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* CompositeCharacter: For the second round, Superman's data includes stuff revealed in the ''New 52'', such as a the Super Flare.

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* CompositeCharacter: For the second round, Superman's data includes stuff revealed in the ''New 52'', such as a the Super Flare.



* DeathOrGloryAttack: Super Flare, a large quarter-mile nuclear explosion that consumes all of his store solar energy and renders him powerless for a day. It wasn't used in the fight, as Superman is powerful enough at full strength to match even Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku.

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* DeathOrGloryAttack: Super Flare, a large quarter-mile nuclear explosion that consumes all of his store stored solar energy and renders him powerless for a day. It wasn't used in the fight, as Superman is powerful enough at full strength to match even Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku.


* AccidentalMisnaming: Refers to Dan as "Hibachi" at one point in the fight.



* SuperStrength: Though not on the level of the Z Fighters, he is strong enough to punch through the side of a bus with ease and pull four of them at once. He's ''much'' stronger than Dan, and easily overpowers the Saikyo student the moment he stops joking around.

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* SuperSpeed: While he's certainly nowhere near as quick as the Z Fighters, he's able to move faster than the eye can see.
* SuperStrength: Though not on the level of the Z Fighters, he is strong enough to punch through the side of a bus with ease and pull four of them at once. He's ''much'' stronger than Dan, who's barely strong enough to throw somebody over his shoulder, and easily overpowers the Saikyo student the moment he stops joking around.


* EvilGloating: When he knocks Vader into the volcano seemingly to his doom, he boasts that Vader "has no hope" and belts out an EvilLaugh...completely missing that Vader's lightsaber is coming back around before stabbing him InTheBack, causing him to tumble inside after Vader.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets hit in the back with Vader's lightsaber. Doesn't slow him down in the slightest.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets hit in the back with Vader's lightsaber. lightsaber, which draws blood and causes him to tumble into the volcano after Vader. Doesn't slow him down in the slightest.slightest for the final showdown.


* TrueCompanions: One of the factors for their victory was their superior friendship to Red and Charizard. While Red and Charizard are obviously friends Charizard is only a pet at best to Red and a slave at worst. Tai and Augumon however treat each other as complete equals, both of them knowing they couldn�t do anything without the other. Their friendship is actually what gives Augumon the power to digivolve at all. This is best shown in the fight when Tai beats up Red and yells at him to stop hurting his friend, and [=WarGreymon=] yells at Tai to watch out when he tosses Mega Charizard X at Red.

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* TrueCompanions: One of the factors for their victory was their superior friendship to Red and Charizard. While Red and Charizard are obviously friends Charizard is only a pet at best to Red and a slave at worst. Tai and Augumon however treat each other as complete equals, both of them knowing they couldn�t couldn't do anything without the other. Their friendship is actually what gives Augumon the power to digivolve at all. This is best shown in the fight when Tai beats up Red and yells at him to stop hurting his friend, and [=WarGreymon=] yells at Tai to watch out when he tosses Mega Charizard X at Red.


* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Charizard's claws become WolverineClaws when it uses Slash, and it also has access to the Steel- and Dragon-type versions of Slash fittingly called Metal Claw and Dragon Claw, respectfully. As Mega Charizard X, it has the Tough Claws ability, which gives all contact moves a power boost... which don't necessarily have to be claw-related. It still can't pierce [=WarGreymon's=] [[NighInvulnerable Chrome]] [[FantasyMetals Digizoid]] armor]].

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* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Charizard's claws become WolverineClaws when it uses Slash, and it also has access to the Steel- and Dragon-type versions of Slash fittingly called Metal Claw and Dragon Claw, respectfully. As Mega Charizard X, it has the Tough Claws ability, which gives all contact moves a power boost... which don't necessarily have to be claw-related. It still can't pierce [=WarGreymon's=] [[NighInvulnerable Chrome]] [[FantasyMetals Digizoid]] armor]].armor.


* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Charizard's claws become WolverineClaws when it uses Slash, and it also has access to the Steel- and Dragon-type versions of Slash fittingly called Metal Claw and Dragon Claw, respectfully. As Mega Charizard X, it has the Tough Claws ability, which gives all contact moves a power boost... which don't necessarily have to be claw-related. It still can't pierce [=WarGreymon's=] [[NighInvulnerable Chrome [[FantasyMetals Digizoid]] armor]].

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* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Charizard's claws become WolverineClaws when it uses Slash, and it also has access to the Steel- and Dragon-type versions of Slash fittingly called Metal Claw and Dragon Claw, respectfully. As Mega Charizard X, it has the Tough Claws ability, which gives all contact moves a power boost... which don't necessarily have to be claw-related. It still can't pierce [=WarGreymon's=] [[NighInvulnerable Chrome Chrome]] [[FantasyMetals Digizoid]] armor]].


* GlassCannon: Raiden might be made of metal but his armor is very light. This rarely matters as he is fast and strong enough to kill most of his enemies, and his high-frequency blade can slice through almost anything. And if for any reason Raiden does get harmed, his body is missing most of his organs and instead can survive otherwise fatal stabs and cuts. However he can still be easily amputated and fatigues quickly. This nearly does him in during the battle, as Wolverine [[StoneWall has the stamina and endurance to fight for days without tiring while Raiden himself [[RaceAgainstTheClock has only a limited time before his fuel cells need recharging]], and Wolverine's [[MadeOfIron adamantium skeleton]] and HealingFactor let him endure nearly everything Raiden can throw while one well-placed blow of the X-Man's own was enough to tear off one of Raiden's arms. If it weren't for the fact the Murasama HF blade is ''precisely'' the kind of weapon that can cut through adamantium, Raiden very easily could have lost]].

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* GlassCannon: Raiden might be made of metal but his armor is very light. This rarely matters as he is fast and strong enough to kill most of his enemies, and his high-frequency blade can slice through almost anything. And if for any reason Raiden does get harmed, his body is missing most of his organs and instead can survive otherwise fatal stabs and cuts. However he can still be easily amputated and fatigues quickly. This nearly does him in during the battle, as Wolverine [[StoneWall has the stamina and endurance to fight for days days]] without tiring while Raiden himself [[RaceAgainstTheClock has only a limited time before his fuel cells need recharging]], and Wolverine's [[MadeOfIron adamantium skeleton]] and HealingFactor let him endure nearly everything Raiden can throw while one well-placed blow of the X-Man's own was enough to tear off one of Raiden's arms. If it weren't for the fact the Murasama HF blade is ''precisely'' the kind of weapon that can cut through adamantium, Raiden very easily could have lost]].lost.


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* AchillesHeel: Extemely high voltages of electricity, such as that put out by Force Lightning, can damage and disable his life-support system. [[spoiler: Doom short-circuits it during the fight, stunning him for an extended period, though Vader uses the Force to keep this from killing him.]]
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Vader's obvious weak point is the exposed control panel in the centre of his chest. As such, he constructed his personal fighting style around defending it. [[spoiler:Doom manages to damage it, weakening Vader.]]

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* AchillesHeel: Extemely high voltages of electricity, such as that put out by Force Lightning, can damage and disable his life-support system. [[spoiler: Doom short-circuits it during the fight, stunning him for an extended period, though Vader uses the Force to keep this from killing him.]]
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: Vader's obvious weak point is the exposed control panel in the centre of his chest. As such, he constructed his personal fighting style around defending it. [[spoiler:Doom Doom manages to damage it, weakening Vader.]]



* BigNo: Vader's reaction to learning he killed his wife is the page image. [[spoiler: The post-fight animation has him screaming this as the lava consumes him.]]

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* BigNo: Vader's reaction to learning he killed his wife is the page image. [[spoiler: The post-fight animation has him screaming this as the lava consumes him.]]



* BookEnds: [[spoiler: He began his life as Darth Vader after taking a lava bath. So too did he end it.]]

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler: He began his life as Darth Vader after taking a lava bath. So too did he end it.]]



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Sidious punished Vader for his defeat on Mustafar by deliberately building his armor with outdated technology and design flaws that made it excruciating to wear, though Vader's skill as a mechanic enabled him to make a few modifications. [[spoiler: This is one of the MANY reasons his armor is inferior to Doom's.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath [[spoiler: Doom kills him by hurling him into a pit of magma, before submerging him in it fully by crushing him under a boulder]].

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Sidious punished Vader for his defeat on Mustafar by deliberately building his armor with outdated technology and design flaws that made it excruciating to wear, though Vader's skill as a mechanic enabled him to make a few modifications. [[spoiler: This is one of the MANY reasons his armor is inferior to Doom's.]]
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath [[spoiler: Doom kills him by hurling him into a pit of magma, before submerging him in it fully by crushing him under a boulder]].boulder.



* KillItWithFire: As Anakin Skywalker, he was immolated, which is one of the main reasons his armor doubles as a life-support system. [[spoiler:Doom drops him into a pit of lava to finish him off, before crushing him under a boulder to fully submerge him as well for additional measure]].

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* KillItWithFire: As Anakin Skywalker, he was immolated, which is one of the main reasons his armor doubles as a life-support system. [[spoiler:Doom Doom drops him into a pit of lava to finish him off, before crushing him under a boulder to fully submerge him as well for additional measure]].measure.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: He turned to the Dark Side to prevent his beloved wife Padmé's death... which he ironically proceeded to cause.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: He turned to the Dark Side to prevent his beloved wife Padmé's death... which he ironically proceeded to cause.



* MindOverMatter: One of the more common powers granted by the Force. Vader likes to use it to strangle people. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, Doom is immune to most of his Force-based abilities.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: The post-fight animation suggests that he's still alive as the lava consumes him.]]
* PoweredArmor: His iconic black suit and helmet is a combination of this and a life support system. [[spoiler:However, Sidious deliberately designed it with many flaws that hamper it actual effectiveness, and even so it utterly pales in comparison to Doom's own.]]

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* MindOverMatter: One of the more common powers granted by the Force. Vader likes to use it to strangle people. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, Doom is immune to most of his Force-based abilities.]]
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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: The post-fight animation suggests that he's still alive as the lava consumes him.]]
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* PoweredArmor: His iconic black suit and helmet is a combination of this and a life support system. [[spoiler:However, However, Sidious deliberately designed it with many flaws that hamper it actual effectiveness, and even so it utterly pales in comparison to Doom's own.]]



* ActuallyADoombot: The trope codifier. Doom likes to send in robotic doppelgängers rather than face his foes himself to the point where the going assumption is that whenever he shows up one is facing a Doombot. This enables him to maintain his reputation and honor as well as confuse his enemies, just the way he likes it. We should not need to spoiler the fact that Vader's first opponent is a Doombot, or that said Doombot is no match for Vader. [[spoiler:We do need to spoiler the fact that the real deal IS]].
* AGlassOfChianti: [[spoiler: The post-fight animation has Doom relaxing on his throne with a glass of wine as Vader's forces kneel to him.]]

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* ActuallyADoombot: The trope codifier. Doom likes to send in robotic doppelgängers rather than face his foes himself to the point where the going assumption is that whenever he shows up one is facing a Doombot. This enables him to maintain his reputation and honor as well as confuse his enemies, just the way he likes it. We should not need to spoiler the fact that Vader's first opponent is a Doombot, or that said Doombot is no match for Vader. [[spoiler:We We do need to spoiler the fact that the real deal IS]].
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* AGlassOfChianti: [[spoiler: The post-fight animation has Doom relaxing on his throne with a glass of wine as Vader's forces kneel to him.]]



* BodySurf: Noted in the analysis to be one of his powers, though it doesn't show up during the fight proper. [[spoiler:To be fair, Vader's body, while powerful, would only be a downgrade in abilities]].

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* BodySurf: Noted in the analysis to be one of his powers, though it doesn't show up during the fight proper. [[spoiler:To To be fair, Vader's body, while powerful, would only be a downgrade in abilities]].abilities.



* CrazyPrepared: Doom has a massive variety of abilities thanks to mastering BOTH magic and science. [[spoiler: Doom could easily create barriers, teleport, create a shower of flying boulders or use his ability to fly to avoid being hit by Vader's attacks. His armor and natural resistant to magic and telekinetic attacks made him immune to forcechoking. A cyborg like Vader also had few options in defending himself against Doom's electrical attacks and his ability to magically manipulate technology.]]

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* CrazyPrepared: Doom has a massive variety of abilities thanks to mastering BOTH magic and science. [[spoiler: Doom could easily create barriers, teleport, create a shower of flying boulders or use his ability to fly to avoid being hit by Vader's attacks. His armor and natural resistant to magic and telekinetic attacks made him immune to forcechoking. A cyborg like Vader also had few options in defending himself against Doom's electrical attacks and his ability to magically manipulate technology.]]



* DivingKick: One of his iconic moves from the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series is the Foot Dive, in which he lunges feet-first at his opponent with his legs together. He did use it in the fight itself. [[spoiler:Well...a doom bot did]].
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: With Vader's death creating a power vacuum, Doom took over as a general of the former Galactic Empirical Army. With this, Doom now has reign over the stormtroopers and most likely their spaceships along with his already established reign over Latveria.]]

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* DivingKick: One of his iconic moves from the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series is the Foot Dive, in which he lunges feet-first at his opponent with his legs together. He did use it in the fight itself. [[spoiler:Well...Well...a doom bot did]].
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: With Vader's death creating a power vacuum, Doom took over as a general of the former Galactic Empirical Army. With this, Doom now has reign over the stormtroopers and most likely their spaceships along with his already established reign over Latveria.]]



* IFightForTheStrongestSide: [[spoiler: The post-fight animation shows Vader's army swearing fealty to the man who killed him.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets hit in the back with Vader's lightsaber. [[spoiler:Doesn't slow him down in the slightest]].
* KneelBeforeZod: At the beginning of the fight [[spoiler:the Doombot]] demands Vader to "bow before me." Vader isn't impressed and draws his lightsaber in response.
* LightningBruiser: Doom [[spoiler: eclipses Vader in offense, defensive and speed due to his superior armor and larger variety of magic, technology and other abilities.]]

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* IFightForTheStrongestSide: [[spoiler: The post-fight animation shows Vader's army swearing fealty to the man who killed him.]]
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets hit in the back with Vader's lightsaber. [[spoiler:Doesn't Doesn't slow him down in the slightest]].
slightest.
* KneelBeforeZod: At the beginning of the fight [[spoiler:the Doombot]] the Doombot demands Vader to "bow before me." Vader isn't impressed and draws his lightsaber in response.
* LightningBruiser: Doom [[spoiler: eclipses Vader in offense, defensive and speed due to his superior armor and larger variety of magic, technology and other abilities.]]



* NoSell: [[spoiler: He's immune to most of Vader's Force-based attacks, to the point where he simply walks up to him and blasts him at close range when Vader's forced to rely on them.]]

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* NoSell: [[spoiler: He's immune to most of Vader's Force-based attacks, to the point where he simply walks up to him and blasts him at close range when Vader's forced to rely on them.]]



* {{Pride}}: It's noted that the main reason Doom loses so often even when he gains god-like power is because his sheer ego makes him overconfident and fail to see things clearly. [[spoiler:While his ego does show up in the fight at multiple points and leaves him vulnerable to Vader's attacks, it doesn't stop him from taking the win anyways]].
* PoweredArmor: Doom built a suit of magically-augmented powered armor that he uses to intimidate and overwhelm his enemies. It has let him survive attacks from Thanos and the Silver Surfer [[spoiler:meaning that Vader's Force powers couldn't hope to do a thing to him]].
* PsychicBlockDefense: As the analysis mentioned, his willpower is strong enough to beat the Purple Man's telepathy. [[spoiler:This was one of several factors for Doom's win. Even if Vader could get past the armor, he would still have trouble using his Force-powered mind reading and mental manipulations on Doom]].

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* {{Pride}}: It's noted that the main reason Doom loses so often even when he gains god-like power is because his sheer ego makes him overconfident and fail to see things clearly. [[spoiler:While While his ego does show up in the fight at multiple points and leaves him vulnerable to Vader's attacks, it doesn't stop him from taking the win anyways]].
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* PoweredArmor: Doom built a suit of magically-augmented powered armor that he uses to intimidate and overwhelm his enemies. It has let him survive attacks from Thanos and the Silver Surfer [[spoiler:meaning meaning that Vader's Force powers couldn't hope to do a thing to him]].
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* PsychicBlockDefense: As the analysis mentioned, his willpower is strong enough to beat the Purple Man's telepathy. [[spoiler:This This was one of several factors for Doom's win. Even if Vader could get past the armor, he would still have trouble using his Force-powered mind reading and mental manipulations on Doom]].Doom.



* DeathIsCheap: As per [[Franchise/DragonBall series]] standard, he's resurrected. [[spoiler:Heck, even after being killed a second time, it's heavily implied he'll [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist come back again]] due to his flippant manner to dying as well as being eager to have a crack at Superman after training again before King Kai discourages him.]]
* DiscontinuityNod: Since Goku became significantly more powerful in ''Battle of Gods'' and ''Resurrection 'F''', {{filler}} and ''GT'' feats are ignored, save for [[spoiler:the possibility of him beating Superman with the Universal Spirit Bomb]].
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:While he's on Snake Way, Goku's reaction to losing is to train harder to find a way to beat Supes, but he then decides that being ''that'' powerful would be boring since he'd have nothing left to overcome.]]

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* DeathIsCheap: As per [[Franchise/DragonBall series]] standard, he's resurrected. [[spoiler:Heck, Heck, even after being killed a second time, it's heavily implied he'll [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist come back again]] due to his flippant manner to dying as well as being eager to have a crack at Superman after training again before King Kai discourages him.]]
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* DiscontinuityNod: Since Goku became significantly more powerful in ''Battle of Gods'' and ''Resurrection 'F''', {{filler}} and ''GT'' feats are ignored, save for [[spoiler:the the possibility of him beating Superman with the Universal Spirit Bomb]].
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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:While While he's on Snake Way, Goku's reaction to losing is to train harder to find a way to beat Supes, but he then decides that being ''that'' powerful would be boring since he'd have nothing left to overcome.]]



* PhysicalGod: In this rematch he has access to his Super Saiyan God form, and his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form as well. [[spoiler:However, even the power of a god isn't enough to fight a man who literally has ''no'' limits aside from morality]].

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* PhysicalGod: In this rematch he has access to his Super Saiyan God form, and his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form as well. [[spoiler:However, However, even the power of a god isn't enough to fight a man who literally has ''no'' limits aside from morality]].morality.



* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: Invoked in the episode's ending. [[spoiler:Goku becomes determined to surpass Superman and wants begins training with King Kai in the Other World, but King Kai tells him that even if he ''could'' surpass Superman he'd have nothing left to aspire to. Goku then decides that having that level of power would be boring.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: He has his Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan forms this time around, which let him fight on par with actual deities. [[spoiler:They don't help him at all.]]

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* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: Invoked in the episode's ending. [[spoiler:Goku Goku becomes determined to surpass Superman and wants begins training with King Kai in the Other World, but King Kai tells him that even if he ''could'' surpass Superman he'd have nothing left to aspire to. Goku then decides that having that level of power would be boring.]]
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* TookALevelInBadass: He has his Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan forms this time around, which let him fight on par with actual deities. [[spoiler:They They don't help him at all.]]



* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Downplayed. Superman's heat vision didn't blow Goku's head up, but it did disintegrate his brain, killing him just as dead]].
* VictoryIsBoring: [[spoiler:King Kai tells him that, if he were able to beat Superman, then there would nothing left to aspire to do]].
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:The hosts praised Goku for being such a hard working, powerful, memorable, inspiring and lovable character despite his loss. They even concluded that if Goku was as powerful as Superman, he would be out-of-character and no longer desirable. If anything, Goku's willingness to fight despite the possibility to lose is why he has so many fans to begin with.]]

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* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Downplayed. Downplayed. Superman's heat vision didn't blow Goku's head up, but it did disintegrate his brain, killing him just as dead]].
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* VictoryIsBoring: [[spoiler:King King Kai tells him that, if he were able to beat Superman, then there would nothing left to aspire to do]].
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* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:The The hosts praised Goku for being such a hard working, powerful, memorable, inspiring and lovable character despite his loss. They even concluded that if Goku was as powerful as Superman, he would be out-of-character and no longer desirable. If anything, Goku's willingness to fight despite the possibility to lose is why he has so many fans to begin with.]]
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* AchillesHeel: Kryptonite as usual, and he is also vulnerable to magic. [[spoiler:Goku may now have "divine ki", but by Dragon Ball rules, it's still ki, not magic, and thus still lacks magic's usefulness]].

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* AchillesHeel: Kryptonite as usual, and he is also vulnerable to magic. [[spoiler:Goku Goku may now have "divine ki", but by Dragon Ball rules, it's still ki, not magic, and thus still lacks magic's usefulness]].usefulness.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler:As the post-match analysis dictates, Superman is this to Goku. As powerful as Goku is, Superman is in an entirely different league of his own.]]

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler:As As the post-match analysis dictates, Superman is this to Goku. As powerful as Goku is, Superman is in an entirely different league of his own.]]



* BeyondTheImpossible: [[spoiler:The reason why Superman will always win no matter how hard Goku trains or how many forms he obtains. Superman's power is essentially infinite and completely breaks the laws of physics over its knees, but Goku, while obtaining the power to rival and surpass gods, still has limits that need to be constantly overcome. In the end, the man with no limits always beats the one who can break any, because only one ''has'' limits to break in the first place]].

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* BeyondTheImpossible: [[spoiler:The The reason why Superman will always win no matter how hard Goku trains or how many forms he obtains. Superman's power is essentially infinite and completely breaks the laws of physics over its knees, but Goku, while obtaining the power to rival and surpass gods, still has limits that need to be constantly overcome. In the end, the man with no limits always beats the one who can break any, because only one ''has'' limits to break in the first place]].place.



* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler:Holds Goku's body like this, preventing it from falling to the ground]].
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Refuses to let Goku's body fall to the ground in an undignified heap and instead [[CradlingYourKill carries it]]]].
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Super Flare, a large quarter-mile nuclear explosion that consumes all of his store solar energy and renders him powerless for a day. [[spoiler:It wasn't used in the fight, as Superman is powerful enough at full strength to match even Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku]].
* TheJuggernaut: Once he stops holding back, [[spoiler:he doesn't even bother to dodge SSGSS Goku's [[KamehameHadoken Kamehameha wave]]]], but instead does TheSlowWalk right through it.
* NeckLift: Does this to Goku [[spoiler:right before frying his brain]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:Supes is clearly getting pissed about Goku's insistence on continuing the fight, causing him to not hold back and turn the tide in his favor.]]

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* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler:Holds Holds Goku's body like this, preventing it from falling to the ground]].
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* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Refuses Refuses to let Goku's body fall to the ground in an undignified heap and instead [[CradlingYourKill carries it]]]].
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* DeathOrGloryAttack: Super Flare, a large quarter-mile nuclear explosion that consumes all of his store solar energy and renders him powerless for a day. [[spoiler:It It wasn't used in the fight, as Superman is powerful enough at full strength to match even Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku]].
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* TheJuggernaut: Once he stops holding back, [[spoiler:he he doesn't even bother to dodge SSGSS Goku's [[KamehameHadoken Kamehameha wave]]]], wave]], but instead does TheSlowWalk right through it.
* NeckLift: Does this to Goku [[spoiler:right right before frying his brain]].
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:Supes Supes is clearly getting pissed about Goku's insistence on continuing the fight, causing him to not hold back and turn the tide in his favor.]]



** Since Death Battle demands combatants to fight to the death, [[spoiler: Superman has no reason to hold back his absurd power and basically executes Goku by frying his brain.]] This moment is justified by the fact that Superman feared that the planet would be destroyed again and didn't want to risk it. Superman even apologizes for this moment.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: One of Superman's listed feats is [[spoiler:lifting the [[UpToEleven book of infinite pages]]. Reading the issue proper reveals he did this ''[[DefiedTrope without]]'' the book's permission!]]

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** Since Death Battle demands combatants to fight to the death, [[spoiler: Superman has no reason to hold back his absurd power and basically executes Goku by frying his brain.]] brain. This moment is justified by the fact that Superman feared that the planet would be destroyed again and didn't want to risk it. Superman even apologizes for this moment.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: One of Superman's listed feats is [[spoiler:lifting lifting the [[UpToEleven book of infinite pages]]. Reading the issue proper reveals he did this ''[[DefiedTrope without]]'' the book's permission!]]permission!



* ThePowerOfTheSun: His powers are fueled by solar energy. [[spoiler: Unlike the first round, Supes never needed to recharge it as he was always in the sunlight.]]
* TheSlowWalk: [[spoiler:Walks right through SSGSS Goku's Kamehameha wave without a scratch, [[NeckLift grabs him by the throat]], and incinerates his brain]].
* StoryBreakerPower: [[spoiler: This is hosts' central argument for Superman winning again. He has no limits, can lift infinity, and is deliberately written to be the most overpowered character in fiction. His lack of limits trumps Goku's ability to break any limit]].

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: His powers are fueled by solar energy. [[spoiler: Unlike the first round, Supes never needed to recharge it as he was always in the sunlight.]]
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* TheSlowWalk: [[spoiler:Walks Walks right through SSGSS Goku's Kamehameha wave without a scratch, [[NeckLift grabs him by the throat]], throat, and incinerates his brain]].
* StoryBreakerPower: [[spoiler: This is hosts' central argument for Superman winning again. He has no limits, can lift infinity, and is deliberately written to be the most overpowered character in fiction. His lack of limits trumps Goku's ability to break any limit]].limit.



* WorthyOpponent: Compared to their first battle, in which Superman was rather dismissive and saw Goku as a brash, cocky maniac, here he shows much more respect to the Saiyan. [[spoiler:He also gives Goku quite possibly the least brutal death on the show and [[DueToTheDead even refuses to let his body fall in an undignified heap at the end]]]].

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* WorthyOpponent: Compared to their first battle, in which Superman was rather dismissive and saw Goku as a brash, cocky maniac, here he shows much more respect to the Saiyan. [[spoiler:He He also gives Goku quite possibly the least brutal death on the show and [[DueToTheDead even refuses to let his body fall in an undignified heap at the end]]]].end]].



* DavidVersusGoliath: The Goliath. Being twice the size of Knuckles. [[spoiler: But unlike the Bible, this Goliath won.]]

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* DavidVersusGoliath: The Goliath. Being twice the size of Knuckles. [[spoiler: But unlike the Bible, this Goliath won.]]



* DumbMuscle: Immensely strong, but immensely dumb and lazy. [[spoiler:However, he proves himself to be the smarter opponent in the fight, using his coconut gun to counter Knuckles' speed, grabbing onto Knuckles to prevent him from flying away and to save himself from falling into a chasm and seizing his opportunity to kill Knuckles instead of simply panicking once they inevitably began to fall due to Knuckles being unable to support DK's weight.]]

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* DumbMuscle: Immensely strong, but immensely dumb and lazy. [[spoiler:However, However, he proves himself to be the smarter opponent in the fight, using his coconut gun to counter Knuckles' speed, grabbing onto Knuckles to prevent him from flying away and to save himself from falling into a chasm and seizing his opportunity to kill Knuckles instead of simply panicking once they inevitably began to fall due to Knuckles being unable to support DK's weight.]]



* HomingProjectile: His coconut gun can use a variation of ammunition, including homing properties, although they can still miss evasive targets. [[spoiler: This homing functionality allows him to get in some easy hits when Knuckles is preoccupied by their fist fight.]]

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* HomingProjectile: His coconut gun can use a variation of ammunition, including homing properties, although they can still miss evasive targets. [[spoiler: This homing functionality allows him to get in some easy hits when Knuckles is preoccupied by their fist fight.]]



* MadeOfIron: Is described as having tremendous durability, not to mention being able to withstand the fact that his punches can cause small friction explosions in the atmosphere and his ground slaps can cause earthquakes. He's durable enough to withstand things up to and including tanking an explosion powerful enough to rocket him into orbit. [[spoiler: He is deemed greatly more durable than Knuckles, and can take anything the Echidna throws at him- which, combined with his far superior strength and [[AttackAttackAttack Knuckles' reckless aggression]], is one of the major factors in his victory.]]

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* MadeOfIron: Is described as having tremendous durability, not to mention being able to withstand the fact that his punches can cause small friction explosions in the atmosphere and his ground slaps can cause earthquakes. He's durable enough to withstand things up to and including tanking an explosion powerful enough to rocket him into orbit. [[spoiler: He is deemed greatly more durable than Knuckles, and can take anything the Echidna throws at him- which, combined with his far superior strength and [[AttackAttackAttack Knuckles' reckless aggression]], aggression, is one of the major factors in his victory.]]



* MightyGlacier: He's this in normal movement terms. DK's very similar to a tank: He hits like one, takes hits like one, and moves like one: Hard, Durable, and Slow. [[spoiler:Luckily for him, he's tough enough to tank anything Knuckles can throw at him, and the one time he manages to land a full-powered blow on his speedy opponent, it's more than enough to crush the Echidna into paste]].

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* MightyGlacier: He's this in normal movement terms. DK's very similar to a tank: He hits like one, takes hits like one, and moves like one: Hard, Durable, and Slow. [[spoiler:Luckily Luckily for him, he's tough enough to tank anything Knuckles can throw at him, and the one time he manages to land a full-powered blow on his speedy opponent, it's more than enough to crush the Echidna into paste]].paste.



* PyrrhicVictory: PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:He bests Knuckles, but his original reason for fighting, namely [[BerserkButton Knuckles eating from his banana horde]], ends up being destroyed in the process, forcing him to rebuild it]].

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* PyrrhicVictory: PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:He He bests Knuckles, but his original reason for fighting, namely [[BerserkButton Knuckles eating from his banana horde]], ends up being destroyed in the process, forcing him to rebuild it]]. it.



* ShockwaveClap: Can clap his hands with enough force to create a meteor destroying shockwave. [[spoiler: This force is MORE than enough to reduce Knuckles to a fine paste.]]

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* ShockwaveClap: Can clap his hands with enough force to create a meteor destroying shockwave. [[spoiler: This force is MORE than enough to reduce Knuckles to a fine paste.]]



* SuperStrength: He can throw barrels easily, break through entire hordes of enemies with only his fists, shake the ground just by slamming his palms into it, and once punched the [[ColonyDrop moon out of the sky]]. That latter feat puts his max punching strength at around 73 quintillion tons. [[spoiler: Although Wizard reasons that judging from how much smaller the moon DK punched is than our own moon, it's probably closer to "only" 9.9 quadrillion tons. Either way, a punch like that is a little too much for the echidna's body to withstand.]]

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* SuperStrength: He can throw barrels easily, break through entire hordes of enemies with only his fists, shake the ground just by slamming his palms into it, and once punched the [[ColonyDrop moon out of the sky]]. That latter feat puts his max punching strength at around 73 quintillion tons. [[spoiler: Although Wizard reasons that judging from how much smaller the moon DK punched is than our own moon, it's probably closer to "only" 9.9 quadrillion tons. Either way, a punch like that is a little too much for the echidna's body to withstand.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: DK prevents Knuckles from simply flying away as they plummet from a failed wall climb. Unlike most examples of the trope, DK manages to finish Knuckles off and successfully save himself before they hit the ground.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: DK prevents Knuckles from simply flying away as they plummet from a failed wall climb. Unlike most examples of the trope, DK manages to finish Knuckles off and successfully save himself before they hit the ground.]]



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: DK knocks Knuckles out of the way of his own homing coconut barrage and ends up joining Knuckles in getting attacked by this volley. When Knuckles was digging, DK tried to create a cave-in, not realizing he was also destabilizing the ground he was standing on: allowing Knuckles to easily make a sinkhole. DK also joins Knuckles in attacking the cliffside he and Knuckles were hanging on, probably out of spite or to try and hit Knuckles.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: DK knocks Knuckles out of the way of his own homing coconut barrage and ends up joining Knuckles in getting attacked by this volley. When Knuckles was digging, DK tried to create a cave-in, not realizing he was also destabilizing the ground he was standing on: allowing Knuckles to easily make a sinkhole. DK also joins Knuckles in attacking the cliffside he and Knuckles were hanging on, probably out of spite or to try and hit Knuckles.]]



* AnArmAndALeg: Inverted in a way. [[spoiler: His arms were the only things ''left intact'' from DK's giant hand slap,]]
* AttackAttackAttack: His solution to problems is punching them. And if punching them fails? [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer PUNCH THEM MORE]]! [[spoiler:This mentality worked against him fighting DK, since not only was he not able to do much in the way of damage to the vastly more durable ape, but it also constantly kept him in his attacking range. Basically, playing Knuckles' greatest weakness against DK's greatest strength, and meant it was only a matter of time before DK landed the [[ShockwaveClap one blow he needed to kill him.]]]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: Inverted in a way. [[spoiler: His arms were the only things ''left intact'' from DK's giant hand slap,]]
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* AttackAttackAttack: His solution to problems is punching them. And if punching them fails? [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer PUNCH THEM MORE]]! [[spoiler:This This mentality worked against him fighting DK, since not only was he not able to do much in the way of damage to the vastly more durable ape, but it also constantly kept him in his attacking range. Basically, playing Knuckles' greatest weakness against DK's greatest strength, and meant it was only a matter of time before DK landed the [[ShockwaveClap one blow he needed to kill him.]]]]]]



* BondOneLiner: After [[spoiler: dropping DK into a sinkhole by tunnelling underneath him, he quips to him afterwards-]]
-->'''Knuckles:''' [[spoiler: Ha! Not as strong as you thought you were.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted when he gets hit by another [[RunningGag Homing Coconut]] however, which knocks him into the hole as well- which turns out to lead to an AbandonedMine, allowing the fight to continue- and by extension, Donkey Kong to kill him]].

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* BondOneLiner: After [[spoiler: dropping DK into a sinkhole by tunnelling underneath him, he quips to him afterwards-]]
afterwards-
-->'''Knuckles:''' [[spoiler: Ha! Not as strong as you thought you were.]]
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** [[spoiler: Subverted when he gets hit by another [[RunningGag Homing Coconut]] however, which knocks him into the hole as well- which turns out to lead to an AbandonedMine, allowing the fight to continue- and by extension, Donkey Kong to kill him]]. him.



* TheChewToy: Keeps getting hit by Donkey Kong's homing coconuts, [[spoiler:even after his death.]]

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* TheChewToy: Keeps getting hit by Donkey Kong's homing coconuts, [[spoiler:even even after his death.]]



* DavidVersusGoliath: The David, neing half the size of DK. [[spoiler: Unlike the bible, this David lost.]]

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* DavidVersusGoliath: The David, neing half the size of DK. [[spoiler: Unlike the bible, this David lost.]]



* DullSurprise: Whenever trouble occurs for him in the fight, he says "Oh, no" in a bored tone of voice à la ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.

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* DullSurprise: Whenever trouble occurs for him in the fight, he says "Oh, no" in a bored tone of voice à la ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.



* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: [[KilledMidSentence "Oh no-"]]]]

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* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: [[KilledMidSentence "Oh no-"]]]]no-"]]



* LastOfHisKind: He's the last surviving member of the Echidna Tribe. [[spoiler: Or, at least, WAS.]]
* LightningBruiser: Can run at least 100 miles per hour (or at least fast enough to keep pace with Sonic and Tails) and his punches are so fast, they ignite the hydrogen in the air in the manner of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere ... at twenty-five thousand miles per hour. [[spoiler: While Donkey Kong can't match his speed, he's outclassed in terms of raw strength, and is nowhere NEAR as durable.]]
* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: He's reduced to paste, aside from his arms, when DK lands his ShockwaveClap.]]

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* LastOfHisKind: He's the last surviving member of the Echidna Tribe. [[spoiler: Or, at least, WAS.]]
WAS.
* LightningBruiser: Can run at least 100 miles per hour (or at least fast enough to keep pace with Sonic and Tails) and his punches are so fast, they ignite the hydrogen in the air in the manner of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere ... at twenty-five thousand miles per hour. [[spoiler: While Donkey Kong can't match his speed, he's outclassed in terms of raw strength, and is nowhere NEAR as durable.]]
durable.
* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: He's reduced to paste, aside from his arms, when DK lands his ShockwaveClap.]]



* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: When DK finally lands a solid hit on him, Knuckles is instantly vaporized- only leaving behind a pair of dismembered arms.]]
* NotQuiteFlight: He can glide through the air by trapping air currents under his dreadlocks. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he can't glide when the 800-pound Donkey Kong has a grip on him.]]

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: When DK finally lands a solid hit on him, Knuckles is instantly vaporized- only leaving behind a pair of dismembered arms.]]
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* NotQuiteFlight: He can glide through the air by trapping air currents under his dreadlocks. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he can't glide when the 800-pound Donkey Kong has a grip on him.]]



* SquashedFlat: [[spoiler: He dies this way after getting smashed between DK's hands, which pretty much vaporizes him aside from his disembodied arms.]]

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* SquashedFlat: [[spoiler: He dies this way after getting smashed between DK's hands, which pretty much vaporizes him aside from his disembodied arms.]]



* SuperStrength: Knuckles is immensely strong, to the point where he can rip boulders out of the earth. Like DK, he's so strong his punches can ignite the air and cause explosions. In addition, his punches are strong enough to trigger volcanic eruptions, which would require at least 3.9 megatons of force. [[spoiler: However, Donkey Kong has him severely outmatched in this category, and it's not quite enough to overcome the ape's durability.]]
* SuperSpeed: While nowhere near as fast as his friends, he has been shown able to at least keep pace with the likes of Sonic and Tails. [[spoiler: While this enhanced mobility initially helps him avoid DK's Homing Coconuts and take an advantage in their initial skirmish, the fact that Knuckles needs to get within punching distance of DK to hurt him, combined with DK's ludicrous strength, negated this.]]

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* SuperStrength: Knuckles is immensely strong, to the point where he can rip boulders out of the earth. Like DK, he's so strong his punches can ignite the air and cause explosions. In addition, his punches are strong enough to trigger volcanic eruptions, which would require at least 3.9 megatons of force. [[spoiler: However, Donkey Kong has him severely outmatched in this category, and it's not quite enough to overcome the ape's durability.]]
durability.
* SuperSpeed: While nowhere near as fast as his friends, he has been shown able to at least keep pace with the likes of Sonic and Tails. [[spoiler: While this enhanced mobility initially helps him avoid DK's Homing Coconuts and take an advantage in their initial skirmish, the fact that Knuckles needs to get within punching distance of DK to hurt him, combined with DK's ludicrous strength, negated this.]]



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Knuckles had trouble climbing up a cliffside as DK was weighing him down. His solution? PUNCH IT! While he might have been trying to secure a firmer hold, in the end he just weakened it enough to cause them both to fall off, setting up DK's [[ShockwaveClap finishing blow]].]]
* TunnelKing: He's capable of quickly digging holes into the ground or walls with his Drill Claw, provided that they're soft enough. [[spoiler: Donkey Kong uses his severed arms to tunnel to safety after finishing Knuckles off.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Knuckles had trouble climbing up a cliffside as DK was weighing him down. His solution? PUNCH IT! While he might have been trying to secure a firmer hold, in the end he just weakened it enough to cause them both to fall off, setting up DK's [[ShockwaveClap finishing blow]].blow.]]
* TunnelKing: He's capable of quickly digging holes into the ground or walls with his Drill Claw, provided that they're soft enough. [[spoiler: Donkey Kong uses his severed arms to tunnel to safety after finishing Knuckles off.]]



* WallCrawl: Is able to scale vertical walls by punching into the surface with the spikes on his knuckles. [[spoiler: He attempts to do this to save himself when he and DK are faced with falling to certain death, but DK manages to grab him and the rock face is not strong enough to hold their combined weight.]]

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* WallCrawl: Is able to scale vertical walls by punching into the surface with the spikes on his knuckles. [[spoiler: He attempts to do this to save himself when he and DK are faced with falling to certain death, but DK manages to grab him and the rock face is not strong enough to hold their combined weight.]]



* YourAnswerToEverything: Punching things. On [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 one occasion]], Eggman was stealing the Master Emerald [[RecycledScript again]] and Knuckles decided the best course of action was to punch it and send pieces of it everywhere. [[spoiler:Deconstructed; this attitude is the key weakness that lead to his defeat against [[MightyGlacier Donkey]] [[MadeOfIron Kong]].]]

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* YourAnswerToEverything: Punching things. On [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 one occasion]], Eggman was stealing the Master Emerald [[RecycledScript again]] and Knuckles decided the best course of action was to punch it and send pieces of it everywhere. [[spoiler:Deconstructed; Deconstructed; this attitude is the key weakness that lead to his defeat against [[MightyGlacier Donkey]] [[MadeOfIron Kong]].]]Donkey Kong]]



* AchillesHeel: Wolverine's HealingFactor is linked to his brain. Granted, his brain is protected from most attacks by his adamantium-fused skull, making it nearly impossible to actually get through to it. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Wolverine, the Murasama CAN cut through adamantium, meaning it could indeed penetrate his skull and reach the brain, disabling the healing factor and making him possible to kill.]]

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* AchillesHeel: Wolverine's HealingFactor is linked to his brain. Granted, his brain is protected from most attacks by his adamantium-fused skull, making it nearly impossible to actually get through to it. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Wolverine, the Murasama CAN cut through adamantium, meaning it could indeed penetrate his skull and reach the brain, disabling the healing factor and making him possible to kill.]]



* BladeSpam: Nowhere near as much as Raiden, but he pulls off a few, most notably at the climax in his [[SuperMode Berserker Rage]] against [[SuperMode Ripper-Mode]] Raiden. [[spoiler:He loses]].

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* BladeSpam: Nowhere near as much as Raiden, but he pulls off a few, most notably at the climax in his [[SuperMode Berserker Rage]] against [[SuperMode Ripper-Mode]] Raiden. [[spoiler:He loses]].He loses.



* DecapitationRequired: Stated by Charles Xavier to be one of the few ways to bypass Wolverines Healing factor. In the fight, this is how Raiden finishes him off, coupled with shredding the decapitated head into pieces.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Raiden lands the first few blows on him, Wolverine comments that the assault actually hurt. [[spoiler:A million or so slashes later, and Ol' Canucklehead literally loses his head.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: As usual, Wolverine takes enough damage to kill a normal man several times over, but his HealingFactor patches him up, good as new. [[spoiler: Until Raiden cuts his skull into ribbons, that is.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Raiden lands the first few blows on him, Wolverine comments that the assault actually hurt. [[spoiler:A A million or so slashes later, and Ol' Canucklehead literally loses his head.]]
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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: As usual, Wolverine takes enough damage to kill a normal man several times over, but his HealingFactor patches him up, good as new. [[spoiler: Until Raiden cuts his skull into ribbons, that is.]]



* HealingFactor: Like many Marvel characters, he has the ability to regenerate damage taken in battle. His is in fact one of the strongest healing factors, allowing him to survive being blasted to an adamantium skeleton at one point. However, this regenerative ability is linked to his brain. [[spoiler: In the battle, Raiden cuts his head off, putting him out for good]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Raiden's Murasama is plunged right through his chest, and gets stuck there for quite some time. Of course, this being Wolverine, he's not even slowed down by it.]]

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* HealingFactor: Like many Marvel characters, he has the ability to regenerate damage taken in battle. His is in fact one of the strongest healing factors, allowing him to survive being blasted to an adamantium skeleton at one point. However, this regenerative ability is linked to his brain. [[spoiler: In the battle, Raiden cuts his head off, putting him out for good]]
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Raiden's Murasama is plunged right through his chest, and gets stuck there for quite some time. Of course, this being Wolverine, he's not even slowed down by it.]]



* MadeOfIndestructium: Wolverine's skeleton was fused with an indestructible metal called adamantium by Weapon X. The downsides are that it impairs his healing factor, [[SuperDrowningSkills he can't swim]], and he's vulnerable to magnets and electricity. [[spoiler:Turns out not to be as indestructible as previously thought, as Raiden's Murasama can cut through adamantium's molecular bonds.]]

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* MadeOfIndestructium: Wolverine's skeleton was fused with an indestructible metal called adamantium by Weapon X. The downsides are that it impairs his healing factor, [[SuperDrowningSkills he can't swim]], and he's vulnerable to magnets and electricity. [[spoiler:Turns Turns out not to be as indestructible as previously thought, as Raiden's Murasama can cut through adamantium's molecular bonds.]]



* NighInvulnerability: His healing factor and [[MadeOfIndestructium adamantium skeleton]] combined give him insane durability, which according to Death Battle themselves during Wolvie's brief mention in Deadpool's rundown makes him supposedly unkillable. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Wolvie, though, his Adamantium isn't quite impenetrable enough to keep Raiden from braining him with the Murasama.]]
* OffWithHisHead[=/=]DecapitationRequired: Stated by Charles Xavier to be one of the few ways to bypass Wolverines Healing factor. In the fight, [[spoiler: this is how Raiden finishes him off, coupled with shredding the decapitated head into pieces.]]
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: When he unleashes his [[SuperMode Berserker Rage]] fury [[spoiler:and takes one of Raiden's arms]].

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* NighInvulnerability: His healing factor and [[MadeOfIndestructium adamantium skeleton]] combined give him insane durability, which according to Death Battle themselves during Wolvie's brief mention in Deadpool's rundown makes him supposedly unkillable. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Wolvie, though, his Adamantium isn't quite impenetrable enough to keep Raiden from braining him with the Murasama.]]
* OffWithHisHead[=/=]DecapitationRequired: Stated by Charles Xavier to be one of the few ways to bypass Wolverines Healing factor. In the fight, [[spoiler: this is how Raiden finishes him off, coupled with shredding the decapitated head into pieces.]]
Murasama.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: When he unleashes his [[SuperMode Berserker Rage]] fury [[spoiler:and and takes one of Raiden's arms]].arms.



* RasputinianDeath: Practically a requirement for killing him permanently, thanks to his ludicrous survivability. [[spoiler: Raiden manages to pull one off by cutting off his head and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill slicing it to microscopic shreds]].]]

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* RasputinianDeath: Practically a requirement for killing him permanently, thanks to his ludicrous survivability. [[spoiler: Raiden manages to pull one off by cutting off his head and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill slicing it to microscopic shreds]].shreds.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the fight, [[spoiler:Wolverine's eyes glow red during the climax to show that he's given into his Berserker Rage]].
* StoneWall: Wolverine's indestructible skeleton alone makes him difficult to kill, but his psudo-immortality and instantaneous healing factor makes him recover from almost any injury. He can easily survive a nuclear blast. Wolverine has won many battles by outlasting on-paper much stronger opponents, especially when his stamina can last for days. [[spoiler:It's actually noted that, while physically weaker and slower than Raiden, Wolverine actually had the stamina to outlast the cyborg long enough for his fuel cells to run out and leave him an easy kill. However, Raiden's sword can break down the molecular structure of whatever it's targeting, allowing him to slice buildings that have metal durable enough to survive nukes. Since crucially, it means he can cut through Adamantium- combined with his existing speed and strength- Wolverine's defenses ultimately could not survive long enough for Raiden's own energy reserves to tap off.]]
* SuperMode: Berserker Rage, which increases Wolvie's overall stats while causing him to give in to his inner animal instincts. [[spoiler:Raiden is taken by surprise, and has one of his arms chopped off for good measure, but it can't beat Raiden's [[SuperMode Ripper Mode]].]]

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the fight, [[spoiler:Wolverine's Wolverine's eyes glow red during the climax to show that he's given into his Berserker Rage]].
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* StoneWall: Wolverine's indestructible skeleton alone makes him difficult to kill, but his psudo-immortality and instantaneous healing factor makes him recover from almost any injury. He can easily survive a nuclear blast. Wolverine has won many battles by outlasting on-paper much stronger opponents, especially when his stamina can last for days. [[spoiler:It's It's actually noted that, while physically weaker and slower than Raiden, Wolverine actually had the stamina to outlast the cyborg long enough for his fuel cells to run out and leave him an easy kill. However, Raiden's sword can break down the molecular structure of whatever it's targeting, allowing him to slice buildings that have metal durable enough to survive nukes. Since crucially, it means he can cut through Adamantium- combined with his existing speed and strength- Wolverine's defenses ultimately could not survive long enough for Raiden's own energy reserves to tap off.]]
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* SuperMode: Berserker Rage, which increases Wolvie's overall stats while causing him to give in to his inner animal instincts. [[spoiler:Raiden Raiden is taken by surprise, and has one of his arms chopped off for good measure, but it can't beat Raiden's [[SuperMode Ripper Mode]].Mode.]]



* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: The Immovable Object in this equation, since his Adamantium Skeleton is MadeOfIndestructium, and has a powerful healing factor to boot. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Raiden's [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Murasama]] is able to slice his head off, and negates his healing factor by removing his brain from his body.]]
* WallCrawl: In the battle, [[spoiler:Wolverine uses his claws to climb up the building Raiden jumped up to when the latter tries to give himself some breathing room]].

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* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: The Immovable Object in this equation, since his Adamantium Skeleton is MadeOfIndestructium, and has a powerful healing factor to boot. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Raiden's [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Murasama]] is able to slice his head off, and negates his healing factor by removing his brain from his body.]]
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* WallCrawl: In the battle, [[spoiler:Wolverine Wolverine uses his claws to climb up the building Raiden jumped up to when the latter tries to give himself some breathing room]].room.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Any of his bladed weapons can reduce other cyborgs and vehicles into cheese within a moment. [[spoiler:And with enough time, the Murasama HF blade can cut through Adamantium]].
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Gets his left arm lopped off via a berserk Wolverine near the end of the battle, contrary to what you'd expect to happen moments later, Raiden survives the fight and delivers the final blow with only one arm.]] Funny considering he was the victim of this in ''[=MGS4=]'' and ''Rising.'' [[spoiler: He picks the arm up during the post-fight animation, presumably to get it reattached.]]

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Any of his bladed weapons can reduce other cyborgs and vehicles into cheese within a moment. [[spoiler:And And with enough time, the Murasama HF blade can cut through Adamantium]].
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Gets Gets his left arm lopped off via a berserk Wolverine near the end of the battle, contrary to what you'd expect to happen moments later, Raiden survives the fight and delivers the final blow with only one arm.]] arm. Funny considering he was the victim of this in ''[=MGS4=]'' and ''Rising.'' [[spoiler: He picks the arm up during the post-fight animation, presumably to get it reattached.]]



* AttackItsWeakPoint: As the battle rages on, Raiden eventually realizes brute force wasn't going to be enough to take down Wolverine and starts going for his vital organs. He stabs Logan through the heart with his Murasama, [[spoiler: which does nothing,]] and later goes for Logan's brain [[spoiler:which wins him the match]].

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: As the battle rages on, Raiden eventually realizes brute force wasn't going to be enough to take down Wolverine and starts going for his vital organs. He stabs Logan through the heart with his Murasama, [[spoiler: which does nothing,]] nothing, and later goes for Logan's brain [[spoiler:which which wins him the match]].match.



* BladeSpam: Lands dozens and dozens of slashes across Wolverine's body several times in the fight, but Wolvie's HealingFactor negates the damage quickly. He pulls one final one in conjecture with his [[SuperMode Ripper Mode]] at the climax against [[SuperMode Berserker Rage]] Wolverine's own [[spoiler:and wins. Turns out the HF Blade was chipping away at Wolverine's skeleton throughout the fight despite his HealingFactor, finally giving away when Raiden deals the last blow.]]

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* BladeSpam: Lands dozens and dozens of slashes across Wolverine's body several times in the fight, but Wolvie's HealingFactor negates the damage quickly. He pulls one final one in conjecture with his [[SuperMode Ripper Mode]] at the climax against [[SuperMode Berserker Rage]] Wolverine's own [[spoiler:and and wins. Turns out the HF Blade was chipping away at Wolverine's skeleton throughout the fight despite his HealingFactor, finally giving away when Raiden deals the last blow.]]



* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Despite losing an arm to Wolverine, he manages to turn the fight around by tapping into his SuperpoweredEvilSide and kills the X-Man.]]
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Wolverine gives in to his instincts, chops Raiden's left arm and impales him for the kill... until Jack the Ripper shows up. Less than 30 seconds later, Raiden recovers his lost arm while Wolverine's headless corpse lies on the side of the street.]]

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* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Averted]]. Despite losing an arm to Wolverine, he manages to turn the fight around by tapping into his SuperpoweredEvilSide and kills the X-Man.]]
X-Man.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Wolverine Wolverine gives in to his instincts, chops Raiden's left arm and impales him for the kill... until Jack the Ripper shows up. Less than 30 seconds later, Raiden recovers his lost arm while Wolverine's headless corpse lies on the side of the street.]]



* EvilLaugh: He's not evil, but activating Ripper Mode causes him to do this... [[spoiler:like after cutting Logan's head to shreds.]]
* FeelNoPain: His cyborg body comes with pain inhibitors which needs to be turned off if he wants to feel pain and enter [[SuperMode Ripper Mode]] [[spoiler:It gives him the extra edge to stand against Wolverine in his [[SuperMode Berserker]] [[TheBerserker Rage]] and win]].
* GlassCannon: Raiden might be made of metal but his armor is very light. This rarely matters as he is fast and strong enough to kill most of his enemies, and his high-frequency blade can slice through almost anything. And if for any reason Raiden does get harmed, his body is missing most of his organs and instead can survive otherwise fatal stabs and cuts. However he can still be easily amputated and fatigues quickly. [[spoiler:This nearly does him in during the battle, as Wolverine [[StoneWall has the stamina and endurance to fight for days without tiring]] while Raiden himself [[RaceAgainstTheClock has only a limited time before his fuel cells need recharging]], and Wolverine's [[MadeOfIron adamantium skeleton]] and HealingFactor let him endure nearly everything Raiden can throw while one well-placed blow of the X-Man's own was enough to tear off one of Raiden's arms. If it weren't for the fact the Murasama HF blade is ''precisely'' the kind of weapon that can cut through adamantium, Raiden very easily could have lost]].
* GradualGrinder: He's normally not this, but becomes one in the Death Battle against Wolverine thanks to the latter's HealingFactor [[spoiler: as well as the HF Muramasa's gradual breaking effect on the molecular bonds in Wolverine's Adamantium skeleton, eventually weakening it enough for Raiden to cut his head off.]]

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* EvilLaugh: He's not evil, but activating Ripper Mode causes him to do this... [[spoiler:like like after cutting Logan's head to shreds.]]
shreds.
* FeelNoPain: His cyborg body comes with pain inhibitors which needs to be turned off if he wants to feel pain and enter [[SuperMode Ripper Mode]] [[spoiler:It It gives him the extra edge to stand against Wolverine in his [[SuperMode Berserker]] [[TheBerserker Berserker Rage]] and win]].win.
* GlassCannon: Raiden might be made of metal but his armor is very light. This rarely matters as he is fast and strong enough to kill most of his enemies, and his high-frequency blade can slice through almost anything. And if for any reason Raiden does get harmed, his body is missing most of his organs and instead can survive otherwise fatal stabs and cuts. However he can still be easily amputated and fatigues quickly. [[spoiler:This This nearly does him in during the battle, as Wolverine [[StoneWall has the stamina and endurance to fight for days without tiring]] tiring while Raiden himself [[RaceAgainstTheClock has only a limited time before his fuel cells need recharging]], and Wolverine's [[MadeOfIron adamantium skeleton]] and HealingFactor let him endure nearly everything Raiden can throw while one well-placed blow of the X-Man's own was enough to tear off one of Raiden's arms. If it weren't for the fact the Murasama HF blade is ''precisely'' the kind of weapon that can cut through adamantium, Raiden very easily could have lost]].
* GradualGrinder: He's normally not this, but becomes one in the Death Battle against Wolverine thanks to the latter's HealingFactor [[spoiler: as well as the HF Muramasa's gradual breaking effect on the molecular bonds in Wolverine's Adamantium skeleton, eventually weakening it enough for Raiden to cut his head off.]]



* HandicappedBadass: For the Handicapped part, he'd just be a head if it weren't for his robot body [[spoiler: plus he spends part of the fight without an arm]]. For the Badass part, '''''[[spoiler:HE KILLED WOLVERINE.]]'''''
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: All six of Wolverine's claws get plunged into his chest and come out the other side. Turning off his pain inhibitors to enter Ripper Mode and headbutting Wolverine allows him to break free.]]

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* HandicappedBadass: For the Handicapped part, he'd just be a head if it weren't for his robot body [[spoiler: plus he spends part of the fight without an arm]]. arm. For the Badass part, '''''[[spoiler:HE '''''HE KILLED WOLVERINE.]]'''''
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: All six of Wolverine's claws get plunged into his chest and come out the other side. Turning off his pain inhibitors to enter Ripper Mode and headbutting Wolverine allows him to break free.]]



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. He's not the first guy to typically go by "Raiden" on this show. [[spoiler:Unlike the MortalKombat Thunder God, he wins his fight.]]

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. He's not the first guy to typically go by "Raiden" on this show. [[spoiler:Unlike the MortalKombat Thunder God, he wins his fight.]]



* RaceAgainstTheClock: Raiden needs to have his blood replaced fairly frequently, much like an oil change, and has only a limited amount of fuel for his special attacks. [[spoiler: Fortunately for Raiden, the Murasama could cut through adamantium, and with his tendency for BladeSpam, it was only a matter of time before he severed Wolverine's brain before the fatigue comes in.]]
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When he allows his AxCrazy Jack the Ripper personality to take over, Raiden's black cyborg body starts glowing red as well. In the fight, [[spoiler:his various wounds further punctuates the effect when he finally activates it during the climax]].

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Raiden needs to have his blood replaced fairly frequently, much like an oil change, and has only a limited amount of fuel for his special attacks. [[spoiler: Fortunately for Raiden, the Murasama could cut through adamantium, and with his tendency for BladeSpam, it was only a matter of time before he severed Wolverine's brain before the fatigue comes in.]]
in.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When he allows his AxCrazy Jack the Ripper personality to take over, Raiden's black cyborg body starts glowing red as well. In the fight, [[spoiler:his his various wounds further punctuates the effect when he finally activates it during the climax]].climax.



* SuperMode: Ripper Mode, which gives Raiden a substantial boost in power at the cost of his psychosis acting up. [[spoiler:This last second power-up activates when he's pierced by Wolverine's claws, and the boost is enough for him to behead the mutant]]. His Blade Mode [[CriticalResearchFailure (incorrectly called Zandatsu)]] is also treated as such by the Death Battle crew.

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* SuperMode: Ripper Mode, which gives Raiden a substantial boost in power at the cost of his psychosis acting up. [[spoiler:This This last second power-up activates when he's pierced by Wolverine's claws, and the boost is enough for him to behead the mutant]].mutant. His Blade Mode [[CriticalResearchFailure (incorrectly called Zandatsu)]] is also treated as such by the Death Battle crew.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Beheads Wolverine, and cuts his head into pieces, which negates his healing factor and clinches the victory for Raiden.]]
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: The Unstoppable Force, since he has a blade that can cut through anything thanks to [[{{Vibroweapon}} high-frequency vibrations]]. [[spoiler: It's enough for him to cut through Adamantium, which is weakened by said vibrations.]]
* UseYourHead: After he's [[spoiler: impaled by Wolverine and activates Ripper Mode]], he headbutts Wolverine to break free and continue the fight.
* {{Vibroweapon}}: The [=HF=] Murasama can cut through nearly anything ([[MemeticMutation even nanomachines, son!]]) because it vibrates fast enough to break down molecular bonds. [[spoiler: It's how he cuts through Wolverine's Adamantium spine to behead him]].

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Beheads Beheads Wolverine, and cuts his head into pieces, which negates his healing factor and clinches the victory for Raiden.]]
Raiden.
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: The Unstoppable Force, since he has a blade that can cut through anything thanks to [[{{Vibroweapon}} high-frequency vibrations]]. [[spoiler: It's enough for him to cut through Adamantium, which is weakened by said vibrations.]]
vibrations.
* UseYourHead: After he's [[spoiler: impaled by Wolverine and activates Ripper Mode]], Mode, he headbutts Wolverine to break free and continue the fight.
* {{Vibroweapon}}: The [=HF=] Murasama can cut through nearly anything ([[MemeticMutation even nanomachines, son!]]) because it vibrates fast enough to break down molecular bonds. [[spoiler: It's how he cuts through Wolverine's Adamantium spine to behead him]].him.



* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:He unintentionally caused Dan to swallow a jukebox capsule, which opened inside him with fatal results]].

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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:He He unintentionally caused Dan to swallow a jukebox capsule, which opened inside him with fatal results]].results.



* BadassOnPaper: He may be a FakeUltimateHero, but the hosts point out that he had won at least one World Martial Arts tournament legitimately and literally saved the world once. [[spoiler:They also point out at the end that he's the only character in Dragon Ball history to have fought both [[OmnicidalManiac Cell and Majin Buu]] and not die]].
* BornLucky: ''DBZ'' is a series where DeathIsCheap. Hercule is a loudmouthed {{Muggle}} who would normally be the target for AnAesop about [[{{Pride}} hubris]]. He's picked fights with [[HeroKiller Cell]] and [[EldritchAbomination Majin Buu]]. Somehow, he hasn't died. The official explanation is "a large amount of luck". [[spoiler:Death Battle's fight animation plays on this, with improbable stunts that should have gotten both him and Dan killed right away.]]
* BringMyBrownPants: [[spoiler: He claims that he needs to change after Dan's sudden death.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Not as much as the Z Fighters, but he did punch through the side of a bus due to his immense training regime. [[spoiler: He's MUCH stronger than Dan, who can barely throw a person over his shoulder.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Keeps various capsules of various tools for when the fight has to come to this. This includes jetpacks, missile launchers and a bomb disguised as a handheld video game (and it's one of his supers in multiple video games). On top of that, judging from it's name, and the fact that he kicks explosions while doing so despite being a {{Muggle}}, he possibly uses dynamite for his Dynamite Kick super. [[spoiler: These tools spill out mid-fight and Dan steals a jetpack from him, but ultimately one such capsule, containing a jukebox, wins Hercule the fight.]]

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* BadassOnPaper: He may be a FakeUltimateHero, but the hosts point out that he had won at least one World Martial Arts tournament legitimately and literally saved the world once. [[spoiler:They They also point out at the end that he's the only character in Dragon Ball history to have fought both [[OmnicidalManiac Cell and Majin Buu]] Buu and not die]].
* BornLucky: ''DBZ'' is a series where DeathIsCheap. Hercule is a loudmouthed {{Muggle}} who would normally be the target for AnAesop about [[{{Pride}} hubris]]. He's picked fights with [[HeroKiller Cell]] and [[EldritchAbomination Majin Buu]]. Somehow, he hasn't died. The official explanation is "a large amount of luck". [[spoiler:Death Death Battle's fight animation plays on this, with improbable stunts that should have gotten both him and Dan killed right away.]]
away.
* BringMyBrownPants: [[spoiler: He claims that he needs to change after Dan's sudden death.]]
death.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Not as much as the Z Fighters, but he did punch through the side of a bus due to his immense training regime. [[spoiler: He's MUCH stronger than Dan, who can barely throw a person over his shoulder.]]
shoulder.
* CombatPragmatist: Keeps various capsules of various tools for when the fight has to come to this. This includes jetpacks, missile launchers and a bomb disguised as a handheld video game (and it's one of his supers in multiple video games). On top of that, judging from it's name, and the fact that he kicks explosions while doing so despite being a {{Muggle}}, he possibly uses dynamite for his Dynamite Kick super. [[spoiler: These tools spill out mid-fight and Dan steals a jetpack from him, but ultimately one such capsule, containing a jukebox, wins Hercule the fight.]]



* CurbstompBattle: After the slapstick comes to an end, [[spoiler: Mr. Satan actually beats up Dan with relative ease in a straight fight.]]

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* CurbstompBattle: After the slapstick comes to an end, [[spoiler: Mr. Satan actually beats up Dan with relative ease in a straight fight.]]



* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: [[spoiler:What seals his victory was that at the end of the day, Hercule's an incredibly competent and strong {{Muggle}} -- compared to Dan, who really can't catch a break or get stronger.]]

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* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: [[spoiler:What What seals his victory was that at the end of the day, Hercule's an incredibly competent and strong {{Muggle}} -- compared to Dan, who really can't catch a break or get stronger.]] stronger.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Implied with the capsules that open during the fight. Some range from regular (or at the very least, real life) to fictional weapons like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a Bob-Omb]] and [[Anime/KillLaKill the Scissor Blade]], but there's probably no one else who would ever try to weaponize [[spoiler:a ''jukebox'']].

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Implied with the capsules that open during the fight. Some range from regular (or at the very least, real life) to fictional weapons like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a Bob-Omb]] and [[Anime/KillLaKill the Scissor Blade]], but there's probably no one else who would ever try to weaponize [[spoiler:a ''jukebox'']].a ''jukebox''.



* LethalJokeCharacter: Hercule is one of the weakest DBZ characters EVER who is a martial artist. He doesn't know any ki abilities and has probably no superhuman traits. [[spoiler: Yet Hercule is actually a very skilled and powerful martial artist, it's just that normal people have NO hope in hell to fight an average DBZ character; even the weakest of whom can fly at hypersonic speed, lift several tons and launch ki blasts capable of mimicing nuclear explosions or even destroying planets.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:At the end of the fight, Hercule decides to stop messing around and finishes off Dan.]]
* LightningBruiser: Amongst non-Z Fighters, at least, he is the strongest, fastest and toughest guy around. He even did the After Image Technique at one point. [[spoiler: He's deemed far stronger and more competent than Dan, who can barely throw a grown man over his shoulder or even ''win'', for that matter.]]

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* LethalJokeCharacter: Hercule is one of the weakest DBZ characters EVER who is a martial artist. He doesn't know any ki abilities and has probably no superhuman traits. [[spoiler: Yet Hercule is actually a very skilled and powerful martial artist, it's just that normal people have NO hope in hell to fight an average DBZ character; even the weakest of whom can fly at hypersonic speed, lift several tons and launch ki blasts capable of mimicing nuclear explosions or even destroying planets.]]
planets.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:At At the end of the fight, Hercule decides to stop messing around and finishes off Dan.]]
Dan.
* LightningBruiser: Amongst non-Z Fighters, at least, he is the strongest, fastest and toughest guy around. He even did the After Image Technique at one point. [[spoiler: He's deemed far stronger and more competent than Dan, who can barely throw a grown man over his shoulder or even ''win'', for that matter.]]



* OhCrap: Once Dan charges up his Gadoken the kiphobic Hercule is terrified... [[spoiler: but this being the Dan, the Ki attack doesn't even reach Hercule.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is very powerful for a standard human, it's just that the Z Fighters are ''leagues'' above him in terms of power. [[spoiler:Dan, on the other hand, is much closer to the level of fighting he's used to, if not ''weaker'']].

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* OhCrap: Once Dan charges up his Gadoken the kiphobic Hercule is terrified... [[spoiler: but this being the Dan, the Ki attack doesn't even reach Hercule.]]
Hercule.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is very powerful for a standard human, it's just that the Z Fighters are ''leagues'' above him in terms of power. [[spoiler:Dan, Dan, on the other hand, is much closer to the level of fighting he's used to, if not ''weaker'']].''weaker''.



* SuperStrength: Though not on the level of the Z Fighters, he is strong enough to punch through the side of a bus with ease and pull four of them at once. [[spoiler:He's ''much'' stronger than Dan, and easily overpowers the Saikyo student the moment he stops joking around.]]

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* SuperStrength: Though not on the level of the Z Fighters, he is strong enough to punch through the side of a bus with ease and pull four of them at once. [[spoiler:He's He's ''much'' stronger than Dan, and easily overpowers the Saikyo student the moment he stops joking around.]]



* WeakButSkilled: While massively weak compared to the Z-Fighters, he's proven his mark time and time again from the sheer fact he's a world champion and has learned to do the Afterimage technique ''with no superhuman training''. [[spoiler:And luckily for him, he's up against someone who is way weaker than him in a fight.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He is terrified of KiAttacks. Dan manages to get the psychological advantage of of him when he whips out the gadoken... [[spoiler: and turns out he had nothing to fear.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Turns out the only reason he won the title of "World Martial Arts Champion" is because his opponent conveniently (and suspiciously) had food poisoning. [[spoiler:Hercule still would have placed second in the tournament regardless, which is a lot further than Dan would have gone.]]

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* WeakButSkilled: While massively weak compared to the Z-Fighters, he's proven his mark time and time again from the sheer fact he's a world champion and has learned to do the Afterimage technique ''with no superhuman training''. [[spoiler:And And luckily for him, he's up against someone who is way weaker than him in a fight.]]
fight.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He is terrified of KiAttacks. Dan manages to get the psychological advantage of of him when he whips out the gadoken... [[spoiler: and turns out he had nothing to fear.]]
fear.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Turns out the only reason he won the title of "World Martial Arts Champion" is because his opponent conveniently (and suspiciously) had food poisoning. [[spoiler:Hercule Hercule still would have placed second in the tournament regardless, which is a lot further than Dan would have gone.]]
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* ButtMonkey: Just about everything he tries ends up in failure, [[spoiler: much like his battle with Hercule here.]]
* CantCatchUp: [[spoiler:Let's just say that Hibiki would learn not to mess with the world champion from now on.]]

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* ButtMonkey: Just about everything he tries ends up in failure, [[spoiler: much like his battle with Hercule here.]]
here.
* CantCatchUp: [[spoiler:Let's Let's just say that Hibiki would learn not to mess with the world champion from now on.]]



* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:His Satsui no Hado went just about as well as it did in the Udon comic. He tripped and humiliated himself.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Messily exploding after eating a capsule containing a jukebox is both this ''and'' humiliating.]]

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* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:His His Satsui no Hado went just about as well as it did in the Udon comic. He tripped and humiliated himself.]]
himself.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Messily Messily exploding after eating a capsule containing a jukebox is both this ''and'' humiliating.]]



* {{Expy}}: The analysis notes that he was meant to be a humorous TakeThat combination of SNK's [[ArtOfFighting Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia]], who were in turn designed as expies of Ryu and Ken. The whole thing kinda comes full circle.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In a Street Fighter game, his Gadoken is a ShortRangeShotgun as far as ki attacks go. In Street Fighter lore, it's about as powerful as a light slap. [[spoiler: Shame we never got to see how it would hurt Hercule due to its pathetic range.]]

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* {{Expy}}: The analysis notes that he was meant to be a humorous TakeThat combination of SNK's [[ArtOfFighting [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia]], who were in turn designed as expies of Ryu and Ken. The whole thing kinda comes full circle.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In a Street Fighter game, his Gadoken is a ShortRangeShotgun as far as ki attacks go. In Street Fighter lore, it's about as powerful as a light slap. [[spoiler: Shame we never got to see how it would hurt Hercule due to its pathetic range.]]



* IAteWhat: He Swallows one of Hercule's capsules... [[spoiler: that had a whole jukebox inside it...]]
* ILetYouWin: The truth of Dan's "victory" over Sagat. [[spoiler: The fact that this fight is the ONLY canonical victory Dan has in his home series puts him at a serious disadvantage against Hercule, who has a much better record even after discounting his food-poisoning-induced World Martial Arts Championship victory and subsequent cheating with Majin Buu.]]

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* IAteWhat: He Swallows one of Hercule's capsules... [[spoiler: that had a whole jukebox inside it...]]
it...
* ILetYouWin: The truth of Dan's "victory" over Sagat. [[spoiler: The fact that this fight is the ONLY canonical victory Dan has in his home series puts him at a serious disadvantage against Hercule, who has a much better record even after discounting his food-poisoning-induced World Martial Arts Championship victory and subsequent cheating with Majin Buu.]]



* IShallTauntYou: Part of his fighting style, in fact, he has an infinite super combo of nothing ''but'' taunts. He successfully pulls it off and manages to scare Hercule... [[spoiler:but follows it up with a Gadoken and messes it up.]]
* JokeCharacter: '''The''' JokeCharacter. He gets more serious in later games but he's still mostly comedy compared to the series' powerhouses. [[spoiler: Dan has never officially won ''any'' duel against ''any'' combatant fairly. He defeated some random thugs but otherwise his only victory came when Sagat threw their duel out of pity. Dan stood no chance against a '''world champion''' like Hercule.]]
* KiAttacks: The Gadoken.... a very, ''VERY'' weak version of this trope. Boomsticks dubs it as, "the [[PoorMansSubstitute dollar store version]] of awesome stuff." [[spoiler: It actually fizzles out before it can hit Hercule.]]

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* IShallTauntYou: Part of his fighting style, in fact, he has an infinite super combo of nothing ''but'' taunts. He successfully pulls it off and manages to scare Hercule... [[spoiler:but but follows it up with a Gadoken and messes it up.]]
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* JokeCharacter: '''The''' JokeCharacter. He gets more serious in later games but he's still mostly comedy compared to the series' powerhouses. [[spoiler: Dan has never officially won ''any'' duel against ''any'' combatant fairly. He defeated some random thugs but otherwise his only victory came when Sagat threw their duel out of pity. Dan stood no chance against a '''world champion''' like Hercule.]]
Hercule.
* KiAttacks: The Gadoken.... a very, ''VERY'' weak version of this trope. Boomsticks dubs it as, "the [[PoorMansSubstitute dollar store version]] of awesome stuff." [[spoiler: It actually fizzles out before it can hit Hercule.]]



* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: This happens to him after accidentally consuming one of Hercule's capsules-]]
-->'''Dan:''' [[IAteWhat Oooooooohhhhhhhh Maaaa-]] [[spoiler: *splat*]]
* TheKlutz: One of the many reasons he's a JokeCharacter. For example, he originally had a white gi but ended up with a pink one due to a laundry accident. [[spoiler:This is one of the stated reasons on why he lost. While he had some potential ace in the holes (such as the Raging Demon), he usually screws it up in some way (such as when he tripped over Sakura's bag while using the Raging Demon). In the battle, he whiffs his final attack in a similar manner, tripping over the JetPack he was using when he charges at Hercule with the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Satsui no Hado]]]].

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* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: This happens to him after accidentally consuming one of Hercule's capsules-]]
capsules-
-->'''Dan:''' [[IAteWhat Oooooooohhhhhhhh Maaaa-]] [[spoiler: *splat*]]
*splat*
* TheKlutz: One of the many reasons he's a JokeCharacter. For example, he originally had a white gi but ended up with a pink one due to a laundry accident. [[spoiler:This This is one of the stated reasons on why he lost. While he had some potential ace in the holes (such as the Raging Demon), he usually screws it up in some way (such as when he tripped over Sakura's bag while using the Raging Demon). In the battle, he whiffs his final attack in a similar manner, tripping over the JetPack he was using when he charges at Hercule with the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Satsui no Hado]]]].Hado]].



* LethalJokeCharacter: He is capable of pulling off the same [[DeaderThanDead Raging Demon]] that Akuma and Evil Ryu possess. [[spoiler: However, while he HAS used the move once, he tripped over Sakura's backpack and missed, and he fails here in a similar fashion.]]
* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: That's what swallowing a jukebox capsule will do to you...]]

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* LethalJokeCharacter: He is capable of pulling off the same [[DeaderThanDead Raging Demon]] that Akuma and Evil Ryu possess. [[spoiler: However, while he HAS used the move once, he tripped over Sakura's backpack and missed, and he fails here in a similar fashion.]]
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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: That's what swallowing a jukebox capsule will do to you...]]



* TheMockbuster: His moves In-Universe according to Boomstick. Most of his moves are "dollar store" versions of moves such as Shoryuken and Hadouken. [[spoiler: This proves to be true as none of his attacks are really effective against Hercule.]]

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* TheMockbuster: His moves In-Universe according to Boomstick. Most of his moves are "dollar store" versions of moves such as Shoryuken and Hadouken. [[spoiler: This proves to be true as none of his attacks are really effective against Hercule.]]



* OhCrap: When he swallows one of Hercule's capsules [[spoiler: that swiftly activates.]]
--> "Oooooooohhhhhhhh, Maaaa- [[spoiler: *boom*]]"

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* OhCrap: When he swallows one of Hercule's capsules [[spoiler: that swiftly activates.]]
activates.
--> "Oooooooohhhhhhhh, Maaaa- [[spoiler: *boom*]]"*boom*"



* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: Which he proceeds to botch up ''again''.]]
--> '''"DIEEEEEEE!"''' [[spoiler:(trips over Hercule's jetpack)]]

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* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: Which he proceeds to botch up ''again''.]]
''again''.
--> '''"DIEEEEEEE!"''' [[spoiler:(trips (trips over Hercule's jetpack)]]jetpack)



* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: He meets up with his father in the afterlife. Even in death he disappoints him.]]
* WeakButSkilled: While he's a joke in both gameplay and story, he's actually this trope. In story, he possesses quite a bit of technical knowledge on ki. In game, he has a number of tricks up his sleeve (like the invincibility frames in his Shisso Buraiken in 4). [[spoiler:Too bad he's up against an opponent who is skilled ''and'' strong in battle.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: He trains to honor his father and martial arts instructor, Go Hibiki. During the match he shouts "FOR FATHER!" [[spoiler:His dad's ashamed of him in the afterlife.]]

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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: He meets up with his father in the afterlife. Even in death he disappoints him.]]
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* WeakButSkilled: While he's a joke in both gameplay and story, he's actually this trope. In story, he possesses quite a bit of technical knowledge on ki. In game, he has a number of tricks up his sleeve (like the invincibility frames in his Shisso Buraiken in 4). [[spoiler:Too Too bad he's up against an opponent who is skilled ''and'' strong in battle.]]
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* WellDoneSonGuy: He trains to honor his father and martial arts instructor, Go Hibiki. During the match he shouts "FOR FATHER!" [[spoiler:His His dad's ashamed of him in the afterlife.]]



* TheBerserker: When Yang's BerserkButton is pushed, she becomes this. She's even stronger and faster than normal in this state, hurling herself at her opponents with a cry and wailing on them with flurries of punches. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Tifa, she presses it by [[NobodyTouchesTheHair messing with her hair]]]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Yang is a genuinely cheerful person who likes to take things easy, but [[BerserkButton piss her off]] and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown things get ugly real fast]]. Shown during the pre-battle scene where she casually strolls up to the bar and cheerfully asks for a drink despite people running out because of her and treats the first part of the battle like a friendly brawl rather than a fight to the death (though that's consistent with her [[BloodKnight personality]]). Once blood is drawn (hers to be exact) and things get serious though, [[spoiler:like having her BerserkButton pressed, she stops with the jokes and ''really'' starts fighting, ultimately culminating with ''[[NeckSnap breaking Tifa's neck]]'']].

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* TheBerserker: When Yang's BerserkButton is pushed, she becomes this. She's even stronger and faster than normal in this state, hurling herself at her opponents with a cry and wailing on them with flurries of punches. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Unfortunately for Tifa, she presses it by [[NobodyTouchesTheHair messing with her hair]]]].
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Yang is a genuinely cheerful person who likes to take things easy, but [[BerserkButton piss her off]] and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown things get ugly real fast]]. Shown during the pre-battle scene where she casually strolls up to the bar and cheerfully asks for a drink despite people running out because of her and treats the first part of the battle like a friendly brawl rather than a fight to the death (though that's consistent with her [[BloodKnight personality]]). Once blood is drawn (hers to be exact) and things get serious though, [[spoiler:like like having her BerserkButton pressed, she stops with the jokes and ''really'' starts fighting, ultimately culminating with ''[[NeckSnap breaking Tifa's neck]]'']].neck'']].



* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The recoil on Yang's shotgun gauntlets is strong enough to launch her into the air, mimicking NotQuiteFlight. [[spoiler:The force of this recoil is more than enough to snap Tifa's neck and secure Yang's victory.]]

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The recoil on Yang's shotgun gauntlets is strong enough to launch her into the air, mimicking NotQuiteFlight. [[spoiler:The The force of this recoil is more than enough to snap Tifa's neck and secure Yang's victory.]]



* BondOneLiner: [[spoiler:"Nailed it."]]
* CoolShades: In the pre-fight analysis, she is shown with a pair of aviators. [[spoiler:She puts them on as she's leaving the battle victorious]].
* CriticalStatusBuff: Her Semblance works on this logic: taking physical damage increases her strength, though doing nothing for her defence. [[spoiler:The fact that Tifa's main method of attack is up close and personal like her means Yang had no problem getting a power boost]].

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* BondOneLiner: [[spoiler:"Nailed "Nailed it."]]
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* CoolShades: In the pre-fight analysis, she is shown with a pair of aviators. [[spoiler:She She puts them on as she's leaving the battle victorious]].
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* CriticalStatusBuff: Her Semblance works on this logic: taking physical damage increases her strength, though doing nothing for her defence. [[spoiler:The The fact that Tifa's main method of attack is up close and personal like her means Yang had no problem getting a power boost]].boost.



* HotBlooded: For all her impressive strength and speed, Yang has a ''fiery'' temper. She's very susceptible to an opponent's TrashTalk and quickly gets annoyed when a battle doesn't go her way. When she finally loses her temper, she stops thinking straight and becomes reckless and predictable. Her [[TheWorfEffect only on-screen defeats]] on her record were to opponents who [[CurbStompBattle exploited this to the fullest possible extent]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't come up in her battle with Tifa though.]]

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* HotBlooded: For all her impressive strength and speed, Yang has a ''fiery'' temper. She's very susceptible to an opponent's TrashTalk and quickly gets annoyed when a battle doesn't go her way. When she finally loses her temper, she stops thinking straight and becomes reckless and predictable. Her [[TheWorfEffect only on-screen defeats]] on her record were to opponents who [[CurbStompBattle exploited this to the fullest possible extent]]. [[spoiler:It It doesn't come up in her battle with Tifa though.]]



* MadeOfIron: Most people in ''RWBY'' can use their aura to defend against otherwise deadly attacks, but Yang is tough even by the show's standards. Yang has been slammed through 4 feet of solid concrete by a house-sized MiniMecha, crashed onto solid paving stone from a several story drop, and crashed into the ground at terminal velocity with nearly 50 tons of force, and on all occasions Yang walked away without being seriously hurt. [[spoiler:Her Aura and the sheer durability that comes with it are given as one of the main reasons why she won. In the fight, she takes everything Tifa can throw at her, including her Limit Breaks, and gets right back up, using the accumulated strength gained to land the killing blow.]]

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* MadeOfIron: Most people in ''RWBY'' can use their aura to defend against otherwise deadly attacks, but Yang is tough even by the show's standards. Yang has been slammed through 4 feet of solid concrete by a house-sized MiniMecha, crashed onto solid paving stone from a several story drop, and crashed into the ground at terminal velocity with nearly 50 tons of force, and on all occasions Yang walked away without being seriously hurt. [[spoiler:Her Her Aura and the sheer durability that comes with it are given as one of the main reasons why she won. In the fight, she takes everything Tifa can throw at her, including her Limit Breaks, and gets right back up, using the accumulated strength gained to land the killing blow.]]



* NeckSnap: On the [[spoiler:delivering end. She finishes Tifa by grabbing her head from opposite sides and firing Ember Celica, breaking her neck with the recoil]].
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Anyone that manages to pull even a few strands of her hair out usually ends up dead and/or exploded. [[spoiler:Tifa was no exception.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: On the [[spoiler:receiving end thanks to Tifa, but she turns it around thanks to her [[CriticalStatusBuff Semblance]] and deals out her own before [[NeckSnap snapping her neck]].]]

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* NeckSnap: On the [[spoiler:delivering delivering end. She finishes Tifa by grabbing her head from opposite sides and firing Ember Celica, breaking her neck with the recoil]].
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* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Anyone that manages to pull even a few strands of her hair out usually ends up dead and/or exploded. [[spoiler:Tifa Tifa was no exception.]]
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: On the [[spoiler:receiving receiving end thanks to Tifa, but she turns it around thanks to her [[CriticalStatusBuff Semblance]] Semblance and deals out her own before [[NeckSnap snapping her neck]].]]



* PowerGlows: As Yang starts powering up throughout the battle, her hair starts turning pure gold and a golden aura surrounds her body. [[spoiler:Once she goes all out, [[PlayingWithFire fire is added to the mix]]]].
* RecoilBoost: The Ember Celica has enough kick to propel herself in the opposite direction from where she fires it, and Yang often uses it to boost her jumps. [[spoiler:More creatively, she uses the immense recoil from Ember Celica to snap Tifa's neck and finish her off]].

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* PowerGlows: As Yang starts powering up throughout the battle, her hair starts turning pure gold and a golden aura surrounds her body. [[spoiler:Once Once she goes all out, [[PlayingWithFire fire is added to the mix]]]].
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* RecoilBoost: The Ember Celica has enough kick to propel herself in the opposite direction from where she fires it, and Yang often uses it to boost her jumps. [[spoiler:More More creatively, she uses the immense recoil from Ember Celica to snap Tifa's neck and finish her off]].off.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Her theme song from the show, "I Burn", begins to play halfway through when the fight transitions to the dance floor and Yang rallies against Tifa. [[spoiler:It continues to play as she breaks Tifa's neck]].
* UnscrupulousHero: While she cares about her sister and team, one of Yang's primary motivations is her love of fighting, and doing good deeds is simply an added bonus to pulverizing whoever and whatever gets in her way. In the episode itself, she attempts to enter Tifa's bar to find someone, punches the bouncer through the door for asking to see her ID, [[spoiler:and murders Tifa for trying to kick her out, albeit only after Tifa [[LimitBreak escalates the fight]] [[MegatonPunch to that level.]] ]].
* WeaksauceWeakness: It's noted that Yang has a much harder time against opponents who utilize kicks as a form of attack. She's also vulnerable to CherryTapping as this prevents her from gaining extra strength from her Semblance. [[spoiler: Tifa manages to get the upper hand in the early stages of the fight thanks to her utilizing a much more versatile mix of punches and kicks, but it doesn't last long. Additionally Tifa's raw power [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard is so strong that even her weakest attacks were strong enough to feed Yang's Semblance]].]]

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Her theme song from the show, "I Burn", begins to play halfway through when the fight transitions to the dance floor and Yang rallies against Tifa. [[spoiler:It It continues to play as she breaks Tifa's neck]].
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* UnscrupulousHero: While she cares about her sister and team, one of Yang's primary motivations is her love of fighting, and doing good deeds is simply an added bonus to pulverizing whoever and whatever gets in her way. In the episode itself, she attempts to enter Tifa's bar to find someone, punches the bouncer through the door for asking to see her ID, [[spoiler:and and murders Tifa for trying to kick her out, albeit only after Tifa [[LimitBreak escalates the fight]] [[MegatonPunch to that level.]] ]].
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* WeaksauceWeakness: It's noted that Yang has a much harder time against opponents who utilize kicks as a form of attack. She's also vulnerable to CherryTapping as this prevents her from gaining extra strength from her Semblance. [[spoiler: Tifa manages to get the upper hand in the early stages of the fight thanks to her utilizing a much more versatile mix of punches and kicks, but it doesn't last long. Additionally Tifa's raw power [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard is so strong that even her weakest attacks were strong enough to feed Yang's Semblance]].Semblance.]]



* AttackBackfire: [[spoiler:Tifa's Limit Breaks end up being her undoing, as not only do they negate the Premium Heart's slowly rising power, but since they're not strong to kill Yang, they instead feed into her Semblance. The result is an incredibly damage-boosted, royally pissed-off Yang landing a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on a freshly weakened Tifa, ending in Tifa's death.]]

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* AttackBackfire: [[spoiler:Tifa's Tifa's Limit Breaks end up being her undoing, as not only do they negate the Premium Heart's slowly rising power, but since they're not strong to kill Yang, they instead feed into her Semblance. The result is an incredibly damage-boosted, royally pissed-off Yang landing a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on a freshly weakened Tifa, ending in Tifa's death.]]



* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Played with; [[spoiler:Tifa can perform colossal feats of strength like ''suplexing a train'' ... but only in combat during a LimitBreak. She doesn't show the same level of strength outside of these Limit Breaks, leading Wiz to the conclusion that Tifa ''only'' has that kind of strength while using special moves, which also means that Tifa doesn't have the consistent level of strength needed to deplete Yang's Aura before it's too late.]]
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Tifa's Limit Breaks are incredibly lethal, especially when she pulls off all seven in a row, but using them also cancels out the Premium Heart's ability to gain stronger over time, effectively knocking her back to square one. This means that, if her opponent survives the Limit Breaks, Tifa's effectively left wide open. [[spoiler:Yang happens to be durable enough to tank her Limit Breaks, and to make matters worse for Tifa, Yang's Semblance gets kicked into overdrive by the amount of damage Yang takes from the Limit Breaks, making it all too easy for Yang to polish her off.]]
* GlassCannon: Tifa can deal out a ''lot'' of damage in a fight, but has a far harder time taking it. In the pre-fight analysis, her statline in ''Final Fantasy VII'' notes high physical power and luck with critical hits, but also low HP, physical defense and speed, in comparison to her teammates. [[spoiler:It's visibly demonstrated in the fight by Tifa receiving a nasty gash across her belly when her giant ice spear shatters during their clash, leaving her hunched over and wincing in pain for a few seconds. Also, this factor is one of the reasons she lost; she just can't outlast the similarly-matched in SuperStrength but more durable Yang]].

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* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Played with; [[spoiler:Tifa Tifa can perform colossal feats of strength like ''suplexing a train'' ... but only in combat during a LimitBreak. She doesn't show the same level of strength outside of these Limit Breaks, leading Wiz to the conclusion that Tifa ''only'' has that kind of strength while using special moves, which also means that Tifa doesn't have the consistent level of strength needed to deplete Yang's Aura before it's too late.]]
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* DeathOrGloryAttack: Tifa's Limit Breaks are incredibly lethal, especially when she pulls off all seven in a row, but using them also cancels out the Premium Heart's ability to gain stronger over time, effectively knocking her back to square one. This means that, if her opponent survives the Limit Breaks, Tifa's effectively left wide open. [[spoiler:Yang Yang happens to be durable enough to tank her Limit Breaks, and to make matters worse for Tifa, Yang's Semblance gets kicked into overdrive by the amount of damage Yang takes from the Limit Breaks, making it all too easy for Yang to polish her off.]]
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* GlassCannon: Tifa can deal out a ''lot'' of damage in a fight, but has a far harder time taking it. In the pre-fight analysis, her statline in ''Final Fantasy VII'' notes high physical power and luck with critical hits, but also low HP, physical defense and speed, in comparison to her teammates. [[spoiler:It's It's visibly demonstrated in the fight by Tifa receiving a nasty gash across her belly when her giant ice spear shatters during their clash, leaving her hunched over and wincing in pain for a few seconds. Also, this factor is one of the reasons she lost; she just can't outlast the similarly-matched in SuperStrength but more durable Yang]].Yang.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Yang shatters one of her ice pillars, and the resulting shrapnel opens up a nasty wound on her torso. Additionally, her attacks feed Yang's Semblance-- in particular her Limit Breaks give her so much power that Tifa is promptly overwhelmed once Yang goes into overdrive.]]
* KungFuWizard: Though Tifa prefers solving her problems with her fists, she uses materia, magical artefacts that allow humans to cast offensive and supportive spells. For the fight, she uses a mix of Ice and Fire magic. [[spoiler:The Ice magic in particular proves useful in immobilizing Yang and allowing Tifa to get some good hits in]].

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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Yang shatters one of her ice pillars, and the resulting shrapnel opens up a nasty wound on her torso. Additionally, her attacks feed Yang's Semblance-- in particular her Limit Breaks give her so much power that Tifa is promptly overwhelmed once Yang goes into overdrive.]]
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* KungFuWizard: Though Tifa prefers solving her problems with her fists, she uses materia, magical artefacts that allow humans to cast offensive and supportive spells. For the fight, she uses a mix of Ice and Fire magic. [[spoiler:The The Ice magic in particular proves useful in immobilizing Yang and allowing Tifa to get some good hits in]].in.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Premium Heart is her ultimate weapon, and it increases her already-freakish strength up to a maximum of 7.6x her normal strength, as she builds up Limit energy over the course of a fight. However, there's a downside: when she actually busts out a LimitBreak, they reset and need more time to build back up. [[spoiler:This latter point is given as one of the reasons why she loses out to Yang, as Yang's Semblance comes from her SoulPower and cannot be disabled in the same way. Since her Limit Breaks aren't quite strong enough to finish off Yang, this leaves her at a distinct disadvantage and gives Yang an opening to kill her.]]

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Premium Heart is her ultimate weapon, and it increases her already-freakish strength up to a maximum of 7.6x her normal strength, as she builds up Limit energy over the course of a fight. However, there's a downside: when she actually busts out a LimitBreak, they reset and need more time to build back up. [[spoiler:This This latter point is given as one of the reasons why she loses out to Yang, as Yang's Semblance comes from her SoulPower and cannot be disabled in the same way. Since her Limit Breaks aren't quite strong enough to finish off Yang, this leaves her at a distinct disadvantage and gives Yang an opening to kill her.]]



* MakingASplash: In addition to her Ice and Fire materia, Tifa can also use the Water Kick and Dolphin Blow {{Limit Break}}s. [[spoiler:And yes, the latter does summon an actual dolphin for the attack. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Complete with]] {{Stock Sound Effect|s}}.]]

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* MakingASplash: In addition to her Ice and Fire materia, Tifa can also use the Water Kick and Dolphin Blow {{Limit Break}}s. [[spoiler:And And yes, the latter does summon an actual dolphin for the attack. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Complete with]] with {{Stock Sound Effect|s}}.]]



* MementoMacGuffin: The ribbon she wears on her arm is in memory of her friend and rival Aerith Gainsborough, but also serves a practical function as it prevents the wearer from being afflicted with status ailments. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Tifa, Yang's arsenal doesn't include status ailments of any description, rendering it useless in this fight]].

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* MementoMacGuffin: The ribbon she wears on her arm is in memory of her friend and rival Aerith Gainsborough, but also serves a practical function as it prevents the wearer from being afflicted with status ailments. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Unfortunately for Tifa, Yang's arsenal doesn't include status ailments of any description, rendering it useless in this fight]].fight.



* NeckSnap: On the [[spoiler:receiving end. Yang grabs her head on opposing sides and fires of her gauntlets, twisting Tifa's head all the way around]].
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler:Yang doesn't directly cause it, but the results screen shows Tifa's body beginning to fade into the Lifestream.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:In an impressive display of power, she uses all of her Limit Breaks on Yang. Unfortunately for Tifa, Yang is able to take it and pays her back [[NeckSnap with interest]]]].

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* NeckSnap: On the [[spoiler:receiving receiving end. Yang grabs her head on opposing sides and fires of her gauntlets, twisting Tifa's head all the way around]].
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* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler:Yang Yang doesn't directly cause it, but the results screen shows Tifa's body beginning to fade into the Lifestream.]]
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:In In an impressive display of power, she uses all of her Limit Breaks on Yang. Unfortunately for Tifa, Yang is able to take it and pays her back [[NeckSnap with interest]]]].interest]].



* NoSell: Her Minerva Band negates the damage done by fire, ice, Holy, and Gravity attacks. [[spoiler:The fire protection renders Yang's ranged attacks from Ember Celica near-useless. However, the Minerva Band still cannot protect her from puncture wounds or blunt trauma, nor can it make up for her poor defence and HP pool]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Tifa learns that her series of {{Limit Break}}s failed to kill Yang and also pushed her BerserkButton, Tifa's reaction is one of utter disbelief]].
-->''[[spoiler:What in the world!?]]''

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* NoSell: Her Minerva Band negates the damage done by fire, ice, Holy, and Gravity attacks. [[spoiler:The The fire protection renders Yang's ranged attacks from Ember Celica near-useless. However, the Minerva Band still cannot protect her from puncture wounds or blunt trauma, nor can it make up for her poor defence and HP pool]].
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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When When Tifa learns that her series of {{Limit Break}}s failed to kill Yang and also pushed her BerserkButton, Tifa's reaction is one of utter disbelief]].
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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:In a similar manner to [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Ryu]] in his own battle against [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Scorpion]], Tifa is undone when she unleashes all of her power into a single deadly super-attack and is left at a distinct disadvantage when her opponent survives it.]]
* SheFu: Her fighting style is very acrobatic, involving feints, flips, and kicks. [[spoiler:In the initial stages of the fight, her more flowing and versatile fighting style does give Tifa the upper hand, but it doesn't last long.]]
* SuperStrength: Tifa possesses incredible strength for an unaugmented human. She can throw monsters around like ragdolls and once toppled a small building with one punch. In ''Advent Children'', she threw Cloud via FastballSpecial and ''he hit the sound barrier'', a feat that is calculated as taking at least 153 tons of force to pull off. In the actual fight, Tifa is able to pick up ''her entire counter'' and hurl it at Yang effortlessly. [[IncrediblyLamePun You could say she really raised the bar there]]. [[spoiler:However, [[MadeOfIron Yang]] has been shown surviving similar shows of force and still being able to keep fighting]].
* TaughtByExperience: It's noted that Tifa has an experience and skill advantage over Yang, as she is in her twenties and a seasoned adventurer, while Yang is still in her teens and still a rookie Huntress. [[spoiler:However, while Tifa is a few years older, she was trained in her early teens while Yang was trained from early ''childhood'', so actually, they're about evenly matched as far as experience is concerned.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Her body is absorbed into the Lifestream after her death, much like her friend and rival, Aerith. Also indirectly with Cloud, thanks to their respective losses to Yang and Link.]]
* WreckedWeapon: [[spoiler:Yang breaks the Premium Heart in the midst of unleashing a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Tifa, quickly followed by wrecking ''her'']].

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:In a similar manner to [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Ryu]] in his own battle against [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Scorpion]], Tifa is undone when she unleashes all of her power into a single deadly super-attack and is left at a distinct disadvantage when her opponent survives it.]]
* SheFu: Her fighting style is very acrobatic, involving feints, flips, and kicks. [[spoiler:In In the initial stages of the fight, her more flowing and versatile fighting style does give Tifa the upper hand, but it doesn't last long.]]
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* SuperStrength: Tifa possesses incredible strength for an unaugmented human. She can throw monsters around like ragdolls and once toppled a small building with one punch. In ''Advent Children'', she threw Cloud via FastballSpecial and ''he hit the sound barrier'', a feat that is calculated as taking at least 153 tons of force to pull off. In the actual fight, Tifa is able to pick up ''her entire counter'' and hurl it at Yang effortlessly. [[IncrediblyLamePun You could say she really raised the bar there]]. [[spoiler:However, However, [[MadeOfIron Yang]] Yang has been shown surviving similar shows of force and still being able to keep fighting]].
* TaughtByExperience: It's noted that Tifa has an experience and skill advantage over Yang, as she is in her twenties and a seasoned adventurer, while Yang is still in her teens and still a rookie Huntress. [[spoiler:However, However, while Tifa is a few years older, she was trained in her early teens while Yang was trained from early ''childhood'', so actually, they're about evenly matched as far as experience is concerned.]]
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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Her Her body is absorbed into the Lifestream after her death, much like her friend and rival, Aerith. Also indirectly with Cloud, thanks to their respective losses to Yang and Link.]]
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* WreckedWeapon: [[spoiler:Yang Yang breaks the Premium Heart in the midst of unleashing a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Tifa, quickly followed by wrecking ''her'']].''her''.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Has copied several weapons of this type- the most prominent of them is the Metal Blade ([[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Metal Man]]), but there have been others, such as the Triple Blade ([[VideoGame/MegaMan10 Blade Man]]) and Slash Claw ([[VideoGame/MegaMan7 Slash Man]]). [[spoiler:The sharpness of the Metal Blade costs him dearly when Astro Boy manages to throw one back at him, and pin him against the wall.]]

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Has copied several weapons of this type- the most prominent of them is the Metal Blade ([[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Metal Man]]), but there have been others, such as the Triple Blade ([[VideoGame/MegaMan10 Blade Man]]) and Slash Claw ([[VideoGame/MegaMan7 Slash Man]]). [[spoiler:The The sharpness of the Metal Blade costs him dearly when Astro Boy manages to throw one back at him, and pin him against the wall.]]



* AttackReflector: The Mirror Buster lets him reflect energy. [[spoiler:This meant Astro's energy projectiles wasn't of much use against Mega Man directly. The one time Astro used his ArmCannon against Mega Man in the battle, he found his beam projectiles reflected back to him]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Sure, Mega Man lost and was reduced to various assorted parts- but Rush is still OK, as is his still-functioning head. Likewise, Astro Boy decides that enough is enough at that point and returns Mega Man's head and other parts to Rush- so it's not unlikely that he'll receive some repairs and be back to fight another day]].

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* AttackReflector: The Mirror Buster lets him reflect energy. [[spoiler:This This meant Astro's energy projectiles wasn't of much use against Mega Man directly. The one time Astro used his ArmCannon against Mega Man in the battle, he found his beam projectiles reflected back to him]].
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Sure, Sure, Mega Man lost and was reduced to various assorted parts- but Rush is still OK, as is his still-functioning head. Likewise, Astro Boy decides that enough is enough at that point and returns Mega Man's head and other parts to Rush- so it's not unlikely that he'll receive some repairs and be back to fight another day]].day.



* CombiningMecha: Mega Man can convert Rush, his Robot Dog, into various forms, including armor. [[spoiler:He uses this to try to match Astro Boy's flight- which does allow him to get some good hits in, but Astro Boy's mobility totally eclipses his own.]]

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* CombiningMecha: Mega Man can convert Rush, his Robot Dog, into various forms, including armor. [[spoiler:He He uses this to try to match Astro Boy's flight- which does allow him to get some good hits in, but Astro Boy's mobility totally eclipses his own.]]



* DesperationAttack: Mega Man can turn both arms into Mega Busters, but this can cause him to overheat, quite possibly fatally. [[spoiler:He does this when Astro Boy moves in the kill, but Astro Boy can easily tank it, and the resulting explosion at close-range blows his body apart.]]

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* DesperationAttack: Mega Man can turn both arms into Mega Busters, but this can cause him to overheat, quite possibly fatally. [[spoiler:He He does this when Astro Boy moves in the kill, but Astro Boy can easily tank it, and the resulting explosion at close-range blows his body apart.]]



* FrickinLaserBeams: Has some, like the Gemini Laser ([[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Gemini Man]]) and Laser Trident ([[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Splash Woman]]). [[spoiler:However, these don't hold a candle to Astro Boy's finger laser.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The Metal Blade is infamous for having a huge loadout, with 112 uses in its debut in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''. In the actual fight, [[spoiler:it's only used nine times before Rock runs out of energy]].

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* FrickinLaserBeams: Has some, like the Gemini Laser ([[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Gemini Man]]) and Laser Trident ([[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Splash Woman]]). [[spoiler:However, However, these don't hold a candle to Astro Boy's finger laser.]]
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The Metal Blade is infamous for having a huge loadout, with 112 uses in its debut in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''. In the actual fight, [[spoiler:it's it's only used nine times before Rock runs out of energy]].energy.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Astro Boy catches one of his Metal Blades and a Crash Bomber, throwing both back at him with so much force that they pin Mega Man to the wall, forcing him to use his Time Stopper to get out of that particular jam.]]

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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Astro Astro Boy catches one of his Metal Blades and a Crash Bomber, throwing both back at him with so much force that they pin Mega Man to the wall, forcing him to use his Time Stopper to get out of that particular jam.]]



* ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler:Astro's butt machine guns barely did any damage to him, though it did force him to stop charging the Atomic Fire and block]].

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* ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler:Astro's Astro's butt machine guns barely did any damage to him, though it did force him to stop charging the Atomic Fire and block]].block.



* JackOfAllTrades: Thanks to his battles over the years, Megaman's got a weapon for nearly any situation possible. [[spoiler:[[MasterOfNone This could also be seen as his downfall]], since none of them really have the potential to threaten [[FlyingBrick Astro Boy]], who cinches victory despite his weaker ranged weapons.]]

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* JackOfAllTrades: Thanks to his battles over the years, Megaman's got a weapon for nearly any situation possible. [[spoiler:[[MasterOfNone [[MasterOfNone This could also be seen as his downfall]], since none of them really have the potential to threaten [[FlyingBrick Astro Boy]], who cinches victory despite his weaker ranged weapons.]]



* LongRangeFighter: While Mega Man is physically strong, a bulk of his weapons, including the iconic Mega Buster, are more properly built for long-range combat, thus it's his default fighting style. [[spoiler:Since none of them are reliable in taking down Astro, due to the latter's sheer speed and strength, the Atomic Wonder Child easily overpowers him, making Rock's sole advantage throughout the fight fairly useless.]]
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: Inverted. Mega Man's head is the only thing left of him after the fight, which Astro gives back to Rush after he's won the battle]].

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* LongRangeFighter: While Mega Man is physically strong, a bulk of his weapons, including the iconic Mega Buster, are more properly built for long-range combat, thus it's his default fighting style. [[spoiler:Since Since none of them are reliable in taking down Astro, due to the latter's sheer speed and strength, the Atomic Wonder Child easily overpowers him, making Rock's sole advantage throughout the fight fairly useless.]]
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* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: Inverted. Mega Man's head is the only thing left of him after the fight, which Astro gives back to Rush after he's won the battle]].battle.



* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:On the receiving end. His body ends up being completely destroyed by Astro Boy, but his still-functioning head survived.]]

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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:On On the receiving end. His body ends up being completely destroyed by Astro Boy, but his still-functioning head survived.]]



* MadeOfIron: He was upgraded with a flexible Ceratanium Alloy invented by Doctor Light. Along with all the attacks from the various Robot Masters he's defeated over the years, he's tough enough to survive [[VideoGame/MegaManV atmospheric re-entry]], [[VideoGame/SuperAdventureRockman entire]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan5 fortresses]] exploding and collapsing on top of him without any lasting injury, as well as trading blows with juggernauts like the [[PsychoRangers Mega Man Killers]], [[LostSuperweapon Sunstar]] and [[AllYourPowersCombined Ra Thor]]. [[spoiler: Although impressive, none of his feats really hold a candle to Astro Boy, who has bathed in the sun with minimal wear and tear.]]
* MightyGlacier: With his high durability and stronger weaponry at the cost of movement speed, he can be considered this in comparison to the much faster and lighter Astro Boy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Astro Boy's feats demonstrate that he is a LightningBruiser who is far stronger, faster and more durable than Mega Man. While his ranged weapons can deter Astro Boy a few times, they can't do much to hurt him.]]
* MultiRangedMaster: Over the years, he's acquired enough types of weapons that he could potentially cover any range he likes with the right setup- including both long and close-range, as explained below. [[spoiler:Mega Man's plethora of ranged weapons is noted to be his only real advantage over Astro Boy.]]

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* MadeOfIron: He was upgraded with a flexible Ceratanium Alloy invented by Doctor Light. Along with all the attacks from the various Robot Masters he's defeated over the years, he's tough enough to survive [[VideoGame/MegaManV atmospheric re-entry]], [[VideoGame/SuperAdventureRockman entire]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan5 fortresses]] exploding and collapsing on top of him without any lasting injury, as well as trading blows with juggernauts like the [[PsychoRangers Mega Man Killers]], [[LostSuperweapon Sunstar]] and [[AllYourPowersCombined Ra Thor]]. [[spoiler: Although impressive, none of his feats really hold a candle to Astro Boy, who has bathed in the sun with minimal wear and tear.]]
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* MightyGlacier: With his high durability and stronger weaponry at the cost of movement speed, he can be considered this in comparison to the much faster and lighter Astro Boy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Unfortunately, Astro Boy's feats demonstrate that he is a LightningBruiser who is far stronger, faster and more durable than Mega Man. While his ranged weapons can deter Astro Boy a few times, they can't do much to hurt him.]]
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* MultiRangedMaster: Over the years, he's acquired enough types of weapons that he could potentially cover any range he likes with the right setup- including both long and close-range, as explained below. [[spoiler:Mega Mega Man's plethora of ranged weapons is noted to be his only real advantage over Astro Boy.]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:The post-fight animation implies that his head (the only part of his body that wasn't destroyed) is still conscious, and Astro gives it to Rush, presumably to get Mega Man repaired.]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:It's all that's left when Astro Boy is finished with him - although Astro does give it back to Rush, sending him off to get Mega Man repaired afterward.]]
* OhCrap: Several times during the fight. [[spoiler:But not when he finally loses, curiously enough.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:The The post-fight animation implies that his head (the only part of his body that wasn't destroyed) is still conscious, and Astro gives it to Rush, presumably to get Mega Man repaired.]]
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* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:It's It's all that's left when Astro Boy is finished with him - although Astro does give it back to Rush, sending him off to get Mega Man repaired afterward.]]
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* OhCrap: Several times during the fight. [[spoiler:But But not when he finally loses, curiously enough.]]



* OverShadowedByAwesome: [[spoiler: This is one of the big factors in his loss. Although the hosts make a point of mentioning how impressive his feats are by normal standards, Astro Boy still outperforms him in almost every regard- outside of their weaponry- when compared directly]].

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* OverShadowedByAwesome: [[spoiler: This is one of the big factors in his loss. Although the hosts make a point of mentioning how impressive his feats are by normal standards, Astro Boy still outperforms him in almost every regard- outside of their weaponry- when compared directly]].directly.



* PlayingWithFire: Quite a lot of them actually- including the Atomic Fire ([[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Heat Man]]), Pharaoh Shot ([[VideoGame/MegaMan4 Pharaoh Man]]), Flame Blast ([[VideoGame/MegaMan6 Flame Man]]), Flame Sword ([[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Sword Man]]) and Magma Bazooka ([[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Magma Man]]). The Atomic Fire in particular has the potential to reach temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun when fully charged. [[spoiler:This made it one of the few weapons to do noticeable damage to Astro, temporarily taking him down. Astro made sure not to let him fire off a fully charged shot again afterwards]].

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* PlayingWithFire: Quite a lot of them actually- including the Atomic Fire ([[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Heat Man]]), Pharaoh Shot ([[VideoGame/MegaMan4 Pharaoh Man]]), Flame Blast ([[VideoGame/MegaMan6 Flame Man]]), Flame Sword ([[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Sword Man]]) and Magma Bazooka ([[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Magma Man]]). The Atomic Fire in particular has the potential to reach temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun when fully charged. [[spoiler:This This made it one of the few weapons to do noticeable damage to Astro, temporarily taking him down. Astro made sure not to let him fire off a fully charged shot again afterwards]].afterwards.



* PowerOfTheVoid: The Black Hole Bomb ([[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Galaxy Man]]) summons [[UnRealisticBlackHole a miniature Black Hole]] to suck in and destroy almost anything. Needless to say, it's one of his deadliest weapons. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Astro Boy's rockets were fast and strong enough to resist it.]]

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* PowerOfTheVoid: The Black Hole Bomb ([[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Galaxy Man]]) summons [[UnRealisticBlackHole a miniature Black Hole]] to suck in and destroy almost anything. Needless to say, it's one of his deadliest weapons. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Astro Boy's rockets were fast and strong enough to resist it.]]



* RocketPunch: The Mega Arm, a boomerang-like projectile meant to combat the mysterious Stardroids in ''VideoGames/MegaManV'', was designed to destroy their otherworldly metal and as well as grab objects Mega Man can't reach through other means. Some of his copied weapons do this too, like the Hard Knuckle ([[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Hard Man]]).

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* RocketPunch: The Mega Arm, a boomerang-like projectile meant to combat the mysterious Stardroids in ''VideoGames/MegaManV'', ''VideoGame/MegaManV'', was designed to destroy their otherworldly metal and as well as grab objects Mega Man can't reach through other means. Some of his copied weapons do this too, like the Hard Knuckle ([[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Hard Man]]).



* StickyBomb: The Crash Bomber, a powerful explosive that sticks to walls and enemies. [[spoiler:He successfully uses it in conjunction with the Time Stopper, sticking the one he fired earlier on Astro's back while time was stopped]].
* SuperMode: Can combine with Rush to form the Super-Adaptor, which increases his strength and speed, and can fire his fists like rockets. [[spoiler:It's still not enough to take down Astro Boy, especially since Mega Man is forced to abandon most of his other weapons in favor of using it.]]

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* StickyBomb: The Crash Bomber, a powerful explosive that sticks to walls and enemies. [[spoiler:He He successfully uses it in conjunction with the Time Stopper, sticking the one he fired earlier on Astro's back while time was stopped]].stopped.
* SuperMode: Can combine with Rush to form the Super-Adaptor, which increases his strength and speed, and can fire his fists like rockets. [[spoiler:It's It's still not enough to take down Astro Boy, especially since Mega Man is forced to abandon most of his other weapons in favor of using it.]]



* SuperReflexes: Although he's nowhere near as fast some of the opponents he's fought (Though still above that of the average human being.), he has the sufficient reflexes and reaction time to be able to keep track/aim of and defeat foes such as [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Quick Man]], whose top speed has been given as Mach 291. [[spoiler:This wasn't enough to beat Astro Boy, whose highest displayed speed is ''Mach 58361''.]]
* SuperStrength: The Super Arm from ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' allows Mega Man to lift and throw objects he can't under normal circumstances and even without it, he's shown to still be strong enough to lift and support the roof of the collapsing Wily Castle 5 as seen at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan5''. [[spoiler:He couldn't compete with Astro Boy in this regard, who has lifted even heavier objects- including a whole flying island that was falling to Earth- with far less effort]].

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* SuperReflexes: Although he's nowhere near as fast some of the opponents he's fought (Though still above that of the average human being.), he has the sufficient reflexes and reaction time to be able to keep track/aim of and defeat foes such as [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Quick Man]], whose top speed has been given as Mach 291. [[spoiler:This This wasn't enough to beat Astro Boy, whose highest displayed speed is ''Mach 58361''.]]
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* SuperStrength: The Super Arm from ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' allows Mega Man to lift and throw objects he can't under normal circumstances and even without it, he's shown to still be strong enough to lift and support the roof of the collapsing Wily Castle 5 as seen at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan5''. [[spoiler:He He couldn't compete with Astro Boy in this regard, who has lifted even heavier objects- including a whole flying island that was falling to Earth- with far less effort]].effort.



** Flash Man's Time Stopper from ''VideoGames/MegaMan2'' can [[TimeStandsStill stop time for a few moments]], but at the cost of stopping his projectiles as well. [[spoiler: Mega Man uses this to get himself out of getting pinned by his own Metal Blade just before Astro Boy can finish him off, giving him enough time to combine with Rush and stick a Crash Bomber to Astro whilst he's not looking.]]
** Time Man's Time Slow, the weaker variant from ''VideoGames/MegaManPoweredUp'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just slows it down]], but it allows the use of projectiles unlike the Time Stopper- as can Bright Man's Flash Stopper from ''VideoGames/MegaMan4''.

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** Flash Man's Time Stopper from ''VideoGames/MegaMan2'' ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'' can [[TimeStandsStill stop time for a few moments]], but at the cost of stopping his projectiles as well. [[spoiler: Mega Man uses this to get himself out of getting pinned by his own Metal Blade just before Astro Boy can finish him off, giving him enough time to combine with Rush and stick a Crash Bomber to Astro whilst he's not looking.]]
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** Time Man's Time Slow, the weaker variant from ''VideoGames/MegaManPoweredUp'' ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just slows it down]], but it allows the use of projectiles unlike the Time Stopper- as can Bright Man's Flash Stopper from ''VideoGames/MegaMan4''.''VideoGame/MegaMan4''.



* VancianMagic: Not actual magic per se, but all of these additional powers have a limit before he needs an additional top-up of Weapon Energy. [[spoiler:Meaning that if none of his weaponry could hit Astro Boy, it would all be useless.]]

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* VancianMagic: Not actual magic per se, but all of these additional powers have a limit before he needs an additional top-up of Weapon Energy. [[spoiler:Meaning Meaning that if none of his weaponry could hit Astro Boy, it would all be useless.]]
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* AllLovingHero: Owing to his goals of peace between both humans and robots, he can be described as a tin-plated Martin Luther King Jr. [[spoiler:This extends even to the epilogue- where after doing what was necessary to incapacitate Mega Man and take the win, he spares his opponent's still-functioning head and returns it to Rush so that he can be repaired afterwards]].

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* AllLovingHero: Owing to his goals of peace between both humans and robots, he can be described as a tin-plated Martin Luther King Jr. [[spoiler:This This extends even to the epilogue- where after doing what was necessary to incapacitate Mega Man and take the win, he spares his opponent's still-functioning head and returns it to Rush so that he can be repaired afterwards]].afterwards.



* CatchAndReturn: In the battle, [[spoiler:Astro successfully does this with Mega Man's second barrage of Metal Blades, pinning Mega Man to a wall. He also attempts to do this with the Crash Bomber, but Mega Man managed to stick it back to him when he used the Time Stopper]].

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* CatchAndReturn: In the battle, [[spoiler:Astro Astro successfully does this with Mega Man's second barrage of Metal Blades, pinning Mega Man to a wall. He also attempts to do this with the Crash Bomber, but Mega Man managed to stick it back to him when he used the Time Stopper]].Stopper.



* CloseRangeCombatant: Many of his range weapons are fairly weak, especially when compared to Mega Man's, hence he relies on his strength and smarts to defeat his foes. [[spoiler:Turns out, it's really all he needs.]]

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* CloseRangeCombatant: Many of his range weapons are fairly weak, especially when compared to Mega Man's, hence he relies on his strength and smarts to defeat his foes. [[spoiler:Turns Turns out, it's really all he needs.]]



* FlyingBrick: Both fast and powerful with his flight and level of strength, though his level of durability often ends up varying. [[spoiler:Even when averaged out, he can tank ''and'' dodge Mega Man's entire arsenal with equal ease.]]
* FragileSpeedster: Although generally a LightningBruiser and his skin is extremely durable, his joints are another matter and a strong enough force could break him apart. In the actual battle, [[spoiler:Mega Man's double Charged Buster shot was able to knock Astro's head off his shoulders, but since Astro could still function without it, he just re-attached it]].

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* FlyingBrick: Both fast and powerful with his flight and level of strength, though his level of durability often ends up varying. [[spoiler:Even Even when averaged out, he can tank ''and'' dodge Mega Man's entire arsenal with equal ease.]]
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* FragileSpeedster: Although generally a LightningBruiser and his skin is extremely durable, his joints are another matter and a strong enough force could break him apart. In the actual battle, [[spoiler:Mega Mega Man's double Charged Buster shot was able to knock Astro's head off his shoulders, but since Astro could still function without it, he just re-attached it]].it.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: [[spoiler: After he's defeated Mega Man, he takes a shine to Rush- petting the robot dog with a big smile on his face as he returns his opponent's still-functioning head to him]].
* HeadShotsKillRobots: [[spoiler: Averted. Although Mega Man's Double Mega Buster attack does blow Astro's head off, he simply re-attaches it afterward since he's able to function without it]].
* ImmuneToBullets: During the analysis, Astro Boy's skin is shown to be tough enough to withstand direct laser blasts. In the battle itself, [[spoiler:the uncharged Mega Buster shots are shown bouncing off of him at the start of the battle]].

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: [[spoiler: After he's defeated Mega Man, he takes a shine to Rush- petting the robot dog with a big smile on his face as he returns his opponent's still-functioning head to him]].him.
* HeadShotsKillRobots: [[spoiler: Averted. Although Mega Man's Double Mega Buster attack does blow Astro's head off, he simply re-attaches it afterward since he's able to function without it]].it.
* ImmuneToBullets: During the analysis, Astro Boy's skin is shown to be tough enough to withstand direct laser blasts. In the battle itself, [[spoiler:the the uncharged Mega Buster shots are shown bouncing off of him at the start of the battle]].battle.



* LightningBruiser: He can fly quickly, has an extremely durable skin, and has strength equivalent to 100,000 (and after Pluto, 1,000,000) Horsepower. [[spoiler:Every single one of these feats eclipses anything Mega Man has ever encountered or done, which is why he takes the win despite Mega Man's superior ranged weapons]].
* LogicalWeakness: Extreme heat is one of the few things that could visibly damage his skin since it's made of plastic, such as when he rode a missile into the sun, though he was still functional despite being partially melted. He's since developed a fear of his happening to him, [[spoiler: which does come into play briefly when he's torched by Mega Man's Atomic Fire, although he does recover]].
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Astro's head falls off after the final collision between the two, but he quickly puts it back on]].
* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:On both the giving and receiving end. After Astro Boy's punch and Mega Man's Double Rock Buster attacks collide, his head is knocked off, but he puts it back on whilst Mega Man's body (apart from his still-functioning head) is completely destroyed]].
* MadeOfIron: His skin is an advanced polymer that's much more durable than metals. [[spoiler:As it turns out, it's more than strong enough to tank anything Mega Man can throw at it]].

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* LightningBruiser: He can fly quickly, has an extremely durable skin, and has strength equivalent to 100,000 (and after Pluto, 1,000,000) Horsepower. [[spoiler:Every Every single one of these feats eclipses anything Mega Man has ever encountered or done, which is why he takes the win despite Mega Man's superior ranged weapons]].
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* LogicalWeakness: Extreme heat is one of the few things that could visibly damage his skin since it's made of plastic, such as when he rode a missile into the sun, though he was still functional despite being partially melted. He's since developed a fear of his happening to him, [[spoiler: which does come into play briefly when he's torched by Mega Man's Atomic Fire, although he does recover]].
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* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Astro's Astro's head falls off after the final collision between the two, but he quickly puts it back on]].
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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:On On both the giving and receiving end. After Astro Boy's punch and Mega Man's Double Rock Buster attacks collide, his head is knocked off, but he puts it back on whilst Mega Man's body (apart from his still-functioning head) is completely destroyed]].
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* MadeOfIron: His skin is an advanced polymer that's much more durable than metals. [[spoiler:As As it turns out, it's more than strong enough to tank anything Mega Man can throw at it]].it.



* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:After reducing Mega Man to just a head, Astro Boy briefly plays Hackey Sack with it before giving it back to Rush. It happens to him as well after the final blows collide, but since he can function without it, Astro quickly finds it and puts it back on]].
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Literally. The fight ends with Mega Man reduced to a head; while he's still alive, he's not in any condition to fight further. Astro Boy decides enough is enough, celebrates his win by playing around with Rock's head, petting Rush and sending him off to get Rock repaired by Dr. Light. Astro Boy may have just given the show its most [[Heartwarming/DeathBattle heartwarming moment]] as of yet.]]

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* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:After After reducing Mega Man to just a head, Astro Boy briefly plays Hackey Sack with it before giving it back to Rush. It happens to him as well after the final blows collide, but since he can function without it, Astro quickly finds it and puts it back on]].
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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Literally.Literally. The fight ends with Mega Man reduced to a head; while he's still alive, he's not in any condition to fight further. Astro Boy decides enough is enough, celebrates his win by playing around with Rock's head, petting Rush and sending him off to get Rock repaired by Dr. Light. Astro Boy may have just given the show its most [[Heartwarming/DeathBattle heartwarming moment]] as of yet.]]



* SuperIntelligence: Among his many powers include a fast-reacting, hyper-intelligent electronic brain. In the battle, [[spoiler:this meant Mega Man had to keep switching his strategies as Astro Boy was quick to devise ways to avoid and/or counter his attacks after the initial surprise]].
* SuperSpeed: [[spoiler:The post-battle analysis estimates Astro's speed in the vicinity of 45 ''million'' miles per hour, putting him on borderline ''Superman'' levels and thus immensely outclassing Mega Man.]]

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* SuperIntelligence: Among his many powers include a fast-reacting, hyper-intelligent electronic brain. In the battle, [[spoiler:this this meant Mega Man had to keep switching his strategies as Astro Boy was quick to devise ways to avoid and/or counter his attacks after the initial surprise]].
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* SuperSpeed: [[spoiler:The The post-battle analysis estimates Astro's speed in the vicinity of 45 ''million'' miles per hour, putting him on borderline ''Superman'' levels and thus immensely outclassing Mega Man.]]



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Due to the fact his body was created from a special super plastic, Astro Boy has a fear of being melted by extreme heat, which would obviously include Mega Man's vast arsenal of [[PlayingWithFire fire-based weapons]]. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a fruitless fear, as Astro Boy has been shown capable of being dipped ''into the sun'' without any serious damage, so tanking Mega Man's Atomic Fire was no big deal.]]

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Due to the fact his body was created from a special super plastic, Astro Boy has a fear of being melted by extreme heat, which would obviously include Mega Man's vast arsenal of [[PlayingWithFire fire-based weapons]]. [[spoiler:Turns Turns out to be a fruitless fear, as Astro Boy has been shown capable of being dipped ''into the sun'' without any serious damage, so tanking Mega Man's Atomic Fire was no big deal.]]



* ArrowCatch: He manages this a few times in the battle, [[spoiler:though it doesn't help him win, and a putty-arrow he catches ends up exploding in his face, giving Hawkeye a chance to scale the building he's on.]]
* BadassNormal: He, along with Batman, are the only regular members of the Justice League who don't have any actual superpowers. [[spoiler:Too bad he can't match his opponent's feats.]]

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* ArrowCatch: He manages this a few times in the battle, [[spoiler:though though it doesn't help him win, and a putty-arrow he catches ends up exploding in his face, giving Hawkeye a chance to scale the building he's on.]]
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* BadassNormal: He, along with Batman, are the only regular members of the Justice League who don't have any actual superpowers. [[spoiler:Too Too bad he can't match his opponent's feats.]]



* BoomHeadshot: How he [[spoiler:gets killed, courtesy of an Adamantium-tipped arrow, which unfortunately outclasses his Diamond-tipped arrow.]]

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* BoomHeadshot: How he [[spoiler:gets gets killed, courtesy of an Adamantium-tipped arrow, which unfortunately outclasses his Diamond-tipped arrow.]]



* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ComicBook/BlackestNight, a Black Lantern Green Arrow started taking shots at his friends and allies. They're shocked when he '''''missed''''', and realized he was doing so on purpose cause Ollie didn't miss. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, his skills aren't good enough to tag Hawkeye, who can dodge machine gun fire and catch arrows out of the air, while blind and 80% deaf.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ComicBook/BlackestNight, a Black Lantern Green Arrow started taking shots at his friends and allies. They're shocked when he '''''missed''''', and realized he was doing so on purpose cause Ollie didn't miss. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Unfortunately, his skills aren't good enough to tag Hawkeye, who can dodge machine gun fire and catch arrows out of the air, while blind and 80% deaf.]]



* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: His Boomerang Arrows act like this, letting him attack his targets from unexpected directions. [[spoiler:He uses one to shoot at Hawkeye while hiding behind cover, but Hawkeye was able to catch it]].

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* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: His Boomerang Arrows act like this, letting him attack his targets from unexpected directions. [[spoiler:He He uses one to shoot at Hawkeye while hiding behind cover, but Hawkeye was able to catch it]].it.



* ArrowCatch: He does this several times in the battle, [[spoiler:even to the boomerang arrow and boxing glove arrow. His ability to dodge/catch anything Green Arrow could throw at him clinches his victory.]]
* BadassNormal: He, along with Black Widow, are the only regular members of The Avengers who don't have any actual superpowers (or a nearly indestructible suit of PoweredArmor). [[spoiler: As pointed out by the hosts, he's also capable of dodging automatic gunfire, and can even catch arrows out of the air - while blind. Being too agile to hit is a major deciding factor in his victory.]]
* BoomHeadshot: How he [[spoiler:kills Ollie. Hawkeye's superior Adamantium-tipped arrow cuts a path straight through Green Arrow's Diamond-tipped arrow and into Ollie's head.]]
* BornUnlucky: His father was abusive, his adopted father was WORSE, and the circus performers who took him and his brother in as well as taught him his archery skills were criminals who stole from the till and were teaching his brother to be a thief. Boomstick even lampshades it. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from winning the Death Battle, though.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's agile enough to dodge bullets, and he can catch an arrow mid-flight without the use of his eyes. [[spoiler: It's this massive agility that acts as one of the clinchers for his victory]].

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* ArrowCatch: He does this several times in the battle, [[spoiler:even even to the boomerang arrow and boxing glove arrow. His ability to dodge/catch anything Green Arrow could throw at him clinches his victory.]]
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* BadassNormal: He, along with Black Widow, are the only regular members of The Avengers who don't have any actual superpowers (or a nearly indestructible suit of PoweredArmor). [[spoiler: As pointed out by the hosts, he's also capable of dodging automatic gunfire, and can even catch arrows out of the air - while blind. Being too agile to hit is a major deciding factor in his victory.]]
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* BoomHeadshot: How he [[spoiler:kills kills Ollie. Hawkeye's superior Adamantium-tipped arrow cuts a path straight through Green Arrow's Diamond-tipped arrow and into Ollie's head.]]
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* BornUnlucky: His father was abusive, his adopted father was WORSE, and the circus performers who took him and his brother in as well as taught him his archery skills were criminals who stole from the till and were teaching his brother to be a thief. Boomstick even lampshades it. [[spoiler:Doesn't Doesn't stop him from winning the Death Battle, though.]]
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's agile enough to dodge bullets, and he can catch an arrow mid-flight without the use of his eyes. [[spoiler: It's this massive agility that acts as one of the clinchers for his victory]].victory.



* DeadpanSnarker: Takes a potshot at Green Arrow being a RobinHood {{Expy}} [[spoiler: after winning.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: Takes a potshot at Green Arrow being a RobinHood {{Expy}} [[spoiler: after winning.]]



* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:The key-factor in why he won. Hawkeye can match or even surpass Green Arrow in terms of firing rate, despite his own bow using twice the pull-weight of his opponent's, and has historically suffered injuries that should kill an ordinary human. With Green Arrow not having any comparable feats of his own, it was only a matter of time before Hawkeye overwhelms him.]]
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:ComicBook/BlackCanary joins Hawkeye in the results screen - she served as a source of conflict between the two archers in the merged Marvel/DC universe in JLAAvengers.]]

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* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:The The key-factor in why he won. Hawkeye can match or even surpass Green Arrow in terms of firing rate, despite his own bow using twice the pull-weight of his opponent's, and has historically suffered injuries that should kill an ordinary human. With Green Arrow not having any comparable feats of his own, it was only a matter of time before Hawkeye overwhelms him.]]
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* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:ComicBook/BlackCanary ComicBook/BlackCanary joins Hawkeye in the results screen - she served as a source of conflict between the two archers in the merged Marvel/DC universe in JLAAvengers.]]''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''.



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[[folder:Pokémon vs. Digimon]]



* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Charizard's claws become WolverineClaws when it uses Slash, and it also has access to the Steel- and Dragon-type versions of Slash fittingly called Metal Claw and Dragon Claw, respectfully. As Mega Charizard X, it has the Tough Claws ability, which gives all contact moves a power boost... which don't necessarily have to be claw-related. [[spoiler:It still can't pierce [=WarGreymon's=] [[NighInvulnerable Chrome]] [[FantasyMetals Digizoid]] armor]].
* AchillesHeel: Has a LogicalWeakness to water (due to being a Fire-Type Pokémon) and a ''massive'' weakness to Rock-based attacks (four times the damage due to his part Flying typing). As Mega Charizard X he trades out the Flying typing for a Dragon typing, losing the weakness to water, cutting his weakness to rock-attacks in half, but gaining a weakness to Dragon-type moves in the process. [[spoiler: This newfound weakness is lethal against a foe with anti-draconic weaponry.]]

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* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Charizard's claws become WolverineClaws when it uses Slash, and it also has access to the Steel- and Dragon-type versions of Slash fittingly called Metal Claw and Dragon Claw, respectfully. As Mega Charizard X, it has the Tough Claws ability, which gives all contact moves a power boost... which don't necessarily have to be claw-related. [[spoiler:It It still can't pierce [=WarGreymon's=] [[NighInvulnerable Chrome]] Chrome [[FantasyMetals Digizoid]] armor]].
* AchillesHeel: Has a LogicalWeakness to water (due to being a Fire-Type Pokémon) and a ''massive'' weakness to Rock-based attacks (four times the damage due to his part Flying typing). As Mega Charizard X he trades out the Flying typing for a Dragon typing, losing the weakness to water, cutting his weakness to rock-attacks in half, but gaining a weakness to Dragon-type moves in the process. [[spoiler: This newfound weakness is lethal against a foe with anti-draconic weaponry.]]



* AirJousting: Mega Charizard X's Flare Blitz versus [=WarGreymon=]'s Great Tornado. [[spoiler:If one looks closely, it ends with [=WarGreymon=] winning the struggle, albeit barely and it doesn't seem to have done much damage to either one of them.]]
* AssistCharacter: His Pokémon Trainer, Red, will help him out in the fight.
* BackFromTheDead: While he's not the same Charizard that fought in the Pokémon Battle Royale (this being Red's Charizard while the latter is a random wild Charizard), the overall species has one loss to its name, making him the third combatant after [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Leonardo]] and Franchise/{{Batman}} to return for another Death Battle. [[spoiler:He's gutted like a fish by [=WarGreymon=]'s Dramon Destroyers and then vaporized alongside Red by Terra Force. With this loss, the Charizard species ignominiously becomes the first combatant in Death Battle history to be killed twice at the hands of different combatants.]]

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* AirJousting: Mega Charizard X's Flare Blitz versus [=WarGreymon=]'s Great Tornado. [[spoiler:If If one looks closely, it ends with [=WarGreymon=] winning the struggle, albeit barely and it doesn't seem to have done much damage to either one of them.]]
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* AssistCharacter: His Pokémon Trainer, Red, will help him out in the fight.
* BackFromTheDead: While he's not the same Charizard that fought in the Pokémon Battle Royale (this being Red's Charizard while the latter is a random wild Charizard), the overall species has one loss to its name, making him the third combatant after [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Leonardo]] and Franchise/{{Batman}} to return for another Death Battle. [[spoiler:He's He's gutted like a fish by [=WarGreymon=]'s Dramon Destroyers and then vaporized alongside Red by Terra Force. With this loss, the Charizard species ignominiously becomes the first combatant in Death Battle history to be killed twice at the hands of different combatants.]]



* CantCatchUp: [[spoiler:This was the biggest reason that Charizard and the Pokémon franchise lost to Agumon/[=WarGreymon=] and the Digimon franchise. While both series focus on a stage-based evolution system, Digimon can just reach absolutely ludicrous power-levels in their Ultimate and Mega-forms (nuclear and atmospheric, respectfully). Not even Mega Evolution could keep up with SerialEscalation of power like that.]]
* CombatPragmatist: At one point, Red orders Charizard to use a ledge to attack Greymon from above, weakening the dinosaur Digimon. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, instead just gives Greymon a chance to land a solid hit on Charizard.]]

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* CantCatchUp: [[spoiler:This This was the biggest reason that Charizard and the Pokémon franchise lost to Agumon/[=WarGreymon=] and the Digimon franchise. While both series focus on a stage-based evolution system, Digimon can just reach absolutely ludicrous power-levels in their Ultimate and Mega-forms (nuclear and atmospheric, respectfully). Not even Mega Evolution could keep up with SerialEscalation of power like that.]]
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* CombatPragmatist: At one point, Red orders Charizard to use a ledge to attack Greymon from above, weakening the dinosaur Digimon. [[spoiler:It It doesn't work, instead just gives Greymon a chance to land a solid hit on Charizard.]]



** He combines the Charizard of the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' original series and ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' with the one from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', meaning he will now have access to feats he's done as Red's/Ash's Pokémon as well as other trainer benefits such as Mega Evolutions. His pre-evolutions Charmander and Charmeleon will also be analyzed.
** Similarly his [[AssistCharacter Pokémon Trainer]] will be an amalgam of Red from the video games and ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'', but seems to not have anything from Ash Ketchum from [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} the first anime series]]. [[spoiler:Which is actually a shame, Ash actually ''has'' been known to jump into a fight if he needs to, while Red has only ever relied on his Pokémon, leaving his completely helpless when Tai delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to him. However, it's also said that Tai is more of a true friend to Agumon than he's to Charizard. Meaning if he tried to fight back, Agumon will quickly attack him.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Although [[spoiler: Tai is no means a trained fighter, he did get into fistfights with Matt in the series. Red on the other hand, never personally got into a fight himself, as the rules of the Pokemon tournament for trainers only use Pokemon to fight for them.]]

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** He combines the Charizard of the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' original series and ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' with the one from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', meaning he will now have access to feats he's done as Red's/Ash's Pokémon as well as other trainer benefits such as Mega Evolutions. His pre-evolutions Charmander and Charmeleon will also be analyzed.
** Similarly his [[AssistCharacter Pokémon Trainer]] will be an amalgam of Red from the video games and ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'', but seems to not have anything from Ash Ketchum from [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} the first anime series]]. [[spoiler:Which Which is actually a shame, Ash actually ''has'' been known to jump into a fight if he needs to, while Red has only ever relied on his Pokémon, leaving his completely helpless when Tai delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to him. However, it's also said that Tai is more of a true friend to Agumon than he's to Charizard. Meaning if he tried to fight back, Agumon will quickly attack him.]]
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* CripplingOverspecialization: Although [[spoiler: Tai is no means a trained fighter, he did get into fistfights with Matt in the series. Red on the other hand, never personally got into a fight himself, as the rules of the Pokemon tournament for trainers only use Pokemon to fight for them.]]



* DumbMuscle: Charizard is immensely powerful but is completely reliant on his trainer to give him instruction, otherwise he will fight blindly and unskilled like a wild animal. [[spoiler:This ends up being a major factor in his loss, having been raised by Red since being a Charmander, once his trainer is out of the picture Charizard is at a complete loss at what to do. This lets [=WarGreymon=] deliver the blow that ends the fight.]]

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* DumbMuscle: Charizard is immensely powerful but is completely reliant on his trainer to give him instruction, otherwise he will fight blindly and unskilled like a wild animal. [[spoiler:This This ends up being a major factor in his loss, having been raised by Red since being a Charmander, once his trainer is out of the picture Charizard is at a complete loss at what to do. This lets [=WarGreymon=] deliver the blow that ends the fight.]]



* {{Flight}}: Those wings on its back are not just for show, also giving Charizard it's part Flying typing. [[spoiler:He loses the ability to fly when [=WarGreymon=] slashes them off]].

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* {{Flight}}: Those wings on its back are not just for show, also giving Charizard it's part Flying typing. [[spoiler:He He loses the ability to fly when [=WarGreymon=] slashes them off]].off.



* FriendlyTarget: [[spoiler:After [=WarGreymon=] mauls him, Charizard crash-lands on Red and breaks his legs.]]

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* FriendlyTarget: [[spoiler:After After [=WarGreymon=] mauls him, Charizard crash-lands on Red and breaks his legs.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Charizard X may be powerful physically as well as with special moves, as opposed to Charizard Y who puts all its stock into special moves and only special moves...but only Charizard X is Dragon type. This ends up biting Charizard in the ass ''hard'' when it turns out WarGreymon has the ''exact'' type of weapons to kill dragons. So, picking X over Y ended up screwing Red harder. To be fair, Y probably wouldn't have made much of a difference beyond extending the fight slightly, due to Digimons other advantages over Pokemon.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Charizard is brutally stabbed by [=WarGreymon=]'s Dramon Killer gauntlets, leaving him gutted like a fish.]]
* LightningBruiser: Mega Charizard X keeps its Speed stat, but has much higher offenses and Defense, with contact attacks being boosted even further by Tough Claws, and it no longer has a major weakness to Rock-type attacks. Fire and Dragon is great on both offense and defense; the number of Pokémon that resist the type combination can be counted on one hand[[note]]Heatran, Carbink, Azumarill, Diancie, Mega Altaria, end list[[/note]], and its Fire- and Dragon-types cancel most of each others' weaknesses[[note]]Fire removes the Dragon weaknesses to Ice and Fairy, and Dragon eliminates Fire's weakness to Water[[/note]].
* MagicMissileStorm: Charizard can use Swift to fire a volley of star-shaped beams that lock onto an opponent and never miss. [[spoiler:[=WarGreymon=] tanks them thanks to his Chrome Digizoid armor.]]
* MegatonPunch: When using either Mega Punch or Mega Kick. In fact, this is Mega Punch's name in the Japanese dub. This is the same attack Mega Charizard X uses to finish off a wild Mewtwo. [[spoiler:Base Charizard, on the other hand, can't even budge Greymon.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Charizard X may be powerful physically as well as with special moves, as opposed to Charizard Y who puts all its stock into special moves and only special moves...but only Charizard X is Dragon type. This ends up biting Charizard in the ass ''hard'' when it turns out WarGreymon [=WarGreymon=] has the ''exact'' type of weapons to kill dragons. So, picking X over Y ended up screwing Red harder. To be fair, Y probably wouldn't have made much of a difference beyond extending the fight slightly, due to Digimons other advantages over Pokemon.]]
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Charizard Charizard is brutally stabbed by [=WarGreymon=]'s Dramon Killer gauntlets, leaving him gutted like a fish.]]
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* LightningBruiser: Mega Charizard X keeps its Speed stat, but has much higher offenses and Defense, with contact attacks being boosted even further by Tough Claws, and it no longer has a major weakness to Rock-type attacks. Fire and Dragon is great on both offense and defense; the number of Pokémon that resist the type combination can be counted on one hand[[note]]Heatran, Carbink, Azumarill, Diancie, Mega Altaria, end list[[/note]], and its Fire- and Dragon-types cancel most of each others' weaknesses[[note]]Fire removes the Dragon weaknesses to Ice and Fairy, and Dragon eliminates Fire's weakness to Water[[/note]].
* MagicMissileStorm: Charizard can use Swift to fire a volley of star-shaped beams that lock onto an opponent and never miss. [[spoiler:[=WarGreymon=] [=WarGreymon=] tanks them thanks to his Chrome Digizoid armor.]]
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* MegatonPunch: When using either Mega Punch or Mega Kick. In fact, this is Mega Punch's name in the Japanese dub. This is the same attack Mega Charizard X uses to finish off a wild Mewtwo. [[spoiler:Base Base Charizard, on the other hand, can't even budge Greymon.]]



* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Played with, Red is clearly based on the same rules of the Pokémon main game, wherein trainers themselves do not fight, but have their Pokémon fight for them. [[spoiler:Tai is ''not'' limited by such game mechanics, and jumps into the fray to attack Red directly, completely catching the Pokémon trainer off-guard.]]

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* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Played with, Red is clearly based on the same rules of the Pokémon main game, wherein trainers themselves do not fight, but have their Pokémon fight for them. [[spoiler:Tai Tai is ''not'' limited by such game mechanics, and jumps into the fray to attack Red directly, completely catching the Pokémon trainer off-guard.]]



* NotEnoughToBury: [[spoiler:Both Charizard and Red are completely obliterated by [=WarGreymon's=] Terra Force, leaving nothing behind but ash]].
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Charizard is in the Dragon Egg Group and knows several Dragon-type attacks (such as Dragon Rage and Dragon Tail), and his Mega X form has the Dragon-type instead of Flying. [[spoiler:This costs him the fight, as [=WarGreymon=]'s Dramon Destroyers gut him like a fish.]]
* PlayingWithFire: He is a Fire-Type Pokémon, so not only do the majority of his attacks utilize fire, but he himself is heavily resistant to fire-based attacks. This resistance is doubled when Mega Evolved thanks to his Dragon typing, which [[spoiler:unfortunately doesn't protect him from the Terra Force]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Trained Pokémon are by default more powerful than wild ones due to the bond they share with their trainers (slightly increased speed and power, etc.) In addition, in ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' it was established that Charizard's [[EvolutionPowerup ability to transform]] into Mega Charizard X was achieved through the unbreakable bond he had with his trainer, Red. Boomstick and Wiz point out, that friendship aside, Red and Charizard's relationship is honestly more of a master and pet situation, given that Red puts him in a pokeball when he's done battling with him. [[spoiler: The fact that Tai has a truer friendship with his mon is part of why he defeats Red.]]

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* NotEnoughToBury: [[spoiler:Both Both Charizard and Red are completely obliterated by [=WarGreymon's=] Terra Force, leaving nothing behind but ash]].
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Charizard is in the Dragon Egg Group and knows several Dragon-type attacks (such as Dragon Rage and Dragon Tail), and his Mega X form has the Dragon-type instead of Flying. [[spoiler:This This costs him the fight, as [=WarGreymon=]'s Dramon Destroyers gut him like a fish.]]
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* PlayingWithFire: He is a Fire-Type Pokémon, so not only do the majority of his attacks utilize fire, but he himself is heavily resistant to fire-based attacks. This resistance is doubled when Mega Evolved thanks to his Dragon typing, which [[spoiler:unfortunately unfortunately doesn't protect him from the Terra Force]].
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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Trained Pokémon are by default more powerful than wild ones due to the bond they share with their trainers (slightly increased speed and power, etc.) In addition, in ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' it was established that Charizard's [[EvolutionPowerup ability to transform]] into Mega Charizard X was achieved through the unbreakable bond he had with his trainer, Red. Boomstick and Wiz point out, that friendship aside, Red and Charizard's relationship is honestly more of a master and pet situation, given that Red puts him in a pokeball when he's done battling with him. [[spoiler: The fact that Tai has a truer friendship with his mon is part of why he defeats Red.]]



* RealityEnsues: No matter how powerful a Pokemon is, its trainer is only human. [[spoiler:Just ask Red after Tai personally beats him down]].

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* RealityEnsues: No matter how powerful a Pokemon is, its trainer is only human. [[spoiler:Just Just ask Red after Tai personally beats him down]].down.



* SkilledButNaive: Red is the Pokemon Champion of Kanto and the one who defeated Team Rocket, but the battle starts with Red assuming Agumon is a Pokemon and trying to catch him... twice. When Tai shows up, Red thinks he's a Pokemon trainer and challenges him to a duel, [[spoiler:and is shocked when Tai is willing to get involved himself.]]
* ShootingSuperman: Averted. Despite Fire-type Pokemon generally being resistant against Fire-type damage (to the point where they can withstand being near molten lava), Greymon's fire attacks have enough force to pummel Charizard like a rag-doll throughout the fight. Even Mega Charizard X had to avoid being hit by Greymon, as though implying he can still be hurt by him. [[spoiler:Played straight with Agumon's Mega level, however, who isn't visibly damaged by any of Charizard's attacks. The only one that comes close is Blast Burn, and all that did was create a SmokeShield.]]
* StealthPun: [[spoiler:When Red is obliterated by [=WarGreymon's=] Terra Force, all that's left behind is [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} ash]].]]
* TheStrategist: Red is this in comparison to Tai. He commands Charizard to use the terrain to their advantage, causing Greymon to get hit by a rockslide they created. [[spoiler:With his commands, Charizard was able to keep [=WarGreymon=] on the defensive throughout most of the fight, but this does come at a price:[[DumbMuscle Charizard]] ''needs'' Red to command him effectively in order to fight because he has little to no experience fighting on his own, while [[GeniusBruiser Agumon]] is perfectly capable of coming up with effective strategies without Tai's input. The moment Red was out of the picture [[SpannerInTheWorks thanks to Tai's intervention]], [=WarGreymon=] tore Charizard X apart]].
* TrainingFromHell: With Red in ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' its implied Charizard was in Red's team during the entire adventure, meaning he was constantly on hand while Red finished his Pokédex (where he personally fought #150 [[OlympusMons Mewtwo]]), and was used in most of Red's Gym Trainer battles, against the Elite Four, and against the then-Pokémon Champion, Blue.

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* SkilledButNaive: Red is the Pokemon Champion of Kanto and the one who defeated Team Rocket, but the battle starts with Red assuming Agumon is a Pokemon and trying to catch him... twice. When Tai shows up, Red thinks he's a Pokemon trainer and challenges him to a duel, [[spoiler:and and is shocked when Tai is willing to get involved himself.]]
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* ShootingSuperman: Averted. Despite Fire-type Pokemon generally being resistant against Fire-type damage (to the point where they can withstand being near molten lava), Greymon's fire attacks have enough force to pummel Charizard like a rag-doll throughout the fight. Even Mega Charizard X had to avoid being hit by Greymon, as though implying he can still be hurt by him. [[spoiler:Played Played straight with Agumon's Mega level, however, who isn't visibly damaged by any of Charizard's attacks. The only one that comes close is Blast Burn, and all that did was create a SmokeShield.]]
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* StealthPun: [[spoiler:When When Red is obliterated by [=WarGreymon's=] Terra Force, all that's left behind is [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} ash]].ash.]]
* TheStrategist: Red is this in comparison to Tai. He commands Charizard to use the terrain to their advantage, causing Greymon to get hit by a rockslide they created. [[spoiler:With With his commands, Charizard was able to keep [=WarGreymon=] on the defensive throughout most of the fight, but this does come at a price:[[DumbMuscle price: [[DumbMuscle Charizard]] ''needs'' Red to command him effectively in order to fight because he has little to no experience fighting on his own, while [[GeniusBruiser Agumon]] is perfectly capable of coming up with effective strategies without Tai's input. The moment Red was out of the picture [[SpannerInTheWorks thanks to Tai's intervention]], [=WarGreymon=] tore Charizard X apart]].
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* TrainingFromHell: With Red in ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' its implied Charizard was in Red's team during the entire adventure, meaning he was constantly on hand while Red finished his Pokédex (where he personally fought #150 [[OlympusMons Mewtwo]]), and was used in most of Red's Gym Trainer battles, against the Elite Four, and against the then-Pokémon Champion, Blue.



* WorfBarrage: [[spoiler: Mega Charizard X's Blast burn turns out to be this. It's big, fancy, and even makes Tai think [=WarGreymon=] is in trouble, yet does no visible damage]].
* WreathedInFlames: Flare Blitz gives this effect, with Mega Charizard X wrapping his body in a mass of blue flames before smashing into his opponent at high speeds. [[spoiler:He uses it twice during the battle, the first use knocking Greymon back down to Agumon, and engaging [=WarGreymon's=] Grand Tornado attack in an AirJoust with the second, though he ends up losing the conflict just barely]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: Red thinks Agumon is a Pokémon and Tai is his trainer. [[spoiler:As a result, he treats the whole fight as a friendly Pokémon battle and doesn't realize it is a duel to the death until it is too late.]]

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* WorfBarrage: [[spoiler: Mega Charizard X's Blast burn turns out to be this. It's big, fancy, and even makes Tai think [=WarGreymon=] is in trouble, yet does no visible damage]].
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* WreathedInFlames: Flare Blitz gives this effect, with Mega Charizard X wrapping his body in a mass of blue flames before smashing into his opponent at high speeds. [[spoiler:He He uses it twice during the battle, the first use knocking Greymon back down to Agumon, and engaging [=WarGreymon's=] Grand Tornado attack in an AirJoust aerial joust with the second, though he ends up losing the conflict just barely]].
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Red thinks Agumon is a Pokémon and Tai is his trainer. [[spoiler:As As a result, he treats the whole fight as a friendly Pokémon battle and doesn't realize it is a duel to the death until it is too late.]]



** Despite the fact there are "digital monsters" in the Pokémon franchise (Porygon) Red's [=PokéBalls=] are incompatible with Agumon, just smacking the poor dinosaur Digimon in the head instead of capturing him.
** Although [=WarGreymon=] is classified as a 'Dragon' Digimon, he is not inherently weak to Dragon-type attacks like Charizard's Dragon Claws like normal Dragon Pokémon are. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Charizard, the reverse is not also true, when he Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X he is incredibly weak to [=WarGreymon's=] Dramon Destroyers.]]

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** Despite the fact there are "digital monsters" in the Pokémon franchise (Porygon) Red's [=PokéBalls=] are incompatible with Agumon, just smacking the poor dinosaur Digimon in the head instead of capturing him.
** Although [=WarGreymon=] is classified as a 'Dragon' Digimon, he is not inherently weak to Dragon-type attacks like Charizard's Dragon Claws like normal Dragon Pokémon are. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Unfortunately for Charizard, the reverse is not also true, when he Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X he is incredibly weak to [=WarGreymon's=] Dramon Destroyers.]]



* BashBrothers: Despite his Digimon being powerful enough to fend for himself, Tai will often get involved into battle to help his buddy. [[spoiler:When Agumon is pushed to the corner, Tai runs up to Red and beats him up while [=WarGreymon=] is busy with Charizard. Their teamwork is what enables them to win the fight.]]

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* BashBrothers: Despite his Digimon being powerful enough to fend for himself, Tai will often get involved into battle to help his buddy. [[spoiler:When When Agumon is pushed to the corner, Tai runs up to Red and beats him up while [=WarGreymon=] is busy with Charizard. Their teamwork is what enables them to win the fight.]]



* BroughtDownToNormal: One of the biggest weaknesses to [[EvolutionPowerUp Digivolution]] is that if Greymon takes a sufficiently powerful blow, he can be forcibly devolved back down to a lower level. [[spoiler:This briefly happens during the fight when Charizard becomes [[SuperMode Mega Charizard X]] and unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Greymon, forcing him back into Agumon. However, Tai steps in and manages to Warp-Digivolve Agumon straight to [=WarGreymon=] for the climax]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: One of the biggest weaknesses to [[EvolutionPowerUp Digivolution]] is that if Greymon takes a sufficiently powerful blow, he can be forcibly devolved back down to a lower level. [[spoiler:This This briefly happens during the fight when Charizard becomes [[SuperMode Mega Charizard X]] and unleashes a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Greymon, forcing him back into Agumon. However, Tai steps in and manages to Warp-Digivolve Agumon straight to [=WarGreymon=] for the climax]].climax.



* CombatPragmatist: How do they handle Mega Charizard X fighting [=WarGreymon=] to a stalemate? [[spoiler:Tai runs up to Red and slugs him in the face.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: How do they handle Mega Charizard X fighting [=WarGreymon=] to a stalemate? [[spoiler:Tai Tai runs up to Red and slugs him in the face.]]



%%* DirtyCoward: Tai, due to him [[spoiler:attacking Red (a trainer and non-combatant) to stop Mega Charizard X from finishing off Agumon. For reference, the only person to directly attack a trainer in the games was [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]], widely known as one of the series' most deplorable villains]].

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%%* DirtyCoward: Tai, due to him [[spoiler:attacking attacking Red (a trainer and non-combatant) to stop Mega Charizard X from finishing off Agumon. For reference, the only person to directly attack a trainer in the games was [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]], Ghetsis, widely known as one of the series' most deplorable villains]].



* TheDragonslayer: [=WarGreymon=] wields bladed gauntlets called Dramon Destroyers, noted for being especially effective against draconic foes. [[spoiler: This gives him an advantage against Mega Charizard X, which ditches Charizard's previous Flying-type for a Dragon one]].

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* TheDragonslayer: [=WarGreymon=] wields bladed gauntlets called Dramon Destroyers, noted for being especially effective against draconic foes. [[spoiler: This gives him an advantage against Mega Charizard X, which ditches Charizard's previous Flying-type for a Dragon one]].one.



* DuelsDecideEverything: [[spoiler:Defied. When the chips are down, Tai has no problem getting his own hands dirty in order to win. It proves to be a deciding factor in his victory.]]

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* DuelsDecideEverything: [[spoiler:Defied.Defied. When the chips are down, Tai has no problem getting his own hands dirty in order to win. It proves to be a deciding factor in his victory.]]



* FantasyMetals: As [=MetalGreymon=] his trident arm is made of Chrome Digizoid, a nigh-unbreakable super-metal that can only be damaged by itself or the strongest of attacks. His Mega-level digivolution, [=WarGreymon=], wears an entire suit of armor and a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe large shield]] made of the stuff. [[spoiler:This enables him to withstand Mega Charizard X's Dragon Claw, Swift, and Blast Burn.]]
* FlyingBrick: Is capable of flight as [=WarGreymon=] despite its lack of wings or any signs of propulsion. Also as [=MetalGreymon=], though that form actually ''does'' have wings. [[spoiler:Unlike Charizard, he doesn't need wings to fly]].
* GeniusBruiser: Agumon does a good share of his own fighting without direct instruction from Tai. [[spoiler: This helps further swing the odds in his favor, as Wargreymon kept on fighting even while Tai and Red were busy with each other, unlike Mega Charizard X who didn't know what to do. He could also alert Tai when he was in danger, as opposed to Charizard who was incapable of speech.]]

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* FantasyMetals: As [=MetalGreymon=] his trident arm is made of Chrome Digizoid, a nigh-unbreakable super-metal that can only be damaged by itself or the strongest of attacks. His Mega-level digivolution, [=WarGreymon=], wears an entire suit of armor and a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe large shield]] made of the stuff. [[spoiler:This This enables him to withstand Mega Charizard X's Dragon Claw, Swift, and Blast Burn.]]
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* FlyingBrick: Is capable of flight as [=WarGreymon=] despite its lack of wings or any signs of propulsion. Also as [=MetalGreymon=], though that form actually ''does'' have wings. [[spoiler:Unlike Unlike Charizard, he doesn't need wings to fly]].
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* GeniusBruiser: Agumon does a good share of his own fighting without direct instruction from Tai. [[spoiler: This helps further swing the odds in his favor, as Wargreymon kept on fighting even while Tai and Red were busy with each other, unlike Mega Charizard X who didn't know what to do. He could also alert Tai when he was in danger, as opposed to Charizard who was incapable of speech.]]



* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Subverted. As he has no idea how much damage Mega Charizard X can do, [[spoiler: [=WarGreymon=] attempts to block or dodge all of Mega Charizard X's attacks, despite them doing no real damage. Exploited by Red, who tells Charizard to use [[AlwaysAccurateAttack Swift]], distracting [=WarGreymon=] and setting him up for Blast Burn]].
* LightningBruiser: As [=WarGreymon=] he is immensely strong, fast, and armored by the most durable metal in the Digiverse. [[spoiler:His combination of strength, speed, and especially durability ends up enabling him to triumph over Mega Charizard.]]

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* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Subverted. As he has no idea how much damage Mega Charizard X can do, [[spoiler: [=WarGreymon=] attempts to block or dodge all of Mega Charizard X's attacks, despite them doing no real damage. Exploited by Red, who tells Charizard to use [[AlwaysAccurateAttack Swift]], distracting [=WarGreymon=] and setting him up for Blast Burn]].
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* LightningBruiser: As [=WarGreymon=] he is immensely strong, fast, and armored by the most durable metal in the Digiverse. [[spoiler:His His combination of strength, speed, and especially durability ends up enabling him to triumph over Mega Charizard.]]



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: As [=WarGreymon=] he owns a large protective shield called the Brave Shield, which is capable of blocking massive amounts of damage. [[spoiler:It lets him tank Charizard's Swift and Fire Blast.]]
* MeaningfulName: Greymon comes from the word "grey", which refers to either the color of ashes or refers to old people. Makes sense, given that in the Japanese dub, Greymon is Agumon's "Adult" form and uses fire attacks. [[spoiler:Also kinda foreshadows how [=WarGreymon=], Agumon's final form, kills Red and Charizard.]] Since Digimon is short for "digital monster", expanding his names a little would give you "Agu monster (Agumon)", "Grey monster (Greymon)", etc.

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: As [=WarGreymon=] he owns a large protective shield called the Brave Shield, which is capable of blocking massive amounts of damage. [[spoiler:It It lets him tank Charizard's Swift and Fire Blast.]]
Blast.
* MeaningfulName: Greymon comes from the word "grey", which refers to either the color of ashes or refers to old people. Makes sense, given that in the Japanese dub, Greymon is Agumon's "Adult" form and uses fire attacks. [[spoiler:Also Also kinda foreshadows how [=WarGreymon=], Agumon's final form, kills Red and Charizard.]] Charizard. Since Digimon is short for "digital monster", expanding his names a little would give you "Agu monster (Agumon)", "Grey monster (Greymon)", etc.



* NighInvulnerable: As [=WarGreymon=] (and [=MetalGreymon=], although he wasn't used), he is covered in nearly indestructible [[FantasyMetals Chrome Digizoid]] armor. In the fight, [[spoiler: he's able to shrug off literally everything Charizard X throws at him, even Blast Burn, without a scratch on him.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:Tai does this to Red, leaving him with a black eye.]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:After [=WarGreymon's=] victory, Wiz and Boomstick point out that even his previous form, [=MetalGreymon=], had Chrome Digizoid cybernetic parts and twin chest missiles with the explosive force of nuclear warheads, which alone would have been enough to put Charizard down without resorting to [=WarGreymon's=] Terra Force which used ''all the energy in the atmosphere'' in a giant SphereOfDestruction!]]
* NoSell: Agumon's Pepper Breath and Claw Attack are completely useless against Charizard, but after he digivolves into Greymon he turns the table by tanking Charizard's Mega Punches quite literally head on. [[spoiler:Later on, [=WarGreymon=] is capable of shrugging off just about every one of Mega Charizard X's attacks thanks to his Chrome Digizoid armor, securing his victory.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Tai and Agumon are best friends, with Agumon using Tai's courage and inner strength to achieve digivolution. [[spoiler:This is part of the reason they win; Tai and Agumon are TrueCompanions on equal footing with one another, while Red is clearly the master over Charizard, treating him like a pet. In other words, if Red actually did fight back, Agumon would have come to rescue Tai sooner than Charizard would have.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Once [[spoiler:Tai gives him an opening to attack]]:

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* NighInvulnerable: As [=WarGreymon=] (and [=MetalGreymon=], although he wasn't used), he is covered in nearly indestructible [[FantasyMetals Chrome Digizoid]] armor. In the fight, [[spoiler: he's able to shrug off literally everything Charizard X throws at him, even Blast Burn, without a scratch on him.]]
him.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:Tai Tai does this to Red, leaving him with a black eye.]]
eye.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:After After [=WarGreymon's=] victory, Wiz and Boomstick point out that even his previous form, [=MetalGreymon=], had Chrome Digizoid cybernetic parts and twin chest missiles with the explosive force of nuclear warheads, which alone would have been enough to put Charizard down without resorting to [=WarGreymon's=] Terra Force which used ''all the energy in the atmosphere'' in a giant SphereOfDestruction!]]
SphereOfDestruction!
* NoSell: Agumon's Pepper Breath and Claw Attack are completely useless against Charizard, but after he digivolves into Greymon he turns the table by tanking Charizard's Mega Punches quite literally head on. [[spoiler:Later Later on, [=WarGreymon=] is capable of shrugging off just about every one of Mega Charizard X's attacks thanks to his Chrome Digizoid armor, securing his victory.]]
victory.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Tai and Agumon are best friends, with Agumon using Tai's courage and inner strength to achieve digivolution. [[spoiler:This This is part of the reason they win; Tai and Agumon are TrueCompanions on equal footing with one another, while Red is clearly the master over Charizard, treating him like a pet. In other words, if Red actually did fight back, Agumon would have come to rescue Tai sooner than Charizard would have.]]
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Once [[spoiler:Tai Tai gives him an opening to attack]]:attack:



* PunctuatedPounding: [[spoiler:[=WarGreymon=] delivers one to Mega Charizard X as he mutilates the latter's wings.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=WarGreymon=]''']]: [[spoiler: Let's! See! You! Fly! Without! THESE!]]
* SerialEscalation: [[spoiler:Ultimately, this is the major reason Agumon/[=WarGreymon=] and the Digimon franchise as a whole trumped Charizard and the Pokémon franchise. While they both share the concept of stage-based evolution, Pokémon evolution is permanent (with the exception of Mega Evolution) and thus more balanced, while Digimon evolution seems to have little regard for the upper tiers of power. Agumon's Ulimate-level form, [=MetalGreymon=], was stated to have the attacking power of a nuclear bomb, while [=WarGreymon=]'s SignatureMove used ''all the energy in the atmosphere'' condensed into a single attack.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Tai's decision to get involved in the fray ultimately ended up being one of the deciding factors of the fight. Since Pokemon Trainers do not get involved in fights directly, Tai ends up beating Red handidly and Charizard, left distracted by this turn of events, gets ripped to shreds by [=WarGreymon=].]]
* SphereOfDestruction: Terra Force/Gaia Force while as [=WarGreymon=], in which he collects energy in his claws and fires it off as a massive EnergyBall of super-dense, high-temperature destruction. The size of this attack can range from a small car to that of a large house! [[spoiler:It ripped a massive crater into the canyon the fight took place in and completely vaporized Red and Charizard.]]
* SpinAttack: In his Mega-level form of [=WarGreymon=] he can use the Great Tornado, in which he spins like a twister leading with those large clawed gauntlets into an enemy. He once used this attack to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath gut his way through a gigantic MetalSeadramon from maw to tail]]. He uses it during the fight to engage Mega Charizard X's [[WreathedInFlames Flare Blitz]], [[spoiler:and if one looks closely, it ends with WarGreymon winning the struggle, albeit barely and it doesn't seem to do much damage to either fighter]].

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* PunctuatedPounding: [[spoiler:[=WarGreymon=] [=WarGreymon=] delivers one to Mega Charizard X as he mutilates the latter's wings.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=WarGreymon=]''']]: [[spoiler:
wings.
-->'''[=WarGreymon=]''':
Let's! See! You! Fly! Without! THESE!]]
THESE!
* SerialEscalation: [[spoiler:Ultimately, Ultimately, this is the major reason Agumon/[=WarGreymon=] and the Digimon franchise as a whole trumped Charizard and the Pokémon franchise. While they both share the concept of stage-based evolution, Pokémon evolution is permanent (with the exception of Mega Evolution) and thus more balanced, while Digimon evolution seems to have little regard for the upper tiers of power. Agumon's Ulimate-level form, [=MetalGreymon=], was stated to have the attacking power of a nuclear bomb, while [=WarGreymon=]'s SignatureMove used ''all the energy in the atmosphere'' condensed into a single attack.]]
attack.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Tai's decision to get involved in the fray ultimately ended up being one of the deciding factors of the fight. Since Pokemon Trainers do not get involved in fights directly, Tai ends up beating Red handidly and Charizard, left distracted by this turn of events, gets ripped to shreds by [=WarGreymon=].]]
[=WarGreymon=].
* SphereOfDestruction: Terra Force/Gaia Force while as [=WarGreymon=], in which he collects energy in his claws and fires it off as a massive EnergyBall of super-dense, high-temperature destruction. The size of this attack can range from a small car to that of a large house! [[spoiler:It It ripped a massive crater into the canyon the fight took place in and completely vaporized Red and Charizard.]]
Charizard.
* SpinAttack: In his Mega-level form of [=WarGreymon=] he can use the Great Tornado, in which he spins like a twister leading with those large clawed gauntlets into an enemy. He once used this attack to [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath gut his way through a gigantic MetalSeadramon from maw to tail]]. He uses it during the fight to engage Mega Charizard X's [[WreathedInFlames Flare Blitz]], [[spoiler:and and if one looks closely, it ends with WarGreymon [=WarGreymon=] winning the struggle, albeit barely and it doesn't seem to do much damage to either fighter]].fighter.



* TeamSpirit: All of [=WarGreymon's=] wins against {{Big Bad}}s and their [[TheDragon Dragons]] have been with the assistance of either allied characters or members of his team.[[labelnote:namely]][=VenomMyotismon=] with team; Metalseadramon with Whamon, Machinedramon with a power boost from Kari Kamiya, stalemated against Piedmon, requires assist from [=MagnaAngemon=]; Apocalymon with team; Diaboromon with [=MetalGarurumon=]; stalemated against [=BlackWarGreymon=], requires assist from Imperialdramon; Quartzmon with multidimensional team.[[/labelnote]] Additionally, he has a FusionDance to go beyond Mega form. Since allies aren't permitted in Death Battle, Omnimon won't be making an appearance. [[spoiler: Not like that he needed it anyways.]]

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* TeamSpirit: All of [=WarGreymon's=] wins against {{Big Bad}}s and their [[TheDragon Dragons]] have been with the assistance of either allied characters or members of his team.[[labelnote:namely]][=VenomMyotismon=] with team; Metalseadramon with Whamon, Machinedramon with a power boost from Kari Kamiya, stalemated against Piedmon, requires assist from [=MagnaAngemon=]; Apocalymon with team; Diaboromon with [=MetalGarurumon=]; stalemated against [=BlackWarGreymon=], requires assist from Imperialdramon; Quartzmon with multidimensional team.[[/labelnote]] Additionally, he has a FusionDance to go beyond Mega form. Since allies aren't permitted in Death Battle, Omnimon won't be making an appearance. [[spoiler: Not like that he needed it anyways.]]



* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:One of the factors for their victory was their superior friendship to Red and Charizard. While Red and Charizard are obviously friends Charizard is only a pet at best to Red and a slave at worst. Tai and Augumon however treat each other as complete equals, both of them knowing they couldn’t do anything without the other. Their friendship is actually what gives Augumon the power to digivolve at all. This is best shown in the fight when Tai beats up Red and yells at him to stop hurting his friend, and [=WarGreymon=] yells at Tai to watch out when he tosses Mega Charizard X at Red.]]

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* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:One One of the factors for their victory was their superior friendship to Red and Charizard. While Red and Charizard are obviously friends Charizard is only a pet at best to Red and a slave at worst. Tai and Augumon however treat each other as complete equals, both of them knowing they couldn’t couldn�t do anything without the other. Their friendship is actually what gives Augumon the power to digivolve at all. This is best shown in the fight when Tai beats up Red and yells at him to stop hurting his friend, and [=WarGreymon=] yells at Tai to watch out when he tosses Mega Charizard X at Red.]]



* WeaksauceWeakness: He's weak to earth attacks. [[spoiler:Charizard's Rock Smash and using Fire Blast to drop a cliff face on Greymon's head weaken him.]]
* WeaponOfXSlaying: As [=WarGreymon=] he wields the Dramon Killers/Destroyers, huge clawed gauntlets that [[TheDragonslayer do extra damage to draconic enemies]] like [=MetalSeadramon=] and Machinedramon, [[spoiler: not to mention Mega Charizard X with his new Dragon-typing]].
* WolverineClaws: As [=WarGreymon=] he wields a pair of clawed gauntlets called the Dramon Killers/Destroyers, with which he was able to cleanly slice straight through Machinedramon (a massive cyborg-dragon Digimon covered in metal) in a SingleStrokeBattle. [[spoiler:They seriously messed Mega Charizard X up, leaving him open to [=WarGreymon=]'s Terra Force.]]

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* WeaksauceWeakness: He's weak to earth attacks. [[spoiler:Charizard's Charizard's Rock Smash and using Fire Blast to drop a cliff face on Greymon's head weaken him.]]
him.
* WeaponOfXSlaying: As [=WarGreymon=] he wields the Dramon Killers/Destroyers, huge clawed gauntlets that [[TheDragonslayer do extra damage to draconic enemies]] like [=MetalSeadramon=] and Machinedramon, [[spoiler: not to mention Mega Charizard X with his new Dragon-typing]].Dragon-typing.
* WolverineClaws: As [=WarGreymon=] he wields a pair of clawed gauntlets called the Dramon Killers/Destroyers, with which he was able to cleanly slice straight through Machinedramon (a massive cyborg-dragon Digimon covered in metal) in a SingleStrokeBattle. [[spoiler:They They seriously messed Mega Charizard X up, leaving him open to [=WarGreymon=]'s Terra Force.]]


* RoleReprisal: For the first time in ''Death Battle'' history, a character is played by their original voice actor[[labelnote:*]]excluding the scrapped One Minute Melee between Ben and Craig[[/labelnote]], without just using voice clips from games or shows.



* UnexpectedCharacter: The first character from a web series to appear in ''Death Battle''[[note]]Not counting Silvermania in Vegeta vs. Mewtwo, or the [[Creator/TeamFourStar Takahata101]] vs Ben video[[/note]], and at the time of her reveal, her home series had yet to release its third season.


-->'''Voiced by:''' Alejandro Saab

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Alejandro Saab
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* RealityEnsues: No matter how powerful a Pokemon is, its trainer is only human. [[spoiler:Just ask Red after Tai personally beats him down]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's seen enough [[BadFuture possible futures]] with his time travel that he's convinced that there's no possible good future for the Earth without him taking it over.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's seen enough [[BadFuture possible futures]] with his time travel that he's convinced that there's no possible good future for the Earth without him taking it over. The thing is, [[VillainHasAPoint he's kind of right]].


* SuperStrength: He can throw barrels easily, break through entire hordes of enemies with only his fists, shake the ground just by slamming his palms into it, and once punched the [[ColonyDrop moon out of the sky]]. That latter feat puts his max punching strength at around 73 quintillion tons. [[spoiler: Although Wizard reasons that judging from how much smaller the moon DK punched is than our own moon, it's probably closer to "only" 9.9 quadrillion tons. Either way, a punch like that is [[UnderStatement a little too much for the echidna's body to withstand]].]]

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* SuperStrength: He can throw barrels easily, break through entire hordes of enemies with only his fists, shake the ground just by slamming his palms into it, and once punched the [[ColonyDrop moon out of the sky]]. That latter feat puts his max punching strength at around 73 quintillion tons. [[spoiler: Although Wizard reasons that judging from how much smaller the moon DK punched is than our own moon, it's probably closer to "only" 9.9 quadrillion tons. Either way, a punch like that is [[UnderStatement a little too much for the echidna's body to withstand]].withstand.]]


-->'''Donkey Kong:''' ''"Not a-doin'. You gonna stop because, that's what ya do when you're faced with an irresistible force!"''

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-->'''Donkey Kong:''' ''"Not a-doin'.''"Nada doin'. You gonna stop because, that's what ya do when you're faced with an irresistible force!"''

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