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Rick Sanchez VS The Doctor is the 185th episode of Death Battle, featuring Rick Sanchez from the Rick and Morty series and The Doctor from the Doctor Who series in a battle between brilliant dimension-hopping adventurers. Rick was voiced by Brent Williams and the Doctor was voiced by Elliott Crossley.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Boomstick: Rick Sanchez!

Wiz: The Doctor.

Boomstick: These brilliant geniuses dominate the cosmos, but who would win an all-out brawl?

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.

Rick Sanchez

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Chasing Lights
by Marius De La Mer
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Wiz: Everything about Morty Smith's life was perfectly average. Average house, average family, average school.

Boomstick: Maybe slightly below average intelligence.

Wiz: But everything changed the day his grandpa Rick came home.

Boomstick: Yeah, in style! 'Cause Rick Sanchez is anything but average.

Wiz: Rick is easily the smartest man in the universe and its most dangerous criminal. He spent years on the run from the Galactic Federation, going on adventures across the multiverse.

Boomstick: Who cares about the emotional trauma from abandoning his daughter, right? And then, he took her son and put him in life-threatening danger. Bye!

Wiz: Thus formed the greatest duo of the generation: Rick and Morty.

Boomstick: Eh, mostly Rick. Morty's the cannon fodder who smuggles grapefruit-size seeds up his ass. And that's just the first episode.

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Night Chase
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Wiz: Rick is an unparalleled inventor, always ready to face even the squanchiest of alien foes.

Boomstick: He's got your usuals: laser gun, invisibility belt, shrink ray, cyborg implants, the works.

Wiz: As well as some weirder things, like a Mr. Meeseeks Box...


Mr. Meeseeks: I'm Mr. Meeseeks!


Wiz: ...which can summon an infinite number of irritating temporary life-forms that will work tirelessly to accomplish a given task.

Boomstick: Or a series of android decoys that are so perfectly created, they don't even realize they're decoys... which leads them to create decoys that create decoys, and so on.

Wiz: Rick's gadgets can erase your memories, manipulate and travel through time, and even make a surface "True Level", as in perfectly flat, something normally mathematically impossible. So beautiful, that experiencing it for only a moment before returning to non-Euclidean space can emotionally scar you for life.

Boomstick: He can even inject you with his own genetic info and instantly chestburst a clone of himself from inside you, like a pasty, alcoholic Xenomorph! What the hell?!

Wiz: Rick and Morty travel the universe in the Space Cruiser. Powered by a microverse under the hood, this compact starship comes equipped with laser cannons, a fishing line that can tow a solar system, and a... unique artificial intelligence.

Boomstick: With all that crazy sci-fi gear, Rick and Morty's adventures were absolutely bonkers.

Wiz: From disentangling a time loop created by alien snakes to battling the metafictional Story Lord to Rick turning himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy.

Boomstick: This guy would rather battle the Russian mafia as a vegetable than address his feelings.

Wiz: Actually, pickles are fruit.

Boomstick: Because boy oh boy... does he have a lot of them.

Wiz: Behind the fart jokes and Wubba Lubba dub-dubs, Rick harbors bitter emotional agony.

Boomstick: Way back when, in a completely different universe, the Rick we know had a happy life, until another Rick from another universe took it all away, the bastard!

We cut to Wiz and DUMMI, the former of whom briefly pets the latter, along with Boomstick, who is holding Rick's Portal Gun.

Wiz: But, like me, Rick is a true inventor, and this tragedy spurred him to craft his greatest creation: the Portal Gun.

Boomstick shoots out a portal right next to Wiz, who dodges it, and another one above the trio, allowing DUMMI to approach and inspect the one next to Wiz.

DUMMI: My scans indicate it creates holes through all aspects of space-time, allowing Rick to travel anywhere in the multiverse. It sounds exhausting.

Boomstick: It can do more than that! It can slice you in half, set up traps, and even—

Boomstick is then suddenly interrupted by tentacles from the portal right next to Wiz snatching DUMMI away as Wiz cowers behind Boomstick. The portals dissipate soon after.

Wiz: That's coming out of your paycheck.

Boomstick: Nuh-uh.

We cut back to the analysis.

Wiz: Decades of traveling the multiverse hunting down the man who ruined his life darkened Rick's heart. He began to ask himself, "If there are an infinite number of universes with an infinite number of each person, how did any individual life matter?"

Boomstick: Sounds like he's overthinking it.

Wiz: Like the time he accidentally turned all of humanity into horrific Cronenbergs! He and Morty had to escape to a parallel universe, where they swapped places with recently deceased versions of themselves. What does that do to a person?

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Boomstick: Makes 'em badass! When Rick found the interdimensional Council of Ricks, he kicked their teeth in! Like they say, he's the Rickest Rick of them all.

Wiz: That he is. Just touching the hem of his coat can activate his energy shield or even induce instant death. Yes, instant. No, it isn't explained why. Though considering this reaction, it's likely a chemical released through the coat's lining—

Boomstick: Rickest Rick, Wiz! He's dodged an orbital space laser from just a few feet away. He's so smart, he figured out he's in a TV show. Yep, really.

Wiz: Perhaps his most mysterious is Operation Phoenix, a series of clone bodies that his consciousness can be uploaded to upon his death. Despite eventually taking it offline, his mind is still connected to every other Operation Phoenix across the multiverse.

Boomstick: Giving him an infinite number of extra lives! Even if some of them are shrimps... and fascists.

Wiz: Some of his devices can destroy the Earth, the universe, even alternate timelines. He actually did that just to manipulate the stock market.

Boomstick: Though underneath the drunken god complex, there's still a glimmer of the family man Rick used to be.

Wiz: Well, as much as he insists that love is just a chemical reaction in the brain, he does care about his daughter and grandkids... and Jerry... sometimes.

Boomstick: He's taken on an alien Zeus, the president of the United States, and the actual devil, even exiting the bounds of fiction into Meta Reality, fighting Jesus H. leaping Christ himself, and even meeting Joseph Campbell! Talk about a hero's journey!

Wiz: Challenge Rick at your will. He might look like a scrawny drunken septuagenarian, and he is, but he's also, somehow, the greatest warrior in the universe.

Boomstick: And you can lick his balls!

The Doctor

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Underlying Menace
by Keith Mansfield
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Wiz: Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright were just your average school teachers with a less than average student. Susan... was odd, almost like... an alien. And when they met her grandfather and his police box, they found out why.

Boomstick: They were aliens! And that police box was the TARDIS, a two-in-one spaceship and time machine.

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Greetings Earthlings
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Wiz: Thus, they were whisked away into the stars, kicking off over half a century of timey-wimey adventures with a revolving cast of companions, like Sarah Jane Smith, Rose Tyler, the Brigadier, Amy Pond, and so many more.

Boomstick: Complete with the cheesiest special effects you've ever seen!

Wiz: This madman with a box had a name he would never tell and a history he would always run from. He was only known as "The Doctor".

Boomstick: Doctor who?

Wiz: Exactly.

Boomstick: "Doctor Exactly"?

Wiz: Though the Doctor's origins are shrouded in mystery, we know they were born several thousand years ago and earned degrees in cosmic science and higher dimensional physics.

Boomstick: But he got bored with the stuffy Time Lord bureaucrats, stole a TARDIS, and explored time and space as a runaway. Who can forget those adventures chasing dinosaurs on a spaceship, dueling Robin Hood with a spoon, or shoving Hitler in a closet?

Wiz: Yeah, we know it's kind of weird... It's British.

Boomstick: But if you don't know who's who, you're probably wondering, "Who are all these people?" A bunch of old guys, young guys, a lady, and one of the Three Stooges?! What?!

Wiz: The Doctor is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. Time Lords may look human, but couldn't be more different. Not only do they have two hearts, they literally experience time differently. They can see past, present, and future all at once. They can resist temporal phenomena such as time stops and can tamper with fixed points in time. They're effectively acausal beings.

Boomstick: This makes them super hard to predict and nearly impossible to erase from any timeline. They can even breach the bounds of space and talk directly to you. Yes, you at home! Hello there.

Wiz: Time Lords are practically walking deus ex machinas. In fact, a lot of them would be proud to be called that.

Boomstick: Yeah, the Doc ran away for a reason: Time Lords are a bit dodgy.

Wiz: The Doctor has hypnotized with a glance, resisted mind control, survived deadly radiation, and even learned transmigration. As in, the ability to summon an object out of thin air.

Wiz: Sounds crazy, but it's apparently standard fair for Time Lord Academy.

Boomstick: But the reason why there are so many Doctors is that Time Lords have a funny way of cheating death.

Wiz: Upon receiving a fatal wound, the Doctor undergoes regeneration, gaining a new healthy body.

Boomstick: It's way more than that. While reloading, the Doctor has regrown lost limbs, become strong enough to knock down steel doors, and even weaponized his own time energy.

Wiz: Downside being if a Time Lord dies during regeneration, that ends the process permanently.

Boomstick: To date, we've seen 14 versions of the Doctor, plus a few extras mixed in here and there. Hell, by the time you're watching this, you've probably seen the 15th. Or the 16th!

Wiz: The experiences each Doctor gains changes and affects the next Doctor, and the next, and so on. Each Doctor maintains the same memories, but with an all-new personality.

Boomstick: Some like bow ties, some like jelly babies, some kick butt with Venusian karate, and some really hate the monarchy. Probably 'cause they're werewolves...

Wiz: But they always have one thing in common.

Boomstick: (in a British accent) They are Bri'ish!

Wiz: Well, one other thing in common.

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Decompression
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Wiz: The Doctor always enjoys the thrill of adventure, and they've got plenty of tech to help, like the Sonic Screwdriver. Utilizing sonic waves to manipulate nearby objects, it can pick locks, cause detonations, and fry circuitry. It's sort of a Swiss Army plot device that can hack its way through most problems. The perfect pacifist tool for resolving conflict.

Boomstick: It's only weakness is that it doesn't do wood... or turkey. Though considering it can destroy machines, disrupt molecules, and even erase memories... I'll take it.

Wiz: The Doctor doesn't often carry weapons. There's an invisibility watch, a time travel ring, psychic paper that tricks basically everyone, and perception filters that prevents others from noticing certain things, even people.

Boomstick: But the Doc does reluctantly have a few weapons stored away, like the Dematerialization Gun.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, the latter holding the D-Mat and playfully pretending to shoot it at Wiz.

Wiz: It might look slapped together with Hobby Lobby pipes, but the D-Mat can literally erase you from time. As in, it causes you to have never existed in the first place.

DUMMI then comes in from the right.

DUMMI: But, if you never existed, then the gun would have never needed to fire. Which means you weren't wiped from existence. Which means the gun would need to fire. Which means—

Annoyed over his contemplation, Boomstick shoots DUMMI with the D-Mat, causing the robot to vanish from existence. After a moment, the two co-hosts blindly glance around in silence before Boomstick questions Wiz:

Boomstick: Did you say something?

Wiz only shrugs, both of them apparently having forgotten that DUMMI had ever existed. We then cut back to the analysis.

Boomstick: That's not the only time-erasing tool in the Doctor's box, but we got to talk about, you know, the box! Shabby blue police box on the outside, incredible time machine that's bigger on the inside. This is the TARDIS.

Wiz: The Time And Relative Dimension In Space is a sentient ship that travels space and time with ease. It's strong enough to tow planets, powerful enough to stop anti-matter from destroying the universe, and tough enough to tank lightning from Zeus. Yes, the god Zeus. It can even adjust its interior to an infinite degree, both in terms of space and time.

Boomstick: So, uh, if the TARDIS doesn't like you, you might get lost inside it... forever. Don't piss off the TARDIS.

Wiz: Or any of the Doctor's enemies, some of the universe's deadliest monsters: Cybermen, Zygons, Weeping Angels...

Boomstick: And the Slitheen, the big chunky aliens that took over 10 Downing Street!... and couldn't stop farting.

Wiz: Even when the Doctor prefers not to resort to fisticuffs, he's tough enough to survive bolts of lightning that vaporized an ordinary human. He's even dodged half a dozen disintegration rays while also improvising several thousand calculations in a matter of nanoseconds.

Boomstick: Yeah, the Doctor's super smart. So smart, his brain once powered a 1,000-year-old supercomputer.

Wiz: The Doctor's outwitted cosmic entities like the Great Intelligence, the Time Lord nemesis the Master, and apparently the original Satan, who isn't even the most frightening alien in the multiverse, because that would be the Daleks.

Boomstick: Alright, bear with me here. They may look like trash cans with plungers, but they can exterminate anything that gets in their way, even all of space and time! Like when they battled the Time Lords to extinction in the Last Great Time War!

Wiz: A war that showed a darker side to the Doctor. Thrust into a conflict that put all of reality at risk, the Doctor became a warrior. A soldier. A killer.

Boomstick: A side of him that had always been there, hiding just under that cheeky grin.

Wiz: Finally, in a single Moment, the Doctor pressed a big red button to end the war, and all of Gallifrey, once and for all.

Boomstick: As much as he didn't like the Time Lords, the Doctor cares for life above all things, so genociding his own people was the worst thing that could possibly happen.

Wiz: As the last of the Time Lords, the Doctor proved to be the most dangerous person in the universe. Isolation threatened to turn him into the very type of Time Lord he despised: a master who controls the laws of time, the Time Lord Victorious.

Boomstick: And God help your immortal soul if you piss him off! If he's desperate or if you threaten his friends, you won't be prepared for how far he'll go. Like trapping you in every mirror in existence, imprisoning you in the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy, or suspending you in time to be used as a scarecrow!

Wiz: Fortunately, Gallifrey wasn't destroyed. It turns out the Doctor, all of the Doctors, saved the Time Lords, but just forgot about it until time could catch up to them. It's complicated.

Boomstick: Still, even their biggest L turned out to be a dub in disguise. That's how you know you're fantastic!

Wiz: But a Doctor's job is never finished. Without witness, without reward, you'll never know when they'll show up to save the day. But if you happen to be up against the Doctor, there's really only one thing you can do: "Run."

Prelude

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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Wubba-Lubba-Allons-Y
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The scene opens in space around a ringed gas giant. Rick and Morty are inside their Space Cruiser right next to the TARDIS, the former dented from taking an off-screen collision with the latter. The two are talking about their current situation.

Morty: Ah, jeez, Rick. It was my fault–

Rick: SHUT THE FUCK UP, MORTY! I knew Time Lords were suicidal morons, but I didn't know they never invented rear-view mirrors!

The doors of the TARDIS open as the Doctor, specifically the Fourteenth, peeks out to clear the situation.

The Doctor: Are you thick? You're the one who hit me! (sigh) Go on, I'm busy.

Forgiving them for the minor accident, the Doctor returns inside the TARDIS and closes the door before the ship turns to make its way. Rick, however, does not take the accident lightly.

Rick: Son of a bitch! He's ignoring me?!

Yanking control of the Space Cruiser from Morty, Rick pursues the TARDIS, using his vehicle's laser-mounted turrets to shoot at and strike it twice. The TARDIS then prepares to make a jump and vanish, but before it can, Rick activates a tow cable that grapples onto it, bringing both ships into the Time Vortex.

Rick: Holy— Ship, keep Morty safe!

After giving the vehicle its command, Rick pulls out his Portal Gun and jumps out of his vehicle, intent on pursuing the Doctor on his own with his jet boots.

Morty: Wh- wh- wh- what are you-? Uh-oh!

Morty's concern leaves him to realize he accidentally pressed a button on the Space Cruiser, causing it to continue firing lasers upon the TARDIS as Rick moves forward and grabs onto the tow cable. After a moment in which the Space Cruiser shoots and severs the rope of the tow cable, it, Rick, and the TARDIS fly off into various points in the Time Vortex.

The TARDIS materializes on a planet similar to Earth, on a lush green plain with a mountain in the background, and the Doctor steps out, showing dismay over his police box's apparent damage from the attached tow cable.

The Doctor: Nononononono! D'oh, what did they do to you?!

The Doctor's thoughts are interrupted by loud screaming. He turns to the horizon to see a Screaming Sun rising in the background as it turns to dawn. Surprised by this unusual phenomenon, The Doctor gives a slight grin of amusement over what he sees.

Just then, however, another scream can be heard: Rick's, as he emerges through one of his portals and tackles the Doctor, leading to them flying through another portal and into the Blips and Chitz arcade. The Doctor readies himself for combat as the two geniuses stare each other down.

The Doctor: Alright, fine. Queensberry rules? A bit of Venusian karate?

Rick, for his part, is not impressed, and pulls out his crow sword.

Rick: Keep quipping, asshole. Maybe you'll find a good joke on the ground next to your teeth.

In response, the Doctor smirks and pulls out a spoon.

The Doctor: En garde!

The two trade blows, with the Doctor on the defensive but nonetheless fending off Rick's assaults, until Rick pins him against a railing. The Doctor looks down and sees a massive plaza featuring many familiar faces. Despite his precarious situation, the Doctor still retains his confidence.

The Doctor: Ah, this place looks fun! Do they have a little shop? I like little shops.

After avoiding two more swings, the Doctor proceeds to swiftly disarm Rick of his sword, but right after he does this, he is suddenly grabbed by Rick's newly unveiled cyborg implants as the scientist laughs arrogantly.

Rick: Haha!

Rick then proceeds to toss the Doctor around into an arcade machine and onto the prior railing, but as he's lifted up again, the Doctor pulls out his Sonic Screwdriver and uses it to make Rick's cyborg implants explode, throwing both over the railing.

The Doctor: Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah!

The Doctor grabs Rick's Portal Gun and uses it to try to break their fall. First, they fall through the sunny plain where the TARDIS and Screaming Sun are, becoming distracted for a moment as they pause to look at the Screaming Sun. The Doctor fires one more portal, which they fall through into a dark basement as the Doctor yells, only for them to quickly realize they are surrounded by Weeping Angels. The Doctor, eyes red from not blinking at all, takes the opportunity to give Rick some faulty advice.

The Doctor: Well, blink as much as you can! They're scared of rapid movement.

Rick blinks three times. However, each time he does so, an angel draws closer to him.

The Doctor: Bye!

Rick glances backwards to see the Doctor using his Portal Gun to escape, realizing he had been tricked.

Rick: (sigh) Motherfu—

His vulgar word is cut off by a sudden scene transition as the Doctor returns to back outside the TARDIS and enters it...

The Doctor: Huh?!

...only to find the inside being ravaged by multiple Ricks, including a naked Rick running in circles around the center console, leaving him in disbelief.

The Doctor: What? What? Wha— Ohhhh...

Naked Rick Duplicate: Lick my balls, sucker!

After the naked Rick runs by, the Doctor sees the grinning Rickest Rick revealing himself from underneath the console. The rest of the Ricks rush down and sack the Doctor, taking the Portal Gun back from his person before forcing him to flee, with the Ricks in hot pursuit.

The Doctor leads them around a corner, but when the Ricks try to follow him, there is only a dead end with an under construction sign from the TARDIS taunting them on the wall. The Doctor stumbles into the console room once more, complimenting the TARDIS for its actions as he does so.

The Doctor: Oh, you brilliant ol' girl, switching rooms around. Fantastic!

The Doctor presses a few buttons on the console, and a storage mechanism from above brings down his stored D-Mat gun. The Doctor however hesitates to grab it, unwilling to use it on his opponent. Suddenly, he notices a portal on his back, which Rick jumps out of, and promptly shoots the Doctor with his ray gun in his two hearts, causing him to collapse against the TARDIS' console. Rick takes out a flask, presumably of alcohol, as he begins monologuing to the Doctor.

Rick: It's fun to be the class clown 'till you get—

Rick takes a swig from his flask and burps, before pointing his ray gun at the Doctor again and urging him to begin his regeneration process so he can kill him permanently.

Rick: Shot. Now hurry up, I got a grandson waiting on me. He won't die an idiot like you.

Soon, the Doctor's body begins glowing, the energy of regeneration beginning to course through his body, as he slowly gets to his feet, giving his own monologue back.

The Doctor: I know your type: the nihilist know-it-all. But through all this wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey rubbish, there's one thing you never quite understood: I'm the Doctor, and I don't want to go.

As he says this, he pulls out his Sonic Screwdriver again, using it to disable Rick's ray gun and make his Portal Gun fire a portal. His regeneration then begins full force, knocking Rick back and devastating the TARDIS' interior. Caught off guard, Rick attempts to escape, but the path to the portal is blocked by falling rubble.

Just before a piece of rubble falls on top of him, Rick pulls out an injector and injects himself with it before firing it at the regenerating Doctor, which injects his genetic material, causing a new Rick to burst out of the Doctor's chest as he groans in agony.

Rick: WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB!

The newly-spawned naked Rick quickly grabs the Doctor's D-Mat gun and fires it at the Doctor. However, the Doctor, heavily wounded but still regenerating and not quite dead, spins around.

The Doctor: Allons-y!

The beam from the D-Mat flies through the portal that Rick put on the Doctor's back earlier and out from the portal made when the Sonic Screwdriver interfered with the Portal Gun. Rick, who raises his eyebrows in surprise as he realizes the Doctor's plan, is too slow to react and can only yell out as the D-Mat beam connects with his back, erasing him and all his duplicates from existence as the screen fades to white.

When the screen clears, it reveals the very start of the fight when Morty rear-ended the TARDIS in the Space Cruiser, and the Doctor steps out. However, without Rick to blame him for the accident and escalate the situation, the Doctor instead compliments the vehicle and Morty before giving him some sage advice.

The Doctor: Quite an impressive craft, Morty! You built it yourself?

Morty: I, uh... I guess so...?

The Doctor: Then you got a bright future ahead.

Looking directly into the camera, the Doctor delivers one final message to Morty and the audience as he steps back inside the TARDIS.

The Doctor: Don't be a cynic!

The TARDIS then vanishes, leaving the lone Morty to scratch his head in confusion. Soon after, a ghostly-looking hologram of Rick appears and starts chewing Morty out.

Hologram Rick: Morty, if you forget me, I'll haunt your ass!

Morty only screams at the hologram, as he naturally cannot remember his own grandpa who was erased to the point of having never existed.

Morty: AH! Who the fuck are you?!

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Boomstick: Live by the portal, die by the portal.

Wiz: Let's break this down.

PHYSICAL ABILITY

Wiz: First off, Rick and the Doctor could both dodge lasers, making them pretty even, so neither could reliably win a quickdraw.

Boomstick: Also, neither have shown any consistent signs of strength all that different from an above-average human.

Wiz: The Doctor could get a superhuman strength boost during regeneration but that is fairly incidental. So as far as physical ability is concerned, neither had a significant edge.

WEAPONS

Boomstick: But when it comes to weapons, Rick had way more deadly killing machines, a lot of which could wipe out whole planets, galaxies, and more! If he could get the jump on the Doctor, he'd have a good chance of winning.

Wiz: Of course, their similar speeds meant he probably wasn't getting that opportunity. There's no denying his firepower was superior overall, but that still had to contend with the Doctor's technology.

TECHNOLOGY

Boomstick: Yeah, despite all of Rick's crazy inventions, most of which could kill a normal person instantly, the Doctor matched or countered pretty much all of it.

Wiz: Being a Time Lord meant he could resist any time-warping trickery Rick threw at him, and the Sonic Screwdriver could hack and even destroy nearly everything Rick had. The Sonic has even disabled teleportation and time travel technology before, making it more than capable of hijacking Rick's Portal Gun, which has been hacked in the past.

Boomstick: With that gone, Rick was kind of a sitting duck.

Wiz: Operation Phoenix makes killing Rick permanently almost impossible, but the Doctor's reality-altering tech like the D-Mat meant there would be no Rick left to upload to a new body at all, effectively ending the fight in a single shot. And that was hardly the only reality-warping superweapon the Doctor had access to. The Doctor's technology presented a clear advantage.

VEHICLES

Boomstick: Now, let's talk ships. This one's pretty clear-cut. The Space Cruiser was a deadly machine that towed a solar system, but the TARDIS single-handedly held off a universe-destroying event. That's an edge for the Doctor.

Wiz: But perhaps most important of all was their experience and intelligence.

EXPERIENCE

Boomstick: Rick mastered space and time to the point of becoming a veritable god. But, you could say the same for the Doctor, who is way older. It's kind of like the Doctor has been "Ricking" for many times longer than Rick himself.

Wiz: And when push comes to shove, the Doctor is just as experienced of a warrior as Rick ever was, if not more so.

Boomstick: Eleven spent 900 years battling Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and more on Trenzalore and came out on top!

Wiz: And don't forget how quickly the Doctor can formulate, calculate, and initiate plans. Like when he dodged half a dozen rays and improvised thousands of calculations in his head to siphon the rays' energy into a teleporter, all in a manner of nanoseconds.

Boomstick: Rick usually relies on being the smartest guy in the room. When he's forced to battle people at his own level, he's often outsmarted, like with the Prime Rick or... gasp! A Morty!

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Rick was a formidable genius, but the Doctor's incredible technology, unmatched intelligence, and thousands of years of experience gave him the win.

Boomstick: Ah, jeez. I bet Rick was absolutely "Morty-fied" to lose.

Wiz rolls his eyes and lets out a silent chuckle over Boomstick's pun before we cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is the Doctor.

Comparison

Rick Sanchez

+ More destructive weaponry
+ Potential immortality via Operation Phoenix
- His fatal flaw is arrogance

The Doctor

+ Much more experienced
+ Sonic could hack Rick's tech & weapons
+ No way to permanently end the TARDIS
+ Has tech that counters Operation Phoenix
- Their fatal flaw is recklessness

Original Track

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Wubba-Lubba-Allons-Y
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Wubba-Lubba-Allons-Y

Composition

The track for this fight is "Wubba-Lubba-Allons-Y" by Therewolf Media. It is a futuristic, techno-orchestral song reflective of the sci-fi nature of their respective series. The intro synth is similar to that of the Rick and Morty title theme before transitioning into the main melody that riffs on some elements from that theme and, more primarily, the Doctor Who title theme. Motifs from "The Doctor is Dying" by Chameleon Circuit and “All the Strange Creatures” from Doctor Who are respectively incorporated afterward, and the climax of the track includes a choir akin to the one heard in "Vale Decem", the music of the Tenth Doctor's regeneration, for the Doctor's regeneration in the fight.

Title

The title is a combination of both combatants' catchphrases ("Wubba Lubba dub-dub" and "Allons-y", respectively). Considering the meanings of both phrases, it translates to "I am in great pain, let's go."

Cover Art

The cover art done by John Mitchell depicts the Doctor and Rick's arms coming out of a green portal inside of the TARDIS. The Doctor's arm is holding his Sonic Screwdriver (which is emitting electricity), while Rick's is shooting out more portals with his Portal Gun.

Trivia

Production

Easter Eggs

Errors

  • When Rick first draws his Crow Sword, the right edge of the background can be seen rapidly rotating before the rest of it does.
  • A pool of blood is seen around Guts' dead body in the Blips and Chitz plaza. However, that technically shouldn't be there, as the way Guts ultimately died in his second episode was from the Berserker Armor draining all the blood from his body.
    • However, it is possible that it was simply excess blood that dripped out from within his armor.
  • When Rick reveals himself hiding under the TARDIS console, his eyes have no pupils for four frames.
  • Despite the fight going back to when Morty first rear-ended the TARDIS after Rick accidentally erases himself from existence, Rocket's Orbital Weapons Stash is nowhere to be found near Space Hawaii after the Doctor leaves Morty and the TARDIS disappears.
  • When explaining the Doctor's experience in the post-analysis, Boomstick misidentifies the Silence as the Sontarans.
  • DUMMI's voice actor, Chris Demarais, is not credited in the ending credits.

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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