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Arise, warrior. The battle is about to begin.

"Super-Hero-Bowl!" is a video created by ArtSpear Entertainment as part of their Toon Sandwich series, created using Adobe Flash and After Effects, and debuted in January 2017. The video is over 10 minutes in length, and features several cameo appearances of numerous protagonists and heroes from various movie and television franchises. Production on this video first started around June 2016, when the ArtSpear Entertainment staff began recording dialogue.


The video aims to answer one of the most commonly debated question of all: Who is the ultimate hero? In a comedic free-for-all, that's what the combatants are forced to find out as they are all pitted against each other in a battle of life and death. As of the creation of this page, the video has garnered more than 5 million views on Youtube alone.

A sequel, "Super-Villain-Bowl!", was released in April 2018. It follows the same premise as its predecessor, except this time featuring an ensemble cast of well-known villains from film and television, adding more humor and more bloodshed. Unlike the prequel, however, it also adds more of a backstory to the events being played out.


"Super-Hero-Bowl!" & "Super-Villain-Bowl!" provide examples of:

  • Anyone Can Die: Well, it is supposed to be a battle to the death. Despite this, there are some who are simply incapacitated instead of being killed.
  • Bloody Hilarious
  • Excited Show Title!: Both videos have an exclamation mark in the title.
  • Funny Background Event: A few of these takes places in both videos.
  • Involuntary Battle to the Death: None of the heroes or villains are brought to the arena of their own accord. Anyone who refuses to fight is killed instantly, such as Spock and Captain Kirk.
  • Kill 'Em All: Of the hundreds of heroes and villains who engage in their respective fights, only Deadpool, Harley Quinn, Wolverine, James Bond, Rey, Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, Neo, Neytiri, Spider-Man, and Jean Grey survive. Later subverted in Super-Villain-Bowl, where it is revealed that the characters are brought back to life after each battle, with no knowledge of what took place.
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  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Upon awakening, none of the combatants know where they are, how they were brought to the arena, or what they were brought there for.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: More than 100 heroes and villains appear in their respective fights.
  • Naked on Arrival: It's heavily implied that all of the hero and villain combatants awaken without their clothes on, since the first characters introduced (Spider-Man in "Heroes", and Harley Quinn in "Villains") immediately ask where their clothes are.
  • Tractor Beam: The winner of the round is lifted upward to the sphere hovering above the arena by a blue beam.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Averted, as while the fates of many of the heroes and villains are not depicted on-screen, it is implied that the unaccounted for heroes were killed by Dr. Manhattan and the unaccounted for villains were either killed by the Tripod, killed by Godzilla, assimilated by Agent Smith, or assimilated by Enchantress.

  • Actor Allusion: A few of Harrison Ford's characters attack one another during a comical sequence — Indiana Jones is shot by Han Solo, who is shot by Rick Deckard, who is then shot by Jack Ryan, before being grabbed from behind by President Marshall. Indiana only survives his attack by pouring water from the Holy Grail onto his wound.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Ant-Man is crushed by Johnny Rico... who is subsequently crushed by The Hulk... who is then crushed by Optimus Prime, before finally being crushed by Dr. Manhattan.
  • Anti-Hero: A few of these make appearances throughout.
  • As Himself:
    • Almost all of the combatants are fictional characters based on TV and movie franchises. So it's just as funny to see Bruce Lee single-handedly eliminate Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Liam Neeson, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, and even Chuck Norris.
    • Clint Eastwood and John Wayne also appear as themselves.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Dr Manhattan.
  • Badass Normal:
    • Indiana Jones and Lara Croft are the last two remaining heroes that don't have any special abilities or powers.
      Lara Croft: What's the point? They all have body armor, healing abilities, or super powers. And what do we have? Bullets and bullwhips!
    • Special mention goes to Clarice Sterling, the ONLY person brave enough to attack Dr. Manhattan armed with just a revolver.
  • Compelling Voice: Rey tries to use a Jedi Mind Trick on Batman in order to strip him of his weapon and body armor... it works, but not on the intended target.
    Batman: Honey, do I look weak-minded to you?
    Deadpool: Done, and done! What else has to happen?
    Rey: Ew! You will put your clothes back on immediately!
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Deadpool wins by using his head to toss his broken sword at Rey, rendering her unconscious. Even he can't believe how effective it was.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Usually pans out whenever two heroes are specifically facing off against each other.
  • Deadly Dodging: Superman attempts to hit Captain America with his eye lasers, however the attack is deflected with his shield... it ends up hitting Wonder Woman instead.
  • Death Wail: Superman, after he accidentally kills Wonder Woman.
  • Dramatic Unmask: After eliminating both Jack Bauer and James Bond, Jason Bourne is revealed to be Ethan Hunt.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: By the time Dr. Manhattan is eliminated, almost everyone else has been killed by him. The only surviving combatants are Deadpool, Batman, Rey, Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, Neo, Neytiri, and Spider-Man.
  • Eye Scream: Rey manages to eliminate Neo by blinding him with her lightsaber.
  • Funny Background Event: While scenes depict various characters facing off against each other, other characters can be seen running in the background. Notable events include Spider-Man eliminating Jean Grey, Iron Man killing Beast, Neytiri killing Aragorn, and five bonus cameos from non-combatant characters (Henry Jones Sr,. The Ancient One, Yoda, Morpheus, and Galadriel).
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Batman uses one of these to eliminate Wolverine.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be:
    • Rey slices the Terminator in half with her lightsaber during the fight.
    • She later does the same to Deadpool.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ellen Ripley manages to save Rey, by having an alien burst out of her chest and through the Terminator's head.
  • High-Voltage Death: Luke Skywalker is killed by both Thor AND Storm's lightning attacks simultaneously.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Spider-Man attempts to trap Batman in a web, however Batman blocks and counters this by sending the web back. Spider-Man then finds himself trapped in his own web, eliminating him from the battle.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Several people. Special mention goes to William Wallace, Batman, and especially Green Lantern.
  • Implied Death Threat: After both are eliminated by Batman, Lara Croft offers one to Indiana Jones.
    Indiana Jones: Would you like to go tomb raiding with me some time?
    Lara Croft: The next tomb I raid will be yours, Jones.
  • In the Back:
    • There's a sequence where a string of characters are attacked and killed from behind — Human Torch is frozen by Iceman, who is killed by Jon Snow, who is killed by Katniss Everdeen, who is killed by Hawkeye, who is killed by Legolas, who is lastly killed by Neytiri.
    • Neytiri also kills Aragorn in a similar fashion, however this is shown only as part of background action.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Daenerys Targaryen has one at her disposal, of course.
  • Instant Death Bullet:
    • John McClane attempts to shoot Neo, however his bullets are deflected by Quicksilver. They end up killing Doctor Strange, The Winter Soldier, Falcon, War Machine, and Mystique.
    • There is only one aversion to this trope: Black Widow attempts to shoot Wonder Woman, who deflects the bullets with her shield. One of them hits Bruce Banner, causing him to transform into the Hulk.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: See Compelling Voice above.
  • Literal-Minded: During a showdown between John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.
    John: Draw.
    Clint: You draw.
    John: [draws a portrait of Clint] Well, it's not my best work...
  • Literally Shattered Lives:
    • Jon Snow kills Iceman in this way — see In the Back.
    • The Hulk also kills The Thing by punching him with enough force to reduce him to rubble.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: The Hulk grabs Superman by the ankle and subjects him to the "puny god" routine.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya:
    • The line literally spoken by the guy himself, as he prepares to duel against Jack Sparrow.
    • Immediately afterwards, a second version of this is carried out between James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer.
      James Bond: These initials aren't big enough for the three of us!
  • No-Sell:
    • When Iron Man attacks the Terminator with a blast of energy shot at point-blank range, it has little to no effect... it does not end well for Iron Man.
    • Clarice Sterling shoots a giant Dr. Manhattan with her revolver, but it does nothing to stop him from killing almost everyone.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Professor X uses this against Dr. Manhattan.
  • Sequel Hook: The ending indicates that a second tournament will take place featuring numerous villains, which would eventually be released a year later.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: A frantic Sarah Connor threatens the Terminator with one after he kills RoboCop and Judge Dredd.
  • Showdown at High Noon: Between Clint Eastwood and John Wayne, no less.
  • Taking You with Me: Ellen Ripley does a Suicide Attack against the Terminator in order to save Rey.
  • Victory Pose: Deadpool celebrates victory by performing a just-invented dance move, "The Torso".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After Quicksilver inadvertently eliminates her, Mystique calls him out on his stupidity before dropping down dead, much to the embarrassment of Scarlet Witch.
  • Whip It Good: Weapon of choice for Indiana Jones, no less.
    Batman: Funny, the last person to whip me, also wore leather.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Gandalf eliminates Harry Potter pretty early on in the battle.

  • Agony Beam: Aftet the battle, when Harley Quinn asks the game master what motivation they could have to keep fighting for his entertainment if they're doomed to just be killed and resurrected again and again, he explains that it at least allows them to avoid "this" — and two of his floating balls zap her and Deadpool with painful lightning discharges.
  • All of Them: The final words of the video. Professor X requests Nightcrawler to teleport everybody to the same room. When Kurt asks whether this concern only the heroes, Xavier retorts "No. Everyone." Meaning both heroes and villains.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Tony Montana reveals his "little friend" to be a Gremlin — it is hastily snatched up and decapitated by Toad, who is knocked out by Killer Croc, who is subsequently knocked out by The Lizard, who is devoured by a T. rex, who is then devoured by Smaug, who is then decapitated by Godzilla's fire breath.
  • Anti-Villain: Like in the previous video, a handful of these also participate.
  • The Assimilator: Both Agent Smith and the Enchantress are this; by the time the fight is coming to a close there are only six unique survivors, while everyone else is either an Agent Smith clone, or a deformed soldier in the Enchantress's army.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Godzilla, King Kong, and a Tripod.
  • Badass Normal: A few of them appear in this tournament, such as Nurse Ratched, and Annie Wilkes.
  • Batter Up!: Weapon of choice for Harley Quinn, of course.
  • Beam-O-War: The final confrontation is between Thanos (with the Infinity Gauntlet) and Jean Grey (as Dark Phoenix), with beams of power that negate each other. When Thanos concludes she's matching him for sheer power, he cuts the knot by using the time gem on Jean, youthening her to when she was less of a threat.
  • Beam Spam: Godzilla's fire breath, and also the Tripod's laser. The latter's attacks kill almost everyone it hits, the only exception is when it hits Cersei Lannister, which is when it turns into an unintentional nudifier.
  • Censor Shadow: Since all combatants awaken unclothed, Harley Quinn is less than impressed when she discovers she is undressed. As she stands up, her lower half is hidden by a shadow.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Averted. After all, when you realize who exactly she was up against, even in context, there is no possible way that Harley Quinn would ever win ordinarily.
  • Eldritch Abomination: When Agent Smith attempts to merge with the Joker, the Joker reveals that he is actually The Thing and promptly transforms.
  • Eye Scream: Elle Driver's eye is plucked out by Gazelle's bladed legs.
  • Fridge Logic: In-universe, Harley Quinn ponders how, if Godzilla had won, how it would have fit through the six-foot-wide hole where the winner is brought to by a Tractor Beam.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: When Godzilla kills Smaug, O-Ren Ishii exclaims "Gojira!" in shock, followed by Katana, then by Pennywise (disguised as a sushi cook).
    Pennywise: [transforming back into his clown form] Wait, what am I doing?
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Psylocke asks Jean Grey why she has been summoned to this fight, to which she responds by lampshading this trope. In Jean's defense, her appearance here is based on her Phoenix persona, whereas her appearance in the previous video was not.
  • Groin Attack: How Catwoman manages to incapacitate the Riddler.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: After Harley Quinn and Deadpool are brought before the mastermind behind these tournaments, they learn during the ensuing conversation that these tournaments have been on-going for quite some time now.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: Cersei Lannister, after having her clothes evaporated by the Tripod's laser, is seen covering her breasts and groin with her hands, some high heels, and a handbag.
    Hela: Ah, walk of shame. We've all been there, girlfriend!
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Magneto manages to kill Godzilla by merging every robotic/metallic fighter and/or weapon into a giant ball, and launching it into Godzilla's mouth as he is charging his fire breath, causing his head to explode. Alas, Magneto is then immediately crushed by Godzilla's body as it collapses on top of him.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Anyone who is transformed by the Enchantress.
  • An Ice Person: Most notably Jadis the White Witch and Mr. Freeze.
  • Idiot Ball: After using the Time Gem to revert Jean Grey to her hero form, Thanos gloats that one shouldn't need to develop their powers when it can be taken... giving Jean Grey the idea to telekinetically snatch the Infinity Gauntlet and use it against him.
  • I'm Melting!: Well, when you have combatants like the T-1000 and the Wicked Witch of the West, you just know that this is going to happen to them.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Happens to the likes of Dracula, Lex Luthor, Kylo Ren, and Archangel.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Naturally, the Stormtrooper cannot hit anything, even with a target 10 feet away. Phasma just blasts him.
    Phasma: Training has greatly improved since your time.
  • In the Back: Like in the previous video, there is again a sequence where several villains kill each other from behind — as Ghostface taunts Hans Gruber, he is stabbed in the back by Michael Myers, who is then slashed by Leatherface, who gets stabbed by Norman Bates, who is stabbed by Patrick Bateman, who is struck by Jack Torrence, who is stabbed by Jason Vorhees, who is impaled by Freddy Krueger , who is stabbed by Pamela Vorhees, who gets stabbed by a second Ghostface, who is finally stabbed by Chucky.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Smaug appears as one of the combatants and eats the T. rex.
    Smaug: Mmmmh... Jurassic pork.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Darth Vader manages to disarm Sauron of the One Ring. Gollum grabs it, but Harley Quinn steals it from him. She uses its invisibility to her advantage and ends up winning.
  • Last Stand: It's heavily implied during the final scene that Jean Grey managed to overhear the entire conversation between Harley Quinn, Deadpool, and the mastermind, and manages to forewarn the heroes before their scheduled awakening that they are caught in an endless loop. Professor X, Dr. Manhattan, Vision, and Nightcrawler begin summoning every hero and villain together to unite against the mastermind.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Anyone who hasn't seen the first video would be confused as to why or how Deadpool appears during one of the final scenes.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: When Hela launches her knives, one of them hits a frozen T-1000, causing him to shatter into several pieces. He gets better, though...
  • Losing Your Head: Even after Darth Vader is beheaded by his Alien chestbuster, his rolling head still manages to say "He's a Skywalker all right..."
  • Mooning: After Cersei Lannister's clothes are destroyed, Captain Barbossa, who witnesses this from behind, reverts to his undead form after seeing her buttocks. Seconds later, Lawrence Talbot transforms into the Wolfman.
  • Moonwalk Dance: Thanos doesn't waste time to perform it.
  • Mutual Kill: Magneto manages to defeat Godzilla by creating a big ball of metal and stuffing its throat with it, causing its atomic breath to backfire. However, the mutant is then crushed by the giant corpse falling on him.
  • Off with His Head!:
    • Frankenstein's Monster is eliminated by his head falling off from the metal pin holding his head flying away, when Magneto used his powers to create a giant metallic ball to defeat Godzilla.
    • The Queen of Hearts meets her end whilst saying this catchphrase, when Hela throws her swords across the arena at the Green Goblin.
    • Smaug's head falls off after Godzilla aims its fire breath down his throat.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: That's what Bobba Fett says when his jetpack is hit by one of Hela's swords, sending him flying into the Sarlaac... again.
  • One Size Fits All: Harley Quinn is quite impressed by the One Ring's ability to change size to fit the wearer, and calls it the "best bling ever".
  • The Other Darrin:invoked The Joker appears in three different incarnations, where he is portrayed by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Kylo Ren taps his lightsaber when only the two lateral prongs flare up.
  • Perverse Puppet: Some of the combatants include Chucky and Tiffany, Annabelle, and Jigsaw.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Loki gives a seminar to a group of villains on how to be more than a one-time Marvel villain; it basically consists of him telling them that they all lack sex appeal.
  • Sequel Hook: The ending suggests that the heroes and villains will unite against the forces that have brought them together in the first place.
  • Shark Fin of Doom: Cersei Lannister is killed by the shark from Jaws, who is lurking menacingly in the ground.
  • Spanner in the Works: Toward the end of the big brawl, Thanos's move of youthening Jean Grey to her pre-Dark Phoenix time has the effect of unintentionally bringing a hero in the villains fray. Afterward, she uses her telepathy to learn of the overreaching plot by linking to Harley's mind while everything is explained to her by the one behind it all, and then contacts a just-resurrected Professor X (and other heroes) before her own demise, giving a chance to both heroes and villains to turn the tide.
  • Stealth Pun: When the Sandman (from Spider-Man) is first shown onscreen, the background music is... "Mister Sandman".
  • Taken for Granite:
    • Captain Davy Jones's attempts to flirt with Medusa backfire, resulting in this.
      Davy Jones: Oh, she's making me hard.
    • Also happens to King Kong, when he grabs Jadis the White Witch, she retaliates by freezing him solid.
    • And again with Queen Ravenna, when she implies that Jadis's ugliness is what killed King Kong. Jadis manages to freeze her just as she is dispersing into a conspiracy of ravens.
  • Time Travel: Dr. Evil somehow manages to travel back in time to steal Psylocke's mojo. Jean Grey promptly steals it and uses it against Psylocke.
  • Toplessness from the Back: All that's visible of Harley Quinn with her upper half in the opening shot.
  • Visual Innuendo: When Toad attempts to lash Catwoman with his tongue... even Catwoman comments about how it's an ideal set up.
    Catwoman: There's a pun crying out to be made here, but I'm blanking on it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Two of the villains end up not being what they look like:
    • First, the Joker about to be "smithed" by Agent Smith happens to be The Thing instead, and eats off his hand.
    • Then, when Enchantress tries to make Harley Queen her minion, she points out "I'm not from DC... I'm from T2 and reveals herself to actually be the T-1000. (Meanwhile, the real Harley is invisible thanks to the One Ring).
  • Weakened by the Light: As soon as Count Orlock steps out into the arena, he dies instantly due to the sunlight.
  • Wicked Witch: Several witches appear, but the most iconic one of all especially makes an appearance.
  • You Have Failed Me: The Enchantress destroys her army after they all decide they would rather be an Agent Smith clone.

Alternative Title(s): Super Villain Bowl


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