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Lex Luthor VS Doctor Doom is the 142nd episode of Death Battle, featuring Lex Luthor from DC Comics and Doctor Doom from Marvel Comics and in a battle between genius megalomaniacal supervillains. Lex was reprised by Gianni Matragrano and Doom was voiced by Steven Kelly.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Lex Luthor, CEO of LexCorp and nemesis to Superman.

Boomstick: And Doctor Doom, king of Latveria and "doom" of the Fantastic Four.

Wiz: The intellect of these two evildoers is unmatched in their own worlds.

Booomstick: But what happens when the geniuses of these spiteful nerds collide?

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.

Lex Luthor

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Triangulum
by Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: In the city of Metropolis, soaring above all other structures, one can find, atop the tallest building... an L.

Boomstick: Who's the dickbag that decided to literally hang that L over everyone's head? Just the one and only Lex Luthor.

Wiz: Born and raised in Smallville, Kansas, Lex's early life was... complicated. His father, Lionel, was a scientist doing dubious experiments on Martian Manhunter.

Boomstick: When the lid was cracked on this evil science operation, assets had to be covered. So, Lex and his old man got a convenient memory wipe, reducing Lionel to an alcoholic and sending Lex down a path to get away from his deadbeat dad. Right there with ya, bud!

Wiz: But because this is comics, that's just Lex's story in one continuity.

Boomstick: In another, he's a mad scientist. In another, he's a self-made billionaire. And in yet another, he was friends with Superboy, until Superboy made him bald. No wonder this guy's so cynical.

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Villain Machine
by Dan Weniger
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Wiz: Regardless of which Lex we're talking about, he hates Superman. In his eyes, if Superman continues to exist, humanity will become weak and reliant on him and ultimately perish... supposedly.

Boomstick: Ever since Supes flew into town, he's been Lex's undoing.

Wiz: But also his driving force in creating technology, chief among them being his Warsuit.

Boomstick: This bad boy comes equipped with loads of goodies: a force field, electro blasts, missiles, a chest laser, and wrist blades for all your Batman-shankin' needs.

Wiz: Lex has utilized many different energy sources for his suits, but his newest and greatest is the Mother Box, a nigh-inexhaustible piece of New God technology, with which Lex can create energy beams, repair his suit, and teleport via quantum folding.

Boomstick: The suit can survive a planet exploding, and lets ol' Lex go toe to toe with Superman himself.

Wiz: Well, it is questionable if his suit is directly comparable to Superman going all out, especially with his reliance on Kryptonite, but Lex has used it to fight with other DC powerhouses.

Boomstick: Like this orange bug man, Larfleeze, who's basically a one-man Lantern Corps. You know, that band of green boot stompers who can cross the universe in under an hour.

Wiz: Knowing DC has a universe at least a hundred trillion light-years across, this would require a speed over five quintillion times the speed of light.

Boomstick: Or, how about the time Green Lantern Kyle Rayner held back the Big freakin' Bang?

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Much of Lex's tech is relegated to the Warsuit, but he does have on hand gadgets, too. Such as a heat ray, robot replicas called Lexbots, and a special barrier that temporarily turns anything it touches two-dimensional.

Boomstick: It turns you 2D, huh? That sounds like a weeb's wet dream. How does that work?

Wiz: It's rather simple, actually.

He takes out a device and pushes the button on it, and a force field appears on him.

Wiz: By applying higher dimensional physics to a simple 2D grid, we can replicate and place the form of a three dimensional object into a lower, flattened form that...

Boomstick touches the force field and is turned 2D, rotating around the force field.

Boomstick: Ah! Make it stop, make it stop!

There is a poof of smoke, and Boomstick reappears out of the force field. He turns forward, now super thin, turning back and forth and checking himself out.

Boomstick: Wow, I knew the all-squirrel diet was a good idea!

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Unveiled
by Bob Bradley & Terry Devine-King
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We cut back to the analysis.

Boomstick: Unlike Lex's 80s tech, he's not all two dimensional. Sure, he's had his squabbles with Superman, but after Supes died -not when he punched the grey guy, when he blew up this punk, Denny- he gained a newfound respect for the Man of Steel, and took up his mantle. Maybe he isn't the bald psycho everyone thinks he is.

Wiz: Eh, doubtful. Lex's actions, both good and bad, tend to stem from one thing: he really, really wants to be Superman himself.

Boomstick: Mm, he jelly. It would explain why he made the Everyman Project, an experiment meant to turn normies into superhumans.

Wiz: Unfortunately, Lex's genes were not compatible. He still went through the procedure, but even after some "voluntary" organ harvesting, he only had six months to live.

Boomstick: Wow, Lex really does wanna be Superman, even if it kills him.

Wiz: But if Lex can't be Superman, he might as well make himself the one person that super-citizen has to answer to. Which is why Lex decided to, what else, run for president.

Boomstick: (chuckles) Can you imagine a president who's an evil billionaire and hates aliens? So unrealistic.

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Galactic Battle
by Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: Lex was already a nihilist, with few real attachments, and became all the worse when he learned he could neither be nor control Superman. Take, for example, the time he made a cure for his sister's terminal illness.

Boomstick: Well, that doesn't seem so bad...

Wiz: And then re-infected her with that same illness seconds later, just to prove he could.

Boomstick: Jesus Christ! Never mind, he's evil! Why would anyone work for this guy?

Wiz: Lex's outlook on life actually gained a big following. After traveling millions of years into the future, because comics, Lex saw a world where his goals became reality, where people quit aspiring to the impossible standards of superheroes, instead embracing who they were deep down: selfish and greedy animals.

Boomstick: So, he literally inspired a philosophy around being the opposite of Superman.

Wiz: Apparently. Isn't it ironic, though, that even those who chose to follow Lex's ideals called this philosophy "Doom"?

Boomstick: Huh, I guess "Lutheran" was already taken. Anyways, his fanboys from the future might consider it their doom, but to Lex, his ideals are everything. And to his credit, they have seen him through some pretty heavy stuff.

Wiz: Like outsmarting Brainiac, getting tortured by Joker...

Boomstick: And getting shot out of a helicopter by a gorilla! No worries; somehow, he got better.

Wiz: Even completely stripped of everything, standing before an almighty god, Lex Luthor will continue to defend his ideals. This harbinger of doom is truly beyond comprehension... or so he says.


Warden: Who is it, Superman?

Lex: Lex Luthor! The greatest criminal mind of our time!


Doctor Doom

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Dark Surge
by Nick Ingman & Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: At first glance, Latveria appears to be a humble nation located in the center of Europe. But within its borders may be the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Boomstick: That threat being the malevolent king, Doctor Doom!

Wiz: But Doom did not start out as a king. Born as a Romani, Victor von Doom had a... tumultuous childhood. After his mother's soul was taken by the demon Mephisto, and his father died on the run from an evil baron, Doom did what any mad scientist would do, and began making inventions.

Boomstick: Like his own robot replicas, and Marvel's favorite retcon device: the Doombots. Hmm, that sounds familiar.

Wiz: The technical wonders he made, while also scamming people, were so great, the Empire State University offered him a scholarship.

Boomstick: And soon began a good ol' college try by Doom.

Wiz: There, Doom built a device to communicate with his mother in the underworld. But because of a miscalculation that may or may not be thanks to the Thing, it blew up in his face. Literally.

Boomstick: It's okay, though. After the explosion gave him a nasty scar, Doom ventured to Tibet, where some monks did him a solid and helped him build a suit of armor.

Wiz: Made from a mastery of science and mysticism, Doom's titanium armor goes beyond the wonders of ordinary technology and into the absurd.

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Kill Them All
by Matt Hill
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Boomstick: It's the Swiss Army knife of power armors, complete with electrical blasts, a device that scrambles brain neurons, and a laser staff that doubles as a techno-virus.

Wiz: At full power, the suit can break through an adamantine coffin, and allegedly, contains pieces of the cross that Jesus Christ himself was crucified on.

Boomstick: Just in case a pesky Dracula comes your way, which he did! With this suit, Doom easily conquered Latveria, and overthrew the baron who gave him so much trouble years back. Aha! Take that, asshole!

Wiz: Seeing how prosperous his rule was, Doom thought if he could make Latveria better by conquering it, why not make the whole world better by conquering it?

Boomstick: Well, I mean, a panther god did say he should. Too bad he was always stopped by the Fantastic Four.

Wiz: And their leader, Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic.

Boomstick: To put it lightly, Doom frickin' hates him! One time, when Doom was being pulled into Hell, rather than try to escape eternal torment, all he wanted to do was burn and scar Reed's face.

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Fireball
by Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: To Doom, Reed Richards is a man of unquenchable vanity and unmitigated arrogance, consumed by his own ego at the cost of everyone around him.

Boomstick: Yeah, I think Doom might be projectin' a bit there.

Wiz: Though he has failed many times to conquer the world, Doom certainly has the arsenal to do so.

Boomstick: Anti-matter guns, bombs that transmute things to chrome, a molecular expander that turns tiny particles into boulders, and time-shift bombs that'll send you several seconds into the past.

Wiz: But his most interesting gadget is the Cosmic Power Siphon. While not particularly fashionable, at least, before he implemented it into his suit, the siphon has absorbed and stolen the powers of numerous cosmic entities.

Boomstick: You might be asking, "If Doom has all these gadgets, why doesn't he use 'em more often?" Well, in his own words, "Doom's reasons are his own. Do not question them."

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: But Doom is more than just a scientist. He's also a magician. In fact, a contender for Sorcerer Supreme. As such, he can employ all manner of magic spells: barriers, teleportation, mystical energy blasts, et cetera.

Boomstick: And if he ever wants to Freaky Friday a foe, he can use a mind swap technique he took from the Ovoids to switch bodies.

As Boomstick is speaking, DUMMI floats into view from the left with a device attached to his his exhaust pipe that has the words "MIND TRANSFER" written on it. He then fires beams at Wiz and Boomstick's eyes right as the latter finishes.

DUMMI: Like this.

Boomstick (in Wiz's body): Oh, how do you walk with these scrawny legs? This one isn't even a gun!

He topples over.

Wiz (in Boomstick's body): (drunkenly) Heh, why are there... (coughs) six of you? (burps) Am I drunk? DUMMI, change us back!

DUMMI floats off, laughing in glee. We then cut back to the analysis.

Boomstick: It should come as no surprise that a multi-classing nerd like Doom has taken on some of Marvel's's toughest heroes.

Wiz: He's faster than Reed Richards, who reacted to interstellar beams fired by Galactus, and has even deflected Thor's hammer.

Boomstick: The same hammer that flew Thor across the universe in seconds!

Wiz: Knowing Marvel's universe has a diameter of at least one trillion lightyears, Mjolnir must have been moving over two quintillion times the speed of light.

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Ice Man
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Boomstick: And that's not even gettin' into Doom's battles with the green universe clapper, the Hulk.

Wiz: Or the no-holds-barred punch he took from Sentry with only 7% of his suit's power left.

Boomstick: With so much tech and magic, it's a wonder Doom ever loses.

Wiz: Well, for all his achievements, Doom does have one insurmountable weakness: squirrels.

Boomstick: I knew it! Nobody's a match for those little bastards but me. But hey, as long as he stays on Buck-Tooth's good side, he should be alright.

Wiz: He also has a bad habit of just losing god-like power at the worst of times.

Boomstick: Like when his control over the Power Cosmic was taken by a plot convenient, cosmic energy stealin' super airplane.

Wiz: Still, Doom persevered and became the God Emperor of... everything. Until Mr. Fantastic stole his powers away.

Boomstick: Oh boy, if Doom already hated Reed, what did he think of him after that?

Wiz: Surprisingly, Doom's time as a god caused an epiphany of sorts. He looked back on his actions, his ego finally shattered, and in his reflection, was left with a desire to fix his ways.

Boomstick: So he took up the role of Iron Man of all people, stopped being so world conquer-y, and became a good guy.

Wiz: Just for a little bit. Don't worry, he was back to being a maniacal, would-be conqueror soon enough.

Boomstick: Ah, comic book status quo.

Wiz: It seems a literal multiverse scale intervention couldn't keep Doom from being Doom.


Servo-Guard: Your plan to destroy them has failed, master.

Doctor Doom: Failed?

Doom concentrates, causing the Servo-Guard robot to explode.

Doctor Doom: Doctor Doom does not fail.


Prelude

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

Boomstick: But first, if you wanna be as bold and confident as Lex and Doom, try out BlueChew!

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for BlueChew.

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, if you wanna be as bold and confident as Lex and Doom, try out BlueChew!

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for BlueChew.

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

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Apex of Doom
by Brandon Yates
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Lex Luthor is busy working on something while humming to himself in his advanced LexCorp laboratory when a sudden explosion catches his attention. He turns around to see levitating through the hole in the wall, a solitary figure in titanium armor and a cape. This uninvited guest was none other than Doctor Doom himself.

Lex: Oh? A visitor?

Doctor Doom descends down to explain his motives.

Doom: Mr. Luthor, your company has invaluable resources for the people of Latveria. I will be seizing them!

He pulls out a laser pistol to emphasize his point further. But Lex is not intimidated, instead he exclaimed fond interest in the prospects of the European nation.

Lex: Latveria. What an exquisite place to start a corporatocracy!

Lex pulls out a laser gun of his own to defend himself before charging and firing the first shot. Doom sidesteps it and fires his own weapon before ducking return fire. Levitating upwards to get the high ground, Doom aims and shoots down. Lex dashed forward, avoiding the laser fire to shorten the gap. He then aims his gun steadily ahead of him and fires another beam ahead of him as his opponent lands. Just as Doom aims, the beam knocks the pistol out of his hand. In retaliation, he raises his palm and fires a powerful blast, which Lex counters with another beam.

Doom: You wretch!

Lex: Pathetic.

The opposing streams of energy appear to merge and then dissipate for a brief second before combusting into a large concussive explosion that rocks the entire lab. As the dust settles, neither villain were anywhere to be seen. A capsule in the lab opens up and out jumps the real Lex Luthor. Using the Mother Box technology, he conjured up his warsuit while walking amongst the scattered remains of the "Luthor" that started the fight; a robot decoy designed to look just like him. His foe teleports back in, showing he too survived the explosion. Doom observes Lex's trickery as both stand, ready to fight again while dissing banter at each other.

Doom: Hmph. A mechanical replica?

Lex: It's called a Lexbot, you knuckle-dragging buffoon.

Doom: Its design is rather ingenious. Not as ingenious as mine, of course. But enough talk, let us end these charades.

Lex: With pleasure.

Luthor unsheathes his gauntlet blades and leaps in for a strike. But he is blocked by Doom's summoned Techno-virus staff. Doctor Doom lands some hits in while dodging the reach of the blades before finally shattering them and knocking Lex back. Doom readies himself and leaps to finish the fight, but Lex takes advantage of his newly gained distance to dispel the staff's virus and activates a barrier. It successfully traps Victor, rendering him flat and whirling him helplessly around and around in a two-dimensional space carousel.

Doom: What is this confounded contraption?!

Lex springs and exits the trap he had set and proceeds to trash talk his foe yet again.

Lex: Two-dimensional morphographic technology. I haven't perfected it, but it's more than enough to exterminate an imbecile like you!

Lex aims and fires an energy beam at Doom. However, Doom manages to free his arm and throw a time-shift bomb, which activates just before hitting the beam.

Lex: —more than enough to exterminate an imbecile like you!

The beam is fired once again. However, right as it hits the trap, Doom teleports out and reappears floating behind Lex, wiping the smugness clean off his face.

Lex: What?

Doom: Fool! You fell for my time-shift bomb! Now, Foot Dive!

Victor outstretches himself before dropping down with a Foot Dive, landing a direct hit on Luthor's bald head, knocking him off balance.

Doom: Foot Dive!

But Doom has only started, as he delivers more kicks to batter Lex about the room.

Doom: Foot Dive!

Lex catches on the pattern and dodges an incoming dropkick to get behind his attacker.

Doom: Foot—

Irritated, Lex strikes a brutal fist that plants Doom to the ground before lifting him by the foot and thrashing him about. After another punch, he tosses his quarry into the air for another beam blast.

Lex: Fool!

But it fails, as Victor prepares his next plan of attack; taking the rubble in the environment around and firing them at Luthor, while expanding the stones in size until they become large boulders. Lex bats away two stones but is eventually overtaken and incapacitated to the wall by the rocks. This gives Doom the opening to land a powerful, electrical fist.

Doom: Got you.

With one mighty uppercut, Doom releases Lex from his rocky prison and sends him backwards, the warsuit smashed into pieces around him.

Doom: What a farce.

However, no sooner did Lex get up to his feet, another warsuit is formed on him as if from nothing. His cocky smile matching Doom's evident shock.

Doom: I-Impossible!

Lex charges forward, grabs Doom at his neck and charges for a chest cannon fire.

Lex: Impossible? Peh! That word has no meaning for someone like me! What about you?!

Doctor Doom charges his whole body with electricity and repels off from Luthor's grasp. Lex charges forward and throws in several hookfists at Victor before blasting another chest cannon beam at Victor, pushing him away. With his suit's power at 3%, Doom scans Lex and identifies his foe's own power source, the Mother Box.

Doom: That box. It's... marvelous... And wasted! On YOUR incompetence!

Lex charges forward and punches at Victor, just for Doom to grab Luthor's right arm and uses his implanted cosmic power siphon to drain energy from the warsuit, recharging his suit to a power percentage shown to be over 2712%. Victor then pushes Lex away with an energy blast, immediately followed by a magical giant hand grabbing the flying body of Lex, slamming him to another pile of concrete rumble. Victor dashes forward towards Lex, whose warsuit is completely broken and fallen off from his body.

Doom: Pitiful. What kind of a man are you?

As Victor throws a punch at Lex, Lex catches the right fist of Doom with his left hand, his eyes glowing in red. Luthor uppercuts Doom to the ceiling.

Lex: A superman.

Lex punches the body of Victor through several ceilings and, as he is still flying to the sky, Lex flies up and drags the body of Doom back to the worn and torn laboratory, causing Doom to crash into the street in front of the LexCorp building, which simultaneously knocks its logo down. Luthor proceeds to throw several more punches at Doctor Doom.

Lex: Still hiding behind this hideous mask, tin man? Let's show your true face the light of day!

Just as Luthor reaches for Doom's mask, Victor uses the Ovoid mind transfer technique to switch bodies with him.

Doom (in Lex's body): Don't you see it?

Lex (in Doom's body): What!?

Doom (in Lex's body): That mask is my true face.

Doom proceeds to use the Lex Luthor's own hand to punch through his chest before swapping bodies again, just as Lex begins to feel the pain of his own hand impaling him.

Lex: N-No... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Doctor Doom charges up with an energy spike and shoots Lex into his own company logo, where several worn rebar spikes impale him. Victor throws an energy claw blast for one last time, slashing Lex's pinned body into several pieces and tearing down the whole LexCorp building in a giant explosion. The victorious Victor turns around with folded hands and applauds his new stolen powers.

Doom: This power, it's like that of the gods. (scoffs) Beneath me.

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Results

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Apex of Doom
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, the latter holding a big red capital L.

Boomstick: I've heard handing someone the L, but never pinning 'em to it!

Wiz: Having a slight speed advantage and a stronger suit by most measures, Lex was able to hold his own with Doom for a time.

Boomstick: And sure, Lex could counter some of Doom's arsenal, but he couldn't defend against being transmuted to chrome, being blasted with antimatter, or getting his nerves scrambled from the inside.

Boomstick clenches his fist, but it droops down, revealing that he is still very much 2D, much to his shock.

Wiz: What's more, Lex's mind has been swapped before; once with Superman, funnily enough.

We cut to the post-analysis.

Boomstick: Meaning if things got desperate, there was nothin' to stop Doom from pullin' a Captain Ginyu on Lex and swappin' their minds.

Wiz: Lex's Mother Box was certainly a powerful device, but he never quite mastered all of its potential. Not to mention, Doom's ace-in-the-hole, the Cosmic Power Siphon, has drained and stolen similar energy sources time and time again.

Boomstick: Galactus, Silver Surfer, and even the friggin' Beyonder! Yeah, I know, this mulleted doofus doesn't look like much, but he apparently has millions of times the power of the entire Marvel multiverse. And the Siphon took... all of it! There's NO way the Mother Box could stand up to a device like that.

Wiz: Thus, it was only a question of if Doom could bide his time before turning the tables on Lex.

Boomstick: And given all the beatdowns he's survived from Marvel heavy-hitters like Hulk and Sentry... I'd say Doom had that time.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Lex's tech was an impressive challenge that had the stats to contend with Doom. But against Doom's bewildering gadgets, magical trickery, and power-stealing Siphon, the advantage was in the Doctor's court.

Boomstick: The king of Latveria claimed his "Victor-y". Hopefully Lex isn't a sore Luthor.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Doctor Doom.

Original Track

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Apex of Doom
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Apex of Doom" by Brandon Yates. It is an epic orchestral piece accompanied by glitchy percussion. The more electronic-sounding music could be a nod to both characters' affinity for technology-based weapons and armors.

Title

The title references Apex Lex, a temporary Martian hybrid form of Luthor's, while "Doom" naturally refers to Doctor Doom, although it could also pertain to the Legion of Doom, a supervillain team founded by Lex, as well as how the future philosophy inspired by his ideals is also called "Doom". The title as a whole also refers to their statuses as supervillains.

Cover Art

The cover art done by Luis Cruz depicts a shot in space of the Earth held in the palm of Doom's hand. In front of the Earth is the green-glowing logo of the Legion of Doom. An animated version of the cover art depicting Doom's arm moving to grab the Earth can be viewed here.

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Lex Luthor and Doctor Doom are that they are both genius, green-clad, egotistical, megalomaniacal comic book supervillains with prestigious titles (the CEO of Lexcorp and the ruler of Latveria, respectively), who use their intellect and resources to create high-tech suits of armor and gadgets which allow them to challenge aliens and god-like beings despite being powerless humans. Both also often attempt to take over the world, which they believe they rightfully should, and prove their superiority over their arch-nemesis, who is a blue-clad superhero they have a jealous hatred of (Superman and Mister Fantastic, respectively), but usually always fail in both due to their massive egos getting in their way. Though they are best known for being some of the most notorious villains within their universes, both have had a temporary change of heart, during which they took up the mantle of other superheroes (Superman and Iron Man, respectively). Both also lost their parents at a young age, have disposable robot doubles with similar names (Lexbots and Doombots, respectively), and were/are rulers of countries (the president of the United States and the ruler of Latveria, respectively).
    • This is also a battle of opposites, as while both Lex and Doom want to conquer the world, the possible futures that explore it under their rule differ drastically; Lex's ideologies would result in a dystopian future run under a philosophy that brings out the worst in people (ironically called "Doom"), while Doom would bring the world together into a utopian paradise free of conflict, hunger, and disease.
    • Ironically, Doom once briefly took the mantle of Iron Man from Tony Stark, who was Lex Luthor's first opponent in a previous episode in Season 2.

Easter Eggs

  • At the end of Doom's analysis preview, after Boomstick jokes about how the alleged piece of the True Cross that Jesus was crucified in Doom's armor is for dealing with Dracula, he questions why Wiz made him do so much research on him, only to see the paper was flipped around, with it actually being on Alucard. However, before Boomstick could finish saying the name, Wiz stops him and tells him not to throw them away, saying that "Those notes may be important for the future," foreshadowing DIO VS Alucard later on in the season.
  • The last bullet point on Lex's "Background" slide states that he "Doesn’t wash his hands...because he’s evil". This is a reference to the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Great Brain Robbery", where Wally West in Lex's body improvised being evil by not washing his hands.
  • Boomstick calling the Lantern Corps as a whole a "band of green boot stompers" in Lex's analysis is a reference to the infamous killing blow of Ben 10 VS Green Lantern, where Green Lantern killed Ben Tennyson by crushing him with a construct boot.
  • Doom's "Background" slide mentioning that he hates squirrels is a reference to his infamous defeat at the hands of Squirrel Girl in Marvel Super-Heroes Vol. 2 #8.
  • At the very beginning of the fight, Lex hums the Superman theme by John Williams.
  • During the fight, a scene shows Doom repeatedly using Foot Dive, a command normal of Doom's from the Marvel vs. Capcom series that is particularly infamous for its repeated use in combos; Doom even follows the first two Foot Dives up with one of his basic attacks and launcher from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to continue the combo before Lex interrupts it.
  • The giant hand that Doom summons is a modified sprite of Master Hand from Kirby and the Amazing Mirror.
  • Near the climax of the fight, Lex punches Doom through LexCorp Tower before grabbing Doom and slamming him into the ground. This references Superman's Super Move, Final Flight, from Injustice 2, which in turn is a reference to the DCEU film Man of Steel, in which Superman does a largely similar attack while fighting Zod. It also serves as a call-back to Goku VS Superman 2 where the Man of Steel did the same attack to Goku.
  • Doom's final line, "This power, it's like that of a god's... Beneath me." is a reference to a similar quote from Fantastic Four #611, where he says, "I was a god, Valeria. I found it... beneath me."

Errors

  • In Doom's "Background" slide, his height is stated as 6'7"/188 cm. However, 6'7" would be equivalent to 200 cm.
  • At the end of the fight, Lex's eye color changes from green to blue.

Other

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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