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Dec 22nd 2018 at 3:03:33 PM •••

Should DBX have a broken base entry for the \"In General\" section? On one hand, I\'ve noticed people defending it by repeating that the spin-off has no research at all and is just for fun, which there by allows them to avoid the Serious Business that the main Death Battles tend to have with their viewers. On the other, people complain that this makes it even worse, since if there is definitive evidence that \"Character X\" would win against \"Character Y\" and \"Character Y\" wins, viewers will get angry and call out the writers for having what is considered a blatant character bias either in favor of the winner or against the loser. I kinda need multiple opinions on whether or not this would be a proper entry.

Jun 28th 2018 at 11:18:14 AM •••

Iím still new to tv tropes and its rules, so with the above pointing out a few rules for Broken Base, should I remove some of the things I added? I added the Thor vs. Wonder Woman one about Death Battle missing some of Thorís major fears in strength that made him stronger than Wonder Woman with the argument that strength isnít the nigh-universal factor in a fight as well as the exclusion of Jarnbjorn since its a bladed weapon Thor possesses(especially since it was acknowledged to be a weapon in his arsenal analysis at minute 3:11 of the video). Again, Iím still new to this and my experience with tropes at this point amounts to giving some fanfics I enjoyed their own tropes pages. Any help would be appreciated.

Dec 21st 2017 at 5:26:06 PM •••

So no mention of Batman Vs.Captain America? Not only were they not much of a thematic match, but it was grossly out of character for Batman to slice Cap's corpse in two, let alone with his own shield. Batman's not the kind of guy to desecrate a slain opponent's remains!

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Jan 27th 2018 at 1:36:58 AM •••

For it to be Broken Base, you have to include both sides of the argument. Batman vs Captain America is one of the more disliked episodes due to it being rushed, the research not coinciding with what is known about the characters and generally being filler (well, as much as it can be in a series with no continuity). I have yet to see the other side of the argument.

Also "it was grossly out of character for Batman to slice Cap's corpse in two". Its OOC for Batman to kill so he was going to be portrayed OOC regardless of the method. Also you bringing OOC up is practically useless considering many of the episodes don't have a reason to fight and a lot of the combatants are averse to killing anyway.

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