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[[caption-width-right:300:"IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!!!"]]

->'''Boomstick:''' He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick.\\
'''Wizard:''' And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win a Death Battle.

'''''[[http://www.screwattack.com/show/death-battle Death Battle]]''''' is a special hosted by [[Website/ScrewAttack Screwattack.com]] and is presented by "Wizard" (Ben Singer) and "Boomstick" (Chad James). Episodes 20-29 were animated by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ShortFactor Mr Lange, aka Short Factor]] (Jordan Lange), with Episodes 29 onwards animated by [[http://t.co/L8CjEKohmy Torrian Crawford]] and some guest animators. The point of the show is to [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny take two similar characters and pit them against each other, analyzing their respective strengths and weaknesses to see who would win]], similar to ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''.

So far, there are 62 videos. The first 18 episodes were featured exclusively on Website/ScrewAttack's Website/YouTube account, and starting with episode 19 the series is now posted to the redesigned screwattack.com, with a delayed posting of past fights to their Youtube page.

The Rules (unwritten and official) of a Death Battle are:

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[[folder:Rules]]
* '''The warriors can only know of each other if they do know each other in canon in both ''official'' universes''' (as seen with Leonardo strategizing in his match against his brothers). Otherwise, they cannot know each other's movesets. Even if they do know of each other in canon, no one is allowed to prepare for the fight (e.g. Batman and Spider-Man had to use their default weapons instead of using weapons designed to exploit each other's weaknesses, like Spider-Man's weakness to pesticides or Ganon's weakness to holy/light-based weaponry).
** The script for the dialogue has been known to ignore this rule, with characters calling each other by name (Lex & Iron Man) and/or referencing their internet rivalry (Sonic & Mario or Deadpool & Deathstroke), but can't know each other's physical traits.
** To prevent fighters from exploiting weaknesses of others for a cheap victory (in Darth Vader's case, though Doctor Doom did use electricity against him, he managed to use the force to save himself), a character's weaknesses normally only come into play if the enemy can find a way to detect a weakness (like how Superman and Terminator had x-ray vision) or if there is a specific reason why it cannot be exploited (such as Goku being too honorable to use Kryptonite on Superman). Other than that, if a combatant survives a match long enough, they may discover a way to counter the fighting style of their opponent (like Black Orchid figuring out how to counter Ivy's snake-sword, Tai attacking Red so that Charizard would not know how to fight [=WarGreymon=], or Spider-Man knowing that Batman had explosive batarangs).
* '''A battle has to end with the loser dying''' (though not necessarily at the hands of the winner, as shown when Dan Hibiki accidentally ingested one of Hercule Satan's capsules), or at least "dead" as far as physical forms are concerned (Starscream and Mega Man having their physical bodies blown to pieces but still being technically "alive" otherwise, or gods and similar characters left with no working mortal avatar to continue fighting with).
* '''Pacifist warriors will not have their peaceful nature interrupt the fight, and both combatants will have any personality restraints from killing removed''' (such as Spider-Man and Batman fighting each other to the death when they would not do so otherwise). However, if their traditional arsenal uses nonlethal weapons, they cannot change it (e.g. Batman). They can only use lethal weapons if they have them as part of their regular arsenal.
* All other traits will be represented with accuracy based on the warrior's canon universes (as stated with Goku. {{Expanded universe}}s, like ''GT'', are only allowed to be mentioned if they do not conflict with the original canon, like the ''Dragon Ball'' manga). '''''All'' consistent and canon sources available during the time of the episode's release will be examined by the hosts''' (for example, the old StarWarsExpandedUniverse was accounted for Luke Skywalker because the Luke vs. Harry Potter fight was produced about three years before Creator/{{Disney}} declared the original EU to be AlternateContinuity, and it was still accounted for the Samus vs. Boba Fett Remastered fight one year after said declaration because it was produced 10 months before the release of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', which completely overwrites the post-''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' timeline in which Boba Fett got a greater number of appearances[[note]]In the original EU, Boba managed to get out of the sarlacc pit and live another day; in the Disney canon, he had not appeared in any story set after his battle in ''Return Of The Jedi'' when the episode was produced.[[/note]]). Characters with multiple incarnations, such as Link, Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Godzilla, will be [[CompositeCharacter composites]] combining the best aspects of their various incarnations, unless said incarnation is drastically different from other incarnations. If a specific incarnation of a character is chosen, the canon used will most likely be the most popular depiction (e.g. [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] Starscream, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4]] Rainbow Dash, and post-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]] Superman and Batman). The research will avoid biases.
** B. If one warrior is allowed abilities from a non-canon source, the other warrior must be allowed to use their own non-canon sources as well.
** C. Also, if a certain depiction of the warrior has them ridiculously overpowered or inconsistent (like Shao Khan turning into a hydra in the live-action films), or powers that would be difficult to examine logically, (e.g. pre-1986 Superman could destroy entire solar systems WITH A SNEEZE and could both [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands "super-weave" and "super-shapeshift"]]) then it will not be used.
** D. Not every weapon owned by the warriors in every canon will be used. Instead, only the ones they are commonly using (as seen with Rogue or Batman) or their best or most iconic weapons (e.g. Link and Cloud were equipped with their best armor and magic, Raiden used the Murasama he gained at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' rather than the weaker HF Blade he used for most of the game) will be used.
** E. If a warrior originated from foreign media, the American dub will not be used if it contradicts the original source in any way (i.e. Goku's abilities used the Japanese canon, not the English dubs and mistranslations -- which, for sake of example, slowed down his Instant Transmission).
** F. A piece of media that claims to be canon but clearly isn't will be avoided. For instance, [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 Godzilla film]] is not used to measure Godzilla's abilities because, as was shown in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', the monster Zilla is clearly not Godzilla. Also alternate forms of media might be avoided, like Shao Khan's film depiction (where he can transform into a hydra).
** G. Because the warriors are examined by their latest depiction, they cannot use abilities that they lost in their past (ie how Shukaku was removed from Gaara or how Kratos, Spawn and Raiden gave up their divine immortality.)
** H. Claims made by fans will only be considered canon if the official franchise or character from an official source recognizes it, as seen by Chuck Norris recognizing and acknowledging fan claims in his book "The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories".[[note]]Although [[JustForFun that episode]] is a bad example[[/note]]
* To get as many common abilities as possible, '''the warrior will be shown at their latest depictions or their oldest age as an active warrior.''' Examples include Harry Potter is depicted as he is at the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' when he learned all his skills, not while he was a young kid in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone]]'' where he only knew minor spells. Or Goku knowing Super Saiyan 4 and being 53 years old, which is his age in ''DBGT''. However, "[[DistantFinale future canon]]" will be avoided if it unbalances the fight as some characters will gain more power - like Superman in the future in ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' - while some characters will grow old and weak - like Batman in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. In the case of 2D end battles, a character's depiction in the end fight is limited by what sprites are available for them, such as Harry Potter and Toph having their appearances as children despite using abilities and weapons obtained as adults, and Nightmare appearing in his ''[=SoulCalibur=] IV'' form.
* '''Summoning other combatants is not allowed unless it fits the theme of the matchup''' (like how Eggman and Wily fought with their robotic armies, Solid Snake and Sam Fisher having their mission support from Otacon and Grim, and Pokemon Trainer Red and Tai assisting Charizard and Greymon respectively). Unless the battle asks for multiple characters for each side, the combatants must fight alone, even if they are used to fighting with a partner (like how Pikachu wasn't allowed to have Ash command him).
** B. One exception is if the fighter uses a creature for an attack that can reasonably be replaced by a non-combatant projectile (like how Peach can summon a sheep that doesn't do anything but fly at the opponent and put them to sleep with contact, or the Goomba firing Mini-Goombas) or when the act would fall under using the environment to their advantage (like how Batman can summon bats from the surrounding area with his gadgets), but the fighter cannot be dependent on these creatures and, in cases of summoning as an attack, the creatures cannot act on their own (like how Link and Cloud were not allowed to use summons or fairies because the summons attack on their own once summoned and the fairies are sentient beings making a decision to help Link once he runs out of hearts).
** C. Another exception is a [[ActuallyADoombot Doombot]] or fake clones, as seen with Wily and Dr. Doom. However this clone cannot fight alongside the original simultaneously as it would mean the opponent would be outnumbered.
** D. Another exception is if the other ally is, or can be used as, a living or sentient weapon or suit of armor, like Spawn's costume, Saba accompanying Tommy Oliver, Iron Man's Endo-sym armor, or Mega Man using Rush's Super Adapter form.
** E. Another exception can be if summoning is integral to the character as a primary method of combat in-universe. Case in point, Bayonetta is still given full access to her ability to summon Infernal Demons (such as Madama Butterfly and Gomorrah) as this is one of her trademark abilities in all of her games and even guest appearances in [[VideoGame/AnarchyReigns other]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros franchises]]. Not allowing her to do so would be a major disadvantage to her as summoning is so integral to Bayonetta's fighting style that without it her powers and abilities would be severely limited in comparison to her opponent. During the time of summoning, however, the summoner may not engage in combat alongside the summoning to prevent an unfair advantage by having multiple combatants versus one. The summoner must remain passive until such time the summoning is destroyed, incapacitated, or has destroyed the enemy combatant.
* '''The terrain chosen in the fight will either be a terrain from the fighters' franchises (like Superman's Metropolis or Goku's mountainous terrain) or would be a location that both warriors are experienced in (like Batman and Spider-Man fighting at night in a city)'''. The area itself however doesn't matter nor play any role in determining the outcome of the battle, and even the entire battle itself is just a visual representation of the researchers' conclusions. The environment only becomes important if a character's skills use it, like with Leonardo hiding in the shadows, Chun-Li/Mai wall-jumping, or Gaara/Toph using it as a primary means of combat.
** One exception to this rule is if a fighter has the ability (usually via teleportation) to change the environment into one specifically favorable to them, they'll be able to do so normally. This was seen when Scorpion transported Ryu into [[{{Hell}} Netherealm]], a place that greatly enhances Scorpion's own power while fatiguing his opponent, or when Ganon warped Bowser to a lava pit and attempted to drop him into it.
* '''The fight at the end of the episode is ''not'' what determines the victor in battle'''. It is nothing more than a fun little dramatization showcasing most if not all of the research displayed beforehand of the combatants in action. The winners are determined before the battle through quasi-scientific analysis of their abilities, and the character with the objectively better abilities will win.

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The fights so far, in order of airing are:

[[folder:Season One]]
# "[[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Samus Aran wins. Samus has superior weaponry and athletic skill, combined with Boba's homing anti-vehicle rocket (his most powerful weapon) being inaccurate to human-sized targets.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat Shang Tsung]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Akuma wins. Akuma is an [[LightningBruiser incredibly vicious fighter]], so his constant punishment and unmatched skills were more than what Shang Tsung's stamina could handle. Shang Tsung's versatility and power-stealing abilities weren't able to stop Akuma's brutal tactics.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]] vs. Franchise/WonderWoman." [[labelnote:Result]]Rogue wins. Wonder Woman's outfit exposes a lot of skin, making it fairly easy for Rogue to steal her powers and eventually kill her with her touch. Wonder Woman's fighting style also worked against her as it contains several variations of blows to the face, the only part of Rogue that is uncovered, and Wonder Woman had no knowledge that Rogue could sap power from skin contact.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Goomba]] vs. [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Koopa]]." [[labelnote:Result]]It's a draw. The Goomba's [[TooDumbToLive idiocy]] and the Koopa's [[DirtyCoward cowardice]] respectively lead to their downfalls. Kicking the Koopa's shell [[HoistByHisOwnPetard sent it back at the Goombas]] and the Koopa was too afraid to get out of its shell in time to avoid the lava pit.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar]] vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Zangief wins. Zangief is younger, heavier, larger, considerably stronger, and has been training all his life, whereas Haggar's training is distracted by a political career.[[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Battle Royale." (Blocked from YouTube due to copyright but can still be viewed on ScrewAttack's website.) [[labelnote:Result]]Leonardo wins. Leonardo knows how to pick battles and knows the others inside and out, and has the deadliest of the weapons. Michelangelo suffered from a lack of discipline and overcomplicated weapons. Donatello's bo staff didn't have adequate killing power, and Raphael was weakened from fighting Donatello. Leonardo would pick a fight with Michelangelo right off the bat- knowing that he's the weakest. This would leave Raphael to fight Donatello first- against whom he has a massive range disadvantage. [[/labelnote]]
# "The Winner of the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT Battle Royale]] vs. [[VideoGame/BattleToads Zitz]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Leonardo wins. Zitz is a powerhouse compared to Leonardo, but Zitz's strategies always relies on [[AttackAttackAttack overpowering foes via sheer brute force]], whereas Leonardo can rely on his ninja training to outsmart and outflank. When the fight moved to the darkness of the sewers, Leonardo was in his element, and the untrained Zitz just couldn't figure out what to do.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi]] vs. [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Riptor]]." [[labelnote:Result]] Yoshi wins. Yoshi has been known to be able to take a beating, and his arsenal is varied thanks to his digestive system. He's also smart, being described as an incredibly intelligent species by Nintendo and possessing at least enough intelligence to drive a car.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] vs. [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Taokaka]]." [[labelnote:Result]] Taokaka wins. Taokaka has the superior agility, not to mention her razor-blade claws.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] vs. Comicbook/{{Spawn}}." [[labelnote:Result]]Spawn wins. The only weapon Kratos possesses that's actually capable of hurting Spawn is the Blade of Olympus, and Spawn has plenty of energy to feed on from Kratos himself, since he's covered in the ashes of his deceased family. In addition, even if Kratos pieced together that only the Blade can kill Spawn, he would also need to know through unlikely odds that Spawn needed to be decapitated in order to die. And ''even'' then, Kratos would have to do so while dodging Spawn's array of superpowers that Kratos is not immune to.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} White Bomberman]] vs. VideoGame/DigDug." [[labelnote:Result]]Dig Dug wins. Dig Dug has the superior movement when below ground, and unlike White Bomberman, he has a way of controlling his opponent (stunning Bomberman with his harpoon). In addition, Bomberman's own weapons are just as much a danger to himself as they are to Dig-Dug.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]] vs. [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow The Hedgehog]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Vegeta wins. The most evident reason was the vast difference in terms of power and defence between the two- in their base forms, Shadow was at a disadvantage against even base Vegeta (Let alone his Super Saiyan self), forcing him to rely on his [[SuperMode Super Shadow]] form to be able to properly do damage. However, this has a time limit of approximately 50 seconds at maximum without supplementation (Rings, etc.), and not even that is offensively powerful enough to kill Vegeta in such a short amount of time.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] vs. [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Sonic wins. In terms of battling with their various {{Power Up}}s, the two were very evenly matched and able to counter each other blow-for-blow (To the point where Mario could use a combination of the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Starman]], [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Metal Mario]] and [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 Mega Mario]] to nullify the nigh-unstoppable [[SuperMode Super Sonic]]), meaning that this fight ultimately came down to who was stronger in their normal forms once their supplies ran out. Sonic won out thanks to his SuperSpeed and generally much wider range of abilities as his base self, with Mario much less able to bring his biggest advantages- namely, his higher strength/defence and jumping abilities- into play due to his much lower speed and agility, and general lack of experience in dealing with opponents as fast as the blue hedgehog.[[/labelnote]]
# "Music/JustinBieber vs. Music/RebeccaBlack." [[labelnote:Result]]It's a draw. Bieber's fear of thrown objects kept him at a distance while Black's daredevil recklessness put her at just as much risk as it did her opponent.[[/labelnote]] [[note]] Actual reason: Boomstick and Wizard hate pop stars.[[/note]]
# "[[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] vs. Franchise/HarryPotter." [[labelnote:Result]]Luke Skywalker wins. Harry has an inherent weakness in his famous lightning-bolt scar that can be exploited with [[ShatterpointTap Shatterpoint]]. Most of his curses and spells can be blocked or deflected with Luke's lightsaber, and Luke's versatile Force Abilities were more than capable of both offensive (Pulling Harry's ''Firebolt'' down to the ground to take away his speed advantage) and defensive (Force-choking Harry to prevent him from casting spells) purposes, which let him control the fight.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] vs. [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Mai]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury Shiranui]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Mai Shiranui wins. Although outmatched in strength and hand-to-hand combat skill/experience, Mai has weapons (her metal fans) and superior energy-based attacks, and her ninja training makes her unpredictable to the formally trained Chun-Li. [[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Starscream]] vs. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Rainbow Dash wins. Rainbow is fast and agile enough to dodge Starscream's missiles. Additionally, his Null Rays have no effect on organic life forms, and his extremely poor marksmanship negates the rest of his arsenal. Meanwhile, Starscream also has no way to counter techniques like the Sonic Rainboom and the Buccaneer Blaze. Rainbow's speed is also superior to Starscream (as well as to other Death Battle speedsters such as Metal Sonic and base Sonic). Even if they had considered a more competent version of Starscream, all incarnations of the Transformer are far better at fighting against larger, non-organic beings than small organic ones like Rainbow. When one factors in how even high-tier Transformers have been beaten by humans much smaller than them, it seems likely that a minor FlyingBrick with magical powers and SuperSpeed could triumph…[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doomguy]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Master Chief wins. Although Doomguy is slightly faster, Chief has superior strength, agility, reflexes, and durability due to his augmentations, is equipped with armor that can counter Doomguy's incredible offensive arsenal, and, albeit factoring into his victory to a small degree, is noted to possess incredible luck in battle. Doomguy is also somewhat more dependent on power ups than Chief, and his armor isn't enough against Master Chief's wide array of weapons. Lastly, Doomguy's trump card, the [=BFG-9000=], can be negated by the Halo 3 Bubble Shield.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Doctor Eggman]] [[note]]With Hyper Metal Sonic, Silver Sonic, Mecha Sonic, Mecha Knuckles, E101 Beta MKII, Egg Robo, Scratch and Grounder, Shadow Androids, and an assortment of lower-level robo-mooks for Infantry, including Motobugs, Caterkillers, Buzzbombers, Egg Pawns, and Swatbots.[[/note]] vs. [[VideoGame/MegaMan Doctor Wily]] [[note]]With Bass and Treble, Metal Man, Guts Man, Pharaoh Man, Magnet Man, Slash Man, Sheep Man, Yellow Devil, and an assortment of lower-level robo-mooks for Infantry, including Bladers, Sniper Joes, Mettaurs, Hotheads and Paozos.[[/note]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Technically, it's a draw, as Wily and Eggman are both killed by [[DarkHorseVictory Metal Sonic]] in his Metal Overlord form, after he was infected by the Roboenza Virus and absorbed the Egg Fleet. The hosts, dumbfounded, debate for a moment on which way to call the draw before just declaring Metal Sonic himself the winner. Wily would have carried the battle due to him being CrazyPrepared with his booby-trapped robot doubles and the fact that his robots can coordinate effectively as a team with their more advanced AI and diverse abilities. Together, Wily's robots soundly destroyed Eggman's army. On the other hand, Metal Sonic more than made up for the ineffectiveness of Eggman's other troops by being a OneManArmy capable of beating any of Wily's Robot Masters. The one thing neither Eggman nor Wily counted on was Metal Sonic going berserk. A few scans, a Chaos Emerald, a Roboenza virus later, and the whole city is ruins; and mostly likely the world is doomed.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]] vs. [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Princess Peach wins. While Zelda is magically potent, Peach's magical powers can at least match her blow for blow. Zelda's trump card, her Light Arrow, can be negated by Peach's Anger Magic. Where Peach truly carries the advantage is in the physical strengths in that she has a varied arsenal, is shown to be much more athletic, and has a kick that's powerful enough to cause [[OffWithHisHead decapitation.]][[/labelnote]]
# "[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat Raiden]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Thor wins. Thor and Raiden are immune to each other's lightning, but while outside lightning Raiden's main power is martial arts, Thor comes equipped with million-ton hammer and the strength to wield it. Also, he has experience defeating clever foes like Raiden, given that his main enemy is his trickster god brother, Loki.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]] vs. [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Link wins. Link has the superior experience and is used to thinking on the fly, as compared to Cloud's predictable brute force style. The Hylian Shield is indestructible and combined with the Golden Gauntlets (which give him SuperStrength) can block Cloud's [[{{BFS}} Buster Sword]], while the Master Sword weakens Cloud by purging his Jenova Cells.[[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/{{Batman}} vs. Franchise/SpiderMan." [[labelnote:Result]]Spider-Man wins. Spidey's SpiderSense negates stealth and surprise, Batman's two greatest weapons. Unlike Batman, Spider-Man possesses superhuman strength, speed, and durability, having knocked out a dinosaur in a single punch, running 200 MPH in some canons, and survived grenades to the face and fights with powerful characters like Juggernaut. Batman has weapons but most are designed to be nonlethal. Batman is an master escape artist but he would still need a considerable time to escape from Spider-Man's webs, which have been known to restrain the ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk. Batman's greatest feats, such as fighting the rest of the Justice League and succeeding, were only accomplished thanks to the amount of time Batman put into preparing a plan of attack (and prep time is banned in Death Battle), and even if Batman was allowed time to prepare, so would Spider-Man, who also possesses genius-level intelligence and cunning; lastly, albeit factoring in to his victory a lesser degree, Spider-Man already has some experience in fighting strategic, gadget-oriented opponents, such as the Green Goblin, who possesses a similar style of fighting compared to Batman.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter Blanka]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Blanka wins. Blanka's survival skills, superior strength, resistance to electrical attacks, and size trump Pikachu's GlassCannon abilities despite his lack of formal training. Pikachu's dependance on Ash for instructions and lack of techniques that can harm Blanka hinder him.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Manga/DragonBall Son Goku]] vs. Franchise/{{Superman}}." [[labelnote:Result]]Superman wins. Goku's extreme tenacity and magical equipment combined with Superman's tendency to hold back only prolonged the inevitable. At the end of the day, Superman is simply stronger, faster, and tougher by many orders of magnitude. Taking into account the [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] forms, even when Goku is in Super Saiyan 4, Superman is still at least 4.125 X 10^13 times stronger, 3 times faster, and 288 times tougher than Goku. In addition, Goku did not know Superman drew power from the sun, and he couldn't blow up the sun since the resulting supernova would incinerate Earth and Goku but not Superman (who has survived supernova explosions), as well as because Goku can't breath in space while Superman can. As for the argument that Goku could teleport Superman to a red star, Goku has no way of knowing that Superman is drained by red stars, and it would require concentration, which would be very hard when up against Superman. While Superman weakened by green Kryptonite would be defeated easily, Goku has shown various times that he refuses to fight weakened opponents.[[/labelnote]]
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[[folder:Season Two]]
# "[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] vs. [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Lion-O]]." [[labelnote:Result]]He-Man wins. He-Man's strength easily overpowers Lion-O's and He-Man is just as fast as him, if not faster. He-Man is more than strong enough to destroy the Sword of Omens, leaving Lion-O vulnerable, and his Power Sword can deflect all the energy blasts fired by the Sword of Omens. This would leave the Eye of Thundera's impressive magical energies as Lion-O's only trump card, but by the time it gets that far, Lion-O would already be in serious danger.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/MortalKombat Shao Kahn]] vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Shao Kahn wins. Shao Kahn's battle experience of over ten thousand years in addition to the absorption of billions of souls, all of which grant him power, was enough for him to overcome for M. Bison's ruthless fighting style. In addition, Bison's [[SoulPower soul-fueled]] Psycho Power isn't the best weapon against someone who [[ShootingSuperman eats souls for breakfast]], neither is his ability to brainwash and psychically manipulate others against someone who has similar experience. Lastly, Kahn's otherworldly physiology means Bison's soul would find it much more difficult to possess if he had to.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Strider Hiryu wins. Hiryu's drones were able to match all of Hayabusa's ninpo arts, leaving the battle down to who has the advantage in strength, speed, and weaponry, all of which Hiryu is superior in. Hayabusa can cut someone in half with the Dragon Sword, he can dodge automatic fire, and he has a vast array of weapons at his disposal. Compare that to Hiryu who can cut someone in half with his bare hands, he can dodge computer-guided Shadow-Tag bullets (antiaircraft rounds designed to kill Striders), and he has a plasma blade, Falchion, that can generate enough heat to cut through all of Ryu's weapons except for the True Dragon Sword -- which, in and of itself, lacks enough impact to turn the fight around. [[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy Valentine]] vs. [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Black Orchid]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Black Orchid wins. Her ability to defeat the millennia-old warlord Eyedol when even the greatest warriors of the past failed highlights Orchid's superior fighting capabilities, as compared to Ivy's spotty win-loss record (3-4, to be precise, but 2 of the wins were rematches) within the ''Soul'' canon. While Ivy is able to outmatch Orchid in long-ranged fights, Orchid's ability to turn into a flaming panther and phase through attacks forced the fight into close combat, which Orchid is more skilled in. On the topic of Orchid's finishing moves, while Ivy is known for her infamously enlarged breasts, Orchid's are only a size smaller, meaning neither of them are capable of utilizing Orchid's more well-known finisher (where she flashes her breasts at an opponent, causing them to die out of sheer shock at how big they are) properly; finally, despite her experience in alchemy, Ivy would be unable to negate Orchid being able to turn her into a frog, as Soul Edge's protection does not fare well against other forms of magic.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]] vs. [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Fox [=McCloud=] wins. Real-life food chain aside, both sides have distinct advantages, rendering the fight close. In space, the Star Fox team's Arwings outclass the Righteous Indignation in both maneuverability and defenses. On the ground, Bucky's acrobatics and Fox's reflectors both render the other's laser fire an irrelevant matter. With both having several advantages over each other (bravery vs. wits, land mobility vs. aerial mobility, etc.), the battle comes down to experience. Fox has fought in more wars than Bucky's rebellion, and singlehandedly won all of them by himself, in comparison to Bucky relying on his squad-mates on field missions.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]] vs. Franchise/RoboCop." [[labelnote:Result]][=RoboCop=] wins. While the Terminator is faster, more agile, and more "trained" (he has knowledge of combat and tactics uploaded into his A.I.), [=RoboCop=] is stronger and tougher. He has survived bombs, lasers, falls from the tops of skyscrapers, and a 3000 psi hydraulic press and been absolutely fine afterwards; T-800/850 units have been obliterated by most of these things. Plus, [=RoboCop=] still has the mind of Alex Murphy, meaning he has some human creativity that helps him outsmart machinery, and his arsenal was generally superior to that of his opponent.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]] vs. [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Tails wins. Luigi has more combat experience, but Tails' flight and vastly superior speed allowed him to control the battlefield completely. He is also stronger (able to lift 10 tons, while Luigi can barely lift a radish the size of a car), far, far smarter (with an IQ of 300) than the plumber, and his gadgets make up for his weaknesses. In addition, the randomness of Luigi's greatest weapon, the Negative Zone, produces inconsistent results and is non-lethal in and of itself, as well as the fact that the Poltergust 5000, Luigi's other trump card, can be destroyed by Tails's bombs.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Venusaur vs. Charizard vs. Blastoise]] Pokémon Battle Royale." [[labelnote:Result]]Blastoise wins. Blastoise has an incredible defense but isn't lacking in attack either. Charizard has an incredible offense but a weak defense, and since he can't learn Sunny Day naturally he can't counter Blastoise's Rain Dance move, which weakens him significantly. Venusaur's most powerful attack takes time to charge up, and the rest of his moveset is filled with double-edged swords and status-effect moves that merely weaken an opponent instead of killing them. Though the three Pokémon theoretically counter each other due to ElementalRockPaperScissors, when you mathematically break down the 7000+ ways the fight can play out, Blastoise wins 48% of the time, Charizard 35%, and Venusaur 17%[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Fulgore]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat Sektor]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Fulgore wins. At first Fulgore was heavily outmaneuvered by Sektor's speed and agility, the latter being 250 pounds lighter and having the training of a ninja on his side. But Fulgore can even the playing field easily by super-charging his nuclear reactor to overclock his weapons and armor, breaking Sektor's combos with pure brute strength. Fulgore also has more options than Sektor in melee, ranged, and defensive combat and has a better victory streak against his own ArchEnemy (while Sektor has been repeatedly defeated by Sub-Zero, Fulgore barely lost against Jago only because Black Orchid [[BigDamnHeroes stepped in]]).[[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/{{Godzilla}} vs. Franchise/{{Gamera}}." [[labelnote:Result]]Godzilla wins. While Gamera is faster and smarter, Godzilla is 9 times heavier, much stronger, and vastly more durable, having tanked a city-busting meteor without flinching whereas Gamera barely survived a similarly destructive nuke. As Gamera's shell had been pierced by foes physically weaker than him before, there's no doubt that the much stronger Godzilla could overpower him. Godzilla's Atomic Breath is composed of pure radiation, not oxygen-based combustion, so Gamera couldn't feed off of it. Finally, Gamera often needs two rounds of battle to defeat his opponent, the first to analyze them and the second to beat them, whereas Godzilla usually comes out on top the first time and actively ''prevents'' his enemies from running away until they're dead. [[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/CaptainAmerica vs Franchise/{{Batman}}." [[labelnote:Result]]Batman wins. Although Batman has stated Captain America could beat him in a (very long) fist fight, that's the very reason Batman doesn't try fighting fair. Although Cap was stronger and faster, he lacked quite as many years in martial arts as Batman does. Plus, even though Cap has the mental capabilities fast enough to dodge point blank bullets, his vision is still human and can't see through, say, a smokescreen or pitch-darkness. Indeed, Batman can even hide from ''[[PhysicalGod Superman]]''. Captain America's shield was versatile in defending against Batman's electric fists and projectiles and being a projectile itself in a stand up fight, but once Batman set up his smoke screen and used stealth to his advantage it quickly became useless as he couldn't know where Batman would strike next so he could bring it to bare, nor could he throw it and hit with any sort of reliable result. Cap just doesn't have a reliable counter to Batman's stealth and gadgets which cost him the match.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/PowerRangers Tigerzord]] [[note]]Piloted by Tommy Oliver (the White Ranger) and Saba[[/note]] vs. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamwing Gundam Epyon]] [[note]]Piloted by Zechs Merquise[[/note]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Zechs/Epyon wins. Zechs is a trained and experienced pilot compared to the less experienced Tommy who was drafted for the Power Rangers out of high school, and despite the size difference the two mechs have about the same durability relative to each other's attacks. The Epyon's Zero system allowed Zechs to see the next move coming which allowed him to keep ahead after the initial delerium and counter all of the Tigerzord's attacks. Not even the combined power of all other Zords forming the Mega Tigerzord was enough to overcome Epyon's predictive capabilities, which it used to strike with precision attacks and shatter the Tigerzord's connection to the morphing grid to clench the match.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] vs [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Scorpion wins. Scorpion is able to teleport him and his opponent to the Netherrealm, which increases his power indefinitely the longer he is there, making victory a matter of time. In addition, Scorpion being unkillable by physical attacks leaves Ryu with only one move that can actually kill Scorpion (the Raging Demon), which he has little experience using and can be easily dodged by Scorpion.[[/labelnote]]
# "SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} vs ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}." [[labelnote:Result]]Deadpool wins. Deadpool's regenerative ability is greater than Deathstroke's, and while Deathstroke is the better tactician, Deadpool's unpredictable nature makes him almost impossible to plan against. Deathstroke also lacked a way to permanently put down Deadpool, while Deadpool had his carbonadium sword, which negates regenerative abilities.[[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/{{Kirby}} vs [[Franchise/DragonBall Majin Buu]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Kirby wins. Although lacking the regenerative and destructive ability of Majin Buu, Kirby's agility, strength and durability is more than a match for him- his Warp Star reaches light speed, he's strong enough to throw an equivalent of 3.5 tons to the Sun at escape velocity, had the sufficient combat experience to defeat numerous [[EldritchAbomination cosmic horrors]] and other such powerful foes, and he has tanked [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe a planet-sized explosion]] and [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar falling through the exhaust flames of a massive jet engine]] among other things- whilst equivalent forces can blow Buu's body apart, making him surprisingly much less durable outside of his regenerative powers. Furthermore, Kirby was capable of absorbing and rebounding whatever attacks ''could'' kill him, including the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Planet Burst Ball]] by way of [[SuperMode Hypernova Kirby]]. Furthermore, Buu's instantaneous movement has limits in extreme situations, such as when a huge energy ball capable of eviscerating him heads his way.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna]] vs. [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Sol Badguy wins. Sol's centuries of developing a fighting style trump Ragna's relatively short training time with Jubei, and his soul has been through the soul-destroying Backyard, making it strong enough to withstand the combined soul draining effect of both the Azure Grimoire and Blood Scythe. Also, while both combatants have rebounded from seemingly fatal injuries, Sol's ability to withstand punishment outclasses Ragna by an enormous factor. While Ragna's Black Beast form is powerful, Sol's gear form is much stronger, even when he's holding back. Sol's gear form has been proven to take down enemies even more immense and powerful than the Black Beast and even then his power was limited by his headband meaning that it's merely a fraction of his full potential.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara]] vs. [[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph Beifong]]." [[labelnote:Result]]Toph Beifong wins. Although Toph is blind and Gaara's sand allows him to fly, Toph can feel the earth even if it isn't on the ground. Even though Gaara's sand is controlled by his mother, it's still sand, and can be manipulated by Toph's bending. Furthermore Gaara adding his father's gold dust to his own mixture of sand to make it easier to control also works to Toph's advantage, as that gold has trace amounts of iron (bearing in mind that it took a magnetic ability to use the gold dust) and is thus vulnerable to Toph's mastery of metal bending making it easier for her to redirect. Gaara's ultimate move, The Sand Tomb and Burial techniques, could easily be countered by Toph's bending cocooning herself in rock and steel. Gaara's sand armor also lets Toph see wherever he was at any point and her mastery of sand and metal bending helps her see, prepare for, and redirect any attack before it hits her. Maintaining the sand armor also takes a lot of Gaara's Chakra energy. When Toph got in close enough and broke Gaara's focus, it was all she needed to manipulate the sand to entomb and crush his body completely.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] REMASTERED." [[labelnote:Result]] Samus Aran still wins. All of Samus's previous advantages still apply, namely her superior speed, maneuverability, and technology. Boba Fett may have better durability and physical strength, but Samus regularly defeats opponents that trump her in those areas. In addition, while Fett has a history of taking down differently empowered individuals, he tends to accomplish through cunning and mind games, playing his prey into traps -- this is difficult to accomplish against Samus, who has maintained a high level of distance and anonymity from the rest of civilization. This would give Fett almost nothing to research, making him fall back on an arsenal that, while formidable, simply can't keep up.[[/labelnote]]
# "Creator/ChuckNorris vs. Advertising/SegataSanshiro." [[labelnote:Result]] It's a tie, though [[ForeverWar ...there isn't really a result]]. As far as we know, they might still be going, and Death Battle's instruments can't pick them up. They also possibly ripped a hole in space-time, sending them to another plane of existence or completely destroyed their own. Or both. Point is, neither of them are in any way willing to die anytime soon, so under Death Battle's rules we can't even call this one a draw.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Manga/{{Berserk}} Guts]] vs. [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Nightmare]]" [[labelnote:Result]]Guts wins. Though Guts was outclassed by Nightmare's incredible strength and powers, he already faces demonic beings leagues above his skill level every day, and he always prevails through his sheer strength and force of will. Although Nightmare can only be hurt by swords that exist in the astral plane, Soul Calibur isn't necessarily the only such sword (as evidenced by how Soul Edge was damaged the first time) and Dragonslayer more than fits the bill. On top of Guts' already incredible resilience to seemingly fatal injuries the Berserker Armor helps by allowing Guts to fight without feeling pain and literally holding his body together until he is too damaged to continue fighting and dies. Even though he takes an incredible thrashing during the fight, neither Nightmare, Night Terror nor even Inferno itself could damage Guts enough to kill him outright. Finally, Guts has dealt with enough demonic trickery to know how not to be enthralled into becoming Inferno's next vessel, and he wouldn't give up the Dragonslayer for Soul Edge anyhow.[[/labelnote]]
# "ComicBook/IronMan vs. ComicBook/LexLuthor" [[labelnote:Result]]Iron Man wins. While both Stark and Luthor possess incredibly powerful technology, the various Iron Man suits combined with Stark's ability to remotely summon and change into them at will make him significantly more versatile. Additionally, while Lex has stood toe-to-toe with Superman while piloting the Warsuit, this is largely a result of its Kryptonite-based weaponry, which aren't overly effective against non-Kryptonians. The Warsuit is strong enough to protect Luthor from Superman's punches, making it strong enough to withstand the Hulkbuster modification, but it's far from invincible, as while it's designed to take down Superman, he can still penetrate it if the fight lasts long enough. The Endo-Sym variation of the Iron Man suit is also capable of countering nearly all of Lex's weaponry by itself. Finally, while Lex considers physical combat a last resort, Stark relies on, and actively enjoys it, giving him a significant experience advantage in a duel to the death.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[ComicBook/XMen Beast]] vs. [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Goliath]]" [[labelnote:Result]]Goliath wins. Both Goliath and Beast were almost even in terms of strength and speed, so this became a battle of wits and experience. Beast is more of a team player and rarely spends time fighting directly (Only when he needs to), whilst Goliath is considerably more experienced in hand-to-hand combat, having spent several decades defending Castle Wyvern and New York from intruders. Goliath proved more durable as well, considering he was shot by an anti-aircraft round and more-or-less completely shrugged it off. Similarly, Beast couldn't wait until daylight for two reasons- the gargoyles in the Marvel universe do not turn into stone by day, so he would not have known about it being Goliath's weakness, and even if he was aware of it, it's highly unlikely the battle would have lasted that long, given that Beast once fought Griffin, a being similar to Goliath, and only won due to the aid of his ally Angel.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] vs. [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Sam Fisher]]" [[labelnote:Result]] Solid Snake wins. While both are experts in stealth and combat, Snake's mastery of CQC outweighs Sam's equivalent training by a long shot when it comes down to one-on-one battle. The Solid Eye could keep track of Sam anywhere, negating his stealth. While Sam possessed EMP grenades that could shut down Snake's Octo-Camouflage, Snake's Solid Eye and nanomachines would have been unaffected- both having survived far worse in the past. Snake is also more physically durable than the average man- having survived intense exposure in a microwave chamber a full three minutes where a regular human wouldn't even last half as long. Lastly, Sam's and Grim's MissionControl systems have a history of being hacked, whereas Snake's Codec has not. Combined with Otacon's proven track record of hacking into any system Sam's mission support from Grim would be completely disabled. Overall, Snake's superiority in melee combat and having a counter for anything Sam could throw at him clinched the fight in his favor.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] vs. [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Doctor Doom]]"[[labelnote:Result]]Doctor Doom wins. His achievements and mastery of science and magic is simply far more powerful than anything Vader can do with the force. Furthermore, the magical barriers of Doom's armor and its separation from the physical world has protected him from reality warping and telekinetic attacks by the likes of Thanos and the Silver Surfer, more than enough to handle whatever force and lightsaber attacks Vader will send his way (and leave Force Choke's effectiveness rather dubious); whereas Vader's armor - while durable - was deliberately engineered with flaws that hamper his ability to fight. Even assuming Vader can penetrate Doom's armor through the Force, Doom's mind is protected by his willpower, which is more than strong enough to render mind manipulations ineffectual. Lastly, although factoring in his victory to a lesser degree, Doom's electric attacks were able to short-circuit Darth Vader's armor. [[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]] vs. Franchise/{{Superman}} 2" [[labelnote:Result]] Superman still wins. Regardless of how many new, more powerful forms Goku picks up, it doesn't change the fact that Superman [[BeyondTheImpossible has accomplished things FAR beyond what physics can allow]], such as lifting literally INFINITY, hearing things lightyears away in the vacuum of space, and flying around a million times the speed of light. Superman's powers can increase infinitely as long as he has yellow sunlight- he has absolutely no limits beyond morals against killing (which is tossed out the window in the rules of Death Battle) and no weaknesses or vulnerabilities aside from Kryptonite (which Goku would never use on him out of honor alone) and Magic (which Goku has no access to. The Dragonball canon goes out of its way to distinguish between Magic and Ki, the latter being the energy that Goku fights with. While his ki is now of a divine nature, it still isn't magical). Goku, on the other hand, while absurdly powerful with Super Saiyan God, is still bound by limits, even if they are ones he can overcome. No matter how strong Goku is, Superman's nearly limitless power means Goku simply cannot kill him outright- regardless how many power boosts he gets. Ben and Chad explain that a Spirit Bomb powered by several multiverses worth of ki ''may'' be enough to kill Superman, power wise, but it would take far too long to create, and Superman is pure-hearted so he would be able to ward it off anyway. While Superman has been beaten in fights before (such as with his famous fight with Doomsday), this is no more a reason for Superman to lose than to say that Goku was beaten by Raditz; Death Battle looks at characters in their prime, not at any specific point in their history where they may have been weaker than they are now. In the end, the hosts explain that both characters are admired by many; Superman is an ideal to aspire towards, and Goku proves that any limit can be overcome with hard work; but maintains their original decision that in a fight between a man with no limits and a man who can break any limits, "only one has limits to give at all".[[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/DonkeyKong vs. [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]]" [[labelnote:Result]]Donkey Kong wins. While Knuckles has the advantage in speed and agility, DK's Homing Coconut Shooter nullified this advantage through ranged attacks and DK has the advantage in strength and durability on a much grander scale. What's more, Knuckles' greatest weakness, his lack of combat strategy and love of charging forward, played into DK's greatest strength by keeping the battle up close and personal. With DK's strength measured in thousands of megajoules, and the red echidna having no similar feat, Knuckles was simply outclassed.[[/labelnote]]
# "ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} vs. [[Franchise/MetalGear Raiden]]" [[labelnote:Result]]Raiden wins. Raiden's High Frequency Murasama Blade is the ''exact'' kind of VibroWeapon that can cut through adamantium in the Marvel canon- nullifying Wolverine's advantage in endurance and healing. Raiden has a near-overwhelming advantage in power and speed and another boost from activating Ripper Mode, completely outclassing Wolverine to where he could barely even land a hit. Wolverine's only real shot at victory was to last long enough to drain Raiden's fuel cells, but being dramatically outclassed in so many areas Wolverine had no chance of doing so. Raiden was also able to nullify Wolverine's healing factor by utilizing his superior speed and strength to cut Wolverine's head off and reduce it to pieces.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/DragonBall Hercule Satan]] vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter Dan Hibiki]]" [[labelnote:Result]]Hercule Satan wins. Both are joke characters and notorious punching bags, but under vastly different contexts. Dan is a joke among normal humans; Hercule is a joke among ''{{Physical God}}s''. Hercule is strong enough to pull about 60 tons at once, punch a hole through solid metal, break 19 tiles with a single karate chop, and is the only Dragon Ball character to have fought both Cell and Majin Buu, and ''not'' die. While he can't damage most Dragonball characters, Hercule is often more than a match for ordinary humans. Contrast that with Dan Hibiki, who can barely throw the average sized person over his shoulder, has utterly useless ki attacks, almost always fails when in combat, and the only win he canonically has under his belt was given to him out of sheer pity by Sagat. Also worth mentioning is Hercule's almost unnatural amount of luck, whereas Dan can just never seem to catch a break. [[/labelnote]]
# "[[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]] vs. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa Lockhart]]" [[labelnote:Result]]Yang wins. Tifa might be stronger initially and more experienced in combat, but Yang's Semblance to keep getting stronger the more physical damage she takes was able to use that strength against her. While Tifa can lift up large enemies several times heavier than her during her Limit Breaks, that strength seems to be only limited to Limit Breaks, seeing as she doesn't show this strength outside of battle. Tifa's Premium Heart increases her power over time, but resets after using a Limit Break, while Yang's Semblance continues to grow over time until the battle's completion. This, combined with Yang's already freakish durability, plus her aura, meant that Yang could take Tifa's punishment and give just as much to her far less defensively sound opponent.[[/labelnote]]
# "VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}} vs. Manga/AstroBoy" [[labelnote:*]]Announced on 10/24/2015 during the ''WebVideo/TheIndustry'' season finale.[[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:Result]] Astro Boy wins. Astro Boy is much stronger, far faster, and vastly more durable than Mega Man, being able to fly around the entire planet Earth in approximately two seconds, [[Film/AstroBoy catch an entire flying island that was falling to Earth and slow it down enough to prevent any major damage upon impact]], and survive being launched into the Sun with only some superficial melting to show for it- putting him on [[StoryBreakerPower borderline]] ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman]]'' [[StoryBreakerPower levels of power]]. Mega Man's only real advantages in the fight were his more varied arsenal and much stronger ranged weaponry- but only ''very'' few of his weapons are powerful enough to kill [[FlyingBrick Astro Boy]] outright, some pose a threat to Mega Man himself, and all but his basic weapons are prone to running out of energy with repeated use. Furthermore, Astro Boy is more than agile enough to dodge the few of Mega Man's weapons that ''could'' pose a threat to him, and completely outmatch Mega Man's speed even when he had the [[CombiningMecha Super]] [[FlyingFirepower Adaptor]] equipped. Ultimately, the best Mega Man could do was prolong the fight until Astro Boy eventually overpowered him.[[/labelnote]]
# "ComicBook/GreenArrow vs. ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}" [[labelnote:Result]] Hawkeye wins. While both have similar arsenals and remarkable accuracy, Hawkeye has more feats to his name that showcase his superior strength, firing speed, agility, and durability. He's able to dodge machine gun fire and catch arrows out of the air - while blind - greatly diminishing the chance of Green Arrow being able to even land a hit. Furthermore, Hawkeye has distinct advantages such as his Adamantium-tipped arrows being superior to Green Arrow's Diamond-tipped arrows and his ability to keep up an incredible volume of fire despite his bow being almost double the draw weight of his opponent's bow. While he fight was close, Hawkeye's superior reflexes and firing speed simply outclassed Green Arrow's.[[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/{{Pokemon}} vs. Franchise/{{Digimon}}" (Charizard and Red vs. Agumon and Tai) [[labelnote:Result]] Agumon and Tai win. Part of the conclusion is the enormous difference in scale- while [=Child/Rookie=]-level Agumon starts out around the power levels of first-stage Pokemon, the power boosts from digivolving are ''much'' more drastic than Pokemon evolutions. Third-stage Pokemon aren't all that different from earlier stages, and even Mega Evolution is usually just an incremental boost, while [=Ultimate/Mega=] Digimon tend to fight on the city-destroying levels of scale and be nearly immune to damage from anything less evolved. Once Agumon gets to [=WarGreymon=], not much besides an EarthShatteringKaboom is going to bring him down- a level of durability Mega Charizard simply cannot keep up with- and even the Digievolution beneath it, [=MetalGreymon=], would have been more than enough to endure anything but the strongest of Mega Charizard's attacks and overpower him. The second factor: [=WarGreymon=] also holds a unique advantage with his "Dramon Killer/Destroyer" gauntlets, which are specifically intended to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin kill dragons]] - a typing that Charizard gains after Mega-Evolving into Mega Charizard X. The third factor is how each series handles ThePowerOfFriendship. Whilst Red and Charizard are undoubtedly TrueCompanions, Charizard can be considered a pet at best and a slave at worst. Agumon and Tai, by contrast, treat each other as equals. What's more, Agumon feeds off this bond in a much more literal manner than a Pokemon would, drawing power directly from his friendship and courage, as opposed to Charizard who merely feels more motivated. Agumon and Tai also have a significant advantage in strategy; Whereas Charizard is reliant on Red for instructions in battle or else it has only the instinct of an animal to fall back on, Agumon is significantly more intelligent and capable of battling with strategy independent of Tai's command. Lastly, there's Red and Tai themselves; Red is a genius when it comes to strategy granted, but due to the "rules" of a Pokémon battle he doesn't do any fighting himself, while Tai historically has no problem getting his hands dirty. This becomes important when Tai attacks Red directly to protect Agumon, robbing Charizard of Red's command and leaving it vulnerable.[[/labelnote]]
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[[folder:Season Three]]
# "[[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] vs. {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}." [[labelnote:Result]] Dante wins. While Bayonetta eclipses Dante in pure strength, and their respective arsenals and time-slowing abilities were about on par, Dante had a major advantage in durability with his near-instant regeneration from seemingly fatal wounds. This meant Bayonetta lacked anything that could effectively kill him. Dante's experience as a devil hunter also makes him perfectly suited to counter Bayonetta's summons. Bayonetta- meanwhile- lacks durability on a similar level; she is reliant on evasion and Witch Time to dodge any and all attacks as any conventional weapon can kill her. Dante had the means to counter this (besides Quicksilver) and Bayonetta's superhuman reflexes with his own speed, reflexes and ability to counterattack. Bayonetta couldn't kill Dante and could not dodge his attacks forever, meaning Dante's victory was only a matter of time.[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] vs. [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]]". [[labelnote:Result]] Ganon wins. Whilst Bowser had the advantage in terms of brute strength, Ganon's own considerable strength, deadlier magic, and superior intellect allowed him to outwit the comparatively stupid Bowser whilst keeping up with him in a straight-up brawl. The other key factor was in their endurance. Ganon can only be truly killed by holy weapons such as the Master Sword and Silver/Light Arrows- meaning that Bowser can ''injure'' Ganon, but not actually ''kill'' him. Bowser- meanwhile- can eventually be killed through conventional means. In ''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 New Super Mario Bros. DS]]'', Bowser is reduced to his Dry Bowser form and then dies from a simple fall while still in his Dry form. Ganon also has the ability to decay Bowser's body (Using the same death curse he killed the Great Deku Tree with in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''), allowing him to exploit this very weakness. [[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/RatchetAndClank vs. [[Franchise/JakAndDaxter Jak & Daxter]]." [[labelnote:Result]] Ratchet and Clank win. While Jak and Daxter's abilities with Eco were outstanding, it could not match their opponents' superior teamwork, arsenal and defensive capabilities. Ratchet and Clank's supply of Nanotech was plentiful and more effective in healing than Jak and Daxter's Green Eco, while their shields allowed them to block the latter duo's offensive Eco. Also, despite the Morph Gun's impressiveness, the arsenal Ratchet has amassed over his adventures easily surpasses it in destructive power and versatility. Jak's Dark and Light forms were his trump card, but his limited Eco prevented him from using all of their abilities, and Ratchet's arsenal had the necessary capability to keep up with both forms. Finally, Clank outmatches Daxter in every category, providing ample backup for Ratchet, which Daxter simply couldn't match for Jak. Clank's Zoni biology nullified Light Jak's Flash Freeze, and passing that immunity along to Ratchet gave them the opening needed to claim victory. [[/labelnote]]
# "Franchise/TheFlash vs. ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}" [[labelnote:Result]]The Flash wins. The Flash is simply much faster than Quicksilver - capable of feats Quicksilver cannot hope to match such as thinking and reacting in less than an attosecond and running ten times the speed of light. The Flash can also drag his foes into the Speed Force itself, further increasing his powers. Despite Quicksilver's formal combat training from both Magneto and Captain America, he's dramatically over-matched by Flash and had no chance of catching up with him. In addition, Flash was not as arrogant as his opponent was, giving him an advantage in strategy.[[/labelnote]]
# "ComicBook/TheJoker vs. [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]]" [[labelnote:Result]]The Joker wins. Both clowns are very capable fighters and boast large arsenals, but the Joker's cunning, unpredictability and sufficient durability to survive all kinds of deadly situations, along with all the experience that comes with regularly going toe-to-toe with the likes of Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League- edged him over Sweet Tooth. While Sweet Tooth had the Sweet Bot as his ace in the hole, The Joker's experience in manipulating very similar people allowed him to play Sweet Tooth's bloodlust against him and convince him to get out of the mecha to finish him off up close and personal, which gave Joker the one opportunity he needed to hit Sweet Tooth with his signature [[DieLaughing Joker Venom]].[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]] vs. [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow The Hedgehog]]"
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[[folder:Bonus episodes]]
# "Death Battle vs. The World [[labelnote:*]]Aired between Episodes 13 & 14[[/labelnote]] [[note]]The Death Battle T-shirt vs. ''every other T-shirt in the world''. [[/note]]" [[labelnote:Result]]The Death Battle T-shirt wins. This is mainly JustForFun. Also [[MerchandiseDriven to sell shirts]].[[/labelnote]]
# "[[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]] vs. [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]]. [[labelnote:*]]Aired between Episodes 7 & 8 of season 2.[[/labelnote]]" [[labelnote:Result]]The Internet wins. The video itself was done as a playful TakeThat to the YouTube channel Silvermania, who recruited 30 other [=YouTubers=] to help create an odd 30-minute Death Battle parody. As such, Vegeta and Mewtwo destroyed Silvermania.[[/labelnote]]
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The show has a number of spinoffs. First came ''WebAnimation/OneMinuteMelee'', envisioned as just the fight animations with no research (thus the winner decided purely through AuthorAppeal). Due to "undisclosed mismanagement" ''One Minute Melee'' has split off to its own publisher; as such Screwattack hopes to revive the concept under the title ''DBX'', which aired a pilot alongside ''Death Battle'''s season 3 premiere. ''The Desk of Death Battle'', on the other hand, doesn't involve two characters engaged in battle, but covers bits of trivia about characters discovered by the Death Battle researchers that wasn't presented in their episode.

[[folder:DBX Season One]]
# "[[Franchise/DevilMayCry Trish]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Jeanne]]'' [[labelnote:Result]] Jeanne wins. [[/labelnote]]
# "[[Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIAttackOfTheClones Jango Fett]] vs. [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]]" [[labelnote:Result]] Master Chief wins.
# "[[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]] vs. [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]]"
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%% "[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose]] vs. [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]]"

%% "[[Franchise/DragonBall Trunks]] vs. ???"
%% "Franchise/SpiderMan vs. Manga/AttackOnTitan Mikasa Ackerman]]"
%% "[[Franchise/{{Naruto}} Sakura Haruno]] vs. ???"
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Also with a [[Characters/DeathBattle character sheet for the combatants and hosts]], as well as an [[Recap/DeathBattle episode list]].

The official Website/{{Twitter}} can be found [[https://twitter.com/DEATHBATTLE here]] and the official Website/{{Facebook}} can be found [[https://www.facebook.com/DEATHBATTLEfans here]]
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!!''Death Battle'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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* DeathBattle/TropesAToC
* DeathBattle/TropesDToM
* DeathBattle/TropesNToZ
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