Two super soldiers. One villain, one hero. They were made to be the best of the bunch and the cream of the crop. But only one will prevail.
Wiz: Soldiers. An icon of bravery, resilience, and sheer willpower. But what if they went beyond the limits of a normal human? What if they became a being far beyond what we humans could imagine?
Boomstick: And what's better than seeing two super soldiers fighting each other to the death?
Wiz: Like Captain America, the Star-Spangled Hero.
Boomstick: And Deathstroke, the One-Eyed Assassin.
Boomstick: He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick!
Wiz: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win...a Death Battle.
Wiz: In the midst of World War II, all hope seemed lost. The world was looking for an answer, a savior, a hero. Rising from nothing, Steve Rogers had patience, bravery and persistence, making him ideal for the face of America.
Boomstick: Being born on the 4th of July can only get you to one thing: Being America's greatest mother-fuckin' hero! But seriously though, someone give that kid a sandwich.
Wiz: Steve was born on the 4th of July to a pair of Irish immigrants. Steve was discipline, diligent, and smart, but the condition of his body size caused him to be classified as "4-F" by his superiors. Still, his personality is what got him chosen as the first test subject of a super soldier serum.
Boomstick: Basically, this totally awesome chemist, named Dr. Abraham Erskine, created this blue liquid drug thingy and injected it to a poor kid's body. The question is, where do I volunteer?
Wiz: There are more in his origin than we thought. During Secret Empire #0, it was revealed that Steve was actually a young HYDRA sleeping agent. This hard-hitting truth was revealed after Steve kicked his partner and ally Jack Flag off his plane. Although this is hard to believe, Captain America has always been a lie...
Boomstick: Oh...So uhhhh, this might be the wrong time to sing the- You know what? Continue, please continue.
Wiz: Being the result of a super soldier project, Steve gained enhanced abilities such as his strength, speed, and durability. But, that's not all.
Boomstick: Not only did Steve had his physicals enhanced, he also had his senses improved. He could hear enemies and throw his iconic weapon, The Vibranium Shield, at exactly the right spot. You think that's impressive? Watch as he calculates everything perfectly so the shield bounces back into his hands. That's pretty fuckin' impressive, right?
Wiz: You see, as a super soldier, Cap is beyond peak human. His physicals go from never breaking a sweat until tanking a hit from Thor himself. He is even strong enough to flip small cars over.
Boomstick: Damn, he sounds powerful. He can literally kill you just by running at you full speed.
Wiz: That is true. Take the scene from Captain America: Civil War. Unlike a comic, we can easily see what's happening. During their chase with Black Panther, Cap runs past all the normal street traffic cars in Romania, Bucharest. Since most highways there have a speed limit of 100 km/h, we can assume the cars were going around 85-90 kilometers per hour. That means, Cap must've ran around 100-110 kilometers per hour!
Boomstick: Not only that, Cap's Vibranium shield has deflected small rockets going more than 100 miles per hour, Absorbed the vibrations caused by Hulk himself and It was able to split Ultron's adamantium body in half! Wait up! How can the shield bounce of walls if it absorbs vibrations? Well, Comic book physics are flexible. But, if that's the case, Whenever the shield would be broken, it would create a powerful shockwave!
Wiz: Wow, I've never seen you this smart before.
Boomstick: I have a weakness when it comes to super soldiers...
Wiz: There is really, no real answer. Comic book physics are flexible. But, Cap's shield is not pure Vibranium. It is a mix between Vibranium and Proto-Adamantium. Maybe, just maybe, instead of absorbing kinetic energy, his shield redirects it. But, as far as we can tell, there is no real answer.
Boomstick: Hey, I've been wondering. We haven't talked about durability, strength, reflex and his limits so far. This begs the question, How much is too much for him?
Wiz: Well, as far as healing goes, Cap can shrug off stabs and cuts easily and still perform as well. He has kept his ground in a fight after being stabbed and cut multiple times. This also counts for bullet wounds. While he would feel much more hurt being shot, He can still stand and fight if it didn't hit anything important.
Boomstick: That's what his armor is for right? I mean, his armors has taken a lot of punishment, yet it manages to keep Cap safe. While not entirely bulletproof, Cap's armor can withstand pistols from point blank range. He even managed to survive a gunshot straight to his chest!
Wiz: However, his armor isn't indestructible. That is why he needs to rely on his fighting ability and durability. Cap is master tactician. He has shown to be proficient in Boxing, Judo, Kickboxing and Jujutsu. This was shown when Taskmaster was trying to imitate Cap's fighting style, which he still claims as the toughest one to learn, yet. His durability has allowed him to withstand getting hit by trucks, survive a fall of 60 meters without a scratch and tanking a hit from The Hulk.
Boomstick: In one instance, he could even create small craters after landing a great height without flinching. He'd taken so much beatings that even Namor couldn't make him tire. Like he said, he can do this all day.
Wiz: Even if someone manages to grab a hold of a gun, Cap can see observe things much faster than humans can. Cap even said it himself that he can see things slower. This ability and his many other senses is what makes him such a hard target to shoot and have such an incredible accuracy.
Boomstick: Although he has this much power, He is still human. Weapons still hurt him. Whenever he has taken too much punishment, he tends to be reckless. He still has limits. He can be killed by swords, guns and explosions just like a normal human can, but it's his abilities and skill set that makes him such a hard man to kill. You do not want to mess with a man like that, even in his worst day.
Wiz: Dedication come in all shapes and sizes. After lying about his age and illegally joining the U.S military, Slade Joseph Wilson served his time in the Korean War. His performance got the attention of his superiors and he was assigned to Camp Wahington, where he met Captain Adeline Kane.
Boomstick: Unlike most super soldier backstories, Slade never started out as a weakling. Instead, he mastered every technique Kane had taught him faster than any other man could!
Wiz: Kane was so impressed that they ended up marrying each other in such a short time.
Boomstick: See Wiz, I told you I don't need a brain to get the girl...
Wiz: After the Vietnam war he had fought in, Slade accepted to be the test subject of an immunity serum, which is made to increase a person's immunity towards truth serums. Let's just say.....It did not go well.
Boomstick: Instead, Slade fell into a coma and woke up as a fucking super soldier!
Wiz: Slade found out that he possessed enhanced strength, enhanced speed, enhanced senses and he is able to use 90% of his brain. He became stronger than any man before. He could run at a constant pace for hours without tiring, he could flip cars over and even break down metal walls with one hit! Slade was transformed into the perfect soldier, and he needed a perfect suit to come along with him.
Boomstick: Slade's armor is made are lined with Kevlar and covered with Prometheum mesh. Prometheum is almost indestructible, making Slade almost immune to injury. Not only that Slade is equipped wth a brand new Healing Factor! while he can't regrow organs or missing limbs, Slade's healing factor can heal from gunshots and cuts. Slade once shrugged off a bullet wound and still performed as well as he was before getting shot!
Wiz: His armor and enhanced physicals make him one of the best assassins there ever was. But, Slade doesn't need to use his fist. By saying his arsenal is deadly, you would be underestimating it. Slade is equipped with machine guns, a sniper rifle, small pistols and his iconic Prometheum sword. Being a superhuman and all, his accuracy is second to none, well maybe after Deadshot. Nonetheless, Slade can kill the enemy faster than they can react. Either with his guns, sword or even his fist. Slade's physicals are deadly enough to kill 32 men in just under 2 minutes.
Boomstick: Want more? What about the fact that even Deadshot admits that Deathstroke might be the hardest target he had to shoot. Deathstroke reaction time has proven to be equal to that of superhumans. He can dodge gunfire at point blank range, Easily dodged gunfire from multiple men with machine guns. Heck, he is fast enough to catch cars full speed.
Wiz: Even Batman himself admitted that if one of your moves are milliseconds late, it's game over for you. Deathstroke has mastered more than 50 different styles of martial arts and being in the military, he is a master tactician and will strike you at just the right spot. Plus, his Prometheum sword can cut through almost anything and is almost impossible to break. Keep in mind, Prometheum is the same metal that was used to create Cyborg's body. This material is also used in his armor.
Boomstick: Damn, his arsenal is pretty much everyone's dream. I mean, not only is his arsenal super fucking deadly, he can also use it.
Wiz: Slade is a master swordsman. His cuts are so precise that he managed to stab someone at 16 different spots without killing him. He has handled Nightwing with his electric escrima sticks with only his bare hands, and proved to be dominant. Slade once tore open a metal door with his hands and survived a rocket exploding directly towards his chest! The rocket looked much more like a missile which means Slade tanked a force equivalent to 35,000 newtons of force!
Boomstick: Woah, that's pretty impressive. Not only is that 7 times more than the amount of force needed to break the rib cage, Slade took it like it was nothing, due to his awesome armor and healing factor.
Wiz: Slade also has a reasonable amount of gadgets up his sleeve. He has smoke bombs, small tasers and throwing knives, as well. These gadgets are extremely efficient when engaging in a fist fight, giving him an advantage in both ways of attack.
Boomstick: Also, Slade is a common enemy of the Teen Titans. He has showed his tactical ability in the field and He's also shown to be very proficient in working as a lone wolf. In the more current comics, Slade is now the nemesis of former Robin, Dick Grayson. And in one panel, Slade did a takedown on him without breaking a sweat. Yes, you heard me right! He took out Nightwing without any trouble!
Wiz: But, like everyone else, Slade has a weakness. His arrogance can often lead to stubborness, which can cause him to make rough and uncalculated decisions. This often leads him to an inescapable situation or even worse, a certain loss.
Boomstick: Although this weakness sound very minor, it actually affects Slade greatly in the field. As an assassin, Slade needs to think on the spot. If his thinking is clouded with overconfidence, he might not think as clearly. He might even be distracted during a fight.
Wiz: Still, we can't deny that Slade is the best of the best. His fighting skill and abilty to think on the spot makes him a very dangerous enemy and a force to be reckoned with.
Boomstick: Trust me, you don't want your face to be on his sights...
Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set! Let's end this debate once and for all..
Boomstick: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!!
Far beyond the parades and bright lights of Gotham City, lies the abandoned docks of Gotham Harbor. What used to be a hotspot for criminal activity was now left to rot due to what criminals call "The Batman". As celebration in the Urban areas continued on, The criminal organizations rises up, from where they hope to bury them. Within the area of those docks, stood a warehouse, dark and empty, Or so they thought. What truly lies beyond those broken buildings remain a mystery, as he was never caught...To an ordinary man, he would be the kind of figure lurking in their nightmares. A stroke of death, formerly known as Slade Wilson, The Deathstroke. Surely, a man like that would attract forces of good. And forces of good will come..
S.H.I.E.L.D Quinjet - Headquarters, 6:00 PM
Black Widow: This is it, Gotham City. Criminal Wonderland. We've already tracked your target and we've pinned down his location to the docks. Be careful Steve, He is tricky. Combine it with his superhuman condition and you get the perfect soldier. In this case, the perfect assassin.
Captain America: Great work, as always.. And don't worry about me, I'll be fine. Once I land on the spot, I'll report back to base.
Black Widow: We're expecting you to come back before eight. Can you do that?
Captain America: Sure, why not?
Black Widow: You've never been one to follow orders...
Captain America: come on! Have some little faith will ya?
Steve grabbed a parachute and jumped off, leaving only a wink and a smile. Natasha threw the worry of her face and closed the door. Everyone watched as Steve dissapeared from sight, beneath the havoc of Gotham's docks. Every agent started tracking Steve's location and watched his every move. Natasha put on her earpiece, so she could give Steve any advice that would be useful.
Gotham - Harbor, 6:30 PM
Under the crowd of heroes on the Quinjet, is the warehouse, which has long been abandoned. An area with this condition would make a great hide-out. That kind of strategy would be hard to ignore by the tactical assassin. Slade was the kind of man to use the mess of others to his own advantage. That advantage would be his trump card. Suddenly, a phone rang.
A hand reached out, covered in armor and chainmail. Slade pressed the phone against his ears as the man started talking.
Slade: I know he's coming. I've got all my firearms loaded. Just get the cash ready for me. I'll pick it up in one hour.
Black Mask: You seem confident. Maybe too confident... Your pride would lead to your downfall. Well, time's ticking Slade, be ready. He's like no one you've ever faced. Don't worry, the money's waiting. You'll just have to be alive to take it..
The call ended and Slade grunted in discomfort. He drew his attention on his clock, waiting for it to strike 6:31, the precise time Steve would arrive. the clock ticked once more and a man wearing red and blue snuck in..
Warehouse, 6:35 PM
Captain America: Natasha, come in. I've entered the building. Locating the target now.
Black Widow: According to our INTEL, He should be the only one in the building. Do you see any signs of activity?
Captain America: There's a crate here, but it's empty.
Black Widow: Any footprints? sound?
Captain America: Huh? There's gunpowder residue all over the floor.
Captain America: I haven't detected any sound. You know, this reminds me of a mission I had back in 42.
Black Widow: Stay focused. The last thing we want is you, dead.
Captain America: Oh come on. It's not that bad. He probably left. He is an assassin correct? No assassin would risk being exposed.
Steve turned off his earpiece and to his surprise, the lights flickered on. As a superhuman, Steve was very attentive. He noticed a shadow being cast on the corner of his eye. He became defensive and turned around, shield on hand. Steve tried to make as little noise as possible and proceeded to stay calm. But, he knew he had already been found. He tried to detect every sound and abnormalities in his surroundings. Just then, he heard a faint footstep, coming from behind him. Steve quickly turned around and raises his shield. Steve did it just in time to block a bullet.
Captain America: I have official orders to bring you in. Comply and there will be no harm done.
Deathstroke: I knew a man like you once. Always following orders, putting missions as a first priority. I killed that man..... A long time ago. You remind me too much of him.
Captain America: Fighting me would be a mistake. I'm trying to help you.
Deathstroke: You got your mission, I got mine. There's a generous amount of cash waiting for me. Fighting you is what I want.
Slade pulled the trigger 3 more times, each shot proves to be useless. In reflex, Slade pulls out his M17 SMG and starts shooting uncontrollably, or so it seems. Three bullets ricochets of the floor and pierced Steve's Leg and thigh. No harm was done due to Steve's armor, but Steve was forced to retreat.
Steve took cover behind a wall and started waiting. Cap knew that Slade would eventually run out of bullets. Steve pulled out his pistol. As he was about to shoot, Slade was already gone.
Steve rolls to a decently sized crate and proceeds to throw his shield towards the wall. Even though cap wasn't aiming for anything, the shield acted as a little distraction. Before Slade knew it, Cap grabbed his shield and kicked him through the wall.
Deathstroke: You're tougher than you look.
Captain America: Never underestimate your enemy. You should've learned that in military.
Deathstroke: Don't tell me what to do..
Steve threw the first punch, which Slade blocked easily. Cap leaned in for a second, but Slade grabbed his arm and used his upper body strength to throw Cap onto a table, breaking it. Steve got up, shaken. Slade continued with a jab, a knee, an elbow and a headbutt to knock Steve off his feet. Slade picked up his pistol, but before he could pull the trigger, Steve used his shield to lift Slade 2 meters into the air, leaving him to suffer a fall that broke the floor beneath him.
Slade realized he had landed on the floor beneath his enemy. Without much time to think, Slade took out his M17 SMG again and started shooting into the ceiling, where Cap was standing. This forced Steve to jump down, where he was greeted with a kick equivalent to 6,000 newtons of force. Steve showed obvious pain as he grunts right after. Once again, Cap took out his pistol and got into his defensive stance. Steve was ready to shoot anything that moves. Steve scanned the room, he went back to being attentive. Slade then appeared from behind the shadows, prepared to do a take-down. But, Steve saw it coming. Steve dodged his attack and grabbed Slade's leg. Steve does a 360 turn and threw Slade out of the window of a 5 story building.
Steve let out a grunt, continued with a sigh. Just as he felt some relief, a grenade popped out from the window, which caght Steve's attention. Steve gasped in shock and covers himself with his shield.
Steve was blasted far enough to hit the ceiling. He fell with strong force and the celing collapsed on him. He stood up, hurt but better. His superhuman body has managed to sustain him and due to his minor healing factor, his wounds had begun to heal. Down below the building, stood The Deathstroke, holding his arm in pain. He grunts as he is still recovering from the fall. He hoped that the blast would finish off his enemy, but he was mistaken. Slade took out his favorite weapon, a weapon that strikes fear into any enemy he's faced, one that would kill and could not be broken. His prometheum sword...
He takes a final glance at the building and shouts...
Deathstroke: Had enough?
Captain America: Quite the contrary.
Deathstroke: I figured..
Slade jumps with all his power and stabs his sword into the concrete. Slade managed to climb to Steve's location within seconds and Steve readies his shield.
Captain America: Come on! Show me what you got...
Deathstroke: How naive of you...
Steve would not leave empty handed. He readied himself and jumped down, using his shield as protection. Slade took off his helmet and raises his blade.Steve's reflection could be seen, shining on the thin edges of the Prometheum sword.
Deathstroke: Now you've seen my face. It gives me more reasons to kill you.
Captain America: I respect your enthusiasm, but your blade, sadly, won't stack up.
Deathstroke: Never underestimate someone's weapon. Should have learned that in military.
Both soldiers clenched their fists. One one side was heroism, and on the other, a trace of evil.
Slade launched himself to the air. He flipped and headed down, sowrd first. Steve blocked his opponent's attack and kicked him in the abdomen. Steve then used his shield and struck Slade continiously in the face. Slade stood his ground and blocked Steve's next attack. Right after, Slade proceeded to uppercut Steve to the rocky, solid rubble in the ground.
Deathstroke: Now, you will die.
Slade's eyes widened, he ran up to Steve, full speed, and slashed him once in the leg. Slade kept going. He continued to the chest, then the arms. Steve grabbed a hold of his enemy and threw him backwards, only for Slade to land firmly and slash him once again on the cheek. Steve, hurt, picked up his shield and threw it directly at Slade. Slade jumped over it and grinned. By the time Slade realized that Steve wasn't worried, it was already too late. The shield bounced and hit Slade on the back, which caused him to be flunged forwards into Steve's hands. Steve then kicked him once in the leg, causing Slade to lose balance, and continued with a flip kick, which sends Slade away, hitting a nearby concrete wall.
Steve's enhanced strength caused the concrete to break into pieces. As they started falling one by one, Slade used the situation as an advantage and dissapears out of sight. The dust caused by the rubble was amplified, as Slade threw a smoke bomb. Steve grew confused. He had no idea where his opponent had gone.
From the shadows, Slade threw his Prometheum sword. He threw it with such precision and strength that it Managed to break Steve's grip on his shield. Suddenly, from the other side of the darkess, Slade launched himself towards Steve and used his knee to knock Steve off his feet. Steve rolled to safety and grabbed a piece of wood, which he used to hit Slade once, forcing him back to the shadows.
Steve turned in confusion. On the ground, he saw a grenade, which slowly rolled towards his location. Steve kicked the Grenade away from sight as quickly as he could. The explosion gave Steve a glimpse, that lasted a second, of Slade's hiding spot. Steve runs towards the location, but then quickly realizes his mistake.
Captain America: Oh no..
Steve was exposed. The explosion had caused the destruction of the concrete walls, which resulted in more smoke covering Steve's area. But, as soon as he stepped out, Slade got a clear shot.
Captain America: AARRGHHH!
The bullet went through Steve's shoulder, and another one through Steve's leg. Steve kneeled on the ground, arms wrapped around his thigh, trying to hold the pain.
Deathstroke: Better make your last words count, Cap....
Steve grinned. He swiped the dust off his eyes..
Captain America: Natasha, launch the-
Slade's last bullet, now fired. Slade stands stall as The Captain's expressions grew still.
Steve's body fell, eyes still wide open. His face now expressionless and his blood was splattered all over the floor.
Black Widow: Steve? Steve? Do you copy? What happened?
Deathstroke: Don't try....I'm already gone.
Black Widow: What did you do to Steve? WHAT DID YOU DO?!
There was no reply.
The docks cleared up and it was now empty. The only thing present was Steve's lifeless body and his shield, laid beside him...
Boomstick: A moment of silence please, for our fallen hero...
Wiz: This was an extremely close match since both have similiar levels of strength, speed and skill. The fight comes down to their arsenal and their advantages in different types of combat.
Boomstick: When engaging in a fist fight, Deathstroke is obviously much more skilled than Captain America. Deathstroke has managed to keep up with other tactical fighters, such as Batman, Nightwing and The Red Hood. Even Batman admits that your moves can't be a millisecond late when fighting Slade!
Wiz: But, when the fight becomes defensive, Cap has the advantage. Captain America's weapon is designed to protect him from anything. It can also be used for close combat and it also work surprisingly well as a long ranged weapon. Steve's reaction speed is also very similiar to Slade, which means Slade would be hitting nothing but his shield.
Boomstick: Like we said, Deathstroke has been able to withstand a hit up to 35,000 newtons of force. Captain America's greatest feat was stopping a car by hitting it. To break metal, you need to punch like, super hard. This can add up to more than 50-60,000 newtons of force.
Wiz: But, Deathstroke has also shown to be able to quickly recover after getting hit by a speeding car, So a couple of The Captain's hits won't do much damage. Plus, his armor is far better than Steve's. Mainly due to it being Prometheum.
Boomstick: In long range combat, Steve only has his shield going for him. I..uhh kinda feel bad. Deathstroke has pistols, SMGs, and even Sniper Rifles. I think it's obvious who has the upper hand in this case. Cap might be able to see slower, but Deathstroke has tagged people in a moving car, through a tinted window. Plus, Cap hasn't shown that he could dodge continuous fire, wuthout his shield, from a marksman as good as Deathstroke.
Wiz: When you look at the stats, You might think that Deathstroke is clearly winning this by a landslide. But, that is simply not true. As a soldier, Steve is much more disciplined than Slade. Steve is much calmer in dangerous situations, making him an unpredictable enemy, even for Slade Wilson.
Boomstick: But Sadly, That is not enough to give him the win. Deathstroke is one force to be reckoned with.
Wiz: Not even Captain America can take down the world's greatest assassin.
Boomstick: Captain America just didn't have a shot.
Wiz: The winner is Deathstroke...