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Black Adam VS Apocalypse is the 165th episode of Death Battle, featuring Black Adam from DC Comics and Apocalypse from Marvel Comics in a battle between Ancient Egyptian supervillains. Black Adam was voiced by Kamran Nikhad and Apocalypse was voiced by Wolf Williams.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Black Adam, DC's ferocious champion of Shazam.

Boomstick: Apocalypse, Marvel's baleful mutant conqueror.

Wiz: Anubis. Thoth. Ra. For over 30 centuries, Egyptian mythology spawned countless legends.

Boomstick: And we've got comics' biggest baddies this side of the Nile.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

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.

Black Adam

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Hungry God
by Dan Weniger
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Boomstick: You've heard of Gotham, Themyscira, Metropolis. Just a few of DC's unique tourist spots.

Wiz: But there's another. South of the Mediterranean Sea and north of the Sinai Peninsula rests the sovereign nation of Kahndaq.

Boomstick: While those spots have Superman and Batman solvin' crimes like it's magic, Kahndaq's got an actual magic man savin' 'em: Black Adam.

Wiz: Long ago, Teth-Adam and his people were enslaved by the conqueror Ibac and his army of barbarians. All he had left was his nephew, Aman. Upon fleeing certain death, the two stumbled onto the Rock of Eternity, a mystic lair that has defended magic since the dawn of time. Here, the two earned an audience with the lair's masters, the excellently named Council of Wizards.

Boomstick: Seeing the purity in little Aman's heart, this wannabe Gandalf decked him out with super magic. And bein' the nice guy he is, Aman shared some magic power with his uncle. Spoiler alert: Guuh, not his best idea.

Wiz: They returned to Kahndaq to free their people, but their methods reached an impasse. Aman wanted to use his powers to resolve matters in a peaceful fashion. However, Teth-Adam desired vengeance, emancipation through slaughter.

Boomstick: So Uncle Teth sat his nephew down, man-to-man, looked him straight in the eyes, and then freakin' killed him! Then, used his borrowed power to steal the rest of the super magic. Y'know what they say, eh, no nephew... no problem...

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Invincible Spirit
by Mark Petrie
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Wiz: With the full might of the wizards at his fingertips, Black Adam annihilated the barbarians and freed his city. Suffice to say, he's not exactly your typical hero.

Boomstick: Even the superhero A-listers don't try him, and for good reason. Kmart Merlin here didn't give Adam some nerdy wand, but that dope shit, the Living Lightning!

Wiz: While it may function just like real lightning, this Living Lightning is among the most potent spells in comics history.

Boomstick: It's magic lightning! You ever see normal lightning kickstart a giant's heart and juice up the Flash? Because Black Adam's lightning did! And activating it is as easy as sayin' the magic word, "Shazam!" Wai-wait, hold up. That's Billy's word. Shouldn't he shout like, "Black Adam!" or "Shazoo!"?

Wiz: Remember, uh, Kmart Merlin? This is Mamaragan, the mightiest of the wizards. To better protect the multiverse's magic, he promotes individuals to be his mythic champions. Black Adam is one of the first. So, kind of like Shazam with another name.

Boomstick: I like my idea better. "Shazoo!" It really lets ya know you gotta be quiet, like when you're in a zoo or, y'know, the animals'll f**kin' kill you... Wait, is that not a real thing? Can I talk at the zoo?

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Red Planet
by Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: Buuuut, when Teth-Adam shouts his magic word, lightning pours from the clouds, transforming him from meager human to Wizard Jesus, and vice-versa. Simply put, Black Adam is imbued with the powers of God. Well, Gods, plural, as his gifts come from multiple mythological legends.

We cut to Boomstick, who takes out a stone slab depicting Zeus.

Boomstick: At first, he got juiced up from the Greek gods. Zeus, Atlas, Herc, y'know, all those buff guys and gals. But it didn't really work out, though, 'cause he... kinda died.

Wiz: Yet, Kahndaq craved for their hero's return, so Black Adam's most devoted followers collected all of his ashes and prayed their hearts out, this time, to their own pantheon.

Boomstick throws away the slab and takes out a new one depicting Horus and Ra.

Boomstick: Goodbye muscles and hello bird people! Black Adam was reborn, now with the powers of the Egyptian pantheon.

We cut back to the analysis.

Boomstick: Gods like Shu, Amun, and Horus gave Adam the basics: Super strength, speed, flight, and an undying body. But the real magic's with the other three.

Wiz: The Power of Aten channels the Living Lightning throughout his entire body for combative purposes, and the Wisdom of Zehuti improves Black Adam's strategic thinking.

Boomstick: It's a council of knowledge from the gods that clues Black Adam in on how to defeat his enemies. Like, for instance, when evil Joker Batman drove Billy mad, Billy went all King Shazam on Kahndaq.

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Andromeda
by Terry Devine-King
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Boomstick: But guess what? Zehuti had Black Adam instinctively lead Billy into a trap to destroy his ass with the power of Sunday prayers. Hallelujah, holy shit!

Wiz: And finally, the Courage of Mehen. Besides minor healing and resistance to mental attacks, Mehen's power granted Black Adam an indomitable will.

Boomstick: It's got him through some really rough patches. His family? Dead. His country? Wasted. His wife got revived... She turned to stone. You can knock him down, sure, but he ain't stayin' there.

Wiz: Mehen helped make Black Adam a non-wavering and decisive leader. The whole world can turn against him, but he would not care, so long as Kahndaq is safe. To reach those ends, he's partnered with the Justice Society of America, the Society of Super-Villains, and even the Justice League. Rubbed elbows with Superman one day and Lex the next.

Boomstick: So, uh, is Black Adam a good guy or a bad guy?

Wiz: Uh, neither. Only the side that benefits his people matters. He's not concerned with morality, and his brash nature is frequently misunderstood. It's what led to the entire JSA jumping him. Twice.

Boomstick: And they still couldn't check him! Adam's just built that different.

Wiz: Black Adam caused sandstorms with a single clap, pushed the Moon, and killed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Boomstick: One time, when space cultists came a-knockin' on Earth, he fought side by side with his best bro, Sinestro. Afterward, when the Yellow Lanterns dipped and took their rings with 'em, Sinestro let Black Adam keep the one he got. Now that's a bromance! And, can I just say, Black Adam makes a mean lightning tiger.

Wiz: He murdered the Council of Wizards and later endangered Mamaragan himself. And the almighty wizard's a part of the Quintessence, basically DC's gods who watch over the multiverse.

Boomstick: No surprise, since Black Adam effortlessly broke Spectre's body, another Quintessence person.

Wiz: Sure, he's torn off Hawkman's wing and tried to kill Wonder Woman, but through the eyes of his people and loved ones, Black Adam is a hero. A moment's gaze from their idol is all they need to carry on living.

Boomstick: So, invaders beware. No one's truly safe from the true, savage, champion of Shazam. Ah, shit, I was kinda hopin' I'd transform there. Shazoo! ...F**k!

Apocalypse

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Inmortals
by Brian Christopher Delgado
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Boomstick: Let me tell you about one of my favorite graphic novels. It spells the end of all days, when madness reigns supreme and order is shattered. Mounted upon white horse's death, destruction, pestilence, and famine bring about a world anew! It gets dark as shit, like literally, and I'm there for it!

Wiz: Are you... talking about the Bible?

Boomstick: What? No, this is a Marvel comic. 5,000 years ago in Marvel Comics, the Egyptian Akkaba tribe birthed something terrible: an ugly child. To them, he was a demon. Like a mix between Great Value Thanos and a box of chalk sticks. So, they midnight-dumpster-baby'd his ass in the desert to die.

Wiz: Luckily, Baal of the Crimson Sands' tribe saw differently. Within this child, he saw a conqueror. He raised him as En Sabah Nur, the Morning Light.

Boomstick: And above all, he taught him one major lesson: Only the strong survive.

Wiz: Nur became a warrior. Same as his peers, but his physical differences made his experience unique. He was stronger, smarter, and hated. Even to these people, he was an outsider.

Boomstick: Then the pharaoh killed Baal and enslaved Nur. Dude had no one left on his side except for this chick who he had a thing for. But, everyone he meets, apparently, just wants ugly people to die, even when he saves their life! Shit, just swipe right, girl. Goddamn.

Wiz: And so, he embraced the perceived truth: If he was a monster, he would prove it. Betrayed by all and respected by none, if no one would care for En Sabah Nur, they would all fear Apocalypse.

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Eye Of Horus
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Boomstick: Long story short, he's a mutant. And not just a creepy-lookin' dude like Beak over th— ugh. God, I almost threw up in my mouth a little bit... (gags) Anyway, he's got superpowers and they're on a whole 'nother level!

Wiz: He has inhuman physiology and intelligence, along with complete control over his molecular structure, allowing him to reshape and mold his body however he pleases.

Boomstick: Yeah, but I guess he's too proud to just, like, turn himself into Jason Momoa or somethin'.

Wiz: With the combination of his not-so-screwed-tight tactical brain and prowess, Apocalypse conquered Egypt, leading it into a prosperous age with an iron fist and an ocean of blood. He'd then set his sights on the very world itself.

Boomstick: Just one problem. The world had a bunch of X-Men and Avengers running around stopping his world domination. To accomplish his big dream, Apocalypse needed somethin' more.

Wiz: But that would all change upon the arrival of a certain mutant messiah.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Okay so, first, Apocalypse found some space tech that belonged to Celestials, basically Marvel's gods.

Boomstick: Despite its amazing potential, he wasn't able to make use of the technology, until the time traveler Cable showed up to kill him. Instead, Cable accidentally infected Apocalypse with a Techno-Organic Virus, a disease that turns organic matter to futuristic technology.

As he talks, Boomstick takes out some pieces of Celestial tech, one piece he uses to scratch his chin. At the end, it begins to morph his skin to metal.

Wiz: Turns out, this was exactly what Apocalypse needed to access the Celestial tech. With the promise that he would repay the Celestials later, he was bestowed a gem that would change the game forever.

We cut back to the analysis.

Wiz: This is a Death Seed, a Celestial artifact with the purpose of leading Earth into a higher evolved form. By injecting a Death Seed into someone, they are transfigured into one of Apocalypse's Horsemen, a being of incredibly fatal power.

Boomstick: Don't forget about that Techno-Organic Virus either. Controlling the virus means controlling all technology with your mind. Cable couldn't tame it, but Apocalypse's power is so vast, he had no issues controlling it.

Wiz: So, take a god pyramid, add a super tech virus, multiply the X-Gene, and what do you get? An Apocalypse who is unrecognizable from his meager past.

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Fateful Showdown
by Lucas Napoleone
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Wiz: With these three under his command, any superpower you can think of is now at his disposal.

Boomstick: Apocalypse can teleport, blast all sorts of energy, turn invisible, regenerate limbs, read minds and freakin' fly! Look at him, Wiz! He's got his hands behind his back and he just doesn't give a shit!

Wiz: And most impressive is his ability to siphon energy. He once absorbed Cyclops' laser with his bare hand. The same laser that can split planets.

Boomstick: It wasn't long before the virus incorporated technology into his molecules. With mere thoughts, he can construct fake bodies, entire robot armies, and even morph himself into a kaiju! At his peak, virtually no one stands a chance. On a bad day, Apocalypse bodied six of the strongest X-Men in a minute.

Wiz: His telepathy alone contends with Jean Grey, one of the greatest psychics in Marvel.

Boomstick: He's outmuscled and outpaced both Hulk and Thor, and we all know how crazy those two are. We're talkin' about heroes able to destroy the Marvel universe, and in an alternate timeline, Apocalypse even slaughtered a Celestial with his bare hands. His bare freakin' hands! Wow, way to pay 'em back for that solid they did ya, bro.

Wiz: With that Death Seed in tow, it's hard to attribute Apocalypse as anything but a force of nature, especially when said Death Seed has mutated beings capable of fighting the Phoenix Force, a cosmic entity and the primal force of life. In fact, Doctor Doom claims the Death Seed is directly comparable to the Phoenix itself.

Boomstick: So much pain, so many bodies, Apocalypse is an agent of war and has the scars to back it up. And even when someone manages to take him down, so long as he's got blood, metal, and that Death Seed, he'll just keep comin' back again and again... and again.

Wiz: Baal would be proud, for what is more inevitable and more dramatic to the annihilation of humans than the Apocalypse himself?

Prelude

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

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Fallen Gods
by Brandon Yates, Omega Sparx, & SWATS
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A comic book-style page sets the scene: an invasion of Kahndaq's capital city of Shiruta by the forces of Apocalypse. With much of the city already laid to waste, a mechanical duplicate of Apocalypse oversees the lesser robotic minions. Flying to his kingdom's defense is Black Adam, who tears through one of the robots before setting his sights on the duplicate.

Taking notice of Adam, it hurls explosive energy balls that he weaves through. Transforming its arm into a big drill, it fires at Black Adam who easily evades it and with a strong pull, soon has the duplicate impaled on his fist. Infuriated by this invasion, he demands the location of the duplicate's leader.

Black Adam: Where's your general, interloper?

The duplicate simply laughs as it loses its power, but Apocalypse himself soon answers Adam's demands, hovering in the skies while claiming the righteousness of his siege.

Apocalypse: Fool! You humans interlope on mutant sanctuary.

Black Adam and Apocalypse fly towards each other and the clash of their punches decimates the nearby terrain. Adam proceeds to make some ineffective punches against Apocalypse's face, who stops him short with a casual hand. Unable to deal any lasting damage, Adam lets out his verbal trump card.

Black Adam: SHAZAM!!!

A magic lightning bolt strikes Apocalypse from above, stunning him and allowing a laughing Black Adam to shock him more before Apocalypse headbutts him down to the ground. He charges at Adam, transmuting his hands into a sword and spiky ball before entering fast-paced hand-to-hand with him.

When Apocalypse disappears from the scene, Adam realizes something before quickly turning to impale him, grabbing a hold of his Death Seed. The Egyptian god Zehuti whispers with his magical knowledge to Adam...

Zehuti: Destroy it...

Having heard the voice himself thanks to reading Adam's mind, Apocalypse states to Adam...

Apocalypse: Your council... will aid you no longer, Teth-Adam!

He pulls out Adam's arm and pushes him away with a point-blank energy blast, giving him time to replace his Death Seed and let his body regenerate. Quickly returning to the offensive, Adam shoots Living Lightning bolts at Apocalypse, who dodges one but absorbs the second. Apocalypse's robotic minions proceed to swarm Adam and dogpile on him.

Apocalypse: Pitiful god. Your kind will learn to fear me soon enough.

Black Adam: No, En Sabah Nur. You will learn to fear me!!!

Putting on his Yellow Lantern Ring, a yellow explosion from where Adam stands blasts away the robots. He and Apocalypse take to the skies fighting at blinding speeds, destroying part of the overhead Moon. Teth-Adam shoots a living Yellow Lantern tiger construct at En Sabah Nur, who is pushed back.

Absorbing some of his nearby robots, Apocalypse begins growing size and crushes the tiger construct, becoming the size of a mountain as Black Adam looks on with an indifferent reaction before flying up to him.

Black Adam: Get the hell out of my country!

As he approaches, En Sabah Nur throws his massive fist at Teth-Adam, who blitzes him and strikes his upper arm to no avail, giving Apocalypse the opportunity to strike Black Adam to the ground with his other arm, destroying a huge chunk of Kahndaq in the process. Hearing the terrified screams of his people despite his crushing wounds, the indomitable Adam is not bowing down yet.

Black Adam: I refuse to relinquish my home to you heretics! SHAZAAAAAMMM!!!

With all of his power, massive lightning emerges from the skies and strikes the giant Apocalypse in a blinding light. The wounded Adam remains on the ground, with the Death Seed nearby. However, he is unable to recover and destroy it as it pulls an uninjured En Sabah Nur back together.

Apocalypse: Your hubris has failed you, Teth-Adam.

As Apocalypse approaches, Teth-Adam attempts to shout his magic word, but stops short realizing his power has been drained. Apocalypse towers over him with his foot raised.

Black Adam: SHAZAAAAAA-ohhh, shit.

Through Adam's eyes, Apocalypse stomps on his head so hard that it not only leaves his face crushed into a fleshy mess of mush, but breaks the camera lens and leaves blood soaked on it as well. Apocalypse stomps the still-living Adam six more times with maniacal laughter. He then stops and grabs his defeated foe by the head, hovering him above Kahndaq and showing him his ruined kingdom.

Apocalypse: I never offered you a choice. Now, everything you've built... will FALL!

He executes Black Adam by frying him with all of the Living Lightning he absorbed earlier, further mutilating his face and putting an end to his blood-gurgling misery before callously throwing him to the ground below. Apocalypse remains floating in the air, laughing in villainous triumph over the devastated city as the screen pauses and enters a freeze frame depicting a comic book-style outro titled "THE END..."

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Results

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Fallen Gods
by Brandon Yates, Omega Sparx, & SWATS
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Boomstick: En Sabah Nur sure brought the Apocalypse to Kahndaq. And our camera, goddammit! Wiz, that's gotta be like, what, 30 whole dollars? F**k, man.

Wiz: This result surprised us. For what it's worth, both Black Adam and Apocalypse displayed ludicrous levels of god-like ability.

Boomstick: Both of their power supplies compared to cosmic beings like the Phoenix and Super Gandalf, and both fought heroes like Thor and Wonder Woman.

Wiz: Right, the victor could not be deduced by strength and speed alone. Rather, it depended on how their abilities countered each other. In that regard, Apocalypse held many advantages.

Boomstick: For starters, he could one-up the Living Lightning. For almost any power Black Adam had, Apocalypse had a better version of it, and then some.

Wiz: Frankly, half of Black Adam's pantheon granted him abilities that Apocalypse possessed through his mutant genes alone, not withstanding all his other abilities from Celestial tech, the Techno-Organic Virus, and the Death Seed.

Boomstick: Well, Black Adam did have something Apocalypse didn't: the Wisdom of Zehuti. Big-brain god could definitely clue him in on that Death Seed stuff.

Wiz: And without a Death Seed, Apocalypse would not have fared nearly as well against Black Adam's strength and tenacity.

Boomstick: So to win, Black Adam would have needed to figure out how to destroy the Death Seed, but Apocalypse could defend against that and had way more options for his own victory.

Wiz: His telepathy got the best of Jean Grey, and there's no reason Apocalypse couldn't mind-read Black Adam. The Courage of Mehen may have safeguarded him from mental attacks, but it never made him immune to telepathy outright.

Boomstick: But most importantly, Apocalypse could absorb all of Black Adam's energy powers and turn 'em right back around.

Wiz: The Living Lightning may be enchanted, but it is still lightning. It's frequently displayed properties of ionized energy. Thus, there's no reason Apocalypse couldn't absorb it for himself. Plus, it's been shared between people many times before, and the more it's given to other hosts, the weaker the original bearer becomes. Hell, stealing the power of the Living Lightning is how Teth-Adam became Black Adam in the first place, so Apocalypse could do the same.

Boomstick: By slurping up Black Adam's magic, Apocalypse grew in power, while Black Adam got weaker. It was only a matter of time before Black Adam was literally helpless against the end of all things.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, with the camera still cracked and the damaged taped over, inadvertently covering the former host as a result.

Wiz: Black Adam may have been power incarnate, but Apocalypse's wide array of powers and specific counters to the Living Lightning meant he could rise to the challenge.

Boomstick: Teth thought he Adam, until Nur gave him the boot.

Wiz makes himself visible from behind the tape, showing an unamused look at his co-host's pun before we cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Apocalypse.

Comparison

Black Adam

+ Bolstered more showings of strength than Apocalypse
+ Wisdom of Zehuti alerted Black Adam of the Death Seed
- Far less versatile in range of combative abilities
- Possessed very few means of killing Apocalypse quickly
- Unable to win if Teth-Adam couldn't shout "SHAZAM"

Apocalypse

+ Death Seed & X-Gene rivaled Black Adam's physicality
+ Numerous abilities countered the Living Lighting
+ Regenerative prowess made him difficult to kill quickly
- Far weaker than Black Adam without his Death Seed
- Wisdom of Zehuti unveiled this weakness

Original Track

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Fallen Gods
by Brandon Yates, Omega Sparx, & SWATS
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Fallen Gods" by Brandon Yates, Omega Sparx, and SWATS. The track is an intense techno and orchestral piece that imagines a rap battle between the combatants, with the orchestral parts being reminiscent of desert scores to pay tribute to their Egyptian roots. SWATS portrays Black Adam while Omega Sparx portrays Apocalypse.

Title

The title is a reference to both combatants being former rulers who fell from grace and turned to the dark side, as well as how they received their abilities from gods.

Cover Arts

The original cover art done by John Mitchell depicts Black Adam's lightning bolt insignia striking an Egyptian pyramid, cracking it and causing a cloud of dust and more lightning to erupt from the top. Behind the pyramid are four beams of light in an X-shaped pattern, which could possibly reference how Apocalypse is an enemy of the X-Men.

The cover art for the track's reupload on music services following Rooster Teeth's shutdown depicts an armored, caped figure resembling Apocalypse fighting off robot-like enemies. However, it should be noted that this cover art appears to be generated by artificial intelligence instead of drawn by a human.

Lyrics

[Verse 1-1: Apocalypse (Omega Sparx)]
You're messing with the greatest Mutant alive
Out the tombs I rise
I've been a boss since the ancient times
I bring Pestilence and Famine, War and Death
Watch the ravens pick your bones till there's nothing left

[Verse 1-2: Black Adam (SWATS)]
You're such a pest, I'm powerful, I punch the best
You claim survival of the fittest, I will live forever
En Sabah? Never. Clever like a God: Zehuti
Mightier than any Marvel, I'll break your face in to prove it
Amon won

[Chorus (Yates)]
Have it all or burn it down
You hit the curtain call, it's time to bow
Faced with the danger of meeting your maker
it's over now, it's over now

[Verse 2-1: Apocalypse (Omega Sparx)]
I am the myth, the legend
We fight, it's on sight
Get blinded by this Morning Light
Your time is up
Better run and duck like you're Rama-Tut
Shape-shift my arm to a big drill, I'm harming ya

[Verse 2-2: Black Adam (SWATS)]
A slave now reborn a God
Off a word, when I say it, I'm Magic fortified (SHAZAM!)
A Living Lightning rod
I'll break your mechanicals
You're not compatible
I'll make you a Child of the Adam
Kahndaqi Tyrannical

[Verse 3-1: Apocalypse (Omega Sparx)]
Chin check, your jaw on deck, I'm 'bout to bless you
Steal your thunder like you fooled and did your nephew
Hit you with 8 blows then I'll give you a heart check
Run to DC and cry, turn on that Fawcett

[Verse 3-2: Black Adam (SWATS)]
I'm all set,
First I'll go to War with your Horsemen
A "Mutant Massacre" causing disaster,
misfortune and Stryfe, so beg for your life
It hangs in the balance
When I pull out your Cables,
You're Nathan,
Not even a challenge
Bow down

[Chorus: Yates]
Have it all or burn it down
You hit the curtain call, it's time to bow
Faced with the danger of meeting your maker
it's over now, it's over now

[Verse 4: Apocalypse and Black Adam]
I am the light
The power and might
Witness a god
My glorious sight
I am the wrath of the gods
A magic façade
Ready to rock
Eternity will kneel to my cause
I am the shape that shifts
That grants you gifts
I am the Sun and the Sky, the Might of Egypt
I am the terror
I'm timeless, no errors
I am the wearer of the crown, I will not bow down

[Chorus (Yates)]
Have it all or burn it down
You hit the curtain call, it's time to bow
Faced with the danger of meeting your maker
it's over now, it's over now

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Black Adam and Apocalypse are that they are both ancient comic book supervillains who come from Ancient Egypt and managed to survive to the present day, where they became some of the most powerful foes for teams of superheroes (the Justice Society of America and Justice League, and the X-Men and Avengers, respectively), though they would side more and more with the side of good over time. Both are/were rulers of civilizations (Adam being the king of Kahndaq, while Apocalypse ruled several civilizations as a god throughout millennia) and are corrupted progenitors to modern-day heroes (Adam being the fallen champion of the Wizard, as Shazam currently is, while Apocalypse was among the first mutants, as are the members of the X-Men). Both are depicted as slaves in some versions of their backstories, who once expressed a genuine desire to use their abilities for good before an intervention by a villain (Blaze and Kang, respectively) led to their falls to evil. Both also draw power from godlike entities (Adam draws power from Egyptian deities, while Apocalypse was enhanced by the Celestials).
  • Fallen Gods was accidentally leaked by TuneCore on YouTube on August 30th, six days before the episode was even revealed at the end of James Bond VS John Wick, before it got taken down by YouTube two hours later.
    • This makes Fallen Gods the second original track to be released earlier than intended, after Full Course Will.
  • When drawing Black Adam's mangled face after Apocalypse stomped on it the first time, Luis Cruz was trying to think of the most horrendous face he could think of and settled on using the face of Beavis from Beavis and Butthead as a starting point and working from that.[1]

Easter Eggs

Errors

  • In their first clash, Black Adam punches Apocalypse's left hand, but in the next shot, it's been caught by his right.
  • Black Adam's Yellow Lantern Ring is not seen on his sprite after he puts it on in the second half of the fight.
  • In the YouTube version of the episode, the transition to the Comparison screen is missing.
  • Anh Thu Duong is not credited for her work on this episode in the ending credits.

Other

References

DEATH BATTLE Episodes
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
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