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Winter Soldier VS Red Hood is the 133rd episode of Death Battle, featuring Winter Soldier from Marvel Comics and Red Hood from DC Comics in a battle between resurrected sidekicks turned anti-heroes. Winter Soldier was portrayed by Tyler Tackett and Red Hood was portrayed by Tim Neff.

Interlude

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Wiz & Boomstick
by Brandon Yates
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Sidekicks. Every good superhero, or world-conquering scientist, needs one. Right, Boomstick?

Boomstick: That's right! (realizes) Hey! I think we all know which one of us is the real sidekick here.

We cut to the combatants' name cards.

Wiz: Such as the Winter Soldier, Marvel's brainwashed assassin.

Boomstick: And Red Hood, DC's resurrected Robin turned vigilante.

We cut back 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.

Winter Soldier

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Ready to Fight
by Ceiri Torjussen
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Wiz: World War II. As strange as it is to name a war a sequel like some sort of movie, it was a time of turmoil across the globe. The brave and patriotic did their part, including one James Buchanan Barnes, known by his friends as "Bucky".

Boomstick: As a young lad, Bucky ripped open a standard superhero booster pack, to find classic cards like "Dead Parents" and "Deep Desire to Fight for Justice".

Wiz: And that combo served him well in the U.S. Military. He joined at the age of 15 and eventually got recruited for special assignments and training with British commandoes.

Boomstick: Not long after that, he became friends with his own personal hero and the country's favorite boy scout: Captain America!

Wiz: Bucky was initially unaware of the Captain's secret identity, until one night, he walked in on Steve Rogers changing into his costume.

Boomstick: (chuckling) Well, I guess that's one way to get to know a guy. Luckily, Cap had a lot of faith in Bucky, and asked him to become his partner in crime-er, hero work. They fought side-by-side, kickin' Nazi ass throughout the rest of the war.

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Battle Front
by Terry Devine-King
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Wiz: The duo seemed to be unstoppable, until one fateful mission, when they leapt after a plane to catch Nazi scientist Baron Zemo.

Boomstick: Fortunately for Bucky, he was able to grab onto the plane, while Cap fell into the ocean to nab his last diving merit badge. Get it? 'Cause- 'cause he's a boy scout.

Wiz: Unfortunately for Bucky, the plane was booby-trapped and exploded. It appeared as though the Captain's loyal sidekick had been killed.

Boomstick: But the ones we love in comic books never truly leave us.

Wiz: Sometime after the war, a Russian submarine discovered Bucky's body preserved in the icy waters of the English channel.

Boomstick: They decided to scoop him up and experiment on him, 'cause why not? Who could pass up a free body you found? Even if it was missing an arm.

Wiz: Bucky's training and experience made him the perfect candidate as the ultimate assassin, and after they revived and brainwashed him, they outfitted him with a shiny new bionic arm.

Boomstick: Turning Bucky into... the Winter Soldier.

Wiz: Along with this new persona, the Winter Soldier sported a sundry of skills throughout his career that made him a killing machine. For starters, he was injected with the Infinity Formula.

Boomstick: Which permanently increased his physical ability to an enhanced state.

Wiz: This made him quite the formidable foe, even for Captain America, a foe who seemingly abandoned the values the duo previously shared.

Boomstick: These two have fought plenty of times, and Bucky's been able to hold his own against his former partner.

Wiz: His advanced strength and speed, coupled with his knowledge of various fighting styles, make for a lethal combination. He's skilled in everything from hand to hand, close-quarters combat, to an impressive arsenal of ranged weaponry.

We cut to Boomstick.

Boomstick: Ho ho, yeah! He's got a ton of sweet guns that are outfitted with some nifty palm print sensors, so only he can shoot 'em.

Wiz: If anyone other than the Winter Soldier tries to use these firearms, they will self destruct. He also wields a katana, throwing knives, pretty much whatever comes in the welcome bag at Assassin-Con.

Boomstick: Always a good time at Ass-Con.

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A Hero's Escape
by Jody Jenkins
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Wiz: Ugh, but we can't forget his most iconic piece: the arm.

Boomstick: Well, I mean, it's definitely the coolest metal arm I've ever seen.

Wiz: What about mine? I made it myself.

Boomstick: Come on Wiz, look at that thing! His is super buff! Plus, it's got a flamethrower, a retractable blade, it can emit electric charges, and it's so strong, knives break on impact.

Wiz: It's not about the size of the arm, it's how you use it.

We cut back to the analysis.

Wiz: Well, sure, it's strong, but it's not indestructible. It's been torn up by a Vibranium sword.

Boomstick: Wait, wait, I thought the arm was made of Vibranium.

Wiz: You're thinking of the movies. In the comics, Bucky did not receive a Vibranium arm birthday present from T'Challa. Canonically, his arm is made up of strong, but unspecified metals. Likely a form of titanium alloy similar to the Iron Man suit.

Boomstick: Even without vibranium, it's tough to keep up with Bucky. He took a direct shot from Iron Man's repulsor blast, which was strong enough to tear through a helicopter moments later.

Wiz: And consider the heroes he's battled: Wolverine, Daredevil, Iron Man, and, obviously, Captain America.

Boomstick: Ah, it's a shame Bucky and Cap were at odds for so long. They shoulda just knocked him on the head real good. That's the scientific way to get people to remember who they are, right?

Wiz: Or you can use a Cosmic Cube to rewrite their memories. That's what Captain America did to save Bucky.

Boomstick: Who was so pissed off, he just straight-up crushed the cube with his bare bionic hand!

Wiz: While this brought him back, Bucky wasn't the same man who went into those icy waters. His remorse for his crimes was tough to overcome, and he would always wonder if he's done enough good to finally redeem himself.

Boomstick: But thankfully, it was hard to shake everything he learned from his hero, Steve. Bucky returned to fighting for justice, and even took up the shield himself for a while.

Wiz: Proving that, despite his sordid past, Bucky's persistence and resilience makes him a hero in his own right.


Bucky hoists up a hollering Rocket Raccoon and pivots around while they gun down numerous Outriders.


Red Hood

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Alex Hero
by Ceiri Torjussen
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Wiz: When you think of the word "sidekick", who immediately comes to mind?

Boomstick: You. It's you.

Wiz: N-no, Robin, the Boy Wonder. Batman's iconic crime-fighting partner.

Boomstick: Yeah, that's a close second. Too bad the Caped Crusader's sidecar has been revolving doors of orphans and acrobats.

Wiz: Not including alternate universes and "What If?" stories, Batman has taken five different Robins under his bat-wing. Some moved on to pursue a superhero career of their own, others... didn't turn out so lucky.

Boomstick: Enter Jason Todd. This poor kid was given the short end of the stick, and then the fans beat him to death with it.

Wiz: Jason grew up on the streets of Gotham, getting by through a life of petty crime, until eventually running into the Batman himself.

Boomstick: By trying to steal the rims off the Batmobile! This kid's got some serious balls! I mean, you can't exactly look at the damn Batmobile and mistake it for someone else's car.

Wiz: Bruce had recently split up with the first Robin, Dick Grayson, and was on the lookout for a new sidekick. Impressed by Jason's scrappiness and latent ability, he had the 12-year-old suit up. Yes, he really was 12.

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Hero boy
by Philip Guyler
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Boomstick: Yikes. Well, creepy child-abducting habits aside, Bats hoped he could live up to the last Robin. Too bad this was a literal dick-measuring contest that Jason had no chance in.

Wiz: Despite some moderate success, Jason wasn't exactly an extraordinary Robin, and the fans saw it, too. In an unprecedented move, DC asked their readers to vote on whether or not Jason Todd would live or die.

Boomstick: Yup! They voted to kill the shit out of that kid! Joker style.

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Busy Shopping
by Tim Garland
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Boomstick: On an unrelated note, if you wanna see Wiz die a horrible gruesome death that will lead to some serious mental health issues, call 555-2337, or 555-BEER.

We see a television-style advert on screen that reads:

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Storm Force Destruction
by Bob Bradley & Paul Mottram
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Wiz: Jason Todd was dead... until Superboy-Prime punched a hole in the fabric of reality and accidentally brought him back. True story, don't ask.

Boomstick: And after a dip in a magic hot tub, the Lazarus Pit, Jason was back in top form. Take that, readers! Your contribution means nothing!

Wiz: Resolve renewed, Jason donned a new identity inspired by his own killer: the Red Hood.

Boomstick: While the freaky death bit did bring him back stronger and faster, it turns out resurrection comes at a price. Jason was already a hothead, but Red Hood had a serious temper with violent outbursts. He... wasn't alright in the noggin.

Wiz: But he had a goal: Destroy Batman, and show him his humane methods were unfit for saving Gotham City.

Boomstick: If Bats had actually killed the Joker way back when, he never would've killed Jason in the first place. For a raging psychopath, he's... not exactly wrong. Where Batman failed, Jason was up for the task. He pushed himself to become a killing machine even Bruce would have a tough time keepin' up with.

Wiz: Even training with the League of Assassins, and the All-Caste, a group of monk assassins.

Boomstick: So much ass stuff in this episode.

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Informer
by Bob Bradley, Matt Sanchez and Laura-Jayne Hunter
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Wiz: In addition to Red Hood's wide array of skills, he also maintains a serious collection in his arsenal. Most obviously, his armored cowl. While it provides him with sturdy protection, the sensors within also allow him to scan his surrounding area, neutralizing any potential stealth threats. Plus, the hood can also explode, so... that's convenient?

Boomstick: Sounds like my new hangover recipe. On top of the red chrome dome, Jason packs all sorts of knives, explosives, guns, and he even once summoned these weird magic swords called the All-Blades to fight off supernatural threats.

Wiz: But probably most important is his continual use of Venom.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick, with the former holding a jar with a green substance and a skull and crossbones picture.

Boomstick: Wait wait wait, what's the symbiote doin' here?

Wiz: No, no, the Venom drug. It's what Bane uses to get all, you know, swole!

Boomstick: Wiz, have you ever been to the gym? Like, even once?

Wiz: DUMMI?

DUMMI floats in.

DUMMI: I'm here to carry your arbitrary burdens.

Wiz: Venom is an addictive steroid that increases strength and stamina tenfold. A normal dose also affects the mind, dumbing it down and causing bouts of rage. But Jas-

Boomstick pushes DUMMI down and grabs the jar.

Boomstick: Dibs! Ha ha, superpowers, here I come! You can call me... the Red Neck!

He chugs it.

Wiz: Nonono, you're supposed to inject it...!

Boomstick then immediately throws up the serum into DUMMI's funnel, much to the robot's disgust, he groans.

Boomstick: DUMMI... clean that up...

DUMMI glares at Boomstick before we cut back to the analysis.

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Viper Squad
by James Brett
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Wiz: Using Venom has made Red Hood strong enough to fight off monsters twice his size, tear through alien tendrils, and even once break the grip of Supergirl.

Boomstick: He can hold up a small part of a collapsing building, dodge bullets, and even once survived an All-Caste ritual called "The Cleansing", which no human has been able to do in over a thousand years!

Wiz: And while it was difficult to determine if this feat was due to Jason's worthiness or stubbornness, it's safe to say that, either way, he's a tough guy.

Boomstick: Tough enough to punch through a submarine hull, or at least, he carries enough explosives to blow a hole through it. Either way, I wouldn't wanna go one on one with this guy.

Wiz: Red Hood also has plenty of that Bat-like stealth ability to match his brute strength.

Boomstick: He was able to sneak away from Supergirl! Even Bruce would be proud of that one.

Wiz: Despite how Jason tried to kill him. But the Red Hood failed, and was left to reexamine his own personal code. He ultimately decided to be a hero again, albeit a very conflicted one.

Boomstick: He even teamed up with Bats and even worked alongside other Robins. He also leads a group of ragtag heroes called The Outlaws.

Wiz: The roller coaster of Red Hood's crime-fighting career has, at best, landed himself in that anti-hero sweet spot. And, at worst, made him a violent vigilante who takes the law into his own hands.


Red Hood throws down a duffel bag to some drug lords.

Red Hood: Those are the heads of all your lieutenants. That took me two hours.

He aims his assault rifle.

Red Hood: You wanna see what I can get done in a whole evening?


Prelude

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: But first, if you're into pulse-pounding shows with assassins like these, check out HBO Max!

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for HBO Max.

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

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLEEE!!!

(The transcript below is exclusive to the YouTube version of the episode.)

Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set and we've run the data through all possibilities.

Boomstick: But first, if you're into pulse-pounding shows with assassins like these, check out HBO Max!

Wiz and Boomstick read out an advertisement for HBO Max.

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

(The transcript below is exclusive to the Rooster Teeth version of the episode.)

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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Red Winter
by John Scigulinsky
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The scene opens to Red Hood's phone ringing. He answers as the lights come on in a kitchen he is in.

Red Hood: Yo, Barbie.

Batman: Jason, it's me.

Red Hood: What do you want, Bruce?

He walks through the kitchen as Bruce talks to him.

Batman: Eight assassins from the League of Shadows were gunned down two miles from your current location.

Red Hood: Sounds like a party.

Batman: They were all shot with rounds from a modified M4, a gun I know is in your arsenal.

Red Hood chuckles as he enters an abandoned Chinatown restaurant that serves as his base.

Red Hood: As much as I'd love to take credit for that one, it wasn't me.

Batman: Don't lie to me.

Red Hood: It wasn't me, Bruce. But you know what? You can count on me to crack the case.

Jason sets his dinner from Big Belly Burger on the table.

Red Hood: In fact, I believe there's a bit of evidence that demands my attention right now.

Batman: Jaso—

Red Hood hangs up and sits down at a table. He removes his helmet and opens the bag, taking out a burger. However, before he can enjoy his dinner, he hears a dog barking and a gun firing in the distance. He whips out his pistol and aims, shining the laser sight at the window. Jason peeks underneath one of the newspapers covering the window and does not appear to notice anything. Just as he holsters his pistol and prepares to walk back, he hears gunshots.

Red Hood: Shit!

Jason leaps behind one of the tables as the door is riddled with bullet holes and kicked down. The ruthless Winter Soldier enters the establishment and begins firing his M4 at his new target. Jason runs to avoid the gunfire and vaults over a table and flips it on its side for cover. He starts shooting at Bucky, who takes cover behind a different table. When the Winter Soldier starts reloading his gun, Jason takes the opportunity to run to the countertop. He arrives just as Bucky begins shooting at the pictures near the counter.

Bucky slowly approaches the back of the bar counter, but does not find his opponent, instead only seeing Jason's discarded brown jacket. He pulls down his scarf as he goes back to the tables. He points his weapon's mounted flashlight in multiple directions, looking for his target. Suddenly, Red Hood appears behind him in the middle of the restaurant, with his mask back on.

Red Hood: Bar's closed.

Bucky quickly turns around, but before he can aim at his target, Jason uses his grappling hook to pull it to the ground. The Red Hood starts firing his pistol, but Bucky protects his face with his metal arm, prompting Jason to flip over his opponent to the other side.

Red Hood attempts to fire one of his pistols, but Bucky grabs hold of both of his hands to aim them upwards. Red Hood manages to break his grip by kicking Winter Soldier back before deflecting one of Bucky's gunshots by punching his opponent's hand away.

Jason tries landing another punch, but Bucky blocks it with his regular arm before using his metal arm to protect his face and deflect bullets fired from Red Hood's pistol. The Winter Soldier gets a hold of the pistol and breaks the slide off just before Jason charges through and throws him to the ground.

Bucky tries firing another shot, but Jason kicks his arm to the side. Red Hood fires another bullet, but Bucky grabs his hand with his bionic arm. Jason struggles to break free of Bucky's tight grip as Bucky forces him to aim right at his own helmet. The bullet ricochets off the helmet, but leaves Red Hood wide open for a massive punch from Bucky's robotic limb. Jason stumbles back into the doors leading to the kitchen and falls on the ground.

Red Hood: Okay...

The Winter Soldier tears off his left sleeve, revealing his metallic arm to his opponent. Jason begins to recover from the blow and disappears once the two doors swing back and forth again. As Bucky enters the kitchen, he prepares his knife before he is suddenly ambushed by Jason from around a corner, who is also wielding his knife. Despite the setback, Winter Soldier kicks Jason forward towards the sink.

The two trade several blows before Red Hood nearly stabs Bucky in the face, however, the Winter Soldier narrowly catches the knife with his metallic arm and pushes it away. The two clash multiple times before the Winter Soldier pins Red Hood to a refrigerator. He manages to start cutting through Jason's helmet and almost stabs him in the neck, but Jason manages to stab him in the stomach.

In response, the Winter Soldier chokeholds Red Hood with his human arm before using his bionic arm to punch his helmet several times, even managing to crack open one of the eye holes. Jason breaks free by the Winter Soldier where his knife is still stuck, sending Bucky to the floor. He takes out one of his batarangs and throws it at his grounded opponent, who manages to stop it with his metal arm. Bucky uses his artificial limb to pull out the knife lodged in his gut.

Red Hood: My turn.

Jason presses a button on his belt that causes the batarang to electrocute Bucky's arm, effectively disabling it. Red Hood takes advantage of his opponent's handicapped state by landing several punches before roundhouse kicking the Winter Soldier back to the ground. As Red Hood prepares another punch, Bucky grabs a nearby crowbar with his regular arm and strikes Red Hood twice, unknowingly triggering Jason's post-traumatic stress disorder in the process. Jason begins to hear a familiar yet terrifying voice in his head.

Joker: Jason...

As the Red Hood begins hyperventilating, he struggles to fight back as Winter Soldier continues swinging the crowbar to corner him near the fryers.

Joker: Jason, oh Jason... He's not coming for you... No one is... (laughs maniacally)

Red Hood: Shut up.

Red Hood begins holding his head in agony as he begins screaming.

Joker: AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Red Hood: SHUT UP!!!

Jason recklessly charges towards his real foe, but Bucky manages to trip him with the crowbar before landing one last hit on the helmet to buy himself some time. As Red Hood recovers, Bucky uses the crowbar to take out the batarang lodged in his arm, rendering it fully functional again.

Red Hood: Son of a...

As he stands back up, Red Hood takes out the vial of Venom attached to his belt.

Red Hood: Sorry, Bruce...

He injects it into his neck and undergoes a painful transformation. Bucky turns around after hearing Jason's bones and muscles begin to crack as his voice also gets deeper.'

Winter Soldier: Huh.

Red Hood kicks Winter Soldier out of the kitchen and back into the main restaurant area, as he is now stronger and more aggressive than before.

Red Hood: Now you're dead!

Jason's new strength catches Bucky off guard as he continues to push him back. Bucky tries charging at him, but Jason simply grabs him and karate chops him to the floor. He picks the Winter Soldier back up, who manages to resist thanks to his bionic arm. Winter Soldier starts landing some of his punches before Jason catches his metal arm, now managing to push it back with his new strength before tossing Bucky towards one of the tables.

Winter Soldier notices that he has landed within arm's reach of his submachine gun. He attempts to grab it with his regular arm, but Red Hood steps on his arm and takes the gun for himself. Jason lifts Bucky up by the front of his shirt and tries finishing him off with the his own gun, but thanks to the palm print sensors, the gun does not fire and instead sets off the timed bomb. Bucky smiles before punching and drop-kicking his rival back as the gun explodes.

Smoke fills the room as Jason stumbles back, stunned by the explosion and the kick. Suddenly, to his shock, Winter Soldier's arm comes out from the smoke and grabs him by his signature helmet. Red Hood grabs the arm in an attempt to pull it off, but he is too slow; Bucky uses the arm's strength and hidden blade to crush the front of Jason's skull through the helmet. As Red Hood's body falls to the ground, the Winter Soldier contacts S.H.I.E.L.D. to confirm his mission's status.

Winter Soldier: This is Agent Barnes. Target eliminated. Moving on.

Bucky walks over the corpse of his fallen opponent and takes one last look back before leaving the establishment.

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Results

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Temporary Victory
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We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Boomstick: Oh ho ho! Talk about a headache!

Wiz: These two were quite evenly matched. They both had wells of experience, similar arsenals, and an unparalleled drive to win.

Boomstick: They even had almost identical speed and reactionary feats, and Jason definitely had better stealth skills.

Wiz: However, Bucky Barnes earned the edge in almost every other way.

Boomstick: Like how Red Hood had plenty of experience training with Batman and assassins, but Winty had decades of training on him with Commandos, as the Captain's sidepiece, an emo assassin, and even as Captain America himself.

We cut to the post-analysis.

Wiz: The Winter Soldier also had an edge in defense. His metal arm was able to shatter a knife on impact, but when Red Hood took a similar hit, his helmet cracked.

Boomstick: Red didn't really have any way to stop that arm for good, or Bucky's superhuman-ness. Sure, using Venom could even the playing field for a short time, but a brief power-up is nothin' compared to a metal arm and the permanent Infinity Formula.

Wiz: And don't take Jason breaking Supergirl's grip out of context. She wasn't expecting the Venom, and they weren't even fighting in the first place. It's interesting, but not nearly as noteworthy as it sounds.

Boomstick: Yeah, we know for a fact Venom is a 10-times strength booster. There's no way Red could match a Kryptonian in a real brawl.

We cut to Wiz and Boomstick.

Wiz: Red Hood was a deadly combatant, but the Winter Soldier one-upped him with superior experience, survivability, and a consistent strength advantage.

Boomstick: Looks like Bucky was the "win-ter".

Wiz crosses his arms and glares as Boomstick grins sheepishly. We then cut to the "Winner" card.

Wiz: The WINNER is the Winter Soldier.

Original Track

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Red Winter
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Composition

The track for this fight is "Red Winter" by John Scigulinsky. It is an orchestral piece with a more tense and serious nature with an emphasis on low brass similar to The Dark Knight Trilogy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It also remixes the Winter Soldier's theme from the film of the same name.

Title

The title is a combination of both combatants' aliases (Red Hood and Winter Soldier).

Cover Art

The cover art done by Luis Cruz depicts a metal circle with red rings surrounding the engravings and red star emblem from Winter Soldier's bionic arm on top of Red Hood's logo. Said circle resembles Captain America's shield with its markings, which could reference either Bucky's past as Cap's sidekick or his time as Captain America himself. The background is engulfed in flames, possibly referencing how both combatants previously died in explosions.

Trivia

Production

  • The connections between Winter Soldier and Red Hood are that they are both comic book anti-heroes who were once the young, colorful sidekicks of one of their universes' greatest heroes (Captain America and Batman, respectively) before being notably killed off in an explosion, staying dead for decades before eventually being resurrected as gun-toting villains turned anti-heroes. Both are empowered by a scientific substance (Infinity Formula and Venom, respectively) and also took up the mantle of their mentor at one point.
    • Coincidentally, both characters were resurrected and donned their current personas at almost the same time, not just returning in the same year, but also a month apart from each other (Bucky as the Winter Soldier debuted in January 2005, while Jason as Red Hood later debuted that February).
    • Additionally, both of their mentors have fought against each other in a previous episode of Death Battle.
  • Coincidentally, the episode's YouTube release date (September 21st, 2020) is only two days off from that year's Batman Day, which was on the 19th.
  • Footage featuring Bucky from this episode was teased in the Welcome to DEATH BATTLE! trailer that released about a month before the battle was officially announced.
    • Additionally, Matthew Jones's personal blog (where he gives Q&A's for episodes and showcases the research he and other team members did) put up the research guide for Winter Soldier upon the trailer's debut, though it was later deleted until the episode officially dropped.
  • An extensive behind-the-scenes video for this episode was made by Ismahawk.
  • This is the second live-action Death Battle, after Nightwing VS Daredevil.
    • Both are Marvel VS DC fights and are made in collaboration with Ismahawk.
    • Both fights also feature a former Robin.
  • This is the first Death Battle to be available in 4K quality on YouTube.

Easter Eggs

  • A series of photographs can be shown on a wall within the restaurant. These photos have various Marvel and DC characters in them, including Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, and Nick Fury. Guy Fieri also appears in one of the photos.
  • At the beginning of the fight, Jason was about to eat a hamburger from Big Belly Burger, which is a fast food chain in the DC Universe.
  • The first Red Hood suit that Ismahawk used in their Nightwing series can be seen as a background prop.
  • Red Hood flipping his knife at 16:50 (in the YouTube version) is a reference to a famous fight scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Winter Soldier performs the exact same maneuver.
  • Red Hood getting his hand burnt from Winter Soldier's exploding gun is a reference to the scene in Batman: Under The Red Hood when Jason's hand gets similarly wounded after he fires his pistol with Batman's Batarang lodged in it.

Errors

  • The M4 assault rifle that Winter Soldier uses has its dust cover closed on the chamber at all times. In reality, the dust cover would drop open the instant a shot is fired.
  • In the shot where Red Hood's head gets crushed, the light in the eyes of his hood turns off. However, in the very next shot, the light is back on.

Other

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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