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A web series where the premise is "two or more characters from different franchises come together and fight to the death" is bound to be chock-full of these moments. So much so, in fact, that they had to be split up by season.

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DBX

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     Season 1 
  • Master Chief vs. Jango Fett:
    • Jango uses his jetpack to pull off an eye-opening combo, uppercutting Master Chief several feet into the air, stomping him so hard he leaves a dent in the floor, and dragging his prone body along the ground into volatile machinery.
    • Lightsaber vs. dual-wielded Energy Swords. Lightsaber wins.
    • Jango had been getting the upper hand during a good amount of the fight, even beating Master Chief at an energy sword Duel. Master Chief turns this around and pulls the win by using his Armor Lock to block a deathblow, before planting a Plasma Grenade on Jango's helmet, One Hit Killing him.
  • Sakura vs. Rin Tohsaka: After an evenly matched brawl that showcases both combatants' abilities and combat skills quite well, once Sakura activates her Strength of a Hundred Seal, she quickly overpowers Rin and sends her flying through the ceiling with a well-placed uppercut.
  • Bruce Lee vs multiple characters inspired by him; Bruce flattens them with no real effort. There's nothing like the original!
  • Donald Trump vs. Hilary Clinton: Captain America telling off America for choosing horrible candidates to run for office, before being declared president over either of these two.
  • Predator vs. Prophet:
    • After getting cut up by the Predator's claws, Prophet diverts all his armor's energy to his defenses. The upgrade is so effective, it shatters the Predator's claws like porcelain. He then uppercuts the Predator into the air, kicks him into a pillar, and charges into him so hard, he breaks the column.
    • After Prophet cloaks, the Predator mounts his shoulder cannon on his wrist, waits for Prophet to make a move, and lays a plasma-enhanced beatdown on him when he tries to attack.
    • The final showdown, where Prophet and the Predator swing out against each other. Prophet's fist meets the Predator's face, cracks his mask, and lays him out, leaving Prophet free to lift the destroyed pillar and squash his enemy for the win.
    • In a meta-perspective, there's the fact that the official Crysis Twitter account liked the episode.
     Season 2 
  • Link vs. Meta Knight:
    Meta Knight: Come.
    Meta Knight: Victory...is my destiny.
  • Genji vs Raiden: An intense and surprisingly-even sword fight between two cyborg ninjas ending in a Single-Stroke Battle that makes it appear that Raiden lost before he lands the killing blow on Genji.
  • Raphael vs Wolverine
  • Broly vs. Doomsday:
    • It's Broly vs. Doomsday. Of course it's going to be rad as hell, with building-exploding energy blasts flying around and the two headliners beating the absolute piss out of each other with their bare hands. Eventually, Broly leaves a massive crater in the ruined city they're fighting in, with his opponent smack-dab at Ground Zero, but that's not enough to stop Doomsday— who gets up, swats a ki blast away, drives the Legendary Super Saiyan to the ground, and pummels him before tearing him clean in half.
    • This was also the first DBX to be animated by the One Minute Melee group, so the quality of DBX has jumped.
  • Guts vs. Cloud: This fast-paced brawl sees a lot of awesome moments, but the final clash stands out: Guts with the Berserker Armor taking on a Mako-powered Cloud in a flurry of strikes that culminates with Guts decapitating Cloud...'s after-image, before the real one shows up to bisect the Black Swordsman for the win.
  • Bomberman vs. Mega Man:
    • With how simple Bomberman's games are, how much could he possibly do? The answer is in fact, a whole lot— with how much he's able to control the battlefield and force Mega Man on the run near-constantly. Special mention must go to when— after narrowly avoiding being decapitated by the Metal Blade— he flies into a rage and rapidly hurls an entire barrage of explosives at a panicking Mega Man.
    • This, of course, makes it all the more awesome when Mega Man turns things around to beat him at his own game. After using the Rush Coil to dodge the Skull Bombs, he drops down behind Bomberman— not revealing himself until he has his Mega Buster at point-blank range to prompt a massive look of "Oh, Crap!" from his opponent. Rock sticks a Crash Bomber onto Bomberman's back, leaps up as it explodes, and goomba-stomps him to ash for the win.
  • Samus Aran vs. Master Chief:
    • After 7 long years, we finally get to see Samus Aran and Master Chief duke it out in a ScrewAttack production. Granted, it's not a full-fledged Death Battle, but it's an awesome episode of DBX nonetheless. Here are some of the highlights:
    • MC gets Samus in an armlock and shoots her in the face point-blank with his pistol. All it does is make Samus's helmet shake a bit, after which she pistol whips him with his own gun.
    • After Chief knocks Samus down and holds down her arm with his foot, Samus donkey kicks him several feet in the air and pulls off a blistering assault that ends with Chief getting blasted through a tree.
    • MC gets his Banshee blown up from underneath him, which proves to be a minor setback as he simply lets the force of the explosion propel him forward for a blow from the Gravity Hammer that leaves a explosive crater in the ground.
    • John gets the Gravity Hammer knocked out of his hands, but punches Samus hard enough to give him time to catch the Hammer and hit Samus so hard she flies through the air.
    • The fight ends when Samus blows up John with a Power Bomb, catches him mid-air with the grapple beam, bounces him off a nearby tree, and blasts him with a fully charged shot that leaves him in critical condition. Samus ends the fight by nonchalantly walking up to him, coldly cocking her arm cannon and blowing Chief's head right off his shoulders.
  • Wii Fit Trainer vs. Dhalsim
    • Dhalsim becoming the first character in either DBX or OMM to completely No-Sell a Final Smash from a Smash representative. Having stunned Dhalsim and broken a Smash Ball beforehand, Wii Fit Trainer goes for the kill with her Wii Fit — but the Indian mystic simply recovers, breathes in deeply, and counters by using his own Yoga Inferno Super to burn straight through it... and then the Trainer herself, reducing her to a scorched skeleton.
  • Darth Vader vs. Magneto
    • The animated fight looks pretty good with both men using magnetism and The Force to fly around the battlefield trying to defeat each other.
    • The intro. Vader is about to have the Death Star fire on Earth... when Magneto tears apart the control room the Death Star, claiming that "insignificant planet" just so happens to be his home.
    • Vader and Magneto stop trying to crush each other directly because they're not interested in a Mutual Kill.
    • The final blow. Magneto has Vader trapped in steel and is about to stab him with his own lightsaber. Vader is able to hold back the lightsaber long enough to use the Force on Magneto's cape, distracting him long enough for the Sith Lord to send his saber through the Master of Magnetism's head.
  • Vegeta vs. General Zod
    • Zod tanking Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta's Final Flash, before countering with some well-timed Heat Vision Beam Spam. The Badass Boast he gets in as he sends his opponent reeling only makes it better:
    Vegeta: Who was that clown...?
    Zod: I am Zod. I win! (his eyes shoot open and glow red)
    Vegeta: WHAT?! (gets blasted by Zod's heat vision repeatedly, before being blown through a wall)
    Zod: I always win.
    Zod: How delightful, a family reunited! There's only one way to save his life. Kneel Before Zod!
    Vegeta: (face hidden in shadow, speaking in a deadly cold monotone) That's my son. (lunges forward and begins mashing Zod into the ground)) THAT'S! MY! SON! YOU! GOD! DAMN! BAS! TARD!
    • Vegeta and Trunks finishing Zod off with a Father-Son Galick Gun.
    • A very subtle one: Wiz and Boomstick have confirmed in the past that Vegeta would use kryptonite on a Kryptonian in a heartbeat if he were aware of its effects and how to get his hands on some. Despite this, it doesn't come into play at all — Vegeta doesn't even need the Green Rocks to beat Zod.
  • Alucard vs. Demitri:
    Demitri: Let's play.
    • The animation is very fast and fluid, especially for a 2D-animated battle — really giving a sense of how powerful both vampires are during their battle. Especially with regard to many of Alucard's most well-known spells and weapons coming into play against Demitri's Chaos Flares and demonic transformation.
    • Demitri slams Alucard through the castle floor with a Spinning Piledriver, and needless to say, Alucard's feeling pretty woozy after that one. What's a dhampyr to do in this situation? Simple — wait for your vampire enemy to go for a bite, and shove a crucifix down his throat. Alucard then stops time, slashes through Demitri, and seals him inside a coffin before imploding it; sending the vampire's remains into a yawning void.
  • Goku Black vs. Black Adam
    • If you thought the battle between Vegeta and Zod was impressive, this Battle of Gods takes it up a notch with an amazing, fast-paced slugfest that makes both sides look equal!
     Season 3 
  • Krillin vs. Tien vs. Yamcha
  • Alucard vs. Dio Brando
    • What sealed Alucard’s win was when his bullet managed to pierce through The World and in turn hurt Dio. That’s right, Alucard did the impossible and hurt a Stand, something that should be impossible for non stand users.
    • Even pixilated, Alucard is so beautifully creepy in this video.
  • Ryu vs. Liu Kang
    • The fight starts off pretty jarring, with the sprite animation using the Street Fighter: The Movie sprites of Ryu to match the original digitised sprites of Liu Kang, but even then the fight was pretty epic, given the effort put into it. Then the second part begins, and there's the transition from the life-like sprites to a more recognizable Ryu sprite, with Liu Kang's sprite being on par as well. It gets especially impressive when they turn into their respective Superpowered Evil Sides: with Evil Ryu ultimately destroying Revenant Liu Kang with the Raging Demon.
  • Cuphead vs. Bendy
    • The animation alone is jawdropping, the two look and move just like proper vintage cartoons.
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     Season 4 
  • Gohan vs. Superboy
    • After a thrilling bout where the boys don't give each other a single second to breathe, they finally Cross Counter each other in outer space and settle things with one last Beam-O-War over Earth's stratosphere. Naturally, this can only end one way: and it's Gohan who ultimately gets the upper hand, with help from Goku's spirit teleporting in for his Father-Son Kamehameha, vaporising Superboy entirely ala Perfect Cell. Still, Superboy should be given props for nearly killing Gohan with his Heat Vision before then.
  • D.Va vs. Tron Bonne
    • In the climax of this intense brawl between Mini Mechas, Hana seals Tron's fate by trapping her Gustaff in a bear hug, rocketing into the sky, and ejecting from the self-destructing MEKA before it and her opponent go boom.
  • Mega Man vs. Metal Sonic
  • Link vs. Trunks:
  • Blake vs. Inuyasha
    • The use of the environment in the fight is nothing short of astounding, with both combatants being Combat Pragmatists, using any opportunity their surroundings can give to get a leg up.
      • Highlights include Inuyasha cutting a pillar Blake is standing on in half, before swinging his blade so hard, it knocks one half of the pillar into the other, and Blake strapping Inuyasha to a pillar, before cutting the chains on a platform and slamming the platform right into Inuyasha.
    • The finishing blow is a combination of this and Nightmare Fuel. After the above-mentioned platform smashing into Inuyasha, Inuyasha transforms into his demon form. Before Blake can even properly defend herself, Inuyasha bursts out of the rubble and tackles her out of the air, sending them both crashing into the ground. Inuyasha then proceeds to ravage Blake, slashing and gnawing at her without mercy until nothing remains of the Faunus but a huge splatter of blood.

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