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These 5 super fighting robots are here to settle the score! Which Mega Man shall be victorious?
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Mega Man Battle Royale is the 105th episode of Death Battle, featuring Mega Man from the Mega Man series, Mega Man X from the Mega Man X series, MegaMan Volnutt from the Mega Man Legends series, MegaMan.EXE from the Mega Man Battle Network series, and Star Force Mega Man from the Mega Man Star Force series in a battle to determine the strongest Mega Man.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Mega Man may be an icon by himself, but others have carried on his legacy, creating real immorality.

Boomstick: Immortality? Not on this show! Time to find out which Mega Man is the most mega of the men.

Wiz: While there are many versions of the character to choose from...


We see the Mega Man from the Captain N Cartoon appear on-screen...

Captain N Mega Man: Mega! Mega!

...before he gets promptly greyed out as a buzzer sound is heard.


Wiz: Not that one — this battle will feature the five most prominent: The classic era Mega Man...

Boomstick: Mega Man X...

Wiz: Volnutt, from the Legends series...

Boomstick: Battle Network's MegaMan.EXE...

Wiz: And the alien Star Force Mega Man.

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.

Mega Man

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Born of the Night 2
by Kevin Browne
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Wiz: In the year 20XX, the brilliant Doctor Light would change history forever, developing machines with A.I. so advanced, it mimicked actual life. His goal was a world where robots and humankind could live together in trust and harmony.

Boomstick: I want all you watching to remember that, because right off the bat, Light's partner, Doctor Wily, reprogrammed the bots and tried to take over the world. Just the first in a lifetime of dick moves.

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Data Charge
by Tom Peters, Gavin Harrison, Lorenzo De Feo, & Remy Mallett
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Wiz: To combat this threat, Light upgraded one of his prototypes, Rock, into the original, the classic... Mega Man.

Boomstick: Classic, huh? What's next, Diet Mega Man? Cherry Vanilla Mega Man? Mega Man Zero?

Wiz: To one of those, technically yes, but that's much later. Mega Man is armored with ultra-strong Ceratanium and comes equipped with the Mega Buster, a literal hand cannon for each arm.

We cut to Boomstick, who's wearing a Mega Buster on his arm.

Boomstick: While its normal lemon energy bloops aren't too deadly, he can charge 'em up to tear through Robot Master ass like nothin'!

He charges up his Mega Buster and Wiz ducks as he fires a shot that hits the wall, much to Wiz's annoyance.

Boomstick: Uh... meant to do that! There... was a fly... Uh, I got him!

We cut back to the analysis.

Wiz: Mega Man's most notable tool is his Variable Weapons System, which allows him to copy the data of fallen enemies to gain their weapons as his own.

Boomstick: So now, he can cut you down with the Metal Blade, light you up with the Napalm Bomb, and burn you alive with Atomic Fire, which is twice as hot as the surface of the Sun. He's basically got a tool for every occasion.

Wiz: Sure. He can shield himself with the Skull Barrier, reflect projectiles with the Mirror Buster, bypass armor with the Centaur Flash, stop time with the... Time Stopper..., and create localized singularities with the Black Hole Bomb.

Boomstick: In case this little blue buddy needs a boost, he can activate his Double Gear System, which is basically robo 'roids! They jack up his power, his speed, or both at the same time.

Wiz: And with his robotic canine companion Rush, Mega Man can access his Super Adaptor form, which grants him flight, a boost in power, and rocket-propelled punches.

Boomstick: Mega Man is strong enough to lift a 60,000-ton tower. He's tough enough to survive the gravity of Jupiter, the heat of the Sun, and absolute zero. Plus, he's fast enough to keep up with Quick Man, who can dodge lightning and can get close to the speed of light!

Wiz: Mega Man has battled over 100 Robot Masters and other robotic foes, including Sunstar, who was powerful enough to self-destruct and destroy the Wily Star, basically a small Death Star. With its size in mind, this would need energy equivalent to over seven trillion megatons of TNT.

Boomstick: Too bad all that power runs on limited ammo, though.

Wiz: Mega Man would carry the banner of peace across the world, fighting Wily's tyranny and spreading Doctor Light's dream of human-robot coexistence. And everyone lived happily ever after.... until they didn't.


Doctor Light: He's the greatest creation of my career. And I will call him... Mega Man!

Mega Man: "Mega Man"... I like it!


Mega Man X

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Toxic Rage
by Adam Drake & Tom Jenkins
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Wiz: Flash forward 100 years, when the archaeologist Doctor Cain happened upon a sleeping blue android hidden deep within a ruined laboratory. Unlike the previous model, this android possessed free will, indistinguishable from a human's. This wasn't Mega Man. This was Mega Man X.

Boomstick: This guy was built by the late Doctor Light to be better than the original Mega Man model in every way.

Wiz: Aware of the danger that such a powerful android could be, Light locked him away in a capsule that ran tests on his morality for 30 years.

Boomstick: And what better way to match decades of good boy training then waking up to worldwide war?

Wiz: Doctor Cain began mass replication of X, but his process was imperfect. Many of these Reploid robots went Maverick and embroiled the world in centuries-long warfare.

Boomstick: Despite being a pacifist, X felt obliged to step in and help. His go-to is his X-Buster, which can fire off single shots of condensed solar energy, or charge up several times over for even more power.

Wiz: He also carries his partner Zero's Z-Saber, a beam sword that can reflect projectiles and cut through nearly everything.

Boomstick: But he wouldn't be a true Mega Man without the ability to scan and copy other robots' weaponry.

Wiz: He has copied countless elemental weapons that control fire, lightning, wind, water, and ice, as well as bombs, missiles, mines, drones, lasers, and force fields.

Boomstick: He can shoot out black holes, turn invincible for a short time, and create a clone of himself, which... I really wish I could do.

Wiz: He can stop time and even resist similar effects when other robots try their own time stoppers.

Boomstick: But when he gets serious, he breaks out his Ultimate Armor. It doubles his durability, gives him unlimited ammo, allows him to fly and attack with the Nova Strike move, and teaches him some superpowered moves like the "HADOKEN!" and "SHORYUKEN!" Yeah, turns out Doctor Light was a fan of Street Fighter.

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Action Replay
by Gareth Johnson
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Wiz: But possibly his greatest ability is what the "X" in his name refers to: the X-Factor that is his limitless evolutionary potential.

Boomstick: Which is your typical anime bullshit! Powered by love or friendship or... puppies or whatever, X has completely regenerated from near death, and even reformed his whole body in only a few seconds from just his metal core!

Wiz: With all his immense power, X has defeated dozens of Mavericks, including the General. The General once tanked a planet-destroying laser, the energy of which would require 57 quadrillion megatons of TNT. He can move fast enough to dodge Optic Sunflower's lightspeed lasers, and survive channeling enough energy through his body to annihilate all of Japan.

Boomstick: After years of fighting, he managed to destroy his archenemy, the Sigma Virus, with his most powerful weapon yet: the Mother Elf! AKA, the latest thing to join our hall of fame of terrible, terrible names for awesome stuff.

Wiz: The Mother Elf is like a living antivirus software that can heal X's wounds, increase his power, and completely rewrite a Reploid's code, giving him complete control over cybernetic beings. That's how he defeated the Sigma Virus, by erasing it from every Reploid in the world all at once.

Boomstick: And the day was finally saved! ...Well, until the Mother Elf was corrupted and the biggest war ever broke out all over again, but for the ultimate peace keeper, X sure spent a lot of time kickin' ass.


X: As long as there's hope, we can change the future.


MegaMan Volnutt

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Future Shock 2
by David O'Brien
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Wiz: Thousands of years later, the world was consumed by a great flood. Humanity was all but extinct.

Boomstick: The world gets so shitty, the man in the sky himself had to step in and flush that thing.

Wiz: All that remained on the planet was a race of artificial lifeforms known as Carbons. But some of humanity survived in the orbital space station, the Elysium. This station housed the Master System, a computer program designed to control the Carbons population on Earth. But over time, all the humans on board... died. Except for one: The Master, and his assistant, a Carbon known as MegaMan Trigger.

Boomstick: Since the Carbons were basically the only humanoid lifeforms left in this super sad world, this last human figured they deserved free reign of the planet, so he told Trigger to destroy the Master System. Though, I'm pretty sure Nintendo already did that.

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Neo Tokyo
by James Seymour Brett
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Wiz: Despite being a Purifier Unit designed to protect the Master System, Trigger obeyed.

Boomstick: But, thanks to this chick Sera, he got his robo-butt whooped hard, lost all his memories, and got turned into a baby.

Wiz: Sealed away for years, he was eventually discovered by Carbon Diggers, who named him "Volnutt", and thus began his journey to stop the Master System, battle pirates, and trigger his lost memories. See what I did there?

Boomstick: Wiz, gotta talk about something you said there... Why did they name him "Volnutt"?! What a dumb name! The only thing dumber than that name was that stupid pun that you made! Well, to save the day, "Volnutt" has, surprise surprise, the Mega Buster, and he can switch out his right arm for a bunch of special weapons. Like a machine gun, a spread gun, homing missiles, grenades, mines, a sword, a reflector shield, and his most powerful weapon of all, the Shining Laser. It's a laser! ...That shines... Like, a lot... it's... it's good.

Wiz: He wears armor which lets him hover for extra speed, and also shields that can make him briefly invulnerable and invincible.

We cut to Boomstick.

Boomstick: That's it? No stopping time or farting black holes out of his butt? I guess it's not that bad.

Wiz: Well, most of these weapons pull from the same energy source rather than separate pools, and they each need to be swapped out manually.

Boomstick: Yup... Starting to think we found Diet Mega Man...

Boomstick then throws away a can of diet beer he was holding before we cut back to the analysis.

Wiz: Don't underestimate him. Volnutt is a charming hero with a lot of power. He can lift 9.5 ton stone blocks, move fast enough to evade meteors, which re-enter Earth's atmosphere at Mach 33, and even tank them head-on. That's a kinetic energy equivalent to 38 tons of TNT. He's defeated scores of giant mechs and even Sera in a rematch for the ages. All in a day's work for MegaMan Volnutt.


Volnutt: (chuckles) Don't worry, Yuna.

Yuna: Why?

Volnutt: I know Roll. She'll come looking for us, no matter what happens.


Before we transition to EXE's analysis, the screen abruptly pauses and suddenly shifts back to Boomstick.

Boomstick: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Don't try and pull that happily-ever-after crap! Humanity went extinct, the planet is flooded, and the last Mega Man is stuck in space forever because Legends 3 is never gonna happen! That peaceful future Doctor Light fought so hard for turned out to be total bullshit. And if you think about it, it's all his fault! LOVE AND PEACE ARE LIES, GOD IS DEAD, AND WE'RE ALL TOTALLY F***ED!!

He throws down the beer can he was holding in had down onto the ground in frustration.

Wiz: Maybe in this timeline, but luckily... there is another.

MegaMan.EXE

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Power Within
by Chris Blackwell & Darren Leigh Purkiss
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Wiz: Let's go all the way back to the year 20XX. Imagine, instead of revolutionizing science with robotics, Thomas Light focused on computer sciences and created a world dominated by the Internet and digital A.I. Oh, and his name is also Tadashi Hikari.

Boomstick: Oh great, the A.I. overlord timeline! Hey Siri, please don't kill everyone and take over the world.

Siri: I didn't catch that, Boomstick.

Boomstick: Oh God, it's already happening!

Wiz: Ahem. The Internet infrastructure Hikari worked on was so complex, it became its own separate universe known as the Cyberworld. This unpredictable digital universe was managed by sentient computer programs called NetNavis.

Boomstick: Reminds me of those, uh, digital Pokémon. What were those called again?

Wiz: Hikari had a grandson named Lan — yes, that's really his name — and Lan had one of the best NetNavis around: MegaMan.EXE. Together, they became the most successful virus busting duo in both the real and cyber worlds, and saved both countless times.

Boomstick: EXE can shoot foes down with his regular or charge shots with his, yes, you guessed it, Mega Buster! He can fly with his Mega Booster, and cook the shit out of a Thanksgiving Day turkey with his Mega Baster! Okay, maybe he doesn't have that last one.

Wiz: His true strength, however, lies in Lan's enormous collection of Battle Chips, which contain a variety of different weapons and tools for EXE to use. He has over 1,500 of these!

Boomstick: You know the drill by now, he's got cannons, shotguns, spread guns, mini bombs, big bombs, time bombs, shockwaves, earthquakes, meteors, swords, kunai, boomerangs, and an incredibly deadly yo-yo.

Wiz: That doesn't even scratch the surface. He can create black holes, move objects with telekinesis, turn intangible and invisible, dispel force fields, resist having his data assimilated, uninstall customized programs and weapons data in enemies, and use Giga Freeze to put programs and even the whole Internet in stasis.

Boomstick: Is that why my Internet went down last night? I might have to bring out Boomstick.EXE and kick his ass. How do I Alt-F4 this little bastard?

Wiz: Good luck getting past EXE's defenses. His Dark Aura is a barrier so tough, it could survive the end of the entire Cyberworld! And since EXE is a digital program, not an organic being, he's survived being impaled, losing limbs, and even being blown to bits before pulling himself back together.

Boomstick: Wait a minute. If he's just a program like you said, can he even fight in the real world like other Super Fighting Robots?

Wiz: He's done so before. He can enter the real world through special dimensional areas, or through sheer power output alone! He can even merge body and mind with Lan using Full Synchronization, a technique only possible if both beings have a strong mental bond.

Boomstick: Fusion, HA! Well, turns out EXE and Lan are super close, because, plot twist, EXE is Lan's stillborn dead baby brother turned into a computer program! Wow!

Wiz: Yeah, well, when they bond perfectly, they enter Hub Form, a state powerful to defeat Nebula Gray and the Dark Galaxy universe with just a wave of his hand.

Boomstick: EXE is tough enough to survive a planet-sized Cybeast exploding. That's a blast worth over 14 septillion megatons of TNT.

Wiz: He's quick enough to search practically the entire Cyberworld in less than a minute and powerful enough to absorb and recreate the same Cyberworld in a single move. And after all of that, Lan retired from virus-busting to become a scientist, whose research would play a part in the next generation of Mega Man.

Boomstick: Pretty impressive for a guy who spends all his time jackin' off.

A rimshot is heard.

Boomstick: I'm sorry Wiz, we had to work that in.

Wiz: I understand.


MegaMan.EXE: Electro Sword!

EXE uses this move on a Jelly, which causes it to deconstruct.


Star Force Mega Man

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Mysterious Universe
by John 00 Fleming & Chris Egan
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Wiz: 200 years later, the world had yet again progressed. This time with the advent and proliferation of electromagnetic, or EM, wave technology. Which is a fancy way of saying they switched their main resource from internet cyberspace to... basic radio waves.

Boomstick: Well, at least radio waves will never try to take over the world and commit genocide.

Wiz: Oh, you say that now.

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War of the Machines 2
by Bob Bradley & Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: This is Geo Stelar, the son of astronaut Kelvin Stelar. O-Okay, first "Lan", now "Kelvin"? These names are killing me, but, anyway. Kelvin got lost in space after being attacked and captured by a race of aliens made of electromagnetic waves known as... FM-ians. Like... FM radio... aliens. FM-ians.

Boomstick: Ugh... Luckily for Kelvin, he made friends with an EM alien kitty thing named Omega-Xis, who tried to help him escape by zapping him into radio waves. It... wasn't the best idea ever. But eventually, Omega and Geo met up and merged together to become... Star Force Mega Man.

Wiz: And with this transformation, Geo acquired and amplified all of Omega's EM powers. Namely, as a being composed of EM waves, he's effectively invisible and intangible.


Geo: We passed right through!

Omega: We're EM Waves, remember?


Wiz: Though the latter usually requires conscious thought to activate. He can also fly, teleport, survive in space, turn living beings into EM waves, and manipulate data itself to control other machines from the inside out.

Boomstick: Remember when Mega Man used to just be a cute little robot? Now he's a radio-alien-cat-fusion-thing! Well, at least he still has the Mega Buster, which does exactly what it did the last four times. Moving on.

Wiz: Actually, this Mega Buster is a bit different. Not only does it charge automatically when not in use, it can be modified with different Wizard Equips, no relation, to change its power, speed, and status effects.

Boomstick: (sighs) It would have been a lot better if it had Boomstick Equips.

Wiz: Well, I'm sure there's something Boomstick-related in Geo's nearly 600 Battle Cards, which provides Star Force Mega Man with numerous special weapons.

Boomstick: He's got guns, swords, hammers, axes, scythes, bombs, missiles, lasers, meteors, shockwaves, a crap-ton of elemental attacks, and when all else fails, he can just use his bare hands.

Wiz: He can paralyze foes, drain their health, summon black holes, turn invincible, heal wounds, create force fields, summon other EM beings for special attacks, and control Noise.

We cut to Boomstick.

Boomstick: Control noise? So like, when my neighbor plays music really loud, he can just turn it off with his mind?

Wiz: No, but... I thought you lived in a trailer in the middle of nowhere.

Boomstick: Yeah man. Animals are gettin' smarter.

He bites into a hamburger with a squirrel tail sticking out.

Wiz: Right...

We cut back to the analysis.

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Imperial Dragon
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Wiz: Noise is excess energy created by EM Beings, kind of like static. When utilized properly, it can cause machinery malfunctions similar to an EMP, drive EM Beings insane, and, if he absorbs enough of it, allow Geo and Omega to change into even more powerful forms.

Boomstick: His greatest form is Red Joker, which can fire the Red Gaia Eraser, a huge laser that'll reduce your body to EM particles and shoot 'em across the atmosphere.

Wiz: While you're still conscious.

Boomstick: Talk about one hell of a way to go.

Wiz: With all these powers and more, Geo and Omega have the résumé to match. They've defeated dozens of enemies, including Sirius.

Boomstick: Ha, we got her!

Wiz: Ahem, who was powerful enough to move a black hole hundreds of millions of miles in a single day. The black hole in question was Sagittarius A*, which has a mass four million times greater than the Sun. Factoring in its mass and the speed it traveled, we can get a kinetic energy of 4.6 decillion megatons of TNT. Enough to obliterate a solar system.

Boomstick: Then Star Force survived inside of that black hole like it was nothing! And since he's made of radio waves, he's as fast as light.

Wiz: Though some other EM Beings were able to fly from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy to Earth in only three days. That's over three million times the speed of light!

Boomstick: Star Force even fought EXE once. He technically lost, but he was just holding back to make sure he didn't Marty McFly the future away.

Wiz: But of all his accomplishments, his greatest feat was one that no other Mega Man up until that point had achieved. This world, and this timeline... actually turned out pretty great! All thanks to Star Force Mega Man.


Geo: Battle Card Creation!

Geo tosses up a Wibbledee Battle Card and Omega devours it, turning him into a wide cannon.

Geo: Wide Wave! Take this!


Prelude

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

Boomstick: But first, I need a mega meal from Blue Apron.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick as they read out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

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 BATTLE ROYALE!!!

(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, I need a mega meal from Blue Apron.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick as they read out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

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 BATTLE ROYALE!!!

Death Battle

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Mega Mania
by Brandon Yates ft. Sithu Aye
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The camera slowly pans up to the top of a skyscraper in Abel City, where Volnutt is overlooking the city. Suddenly, the original Mega Man teleports right behind him. Before the two machines can move, X, EXE, and Star Force Mega Man are suddenly teleported to the location as well and fall on top of them.

All five Mega Men then stand up and aim their busters towards each other and fire all at once. X leaps backwards to avoid one of EXE's Yo-Yos. The projectile returns to the owner as EXE starts firing his normal buster.

Volnutt shields himself from Rock's standard buster shots. Rock spots Star Force trying to sneak up on them and fires an upward Air Shooter to send him back. Volnutt uses the opportunity to fire at Rock, but is uppercut and sent careening off the building by X. Rock slides underneath his future counterpart and pounds him downward toward the street with a Hard Knuckle. Rock lands nearby and summons three Metal Blades that he throws at X, who narrowly avoids them as he charges up a punch.

Back on the building, EXE and Star Force are clashing blades as they fly back and forth. Star Force fires Magic Breath while EXE counters it with Air Shot. EXE charges forth, but Star Force disappears and reappears behind his foe to strike him in the back and combo him downward. As EXE recovers and checks his injuries, Star Force begins flying forward while charging his buster. EXE quickly starts charging his arm as the two unleash their powerful beams.

On the street, Rock and X continue to counter each other's Charge Shots. Rock activates the Double Gear System to fire faster and more powerful attacks, but X avoids them and takes out the Z-Saber to send Rock upwards, where he slashes the oldest bot two more times before the wounded warrior lands on the ground. X prepares for the finishing blow as he raises the Z-Saber up high, but he is suddenly shot in the back a few times by the returning Volnutt.

With X distracted, Rock fires a Crash Bomber at him, which soon explodes after he gives a quizzical look. With both bots critically wounded, Rock summons Rush to access his Super Adaptor form, X equips his Ultimate Armor, and Volnutt just stands there in shock as Rock fires a Charge Shot that X swipes away with the Z-Saber. Suddenly, EXE and Star Force fall from the sky on top of Volnutt. As the Digger stands up, he finds the other four Mega Men aiming their respective black hole weapons right at him and starts running away.

After they fire their weapons, a large black hole starts forming in the middle of the street as the music abruptly halts. EXE and Star Force fly away while X and Volnutt run in the opposite direction. Rock uses the Time Stopper to get a head start on them, but then decides to use the opportunity to fire a Charge Shot at X. However, X activates Dark Hold to counteract the time-stopping effect, surprising Rock long enough for X to dash forward and stab his predecessor in the chest with the Z-Saber, knocking him out of his Super Adaptor armor. Time resumes as X throws Rock at Volnutt, sending the Carbon into the black hole.

X begins flying away, but the determined original Mega Man grips his successor's legs tightly. X begins charging up his arm cannons as both of Doctor Light's creations are sucked into the black hole. The gravitational singularity explodes and leaves the city in ruins. As the music picks back up, both EXE and Star Force are shown to have survived the explosion and stand up from the rubble. EXE heals himself within seconds while Star Force, after staring at him in shock, witnesses X regenerate from a metal core.

An enraged Star Force begins charging towards X as EXE tries firing multiple cannon shots at Geo, who he easily avoids. X then shoots out the Mother Elf, but Geo uses his Noise powers to tear through the antivirus and possess X's body, shocking EXE and bringing it down to two Mega Men.

Star Force uses X's buster to fire the Red Gaia Eraser. EXE puts up a Dark Aura barrier to block it, but when it starts cracking, he turns invincible before entering Hub Form, after which he unleashes his strongest blast with the Final Gun that annihilates both X and Star Force. As the last Mega Man standing, EXE is left to awkwardly deal with the aftermath of the destroyed city.

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Mega Mania
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Boomstick: Whoa! I was sure X or Star Force had this one in the bag!

Wiz: Surprisingly, this battle's victor was fairly clear-cut. While the original three Mega Men had many impressive feats, they were all outclassed by EXE and Star Force's cosmic-level feats.

Boomstick: And poor Volnutt couldn't keep up with any of 'em. Even Classic had a leg up with his huge variety of weapons, but his limited ammunition meant he would never last too long. Plus, X was designed to surpass him in every way.

Wiz: X's Mother Elf may have rewritten the code of the Reploids in his time, but both EXE and Star Force were much more powerful data beings who have resisted similar rewriting before. In particular, Star Force's Noise manipulation gave him a huge advantage over the Mother Elf, which we know to be fairly vulnerable to corruption.

Boomstick: But I know what you're thinking: "Star Force is 200 years ahead of EXE. Shouldn't his tech be way better? He even held back in their canon fight!" That's, to clarify, canon in the story, not they were both using their cannons.

Wiz: True, but so did EXE; neither were fighting at their full potential, as made evident by their other feats. At best, Star Force may move three million times the speed of light, but EXE was fast enough to search the whole Cyberworld universe in a brief period of time, and powerful enough to later destroy it in its entirety.

Boomstick: And the Cyberworld isn't just a hard drive with some gigabytes. It's a universe with stars and galaxies and... the whole shebang.

Wiz: To clock EXE's speed, we first need to find the volume of EXE's field of view compared to the volume of the observable universe. With that, we can determine the number of passes EXE made across its diameter in order to search everywhere. While the manga doesn't give an exact timeframe, the situation EXE is in is dire. His ally, Bass.EXE, is on death's door, so MegaMan's solution is to zoom around the universe as fast as possible until he happens upon some tool or weapon that can help.

Boomstick: That... doesn't sound like it should work... but it does! And he couldn't have been gone for more than a minute, or Bass would've been done for!

Wiz: So, with that in mind, EXE must have been traveling over three novemdecillion times the speed of light. That's 60 zeroes long!

Boomstick: Wiz, I'm pretty sure we just set a new record for highest number ever on this show.

Wiz: You know, I think so. And it also goes without saying that while Star Force's solar system-level black hole feat was impressive, EXE destroying an entire universe is far superior. About 200 quintillion times more, if you're curious.

Boomstick: Don't forget that EXE's arsenal of Battle Chips is much larger than Geo's collection of Battle Cards. Also, EXE could've just used chips like Uninstall, Interrupt, and Catcher to disable all the other Mega Man's weapons and programs whenever he wanted.

Wiz: Well, except for Volnutt, ironically, because his weapons were manual rather than programmed.

Boomstick: You got one, buddy.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: All the Mega Men are good at what they do, but at the end of the day, EXE had the speed, power, and the tools needed to be the best Super Fighting Robot.

Boomstick: This battle totally Rocked, ...man.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is MegaMan.EXE.

Original Track

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Mega Mania
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Mega Mania" by Brandon Yates featuring Sithu Aye. It is a mix of electronic and metal music, fitting of the Mega Men's robotic nature and rock music (as their names are Rockman in Japan). Out of the five series, it bears the most resemblance to the soundtracks of the Mega Man X series, though some parts of the chorus loosely resemble a section of the first Wily Castle theme from Mega Man 2.

Title

The title references the shared name of the combatants (Mega Man), with the "Mania" part of the title referring to this episode being a battle royale.

Cover Art

The cover art done by Luis Cruz depicts Mega Man's Mega Buster firing off a shot. The yellow gauge on it has five slots containing emblems referencing each of the five Mega Men:

  • The first slot has a cog to represent Rock, as they are frequently used in the Japanese versions of the franchise's games.[1] The cog is also his series symbol in the Super Smash Bros. series, where its design on the cover art originates from, and a recurring motif in Mega Man 11, the latest game in the Classic series as of the episode's release.
  • The second slot has the logo for Sigma's Maverick army, the main antagonists of the Mega Man X series.
  • The third slot has the Bonne family emblem, who are both allies and enemies of MegaMan Volnutt.
  • The fourth slot has the Hikari family emblem, which MegaMan.EXE is a part of.
  • The final slot has Star Force Mega Man's Shooting Star emblem.

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between the five combatants are that they are all different incarnations of the Capcom video game character of the eponymous franchise, Mega Man.
  • Coincidentally, this episode happens to be exactly 50 episodes after Mega Man's original appearance on the show.
  • Throughout the episode, Volnutt's name is spelled as "Mega Man Volnutt" with three words, which is the less commonly used of the two spellings (as "MegaMan Volnutt" with two words is used within Legends itself, as well as his appearances in modern titles such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mega Man X DiVE).
  • According to Matthew Jones, several ideas for the fight were scrapped from the final episode, incuding the fight going to space, half of the Earth getting destroyed, and Volnutt surviving until getting accidentally killed at the very end.[2]
    • He also mentioned on a few occasions that this episode is his favorite one of the show.[2][3]

Easter Eggs

  • Boomstick references the Classic, Diet, Cherry Vanilla, and Zero Sugar flavors of Coca-Cola in Mega Man's analysis after Wiz refers to him as the first one.
    • Wiz saying that a Mega Man Zero technically exists right after Boomstick mentions it is a reference to the Mega Man Zero series and its protagonist being Zero himself.
  • After Wiz explains that Lan and EXE can merge together via Full Synchronization in EXE's analysis, Boomstick exclaims "Fusion, HA!" in a reference to the Fusion Dance from Dragon Ball.
  • The camera slowly panning upwards to Volnutt standing on top of the skyscraper at the beginning of the fight is a reference to the opening cutscene of Mega Man 2.
  • The "menacing" kanji from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure appear around X as he uses Dark Hold to resist Mega Man's Time Stopper, doubling as a reference to Jotaro resisting DIO's time stop during their final battle.

Errors

  • During the interlude, Star Force Mega Man's name card mislabels him as "Mega Man Star Force".
  • In Mega Man's "Arsenal" slide, the "Black Hole Bomb" is incorrectly written as "Black, Hole Bomb".
  • In the "Arsenal" slides for both EXE and Star Force, "Cannons" is misspelled as "Canons".
    • Also in EXE's "Arsenal" slide, a space is missing between "M-cannon," and "Bubbler".
  • EXE's feat of surviving the Cybeast explosion is stated to be worth 14 septillion tons of TNT in his "Feats" slide. However, Boomstick and the on-screen text when discussing it state that its actual yield was 14 septillion megatons of TNT.
  • The fight suffers from eight frames of audio delay, causing the sound effects to be slightly off in terms of placement. A version with the audio fixed can be found here.

Other

References

  1. http://i.imgur.com/F3M74MD.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 Death Battle Retrospective Eps 101-110 ("Episode 105: Megaman Battle Royale (The best episode ever!)" section)
  3. What is your favorite episode you've worked on?
    The Megaman Battle Royal. It was a lot of work getting the info on 5 characters with such extensive arsenals, so I'm amazed we pulled it off.
    Matthew Jones, End of year Q and A
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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