|Amy Rose VS Ramona Flowers|
|Air date||October 19th, 2016|
|Written by||Sam Mitchell & Jessica Davis|
|Episode link|| Rooster Teeth|
Ken VS Terry
Hulk VS Doomsday
|“||They may have bad boy habits, but they also carry giant hammers. Don't mess with these vicious vixens.||„|
Amy Rose VS Ramona Flowers is the 68th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, featuring Amy Rose from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Ramona Flowers from the Scott Pilgrim series in a battle between hammer-wielding female leads.
(*Cues: Invader - Jim Johnston*)
Boomstick: As the old saying goes, behind every great man is a badass woman with a big hammer, something like that.
Wiz: And today's combatants are exactly that. What could go wrong?
Boomstick: Amy Rose, Sonic the Hedgehog's number one fangirl.
Wiz: And Ramona Flowers, the girl of Scott Pilgrim's dreams.
Boomstick: He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick.
Wiz: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.
(*Cues: Stardust Speedway Bad Future - Sonic CD*)
Wiz: When young Amy Rose first heard of the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, she became immediately obsessed.
Boomstick: But while most rabid fangirls would stalk him online or build a shrine in their closet, Amy dialed her crazy up to eleven.
Wiz: I guess you could say she was... Hooked on Sonics? Huh?
Boomstick: Ugh... *He gags.* I threw up in my mouth a little bit, that was so bad.
Wiz: Well, determined to meet her hero face to face, Amy decided the best option was to... learn how to read tarot cards. Of course.
Boomstick: Hey, the lady at the fair never let me down.
Wiz: After lots of practice, one reading finally predicted she would meet the blue blur on the mysterious Little Planet.
Boomstick: And she did meet him! Well, after she was kidnapped by the evil Dr. Eggman and used as bait to lure Sonic into a trap, but hey, first impressions aren't everything, right?
Wiz: God knows that's true, or we certainly wouldn't be working together.
Boomstick: What? So I forgot my pants on my first day, it happens to us all!
Wiz: No, it doesn't. Anyway, meeting Sonic wasn't enough for Amy. Despite her young age and inexperience, she made it her personal mission to become a part of his Freedom Fighting crew.
Boomstick: So Amy spent some time building a badass skillset to convince her hasty hedgehog hero she'd be a valuable team member. And girlfriend!
Wiz: It actually wouldn't take long. By running after Sonic, her sheer will and determination let her reach the super speeds she needed to chase him down.
Boomstick: That's terrifying.
Wiz: Keep in mind, Sonic's casual speed sits at about 765 miles per hour.
Boomstick: That's extra terrifying.
Wiz: Tell me about it. Apparently she tapped into her "innate hedgehog speed gene", which is a thing. Where the hell they got this, I have no clue. I mean, have you seen real hedgehogs run? They're not all that fast.
Boomstick: Apart from being quick on her feet, Amy can target specific enemies with a homing attack, charge up speed with Spin Dash, and even turn herself invisible.
Wiz: Right, by concentrating her energy, Amy can somehow cloak her entire body from view.
Boomstick: She's obsessive, fast, and can turn herself invisible. It's like the Sonic gods made the ultimate stalker.
Wiz: Well, she still hasn't learned how to hide her shadow.
Boomstick: That might be even scarier. But what really gives Amy an edge is her signature weapon, the Piko Piko Hammer. God, that's a dumb name.
Wiz: It's actually based on the Japanese children's toy of the same name.
Boomstick: Yeah, well, this weapon would be totally stupid... if it didn't create tornadoes!
Wiz: That's right, it can create a pink vortex to throw at Amy's enemies. She can also use the Piko Piko Hammer to double jump or spin through the air like a helicopter, and if she loses it, she can somehow magically summon a new one out of thin air.
Boomstick: Really think you're moving on too fast from the whole tornado thing, Wiz. Tornadoes! From the hammer! ...Hamnado!
Wiz: After all was said and done, Amy became good enough to join Sonic's squad, becoming a valuable member of the team.
Boomstick: She's strong enough to match the power of a 25-foot tall metal machine, she dazed the Iron King, a guy who could take laser fire from an army, and once threw her hammer hundreds of feet into the air to knock Dr. Eggman's ship out of flight.
Wiz: She's survived a one on one match against Knuckles, where she was crushed by a boulder over twice her size.
Boomstick: And even more impressively, she once wiped out half of a robotic invading force, all on her own!
Wiz: She may be powerful, but she still has some growing up to do.
Boomstick: Amy is a...tween girl, she's pretty immature sometimes, rushing into action without thinking.
Wiz: Like when she was mind-controlled by Justin Beaver.
Boomstick: Justin...Beaver... really?
Wiz: Yep, he's a beaver who mind controls girls through the power of repetitive and uninspired music.
Wiz: But the most important thing to take away from all of this, is that once Amy Rose sets her mind to something, she will get it done. No matter what.
Amy: Keep your rotten robots away from my Sonic, or you're gonna be sorry!
Wiz: When Ramona Flowers first saw Scott Pilgrim, she was immediately... unimpressed.
Boomstick: She just wanted to do her own thing, delivering packages for Amazon Canada, but Scott couldn't get her out of his mind.
Wiz: Literally in his mind, which is weird.
Ramona: It's not weird at all.
Scott: It's not?
Ramona: No, it's just that you have this really convenient subspace highway running through your head that I like to use. It's, like, three miles in fifteen seconds.
Scott: Right, right.
Wiz: Yeah, okay. Anyway, Scott somehow managed to charm her into giving him a chance. But there was just one little, somewhat dangerous catch to it all.
Boomstick: You see, if Scott wanted to land his Pilgrims at vagina rock, he had to battle and defeat Ramona's seven evil exes. Ah, screw that, that's WAY too much work! I don't care how hot she is, find a new one.
Wiz: Luckily for Scott, he did not have to fight them all alone, as Ramona isn't your typical damsel in distress.
Boomstick: Yeah, she's a badass! She's strong, tough, and damn good on a pair of rollerblades.
Wiz: She's also proficient in numerous types of weapons, from mallets to swords, and carries multiple on her person at all times. Such as her titanium baseball bat.
Boomstick: And her giant hammer. It might look plain to you, but when Ramona wields this sledge, even Gundam robots fall to pieces.
Wiz: It also gives her a +2 bonus against girls.
Boomstick: That... doesn't sound very impressive.
Wiz: Sure, it's a tiny number, but in context, all power-ups in Scott Pilgrim's world use small numbers for big changes, so it's actually not half-bad.
Boomstick: Well, either way, somehow she keeps all her weapons in her purse. How the hell do women do that?
Wiz: That's not just any purse, Boomstick, it's her subspace suitcase. It may seem like an ordinary bag, but it's actually a door to an extradimensional hammerspace.
Wiz: This subspace is a series of pocket dimensions available to certain people through extradimensional doorways.
Boomstick: Dimension in a bag, got it.
Wiz: It's more of a doorway, and the dimension it leads to exists inside Ramona's head, she can even control this particular pocket of space with her emotions.
Boomstick: Jesus, what the hell were these writers on?
Wiz: Heroine, and by that, I mean a strong, female protagonist! Hey-oh!
Boomstick: What's with you today?!
Wiz: Ahem, without Ramona's skills and weaponry, Scott likely would've never succeeded in defeating the evil exes
Boomstick: Like when she fought Roxie, her ex from her... sexy phase. Roxie is strong enough to knock Scott so hard, he smashed several steel I-beams, which would need at least 3,000 pounds of force, and Ramona's taking hits and sexing up this super-powered chick no problem.
Wiz: She's also got many years of experience under her belt, even when she was just around twelve years old, she could fight off an entire army of older jocks all at once.
Boomstick: She's strong enough to send people flying dozens of feet through the air with a smack of her hammer, and she's so fast and nimble on her rollerblades, she can keep up with ninjas! Man, this chick's got it all!
Wiz: Don't get too starry-eyed just yet, though. Ramona has her fair share of problems. For example, the only reason Ramona has so much control over her subspace in the first place is because one of her exes infected her with the Glow.
Boomstick: Ah, the Glow, huh? That's a rough one, I've got it too.
Wiz: Wait, really? You have an energy field which turns your own emotions against you?
Boomstick: Uh... yeah! Yeah, that's what I have! On a completely unrelated note, Wiz, how long should one's genitals normally... um... glow in the dark?
Wiz: Exactly zero seconds.
Boomstick: Okay! Well, it's a good thing I don't have that problem then! but roller coasters of emotions aside, Ramona is one hell of an ass-kicking girlfriend any man would be lucky to get with.
Wiz: I think you need a doctor.
Ramona faces Roxie and pulls her hammer out of her bag.
Ramona: Well then, Gideon best get his pretentious ass up here, cause I'm about to kick yours out of the great white north!
(*Cues: Unknown Theme*)
At Lee's Palace in Toronto, Canada, Ramona is seen hanging out with her boyfriend, Scott Pilgrim, on the main stage. Scott's playing his bass while Ramona's kicking her legs back and forth.
The back door is opened, and Sonic the Hedgehog dashes through the room in a hurry, accidentally knocking Scott and Ramona off the stage in the process. Amy runs through the entrance after the Blue Blur, but gets angry when she realizes she's lost him. Ramona then wakes up dazed while Scott's still out cold and sees Amy at the entrance. Amy's anger is interrupted by Ramona leaping up to her trying to pound Amy with her hammer.
Amy leaps out of the way and gets furious with Ms. Flowers. She then takes out her Piko Piko hammer while Ramona remains in her stance.
The two clash their hammers repeatedly, which lets off some shockwaves on the stage. Amy finally manages to get some hits in, but Ramona counters by swinging her Subspace Suitcase at her. Amy then dodges the last hit and uses her incredible speed to hit Ramona back and forth and combo Ms. Flowers to the back of the palace. Ramona summons her hammer back to her and challenges Ms. Rose to come at her.
An enraged Amy spin dashes towards Ramona at high speeds but Ramona manages to avoid it. Amy bounces off the wall in her ball state and Ramona tries blocking it with her hammer. It proves too much as Amy knocks her into the arcade area. Amy tries swinging her hammer at Ramona, who dodges and counters the blows that cause damage to the arcade cabinets. Ramona manages to get close to Amy and punches her backward.
Amy starts running forward with her hammer as Ramona's head starts glowing. Her swing is interrupted by Ramona's Subspace Suitcase, which sucks Amy inside. Ramona follows her opponent into the suitcase to continue the fight.
Amy wakes up in the suitcase surprised when she sees multiple copies of Ramona staring at her, but has her eyes set on the main one. Ramona sends her clones at Amy, who starts to get overwhelmed.
Ramona starts walking away confidently, but Amy manages to defeat all her copies with one blow. Amy than dashes towards Ramona with a powerful hammer swing, which shatters Ramona's mallet. Ramona leaps back to avoid Amy's second swing, which hits the Subspace Suitcase and brings the two back to Lee's Palace.
Amy then spins up a large, pink tornado with her Piko Piko Hammer. It gets Scott stuck on the wall and starts sucking in all the arcade machines. Ramona is knocked into the whirlwind by a flying arcade stand and is severely damaged by the video game machines in the tornado. Amy then leaps into the tornado herself and jumps on the arcade games to get to her opponent. Once she gets to Ramona, she knocks her into the corner with a large hammer swing as the tornado dissipates.
The damaged arcade cabinets start falling to the ground as Scott wakes up. He's horrified at Ramona's beaten state right next to him. Amy then finishes the fight by knocking a large arcade game to Ramona's location, which crushes Ms. Flowers and converts her to coins. Amy walks away in victory.
Scott is seen crying as Ramona's spirit leaves her body. Amy finds Sonic in the building and starts chasing after him again.
(*Cues: Rooftop Run (Day) - Sonic Unleashed*)
Boomstick: Aw, game over.
Wiz: Ramona may have been the smarter and more level headed of the two, but Amy had the edge in almost every other category.
Boomstick: Ramona can skate faster than most, but Amy's fast enough to keep up with Sonic! To be clear, she's definitely not as fast as Sonic, but she's certainly capable of catching up to him at times. Ramona stood no chance in the speed department, so she had to rely on her skill and strength, and while they both had similar strength feats, like defeating giant robots or whacking people a huge distance with their hammers, Amy's feats go several steps beyond anything of Ramona's.
Wiz: Take Amy throwing her hammer into Eggman's ship in the sky for instance, given the height of the ship in the sky and Amy's location, it's likely she had to throw her hammer at least 2,100 feet. While her hammer's exact weight is unknown, it's head is large enough to be compared to the biggest sledgehammer ever used by man, which was 64 pounds. In order to hit Eggman's ship as hard as she did, she must have thrown her hammer with two tons of force at bare minimum, and we're really lowballing that.
Boomstick: And that was just the first throw, the second one made the ship spin over, putting it way higher than two tons. Ramona at her best could take a hit from Roxie, who can dole out at a max, up to one and a half tons of force.
Wiz: Whereas Amy survived being crushed by a boulder, which, scaled to her height, weighed almost four tons.
Boomstick: Ramona gained an advantage when she brought the fight to her... subspace purse mind...
Wiz: But when Ramona's ex, Gideon, was trapped in that subspace, he was able to escape by destroying her bag. As Amy is stronger and faster than Ramona, there's no reason to believe she couldn't do the same, and with Ramona's last trump card out of commission, all Amy had to do was finish her off.
Boomstick: Looks like Amy rose to the occasion.
Wiz: The winner is Amy Rose.
- The connections between Amy and Ramona are that both are female love-interests with flower-themed names and their main weapon is a hammer.
- This is the sixth Comic Book VS Video Game themed episode, after Zitz VS Leonardo, Kratos VS Spawn, Thor VS Raiden, Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare, Wolverine VS Raiden and Joker VS Sweet Tooth, and with the next four being Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight, Ultron VS Sigma, Black Widow VS Widowmaker and Black Canary VS Sindel.
- This is the third time that a Video Game character kills the Comic Book character, with the first two being Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare and Wolverine VS Raiden.
- This is the fourth "Video Game vs Comic Book" themed Death Battle to pit a video game character against a comic book character who is not from either DC Comics or Marvel Comics, after Zitz VS Leonardo, Kratos VS Spawn and Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare, and with the next one being Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight.
- This is the eighth Females themed episode, after Rogue VS Wonder Woman, Felicia VS Taokaka, Chun-Li VS Mai Shiranui, Zelda VS Peach, Ivy VS Orchid, Yang VS Tifa and Cammy VS Sonya, and with the next six being Android 18 VS Captain Marvel, Raven VS Twilight Sparkle, Black Widow VS Widowmaker, Weiss VS Mitsuru, Black Canary VS Sindel and She-Ra VS Wonder Woman.
- This is the second Death Battle to debut an animator from DBX. (Kayas) The first was Jetz (CVAnimation)'s Cammy VS Sonya and the third is Kiid's Sub-Zero VS Glacius.
- On the day Ramona was revealed to be Amy's opponent, Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, got word of the fight and responded on Twitter.
- This fight made a cameo appearance in Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie when Deadpool and Pinkie were traveling through past fights.
- This is the only Death Battle in Season 3 to not feature any voice acting for the combatants, whether it is original or pulled from various forms of media.