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  • vs. Ronan the Accuser

    Confirmed guesses 

    Jossed Raps and Characters 
Matchups or characters that has been more or less been jossed by people in the ERB crew.

    Unlikely ideas 

Inanimate objects

Cartoon vs. Cartoon

Obscure characters
  • Ed Wood vs. Uwe Boll: Critically panned directors (both are obscure)
  • Randy Newman vs. Uwe Boll (both are obscure)
  • Tara Strong vs. Steve Blum: Voice actors (both are obscure)
  • Cole McGrath vs. Alex Mercer: Realistic superhero sandbox game heroes
  • SHODAN vs. AM
  • Dee Bradley Baker vs. Frank Welker (both are obscure)
  • Lamar Smith vs. Jack Thompson: Anti-entertainment activists (both are obscure)
  • Princess Celestia vs. Princess Bubblegum (both are obscure)
  • J. Jonah Jameson vs. Cave Johnson (both are obscure)
  • Vertigo vs. Nightmare Moon (both are obscure)
  • Richard Petty vs. Dale Earnhardt: Nascar racers (Petty is obscure, Earnhardt is not)
  • Kenny vs. the Pyro: Characters who only communicate in muffled noises. (Pyro is obscure, Kenny is not)
  • Dexter Morgan or Maxwell vs. Light Yagami: Serial-Killer Killers for the former, magic notebook users for the latter. (Maxwell is obscure, Dexter and Light less so)
  • Bellatrix Lestrange vs. Angelique Bouchard (Angelique is obscure, Bellatrix is not)
  • Mark Zuckerberg vs Moot (Moot is obscure, Zuckerberg is not)
    • vs David Karp. Alternatively, Moot vs David Karp. (Karp is obscure)
  • Gordon Ramsay vs. Revy (Revy is obscure, Ramsay is not)
  • Elizabeth Báthory vs. Ellen DeGeneres (Bathory is obscure, Ellen is not)
  • Pansy Parkinson vs. Regina George (Pansy is obscure, Regina is not)
  • Kryten vs. Data (Kryten is obscure, Data is not)
  • Atlas and P-Body vs. R2-D2 and C-3PO (Atlas and P-Body are obscure, R2-D2 and C-3PO are not)
  • Tsukasa Kadoya vs. Sora (Tsukasa is obscure, Sora is not)
  • George Orwell vs. Davina McCall: "Big Brother" battle (McCall is obscure, Orwell is not)
  • Mr. Bedford and Mr. Cavor vs. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Bedford and Cavor are obscure, Armstrong and Aldrin are not)
  • Kurt Cobain vs. Peter Noone (Noone is obscure, Cobain is not)
  • Ghost Rider vs. Scorpion: Skull-headed fire-based anti-heroes (Ghost Rider is obscure, Scorpion is not)
  • Lara Croft vs. Nathan Drake: Action-adventure heroes (Drake is obscure, Lara is not)
  • Rod Serling vs. the Crypt Keeper (the Crypt Keeper is obscure, Serling is not)
  • Michael Richards vs. Al Jolson: Actors who are now mostly known for racism (both are obscure)
  • Hunter S. Thompson vs. Jon Stewart: Anti-journalists (Thompson is obscure, Stewart is not)
  • Jk Rowling vs Jeff Kinney (Kinney is obscure, Rowling is not)
  • Bear Grylls vs. Les Stroud (Stroud is obscure, Grylls is not)
  • Indiana Jones vs. Howard Carter
  • Madoka vs. [[Series/ts upon seeing the huge amounts of work the other artists were doing.
  • Deadpool vs Boba Fett: Deadpool is jealous that the Star Wars series has been getting so much attention lately, so he picks a fight with Boba Fett to drum up publicity for his own movie, which comes out early next year.
  • George R.R. Martin vs. J.R.R. Tolkien:
    • A who would win fantasy game went a bit over the top.
    • Tolkien's published views on what makes a fantasy story good are completely at odds with Martin's writing style. Challenged by Martin's success, Tolkien feels the need to back up his views and prove that he is the superior fantasy author.
  • Gordon Ramsay vs. Julia Child:
    • A Cooking Duel taken to the extreme.
    • Ramsay is scheduled for a new joint cooking show with Julia Child, but his schedule is so cramped that he is even more angry than usual and immediately fires off on her cooking skills.
  • Thomas Jefferson vs. Frederick Douglass:
    • Douglass found out about Jefferson's history as a slave owner and went to Washington DC to confront him about it. This is also set in the universe of Hamilton.
    • Douglass is annoyed with the quasi-deification that the slave-owning Founding Fathers get in the American media and politics. He convinces Jefferson, who shares his feelings, to help him stage a battle to remind people that even the greatest leaders are still human.
  • James Bond vs. Austin Powers: Bond watches the Austin Powers films and finds them dreadfully unfunny. He challenges Powers to a battle to show off what a superior spy he is, but the original Bond gets word of this and is pissed off that they would use Craig's version to represent his franchise instead of the original, so he decides to show up to the battle and make his opinions known.
  • Bruce Banner/The Hulk vs. Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner: Caitlyn came to Bruce to help with her sex change surgery, not knowing that Bruce only deals with Hulk-based transformations.
  • Alexander the Great vs. Ivan the Terrible: Ivan invented the time machine to try to erase what he did to his son but... well, bad habits are hard to break and besides killing assholes is fun, so he went on a killing spree throughout time and space.
    • Just another run of Civilization, not unlike Shaka Zulu vs. Julius Caesar above.
  • Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: See Obama vs. Romney's entry above.
  • Ash Ketchum vs. Charles Darwin:
    • Instead of Alola, Ash landed on the Galapagos Islands. Ash tries to get a Pokemon from Darwin. Pissed off at him, he tells him off.
    • Darwin gives a lecture attempting to clear up common misconceptions about evolution, in which he repeatedly blames Pokémon for the origin of the ideas he's debunking. Ash is in the audience and challenges him to a battle in response.
  • Wonder Woman vs. Stevie Wonder: Diana decides to go to one of Stevie's concerts. Intrigued by him, she decides to have a conversation with him afterwards. They have an argument about who is a bigger inspiration that escalates.
  • Tony Hawk vs. Wayne Gretzky: Wayne thinks hockey deserves the title of "extreme sport" more than skateboarding does. He has an argument with Tony about it which ends up getting personal.
  • Theodore Roosevelt vs. Winston Churchill: Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt visit Mount Rushmore at the same time. Churchill makes a quip to a bystander about how the men who created America, the man who saved America and "a fourth guy whom nobody even knows what he did" got their face on a mountain but the British PM who saved the entire world didn't. Teddy overhears him, gets offended and decides to try and knock him down a peg.
  • Nice Peter vs. Epic Lloyd 2: This already has a story.
  • All the reasons can be found here.

Dan Bull will guest star in the series at some point.
Dan Bull is easily one of the most acclaimed Youtube rappers ever. It would be insane not cast him as Darwin, Churchill, or someone else who just so happens to be ridiculously British. John Bull!

Season 2 will feature some sort of plot.
We've already seen that Hawking is some sort of Dragon to Vader. As the series continues, more connections will be made. Oh, and FYI? Hitler totally survived the Rancor.
  • Jossed, though some of the battles themselves have a plot of some sort.

The Rancor Pit had Vader's homeboy from Israel instead of an actual Rancor.
Furthermore, Vader was always planning to send Hitler to the Rancor pit. He just wanted to have some fun first.

Hitler will survive the Rancor pit, only to be subjected to worse and worse punishment every season.
Because why not, it's Hitler.
  • Possibly confirmed. The crew alluded to the possibility of Hitler re-appearing for a match in Season 3.
  • The trailer for season 3 seemed to imply that they would more or less pick up where they left off after the re-match, i.e. with Hitler in the Rancor Pit, just as the door is opening... but we'll have to wait until the video to find out what's on the other side.
  • Confirmed. Hitler gets chopped in half at the end, but hey, if Darth Maul survived it...
    • The Season 4 trailer confirms he was Killed Off for Real. However, he comes back as a ghost and is then trapped by the Ghostbusters, so this theory may still hold.
  • From the way they've been done so far, one might get the impression they're going to work their way through the entire plot of Return of the Jedi. The last season began with a loose recreation of the scene of Han's awakening from that film followed by dropping Hitler into the rancor pit; Season 3 has Hitler nearly being thrown into the Sarlacc Pit with the lead-in to the fight scene from the film recreated very closely (except with the main cast replaced by previous rappers and a CGI'd monstrosity in place of the Sarlacc). This would suggest that Season 4 will either take place on Dagobah, Endor, or the Second Death Star, each time starting by re-enacting the lead-in to a notable scene from the movie.

Beethoven will return
  • If the early bird cameos are anything to go by, Beethoven was seen with along with Master Chief and the Mario Brothers. Plus, he needs better competition.

The Announcer is a shapeshifter.
In the first ERB News, he was portrayed as a llama. In the latest, he was a bear.
  • In the one where Teddy Roosevelt hosted, he was a hippotamus, And now, when Issac Newton was hosting, he's a giraffe.

The Season 2 Trailer implies:
  • There will be a Russian character, as per request by Vladimir Putin. Possibly Vladimir Putin himself.
    • Confirmed: The finale is Rasputin vs. Stalin. Lenin, Gorbachev, and Putin himself show up too.
  • The Mario Brothers will show up, with NicePeter as Luigi and EpicLloyd as Mario.
    • Confirmed, and they battled the Wright Brothers.
  • Socrates will show up.
    • Jossed for Season 2.
      • Although he did appear later in Season 4, teaming up with Nietzsche and Voltaire.
  • Beethoven will return, played by NicePeter, for a better match, instead of his Curb-Stomp Battle against Justin Bieber.
    • Jossed for Season 2.
  • So will Ben Franklin, who also commented on the second season.
    • Jossed for Season 2, but in Season 1, he did go up against Billy Mays.
  • Steve Jobs will have a battle, as his comment on the series was "pass the mic".
    • Confirmed on NicePeter's channel; he went up against Bill Gates and died.
  • King Henry VIII will appear.
    • Possibly both confirmed and Jossed. A battle between Henry the eighth and Hilary Clinton was planned and written, but Peter and Lloyd disliked how it came out and scrapped it.
  • Master Chief will have his own battle.
    • Confirmed; he went up against Leonidas, to many a fanboy's delight.

Season 2 will end with the ever-requested "Barack Obama VS. Osama bin Laden" match.

The ERB universe's version of Stephen Hawking is a technopath.
Which is how he manages to play Angry Birds without using his hands.

Vader and Hawking teamed up based on their shared hatred of ableist Germans.
Einstein kept slinging the cripple-jokes, and Hitler made a few shots against Vader's cyborg status.
  • This would become an unfair fight, since there's no way in Hell the Jewish Albert Einstein would be in a 10-mile radius with Hitler.

Season Two's Russian character will be Putin himself
Makes most sense.
  • Confirmed.
Ivan the Terrible or Grigori Rasputin

De Storm will play a character in Season Two
He shows up a lot in the Making Of Michael Jackson vs. Elvis, despite having his own channel to worry about and not being all that involved with ERB since his appearance as Mr. T.
  • Jossed.
    • However, he did play Kanye West in Season 3, and Shaka Zulu in Season 4.

HAL's appearance is foreshadowing a future battle
He came out of nowhere and left right at the end with no hints as to him ever coming in. More likely than not, he'll be in a future battle, possibly even the very next one.
  • Aaaaaand the first possible match-up between AIs could very well be HAL vs. GLaDOS...

[[{{Tobuscus Toby Turner
and Jack Douglass might appear in future videos]]Youtube personalities/comedians/singers living in LA, where the rap battles are made.

If there's a Rap Battle starring Nikola Tesla
His dance at the end will be the Electric Slide.
  • Nikola Tesla battles with Thomas Edison in Season 2. Not sure what dance he does at the end though.

An idea about the upcoming 12/10 rap battle...
  • The in-universe explanation of why there's 6 rap battles being released from 10/1 to 12/10 every two weeks is that Theodore Roosevelt, mad that there were no ERBs during the summer, forced NicePeter and EpicLOYD to get off of there asses and work. ...wouldn't be an epic Brick Joke to have the 11/10 rap battle be the guys vs. Teddy in as an act of vengeance?
    • Jossed.

The announcer will eventually be in a rap battle.
Tell me that you don't want to see that voice rapping. It would be epically meta.
  • If it happens, it MUST be against Rod Serling.
    • And this is my well-researched argument on why this must happen.

The Season 2 finale is gonna be Mythbusters against Ghostbusters, but with a twist...
    This is long. If you read all of this, you really deserve a cookie. 
Look at how many votes that one got on the Michael Jackson Vs. Elvis Presley-video. (Around 28743 votes now, and only rising from here). They'll have an entire ensemble featuring a big part of the guest rappers so far in the same battle. From the top:

NOTE: Inside these note  brackets, is who they orginally appeared as, as to not cause any confusion with all the names.


  • Adam: George Watsky note 
  • Jamie: Link note 
  • Grant: Mike Diva note  (With Timothy Delaghetto note  making a brief appearance as a younger Grant building robots)
  • Tory: Rhett note 

Cameo from Kari by Kimmy Gatewood, note 


  • Peter: Mickey Meyer note 
  • Ray: Alex Farnham note 
  • Egon: MC Mr. Napkins note 
  • Winston: De Storm note 

Cameo from Dana by Lisa Nova, note 

Other cameos featured would be Jesse Welle note  as Walter Peck, Alphacat note  as the President (Obama, duh), Angela Trimbur note  as Michelle Obama and if they want to go that far, Bentley Green note  crossdressing as one of Obama's daughters.

These guys will duke it out in a long and epic battle that'll be the crowning awesome moment of all rap battles, but then, a third team will emerge, in a My God, What Have I Done?-moment.

This team is:

And so, the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny will be ON.

  • Jossed but something happens in this department. Mythbusters vs Ghostbusters went up as the Season 4 premier in 2014. The only confirmed part of this guess is Egon's casting.

Fidel Castro will appear in a future rap battle.
In the "Behind the Scenes"-video for Bruce Lee vs. Clint Eastwood, someone dressed suspiciously like the former Cuban dictator is seen on a phone.

If Dr Wily is ever in a battle, he’ll be played by MC. Mr Napkins
Self explanatory.

Mozart will eventually appear in an episode
He's the only one on Santas' list that hasn't been on the show yet. Foreshadowing, perhaps?
  • Also, Beethoven is likely to make a return, so maybe they will battle?
  • Beethoven will come to help Mozart to battle someone instead of them facing each other because Mozart TAUGHT Beethoven. So it would be Beethoven repaying the favour by stepping in to help his teacher. Oh, and it's Mozart vs TAYLOR SWIFT.
  • Confirmed — he's rapping against Skrillex.

They're going to make an official version of Michael J. Fox vs. Chucky.
You know that this needs to be done. (Yes, an unofficial one exists.)

Counter-WMG: There will not be any AI vs AI matches.
Do you think Lloyd and Peter will want to make a match completely in computer monotone or other cybernetic voice? On one side, and played subtly (HAL, Steven Hawking), it's okay. Two AIs would just be annoying, and it'd be too hard to differentiate between two AI voices. Not to mention using most computer characters would necessitate either the use of static graphics (boring; HAL was very impressive, but there's only so many ways you can tweak one static image) or fake holograms (too hard even for their special effects?).

There will be no animated characters in rap battles
This mostly goes for popular suggestions like Homer Simpson vs. Peter Griffin, where it would be difficult if not impossible to create the battle without animating the battle. Not even mentioning the voice acting that would go with it.
  • Jossed. The Mario Bros. made it in. Goku made it in too, as did the the TMNT. Peter said that they didn't want to go with the direction of having a fight between Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson but he acknowledged that it was a highly-requested battle.

The special guests in Rasputin vs. Stalin will have their own rap battles.
Because it's kind of unfair to have them rap against the other battlers without letting their targets have a chance to fire back. They might be spread out since there can be too much of a good thing.

The reason why Stalin is so much more sinister than Hitler is because of Peter's heritage.
According to the video description of Rasputin vs. Stalin, Peter is of Russian descent. It's possible that he might have gone to the Motherland and heard stories of what it was like under Stalin's rule, or maybe even had relatives who escaped from Communist Russia. The closeness of these accounts may have forever colored how he thinks of Stalin, resulting in the dark portrayal in the Season 2 Finale.
  • This is supported by the fact that Rasputin and Lenin, both portrayed by Peter, had some very unkind things to say about Stalin. It could be viewed as a form of catharsis.

Eventually, they will get a well-known celebrity or politician to appear as themselves.
They already got Snoop Dogg to play Moses. They could probably get Christopher Lee or George Takei. Maybe even against each other...
  • Confirmed, in a sense. Skrillex played himself for a portion of the battle for the ERB presentation for the Youtube Comedy Week special.

Gordon Freeman will be in Season 3.
Putin said the phrase "half-life". By itself, it doesn't mean much, but he said it in a way that really didn't make much sense in context and even as a joke it felt forced. Possibly thrown in as a spoiler for season 3?

If Neil Armstrong appears in a rap battle, their will be a scene with him moonwalking on the moon.
You know it's too awesome to pass up!

The announcer is The Pyro
He does sound like the Pyro sometimes, and the loud voice is generally The Pyro shouting under his mask, or doing animal impressions.

Alternatively, the announcer is a Time Lord

All the rap battles happen in his TARDIS. He basically travels around time, and likes to take various characters from different periods and make them rap against each other, usually giving them each some basic information about their opponent that they can exploit in their verses and a partial introduction to modern pop culture. The announcer has a particular grudge against Hitler so he likes to come up with ways to mess with him.

Hitler's third opponent for the Season 3 premiere will be?
  • Vader again?
    • Confirmed.
  • Emperor Palpatine. They have expressed interest in putting him on the show in one of the epic makeup of history episodes.
  • The Galactic Empire vs The Third Reich.
  • Joseph Stalin or Winston Churchill.
  • That gunshot heard at the end of the trailer is Hitler killing himself, similar to his real life counterpart. This could just mean that Adolf Hitler has a rap battle in Hell. Who with? Kaiser Wilhelm, aka the other Evil German. The former would blame Wilhelm for World War I and his Start of Darkness, and the latter would blame Hitler for a lot.

The Season 3 premiere was a Writer Revolt; Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd are sick of doing Vader and Hitler, and will NOT do it again next premiere.
  • There was some serious quality slippage going on, especially in Hitler's rhymes; Vader kind of overcame it by calling in Boba Fett and adding Rule of Cool, but his lyrics themselves were also definitely weaker. This is partially because the creators are out of ideas, and partially Stylistic Suck to show they were sick of the pairing.
  • Furthermore, Adolf Hitler gets pretty explicitly killed - onscreen. It's still possible for him to come back, as the above WMG shows, but his death is a lot more explicit and No One Could Survive That! than his past two Disney Deaths.
    • The Season 4 trailer confirms he really was killed-however, he comes back as a ghost and is trapped by the Ghost Busters.
  • Finally, Hitler says "I am Adolf Hitler," right before the end of the match. This is Book-Ends to his first line in the first rap battle, which was also "I am Adolf Hitler,".
  • Alternatively, Hitler will return one last time in the next season, but this time he'll finally prevail against Vader or, at the very least, drag Vader down with him.
  • During the "YOU DECIDE!" at the end of the video, there's a circle of screenshots of comments. Not all of them are suggestions for the third match, one of them in particular is someone saying "Vader vs hitler is getting kinda old, no offense." [sic] — The real question is whether or not they tossed a complaint about the idea for laughs, or if it's hinting at something else...
  • Confirmed! The Season 4 premiere was Mythbusters vs Ghostbusters, and in the Behind the Scenes, Nice Peter lays it out straight that they don't have any more material for Hitler's lines. The season 4 trailer shows Ghost!Hitler getting trapped by the Ghostbusters as the Mythbusters look on in fascination.

There will be another Hitler rap battle, either as a Season 3 Finale or a Season 4 premier.
  • Hitler was "killed" exactly the same way as Darth Maul was. However, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Animated Series, Darth Maul was shown to have survived and now has robotic legs. Therefore, Hitler will return with robotic legs as well. However, rather than rapping against Vader again, he will instead have to fight the Chessmaster who has been orchestrating Vader and Hitler's battles since Vader vs Hitler 2: Stephen Hawking.
    • Hawking might even rap against both Vader and Hitler at once, and it would be AWESOME! It would also explain why Hawking seemed to change loyalties in both rematches. In the first rematch, he is clearly working with Vader, sitting in the background watching the whole time (you can see his silhouette in the opening shot) and only coming into view to inform Hitler he's standing over the rancor pit... yet he's the one who gives Hitler his microphone. (though that doesn't do much to help since Hitler never thinks to try using it).
    • Alternatively, either the next rematch will involve Hitler getting back at Darth Vader for reals, or crazy robot legs Hitler will become a Big Bad that threatens the rest of the ERB universe and requires a number of different rappers to defeat.
      • Jossed, as explained above.

Edward Kenway didn't kill Blackbeard's crew members.
In the game he came from, he's on pretty good terms with Blackbeard. It's possible that the two plotted some sort of scheme involving Kenway being a double agent, pretending to be betraying Blackbeard for Capone, when in reality, he's helping Blackbeard somehow. For example, Blackbeard had some crew members that had dubious loyalty to him, and they needed to be "taken care of" before they could cause any harm.

Tatooine is where all of the characters hang out in between — or even during — raps
This is based on a comment on the ERB wiki. Hence why Leonidas, the Fourth Doctor, and Randy Savage were flying by in the intro to Hitler Vs Vader 3.

The "or even during" is because both of the latter Vader Vs Hitler matches show that the backgrounds in the raps are not indicative of where the characters actually are. Those are also, so far (Peter vs Lloyd and Romney vs Obama possibly being two exceptions, but it isn't clear if the mountain top from the former or the forest from the later are the "real" locations), the only battles that have had their "real" settings revealed. So who knows how many raps are taking place on a planet from Star Wars?

The raps were what the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures wanted to do with the members of Clone High.
They eventually cloned more historical figures, as well as more recent celebrities and politicians, and even fictional characters, and made them rap against each other.

If there ever is a Marvel vs DC battle...
    This is really long. 
(Self-jossing this, as there are way too many people on each side and several of the characters aren’t well known enough to be featured)

The rappers will be:First and Second Verses:

  • DC
    • Peter as Shazam
  • Marvel
    • Lloyd as Deadpool
      • Key and Peele as the voices in Deadpool’s head

Third and Fourth Verses:

  • DC
    • Lloyd as Superman
    • Peter as Shazam
    • Rhett as Green Arrow
  • Marvel
    • Lloyd as Wolverine
    • Peter as Spiderman
    • Link as Bruce Banner

Fifth and Sixth Verses:

  • DC
    • Lloyd as Sinestro
    • Peter as the Joker
    • Tay Zonday as Lex Luthor
  • Marvel
    • Lloyd as Magneto
    • Peter as Doctor Doom
    • Zack Sherwin as Loki

Seventh and Eighth Verses:

  • DC
    • Lloyd as Superman
    • Peter as Batman
    • Angela Trimbur as Wonder Woman
    • De Storm Powers as Green Lantern
    • George Watsky as the Flash
    • Alex Farnham as Aquaman
    • Ray William Johnson as the Martian Manhunter
  • Marvel
    • Lloyd as Iron Man
    • Peter as Captain America
    • Colin J Sweeney as Thor
    • Link as the Hulk
    • Dante as Hawkeye
    • Jessi Smiles as Black Widow
    • Alphacat as Nick Fury

All rap battles take place within the Ghostbusters universe
After seeing Marshmallow Man in Mythbusters vs Ghostbusters, this explanation is available to explain a lot of the mechanics of the Rap Battle universe. Assume that the point when Stantz imagines the Marshmallow Man is held in stasis by the Announcer (who is a Time Lord).
  • Backgrounds that characters use are imagined by the characters themselves. As the Announcer improved the stasis of his set over time, the backgrounds got more complex, supporting more physical objects. The appearance of the Ghostbusters meant that he could use the actual world, thus the entire cityscape of New York. It is not a coincidence that this is the background with the largest radius thus far, and that it is one of only three times a background completely envelops both teams (Obama vs Romney, Gates vs Jobs).
  • This setup accounts for how characters can mirror themselves multiple times in a single shot, or harmonize with themselves.
  • It also allows opponents to bring out their respective minor characters at will, and for team battlers to stay in sync with each other.
  • Other weirdness accounted for:
    • The carbonite bath in Vader vs Hitler and the Rancor pit in the rematch (which is why Hitler never saw it coming, it literally appeared right under him).
    • Chuck Norris' ability to become a giant.
    • Stephen Hawking's ability to play Angry Birds.
    • Dr. Seuss' ability to bring his characters to life.
    • HAL.
    • Lincoln being ferried by an impossibly large bald eagle.
    • Doc Brown having a remote for a Dalek.
    • Clint Eastwood's ability to desynchronize his voice from his lips.
    • Tesla's ability to shoot lightning from his hands.
    • The appearance of Edward Kenway in Blackbeard vs. Al Capone (a strictly non-fictional battle).
    • Bob Ross painting his background mid-battle.
    • All the ghosts in Trump vs. Scrooge.

The series is set After the End
Or at least after the death of all non-fictional figures in them. Similar to the Clone High theory above. At some point in the future, mankind develops the ability to make sentient robots with their own personalities. This ability is used to make recreations of historical figures and fictional characters. These robots (or at least some of them) were also programmed with the ability to rap. Why? Because why not? This accounts for:
  • Instances of living people being referred to as dead within the battle, like Donald Trump and the B-Team.
  • Bruce Lee and Clint Eastwood's Improbable Aiming Skills-the Memetic Badass versions of those characters have stuck around as the popular image for long enough that people start to actually believe it, or they know it's not real but decide to give the robots those abilities anyway for the fun of it.
  • Figures like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin being such Obviously Evil Card Carrying Villains-again, those versions of the characters have stuck around as the image of them in pop-culture long enough that they start to become confused for the real thing, or people just think it's more fun to make the robots that way.
  • Why, even though characters are brought back from their real life deaths to battle all the time, characters who die in a battle are assumed to have died permanently, and Hitler had to be revealed to be Not Quite Dead to make each rematch possible.
  • How the characters can be aware of their own fictional status or of their own deaths.
  • In general, how characters from completely different time periods, settings, or even universes can know about and battle each other.

ERB's Alfred Hitchcock holds a measure of respect for Michael Bay
Think about it. In the battle, every rapper goes for Bay's movies themselves, but Al goes for one of the actors instead. Why would he do that unless he has some positive feeling for Bay? Plus, watch Alfred when Bay flips the birds. Why does he react so much more than the others? It's like he felt betrayed.

A future season will prominently feature characters who appeared in previous ERB
Many ways this could go:
  • One character from a past episode against a new opponent. (ex. Steven Spielberg VS James Cameron, or Stephen King VS H.P. Lovecraft)
  • Two characters from different episodes, but a similar theme to the two of them. (Isaac Newton VS Albert Einstein)
  • A character who entered a rap battle after it started will finally be a full part of an ERB (think HAL 9000 or Neil Degrasse Tyson)
  • No rematch between characters from the same episode! (Thus, no Tarantino VS Bay, as an example)

Davy Jones' locker and combination truly exist, and the combination is 6-50-40.
Ignoring the question of how it has a dial with that many numbers, it takes three numbers to open a locker; Blackbeard mentions the above numbers at some point in his lines (I come strapped with six pistols and a dagger; no skeezer would touch if she had fifty foot tweezers; forty cannons on the Queen Anne). Blackbeard tells Capone to prepare to learn the combination because he had already said the lines where six and fifty were mentioned; thus, Capone was given the first two parts, and the line that follows involved the last number. By dropping the numbers in his lines, Blackbeard is secretly bragging about how superior he is as a criminal than Capone with the fact he's had to open the locker to store his enemies' corpses to the point where he knows the combination by memory.
  • Alternately, the combination is 6-5-0. Blackbeard did say to prepare to learn the combination after he said those numbers. Besides, this combination is a perfectly possible combination for a locker with a typical dial.
    • Except Blackbeard said to prepare to learn the combination, and this was right before he mentioned the number 40. Besides, I have seen locks that go all the way to 60.

All of the Rap Battles take place off-screen during Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted of the future decided that they should invest in rapping. So they travel across all of Time and Space, and get a lot of Historical figures to duke it out on the mic. That's why a Homer Simpson vs Peter Griffin rap battle can't happen. They're animated characters. Meanwhile, the Mario Bros and Darth Vader, both who are fictious characters, can easily be brought to life through their utopian technology.

The Grim Reaper will run for President of the United States of America in 2024
Since Donald Trump is running in 2016 and Kanye West plans to run in 2020...

Nietzsche was brainwashed by Socrates prior to the Philosophers' Rap Battle.
The two main leaders of the Philosophers' rap battle (Either Socrates and Sun Tzu or Socrates and Confucius) were told prior to the battle to get two team-mates. For Socrates, getting Voltaire was not hard, but Socrates learned somehow that Nietzsche, his planned second team-mate, despised both him and Voltaire. Socrates, to counter this, found a way to brainwash Nietzsche, and duped the man into joining his team to battle the Eastern Philosophers.

This makes a few things regarding Nietzsche a little clearer - particularly, how Nietzsche is even on the same team as Socrates. When Socrates was brainwashing him, he told him something along the lines of "Nietzsche, listen to me. A "rap battle" is approaching. We need you on our side. Remember, you and me are friends, and you are a nihilist." or something like that to dupe him into thinking that about himself. The brainwashing, of course, wasn't permanent - it began to wear off during Confucius' and Lao Tzu's rap/beatboxing bars, and by the time Sun Tzu picked up after that, it had worn off completely. Hence why Nietzsche finally betrayed Socrates' side after so long in the battle.

What also supports this is Socrates' facial expressions when around Nietzsche. At first, he seems pretty confident that he has him on his side, but when Nietzsche refers to him as a plebe he is visually shocked and disturbed - he didn't bank on the possibility that the brainwashing would wear off mid-battle.

There will be a Trump vs Hillary rap battle in November.
It happened last time with Obama and Romney. The interrupter this time will probably be George Washington.
  • Confirmed. However, Washington didn't appear. Instead, Abe Lincoln drops by again just like in Obama vs Romney.

Alexander Hamilton will show up sometime.
Considering his popularity right now in a rap drama about his life, that's sort of a given.

One of the battles will be a Take That! to the fans complaining about the battles being too "politically correct".
Probably involving a hate speaker against a hero.

Donald Trump will battle his Scrooge battle allies.
JP Morgan in 2018, Kanye West in 2020 and (since we probably got very sick of him) Death in 2022.

In 2020 Lincoln will appear in the Presidential Rap Battle, but will not even address Donald Trump's opponent.
He won't even care who's running against Trump, seeing him purely as a disgrace to the office. His entire verse will be Trump-bashing.

Trump vs Clinton was a Deconstructive Parody of anti-Trump media bias.

ERB deliberately made Trump vs Clinton and other controversial battles biased to start flame wars.
To buy time for battle production.

So who was teased in the new Season 6 trailer?
Here are a few notable things in the trailer, along with whom or what those things were hinting at:
  • A guy with nunchucks = ???
  • A guy with a dead eyed stare looking into the camera behind a mic = either Mark Zuckerberg or Rod Serling, most likely the former.
    • Mark Zuckerberg confirmed.
  • A guy with a cowboy hat holding some chains = ???
  • Guy putting on a hoodie = probably Eminem, or the hoodie was a test for another character who's often known for hoods. Perhaps Robin Hood, or an Assassin?
  • Lloyd trying out a white curly mustache = ???
  • A black and white gun shaped thing = Elon Musk's Not-A-Flamethrower.
  • A guy blasting off into space = probably Elon Musk?
    • It's probably worth noting that the guy does the trademark Iron Man pose while flying.
    • Elon Musk confirmed. His opponent will be Mark Zuckerberg.
  • A sound clip of Walt Disney saying "THIS WHOLE SERIES" from the Stan Lee vs Jim Henson battle = possible hint at his return?
    • It's an ironic foreshadowing that Maker Studios will no longer produce ERB. Peter was dissatisfied with Disney's ownership of Maker, and so Musk vs Zuckerberg was produced independently and the same will happen for season 6.

{=ERB=} is the result of a Holy Grail War that went completely off the rails.

Somebody developed a modified version of Heaven's Feel that can be cast by just about anyone and doesn't count toward the limit on the number of participants the Holy Grail War is supposed to have. The catch is that instead of one of the normal Servant classes, everyone it summons belongs to the Rapper class, which is a Joke Character who trades most combat ability for being able to rap like a professional. Most of their Noble Phantasms only serve to make their verses more interesting. The victor in a battle between two Rappers is decided by popular vote; whichever one gets fewer votes after so much time is destroyed. There are also a few really pissed off mages out there who are mad that they have to wade through dozens of Rappers just to get the Holy Grail.

Bart Baker will appear in a future rap.
Either via cameo or as a guest rapper.


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