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Android 18 VS Captain Marvel
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Season 4
Overall Episode 78
Season Episode 7
Air date June 14th, 2017
Written by Sam Mitchell & Jessica Davis
Animated by Samuel "Zack" Watkins
Episode link Rooster Teeth
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Android 18 VS Captain Marvel is the 78th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, featuring the powerful blonde heroines with energy-based attacks, Android 18 from Dragon Ball Z and Captain Marvel from Marvel Comics. Android 18 was voiced by Amber Lee Connors and Captain Marvel was voiced by Terri Doty.

Description

A battle of powerful blondes with devastating energy! Will the android who threatened the world win the day, or can Carol Danvers pull this one off?

Interlude

(*Cues: Invader - Jim Johnston*) 

Boomstick: I love a powerful woman, even better, one that keeps getting stronger and stronger! And today, we've got two of them!

Wiz: Android 18, the deadly cyborg killer from Dragon Ball...

Boomstick: And Captain Marvel, the hard hitting, high flying Avenger! He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick.

Wiz: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor & skill to find out who would win... A DEATH BATTLE.

Android 18

(*Cues: A Hero's Desperation - Dragon Ball Z: Budokai*)

Wiz: In the age 763, peace had returned to the Earth. Unsung heroes led by the Super Saiyan Goku had saved the world from an evil galactic tyrant.

Boomstick: Everything seemed pretty hunky dory, until a mysterious time traveler showed up out of nowhere with a grave warning.

Wiz: In just three years time, two deadly androids would rise up and ravage the earth, all while wearing the mark of the long forgotten Red Ribbon Army.

Boomstick: This sounds like it's gonna get complicated real fast.

Wiz: To be brief, the Red Ribbon Army was the greatest military force ever known; even greater than the earth's entire armed forces combined.

Boomstick: Until a tiny monkey child named Goku strolled through and wrecked their shit.

Wiz: Dr. Gero, founder and lead scientist of the Red Ribbon Army, held a grudge against Goku for over twenty years. Like any mad scientist hellbent on revenge, the good doctor got back to doing what he did best.

Boomstick: Building murder bots!

Wiz: And so he designed some of his deadliest creations to date: Android 17, and Android 18.

(*Cues: The Battle With All My Force - Dragon Ball Z: Budokai*)

Wiz: Though android isn't entirely accurate. 17 and 18 were actually humans once, siblings even. So that makes them cyborgs, not androids. You'd think a doctor with Gero's prestige would know the difference. I'll just chalk it up to a classic case of revenge madness. It happens to the best of us.

Boomstick: Android 18's real name is Lazuli, which sounds like some sort of Italian pasta dish. No wonder she kept the name 18 after brutally murdering her maker.

Wiz: Yeah, Android 18 and her brother were pretty unruly and a force to be reckoned with. Gero, even with his own cyborg body, didn't stand a chance.

Boomstick: With nothing better to do, the twins set off to ravage the world as predicted. But this time, something changed. After witnessing the compassion of the heroes, including a bald, vertically challenged martial artist named Krillin, 18 had a change of heart and joined the good guys.

Wiz: She even wound up starting a family with Krillin.

Boomstick: Nice! Give it up for Krillin! Not only is he punching above his bracket, but he's laying pipe above it as well. Plus, 18 doesn't really age, so that's a serious win.

Wiz: Android 18 is an extremely competitive fighter with numerous deadly abilities. Gero's programming stems from decades of military dominance, granting her incredible hand to hand combat skills and mechanically enhanced senses for superb situational awareness.

Boomstick: And she's got the strength to back it up. This chick can embed a person straight into the side of a cliff with a single smack, or shoot explosions out of her hands.

Wiz: She does this by harnessing Ki, a Taoist-inspired life force energy manifested through a person's spirit and vigor. With her Ki, 18 can fire a barrage of energy beams powerful enough to destroy buildings, continents, possibly even planets.

Boomstick: Like the finger beam, haha, talk about getting finger blasted, am I right?

Wiz: No.

Boomstick: Oh, you know you laughed.

Wiz: Absolutely not.

Boomstick: On the inside?

Wiz: Ugh. Android 18 has dozen of other techniques such as Infinity Bullets.

Boomstick: I know what you're thinking, but it's not a magic gun with unlimited ammo. It's a stampede of energy blasts which are nearly impossible to avoid.

Wiz: Her Photon Strike lays waste to a vast area in an instant. She can even use her husband's signature technique, the Destructo Disk.

Boomstick: It's a buzzsaw made out of pure energy. Why don't more Dragon Ball characters use that thing?

Wiz: Ki is just as much a defensive tool as well. Android 18 can enhance her strength, speed and endurance with her energy, greatly surpassing the limitations of her physically body.

Boomstick: Oh yeah, and she can fly!

Wiz: Unlike most warriors, 18's energy supply stems from a sort of battery within. This system grants her a continuous potentially endless supply of Ki.

Boomstick: She will never get tuckered out. In fact, one of her favorite combat strategies is wasting time to make her enemy exhausted. Then moving in to finishing them off.

Piccolo: She's making him burn up all his energy and then she's going to attack him.

Wiz: Like many of Dr. Gero's other...androids, it's even possible for 18 to steal her foes' energy for herself by absorbing it through her body, increasing her power and nulling her opponent.

Boomstick: So you can bet she'll always go the distance like Rocky Balboa, except, you know, way stronger and way prettier.

Wiz: 18 is tough enough to deflect Goku's Kamehameha attack, even while he's in Super Saiyan Blue form. Also, she can kick hard enough to break Super Saiyan Vegeta's arm.

Boomstick: What's so impressive about breaking an arm? You broke yours once just by falling out of your chair.

Wiz: Uh-huh. You might have missed the "Super Saiyan" part there. Vegeta's extremely high ki levels improve his body to support an impressive amount of weight. Leading up to the fight, Vegeta was training in 450 times gravity, making his weight about 55,000 pounds. That means the tibia in his leg would supporting over 40,000 pounds, the equivalent of 8 pickup trucks.

Boomstick: Damn. I wish I had bones like that. I could fire so many bazookas and never have to worry about falling down.

Wiz: On top of that, she's able to use her constant supply of ki to easily match the speed of a Super Saiyan. We've previously established that an Ascended Super Saiyan can fly approximately 340,000 miles per hour, so it's reasonable to believe 18 can do the same.

Boomstick: Man, this ki stuff is seriously awesome. Maybe I should start meditating or something.

Wiz: Do you even know how?

Boomstick: Yeah, all I gotta do is get drunk and sit on the floor crisscross applesauce style, right? Easy.

Wiz: Sure...anyway, just like Vegeta, Android 18's ki allows her to survive serious blows. She's even taken the full brunt of a Super Saiyan ki blast capable of obliterating an entire building without a scratch.

Boomstick: Can't say the same for that sweet-ass jacket. Man, 18 is awesome.

Wiz: Awesome? Yes. Unstoppable? Not at all. Android 18 is unfortunately susceptible to a number of weaknesses, including her own programming. Fearing her unruliness, Gero designed her with a remote shutdown system in place, one that both he and Krillin's friend Bulma were able to exploit.

Krillin: Wow. So this little thing will stop them, huh?

Wiz: On top of that, 18 has a reputation of being cold and apathetic, although this is mostly just a guise, as she's always ready to defend her friends and family from threats. She even joined Goku, the man she was originally programmed to kill, for an interdimensional tournament bent on saving the universe from annihilation. It's safe to say the Super Saiyans are the not the only blondes protecting the planet.

Boomstick: Believe me, when she gets that look in her eye, you'd better hold on to your Dragon Balls.

Android 18: I know I'm being hard on you, but it's the only way you'll learn.

Captain Marvel

(*Cues: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Ending Theme 2*)

Wiz: Captain Marvel has had many names in her career. But when she was born, she was simply Carol Danvers.

Boomstick: Carol grew up in Boston, and joined the Air Force to pay for college. She quickly 'flew' to the top of their ranks before moving on to the Air Force Intelligence. Then she joined NASA! Damn, is her superpower just having really badass jobs? Wonder if she could give me a recommendation?

Wiz: Working at NASA was pretty cool, until aliens attacked! Carol got caught in the middle of a massive battle between the Kree Aliens, and a Kree superhero named Mar-Vell, known to the world as Captain Marvel.

Boomstick: Whoa, wait. Captain Marvel's secret identity is Mar-Vell? Somebody forgot to read Superheroes for dummies. Anyway, during the battle, Carol got stuck in a machine called the Psyche Magnetron, which exploded. Luckily, this was one of those explosions that turns you into a superhero.

Wiz: The energy from the blast merged Carol's DNA with strands of Mar-Vell's. She developed an extra Kree brain lobe, and gained most of Mar-Vell's powers, transforming her into a new dynamic superheroine.

Boomstick: Except, she didn't even realize it at first. She'd just black out at random times and wake up to hear about a new suspiciously blonde superhero. Hey, Wiz! Maybe I have a superhero side like this. I mean, I black out all the time!

Wiz: Boomstick, you don't have powers. You have a problem. Throughout her adventures, Carol went through several phases of superhero titles. First Ms. Marvel, then Binary, then Warbird, then Ms. Marvel again, until one day, Mar-Vell died.

(*Sound of a pop top is heard*)

Boomstick: Here's to you, Mar-Vell.

Wiz: To honor her fallen friend, Carol Danvers took up his mantle, becoming the brand new Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is unbelievably powerful, with superhuman strength and incredible durability.

Boomstick: She learned how to fly planes in the Air Force, but now, she could fly herself! And super fast!

Wiz: Speaking of which, through her time with the Air Force and as a member of the Avengers, she's received years of quality combat training. Not only can she hit hard, she can fire powerful concussive blasts of photon and stellar light energy from her hands, as well as create energy fields.

Boomstick: As if all that weren't enough, Carol can open up an extra can of whoop-ass by absorbing energy. Absorbing anything from electricity to magic can make her even stronger.

Wiz: With these powers, Captain Marvel has done some pretty amazing things. While training with the Avengers, the combat simulation measured that she can deliver a force of 92 tons, almost 10 times the destructive power of a Davy Crockett nuclear missile.

Boomstick: She can survive energy blasts to the face and even the vacuum of space for a long period of time. Once, she flew from Broadway to the end of the atmosphere in only a minute and 58 seconds. That's a lot of ground uh...sky to cover in less that two minutes.

Wiz: She claims that's her personal record. Now considering the distance between a New York City street and the exosphere, Marvel must have been flying 247 times faster than the speed of sound.

Boomstick: Carol has taken out characters like Vision, punched Iron Man out of his armor, and even survived two point-blank blasts from the Destructor's beam, which has enough power to punch holes through an Imperial Kree starship.

Wiz: And that's not even the height of her power. If Marvel absorbs enough energy, she can access the powers of Binary, a form she took after losing her powers, getting lost in space, and being experimented on by aliens. Long story. As Binary, she can tap into the power of a white hole and generate star-levels of energy.

Boomstick: And her hair's on fire!

Wiz: Were you even listening? That's like the least interesting thing about it.

Boomstick: Says you. Look at it!

Wiz: Binary was an extremely powerful form, capable of wiping out entire fleets of enemy ships, but one that Captain Marvel does not have easy access to. She initially lost the form after expending all of it's energy, and is unable to reach it again without absorbing a massive amount of interstellar energy, such as the infinite energy from a gravitational field of a black hole singularity.

Boomstick: She's too stubborn to just give up though.

Wiz: She's stubborn to a fault, even rushing headlong into situations while ignoring advice from wiser, more experienced friends, like the time she started a Civil War between superheroes, or when she completely ignored her damaging addiction to alcohol.

(*Boomstick drinks a beer*)

Boomstick: Ahh...yeah, Carol is a badass with a hell of a lot of power, but if Tony Stark of all people thinks you have drinking problem, you should probably listen to him instead of trying to fly into space while complety wasted.

(*Boomstick drinks a beer*)

Boomstick: Yeah.

Wiz: Regardless, Captain Marvel is a seasoned hero with a record that most would be envious of. Hell, she's such a pillar, she's named after the publishing company herself.

(*Captain Marvel lays a smack down on an alien criminal before pausing and then sent him flying and landing with a thud*)

Captain Marvel: Anybody else?

Death Battle

(*Cues: Unknown Theme*)

In an unknown mountainous region, Android 18 flies at high speeds searching for something. She finally comes across what she was looking for, one of the seven Dragon Balls. It lies on top of a tall mountain in a tree with Captain Marvel standing in front of it. She steps forward to reach for it, but Carol extends her hand forward.

Captain Marvel: Get back. This orb is coming with me!

Android 18: Give me a break lady. I've been looking for that thing all day!

(*Cues: Senran Kagura OST - Mamoru Beki Mono*)

The now angered Captain Marvel flies in the air and starts charging her energy.

Captain Marvel: Don't make me hurt you...

Android 18: Yeah, good luck with that...

FIGHT!

Captain Marvel charges towards 18, who disappears in an afterimage and kicks Carol forward. When she goes forward to hit Marvel again, the superheroine punches her back. Carol tries to kick 18, but the android grabs her and tosses her forward and then catches up to punch her down.

The two clash with each other at high speeds while flying, but 18 traps Carol in a wind vortex and punches her forward. Marvel charges her energy and launches a large beam at 18, who dodges it. Carol appears right in front of 18 after the beam to punch her down. The two women repeatedly clash punches and kicks and appear on par with each other. The two stop in the middle of a punch near a mountain.

Android 18: I really don't have time for this...

18 disappears in an afterimage right behind Carol and grabs Captain Marvel by the hair.

Captain Marvel: Ouch! Hey!

She tosses her opponent into the nearby cliffside and punches her into the tree with the Dragon Ball.

Android 18: What a pest...

Captain Marvel appears in front of the cliff now angered.

Captain Marvel: No fair! That's playing dirty!

Android 18: Time to clean up then!

18 launches some Infinity Bullets that Carol easily dodges. She then launches a large ki beam that Carol absorbs, transforming her into Binary.

Captain Marvel: Surprise! Thanks for the energy!

Binary punches the nearby mountain, blowing it up and sending the debris that knocks 18 down. Binary quickly flies towards 18 and kicks her forward while charging up another energy blast.

Captain Marvel: I can take whatever you give and dish it back twice as hard!

Binary launches numerous beams at 18, which the android dodges and blocks. They prepare to punch each other again, but notice a large rock above them about to crush them. Binary flies away while 18 slices the rock in half with Destructo Disk. Binary appears right above the rock that 18 destroyed. She launches her most powerful beam attack right down at the android.

Captain Marvel: Ha ha ha! Have a taste of your own energy!

The beam creates a large crater in the ground and seemingly destroys 18. But Carol is surprised by something that appears when the dust clears.

Captain Marvel: What?

(*Cues: Unknown Theme*)

18 appears unharmed, as she was able to absorb most of Carol's attack.

Android 18: Surprise, I can do it too!

18 yells as she powers up and hits Binary harder than before. She knees the superheroine upwards and breaks both of Carol's arms with two kicks, leaving her opponent screaming in pain as she knocks her back to the ground. Carol struggles to get up.

Captain Marvel: No fair. I can still...

18 comes back down and curb stomps Carol's head into the ground, bursting her head open and killing her.

Android 18: And that's that.

KO!

Android 18 struggles to find the Dragon Ball she and Carol were fighting over, as it's been covered in Binary's blood.

Results

(*Cues: Battle Point Unlimited - Dragon Ball Z*)

Boomstick: Ouch! Now that's a crushing blow!

Wiz: Captain Marvel may have been one of the Avengers' mightiest warriors, but she couldn't stand up to the power, speed, and expertise of Android 18.

Boomstick: First off, the numbers don't lie. When it comes to speed, Carol's best record put her in just under 200 hundred thousand miles per hour, but 18 could move over one hundred thousand miles faster.

Wiz: Most apparent of all, Marvel's durability and strength feats simply pale in comparison to 18's. The only way Marvel's power could match 18's was to absorb enough energy to reach her Binary form.

Boomstick: But 18 is no stranger to that technique, there's no doubt she recognized what Carol was doing and stopped feeding her energy. Even if Carol had somehow achieved the full force of Binary, that wouldn't have guaranteed a win. I mean the last time we saw Binary in the comics, she was taken down by some alien guns. Guess she's not as good as absorbing energy as she thought.

Wiz: With superior speed, strength, tactics, and endurance, Android 18 simply wore Captain Marvel down until it was time to go in for the kill.

Boomstick: And that's why Captain Marvel lost by T. Ki. O! God that one was awful!

Wiz: The winner is Android 18.

Trivia

  • This is the fifth time in which a Marvel character fights a non Warner Bros. character, with the first four being Beast VS GoliathDarth Vader VS Doctor Doom, Wolverine VS Raiden and Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie, and with the sixth being Shredder VS Silver Samurai.
  • This is the first Death Battle since Green Arrow VS Hawkeye to be animated by Samuel "Zack" Watkins.
  • This battle may be to commemorate Dragon Ball Super's Universe Survival Arc (of which 18 is a major character in and is currently ongoing) and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, set to release this year.
  • This is the first DEATH BATTLE that features a Dragon Ball character against a Marvel Comics character.
  • This is the third Death Battle to feature a anime character against a comic book character and the third time to feature a DBZ character against a superhero, the first being Goku VS Superman.
  • This is the first time in which the anime character beats the comic book character and the first time in which a DBZ character beats a superhero character.
  • A clip of Dr. Brief is shown on screen when Wiz says "To be brief".
  • Marron (Krillin and 18's daughter) is misspelled as "Maron" (Krillin's ex) in 18's "Background" section.
    • Coincidentally, this partial difference in their names was referenced by 18 herself in an episode of Dragon Ball Super that premiered shortly before the DEATH BATTLE.
  • Ben later stated in the comment section that they miscalculated Android 18's speed and that she's able to go much faster than what they portrayed in the episode. He re-estimated her speed to be 15,300,000 miles per hour.

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