The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

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The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny is a flash animation music video written by Neil Cicierega and animated by Shawn Vulliez. The song features many references to real celebrities and fictional characters competing in a large brawl to the death, in which Fred Rogers from the children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood emerges as the victor at the end.


On December 22nd, 2005, Cicierega[11] (a.k.a. Lemon Demon) and Vulliez[10] (a.k.a. altffour) submitted an animation titled "The Ultimate Showdown"[1] to the flash website Newgrounds. As of May 3rd, 2012, the original Newgrounds submission has received over 12,400,000 views and a rating of 4.35 stars.

Old Godzilla was hoppin' around,
Tokyo City like a big playground,
When suddenly Batman burst from the shade,
And hit Godzilla with a bat grenade,
Godzilla got pissed and began to attack,
But didn't expect to be blocked by Shaq,
Who proceeded to open up a can of Shaq Fu,
When Aaron Carter came out of the blue,
And he started beating up Shaquille O'Neal,
Then they both got flattened by the Batmobile,
But before he could make it back to the Batcave,
Abraham Lincoln popped out of his grave,
And took an AK-47out from under his hat,
And blew Batman away with a rat-a-tat-tat,
But he ran out of bullets and he ran away,
Because Optimus Prime came to save the day!

This is the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny!
Good guys, bad guys and explosions,
As far as the eye can see,
And only one will survive,
I wonder who it will be.
This is the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny.

Godzilla took a bite out of Optimus Prime,
Like Scruff McGruff took a bite out of crime,
Then Shaq came back covered in a tire track,
But Jackie Chan jumped out and landed on his back,
And Batman was injured and trying to get steady,
When Abraham Lincoln came back with a machete,
But suddenly something caught his leg and he tripped,
Indiana Jones took him out with his whip,
Then he saw Godzilla sneaking up from behind,
And he reached for his gun which he just couldn't find,
Because Batman stole it, and he shot and he missed,
And Jackie Chan deflected it with his fist,
Then he jumped in the air and he did a somersault,
While Abraham Lincoln tried to polevault,
Onto Optimus Prime, but they collided in the air,
Then they both got hit by a Care Bear Stare,

This is the ultimate showdown, of ultimate destiny!
Good guys, bad guys and explosions,
As far as the eye can see,
and only one will survive,
I wonder who it will be,
This is the ultimate showdown.

Angels sang out,
in immaculate chorus,
Down from the heavens,
Descended Chuck Norris,
Who delivered a kick,
Which could shatter bones,
Into the crotch,
Of Indiana Jones,
Who fell over on the ground,
Writhing in pain,
As Batman changed back,
Into Bruce Wayne,
But Chuck saw through,
His clever disguise,
And he crushed Batman's head,
In between his thighs.

Then Gandalf the Gray,
And Gandalf the White,
The Monty Python and the Holy Grail's Black Knight,
And Benito Mussolini,
And the Blue Meanie,
And Cowboy Curtis,
And Jambi the Genie,
The Terminator,
Captain Kirk,
And Darth Vader,
Lo Pan,
Every single Power Ranger,
Bill S. Preston,
And Theodore Logan,
The Rock,
Doc Ock,
And Hulk Hogan.
All came out of nowhere lightning fast,
And they kicked Chuck Norris in his cowboy ass,
It was the bloodiest battle that the world ever saw,
With civilians looking on in total awe,
The fight raged on for a century,
Many lives were claimed but eventually,
The champion stood,
The rest saw the better,
Mr. Rogers in a blood stained sweater,

This is the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny!
Good guys, bad guys and explosions,
As far as the eye can see,
And only one will survive,
I wonder who it will be,
This is the ultimate showdown!
(this is the ultimate showdown)
This is the ultimate showdown!
(this is the ultimate showdown)
This is the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny!


On December 28th, 2005, the animation received the Newgrounds "Weekly Users' Choice" award for being the highest rated flash movie that week. The movie was subsequently uploaded to the flash animation sites Albino Blacksheep[2] and Weebl's Stuff [3] on unknown dates. On July 2nd, 2006, the song was featured on the Dr Demento[12] Internet radio show as the "#1 song of 2006 thus far." On August 8th, 2006, an adult parody titled "The Ultimate Orgy" was submitted to Newgrounds[7] by author NotSafeForWork, which depicted homosexual acts between many of the characters from the original animation.

On April 7th, 2007, user tomgibbens uploaded the original animation to YouTube, which received over five million views in five years. On January 10th, 2008, a parody version featuring a variety of anime characters (shown below, left) was uploaded to YouTube by user nintendoitright. On May 9th, 2009, YouTuber legolooney uploaded a stop motion animation version of the video (shown below, right). On April 13th, 2010, the first Urban Dictionary[8] definition was submitted by user UltimateShowdown, which described the song as a "battle between almost every hero in the world."

On June 18th, 2011, YouTuber BronyMike uploaded a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic parody titled "The Ultimare Foaldown of Ultimane Despony", which featured edited clips from the Hasbro television show accompanied by Cicierega's original song. The following day, the video was posted on the My Little Pony enthusiast blog Equestria Daily.[9]

ROFLCon Appearances

In April of 2008, Neil Cicierega performed with his band Lemon Demon during the "Music Show of the Memes" at the biennial Internet culture conference ROFLCon. In May of 2010, Cicierega discussed his animations in a panel during the second ROFLCon event.

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then Gandalf the great
and Gandalf the White
and Monty Python and the Holy Grail's Black Knight
and Benito Mousalini
and the Blue meanie
Cowboy Curtis
and John B the genie
The Robo Cop
The terminator
Captain Curk
and Darth Vadar
every single Powerranger
Phil S Creston
and Theodore Logan
Spock "The Rock" "Doc Oc" and Hulk Hogan

And yes I recited that completely from memory :D

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