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    Wizard ("Wiz") 
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The totally sane expert.
His appearance in Seasons 5 to 6. 
"It's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win a Death Battle."

Voiced by: Ben Singer

One of the two Co-hosts of Death Battle, Wizard acts like the frontman of the duo. An intelligent, stoic individual, Wiz is usually the one to calculate the strength, speed, and experience of the combatants for the show. That being said, the earlier episodes of Death Battle makes it clear he is just as crazy, or crazier than Boomstick, like having dissected a "voluntary" Goomba, talking about the impracticality of baby launchers in all the wrong ways, and in minor cases, having a couple of pet peeves.

In the Spin-Off series "Death Race", he and Boomstick serve as commentators on the action of the races, leaving the pre-race and post-race announcements to Ringmaster.


  • Affably Evil: For all his unethical experimentation, he actually seems like a friendly guy to be around.
  • Alternate Self: This is shown in Miles VS Static where after Boomstick activates one of Wiz's inventions we see an alternate universe version of Wiz who acts like Boomstick but has an Irish accent.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Apart from his list of Top 10 Robot Girlfriends, he also is implied by Boomstick to have a crush on Prince Zuko. The fact that he ends up grieving for Zuko after the prince loses doesn't help.
    • Additionally, we learn in Flash vs. Sonic that he's Happily Married, but since he doesn't go into depth about it, we don't know the gender of his significant other.
    • Genevieve Guimondnote  outright confirms that Wizard is Pansexual.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Whenever a combatant has relativistic reaction speeds as confirmed by their evading a laser, Wiz tends to verify that they're not plasma-based beams by whether the material actually calls them lasers. He does give other reasons (reflection, lack of explosion, etc), but if the source says it's a laser, he'll always wrap up by pointing out that it's called a laser.
  • Artificial Limbs: Confirmed in Fulgore vs. Sektor, that arm of his is indeed cybernetic... and prone to glitches... such as "accidentally" punching Boomstick. The preview for Silver Samurai's bio reveals that Boomstick cut it off with a tachyon table saw. He's still peeved at Boomstick, but he likes it.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He knows Naruto's Sexy Jutsu, which is enough to give Boomstick a Nose Bleed (and nearly a heart attack).
  • Ax-Crazy: Wizard likes to give the impression that he's saner than Boomstick but, there are hints that he's far crazier and that his Straight Man persona is only skin deep. As well as his Blatant Lies about a Goomba volunteering to be dissected, his immediate reaction when Boomstick muses about the usefulness of a baby-launcher is to tell him that the idea is terrible because it would take nine months to reload.
  • Badass Labcoat: As revealed in the second Death Battle Q&A, he has a white mad science one.
  • Bad Boss: He apparently doesn't even pay Jocelyn the Intern for her work and only provides food for her on occasion. He specifically gave her her own show as an alternative compensation. Also, Joclelyn's "office" that he gave her is just a broom closet. Also, look at the way he abuses DUMMI the test robot in Beerus vs. Galaxia.
  • Balls of Steel: Boomstick tries to replicate Johnny Cage's signature Groin Attack on Wiz, only to hurt his hand and Wiz to state he came prepared after he did it in both Glacius' preview and Johnny's own.
    Boomstick: Ahhh Oh God, what the hell!?
    Wiz: This isn't my first rodeo.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He clearly isn't fond of those who mistake the term "cold-resistant" as "totally immune to being frozen solid".
      "If you were wearing a Parka, which is cold resistant, and you were shot by Samus' ice beam, you would be frozen solid."
    • He's getting pretty sick of stupidly named fictional metals that are straight upgrades to titanium. Though after seeing the almost ubiquitous presence of such metals, at the time of "Mega Man Vs. Astro Boy" he just snarks at how Ceratanium is obviously better than titanium.
      • He's fine with metals that are stronger than titanium if they have some trade-off, like the Star Wars Expanded Universe's 'Mandalorian Iron' which, while tough enough to repel lightsabers, is also a great deal heavier and thus sacrifices maneuverability for durability
      • He also doesn't show any obvious disdain for vibranium in Batman vs. Black Panther, presumably because its vibration-absorbent properties serve as a justification beyond "stronger and lighter" (and possibly because it has a limit to how much it can take).
    • Saying that a character can "see faster" greatly annoys him.
    • He apparently gets irritated when people quote notorious lines from the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
    • By far, the one thing that annoys Wiz the most are abilities that cannot be explained in a scientific manner. For instance, Pinkie Pie's Pinkie Sense is so nonsensical, he simply refuses to believe in it, because of the sole fact that it can't be explained scientifically. Or at all.
    • A somewhat more minor one is the Highly Visible Ninja trope, often questioning it when it applies to one (or both) of an episode's combatants.
  • The Bore: His puns and attempted takes on humor doesn’t really work, so it's Boomstick's job to make the jokes in the series.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: According to Boomstick, he gets shot down by them easily.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: While he's less evil than most examples (questionable experiments notwithstanding), the Rap Battle still has him proclaim he's "an evil genius and supervillain".
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win a Death Battle".
    • Also: "Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!", later changed to "Alright, the combatants are set, and we've run the data through all possibilities!" starting in Season 6.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first two seasons, Wiz's main trait was him being a foil to Boomstick's wackiness. Later seasons put more focus on his Mad Scientist traits, with his Only Sane Man shtick being turned into a Mask of Sanity.
  • Couldn't Find a Pen: He signed the Death Race contract in blood, apparently thinking that's what Boomstick did. Boomstick, however, signed the contract in strawberry jam, and is horrified that Wiz used blood instead.
  • Covert Pervert: Despite being more professional than Boomstick in the sense that he doesn't make perverted comments to nearly every female combatant, his Top 10 Robotic Girlfriends list has him making sexual comments towards several of the entries on his list. Given that this list was made after eight years of working with Boomstick, its possible that Boomstick's perversion has rubbed off on him.
    • Additionally, it's implied that he watches body inflation videos in Beerus vs. Galaxia, when one such video pops up on the screen behind him, and he desperately uses Blatant Lies to hide it from Boomstick.
  • Cyborg: If his picture above doesn't tell you, Wiz confirms that he is indeed a cyborg in his Top 10 Cyborgs list. Unfortunately for Wiz, this allows K.I.T.T. to escape death by pulling a Grand Theft Me through uploading himself into Wiz's cybernetically-enhanced brain. Thankfully, it's non-canon to the main series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He'll show his disdain for opponents and their skills with backhanded compliments or outright scorn. As of season 2, he's been showing his snarky side noticeably more often.
  • A Degree in Useless: It's revealed in "Samurai Jack vs. Afro Samurai" that he spent four years working on an English major... only to find out too late that it wouldn't get him anywhere.
  • Disappeared Dad: According to Mechagodzilla's preview, he has a dead father who he's trying to revive with cyber-necromancy, just so he can earn his father's approval. Boomstick would rather Wiz let his father rest in peace.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: He was significantly less "nerdy" in the first few episodes. After a while, his superego tendencies were played up more, to make the contrast with Boomstick more apparent.
  • Dreadful Musician: According to Boomstick, his singing is borderline lethal. Confirmed in Venom vs. Crona, where him strumming an electric guitar plugged into an amp results in a horrible screechung sound.
  • Einstein Hair: In an earlier portrait, he had some pretty wild hair. Then again, what else would you expect from a Mad Scientist?
  • Et Tu, Brute?: His response to Boomstick using a Ghostly Wail on him unprovoked.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Even he's disturbed when Boomstick mentions that Joker had his face cut off for a laugh.
    • Even he, who dissected a "voluntary" Goomba and opposed Boomstick's baby cannon for practical reasons, considers Doomsday's early life to be not science, but baby-murdering.
    • He's sympathetically concerned for Tatsumi, since he's the Lust Object of the Ax-Crazy Sadist that is Esdeath. A lot more sympathetic than Boomstick, that's for sure.
    • He's enraged by Boomstick wanting to kill every single living cat purely out of paranoia that they're all Kittens Of Mass Destruction like Lord Beerus, and hopes he'll calm down before he does anything stupid.
    • He ends up fed up with watching how psychotic Homelander is and decides he doesn't care what Vought International has on him or Boomstick and quits the preview on The Boys.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Though it's less noticeable next to Boomstick's gravelly Southern accent.
  • Face Palm: Protip, if you're a Megane with a cybernetic arm, don't use this trope. Wiz does it in Black Widow vs. Widowmaker in response to one of Boomstick's puns and breaks his glasses. He's learned his lesson by Ghost Rider vs. Lobo, as he does it in response to Boomstick's one-liner and his hand makes contact away from his glasses this time.
  • Failed a Spot Check: He offers Sonic a chili dog from Door Dash after Sonic's last words in the Death Race, only for Boomstick to inform him that he can't offer chili dogs to a dead hedgehog.
  • Fighting Irish: Not Wiz himself, but his alternate counterpart, Jizz. He's pretty friendly and non-combative, but he's still a researcher for an internet show about pitting fictional characters into deathmatches. According to the writers, he was supposed to be Minnesotan, but Ben Singer couldn't do the accent, so they made him from Ireland instead.
  • Funny Bruce Lee Noises: He makes these noises when he's practicing firebending.
  • Geek Physiques: He's pretty skinny and, unlike Boomstick, is never seen to eat or mention food. He also replaced one of his arms with a metal prosthetic. Boomstick even asks him whether he's ever gone to the gym at least once.
  • Good with Numbers: He does the calculations of speed, strength, etc.
  • Grand Theft Me: In Death Race Episode 3, he gets hijacked by KITT at the end of the race, so that KITT can cheat death. Ringmaster thinks it creepy, Boomstick...less so.
  • Handicapped Badass: On account of his powerful mechanical arm. Just watch how hard he hits Boomstick with it in Mob vs. Tatsumaki.
  • Happily Married: He mentions that he's married very briefly in Flash vs. Sonic. And most likely he's a lot happier with his significant other than Boomstick was with his ex-wives.
  • How Unscientific!:
    • He scoffs at the implausibility of Hulk and Doomsday's origin stories, stating that they defy any basic science.
    • Pinkie Pie's "Pinkie Sense" drives him up the wall (much like it did Twilight) because it has no rhyme, reason, nor scientific explanation.
    • During King Dedede's rundown, Wiz notes that Dedede, a penguin, trained himself to fly in the manner of Kirby, which "has no scientific basis whatsoever and makes absolutely no goddamn sense".
  • Instant Soprano: Happens to him during the Glacius intro video after Boomstick hits him in the nuts.
  • Insufferable Genius: He claims to never make mistakes, and is more prone to insulting/prodding at the less intelligent fighters on their dumber moments than his co-host.
  • Ironic Name: What kind of scientist calls himself, of all things, Wizard, besides the venerable Mr. Wizard, that is.
  • Kick the Dog: Blowing up Boomstick's beer supply to see if he has a Traumatic Superpower Awakening. Even if he imagined he was doing Boomstick a favor because of his alcoholism, it was a callous decision, and one that justifies Boomstick punching him unconscious and stealing his money.
  • Lack of Empathy: Often is incredulous at some fighter's backstory, especially if they do something that avoids gaining power.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: This happens to him in '"Obi-Wan Kenobi VS Kakashi", in an attempt to awaken something akin to the Mangekyo Sharingan in Boomstick, he stole Boomstick's entire supply of beer and locked it in a room filled with 200 tons of TNT. After the beer was blown up, Boomstick knocked Wiz out and stole some of his money to buy some more beer.
    Boomstick: (Laughs) "Wait, what?" (Wiz pushes the button on a remote detonator, causing a massive explosion offscreen) "NOOOO! You Monster!! What have you done!?"
    Wiz: (takes out a clipboard and pencil) "Do you feel anything?"
    Boomstick: "Just thirsty, sober, and punchy."
    Wiz: "Pu-punchy?" (Boomstick decks him, knocking Wiz out, Boomstick then proceeds to grab some money from his pocket)
    Boomstick: Next round's on Wiz!
  • Lean and Mean: He's slim of build and doesn't have much of in the way of scientific ethics.
  • Lethal Chef: Formerly. In "Mega Man Battle Royale", he admits he was a terrible cook before he discovered Blue Apron.
  • Mad Scientist: Albeit more stoic than most. He uses rats for genetic testing, dissected a "voluntary" Goomba to study its anatomy, and frequently states scientific real-world facts on the combatants' tactics/weapons and how they can effectively kill a person.
  • Made of Plasticine: He is surprisingly fragile considering he's a cyborg.
    • He was once put in a coma for a month just because he was shot at by a potato gun (though it should be noted that Boomstick could've managed to make the potato gun quite powerful, making the month somewhat plausible).
    • In Lucy's preview, he was knocked unconscious because he tripped after Boomstick had tied his shoelaces together.
  • Married to the Job: He uses this as a Verbal Backspace after telling Boomstick that he's Happily Married.
  • Mask of Sanity: Wiz might seem to be the "sane one" between him and Boomstick, but there are strong hints that he's even crazier.
  • Mr. Exposition: He does most of the science stuff.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After the Mask won his Death Battle against Deadpool, but Wiz and Boomstick end up feeling guilty for throwing Deadpool to the wolves, with Wiz admitting they sacrificed their impartiality over an annoyance.
  • Naked People Are Funny: During Venom's preview, Wiz revealed that he actually made a symbiote to act as his clothing, complete with a weakness to sonic vibrations. Boomstick proceeded to yell at the top of his lungs and immediately regretted it. This happens again in Gray's preview, only the roles are reversed with Boomstick being naked and Wiz being horrified in response.
  • Not So Above It All: He may seem like the Straight Man at first but, as the series progressed, it became clear that he's just as quirky and crazy as Boomstick.
    • In Smokey Bear vs. McGruff the Crime Dog, he ends up in a bear pun contest against Boomstick.
    • In Aquaman vs. Namor, when he points out that the Trident of Neptune can teleport but requires the user to be in water, Boomstick asks if beer would work. Wiz actually considers that the point might be valid.
    • In Mechagodzilla vs. Dragonzord, he starts off discussing dragons dramatically, before casting aside the gravitas to describe them as "frickin' awesome".
    • In Goro vs. Machamp when doing their usual introduction, both Wiz and Boomstick did a few action hero poses each during it.
  • Not So Stoic: He gets very frustrated when he has to explain to Boomstick who That Man from Guilty Gear is.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: He stabs Boomstick with one of the tridents in Aquaman vs. Namor. Boomstick continues to bring it up against him throughout Season 6 and into Season 7.
    Wiz (in War Machine vs. Genos): It was one time!
  • Only Sane Man: Subverted in Death Battle proper, as he's simply got a different brand of insanity compared to Boomstick. Played straighter in Death Race, where he's a lot less enthusiastic about the blood, oil, and carnage than Boomstick and Ringmaster.
  • Pet the Dog: In Goro vs. Machamp, he tries to comfort Boomstick about the loss of his wife.
  • Playing with Fire: He can replicate firebending, as Boomstick finds out painfully.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In Season 1, Wiz is uncharacteristically rude about Michelangelo, describing him as "the retard" of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Granted, Wiz' Lack of Empathy is a constant feature in most seasons of Death Battle, but he rarely uses such offensive terms for other combatants, regardless of whether or not he likes them.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Shoots down Boomstick's idea for a baby-launcher because of how impractical such a weapon would be.
  • Precision F-Strike: Whereas Boomstick drops f-bombs with reckless abandon, Wiz presents himself as more refined. When he curses, it's noticeable. He dropped his first f-bomb after 59 episodes when Boomstick quoted Anakin Skywalker's infamous "I don't like sand" line.
    "Don't you fucking dare!"
    • It happens again in the preview of The Boys when he outright calls Homelander "fucking crazy".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After KITT hijacks his mind after the third Death Race, his eyes go red and he starts speaking in KITT's Creepy Monotone. That said, Boomstick finds him less frightening than Ringmaster.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Boomstick's red, being more calm and rational.
    • To hammer home the point, he wears blue armor with white trim in the Red vs Blue special episode.
  • Revenge: While discussing Android 18's misnaming, he implies that he once suffered a case of revenge-induced madness.
  • Robot Dog: The Sol Badguy preview reveals that he has one for a best friend. Or rather, had, since Boomstick shoots it in frustration.
  • Robosexual: If him hosting Top 10 Robotic Girlfriends is anything to go by. Interestingly, Wiz doesn't mind if these robots are cyborg anthropomorphic rabbits, android personifications of a house AI or the android personification of a ship's AI.
  • Schedule Fanatic: In Solid Snake vs. Sam Fisher, Boomstick reveals that Wiz wouldn't let him stop to buy a churro while they were on a trip together because it "wasn't in the schedule".
  • The Smart Guy: He does the math stuff that goes over Boomstick's head.
  • The Stoic: Normally, he shows far less emotion than Boomstick.
  • Straight Man: He gives the impression that he's one but don't be fooled. He's every bit as insane as his buddy. He just hides it a bit better.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: While neither host likes having to deal with him, Wiz, in particular, holds a special hatred for Deadpool, coming up with ways to deal with him between seasons and even smashing a monitor he hijacked with his bare (non-robot!) fist.
    Wiz: I swear to god I'll kill him someday...
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Both him and Boomstick agree that the wingdings are likely some bizarre alien language hiding some sort of secret.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In Naruto vs. Ichigo, Wiz attempts to compare Ichigo surviving a powerful attack as taking "54 Little Boys to the face". Boomstick starts bursting out laughing and we're shown the cast of Bleach staring in disbelief as Wiz tries to Verbal Backspace and clarify he meant the atomic bomb.
  • Vocal Evolution: By the third or fourth episode, his voice slowly became lower and more serious/intelligent-sounding. It'll still rack your brain that Wiz looks like a mad scientist and sounds like a college student.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As revealed in the Mechagodzilla preview of Dragonzord vs. Mechagodzilla, Wiz just wants to hear his father say he's proud of him, even if he has to bring him back to life using cyber-necromancy to do it.
    Boomstick: And you guys thought I had father issues.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: A delayed reaction to this in Ultron vs. Sigma. Boomstick reports that he's a bit of a robot supremacist when he's drunk, but Wiz only asks when the last time he went to the bar was, confirming he is unable to remember it.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His hair is white to match his mad scientist lab coat, and he once killed a Goomba so he could study its anatomy.
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    Boomstick 
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The other totally sane expert.
His appearance in Seasons 5 to 6. 
"It's time for a Death Battle!"

Voiced by: Chad James

The other Co-host of Death Battle, Boomstick is the wisecracker of the duo. A trigger happy alcoholic, Boomstick tends to focus on his forte for the show, which is the weapons, armor, and other useful equipment of the combatants. That being said, Boomstick is far smarter than he seems, being knowledgeable on dinosaurs, making a surprisingly profound statement on Superman's disguise efforts, and having a degree in poultry science, among his wealth of knowledge on weaponry.

In the Spin-Off series "Death Race", he and Wiz serve as commentators on the action of the races, leaving the pre- and post-race announcements to Ringmaster.

Has a Self-Demonstrating page here


  • Abusive Parents:
    • Boomstick mentions that his dad, while he was still around, would spank him on the butt. Boomstick considers it the only gift he ever got from him.
    • His relationship with his mother is generally far more postive, but occasionally it's shown Boomstick's childhood went to some really weird places.
      Boomstick: When I was a kid Mama Boomstick trained me and some friends to eat sixty hot dogs in ten minutes! I was the only one who survived...
  • Acrofatic: Apparently, he's better at running than Mob, despite being fatter than him and having a shotgun for a leg. Of course, he can't do ballet with it.
  • Afraid of Needles: In Venom VS Crona, he states that he has this phobia, stemming from all the times Wiz has stuck needles in him. He still lets Wiz stick one in him in Crona's preview, however.
  • A God Am I: In Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki.
    Boomstick: Hey, if I could lie that well, I'd make everybody think I'm king of the world too, or even... God. Muhahahaha!
    • In Flash vs. Sonic he has a more literal case of this after he drinks beer laced with cosmic kinetic energy, running to Jupiter and back and declaring himself a "speed god".
  • Agony of the Feet: This is inflicted on Boomstick in Aquaman VS Namor courtesy of Wiz with the Trident of Neptune in response to Boomstick's quoting of Bane.
    Boomstick: (talking behind a can of beer)You think the point is your ally, you merely adopted the point, I was born in it, molded by it. (gets stabbed in the foot by Wiz)
    Wiz: How about that point?
    Boomstick:(Delayed Reaction then Screams Like a Little Girl)
    • This ends up being turned into a Brick Joke in season 6 as Boomstick threatens Wiz not to stab him again in Ganondorf VS Dracula and finally paying Wiz back for it at the end of Might Guy's preview by breaking his leg.
  • The Alcoholic:
    • It apparently led to his divorce...
      Boomstick: (when discussing Link's Hookshot) Man, that really would've helped to get that last beer all those times... probably still be married.
      Wiz: Doubt it.
      • This gets followed up in Screwattack's top 10 futuristic weapons where Boomstick says he actually used the Gravity Gun to get beers from the couch.
    • In Batman vs. Spider-Man:
      Boomstick: (when discussing Batman's Utility Belt) That belt has pretty much everything, grappling hook, explosives, beer... maybe not that last one, but mine would.
    • In He-Man vs. Lion-O:
      Boomstick: (when discussing the Sword of Omens' Tractor Beam) ...Which is perfect for when you're on the couch! Swooooorrrd of Omeeeeens, give me snacks beyond snacks...and a beer!
    • In Iron Man vs. Lex Luthor:
      Boomstick: (upon learning that Tony's greatest nemesis has been his struggle with alcoholism; cracks open a cold one) Did you say something?
    • In the preview from Spider-Man 2099:
      Boomstick: I'm not dependent on booze! Booze is dependent on me!
    • The same preview reveals that he owns 3% of the entire world's whiskey supply.
    • In Aquaman vs. Namor:
      Boomstick: I get super evil and grumpy when I haven't had a beer in at least 24 hours.
      Wiz: 24?
      Boomstick: Uh... 12... 6... 2... Screw you.
    • It might just be to appease the advertisement, but in the Leonardo vs. Jason Lee Scott, Boomstick outright says that Miller Lite is his favorite beer and is excited to see them sponsor them.
  • All Men Are Perverts: If there's an attractive female on the show, you can bet your money he'll make a perverted comment at her expense. note 
    • He draws the line at making a density or hardening innuendo about Toph (referring to her ability to change the density of earth) when Wizard reminds him she's twelve (although Boomstick seems slightly disappointed in his resignation when told such, it might just be at the missed opportunity). Taokaka is also spared Boomstick's perverted comments, even though her age is unconfirmed, many Blazblue characters call her a 'kitten' and so probably is also not an adult. This might be the reason why, despite her clearly developed body, seventeen-year-old Yang is spared as well, unlike the constant, albeit misleading, innuendo Tifa is given throughout her own rundown.
  • Alternate Self: This is shown in Miles VS Static where after Boomstick activates one of Wiz's inventions we see an alternate universe version of Boomstick who acts like Wiz but talks in a British accent and talks even more complexly than Wiz does.
  • Amazon Chaser: Spends a good deal of Yang's analysis admiring her Ember Celica, and when Tifa loses, he laments how he lost another potential wife. He also calls Erza "damn near perfect" and decides that Lara Croft will be his next ex-wife.
  • Ambiguously Human: Possibly. It's implied that his father may have been a zombie, although it's never stated whether this was his biological father or one of his many step-fathers. Even if the former is true, what it makes him if it is is unknown. With Red vs. Blue hinting that he is the son of Sarge, this claim is still up in the air. Additionally, he can do a Ghostly Wail just like Danny Phantom, despite not being either a ghost or a halfa(so far as we know).
  • Arch-Enemy: Pop-stars in general. He hates them even more than his "bloodsucking ex-wife". Considering how much he hates her, that's saying a lot.
  • Artificial Limbs: He has some kind of robotic left leg, according to the gag reels, it houses explosives. As of Screwattack's top 10 Boomstick's list—which Boomstick hosted—it turns out that it is the Super Shotgun from Doom II.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He does this after drinking beer laced with cosmic kinetic energy, running to Jupiter and back. Too bad for Wiz he doesn't gain any cosmic knowledge in the process.
  • Audience Surrogate: An oddly specific example regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When a character's portrayal in the MCU has significant differences from their primary Marvel canon portrayal, such as Ultron's creation or Thanos' Infinity Stones, Boomstick is the one who usually brings up the movies - the medium that most casual viewers are like to be familiar with - before Wiz elaborates on the original comics' version.
  • Awesome, yet Impractical: He patented the baby cannon. He thinks it's awesome and so does Wiz. There's just the problem of reloading.
  • Badass Mustache: The second Death Battle Q&A reveals that he sports a redneck style one.
  • Bad Boss: He also doesn't pay Jocelyn the Intern anything for her work, wasting the money on beer and shotgun shells.
  • Big "NO!": After Charizard goes down. He also yells one after Darth Vader loses.
  • Biggus Dickus: He calls it his "gigantism". Wiz's mom knows about it and was grossed out by it. Same with Wiz hearing about it.
  • Bond One-Liner: Usually says one after they explain why the winner of a Death Battle won.
    Batman vs Spiderman: And all the Waynes' money and the Commissioner's men, couldn't put Batman together again.
    • Uniquely enough he makes two at the start and end of All Might VS Might Guy's post-fight analysis
      Boomstick: Looks like All Might might not be Alright.
      Boomstick: It was a mighty tough battle for all, but All Might wasn't a match for one powerful Guy.
  • Blood Knight: Nothing pleases him more than gratuitous murder and violence.
    "That seemed a bit overkill... I liked it."
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Boomstick surprisingly likes cute things including; kittens, Kirby and tanukis (though NOT Shukaku, that's a given).
  • Butt-Monkey: He tends to receive more slapstick than Wiz.
  • The Cameo: Although his role as host of DBX has been ceded to Ringmaster, he does cameo in the opening of Batman vs. Iron Man when the new announcer is hosting the auction of a parent.
    Ringmaster: Put your hand down, we know you don't have any money.
  • Camera Obscurer: It turns out Wiz and Boomstick were never on camera until Mario Vs. Sonic because Boomstick left the lens cap on.
  • Carpet of Virility: As we can see when he tears his shirt off, Boomstick is quite hairy. Wiz certainly doesn't find it sexy, though.
  • Catch Phrase: Several.
  • Cerebus Retcon: In "Goro vs. Machamp," we learn that he was actually heartbroken when his ex-wife left him at the wedding reception for a four-armed man. He bitterly remarks, "I guess my special technique is signing divorce papers..."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's prone to going on tangents during the post-battle analysis and thought a baby launcher would be a good invention.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: His reaction to Gaara's defeat at Toph's hands is a lot more profanity than usual.
  • Cool Bike: He once owned a motorcycle, and tried to set it on fire like Ghost Rider's Hell Cycle. When Wiz expresses surprise that he owned a bike, Boomstick makes it clear that the bike didn't survive that experiment.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He coos at the kittens, the tanuki and the Waddle Dees.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He usually saves the "deadpan" for whoever lost the battle. Otherwise, he tends to be more over-the-top than Wiz.
  • Deal with the Devil: He makes a couple of comments that suggest he did this in the past. He wonders what kind of deal Nathan made with Satan to survive such big falls, adding that he knows that kind of thing comes with a terrible price, "Believe me." And when they talk about how Mitsuru's grandfather about how he experimented with Shadows (which Boomstick describes as basically demons), citing it as a bad idea since summoning demons is always a bad idea. "Trust me. It never works out. And when it does, it doesn't."
  • Death by Irony: Not Boomstick himself, but his Grandpappy Boomstick. Apparently a deranged chicken hunter, he eventually got killed by chickens. Boomstick ritualistically slaughters chickens to commemorate him.
  • Deep South: His accent and love of guns are the most noticeable of such traits. Chad (Boomstick's voice actor) outright classifies Boomstick as a redneck.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A case of this in the Batmobile Death Race where he obtained a bunch of cars with civilians as obstacles thinking the Batmen wouldn't blow them up. Justified when he believed that the Batmen's Thou Shalt Not Kill policies would prevent them from doing so, despite the Burton-Mobile dispatching the Bat-Pod permanently prior.
  • Disappeared Dad: Implied to be one to Evil Craig. It's also implied that he's the victim of one: Sarge.
    Boomstick: Hey, nice shotgun! I like the cut of your jib!
    Sarge: Hehehe. Well, whaddaya know? Someone who has an eye for the finer things in life!
    Boomstick: Hoho, you better believe it!
    Sarge: Y'know, you remind me of someone. Almost like the son that I… never wanted…
    Boomstick: Well, that's funny. I was about to say you're like the Pappy I never had. When I was a kid, he ran out on us to join the Army and never came back.
    Sarge: Huh. Well… how about that? Time to move along, I guess. Nothing to see here. Do-do-do Do-di-do Do-do.
    [Sarge backs away slowly. Everyone looks at Boomstick.]
    Boomstick: What a nice guy.
  • Ditzy Genius: See Hidden Depths and Dumbass Has a Point below, Boomstick is actually more clever than he sounds at times, and can keep up with Wiz.
  • Drunk Driver: According to Wiz, he once drove a dune buggy drunk. It ended up in a lake.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Occasionally says something insightful and intelligent in the middle of his ramblings.
    • This is highlighted to a point in Yoshi vs. Riptor, where he goes into great detail about Riptor being a velociraptor.
    • He also points how, despite their friendship, Red still treats Charizard like a slave because he always puts him in his Pokeball if he ever is done battling with him, just like all Pokemon Trainers.
  • Eagleland: Type 2. Loud, boisterous, idiotic (most of the time), and a lover of guns and beer. Ironically, these traits (along with a love of auto-homicide) have given Boomstick a warrant on his head in all 50 states.
  • Eccentric Millionaire: He claims that if he ever got rich, he would blow all his money on Bigfoot traps.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas:
    • During Gaara's analysis, when talking about how the love of Gaara's mother made him stronger, Boomstick admits he misses his own mother, and defends her and her cooking when Wiz makes a snide comment about the latter. And in Zuko vs. Todoroki, he says that he wishes Todoroki could inspire his own father to be a better person, but not his mother, "she's already perfect."
    • He also thinks fondly of his grandmother, as shown from the live pre-show for Yang vs Tifa.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Boomstick may be a raging alcoholic, but he draws the line at driving under the influence, though it's implied that he has indulged in DUI in the past.
    • He's definitely perverted but gives credit to female combatants when they prove themselves to be capable in a fight and chastises his grandfather for thinking that women can't be ass-kickers. He also berates Roll for "sending feminism back to the '60s".
    • He actually has no problem when he finds out Lucy murdered a bunch of kids because they murdered her adorable puppy and forced her to watch.
    • In that same episode, he appears to have an issue with dog harming in general.
    • In "Dr. Doom vs. Darth Vader", he is infuriated that Dr. Doom awarded himself a doctorate after taking over Latveria, claiming it an insult to everyone who actually had to work for one. Later, in "Dr. Fate vs. Dr. Strange", he's equally leary about Fate's title, until Wiz assures him that yes, he actually did earn a legitimate doctorate.
    • For a guy with such a clear love of violence he sounds quite somber when talking about the destruction of the nuclear bombs and the beginning of the nuclear age in Godzilla vs Gamera.
    • He signed the Death Race contract in strawberry jam, and is horrified that Wiz used blood instead. Also, he laughs when Mario flips Captain Falcon off after the captain saves his life from a spiked pinball, but still calls it a callous decision.
    • In Zuko vs. Shoto Todoroki, he is disgusted by Endeavour's choice to arrange a "Quirk marriage" for the express purpose of having a Yin-Yang Bomb of a child, calling it "Gross. Like I need a shower."
    • For all his love of death and murder, Boomstick is outraged in the preview of The Seven vs. The Boys when Homelander and Queen Maeve callously leave an airliner full of people to die.
    • He's outright concerned that Venom's rundown might need bits blurred out upon learning about the Klyntar's disturbing backstory.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He takes a less positive view of Sailor Galaxia's Death Equals Redemption moment from Sailor Moon. As far as he's concerned, she was "literally killed by kindness." Wiz, of all people, tells him to appreciate the nuance.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Apparently, he wants to eat a Pokémon.
    Boomstick: What?! They look delicious!
  • Fan Disservice: Wiz has seen him without his pants, twice, and he nearly vomits when Boomstick whips off his shirt in "Gray Vs. Esdeath".
  • Fat Bastard: He's a lot more heavyset than Wiz and equally prone to immoral decisions, such as testing explosive weaponry on the Death Battle interns.
  • Fat Idiot: He has his stupid moments.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Not Boomstick himself, but his ex-wife has this opinion of four-armed men, since she left him for one at the wedding reception. Boomstick says, "How am I supposed to compete with that?! He's got two more hands than me!"
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In-universe. In Season 5, when Wiz remarks that Boomstick would know all about Ultron's problems with his father figure, Boomstick flips Wiz off and says "Screw you, Wiz! You'll never understand!" Season 6's preview for Mechagodzilla confirms that Wiz does understand Boomstick's problems, because his own father has died and Wiz is desperately trying to revive him with cyber-necromancy.
  • Generation Xerox: His Gun Nut, Bad Boss, Ditzy Genius, Cloudcuckoolander, Large Ham, Deep South, Blood Knight, Bond One-Liner, Kick the Dog, and Hot-Blooded characteristics may come from his implied father, Sarge of Red Vs. Blue, or at least, that version of him.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: He certainly has no objections to how Rogue ended the fight between her and Wonder Woman.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards DUMMI, when he thinks Wiz is trying to replace him with the robot. He seems pretty eager to blow him up after the post-fight analysis.
  • Gun Nut: To a surprising degree, even with his Eagleland status. He'll enjoy guns that can trash talk for him, Prioritizes Abnormal Ammo to normal ammo, and if it causes more destruction, fun for him. Some of his favorites are Shotgun 1340, The Boneduster Shotgun, The R.Y.N.O (namely the Mark 5 variant), and the Nano Rifle. His usual contribution to the analysis of any fighter from a setting with firearms is to observe the firearms involved and provide their statistics.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The Ivy vs. Orchid video has him imply that his father was a zombie pirate. Then Screwattack's Top 10 Boomsticks list—which Boomstick hosted—reveals that Boomstick had 13 stepfathers by the age of 4. The zombie pirate in question could've been one of his many stepfathers.
  • Handicapped Badass: He has one leg, but he's an eager martial artist and Blood Knight. He's also better at running than Mob, according to Boomstick himself. That said, he can't do ballet with a shotgun leg.
  • Hangover Sensitivity: Is implied to be nursing a hangover during Ultron vs. Sigma, given his reaction to Dr. Wily's flying pod.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He's not really a hero, but he has a pet dog named Jack Spaniels that he's shown to love. Boomstick even develops a dislike for Carnage when he found out he tortured and killed a dog, and cheers Lucy on for killing several kids when he learns that they beat her puppy to death in front of her and approves of her apparent hatred of dog killers after she defeated Carnage.
  • Hidden Depths: He's more intelligent than his "redneck" persona would have you assume.
    • Wiz comments in the original Goku Vs. Superman that Boomstick's remark involving Superman's disguise was surprisingly profound. He's also surprised that Boomstick knew so much about dinosaurs when he discussed velociraptors. Most noticeable is him having a massive amount of understanding on weapons, and even Power Armor - to the point of him stating the difference between Robots and Power Armor and having him label the tanooki suit as "power armor".
    • He has a doctorate in poultry science as shown in the Darth Vader vs Doctor Doom battle, specializing in frying.
    • He was also able to say Tchaikovsky's name correctly, a fact that pleasantly surprised Wiz. He's also a fan of the 1812 Overture because it incorporated his favorite musical instrument - a cannon.
    • Shockingly, during the analysis of the Shredder, he demonstrated that he DID know what a mutagen was and its effects, proudly displaying his knowledge to everyone.
    • He displays a considerable knowledge of snakes in Thor vs Wonder Woman, even doing a calculation to measure the strength Thor needed to defeat the Midgard Serpent. He also does some calculations in Batman Beyond vs Spider-Man 2099, to see how impressive it was to survive a blast from a howitzer.
    • He displays a surprising knowledge of ecology in Samurai Jack vs. Afro Samurai, determining the baseline height of Jack's ability to "jump good" without any assistance from Wiz, by determining that Jack's treeline clearing jump feat likely took place in the African rainforest judging by the baboons in the area, as well as the fact that trees in that rainforest have been known to grow over 100 feet.
    • While it's apparently due to seeing enough "cash for gold" advertisements on TV, he is able to accurately determine the monetary value of a solid gold Chain Chomp within seconds of Wiz calculating its total weight, without any assistance whatsoever.
    • As shown in episodes like Leon Kennedy vs. Frank West, Roshi vs. Jiraiya, and Carnage vs. Lucy, if firearms come up in the analysis, expect Boomstick to go into great detail about their stats.
    • In Ganondorf vs. Dracula, he counts "six" on one hand by putting his thumb and pinky together and raising the other three fingers. This is actually correct in American Sign Language, implying that he has at least some knowledge in it.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": The Balrog vs. TJ Combo episode reveals that Boomstick is not his nickname.
  • Hot-Blooded: In contrast to the strait-laced Wiz, Boomstick's as bombastic as they come.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When DUMMI is introduced in Beerus vs. Sailor Galaxia, Boomstick takes offense to someone else tanking Wiz's attack showings. When Wiz hits Boomstick with fire and ice in Zuko vs. Shoto Todoroki, Boomstick takes offense to Wiz not using DUMMI for it.
  • I Call Him "Mister Happy": Decides to name his penis "Righteous Indignation", after Bucky O' Hare's ship.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Boomstick was apparently raised by a zombie pirate, though whether he hated him is debatable, he just says this:
    Boomstick: Zombie pirates don't make good fathers. Believe me, I know.
    Wiz: What.
  • Implausible Deniability: When Wiz asks him whether he's wanted in all 50 American states for car-related murder, he openly says "What? No!" and then hisses "Shut up, Wiz, we're on TV!"
  • In Love with Your Carnage:
    • He practically orgasms when he hears that the BFG-9000 isn't Doomguy's most powerful weapon.
    • He says "Mmmm...lovely!" after watching Lara Croft stabbing a man's skull with her climbing axe.
    • There's also the fact that witnessing Esdeath's sadism did nothing to discourage his crush on her; in fact, it only encouraged it.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: You wouldn't think he'd do this, but he did when he mentions the death of Optimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie, followed by going to hug his truck. And again when Optimus kills himself after winning the Death Race.
  • Insistent Terminology: He has "experience lines", not wrinkles, and he's not aging, he's "leveling up in life!"
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Shown to be a significant fan of both Trope Namers, calling out the "Hadoken!" in time with Ryu (and encouraging the viewer to do the same) when the move is mentioned in Ryu vs. Jin, and performing a Kamehameha (on Wiz, with the help of a shaken beer) in Roshi vs. Jiraiya.
  • Kick the Dog: After Wiz drives him insane with That Man, Boomstick takes it out on Wiz's pet robotic dog. It only happens in the preview. In the actual episode, he looks up That Man on the internet and calms down.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover:
    • While the "kindhearted" part is debatable, he absolutely adores kittens.
      Boomstick: Shut up! Kittens are adorable!
    • On the other hand, he owns a "laser-guided kitten cannon" and declared cats inferior to dogs (sans the Tigerzord). And in Beerus' preview, when he reads about the Omnicidal Maniac that is Lord Beerus( a Cat Folk Physical God), he decides to kill every cat in the world. He changes his mind upon hearing that Beerus and his brother Champa are named after alcoholic beverages, though.
  • Know When to Fold Them: In the preview for the Black Panther, he gets the idea to invade Wakanda. He wisely changes his mind after being shown a comic panel filled with the bodies of various Skrull warriors who tried to do just that.
  • Large Ham: Louder, more passionate and generally a bigger presence than the more reserved Wiz. Also, just listen to the way he says "GHOOOOSTS!!"
  • Last-Name Basis: If the manner in which he references his Mama and Grandpappy is to be taken at face value, Boomstick is most likely his maternal family name.
  • Laxative Prank: Apparently pulled this on his fourth-grade teacher and gave her the shits. He asks if Ghost Rider's Penance Stare (which forces targets to feel the pain they've intentionally inflicted on innocents) would give his soul the shits for said act.
  • Lethal Chef: According to Wiz, Boomstick's mom is this. He disagrees or is at least willing to defend her cooking as better than this.
  • Libation for the Dead: He does this in both of the Captain Marvel fights:
    • In the one against Android 18, he cracks open a cold one for Carol's predecessor:
      Boomstick: He's to you, Mar-Vel.
    • In the one against Shazam, after he drops a perfectly good beer, he pours one out for it.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: According to the "Top 10 Boomsticks" video, Boomstick's mom went through 13 ex-husbands. He wasn't even five years old before she settled on hubby number 14.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: He doesn't realize it, but he may be the abandoned son of Sarge. Suddenly a lot of his behavior makes sense. Although, whether or not this applies specifically to that version of Boomstick, or if it's even canon at all, is yet to be confirmed.
  • Made of Iron: Boomstick shrugs off things which really should be deadly for a human redneck. He's been turned into gold coins, been frozen solid, been firebent onto, and drunk the contents of 'a bunch of glowsticks', just to name a few. It's implied that there are things even he can't take, which is where DUMMI comes in.
  • Momma's Boy: In contrast to his deadbeat birth father and (many) stepfathers, whenever Mamma Boomstick comes up, Boomstick only has good things to say about her, even her awful cooking. He fondly remembers her teaching him martial arts, too.
  • Mundane Utility: Often makes a comment about how a fighter's equipment can be used to be lazy. Highlights include using the Sword of Omen's Tractor Beam to summon snacks or Aquaman's trident to go to Disney World.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
  • Naked First Impression: He apparently forgot his pants when he and Wiz were first acquainted.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In Gray's preview Boomstick assumes that his ice powers come from stripping so he decides to take off his pants, much to Wiz's horror and disgust.
  • No More for Me: When Nomad of Nowhere brings a can of beer to life in "Thanos vs. Darkseid", he decides he's drunk too much.
  • N-Word Privileges: Thinks his missing leg gives him license to make jokes about disabled people.
  • Obsessed with Food: Implied, besides his love for booze, Boomstick mentions food a lot like how he's still mad at Wiz about not letting him get a churro.
  • One-Note Cook: Before he discovered Blue Apron, he couldn't cook anything besides roast chicken.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • Realizes that he does one in He-Man vs Lion-O:
      "Aww, we missed the cute kitty stage! (Beat) SHUT UP, kittens are adorable!"
    • In Yang vs Tifa, not once does he make a perverted comment on either character. Wiz clearly expects him to but he was actually talking about something else. note 
    • In Zoro vs Erza, he never makes any real perverted comments towards Erza and instead calls her "damn near perfect", with only a quip about how the Seduction Armor would be useful by making it hard for a man to fight "with an erection".
  • Overprotective Dad: In the Tatsumaki preview episode, he says he has to go home to shoot the guy bringing his daughter home from a date. When Wiz questions what he'll do if the guy is on time, Boomstick replies that he's still shooting the guy on principle.
  • Persona Non Grata: According to Death Race 3, he's wanted in all 50 states of America because of his murderous actions with cars and people. He'd rather Wiz not discuss it on TV, though.
  • Pet the Dog: Considering how usually callous he and Wiz are when talking about anything tragic that happens to their opponents, when Wiz casually mentions Aerith's death, Boomstick politely tells him not to bring it up while shedding a tear.
  • Politically Correct Villain: He doesn't seem to mind bisexual people, judging by his comments that Portgas D. Ace would "make some lucky lass or lad very happy" if not for the fact that he died, and he doesn't mock Wiz for having an implied crush on Prince Zuko.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: In Death Race 4, Wiz asks Boomstick if he watches a lot of movies for thinking that the DeLorean spontaneously combusted at the starting line as oppose to time travelling. Ironic, since Booster Gold's preview implied he watched II.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Apart from being violent towards Wiz and at times murderous towards the interns, Boomstick is prone to singing the theme tunes of kid's TV shows, has an imaginary friend called Al Gundy, and is late introducing Leonardo in his Death Battle, because he's finishing a bowl of breakfast cereal.
  • Pungeon Master: Spouts off at least one pun in every episode with the Toph vs Garra match going to town, usually at the very end. Doesn't mean he'll like what he says though.
  • Raging Stiffie: Apparently, he finds it really hard to fight when suffering from erections, which is the reaction he thinks Erza Scarlet's Seduction Armor is supposed to provoke. In Flash vs. Sonic, we learn that he calls such erections "NARBs"- "No Apparent Reason Boners."
  • A Rare Sentence: In "Thanos vs. Darkseid", when Nomad of Nowhere drops in and brings a can of beer to life, Boomstick is so weirded out that he tells Wiz that he thinks he's drunk too much.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Or at least, Real Men Don't Blaspheme In Front Of Mutant Jesus(in other words, Cable).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: According to Yoshi vs. Riptor, he owns a pink car (with flame decals) which Riptor slams into, wrecking it.
    Boomstick: No, my car!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Wizard's blue, being louder and more excitable.
    • Like Wiz, he's color-coded with Crimson armor with White Trims in the Red vs Blue Special Episode.
  • Sad Clown: Despite all the mean jokes he makes about his ex-wife, he was genuinely heartbroken when she left him for a four-armed man before they even reached the wedding reception.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Boomstick mentioned that when he was young, Mama Boomstick trained him and his friends to eat 60 hotdogs in 10 minutes. It's implied that it haunts him to be the only one who survived.
  • Sleeves Arefor Wimps: His checkerboard trucker jacket has the sleeves torn off to display his thick, hairy, tattooed arms. The same goes for his alternate self Broomstick's lab coat.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Who would believe this shotgun-totting, swearing redneck actually has a college degree in poultry science?
  • Stout Strength: Refer to the above Fat Bastard and below.
  • Super Strength: If he isn't just bragging as always, Boomstick seems to be stronger than your average denizen of the Deep South.
    Boomstick: (on Lion-O's Claw Shield) …with which, in his first outing, he effortlessly punched down a tree. Hey, that's just like how I catch squirrels for supper!
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Whenever Boomstick obviously favors one character over their opponent, that character would always end up losing. He was understandably enthusiastic when Guts vs Nightmare finally had one of his favorite characters win, with him talking over Wiz during the post-match analysis so he could gush some more about the winner.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Squirrels. According to the 2014 SDC Death Battle panel, his favorite breakfast food is "Nana's Southern Fried Squirrel." He also mentions that Lion-O punching down trees is like "How I catch squirrels for supper!" In Thanos VS Darkseid He reveals that his mother's ghost pepper pie can have its taste weakened by using squirrel paste and Mega Man Battle Royale shows him eating a burger with a squirrel's tail sticking out.
  • Training from Hell: Mama Boomstick apparently put him through this... for hotdog eating. Notably averted for the traditional use, as Boomstick expresses fond memories of combat training with no indication of this trope.
  • Understatement: His only response to Shao Khan absorbing M. Bison's soul is "That can't be good".
  • Vocal Evolution: By the third or fourth episode, his voice started getting louder and took on a more pronounced Southern accent.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: He tries drinking Venom to empower himself before Wiz can tell him it's meant to be injected, leading to him vomiting onto DUMMI and the floor. Some of it's still clinging to his moustache afterwards.
  • The Watson: He tends to be the one to ask the questions about Wizard's scientific facts so that they can be more easily explained to the audience. According to many 'Behind The Scenes' videos, Boomstick tries to contradict Wiz's researching and claims with questions normal people would ask about the combatants.
  • Weight Woe: He seems a little hurt when Wiz says never to underestimate fat opponents in Wario vs. King Dedede.
  • What Does This Button Do?: When Wiz brings out a "Multiverse Manipulator" in Miles Morales vs. Static, Boomstick doesn't even let him finish a sentence before Boomstick yells "BUTTON!" and presses it.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Boomstick shows incredible disdain for characters who rely on The Power of Friendship, most likely seeing that kind of thing Tastes Like Diabetes for such a guy like him. He prefers characters who are The Social Darwinist like Esdeath.
  • Who's on First?: While going over Sol Badguy, Wiz brings up That Man. Hilarity Ensues when Boomstick asks which one.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Death Battle removes a combatant's restraints that might make them hold back, but otherwise leaves their personality intact; DBX, meanwhile, is openly advertised by Ringmaster as "no rules, no research, only bloodshed". When four Batmen are involved in the first episode of Death Race and Boomstick is put in charge of obstacle acquisition, he gathers a bunch of Gothamites for a traffic jam under the assumption that the former holds true here as well, only to find out that the latter is more accurate when each of the three surviving racers at that point fires a missile into the crowd.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Boomstick's approval of Wiz watching body inflation videos for "research".

    Ringmaster 
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The totally sane announcer.
His appearance in Season 4. 
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my arena where there's no rules, no research, only bloodshed!"

Voiced by: Billy Burson III

The host for DBX starting with Season 4 and Death Race.


  • Ascended Extra: In addition to announcing the exhibition, Batman vs. Iron Man has him hosting an auction. The fight starts because he puts up a parent as the latest item.
  • The Cameo: Similar to Boomstick cameoing in Batman VS Iron Man, Ringmaster makes a minor cameo in Deadpool VS Mask where he is on the side of a bus prior to the fight starting.
  • Catch Phrase: Like Boomstick, Ringmaster usually offers the lead-in to every fight scene itself the same way, though he does have a few custom ones.
    "So, without further ado, let the exhibition... BEGIIIN!"
  • Cool Shades: He's always seen wearing shades not dissimilar from Kamina's.
  • Couch Gag: Catches his microphone in a different way for the opening of each Death Race, in contrast to his consistent claims in DBX.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He's noticeably darker-skinned than Wiz and Boomstick, and though his hair color varies depending on the event, he's fond of bright dyes and is most frequently seen with pink.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite callously condemning Ron and Harry to a violent death by race, he considers KITT hijacking Wiz' body to be horrific...certainly more so than Boomstick considers it.
  • Hammy Herald: Without any proper analysis to go through, it's Ringmaster's job to introduce the characters for DBX and Death Race, for the sake of viewers who might only be watching for one or the other.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": In his intro, he says "I am Ringmaster!", not "I am the ringmaster!"
  • Incoming Ham: "I am Ringmaster, your announcer, your host extraordinaire for this extravaganza!"
  • Lack of Empathy: Shockingly, in Death Race: Optimus Prime Vs. Thomas The Tank Engine, he appears to be even less empathetic than Wiz and Boomstick themselves. Whereas they are shocked by Harry and Ron's fiery death, and solemn and (in Boomstick's case) tearful after Optimus kills himself, he focuses instead on the fact that Optimus won the race, regardless of the personal cost to Optimus.
  • Large Ham Announcer: He really seems to enjoy his job and brings a lot of theatrics.
    "And let me welcome you to... THE EXHIBITIOOOOON!"
  • Laughing Mad: After taking absinthe, and telling the policemen who want to arrest him, "YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE, JUST TRY IT, COPPERS!!!"
  • Limited Wardrobe: While he does have more suits than his pink one, he's an example of the having-multiples-of-the-same-outfit subtrope as he was seen ordering a hundred pink suits in a Honey ad that plays before a few episodes.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Judging by the way that he cheerfully imitates the Scout Trooper's Speeder Bike and then insists "I'm not normally this weird, I-I swear.", it's safe to say he qualifies as this. As for the "Psychopathic" part, he's forcing people like Ron and Harry into death races.
  • Serious Business: According to him, pizza delivery is "one of the holiest endeavours ever conceived by mankind".
  • Would Hurt a Child: He takes 12-year old Harry Potter and Ron Weasley captive in Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia and forces them to compete in exchange for letting them reunite with their parents afterwards...and he mockingly notes under his breath that Harry doesn't have any parents. And he doesn't feel any remorse after they're the first casualties of the Death Race.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ringmaster's pompadour changes color depending on the episode. It's been pink for many of the episodes but will change depending on a character theming, as he changed it to blue for Metal Sonic vs. Mega Man and black for Venom vs. Spawn. Back-to-back episodes of Shantae vs. Shovel Knight and Goku vs. Gon showed him consistently with a black suit and dark grey hair, as shown in the picture above.

    DUMMI 
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The disposable demonstrator.

"How may I be exploited today?"

Voiced by: Chris Demarais

A line of test robots Wiz designed to safely demonstrate abilities and weapons without killing either him or Boomstick. The full designation is "Disposable Unit for Meticulous Matchup Investigations".


  • A.I.-cronym: His, or rather the entire DUMMI line's, full designation is "Disposable Unit for Meticulous Matchup Investigations".
  • Butt-Monkey: It's his job description! His first appearance has him get disintegrated and Wiz has plenty more.
  • Cat Smile: In Zuko vs. Shoto Todoroki, when Wiz Firebends and accidentally hits Boomstick with fire instead of him, he makes one of these after laughing.
  • Cessation of Existence: The first iteration of DUMMI suffers from this courtesy of being subjected to destruction energy via Wizard. Fortunately, Wiz has many copies of DUMMI to replace destroyed models.
  • The Cynic: He doesn't have a very great view on life, citing how there's no point to his own existence. Given he was designed and built by Wiz to be a test dummy, it's not hard to see why he's like this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: You have to be to deliver quips like Wiz and Boomstick.
  • Death Glare: His response to Boomstick ordering him to clean up the Venom Boomstick vomited onto the floor(and onto DUMMI himself.)
  • Death Seeker: On account of being a Straw Nihilist. He doesn't try preventing Wiz from destroying him- or Boomstick, after the analysis.
    Boomstick: Can I blow him up this time?
    DUMMI: I look forward to it.
  • Flat Joy: His response to Wiz deciding not to freeze him.
  • Job-Stealing Robot: Boomstick initially believes that this is what DUMMI is.
    Boomstick: You're trying to replace me!
  • Kick the Dog: He laughs callously at Boomstick after Wiz blowtorches him. Then again, DUMMI's most likely happy that Wiz is not blowtorching him instead.
  • Machine Monotone: He talks like this, given weight by his Straw Nihilist personality. The only time he raises his voice is when he experiences immense pain - even being transmuted into pure fire didn't get more a simple ow from him.
  • Made of Iron: Yes, ha ha, we get the joke, but while DUMMI doesn't look like much, the only thing that has so far been able to destroy him is Destruction ki, which erases anything it touches from existence.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: It's very clear that he experiences pain, but unless it is from something excrutiatingly painful, like being erased from existence, he doesn't even yell out in pain.
    DUMMI: (After having been turned into pure fire) Ow...
  • Meaningful Name: He's literally a crash test dummy for the Death Battle co-hosts.
  • Not So Stoic: His deadpan annoyance disappears when Boomstick pukes on him (having tried to drink the Venom chemical rather than inject it) and he looks genuinely freaked out. Followed by him actually glaring angrily when Boomstick orders him to clean the mess up.
  • Put on a Bus: He doesn't appear in "Venom vs. Crona", so Boomstick is the test subject of Ragnarok's Scream Resonance instead.
  • A Rare Sentence: In "Wally West vs. Archie Sonic", describing how Ixis Naugus somehow caused Bunnie Rabbot's cyborg parts to return to flesh and blood, it was "a sentence so absurd, it likely damaged [his] internal processor".
  • We Have Reserves: DUMMI has numerous back-up bodies, as Wiz confirms after destroying one.

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    Jocelyn 
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"Well, since I'm not getting anything else, I thought I might as well achieve some kind of internet notoriety!"

Voiced by: Lisa Foiles

Originally a poorly paid intern and the person responsible for doing most of the more obscure information on combatants, Jocelyn was given her own show by the two hosts of Death Battle as an alternative to actually paying her. Her show, The Desk of Death Battle, focuses on facts that have been discovered, but don't contribute in any way to the combatants' strengths and weaknesses in the main show, but are surprising or interesting or, more often than not, just plain weird enough to be an episode's topic.


  • Ascended Extra: Jocelyn was a minor ScrewAttack personality. Now she's a host of her own show.
  • Author Avatar: She appears in some episodes as a red-haired Konata Izumi with glasses. She finally revealed her true look in the video "The Death of Archie Sonic".
  • Brick Joke: In "Is Knuckles a God?!", she claims she could do an entire video on the whole Ken Penders debacle. She does just that in "The Death of Archie Sonic".
  • Butt-Monkey: Comes with interning under Wiz and Boomstick. It even happens off-camera. In the past, she got blown up for trying to steal Stuttering Craig's hat. At episode 100, Wiz and Boomstick get into an argument over leaving the lens on the camera for 99 episodes, but can both agree on one solution: blame her.
  • Deus ex Machina: Discussed in the "Cancer Killed Captain America's Shield??" episode. Cap's shield was destroyed, only to be put back together by a villain named Klaw.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: She said she once gorged on comfort food after one of her boyfriends left her.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She's the one who actually does the research.
  • Idiot Ball: Discussed in the episode "Boba Fett is an IDIOT!!" when she explains the many times Fett fell into the Sarlacc. In her words: "See, being clever doesn't disqualify you from being an idiot. It's possible to be both."
  • The Intern: She's introduced as an intern for Wiz and Boomstick, and a rather underpaid one, at that.
  • Only Sane Woman: Her bosses are (when in character) a mad scientist and a quirky redneck; it would be difficult for her to not be the sanest member of such a group.
  • Otaku Surrogate: Says that Japan is the best place ever for having Nintendo, anime, and sushi.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Kinda. She gets her own spinoff show, but it's only really a way to not actually pay her. In addition to that, in later Death Battle episodes, her bosses sometimes advertise her show at the end of their episode.

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