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.
No but the fact that they didn't cut Weiss's head off or blow her up totally means Death Battle has secret biases.
I am currently writing an angry letter to RT for not letting them turn Weiss into paste
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.
They showed Cage punching Kano in the balls in the preview, so I don't it's speculative (if only on a technicality).
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.
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.
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
Edited by MarqFJA on Jun 12th 2019 at 4:11:30 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.
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?
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.
I don't know about you guys, but I think Captain Falcon would have some sort of protection down there.
I dont know a lot about racing, but I dont think its the kind of sport where you have to wear a protective cup.
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.
Seriously? Crash vs Spyro is your example? The one where we saw Crash burst into flames, then get burned into atoms?
It wasn't a bloody death, was it? Still matched the many Crash deaths in his own canon.
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
4xAm am fan of RWBY and I feel like they could had done Literally Shattered Lives at the end.
Crash tends to only explode into ashes or the comedic body parts.
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.
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
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.