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Shigeo takes on the Tornado of Terror! Which super-powerful psychic will overwhelm the other?
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Mob VS Tatsumaki is the 117th episode of Death Battle, featuring Mob from the Mob Psycho 100 series and Tatsumaki from the One-Punch Man series in a battle between ONE's anime espers. Mob was voiced by Beau Bridgland and Tatsumaki was voiced by Jennifer Alyx.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: There are plenty of talented people in the world, but even then, only a select few have the honor of being called "prodigy".

Boomstick: But bein' a prodigy can get to one's head. Or ONE's head, if you know what I'm sayin'. 'C-cause y-you know, the guy who made both these characters is called "ONE". So... yeah.

Wiz: Mob, the reluctant psychic powerhouse from Mob Psycho 100.

Boomstick: And Tatsumaki, the fearless ferocious esper from One-Punch 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.

Mob

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Dirty
by Bob Bradley & Chris Bussey
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Wiz: As a citizen of Seasoning City, you would probably be familiar with the local criminal group Claw.

Boomstick: Maybe even the famous sex symbol and so-called "greatest psychic of the century", Reigen.

Wiz: But you probably wouldn't think twice about this plain-looking boy with a bowl cut, Shigeo Kageyama.

Boomstick: Long story short, he's a pretty unremarkable student of Salt Middle School. He's the kid ya pick last for dodgeball, and he's just sorta there, takin' up space and stealin' your air.

Wiz: The kanji in his name can even be misread as "Mob", which means bland and boring.

Boomstick: Naturally, everybody calls him that.

Wiz: So you might be surprised to learn that he accidentally took over a local gang, unintentionally founded his own cult, and is an incredibly powerful psychic warrior.

Boomstick: Don't get it mixed up. This isn't your typical superhero secret identity shenanigans. Mob doesn't really give a shit about any of these things. He's just out there trying to fit in by joining the Body Improvement Club, which he... sucks horribly at.


Mob passes out from running. The music stops.


Boomstick: Oh c'mon, man, running's not that hard! Take it from me, and I've got a shotgun for a leg.

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Freakin' Out
by James Duncan, Marija Smolcic, Pablo Love and Campbell E Browning
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Wiz: Still, when his life is in danger or his friends need protecting, Mob's psychic ability manifests as something truly phenomenal.

Boomstick: He's mega-powerful. He might not be able to run a mile without fainting, but he totally can if he boosts his body psychically. He can fly through the air, fling objects all over the place, throw psychic energy attacks, lift giant buildings, cause city-spanning earthquakes, whip up huge twisters, and more.

Wiz: He's not just an offensive powerhouse; he can mold his psychic energy around his body as a shield. While this isn't an uncommon technique in Mob's world, it's incredibly useful for him in particular, as he's one of the few psychics who can attack and defend simultaneously.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Like when he was fighting a bunch of evil spirits all at once. Oh, talk about weird-looking. Wiz, you sure he's not just like, trippin' balls or somethin'?

Wiz: No, but you're kind of on the right track. These psychic powers are directly linked to emotions. The more sad, angry, rejected, and so on that you feel, the more powerful your psychic abilities become.

Boomstick: Hey, Wiz. Punch me.

Wiz: ...What?

Boomstick: PUNCH ME! I need to get really angry so I can do psychic stuff!

Wiz slaps Boomstick lightly.

Boomstick: Really? My gran can hit harder than you.

Wiz slaps Boomstick a little harder.

Boomstick: Wow. You think it'll work if I'm just so embarrassed about having a friend like you?

Wiz then slaps Boomstick with his robot arm, resulting in Boomstick going unconscious. Wiz then awkwardly backs away until he's off-screen before we cut back to the analysis.

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Cage Fight 2
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Wiz: Regardless, the fact that Mob's psychic powers are drawn from his emotions is a conundrum in and of itself. See, when Mob was a child, an attempt to use his powers wound up injuring his younger brother. This tragedy would scar Mob forever, terrifying him of his own ability. As a result, he suppressed his emotions for years.

Boomstick: But just like a needy ex, they'd still boil up in bad situations. Us readers got to see them rise with a handy percentage counter. When it hits 100%, Mob goes all-out like a Super Saiyan! He can even absorb psychic energy while in One-Hundo-Mode.

Wiz: But that's not Mob's limit. Far from it. Suppressing his powers had an unprecedented effect on his psyche. His power became an entity of its own within Mob's mind, representative of his repressed self.

Boomstick: And when things get real bad, it takes over his body in a blind rage, or blind sadness... a-a — whatever he's feelin' at the time.

Wiz: In this unmeasurable state, Mob's true prowess is revealed, and it's extraordinary. His sheer psychic aptitude increases at an alarming rate, including his absorption ability.


Hanazawa: My powers are being sucked in by Kageyama. All of the energy in the atmosphere... Are you telling me his vessel is able to handle this much?


Wiz: And while he's often unconscious while his inner self takes over, his questionable state will continue trying to achieve whatever his most recent objective may be. Whether that's taking on the criminal organization Claw, or confessing how he feels to his crush.

Boomstick: All right, I get it, the guy's super strong. So let's figure out just how much psychic power he's got bottled up. Check this out. While smashing this ugly joke through a building, he went from zero to kick-ass so fast he caught fire.

Wiz: Taking this feat literally, to get this result, he would have to be reaching an ablation speed over five times the speed of sound.

Boomstick: Fast. But not as fast as a bolt of lightning, which he was quick enough to catch with his shield!

Wiz: That's not all. In his duel with Claw's boss, Toichiro, Mob took this huge crushing hit. Scaling this massive handprint crater to a nearby building — that one — and applying the resulting fragmentation of rock, we found Mob survived an attack worth over 80 tons of TNT.

Boomstick: Nah, that's small-time for Shiggy. In the same fight, he psycho lifted hundreds of buildings into the air. Look at that thing! Suddenly, I have an unshakeable urge to go play Katamari Damacy. (The music stops abruptly while humming the theme of the video game) Do do do do do do do~, somehow these things will make some stars~.

Wiz: Ahem, not only is that millions of tons of stone and concrete, but simply creating this orb pushed away the clouds.

Boomstick: Okay, I know what you're thinking: "Guys, that's not impressive! Clouds are just fluffy balls of cotton candy." Now, I hear you. I thought so, too. But turns out, that's not true at all, unfortunately. To move clouds in real life, you need a freakin' hydrogen bomb!

Wiz: So it's quite impressive when, on another occasion, Mob gathered all these clouds himself. By measuring the area and multiplying by average cloud density, this feat comes out to around 30 gigatons of TNT.

Boomstick: Twenty times the combined destructive capabilities of all the nuclear warheads in the world.

Wiz: Granted, Mob isn't all-powerful. For example, once while absorbing an explosive attack, he reached a definitive limit. Though he compensated by redirecting all that psychic energy into some broccoli seeds with... interesting results.

Boomstick: Oh man, it's gonna be hard to hide that one under the table.

Wiz: In time, Mob eventually reconnected with his repressed self, fully accepting his past and his powers.

Boomstick: So look out! He may look like a total dork, but this is one middle schooler you don't wanna try stealin' lunch money from.


Mob: Can you feel it...? Rage...! Burning in me!

Mob is shown with red eyes and a massive aura as he enters his 100% Mode.


Tatsumaki

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Head On Collision
by Chris Blackwell & Darren Leigh Purkiss
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Wiz: In a world filled with monsters and villains which threaten the survival of humanity on a daily basis, it's a stroke of luck that mankind has its fair share of saviors in the form of superheroes.

Boomstick: And some of these heroes are so powerful, they can crush all the baddies without even laying a finger on em'.

Wiz: These are espers, superhumans who possess powerful psychic abilities.

Boomstick: And one of them is a girl named Tatsumaki-

Tatsumaki's original webcomic design is shown on-screen and the music stops abruptly.

Boomstick: Ahah! What the?! Is that real?! Why does she have cinnamon rolls stuck on her face?

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Wiz: Well, let's just say ONE is more well known for his excellent storytelling than, say... his art. Regardless, Tatsumaki's psychic abilities were extraordinary, even at a young age. So much so, she was taken from her family to be detained and studied at a research facility. She was seven years old.

Boomstick: So, not the best childhood, obviously. Lucky for her, she got out thanks to a surprise rescue by the hero called Blast. Who... blasts things? I guess? Eh, no one really knows.

Wiz: Either way, Blast's rescue changed Tatsumaki's life forever, and he left her with one very important lesson: "When the time comes, don't expect someone to save you".

Boomstick: That's kinda harsh. He is supposed to be a superhero, right?

Wiz: Whether it be she was inspired by his heroism or torn by his contradiction, Tatsumaki decided to take up hero work for herself. Thus, she took up the mantle, "Tornado of Terror".

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Pressure Drop
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Boomstick: Yeah, I know what you're thinking, "Doesn't that sound more like a supervillain name?" And you might mistake her for one too, 'cause she's... kind of a brat.

Wiz: Well, she is the best at what she does and she knows it. So, she often seems arrogant and rude. With her psychokinesis, she often floats above her opponents, looking down on them literally and figuratively.

Boomstick: Her favorite thing to do is throw rocks at people. Big rocks, small rocks, rocks from outer space, doesn't matter. If it's vaguely rock-shaped, it's flyin' at ya. But she doesn't discriminate; she's also fine throwing other things like trains, schools, people, even a giant octopus.

Wiz: Not only that, but she can alter the direction of gravity, create town-spanning barriers, twist up a human body, cause magnitude 8 level earthquakes, and spin up enormous whirlwinds. Fitting for her namesake.

Boomstick: And that's not even half of it. She's the most powerful esper of them all, even better than her older sister, Fubuki.

Wiz: Actually, that's her younger sister.

Text then show up on the screen, stating that Tatsumaki is 28 while Fubuki is 23.

Boomstick: Her— wait, what?! Man, anime's real confusin'.

Wiz: But given her past, even with her sister beside her, Tatsumaki has some serious trust issues.

Boomstick: She doesn't even want Fubuki to have friends. Chill out, lady. Friends are important. Right, Wiz?

Wiz: Sorry, what?

Boomstick: Aw. Whelp, he had his chance.

Wiz: Anyway, manipulating objects and organisms is only part of her skillset. Tatsumaki's power truly shines when it comes to precision.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Oh yeah, she's so talented, she can use her crazy mind power to have full control over television!

Wiz: Uh... Yeah, sure, but that's not really what I had in mind.

Boomstick: Change! CHANGE!

Boomstick tries to psychically change the TV screen.

Wiz: Well, Tatsumaki has some level of control over a person's chi, or, as it's known in traditional Chinese culture, vital life force. If she can overpower her opponent, she can use their own chi to disable or even kill them.

Wiz uses a remote to change the channel on the monitor to The Simpsons and hides it behind his back right before Boomstick opens his eyes and notices the screen.

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Dance Party
by Bob Bradley, Matt Sanchez & Steve Dymond
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Boomstick: I did it! I'm psychic!

We cut back to the analysis.

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Kaiju Chaos
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Wiz: Against other espers, she can spiral her own energy to redirect theirs, and even suppress their powers in an instant.

Boomstick: Yeah, Lady Tornado can block their psychic-ness whenever she wants, so long as they're a weaker esper than her, which basically means everyone. One-Punch Man, meet the One-Thought Woman. Seriously, this chick is so powerful, she pulled a meteor from outer space.

Wiz: Well, while that move is pretty well known, it technically is not canon into the original source material. However, that doesn't mean it's off the table, as it turns out her other accomplishments prove she's more than powerful enough to pull it off.

Boomstick: Just look at her liftin' up this... Uh... What am I lookin' at here?

We see an image of Tatsumaki using her psychic powers to lift an underground hideout into the air.

Wiz: Good question. Thankfully, ONE was kind enough to include these lovely labels identifying Z-City and an underground hideout. Now, Tatsumaki is psychokinetically lifting the entire hideout, which was previously stated to reach over fifteen hundred meters deep. As for the city, the world of One-Punch Man is based on real-life locations in Tokyo. So at the very least, we could compare Z-City to a smaller district like Ginza, which consists of about 215 acres. With the size of an average building in that district in mind, and thus scaling the building to the hideout and then to Ginza, we found that Tatsumaki must be lifting over three billion tons of rock.

Boomstick: That's like lifting the entire Great Wall of China 62 times. More than powerful enough to pull a meteor from the sky.

Wiz: When the alien invader Boros attacked City A with a hailstorm of giant bullets, she was fast enough to stop them in midair and turn them back on the enemy ship. Scaling these bullets to the height of a human and gauging by the amount of damage they could cause, the bullets must have been moving eighteen hundred times faster than sound.

Boomstick: She's tough enough to survive an attack that's 300 times the Earth's gravity, which probably explains why she could push through crazy g-forces while flying and fighting against the One-Punch Man himself: Saitama.

Wiz: By looking at the distance they flew in such a short timeframe, they were likely moving more than 36 times the speed of sound.

Boomstick: Which is awesome, but she still didn't win the fight.

Wiz: It was actually a rather humbling experience for her, finally realizing that perhaps she isn't the most powerful person alive.

Boomstick: I mean, all espers have limits, including Tatsumaki. Their psychic power drains them of energy, so they can get worn out to a point where they can't do their psycho magic for a while.

Wiz: Also, she generally has to focus exclusively on either offense or defense, so when she's on the attack, her guard is lowered. Something a skilled enough opponent can certainly take advantage of. Also, should an esper like Tatsumaki suffer a serious head injury, their powers become more difficult to use.

Boomstick: So maybe she's not quite the unstoppable goddess as she thought she was, and after gettin' that memo, she finally loosened up a bit. She even let her sis hang out with her friends instead of throwin' them into a wall or somethin'. Aw.

Wiz: Yet at the end of the day, the idea that anyone could even hope to match the Tornado of Terror's pure psychic power seems laughable.


Tatsumaki: You disgust me. Get lost!

In Saitama's perspective, Tatsumaki is pint-sized and poorly drawn.

Saitama: What's with the attitude from... this lost child?


Prelude

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

Boomstick: But first, my mental powers are telling me that some of you are hungry!

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 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, my mental powers are telling me that some of you are hungry!

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 BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

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One Hundred Percent
by Brandon Yates
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We see Shigeo Kageyama, better known as Mob, walking through a city holding a map as he realizes he is lost.

Mob: Oh. I'm lost.

The Tornado of Terror, Tatsumaki appears behind him.

Tatsumaki: Hmph. What are you doing, dummy? Get out of here.

Mob: Can you help me? Do you go to the middle school here, too?

Two certain words in that dialogue greatly offend the childlike 28-year-old as she gets up close to the young adolescent 14-year-old teenager.

Tatsumaki: "Middle school"?! Know your place!

Tatsumaki slams Mob to a building with her telekinesis as Mob gets off easily and strokes the dust off his uniform, much to her obvious surprise. before he confronts her with a single message.

Mob: You shouldn't use your powers on others.

The Tornado of Terror, now angered, lifts a building behind her, turns it to dust, and launches it at Mob, only for the White T-Poison to redirect it at her as she uses her barrier.

Tatsumaki: You think you're impressive? I'll crush you in five seconds FLAT!

The bratty esper slams gravity at him as Shigeo uses his barrier to protect him, with great strain.

Mob's Percentage: 62%

Mob's Percentage: 75%

Tatsumaki flicks Mob through a building and slams him to another building with her telekinesis.

Mob's Percentage: 81%

Tatsumaki then grabs Mob and flies upward, dragging him along the side of the building and destroying the top of it. Once in the air, she slams Mob to the ground with contempt, destroying another building as she looks down.

Mob's Percentage: 100%

Mob clears the rubble surrounding him and gets up to his feet, now in his 100% form. With rage being the dominant emotion, he raises his open illuminated palm to his attacker, a menacing look in his eyes.

Mob: Time to teach you a lesson.

Looking confused at his statement, Tatsumaki is caught off guard when Mob uses his powers to send her yelling into the street below, face first in a crater.

Tatsumaki: What?!

Mob: By the way, just so you know...

Mob telekinetically pulls her in, only to forcefully send her flying. He soars off in pursuit, catching up and delivering a hard kick upward into the air. The teen prodigy again catches up with her.

Mob: ...this is your fault.

Mob viciously kicks Tatsumaki once again, sending her flying and crashing into a nearby skyscraper. Despite the bad landing, the green-haired esper is more incensed then injured.

Tatsumaki: WHAT?!

Her foe's hand immediately shuts her up, and Mob wastes no time slamming and smashing her body into the remaining skyscrapers within range. He is just about to finish it off with a rough landing on the pavement below when Tatsumaki quickly erects her own psychic barrier, shaking him off, gaining some distance and leveling more of the environment as pieces of rubble float alongside her. Getting up from the attack, Mob fires twin streams of the surrounding earth with his powers at Tatsumaki, but the Tornado of Terror effortlessly swerves around them before channeling them herself and forcing them back to the sender, who blocks them with another barrier.

Tatsumaki then decides the fight has gone on long enough. With enough psychic force, she telekinetically lifts up an enormous chunk of the city landmass into the air, distracting Mob just long enough for her to retreat to a safe distance. Glowing with green energy, she mentally cuts the landmass in half and sends it closing in like a city-sized sandwich on Shigeo, who activates his shield once more to no avail.

From Tatsumaki's viewpoint, the colossal merging was successful. She turns back in self-satisfaction, confident that her opponent is pulverized.

Tatsumaki: How easy.

However, her smugness in instantly dashed when the conjoined landmass explodes in a blinding light.

Mob's Percentage: ???%

Mob awakens his ??? form and sends many building ruins and debris into the air, surrounding both espers. The Tornado of Terror outspeeds the assaulting barrage before closing back in to collide with him. After getting send back, the proud, arrogant tone she had at the start of the battle is now reduced to undignified screeching as she yells at her opponent.

Tatsumaki: You think you're a big shot?! Try this!!

Tatsumaki throws two buildings at Mob, hoping to crush him. It doesn't work, as he effortlessly dissolves them in a deep purple void. She then raises her hand to the sky, like calling forth some help from above, only for her opponent to sock her square in the face two times before dropping a floating car on her. With the Tornado of Terror helplessly caught, Mob appears behind her and unlleashes a psychic blast that cuts the car clean in half and sends Tatsumaki flying upwards. He then quickly flies above her before rushing back down and sending her into the ground brutally with another punishing blow.

Now bloodied and battered in a crater her body created, the S-class hero could only turn in time to see ??? Mob point a single finger at her. She tries to counterattack, but her esper power is quickly overpowered as Tatsumaki's arms and body get painfully twisted, mangled, and contorted around each other, binding her. Despite the extreme agony, she hands out one piece of advice.

Tatsumaki: You should pay more attention.

A flash of light is seen up in the sky behind Mob, quickly revealed to be a burning meteor flying straight towards him. The teen is ready to shield himself with yet another psychic barrier, but with what esper strength she still had, Tatsumaki channels enough power to shatter it, leaving Mob open to a fiery impact.

Once the dust clears, the green-haired prodigy realigns her mangled limbs and looks down at the body of Shigeo Kageyama, crushed under the undamaged meteor. Her haughty attitude returning, she issues one last mental command, and the still-living boy dissolves via a mini psychic tornado.

Tatsumaki: Nobody beats me.

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Results

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One Hundred Percent
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Whoa, that was crazy! I thought for sure Mob would win with his sucking power!

Wiz: This was an incredibly close match. Honestly, if we were to run through this fight a hundred more times, Mob could reasonably win 40 or so of them.

Boomstick: But we're not here to find out who wins 40% of the time. Mob had tons of awesome abilities which gave Tatsumaki a hard time, but she still has the stuff to pull off a win more times than not.

Wiz: Right. First of all, Tatsumaki had a notable advantage when it came to training and experience.

Boomstick: She's a top-ranked superhero who was trained from seven years old fighting a middle-schooler who never wanted to use his powers in the first place.

Wiz: She was faster, too, given her reaction against Boros' bullets moving over 617,000 meters per second.

Boomstick: Sure, Mob reacted to freakin' lightning, but believe it or not, that's still technically slower.

We cut to the post-analysis.

Wiz: See, a lightning bolt technically has two different speeds to consider. First for the slower leader of ionized air going down, and second for the faster flash going up. Given that Mob was reacting to a projectile moving down towards him, this can only mean he was reacting to the leader, which moves 98,000 meters per second. More than six times slower than Tatsumaki.

Boomstick: So, even though Mob had the edge of being able to attack and defend at the same time, Tatsumaki was a lot quicker than him, so she could switch between attacking and defending fast enough to counter Mob whenever she really needed to.

Wiz: Still, that alone doesn't mean Mob couldn't have eventually scored a fatal blow. All of this would mean nothing if Tatsumaki couldn't overpower Mob's absorbing shield.

Boomstick: His awesome power of suck.

Wiz: Right. We know Mob's, uh, sucking shield had a limit given how he was forced to transfer absorbed energy into those seeds, growing a massive head of broccoli in an instant. We can actually use this broccoli to get a general idea of Mob's absorbing limits. Broccoli typically requires 143 kilojoules of energy to grow 1/10th of a kilogram's worth. Scaling this giant one to the nearby buildings, we found it to be 21 million times larger than the average broccoli. This means Mob must have transferred enough energy to equate to about 1.6 megatons of TNT.

Boomstick: Yeah, but how about the energy Tatsumaki used to stop and redirect those giant bullets? Those things are huge solid shells with no explosive component, given how Saitama here was able to crush one without triggerin' a big kaboom. And they could wipe out a whole city!

Wiz: We're shown that the shells destroyed most of City A in one shot, and we can see how much damage they dealt with Boros' ship when Tatsumaki turned them around. With this data in mind, the height of Boros' ship, and the already calculated bolt speed, we determined the energy she displayed here must have equaled at least 470 gigatons of TNT.

Boomstick: Way more than Mob's big cloud feat, and more than enough to shatter his shield all at once. Tatsumaki was just too damn powerful. And it's not like Mob could absorb giant rocks thrown at him either.

Wiz: Certainly. Mob's unique powers were generally passive and defensive, whereas Tatsumaki's were better suited to precision strikes and deadly blows. Once Mob's barrier was down, she had plenty of options for wrapping things up, whether it be blocking his psychic power, controlling his chi, or simply crushing him herself.

Boomstick: And her powers weren't dependent on her feelings, so she was always at full strength, no matter what the situation was.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Mob certainly had the skill and ability to put up an incredibly close fight, but Tatsumaki's experience, speed, and power put an end to this prodigious battle.

Boomstick: She just had the "esper-ience" she needed.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Tatsumaki.

Original Track

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One Hundred Percent
by Brandon Yates
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Composition

The track for this fight is "One Hundred Percent" by Brandon Yates. It appears to have some violin in it, as it references Mob's theme when going to 100%. It also has some electric guitar in it, possibly referencing One-Punch Man's music.

Title

The title is an obvious reference to Mob's 100% mode. The "One" in the title could also relate to Tatsumaki's home series (One-Punch Man), as well as ONE, the creator of both One-Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100.

Cover Art

The cover art done by Luis Cruz depicts a red 100% symbol (as seen in Mob Psycho 100) surrounded by a green and pink aura with lightning coming out of it. The green aura within the 100% likely references how the color is associated with Tatsumaki's psychic powers, while the pink aura outside it likely references how the color is associated with Mob's.

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Mob and Tatsumaki are that they are both incredibly powerful anime espers created by ONE. Both have strained relationships with their younger siblings who are weaker espers than them (Ritsu and Fubuki, respectively), and have defeated many other espers and supernatural entities. Both are also known for their less "impressive" presentations (Mob has an unassuming appearance, which is why he was given his nickname, while Tatsumaki is often mistaken for a young child and is occasionally drawn in a simplistic style).
    • This is also a battle of opposites, as the two have contrasting natures when it comes to using their abilities due to the teachings of their mentor/mentor figure (Reigen taught Mob to refrain from using his psychic powers to hurt others at all costs, while Blast encouraged Tatsumaki to use hers to their destructive maximum), as well as their mindsets when it comes to relationships with others (Mob seeks to break out of his shell and form connections with others, while Tatsumaki believes she can only depend on herself and pushes others away).
    • Both also received the second season of their anime adaptations in 2019, the year this episode released.
    • ONE has once stated that if Mob and Tatsumaki were to fight, Tatsumaki would be the usual victor. However, he was unsure who would win if Mob gets serious.[1]

Easter Eggs

  • Boomstick referring to Reigen as a "sex symbol" in Mob's analysis is a reference to a meme that refers to Reigen as an "internet sex symbol", stemming from a Mob Psycho 100 review by Anime News Network.
  • Numerous hand-drawn and pixel art animations of differing styles are used throughout the fight, likely in reference to how the animations of both Mob Psycho 100 and One-Punch Man change art styles depending on a scene's serious or comical value.

Errors

  • At the start of the fight, the building next to the combatants is on Mob's left and Tatsumaki's right. However, when Tatsumaki tells Mob to "Know your place" and telekinetically throws him into the building, it suddenly appears as if the two swapped places, as the building is now on Mob's right and Tatsumaki's left.
    • Immediately afterward, when Tatsumaki angrily grabs and grounds a nearby building to rubble to attack Mob with and Mob deflects it, it appears that their positions have swapped places again.
  • ??? Mob briefly reverts back to his normal 100% sprite when he hits Tatsumaki with enough force to send her crashing into the ground in the fight's climax.
  • Tatsumaki's name is misspelled as "Tatsukai" in the final pop-up box of the post-analysis.
  • The episode's verdict claims that Mob could theoretically win around 40% of the time, and that Tatsumaki simply held more advantages to win more often. However, unlike other episodes that similarly suggest the match could go either way, Mob's only given advantages are hard-countered (attacking and defending simultaneously countered by speed, and the absorbing shield countered by vastly stronger power), and every other advantage is given to Tatsumaki, leaving no reasoning to suggest that he would win almost half of the time.

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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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