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One Minute Melee
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Genre

Action, Comedy

Format

Webseries

One Minute Melee is a spin-off series created by the animators of DEATH BATTLE. As the name implies, each episode has a 60-second fight animation between two characters. The show advertises itself as having "no research" to contrast itself with Death Battle; the winner of the fight is determined by the animators.

History

While the first three episodes were originally on the Youtube channel DiMMFx, the subsequent fights have been released on ScrewAttack's website and channel, though ScrewAttack does promote DiMMFx in every episode. Eventually DiMMFx disbanded, but One Minute Melee continued into its second series with Mali De'lisser animating some 2D fights and being the primary director for the series and Torrian Crawford animating the 3D fights. After Season 2 however, One Minute Melee would move to Hyper Gauge appearing in Hyun's Dojo with Mali and most of the original crew and animators still present. Some of the animators stayed with Screwattack and would animate future Death Battles as well as a similar show Screwattack would produce, DBX (the difference being there wouldn't be a time limit and like Death Battle it would be guaranteed to end in a death).

The series was originally narrated by Takahata101 (Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, and Burn Your Fat With Me! For Girls!) in its first season (who has also provided voices for various Death Battle episodes) but has been replaced by ProfKranc (Star Fox: Event Horizon, BeyBlade Abridged, and Highschool Double Ds Abridged) along with a new intro for the show. Takahata101 went uncredited for his time as the Season 1 announcer.

The opening theme for Season 1 is Ryu's theme (Rising Dragoon) from Street Fighter EX Plus α, and the character select screen from Season 2 is from the arranged version of the select screen from Street Fighter Alpha, for Season 3 they used Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- "Sky Should Be High - Boss Theme" Remix by gvgkid and for season 4 was Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- OST Sky Should be High.

Season 1

Episode 1: Jin Saotome VS Gambit

Marvel vs Capcom veterans Jin Saotome (Capcom's Cyberbots) and Gambit (Marvel's X-Men) battle on castle grounds in this debut episode.

Date: October 3, 2014

Winner: Jin Saotome

Music Used: Section Battle Epic Neurotoxin - Used for the fight. Theme of Jin (Marvel vs Capcom) - Used for Results

Episode 2: Terry Bogard VS Burai Yamamoto

Terry Bogard (SNK's Fatal Fury) interrupts Burai Yamamoto's (Alicesoft's Big Bang Beat) nap looking for someone, leading to a street brawl in the middle of a Japanese town.

Date: October 6, 2014

Winner: Burai Yamamoto

Music used: Persona 4 OST 09 - Like a dream come true - Used before the fight Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki Alternative Saga OST - Disc 1 D.A.Y. BREAK - Used for the fight Big Bang Beat-Burai Yamamoto's Theme - Used at the results

Episode 3: Akuma VS Kenpachi Zaraki

Street Fighter VS Bleach! While taking a walk through the forest, Kenpachi Zaraki is blocked by Akuma who challenges him to a fight.

Date: October 6, 2014

Winner: Akuma

Music Used: Super Street Fighter IV - Theme of Gouken vs. Ryu - Used for the fight Super Street Fighter 4 - Theme of Akuma - Used for the results

(Note: This is the first One Minute Melee to receive a rematch. And also to have a Death Battle combatant. This is the first part of Akuma VS Kenpachi Zaraki trilogy.)

Episode 4: Captain Falcon VS Captain Commando

While playing guitar in the desert, superhero Captain Commando (Capcom) is challenged by the racer and bounty hunter Captain Falcon (Nintendo's F-Zero) to see who is the better captain.

Date: October 20, 2014

Winner: Captain Falcon

Music Used: King of the Hill theme - Played by Captain Commando before getting interrupted Super Smash Bros Medley (Nintendo Big Band)- Used for the fight Mute City (Remix)- Used for the results.

(Note: This is the first episode exclusive to Screwattack, This is also the first episode when the timer is placed on the top center, instead of the bottom left corner.)

Episode 5: Batman VS Albert Wesker

While infiltrating an Umbrella facility and taking down most of the guards, the hero Batman (DC Comics) now faces his greatest challenge in the building, Albert Wesker. (Capcom's Resident Evil)

Date: November 3, 2014

Winner: Albert Wesker

Music Used: Sunny (Condor Canyon) Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Used before the fight, Vergil Theme (UMVC3)- Used for the fight Wesker Theme (UMVC3)- Used in the results

(Note: This is the first episode to use 3D models instead of sprites. It was animated by the official Death Battle 3D animator Torrian Crawford.)

Episode 6: Kim Kaphwan VS Juri Han

King of Fighters veteran Kim Kaphwan squares off against Street Fighter antagonist Juri Han. Which Korean Tae Kwon Do fighter comes out on top?

Date: November 17, 2014

Winner: Kim Kaphwan

Music Used: Tekken 6 Soundtrack: Rustic Asia - Used for the fight King of Fighters XIII OST Tame a Bad Boy (Theme of Kim Team) - Used for the results

(Note: This is the first episode to include a female, this is also the first female-on-male fight)

Episode 7: Zero VS Meta Knight

Zero, the comrade of Mega Man X, duels Meta Knight, the rival and mentor of Kirby, in an intense sword match to the death.

Date: December 1, 2014

Winner: Zero

Music used: Fight - Tie a Link of Arcus Results - Zero Theme (UMVC3)

(Note: This is the second match to end in death).

Episode 8: Bowser VS Dr. Eggman

The two biggest villains of gaming go head to head to determine who's going to take down their enemies Mario and Sonic! Can Dr. Eggman's brains overcome Bowser muscles?

Date: December 15, 2014

Winner: Bowser

Music used: Bowser's Theme (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team) - Used before the fight, MetaZero - Big Baby Bowser (Yoshi's Island) - Used for the fight, Super Mario Bros 3 - Bowser's Theme (Metal Cover) - Used for the results.

(Note: This episode was inspired by Alvin Earthworm's Super Mario Bros Z and could be considered in a similar continuity, also this is the first episode to be watchable in 60 fps.)

Episode 9: Deadpool VS Deathstroke

Deathstroke (DC Comics) goes after his latest target, the talkative and nefarious Deadpool (Marvel Comics).

Date: January 12, 2015

Winner: Deathstroke

Music Used: Payday 2 Official Soundtrack - #19 Death Wish - Used before the fight, Lust SIN II - BlazBlue Chronophantasma - Used for the fight, Deathstroke Theme (Batman Arkham Origins) - Used for the results.

(Note: This is the first episode not animated by DIMMfx, as well as the first to have the same match-up as Death Battle, making it the first match-up that has two different scenarios of who the winner is on Screwattack.)

Episode 10: Dante VS Ragna the Bloodedge

Red coats? White Hair? Big Swords? It can't be a coincidence that Dante (Devil May Cry) faces off against Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)!

Date: February 2, 2015

Winner: Ragna

Music Used: During the Fight - Terminal - Renard (feat. Adraen), Result - Rebellion - BlazBlue Calamity Trigger

(Note: Ragna actually had his alternate color on. This fight has the most dislikes out of any One Minute Melee)

Episode 11: Mewtwo VS Frieza

Mewtwo, the genetic Pokémon takes on the extraterrestial tyrant Frieza (Dragon Ball Z).

Date: February 16, 2015

Winner: Frieza

(Note: This is the first One Minute Melee to exceed one million views on YouTube.)

Music Used: A Hero's Desperation (DBZ Budokai 2)- Used in the Intro Wild Soul (DBZ Budokai 2)- Used for the fight High and Scream (DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3) - Used for the results

Episode 12: Sakuya Izayoi VS Dio Brando

Sakuya Izayoi (Touhou Project) takes on Dio Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) in a fight that defies time!

Date: March 2, 2015

Winner: Sakuya Izayoi

(Note: This is the first episode that has the fight go over a minute, as the last second gets frozen in time).

Music Used: "Battle for Survival" - Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga 2 - Used for the fight Touhou - UI-70 Lunar Dial ~ Luna Clock - Used during Sakuya's comeback - Flowering Night - Sakuya Izayoi's Remix Theme Used in the results.

Episode 13: Dan Hibiki VS Hercule Satan

It's a battle of the wimps! Who's the best of the worst? Dan Hibiki (Street Fighter) or Hercule Satan (Dragon Ball Z)?

Date: March 23, 2015

Winner: Hercule Satan

Music Used: Cutscene 10 (Sonic Generations)- Used in the intro Trophy Rush (SSB4)- Used for the fight Mr. Satan's theme (DBZ)- Used for the results

(Note: This is the first episode in which both fighters are knocked out at the end. Despite Hercule landing the final blow, Dan's body falls on him knocking Hercule out as well. This is also the first One Minute Melee to become a Death Battle.

Episode 14: Lucario VS Renamon

Who would win in a fight between Lucario from Pokémon and Renamon from Digimon?

Date: April 6, 2015

Music Used: Cynthia's Theme - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Remix - Used before the fight started Battle! Champion - (Pokémon Diamond & Pearl) - Used for the fight Trophies (Melee) Super Smash Bros for Wii U - Used in the results

Winner: Tie

(Note: This is, officially, the first One-Minute Melee that ends with both fighters knocking each other out, and ending in a tie.)

Episode 15: Mega Man VS Samus Aran

This is no Smash Bros, whose arm cannon packs more punch? Death Battle Champion Samus Aran, or the Blue Bomber Mega Man. But this match is more than meets the eye...

Date: April 27, 2015

Winner: Mega Man

Music Used: Tension - Super Metroid - Used before the fight begins Mega Man 2 Medley (SSB4)- Used for the fight and results VS. Ridley - SSBB - Used when the SA-X comes Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior (SSBB) - Used when the real Samus shows up.

(Note: This the first One Minute Melee, where both combatant team up to defeat the real enemy. This is also the first One Minute Melee where one character isn't the actual character: SA-X was impersonating as Samus Aran.)

Episode 16: Sonic the Hedgehog VS The Flash

Who's the fastest thing alive? Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog and DC Comics Flash speed blitz each other to find out!

Date: May 11, 2015

Winner: Sonic the Hedgehog

Music Used: Sonic Lost World - Lava Mountainused before the battle, No Way Through/Shrouded Forest-Used for the majority of the fight Classic Crisis City Speed Shoes (Sonic Generations)- Used when Sonic turns Super Sonic Endless Possibilities-Used in the results

(Note: This is the third match to end in death.)

Episode 17: Catwoman VS Black Widow: Season Finale

DC vs. Marvel. DC's greatest cat burglar, and Marvel's greatest spy. Can Black Widow stop Catwoman from stealing a precious item?

Date: May 25, 2015

Winner: Catwoman

Music Used: Courtney Gears Battle Theme (Rachet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal)-Used for the fight

(Note: After the fight, Kenpachi from a previous One Minute Melee is shown flying in the background. After that, next season will start with a rematch between Akuma and Kenpachi. This is also the first female versus female One Minute Melee.)

Season 2

Episode 18: Oni VS Kenpachi

Street Fighter VS Bleach - Rematch! One Minute Melee returns with rematch between Bleach's Kenpachi and Street Fighter's Oni! After his defeat by the hands of Akuma, Kenpachi seeks a rematch, and isn't holding back! And neither is Akuma. Can Kenpachi, at full power, be able to outmatch Akuma's alternate form Oni?

Date: July 6, 2015

Winner: Oni

Music Used: Transformers: War For Cybertron OST - Iacon Destroyed - Used for the fight Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Theme of Oni - Used for the results

(Note: After the fight, Yachiru Kusajishi picks up the unconscious Kenpachi and takes him away, saying that they will keep on getting better. This is the first One Minute Melee to feature a character select screen. And also the first One Minute Melee rematch, and the second fight to receive a rematch. This is the second part of Akuma VS Kenpachi Zaraki trilogy.)

Episode 19: Lightning VS Wonder Woman

DC's Amazonian Princess Wonder Woman takes up arms against Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning.

Date: July 27, 2015

Winner: Lightning

Music Used: Moon River (Bayonetta 2)-Used for the Fight Last Hunter - Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Used in the results

Note: (This One Minute Melee features all the combatants that will appear in future One Minute Melees. This is also the second 3D One Minute Melee, and the last as well.)

Episode 20: Scorpion VS Ghost Rider

Mortal Kombat's Ninja from Hell Scorpion goes up against Marvel's Spirit of Vengeance Ghost Rider. Can Scorpion protect his soul from Ghost Rider? Or will Ghost Rider use the Penance Stare and claim his soul?

Date: August 10, 2015

Winner: Ghost Rider

Music Used: Nefasturris (Devil May Cry 2)- Used for the fight. Ghost Rider's Theme (UMVC3)- Used in the results.

Note: (The episode apparently takes place after the Ryu VS Scorpion Death Battle, featuring a cameo appearance from Street Fighter's Ken Masters, this is also the fourth match to end in death).

Episode 21: Naruto VS Luffy

Naruto Uzumaki goes up against One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy in an all out Pirate vs Ninja duel!

Date: August 24, 2015

Winner: Luffy

Music Used: Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Vol 2-17- Used for the fight. Luffy Moukou Metal Theme - Used during the results.

Episode 22: Wario VS Knuckles the Echidna

When Mario's rival Wario tries to steal the Master Emerald, it's up to the guardian Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic) to take him down!

Date: September 8, 2015

Winner: Knuckles

Music Used: Unknown from M.E. (Sonic Adventure)- Used in the opening and the results. Greenhorn Forest (Wario World) - used when Wario emerged from the bushes and flexed his muscles Crescent Moon Village (Wario Land 4) - used when Wario planned on stealing the Master Emerald Legendary Air Ride Machine (SSBB)- Used for the fight.

Episode 23: Ryu VS Jin

It's Street Fighter X Tekken, but as a full-on Melee! These two arcade rivals finally duke it out to see who's the most powerful martial artist of gaming, but both Ryu (Street Fighter) and Jin (Tekken) have yet to show what they're truly capable of...

Date: September 21, 2015

Winner: Tie

Music Used: Sparking (Tekken 5)- Used for the fight. Tekken Victory Theme (Street Fighter X Tekken)- Used for the results

(Note:This is the second One Minute Melee to end in a draw.)

Episode 24: Jotaro Kujo VS Kenshiro

After spotting the unconscious body of Dio, Kenshiro went to investigate. While that's going on, Jotaro Kujo spots Dio. Wanting to end Dio, Jotaro attempted to attack Dio but he moved and Jotaro almost hit Kenshiro. During the failed attack, Jotaro realized that Kenshiro will think that he's in leagues with Dio, since Dio attacked Kenshiro and he almost attacked Kenshiro himself. So he has no choice but to fight Kenshiro. Will Jotaro be able to surpass Kenshiro's might?

Date: October 5, 2015

Winner: Jotaro Kujo

Music Used: Nostalgic Blood of the East ~ Old World (Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night) Arrangement by xi-on (東方志奏 2nd Spell -Fullmoon-) - Used during the fight. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders OST - Stardust Crusaders - Used for the results.

(Note: This fight appears to take place after the Sakuya Izayoi vs Dio Brando fight.)

Episode 25: Vergil VS Sephiroth

The long awaited sword fight between Final Fantasy's Sephiroth and Devil May Cry's Vergil finally takes place! The One Winged Angel VS The Black Angel!

Date: October 19, 2015

Winner: Vergil

Music Used:  DMC4 - Sworn Through Swords - Used for the fight DMC4 - Let's Just See - Used for the results

(Note: After this One Minute Melee, Sephiroth declared that they will meet again. The picture that leads to the fight shows the DmC version of Vergil, even though the Vergil fighting Sephiroth is from the original Devil May Cry. Also, the official twitters of Capcom and Square Enix commented on the fight.)

Episode 26: Link VS Sora

Two heroes of the light meet in the field of battle! Donald and Goofy are unable to beat Link, so Sora is forced to step in and try to defeat the hero of Hyrule himself!

Date: November 2, 2015

Winner: Sora

Music Used: Fate of the Unknown- Kingdom Hearts II-Used for the fight, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix - Rage Awakened (Rock Remix) (Edited by Villajos) - Used for when Dark Link summons an army of Heartless, Sora's Theme- KH2.5 ReMIX- Used for the results

(Note: The ending, despite Sora winning, had Link team up with him to take on Dark Link making this the second One Minute Melee where the combatants team up to defeat the real enemy, after Samus Aran VS Mega Man. Sora's companions Goofy and Donald also made cameos).

Episode 27: Roronoa Zoro VS Rurouni Kenshin

The three sworded pirate Roronoa Zoro can't get information out of Rurouni Kenshin, so he tries his hardest to beat the knowledge out of him.

Date: November 16, 2015

Winner: Roronoa Zoro

Music Used: Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2,3, and 4 Music- Chunin Exams Finals(Rooftop)-Used for the fight One Piece Ost GomuGomu vs GoeGoe (Zoro)- Used for the results

(Note: This fight seems to take place after the Naruto vs Luffy fight. Sasuke Uchiha also appears, though only his legs are shown.)

Episode 28: B.B. Hood VS Peacock

These two crazy girls from Darkstalkers and Skullgirls, B.B. Hood and Peacock, finally get a chance to duke it out!

Date: November 30, 2015

Winner: Peacock

Music Used: Pedestrians Crossing - Used during the conversation, Tekken 6 OST: Fallen Colony (G ~Blast ver.~) - Used for the fight Moonlite Melee - Used in the results

(Note: Ms. Fortune and Big Band made a cameo before the fight. Valentine appears after the battle. The collection of season 2 episodes on the Hyper Gauge channel features an additional part not seen in the original video.)

Episode 29: Bowser Jr. VS Metal Sonic

Metal Sonic finds Bowser Jr. on a restricted area and tries to confront him, but Mecha Sonic interrupts and destroys him. Bowser Jr. races out of the area in fear of the robotic terror, but will Jr. be able to run from his mechanized doom?

Date: December 14, 2015

Winner: Mecha Sonic

Music Used: Sonic 3 Final Boss- Used for when Metal Sonic appears Sonic and Knuckles Doomsday Zone OC Remix- Used for the fight. Sonic 3 Final Boss OC Remix - Used in the results

(Note: Bowser appears at the end, possibly hinting at Bowser VS Mecha Sonic. This also seems to be a follow up to Bowser vs Eggman.)

Episode 30: Master Hand VS Polygon Man

Smash Bros. faces off against it's ultimate doppelgänge, PlayStation All-Stars! The ringmaster of the trophies, Master Hand dukes it out against the face of Playstation All-Stars, Polygon Man, for true superiority as the best crossover fighting game villain!

Date: December 28, 2015

Winner: Master Hand

Music Used: Master Hand - (Smash Wii U/3DS) Menu (Melee) ver 2 (Smash Wii U/3DS) - Used for the fight  Final Destination Ver 2. (Smash Wii U/3DS) - Used for the results

(Note: Ryu appears before the fight starts, possibly referencing his recent appearance in SSB4, though he is quickly destroyed. He is shown facing Master Hand. Only for Polygon Man to destroy him.)

Episode 31: Green Arrow VS Hawkeye

DC's emerald archer Green Arrow trades blows with the purple Avenger from Marvel, Hawkeye.

Date: January 11, 2016

Winner: Green Arrow

Music Used: .hack//G.U. Ost - Shrine - Used before the fight Shadow The Hedgehog Ost - Black Comet - Used for the fight Injustice: Gods Among Us - Green Arrow's Theme - Used for the results

(Note: Like Deadpool VS Deathstroke, this matchup already happened in Death Battle and has a different result.)

Episode 32: Little Mac VS Makunouchi Ippo: Season 2 Finale

3 rounds! 180 seconds! One victor! Punch-Out!! boxer Little Mac battles the Hajime no Ippo protagonist Makunouchi Ippo to see who is truly the champion of the ring in the second ever One Minute Melee finale!

Date: January 25, 2016 (Short version); February 25, 2016 (Full version)

Winner: Little Mac (Short version) Tie (Full version)

Music Used: Sonic Adventure DX OST: Character Select (Slap Bass Version) - Used before the fight Hearts of Fire - Used for Round 1 The Reversal - Used for Round 2 Step Up - Used for Round 3 Sonic Adventure DX Music: Casinopolis - PINBALL - Used for the credits

(Note: This is the first fight to have 3 rounds of battles. It is the first fight that was originaly shown in short format due to recent events behind the scenes involving OMM and previous investors, and didn't show the result screen. Later, it was released in full format, with different result. This is the last fight posted on ScrewAttack's YouTube page before they branched off and became Hyper Gauge, putting their fights on Hyun's Dojo. After the fight, it is shown that Season 3 will begin with Sasuke Uchiha and Ichigo Kurosaki fighting. This is also the first fight to show the full credits. And also the third fight to end in a draw, as well as the second battle of season 2 to be a draw.)

Season 3

For season 3 of One Minute Melee, the show left ScrewAttack due to a falling out between Mali and the site. One Minute Melee afterwards, was moved to the YouTube channel, Hyun's Dojo.

Episode 33: Ichigo VS Sasuke

One Minute Melee makes its triumphant return with the battle between the two swordsmen from anime! Sasuke goes out to retrieve Naruto, but Ichigo confronts him.

Date: March 5, 2016

Winner: Ichigo

Music Used: Bloodlines - Used for the fight

(Note: This fight seems to take place after Naruto VS Luffy & Roronoa Zoro vs. Rurouni Kenshin. This is the second time when the winner was knocked unconscious after the fight, with Dan vs. Hercule being the first.)

Episode 34: Heihachi VS Geese

Tekken vs. King of Fighters! Namco VS SNK! While meditating, Geese is approached by none other than Heihachi, the infamous King of Iron Fist. Which fighting tournament host will come out on top?

Date: March 19, 2016

Winner: Heihachi

Music Used: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 OST: What you will see (Fallen Garden) - Used for the fight [東方 Demetori - Suwa Foughten Field - Used for the results

(Note: Kuma appeared near the end of the fight to assist Heihachi in defeating Geese in a cross-art style attack from Street Fighter X Tekken. After the fight, Geese was tied to a rocket and sent into space, which is a reference to Heihachi's ending in Tekken 5. This is one of 4 fights where one character speaks Japanese and the other speaks English, the other three being Akuma vs. Kenpachi Zaraki, and its sequels Oni vs. Kenpachi and Oni vs. Kenpachi Round 3.)

Bonus Episode: Goku VS Sonic the Hedgehog

While training, Goku felt starvation. Just as he was about to eat a ham, Sonic the Hedgehog flew over and took the ham from his hand, which prompts the Saiyan warrior to fight. Can Goku get his ham back and quench his hunger?

Date: April 1, 2016

Winner: Saitama

Music Used: Dragon Ball Z Budokai OST: Challengers - Used for the fight

(Note: This is the second fight to be considered a joke battle. Several other characters, including Godzilla, Kirby, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Saitama are shown fighting Goku. Stormtroopers also made a cameo appearance. After the fight, Saitama was hit by Superman's heat vision, indicating that the two would fight. This episode was a reference to April Fools' Day, this is also the fifth match to end in death.)

Episode 35: Natsu VS Ace

Natsu appears after witnessing Portgas D. Ace easily defeating a large group with little effort. Originally there to collect the bounty on Ace's head, now he just wants to prove that he's the true Fire Magic Dragon Slayer.

Date: April 9, 2016

Winner: Ace

Music Used: 彩音 ~xi-on~ - 霊知の太陽信仰 ~ Nuclear Fusion - Used for the fight

(Note: A possible foreshadowing of a future combatant is seen at the end, which is Trunks from Dragon Ball Z. This is also another One Minute Melee where the same matchup becomes a future Death Battle.)

Episode 36: Captain America VS Guile

American heroes Captain America (Marvel Comics) and Guile (Street Fighter) challenge each other to a sparring match prior to a mission where they take on Shadaloo.

Date: April 23, 2016

Winner: Captain America

Music Used: 'Murica - Used for the fight Marvel vs Capcom 3 - Theme of Captain America - Used for the results

(Note: This is the first One Minute Melee where the combatants are fighting each other as respected opponents rather than bitter enemies. This is also the first time a combatant tried to save his opponent from meeting his demise during the fight (Guile tried to save Captain America from falling off the Helicarrier.)

Episode 37: Asuna VS Orie

Sword Art Online's Asuna faces off against Under Night In-Birth's Orie in a one-on-one rapier duel. Who will emerge victorious?

Date: May 14, 2016

Winner: Orie

Music Used: Hall of Heroes - Used for the fight Under Night In-Birth OST: Purity & Strictly(Orie's Theme) - Used for the results

Episode 38: Bowser VS Mecha Sonic

After witnessing his son getting defeated by Mecha Sonic, Bowser seeks revenge. Is Bowser truly the king of all baddies, or is he just another toy to be destroyed by the robotic terror?

Date: May 21, 2016

Winner: Bowser

Music Used: The Greater of Two Evils - Used for the fight. Bowser's Theme (Mario Strikers Charged) - used when Bowser does his victory speech. World Bowser 8 Bit - Super Mario 3D World - Used for the results

(Note: This One Minute Melee takes place immediately after the Bowser Jr. vs. Metal Sonic OMM. This is also the first time when previous combatant appear to fight another opponent. Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach all make cameos at the end of the fight. Sonic the Hedgehog and Yoshi also cameo here, however they are turned to stone due to Basilisx in Super Mario Bros. Z.)

Episode 39: Kirby VS Pac-Man

Nintendo's Pink Devourer Kirby faces off against Namco's Yellow Devourer Pac-Man. Who will emerge victorious in this fight of epic proportion?

Date: June 4, 2016

Winner: Kirby

Music Used: Boss Medley (Kirby) - Super Smash Brothers Wii U - Used for the fight Green Greens (Melee) - Super Smash Brothers Wii U - Used for the results

Episode 40: Trunks VS Silver

DBZ vs. Sega! Silver appears from the future to save Shadow the Hedgehog from Vegeta. At the same time, Trunks arrives to stop Silver in his tracks, believing that he is one of the androids. Which hero will live to save the future?

Date: June 18, 2016

Winner: Trunks

Music Used: Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) - Kingdom Valley ~ Wind ~ The Castle ~ Lakeside ~ Water ~ - Used before the fight Save The Future - Used for the fight Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3: After the Fire - Used for the results

(Note: This One Minute Melee references the Vegeta VS Shadow Death Battle. Cell also makes a cameo at the end of the match. DBX also did this match-up, which ended with the same result.)

Episode 41: Cell VS Meruem

DBZ vs. Hunter x Hunter! After humiliating most of the Z Fighters members, Cell encounters a new challenger; Meruem. Will Cell be devoured by Meruem, or is he truly unopposed?

Date: July 2, 2016

Winner: Meruem

Music Used: Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 OST - Evil Power - Used before the fight Eat You Alive - Used for the fight J-Stars Victory VS OST Bravely and Resolutely - Used for the results

(Note: Krillin, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Trunks appeared before the fight. Goku and King Kai made a cameo after the fight.)

Episode 42: Yu Narukami VS Polnareff

Just as Jean Pierre Polnareff was about to kill Jotaro Kujo, Yu Narukami intercepted and stepped in. Will Yu stand victorious, or will he be sliced to pieces?

Date: July 16, 2016

Winner: Yu Narukami

Music Used: Stand Up For Truth! - Used for the fight Persona 3 - Unavoidable Battle - Used for the results

(Note: This fight appears to take place after the Jotaro Kujo vs Kenshiro fight.)

Episode 43: Saitama VS Superman: Season 3 Finale

Season 3 of One Minute Melee closes on the battle between the two godly figures of anime and comics: Hero VS Hero! God VS God! It's the battle everyone has been dying to see, finally brought to life in Teh Melee to end them all! After killing Goku, Saitama is confronted by Superman. Can the One Punch Man triumph again, or is the Man of Steel too strong for Saitama to handle?

Date: August 6, 2016

Winner: Tie

Music Used: Finally, A Worthy Opponent No Limit Fallacy - Used for the fight Birocratic - Hurry - Used for the credits

(Note: This fight takes place immediately after Goku vs. Sonic fight. Black Widow made a cameo appearance at the end of the fight. After the credits, it is shown that Season 4 will begin with another and final rematch between Akuma and Kenpachi. This is the second One Minute Melee to go over one minute, the first being Sakuya Izayoi vs. Dio Brando, but the first to not have the timer.)

Season 4

Episode 44: Oni VS Kenpachi Round 3

Street Fighter VS Bleach - Conclusion! After 2 seasons of waiting, Kenpachi has come back with a vengeance, and is going all out against Oni! Can the Soul Reaper finally triumph, or will the Raging Demon strike the finishing blow in the long awaited finale of the longest-standing debate of One Minute Melee?

Date: September 17, 2016

Winner: Oni

Music Used: OMM OST - The Demon Spirit - Used for the fight ASURA´S WRATH THE LOST EPISODES OST: Oni Theme (Destroyer of Heaven) - Used for the results

(Note: Luffy, Zoro, and Ichigo are shown before the fight, trying to find a way out of the forest. Yachiru Kusajishi also appears along with Kenpachi. After the fight, they remain trapped in the forest. This is the second One Minute Melee rematch, and the sixth match to end in death. This is the third and final part of Akuma VS Kenpachi Zaraki trilogy.)

Episode 45: Hulk VS Broly

Marvel vs. DBZ! After Hulk crash landed on Namek, he comes in contact with the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. The very moment the two set their sight on each other, the two rage-filled behemoths clash.

Date: October 1, 2016

Winner: Broly

Music Used: OMM OST - Get Smashed - Used for the fight Overklock - DBZ Remix - Broly's Rage - Used for the results

(Note: Nail makes a cameo before the fight. This fight takes place after Goku vs. Sonic fight.)

Episode 46: Rock Lee VS Sanji

Naruto VS One Piece! When Rock Lee tries to find Sasuke, he encounters Sanji and confronts him.

Date: October 15, 2016

Winner: Rock Lee

Music Used: Lady Killer - Used for the fight Naruto Shippuden Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 Shirato Street Theme - Used for the results

(Note: This battle takes place as Ichigo VS Sasuke takes place.)

​Episode 47: Paul VS Ken

Tekken VS Street Fighter! It's the battle between two of fighting game's most iconic American blondies. While Paul Phoenix is preparing for the tournament, he confronts another fire-fisted fighter, Ken Masters.

Date: October 29, 2016

Winner: Ken Masters

Music Used: Martial Art - Used for the fight Street Fighter 5 - Ken's Theme - Used for the results

(Note: This is the second One Minute Melee where the combatants are fighting each other as respected opponents rather than bitter enemies, with the first being Captain America vs. Guile.)

Episode 48: Joseph Joestar VS Edward Elric

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure VS Fullmetal Alchemist! While looking for philosopher's stone, Edward Elric bumps into Joseph Joestar, who is carrying the stone. Edward immediately challenges him to a fight in order to retrieve philosopher's stone.

Date: November 12, 2016

Winner: Joseph Joestar

Music Used: JJBA Part 3 - Stardust Crusaders (Simpsonill Remix) - Used for the fight JJBA: All Star Battle OST - New York's JoJo (Joseph's Theme)

Episode 49: Batman VS Iron Man

DC VS Marvel! While sitting in his room, Tony Stark learns from Jarvis that there's been a local power outage, and that intruder is in his building who reveals himself to be Batman. Seeing that Batman won't leave, Tony Stark suits up in Iron Man's armor and prepares for the fight.

Date: December 3, 2016

Winner: Batman

Music Used: What money can't buy - Used for the fight Morningstar - 'Rise' - Batman Dubstep The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack - Used for the results

(Note: This is the second time when previous combatants appear to fight another opponent. This is the first time when returning combatant who lost in the previous fight won in the second fight.)

Bonus Episode: Shadow VS Vegeta

Sega VS DBZ! After causing Doctor Eggman to escape, the egotistical Vegeta takes on the edgy Shadow the Hedgehog!

Date: December 7, 2016

Winner: Vegeta

Music Used: Clashing Egos - Used for the fight HalusaTwin - DBZ: SSJ Vegeta Theme (Berserker Mix) - Used for the results

(Note: This takes place during the Trunks VS Silver episode. This is the third matchup after Deadpool VS Deathstroke and Green Arrow VS Hawkeye that Death Battle did before One Minute Melee, even with Nick Landis reprising his role as Vegeta. However unlike the first two battles, Screwattack's Vegeta matchup was years before this one.)

Episode 50: Fei Long VS Liu Kang

Street Fighter VS Mortal Kombat! While fighting Liu Kang, Shang Tsung morphs into another Bruce lee homage, Fei Long. Can the new transformation give Shang Tsung the victory, or will Liu Kang prevail?

Date: December 17, 2016

Winner: Liu Kang

Music Used: Kung Pao - Used for the fight Mortal Kombat Liu Kang's Theme - Used for the results

(Note: Despite the title, Fei Long isn't actually in this fight. It's Shang Tsung morphed into Fei Long. This makes it the only One Minute Melee where the two fighters are from the same franchise.)

Episode 51: Waddle Dee VS Goomba

Kirby VS Mario! Bowser is taking a vacation, and is leaving his son, Bowser Jr. in charge. One of the Goombas spots an army of Waddle Dees, and tells Kamek and Bowser Jr. that they are being invaded. Bowser Jr. orders them to prepare for battle. Which side will be victorious?

Date: December 31st, 2016

Winner: Tie

Music Used: Super Mario 64 Music- Bowser's Theme - Used when Bowser is packing stuff Castle Theme - New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Used when Goomba spots Waddle Dees Opera House Basement - Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves - Used when Goomba informs Kamek and Bowser Jr. about invasion Little Big Boys - Used for the fight Rival Schools-Gym 1 of Gorin High School - Used for the results

(Note: Kamek, Bowser, and Bowser Jr. appear before the fight. Bowser is shown taking a vacation and leaves his son in charge. After the fight, he is shown playing tennis with King Dedede, and at the end, it is indicated that the two will fight. This is also the first One Minute Melee where two armies are fighting each other as oppose to a One-on-One match.)

Episode 52: Piccolo VS Martian Manhunter

DBZ VS DC! After his fight against Cell, The Namekian Piccolo flies around and finds the calm J'onn J'onnz meditating. Seeing him as a threat, Piccolo is determined to take him down.

Date: January 21st, 2017

Winner: Martian Manhunter

Music Used: Space Green - Used for the fight

(Note: This fight takes place after Cell VS Meruem and Saitama VS Superman. Kami, Nail, and Superman made a cameo appearance before and after the fight.)

Episode 53: Snake VS Chris Redfield

Metal Gear VS Resident Evil! While investigating in the forest, Chris Redfield finds his target, Snake. Who will emerge victorious?

Date: February 4th, 2017

Winner: Snake

Music Used: Solid Resident - Used for the fight Theme of Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid Integral version) - Used for the results

Episode 54: Ibuki VS Valentine

Street Fighter VS Skullgirls! While Valentine was attempting to ambush and capture both Peacock and presumably a knockout Big Bang, Ibuki managed to step in and confronted the doctor.

Date: February 18, 2017

Winner: Ibuki

Music Used: Ninja Needles - Used for the fight Ibuki Stage - Twilight - Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike OST (HQ) - Used for the results

(Note: Both Big Band and Peacock makes a cameo before the battle. After the fight, Painwheel makes a cameo after the battle, indicating that she will appear in a future One Minute Melee.)

Episode 55: Sasori VS Alice Margatroid

Naruto VS Touhou! After witnessing Sasori and Deidara defeating Neji, Alice decides to step in and fight the two. However, Sasori decided to fight the young puppeteer alone.

Date: March 4th, 2017

Winner: Sasori

Music Used: Puppet Breaker - Used for the fight Sasori's Theme (Yagura Remix) - Used for the epilogue of the fight and the results

(Note: Deidara and Neji made a cameo appearance before the fight.)

Episode 56: Raiden VS Genos

Metal Gear VS One Punch Man! While examining the destruction of an entire city, the Cyborg Ninja Raiden came across the Cyborg Hero Genos, who's been investigating on who Sensei was fighting. Believing that Genos is the one responsible for the destruction of the entire city, Raiden decided to make him pay with his life.

Date: March 18th, 2017

Winner: Raiden

Music Used: The Hot Wind Blowing [Instrumental] - Used for the first half of the battle, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Hot Wind Blowing (Feat. Ferry Corsten) - Used for the second half, Metal Gear Rising OST: Senator Armstrong Vs. Raiden Theme Music - Used for the results

(Note: This fight takes place some time after the Saitama VS Superman OMM. Boris Vyacheslavovich Popov makes a cameo before the fight. This fight was coincidentally released the same weekend as the Genji vs Raiden DBX. This was also Zack's final animation before he left Hyper Gauge.)

Episode 57: Painwheel VS Decapre

Skullgirls vs. Street Fighter! While testing Decapre's abilities, Doctor Bosconovitch decided to give her one final test; subdue and tame Painwheel.

Date: April 1st, 2017

Winner: Painwheel

Music Used: I'm My Own Master Now Remix Cover by Ray Casarez - Used for the fight Skullgirls Opening - Used for the results

(Note: This fight seems to take place during the Ibuki VS Valentine fight. The Dolls make a cameo before this fight. Instead of the usual announcer announcing the beginning the fight, Dr. Bosconovitch announces the beginning of the fight.)

Episode 58: M. Bison VS God Rugal

Street Fighter VS SNK! After failing M. Bison's orders into creating a powerful weapon out of Akuma, Bison decided to have Dr. Bosconovitch executed. In a desperate attempt to save his life Dr. Bosconovitch unleashed God Rugal upon the leader of Shadaloo.

Date: April 15th, 2017

Winner:  M. Bison

Music Used: Dark Aura - used for the fight Street Fighter 5: M.Bison's Theme - Used for the results

(Note: This place takes place sometime after the Painwheel VS Decapre fight. Seth makes a cameo during the fight. It was also revealed that Akuma was captured by Shadaloo, revealing that this fight takes place sometime after the Oni VS Kenpachi Round 3 fight. Akuma was also cybernetically enhanced by Shadaloo scientists, becoming Cyber-Akuma. This is also indicating that he may appear in a future fight. During the fight, Mewtwo and Zero can be seen in one of the testing tubes as a cameo.)

‎Episode 59: Gon Freecss VS Izuku Midoriya: Season 4 Finale

Hunter X Hunter VS My Hero Academia! As he watches Midoriya knock opponents out of the ring with ease, Gon grows uneasy. A chance encounter with the insane clown, Hisoka, later and Midoriya is forced to choose his method of dispatching his next contender, Gon Freecss!

Date: May 26th, 2017

Winner: Gon Freecss

Music Used: Even Fields - used during Midoriya's first encounter with hisoka, Drawing Lines- used for Round 1, Decision Maker - used when Gon tells Hisoka to leave, Press to Continue - used for Round 2, Closure Point - used for Round 3

Season 5

Episode 60: Gohan VS Superboy

DBZ VS DC Comics!

Date: TBD

Winner: TBD

Music Used: TBA

Scrapped Episodes

These are One Minute Melees that were scrapped for one reason or another.

Scrapped Episode: Ben vs. Craig

After angering the fanboys on the internet, Ben Singer takes on his boss, Craig Skistimas.

(Note: This was a scrapped episode that had most of the fight posted on Mali's channel. It was scrapped because Ben and Craig considered it too harsh to people who didn't like Goku VS Superman.)

Animators

The series was founded by Mali De'lisser while Mali was still working with DimmFX. Mali Allowed DiMMFX to upload the first few episodes to the channel and have the company intro appear before every episode until the DiMMFX team disbanded. Mali is the creator & director of One Minute Melee and gets several of animators in the community to contribute to episodes. Here are the current ones (cited by Youtube and Mali's tumblr).

Hyper Gauge

Mali De'lisser (Creator and Director)- Jin Saotome vs. Gambit, Terry vs. Burai, Captain Falcon vs. Captain Commando, Ben vs. Craig, Roronoa Zoro vs. Rurouni Kenshin, Bowser Jr. vs. Metal Sonic, Trunks vs. Silver, Batman vs. Iron Man, Piccolo vs. Martian Manhunter, Gon vs. Izuku

CrazyChrisTyler- Kim vs. Juri, Dan vs. Hercule, Samus vs. Mega Man, Catwoman vs. Black Widow, Ryu vs. Jin, Master Hand vs. Polygon Man, Little Mac vs. Makunouchi Ippo, Ichigo vs. Sasuke, Heihachi vs. Geese, Goku vs. Sonic?, Captain America vs. Guile, Hulk vs. Broly, Joseph Joestar vs. Edward Elric, Snake vs. Chris Redfield, Painwheel vs. Decapre

TheAnimouth- Wario vs. Knuckles, Vergil vs. Sephiroth, Kirby vs. Pac-Man, Paul vs. Ken, Fei Long vs. Liu Kang

Warrenbark- Natsu vs. Ace, Polnareff vs. Yu Narukami

Andre Duval II “Maniac”-Sasori vs. Alice Margatroid

TheWind- Ibuki vs. Valentine

LK Sixty Four- M. Bison vs. God Rugal

Former One Minute Melee Animators

Torrian Crawford- Batman vs. Wesker, Lightning vs. Wonder Woman

xcareloadedx- Lucario vs. Renamon, Link vs. Sora

asasinsonic- Deadpool vs. Deathstroke

stroll-around-the-world- Dante vs. Ragna the Bloodedge

SJT15- Frieza vs. Mewtwo

Donald "Donimation" Gagnon- Sonic vs. Flash, Scorpion vs. Ghost Rider, Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye

KillerVash65- Zero vs. Meta Knight

AquilaHarukaze- Sakuya vs. Dio, Naruto vs. Luffy, Jotaro vs. Kenshiro, Asuna vs. Orie, Rock Lee vs. Sanji

xxZackAttack27xX (Zack)- Akuma vs. Kenpachi Zaraki, Bowser vs. Eggman, Oni vs. Kenpachi, BB Hood vs. Peacock, Bowser vs. Mecha Sonic, Cell vs. Meruem, Saitama vs. Superman, Oni vs. Kenpachi Round 3, Shadow vs. Vegeta, Waddle Dee vs. Goomba, Raiden vs. Genos

Composers

Little Mac vs. Makunouchi Ippo was the first episode to feature an original composition for the fight done by Brandon Yates (who composed the songs for other Death Battles like Goku VS Superman 2 and Wolverine VS Raiden). In Season 3, Yates went on to compose for almost every battle of the season and the first half of Season 4.

Ray Casarez was hired in Season 4 and has been the main composer ever since. Yates has confirmed that he's no longer composing for Hyper Gauge in his video for the song featured in Power Rangers VS Voltron.

Brandon Yates- Little Mac vs. Makunouchi Ippo, Ichigo vs. Sasuke, Captain America vs. Guile, Asuna vs. Orie, Bowser vs. Mecha Sonic, Trunks vs. Silver, Cell vs. Meruem, Saitama vs. Superman, Oni vs. Kenpachi Round 3, Hulk vs. Broly, Rock Lee vs. Sanji, Paul vs. Ken, Batman vs. Iron Man, Fei Long vs. Liu Kang

Mason Lieberman- Polnareff vs. Yu Narukami

Ray Casarez- Shadow vs. Vegeta, Waddle Dee vs. Goomba, Piccolo vs. Martian Manhunter, Snake vs Chris Redfield, Ibuki vs. Valentine, Sasori vs. Alice Margatroid, Painwheel vs. Decapre

Voice Actors

Season 1

Announcer - Takahata101

Season 2

Announcer - ProfKranc

Doc, Geni - StephanosRex

Season 3

Advertiser, Trunks, Superman - ProfKranc

Season 4

Roronoa Zoro, Joseph Joestar, Iron Man, Shadow the Hedgehog, Raiden, M. Bison - ProfKranc

Kenpachi Zaraki, Jarvis - CDawgVA

Monkey D. Luffy, Gon Freecs - JoeyKat

Ichigo Kurosaki, Killua - InThirteen

Rock Lee, Sasuke - Kolty

Sanji Vinsmoke - ViewtifulValentine

Paul Phoenix - Bruce Buckely

Ken Masters, Izuku Midoriya - StarFishVA

Edward Elric - SoggyTunaVA

Batman (Bruce Wayne), Martian Manhunter, All-Might - Jesse Gold

Vegeta, Piccolo - Lanipator

Trunks - KaiserNeko

Dr. Eggman - DeimosFoxx1

Nail - hbi2k

Kami - J.M. Gotay

Genos - Ace0fClubs0001

Doctor Bosconovitch - Wolvenreign / Thomas Roehrman

Hisoka - Pay_O

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