If Marco Rubio is destined to lose his bid for the Republican presidential nomination — and, yes, that’s still an “if” — we learned Thursday night he will at least do so on his shield.

In the best debate performance of any candidate this primary cycle, the Florida senator took the fight to Donald Trump, at times exposing (often hilariously) the billionaire frontrunner as a hypocrite and a policy lightweight. Ted Cruz also had a good night, sometimes teaming up with Rubio to attack The Donald.

But it’s unclear who, exactly, will benefit from Thursday’s Battle Royale. Here are four possibilities:

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