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Characters: Death Battle

The hosts and combatants shown so far in Death Battle


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    The Hosts 
The totally sane expert.

Wizard ("Wiz")

Wizard: "It's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win a Death Battle."

Voiced by: Ben Singer

  • Affably Ax-Crazy: Wizard likes to give the impression that he's saner than Boomstick but, there are hints that he's far crazier and that his Straight Man persona is only skin deep. As well as his Blatant Lies about a Goomba volunteering to be dissected, his immediate reaction when Boomstick muses about the usefulness of a baby-launcher is to tell him that the idea is terrible because it would take nine months to reload.
  • Artificial Limbs: Confirmed in Fulgore vs. Sektor, that arm of his is indeed cybernetic...and prone to glitches... such as "accidentally" punching Boomstick.
  • Badass Labcoat: As revealed in the second Death Battle Q&A.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He clearly isn't fond of those who mistake the term "cold resistant" as "totally immune to being frozen solid".
    "If you were wearing a Parka, which is cold resistant, and you were shot by Samus' ice beam, you would be frozen solid."
    • He's also getting pretty sick of fictional metals that are better than titanium.
    • Saying that a character can "see faster" seems to also annoy him quite a bit.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: According to Boomstick, he gets shot down by them easily.
  • Catch Phrase: "and it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win a Death Battle".
    • Also: "Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: He'll show his disdain for opponents and their skills with backhanded compliments or outright scorn. As of more recent episodes, he's been showing his snarky side noticeably more often.
  • Einstein Hair: Then again, what else would you expect from a Mad Scientist?
  • Good with Numbers: He does the calculations of speed, strength, etc
  • Insufferable Genius: Claims to never make mistakes, and more prone to insulting/prodding at the less intelligent fighters on their dumber moments than his co-host.
  • Lack of Empathy: Often is incredulous at some fighter's backstory, especially if they do something that avoids gaining power.
  • Mad Scientist: Albeit more stoic than most. He uses rats for genetic testing, dissected a "voluntary" Goomba to study its anatomy, and frequently states scientific real world facts on the combatants' tactics/weapons and how they can effectively kill a person.
  • Mr. Exposition: He does most of the science stuff.
  • Not So Above It All: He may seem like the Straight Man at first. However, it's implied that he's just as quirky and crazy as Boomstick.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Shoots down Boomstick's idea for a baby-launcher because of how impractical such a weapon would be.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Boomstick's red.
  • The Smart Guy: He does the math stuff that goes over Boomstick's head.
  • The Stoic: Normally, he shows far less emotion than Boomstick.
  • Straight Man: He gives the impression that he's one but don't be fooled. He's every bit as insane as his buddy. He just hides it a bit better.
  • Vocal Evolution: By the third or fourth episode, his voice slowly became lower and more serious/intelligent-sounding.


The other totally sane expert.
Boomstick:"It's time for a Death Battle!"

Voiced by: Chad James

  • The Alcoholic: It apparently led to his divorce...
    Boomstick: *when discussing Link's hookshot* "Man, that really would've helped to get that last beer all those times... probably still be married."
    Wizard: "Doubt it."
    • Also in the Batman vs. Spider-Man episode.
    Boomstick: *when discussing Batmans' Utility Belt* "That belt has pretty much everything, grappling hook, explosives, beer... maybe not that last one, but mine would".
    • And also in He-Man vs. Lion-O,
    Boomstick: *When discussing the Sword of Omens Tractor Beam* "...Which is perfect for when you're on the couch! swooooorrrd of omeeeeens, give me snacks beyond snacks...and a beer!"
  • All Men Are Perverts: If there's an attractive female on the show, you can bet your money he'll make a perverted comment at her expense. note 
  • Arch-Enemy: Pop-stars in general. He hates them even more than his "bloodsucking ex-wife". Considering how much he hates her, that says a lot.
  • Artificial Limbs: He has some kind of robotic left leg, according to the gag reels, it houses explosives.
  • Badass Moustache: The second Death Battle Q&A reveals that he sports one.
  • Big "NO!": After Charizard goes down.
  • Blood Knight: Nothing pleases him more than gratuitous murder and violence.
  • Catch Phrase:
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's prone to going on tangents during the post battle analysis and thought a baby launcher would be a good invention.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, and not nearly as much as Wiz; he tends to be more over-the-top.
  • Deep South: Harbors a few of these traits, his accent and love of guns being the most noticeable. Chad (Boomstick's voice actor) outright classifies Boomstick as a redneck.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Occasionally says something insightful and intelligent in the middle of his ramblings.
  • Eagleland: Type 2. Loud, boisterous, idiotic (most of the time), and a lover of guns and beer.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While Boomstick is a lover of No Kill Like Overkill, he's absolutely horrified that Rainbow Dash ate Starscream's Spark and considered her a monster, even though Blanka devours Pikachu a couple episodes later.
    Boomstick: Forget all doubt! That pony is a monster!
  • Extreme Omnivore: Apparently, he wants to eat a Pokémon.
    Boomstick: What?! They look delicious!
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: He certainly has no objections to how Rogue ended the fight between her and Wonder Woman.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Possibly. The Ivy vs. Orchid video has him imply that his father was a zombie pirate.
  • Hidden Depths: Wiz comments in the Goku Vs. Superman fight that Boomstick's remark involving Superman's disguise was surprisingly profound. He's also surprised that Boomstick knew so much about dinosaurs when he discussed velociraptors.
  • Hot-Blooded: In contrast to the strait-laced Wiz.
  • I Call Him "Mr. Happy": Decides to name his penis "Righteous Indignation", after Bucky O' Hare's ship.
  • I Hate You, Zombie Pirate Dad/Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Apparently Boomstick was raised by a zombie pirate, though whether he hated him is debatable, he just says this:
    Boomstick: "Zombie pirates don't make good fathers. Believe me, I know."
    Wizard: What.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: While the "kindhearted" part is debatable, he absolutely adores kittens.
    "Shut up! Kittens are adorable!"
    • On the other hand, he owns a "laser-guided kitten cannon" and recently declared cats inferior to dogs (sans the Tigerzord).
  • Large Ham: Louder, more passionate and generally a bigger presence than Wiz.
  • Mundane Utility: Often makes a comment about how a fighter's equipment can be used to be lazy.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Realizes that he does one in He-Man vs Lion-O:
    • "Aww, we missed the cute kitty stage!" *Beat* "SHUT UP, kittens are adorable!"
  • Pungeon Master: Spouts off at least one pun in every episode, usually at the very end.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: According to Yoshi vs. Riptor, he owns a pink car (with flame decals) which Riptor slams into, destroying it.
    Boomstick: Nooo, my car!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Wizard's blue.
  • Super Strength: If he isn't just bragging as always, Boomstick seems to be stronger than your average denizen of the Deep South.
    Boomstick: (on Lion-O's Claw Shield) …with which, in his first outing, he effortlessly punched down a tree. Hey, that's just like how I catch squirrels for supper!
  • Understatement: His only response to Shao Khan absorbing M. Bison's soul is "That can't be good".
  • Vocal Evolution: By the third or fourth episode, his voice started getting louder and took on a more pronounced Southern accent.
  • The Watson: He tends to be the one to ask the questions about Wizard's scientific facts so that they can be more easily explained to the audience. According to many 'Behind The Scenes' videos, Boomstick tries to contradict Wiz's researching and claims with questions normal people would ask about the combatants.

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