Characters: Epic Rap Battles of History


Epic Rap Battles of History, pitting historical figures, celebrities, and fictional characters against each other. Tropes used to describe these combatants should be within the context of the raps. Spoilers have been left unmarked.



The Announcer

Voiced by: Peter Shukoff

  • Animorphism: Whenever ERB News needs The Announcer to appear onscreen, a talking animal is used such as a bear. In the battles themselves, The Announcer is still He Who Must Not Be Seen.
  • Catchphrase: He opens and closes every rap battle the same way.
    EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY! [Character 1] vs. [Character 2]! BEGIN!
    WHO WON? WHO'S NEXT? YOU DECIDE! EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY!
  • Flanderization: He originally had a clear and deep voice. Progressively, it becomes more and more high-pitched and less coherent.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Gets bitten and turned into a zombie at the end of "Rick Grimes vs. Walter White".
  • Large Ham Announcer: He shouts the introduction and conclusion, although he turned down the volume quite a bit in Season 4.
  • The Unintelligible: Getting progressively worse with each battle.
  • The Voice: That's all he is: a voice.

Theodore Roosevelt

Voiced by: Lloyd Ahlquist

  • Badass: Threatened to carve his own chin out of Mount Rushmore and beat Lloyd and Peter with it if they didn't get back to work.
  • Badass Mustache: Roosevelt is well known for his iconic mustache and for being a general Badass.
  • Catch Phrase: "What's up, bitches?!"
  • Large Ham Announcer: Much like the Announcer, he is loud and boisterious.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Teddy's too epic for the rap battles, and the only figure represented who hasn't picked sides, much less participated in a battle.

     Recurring Guest Stars 

George Watsky

Zach Sherwin

Ray William Johnson

Key And Peele

DeStorm Powers

Rhett & Link

  • Badass Baritone: Rhett has a strong deep voice.
  • Badass Beard: Rhett, in all three of his appearances as Donatello (the artist), and Wilbur Wright and William Clark sports a solid goatee.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: To the extent that a row of Scully Boxes were needed to film "Renaissance Artists vs TMNT".
  • Wicked Cultured: Downplayed and not symptomatic of ERB as a whole, but all of their appearances pit them directly against Lloyd and Peter, portraying well-spoken and highly intelligent historical pioneers while the regulars play casual-speaking fictional pop culture heroes.