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Black Canary VS Sindel
Screaming moms
Season 7
Overall Episode 121
Season Episode 2
Air date February 10th, 2020
Written by Liam Swan
Animated by Luis Cruz
Zach Watkins
Junior "Kill_La_Kiid" Espinal
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These warrior's battle cry deafens the competition, but only one shall sing victory on this DEATH BATTLE!

Black Canary VS Sindel is the 121st episode of DEATH BATTLE!, featuring Black Canary from DC Comics and Sindel from the Mortal Kombat series in a battle between martial artist banshees. Black Canary was voiced by Blythe Renay and Sindel was voiced by Caitlyn Elizabeth.

Interlude

(*Cues: Wiz & Boomstick - Brandon Yates*)

(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, where Boomstick is shuddering and Wiz is plugging his ears as Princess Fiona’s high-pitched cry plays on their monitor.)

Wiz: It’s a trope we’re all familiar with, the damsel in distress crying for help.

Boomstick: Uh, yeah, Wiz, don’t think that’s the case here, ‘cause these two are the opposite. If you ever hear their cry, you’re dead.

Wiz: Black Canary, the blonde bare-knuckled brawler of DC Comics.

Boomstick: And Sindel, the literal scream queen from Mortal Kombat. 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 Canary

Wiz: Behold, the Justice Society of America. The first recorded team of superheroes in the DC Universe.

Boomstick: Where else could you find a boxer in a catsuit chillin’ with the spirit of God's divine wrath?

Wiz: And among these men and Gods stood a woman, the judo-chopping Black Canary.

Boomstick: Wait, why a canary? Canaries don't know Judo. ...Or do they?

Wiz: However, this is not the Black Canary we'll be focusing on today. See, the Black Canary of the Golden Age may have been a skilled crime fighter in her own right, but the one who made the moniker a household name was her daughter, Dinah Laurel Lance.

Boomstick: Dinah wanted to be a crime fighter just like her mom, so she trained with Wildcat. The-the furry boxer I mentioned earlier.

Wiz: Her mother wasn't very happy about that, though. Young Dinah's career could've ended then and there, if not for the discovery of what she likes to call her Canary Cry.

(Black Canary uses the Canary Cry, forcing Green Arrow and two others to cover their ears.)

Wiz: Cases such as these weren't ordinary, but well explained. See, Dinah possessed the metagene, a dormant slice of genetic code present in about twelve percent of humanity granting superhuman abilities.

Boomstick: Nah, a wizard did it. With her new power and martial arts training, Dinah took up her mother's mantle and became Black Canary. The second one! Is it weird that her mom was also named Dinah? They're really formin’ a ”dinah-sty”, haha.

Wiz: Fun fact, originally she disguised herself by donning a blonde wig, but eventually just dyed it permanently.

Boomstick: Blonde? Don't you mean... yell-ow?

Wiz: *Groans extensively* Regardless, the Canary Cry is no joke. By emitting focused ultrasonic sound, Dinah can annihilate the eardrums of anyone nearby.

Boomstick: Or just ramp up the volume and blow people away with shockwaves. She can even stop a runaway train!

Wiz: It's quite versatile, too. She can focus her cries into small sonic projectiles, or broaden them to affect entire cities.

Boomstick: And by screaming hard enough at the ground, she can freaking fly! How the hell does that shit work?

Wiz: Let's dig into this for a bit. For a soundwave to become a shockwave, it must possess an intensity of at least a hundred and ninety-four decibels. For reference, Black Canary's highest recorded scream clocks in at over three hundred decibels.

Boomstick: That's the same level of bels as a volcano erupting!

Wiz: All that power comes with a fairly obvious weakness, though. If her throat is damaged, she'll be unable to produce the cry.

Boomstick: That's why she's got some nifty ultrasonic Canary Bombs that do the super shouting for her.

Wiz: Not to say she's useless without her superpower, of course.

Boomstick: She's one of comics' greatest ass-kickers.

Wiz: Thanks to Wildcat and her mother, Dinah has trained in jiu-jitsu, karate, krav maga, capoeira, and many, many more styles of martial arts.

(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)

Wiz: She knows holds that can put you to sleep, a punch that can detonate your heart, and even how to cause instant death by pushing a single nerve cluster.

Boomstick: She's basically the furious, blood-soaked love child of Kenshiro and The Bride from Kill Bill. Also, before we go on, (holds up a canary) all this kung-fu talk makes me want to see a Judo canary in action. And what better opponent than our very own Mecha-Goose Howard?

Wiz: Uh, did you teach it Judo?

(The Mecha-Goose fires its twin-maser cannons and the canary is turned to dust)

Boomstick: So, uh, turns out they don't know Judo. Where was the heads-up on that one, Wiz?

Wiz: Even with all that, Dinah's greatest strength is perhaps her uncanny ability to learn and adapt mid-fight. It's what makes her such a great sparring partner to superhuman martial arts masters like Wonder Woman. It was during a fight with her, in fact, that Black Canary claimed she could perceive time down to the nanosecond.

Boomstick: Sounds crazy, right? But believe it. How else could she keep up with someone like Wonder Woman? Or how about the time she battled these Red Tornado androids? Green Lantern was using his power ring to scan for weaknesses, but Dinah said, "F That!" and stabbed it hundreds of times super fast. She found it's literal Achilles' heel before the power ring finished scanning.

Wiz: That's right, she outsped an alien supercomputer. Keep in mind, Dinah does not technically possess superhuman speed or strength.

Boomstick: But I wouldn't be surprised if she secretly drank some super-soldier serum at some point, cuz' she can outmuscle superhumans and smash steel like it's flimsy wood.

Popup: Characters regarded as "peak human" in comic books often display feats impossible for any human to achieve. Dinah may not be superhuman in her reality, but compared to ours, she probably is.

Wiz: Given the yield strength of steel and the size of her elbow, Dinah must've exerted a force of around twenty-seven tons.

Boomstick: The gal survived a fall into the ocean from a thousand feet, and even her own Canary Cry reflected back at her.

Wiz: It helps that she has a special membrane in her ears that protects her from shockwaves.

Boomstick: Can't say the same for this robot dude, Amazo! For a murder-happy android with the combined powers of the entire Justice League, he sure could've packed some aspirin.

Popup: While copying Superman's super-hearing may have made Amazo more sensitive to the pain of a Canary Cry, it would not have decreased his durability.

Wiz: She may be stubborn and hot-headed, but with her powers and training fine-tuned, Dinah proved her mom wasn't the only Black Canary to be reckoned with. She even teamed up with groups such as the infamous Birds of Prey, and at one point in charge of the Justice League, the spiritual successor to the original Justice Society.

Boomstick: Next to her main man, Green Arrow. They spent a lot of time stickin’ arrows in that quiver, uh-heh, if you know what I mean. They did sex.

Wiz: Long story short, Black Canary is without a doubt, one of the most badass women in comic book history.

(Black Canary does two extended punches and a kick before unleashing her Canary Cry at the camera.)

Sindel

Wiz: The realm of Edenia was a paradise, a... Garden of Eden, if you will.

Boomstick: You said that like it was supposed to be clever.

Wiz: Under the rule of King Jerrod and Queen Sindel, the realm prospered for millennia. Until the arrival of Outworld conquerer Shao Kahn and the tournament of Mortal Kombat.

Boomstick: MORTAL KOMBAT! (He sings to the Mortal Kombat theme as Wiz talks)

Wiz: By decree of the Elder Gods, an invading force from another realm must defeat the defending world ten consecutive times in a tournament to the death.

Boomstick: Unfortunately for Edenia, Kahn dabbed on their asses and won Edenia for himself.

Wiz: To legitimize his rule, Kahn murdered Jerrod, married Sindel, and adopted her daughter, Kitana as his own. Excessive? Probably.

Boomstick: Needless to say, Sindy wasn't too happy about all that. But it turns out she was a kung-fu sorcerer! So, to avenge her kingdom, she underwent a mystic ritual where she offed herself to protect Kahn's next target, Earthrealm, and it worked!

Wiz: For a time. After ten thousand years of hopelessly failing to take the Earth, Kahn learned how to undo her protective ward. Sindel was resurrected, brainwashed, and transformed into a fierce queen of dark magic and terror.

Boomstick: She was back and ready to slay, and ho-holy shit, did she.

Wiz: Sindel's Edenian physiology gives her superhuman strength, speed, and durability, allowing her to make mincemeat of Mortal Kombat's regular combatants.

Popup: While Sindel did receive a power increase from Shang Tsung's souls, this was not a temporary boost. This permanently increased her base level of power in the new timeline.

Boomstick: You better have said that with a "K".

Wiz: And despite being dead for the past ten thousand years, she's somehow a master of two forms of Chinese Kung-Fu. Zha Chuan originates from northern China and is known for its eloquent, graceful extended movements. Fu Jow Pai, also known as the Tiger Claw system, focuses on fast, powerful strikes.

Boomstick: Sindel also wields a Kwan Dao. It's a glaive designed for long-range deflection and carvin’ people up like a Thanksgivin’ turkey.

Wiz: Though, she hardly needs a weapon when she already has one: her hair. She can command it to stretch like a tentacle, constrict opponents, and act essentially as an extra prehensile limb.

Boomstick: Not gonna lie, Wiz, that's uh... kinda hot.

Wiz: Oh? Would you still think so if she used it to spin you like a top fast enough to obliterate your body?

Boomstick: What a way to go.

Wiz: Okay... Well, all that pales in comparison to her signature ability: the Banshee scream.

(We see Sindel using her Banshee scream)

Wiz: This ultrasonic shout is powerful enough to detonate heads, split limbs, and rend flesh. Her screaming power can even be focused into mystical fireballs of destruction called Star Screamers.

Boomstick: Oh, like that Transformer that we had that pony eat his soul.

Wiz: No. Sindel once screamed with enough force to annihilate a large part of a canyon. This resembles the effects of a magnitude 5.0 earthquake, comparable to nearly five hundred tons of TNT exploding all at once.

(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)

Boomstick: With power like that, it's no wonder she was able to strut through Earthrealm's mightiest heroes. Which include our old pal, Sub-Zero! (Holds up his skull, Wiz stares) What? I kept it as a souvenir.

Wiz: Who, along with most of the series' combatants, can shatter a block of pure diamond with his bare hand. A feat like this would require a pressure of at least sixty gigapascals. That's over four thousand three hundred tons of force per square inch.

Boomstick: And Kabal! (Holds up his skull)

Wiz: Who was fast enough to swat machine gunfire out of the air, like the flies in Boomstick's bathroom.

Boomstick: ...Accurate.

Wiz: Judging by the likely muzzle velocity and rate of fire, Kabal must've been reacting within six-hundredths of a second in order to consistently parry these bullets.

Boomstick: And he blocked a bunch of 'em back to back to back! Too bad Sindel wound up gettin’ blown up and brainwashed all over again. Man, this chick can't catch a break. Though the zombie MILF thing's kinda workin' for her.

Wiz: Well, that's only one possible timeline. In the original story, she was actually freed from Shao Kahn and regained control of Edenia. In another, it seems the killing of her royal husband was actually her plan all along.

Boomstick: Either way, we’re talkin’ about Mortal Kombat. They all die eventually. But compared to the queen, everyone else might as well have been silent.

(Sindel gathers up purple energy and unleashes her Banshee Scream.)

Death Battle

(*Cues: Sirens of Combat - Brandon Yates*)

A Mortal Kombat tournament is being held in an arena hosted by Shao Kahn, with most of the spectators consisting of Tarkatans. In the center of the arena, a challenger Tarkatan is brutally defeated by Black Canary.

Black Canary: Tsk. Talk about Scooby-Doo meets Fight Club.

Sindel emerges from behind Shao Kahn's chair and approaches the battlefield.

Sindel: Enough of this farce, Earthrealmer. Behold, your queen!

She levitates and hovers to the opposite side of the tournament stage.

Sindel: I shall strip the flesh from your bones.

The Bird of Prey readies her fighting stance.

Shao Kahn: FIGHT!

Both combatants dash towards each other. Sindel tries kicking Dinah, but the vigilante quickly avoids the blow and attacks the queen from behind. She anticipates Sindel's follow-up attacks and punches her away. As Sindel stops to regain her breath, Black Canary leaps upward and grips the Edenian ruler in her knees before flipping and tossing her opponent into the ground.

Dinah prepares to unleash a high kick on the fallen queen's head, but Sindel stretches her hair to snatch and slam the hero into the floor multiple times before tossing her high into the air. Black Canary is sent careening into the sky as Sindel flies and punches her in the gut, breaking a few ribs in the process. She then flips backward before clashing knees with her opponent, which cracks her tibia and fibula.

Black Canary: AHHHHH!

Black Canary falls back onto the ground holding her injured leg, while Sindel floats back down.

Sindel: Are you hurt, child?

Black Canary tries to go for a punch, only for the Queen of Outworld to grab her fist and her other arm.

Sindel: Let me sing you a lullaby.

Sindel goes for a point-blank Banshee Scream, only for Black Canary to immediately headbutt Sindel, sending the Queen of Outworld flying back.

Black Canary: No kidding. I almost fell asleep.

Black Canary uses her Canary Cry, Sindel quickly reacts and uses her Banshee Scream, making a stalemate between the scream queens. Dinah then ends the stalemate by increasing the intensity of the Canary Cry, which overpowers the Banshee Scream and hits Sindel, making her fly out of the arena and damaging the stadium. Black Canary then turns towards Shao Kahn.

Black Canary: So are ring outs a thing here?

Sindel then flies out of the rubble

Sindel: Insufferable creature, we fight to the death!

Sindel fires out many Star Screamers, only for Dinah to dodge most of them and counter the rest of them with her Canary Cry. Sindel then concentrates her Banshee Scream into a large Star Screamer and launches it towards Dinah. Dinah tries to stop it with her Canary Cry to no avail, as it explodes right above her which stuns her.

Sindel: Such a pretty bird, with such an ugly song.

Sindel then takes advantage by stretching hair across the arena and wraps it around Canary's neck.

Sindel: Tell me, can you fly?

Sindel then flies up, stopping right in front of the moon and begins to strangle Dinah with her hair. The Bird of Prey reaches behind her back and grabs a Canary Bomb and then tosses it in front of Sindel while smiling. The bomb explodes, sending Sindel upwards and Canary flying down towards the arena, Dinah notices this.

Black Canary: Oh, SHIIIII-

The Bird of Prey uses her Canary Cry to send her flying back to Sindel, the latter goes for another Banshee Scream, only to be cut short when Dinah punches through Sindel's face and decapitates her by jerking her arm. The former Queen of Outworld's body crashes back onto the arena, while Dinah uses her Canary Cry to keep herself from getting hurt from the impact. She then raises her arm in victory as Sindel's head falls back down.

Black Canary: Fatality.

KO!

Results

(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)

Boomstick: Looks like Sindel's head is blasting off agaaaii- or, well, the first time, technically so, ah, I tried to work it in, guys.

Wiz: This battle was a curious one. For the most part, Sindel's physical strength, projectiles and aerial maneuverability let her keep up with the Bird of Prey.

Boomstick: Yeah, she was a hundred and sixty times stronger. But Canary’s made a living off fighting superhumans who are even stronger than that, like Mammoth and Giganta. So, I guess that wasn't that big of an advantage, really.

Wiz: Comparing Kabal's bullet timing to her nanosecond reaction, Dinah's reaction speed was easily sixty million times faster. And with her wide array of martial arts abilities, she certainly capitalized on this.

Boomstick: Sure, Sindel had some awesome moves, but sadly, stepping on people like a hot dominatrix doesn't quite stack up when Black Canary mastered way more fighting styles. Plus, she's been training all her life! Edenia was super peaceful before Shao Kahn came along. So, I doubt Sindel was takin’ names and kickin’ ass all before that.

Popup: While it is likely Sindel was already an expert in martial arts before Outworld's invasion, there is not enough evidence to suggest such a thing could be a game-changing element in this battle.

Wiz: But let's move on to the comparison everyone wants to know, "Which was deadlier, the Banshee scream or the Canary Cry?"

(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)

Wiz: We know Dinah's cry could reach three hundred decibels. In comparison, the results of Sindel's most powerful scream are similar to a 5.0 earthquake, which is equivalent to only two hundred and thirty-five decibels.

Boomstick: I know what you're thinkin’, "That's a difference of only sixty-five decibels, that can't be all that different." WRONG! It's totally different, 'cause decibels are freakin' weird.

Wiz: See, decibels are not like meters or minutes which scale geometrically. Instead, decibels scale logarithmically. For every ten decibels a sound is, it's intensity increases ten-fold. So, thirty decibels is ten times greater than twenty decibels, forty is ten times greater than thirty, and so on.

Boomstick: So, every increase multiplies the sound instead of just adding to it. Wait a minute, that means the Canary Cry would be-

Wiz: About a million times stronger than the Banshee scream, nearly five hundred megatons of TNT.

Boomstick: Awesome!

(Boomstick opens a can of beer)

Wiz: The closest real-life comparison we can make is the Krakatoa eruption of 1883. A volcano blast so powerful, it could be heard over three thousand miles away. Not so different from what Dinah has been shown to be capable of.

Boomstick: It also didn't hurt that Canary had those special membranes in her ears to guard against Sindel's scream.

(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)

Wiz: In the end, Canary had the speed, skill, and raw decibels to finish her.

Boomstick: It was Sindel’s time to “die-nah”.

Wiz: ...What, no pun about screams?

Boomstick: Well, I was gonna, but I thought a pun that obvious wouldn’t be “al-loud”.

Wiz: The winner is Black Canary.

Original Track

Sirens of Combat Track Image

The track for this fight is "Sirens of Combat" by Brandon Yates. It's a metal track with some violins and soft choir during certain parts. The metal genre could reflect Black Canary's and Sindel's screaming powers, considering that the metal genre in music is focused on loudness.

The title refers to how both Black Canary and Sindel are fighters who also use their voices as a weapon.

The track cover is a silhouette of a canary in between Sindel's eyes, which are all in front of a group of sound waves.

Trivia 

DEATH BATTLE Episodes
Season 1 1 Boba Fett VS Samus Aran2 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 Cloud23 Batman VS Spider-Man24 Pikachu VS Blanka25 Goku VS Superman
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 (Remastered)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 Crona*
*Currently unreleased
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