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This article is about the pilot episode of Death Battle's original concept, Who Would Win? You may be looking for the Death Battle version of this episode or its remastered version.

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Boba Fett VS Samus Aran is the pilot episode of Who Would Win?, featuring Boba Fett from the Star Wars series and Samus Aran from the Metroid series in a battle between galactic bounty hunters.

Interlude

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M-814/The Fearsome Ginyu Special Task Force - Dragon Ball Z
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Ben: Bounty hunters. Their sole purpose is to hunt... for... bounty. And reap their rewards while their prey lies dying in a pool of blood.

Boba Fett, slayer of Jedi and most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Samus Aran, the mercenary who destroyed an entire species.

Two different warriors from two different universes, but if these assassins were to duke it out in a no-holds-barred battle to the death...

WHO
WOULD
WIN?

To find out, we will analyse these two warriors in depth; their strengths, weaknesses, weapons, armor, and skills, and throw both warriors into a virtual battlefield which only one will leave alive.

Boba Fett

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The Death Star/The Stormtroopers - Star Wars: A New Hope
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Ben: Boba Fett is known for his ruthlessness, cunning, and brute force. But it's his large arsenal of devastation that takes down his prey.

He wears Mandalorian armor, forged of nearly indestructible durasteel containing a micro-energy field which greatly disperses impacts. And it definitely makes him look pretty frickin' cool.

His primary weapon of choice is his shoulder-strapped EE-3 Carbine Rifle, an extremely accurate and powerful weapon which Fett often cradles like a child. That's messed up... but cool. His wrist gauntlets house a flamethrower with a reach of five meters, a fibercord whip, and numerous concussion and stun missiles.

His Z-6 jetpack allows him to battle with both hands in mid-air, and contains a single anti-vehicle homing rocket. In short, Fett is a human Swiss Army knife, but much more dangerous. With these weapons he has killed many criminals, politicians, and Jedi. He has even held his own against Darth Vader... twice. He battled Mace Windu to a draw when he was 12 years old and became leader of the Mandalorians after the Galactic Civil War.

And yet his awesome-streak is inconsistent, as he has fallen into the Sarlacc three times. Three! And the Sarlacc isn't exactly running around looking for snacks. It's a freakin' hole in the ground!

Still, even with his inconsistency, Boba Fett is a whole new meaning of bad A deadly.


Darth Vader: No disintegrations.

Boba Fett: As you wish.


Samus Aran

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Lower Norfair - Super Metroid
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Ben: Samus Aran was infused with bird-like Chozo DNA at a young age, increasing her strength, speed, and athletic ability far beyond those of a normal human being.

She wears the Power Suit, shielding her entire body without restricting any movement whatsoever. Its only fault: it makes her look like a dude...

Her primary weapon, the Arm Cannon, has acquired numerous upgrades over the years. The basic Power Beam... can be seen as a pea shooter with a pathetic range. But when charged, the beam can be powerful enough to blast an opponent into oblivion!

The Arm Cannon also contains an Ice Beam, a Grapple Beam, and a plethora of seeking and super missiles. Samus controls the skies with a powerful and speedy Screw Attack, and when there's trouble on the battlefield, she can curl into Morph Ball mode and slip away unnoticed.

Samus' most powerful weapon would definitely be her large supply of Power Bombs, which create massive explosions of incredible power.

In Samus' past, she has made herself known to be the bounty hunter capable of pulling off impossible missions, fighting massive beasts and even her own clone. However, while she is very skilled, she always seems to somehow lose all her power ups and upgrades at the beginning of every mission. Huh. Somebody needs to get this chick a purse.

Prelude

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M-814/The Fearsome Ginyu Special Task Force - Dragon Ball Z
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Ben: Alright, the combatants are set. It's time to end any debate and find out...

WHO
WOULD
WIN?

Death Battle

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Title Theme - Super Metroid
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Samus is shown flying through space in her spaceship. However, Boba Fett's ship, the Slave I, shoots at her ship, throwing it out of orbit and landing on Earth, where it crash lands in the ScrewAttack headquarters' backyard. Fett hovers down to where Samus landed and Samus jumps out of her ship, with the two facing each other on the ground.

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Samus shoots her Power Beams, that fade out almost instantly, not even reaching her opponent. Fett counters with a few shots from his blaster which all hit his target, but Samus jumps in the air, firing a missile at Fett, which hits. When she lands, Fett hits her with his flamethrower. When Samus jumps back and shoots another missile, Fett flies up using his jet pack. However, Samus goes after him using her Screw Attack and hits him, forcing him to the ground.

When Fett lands, he shoots missiles at Samus, which hit her as she herself lands, prompting her to go into Morph Ball mode. He then fires his anti-vehicle homing missile, which Samus escapes by rolling away.

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After the explosion clear, Fett cautiously creeps toward where his opponent was as Samus sneaks behind him in Morph Ball mode and plants a Power Bomb near his feet.

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The bomb explodes and it takes off a large chunk of Fett's health. Having escaped the blast herself by rolling back around to where she was, Samus stands still as Fett fires his flamethrower, which fails to reach her. Samus then freezes Fett using her Ice Beam. Samus begins charging her arm cannon, and though Fett's body slightly moves as he tries to break free of the ice, Samus fires, blasting Fett into the sky.

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Results

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Main Theme (Orchestrated) - Super Metroid
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Ben: Well, Fett put up a tough fight, and his armor's microenergy field even withstood Samus' power bomb, but in the end, it was Samus' superior technology and athletic skill that won the battle.

While her basic Power Beam failed her, she managed to put her Chozo DNA to work by jumping and dodging around Fett's offenses. Boba Fett, who relies more on cunning and brute force, just didn't have the means necessary to catch Samus, and got frustrated to the point of firing his homing rocket, which is designed to hit vehicles, not people.

Since Samus and her Power Suit is about four times smaller than the average vehicle, there was only a one in four chance that the rocket would actually hit. And that's only if Samus was standing still. As her regular limber self, the hit rate of Fett's rocket dramatically dropped to approximately only an 8% chance of hitting. After the rocket was fired, Samus maneuvered around Fett, setting a trap with a well-placed power bomb.

Admiral Ackbar: It's a trap!

Ben: Fett may be ruthless, but his trap-sensing skills just aren't like Admiral Ackbar's, and so the bomb hit. Samus then used a combination of ice and charge beams to put the Mandalorian bounty hunter out of commission. 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.
  • There are many differences between this pilot episode and its eventual debut as Death Battle, namely:
    • The show being titled "Who Would Win?" instead of "Death Battle".
    • A singular host played by Ben Singer (who goes unnamed during the pilot itself, but would go on to become Wiz) doing the analyses rather than two.
    • The graphics for the analyses being different.
    • The animation's choreography being slightly different.
    • The background of the fight being photos of the old ScrewAttack headquarters' backyard.
    • Samus having a different sprite.
    • Boba dying by being sent flying into the air rather than being decapitated.
  • This episode was unaired, and was shown publicly for the first time during the preshow of the livestream premiere of the remastered episode.
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