Death Battle Combatant
TJCombo CharBio
The Hard-Hitting Champ
TJ Combo
Origin Killer Instinct
Company Microsoft
Appearance(s) Balrog VS TJ Combo
Think you got what it takes to beat the Champ? Come on!
~ TJ Combo

TJ Combo is a character from the Killer Instinct series. He appeared in the 81st episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Balrog VS TJ Combo, where he fought Balrog from the Street Fighter series. He was voiced by Gabriel Kunda.


Tyler-Johnson Garret worked his way up from a shabby backstreet gym to the heavyweight champion of the world for several years. However, he lost his title and all his fame, wealth and respect when the Ultratech surgeon that gave him titanium arm implants, to insure that Combo remained the champion, revealed TJ's secret after he refused to throw his fight against Fulgore.

Determined to regain fame and glory, TJ striped himself of his cybernetic implants and joined the Killer Instinct tournament hosted by Ultratech. There, he got hospitalized after barely killing Riptor and, after his release from the hospital, swore vengeance against Ultratech.

Death Battle Info


  • Real Name: Tyler-Johnson Garrett
  • Height: 6'1" | 185 cm
  • Weight: 220 lbs | 100 kg
  • Age: approx. 45
  • Boxing Style: Out-boxing
  • Used cybernetic arm enhancements
  • Trained with Maya
  • Once wore an eyepatch


  • Powerline
  • Shoot Toss
  • Tremor
  • Vortex Punch
  • Flying Knee
  • Back Step (Juke)
  • Last Breath


  • Held Heavyweight title for 20 years
  • Survived tearing his cybernetics out
  • Survived a 1,162 foot fall
  • Helped save the world from Gargos
  • Defeated Fulgore, Riptor, Spinal, & Orchid
  • Beat Fulgore Mk 02 w/o implants

Death Battle Quotes

  • "Man, you think you got what it takes to beat the champ?"
  • "What you got? Huh? Huh? Huh?"
  • "Bring it on, asshole!
  • "I ain't done!"



  • TJ Combo and his opponent are the first two fighting game characters appearing in a 3D episode.
  • TJ Combo is the fourth African-American character appearing in DEATH BATTLE!, the first three were SpawnZack the Black Ranger and his opponent, Balrog.
  • TJ Combo is the fifth Killer Instinct character to enter Death Battle, the last four being Riptor, Black Orchid, Fulgore, and Glacius.
    • He is the first Killer Instinct character with a voice actor.
    • He is the third Killer Instinct character to win a Death Battle, with the first two being Black Orchid and Fulgore.


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    • Alexey de Greit wrote:Yang takes this easily. She can survive an impact at terminal velocity and doesn't get a scratch from that, that...
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