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    Boba Fett vs. Samus Aran 

Boba Fett

Species: Human

Title: The Most Feared Bounty Hunter in The Galaxy

Darth Vader: "No disintegrations."
Boba Fett: "As you wish."

  • Backpack Cannon: His iconic Mitrinomon Z-6 Jetpack, complete with an anti-vehicle homing rocket... that has a 1/4 chance of hitting human-sized targets.
  • Bounty Hunter: At the start of the battle he attacks Samus' ship, presumably for this reason.
  • Companion Cube: He cradles his EE-3 Carbine Rifle like its his baby.
  • Cool Starship: The Slave I, which he uses to blast Samus out of space.
  • Epic Fail: Wizard outright states Boba Fett's biggest flaw is that, every so often, he will totally blow it; Noting that he's fallen into the Sarlacc Pit three times.
    Boomstick: Three Times! How do you even do that once? It's a giant hole in the ground with teeth! And he's got a jetpack!
  • Human Popsicle: Gets frozen by Samus's Ice Beam leaving him helpless against her finishing him off.
  • Jet Pack: His Mitrinomon Z-6 Jetpack.
  • Kill It with Fire: His flamethrower.
  • Leitmotif: ''Death Star - The Stormstoopers'' plays during his analysis.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: He is certainly intimidating...
  • Off with His Head!: His head gets blasted clean off by a fully charged attack, courtesy of Samus.
  • Walking Armory: He has a lot of tools to help him get the job done.
  • Would Hit a Girl: With blasters and rockets etc.

Samus Aran

Species: Human

Title: So Badass Whole Planets Explode When She's Done With Them

Samus Aran: "Time to go."

    Akuma vs. Shang Tsung 


Species: Human

Title: The Utimate Badass of Martial Arts

Akuma: "I am Akuma, and I will teach you the meaning of pain."

Shang Tsung

Species: Outworlder

Title: The Sorcerous Vanguard of Doom

Shang Tsung: "You... will... die!"

    Rogue vs. Wonder Woman 


Species: Mutant

Title: Anna Marie, the Rogue

Rogue: "Ain't that enough?"
  • Bi the Way: She has no qualms kissing Cammy and Wonder Woman.
  • Flying Brick: She became this thanks to a special drain on Ms. Marvel. It's not her original superpower. She couldn't take on Wonder Woman in a fight but was durable enough to last until WW touches her face. Once that happened, she was a match for Wondy without and was ultimately able to take her down.
  • Kiss of Death: She's shown giving one to Cammy in the introductory sequence. In the actual death battle, this is how she wins.
  • Power Copying: The only super power that can she can call her own. Wonder Woman was cleaning her clock until Rogue copied her powers and skills.
  • Southern Belle: Described as this by Boomstick.
  • Spider-Sense: Her seventh sense. Not as strong as Spidey's but good enough to outmaneuver Wonder Woman to finish her.
  • Super Speed: She obtained this from holding onto Ms. Marvel for an extended period of time.
  • Super Strength: She also got this power from Ms. Marvel. In the fight, her contact with Wonder Woman adds Diana's herculean strength.
  • Touch of Death: If she holds on to someone too long.

Wonder Woman

Species: Amazon

Title: Diana Prince, the Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: "Let's see you smile now."
  • Attack Its Weak Point: This works against her, thus making this an inverted trope. Wondy has been trained to strike the weak points of the human body, including the face, which is the only part of Rogue that isn't covered up. This results in Rogue absorbing some of Wonder Woman's power and stunning her for a moment, giving Rogue more time to absorb even more of her power.
  • Boobs of Steel: Boomstick (unsurprisingly) notes how buxom she is.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She walked all over Rogue; the X-Woman didn't have a chance to fight back. This changes in the second half of the battle when she hits Rogue's face. This allows Rogue to absorb her powers and even the odds.
  • Flying Brick: Unlike Rogue, her strength, flight and durability are gifts from gods.
  • Stripperific: Her iconic outfit, which Boomstick wastes no time in noting. It's a deciding factor in the fight. She attacks with bare fists so it was only a matter of time before she hit Rogue's bare skin and mistakenly gives her some of her power. The costume also gives Rogue no shortage of skin to grab.
  • Super Speed: Hermes granted her the power to move a hyper-sonic speeds. She uses it frequently to catch Rogue off guard in the battle.
  • Super Strength: Gifted to her by Demeter.

    Goomba vs. Koopa 


Species: Goomba

Title: A Walking Brown Mushroom with Fangs

Boomstick: "Goombas are fuckin' morons."


Species: Koopa

Title: That Stupid Turtle Who Always Gets Himself Killed

Wizard: "The Koopas are cowards, afraid to face a dangerous foe."


    Haggar vs. Zangief 

Mike Haggar

Species: Human

Title: ->The Mayor Elect of Whoopass

Announcer: "Mike Haggar; the candidate who puts people first."


Species: Human

Title: Russia's Red Cyclone

Zangief: "Me, Zangief, broke you!"

  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Wrestles ton-and-a-half bears for a hobby. One reason for his victory; pile driving bears that are at least three times as heavy as a bull shark indicates he's much stronger than Haggar.
  • Covered with Scars: From years of wrestling bears.
  • Destination Defenestration: Hurls both Haggar and himself out a window of a several-story building, transitioning to the final scene of their fight.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Fights solely for his country of Russia, never for himself.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Just as manly as Haggar.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Sambo, his fighting style, is a combination of both wresting and martial arts.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale 

Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael

Species: Turtles

Leonardo: "Quit clowning, you guys. This is serious!"
Donatello: "Eh, I'm making this up as I go!"
Michealangelo: "Ho-ho, someone's cranky!"
Rapheal: "Damn!"

  • An Arm and a Leg: Michelangelo get his arm sliced off by Leonardo right before losing his head.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: The hosts think Michelangelo is either on drugs or was dropped on his head as a kid.
    Boomstick: Okay, look, he has all the signs. Strange eating habits, inability to pay attention, incoherent phrases...
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Mikey isn't as disiplined as his brothers and likes to spend his time goofing off. This earns him Wizard's disdain.
  • Awesome, yet Impractical: Wiz notes that, as cool as the nunchucks look, one would get the same effect from a baseball bat but with much less trouble.
  • Ax-Crazy: Raphael is by far the most aggressive and short-tempered of the team. Boomstick classifies him as "borderline psycho". He also unleashes an overkill on Donatello. This is the most vicious kill delivered in the fight.
  • Badass Family: Their greatest strength is their family unity. The point of this battle is to determine which of them is the best individually.
  • Badass Bookworm: Donatello. He kicks Raphael's ass and holds his own against Leonardo. Then it's revealed the entire fight was a Batman Gambit by Leonardo.
  • Batman Gambit: Unlike other Death Battles, Leonardo goes into battle knowing all his opponents skills and weaknesses. He goes after Michelangelo knowing that with his lack of discipline and blunt weapons he won't be able to do much, and in the meantime Donatello wears Raphael down with the superior range of his weapon. By the time Leonardo fights Raphael, whose weapons counter Leo's, the latter is in far worse shape which gives Leonardo the edge in their final conflict.
  • Big Brother Bully: Rapheal can be this at his worst, getting into conflicts with his younger brothers. During the battle, he overkills Donatello.
  • Butt-Monkey: Michelangelo isn't viewed fondly by either host. Wiz in particular calls him 'the retard of the group' and questions why he was given the pair of nunchuku, which would take the most training to master; Boomstick's assumption is that he's on drugs ("Strange eating habits, inability to pay attention, incoherent phrases..."). They also hope that he doesn't win. Leo goes for him as soon as the fight starts and Michelangelo only lasts about 11 seconds.
  • The Chessmaster: Leonardo planed out his victory before the fight started.
  • Composite Character: The Turtles are based off of their appearances from the 1987 and 2003 cartoon series, and 90's and 2007 movies.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Michelangelo. Wiz wonders why Splinter gave the most complicated weapon to his least intelligent student.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Donatello is noted to spend less time training than his brothers because of the time he spends tinkering with machines. Wiz is amazed and suspicious that he became so skilled without a formal education or a budget.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Raph is described as, "borderline psychotic" by Boomstick and easily given to losing control of his rage.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
    • Donatello gets stabbed to death by Raphael's Sais, repeatedly... 24 times to be exact.
    • Raphael himself gets stabbed fatally in the throat by one of Leonardo's broken swords.
    • Leonardo is also impaled by Raphael, but he's wasn't as badly hurt, and Wiz notes that Leonardo has survived being stabbed multiple times and that turtles have proportionally smaller organs compared to humans, so Raphael's sais likely missed his vital areas.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Donatello is stated to have an IQ of 637.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: When Donatello gets knocked off a stack of boxes by Raphael, he's on his back and left vulnerable Raphael doesn't waste time taking advantage of this opening.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In contrast to Leonardo, Raphael never has a plan. He simply jumps in and overpowers his opponent.
  • Master Swordsman: Leonardo is described as such with his twin swords.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Leonardo's face at the end of the battle says it all...
  • Off with His Head!: Michelangelo gets his head sliced off by Leonardo's Ninjaken swords.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Michelangelo and Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo. the latter are the last two standing, but the Blue Oni is victorious in the end.
  • Sai Guy: Raphael uses two of them. They are the greatest threat to Leonardo, since they're primarily a tool for controlling opponents' weapons, they're strong enough to downright snap Leo's swords, and are the deadliest weapons besides Leonardo's on top of that.
  • Simple Staff: Donatello's bo staff gives him greater reach than any of his brothers. He fares best against Raphael, who has the shortest weapons, thanks to this. Then he's distracted by Leonardo and Raph gets his revenge.
  • The Stoner: Boomstick jokes Michelangelo is this, even saying his weapon of choice is a bong.
  • The Strategist: Leonardo is The Leader because he is one with The Plan. This is one of the main reasons for both of his victories.
  • Techno Babble: Donatello is fluent in it.
    Donatello: The resulting intermittent multi-polar flux should generate the electromagnetic pulse!
    Boomstick: What the hell did I just hear?'

    Zitz vs. Leonardo 


Species: Toad

Title: ->The Leader of the Mighty Battletoads

Zitz: "I'm a big, bad mother of all toads!"
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: sliced in two by Leonardo's swords.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Prefers to charge in and beat anything in his way.
  • Nerd Action Hero: He's really a nerdy teenager named Morgan Zieglar.
  • The Smart Guy: Even though he acts on instinct, he's still the strategist out of the three Battletoads, and the most likely one to be a match-up against Leonardo.
  • Super Strength: Any regular enemy he smashes goes flying across the screen.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His pre-fight breakdown shows he has little formal training and all his skills come from combat experience. Compared to his opponent, he is (almost literally) a steamroller. Still his skills are all geared to a straight up fight. This gets him killed when Leo takes out his stealth skills.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifter: can morph his body into various weapons.

    Yoshi vs. Riptor 


Species: Yoshi

Title: Mario's Happy-Go-Lucky Steed

Yoshi: "Oh ho ho! Yoshi got right stuff!"


Species: Velociraptor

Title: The Dino Warrior with A Killer Instinct

Announcer: "Supreme Victory!"

  • Ax-Crazy: Human reasoning + raptor instincts = violent confusion.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: She usually relies on her instincts in a fight.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls down a large pit and onto Boomstick's car.
  • Enfant Terrible: She's four years old.
    Boomstick: That is one ass-kicking toddler.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: She's the scary one.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: She attempts to destroy Yoshi with her acid spitting attack, Yoshi eats it and throws it back in her face for her troubles; if slamming into Boomsticks' car didn't kill her, the acid did.
  • Hollywood Acid: She can spit it. Unfortunately for her, she's not immune to it.
  • Leitmotif: "Riptor Theme" from Killer Instinct.
  • LEGO Genetics: Has human and raptor DNA to make her an unstoppable killer machine.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Definitely more nasty and dangerous looking than Yoshi. Averted, as Yoshi is the one who beats her.
  • Samus Is a Girl: She's erroneously referred to as a male in her analysis, though it is justified. Nothing in her appearance suggests she's female, and her biography in the first Killer Instinct refers to her as an "it". The only indicators were the eggs she laid in her ending. She's referred to as a female in the recent Killer Instinct, three years after the episode premiered.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Attacked and killed a baby Yoshi.

    Felicia vs. Taokaka 


Species: Feline humanoid

Title: The Pop Star-Demon-Catchick-lady

Felicia: "I sure could use a catnap..."

  • A Handful for an Eye: Her move Sand Splash has her kicking sand as a projectile attack.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Gets distracted by a random butterfly halfway through the battle.
  • Cat Girl: A humanoid girl with a cat tail and ears and claws.
  • Fur Bikini: Her fur is the only thing covering her up.
  • Good Shepherd: Wiz notes that the life of a peaceful nun involves little fighting and thus little combat experience.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Sliced in two by Taokakas' claws.
  • Idol Singer: Her career as one is a second reason why she has less combat experience than Taokaka.
  • Leitmotif: Her songs during her analysis are "Felicia's Theme" from Marvel vs Capcom 3 and "Invitation to the Charm of Darkness" from the Darkstalkers OVA.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's naked, but she's completely innocent about it due to her being part cat.
  • Naughty Nun: Averted. Despite her fighting outfit her nun habit is modest.
  • Prehensile Tail: It can even hold her up.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Tao accidentally kills a butterfly, she goes on a wild rampage. She doesn't succeed in avenging her winged friend.
  • Stripperiffic: Boomstick can't resist pointing out that her fighting 'outfit' is more or less 'naked'.


Species: Kaka

Title: Blazblue's Speedy Vigilante

Taokaka: "Oh, It's the Boobie Lady!"

  • Accidental Murder: To a random butterfly, Felicia was not pleased.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    • Described as having, "A raging case of ADH."
    • She gets distracted by a random butterfly halfway through the battle.
    • Also after she kills Felicia.
    Tao: Nyah-hah! Nyah-hah! NYAH-HAH!- nyaow I'm bored.
  • Big Ball of Violence: One of her Distortion Drives "I'mma Beat The Crap Outta You!" is this.
  • Bounty Hunter: This was her job at the beginning of Blazblue, though she wasn't exactly competent at it.
  • Cat Girl: Descended from a race of such creatures and meows and uses claws.
  • Dumb Blond: She can be distracted very easily. If your on her bounty list, just say you'll treat her to lunch. You'll instantly be her best friend.
  • The Faceless: All we see is the mask.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's explicitly stated to be the fastest Blazblue character, fast enough to create afterimages of herself, but one of the weakest stamina-wise. Luckily for her, she's agile enough to dodge Felicia's attacks and fast enough to hit her back.
  • Hidden Weapons: She conceals blades in the sleeves of her hoodie.
  • Joke Weapon: Apple cores and pillows (In her game she has access to even more random projectiles). However, She isn't shown throwing any of these things at Felicia during the actual fight.
    Boomstick: A pillow?! Really!?
  • Leitmotif "Cactus Carnival" plays during her analysis
  • Super Soldier: The Kaka tribe, Tao included, were created to be this.
  • Wolverine Claws: They can morph too.
  • Stripperiffic: Less so than Felicia, but all she wears is her cloak, mask, and panties.

    Kratos vs. Spawn 


Species: Demigod

Title: The Ghost of Sparta Who Singlehandedly Annihilated Olympus

Ares: "I was trying to make you a great warrior..."
Kratos: "You succeeded."

  • Annoying Arrows: All of Kratos' shots from the Bow of Apollo fail to harm Spawn.
  • BFS: The Blade of Olympus. Which Wiz and Boomstick note is probably his only weapon that can hurt Spawn because the others were made with earthly materials (and the Blade explicitly contains all of his divine powers as the God of War), which fits the bill of a weapon that can kill Spawn.
  • Blocking Stops All Damage: The Golden Fleece can protect him from powerful attacks.
  • Flight: With the Wings of Icarus.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Not brought as a character trait, but still applies given that he more or less pulls his weapons out of thin air, including the Blade Of Olympus, which is five feet long and two feet wide.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Subverted, Spawn uses the flames from the Bow of Apollo to set Kratos on fire, but all it does is slow him down.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He is impaled through the head by Spawn's hand spike, ending the match.
  • Mark of Shame: His pale-white skin is actually his family's ashes clinging to him. This is one of the reasons he lost; Spawn doesn't have to worry about running out of stamina or magic fuel when his opponent is literally covered in negativity.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Has a multitude of weapons at his disposal: the Blades of Exile, the Nemean Cestus, the Claws of Hades, the Bow of Apollo and the Blade of Olympus are all at his disposal.
  • Playing with Fire: The Blades of Exile can emit fire and The Bow of Apollo can charge up deadly fire arrows.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Ares tricked him into killing his family. Kratos set out and killed every single Olympian god. (Except for Aphrodite)
  • Soul Power: The Claws of Hades can rip the souls out of anyone who stands in Kratos' way.
  • Super Speed: With the Boots of Hermes.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Impales Spawn since usually that kills his opponent. While he does slow Spawn down, this leads to his doom.


Species: Magically-enhanced human

Title: Spawn, Who Managed To Dethrone Both Satan and God

Spawn: "Knock knock."

  • Badass Cape: It can even be used to trap enemies.
  • Chain Pain: Leetha can create chains to attack foes.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Doesn't fight much head on, relies on plenty of ambush tricks and uses any advantage he can get.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Noted by Wiz and Boomstick; he has super regenerative powers, magic that can do almost anything he wants, fire manipulation that he uses to turn Kratos's flaming arrows against him, and is an Emotion Eater that feeds off evil. It's one of the main reasons he wins, because all the evil surrounding Kratos gives him a never-ending supply of energy.
  • Healing Factor: By using his own ectoplasm or feeding off the evils or sins of his opponents, Spawn can quickly regenerate from almost any injury. However, using too much of his own ectoplasm can weaken him and leave him vulnerable. Luckily, Kratos literally being covered in the ashes of his past sins means Spawn had no shortage of evil energy to feast off of to fuel his regeneration.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: His parasitic suit is limited only by Spawn's imagination.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He gets run through with the Blade of Olympus but it doesn't work.
  • Living Weapon: Spawn's suit, Leetha of the 7th House of K.
  • No-Sell: Weapons that were not entirely forged on another plane of existence such as heaven can not harm him. This is the other main reason for his victory, since even though Kratos' weapons are magic, except for the Blade of Olympus (which houses all of his divine powers as the God of War), they're composed of earthly materials. This means that unless Spawn is decapitated, any injuries they do to him are nothing but flesh wounds.
  • Off with His Head!: It's noted by Boomstick that he can only be permanently killed if he's decapitated. Fortunately for Spawn, Kratos doesn't know this.
  • Race Against the Clock: Spawn and his suit Leetha rely on Spawn's supply of ectoplasm (which composes his body) in a fight, and everything from regeneration to using his magic drains it and Leetha herself feeds on his energy constantly. If too much is drained without being replenished, Spawn will weaken and eventually be Dragged Off to Hell if it gets too low. Luckily, they can feast on the evil and sins of others to replenish it or replace it entirely for being consumed and Kratos is the perfect enemy to face for such a feast.
  • Scary Black Man: He was black when he was alive, and Leetha's covering certainly keeps the impression.
  • Stone Wall: Spawn's immortality allows him to endure many violent battles and lethal injuries, and like Kratos, Spawn has attempted suicide multiple times with very little effect to him. Kratos' impressive arsenal of weapons could not overwhelm Spawn's regenerative powers, allowing Spawn the victory.
  • The Symbiote: Spawn's costume is actually a demonic entity called Leetha of the 7th House of K or K7-Leetha.
  • Teleport Spam: He teleports frequently in the fight, leaving Kratos open to attack.

    Bomberman vs. Dig Dug 

White Bomberman

Species: Human

Title: White Bomber, the Bomberman

Bomberman: "I did it!"

  • Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: His way of protecting the environment? Blowing up everything in sight.
  • Darker and Edgier: Boomstick confuses White Bomber for the protagonist in Bomberman: Act Zero, a robot slave who dueled other slaves in a fight to the death. Wizard quickly corrects him on this.
  • Having a Blast: He makes bombs.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His own bombs are his main weakness, since he dies if he gets caught in his own explosion. In the battle, he's killed by his own super bomb.
  • No Body Left Behind: Happens to his Rooey at the start of the battle when Taizo inflates it until it explodes. Bomberman himself is vaporized by his own super bomb.
  • Space Police: He's a member of an intergalactic police force that strives to protect the galaxy.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to his own superbomb about to blow up in his face.
  • Power-Up Mount: The Rooeys. Think of them as Bomberman's version of Yoshis.
  • The Yoshi: Rooeys are mounts that enable him to move at fast speeds.

Dig Dug/Taizo Hori

Species: Human

Title: Taizo Hori, A.K.A. Dig Dug

Boomstick: "That is one horrible way to die. Imagine after being impaled, you're then slowly filled with air until you explode. Oh man, this guy is sick."

  • Crossover Ship: In-Universe. His ex-wife is Kissy, the protagonist from the Baraduke series.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He pumps his enemies full of air until they explode. Boomstick himself was unsettled by his methods. Poor Rooey dies this way but Bomberman escapes this dying for a different reason.
  • Freudian Excuse: Played for Laughs. Boomstick suggests that he kills critters gruesomely because of the noise his feet make.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Described as a cross between a bicycle pump and a harpoon.
  • Meaningful Name: His real name, Taizo Hori, translates to, "I want to dig."
  • Tunnel King: His expertise with this trope plays a major factor in his victory. By controlling the terrain in which the two of them fight, he is able to control the flow of battle.

    Vegeta vs. Shadow 


Species: Saiyan

Title: Prince of The Saiyans and Rival To Goku

Voiced by: Nick "Lanipator" Landis

Vegeta: "I am a Super Saiyan! And you can burn in hell!"

  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Shadow using Chaos Control to send him into space doesn't effect him even though there's no air. Vegeta has been in space before without protection, so it's justified.
  • Cameo: Shows up at the beginning of Superman vs. Goku, offhandedly mentioning how he killed that "weird transforming hedgehog".
  • Colony Drop: Intended to kill Shadow WITH THE MOON.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of his dialogue towards Shadow such as the 'rip off' line about Super Shadow.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Mocks Shadows' claim of being "The Ultimate Lifeform" on the grounds that he's too short. Shadow immediately calls him out on this and he wasn't pleased.
    Vegeta: "Word of advice freak, You're a little on the short side to try to be threatening."
    Shadow: "Funny, I was going to say the same thing about you."
  • Kamehame Hadouken: Galick Gun and Final Flash. He is from the series responsible for the first half of this tropes' name after all.
  • Large Ham: Lanipator proving he's just as hammy here as he is in Dragon Ball Z Abridged.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Can move fast, can destroy planets, and can take one hell of a beating.
  • Made of Iron: Boomstick notes that even if Vegeta is outmatched he can take an incredible amount of abuse, which meant he could easily survive against Super Shadow.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: This one of the main cast in Dragon Ball Z we're talking about. During the fight he tries killing Shadow by pushing the moon onto him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Shadow's blue because he's hammier.
  • Standard Power-Up Pose: His is the Trope Codifier.
  • Super Mode: Super Saiyan, levels 1 and 2, though he only uses the former. He achieved Super Saiyan 4 in the GT continuity that was later confirmed acceptable for citing in a Death Battle, but only with outside help which isn't gonna fly here.


Species: Hedgehog

Title: The Ultimate Lifeform And Rival To Sonic

Voiced by: Curtis "Takahata101" Arnott

Shadow: "That's not all, I'm full of surprises."

  • Badass Boast: "That's not all... I'm full of surprises."
  • Badass Finger Snap: How he activates some of his powers.
  • Expy: The Super Shadow form is awful similar to DBZ's Super Saiyans. Vegeta lampshades this.
  • Hour of Power: His Super Form has a time limit; without rings he cannot sustain it for a full minute. Because his only power that allows him to fight Vegeta on even footing has a time limit and Vegeta can fight for prolonged times even against beings that outmatch him, he can't kill him in time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He can run at hypersonic speeds, survive a fall from orbit, and can destroy entire armadas by himself. He's not the same extent of this trope as Vegeta is, however, outside of being Super Shadow, who has a very strict time limit of use.
  • No Body Left Behind: Turned into mere smoke after Vegeta blasts him.
  • Power Limiter: His rings restrict his connection to the Chaos Force. Without them he's vastly more powerful but exhausts fast.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Vegeta's red because he's more stoic.
  • Standard Power-Up Pose: As per his series' tradition.
  • Teleport Spam: Inverted, he kept teleporting Vegeta to various destinations, much to his annoyance.
  • Super Mode: Super Shadow
    Vegeta: "Wow... what a ripoff."
  • Super Speed: Hypersonic in regular form, but his super form is said to be able to move near the speed of light.
    Boomstick: But, considering his super speed, a short time to him is a long time to his opponent.
  • Ultimate Life Form: Trope Namer. Loses to Vegeta nonetheless.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: Says it word-for-word to Vegeta before going Super Shadow.
  • You're Insane!: Doesn't say this to Vegeta directly, but his reaction to Vegeta punching the moon towards him is, "IS HE INSANE?!"

    Mario vs. Sonic 


Species: Human

Title: The Whimsical Italian Plumber

Voiced by: Charles Martinet (recycled voice clips)

Mario: "It's-a-me, Mario!"


Species: Hedgehog

Title: The Hyperactive Hedgehog

Voiced by: Caden Redpearl

Sonic: "Oh, I'd like to hang, but I gotta juice!"

  • Be the Ball: Most of his attacks involving him curling up into a ball and spinning at incredibly fast speeds, becoming a living buzz saw.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He's a blue hedgehog and the main character of his franchise.
  • Deflector Shields: Uses his elemental shields from Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Only the first one is particularly effective.
  • Elemental Barrier: Fire, Electricity, and Water.
  • Fragile Speedster: Sonic is not known for his endurance, but clearly makes up for it with his supersonic speed. Mario has few options to defend against Sonic's speed without resorting to powerups, while Sonic can easily dodge many of Mario's most powerful attacks and abilities.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Exiting Super Sonic mode leaves him, with few exceptions, at peak physical condition regardless of whatever it was before transforming. Due to using Super Sonic near the climax, he was more or less back to full strength while Mario still had all of his accumulated damage, giving Sonic the opening he needed to win.
  • Hour of Power: His Super Form. Doesn't prove a deciding edge as Mario as has power-ups that make him invincible. However, it does heal him back to full strength, whilst Mario's power-ups don't.
  • Leitmotif: One of the songs playing his analysis is "Solaris Phase 2" from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
  • Lightning Bruiser: Super Sonic can near (or even above) the speed of light, is invincible, and is strong enough to destroy entire armadas. Mario needed the Starman, Metal Cap, and finally the Mega Mushroom to even the odds.
  • Mascot with Attitude: His dialogue is full of sass to Mario.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red, despite his blue appearance, to Mario's Blue because of his speed and sass.
  • Standard Power-Up Pose: As per his series' tradition.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Without his bubble shield he is useless underwater.
  • Super Mode: Super Sonic
  • Super Speed: It's the clincher in the fight when both of their power-ups are done. At the end of the day, his baseline is too fast for Mario to catch or evade.
  • Too Slow : He's "the fastest thing alive"; Everyone is too slow, even Mario.

    Justin Bieber vs. Rebecca Black 

Justin Bieber

Species: Human

Title: The Young Pop Sensation

Justin Bieber: "Baby, baby, baby, oh..."

  • Adaptational Badass: Obviously, he's just a teenager in real life. Trashy fights aside, he hasn't really done anything that makes him "badass."
  • Bishounen: Another reason why his hatedom exists, he's incredibly girly looking and has somewhat feminine qualities for a guy. To add further insult to injury, Rebecca's Groin Attack doesn't even affect him as it would to real life men.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: In-Universe. Wizard discusses the many licensed products with his name on it.
  • Determinator: Even with all the crap he puts up with, he still goes out on stage to perform.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Fans, haters, paparazzi, doesn't matter. If you piss him off, he will use force.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses his "Someday" perfume as a pepper spray against Black.
  • Joke Character: He's here to be made fun of.
  • Megaton Punch: Punches Black far three times.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Against Black, he went for any weapon he could find to kill her.
  • Spoiled Brat: Is portrayed as this in Death Battle.
  • Teen Idol: As shown by his fans.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Troubled? He gets into fights with anyone who pisses him off. His analysis even lists him as being too famous for his own good. Cute? Have you seen his fandom? "Screaming teenage girls" says it all.
  • The Unexpected: Death Battle just had fictional characters in its episodes. A teen pop star wasn't even considered by the show's fans.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of thrown objects, which Rebecca Black takes advantage of at one point to keep him at a distance.
  • Would Hit a Girl: With whatever weapons he can get his hands on.

Rebecca Black

Species: Human

Title: The Girl Who Took YouTube By Storm

Rebecca Black: "I hope you cut yourself, and I hope you get an eating disorder so you can look pretty."

  • Action Girl: Somehow Wiz and Boomstick were able to turn her into one.
  • Adaptational Badass: And they were also able to turn her into a badass. Well, sorta.
  • Broken Pedestal: She's a Belieber, a huge fan of Justin Bieber, so they had to think of someway to make these two fight. In the battle, she's super excited to see Justin, but he makes her back off with his perfume. This disappointed her.
    • There's also her mentor, "Fat Usher" in her backstory. He tried to make YouTube users pay to see the Friday video, so Black submitted a copyright claim to prevent him from making money off the video.
  • Car Fu: Her (possibly too young to drive) friend uses his car to slam Bieber against a brick wall, killing Bieber, Black, and himself all at once.
  • Composite Character: Since Rebecca was just starting out when this episode premiered, her analysis is based off her appearances in the Friday and Last Friday Night music videos, rather than real life events.
  • The Ditherer: Notorious for her indecisiveness, especially regarding which seat to take in a car ride. This is part of why she died; had she taken advantage of the opportunities offered her, she might have defeated Bieber before her friend showed up in his car.
  • Fangirl: Of her opponent Justin Bieber; yeah, seriously.
  • Groin Attack: Tries this on Bieber... it doesn't work.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Throws a bowl of popcorn and a water bottle at Bieber.
  • Joke Character: She's also here to be made fun of.
  • Kick Chick: Most of her physical attacks consisted of her kicking Bieber.
  • Life of the Party: Her life seems to be centered around parties.
  • Loony Fan: She is parodied as this in Death Battle.
  • Manipulative Editing: The quote above makes it seem likes she's saying this too someone, but its actually what people said about her, just because she sang Friday.
  • Thrown Across The Room: Bieber punches her across the arena three times.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many of her attacks against Bieber have no effect. Other times, instead of attacking him, she just stands there. Finally, she stands up in the back of a car when moving at highway speeds. This gets her killed as she proves too indecisive to take advantage of any openings on Bieber, and stands in the back of a moving car heading to a wall.
  • The Unexpected: More so than Bieber, since she's basically a one-hit wonder.

    Luke Skywalker vs. Harry Potter 

Luke Skywalker

Species: Human

Title: Legacy of The Jedi

Luke: "I am a Jedi, like my father before me."

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Thanks to his shatterpoint ability, Luke finds a weakness on Harry Potter, the iconic scar, which he proceeds to rip open like a Christmas present.
  • Barrier Warrior: Uses the force to nullify some of Harry's spells.
  • Choke Holds: Force Choke
  • Combat Pragmatist: Starts off the fight by using his attacks that end it the most quickly, though they don't work.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Force Persuation doesn't work on Harry Potter because of his training in Occulmency.
  • Laser Blade: His Lightsaber and shoto-saber.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Throws his iconic Lightsaber and it is destroyed by one of Harry's magic projectiles. After distracting him with shatterpoint, Luke tries again with his Shoto-Saber and force-drives it right into Harry's chest, killing him.
  • Magic Knight: Uses both lightsaber skills and force powers; often augmenting his body's strength to use the force.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Force sense assists Luke in predicting, blocking, and avoiding Harrys' attacks as well as alerting him to Harry's current position when he is using the Cloak of Invisibility.

Harry Potter

Species: Human

Title: The Boy Who Lived

Harry: "Engorgio. Reducio!"

  • Achilles' Heel: His scar. Once Luke finds this out via shatterpoint, he exploits it for the win.
  • Adaptational Badass: Not that he was slacking in the book series, but Harry in this universe is capable of pulling off feats that the other wasn't.
  • Flying Broomstick: He uses the Firebolt for flight.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: We're treated to a lovely extreme close up of his iconic scar getting slowly ripped open via Shatterpoint.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Luke Skywalker finishes him off by throwing his shoto-sabre into Harry's chest.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Along with the firebolt, this is another tool in his bag of tricks.
  • Magic Wand: This is the wizard's answer to the lightsaber; a small tool for using magic.
  • One-Hit Kill: Avada Kedavra, the infamous killing spell.
  • Teleport Spam: He can avaperate at will.
  • Unblockable Attack: Wiz claims Avada Kedavra is this trope but Boomstick quickly disproves this.
    Wizard: "[The Avada Kedavra] is an instant kill and unblockable."
    Boomstick: "Unless it hits a wall. Or a sword. Or anything, really."

    Chun-Li vs. Mai Shiranui 


Species: Human

Title: The Strongest Woman in The World

Chun-Li: "You ready for this?"

  • The Gunslinger: She could be an awesome gunslinger, as she placed sixth in an international shooting competition, but she doesn't normally carry around a gun.
  • Ki Attacks: Her Kikouken and Kikosho moves.
  • Kick Chick: She's the page picture and her legs are noted by Wiz to be her greatest assest. Boomstick agreed but for a different reason.
  • Leitmotif: The second half of her analysis plays "China Vox" from Street Fighter III: Third Strike.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She pretty fast, but has the strength to back it up.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit is skin tight but it is more modest than Mai's.
  • She's Got Legs: They may be nice to look at, but it won't feel good when she smacks you with them.
  • Stripped to the Bone: The result of Mai's pyrotechnics.
  • You Killed My Father: M. Bison killed her father. Her main goal in life was to track him down and even the score.

Mai Shiranui.

Species:: Human

Title: The Queen of Fighters

Mai: "Mai Shiranui, of the Shiranui school, must teach you a lesson!"

  • Combat Hand Fan: She has an unlimited amount of steel fans hidden in her bountiful breasts.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Her training as a Kunoichi invokes this. It doesn't work on Chun but it did work on Boomstick.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's quite feminine, but is a very strong fighter.
  • Kill It with Fire: Has fire based attacks in her moveset, she does this trope to Chun-Li.
  • Leitmotif: The first part of her analysis plays "Flame Dragon God" from Fatal Fury Special
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her skimpy kunoichi outfit.
  • Ninja: Trained as a Shiranui ninja. Her unorthodox abilities allow her to win against Chun's superior conditioning.
  • Playing with Fire: She has pyrotechnics in her arensal.
  • Stripperiffic: Invoked. She deliberately wears skimpy clothing to distract opponets. Wiz mistakenly refers to this skill as "Kunoichi", but that is actually the name for a female ninja. They just use it a lot.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Where she keeps her fans. Boomstick makes a joke about that before being told this really is the case.

    Starscream vs. Rainbow Dash 


Title: Starscream, From The First Generation Decepticons

Species: Transformer

Voiced by: Zak Wilson (Jim Sterling as his spark)

  • Angrish: As seen when Rainbow Dash deflates one of his threats early on-
    Starscream: That's it! I am going to kill yo-
    Rainbow Dash: [Tags him] Tag, you're it! [Flies off]
    Starscream: GYAAAAAAAAGGGGH! [Transforms into his F-15 mode and flies after her]
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Even if in reality he is a bit of a wimp, Starscream.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's highlighted in his intro, particularly the incident in the "Kiss Players" manga where he takes over a cybernetic girl while she's on the toilet, and proceeds to leave without pulling up her underpants.
  • Body Surf: How Starscream keeps coming back from having his body destroyed and being reduced to his spark (a Transformer's 'soul'), something unique to Starscream. Even though he's technically immortal and one of the few characters to survive losing a Death Battle, his loss still counted because the only known mechanical object he could body surf into in Equestria was a sewing machine, so he's as good as harmless.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His heads up displays list one of his objectives as "Destroy Happiness."
  • Cool Plane: Can transform into an F-15 Eagle jet fighter.
  • Consummate Liar: It's stated that his greatest skill is his silver tongue. He uses this to feign wanting to stop fighting and "join the herd" to distract Rainbow Dash whilst he arms a whole series of missiles to fire at her.
  • David vs. Goliath: The Goliath to Rainbow Dash's David. This turns out to be a bad thing, as Rainbow is significantly smaller and quicker, meaning he had little chance of landing a killing blow.
  • Dirty Coward: It's noted in his profile: "Starscream is a coward."
  • Evil Laugh: Bursts into arrogant laughter as soon as he sees what he's up against.
  • Gatling Good: From an M61 Vulcan Gatling Cannon. Unfortunately, his aim is terrible.
  • Harmless Villain: He and his weapons might look menacing at first glance, but the video points out that he's a moron and a dreadful marksman and strategist, so fans tend to accept that most of the other combatants could beat him up.]]
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: One of the reasons behind his defeat, and is stated to be a worse shot than a Stormtrooper that struggles to hit a 20 foot robot, much less a 4 foot pony. He only gets a shot off on Rainbow Dash "once", and it's when she's standing a few feet away from him and since it's his null ray, it has very little effect.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Attempts this against Rainbow Dash, only for her to turn it against him.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: To some extent, the Feminine Boy to Dashie's Masculine Girl. Screamer's an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who likes to whine a lot, while Rainbow Dash is a strong-willed and confident Tomboy who likes challenges.
  • Our Souls Are Different: His mutant indestructible spark. Interestingly, it makes him one of the only characters to have survived a Death Battle loss, but it still counts due to the destruction of his body.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Attempts one as he fires all his remaining missiles at Rainbow Dash while she's distracted, but it doesn't stick.
    Rainbow Dash: [Starscream locks the homing missiles onto her] Wait, what's that?
    Starscream: [Activates his missile pods] DIE!
  • Transforming Mecha: But of course; he uses it to chase Rainbow Dash into a cloud.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pulls this to distract Rainbow Dash whilst he arms his remaining missiles, but it's ultimately turned against him when she flies up and leads them all back to him.

Rainbow Dash

Species: Pony

Title: Rainbow Dash, of The G4 Pegasus Ponies

Voiced by: Erica Mendez

Rainbow Dash: "Yeaaaaah!"
  • Badass Adorable: In Boomstick's own words,
    This is a pony. A baby girl horse toy. Why is it so Awesome?
  • Blow You Away: Can create and control powerful tornadoes by rapidly flying in a circle.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: After Starscream attacks her, Rainbow says "It. Is. On!" This phrase is frequently used by Rainbow's friend, Rarity.
  • David vs. Goliath: The David to Starscreams' Goliath. This turns out to be a good thing, as Starscream is a terrible shot, even when shooting at robots his own size.
  • Eating the Enemy: After destroying his body, Rainbow Dash eats his Spark to end the fight.
  • Fantastic Nuke: The Sonic Rainboom can generate a tremendous mushroom cloud style explosion by hitting the ground or Starscream.
  • Flying Brick: She's a strong and durable pegasus.
  • Improbable Piloting Skills: Can perform a move called the Buccaneer Blaze, which is apparently so awesome that it can't be shown on-screen.
  • Leitmotif: "Sonic Rainboom (Just An Old Mare's Tale)" by iamnotacleverpony plays during the first part of her analysis.
  • Lethal Joke Character: She's a little blue pegasus up against a heavily armed giant robot that can turn into a jet. Part of the reason her Death Battle was made was because of an anti-brony faction wanting to see a colorful pony go up against a giant death robot and get smashed. And then the creators did their research and found out that, with her great speed, weather control, and Sonic Rainboom, she actually did stand a chance against a giant robot. More than just a chance; she won handily!
    • Boomstick quickly admits that she's awesome after seeing her powers and how easily she wins.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Yes, as ironic as that sounds. Screamer's an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who likes to whine a lot, while Rainbow Dash is a strong-willed and confident
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Reconstructed. While her bucking had little effect on Starscream she has other abilities that can do significant damage.
  • Shock and Awe: By kicking storm clouds, she can release bolts of lightning from them, or simply agitate the electricity inside.
  • Super Speed: Can fly at Mach 5 normally, meaning she covers a little over a mile in a second. When performing the Sonic Rainboom, she can break the sound barrier and speed up to Mach 10.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Keeps up the quips when fighting Starscream throughout.
    Rainbow Dash: [Sitting on top of Starscream's F-15 mode cockpit in mid-air] You're not very good at this, are you?
  • Your Soul Is Mine: She eats Starscream's Spark.

    Master Chief vs. Doomguy 

Master Chief

Species: Human

Title: The Super Soldier

Admiral Hood: "Master Chief, you mind telling me what you're doing on that ship?"
Master Chief: "Sir, finishing this fight."
  • Armor Is Useless: Averted. His titanium armor means that most of Doomguy's weapons, which use regular small arms ammo, can't punch through to Master Chief himself.
  • Beating A Dead Player: Teabagging variety.
  • Bee Hive Barrier: His Bubble Shield.
  • Born Lucky: A canon trait of his, and the best possible explanation for how Chief is able to find weapons so easily.
    Boomstick: "He can find weapons on the ground more often than you can find change on a sidewalk."
  • Groin Attack: Nails Doomguy in the junk with a sniper shot.
  • Laser Blade: Energy sword.
  • Power Armor: His MJOLNIR armor further enhances his strength and speed, has a Diegetic Interface, and is equipped with Deflector Shields. The armor proves to one of his main edges as only Doomguy's heavier weapons can punch through it.
  • Space Marine: A futuristic one.
  • Super Strength: Enough to toss a Warthog easily.


Species: Human

Title: The Bane of Hell Itself

Boomstick: "The original, ass-kicking, demon-slaying, first person badass, and one of my personal heroes: Doomguy!"

    Wily vs. Eggman 

Doctor Wily (and his robots)

Species: Human with robots

Title: Doctor Albert Wily, A.K.A. Einstein Without Rogaine

Dr. Wily: "I will create chaos, destroy everything, and the best part- oh, the very best part is... I have finally gotten the best of Dr. Light! Muhahahaha!"
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Metal Man and Slash Man when they first appear; they take out 6 of Eggmans mooks together.
  • Blob Monster: The Yellow Devil
  • Blood Knight: Bass expresses excitement at the sight of Metal Sonic absorbing a Chaos Emerald. Neo Metal Sonic and Metal Overlord quickly show him how misplaced that feeling was.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His Mooks make quick work of Eggman's, who then calls out his Badniks who are then curb-stomped by Wily's Robot Masters, but then Metal Sonic shows up!
  • Deadly Disc: Metal Man's sawblades. Metal Sonic kills him with them after he copies the attack when Metal Man tried it on him.
  • Evil Genius: Wily makes all these robots and he also created a disease that affects only robots.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Guts Man throws a Moto Bug at Mecha Knuckles, destroying him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • After infecting Metal Sonic with his Roboenza virus, Metal goes rogue and kills everyone, including Wily himself.
    • Metal Man is destroyed with his Metal Blades hurled back by Metal Sonic.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Sheep Man does some damage to Scratch and Grounder since he has offensive capabilities.
  • Mad Scientist: Unlike Eggman, Wily has the same level of mad sanity though-out his appearances but it's driven by his rivalry with Dr.Light.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Mets, Sniper Joes, Bladers, Hotheads, and Paozos make up the backbone of the army.
  • No Body Left Behind: Everyone thanks to Metal Overlords' Roboenza fueled rampage.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Wily tries to bail when he sees Metal Sonic go on a rampage. Keyword "tries".
  • Shock and Awe: Sheep Man has lightning powers.
  • Super Mode: Bass and Treble can perform a Fusion Dance to become Super Bass. While it might have stood a chance against Neo Metal Sonic, he couldn't even scratch Metal Overlord, who kills him without batting an eye.
  • Super Strength: Guts Man.
  • Victorious Loser: He might have ended up dying and 'losing' to Eggman in this battle, but Zero, his ultimate creation, ultimately avenges him by handedly defeating Metal Sonic in their battle.
  • The Virus: Roboenza turns Metal Sonic into a maverick. Before it can infect anyone else, Metal Sonic kills everyone.
  • Wolverine Claws: Slash Man.
  • Worthy Opponent: Bass sees Metal Sonic as such. When they actually come to blows, Metal proves more than worthy, curbstomping him almost as easily as the other Robot Masters in his Neo Metal Sonic form, and Metal Overlord destroys Super Bass without so much as batting an eye.

Doctor Eggman (and his robots)

Species: Human and robots

Title: Doctor Ivo Robotnik, A.K.A. The Eggman

Dr. Eggman: "A nice dream, but dreams are meant to be... broken."
Eggman and Metal Sonic voiced by: Caden Redpearl

  • Acrofatic: Described as 'obese yet strangely athletic'.
  • Camera Abuse: E-101 Beta knocks a Blader into the camera.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Metal Overlord utterly destroys the remaining fighters.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Beta is this, having only one eye.
  • Evil Genius: Eggman makes all these robots for his Evil Plan.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Wiz and Boomstick were perplexed trying to determine a winner, so they just went with Metal Sonic/Metal Overlord as the victor.
  • Deflector Shields: Metal Sonic's Black Shield. He got more than one power from the Robot Masters by first blocking their attack with it, then copying it in the process.
  • Foreshadowing: Metal Sonic's Power Copying abilities essentially makes him an evil Mega Man if he went Maverick. Guess what he does to every robot character along with the doctors once he's hit with Roboenza.
  • Glass Cannon: SWAT Bots have are well-rounded, but are very fragile.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Metal Overlord kills Eggman in the end and he also kills Wily.
  • Joke Character: Scratch and Grounder are here for laughs.
  • Kill ’Em All: Metal Overlord does this to all the remaining fighters, and quite possibly the rest of the world.
  • Mad Scientist: The hosts note that Eggman's personality has ranged from comically mad to dangerously psychotic.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The infantry used in battle are Moto Bugs, Caterkillers, Buzz Bombers, Egg Pawns, and SWAT Bots.
  • Mighty Glacier: Silver Sonic is this unless it has its Chaos Emerald.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: The analysis mentions that his PhD is unknown and probably fake.
  • No Body Left Behind: Everyone thanks to Metal Overlord's Roboenza- fueled rampage.
  • Off with His Head!: Scratch and Grounder's heads are blown off thanks to Sheep Man's electric powers. The heads land on the opposite bodies (Scratch's head on Grounders' body, and vice-versa).
  • One-Winged Angel: Metal Sonic turns into Metal Overlord and uses the new power to kill everyone.
  • Power Copying: Metal Sonic's deadliest power. Due to the fact that each Robot Master is vulnerable to another's weapon, a few scans and a Chaos Emerald were all Metal needed to bulldoze every Master who got in his way, even Bass.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Neo Metal Sonic right before going Overlord.
    Neo Metal Sonic: Kneel before your master.
  • Robot Me: Metal Sonic, Mecha Sonic, Silver Sonic, Mecha Knuckles, Shadow Androids, and to a lesser extent, Egg-Robo.
  • Super Mode:
    • Metal Sonic < Neo Metal Sonic < Metal Overlord. The last of which trumps even Super Bass and every other fighter on the field.
    • Mecha Sonic also has a golden Super form but it's never seen in the fight.
  • Super Speed: Metal Sonic, who can easily reach up to Mach 5 speeds in his regular form alone.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Mecha Knuckles only lasts a few seconds after he appears in the fight, being promptly destroyed by Guts Man

    Zelda vs. Peach 

Princess Zelda

Species: Hylian

Title: Princess Zelda, from the Realm of Hyrule

Link: "You called for a hero, princess?"
Zelda: "Yes, but I guess you'll have to do."
  • Action Girl: She often helps Link defeat Ganon and can hold her own in a fight.
  • Archer Archetype: Her pre-fight stats note she poor in the use of knives and swords and that she prefers bows. She pulls out the Light Arrows midway but they are limited in usefulness against the good-aligned Peach.
  • Barrier Warrior: The spell 'Nayru's Love' protects her from harm.
  • Composite Character: She is all the previous Zeldas.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: She's very powerful magically but the majority is either not for direct combat or for defeating evil. Against another heroine she loses much of her arsenal.
  • Light 'em Up: She uses Light based magic. She also has Light Arrows which are only really effective against evil, so it has no effect on Peach
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The ninja Sheik and the pirate Tetra are disguises for the spell casting princess Zelda and so all of their skills are available to her as a princess. However, she doesn't use any of these in her fight against Peach, which is a dramatization. The skills are still included in the result.
  • Off with His Head!: Her head is pulverized by Peach's Megastrike.
  • Playing with Fire and Fireballs: Din's fire.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Her high degree of magical power is tied to her status as a princess and she fights in her royal dress.
  • Squishy Wizard: Not totally un-athletic, but her physical abilities are easily outclassed by her magic and she doesn't play as many sports as Peach.
  • Teleport Spam: Her magic spell Farore's Wind, which allows her to get around the battlefield quickly.
  • Your Head A-Splode: It was kicked by an Empress Peach Megastrike

Princess Peach

Species: Human

Title: Princess Peach, the Mushroom Kingdom

Peach: "Listen, everybody. Let's bake a delicious cake... for Mario."

  • Action Girl: She is playable in 39 of her 57 games and the hosts note she has more combat experience than Zelda.
  • Adaptational Badass: Not Peach herself, but the Megastrike. It was originally used as a way to score multiple goals in Mario Strikers Charged, but Death Battle makes into a (extremely overpowered) attack.
  • Ass Kicks You: One of her moves is striking with her rear end. Boomstick is amazed that something explodes when she does it.
  • The Beastmaster: Her magic spell Sleepy Time creates a sheep that causes enemies that touch it to fall asleep. It is considered a projectile rather than summoning magic because the sheep do not move. It lands on Zelda near the end of the fight, leaving her open to Peach's Megastrike: Empress Peach kick
  • Confusion Fu: Has a really quirky moveset; One minute she tossing turnips at you, the next she's hurting you by having a giant hissy fit.
  • Destination Defenestration: Her first appearance is being thrown out a window. She is apparently fine from that.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was thrown out a window during Zangief and Haggar's fight; fifteen episodes later she becomes a combatant.
  • Green Thumb: Can pick up turnips where-ever she is standing.
  • Heart Beat-Down: She can use her emotions to manifest power and this includes a heart wave.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Alot of her physical skills come from her history of playing sports with her friends. It's where her ace move Mega Strike: Empress Peach comes from.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses turnips, an umbrella, and an assortment of kitchen utensils.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She supplements and augments her magic with athleticsm. It's especially notable with her Megastrike which she used to end the fight and decapitate Zelda.
  • Leitmotif: "Princess Peach's Castle" from Super Smash Bros. Melee and "Peach's Theme" from Mario Strikers Charged play during her analysis.
  • No-Sell: When sufficently enraged she can become temporaily invulnerable.
  • Parasol of Pain and Parasol Parachute: She has a living parasol that can do both of these and more.
  • Playing with Fire: Her Rage Vibe creates a large flame to protect her.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: In contrast to Zelda, her outfit is always pink; from the princess gown to the soccer uniform.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She is a lovely and friendly pink princess who can beat down enemies with a parasol.
  • Super Cute Super Powers: The femininity of her powers are emphasized with pink hearts and sparkles.

    Thor vs. Raiden 


Species: Asgardian

Title: Prince of Asgard

Voiced by: Rick D. Wasserman (recycled voice clips)

Thor: "Next?"


Species: God

Title: Defender of Earthrealm

Voiced by: Richard Epcar (recycled voice clips)

Raiden: "Ha ha ha ha... sorry."

  • Artistic License – Physics: Can channel electricity through insulated wood.
  • Crippling Over Specialization: Heavily reliant on his lightning powers. Lacking anyway to combat Thor outside thunder powers means he can't do any real damage to him.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets the lower half of his body obliterated by Thor's hammer.
  • No Body Left Behind: His lower half is destroyed by Thor's hammer, and his upper half burnt to ash by the sun.
  • One Steve Limit: The first, but not the only combatant to be referred to by the name Raiden.
  • Physical God: He is a servant of the elder gods and chosen to watch over Earth Realm. His body is, for all Death Battle intents and purposes, mortal and killable but his extensive power is still there.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Thor's Manly Man. He prefers using careful planning and strategies, rather than brute force like his opponent does. It's even reflected in the end of their analysis, Thor's end with a masculine shot of him fighting Frost Giants, while Raiden's end with a shot of Bishounen actor laughing then saying sorry.
  • Shock and Awe: His main offensive ability is lightning power.
  • Super Strength: Can easily slam through solid concrete.
  • Teleport Spam: He uses to dodge Thor and sneak attack.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Blue. Best shown when Thor fires a (Yellow) Lightningbolt at him, which he redirects, turning it blue in the process.

    Link vs. Cloud 


Species: Hylian

Title: The Champion of Hyrule

Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (recycled voice clips)

Link: ''"Hyaah!"'

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His smarts are a major asset, enabling him to deduce an enemy's weaknesses fairly quickly. Cloud's predictable fighting style never stood a chance.
  • Badass Normal: Part of Wizard and Boomstick's analysis states that, in comparison to Cloud the Super Soldier, Link is just a guy with a lot of tools. These tools, such as the gauntlets and boots, match those super human abilities and level the playing field.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Finishes off Cloud by evading the final blow of his Omnislash Version 5, then pulling off his own version courtesy of five bombs and a falling down thrust.
  • Composite Character: Of all the previous Links.
  • Cool Sword: The Master Sword, a magical blade created to slay demons. It's more than effective against Cloud, whose body is injected with Jenova cells.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The analysis notes that Link at times is too reliant on his equipment to fight skillfully. In the fight, this trope comes to play when he blindly throws a boomerang at Cloud, giving the latter the chance to disarm him. This is quickly subverted, however, when the boomerang comes back to paralyze Cloud, giving Link enough time to get the Master Sword back.
  • Determinator: Triforce of Courage, natch.
  • Foil: To Cloud. Both are blonde, spiky haired swordsmen who are among the most famous characters made by the video game industries and wield magical powers. Link prefers strategies and tactics, while Cloud prefers brute force. Link uses a sword and a shield to counterbalance the strength and weaknesses of either weapon, while Cloud uses one big sword that specializes in raw physical force. Link uses a variety of equipment, while Cloud uses a variety of Materia. Link got his powers through a Deity, while Cloud got his through experiments. Finally, Link got his skills through raw experience, while Cloud had actual combat training.note 
  • Humble Hero: Humility is explicitly described as one of his virtues.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Aside from his sword and shield, he also carries bow and arrows, boomerangs, grappling hooks, magical boots, etc. However, most of these tools are used for exploration rather than combat. Link uses them to great effect against Cloud, who mostly relies on swordplay and has no reliable counter against them.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Focuses on exploiting an enemy's weakness, but has the weakness of not specializing in anything. The former proves to be enough for him to win.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His indestructible Hylian Shield remains intact even against the strongest attacks. Combined with the Golden Gauntlets negating the sheer force of Cloud's attacks, this plays a major role in his victory.
  • Made of Indestructium: The Hylian Shield cannot be destroyed. Obviously, Cloud's most powerful attacks all fail to even dent it.
  • Magic Knight: Can mix and match magical attacks with his weapons.
  • Master Swordsman: Thanks to his reincarnations, Link possesses the accumulated knowledge of the previous Heroes of Hyrule, including their swordfighting skills. His sword is even called the Master Sword.
  • Screaming Warrior: He's normally mute, after all.
  • Sprint Shoes: The Pegasus Boots make him faster.
  • Super Reflexes: His various targeting systems from the 3D games are explained as an uncanny ability to follow the movements of fast opponents and react intelligently and efficiently to them, such as an Instant 180-Degree Turn. Link is able to counterattack while being bombarded by Cloud's Omnislash Version 5 thanks to this and opening the combo that ends the match in his favor.
  • Super Speed: The Pegasus Boots increase his speed.
  • Super Strength: A variation. His Golden Gauntlets (or really any equivalent item from the Zelda games) do not increase the power of his sword attacks but enable him to lift incredibly large objects. Rather than giving more power to his arms, they simply negate any force, like gravity, that is exerted on his arms (and, by extension, the rest of his body). Combined with the Hylian Shield, he has no trouble blocking Cloud's attacks even taking into account Cloud's tremendous striking power.]]

Cloud Strife

Species: Human

Title: Guardian of the Lifestream

Voiced by: Steve Burton (recycled voice clips)

  • Anime Hair: He's got pretty spiky hair. Boomstick states Cloud's in need of a haircut.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His main strategy is straight-forward power. It's also predictable and simplistic.
  • BFS: He uses the trope image; Buster Sword. Thanks to his shield and quick reflexes, Link blocks it and creates an opening to deliver the final blow.
  • Blade Spam: Omnislash Version 5.
  • Death from Above: Both Meteorain and Omnislash Version 5 are airborne attacks.
  • Finishing Move: Attempts to use the Omnislash Version 5 to end the fight and loses.
  • Foil: To Link. Both are blonde, spiky haired swordsmen who are among the most famous characters made by the video game industries and wield magical powers. Link prefers strategies and tactics, while Cloud prefers brute force. Link uses a sword and a shield to counterbalance the strength and weaknesses of either weapon, while Cloud uses one big sword that specializes in raw physical force. Link uses a variety of equipment, while Cloud uses a variety of Materia. Link got his powers through a Deity, while Cloud got his through experiments. Finally, Link got his skills through raw experience, while Cloud had actual combat training.
  • Emo Teen: He's moody, and can channel his emotion into powerful attacks called Limit Breaks.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Obtained his superhuman abilities by being injected with Jenova cells. Given that Jenova cells are evil by nature and the Master Sword was created to vanquish evil, this puts him in a severe disadvanage.
  • Harmless Freezing: Thanks to his ribbon, Links' ice arrows only encase him for a moment before he bursts out unharmed.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Omnislash Version 5 was supposed to finish off Link. Instead, it leaves Cloud defenseless for Link's final attack.
  • Honor Before Reason: Advent Children shows that Cloud has what looks like Shinra's entire surviving Materia stock in a suitcase, and Yuffie has anything else that's shown up since then, but he chooses not to use it because of its nature. Wiz and Boomstick take this into account during the pre-battle analysis; his armour is the slotless Ziedrich, and he only has the two Materia that'll fit into his Buster Sword's slots, Firaga (which he was seen using in Dissidia) and Thundaga (Rule of Cool).
  • LEGO Genetics: Infused with Jenova's cells, increasing his strength but having a toll on his psyche. Because his enhanced strength comes from an evil origin, despite not being evil himself, Link's Master Sword is more effective across the board than it would be normally.
  • Limit Break: He uses Cross Slash, Climhazzard, Meteorain, and Omnislash in the fight. Climhazzard proves to be the only one effective against Link, as he easily dodges Cross Slash and tanks Meteorain and Omnislash, while Climhazzard is able to disarm him for a short time.
  • Magic Knight: With the help of Materia, condensed Mako energy, he can cast spells in addition to swinging his Buster Sword.
  • Playing with Fire: His Firaga materia.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The Ribbon may be pink and girly, but it protects him from status effects. This unfreezes him after being hit from one of Link's Ice Arrows.
  • Shock and Awe: His Thundaga materia.
  • Super Soldier: He has the power of a Shrinra's First Class SOLDIER due to being infused with JENOVA cells and Mako.
  • Super Strength: His mako poisoning makes him much stronger than a normal soldier.

    Batman vs. Spider-Man 


Species: Human

Title: Bruce Wayne, the Batman

Thief: "Where are you?!"
Batman: "Here."

  • All Webbed Up: After getting hit by several web-balls all at rapid succession rendering him helpless for Spider-Man to finish him off.
  • Back from the Dead: Returns in Season 2 to fight Captain America. Word of God confirmed they wanted Cap to fight Batman before Spider-Man, but a malfunction cause them to lose the data, thus they had Spider-Man do it instead.
  • Badass Normal: The closest thing to a normal human in this series so far. This is a bad thing when he's fighting an enemy that's stronger and faster than him and has an ability that neutralizes his main strengths.
  • Bat Scare: Batman basically weaponsized this trope, using sonar technology to attract bats. But this barely phased Spiderman. In several comics, Mysterio and Green Goblin also used bats or bat-robots against Spiderman in similar ways, so Spidey's probably used to it.
  • Cape Wings: Uses them to full effect during the Free-Fall Fight scene.
  • Destination Defenestration: Kicks Spider-Man through a window into a tower. Spidey later returns the favor.
  • Genius Bruiser: Wiz notes that his major victories in canon are due to months of planning and preparation that come before he throws the first punch.
  • Glass Cannon: Batman is a good fighter, and his gadgets—despite being non-lethal—are enough for him to pummel Spider-Man like a rag-doll through the fight, despite Spider-Man's amazing strength and speed. One good hit from Spidey himself, however, is more than enough to kill Batman.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: A classic device used by all incarnations of Batman.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: His torso is ripped off from the sheer force of Spider-Man's kick.
  • Heroic Mime: Keeps quiet during the whole fight, unlike his opponent.
  • Leitmotif: The Batman theme from the 1989 movie and The main theme for The Dark Knight Rises play during his analysis.
  • Lights Off, Somebody Dies: Attempted. Batman destroys the lights in a building to ambush Spidey, but Spidey's spider-sense counters the stealth.
  • Martial Pacifist: Despite showing no mercy to Spider-Man during the fight none of Batman's weapons are designed to kill. Even Batman's carbomb was not powerful enough to kill someone as superhuman as Spider-Man: who can survive lethal explosions and powerful enemies like Rhino, Hulk, or the Juggernaut.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Spiderman began the fight as his usual cocky self, which left him wide open to Batman's trick gadets. Despite giving him a thrashing on the roof, Spidey quickly recovers and adapts to Batman's tactics.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Got some in normal and explosive batarangs. Spiderman was able to dodge most of them due to his spidey-sense.
  • The Quiet One: Says nothing during his battle in contrast to his opponent Spider-Man.
  • Shock and Awe: His suit's taser function but at only 200,000 volts (the minimum required voltage for standard tasers) it's not enough to kill. Spider-Man isn't bothered by it.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Although a very strong human (bench-pressing half a ton could break some Olympic records), Batman is noticeably weaker than other superheroes as most superheroes have superhuman strength. He is able to outmatch Spider-Man with his knowledge of over 100 different martial-arts. At the same time Batman is not strong enough to beat Spider-Man to death and and even with his body armor, Batman would have little defense against someone as strong as Spider-Man (as Batman's body armor is light to allow him mobility).


Species: Human mutate

Title: Peter Parker, the Spider-Man

Voiced by: Josh Keaton (recycled voice clips)

Mary Jane: "Wait! Who are you?"
Spider-Man: "You know who I am."
Mary Jane: "I do?"
Spider-Man: "Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!"
  • Apologetic Attacker: Lets out a playful "Sorry about that" after killing Batman.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a nerd that created web shooters.
  • Catch and Return: Can use his web lines to redirect thrown weapons.
  • Composite Character: He's a combination of the Mainstream (Earth-616) Spider-Man from the comics, the Spider-Men from both film series, and the Spider-Men from the various animated series and video-games, all of whom are separate characters in the Marvel Multiverse.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Listen to him during his battle with Batman; not entirely deadpan, but definitely a snarker.
  • Destination Defenestration: After getting knocked through a window into a tall tower, Spider-Man persistently tries to knock Batman out of another window; he eventually succeeds after a lot of hassle.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Again, invented those web shooters.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's strong enough to lift tanks and knock dinosaurs out with one punch, and also a bona fide genius.
  • How Much More Can He Take?: Because of his superhuman durability Batman's gadgets and human-level martial arts could not deliver enough damage to kill Spider-Man.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: 250; not as bad an example of this trope as Donatello, but still pushing it.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Ethyl Chloride Pesticide. Since Batman wasn't given time to research Spider-Man's personal attributes, he didn't have any of the poison to use on him.
  • Leitmotif: The Spider-Man main theme and his theme from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 play during his analysis.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Spider-Man is fast, agile, very durable, and quite strong. Without Batman's gadgets, the Caped Crusader was easily overwhelmed by Peter Parker. Boomstick said that at the very least, Bats can handle Spider-Man's speed and strength, but the Spider-Sense prevents that.
  • Nerves of Steel: NEVER intimidated by Batman during the fight. Keeping his cool and fighting on despite Bat's arsenal and tricks gives him an edge.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His costume is largely red and blue.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: How he made his physical contact against Batman at the start of the fight.
  • Really Gets Around: Even a bigger ladies man than Batman himself. In fact, one of his listed feats during his analysis is having more girlfriends than any other superhero.
  • Spider-Sense: Its warnings make it difficult for Batman to land a blow. True to the comics, it isn't always active and Spidey is tricked a few times even when it does activate, but still it is key to his victory since it counteracts Batman's stealth tactics and projectiles. This forces Batman to resort to fighting in close combat, where the superhuman Spidey soon overpowers him.
  • Super Speed: Can dodge automatic fire thanks to both his Spider-Sense and speed. He is sometimes depicted as running about 200mph. Boomstick claims that Batman could find ways to counter Spider-Man's speed, but Spidey's agility made it difficult for Batman to win a fair fight.
  • Super Strength: Spider-Man can lift 10 tons, can lift a tank and knock a dinosaur out with a single punch. This is 20 times stronger than Batman. Batman's body armor could not survive the amount of damage Spidey could dish out. Spidey ended the fight by slingshotting himself into Batman with enough force and strength to rip off Batman's limbs, instantly killing him.
  • Super Toughness: Spider-Man easily outlasts Batman, as Spiderman has survived against superhuman blows in the past even though he is unarmored. He's been hit by cars and trains multiple times and had pumpkinbomb grenades blown up in his face, yet can continue a fight like nothing happened. Batman's non-lethal gadgets and combat skills couldn't kill Spidey fast enough to guarantee a victory.
  • Trash Talk: Peter tends to run his mouth at opponents. For example- "You got a black belt in stupid if you think you're gonna beat me!"
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Uses his webs to bring Bruce in close several times.

    Pikachu vs. Blanka 


Species: Pikachu

Title: Ash's First Pokémon

Pikachu: "Pikachu!"

  • Badass Adorable: Pikachu is a one of the cutest Pokémon in existence. He's beaten legendary Pokémon, developed new fighting techniques and is one of the toughest of his kind.
  • Blush Sticker: How his cheeks appear. They actually serve a purpose, storing his electricity in his cheeks.
  • David vs. Goliath: The David to Blankas' Goliath. This is a bad thing, as his small size means he lacks the strength and stamina necessary to keep up with Blanka.
  • Fragile Speedster: He's quick and agile on his feet, but has low stamina and physical strength.
  • Glass Cannon: Explicitly described as such because he's a small electrical rodent. And since Blanka is naturally resistant to electricity and 6 times taller, Pikachu's offensive abilities could not deal enough damage to Blanka.
  • Honor Before Reason: He refuses to evolve into the vastly superior Raichu, due to a pretentious excuse of love and acceptance.
  • No Body Left Behind: Whole body eaten by Blanka.
  • Off with His Head!: Blanka bites his head off.
  • Shock and Awe: Two pouches on his cheeks store and fire electricity.


Blanka: "Heh heh... hehehehehe!"

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Green skin.
  • David vs. Goliath: The Goliath to Pikachu's David. This is to his advantage as it means he has greater strength and stamina and reach.
  • Eating the Enemy: How he kills Pikachu.
  • Leitmotif: Blanka theme - Metal Cover
  • Manchild: He was separated from his mother when he was a child, and he never grew up mentally. Essentially, he's a big, green kid.
  • Momma's Boy: Being separated from his mom just made his love for her stronger.
  • Shock and Awe: Acquired through many years of devouring electric eels.
  • Taught by Experience: Blanka has hunted small animals since he was kid and also lived off a diet of mostly electric eels. Naturally, he had little trouble dealing with Pikachu, a tiny mouse Pokémon who uses electricity as his main method of attack.

    Goku vs. Superman 

Son Goku

Species: Saiyan

Title: The Tenacious Super Saiyan

Voiced by: Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson

Freeza: "What... what are you?"
Goku: "I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. Ally to good, nightmare to you!"

  • Anime Hair: Superman makes fun of his hair styles.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Averted; while Goku has been seen fighting at high altitudes, Saiyans cannot travel in space without the aid of a spaceship. It is clearly seen in Freeza's fight that Goku was drowning underwater and Freeze claims that Saiyans can't survive in space.
  • Back from the Dead: He returns in Season 2 for a rematch, using his Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan forms.
  • Battle Aura: The famous Super Saiyan forms emit energy of varying intensities.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The hosts note that when he's not fighting, he's a family man.
  • Big Eater: Not brought up in the episode, but is of course mentioned as one of his characteristics.
  • Blood Knight: Nothing he enjoys more than a good fight, and it's the reason he seeks out Superman. He even thinks of their fight as a game.
  • Book Dumb: Wiz points out that he's illiterate since he focuses most of his time on training to get stronger. He notes that Goku picks up new techniques easily from watching them, rather than reading about them.
  • Boomerang Bigot: His reason for attacking Superman, besides seeing him as a great challenge, is because he learned Superman is an alien and fears that his ultimate plan is to destroy Earth. Even ignoring that Goku is friends with several aliens, he is one himself. Most of whom, including himself, arrived with the intention to destroy/conquer the Earth.
  • Challenge Seeker: His initial motivation and why he chooses to forego "unfair" advantages while fighting Superman.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: When he transforms into his Super Saiyan 4 form, he wears a different pair of pants and shoes. This is justified because SSJ4 Goku and "Standard" Goku are from different time periods and were wearing different clothes.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Though his species is normally physically superior to humanity (as a baby, considered a runt even, he was clocked in at nearly half as strong as a normal human adult) Goku and his companions achieve god-like levels of fighting ability through rigorous training.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Ki is surprisingly versatile when you apply it right—Goku has super strength, speed, and durability, flight, telekinesis, can read minds, and of course has his series' staple Ki Attacks.
  • Composite Character: He is himself at the end of Z, with additional abilities he obtained later in GT.
  • Dead Hat Shot: At the end of the battle, the only thing left is his boot.
  • Determinator: His greatest strength is his tenacity and never-give-up attitude. Unfortunately, against an opponent as powerful as Superman, tenacity sometimes only prolongs the inevitable.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Using the Dragon Fist against the Infinite Mass Punch.
  • Enhanced Punch: The Dragon Fist, an attack in which he envelopes his fist in a an aura of golden ki shaped like a dragon. The Infinite Mass Punch trumps it by a landslide.
  • Finishing Move: Uses the Dragon Fist against Superman's Infinite Mass Punch and loses.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: By the time Goku realizes that Superman gains power from sunlight, he had tried to blind Superman with Solar Flare which gave Superman enough of a power boost to curb stomp Super Saiyan 3, and, as mentioned below, had blasted Superman into the sun, which further supercharged him.
  • Honor Before Reason: Offers Supes a Senzu Bean mid-fight, destroys the Kryptonite weakening him so the round will be fair, and always lets him get to his feet. This is used as an argument against him. Many heroic Dragonball Z characters, Goku included, will always demand fair and honourable fights against their opponents, even if the opponent in question clearly outmatches them. So, even if Goku somehow learned Superman's weaknesses, he would refuse to exploit them, giving Superman an edge. This comes up in the fight when Goku sees how the Kryptonite is weakening Superman and promptly vaporizes it.
  • Hot-Blooded: Far more excited about the fight than Superman.
  • Human Hammer-Throw: One of his techniques is the Dragon Throw, where he grabs an opponent's appendage and swings them around before throwing them. He grabs Superman's leg and does this, sending him through a plateau.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: Tries to do this to Superman. He succeeds, but because Superman draws strength from the sun, it fails to kill him and instead supercharges him. Goku has done this before to Cooler and Baby in order to defeat them.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Goku thinks Superman is going to destroy the planet (despite Superman saving an airplane before the fight and Goku also being an alien).
  • Ki Attacks: Many, such as the Kamehame Hadoken. Wiz explictly points out that it doesn't count as magic.
  • Last of His Kind: He shares this status with Superman.
  • Lightning Bruiser: This is Goku we're talking about. He can fly across half the world in seconds (as shown in his fight against Super 17), is strong enough to smash mountains, and durable enough to survive planet-busting attacks. Nowhere near the same level as Superman, however, which is why he loses.
  • Mind over Matter: His ki control allows him telekinesis. He uses it to move a Senzu Bean into his mouth to recover after Superman paralyzes him with Pressure Point techniques.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He fought Superman out of fear the Kryptonian would destroy the world. The Saiyan's fight to stop him destroys the planet in the process.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Emphasis on the nigh because the commentators note that he was never invulnerable in his canon, only very durable. In canon he has been able to survive ki attacks capable of destroying planets (with his durablity in the episode itself calculated at 35 sextillion megatons of force at Super Saiyan 4 while it takes a minimum of 53 quadrillion megatons to destroy a planet the size of Earth) yet at the same time had died multiple times before and fled from the destruction of Namek and Earth, knowing he would be killed either by the blast or exposure to space.
  • No Body Left Behind: Only his boot survives the Earth's explosion.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Easily destroys planets. Before becoming a Super Saiyan he was able to match Vegeta's Galick Gun with his own Kamehameha, which was implied to be powerful enough to destroy Earth.
  • Physical God: In his profile, the commentators note that at around puberty, the only beings powerful enough to train him were progressively higher-ranking gods (and a talking cat), and eventually he and his rivals became far stronger than the acting King of All Cosmos. They note that Goku and the rest of the ki-based fighters lack the Functional Magic that other beings, including gods, have access to and reason that Goku's regular ki abilities would not apply to Superman's vulnerability to magic.
  • Punch Catch: Pulls this on Supes when he reveals his Super Saiyan form. Superman later turns the table on him when Goku tries attacking with the Power Pole.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Supes' blue. Passionate, energetic and wearing orange.
  • Simple Staff: Still uses his power pole, and its magical properties allow him to harm Superman in ways his toughness doesn't stop. As soon as Superman realizes this (after it knocks the wind out of him and draws the only blood in the entire battle) he uses the first opportunity to grab it and hurl it into deep space.
  • Soldier vs. Warrior: The Warrior to Superman's Soldier. Goku openly enjoys a good fight and trains himself to be strongest fighter he can be. He has always seen fighting as a way of self-improvement, only wants to fight opponents at their full strength and even compliments opponents who help him push himself harder. He doesn't take a fight seriously unless his enemy can stand up to him or has done something to piss him off, like threatening his friends and family. Goku is a good person and a hero, but his passion for fighting can cloud his better judgment. The Warrior loses.
  • Standard Power-Up Pose: Notable even in a series that is the Trope Codifier because he's the Trope Codifier.
  • Super Mode: Super Saiyan 1-4 (50x, 100x, 400x and 4000x his base level respectively) and can absorb the Spirit Bomb to increase his power exponentially. Also has the Kaio-ken technique that magnifies his ki with controlled, numerical multipliers, which he has mastered up to a value of 20x. The base multiplication can be combined with the Super Saiyan forms for quick bursts of power, to a theoretical maximum of 80,000x his base level, but he hasn't demonstrated the ability to go higher than that and, given the strain both the technique and Super Saiyan forms are stated to place on the body, it's likely the stress of the two separate powerups would be too much to maintain for significant time or use at all with higher multipliers.
  • Super Speed: According to the assumptions made in the episode, Goku can move at 2.5 billion kilometers per hour as a Super Saiyan 4 (while this hasn't been officially confirmed there is little canon evidence to disprove this theory).
  • Super Strength: According to the assumptions made in the episode, Goku can lift up to 160,000 tons in Super Saiyan 4, enough to move a continent (like with the Super Speed example, not officially confirmed but little canon evidence to disprove).
  • Super Toughness: According to the assumptions made in the episode, Goku can survive up to 35 sextillion megatons in Super Saiyan 4 (like with the two examples above, not officially confirmed but little canon evidence to disprove).
  • Telepathy: He can communicate with others and read minds. He attempts to read Superman's mind at one point, but Supes' Torquasm Vo prevents it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: It's quickly forgotten, but one of his reasons for fighting Supes is that, being a powerful alien, he's naturally come to destroy Earth. Their fight ultimately does just that.


Species: Kryptonian

Title: The Man of Steel

Voiced by: Mike "It'sJustSomeRandomGuy" Agrusso

Superman: "I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."
  • Achilles' Heel: Kryptonite, obviously; also is as vulnerable to magic as anyone (he is at the mercy of a Baleful Polymorph, for example, and he had to learn Torquasm Vo in order to resist mental trickery, but a magic weapon will not wound him just because it's magic), and if the sunlight he absorbs doesn't reach a certain Kelvin level (e.g. a red sun), he gets no powers. Since DBZ characters always demand a fair fight, even against an obviously superior opponent, Goku refused to exploit Superman's weaknesses. Even if Goku would do such dishonorable tricks it would be difficult since combatants aren't allowed to have any past knowledge of their enemies. Also if Goku did try to teleport Superman to a red sun, he does run the chance of accidentally sending Superman to a blue star, or being in outer space where Goku can't breathe.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Uses his super vision to pinpoint Goku's pressure points.
  • Always Someone Better: As the post-match analysis dictates, Superman is this to Goku. As powerful as Goku is, Superman is in an entirely different league of his own.
  • Badass Armfold: His default stance when not fighting Goku and sometimes while, just to show how little effort Superman is putting into the fight.
  • Badass Boast: "Game? You think this is a game!? I haven't even begun to play."
  • Badass Cape: Would he really be Superman without the iconic red cape?
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's so focused on saving people he doesn't have time to train; he doesn't need to.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: He's the trope namer. Supes is incredibly powerful and he does not spend much time physically training, but his knowledge of martial arts (one allowing him to resist the mind games that he would normally be susceptible to) increase his threat level immensely.
  • Clark Kenting: Trope Namer. In his civillian identity, Clark uses a pair of glasses and a mild-mannered attitude to throw off suspicion. According to Boomstick, "people only see what they want to believe."
  • Combat Pragmatist: Attacks from blind spots, uses all sorts of Improvised Weapons, destroys the Senzu Beans immediately after learning about them, and tosses the Power Pole over the horizon when it proved it can hurt him.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Unlike Goku, he has more than Flying Brick and Ki attacks abilities.
  • Composite Character: Holds the combined traits and feats of his various cartoon, specials, live-action TV, video game, and comic book appearances.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Taken into account for the fight that the relevance of Superman's origins and powers would be taken after Crisis on Infinite Earths, from 1986 and onward. Justified in that Pre-Crisis Superman was beyond broken; capable of destroying the solar system by sneezing and his limitations were incredibly inconsistent. This would make it difficult to justify a victory through logic. Plus, the retcon happened in-universe, meaning that the Superman of the time before that would no longer exist and using Post-Crisis Superman would fit with both Pre- and Post-canons.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a dry wit. He's voiced by the guy behind I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Forced to rely on his Infinite Mass Punch, which caused this and gave him the victory.
  • Enhanced Punch: The Infinite Mass Punch, borrowed from the Flash. To use it, Superman vibrates his fist at just under the speed of light, thus increasing the mass of his fist to a near-infinite level. It's more powerful than the Dragon Fist.
  • Eye Beams: This is Superman's answer to Goku's Ki Attacks.
  • Finishing Move: Uses the Infinite Mass Punch against Goku's Dragon Fist and wins.
  • First Law of Resurrection:
    Wiz: "This is how the monster Doomsday was able to kill him. I'm sorry, not kill- put him into a 'healing coma.'
    Boomstick: "Cop-out!"
  • Flying Brick: Trope Codifier.
  • For Great Justice: Defender of "truth, justice and the American way." He even provides the page image.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is super intelligent in addition to his powers.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: His main counter to Goku's Super Saiyan forms is to hold back progressively less because when he goes all out, planets explode from a single punch.
  • Improvised Weapon: Hits Goku with a telephone pole and a car.
  • Kryptonite Factor: There was a piece in Lexcorp and Goku punched him into the building. The trope namer, but plays no major role in the fight since Goku's sense of fair play keeps him from taking advantage of it.
  • Last of His Kind: Shares this status with Goku.
  • Lightning Bruiser: This is Superman we're talking about. He can move faster than light itself, survive supernovas, and is strong enough to punch planets apart. Simply put, he heavily outclasses Goku in strength, speed, and durability.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: The cost of his victory is the destruction of Earth.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: How he got to Earth.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Except against things that work outside the laws of physics (i.e. magic, and even then only if the magic itself is for the purposes), he is invulnerable in sunlight. He is this to a far greater extent than Goku, as he is capable of surviving multiple supernovas (each with the force of 10 octillion megatons) and becoming "the filling for a planet sandwich", and his durability increases further as he absorbs solar energy with no known upper limit. Since Goku has hard physical limitations that he has to work through with extended training sessions, Superman's quick and easy power boosts win out. Even at nighttime, Superman still retains his powers and simply stores energy like a battery. Since he can easily fly to the other side of the planet, as shown in the fight, it doesn't really matter. The only reason Doomsday defeated him other than the lack of constant empowerment was due to him holding back as they were fighting in Metropolis.
  • Physical God: More powerful than some of the gods of his universe and ascends to this level if he absorbs enough solar energy. When Goku loses his strength at the end of Z plus Super Saiyan 4, the hosts mention that they could have used "future Goku" in his appearance at the end of GT continuity who could be assumed to be much stronger, and countered with bringing up Superman's future godhood when he is capable of willing things in and out of existence. They ruled that under "future" specifications, Superman would still win.
  • Pressure Point: He has a working knowledge of these, and he can use his superpowered vision to discover the weak points of an unfamiliar opponent as he did with Goku.
  • Primary-Color Champion: The archetypical superhero dressed in red and blue.
  • Psychic Block Defense: Torquasm Vo allows him to shield his mind, preventing Goku from reading it.
  • Punch Catch: Does this to Goku's Power Pole before throwing it over the horizon.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Superman wins the fight against Goku at the cost of destroying the Earth.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue, appropriately enough, given his cape. He wants to end the fight as quickly as possible because it's not a game and he's not having fun.
  • Soldier vs. Warrior: The Soldier to Goku's Warrior. Superman fights not for himself, but to protect others. His first and foremost concern is to save people from danger; as such, he will attempt to disable his opponents in the quickest and most efficient way possible without killing them, with the only people in DC canon Superman has fought with lethal intent are Darkseid, Brainiac and Doomsday. Superman only sees fighting as a form of protection and will only use his full power when he has no other choice. The Soldier wins.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Said verbatim when covering his limitless strength; it's also a major factor in his victory over Goku, who has limits to worry about.
  • Super Mode: Enough exposure to solar energy results in this for him.
  • Super Speed: Have been timed in-universe to be able to travel at 9,4 billion kiliometers per hour, yet readers of the comics have found instances where he was able to fly to Alpha Centauri and back in just about 20 seconds, putting his speed at an enormous 148.73 quadrillion kilometers an hour. Like many of Superman's traits he has no clear limitation to his speed. Some depictions of Superman allow him to travel across time and dimension using only his speed to break the laws of physics.
  • Super Strength: Upwards of 66.6 quintillion tons which is enough to move Earth. Boomstick immediately denied the claim as BS, to which Wizard showed a clip of All-Star Superman where he was able to lift 200 quintillion tons (with one hand), "3 times [his] record". 200/3 = 66.6. And Superman's strength increases with his exposure to sunlight, meaning he might not even have a limit to his power so long as he gets enough sunlight. He can also punch dimensions apart.
  • Superpower Lottery: The undisputed king of the trope. Thanks to Earth's yellow sun, he possesses superhuman strength, speed and senses. He also has separate abilities, such as the power to fly, see through opaque objects, and project thick beams of heat from his eyes, as well as becoming virtually impenetrable to most weapons and accelerated healing.
  • The Power of the Sun: His powers are fuelled by solar energy. In daylight he is constantly recharged and can mostly use his powers without issue, but in the dark his supply is cut off—only opponents with power comparable to his run the risk of depleting his reserves. Goku doesn't know this, and his attempts to blind him with the Solar Flare and launch him into the sun backfire horribly. Superman does start to run low on solar energy while fighting Super Saiyan 4 under a storm, but ascends above the clouds before it becomes a problem.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: Not only is Superman vs Goku the most requested fight ever, but Superman has fought other combatants outside of Death Battle. Superman effortlessly defeated Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and has fought Batman multiple times. He has also fought Thor, He-Man, Lion-O (mentioned in He-Man vs Lion-O that both fought him as an offhand fact) and many of the Mortal Kombat characters, forming a rivalry against Raiden.
  • You're Insane!: Says this verbatim when Goku challenges him for no other reason than for a good fight.


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