Dig Dug is an expert excavator and executioner. He consistently traverses the underground to slay dragons. His real name is Taizo Hori, which literally means "I want to dig". He is also the father of the more recent phenomenon, Mr. Driller.
Dig Dug among with his opponent are also the tenth and eleventh characters to appear on Death Battle who first came to being within the 1980s era. In his case being 1982 due to the fact the Dig Dug game first came out for the Arcades.