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The ultimate slugfest between two Superman wannabes! Who will win?
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Omni-Man VS Homelander is the 160th episode of Death Battle, featuring Omni-Man from the Invincible series and Homelander from the The Boys series in a battle between violent deceptive supermen. Omni-Man was voiced by Tom Schalk and Homelander was voiced by Yong Yea.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Omni-Man, the invincible champion from Planet Viltrum.

Boomstick: Homelander, the world's greatest superhero, brought to you by Vought International.

Wiz: Few heroes have stood the test of time with more aplomb than the very first: Superman. But what if absolute power did, in fact, corrupt absolutely?

Boomstick: Answer: we're all screwed.

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.

Omni-Man

Boomstick: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's... Omni-Man~! Heh, heh. Had you goin' there for a second, huh?

Wiz: Uh, not really, his name is in the title of the video—

Boomstick: Well, you might be forgiven for mistaking Nolan Grayson for his classic comic inspiration. He's even got that sexy mustache that he's not afraid to hide with terrible CGI. Born on the planet Viltrum, Nolan was sent to Earth to act as its superpowered alien defender and spread the enlightenment of his utopian homeworld.

Wiz: And as his superhero alter-ego, Omni-Man, there was no one better-suited to the task; he’s saved the world countless times, worked alongside the Guardians of the Globe, and even married and had a son, Mark.

Boomstick: Life couldn't be better… until Mark inherited his dad's Viltrumite powers. That’s when Mark found out that his dad was a stinking rat bastard liar!

Wiz: Turns out Viltrum wasn't exactly the peaceful utopia Nolan promised.

Boomstick: Peaceful in the sense that they culled half their population, murdering billions with their bare hands until only the strongest were left, united by a common purpose.

Wiz: This Viltrumite Empire then went on to conquer planet after planet in their home galaxy, murdering any who dared oppose them. So just scratch that whole peaceful part entirely.

Boomstick: And turns out Omni-Man was here to do that same thing to Earth. Sorry Mark, your dad's a dick.

Wiz: Even worse, he's easily the most powerful being on the entire planet.

Boomstick: Imagine combining the raw power of a Kryptonian and the bloodlust of a Saiyan, and whatcha get is basically a Viltrumite.

Wiz: Due to their unique DNA, Viltrumites are composed of Smart Atoms that they can manipulate to achieve superhuman feats, like holding their breath for weeks on end by drawing more energy from the oxygen inside them.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Kinda reminds me of that whole bio-electric aura thing Superman has. That's basically how comic writers bullshit a science-y explanation for his powers.

Wiz: Except "Smart Atoms" make even less sense. How can atomic structure be designated by your DNA? DNA is made of atoms! It's completely nonsensical biological hogwash that I cannot stand!

Boomstick: Uh oh, comics fans! I'm callin' this... debunked!

Boomstick pulls out a remote button and pushes it with a finger, spraying confetti everywhere with a clown noise while the word DEBUNKED appears on the monitor. The remote also sets Wiz on fire, who runs off with a Wilhelm scream to Boomstick's surprise before we cut back to the analysis.

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Killerboy
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Boomstick: Viltrumites can fly, withstand near absolute zero temperatures, and even possess insane healing factors. Y'know, stuff like getting punched through the stomach, having your guts ripped out, or having your face smashed up into tomato soup! I don't mean to exaggerate, but Viltrumites in this series get fucked up, and somehow survive!

Wiz: However, too much trauma to the brain or heart can overtax their healing factors, and intense heat can be especially damaging.

Boomstick: Even the most powerful Viltrumites can be killed by extended baths in the spicy hot plasma of a star.

Wiz: And because of their abilities, their inner ear vestibular system is far more sensitive than a regular human's. Intense sonic pressure will disrupt their fragile equilibrium and even prevent them from flying.

Boomstick: Though, pushing themselves to their physical limits only ends up makin' 'em way stronger. And considering Nolan has been alive and planet conquering for thousands of years, he's easily one of the toughest Viltrumites around. Like, other aliens attacking him will literally splatter their bodies against him! But Mark didn't inherit everything from his dad. Despite his alien genes, Mark was raised as a human with our weak, pathetic human values like "love and compassion" and "not brutally murdering the shit out of everyone you see like a maniac". Really made it difficult for Nolan to relate to his kid.

Wiz: Such as when these aliens invaded Earth. Mark tried his best to minimize casualties and outsmart his numerically superior foes.

Boomstick: Nolan, meanwhile, tackled their leader through the portal back to their homeworld, then spent some time systematically annihilating their planet for even daring to take Earth from him. Classic generational divide.

Wiz: "Annihilate" is underselling it. Nolan flew so fast that his body lit their planet's atmosphere on fire, creating massive country-sized explosions, with his own body as the projectile!

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Archangel
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Boomstick: Omni-Man has flown across galaxies in only a week, survived punching a hole through a planet, and even deflected a meteor the size of Texas.

Wiz: Assuming that means the diameter of the meteor is equivalent to the distance from the top of the panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico, that would make it 1,300 kilometers wide.

Boomstick: And weigh over 4.6 quintillion tons! Moving at reentry speeds of over 11,000 meters per second, it'd hit with enough energy to destroy the moon twice over!

Wiz: So, Omni-Man is strong enough to slaughter those who considered him an ally: the Guardians of the Globe. All to ensure as seamless a transition to the coming Viltrumite rule as possible.

Boomstick: Too bad for Nolan, it wouldn't be that easy, because he'd have to go through his son first.

Wiz: Mark was horrified by his father's treachery, spurred on by the reveal that Nolan only viewed his mother as a pet, a disposable broodmare. Invincible fought Omni-Man to save the planet.

Boomstick: And that's when Mark's real Viltrumite "train-ing" began. Get it? "Train-ing"? Like the train-

Wiz: Yes, we get it, it was a good pun, Jesus!

Boomstick: But if anything, it was Omni-Man that learned a lesson about humanity that day.

Wiz: He may have tried to turn Mark into a Viltrumite, but in reality, as Nolan fled Earth with tears in his eyes, Mark made his father... human.

Homelander

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Alex Hero
by Ceiri Torjussen
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Wiz: Welcome to Vought International, a multi-billion dollar American conglomerate whose number one products are the greatest superheroes on the face of the Earth.

Boomstick: That's right! Superheroes are real, and they're big business.

Wiz: Imagine a company that possesses a monopoly on popular culture. Pumping out movies, TV shows, action figures, and video games constantly. Drowning the masses in a slurry of focus-tested nostalgia opium with no end in sight.

Boomstick: Yeah... Imagine...

Wiz: Within Vought's pantheon of gods among men is their premiere super team, the Seven, and its leader, Homelander.

Boomstick: He's got the looks, the charm, the Jesus, and most importantly, he's got the power to slaughter all of America's enemies at home and abroad. This guy probably eats freedom and shits eagles.

Wiz: But Homelander's squeaky-clean corporate sheen is only skin deep.

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Where's My Hero
by Noah Sorota
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Wiz: Far from the big blue boy scout he's marketed as, Homelander is probably the closest thing to Lucifer on Earth.

Boomstick: Remember Bad Future Biff from Back to the Future? Now give him superpowers and media training.

Wiz: Vought's official story is that Homelander was an alien who landed here as a baby. A tale we're all familiar with.

Boomstick: And one that's total bullshit! Homie was made in a lab with Vought's proprietary super-soldier serum, Compound V.

Wiz: And he was a complete success.

Boomstick: Too much of a success! He was murdering rooms of terrified scientists before his umbilical cord was even cut. In the comics, Vought had to keep a remote-controlled hydrogen bomb strapped to him at all times, because they had no idea what else could possibly kill him.

Wiz: As he grew up, he was subjected to psychological conditioning to make him the greatest and most profitable hero of all time.

Boomstick: It wasn't long before he debuted as Homelander, the ultimate defender of the American Dream.

Wiz: Homelander possesses massively superhuman strength, speed and durability. He can fly at hypersonic speeds, see through walls with x-ray vision, and detect a person's emotional state from just the sound of their heartbeat.

Boomstick: But you know you're done for when he breaks out his heat vision, which is strong enough to slice through crowds of people, or split airplanes in half.

Wiz: Or scream so loud that it shatters the eardrums of anyone around him.

Boomstick: Those are innocent bystanders whose ears are exploding, by the way. Oh yeah, he totally botched this mission to stop a plane hijacking, so he forced each and everyone onboard to die in the resulting crash so they wouldn’t reveal his incompetence.

Wiz: Well, Homelander's powers may be real, but his heroism is a charade. Though he plays his part well, he cares nothing for the peons he's forced to protect.

Boomstick: The only thing he treasures is, ironically, his public image. Turns out, bein' raised as a lab experiment doesn't create a healthy person. But don't worry, he eventually cleaned up his act and started a totally 100% healthy sexual relationship with a fellow superhero... who just happened to be an actual Nazi.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, the latter drawing with a crayon as he talks with the former looking unnerved, and Boomstick shows his results: a poorly drawn Superman and Lois Lane in flight, with Lois on top of the Man of Steel's groin.

Boomstick: Speakin' of sex, Wiz, you know how I'm always sayin' we should figure out how Superman and Lois, uh, get busy? Well, forget that, 'cause Homelander proved that they can't, when his ejaculation blew his partner to smithereens! WHO DREW THAT?!

Wiz: Look, there's no way to sugarcoat this, considering a human's... load has much less mass than a shotgun pellet, it would have to be moving significantly faster to achieve the same kinetic energy. Over 1,500 meters per second, or 4.5 times faster than sound.

Boomstick, meanwhile, has his crayon stuck in his ear.

Boomstick: That's right! Homelander can bust a nut faster than the speed of sound. Welp, good night, everybody!

We cut back to the analysis.

Boomstick: Ooh, kinda sucks for humanity that they made this dude the most powerful being on the planet and a psycho murderer.

Wiz: That's no exaggeration. Stillwell even commented that Homelander has proven immune to every weapon known to mankind, no matter how powerful. Humanity literally lacks the ability to kill him.

Boomstick: That'd include nuclear weapons as powerful as the Tsar Bomb, which exploded with the energy of 50 megatons of TNT!

Wiz: Actually, it could have exploded with twice that, but the Soviets who created it were afraid it would irreversibly alter Earth's biosphere and end the world. That's right, we all almost died.

Boomstick: And that's the kinda shit Homelander can shrug off no problem! He's strong enough to throw a jet with one hand and fast enough to outspeed a C4 explosion.

Wiz: Despite being an emotionally stunted manchild, Homelander is still surprisingly cunning and able to manipulate those around him.

Boomstick: Though it probably wasn't too smart to piss off the world's angriest limey, Billy Butcher. Yeah, turns out forcibly fathering a bastard son with someone else's wife is not a good idea.

Wiz: Of note, as unjustifiable as it is, to Homelander, this gave him something he never had before: some small measure of control over his own life.

Boomstick: Being born Vought's star pupil meant he was under their thumb from the day he was born. His super-powered son was the first thing that was truly his and might be his best option for a new beginning—


Homelander is shown tossing his son down a rooftop in an effort to get him to fly, but he just flops on the ground.


Boomstick: Or... not...

Prelude

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

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

On a snowy Christmas afternoon, Nolan Grayson, also known as Omni-Man, floats down in front of the Grayson residence, which is decked with holiday decorations. After entering the house, he stops at the dining room table to notice another man at the table holding a cup of cocoa and wearing a Santa hat. The stranger, Homelander, greets Nolan with a jovial smile.

Homelander: Howdy, neighbor! Cocoa? It's waaarm~.

Omni-Man does not reply, but his eyes notice something off-screen before glancing back at Homelander, who takes a sip of cocoa and smacks his lips loudly.

Homelander: You know, Nolan... Homelander is more than just a superhero. It might be cynical to say this, but he's, uh... a brand. And it's very important to me that that brand... means something.

As he continues his monologue, Homelander looks at a framed picture of the Grayson family, where Nolan, Debbie, and Mark smile happily.

Homelander: And if I'm playing second-fiddle to some goddamn alien... tch. What's really the point, right? What do you think... Debbie?

The camera switches to reveal that Debbie has been reduced to nothing but a charred skeleton.

Homelander: Aw, she's shy.

Homelander turns to address and threaten the now widowed Nolan, his eyes momentarily glowing red from heat.

Homelander: So, do we have an understanding? Get the fuck out of my country.

With his opponent done speaking, the still calm Omni-Man takes a deep breath before speaking his first sentence to the psychopathic Homelander.

Omni-Man: I'm going to feed you your own heart.

Homelander is stunned silent... before he breaks out into laughter at the Omni-Man's words, completely unfazed by the threat albeit trying to compliment his one-liner...

Homelander: Hahahaha, shit!

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Diabolical Invincible Me
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Homelander: That was a great lin—

... before getting interrupted by a powerful punch to the jaw from Omni-Man, knocking his Santa hat off and his mug away, which also unleashes a shockwave strong enough to vaporize Debbie's skeleton.

With Homelander knocked to the house walls, Omni-Man follows up with a flurry of punches quick enough to prevent him from using his heat vision against him through the pummeling. He then grabs him by the face before throwing him onto the dining table, which breaks apart under Homelander's weight, with the cocoa mug and its contents falling on his face. Nolan goes on to mock his motives.

Omni-Man: Country? Seriously? I'm not here for your country.

Homelander recovers and angrily charges at Omni-Man, ramming both of them through the wall and multiple houses. Stopping on the street for a brief moment, he follows up by grabbing Nolan's head and grinding it against the ground as he flies, unwittingly crashing into an oil tanker and causing an explosion. A few bystanders witness the scene as both fly into the sky, with Omni-Man knocking Homelander away with another powerful punch.

Chasing after him, Omni-Man stops a few feet away from his frustrated opponent who goes to charge at him, but Nolan quickly dodges and grabs the back of his head, with Homelander struggling to break free. Noticing a plane coming right for them, Nolan turns with him in hand to face it head-on, intent on having it ram into them. Refusing to take a faceful, Homelander uses his heat vision to shoot down the plane and send it crashing to the ground. He then hits Omni-Man with an elbow to break himself free from his grasp before using his heat vision against him, but Nolan unfazingly catches the beam before pummeling him twice more as he lectures him.

Omni-Man: Never been hit by someone your own size before? You have to turn with the punch to reduce—

As Homelander goes for an interruptive punch, Nolan quickly gives him an example of what he means, suddenly lashing out with a jab that leaves him with a bloodied nose and mouth. Omni-Man proceeds to sarcastically compliment his opponent's "improvement".

Omni-Man: Better.

He then uppercuts Homelander to flip him upside down before grabbing his leg and hand and stepping on his chin to drop down to the ground, intending to crush Homelander's head against it. Before this happens however, Homelander shouts out:

Homelander: STOP IT!!!

The supersonic scream that comes out debilitates Nolan's ears, causing them to bleed and the scream to mess with his equilibrium, forcing him to let go of Homelander, who grabs him and crashes down to the ground at hypersonic speeds, causing an explosion that vaporizes the unfortunate bystanders from before.

As the smoke clears, Homelander climbs out of the crater, panicking at the sight of blood on himself and more bystanders seeing him for what he truly is. He can only hyperventilate as his public image is ruined and his self-control deteriorates.

Omni-Man: What's the matter? Are you going to cry?

Homelander sees the caped figure of Omni-Man floating towards him through the flames. He uses his super scream again to shout at Nolan:

Homelander: BACK OFF!!!

With Nolan briefly stunned and falling to his knees, Homelander rushes forward and grabs him by the shoulder before blasting him point blank in the eyes with his heat vision. As he continues with this, he enters a furious tirade.

Homelander: AFTER I'M DONE WITH YOU, I'M GONNA FLASH-FRY THAT LITTLE SHIT SON OF YOURS, THIS WORTHLESS NEIGHBORHOOD, AND EVERY GODDAMN PERSON YOU KNOW!!!

Not tolerating any threats towards his son, Omni-Man silences his inferior opponent by grabbing his mouth and yanking it down, ripping off the skin and muscle and leaving his jaw hanging by one joint. Homelander can only let out a muffled scream of horror and pain from his mutilated face and takes a step back as the briefly blinded Omni-Man gets up. Nolan then thrusts his arm through Homelander's chest to impale him, before pulling it out alongside his heart. As the still-alive Homelander weakly gurgles and tries to reach for the organ, his dominating opponent only raises it out of his reach and asks him one question.

Omni-Man: Remember what I promised you?

Keeping true to his word, Nolan shoves the still-beating heart into the hanging mouth of his helplessly terrified adversary and forces him to his knees before grabbing the sides of his head, then opening his bloodshot eyes to reveal they were uninjured before uttering one final command.

Omni-Man: Now swallow.

Homelander, crying from the fear, torture, and agony, can only attempt to let out one last muffled scream to plead Nolan for mercy as his head is crushed into paste by Omni-Man's brute strength, splattering his blood everywhere and onto nearby bystanders watching in horror. Omni-Man, now covered in blood and with his own heroic façade in question, bids a simple farewell of holiday cheer.

Omni-Man: Merry Christmas.

He then flies away, uncaring for the corpse of Homelander, the blood-covered bystanders, or fiery carnage left behind.

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Results

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Diabolical Invincible Me
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Boomstick: Wiz, if there's a God, it sure seems like he was workin' out some aggression there.

Wiz: Despite Homelander's dominance within the world of The Boys, he's a big fish in a small pond, relatively speaking. Homelander can move faster than sound, while Omni-Man can move faster than light. Homelander can survive a nuke, while Omni-Man can shatter the moon twice over.

Boomstick: To be fair, Homelander did have a couple of abilities Omni-Man didn't, like his heat vision.

Wiz: And while Viltrumite healing factors have failed against continuous exposure to the heat of stars, that still took quite a bit of time, and there's no reason to think Homelander's heat vision was anywhere near that hot.

Boomstick: Hell, Nolan's tanked heat vision from the superhero Mean Supreme before, who can vaporize people in an instant.

Wiz: Even if it was hot enough, Omni-Man's superior speed would cut him off before he could do any lasting damage. Similarly, despite being able to disrupt his equilibrium with his supersonic screaming, Homelander wasn't strong enough to capitalize on it in any meaningful way.

Boomstick: Plus, while Homelander is pretty devious when the situation calls for it, Omni-Man has been fighting and conquering worlds for thousands of years. He comes from a warrior culture based on fighting. Homelander, on the other hand, comes from a test tube and never had to push himself as a fighter because he was always so much stronger than everyone else.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: And that's the key difference between them: one is a warrior, and the other is a bully. Homelander was never going to give up easy, but Omni-Man's skill, power, and Viltrumite heritage earned him the win.

Boomstick: When it comes to Superman knockoffs, Homelander had to eat his heart out.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Omni-Man.

Comparison

Omni-Man

+ 7.2 billion times faster
+ 60 billion times stronger
+ Healing factor
+ Superior flight ability

Homelander

+ Counters Omni-Man's flight by attacking equilibrium
+ Slightly more variety in abilities
- Has little means of a killing blow
- Much less experienced in taking hits

Original Track

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Diabolical Invincible Me
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Diabolical Invincible Me" by Brandon Yates. It is an electronic vocal rock track with some orchestral elements incorporated. The track's style is highly reminiscent of "Tom Tom" by Holy Fuck, which played in the Invincible animated series during the scene where Omni-Man decimates the Flaxans' homeworld.

Title

The title references "Diabolical" being a recurring phrase in Homelander's home series, The Boys, and Omni-Man's home series, Invincible. It may also be a reference to the phrase "Despicable Me", which is a phrase used when saying someone deserves to be hated for the things they have done, referencing how both combatants have done terrible things. "Diabolical" can also refer to how both combatants are terrible people behind their heroic façades, while "Invincible" can also refer to how both combatants are overpowered and nearly unstoppable in their home series.

Cover Arts

The original cover art done by John Mitchell depicts a dark translucent version of Omni-Man's chest insignia glowing red with Homelander's eagle symbol in front of it and blood splattered across the entire cover, referencing the highlight of gore in both combatants' home series. The blood splatter on the title itself may also be a reference to the end of the Invincible intro, where the series logo is splattered with increasingly more blood as the show goes on.

The cover art of the remastered version done by Bee (which was created for the track's reupload following Rooster Teeth's shutdown) depicts a burning comic book page split in half. The left half features Omni-Man's chest insignia glowing in front of Homelander's American flag cape and the plane the latter destroyed, while the right half features Homelander's eagle symbol stained in blood and in front a shot of Earth (with the U.S. outlined) and Omni-Man's home planet, Viltrum, from space. In front of the split are Debbie's burnt skull and Homelander's heart, referencing the beginning and climax of the fight, with Vought Tower in between. Like in the original cover art, blood is seen splattered across the title (with it further extending to the artist credit below here), again in a reference to the Invincible logo at the end of the show's intro getting splattered with increasingly more blood each episode. "Diabolical" and the artist credit are done in the style of the logo for the The Boys TV show, while "Invincible" is done in the style of the logo for the titular show and comic.

Lyrics

You feel the threat cause every step is like a mountain movin'
We haven't met, did I forget? No I don't need introducin'

Struck out like a match, astounding that you think that you could beat me
Strike back, what was that just now? As the plane goes down, do I make it look easy?
Honestly, all you weaklings look the same (look the same)
On the ground and your face is contorted in pain (pain, pain)

You feel the threat cause every step is like a mountain movin' (pain, pain)
We haven't met, did I forget? No I don't need introducin' (pain, pain)
You feel the hate 'cause every step I take the earth is shakin' (pain, pain)
Leave devastation in my wake 'cause it's all mine for the takin' (pain, pain)

Knocked out, your jaw's on the ground, but was there any doubt that it would end this way?
Yeah, you can eat your little evil heart out, let the people all around see your real face
All you little people down there look the same (look the same)
And I can't wait to see your faces contorted in pain (pain, pain)

You feel the threat cause every step is like a mountain movin' (pain, pain)
We haven't met, did I forget? No I don't need introducin' (pain, pain)
You feel the hate 'cause every step I take the earth is shakin' (pain, pain)
Leave devastation in my wake 'cause it's all mine for the takin' (pain, pain)

You feel the threat cause every step is like a mountain movin' (pain, pain)
We haven't met, did I forget? No I don't need introducin' (pain, pain)
You feel the hate 'cause every step I take the earth is shakin' (pain, pain)
Leave devastation in my wake 'cause it's all mine for the takin' (pain, pain)

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Omni-Man and Homelander are that they are both comic book supervillains who present themselves as superheroes and are evil analogues of Superman, but with a darker twist on his origin story (Omni-Man is secretly an alien soldier sent to prepare Earth for subjugation to his species' empire rather than to protect it, while Homelander was secretly a man-made experiment whose origin story of being an alien was a lie told to the public). Both were the strongest, most beloved and most popular superheroes on Earth and were overtly allied with their world's analogues of the Justice League of America (The Guardians of the Globe and The Seven, respectively), but secretly despised humans due to believing their own race was superior (Viltrumites and Supes, respectively), and committed many atrocities hidden to the public, but eventually dropped their façade and massacred many humans. Despite this however, both became attracted to a human woman (Debbie Grayson and Becca Butcher, respectively) and had a half-human child with them (Mark Grayson and Ryan Butcher, respectively), who they initially believed did not inherit their powers, but trained them abusively when they found out they did. Despite their individual power, both served under a major antagonistic faction (The Viltrumite Empire and Vought International, respectively) but eventually rebelled against them and became their figureheads (Omni-Man was crowned the ruler of the Viltrumite Empire after battling Thragg, and Homelander became the de facto head of Vought after forcing Stan Edgar to stand down). Both have also constantly found themselves at odds with former government agents (Cecil Steadman and Billy Butcher, respectively) who would develop contingency plans and rally troops against them. Later on, they would go down opposite paths (Omni-Man realized the errors of his ways and became a better person, while Homelander became an even worse person as time went on) but would both ultimately meet their end at the hands of a member of their own race whom they were initially allied with (Thragg and Black Noir, respectively).
    • Both also gained popularity around similar times due to starring in critically acclaimed Amazon Prime Video series known for their extremely violent and gory takes on the superhero genre (Invincible and The Boys, respectively).
    • This matchup has been officially acknowledged several times:
    • Both would end up becoming guest fighters for Mortal Kombat 1's first Kombat Pack.
    • More than a year later, both Omni-Man and Homelander were announced as guest characters in popular shooters (Fortnite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II / Warzone 2.0, respectively).
  • Season 3 of The Boys was released on June 3rd, 2022, 11 days after this episode's release.
  • Both the official Invincible and The Boys Twitter accounts promoted this episode, with both of them rooting for Omni-Man.[3][4]
  • Interestingly, both Omni-Man and Homelander's analysis previews on YouTube have different titles than the ones on Rooster Teeth.
    • Homelander's analysis preview was titled "Homelander is Forever in DEATH BATTLE!".
    • Omni-Man's analysis preview was titled "Omni-Man Thinks He'll Win DEATH BATTLE!", a reference to the infamous "Think, Mark!" meme.
    • Both of the YouTube analysis preview titles reference their respective series' protagonists, with "Omni-Man is Invincible in DEATH BATTLE!" obviously referring to his son Mark and "Homelander Will Butcher in DEATH BATTLE!" referencing Billy Butcher.
  • The version of Diabolical Invincible Me released on YouTube and Spotify and the version within the fight itself are significantly different, with the track in the fight omitting all lyrics after the first verse and cutting to the end of the song, resulting in it being much shorter than the version available for streaming. This was done to make the track accomodate the fight better, as the track itself is 40 seconds longer than the entire animation, even when it only starts playing a minute into it.
  • The 1,043rd word spoken in this episode by either Wiz or Boomstick, "PANTHEON" (originating from the line "Within Vought's pantheon of gods among men..."), serves as the key for the fourth numbered cryptogram of Season 10's cipher.

Easter Eggs

  • The last bullet point in Omni-Man’s "Background" slide states that he "Really wants his son to THINK". This is a reference to the infamous "Think, Mark!" meme and the line Omni-Man gave to Invincible.
  • The revolver-holding Texas that appeared during Omni-Man's meteor feat discussion is from the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures series.
  • The BetterHelp advertisement in the YouTube version of this episode makes a call-back to Madara VS Aizen, where Boomstick recalls when Wiz collapsed after excitedly explaining Madara's Eye of the Moon Plan during his analysis' cutaway.
    • This would make this the first episode with a BetterHelp advertisement which calls back to said episode, with the next one being Deku VS Asta.
  • Omni-Man holding Homelander in front of an incoming plane is a reference to when Nolan did a similar action by holding his son, Invincible, in front of an incoming train in Invincible.
    • Immediately after, Homelander slices said plane to pieces with his heat vision, which is also a reference to when he did the same thing in The Boys.
  • Homelander's death references several moments from Invincible and The Boys:
    • Homelander getting his jaw ripped off may be a reference to how he got his jaw punched off in the The Boys comics.
      • Additionally, it may also be a reference to how he accidentally killed a terrorist in Episode 8 of The Boys Presents: Diabolical in a similar fashion.
    • The way Omni-Man uses his arm to impale Homelander through the chest is similar to what he did to the Immortal in their second fight.
    • The silhouette art style used when Omni-Man forces Homelander's heart into his mouth is similar to when he rammed the Flaxan leader through multiple buildings during his destruction of the Flaxans' homeworld.
    • The way that Omni-Man crushes Homelander's head between his hands is the same way he killed Red Rush.
  • Interestingly, the start of Diabolical Invincible Me's second verse seems to make reference to the climax of the fight and the results of the matchup:
    • "Knocked out, your jaw's on the ground," may reference how Homelander's death starts with Omni-Man crushing his jaw.
    • "But was there any doubt that it would end this way?" may reference how everyone in and out of the Death Battle community knew Omni-Man would obviously stomp Homelander.
    • "Yeah, you can eat your little evil heart out," may reference the promise Omni-Man gave to Homelander about feeding him his own heart that he ultimately fulfills, as well as Boomstick's ending pun for the episode.
    • "Let the people all around see your real face" may reference how the bystanders in the fight saw Homelander's true, villainous colors after he failed to kill Omni-Man.

Errors

  • In the "Results" slide during the post-analysis, the points stating that Omni-Man was "7.2 billion times faster" and "60 billion times stronger" were both accidentally miswritten, as they were respectively supposed to be "72 billion" and "600 billion" instead.[7]

Other

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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