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.

Bonus Battles
     Boba Fett vs Deadpool 

Boba Fett

Played by: Atul Singh & Brian Neunhoffer (Hitler vs Vader 3), Ivan "Flipz" Velez (Deadpool vs Boba Fett)
Voiced by: Ray William Johnson, Peter Shukoff (Deadpool vs Boba Fett)

  • Ascended Extra: Before getting his own battle, he had a cameo in Vader vs Hitler Round 3.
    • He's this in the Star Wars franchise too, as Deadpool points out.
  • Back from the Dead: Killed in Hitler vs Vader 3, but fights Deadpool on his own, alive and well, in a later battle.
  • Badass Cape: The cover for his jetpack is here and flapping.
  • Bounty Hunter: His role according to Vader; "My bounty hunters ride for me." Also, apparently he was paid to kill Deadpool.
  • The Cameo: His role in Vader vs Hitler 3 in a nutshell.
  • Cool Helmet: Not if you ask Deadpool. He thinks it looks like a mailbox.
  • Dance Battler: Done literally throughout his rap battle with Deadpool, especially during Boba's third and fourth verses when he segues from pop-locking to full-on breakdancing during his rhymes.
  • The Dragon: To Darth Vader.
    Vader: Yo homeboy, finish this rap for me.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Hitler deals with him before he can finish his verse.
  • Guttural Growler: One of his selling points, according to Lloyd.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Shot by Hitler while talking about how he steals the show.
  • Pretender Diss: He downplays Deadpool's merc skills by referring to himself as being the real thing:
    Boba Fett: "So here's a lesson from a genuine assassin who's blastin' foes."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: A lot more coolheaded when compared to Deadpool.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Invoked; he claims that he steals the show as part of his job description. Subverted in the end: he dies before he can finish his verse. To make things worse, he was the only replacement rapper to die at all until "Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible".
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm Scream.
  • The Stoic: His voice is much more subdued in his battle against Deadpool.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Has a missile in his backpack. Deadpool thinks it's stupid, but it serves him pretty well when the rebels show up.
  • Villainous Friendship: He's Darth Vader's "homeboy", and when Hitler shoots him, Vader gives up rapping and just cuts the guy in half.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Start to finish, he's there for six seconds before Hitler kills him. Subverted when he got his own rap battle.


Voiced by: Lloyd Ahlquist

  • Batter Up: Clocks a Mook in the face with a bat.
  • Berserk Button: He gets angry when Boba Fett calls him schizophrenic.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deadpool's usual schtick.
    • He begins by diverting his attention from Boba to walk right up to the screen and directly address the audience:
    Deadpool: (facing into the camera) "Do you honestly think I would screw this feud up,"
    • All of his verses are loaded with Star Wars trivia, and his third verse has him reading his lines straight from comicbook panels.
    • And just to prove that even ERB isn't safe, he makes fun of Fett for being played by two different people. Whether he's referring to appearances on ERB, or the fact that in this battle Fett is being acted by one person and voiced by another, Darth Vader-style, is left up to the viewer.
      • It could possibly also refer to the Star Wars trilogy itself, as Boba was voiced by one actor originally but was redubbed in the post-prequels re-releases.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's got two other voices in his head: a nutty one and a voice of reason.
  • Elvis Impersonator: Imitates Elvis at one point.
  • Expy: Boba points out that he was basically an Alternate Company Equivalent of Deathstroke, and accuses him of ripping off other superheroes.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: At one point, he addresses the people watching the video, asking if they think he'd lose to Boba Fett.
  • Healing Factor: It doesn't impress Boba: he just tells him to go home and heal from what he dished out.
  • Hypocritical Humor: "Presenting the most overrated character anyone's ever saw" Funny how it's Deadpool, who is considered by even his fans as the most overhyped/overrated Marvel character, saying this.
    • He also mocks Boba for being a clone, leading Boba to point out he's not exactly the most original character himself.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: After Boba calls him schizophrenic, Deadpool gets angry and responds in a comicbook panel with each line delivered in a slightly different voice.
  • Insult Backfire: He touts himself as being, "one-of-a-kind" and calls Boba Fett a Xerox of his father. Boba retaliates by pointing out Deadpool's a rip-off of Deathstroke, then adds a list of other powers and features he borrowed from other characters such as Spiderman, Snake Eyes, and Wolverine - and finishes by calling Deadpool "sloppy seconds".
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Boasts about his skills with his katanas.
  • Large Ham: He certainly knows how to put on a show.
  • Mood-Swinger: His mannerism is all over the place, ranging from calm and comical one moment, to Suddenly Shouting the next.
  • Offhand Backhand: Catches a bat swung at him without looking back. Another one has him shooting a Mook in the head without looking.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Deadpool's spazzy behavior and theactrics contrasts sharply with Boba's reserved mannerism.
  • Suddenly Shouting:
    • The first time he does it is during his second verse, as a jab at Boba's lack of screentime:
    Deadpool: (with hat and cane) "Introducing the most overrated character anyone ever saw:"
    "with only FIVE lines in The Triology and one of 'em was, "AAAAHH!!" (flails arms wildly)
    • Also, being called schizophrenic seems to strike a nerve, though not enough to make him stop dancing.

Hosts and Guests

The Announcer

Voiced by: Peter Shukoff

  • Animorphism: Whenever ERB News needs The Announcer to appear onscreen, a talking animal is used. These have included a monkey, a cat, and a bear. In the battles themselves, The Announcer is 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!
  • 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 Mustache: Roosevelt is well known for his iconic mustache and for being a general badass.
  • Breakout Character: Shortly after his debut, ERB News became ERB News with Teddy Roosevelt.
  • Catch Phrase: "What's up, bitches?!"
  • Large Ham Announcer: Much like the Announcer, he is loud and boisterous.
  • O.O.C. 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 & 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: Rhett is way taller than Link, so 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.