Sunday, December 18, 2016

Best and Worst of Death Battle Season 3

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, hard to believe Death Battle will now do an year for a season. This change alone brought many challenges. I still think despite being very gray area wise, some of the best fights to date. Everyone has different opinion how to go about something like this. In fact I would be surprised if someone has the same exact lists as me.

Season 1
Top 10 Season 1 Death Battle Fights
10. Pikachu vs. Blanka
9. Zitz vs. Leonardo
8. Kratos vs. Spawn
7. Akuma vs. Shang Tsung
6. Raiden vs. Thor
5. Batman vs. Spider-Man
4. Mario vs. Sonic
3. Vegeta vs. Shadow
2. Eggman vs. Wily
1. Goku vs. Superman

Reminder there isn't an worst list for Season 1.

Season 2
Top 10 Season 2 Death Battle Fights
10. He-Man vs. Lion-O
9. Ryu Hayabusa vs. Strider Hiryu
8. Shao Kahn vs. M. Bison
7. Fox McCloud vs. Bucky O'Hara
6. Donkey Kong vs. Knuckles
5. Tails vs. Luigi
4. Scorpion vs. Ryu
3. Tigerzord vs. Gundam Epyon
2. Guts vs. Nightmare
1. Chuck Norris vs. Segata Sanshiro

Top 10 3D Season 2 Death Battle Fights
10. Goku vs. Superman rematch
9. Boba Fett vs. Samus Aran remastered
8. Solid Snake vs. Sam Fisher
7. Godzilla vs. Gamera
6. RoboCop vs. Terminator
5. Yang vs. Tifa
4. Wolverine vs. Raiden
3. Deathstroke vs. Deadpool
2. Iron Man vs. Lex Luthor
1. Charizard vs. Greymon aka Pokemon vs. Digimon

Top 10 Worst Season 2 Death Battle Fights
10. Dr. Doom vs. Darth Vader
9. Ragna vs. Sol Badguy
8. Pokemon Battle Royale
7. Batman vs. Captain America
6. Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye
5. Ivy Valentine vs. Black Orchid
4. Gaara vs. Toph
3. Beast vs. Goliath
2. Fulgore vs. Sektor
1. Kirby vs. Majin Buu

Now you are up to date with previous season lists. It's time to reveal my favorite fights of Season 3. This is going to be difficult as some of them are very good regardless of animation styles.

Top 5 Season 3 Death Battle Fights
5. Ken vs. Terry Bogard

This is an long standing fighting game rivalry. Everyone knew right away Terry was going to be Ken's opponent. To me this is one of the greatest 2D death battles in history. Everything about the episode works perfectly. I really can't say enough good things about it.

4. Dante vs. Bayonetta

This is one of the best 3D death battles of the season. What an mind blowing fight to kick an season off. Very good animation with great voice acting. Information parts are very rewatchable compared to many episodes. This is one of my absolute favorite fights of all time.

3. The Joker vs. Sweet Tooth

To me it meant so much to finally watch my dream fight. As an kid I was heavily into both characters. Hell both of them got me into evil clowns. An few years ago I made an prediction blog that got on ScrewAttack's front page. Which very quickly exploded on the internet. This fight was really worth requesting as I didn't expect the entire fight to play out like this. I am really impressed with everything including voice acting.

2. Zoro vs. Erza

Another huge request that many people wanted to see. Two unusual anime swordsmen fighting to the death. This is one of my favorite 2D death battles ever. I'm an huge Zoro fan but despite not being into Fairy Tail. I do like Erza a lot in fact she's one of my favorite female characters to be on the show. Holy crap this was amazing all the work put into it. I am really impressed how good this fight actually is.

1. Hulk vs. Doomsday

One of their biggest requests to date. Two of the most powerful beings in comic book history. In their own words an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. The entire episode is really good in every sense of the word. The actual 3D death battle is really good animation. It rivals some of the finest from an web show called Arcade Mode. Hulk vs. Doomsday exploded on the internet for all the right reasons.

Top 5 Worst Season 3 Death Battle Fights
5. Amy Rose vs. Ramona Flowers

I can't believe an fight request since beginning of the show that wasn't an good fight happened. Obviously I do welcome any & all Sonic characters to Death Battle. I am not crazy for both these characters but I do get why. This is an stomp waiting to happen folks. Ramona Flowers had major flaws compared to those Amy has. The animation itself wasn't too bad but we all seen better.

4. Tracer vs. Scout

The moment they confirmed Tracer was going to be on Death Battle. Right away I was very upset for many reasons. They allowed an video game character not around officially at that time an year to be on there. She wasn't connected in place within time like most of us allowing her to cheat. I won't argue she had better weapons. But this fight is an slap in the face for many people. Time usage should not be allowed unless their opponent has their own time manipulation or time usages is limited. Yes the fight animation does look good but I actually don't care for the acting. I understand they wanted to make both of them sound like their regular language. But the entire concept of this was about scouts facing each other. I wanted something similar to Solid Snake vs. Sam Fisher with more action. Instead we got an rushed speed gunning session.

3. The Flash vs. Quicksilver

Not only this is one of their biggest requests. Almost everyone requesting it already knew who would win this fight. No offense to Quicksilver but he wasn't the right opponent for The Flash. Hell Sonic would've gave The Flash an epic fight compared to this crap. To sum it all up every major advantages The Flash had was way too much for him to handle. The Flash is insane in what he can do. What's worse is confirmed by their researchers. This version of The Flash is all of them combined into one. This includes female Flashes now just having Barry Allen's Flash was too much. Why in god's name would they make The Flash that more op in his abilities.

2. Bowser vs. Ganon

Same with Zelda vs. Peach, this is one of the few fights. You can play games with them facing each other. Why was it so damn necessary for these fans to waste an episode on this fight. Don't get me wrong both of them I do respect a lot. But it doesn't take an rocket scientist to know Ganon had advantages Bowser couldn't overcome. Ganon had centuries worth of experience. Hell he became an embodiment of Triforce of Power. Now that by itself makes him invulnerable to almost everything. Light arrows can weak him but it is confirmed in canon. The only thing capable of killing Ganon is the master sword. Considering no evil can wield it took away Bowser's only way of winning. I did try telling people there are better fights. Also Ganon is not only skilled in magic but mastered an few weapon styles. In any possible way is this fight fair, you all must've been high.

1. Mewtwo vs. Shadow the Hedgehog

I really hate everything about this episode. To me the biggest disappointed in history of Death Battle. Remember how good Season 1 Vegeta vs. Shadow was? Yeah this time Shadow is given horrible lines. Mewtwo clearly had better lines but came off awtiful. The actual fight isn't just bad, no it's really terrible. Sadly the results is the best part of this episode. But come on an giant spoon did Shadow in. I'm not piss Shadow loss again. I am very piss how they really over hyped episodes around the time. This episode got the short end of the stick. I hate to say it, if I ever do an overall worst DB list. You can guarantee this fight will be on that list.

I hope you guys enjoy my blog as much as I did writing it all. Some could argue being worse than Season 1 or the worst season. Honestly it does have an fair share of the good & bad to make it stand out. It is far from perfect but I know Season 4 will be worth waiting for. Until next time I'm Jack Red and I will see all of you later.

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