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The Saiyan Prince battles the God of Thunder! Who will win?
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Thor VS Vegeta is the 159th episode of Death Battle, featuring Thor Odinson from Marvel Comics and Vegeta from the Dragon Ball series in a battle between prideful alien princes. Thor was reprised by Jonah Scott and Vegeta was reprised by Nick Landis.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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Wiz: Thor, the God of Thunder.

Boomstick: And Vegeta, the Prince of all Saiyans!

Wiz: The sky shakes when they appear, and the Earth trembles when they approach. No world can contain the power of these two gods of war.

Boomstick: Or their egos.

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.

Thor Odinson

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Creation Of The World
by Campbell E Browning, Martin Romberg & Pablo Love
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Wiz: Thunder cracks, the heavens rumble, lightning blinds your eyes. You look up to the sky and pray for mercy because Thor... is angry.

Boomstick: Well, you would have if you were a viking. Nowadays, we don't have time for myths and legends.

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Wiz: Oh, don't we? For in the modern mythology of Marvel Comics, the Norse God of Thunder was reborn.

Boomstick: And I'd wager this Thor is a hell of an upgrade.

Wiz: The son of the All-Father, Odin, Thor lived the life of a warrior prince, battling all matter of magical foe for thousands of years.

Boomstick: That is, until he got a little too big for his britches. So, to teach him a lesson about humility and compassion and whatever, Odin exiled him to the worst place in the universe: New York. Ooh, ya hate to see it.

Wiz: Thor's Asgardian body is immensely durable, immune to disease, and capable of healing far faster than any mortal man.

Boomstick: He's also the literal God of Strength. We're talkin' liftin' a planet-sized serpent-strong, knocking out the Phoenix Force-strong, arm wrestling with Hercules and almost throwing the Earth out of orbit-strong!

Wiz: Notably, he was once blasted with a graviton bomb, which subjected him to the gravity of a neutron star. That’s over 200 billion times greater than Earth's gravity.

Boomstick: And, he's got the stamina to match... nice, able to fight for 40 days and 40 nights worth without stopping.

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March to the Valley of Death
by Jeff R. Whitcher
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Wiz: And what better weapon for the God of Storms to wield than a sentient cosmic storm? Eons ago, the almighty God Tempest rampaged through the universe. It arrived in Asgard and, after a pitched battle, Odin managed to trap it within a block of the magical ore, Uru, that he would forge into his son's hammer, Mjolnir.

Boomstick: Oh, what more can be said about this beautiful thing? Forged in the heart of a dying star that went supernova and killed the dinosaurs, Mjolnir's maybe my favorite thing ever. It can channel bolts of lightning, manipulate the weather, open portals to other dimensions, and absorb and redirect energy attacks. Or just suck it out of your body against your will like with this radiation dude, the Presence. Not gonna be present for much longer, bud.

Wiz: He's even used two Mjolnirs to absorb the power of the Godbomb, which would've killed every deity in existence across time and space.

Boomstick: That's just the tip of the iceberg. Mjolnir can transmute the elements, turn Thor invisible and intangible, let him travel through time, and even bring people back to life! And if Thor wants to fly, all he has to do is take it for a spin, literally! He throws that motherf***er as hard as he can and holds on for dear life!

Wiz: And when he does, it flies fast enough to cross the entire galaxy in seconds.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Only one problem. It's a little teeny. Unlike Thor's big-ass axe, Jarnbjorn!

Jarnbjorn is displayed in front of Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: It's sharp enough to cut through Celestial armor, and it's unbreakable, and... uh... and... a-an axe!

He picks up Jarnbjorn.

Boomstick: Okay, look, it doesn't have a galaxy storm inside it, but it's still pretty cool. Oh shit, look Wiz. I'm worthy!

He lifts up Jarnbjorn.

Wiz: No, you're not, there's no enchantment on the axe.

Boomstick: Well then, what the hell am I gonna do with this?

He calls Mjolnir to his hand, leaving Wiz surprised before we cut back to the analysis.

Wiz: But should he face an enemy beyond the likes of even his world-shattering strength, Thor can harness his inherent godly power into one single ultimate attack: The God-Blast.

Boomstick: "God" is right! Even Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, shit his pants and bounced at the sight of such an awesome attack. Jesus, even the Avengers seem pretty small potatoes compared to this guy. Why'd he even bother with them?

Wiz: Because not every problem can be solved by hitting it really hard.

Boomstick: Bullshit.

Wiz: That was the point of Odin's lesson, to force his headstrong son to confront a world more complex and nuanced than his millennia of battle had prepared him for. Thor had to be more than a warrior; he had to be a hero.

Boomstick: He's battled Thanos, the Silver Surfer, and even the Sentry!

Wiz: The Sentry is strong enough to contend with the Worldbreaker Hulk, a being strong enough to destroy the Marvel universe over a hundred times over.[Note 1]

Boomstick: And fast enough to demolish Ares, the Greek God of War, who can fight within the span of Planck time. That's like, the tiniest amount of time that we can imagine. There are as many Plancks in a second as there are grains of sand on Earth. Oh wait, did I say Earth? I meant 10 million, billion, billion Earths!

Wiz: Thor has tanked disintegration beams trying to tear apart his atoms one by one, survived Mephisto trying to consume his soul, and even withstood a temporal rift that aged normal people to dust.

Boomstick: Oh, he's a hard bastard to kill, and even nastier when he loses his temper.

Wiz: By entering a state known as Warrior's Madness, Thor commits an unpardonable sin in Asgardian society, and willingly sacrifices his sanity for a tenfold increase in power.

Boomstick: Yeah, despite bein' a really sweet lunk that talks like he's in Masterpiece Theatre and dresses like he's in What's Opera, Doc?, Thor has struggled with being worthy of his father's legacy and throne. But no matter what unbelievable shit Marvel throws at him, Thor always rises to the occasion. Take the time this big machine called the Worldengine was controlling Yggdrasill, the world tree that connects 10 universe-sized realms.

Wiz: The Worldengine's purpose was to mechanically trick Yggdrasill into disrupting the natural flow of Ragnarök, the end of the world.

Boomstick: So Thor just pushed it and literally reversed the flow of fate. That's right, he outmuscled a giant multiversal tree, and prevented Armageddon. Not a bad Saturday.

Wiz: And he'd go a step further and defeat the mysterious Elder Gods that manipulated the cycle of Ragnarök in the first place, ending it forever. So perhaps now when you look up at the thundering sky, you won't fear the Gods' capricious wrath.

Boomstick: Because you'll know it's just Thor, the God of Thunder, kickin' ass and savin' the day.

Vegeta

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Wiz: Planet Vegeta, home to the bloodthirsty warrior race known as the Saiyans and named for their mighty leader, King Vegeta. Noting the Saiyans' proficiency in... genocide, the alien emperor King Cold and his son, Frieza, contracted them to be their personal hit squad, conquering worlds in their name.

Boomstick: But when Frieza felt these monkeys were gettin' a bit too uppity for their own good, he nuked 'em and their whole planet!

Wiz: The king was dead, leaving his young son, the Prince Vegeta, alone.

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Uprising of the Industrial Peasants
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Wiz: Burning with a grudge against Frieza for wounding his ancestral pride, Vegeta awaited the moment he could extract his revenge.

Boomstick: As one of Frieza's former top enforcers, Veggie was trained from birth to be one of the greatest warriors in the universe.

Wiz: It helps that Planet Vegeta had a gravity 10 times greater than that of Earth's, making his natural physiology significantly stronger and more durable than a human's.

Boomstick: As in makin' the whole freakin' Earth shake just by throwin' hands.

Wiz: And like all Saiyans, Vegeta can harness his ki, or inner life-force, as a physical energy to make him even stronger, faster and tougher than that.

Boomstick: Or literally shoot it at your opponent to blow 'em to kingdom come. That's right, Vegeta can point-and-click a planet out of existence with his soul! Man, that's hardcore.

Wiz: He can use ki to fly at faster-than-light speeds, slice you to pieces with an energy blade, and even hold you in place with energy rings.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: So, let's be real, Vegeta's favorite attacks can be summed up with "big-ass laser". He's got the purple big-ass laser, two-handed big ass laser, rapid-fire big-ass laser, exploding ball big-ass laser, and f**k it, omnidirectional your-ass-is-grass big-ass laser. Though I gotta say, my favorite is the mouth-wide-open vomit big-ass laser, though that's more of a Nappa thing. Kinda like this!

Boomstick then uses the Mouth Energy Wave on DUMMI, who floated next to Boomstick while the latter was explaining Vegeta's attacks, vaporizing him as he gives out a glitched scream.

Wiz: Impressive ki mastery, Boomstick.

Boomstick: Hehe, it hurts when I breathe!

We cut back to the analysis.

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Dark City
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Wiz: Vegeta's most terrifying ability, however, is the one inherent to his Saiyan biology. Whenever a Saiyan survives a life-or-death struggle, their power increases exponentially. That's what Frieza was so terrified of: the Saiyans' infinite evolutionary potential.

Boomstick: So it's no wonder Vegeta eventually toppled the alien tyrant with the help of another surviving Saiyan, Kakarot.

Wiz: And with Frieza's defeat at the hands of this Earthbound Super Saiyan, Vegeta had a new rival, and a new goal.

Boomstick: Become blonde! No bottle required. Vegeta can harness the rage of his Saiyan heritage and transform into a Super Saiyan, too. And a Super Saiyan... 2!

Wiz: But try as he might, Vegeta struggled to keep up with Goku's ever-increasing power.

Boomstick: I guess it doesn't help that Veggie is maybe the single cockiest bastard to ever have existed. Yeah, sure dude, let Cell become perfect. "Nah, we'll be fine." Hope your spine is doin' alright. Dumbass.

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Warrior's Blood
by Iliya Zaki Bin Aziz & Epic Score
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Wiz: Though Vegeta did manage to accomplish something that even Goku couldn't do on his own: Becoming a god.

Boomstick: Once he and Goku met the God of Destruction Beerus, they had a whole new line-up of martial artists to conquer. With some angelic training to boot.

Wiz: With Spirit Fission, Vegeta can forcibly absorb an opponent's ki with every strike.

Boomstick: And he even learned Goku's patented Instant Transmission, allowing him to teleport huge distances.

Wiz: But most importantly, with god ki, he can go even further beyond and become a Super Saiyan God, a Super Saiyan God... Super Saiyan, and a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolved.

Boomstick: His power got completely insane. The dude was strong enough to destroy the Room of Spirit and Time, an entirely separate dimension, just by powering up.

Wiz: When Goku fought Beerus, he nearly destroyed the universe, and that was the very first time he ever went Super Saiyan God.

Boomstick: Considering we've measured Dragon Ball's Universe 7 to be up to 13 times bigger than our own, he'd need to be punching with that much more energy to bust it.[Note 2] And since the shockwaves of their punches traveled across the universe in seconds, Goku would have had to be punching that fast, too.

Wiz: And that's not accounting for Vegeta's training and various exponential transformations. When an amount of power is measured by how many universes it can destroy, that power itself becomes incomprehensible.

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Breathing Madness
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Boomstick: Oh, we're not done! Vegeta can tap into the same monstrous energy Beerus has: Destruction Energy. And when he does, he can perform Hakai and erase your ass from existence entirely. It erases you physically, spiritually, and even temporally. As in, it wipes you from time itself.

Wiz: Such is the might of a God of Destruction. For when Vegeta wants to go one step beyond... beyond, he seizes that very power. He becomes a warrior fueled only by lust for battle. He becomes... Ultra Ego.

Boomstick: If Vegeta's head wasn't big enough before, his widow's peak probably has its own zip code by now.

Wiz: As the offensive counterpart to Goku's Ultra Instinct, Ultra Ego Vegeta is a veritable juggernaut, able to absorb any hits that come his way and return them even stronger.

Boomstick: It's wild this guy has a Napoleon complex. He's one of the biggest badasses ever to exist.

Wiz: In a way, failing to beat Goku was probably the best thing for him. Vegeta's whole life was spent rebelling against the humiliation of his race, trying to prove his worth by being the best. By contrast, Goku's self-improvement was never stunted by his ego and insecurities. In realizing that, Vegeta became more than a fighter, but a husband and a father as well, willing to sacrifice himself for what mattered most.

Boomstick: And Vegeta got a taste of that himself when he hooked up with Bulma for some Super Saiyan sexy time. Gettin' to beat Frieza's golden ass probably didn't hurt either. He may not always win, but he'll never be put down for long. So be sure to practice your groveling, because this is one prince ya don't wanna piss off.

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

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Princes of Pride
by Brandon Yates ft. Jun Mitsui
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In a riverside mountain forest, Thor Odinson is seen walking whilst carrying a large tree over his left shoulder, with his hammer Mjolnir in his right hand. However, he is suddenly staggered by a powerful shockwave that blows the tree out of his grasp.

Eyeing the source, he sees Vegeta practicing the use of his ki for a transformation. The latter is interrupted by Mjolnir, which zooms right past by his head into the grove behind him. He turns to see an impressed Thor walking up with a friendly greeting and question.

Thor: Ho there, mighty warrior! What business havest thou upon Earth?

Vegeta is less than amused with Thor's attempts at talk after his surprise attack.

Vegeta: Throw that hammer at me again and my "business" will be polishing my gloves upon your face!

Smiling at Vegeta's bold attitude, Thor calls Mjolnir back to him, which Vegeta barely dodges, infuriating him. The jovial Thor laughs as he catches his weapon.

Thor: (laughs) Didst that count?

Annoyed beyond comprehension with Thor's sarcasm, Vegeta screams and charges towards Thor to deliver a gut punch, skidding him back a few feet. Thor retaliates with a few swings of his hammer, which Vegeta dodges before taking flight and using his iconic technique to fire a rapid barrage of ki blasts. Although Thor takes a few hits, he twirls Mjolnir to deflect the remainder of them.

Thor: Yield, damnable cur!

Finding an opening within the blasts, he shoots a bolt of lightning with his hammer, striking his target dead-on and knocking him to the ground.

Thor: Thou fights well, for a mortal. Alas, you face a god!

Thor Odinson pulls out his Celestial-slaying axe, Jarnbjorn, and goes back on the offensive, with Vegeta managing to dodge both deadly weapons. Thor jumps and throws a powerful downward strike with his axe, with Vegeta catching the blade. The environment erupts around the two as a result of their struggle. When the smoke clears, Vegeta has transformed into his Super Saiyan Blue Evolved state, before using Hakai to destroy Jarnbjorn and send Thor flying into a rock formation. Thor looks at his empty hand and realizes his opponent has destroyed his axe.

Vegeta: I have evolved beyond gods.

The blue-haired Vegeta charges forward and lands a kick, sending his adversary flying across the fjord. He catches up and proceeds with a brutal beatdown on him, kneeing him upwards and speed-blitzing him in midair.

Vegeta: I'm the Prince of all Saiyans, and you can burn in Hell! BIG BANG ATTACK!

Vegeta fires his attack onto his falling foe but there is no explosion, just a large ball of energy being absorbed by Mjolnir, held by Thor with some intense struggle. Vegeta dives down to make his next move but Thor swings his mighty weapon and launches it. It zooms past Vegeta but instantly comes back. He halts Mjolnir still with the palm of his hand and laughs arrogantly, but the hammer's enchanted weight powers through. His arm gives in to Mjolnir’s descent, sending him screaming downwards into the water below. Thor follows in after.

Thor: Thou art unworthy!

As the two hit the water, the entire lake erupts and amongst the exposed lake bed, they are engaged in a tense grapple. Vegeta is now emitting violet ki energy, having entered his Ultra Ego form. Thor delivers an ineffective headbutt which Vegeta laughs off before returning the favor, winning the grapple and sending his foe stumbling back. Thor calls back his weapon and comes in swinging, hitting the unphased Vegeta twice before putting more of his power into a lightning-fueled third strike, to no avail. Vegeta bends over but is far from out of the fight as he taunts his adversary.

Vegeta: Tell me. Does a god such as yourself feel fear?!

Vegata charges Thor at light speed, striking him with an uppercut that shoots him back in the air again. The violet-haired Vegeta joins him, only to kick him into a nearby mountain. Thor gives a shocked face as Vegeta teleports in front of him, with a Ki-charged palm right in Thor's face. The resulting blast annihilates the mountain and some of the surrounding forest, but Thor is still in one piece yet stunned. Vegeta binds his enemy's limbs with energy rings before beating him into another mountain and knocking him across the fjord helplessly. A brief break in the assault gives Thor the chance to answer his foe's question.

Thor: No fear... only... THUNDER!!

Thor roars as he taps into his Warrior's Madness, freeing him from his bindings before he charges towards Vegeta. Both clash repeatedly as they whiz through the sky, causing geysers of water to splash up from the lake below with each strike until Thor catches Vegeta's arm before calling upon lightning to electrocute him and hitting him with Mjolnir, sending Vegeta's body ricocheting across the lake before smashing into a nearby cliff face.

Vegeta: All you will feel... IS OBLIVION!!

Vegeta frees himself from the rubble before charging two orbs in his hands, one of ki and one of destruction energy as he prepares the Final Flash. Thor proceeds to charge up his own final attack, the God-Blast, in retaliation, spinning his hammer so fast that the stars in the sky start spinning.

Vegeta: FIIIIIIINAAAAAAAAAAL...

Thor: Feel Heaven's wrath!

The Mighty Thor releases his own attack towards his seemingly still vulnerable opponent, who only smiles before using Instant Transmission to avoid the God-Blast. In shock at his attack's failure, Thor looks behind himself to see Vegeta giving him a harsh greeting.

Vegeta: ...FLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!

Vegeta blasts the destruction energy infused attack point blank at Thor, the beam being visible from space as it leaves Earth's atmosphere. Back in the severely devastated fjord with a destroyed mountain, and having exhausted his power, Vegeta smirks, thinking he won the day...

...only for a strong arm to emerge from the smoke and clutch his mouth shut, taking him by surprise. The smoke clears revealing a panting, battle-damaged, but very much alive Thor. Immediately, Vegeta grabs onto the arm and taps into a mass of destruction energy to use Hakai, but for what would usually be the end for most foes, Thor remains unaffected. His eyes shimmer with fury as he offers his opponent a cold piece of advice.

Thor: Always aim for the head!

In the body of water below them, Mjolnir stirs and soars upwards towards its wielder's palm. Vegeta, still in Thor's grasp, does a last-ditch-maneuver of trying to throw Thor over his head, only for Thor to overpower his attempted counter, and slam Vegeta downward.

Vegeta struggles to free himself to no avail and can only observe as the magical hammer rockets toward the back of his head before it is crushed into paste between the weapon and Thor's hand, causing the aura of Hakai energy to burst outwards as a purple mist before it starts to fade away. Dropping Vegeta's headless corpse, Thor takes a moment to catch his breath before lifting Mjolnir into the air and roaring in victory as the skies cloud over and a thunderstorm begins.

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Results

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Princes of Pride
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Boomstick: Oh, I get it! Thor won because he's a natural blonde!

Wiz: Despite Vegeta's immense power and tenacity, the God of Thunder had him outmatched in several key areas.

Boomstick: First off, the big one, who was stronger?

Wiz: Despite being up against the God of Strength, Vegeta actually matched up pretty closely with Thor. Both could output power far in excess of destroying a single universe.

Boomstick: It's always tough to get an exact number for Dragon Ball Super's most powerful characters, but we can combine the size of Universe 7 with multipliers from Vegeta's transformations to get a rough estimate.

Wiz: It's important to note that Ultra Ego's power boost has never been stated, but we do know that Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta were roughly even in power. When Goku applied a Kaio-ken x20 boost to fight Jiren, Vegeta kept up after going Blue Evolved, implying that both increases in power are roughly the same increase. Similarly, Blue Vegeta matched base Top, and needed Blue Evolved to keep up with Top's God of Destruction form, which is extremely similar to Ultra Ego in theme and purpose. Given this is the best current example of a measurable form akin to Ultra Ego, we can assume that Ultra Ego's boost in power, at least initially, could be extremely similar in terms of a percentage increase, making Ultra Ego's original state about 20 times more powerful than Blue Evolved. With that in mind, Vegeta at his peak could destroy a universe roughly 260,000 times over.

Boomstick: And Thor was pretty close to that. Taking a look at the Marvel universe's size, which has a radius of at least a trillion light years, as well as scaling to the Worldbreaker Hulk, Thor ended up only about 10 times stronger.

Wiz: Not terribly different, and it's definitely possible Vegeta's power could increase during the fight to match it.

Boomstick: But even if he was stronger, it wasn't the only thing that mattered. Ultra Ego's damage absorption could only do so much against an opponent like Thor.

Wiz: Vegeta may have trained as a warrior from birth, but Thor has been fighting for millennia against a much wider variety of foes, allowing him to adapt to Vegeta fairly easily.

Boomstick: And the fact that Thor was way faster gave him a lotta leeway to use that extra combat experience.

Wiz: Applying Vegeta's transformation multipliers to the shockwaves from Goku and Beerus' punches, Vegeta should be able to fight at nearly 300 quintillion times the speed of light.

Boomstick: But scaling to Ares moving within Planck time, Thor would be over 70 quadrillion times faster.

Wiz: More than fast enough to avoid Vegeta's ki attacks, and even more importantly, absorb all of them with Mjolnir. This alone could shut down all of Vegeta's ranged attacks.

Boomstick: Sure, Veggie could absorb it back with Spirit Fission, but he'd have to hit Thor first, and with that much of a speed difference, that's easier said than done. And since Thor can just will the energy out of somebody, he could just take it right back, and then some.

Wiz: Even without absorption, Vegeta's ki reserves are not infinite, and many of his battles have ended with him at low energy. He was exhausted by the end of the Tournament of Power, which lasted about one hour in total.

Boomstick: Meanwhile, Thor fought an army for over a month straight.

Wiz: Theoretically, Vegeta could've ended the fight immediately with Hakai, if not for the fact that Thor has resisted existence erasure before, including physically, spiritually, and temporally.

Boomstick: Meanwhile, Vegeta had no way to match the God-Blast, which could have killed friggin' Galactus! And that guy has threatened the infinite multiverse with destruction just as a side-effect of his battles. That's a level of power beyond anything we've seen in Dragon Ball yet, let alone Vegeta.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Vegeta was never going to go down easy, but Thor's raw power, speed, and devastating godly abilities were too much for the Prince of all Saiyans.

Boomstick: Vegeta "Mjol-nearly" won, until Thor blew his mind.

Wiz: You might say that pun was "Hakai-nd" of terrible. Eh?

Boomstick: You don't do puns! We've talked about this!

Wiz: Aw.

Boomstick: My thing!

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: (saddened) Well, the winner is Thor...

Original Track

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Princes of Pride
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Princes of Pride" by Brandon Yates ft. Jun Mitsui. It is a lyrical Viking metal rock track that incorporates Nordic musical elements that call back to Thor's mythological background. The middle of the song also features a remix of Vegeta's Super Saiyan theme from the Dragon Ball Z anime that plays after he enters Ultra Ego. The remastered upload of the track includes the short pause before the final chorus that plays before Thor's battle-damaged arm grabs Vegeta by the mouth at the end of the fight's fake-out kill, a section that wasn't part of the original version's initial upload.

Title

The title references both combatants' backgrounds as princes of their respective races who are known for being proud warriors.

Cover Arts

The original cover art done by John Mitchell depicts both combatants' arms grasping Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Thor's arm has lightning emitting from it while Vegeta's is surrounded by a flaming Ultra Ego aura, all the while both ends of the arms are being disintegrated by Vegeta's Hakai.

The cover art of the remastered version done by Bee (which was created for the track's reupload following Rooster Teeth's shutdown) depicts Ultra Ego Vegeta's arm halting a speeding Mjolnir with his hand and using Hakai on it to destroy the hamer as it emits lightning, referencing both the scene of Hela doing the same thing to Mjolnir with her own power in Thor: Ragnarok and the part of the fight that references said scene where Vegeta tries (and fails) to stop Mjolnir in its tracks with his hand.

Lyrics

I fight for fury, fight for pride!
Honor and vengeance are my birthright!
A fallen warrior race, no place for our bloodline
We are the princes of pride!

The violence of tyrants, the wrath of the divine!
Avenging acts of genocide!

(I will rise, I will rise)

I fight for fury, fight for pride!
Honor and vengeance are my birthright!
A fallen warrior race, no place for our bloodline
We are the princes of pride!

(I will rise, I will rise)

I fight for fury, fight for pride!
Honor and vengeance are my birthright!
A fallen warrior race, no place for our bloodline
We are the princes of pride!
(We are the princes of pride)

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Thor and Vegeta are that they are both godly and prideful humanoid alien warrior princes of an otherworldly nation and race with a martial culture (Asgard’s Asgardians and Planet Vegeta’s Saiyans, respectively) and were the sons of their world's highest rulers (Odin and King Vegeta, respectively). Both were humbled after visiting Earth, where they learned to work with others as they joined a heroic team to fight evil and protect the multiverse (the Avengers and the Z-Fighters, respectively). Both also fell in love with a human woman (Jane Foster and Bulma, respectively) and developed a friendly rivalry with their world's strongest heroes (The Hulk and Goku, respectively). Both also mainly utilize different energy-based attacks (Asgardian Magic and Ki, respectively), have techniques that let them absorb energies from their opponents (Mjolnir's absorption capabilities and Forced Spirit Fission, respectively) and gained a then-recent godly power (Thor-Force and Ultra Ego, respectively).
    • Both also had movies released in 2022 (Thor: Love and Thunder and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, respectively).
  • Thor: Love and Thunder was once set to release on May 6th, 2022, three days before this episode’s YouTube release date.
  • This episode was released on YouTube on May 9th, which is known as "Goku Day" in Japan.
  • Strangely, this is the first episode of Season 9 to not have a comparison panel between both combatants, with the next being Hercules VS Sun Wukong.
  • This is the first episode of Season 9 in which the YouTube version of the episode was uploaded directly and not through an upcoming premiere, with the next one being Deku VS Asta.
  • According to writer Liam Swan in the 277th episode of DEATH BATTLE Cast, he sent in Tusk's Theme from Killer Instinct to Brandon Yates as a reference track for Princes of Pride.[1]
  • The storyboards by John Mitchell reveal parts of the fight that were cut from the final episode, namely an extra scene of Thor using both Mjolnir and Jarnbjorn against Vegeta, Vegeta reacting to Thor absorbing his Big Bang Attack, Vegeta trying to lift up Mjolnir at the bottom of the river before Thor goes to grab it again, and Vegeta's Hakai and Final Flash combo attack originally destroying a chunk of the Earth.
  • A few of Princes of Pride's lyrics would eventually be referenced alongside Alive in Dragon Dance, the track for Gogeta VS Vegito.

Easter Eggs

  • Thor's "Background" slide includes "Greatest foe: Noobmaster69" as one of the bullet points. This is a reference to the username of a Fortnite player that Thor has confronted multiple times for bullying Korg in Avengers: Endgame.
  • Vegeta's "Background" slide includes "Tien" as one of his dislikes, which may be a reference to their contempt towards each other in Dragon Ball Z Abridged.
  • Boomstick's comment about how Vegeta can go Super Saiyan with "no bottle required" in his analysis is likely a reference to a joke made in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, in which Android 18 states that, unlike Android 17, "he doesn't need a bottle".
  • A few of Vegeta's lines are direct references to some of his quotes from both the original Dragon Ball Z anime and Dragon Ball Z Abridged, the latter of which Vegeta's voice actor, Nick Landis, reprised his role from.
    • "I'm the Prince of all Saiyans, and you can burn in hell!" is a reference to his quote "I am a Super Saiyan, and you can burn in hell!"
    • "Tell me. Does a god such as yourself feel fear?!" is a reference to what he asked Android 19 before turning Super Saiyan: "Let me ask you. Does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?"
    • "All you will feel... IS OBLIVION!!" when he charges up his Final Flash is a reference to Dragon Ball Z Abridged, where Vegeta in a similar situation stated the same line towards Perfect Cell.
  • Vegeta halting Mjolnir in its tracks may be a reference to Thor: Ragnarok, where Hela stopped the hammer with her bare hand before destroying it, albeit here, Vegeta does not completely succeed in holding it back.
  • The exposed lakebed that the two briefly grapple in may be a nod to similar scenes in both Vegeta's first fight against Frieza and against Beerus. Vegeta's uppercut sending Thor upward is also similar to how he sends Beerus away and out of the lakebed.
  • Thor's line, "Feel Heaven's wrath!", is a reference to the same line he says when using Mighty Punish in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
    • The same line was previously said in both of Thor's first two fights, with the former using a voice clip of the line directly from the game while the latter was voice acted.
  • The way that Vegeta uses Instant Transmission to get behind Thor before unleashing Final Flash is similar to how Goku used the technique to get point blank in front of Perfect Cell before using his Kamehameha.
    • The way the Final Flash exits the Earth's atmosphere out into the depths of space may also be a call-back to the full power attack that Vegeta used against Perfect Cell.
  • Towards the end of the fight, Thor advises Vegeta to "Always aim for the head!" before finishing him off. This is a reference to Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos says "You should've gone for the head." after Thor fails to kill him after striking him in the chest, as well as Thor taking Thanos' advice in Avengers: Endgame by decapitating him near the start of the film and saying "I went for the head." afterward.
  • Thor's method of killing Vegeta is similar to how he forced Loki to blow his cover as a disguised Odin in Thor: Ragnarok.
  • Boomstick telling Wiz off for making a pun at the end of the post-analysis is a repeat of what happened at the end of the post-analysis for DIO VS Alucard.

Errors

  • In Vegeta's analysis, "Lucora Gun" is misspelled as "Locura Gun".
  • After Thor first throws Mjolnir at Vegeta, Mjolnir's head can be seen clipping into Thor's leg.
  • When Vegeta is knocked down to the ground by Thor's lightning bolt, the former's shadow on the ground is missing.
  • When Thor catches his breath after the battle, his reflection can be seen in the water as the same size he is. However, since he is very high up above the water's surface, not only should his reflection not be visible from that perspective, but it also makes his reflection appear giant.

Other

Notes

  1. As determined in Hulk VS Broly.
  2. As determined in Beerus VS Sailor Galaxia.

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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