This article is about the original version of Death Battle's 13th episode. You may be looking for the re-examined version of Mario VS Sonic from 2018.


Episode 13 - Nintendo VS Sega! After over two decades, this fierce rivalry finally comes to a head in a brutal duel to the death! Will Mario's raw strength and power up arsenal trump Sonic's lightning speed and buzz-saw spines? Who will win? Who will die?

Mario VS Sonic, retroactively titled Mario VS Sonic (2011), is the 13th episode of Death Battle, featuring Mario from the Super Mario series and Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sonic the Hedgehog series in a battle between iconic video game rivals. Sonic was voiced by Caden Redpearl.


Wiz: Their rivalry is legendary and their fame unmatched. After battling for over two decades, this epic duel will finally meet a decisive end.

Boomstick: I've been waiting for this forever!

Wiz: Mario, the whimsical Italian plumber.

Boomstick: And Sonic, the hyperactive hedgehog.

Wiz: I'm Wizard and he's Boomstick, and it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.


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Buoy Base Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy
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Wiz: Mario is one of the Star Children and possesses many special abilities with the intent of protecting his home, the Mushroom Kingdom. Even as a baby, he was obviously destined for greatness.

Boomstick: When you've got an army of dinosaurs serving you before you can even speak, you know you're gonna do great things.

Wiz: He is well known for his incredible athleticism and unmatched jumping ability.

Boomstick: Who says white guys can't jump?

Wiz: Plus, he's a powerhouse, with the strength to lift heavy objects and crush enormous castles. He also uses his bare fists to smash solid brick.

Boomstick: With his jumping skills and weight, he can pound and crush his foes into oblivion, and if he needs some extra firepower, well, he's got his entire arsenal of power-ups!

Wiz: His first power-up is the Fire Flower. With it, Mario obtains pyrokinetic abilities.

Boomstick: Really? I always thought the flower was just really spicy.

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Bowser's Lava Lair - Super Mario Galaxy 2
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Wiz: He can create and manipulate fire to produce a variety of devastating attacks.

Boomstick: He's also got this Frog Suit thingy. While wearing it, Mario can jump even higher, swim even faster, and breathe underwater. The only problem is no one's really gonna take him seriously wearing that thing. Ha ha! Ah, look at him!

Wiz: Several different power-ups have granted Mario flight before, but none as well as the Cape Feather. With it, Mario can fly for an unprecedented amount of time.

Boomstick: The Metal Cap turns Mario's entire body into indestructible living steel. But while Metal Mario's extremely heavy, his strength and speed are boosted, giving him ten times more power and just as much agility as before.

Wiz: The Starman envelops Mario into a blinding aura of compressed energy, granting increased speed and complete invulnerability for a short time. Touching a normal enemy in this state will instantly kill the foe. And while it's not technically a power-up, Mario has a Hammer that can crush almost ANYTHING.

Boomstick: It seems like Mario's always popping 'shrooms to get more power. And with the Mega Mushroom, he gets GINORMOUS, mowin' down people, plants, environment, hell, everything!

Wiz: Mario has battled a larger variety of enemies than any other video game hero. Whether a foe is large or small, scary or goofy, dumb or deadly, nothing has ever proved too much for him.

Boomstick: Except for keepin' track of his woman! She's always gettin' kidnapped and he's always showing up at the wrong castle. Somebody needs to throw a GPS tracking bracelet on that bitch.

Wiz: He is fairly impulsive and not much of a strategist, preferring to quickly fight his way through problems before thinking things through.

Boomstick: But that doesn't matter, Italy's greatest hero can power through anything!

Mario: It's-a me, Mario!

Sonic the Hedgehog

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Robotnik Theme (Orchestral) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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Wiz: Sonic the Hedgehog is the fastest thing alive and a Freedom Fighter battling to save the world from the tyrannical Doctor Ivo Eggman Robotnik.

Boomstick: He's not so bad for a tree-hugging hippie.

Wiz: Sonic's most notable ability is his speed. He can easily break the sound barrier in mere seconds. While his top speed is unknown, he has clocked in an average of 765 mph.

Boomstick: Holy crap! This guy must blow through shoes.

Wiz: He can further increase his speed with his trademark figure 8 technique.

Boomstick: But he's not just fast on his feet. He can curl up into a spiky ball and rip through his opponents with the Spin Attack.

Wiz: His Homing Attack rockets toward an opponent and can hit multiple times.

Boomstick: And with his Spin Dash, he can reach top speeds almost instantly. How does this guy not vomit?

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Final Boss (Orchestral) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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Wiz: During his adventures, he has used a variety of different shields to improve his abilities. Each shield can deflect minor projectiles and have environmental advantages, though they will disintegrate after blocking a deadly blow.

Boomstick: The Fire Shield can absorb, well, fire and heat, though it can't survive underwater. No shit. But with it, Sonic can use a fiery dash attack.

Wiz: The Lightning Shield can't survive in aquatic environments either, but it gives Sonic a mid-air jump for further aerial control.

Boomstick: And with the Bubble Shield, he can breathe underwater and control his jumps with a powerful bounce. Why do we keep mentioning water, you may ask? 'Cause he can't freakin' swim!

Wiz: Sonic's ultimate power-up, however, isn't a shield at all. After absorbing thousands of Power Rings during his adventures, Sonic has become an embodiment of chaos.

Wiz: Using the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, Sonic can tap into their incredible power and summon the form of Super Sonic.

Boomstick: Super Sonic can fly, breathe underwater, and is completely invulnerable.

Wiz: Not to mention his speed is increased a thousand fold.

Boomstick: But as with most things that are unbelievably powerful, it has a time limit. Without a steady supply of power rings, it can't even last a full minute.

Wiz: And when the form finally subsides, Sonic returns to normal at peak physical form, regardless of his condition prior to the transformation.

Boomstick: While Sonic's always risking his life saving the world from all kinds of dangerous robots and demigods, he's kind of a dick.

Wiz: Sonic is cocky, arrogant, and addicted to action. He gets cranky and unstable when he's cooped up for too long.

Boomstick: And if you ignore him, hah, he'll straight up leave you!

Wiz: But despite his rough personality, he'll do whatever it takes to save the day.

Sonic: Ooh, I'd like to hang, but I've gotta juice!

Sonic runs away from the enemy.


Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!

Boomstick: But first, I gotta get me some rocket boots so I can run like Sonic.

Wiz: What? Where are you gonna get the money for rocket boots?

Boomstick: Netflix?

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for Netflix.

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

Death Battle

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Attack of the Airships - Super Mario Galaxy
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Sonic is calmly sitting in a field when Mario emerges from a pipe. As Sonic leaps back, Mario jumps down in front of him.

Sonic: All right, chubby. Let's settle this!

Mario: Let's-a go!

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Final Boss Remake (Orchestral Rock Cover) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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Sonic attacks Mario with fast combos and sends him onto the pipe he emerged from. Mario produces a Fire Flower and becomes Fire Mario. Sonic dodges the fireballs that Mario throws at him but gets hit by Mario's fire slide.

Mario: Wah-ha!

Mario hits Sonic a few times, then grabs him and spins around in a circle while holding him.

Mario: Here we go!

Mario throws Sonic against the pipe. Mario then uses his cape to throw Sonic upwards, allowing him to knock Sonic to the floor, spin him around in a lariat of fire, and throw him backwards. Mario then releases a massive storm of flame, the Mario Finale, but Sonic is unscathed by his Flame Shield. Sonic used his flame dash attack to hit Mario six times. Mario counters Sonic's dash with his hammer.

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Fated Final Battle - Super Mario Galaxy 2
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A short montage of the fight begins. Sonic throws a punch and Mario dodges it, but Sonic then hits Mario with his Homing Attack in the air. Mario then uses his Super Jump Punch at Sonic, and afterward Sonic is standing impatiently next to Tanooki Mario's statue form.

After the montage, Sonic is running as Cape Mario flies after him. Sonic activates his Thunder Shield and dashes over to a volcano with a sad face. Both the hedgehog and the plumber end up inside the volcano, staring at each other on opposite sides. A Bob-omb is caught between them. Alarmed, the Bob-omb informs several other Bob-ombs that their home is being apparently invaded by intruders.

Mario: Mamma mia!

The Bob-ombs exploded, sending Mario and Sonic flying. Sonic lands in a lake but activates his Bubble Shield to keep him breathing. However, Frog Mario ground pounds him, deactivating his shield. Sonic tries to jump out of the water, but no avail.

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Out of Breath - Sonic Colors
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As soon the song plays, knowing he couldn't stay down any longer due to lack of swimming, Sonic tries to run out of the water before he drowns, but his efforts are futile. Frog Mario swims up into the surface, until...

Sonic: Now I'll show you!

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Final Boss (Orchestral Cover) - Sonic the Hedgehog (Game)
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Super Sonic hits Frog Mario and emerges from the lake.

Super Sonic: How's that plumber?

Mario: Woohoo!

Mario slaps on his Metal Cap, becoming Metal Mario.

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Metallic Mario - Super Mario 64
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Super Sonic tries to attack him, but Metal Mario grabs him and throws him aside. Super Sonic tries a few more attacks but to no avail. After Metal Mario sidekicks Super Sonic away, he produces a Power Star.

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Rainbow Mario - Super Mario Galaxy
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Using the combined powers of the Metal Cap and the Power Star, he attacks Sonic with the Mario Tornado, only for the power to suddenly wear off.

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Metallic Mario - Super Mario Galaxy
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Super Sonic: So you're tougher than I thought, huh? Now it's time for me to finish... this...

Mario produces a Mega Mushroom and becomes Mega Mario.

Super Sonic: Whoa...

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Final Boss (Orchestral) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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Super Sonic continuously attacks Mega Mario, but his attacks do very little. Instead, Mega Mario punches Super Sonic away and the power of the Chaos Emeralds wears off, causing Super Sonic to return to peak physical bluish form.

Sonic: Uh-oh.

Sonic falls to the floor. His only option is to run as Mega Mario gives chase after he uses the Figure 8 technique.

Sonic: You're too slow!

Sonic outruns Mega Mario, who returns to normal size, albeit a bit dizzy.

Mario: D'oh!

After Mario was worn out, Sonic then returns back to the red capped plumber.

Sonic: Now's my chance!

Sonic knocks Mario back and forward with the Spin Attack, while mid-air, Sonic then Axel Kicks Mario to the ground and Spin Dashes the back of the downed plumber. The blue speedy hedgehog then jumps off of the bloodied red capped plumber.

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Greenhill Zone (Orchestra Remix) - Sonic the Hedgehog (Game)
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Boomstick: Now that's what I call a Death Battle!

Wiz: Their power-ups seemed evenly matched, countering blow for blow.

Boomstick: Mario was even capable of countering the unstoppable Super Sonic!

Wiz: But with their arsenals exhausted, Mario was no match for Sonic's natural speed. Even if they had used their lesser known power-ups like the Ice Flower or Super Emeralds, there's no reason to say the result would be any different.

Boomstick: Looks like Mario just couldn't keep up.

We cut to the "Sonic" winner card.

Wiz: The winner is Sonic the Hedgehog.



  • The connections between Mario and Sonic are that they are both some of the most popular and iconic video game characters in existence, having had a rivalry going on between them and their companies (Nintendo and Sega, respectively) in the gaming industry ever since the 1990s and having revolutionized the gaming industry ever since their very first game (Mario invented the platformer genre with the original Donkey Kong and Sonic sparked the 16-bit era with his eponymous first game). Both are adventure-loving, thrill-seeking, red and blue heroes who excel in a certain athletic ability (jumping and running, respectively) and have a variety of transformations from different power-ups they come across, including super forms that make them invincible (Invinicble, Rainbow, White Tanooki, White Racoon, and White Cat Mario for Mario, and Super and Hyper Sonic for Sonic). Both are also arch-enemies of tyrannical egotists ruling a large empire that are hellbent on conquering the world/universe (Bowser and his Koopa Troop, and Doctor Eggman and his Eggman Empire, respectively), have younger sidekicks who are easily frightened (Luigi and Tails, respectively), love interests associated with the color pink (Princess Peach and Amy Rose, respectively), dumb but powerful treasure guarding rivals turned allies (Donkey Kong and Knuckles the Echidna, respectively), doppelgänger/counterpart arch-rivals and frenemies (Wario and Shadow the Hedgehog, respectively), and have also teamed up with an alternate version of themselves (Paper Mario and Classic Sonic, respectively). Both have traveled through space to help motherly figures and their factions (Rosalina and the Lumas, and Mother Wisp and the Wisps, respectively), fought against alien invasions (the Shroobs and the Black Arms, respectively), ancient deities that want to spread their worlds into eternal darkness (Dark Star and Dark Gaia, respectively), and worse counterparts who want to surpass them in every way (Wario and Metal Sonic, respectively).
  • As part of the original planned 26 episodes, this would have been the Season 1 Finale. However, during its production, Ben Singer decided to forgo the planned seasonal format (though it would later be readopted, starting with Season 3).[1]


  • In Sonic's "Background" slide, not only is "Unknown" misspelled as "Unkown", but his age is listed as 16 despite it being officially 15.



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