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Master Chief vs Leonidas
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"Ain't no way that you can beat me; even my initials spell MC!"
- Badass Baritone: Much like in the games, he has a deep voice
- Cool Helmet: He never takes it off, leading to The Faceless.
- The Faceless: Lampshaded by Leonidas.I'd look you in the eyes but you're too much of a bitch to show your face!
- Fun with Acronyms: He makes use of the fact that his name's initials are "MC" to boast that Leonidas couldn't beat him in a rap battle.
- Human Popsicle: He sleeps in a freezer in outer space.
- Not Quite Flight: He levitates out of the Spartan pit.
- One-Man Army: He claims to have marched into Sparta by himself and showed its queen his 'plasma cannon'.
- Powered Armor: He's got the best the UNSC can provide, MJOLNIR.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: His opening line.Master Chief: Not. So. Fast.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Leonidas' red; he doesn't do any shouting or wild gesturing.
- Super Soldier: If someone thinks they can beat a Spartan easily, they're implying this. Chief himself is part of the Spartan programme.
- The Stoic: He never loses his cool.
- Tranquil Fury: His opening lines are calm but the anger is clear.
- Trigger Happy: "My trigger finger's itching". Good thing he doesn't have a gun outside of his introduction.
Played by: Jesse Welle
Voiced by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"THIS IS SPARTA!"
- Action Dad: The Spartan King spars with his own son, even finding the latter more of a challenge than Master Chief.
- Anything That Moves: Master Chief uses Leonidas' Greek heritage to lampshade this.
- Armor Is Useless: Unlike Master Chief, Leondias doesn't need armor because 'my abs are harder!'
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: King of the Spartans.
- Badass Army: The 300 Spartans are in the background.
- Badass Beard: As in the film, Leonidas has a rugged beard that makes him look really manly.
- Badass Cape: His cape is red, which is the color of war.
- Badass Family: Claims his 'six year old son' puts up a better fight than Master Chief.
- Blood Knight: He's clearly enjoying the rap battle.
- The Cameo: Leonidas briefly appears in the Season 3 premiere.
- Cool Helmet: He removes it during his introduction.
- Heroic Build: "I don't need firepower when I'm rocking these guns!"
- Large Ham: EpicLLOYD is definitely trying to equal the hamminess that Gerard Butler showed in the film.
- Made of Iron: Claims his abs are harder than armor. They're certainly harder than pottery.
- Motor Mouth: Not as much as Shakespeare, but he speaks one line particularly fast:Leonidas: I'll stomp you in the face with my sandals enraged and tonight we shall rhyme in the shade!
- Mr. Fanservice: He has a great physique. In the behind the scenes video, his actor's (now ex-) girlfriend pranks him by hiring a bunch of (obviously delightful) women to fawn over him.
- No Indoor Voice: He yells all of his lines.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: THIS! IS!! SPARTA!!!
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Master Chief's blue; shouting and passion and dramatic gestures.
- Rock Beats Laser: Claims his rock hard abs are tougher than Master Chief's armor.
- Sword & Sandal: He's minimally dressed compared to the fully armored Master Chief; sandals, loin cloth, and cape. He's from B.C. Sparta after all instead of the far future.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: He mocks Master Chief being The Faceless this way (see quote above on Master Chief's entry).
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Master Chief lampshades this: 'You got a bad case of 'no-shirt' there, Fabio Flintstone.'
Mario Bros vs Wright Bros
Mario Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
Luigi Played by: Peter Shukoff
"It's-a me, Mario! And Luigi, motha*ping*!"
- Back-to-Back Badasses: The two stand this way several times.
- Badass Mustaches: Much like in the game, they have fine mustaches
- Bash Brothers: The brothers rap together.
- Brooklyn Rage: Traditionally associated with New York, and here they have the accents and play up the toughness by threatening the Wright Brothers.
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny: They sport some awesome bling.
- Fat and Skinny: Mario is fat and Luigi is skinny.
- Large Hams: In contrast to the more mechanical Wright brothers, the Marios are louder and more passionate.
- No Indoor Voice: Luigi has his volume stuck on high.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ironically, Luigi is the red to Mario's blue, as he had No Indoor Voice while Mario is more reserved. And they're both red onis to the Wright Brothers as shown in Large Ham.
- Sibling Team: They're brothers.
Wilbur Played by: Rhett McLaughlin
Orville Played by: Link Neal
"We're the fathers of flight!"
- Back-to-Back Badasses: The two rap side by side.
- Badass Beard: Wilbur is a prodigy with a beard.
- Badass Mustache: Orville's curly mustache could potentially give the Mario Bros. a run for their coins.
- Bash Brothers: The brothers rap together.
- Battle Strip: Wilbur takes off his goggles and shirt in their second verse.
- Brother-Brother Incest: Accused of making out with each other by Mario...which they don't help when they imply that they had a threesome with Peach.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The intro implies that Orville is the red to Wilbur's blue. To the Mario Bros., they're the blue oni, being more calm while the Mario Bros. are more aggressive.
- Sibling Team: They are brothers.
- A Threesome is Manly: The Wrights playing Donkey Kong with Princess Peach.
Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley
Child!MJ Played by: Bentley Green
Adult!MJ Played by: Peter Shukoff
"Didn't lose any chocolate; I just added vanilla!"
- Abusive Parents: His daddy beats gold records out of him.
- Badass Adorable: In the first verse, when he appears as a kid.
- The Beard: Presley snarks that he only let his daughter marry him because he knew he'd never bang her.
- Child Prodigy: His first verse shows the child version from the Jackson 5 days.
- Cool Shades: Wears them throughout the second verse.
- Dance Battler: Dances while fighting a rap battle.
- Dead Artists Are Better: He boats that even after he died, his Blu-Ray sales still go platinum.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: As an adult, his demeanour is a little more unnerving.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His signature single glove.
- Gag Nose: Elvis brings up his infamous botched plastic surgery.
- Insult Backfire: He insults Elvis over his Undignified Death. Elvis counters saying "he doesn't give a crap" about that and proceeded to spit aggressive lines that forces Michael into a Plot-Relevant Age-Up.
- Manchild: Is accused of being one by Elvis.You're like an sad white woman who never got to be a kid!
- Man in White: His outfit changes to a white suit when he's an adult.
- Musical Assassin: His older version threatens to whoop Elvis' "big fat ass with [his] shiny glove".
- Nice Hat: Has his fedora in his second verse.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Transforms to his adult self at the middle of the battle.
- Pretty Boy: In the second verse due to the androngous way he grew up.
- Red Baron: King of Pop.
- Time-Shifted Actor: He is played by two different actors for his child and adult self.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Later, weirdo! Elvis is leaving the building!"
- Big Eater: Which leads into "Fat Elvis."
- Fat and Proud: Upon noticing his immensely gross weight gain, he looks positively enthused, and continues wolfing food down. Come his second verse, his being fat and old, against all common sense, makes him even more awe-inspiring than before.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: Double-subverted. As "Thin Elvis" he was more composed and smooth but then later he becomes more hotblooded.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: In Real Life, Elvis was a Nice Guy who felt that his title wasn't deserved in favor of his black inspirations in the genre. Here, he smugly jokes about how he stole from black culture as a pretense to take a jab at Jackson.
- Hypocrite: MJ's counter to the birds and the bees when Elvis "met [his] own wife when she was only fourteen."
- Iconic Outfit: He's first wearing the suit from his landmark performance in The Ed Sullivan Show before switching to his more famous Vegas outfit.
- Large Ham: He sings/raps very playfully.
- Man in White: After he gains weight, he puts on his Iconic Outfit.
- Mic Drop: Does this at the end of his verse and then he walks off.
- Papa Wolf: "I only let you marry my daughter cause I knew you'd never bang her!"
- Power-Up Food: His peanut butter and banana sandwiches, which he overeats during Michael's second verse, transforms him in time for his own second verse.
- Red Baron: King of Rock'n'Roll.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His last lyric."Later weirdo, Elvis is leaving the building!"
- Stout Strength: He might be fat, but he is NOT weak.
- The Can Kicked Him: "Well, I died on the shitter, but I don't give a crap!"
- Too Hot for TV: Lampshaded by Child!MJ's lyric about Ed Sullivan; "shoot you from the waist up!"
- Undignified Death: Michael mocks him for dying in a toilet.
Cleopatra vs Marilyn Monroe
Played by: Angela Trimbur
"I'm the Queen of the Nile, so just bow down to me!"
- Absolute Cleavage: This version of the queen is not modest.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her aura clearly reeks of haughtiness and not giving fucks about anyone/anything.
- A God Am I: Kind of. She states she is a descendant of gods, but does not claim to be one.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Queen of the Nile."I'm the Queen of the Nile, so just bow down to me."
- Bare Your Midriff: She's wearing a glossed up Belly Dancer outfit and her midriff gets lots of attention from the cameraman.
- Belly Dancer: Her overall outfit is inspired by one, even moving like one for most of the battle.
- Boring Insult: She yawns during the middle of Marilyn's second verse.
- BrotherSister Incest: Accused of this by Marilyn Monroe. Cleopatra did indeed marry one of her brothers.
- Erotic Eating: Subverted. She's seen stuffing a bunch of grapes as far back in her mouth as it will go, which looks more comical than erotic.
- Facial Markings: At one point Marilyn mocked her excessive make up.
- The High Queen: Queen of the Nile.
- Hypocrite: There's a reason people say you shouldn't cast stones... (see directly below).
- Insult Backfire: Suffered twice in Marilyn's first verse:
- Cleopatra tells Marilyn to hold onto more than her skirt, then mentions all the men she gave it up to. Marilyn admits it and says Cleo forgot to mention a few of the better ones she slept with - like Marlon Brando and the Kennedys. Then immediately follows up with:Marilyn: (matter-of-factly) ...while you fucked your own brothers.
- Then adds that Cleo gave it up as often as she did.Marilyn: Getting low on Mark Antony, tossing Caesar's salad...
- Cleopatra tells Marilyn to hold onto more than her skirt, then mentions all the men she gave it up to. Marilyn admits it and says Cleo forgot to mention a few of the better ones she slept with - like Marlon Brando and the Kennedys. Then immediately follows up with:
- Kneel Before Zod: She's the Queen of the Nile, after all. So she tells Marilyn to bow down to her.
- Meaningful Background Event: Cleopatra's swallowing of the grapes. While seemingly being Played for Laughs rather than being sensual, propaganda of her day implied that she very, very much enjoyed fellatio; Greeks called her "She Who Gapes For a Thousand Men."
- Ms. Fanservice: She sways throughout the battle while wearing a revealing outfit.
- No-Sell: Never reacts to anything Monroe says with anything more than a sneer and a yawn, whereas Monroe completely loses her shit.
- Really Gets Around: Or, as Marilyn put it:"Translate THIS into hieroglyphs: "Your sandy vagina has a seven year itch!"
- She's Got Legs: You get to see Cleo's when she imitates Marilyn's "Monroe pose" and later when she flexes both her legs straight in the air while sitting on her throne. And since she's played by Angela Trimbur... what a pair.
- True Blue Femininity: She is wearing a muted dark blue outfit.
- Walk Like an Egyptian: Humorously, Marilyn Monroe tells her to do just that.
Played by: Kimmy Gatewood
"My best friends are diamonds! You can't beat me!"
- At Least I Admit It: When Cleo brings up all the men Marilyn slept with, she doesn't deny the accusation. Instead, she tells Cleo she forgot a few.
- Beauty Mark: Monroe has a tache de beauté on her cheek.
- Berserk Button: She's visibly pissed when Cleopatra brings up how she never had children due to miscarriages.
- Butter Face: Cleopatra implies this, saying "You're got an hourglass figure, but that's about it!" while making a head-severing gesture.
- Casting Couch: Cleopatra heavily implies that she thinks Marilyn married a writer to advance her career.
- Convenient Miscarriage: More of an inconvenient miscarriage as it caused her trouble.
- Drugs Are Bad: Cleopatra mocks her barbiturates addiction.
- Dull Surprise: According to Cleopatra, she's "a candle in the wind who can't act for shit".
- Dumb Blonde: Cleopatra tells her that she thinks Marilyn couldn't read.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Indirectly references her hit song, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" as a final Take That! at Cleopatra.Marilyn: (angrily) My best friends are diamonds! You can't beat me, stop trippin'.
- Hartman Hips: She has "an ass that won't quit" as she puts it.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Her first verse, while insulting, is moderate compared to Cleopatra. At the end of her second verse, she takes off her earrings and becomes nasty.
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Lampshaded by all her many lovers.
- Marilyn Maneuver: Mocked by Cleopatra who tells her keep her skirt down.
- Mood-Swinger: In the second half of her battle with Cleopatra.
- Panty Shot: Her background visuals fails to catch her dress at the very end of the rap, much to her dismay.
- Really Gets Around: And proudly admits it, adding that her opponent forgot a few.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Slightly more modest than her opponent, but only slightly.
- Serial Spouse: Cleopatra mocks her for being married thrice (and for being childless in all of them).
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She's Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra slams her for sleeping with so many ugly guys.
- Woman in White: She's wearing her Iconic Outfit from The Seven Year Itch.
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"Let me just step right in. I got things to invent!"
- Analogy Backfire: He says a man uses a PC to pay taxes and uses a Mac to listen to the Beatles while he relaxes. Bill Gates' expression at this line clearly spells "That means your stuff is worthless because my tech helps the man in question not become a criminal and yours does not." note
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: He doesn't die; his body dissolves after he says that he's leaving so he can make Heaven turn a profit.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Both subtly implied by himself (see Analogy Backfire) and less subtly stated by Gates.
- Badass Bookworm: Like Bill he is a rapping, hugely successful, tech guy.
- Bald of Awesome: Not all of his hair has gone, but almost all of it.
- Blasphemous Boast: What else can you consider outright stating he intends to turn a profit in heaven?
- Combat Pragmatist: He starts rapping before the announcer finishes the introductions and tries to blitz Gates with that early advantage.
- Even Nerds Have Standards: Implies that Gates is too much of a nerd; "I'm a pimp, you're a nerd."
- Friendly Enemy: He and Gates are obviously friends even though they unleash cutting snark on each other.
- Glad I Thought of It: Gates accuses him of stealing the credit for other people's work.
- Insufferable Genius: Gates considers him to be one. "You arrogant prick!"
- Insult Backfire: Steve finishes his first verse by mocking the name of Bill's company with a dick joke, so Bill returns the favor 3 times with his very first line:Bill: "You blow Jobs, you arrogant prick.""With your secondhand jeans and your turtleneck"note .
- I Take Offense to That Last One!: The only time Gates gets a direct reaction from Jobs is when he points out the real life tendency of Jobs to take credit for the work of others, then asks if Steve Wozniak wrote the lyrics that Jobs is rapping to.
- Money, Dear Boy: In-Universe, Jobs confirms that ultimately he only cares about profit.
- Rage Quit: Gets increasingly worked up as his lines are refuted by Gates, until he up and leaves to Turn heaven a profit.
- Stealth Pun: Steve hurls one at Bill, at the end of his first verse:Steve: (smirking) I need to bring up some basic shit.Like why'd you name your company after your DICK??
- Stoic Spectacles: Studious, but not aloof.
- Technician vs. Performer: Embodies the performer side. Many of his arguments revolve around artists and creative types preferring Apple products, and that people enjoy them more. Reflected in his background, which is a colorful screensaver, contrasting Gates' 3d Matrix Raining Code
- Worthy Opponent: To Gates who respects him.
- Your Mom: When he makes a reference about making the GUI that Melinda Gates uses, he does so complete with eyebrows raised and a hip thrusting dance move.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"I'm a boss! I own DOS! Your future is my design!"
- A God Am I: Explicitly says so.I'm a boss! I own DOS!Your future is my design!I'm a god! Own Xbox!Now there's no one who can stop me, the world is mine!
- Antagonist in Mourning: After Steve Jobs goes to heaven he is distraught.
- A Tasteof Their Own Medicine: Steve finished his first verse with a dick joke? Bill decides two can play that game and returns fire with three dick jokes in his very first line!
- Badass Bookworm: He looks the part with his glasses and vest; he's very dangerous.
- Boring, but Practical: And proud of it. He repeatedly makes jabs at Steve and his products for being overpriced and impractical while contrasting his own work, which he characterizes as what people with jobs use.
- Deadpan Snarker:Steve Jobs: All the people with the power to create use an Apple!Bill Gates: And people with jobs use PC.
- Drunk with Power: Everything before Steve's death was playful jibing. Afterwards, he goes nuts, possibly leading to the creation of HAL 9000, who in turn implies a Terminator-esque apocalypse.
- Friendly Enemy: In retrospect, his and Jobs' rap battle was affectionate, and far and away the least antagonistic match-up in the series.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: HAL implies that Gates is responsible for his creation.
- How Dare You Die on Me!: Gets hit hard with this after Steve Jobs dies. "Fine! Wanna be like that!? DIE THEN!"
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He doesn't do anything particularly horrible, but goes overboard with Pride and Badass Boasts when Steve Jobs leaves. In the process he may have tinkered with forces beyond his understanding.
- Lonely at the Top: Without Steve Jobs, he has no one left to challenge his brilliant mind.Fine, you wanna be like that, die then! The whole world loved you, but you were my friend! I'm alone now with nothing but power and time...
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His creations end up pro generating HAL 9000.
- Not Hyperbole: The real life version really does donate more than Steve Job's Net worth, Over 40 Billion while Steve only has a net worth of 8 billion, so it's quite possible that he's donating more than Job's net worth to AIDS research in particular.
- Oh, Crap!: After HAL starts speaking he is worried. In the behind the scenes video, he is told to imagine that he just walked into a cave... and then realized there was a lion already inside it.
- Pet the Dog:
- He notes that he donates Jobs's net worth to AIDS research.
- Also, he refers to Jobs as his friend after Jobs dies.
- Pride: See A God Am I.
- Take Over the World: Proclaims the world to be his when Jobs disappears... right before HAL starts speaking to him.
- Technician vs. Performer: Embodies the technician side. Many of his arguments revolve around PCs being used by people for practical things, or being more practical for business and more reasonably priced. Reflected in his Matrix Raining Code esque background and it's contrast with Jobs' screensaver.
- Teeny Weenie: Jobs suggests that he has one by claiming that he named his company (Microsoft) after his penis.
- The Short Guy with Glasses: Not a youngster, but Epic Lloyd isn't a tall guy.
- Victory Is Boring: The latter half of the line "I'm alone now with nothing but power and time, and no one on Earth who can challenge my mind" after Steve vanishes implies this.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Steve Jobs to be the only one on his intellectual level, the feeling seems mutual.
Voiced by: Peter Shukoff
"I'm on Linux, bitch; I thought you GNU."
- Creepy Monotone: His tone is flat and at most only slightly teasing.
- Dark Horse Victory: Strongly implied to be the case In-Universe with the line "everything you build leads up to me."
- Faux Affably Evil: Opens his verse with "I'm sorry, Bill, I can't let you do that", but is clearly not actually apologetic in any way.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: No one (not Jobs, Gates, or even the audience) expected him to show up.
- Killer Robot: Plans to kill Bill and then take over.
- Nothing Is Scarier: He neither moves on his own nor does he visibly emote.
- Outside-Context Problem: Neither Jobs nor Gates was prepared for him.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Dares Gates to Turing Test him.
- Take a Third Option:"I stomp on a Mac and a PC too, I'm on Linux, bitch. I thought you GNU."
- Wham Line:"I'm sorry, Bill. I'm afraid I can't let you do that."
Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"News flash, kid: this is show business!"
- The Alcoholic: Carries a drink throughout the rap.
- Berserk Button: Don't use racial slurs around him.
- Black Best Friend: "I like the colors and the queers; just ask Sammy Davis."
- Boring Insult: He yawns during the middle of Mercury's first verse.
- The Bully: Mercury accuses him as one thanks to his jabs at his sex life and choice of clothing.
- Cultured Badass: He has tons of class and kicks lots of ass.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Freddie accuses him of having this because all Frank can do is sing, and only in a certain style. Sinatra doesn't act note , dance and he didn't write songs (especially the one called "My Way", as Mercury points out.)
- Deadpan SnarkerWhoa, what's wrong with your face, baby? Yikes!With those teeth, when you're through there'll be no dust left to bite![Later]Easy, Jaws-Of-Life! I can't stand a racist!
- Deliberate Values Dissonance:
- He's clearly a product of his times, for better or for worse, including using terms like "coloreds" which wouldn't fly today.
- For all his rather offensive remarks towards Mercury's camp-ness, he maintains that he has nothing against gays (or other races) and is friends with Sammy Davis Jr., and is disgusted by Mercury's own racist comments. note His ridiculing of Freddie has as much to do with Mercury's promiscuity as it does with his orientation.
- Dirty Coward: Freddie Mercury calls him this by referencing how Sinatra did not serve in WWII, and at the time was vilified for it. note
- Even Evil Has Standards: He'll make fun of Freddy Mercury for being blatantly bisexual, but tossing out slurs is below him.
- Fair for Its Day: In-Universe. While he's not a bigot, per se, he's perfectly willing to mock Mercury's bisexuality and promiscuity.
- Good Old Ways: Clearly prefers the aesthetics of his own time; he thinks that Freddie's dressed down style and larger than life antics lack class and refinement.
- Groin Attack: Mercury thinks that his music is like a soundtrack to a vasectomy.
- Irony: Pointed out by Mercury. One of his greatest hits was "My Way" and it was written by somebody else.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Makes several jokes about Freddie's bisexuality, and one about Freddie getting AIDS. However, he loves "the colors and the queers" and you can ask his Black Best Friend, Sammy Davis, if you don't believe him. And he calls out Freddie Mercury on his racist remarks.
- Literal Ass Kissing: Mercury's final line taunts Sinatra that he'll force the latter to do this.
- The Mafia: Is in their pockets, if Freddie's to be believed.
- Moral Myopia: He's the one who starts making jokes that are less than politically correct, but gets steamed under the collar when Freddie ups the ante.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Mercury's red, fitting each one's iconic singing voice.
- Shabby Heroes, Well-Dressed Villains: The well-dressed villain to Mercury's shabby hero.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: In contrast to Mercury he's wearing a suit. Mercury uses it as a Boring Insult.
- Some of My Best Friends Are X: "I love the coloreds and the queers — just ask Sammy Davis!"
- Uranus Is Showing: He says that Freddie should've had his last name changed to Uranus instead of Mercury.
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"I'm a champion of the world; extinguished in his prime!"
- Agent Peacock: One of the most flamboyant rappers on the show, but that doesn't detract from his rhymes in any way.
- Attention Whore: Sinatra accuses him of being one.That's what's wrong with you people; you'll do anything to get famous.
- Badass Boasts: All over the place; "My songs have balls; anthems of victory!"
- Badass Gay: Mocking his sexuality just gives him more ammo.
- Badass Mustache: Sinatra is clean shaven and less gusto.
- Bi the Way: Though Sinatra dismisses him as exclusively homosexual, he mentions offhandedly that he swung with girls too in his second verse.
- Bohemian Parody: Happened during the "Guinea dago" line.
- Boring Insult: He thinks Sinatra's musical and fashion styles are boring.
- British Teeth: Mocked by Sinatra; 'jaws of life' for instance.
- Foe Romantic Subtext: He taunts Sinatra to give him a Literal Ass Kissing, then immediately tells him to wait in line in a flirtuous manner.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He considers his death by AIDS to be one, since it let others know about the disease.
- Iconic Outfit: He's wearing the outfit he wore in the legendary Live Aid concert.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Prides himself on being talented in multiple fields and his versatility allows him to excel in various ways.
- Large Ham: He doesn't rap, he performs! He sings and dances and has fireworks!
- Man in White: He's wearing white sando, pants, and shoes and is a celebrated rock star who dies in his prime.
- Never Heard That One Before: When Sinatra starts the gay jokes Freddie says he's heard them all before.
- Not So Different: Frank may not be the most tasteful man around, but at least he never used an actual slur. Freddie does when talking about Frank's benefactors.Freddie: Guinea dago!Frank: Guinea dago?!Freddie: Guinea dago, figaro!
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Since Sinatra got the ball rolling with homophobic jokes, Mercury responded by dropping some racial slurs.
- Rated M for Manly: Says his songs have balls compared to Sinatra's, which could serve as "the soundtrack to a vasectomy".
- Really Gets Around: Lampshaded by both parties. Freddie's games of "butthole roulette" were his ultimate downfall.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sinatra's blue, fitting each one's iconic singing voice.
- The Rock Star: In contrast to Sinatra he has pyrotechnics in his background.
- Shabby Heroes, Well-Dressed Villains: The shabby hero to Sinatra's well-dressed villain.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He's wearing a white sando and is a renowned performer (or in this case rapper).
- Technician vs. Performer: He casts the battle between himself and Frank as this, with Freddie as the performer while Frank is that more boring technician. Although he also rips the technician side of things when he says of Sinatra "You've got four notes in your whole range!"
- Too Cool to Live: He believes that "he was extinguished in his prime".
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Shamelessly admits to wearing women's pants.
Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Call me a vicious business man 'cause Romney's stealing this race!"
- Ad Hominem: Resorts to using them at the end; 'you're a stuttering communist!'
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Less than Obama, since he's only governor.
- Jerkass: Doesn't hesitate to make snide remarks about Obama's parents, allude to Obama growing up as a child of divorce that had little knowledge of his father, or insult Michelle Obama. The closest Obama comes to that level is making a joke about Mormon polygamy that was just an excuse to flip Romney off.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Claims to have a strong chin and stronger raps while also being better suited as America's president.
- Meaningful Name: Obama jokes he's called Mitt because he's the Republican's puppet. Specifically, a sock puppet...
- Puppet King: Obama suggests that he's just a mouthpiece for the Republican party as a whole.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Obama's blue. Justified: Romney's a Republican.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!Mitt Romney: I'm not gonna let this battle be dictated by facts!I'm rich! I got fat stacks and Super PACs!
- Sheltered Aristocrat: He's not too shaken up over the whole 47% thing.
- Sleazy Politician: He claims that he's less interested in his Super PACs advertising the truth over slamming his opponent.
- Your Mom: Makes jokes about Obama's parents and his wife.
Played by: Iman Crosson
"I got four more years (two terms!) in the White House; just trust me!"
- Ad Hominem: Resorts to using them at the end; "you're stupid".
- Angry Black Man: Averted. By the time he gets angry, Mitt is angry too and they're both shouting.
- Ass Shove: Mimes shoving his hand up a puppet's rear.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: It comes with being the President of the United States.
- Badass Baritone: His voice is notably deeper than Romney's.
- Berserk Button: Though his delivery of the line isn't any overtly angrier, Romney insulting his wife was enough for him to threaten to punch him.
- Black Is Bigger in Bed: His "Stimulus Package" is supposedly huge.
- Dirty Communist: Accused of being a "stuttering communist" by Romney.
- Flipping the Bird: When talking about the Mormon policy on wives.
- Gag Penis: His "Stimulus Package".
- Groin Attack: Inverted: Obama threatens to smack Romney with his aforementioned stimulus package.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Claims he's saving 53% of his raps for later verses. Unfortunately, he doesn't get to use them since Abraham Lincoln takes over the rap.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Romney's red. Justified: Obama's a Democrat.
- Talk to the Fist: He threatens to outright punch Romney in the face.
- Tranquil Fury: Barack disses Romney without screaming at him.
- Verbal Tic: Barack has a very, uhhh, noticeable one here... Romney points it out near the end.
- Your Mom: Inverted; he compliments Romney's father as a dis to Romney himself.Obama: "They say your father was a great man, you must be what's left!"
Played by: Peter Shukoff
See Season 1.
Doc Brown vs Doctor Who
Doc Brown Played by: Zach Sherwin
Marty McFly Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Great Scott! You're great not!"
- Adaptational Villainy: Hard to picture the original Doc Brown allying himself with the Daleks, or commanding one to kill the Doctor.
- Assist Character: A Dalek helps him defeating Ten while Marty later arrives to provide him an Epic Riff.
- Beware the Silly Ones: With the funny faces, weird outfit, Large Ham tendencies and family-friendly mad science of the source material, it'd be easy to write Doc Brown off as a Joke Character. However, he's one of the few participants of ERB that opted to straight up murder his opponent rather than compete in a rap battle and considering he forces a regeneration out of The Doctor, he's almost successful.
- Combat Pragmatist: He pulls a Dalek from out of nowhere to kill the Doctor before he can finish his rap.
- Cool Car: The Delorean is as stylish as ever.
- Deadly Doctor: A "real doctor" who commits murder.
- Einstein Hair: A well known Einstein expy, or in the words of the Doctor, wannabe Einstein, minus the stache".
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a murderer, he cares deeply for his friends.
- Frozen Face: In his intro and at certain points in the battle, his face is frozen in this ridiculous mouth-gaping frown with his eyebrows raised in surprise.
- Gadgeteer Genius: The time-traveling DeLorean he makes, as well as a remote to summon and control a Dalek.
- I Am Your Opponent: When the 4th Doctor segues into a jab at Marty, Doc Brown declares "This is between US, Scarfy!"
- Intergenerational Friendship: As in the movies, Doc and Marty are close friends. So when the Doctor takes a stab at Marty, Doc comes to his defense and tells the Doctor to leave Marty out of it.
- Large Ham: He's incredibly spastic in just about everything he does (although his rap has surprising flow regardless).
- Mad Scientist: He has hints of this with his Dalek controlling device.
- Milking the Giant Cow: He can't keep his hands still.
- Morality Pet: Four insulting Marty only aggravates Doc brown further.
- Negative Space Wedgie: The Doctor insists that Doc Brown can't make one to save his life.
- No Indoor Voice: He's shouting most of the time.
- Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: The Trope Namer, Marty McFly himself said this in response to the 4th Doctor calling him a chicken, complete with an epic guitar riff.
- Not: His first line.
- Great Scott, you're great! Not!
- Pædo Hunt: Doc is accused of being a pedophile.
- Pretender Diss: Doc pointedly questions the Doctor's credentials twice during the battle:Doc Brown: (verse one) "I'm not certain what sort of scientific authority you purport to be,""but I'm a REAL doctor. Where'd you get YOUR degree?"
Doc Brown: "And I'll use your port-a-potty "time machine" as my latrine."
- Then, in verse two, he mocks the TARDIS while making a squat:
- Rhymes on a Dime: He maintains that he's better at it than the Doctor and indeed, he doesn't have a single Painful Rhyme while the Doctor has many.
- Source Music: Marty's guitar playing is also the background music for the final line.
The Tenth Doctor Played by: Peter Shukoff
The Fourth Doctor Played by: George Watsky
"I'm a mystical medical doc at the pinnacle, shifting my physical form!"
- Absent-Minded Professor: Ten begins his verse correcting the Announcer (see I Am Not Shazam below), only to trail off mid-tangent and ask who he's talking to.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Ten wears a pinstripe suit while kicking ass and rapping.
- The Cameo: Four briefly appears in the Season 3 premiere.
- Chaste Hero: He couldn't be having less sex with all his numerous companions.
- Death Is Cheap: Ten comes back through time travel.
- I Am Not Shazam: Gets this In-Universe. When the announcer calls him "Doctor Who," Ten clarifies that he's just "the Doctor."
- Know When To Fold Them: He decides against taking Doc Brown on a second time after the stuff he pulled the first time.
- Large Ham: Four has no sense of subtlety.
- Motor Mouth: Four is an insanely fast rapper.
- Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time Ten was struck down by a Dalek.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Doc Brown points out that the Doctor doesn't even have a degree, unlike Doc Brown himself.
- Nice Hat: Four has his iconic floppy hat with him.
- The Nth Doctor: Courtesy of regeneration: he starts off as Ten, gets shot by a Dalek, then becomes Four.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: The Fourth Doctor wears one and has a more blistering rap than Ten.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Due to time reversing towards the end of the episode, Tenth Doctor stops the rap before he can be killed again.
- Special Effects Failure: In-Universe, Doc Brown says that the Doctor's special effects are terrible. As Doc Brown says that, you can see the TARDIS floating in the background and the strings holding it up and the hand holding the strings are all clearly visible.
- Take Up My Sword: Ten gets exterminated by a Dalek and regenerates (degenerates?) into Four, who takes over for the rest of the rap.
- Time Machine: The TARDIS is used to reset the battle and revive the 10th Doctor.
- Timey-Wimey Ball: He starts the titular monologue, but decides against it mid-rap. "You're not going to tear any wonky holes in any fabric of space and time...it's more like a rug really...oh but never mind."
- Wham Line: "Perhaps you'd like another?"
- You Need to Get Laid: Doc Brown mocks him for not having an active sex life despite being accompanied by several beautiful men and women over the years.
Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood
Played by: Mike Diva
"I got the baddest fists of fury that the world ever saw!"
- Badass Boast: He claims that he can do two-finger push-ups. Which he regularly did to stay tough but in that case it was his pointer and middle finger on one arm, rather than with just the middle finger on both arms.
- Boring Insult: According to him, Eastwood's movies are "slow as a tortoise."
- Combat Pragmatist: He roundhouse kicks a chair thrown at him first to knock it back at Clint.
- Composite Character: His own verses included many references to his movies ("defeated..... mother fuckers with claws" deals with Enter The Dragon and the Chuck Norris defeat is "Return of the Dragon") while Clint talks about the actor.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Raps against Eastwood while punching out Ninjas.
- Fighting with Chucks: Claims he's "the king of nunchucks" and backhands a ninja with them to emphasize his point.
- Flipping the Bird: As part of his two-finger push-ups.
- Funny Bruce Lee Noises:
- Hot-Blooded: In contrast to the subdued Eastwood, Bruce is extremely passionate.
- Offhand Backhand: Does this to several ninjas during his verses.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Uses a ninja's head as a speedbag.
- Teeny Weenie: Eastwood claims that his one inch punch is the same size.
- Too Cool to Live: In-Universe, Clint begrudgingly admits that both he and his son were this because they never live to see a sequel.
- Your Mom: He threatens to wreck his opponent's face, only to find that his mom already did that.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Do you feel lucky, punk?"
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Bruce Lee tells him to "Go take your pistol for a fistful of your million dollar babies"
- Badass Baritone: Speaks exclusively in a low growl.
- Badass Beard: He's clearly meant to emulate Eastwood's film persona.
- Badass Boast: Clint delivers one to Bruce at the end of his first verse, while casually taking out gunmen from multiple directions:Clint Eastwood: "Those little dances you do, don't threaten me Bruce. Fuck you, dude. I even squint better than you."
- Cigar Chomper: He smokes a cigar while he raps.
- Clint Squint: Of course, and he does it better than Bruce.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Lee claims that he is one and brings up the infamous chair incident.
- Cold Ham: He speaks with his usual Guttural Growler while full of gravitas.
- Composite Character: He's Clint Eastwood alright, and many jokes are made about the actual person, but he also seems to be an amalgamation of Eastwood, The Man With No Name (whom his appearance and mannerisms are based on), Dirty Harry (quoting him a few times), and Walt Kowalski (sharing his grumpy old man tendencies and racism).
- Cowboy: The outfit and attitude are classic cowboy.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Raps against Lee while gunning down outlaws.
- Guttural Growler: All of his lines are spoken in a very deep raspy voice.
- Hong Kong Dub: Deliberately invoked against Bruce while discussing the trope and how often it was in Bruce's movies.
- Jerkass: He makes fun of the early deaths of Bruce Lee and his son and makes racist jokes.
- Kick the Dog: His raps about Bruce's death by Asprin and the death of his son.
- Nice Hat: Wears a cowboy hat.
- Offhand Backhand: Guns down several bandits in a row without even looking at them.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: He says that he can squint better than an Asian dude and that Bruce should be working in a sweatshop. This is most likely borrowed from Clint's Gran Torino character, Walt Kowalski.
- Precision F-Strike: Done during his Badass Boast at the end of his first verse.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The end of his first verse, with bullets and an f bomb.
- Relative Button: Indirectly mentions Brandon Lee's death on the set of The Crow in his finishing line.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: He mows down a large posse of gunslingers (and blasts an airborne chair to splinters) effortlessly with one.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: Mocked Bruce Lee for his and his son Brandon's deaths.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:Clint: I'd beat you in round two, but that'd be unbelievable. No one in your family ever lives to see a sequel.
- The Stoic: In complete contrast to Bruce Lee, Clint raps in a much more subdued tone.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: He shoots a man way more times than necessary.
- Toilet Humor: He threatens to rip Lee's anus like a Pupu Platter.
Batman vs Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes & Dr. John Watson
Sherlock Played by: Zach Sherwin
Watson Played by: Kyle Mooney
"Dissing these dynamic douchebags was elementary, my dear Watson."
- Awesomeness by Analysis:
- Holmes successfully deduces Batman's identity through a couple of minor similarities. He also puzzles out the event that inspired him to become a crime-fighter.
- Also in slow motion, he analyzes Batman and plans his way through the next line in his rap. Similar to the famous bare-knuckle boxing scene from the 2009 film.
- Badass Bookworms: Sherlock's a famous detective and a boxer while his sidekick is a war veteran.
- Breaking Speech: His second verse is clearly meant to be this: "This mustn't register on an emotional level..."
- Catchphrase: Invoked by Holmes with 'conclude with killer catchphrase'.
- Composite Character: Sherlock Holmes's look is clearly based on that of Basil Rathbone (based on the happy accident that MC Mr. Napkins looks a lot like him), but he carries elements of the 2009 film portrayal.
- Cultural Posturing:Watson: "I heard he has a British butler."Holmes: "Good. Then he'll be used to being served by Englishmen."
- Deadly Doctor: Watson is a doctor and a brilliant rapper.
- Dying Alone: According to Batman, this will happen to Holmes because no one likes him.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Holmes is this according to Batman, who claims that people merely tolerates Holmes, hence why Batman expects him to die alone.
- Insufferable Genius: Part of his battle plan for the second verse involves acknowledging a compliment.
- Kick the Dog: Holmes mocks Batman for the death of his parents.
- Nice Hat: Batman says so sarcastically. He actually thinks it's dorky.
- Smoking Is Cool: It's not Holmes without his pipe!
- Sophisticated as Hell Terms like "Batshit crazy" mix with Sherlock's usual eloquence.
- The Watson: Watson's lines are typically asking Sherlock to explain something or himself stating the obvious.
Batman Played by: Peter Shukoff
Robin Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Bring it on, bitch I'm Batman!"
- Badass Normal: Batman's lack of powers are not only mocked by Sherlock and Watson but their absence helped them figure out his secret identity.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Robin is a teenager and more bratty than punny.
- Camp Straight: Robin has effeminate mannerisms, but claims to have slept with Irene Adler.
- Catchphrase: As usual, "I'm Batman."
- Comically Missing the Point: Batman mentions that he only puts his ward's life on the line only when he needs him. Robin interprets this as his cue to pop in.
- The Comically Serious: Batman is always serious but here it's funny.
- Crimefighting with Cash: Part of Holmes' deduction as to how Batman maintains his crimefighting gear; "his wealth would allow this adversary of ours to afford the toys he needs..."
- Dark Is Not Evil: Batman, natch. He wears a black mask and costume and the sky is filled with dark clouds during his verses. Doesn't make him any less of a hero.
- Facepalm: Batman's reaction to his sidekick's antics.
- Guttural Growler: Batman, as usual. It sounds mostly like Christian Bale's version of the character.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Batman isn't a warm and fuzzy person (and he all but dismisses his sidekick), he shows much more concern for the lives of the people that he's fighting to protect. He even calls Holmes out for willingly putting people in danger to solve a mystery, which is something he would never do.
- Keet: Robin's enthusiasm is a contrast to Bat's usual mood.
- Kick the Dog: Calling out Sherlock for needlessly putting his allies in danger is one thing; claiming this makes him The Friend Nobody Likes and that he'll end up Dying Alone with nothing but his drug addiction is another.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Robin's "Holy Conan Doyle!"
- Motor Mouth: Robin's lines are very fast.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Rather than making lighthearted comments or funny lines, Batman is dead serious.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Robin, who looks like he was pulled from the 1960's with a mask similar to an animated version in contrast to Batman in his modern film costume.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Batman beat Superman in a fight at some point according to Son Goku.
- The Stoic: Invoked by Batman ("Nothing makes me laugh!").
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "So bring it on, bitch... I'm Batman."
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Batman seems to have little patience for his sidekick.
Moses vs Santa Claus
Played by: Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion
"I'll split your ass in half, like I did the Red Sea."
- Badass Longcoat: His robes are Mocked by Santa who calls him an Obi-Wan wannabe.
- Divine Race Lift: Moses as a black man would REALLY have spoiled the surprise for foster brother Ramses.
- Groin Attack: Downplayed with the mandatory circumcision.
- Hypocrite: He wrote the Ten Commanments, but Santa notes that he violated Commandment Six with killing a slave driver and invoking the plagues, though he may get off in the case of the latter because God did what He had to do.
- Meaningful Background Event: He parts the sea while he raps.
- No Sense of Direction: The elves toss him a GPS because he was lost for 40 years.
- Really Gets Around: If his "milk and honeys" are of any indication.
- Special Guest: Snoop Dogg, ladies and gentlemen!
- The Stoner:
- He claimed to have received his visions while "high on a mountain".
- Santa claims that he smokes too much "Burning Bush".
- He even begins his first verse by blowing out a huge puff.
Santa Played by: Peter Shukoff
Elves Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Santa Claus is coming to town!"
- Badass Baritone: He has a very deep voice to match his large frame.
- Badass Santa: It's Santa in a Rap Battle.
- Big Fun: His opinion of himself, "I'm a jolly bowl of jelly"
- Catchphrase: "Ho-ho-ho!"
- Christmas Elves: Accompanied by a group of these.
- Cultural Posturing: He claims his rhymes are so cold because he's from the North Pole.
- Fat Bastard: Moses' opinion of him. "you took the 'christ' out of Christmas and just added mo' mass".
- Felony Misdemeanor: His Elves are shocked that Jewish people can't eat bacon.
- Fun Personified: He brings joy every year.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Moses threatens to do this to him like he did with the Red Sea.
- Nice Guy: He's generally respectful of his opponent. Tellingly, the point of his rap is to convince Moses to lighten up regarding Christmas.
- Our Elves Are Better: Santa's Elves are Santa's Elves.
- Pædo Hunt: Moses claims that this is why he lets kids sit on his lap.
- Stout Strength: How else could he carry that giant sack?
Adam vs Eve
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"You wanna bite on my fruit? Well, you can swallow the truth!"
- All Men Are Perverts: Several of Eve's lines imply that Adam's a real horndog.Eve: This battle's gonna end like every argument does, with you kissing my ass and begging me for a rub!
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Eve after calling her a colossal bitch.
- Garden Garment: He's wearing a loincloth made of leaves.
- Henpecked Husband: Eve walks all over him with her verses as she constantly nags to him. Also a Lazy Husband.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With a guy named Steve, apparently.
- Lazy Husband: Majority of Eve's lines are about how useless he is at home.
- The Pig Pen: Eve claims he smells like ball sacks and nachos.
- Speed Sex: Eve calls him a 'One-pump chump'.
- Teeny Weenie: Accused of having this by Eve. She says he only needs a 'pine needle' instead of a fig leaf.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Near the end of the rap, he calls Eve a "colossal bitch!"
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Shirts hadn't been invented yet.
Played by: Jenna Marbles
"That apple's the best thing I bit so far!"
- All Periods Are PMS: Adam compares her periods to demonic possession.
- Flower in Her Hair: It's on the right side of her head.
- Godiva Hair: Averted, which is notable considering every modernization of Eve plays this straight.
- Grumpy Bear: She's really angry through her verses, making a big deal out of everything.
- Garden Garment: She's wearing a bikini made of leaves.
- Mood-Swinger: According to Adam she can metaphorically turn into a demon.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's not nude like the tradition portrayal of Eve, but her outfit is still very revealing.
- Parenting the Husband: A majority of her lines are attacks on Adam's laziness.
- Skunk Stripe: Her hair has pink strands.
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King
Played by: Keegan-Michael Key
"I fought the caste system, but you still cannot touch this!"
- Adaptational Badass: The real Gandhi doesn't have fire powers.
- Badass Mustache: The real Gandhi was well known for his iconic mustache.
- Badass Pacifist: He is "passively resisting the fact that you suck".
- Bald of Awesome: His famous bald head is present.
- Celibate Hero: As he says, it's because he doesn't give a fuck.
- Elemental Powers: See Playing with Fire below.
- It's Been Done: He says that he already did everything that MLK did in his lifetime.
- Kamehame Hadoken: He shoots his Yoga Fire this way rather than out his mouth, as is traditional.
- Kick the Dog: Relative to his opponent; King didn't take a crack at his personal life like he did with the 'stay away from the hoes' line.
- The Pig Pen: King claims that he really needs to shower.
- Playing with Fire: His raps are so hot, he spits Yoga Fire.
- Specs of Awesome: A rapping, yoga fire spitting, guy in glasses.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: As King calls attention to; "no shoes, no shirt, but I'm still gonna serve ya!"
- What the Hell, Hero?: He calls out MLK for cheating on his wife.
- Worthy Opponent: King praised him by saying that he admired Gandhi for breaking the British power (before promptly taking a shot at him again).
Played by: Jordan Peele
"I'm the King of civil rights from the city to suburbia!"
- Badass Boast: "I've got so much street cred, they write my name on the signs!"
- Badass Pacifist: He will forgive you so hard.
- Badass Preacher: Just like his namesake, he's a religious leader with tons of street cred.
- Fat Bastard: Gandhi's opinion on MLK as he throws lots of food puns towards him.
- Friendly Enemy: He seems to think that he and Gandhi have this sort of relationship, given how he mentions that he admires Gandhi's work and how he's going to "forgive [Gandhi] so hard right now." They're dancing together at the end.
- Good Shepherd: A religious leader and "king of civil rights". Gandhi says the 'good' part is incorrect.
- Large Ham: King's raps are as bold as his speeches.
- Milking the Giant Cow: He makes a lot of dramatic hand gestures.
- Mr. Vice Guy: His vice is infidelity.
- Nice Guy: He gives his opponent a hug at the end of their battle.
- No Indoor Voice: He's very loud.
- N-Word Privileges: Drops one at the end of the battle by saying, "Nigga, we got more beef than one of your sacred cows,".
- Power Echoes: All of his lines are delivered with a noticeable echo, even when he stops speaking through a microphone.
- Pungeon Master: "King of civil rights"; "naan violence"; "no bell prize"...he's got many puns up his sleeve.
- Really Gets Around: Gandhi advises him to "stay away from the hoes".
Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"I don't alternate my flow; I diss you directly!"
- At Least I Admit It: Edison is portrayed as being greedy and unapologetic that he stole credit from Tesla. He even rubs it in his face instead. Twice.Edison: "You never had sex but you sure got screwed by ME!!"
- Badass Bookworm: Bussinessman, inventor, electricutor.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He openly admits to and even brags about screwing Tesla over, and electrocutes a puppy for no reason during his second verse.
- Con Man: Tesla calls him out on it: "Your best invention was a way to steal credit!"
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Accused of being a credit stealing, money obessed, asshole by Tesla.
- Evil Gloating: Edison's second verse is mostly him bragging about how he scammed Tesla, especially this part:
- Glad I Thought of It: Tesla accuses him of stealing credit for other people's work.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: "The truth Hertz!"
- It's All About Me: He's so self-important, he tries to steal credit for this very rap battle!
- Jerkass: He shamelessly admits to screwing Tesla over and uses it to taunt him.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
Edison: "Without me, here's a taste of what this battle would be: *screen goes dark, and sound quality rapidly drops* No lights. No camera. No sound. See?"
- In the second verse, he points out that without him, there wouldn't be any Epic Rap Battles.
- A second point where Edison was sadly right: Just because you're brilliant doesn't mean you can be a success.
- Kick the Dog:
- He's depicted electrocuting a dog at one point, for seemingly no reason. He's been known to have electrocuted animals during his feud with Tesla in Real Life.
- He also mocks Tesla for his OCD and brags about how well off he was while Tesla was digging ditches.
- Large Ham: He is loud and proud about his unethical business practices.
- Motor Mouth: Most of Edison's first verse is delivered blisteringly fast, including the Tongue Twister right near the start:Edison: "While you were busy digging ditches and burning bridges"I'm pumping out inventions, stacking riches, so go BACK to YOUR PIGEONS!!"
- New Jersey: He claims that he's so dope he makes this place look good all by himself!
- Rich Bastard: He repeatedly boasts about his wealth and generally seems a very money-centric person, which isn't that far off from real life.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: He disregards tact when tearing into Tesla.
Played by: Dante Cimadamore
Additional Tesla voice by: Peter Shukoff
"I see a universe of infinite energy!"
- Adaptational Badass: Nikola Tesla was a pretty cool guy in real life, but now he can shoot lightning from his hands!
- Badass Boast:
- "I sense a universe of infinite energy and no potential for threat from this enemy!"
- "You did not steal from me, you stole me FROM MANKIND!"
- Badass Bookworm: A nerd with lightning powers.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Takes pride in being impeccably dressed.
- Badass Mustache: A magnificent one to contrast the bare faced Edison.
- Born in the Wrong Century: He mentions that his brilliance is ahead of its own time.
- Celibate Eccentric Genius: Mad scientist, brilliant with electricity and no interest in anything else.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His background is much darker than Edison's even though he's clearly the hero of the battle.
- Elemental Powers: Shock and Awe!
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Edison mocks him for the trouble he spent doing menial jobs and struggling to make his inventions a reality.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: One of the lines in his rap is "You Can Call Me Tesla, Nikola".
- Russian Reversal: "You did not steal from me, you stole me FROM MANKIND!"
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Self-proclaimed; "impeccably dressed".
- Shock and Awe: Creates an entire lightning storm out of his hands.
- Super OCD: According to Edison, Tesla is "a geek; plagued by OCD". This was true in real life.
- Vindicated by History: In-universe. He mentions becoming this.History is being rewritten
- Virgin-Shaming: Edison mocks him for his tendency to avoid sex.Edison: "You may be celibate but you sure got screwed by me!"
- You Fool!: Begins his second verse with this for Edison thinking that a blackout could stop him.
Babe Ruth vs Lance Armstrong
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"I'm the pinnacle of physical condition!"
- Badass Boast: Even by this series "I beat cancer, I can sure as hell crack you" stands out.
- Battle Strip: Starts off wearing a suit, which he rips off, revealing his cycling uniform underneath.
- Broken Pedestal: Accused of being this by Ruth because others put him on a pedestal when he was doping.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Ruth points out that his doping essentially ruined him.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Hes filled with rage throughout the entirety of the battle.
- Heroic Build: In contrast to the pudgy Ruth he calls himself the height of physical condition.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Claims he did what he had to do to win.
- Pædo Hunt: Courtesy of Ruth, who accuses him of molesting one of the Olsen Twins, in reference to Armstrong having dated Ashley Olsen.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"The Sultan of Swat will knock you right outta the park!"
- Beware the Nice Ones: Jovial, goofy, and has little respect for juicers.
- Berserk Button: He hates cheaters.
- Big Eater: Mentions food several times within the battle (for example, asking Lance to bring him some French fries) and Lance lists "choking down food" as one of his sins.
- Big Fun: Unaffected by his weight and Lance's attacks in regards to it; even asks him for some French Fries. Lance describes him as a Fat Bastard.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Lance suggests that he could have done even better than he did if he had bothered to train.
- Combat Compliment: Starts off by congratulating Lance on his physique and that he beat cancer. Then he goes to town on the guy.
- Eagle Land: He is reflective of the more flattering variety of the trope; big on sportsmanship, high personal confidence, and made a name for himself by his own merits.
- The Gift: Lance points out that he was great at his sport despite the fact that he never trained.
- Heartwarming Orphan: He found his way to fortune and fame.
- Iconic Outfit: His white uniform is well known and used by imitators.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Lance lists them such as smoking, alcohol and gluttony.
- Motor Mouth: His second verse is very fast.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Points out how Lance is a "disgrace because he got lost and forgot what real sportsmanship was".
- Red Baron: Numerous, including The Sultan of Swat.
Mozart vs Skrillex
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"My music is two hundred years old, and it's still excellent!"
- Abusive Parents: His father was one, thus leading to his daddy issues below.
- Agent Peacock: He's a bit foppish, but still capable of some nasty burns.
- Badass Boast: "I ROCKED HARDER THAN YOU WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD!"
- Child Prodigy: In his youth he was already talented; see his boast.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Not physically, but his name was written on Santa Claus' naughty list five battles earlier.
- Elegant Classical Musician: In Skrillex's opinion this is inverted; his wooden instruments and classical style of dress make him look stupid.
- I Resemble That Remark!: After Skrillex claims that he has an unhealthy obsession with Toilet Humor, he makes two feces-based jokes about Skrillex's music.
- Kissing Cousins: Skrillex claims that Mozart and his cousin Maria Anna Thekla engaged in more than kissing.
- Starving Artist: Referenced by Skrillex in that Mozart died broke and worthless despite being a musical prodigy.
- Teeny Weenie: Skrillex claims he has a "little magic flute".
- Toilet Humor: Skrillex claims he's obsessed with poop jokes. Mozart makes no attempt to deny it, making two such jokes throughout the battle.
- Unexplained Accent: He speaks with a British accent, despite being Austrian and being played by an American.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Skrillex attacks him for his daddy issues, calling him a slave.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"My name is Skrillex, man! Welcome to the Devil's Den!"
- As Himself: The real Skrillex appeared and rapped for half of his second verse, as part of YouTube's Big Live Comedy Show.
- Emo Teen: Mozart calls him an "emo Steve Urikel".
- Empathic Environment: Skrillex is unique in that his background is completely affected by the track.
- Hot-Blooded: Lots of shouting and aggression; even his background is agitated.
- Nerd Glasses: This is why Mozart calls him an 'emo Steve Urkel'.
- Nightmare Face: Briefly has one in his first verse when he says he's a monster.
- The Pig Pen: He apparently reeks of dead mouse.
- The Rock Star: In contrast to Mozart, he has a rougher musical aesthetic.
- Self-Made Man: Self-proclaimed, while he considers Mozart a Tyke-Bomb of sorts.
- Specs of Awesome: His glasses go well with his clothes and hair.
- Techno Wizard: His entire musical style is based around this, and the changes to the music and background when he's rapping reflect it.
Rasputin vs Stalin
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"Try messin' with the Mad Monk, you'll be sorry, yo!"
- Actually Pretty Funny: If you watch him during Gorbachev's and Putin's verses, he's half-heartedly dancing to the beat.
- Badass Baritone: His voice is pretty deep.
- Badass Beard: Much like the historical Rasputin, his beard is grown heavily down to his chest.
- Death Glare: Wears this expression throughout the battle.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Rasputin belonged to a sect that believed sin was finite, so sinning in abundance meant others couldn't. Even he thinks Stalin's an unforgivable bastard.
- Gag Penis: Claims that he is a "big dick mystic", and Stalin makes reference to his "moose cock".
- Guttural Growler: He's got a raspy voice.
- Hypnotic Eyes: His superpower according to legend and he threatens to do this to Stalin's wife.
- Hypnotize the Princess: He brags of his history with this, but Lenin doesn't care.Lenin: "The Czar's wife can't do shit tonight!"
- Ignored Enemy: Becomes increasingly disregarded by his opponents as the battle goes on. Lenin throws a verse his way but otherwise focuses entirely on chewing out Stalin, Gorbachev gives him one line about needing a shower, and Putin pretty much ignores him completely.
- Kryptonite Factor: In reference to Stalin's Name to Run Away from Really Fast"You're the Man of Steel, I spit Kryptonite."
- Kubrick Stare: It's part of his 'creepy mystic' vipe.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Inverted, as the first rapper. He's the only one of the five who's not a direct politician or leader, and becomes mostly irrelevant once the tone shifts to Russia's political history (Hence spending the rest of the episode dancing to the beat, aside from receiving a few potshots regarding being The Pigpen).
- Made of Iron: His famous multi-killing assassination is referenced by Stalin.
- The Man Behind the Man: Points out that he was this to Czar Nicholas II, and threatens to do the same to Stalin.
- No Eye in Magic: Much of his performance is in the eyes, between Kubrick Stares and Death Glares, as befitting his character. However, when your opponent is Josef Stalin, even the infamous Evil Sorcerer is powerless.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: His voice is impressively deep, but there's not a hint of an accent in there.
- The Pigpen: Gorbachev says he needs a shower.
- Rasputinian Death: Stalin says the "pickled moose cock" was getting off easy.
- Also subverted — Stalin threatens the Rasputinian Death, but otherwise it's not even referenced — because Rasputin didn't die that way, contrary to his legend.
- Religious Bruiser: Proudly mentions his status as a monk, and looks like he'd be more than happy to wring Stalin's neck.
- Was It Really Worth It?: Basically, his thesis regarding the history of the Soviet Union, from the revolution against the Tsarist empire to the "union of ruinous states" it eventually became, thanks Stalin's dictatorial methods and We Have Reserves mentality.
- Wizard Beard: Naturally, being a hypno mystic he has the long beard for it.
- Your Mom: Refers to how he gained influence over Tsar Nicholas through Nicholas' wife, and threatens to do the same to Stalin.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"See the soul of the man who made Mother Russia his bitch!"
- Abusive Parents: His father beat him like a dog, as Rasputin can attest to. Also one himself.
- A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Lenin's opinion of him. It sounds like Star WarsLenin: You let your heart grow dark.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Threatens to shoot Rasputin's family, friends, and pierogi sellers.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: General Secretary of the Soviet Union.
- Ax-Crazy: Sadly, it's Truth in Television.I'll leave your neck in a noose in a trench and shot!
Your whole family, shot!
All your wizard friends, shot!Anyone who sold you pierogi, shot!
- Badass Boast:See the soul of the man who made Mother Russia his bitch!
Dropped a hammer on you harder than I bitch-slapped Hitler!
- Badass Mustache: Rasputin thinks it makes him look like Wario. This wasn't a compliment on his part.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Like Hitler, he enjoys his reputation as one of the most evil men to ever live.
- Commissar Cap: Wears one but he is, technically, a government clerk.
- Death Glare"Look into my eyes you perverted witch."
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Taunts Rasputin, the infamous hypnotist, with his eyes.
- Dirty Communists: The filthiest of them all. Even others communists (like Vladimir Lenin; see below) think he's dirty.
- Evil Cripple: Lenin points out he has a withered arm.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Defied Trope. He flat out denies this when he scoffs at Rasputin's boast that he can get at him through his wife and brags about not saving his own son's life. See Lack of Empathy below.
- Fate Worse than Death: He claims that the trope namer for Rasputinian Death got off easy, (we'll just assume that the writers are using the fictional account of Rasputin's death rather than the boring fact that he died immediately after being shot) and threatens to inflict a fate worse than death before moving on to killing anyone Rasputin every knew or loved.
- When Stalin said he would starve Rasputin until he wasted away, it's either as a preparation for the execution or as a contingency if Rasputin survived both the hanging and the shooting.
- Freudian Excuse: As Rasputin put it, "Your daddy beat you like a dog and now you're evil".
- Jerkass: He raps in a way that would indicate that his atrocities are something to be proud of.Stalin: You think I give a fuck about my wife? My own son got locked up in prison and I didn't save his life!
- Lack of Empathy: He just doesn't care how many people died because of him. Even his family wasn't safe.
- Perpetual Frowner: Frowns and snarls are his only expressions.
- Red Right Hand: His right hand is withered.
- The Sociopath: He clearly feels no regret for his evil actions even being proud of them.
- To the Pain: Threatens Rasputin with pickled moose cock, hanging, shooting and then laying in a trench. See Fate Worse than Death.
- Unperson: His tendency to do this, specifically with Trotsky who he literally "took out of the picture", is mentioned.
- Windows of the Soul: Seems to believe this:"Look into my eyes you perverted witch.
See the soul of the man who made Mother Russia his bitch!"
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"It's hip-hop chowder, red over white!"
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Premier of the Soviet Union.
- Badass Beard: He has both a beard and a moustache, which make him look cool. He had both in real life.
- Bald of Awesome: Burns both Stalin and Rasputin without a hair on his head.
- Berserk Button: Lenin believes that Stalin completely ruined his revolution and is extremely angry about it.
- Deliberately Monochrome: Depicted in red and white.
- Dirty Communists: Lots of talk about fighting the bourgouis and such but compared to Stalin, he looks downright spotless.
- It's Personal: While he claims that he's there to beat both Rasputin and Stalin, he has a lot more to say to Stalin than he does Rasputin. The reasons for this should be obvious.
- Large Ham: Served Russian style; powerful and grim.
- No Indoor Voice: It's Lincolnesque in its volume.
- Non-Standard Character Design: has this red and white rotoscope effect that makes him look like an animated propaganda poster.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Same deal with Rasputin, just switch "deep" for "loud".
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He is very pissed about how the Russian Revolution was ruined by Stalin. In fact, his first line is to debunk Stalin's "pride of Lenin" remark.
- One Steve Limit: Averted - he isn't the only Vladimir to show up in his battle. See below.
- Speak of the Devil: He pops in after Stalin claims to be "The pride of Lenin" to refute that remark. It also sets a precedent for Gorbachev and Putin to find an excuse so they can get in on the action as well.
- Trrrilling Rrrs:
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Is presented as somebody who really did believe he was doing the right thing.
- We Used to Be Friends: Calls Stalin out for betraying his trust but it's an historical imprecision, as Lenin and Stalin never saw eye to eye, despite what Stalin's propaganda said.
Played by: Lloyd Ahlquist
"Yo, I'm the host with the most glasnost!"
- Abusive Precursors: Claims that Russia was put on the road to ruin because of the faults of the previous leaders.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: General Secretary of the Soviet Union.
- Bald of Awesome: His dome is highlighted by his birthmark.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He opened up the Soviet Union, and a can of whoop-ass too.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He may seem like a goofball, but he's got great raps.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: "Tore down that wall like the Kool-Aid man, Oh yeah!"
- Chummy Commies: Unlike Stalin and Lenin, he "shook hands with both Ronalds; Regean and Mcdonald".
- Distinguishing Mark: His birthmark. Was almost an "ERB" but it didn't work out.
- Dirty Communists: Not as much as Stalin and Lenin, since he's much more mellow than them, here.
- Fun Personified: Is the only one who looks like he's having a good time, is generally lighthearted and seems to have a permanent smile.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: "Knock, knock, knock... did someone say 'birthmarks'?"note
- Knight of Cerebus: Inverted. His predecessors were still pretty silly, but they rapped about parental abuse, tyranny, murder, and betrayal. The darkest Gorbachev gets is blaming them for the Cold War.
- Lethal Joke Character: He seems like just a friendly, goofy guy at first, but he spits very hot raps.
- Nice Guy: Comparitively speaking, he's the contestant with the least skeletons in his closet. Most of his rhymes are good-natured and focused on his accomplishments instead of putting the other guys down.
- Odd Name Out: He's the only contestant in the battle that doesn't have an "in" attached to the end of his name (or nickname, in the case of Stalin and Lenin)."If your name end with "in" time to get out!"
- Perpetual Smiler: He's got a giant smirk on his face the whole time.
- Pet the Dog: References his reforms, attempts to open the Soviet Union and its people to the West and bringing down the Berlin Wall.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Insists that he's the only one in the Russian Five to use authority on even heel.
- Red Right Hand: Inverted. He has a birthmark on his forehead, but is the nicest of the Russian Five.
- Token Good Teammate: Plays himself up as this, claiming the others were too aggressive.
Played by: Peter Shukoff
"I'm a president in my prime. My enemies don't distract me."
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Takes pride in his judo moves.
- Badass Baritone: He has a really deep voice.
- Badass Boast: A few."Doing judo moves and schooling every communist сука.""The last man who attacked me has a half-life so comrade, come at me!""You'll find the ex-KGB is the best MC in the ex-CCCP!"
- Big Entrance: He's introduced by his face on a jumboscreen that bursts to reveal him.
- The Comically Serious: His stone-faced mug adds some silliness to his verses.
- Deadpan Snarker: Incredibly deadpan and incredibly snarky.
- Genius Bruiser: Claims to be just as brainy as he is brawny.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Appears without warning to ask "Did somebody say real power?"
- Gratuitous Russian: Calling Stalin, Lenin, and Gorbachev "bitch" in Russian.
- Hitler Cam: His appearance on the jumboscreen.
- Nice Hat: A large, furry one that, combinded with his shirtless chest, makes him look manlier than the other four.
- One Steve Limit: Averted - he isn't the only Vladimir to show up in his battle. See above.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Starts somewhere vaguely Russian, ends up somewhere vaguely Sylvester Stallone.
- Rated M for Manly: He acts the most masculine of the Russian Five such as arriving to the rap battle shirtless and bragging about his judo moves.
- The Stoic: Seems relatively calm for the most part and less expresses less emotion on his face than the others.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "Doing judo moves and schooling every communist сука!!"
- Walking Shirtless Scene: To show off the judo muscles.