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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my arena, where there's no rules, no research, only bloodshed! I am Ringmaster, your announcer, your host extraordinaire for this extravaganza. And let me welcome you, to...the exhibition!!!
Ringmaster starting every DBX from Season 4 to Season 5

Marshall, also known as Ringmaster, is the host of DBX, replacing Boomstick starting in Season 4. He is also the current announcer and an occasional co-host of Death Battle starting in Season 8, as well as the announcer of Death Race.

As his name implies, he is a showman whose main focus is bringing the hype.

Personality

Ringmaster is a passionate person who wants to bring up the hypes and emotions of the spectators. He also seems to enjoy watching iconic characters killing each other just as much, if not more so, than Boomstick, regardless of legalities.

Ringmaster's main priority is putting on a show and being the center of it, which causes him to get frustrated whenever others unknowingly humiliates him in front of a large audience. He also has a grudge against research, because he is terrible at math.

Quotes

  • Let's size up the competition! (Starting every rundown in DBX Season 4)
  • Woah-ho-ho, talk about brutal! But you know what won't be brutal? Voting for the next fight via the link in the description! Tune in next week to see who takes home the win! (Ringmaster closing an episode of DBX)
  • Remember kids, it's not murder if they're already dead. (Ben 10 VS Danny Phantom)
  • Man, I gotta stop drinking absinthe before shows... (Death Race Season 1, Episode 2)

Outfits

Ringmaster's normal outfit consists of a red coat, pink hair, sand yellow shirt, dark red pants, and maroon shoes with yellow heels and zippers, with his DBX Season 5 redesign swapping out his shoes for simple brown ones and giving him a belt. Depending on the episode he's in, Ringmaster changes this outfit to colors that usually correspond to one the combatants that appear in DBX, Death Race, and/or Death Battle.

  • In Metal Sonic VS Mega Man, Ringmaster was seen with a blue coat, blue hair, yellow shirt, blue pants, and red shoes, referencing Metal Sonic.
  • In Boa Hancock VS Rider Medusa, Ringmaster was seen with a magenta coat, more pinkish hair, a pink shirt, black pants, and dark magenta shoes, referencing Rider Medusa.
  • In Venom VS Spawn, Ringmaster was seen with a black coat, black hair, red shirt, black pants, and white shoes, referencing Spawn.
  • In Link VS Trunks, Ringmaster was seen with a dark blue coat, green shirt, blue hair, white pants, and sand green shoes, referencing Link with the shirt and pants and Future Trunks' Dragon Ball Super appearance with everything else.
  • In Ezio VS Prince of Persia, Ringmaster was seen with a red coat, red hair, white shirt, black pants, and dark maroon shoes, referencing Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
  • In Blake VS Inuyasha, Ringmaster was seen with a red coat, white hair and pants, and black shirt and shoes, referencing Inuyasha.
  • In Freiza VS Mewtwo, Ringmaster was seen with a purplish-gray coat, purple hair, light purple shirt, white pants, and yellow-orange shows, likely referencing Frieza more than Mewtwo due to the hair.
  • In Batman VS Iron Man, Ringmaster was seen with a black coat and shoes, blue hair, red shirt, and yellow pants, referencing Batman with the coat and shoes and Iron Man with everything else.
  • In Season 5 of DBX and Episode 1 of Death Race, Ringmaster was seen with a black coat (with a dark gray inside), pants, and shoes along with dark gray hair and shirt, referencing Batman.
  • In Episode 2 of Death Race and Gogeta VS Vegito, Ringmaster was seen in his normal outfit.
  • In Episode 3 of Death Race, Ringmaster was seen with a light gray coat with an orange inside, yellow hair and shirt, light gray pants, and dark gray shoes. Unlike his other outfits, this one doesn't seem to reference anyone in particular.
  • In Episode 4 of Death Race, Ringmaster was seen with a blue coat with a dark blue inside, yellow hair and shirt, light blue pants, and dark blue shoes. While this outfit doesn't seem to specifically reference anyone in particular, its color scheme invokes that of Captain Falcon and Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • In the HBO Max ad for Sabrewulf VS Jon Talbain's YouTube release, Ringmaster was seen with a purple coat (win a purple sequin inside) and pants, light purple hair, white shirt, and dark purple shoes, referencing HBO Max itself rather than Sabrewulf or Jon Talbain.
  • In Ness VS Sans, Ringmaster was seen with a white coat, hair, and shoes along with a black shirt and pants, referencing Sans' battle sprite.
  • In Naruto Uzumaki VS Ryu Hayabusa, Ringmaster was seen with a red and yellow gradient coat, magenta hair, white shirt, red pants, and yellow shoes, referencing the episode's sponsor OMEN rather than Naruto or Ryu.
  • In Apocalypse VS Black Adam, Ringmaster was seen with a red, pink and yellow gradient coat along with black hair, shirt, and pants and red shoes, referencing the episode's sponsor OMEN with the coat and shoes and possibly Black Adam with everything else.
  • In Donald VS Daffy, Ringmaster was seen with a light blue coat, yellow hair and shoes, black shirt, and white pants, referencing Donald Duck with the coat and pants, Daffy Duck with the shirt, and both with the hair and shoes.
  • In Zuko VS Roy, Ringmaster was seen with a red coat, dark blue hair and pants, yellow shirt, and brown shoes, referencing Zuko.
  • In Sailor Mercury VS Blue Ranger, Ringmaster was seen with a dark blue coat (with a white inside) and pants, blue hair, light blue shirt, and white shoes, referencing the Blue Ranger.
  • In Palpatine VS Xehanort, Ringmaster was seen with a red and yellow gradient coat, red hair, white shirt and pants, referencing the episode's sponsor OMEN rather than Palpatine or Xehanort.
  • In Goomba VS Koopa II, Ringmaster was seen with a red, pink, and yellow gradient coat along with magenta hair and shoes and white shirt and pants, referencing the episode's sponsor OMEN rather than Goomba or Koopa Troopa.
  • In Harley Quinn's analysis cutaway in Harley Quinn VS Jinx, Ringmaster was seen with a red and black coat and pants, yellow hair, white shirt, a maroon left shoe, and a black right shoe, naturally referencing Harley.
    • Later in Jinx's analysis cutaway, Ringmaster was seen in his normal outfit while playing League of Legends on the DBX Arena's big screens. After noticing Wiz and Boomstick, he falls down a hole in the middle of the main stage and reappears in between them, now wearing a magenta coat, light blue hair, and white shirt, naturally referencing Jinx.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Ringmaster's sunglasses have been shown to change shape as he expresses different emotions.
  • The reason why Ringmaster is legally mandated to co-host DBX as of Season 6 is because of an incident involving fireworks. This was briefly implied in the Gogeta VS Vegito DBX, but fully explained in Ringmaster's production notes posted by Billy Burson on Twitter.
  • Ringmaster has made several cameo appearances in Death Battle:
  • In the Mulan VS Lucina DBX, it is revealed that he mains Lucina in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • In the Season 1 Finale of Death Race, it is revealed that Ringmaster, like many Mario Kart players, is terrified of the Blue Shell.
  • In Yoda VS King Mickey, it was revealed that his real name was Marshall and that he and Boomstick were roommates in college. It's also revealed that he has been helping Boomstick track his father.
  • In Heihachi Mishima VS Geese Howard, Ringmaster plays the role of the announcer of the final round of the King of Iron Fist and King of Fighters crossover tournament.
  • In Harley Quinn VS Jinx, it is revealed that he plays and is a big fan of League of Legends, having played over 10,000 hours on the game.
  • In Jason Voorhees VS Michael Myers, it is revealed that he has a Nintendo Switch. He later disappears during Jocelyn's analysis of Michael Myers, presumably having been killed by Jason Voorhees.
  • He made his first physical appearance in Death Battle in Macho Man VS Kool-Aid Man.
  • He made his first appearance as a co-host in Harley Quinn VS Jinx.
Death Battle Hosts
Main Hosts WizardBoomstickRingmasterJocelyn the InternDUMMI
Secondary Hosts Mecha-Goose HowardMama Boomstick
Crossover Hosts Black NoirDevilArtemis Cell
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