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  • (Cues: Wiz & Boomstick - Brandon Yates)

  • Wiz: Some people are born to be heroes or villains.

  • But many are thrust upon these roles with very little regard and must simply make the best of their new stressful life.

  • Boomstick: Like Black Widow, the covert enemy turned ally of the Avengers.

  • Wiz: And Widowmaker, the deadly but unwitting adversary of Overwatch.

  • 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!

  • Natalia Romanov, more commonly known as the anglicized Natasha Romanoff, is one of the more curious members of the legendary Avengers.

  • Boomstick: Yeah, unlike most of them, she doesn't have any ridiculous superpowers.

  • And she even started out as a bad guy!

  • Wiz: Like many secret agents, Natasha's past is a mystery.

  • One account claimed she was raised by a soldier named Ivan Petrovich, who taught her the art of combat.

  • His teachings were so affluent, that Natasha was kidnapped by an order of assassins known as The Hand, intending to train her as their master assassin.

  • Boomstick: Luckily, Wolverine and Captain Boy Scout rescued her.

  • But, she eventually put her talents to use, workin' for the KGB and becomin' a famous ballerina.

  • Wiz: However, the most likely story was that Petrovich admitted a young Natasha to a secret soviet program called the Black Widow Ops.

  • There, in the infamous Red Room, Natasha was trained to be the deadliest spy in the world.

  • Boomstick: She learned all sorts of stealth, assassination, and martial arts techniques.

  • Includin' the newly invented Sambo style.

  • Which is basically like street fightin' Judo mixed with the craziest grapplin' moves ever.

  • Like, how does she even do that?

  • Are Russians magic?

  • Wiz: She learned dozens of other martial arts, including Karate, Mui Tay, Aikido, and Kung Fu.

  • Boomstick: And she's mastered all sorts of weaponry, becomin' an expert marksman.

  • Damn, sign me up for the spider ops!

  • Wiz: Don't get the wrong idea.

  • The Red Room was Brutal.

  • Natasha was brainwashed, literally programmed with false memories, which included her days as a ballerina.

  • She was even forced to duel other members to the death.

  • Crazy to think about considering how much went into each one's training.

  • But all the more to transform her into the ultimate stone-cold spy, codenamed Black Widow.

  • Boomstick: Eh, sometimes that's what you got to do if you want to be a winner.

  • When I was a kid, Mama Boomstick trained me and some friends to eat over 60 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

  • I was the only one who survived.

  • Wiz: That's...

  • Wow.

  • Boomstick: You should see comin' out.

  • Wiz: Well while Natasha was plenty deadly on her own she got one more gift from the Red Room.

  • Boomstick: A Super Soldier Serum.

  • Because at the time everyone in there dog was trying to make the next Captain America.

  • But she wound up with the knockoff dollar store version 'cause the Nazis decided to kill the only person in the world who knew how to make it.

  • Seriously what was this guy thinkin'?

  • Wiz: Even still she received some impressive benefits.

  • Including a beyond Olympic level physique inhuman resistance to poison and disease and slowed aging.

  • Boomstick: So she gets to keep her good looks for over a century.

  • Wiz: And run up to 35 miles an hour.

  • Boomstick: Just as pretty good too.

  • Wiz: As the Black Widow Natasha quickly proved her dominance over her peers soon becoming the KGB's top operative.

  • Taking on the most perilous of missions It wasn't long until she found herself face to face with an adversary who proved her match...

  • Iron Man.

  • Boomstick: Hey when it takes a super suit with enough mutagen to wipe out a whole city to stop you.

  • Y'know you're pretty good at what you do.

  • Wiz: To destroy Iron Man and his team of Avengers.

  • Black Widow recruited Hawkeye and attempted to sway him to the dark side.

  • But to her surprise.

  • The exact opposite happened.

  • Boomstick: Yeah it turns out Hawkeye is so goddamn handsome that he literally love-struck the brainwashin' out of her.

  • Wiz: And so Black Widow betrayed her country and became an ally of the Avengers.

  • And while keeping up with the likes of Iron Man and Thor is no easy feat.

  • She held her own not just with her amazing talents, but also her plethora of gear and gadgets.

  • Boomstick: Where does she keep them all in that bodysuit?

  • It's like super tight.

  • I mean not that I'm complainin' or anythin', but the legistics are babblin'.

  • Wiz: Well, not only is her suit composed of an abnormally durable Kevlar she has several gadgets hidden within her gauntlets.

  • The Widow's line is a retractable grappling hook that lets her swing like Spider-Man.

  • Cartridges of tear gas pellets and explosives serve obvious purposes and then there's the Widow's Bite.

  • Boomstick: What like a spider bite and how's that supposed to...

  • (Boomstick being electrocuted)

  • Huh?

  • Wow.

  • That was pretty...

  • Shocking Wiz!

  • (Laughs)

  • You broke your glasses idiot!

  • Oh, god I've seen this comin'!

  • Wiz: Even without the KGB Black Widow remains one of the top assassins in the world.

  • She's so skilled with a sniper rifle, she could cut Hawkeye's bowstring while he's in mid shot forcing him to miss his target.

  • To put this in perspective the average thickness of compound bow string is about one hundred of an inch thick.

  • That's as thin as a fingernail.

  • And she made this shot from hundreds of feet away.

  • Boomstick: She's quick enough to easily dodge point-blank gunfire skilled enough to defeat 100 men by herself.

  • And strong enough to snap a guy's neck with just one kick.

  • Wiz: Pretty impressive as it takes around 600 pounds of force to break the human neck.

  • Boomstick: She's so goddamn tough she's takin' a grenade to the face from a few feet away and she was fine.

  • She fell four stories through a mounted sight into a car and she was fine.

  • So much for that Super Serum being dollar-store junk right?

  • Wiz: Well this durability extends beyond physical toughness after all she doesn't exactly have bulletproof skin or anything like that.

  • Rather she possesses a staggeringly strong drive to survive.

  • No matter what.

  • Boomstick: Yeah, like the time when she had to go through intensive surgery while she was still conscious.

  • Just imagine she felt every cut, every pole, every movement as the surgeon sliced open her stomach and sewed up her insides.

  • Despite the incredible pain throughout this entire ordeal which likely lasted several hours for her own sake she could not move a muscle.

  • Boomstick: I think I'm gonna throw up.

  • Oh that reminds me of my vasectomy.

  • Both of 'em.

  • Wiz: But even alongside the Avengers; Natasha maintains a gray sense of morality.

  • Her path to redemption has been a rocky one as her personal quest to destroy the Red Room has left a trail of bodies in its wake.

  • Boomstick: This is one red head you don't want mess with.

  • Wiz: While the stories of many world-class assassins often carry a truckload of baggage.

  • Few are quite as heartbreaking as the case of Amélie Lacroix.

  • Boomstick: That's even more true than you think, but we'll get there.

  • Wiz: Growing up, Amélie never aspired or trained for combat.

  • In fact, she devoted much of her life to becoming a world-renowned ballerina in Paris, France.

  • Boomstick: Y'know, I've noticed it's almost a requirement for all badass assassins to be ballerinas or somethin'.

  • So I've started workin' on a few moves myself.

  • Wiz: What, wait hold on!

  • Amélie's husband, however, was a key figure for Overwatch.

  • A global peacekeeping organization spearheading operations against a terrorist group called Talon.

  • Boomstick: Talon tried over and over to kill this guy, but they just couldn't pull it off.

  • So instead, they kidnapped Amélie.

  • Damn!

  • Not cool.

  • Wiz: Thankfully, Overwatch quickly rescued her, and life returned to normal.

  • Boomstick: Or did it?

  • Nope!

  • Because out of nowhere, Amélie killed her hubbie in his sleep.

  • Wiz: Turns out, the kidnapping wasn't just a simple ransom or attempted lure.

  • Talon ruthlessly subjected Amélie to intense neurological reconditioning.

  • Molding her into the perfect brainwashed sleeper agent.

  • Boomstick: Right, because she was sleepin' next to him in their bed and then bam!

  • First kill!

  • Sleeper agent!

  • Wiz: Right, sure.

  • She returned to Talon to complete their psychological and physiological reconfiguration process.

  • When all was said and done.

  • Amélie Lacroix was no more.

  • In her place stood the cold-hearted assassin known as Widowmaker.

  • Boomstick: Ah, I get why she's called Widowmaker!

  • Though it is kind of weird that the widow she was makin'...

  • Was her.

  • Wiz: Brilliant deduction, Boomstick.

  • Widowmaker embodies the coldhearted killer trope so well, it's actually literal.

  • Talon's experiments slowed her heart rate and suppressed her emotions.

  • Turning her into an actual cold-blooded killing machine.

  • Hence the cold blue skin.

  • Boomstick: That's not really a thing is it?

  • Turnin' your skin blue like that?

  • I just figured she was the girl Smurf all grown up.

  • It's gotta be some trauma.

  • Wiz: There's actually a pretty easy way to turn your skin blue.

  • You just need to drink some coal oil silver.

  • Boomstick: Uh is it safe?

  • Wiz: Oh yeah. Sure. No doubt. It's 100% non-toxic silver.

  • Boomstick: Okay bottoms up.

  • Wiz: (laughs)

  • Anyway, the blue makeover wasn't just for show with her heart rate down her body's movements and vibrations are highly reduced.

  • Boomstick: The blood pulsin' through your hands can actually bump up your shot.

  • It's not by a lot but when you're aimin' at somethin' a thousand yards away even a tiny bit of movement matters.

  • Wiz: This might not sound too difficult until you consider that a typical human heart rate in a stressful situation can exceed 100 beats per minute.

  • A perfect sniper has to time their shots between almost two beats per second.

  • Boomstick: So even though she's started pretty late Widowmaker skip years of killin' people school with just this one little tweak.

  • Wiz: Talon's manifesto is that humanity is made stronger through conflict.

  • And so Widowmaker was taught a variety of different combat and covert techniques to be ready for any violent possibilities.

  • Boomstick: She's ridiculously athletic.

  • Just look at her go.

  • And she's got plenty of handy tools to help her kill people even faster.

  • Wiz: She carries a grappling hook with a 65-foot cable perfect for getting around any terrain in an instant.

  • Her Venom Mines stick to most surfaces and after being triggered by movement release a deadly toxin.

  • Boomstick: And give her a ping in her funny-lookin' spider helmet.

  • Wiz: That's Widowmaker's Recon Visor.

  • Basically multi-screen super goggles.

  • They provide infrared sight that spots heat signatures through walls and transmits multiple feets.

  • Boomstick: Then there's her signature weapon the one the only Widow's Kiss.

  • It may look like an oversized SMG but with a click of a button it turns into a badass Sniper Rifle.

  • As a sniper this baby can fire at four different levels of power a fully charged shot hits ten times stronger than a standard one.

  • Makin' the Widow's Kiss one of the deadliest rifles in the world.

  • Unless you're wearin' some really heavy armor.

  • It'll kill pretty much anyone with just one shot.

  • Wiz build me one now.

  • Wiz: Yeah with your luck your handle probably gets stuck in one of the moving parts and I'll have to be the one to amputate it and build you a mechanical replacement.

  • Yeah I'm in.

  • Boomstick: You don't know that.

  • Stupid Wiz!

  • Wiz: Widowmaker is one of Talon's top agents and has the feats to prove it.

  • She's taken on Overwatch members multiple times.

  • Effortlessly defeating some of their own top agents like fellow sniper Anna Amari whose cybernetic eye can see six times greater than a normal one.

  • And she pulls this off while achieving ulterior goals such as when she baited Tracer into unknowingly allowing her to assassinate a diplomat.

  • That's some intense on-the-fly multitasking.

  • Boomstick: And she's way tougher than she looks.

  • Her visor can protect her from a sniper shot to the face and she even took a hit from Doomfist Gauntlet.

  • This thing can take down a skyscraper.

  • But she was fine.

  • While it wasn't wielded by Doomfist himself at the time it clearly struck with some serious power.

  • An average skyscraper ranges between 250 to 300 feet tall.

  • To topple in one go you'd need a force equivalent to at least 2 tons of TNT.

  • Boomstick: You sure Talon didn't slip her some super serum and a drink or anythin'?

  • 'Cause that's ridiculous.

  • Wiz: Also Wild Range combat may be her forte Widowmaker is skilled enough to take out an entire armed security force up close while avoiding their gunfire.

  • Boomstick: The blue bombshell can do it all.

  • Kind of sucks that Talon trained her of all emotion 'cause now she can't appreciate how badass she is.

  • Kind of like how I sometimes forget I have a shotgun for a leg.

  • Until it...

  • AAH! (Shotgun shot)

  • Wiz: God I hate when that happens.

  • Talon's experiments may have yielded astounding results.

  • But I'm not sure they were quite so thorough.

  • In fact every Christmas a certain blue skinned woman can be found leaving a rose at her late husband's grave.

  • So maybe just maybe.

  • Amélie isn't quite gone for good.

  • Widowmaker: A single death can change everything.

  • Wiz: All right the combatants are set.

  • And we've run the data through all possibilities.

  • Boomstick: But first...

  • Wiz: The internet is a complicated beast.

  • Just think about how often you use public online networks like in hotels, restaurants, airports.

  • Boomstick: Or when I borrow my neighbors Wi-Fi I because they never setup the password.

  • Wiz: For those of us who want to protect our privacy this can be disastrous.

  • Public networks can get certain hackers ways to steal your info such as credit cards and emails.

  • The best way to protect yourself is with a virtual private network and ExpressVPN has you covered.

  • Boomstick: ExpressVPN uses their digital magic to encrypt your internet data.

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  • Boomstick: Like Canada.

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