DEATH BATTLE Predictions: Fox McCloud VS. Bucky O’Hare
Don’t bother looking for clues hinting at what the next fight will be because there are none for this blog. There were far too many comments in the last one made by people who THOUGHT they got it correct...That and Lousy is charging $1.00 per-hint. PM him your money if you’re interested!
Ahoy dear readers! The time for another fictional engagement of lethal proportions is approaching! Having already done sword fights, gun fights, street fights, robot army fights, and just about every other variant of ‘fight’ one can imagine, there remains one final frontier DEATH BATTLE can venture towards in the world of Theoretical Fightonomics. Spaceship fights! We’re ready to boldly go where DEATH BATTLE hasn’t gone before, and see what the new animator is capable of. The battle of the anthropomorphic animal space pilots commences! Get ready because, IT’S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!
Rules of DEATH BATTLE
-Combatants possess knowledge of each other only if it is canon to each fighter’s universe.
-The battle must end in a death. For fairness, any personality restraints from killing are removed.
-All other character traits, tactics, and attributes are not removed and are attempted to be represented faithfully.
-Research used is determined equally unless specified. I.E. If non-canon sources are used for one combatant the same is done for the other.
Age: 28 (As of latest game)
Weight: Unknown (Rough guess would be somewhere between 120-150 pounds)
Raised on the peaceful world of Corneria, Fox McCloud was a natural born pilot. At a very young age he joined the Cornerian Flight academy to improve his already impressive skills. However his life changed forever when Peppy Hare delivered the unfortunate news that Fox’s dad had perished trying to fight the mad scientist, Dr. Andross.
Reeling from grief, Fox dropped out of the academy to avenge his father. Enlisting his flight school friends Slippy and Falco and the old and wise Peppy, they formed a new Star Fox team with their ultimate goal being to protect space and put an end to all intergalactic threats. Fox has taken part in at least three galactic wars, and it was his team that ensured the victory of every last one of them. Whether it was the primate armies of Andross, the bug swarms of the Aparoids, or the dreaded Anglar Fish race nothing has proven to be too much for him and his team to handle.
In case you were wondering...
While Fox has shown to be able to use a wide variety of weapons and equipment throughout specific games (bombs, rocket launchers, mines, sniper rifles, shields, Krystal’s staff, ETC) for the sake of simplicity, and fairness on Bucky’s behalf, we will be focusing mainly on the weapons and abilities Fox chooses to use in the fighting series, Super Smash Bros.
Age: Between 20-30
Weight: Unknown (Rough guess would be somewhere between 80-120 lbs)
Height: Rough guess would be somewhere between 4’5” to 4’8” (Bucky is a little under a head shorter than the human child Willie Dewitt who, being a pre-teen kid who is in the same class as douchey teenagers, could be estimated to be around 12 years old, and 4’11” is the average for somebody that age. So give or take between 3 or 6 inches of that.)
Captain of the Righteous Indignation, Bucky O’Hare is an accomplished war hero who was involved with at least three wars that he proved to play a vital role in winning, including a long fight against the corrupt computer AI ruler of the Toad Empire, KOMPLEX. Not too much has been elaborated on Bucky’s past, but as of the present he freely drifts throughout the Aniverse (an alternate dimension full of anthropomorphic animals) coming to the aid of anybody who is able to contact him. Bucky has all the attributes you would expect a rabbit leader of his rank to have.
Being clever, resourceful, and very calm and collected, Bucky is a stern, but very fair leader to his team having won the respect and praise of everybody he has worked with. He has also shown to put his crew ahead of him when it comes to dangerous scenarios, even when it could be a problem for him. Once insisting on his crew staying behind while he goes on to fight a big bad despite having really no clue how he was going to succeed choosing to “Play it by ear” as he himself said. On top of all of that, his show has a damn catchy theme song.
In case you were wondering...
Part of this fight will involve space combat with banter being exchanged between Fox’s crew and Bucky’s crew. To quote DEATH BATTLE’s creator, Ben Singer...
“For Fox VS Bucky, their starships will also be included. However, their crew will only serve a support role, if that, and will not experience actual combat. Also, the fight will mostly take place on ground level.”
We’ll openly admit we’re not entirely sure just what this means. Even we only know so much about the specifics to upcoming fights. For now we’re assuming the space-combat segment of the fight will be between Bucky’s crew collectively piloting the Righteous Indignation, since Bucky needs his entire crew to properly fight while piloting, against the original Star Fox 64 crew (they’re the most iconic) piloting separate Arwings.
The structure that DEATH BATTLE chooses for the fight may be different, but we couldn’t think of anyway Bucky could pilot and fight using the Righteous Indignation without his crew members. The specs to each character’s ships, and the piloting skills of their crew-members were considered. As for the land-battle segment, we’re pretty sure it will be strictly between Fox and Bucky, and the majority of the fight has been stated to be on land.
The simply named, Blaster is Fox’s number one weapon of choice when he is in ground combat. This gun is a Cornerian standard firearm heavily customized by Slippy Toad, a small rapid fire pistol that can fire seemingly unlimited shots of concentrated bursts of energy. The blasts of the Smash variant of this weapon do not make his opponent flinch but they clearly cause a fair amount of damage with successive hits. He’s also used several different models of Blasters throughout the Star Fox series, including several that can be charged to increase the strength of individual shots.
Bucky is most often seen using a Laser Pistol, an automatic, self cleaning firearm. The gun shoots bursts of energy that Bucky can set to various levels, ranging from a mere stun shot to a blast capable of melting down metal doors. The arcade game specifically had an “upgrading” mechanic where Bucky could pick up “power ups” on the ground to increase the strength and blast radius of his pistol.
In the Bucky O’Hare arcade game Bucky could also throw a special explosive Energy Bomb charge shaped liked a yellow sphere of light. This is his ‘gimmick weapon’ unique to his character in that game. These projectile bombs travel straight forward when thrown, and explode into a large sphere of blue energy about the size of Bucky himself, when they come into contact with a solid object. He also had access to Power Bombs, much more powerful explosive charges, that fill up a little more than half the arcade game’s screen when detonated. This more powerful explosive charge is capable of instantly incinerating almost all standard enemies and environmental constructions in the game.
The Reflector is a special portable device designed by Slippy that when used projects a hexagonal shield around Fox’s entire body. Said shield reflects projectile attacks back at opponents dealing 1.5x the damage of the original projectile. It can also be used as a short range physical attack, as it will damage all enemies upon contact, and spike them downward should the opponent be in the air. The shield has been shown to be powerful enough to reflect back shots fired from an Arwing, and Rayquaza’s Dragon Pulse. As shown in the Super Smash Bros. Wiki, the Reflector can send just about anything back at Fox’s given opponent, but there do exist ranged attacks he cannot deflect.
The properties of the reflector have changed slightly over the course of the Smash Bros. series. Fox’s reflector in 64 and Melee could “break” and become momentarily inoperable if they reflected too many projectiles in a row. However in Brawl the reflector could remain intact regardless of how many projectiles hit it, but would eventually stop reflecting projectiles back after a certain number of hits. Even given the limitations, knowing that the Reflector can keep its shield up indefinitely provided Fox remains stationary, and doesn’t deflect too many projectiles consecutively, it is undeniably a useful tool.
In the original Star Fox canon Fox had his legs amputated and replaced with Metal Prosthetics, in order to keep the blood flow in his brain steady while he was under heavy G-Forces. This means his legs would be more durable and powerful than normal organic legs. This aspect of his canon may have been retconned by Star Fox Adventures when his character design was updated to have his legs look more organic. Although it has never been confirmed or denied by Nintendo, and for all we know his legs could still be metallic, just more life-like. Because of this, we have chosen to believe Fox’s legs are still metallic.
Bucky used a Jet-Pack in his arcade game and cartoon series to hover and fly around in the air. The device is not shown to be particularly powerful, but it definitely gives Bucky much better mobility than without it. The only other piece of armor worth bringing up is a special Cape Bucky’s uniform comes equipped with in all incarnations of the Bucky O hare franchise that allows him to slow his descent from falls in his arcade game.
Each member of Star Fox pilots an Arwing, a personal starfighter akin to highly advanced fighter jets. Every Arwingwing is capable of flying at least at mach 4 in planetary atmospheres, can quickly make tight arial turns, and come equipped with a shielding technology call G-Diffusion, a gravity manipulating device that lowers the amount of g’s felt by a pilot, and reduces the damage an Arwing takes from attacks. They can also repel projectiles shot at them, albeit in a way that lacks the accuracy of Fox’s Reflector, by Barrel Rolling.
The Boost feature moves the Arwing forward at high speeds, and the Arwing itself can be flown through a large multitude of terrain, including an assortment of planetary atmospheres, space, jungles, underwater, ETC. All Arwings also come with laser cannons, explosives capable of destroying most ships/enemies in single hits called Smart Bombs, and Lock On features for aiming. Slippy has also gone on record stating they can withstand temperatures exceeding 9000 degrees fahrenheit (presumably, it's never specified what system of measurement Slippy was referring to). Although they will slowly take damage when exposed to the intense heat of planets such as Solar (or stars, it’s debatable what type of planetary object Solar is) they will never be decommissioned by it.
The Arwings of every Star Fox member have been personalized to suit each of their special attributes. Fox pilots the Arwing 2, which has a single laser blaster, lock on system, two smart bombs, and high shields and boosting ability. Fox and co. also have access to Landmasters, armored land-based tanks that also have increased durability due to the inclusion of G-diffusion technology, and Blue Marines, large-sized submarines used for combat in ocean terrain. We sincerely doubt either of these will be taken into consideration, but felt they were worth mentioning. Each Star Fox member uses roughly the same variation of Landmaster and Blue Marine, excluding the differences between Fox and Falco’s Final Smashes.
Bucky’s ship is the Righteous Indignation, a pretty cool ship with an even cooler name. The ships design resembles a cargo ship more than anything else, but it has been proven to be useful in combat. Its primary weapon is its twin Masor cannon housed within a ball turret on the front of the ship. It’s important to know that Bucky has never been seen using the ship’s cannons himself, as Dead-eye Duck is the crew’s shooter, and Jenny is the ship's navigator. Although by the looks of things it seems the ship is more co-piloted by both Bucky and Jenny than just Jenny. The ship itself, has some fairly powerful energy shields capable of withstanding a full-on assault from an estimated 50 Toad Empire ships, albeit with 2 main engines getting toasted in the process. In addition, it can cover much vaster distances by entering Hyperspace.
Bucky has also shown skill in piloting smaller-sized ships. Said ships however are much less capable than the Righteous Indignation, and the Arwings for that matter. Many don’t appear to even have offensive capabilities, so we’re almost certain DEATH BATTLE will feature Bucky piloting the Indignation against Fox. Within the Rightous Indignation each member of Bucky’s crew serves a unique purpose. the 4-armed Dead-Eye Duck is the turret-man, the cat Jenny is the pilot/co-pilot, the human Willy DuWitt works as the engineer, Blinky is a robot who analyzes potential danger, and the brothers Bruiser and Bruce are the crew’s muscle, and previous mechanic.
Skills and Abilities
Fox gained a variety of agile close-quarters combat maneuvers in the Smash Bros series. He can perform Wall Jumps off of any vertical solid surface, and the Fox Illusion in which he kneels over and zooms a few feet ahead of him in a bright light of after-images that stun opponents. The Fire Fox envelopes Fox in a fiery aura and propels himself in whatever direction he chooses. Any opponent caught in this attack will be the recipient of a powerful physical impact, and will be set on fire by the attack’s flames.
And of course being the leader of an elite crew of space mercenaries you would expect Fox to be quite handy at flying, and you would be more than correct. Credited by many in his series to be one of the greatest pilots in the entire galaxy, Fox is capable of keeping up with, and fighting against overwhelming forces.
Due to being a hare, Bucky naturally has an affinity for running, jumping and performing a host of acrobatic feats. Specifically, the cartoon often shows him to be capable of jumping at least 20 to 30 feet. This incredible jumping ability was shown in the form of a Super Jump ability in the Bucky O’hare NES game. The cartoon also often shows Bucky being able to run away, and evade projectile attacks from Toad Empire soldiers and mechanisms fairly well with episode 7 housing one of the best examples.
According to the Bucky O’Hare counter strike promotional book, Bucky has Super hearing and night vision too, and undoubtedly possesses senses comparable to that of a real-life rabbit. Naturally, he is a talented commander as well, having led his team through many dangerous assignments safely.
In combat Fox typically relies on his Blaster, a variety of swift kicks and his natural fox-like agility to outmaneuver and overpower his opponent. His endurance is lower compared to larger foes, but equipment and moves like the reflector shield, fire fox, and fox illusion move give him the defensive abilities and speed necessary to avoid taking on direct hits. He’s also shown himself to be fairly smart, being able to take down grunt enemies and bosses even with inferior tech in games like Star Fox Adventures.
The Bucky O’ Hare cartoons never really showed Bucky fighting hand to hand all that extensively, but the arcade game did give him some basic melee attacks to use against his opponents. In the game he seems to be mostly regulated to forward punching attacks, short ranged kicks and a downward Dive Kick. His arcade game also gave him some basic explosive weapons to bombard foes with, and promotional materials for the series have often stated he is an excellent sharpshooter with his laser gun.
Training and Experience
Fox has attended a formal flight school called the Corneria Flight Academy, although he dropped out part way through to avenge his father, who was killed while he was attending, and sought tutelage under his father’s close friend, Peppy Hare. The Star Fox gang acts as a mercenary group when not involved in major wars/conflicts, so it can be assumed they gained various piloting/on foot experience during an odd job or 2 off screen. Fox is skilled not only with piloting Arwing space ships, but with Landmasters, on-foot combat, and underwater submarines called, Blue Marines. Although space-combat is where his true calling lies. He has piloted though highly condensed asteroid belts, enemy squadrons and myriads of different manmade and natural structures.
He was instrumental in ending the Lylat wars, a galaxy wide siege by Andross, and his forces, during Star Fox 64, and single handily defeated Andross, escaping his final explosive trap at the end of the game. He freed the planet Suaria from the dictatorship of General Scales and prevented an attempted resurrection of the villain Andross in Star Fox Adventures (yes, for as dumb as that game’s story was we’re counting it). This act was particularly impressive, as Fox was forced to complete his goal almost entirely on foot (something he’s not well known for doing), and was regulated to fighting his enemies with lower tech weapons than he was usually accustomed too.
He then fought extensively against a galaxy threatening race of machine/insect like hybrid monsters called aparoids in Star Fox Assault, leading his team (and StarWolf) in a final assault against their queen. The final canonical game, Star Fox Command, has multiple endings meaning whatever happens next is open to debate until Nintendo decides to continue the franchise. What is known is he regrouped his disbanded team, and took down the galactic threat, Emperor Angler in Star Fox Command.
The cartoon and page 5 of the Bucky Counter Attack Promotional Book claims that Bucky has a wise old master named, Damaron Jabok, who trained him in the art of fighting. Unfortunately who this old master is and what kind of training he had Bucky go through was never elaborated on in any media. We assume it was intended to be elaborated on in the 2nd season of the cartoon series, which sadly never happened. The counterattack promotional book also claims Bucky is a fairly experienced sharp shooter.
The Bucky Space Handbook claims Bucky participated in The Great Clone Uprising of Rigel 2, where he battled a legion of giant metal spiders. Apparently he also had a hand in defeating a race known as the Mutant Weasels of the vegan slug lords. He faced off against numerous soldiers and mechanisms of the Toad Empire throughout his cartoon series, and showed himself to be an able commander. It’s quite clear he also has experience in operating different types of space ships, as shown whenever he enters a craft that isn’t the Righteous Indignation.
If you count the Storyline of NES game as Canon in anyway, then Bucky has also been able to search for and rescue his entire team almost single handedly from the toad army, twice, and defeated some of his own teammates as well when they were brainwashed. Overall, despite not having the time to show it in his franchise’s (sadly) short lifespan, he does have some very good training, combat experience, and can take down some powerful foes without much trouble.
-We could have given Fox a MUCH more extensive arsenal by using the stuff he has access to in Assault, and DEATH BATTLE might do this. Although we have personally recommended they stick to a more standardized load-out for the sake of fairness.
-Even with the limited, “He only uses what he uses in Smash Bros” setup, Fox’s Blaster is a match for Bucky’s Laser Pistol.
-Fox is faster.
-Can deflect projectiles.
-Some anti-air capabilities to counter Bucky’s jetpack and maneuverability, such as his Reflector's ability to 'spike' aerial opponents.
-More Experience (Both on foot and in the cockpit).
-More lethal combat vehicle.
-Bucky’s power bombs have a very large explosive radius, could be hard to avoid, and aren’t something Fox’s Reflector could deflect (the blast at least).
-Not as good of aerial mobility while fighting on foot.
-Bucky’s superior jumping abilities, Jet Pack, and cape let him stay in the air, and can help avoid close combat situations (although Fox’s jet-pack would help him match these 2 piece of equipment if he was given his Assault arsenal).
-The Righteous Indignation’s energy barriers will help keep Bucky in the space combat ring.
-Bombs have a large blast radius.
-His theme song is incredibly catchy.
-Will inevitably have his own shots reflected right back at him.
-Lacks the same experience as Fox.
-Not as skilled in close-quarters combat.
-Not as fast.
-Foxes eat Hares. Nuff said.
With or without Fox’s full arsenal, McCloud just has a lot more going for him than the leader of S.P.A.C.E. Being faster, having more defenses, and experience in fighting. While his Blaster may not pack a punch, eventually it will take a toll on the rabbit. And in a space battle, Fox has shown to be capable of handling almost anything thrown at him in comparison to Bucky’s ship. Even with Bucky’s explosives, I don’t see him winning this battle. There is a reason the Fox got the spotlight while Bucky was left in the dust.
Limiting Fox’s weapons in this battle would certainly be the right choice, for otherwise it would seem that Bucky’s chances of survival would be extraordinarily slim. The biggest thing I could see going for with Bucky is that he has a bigger ship than Fox’s that could probably take much more abuse than his Arwing. Bucky also has a crew within the ship that is specialized for each role within it while Fox is only within one ship. However, it still is clear that the Arwing can more than handle itself in a variety of ways and maneuvers, and that it can take some abuse as well. Now that I think about it, Fox’s idea of having his crew in separate ships would be a good idea in order to have a bunch of small targets walloping on a big one. Also, let’s admit it, if Slippy was truly in charge with one ship with Fox in it as well, Fox would be toast from some slip-up that Slippy may cause.
What’s rather painful about this battle is how little is known of Bucky and his crew. I know what Fox and his team are certainly capable (or incapable) of, while Bucky’s crew is rather vague--where it seemingly seems as if only Blinky and Dead-eye being the key elements who may help him in finding his target. After all--if Fox dies, it’s game over.Still, compared to a bunch of other monstrosities and ships that Fox has faced, the Righteous Indignation doesn’t seem like THAT much of a threat.
Now I’ll talk about the battle on foot. I would arguably state that Bucky’s gun is better than Fox’s, since it can be charged and practically has hit stun. Usually in Smash I use the blaster for putting a tiny slice of damage onto the enemy, and from what I have played of the Bucky O'Hare NES game, I would prefer Bucky’s gun. However, that shield of Fox’s renders Bucky’s gun rather useless, unfortunately.
A main advantage that Bucky has are his bombs, since they can break through that shield. However, I would agree that Fox is faster due to his abilities, so he may be able to dodge that. Plus, it won’t end him from the sound of how powerful it is, and Fox himself has taken MUCH abuse from battles in Smash and fighting against dinosaurs 10 times his size. Fox is probably more skilled in combat than Bucky is (from what we know) and he can probably handle a rabbit that can merely jump about. Fox is also quite the athletic jumper as well…
I do wish that more Bucky information about his experience and training could be revealed, since it might cause Wolf to live in grief that he didn’t manage to end Fox, and that a green rabbit did the job for him. However, that’s not the case. The only way Fox could screw this up is if Slippy REALLY gets in the way, which seems unlikely. Fox is more experienced, faster, (probably) smarter, and athletic than Bucky is. My vote is on McCloud!
It’s always sad when a character from a given franchise isn’t up to par with his/her rival largely due to a lack of additional media, but this is the case with Bucky O’Hare. If Bucky’s franchise had the level of success and longevity of Star Fox (which it totally deserved to have) I think this fight would be a lot closer. Something as simple as a solid, well-handled, reboot of Bucky’s franchise could give him enough to match Fox’s Assault gear. But as of now, while this bout can definitely be closer if Fox is limited to what he uses in Smash, I still see him taking the fight.
His reflector will almost assuredly be hitting O’Hare’s shots back at him, he has superior mobility on just about all fronts other than the air, and while the Brawl variation of his Blaster won’t be doing all that much damage, considering DEATH BATTLE took into consideration the traits of weapons outside of a character’s fighting games in the past, it is likely Fox’s Blaster will be given some valuable attack options, such as the charge shot. The only real thing I can see catching McCloud off guard is Bucky’s explosives.
Given that Fox is the definition of a Fragile Speedster, they could have the potential of taking him out, but I’m more than willing to believe he has the speed and agility to deal with Bucky and his bombs before they become a serious threat. As for each fighter’s ships, while the Righteous Indignation has shown it has some pretty good energy barriers, I don’t think Fox and his entire team will have much difficulty dealing with it. If it were strictly Fox in his Arwing against the Righteous Indignation things might be different, but of course, that would be the equivalent of pitting Fox against Bucky’s entire crew alone, and would be completely unfair.
Unless we receive some new Bucky O’Hare related media sometime soon, I don’t see anything that could threaten Fox’s chance of winning this.
Having watched all of Bucky’s series and played his games, I have become a genuine fan of his character and he is certainly a powerful fighter, but sadly Bucky’s biggest weakness was his lack of media longevity.
Bucky was not around for very long only having a fair stack of comics, a couple old games, and a one season of TV for us to pull references from. We are told about Bucky’s past and his adventures off panel/screen, and we know he played an important role in ending several wars, but we have never seen these conflicts nor have any characters specified what Bucky did in the battles that assured them victory. As is we only have casual word of mouth when it comes to Bucky’s past adventures and, while we have seen him do is fairly impressive, it pales in comparison to what Fox has gone through.
Bucky’s main antagonists and the people we seem him fight most often is the Toad Army, absolutely ridiculously incompetent morons that can barely march without tripping. They have a few noteworthy members in their ranks, but for the most part they’re just lazy couch potatoes who were handed blasters. Now while Bucky has more than often shown being able to fight off these mooks, there have been instances where he has needed help from his crew in order to win the day. One of Bucky’s biggest strengths is his leadership to his crew, he fights for them and they fight for him, but in this fight he will be all alone fighting Fox by himself, and Bucky’s spotty record when it comes to on screen combat casts a pretty big shadow over his abilities.
Now think about Fox, what happens when you play his games? Well, canonically Fox gets through every single mission completely unscathed on top of constantly saving his shipmates, while Falco, Peppy, Krystal, and even Slippy are great pilots Fox is the one who has to swoop in and save them showing that while the rest of the Star Fox crew are valuable, it also shows that Fox is the best among them and on more than one occasion has shown to sometimes not need them at all.
As far as this fight is concerned, I personally believe that Fox either matches Bucky shot for shot, and in some situations far outshines Bucky. Bucky’s greatest assets will be his bombs and jetpack, but Fox has ways to avoid the blast radius of the mega bombs, and if Bucky started flying Fox has shown to be a more than capable of applying great pressure with his Blaster, more than enough to get Bucky back down to the earth.
So, Fox can keep up with Bucky, has more natural abilities at his disposal, more than matches Bucky when it comes to fire power, and without future information on Bucky’s past we have no reason to believe that he has as much experience as Fox or if any of his opponents are on the same level as Fox’s are.
It’s a shame DEATH BATTLE will be grabbing Bucky from obscurity and tossing him in the spotlight only for him to simply be outmatched, but I honestly can’t see this going any other way.
He may “go where no ordinary rabbit would dare”, but without documentation we can’t be sure if he can handle it, Fox wins.
A contributing factor to why I think that Fox has this is the fact that we dumbed him down in this prediction yet he still seems to be slightly superior to Bucky. Higher Speed, better skill in physical attacks, and gear that gives him advantages against Bucky’s, Particularly the reflector. Even though the blast radius of the bombs can get past the reflector I don’t think that’s enough of an advantage. Fox also has the better blaster in my opinion since it can wear bucky down with weaker shots and doesn’t take that long to charge a stronger shot.
During the space combat segment I also think Fox has an edge as his and bucky’s crews will only play a support role. Bucky only has the Righteous Indignation for a ship and he needs his whole crew to pilot it while Fox can give Bucky’s ship a run for it’s money in an arwing on his own. Couple that with fox having his own crew in their arwings and the Righteous Indignation is pretty much screwed.
And fox has all those advantages without his arsenal from Starfox assault. If he does get his assault arsenal then he’ll have even more of an advantage since he also has a jetpack to counter bucky’s air advantages and among the crazy amount of weapons Assault gave Fox there are 2 insta-kill weapons (Demon Launcher and Demon Rifle). Whether or not the insta-kill weapons will be included with the rest of the assault arsenal is debatable since they are multiplayer exclusive, but even without them if Fox gets his Plasma Cannon than Bucky’s going to have a hell of a struggle on his hands.
I think Fox is going to be the winner here, with or without his Assault Arsenal.
I’ll be perfectly honest with you guys. My experience with Fox doesn’t go anywhere beyond Starfox 64, Starfox Adventures, and the SSB series. That’s it. And no, I have never played Bucky O’Hare. So maybe I’m not the best person give an opinion on the matter.
But based on what I can glean from the research, I have to say I agree with everyone else on this one. Fox just has a longer history and a bigger collection of toys and skills to choose from. Unlike Bucky, we have a much more comprehensive understanding of what Fox is capable of in the pilot’s seat, and if he is anywhere close to being as powerful at ground level as he is in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, than I see Bucky standing very little chance.
I think there’s an argument to be made that Bucky has better gadgets, but they're not anything that Fox can’t overcome with his own natural abilities. This fight has circulated in demand for a really long time now, but based on what I’ve been able to research, I just don’t think its particularly fair fight. Maybe when Guardians of the Galaxy comes around next summer we’ll find that Rocket Raccoon could give Fox a run for his money in a fight to the death.
But until then, I think Fox McCloud still holds the title of the deadliest, anthropomorphic, space-animal for hire in all of fiction… Well, second deadliest anyways. He wouldn’t last a second against Lobo the Fucking Duck. Yeah, that was a thing once.
It’s fairly clear to me that Fox has the most advantages in this fight. Firstly while we chose not to include it all in this blog, Fox’s actually has a MUCH larger and destructive arsenal than Bucky’s could ever dream of having. In assualt alone Fox has used sniper rifles, motion bombs, rocket launchers, machine guns and more, in comparison to Bucky’s single laser pistol and 2 bomb variants. Additionally he’s also had a significantly larger amount of defensive/supportive equipment than bucky as well, like using mobile shield barriers, suits that can make him invisible and jetpacks. This means that in a realistic scenario where Fox was given all his standard weapons instead of just his smash arsenal, he would hilariously outgun and out defend bucky in all categories. Quite honestly even when you do try to limit Fox to his smash arsenal,it only barely balances out the fight with bucky,as even the arsenal in smash is more versatile,powerful and practice than the arsenal Bucky’s has used during his entire series.
Additionally without taking arsenal into account at all, Fox probably outclasses Bucky in terms of pure speed,agility,strength and fighting technique/experience.In fact Fox’s overall field experience is hilariously above Bucky's, since he has actually been shown firsthand to have fought entire armies of varied opponents(on foot and in the air),while Bucky has fought the highly incompetent toads and some presumed offscreen threats. Finally starfox Adventures is basically a Zelda game,and required Fox to use tactics to take down many of his opponents,meaning Fox himself can be just as tacticle as Bucky if he needs to be.
Overall this fight can be interesting if you limit Fox, but will almost definitely end in his victory either way.
The time to leave is upon us, but we will always be back, and ready for future analysis. Until then we wish everyone a good day.
I hope to see the robots from Robotic Megafact Corporation (aka RM Corp) from the Bots Master vs the star wars droids.
If you don't know what the Bots Master is here is a link to its theme song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=212QAczFWYo
here is the only two links I know that have the episodes
I would prefer to see Arthur vs Simon Belmont or Frog from Chrono Trigger.
Yep, if Fox's refelctor can break, its going to take something a lot more powerful than what Bucky has on him.
Also, when you consider the animation delays that they are going through now, it's kind of surprising. What reasoning did they give for letting you go?
Makes sense, but I think you need to remember something. Ben and Chad are not Wiz and Boomstick, they just play them. Ben and Chad make the show and created the characters, they come up with a verdict that they think is correct. Then Wiz and Boomstick relay the information with their typical flair.
Wiz and Boomstick are psychopaths who pit beloved characters in fights to the death and make jokes about it, they make baby launchers. Do they sound like the type of people who would ever suggest that they are wrong? Wiz and Boomstick are positive they are right, while Ben and Chad are mostly giving highly educated guesses, that's important to remember.
Ben and Chad are not perfect, they could be wrong, but they back up their arguments to the best of their ability to the point where you could see them being right.
Wiz and Boomstick TELL you won and then make fun of people who disagree with them.
They could be right, they could be wrong, but at the end of the day they are just guys trying to give people an awesome show to look foreword to and have fun making it while doing the best they can to give a thoughtful verdict on who they think would win.
They are all fictional characters, it's almost by definition impossible to know who would really win. Ben and Chad are just putting forth their well thought out and educated thesis on the matter while also trying to make people laugh.
Sometimes wires get crossed, or things are not said properly but I do stand by what they do and the verdicts they conclude to.
Not at all rude or anything, I understand what you mean. I enjoy the show too, though I just find sometimes Ben and Chad make their opinions... A bit too forceful. I agree with you that Wonder woman (An FTL Planet buster) would have reduced rogue to red mist in a microsecond, but to be fair, that was the early show. I'd say beyond episode 20, the show has been taken much more seriously, both by fans and Wiz and Boomstick.
As a reference point, I'm a member of the Outskirts Battledome, character battle debaters who take things WAY too far. Every now and then, people will bring up Death battle's reasoning for why a character would win, and they get ridiculed for it. (Agreed we take the debates way too far, counting frames and pixels to show characters are Mach speeds, calculating density and distance of thrown objects, etc.) As for me, I watch Death battle for the fights, and the commentary, but often question the actual reasoning for the winners. My overall point is that I wouldn't take the result so seriously if Ben and Chad didn't treat it as some final verdict for fiction, which they have been known to in the past.
I remember when I played the Subspace Emissary, not only did Fox's refelctor reflect Rayquaza's beam in the cutscene, but I could actually reflect it in the boss fight!
Look, I could spend hours to days debating with you on whether you or not the show got it right or not but I'm not going to waste my breath.
No matter what I say you won't change your mind, and no matter what you say to me I won't change mine.
By the way, I really wanted to see Wonder Woman, Haggar, Donatello, Felicia, Bomberman, Mario, Doomguy, Pikachu, Goku, and Ivy win their fights and I was sad that they lost. But here’s the thing, it’s just an internet show, none of it really matters, it’s all just for fun and laughs.
Has DEATH BATTLE got every single fight completely correctly? I don't know and honestly it makes no difference to me if they have or not. I like the show for what it is, a silly and very exciting show about characters fighting each other, its basically the grown up version of the same arguments kids have in school.
The characters of Wiz and Boomstick are enjoyable, the writing is funny and the animation is always a ton of fun to watch. I'm defending the shows verdicts, because honestly ANY character could beat ANY other character in the perfect circumstances. But I will defend the shows right to say what it thinks is the truth no matter what it ends up being.
Just because a character lost a fight does not mean the characters is "less" of a character because it lost on a fan made internet show. There still the awesome hero's and villains they always were.
I suggest you take the high road and just let it pass you by, this is nothing to get ruffled about.
Also if I sounded rude, condescending, or derogatory towards you, I deeply apologize.
Rrrrrreally... So.... You don't think it's an ungodly no-limits fallacy that they say Blanka can take almost no damage from Pikachu? Emerald Pokedex states Pikachu electricity is equal to a real lightning bolt. Blanka in the comics (Only place safe from balancing) is taken down by a stun baton. I'd like to see the math on THAT one. Even including their ridiculous half damage to electricity they gave to Blanka, Pikachu could fry Blanka in two or three attacks.
Besides that, Zelda was horribly analysed, and they didn't take into account any of Shiek's physical attributes, instead saying she's not very athletic, despite being able to move faster than any human alive. In addition, in Zelda 2, a form of Ganon tries to put Zelda to sleep, and magical backlash kills him. Ganon > Peach, so that sleepy sheep should have killed her. Also, the Vibe sceptre only works on vibe island, and the vibes are shut down at the end of the game. Not only does that imply the fight was on Vibe island, it implies the fight took place DURING Super Princess peach, which is silly.
It's one thing to defend a show, but ensure you're not blind about it. Several episodes in season 1 just had terrible outcomes, and those are examples of it.
Those fights were all accurate, the show got nothing wrong.
Sparkster vs. Arthur needs to happen eventually.
Yeah... That's chalked up for me as one of those Peach vs Zelda and Blanka vs Pikachu moments...
First off, that was actually really good... Second off, good thing Kratos didn't last more than 20 seconds against thor, that would be silly :P
Hahaha, lol no. Yoshi entirely deserved his victory. They didn't even mention the time where Yoshi hit someone so hard they exploded into a star system. Riptor didn't stand a chance in that fight.
Wait what? That's genuinely surprising. Those animators are going to have to bring one hell of an A-game if they want to top your work. Regardless, You did really well Lange. Thanks for your contributions to the show.
Even though Fox has the upper hand here against Bucky, Its sill nice to see the underrated who were once famous get a spotlight for the people today.
If it's worth mentioning Fox's reflector is also actually much stronger than we made it appeare to be in this blog as well(I misunderstood how smash's mechanics work). The reason why the shield "beaks" in some games, is because if Fox continuesly reflects a projectile against another projectile reflecting technique, the projectile gradually gains strenth until it is too powerful for the reflecotr to handle(it gains 1.5x strength each reflection). This means Fox's reflector does in fact have a limit to what it can handle, just that it is so absurdly high that a single shot is unikely to reach that limit(he could probably reflect arwing and requaza attacks continuasly if he wanted for example). This means Fox literally can bring up his shield, hold it, and reflect all of Bucky's laser/magic blast at any time,as long as he wants to(unless bucky can produce an attack stronger than a legendary pokemon, or a starcraft),making his defense in this fight even better than we originally thought.
We actually did notice that, but our blog got added to the front page before we got the chance to add that detail in. Regardless despite being a good ability for getting away quickly, Bucky telegraphs where he is going because the ground becomes embedded upwards wherever he is going. Not only that but one of the hunting skills of real world Fox's, is to listening to rodents shifting under snow(a fairly solid surface), and pouncing on them. A large hare,moving closer to the surface, in a more obvious fashion would be impossible for fox to not notice.
I remember that Bucky can dig in the episode "Bye Bye Berserker Baboon" when they were fighting the Terror Toad. Only to escape and to get fly's to lead the Terror Toad away because fighting it was getting them no where.
I wasn't aware of that oh well I will still watch it.