|Fulgore VS Sektor|
|Air date||May 17th, 2014|
|Written by||Ben Singer|
|Episode link|| Rooster Teeth|
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|“||Episode 34 - Killer Instinct VS Mortal Kombat! Two brutal cyborg assassins enter... only one survives. Is Fulgore metal enough to beat the robo-ninja Sektor?||„|
(*Cues: Invader - Jim Johnston*)
Boomstick: Cyborgs... are fucking badass!
Wiz: As someone with my own cybernetic arm that suffers constant glitches, I have to agree! Cyborgs are awesome!
Boomstick: Like Fulgore, the metal monster of Killer Instinct.
Wiz: And Sektor, the ninja cyborg from Mortal Kombat.
Boomstick: Totally should've been Cyrax.
(*Wiz punches Boomstick with his robot arm*)
Boomstick: Ahah! What the hell?!
Wiz: *Sarcastically* Oh, sorry, arm's glitching up again.
Boomstick: When you least expect it, Wiz. When you least expect it.
Wiz: I'm Wizard and he's Boomstick. And, it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.
(*Cues: Fulgore's Theme - Killer Instinct Teaser*)
Wiz: In the dystopian world of Killer Instinct, there are no governments, no courts, no nations. There is only the megacorporation that controls the Earth.
Boomstick: Wal-Mar- um, UltraTech!
Wiz: To tighten his iron grip even further, UltraTech's chairman plotted to build an army of cybernetic enforcers. Thus, he created the deadly sadistic prototype known as Fulgore.
(*Cues: Killer Instinct 2: Gold - Fulgore Theme*)
Boomstick: Fulgore... now there's a name that will strike fear into your enemies. Just saying it gives me chills. Standing 6'5" with over five hundred pounds of reinforced steel, Fulgore is a brutal killing machine, all while rocking a stylish ponytail. Steven Seagal would be proud.
Wiz: Actually, to dupe people into trusting their cyborgs, UltraTech cleverly designed Fulgore to look the part of an honorable knight, helmet plume included.
Boomstick: Call it what you want, Wiz, that's a ponytail.
Boomstick: Someone finally had the bright idea to see if this thing even worked, and entered Fulgore into UltraTech's annual Killer Instinct tournament.
Wiz: Sure enough, there was a major problem: Fulgore's mechanical body was so advanced, UltraTech's top scientists could not create an artificial intelligence that could operate it efficiently.
Boomstick: Fulgore needed the mind of a true fighting spirit.
(*Cues: Killer Instinct (2013) - Thunder Theme*)
Wiz: Eagle had entered a previous KI tournament and won. He used his newfound fame to publicly protest the evils of UltraTech. The people rallied, talk of revolution began to seed.
Boomstick: But then some guy at UltraTech, probably the dude who wanted to test Fulgore, was like, "Hey! Let's kill Eagle, stop his revolution, then rip out his brain and drop it in our robot!" Eagle mysteriously disappeared, Fulgore started kicking ass, and that guy probably got a promotion.
Wiz: With the implanted mind of Eagle, Fulgore effortlessly smashed through foe after foe. However, Eagle still lived somewhere within, constantly fighting to overcome his malicious programming and horribly ironic situation.
Wiz: Like his quad plasma claws, which can cut through almost any metal with temperatures over 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Boomstick: In addition, he's equipped with everything a badass killer cyborg should have: Plasma Storm fireballs, a Reflector to bounce back projectiles, a "Cyber Port", a cloaking device, and laser eyes for flair.
(*Cues: Killer Instinct (2013) - Fulgore Theme*)
Wiz: And when his foe's time grows short, Fulgore uses one of four overwhelming finishers called "No Mercies."
(Fulgore uses his Turret Morph on TJ Combo.)
Boomstick: I don't even... where was he keeping that?! And how can he even see where he's aiming?
Wiz: Fulgore's strength is staggering, but where does all this power come from? Hidden within his armored chassis is-
Boomstick: That giant fucking turret somehow!
Wiz: ...a nuclear reactor, which powers everything at his disposal. Fulgore can manually overclock this reactor, increasing its charge multiple times.
Boomstick: At max charge, he gains a massive power increase, doubling his speed, and allowing him to fire a giant laser of doom: the Devastation Beam.
(Fulgore fires the Devastation Beam at Jago.)
(*Cues: Fulgore's Theme - Killer Instinct Teaser Again*)
Boomstick: With something like that, he's gotta be unstoppable.
Wiz: Almost, until he met the warrior monk Jago, who literally tore him apart. Despite the dismemberment, UltraTech still had plans for their mechanical butcher. He was rebuilt, stronger, faster, and reprogrammed with a new mission: Find and kill his rival Jago, a mission Fulgore never completed.
Boomstick: He came so close! But then the little wuss called in his god-slaying sister, Orchid and double-teamed him into destruction. Still, Fulgore is a monster, annihilating anyone who gets in his way. Well, nearly anyone. Bitch.
(Fulgore performs a 40-hit Ultra Combo on Sabrewulf.)
Announcer: ULTRAAAAA COMBOOOOO!
(*Cues: The Tower - Mortal Kombat 9*)
Wiz: Earth was in grave danger. The interdimensional overlord, Shao Kahn, was one victory away from conquering the human world.
Boomstick: In order to stack up with Kahn's invading monsters, the grandmaster of the Lin Kuei clan of assassins came up with a plan so crazy, it just might work.
Wiz: "Let's turn all of our ninjas into robots!"
Boomstick: That guy's my fucking hero.
(*Cues: Mortal Kombat 9 - The Courtyard Night*)
Wiz: Thus, the Cyber Initiative was created. The first and only willing member of the Lin Kuei to undergo the mechanization was the grand master's own son, Sektor.
Boomstick: Who names their kid Sektor?! It's like, the day his child was born, he's like, "I'm going to give you this cool cyber name, just in case I ever pull off my CRAZY AS SHIT plan to turn everyone I know into robots."
Sektor: I will show no mercy!
Boomstick: As a cyborg, he's all that, plus extra armor and a never-ending supply of missiles.
Wiz: Why would a ninja, master of the silent kill, use a missile launcher?
Boomstick: He's also got two flamethrowers on his wrists, a cloaking device, a laser pistol, a teleporting rocket punch, and lightsabers.
Wiz: They're actually called pulse blades.
Boomstick: They're definitely lightsabers. Sweet, royalty-free lightsabers.
(Sektor uses his Robo-Sek fatality on Mileena.)
(*Cues: The Subway - Mortal Kombat 9*)
Wiz: To close a kill, Sektor finishes foes with a brutal fatality, like the Robo-Sek, Missile Strike, or the Compactor.
(Sektor uses the Compactor fatality on Sonya Blade.)
Boomstick: Okay, how do these robo guys keep all this impossible shit in their chests?! Do they have black holes for hearts or something?
Wiz: Regardless of the storage quandary, Sektor's compactor can crush a human being in mere seconds. At minimum, crushing an entire human body into paste requires nearly two tons of pressure. The new Sektor proved invaluable, aiding Shao Kahn in multiple Mortal Kombat tournaments against the defenders of humanity, and after Kahn discovered a loophole around the tournament's rules, Sektor led the Lin Kuei in the invasion of Earthrealm.
Boomstick: But despite the pure badassery of being a robo-ninja, not everybody wanted to do it.
Wiz: Fearing the loss of mind and soul, a few Lin Kuei managed to escape. Sektor was tasked with hunting these traitors and dragging them back to the grandmaster, dead or alive. The list of defectors included a young ninja named Sub-Zero.
(*Cues: The Armory - Mortal Kombat 9*)
Boomstick: Mecha-Sektor was nearly unstoppable. He slaughtered the clan's enemies by the dozens, without so much as batting a robo-eye, but no matter how hard he tried, he could never take down that poster boy Sub-Zero.
Wiz: Until Raiden reset the timeline and practically gift-wrapped him. However, Sektor's transformation was not perfect. While his cybernetics enhanced his body, they had a different effect on his mind. In just a few years, Sektor unraveled, tumbling deeper and deeper into an unescapable well of insanity. Mad with power, Sektor murdered his own father, intending to take the title of grandmaster for himself.
(*Cues: The Living Forest - Mortal Kombat 9*)
Boomstick: Until Sub-Zero showed up and totally ninja'd that shit, and then kicked him out of the Lin Kuei for good. Bummer.
Wiz: Sektor was alone: his only companions the twisted voices in his head. Eventually, he managed to found his own clan of cyber warriors, the Tekunin. Sektor now roams the realms, hungry for Mortal Kombat.
Boomstick: MORTAL KOMBAAAAT! (Hums theme)
Smoke: You actually did it: you're a cyborg!
Sektor: We are the Lin Kuei, more stealthful than the night.
Sektor runs around an industrial warehouse owned by UltraTech until he crashed into Fulgore, who was using his cloaking device, immediately deactivating it. Sektor then teleports a few steps away from Fulgore.
(*Cues: Killer Instinct (2013) - Fulgore Theme*)
Fulgore slowly walks towards Sektor, who fires a missile from his chest. Fulgore deflects the missile with his reflector. Fulgore then uses Cyber Dash and Cyber Port to attack Sektor with his plasma claws in a 7-hit combo, knocking Sektor away.
As Fulgore charges his reactor, Sektor teleports to attack Fulgore, getting in a 5-hit combo.
Sektor then shoots his flamethrowers towards Fulgore, stunning him, then charges at Fulgore with his pulse blades. Fulgore is constantly stunned by Sektor's pulse blades, then manages his timing perfectly, allowing him to break out of Sektor's combo and uppercut him away.
Fulgore fires the Plasma Storm three times at Sektor, and continues to charge his reactor.
(*Cues: Mortal Kombat - Main Theme (Remix)*)
Sektor then activates Robo-Sek, firing five missiles at Fulgore, but Fulgore sees this and fires his laser eyes at Sektor's missiles. As all of that transpired, Sektor swings from lights on the ceiling, then jumps down and attacks Fulgore until he is paralyzed. Using this opportunity, Sektor unleashes his compactor.
(*Cues: Mortal Kombat 9 - Battle Plan*)
However, Fulgore is able to halt it, holding up the top with his hands, and finishes charging his reactor.
(*Cues: Killer Instinct (2013) - Main Theme*)
Now at full charge, Fulgore breaks off Sektor's compactor and then does a 37-hit combo, finishing the fight with the Devastation Beam, which causes Sektor's head, torso, and legs to separate. Fulgore then does his victory pose.
Fulgore transforms using Machine Morph, then fires at Sektor until his body parts explode.
(*Cues: Killer Instinct - Fulgore Theme*)
Boomstick: Yep, Devastation Beam lives up to its name.
Wiz: This was a close one. With his ninja abilities, Sektor could easily outmaneuver Fulgore's bulk, but Fulgore had the edge in every other category. He had more options for defensive, close, and long-range combat. Being almost twice as big, his size and strength surmounted Sektor's, and whenever Sektor did get an upper hand, Fulgore simply overclocked his reactor to compensate.
Boomstick: And while neither of them have successfully defeated their rivals, Sektor has been humiliated by Sub-Zero, over and over, but Fulgore would have won his second duel with Jago if Orchid hadn't stepped in.
Wiz: It took the combined might of two demi-god killers to take Fulgore down.
Boomstick: In the end, Sektor got ro-blown up.
Wiz: The winner is Fulgore.
- The connections between Fulgore and Sektor are that they are both incredibly powerful and villainous robots and icons among the fighting game genre. Both were already renown and fearsome fighters before becoming cyborgs; however Black Eagle was turned into a cyborg against his will whereas Sektor voluntarily allowed himself to become rebuilt, and later forced others to undergo the same cyberization process.
- It has been implied by Official Death Battle Research Team member MaxOfFewTrades that this fight was supposed to come out after the Godzilla one, but it was pushed forward due to them needing more time to work on it.
- Official Death Battle Research Team member MaxOfFewTrades stated that Death Battle asked the research team who Fulgore should fight between Cyrax & Sektor & the grand majority said Cyrax. Death Battle inexplicably went with Sektor though.
- This is the first episode to mention Wiz' robot arm, which is featured in some fan art and later incorporated into Wizard's official design.
- This was the first episode to have one of the hosts recommend a different fight, as Boomstick thought Fulgore should've fought Cyrax instead.
- This is the first Killer Instinct VS Mortal Kombat themed episode, with the next one being Sub-Zero VS Glacius.