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Episode 15 - Star Wars VS J.K. Rowling! Can a wizard from Hogwarts fight a Jedi Master in a one-on-one duel to the death? Two heroes from two generations enter the ring, and only one will survive!
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Luke Skywalker VS Harry Potter is the 15th episode of Death Battle, featuring Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars series and Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series in a battle between iconic fantasy heroes. Harry was voiced by Chad James.

Interlude

Wiz: Every generation has idolized a sci-fi hero.

Boomstick: Like Luke Skywalker, Legacy of the Jedi.

Wiz: And Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived.

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.

Luke Skywalker

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Mission Complete
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Wiz: As the orphaned son of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker carries the blood of the most powerful Sith Lord ever known. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, who kept him safe by disguising his true powers before being taught by a wise old mentor in the ways of the Force.

Boomstick: Luke's weapon of choice is the lightsaber, a combination of my two favorite killing tools: swords and lasers!

Wiz: Despite having little formal training, Luke advanced in lightsaber combat much faster than any other Jedi.

Boomstick: He even took down a freakin' TIE fighter with it, only a month after he blew up the Death Star. What a badass!

Wiz: Luke is a master of Form V (Djiem So), an aggressive combat stance with defensive postures, specializing in both perseverance and pressuring an opponent.

Boomstick: Despite what you might think, the lightsaber isn't just for killing; it also works pretty damn well for defense.

Wiz: Even so, Luke's most instrumental tool is his unrivaled connection to the Force. He can apply it in three aspects: Control, Sense, and Alter; controlling all aspects of the body, sensing and utilizing his surroundings, and altering the environment.

Boomstick: Like the mind trick thingy! Oh-ho man, the terrible things I would do with that.

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Wiz: When injured or exhausted, he can push his physical limits with the Force Body ability, and use Flashburn to negate pain until he can mend his wounds with Force Heal.

Boomstick: Also, Luke uses the Force to move things with his mind, with almost no limits!

Wiz: Finally, Luke can use Shatterpoint to identify any possible weakness or fracture in a subject. Add just a little pressure with the Force...

Boomstick: ...and BOOM! They explode faster than a Firestone tire!

Wiz: Luke has defeated a wide variety of foes, ranging from Stormtroopers to deadly Sith Lords, one of which Luke had to construct a second lightsaber to beat.

Boomstick: His shorter red Shoto Saber was made to counter the Sith Lumiya's lightwhip, and it worked pretty damn well.

Wiz: He still carries it, though prefers a single blade over two-handed combat.

Boomstick: Ha ha, penis joke. Anyways, Luke doesn't have an obvious weakness, aside from some pretty serious daddy issues. He doesn't carry a blaster, but unlike other stupid Jedi, he isn't afraid to use one.

Wiz: While Luke is no fan of violence, he certainly will not pull any punches.


Luke: I am a Jedi, like my father before me.


Harry Potter

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Wiz: As an orphan, Harry Potter carries the talents of the most powerful Dark wizard ever known: Lord Voldemort. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, who kept him safe by disguising his true power before being taught by a wise old mentor in the ways of magic.

Boomstick: Now why does that sound familiar?

Wiz: Harry wields an 11-inch phoenix core holly wand. He has learned many spells and is exceptionally skilled in charms.

Boomstick: His trademark attack is the Disarming Charm, Expelleraptamus... or whatever.

Wiz: Expelliarmus.

Boomstick: ...Which can either knock a weapon away or throw the opponent through the air.

Wiz: The Confundus Charm temporarily confuses the target...

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Wiz: ...Stupefy stuns people, and the Shield Charm protects Harry from all attacks.

Boomstick: And he can summon anything he wants to him with Accio. (clears throat) Accio money! Accio loose women! ...Damn.

Wiz: His Firebolt is a racing broom that can reach 150 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds.

Boomstick: That's even faster than Wiz getting shot down by a woman!

Wiz: Right! ...wait, no! Back to spells! Harry is also experienced in curses. He destroys objects with Reducto, slashes enemies with Sectumsempra, and controls minds with Imperius.

Boomstick: And then there's the Killing Curse... abracadabra.

Wiz: Avada Kedavra.

Boomstick: Oh. That magician wasn't trying to kill me. I guess I should probably go apologize to his family.

Wiz: While Harry's never used the Killing Curse, it is implied that he can. It is an instant kill and unblockable.

Boomstick: Unless it hits a wall... or a sword... or anything really.

Wiz: Almost all magic requires a line of sight and eye contact to perform. The Killing Curse is no exception.

Boomstick: Harry also knows Appara-teleporting, and can do it without a wand.

Wiz: His training in Occlumency defends his mind from any sort of mental attack or illusion.

Boomstick: And he's got all sorts of other spells, but I seriously doubt the tickle charm's gonna help him much in the fight, so let's move on.

Wiz: Harry owns the Cloak of Invisibility, an unrelenting Deathly Hallow that hides the wearer from sight and cannot be detected.

Boomstick: Unless he makes a noise or pokes his foot out.

Wiz: Harry is a quick draw with his wand and has performed many great feats at very young ages. He has also mastered nonverbal spells.

Boomstick: By the time he was 17, he was beating up way more experienced wizards. In the battle for Hogwarts, he had no problem kicking a ton of Death Eater ass. Not to mention, Lord Voldemort himself.

Wiz: Afterwards, Harry became head of the Dark Wizard Hunting Aura office, even though he is technically a Hogwarts drop-out.

Boomstick: He never did finish that seventh year, but I guess if you killed the lord of ultimate evil, you'd get a G.E.D.


Harry uses his wand on a candle in a jar, which creates a huge fire. He then uses another spell to put it out.

Harry: Engorgio. Reducio!


Prelude

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all! But first, let me recommend Carbonite.

Boomstick: For all your Han Solo freezin' needs.

Wiz: Uh, no, Boomstick. It's a website.

Boomstick: What?

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for Carbonite.

Boomstick: But right now, it's time for a DEATH BATTLE!!!

Death Battle

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In Cloud City, Luke is standing when he notices Harry Potter walking towards him with his wand drawn. He activates his lightsaber while Harry stops in his tracks.

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Harry: Avada Kedavr—

Just as Harry is about to use the Killing Curse, Luke uses Force Persuasion to stop him. However, Harry manages to break free using Occlumency. He then prepares once again to cast the Killing Curse.

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Harry: Avada Kedavr—

Harry is once again interrupted by Luke, who uses Force Push to knock him back. Luke then leaps towards Harry with his lightsaber swinging, but Harry uses Apparition to teleport away from him. When he reappears, Harry proceeds to fire nonverbal spells at Luke, which he deflects with his Lightsaber. Luke leaps at Harry once again, but like before, he teleports out of the way.

Harry: Expelliarmus!

He fires that and a few more nonverbal spells, but Luke blocks all of them before using the Force to knock Harry's wand out of his hand. Luke charges at Harry, who teleports to the wand.

Harry: Accio Firebolt!

Luke throws his lightsaber at Harry.

Harry: Protego!

Protego deflects the lightsaber, which Luke leaps up to catch. He is suddenly hit by the Firebolt, which knocks him back to the ground while Harry is lifted onto it and rides off on it. Harry flies by multiple times while firing his nonverbal spells, all of which Luke is able to deflect or block. Luke then manages to catch Harry and the Firebolt with the Force and causes them to crash downward into the roof. Afterwards, Harry disappears with the aid of the Cloak of Invisibility while Luke is unable to detect his opponent's presence.

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Harry: Confundo!

Luke throws his lightsaber in the direction where he hears Harry.

Harry: Stu...

Harry teleports out of the way of the incoming lightsaber.

Harry: Stupefy!

Luke rolls to avoid the spell before catching his lightsaber and using Force Push again, knocking the Cloak of Invisibility off of Harry. Luke then uses Force Choke, lifting Harry into the air and stopping him from casting any verbal spells. He then throws his lightsaber towards Harry, who casts a nonverbal spell that manages to hit the lightsaber's handle, destroying it.

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Afterwards, Harry is freed.

Harry: Avada Kedavra!

Luke rolls once again, evading the Killing Curse. Harry fires multiple nonverbal spells at Luke, who simply blocks them using the Force.

Harry: Sectumsempra!

Luke is caught off-guard by the attack and is left with a wound to his side.

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But quickly recovering, he then uses Shatterpoint. Over on Harry's forehead, Luke finds the weak point he needs in Harry's iconic lightning bolt scar. Harry's wound begins to expand, eventually causing it to burst, making blood spurt from it. Harry screams in agony as Luke takes out his shoto saber with the Force and throws it at Harry, impaling and killing him.

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Results

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Boomstick: Man, Harry did a surprisingly good job keeping Luke at a distance.

Wiz: But Luke fought smart and tried to finish Harry off quickly with Force Persuasion, but Harry was able to resist thanks to Occlumency.

Boomstick: Then Luke used Force Choke to stop Harry from casting spells.

Wiz: And although Luke can dodge the Avada Kedavra, the instantaneous Sectumsempra curse caught him off-guard. But with Shatterpoint, Luke discovered an exploitable flaw.

Boomstick: That famous lightning bolt scar, which Forced Harry to lose the battle.

We cut to the "Luke Skywalker" winner card.

Wiz: The winner is Luke Skywalker.

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Luke and Harry are that they are both traditional heroes and main protagonists of a ground-breaking fantasy series. Both were separated from their families while they were infants due to their connection to a powerful and feared dark lord (Darth Vader and Lord Voldemort, respectively), and for their own safety, were left in the care of their aunt and uncle. As they grew up, they were actively discouraged from learning about their family's past, and by extension, their supernatural abilities (the Force and Magic, respectively). Both eventually started to learn about their families and powers thanks to the arrival of a bearded stranger (Obi-Wan Kenobi and Rubeus Hagrid, respectively), who were the ones to deliver them to their aunt and uncle when they were infants and would help start their journey of becoming a supernatural warrior (a Jedi and a Wizard, respectively). Despite their uncle's protests, both eventually embarked on their fantastical journeys, leaving home for the very first time. Although capable practitioners thanks to their family line, they would learn considerably more under an older and wiser mentor (Yoda and Albus Dumbledore, respectively). Both had parent(s) that took part in significant wars (Anakin Skywalker in the Clone Wars and both James Potter and Lily Potter in the First Wizarding War, respectively), as well as a mentor who knew their parents, took part in those same wars, taught them supernatural abilities, and willingly accepted their deaths, which they witnessed, during another large war (Obi-Wan Kenobi who took part in the Clone Wars and was killed during the Galactic Civil War, and Albus Dumbledore who took part in the First Wizarding War and was killed during the Second Wizarding War, respectively). Both would become great heroes as they participated in said war and defeated a powerful dark lord (Palpatine and Voldemort, respectively).
  • Harry was originally planned to fight against Aang as part of the original planned 26 episodes.[1] However, at the time, Ben Singer had not watched Avatar: The Last Airbender yet. After doing so, he decided that Aang would be far too strong for Harry and switched Aang out with Luke after remembering how it was a matchup he heard back when he was in high school.[2]
  • This episode was confirmed to have been done to commemorate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Errors

  • The very first line of the episode mentions both combatants being sci-fi heroes as the main connection, even though Harry Potter is a pure fantasy series instead of science fiction.

Other

  • Despite Luke being more well-known as a movie character, this is technically the first Novel VS Novel episode due to him first appearing in the 1976 book Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, with the next one being Sauron VS Lich King.
  • This is the first episode to feature a character from a book series, with the next three being Hercules VS Sun Wukong, James Bond VS John Wick, and Sauron VS Lich King.
  • This is the first Movie vs Book-themed episode, with the next one being James Bond VS John Wick.
    • This is the first time the movie character wins.
  • This is the first episode where one of the combatants was voiced by either Ben Singer or Chad James themselves, as Chad voiced Harry for this fight rather than using voice clips of the latter.
    • This was likely done because there are no clips of Harry using Avada Kedavra, as he has never casted it in any official Harry Potter media.

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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