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The Spirit of Vengeance vs The Main Man. Which one of them will collect the bounty on their heads?
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Ghost Rider VS Lobo is the 113th episode of Death Battle, featuring Ghost Rider from Marvel Comics and Lobo from DC Comics in a battle between nigh-immortal anti-hero bikers. Ghost Rider was voiced by Steven Kelly and Lobo was voiced by Jason Marnocha.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Whether it be justice, vengeance, or the thrill of the kill, bounty hunting isn't for the faint of heart.

Boomstick: Especially when your usual targets are superheroes.

Wiz: The Ghost Rider, Marvel's relentless Spirit of Vengeance.

Boomstick: And Lobo, the spacehoggin' Main Man of DC Comics.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

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.

Ghost Rider

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Nothing To Hide
by Andrew Barnabas, Paul Arnold & Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: Even at a young age, Johnny Blaze lived life on the edge. Son to the accomplished cyclist Barton Blaze, he was sadly witnessed to his father's death in a stunt gone wrong.

Boomstick: But he got adopted by another stuntman, Crash Bandicoo— Uh sorry, I mean Crash Simpson. It's no surprise that Johnny became a stunt performer himself, until Crash's wife died in a stunt gone wrong.

Wiz: Only now apparently aware that motorcycles can be dangerous, Johnny swore to never perform again.

Boomstick: And then Crash got cancer. Damn... even I don't have parent issues this bad.

Wiz: Completely devastated, Johnny refused to let Crash die. Willing to risk it all, he turned to the one person who could fix everything.

Boomstick: Everyone's favorite problem solver, Satan!


A circular window opens and Squirrely the Squirrel pops up.

Squirrely: Hail Satan!


Wiz: This was Mephistopheles, one of the many lords of Hell, who happened to have a special interest in Johnny's family line. To save Crash's life, he cut a deal with the devil, curing the cancer at the cost of selling his soul. The deal succeeded, and Crash was healed. But, then he died in, well, a stunt gone wrong.

Boomstick: I mean, he's a stuntman who's name is "Crash". Should've seen it coming. And after all that, Johnny got stuck with being Mephisto's bitch for eternity.

Wiz: Mephisto even sandwiched him together with a demonic spirit of vengeance named Zarathos.

Boomstick: Zarathos: ask your doctor if it's right for you. Or your exorcist.

Wiz: Long ago, Zarathos was a powerful demon who threatened Mephisto's realm. Eventually, Mephisto defeated him, forcing him into eternal servitude.

Boomstick: And with their power combined, Johnny and Zarathos roamed the world, punishing the wicked as the embodiment of a death metal album cover: the Ghost Rider.


We see Johnny's first transformation into the Ghost Rider from the 2007 film play on-screen.


Boomstick: AAAGH! Oh God, that's terrifying!

Wiz: Well, sure, his visage instills fear onto many—

Boomstick: What? No, Ghost Rider looks awesome! I'm talking about Nick Cage.


We see Cage's depiction of Johnny continuing his demonic laugh.


Wiz: Agreed. Anyway, as the Ghost Rider, he became one of the universe's greatest threats. He has superhuman strength and speed, and his skeletal body can regenerate from practically any amount of damage.

Boomstick: And if Blaze's last name wasn't obvious enough, he can shoot fire! Oh, but not just any fire. Hellfire. The best kind of fire.

Wiz: The kind that's infused with magic that burns not just your flesh, but bypasses conventional defenses to attack your very soul. He can throw fireballs, raise walls of flame, rain fire from the sky, and even conjure weapons and objects out of thin air, such as a demonic shotgun and an infinite stream of chains.

Boomstick: And his badass ride, the Hell Cycle! This baby can look however Johnny wants, but he usually summons it as a Panhead chopper.

We cut to Boomstick.

Boomstick: It can respond to Johnny's thoughts, scale walls, and even outrace Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.

Wiz: The same hammer that crossed a galaxy and back in a single minute.

Boomstick: Y'know, I lit my chopper on fire once.

Wiz: I didn't know you had a motorcycle.

Boomstick: Well- well, yeah, but... until the fire.

Wiz: Oh, ohhhhh...

Boomstick: Rest in peace, Roadhog. Least you went out in a blaze of glory, like Bon Jovi said.

Wiz is seen awkwardly looking around as Boomstick says this before we cut back to the analysis.

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Wiz: But while his hellfire and chains are vicious weapons in their own right, they're often used to ensnare the Ghost Rider's victims as he goes in for a truly diabolical kill, or should I say, a "penance".

Boomstick: The Penance Stare is basically Hell's timeout corner of pain. Ghost Rider isn't angry, he's just disappointed, and he wants you to think about what you've done and it to hurt. A LOT.

Wiz: Under the Penance Stare, the Ghost Rider forces you to relive all the pain and misery you've inflicted on others throughout your entire life. No indiscretion, no matter how minor, is safe from the Ghost Rider's gaze.

Boomstick: So, that time I put ground laxatives in my fourth-grade math teacher's coffee and gave her the shits... Does that mean the stare would give my soul the shits, too?

Wiz: Not literally, but you would experience the anger, humiliation, and the butt cramps.

Boomstick: So, basically eternal damnation, got it.

Wiz: But should your sins be so numerous and terrible, the Penance Stare could even obliterate your soul, leaving you an empty husk.

Boomstick: The Stare doesn't work on everybody, though. You might survive if you're blind, don't have a soul, draw power from pain, or if you're a weirdo like Thanos who gets off on that shit. Still, Ghost Rider's grab bag of hell powers let him tear up some of the biggest assholes in the world, and even some of the good guys, like Hulk, Thor, and Doctor Strange.

Wiz: He's quick enough to dodge bullets or even outright catch them in his teeth. He's powerful enough to create massive eruptions, blow up mountains, and even tear down a skyscraper. The average skyscraper weighs over 200,000 tons. That's the same weight as 1,100 blue whales.

Boomstick: Or one ex-wife! (chuckles) Oh, I'm gonna write that on her next alimony check.

Wiz: And given his hellish heritage, he's rather difficult to kill.

Boomstick: Bullets, poison, fire, he's survived it all. Even a beatdown from World War Hulk just got him even more pissed and extra flamey.

Wiz: Not just that. Remember Zarathos? Johnny Blaze isn't simply a host for the demon, but a limiter for his full power. Throughout his life as the Rider, Johnny has constantly battled Zarathos in the mind, barely holding on to some semblance of sanity. Should his will to resist the demon falter, Zarathos can take full control, and all hell breaks loose. Not literally, but pretty close.

Boomstick: Oh, and plot twist: Zarathos was never actually a demon at all, but an angel of justice, fire skull head and everything! When he's unleashed, he becomes so powerful, even Doctor Strange wets his robes, and this is the guy who pops supernovas like Pez.

Wiz: While Zarathos was bonded to another host, they even managed to defeat Mephisto in his own realm. For reference, Mephisto once battled Galactus, Devourer of Worlds. Stars detonated, galaxies trembled, and the entire universe was at risk, simply as a byproduct of their battle.

Boomstick: And if Zarathos wasn't terrifying enough, he likes to eat souls!

Wiz: Of course, the Ghost Rider isn't invincible. Johnny is technically vulnerable as an ordinary human being. Even while transformed, the Rider can be killed via holy weaponry.

Boomstick: But Johnny's doin' alright, sittin' pretty on Mephisto's throne. I guess things worked out okay for him, even if he's not too keen on being the devil's bounty hunter.

Wiz: So let this be a warning. Should you ever hear the rumble of a motorcycle in the distance, and the glow of an ethereal flame on the horizon, count your sins, because the Ghost Rider is coming, and may God have mercy on your soul.


Ghost Rider: Sorry. All outta mercy...

He proceeds to use his chains on Gressil, burning him alive and reducing him to dust.


Lobo

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Do Ya Wanna
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Wiz: Let's turn the clocks back to a distant era of sin and debauchery.

Boomstick: The 1990s...

Wiz: Inspired by the financial success of Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, comic writers started churning out grim and gritty superheroes by the dozen, like Cable, Azrael, and Overkill.

Boomstick: Yeah, they were badass lookin'... at first, but I mean, what's even happening here?

Captain America's infamous Heroes Reborn design is shown on-screen.

Wiz: It got so absurd that someone needed to knock these roided-out monstrosities down a peg.

Boomstick: The world needed a hero. No, a parody.

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Blade
by Bob Bradley
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Wiz: Enter the planet Czarnia, once the brightest beacon of peace and happiness in the universe until its inhabitants were annihilated by a biological catastrophe, leaving only one survivor: the last son of Czarnia, Lobo.

Boomstick: The one that killed all the rest of 'em. A guy whose name literally translates in Czarnian to "He who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it." What?! Awesome! Why wasn't I named that?

Wiz: Lobo is so unimaginably evil that his birth caused the midwife who delivered him to go insane, the first Czarnian to do so in 10,000 years!

Boomstick: Some even think that Czarnia was so perfect and good, the universe made Lobo to balance things out. Hey, didn't you say the same thing about me when we first met, Wiz?

Wiz: That I did. Simply put, Lobo was... unique and desired to be even more so. Thus, he ensured he was the only Czarnian alive in the universe.


Lobo: I fragged the rest of the planet for my high school science project. Gave myself an A.


Boomstick: Yeah, he's definitely insane...ly awesome!

Wiz: Lobo left the desecrated corpse of his former home to become a bounty hunter. Probably because it's the only profession that legally allows him to murder.

Boomstick: Ah, don't worry, he'll murder you illegally, too. Lobo doesn't discriminate; he even has a special gender-neutral insult and the name of my next motorcycle: Bastich.


Sunny Jim fires a bazooka at Lobo and totals the Spacehog behind him.

Lobo: My bike! Fraggin' bastich!


Boomstick: Anyway, Lobo's bagged some pretty crazy bounties across the universe, including Santa Claus, two near-omnipotent dwarf gods, and even things that don't exist... apparently.

Wiz: And Lobo's Czarnian physiology is just as absurd to match. He possesses god-like strength, speed, and invulnerability, so much so that he can tear through hordes of superheroes like nothing. Should he somehow suffer damage, he also has an impressive healing factor.

Boomstick: He's like if Superman and Deadpool had a baby, which is a lot more terrifying when I say it out loud.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, who see Deadpool suddenly appearing on the Death Battle Lab's monitor.

Deadpool: Did somebody say "Deadpool"?

Boomstick: AAAH!

Wiz: NO, GO AWAY!

He yells and promptly punches the monitor, cracking it as panting heavily afterward as the music stops abruptly.

Wiz: There. He's gone. Whew.

Boomstick: Wow, I didn't think you had it in ya.

The lights dim.

Deadpool: (off-screen) Oh honey, that's not true. Haven't you heard? No one's ever really gone... See ya later!

The lights return to normal.

Wiz: I swear to God, I'll kill him someday...

Boomstick: So uh... you had the replacement plan on that TV, right?

Wiz gains a shocked realization expression on his face before we cut back to the analysis.

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Get Outta Town
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Wiz: (clears throat) Back on topic, Lobo can regenerate from a single drop of blood, and each one he sheds will actually grow into a completely new Lobo... No, I'm not making that up.

Boomstick: No wonder there wasn't any war on Czarnia. Nobody can kill these friggin' bastiches!

Wiz: It also helps that he's also a super-genius who knows well over 17,000 languages. He can perform complex physics equations in his head quick enough to catch the Flash and can build planet-destroying weaponry out of garbage.

Boomstick: His brain is no joke. He can resist mind control because he's too... ornery, and he's got so much willpower, he can literally walk through Green Lantern constructs. You know, those things powered BY willpower?

Wiz: And befitting his occupation, Lobo is a master sharpshooter, tracker, by his own admission, and can deduce the weak point in any opponent.

Boomstick: Ah, like how my shotgun leg jams if booze gets in it.

Wiz: I would've gone with your crippling alcoholism, but sure, that too. Lobo may be a powerhouse on his own, but he also comes equipped with guns, knives, swords, grenades, and a bomb that he sent back in time which accidentally killed the dinosaurs. Whoops!

Boomstick: His favorite is his enormous hooked chain. But when his job takes him across the universe, he hops on his Spacehog, a customized SpazFrag666, which has automatic machine guns, responds to his whistle, can fly fast enough to escape black holes, and blasts ♫Born to be Wild~!♫ Wait wait wait wait, how can he sing in the vacuum of space?

Wiz: Oh, that's where you're drawing the line? Not the time he, say, pulled the alien entity Solaris out of the sky, which is as heavy as a star, despite lacking leverage?

Boomstick: I like how he even admits that didn't make any sense.

Wiz: Using a small to a medium-size star like our own Sun as a reference, Solaris should weigh nearly two octillion tons, over 300,000 times heavier than Earth.

Boomstick: So, pretty tough to bench press. But how about the time he was fighting some rabbits, and then he got so face-meltingly angry, that he just straight up ate a city! All at once! Disclaimer: Don't eat away your feelings, it's not healthy. Drink them away instead!

Wiz: Don't... do that. But that is trillions of tons of steel and rubble condensed into a sphere smaller than the palm of his hand. By my calculations, that compressed ball should be over 20 times denser than a neutron star.

Boomstick: Oh God, imagine that coming out!

Wiz: This unimaginable strength lets him brawl with the likes of Superman, but that's barely scratching the surface.

Boomstick: Name anybody in DC Comics, and it's likely Lobo's kicked their ass. He can even punch ghosts!

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Fireball Evolution
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Boomstick: Sounds like the only thing that can kill this guy is an act of God!

Wiz: Not even that! After rampaging through Heaven and Hell, tearing through armies of angels, demons, and what have you, Lobo's bloodlust on a literally biblical scale got him banned from the afterlife. As in, Death was told that Lobo's soul was not to be collected.

Boomstick: So, he just can't die now?

Wiz: Not in the traditional sense. He's had his head disintegrated, been reduced to a skeleton, even been turned into a spirit that just kept on fighting until he got his body back.

Boomstick: The only thing that's ever really held the big lug back is his weirdly consistent integrity? Namely, he'll always keep his word, no matter what. Seems pretty weird for a cosmic madman, but he also loves dolphins and will literally go to hell and back to protect them, so... who even knows anymore?

Wiz: He's not without his failures, though. His greatest of which was perhaps something entirely out of his control: His reboot.

Boomstick: What the hell is that scrawny, emo, Edward Cullen-ass lookin' dork?

Wiz: That's New 52 Lobo, a serious, tortured, modern interpretation. Everything that Lobo was meant to be a parody of.

Boomstick: Thankfully, someone at DC developed a sense of irony and literally shelved this loser.

Wiz: The real Lobo returned, better than ever, and got back to doing what he does best.

Boomstick: Kickin' ass across the universe! He's not just some two-bit alien villain; he's the Main Man, and the whole universe knows it.


Lobo: See, someone's payin' me a heap of cash for your carcass, and the Main Man always delivers.


Prelude

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: But first, rev up your engines for this delicious food deal... with Blue Apron!

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick as they read out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

Boomstick: But right now, IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

(The transcript below is exclusive to the YouTube version of the episode.)

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: But first, rev up your engines for this delicious food deal... with Blue Apron!

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick as they read out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

Boomstick: But right now, IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

(The transcript below is exclusive to the Rooster Teeth version of the episode.)

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

In the desert, Lobo straps his latest bounty kill, a Grimace-like alien, to his Spacehog with his chains before abruptly noticing a figure riding a motorcycle in the distance.

Lobo: Huh? What the frag...?

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Ride into Hell
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The figure reveals itself to be the Ghost Rider, who proceeds to stop his Hell Cycle and speak to Lobo.

Ghost Rider: Lobo of Czarnia, your sins are innumerable. I am here to—

Lobo ignores this warning and carelessly runs Ghost Rider over, laughing and giving his adversary a middle finger while smashing his Hell Cycle into pieces. However, both the cycle and Ghost Rider regenerate in a blaze of hellfire before engaging in a chase after the Main Man.

Ghost Rider begins the fight by firing volleys of fireballs at Lobo, with one of them incinerating the Czarnian's bounty. Lobo becomes enraged and swiftly drifts his Spacehog to face Ghost Rider, all the while swinging his chain in fury.

Lobo: Fetal's Gizz, my bounty! I'm gonna skull-frag ya!

Ghost Rider summons his own chain in response, dragging it along the rough sand before the two cyclists repeatedly clash their weapons. Lobo gains the upper hand as his hook shatters his opponent's blazing chain and pierces Ghost Rider in the chest. Lobo then drags the Spirit of Vengeance close and knocks him to the ground before dragging him onto his bike and looking him in the face.

Lobo: You're one ugly freak...

However, the Ghost Rider holds onto Lobo and uses the Penance Stare.

Ghost Rider: Look into my eyes. Your soul will burn in He—

Lobo interrupts Ghost Rider by headbutting him, destroying his skull in the process.

Lobo: Is that a fact, now?

Ghost Rider responds by summoning his Hell Cycle, which rams right through the Spacehog and takes the fighters into a nearby empty city. The two bikers crash through a building and Ghost Rider swiftly lands on the road with his skull healing while Lobo is knocked back.

The Main Man gets on his feet only for Ghost Rider to punch him in the face. The two anti-heroes engage blows in a brief fistfight which ends in Ghost Rider uppercutting Lobo away yet again only for the Main Man to land safely on his feet. Seeing this, Johnny decided to switch things up.

Ghost Rider: Burn!

With that command, the Spirit of Vengeance spews out a beam of hellfire from his mouth at the Main Man, who tanks it head-on and powers through it, walking towards his attacker. Lobo then grabs Johnny by the throat slams him on the ground and drags him along the street's pavement before throwing him into the same building they previously crashed through.

Lobo then jumps to the building and starts tearing it down and compressing it into a small pebble which he holds between his fingers.

Lobo: Bottoms up!

And with those words, Lobo tosses the pebble into his mouth and swallows it alongside the Ghost Rider. Lobo then takes a second to relax after supposedly defeating his opponent, burping up a stream of hellfire in the process. Lobo then holds his hand over his mouth before his body swells up and bursts in an explosion of blood and fire, releasing Ghost Rider.

Ghost Rider: It's done. About time.

But as he's about to leave, the Ghost Rider hears a familiar voice behind him.

Lobo: Not yet, scuzball!

Suddenly, Ghost Rider is hit with a powerful kick in the back, followed by an uppercut to the face. It's revealed that all the piles of blood from his opponent have regenerated into an army of Lobos who laugh at the Spirit of Vengeance before body-piling him. However, they're all knocked away by a pillar of spiritual fire, from which Zarathos emerges.

Zarathos: YOU WILL ALL DIE SCREAMING!!

Zarathos summons a flood of enchanted hellfire which knocks away and sets ablaze all of the Lobos, except for one which whips out a large gun and aims it at the Spirit of Vengeance.

Lobo: Eat this, ya bastich!

Lobo fires the gun at Zarathos, who replies by launching a blast of hellfire at the Main Man before the gun's blast fires right through his chest. The hellfire blast hits Lobo and causes an explosion visible from space which obliterates most of West China and cuts out the music. The camera zooms back to Earth as Lobo's spirit emerges from the ashes.

Lobo: Holy fragaroli. I definitely ain't picking up that bounty now—

Suddenly, a chain emerges from behind and pierces Lobo through the chest. The attacker is revealed to be Zarathos, who's been reduced to nothing but a flying skull after the explosion. The Spirit of Vengeance then screams at Lobo as more and more chains appear to drag the Main Man to his doom while Zarathos restores his full body.

Zarathos: LOBO OF CZARNIA! YOUR SINS ARE INNUMERABLE!

Zarathos then grabs Lobo by the chin and holds him right in front of his face.

Zarathos: I AM HERE TO WREAK VENGEANCE UPON YOUR SOUL!!

Zarathos then uses the Penance Stare, and with no way to break out of it, Lobo is caught in the attack.

Lobo: No, no, no, no, NO, NO, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Lobo screams in pain as the gravity of his countless sins finally hits him and allows the Spirit of Vengeance to eat his soul. Zarathos then stands in victory and burps.

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Results

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Ride into Hell
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, both of whom are wearing new Death Battle T-shirts.

Boomstick: Damn, that was toasty! Wonder what ghost Lobo tastes like.

Wiz: Being so absurdly powerful, Lobo definitely held a massive physical advantage against the Ghost Rider.

Boomstick: Yeah yeah, that was obvious. Skullhead took down a skyscraper while Lobo dragged around a freaking sun! But Ghost Rider's survived some pretty incredible things. Almost as incredible as these new shirts from store.roosterteeth.

Wiz slaps Boomstick before he can finish shilling.

Boomstick: AH!

Wiz: Time and place, Boomstick.

Boomstick: Ah, come on, we gotta eat!

Wiz: Even World War Hulk couldn't finish him off! And Lobo didn't typically carry any holy weapons, which meant he really did not have a good way of killing the Ghost Rider.

Boomstick: Yeah, but who needs holy weapons when you're strong enough to crush a whole city? Couldn't he just overpower Johnny?

Wiz: A good question. However, do you recall how powerful Zarathos was?

We cut to the post-analysis.

Wiz: Zarathos was an equal threat to Mephisto, whose battles tore apart the universe. Once the Ghost Rider released his true power, Lobo's physical advantages hardly mattered anymore.

Boomstick: But, hey, the Main Man was super smart, and probably could've figured out Johnny's weaknesses. But how is he gonna escape to find a holy weapon somewhere when the Hell Cycle outraced Mjolnir?

Wiz: Which once crossed the Milky Way and back in under a minute, a feat more than 100 billion times faster than light, more than capable of keeping up with the Spacehog.

Boomstick: They were both as unkillable as you can get. But, since Lobo was banned from the afterlife, how could he ever lose?

Wiz: This is where the fine print matters. Death was banned from reaping Lobo's soul, but that doesn't mean the soul itself could not be destroyed. This is where our research surprised us the most; it turns out that Ghost Rider had three different methods of specifically targeting Lobo's soul.

Boomstick: His hellfire could hurt the soul directly, and since it ignores normal defenses, Lobo couldn't really stop it.

Wiz: With trillions of murders on Lobo's hands, the Penance Stare could wield extraordinary power against him. And while Lobo had a high pain tolerance, he did not enjoy fatalistic agony and unending torture so much that he'd survive all of that at once.

Boomstick: Even if he did, Zarathos could just gobble up his soul for a quick snack. The end, easy as that.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Lobo was undeniably a difficult opponent to take on, but the Ghost Rider's cosmic might, unholy invulnerability, and soul-rending powers gave him the perfect tools to take out the Main Man.

Boomstick: That poor bastich didn't stand a Ghost of a chance! Ah-hah, sorry. I know that's a "Lo-bo".

Wiz facepalms before we cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Ghost Rider.

Original Track

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Ride into Hell
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Ride Into Hell" by Brandon Yates feat. Jonny Atma. It is a heavy metal-inspired piece, playing off of the combatants' biker motifs.

Title

The title references the fact that both Ghost Rider and Lobo are bikers, with "Hell" referencing Ghost Rider's association with Hell, as well as the fact that Lobo (ironically) has been banned from it.

Cover Art

The cover art done by Luis Cruz depicts a pair of motorcycle handlebars with Ghost Rider's flaming chains wrapped around them and Zarathos' flaming skull in the center. While there's no overt reference to Lobo outside of the chains also referencing his own hooked one, the placement of Zarathos' skull being in the middle of the handlebars is reminiscent of the front of Lobo's Spacehog, which features a skull in front of the handlebars (typically as the frontmost part of the vehicle).

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Ghost Rider and Lobo are that they are both comic book anti-hero motorcyclists who are nigh-immortal due to unique traits (Ghost Rider is immune to any means of harm barring holy weapons, while Lobo has a ludicrous healing factor and was made exempt from having his soul reaped by Death). Both are also hunters (Ghost Rider hunts the wicked for Mephisto and Lobo is a bounty hunter) who wield chains as weapons, are known for their violent methods, and often fight the forces of Hell.
  • Ben stated in the 140th episode of DEATH BATTLE Cast that the reason this episode exists was to see if Ghost Rider could kill Lobo, despite Lobo being banned from the afterlife.[1]
  • As stated during the episode's Q&A in the 141st episode of DEATH BATTLE Cast, Grimace was not part of the original script for the episode; the script simply said that Lobo's bounty was a "purple alien", and it was the animators who decided to make it Grimace.[2]

Easter Eggs

  • Deadpool saying "Haven't you heard? No one's ever really gone..." in the cutaway in Lobo's analysis is a reference to the same line from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, which released just four months before this episode.
    • Wiz saying "I swear to God, I'll kill him someday..." right after foreshadows Deadpool VS Mask, which came only five episodes later.
  • When Zarathos uses the Penance Stare on Lobo, the background is that of Giygas' boss battle in EarthBound, with the faces of Giygas being replaced by the skulls of Zarathos.

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References

DEATH BATTLE Episodes
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
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