They are both masked conquerors of great power, but who will reign supreme?

Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom is the 49th episode of Death Battle, featuring Darth Vader from the Star Wars series and Doctor Doom from Marvel Comics in a battle between magical armored villains.


Wiz: These two masters of evil are experts at bending others to their will, but beneath the mask lies the scars of their past, literally.

Boomstick: Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith.

Wiz: And Doctor Doom, sovereign ruler of Latveria.

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.

Darth Vader

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The Imperial March
by John Williams
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Wiz: Darth Vader. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, this mass murderer was one of the most dangerous and respected killers among the stars.

Boomstick: Nobody stood a chance. He was a Force to be reckoned with... Haha!

Wiz: But before he was a Dark Lord of the Sith, he was Anakin Skywalker, an innocent child sold to slavery on the harsh desert planet of Tatooine.

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Anakin's Theme
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Boomstick: Anakin was a prodigy mechanic, a prodigy podracer, and a prodigy Jedi! So I'd say the junk dealer who bought him got a pretty sweet deal. Y'know, apart from the whole... "ownership of people" thing... then Liam Neeson showed up and measured his power level to find out that this kid was the Chosen One, destined to do something great that would bring balance to the all-powerful Force. Whatever the f**k that means!

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by Mark Griskey
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Wiz: Freed from slavery and trained under Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin grew into an extremely powerful Jedi, capable of lifting starships and crushing buildings with just his mind. He quickly rose through the Jedi ranks to the very top and led the legendary 501st Legion in the galaxy-wide Clone Wars.

Boomstick: He also grew into a really arrogant and whiny douche!

Anakin: It's all Obi-Wan's fault. He's holding me back!

Wiz: Naturally curious to an extreme, the vast potential of the Force was intoxicating to Anakin. Unable to accept loss and pain, Anakin sought new powers to "fix" his problems. After a premonition of his pregnant wife's death, he decided he had no choice but to turn to the dark side of the Force for answers.

Emperor Palpatine: Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth... Vader.

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Anakin's Dark Deeds
by John Williams
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Boomstick: Despite being trained in the Jedi's pacifism, Anakin learned that he was really freaking good at killing people, and murdered nearly the entire Jedi Order. His punishment? A tearful break-up with his old master and a leisurely dip in a pool of lava.

Wiz: After some.... pretty intense reconstructive surgery, he was rebuilt as the black-cloaked Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.

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Enter Lord Vader
by John Williams
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Vader is lowered off the operating table he's on.

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The Imperial March
by John Williams
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Boomstick: If there was anything you hated about Anakin before, don't worry! Vader is nothing like that whiny little prequel bitch! He's a badass through and through, with one of the coolest voices of all time.

Darth Vader: The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Wiz: Vader's body was sustained by his dark armor, a mobile life support system designed to protect what was left of him and intimidate foes.

Boomstick: The suit enhanced his vision, hearing, and physique. With his robot limbs, he can leap dozens of feet and lift several hundred pounds, all without having to use the Force. The armor is even dense enough to deflect lightsaber blows.

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Kanan at the Gate
by Kevin Kiner
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Wiz: Unfortunately for Vader, his new body had several problems. The armor was cumbersome and weighed him down, much of it was mismatched, snagging and pulling on his body, his incessant raspy breathing often kept him awake, his synthetic skin itched constantly, and the control panel on his chest would sometimes beep for no reason at all.

Boomstick: You're saying in this technological marvel of an age, we can't fix one person who's fallen into lava?

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Abandoned Base
by Kevin Kiner
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Wiz: It's very likely Vader's Sith Master, knowing his new student could become more powerful than himself, included these faults on purpose. While it caused problems for Vader at first, he quickly grew accustomed to his suit's limitations and modified his fighting style to complement his new stance and strength. And while his life support systems are vulnerable to electric overload, should the worst happen, he can use the Force to sustain himself for several hours.

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Battle of Teth
by Kevin Kiner
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Boomstick: Vader wields a dual-phase lightsaber. Unlike normal lightsabers, which are already cool as shit, Vader can manually adjust his to double its length, but if it lasts for more than four hours, he needs to consult a doctor.

Darth Vader: All too easy.

Wiz: With his unmatched connection to the Force, and training in both Jedi and Sith arts, he's learned a variety of techniques. He can deflect energy blasts with nothing but his hands, anticipate his opponent's next moves, and increase his speed and strength. And though his mechanical limbs cannot channel Force lightning like his master, he can condense and launch a ball of electricity called Kinetite.

Boomstick: And he can always use telekinesis to lift people up and choke the ever living hell out of them, a power that would come in handy if you ever had to deal with an annoying co-host.

Darth Vader: You don't know the power of the dark side.

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Battle of Christophsis
by Kevin Kiner
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Wiz: Using the dark side of the Force, Vader embraces his passion and rage in battle, complementing his extremely offensive fighting style; the angrier he gets, the deadlier he becomes.

Boomstick: He's defeated tons of Jedi Masters, including Obi-Wan himself. He matched his secret apprentice Galen Marek in force combat, who is powerful enough to move Star Destroyers, and killed a doppelganger of Darth Maul by impaling himself. Damn, that's dedication.

Wiz: And finally, after discovering his long lost son, Vader had a change of heart. He rescued his son by sacrificing himself to destroy the Sith once and for all... or at least until the next movie comes out.

Boomstick: Darth Vader is impressive, most impressive.

Darth Vader: There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you.

Doctor Doom

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Bon Voyage
by John Ottman
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Wiz: Doctor Doom. Master of science, sorcery, and his own country, Doom is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous villains in the Marvel multiverse.

Boomstick: I mean, just look at him! He looks like death itself. But before he was lord of Latveria, Victor Von Doom was... a gypsy.

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by John Ottman
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Wiz: His father was a highly intelligent doctor who died of frostbite, and his mother... just so happened to be a Satanic witch who accidentally sold her soul to the devil.

Boomstick: Poor orphaned Victor was determined to master both science and magic to honor his parents. And... he did!

Wiz: By secretly combining technology and sorcery, Victor made a name for himself with a number of miraculous inventions, including a robotic duplicate of himself dubbed a Doombot.

Boomstick: And get used to seeing those things. I mean like, every time Doom has been "killed", it turns out it was just a Doombot.

Tony Stark: This isn't Doom at all, it's some kind of Doombot!

Mandarin: No wonder he didn't use the ring. It's a complete fake!

Wiz: He eventually developed a machine designed to take him to and from Hell itself to rescue his mother.

Boomstick: Buuuut it blew up in his face. No like, really, it blew up in his face.

An explosion is heard.

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by John Ottman
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Wiz: After the accident, despite his only injury being a single scar, Victor was horrified that his always perfect face had been "tainted". Victor ran away to the Himalayan mountains, and ended up joining a group of Tibetan monks.

Boomstick: He soon put them to work building him an awesome suit of armor to enhance his power and hide his face. He was so eager to get the damn thing on, that he put on the metal mask before it cooled down, messing up his face even more.

Wiz: This armor magically severed his physical connection to the world, shielding him from the nightmares and transforming him into a cold engine of logic. Thus he took the name... "Doctor Doom".

Invisible Woman: Victor, please.

Doctor Doom: Call me Doom.

Wiz: With his new armor, Doctor Doom soon conquered his home country, Latveria, claiming the throne for himself.

Boomstick: Is he really a doctor?

Wiz: Well, he was expelled from college, but he just gave himself a Latverian doctorate once he was running the country, so technically yes.

Boomstick: What a copout! Those of us with degrees had to work hard for our doctorates!

Wiz: You do not have a doctorate.

Boomstick: Yeah-huh! Check it out! Got it in Poultry Science, specializing in the frying.

The degree Boomstick's talking about is promptly shown on-screen as he says this.

Wiz: Well, holy shit...

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Theme of Doctor Doom
by Hideyuki Fukasawa
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Boomstick: Anyway, Doom's armor is mostly made of titanium, but there's way more to it. With it, he's strong enough to lift buildings, survive blows from Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, and one-shot The Incredible Hulk. Plus, it has a force field, jet boosters, and energy blasters.

Wiz: And also, a molecular expander, which can enlarge small objects he keeps with him, handy for turning tiny pebbles into giant boulders.

Boomstick: Maybe I should look into this science thing.

Wiz: The armor also has numerous methods of energy absorption and manipulation, giving him complete control over all sorts of machinery.

Boomstick: It might just be the most overpowered suit in comic history. I mean, it even has pieces of the True Cross to protect against Dracula and other undead enemies.

Wiz: It not only increases his physical strength, but also has magical abilities, which includes teleportation, mind transference, demonic summons, mystical blasts, and numerous other spells he's learned over the centuries. Yes, I said centuries. Doom time-traveled to the earliest days of magic and learned all he could, before returning to the present the normal way... by waiting.

Boomstick: "Ah yes, I think I'll be immortal today." But as awesome as his armor is, Doom's still a badass without it.

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Chasing the Surfer
by John Ottman
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Boomstick: One time, Doom found himself stranded on another Earth, buck naked after being switched with his arch nemesis Reed Richards by a Celestial... long story... anyway, he gets attacked by a lion, which he straight up killed with a single punch, then turned it into a pretty sweet suit.

Wiz: Under Doom's rule, his country Latveria prospered. His people loved their new dictator, though the rest of the world was of a different opinion.

Boomstick: Probably because he keeps trying to conquer it all.

Wiz: Well, whether Doom is a bad guy is a bit up for debate. Sure, there was the one time he sacrificed the woman he loved to Hell and had her skin turned into leather armor he wore, but for a long time, Doom's top priority was actually rescuing his mother from damnation.

Boomstick: And he eventually pulled it off! With that off the list, Doom did what any magically powered, titan of science would do: He went time hopping to the future.

Wiz: Doom explored thousands of possible future timelines, and what he saw convinced him he needed to take over the world. See, Doom truly believes he must conquer the world, as that is the only possible future freed from suffering and want.

Boomstick: And he's... kinda right. I mean, even the Panther God of Wakanda backed him up, and that guy looked into like, all the futures.

Wiz: However, despite his overwhelming power, intellect, and intentions, Doom is extremely arrogant to a fault.

Boomstick: It's ridiculous, I can't even count how many times Doom had world domination within his grasp, and then dropped the ball. I mean, one time, he stole the godly Power Cosmic from Silver Surfer, and still lost, because Mr. Fantastic tricked him into flying into a Power Cosmic sucking force field.

Wiz: But if Doctor Doom could just keep his ego in check, nobody could ever stand in his way.

Servo-Guard Robot: Your plan to destroy them has failed, master.

Doctor Doom: Failed?

Doom concentrates, causing the robot's head to explode.

Doctor Doom: Doctor Doom does not fail.


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


Death Battle

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The Imperial March
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On the TIE Fighter dock in the Death Star, a probe droid containing a hologram featuring one of the Imperial officers of the ship flies over to Darth Vader.

Imperial officer: Lord Vader, we ambushed rebels orbiting Felucia but, Skywalker escaped... again. I apologize, I shouldn't have been so hasty to begin—

Vader starts Force Choking the Imperial officer.

Vader: An unwise decision.

Doctor Doom is seen in the hologram and manually chokes the Imperial Officer to death, his corpse drops to the ground as Vader watches silently.

Doom: This farce is over!

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Theme of Doctor Doom
by Hideyuki Fukasawa
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Doom teleports and arrives in his floating chair and fires an energy blast at the messenger bot with Vader jumping back.

Doom lands on the ground.

Doom: Bow before me!

Darth Vader takes out and ignites his lightsaber.

Vader: Don't underestimate the power of the Force.

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Doom flies back and shoots two electric shots at his opponent. He then charges up his jetpack and dashes forward. Vader deflects the shots and before Doom can hit him Vader uses the Force to stop Doom.

Vader: I can sense it.

Vader uses the Force to push Doom back into a wall, but Doom recovers and starts flying at Vader at rapid speed. His electric-charged punch clashes with Vader's lightsaber and the two exchange blows until Vader misses. Doom uses the opportunity to combo Vader with electric attacks...

Doom: Foot Dive!

...which ends with him landing a foot dive on Vader's head. Vader gets up from the blow.

Vader: You cannot escape destiny!

Vader unleashes a large Force blast that pushed Doom back.

Doom: You wretch!

Doom then goes invisible and starts sneaking up. Vader uses the Force to find his location.

Vader: It is pointless to resist!

Vader stabs Doom and then uses the Force to smack him all over the place, even hitting the camera. He then telekinetically lifts up a TIE Advanced and hovers it over his opponent.

Vader: Witness the power of the Force!

Vader crushes Doom which seemingly breaks and kills him.

Vader: All too easy.

However, it turned out to be a Doombot. The real Doctor Doom teleports in with a flying chair.

Doom: What a farce!

Vader: Enough!

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Savage Opress Theme
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Vader sends the broken parts of the TIE Advanced to attack Doom, but Doom uses a force field to block them and leaps up in the air to start sending large electrical currents towards Vader's direction. Vader, using Kinetite, conducts several balls of electricity, and uses the Force to throw them toward Doom.

Seeing the projectiles coming, Doom teleports, and the Kinetite attack hits the wall behind Doom. Doom then reappears on the ground, where he reaches his arms outward.

Doom: Beware my power!

Doom then uses his power to send himself and Darth Vader back in time to a prehistoric era.

Vader: What is the meaning of this?

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Braving the Battle
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Doom laughs as he grabs Vader by the throat. The foot of a T-Rex appears, and it roars.

Doom throws Vader toward the T-Rex, but Vader easily cuts through it with his lightsaber. As the Sith Lord lands on the ground, Doom charges at Vader and crashes through several trees of a forest until they come across a volcano.

Vader: Impressive.

Vader leaps forward and tries slashing at Doom with his sword but Doom dodges the swings as Vader also throws his saber at him.

Vader: Enough!

Vader tries using the Force to choke Doom, but his armor protects him. Doom starts walking towards Vader.

Vader: It is pointless to resi-

Doom grabs Vader and emits a large electrical charge on his suit, significantly damaging it. Vader tries using the Force to sustain his breathing. Doom uses the opportunity to kick Vader into the volcano.

Doom: You have no hope! HAHAHAHAHA!

Vader's lightsaber comes back and stabs Doom in the back, sending him down as well. Vader regains his lightsaber and his powers.

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The Edge of Green
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Vader: Die!

Vader uses the Force against Doom's molecular expander as the two try throwing the Volcano rocks against each other. Doom flies behind Vader and unleashes his final attack.

Doom: Got you!

Doom uses the molecular expander to have Vader get crushed by a large rock, which sends Darth Vader down towards the volcano's lava, killing him.

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In the post-battle scene, Doom is seen leading an army of Doombots and Stormtroopers while Vader screams NOOOOO! while sinking into the lava.


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Boomstick: Vader!? Noooooooooooooo!

Wiz: Darth Vader was extremely powerful, certainly capable of obliterating a basic Doombot. However, Doctor Doom himself is in a league of his own.

Boomstick: Vader may be the chosen one, but Doom's experience and mastery of magic and science trumped the Sith Lord. Plus, while Vader has proven his strategic prowess over two decades of experience leading an army, Doom has successfully lead a country, and then a whole planet.

Wiz: And of course Doctor Doom's armor is absurd. Its magical barriers and separation from the physical world have protected him from reality warping and telekinetic attacks from the likes of Thanos and the Silver Surfer, whose power makes Vader's lightsaber and force choke look like child's play. Even if Vader COULD get through that suit, Doom's mind is armored by his sheer willpower, preventing any of Vader's Force-powered mental reading or manipulation.

Boomstick: Unfortunately, Vader was Forced to meet his Doom.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Doctor Doom.



  • The connections between Darth Vader and Doctor Doom are that they are both magical dictators and iconic villains locked within a suit of masked, caped armor. Both started off as gifted students with the goal of freeing their mothers (Shmi Skywalker and Cynthia Von Doom, respectively) from captivity, but after failing and receiving many scars as a result of unfortunate circumstances, they were placed into their suits of armor and became feared, villainous dictators. The events that left the scarring on their body gave them a profound hatred of their long-time heroic arch nemesis (Obi-Wan Kenobi and Reed Richards, respectively). In addition, at their lowest, both killed women that loved them unconditionally despite their villainy (Padmé Amidala and Valeria, respectively).
  • This was Mali De'lisser's final animation before he left ScrewAttack.


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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