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Death Battle logo from 2009-2016.

Death Battle is a fight to the death between two popular video game or pop-culture characters. Ben Singer was the creator, researcher, writer and (for the first 19 episodes or so) animator of the show. To make the show more interesting, two characters were created to host the show, and give details about each of the characters before the battle would take place.

Wiz (Ben Singer), a mad-scientist straight-man, and Boomstick (Chad James), a crazy redneck with a strong southern accent, and love of weapons. Since 2014, Nick has joined the team to help out with research. Torrian was hired as a full time animator. While Death Battle has had several animators during its run, the first series was animated by Ben. As well as hosting the show, Ben and Chad are the primary researches, and go through a lot of debating in order to determine the winner.

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Death Battle logo from 2017.

Rather than a mere popularity contest between the two combatants, a lot of effort is put into researching which of the combatants would win. All variations of the characters are thoroughly researched, before Ben and Chad try to find an actual winner. It's much more complicated than it sounds, especially when many Death Battle combatants are in a variety of different forms of media (video games, comics, TV shows etc) and results are determined by physics and mathematical problems.

The fight at the end of the battle is not what determines the outcome of the battle. Nor is it an indication of what would happen if a Death Battle took place. It is simple an entertaining demonstration showing the winner winning a fight.

Rules of Death Battle fights Edit

  1. Combatants possess knowledge of each other only if such is canon to each fighter's universe.
  2. The battle must end with a death. For fairness, any personality restraints from killing are removed.
  3. All other character traits, tactics and attributes are not removed and are attempted to be represented faithfully.

Source: The Starscream vs Rainbow Dash episode

Spin offs Edit

One Minute Melee - Animators of Death Battle showing off their skills making fights for fun. Unlike Death Battle, the winner is determined by the animator's choice.

The Desk of Death Battle - A show hosted by intern Jocelyn, discussing some little known facts about the characters that appear in Death Battle.

DBX - Death Battle Exhibition - Similar to One Minute Melee, DBX is a showcase of battles that the animator wanted to animate.

Death Battle Cast - The crew discusses elements of the show, tackling questions and theories about the characters.

Death Battle videos Edit

Season 1-2 episodes

Season 3-4 episodes

Other videos Edit

Title / Link on wiki Video Thumbnail
DEATH BATTLE Q&A 1 Video
DeathBattleQ&A1
DEATH BATTLE Q&A 2 Video
DeathBattleQ&A2
ALTERNATE ENDING TO DEATH BATTLE KAHN VS BISON Video
AlternativeEndingToKahnVSBison
Want to see how we voice a DEATH BATTLE!? Video
WantToSeeHowWeVoiceADeathBattle
DEATH BATTLE! Sound Booth Outtakes! Video
DeathBattleSoundBoothOuttakes
DEATH BATTLE! Sound Booth Outtakes - Kirby vs. Majin Buu Video
DeathBattleSoundBoothOuttakesKirbyVSMajinBuu
DEATH BATTLE! Behind-the-Scenes - Ragna Vs. Sol Badguy Video
BehindTheScenesRagnaVSSolBadguy
Chuck Vs. Segata in the Soundbooth! Video
ChuckVSSegataInTheSoundbooth
10 DEATH BATTLE Facts You Probably Don't Know! Video
10FactsDeathBattle
DEATH BATTLE!: Bloopers - Ken VS Terry & Hulk VS Doomsday Video
DBBloopersKenVSTerryHulkVSDoomsday

Gag reels Edit

Title / Link on wiki Video Thumbnail
Flowers Make You Fat Video
FlowersMakeYouFat
The Life of Boomstick Video
TheLifeOfBoomstick
OMG It's a Giant Pterodactyl! Video
OMGIt'sAGiantPterodactyl
Double Ds Video
DoubleDs
What's a Womp Rat? Video
What'sAWompRat
Wiz's Worst Nightmare Video
Wiz'sWorstNightmare
Attack of the Killer Throat Video
AttackOfTheKillerThroat
The Boom-Tiger Video
TheBoomTiger

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