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This article is about the remastered version of Death Battle's first episode. You may be looking for the original version of Boba Fett VS Samus Aran or the original Who Would Win? pilot version of the episode.

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4 years later, the bounty hunters are back!
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Boba Fett VS Samus Aran, originally titled Boba Fett VS Samus Aran Remastered, is the 43rd episode of Death Battle, featuring Boba Fett from the Star Wars series and Samus Aran from the Metroid series in a remastered version of the show's first episode.

Interlude

Boomstick: Bounty hunting, one of the most respected and fun jobs in the world.

Wiz: I don't know about respected, but certainly a daring profession only for the strong and bold.

Boomstick: Boba Fett, the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Wiz: And Samus Aran, a hunter so determined she'll sacrifice a planet to reach her goal.

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.

Boba Fett

Wiz: Boba Fett is a natural in more ways then one. He was not born into the galaxy, rather, created, as a clone of the fearsome bounty hunter Jango Fett.

Boomstick: Not fearsome enough, though. He tended to get a-head of himself... He he he...

Wiz: As his "father", Jango taught Boba all he knew about his profession, and despite being orphaned at age 1-, Boba continued to live the hunter's life, eventually donning his father's armor and claiming his rightful place as the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Boomstick: Complete with the most badass space-suit ever, his Mandalorian armor.

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Boomstick: It's got a micro-energy field that disperses impacts and is made up of Mandalorian iron.

Wiz: Okay, at this point, I think it's safe to assume every universe has some metal stronger than titanium. Though, to this one's credit, it's actually a lot heavier, sacrificing mobility for durability. In fact, it's so durable, it resists lightsabers... you know, the swords that can cut through anything.

Boomstick: His gauntlets house a flamethrower, fibercord whip, and numerous concussion and stun missiles. But his weapon of choice is his EE-3 carbine rifle, which Fett often cradles like a child. There there, EE. Daddy's here. Killin' time's soon...

Wiz: That's... creepy.

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Boomstick: However, my favorite thing in Boba's bag is his badass jetpack.

Wiz: Which he uses for short-range travel, and to gain a mobility advantage over his foes. While it can only hold enough fuel for a single minute's worth of flight, its velocity reaches up to 90 miles per hour.

Boomstick: The jetpack also has a single anti-vehicle homing missile, because when you've got space for a missile, why not?

Wiz: In short, Boba Fett is a human Swiss Army knife. He's killed hundreds of criminals, politicians, and Jedi, and battled Mace Windu to a draw when he was only 12 years old.

Boomstick: An accomplishment so manly, it instantly kick-started his puberty.

Wiz: But for all his skill, Fett has one great, inescapable weakness: the Sarlacc Pit. This flaw is so unavoidable, he was knocked into the pit by a blind and physically drained Han Solo while wearing a jetpack.

Boomstick: And since Disney bought Star Wars and nixed the Expanded Universe, this is where Boba Fett's story officially ends.

The Death Battle transition card closes over.

Wiz: Well, that's stupid, so here's what happened in the Expanded Universe!

The Death Battle transition card opens back up.

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Wiz: Using a combination of his jetpack and blowing himself up, Fett actually escaped the Sarlacc. He later became leader of the Madalorian warriors after the Galactic Civil War, and even held his own against Darth Vader... twice.

Boomstick: While using one of several lightsabers he's taken from his Jedi kills, and that's pretty goddamn impressive, but you know what's even more impressive? The time he trained Han Solo's Jedi daughter so that she could kill an evil all-powerful Sith Lord, who just so happened to be her own brother! Spoilers. Unfortunately, Fett's greatest weakness still remains that toothy sand vagina.

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Wiz: He has fallen into the Sarlacc a total of three times... three. And the Sarlacc's not exactly running around looking for snacks. It's a friggin' hole in the ground!

Boomstick: And again, he can fly! Fun fact: Every year following his escape, Boba Fett returns to the planet Tattooine just to shoot the Sarlacc. In his spaceship. From orbit. He's learned his lesson; he's staying as far away from that shit as he possibly can.

Wiz: Fear of teethy holes aside, few have survived once he's set his sights on them. Boba Fett is a whole new meaning of deadly.


Darth Vader: No disintegrations.

Boba Fett: As you wish.


Samus Aran

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Wiz: When she was young, Samus Aran lived with her family on Earth colony K-2L... until one fateful day it was sacked by an army of space pirates led by the vile Ridley, a giant purple space dragon.

Boomstick: Ridley murdered her parents right in front of her along with the rest of the planet. Literally everyone except for Samus. So PTSD therapists were in pretty short supply.

Wiz: Thankfully, Samus was rescued by the Chozo, bird-like aliens who raised her to become a warrior.

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Wiz: She was infused with Chozo DNA, increasing her strength, speed, and athletic abilities far beyond those of a normal human being.

Boomstick: So... does she like... now have a bad habit of pecking at food and shitting on peoples' cars?

Wiz: No. She wears the Power Suit, typically in Varia form, shielding her entire body without restricting any movement or flexibility.

Boomstick: Too bad it makes her look like a dude.

Wiz: Though underneath, she wears the skintight Zero Suit.

Boomstick: There we go! They must call it that because there's literally zero left to the imagination. While in that Zero Suit, she carries a paralyzer pistol, a gun which can... well... paralyze people. And turn into a laser whip.

Wiz: But she definitely prefers the Power Suit in most combat situations. As a modified version of Chozo battle armor developed specifically for Samus, it can also be upgraded to adapt to any environment.

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Boomstick: Samus carries the powerful Arm Cannon as her primary weapon and she's found quite a few upgrades for it over the years. So the basic power beam is a peashooter. When you charge it up, it'll blow your face clean off. She can also set it to blast an ice beam, grapple beam, and tons of seeking and super missiles.

Wiz: Her Chozo training lets Samus control the skies with her speedy Screw Attack and curl into her Morph Ball form to traverse places few others can.

Boomstick: How the hell does she do that?

Wiz: Bird DNA, Boomstick. Bird DNA.

Boomstick: Yeah, because we all know how many times you scare a bird in the parking lot and then it just curls up into a ball and zooms away!

Wiz: ALIEN bird DNA.

Boomstick: Well then Eff that planet and its birds. But I do like their Power Bombs, which Samus carries and can be used to destroy anything in the general vicinity in seconds.

Wiz: Samus is known as a bounty hunter capable of taking on impossible missions, fighting massive beasts, and even wiping out an entire species.

Boomstick: All but one. Talk about having the rarest pet in the universe, and it makes a cute hat.

Wiz: However, she often makes mistakes. Somehow, she always seems to lose all her power-ups and upgrades at the beginning of every mission.

Boomstick: How has she not gotten a purse yet?

Wiz: Well even when she does have all her arsenal at her disposal, it doesn't guarantee its use. For example, she once entered a volcano and did not activate her thermal systems until halfway through the mission. All because she was waiting for permission.

Boomstick: Ugh, can we please not talk about that game?

Wiz: But don't worry. Samus has proven time and time again to be one of the deadliest hunters in the galaxy. Outlaws everywhere fear the name of Samus Aran.


Samus: Time to go!

Samus' visor shines, covering her face, and she prepares her arm cannon, which fires a charge shot at the screen.


Prelude

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

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

Death Battle

Samus' ship is flying in the middle of space. Samus sits in the cockpit, looking over a green virtual screen. From behind comes Slave I, where inside Boba Fett is looking over a virtual screen of his own. Suddenly, Samus hears an alarm going off in her ship, but is too late to act, for Slave I has fired multiple blasts at Samus' ship, which is disabled and is send falling towards an unknown planet. On the planet's surface, it appears to be a futuristic city.

Planet Name: Unknown

Location: Unknown

Life Forms: Unknown

Samus' ship crashes through a small tower, then crash lands onto a rooftop, grinding across before flipping over and falling off. The entire vehicle explodes, but Samus had jumped out just in time, landing on the rooftop while leaving a small crater. She gets up and turns behind her at the fiery wreckage of her ship. Boba Fett, who had parked Slave I, hovers downward with his jetpack with his EE-3 carbine rifle in his hands and lands. He walks slowly towards Samus while she prepares her arm cannon.

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Samus charges her arm cannon, then fires a shot and follows up with two more. Boba Fett steps to the side to avoid them, then fires back. Samus rolls out of the way and fires a large beam from her arm cannon, but Boba Fett flies up into the air with his jetpack to avoid it. Suspending himself in midair, he continues firing downward at Samus, who runs toward him while avoiding his fire. In response, he launches his anti-vehicle homing rocket from his jetpack at her. As it is about to hit, Samus vaults over a part of the building, narrowly dodging the rocket as it explodes, destroying the very object she used.

Samus leaps into the air towards Boba Fett and strikes him with her left arm, then flips over and kicks him downward towards the rooftop below them. Boba quickly gets back onto his feet as Samus herself lands. She fires another beam at Boba, who jumps and flips over to avoid it before firing a missile at her. Samus rolls to avoid it, then goes into her morph ball form. He continues to fire more missiles at Samus, but her morph ball mode proves too nimble to be hit. Once Samus reaches Fett, she exits morph ball mode and flip kicks him twice, the second of which Fett appears to have blocked. Despite this, her next kick knocks Fett into the air, sending him rolling across the rooftop that Slave I is on while dropping his rifle. However, Fett lets go of a grenade pin upon stopping his movement and Samus soon sees a thermal detonator at her feet about to detonate. It explodes, causing a massive explosion.

However, the explosion did not defeat his opponent; it seriously damaged her armor, revealing her Zero Suit, to which Boba Fett realizes that Samus is a woman. After all of her armor pieces, save for her boots, have broken off from her, Samus leaps upward with her boots, whose jets allow her to hover and lands on the rooftop Fett is on. She then takes out her paralyzer pistol, to which Boba Fett responds by taking out and activating a lightsaber, then twirling it. Samus fires her paralyzer pistol at him, but Fett manages to deflect them efficiently as he runs toward her. Samus decides to fly towards him using her boots, preparing to kick just as Fett swings his lightsaber. The two clash and the impact knocks both back.

Samus quickly transforms her paralyzer pistol into her laser whip, though it takes on the form of a beam sword. The two clash with their sabers with neither seeming to have the edge, so Boba prepares his wrist-mounted flame thrower. He fires large waves of fire at Samus, who leaps over, rolls, and jumps to avoid them. Fett continues firing it as Samus wall jumps off of Slave I. In midair, she changes her laser whip back into the paralyzer pistol and fires it at Fett's wrist, disabling his wrist-mounted flame thrower. Upon landing, she transforms the pistol back into a beam sword and the two clash with their blades once again until Samus leaps over a swing and kicks Fett. She gets into a crouched position, charges her paralyzer pistol and fires the ice beam at Fett, who is completely frozen in place by it. She charges her paralyzer pistol, then fires it at Fett's head, causing it to explode, which is shown at three different angles. Afterward, Samus gets up and turns away.

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Samus Aran walks away as Boba's headless body completely shatters into pieces.

Results

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Wiz: Fett put up a fight to the best of his abilities, but Samus' superior technology and athletic skills trumped him in every way.

Boomstick: While Fett may be more durable and physically stronger, Samus has dealt with foes like that all her life.

Wiz: Boba Fett really didn't have the means necessary to catch Samus, let alone perfectly counter Samus' power bomb, Screw Attack, and ice beam.

Boomstick: Sure, Boba's killed plenty of Jedi and survived a run-in with Vader, but his greatest victories usually stemmed from his cunning. He's a master of playing his enemies into his hands.

Wiz: But when it comes to Samus, Fett had little to work with. Samus specifically modeled her bounty hunter career around anonymity. She's even commonly mistaken as a man by the very people who want to hire her, making it extremely difficult for Boba Fett to get a read on her.

Boomstick: Fett just couldn't keep his head in the game.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Samus Aran.

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Boba Fett and Samus Aran are that they are both bounty hunters who operate across the entire galaxy, possessing futuristic technology, armor, weaponry, and a spaceship. Both are extremely skilled and experienced, having visited and fought many alien planets and species, and as a result are often hired by a large galactic organization (the Galactic Empire and the Galactic Federation, respectively). Both have also been genetically modified (Boba is a clone of Jango Fett and Samus was infused with Chozo DNA) and witnessed their parents die in front of them at a young age, which changed their lives forever.
    • This matchup, along with Death Battle as a whole, was inspired by Monty Oum's Haloid, an animation depicting a fight between Samus and Nicole-458 from Halo/Dead or Alive.
  • The episode was dedicated to the memory of Monty Oum, who passed away at the beginning of the month of this episode's release. Ben Singer stated he was the inspiration for Death Battle and Torrian Crawford's work.
    • A number of elements from Oum's Haloid are included in the battle itself, such as Samus's paralyzer having a beam sword setting (which has never appeared in Metroid) or her armor being destroyed except for the boots.
      • Torrian Crawford, the animator of this battle, stated that Samus' use of a beam sword was based on Zero Suit Samus' Side Special move Plasma Whip in the Super Smash Bros. series, which has her extending her whip to an almost straight shape, which may indicate that her weapon had extending properties.
    • The end of the episode comes with a unique credits animation that homages what Oum did in a few of his videos. It features Samus and Boba, as well as Clone Troopers dancing with guest cameos by Deadpool and Deathstroke. Godzilla and Gamera also made cameo appearances during the livestream premiere version of the episode. It also showed different videos Oum made over the course of his career.
  • In the preshow of the livestream premiere of this episode, the unaired pilot version of the original episode was shown.
  • This fight was previously mentioned by Torrian during a livestream to have the scenery be one that would appear in a future fight. However, no episode Torrian worked on for the rest of his time on Death Battle would end up using it, and no mention of what fight would've used it has been mentioned.
  • Prior to 2021, the episode was originally titled "Boba Fett VS Samus Aran Remastered", but was later renamed to be in line with the re-analyzed versions of Mario VS Sonic and Link VS Cloud.
  • Over six years after this episode aired, the joke that Boba Fett flew back to Tatooine in his ship to get revenge on the Sarlacc became somewhat canonized, as Boba would end up killing the Sarlacc with his ship during The Book of Boba Fett.

Easter Eggs

  • Being a remake of the original episode, this episode naturally has many call-backs to it:
    • Wiz and Boomstick make fun of how Boba Fett somehow got eaten by the Sarlacc three times in a similar way.
    • Wiz ends the Boba Fett analysis segment with the exact same line, "Boba Fett is a whole new meaning of deadly."
    • Boomstick's confusion over Samus' powers and Wiz's "Bird DNA" response is a direct callback to the original episode. However, here, Boomstick goes even further with his confusion, which prompts Wiz to respond "ALIEN Bird DNA."
    • Boomstick complains that Samus' Power Suit makes her look like a man with almost the exact same line.
    • Wiz mentions Samus' weakness of losing all her power-ups, with Boomstick asking why Samus doesn't have a purse.
    • The end-of-analysis clips for both combatants are the exact same as seen in the original.
    • The battle begins almost identically to the original, with Boba Fett shooting Samus' ship into the planet, which leads to their fight.
    • The scene where Boba Fett leaves a thermal detonator at Samus' feet is similar to when Samus left a power bomb at Fett's feet in the original.
    • The way Samus kills Boba Fett is almost identical to how she killed him in the original, where she froze him solid and shot his head off. However, rather than it landing on the ground intact like in the original, the shot shatters Fett's head instead, with the rest of his body following shortly after.

Errors

  • Despite Boba being the top-billed character, he is on the right side of the thumbnail rather than the left.
    • This makes it the first episode where this has happened, with the next one being Skyrim VS Dark Souls.
  • In Boba's "Background" slide, his "Canon" age is misspelled as "Cannon".
  • When Boba equips his lightsaber, he is shown swinging it around, which clips through him.

Other

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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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