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VeryMelon SUPER SOMETHING ELSE
SUPER SOMETHING ELSE
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:47:02 PM

So Rooster Teeth is willing to play their hand for the RWBY fights. Just knowing that is all I needed. Don't have any issues with the episode of course, and the fight did look cool.

Jun 12th 2019 at 5:04:54 PM

Well, in Persona 4: Arena, the move in question (Cocytus) doesn't explode the opponent's corpse into pieces, they are clearly shown to still be in one piece at the end.

FlutterFire Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings from the Dragon Lands Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:17:18 PM

No but the fact that they didn't cut Weiss's head off or blow her up totally means Death Battle has secret biases.

Is this another part of pony friendship? Telling each other what you learned all the time?
JRads47 Can't Win With These Cats from my point of view, the Jedi are evil!
Can't Win With These Cats
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:22:10 PM

I am currently writing an angry letter to RT for not letting them turn Weiss into paste

"What does the word 'government' mean to you?" -an Actual Genius
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:30:44 PM

I just removed a few tropes from the characters page because they weren't actually mentioned in the episode. Which makes me think: shouldn't we not list any tropes at all until we know whether or not they'll be in the episode? This doesn't necessarily mean the episode's release, but at least the analysis previews. Otherwise, we can't know for sure that a certain trope will be mentioned in the episode: sure, they'll almost certainly acknowledge that Johnny Cage punches people in the nuts and Captain Falcon can do a Falcon Punch, but it's technically Speculative Troping to say so before we see it happen.

JRads47 Can't Win With These Cats from my point of view, the Jedi are evil!
Can't Win With These Cats
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:37:29 PM

They showed Cage punching Kano in the balls in the preview, so I don't it's speculative (if only on a technicality).

"What does the word 'government' mean to you?" -an Actual Genius
NesClassic Meh-meh!? from Flyover Country Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Meh-meh!?
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:39:38 PM

I think waiting until the previews come out is a fair policy to have, yeah. Even if some like Groin Attack for Johnny Cage are gonna be really obvious ahead of time, no sense in writing tropes about... say, how he's got a daughter or something if the episode never brings it up.

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HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Jun 12th 2019 at 5:48:55 PM

I'm not sure what Artemisia did when Weiss stabbed Mitsuru.

Anyone know that attack?

Kinda funny to think that that entire time, Mitsuru wasn't actually doing any damage though.

She's actually lucky she had the mojo to break Weiss' Aura.

Everyone is XEHANORT
Jun 12th 2019 at 6:01:34 PM

Well, in Persona 4: Arena, the move in question (Cocytus) doesn't explode the opponent's corpse into pieces, they are clearly shown to still be in one piece at the end.

Things that have never once drawn blood in the canon but do amply in Death Battle:

  • Virtually every time they use a character from a series not made to be bloody

Times they have ensured that the fight is bloodless cause the canon isn't bloody:

  • This episode
  • Fuck all else times.

Mario throwing an opponent around doesn't, in canon, result in said opponents severed leg landing in his hands, and yet they didnt see a problem in "not matching the tone of the characters" there.

Edited by qwigly on Jun 12th 2019 at 6:06:07 AM

JRads47 Can't Win With These Cats from my point of view, the Jedi are evil!
Can't Win With These Cats
Jun 12th 2019 at 6:07:12 PM

"What does the word 'government' mean to you?" -an Actual Genius
MarqFJA Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus
Jun 12th 2019 at 6:10:32 PM

You can't just say such things and then not elaborate in the slightest. Not all of us may have noticed whatever you noticed, or if we did, we didn't connect the dots for one reason or the other. And definitely none of are telepaths to know what's going on in your minds.

Edited by MarqFJA on Jun 12th 2019 at 4:11:30 PM

When we are crushing the black hearts of our oppressors, we will find our hands blackened.
Jun 12th 2019 at 6:31:47 PM

I went ahead and removed the tropes from the Captain Falcon vs. Johnny Cage folder.

I'd normally ask for further opinions, but since this seems to be such a clear-cut violation of Speculative Troping, I decided to be bold and just do it.

Other folders might need to be looked at too to ensure that there aren't any irrelevant tropes listed.

HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Jun 12th 2019 at 6:51:36 PM

So...we all know that when Cap asks Johnny to show him his moves, Johnny's gonna nut punch him right?

I mean, we all know Johnny is gonna nut punch him, but we all agree that this is exactly how it must happen right?

Everyone is XEHANORT
Jun 12th 2019 at 7:18:41 PM

Depending on who is going to win, the nut punch is either going to be the first move, or the last. If Falcon can keep fighting at 100% after he gets punched in the danglies, Johnny is fucked. If not, then the punch to the balls marks the point where Johnny is just lining up a fatality.

Weirdguy149 Sega's Savior from Sega Headquarters Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Sega's Savior
Jun 12th 2019 at 7:22:37 PM

I don't know about you guys, but I think Captain Falcon would have some sort of protection down there.

He'll beat up however many people it takes to get you to buy a Sega Saturn.
Jun 12th 2019 at 7:27:37 PM

I dont know a lot about racing, but I dont think its the kind of sport where you have to wear a protective cup.

FlutterFire Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings from the Dragon Lands Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings
Jun 12th 2019 at 7:47:04 PM

Crash vs. Spyro, Raven vs. Twilight...

Fuck's sake, did you want her to mount Weiss's head on the wall? Mitsuru won. You got your "Death Battle isn't biased". Move the fuck on.

Is this another part of pony friendship? Telling each other what you learned all the time?
Jun 12th 2019 at 7:50:56 PM

Seriously? Crash vs Spyro is your example? The one where we saw Crash burst into flames, then get burned into atoms?

FlutterFire Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings from the Dragon Lands Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings
Jun 12th 2019 at 8:00:01 PM

It wasn't a bloody death, was it? Still matched the many Crash deaths in his own canon.

Is this another part of pony friendship? Telling each other what you learned all the time?
Jun 12th 2019 at 8:10:55 PM

I've never seen Aku Aku explode into bloody splinters in canon before, or seen Crash straight up explode into cinders, so no, it doesn't really match, and was in fact much more violent than deaths in his own canon.

That leaves Twilight Vs. Raven, the fight they explicitly made as nonviolent as possible because they were worried about the feelings of four year olds. So, in this instance, that leaves two options:

  • They genuinely believe that the intended audience for RWBY is 4 year old girls
  • They pulled their punches because of Rooster Teeth.

So, which is it? There isn't another option here.

Edited by qwigly on Jun 12th 2019 at 8:15:43 AM

Jun 12th 2019 at 8:13:16 PM

4x[up]Am am fan of RWBY and I feel like they could had done Literally Shattered Lives at the end.

randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Jun 12th 2019 at 8:16:51 PM

[up][up]Crash tends to only explode into ashes or the comedic body parts.

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SonOfSharknado Love is Love is Love Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Love is Love is Love
Jun 12th 2019 at 8:21:42 PM

It's true that it would have been pretty cool (pun not intended) if Weiss' frozen severed arm fell to the ground and shattered next to the broken Myrtenaster.

But that's a pretty minor thing to argue about.

FlutterFire Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings from the Dragon Lands Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Ugh, please don't make me talk about my feelings
Jun 12th 2019 at 8:22:34 PM

Have you played a Crash game, ever?

He has definitely been disintegrated, blown up, torched to ash...

Edited by FlutterFire on Jun 12th 2019 at 10:23:18 AM

Is this another part of pony friendship? Telling each other what you learned all the time?

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