This article is about the original version of Death Battle's 13th episode. You may be looking for the reexamined version of Mario VS Sonic from 2018.
|Mario VS Sonic (2011)|
|Air date||June 13th, 2011|
|Written by||Ben Singer|
|Animated by||Ben Singer|
|Episode link|| Rooster Teeth |
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Episode 13 - Nintendo VS Sega! After over two decades, this fierce rivalry finally comes to a head in a brutal duel to the death! Can Mario do what Sonic don't?
Episode 13 - Nintendo VS Sega! After over two decades, this fierce rivalry finally comes to a head in a brutal duel to the death! Will Mario's raw strength and power up arsenal trump Sonic's lightning speed and buzz-saw spines? Who will win? Who will die?
(*Cues: Invader - Jim Johnston*)
Wiz: Their rivalry is legendary and their fame unmatched. After battling for over two decades, this epic duel will finally meet a decisive end.
Boomstick: I've been waiting for this forever!
Wiz: Mario, the whimsical Italian plumber.
Boomstick: And Sonic, the hyperactive hedgehog.
Wiz: I'm Wizard and he's Boomstick, and it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.
(*Cues: Buoy Base Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy*)
Boomstick: When you've got an army of dinosaurs serving you before you can even speak, you know you're gonna do great things.
Wiz: He is well known for his incredible athleticism and unmatched jumping ability.
Boomstick: Who says white guys can't jump?
Wiz: Plus, he's a powerhouse, with the strength to lift heavy objects and crush enormous castles. He also uses his bare fists to smash solid brick.
Boomstick: With his jumping skills and weight, he can pound and crush his foes into oblivion, and if he needs some extra firepower, well, he's got his entire arsenal of power-ups!
Wiz: His first power-up is the Fire Flower. With it, Mario obtains pyrokinetic abilities.
Boomstick: Really? I always thought the flower was just really spicy.
Wiz: He can create and manipulate fire to produce a variety of devastating attacks.
Boomstick: He's also got this Frog Suit thingy. While wearing it, Mario can jump even higher, swim even faster, and breathe underwater. The only problem is no one's really gonna take him seriously wearing that thing. Ha ha! Ah, look at him!
Wiz: Several different power-ups have granted Mario flight before, but none as well as the Cape Feather. With it, Mario can fly for an unprecidented amount of time.
Boomstick: The Metal Cap turns Mario's entire body into indestructible living steel. But while Metal Mario's extremely heavy, his strength and speed are boosted, giving him ten times more power and just as much agility as before.
Wiz: The Starman envelops Mario into a blinding aura of compressed energy, granting increased speed and complete invulnerability for a short time. Touching a normal enemy in this state will instantly kill the foe. And while it's not technically a power-up, Mario has a Hammer that can crush almost ANYTHING.
Boomstick: It seems like Mario's always popping 'shrooms to get more power. And with the Mega Mushroom, he gets GINORMOUS, mowin' down people, plants, environment, hell, everything!
Wiz: Mario has battled a larger variety of enemies than any other video game hero. Whether a foe is large or small, scary or goofy, dumb or deadly, nothing has ever proved too much for him.
Wiz: He is fairly impulsive and not much of a strategist, preferring to quickly fight his way through problems before thinking things through.
Boomstick: But that doesn't matter, Italy's greatest hero can power through anything!
Mario: "It's-a me, Mario!"
Wiz: Sonic the Hedgehog is the fastest thing alive, and a freedom fighter battling to save the world from the tyrannical Dr. Ivo Eggman Robotnik.
Boomstick: He's not so bad for a tree-hugging hippie.
Wiz: Sonic's most notable ability is his speed. He can easily break the sound barrier in mere seconds. While his top speed is unknown, he has clocked in an average of 765 mph.
Boomstick: Holy crap! This guy must blow through shoes.
Wiz: He can further increase his speed with his trademark figure 8 technique.
Boomstick: But he's not just fast on his feet. He can curl up into a spiky ball and rip through his opponents with the Spin Attack.
Wiz: His Homing Attack rockets toward an opponent and can hit multiple times.
Boomstick: And with his Spin Dash, he can reach top speeds almost instantly. How does this guy not vomit?
(*Cues: Sonic 3 - Final Boss Theme (Orchestral)*)
Wiz: During his adventures, he has used a variety of different shields to improve his abilities. Each shield can deflect minor projectiles and have environmental advantages, though they will disintegrate after blocking a deadly blow.
Boomstick: The Fire Shield can absorb, well, fire and heat, though it can't survive underwater. No shit. But with it, Sonic can use a fiery dash attack.
Wiz: The Lightning Shield can't survive in aquatic environments either, but it gives Sonic a mid-air jump for further aerial control.
Boomstick: And with the Bubble Shield, he can breathe underwater and control his jumps with a powerful bounce. Why do we keep mentioning water, you may ask? 'Cause he can't freakin' swim!
Wiz: Sonic's ultimate power-up, however, isn't a shield at all. After absorbing thousands of Power Rings during his adventures, Sonic has become an embodiment of chaos.
Boomstick: Super Sonic can fly, breathe underwater, and is completely invulnerable.
Wiz: Not to mention his speed is increased a thousand fold.
Boomstick: But as with most things that are unbelievably powerful, it has a time limit. Without a steady supply of power rings, it can't even last a full minute.
Wiz: And when the form finally subsides, Sonic returns to normal at peak physical form, regardless of his condition prior to the transformation.
Boomstick: While Sonic's always risking his life saving the world from all kinds of dangerous robots and demigods, he's kind of a dick.
Wiz: Sonic is cocky, arrogant and addicted to action. He gets cranky and unstable when he's cooped up for too long.
Boomstick: And if you ignore him, hah, he'll straight up leave you!
Wiz: But despite his rough personality, he'll do whatever it takes to save the day.
Sonic: Ooh, I'd like to hang, but I've gotta juice!
Sonic runs away from the enemy.
(*Cues: Airship Theme - Super Mario Galaxy*)
Sonic is calmly sitting in a field when Mario emerges from a pipe. As Sonic leaps back, Mario jumps down in front of him.
Sonic: All right, chubby. Let's settle this!
Mario: Let's-a go!
Sonic attacks Mario with fast combos and sends him onto the pipe he emerged from. Mario produces a Fire Flower and becomes Fire Mario. Sonic dodges the fireballs that Mario throws at him but gets hit by Mario's fire slide.
Mario hits Sonic a few times, then grabs him and spins around in a circle while holding him.
Mario: Here we go!
Mario throws Sonic against the pipe. Mario then uses his cape to throw Sonic upwards, allowing him to knock Sonic to the floor, spin him around in a lariat of fire, and throw him backwards. Mario then releases a massive storm of flame, the Mario Finale, but Sonic is unscathed by his Flame Shield. Sonic used his flame dash attack to hit Mario six times. Mario counters Sonic's dash with his hammer.
A short montage of the fight begins. Sonic throws a punch and Mario dodges it, but Sonic then hits Mario with his Homing Attack in the air. Mario then uses his Super Jump Punch at Sonic, and afterward Sonic is standing impatiently next to Tanooki Mario's statue form.
After the montage, Sonic is running as Cape Mario flies after him. Sonic activates his Thunder Shield and dashes over to a volcano with a sad face. Both the hedgehog and the plumber end up inside the volcano, staring at each other on opposite sides. A Bob-omb is caught between them. Alarmed, the Bob-omb informs several other Bob-ombs that their home is being apparently invaded by intruders.
Mario: Mama mia!
The Bob-ombs exploded, sending Mario and Sonic flying. Sonic lands in a lake but activates his Bubble Shield to keep him breathing. However, Frog Mario ground pounds him, deactivating his shield. Sonic tries to jump out of the water, but no avail.
As soon the song plays, knowing he couldn't stay down any longer due to lack of swimming, Sonic tries to run out of the water before he drowns, but his efforts are futile. Frog Mario swims up into the surface, until...
Sonic: Now I'll show you!
(*Cues: Sonic The Hedgehog - Final Boss (Bak.R)*)
Super Sonic hits Frog Mario and emerges from the lake.
Super Sonic: How's that plumber?
Mario: (*gets his Metal Cap out*) Woohoo!
Mario slaps on his Metal Cap, becoming Metal Mario.
(*Cues: Metal Mario Theme - Super Mario 64*)
Super Sonic tries to attack him, but Metal Mario grabs him and throws him aside. Super Sonic tries a few more attacks but to no avail. After Metal Mario sidekicks Super Sonic away, he produces a Power Star.
(*Cues: Starman Theme - Super Mario Galaxy*)
Using the combined powers of the Metal Cap and the Power Star, he attacks Sonic with the Mario Tornado, only for the power to suddenly wear off.
Super Sonic: So you're tougher than I thought, huh? Now it's time for me to finish... this...
Mario produces a Mega Mushroom and becomes Mega Mario.
Super Sonic: Whoa...
(*Cues: Sonic 3 - Final Boss Theme (Orchestral)*)
Super Sonic continuously attacks Mega Mario, but his attacks do very little. Instead, Mega Mario punches Super Sonic away and the power of the Chaos Emeralds wears off, causing Super Sonic to return to peak physical bluish form.
Sonic falls to the floor. His only option is to run as Mega Mario gives chase after he uses the Figure 8 technique.
Sonic: You're too slow!
Sonic outruns Mega Mario, who returns to normal size, albeit a bit dizzy.
After Mario was worn out, Sonic then returns back to the red capped plumber.
Sonic: Now's my chance!
Sonic knocks Mario back and forward with the Spin Attack, while mid-air, Sonic then Axel Kicks Mario to the ground and Spin Dashes the back of the downed plumber. The blue speedy hedgehog then jumps off of the bloodied red capped plumber.
(*Cues: Greenhill Zone - (Videogame Orchestra)*)
Boomstick: Now that's what I call a Death Battle!
Wiz: Their power-ups seemed evenly matched, countering blow for blow.
Boomstick: Mario was even capable of countering the unstoppable Super Sonic!
Wiz: But with their arsenals exhausted, Mario was no match for Sonic's natural speed. Even if they had used their lesser known power-ups like the Ice Flower or Super Emeralds, there's no reason to say the result would be any different.
Boomstick: Looks like Mario just couldn't keep up.
Wiz: The winner is Sonic the Hedgehog.
- The connection between Mario and Sonic is that they are among the most popular video game characters in existence, and had a rivalry going on in the gaming industry ever since the 1990's.
- This is the first Mario VS Sonic themed episode, with the next three being Luigi VS Tails, Donkey Kong VS Knuckles and Mario VS Sonic (2018).
- This is also the first episode in which the Sonic character wins, the next being Luigi VS Tails.
- This is the eighth episode to be both a Death Battle and One Minute Melee, after Deadpool VS Deathstroke, Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki, Green Arrow VS Hawkeye, Vegeta VS Shadow, Natsu VS Ace, Lucario VS Renamon and Luigi VS Tails, and with the next five being Sephiroth VS Vergil, Jotaro VS Kenshiro, Ryu VS Jin, Link VS Cloud and Mario VS Sonic (2018).
- This was the second Death Battle to have power-ups, after Bomberman VS Dig Dug, and the next two being Master Chief VS Doomguy and Luigi VS Tails.
- This is also the first Super Smash Bros. themed episode, with the next four being Zelda VS Peach, Link VS Cloud, Bowser VS Ganon and Mario VS Sonic (2018).
- In Sonic's background, unknown is mispelled as unkown.
- This is the third episode to be redone later in the series, after Boba Fett VS Samus Aran and Goku VS Superman.
- Watchmojo.com listed this episode as #9 on their "Top 10 Screw Attack: Death Battle Episodes" list.