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James Bond VS John Wick is the 164th episode of Death Battle, featuring James Bond from the 007 series and John Wick from the John Wick series in a battle between action movie assassins. James Bond was voiced by Steven Kelly and John Wick was voiced by Mornal.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: James Bond, the world-famous secret Agent 007.

Boomstick: John Wick, the legendary hitman who did the impossible.

Wiz: Whether they fly solo or operate on the behalf of the government, the world is filled with professional killers of all shapes and sizes.

Boomstick: But which one of cinema's super assassins is packin' Parabellum, and which one will live to die another day?

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.

James Bond

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Spy Hero
by Alastair John King
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Wiz: From the shores of Crab Key to the Craps tables of Casino Royale, from Russia with love to Moonraker at the edge of outer space, no man has saved the world more times than Bond.

Boomstick: James Bond. He's the OG action hero, the slickest Scot there ever was, the coldest warrior of the swingin' '60s.

Wiz: After a climbing accident in the French Alps took his parents, the young James studied abroad and graduated to the Ministry of Defense, just in time for World War II.

Boomstick: He rose through the ranks, quickly becoming a commander of the Royal Navy. And when ya find the thing you're good at — in his case, wanton murder — never do it for free.

Wiz: So, after the war, James decided on her Majesty's Secret Service and became a special agent of MI6. And they were so impressed, he was given his first two state-sanctioned assassinations. With this baptism in blood, Bond was granted the legendary Double-0 status, and a license to kill with impunity.

Boomstick: As the premier defender of the West, Agent 007 is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to kickin' commie ass... and terrorist ass... and basically everyone's ass for the past 60 years. From the novels, to the movies, to the comics and games, he's been rebooted tons of times. But, they're all still Bond.

Wiz: Bond is a master of infiltration, disguise, acrobatics, driving, diving, skiing, boating, climbing, horseback riding-

Wiz takes a deep breath.

Wiz: Airplane pilot, swordsman, knife fighter, knife thrower, people thrower.

Boomstick: And deadliest of all, gamer. Bond carries his classic Walther PPK, among the world's first successful double-action semi-automatic pistols. While it only carries nine rounds, its small size makes it optimal for concealment.

Wiz: And a microdermal sensor in the grip coded to Bond's fingerprint means only he can fire it.

Boomstick: It even comes with unique ammo that breaks apart upon entry and creates eight exit wounds. Travelin' like a bullet, but hittin' like a shotgun.

Wiz: Especially deadly considering Bond has the golden eye of an expert marksman, able to take out a room of armed guards in a single second, or shoot the fuel tank of a helicopter from a speeding boat a quarter of a mile away.

Boomstick: He's just as deadly disarmed. Bond combines multiple martial arts, like judo, boxing, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and jujutsu, allowing him to keep up even when outnumbered.

Wiz: This mix of styles is likely the Welsh self-defense system known as Goshinkwai, which is taught by the modern Special Air Service.

Boomstick: Though, that all pales in comparison to his greatest ability: f**kin', bangin', layin' down pipe. He's so proficient at seduction, it actually feels more like a superpower.

Wiz: Look, we're not kidding. He once seduced a female assassin sent to kill him so thoroughly, she threw herself in front of the bullet meant for him. She knew him for less than two minutes.

Boomstick: Yeah, sometimes Bond does stuff I can only describe as "superhero shit". Look at this. So, why not follow that impulse and give him some superhero gadgets, too?

We cut to Wiz.

Wiz: Developed by MI6's resident quartermaster, Q, Bond's spy gadgetry often compliments his knack for problem solving and quick thinking.

Boomstick is shown holding Bond's explosive pen and repeatedly clicking it.

Boomstick: He's got a pen that'll explode after three clicks and disarm after a fourth, an Omega Seamaster watch that can shoot a laser beam, a cigarette that fires a miniature rocket, and C4 toothpaste that can be remotely detonated. Probably a safer bet than that pen, especially if you're a compulsive clicker like me... Wait, was I on three or four?

Boomstick worriedly holds the pen away from himself while Wiz stands back in concern. Nothing happens before we cut back to the analysis.

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The Rocking Spy
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Wiz: He also occasionally wears a lightweight bulletproof vest, as well as a garrote wire for quiet kills and a grappling hook hidden within his belt buckle.

Boomstick: That's only the semi-normal shit! He's carried arbuds that give him super hearing, X-ray shades, ultrasonic cufflink grenades, a stun gas keychain, a cellphone taser, exploding remote control drones, a nano suit that turns him completely invisible, and a freaking jetpack! You've gotta have a hell of a pair of thunderballs to piss off a crazy Scot ridin' one of those.

Wiz: But his greatest weapon is the one, the only...

Boomstick: His dick!

Wiz: ...the Aston Martin DB5.

Boomstick: Oh, I thought, I thought we were still talkin' about him... never mind. This absolute beauty isn't just good looks. She's packin' front-mounted machine guns, oil slicks, smoke screens, and of course, the ejector seat. Oh, and good luck tryin' to break in, this baby is insanely bulletproof! Like, just look at this. It won't stop! Still goin'. Stiiiiiill goin'.

Wiz: Q has provided numerous vehicles over the years with evermore insane features, like a submarine transformation, light-bending holograms, and a remote control built into Bond's phone.

Boomstick: Ah, just look at him, livin' his best life. And why wouldn't he? He's a globe-trotting ladies man with the UK Treasury as his personal credit card. He's got the world in the palm of his hand.

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Heroes and Villains
by James Christian Hepher
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Wiz: But for some, the world is not enough. Though Bond's iterations may vary, one thing remains throughout. Behind that debonair smile and British wit is a broken, soulless shell. A man only good for killing.

Boomstick: I guess it's no surprise that a dude who smokes up to 70 cigarettes a day and routinely drinks enough to enter a coma might have a death wish.

Wiz: Now, James wasn't always like this. Not long after getting his Double-0, he found love, and loved so much, he left the Secret Service behind.

Boomstick: But there are some lives you can't escape, and some lives you can't save, no matter how hard you try. Sometimes all that's left is to kill the love inside you until all that matters is revenge!

Wiz: There's no denying Bond's... psychopathic tendencies. He's killed hundreds of enemy combatants over his career, and might just enjoy the act of torture.

Boomstick: But what makes me respect him is he never forgets a pun afterward.

Wiz: All that hate and regret wrapped up into one man with nothing to live for. The perfect assassin for a dying empire.

Boomstick: Bond is strong enough to hold his own against superhuman henchmen like Oddjob and Jaws, who can lift a van off the ground.

Wiz: He's survived being blasted by a stinger missile, falling hundreds of feet into a river, and having his... eggs scrambled.

Boomstick: At his best, he's even fast enough to dodge gunfire nearly point-blank, and missiles... while in freefall... and still shoot people-, thi-this is the superhero shit we were talking about.

Wiz: Time and time again, he's outsmarted criminal masterminds like Dr. No, Goldfinger, and Scaramanga, the man with the Golden Gun. He's even bested the worst of them all: his arch-nemesis, the international terrorist, Blofeld.

Boomstick: In two different timelines, no less. And, plot twist! In the second, Blofeld was Bond's — bom bom bom! — long-lost adoptive brother! Which, if I recall correctly, also happened in Austin Powers. But that's why we love the old Scottish so-and-so. Who else could escape a giant space laser by kitesurfing on a tsunami? What more can we say about 007? He's got the best job in the business, and nobody does it better.

John Wick

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Urgent Action
by Christopher Willis
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Boomstick: You ever just, screw up? Like, really badly? Like, make the worst mistake ever, so bad, you're just f**ked for the rest of your life?

Wiz: Yes... Uh, let's lay out a... hypothetical. You see a car that you like, but its owner won't sell. So, you follow him home, beat him senseless, steal his car..., and kill his dog.

Boomstick: The dog his beloved wife gifted him.... after she died... veeeery recently. So yeah, pretty big mistake.

Wiz: And this man... well, he just happens to be the single deadliest assassin in the entire world.

Boomstick: He may be called Baba Yaga, but he's not the Boogeyman. He's the one you send to kill the goddamn Boogeyman: John Wick.

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Loud Action
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Boomstick: So yeah, that's one pretty huge mistake.

Wiz: The full story of this spectre is almost nonexistent, but rumor has it he was trained by the Ruska Roma crime syndicate from a young age, before moving to America and making a name for himself in its criminal underworld.

Boomstick: Terrifying enough to scare the living daylights out of even the most hardened murderers.

Wiz: Wick is a master martial artist, combining several schools into an all-purpose fighting style that focuses on maximum efficiency with minimal effort.

Boomstick: Almost no one who has fought him directly has lived to tell the tale, so which specific forms he practices are for his eyes only. So, why don't we look at the martial arts used to prepare for the movies by everyone's favorite immortal, Keanu Reeves?

Wiz: Reeves combines sambo, aikido, judo, and Brazilian jujutsu for defensive joint locks, throws, and wrestling moves to avoid as much damage to himself as possible while using his opponent's own weight against them.

Boomstick: Though, his go-to is Krav Maga, which is designed to take all the best moves from various martial arts to make the ultimate fighting style.

Wiz: While most martial arts are designed with other purposes in mind, like exercise, Krav Maga's entire goal is basically murder.

Boomstick: And boy, if that isn't Wick to a tee. In his hands, literally anything can be a deadly weapon. Knives, swords, books, his belt. Shit, he once took out three guys with a pencil. A number two pencil! And thanks to John's precise understanding of the human body, he can target weak points and vital organs with ease.

Wiz: But, thanks to the Continental, he doesn't have to rely on writing utensils to execute his victims.

Boomstick: Imagine a chain of hotels around the world that serve as a front for a whole underground society of assassins. He can consult the wine steward's robust selection.

Wiz: Pistols, revolvers, submachine guns, assault rifles, shotguns, plastic explosives, it's all on the menu.

Boomstick: Though, Wick prefers his Heckler & Koch P30L, a polymer-framed semi-automatic handgun that holds 15 rounds of 9x19 Parabellum.

Wiz: Which he wields like an artist does a paintbrush. Wick can empty entire rooms full of enemies before they can blink. Once even taking out seven armed guards in only three seconds.

Boomstick: He's the definition of accurate, almost never missing a shot, and that includes on horseback. And... motorcycle back. If he's got a view to a kill, you can bet he's takin' it.

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Pure Action
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Wiz: And he comes literally dressed to kill with his perfectly tailored, tactically lined suit jacket that is completely bulletproof. Even repeated gunshots from close range do nothing to him.

Boomstick: It also helps him blend into the shadows for some sick stealth kills, and even disappear in plain sight like the goddamn Batman!

Wiz: Wick eventually joined the Tarasov Mob and quickly became one of their top enforcers. A grim reaper who hunted their enemies with divine prejudice.

We cut to Boomstick, who is still clicking Bond's explosive pen.

Boomstick: But maybe this angel of death was more human than we first thought. After years of bein' a badass, Wick wanted out of the mob to get married to the love of his life and retire. Wow, I wonder how that first date conversation went. Man, she must've really fallen for him, I guess he put the "ass" in "assassin".

Wiz: So, his boss gave him an impossible task: he could leave, if he wiped out every last one of the mob's enemies in a single night. Which he did. Because human or no, he's still John Wick.

After a brief silence, Wiz realizes what Boomstick is doing and stares in shock at the pen as he clicks it increasingly faster. Still, nothing happens as we cut back to the analysis.

Boomstick: And he lived happily ever after. Well, until his former boss' snot-nosed son screwed up. Like, really badly. Great job, Theon, ya never miss!

Wiz: That wasn't just some dog, but a semblance of hope. The opportunity to grieve unalone. His last tether to a happy life.


Wick snipes a bullet through the unsuspecting head of Gregori.


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Hot Pursuit
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Wiz: So Wick was back, with a vengeance. Prepared to kill every last person that got in his way until the whole of New York's criminal underworld had been raised by his bloody crusade. Over the course of the three movies, which span only about two weeks, Wick left over 300 bodies in his wake.

Boomstick: Three. Hundred. Running into him is like seeing the sky fall: you're going to die. There's no escape! He's survived being stabbed, rammed by cars, shot in the stomach, blown up, mutilated, and knocked off of a 10-story building, all within a fortnight.

Wiz: Oh, and somewhere in there he found the energy to trek through the Saharan Desert?! And it's not like his injuries from the previous movie had time to heal, or the ones from the movie before that!

Boomstick: We cannot emphasize this enough; John Wick is unstoppable!

Wiz: He's strong enough to toss around full grown men, snap bone, and body slam two assassins through a bulletproof glass floor!

Boomstick: Wick absolutely annihilated his former Tarasov employers, the Neopolitan crime family, Camorra, and fended off an international army of assassins attacking him at random, one after the other, every few minutes.

Wiz: Even after being declared excommunicado by the Continental, bereft of his former resources, he killed every last soldier sent after him by the High Table.

Boomstick: With barely a quantum of solace to rest! Like we said, completely unstoppable. Outgunned, outmanned, it doesn't matter. John Wick lost everything in the world that meant anything to him, and that means he won't stop killing until there's no one left, or he dies trying... and good freakin' luck with that!

Prelude

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

Boomstick: IT'S NO TIME TO DIE FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

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Secret Service
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In an elevator, the MI6 Double-0 agent James Bond is tightening his suit's straight tie. As he puts away his pen in his jacket pocket, the elevator opens to reveal the Continental Hotel lobby, which he turns towards. In the distance, we see another man sitting at a bar whom Bond walks towards as Q speaks to him over comms.

Q: He's not one to be taken lightly. Be careful, 007. And, happy hunting.

Bond: Your concern is always touching, Q.

Taking a seat next to the legendary hitman, John Wick, who is looking at something on his phone, 007 proceeds to make a request to an unseen bartender.

Bond: Vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.

He then turns to Wick with a jovial-sounding offer.

Bond: What can I get you, mate? Drinks are on me.

The monotone and widowed John attempts to ignore him.

Wick: I prefer to be alone.

He suddenly finds himself at gunpoint by Bond's Walther PPK, with him revealing his intentions.

Bond: Unfortunately, I wasn't asking, Baba Yaga. Now, you can come with me or we can do this here.

Putting away his smartphone, the unfliching Wick brusquely informs him of Continental's neutral ground rules.

Wick: Killing isn't permitted on company grounds.

Bond: Lucky me.

Knowing now that his assailant was undeterred by the rules, Wick in response pulls out his pistol and quickly turns towards his adversary. Both fire their guns directly into one another's stomachs, knocking each other backward out of their seats.

They are quick to recover, but Wick swiftly disarms Bond of his pistol before smashing him with a bar stool. Bond knocks away the Wick's own gun with a tray before getting disarmed again and rolling over another nearby bar.

Wick throws what remains of his bar stool leg at Bond, the connecting hit serving as a distraction for him to retrieve his weapon and take aim, only to find Bond is now casually smoking a cigarette.

Bond: Seems you've got me at a disadvantage. You won't mind giving a dead man walking one last smoke?

With the battle on hold, John asks one question.

Wick: What does MI6 want with me?

Bond puffs some smoke before replying.

Bond: Your reputation precedes you. I'll be sure to keep up.

Wick: No. You won't.

Bond only winks at him before shooting a fiery mini rocket from his cigarette, which hits the unexpecting Wick and sets his jacket ablaze, all the while causing him to drop his smartphone, which is shown with a photo of him and his deceased wife.

Taking advantage of this, Bond retrieves his Walther PPK as Wick puts out the flame and recovers to take aim. Both shoot bullets that collide mid-air, with Bond's bullet disarming Wick again while his bullet grazes Bond's cheek.

John Wick tackles him against the wall and gives a few hooks on the face before suplexing Bond. As he is pinned down, James Bond attempts to shoot him with his laser watch, but Wick knocks the arm aside and sacks him yet again before finding and taking Bond's explosive pen, clicking the end to release the tip. Bond manages to roll out of the way as Wick tries to stab him with it and gets back up for control of the writing utensil.

As both get up and continue struggling to take back the pen, multiple clicks of the pen can be heard mid-brawl. Bond remembers what this pen does while Wick seems to realize that something is wrong with it and, in a panic, the pen is thrown into the air. It lands on the ground between the two. Knowing what may end up happening, Bond can only comment during the brief and awkward silence...

Bond: (sigh) To be entirely honest, I lost count-

Before he can finish speaking, the pen blows up in a massive explosion, destroying the floor and sending them down to the ground floor below. Catching their breaths, Wick takes up his pistol once more and shoots at a retreating Bond, who hides behind a pillar and pulls out a remote access panel.

Honking is heard and lights blare onto Wick. Bond's Aston Martin crashes into the scene and with a press of his panel, the car's headlight turrets emerge and fire at Wick, forcing him to duck and roll away from the ensuing gunfire to take cover.

As they notice each other in their respective covers, Wick shoots away Bond's remote panel, cracking the screen and causing the vehicle to malfunction. It wildly drifts in circles, firing its turrets nonstop. Wick charges at Bond while dodging the bullets of the rampaging car, entering a close quarter combat knife fight, with the Aston Martin interrupting the bout once, forcing Bond to duck and Wick to hide behind the pillar.

Wick eventually kicks away Bond's knife and stabs him in the chest, who retaliates with a headbutt that knocks Wick away. Bond notices his Walther PPK nearby as Wick takes a few bullets from the car. He retrieves it as Wick prepares another shot, but Bond is quicker and fires first. The bullet hits Wick square in the chest, piercing his weakened bulletproof suit.

Despite the shock of his wound and dropping his pistol, John Wick charges at James Bond and suffers two more bullets in the upper chest before pinning him against a pillar. In his predicament, Bond notices a glass chandelier from the previous floor above his vehicle. Formulating a plan, Bond gives Wick one more line.

Bond: What comes around goes around, as they say.

More of the Aston Martin's ammo hits Wick in the back, allowing Bond to kick him away onto the vehicle, which crashes into another pillar and stops spinning. Bond uses his laser watch to shoot at the chandelier's hanging chain, causing it to begin dropping towards Wick. Unable to escape his fate due to his wounds, John Wick can only give a comment of acknowledgment...

Wick: Yeah.

... before getting crushed between the Aston Martin and chandelier, killing him instantly. As Bond catches his breath, Wick's smartphone, still consisting of the photo between him and Helen, dies from its damages. Q calls in to the wounded James Bond, which begins with interrupted connections but shortly picks up his sentence.

Q: James? Bond? Bond? Bond?! Come in! What's the mission status?

Bond replies with a classic one-liner.

Bond: Smashing. Positively smashing.

Q: (sighs) Oh, do grow up, 007.

Bond closes his eyes and catches another breath as the screen cuts to black.

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Results

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Secret Service
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Boomstick: I never thought Wick could lose! But I guess I'll never say never again. Though his skills and brutal tenacity would've saved Wick initially, against James Bond, you only live twice.

Wiz: You mean once, right?

Boomstick: I know what I said.

Wiz: Uh-huh. Well, despite all that, Wick met his match in Agent 007.

Boomstick: And "match" is the optimal word here. Wick may have been an expert martial artist, but Bond has actually practiced several of the same styles Wick has, and has been shown to be just as skilled a fighter, even defeating master martial artists himself.

Wiz: Wick's ability to shatter a floor of bulletproof glass definitely makes him superhumanly strong, but Bond has fought off similarly powerful henchmen in the past.

Boomstick: And while Wick's speed and accuracy with a gun may look unbeatable, Bond's is just as impressive.

Wiz: He's landed accurate shots just as well as Wick ever has, but more importantly, he has a faster quickdraw.

Boomstick: That's right. Despite being played by Neo himself, Wick has never dodged bullets. Bond, on the other hand, has, and that superior speed gave him an edge in both close quarter combat and on the draw.

Wiz: Though, since both had body armor, the fight probably wasn't gonna be won by guns alone, and that's where Bond held his biggest advantage: his gadgets.

Boomstick: There was no way Wick would see an exploding pen or a laser watch coming, and that's the whole point of Bond's gadgets; they're seemingly normal everyday objects that'll take his enemy by surprise.

Wiz: Given time, Bond has always used these to come up with game-winning strategies, even against numerically superior foes. Especially with his more absurd technology like the invisible nano suit and remote controlled explosive drones.

Boomstick: Wick's endurance might be mind-blowing, but he isn't invincible.

Wiz: He can keep fighting even on death's door, but the deadliness of Bond's trick weapons would not have given him that option.

We cut to Boomstick, who continues clicking the exploding pen.

Boomstick: Diamonds are forever, but against someone just as skilled with an arsenal straight outta science fiction, Wick's luck definitely wasn't. Bond may have been the spy who loved me, but against Wick, he was going to live and let die, and you can bet tomorrow never dies. Nailed it!

Wiz just stares at him, completely unamused by the amount of puns he used.

Boomstick: Look, I just had to fit the last few movies in, okay? D'oh, wait, shit! I forgot about Octopussy!—

The pen Boomstick's been holding throughout the episode then finally explodes as we cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: (coughs) The winner is Bond. Ahem... James Bond.

Comparison

James Bond

+ Faster reflexes & superior aim
+ Wider variety of opponents
+ Cleverer problem-solver
- Not as specialized in assassination

John Wick

+ Higher pain tolerance & stamina
+ More coverage from body armor
- Slower reaction speed
- Cannot easily counter gadgets

Original Track

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Secret Service
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Secret Service

Composition

The track for this fight is "Secret Service" by Therewolf Media. It is a jazzy orchestral piece featuring elements of the soundtrack from the John Wick series and a remix of the main theme from the 007 movies.

Title

The track's title is a reference to how both combatants have worked as secret agents for classified organizations, as well as the agency that Bond works for, which is commonly referred to as the Secret Service. It also continues the episode's running gag of name-dropping the 007 movie titles, specifically On Her Majesty's Secret Service in this instance.

Cover Art

The cover art done by John Mitchell depicts a view of Wick's tuxedo from inside of a gun barrel that's half-covered in blood, a reference to the iconic gun barrel sequence in the opening of every 007 film. Surrounding Wick's suit are various gold coins, a form of currency used for underworld services in the John Wick films. The pocket features a bloodied #2 pencil, which Wick has used to kill his enemies with before, and Bond's explosive pen from GoldenEye. The tuxedo also features a gunshot wound on the left (referencing the first good shot Bond lands on Wick in the fight's climax) and a burn wound on the right behind the pencil (referencing the hit Wick took from Bond's shooting cigarette a bit after the fight starts proper).

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between James Bond and John Wick are that they are both gun-wielding action movie protagonists who are extremely skilled and considered the best of their organization/faction (MI6 and the High Table's criminal underworld, respectively) and their profession, which revolves around assassination (spies and hitmen, respectively). However, both left their careers at one point after falling in love and marrying a woman (Tracy and Helen, respectively), whose untimely death caused them to return at a later point in time when they were no longer in their prime and left a lasting impression on their careers. Both are known for being very formal and almost always wear a suit, even while on their missions. Both are of European descent (English and Belarusian, respectively), have iconic cars that were made in the 1960s (the Aston Martin DB5 and the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, respectively), and have experienced betrayal by their associates. Additionally, both also have a writing utensil as part of their arsenal (an explosive pen and a No. 2 pencil, respectively).
  • The Rooster Teeth version of the episode uncensors Boomstick's profanity, unlike the YouTube version.
  • As revealed in the storyboards by John Mitchell, Wick was to be looking at an actual photograph of his wife instead of a picture on his phone. This photograph is burnt when Bond shoots Wick with the cigarette and eventually fell down on Wick before he died from his injuries.
    • The boards also reveal that Bond and Wick were supposed to cough up blood after falling to the ground floor of the Continental, and Bond was supposed to comment on Wick surviving his first shot to the chest in the climax of the fight.
  • In the 324th episode of DEATH BATTLE Cast, Ben Singer and Liam Swan discussed how both John Wick VS Agent 47 and James Bond VS Agent 47 were also considered as matchups alongside James Bond VS John Wick, and that the three combatants were interchangeable with each other.[1]
  • The original tagline for this episode was "Film's greatest, suavest, super assassins, new and old, try to take each other out in this shocking, positively shocking DEATH BATTLE!" For unknown reasons, this was changed to the current tagline a few months after the episode's release.

Easter Eggs

  • All 26 of the 007 movie titles are referenced throughout the episode.
    • "But which one of cinema's super assassins is packin' Parabellum, and which one will live to die another day?" references Die Another Day.
    • "From the shores of Crab Key to the Craps tables of Casino Royale, from Russia with love to Moonraker at the edge of outer space," references Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, and Moonraker.
    • "James decided on her Majesty's Secret Service," references On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    • "Bond was granted the legendary Double-0 status, and a license to kill with impunity," references License to Kill.
    • "Bond has the golden eye of an expert marksman," references GoldenEye.
    • "You've gotta have a hell of a pair of thunderballs to piss off a crazy Scot ridin' one of those," references Thunderball.
    • "But for some, the world is not enough," references The World Is Not Enough.
    • "He's outsmarted criminal masterminds like Dr. No, Goldfinger, and Scaramanga, the man with the Golden Gun," references Dr. No, Goldfinger, and The Man with the Golden Gun.
    • "The full story of this spectre is almost nonexistent," references Spectre.
    • "Terrifying enough to scare the living daylights out of even the most hardened murderers." references The Living Daylights.
    • "Which specific forms he practices are for his eyes only," references For Your Eyes Only.
    • "If he's got a view to a kill, you can bet he's takin' it," references A View to a Kill.
    • "Running into him is like seeing the sky fall," references Skyfall.
    • "With barely a quantum of solace to rest!" references Quantum of Solace.
    • Boomstick yells "IT'S NO TIME TO DIE FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!" before the fight starts instead of his usual "IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!", referencing No Time to Die.
    • "I never thought Wick could lose! But I guess I'll never say never again. Though his skills and brutal tenacity would've saved Wick initially, against James Bond, you only live twice," references Never Say Never Again and You Only Live Twice.
    • "Diamonds are forever, but against someone just as skilled with an arsenal straight outta science fiction, Wick's luck definitely wasn't. Bond may have been the spy who loved me, but against Wick, he was going to live and let die, and you can bet tomorrow never dies," references Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, and Tomorrow Never Dies.
    • "D'oh, wait, shit! I forgot about Octopussy!—" naturally references Octopussy, being the only movie title to not be used in any form of wordplay.
  • Boomstick's line "But which one of cinema's super assassins is packin' Parabellum," in the interlude references the title of the third John Wick movie, "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum".
  • Boomstick's ending line of "He's got the best job in the business, and nobody does it better." in Bond's analysis references theme song of The Spy Who Loved Me, "Nobody Does It Better".
  • Boomstick calls Wick an "angel of death" during his analysis. This could be a reference to Blofeld's Angels of Death, 12 unknowing sleeper agents from On Her Majesty's Secret Service who are being hypnotised into spreading an infertility virus around the world.
  • Boomstick's line about Wick not being the Boogeyman, but the one you send to kill it is a reference to an exchange between Viggo and Iosef Tarasov in the first John Wick movie.
  • Boomstick referring to Iosef as the Game of Thrones character Theon Greyjoy is a nod to how both characters were played by the same actor, Alfie Allen.
  • Boomstick mentions that all of Wick's durability feats were done "all within a fortnight." A fortnight is two weeks by definition (the time frame the first three John Wick movies roughly take place within), but the line is also a reference to the video game Fortnite, where Wick is a playable character and is commonly associated with in meme culture.
  • Bond and Wick's exchange of "I'll be sure to keep up," and "No. You won't," is likely a reference to a similar exchange between Zero and Wick in John Wick: Chapter 3; "I'll catch up to you, John," and "No, you won't."
  • After Wick shoots away Bond's remote control access panel, its screen says "Control Compromised: Entering deja vu mode" before Bond's Aston Martin begins drifting around in circles. This is a reference to the famous "Deja Vu" meme associated with drifting, which originated from Initial D.
  • The famous 007 gun barrel sequence where Bond shoots the screen through the barrel of a gun and blood runs down from the top soon afterward is referenced in the fight when he lands his first good shot on Wick near the end.
  • Wick's line of "Yeah," before his death is a reference to how he often says the same thing throughout his series.
  • Wick's death may be another reference to Die Another Day, where Bond kills the North Korean terrorist Tang Lin Zao by shooting down an ice chandelier, causing it to fall on top of him and impale him.

Errors

  • Although one of Wick's bullets cuts Bond across the cheek, the wound disappears immediately in the next scene and remains gone for the rest of the fight.
  • Bond's Omega Seamaster laser watch can be seen switching from left to right wrists throughout the fight.
  • When Bond shoots Wick with his cigarette and makes him drop his smartphone, we see a picture of him and his late wife Helen, with Wick on the right side of the picture. However, when we cut back to the smartphone after Wick's death, the picture is flipped, with Wick now being on the left side.

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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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