X-Men vs Gargoyles! These monstrous heroes are shunned by the very people they've sworn to protect. Now they battle each other to the death!

Beast VS Goliath is the 47th episode of Death Battle, featuring Beast from Marvel Comics and Goliath from the Gargoyles series in a battle between ostracized monstrous heroes.


Wiz: Some of the greatest heroes of all are shunned by the very people they continue to protect.

Boomstick: Basically, the worst deal ever.

Wiz: Like Beast, the blue genius of the X-Men.

Boomstick: And Goliath, the gargoyle who gives new meaning to the phrase "tough as stone." 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.


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Wiz: Mutation. The key to evolution. The process is slow, normally taking thousands of years, but every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.

Boomstick: If that means we're all eventually going to transform into blue, hairy monkey men, count me out!

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Wiz: Feared by most normal people, mutants generally begin to show signs of their... uniqueness around puberty. Not so for Hank McCoy.

Boomstick: Yeah, the instant he popped out, it was pretty clear that something was different about him. Namely, the giant monkey hands and feet. Ooh, that must've been rough on the way out! He better give dear old mom double the presents on Mother's Day!

Wiz: Though Hank successfully hid his mutation from the world throughout his adolescent life, he was eventually discovered and shunned. Constantly harassed, and eventually kicked out of his own school, he was left to wallow in loneliness.

Boomstick: Until good old Wheels showed up and offered him a place on the mutant group known as the X-Men. Hank took on the nickname that was previously used to degrade him, and transformed it into something new, his codename: The Beast.

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Boomstick: As an X-Man, Beast became an integral member of this uncanny team. His superhuman strength, speed, and durability let him go toe-to-toe with baddies like the immovable Blob and Kraven the Hunter!

Wiz: But Beast was a genius, like yours truly, and quickly completed his doctoral studies. Eventually leaving the X-Men, he became a leading researcher in mutant genetics. Desperate to "cure" the mutant phenomenon, Beast developed a serum, which he theorized would temporarily counteract the mutated genes in his body.

Boomstick: Except, it kind of did the opposite. Poor guy, now he truly was a beast. His transformation wasn't all bad, though. Fuzzy Beast could now lift over 10 tons, run over 40 miles per hour, and jump over 25 feet in the air.

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Wiz: He also had a wicked healing factor, which made him essentially bulletproof, but this was nerfed dramatically from healing instantaneously to over a couple of hours when Quasimodo's experiments turned him blue.

Boomstick: For a scientific genius, he never did quite figure out how to turn back to his old self. I mean, he's been able to turn into a cat-man, a horse-man, blue Kelsey Grammer, and even Sasquatch. Somehow he always ends up as his classic, blue ape self.

Wiz: Now unable to hide in plain sight, Beast had little choice but to return to the X-Men as a teacher and a leader.

Beast: As my research makes evident, it is possible to enhance the intelligence of Mollusca cephalopodan, such as the squid, to the same level as that of the average human. Even a little... above average. I'm afraid I must leave early, so I'll hand you over to my new teaching assistant, Mr. Cephalopod.

The class giggles and then laughs out loud.

Mr. Cephalopod: (into a microphone) Calm down, everyone! Now where were we?

The class is stunned.

Mr. Cephalopod: Ah yes, the neurological aspects of cognitive intelligence, were there any questions?

Boomstick: Beast isn't just a genius, he's also a ridiculously strong fighter. He has survived hits from the Juggernaut, smashed open a tank with his bare fists, hit the ground with a punch so hard, he created an earth-shattering shockwave, and lifted a solid gold oak tree!

Wiz: A cubic foot of gold weighs approximately one ton. Comparing the diameter of the tree to Hank's height, it's reasonable to believe that this golden tree weighs at least 60 tons.

Boomstick: Or a "shit-ton", to be precise.

Wiz: Despite his athletic skill and enormous strength, Beast is a pacifist, preferring diplomacy over fisticuffs. He is rarely eager to enter a fight. In combat, he usually relies on his teammates to throw punches while he holds back to come up with game-winning strategies using his brilliant mind, like the time he figured out how to use Juggernaut's own bulk against him.

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Beast: As Archimedes said when he discovered the principle of displacement... "Eureka!"

Boomstick: But when he gets angry, he'll enter a rage which makes him so uncontrollably fierce, he's a danger even to his closest friends, literally unleashing the beast within.

Wiz: Beast's monstrous appearance remained a permanent part of his life. He was never truly accepted by society, and even had to leave the woman he loved for fear she would become a target of mutant haters.

Boomstick: But if he could have his way, he would spend his days hanging from the ceiling with a nice cup of tea, reading Shakespeare. But we don't always get what we want, so he'll have to settle for kickin' ass!

Beast: "With faint heart, averted feet, and many a tear, in our opposed path to persevere." A minor poet for a minor obstacle.


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Wiz: 1,000 years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age... of gargoyles.

Boomstick: And badass cartoon intros!

Wiz: Stone by day, warriors by night, gargoyles used to be common throughout the world. Like the stone statues they inspired, gargoyles were known as protectors. Guarding their home and those inside were always their top priority.

Boomstick: It's not every day your garden statue is also your top-billed bodyguard; otherwise, I'd have a shitload more lawn gnomes!

Wiz: In the year 994 A.D., a clan of gargoyles formed a symbiotic relationship with the humans of a Scottish castle. Using their superhuman strength, keen senses, and warrior spirit, the gargoyles defended the castle from invaders at night. In return, their human allies would watch over them during the day, when they are most vulnerable, as gargoyles turn to solid stone in daylight.

Boomstick: The gargoyles were lead by Goliath, a creature with a voice so sexy, it makes humans turn to stone. If you know what I'm sayin'.

Goliath: You are trespassing.

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Wiz: Unfortunately, due to their beastly appearance, Goliath's clan eventually faced unjust prejudice from the very humans under their protection.

Princess Katharine: We are most seriously displeased to allow beasts in the dining hall.

Magus: These are unnatural creatures. No good can come from associating with them.

Boomstick: If that wasn't bad enough, Goliath was betrayed by his closest human friend, causing nearly his entire clan to be smashed to bits. Then the few who did survive were magically sealed in stone forever by a misinformed wizard. Talk about a shitty Monday.

Wiz: Sealed in stone forever, or until one very specific, seemingly impossible criteria was met.

Magus: The terms of the spell were that they would sleep... until the castle rises above the clouds.

Wiz: And when he says "above the clouds", he means it literally. So, stone they remained for a thousand years, until, in 1994...

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Boomstick: Some billionaire with a name that sounds like an anti-depressant just happened to be crazy enough to try something. Xanatos moved every last stone of the ancient castle to the top of his New York skyscraper, which happened to poke above the clouds.

Wiz: The cost of which must have been astronomical!

Xanatos: Don't disappoint me....

Goliath wakes up from his statue state to the surprise of Xanatos and roars.

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Wiz: The curse was broken, the gargoyles awoke once again, and Goliath was tasked with leading his clan into the modern world. Despite being completely out of his element, Goliath adapted surprisingly fast.

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Boomstick: You mean he was texting and watching cat videos in no time?

Wiz: No, this was the '90s.

Boomstick: Oh, so he wore crazy colored clothing and used nonsensical description words like "bodacious", "radical", or...

Goliath: Jalepeña...

Lexington: Jalapeña...

Broadway: Jalapeña...

Brooklyn: Jalapeña...

Elisa Maza: Jalapeña...

Goliath: Jalapeña...

Hudson: Jalapeña...

Broadway hands Goliath a jalapeño pepper and he eats it, to which he shortly is overwhelmed by its heat.

Goliath: Jalepeña! (echoes)

Boomstick: Dammit.

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Wiz: Turns out, Goliath was naturally suited to traverse the broad expanse of the city with his enormous wings. Though, to be clear, Goliath insists that he can't fly; only glide on the wind.

Boomstick: Which I insist is bullshit. What else would you call what's happening right here, other than friggin' flying?

Wiz: Regardless of wind direction and speed, it seems Goliath has no trouble "gliding" wherever he wants to go. He only has issue taking off from the ground, requiring an elevated point to start from.

Boomstick: Good thing he can scale giant skyscrapers from ground level without breaking a sweat. Goliath is strong enough to lift a car, create a small earthquake, and tear through steel with his bare claws like it was wet paper.

Wiz: He's fast enough to keep pace with foes who use rocket-powered flight, and he's tough enough to survive a fall over 100 feet.

Boomstick: He was even able to keep "gliding" after being shot by a Nazi plane's machine gun while fighting in World War II. He traveled through time, it was weird.

Wiz: Goliath may look like a brutal monster, and he certainly can be when he goes into a rage. However, he's actually rather clever and wise. He was able to outsmart Oberon, who is practically an all-powerful magical god, and when Goliath's not leading his clan into battle, or struggling to have a relationship with a human detective...

Boomstick: Boundaries!

Wiz: ...He's usually holed up in his castle's library, reading.

Boomstick: Wise and powerful, Goliath is a true force of nature... for 12 hours of the day.

Wiz: Right, the other 12, he is a motionless stone statue, making him a pretty easy target. Even when he's awake, Goliath often puts himself in danger for the sake of others, regardless of the risk.

Boomstick: Hey, he's managed to survive for over a thousand years, and believe me when I say, you do not wanna be on this gargoyle's bad side.

Goliath: My name is Goliath, and I belong to no one.

Halcyon Renard: Stop whining!

Goliath: A gargoyle doesn't whine. He roars!

Goliath's eyes turn white and he easily tears off the metal gate that had imprisoned him, then swings it into two robots nearby.


Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!


Death Battle

In daylight, the sun slowly begins to fall as Goliath is frozen in place on the rooftop of a building as Beast stands further away on the same roof. Eventually, the sun sinks, night falls, and the moon emerges. With that, the stone around Goliath begins to crack.

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Goliath breaks free and roars. Shortly afterward, he senses someone near him...

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...and turns toward Beast, who prepares for a fight.

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Goliath leaps at Beast, but is caught by him, slammed into the ground, bounced upward, slashed twice, then forced to the ground once more. He breaks free by striking Beast with his tail, leaps into the air, then strikes with a slash. Beast punches him soon afterward and leaps into the air.

Beast: Prepare to be thrashed.

He flies at Goliath like a cannonball and kicks him, causing him to hit the ground, then fall off of the building. In mid-fall, Goliath uses his wings to slow down his descent, but Beast lands on his back.

Beast: Runt!

Beast punches him three times before Goliath forces the two into a nearby building, knocking Beast off of him while also managing to grab onto the building with his claws. Beast managed to do the same as Goliath begins climbing up the building. Beast roars and leaps upward, managing to strike a few times before Goliath counter-attacks. Goliath then leaps upward and glides straight into Beast, who then proceeds to bite Goliath and then grabs onto him, causing the two to spin in mid-air before striking him downward. Goliath crashes into the pavement below as Beast lands behind a parked van. Shortly after Goliath gets up and roars, Beast grips onto the vehicle.

Beast: Come on!

He then pushes it straight toward Goliath at high speed, who stands his ground and stops it shortly after being pushed back by it. Goliath tears the front cover of the van and tosses it at Beast, then proceeds to leap onto the van and off it. Beast leaps forward and manages to tear the front of the van in two, to which Goliath glides toward him and slams into him. Beast rolls upward and toward the ground uncontrollably as Goliath gracefully glides behind him, then slams into him once more, holding him down while also dragging him across the pavement. Goliath slashes at Beast, drawing blood, then slashes at him nine more times. He then impales his arms into Beast, then tears them right out, separating the top half of Beast from his bottom half. Goliath raises his wings and bloodied hands, then roars.

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Beast's dismembered body lies in a trash can while Goliath makes it to the top of his tower, bloodied and all, while carrying Beast's disembodied head as the sun rises, turning him to stone.


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Boomstick: They never show ya that shit on '90s cartoons!

Wiz: Beast and Goliath were pretty even in terms of strength and speed, making this more so a battle of wit and experience. Beast was always more of a team player, preferring not to fight directly unless absolutely necessary.

Boomstick: And since Goliath spent decades defending his ancient castle and New York from vikings, thugs, magic beings, and ghosts, his combat experience trumped Beast's.

Wiz: Also, be careful not to misinterpret Beast's golden tree feat. While it might sound far more impressive than anything Goliath has done, Beast did not actually lift the whole 60+ ton tree off the ground. It's nothing surpassing his usual feats.

Boomstick: And one time, Goliath got nailed in the back by an anti-aircraft round. That's right, Goliath got shot by a gun designed to destroy airplanes, got back up, and dropped a radio tower on the fools that tried it.

Wiz: And Beast didn't wait until sunrise for an advantage for two reasons: One, he didn't know what would happen, because gargoyles in his universe don't share the "stone by day" rule, and second, Beast isn't tough enough to stand against Goliath for 12 hours straight. Finally, Beast has fought somebody similar to Goliath named the Griffin, and only survived the fight due to his fellow X-Man Angel's help.

Boomstick: In the end, Beast just didn't have the heart to keep up with the gargoyle.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Goliath.



  • The connections between Beast and Goliath are that they are both monstrous superheroes with superhuman physical abilities who protect humanity, yet they, alongside the rest of their race (Mutants and Gargoyles, respectively), are despised and ostracized by the very people they protect. Despite their monstrous appearances, both are known for being intelligent and tactical fighters with a love of literature. However, they also have a history of becoming incredibly powerful and dangerous when angered. Both have also fought against evil doppelgängers of themselves (Dark Beast and Thailog, respectively).
    • Ironically, the fight animation depicts both Beast and Goliath as the monstrous savages people perceive them as for its entire duration, going against the main theme of the matchup and being a common criticism toward the episode.
  • This episode was set to private and taken down when it was first released due to a blank screen in Goliath's section and the "FIGHT!" graphic lacking the accompanying announcement. It has since been reuploaded with the issues fixed.
  • Many of Beast's grunts and yells are taken from Rengar, a champion from League of Legends.
  • Gargoyles creator, Greg Weissman, tweeted that he was aware of the fight.
  • Coincidentally, this episode was announced when X-Men: Apocalypse began production.
  • This episode is often referenced and memed on in the community through its usage of Beast's golden tree feat, calling back to this episode as an example for whenever the show brings up a seemingly impressive feat in a combatant's analysis, just to argue that its full context makes it unusable or unimpressive during the post-analysis.
    • This may have been referenced in Season 10's cipher, as the key for the third numbered cryptogram is the 581st word spoken in this episode by either Wiz or Boomstick: "TREE" (originating from the line "and lifted a solid gold oak tree!").

Easter Eggs

  • The starting quote of Goliath's analysis is the beginning of his narration during his show's opening credits. It also featured the start of the second part of the narration.


Season 1 1 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2010)2 Akuma VS Shang Tsung3 Rogue VS Wonder Woman4 Goomba VS Koopa5 Haggar VS Zangief6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale7 Zitz VS Leonardo8 Yoshi VS Riptor9 Felicia VS Taokaka10 Kratos VS Spawn11 Bomberman VS Dig Dug12 Vegeta VS Shadow13 Mario VS Sonic (2011)14 Justin Bieber VS Rebecca Black14.5 DEATH BATTLE! vs The World15 Luke Skywalker VS Harry Potter16 Chun-Li VS Mai Shiranui17 Starscream VS Rainbow Dash18 Master Chief VS Doomguy19 Eggman VS Wily20 Zelda VS Peach21 Thor VS Raiden22 Link VS Cloud (2012)23 Batman VS Spider-Man24 Pikachu VS Blanka25 Goku VS Superman 1
Season 2 26 He-Man VS Lion-O27 Shao Kahn VS M. Bison28 Ryu Hayabusa VS Strider Hiryu29 Ivy VS Orchid30 Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare31 Terminator VS RoboCop32 Luigi VS Tails32.5 Vegeta VS Mewtwo?33 Pokémon Battle Royale34 Fulgore VS Sektor35 Godzilla VS Gamera36 Batman VS Captain America37 Tigerzord VS Gundam Epyon38 Ryu VS Scorpion39 Deadpool VS Deathstroke40 Kirby VS Majin Buu41 Ragna VS Sol Badguy42 Gaara VS Toph43 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2015)44 Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro45 Guts VS Nightmare46 Iron Man VS Lex Luthor47 Beast VS Goliath48 Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher49 Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom50 Goku VS Superman 251 Donkey Kong VS Knuckles52 Wolverine VS Raiden53 Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki54 Yang VS Tifa55 Mega Man VS Astro Boy56 Green Arrow VS Hawkeye57 Pokémon VS Digimon
Season 3 58 Dante VS Bayonetta59 Bowser VS Ganon60 Ratchet & Clank VS Jak & Daxter61 Flash VS Quicksilver62 Joker VS Sweet Tooth63 Mewtwo VS Shadow64 Meta VS Carolina65 Cammy VS Sonya66 Tracer VS Scout67 Ken VS Terry68 Amy Rose VS Ramona Flowers69 Hulk VS Doomsday70 Zoro VS Erza71 Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie
Season 4 72 Lara Croft VS Nathan Drake73 Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight74 Venom VS Bane75 Power Rangers VS Voltron76 Natsu VS Ace77 Sub-Zero VS Glacius78 Android 18 VS Captain Marvel79 Metal Sonic VS Zero80 Lucario VS Renamon81 Balrog VS TJ Combo82 Shredder VS Silver Samurai83 Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog84 Thor VS Wonder Woman85 Naruto VS Ichigo86 Batman Beyond VS Spider-Man 209987 Sephiroth VS Vergil
Season 5 88 Black Panther VS Batman89 Raven VS Twilight Sparkle90 Jotaro VS Kenshiro91 Crash VS Spyro92 Sora VS Pit93 Leon Kennedy VS Frank West94 Doctor Strange VS Doctor Fate95 Ryu VS Jin96 Samurai Jack VS Afro Samurai97 Carnage VS Lucy98 Optimus Prime VS Gundam99 Nightwing VS Daredevil100 Mario VS Sonic (2018)101 Ultron VS Sigma102 Roshi VS Jiraiya103 Thanos VS Darkseid
Season 6 104 Aquaman VS Namor105 Mega Man Battle Royale106 Black Widow VS Widowmaker107 Captain Marvel VS Shazam108 Wario VS King Dedede109 Ben 10 VS Green Lantern110 Weiss VS Mitsuru111 Johnny Cage VS Captain Falcon112 Aang VS Edward Elric113 Ghost Rider VS Lobo114 Dragonzord VS Mechagodzilla115 Sasuke VS Hiei116 Ganondorf VS Dracula117 Mob VS Tatsumaki118 Deadpool VS Mask119 All Might VS Might Guy
Season 7 120 Miles Morales VS Static121 Black Canary VS Sindel122 Leonardo VS Red Ranger Jason123 Genos VS War Machine124 Gray VS Esdeath125 Goro VS Machamp126 Cable VS Booster Gold127 Obi-Wan Kenobi VS Kakashi128 Danny Phantom VS American Dragon Jake Long129 She-Ra VS Wonder Woman130 Beerus VS Sailor Galaxia131 Zuko VS Shoto Todoroki132 Flash VS Sonic132.5 The Seven Battle Royale133 Winter Soldier VS Red Hood134 Venom VS Crona135 Sabrewulf VS Jon Talbain136 Red VS Blue137 Batgirl VS Spider-Gwen138 Sanji VS Rock Lee139 Hulk VS Broly
Season 8 140 Yoda VS King Mickey141 Shadow VS Ryuko142 Lex Luthor VS Doctor Doom143 Heihachi Mishima VS Geese Howard144 Blake VS Mikasa145 Iron Fist VS Po146 Steven Universe VS Star Butterfly147 Link VS Cloud (2021)148 Batman VS Iron Man149 Goku Black VS Reverse-Flash150 Macho Man VS Kool-Aid Man151 DIO VS Alucard152 Akuma VS Shao Kahn153 Korra VS Storm154 Madara VS Aizen155 Saitama VS Popeye
Season 9 156 Harley Quinn VS Jinx157 Scarlet Witch VS Zatanna158 Tanjiro VS Jonathan Joestar159 Thor VS Vegeta160 Omni-Man VS Homelander161 Magneto VS Tetsuo162 Hercules VS Sun Wukong163 Boba Fett VS Predator163.5 Excalibur VS Raiden164 James Bond VS John Wick165 Black Adam VS Apocalypse166 Trunks VS Silver167 SpongeBob VS Aquaman168 Jason Voorhees VS Michael Myers169 Sauron VS Lich King170 Deku VS Asta171 Gogeta VS Vegito
Season 10 172 Ant-Man VS Atom173 Skyrim VS Dark Souls174 Killua VS Misaka175 Stitch VS Rocket Raccoon176 Darth Vader VS Obito Uchiha177 Phoenix VS Raven178 Guts VS Dimitri179 Martian Manhunter VS Silver Surfer180 Bill Cipher VS Discord181 Cole MacGrath VS Alex Mercer182 Frieza VS Megatron183 Gojo VS Makima184 Scooby-Doo VS Courage the Cowardly Dog185 Rick Sanchez VS The Doctor186 Goku VS Superman (2023)187 Galactus VS Unicron
Season 11 ??? Wile E. Coyote VS Tom Cat*
Unknown ??? Ruby VS Maka*
*Currently unreleased