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Gogeta VS Vegito is the 171st episode and Season 9 Finale of Death Battle, featuring Gogeta and Vegito from the Dragon Ball series in a battle to determine the stronger Super Saiyan fusion. Gogeta and Vegito were both voiced by Michael Kovach and Nick Landis.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Instead of the typical opener, we cut to Wiz and Boomstick assembling the seven Dragon Balls on a table. Wiz is writing on a notepad, while Boomstick sets down the seventh and final four-star Dragon Ball.

Boomstick: Last one! Man, these things are so easy to find nowadays.

Ecstatic, Wiz throws away his notepad.

Wiz: Yes! Now, with this ultimate power, I can finally...

Boomstick: ...Have Gogeta fight Vegito!

Wiz: ...Conquer the world! ...Ahem, what?

Boomstick: Oh, come on, it's the ultimate Dragon Ball question! Which fusion of Goku and Vegeta is stronger? Gogeta, the combo greater than legends, or Vegito, the mix who surpassed gods?

Wiz: Intriguing. They are, in many ways, identical, yet, still quite different. Though, in canon, they only have a collective total of three brief appearances. To truly determine who would win, let's examine all of their material.

Boomstick: So that's Z, GT, Super, movies, games, guidebooks, Toei's Twitter, even all the crazy Xenoverse and Heroes stuff.

Wiz: Hold on to your Dragon Balls.

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.

Gogeta

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Ceremonial Fanfare
by David Stoll
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Boomstick: Imagine, it's 1995 and you're at a movie theatre in Japan. You're there to watch Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, and it's gonna be the most radical movie ever, dude! I mean, yeah, it was a little weird when Adolf showed up, but then, it happened. Goku and Vegeta were pushed to the brink with only one option left. They merged into a single being of amazing power: Gogeta!

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Android
by Neil Martin Taylor & Christopher James Goulstone
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Boomstick: And that would be the greatest thing eight-year-old you ever saw. Yup, ya peaked at eight.

Wiz: Fun fact: while Vegito had already debuted in the manga two months earlier, Gogeta was created first. After all, the movie had been in production throughout the previous year.

Boomstick: Two Saiyans, the proud son of royalty and the lower class champion becoming one epic powerhouse? This is the true potential of Goku and Vegeta. Easily a top five Dragon Ball moment. Hey, nothin' beats the first time we saw Super Saiyan, but-but I think this comes close.

Wiz: This method of fusion was taught to Goku by the Metamorans, a mysterious alien people who we never actually see.

Boomstick: But I'd guess they like wearin' crop tops with inflatable shoulder pads. Anyway, when Goku taught this fabled technique to Goten and Trunks... it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.

Wiz: This is the Fusion Dance. On top of an incredibly precise movement routine, this technique requires both parties to match power levels in order to fuse successfully, a literal personification of the phrase, "only as strong as the weakest link".

Boomstick: It's pretty easy to screw up, trust me. But if ya nail it, you're the baddest mothereffer on the planet.

Wiz: Though not part of mainline canon, Goku and Vegeta first used this to battle Janemba, a demon basically composed of essence of evil. Probably smells like cats. Gogeta defeated him in less than two minutes. 20 years later, Gogeta would become canon to conquer one of the most dangerous entities in the multiverse, Broly.

Boomstick: Obviously Gogeta's super powerful, but I think his most underappreciated skill is how he comes up with awesome attack names! Like the Big Bang Kamehameha, Stardust Fall, Meteor Explosion, and the ultimate villain killer, Stardust Breaker!

Wiz: A fancy-looking attack that completely obliterates all traces of evil within a target.

Boomstick: That's how it took out Janemba in one shot. The guy was literally made of evil. Or cats.

Wiz: Weirdly enough, this is similar to Devil Man's Devilmite Beam, which causes the evil within a person to explode and—

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City of Engines
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Boomstick: Oh, you mean Spike? That guy's hilarious. Which obscure character are you gonna reference next? Icarus? Sourman? General Rilldo? Oh man, that guy's just one letter off from "General Dil—"

Wiz: (clears throat) Over the years, Gogeta has achieved the empowered forms of Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan Blue, and even Super Saiyan 4 in his battle against Omega Shenron.

Boomstick: Super Saiyan 4 is a totally unique branch of transformation. Instead of using divine ki like Super Saiyan God, it taps further into Goku and Vegeta's Saiyan bloodline, giving them fuzzy red fur and teen goth eyeshadow.

Wiz: Goku has also claimed this form increases a Saiyan's inherent aggression, though you wouldn't know it with Gogeta. He basically becomes Dragon Ball's Bugs Bunny, reveling and messing around with his foe any way he can.

Boomstick: Until the fusion runs out. That's right, the Fusion Dance has a time limit of 30 minutes. This can be reduced even more if Gogeta uses up a lot of energy. Against Omega Shenron in GT, he split apart after about 10 minutes.

Wiz: Just more evidence that the amount of power Gogeta possesses is enormous. Even repeatedly striking Broly so hard that the boundaries between dimensions shattered like glass wasn't enough to burn through his time. Hell, he was only in Super Saiyan 1 when he did that! After going Blue, Broly didn't stand a chance. Based on earlier in the film, Whis' reaction even implies that Gogeta could possibly take on Beerus.

Boomstick: In Dragon Ball Heroes, Gogeta continues to prove he's one of the multiverse's S-Tier fighters. He even defeated the Crimson-Masked Super Saiyan Rosé Full Power Goku Black and Ultimate Godslayer Hearts the God Hater... Y-You know, those guys.

Wiz: And two Gogetas together could take on Fu.

Boomstick: J...just...just "Fu"? Af-After all that, he's just called "Fu"?

Wiz: Dark King Fu the Artificial Bio-Android Demon Mutant. He has Saiyan, Namekian, Earthling, Majin, and Eternal Dragon DNA.

Boomstick: ...Is this fanfiction?

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Made For Greatness (No Vocal)
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Wiz: Hearts the God "Whiner" claimed Fu could become an entity akin to Zeno, that little blue baby who can erase a multiverse with a thought.

Boomstick: But these Gogetas does achieved even stronger forms than before. One was in Super Saiyan Blue Evolved, the boosted form Vegeta achieved during the Tournament of Power. The other was Super Saiyan 4, but not just any Super Saiyan 4. He was Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Breaker! Agh... I think my tongue is permanently twisted now.

Wiz: These two forms fighting side by side implies that, at least in this iteration, both are similar if not equal in power.

Boomstick: Gaw, Gogeta is so cool! And there are tons of people who'd think he'd win this matchup.

Wiz: In Weekly Jump Issue 28 from 1995, the Fusion Dance was stated to unify Goku and Vegeta's spirits and draw out their power to the max. As long as a fight with Vegito lasts less than 30 minutes, the magazine says Gogeta should win.

Boomstick: And then in the video game Raging Blast, there's a "What-If?" scenario where Gogeta beats Vegito in a sparring session. But, he was about to run out of energy, so maybe it could have gone either way.

Wiz: Though with his power and skill, it's unlikely any opponent would push Gogeta to his limits. Two of the greatest warriors in history, merged together as one. What more could you want as a fan? What more could you fear as a foe?

Vegito

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Ceremonial Fanfare
by David Stoll
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Boomstick: It's the spring of 1995. A demonic menace has threatened to consume the world in chaos. Goku and Vegeta were pushed to the brink, with only one option left: Fusion! They used one of their most incredible techniques to become a merged being of unimaginable power-

The music dies down...

Boomstick: Does-does this sound familiar?

...before picking right back up.

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Anchor Ball
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Wiz: But there wasn't time to teach Vegeta an awkward dance routine he'd ultimately despise. Instead, they used the Potara.

Boomstick: Only the gods themselves could rock bling like this. That's right, the Potara earrings come from the Kais, the gods that supervise the universes.

Wiz: By placing one earring on each person's opposite ear, the Potara forcibly fuses the two beings together, no power level matching required. In this case, Goku and Vegeta fused to become Vegito.

Boomstick: Okay, seriously? "Vegito"? Couldn't they have a better name?

Wiz: Eh, it's not that bad. And remember, Fusion Reborn started production well before Toriyama penned Vegito's first appearance.

Boomstick: So, uh, Toei called dibs on the better name, huh? But still, shouldn't it be, like, "Vegiku"? Not like that's much better either. Why "Vegito"?

Wiz: It makes more sense in Japanese. "Bejitto" is formed from the first half of "Bejīta" and the latter half of "Kakarotto". This is why Viz Media actually translated it to "Vegerot".

Boomstick: Oh, that one sucks too. Okay, bored now, let's talk about how he blows shit up real good.

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Champions (Instrumental)
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Wiz: Vegito has numerous techniques that are entirely his own, many of which are fittingly perfect combinations of Goku and Vegeta's signature moves. Such as the Final Kamehameha, formed like Vegeta's Final Flash but fired like Goku's Kamehameha Wave. He's got a Spirit Sword, the Saiyan Shield, and the Banshee Blast, which, no, it's not the ghost attack you're thinking of.

Boomstick: With Goku and Vegeta's powers combined, Majin Buu was no match. Super Vegito was so freakin' powerful that even being turned into candy didn't slow him down. It just made him delicious.

Wiz: His level of power had transcended to such an impressive degree that he was capable of effectively ignoring having his matter entirely altered and his DNA eradicated. He continued on as the incredible fighting candy.

Boomstick: No mouth, no brains, no organs of any kind, and he still kept slappin' around that big pink ass!

Wiz: Uh... phrasing. Presumably, this is similar to how Vegeta overpowered Babidi's mind control, or how Goku broke through Hit's Time-Skip with Kaio-ken. A greater power level can overrule basically anything a weaker one does. Though to be fair, the Super Candy is a pretty extreme example.

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Back From The Dead
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Boomstick: But Vegito's a pretty extreme guy, even for the Dragon Ball multiverse. He later got that godly blue hairspray and beat the crap out of Merged Zamasu, a double deity! Like a fusion dick measuring contest, but not at all close.

Wiz: Though similar to his dancing counterpart, Vegito's time ran out after he overtaxed himself.

Boomstick: Which was kinda... weird. Back in the day, they said these Potara fusions were permanent. Turns out it's only permanent for Supreme Kais. Vegito's form can last up to one hour before splitting apart, but can be shortened severely if he goes full tilt. In the manga, Vegito formed after Zamasu fused and split apart with they expected Fused Zamasu to have 20 minutes left, meaning he cut his time down to 40 minutes at most, though in the anime, it was way less since he tried to quickly overpower Zamasu with a single attack.

Wiz: The Potara have their own set of rules. Unlike the Fusion Dance, this form is maintained by the power of the earrings, not the fusers themselves. As such, destroying the earrings ends the fusion.

Boomstick: And if you slap the Potara on while in a Super Saiyan form, you can't power down while fused. So, if Goku and Vegeta aren't careful, they can find themselves draining power when they don't need to. But, surprise, Vegito's got into his own Super Dragon Ball Heroes shenanigans, and he's got the full power red fur too! Look, Wiz, I think I'm having... "Déjà Fu".

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Explosive Demolition
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Wiz: Aside from Fu, he's battled heavy-hitting threats to the multiverse like Cumber and Mechikabura.

Boomstick: And just like with Gogeta, there's plenty of people who think Vegito would win this fight.

Wiz: Daizenshuus 4 and 7, basically two Dragon Ball encyclopedias, claim that the Potara fusion is superior to the Fusion Dance.

Boomstick: Old Kai said this too, that the Potara provide a greater effect.

Wiz: Though they both may be referring to what was believed at the time to be a permanent fusion. Not having to worry about overspending your time limit would certainly be a "greater effect", if it were true.

Boomstick: But hey, there's nothin' that can get in the way of Vegito's awesome power. Gods and demons alike are no match. When there's no one strong enough to save the day, then perhaps two will do.

Prelude

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, the latter visibly excited to have the glowing Dragon Balls grant his wish.

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

Boomstick: Hear my wish, Eternal Dragon... IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

The Dragon Balls glow with an immensely bright light that envelops the screen.

Death Battle

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Dragon Dance
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The scene opens atop the Lookout. The sky is darkened and Shenron is hovering above the structure, his voice booming and granting Boomstick's previous command.

Shenron: Your wish has been granted.

Two tall columns form, and emerging from them are two pairs of Son Goku and Vegeta, the latter of which is confused, while the former takes the situation in a more lighthearted manner.

Vegeta (Vegito): What is this madness?!

Goku (Gogeta): Whoa, Vegeta! Am I really that much taller than you?

Both clones of Vegeta angrily shout at the Goku.

Vegeta and Vegeta: Stuff it, Kakarot!

One of the pairs pass off their own Potara earrings to one another, putting them on. Meanwhile, the second pair perform the Fusion Dance...

Goku and Vegeta: Fuuuu....sion! HA!

...resulting in both pairs merging with one another. Emerging from each fusion stands Vegito and Gogeta, who both glance at each other for a moment before rushing at each other with an excited smirk.

Gogeta and Vegito: GO!

The two exchange blows, flying higher into the sky before they grasp each other's wrists and strike one another with a headbutt, both of them simultaneously powering up into their Super Saiyan forms. Almost immediately afterwards, Vegito takes a hold of Gogeta, tossing him a great distance before summoning his Spirit Sword and slashing multiple beams of golden energy at his foe.

However, Gogeta quickly breaks the beam and fires a Kamehameha as retaliation, to which Vegito dodges and lunges towards Gogeta in an attempt to strike, only for the two to chase one another around Shenron's neck briefly. Vegito tries to cut at Gogeta, but he avoids it by using Instant Transmission to teleport a distance away.

Gogeta: Come on!

Gogeta forms ki orbs in his hands, throwing one at his foe, which is knocked away by Vegito's free hand. He closes the gap and clashes with Gogeta's other orb with the Spirit Sword. As the two clash, Gogeta smirks and recalls the previously blown orb back, which Vegito notices and barely blocks, sending the two careening into the distance.

After a temporary silence, a great wave of blue Ki energy forms, colliding with the significantly smaller golden wave. Vegito, now in his Super Saiyan Blue form takes the time to compliment his counterpart's skill.

Vegito: Not bad. Wanna kick it up a notch?

Gogeta: Sure! But how about some variety?

Rather than entering the same form as Vegito, Gogeta instead powers up into Super Saiyan 4, with the once small Super Saiyan wave of energy now being replaced with a fiery red wave that was now equal in size to Vegito's. With a slight chuckle, Gogeta corkscrews towards his foe, raising his fist and causing him to flinch, only to open his palm and attack with a massive ki blast.

However, it's quickly shown to have not affected Vegito, who emerges from the blast with a punch, bringing the two to attack and dodge one another at blindingly swift speeds until they both trade a simultaneous punch to the face, which sends them back to the floor of the palace.

Both fusions begin to channel their energy, gathering ki to form their respective greatest attacks.

Gogeta: Big Baaaang....

Vegito: Finaaaal....

Gogeta and Vegito: ...KAMEHAMEHA!

The impact from the colliding blasts causes their reality to shatter. Both fusions are soon seen flying through Snake Way. After exchanging a couple more blows, Vegito grabs a hold of Gogeta's tail.

Vegito: My turn!

He spins him around a couple of times and tosses him out, causing Gogeta to growl and finally power up into his Super Saiyan Blue form. Flipping into the sky, Gogeta garners a great deal of energy, blasting Vegito with a powerful Stardust Fall, though similar to before, he powers through the attack and strikes his attacker with a Savage Strike that causes yet another crack in their reality.

The two crash into the ocean, with their nearest landmark being the home of a particular hermit. Vegito shoots a Banshee blast at Gogeta, who avoids the projectiles and charges towards Vegito. Gogeta seemingly readies a punch, before instantly vanishing and appearing behind Vegito, charging up what appears to be a Kamehameha.

Surprised at the swift turn of events, Vegito raises his arms in front of himself in a defensive manner, only for the ki blast to be a party popper, much to his surprise and dismay.

Gogeta: Haha! Gotcha!

Relishing in his brief laugh, Gogeta immediately capitalizes on the vulnerable moment, trapping Vegito and engulfing him in a massive Meteor Explosion.

The resulting explosion causes the two still-powered forms to land in front of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, both visibly tired and realizing that they have no other option but to use their strongest attacks one final time.

Gogeta: Guess it's now or never...

Gogeta raises his hand and creates a Stardust Breaker, while Vegito begins charging his last Final Kamehameha. Fully charged up, Gogeta throws the majestic evil-vanquishing orb at Vegito.

Vegito: KAAAMEEEHAAAMEEEHAAAAAAA!!!

Vegito unleashes an immensely powerful beam to collide with Stardust Breaker, but the rainbow-colored orb is hardly impeded and quickly reaches Vegito, piercing through him, though with no visible effect. Gogeta is then briefly impacted by the ki blast, though he quickly regains his footing. Taking advantage of what seemed to be an opening, Gogeta rushes through the blast with his final attack: an empowered Dragon Fist.

Gogeta: DRAGOOOOOON-!!!

Both are left screaming and putting more power into their attacks, but moments before Gogeta could land his ultimate attack, Vegito unleashes Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken at the last second before both are engulfed in the resulting explosion.

As the godly light dies down, blood drops on a concrete floor of the Lookout. A beaten but still breathing Vegito looks up to see a stone fist in front of him, a smiling stone Gogeta holding his arm out. Pleased with the epic bout, Vegito simply gives a wholesome fist bump to his foe's statue, which withers away into dust. In the dark skies above, Shenron's eyes glow.

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Results

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Boomstick: Oh man, that was epic! Totally worth the wish!... well, I guess we probably could've solved a lot of world problems with that.

Wiz: Ah, I suppose world domination can wait another year. This fight was incredibly close. No, seriously, how could it not be? They’re almost exactly the same person!

Boomstick: With a few minor differences here and there, like signature attacks. Neither Vegito nor Gogeta had one single power that provided an absolute edge over the other.

Wiz: Except perhaps Vegito's longer time limit, though it’s not so clear cut. Both have overtaxed their energy quick enough to end their fusions in less than ten minutes. Time isn't the only factor, but also whatever is maintaining each fusion; Gogeta's body and Vegito's earrings. It's possible Vegito's power can actually drain the Potara faster than Gogeta's does his own body.

Boomstick: Still, it's twice the time, and that definitely gave Vegito more flexibility in strategy. So more often than not, it's safe to say Gogeta would run out of juice first.

Wiz: Also, when Vegito or Gogeta defuse from power overuse, it's typically difficult for them to immediately fuse again due to that lack of energy.

Boomstick: But Vegito had another one over Gogeta; no matter what, he'd always have a very slight power advantage. Remember how the Fusion Dance requires the fusers to match their power levels? Well, the Potara don't need that.

Wiz: Goku doesn't need to match Vegeta's slightly lower power level, so there's nothing stopping Vegito from combining their full sum of their parts.

Boomstick: Ah, poor Vegeta. You'll get your day in the sun one day, buddy... Ah, who am I kidding.

Wiz: This might be what Old Kai was referring to when he said the Potara had a "greater effect".

Boomstick: But hey, could Gogeta have destroyed the earrings? Nope! He would've had to be able to overpower Vegito first. Like how Goku could only destroy Kefla's earrings after he reached Ultra Instinct.

Wiz: Remember, when comparing levels of power in Dragon Ball, the greater one can overrule almost anything the weaker one does. The earrings likely tend to be protected by the user's ki aura, similar to their clothing.

Boomstick: The only time we've ever seen Potara damaged or specifically targeted are when the wearer is overwhelmed or in a vulnerable state. If any stray ki blast could destroy them, we'd have a lot more broken earrings by now.

Wiz: Lastly, there's some debate over their personalities. In their first appearances, Vegito seemed to be rather cocky and playful against Buu, whereas Gogeta was far more deliberate against Janemba, and thus, far more successful. However, these are not core personality traits, and assuming so would be inconsistent with Vegito's serious fight with Zamasu and Gogeta's more brash fights with Broly and Omega Shenron. Context is key; as far as personality and mental ability goes, Gogeta and Vegito are practically identical.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: In the end, Vegito's higher power level, no matter how slight it was, made a big difference in protecting and maintaining his longer, more flexible time limit.

Boomstick: Gogeta was gonna need Metamoran that to beat Vegito. Sorry, Wiz, I know that pun was "Potara-ble"—

Wiz: Wait, shut up. Earth's Dragon Balls give two wishes, right?

Boomstick: Oh, yeah! Hey, Shenron! I wish for you to fuse me and Wiz!

The Dragon Balls glow again as Shenron's booming voice is heard.

Shenron: Your wish has been granted.

Wiz: What, wait, no no! No no no!

Boomstick maniacally laughs as he and a shocked Wiz float up and fuse in a flash of light, though we cut to the "Winner" card before the fusion is shown.

Fused Wiz and Boomstick: The winner is Vegito.

Comparison

Gogeta

+ Has more canonical victories
+ More exclusive techniques
= Equal skill
- Fusion Dance can fail if performed improperly
- Shorter duration

Vegito

+ Considered stronger by more official sources
+ Longer duration
+ No power matching required
= Equal skill
- Unable to power down after fusion

Original Track

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Dragon Dance
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Dragon Dance" by Brandon Yates featuring Victor Borba (best known for being the vocalist on "Bury the Light" from Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition), with mixing and mastering done by Anthony DiGiacomo. It is a lyrical rock track whose lyrics encapsulates the essence of Goku and Vegeta's characters, with Borba's more higher-toned singing being layered over Yates' lower grit preformance to give the impression of a "fusion" vocal preformance.[1] The track also features riffs on some iconic Dragon Ball songs, specifically "Cha-La Head Cha-La" (with its main refrain even being referenced in the lyrics during the climax), "Rock the Dragon", Vegeta's Super Saiyan theme, and the intro theme to Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 during the guitar solo, as well as some references to lyrics from "Princes of Pride" from Thor VS Vegeta and "Alive" from Goku VS Superman 2.

Title

The title references the Fusion Dance, the method of fusion Goku and Vegeta use to become Gogeta, as well as how both combatants originate from the world of Dragon Ball. It also references the traditional Chinese celebratory dance of the same name as a nod to how Dragon Ball drew inspiration from Chinese culture and the Chinese story of Journey to the West.

Cover Arts

The original cover art done by John Mitchell depicts Gogeta's arm on the left holding his Stardust Breaker with Vegito's arm on the right with his Spirit Sword, his index finger starting to be erased by the Stardust Breaker. One Potara earring is on either side of the cover art, with the left one cut in half.

The cover art of the remastered version done by Bee (which was created for the track's reupload following Rooster Teeth's shutdown) is a giant reference to the fight, depicting Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta and Super Saiyan Blue Vegito clashing around the Lookout, leaving orange and blue energy trails behind as they form two fists near the top of the cover in reference to the fist bump at the end of the fight. Behind the fists is a giant crack in reality peering into the dimension of strange swirling lights seen in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and behind the Lookout itself are Shenron's glowing red eyes in another reference to the end of the fight. The title is seen within the two main energy trails near the middle of the cover, while the artist credits is featured within the dimension of strange swirling lights and done in the Dragon Ball font.

Lyrics

GO!

Heir to the throne
And the boy left alone
Fated rivals with wills aligned

Last of our kind,
Never give up the fight
This power and fury are my birthright

I am the final line
In this fight to survive
When we finally swallow our pride

Watch me come alive
Watch me come alive

A fallen warrior race
(Cha-La, Head-Cha-La)
Among the gods these days
(Cha-La, Head-Cha-La)
We've long since ended
That tyrant's rampage

Heir to the throne
And the boy left alone
Fated rivals with wills aligned

I am the final line
In this fight to survive
When we finally swallow our pride
(Cha-La, Head-Cha-La)
Watch me come alive
(Cha-La, Head-Cha-La)
Watch me come alive
(Cha-La, Head-Cha-La)
Watch me come alive
(Cha-La, Head-Cha-La)
Watch me come alive

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Gogeta and Vegito are that they are both the fusions of Goku and Vegeta, born when the two rivals set aside their differences to take on foes they couldn't beat individually (Janemba and Broly, and Super Buu and Fused Zamasu, respectively), both using their own unique form of fusing the two Saiyans together (the Fusion Dance and the Potara Earrings, respectively).
    • While both debuted in 1995 during the Dragon Ball Z era, only Vegito had a proper canon appearance at the time. This changed during the Dragon Ball Super era beginning in the 2010s, in which Gogeta became properly canonized as of Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
    • Excluding video games in which both are playable characters, the two have only ever fought once before in the 29th episode of Super Dragon Ball Heroes, in which they are summoned alongside others to fight against each other by Note and Beat, respectively, though the fight was an animated representation of a video game battle between two players rather than being the actual characters.
  • This is the first episode since All Might VS Might Guy that had a three-week-long waiting period instead of the normal two-week-long schedule introduced in Season 7.
  • Coincidentally, the episode's YouTube release date, December 21st, is the 10th anniversary of Goku VS Superman 1's original release date prior to being delayed to January 10th, 2013.
  • This is the second episode where both combatants are voiced by the same voice actor(s), after Raven VS Twilight Sparkle.
  • This is the fourth episode whose track references a previous one (or in this case, two: Alive and Princes of Pride), after Madara VS Aizen, Scarlet Witch VS Zatanna, and Deku VS Asta, and with the next two being Darth Vader VS Obito Uchiha and Goku VS Superman (2023).
    • This is the first episode whose track references more than one previous original track, with the next one being Goku VS Superman (2023).
    • This is the first episode to reference Alive in its track, with the next one being Goku VS Superman (2023).
  • This episode was initially teased and revealed as Vegito VS Gogeta, though the combatants' positions and episode name would later be reversed upon release for unknown reasons.

Easter Eggs

  • Both Gogeta and Vegito shouting "GO!" before beginning their battle is a reference to Gogeta saying the same thing before his battle with the berserk Broly in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film.
  • Gogeta and Vegito's first clash in the fight is a reference to the Match Resets in Dragon Ball FighterZ, where characters tag in for their fallen teammate after they get KO'd during matches.
    • This is the first episode to reference the Match Resets, with the next one being Goku VS Superman 2.
  • Gogeta and Vegito exchanging headbutts before powering up into their Super Saiyan forms may be a slight nod to the climax of Hulk VS Broly.
  • The reveal of Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta has him do the latter half of his pre-fight intro animation from Dragon Ball FighterZ.
  • Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta flies towards Vegito using his Match Reset animation from Dragon Ball FighterZ before hitting the Potara fusion with a point-blank ki blast.
  • Gogeta and Vegito break reality and visit a number of iconic Dragon Ball locations are visited throughout the course of the fight; in order of appearance, they are the Lookout, Snake Way/Serpent Road, Kame House, and the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
  • The first time reality breaks in the fight is when Gogeta's Big Bang Kamehameha collides with Vegito's Final Kamehamema, similar to a moment in their fight in DBX.
  • Gogeta fooling Vegito with the Bluff Kamehameha is a nod to him doing the same thing to Omega Shenron in their fight, as well as their fight in DBX.
  • The final attack Gogeta uses in the fight is the Dragon Fist, the same exact final attack Goku himself used in the climax of Goku VS Superman 1.
  • Gogeta being petrified at the end of the fight before withering away may be a call-back to how the same happened to Vegeta after he used Final Explosion in his attempt to kill Majin Buu.
    • Vegito fist-bumping the petrified Gogeta into dust is highly similar to a scene in Asura's Wrath.
  • Exactly three months after this episode released, writer Liam Swan made a tweet stating that Columbo makes an impossibly hidden cameo in a scene of the battle (referencing how he wants Light Yagami VS Columbo to become an episode[2]), and that he would personally Venmo $100 to whoever found it.

Errors

  • A small part of Gogeta's render (specifically part of his sash) can be seen clipping into Vegito's side of the episode's thumbnail.
  • The Goku and Vegeta that fuse into Gogeta technically do the Fusion Dance incorrectly, as they have open palms while performing the second pose of the dance instead of closed fists.

Other

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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