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    Kirby vs. Majin Buu 


Kirby: "Hiiii!"'
Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto and Harumi Ikoma (recycled voice clips)

  • An Ice Person: Ice Kirby was analyzed in the fighter, but wasn't used.
  • Badass Adorable: Amoung 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.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Has fought numerous Eldritch Abominations like Buu before.
  • 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.
  • Composite Character: Takes up feats and abilities he demonstrated in both the video games and the anime series.
  • David vs. 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 our 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 in order 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 light weight, he can 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice Hat: Every power he uses gives him one. He's last seen with Kid Buu's antenna, using his Candy Beam to turn several Waddle Dees into chocolate.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 off of 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 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.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The Star Rod can fire giant beams of death.
  • Wrecked Weapon: The Warp Star, and eventually, the Star Rod are 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 now!"
Voiced by: Josh Martin (as Fat Buu, recycled voice clips) and Justin Cook (as Kid Buu, recycled voice clips)

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: He's the fattest villain DBZ has to offer, and yet he can give the heroes a run for their money.
  • Berserk Button: He loses his temper when Kirby steals the food that he turned the Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos into.
  • Big Eater: All Buus but especially Fat Buu love to eat. Kid Buu is a little too angry.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Described as this by Wizard. He can feel pain, but he likes it.
  • Composite Character: Of the manga and anime versions.
  • David vs. Goliath: The Goliath to Kirby's David because he is several times bigger and heavier.
  • 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 in spite of 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 completely 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 atomises and therefore kills him.
  • 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 an absolute monster.
  • Light Is Not Good: Buu shares Kirby's pink color, but he does not share any of Kirby's benevolence.
  • 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 atomised- which finally puts him down for good.
  • 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. Being caught between the sun and his own Planet Burst would do it.
  • Oh, Crap!: His arrogant demeanor gives way to this after Kirby reflects the Planet Burst.
  • 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: 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.
  • Rubber Man: A psychotic, superpowered flying wad of bubblegum.
  • 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 Candy Beam attack.
  • Time Abyss: Buu has existed since the dawn of time.
  • 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 


Ragna: "I'm the main character, and yet once again I get left in the dark! It's really starting to piss me off!"
Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (recycled voice clips)

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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Casting a Shadow: Ragna's element is darkness
  • 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 being averted is key on 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 its 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No Body Left Behind: Gets vapourized, 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 anyways.
  • 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.
  • Super Mode: Blood Kain Idea, 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 later was using a weaker version of his Dragon Install, though it's not enough to kill him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As pointed out in in his Background info, he's petrified of ghosts.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: His Azure Grimoire has soul draining 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

Sol: "I'll burn you to a crisp."
Voiced by: Daisuke Ishiwatari (recycled voice clips)

The Flame of Corruption

  • 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 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, see Hot Blade below.
  • 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 super human 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.
  • 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.
  • Mondegreen: The Move Set section of his analysis notes that "Gun Flame" is commonly misheard as "Girlfriend" whenever he shouts out its name.
  • 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.
  • 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: Sol's element is fire.
  • 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 a 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.
  • 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. A weaker version of it where he was still human wasn't enough to beat Ragna's Blood Kain Idea, 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.
  • 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.
  • Too Many Belts: Has eighteen of them all over his costume, which Boomstick theorises 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.
  • The Worf Barrage: Inverted; he uses the Gunflame, one of his standard attacks, to one-shot Ragna as the Black Beast.

    Gaara vs. Toph Beifong 


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

Gaara 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.
  • 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 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 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 Equals Authority: 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 of crazy people 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 Garra 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 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 earth, freeing herself, and later used her Elemental Armor to help survive the second time.
  • 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: All that sand. 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: Garra 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.
  • Elemental Armor: If anything gets past Gaara's initial sand defenses, he can also cover himself in a thin layer of dense sand as a 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 is able to 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.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: After entombing him in his own armor, Toph then drops him from the pillar that they're standing on, and an shattering sound can be heard. Thankfully, we're spared the sight of whatever was left.
  • 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 in order 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 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's 19-years old, seven years older than Toph.

Toph Beifong

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

The Blind Bandit
  • Adaptational Badass: Due to the sprite limitations, it is difficult to tell if this is the case or not. Child-Toph is the one we see but she has attributes of her older self in the sequel series such as the metal whip. Child-Toph had trouble on sand due to how her sonar sense works but Old-Toph is shown to have surpassed the weakness her younger self had in regards to airbending which points to improvements in her sonar sense, and because Death Battle takes characters when they are at their prime it is unknown precisely what Adult-Toph could do.
  • 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.
  • 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's 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: Her earthbending skills allow her 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 sand.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She's an Earthbender who pioneered the advanced techniques of Metalbending. 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 in order 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 in order 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 is able to 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 preview, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in order 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 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 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 a 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
  • 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!
  • Flying Firepower: Fett uses his flight capabilities to snipe at Samus from the air in this versionnote .
  • Laser Blade: Boba Fett takes out a lightsaber he poached from one of his kills, leading to a sweet clash of blades with Samus and her paralyzer.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Fett's frozen body falls apart a few seconds after Samus shoots off his head.
  • Stone Wall: 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.

Samus Aran

Samus: "Time to go!"

A Hunter So Determined She'll Sacrifice A Planet To Reach Her Goal
  • 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 eventually gets destroyed in the fight.
  • 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.
  • Off-Model: Samus' head is disproportionately small for her body.
  • Rocket Boots: After her armor is destroyed, this is the only thing that remains. She even uses them to counter Fett's lightsaber!
  • 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."
Voiced by: Himself (recycled voice clips)

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.
  • Badass Beard: It has to be to conceal his third fist.
  • Bottomless Magazines: One of his feats is firing more bullets from a machine gun than it can carry without reloading.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 off of Old Joseph Joestar, a fictional character that is around his age.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice Hat: Often seen with his cowboy hat.
  • 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.
  • 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 same amount of energy as the Big Bang, and he can hit you with it yesterday, according to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
  • 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.

Segata Sanshiro

Segata Sanshiro: "セガサターン、シロ!"note 
Voiced by: Hiroshi Fujioka (recycled voice clips)

Defender of the Sega Saturn ...Of all things.
  • 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 as 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.
  • 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 then play 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 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.
  • Martial Arts Uniform: Never seen wearing anything else but a martial arts uniform.
  • Mascot: Of the Sega Saturn. "You must play Sega Saturn!"
  • Memetic Badass: In-Universe as documented by his feats in commericals and other media.
  • 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 Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • 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.
  • 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 alot of financial issues anyways.
  • 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.
  • 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, as 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. He's virtually unknown in America, Death Battle's country of origin.
  • 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 get painful."
Voiced by: Roger Craig Smith (recycled voice clips from Siegfried in Soulcalibur IV)

The Brutal Black Swordsman from Berserk

  • 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. He also has a Behelit, though he's never considered using it.
  • Artificial Limbs: After he was forced to hack off his own left arm, he receives a mechanical hand that has extra features like a 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.
  • 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.
  • Children Forced to Kill: Killed his first man at the age of nine.
  • 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 mercinaries.
  • 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 is able to 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 vs. 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 are 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 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 the 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 fit 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 on 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`.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Guts continuously charges into 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 in order 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 an impalement by Soul Edge which breaks the tree he's pinned against and throws him into a rock!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red Baron: Is known as "The Black Swordsman" and "The Hundred Man Slayer."
  • Revenge: Has dedicated his whole life to murdering to his former friend Griffith as brutally as possible since Eclipse.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: The Dragonslayer is able to 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 on a daily basis, 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.
  • Super-Powered 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 is able to 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!"
Voiced by: Michael McConnohie (recycled voice clips)

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 utilised 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. Only Algol has successfully resisted its influence, though Siegfried and Pyrrha were able to temporarily suppress it.
  • 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.
  • 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 in order 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a 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 laughs 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...
  • 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 has been shown to be 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. Even the great Hero-King Algol - who suppressed Inferno like it was child's play - is afraid of Night Terror. 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...
  • The Right Hand of Doom: That giant claw is just one of the biggest clues that he's not human anymore.
  • 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.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: In a weird way, 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 occassions, 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 his full strength unleashed by the Berserker Armor, Guts' Dragonslayer manages to cleave through Inferno and shatter it. 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

Iron Man: "My turn."
Tony voiced by: Chuck Huber
Jarvis voiced by: Tony 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Composite Character: He combines aspects of his Earth-616 self with those of his MCU and various animated counterparts.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has an 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: True to his character, he snarks just as much as Lex gloats.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He dons the Endo-Sym armor in the final moments of the battle.
  • Energy Absorption: While most of his suits are able to 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 a 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 that 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.
  • 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.
  • MacGuffin: Pepper Pott's garage has alot 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the Howard and Maria Stark... until he learned he was adopted as a surrogate for his adoptive brother, Arno.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in order 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Adaptational Badass: The majority of Lex's appearances have him without any superhuman abilities. However his history of using robots and mechs led him to develop the Lexsuit, which is the focus of his Death Battle episode. The suit grew in popularity with its videogame depictions, as it allowed Lex to realistically fight other DC characters in a fair fight.
  • An Axe to Grind: A kryptonite axe at that.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 can'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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the purpose of "playing a game of space-laser-hot-potato". He attempts to use it to kill Iron Man, but it fails.
  • Laser Blade: Luthor's Powered Armor could produce gauntlet blades made of energy.
  • 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.
  • 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 super charged 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.
  • 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 there's no doubt who'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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Krytonite-lasers and weaponry it can certainly hold its own.
  • 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.
  • 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 is 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.
  • 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, thus is not experience 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 in order to try and get an edge.

    Beast vs. Goliath 


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.
  • Beast Man: Hank McCoy's primary mutation was oversized hands and feet, dextrous 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.
  • 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 back 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.
  • Genius Bruiser: He looks like 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.
  • In a Single Bound: Is able to jump over 25 feet into the air.
  • 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 extend as speedsters or powerhouses, but enough to matter. Too bad he lacks combat experience to use that to its fullest.
  • Made of Iron: Is heavily resistant to impact blows, although he has no special defense against gunfire or slashing weapons (like knives or claws). In addition, 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.
  • 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 super powers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: One of his defining features is speaking with 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 though 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.


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.
  • 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 Equals Authority: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 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.)
  • 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 traveled 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 ninties, 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

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

The Legendary Soldier from Metal Gear

  • Book-Ends: "Piece of cake."
  • 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.
  • 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 nightvision goggles. This was probably so Old Snake (who is so old and frail that he should realistically 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.
  • Determinator: Nothing, not even his body being degraded to the point to where he should realistically be dead, can stop Solid Snake from completing a mission.
  • 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' nightvision 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 keeps getting pulled into action because he's the only man who can pull off the impossible.
  • 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.
  • 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 as 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.

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?"
Voiced by: Ben Reynolds

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.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Founded Fourth Echelon, after investigating the corruption behind its predecessor.
  • 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.
  • Cool Gun: Wields 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.
  • 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.
  • Forgot About His Powers: The Multi Vision Goggle's Sonar Mode allows to see through walls. Had Sam used this mode, he would have not been fooled by Snake cardboard box trick nor would've been taken by surprise when he went into the darkened room.
  • 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.
  • 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 what Boomstick points out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the 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, a sniper-rifle or a 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.
  • 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!


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