Battle of the boy wonder bots! Which surrogate son turned killing machine will slag the other?

Mega Man VS Astro Boy is the 55th episode of Death Battle, featuring Mega Man from the Mega Man series and Astro Boy from the Astro Boy series in a battle between young robotic heroes.


Wiz: In 1942, author Isaac Asimov introduced the Three Laws of Robotics, to protect man from their cybernetic creations.

Boomstick: And thank god he didn't include anything against robot-on-robot violence. The world would just be way less fun.

Wiz: Mega Man, the Blue Bomber.

Boomstick: And Astro Boy, the Atomic Wonder Child. 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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Wily Stage 1 (Symphony)
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Wiz: In the year 200X, a new age of robotics was dawning, heralded by Doctor Thomas Light, and his partner, Doctor Albert Wily. Together, they planned to launch mankind into a new age of prosperity.

Boomstick: So, they made a bunch of Robot Masters to do things too dangerous for people, like cutting down trees, bringing down buildings, and... being cold.

Wiz: However, jealous of Dr. Light's increasing notoriety-

Boomstick: And beard growing skills! Damn, look at that thing. I could take a nap in that shit.

Wiz: -Dr. Wily stole all of Light's robots and used them to try to take over the world.

Boomstick: All except two: Roll, a robo-girl built for housekeeping, and sending feminism back to the '60s...

Wiz: ...and Rock, Light's loyal lab assistant and surrogate son.

Boomstick: Wily would regret this mistake about 10 times over... give or take.

Wiz: After watching his human father fall to ruin over Wily's betrayal, Rock stepped up to take on the burden of saving the world himself. But first, he would have to upgrade into the Super Fighting Robot called "Mega Man".

The intro of the Mega Man TV show is shown on-screen.

Vocalist: Super Fighting Robot! MEGA MAN!

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Mega Man Cartoon Intro Theme
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Wiz: Mega Man's new body is composed of Ceratanium, an alloy lighter and stronger than titanium. Of course.

Boomstick: Think that's cool? Well, his hand can transform into a long-range cannon called the Mega Buster, a weapon so downright awesome, Rock named himself after it. Now it may look like it just shoots lemons, but one shot can blow through a wall, and if he needs more power, Mega Man can charge it up for a devastating blast. Still not enough for you? Alright, well he can transform his other hand into a second Mega Buster and fire both of them at the same time. Sure, using that much power could overheat and even kill him, but nah, what's life without a little risk, and double the fire power?

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Wiz: But Mega Man's bread and butter is his Variable Weapons System. With it, he can wield any weapon he acquires, including those taken after defeating rogue Robot Masters.

Boomstick: Considering he's beaten over 100 of them, that's a lot of weaponry! He can fire heat-seeking Dive Missiles, lock on target with Magnet Missiles, and even fire a swarm of hornets? Who in their right mind would make robot hornets?

Wiz: His Metal Blades are buzzsaw bullets made from ceratanium which can cut through almost anything, the Hard Knuckle is a fist that can break down walls, and the Mirror Buster returns energy projectiles back to sender.

Boomstick: But when he wants to bust out some real firepower, he has the Crash Bomb, a timed explosive which sticks to walls and enemies faster than the girl who says she loves you on the first date.

Wiz: And fully charged, his Atomic Fire has the potential to reach temperatures hotter than the surface of the Sun.

Boomstick: He can stop time with the... Time Stopper, but can't use other weapons while it's active, and he can even create black holes!

Wiz: Well, sort of. A real black hole is fueled by consuming matter and evaporates only when all matter around it has been swallowed up. However, the black hole that Mega Man fires from his Black Hole Bomb have a definitive lifespan and can be sealed in concrete. It may not be a legitimate black hole, but it does create an extremely powerful and deadly vacuum.

Boomstick: So does Roll! He's also got Rush, who's like the best dog ever! You never have to feed him, he never shits on your couch, and he turns into a sweet-ass set of armor called the Super Adaptor.

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Mega Man 9 Rock Melody
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Wiz: Sure, wearing the Super Adaptor means Mega Man forfeits all his special weapons, but in exchange, he gets a massive boost in physical strength, the ability to fly, and he can fire his fists like rockets.

Boomstick: Mega Man has stopped Wily's plans more than 20 times. He's durable enough to survive the vacuum of space, strong enough to hold up a collapsing castle, and tough enough to jump and shoot like his normal self while on freakin' Jupiter.

Wiz: The gravity of which would've made him weigh well over 5 tons.

Boomstick: He's also defeated his alternate future self twice! How does that even make any sense? Screw you, future! You can't make me wait for me to get there!

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Megaman Montage
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Wiz: Mega Man is like a walking arsenal and can carry as many weapons as he likes. However, adding too much to his system also seems to affect his behavior, making him more violent and ruthless. So for his own sake, he'll often discard a villain's weaponry after a mission's completion.

Boomstick: Oh, what a wuss! Come on, there's nothing wrong with a little bloodlust! The real downside is that his Special Weapons have limited ammo.

Wiz: Even so, Mega Man is an exceedingly adaptable powerhouse.

Boomstick: Land, air, sea, space! If a crazy German is trying to take over the world, there's only one man to call: the Mega Man!

Cut Man takes out a tire of a car Mega Man's driving.

Cut Man: Hey, Mega Man! You're a little low on air!

Mega Man: And you're full of s***!

Cut Man and Mega Man exchange stares.

Astro Boy

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Astro Boy Opening
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Wiz: In the futuristic year of 2003, tensions were escalating mankind and the robots they built to serve under them. But one brilliant robotics engineer was dealing with a far more personal problem.

Boomstick: Like MOST scientists I know, Doctor Tenma paid more attention to his work than his family, especially his 13 year old son: Tobio.

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Start It Up
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Boomstick: Well, until little Toby decided to take their future car out for a spin and got himself killed. You better believe pap started paying attention then.

Toby screams as he gets into a bad car wreck.

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Designing Toby
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Wiz: Filled with grief and regret, Tenma became desperate for a second chance at being a father.

Boomstick: But instead of doing it the old fashioned and fun way, he called up all his robotic engineering nerd friends to build him a new son, they did and they called him... The Mighty Atom.

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Astro Boy Opening
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A record scratch is then heard.

Boomstick: But us Americans were like "F*CK THAT! Let's name him after the dog from The Jetsons", and so...

Vocalists: Go Go GO Astro Boy!

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Astro Boy Main Theme
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Wiz: Astro Boy assumed the role of Tenma's late son, even attending school and doing chores. Things were going well... until Tenma came to the realization that Astro would never truly replace Tobio. His resentment only grew every time he looked at the young robot's un-aging face.

Boomstick: So he came up with a brilliant plan: He sat down with his son, talked about his issues and worked out all the resentment. (laughs) No, I'm just kidding; he sold his ass to the circus.

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I Don't Want You
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Boomstick: Haha, stupid robot, you're property.

Wiz: Astro spent his time performing until he was found and adopted...

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Reviving Zog
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Wiz: Doctor Ochanomizu, whose kindness inspired Astro to stand up for what's right and defend the world.

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Astro Flies
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Boomstick: He's pretty good at it, too. Mostly because dad #1 was so scared of losing another son, he equipped this one with a shitload of weapons; like a finger laser and transforming arm cannons.

Wiz: Astro Boy was built with seven amazing powers. He has jet-powered flight, flashlight eyes, the ability to translate more than 60 languages, instant discernment between good and evil, a hyper-intelligent electronic brain, ears 1,000 times more sensitive than a human's...

Boomstick: And butt guns! No, really, he has two machine guns popping out of his pooper.

Astro's Butt Guns emerge and blast the Peacekeeper, shattering its eye.

Astro: I got machine guns... in my butt?!

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Astro Boy
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Wiz: While that may seem... unorthodox, Astro Boy's rear-end retaliation serves as a handy surprise attack in battle.

Boomstick: Nobody suspects the butt guns. I mean nobody! Why would they? Astro also possesses 100,000 Horsepower strength and can break concrete without even trying, or tunnel through solid rock with ease.

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Atom Combat
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Wiz: But his most fascinating aspect is his skin. Derived from an artificially-created super-plastic, Astro's body is tough enough to survive everything from the depths of the ocean to a dip in the sun.

Boomstick: Plus, he's a versatile fighter. He's taken on water-stealing aliens, dogs turned into human robots stealing diamonds from the moon, and a robot named Satan that shot lasers out of his nipples. I can't make this up.

Wiz: He beat Pluto, the most dangerous robot assassin in the world, after being upgraded to 1,000,000 Horsepower. This gave him the strength to lift a cruise ship out of the water, and fly through 30 feet of solid iron like it was thin air.

Boomstick: Probably also seriously cut down on his miles per gallon. Speaking of which, how do you refill a robo-child...

A picture of Astro being refueled from a rather... unexpected place shows up.

Boomstick: Aaah! F**k! Of all the ways, why that?! Wiz, I'm pretty sure we just ended up on a watch-list. And I need a shower.

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Shadow of Metropolis
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Wiz: I mean... It wouldn't have been my first choice. I'd chalk it up to Dr. Tenma's eccentricity? Design-icicity?

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Saving Metro City
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Boomstick: Well, you'd think that being a half-naked flying death child would be pretty great, minus the whole rectal recharge, but Astro is hardly invincible.

Wiz: Tough as his super-plastic skin may be, Astro does have an innate fear of being melted by extreme heat. And sometimes, a strong enough blow can cause his joints to break apart. In addition, Astro sometimes over-exerts himself to the point of dangerously draining his power supply.

Boomstick: If completely depleted, he's as good as dead. But hey, sometimes it's worth spending the energy to plow a robo-chick so hard, it levels an entire city.

Wiz: No matter the challenge, Astro Boy will always give it his all.

Tenma: Wait! Are you sure you're ready for this Astro?

Astro Boy: I was made ready!

Astro Boy flies up towards the screen and punches it.


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


Death Battle

On a bright day in the city, Astro Boy is seen standing on top of a tall building with a water tower (The camera panned up to him similar to the Mega Man 2 intro). He turns around to see an electric outline as Mega Man teleports in.

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The Blue Bomber readies himself by turning his hand into his Mega Buster.

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Mega Man shoots his Mega Buster at Astro Boy, who easily guards and deflects most of the weak shots. Astro tries firing multiple laser shots back, but Mega Man uses the Mirror Buster to deflect the shots back and hit Astro. Mega Man then uses the Magnet Missile that starts homing in on Astro Boy, but Astro flies to avoid them and tries firing his finger lasers back.

Mega Man gives his opponent more to dodge by firing the Dive Missiles, but Astro's able to make them crash into each other. Mega Man shoots the Hornet Chaser, but Astro simply punches them away. Mega Man tries to escape but Astro knocks him off the building, with Mega Man's explosives that were following Astro taking down the water tower.

Astro punches Mega Man into a building and starts dragging him down the windows, but Mega Man uses a charged Mega Buster shot to get his opponent off. He hangs on the building and throws Metal Blades into Astro's body. Astro punches one away, but Mega Man kicks him and uses the Hard Knuckle to punch Astro into the ground and plummets into him.

Astro throws Mega Man into a car, he tries to punch him again but Rock dodges the attack. Astro then picks up the car and prepares to throw it, but Mega Man shoots the Atomic Fire at him before he can do it. Mega Man walks up to him and prepares to fire another shot, but is shocked when two machine guns come out of Astro's butt. Astro continues firing as the bullets bounce off of Mega Man. Mega Man tries firing more Metal Blades, but Astro catches all of them.

Mega Man tries firing another one only to discover he's ran out. Astro fires the blades back at Mega Man, who manages to dodge most of them except one that gets stuck in his shoulder and has him pinned to a wall. Astro charges at him, and Mega Man retaliates by shooting the Black Hole Bomb, which Astro dodges, but starts sucking him in. Mega Man tries firing a Crash Bomber, but Astro catches it and throws it back at him. Astro puts more into his thrusters to escape the Black Hole Bomb and charges towards Mega Man with a fist, and at the last second, Mega Man uses the Time Stopper to freeze time.

During this period, Mega Man removes the Metal Blade off his chest and allows Astro to crash into the building. He summons Rush to form the Super Adaptor armor. Astro turns around and fails to notice the Crash Bomber in the place he just punched, resulting in an explosion that sends him toward Mega Man, who uppercuts him into the air and flies while delivering more blows to his opponent. Astro manages to counter back as the two robots fly higher. Once above the clouds, Astro grabs Mega Man and starts flying down towards Earth so fast it breaks Rush off of Mega Man's body.

As Mega Man falls towards the ground, he turns his other arm into a Mega Buster and charges up a powerful blast as Astro Boy charges towards him. A large explosion is seen in the sky. On the ground, Mega Man's severed leg is seen near Astro's head, but Astro's body walks up and puts his head back on his body. As he laughs in victory, the camera zooms out to show that Mega Man's body blew up into several parts.

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Afterward, Astro Boy finds and retrieves Mega Man's still-functioning head. After briefly playing hacky-sack with it, he returns it to Rush, but pauses briefly to pet the robot dog with a big smile on his face.


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Astro Boy Opening
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Boomstick: Forecast calls for a 90% chance of Mega Man showers and a 10% chance of sadness.

Wiz: While Mega Man's varied arsenal kept Astro Boy on his toes, that's about the only edge he had.

Boomstick: Yeah. Astro Boy outclassed him everywhere else.

Wiz: Mega Man's greatest display of strength comes from when he held up a 20 story tower worth 60,000 tons, delaying its collapse just long enough to escape.

Boomstick: Impressive. But not compared to Astro Boy who could lift a 100,000 ton ocean liner with total ease.

Wiz: Mega Man defeated Quick Man, who is faster than lightning, or over 224,000 mph.

Boomstick: That's cute. After patching things up with dear old dad number one, Astro Boy was so excited that he took a victory lap around the entire planet... in two seconds!

Wiz: Clocking in at just under 45,000,000 miles per hour!

Boomstick: Plus, Astro survived a bomb capable of stopping a solar flare. Heck, he got accidentally blasted by an atomic disintegrator gun and was still completely intact!

Wiz: Ultimately, the difference in power, speed, and durability is abundantly clear. And with Mega Man's limited ammunition reserves all the Blue Bomber could do was delay the inevitable.

Boomstick: Mega Man just couldn't keep it together.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Astro Boy.



  • The connections between Mega Man and Astro Boy are that they are both heroic and robotic walking armories with a permanently childlike appearance and personality. Both were originally created for non-combat purposes by renowned robotics engineers whom they view as their fathers (Dr. Light created Rock to be a lab assistant, and Doctor Tenma built Astro Boy to be a replica of his deceased son), and both have younger "sisters" who occasionally act as their sidekicks (Roll and Uran, respectively). They also both hate the idea of raising arms against anyone, human or robot, but will do so reluctantly to help protect the fragile peace of the world.
  • Unlike most other episodes, this episode did not have a standard reveal at the end of the previous episode. Instead, the reveal of this episode happened on an original ScrewAttack show called The Industry during its series finale, "DEATH BATTLE's Hard Drive is GONE!".
  • Mega Man was originally planned to fight against Bomberman in Season 1 as part of the original planned 26 episodes.[1]
  • Interestingly, Astro Boy's analysis preview was uploaded on November 4th, one day after the birthdate of his creator, Osamu Tezuka.
  • This battle was originally supposed to be streamed live on November 10th, but was moved to November 11th the following day. For unknown reasons, the livestream was canceled on said day and the video was posted normally instead, making this the first Death Battle to have their intended livestream canceled.
  • This is the first episode to be created after ScrewAttack partnered with Rooster Teeth.

Easter Eggs

  • The closing clip of Mega Man's section is a direct reference to viral video Gutsman's Ass by Kajetokun, which bleeped Mega Man's line in the same fashion, though the awkward silence was not present in the original and was added for this episode.
  • The scene from when Mega Man gets pinned to a wall by his Metal Blades to when the Crash Bomber explodes is directly based on the 2004 Newgrounds animation Megaman vs Quickman.
    • As mentioned, Mega Man was pinned to the wall, but while he did use the Metal Blades in Megaman vs Quickman, they weren't what pinned him down.
    • In both videos, Mega Man used the Crash Bomber on the charging opponent, only to have it be sent back at him.
    • Also in both instances, the Time Stopper was used right before Mega Man's opponents reached him. He then used the opportunity to free himself and plant the Crash Bomber on his opponent.


  • During Boomstick's line "Plus, Astro survived a bomb..." in the post-analysis, one can clearly hear that there were two takes stitched together between "Astro" and "survived".



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