Yang VS Tifa is not the worst Death Battle just because they got it wrong, but because they might have gotten it wrong on purpose. It\'s the only episode you can watch, knowing nothing about either franchise, in which the result still doesn\'t make sense. Let\'s get the boring maths out of the way - apologies to you all - Tifa holds the advantage in strength, skill, experience, and intelligence. However, Yang has the edge in defense (well, maybe, since they never actually calculate Tifa\'s defense,) so Tifa can\'t beat her. Yang got knocked through a pillar, which means she can withstand 1,400 tons of force, and Tifa can only dish out 150. Except for her Premium Heart gauntlets (x7.6) and they get stronger as she takes damage (x4) and there\'s her limit-breaks (x2.625) and if she gets a crit (x2) and... um... that\'s about 24,000. And this isn\'t some obscure trivia; this is all stuff they cover in Tifa\'s run-down in the episode, so it\'s not like they didn\'t know about it. It becomes quite obvious at the end that they\'re making excuses. They claim \'We couldn\'t take Tifa\'s limit-breaks into account, because the strength she shows in them is not shown outside of them!\' over footage of Tifa lifting and throwing a 2,000+ ton dragon. Brushing over how stupid that is, even if she can\'t use that strength outside of limit-breaks... why can\'t she use that strength in her limit-breaks? No explanation is ever given for this. The fight itself - decent animation aside - feels like an advert. It starts with a Call Back to a trailer for RWBY, the battle ends when one of Yang\'s hairs falls out (haha, RWBY inside joke) and after Tifa is killed, the last shot is a banner unfurling, advertising an upcoming tournament in Season 3 of RWBY. It\'s very RWBY-oriented is what I\'m saying, and that\'s kind of a problem. Y\'see... Rooster Teeth, the company that own RWBY and Yang, merged with ScrewAttack and Death Battle either before or during the production of this episode. Meaning that the people who owned the RWBY character also owned the show that decided whether or not the RWBY character won. I\'m not a big conspiracy guy and I don\'t want to tell you \'This is 100% why Yang won,\' but I would ask you to consider it possible. If Death Battle was purchased by Marvel Comics, and the next fight had Quicksilver illogically beating The Flash, that wouldn\'t guarantee any shady business, but the possibility would cross your mind, right? And to be honest, part of why I want to believe this is that despite this negative review, I really do like Death Battle. Ben, Chad, Torrian and the research team are all awesome, and I find it easier to believe they were strong-armed into something than I do to believe that they all spontaneously became really shit at what they have been shown to be really good at. But at least Rooster Teeth never again used Executive Meddling to adver- what\'s that? The next episode is just a fight between two Red VS Blue characters? Oh.
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