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    Kirby VS Majin Buu 


Kirby: "Hiiii!"'

Nintendo's Floating Puffball of Never-Ending Cheer and Dreams

  • An Ice Person: Ice Kirby was analyzed in the fighter, but wasn't used.
  • Badass Adorable: Among the cutest combatants in Death Battle history and also one of its winners.
  • BFS: Sword Kirby's Ultra Sword was mentioned in the analysis. He uses it to cut Buu in half, but Buu puts himself back together in seconds.
  • Big Eater: Essentially, eating his foes is his main way of attacking.
  • Blade Spam: Courtesy of the Sword Ability.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: After seeing Buu turn a rock into pudding, he loses his sword ability this way.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Has fought numerous Eldritch Abominations like Buu before.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: By sucking up foes, Kirby can copy their abilities. Once swallowed, the enemies fall into his "stomach dimension", where he can draw from their power and use their special techniques
  • Catch and Return: Kirby could spit back any projectile that he manages to inhale. In the battle, this gave Buu a nasty surprise when Hypernova Kirby returns his Planet Burst attack.
  • Cat Smile: After eating the enemies Buu turned into food.
  • The Chosen One: As he is the Last of His Kind, Kirby is destined to fight Nightmare and free the galaxy from his tyranny.
  • Composite Character: Takes up feats and abilities he demonstrated in both the video games and the anime series.
  • David Versus Goliath: The David to Buu's Goliath, being only 8 inches tall and weighing virtually nothing.
  • Detonation Moon: As mentioned in the analysis, the Star Rod is powerful enough to destroy most of the moon by accident. Kirby was able to blow Kid Buu into chunks with it, but it wasn't enough to kill him.
  • The Dreaded: During the fight animation, Dream Land's citizens try and hightail it out of whatever scene Kirby is battling in.
  • Dreadful Musician: Boomstick describes Mic Kirby's singing talent as being so awful, everything that hears it dies.
  • Drop the Hammer: The hammer he welds as Hammer Kirby is pretty powerful.
  • Energy Weapon: The Warp Star, in a way. It can be created out of Kirby's own energy.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: After narrowly avoiding Buu's Chocolate Beam, he throws away his Sword ability to swallow the beam and eventually Buu himself.
  • Face Palm: After Buu survives being bisected.
  • Faster-Than-Light Travel: The Warp Star. This gives him a serious advantage, as he's much faster with it than anything Majin Buu has ever fought.
  • Flight: Due to being extremely lightweight, he can inflate his body and float around with ease.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: When he transforms into Fighter Kirby, he yells "Ikuzo!" ("Let's go!" in English), along with several other kiai. Interestingly, they're borrowed from Yuri Sakizaki, with her "Ko-Ou Ken" and "Chou Upper" cries being clearly audible.
  • Great Offscreen War: One thousand years before Kirby's time, there was a great war between the Star Warriors and the evil warlord Nightmare that spanned throughout the universe. The Star Warriors sent a lone baby, Kirby, to the safety of Planet Popstar to escape the carnage.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has a tearful breakdown after the Star Rod is destroyed in a single hit. He pulls himself together in time to stop the Planet Burst.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: He's strong enough to fling a giant monster along with a giant frying pan out of Pop Star, around the sun, and back. In the battle itself, he manages to kill Buu by blasting him into the sun with a reflected Planet Burst attack.
  • Invulnerable Attack: When he turns into solid rock as Stone Kirby, he cannot be hurt.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: As Fighter Kirby he fires a Yuri Sakizaki-style Ko-Ou Ken at Kid Buu, who effortlessly evades it.
  • Kid Hero: Is considered an infant by his species' standards. He's not much of a strategist in battle due to his age.
  • Killer Rabbit: A small, adorable puffball... that is also powered by cannibalism and has an entirely separate and endless dimension of reality for a stomach.
  • Last of His Kind: Many Star Warriors lost their lives to the war. Kirby himself is one of the last surviving members of the Star Warriors.
  • Leitmotif: Kirby: "King Dedede Battle" and "Gourmet Race" orchestral remix by CaptainFluffatun, Green Greens from Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Fighters (Kracko) from Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Fountain of Dreams from Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Arena Battle from Kirby's Return to Dream Land play during his analysis.
  • Made of Iron: Once survived an explosion that eclipsed Pop Star — along with various other dangers, including being sucked into a black hole by Magolor and being sent falling tens of thousands of feet to the ground from being blasted by the Battleship Halberd's jet exhausts — whilst equivalent forces have (temporarily) destroyed Majin Buu's body. This means that Kirby is much more durable aside from Buu's Healing Factor.
  • Master Swordsman: Sword Kirby is deadly with a blade, and his sword beams can slice anything in half. By channelling energy into it, he can transform it into the Ultra Sword.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Whenever he holds the Advantage Ball, he lands a series of fast and brutal attacks. Contrasted by Buu being able to knock his abilities out of him with a single, mighty hit.
  • Oh, Crap!: He panics several times such as when Buu destroys his transformed states.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Not Kirby himself, but one solid hit is enough to make Kirby lose his transformations. Buu takes advantage of this with singular mighty hits.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's a friendly kid, but he leaves a path of destruction with his copy abilities, with his Hypernova form being able to send world-destroying attacks back at his enemies.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite being eight inches tall, it's estimated that Kirby can lift and throw at least 3.5 tons.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire Kirby was shown in his analysis, but it wasn't used.
  • Power Copying: By eating an enemy or attack he can absorb its power to use it for himself, though he's prone to losing them if he gets hurt. He uses it to gain the Hammer, Sword, and Fighter abilities in the fight proper. After the fight's end, he eats one of Buu's boots to gain his powers.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: You wouldn't expect a warrior who's strong enough to throw a giant monster into the sun to be a cuddly pink puffball.
  • Rubber Man: While not to the extent of Majin Buu, his body is fairly elastic, which allows him to devour things larger than himself.
  • Shotoclone: He gains a red headband as Fighter Kirby. He even uses moves based on the Hadoken and Shoryuken. He eats a Knuckle Joe in the fight, but he gets the voice of Yuri Sakazaki from Art of Fighting.
  • Shout-Out: After Kirby copies a Knuckle Joe to become Fighter Kirby, he uses the Ko-ou Ken and Chou Upper while calling his attacks.
  • Super Mode: Hypernova Kirby. By eating a miracle fruit his Vacuum Mouth is super-powered, making it strong enough to eat massive blasts, entire pieces of landscape and eject the eaten at high speed. It's enough to counter Buu's Planet Burst.
  • Super Strength: In Fighter mode he is strong enough to crack a planet apart. Kirby is also able to hurl a giant monster and frying pan out of the planet, around the sun, and back. The strength required to throw a giant frying pan plus a monster thirty times his size around the sun and back at roughly Mach 73, which he does in his anime, actually makes him one of the strongest combatants to date.
  • Super Speed: Wheel Kirby could drive around Dream Land within 2 seconds and base Kirby can run on water.
  • Super Toughness: Can tank a planet-sized explosion without a scratch. Compare with Buu, who gets temporarily chili-fied when suffering the same thing.
  • Vacuum Mouth: His signature ability is to swallow attacks of all sorts like energy blasts, including the Chocolate Beam and the Planet Burst. After eating a Miracle Fruit, his ability enables him to absorb giant beams of energy. He uses this ability to spit the Planet Burst right back at Buu.
  • Villain-Beating Artifact: By devouring the Warp Star, he can create the Star Rod, a staff capable of destroying evil.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The Star Rod can fire giant beams of death.
  • Wrecked Weapon: The Warp Star, and eventually, the Star Rod is wrecked by Buu.
  • Your Size May Vary: Wiz makes a point of bringing up Kirby's canon height: 8 inches tall. Since this would make the fight more or less unfeasible for all parties, they size him up to his Super Smash Bros. proportions.

Majin Buu

Majin Buu: "Me get big... noooooooow!"

The Most Vicious Monster in the Dragon Ball Universe

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: When he copies the Sword ability from a Blade Knight, he promptly cuts down a large tree with a single swing.
  • Acrofatic: Fat Buu is the fattest villain DBZ has to offer, and yet he can give the heroes a run for their money.
  • Adapted Out: Only the Fat and Kid versions of Majin Buu are ever analyzed and showed up in the fight animation with Super Buu being noticeably exempt, but his feats are still accounted for.
  • Ancient Evil: Buu has existed since the beginning of time, and was discovered 5 million years ago by the evil wizard Bibidi.
  • The Assimilator: Like Kirby, Buu can absorb enemies and take their abilities and appearances. Since he absorbed the Grand Supreme Kai, he gained a few pounds and a carefree personality. In the fight, Buu absorbs a Blade Knight to wield a sword like Sword Kirby.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Kid Buu disregards strategy, instead recklessly plowing into battle.
  • Berserk Button: He loses his temper when Kirby steals the food that he turned the Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos into.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Wizard's description of Buu is pretty accurate, "a man-sized toddler with the power of a billion nuclear warheads."
  • Big Eater: All Buus but especially Fat Buu love to eat. Kid Buu is a little too angry.
  • Breath Weapon: Can fire ki blasts through his mouth.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Described as this by Wizard. He can feel pain, but he likes it.
  • Composite Character: Of the manga and anime versions.
  • David Versus Goliath: The Goliath to Kirby's David because he is several times bigger and heavier.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Was able to go toe-to-toe with the Supreme Kais, who are "gods of other gods".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He tries to kill Kirby after the latter inhales and eats all the treats that he turned the Waddle Dees and other creatures into with his Chocolate Beam-
    Buu: You make Buu mad! BUU MAKE YOU DEAD!
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: His Planet Burst attack.
  • Energy Weapon: Uses ki blasts as his primary attack at range, and can imitate any ki-based attacks by seeing them in action once.
  • Fat Bastard: Fat Buu is a dangerous opponent despite his goofiness.
  • Flight: Par the course for a Dragon Ball combatant.
  • From a Single Cell: Buu can regenerate from the tiniest atom in a very short time span. Every molecule of his being must be destroyed for him to be considered dead. Getting thrown into the sun tends to do that to you.
  • Glass Cannon: Subverted. Compared to the other hard-hitters of the Dragon Ball universe, Buu's actually pretty soft and susceptible to damage, what with him basically being a monster made of soft bubblegum. The thing that makes him able to stand up to (and even overpower) the likes of Goku and Vegeta is his ridiculous Healing Factor, making any attack that doesn't destroy every single molecule of his body a waste of time.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets sliced in half at about waist-level by Kirby's Sword ability. It doesn't faze him for much more than a moment.
    Buu: Waaa, you hurt Buu! [Reforms himself] Almost.
    Kirby: [Facepalms]
  • Healing Factor: Can heal from almost any attack to the point of From a Single Cell regeneration. He reassembles himself multiple times throughout the fight.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He's up against Kirby, you knew this was going to happen at some point. He is ultimately shot into the sun after Kirby spits his Planet Burst back at him with the Hypernova, which atomizes and therefore kills him.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: He steams up like a teakettle twice- when Kirby eats his candy and when he gets trapped in Kirby's stomach dimension.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: Goes out this way after getting his Planet Burst shot back at him.
  • I'll Kill You!: "You make Buu mad! Buu make you DEAD!"
  • Jaw Drop: After Hypernova Kirby inhales and spits the Planet Burst back at him.
  • Kill the God: Majin Buu killed plenty of Kais, the equivalent of gods in the DBZ universe. In fact, Fat Buu came about after he absorbed the Grand Supreme Kai, basically the top God and ruler of the DBZ universe.
  • Lean and Mean: Kid Buu is the smallest form, and has a physique fittingly more similar to a child than most Dragon Ball fighters. He also lacks the bumbling innocence that made Fat Buu not as dangerous as he could be — he's an absolute monster whose only desire is destruction.
  • Leitmotif: Evil Buu, Buu's Theme, Majin Theme, Panic, Bad News and Kid Buu Theme from Dragon Ball Z play during his analysis.
  • Light Is Not Good: Buu shares Kirby's pink color, but he does not share any of Kirby's benevolence.
  • Literal Split Personality: When he gets absorbed into Kirby's stomach dimension, Fat Buu gets so angry he releases Kid Buu, who promptly destroys him before continuing the fight with Kirby.
  • Lost Food Grievance: He started fighting Kirby because Planet Pop Star's defender stole some treats from him.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Gets blown into paste by the Star Rod, but quickly reassembles himself.
  • Made of Iron: In the fight itself, he survives numerous injuries that would kill most fighters- including being flattened, sliced in half, eaten alive, and being completely blasted apart by the Star Rod- thanks to his healing factor. However, being launched into the Sun with his own reflected Planet Burst by Hypernova Kirby results in him being completely atomized- which finally puts him down for good.
  • Made of Plasticine: Buu is actually one of the squishiest Dragon Ball characters, at least on the macro scale. Much weaker characters are able to do damage to him when the general rule in the franchise is that's impossible, and he's one of a very small number of characters visibly affected by ordinary gunfire. The issue is that no amount of damage (short of 100% particle annihilation) will slow Buu down for more than a few seconds, on account of one of the most broken Healing Factors in the series.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Vice Shout allows Kid Buu to tear holes in the fabric of reality by screaming. This allows him to escape Kirby's stomach dimension after getting swallowed.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: While he'll be blasted to giblets by a planetary explosion, see below as to how little that matters. A redirect planet burst into a star is more than he can handle.
  • No Body Left Behind: This is the only way that he can be killed off, down to the last atom. Fat Buu gets disintegrated by Kid Buu after accidentally releasing him in anger, while Kid Buu gets vaporized by being caught between the sun and his own Planet Burst attack.
  • Oh, Crap!: His arrogant demeanor gives way to this after Kirby reflects the Planet Burst.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: His strongest attack can destroy planets and can tear holes in reality using the Vice Shout.
  • Planet Destroyer: He's known for being strong enough to destroy a planet, with one of his moves being called "Planet Burst". He's eradicated entire galaxies by blowing up planets one by one and was sought by Bibidi for his power.
  • Power Copying: He can imitate attacks he's seen only once and gain abilities from absorbing people. Nabs a Sword ability this way, allowing him to match Kirby's own Sword ability.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: With his original personality fused with the Grand Supreme Kai's childlike innocence, he's like a toddler. A murderous, destructive toddler.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: He could be blasted into smithereens and reform himself in seconds. In the battle, he does this after being bisected by Kirby's Sword ability, and after being reduced to Ludicrous Gibs by the Star Rod.
  • Rasputinian Death: Over the course of the battle, he survives being Squashed Flat, bisected, Swallowed Whole, and reduced to Ludicrous Gibs. It takes being shot into the sun by a blast capable of destroying planets to put him down for good.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He may be pink, but he's also one of the deadliest villains the Dragon Ball heroes had faced.
  • Rubber Man: It's described that his body is the consistency of bubblegum. Its malleability resists damage and is stretchy enough to be pulled from his body and be used as a weapon.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: The wizard who found him is named Bibidi, the wizard's clone is named Babidi, and then there's Buu himself. Put them together, and what do you get?
  • Squashed Flat: Gets flattened by Kirby's Hammer, though his Rubber Man abilities let him bounce right back after only a few seconds.
  • Squishy Wizard: Pretty much literally. See Glass Cannon above.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Kid Buu, Buu's most dangerous form, is described by Wiz as pure rage incarnate.
  • Swallowed Whole: Kirby inhales his Majin Buu form. Kid Buu's ability to punch holes in the fabric of time and space lets him escape.
  • Sweet Tooth: He loves sweets. He can turn his enemies into candy with his Chocolate Beam attack.
  • Transformation Ray: He uses his Chocolate beam to turn people into candy to eat. It's not without its drawbacks with the largest being he isn't immune if it's turned against him. He turns several denizens of Dream Land into candy with it, but Kirby simply inhales the beam with no ill side effects.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kirby is little more than a toddler by the standards of the Kirby species. Granted, Kirby has taken Punishment before.

    Ragna VS Sol Badguy 
  • Anime Hair: As observed in the opening narration, both Ragna and Sol have large, spiky hair.
  • BFS: Both wield such a weapon in battle.
  • Red Baron:
    • Ragna is known as the Bloodedge and the Grim Reaper.
    • Sol is nicknamed "The Flame of Corruption".
  • Red Is Heroic: Both are the main heroes of their respective stories and both wear red.
  • Red Hot Masculinity: Ragna is known for being a risk taker with a short temper. Sol is a cocky, muscular man with fire powers. And as mentioned already, both wear red.
  • Too Many Belts: Both their outfits have a ridiculous number of belts.

Ragna the Bloodedge

Ragna: "I'm the main character, and yet once again I get left in the dark! It's really starting to piss me off!"

The Bloodedge

  • And I Must Scream: If Ragna overuses the power of the Azure Grimoire, he will become a new Black Beast, reduced to destroying everything and everyone around him while whatever remains of his former self watches helplessly from within. Mercifully, Sol put a quick end to the fight once it got to that level.
  • Anime Hair: Has a mop of white spiky hair on his head.
  • The Apprentice: Was trained in the art of combat and how to use seithr by the World's Best Warrior, Jubei.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Jin cut off his arm and left him for dead. Thankfully, some pigtailed vampire came to his aid in the nick of time and replaced it with the Azure Grimoire.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Azure Grimoire, which basically allows him to turn his right arm into various parts of a "big, scary animal demon", otherwise known as the Black Beast. The downside is that he will eventually become a Black Beast himself should he overuse its power too much.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: He prefers to go into fights head-on and beat the hell out his opponent until he wins.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Becomes the Black Beast towards the end of the fight. It avails him little.
  • Badass Baritone: He's voiced by Patrick Seitz himself.
  • Badass Transplant: His replacement right arm is the Azure Grimoire, and its power is enough to earn him the highest bounty in his universe's history for his one-man assaults on the world's reigning government.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: Nearly 100 years ago, the Black Beast was unleashed onto the world and nearly caused the destruction of humanity. Turns out that Ragna was this monstrosity, sent back in time after losing control of the Azure Grimoire.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: His brother Jin has a pretty insane obsession with murdering him and his sister Saya is possessed by a God of Evil bent on bringing death to the world. And that's the least of his problems.
  • Bond One-Liner: (After impaling Sol through the chest) "I'm not gonna waste any more time with you, asshole." Subverted in that Sol survives and returns the favor.
  • Cain and Abel: With his younger Jin. After their sister Saya became sick, Ragna turned all of his attention towards her, eventually causing Jin to violently lash out.
  • Casting a Shadow: Ragna can manipulate seithr, energy left by the Black Beast. This allows him to summon the dark claws of the Beast or envelop his sword and arms in dark energy.
  • Cool Sword: Blood Scythe, upon first glance it appears to be a BFS but it can transform into a scythe with a blood-red blade.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His siblings and he were found by a cat warrior named Juubei in a laboratory being experimented upon; his sister Saya got sick; his brother Jin got jealous, burned down the church they were staying in and (with prodding from evil hipster Yuuki Terumi) cut off his right arm; lost his siblings; got a new arm attached to the stump thanks to a bothersome vampire, Rachel Alucard; trained under Juubei to control it, and started a one-man war against the corrupt government of the world called the NOL. Yeah, he didn't have a good childhood.
  • Deflector Shields: The Idea Engine allows him to create a force field to push enemies back.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He transforms into the Black Beast during the fight, which has the power to destroy the world and bring humanity to does very little to help against Sol's Dragon Install.
  • Expy: Of Sol Badguy himself, due to BlazBlue originally being a Spiritual Successor to Guilty Gear itself. Unlike Deadpool, he's outclassed by his original.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: This trope is averted is key to why Ragna lost. While he does have formal training in addition to a powerful artifact, the fact remains that Sol has way more years of experience over him. Before he transformed, it was pretty clear he was outmatched by Sol despite putting up a good enough fight.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: He freely walks the outside world despite having the largest bounty in the BlazBlue universe. The fight starts with Ragna walking around like it's nothing when Sol notices the bounty on his head and rushes up to him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Grabs Sol and stabs him mid-fight. Sol returns the favor, turning Ragna into the Black Beast.
  • Leitmotif: Imperial Code, Rebellion, Queen of Roses from BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, and Black and White and Nemesis Horizon from Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasma play during his analysis.
  • Life Drain: His Azure Grimoire allows him to drain people's souls (both by attacking them or passively) to recover health and wounds. It doesn't work on Sol because Sol can withstand the soul-crushing geo effects of The Backyard.
  • La Résistance: After the Black Beast's death, the world was ruled by a corrupted globalized government. Ragna was one of the few who chose to rise against it, and received a hefty bounty because of it, being nicknamed "The Grim Reaper".
  • Made of Iron: Has taken blows through solid concrete like an average day, survived multiple impalements through the chest, and willingly sacrificed his left arm and wasn't incapacitated by it. Unfortunately, Sol is even more this trope than him, but he does show it off by withstanding revenge-impalement from Sol's Fire Seal before becoming the Black Beast.
  • Mysterious Past: At the time the episode came out, not everything about the Blazblue story was known. When Boomstick questions Ragna's past in the analysis, Wiz always responds with "No one knows."
  • No Body Left Behind: Gets vaporized, alongside the town that they were battling in, by Sol's Dragon Install.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when he realizes he's about to become the Black Beast.
  • One-Winged Angel: He transforms into the Black Beast at the end. He dies anyway.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Restriction 666 released. Dimensional interruption imaginary number formed. BlazBlue, ACTIVATE!" (Punches Sol in face) "It's my turn now!"
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Tapping out?" he says right before impaling Sol through the chest. As mentioned earlier though, it's not quite enough to kill him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His right eye qualifies, and that's because of his Azure Grimoire affecting his body.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Ragna is the Black Beast and transforms into it during the fight. He's still no match for Sol with his limiter off.
  • Shoryuken: His Inferno Divider is essentially the sword-and-shadow version of this trope.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Ragna's Black Beast vs. Sol's Dragon Install. Black Beast loses.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Even in the battle he swears like a sailor. The analysis suggests that he'll give The Angry Video Game Nerd a run for his money.
  • Sphereof Power: Creates a spherical burst of energy with the Idea Engine to knock Sol back.
  • Super Mode: Blood Kain, which makes him tap more into the power of the Azure Grimoire while also using a thing called the Idea Engine. It allows him to overpower Sol when the latter was using a weaker version of his Dragon Install, though it's not enough to kill him.
  • Super Toughness: He thought of being slammed through multiple pillars of concrete as a "minor inconvenience", and has survived being stabbed multiple times through the chest. He's not capable of enduring an attack that's as strong as 85 gigatons of TNT, though.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: His Blood-Scythe, a slab of metal called a sword which unfolds into a energy scythe.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's smarter than he looks and given credit for and has had formal training, but still generally relies on brute force (and his Azure Grimoire) to get the job done. Unlike Sol, he's not much of a Genius Bruiser to make up for it, though he has undergone forced Grimoire-disabling to make up for his over-reliance on it.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: Ragna and his siblings spent their childhood being guinea pigs for unknown experiments.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: How did Ragna get his Blood-Scythe? He apparently went back in time and...gave it to himself.
    Boomstick: Nope, don't try thinking about it. It really hurts, take it from me.
  • Too Many Belts: Has four pointless belts on his costume, which is bought up by Boomstick when he theorizes that Ragna lost because Sol has eighteen belts.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: The NOL plastered the Blazblue world with many that don't resemble him at all. Ragna even freely walks in public without a care in the world due to their crude depictions. In the battle itself, Sol identifies Ragna with a more accurate-looking poster.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As pointed out in his Background info, he's petrified of ghosts.
  • World's Best Warrior: While others consider him to be the world's strongest fighter, he's not on the level of his master, Jubei.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: His Azure Grimoire has soul-draining properties. His Blood Kane mode enhances these properties. However, Sol's soul is tough enough to withstand it, as he was able to shrug off the effects of the soul-destroying Backyard.

Sol Badguy (Frederick Bulsara)

Sol: "I'll burn you to a crisp."

The Flame of Corruption

  • Anime Hair: His hair isn't as wild as Ragna's, but he also has a ponytail to boot.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Na-Insoo's fanart featured in the episode is lacking nipples, as pointed out by many people in the comment section of its DeviantArt page
  • Bounty Hunter: Sol's current occupation and the reason why the fight began. Sol was looking at a poster that listed Ragna's huge bounty when he saw Ragna himself walk by. Luckily for him, he gets to cash in on that...assuming he can prove he did it, given the lack of a body to show.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite his genius and power, Sol very rarely puts any effort towards anything unless he has to.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Doesn't give time for Ragna to call out the Azure Grimoire's release command before going on the attack with a kick to the face. Ragna has to trap him before he can successfully use it.
  • Cool Sword: Fireseal, one part of the Gear destroying weapon Outrage. In later games, he upgraded it with the Junkyard Dog MK III casing.
  • Destructive Saviour: Granted, the alternative was The End of the World as We Know It, but the city he was in was reduced to a crater when Sol used his Gear form to destroy the Black Beast.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Sol's Gear form is that of a winged, humanoid dragon. He takes this form at the climax of the battle to take down the Black Beast.
  • Expy: Ragna is his Expy, due to BlazBlue originally being a Spiritual Successor to Guilty Gear itself. Sol has him outclassed.
  • Genius Bruiser: He was the leading scientist on the development of the Gear project, and is superhuman thanks to that.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Comes into play with the Black Beast appearing and his releasing the inhibitor, and he won although he levels Kagutsuchi by the force of his blow.
  • Hot Blade: His sword, Fireseal, can generate heat hot enough to pierce through concrete at the very least.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Ragna stabs him and throws him on the ground. Sol gets up and returns the favor.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Killed his love interest, Aria, twice. The first time was an accident when he first became a Gear, and then he did it again, purposely, when she was reborn as Justice.
  • Leitmotif: Existence from Guilty Gear XX, Launch Out from Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, That Man and The Re-Coming from Guilty Gear 2: Overture, and Death and Republic from Guilty Gear play during his analysis.
  • Made of Iron: Was capable of using his sword arm after it was impaled clean through like nothing happened and was tough enough to survive the soul-destroying effects of the Backyard. He's even more this trope than Ragna, and thus was able to shrug off Bloodscythe going through his chest and keep fighting.
  • Mercy Kill: Considering Ragna's And I Must Scream fate when he became the Black Beast, Sol finishing him off in one blow with Dragon Install was possibly the best thing he could do for him.
  • Multiple Head Case: The Black Beast has the appearance of an 8-headed dragon.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As is pointed out during his rundown, Sol Badguy's name is NOT a Meaningful Name, as he's actually The Hero of Guilty Gear's story.
  • Not Quite Dead: After the weaker version of the Dragon Install is bested by Blood Kain, Ragna grabs him by the neck and stabs him in the stomach. Thinking Sol's defeated, Ragna tosses his body to the ground, only for Sol to stab him back in surprise.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is Frederick, and adopted the Sol Badguy name after becoming a Gear.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: During the fight, Ragna becomes the Black Beast. After finishing him off with Dragon Install, the only thing left of the fighting arena is the small platform Sol is standing on.
  • Playing with Fire: Naturally, Fireseal uses fire energy.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: He's a die-hard Queen fan. His headband even has "Rock You" scratched onto it.
  • Power Limiter: His headband suppresses his Gear nature and allows him to retain his sanity and release his power at various levels, from being still human to dragon mode.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to his Gear nature, he's over 100 years old despite looking like an adult male. His life experience is one of the reasons he won.
  • Reverse Grip: Holds his sword this way. It reinforces his Brilliant, but Lazy look and his Queen shout-out.
  • The Seven Mysteries: When That Man planned to rule the world with a Gear Army, Sol responded by creating an anti-Gear weapon called Outrage. However, it was so powerful that not even Sol could use it, so he split it into 8 separate weapons, keeping one of them, Fireseal, for himself.
  • Shoryuken: His Volcanic Viper is the sword-and-fire version of this trope.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Sol's Dragon Install vs. Ragna's Black Beast. Dragon Install wins.
  • Story-Breaker Power: His Dragon Install, even with the limiter, makes him strong enough to destroy a mountain. He one-shots the Black Beast using it. Let's reiterate, he one-shots a world-destroying beast of destruction, and it was implied he was still holding himself back.
  • Super Mode: Dragon Install, where he turns into his Gear form and can control the various levels of power unleashed, though he is vulnerable after using it. A weaker version of it where he was still human wasn't enough to beat Ragna's Blood Kain, but a more released and stronger version, where he went Draconic Humanoid, was enough to destroy Ragna as the Black Beast.
  • Super Soldier: Yes, another one. The Gear program he was the leading scientist (and subject) of was an attempt to create super soldiers.
  • Super Toughness: He was able to survive the Backyard, an alternate dimension that can destroy a normal person's soul. Due to this, he was able to resist the Azure Grimoire's soul-sucking properties.
  • Sword Beam: One of his strongest feats is destroying a Gear the size of Mount Everest with a laser blast from his sword.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Does not believe in this, as he kicks Ragna in the face when the latter tried to say his Azure's release command the first time. Rags had to trap him before he could say it for real.
  • Terminator Twosome: One of That Man's servants, I-No, went back in time and succeeded in killing his past self. Despite this, he was to continue living just because.
    Sol: Doesn't matter if it's the present or the past... I'm me.
  • Too Many Belts: Has eighteen of them all over his costume, which Boomstick theorizes being the reason he won, as Ragna only has four belts.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Subverted. He looks this way, but as noted above, is only because he holds himself back tremendously. When he puts his mind to it, Sol is far more skillful and knowledgeable about fighting than he usually shows; it's just a matter of getting him to do so.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He accidentally triggers Ragna's Black Beast transformation, but proves to be more than capable of cleaning up his own messes, except for the town. It stays ruined.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: In 2010, magic was discovered and replaced modern technology in the Guilty Gear universe.
  • The Worf Barrage: Inverted; he uses the Gunflame, one of his standard attacks, to one-shot Ragna as the Black Beast.

    Gaara VS Toph 


Gaara: "You do not belong here. This is sacred ground. Leave."
Voiced by: Chris Guerrero

Of the Desert

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: The Spear of Shukaku can supposedly slice through any defense, no matter what it is. This was shown in the analysis as an example of how he could forge weapons from his sand.
  • Adaptive Armor: Gaara can change the consistency of his sand, making it lighter or stronger as he pleases.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Gaara was shunned by the people in his village, as they viewed him as a dangerous monster due to Shukaku's violent outbursts. He grew up with a distant and selfish personality until he met Naruto Uzumaki.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In addition to using the 'Sand Burial' as a killing move, Gaara can also use it to ensnare the limbs of his opponents and crush them, allowing him to cripple foes who may be too fast or powerful for him to take on normally. His attempt at using this technique to remove Toph's arms to prevent her from earthbending failed, as she could adjust the density of his sand back into the earth.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Mixed his father's Gold Dust into his special sand after he defeated him, giving him more control on its weight and providing him with an additional element to work with in case his opponent was only expecting sand from him. Unfortunately for him, this worked against him in the fight. The mixed-in Gold Dust gave Toph a second element to bend his special sand with just in case, one that's heavier and wasn't being directly manipulated by either Gaara or his mother's love.
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: He is the Kazekage of the Village Hidden in the Sand, as well as the Regimental Commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces.
  • Back from the Dead: As mentioned in the analysis, he died when a group called the Akatsuki literally pulled Shukaku out from his body for good. Fortunately, someone was able to resurrect him.
  • Badass Armfold: Introduced as such in the beginning, and again when he thinks he's killed Toph with Sand Burial.
  • Badass Baritone: Guerrero does a pretty fair Liam O'Brien impression.
  • Barrier Warrior: His mother's spirit partakes in battle as an automatic, super-condensed shield of sand to keep Gaara from harm.
  • Bond One-Liner: "It is done." Subverted as Toph managed to craft a set of Elemental Armor strong enough to help her withstand his Sand Coffin/Sand Burial finisher.
  • Buried Alive: One of Gaara's most basic Jutsu is the "Sand Burial", in which he entombs an opponent alive in the sand before using his chakra to crush them to death, normally resulting in a Rain of Blood. Toph countered this the first time by turning the sand back into the earth, freeing herself, and later used her Elemental Armor to help survive the second time.
  • Death by Childbirth: He had a lonely childhood from the beginning-his mother died during childbirth,
  • Defense Mechanism Superpower: The sand stored in his gourd automatically comes to his defense regardless of risk and without command. This is due to being infused with the love and will of his deceased mother.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Gaara can control any sand within his surroundings. Unfortunately for him, when combined with his father's Gold Dust, it gives Toph two elements to bend, enough that she could easily counter his techniques.
  • Distinguishing Mark: The kanji for "Love" is permanently scarred on Gaara's forehead.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Gaara quite sternly warns Toph that she isn't permitted on the sacred ground she is currently standing on, and demands that she leave. Toph refused, and he fails to deliver through on his threat.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After being shown compassion by Naruto, Gaara sought to improve himself and protect his loved ones, becoming Kazekage of the village, and being looked at as a worthy leader by his people.
  • Elemental Armor: If anything gets past Gaara's initial sand defenses, he can also cover himself in a thin layer of dense sand as the second line of defense, although doing this slows him down quite a bit and requires a large amount of chakra to repair and maintain due to not being fueled by his mother's will. This proved to be his undoing, as Toph could always sense his location, even if he's in the air, and once he was sufficiently weakened from chakra loss, she used it to kill him.
  • Elemental Barrier:
    • His absolute defense, the "Shield of Sand".
    • His "Ultimately Hard Absolute Defense: Shield of Shukaku" is even stronger than his Shield of Sand, using the hardest minerals in the ground under extreme pressure to make a barrier in the form of a Shukaku statue.
    • To utilize larger attacks in the heat of battle, he can cocoon himself in a shell of sand to give himself breathing room.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: At one point Gaara explains to Toph that he's going to use Sand Burial to crush/remove her arms so she cannot bend anymore... once Toph is told this she immediately counters by turning Gaara's sand into stone and escaping.
  • Flight: He can use his sand to hover himself in the air. He tries to do this to keep a safe distance to flood the arena with sand and crush Toph with Sand Burial.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: Or "Giant Wall of Sandy Doom" in this case. His Quicksand Waterfall Flow creates a giant tsunami of sand to bury his opponent. Toph uses her metalbending techniques to create a makeshift armor from her whip and resist it.
  • High-Pressure Blood: After Toph crushes him within his own Sand Armor.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Gaara's Sand Armor, controlled by his own chakra and not his mother's will, was used by Toph to harden and basically crush him to death when she managed to grab him while he was weakened.
  • Human Weapon: As a Jinchūriki, Gaara had the One-Tailed Beast sealed inside of him to turn him into a living weapon to help protect the Village Hidden in the Sand.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Shukaku hates humanity, and killed others due to Gaara's lack of control over him as a child.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: Attempts to pull this on Toph by adding spikes to his Shield of Sand when she's trying to ride a boulder into it. Toph's ability to see his attacks from the very second they begin allows her to avoid it.
  • Infinite Supplies: Gaara can control any sand in his vicinity, and he can use it to crush nearby rock and dirt to make even more sand. As such, he's never without his signature weapon. However, Toph detected this technique and can turn sand back into rock. This forced Gaara to fight with a limited amount of sand as if he tried making more, Toph would simply convert it back to rock. This made it difficult for Gaara to overpower Toph and maintaining his elemental sand powers.
  • Lack of Empathy: His mistreatment by his father and fellow villagers made him think he only should look out for himself. For a while, he couldn't care less about others, including his siblings.
  • Leitmotif: Akatsuki from Naruto: Shippuden and Sadness and Sorrow, Eerie, Loneliness, and Gaara's Theme from Naruto play during his analysis.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: After entombing him in his own armor, Toph then drops him from the pillar that they're standing on, and a shattering sound can be heard. Thankfully, we're spared the sight of whatever was left.
  • Life Energy: Like all ninja in Naruto, he can use his chakra to perform powerful attacks. He also ingrained his chakra into the sand in the gourd on his back to make it easier to control.
  • Looks Like Cesare: Gaara was born prematurely, and still has sickly looks: pale-skin, messy hair, and shadowy eyes.
    Boomstick: He looks like a member of Green Day.
  • Mama Bear: His mother's spirit is within his sand and will go to great lengths to protect him.
  • Me's a Crowd: Via his Sand Clone technique.
  • No Social Skills: Although he has become more kindhearted as time has passed, Gaara can still be very blunt and cold to even those he cares about.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's the host of the Tailed-Beast Shukaku, a Kaiju-sized monster capable of destroying cities. Even after Shukaku was removed, his skill with sand had increased to the point where he could manipulate sand at a massive scale, enough that his father (who had fought Shukaku) mistook his techniques for those coming from the Tailed-Beast himself.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Was born prematurely and even as a teenager he is notably smaller and a bit more frail than other boys his age, yet he is one of the strongest and most deadly ninjas in his world. Unfortunately, his main method of attack and defense was useless against Toph.
  • The Power of Love: His absolute defense, the "Shield of Sand", is fueled by the love of his deceased mother.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: Since he can control his sand mentally and it makes up a majority of his attacks, Gaara rarely even has to move to fight his opponents, aside from making hand gestures to take direct control of the sand. The fact said sand moves so fast that only an opponent moving near the speed of sound can counter it helps.
  • Quicksand Sucks: Although Gaara will usually elect to cocoon his victims in the sand, he can also trap them underground controlling his sand, as seen in his "Prison Sand Burial" Jutsu.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's the can, and Shukaku is the evil.
  • The Stoic: Rarely shows emotion in or out of battle. He barely reacts to any of Toph's Trash Talk.
  • Stone Wall: Gaara's Absolute Defense is a combination of his Shield Sand and Sand Armor, both of which are harder than steel and can protect Gaara from serious harm. These defenses make Gaara nigh untouchable, even against the strongest and fastest opponents. Unfortunately, being made of sand and therefore earth makes said defenses easily manipulable by the earth-bending Toph, who kills him with his own Sand Armor once she makes it by the Shield Sand.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Shukaku, whom he can transform into if he falls asleep (at least before he had Shukaku removed by Akatsuki.)
  • Taken for Granite: Toph defeats him by entombing him within his own armor, visually leading to this effect.
  • Tanuki: Shukaku, the Tailed Beast that was sealed in Gaara, is one. Though as Boomstick found out, he's a lot less cuddly than the average Tanuki.
  • Third Eye: Gaara's Third Eye technique allows him to create a fully functional disembodied eyeball that can fly around and give him a third-person view of the battle. This helps him plan and attack even in a cocoon of hardened sand.
  • This Cannot Be!: After Toph survives a direct hit from his Sand Coffin/Sand Burial combo.
  • Took A Levelin Kindness: Once he met Naruto Uzumaki, he changed. Gaara realized that while he and Naruto grew up in similar backgrounds- both boys grew up without parental love and being shunned by their village- Naruto was able to find people who cared for him and dedicated his life to fighting for them. From then on, Gaara swore to protect his family and become a great ruler for the Village Hidden in the Sand.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's 19-years old, seven years older than Toph.

Toph Beifong

Toph: "I am the greatest Earthbender in the world! Don't you two dunderheads ever forget it!"
Voiced by: Kira Buckland

The Blind Bandit

  • Badass Adorable: She's a 12-year old blind girl, yet is already also one of the strongest earthbenders around.
  • Bond One-Liner: "That's how it's done." She says as crushes Gaara to death.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Her weapon being the ground all around her, she can see everything.
  • Blue Blood: The Beifong family is an aristocratic family, and Toph lived a protected life since she was their only child.
  • Child Prodigy: At 12 years old, Toph was one of the best- if not the best- Earthbenders in the world, and invented a new Earthbending fighting style, Metalbending.
  • Children Forced to Kill: As per the Death Battle rules; the fight must end in death. She succeeds.
  • Composite Character: She's mainly her child self from the Last Airbender time period, but there are some abilities she has as an adult from the Legend of Korra time period.
  • Cute Bruiser: Toph may be blind and tiny, but she is very much not fragile. She became one of the strongest earthbenders in the world by the age of 12, capable of flinging around giant boulders and literally bending metal with hardly any effort.
  • Disabled Snarker: She's blind and snarky. In fact, this trait of hers (the snarky part, not the blind part) is what partly caused the fight between her and Gaara, as she taunts Gaara in response to his command to leave the sacred ground they're on.
  • Disability Superpower: The blind badger-moles taught Toph the Seismic Sense. This allows Toph to "see" anything directly connected to the ground. It's less helpful seeing what's in the air or water if they don't have dirt on them. In the fight itself, it allows her to detect that Gaara is grinding the earth beneath him into the sand.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She's an Earthbender who pioneered the advanced techniques of Metalbending. She has control over any type of earth, including rock, mud, metal, and sand, and change the density between sand and stone. It allows her to bend and redirect Gaara's attacks during the fight, and when combined with her Extra Oredinary abilities, she can trump Gaara's own control.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: When she escapes Gaara's Sand Burial, she taunts him about how he'll need way more sand than that to beat her.
    Gaara: That's the plan. Cue him unleashing his Desert Wave attack
    Toph: Oh crud.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: As she uses her feet to "see", this is inevitable.
  • Elemental Armor: Her 'Rock Armor' is the page image! She can even make one out of metal if enough's around. She crafts one such set out of her whip to help withstand Gaara's Sand Burial and succeeds.
  • Elemental Barrier: Can easily raise large walls of earth to block incoming attacks.
  • Extra Oredinary: By detecting the mineral impurities in metal/refined earth thanks to her advanced earthbending skills, Toph can manipulate it just as well as earth, though she originally needed to be directly touching the metal to make it work before overcoming that handicap. Even then, she can't bend extremely pure metals like platinum. This proves to be a boon during the fight as she uses it to bend the Gold Dust (which contains iron and copper ore) Gaara merged into his sand, giving her two elements to work with.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Toph's Earthbending is based on the real-life Chow Gar martial art.
  • Forgot the Disability: Her Seismic Sense is so accurate, her friends sometimes forget she's blind.
  • Fragile Speedster: Toph has defeated squads of other benders all by herself thanks to her senses and near-instantaneous reflexes allowing her to dodge enemy attacks. However, while she can use her bending to block and deflect some attacks, she still has the body of a normal girl and so has no superhuman durability or stamina. Luckily for her, she could literally sense every one of Gaara's sand attacks when they began, allowing her to counter as necessary.
  • Gilded Cage: Her parents kept her guarded against the outside world at all costs, and expected her to grow up to be a respected member of society. Toph was able to escape her parents' grasp and assist Team Avatar's fight against Fire Lord Ozai.
  • Glass Cannon: Toph is one of the few people able to be on par with Gaara's power and has no known limit to her Earthbending powers, yet at the same time she's still a small girl. But like Gaara, she uses her high offense to block enemy attacks and can create walls and shields of stone. She even can cover her body in metal armor, allowing her to just barely survive Gaara's strongest sand tsunami.
  • Handicapped Badass: A little blind girl who happens to be one of the strongest Earthbenders in the Avatar universe, to the point of being the inventor of Metalbending.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: How she got around Gaara's special sand during the battle; when she sensed it charging towards her to protect Gaara, she influenced it enough to make it shoot past her, then blocked it with her stone pillars when she sensed it returning.
  • Ironic Echo: Her Bond One-Liner is practically identical to Gaara's own Bond One-Liner when he thought he killed her.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Her older self from The Legend of Korra is seen briefly in the analysis, but Wiz and Boomstick use her more famous ATLA self as the sprite. Grandma Toph is capable of some crazy stuff, but she's gotten frailer with age. They do, however, use several of said crazy abilities to help out her ATLA self, such as her enhanced Super Senses.
  • The Lad-ette: You'd think a girl like her, what with having little-to-no connections to the outside world and being raised by a rich noble family would make her innocent and dainty, but she's far from it.
  • Leitmotif: "Panda Lily", "The Seven Chakras (The Guru)", "Invading The Palace", and "Yuyen" Play during her analysis.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Her ability to convert sand into stone is turned deadly in the fight- Toph transforms Gaara's Sand Armor solid and bends it, crushing him from the inside.
  • Living Lie Detector: One of Toph's Seismic Sense abilities, which freaks out Boomstick.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Gaara uses his Desert Wave attack.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: A small, blind rich girl capable of outbending full-grown adults with years of experience. And even manages to win against one of the most powerful shinobi around.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: In response to Gaara's This Cannot Be! moment.
    Toph: Pay attention, Sandy. I'm about to school you.
    • Also before she forces Gaara out of his Shield of Sand:
    Toph: Are you really that scared of a little blind girl? I'm touched.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Got'cha."
  • Prophet Eyes: Her eyes are, in the words of Boomstick, "faded whites", a visual sign of her being completely blind.
  • Rebellious Princess: She learnt earthbending from a pack of badger-moles after running away from home. Even with her parents' tight leash on her, she was able to go behind their backs and compete as a wrestler in Earth Rumble VI
  • Super Reflexes: One of Toph's greatest strengths is not her own power or even her Super Senses, but her ability to almost instantly react to said senses to fight and counter her opponents. This proves to be one of the deciding factors of the fight, as these combined with her enhanced senses to sense Gaara's sand attacks the moment they begin to allow her to counter said attacks, which are noted to be so fast that nothing short of an enemy moving at the speed of sound can avoid them.
  • Super Senses: In addition to stuff like enhanced hearing that most fictional blind fighters receive, Toph's mastery of earthbending allows her to sense earth anywhere, and Toph's seismic sense allows her to precisely sense anything that's interacting with earth, which she combines with Super Reflexes to be such a deadly force. By the time of The Legend of Korra, Toph's seismic sense has become so strong, she could sense people across the world. This was a huge boon in the fight. Gaara's sand-based arsenal meant that she could see all of his attacks coming the moment they began, and Gaara's sand armor literally covering him in the sand means that she could always sense where he was.
  • Takes One to Kill One: When Gaara cocoons himself in sand strong enough to withstand her normal earthbending attacks, Toph forces him out by breaking off a spike of sand from the cocoon, hardening it, and piercing clean through the shield with it. However, she failed to pierce his Sand Armor.
  • Trash Talk: A common staple for her, she mouths off to Garra quite frequently.
  • Vague Age: While the Toph used in the fight has an appearance based on her 12-year old self, she also carries around a metal whip, which is standard equipment of the metalbending police force she founded and led during a good part of her adult life.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a metal whip she controls with MetalBending as a police officer later in life. She uses it as a source of metal to create Elemental Armor strong enough to protect her from Gaara's Sand Coffin/Sand Burial finisher.

    Boba Fett VS Samus Aran REMASTERED 
NOTE: For information on both Samus and Boba that only applies to their first battle, see the Season 1 characters page.

Boba Fett

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

The Most Feared Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy

  • Adaptation Expansion: The original episode covered his weapons, feats, and took a brief look over his past as a bounty hunter. In the Remastered version, Wizard and Boomstick talk about his life as a clone raised by Jango Fett and the journeys he went on in the Expanded Universe after escaping the Sarlacc.
  • Arch-Enemy: Played for Laughs, he's had a long hatred with the Sarlacc pit, having fallen into it three times. Every year after his escape from the pit, he returns to the Sarlacc's planet to blast it on his ship from afar.
  • Backpack Cannon: He stores a homing missile on the back of his jetpack.
  • Bounty Hunter: His "father" taught Boba Fett everything he knew about being a bounty hunter. Even after losing his father at 10-years old, Boba continued the profession and became known as one of the best hunters in the galaxy.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Boba is a clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, who raised him like a son.
  • Companion Cube: It's mentioned once again that Boba Fett carries around his rifle like a child. Boomstick relates to the affection towards weapons and comforts the gun as if he's talking to a child.
  • Discontinuity Nod: During the analysis, the hosts go over how Boba Fett's post-movie survival and exploits have been rendered non-canon by Disney.
    Boomstick: (After Wiz mentions Boba Fett falling into the Sarlacc Pit) And since Disney bought Star Wars and nixed the Expanded Universe, this is where Boba Fett's story officially ends.
    (cue Death Battle logo)
    Wiz: But that's stupid, so here's what happened in the Expanded Universe!
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: He tries to use his gauntlets' flamethrower on Samus, but she's too nimble for him in her Zero Suit.
  • Flying Firepower: Fett uses his flight capabilities to snipe at Samus from the air in this versionnote .
  • Idiot Ball: For some reason, he never thought of using his jetpack when he was caught by the Sarlacc pit. In one instance, he fell into it after being beaten by a blind Han Solo.
  • Jet Pack: His Mitronomon Z-6 Jetpack, which he uses for transportation and a mobility advantage in a fight.
  • Laser Blade: Boba Fett has a lightsaber he poached from one of his kills, once using it to fight against Darth Vader. It leads to a sweet clash of blades with Samus and her paralyzer.
  • The Leader: Led the Mandalorian warriors after the Galactic Civil War.
  • Leitmotif: The Battle of Hoth (Part 1) and Departure of Boba Fett (Boba Fett's Theme)* from The Empire Strikes Back, Sky Battle of Quell and Duel of the Droids from Star Wars: The Clone Wars play during his analysis.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Fett's frozen body falls apart a few seconds after Samus shoots off his head.
  • Mentor Archetype: Became one to Han Solo's daughter Jaina, training her to defeat her Sith Lord brother.
  • Powered Armor: His Mandalorian Body Armor, originally worn by his father, is strong enough to endure lightsaber strikes.
  • Rocket Jump: How he escaped the Sarlacc and lived on in the Expanded universe.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: With his rifle, jetpack, missiles, and flamethrower, he seems to be ready for anything throughout the galaxy.
  • Stone Wall: A greater emphasis is given on Fett's Mandalorian armor, including its ability to resist lightsabers. While it's deemed more durable than Samus' Power Suit, it's still not enough to overcome Samus' superior agility and arsenal.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Though Fett was always going to lose, he at least destroyed Samus's suit this time. Plus, the hosts told the audience about his impressive exploits in the Expanded Universe, even though Disney declared the EU non-canon.
  • Walking Armory: He has a flamethrower, fibrecord whip, and missiles on his person hidden in his suit.

Samus Aran

Samus: "Time to go!"

A Hunter So Determined She'll Sacrifice a Planet to Reach Her Goal

  • Adaptation Expansion: The fate of her parents and how she met the Chozo are detailed more in the Remastered episode.
  • Arm Cannon: Her Power Suit's main weapon. With the upgrades she's found over the years, Samus can shoot large energy blasts, a burst of ice to freeze foes, or an array of missiles to target her enemies.
  • Be the Ball: She uses her Morph Ball form to dodge Boba's missiles.
  • Bio-Augmentation: She was infused with Chozo DNA, giving her superhuman strength, speed, and agility.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Boba manages to collapse her suit, but she still freezes and blows his head off, just like their first fight.
  • Clothing Damage: Her suit gets destroyed by a thermal detonator.
  • Cool Starship: Though, unlike the original episode, Samus's Starship explodes after Fett shoots it down.
  • Hotter and Sexier: She is seen wearing her more form-fitting Power Suit in the fight. When it gets destroyed, she fights in her Zero Suit.
  • Inspiration Nod: The second half of the match, where Samus' Power Suit gets damaged, forcing her to fight in her Zero Suit and jet boots while using her paralyzer like a lightsaber, is a nod to the late Monty Oum's first work Haloid where Samus does the same thing. In the Twitch Livestream that served as this episode's premiere, Wiz mentioned Haloid as one of the direct inspirations for Death Battle.
  • Laser Blade: Her paralyzer also acts like this. She pulls it out for a super-awesome Sword Fight.
  • Latex Space Suit: Her suit is damaged, forcing her to continue fighting in her Zero suit.
  • Leitmotif: Title Screen Theme from Metroid: Other M, Theme of Samus Aran from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Brinstar from Super Smash Bros. Melee play during her analysis.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While the majority of her Power Suit variations are heavily armored, her Zero Suit is skin-tight.
  • Off-Model: Samus' head is disproportionately small for her body.
  • Powered Armor: Samus has used a wide lineup of suits in her adventures, but she typically wears the Varia Suit.
  • Rocket Boots: After her armor is destroyed, this is the only thing that remains. She even uses them to counter Fett's lightsaber!
  • Sole Survivor: Samus had a happy childhood on the Earth colony K-2L until it was ravaged by a group of space pirates. Fortunately, the poor girl was rescued and raised by the Chozo species.
  • Static Stun Gun: While wearing the Zero Suit, she carries the Paralyzer gun on her person. Like a gun, its laser blasts can stun foes.
  • Whip It Good: Her Paralyzer doubles as a whip, which acts like a lightsaber.

    Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro 

Chuck Norris

Barney Ross: "I heard another rumor that you were bitten by a king cobra."
Booker: "Yeah, I was. But after five days of agonizing pain, the cobra died."

No Real Introduction Needed

  • Animorphism: Can transform into f$@%ing animals. However, the deadliest animal in the world is Chuck Norris, so there's no point in transforming.
  • Ascended Meme: The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book, which officially chronicles 101 of Chuck Norris' favorite feats. Wiz and Boomstick use this as a way to separate fact from fiction when it came to assessing the thousands of myths spawned by Chuck Norris Facts.
  • Bottomless Magazines: One of his feats is firing more bullets from a machine gun than it can carry without reloading.
  • Buried Alive: In one film, Norris was buried alive inside a truck. After reinvigorating himself by drenching himself in beer, he was able to drive the truck back up through the earth.
  • Carpet of Virility: It's noted that the Velcro-like hair makes his chest an easy place to grab and hold on to for Chuck's opponents.
  • Celebrity Superhero: After discovering his skill and power in martial arts, filmmakers "documented" his abilities in various action movies and TV shows. These films are what made Norris a star,
  • Composite Character: DB Chuck is a combination of the Real Life Chuck Norris, the various characters he played, and the godlike figure chronicled in the infamous Chuck Norris Facts.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Inverted. He got overwhelmed by the Segata clones but was able to defeat a giant, stronger version of Segata with ease.
  • Cool Old Guy: He was 75 at the time his Death Battle premiered, and he was still known as a badass. This goes to the extent that his sprites were based on Old Joseph Joestar, a fictional character that is around his age.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Contrary to the badass pop culture portrays him as today, he was a pacifistic, unremarkable student who liked to be alone. It was when he joined the military that he discovered his strength and prowess in combat.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Engages in this with Segata at the beginning of the fight. Both men are equally matched.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: After Segata throws Saturn's rings at Chuck, it collides into the sun. Chuck calmly emerges unharmed as it explodes.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Has a keen sense of awareness that allows him to be ready for anything, even a giant alligator parachuting through a window or Segata Sanshiro bursting out of his TV to force the Sega Saturn on him.
  • Immortality: Since death is afraid of Chuck Norris, he cannot be killed.
  • Improvised Weapon: While doing a push-up, he rams half the Earth into Segata.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: He created the Chuck Norris Action Jeans to be durable enough to stand his kicking power.
  • Jumped at the Call: As a patriotic man, he joined the United States military. The training he underwent changed him into the action star/godly internet sensation he is today.
  • Leitmotif: Party Crashers and Rescue from The Expendables 2, Main Theme and Aigers from The Delta Force play during his analysis.
  • Living Legend: He's a real-life person, whose very feats blur the lines between reality and fiction. Boomstick even says in the intro that Chuck needs no introduction.
  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe (which is... our universe), he has a book of his memetic feats.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: There is no chin underneath Chuck Norris's beard. There is only another fist.
  • Narcissist: Played for laughs. In the fight's opening, it looks like he only enjoys watching TV shows he stars in.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He's able to shake off anything from a tree being thrown at him to the sun exploding, creating a black hole.
  • Not Quite Dead: After Segata throws Norris into a mountain, causing him to explode twice, he walks away, only for the cowboy to bolt right back.
  • Not So Invincible After All: He doesn't have a perfect martial arts win record and was once even killed by Bruce Lee... but since Death himself fears him, he just kept going.
  • Old Master: After his military career, he became a master of various martial art disciplines, and fought in competitions for 10 years. Among his various students, he taught Steve McQueen, Donny Osmond, and Bob Barker.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name is Carlos Ray Norris.
  • Rated M for Manly: As Boomstick sums up after they discuss the feats from his shows and movies:
    Boomstick: This guy really is all that is man.
  • Roundhouse Kick: His Signature Move. It has the same amount of energy as the Big Bang, and he can hit you with it yesterday, according to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
  • Shrouded in Myth: His abilities in his film career inspired fans to create impossible feats about him. Many of the Chuck Norris Facts discussed in his analysis are utilized to dangerous effect in the Death Battle.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He could communicate with dolphins.
  • Speed Echoes: In the battle, Chuck Norris runs around the world so fast that Segata was still looking at an image of Chuck by the time that Chuck returned from the other side.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: His self-made martial art, "Chun Kuk Do", has him harnessing the powers of the universe to achieve superhuman feats.
  • Super Speed: So fast that he can run around the world and hit himself in the back of the head.
  • Super Strength: When he does a push-up, he's really pushing the Earth down.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: The Chuck Norris Facts, which parodies Chuck Norris by creating myths that greatly exaggerates what he's capable of to the point of, as Wiz describes it, "unrelenting masculinity".
  • Unexpected Character: Similar to Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black, he's a real person instead of a fictional character.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: The Unstoppable Force of the two, being strong enough to move the planet when he does a push-up.
  • Weaponized Animal: Weaponized dolphins are just one of many vehicles he's proficient with.
  • Well, This Is Not That Trope: When Chuck's analysis begins, Boomstick chronicles an ancient tale of a man born of a dragon, destined to overcome evil throughout the land. That man... is not Chuck Norris, because Norris killed that man.

Segata Sanshiro

Segata Sanshiro: "You must play Sega Saturn!"

Defender of the Sega Saturn ...of all things

  • Abusive Advertising: He's beaten the hell out of a group of people who were going to play baseball/partying at a club because they weren't playing the Sega Saturn.
  • Achilles' Heel: The only thing his judo throw doesn't work on is zombies since they just get right back up again.
  • All Asians Know Martial Arts: He was able to take down an entire club of people with just three moves.
  • Artistic License – Physics: He used Saturn's rings like a giant chakram, even though those rings are basically glorified asteroid belts. Justified because of the hosts' conclusion that he can work outside of the laws of physics.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he creates duplicates of himself, he can create at least 1 giant one.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: When he redirected a rocket from hitting the Sega corporation, he sent it into outer space...with him still on it. He wasn't fazed.
  • Berserk Button: Do not do anything other than playing a Sega Saturn in his presence. He doesn't take it well.
  • Catchphrase: "You must play Sega Saturn!"
  • Came Back Strong: Mentioned that, in a previous life, he was a motorcycle-riding cyborg superhero.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: The video game market was being dominated by Creator/Nintendo, so Creator/Sega tried to create a mascot that would beat up anyone not playing their newest console, the Sega Saturn. The advertising worked, and Saturn sales skyrocketed, even surpassing the Nintendo 64
  • Crossover Ship: In-Universe, (Or, at least, his universe) he apparently dated Sakura from Sakura Wars.
  • Determinator: He will continuously attack you until you relent and play a Sega Saturn. This eventually leads to the destruction of the plane of existence he and Chuck were fighting in since Chuck Norris steadfastly refused.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He'll beat you up just for not playing the Sega Saturn!
  • Equippable Ally: To win The World Cup for Japan, he threw a player toward the ball to score a winning goal.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In his final commercial, Segata stopped a rocket from hitting the Sega corporation by redirecting it. However, he was still on it when it exploded in space, with the narrator solemnly noting how he will always live in our hearts. The commercial also ends with something re-entering the earth's atmosphere.
  • Immortality: Survived an exploding missile and re-entry, and is shown to still be alive thousands of years in the future in a 2015 issue of Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog comic.
  • Immune to Bullets: Is unfazed by Chuck's machine gun.
  • Improvised Weapon: While in space, Segata hurls Saturn's rings like a chakram towards Norris, cutting through planets along the way.
  • Leitmotif: The Segata Sanshiro Theme and Segata Sanshiro - Metal Cover by Danibag8 play during his analysis.
  • Living Legend: A modern-day Japanese legend who stands up to evil and aggressively encourages others to play the Sega Saturn.
  • Martial Arts Uniform: Never seen wearing anything else but a martial arts uniform.
  • Mascot: Of the Sega Saturn. "You must play Sega Saturn!"
  • Master of Disguise: In one commercial, he was able to trick a group of kids into thinking he was Santa Claus so he could give them a Sega Saturn for Christmas.
  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe as documented by his feats in commercials and other media.
  • Mentor Archetype: Became one for Taro Yamada, teaching him how to fight.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about his past. He just showed up out of nowhere with a giant Sega Saturn strapped to his back, vowing to make others play the console.
  • Mysterious Protector: After his supposed death, he would wait in the shadows to give a helping hand to Sega heroes.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: A missile explosion in outer space couldn't keep him down. He and Chuck Norris are still fighting to this day, even after being sucked into a black hole.
  • Not Quite Dead: After his supposed death, he re-appeared one year later as a martial arts trainer in Rent-A-Hero No 1, appeared again more than a decade later to steer a missile away from Sonic and friends in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, appeared yet again in 2013 to do a live rendition of his song in a Sega concert, and is shown to still be alive thousands of years later in Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics).
  • Rated M for Manly: He's a powerful martial artist that once redirected a missile.
  • Reality Warper: The laws of physics do not apply to this man, as shown when he somehow prevented the window he was standing on from shattering while he was stopping a missile with his bare hands. This allows him to match feats with Chuck, up to and including hurling Saturn's rings at Chuck like a frisbee.
    • Also, he bursts out of Chuck's TV after the Texas Ranger rapidly tries to change channels that are playing Sega Saturn commercials.
  • Retired Badass: One year after his reported death, he was seen mentoring the protagonist of Rent A Hero No. 1 in martial arts while referring to himself as a former great hero. According to the hosts, Segata is still alive and waiting to reemerge to save Sega in the future, despite Sega already suffering a lot of financial issues anyways.
  • The Rival: To Nintendo. Since he's a Sega mascot, the one person to seemingly trump him was an evil Nintendo CEO.
  • Self-Duplication: One of his abilities, as demonstrated by the Dragon Force II commercial.
  • Serious Business: The Sega Saturn is his life. He carries a giant one on his back everywhere.
  • Signature Move: Segata is well-known for his judo throw, which makes his opponent explode twice upon impact.
  • Squishy Wizard: Relative to Chuck, Segata isn't as fast nor as strong as Chuck, but he has a variety of secondary powers, such as Self-Duplication and Sizeshifter abilities and his exemption from the laws of physics to make up for it.
  • Stone Wall: On one hand, he isn't as fast, or strong, like Chuck. On the other hand, he's immortal.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: He can judo throw people so hard, it makes them blow up once impacting the ground. Twice.
  • Super Speed: He can race over 60mph, on ice and Barefooted.
  • Super Strength: He can stop a missile moving at 3600 MPH with his bare hands without breaking the glass window he was standing on.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He is a mighty martial artist...who trains by carrying a giant Sega Saturn on his back. In other words, a clear parody.
  • Unexpected Character: He's the first advertising character in Death Battle and a Japanese one at that.
  • The Unfettered: He would destroy anyone and anything just to support Sega. Men, women, children, no one is safe from his wrath.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: The Immovable Object of the pair, being immortal.
  • Would Hit a Girl: If they're foolish enough to not be playing a Sega Saturn, they will feel his wrath regardless of gender.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Depends on the age of the children in question. He's shown in his first commercial with no reservations about beating up a bunch of older kids who are off to play baseball, but when he disguises as Santa Claus in front of a bunch of much younger children, all he does is scare them and give them a Sega Saturn.

    Guts VS Nightmare 


Guts: "My sword has gotten very dull, however, it's three times as thick and does three times the damage of a normal sword. You'd better pray you die quickly, or this could be painful."

The Brutal Black Swordsman from Berserk

  • Abusive Parents: Gambino was the closest thing he had to a father-figure, but showed no love to Guts. He physically abused him, sold him off to be raped by one of his men, and attempted to kill him- which was the last decision he ever made.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: The Dragon Slayer is powerful enough to damage a Corundum Dragon. For anyone curious, Corundum clocks in at a 9 on the Moh's scale of hardness, second only to Diamond. That said, it's not indestructible, as three years of constant abuse left it covered in hairline fractures. Nightmare's armor didn't put up much of a defense against it. The first unparried slash from the Dragon Slayer hacks off Night Terror's sword arm, with the second one splitting his head in half.
  • An Arm and a Leg/Life-or-Limb Decision: Chopped off his own left arm with the broken remnants of a sword to free himself. In the fight itself, he pulls this off on Night Terror.
  • Archer Archetype: His left arm has an attachable repeating crossbow.
  • Arm Cannon: He has a small cannon housed in his prosthetic arm. In the battle, he manages to blast Nightmare's head at point-blank range, but this wasn't enough to kill the demon.
  • Artifact of Death: All of the benefits of the Berserker Armor comes at the cost of slowly destroying the user's body. Thanks to the combination of Super Strength beyond what the body could handle, Feel No Pain, and the armor stitching their body together to keep them fighting, the user won't notice what's happening to their body until they've died from literally breaking all of their bones and losing all of their blood.
  • Artifact of Doom: His Berserker Armor, which increases his strength and pain tolerance at the cost of slowly killing him and sending him into an Unstoppable Rage whenever he fights for too long.
  • Artificial Limbs: After he was forced to hack off his own left arm, he receives a mechanical hand that has extra features like a repeater crossbow and a hidden single-shot cannon.
  • Automatic Crossbow: He has a repeater crossbow housed in his mechanical hand. While it didn't do any damage on the Night Terror as he blocked the arrows with a wall of flame, it did manage to distract the demon long enough for Guts to perform a surprise attack. Guts also uses the crossbow after the match to pump the broken Soul Edge full of arrows.
  • Badass Normal: He doesn't have any known supernatural powers of his own. The only gear he has is the Dragonslayer, a mechanical arm, bombs, a repeating crossbow and arrows, knives, and the Berserker Armor.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Before the Eclipse, Guts had wandered the world Desperately Seeking A Purpose In Life. He had a perfectly good one in the Band of the Hawk, but Griffith took that away from him in an unforgivable display of cruelty. Now he is driven by a desire to take bloody vengeance upon Griffith, which conflicts with his love of Casca.
  • The Berserker: As the Black Swordsman, Guts was prone to attacking with no regard for his personal wellbeing, or the wellbeing of anyone. The Berserker Armour forces him into a rampage where he can't tell friend from foe.
  • BFG: His prosthetic left arm is also a powerful cannon.
  • BFS: He has wielded these his entire life, often one-handed, including his iconic Dragonslayer.
  • Broken Bird: His mom was hung from a tree, his adoptive mother died of the plague when he was three, he was abused physically by his adoptive father, he was raped as a child and was forced to kill his adoptive father in self-defense. In his adult life, he did make friends and even has a girlfriend. That was taken away from him when he was betrayed by his closest friend Griffith, who turned into a demon, murdered Guts' entire brigade, and raped his girlfriend. It's no wonder the poor guy is screwed up.
  • Born Unlucky: He entered the world being born from the corpse of his lynched mother. His life turned worse from there.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: One of the important factors for Guts' victory was that he fights powerful demons all the time who try to kill people, eat people, rape people, or any combo of the three (and that's just Monday). So a duel against Nightmare is no different from a typical manga chapter.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Guts is biologically a normal human, yet he can move at speeds faster than the human eye can perceive, react to even faster speeds, withstand the recoil of his arm cannon, and swing the utterly massive Dragonslayer with one hand.
  • Children Forced to Kill: Killed his first man at the age of nine, and later killed Gambino in self-defense.
  • Child Soldiers: Was trained to fight when he was only six years old by his adoptive father. He was soon brought on the battlefield and fought alongside other mercenaries.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During the fight, Guts headbutts Nightmare during a Blade Lock, knocking the latter back. He later shoots Nightmare point-blank in the face with his Arm Cannon.
  • Cool Sword: The Dragonslayer, a massive iron slab of a sword that, due to being used on Apostles and other evil spirits, exists both in the physical realm and the astral realm. As such, it can harm spirits and beings in a non-physical state like Emperor Ganishka in his mist form. It's also just the kind of weapon necessary for taking on Inferno.
  • Cosmic Plaything: His story is so traumatic that the hosts of Death Battle deliberately skipped over parts of it. Namely, his Rape as Backstory as a child.
  • Darker and Edgier: Possibly has the darkest backstory of all of Death Battle's fighters. In fact, they leave out parts of Guts' backstory such as being raped by a pedophile soldier with his adopted father's consent.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was born from his mother's corpse after she had been hanged from a tree. That's just the start of his backstory.
  • David Versus Goliath: Not in terms of size, but powers and strength. Being a warrior armed with mostly man-made ordinary arsenal against a soul-eating demon, he's the David. Luckily for Guts, this is just a regular fight to him.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Guts will intentionally allow himself to take damage if it will give him an advantage in battle. In the match, he lets Nightmare's sword graze him so he can shoot him point-blank in the face, he leaps through the Night Terror's wall of flames to perform a surprise attack and hack off his sword arm
  • Demon Slaying: The Legions of Hell is his quarry,
  • Determinator: He will never give up, no matter how bad his life is, or how numerous or powerful the enemy is. This allows him to continue fighting on even after being dealt with powerful attacks from Nightmare.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Has beaten many powerful demons, and also literally with the Sea God who's pretty much Berserk's equivalent of Cthulhu. He also manages to destroy Nightmare/Night Terror, Soul Edge and Inferno.
  • The Dreaded: People are rightfully terrified when they hear that the tall, muscular man in black armor who easily wields a massive iron slab of a sword that he uses to destroy anyone and everyone who crosses him is nearby.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He uses the Berserker Armor to survive long enough to destroy Soul Edge.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Lampshaded as one of the reasons why Soul Edge wouldn't have been able to tempt Guts so easily, if at all. He knows from things such as the Eclipse that it would be a bad idea to actually take such a demonic weapon. The other reason being how much he's already satisfied with the Dragonslayer, considering how much it came in handy to the point that it fits the requirements to destroy Soul Edge.
  • Eye Scream: Had his right eye gouged out by a demon.
  • Feel No Pain: The Berserker Armor seals off Guts' nervous system, making him immune to pain even when he's taking heavy damage. This helps him win the fight, as it gives him enough time to shrug off and power through Inferno's final attack and land the killing blow.
  • Handicapped Badass: Is missing his left arm and right eye.
  • Iconic Item: He's rarely seen without the Dragonslayer after he picks it up. One of the stated reasons why Soul Edge would be hard-pressed to tempt him is that he really loves this sword and won't give it up for anything.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is impaled by Soul Edge after getting shot 3 times by Night Terror. This being Guts, he still survives.
  • Leitmotif: Et Voici Guts, Boscorn 2, More Death and Silence 2, Monster, Blood and Guts (Passionate), Forces (God Hand Mix), and Des Cambrioleurs! from Berserk: The Golden Age Arc play during his analysis.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Guts continuously charges into the fire and intentionally allows an opponent to harm him if it gives him an edge in the battle by closing the distance or catch the foe off guard.
  • Made of Iron: He can survive inhuman amounts of damage and keep fighting. His Berserker Armor makes him immune to pain, allowing him to dislocate and mutilate his body to continue battling. This means even if most of his bones and flesh are damaged, he can still fight effectively. He's still able to move even after 3 shots from Night Terror's Eye Beams and impalement by Soul Edge which breaks the tree he's pinned against and throws him into a rock!
  • Mark of the Beast: Griffith marked Guts' neck with the Brand of Sacrifice, which attracts demons toward him.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Nightmare really suffered here, since nothing he had would be effective. In addition to Guts's experience with foes like him Guts was immune to Soul Wave due to the Brand of Sacrifice, was able to power through any pain Inferno could inflict with the Berserker Armor, and Dragon Slayer was the perfect type of weapon to win the fight.
  • Man on Fire: He once jumped through fire just to gain an upper hand in a fight. He does it in his Death Battle to cleave off Night Terror's arm.
  • Master Swordsman: Has trained in swordsmanship since he was six years old.
  • No Kill like Overkill: The ending animation shows Berserk Guts pumping Soul Edge full of arrows.
  • No One Should Survive That!: Aside from the par-for-the-course impalement and getting bashed through trees and boulders, Guts is blasted by Nightmare's Soul Wave, which is stated to rip the souls out of its victims, and somehow survives.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: How he uses the Dragonslayer and is the page image for the trope.
  • One-Man Army: Guts can take on dozens of soldiers by himself and win, and was renowned for his prowess. He gained the title of "The Hundred Man Slayer" after single-handedly killing 100 men in a single battle.
  • Out with a Bang: Once did this to a demon. Why he decided to have sex with her, we may never know.
  • The Power of Hate: Guts is driven by his hatred towards the Apostles and especially Griffith, and his determination to wreck vengeance is part of what gives him his inhuman strength and durability.
  • Private Military Contractors: In his adulthood, he became a wandering mercenary, eventually being hired by a group called the Band of the Hawk.
  • Pummeling the Corpse: Guts fires multiple arrows at Soul Edge despite it being destroyed already and Nightmare also being dead. This is probably because Guts has gone berserk due to his corrupt armor.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Guts defeats Nightmare and shatters Soul Edge, but to do so he had to give in to the Berserker armor, which will slowly kill him and which he cannot suppress without outside intervention. Furthermore, Soul Edge has been shattered before, and it's always returned.
  • Rape as Backstory: Was sold for a night to a pedarast soldier as a child by his abusive adopted father. During the analysis of Guts' traumatic childhood, Boomstick skips sharing this particular detail with the audience for being too dark.
  • Rape as Drama: When Griffith betrayed Guts by murdering most of the Band of the Hawk, he rubbed salt in the wound by restraining Guts and raping his girlfriend, Casca, in front of him.
  • Red Baron: Is known as "The Black Swordsman" and "The Hundred Man Slayer."
  • Revenge: Has dedicated his whole life to murdering his former friend Griffith as brutally as possible since Eclipse.
  • Son of a Whore: He was raised by Gambino's camp whore, who at least showed him love and compassion until she died of The Plague when he was 3 years old.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: The Dragonslayer can cut foes on the Astral Plane due to being bathed in the blood of over a thousand demons. This property is what helps it destroy Inferno and Soul Edge.
  • Stone Wall: Guts can endure ridiculously bloody mutilations and has been attacked by giant demons daily, and while wearing the Berserker Armor he cannot die until his entire body is destroyed. This allowed him to survive any attack Nightmare could use against him.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Beast of Darkness, the manifestation of his rage and hatred which takes the shape of a demonic wolf and takes him over when he loses control of the Berserker Armor.
  • Super Speed: He could move faster than the eye could track.
  • Super Strength: Has been wielding swords considered large for adults since he was 6, and can wield the massive Dragonslayer one-handed like it was a knife (and Dragonslayer, due to its size, has been estimated to be upwards of 400 lbs).
  • Taught by Experience: He knows not to pick up demonic swords like Soul Edge due to the risk of being possessed and/or cursed, thanks to having experiences with demonic items such as the Behelit. Inferno then decides to come out and kill him itself when it realizes that strategy's gone.
  • Use Your Head: Guts gives Nightmare a headbutt when the two are in a Blade Lock. It doesn't seem to hurt Guts, while Nightmare actually flinches from it.
  • Violation of Common Sense: During his fight, the guy butts heads with someone with an armored head, lets a demonic BFS cut into his face and shoulder to prepare a surprise attack, and leaps through a wall of flames, and somehow it all works out fairly well for him.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Well, for a certain definition of "weak". Guts is normally weaker than every demon he has fought with, 'yet he's still kicking while everything else is... dead.' Nightmare is an example of this, despite being obviously more powerful, Guts managed to slay him.
  • Wrong Context Magic: One of the major contributing factors to the battle's outcome. Soul Edge is almost completely unbeatable in its own universe, with only Soul Calibur and Sophitia's divine Omega Sword canonically able to shatter it. The Dragonslayer can harm spirits and other astral beings on account of being soaked in the blood of Apostles and monsters, and thus able to destroy Soul Edge.


Nightmare: "Blood, darkness, I shall drown the world in both!"

The Demonic Scourge from Soul Calibur

  • Achilles' Heel: Soul Edge's eye is vulnerable to piercing attacks, and attacking it can disrupt its control over its host. It was never utilized in actual battle, though Guts is seen firing multiple arrows at it after the battle is over, just to be sure.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Guts manages to cut off his regular arm, causing him to fall to the ground and allow Guts to cleave his head into two.
  • Animated Armor: Nightmare has his appearance from Soul Calibur IV, where he was Inferno using Siegfried's discarded armor as a shell.
  • Artifact of Doom: Soul Edge is a cursed weapon that corrupts the bodies and souls of those exposed to its power and devours the souls of those killed by it to become more powerful. Boomstick compares it to The One Ring if it could slice people up and devour souls.
  • BFS: His iconic Soul Edge, which takes the form of a two-handed sword.
  • Blood Knight: Nightmare exists solely to find and kill powerful warriors so that Soul Edge can devour their souls and grow stronger.
  • The Corruption: Soul Edge's evil energy can corrupt those exposed to it into creatures called Malfested, and can even taint weapons and armor.
  • Demonic Possession: Anyone who grasps Soul Edge's hilt puts themselves at risk of becoming its next host. Inferno first used Cervantes as a host, but later became the demonic knight Nightmare when Siegfried Schtauffen took hold of the sword.
  • The Dreaded: Most people are rightfully terrified when they hear that the demonic knight who has slaughtered and consumed the souls of countless men, women and children without remorse to increase his own power is nearby.
  • Enemy Within: Siegfried struggled to escape Soul Edge's control, eventually breaking free 7 years after being possessed.
  • Eternal Recurrence: The Soul series' motto isn't "a tale of souls and swords, eternally retold" for nothing. Soul Edge awakens and claims a host to destroy/conquer the world. Soul Calibur awakens and claims a host to seal/shatter Soul Edge. Once Soul Edge regains enough power to take a new host, the cycle repeats, and it's been going on for millennia with neither weapon being powerful enough to fully destroy the other.
  • Evil Weapon: Soul Edge used to be a normal sword but after centuries of being soaked in blood it became a shapeshifting demonic weapon with its own mind and will.
  • Eye Beams: As Night Terror he can fire powerful energy beams from his eyes.
  • Flight: As Night Terror, Nightmare grows fiery wings and becomes, in the words of Boomstick, "fly-ier".
  • Ghost Pirate: His first host was a pirate named Cervantes de Leon. After stealing Soul Edge from another ship, the demonic sword possessed him and slaughtered an entire port town. Cervantes didn't have the strength Inferno was looking for, however, so he possessed another warrior after Cervantes was killed in battle.
  • Glass Cannon: Despite Nightmare being obviously more powerful than Guts, he had no way to defend himself from the massive Dragonslayer which can kill any supernatural demon, even an intangible spirit like Inferno.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Nightmare's eyes start glowing during his Blade Lock with Guts.
  • Go for the Eye: Soul Edge's core is its weakest point. Said core is the massive eye in its hilt. Guts doesn't exploit this, but once berserk he spams arrows at it.
  • Holy Burns Evil: The only times Soul Edge has canonically been destroyed were by holy weapons like Sophitia's Omega Sword and Soul Calibur. Guts' Dragonslayer, while not exactly holy, does fit the bill for a demon-slaying weapon though.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Boomstick actually feels sorry for Nightmare due to how often a Master Swordsman wielding a sword capable of destroying Soul Edge shows up. Unfortunately for Nightmare, Guts and his Dragonslayer's ability to harm astral beings like Inferno fit that description.
  • Leitmotif: Legend Unveiled, Chaos and Cosmos and Lord of Terror from Soulcalibur V, Hellfire, Eternal Struggle, and Hubris from Soul Calibur II, and Destiny Will Tell and Reign Of Doom from Soul Calibur IV play during his analysis.
  • Legacy Character: Nightmare is the moniker given to the wielder of Soul Edge. The first person to use it was the German knight Siegfried Schtauffen. After Siegfried was freed from Soul Edge's control and sealed it using Soul Calibur, Inferno possessed his discarded armor and became the second Nightmare. When Siegfried defeated Inferno and destroyed Soul Edge, the sword eventually reformed and claimed a new host, Graf Dumas. Wiz and Boomstick make a point of stating that Guts is experienced enough to not try wielding an obviously demonic weapon, averting this.
  • Master Swordsman: Nightmare possesses Soul Edge's knowledge of multiple fighting styles and various weapons, though he prefers imitating Siegfried's swordsmanship and there's no questioning his ability with it.
  • Morph Weapon: Soul Edge reads the soul and memories of its wielder and can assume a form best suited to them. For Cervantes de Leon, it was a pair of longswords. For Siegfried, it was a zweihänder - which is its original and favorite form. For Pyrrha, it was a xiphos and shield.
  • No Canon for the Wicked: Averted, since Nightmare's profile mentions he killed Tira, which only happened in III's "Chronicles of the Sword" and his boss intro cutscene in IV, which are non-canon seeing how she's alive and well in V. The New Legends of Project Soul art/databook reveals that Nightmare and Night Terror are separate entities, though Death Battle goes with III's depiction of Night Terror as Nightmare's One-Winged Angel.
  • No Kill like Overkill: As Night Terror, he shoots Guts three times with his Eye Beams, stabs him through the chest with Soul Edge, and blasts him off with an explosion of fire through a tree just to be sure. Guts gets back up.
  • No-Sell: He tanks a point-blank cannonball to the face and shrugs it off.
  • Off with His Head!: Guts cleaves his head into two, killing him. Of course, Soul Edge still had something to say about that...
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Inferno desires to devour souls, all while leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: How he usually wields Soul Edge, and even more notable in that it's not his claw arm that does it.
  • One-Man Army: Nightmare is capable of defeating entire armies by himself in his weakest state.
  • One-Winged Angel: Night Terror, which is what he becomes when he obtains both Soul Edge and Soul Calibur and transforms into THE most powerful character in the Soul series according to the New Legends of Project Soul art/databook. He does it twice against Guts, one as the aforementioned Night Terror, and again when Inferno is released from Soul Edge.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Inferno, the existence within Soul Edge and Nightmare's will, is a fiery skeleton determined to drown the world in darkness, and is perfectly capable of interacting with the physical world by possessing either living beings or suits of armor.
  • Playing with Fire: He can conjure demonic flames and Inferno itself is made of fire. Inferno's final attack against Guts, fittingly enough, is a massive inferno to burn him alive, which Guts only survives by using the Berserker Armor.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His ultimate form, the Night Terror, grants him flaming wings and the power of flight.
  • The Power of Hate: Inferno was born from Soul Edge being bathed in the blood of countless warriors and soaked in their hatred, and grows more powerful from feeding on its host's own such feelings to take them over.
  • Red Baron: "The Azure Knight", due to his dark blue armor.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: With a host, he has red sclera and yellow irises, and without a host, he has glowing red eyes. Either way, he wouldn't be a true demonic knight born from the power of a cursed sword without them.
  • Resurrective Immortality: As long as Soul Edge and Inferno survives, Nightmare will never truly die, and the sword has constantly rebuilt itself even when it was seemingly destroyed for good. This proves to be a deciding portion of the fight, as Guts' Dragonslayer is a weapon capable of destroying a demon-like Inferno on the astral plane. That said, Inferno has been supposedly destroyed for good even in SoulCalibur canon by Soul Calibur and still came back, so perhaps it's simply a matter of time...
  • Reused Character Design: Due to the lack of sprites, Inferno is represented by a similar flaming fighting game antagonist, Cinder.
  • The Right Hand of Doom: That giant claw is just one of the biggest clues that he's not human anymore.
  • Self-Constructed Being: Soul Edge needs to possess a physical body, as using his true form, Inferno, puts him at risk at being destroyed for good.
  • Shock and Awe: He can also unleash bolts of lightning. During the match, he uses a lightning-enchanted upward slash to throw Guts into the air.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: Soul Edge cuts and consumes the souls of its victims.
  • Sphere of Destruction: The Soul Wave, which Nightmare could use to devour hundreds of souls at once. During the match, Guts is blown across the battlefield when Nightmare uses it after smacking Guts into the air.
  • Stance System: Nightmare uses different stances in his fighting style, from holding it with two hands to slinging it across his back.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Weirdly, Boomstick admits Nightmare's a "poor guy", as seemingly no matter where he goes, someone wielding Soul Calibur shows up out of nowhere to get in his way of conquering/destroying the world.
  • Take Over the World: Nightmare almost conquered the world on numerous occasions, but a warrior always seemed to show up and stop him in the end.
  • Thinking Up Portals: When Soul Edge is at full power, Nightmare can use it to open a portal to Astral Chaos, the inner world of the Soul Swords.
  • Too Many Mouths: In his form from III he has a mouth across his torso and one in his shoulder.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: Nightmare's monstrous appearance is a result of his Malfestation, or affliction with Soul Edge's cursed energy.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Soul Edge has been shattered by Sophitia's holy Omega Sword, and at least twice by Soul Calibur, though it always comes back. With its shards disbursed all over the world, Nightmare journeyed to gather them and strengthen Soul Edge to its full power.
    • At the beginning of the fight, Nightmare reunites Soul Edge's shards to complete its true form. Later, Guts, powered by the Berserker Armor, manages to cleave through Inferno and shatter Soul Edge. As Soul Edge and Inferno are the beings behind Nightmare, this also means that it's a victory for Guts. Even so, it still doesn't preclude the possibility of Soul Edge eventually reforming.
  • Yandere: Soul Edge is obsessed with either reclaiming or killing Siegfried - which Boomstick even compares to a crazy ex-girlfriend - and goes out of its way to mimic his fighting style.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He killed his most loyal servant, Tira, when he no longer had use for her.note 
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: The Soul Edge hungers for souls and could devour hundreds at once with Soul Wave. Guts somehow survives it to keep fighting, though it blasts him backwards.

    Iron Man VS Lex Luthor 

Iron Man (Tony Stark)

Iron Man: "My turn."
Iron Man voiced by: Chuck Huber
J.A.R.V.I.S. voiced by: Jay Britton

The Armored Avenger

  • A God Am I: After equipping the Endo-Sym suit, Tony paraphrases one of his more memetic post-Inversion quotes and sneers that he's not playing God... all his life he was merely playing human.
  • The Alcoholic: Tony has struggled with alcoholism for years, including in the famous "Demon In A Bottle" story arc.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Captured by enemy forces in Afganistan, Tony had shrapnel stuck in his heart. The terrorists who held him would safely remove it- if he built weapons for them. If not, he would be left to die. Tony took the third option and built a prototype Iron man suit to free himself from captivity.
  • The Atoner: Tony became Iron Man as a way to atone for his years as an arms dealer.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: As covered in the Desk of Death Battle episode "Tony Stark's Tumor is Smarter than you", his Extremis enhancile was taken over by Ultron, who reshaped his body into a duplicate of Janet van Dyne's. Ms. Marvel and Janet herself wasted no time in poking fun at him once he was returned to normal.
  • Attack Drone: The on-board intelligence system could summon the other suits into battle and have them fight alongside Iron Man.
  • Badass Boast: In response to Luthor's "Reason You Suck" Speech upon equipping the Endo-Sym Armor:
    "I don't know, Lex. Being a God can't be too hard. I mean... I'm the most intelligent, capable person on the planet. I'm not playing God. All this time, I've been playing human."
  • BFG: Post-fight, Tony uses the Proton Cannon to vaporize what's left of Lex's War Suit.
  • Blood Knight: In comparison to Lex, who views fighting as a last resort, Tony enjoys fighting and has more experience in combat.
  • The Cameo: Appears during Black Widow's rundown in Black Widow vs. Widowmaker.
  • Chest Blaster: The Uni-Beam, an RT node-powered "searchlight" capable of projecting beams in virtually every light spectrum, most commonly used to fire extremely powerful beams of energy.
  • Child Prodigy: He was a very gifted child. At 19 years old, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with top honors, majoring in both Physics and Engineering.
  • Composite Character: He combines aspects of his Earth-616 self with those of his MCU and various animated counterparts.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has armor for every situation and all of them can be remoted delivered to him.
  • Cyborg: Tony has a Repulsor Tech node installed in his chest that grants him an array of powers even without his suit, though these weren't factored into the fight. For some time, he was augmented by the Extremis enhancile, which made him a technopath and developed the Bleeding Edge armor as an extension of that. His current armor, the Endo-Sym, is a cybernetically-augmented symbiote, and he's injected himself with Extremis 3.0.
  • David Versus Goliath: When the fight begins with Tony in his Mark 13 armor, Lex towers over him. The role gets reversed when Tony dons the Hulk Buster.
  • Deadpan Snarker: True to his character, he snarks just as much as Lex gloats.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: His parents died in a car crash, leaving him as the sole heir to Stark Industries.
  • EMP: Tony uses it in the beginning of the fight to shut down Lex's forcefields.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He dons the Endo-Sym armor in the final moments of the battle.
  • Energy Absorption: While most of his suits can absorb electromagnetic energy, the Endo-Sym Armor takes it even further, capable of even absorbing Energy Beings. It single-handedly renders most of Lex's technology useless, and easily shuts down Lex's armor by draining all the energy from it.
  • Fiction 500: Stark Industries was once a leading firm in weapon development of the US military: the most expensive military budget of any nation in the world. Even after changing to more peaceful technological interests, it remains one of the richest research facilities on the planet.
  • Flying Firepower: The Iron Man armor allows both high-speed flight and high-level destructive capabilities.
  • Fragile Speedster: His Mark 13 and Endo-Sym are notably faster than Lex, but the former was easily overpowered in an upfront fight and its weapons couldn't even scratch Lex's suit.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Iron Man made his first armored suit and its power generator "in a cave, with a box of scraps". In the first film, Iron Monger's scientists could not recreate the Arc Reactor (Repulsor Tech Node in the comics) power generator even with an unlimited budget. He's since built more than 50 suits of increasingly advanced Powered Armor, as well as his own versions of the nanotech super-serum Extermis.
  • Hand Blast: The Iron Man armor's signature weapon are "repulsors", muon beams fired from the disc-shaped lenses set in the palms of the armor's gauntlets.
  • Hero Insurance: Adverted. Tony has to pay for all the damage he causes, though he also claims that Lex has to pay up as well. Pepper Potts calls him, asking why Tony gave her so much money.
  • Imported Alien Phlebotinum: Has had the opportunity to assimilate tech from alien races in the Marvel universe, including his Thor-Buster Armor which uses Asgardian Magitek, not to mention Tony was once a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy which gave him even more opportunities to study - and "borrow" - alien tech. The Endo-Sym suit, which Stark uses in the battle, incorporates "building blocks" from a symbiote, an amorphous extraterrestrial parasite familiar to readers of Spider-Man.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Tony's victory was attributed to his basic armors being designed to adapt to most situations and having multiple armors available for any opponent.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Type 1: Tony's parents, Howard and Maria Stark, wanted to have a child, but the couple struggled to conceive. They were able to find a workaround by getting help from an alien to generically engineer a child. Their biological child ended up being iron-lung bound Tyke Bomb Arno Stark, so in the end, they adopted Tony.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tony has a bit of a bad habit of recklessly charging straight into danger without thinking or caring about potential consequences. According to the hosts, this is both a strength and weakness as he pushes his tech past its limits, which can either allow him to achieve his goal or fail miserably. In the fight itself, he continues to fight even as his power supply runs dangerously low, and while it destroys Lex's forcefield it nearly killed him when Lex brought out the Kill Sat.
  • Leitmotif: "Opening" from Marvel Anime: Iron Man, "Mark I", "Mark II", and "Driving with the Top Down" from the 2008 Iron Man film, and "Opening" from Iron Man: The Animated Series play during his analysis.
  • MacGuffin: Pepper Pott's garage has a lot of interesting objects from other franchises. The Kryptonite that Lex tried to steal was in the same case as a Keyblade and all seven Dragon Balls. A Gundam is destroyed, but to Iron Man's surprise, it's less expensive than the Batmobile, which Lex recognizes.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: He attempts this, but they get reflected by Lex's shields and end up damaging all of Pepper's expensive items.
  • Meta Mecha: Tony gets in the Hulkbuster while wearing his Modular Armor.
  • Mighty Glacier: The Hulkbuster is much slower than most of Iron Man's suits, but makes up with strength comparable to the Incredible Hulk. It's the only armor strong to break through Lex's shields.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He is an alcoholic (though he's trying to remain sober), very arrogant, and a womanizer.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His occasionally reckless way of thinking has caused unforeseen consequences, such as starting a Superhero Civil War.
  • No Body Left Behind: Finishes off Luthor this way- he absorbs the Warsuit's power with the Endo-Sym suit and pulls Lex out of it, before throwing him into the air and vaporizing him with a supercharged Uni-Beam.
  • Oblivious Adoption: For more than 30 years Tony Stark believed himself to be the son of Howard and Maria Stark... until he learned he was adopted as a surrogate for his adoptive brother, Arno.
  • Oh, Crap!: After killing Lex, Tony has a subdued reaction of panic and dread when he realised that the fight destroyed the warehouse that Pepper owned and attempted to have J.A.R.V.I.S. tell her he's busy.
  • Phlebotinum Breakdown: In moments of desperation, Tony pushes his suits beyond their limits, which can cause them to shut down. His Mark 13 slowly loses power over the fight, and in the Hulk Buster Lex weakens it by overloading his systems. Tony puts all its power into the suit's arms and legs to destroy Lex's forcefield, but it shuts down before he could bash Lex's face in. However, with the Endo-Sym, Tony doesn't have to worry about running out of power, especially due to its Energy Absorption abilities.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Downplayed. He beats Lex but destroyed a warehouse owned by Pepper in the process of which its contents, which included a replica of the RX-78-2 Gundam and a Batmobile, costed a grand total of 5 billion dollars and considering his conversation with Pepper about that, he's more than likely going to be in the doghouse for a while.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Here's the big one!" Earlier, he also had "Goodnight, cue-ball!", but his suit ran out of power before he could throw the punch.
  • Powered Armor: Tony's built more than 50 suits for himself, and occasionally for other heroes. In general, they come with Super Strength, Super Speed, and an AI system known as J.A.R.V.I.S. His most used suit is the adaptable Modular Armor, which also has a casing called the Hulk Buster.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: During the battle, he launches a flurry of punches on the Lexsuit that doesn't even leave a scratch, making Luthor gloat about how invincible his Powered Armor is.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Hands these out twice in the battle. The first time was the Mark 13 vs Lex's suit. The results were...not very effective. The second time was more effective as Tony uses the Hulkbuster's strength and remaining power to give a barrage of punches that finally destroys Lex's shields.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Endo-Sym suit's eyes and RT Nodes glow red when it's in attack mode.
  • Red Is Heroic: Most of Iron Man's suits are red and gold.
  • Rocket Boots: He flies using jets built into the soles of his boots, though he also uses the RT Nodes on his suit's palms for additional stabilization.
  • Special Guest: Chuck Huber, everybody.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Tony summons his Proton Cannon from the Marvel vs. Capcom series to destroy Lex's armor after winning the match.
  • Strong and Skilled: Tony has had years of experience as a hero and many of his suits are capable of or specifically designed to fight against some of his world's heavy hitters. This gave him a major advantage over Luthor, as while Luthor's battle armor was stronger and tougher than most of Tony's suits, the difference wasn't large enough to totally outclass him. Plus Luthor has far less combat experience and his obsession with Superman meant most of his suit's arsenal was based on Kryptonite. This meant Tony could hold out long enough to summon the right suit to perfectly counter all of Lex's weapons.
  • Super Intelligence: Tony's already improbably-high IQ has been augmented by the RT node in his chest, making him smarter than Reed Richards, to the point that he can divide his consciousness in three to multitask more efficiently.
  • Super Strength: Most Iron Man armors can lift 100 tons. The Hulkbuster armor is strong enough to match The Incredible Hulk one-on-one, the same guy who lifted a 150 billion-ton mountain. Unfortunately, it's not quite powerful enough to break through Lex's Forcefields, which are tough enough to handle blows from Superman who, even when weakened by kryptonite, has nearly unlimited strength. The only time they managed to was when Tony diverted all power to the arms for an attack, and he was unable to capitalize on it because he was out of power thanks to one of Lex's earlier attacks.
  • Super Toughness: His suits have survived multiple nuclear explosions. It's what saves him from Lex's Kill Sat attack.
  • The Symbiote: The Model 51 "Endo-Sym" suit was created using "building blocks" taken from a symbiote, most likely Venom.
  • Upper-Class Twit: After his parents' deaths, Tony started to act like one. While he did continue using Stark Industries to supply military equipment, he would spend his endless amount of money frivolously until he got captured in Afganistan.
  • Walking Armory: In addition to his trademark Repulsors and Unibeam, the Iron Man armor comes equipped with an array of lasers, missiles, and plasma cannons.

Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor: "You know what happens when you take on Lex Luthor?! The same thing that's gonna happen to Superman!"
Voiced by: Gianni Matragrano

Arch-Nemesis of Superman

  • A God I Am Not: Lex normally sees Superman's godly power as a threat to mankind and wants to prove that mankind can survive without him.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Superman. Lex feels that the public is over-reliant on Superman's heroism and that this will make humans became a weaker race. His humanist beliefs are so extreme that he wishes to destroy Superman and take over the world as the rule of humanity.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Subverted, you would think his exposed head would be a glaring flaw in his warsuit's design, but it actually has an invisible forcefield protecting it.
  • Badass Bookworm: He battles Superman without having godlike powers of his own beyond his superhuman intelligence.
  • Bald of Evil: Lex has no strand of hair on his head, and he's evil to the core.
  • Balls of Steel: Iron Man punches him in the groin at one point, but Lex's suit is too tough.
  • Bond One-Liner: Subverted, as he just assumed Tony was dead, but after he crushes Tony with an iron crate containing the Hulk Buster:
    Thanks for the fun, Stark. It was... smashing."
  • Boom, Headshot!: Since his face isn't covered up with anything, it'd be safe to assume that hitting him in the noggin would hurt him a lot. Fortunately, the forcefield surrounding the Warsuit protects it, and the reason why it's exposed is that Lex REALLY wants people to know who is kicking their asses today.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the CEO of Lexcorp, which has dirty business as its only business.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The reason for his loss to Iron Man. His weapons are very effective against Kryptonians like Superman but are only alright versus everything else.
  • Defiant to the End: Lex's pride is so intense that even when he was near death, with his limbs amputated, missing an eye and impaled in multiple areas, he refused to ask Superman to help him and instead denounced him.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: As powerful as the suit is, it isn't strong enough to overpower the invincible Superman. But Lex, being Superman's arch-enemy, designed the suit to have kryptonite weapons and energy beams to even the odds.
  • Driven by Envy: Lex's Pride and desire to be better than Superman are both a blessing and a curse. Boomstick admirably talks about when he refused Superman's help after getting crushed by a meteor, turning him into a bloody, limbless mess and sought out other ways to repair his body. On the flipside, Wizard brings up how he gained unlimited power by fusing with the Zone Child, on the condition that he could not use the power to harm anyone. He still tried to use his power to harm Superman, so the Man of Steel beat the power out of him.
  • Energy Ball: When the fight meets its climax, Lex tries to throw a Kryptonite powered on at Tony. Since he's in his Endo-Sym suit, it's all in vain.
  • Evil Counterpart: Lex is essentially a cross between this and an Alternate Company Equivalent to Tony Stark since like Tony, Lex is a highly intelligent mechanic and renowned head of his own corporation, he uses Powered Armor for combat like Tony and in some stories has shown to fear what superhumans could do to the human race if they went rogue, A situation Tony Stark once feared himself.
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • That time he stole forty cakes is mentioned. That's as many as four tens...and that's terrible.
    • He also gave up his chance of being a god since he couldn't use his powers to harm Superman.
  • Evil Gloating: Virtually all of his dialogue to Tony is this, even during the parts where Tony gains the upper hand, he is still reeking of smugness. In a way, this is a weakness as he allows Tony to attack him while Lex himself does more talking than actually defending himself.
  • Fiction 500: Not only is Lexcorp wealthy enough to rival Waynetech (Batman's company) but normally gets funding from Metropolis and the US government, even more so when Lex is president.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: The War Suit is built with a flamethrower.
  • Flying Firepower: Considering one of his arch-nemesis abilities is flight, flying would have to be a given for his personal power armor. It is also armed to the teeth with a wide variety of Kryptonite weapons and powerful energy beams designed to defeat not only Superman but anyone who may stand in his way.
  • For the Evulz: Lex is sometimes depicted as a complicated villain, but normally he's a stereotypical madman who does evil for the sake of evil. It's very common to see Lex go mad with power.
  • Forcefield: His suit comes equipped with them. When in the Mark 13, Tony uses an EMP to shut it down. When Lex brings it up again, the Hulk Buster is strong enough to smash it.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Grew up in the rundown Suicide Slum with Abusive Parents. He rigged his parent's car brakes so that they would die in an accident, later using the life insurance money to start his own company. As an adult, he became one of the richest men in the world, using his riches and technology to try and put Superman out of commission.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Lex is a technological and engineering genius, building and designing devices light-years ahead of the norm.
  • Greed: It should be noted that his lust for wealth and power makes him the single greediest man on the DC Earth when the Orange Light of Avarice needed to deputize an Orange Lantern, Lex was who it chose.
  • Hand Blast: Lex's Battlesuit could fire energy blasts powered by Kryptonite generators.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Invoked, Lex wants his enemies to know exactly who beat them. He's not dumb, however, his force field serves as head protection anyway.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Lex's attempt at crushing Tony with a supposedly random crate from his perspective only ended up giving Tony the opportunity to don the Hulkbuster which was inside.
  • Immune to Mind Control: One of his feats is listed as having greater mind control resistance than Deathstroke.
  • Imported Alien Phlebotinum: Lex's War Suit was created by the alien god Darkseid, then further enhanced with the alien supercomputer Brainiac's tech and Luthor's own designs.
  • Insufferable Genius: He boasts himself as the greatest genius around.
  • Kill Sat: Has multiple ones stationed in orbit around the planet for "playing a game of space-laser-hot-potato". He attempts to use it to kill Iron Man, but it fails.
  • Kryptonite Factor: His suit taking advantage of Superman's weakness is actually a flaw in the context of this fight: it may be Superman's Achilles' Heel, but it is only lethal against Kryptonians. It isn't as effective against normal humans like Tony.
  • Laser Blade: Luthor's Powered Armor could produce gauntlet blades made of energy.
  • Leitmotif: Metropolis from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Betrayal, Revenge, and Murder, Joker's Game/Earth Battle, and Justice is Done from Injustice: Gods Among Us and Opening Theme from Superman/Batman: Public Enemies play during his analysis.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Lex does almost nothing but gloat when his energy barrier blocks Iron Man's attacks. While the Hulkbuster broke through the shield, the energy required to do so drained the Hulkbuster's battery.
  • Mad Scientist: Lex has a temper and superiority complex that has made him obsessed with world conquest or just killing Superman to prove his superiority to the 'Man of Steel'.
  • Man of Kryptonite: The Warsuit is festooned with Kryptonite to make it the perfect weapon to fight Superman.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: Slams Tony into the ground before throwing him at a Gundam.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's notably slower than Iron Man (ironic, given who the Warsuit is built for), but his superior strength and durability gave Tony one hell of a fight. His armor and forcefield are strong enough to resist blows from Superman. Even when weakened by kryptonite, Superman's strength is absurdly powerful. Iron Man had few options in penetrating this defense, even the Hulkbuster's strength, which is implied to be weaker than Superman's, almost couldn't pierce the force-field alone. In fact, Iron Man's normal suit, which can lift 100 tons, couldn't punch through or even dent Lex's armor.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Boomstick briefly gets the wrong idea when Wiz mentions the time he merged with the Zone Child.
  • No Body Left Behind: On the receiving end, after being pulled out of his Warsuit and vaporized by a supercharged uni-beam.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Lex vastly prefers to place his opponents in unwinnable situations rather than engage in direct conflict, though he does have the tools to fight against godlike beings like Superman. This was a factor in his loss. Since Lex sees physical combat as beneath him except as a last resort, he has far less combat experience compared to Tony.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Lex is highly skilled in a variety of scientific fields.
  • Poke the Poodle: Boomstick mentions the time Lex took forty cakes (the Trope Namer for And That's Terrible!) and Wiz even confirms that the action was indeed canon.
  • Powered Armor: His suit was built by Darkseid on Apokalips, though he's personally upgraded it since acquiring it.
  • President Evil:
  • Pride: It's about as big as his Greed and it shows throughout his personality, from being an Insufferable Genius to leaving his face unmasked by his suit so no doubt's beating the other guy up.
  • Punch Catch: Does this to the Hulkbuster Armor when it breaks through his Forcefield; however, said armor runs out of power before we can see if it actually would have mattered.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Lex's favorite colors are green and purple, considering how often they turn up in his clothes and tech.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a pretty epic one to Tony as he's charging up for the killing blow.
    Fool. You're just like all the rest- building a suit to save the world, trying to play God. Let me tell you something, Stark! There's only man in the world meant to play such a role: me.
  • Robot Buddy: He has many robots, one, in particular, was able to break him out of a prison cell and carved perfectly crafted stars by reading Moby-Dick [[at a high-frequency level.
  • Robot Girl: Another one of his robots is based on Lois Lane that he created for "sex and murder".
  • Self-Made Orphan: Lex had abusive parents... until he cut the brakes on their car, resulting in a car "accident". This also gave him the capital to start his rise to being one of the DC Universe's greatest billionaires.
  • Smug Snake: His dialogue invokes this a lot.
  • The Social Darwinist: Lex's philosophy is that only the strongest and smartest specimens of mankind are worth living, with only he himself being worthy of guiding them into future. Superman's existence fundamentally conflicts with this philosophy.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Lex raises his voice when he delivers his A God Am I speech. Justified, because he's charging up a gigantic satellite laser ball, and he wants to make sure his voice is the last thing Tony hears before he dies.
  • Super Intelligence: This is the reason why a man without any superpowers can be considered Superman's greatest and most iconic villain over even guys like Darkseid. His exact level of intelligence varies depending on the story, but he's generally considered to be one of the smartest men in the DC Universe.
  • Super Strength: He built the thing to fight Superman after all, and while it can't quite reach the Man of Steel's level, when combined with the Kryptonite-lasers and weaponry it can certainly hold its own.
    • Outside of his armor, he injected his body with a Kryptonite steroid to give him superhuman strength and durability.
  • Super Toughness: Again, the suit was made to fight Superman. While it has been destroyed by the Man of Steel before, when combined with its Forcefields it can take one hell of a beating before that happens, and it's telling when none of Stark's attacks actually seem to damage it. Tony had to rip Lex straight out of the suit to finish him off and be certain. Beforehand, he threw everything he had, even the Hulkbuster, at Lex and it didn't even gain a scratch.
  • Take Over the World: If he ever kills Superman, he plans on advancing humanity as the universe's dominate species by being the ruler of the world.
  • They Called Me Mad!: Lex sees superhumans as a threat and is an enemy of the Justice League and Superman partially because of this. He fears (or claims) that the superhumans will destroy or take over humanity. He sometimes sees himself as a hero because of this.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Lex has used the Lexsuit for only a handful amount of times and so has almost no combat experience, yet at the same time his technology and armor are strong enough to go up against both Kryptonian (due to his kryptonite weapons) and non-Kryptonian Justice League members. Iron Man, who has much more experience than Lex, had trouble overpowering him. Even the Hulkbuster had difficulties overpowering Lex. Unfortunately for Lex, Tony's suits were not only strong enough to hold their own despite the power difference, but Tony's far greater combat experience and a large number of varied suits meant that it was only a matter of time before Tony figured out a way to get past his suits defense.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: A major reason why he lost to Iron Man. Lex generally avoids using combat as a means to an end, and is not experienced in combat as say, Tony, who revels in it. When Tony used either the Hulkbuster or Endo-Sym armors to even the odds between them, Lex was easily overpowered and had to resort to frying Tony's batteries to try and get an edge.
  • You Bastard!: Boomstick responds as such after mentioning Lex's theft of forty cakes and getting confirmation from Wiz that it was canon.

    Beast VS Goliath 

Beast (Hank McCoy)

Beast: "'With faint heart, averted feet, and many a tear in our opposed path to persevere'... A minor poet for a minor obstacle."

The Blue Genius of the X-Men

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: His claws are sharp enough to rend through wood, stone, and even some metals.
  • Attack on the Heart: Goliath tears his heart out before bisecting him.
  • Badass Bookworm: When not taking down mutant baddies, he can be found spending his time reading William Shakespeare.
  • Badass Pacifist: Beast usually solves problems in a non-confrontational manner, relying on his teammates to throw punches while he deduces a plan to overcome their enemies.
  • Badass Teacher: When he rejoined the X-Men, he dedicated his life to helping young mutants by becoming a teacher at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
  • Beast Man: Hank McCoy's primary mutation was oversized hands and feet, dexterous toes, superhuman strength, and superhuman reflexes. When his mutation was artificially accelerated it increased his already impressive physical attributes, as well as covering his body in thick blue fur, giving him an ape-like appearance. A tertiary mutation transformed him into a cat-man, though he's since reverted to his ape-man form.
  • Being Good Sucks: He knows that as a mutant, he can never be fully accepted by society. Still, as a teacher and a member of the X-Men, that doesn't stop him from trying to bridge the gap between mutants and humans.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally, Beast is calm and non-violent, but when angered enough, he'll go into an uncontrollable rage where's he's a danger to even his closest friends.
  • Cat Folk: A tertiary mutation left him looking like a burly anthropomorphic blue feline for a while. This is mentioned in his preview, but it's also mentioned that he's always reverted to his more recognizable ape-like form, which is used in the episode.
  • Combat Parkour: Beast's signature fighting-style, having the strength of a gorilla and agility surpassing that of an Olympic-level gymnast.
  • Family of Choice: Beast was able to find where he belonged with the X-Men, using his abilities to fight for both humans and mutants alike.
  • Fantastic Racism: Mutants aren't always treated as equals in the X-Men universe, with much of the public fearing them. Hank tried to hide the signs of his mutation all his life, but once his differences were discovered, he was shunned by his classmates was kicked out of school. He still faces prejudice in his adult years as a member of the X-Men.
  • Genius Bruiser: He looks like a super-strong brute but he's also one of the smartest scientific minds of the Marvel Universe.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Tried to use his PhD in Mutant Genetics to find a cure for his mutation ... instead his "cure" caused his mutation to accelerate turning him into the blue Beast Man he is today.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Goliath rips him in half after punching through his chest.
  • Handy Feet: Is completely quadridextrous, able to use his feet just as capably as his hands.
  • Healing Factor: Like many other Marvel characters, he has this, although it can take him hours to heal from major wounds, and he cannot regenerate lost limbs or organs. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't have that type of time to recover in a one-on-one fight to the death.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The car he threw at Goliath was used against him: When Golaith throws the front of it at Beast, the X-Man cleaves through it in mid-air, allowing Goliath to slam him into the ground and tear at his chest.
  • In a Single Bound: Can jump over 25 feet into the air.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: He broke up with his girlfriend Vera Cantor to protect her from violent, anti-mutant bigots.
  • Jack of All Stats: Compared to most others in his universe, Beast has fair super strength, speed, durability, endurance, and agility. Not to the same extent as speedsters or powerhouses, but enough to matter. Too bad he lacks combat experience to use that to its fullest.
  • Leitmotif: Main Theme from the 2000 X-Men film, Hope from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Main Theme from the 1992 X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon, Magma's Danger Room Test (Action) and New York City (Quiet) from X-Men Legends play during his analysis.
  • Made of Iron: Is heavily resistant to impact blows, although he has no special defense against gunfire or slashing weapons (like knives or claws). Also, due to his mutant physiology Beast's body produces fatigue toxins much slower than a normal human's, meaning he can perform strenuous actions for a much, much longer period of time. However, this isn't enough to last until sunrise, costing him his life.
  • Man Bites Man: His teeth got longer and sharper after his mutation, and he's not above using them.
  • The Medic: Despite the fact he is actually a biophysicist and geneticist, he acts as the medical doctor for the X-Men.
  • Mutants: His powers come from being a carrier of an active X-Gene, a natural hereditary trait that causes some people in the Marvel Universe to develop superpowers.
  • Natural Weapon: Beast has a retractable, 3" razor-sharp claw at the tip of each finger and toe.
  • Off with His Head!: Posthumously on the receiving end. Goliath was kind enough to dump the rest in a trash can.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Has legitimate Ph.D.s in biophysics and genetics (specializing in mutant genetics), but is also quite well-versed in theoretical physics, quantum mechanics, differential equations, anatomy, biomedicine, analytical chemistry, nanotechnology, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the same kind of time sunk into combat, while Goliath does, which is one of the reasons Beast lost.
  • Off with His Head!: Goliath is still holding onto his head as he turns to stone.
  • Renaissance Man: In addition to his love for science and technology, Hank McCoy has a passion for literature (which he quotes often), philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, art and art history, anthropology, language and linguistics (which he can fluently speak several), music, political science, and economics.
  • Rolling Attack: Similar to Blanka, he propels himself toward Goliath like a spinning ball.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: One of his defining features is speaking with a vocabulary far above the level of his teammates.
  • Super Intelligence: Is one of the smartest men on the planet, able to match wits with the likes of Charles Xavier and Reed Richards, although it has always been left ambiguous if his super smarts were natural or part of his mutation.
  • Super Reflexes: Between his natural abilities and training with the X-Men, Beast is capable of evading gunfire and can even counter some super-beings with Super Speed.
  • Super Senses: Can track someone by scent or sound over great distances, his feet are so sensitive he can feel small vibrations or electronic pulse through the floor or walls, and his tertiary mutation gave him Innate Night Vision.
  • Super Speed: Beast can run over 40 miles per hour for short bursts.
  • Super Strength: He could smash through a tank, hit the ground hard enough to create earth-shattering shock waves, lift and throw cars, and move a solid gold oak tree estimated to weigh over 60 tons. However, Wiz points out at the end that Beast didn't actually lift the entire 60+ ton golden tree off the ground, meaning it wasn't something that surpasses his usual strength feats.
  • Wall Crawl: When he slams Goliath into the side of a skyscraper, he chases after him, bounding like a gorilla.


Goliath: "My name is Goliath, and I belong to no one!"
Renard: "Stop whining!"
Goliath: "A gargoyle doesn't whine... He roars!"

The Gargoyle Who Gives New Meaning to the Phrase 'Tough as Stone'

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: His claws are capable of digging into solid rock and steel. This is how he and other gargoyles climb buildings and cliffs, by digging their claws into the surface and climbing up.
    • Since his claws can hallow out stone, he's able to tear Beast in two easily.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: To quote Boomstick, he has "a voice so sexy, it turns humans into stone." Considering he's voiced by Keith David, that's not really a surprise.
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: Is the biggest and strongest of the Castle Wyvern/Manhattan clan of Gargoyles and for that reason, he is also their leader.
  • Badass Baritone: One of his defining features is his deep voice, being voiced by Keith David.
  • Badass Bookworm: He can usually be found going through the books in his castle's library.
  • Being Good Sucks: Goliath's clan protects Manhattan, but it's a pretty thankless job. Outside of his human allies, there are very few who aren't scared off due to their appearances.
  • Brains Evil, Brawn Good: Averted. While he is indeed inhumanly strong, he is also an incredibly wise and cunning individual. His preferred past-time is sitting in his castle reading a wide array of subjects, including the works of Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky.
  • Berserk Button: Harming a member of his clan (including honorary members such as Elisa) causes him to fly into a rage and ignore his moral code. And considering he has not only has claws sharp enough to dig into solid stone/leave gouges in steel and is strong enough to lift cars/crush guns between his hands as if they were made of play-doh, his enemies quickly come to regret pushing that button.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Goliath is usually mild-mannered, but harming any of his clan will force him to go into an unstoppable rage.
  • Car Fu: Beast throws a car a Goliath before leaping towards him. Goliath corresponds by swinging the fender towards him.
  • Curse Escape Clause: The wizard Magus put a magic spell on Goliath's clan to turn to stone until Castle Wyvern "rises above the clouds". That wasn't a metaphor- when the castle was lifted to the top of a skyscraper, the gargoyles were able to break free of their curse.
  • Fantastic Racism: The very humans the gargoyles sworn to protect considered Goliath and his clan as monstrous and beneath them. This only got worse when an ally betrayed Castle Wyvern in an attempt to give the Gargoyles a better life, ending with the death many of his clan members.
  • The Fettered: Goliath follows a strong moral code of protecting the weak at even the cost of his own life, even if those under his protection are Ungrateful Bastards.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: The Gargoyles were turned to stone for a thousand years, but were actually able to adapt to life in the nineties quickly. Their ability to glide off of tall structures, for example, was well suited for the vast city they currently live in.
  • Flight: Averted. He and the other gargoyles may be able to use their wings to glide, but can't actually fly with them. Supposedly; Wiz and Boomstick call bullshit on this claim, showing clips of gargoyles weaving through the air as easily as birds. The only limitation this "gliding" seems to present is being unable to take off from the ground.
  • Genius Bruiser: A tall, broad and inhumanly strong warrior, but he spends his free time reading in his home castle's library, with it being stated he likes Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky.
  • Informed Flaw: Wiz and Boomstick call out the entire "gargoyles only glide" tidbit by showing the instances where Goliath clearly flies wherever and however he wants regardless of wind direction and speed, with his only limitation being that he needs to jump off from an elevated position to take off.
  • Interspecies Romance: Goliath is romantically involved with the human detective and Secret-Keeper Elisa Maza.
  • The Leader: Of the Castle Wyvern/Manhattan clan of gargoyles, a position held by his mentor Hudson before him.
  • Leitmotif: Intro Theme, Suit 1, and Suit 2 from Gargoyles play during his analysis.
  • Long-Lived: Gargoyles age at a slower rate than humans. Goliath, despite being (biologically) 66, appears to be in the gargoyle equivalent of his thirties.
  • Made of Iron: Has survived taking hits from anti-aircraft guns and only receives a superficial cut on the palm of his hand after catching and gripping a sword blade.
  • Natural Weapon: Has claws sharp and strong enough to leave deep gouges in solid rock and even solid steel.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: He is the leader of the Castle Wyvern/Manhattan clan of gargoyles.
  • The Power of the Sun: Absorbs solar radiation while in his stone sleep, which is hypothesized by Dr. Anton Sevarius to be, in combination with their diet, what gives their bodies the necessary energy to function.
  • Protectorate: He and his clan were initially charged with the protection of a 10th-century Scottish castle. In return, their allies would protect them during the day, as they turn to stone and are at their most vulnerable. 1000 years later, they safeguard the city of Manhattan. Goliath in particular is protective of his human love interest Elisa Maza.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Is stated to be 1,066 years old (though 1,000 of those years was spent in a magic-based suspended animation.)
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Unlike the cartoon, Goliath's sprite in the battle animation has red eyes. Beast should have paid heed to this warning, as picking a fight with Goliath spells his doom.
  • Super Speed: He's fast enough to keep up with enemies who use rocket-powered flight.
  • Super Strength: He can leave deep gouges in solid steel with a swing of his muscled arm, punch through robots with ease, and lift a car. He manages to tear Beast in half, from within, with his bare hands.
  • Taken for Granite: Like the other gargoyles, Goliath can only act during the night: when the sun breaks he is forcibly turned to stone until the following sunset. Due to a magic curse, he and the other surviving members of his clan were petrified day and night for 1000 years, until Castle Wyvern was raised above the clouds in 1994 by David Xanatos. The post-fight animation shows him turning back into stone while clutching Beast's severed head.
  • Taught by Experience: One of the major factors in his victory. Even factoring in the thousand years he spent in suspended animation, he's had decades more combat experience than Beast has had.
  • Time Travel: Has travelled through time on several occasions with the Pheonix Gate, including to World War II London where he engaged in aerial fights with Nazis.
  • Totally Radical: The fact the Manhattan Clan (plus Elisa Maza) have taken up the word "jalapeña"note  as a general exclamation is described as this. It's very nineties, you know?
  • Trauma Inn: The gargoyle's stone sleep, while leaving them vulnerable to attack during the day, heals all their ailments.
  • Wall Crawling: Goliath commonly scales buildings by digging his fingers into the stone frame to climb up.
  • Weakened by the Light: Sunlight forcibly turns gargoyles into stone. As such, the battle takes place after sunset, and fortunately for Goliath, he is capable of overpowering Beast before daybreak.
  • Winged Humanoid: He has a pair of massive bat-like wings that he can use to glide or perform a Double Jump.

    Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher 

Solid Snake (David)

Snake: "I'm no hero. Never was. Never will be."
Meryl: "You haven't changed at all, Snake."
Solid Snake voiced by: Christopher Sabat
Otacon voiced by: Brad Venable

The Legendary Soldier from Metal Gear

  • Aerosol Flamethrower: He first defeated Big Boss with nothing but a lighter and a can of hairspray.
    Boomstick: "History's greatest soldier, everyone!"
  • Badass Normal: He's destroyed giant machines and defeated the world's greatest soldier all while still being a normal man. He's still vulnerable to guns and knives like any other man.
  • Book Ends: "Piece of cake."
  • Broken Pedestal: On a mission to take down terroristic group Outer Heaven, Snake uncovered their secret Humongous Mecha Metal Gear, which could send a nuke anywhere in the world. He also discovered the leader of Out Heaven was none other than Big Boss, his "father" and the man who trained him.
  • Cain and Abel: It was prophesied that Snake will be destined to save the world, while his brother's fate was to destroy it.
  • Canon Discontinuity: If a fighter appears as a Guest Fighter in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, they usually bring it up in Death Battle, with varying degrees of seriousness. For Snake, they don't even mention it. Granted, considering the realistic tone of the fight and the more fantasy-style tone of Smash — the Fantasy Gun Control meant Snake's only weapons in Smash were anti-tank explosives — it would have made Sam's job a lot worse. Even without it, Snake more than held his own.
  • Clones Are People, Too: He's a clone of John, the founder of the mercenary group FOXHOUND and secret agent variously codenamed Naked Snake, Punished Snake, Venom Snake, and Big Boss.
  • Clone Degeneration: By the time he was 37, Snake looked like an elderly man thanks to his nanobots clashing with his genetically engineered body.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Obsesses over cardboard boxes, and during the fight itself uses one while talking to Otacon about how the mission's success hinges on his proper usage. At first, both Sam and Otacon think he's being an idiot, especially since Sam saw him walking away while in the box. However, it works, as Sam falls for the same trick used by Snake against Gekkos (using the box as a distraction and using the Octocamo to hide).
    Otacon: Snake, this is insane.
    Snake: Otacon, I'm not exaggerating when I say that the success of this mission hinges on how I use this cardboard box.
  • Comm Links: Snake uses the CODEC, a two-way internal radio system that allows the silent transfer of communications.
  • Composite Character: He's depicted as his Sons of Liberty incarnation, but has his Solid Eye and the Octocamo, a good counter to Sam's night-vision goggles. This was probably so Old Snake (who is so old and frail that he should really be dead according to Naomi) wouldn't be used to analyze his physique.
  • Cool Guns: Since he was trained to procure most weapons on-site as per FOXHOUND regulations, he prefers to travel light. He only uses one firearm throughout the fight: a 1911 Operator. While good for CQC, Snake is outclassed range-wise by Sam's SC-20K.
  • Darkened Building Shootout: Invokes this at the climax of the fight with Fisher, though it proves less than effective due to Sam's Multi-Vision Goggles.
  • Designer Babies: The Les Enfants Terribles project created 8 embryonic clones of Big Boss, but 6 of them were "scrambled" to strengthen the other two: Snake and his brother.
  • Determinator: Nothing, not even his body being degraded to the point to where he should really be dead, can stop Solid Snake from completing a mission.
  • In typical fashion of animator Torrian Crawford, Snake dodges Sam's SC-20K shots by acrobatically flipping his body around.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Before he became a member of FOXHOUND, he's been both a Green Beret and a CIA operative.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears the Solid Eye optical eyepatch in Metal Gear Solid 4 on his final mission to stop Liquid Ocelot. It allows him to easily keep track of Sam despite the latter's stealth skills. It also couldn't be disabled by Sam's EMP grenades since it's resilient enough to withstand 2 minutes worth of continuous radioactive bombardment.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: As shown in the rundown he has an IQ of 180.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The OctoCamo, a smart camouflage that matches the colour, texture, and temperature of Snake's surroundings, and does it so well that it even fools the Gecko Bots' night vision and infrared tracking. In the battle, it manages to fool Sam's Multi-Vision Goggles, but not the Sticky Cams since they could detect the electricity it runs on. Sam takes it out with an EMP.
  • Joke Item: The Cardboard Box seems like a simple hiding place for a high-tech elite spy-like Snake, but Snake obsesses over it anyways. Clearly, the octo-camo is a superior device for hiding. Even a simple box can be deceptive, as Sam didn't realize that Snake wasn't hiding inside the box later on.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: He tricks Sam into thinking he was using it as a hiding place when he was really using it as a decoy to distract him.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Subverted. It initially looks like Snake was killed when Sam shot his cardboard box while he's in the middle of praising its usefulness, but it turns out Snake was using the cardboard box as a decoy rather than as a hiding place.
  • Knife Fight: What the final round with Sam comes down to. Snake wins.
  • Leitmotif: Main Menu Introduction and Main Theme from Metal Gear Solid, Main Theme from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Saga from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots play during his analysis.
  • Made of Iron: Zigzagged. His Determinator status and training allow him to survive a lot of punishment, while one well-placed hit can put him down for good. Snake is slashed and shot, and while they are played up a bit, they do nothing to impede him.
  • Mission Control: Otacon provides field support for Snake during his missions. He helps Snake by hacking Anna's communications feed and crashing her airship.
  • Newcomer Saves the Day: He was only a rookie for FOXHOUND when he destroyed the first Metal Gear and uncovered Big Boss's involvement with Outer Heaven.
  • Old Soldier: His rapid ageing caused him to become one when he was just 37 years old.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's rarely referred to by his real name, David.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Eye emits a red glow a couple of times across the fight, to contrast Sam's green on his goggles.
  • Retired Badass: Tried retiring to Alaska to dog sled race, but being known as the world's greatest soldier, he keeps getting pulled into action because he's the only man who can pull off the impossible.
  • Serious Business: He makes it very clear to Otacon how valuable the Cardboard Box is after the latter complains about it's use.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Smokes a cigarette before confronting Sam for the last time, and has another one when he wins.
  • Static Stun Gun: The Stun Knife, which, as colorfully described by Boomstick, "is like if a taser and a knife had a baby". In the battle, he manages to stab Sam in the chest with it, leaving him wide open for Snake's killing blow.
  • Stealth Expert: It's what made FOXHOUND give him his now-legendary codename. His OctoCamo further improves his stealth capabilities. Sam is his superior here, and the combination of Sam's Multi-Vision Goggles, Sticky Cams, and EMP Grenades renders most of his stealth techniques and equipment ineffective. However, his Solid Eye does the same to Sam's stealth capabilities, and Snake far exceeds him in straight-up close combat, where Snake's CQC beats Sam's Krav Maga.
  • Super Soldier: He was cloned from Big Boss, the greatest soldier in the world. Snake has worked for many different operation forces, including the Green Berets, the Useful Notes/CIA, The US Army, and FOXHOUND.
  • Super Toughness: Described as "Tonka tough" by Boomstick, Snake was able to endure crawling through a microwave hallway for 3 minutes. A normal human's skin would melt off in that situation in 2-3 seconds. Though while he has astounding endurance, he can still be put down like any other man with a well placed bullet. This endurance helps him keep going even when shot in the stomach and later slashed across the chest by Fisher.
  • We Do the Impossible: He is regularly assigned to dismantle Humongous Mechas with nuclear capability. Boomstick even states he is the man who makes the impossible possible.
  • World's Best Warrior: Bested the greatest soldier in the world (and the man he was cloned from) twice, destroyed several Metal Gear Units (basically mechs that fire nukes), and has bested everything thrown at him.
  • Worthy Opponent: Before the final battle, audio clips from Revolver Ocelot saying "You're pretty good." play before Snake attacks, implying that he views Sam like this.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Near the end of the fight Snake gives Sam a German Suplex.
  • Younger Than They Look: Due to his nanobots and genetically-engineered body clashing, by the time he was 37 he looked to be in his 70s-80s. However, his appearance here utilizes his younger incarnation, depicting Snake in his physical prime.

Samuel "Sam" Fisher

Lambert: "Fisher, it looks like war is unavoidable. JCOS is asking all sources for current Division level intelligence."
Sam: "So besides stopping World War Three, is there anything else I can do for you this evening?"
Sam Fisher voiced by: Ben Reynolds
Grim voiced by: Whitney Rodgers

Splinter Cell's Ultimate Predator

  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Anna provides comms support to Sam from one, the Paladin. Otacon decides to help Snake by hacking the plane and forcing it to crash.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is quite possibly even deeper than Snake's, and is stated to be his superior in stealth.
  • Badass Normal: Aside from his training as a Navy SEAL, Green Beret, and Splinter Cell operative, along with his various gadgets, he's just a normal man with no artificial enhancements to his body at all. His opponent has genetic engineering and nanomachines in addition to being cloned from a mighty soldier. It's not enough but he made a great effort.
  • Bulletproof Vest: Sam's Mark VIII Tactical Operation Suit is composed of Kevlar and RhinoPlate, providing him with some protection against bullets. Much like actual Kevlar vests, while he didn't receive any damage from bullets, it didn't provide much protection against Snake's CQC and Stun Knife.
  • Choke Holds: While wearing the OctoCamo, he's able to surprise Sam and put him in a chokehold, though he quickly breaks out of it.
  • Comm Links: Grimm uses an earpiece to communicate with Sam. It vibrates the bones in his ear, allowing only the two to hear each other. With her guidance, Sam's always three steps ahead. Otacon hacks into Grimm's comm lines and shuts Grimm's tech down, her plane plummeting towards her demise.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: He grew up without parents, but his time at a military school and respect for his father furthered his desire to join the C.I.A.
  • Cool Gun: Wields a five-seven pistol for silent kills, and the SC-20K M.A.W.S., a prototype weapon from Third Echelon which can be configured with various attachments to meet Sam's demands. His sidearm is the FN Five-SeveN, Sam's personal favorite. Having a full load-out during the fight allows him to initially put Snake on the run since he lacks a heavy weapon to counter the SC-20K.
  • Cowboy Cop: Whereas Grimm is by-the-book, Sam will ignore rules and follow his intuition. While this usually works in his favor, this time his instincts ultimately lead to his and Grimm's deaths.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Stabbed multiple times in the chest and throat while being shocked.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows a bleak sense of humor from time to time, especially when he's interrogating a target. His analysis shows him interrogating a guard who claims to have wet himself.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Used to be in the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets.
  • EMP: The M.A.W.S. can fire EMP grenades. Unfortunately for Fisher, while it could disable Snake's OctoCamo, the microwave tunnel that most of Snake's other equipment was capable of surviving was much more powerful and lasted longer, so it was ineffective against Snake's Solid Eye and nanomachines.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: Originally Sam worked for a government agency named Third Echelon, but after discovering the corruption within it, he shut it down and created his own agency called Fourth Echelon.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Snake lands the killing blow on him with his own knife.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On the receiving end. Through the head and with his own knife.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The Mark VIII Tactical Operation Suit, a light-diffusing black armor that also has a layer composed of Gore-Tex, a material that suppresses heat signatures to make him invisible to night-vision. However, since the Solid-Eye tracks things beyond just vision and heat signatures, Sam still wasn't able to hide from it.
  • Knife Fight: The final round between him and Snake boils down to this. Sam loses.
  • Leitmotif: Main Menu Theme from Splinter Cell plays during his analysis.
  • Military School: Sam grew up in one. His roots are one of the reasons why he wanted to become a soldier.
  • Mission Control: Is assisted by Anna Grim, his long-time ally from Third Echelon. She is the brains to Sam's brawn, directing his movements and creating plans that he eventually discards over a gut feeling. During the fight itself, her signal is hacked by Otacon, who proceeds to shut it down by forcing the Paladin to crash.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Anna tells him to extract when he has the data, but he decides that Snake needs to be neutralized. This decision costs Fourth Echelon the data and ultimately costs Sam and Anna their lives.
  • Night-Vision Goggles: Thanks to his iconic green-lensed trifocal Multi-Vision Goggles, which also have thermal imaging and can track an enemy's footsteps whereas Sam's are invisible. Despite the obvious glow, Wiz points out that it's actually invisible to the naked eye. He was able to track Snake down with it until the latter activates his OctoCamo, requiring Sam to use an EMP grenade to disable it.
  • Older Than He Looks: He was born in 1957 and yet he looks quite a bit younger than that, something that Boomstick points out.
  • Papa Wolf: Sam's most important person in his life is his daughter Sarah, and will go to the ends of the Earth to protect her.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
    Anna: Your new friend won't last long. There's only one way into that room.
    Sam: Don't lecture me. He's mine.
  • Properly Paranoid: Sam had an opportunity to leave his battle against Snake per Grimm's plane with the intel in hand, but Sam figures Snake would be trouble if he doesn't take care of him then. While Sam had no way of knowing Snake's previous adventures, his intuition was right. Sadly, this just leads to his and Grimm's death.
  • Quick Draw: Is quick enough to shoot 4 bullets into 4 skulls in 3.2 seconds.
  • Retired Badass: When his ex-wife died, Sam retired at 47 to dedicate the rest of his time to raising his daughter. However, he was later recruited into Third Echelon's Splinter Cell program because of his skills.
  • Spy Cam: The SC-20K's sticky cameras are fastened into place with titanium spikes. The camera feed gives Sam and Grimm intel about the area and enemies around them, and come equipped with night, thermal, and electromagnetic field vision. With these cameras, Grimm sends Sam info about how Snake's suit is powered by electricity. Sam knows exactly how to exploit it.
  • Stealth Expert: The fact that he was recruited into the Splinter Cell program should say everything there is about Sam's skills in stealth. Sadly, while Sam might have superior stealth skills, the Solid Eye prevents him from getting the drop on Snake and he is outclassed by Snake in straight-up physical combat.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: The SC-20K M.A.W.S. is a gun that can act as an assault rifle, grenade launcher, sniper rifle or shotgun. Snake's sneaking skills and agility allowed him to avoid this weapon.
  • Tempting Fate: Despite Anna claiming they have the information that they need, he insists that Snake will be a problem if he is not taken care of. By the end of the fight, Snake leaves Sam in a pool of his own blood while escaping with the data, and the Paladin is crashed by Otacon.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: After his wife's death, he tried to retire to take care of his daughter Sarah, but he couldn't resist the allure of his former secret agent lifestyle.
  • We Do the Impossible: He was brought out of retirement by Third Echelon for a Black Ops unit that focuses on doing the impossible and is regularly assigned to prevent World War III.
    Boomstick: Oh yeah, let me come out of retirement and do that! The completely impossible!