It's the clash of the modern tall tale legends! When a Texas karate master and a Sega Saturn hero fight to the death, who will be left?

Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro is the 44th episode of Death Battle, featuring real life actor and martial artist Chuck Norris and Sega Saturn mascot Segata Sanshiro in a battle between legendary martial artist gods.


Wiz: Tall tales of superhuman feats have existed for as long as man has been telling stories... and today, we pit the greatest of these legends in a clash of East meets West.

Boomstick: Chuck Norris... no real introduction needed.

Wiz: And Segata Sanshiro, defender of the Sega Saturn... of all things.

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.

Chuck Norris

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Okami Title Screen
by Rei Kondoh, Masami Ueda, Akari Kaida
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Boomstick: In ancient China, there was a legend that one day a child would be born from a dragon and vanquish evil from the land. That man... is NOT Chuck Norris, because Chuck Norris killed that man!

Wiz: Carlos Ray Norris — yes, that's his real name — was born into to a humble Oklahoma family in 1940. A loner, mediocre student, and all-around physically-unintimidating pacifist, his childhood was... pitiful.

Boomstick: That is, until he answered the call of his country, joined the United States military, and began training in martial arts. From the day he threw his first punch, his life was changed forever.

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Party Crashers
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Wiz: Turns out, Chuck is unnaturally gifted in the ways of violence. After his military career, he wandered America for 10 years battling in martial arts competitions. He racked up 183 victories, held the Professional Middleweight Karate Championship title for six years, AND became the 1st westerner in the history of taekwondo to earn the 8th degree black belt.

Boomstick: But he didn't stop there. Chuck achieved black belt status in five additional disciplines: Tang Soo Do, karate, Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and even one he created... CHUCK KWON DO.

Wiz: Close; it's actually Chun Kuk Do, or "Universal Way", where Chuck harnesses the powers of the universe to achieve superhuman feats.

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The Delta Force Main Theme
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Chuck Norris: With one hand, I can crush coal into a diamond.

Wiz: So impressed at himself, he hired a team of filmmakers to document his life of newfound powers. Some of these real-life accounts include The Delta Force, Walker: Texas Ranger, and Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos... just to name a few.

Boomstick: According to these archives, Chuck can kick a man so hard that he does six backflips, fire more bullets from a machine gun than it can actually hold, without reloading, and even transform into f***ing animals.

Chuck Norris, as a bird, flies toward a hunter, who turns around and then screams as Chuck Norris transforms back and kicks him.

Boomstick: Why doesn't he do that more often?

Wiz: Because the most dangerous animal in the world is Chuck Norris. Chuck has taken his already unprecedented abilities even further through over 35 years of intense training on his secret weapon, the Total Gym.

Boomstick: He even had to create his own pants with a secret gusset to keep them from exploding off his body due to his sheer kicking power. He calls them... "Chuck Norris ACTION JEANS".

Wiz: Naturally, powers like these has spawned hundreds— no, thousands of myths of what Chuck Norris is capable of, making it very difficult to separate fact from fiction. That is until Chuck released a book officially chronically 101 of his favorite feats.

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by Alan Silvestri
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Boomstick: Fact #67: When Chuck Norris does push ups, he pushes the Earth down.

Wiz: Fact #95: Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.

Boomstick: Fact #80: According to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Chuck Norris can roundhouse kick you... yesterday.

Wiz: Fact #71: Scientists has estimated that the energy given off by the Big Bang was roughly equivalent to one CNRK: one Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kick.

Boomstick: And those are just a few of the ones that we know are true. In addition, legend has it that beneath his magnificent beard lies a third fist.

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by Brian Tyler
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Wiz: Chuck is as tough as they come... or rather tougher. Once, after being beaten unconscious and buried underground inside a truck, he revived himself with a beer shower, and miraculously drove the truck OUT OF THE EARTH!

Boomstick: He's proficient with many different vehicles. Speedboats, helicopters, a motorcycle that shoots rockets, and weaponized dolphins.

Wiz: Whom he can communicate with.

Chuck Norris: I'll take care of Angelfish. And you guys make sure no one gets out of here.

Boomstick: He also has a keen sense of awareness, and is ready for anything. Even a giant alligator parachuting in through a window.

Wiz: He also put together a team of heroes and saved the world on multiple occasions.

Boomstick: This guy really is all that is man.

Wiz: But don't mistaken unrelenting masculinity for perfection. Despite his impressive martial arts records, he still suffered a total of 10 loses.

Boomstick: And that's not to mention his massive amount of chest hair. Although infinite and a source of power, it makes him easily grabbable, and even once aided in his own, you know, death at the hands of Bruce Lee.

Wiz: Luckily for Chuck, Death itself fears him, so he just, kinda... kept going.

Boomstick: In all our years or research, we've never found an opponent worthy enough to take on the roundhouse kicking, beard-punching, Texas Ranger.... until now!

Sylvester Stallone (as Barney Ross): I heard another rumor, that you were bitten by a king cobra.

Chuck Norris (as Booker): Yeah, I was. But after five days of agonizing pain.... the cobra died.

Barney and other various characters are in disbelief after Booker states this.

Segata Sanshiro

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Training Mode
by Robin Beanland
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Wiz: Japanese folklore hosts a plethora of horrifying tales. Raiden, the God of Thunder, devours the stomachs of children. Kappas, monsters that dwell in rivers, drowns their victims and rip their souls out their anus...

Boomstick: And then there's the legend of the karate master who will beat you within an inch of your life if you aren't playing a Sega Saturn.

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Segata Sanshiro
by Hiroshi Fujioka
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Boomstick: His name is Segata Sanshiro.

Segata throws a man, who screams.

Boomstick: Men.

The thrown man hits the ground, causing him to explode.

Boomstick: Women.

Woman: Segeta Sanshiro...

Boomstick: Children.

Little Boy: (crying) Segeta Sanshiro!

Boomstick: Nobody is safe from Segata's wrath.

Wiz: In 1997, Sega's latest console, the Sega Saturn, was failing. Nintendo was dominating the market, and things seemed bleak for this once great video game titan.

Boomstick: That is, until a mysterious stranger appeared with a plan so crazy, it just might work. He'd travel the land and BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF ANYONE NOT PLAYING A SATURN!

Wiz: And it did work. Sales skyrocketed, alongside the hospitalization of Japanese youth, but not much is known about this mysterious savior.

Boomstick: We do know that when he appeared, he had a giant Sega Saturn strapped to his back, which he uses to train his physical and gaming prowess at the same time.

Wiz: And he appears to be dating Sakura from Sakura Wars. Yes, he is somehow dating a video game character.

Boomstick: Well I'm not surprised because this guy has done some pretty amazing things. He's kicked a baseball for a home run, raced over 60 miles per hour on ice... barefoot... and won the World Cup by throwing a player into the ball to score the winning goal.

Wiz: He is a master of disguise... and breaking and entering. He can duplicate and resize himself an unlimited number of times and once took down an entire club filled with people in only three moves.

Boomstick: But his favorite and most powerful technique is his earth-shattering judo throw, which can make his victims EXPLODE upon impact... twice.

Wiz: In just a few short years, Segata has successfully terrorized his entire homeland into loving Sega's floundering console. Sales even surpassed those of the Nintendo 64.

Boomstick: So naturally, the Big N got jealous and launched a huge-ass missile at Sega's headquarters! Oh, corporate squabbles...

Wiz: But Segata, who apparently resides on the roof of the Sega HQ, demonstrated to the world his most impressive feat of all.

Boomstick: He just straight up leapt off the building onto the missile and stopped it against a glass window! Then... flipped it around and rode it into space!

Wiz: A missile of that size would travel around 3,600 miles per hour, something that no window pane in existence could possibly withstand. Just to stop it without cracking the glass, Segata would have had to make the missile weigh less than it should upon contact with him. The only possible explanation is that Segata is simply exempt from the laws of physics and theoretically capable of almost anything... such as surviving the vacuum of space.

Boomstick: Well... until the missile blew up and he died.

The nuclear missile explodes.

Narrator: Segata Sanshiro wa kimitachi no kokoronou. (Segata Sanshiro will live on in your hearts.)

Boomstick: ...Or did he?

Wiz: The departing words from the Japanese commercial announcer claims that Segata will always live on in our hearts... but also he lived on in, you know, the regular way.

Boomstick: While most are blinded by the tears of sadness in their eyes, if you look closely, you'll see what appears to be a shooting star... or Segata reentering the Earth's atmosphere. But don't just take my word for it.

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Segata Sanshiro (Metal Cover)
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Wiz: One year after his supposed death, a strangely similar-looking man appeared in the game Rent A Hero No. 1. He mentored the main character in the ways of martial arts while claiming to have once been a great hero himself.

Boomstick: Then, in 2012, as Sonic and friends competed in the Race of AGES, a man bearing a giant Sega Saturn on his back was seen steering a nuclear missile away from the track.

Wiz: But the most irrefutable evidence of all came in 2013 when Segata Sanshiro himself crashed a Sega Sound Unit concert and performed his own theme song live on stage. All video footage was destroyed, but we were able to recover a few surprisingly high-quality pictures.

Boomstick: And as of the February 2015 issue of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comic, a familiar-looking Judo master fought the Blue Blur in a tournament on Mobius... which is our own Earth 3,000 years in the future! There's only one logical conclusion: Segata's not only alive... he's immortal.

Wiz: Death may not be able to conquer Segata, but he in turn has difficulties against the death of others. Specifically, club zombies.

Boomstick: And ultimately, while he successfully revived the Saturn, his skills were not enough to keep Sega on top forever.

Wiz: Perhaps the reason he remains shadowed in anonymity is that he is biding his time, waiting for the right moment to step into the light and rescue Sega yet again.

Boomstick: God knows they need him now more than ever.

Wiz: Regardless, it's safe to say that all should heed Segata's parting words... or else.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega satan shiro! (You must play the Sega Saturn!)


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


Death Battle

In a log cabin next to a forest and mountain, Chuck Norris is seen sitting on a couch and watching television.

TV Announcer: We'll return to Delta Force right after these messages.

On the television, a commercial for the Sega Saturn comes on and Segata Sanshiro appears.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega satan shiro! (You must play Sega Saturn!)

Chuck Norris presses on his remote and changes to channel 10, but it too is a Sega Saturn commercial with Segata.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega satan shiro!

The commercial continues with footage from Sonic R, but it is changed to channel 39, where Segata once again appears dressed as Santa.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega satan shiro!

It changes to channel 13.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega satan...

It changes to channel 25.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega...

It changes to channel 69.

Segata Sanshiro: Satan...

It changes to channel 40.

Segata Sanshiro: Shiro!

Chuck goes to change the channel by pressing on his remote once again, but then the television screen begins to warp and Segata jumps out of the TV with a giant Sega Saturn on his back, leaving the television broken. Chuck stands up as Segata tosses the system at him. Chuck proceeds to crack the system and turn it to dust with one hand.

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by Hideki Naganuma
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An angered Segata shouts and dashes at Norris going for his Judo throw, but Chuck steps back out of its range and punches Segata in the head. Barely phased, Segata punches him in the head as well. Chuck Norris strikes Segata's chest, Segata does the same to Chuck, and Chuck Norris does a downward punch to Segata.

The two both exchange a number of blows as a faster rate, then Chuck Norris backflips, pulls out a machine gun, and fires it at Segata. Segata simply gets into his stance and the bullets simply bounce off of Segata's chest. While still firing his machine gun, Chuck Norris kicks Segata, knocking him through the cabin into a tree. Segata still stands as the tree he had struck breaks behind him.

Chuck looks over at Segata from the hole in his cabin, pointing at him with a warning and clenching his fist.

Chuck Norris: If you come back in here, I'm gonna hit you with so many rights you're gonna beg for a left.

Segata lifts up the broken tree and spins it around at a rapid rate before throwing it at Chuck. He rolls below its as it destroys his cabin. Chuck Norris covers the distance quickly and strikes Segata with an uppercut, then two more punches to his head. Seeing Segata remaining unphased, Chuck unveils his third first from underneath his beard and uppercuts Segata with it.

He then runs around the Earth within an instant, leaving a fiery trail behind him, to punch Segata in the back of the head. The strike levels the entire forest, and Norris cracks his knuckles when the smoke clears. Sanshiro leaps out of the wreckage and Judo throws Chuck into the mountain. The American martial artist manages to recover from the throw, but his impact with the mountain causes an explosion. Shortly afterward, another explosion occurs, destroying the mountain.

Segata overlooks the ruined mountain, then walks away, believing the deed to be done. Suddenly, Chuck Norris flies back to the battlefield leaving a small crater where he is, causing the savior of the Sega Saturn to turn back around.

Chuck and Segata stare down each other. The kabuki sound is heard and multiple of Segata's clones have suddenly surrounded Chuck Norris on all sides. The Segata's all perform the same stance.

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Suddenly, one of them grabs the American from behind and throws him at another clone, who kicks him, then at another who punches him in the head, and another who kicks him in the groin. From above, the circle of Segata's continue knocking Chuck back and forth until one Segata clone throws him to the ground.

As Chuck lies there, the ground begins shaking, revealed to be Segata's footsteps as a giant. He roars and goes for a punch, but Chuck Norris blocks the punch with one of his own and then uppercuts Segata. Chuck Norris then leaps upward into the air and lands on Segata, knocking him through the ground. As it turns out, he actually knocked Segata through the entire Earth, breaking the planet in half.

Norris then does a push up, causing his half of the planet to fly towards towards the moon where Segata is. It strikes the moon, breaking it in half and pushing Segata. On that half of the earth, Sanshiro uses a physics-defying punch that sends the planetary half back, As he floats there in space, he notices that he is by Saturn as its ring gives off a glow. Segata takes Saturn's ring and flips it multiple times to increase its speed and power.

Segata Sanshiro: Sega satan shiro! (You must play the Sega Saturn!)

Segata finally throws the ring as Chuck Norris sees it flying towards him, even cutting through Mars in the process. It strikes Chuck Norris and breaks through Venus and Mercury before sending the two into the sun. Segata arrives riding an asteroid as Chuck Norris exits the sun as it reaches critical mass. The sun explodes as Chuck and Segata stare at each other as the "Deal with it" sunglasses fall on them.

Their sunglasses come off and the two see that the explosion had created a black hole, which grows in size, eventually bringing the two into it.

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They both attempt one final blow as Chuck Norris's roundhouse kick and Segata's punch clash with each other. As their blows collide, allusions of the three fully-evolved starter Pokémon standing near each other, Ryu battling Scorpion, Captain America battling Batman, Sol Badguy battling Ragna, and even a 2D image of Super Saiyan God Goku punching Superman appear. The sheer power of their blows combined with the black hole causes everything to disappear.

In the aftermath, there is a constellation of stars which form Chuck Norris and Segata Sanshiro fighting.

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Announcer: Apocalyptic!


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Boomstick: Holy shit, that was awesome! But who won?

Wiz: I... don't... know. I think they're still going. Our instruments just can't pick them up anymore. I believe they might have ripped a hole in space-time. So, they've either traveled to another dimension, or completely destroyed their plane of existence... or both.

Boomstick: Well, God have mercy on wherever they ended up. I guess this one just kinda spaced out.



  • The connections between Chuck Norris and Segata Sanshiro are that they are both immortal martial artists with godly levels of power that have achieved several impossible feats that defy the laws of physics. Despite their strength, both of them have been defeated and even died on occasions, but inexplicably continued living anyways.
  • As part of the original planned 26 episodes, this would have been the Season 2 Finale, with the eventual Season 1 Finale, Goku VS Superman 1, coming right before it. However, during the production of Mario VS Sonic (2011), Ben Singer decided to forgo the planned seasonal format (though it would later be readopted, starting with Season 3).[1]
  • This is the first episode to feature the redesigned Death Battle logo on the thumbnail.
  • From August 1st, 2023 to September 30th, 2023, the episode was made unavailable on YouTube for currently unknown reasons.

Easter Eggs


  • When Chuck kicks the giant Segata through the Earth and splits the planet in half, he does a push up on the right half of the Earth to push it down, yet the left side of the Earth is the one that moves down instead.



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