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Batman VS Captain America
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Season 2
Overall Episode 36
Season Episode 11
Air date September 7th, 2014
Written by Nick Cramer
Animated by Samuel "Zack" Watkins
Episode link Rooster Teeth
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Batman VS Captain America is the 36th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, featuring the return of Batman from DC Comics and Captain America from Marvel Comics, in the battle of the peak-condition human heroes.

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Episode 36 - DC vs Marvel! Two peak-condition human beings who fight for justice, now in a fight to the death! Who will win?

Interlude

(*Cues: Invader - Jim Johnston*)

Wiz: Defending the weak from powerful agents of evil demands a champion who has acheived the peak of human capability, All in the name of justice... and sometimes vengeance.

Boomstick: Batman, The Dark Knight.

Wiz: And Captain America, The Sentinel of Liberty.

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.

Batman

(*Cues: Batman Begins - Molossus*)

Wiz: Throughout the underworld of Gotham City, one name strikes fear in the cold, black hearts of even the most hardened Criminals. The Batman.

Boomstick: But becoming a six-foot flying Rat of Vengeance comes at a cost, for 8 year old Bruce Wayne, it was helplessly watching as his parents were gunned down in front of him on the way back from the Theatre. That poor kid... that Opera really must have scarred him.

Wiz: Bruce's Genius Level Intellect and Physical Prowess allowed him to pick up a vast array of skills on his global journey to become The Dark Knight, He became an expert in the art of Disguise and a master of every fighting style known to man, He's perfected Escape Artistry, Sword Fighting, Detective Skills, Stealth, Has a photographic memory, Earned 12 Masters Degrees, An expert marksman and is vastly knowledgeable in Pressure Points.

Boomstick: And we're positive he's not Superhuman.

Wiz: Officially no he's not, but he has learned to appear so in the minds of his opponents.

(*Cues: Main Title - Batman: The Animated Series*)

Wiz: Having been trained by The League of Assassins, Batman's greatest weapon is Fear.

Boomstick: All it takes is a glimpse of that pointy-eared Shadow and criminals start shaking in their boots, He can disappear and reappear in an instant thanks to his mastery of Stealth and the high-tech gadgets he keeps in his Utility Belt, like his Batclaw Grappling Hook, Smoke Pellets, Tons of different Batarangs and... Shock Gloves.

Wiz: Hey, Don't underestimate the Shock Gloves, they release a charge powerful enough to penetrate Kevlar, and even stop the heart of one of Batman's most powerful enemies, Bane.

Boomstick: But then he restarted it because he's nice like that, Bane later said "Thank You" the only way he knew how.

(Shows the picture of Bane breaking Batman's back)

Boomstick: I'm surprised Batty didn't pull something out of the Utility Belt to stop that one, considering it seems to contain anything Batman could ever need, even Shark Repellent.

Wiz: Actually, that's a common misconception, the Shark Repellent was stored in the helicopter that Robin was flying, NOT Batman's Utility Belt.

Boomstick: Oh yeah, because that makes it SOOO much less ridiculous.

Wiz: Batman also carries Explosive Gel. A cluster of this substance can be sprayed onto nearly any surface and remotely detonate, perfect for distractions. 

Boomstick: Or you know... BLOWING SHIT UP! Tempered Criminals, if you know Batman's after you, Avoid anything shaped like a Bat.

Man 1: Somebody in here?

(Batman stares at Man, Man closes door)

Man 2: Something Wrong?

Man 1: Nope.

(*Cues: The Dark Knight Triumphant/ End titles - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns*)

Wiz: Bruce chose the guise of a Bat to project his own fear of the flying mammal onto his enemies. However, that is not the Batsuit's only purpose.

Boomstick: Thanks to some Military-Grade Armor he stole from his own company with Morgan Freeman's permission, The Batsuit is almost completely Bulletproof, Knifeproof, Electricityproof, Punchproof, Dogproof and Theftproof. 

Wiz: Inside Batman's Cowl is an array of High-Tech Gear commonly used for listening to Police Scanners and Communicating with Allies, but in combat, Batman finds more use in it's Night, Infrared and Ultraviolet Vision, also it's built in Triangulation Imaging System, which hacks into the world's cellphones and creates a Digital 3D Map.

Boomstick: You mean he can see EVERYTHING I do, just because I have a phone?

Wiz: More or Less.

Boomstick: Ask him where I left my keys...

(*Cues: Unknown Theme*)

Wiz: Aside from Mass Invasion of Privacy, Batman's resume includes such accomplishments as dodging Darkseid's virtually unavoidable Omega Beams, Withstanding the Vacuum of Space for 24 seconds and breaking free from a coffin, buried 6 feet underground, in a straitjacket after being deprived of sleep for days all while having a cocktail of unknown drugs in his system along with The Joker's latest Venom Toxin.

Boomstick: WHAT THE FUCK?! ARE WE POSITIVE THAT WE'RE POSITIVE HE'S NOT SUPERHUMAN?!

Wiz: Given his line of work, I wouldn't be surprised if he stumbled into a room filled with Gamma Rays or something like that... But underneath the Batsuit he is affected by knives and bullets the same as any other mortal man, even though he usually comes out victorious, his self confidence occasionally put him in life threatening situations he can't escape without help.

Boomstick: Like Bane's "Thank You Spine Durability Test".

Wiz: But the Caped Crusader has consistently found a way to survive even the most life threatening situations.

Boomstick: And Bats has no problem continuously going toe-to-toe with evil in the name of Justice... Vengeance.

Batman: From this moment on, none of you are safe...

Captain America

(*Cues: Captain America: The First Avenger - Captain America*)

Wiz: Born to poor Irish immigrants in Manhattan on July 4th, 1920, Steven Rogers grew up with little money, few friends...

Boomstick: And even fewer Muscles, Good God is that Steve Rogers or Jack Skellington?! Somebody get that kid a sandwich!

Wiz: But his sheer willpower, selflessness and desire for justice stood out, As those around him left to serve in the Second World War, Rogers was desperate to fight for his country, but due to his lacking physique and health problems, he was turned away from every single Military Organization multiple times.

Boomstick: Meanwhile Hitler was creating a new group of Super Nazis with Lasers, called HYDRA.

(*Cues: Captain America: The First Avenger - Training the Supersoldier*)

Wiz: Desperate to combat this new threat, Uncle Sam began the top secret "Project Rebirth", it looked like Rogers would finally get his chance to be the hero after all, provided he survived an untested, unstable, unprecedented experience.

Boomstick: After an injection of some mystery juice and tanning in Vita-Rays, Rogers lived! And as a plus became a Nazi Annihilating, Terrorist Thrashing symbol of freedom.... Captain America! 'MERICA!

(Gunfire sounds as a Bald Eagle flies by while Confetti and Fireworks go off)

(*Cues: Captain America's Theme - Marvel vs. Capcom 3*)

Wiz: The Super Soldier Serum pushed Steve's body to the absolute limit of human physical and mental potential.

Boomstick: A homeless guy sold me a Super Serum once, I woke up in Denny's a week later without my wallet...

Wiz: With his new body, Rogers can bench press 1100 lbs and run a mile in 73 seconds, by comparison, the bench press world record without the aid of a bench shirt is Eric Spoto's 722 lbs and the fastest mile run belongs to Hicham Guerouj of Morocco of 3 minutes 43 seconds, that makes Rogers nearly twice as strong and over three times as fast as the most physically fit human beings in the world.

Boomstick: He can even dodge gunfire at point-blank range, by in his own words "Seeing Faster".

Wiz: Which is the absolutely stupidest way of saying that his brain can process images faster than a normal human.

Boomstick: Putting his new abilities to good use, he's adept in every single form of hand-to-hand combat known to man, That's right! I bet you didn't know that Captain America was a Ninja.

Iron Fist: Jujitsu, Kung-Fu, Krav Maga?

Captain America: All of the above.

Wiz: Despite his incredible physical potential, The military initially decided Super Steve was best suited as....

(*Cues: Captain America: The First Avenger - The Star Spangled Man*)

Wiz: The US Army Poster Boy.

Boomstick: That suit looks like it was ripped from a Patriotic Circus.

Wiz: It was...

Boomstick: Really? Well at least he upgraded to suits not made for a circus later on.

Wiz: No they were too.

Boomstick: What kind of circus would make a costume with Kevlar, Nomex and Lightweight Titanium that's resistant to Water, Fire and Electric Shocks?

Wiz: Some call it World War II.

Boomstick: Oh... I get it.

(*Cues: Captain America: The First Avenger - Captain America March*)

Wiz: But the most iconic aspect of Cap's attire is his famed Shield, composed of Proto-Adamantium and a mysterious metal from Space called Vibranium, this one of a kind Shield was presented to him personally by none other than the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Boomstick: And like a badass, Cap doesn't just use his shield for defending himself, he hurls that Motherfucker at just about anything that moves!

Wiz: The combination of the two metals allows the shield to absorb and reflect practically all kinetic energy and thus ricochet off multiple targets with only minor loss in velocity, Captain America utilizes this in combination with his Super Soldier mind to predict and calculate the shield's trajectory so that it always ends up back in hand no matter how many targets it has struck.

Boomstick: Cap's Shield can reflect anything from bullets to lasers, decapitate vampires and stop a blow from Thor's Hammer, and if you recall, Mjolnir doesn't fuck around, this giant Frisbee of freedom is so cool, even Superman wants one!

(Peggy Carter shoots bullets at Cap's Shield)

Peggy Carter: Yes, I think it works.

(*Cues: Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Lemurian Star*)

Wiz: But it's not unstoppable, it's been damaged and even destroyed its fair share of times over the years, but only by Cosmic or Reality warping powers.

Boomstick: Luckily Mr. America doesn't rely only on his shield.

Wiz: He's boxed Thor to a stand still, was deemed worthy to wield Mjolnir and has even managed to incapacitate The Hulk with his knowledge of Pressure Points.

(Shows three pictures of Hulk being overwhelmed by Cap)

Boomstick: WAIT, GO BACK TO THAT SECOND ONE! DID THIS GUY JUST KICK THE HULK IN THE DICK?!?! YOU GOT TO BE A REAL MAN TO GIVE THE GREEN GOLIATH A NUT CHECK, I MEAN THAT'S THE FASTEST WAY TO PISS OFF A DUDE AND WHO DON'T WE LIKE WHEN THEY'RE ANGRY?! Balls of steel right there, great big eagle-shaped freedom balls of steel.

(*Cues: Captain America: The First Avenger - Invader's Montage*)

Wiz: And to top everything off, not many Super Heroes can claim to have defeated the fearsome foursome of Crack, Weed, Ice and Ms. Fix, The literal personifications of actual Street Drugs.

Boomstick: So you're telling me he's preaching an anti-drug message, knowing that drugs are the entire reason he became awesome?!

Wiz: I guess we can add "Hypocrite" to his list of aliases. Despite being a physically perfect human, Captain America more or less has the same weaknesses as any other man, his patriotic uniform can only protect him so much from stabbing weapons.

Boomstick: And sniper bullets, God knows he gets killed pretty good by those. AHHH WEAPONS! MY ONLY WEAKNESS! HOW DID YOU.... KNOW....

(*Cues: Captain America: The First Avenger - Triumphant Return*)

Wiz: Even in the face of Death, Captain America always stands for what the United States needs.

Boomstick: AND SOMETIMES THAT'S SERVING HITLER AN AMERICAN SIZED KNUCKLE SANDWICH!

Man: Who are you supposed to be?

Captain America: I'm *pant* Captain America.

Death Battle

An alleyway is shown, and we see Captain America drop from the top of a building. The camera turns into the shadowy parts of the alley, and we see two blank eyes. These eyes belong to Batman. 

(*Cues: Batman: Arkham Origins - Assassins*)

Batman approaches the good Captain slowly, and takes a combat stance. Cap responds, and does the same.

FIGHT!

As soon as those words are shout, Captain America instantly throws his shield at Batman, which hits and ricochets, allowing Cap to sprint and grab the shield.

Cap starts pummeling Batman with punches and kicks (due to his knowledge of pressure points and his study of different martial arts), but Batman starts avoiding the attacks, and counters with a kick.

Batman throws some Batarangs, but said weapons are deflected, and Cap throws his shield again. Batman dodges it and shoots his grappling hook from his grapple gun in an attempt to pull Cap towards him. But Cap catches the grappling hook with his hand and his shield bounces of a wall hitting Batman in the back of his head.

Cap yanks the cord, and races to get his shield. As he retrieves the shield, Batman is flying towards him (Due to the grappling hook), and rams the shield into Batman's chest,knocking him into a wall.

Batman activates the shock gloves, which are useless against the shield. Cap pushes Bats back, only for Bats to spread Smoke Bombs along the floor.

Captain America: Lets finish this. Hyper...!

This is followed by the smoke screens going off, with the rim of the shield in the wall, Batman seemingly gone. Then, more smoke bombs are detonated. Cap looks around confused until a Batarang flies by his head. Cap throws his shield in the distance, and waits for a second.

Nothing happens, until he gets his shield back, covered in explosive gel. The ensuing explosion makes Captain America stumble, and become woozy. Batman leaps in, and uses his knowledge of pressure points to keep Cap at bay.

As soon as Captain America collapses, Batman grabs the Shield, and walks behind Cap.

(*Cues: Batman Begins - Train Fight*)

Before Cap can regain his senses, Batman knocks Cap into the sky, and uses his grappling hook to grab Cap by the neck. Cap is jerked down, and the hook wraps around a lamp post, breaking the Star Spangled Hero's neck instantly as he hangs above the street.

KO!

Batman throws Cap's shield at the hanging Captain America, slicing off the bottom half of his body and after that throwing a smoke pellet into the ground disappearing into the night of the city that he was fighting The First Avenger.

Results

(*Cues: Batman Arkham City - Main Theme*)

Boomstick: I pledge allegiance to the Cap, hanging miserably from the Lightpost.

Wiz: Captain America did have the endurance and power advantage, and Batman himself has admitted he COULD lose a hand-to-hand match against him, but there's a big different between COULD and WOULD. 

Boomstick: I COULD survive a fall out of an airplane, but I WOULDN'T bet on it, unless your doing it Wiz, you should totally try it, 5 bucks if you make it.

Wiz: You're an idiot Boomstick. Also the fact is, Batman is more than a boxer, his stealth and disarming skills allowed him to turn the fight in his favor.

Boomstick: Not to mention the gadgets, just because Cap could "See Faster" doesn't mean he can see hard enough to spot Bats through a solid wall of smoke.

Wiz: Batman also regularly battles and sneaks around super beings far above your average Laser Nazi. 

Boomstick: If he can ninja around SUPERMAN'S Super Hearing, there's no reason he can't do the same to Captain America.

Wiz: And of course Batman has more knowledge of Pressure Points and fighting styles, because he's mastered all of them, rather than simply being adept, helping him incapacitate and finish off the Star-Spangled Soldier. 

Boomstick: Captain America just couldn't hang in there.

Wiz: The winner is Batman. 

Trivia

  • The connection between Batman and Captain America is that they are both famous comic book superheroes who rely on their peak physical prowess and military-grade arsenal rather than traditional super-powers.
  • This is the seventh Death Battle to not be sponsored by any web ad; the first six were Eggman VS Wily, Ivy VS Orchid, Terminator VS RoboCop, Luigi VS Tails, Pokémon Battle Royale and Godzilla VS Gamera; and the last three were Tigerzord VS Gundam Epyon, Ryu VS Scorpion, and Ragna VS Sol Badguy.
  • This is the second Death Battle to feature a character who previously appeared in an episode, this time being Batman. The first was Leonardo with his reappearance in Zitz VS Leonardo.
  • This is also the fifth Death Battle episode in which a Disney-owned character and a Warner Bros.-owned character were pitted against each other, the first four being Rogue VS Wonder WomanLuke Skywalker VS Harry PotterThor VS Raiden and Batman VS Spider-Man; and the last ones being Deadpool VS Deathstroke, Iron Man VS Lex Luthor, Green Arrow VS Hawkeye, Flash VS Quicksilver, Hulk VS Doomsday, Venom VS Bane, Thor VS Wonder Woman and Batman Beyond VS Spider-Man 2099.
  • This episode is actually a reserve episode that was on file, and was chosen to be uploaded after the Godzilla VS Gamera episode, instead of the planned Tigerzord VS Gundam Epyon Death Battle, due to the recent hard drive failure. The Batman VS. Captain America Death Battle had all the research done previously and was intended as a prequel to the Batman vs. Spiderman episode.
  • This is not first time Batman and Captain America have fought. They've fought twice in crossover comics. The first was DC vs Marvel in 1996, where Batman won, but only due to popular vote. The second was JLA/Avengers in 2003, in which they compared each other's combat skills without weaponry. Batman admitted that Captain America COULD beat him, but it would take a very long time (As the video addressed, there's a difference between could and would). IGN's short lived Ultimate Fan Fights on their START channel debuted with a Batman vs Captain America fight (Their appearances based off the films in 2012) in which the viewer could choose to see who would win.
  • Batman actually did carry shark repellent in his utility belt in the episode of the Adam West show, "Surf's Up! Joker's Down!"
  • This is the second Avenger vs. Justice League fight behind Batman VS Spider-Man.
    • Ironically, they both feature Batman as the Justice League member fighting.
  • This is the first episode to be animated by Zack.
    • It's also the first episode written by Nervous Nick.
  • Fans have accused this episode as nothing more than a cheap attempt to appease Batman fans who are still upset with the result of Batman VS Spider-Man. This is not true, as this fight was actually planned before the Caped Crusader's fight against the Web-Slinger.
    • However, fans are still sceptical pointing out that if this was meant to be a prequel to Batman VS Spiderman then why was Batman said to have known every style of Martial Arts known to man, when in the Caped Crusader's bout with the Web-Slinger he was said to know only 127.
    • As well as the fact at 11:25, Batman throws gas pellets on the ground in plain sight of Captain America.
  • This episode featured in Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie, along with Ken VS Terry and Amy Rose VS Ramona Flowers.

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