|Death Battle Combatant|
The Hard-Hitting Champ
|Origin|| Killer Instinct|
|Appearance(s)||Balrog VS TJ Combo|
|“||Think you got what it takes to beat the champ? Come on!||„|
|~ TJ Combo|
Tyler-Johnson Garret, AKA TJ Combo, is a protagonist from the Killer Instinct series. He appeared in the 81st episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Balrog VS TJ Combo, where he fought against Balrog from the Street Fighter series.
Tyler-Johnson Garret worked his way up from a shabby backstreet gym to the heavyweight champion of the world for several years. However, he lost his title and all his fame, wealth and respect when the Ultratech surgeon that gave him titanium arm implants, to insure that Combo remained the champion, revealed TJ's secret after he refused to throw his fight against Fulgore.
Determined to regain fame and glory, TJ striped himself of his cybernetic implants and joined the Killer Instinct tournament hosted by Ultratech. There, he got hospitalized after barely killing Riptor and, after his release from the hospital, swore vengeance against Ultratech.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Real Name: Tyler-Johnson Garrett
- Height: 6'1" | 185 cm
- Weight: 220 lbs | 100 kg
- Age: approx. 45
- Boxing Style: Out-boxing
- Used cybernetic arm enhancements
- Trained with Maya
- Once wore an eyepatch
- Shoot Toss
- Vortex Punch
- Flying Knee
- Back Step (Juke)
- Last Breath
- Held Heavyweight title for 20 years
- Survived tearing his cybernetics out
- Survived a 1,162 foot fall
- Helped save the world from Gargos
- Defeated Fulgore, Riptor, Spinal, & Orchid
- Beat Fulgore Mk 02 w/o implants
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
- "Man, you think you got what it takes to beat the champ?"
- "What you got? Huh? Huh? Huh?"
- "Bring it on, asshole!"
- "I ain't done!"
- TJ and his opponent are the first two fighting game characters appearing in a 3D episode, with the next 3 being Ryu, Jin Kazama and Goro.
- TJ and his opponent are the third and fourth black characters to appear, after Spawn and Zack the Black Ranger, and with the next six being Black Panther, Afro Samurai, Miles Morales, Static, War Machine and A-Train.
- TJ is the eighth Microsoft character to appear, after Zitz, Riptor, Master Chief, Doomguy, Black Orchid, Fulgore and Glacius.