Web Animation Death Battle Discussion

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Servbot
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11:46:13 AM Nov 23rd 2014
edited by 202.128.35.62
So the main page currently has this rule:

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) will be used.

As I mentioned in Ask The Tropers, I don't believe that this sentence is very accurate in its current form.

First, it mentions weapons only, when the examples used aren't exclusively about weapons (Such as with Rogue)

Second, as shown in several episodes, when there are dozens of options and versions available for the characters, the hosts don't always go for the "best" period, going instead for the version that's recognizable to most people familiar with the characters. Example: Superman doesn't get his DC 1,000,000 version, Batman doesn't get his Bat-Armor, and Spidey doesn't get the Iron Spider-armors.

In fact, the specific example given is a good example where the fighters weren't given their best weapons, since while they got their best armor and accessories, it was specifically stated at the start of the episode that they'll be using the weapons Link and Cloud bring with them in the Fighting Games since they believe that those would be the weapons they're most comfortable with and to get around the dozens of options available to both characters (This meant, for example, that Link didn't get the Fierce Deity's Mask and Cloud didn't get the Ultima Materia).

I think it would be more accurate to change this line to something like this instead:

D. Not every weapon and power-set owned by the warriors in every canon will be used. Instead, only the ones they are commonly using (as seen with Batman) or their more iconic ones (as seen with Rogue, who was depicted with the Ms. Marvel powers she had during the 90s X-Men cartoon and the Marvel vs. Capcom games) will be used.

Thoughts?
KarlGrouchoMarx
11:49:37 AM Dec 1st 2014
Why not just elimate it completely?
Dinoyipi
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07:25:03 AM Aug 20th 2014
edited by 96.249.251.95
I think this page is suffering from a bad case of self-fulfilling spoilers due to disproportionate lengths of character names. Might I suggest that the results be put in notes instead of spoilers?
Electricstar
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07:40:10 AM Jun 23rd 2014
edited by 71.168.67.191
Mods please delete this post.
Mr.Movie
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02:11:43 PM Mar 25th 2014
  • Is it just me, or do a lot of people feel uncomfortable about video game characters being on the show? I mean, how are you supposed to judge someone's skills when they are tied directly to an outside force? How do you determine a character's fighting style and their favorite strategies when it's the player who makes all the decisions?
Mr.Movie
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02:11:08 PM Mar 25th 2014
  • I don't mean to seem like I'm injecting Fan Dumb and Hate Dumb into this discussion, but is anyone getting tired of how they will make it seem that the two combatants are evenly matched in the character rundowns, only to explain after the battle that the winner had some ability or skill that would have made the outcome obvious if you had known it from the start? If I had known Tails could move 10 tons, I would have picked him. They never made any special mention of his strength in the rundowns so I assumed it was ordinary (I assumed he was about as strong as a human his age and size), and my entire bet rode on Luigi overpowering Tails with his strength in close combat (they did, after all, show Luigi punching someone so far away they disappeared from sight).
    • Some other examples of the deciding factors being made apparent only after the battle include the infamous Peach vs. Zelda battle (in which the hosts explain that they took a move from a sports-centric spinoff game and gave Peach a kick that could explode a human head), the Goku vs. Superman battle (where it was only after the fight that they broke out the calculators to determine Superman was just in an entirely different class than his opponent), the Thor vs. Raiden battle (where it was only after the fight that the the true power of Thor and the Mjolnir hammer was revealed), the Mike Haggar vs. Zangief battle (where it was revealed that Zangief was much stronger, being capable of wrestling 1000+ pound bears which are far more dangerous and heavier than Haggar's sharks), and the Strider vs. Ryu battle (where after the fight they revealed that while the loser could cut through a human body with his sword, the winner could do the same with his bare hand).

megazilla
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08:43:31 AM Jan 19th 2013
Should we add fanfic recs to fanmade death battles?
Thecommander236
01:37:28 AM Nov 6th 2013
I would say so. Maybe we should also have a recap page?
AkumaTh
05:44:20 PM Nov 7th 2014
I would love to see a Fanfic Recs here as well.
Electricstar
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08:23:01 AM Oct 21st 2012
Should we add a character page for DB? Two separate folders, the hosts (wiz and boomstick), and the actual fighters. My reasoning is that many tropes apply to the fighters via a single episode and would be rather questionable and unorganised to put it on the main page. One example is regarding doomguys chainsaw that was never used in the actual fight.

Maybe we should put a warning sign at the top of the page saying not to put tropes applying to the fighters that was not mentioned or displayed in the episode, any tropes that still apply to them but are not shown should just be kept in their own page on this site... so should we give it a go?
Kagimizu
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01:39:21 AM Sep 21st 2012
There has to be a Trope we can use for the unmitigated disappointment that was the Blanka vs. Pikachu "fight". Anticlimax maybe? There has to be some sort of trope for a piece of crap like that.... "fight". And I use the word loosely.
LordTyph
07:20:00 PM Sep 21st 2012
I thought the ending was kinda hillarious. If a bit expected in the terms of 'Pikachu wouldn't win the fight'.
CerotechOmega
05:04:54 PM Sep 22nd 2012
I didn't watch, but one of the points is that Pikachu is dependent on Ash for instructions. Is it me, or are they unaware of the fact that Pikachu has instigated rebellions against the villainous team of the day (usually Rocket) when isolated from Ash, especially in that one Unova episode?
Kagimizu
07:33:08 PM Sep 24th 2012
Who knows, but even in fights where they had the likes of Raiden versus Thor they had a better fight. There has to be a trope or something for that.
MrLange
10:04:20 PM Mar 26th 2013
Gee thanks.
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