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Boxing ring? Cheering crowd? Metal cage? Both fighters in their Super Forms from the beginning? Awesomeness is certain to ensue.

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     Aquaman vs. Namor 
  • The battle makes full use of the sheer versatility of these combatants truly showing that, despite their Memetic Loser status, these characters are well and truly badass.
  • Namor is briefly able to turn the fight into a 1v3 match by way of creating two golems to fight Aquaman. Aquaman either dodges all of their attacks or uses his Elemental Powers to No-Sell them. He then summons a storm and reduces the two golems to dust with lightning. For Namor's part, he gets hit by the same lightning blasts but merely chuckles at the attempt to finish him off and fires a bigger blast out at Aquaman.
  • The fight then goes to the ocean with Namor giving a speech about "one's place" before trying to finish Aquaman off with fish. Aquaman merely flashes his eyes and summons his own minions to save him.
    Namor: Everyone has their place, that's just how things are. You should understand yours! (sends nine different fish at Aquaman)
    Aquaman: (summons sharks to eat his attackers) You are such a terrific dumbass.
  • The killing blow! Both Aquaman and Namor are equally matched... or so it seems. Aquaman uses his Telepathy to briefly stun Namor, then tells the angler fish surrounding them to eat him before decapitating him with a trident throw.
    Aquaman: Have at him, boys! (puts Namor out of his misery) Dinner's on the king tonight!
  • In meta, this Death Battle bumps the kill streak held by DC up to 5.

     Mega Man Battle Royale 
  • Meta example: This is the biggest free-for-all of the series so far, with five combatants total. The TMNT and Pokemon starter battle royales had four and three, respectively. The fact that it involves all five of the most prominent Mega Men fighting each other is just the icing on the cake.
  • Most of the Mega Men split up near the beginning of the fight, but when they come together, they each launch their black hole bombs (except Volnutt), only for them to converge into a MEGA black hole bomb.
  • Even when he’s fresh out of Weapon Energy, been stripped of the Super Adapter, wrecked almost beyond repair, and is about to be pulled into a black hole to his death, Mega Man Classic still tries dragging X in with him, Terminator-style. Not bad for someone so outclassed.
  • X proves himself the strongest of the physical Mega Men by not only shrugging off Volnutt's attacks with ease and No Selling Classic Mega Man's Time Stop with his own, he's the only one who actually survives getting dragged into the giant black hole that subsequently explodes, regenerating from only his metal core.
  • Geo's final attack on .EXE was to take over X and combine his power with the Maverick Hunter's. With all that power, he fires a Red Gaia Eraser that outright cracked .EXE's Dark Aura. Keep in mind that said shield is powerful enough to survive the destruction of the entire Cyberworld Universe. He still lost, but that's one hell of a feat to go out on.
  • One for .EXE: Wiz and Boomstick note that thanks to searching the entire Cyber World to save Bass.EXE, he had to have been moving at three novemdecillion note  times the speed of light. That's not only faster than the other Mega Men by leaps and bounds, but the hosts note that it's the largest number they've had on the show, surpassing the likes of Superman, Doctor Fate, and Darkseid in speednote  and second only to The Flash (who can theoretically accelerate infinitely via the Speed Force). Quite the impressive distinction for the virus buster.
  • Geo and Omega-Xis get one as well, for far surpassing most of his Mega Man brethren with the exception of Lan and Hub.
  • .EXE has several battle chips that could disable the other Mega Men's special weapons. The only exception? The otherwise outclassed Mega Man Volnutt, whose weapons are mechanical in nature instead of programs.
    Boomstick: You got one, buddy.
  • Volnutt gets a minor one for directly opposing X when he's trying to finish off Classic Mega Man. Despite how clear it is that the reploid could just make short work of the carbon boy without breaking a sweat, he still has the guts to shoot at him even if it's in vain. He may be outclassed, but Volnutt definitely has the courage of a Mega Man.
     Black Widow vs. Widowmaker 
  • The fight starts when Widowmaker kills a SHIELD operative that Black Widow's working with. Natasha immediately dives for cover, then baits Widowmaker into revealing her location by kicking a discarded beer bottle into the air. Cue the Sniper Duel.
  • Widowmaker scores a direct hit on Black Widow in the opening shots of the fight, but as you can probably tell, Black Widow just keeps going with a sniper round buried in her body. It's a bit hard to tell where exactly it hit (though she manages to avoid a headshot), but the most probable point of impact appears to be her right arm or shoulder, which makes most everything that follows a hundred times more impressive.
    • In a beautiful Shout-Out to Sword Art Online, this happens when she and Black Widow end up firing at each other with such identical accuracy that their bullets gleam off one another in mid-flight. The larger caliber of Widowmaker's shot means Natasha's bullet suffers a worse deviation, killing a pigeon perched on the same rooftop.
  • Not wanting to risk her life with her target already dead, Widowmaker attempts to call in an escape ship and flee the scene of her crime, but Black Widow isn't having that and wrecks her escape vehicle with a sticky bomb attached to a runaway motorcycle. Mid-flight.
    • Not only that, but the resulting explosion takes a nearby Ferris wheel off its hinges, resulting in a thrilling sequence where Black Widow grapples onto one of the cars and rides it into the skyscraper Widowmaker is perched on, only narrowly avoiding a shot from the Talon operative.
  • Black Widow trips a Venom Mine and collapses to the ground coughing, which leads to this exchange:
    Widowmaker: What makes you think you can sneak up on me?
    Black Widow: I'm a goddamn Avenger! (strikes Widowmaker with a point-blank Widow's Bite)
  • Despite being handily outclassed in CQC, Widowmaker refuses to give up and scores some nasty hits on Black Widow with just a shard of glass.
  • The fight ends with Black Widow, appropriately enough, tying a wire around Widowmaker's neck and cutting off her air supply. As the assassin desperately reaches for her Widow's Kiss, there's one last exchange before it all wraps up:
    Widowmaker: I... can survive... anything!
    Black Widow: Nice theory. Let's test it.
    {Black Widow springboards off of Widowmaker's back, decapitating her and sending her head flying into the air. She lands on her feet and takes one last look at her opponent's headless body.)
    Black Widow: Dosvidanya. note 
  • Meta Example: Natalie Van Sistine and Jeannie Tirado's respective performances as Black Widow and Widowmaker sound almost exactly like Laura Bailey (who's voiced Natasha on numerous occasions) and Chloe Hollings (Widowmaker's official voice actress).
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    Captain Marvel vs. Shazam 
  • Carol gets one in hindsight at the start of the animation. Despite the immense speed advantage he has over her, she easily catches up to Shazam when he tries to run away and punches him to the ground.
    • Despite that, Shazam easily deals with her attacks and punches her away before unleashing a combo of attacks.
  • In general, the fight easily trades the Advantage Ball from one combatant to the other. Whenever it seems like a combatant is going to get the upper hand, the other dodges out of the combo they're in and takes advantage of the opening.
  • Shazam stuns Carol and drags her up into the atmosphere. Soon after that, Carol tanks one of Shazam's lightning bolts and dishes it back out at him, briefly turning him back into Billy Batson.
  • After Billy turns back into Shazam, Carol tackles him into the Earth. Remember they were in low orbit, around 2,000 kilometers above the ground when this happens, and Carol gets such a hold on Shazam that he can't get out of her grapple until she's finished.
  • Finally, the two combatants engage in a light-speed battle before Shazam reveals how powerful he really is; he grabs Carol, sends her flying through three meteors, before ending the fight with a final meteor-shattering punch that literally atomizes her.
    • Even though she still perishes, it's a minor awesome moment for Carol as well; considering how it not only ultimately took an attack of practically Superman levels to finally bring her down, but it's a far more dignified and spectacular way to go out than the humiliating death she previously got at the hands of Android 18.
  • On a meta note, Shazam joins Otacon, Dante, Zoro, and technically Yoshi in being a male combatant to get a clear victory over his female opponent.

    Wario vs. King Dedede 
  • Even before the fight starts, it's easy to tell that it's going to be awesome. Not only is it a freaking cage match, something even Balrog and TJ Combo didn't get, but Dedede and Wario are both already in their respective Super Forms — Masked Dedede and Wario-Man, respectively — right from the beginning.
  • Though the fight is mostly a laugh riot, there's one specific moment that really stands out from the pack: Dedede tanking a planet-destroying explosion from Wario's backfiring waft, no worse-for-wear, and casually reclining on his side in Space — giving both the camera and the nearby hat of his exploded enemy a smug grin.
  • The killing blow itself is a masterful moment of quick thinking on the King's part. Giant Wario hurls himself at Giant Dedede with a fully-charged waft, and as Dedede panics and rummages around, he pulls out a Gordo and bats it into Wario's butt with his hammer; which completely blocks the waft and causes Wario to blow himself up with it, along with the planet the two were fighting on.

     Ben 10 vs. Green Lantern 
  • Midway through the fight, Ben decides to turn into Way Big before attempting to stomp on Green Lantern. Green Lantern manages to survive this, however, and summons two massive fists. Way Big and Green Lantern then enter a massive boxing match that proceeds to level buildings.
  • After Green Lantern proves powerful enough to take out the likes of Way Big, Ben decides to stop playing around and transforms into Alien X. His first move? Dissipate the moon Hal was going to drop on Way Big into nothingness, before casually teleporting in front of Hal and launching him into outer space with a finger flick, Beerus-style.
    Alien X: Yawn.
  • Alien X grabs Hal before he begins to erase him from reality. Hal's response? Will himself back into reality before decking Alien X in the face. There's a damn good reason why Hal was chosen to wield the Green Lantern Ring.
    Alien X: This is Alien X. He controls all of reality. This is over.
    Green Lantern: I don't care what kinda power you've got!
  • Alien X summons an army of Alien X's and sends them out to beat on the Emerald Knight, who barely manages to put up a barrier. As the Celestialsapien army threatens to shatter the shield completely, Hal manages to summon his Green Lantern Battery, and as he builds up power for his ring, he recites his Badass Creed. Hal then summons a massive spear, before impaling Alien X through the chest, seemingly fatally wounding him.
    Green Lantern: In brightest day, in blackest night... No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power... (Hal gains a massive surge of power, dissipating the Alien X clones) GREEN LANTERN'S LIGHT!
  • ...only for Alien X to rewind time back a few seconds, before landing a cheap shot on Green Lantern. Unfortunately for Ben, this, in turn, gives Hal the idea to go back in time himself, and take out Ben before he can transform.
    Alien X: Reality includes time.
    Green Lantern: Time, huh? Thanks for the tip.
    • This is also an awesome moment for Ben. Despite the fact that the analysis shows that Hal heavily outclassed the majority of his aliens, Alien X is so powerful that Green Lantern had to go back in time to defeat Ben before he transformed as opposed to killing Alien X outright.
  • Meta examples:
    • Nicholas Louie had a big job, having to voice Ben and all his aliens, and he did a fantastic job. In fact, Way Big sounds exactly the same as he does in Ben 10: Omniverse. Likewise, Bradley Gareth manages to do an impressive impression of Nathan Fillion, who's voiced Hal Jordan in several animated features.
    • Alien X has achieved the new highest number on the show, previously set by MegaMan.EXE a few episodes ago. .EXE's speed feat had sixty zeroes, but Alien X's durability feat hit sixty-nine zeroes. Ben may have lost, but this is still incredibly impressive.
    • The animation for this episode is amazing, especially for the initial transformation sequence of Ben into Four Arms. It's good enough to almost be mistaken for the show itself.
    • In less than a week Ben 10 vs. Green Lantern accumulated over 2 million views, which is already more than the amount of views the season premiere has achieved and is currently the third most viewed episode in the season.
    • The episode very quickly developed a reputation as one of the more controversial episodes of Death Battle,note  due to some fans feeling that Ben's feats were misrepresented. In response to this, on the Death Battle Cast Q&A, the main researcher of said episode, Liam Swan, very calmly and concisely countered the various fan-questions about it with various sources of evidencenote  he had prepared beforehand. Regardless of how one might feel about the result, Liam's professional response to the backlash is certainly admirable, as is his commitment and ability to defend his decision. Many of the fans in the chat who watched the Q&A live, along with many FIRST members, couldn't help but be impressed by how well he handled the situation.

     Weiss Schnee vs. Mitsuru Kirijo 
  • The fight opens with the two already clashing in a truly impressive display of swordsmanship.
  • Weiss quickly gains the upper hand and pushes Mitsuru back before summoning giant spikes of ice. Mitsuru's response? Holding up her hand against the attack, which completely shatters it!
  • Misturu then summons Artemisia, who easily blocks or overpowers all of Weiss' attacks with her whip. During this onslaught, Mitsuru tries to take advantage of an opening, only to be easily blown across the room by Weiss, who then makes Artemisia retreat with fire Dust.
  • Weiss then summons the Queen Lancer to distract Artemisia while she engages with Mitsuru again and traps her in a combo using her glyphs before throwing her into the ground. Notice the word 'distract'? Because that's about all the Queen Lancer accomplishes before Artemisia slams it into the ground and one-shots it.
  • Mitsuru tries to take advantage of the distraction by kicking Weiss away and attacking from above. Weiss' reaction is to merely summon a gravity glyph to trap her in place before throwing her across the room again.
  • Weiss then takes the opportunity to summon the Arma Gigas. What ensues is a climactic battle between sword users as their summons fight in the background and even interact with the former fight. Mitsuru and Artemisia win their respective fights with Mitsuru trapping Weiss in a combo and Artemisia uses her whip to trip the Arma Gigas up.
  • Artemisia summons spikes of ice in an attempt to impale the Schnee Heiress and nearly wins right there, if not for the Arma Gigas, who quickly recovers and shields his master from the attack. Of course, he disintegrates shortly afterwards, but if the Arma Gigas was truly alive, it would've been one hell of a Dying Moment of Awesome.
  • Undeterred, Weiss attempts to take down both Mitsuru and Artemisia on her own using her final trump card, Time Dilation. At first it looks like she lands a near-fatal blow, but if you pause at just the right time, you'll notice Mitsuru manages to dodge Weiss's attack, even with Time Dilation. And then Artemisia hits both combatants with Megidolaon.
  • In a flash, both combatants are on the floor, gravely injured. Weiss' Aura is finally depleted, but Mitsuru has taken her fair share of damage herself and Artemisia is missing. It could go either way at this point before we get this exchange:
    Weiss: How strong are you?
    Mitsuru: (pulls out her Evoker) Strong enough.
  • Mitsuru then shoots herself in the head, summoning Artemisia, who quickly restores her to full health with Diarahan. The Oh, Crap! expression on Weiss' face says it all as the gravity of her situation finally hits her. She has no Aura, thus meaning no Semblance, which also means no method of summoning her Arma Gigas to help fight against Artemisia. Meanwhile, her opponent has just completely healed herself and still has access to her entire arsenal.
  • Just read all that back again. Apart from a few token gestures, Mitsuru had Weiss completely on the ropes throughout the battle.
  • Of course, Weiss being Weiss, she decides that if she's going down, she's gonna go down swinging. Sure, Artemisia and Mitsuru quickly dispatch her, but the Schnee heiress was nothing if not Defiant to the End. Judging by the respectful bow it gives before it dematerialises, Artemisia agrees.
  • A meta example: Following the controversial Ben 10 vs. Green Lantern as well as the controversial outcome of Yang vs. Tifa back in Season 2, quite a few people were skeptical about this episode, thinking it would only serve as further proof that the hosts were supposedly biased when it came to RWBY characters. Suffice it to say, Mitsuru's victory handily put those claims to rest.

     Johnny Cage vs. Captain Falcon 
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