Here’s a classic pairing of episodes! One which was based on an extremely high request, and another which most people never saw coming. I love this sort of thing about Death Battle… it really helps keep the show fresh!
Ken VS Terry was yet another Street Fighter match-up, and unfortunately yet another Street Fighter loss. Suddenly, ScrewAttack was gaining a reputation of supposedly hating Street Fighter and purposefully killing the characters off. What’s hilarious about this is that anyone who paid any attention to ScrewAttack before this would tell you that the company is actually full of Street Fighter fanboys. We’ve had a Street Fighter Third Strike cabinet in the office for a decade that we’d play all the time. We still have it!
But that’s one unfortunate side effect of a show like Death Battle. Public perception of us could do a full 180 in a snap, just because we deemed one character a better fighter than another.
This YouTube release had a little issue come up that’s entirely unique to this episode of the show. The copyright police showed up, this time because we used a few seconds from a King of Fighters movie. But instead of striking the video and taking it down, it was blocked in a couple specific countries. Most people had no idea there was a problem, and were pretty surprised when it was uploaded again a while later.
Amy VS Ramona was actually bumped up from its original position in the series, switched with Hulk VS Doomsday to give Torrian some much needed extra time. (Recall yesterday’s blog!) That’s why both of these episodes were written by the team of Sam and Jessica. I knew Jessica was a big Scott Pilgrim fan, so it seemed like to perfect time to dive into a franchise which we had never explored in Death Battle up to that point.
I love episodes which allow us to explore series that have never appeared in Death Battle at that point!
-Ben B. Singer
P.S. What’s a character you want to see in Death Battle whose franchise has yet to have any representative at all?