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These teenage turbines light up this fight in the electrifying season premiere of Death Battle!
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Miles Morales VS Static is the 120th episode and Season 7 Premiere of Death Battle, featuring Miles Morales from Marvel Comics and Static from DC Comics in a battle between electric teen superheroes from alternate universes. Spider-Man was voiced by Kai Jordan and Static was voiced by Zeno Robinson.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Throughout the Earths of Marvel and DC Comics, there are hundreds- no, thousands of superheroes saving the day. But what if I told you there were even more across the multiverse?

Boomstick: Oh great, as if we don't have enough to keep track of already.

Wiz: Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of Marvel's Earth-1610.

Boomstick: And Static, the electric genius from DC's Dakotaverse. 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.

Spider-Man

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Emerald Shower
by Martin Felix Kaczmarski & Alex Arcoleo
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Wiz: At first glance, the world of Earth-1610 isn't so different from our own. But look closer, and you'll find Koca-Soda instead of Coca-Cola, PDNY officers instead of NYPD.

Boomstick: And a hamburger and fries can cost 30,000 goddamn dollars!

Wiz: But perhaps the greatest difference in this so-called "Ultimate" universe was that Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, was dead.

Boomstick: Enter Miles Morales. He was your typical kid from Brooklyn and didn't have much to worry about, except his overbearing mom and dad. Hey kid, appreciate your folks while ya have 'em. Ya never know when they're gonna pull a surprise Uncle Ben.

Wiz: Well, Miles spent most of his time with his more laid-back Uncle Aaron, who turned out to be a secret super-criminal.

Boomstick: Totally relatable. Anyway, during one of his heists into a secret lab, Aaron accidentally scooped up a spider. The next time Miles visited, the spider got loose and... uh, you know what happens.


We see the radioactive spider biting Miles's hand before he swats it off.

Aaron: Miles, let's go.


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Wiz: This spider carried the genetic-enhancing OZ Formula. Yet another attempt to recreate Captain America's infamous super-soldier serum. It had previously transformed Peter Parker into the first Spider-Man.

Boomstick: Wait a minute, who came up with the idea to store the super serum in a friggin' spider?

Wiz: Eh, scientists can be weird sometimes.

Boomstick: Maybe next time, put it in something that can't walk away. It's got eight legs! That's like, four times more walking power!

Wiz: Uh, sure. Either way, with his new powers, Miles donned red and black to become the Ultimate Spider-Man.

Boomstick: As the newest Spider-lad on the block, he does whatever a spider can. He's super-strong, super-fast, and has the overpowered super radar, the Spider-Sense.

Wiz: After meeting Peter's Aunt May, Miles took up the classic web-shooters, complete with multiple types of long to short-range webbing.

Boomstick: Yet another tool that would be perfect for snaggin' a beer from the fridge without leavin' the couch.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Boomstick... he was a teenager.

Boomstick: Different universe, different drinking laws, right? And also like Peter, he can stick to walls. You know... Spider Style!

Wiz: Yes, like some spiders, Miles can control his body's interatomic attraction. Essentially, sticking to walls like a magnet. However, unlike Peter, this subatomic electron manipulation gave Miles a few extra moves of his own.

Boomstick: Yeah, the kid's got electric powers! He can zap people with a quick touch, fire off massive explosions, and even turn invisible. Wait, what's that got to do with shocking people?

Wiz: This Venom Sting can even take out the Ultimate universe's Electro, a being literally made of electricity. But Miles didn't just shock him; he disrupted Electro's own charge. Similar to a miswiring sending too much electricity in one direction, and shorting out your computer when somebody forgot to plug it into the surge protector.

Boomstick: Wiz, you know I don't believe in protection for anything. It's goin' in raw.

We cut back to the analysis.

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Awestruck
by Dave James
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Wiz: Anyway, as the new Spider-Man, Miles obviously had a lot to live up to. After his Uncle Aaron died in front of him-

Boomstick: Ha! Told you somebody would pull a Ben!

Wiz: Miles pushed past the heartache. He persisted, living up to Peter's ideals, and eventually stepped out of his shadow to be Spider-Man in a way only he could.

Boomstick: Aw yeah, what's up danger? He can blast apart a building-sized monster and survived being slammed around by the giant Cassie Lang. That's Ant-Man's daughter.

Wiz: He's smart enough to hack military drones and quick enough to destroy an alien device in a microsecond. Essentially, he needed to open and close a portal in an impossibly short timeframe to prevent an alien force from invading- It's a long story.

Boomstick: Point is, he's super fast. With his Spider-Sense, he can react to things before they even happen. He's super tough, too! He even survived being caught in this giant super-collider exploding.

Wiz: Measuring the size of this hole using real-world maps of New York and solving for fragmentation, we know this explosion must've been equivalent to about 222 tons of TNT.

Boomstick: Sure, that's not technically canon to the comics, but guys, main series Spider-Man has done way crazier things! I mean, he has the same powers, and Miles has even beat the crap outta him. Classic Pete can bench press 130 tons[Note 1], use his Spider-Sense to dodge beams of light, and ripped apart Doc Ock's robo-arms, which once survived a two-kiloton nuclear explosion. So, I'd say the super-collider feat checks out.

Wiz: Unfortunately, Miles's electric powers can tire him out, and his Spider-Sense does not protect him automatically, serving more as an alarm or proximity sensor.

Boomstick: But the youngin's proved himself to be the best successor a Spider-Man could ever want, and more. He even got pulled into the main Marvel timeline when they blew up the Ultimate universe. Miles Morales is truly one of the greats.


Spider-Man: Don't watch the mouth. Watch the hands.


Static

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It's Like Fire 2
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Wiz: Despite growing up in the most crime-filled neighborhood of Dakota City, Virgil Hawkins was a pretty chill guy.

Boomstick: He spent his time playin' D&D, reading comics, y'know, typical nerd stuff, but he had one major problem: the classic sitcom bully. No teenage story is complete without it.

Wiz: During school, he was frequently harassed by local gang leader, Francis Stone. Virgil's only refuge was one of his few friends, Larry Wade.

Boomstick: Larry convinced Virgil there was only one way to get rid of Francis for good: Join his own gang and pack some heat! Things got... well, pretty intense, and Virgil wasn't havin' any of it. It was time to bail, like DC Comics on their cinematic universe.

Wiz: But the damage was already done. The police arrived and let loose a massive canister of what seemed to be tear gas, but wasn't.

Boomstick: Yeah, this grape-lookin' mist was actually some experimental shit. It was supposed to tag each gang member so the cops could track them down later, but it was actually laced with radioactive Quantum Juice which killed almost everybody. I hate it when that happens.

Wiz: Luckily, Virgil was one of the few who survived, but the... Quantum Juice still had an effect.

Boomstick: You could say he was "shocked" to find out what it did.

Wiz: Ugh, yes, he began to develop electromagnetic powers. Before this, Virgil always felt out of his league, but now he was in a league of his own, and became the superhero, Static.


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Main Theme - Static Shock
by Wolf
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Static: I put a shock to your system!


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King of the Jungle 2
by Clement Marfo & Lawrence Insula
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Boomstick: Hell yeah! With these new powers, the guy was unstoppable; he could blow shit up with electric bolts quick as lightning, make explosion balls called Nova Bombs, and taser people with punches to the face.

Wiz: Right, but he's not just good at shocking people. Static can alter the electron attraction of any object or surface. He can erect extremely durable electromagnetic force fields that block most attacks. He can even move metal around like a hip, young Magneto.

Boomstick: And slip metal under his feet to take to the sky! His favorite ride is the Static Saucer, a giant frisbee that doubles as a shield and buzz saw. Think about it, don't you wish your car could literally cut through traffic?

Wiz: Obviously, turning superhuman overnight caught Virgil a bit off guard. But after a few speed-bumps, he became a well-regarded superhero throughout the city of Dakota, even teaming up with fellow heroes like Icon and Rocket.

Boomstick: Icon and Rocket? C'mon, where's Batman and Wonder Woman?

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Hip Hop Hero 2
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Wiz: Oh, I should mention that while Static is part of the DC Universe, he did not start there. See, Static was originally created by Milestone Comics, which eventually merged with DC. Their characters, including Static, existed in an alternate timeline known as the Dakotaverse. Then, a guy named Dharma gained cosmic power and accidentally blew everything up, sending Static into the main DC timeline.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: It's really not too complicated.

Boomstick: Uh-huh.

Wiz takes out a device with a red button labeled "Multiverse Manipulator".

Wiz: I've actually been working on a device to peer into alternate timelines, but unfortunately, it still needs-

Boomstick: Button!

Boomstick presses the button and they change into their alternate universe-selves, Jizz and Broomstick.

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Broomstick: Well now, old chap, what were we discussing but a moment ago?

Jizz: Oh shite, dont'cha know. Let's figure out who would ought wins a Fatality Kerfuffle.

Broomstick: Ha-ha, yes. I'm mad as hops! Let's begin, my fellow ultracrepidarian!

They then revert back to their normal universe-selves.

Wiz: I regret everything.

Boomstick: I wanna do it again!

Wiz: NO!

Wiz throws the device to the ground, breaking it. The background flashes briefly.

Wiz: I'm sure that's fine.

We cut back to the analysis.

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Boomstick: Well, no matter the universe, Static was always one-upping himself. He learned how to see ultraviolet light, and how to make people glow. Wait, wait, wait, what's that got to do with shocking people?

Wiz: That would be his ability to detect bio-electric auras. Static can also create power-draining plasma coils, disrupt the electric impulses of others, and empower or heal himself by draining energy from outside sources.

Boomstick: He can literally reattach his severed arm with shock power! I'm not even joking! Look at this! Since when could electricity do that?!

Wiz: Clearly, Static has a lot of power at his beck and call.

Boomstick: He can survive building-size kabooms, lift hundreds of tons, and once turned this huge chunk of ice into slush in just a couple seconds.

Wiz: Based on the size of the ice and the required change in temperature for such a feat, Static must have output energy equal to 180 tons of TNT.

Boomstick: He's quick enough to intercept lasers confirmed to be beams of actual light, which is pretty darn fast.

Wiz: And in the cartoon, he actually shoved some Quantum Juice in some lockers and launched them out of orbit. These are typical school lockers, which can weigh up to 30 pounds each.

Boomstick: And fit approximately one nerd.

Wiz: To throw three of these into space, they need to be moving nearly 3,000 times faster than sound, requiring a throwing force equal to four kilotons of TNT.

Boomstick: Damn! Okay sure, that's not canon to the comics, but his electromagnetism could play tug of war with Superboy's telekinesis, which can lift four million tons. I'm not sure Static can go that far, but if he's anywhere close, it's still higher than throwin' some lockers around.

Wiz: Though, despite Static's incredible power, insulators are his Kryptonite, and he can run out of juice if he pushes himself too much.

Boomstick: But the guy's one of the coolest superheroes who rarely got his time to shine. Heck, he was good enough to join the Justice League! I think even Virgil himself was "shocked" to see how cool he really was.


Static: Static Shock!


Prelude

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

Boomstick: But first, all this talkin' has made me hungry for Blue Apron!

Wiz and Boomstick 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 BATTLEEE!!!

(The transcript below is exclusive to the YouTube version of the episode.)

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

Boomstick: But first, all this talkin' has made me hungry for Blue Apron!

Wiz and Boomstick 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 BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

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Watts Up Danger
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Above the rooftops in a city at night, Miles is seen web-swinging away from Static, who is flying on his saucer in hot pursuit. Miles narrowly avoids some of Virgil's electric shocks as he continues swinging forward.

Spider-Man: Whoa, watch where you're aiming! I got places to be tomorrow!

Static continues chasing his opponent while charging and releasing another electric attack.

Static: For real? You attacked me!

Spider-Man: Well, I got more than one electric psychopath to keep track of and- AHHH!

One of Static's bolts finally hits the Ultimate Spider-Man and sends him spiraling downwards. Static descends his flight to go after him as he spins out of control.

Spider-Man: Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa!

Miles eventually regains his posture and launches himself upwards just as Static is about to dash into him. As Virgil halts his saucer and turns around, Miles web zips to the saucer...

WHACK! Spider-Man delivers a devastating punch to Static's face. On the saucer, Virgil is unable to land a punch on Miles thanks to the latter's agility and ends up getting punched in the gut. As Static tries to catch his breath, Miles places his arm on his shoulder.

Spider-Man: Hey.

CRACK! Then and there, Miles uses his Venom Sting, sending his opponent careening downwards with an electric attack. Before Virgil lands on the street, Miles catches him by the feet with webbing and throws him into a nearby building.

Static: Me? Getting zapped? What's up with that?

Static is alarmed when two of Spider-Man's webs land right next to him.

Spider-Man: I call that the shoulder touch!

Miles launches himself like a slingshot into the skyscraper. Virgil rolls upward to narrowly avoid Miles' kick and uses his electrokinesis to stick on the building.

Static: And I call THIS my taser punch!

Static leaps forward and punches Spider-Man a couple of times before Miles pushes him back with a Venom Sting. Miles then webs forward and tries countering with various attacks, but Static's force field keeps him protected. Static chuckles as he stands back.

Spider-Man: Huh?

WATCH OUT! With a warning of his Spider-Sense, the wallcrawler backflips and avoids Static's incoming saucer. Virgil tries redirecting the saucer with electricity to slice Miles, but Spider-Man is able to avoid it before lifting up a large portion of the building Virgil is attached to and throws it off. Static brings back his saucer and flies forward just in time to avoid the large chunk of debris.

Static then puts his hands on the building and begins to electrocute it. Miles begins losing his footing on the skyscraper.

Spider-Man: Wait, what?

The Ultimate Spider-Man desperately tries clinging to the wall as he slides and falls down the building.

Spider-Man: Keep sticking! Keep sticking!

He then shoots his webs to attach to the top of the skyscraper to halt his descent. However, Static shoots a bolt of electricity that gets Miles stuck on the building.

Spider-Man: Stop sticking! Stop sticking!

Static envelops his body in a large ball of electricity and drags his opponent to the top of the skyscraper. After landing, Miles turns invisible to hide himself. Static flies above the top of the building as he tries looking for his foe.

Static: Come on out, Spider-Boy...

Spider-Man uses his webs to snatch Static's saucer from under his feet.

Spider-Man: No more flying pizza trays.

When Static turns around, he sees the camouflaged hero smash his saucer into pieces.

Static: Shoot! That was my ride...

Using his ability to detect bioelectric auras, Static is able to disable Spidey's invisibility.

Static: Okay, you've got surprises, but so do I!

Static uses his electromagnetism to keep Spider-Man in place as several vents begin burying Miles. As Virgil begins to increase the intensity, Miles activates his Mega Venom Blast to push all of the vents away. Virgil is knocked back near the edge of the building, and a broken part of his saucer slices his right arm off.

As the fully charged Spider-Man dashes forwards, Static absorbs power from the entire city and is able to reattach his arm, leaving the young wallcrawler startled.

Spider-Man: What the fu-

Miles crashes into Virgil, sending both of them falling down the building. Spider-Man shoots his webs to insulate Static's hands, but Static's electricity is able to overpower them and trap Spidey in his own webbing.

Spider-Man: Whoa! Not cool.

Miles uses the Venom Blast to break out of the webs just as Virgil wraps a plasma coil around him. Miles begins to charge up his Venom Blast once more.

Spider-Man: You stupid? All I gotta do is-

However, his electric aura suddenly dissipates.

Spider-Man: -what!?

Static: Plasma coil. If you haven't noticed, this electric biz is kinda my thing.

Virgil smiles as he begins charging his ultimate attack: the Nova Burst.

Spider-Man: Aw man...

Static ropes in the Ultimate Spider-Man and unleashes his full power. Miles screams as he is sent into a large electric ball that explodes just above the skyscraper, disintegrating him. Static uses a magnetic piece of debris to prevent himself from hitting the pavement.

Static: Phew... That was tough...

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Results

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Watts Up Danger
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Looks like we're kickin' off this year with a bang! Poor Miles, though...

Wiz: Honestly, I'm surprised how this turned out. At first glance, Miles appeared to have a good chance of victory.

Boomstick: He was definitely physically stronger than Static; he would've totally won an arm-wrestling contest.

Wiz: But Virgil's overwhelming electric power put him on a level above the young Spider-Man.

We cut to the post-analysis.

Boomstick: Oh yeah! Overall, Static's feats were way above Spidey's! Even when we scaled Miles to classic Peter Parker's biggest feats. Static definitely had the oomph to take Miles out. But Miles had no easy way to get around his force field.

Wiz: The variety of techniques at Static's disposal also rent many of Spider-Man's abilities moot.

Boomstick: Like how Spidey's invisibility didn't matter when Static could light him up like a Christmas tree! And his speed was so similar to what the Spider-Sense could give Miles, that the super radar wasn't that big of a help. Remember, just 'cause he knew an attack was coming didn't always mean he could dodge it in time.

Wiz: And well... shockingly, Static only needed to hit him once. See, his electromagnetic manipulation gave him control over Miles' wall-crawling and other abilities. As soon as he got a hold of Miles' bio-electric aura, it was basically all over.

Boomstick: But hey! Miles and all the other Spider-Men fight Electro all the time, and they have no problem dealin' with him! Why was Static any different?

Wiz: Simply put, every iteration of Electro pales in comparison. He has no feats of power that come even close to Static and frankly, he's an idiot.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: This was a fascinating matchup but...

Flashes from Wiz's device then appear.

Wiz: Oh no, not again!

Boomstick: Yay!

The flashes turn Wiz and Boomstick back into Jizz and Broomstick.

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Broomstick: Ahe-hem, Mr. Morales put up a jolly good show, and yet Mr. Hawkins had him outdone in breathtaking power, stalwart defense, and veritable versatility, hmm-hmm.

Jizz: Hoo, he was just Miles ahead of 'im, don'tcha know?

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Broomstick: The victor is Static.

Original Track

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Watts Up Danger
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Watts Up Danger" by JT Music, Omega Sparx, and SWATS. The track is a rap and hip-hop piece which imagines a rap battle between the two combatants. Rap and hip-hop are extremely prominent in the soundtracks of Miles' and Virgil's most popular media appearances (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Static Shock). SWATS portrays Miles while Omega Sparx portrays Static.

Title

The title is a reference to the song "What's Up Danger" from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, though "What's" is replaced with "Watts" to reference both combatants' electric abilities.

Cover Arts

The original cover art done by Luis Cruz depicts Miles and Static's logos on the Static Saucer. Electricity is emitting from the saucer, which is caught on a large electrified web.

The cover art for the track's reupload on music services following Rooster Teeth's shutdown depicts a yellow, web-like structure emitting electricity. However, it should be noted that this cover art appears to be generated by artificial intelligence instead of drawn by a human.

Lyrics

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Miles Morales vs Static Shock RAP BATTLE by JT Music, Omega Sparx and SWATS

[Verse 1-1: Miles (SWATS)]
Wassup?
¡Dígame! "Along with this great power comes responsibility."
See the lightning mighty close, I'll never swing away
I see you running. ¡Adiós! Bet I won't "see ya later."

Forgive me but can I be honest?
I'm fully transparent
You ride on trash cans
Shocking you'd be my next match!

I'm running all over the walls
Sticking and moving, I brawl
You'll never see me at all
You're taking the fall, I gotta pray for them all:
Spider-Man answer the call!

[Verse 1-2: Static (Omega Sparx)]
You ain't ready for the Static
Don't act dramatic
Break you down like its mathematics
I'm the hero, you can check my status
Step on up! Think you the baddest?

I'm magnetic and I'm athletic
Wanna battle? Get the mask ready
Try to act steady, my attacks heavy
Boy your Venom Blast just a tad petty

Heard your Daddy's a cop, then you should hide in his precinct
Before I take a weekend in sequence, leave you weakened and bleeding

You're so pathetic, better call your mom, I know she's a medic
I'm 'bout to hit you with a force that's electromagnetic

[Pre-Chorus: Miles & Static]
Let's go to war, I'm seeing red when I walk on the edge
Yeah I'm tearing through the net, got a shock for the webs
I'm exploding through the air, 'bout to snatch you outta your dreads
Burn you right out of your threads, let's battle up to the death

[Chorus: Miles & Static]
You better step back, check that, you don't wanna fight
I'll leave your head cracked, chest smashed, won't make it through the night
You better step back, check that, you don't wanna fight
I'll leave your head cracked, chest smashed, won't make it through the night

[Verse 2-1: Miles (SWATS)]
Turn it up!
Virgil, I'ma be completely emphatic
You can never beat me with a frequency
All they gonna hear is some Static

Picking all apart your composure
Then put away the Spark, "nice to know ya!"

On to the next though
You ain't no Electro
Better get a charge on your motor

Venom is stunning electric in front of me
You ain't a threat to my senses, ain't tingling
Insulation is a valid defense
And a drop of water I'm about to dispense

Choose to stop by a gym
Run another 3 miles home
Or run to DC all you want
Cause you'll never be Miles-tone

[Verse 2-2: Static (Omega Sparx)]
Let's go blow for blow
Get a broken nose
Feel my volts
As you overload

Realest hero up in here
You think you better
You just a joke

You're not even the best in the Spider-Verse
Got a fighter's chance but you ain't even better than Spider-Ham

I got a lightning hand for you, you a brat living spoiled
All the girls just avoid you, at your school they ignore you

I'm the hero in the streets with the powers off the meter
So just focus on your features, turn invisible and beat it

[Pre-Chorus: Miles & Static]
Let's go to war, I'm seeing red when I walk on the edge
Yeah I'm tearing through the net, got a shock for the webs
I'm exploding through the air, 'bout to snatch you outta your dreads
Burn you right out of your threads, let's battle up to the death

[Chorus: Miles & Static]
Boy you better step back, check that, you don't wanna fight
I'll leave your head cracked, chest smashed, won't make it through the night
You better step back, check that, you don't wanna fight
I'll leave your head cracked, chest smashed, won't make it through the night!

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Miles and Static are that they are both geeky, African-American, teenage comic book superheroes with electrokinetic powers. Both originate from universes (Earth-1610 and the Dakotaverse, respectively) that were the central locations of alternate comic imprints (Ultimate Marvel and Milestone Comics, respectively) separate from their series' main continuity (Earth-616 and New Earth, respectively), but ultimately ended up in them after their original universes were destroyed in multiverse-threatening events (Secret Wars and Final Crisis, respectively), and continued their superhero careers there. Both gained their superpowers after being accidentally exposed to something that altered their DNA (a radioactive spider and Quantum Juice, respectively), and both also have parents (Jefferson and Rio Morales, and Robert and Jean Hawkins, respectively) who were (at least initially) hostile to their son's superhero alter-ego.
    • The DCAU version of Virgil, who the episode put a significant amount of focus on, also has a mother who works in a medical field and died from a gunshot, similar to Miles' mother Rio (although Miles' mother eventually came back to life).
    • Static was heavily inspired by the original Spider-Man, according to co-creator Dwayne McDuffie.[1]
    • Nadji Jeter, the voice actor for Miles in media such as Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man series, has said that one of the inspirations he had when finding a voice for the character was Static from the Static Shock animated series.[2]
  • Ironically, years after this episode's release, Static's voice actor in this episode, Zeno Robinson, would voice Miles in promotional material for Greg Weisman's run on The Spectacular Spider-Men.
  • From this episode onward, Wiz and Boomstick receive new character designs, which would be slightly tweaked as the season went on (primarily with how their mouths are drawn/animated) into what they are currently after initial criticism.
  • The fight was heavily inspired by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as several shots contained halftones, Ben-Day dots, and onomatopoeia to emulate the comic book aesthetic of the film.
  • Watts Up Danger features a rare sextuple entendre written and performed by SWATS as Miles at the end of his portion of the second verse.
  • The version of Watts Up Danger released on YouTube and Spotify isn't actually the version of it used in the episode, but rather the version that JT Music used during their rap battle between the two. While the differences are subtle, the fight version doesn't cut the instrumental when SWATS as Miles says "Wassup" (most clearly noticeable during the sneak peak on the DEATH BATTLE Cast, as it lacks the sound effects and grunts of the episode), nor does it have the sound of a water drop later on in the track.

Easter Eggs

  • Boomstick directly references the name of the main theme song of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie, "What's Up Danger", during Miles' analysis.
  • The alternate universe versions of Wiz and Boomstick being officially known as Jizz and Broomstick is a call-back to Meta VS Carolina, where Wiz and Boomstick were called said names by Caboose.
  • A few scenes of the fight are direct nods to scenes of Into the Spider-Verse.
    • Miles' first clean hit on Static in the battle gives off a WHACK! visual effect, with most of the background turning to multiple colors, referencing the impactful, comic-book-like hits that most Spider-Men land during the movie.
      • This is quickly followed up with CRACK! when he first uses his Venom Blast on Static.
      • Later on, his Spider-Sense warns him to WATCH OUT! when Static's saucer tries to get at him from behind.
    • After losing his ability to stick to walls, Miles fires his web-shooters towards the top of the building he was on, a clear reference to his leap of faith scene.
    • Static absorbing the electricity of the whole city to power himself up and reattach his arm may be a small nod to the super collider explosion scene, which briefly caused the whole of New York to suffer a power outage, only here, the blackout doesn't recover.

Errors

  • In Static's "Background" slide, "Virgil Hawkins" is misspelled as "Vergil Hawkins".

Other

Notes

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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