|Genos VS War Machine|
|Air date||March 9th, 2020|
|Written by||Genevieve Guimond|
|Animated by|| Chris Bak|
|Episode link|| Rooster Teeth|
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|“||Two cyber sidekicks fire up their arsenals to find out who is the best killing machine!||„|
Genos VS War Machine is the 123rd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, featuring Genos from the One-Punch Man series and War Machine from Marvel Comics in a battle between cybernetically enhanced superhero sidekicks. Genos was voiced by Howard Wang and War Machine was voiced by Mark Allen Jr..
(*Cues: Wiz & Boomstick - Brandon Yates*)
(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)
Boomstick: Sometimes the most awesome heroes aren’t born, they’re made. Like when I got my shotgun leg! (He holds it up, freaking out Wiz.)
Wiz: Well, at least some heroes know what to do with their new abilities.
Boomstick: Like Genos, the cyborg sidekick of One-Punch Man.
Wiz: And War Machine, best friend and understudy to Marvel’s Iron Man.
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.
Boomstick: You ever think about how if there weren't so many villains blowin’ up fictional places, we wouldn't have so many awesome heroes?
Wiz: Genos was a happy 15-year-old living a quiet life, until his family and town were obliterated by a deranged cyborg.
Boomstick: Thankfully, he was saved by a scientist, and Genos had one request: he wanted to be a powerful cyborg too! Weird. I mean, I guess he really liked how the other cyborg violently murdered people.
Wiz: No, this was a means for revenge. Genos set out on a walkabout of justice. Though, it wouldn't be long until he found his match in the one and only, Mosquito Girl.
Boomstick: This bug's makin’ me pitch a tent, and uh, not to keep her out, if you what I mean.
Wiz: Ew. Luckily, another hero stepped in to save the day.
(Saitama slaps Mosquito Girl to a nearby building, killing her)
Boomstick: Look out, it's the One-Punch Man himself!
Wiz: Understandably impressed, Genos asked that Saitama take him on as a student.
Boomstick: Caped Egghead here wasn't too excited about havin’ a sidekick, but they eventually became buds!
Wiz: The two were quite the dynamic duo. Genos, in particular, rose to fame thanks to his... adoring fans.
Boomstick: Yeah, he's uh, pretty popular with the ladies, obviously. No such luck for Baldy McPuncherson, though.
Wiz: To improve his hero work, Genos received numerous upgrades and repairs from Dr. Kuseno, the same man who turned him into a cyborg in the first place.
Boomstick: Mostly ‘cause he can't get out of a fight without somethin’ gettin’ blasted off. He's got super durable armor over his entire body, and he can pop his limbs on and off like a freakin' lizard tail.
Wiz: Genos's limbs and body are incredibly strong, able to easily defend against powerful attacks.
Boomstick: And the metal that makes up his body has been upgraded to protect against stuff like acid or heat, on top of them boosting his speed and overall power.
Wiz: He has multiple niche upgrades as well, such as an adhesive he can spray from his heels to immobilize foes.
Boomstick: Talk about a sticky situation! Right, Wiz? Well, he only needs to use the goop if he hasn't already noticed his opponent with his hyper sensors or weird cyborg eyes, which can zoom and enhance the most distant of evildoers. (Boomstick does the Law and Order sound)
Wiz: His eye can see in infrared or track image signatures.
Boomstick: And it can shoot a blast of blinding light. Solar Flare!
Wiz: But there's far more weaponry across his body, hidden blades, arm missiles, and electric shocks just to name a few. With his rocket boosters, he moves faster than almost anyone, and he can even fly... well, sort of.
Boomstick: You didn't even mention that his arms have freaking cannons in them!
Wiz: These are his incinerators, powerful blasters of fire of which he can control the size of the resulting explosions.
Boomstick: And slappin’ both arms together makes the more powerful Spiral Incinerator Blast. Then there's his Ultra Helix Incinerator.
(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)
Boomstick: Ah, if only I had two shotgun legs, I could put both of them together for an ultra leg blast!
Wiz: Uh, how would you even aim?
Boomstick: Oh, I mean, it's not that hard, all you do is lift one leg like this and then you just lift the other one...
(Boomstick lifts both his legs and falls to the floor)
Boomstick: Aw god, I fell on my keys!
Wiz: Anyway, the incredible energy of his Ultra Helix Incinerator comes directly from a power core housed in his chest, which powers most of his tech.
Boomstick: But even with so much firepower, his physical attacks are awesome too. Like the time he Jet Drive Arrow kicked this Elder Centipede asshole so hard in the teeth.
Wiz: His incinerators are powerful enough to eradicate monsters, buildings, and even mountains.
Boomstick: By usin' the smallest mountain in the world as a reference, the size of the damage and the fact that he vaporized that thing makes it a feat worth sixty-six kilotons of TNT.
Wiz: Not only is Genos strong, he's incredibly fast, moving faster than the human eye can see. He targeted and struck this city-destroying meteor rocketing through the sky.
Boomstick: And those big boys are no joke.
Wiz: What big boys?
Boomstick: Meteors! Those things killed the dinosaurs.
Wiz: Well, the fact that he was able to actually hit the...big boy, not just target it, means he must have been moving two hundred times faster than sound.
Popup: This meteor was said to be capable of destroying most of Z-City, which implies that high-end meteor speeds should be used. Falling meteors can reach over 250,000 kilometers per hour.
Boomstick: Genos is badass enough that he can survive getting hit with his own Incinerator Cannons. On top of managing to withstand getting crushed by mosquitoes, like... a shit ton of 'em.
Wiz: By measuring the size of that swarm, we deduced he's being crushed by sixty-five trillion mosquitoes, a combined weight of three hundred and fifty-eight thousand tons.
Boomstick: Please God, let me go any way but that.
Wiz: While a skyscraper size bundle of bugs is impressive, Genos has also withstood a runaway train slamming into him.
Boomstick: Luckily, it didn't make a dent on his power core. Without that, he wouldn't be able to do pretty much anything.
Wiz: Right. The power core is, unfortunately, the... ahem, core of his weakness as well.
Boomstick: Aw, I was just about to do that one. Anyway, one time, Genos tried to use that core to self-destruct, just to kill that annoying mosquito chick. Now, that might sound crazy to you, but... have you ever had to deal with sixty-five trillion mosquitoes all at once?! I’d do it.
Wiz: Regardless, Genos has shown time and time again that he's a fearsome hero to contend with.
Boomstick: Sure, he hasn’t found his family’s killer yet, but he has found a new family with Saitama and friends. And he’ll keep getting stronger and stronger.
Genos: I will eliminate you. Stay right where you are.
Wiz: For some young boys like James Rhodes, joining the military seems the best way of making something of themselves.
Boomstick: And Rhodey fit right in with his knack for machinery. He got top marks in the army and became a pilot.
Wiz: Eventually becoming an expert in aviation engineering and military combat. Then, on one fateful mission, his helicopter was shot down.
Boomstick: Things didn't look good, but then Iron Man showed up.
Wiz: Turns out Rhodes wasn't the only one in trouble. Tony Stark was stranded without enough power for his suit and asked for his help. The two began an epic adventure that turned them into close friends. Rhodes stepped into his shoes of a superhero and became a man his younger self would be proud of.
Boomstick: And bein’ Tony's best bud had some perks! Like takin’ over as Iron Man sometimes. Who wouldn't jump into that suit at the first chance?
Rhodey: Next time, baby.
Wiz: And eventually, Tony offered Rhodes a super-powered suit of his very own.
Boomstick: That's when regular old James Rhodes became... War Machine! Aw-haw yeah, it's like Iron Man, but with more guns!
Wiz: Rhodes had spent years trying to find his place in the world. As War Machine, he found a way to truly make something of himself.
Boomstick: He already had tons of combat experience from the army and a bit of PTSD, but y'know, you win some, you lose some. He can do way more, anyway. He's a multi-talented badass.
Wiz: Tony has provided Rhodes with multiple War Machine suits throughout the years, each improving upon the one before it.
Boomstick: Aw, and these babies are a beautiful piece of work. Just look at all those weapons!
Wiz: The suit is a specialized variation of the typical Iron Man armor, focusing more on firepower than tactics and maneuverability. Clearly. Its alloy is composed of titanium and vibranium.
Boomstick: Hey, like Captain America's shield!
Wiz: Which means it's both extremely durable and light enough to fly at incredible speeds. Very important given the computers, life-support systems, and other devices housed within the unit.
Boomstick: That's not even talkin' about what Rhodey fights with! His fine-tuned ride's got repulsor rays and a unibeam in the chest. And did I mention guns, guns and more guns?!
(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)
Boomstick: Get a look at that! Machine guns, gatling guns, laser guns, flamethrowers, the works!
Wiz: The suit can generate electromagnetic pulses, particle beams and even drain energy from opponents.
Boomstick: Ah, this baby's so sweet, I felt inspired to upgrade some of my own arsenal. If you know what I mean.
(Boomstick leaves to grab something.)
Wiz: I don't...think I want to.
(Boomstick brings out a pink gun.)
Boomstick: I got a new gun! It, uh... It was white when I bought it, but I accidentally washed it with my hat. So obviously, I'm pretty hyped about the guns, but the armor has a lotta really cool other things too.
Wiz: His most up-to-date suit includes incredible chameleon systems that allow him to not only become invisible, but intangible, bypassing scanners and phasing through walls.
Boomstick: Y’know, I could really use that the next time you try to STAB ME WITH A TRIDENT!
Wiz: It was one time! Ugh, and in the most dire of circumstances, War Machine has a self-destruct function he can call upon to make sure his tech doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
Boomstick: I mean, this work of art can scan for things like weird light and electromagnetic signals. But even if Rhodey doesn't see it comin', he can handle the craziest of attacks.
Wiz: Not only has he been thrown through a mountain with enough force to cause an earthquake...
Boomstick: He's survived getting nuked! You see the size of that crater? Compared to War Machine himself, this looks like the explosion was over two and a half megatons of TNT.
Popup: This quake could be felt over 7,000 miles away. In the same battle, Iron Man even survived an explosion that caused a planet-spanning shockwave!
Wiz: And the suit is fast enough to fly into orbit and out into space.
Boomstick: Take that, Elon Musk! No, but please send me one of your flamethrowers. Sorry, "Not a Flamethrower". I see you.
Wiz: Given how it only takes War Machine about ten seconds to exit the planet's orbit and measuring the distance he’s traveled, this puts him at flying speeds over mach 620.
Boomstick: And while he may be speedy, Rhodey's also strong enough for his hits to be the first and last. He's lifted cars, thrown tanks, and tossed a dude so hard he destroyed a spaceship.
Wiz: Not to mention the fact that Tony created the War Machine suit to be on par with his own Iron Man suits.
Boomstick: And remember, Rhodey even acted as Iron Man for a while. So, plenty of what Tony could do, he can do too, including the time Tony blew up a massive rock the size of Manhattan.
Wiz: Of course, everything he's experienced as a superhero and in the army hasn't exactly been the best for his mental state, which has unfortunately left him with pretty drastic cases of PTSD and survivor's guilt, even sometimes feeling he's not worthy of the high-tech armor he wears.
Boomstick: But he’ll push past it to rescue his friends, as well as the rest of mankind. Time and time again, Rhodey’s proven that Tony isn’t the only armored Avenger. Also, did I mention the guns?
War Machine unloads his heavy artillery on some Hammer Drones alongside Iron Man.
War Machine is seen flying in near some canyons as he takes a whiff of the cup of coffee he is holding. A large explosion occurs behind him, and the shockwaves cause Rhodey to spill his drink. He looks behind him and sighs as the suit's mask covers his face.
War Machine: Never a day to myself, huh?
(*Cues: K.O. Computer - Therewolf Media*)
War Machine flies towards the smoke emerging from the nearby crater. As he flies down, he sees Genos, standing in the middle of the smoke.
War Machine: Hey there! Destruction of property is a serious offense, young man.
Genos turns around and mistakes Rhodey for similar enemies he previously fought in the area.
Genos: One more of you, huh? Come for vengeance? I'll turn you to scrap!
He flies to War Machine with his shoulder rockets and tries to punch him only for War Machine to catch it. The Iron Patriot then electrocutes paralyzes him resulting in Genos crashing to the ground. Genos quickly recovers and begins to fires his Incinerator Cannons in rapid bursts at his opponent. War Machine begins narrowly avoiding the blasts and begins to fly off. Genos takes off after him using his rocket boosters.
War Machine: A little hotheaded, are we?
Rhodey spins back and forth avoiding the blasts through the ruins. Eventually, he hides in the corner of a cliff and waits for the Demon Cyborg to approach him before decking him in the face. Genos takes out his arm blades and boosts back up to punch his opponent. The two exchange a flurry of blows in rapid succession.
During the fisticuffs, Rhodey keeps track of his suit's damage while scanning Genos' body. Once he's informed of his opponent's abilities and weaknesses, he flies back and begins to target the teenage cyborg.
War Machine: Saaaay cheese!
War Machine takes out most of his heavy power firearms and begins firing all of his guns at Genos. Despite Genos' attempts to avoid the barrage of missiles and bullets, his right arm and two legs are blown off. Rhodey then hovers down above the mostly dismembered hero.
War Machine: Need a hand?
Genos: I already have one!
Genos launches his hand at Rhodey to stun him with a rocket punch. As War Machine is preoccupied, Genos quickly reattaches the rest of his body parts before his hand returns to him.
Genos: I don't fall apart that easy!
The Demon Cyborg then puts his two hands together and fires a large blast from his Incinerator Cannons. War Machine struggles to adjust to the extreme temperatures, giving Genos the chance to boost forward and tackle him. As his opponent has him in his grasp, Rhodey uses his armor's jet boosters to fly up in the air, eventually leading the two to exchange a flurry of blows once more.
War Machine then blocks one of Genos' punch and attempts to hurt the cyborg with his knee, but Genos catches it and then crushes Rhodey's left boot, disabling one of his jet boosters. The cyber apprentice then lands an overhead punch, sending both combatants spiraling to the ground.
As they are falling, War Machine uses his left hand's repulsor ray to blast Genos towards the cliffside. After a rough landing, Rhodey activates Chameleon mode on his armor, causing him to glow from red to blue and to turn invisible. As Genos is recovering, he uses his eye's scanners to determine his opponent's location, but is unable to detect any living being in sight.
Genos: Huh. I guess he ran off. That suit was ugly anyway.
As Genos brushes the sand off his arm, War Machine suddenly appears and uppercuts him.
War Machine: Ugly?!
Rhodey turns invisible and appears on the other side of Genos to punch him again.
War Machine: This is my Sunday vest!
As War Machine turns invisible once more, Genos leaps into the air and swings his foot, covering the Avenger with adhesive. War Machine's invisibility is disabled and he finds himself stuck to the ground.
Taking advantage of the hero's trapped state, Genos puts his hands together once more and fires his Incinerator Cannons. Rhodey responds by unleashing the unibeam, sending the opponents into a beam clash. Genos increases his firepower to maximum potential and slowly begins to move forward towards the soldier. His Incinerator Cannons eventually overpowers the unibeam and seemingly engulfs Rhodey in a large blast of fire. An exhausted and relieved Genos sighs contently.
To his surprise, Genos finds that War Machine was unscathed by his ultimate attack, as Rhodey had activated the suit's Ghost mode to phase through it. He angrily fires his Incinerator Cannons three more times, but War Machine still doesn't have a scratch on him.
Genos: Come on! Die already!!!
War Machine then phases through the burnt adhesive before the blue lights in his suit switch to red. He flies forward and pins Genos to a large pillar before firing a large unibeam through Genos' chest. Knowing he's overpowered, the Demon Cyborg grabs hold of the Iron Patriot's arms.
Genos: Not yet! I'm taking you with me!!
Genos unleashes the full strength of his power core, causing a massive electrical explosion that takes out most of the ruins they are near. While War Machine suffered damage from the attack, the explosion did not kill him. He then approaches Genos' disembodied head.
War Machine: Sorry it had to be this way.
Genos: Don't talk to me...
War Machine: Hmph. You got it.
Rhodey then steps on Genos' head and rubs his foot on it, killing the cyborg for good.
(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)
Boomstick: Well, looks like Genos is Ge-no more.
Wiz: Genos was certainly a serious threat in the field of battle. However, Rhodes held a solid advantage in many different aspects.
Boomstick: He's had years of training in the military, even before becoming a superhero. Which means he's been doin’ this for way longer.
Wiz: Stratagems aside, let's compare their power output. At his best, Genos had kicked the Elder Centipede backward.
Boomstick: Which was freakin' huge.
Wiz: According to an interview with the "One-Punch Man" manga illustrator, Elder Centipede's body measures fifteen meters wide. With that and scaling to its surroundings, we determined its full size to be over seven hundred meters long. The force to knock aside something this large would have to be over fifteen megatons of TNT.
Boomstick: But War Machine’s got the edge over that. Remember the giant rock that was the size of Manhattan?
Popup: This attack was performed by Terrax, who has also lifted New York into orbit. Tony has also intercepted projectiles capable of destroying the entire US west coast!
Wiz: Taking the square footage of Manhattan and the height of the rock, we found that the energy it would take to shatter a rock of this size comes out to over two hundred and eighty teratons of TNT.
Boomstick: Way more than Genos knockin’ around the big bug. War Machine's orbit-breaking flying speed proves he's a lot quicker, too. But even if he could get a hit in, Genos had no way to counter Rhodey's energy-draining tech and ghost chameleon mode.
Popup: Genos has some potential relativistic feats via dodging lasers from G4 and scaling to Flashy Flash. However, Tony has specifically intercepted beams of light and has armor systems that operate on picosecond timescales, serving as much more concrete and frequent evidence in comparison.)
(We cut to Wiz and Boomstick)
Wiz: Genos was certainly a powerful contender, but War Machine's overwhelming firepower and high-tech abilities were just too much for the teenage cyborg.
Boomstick: Yeah, War Machine was on the “Rhode” to victory.
Wiz: The winner is War Machine.
The track for this fight is "K.O. Computer" by Werewolf Therewolf. It is a heavy rock track with large emphasis on the electric guitar, which reflects both combatants' metal nature. Both One-Punch Man and the Iron Man films also heavily rely on this style of music.
The title references both combatants' cybernetic backgrounds. The "K.O." could reference how Genos comes from the One-Punch Man series, where the protagonist knocks out all enemies with one punch. The track's title is also potentially a play on the Radiohead album, "OK Computer".
The track cover features Genos' hands in front of War Machine's shoulder miniguns. A barrage of missiles and flames appears behind the weapons.
- The connections between Genos and War Machine are that they are both sidekicks to other heroes who are thrill-seekers (Saitama and Iron Man, respectively) and are enhanced with machines. Both also have a history of being sidelined because of injuries and are known for their overwhelming explosive power and a heavy reliance on highly destructive weaponry.
- This is the 12th Marvel VS non-DC episode, after Thor VS Raiden, Beast VS Goliath, Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom, Wolverine VS Raiden, Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie, Android 18 VS Captain Marvel, Shredder VS Silver Samurai, Carnage VS Lucy, Ultron VS Sigma, Black Widow VS Widowmaker and Deadpool VS Mask, and with the next one being Venom VS Crona.
- This is the fifth Comic Book VS Anime/Manga themed episode, after Goku VS Superman, Goku VS Superman 2, Android 18 VS Captain Marvel and Carnage VS Lucy, and with the next one being Venom VS Crona.
- This is the fifth episode to be animated in a hand-drawn style, after Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog, Samurai Jack VS Afro Samurai, Mario VS Sonic (2018) and Deadpool VS Mask.
- This is the second Sidekicks themed episode, after Luigi VS Tails.
- This is the fourth Cyborg VS Human themed episode, after Darth Vader VS Doctor Doom, Wolverine VS Raiden and Android 18 VS Captain Marvel, and with the next one being Cable VS Booster Gold.