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    Lara Croft vs. Nathan Drake 

Lara Croft

Lara: "Don't you think you've seen enough?"
Voiced by: Eileen Montgomery

The Tomb Raider

  • Action Girl: As one of gaming's best and earliest examples, let's just say that she's the page image for a good reason.
  • Adventure Archaeologist: She travels the world looking for rare artifacts and getting into fights with all manner of people and creatures.
  • Angst? What Angst?: She survived a plane crash and had to survive for over a week when she was young. Surprisingly, she wasn't traumatized- and she actually wanted to continue adventuring afterwards.
  • Apologetic Attacker: When she's about to nail Nate with an arrow, she says, "Sorry! Have to do what I have to do." She doesn't kill him with it, though.
  • Archer Archetype: Since 2013 she uses a makeshift compound bow against enemies as well as for travel. In the fight, she smacks Nathan in the head with the bow, but before she can fire an arrow at him, she's forced to jump out of the jeep before it crashes into some rocks.
  • Badass Boast: Advises Nate to back off from the treasure before it gets ugly:
    Lara: Either walk away, or die right here.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Subverted, she's got scratches on her right arm and brow after jumping out of the crashing jeep.
  • Blade Brake: She can do this with her climbing axe to slow, or even stop, her fall. She's forced to use this after she fails to make the jump when the temple collapses.
  • Bond One-Liner: After dispatching Nathan by impaling him with a falling helicopter propeller, she recovers the Holy Grail the two were fighting over, and inspects it before taking it with her—
    Lara: Hmm... not a scratch!
  • Boobs of Steel: As Boomstick is happy to point out.
  • Boxing Battler: It was mentioned her preferred style of melee combat resembles kickboxing.
  • Composite Character: Her appearance here combines not just feats from the original Lara (the first game to Angel of Darkness), but from the second (Legend to Underworld) and third (Tomb Raider (2013) to Rise of the Tomb Raider) incarnations of her as well. Feats and showings from the Tomb Raider animated series are also featured, along with ones from the Top Cow comic book adaptation.
  • Evil Brit: Inverted, she's British, and she's every bit as heroic as the American Nate. She still tries to kill him though.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her signature weapons are modified Heckler & Koch USP Match pistols, referred to as RGB Mach 5.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She once blew up a helicopter by throwing her climbing axe at it, which Wiz theorizes means that she hit the air intake. This was ultimately her ace in the hole, shooting Drake out of the air after he hijacked her helicopter.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Lara has received expert training in numerous armed and unarmed combat disciplines. Boomstick compares her to Batman, if he hunted for treasure and had guns. Her formal training gives her an edge over Drake, who was largely self-taught.
  • Made of Iron: Lara's survived all sorts of injuries that should have, by all accounts, been the death of her. Surviving the rebar impalement in her 2013 game, while still having the ability to survive a week on that island (which, in that timeline, was BEFORE she became a seasoned badass), gives her a leg up on Drake, who once took a bullet wound in the same part of the body, collapsed shortly after, and would have died without being rescued— and was still unconscious for three days.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Born into a rich family, and yet loves the thrill of adventure.
  • One-Woman Army: She's killed hordes of humans, dinosaurs, and even a god.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: She wins the fight, and successfully recovered the Holy Grail... but killing Drake meant blowing up her ride home, leaving her stranded in the desert. Not like that's a big problem for her considering that she's been through worse, but still an inconvenience.
  • Powerful Pick: Lara uses a climbing pick in melee combat, and even uses it to survive a fall into a pit that Nathan Drake jumped past. She's even destroyed a helicopter by throwing a pick at it, which is what she does to take down the helicopter that Nathan attempted to escape in.
  • Super Strength: She's pushed limestone blocks, the same type of blocks used to build the Great Pyramid, by herself. This gives her a slight advantage over Drake, as this feat gives her about a seven-ton advantage over his biggest feat of strength.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Her response to Nate knocking the Grail off its pedestal with a stray bullet. Given that the Grail temple starts self-destructing afterwards, it makes sense.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her greatest fear? Her aunt's pet corgi.

Nathan Drake

Chloe Frazer: "What the hell did you do back there?"
Nathan: "Oh, you know. Save the world."
Voiced by:: Gianni Matragrano

Seeker of the Uncharted

  • Action Dad: As of the epilogue of his fourth game, Nate and his wife Elena have a 15-year old daughter, Cassie.
  • Adventure Archaeologist: Though he prefers the term "treasure hunter", he explores remote locations and gets into fights over ancient artifacts.
  • Badass Bookworm: Besides getting into fights with mercenaries, he's also a history buff.
    Nathan: First rule about me— I don't walk away.
  • Badass Driver: He's shown to be skilled in driving a variety of different vehicles, even when he's under attack— making use of a jeep and a helicopter over the course of the fight itself. The latter proves to be Nathan's undoing when Lara throws her climbing axe into the helicopter's air intakes, exploding it in mid-air and causing him to fall and be impaled by the wreckage.
  • Born Lucky: Nate's had his good fortune bail him out of some tough situations over the years. This is ultimately subverted during the fight itself, however, with Nathan ultimately getting killed due to having bad luck for once. As the hosts point out, everyone's luck runs out at some point.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A key aspect of his character. In the fight itself, he gets a good few quips in—
    Nathan: (being held at gunpoint by Lara) Uh, hey there. I'm guessing the whole "finders keepers" rule isn't going to apply?

    Nathan: (after discovering the Holy Grail and getting into a gunfight with Lara over it) Ah, it never fails! I get to the gold at the end of the rainbow, and somebody tries to kill me!

    Nathan: (after shooting the Holy Grail to knock it back toward him, and catching it) Hehe! Ah, not a scratch!
    Lara: Do you know what you've done?!
    (the Holy Grail's plinth retracts into the floor and causes the temple to start collapsing)
    Nathan: Eh, that's probably not good. (statue collapses near them) OK, that's definitely not good!
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: He uses his own fists in melee combat. However, whilst he can hold his own for the most part, he's generally less skilled than Lara both strength-wise and in both armed and unarmed combat.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On the receiving end. He tries to escape with the Holy Grail in Lara's helicopter, but she shoots him down. After he makes a backbreaking fall, he survives...only to be impaled through the chest by the helicopter's falling rotary blades.
  • Indy Ploy: Nate's smarts have helped him find a way out of many a sticky situation. However, in the post-fight analysis, it's noted that Lara tends to keep a more level head in a pinch.
  • Jump Physics: At one point, Drake was able to make a 19-foot long jump from a standstill, nearly seven feet longer than the current record holder. His jump is much better than Lara's, allowing him to effortlessly escape the collapsing temple and get a headstart while Lara had to climb out of the pit.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After Nathan survives the Jeep crash and gets the Holy Grail, he escapes in Lara's helicopter. However, he's killed after Lara brings it down using her climbing axe, and ends up falling a great height and being impaled by the wreckage after he lands.
  • Made of Iron: Drake regularly survives explosions and drops that would kill a normal man several times over. In the fight proper, he survives a truck crash, an exploding helicopter, and the resulting fall. Lara still has him beat in this area, however, having survived impalement by rebar while still being able to fight through a week from hell on an island full of hostiles, while Drake collapsed from a bullet wound in the same part of the body after a short time, and would have died if he hadn't been rescued, to the point where he was unconscious for three days.
  • Not My Lucky Day: His luck couldn't keep him safe against Lara forever. In fact, Nate gets done in by an instance of bad luck: after he survives the destruction of a helicopter, the propellers just happen to skewer him in the gut.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Nathan's tough enough to survive falling over forty feet, and getting up without a scratch. This holds technically true in the fight itself as well— although he survives the fall from Lara's exploding helicopter handily enough, it's getting impaled by the falling propellers that ultimately does him in.
  • Oh, Crap!: After Lara jumps out of the truck, leaving it without a driver and about to plow into stone debris. This is practically Nate's Catchphrase.
  • One-Man Army: Drake has gone through scores of mercenaries and thugs over the years as an explorer.
  • Super Strength: Drake's pushed 20-ton boulders with his bare hands. Lara edges him out here, however, as she's pushed 27-ton limestone blocks for longer distances.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't hesitate to punch and shoot at Lara.

    Scrooge McDuck vs. Shovel Knight 

Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge: "I don't know which was wilder in those days, the wolves or me!"

The Wealthiest Waterfowl to Ever Live

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Although he's not formally educated— having learned far more than most scholars ever would just by being on the road— this is what he does in his spare time.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Having fought knights before, he knows where their weak point is. He does use this knowledge when finishing off Shovel Knight by using the Shovel Blade to strike at his unprotected neck.
  • Berserk Button: Thieves. The whole reason he attacks Shovel Knight is that he's trying to make off with his treasure.
  • Brave Scot: A proud Scotsman and fearless adventurer.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: One of the factors in his victory is that he's fought knights and magicians before and come out on top. His opponent, on the other hand, has never fought anyone quite like him.
  • Cane Fu: His advanced age requires him to use a cane, which he uses as his main weapon in a fight. The cane can't penetrate Shovel Knight's armour.
  • Cool Guns: He has a vintage blunderbuss he likes to use to drive anyone unwelcome out of his property, though he doesn't use it in the fight proper.
  • Cool Old Guy: Not only has Scrooge been on countless adventures all over the world across the years, he still keeps going on them despite his advanced age. As Shovel Knight finds out the hard way, old does not mean helpless.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: While his feats and stats eclipse that of Shovel Knight, he initially appears to be on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle until he pulls out the Anti-Inertia and Neutra-Friction Rays.
  • Death from Above: Performs his classic cane dive on Shovel Knight, but it can't penetrate Shovel Knight's armour. He's more successful the second time around with Shovel Knight's own Shovel Blade.
  • Death Glare: Gives several to Shovel Knight throughout the fight, with his final one being particularly notable considering he's covered in both his own and Shovel Knight's blood and watching his opponent's decapitated body sink into his money horde.
  • Decapitation Presentation: He puts Shovel Knight's head on a pike outside his mansion as a warning to future would-be thieves.
  • Determinator: He didn't become the richest duck in the world by giving up when things looked tough. Even after a brutal beatdown at the hands of Shovel Knight, he just keeps going until he clinches victory.
  • Fiction 500: Holds the title of "Richest Duck in the World", and that's just in monetary wealth. It doesn't take into account things like his various business dealings or his collection of priceless artifacts, which include a unicorn, the Holy Grail, and a Philospher's Stone. He also invented concrete and created the Superbowl.
  • Good Luck Charm: The #1 Dime. Everything goes wrong for Scrooge if it's not in his possession. Though he doesn't see it that way and gets mad when someone claims it to be that, since it implies he didn't get where he was through his own blood, sweat, and tears (something he's immensely proud of).
  • Guns Akimbo: He uses his ray guns this way in the fight animation.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A McDuck clan trait, one he shares with his sister Hortense and her son Donald (though not to their level).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: On the giving end, as he kills Shovel Knight with his own weapon.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Earned his fortune "square" through legitimate hard work and business cunning, and he's very proud of that fact, as stated in his personal motto
    Scrooge: I made it by bein' tougher than the toughies, and smarter than the smarties! And I made it square!
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He's shown to be able to shoot blowflies out of the air with a gun and throw knives with extreme precision.
  • Improbable Weapon User: At one point during the fight, he uses his cane as a golf club, launching vases, statue busts, and trophies at his opponent.
  • Mama's Boy: When a group of thugs tried to rip Scrooge off, they tied him up to a steamboat and made fun of a letter informing of his mother's passing. That pissed him off so much that he tore the boat in two.
  • Made of Iron: Not only is he physically made of iron (regularly surviving explosions and taking damage that should kill him), but he's physiologically made of iron, since there's no other way for him to have lived the life he did and still make it to over 100 in as good of shape as he is (still able to go on adventures Indiana Jones-style). As the hosts note in the post-fight analysis, Shovel Knight lacked a way to kill him quickly, as his arsenal pales to the things Scrooge has survived. Even after he endures a full beatdown from Shovel Knight, aside from making him bleed, it doesn't stop him from continuing the fight.
  • Money Fetish: So much so that one of his favourite past-times is literally swimming in his money. It's presented as a flaw in that his love of money can leave Scrooge distracted and open for attack, but in fact since Shovel Knight was trying to steal from him, it actually keeps Scrooge laser-focused on eliminating Shovel Knight as opposed to the opposite.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He has to keep earning money, whether it be through treasure hunts, business deals, or lucrative gambles, or he falls into depression.
  • #1 Dime: Owns the Trope Namer. And as its name suggests, it's the very first dime he ever made, hence its immeasurable value to Scrooge. Heck, it even kickstarted his wealth: it was the first piece of currency he ever received, problem was, it's an American dime, making it pretty useless in Scotland. So Scrooge journeyed to America to start his quest for wealth.
  • Oh, Crap!: He panics after he's nearly crushed by his own cannon after he's knocked into his money pool, and again when his Cane Fu fails to pierce Shovel Knight's armour, leaving him wide open for a counterattack.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: How does Shovel Knight find his way into the McDuck Mansion? Scrooge left the front door wide open while also leaving a trail of priceless treasures outside leading into his residence. Either that, or somebody else could've stolen from him beforehand and left a trail of treasures dropped and the front door open.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Serves as this to Shovel Knight; Scrooge has fought knights before, whereas nothing Shovel Knight has fought is anything like Scrooge.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Performs his classic cane drop on Shovel Knight several times, but finds himself unable to penetrate his armor and barely has time to realize it's not working before he gets attacked for his trouble.
  • The Quiet One: Neither he nor his opponent says a word for the entire fight. However, this is partly justified due to it being fully 8 bit.
  • Racist Grandpa: Is quite proud to have been taught by Buffalo Bill in "Injun-style" sword fighting (in which he 'scalps' a knight's plume off his helmet). Wiz just shrugs it off as this trope, since Scrooge is over 150 years old.
  • Rags to Riches: Went from a poor boy in Scotland to the richest duck in the world through hard work.
  • Ray Gun: The Anti-Inertia Ray and the Neutra-Friction Ray. On top of his vast experience and superior strength, these weapons were the final nail on the coffin in his overwhelming advantage over Shovel Knight, since the weapons could literally break the laws of physics.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Owns an Anti-Inertia Ray and a Neutra-Friction Ray, ray guns that literally break the laws of physics by altering and eliminating a target's inertia and friction (although not their personal gravity).
  • Secret Weapon: He keeps quite a few cannons around his mansion. However, Shovel Knight has reliably dealt with cannonballs before, rendering this advantage moot.
  • Super Speed: Once skipped a silver dollar over the Potomac River, and then rowed a boat fast enough to catch it on the other side, meaning he must have crossed a distance of about 1300 feet in only 5.4 seconds. This feat obviously gave Scrooge the speed advantage over Shovel Knight.
  • Super Strength: In his youth he was able to rip apart a pair of riverboat smokestacks he was chained between with his bare hands, and even into his old age he's shown plenty feats of strength that show he's still got it. This gives him the strength advantage over Shovel Knight.
  • Tactical Withdrawal: He tries to do this after the initial skirmish ends poorly for him, but Shovel Knight's Duster Knuckle prevents him from getting away.
  • Unexpected Character: Although Scrooge wasn't an unrequested character for Death Battle and they have used cartoon characters in the past, it's incredibly rare should they do so, along with Scrooge being one of 2 original Disney representatives (the other being Goliath).
  • Unstoppable Rage: The one time Scrooge matched his sister and her son in anger, he single-handedly tore down two riverboat smokestacks (that he was chained between), threw a grand piano through a window, and took the crooked owner and his men to jail.

Shovel Knight

Boomstick: "Still, he's one deadly warrior who isn't afraid to put his enemies six-feet under."

A Shining Example of the Code of Shovelry

  • Adaptational Villainy: The setting of the fight has him trying to steal Scrooge's treasure hoard.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Having no protection in his neck area, he's finished off by Scrooge when the duck who has experience in fighting knights strikes him there three times.
  • Anchors Away: The Throwing Anchor relic, shown during the rundown but not used during the fight.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Make no mistake; Shovel Knight's chivalry towards others is not a sign of weakness, even after his brief retirement.
  • Buried Alive: Thanks to the Anti-Inertia Ray removing his inertia but not personal gravity, as well as the Neutra-Friction Ray removing his friction, he slowly begins sinking into Scrooge's Money Bin treasure. He doesn't die this way, though, since Scrooge decapitates him before that can happen.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: While his feats and stats are eclipsed by Scrooge McDuck's, he initially appears to be on the giving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle until Scrooge McDuck pulls out his rayguns to turn the tide.
  • Dead Guy on Display: His head winds up on a pike outside of Scrooge's mansion to deter other would-be thieves.
  • Eye Reaction: His eyes are only visible when he's in awe of Scrooge's treasure, or when he's about to be killed with his own weapon.
  • Genius Bruiser: The respect Shovel Knight gets is out of raw skill, and it's not unjustified; he's able to use all his tools masterfully and has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. That said, he's not very smart outside that.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Scrooge kills him with his own shovel blade.
  • Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: The Chaos Sphere Relic, mentioned but not seen during the actual match.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Has a ton of relics for use in battle and he carries them all with him.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Deconstructed. He tries to loot Scrooge's house, but Scrooge gets rightfully pissed off and defends his property.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: After having all of his inertia canceled out by Scrooge's physics-breaking Anti-Inertia Ray and Neutra-Friction Ray, Shovel Knight sinks into Scrooge's treasure hoard and leaves himself wide open for a killing blow. After he loses his head, the rest of his body sinks into the hoard, never to be seen again.
  • Instant Flight: Just Add Spinning!: The Propeller Dagger can spin and allow Shovel Knight to fly forward in short bursts, used once in a combo against Scrooge.
  • Intangibility: The Phase Locket can turn Shovel Knight incorporeal for a short time and avoid damage. Mentioned, but not used in the fight, as Shovel Knight drops it after Scrooge runs into him at the start of the fight.
  • Magic Knight: His shovel is far from useless, but he's got plenty of magical items to back himself up in case. Unfortunately for him, his vast arsenal still can't close the wide gap between the combatants' physical abilities.
  • Mana Meter: Shovel Knight's magical weapons use a limited supply of mana. With no way to recharge in the middle of battle outside of a very limited supply of ichor, he would eventually run dry, a danger that doesn't apply to his opponent.
  • Musical Assassin: The War Horn, which is so loud that any enemies in the general vicinity fall to their doom. It's also Boomstick's personal favorite weapon of Shovel Knight's, though it doesn't show up in the fight itself.
  • Off with His Head!: Scrooge chops off Shovel Knight's head with his own shovel blade, then mounts his severed head outside his mansion as a warning to other would-be thieves.
  • Oh, Crap!: He realizes just how screwed he is when Scrooge jumps at him with his own Shovel Blade, while he's helpless due to Scrooge's ray guns.
  • Playing with Fire: The Flare Wand, a Magic Wand that can shoot Fireballs.
  • Power Fist: The Duster Knuckles, able to pierce through stone effortlessly. During the fight, he uses it to effortlessly punch through Scrooge's solid metal security door.
  • The Quiet One: Neither he nor his opponent says a word for the entire fight. However, this is partly justified due to it being fully 8 bit.
  • Rod-and-Reel Repurposed: Uses his Fishing Rod to reel in one of Scrooge's cannon balls and send it right back at him.
  • Shovel Strike: It's in his name after all... and ultimately his death as well, as once Scrooge's ray guns rendered him helpless, nothing could stop the mallard from using his own razor sharp Shovel Blade against him.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Quit adventuring for a few years after assuming Shield Knight had met her demise, Wiz commenting that such an action sort of proves that Shovel Knight isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • Unexpected Character: While Shovel Knight is a requested character, saying nobody saw him fighting Scrooge McDuck is quite the understatement.

    Venom vs. Bane 

Venom (Eddie Brock)

Ashley Kafka: "Eddie, is that you?"
Venom: "There's no more Eddie, and no more symbiote! Only... Venom"!
Voiced by:: Adam Wennick

The Ultimate Antithesis to Spider-Man

  • All Webbed Up: As a result of being bonded to Spider-Man, the symbiote can produce organic webbing from its biomass that is even stronger than Spider-Man's, but overusing this can weaken it. After Bane is crippled by having his Venom supply cut off, Venom webs him up, giving him the opportunity to finish him off.
  • Anti-Hero: The Eddie Brock incarnation of Venom had a twisted sense of honor and went out of his way to protect those he deems innocent, but doesn't hesitate to use lethal force on those he deems guilty for any reason.
  • Ax-Crazy: The symbiote was corrupted by malevolent hosts into a rage-addicted predatory monster with a ravenous hunger for flesh.
  • Badass Boast: When he survives Bane's backbreaker:
    Venom: WE'RE... UNBREAKABLE!
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: The symbiote was corrupted by being used to carry out a genocide, reducing its first host's homeworld to a barren wasteland.
  • Bond One-Liner: After blowing Bane's head open:
    Venom: (in a creepy sing-song voice) POP GOES THE WEEEEEEASEL!
  • Brain Food: The Venom symbiote needs to get a regular intake of phenethylamine to stay healthy. This chemical is found in chocolate... as well as human brains. During his time as Venom, Eddie ate chocolate to avoid becoming a cannibal but the symbiote prefers the latter and it also gets its meal at the end of the fight.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: The Venom symbiote tends to turn anyone it possesses into a murderous psycho.
  • Combat Tentacles: The symbiote can freely extend its biomass into tentacles and pseudopods, which can be used for locomotion or to restrain and attack opponents.
  • Composite Character: Is a composite of the various Venoms from the mainstream Earth-616 comics — including the symbiote's clone Mania, Spider-Man 3, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, and the various animated series. The show uses the Venom symbiote's most popular host, Eddie Brock.
  • The Corruptible: The symbiote wasn't always evil, but was corrupted into a predatory monster by bonding to evil and/or insane hosts.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Both Eddie and the symbiote, which lead to their creation.
    • Eddie Brock was a newspaper reporter who had reported on a heavy bombshell about the identity of a serial killer, the Sin-Eater, only for Spider-Man to reveal the man's true identity. He was subsequently fired from his job, disowned by his father, divorced from his wife and discovered he had terminal cancer.
    • The symbiote was once part of a peace-loving race who only sought to make their hosts stronger. It lost its sanity after bonding with mentally unstable hosts like a murderous alien and Deadpool. When Spider-Man rejected it and tried to kill it, it grew angry at its former host and sought to either reclaim or kill him.
  • Evil Counterpart: Formerly one to Spider-Man, the symbiote having copied his powers while bonded to him.
  • Healing Factor: The Venom symbiote is capable of healing its host from injuries as severe as having their torso vaporized, although this takes time and leaves the host in a weakened state until they're fully healed. It was a deciding factor in Venom's favor; while both combatants have survived hits from foes much more powerful than them, the symbiote's superior healing gave it the edge over Bane's Venom.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Through its oddball collection of hosts, the Venom symbiote has gone through this trope, from Agent of the Cosmos to bloodthirsty monster to superhero to Lethal Protector to the strongman of Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts and Dark Avengers to a black ops supersoldier, Secret Avenger, Guardian of the Galaxy, and Agent of the Cosmos to mob enforcer, then back to Lethal Protector.
  • Hero Killer: Venom has maimed a few heroes in his day, including eating one of Steel Spider's arms.
  • Immune to Bullets: The Venom symbiote is capable of blocking and absorbing bullets and even sending them right back at the shooter. In the fight proper, Venom uses it to send bullets fired by Bane back at their sender, not that Bane himself was hurt.
  • Irrational Hatred:
    • The symbiote hates Spider-Man for rejecting it when it only wanted to protect and empower him, and for abandoning it on a strange and hostile planet.
    • Eddie Brock was fired from his job as a reporter when Spider-Man unwittingly revealed that the man Brock had been interviewing for an exposé on the Sin Eater serial killer was a compulsive confessor. Humiliated, disowned, divorced, and diagnosed with terminal cancer, he blamed Spider-Man for his misfortune and would have committed suicide had he not come across the symbiote.
  • Laughing Mad: He's introduced in the fight this way, laughing manically as he feasts on Bane's cronies before appearing to challenge the man himself.
  • Legacy Character: The symbiote has had multiple hosts, both human and non-human, with Deadpool, Spider-Man, Eddie Brock, Mac Gargan, Flash Thompson, and Lee Price being some of the more prominent human hosts.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Venom is just as fast or slightly slower than Spider-Man, but far stronger and more durable. He's also far faster, stronger, and more durable than Bane.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Eddie Brock got the name "Venom" because "that's what he was paid to spew out" when he was working for the tabloids. Boomstick isn't impressed with the origins of that alias and rates it a 3/10.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: The symbiote is a creature made of living darkness, and can shape its biomass into writhing tendrils, slobbering fanged mouths, blades, and spikes.
  • Man Bites Man: Venom's maw full of fangs isn't just for show, and even worse he developed a poisonous bite potent enough to almost kill the Sandman. He tries to bite Bane at several points, but Bane dodges most of them and isn't affected by the ones that do get him.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: The symbiote can transform its hosts into a humanoid monster with a fanged maw, prehensile tongue, and clawed fingers and toes. Even without a host, the Venom symbiote can take on humanoid form for up to half a day.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Venom usually manifests a wide mouth lined with rows upon rows of fangs.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The latter half of the fight has Venom on the receiving end, being smashed with brute force and tossed like a ragdoll around the warehouse and through the objects within by Bane, capped off with a rocket launcher to the face and Bane using Venom to enhance his strength for his signature backbreaker...but Venom not only survives, but uses this moment to turn the fight in his favor.
  • No-Sell: When Bane uses his signature backbreaker technique, declaring he's "broken", Venom replies, "Unbreakable", shrugs it off, and then impales Bane and severs his Venom Feed.
  • Power Copying: To an extent, the Venom symbiote can mimic the superpowers of its hosts. For the longest time it only used Spider-Man's amazing array of powers, but when it bonded to Mac Gargan it once grew a scorpion tail.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Briefly engages in this against Bane during the fight, and manages to overpower him.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Venom symbiote is at least centuries old and has numerous offspring and grandchildren, namely Carnage and Toxin.
  • Starfish Alien: The symbiote is an Eldritch Abomination formed of living darkness, capable of bonding to and empowering its hosts.
  • Super Strength: As strong as Spidey is, Venom is far stronger, being capable of hefting between 20 and 70 tons. This is due to the fact that Eddie ended up exercising, bulking up and gaining more strength. At one point Venom even took on post-Crisis Superman and Spider-Man at the same time and would have won had outside intervention not occurred. As such, he could definitely outmuscle Bane, as a conservative estimate of a carnival ride that he held up while weakened could be placed at 200 tons, far exceeding Bane's best known feat of 27 tons with an armored truck.
  • Super Toughness: Venom has survived plenty of impressive blows before, from an anti-tank missile to strikes from the Hulk himself. While his durability is comparable to Bane's own, his superior Healing Factor gives him a much-needed edge.
  • The Symbiote: The Venom symbiote — in the mainstream continuity — is an ancient amorphous extraterrestrial ostensibly from the planet Klyntar that bonds to and empowers its host, acting as a living suit of armor.
  • To Serve Man: When corrupted the symbiote has a ravenous hunger for flesh, brains in particular, that it is more than willing to force its host to satiate. Venom implicitly eats Bane's two henchmen off-screen, and then Bane's brain after exploding his head using the symbiote.
  • Trauma Conga Line: After the Sin Eater incident, he was fired, disowned by his father, and his wife left him. Also, he had cancer. Boomstick remarks that life apparently decided to "shit all over him".
    Boomstick: Damn, talk about a bad day.
  • Voice of the Legion: Venom talks like this, since Eddie and Symbiote are speaking at the same time. Pretty creepy.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The symbiote can alter its color and texture to disguise itself as clothes, alter its host's appearance, and even turn invisible. Furthermore, it can project tendrils and transform its limbs into bladed weapons. All of these are present in the fight: Venom kills two of Bane's goons under the cover of darkness, uses it to evade Bane briefly (though Bane's own experiences fighting Batman let him quickly find him), shifts into various shields and fanged mouths, and uses the tendrils to shut off Bane's supply of Venom.
  • Wall Crawl: The symbiote is capable of adhering to almost any surface.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The symbiote is susceptible to intense heat and sonics, although it's grown more resilient over the years. Luckily for Venom, Bane couldn't exploit any of these weaknesses even if he managed to deduce them.
  • Yandere: The Venom symbiote viewed Spider-Man as its ideal host, and was obsessed with either killing him or forcibly rebonding to him.
  • Your Head Asplode: On the giving end. Eddie pumps the Venom symbiote into Bane's head, causing it to explode.


Bane: "When we fought before, I broke the Bat. Today, I break the man."
Voiced by:: Christopher Guerrero

The Burly Genius who Broke the Bat

  • Badass Boast: After Venom turns invisible and evades being stomped on, Bane calls him out:
    Bane: So, you fall back on cheap magic tricks... trying to disappear. Yet you don't know how to be truly invisible. Now, I give you permission to die.
  • Badass Normal: Even without the performance-enhancing powers of Venom, Bane is the epitome of human physical strength and durability as he proved several times when he swore off the drug when he was at risk of addiction. Such feats include tearing down a stone prison wall, ripping an armored warrior's limbs off, and cauterizing his own wounds with a blowtorch. While an impressive specimen and likely stronger than Brock would be without the symbiote, it's just not enough against what Brock can do with the symbiote's help, even in a weakened state.
  • The Berserker: In his earlier days, when he overdosed on Venom, Bane risked going berserk. He eventually made adjustments to the formula that left his mental faculties intact while under the influence, though he was still vulnerable to the addictive properties of the drug.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While usually preferring to fight hand-to-hand, Bane isn't afraid to grab the nearest weapon and use that as well. One of his moves against Venom is to just grab an assault rifle and shoot him repeatedly, though Venom is hardly incapacitated. He later uses a rocket launcher to better effect though Venom at least partially faked his injury so Bane would drop his guard.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father, the revolutionary King Snake, escaped capture after a failed revolt in Santa Prisca. Bane's mother was forced to serve in his stead and when she died, Bane was forced to take her place, forcing him to toughen up.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: After falling into a coma, he had visions of himself as a large, powerful man, which inspired him to train hard and learn as much as possible.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's disciplined and highly intelligent, like Batman, but unlike Bruce, he grew up imprisoned, hated, and abused, forcing him to become a ruthless criminal.
  • Functional Addict: Due to his near-constant exposure to the drug, Bane has developed a resistance to the negative side effects of Venom.
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite growing up in a hellhole of a prison, Bane is highly educated and one of the keenest minds in the DC Universe. While a lot smarter than Venom, his intellect alone isn't enough to conquer a foe who is his superior in every other area possible and whose weaknesses he is not equipped to exploit, even if he could figure them out in the battle.
  • Healing Factor: Injecting himself with Venom allows Bane to rapidly recover from injuries, though how quickly he heals depends on the dosage he gives himself. However, it can't compare to Venom's symbiote in this regard.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Prior to The New 52, Bane went through this trope, bouncing from villain to Anti-Hero.
  • Hellhole Prison: He was born and raised in a prison where both prisoners and guards picked on him and inmates were experimented upon.
  • Hero Killer: Bane has infamously broken Batman's back and even killed the C-List superhero Judomaster.
  • Hoist Hero over Head: At the climax of the fight, he does this to Venom to perform his iconic backbreaker. Unfortunately for Bane, Venom proves far too durable to be broken and uses this closeness to impale him.
  • Immune to Bullets: Bane's greatly increased muscle density enables him to withstand explosions and small-caliber gunshots with little-to-no injury. In the fight proper, the bullets Venom repels back at him fail to leave any real mark.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After Venom survives his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, the symbiote impales Bane in multiple places, damaging the Venom Feed in the process and leaving Bane disoriented and vulnerable to his killing blow.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Got his name from being considered "a bane to everything holy". Boomstick, again, isn't impressed with the origins of that alias and gives it a 2/10.
  • Macho Latino: Bane comes from the Spanish-speaking island of Santa Prisca, and he's unbelievably muscular both with and without his Venom. And Chris Guerrero makes sure to include a Hispanic accent when he voices Bane.
  • Made of Iron: Even without Venom boosting his durability and providing a Healing Factor, Bane is exceptionally tough, capable of enduring dozens of bricks shattering against his body and taking stab wounds without reacting. He once even survived a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Batman, who temporarily had Superman's powers. It's the only area aside from intelligence where Bane can comfortably rival or even surpass Venom, but even then Venom's superior Healing Factor renders that edge moot.
  • Name's the Same: In his preview, Boomstick mistakes the Venom drug Bane takes in with the Venom symbiote his opponent possesses.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The latter half of the fight has Bane on the giving end, smashing Venom with brute force and tossing him like a ragdoll around the warehouse and through the objects within, capped off with a rocket launcher and attempting his signature Venom-enhanced backbreaker...but then Venom turns it around.
  • No-Sell: Due to his experiences fighting Batman, Bane is quickly able to figure out where Venom is despite the latter's Invisibility and proceeds to grab him and throw him into an armored car.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: When he attempts to break Venom's back as the finishing blow, key word being "attempts" - Venom proved too durable or in his words, unbreakable.
    Bane: You're just like all the others... broken.
  • Psycho Serum: The drug Venom, which is liquid-fed from a special device fitted to him (depending on the continuity, it's either a device on his wrist or a device on his chest), greatly amplifies Bane's strength and durability but can have adverse effects on his sanity when overused, such as reducing him to a mindless berserker and leaving him addicted to the drug. He once attempted to develop a "safer" version of the drug, but was only able to get rid of the berserking traits, and at several points has stopped using it when his addiction threatened to overtake him.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Briefly engages in this against Venom during the fight, though Venom overpowers him.
  • Super Strength: When juiced up on Venom, Bane is capable of lifting up to 2 tons. By overdosing on Venom he can temporarily boost this to 3 tons, but he risks going berserk. According to his analysis, one feat shows he's even successfully lifted an armored truck that weighed 27 tons. In the fight, Bane manages to toss Venom like a ragdoll for part of it and attempts to kill him with a backbreaker. In spite of which, Venom has him beat here, capable of lifting entire carnival rides that weigh at least 200 tons, to which Bane has no comparable example to.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Bane's Venom Feed. Damaging it in any way causes various side-effects, depending on what happened and the continuity: he's gone into a panicked frenzy when it's been severed, reduced to a 98-pound weakling when removed and even suffered body-deforming transformations when fed too much. Whereas Bane couldn't exploit the symbiote's weaknesses, Venom could cut off Bane's Venom supply and effectively cripple him.
  • Wipe the Floor with You: During the battle, Bane grabs Venom's head, smashes him into a wall, and drags him along it. And while not in the fight proper, a clip in the post-fight analysis shows him in his enhanced state slamming venom into the ground before attempting his Backbreaker.
  • Your Head Asplode: On the receiving end. Eddie uses his Venom symbiote to pop Bane's head off.

    Power Rangers vs. Voltron Lion Force 

Mighty Morphin' Megazord

Jason: "Bring 'em down!"
Rangers: "HI-YAH"!
Rangers voiced by: Alejandro Saab (Jason), Jeffery "SpaceHamster" Fabre (Billy), Melonie Mac (Kimberly), Morgan Berry (Trini), Andre Meadows (Zack)

The heavy-hitting mech commanded by five Power Rangers

  • Always Someone Better: Like Venom vs. Bane, the Megazord is completely outclassed in a majority of its stats. The biggest one is durability, as we're shown Voltron surviving the gravitation pull equal to a black hole while the Megazord's upgrade, the Thunder Megazord, is utterly outclassed by the planet-destroying Serpentera, who with less than half of full power destroyed said Megazord with a single blast.
  • Animal Mecha: The Zords are mechs shaped like prehistoric animals.
  • Attack Reflector: The Power Sword is capable of redirecting kinetic attacks sent towards the Megazord back to their attacker, while the Mammoth Shield can reflect energy blasts with the same results. As the former usually serves as one of the Rangers' trump cards, Kimberly is surprised that it doesn't give them the instant win against Voltron, and while the Mammoth Shield works well enough at first, Voltron's last assault is too much to redirect with it, destroying it and leaving them broken down enough for a fatal blow.
  • Badass Bookworm: Billy may be socially awkward, but he's just as capable as the other rangers and is noted to be a genius: he modified several of the Megazord's weapons as the team's technician and the analysis notes that he built a body-switching device which caused him to swap with Kimberly for a short time.
  • Close-Range Combatant: While the Megazord possesses several long-range options, it shines at its best in hand-to-hand or sword combat. The hosts note that the Megazord possesses the superior close-range skills and dominates in the fight itself whenever the two mechas clash within arms or swords reach. Unfortunately, Voltron was not only tough enough to endure the punishment, but also had the speed and ranged options to tear the Megazord apart from afar before it could close the distance.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Played straight, the teens wearing their respective colors both in and out of their morphed form. For the most part, even their Zords match their respective colors (with the exception of Kimberly the Pink Ranger, whose Pterodactyl Zord, while properly white and pink on its backside as seen when it is in flight, is mostly red on its more prominent underside, as seen with both Tank Mode and Battle Mode) .
  • Combining Mecha: First as a tank, and then a warrior. To make this as fair a fight as possible the Dragonzord and Titanus the Carrier Zord are left out, thus leaving Dragonzord Battle Mode, Mega Dragonzord and the Ultrazord out of the fight.
  • Composite Character:
    • Averted as nothing from Power Rangers (2017) will be used in this aside from a few shots of the Rangers in the teaser and a sly reference to Rita's humiliating defeat. Beyond the fact that the movie came out the same week "Venom vs. Bane" did, the movie Megazord is vastly different from the original Megazord/Daizyujin. Played straight suit-wise with regards to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie, if the footage of each movie Ranger shown with the actor lineup is any indication, as these will be the original teens, yet that movie's Red, Black, and Yellow Rangers are Rocky, Adam, and Aisha.
    • They combined Barza the Wizard of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger with Zordon by treating Barza as Zordon's human self. That being said, this has precedent in the main show, since snippets of Barza (seen from the back) were used to portray Zordon pre-time warp.
    • The analysis also contained footage from Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan for the description of Rita and Zordon's fight throughout the thousands of years. Fitting since Machiko Soga who played Bandora (Rita's Sentai Counterpart) also played Queen Hedrian in that sentai.
  • Cool Sword: The Power Sword, which can not only restore the Megazord's energy if it's running low, but fire Sword Beams and absorb the kinetic energy from an opponent's attack to add to the Megazord's own.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Despite the post-fight analysis ruling that Voltron severely outclasses the Megazord, the Megazord puts up a good fight against Voltron. It beats Voltron in a blade clash and then disarms the Lion Force of their sword for a chunk of the fight. The Rangers manage to cut off Voltron's right arm and pin its left arm down by freezing it. It also takes Voltron having to fire EVERYTHING they have in order to buy enough time for Pidge to retrieve Voltron's sword.
  • Dance Battler: Zack created his own fighting style called "Hip-Hop Kido", which combines self-defense with dance. In Boomstick's words, "he fights evil with the power of dance".
  • David vs. Goliath: Is the Goliath here, towering over Voltron. Much like the biblical tale, the Megazord falls in battle.
  • Dynamic Entry: The Power Sword often makes its appearance in a battle by shooting down from the heavens and slamming into the ground blade-first. During the battle, said entry slams right into Voltron's back and sends it crashing into the ground, giving the Megazord time to grab the sword.
  • Energy Weapon: The Megazord can fire them from its head. It uses them to force Voltron off it and set up a strike that sends them crashing into a rock face.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: Each of the Rangers is a skilled martial artist, and the Megazord itself combines their styles together. This skill gives the Megazord the close-quarters edge in both hand-to-hand and sword combat, but it's not enough to combat everything else Voltron has over it.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Composed of dinosaur zords. (Well, technically two dinosaurs, a mastodon, smilodon, and pterodactyl.)
  • Five-Man Band: The hosts list the roles of each ranger as part of the Megazord crew.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Zack is missing his left middle finger. His actor, Walter Jones, lost it in an accident when he was four years old.
  • Genius Bruiser: Both Billy and Trini are intelligent, and they kick Putty butt on a daily basis. Trini's even a martial arts expert.
  • Glass Cannon: The main reason for it's loss. The Megazord may match Voltron in raw damage output, but is gravely outmatched in strength, speed and durability.
  • Heroic Second Wind: After Voltron plows them through the rocky formations and tries to smash them apart, the Megazord fires off its head lasers to force them back and into a rock face, and then use this distraction to restrain Voltron with the Mammoth shield and force Lance to sacrifice his Lion. However, Voltron turns it around with their Heroic Second Wind which shifts the fight in the favor and later, the win.
  • Impossibly Graceful Giant: Downplayed. The Megazord usually moves as clunky and slow as expected of a giant robot and swifter foes can easily run rings around it, but in close combat it moves very gracefully thanks to the Ranger's martial arts training. Voltron's greater speed and preference for range allows it to overcome this.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: The Megazord has the Mammoth Shield, which is tough enough to take and push back a beam attack by the evil Green Ranger. They use this ability several times to reflect Voltron's lasers back at it and give them some breathing space against Voltron's preferred fighting style. It also retains the Mammoth's freezing powers, which they attempt to use on Pidge. Lance saves him at the last second, though, and it's destroyed when hit by Voltron's Macross Missile Massacre.
  • Magitek: A giant robot fueled by the Rangers' magical power crystals created by the ancient wizard, Zordon.
  • Mighty Glacier: The Megazord is very powerful at close range and can tough through a lot of punishment, but it is also very slow. Many of its tougher fights have it take a lot of unnecessary punishment because it is unable to dodge the attacks of its enemies. Unfortunately, Voltron has a speed, power, and durability advantage over the Megazord, making its disadvantages all the more damning.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kimberly's shocked that their finishing attack is stopped by Voltron and didn't cleave them in half by overpowering it.
    Kimberly: Umm... isn't this usually the part where we win?
  • Poor Communication Kills: The fight is started when Hunk (in the Yellow Lion) goes up to greet the Power Rangers. Mistaking the Yellow Lion as an enemy, they immediately summon their Zords to attack and prompting the Paladins to respond. This leads to the destruction of the Megazord and Red Lion, and the deaths of the Power Rangers.
  • The Power of the Sun: The Zords are solar powered, so as long as they have sunlight they will never run out of power. Once they're out of the sun though (even if just during a solar eclipse) they start losing power very quickly. Luckily, the Power Sword can provide a quick recharge if need be.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: All the Rangers get one before they merge into the Megazord:
    Jason: Alright, Rangers! Log on!
    Zack: Zack here! This is kickin'!
    Billy: This is Billy: all systems go!
    Trini: Trini reporting! Ready to rock!
    Kimberly: I love this part! Let's tame these kitties!
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: The Trope Namers. Wizard considers Zordon's decision to recruit "overbearing and emotional human beings" to be asinine. Why Zordon did so, we'll never know, but they're still far from ineffective.
  • Stock Footage: The same shot of the rangers flailing around in the Megazord cockpit is used several times whenever they suffer a blow to simulate the show's reliance on Stock Footage.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to lift and punch Kaiju-sized monsters weighing potentially 10,000 tonnes at least a hundred feet into the air with a single strike, which would require at least 90 million Newtons of force (x50 that of the force of a space shuttle's initial thrusters). Still not quite as strong as Voltron, who can kick giant monsters a third as heavy almost twenty times higher, which would require at least 5.5x more force.
  • Together in Death: This is the Rangers' ultimate fate after being blown up by Voltron.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Trini and Kimberly are the only female members of the five member Power Rangers.
  • Valley Girl: Kim's a valley girl, fer sure, fer sure, but that doesn't mean she's useless; she possesses Olympic-level abilities at gymnastics.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The Megazord has less sheer strength than Voltron but has greater skill in using it both when armed with the Power Sword and unarmed due to its five martial artist pilots. Voltron's greater power, combined with its greater speed and long range weapons, are enough to overcome this.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The Megazord is solar powered, thus forcing it to fight during the day; otherwise nighttime or a solar eclipse will drain its batteries. However, it's overlooked as the fight takes place with plenty of sunlight to spare with Voltron having no way to abuse this weakness.
  • Wrecked Weapon: The Mammoth Shield eventually shatters from the damage received from Voltron's final barrage, leaving the Megazord open for the killing sword blow.

Voltron Lion Force

Keith: "Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! And, I'll form the head!"
Paladins voiced by: Matthew "MatPat" Patrick (Keith), Austin "PeanutButterGamer" Hargrave (Lance), Scott "KaiserNeko" Frerichs (Pidge), Amanda "AmaLee" Lee (Allura), Nick "Lanipator" Landis (Hunk)

The Defender of the Universe piloted by five Paladins

  • Always Someone Better: Outclasses the Megazord everywhere, and is the basis for the Lion Force's victory against the Power Rangers.
  • Animal Mecha: Voltron is comprised of five sentient lion-shaped mechs.
  • Big "NO!": Pidge, after Lance is cut off from the rest of Voltron.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Defied, to his irritation Boomstick points out Pidge is the only one to wear and pilot a Lion of the same color, which is green (Keith wears red and pilots Black Lion, Lance wears blue and pilots Red Lion, Hunk wears orange and pilots Yellow Lion, and Allura wears pink and pilots Blue Lion).
  • Combining Mecha: The Red, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Green Lions can combine with each other to form the humanoid Voltron.
  • Composite Character: While the episode itself will use the original Lion Force/GoLion lineup, there will also be useage of the Voltron: Legendary Defender series and terminology. More importantly, however, this take on the original lineup takes a page out of Legendary Defender by incorporating elements of GoLion's lore. For example:
    • Sven is mentioned as the original pilot of the Blue Lion, but is stated to have been killed as Shirogane was, instead of simply being injured.
    • Hunk's given name is given as Tsuyoshi, his GoLion counterpart's name.
    • While not from GoLion OR Legendary Defender, Pidge's real name here is given as Darrell, his name from the Devil's Due comic adaptation.
  • Cool Sword: The Blazing Sword, the most powerful and iconic weapon in Voltron's arsenal that can recharge Voltron's energy and shoot Sword Beams.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Despite the post-fight analysis ruling that Voltron severely outclasses the Megazord, there are moments were the Megazord gets the upper hand. It loses to the Megazord in a blade clash, disarming the Lion Force of their sword for a chunk of the fight. The Rangers manage to cut off Voltron's right arm and pin its left arm down by freezing it. It also takes Voltron having to fire EVERYTHING they have in order to buy enough time for Pidge to retrieve Voltron's sword.
  • David vs. Goliath: Much like Zechs Merquise and the Gundam Epyon in their fight against the Tigerzord, Voltron is the David here— as it is the physically smaller combatant by an evident margin. They still win, much like their biblical counterpart.
  • Handicapped Badass: Voltron gets its right arm cut off, which also removes Lance from the rest of Voltron, near the end of the fight but still manages to take the win.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lance blocks Pidge from a strike from the Megazord's Power Sword, though whether it was fatal or not is left ambigious in the fight itself. Word of God is that Lance survived and would have appeared in the post-fight animation had it not been cut due to time limitations.
  • Heroic Second Wind: The hosts take special care to note that Pidge will completely flip out given the right circumstances. Pidge is overcome with righteous fury when Lance takes a potentially fatal blow for him, giving him the resolve to shake off the ice that pinned down Voltron's left arm and sock the Megazord in the face before it could land the finishing blow. This gave Voltron enough time and space to keep the Megazord at bay while Pidge rockets off to snatch the Blazing Sword, ultimately leading to the Paladins' victory.
  • Impossibly Graceful Giant: Voltron uses its Flight capabilities to help it move impossibly quick for a robot of its size.
  • Inferred Survival: Lance's fate is left unknown after his lion is cut off from the rest. Word of God is that he did survive, but that scene was cut due to time restraints.
  • Leader Forms the Head: While Voltron has different forms based on which lion goes where, its default warrior form has Keith forming the head. In addition, unlike the Power Rangers the Lion Force do not share a cockpit inside the giant mech, they each remain in their own individual Lions. This leads to Lance being removed from the fight when one of Voltron's arms is knocked off.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Voltron has speed, power, and a wide array of attacks to keep its foes on their toes. This was more than enough to overwhelm the slower Megazord.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Due to the fact four of the five Paladins are inside the hands and feet of Voltron, which would make close-combat rather risky, they prefer to attack enemies from a distance with lasers and weaponry. They completely outclass the Megazord in this regard, and possess more than enough speed and weaponry to keep the fight at such a range without the Megazord taking heavy damage closing the distance. Even the Mammoth Shield could only deflect so many attacks before it finally broke under the strain.
  • Magitek: Voltron is described as the culmination of powerful technology and magic, and was once a fully sentient being before an evil spell split it into the five Lions.
  • More Dakka: Voltron summons various spinning blades to pummel the Megazord early on and fires everything they got to stop the Megazord and buy Pidge time.
    Keith: Give him covering fire!
    Allura: With what?
    Keith: EVERYTHING!!!
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • As the Paladins scan the area for "prehistoric activity", Hunk drops this when the Power Rangers call in their Zords:
    Pidge: Uh... Hunk? What's happening?
    Hunk: I think I found the dinosaurs...
    • The five of them stare in horror when they see the Megazord is almost twice as tall as Voltron is.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Voltron qualifies as this when compared to the Megazord. The Megazord might be bigger than Voltron and weigh more than it, but Voltron is still able to keep up with it and manages to beat it. Voltron has even performed feats that show it has strength at least 5.5 times greater than the Megazord.
  • Poor Communication Kills: The fight is started when Hunk (in the Yellow Lion) goes up to greet the Power Rangers. Mistaking the Yellow Lion as an enemy, they immediately summon their Zords to attack and prompting the Paladins to respond. This leads to Voltron destroying the Megazord and killing off the Power Rangers, as well as Red Lion's sacrifice.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While they win the fight, the Red Lion took some considerable damage.
  • Race Lift: In most iterations of the series, Hunk generally had ambiguously Asian features. In the battle, he's unmistakably Caucasian.
  • Rocket Punch: Combined with Use Your Head as one of Voltron's attacks involve launching its fists and its feet (which are also the lions' heads.) Voltron's final rally has Pidge detach himself to get the Blazing Sword to put the Megazord down for good.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Princess Allura joins the team after the original pilot of the Blue Lion, Sven Holgersson, comes down with a bad case of stabbing.
  • Say My Name: Pidge, after Lance is cut off from the rest of Voltron.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Allura is the only female member of the Voltron Lion Force.
  • Soulless Shell: Voltron used to be a fully sentient Giant Mecha, but an evil space spell cast by a space witch robbed Voltron of its sentience and split the robo into the five Lions, who need pilots in order to reform the now soulless Voltron.
  • Super Speed: The Lions are capable of traversing galaxies faster than the speed of light, speeds that the Megazord can't even begin to approach.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to kick Kaiju-sized monsters weighing potentially nearly 4,000 tonnes several hundred feet into the air with a single strike. Much more impressive than the Megazord, which has punched heavier Kaiju but over much shorter distances.
  • Super Toughness: Voltron survived landing on the Omega Comet, whose gravitational pull was so strong it could destroy planets within 62 miles of itself and was stated to be comparable to a black hole. This meant Voltron had to be capable of surviving forces of over 13 sextillion Newtons, far surpassing both the Megazord's strength and durability and allowing it to survive tanking its own redirected projectiles long enough to destroy the Mammoth Shield.
  • Taking the Bullet: Lance takes a hit from the Megazord to protect Pidge when his Lion is frozen.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Voltron is noted to be extremely powerful, but it lacks the finesse and skill of martial artists unlike the Megazord. However, that power is more than enough to make up for the difference.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Voltron used to have a weak spot where Blue Lion connected to Black Lion, but after one attack, they fixed it... and went ahead and added a new weakness, but hidden better. Also, hitting any of the joints hard enough will sever that Lion from the rest of Voltron. Lance is detached from his team when he saves a frozen Pidge from being sliced by the Megazord, taking the attack in his place.

    Natsu Dragneel vs. Portgas D. Ace 

Natsu Dragneel

Natsu: "I think it's time we stopped playing around. Let's get down to the real fight! I'm gonna shatter you into a million pieces!"
Voiced by: Howard Wang

The Dragon Slayer Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild

  • Bond One-Liner: After blasting Ace into ashes—
    Natsu: (wiping his forehead) Phew! All's well that end's well! Hahaha! (cue an explosion in the background)
  • Breath Weapon: His Fire Dragon's Roar allows him to shoot a torrent of magic flames from his mouth. His Lightning Fire Dragon's Roar does the same thing, but with lightning added on. It's his finisher against Ace.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Born the brother of the Black Wizard Zeref 400 years in the past before dying from a dragon attack, he was brought Back from the Dead as a demon by said brother (now cursed) as both to let him live his life and kill him someday, then his dragon teacher and adoptive father Igneel went missing without a trace and ended up being killed brutally right in front of Natsu's eyes when he found him again years later.
  • Destructive Saviour: Like most of the Fairy Tail guild, he tends to cause lots of collateral damage. He wins against Ace... but the whole place is on fire and a building explodes after that. Naturally, he gets kicked out of the tavern in the post-battle shot due to the massive destruction the fight caused.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Natsu basically engages in mortal combat with Ace because he ran away without paying for his food. Hey, the Death Battle has to happen somehow. He doesn't even realize Ace is a world-class wanted criminal once during the fight, as his bounty poster is burned to a crisp and Ace never bothers to mention it.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Mentioned during his analysis that he one-shotted a War God.
  • Elemental Punch: Several of his attacks, such as Fire Dragon's Claw and Fire Dragon's Iron Fist, involve him wreathing his hands in flames before punching or otherwise striking his opponent.
  • Feed It with Fire: Literally! Natsu is able to eat flames that aren't his, even regenerating his magic power. This helped him keep his mana levels high since Ace's flames were everywhere, and in turn rendered most of Ace's arsenal useless. It also acted as a deterrent for turning into flames, as Ace nearly got eaten when he tried to do so.
  • Glass Cannon: At least, compared to Ace's Stone Wall. His speed and strength are deemed superior to Ace's. Fortunately for him, the SOURCE of Ace's defense played right into one of Natsu's greatest strengths, turning a stalemate into a win for him.
  • Idiot Hero: Subverted, the hosts make mention that Natsu is a genius when it comes to improvising on the fly in the heat of combat. It's how he figures out how to take Ace down.
  • Interspecies Adoption: He was adopted by Igneel, a Fire Dragon. Boomstick notes the Irony in Natsu being adopted by a dragon, the same type of creature responsible for killing him and his family.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: One of Natsu's greatest weaknesses is that he tends to rush into fights guns blazing with everything he's got from the start, which can quickly drain his Magic reserves in a prolonged fight. Luckily for him, Ace's over-reliance on flames gave him no shortage of opportunities to replenish his energy.
  • Made of Iron: Natsu has survived some extremely damaging attacks before, including Jellal's Grand Chariot, which he boasted had strength comparable to an actual meteor. Ace is his superior here, but on top of Natsu's immunity to fire it left very few options for Ace actually putting Natsu down.
  • No Body Left Behind: Electrocutes Ace's flesh-and-blood body and then burns it to ashes.
  • No-Sell: Due to being the Fire Dragon Slayer, Natsu is more or less immune to both natural and artificially-created flames with few exceptions. He once jumped on top of Atlas Flame, a dragon whose skin was literal fire, and suffered no injury whatsoever. He's able to absorb all of Ace's Logia attacks.
  • Oh, Crap!: Right before Ace hits him with his Firefly/Fire Doll combo. Then he just eats the thing.
  • One-Man Army: Can easily annihilate dozens of soldiers at once with a single Dragon's Roar. At full power he can take down exactly 973 trained soldiers with a single attack.
  • Our Demons Are Different: His backstory involves being resurrected as a demon by his elder brother Zeref.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When he gets going, entire towns are lost as collateral damage. The town that plays host to this battle is no exception, and he's thrown out of the tavern when he tries to visit it after his victory.
  • Playing with Fire: He's the Fire Dragon Slayer, which not only gives him the ability to create flames, but eat them to restore his energy (though it doesn't work on flames he produces himself). His ability to consume fire gives him the edge in this fight, giving him a way to counter almost all of Ace's arsenal, and more importantly, limiting Ace's ability to become intangible to his attacks, giving Natsu more opportunities to kill him.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
    • Upon activating his Fire Dragon King Mode:
    Natsu: Time to turn up the heat!
    Ace: Like I said, you can't touch me.
    Natsu: (grinning) I'm not trying to! Lightning Dragon Fire Mode!
  • Red Baron: "Salamander".
  • Shock and Awe: His Lightning-Flame Dragon Mode allows him to wield lightning alongside his flames for increased destructive power. It proves to be a boon during the fight, as Ace has no immunity to his lightning element.
  • Super Mode: Three of them. Lightning-Flame Dragon Mode lets him add lightning to his attacks for extra power, and Dragon Force, the most powerful state a Dragon Slayer can reach aside from turning into a dragon themselves, increases both his physical and magical power exponentially, though the latter originally required consuming large sources of outside magic before he figured out how to activate it at will. Fire Dragon King Mode allows him to raise his power to that of a Dragon on the level of Igneel. Lightning-Flame Dragon Mode ends up being one of his two aces in the hole, giving him the ability to hit the fire-immune Ace and put him down for good.
  • Super Senses: Thanks to becoming a Dragon Slayer, Natsu has enhanced five senses, particularly his senses of smell and hearing. His motion sickness is actually a direct result of his Dragon senses overloading his semicircular canals while on transportation.
  • Super Speed: He's moved faster than the eye could see on numerous occasions, placing his speeds around 9,000 mph. It's fast enough to outdo Ace's Super Reflexes.
  • Super Strength: He's lifted giant blocks of stone estimated at weighing 135 tons. He's deemed physically stronger than Ace, but his opponent's Intangibility lets him render this edge useless at first.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: The unstoppable force to Ace's immovable object, with the strength, speed, and firepower to blow up anything in his way. He wins against Ace, due to having a special element that negates Ace's invulnerability.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Becoming a Dragon Slayer makes one extremely susceptible to motion sickness due to his Super Senses receiving overloading stimuli and can leave him quickly incapacitated if he's on just about any mode of transportation. This only applies as long as he's on said moving object. Mentioned during the analysis but not shown during the battle, likely since Ace had no means of exploiting it even if he did discover it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair, in his case.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Expresses disbelief upon realizing Ace is literally made of fire after plowing right through his chest.

Portgas D. Ace

Ace: "I can't allow that. I'll take care of this on my own!"
Voiced by: Valentine Stokes

The Feared Pirate Known as "Fire Fist"

  • Attack Backfire: Attacks and surrounds Natsu with his Firefly/Fire Doll attack, causing massive fire explosions that Natsu had no hope of avoiding. Natsu doesn't need to avoid at all since he literally eats all of the attack to make himself even stronger.
  • Big Eater: Like his brother Luffy. The fight starts when he runs out of a shop refusing to pay for his chicken leg, and when Natsu tells him to bring it back, he eats the entire thing including the bones right in front of him.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Ultimately one half of his downfall. As most of his arsenal is fire-based, he lacked an effective way to kill the fire-eating Natsu.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hoo boy. Born the son of the Pirate King, he was only saved from being killed at birth because his mother kept him in her womb for an extra 11 months (which ended up killing her). He then spent his childhood being told he should never have been born and that he's a cursed monster because of who his father was.
  • Elemental Punch: His most well-known attack and the one that gave him his moniker is the "Fire Fist".
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Having obtained the powers of a Logia-class Devil Fruit, he gains the ability to shapeshift into its element. In this case, it's fire. Unfortunately for him, Natsu eats fire, meaning that he had to avoid using this and leave himself vulnerable in a physical state more often.
  • Eye Scream: Disturbingly, his eyes can be seen boiling away as the rest of his body is vaporized.
  • Fantastic Nuke: His Great Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor attack is compared to a Spirit Bomb made of fire. Natsu plows right through it at the climax.
  • Finger Gun: Can shoot bullets of flame from his fingertips by making this gesture.
  • Heroic Bastard: The illegitimate son of Pirate King Gold Roger and his girlfriend Portgas D. Rouge.
  • Intangible Man: Thanks to the Mera Mera no Mi being a Logia-class Devil Fruit, Ace can turn his body into his specific element to let attacks pass harmlessly through him. However, it's not a perfect defense, as attacks which are of a superior magnitude to his flames can still hurt him, like lava which was how he was canonically killed, and other elemental attacks which clash with fire can do the same. As well, it's not an active defense and needs to be triggered consciously, though his Super Reflexes more than make up for that part. As Natsu could consume him in this form, he's forced to use his more vulnerable corporeal form more frequently, giving his opponent more opportunities to land a fatal blow. Even discounting that, Natsu's lightning attacks are able to bypass his elemental immunities.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Twice taunts Natsu about how none of his attacks can touch him. Natsu proves him wrong the second time, to his fatal regret.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: While Death Battle usually tries to avoid spoiling its combatants' home canon unless it's relevant to the outcome, they dropped a spoiler about Ace in no uncertain terms in his analysis: that he was killed halfway though One Piece's run (at the time of airing)
  • Nightmare Face: As he's disintegrating, we get an up-close and thankfully brief view of his skin charring black and his eyeballs melting away as he screams.
  • No Body Left Behind: Natsu utterly obliterates Ace's body with his final attack.
  • No-Sell: The Mera Mera no Mi grants him immunity to fire attacks in addition to becoming fire. This helps even out the playing field against most of Natsu's attacks, but his inability to replenish his energy like Natsu from fire as well as not being immune to lightning comes to bite him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Upon realizing Natsu can seriously eat fire. He has another one when he realizes that Natsu has a way to bypass his intangibility and immunity to flames.
  • One-Man Army: Can take down several Marine battleships with a single fire fist attack.
  • Playing with Fire: Due to the Mera Mera no Mi he can control fire.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
    • Before unleashing his Firefly/Fire Doll combo:
    Ace: Not bad, hotshot. But you can't even touch me.
    Ace: Try eating this!
  • Stone Wall: At least, compared to Natsu's Glass Cannon. His endurance and defense is deemed superior to his opponent, thanks to his feat of being able to fight the Shichibukai Jinbei for five days straight and emerge victorious. Unfortunately for him, the SOURCE of his defense played right into one of Natsu's greatest strengths, turning a stalemate into a loss for him.
  • Red Baron: "Fire Fist" Ace.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Due to his Devil Fruit, he sinks like a stone in water and he's completely paralyzed to boot while it happens.
  • Super Reflexes: He's fast enough to turn intangible to avoid a sniper shot, meaning his reaction time has to be at least 0.25 seconds. Not quite fast enough to keep up with Natsu's full speed.
  • There Can Be Only One: Due to the way Devil Fruits work, there can only be one Mera Mera No Mi in existence at a time and therefore one user of its power, with the only way for a new one to appear is for the previous owner to die. Somewhere in the world, a new one will grow after this fight ended.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: The immovable object to Natsu's unstoppable force, with his Devil Fruit letting him phase through nearly anything, and having the stamina to fight for days on end without tiring. Ace loses out, due to Natsu's lightning rendering his intangibility useless.
  • [Verb] This!: Tells Natsu to "try and eat this" upon unleashing his Great Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor. Natsu doesn't, he just plows right through it unharmed.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In contrast to the equally bare-chested Natsu, who at least wears an open vest, all Ace wears is a necklace.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: His is burnt up in the aftermath of the fight. Since Natsu didn't know he was a wanted criminal, his bounty will never be claimed.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Due to consuming a Devil Fruit, falling into a body of water not only takes away his ability to use fire or turn intangible, but also physically drains his strength away and can easily make him drown if the water's deep enough. This only remains true as long as he's in contact with said water. Left unmentioned during the analysis, likely since Natsu had no ready means of abusing it even if he figured it out not that he needed to.
  • Worthy Opponent: Admits Natsu's "not bad", but remains confident in his Intangibility in helping him see the battle through. As events would show, Natsu was a bit more than just "not bad".

    Sub-Zero vs. Glacius 


Sub-Zero: "Shirai Ryu dog."
Scorpion: "Lin Kuei scum!"
Sub-Zero: "Death is more honor than you deserve."
Voiced by: Steve Blum (recycled voice clips)

The Cyromancer Ninja of Mortal Kombat

  • Actually a Doombot: He can create an ice clone of himself that he can switch places with, taking damage in his place and, if the opponent touches it, freezing them in place. He uses it to escape being frozen and then melted by Glacius, setting up his own killing blow.
  • Amplifier Artifact: In the original continuity, Sub-Zero had a special medallion called the Dragon Medallion that increased his powers. Frost tried to take it from him with disastrous results.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Glacius melts off Sub-Zero's forearm. It's only his ice clone teleportation that lets the rest of him escape alive.
  • An Ice Person: The original, if not one the Trope Codifiers, of ice-using people in fighting games. The hosts posit that to cause the instant freezing on contact, Sub-Zero's ice must exceed temperatures beyond what is realistically possible. While he and Glacius had relatively even ice powers, Sub-Zero was physically strong enough to penetrate Glacius' armour and fast enough to make the opportunity to do so.
  • Badass Beard: He grew quite a fine one in the years between 9 and X.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Sub-Zero's ability to freeze people instantly on contact is postulated to be many many times greater than Absolute Zero, which is literally impossible.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The hosts note that Sub-Zero has fought gods, aliens, and fellow ice warriors, just to name a few. While Glacius was a tough opponent, he wasn't anything that Sub-Zero hadn't fought, and won against, before.
  • Composite Character: The Sub-Zero in this fight is explicitly Kuai Liang, but the sprites used in the animation are of his brother and the first Sub-Zero, Bi-Han.
  • Cool Sword: Literally. The Kori Blade is a weapon Kuai-Liang has used since Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, a sword created using his cryomancer powers.
  • Cycle of Revenge: Scorpion and Sub-Zero were once stuck in this cycle, started by Bi-Han slaughtering off the splinter clan of the Shirai Ryu, but had it ended when Scorpion realized that the Sub-Zero he faced now wasn't the one who murdered him and his family. The two have even set aside their blood feud over a tea ceremony, or as the hosts refer to it, brunch.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Kidnapped from his family at a young age, trained to become a ruthless murderer, his brother killed and resurrected as an evil wraith, always trying to live up to said brother's legacy, being unwilling turned into a cyborg, killed and brainwashed before being resurrected and freed from said brainwashing...Sub-Zero's carrying a lot of emotional baggage.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Gets his hand melted off by Glacius before the rest of him gets consumed by Glacius' liquid form... but subverted when it turns out Sub-Zero managed to switch places with his ice clone teleportation at the last second, though he's still unable to save said hand.
  • Dragon Rider: While not used in the fight itself, the hosts make mention of how he eventually hatched and tamed dragons for the Lin Kuei in his Mortal Kombat X ending.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Kuai-Liang bears a scar over his right eye.
  • I'm Melting!: Gets caught in Glacius' liquid form and appears to be melted. Subverted- he used his reflexes and an ice clone teleport to get out in time, and it was the clone that melted instead.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Despite his accomplishments, Kuai-Liang for a long time felt pressured by being Bi-Han's younger brother and the idea of living up to his legacy as Sub-Zero more than once ended up clouding his own judgement in battle. However, time would prove he was quite the opposite.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: How Sub-Zero usually fires his trademark Ice Blast.
  • Legacy Character: The first Sub-Zero is Bi-Han, who was killed by Scorpion in Mortal Kombat and reborn as Noob Saibot. The second and current Sub-Zero is Bi-Han's younger brother Kuai-Liang, who took up the name in honor of his fallen sibling. The fight focuses on Kuai-Lang specifically.
  • McNinja: Both Bi-Han and Kuai-Liang are of mixed Chinese-American ancestry, and the Lin Kuei is Chinese in origin, though they claim not to be such (Kuai-Liang in particular dislikes the Lin Kuei being seen as ninja since it associates him with Scorpion). His ninja training and teleportation allowed him to outmaneuver Glacius' keep-away strategy, and get the opening needed to win.
  • Meaningful Name: "Sub-Zero", as in temperatures below freezing. Wiz notes that it's unclear if Bi-Han originally used the moniker as a joke or if he legitimately thought it was an "Awesome McCool" Name.
  • Off with His Head!: The originator of the most infamous decapitation fatality in Mortal Kombat, the Spine Rip, in which he rips the head of his opponent off with their entire spine dangling from it. Kuai-Liang would proudly copy it from his brother. It's how he succeeds in killing Glacius.
  • Old Master: As of Mortal Kombat X, he's been the master of the Lin Kuei for several decades.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Right after Glacius shows himself from his ship:
    Sub-Zero: You will know the chill of death.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: A pretty simple one before he attempts to rip Glacius' spine out. While he fails the first time around, he successfully fakes Glacius out to successfully pull it off the second go around.
    Sub-Zero: Time to die.
  • Punch Parry: Him and Glacius share one when Sub-Zero tries to set up a Fatality. He loses his hand as a result.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Sub-Zero wins the fight, but loses a hand in the process.
  • Redeeming Replacement: To his brother. Ultimately, Kuai Liang rebuilds the Lin Kuei as a force of good and buries the hatchet with Scorpion and the Shirai Ryu.
  • Scissors Cuts Rock: The hosts make mention that he's defeated Sektor and Scorpion numerous times, despite both combatants possessing the elemental advantage of fire.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He can form all manner of melee weapons out of ice using the moisture in the air, with his most well-known being the Kori Blade.
  • Superior Successor: Kuai-Liang would grow much more powerful than his brother ever was, alive or undead.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to shatter titanium statues apart, which would require 63,000 pounds of force per square inch to do. More than enough strength to break Glacius's armor (which could, at best, withstand 57,000 PSI) and reach the vulnerable form within.
  • Super Reflexes: His ninja training and life experiences have massively augmented his reflexes. As such, he had little trouble keeping pace with and dodging Glacius's long-range attacks to close the distance. In the fight itself, Sub-Zero almost gets devoured by Glacius' liquid form, losing a hand in the process but teleports out at the last possible second..
  • Super Speed: He's able to use his ice clones as a sort of near instant teleportation, letting him move at speeds that even other assassins in his home canon are baffled by. It's the key to his victory, letting him get past Glacius' ranged arsenal and crack him open.
  • Taught by Experience: Kuai-Liang has fought ninjas, robot-ninjas, secret agents, movie stars, gods, and fellow ice warriors countless times throughout his life. As such, an alien like Glacius barely registers on the weirdness-sensor for him.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Both Bi-Han and Kuai-Liang were abducted from their parents and inducted into the Lin Kuei training as children and raised to be the best assassins the clan ever produced.
  • Unwilling Roboticization: In the new continuity, Kuai-Liang was transformed into Cyber Sub-Zero as part of the Lin Kuei's Cyber Initiative instead of Smoke. He recovered after being killed and brought Back from the Dead before the events of Mortal Kombat X.
  • Worthy Opponent: Gives this type of respect to Glacius during their fight.
    Sub-Zero: You're a formidable warrior, but you lack conviction.


Glacius: *roars*

The Icy Alien with a "Killer Instinct"

  • Achilles' Heel: His elemental shell is hard to crack, but he has a soft, gooey center, which is much less resilient. Sub-Zero is strong enough to crack him open.
  • An Ice Person: Quite literally, as his body is the elemental shell he crafted from ice for himself upon landing on Earth. However, Glacius' ice powers are truly a subset of his real powers. Although his ice powers are relatively on par with Sub-Zero's, Sub-Zero was fast enough to get in close enough to crack Glacius's shell, and strong enough to get to Glacius's squishy center.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: The unnamed race that Glacius is part of creates elemental shells to serve as their bodies when they land on other planets, and have two hearts. Glacius chose to make his shell out of ice. He still has a spine, which Sub-Zero is all too proud to display when he rips it out of Glacius' real body.
  • Elemental Armor: Glacius can create an extra layer of ice around his body for extra protection.
  • Emergency Transformation: Glacius created his ice shell after it crash-landed in Antarctica when Ultratech shot his ship down and destroyed his original shell.
  • Humanoid Alien: Every Glacius is part of an unnamed alien race.
  • Legacy Character: There are two distinct Glaciuses (Glacii?). One was imprisoned and forced to fight in Killer Instinct, while the other is an ancestor of the first and was tossed forward in time, forcing him to find a way back. The one that appears in the reboot is implied to be one of these two.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Due to his true form being extremely vulnerable, Glacius's fighting strategy is based around keeping his opponent's at a distance while tearing them apart and, if all else fails, improving his defenses by creating another layer or shifting into a puddle for mobility. Unfortunately for him, Sub-Zero was more than capable of closing the distance and shattering those defenses.
  • Mind over Matter: All members of Glacius' species have telekinetic abilities that allow them manipulate their environments on a molecular level, which is how they craft their Elemental Armor and manipulate it at will. Despite being impressive, it couldn't be used in a more offensive way beyond manipulating his molecules and being more aggressive against Sub-Zero.
  • Off with His Head!: His frozen skull falls off his spinal cord and shatters on the ground after Sub-Zero punches through his ice armour and rips both out of him.
  • Punch Parry: Him and Sub-Zero share one when Sub-Zero tries to set up a Fatality. He melts Sub-Zero's hand off.
  • Scissors Cuts Rock: The hosts make mention of how he once killed Cinder, the Man on Fire of Killer Instinct.
  • Space Police: His job in the reboot; he was sent to Earth to recover alien technology that Ultratech had found and reverse-engineered. He had to improvise after Ultratech shot his ship down.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to send the 550-lb Fulgore flying several stories into the air with a punch. While potentially on par with Sub-Zero here, Subby's speed gave him a better chance to land a fatal blow before he could.
  • Telepathy: How he communicates with others. He makes no such effort against Sub-Zero during their battle and settles for just roaring and since he's never shown any real offensive techniques with this, it doesn't factor into helping him fight his opponent.
  • Victory Fake Out: Sub-Zero has had one of his hands melted off, and Glacius manages to dissolve him for the win... only for The Reveal to hit: Glacius had only melted an ice clone as Sub-Zero had teleported out just in time, and is quick to rip his spine out clean.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Glacius can manipulate the ice that makes up his body, allowing him to, among other things, morph his arms into giant ice blades, give himself Elemental Armor, and liquefy himself for better mobility. This is possible thanks to his Mind over Matter powers. His liquid form almost lets him keep up with Sub-Zero, and nearly fully absorbs him after melting his hand, but Subby teleports out at the last second.

    Android 18 vs Captain Marvel 

Android 18

Android 18: "I know I'm being hard on you, but it's the only way you'll learn."
Voiced by: Amber Lee Connors

The Deadly Cyborg Killer from Dragon Ball

  • Action Girl: One of the few females in the Dragon Ball series who can keep up with the Z-Warriors.
  • Amusing Injuries: When Carol goes Binary and destroys the top of a large stone structure, 18 gets pelted several times by flying rocks to the head, complete with grunts of pain.
  • Beam Spam: Her Infinity Bullets attack is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Carol is fast enough to avoid it.
  • Bond One-Liner: After crushing Captain Marvel's head underfoot—
    Android 18: (nonchalantly) And that's that.
  • Bottomless Magazines: An odd variant: Dr. Gero created 17 and 18 to have endless amounts of energy. This is how they were able to overpower the Z-Warriors in Future Trunks' time.
  • Break the Haughty: She's on the giving end of these in her fight against Vegeta by not only overpowering him, but also breaking his arm. She one-ups herself by breaking both of Carol's arms before stomping her head in.
  • By the Hair: During the fight, 18 quickly loses patience and ends up swinging and tossing Carol away by her hair.
  • Combat Pragmatist: 18 is not afraid to play dirty in a fight, and during the battle she does everything from sucker punches to grabbing Carol's hair to throw her around, which gets Carol angry enough to call her out on it. She also decisively ends the fight with breaking Carol's arms so she can't fight back against her finisher.
  • Composite Character: While her analysis draws mostly on the anime and manga, her attack names and her Energy Absorption ability come from the video games.
  • Cyborg: She was kidnapped and transformed into one against her will by Dr. Gero alongside her brother (android is an incorrect term for her, as is the Japanese term "artificial human").
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lazuli and her brother Lapis were kidnapped by the maniacal Dr. Gero in his mad revenge scheme against Son Goku. They were modified into cyborgs with the express purpose of being used to evolve the biomechanical android Cell.
  • Deadly Disc: Knows her husband Krillin's Destructo Disk, which can cut through just about anything. She uses it to slice through a giant rock that Carol sent flying into the air.
  • Energy Absorption: ScrewAttack incorrectly ascribed the ability to absorb energy from opponents to 18, saying it was rarely used thanks to her own practically infinite supply. In the fight itself, she uses this ability to absorb the energy from Binary's Kamehame Hadoken, simultaneously powering herself up and weakening Carol enough for her to deliver the deathblows while smugly pointing out Carol's not the only one who can do it. Ben has made a twitter post that he did research on this and found that in both the manga and anime Trunks basically says 'No, they can't absorb energy like 19 and 20'. He does say it doesn't change the outcome of the fight (18 would win regardless) but he does apologize for giving untrue information on Android 18.
  • Finishing Stomp: 18 ultimately finishes off Carol in this fashion— breaking both her arms and spiking her into the ground to prevent her from getting away, before diving back down and stomping a hole through her head.
  • Half Identical Twin: With her brother Lapis (AKA Android 17), with the main way to differentiate them physically being that 18 is a blonde, and 17 is black-haired.
  • Happily Married: The hosts show several shots of her married life with Krillin, from looking after their daughter to sparring together.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Fires one at Carol after her Infinity Bullets fail to hit her, but Carol absorbs the attack to unleash her Binary form.
  • Made of Iron: She's tanked ki blasts strong enough to obliterate buildings while only receiving Clothing Damage as a result and blocked blows from Super Saiyan Trunks' sword, which was capable of slicing through and killing Frieza, who survived a planet burst. As such, she could tank just about anything short of attacks from Carol's Binary form.
  • Mythology Gag: How 18 defeats Carol. She breaks both of her arms to make sure that she stays down, before going for the killing blow. This is the exact same thing she did to Vegeta in DBZ.
  • Non-Indicative Name: She's technically a cyborg, not an android.
  • Only in It for the Money: Post Cell Saga, 18 will really get into fights if it offers money. She threw her match with Hercule in the 25th World Tournament if he would pay her double the prize money so she wouldn't humiliate him and Goku had to bribe her with this to get her to participate in the Tournament of Power.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: As confirmed by Word of God, her real name is Lazuli, though everyone calls her '18'.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
    Android 18: (smirks while charging up a ki blast) Time to clean up, then.
  • Retired Badass: Unlike Android 17, who continued training after becoming the ranger of a wildlife preserve, 18 decided to essentially settle down, only to fight when it was worth her while. She is still powerful, though, able to kick a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan-powered Kamehameha with ease. To top it off, she kills Captain Marvel.
  • Super Speed: Fast enough to keep pace with a Super Saiyan. Thanks to prior calculations from the original Goku v. Superman episode, this means she should be capable of reaching speeds over 340,000 mph (they later state in a reply in the Youtube comments for the episode they low-balled her significantly, and that by their calculations she can reach 15,300,000 mph(24,623,000 km/hr) to keep up with Super Saiyan Vegeta during the Android Saga). Much faster than what Captain Marvel can do.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to punch someone into a cliff face with one arm and break one of Vegeta's arms while he's in Super Saiyan mode. The fact that Vegeta had been training to withstand 450x Earth's gravity prior to the fight means his bones were able to handle over 40,000 lbs (20 tons) of weight in his human form alone, meaning 18 would have to be able to hit him with over 2,000,000 lbs (1000 tons) of force to overcome the 50x boost the Super Saiyan mode provides, far greater than Captain Marvel's own strength and enough to easily break her arms.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Krillin. It's lampshaded by Boomstick, who congratulates Krillin for "laying pipe above [his bracket]".
  • Victory by Endurance: Thanks to possessing a functionally limitless supply of ki from her battery, one of 18's favorite tactics is to let her enemy wear themselves out before going in for the kill, though it can backfire if her enemy is just that much stronger than her. It works out in 18's favour here, allowing her to wear down Captain Marvel over time before ultimately finishing her.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel: "Anybody else?"
Voiced by: Terri Doty

The Hard-hitting, High-flying Avenger

  • The Alcoholic: Even Iron Man, no stranger to drinking himself, thinks she's got a problem.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In reference to Android 18 incapacitating Super Saiyan Vegeta by breaking his arm with a powerful kick, Captain Marvel dies after having both her arms shattered the same way by 18, before being spiked down to the ground and having her head crushed underfoot.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Carol Danvers butted heads with her father, who was something of a misogynist, culminating in her joining the Air Force when her father sent her less-intelligent younger brother to college instead of her. It was there that she was exposed to a Kree weapon, granting her the powers of the alien Mar-Vell. After disappearing with the son of Kang the Conqueror, she reappeared, only to have her powers and memories stolen by the mutant Rogue, who was evil at the time. That's just the beginning!
  • Discard and Draw: Originally a Flying Brick, Carol gained energy-based powers during a space adventure with the X-Men.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Tells 18 not to make her hurt her when she refuses to back down from taking the Dragon Ball. 18 isn't phased by the threat and turns out she was right not to be.
  • Energy Absorption: Carol can absorb energy in many different forms to power herself up and nullify enemy attacks, and sufficient energy will transform her into Binary. She absorbs 18's ki blasts during the battle to power up, but 18 eventually catches on and stops using them entirely in favor of physical strength and speed.
    Captain Marvel: (after going Binary thanks to Android 18's ki blasts) Surprise! Thanks for the energy!
  • Flaming Hair: Her Binary form has this.
  • I Have Many Names: She has gone through multiple names, from Ms. Marvel to Binary, Warbird, Ms. Marvel again until she took up Mar-Vell's title in his honour.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Her Binary form uses a powerful beam as her finishing move against 18. However, it ends up completely backfiring when 18 absorbs the energy from it, powering herself up and weakening Carol enough to kill.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Right before 18 stomps a hole through her skull—
    Captain Marvel: fair. I can still—! (CRUNCH)
  • Large Ham: As Binary, some of her dialogue can be this:
    Captain Marvel: HAHAHAHA! Have a taste of your own energy!
  • Legacy Character: Carol takes the moniker used by the Kree hero Captain Mar-Vell. Her former name, Ms. Marvel, has gone to two others - a former wrestler named Sharon Ventura (now She-Thing) and her most popular replacement Kamala Khan.
  • Light 'em Up: Thanks to experiments by the Brood, Carol is capable of absorbing and projecting energy. Absorbing enough energy allows her to go into Binary form.
  • Made of Iron: She's survived, albeit wounded by, two point-blank shots from the Destructor's Frickin' Laser Beams, one of which is strong enough to punch through an Imperial Kree starship. Not quite as impressive as Android 18's durability, however, and not enough to let her survive prolonged physical combat with her either.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: After going Binary and preparing to fire a blast of energy—
    Captain Marvel: I can take whatever you dish and give it back twice as hard!
  • Pride: The hosts note that one of her biggest weaknesses is that she's really stubborn and tends to rush straight into dangerous situations while ignoring the advice of her wiser, more experienced allies. Said stubbornness both started a civil war between Marvel superheroes and led her to ignoring Tony Stark's warnings about her alcohol addiction.
  • Smug Super: Carol is very confident in her own strength and isn't afraid to admit it, especially once she goes Binary. 18 proceeds to do to her what she did to Super Saiyan Vegeta.
    Captain Marvel: (laughs) HAVE A TASTE OF YOUR OWN ENERGY!
  • Super Mode: Her Binary form, which allows her to control various types of energy as well as gravity itself. However, this form is temporary due to the amount of energy needed to sustain it. 18, once she realized what was happening, was smart enough to not to fire off anymore ki blasts at her and attack with purely physical force.
  • Super Speed: Her self-claimed personal record is when she managed to fly from Broadway, New York to the end of the atmosphere in 118 seconds, which according to calculations means she can fly at Mach 247. While impressive, it's about 15,000,000 miles slower than what Android 18 can achieve.
  • Super Strength: She can hit with up to 92 tons of force. Not as strong as 18, however, who can hit with at least ten times as much force.
  • Undignified Death: Has both arms shattered and is knocked into the ground hard enough to make a previous crater even bigger. As she struggles to get back up, she's Killed Mid-Sentence as 18 crushes her head into paste, leaving her corpse slumped on the floor with her ass sticking up in the air.

    Metal Sonic vs. Zero 

Metal Sonic

Metal Sonic: "All living things kneel before your master!"
Neo Metal Sonic and Metal Overlord Voiced by: Ryan Drummond (recycled voice clips)

Dr. Eggman's Hedgehog Destroyer

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Metal Sonic has rebelled against Robotnik on multiple occasions, even overcoming the Doctor's attempts to reprogram him to prevent this from happening.
  • Always Someone Better: All the way back in Season 1, Metal Sonic singlehandedly wiped the floor with both Eggman and Wily's robot armies. Here, Metal ends up being relegated to second strongest by Wily's ultimate creation.
  • Ascended Extra: He first appeared in Eggman vs. Wily as merely one of Eggman's robots. Fast forward to 58 episodes later, and he is getting his own episode as one of the main combatants. However, this is a downplayed example as he ended up pulling a Dark Horse Victory and killed both of the main combatants in that episode.
  • Attack Backfire: His crystal spam attack as Metal Overlord is dodged by Zero, and one of the crystals that gets lodged in the ground becomes a ramp for Zero to run up and get an easier shot at him in Absolute Zero form.
  • The Bus Came Back: This battle marks his first reappearance on the show since the Eggman vs. Wily battle in Season 1.
  • Chest Blaster: He can fire beams of plasma from the turbine in his chest.
  • Composite Character: Averted, he does not have his traits from the Archie Comics unlike Mega Man, Shadow, Knuckles, and Amy Rose as evidence when Zero's proven to be more than capable of reacting to Metal's speed thanks to being superior to the classic Mega Man, who beat Quick Man— who can move fast enoughnote  to dodge lightning.
  • Consolation Prize: With his defeat to Zero following his Dark Horse Victory in Season 1's Eggman vs. Wily, Metal Sonic gains the dubious honor of being the first combatant to win a Death Battle, and then lose in their next one.
  • Color Coded Timestop: When he uses Chaos Control as Metal Overlord, the background and Zero turns into an inverted color version of themselves. Zero doesn't last that way for long, however.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Although Metal Sonic's feats of speed, strength and durability are noted to be eclipsed by Zero's, he still puts up a very good fight throughout— eliciting several "Oh, Crap!" reactions from the normally-stoic and cocky Maverick Hunter. Even after he's defeated, Wiz refers to Metal as a "worthy adversary".
  • Dash Attack: His V-Maximum Overdrive enables him to rocket forwards at four times his maximum velocity and tear through just about anything in his path by surrounding himself in a plasma shield.
  • David vs. Goliath: While the two combatants start out at a similar size, he becomes the Goliath once he transforms into Metal Overlord. And just like Goliath, he's defeated by his smaller opponent.
  • Deflector Shields: Metal Sonic can create a black diamond-shaped shield nearly impervious to damage, and can produce a similar effect around him with his Ring Spark Field and V-Maximum Overdrive attacks from Sonic CD.
  • The Dragon: To Dr. Eggman when he isn't betraying him, by virtue of being one of the— if not the— most powerful robots he's ever built. The hosts even noted this in his original appearance in Eggman VS Wily, calling him Eggman's "ultimate killing machine".
  • Evil Laugh: Belts out two, the first being a dark chuckle when he transforms into Metal Overlord, and then goes the full hog after using Chaos Control on Zero and charging one final laser, assured of his victory. Unfortunately for him, Zero's Dark Hold comes into play and negates it.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How he ultimately dies. Absolute Zero overpowers his Metal Overlord form's imperfect Chaos Control with the Dark Hold, and uses the opportunity to come down on and bisect him vertically— causing him to explode. His original form's head survives, though.
  • Kaiju: He becomes one when he becomes Metal Overlord.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His Black Shield creates an almost impenetrable forcefield around himself. He uses it to block several of Zero's slashes, and even his Rekkoha.
  • Not Quite Dead: In a manner similar to Mega Man vs. Astro Boy, Metal Sonic's head is shown to survive in the post-fight animation while Zero teleports out. Given his robotic nature and that Eggman has repaired him from everything save complete bodily destruction, it's highly likely he can be rebuilt.
  • One-Winged Angel: He becomes Metal Overlord during the battle's climax.
  • Orbiting Particle Shield: Thanks to copying Rouge's Bat Guard, Metal Sonic is able to do this. He throws it at Zero, but it gets countered by Zero's Yammar Option and a charged shot.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: On the receiving end. Metal is without a doubt a very strong and very deadly opponent who can match and even surpass his organic counterpart Sonic under the right circumstances, but Zero was designed to completely eclipse the original Mega Man in terms of power and combat capabilities.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: During one of his battles with Sonic, they unleashed enough force to dislodge a stalactite weighing 46 million tons, with the amount of force required to do so being comparable to ten times the power of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. This is disregarding his transformations, by the way. Zero, on the other hand, was capable of surviving the explosion of a space colony comparable to the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, which is a much higher level.
  • Power Copying: He can flawlessly replicate an opponent's abilities by simply scanning them. As seen in Sonic Rivals, it even extends to things like Silver's ESP and telekinesis, Shadow's Chaos powers, and Espio's invisibility. During the fight, he uses Rouge's Bat Guard technique, which Zero counters with Yammar Option. He also copies Zero's Z-Buster and fires off a charged shot that sends Zero through a building. However, Wiz notes that he is not as good as the original users such as his Chaos Control being imperfect as compared to Zero's far more effective Dark Hold.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Before he transforms into Neo Metal Sonic, and subsequently into Metal Overlord.
    Metal Sonic: I'LL CRUSH YOU!
  • Robot Me: Metal Sonic was created to be the ultimate robotic counterpart to Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Is shown to be this in his appearances where he has a personality of his own— he believes himself to be the real Sonic whilst simultaneously acknowledging that he was created for the sole purpose of destroying his organic counterpart. Even outside of this, he's a coldly violent, aggressive, killing machine with a huge superiority complex.
  • Rolling Attack: Like Sonic, he can spin-dash to attack enemies— albeit in a considerably deadlier circular saw-like fashion, due to his metallic body and razor-sharp spines.
  • Scaled Up: His ultimate form as Metal Overlord is a giant blue mechanical dragon.
  • Shapeshifting: Metal Sonic's Power Copying can be taken to the next level via transforming into others ala the T-1000, the most well-known instance being when he impersonated Dr. Eggman during his first great rebellion.
  • Shock and Awe: As Neo Metal Sonic, he can call down lightning bolts— which forces Zero to back off and give him time to initiate his transformation into Metal Overlord.
  • Spam Attack: As Metal Overlord, he spams his crystal missiles en masse.
  • Speed Blitz: Briefly engages in one with Zero by slamming him bodily multiple times into the ground before Zero can react.
  • The Starscream: Whilst Metal Sonic is usually content to serve Dr. Eggman, he has rebelled against his creator at least twice, and has at least once usurped control of his entire empire.
  • Super Mode: As seen in his previous Death Battle appearance, he can transform into Neo Metal Sonic — and can also further transform into his gargantuan, monstrous Metal Overlord form from Sonic Heroes, capable of matching Super Sonic in battle. Still not enough to beat Zero, however.
  • Super Speed: Metal Sonic's average speed is higher than that of the original Sonic, which he achieves via hovering just off the ground (or flying) and being propelled via an incredibly powerful turbine engine in his body. As seen in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, he's even fast enough to pull off something akin to the Instant Transmission from Dragon Ball Z. The hosts posit that Metal is capable of reaching speeds up to Mach 35, enough to surpass escape velocity. Still nothing that Zero couldn't keep place with, however.
  • Super Strength: As Metal Overlord he's strong enough to lift and throw flying battleships with ease.
  • Super Toughness: Managed to survive an impact that caused a giant stalactite above a city to drop, putting his durability at around 200,000 tons of TNT for his base form alone. This is ten times the power of an atomic bomb. It however pales in comparison to Zero, who has survived an impact as strong as the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs at 1 trillion tons of TNT.
  • Time Stands Still: Is capable of using Shadow's Chaos Control to stop time for a brief period. However, Zero has far more abilities that allow him to stop time, and far faster to use as well.
  • The Worf Effect: After wiping the floor with both Eggman and Wily in his first fight, Metal now has a more worthy adversary in the form of Zero. This trope is ultimately played straight, as Zero eclipses Metal in every way that matters.
  • Your Head Asplode: Inverted. His head is the only thing that survives the final explosion that tears him apart. Surprisingly, his head is in one piece, even though as Metal Overlord, Zero sliced his head in half along with the rest of his body.


Zero: "I don't even need my sword for such an easy fight."
Voiced by: Johnny Yong Bosch (recycled voice clips)

Dr. Wily's Maverick Hunter

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A rare benevolent example, as Wily had created Zero to cause destruction and chaos, but after he was infected by the Maverick Virus his morality was inverted.
  • Always Someone Better: Zero had little trouble dispatching Metal Sonic even in his Metal Overlord form, which is quite impressive considering Metal's previous appearance on the show established him as a One-Man Army capable of tearing through both Eggman and Wily's forces by himself.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Zero was created by Wily to spread the Maverick Virus around the world and destroy anyone who got in his way, but his memories were erased following his defeat at the hands of Sigma and he joined the Maverick Hunters, becoming X's best friend.
  • Arm Cannon: Like X, he can transform his lower arms into plasma cannons called the Zero Buster or Z-Buster.
  • BFS: Turns the Z-Saber into one at the end of the fight, which he uses to destroy Metal Overlord. This is presumably his Genmurei attack, which is not talked about in his rundown.
  • Bond One-Liner: "Mission accomplished."
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: One of the reasons for his victory was that Zero's defeated robots just as tough as Metal Overlord, time and again. Furthermore, fighting against Metal Sonic was just like fighting against an animal Maverick boss, at least until Metal Sonic transformed.
  • Color Coded Timestop: When he uses Dark Hold, the background and Metal Sonic turn into a grayscale color version of themselves. When the color returns, Metal Overlord's cleaved into two.
  • Computer Virus: Zero was either the original carrier of the Maverick Virus — the successor to Wily's Roboenza Virus — or was infected by it when he was defeated by Sigma. Trace remnants of the original Maverick Virus and its more potent "Zero Virus" version remain in his system, capable of infecting other robots and turning them evil. Additionally, if Zero is infected with high-enough concentrations of the virus, his "true" personality will resurface.
  • Cool Sword: The Z-Saber is Zero's Iconic Item, a Laser Blade that easily slices through robots and can be empowered with various elemental abilities.
  • Criss-Cross Attack: Pulls one off on Metal Sonic at the start of the battle, attacking from all directions.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Although Zero's feats of speed, strength and durability are markedly more impressive than Metal Sonic's, the battle is surprisingly even considering that— Metal elicits several "Oh, Crap!" reactions from the normally-stoic and cocky Zero, and the Maverick Hunter is forced to use everything he's got to finally bring him down.
  • David vs. Goliath: While the two combatants start out at a similar size, he becomes the David once Metal Sonic transforms into Metal Overlord. And just like David, he takes down his larger foe.
  • Elemental Weapon: Zero's Z-Saber is able to transform into fire, ice, lightning, and even metal when he performs certain techniques.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How he defeats Metal Overlord, bisecting him vertically and causing him to explode after cancelling out his imperfectly-copied Chaos Control with Dark Hold.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: In addition to the Z-Buster and Z-Saber, Zero has a small arsenal of weapons, most of which were obtained by defeating powerful opponents:
    • A water-elemental naginata called the D-Glaive or Durga Glaive.
    • A pair of wind-elemental kunai called the V-Hanger, which home in on targets if thrown.
    • A pair of tessen called the B-Fan or Bashou Fan, which can be used to deflect or reflect energy attacks.
    • A warhammer called the T-Breaker or Titan Breaker.
    • A pair of knuckledusters called the K-Knuckle or Kaiser Knuckle, which allow him to use the Ansatsuken fighting style.
  • I Have the High Ground: Uses his Absolute Zero form's Flight to gain enough altitude to set up the killing blow.
  • Laser Blade: Zero wields an energy sword called the Z-Saber, as well as a variety of other energy-bladed weapons.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He was built to be superior to the classic Mega Man in every way, the latter being able to keep up with Quick Man, and being strong enough to hold up a ceiling trying to crush him. The hosts concluding that he far exceeds Metal in every way is, generally, why he won.
  • Multi-Melee Master: It's noted in his analysis that besides his Z-Saber, he's got a plethora of melee weapons such as the D-Glaive, V-Hanger, B-Fan, T-Breaker and K-Knuckle, but only the Z-Saber and his claws in Absolute Zero form are used in the fight.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several times, but most notably when he sees Metal go Metal Overlord. He even goes "Crap" when he sees what's happening.
  • Orbiting Particle Shield: His Yammar Option, copied from Commander Yammark. He uses it to counter Metal Sonic's Bat Guard, but two bats slip through, forcing him to use a charged shot to counter them.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: After he's teleported in to confront Metal Sonic:
    Zero: Found a Maverick! I'll take care of it. Starting mission now!
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Drops this before slicing Metal Overlord in half:
    Zero: This'll be over in a nanosecond.
  • Pillar of Light: His Rekkoha manifests as several of these, and it's very powerful. Metal Sonic is forced to use his Black Shield to defend against it.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In his Absolute Zero Super Mode, he gains a pair of bat wings in a manner similar to Bass with his Treble Boost.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Zero was engineered by Wily to surpass the original Mega Man and Bass, and upon activation he was an Ax-Crazy berserker. When he was defeated by Sigma, the Maverick Virus infected him but affected him in the opposite manner it was intended, erasing Zero's memories so that he became a force for good.
  • Speed Blitz: Briefly engages in one with Metal Sonic. He's proven to be more than capable of reacting to and keeping Metal's speed in check thanks to being superior to the classic Mega Man, who beat Quick Man— said Robot Master's top speed is leagues beyond what Metal can hit.note 
  • Super Mode: His Black Zero mode, which halves his defense to enhance his power and speed. His strongest form, however is Absolute Zero. His speed and power are increased, and gains claws and the ability to fly. To drive the point of eclipsing Metal Sonic in power home, he destroys Metal Overlord with Black Zero.
  • Super Reflexes: Mega Man has defeated and kept up with the lightning-fast Quick Man, and as Zero was made to surpass Mega Man in every way, this certainly means he's got the reflexes too. This puts his reaction time way faster than Metal Sonic's speed.
  • Super Toughness: Came out alive after flying a spaceship straight into Eurasia, a huge city floating in space. The impact of which was as strong as the meteor that killed the dinosaurs at 100 teratons of TNT, meaning that Zero's durability far surpasses anything that Metal Sonic could throw at him.
  • Superior Successor: Zero was created to succeed Bass as Wily's most powerful Robot Master — much to Bass's derision — and destroy Mega Man once and for all, but proved so violent and uncontrollable that Wily was forced to lock him away. If one takes the previous match between Eggman vs Wily into account with how Metal Sonic's "battle" with Bass ended, this claim is very much true.
  • Sword Beam: Zero can fire a variety of energy attacks from his sword.
  • Time Stands Still: His Dark Hold technique (which he copied from Dark Necrobat) can do this. He uses it to counter Metal Overlord's own Chaos Control, and it's deemed the superior ability due to being far faster to use, as well as Metal Sonic's version of Chaos Control being an imperfect version of Shadow's.
  • Unflinching Walk: Just after cutting Metal Overlord in half while he had stopped time, Zero just casually walks away as the former "dies" in a giant explosion. All he has to say? "Mission acomplished!"
  • Variant Power Copying: By defeating powerful enemies, Zero has amassed an arsenal of Techniques, EX-Skills, and weapons derived from his opponents'. He's not completely incapable of regular Power Copying, however, as his arsenal has included some of the same Special Weapons his friend Mega Man X can acquire, such as the Dark Hold, Yammar Option, and Guard Shell.
  • Video Game Dashing: Zero can perform a high-speed dash along the ground and in the air.

     Lucario vs Renamon 


Ash: *tackled* "Why'd you do that?"
Lucario: "You snuck up behind me. That is always a mistake."
Voiced by: Sean Schemmel (recycled voice clips)

The steely canine from the world of Pokemon

  • Action Initiative: Its Extreme Speed attack always lets it strike first, even against opponents who are naturally faster. In the fight proper, it uses this almost immediately and liberally to put Renamon on the defensive. Once this is depleted, however, Renamon proves to be the faster combatant.
  • Actor Allusion: Invoked. Its analysis has Wiz and Boomstick note that Lucario has some similarities to Goku; both share the same voice actor.
  • Always Accurate Attack: Aura Sphere, which never misses, and in the battle itself it successfully hits Lucario's faster opponent. Lucario can also naturally use Foresight to bypass any evasive maneuvers.
  • Bad with the Bone: Bone Rush creates a bone-shaped Energy Weapon that Lucario wields as a quarterstaff. It's ultimately the tool that Lucario uses to put Renamon down for good.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Gets the usual array of punching moves expected of a Fighting-type, one of its main techniques being Close Combat.
  • Breath Weapon: One of Lucario's many attacks is Dragon Pulse, a dragon-shaped beam of energy fired from its mouth.
  • Composite Character: Combines aspects of Sir Aaron's Lucario from Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the Lucario from Smash Bros., the Lucario from Pokkén Tournament, and generic Lucario from the anime and video-games.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Ultimately how Lucario gives itself the opportunity to kill the faster Renamon, as it charges through Renamon's Diamond Storm despite taking considerable damage in the process, catching Renamon off-guard.
  • Determinator: Lucario are known to never back down from a good fight, even if the odds are stacked against them. Lucario becomes visibly injured and tired after a beating by Renamon, but perseveres and even plows through Renamon's Diamond Storm to go for a finishing blow.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Bone Rush is a Ground-type attack, which hits multiple times, and materialises in the form of an Aura bone. It's used to block Renamon's first Diamond Storm as well as to finish it off.
  • Duel Boss: Invoked with the conditions of the fight. As the fight will be kept a pure one-on-one affair, this version of Lucario will not be accompanied by any Trainers who owned other members of its species. This means no Mega-Evolution.
  • Evolution Powerup: Lucario can Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario, becoming stronger at the cost of becoming ruthless and savage. As this requires a Trainer to perform, however, it will be excluded from the fight. Not that Lucario needed it.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Is a Steel-type Pokemon, though it doesn't have the usual visual cues or stats spread seen in Steel-types. This gives it a weakness to fire-type attacks, but as it's analysis shows, it could even survive a fire attack from the extremely hot Magmar. And probably helped it to take a Deliberate Injury Gambit against Diamond Storm, since Diamond Storm is made of leaves — a type that it would resist.
  • Fragile Speedster: Lucario has high base Speed, and can reach even higher speeds with its Extreme Speed attack. However, its defensive stats are lacking— made worse by Close Combat, its most lethal attack, reducing its Defense and Special Defense further. Renamon is faster than it on account of the Digimon maintaining high levels of speed Lucario can only briefly reach with Extreme Speed, but defensively Lucario wins out.
  • Glass Cannon: Lucario's greatest base stats are Attack and Special Attack, and it has several techniques that can amplify its power further. Defensively, however, Lucario's stats leave a lot to be desired, and has only one naturally obtainable move that can address its defensive woes; Calm Mind, which only improves its Special Defense. While it shares this with Renamon, it has the advantage of actually possessing defensive options, making it hard for the Digimon to tire it out.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On the giving end, combined with Impromptu Tracheotomy.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Ultimately gives one to Renamon with its Bone Rush bone, killing it.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Its signature Aura Sphere attack, wherein it charges a sphere of Aura energy between its hands and fires it. Boomstick lampshades the similarities between Aura Sphere and Goku's Kamehameha in the analysis, and in the fight itself it uses its Aura Storm Final Smash to fire a powerful energy beam, but misses due to Renamon's superior speed that helps it run up the pillar the beam destroys.
  • Ki Manipulation: Gets moves like Aura Sphere, Dark Pulse, and Focus Blast. Boomstick notes the similarities between Aura and Dragon Ball's ki in the analysis.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Lucario's physical attacks are impressive, but not the only tools in its offensive arsenal, as Aura Sphere and Dragon Pulse are based on its Special Attack. Fortunately for the Lucario species, their Special Attack is even slightly better than their already considerable Attack. This proved vital in its victory, as this versatility gave Lucario a much more effective arsenal than Renamon.
  • Meditation Powerup: Can learn Calm Mind naturally, which raises its special attack and defense. It's also shown meditating before the fight starts and goes back to doing so after it kills Renamon.
  • Noble Wolf: Or Jackal, in Lucario's case, and definitely noble as its movie version is basically a knight-in-training.
  • Oxymoronic Being: Joked about in the analysis. Lucario is a Fighting-Type and uses Fighting-Type moves, but thanks to its secondary Steel-Type is weak to Fighting-Type moves. Boomstick assumes that Lucario hurts itself by existing because of this, and Wiz responds by telling him that it doesn't exactly work that way.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Lucario has red eyes, and it proves more dangerous than Renamon.
  • Super Strength: At least one Lucario has shown the strength to destroy metal construction equipment with a single strike. The force required to do so is just over 9 times stronger than anything the Renamon species has ever recorded.
  • Super Reflexes: Its ability to sense Aura gives it incredible prediction abilities, allowing it to read and react to opponents faster than it even while blinded. This ability comes in handy for countering Renamon's superior Super Speed.
  • Telepathy: Some Lucario can use Aura to communicate with humans telepathically, though Wiz derides this as part of starring in its own movie. Pokedex entries confirm that Lucario can sense Auras from all creatures from up to half a mile away, allowing it to read minds. This is a key factor in its victory, as while Renamon proved faster, this telepathy let Lucario foresee its opponent's attacks in time to react.
  • Weak to Fire: As a Steel-type pokemon, fire attacks are super-effective against it. That said, it was still shown to survive Magmar's flames, which are 2200°F (1204°C) in temperature, and keep going. Even if Renamon's spectral flames did Fire-typed damage, it would certainly be able to take those.
  • Wolverine Claws: Metal Claw transforms the spikes on the back of Lucario's paws into razor-sharp metal blades.


Renamon: "I must rely on the power within me. I am alone in this world."
Voiced by: Marissa Lenti

The razor-sharp and literally foxy Digimon

  • Composite Character: While footage of Rika's Renamon from Digimon Tamers was shown, the preview was discussing Renamon in general and also showed footage from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Combined with an expression that makes Boomstick think "It's like it thinks it's better than me." Of course, as Wiz points out, Renamon is better than Boomstick.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Compared to Lucario, it lacks versatility, mainly having melee attacks and Diamond Storm as its direct offensive options. This is one of the factors in its loss.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Some Renamon are capable of creating spectral doppelgangers to fight alongside them.
  • Duel Boss: Invoked. Neither side will have any assistance from their human partners, so this Renamon will fight without the aid of any tamer. This means no inclusion of Digivolutions.
  • Elemental Punch: Its Power Paw wreathes its fist in spectral flames.
  • Evolution Powerup: They can Digivolve into Kyubimon — a nine-tailed fox Digimon who fights with spectral flames; Taomon — an Onmyodo-practising humanoid fox who fights with ofuda and a magic paintbrush; and Sakuyamon — a humanoid fox miko who fights with the Kongou Shakujou, a Buddhist ringed staff. While these forms are briefly mentioned in Renamon's pre-fight analysis, it's noted that because they usually require the aid of a Tamer to achieve they will not make any appearance in the fight itself. Which is a shame, since they might have helped turned the tide.
  • Fantastic Foxes: Again, Renamon is based on a Kitsune.
  • Flechette Storm: Diamond Storm has it summon a storm of razor-sharp, diamond-tough leaves that fly at its opponent.
  • Fragile Speedster: Renamon are extremely fast, to the point they can move faster than the eye can track, but their low defense means they need to use that speed to avoid attacks. It's deemed faster than Lucario, but not enough that Lucario can't counter it, and Lucario has stronger defensive options to compensate.
  • Glass Cannon: Renamon are very strong and possess several damaging moves, but they lacks much in terms of defensive options. Wiz even uses this phrase when discussing Renamon. While Lucario shares this weakness, it's not to the same extent, and without defensive options, it couldn't wear Lucario down fast enough.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Renamon is killed by being impaled on Lucario's Bone Rush aura bone.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Ultimately ends up getting stabbed through the throat by Lucario's Bone Rush bone.
  • Kitsune: Renamon and its Digivolutions draw from the multi-tailed fox-spirits of Japanese folklore.
  • Ninja: Renamon is a stealthy, agile, and strong kitsune who specializes in martial arts, can create shadow clones, and uses razor-edged leaves as shuriken.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives Lucario a string of rapid attacks whenever it successfully manages to get the advantage.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Its signature "Diamond Storm" attack actually fires a barrage of razor-sharp leaves. Lampshaded by Wiz and Boomstick.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Lucario plows through its Diamond Storm without dodging, it's shocked. That provides Lucario with an opening to kill it.
  • Playing with Fire: Renamon and its Digivolution Kyubimon can conjure spectral flames to amplify their attacks. While its opponent Lucario is vulnerable to fire-type attacks thanks to Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors, it's also shown to have survived far more intense flames.
  • The Stoic: Most Renamon are extremely serious, which is rather ironic considering kitsune in folklore are considered The Trickster.
  • Super Strength: While its Diamond Storm shuriken might not use actual diamonds, it packs quite a wallop. One member of the Renamon species once shattered a solid wall of ice from a much more powerful Digimon with just one toss. While this clocks in at an impressive 6000 PSI, the Lucario species has shown feats of strength that register more than 9 times stronger.
  • Super Speed: Fast enough to vanish from the naked eye, which would mean it can move over 9,000 mph. Renamon trumps Lucario here by being able to maintain this level of speed while Lucario can only briefly reach it with Extreme Speed, but Lucario's Aura sensing allows it to counter.
  • You Sexy Beast: Poor Boomstick discovers how popular Renamon is in the Furry Fandom...
  • You've Gotta Be Kidding Me!: Famous Last Words. Said just before Lucario impales it.

     Balrog vs. TJ Combo 


Balrog: "Heh heh heh. I can almost smell the money now. If I can pull this off, I'll be on easy street forever!"
Voiced by: Chris Jai Alex

The Crazy Buffalo from Street Fighter

  • An Arm and a Leg: Not exactly; one of the first things TJ does near the end of the fight is break Balrog's right arm.
  • Badass Normal: This is a guy who can stand his own against robots, ninjas, fireball throwing Ki users, and all sorts of other crazy combatants.
  • Battle Strip: After he knocks the ref out, he removes his hood.
  • Boxing Battler: Balrog regularly takes on Supernatural Martial Arts-wielding fighters using only his "Fight-Style" Boxing. Going by his official height and weight, Balrog would be the second-largest heavyweight champion in the sport's history by real-world standards.note 
  • The Brute: For Master Bison of Shadaloo.
  • Camera Abuse: Though, in his defense, it wasn't his fault that his severed head flew into the camera.
  • Casualty in the Ring: Due to the fight's framing device being set in a boxing match, somebody was inevitably going to leave in a body bag. Ultimately, Balrog goes down for the count, and won't be getting back up. Ever.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He's a premier Badass Normal in Street Fighter, and he's strong enough to kill an elephant with a single punch. This feat alone means he can punch at least seven times harder than the strongest recorded punch courtesy of the heavyweight champion Frank Bruno.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Balrog is infamous for playing dirty. It ultimately cost him his professional boxing career. When he ends up fighting dirty by using his Dirty Bull Ultra Combonote  after being outboxed by TJ during the first round, Balrog responds by eliminating the referee in the second one, turning the contest into a no-holds-barred battle to the death.
  • Dies Wide Open: His crazed eyes are still open after his severed head lands on a camera after the match. No wonder the reporter watching this feels he has to vomit.
  • Dub Name Change: As mentioned previously in Shao Kahn vs. M. Bison, Balrog goes by the full name "Mike Bison" in Japan. His fellow Four Devas (minus Sagat) followed suit during the localization process, with his boss "Vega" getting the "M. Bison" name while "Balrog" got the name of the claw wielding assassin who would be named "Vega".note 
  • Dumb Muscle: He's incredibly powerful but not too bright. Wiz and Boomstick bring up how when Balrog took over M. Bison's Shadaloo organization, he ran it into the ground with his spending. The hosts theorize that Balrog might be like this due to all the blows to the head.
  • Evil Counterpart: To TJ Combo. They both grew up to poor families and possessed talent in boxing. They also used underhanded tactics to stay on top, inevitably leading to them being stripped of their titles. However, whereas as TJ would strive to prove to the world that he can win legitimately, Balrog continues to cheat and eventually became an enforcer of the crime syndicate, Shadaloo.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's bigger, heavier, and eviler than his opponent TJ Combonote .
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Originally a child raised in poverty, his passion for boxing lead him down a road to becoming one of M. Bison's right hand men.
  • Greed: One of Balrog's most defining characteristics is his insatiable desire for money and all the benefits that come with it, born from growing up poor. His greed fuels many of his more heinous actions, and on the occasions he goes obtain success and millions he usually gambles it all away in a few months, forcing him to start from the bottom again.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He was the one to knock out (and possibly kill) the ref and escalated the match into a life and death battle, and the one who is killed in the end because of it.
  • I'll Kill You!: Not explicitly stated, but his tone of voice and his subsequent dirty fighting afterwards shows he didn't take kindly to TJ knocking him down in the first round.
    Balrog: Tch, annoying bastard! I'll break you like a ragdoll!
  • Karmic Death: He knocks out and possibly kills the referee, escalating the match into a life or death scenario. This ends up being his undoing in the end.
  • Mad Eye: Noted by Boomstick he's got one crazy look in his eyes at all times.
  • Mighty Glacier: While his attacks themselves are actually quite fast, as a slugger-type boxer, he specializes in brute force and perseverance at the cost of mobility and finesse. This very fighting style is what got him killed at the end, as TJ was able to capitalize on his slow and predictable punches with weaker but faster attacks, slowly wearing Balrog down for the kill.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Wears his Street Fighter V hood when he goes in the ring. He takes it off after possibly killing the ref.
  • Off with His Head!: On the receiving end. Under the effects of Last Breath, TJ knocks his head clean off.
  • Oh, Crap!: TJ breaking his arm near the end of the fight is accompanied by an agonised and shocked whimper from the previously cocky and violent fighter— which doubles as OOC Is Serious Business.
  • Pet the Dog: He at least has enough sportsmanship to touch gloves with TJ before the fight, although he does it a tad bit aggressively and taunts him right after.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Taunts TJ a bit when the two touch gloves before their fight:
    Balrog: You won't even make it to Round 2, wimp!
    • After he knocks out the ref:
      Balrog: Come on, tiny; just you and me!
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Screams one out before landing a Gigaton Blow on TJnote , although it doesn't end the fight:
    Balrog: You won't hear the full ten-count! WHY DON'T YOU GO TO HELL?!
  • Punch Parry: Blocks a few of TJ's punches with his own; the impact is enough to break the ring they're fighting in.
  • Red Baron: The Crazy Buffalo.
  • Scary Black Man: He's a world-class criminal known for his brutality both in the ring and in full-out brawls.
  • Shadow Archetype: Both boxers have a history of being dirty fighters with a taste for the good life who have gotten involved with shady organizations, however TJ decided to move away from cheating and broke his ties with Ultratech, while Balrog only sank deeper and deeper into crime. As some commenters pointed out, TJ is basically fighting the man he could have become if he had not chosen to go clean.
  • Stealth Pun: He's referred to as a "crazy buffalo" who's "all raw hide." Rather appropriate for someone who's Japanese name is Mike BISON.
  • Super Strength: As noted back in the previous season's Cammy White vs. Sonya Blade, he's strong enough to kill an elephant with a single punch. He and TJ turn out to be evenly matched in this regard, though TJ edges him out by a few hundred newtons.
  • Super Toughness: Survived falling from a very high cliff estimated at being around 1,272 feet tall. He and TJ are evenly matched in their area, though Balrog has a slight advantage thanks to his drop being roughly 100 feet higher.
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: One of the reasons he loses is that his Slugger boxing style, statistically speaking, is at a disadvantage to TJ's Outboxer style.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's not, but, compared to TJ and his Outboxer style, his Slugger style is powerful, yet predictable, and leaves little room for finesse. Even in Street Fighter itself, it's noted that his boxing moves aren't refined at all. The Slugger style being at a disadvantage against the Outboxer style is part of why he loses.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: After the Battle Strip. He should have been shirtless to begin with, given the circumstances, but it was probably too difficult to get him to cooperate.

TJ Combo

TJ Combo: "And don't think for a moment that I'll let anything get in my way. Cause if you give me that moment... I win!"
Voiced by: Gabriel Kunda

The Hard Hitting Champ from Killer Instinct

  • All-American Face: Played with in that, while he was a massive Heel way back when, nowadays, he's gone straight (and is the good boxer between him and Balrog), and wears the American flag on his shorts. He moves in at the start of the match to touch gloves in the name of good sportsmanship (if not with a bit of gloating on his part), only for Balrog to dismiss him.
  • The Atoner: His story in the reboot is that he's going straight after being a cheat.
  • Badass Normal: This is a guy who has gone up against robots, dinosaurs, ninjas, and other monstrosities and still comes out on top.
  • Boxing Battler: TJ Combo combats Ultratech and even managed to kill Riptor using only his boxing, though the 2013 game adds MMA skills to his repertoire like flying knees. Wizard identifies his strategy as an "out-boxer" style, similar to Muhammad Ali, where he stays outside of his opponents' reach and goes on the offensive when they miss a swing. The real-life triangle theory of boxing shows that outboxers counter sluggers hard by capitalizing on opponents' mistakes and wearing them down with quicker strikes before coming in for the knock-out blow, which is the exact strategy TJ uses to beat Balrog.
  • Brought Down to Badass: TJ Combo can go the distance against all sorts of monsters with his bare hands. This is after he tore out the cybernetic implants that he once used to cheat. While it's an extremely close fight, he didn't need his implants to win his bout against Balrog.
  • Casualty in the Ring: Due to the fight's framing device being set in a boxing match, somebody was inevitably going to leave in a body bag. TJ ends up winning the fight by permanent KO.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Even without his implants, he's strong enough to punch the 550 pound Fulgore over a dozen feet in the air.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While his cheating days are mostly behind him (barring a few No Mercies that wouldn't be legal in any ring, ever, like simply shooting his foe with a machine gun), he used to be a shameless cheater, starting when, as a boy, he added a roll of quarters to his boxing glove to break the nose of his opponent. When Balrog knocks out the ref, he's free to at least use his Shoot Toss and a kick for good measure.
  • Cyborg: Or rather, ex-cyborg. During the later stages of his professional boxing career, he turned to the Ultratech Corporation to use cybernetic implants to stay on top. He ultimately tore them out after Ultratech exposed his cheating as retaliation for not throwing a show match against their prototype Fulgore unit.
  • Extremity Extremist: Averted, as, even though he's primarily a boxer, his use of knees and such suggests he branched into MMA.
  • Fearless Fool: Instead of getting his implants surgically removed, TJ instead tore them out with his bare hands, which Wiz finds to be an astoundingly stupid decision that could have easily backfired if TJ hadn't been fortunate enough to have some residual side effects from the cybernetic enhancements.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: TJ Combo, then known by his given name, Tyler-Johnson Garrett, was born to a poor family in Texas. After a childhood where he was in and out of trouble (including getting thrown out of a junior boxing league for cheating in the ring), he moved to Chicago and worked as a janitor at a boxing gym. Rigorous training on the side ultimately led to a highly successful legitimate boxing career, until he threw it all away by cheating to stay on top. Even after he stopped cheating again, the disgraced ex-champion became one of the most deadly fighters in the Killer Instinct tournament, and one of humanity's greatest defenders against the threat of the evil demigod known as Gargos.
  • Good Counterpart: To Balrog. They both grew up to poor families and possessed talent in boxing. They also used underhanded tactics to stay on top, inevitably leading to them being stripped of their titles. However, whereas as Balrog continues to cheat and eventually became an enforcer of the crime syndicate, Shadaloo, TJ would strive to prove to the world that he can win legitimately.
  • Healing Factor: The hosts note that TJ has a very mild healing factor courtesy of the lingering side-effects of the original Ultratech procedure that gave him his implants, as he healed up way faster than he should have after he tore out said implants. However, it's slow enough to be irrelevant to this fight, not that he needed it.
  • Heroic Second Wind: His Last Breath Instinct ability allows him to bounce back from an incapacitating hit while triggering his Glory Days mode, at the cost of having a much shorter duration. After TJ is knocked down by a Gigaton Blow, Balrog moves in for the kill... only for Last Breath to kick in, launching TJ's successful comeback.
    TJ: I AIN'T DONE!!!
  • Karmic Death: Gives one to Balrog, who knocks out and possibly kills the referee, escalating the match into a life or death scenario. A life-or-death scenario that ends with TJ punching off Balrog's head.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Throws one very important question to Balrog:
    TJ: Think you got what it takes to beat the champ?
    • After Balrog knocks out the ref:
      TJ: Bring it on, asshole!
    • And once more when TJ makes his comeback:
      TJ: I AIN'T DONE!!!
  • Punch Parry: Engages in a few with Balrog; the impact of their fists clashing is enough to shatter the ring's canvas.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: With Glory Days activated, TJ finishes Balrog by breaking his right arm, pummeling him with a barrage of punches and finishes him off with an uppercut that takes his head clean off.
  • Scars Are Forever: His arms are covered with the scars that resulted from his self-inflicted removal of his cybernetic implants.
  • Scary Black Man: Subverted. He's black, but he's smaller, less imposing, and more morally-restrained than his opponent Balrog, who fits this trope more. That said, Balrog must have felt pretty frightened when on the receiving end of TJ's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs.
  • Screw the Rules, They Broke Them First!: He fights cleanly at first, but when Balrog uses his Dirty Bull Ultra Combo and knocks out the referee, all bets are off and he starts using mixed martial arts techniques to even the odds.
  • Sore Loser: In the past, TJ was obsessed with winning along with the glory and fame that came with it, so much so that he was willing to perform many underhanded moves to stay on top rather than accept defeat gracefully. His public exposure by Ultratech served as a hard lesson that he's still trying to recover from.
  • Stone Wall: As an out-boxer, he sacrifices raw power in order to evade his opponent's attacks and wear them down with superior endurance. This counters Balrog's slugger style and allows him to win the fight.
  • Strong and Skilled: One of the reasons why he wins is that he is about even with Balrog physically, but also has much more experience in fighting, having defended his title for 20 years.
  • Super Mode: His Instinct Mode Glory Days allows him to move and punch faster when his back's to the wall. He activates it after being knocked down by Balrog's Gigaton Blow, and it helps him deliver the knockout blow.
  • Super Strength: TJ can create shockwaves just by punching the ground with his Tremor Punch, and a key part of his fighting style is to knock his opponents over a dozen feet into the air with his Vortex Uppercut (even ones as heavy as the 550-lb Fulgore) and keep them there with a variety of attacks. Even his Powerline jab is strong enough to send even the heaviest opponents sprawling backwards. He and Balrog turn out to be evenly matched in this regard, though TJ has a slight edge by a few hundred newtons.
  • Super Toughness: Survived ripping the cybernetics out of his arms with his bare hands and jumping out of a skyscraper estimated at being roughly 1,162 feet all. He and Balrog were evenly matched in this regard, though Balrog has a slight edge in that he survived a drop roughly 100 feet higher.
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: One of the reasons he wins the fight is that his Outboxer style, statistically speaking, has an advantage over Balrog's Slugger style.
  • Throwing The Match: In exchange for giving him his cybernetic implants and letting him enjoy 20 years of champion life, Ultratech set him up with a match against their prototype Fulgore unit and told him to lose the fight in order to further cement their dominance on the planet. TJ refused and broke it in front of the audience, and in return Ultratech exposed his cheating ways for the world to see.
  • Victory by Endurance: Won by wearing Balrog down via repeated enough dodging and counter-attacking to permanently knock his opponent out.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: TJ usually wears a Combo Gym tank top, but since the fight starts as an official boxing match, he goes shirtless for the episode.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Compared to Balrog, TJ is around as strong, and somewhat less durable, but he uses the finesse-based Outboxer style (as opposed to Balrog's Slugger style). Outboxers having an advantage against Sluggers is part of why TJ won.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Well, on your shorts more like.

    The Shredder vs. Silver Samurai 

The Shredder

The Shredder: "The true battle... starts NOW!"

The Sharp and Shiny Arch-Villain of the Ninja Turtles

  • Arch-Nemesis: Of Splinter (also known as Hamato Yoshi) and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Atrocious Alias: Boomstick points out that "shredder" is also the name of a kitchen utensil.
  • Badass Cape: Many iterations, including the 1987 version, have one. In the fight itself, Silver Samurai slices through it, causing Shredder to throw it off.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Though both he and Silver Samurai can be considered supervillains, Shredder is certainly the more evil of the two by far, compared to his more morally-gray opponent. Not only does he win, but he also inflicts on Harada one of the most brutal deaths in the show's history.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Boomstick considers every Shredder an "absolute badass", even the bumbling 1987 incarnation. Indeed, it's the 1987 Shredder who's used in the fight animation, and he delivers a particularly brutal death to Silver Samurai.
  • Bond One-Liner: After ripping Harada's head off, he says this as he crushes it in one hand:
    Super Shredder: PLAYTIME. IS. OVER.
  • Clothing Damage: His cape gets sliced by Harada, causing him to throw off the remnants.
  • Composite Character: In Shredder's preview, Wiz and Boomstick briefly mention his varying backstories— compositing all the versions of him. In the fight itself, the sprite used in the fight itself is based on the 1987 incarnation, while the voice used seems to be based on the 2003 incarnation.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Sics a squadron of Foot Clan ninjas onto Silver Samurai before appearing on his own. The Foot Clan ninjas are instantly destroyed in a Curb-Stomp Battle. Shredder proves to be a far stronger opponent — enough to kill Silver Samurai.
  • Cool Helmet: The one constant between all his incarnations, besides his clawed gauntlets, is his three-pronged helmet called the Kuro Kabuto. It's part of a set of 1500 year old armor forged from the totems of the Foot clan's fallen enemies to be stronger than steel, that Shredder uses to signify his leadership of the Foot Clan.
  • Cool Sword: The various incarnations of him has wielded a variety of swords ranging from katanas to energy blades. He settles for a simple katana during the battle.
  • Decapitation Presentation: On the giving end of a brief one where he shows the decapitated Silver Samurai's head before crushing it— drawn in horrifying detail.
  • Depending on the Writer: His backstory changes across TMNT media: He's been a reincarnation of an ancient Japanese warrior, an alien disguised as a man/a demon-possessed ancient warrior/a program modeled after the alien disguised as a man, or a bumbling idiot voiced by Uncle Phil.
    Shredder (1987): But I don't wanna conquer this place! I wanna conquer Eaaaaaaaaarth!
  • The Dreaded: Barring the Fred Wolf cartoon, Splinter and his sons dread facing The Shredder. The 2012 CGI series in particular has Splinter having nightmares about Shredder killing the Turtles after he delivered a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Curbstomp Battle against them.
  • Flash Step: As befitting a ninja. He uses it liberally during the fight to both avoid Silver Samurai's strikes and try to catch him by surprise.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Both he and Hamato Yoshi had feelings for a woman named Tang Shen, but she only had eyes for Yoshi. Jealous of their relationship, Shredder attacked him, but Tang Shen was accidentally slain instead of Yoshi.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: During the fight, Harada stabs him through the chest, badly injuring him. As his opponent celebrates, Shredder gets back up, brings out the mutagen and goes Super Shredder.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: As Boomstick notes, if all else fails, there was always the option for Shredder to just go mutant and beat Harada to death, since he's way stronger and would tank a majority of whatever the Silver Samurai could throw at him.
  • Knife Nut: For long range, he uses shuriken.
  • Made of Iron: Tough enough to withstand multiple bites from the mutant Leatherhead on his midsection, which would have easily split a normal man in half, and have no problems tossing the 300 lb beast around afterwards.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Mentioned in his backstory, where he and Hamato Yoshi had feelings for a woman named Tang Shen. Unfortunately for him, the woman only loved the latter, and he thus tried to kill Yoshi in the process but ends up killing Tang Shen instead.
  • Ninja: Leader of the Foot ninja clan.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: As he challenges Silver Samurai—
    Shredder: (laughs evilly) You are no match for... THE SHREDDER!
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Just as he punches Silver Samurai's sword into his face—
    Super Shredder: DIE!
  • Purple Is Powerful: What clothes he wears apart from spiked armor.
  • Red Baron: His birth name is Oroku Saki, but the world and his enemies know him as The Shredder.
  • Shock and Awe: Super Shredder is capable of creating lightning.
  • Smoke Out: Uses a smoke bomb to evade Harada's attacks.
  • Spikes of Villainy: The Shredder has his armor lined with spikes and blades, though how spiky his armor is differs between incarnations.
  • Super Mode: Super Shredder. It makes him bigger, tougher, and stronger (in the 2012 CGI series he can throw an oil tanker with ease), but turns him into a mindless brute, though he retains most of his mind in the 2012 CGI series. Harada stood no chance against him.
  • Super Speed: He can move and strike faster than the human eye can track, as shown when he intimidated a mob boss by drawing his blade and slicing so fast the only proof it even happened was the sound of his blade being drawn and the man's meatball on a fork and surrounding candlesticks for atmosphere fell to pieces. This feat alone means he can move faster than 1/220th of a second. This gives him the edge against Harada's Super Reflexes.
  • Super Strength: Even in his normal form, he's strong enough to lift and throw the 300-lb Leatherhead like a ragdoll, and as Super Shredder he's strong enough to throw entire oil tankers with ease. While Harada can out-muscle Saki at base, he's outclassed by Super Shredder.
  • Teleport Spam: As Super Shredder, he can use this liberally. This provides yet another advantage against Harada.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: As Super Shredder, he tears Silver Samurai's arm off and impales him through the eye by punching Harada's own sword at him, and then rips his head off and crushes it.
  • Tin Tyrant: His spiked armor is one of his most prominent features, though how armored he is differs between his various incarnations, ranging from a few armored plates to a full suit of Powered Armor. It's deemed weaker than Silver Samurai's armor, but Shredder's fast enough that the loss of protection doesn't hinder him too much.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Amusingly, Wiz points out that Shredder seems to have aversions to garbage trucks, newborn infants, wood, and the power of music, and has an obsessive desire to eat his enemies as soup. Boomstick has to wonder if the 90s were always that bad.
  • Weapon Tombstone: On the giving end. After slaying Silver Samurai, Shredder leaves the Muramasa blade embedded into the ground with his opponent's helmet perched on top of it.
  • Wolverine Claws: One of Shredder's most recurring features are his famous tekko-kaginote  clawed gauntlets; in fact, he's probably as associated with this trope as Wolverine himself.
  • Worthy Opponent: Evil as he may be, it's hinted that he did show honor and respect towards Silver Samurai as a worthy foe considering that he gave Harada a Weapon Tombstone using Harada's helmet and Muramasa.

Silver Samurai

Wolverine: "Last chance, Harada. Yield!"
Silver Samurai: "The Silver Samurai yields to no man!"

The Mutant Swordsman Who Can Slice Through Anything

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: The Muramasa is a deadly blade, made even more dangerous with the Silver Samurai's mutant power by covering it in a tachyon field so it can cut through almost anything. Thanks to his mutant powers, however, he can do the same to just about any other blade on hand.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Super Shredder hacks off his arm in one blow.
  • Arch-Nemesis: His most well-known rival is Wolverine, although their rivalry is noted as one of respect due to each other's skill in combat.
  • Atrocious Alias: Upon stating Harada's alias, Boomstick simply goes dead quiet and Wiz only adds in a Blunt "Yes".
  • Attack Its Weakpoint: His armor, strong as it is, does have its weakpoints, though they're mostly hard to get to. In the fight itself, Shredder fails to harm Harada until he strikes the spot in the middle of his arm— and from there, it only gets worse for Harada.
  • Bastard Angst: Keniuchio Harada was the son of the leader of the Harada Clan, Shingen Harada. However, he couldn't inherit the clan normally because he was born illegitimately. This caused him no end of grief when Wolverine killed his father and was set to marry his sister, who would inherit the clan over him (a triple shame combo, according to Boomstick), leading him to show up and challenge his sister to a fight for leadership in which she died (poisoned by a third party, but still).
  • Blade Reflection: During their fight, Harada catches Shredder coming at him from behind by seeing his reflection in his blade and uses the foresight to impale Saki through the chest.
  • Bling of War: Silver Samurai. The name should tell you enough.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets one of the most brutal deaths in the series. Shredder cuts through his arm, causing him to bleed out in High-Pressure Blood, punches his sword straight through his head, pops it off, and crushes it with one hand. And even in Hell, his soul gets flattened by Marduk Kurios' Soulcutter, leaving him Deader Than Dead.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Pulls this off against Shredder's Foot Clan ninja mooks. All five of them attack him at the same time, and are defeated in one attack. The moment Shredder broke out the mutagen, though...
  • Decapitation Presentation: On the receiving end of a brief one where his decapitated head is shown by Super Shredder to the camera, before it's graphically crushed in one hand.
  • Don't Celebrate Just Yet: Celebrates his supposed victory over Shredder without killing him, allowing his opponent to turn into Super Shredder.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Especially mutant samurai. Also, Boomstick has no explanation as to why Harada chose to become a samurai other than this trope.
  • Eye Scream: Silver Samurai's sword gets punched through his eye socket by Super Shredder, stabbing straight through and leaving one of his eyeballs dangling from it.
  • Fate Worse than Death: After getting killed by Shredder, his soul ends up in Hell, where it's promptly and permanently destroyed by the Soulcutter blade.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: When he attempts to rush at Super Shredder, Shredder cuts his sword arm with a karate chop, before driving Harada's own sword through his eye socket, killing him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After cutting off his arm, Super Shredder punches his sword through his skull.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Once sliced a bullet fired at him in half. Although impressive, this is deemed to be lesser so compared to Shredder being able to move and attack faster than normal human eyesight— but during their final battle, he uses his tachyon-infused katana to cut through a lightning bolt fired by Super Shredder.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: As expected of a samurai, but ones infused with tachyon energy fields then can cut through pretty much anything are even more so! Not so much when they get punched through your own eye, though.
  • Knife Nut: For long range, he carries throwing knives and small shuriken.
  • Ninja: One of the Silver Samurai's specialties is the art of Ninjutsu.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a mutant samurai.
  • Off with His Head!: To finish him off, Super Shredder decapitates Silver Samurai with a knifehand strike— catching his head in one hand and crushing it afterward.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a brief moment of this when he sees Shredder turning into Super Shredder.
  • Super Reflexes: Fast enough to draw his blade, trace an assassin's bullet path, and then cleave the bullet apart when the gunman was only 15 feet away from him upon firing, meaning he had to act in just over 1/100th of a second. While impressive, it's not quite as fast as the Shredder's fastest speed, which is almost double said reaction time.
  • Super Strength: He was once dogpiled by Daredevil, She-Devil, a panther, and a cheetah (which combined likely weighed over 600 lbs) and managed to shove them all off with one mighty push. While stronger than Shredder's base form, he couldn't hold a candle to Super Shredder's strength.
  • Teleport Spam: He has a teleportation ring to get around quickly, though he prefers to use it as a getaway rather than using it a means to fight, and when using it in a fight, he tends to get predictable. This is one of the factors in his loss, as a warrior as fast and experienced as Shredder would certainly be able to take advantage of it.
  • Tin Tyrant: As his name suggests, he wears silver samurai armor made of steel over his body that's strong enough to withstand bullets and let him survive a building falling on top of him. It's deemed stronger than Shredder's armor, but it has many weak points that a precision fighter like Saki could aim for to strike the vulnerable flesh beneath.
  • Weapon Tombstone: After being killed by Super Shredder, Silver Samurai's Muramasa blade can be seen sticking out of the ground with his helmet perched on top of the handle as his opponent walks away.

    Smokey vs. McGruff 

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear: "Only you can prevent forest fires."
Director: "Smokey, don't. Look, I- Smoke!"
Smokey Bear: "I gotta get back to the forest."
Voiced by: Christopher Sabat

The Firefighting Mascot of Forest Safety

  • Badass Baritone: Smokey's deep voice is a defining feature and, while he's not traditionally a fighter, his feats show that he can kick all kinds of ass if he wanted to. Just like in his fight with McGruff.
  • Badass Boast: His infamous Catchphrase is modified to make one hell of a boast. Doubles as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner.
    Smokey: Not even you can prevent this!
  • Berserk Button: The normally mild-mannered bear goes bear-serk if you're being careless about fire control. McGruff setting it off when he doesn't even try to stop a fire is what causes the fight.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The hosts note that the biggest Black Bears are over 7 feet tall, weigh more than 800 pounds, and can tear your arm off easily. He's also bad news for McGruff in the battle and it's one of the reason why he wins, since of course, a bear is far stronger than a dog.
  • Beary Friendly: In his original PSAs, he's a park ranger who's committed to preventing wildfires.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Right after he crushes McGruff's rig with him still inside it, Giant Smokey flicks its remains away and turns his attention to the forest fire, quickly dousing it using his shovel and a nearby lake.
  • Catchphrase: "Only you can prevent forest fires!"
  • David vs. Goliath: Smokey is the Goliath, being a 7-foot tall black bear who weighs almost half a ton, and he can even increase his size to larger than a mountain range. In the latter form, he easily crushes McGruff.
  • Funny Animal: A talking bipedal bear who wears clothes and works as a park ranger.
  • Furry Reminder: After tripping up Mc Gruff with a thrown shovel, Smokey stands on all fours, roars, then runs after him to hit him with his paws, hard.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Smokey usually walks around with a hat and pants, but no shirt.
  • Latex Perfection: Wiz brings up one of Smokey's infamous commercials where he somehow managed to disguise himself as a human woman (Joanna Cassidy) despite looking nothing like one.
  • Life Imitates Art: Tragically, not long after Smokey was created as a mascot, a particularly vicious wildfire hit New Mexico, where thousands of forest creatures lost their homes or died. As firefighters were getting the blaze under control, they found a Black Bear cub clinging to a smoldering tree, orphaned by the wildfire, and his paws burnt by the flames. He was rescued, eventually named after Smokey, and served as the official, real life version of the character.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While he's not as fast as McGruff, he can still move at an impressive 35 mph. He's also far stronger than his opponent.
  • Made of Iron: Being a bear, he's able to take a lot of punishment. This includes being hit by a monster truck, as McGruff found out the hard way.
  • Magnetic Hero: He has attracted many people to his cause, both in real life (80% reduction in annual forest fires after a few years on the job, and receiving enough fan mail that he needed to get his own postal code) and in fictionland — drawing the likes of classic Disney characters and even The Addams Family, of all people, to his cause.
  • Make My Monster Grow: He can increase his size to larger than mountains. This is one of the reasons as to why he wins over McGruff.
  • Nice Hat: A park ranger hat comes with the job.
  • Not So Above It All: Inverted. One infamous commercial had Smokey rapping his message about forest fire safety, but stops it part way through in disgust, deciding that he's going to "tell it to them straight".
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: After stopping McGruff from leaving the forest, he explains the reason behind his anger towards the canine detective:
    Smokey: Only you could have prevented that forest fire... fool.
  • Reality Ensues: Thanks to being a bear, he's far stronger than a dog. What does he do when he's pinned down thanks to McGruff pouncing on him from a tree? Simply turn the situation around via his superior strength and pin the Crime Dog down instead in one swift movement.
  • Shovel Strike: Smokey is mostly seen carrying a shovel. He uses it to break through McGruff's shields, to break a tree causing McGruff to trip over, and then later to put out the fires in the forest after he dispatches McGruff.
  • Sizeshifter: Is capable of growing even bigger than the mountain ranges themselves! This allows him to easily flatten McGruff and his monster truck despite taking damage from it at regular size.
  • Sole Survivor: His official origin and the actual inspiration came from a poor black bear cub who was rescued from a burnt tree after a massive forest fire tore through a forest, driving out or killing most of the animals that lived there.
  • Squashed Flat: He finishes off McGruff by taking his monster truck between his hands and pressing them together.
  • Stealth Expert: Is seemingly a master of stealth, as in spite of being a 7 foot tall bear he is capable of sneaking up on people in the forest. Smokey's stealth capability is even mentioned in his analysis, and he is even able to get the drop on McGruff when the latter tries to flee the scene of a forest fire.
  • Surprise Creepy: There's an official animated short showing a young Smokey barely surviving a forest fire, coming out of the disaster with burnt paws. Boomstick was shocked by how dark it was.
  • Totally Radical: Defied. He managed to preserve his dignity in the 90s by refusing to "talk to kids in their language" and instead choosing to give it to them straight. Wiz and Boomstick even refer to the 1990s as of one of Smokey's greatest challenges.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Smokey generally looks like a teddy bear with human proportions. His appearance in the battle, however, makes him look more like a cartoon black bear, possessing smaller ears, a longer snout, and a more top-heavy figure.
  • You Fool!: Angrily calls McGruff one thanks to the Crime Dog's inaction to put out the campfire leading to the forest fire occurring.

McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff the Crime Dog: "I'm McGruff the Crime Dog and I'm here to take a bite out of crime! Ruff."
Voiced by: Chris Rager

Taking a Bite out of Crime whenever he goes

  • Accomplice by Inaction: At the beginning of the fight, McGruff begins lecturing the audience near a campfire about the dangers of fire... right around the same time the fire spreads throughout the forest. His first reaction is to run away, only to be stopped by Smokey, who attacks McGruff after telling him that he could have stopped the fire.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While the Accomplice by Inaction entry mentions his inaction causing the initial forest fire, he's quick to escalate things with Smokey when criticized. Later, he brings his huge Monster Truck into the forest to run Smokey down, all while using the explosive nitro to cause additional fire damage, and knocking down several trees, seeming like he's trying to purposely destroy as much of Smokey's forest as possible.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Wiz notes that McGruff is a bloodhound, "a dog breed known for their excellent sense of smell, an extremely powerful bite, and floppy, adorable ears."
  • Badass Longcoat: His trademark trench coat not only wards off the cold and rain but, according to Boomstick, it also gives him a "neat detective vibe".
  • Barrier Warrior: His Circle of Respect creates a forcefield around himself. It may be a good metaphor on how kids should handle bullies, but it ain't that great against a giant bear with a shovel.
  • Big Badass Rig: He has his own monster truck. What it has to do with stopping crime, the hosts aren't sure, but at least it's cool, right? Wrong. It may be huge, but a mountain sized bear is bigger.
  • Big Good: McGruff is this towards crime involving young kids and teenagers, with his analysis stating that crime dropped greatly after his creation. Boomstick pre-empts naysayers who claim that McGruff can't be proven as responsible by asking if they can prove he isn't responsibile.
  • Big Friendly Dog: At least towards kids — he doesn't tolerate anyone doing crime.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted. His blood can clearly be seen leaking from his pulped monster truck.
  • By-the-Book Cop: McGruff imparts advice to kids about what they can do to prevent crime.
  • Car Fu: Attacks Smokey by ramming him into trees with a monster truck on Nitro Boost. While this is able to hurt Smokey initially, it's useless once Smokey grows gigantic enough to crush him with the truck.
  • Catchphrase: "Take a bite out of crime!"
  • David vs. Goliath: McGruff is a man-sized bloodhound, but he still looks tiny next to Smokey, making him the David. Even more so when Smokey starts growing to be as large as a mountain.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he's about to be crushed inside his truck by Giant Smokey, he simply freezes time and makes one last request for the kids to remember him.
  • Failed a Spot Check: During his rundown he is given credit for being acutely aware of his surroundings to help prevent crime and danger... but as he flees the scene of the forest fire he inadvertently caused, he doesn't notice the giant black bear in front of him, and bumps right into Smokey.
  • Famous Last Words: "Remember, kids... remember me."
  • Funny Animal: A talking bipedal bloodhound who wears clothes and works as a detective.
  • Furry Reminder: He gives a pained yelp as Smokey crushes his monster truck while he's still in it.
  • Hardboiled Detective: His trademark outfit gives him the look of one. A number of cartoons do show him act as one, too — or rather, as a "pre-tective".
  • Heroic Dog: He's a police dog who's intent on stopping crime wherever possible.
  • The Nose Knows: Like a normal bloodhound, he has an amazing sense of smell.
  • Not So Above It All: Unlike Smokey, who refused to use rap to spread his message, McGruff used everything to get his message across - cartoons, comic books, musicals, video games and even his own cassette tape with such songs as "Crack and Cocaine" and "Inhalants".
  • Police Are Useless: Ironically enough, he often only points out the crimes that are happening, rather than actually stepping in to stop them himself. This is what starts his fight with Smokey, as he tries to escape the forest after it catches fire rather than do anything to try to stop the fire from spreading.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Modifies his Catchphrase into one as he runs Smokey down with his nitro-fueled monster truck. Not that it does him much good.
    McGruff: Take a bite out of this!
  • Precrime Arrest: McGruff, unlike Smokey, holds the (fictional) rank of "pretective", which means he's able to figure out possible crimes through actions and other clues before they happen. This bit really freaks Boomstick out ("That's Minority Report shit!").
  • Reality Ensues: He may be a humanoid dog with higher speed and agility than Smokey, but Smokey's a goddamn bear who's far stronger and tougher. As such his blows can't do much to Smokey, and when he manages to pin down Smokey, the bear uses his superior strength to turn the situation around and pin McGruff down instead.
  • Squashed Flat: By Smokey's giant-sized hands.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: He's infamous for stopping time when a crime occurs and discussing it with the viewer. He doesn't actually interact with anybody, as poor Jenny would tell you. He does this twice during the fight, but as he's unable to interact with the world around him while doing so, he's unable to avoid Smokey's attacks - the second one being a fatal mistake.
  • This Is Going to Suck: His reaction to Smokey about to squash him in his own monster truck is a grimace.
  • Time Stands Still: Is capable of stopping time and discussing what goes on. Unfortunately, he's unable to interact with the environment when doing so. This is a factor in his loss, since he was unable to do anything against Smokey's attacks including the finishing blow even if he froze time.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Smokey gives McGruff one for trying to walk away without dealing with the forest fire that he just finished lecturing about.
  • Wolf Man: Is an anthropomorphic bloodhound, and Wiz uses this to help calculate his strength and biting power by scaling from a standard quadruped bloodhound to being a 6-foot-tall bipedal bloodhound-man.

    Thor vs. Wonder Woman 

Thor Odinson

Thor: "I accept your surrender."
Voiced by: Jonah Scott

Norse Champion of Asgard and Son of Odin

  • Back for the Dead: He losses his second Deathbattle.
  • The Berserker: He can enter a berserker rage which, at the cost of some of his usual self-control, increases his power ten-fold.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Thor enjoys a good battle just as much as celebrating the glory of his achievements — fitting for a Germanic deity.
  • The Big Guy: Thor, along with the Hulk, is one of the Avengers' heaviest hitters.
  • The Bus Came Back: This is his first appearance in Death Battle since winning against Raiden in season 1.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: He evokes Superboy-Prime as he goes into Warrior's Rage. It's a little funny and terrifying at the same time.
    Thor: I'll Kill You!! I'll kill you dead!
  • Drop the Hammer: Thor's famous weapon is the hammer Mjolnir, which most of his power is derived from. It is a divine weapon forged in a star from the mystical metal Uru and imbued with the essence of a galaxy-sized supernatural hurricane called the God Tempest, which was sealed inside it by Odin. Sadly, a hammer is not a piercing weapon, so he can't hurt Diana with it.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On the receiving end. He's stabbed through the back of the head by Diana's Sword of Athena, the blade piercing all the way through and out of his mouth.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's fast enough to tag light-speed-moving opponents, strong enough to destroy planets, and tough enough to survive attacks that destroy planets. Unfortunately, while more durable than his opponent and having faster travel speed, Diana was much faster in combat speed and stronger than him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: When he gives into his berserker rage, he doesn't hesitate to smash his hammer into Diana's legs, midsection, arms and chest without mercy.
  • Not Quite Flight: Thor technically doesn't "fly" in the traditional sense of the term. Instead, he's capable of hitching a ride on Mjollnir by holding onto it after it's thrown, or spinning it by the handle like a helicopter rotor.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Mjolnir has a special enchantment that prevents people whom it deems "unworthy" from using its power by being so impossibly heavy that not even the Hulk or Superman can pick it up, though Odin can suspend the restriction if the situation is dire enough. What that criteria is varies from one canon to another, especially towards a specific character (for instance, mainstream Captain America could lift the hammer but his MCU counterpart can't). The mainstream Thor cannot lift Mjolnir due to the events of Original Sin and the hammer is in possession of Jane Foster. Ironically, Thor's opponent this round, Wonder Woman, was deemed worthy of its power during DC Versus Marvel, but gave up the power during her fight with Storm.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Against opponents of similar power level to himself, his battles have destroyed worlds. During the fight, he basically destroys the Moon trying to kill Diana.
  • Physical God: Moreso than the other Asgardians, as Thor is the son of the Germanic deity Odin and the Greek deity Gaia,note  and was worshipped as the god of thunder and storms in Germanic mythology.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's a member of the Asgardians, the deities of Germanic mythology, who are really into fighting.
  • Reincarnation: The Germanic gods are bound to a cycle of death and reincarnation during Ragnarok; Thor's previous incarnation — who died killing the Midgard Serpent — had red hair. He's going to need another reincarnation after this fight.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Thor is the son of Odin the Allfather, making him Prince of Asgard. He's also been King of Asgard, but he really hates being tethered to the realm and would rather be out and about. Beyond actually going out for hunts against beasts and threats within his realm, he's a founding member of the Avengers, a role many of his replacements take up as well.
  • Semi-Divine: While the Asgardians are supernatural beings worshiped as gods in Norse mythology, Thor actually is half Elder-God on his mother's side. This gives him superior strength and durability even compared to other beings from Asgard.
  • Shock and Awe: Thor can call down lightning with Mjolnir.
  • Super Speed: Mjollnir can return to Thor at will— even returning from the far edge of the universe in less than a minute. Thor himself was able to tag Quicksilver in a fight. He's faster than Diana in travel speed, but she has better combat speed.
  • Super Strength: His strength is on par with the Hulk's, even without his hammer. He's lifted the Midgard Serpent, which is estimated at weighing 17 trillion tons, while it was constricting the Earth (since a snake can squeeze with a force almost 16x its normal weight, he was able to lift an opposing force of 272 trillion tons). This is still about 8000x weaker than Diana's moving-Earth feat..
  • Super Toughness: He's survived a planet-busting bomb to the face. However, even his durability couldn't hold up against Wonder Woman's atom-slicing blade.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Thor tends to throw Mjolnir, rather than using it as a traditional warhammer. Given how absurdly fast Mjolnir can fly, and the fact that it can return to him at will (to the point of returning from the edge of the universe in 60 seconds), he gets away with it moreso than most examples of the trope. He can even hold onto it mid-throw to fly.
  • Weather Manipulation: As the Germanic god of storms, Thor can not only channel lightning but can create and control everything from rainclouds to tornadoes to hurricanes.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: "Oh, I don't think you've ever known a woman like me."
Voiced by: Natalie Van Sistine

Greek Warrior of the Amazons and Daughter of Zeus

  • Adaptational Modesty: Diana's outfit now includes trousers, as per the New 52, instead of leg-baring culottes.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: The Sword of Athena can slice atoms, to the point of once triggering an atomic blast. Thor simply lacked the means to defend himself against a blade that could tear him apart at the atomic level.
  • Bond One-Liner: "You're unworthy".
  • The Bus Came Back: This is her first appearance in Death Battle since losing to Rogue in Season 1. This also marks the first time a returning losing fighter has defeated a returning winning fighter.
  • Characterization Marches On: The Bracelets of Submission. Boomstick finds the name incredibly kinky and, indeed, there are comic panels where villains bind Wonder Woman using the bracelets in that way, but Wiz makes mention that years of Continuity Reboot has made this name less and less literal.
  • Cool Sword: The Sword of Athena, a magical Amazonian sword used in conjunction with a matching magical shield.
  • Golem: Her original origin story is she was created from clay by her mother Hippolyta, and imbued with a human soul and brought to life by Aphrodite.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she takes off her Bracelets of Submission and kills Thor, her eyes are glowing blue.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On the giving end. Wonder Woman finishes off Thor by getting behind him and piercing all the way through his head using the Sword of Athena.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Faster than light, strong enough to move planets, and tough enough to tank nukes without issue. She's seemed faster in combat speed and stronger than Thor, and she can work around his superior durability with her Absurdly Sharp Blade.
  • Living Lie Detector: Being the living embodiment of truth, Wonder Woman can tell when someone is lying to her. Prolonged time spent around Wonder Woman makes you tell the truth more.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Owns a magical shield, but is probably best known for her Bracelets of Submission which were forged from the remnants of the legendary Aegis, the shield held by Zeus. They have been shown capable of stopping bullets, lightning, and even Superman's Eye Beams.
  • Martial Pacifist: While Wonder Woman's purpose is to spread peace throughout "Man's World", she's not afraid to fight to ensure and protect that peace.
  • Power Limiter: Her Bracelets of Submission actually serve to constrain her power, and when she removes them she becomes significantly more powerful. Once she takes them off, Thor goes down in one hit.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "Oh, I don't think you've ever known a woman like me."
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: She is the princess of the Amazons, a group of mystically-empowered women created by the Greek gods to bring stability and enlightenment to the world.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Despite her mother, Queen Hippolyta, wishing otherwise, Diana got the chance to go into Man's World to show them the path to peace. A path that has also made her a founding member of the Justice League (depending on the continuity).
  • Semi-Divine: Her original origin story is that she was a clay figure imbued with a human soul by Aphrodite and granted superhuman powers by the Greek deities. Her New 52 and Wonder Woman (2017) origin story is that she is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta, making her a demigoddess. Following Rebirth's retcon she starts off without superpowers, but the Greek deities visit her while she is imprisoned and imbue her with their power.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Diana is not only a very attractive woman but over six feet tall, putting her on par with her male comrades not only in terms of power but in terms of height.
  • Super Speed: She once blocked trillions of shards from a villain who tried to pull themselves together from fragments strewn about the universe. The speed required to do that manages to put even Mjollnir's ability to return to Thor from the edge of the universe in 60 seconds to shame.
  • Super Strength: Her strength is on par with Superman's, having managed to kill Doomsday by punching him to pieces and move the Earth itself from space with the aid of Martian Manhunter and the Man of Steel. Assuming she was moving her fair share (one-third), she would have to be strong enough to move 2.2 quintillion tons. Meaning she's several thousand times stronger than Thor.
  • Super Toughness: Her divine heritage enables her to withstand much more force and damage than a human, such as tanking a nuclear warhead. Not as strong as Thor surviving a planet-busting warhead, but enough that she could stay in the game long enough to overpower him regardless.
  • Truth Serum: The magic lasso compels anyone wrapped in it to speak only the truth. Not just that but it also makes you see and confront the truth.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Diana used to have a weakness to being chained up, though this was officially retconned. However, she still has a weakness to sharp weapons of all things. A weakness that Thor simply lacks the means of exploiting, due to Mjollnir being a blunt weapon.

    Naruto Uzumaki vs. Ichigo Kurosaki 

Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto: "I'm not gonna run away. I never go back on my word! That's my nindō: my ninja way!"
Voiced by: Dawn M. Bennett

Ninja Prodigy of the Hidden Leaf

  • Always Someone Better: At the end of the day, Naruto is just too much for Ichigo to handle.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost his right arm in the final battle against Sasuke, but got it replaced with a new one grown from Hashirama's cells.
  • Animal Battle Aura: His Version 1 Jinchūriki Form creates a translucent fox-shaped aura of red chakra. Version 2 turns this into a nigh-impenitrable red-black exoskeleton, making it exponentially more powerful. His version of Tailed Beast Mode — Kurama Mode — creates a gold-colored translucent replica of Kurama, rather than changing him into Kurama itself.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His various Kurama Modes are gold-colored translucent replicas of a Kaiju-sized fox.
  • Badass Armfold: Does one after destroying Ichigo.
  • Blow You Away: Naruto has a natural affinity for the Wind Nature Transformation, which increases the cutting power of his attacks and is a key component of his Rasenshuriken jutsu.
  • Breath Weapon: Naruto can use the Tailed Beast Bomb in his Version 2 and Tailed Beast forms.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: For the first twelve years of his life, Naruto was ostracized and hated by the people of Konoha, who saw him as the reincarnation of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox that had attacked their village and killed the Fourth Hokage.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: The use of his various "Sexy Jutsu", though it failed to work when he tried it on Ichigo.
  • Edible Theme Naming: His name is Japanese for "fishcake", and his opponent Ichigo's name is Japanese for "strawberry".
  • Flight: Naruto can achieve flight while in Six Paths Sage Mode.
  • Happily Married: Is happily married to Hinata Hyūga, and they have a son and daughter. He gets to live and see his family again.
  • Healing Factor: Being Kurama's jinchūriki grants him the ability to heal quickly and much faster than Ichigo.
  • Heroic Host: Naruto is the third jinchūriki of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. Initially his relationship with Kurama was antagonistic, with the Fox seeking to corrupt Naruto or trick him into undoing the seal, but eventually they were able to become friends.
  • Heroic Lineage: Naruto is the son of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, who was a veteran of the Third Ninja World War and considered a prodigy; and through his mother is a very distant descendant of the Sage of Six Paths and the deific alien Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. He is also the reincarnation of the Sage of Six Paths' younger son Asura.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Naruto wears a lot of bright orange, though considering he's capable of changing his appearance with a jutsu what he wears doesn't really matter.
  • Irony: At the end of the day, despite being a ninja, the poster child for the Fragile Speedster trope, Naruto actually winds up being a good deal slower than Ichigo... and several times stronger and tankier.
  • Ki Manipulation: Naruto can channel and manipulate a mystical energy called chakra — a mixture of physical and spiritual energy — to augment his physical abilities and fuel a broad array of supernatural powers referred to as ninjutsu.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Naruto uses chakra to enhance his physical strength, speed, and durability; create clones to aid him in combat/fight in multiple places at once, change his form, walk on walls/water, and for attacks such as his signature Rasengan.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Naruto is fast enough to dodge attacks moving at light speed, durable enough to tank a beam that could slice the moon in half, and powerful enough to decimate the landscape around him and alter the weather when going all-out. While he's slower than Ichigo, he outclasses the Soul Reaper in terms of defense and raw power, which enabled him to clinch the fight.
  • Meditating Under a Waterfall: Subverted. Before the fight, it appeared that Naruto was doing this. He was actually sleeping off under the waterfall and Kurama had to wake him up.
  • Me's a Crowd: One of Naruto's signature moves (and his earliest to boot) is the Shadow Clone Jutsu, the ability to create a clone of himself by using some of his chakra. While most ninja can create only a few clones at most, Naruto's insane amount of chakra from his family lineage and the Nine-Tailed Fox allows him to create an entire army of himself. While his original usage usually amounted to a Zerg Rush, each one tangible and strong enough to even use a Rasengan. He uses them liberally during the fight to get the drop on Ichigo, but the Soul Reaper uses his superior speed and wide-range Sword Beams to compensate.
  • Ninja: Naruto trained at Konohagakure's ninja academy, and as an adult became the Seventh Hokage — the leader of Konoha.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Naruto blasts Ichigo with a Six Paths: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken, a Tailed Beast Bomb Rasenshuriken, and a regular Tailed Beast Bomb. Ichigo, having lost his powers gambling on Mugetsu killing Naruto, is left defenseless and vaporized.
  • No-Sell: Towards the end of the fight, Naruto withstands Ichigo's Mugetsu using his Asura Kurama avatar.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several times, though the most noticeable is when he sees Ichigo unleash his Mugetsu right at him before calling on Kurama's full power to stop it.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Naruto was orphaned at birth when his mother and father died sealing Kurama inside him to ensure the village had a weapon. He then spent the first 12 years of his life ostracized and alone until his teacher Iruka acknowledged him and started him on the path to being a hero and Hokage of Konoha.
  • Partial Transformation: Naruto's Initial and Version 1 Jinchūriki Forms turn his irises red with slitted pupils, his teeth into fangs, and his fingernails into claws. He briefly assumes his Initial Jinchūriki Form when fleeing from Ichigo, but quickly transitions into his Six Paths Sage Mode.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Whenever he goes all-out when fighting, he permanently changes the landscape of the battlefield.
  • Reincarnation: Is revealed to be the latest reincarnation of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's younger son Asura. Boomstick claims this makes him an alien since Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's mother Kaguya was an alien herself.
  • Say My Name: Shouts out Kurama's name right before unleashing the Asura Kurama avatar to counter Mugetsu.
  • Signature Move: Naruto has three main attacks, which he has created countless variations of.
    • Sexy Jutsu — A transformation technique that turns him into an attractive woman — usually a naked female version of himself.
    • Multi-Shadow Clone Jutsu — a clone technique that summons multiple corporeal copies of the user, which Naruto uses en masse.
    • Rasengan — an offensive technique that creates a concentrated sphere of rapidly-spinning chakra in the user's hand, which Naruto can infuse with the wind element to create the Rasenshuriken and its own set of variants.
  • Spider-Sense: Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode increases his senses. This, combined with Kurama supporting him by his ability to read emotions completely neutralizes Ichigo being invisible.
  • Super Mode: Due to his status as a Sage and a jinchūriki, Naruto has a wide array of augmented states.
    • Toad Sage Mode, which he attains by drawing on Natural Energy. This greatly enhances the user's physical abilities, lets them sense chakra, and lets them manipulate Natural Energy.
    • After befriending Kurama, he becomes able to use its power at will via Nine Tails Chakra Mode, and can even combine it with Sage Mode to create Tailed Beast Sage Mode.
    • After being infused with the chakra of the other eight Tailed Beasts and receiving Six Paths Chakra from the ghost of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, Naruto's Tailed Beast Sage Mode is upgraded into Six Paths Sage Mode. By fusing three Kurama avatars in this state, he creates the Asura Kurama avatar, his strongest form.
  • Super Reflexes: He's fast enough to dodge Madara's canonically-confirmed light-speed Sage Art: Storm Release Light Fang. Ichigo's even faster, however.
  • Super Speed: He's fast enough to be comparable to the movement speed of the Fourth Raikage, which puts him at around lightning speed.
  • Super Strength: Naruto's Sage Mode alone is strong enough to toss around several hundred ton statues and stop Pain's charging rhinoceros summon dead in it's tracks before throwing it through the air. He's deemed stronger than Ichigo.
  • Super Toughness: In his base form he can survive a 480,000,000,000 MT blast, and his toughness only increases with each mode he uses until he becomes tough enough to stop a 27 Exaton (27,000,000,000,000 MT) attack from Toneri Ōtsutsuki. This means he can easily survive even Ichigo's strongest attack Mugetsu, which only does 800,000,000 MT of damage according to their very generous estimates.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While he did have formal training and some of the best shinobi of the era as teachers, early in his career as a ninja, Naruto wasn't the sharpest shuriken and had piss-poor chakra control, but he got by with his enormous and frankly inhuman supply of chakra due to his Uzumaki heritage and being the jinchūriki of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox. That said, he has far more formal training than Ichigo does.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: With his "Henge no Jutsu" Naruto can change into other people (both male and female as seen in his various Sexy jutsu), weapons (as seen when he became a functional fuuma shuriken to be used in a ploy against Zabuza), and other things such as rocks (as seen at the end of his battle against Nagato/Pain).


Voiced by: Noël Wiggins

  • Animalistic Abomination: Kurama is the strongest of the Tailed Beasts, nine gigantic monsters formed from the Ten-Tailed Beast's chakra, and resembles a nine-tailed fox.
  • Breath Weapon: Kurama's signature attack is the Tailed Beast Bomb, which charges a condensed sphere of yin and yang chakra inside the Tailed Beast's mouth and fires it as a beam or projectile.
  • The Empath: Kurama can sense negative emotions, which he uses to detect Ichigo and alert Naruto to the impending threat.
  • Enemy Within: Kurama's relationship with Naruto was initially antagonistic, with the Nine-Tailed Demon-Fox seeking to corrupt its host or manipulate him into removing the seal.
  • Kitsune: Kurama is a kaiju-sized nine-tailed fox-monster.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: Kurama has had three jinchūriki, of which Naruto is the most recent and the only one who it got along with.
  • Super Empowering: Kurama grants its hosts an array of powers, including a Healing Factor; the ability to sense malicious intent; Combat Tentacles in the form of Tailed Beast Chakra Arms; Animal Battle Aura in the form of the Version 1, Version 2, and Kurama Mode; and a Breath Weapon in the form of the Tailed Beast Bomb.

Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo: "Now I'm Ichigo Kurosaki, substitute Soul Reaper, and I'm combining my powerful spirit energy with this blade in order to protect my friends!"
Voiced by: Johnny Yong Boschnote 

The Enormously Powerful Soul Reaper from Bleach

  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Mistaking Naruto for a Hollow and attacking him because of that assumption ended up leading Ichigo to his death.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Ichigo's final Bankai and Hollow forms — which were only briefly seen at the end of the manga — are animated for the first time ever and have their capabilities extrapolated from his other Bankai and Hollow powers.
  • Balance Buff: Played with. During the final rundown they purposely overestimate Ichigo's abilities by factoring a x10 increase of power for every Super Mode he possesses, even though most of his modes are not connected nor are they stated to each give a x10 increase (only the first bankai was stated to give the user a x5 to x10 increase in power). Even with this, Naruto still outclasses Ichigo in everything but speed.
  • Battle Aura: Ichigo can manifest his reiatsu as an aura with both defensive and offensive properties. During the battle itself, the release of his Final Getsuga Tensho unleashes an aura so powerful it dispels Naruto's Kurama avatar even before he fires Mugetsu itself.
  • BFS: In its sealed and shikai forms, Ichigo's false Zanpakuto was notable for almost as long as he is tall.
  • Brought Down to Normal: If Ichigo uses Mugetsu he loses all of his powers. Unfortunately Naruto's Asura Kurama avatar is able to tank the attack, leaving Ichigo powerless against a giant three-faced, multi-armed fox monster made of chakra.
  • Clothing Damage: Since Ichigo's spiritual body and clothes are made of reishi, how much he has left can often be measured by how damaged his clothes get in the process. Wiz uses this to debunk the impressiveness of Ichigo No Selling Aizen's Hado 90 (which warps space-time like a black hole) before actually taking damage from Aizen's Fragor attack immediately afterwards (which was calculated to be at most 814 kilotons of TNT), noting that by Bleach logic Hado 90 should be much weaker than Fragor.
  • Composite Character: As opposed to their usual way of doing this for the actual fighters, they did this to show just how much more powerful Naruto is. They put into account every single power up Ichigo ever got in his series, lumped them all together in one giant power level through multiplying them, and it still wasn't enough to exceed Naruto.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: He briefly has these when Naruto uses his Sexy Jutsu on him.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Mugetsu, an extremely powerful attack capable of killing — or at least severely injuring — godlike enemies at the cost of Ichigo losing his powers for a prolonged period of time. Using this attack is part of what costs him the fight, since Naruto's Asura Kurama avatar is powerful enough to tank it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When Ichigo was a child, he spotted a girl seemingly about to commit suicide and rushed to stop her. The girl was actually the lure of the anglerfish-like Hollow Grand Fisher, who killed Ichigo's mother when she intervened to save him.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: Ichigo's strongest attack, the Final Getsuga Tenshō, is an all-or-nothing attack that uses the entirety of his Spiritual Energy at the cost of his powers. It annihilates the last of Naruto's Shadow Clones, but Naruto himself manages to tank the attack and promptly kills a now defenseless Ichigo.
  • Defence Mechanism Superpower: Ichigo's Blut Vene is a Quincy technique that infuses his veins with reiatsu to grant him enhanced durability.
  • Defiant to the End: He bellows out a "Screw you, bastard!" as he's disintegrated. He also picks up a stick to keep fighting, even though he was by that point clearly outmatched.
  • Dual Wielding: Ichigo's true Zanpakuto takes the form of a greatsword embodying his Hollowfied Zanpakuto Spirit and a short sword embodying his Quincy powers. Hollowfying turns the greatsword white and his bankai merges them into a single sword.
  • Edible Theme Naming: His name is Japanese for "strawberry" and his opponent Naruto's is Japanese for "fishcake".
  • Enemy Within: Ichigo initially had an antagonistic relationship with his Hollowfied Zanpakuto Spirit, who made repeated attempts to usurp control of his body. They eventually patch up after Ichigo learns the truth about his Hollow and fully accepts him.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Ichigo attacks Naruto due to mistaking him for a Hollow... despite Naruto not having a white mask or hole in his torso.
  • Happily Married: Ichigo is married to Orihime Inoue, with whom he has a son. Unfortunately, he dies.
  • Heinz Hybrid: Ichigo is the son of Isshin Shiba, a powerful Captain-class Soul Reaper; and Masaki Kurosaki, a powerful pure-blood Quincy. Complicating matters is the addition of White, a powerful Hollow who parasitized his mother and was passed on to him at birth, merging with his Soul Reaper powers to become his Zanpakuto Spirit.
  • Hunter of Monsters: As a Soul Reaper, Ichigo is tasked with hunting monstrous spirits called Hollows — Boomstick even calls the Soul Reapers "samurai Ghostbusters".
  • Ignore the Fanservice: When Naruto uses the Sexy Jutsu, Ichigo is briefly surprised, but gets over it and resumes his attack.
    Ichigo: ... really?
  • Invisible to Normals: In his Soul Reaper form, Ichigo is unable to be seen by people without the ability to see spirits. Naruto has to access Six Paths Sage Mode in order to perceive him.
  • I See Dead People: Ever since he was a child, Ichigo has had the ability to see spirits. Boomstick compares him to the Trope Namer, but with spiky orange hair.
  • Ki Manipulation: Ichigo's body in his Soul Reaper form is comprised of spiritual matter called reishi; and he can channel and weaponize mystical energy called reiatsu, using it as a Battle Aura, to augment his physical abilities, and firing it from his Zanpakuto as a Sword Beam.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Ichigo can move at hypersonic speeds, shatter mountains just by swinging his sword, and withstand Fantastic Nuke-level attacks with only minor injuries. While Ichigo is much faster than Naruto, Naruto's augmented senses compensated for this; and his chakra power and durability outclassed Ichigo's (highballed) reiatsu levels.
  • Mask of Power: Ichigo can draw on his Hollow powers to create a skull-like mask, greatly augmenting his powers but making him more aggressive.
  • Mutually Exclusive Powerups: Once he reconciled with Zangetsu, Ichigo's Merged Hollow form supplanted his uncontrollable Hollowfication and they were treated as equivalent when calculating his power levels.
  • Named Weapons: Ichigo's Zanpakuto is Zangetsu, the bankai form of which is called Tensa Zangetsu. With his true Zanpakuto he has two swords, one embodying his Hollowfied Zanpakuto Spirit and the other embodying his Quincy powers.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Naruto attempts to use the Sexy Jutsu to get Ichigo to drop his guard. It only annoys him.
  • Not Quite Flight: By gathering ambient reiatsu under his feet, Ichigo can stand, walk, and run in midair. The anime depicts him as being capable of flight as well.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several, though his biggest is response to seeing Asura Kurama Naruto right when the backlash from using Mugetsu takes away his remaining energy and leaves him completely defenseless.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: On the receiving end. At the end of the day, even when purposely highballed by the hosts to give him the maximum possible advantage, Ichigo just doesn't have the power to take down Naruto in a straight fight.
  • Power Echoes: When Ichigo dons his Hollow mask his voice becomes distorted.
  • Reincarnation: After Naruto kills him, Ichigo's soul will eventually reincarnate back into the Living World. Until then, his soul gets to watch Segata Sanshiro and Chuck Norris continue to fight.
  • Shinigami: Ichigo inherited powerful Soul Reaper abilities from his father, though they had to be unlocked by Rukia Kuchiki before he could use them.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: Ichigo wields a supernatural sword called a Zanpakuto, which is used to send souls to the afterlife and slay monstrous, corrupted spirits called Hollows.
  • Super Mode:
    • Ichigo's bankai is Tensa Zangetsu, which with his false Zanpakuto changed his sword into a black katana and clothes into a tattered black and red coat; and with his true Zanpakuto fused his two swords together into a single white-and-black blade.
    • Ichigo can draw upon the power of his Hollowfied Zanpakuto Spirit to achieve a state called Hollowfication, which ranges from donning a Hollow mask to augment his abilities (Visored Ichigo) to completely transforming into an extremely powerful Hollow (incorrectly referred to as Vasto Lorde Ichigo) to attaining a controlled Arrancar-like Partial Transformation (referred to as Merged Hollow Ichigo).
    • By becoming one with his Zanpakuto, Ichigo attains a state called the Final Getsuga Tensho, where he channels all of his power into a single devastating attack called Mugetsu, at the cost of his powers.
  • Super Reflexes: According to the host's calculations and comparing Naruto's own movement vs. reaction speeds, Ichigo can react to speeds at least 40% faster than light. They're not enough to win the fight.
  • Super Speed: Ichigo is proficient at the Flash Step technique, and in his bankai is so fast he leaves dozens of Speed Echoes in his wake. It's his major edge against Naruto, being fast enough that he can not only outpace him but also tear apart his clones, but it's not enough to give him the win.
  • Super Strength: When Hollowfied, Ichigo was strong enough to easily lift five 93-ton mystical pillars, and in his Dangai form was strong enough to shatter mountains just by swinging his sword. In his Fullbring Shikai a casual swing of his sword created a shockwave equal in power to his original Shikai's Getsuga Tensho; and his true Shikai, Bankai, and Merged Hollow forms are even more powerful. He still can't hold a candle to Naruto's full strength.
  • Super Toughness: His Shikai is able to block the Sokyoku, which has the power of a million zanpakuto and strong enough to completely erase a person's soul, his out-of-control Hollow form is powerful enough to overpower attacks from Ulquiorra, who at full power could easily destroy cities, and his Dangai form could No-Sell Aizen's Hado 90: Kurohitsugi, capable of warping space and time, and only take minor damage from his Fragor attack, which is calculated at having a maximum yield of 814 kilotons of TNT, which is equal to 54x the power of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. The source of this incredible endurance comes from his supply of reiatsu. Wiz and Boomstick giving Ichigo the full benefit of the doubt and highballing his limits places his output at 440,924,000,000 MT, nearly 57 thousand times greater than the combined nuclear arsenal of the world. Yet, it still comes short of Naruto's.
  • Sword Beam: His Zanpakuto's special ability is Getsuga Tensho, which fires a crescent-shaped blast of reiatsu from its blade, powerful enough to rip deep furrows into the ground and split storm clouds. His fake bankai and the greatsword of his true Shikai can utilize Hollow reiatsu to fire a Black Getsuga Tensho, making it exponentially more powerful while turning the attack black and jagged. When used in conjunction with his Hollow mask the Black Getsuga Tensho becomes powerful enough to create mushroom clouds; and in his final Hollowfication he can combine it with a Gran Rey Cero to make it even more powerful.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Ichigo lacks the traditional combat training of most Soul Reapers despite having been taught by some of the strongest around (because it was only for a couple days at a time), but he has been Taught by Experience and grows stronger as he fights. His seemingly limitless capacity for growth through combat is one of his defining characteristics. Ichigo's lack of formal training was one of the factors that cost him the fight.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Upon seeing Naruto unleash his Kurama Avatar to counter his Gran Rey Cero/Getsuga Tensho combination, he lets out an irritated line.
    Ichigo: Give me a freaking break.

    Batman Beyond vs. Spider-Man 2099 

Batman (Terry McGinnis)

Mr. Fixx: "You're pretty strong, for some clown who thinks he's Batman."
Terry: "I am Batman!"
Voiced by:: Stephen Fu
Bruce Wayne voiced by: Kent Williams

Terry McGunnis, the Batman Beyond

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: In addition to the blades on his arms, Terry's Batsuit is outfitted with claws to aid in climbing.
  • The Bus Came Back: Bruce Wayne will be returning to the show after his loss to the original Spider-Man, his win against Captain America, and a cameo in Venom vs. Bane.
  • Bond One-Liner:
    Terry McGinnis: "And... problem solved."
    Bruce Wayne: "I guess that's one way to do it."
  • Blinded by the Light: On the giving end thanks to his flash grenades. It's extremely effective on Miguel's heightened senses and disorients him long enough for Terry to short out Lyla and finish him off.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Terry was a delinquent who didn't have the greatest of family life as well as the usual teenage hang-ups. Then he ended up tangling with The Jokerz gang at the lonesome Wayne Manor, during which time Terry's father was murdered. Seeking revenge, he returned to Wayne Manor and, having learned Bruce Wayne was once Batman, stole the Batsuit and went to get revenge.
  • Future Slang: Terry is fond of the word "schway", which in his time is a substitute for "cool".
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: "Project: Batman Beyond" was what effectively "created" Terry McGinnis — Amanda Waller knew there had to be a Batman, thus she set out to create one by altering the DNA of Terry's dad to be that of Bruce Wayne's, then attempted to create Terry's own Joe Chill moment using the Phantasm, but Andrea Beaumont just couldn't go through with it.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Is not actually named "Batman Beyond", he is just referred to as Batman. The beyond is in reference to the fact he's the first person to take up the mantle of Batman after Bruce Wayne was forced to retire (fifth, in the comics continuity). That said, the series still refers to him because, as shown at the end of Justice League, the experiment that led to him was called "Project: Batman Beyond."
  • Legacy Character: Terry McGinnis is the biological son and successor of Bruce Wayne, the long-retired original Batman.
  • Light 'em Up: His stun grenades. Thanks to Miguel's radically-heightened senses and vulnerability to bright light that comes with them, Terry makes effective use of them to set up his killing blow.
  • Powered Armor: Though not an actual armor, Terry's Batsuit was designed for the aging Bruce Wayne and contains advanced technology that still holds up to the standards of the DCAU's future. It increases Terry's strength by a factor of ten, augments his senses with a HUD, is outfitted with bat-themed glider wings that can be aided by jet boots, has situational camouflage, and also comes with the standard Bat-Gear such as the trademark Batarangs and grappling line. Terry later received the experimental X-7 Batsuit from Bruce Wayne.
  • Rocket Boots: The Batsuit as jet devices on its feet and allows Terry to fly. At a speed faster than Miguel's top speed, no less.
  • Shock and Awe: The Batsuit can function as a man-sized Taser at close range, capable of stunning genetically modified humans and disabling machinery. The hosts note that this is enough to disable Lyla.
  • Shockwave Clap: After he upgraded to the X-7 Batsuit, Terry can fire concussive pulse blasts.
  • Super Reflexes: Fast enough to dodge gunfire. Miguel can perform similar reflexive feats, but Terry can move even faster than mere bullets — flying fast enough to catch up to an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Super Speed: The Batsuit's jets allow Terry to reach speeds up to Mach 19. This is significantly faster than Miguel has ever shown.
  • Super Strength: The Batsuit increases Terry's strength by a factor of ten, displayed by being able to lift heavy machinery from off his back. His greatest strength feat of lifting a limestone boulder underwater and tossing it with minimal effort, which when calculated came out as being 192 tons, pegs his strength as at least twice Miguel's own.
  • Super Toughness: With the Batsuit Terry's defense is augmented along with his strength, as shown when he endured having Bruce's giant penny, estimated at weighing 166 tons, fall onto his legs and was able to pull free and run on them like nothing happened. He's also taken missile to the chest and fallen hundreds of feet afterwards, and all he got out of it was a few broken ribs. Miguel is his equal here, but Terry's greater strength means he can wear down Miguel's defenses faster.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Terry is aided and advised by Bruce Wayne in much the same way Alfred Pennyworth once assisted the original Batman. Bruce puts his own smarts and technology to good use in keeping Lyla from hacking into Terry's Batsuit long enough for him to kill Miguel.

Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara)

Madame Web:"...Miguel O'Hara, Spider-Man of the year 2099."
Miguel: "That's me. Ready to save the universe and lookin' good while doing it."
Voiced by: Todd Haberkorn
Lyla voiced by: Alex Moore

Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man from 2099

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Miguel's mutation gave him retractible claws in his fingertips sharp enough to cut into metal.
  • All Webbed Up: Miguel has organic web-shooters in his forearms that he uses to swing from buildings and and restrain opponents.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Miguel's father is the CEO of Alchemax, Tyler Stone — a Corrupt Corporate Executive who wants Spider-Man dead.
  • Badass Cape: Miguel's webbing cape and underarm webbing are made of a material called Lyte Byte, which can be used to create an airfoil to let him glide.
  • Benevolent A.I.: Miguel is aided and advised by his AI assistant, the LYrate Lifeform Approximation, or Lyla for short. She's capable of projecting detailed holograms, recording everything that goes on around her, scanning technology and providing detailed schematics at a glance, wirelessly transmitting data long-distance — including transmitting herself across time — and easily hacking into secure computers. Due to Bruce's interference, she's unable to hack the Batcomputer or take over the Batsuit in time to stop Terry from taking Miguel out.
  • Blinded by the Light: On the receiving end from Terry's flash grenades. Thanks to his heightened senses, it's extremely effective and disorients him long enough for Terry to short out Lyla and finish him off.
  • Future Slang: Miguel is a frequent proponent of the word "shock", which by 2099 has become a generalized swearword.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Miguel didn't want to become Spider-Man — he was trying to rid himself of a highly-addictive drug that affected him on a genetic level, used to force him to stay at Alchemax so his boss could force him to work for him. His attempt to cure himself was foiled when a jealous coworker altered things with the DNA of a spider.
  • Genius Bruiser: Miguel was groomed from childhood to have an abnormally high IQ, but mainly fights with his fists, feet, and claws.
  • Hack Your Enemy: Lyla has the ability to easily hack into secure computers. Unfortunately for Miguel, when she tries this in the battle, Bruce was able to keep her at bay long enough for Terry to short her out and kill Miguel.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Is not actually named "Spider-Man 2099", he is just referred to as Spider-Man who happens to be from the year 2099, long after Peter Parker has passed away.
  • Legacy Character: Miguel O'Hara became the successor to Peter Parker, the long-deceased original Spider-Man, in the year 2099.
  • Not Quite Flight: Miguel can use the Lyte Byte cape of his original costume and underarm webs of his second costume to glide, which is augmented to short-distance flight with his second costume's jet boots.
  • Oh, Crap!: Miguel reacts this way when he realises that Terry has tagged him with explosive batarangs
    Miguel: Lyla? LYLA — ! (the batarangs explode and kill him)
  • Powered Armor: While it's sometimes depicted with pulsing circuitry-like markings, Miguel's original Spider-Man suit wasn't intended as armor — being a Day of the Dead costume — but due to made of unstable molecules it was extremely difficult to damage. He later received an upgraded version from Peter Parker containing Parker Industries tech — including kevlar for augmented defensive properties, internal boot thrusters, situational camouflage, an infrared vision mode, built-in GPS, and other onboard sensors. Not quite tough enough to protect Miguel from several explosive Batarangs attached to his chest, however.
  • Scary Teeth: One of the side-effects of his mutation was elongated canine teeth that let him inject paralyzing venom into his enemies by biting them.
  • Super Reflexes: Fast enough to dodge gunfire. Unfortunately for him, Terry's a lot faster than a few bullets.
  • Super Strength: By himself, he can tear a tank apart and lift its 20-ton turret clean into the air. With the help of Peter Parker, Miguel once stopped an antenna (estimated by the hosts to weigh roughly 200 tons) from falling with heavy effort. Unfortunately for him, however, Terry once lifted a boulder of similar weight all by himself and with much greater ease.
  • Super Senses: In lieu of a Spider-Sense, Miguel has augmented senses like his trademark Accelerated Vision. The downside to this is that his eyes are extremely sensitive to light. This weakness makes Terry's flashbangs even more effective against him, leaving him incredibly vulnerable. As well, lacking a Spider-Sense gave Terry a much better chance of being able to land the killing blow as a result of his superior training.
  • Super Toughness: With the aid of his Power Armor, Miguel can endure shotgun blasts to the chest and powerful electric shocks. Nothing short of a howitzer round can punch through it, which Wiz calculates at being slightly over 100 tons of force. He's about even with Terry in the durability department, but Terry's superior strength means he's far more likely to wear Miguel down before he can do the same to him.
  • Taught by Experience: Miguel didn't have much in the way of proper combat training, but he became a highly effective combatant over the course of his time as Spider-Man. Terry, on the other hand was an incredibly skilled fighter even before his time as Batman, and would later receive training from Bruce Wayne himself, as well as ex-Robin Dick Grayson and Kairi Tanaga, a ninja, giving him a significant training advantage.
  • Torso with a View: Terry's explosive batarangs leave him with a hole where his chest should be.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Miguel realizes too late after regaining his senses that Terry has stuck explosive batarangs to his chest, which explode and leave him with a Torso with a View.

    Sephiroth vs. Vergil 


Sephiroth: "I will... never be a memory."
Voiced by: Kamran Nikhad

The Fearsome One-Winged Angel of Final Fantasy

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Sephiroth can easily slice through almost anything with the Masamune, even cleanly cutting through objects broader than the sword's length.
  • Anti-Regeneration: He manages to overtax Vergil's Healing Factor with Supernova, burning him to the point where even if he broke out with Yamato and survived, he would be unable to regenerate from getting finished off.
  • The Archmage: He can cast powerful elemental magic (fire, ice, lightning, earth), as well as barrier and healing magic. Originally he could only do this with a (limited) supply of Materia (condensed life energy of the planet), but after falling into the Lifestream and coming back he can use his connection to it to spam as much magic as he wants.
  • Badass Boast: When Vergil asks who he is at the beginning of the fight:
    Sephiroth: Your despair.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Despite both characters being the main villains of their respective games, it applies as Sephiroth, a Fallen Hero who willingly threw away all of his heroic traits, kills Vergil, a Noble Demon at best who had to be Brainwashed and Crazy to become a full villain.
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak: Sephiroth's win finally marks a victory for a Final Fantasy VII character, after Cloud and Tifa both lost to Link and Yang respectively.
  • BFS: Sephiroth's trademark sword, the Masamune, is a nodachi with a blade longer than he is tall. The sword is listed as being 7'2" long in his dossier; such that he's the only person who can effectively wield it.
  • Came Back Strong: While he didn't technically die after falling into the Lifestream, Sephiroth spent quite a bit of time as just formless essence within it until he absorbed enough to reform his body. Not only did he come out with all his previous powers intact, he gained an unlimited supply of magic and the ability to control those implanted with Jenova cells.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His sword trails are black.
  • Corporate Samurai: Prior to going full Omnicidal Maniac, Sephiroth was employed by the Shinra corporation, an expansionist Mega-Corp, and helped them conquer at least one free nation.
    Boomstick: This electric company has their own private military?! I'd hate to miss a payment with those guys...
  • Creepy Monotone: Sephiroth rarely emotes save in moments of extreme shock or surprise. Boomstick lampshades this by wondering why he always sounds so bored.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Wiz and Boomstick talk about Sephiroth's hair in his preview, with Wiz saying that he joined Sephiroth's fan club for "research purposes".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Aside from being monotone and a little quiet, Seph's voice is also chillingly deep.
  • Fallen Angel: Wiz notes the symbolism of his single black wing paralleling his fall from grace.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Prior to the Nibelheim incident, Sephiroth was a stern but kind man. Discovering Jenova's remains at the Nibelheim reactor and reading Gast's research notes drove him insane, causing him to burn Nibelheim to the ground. The "Cloud vs. Link" and "Yang vs. Tifa" episodes usually described this as, in Boomstick's words, that Sephiroth "celebrated with fireworks".
  • Godhood Seeker: Sephiroth planned to become a god by absorbing Jenova and draining the planet of its Lifestream.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Sephiroth was infused in-utero with the cells of Jenova, who he considers to be his true mother and later assimilated.
  • Heal Thyself: He can cast Curaga and Regen on himself to repair any damage caused, and with his unlimited magical stores the only thing that limits him is the time it takes to cast the spells and for them to take effect. Time his illusions are more than capable of providing.
  • Hellish Pupils: Sephiroth has vertically slitted pupils inherited from his mother, Jenova. They're given a brief cose-up when he reveals the Supernova to Vergil and boasts of his victory.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: Sephiroth merging with Jenova granted him control over her cells, which he used to transform her body into a replica of his own; manipulate Cloud, the Sephiroth Clones, and the Geostigma victims; and resurrect himself.
  • HP to 1: Heartless Angel gets listed in his pre-fight rundown. It doesn't appear in the fight itself, due to Vergil's Healing Factor requiring something much more direct to wear it down.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Sephiroth is skilled at quick-drawing his sword and is able to strike opponents so rapidly what appears to be a single slash hits multiple times.
  • In the Back: Sephiroth was impaled from behind by Cloud using the Buster Sword. While that wasn't enough to kill Sephiroth, it weakened him to the point where Cloud was able to toss him down a Mako Reactor shaft and into the Lifestream below... which only made him even stronger. Sephiroth also pulls this trope on a weakened Vergil to finish him off.
  • Limit Break: Octaslash and Supernova are listed among Sephiroth's various signature moves, though he only uses the latter in the fight itself.
  • Magic Knight: He's both an excellent swordsman as well as an extremely powerful magic user, using both swordplay and magical abilities to fight Vergil.
  • Master of Illusion: Sephiroth's magical powers are so great that he can create fake doppelgangers of himself to attack, take other forms, and even fake entire scenarios. He uses them to buy time for himself as he heals, and hide the Supernova from Vergil until it's too late for Vergil to escape unscathed.
  • Master Swordsman: Sephiroth is able to wield the Masamune — a seven foot-long nodachi — with inhuman speed and proficiency. Vergil is his match, if not his superior, forcing Sephiroth to rely upon his other powers such as magic to carry the day.
  • Mystical White Hair: His silvery white hair, coupled with his Hellish Pupils, are traits that he inherited from Jenova — highlighting his status as a powerful supernatural warrior and her successor.
  • No-Sell: His analysis and gameplay from Final Fantasy VII shows that he easily shrugged off a dragon's flamethrower attack, taking zero damage from it. That same attack is capable of one-shotting fellow SOLDIER Zack Fair.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sephiroth wants to stop mankind from using up the planet's Lifestream and killing the summoning a giant meteor to destroy the planet and absorb the Lifestream for himself.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Sephiroth wields the Masamune with one hand, and displays inhuman skill and precision with it. He's also strong enough to lift it with a weakened Vergil impaled through it.
  • One-Winged Angel: Aside from being a de facto Trope Namer (or rather, his theme), he is fought as Bizarro and Safer Sephiroth during the Final Boss battle of FFVII. Additionally, he and other Jenova hybrids like Angeal and Genesis are able to manifest wings — in Sephiroth's case a single black wing on his right shoulder, as seen in media like Advent Children and Kingdom Hearts and during his Reunion EX Mode in Dissidia. He enters his black-winged mode in the battle's second half, and when he reveals the Supernova to Vergil.
  • Overly Long Fighting Animation: Supernova is infamous for this in the non-Japanese versions of Final Fantasy VII, given the below-mentioned Reality Warp transports Sephiroth's opponents to the point before a meteor starts punching through a solar system. He manages to cleverly avert this trope in his fight with Vergil by casting an illusion, which has the bonus of preventing Vergil from realizing he's been teleported before it's too late for him to teleport back unscathed.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    Sephiroth: Witness oblivion.
    • After impaling Vergil again and before tearing him in half. This one does.
    Vergil: I'm... free...
    Sephiroth: you are.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His hair almost goes down to his knees and he needs an entire bottle of shampoo and conditioner to wash it. Boomstick asks why Wiz knows that detail.
  • Reality Warper: Wiz postulates this is how Sephiroth's Supernova move works; instead of actually causing the sun to explode, Sephiroth instead teleports his victims to another dimension/point in time (similar to how many Final Fantasy summons draw their targets into their own unique spaces to attack), which just so happens to contain a sun on the verge of exploding. With Yamato, Vergil is capable of using its dimension-cutting ability to escape, but Sephiroth can also use his illusion powers to mask what's happening until it's too late for Vergil to escape unscathed.
  • Supersoldier: Sephiroth was granted superpowers by being infused with Jenova Cells in utero and then being marinated in Mako, and was the first and strongest member of Shinra's SOLDIER program, becoming the definitive SOLDIER 1st Class. He only got even more super after falling into the Lifestream.
  • Super Strength: He can slice skyscrapers to pieces with ease.
  • Super Toughness: Back in his SOLDIER days, he was tough enough to tank attacks from a dragon capable of one-shotting fellow SOLDIER Zack Flair and walked off a Buster Sword rammed right through his back and ripped out surprisingly well before falling into the Lifestream, all things considered. In Advent Children (where Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi confirmed Sephiroth was nowhere near full strength), he stopped with his bare hands a 1600-ton strike from Cloud that cratered the steel pipe he was standing on without flinching.
  • Sword Beam: Can fire off ones strong enough to slice through giant Mako cannons.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: To be expected when you drop an EXPLODING SUN on your enemy. Boomstick lampshades its lack of subtlety. Ironically, it doesn't kill Vergil, but it does weaken him enough for a killing blow.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He's a white-haired Fallen Hero who seeks to destroy the planet and steal its power for himself.


Vergil: "It would be fun to fight with the Prince of Darkness. If my father did it, I should be able to do it too!"
Voiced by: Marc Soskin

The Half-Demon Son of Sparda from Devil May Cry

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His signature weapon, Yamato, can cut through dimensions, and was used by Sparda himself to help seal off the Demon World. Dante used it in his previous appearance against Bayonetta. However, Wiz notes that the claims that it can cut through anything are embellishments, since Dante's Rebellion and Lady's Kalina Ann have been able to tank direct hits without breaking, and several times Vergil has had to use his own Super Strength in conjecture with it to cut through certain objects.
  • Badass Boast: After teleporting away from a powerful hit from Sephiroth and preparing his sword, he asks his opponent one question before unleashing a Blade Spam.
    Vergil: Okay, you're strong... But are you fast enough?
  • Blade Spam: It's so integral to his "Dark Slayer" fighting style it's practically an art.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Getting hit with the Supernova leaves him with some really nasty-looking burns that his Healing Factor is too overtaxed to repair before Sephiroth finishes him off.
  • Death by Irony: Vergil, a half-demon who wants to fully embrace his demon heritage, is effectively thrown into a lake of fire by Sephiroth, the One Winged Angel. Vergil narrowly escapes complete incineration, but he's slain by Sephiroth shortly after.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His sword trails are blue, in contrast to Sephiroth's black.
  • Flash Step: An integral part of his "Dark Slayer" style and he's so good at it he might as well be teleporting. It's his major edge on Sephiroth, being much faster, but speed alone isn't enough against the One-Winged Angel.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: With the Beowulf gauntlets and greaves, Vergil disregards his swordplay to go to town with powerful punches and kicks.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Vergil is the son of the powerful demon warrior Sparda and a human woman named Eva.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The hosts noted that this once happened to him, but he healed so fast that it wasn't even noticeable. Unfortunately for Vergil, Sephiroth's Supernova is able to wear down his healing factor to the point where Sephiroth is able to kill him via horizontal bisection.
  • Healing Factor: Just like his brother, Vergil has an impressive regeneration ability, capable of letting him shrug off blows that tear through his body and internal organs. Granted, it can be worn down, but it takes a huge amount of force to do so. Like say, an exploding sun to the face courtesy of Sephiroth.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: A master of the quick draw, able to move so fast that he can strike multiple times without appearing to draw his blade. His personal fighting style "Dark Slayer" is built around it.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets subjected to this twice by Sephiroth through the chest In the Back. He shrugs it off the first time with his Healing Factor, but the second time it's been overtaxed by getting cooked in a exploding sun and unable to save him from bisection.
  • Kill It with Fire: His death was made possible thanks to Sephiroth's Supernova, which weakened Vergil's healing factor to the point where he could be killed by bisection.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Wiz and Boomstick make little effort to hide the fact that canonically Vergil gets Reforged into a Minion by Mundus into Nelo Angelo and is eventually killed by least until Devil May Cry 5 (released after the fight) reveals otherwise.
  • Light 'em Up: The Beowulf gauntlets and greaves empower Vergil's strikes with light energy, and he can charge and fire off light projectiles with them.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Aside from Yamato, Vergil also owns a pair of gauntlets and greaves called Beowulf, and the Force Edge, the sword once wielded by Sparda himself.
  • Mystical White Hair: He and Dante inherited their hair from their father.
  • Noble Demon: Any puns aside, Vergil holds a strong honor code in battle, refusing to fight dirty.
  • One-Winged Angel: His Devil Trigger, which allows Vergil to unleash his full demonic power and temporarily transform into a full demon. He uses it in the second part of the battle to counter Sephiroth's legion of illusionary fakes...but even that isn't enough to fully tank a supernova to the face.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Right before unleashing Devil Trigger against Sephiroth's illusions/clones and again before unleashing a Storm of Blades.
    Vergil: Stop wasting my time.
    Vergil: You're going down!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Dante's Red, which even dates back to their childhood. Dante was always a goofball who disliked his demon heritage, while Vergil was the serious one who embraced it wholeheartedly.
  • Shoryuken: He can pull this off with Beowulf, with Boomstick joking that he must be a Street Fighter fan.
  • Storm of Blades: Unlike his brother, Vergil Does Not Like Guns. He gets around it by forming swords out of energy and firing them at his targets. He uses it in conjecture with Devil Trigger to fight Sephiroth's illusion army.
  • Super Reflexes: With his brother Dante, he sliced through over 100,000 raindrops in less than a second. While he may be faster than Sephiroth, Sephiroth has fought opponents of similar speeds, and had little trouble dealing with him.
  • Super Strength: Was once able to punch the decapitated body of the demon Beowulf, who should be about as big as an elephant, into a ceiling. Calculating for the slow motion of the action, it's calculated that he hit the corpse with 720 million Newtons of force (for comparison's sake, his brother Dante's feat of stopping the punch of the giant stone colossus known as the Savior only comes out at about half that much force). Too bad he can't match Sephiroth, who has shown to match and surpass the even stronger Zack Fair in the past.
  • Super Speed: His fighting style is built around moving so fast that he and his blade are only a blur to the naked eye...and oftentimes completely eclipsing eyesight to the point he's practically and/or literally teleporting as he hits so fast it doesn't even look like he's drawn his sword. It's his main edge against Sephiroth, but Sephiroth's experience in fighting similarly-fast opponents and his mastery of illusions to distract Vergil lets him even the playing field.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Like Dante, he has white hair, but unlike his brother he's power-hungry and fully embraces his demonic heritage.


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