There’s a new scout in town, and the old cream of the crop has some competition! Can the Scout’s experience and wacky tactics take down the high-speed finesse of Tracer? Two will enter, but only one will live.

Tracer VS Scout is the 66th episode of Death Battle, featuring Tracer from the Overwatch series and The Scout from the Team Fortress series in a battle between first-person shooter speedsters. Tracer was voiced by Elsie Lovelock and Scout was voiced by Alexander Gross.


Wiz: To be the elite, you must surround yourself with the best of the best. Whether you band together to save the world, or just a worthless plot of land.

Boomstick: And every good team needs a good hit-and-runner.

Wiz: Like Tracer, the spunky agent of Overwatch.

Boomstick: And The Scout, the Boston-born merc of Team Fortress. 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.


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The World Could Always Use More Heroes - Overwatch
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Wiz: 30 years from the present, mankind would become careless. Their machine servants rose up to fight for freedom, and so began a worldwide war.

Boomstick: But one organization stood between world peace and total chaos: Overwatch, a team consisting of the world's greatest scientists, cyborgs, ninjas, cowboys, and pilots.

Wiz: Including Lena Oxton, codename Tracer. The youngest pilot ever inducted into Overwatch's flight program, Tracer is a free-spirited and fearless flying ace, always laughing in the face of danger.

Boomstick: After helping to secure world peace -no big deal, right?- she was chosen to test a new prototype fighter jet. Which could teleport!

Wiz: But then everything went horribly wrong; instead of teleporting from Point A to B, the fighter jet accidentally transported her through time.

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Boomstick: How do you accidentally create a time machine and put it in a fighter jet?

Wiz: A word to the wise, this is why you use animals before moving to human trials, like I always do. Anyway, Tracer essentially existed as a ghost, uncontrollably phasing in and out of time. It looked like Overwatch's prized pilot would be decommissioned forever.

Boomstick: Until her teammate, good friend, and gorilla scientist Winston made a special techno doohickey to keep her locked in the present.

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Wiz: This Chronal Accelerator doesn't just anchor Tracer's time displacement. It also gives her two different ways to manipulate her own time flow. In a near instant, she can zoom approximately 23 feet away. This Blink ability is not true teleportation, but instead speeds up time only for Tracer, while propelling her in any given direction.

Boomstick: What?

Wiz: She can briefly jump herself forward in time, though from an outside view, it looks like a blur.

Boomstick: Got it.

Wiz: More than that, she can also reverse time for herself with the Recall ability, which returns Tracer's health and spatial position back to where they were a few seconds before. While usually, Recall only turns back three seconds, in some instances, she's gone as far back as 15.

Boomstick: Well, thank God her weapons aren't as confusing as that shit! She carries dual rapid-fire Pulse Pistols as her primary pain dispensers. Each can empty 20 rounds in a single second.

Wiz: But what the Pulse Pistols have in power, they sorely lack in range and accuracy.

Boomstick: Good thing she also has her Pulse Bombs! I'll put it this way, pretty much anybody she sticks this thing to has exactly two seconds to make their peace before going to the big capture point in the sky.

Wiz: Tracer maximizes her unique weaponry with hit-and-run tactics, frustrating her enemies and making her very difficult to pin down.

Boomstick: Yeah, in addition to blinking and recalling all over the place, she can jump 15 feet in the air.

Wiz: She's disarmed the highly trained and literally cold-blooded assassin Widowmaker, protected the Doomfist gauntlet from theft, and even once avoided a sniper shot from just 30 feet away! A sniper round usually travels almost 1,800 miles per hour when fired, meaning Tracer had to react within one-hundredth of a second.

Boomstick: Unfortunately, that bullet found another target.

Mondatta falls and his lights go out.

Boomstick: (sighs) Rest in peace, Robot Gandhi.

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Wiz: Although Tracer is a slippery opponent on the battlefield, her Chronal Accelerator has its limits. If used too many times in succession, it can overheat, forcing Tracer to wait for a recharge. As her pistols are linked to the accelerator, this can sometimes cause them to overload as well.

Boomstick: Plus, she's a pilot first, and not exactly a crack shot while on foot. If she doesn't get in close, she's not hitting anything but air.

Wiz: In spite of that, Tracer doesn't let any of it get her down. Wherever there's danger, she'll be there in the blink of an eye, with a cocky smile and a barrage of bullets.

Boomstick: Wait, whatever happened to that time warping fighter jet?

Wiz: I don't know...

Tracer hides and sees two young boys staring at her.

Tracer: Uh... Don't worry, luvs, cavalry's here!

The Scout

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Wiz: In the year 1850, an extremely wealthy entrepreneur passed away, leaving his family land and business to his two sons. But like brothers are prone to do, they ended up fighting over each other's land right off the bat.

Boomstick: This went on for decades, and then the brothers began recruiting mercenaries to literally wage war. And that's when things really got out of control.

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Wiz: Each hired gun contributed with their own specialized expertise.

Boomstick: The Sniper killed from afar, The Engineer slaughtered with machines, and The Heavy mowed people down with the biggest goddamn gun they'd ever seen. What kind of sandwiches were they feeding that guy?

Wiz: But one everyman only relied on his cunning, his two feet, and a baseball bat. This was The Scout. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1950s, the mercenary only known as Scout was the runt among seven older brothers.

Boomstick: And all of them loved to wander the town looking for a good fight. Problem was, Scout's brothers were so big and tough, the fights would be over before he could get the chance to throw his own punches.

Wiz: Desperate to fight alongside his siblings...

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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet - Team Fortress 2
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Wiz: Scout realized that what he lacked in strength, he could make up for in speed.

Boomstick: So he started running, and running, and running, until one day, he was fast enough to not only keep up, but get ahead.

Wiz: Speed was his moniker, delivering pain was his game, and somewhere along the way, he even learned how to jump off of thin air. Suddenly, the pathetic runt of the pack became the smart mouth terror of Boston.

Scout: Grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brotha', I hurt people!

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Boomstick: The only thing he was lacking was discipline. Which he could get in the military, but that didn't sound like any fun, so he became a mercenary instead. Scout travels light, relying on a lovely shotgun and a baseball bat. Yes, a baseball bat. This guy is crazy enough to try and take out a rocket launcher-wielding soldier with a pop fly.

Wiz: Which surprisingly works. Opponents are stunned by the size of his balls, both literally and figuratively, leaving them open for Scout to race up and finish them off with his guns.

Boomstick: While he's got a Pistol for pin-point accuracy, Scout's favorite tools for killing are definitely shotguns. The Scattergun is a confusing miracle of shotgun-gineering that can somehow hold six shots in a double-barrel, and is reloaded via divine intervention when you pull its lever. It's like the baby of a shotgun, rifle, and a revolver. But his most powerful gun is the Force-A-Nature...

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Boomstick: A shotgun that only has two shots, but kicks so hard, it can boost him even higher into the air.

Wiz: Regardless, a well-placed shot can quickly take down almost any other mercenary. To make the Force-A-Nature even more ridiculous, he can strap a can of energy drink called Bonk! Atomic Punch to it, which somehow gives him five more midair jumps.

Boomstick: That's right, this guy flies with shotguns. But that's not all the soda has to offer. With just a sip of Bonk, Scout becomes totally invincible for eight seconds, but he can't use any of his guns at that time.

Wiz: Probably due to the shakes, Bonk contains several hundred times the daily recommended sugar intake. An adult male's suggested daily dosage is 25 grams, meaning Bonk contains, at minimum, 11 pounds of sugar. So much sugar, he can't take another drink for at least 20 seconds, and on top of that, it's radioactive.

Boomstick: You gotta have one tough body to handle that stuff; tough enough to survive the onslaught of three rockets at once, or to swing a baseball bat hard enough to send a guy flying 80 feet away.

Wiz: Possibly due to long-term Bonk exposure, but testing is still out.

Boomstick: Scout can defeat foes as strong as the Heavy in close quarters combat, run 17 miles per hour for long periods of time, and even kill a bear with nothing but a hot dog suit and Amelia Earhart's skeleton. I'm serious.

Wiz: He has a knack for avoiding bullets, missiles, and even tentacles from a Bread monster, but at the cost of wearing little to no armor, making him a glass cannon; and true to his reckless, unrestrained personality, Scout often runs headfirst into battle, regardless of the risk.

Boomstick: But if you wanna take down The Scout, you're gonna have to catch him before he catches you; that means you too, ladies.

Scout: (to Spy) That's right, fancy pants, myself! So why don't you take your little failure, roll it up sideways, and-

Spy points to his wristwatch.

Scout: Okay, crap, I gotta go.

Scout takes a drink, but pops back in.

Scout: Screw you, though.


Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all!

Boomstick: But first, I'm feelin' pretty hungry. If only there were some sort of amazing service that a sent box full of food and recipes straight to my door. Oh hey!

Wiz reads out an advertisement for Blue Apron.

Boomstick: But right now, IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

Death Battle

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The Scout hears an alarm go off so he runs all the way to outside, he kicks the door and gets distracted by light, he looks around and sees Tracer stealing the briefcase.

Scout: Alright, asshole!

Tracer stops running and turns around, startled.

Scout: You're toast! Woah!

Then Scout sees Tracer's back and instantly falls in love.

Scout: Uh... hey there, hot stuff.

Tracer: 'ello!

Tracer turns and sees Scout smoothing his hair down.

Scout: If I told you you had a great bod, would you, uh, hold it against me?

Tracer: Umm... that's nice. I was just leaving.

Scout: Oh, sure thing, come back anytime! Just, uh, put that briefcase back before ya go. Thanks.

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Tracer puts the briefcase on her back and whips out her guns.

Tracer: Sorry, love. Overwatch needs this mooooore than you do!

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Scout begins shooting his Force-A-Nature at Tracer.

Scout: Here!

Tracer dodges the bullets using her Blink ability and warps onto a large beam. She starts using her Pulse Pistols to shoot at Scout.

Scout: Shit!

Scout avoids the bullets and jumps over a bunch of boxes for cover. Tracer blinks behind him and taunts him. Scout tries shooting her. The same thing happens two more times.

Scout: Yo, toots! How you doing that?

Tracer warps in front of Scout and he responds by bringing out his Scattergun. Tracer dodges his two shots and leaps high into the air.

Tracer: Bombs away!

Tracer tosses her Pulse Bomb at Scout's feet.

Scout: Oh, that's just great...

The bomb causes a massive explosion. Tracer blinks back to avoid the shockwave. When the smoke clears, Scout's seen drinking a can of Bonk!.

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Scout: Supposedly this stuff'll liquefy your esophagus after just one can, but, ya know, it's also very handy when you feel like, not getting blown up.

Tracer: That's not very fair!

Scout: Listen, sweetheart...

Scout tosses the Bonk! to the side and takes out his baseball bat.

Scout: I never play fair.

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Tracer tries shooting her Pulse Pistols at Scout while performing acrobatic flips. Scout casually walks through the bullet storm unaffected and starts swinging his bat at Tracer. Tracer blinks back and forth to avoid his attacks and starts building up her Ultimate.

Tracer: Is that all?

Tracer warps back and prepares to attack, but her Chronal Accelerator shorts out.

Tracer: Ah, bullocks!

Scout takes advantage and delivers a number of blows with his baseball bat to Tracer.

Scout: Batter at the plate!

Scout delivers his home run attack and sends Tracer flying in the air.

Scout: It's outta the park!

Scout walks over to pick up the suitcase Tracer dropped after the attack. Tracer crashes through a number of barrels and a wall, severely damaged from the attack.

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Scout walks over to Tracer with the Bonk! effects wearing off. He takes out his Pistol and aims it at his enemy.

Scout: All right, doll. Fun's over.

Tracer grabs her side as her Chronal Accelerator starts booting up.

Tracer: Not yet, mate!

Scout fires the bullet at her face as the Chronal Accelerator becomes active again.

Tracer: The cavalry's here!

Tracer uses Recall to rewind time back to the position she was in when Scout launched her.

Her injuries now recovered, she blinks over to Scout's location. Back where Scout is, the bullet hits the ground as Scout is shocked at his opponent disappearing.

Scout: Shit!

Tracer blinks back to Scout and kicks him in the air multiple times, successfully building up her Ultimate meter. After Tracer knocks him through a wall, Scout takes out another can of Bonk! and motions to drink it, but Tracer warps in and grabs the can.

Tracer: Not this time, Yankee!

Tracer blinks away with the can and then warps back to place a Pulse Bomb on Scout's back. She quickly warps out of the way as the Bomb activates on Scout's back.

Scout: Oh come on! Gimme a-

The bomb blows up and kills Scout. Tracer warps back to the bomb site to pick up the suitcase.

Tracer: Phew! Well, that was fun!

Tracer picks up the suitcase and warps away.

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Tracer looks inside the suitcase and is surprised by its contents and quickly closes it, while Archimedes flies out of Scout's hat.


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Overture - Overwatch
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Boomstick: And he's out!

Wiz: Scout was fast and tough, but Tracer's unique arsenal and evasiveness pulled her ahead.

Boomstick: Scout's greatest feat was potentially surviving an assault from three rockets at once. However, the rocket's point of impact is never directly shown, and since direct hits from rockets regularly obliterate far tougher mercs, it's unreasonable to assume this was any different.

Wiz: Scout could sprint up to 17 miles an hour for an extended period of time, which is slightly faster than the average human's 15 miles per hour, but Tracer's natural reactive instinct gave her the edge. For example, avoiding that sniper round from 30 feet away means she can react 25 times faster than the vast majority of other human beings.

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Victory - Overwatch
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Boomstick: Which means Tracer could avoid almost anything Scout threw at her. Even when she couldn't, her Recall ability not only helped her survive, but effectively ruined any of Scout's elements of surprise.

Wiz: This allowed Tracer plenty of opportunities to take him out.

Boomstick: And just like that, Scout was gone, without a trace.

We cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The winner is Tracer.



  • The connections between Tracer and the Scout are that they are both icons of popular multiplayer first-person shooter games who are loudmouthed, wise-cracking mercenaries with an emphasis on their incredible speed in exchange for their low health and damage.
  • This episode is one of the more negatively-received episodes of the show, garnering a 69% positive reception rate on YouTube. The portrayal of the Scout was widely criticized, with complaints of gross misrepresentation in both the animation (where he did not move as much as he should have) and the research (where many believed he was undersold).
    • Ben addressed the former issue in one of his Road to 100 Blogs, where he stated that the animation needed to be simplified in order to accommodate for health issues that he was noticing within Torrian Crawford.[1]


  • Scout endlessly shoots his Force-A-Nature without reloading.
  • In Team Fortress proper, Bonk! Atomic Punch makes Scout so fast he can dodge bullets, which is represented in gameplay by having every attack that hits him "miss". However, in the animation, the drink is treated as if it gives Scout invincibility instead.
    • Scout is also unable to attack while under the effects of Bonk!, but uses his bat against Tracer anyway.



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