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Terminator vs Robocop
Terminator vs Robocop
Battle information
Release date June 22, 2015
Number 54
Views 50M
Length 3:09
Timeline
Previous David Copperfield vs Harry Houdini
Next Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers
Beat Information
Beat(s) Cold War
BPM 140
Beat producer(s) Diamond Style Productions
Other information
Actors Nice Peter
EpicLLOYD
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rappers RoboCop In BattleTerminator In Battle
Cameos Two ED-209s
Location(s) Detroit, Michigan
ESI Steel

Terminator vs Robocop is the fifty-fourth installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the ninth episode of Season 4. It features cyborg assassin from its eponymous film series, the Terminator, rapping against cybernetically enhanced police officer, RoboCop. It was released on June 22nd, 2015.

Cast

Nice Peter as RoboCop

EpicLLOYD as the Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator in the form of the announcer (video only)

Two ED-209s (cameos)

Lyrics

RoboCop:

Freeze! I suggest you use your right to remain silent

Before I show your Gobot ass some Detroit violence!

I'm like an X-Wing commander 'cause I stay on target.

I take over these streets like I'm a farmers' market!

I wonder where the Cyberdyne research went

That they couldn't fix your funky Hans and Franz accent!

They sent you back to kill a child, but he's defeating you still.

They should have made a time-traveling morning-after pill!

And I didn't think I had any feelings left inside me,

But my heart was surely broken after Terminator 3!

I'm RoboCop, and I got the flow

To beat 'roided-out C-3PO!

I got the mic control like alt, delete.

Your move, creep!

The Terminator:

Wrong. I have detailed files on the conclusion of your trilogy.

That movie failed Detroit worse than the automotive industry!

I am T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101,

And I'll be sweeping up your robo-bits like paperclips when I'm done!

My rapping attack is a massive dispatch of bazookas and gats and grenades

That rapidly bashes your brains and dismantles that puny pea shooter that fits in your leg!

We're not the same! You peel away my perfect skin, you find super computers!

You look like Krang wearing a cold press juicer!

They left off your balls when your suit was created!

"I still love you, Alex." Bullshit! Your sex life is terminated!

Based on my detailed analysis of the lyrical structure of battle raps,

It's time for your next shit verse, and then… I'll be back!

RoboCop:

You don't know love; you don't know honor.

You only know a programmed robot boner for John Connor!

(Uh!) OCP gave me the skills to wreck this.

I can't help it if I'm fresh; it's my prime directive!

[The Terminator punches RoboCop in the face.]

The Terminator:

I'll punch through your face hole and rip out your vocal cords,

Then mail your space helmet back to Geordi La Forge!

[The Terminator attempts to shoot at RoboCop, but misses.]

RoboCop:

Nice try, but I'm too quick on the draw.

What can go wrong for you will, creep: Murphy's Law!

[RoboCop shoots at The Terminator.]

The Terminator:

Chill out, dickwad. Your emotions are wrecking your flow!

I couldn't find a decent rhyme in your line if I was in search mode!

You're too slow! I blow more steam through machines than a barista!

It's Judgment Day, baby. Hasta la vista!

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Trivia

General

  • This is the sixth battle where both title characters are fictional.
    • This is the eighth battle with one fictional character going against another at any point in the battle.
  • This is the third battle to feature a three-dimensional Epic Rap Battles of History logo.
    • This is also the second battle to show the ERB logo in an animated style.
  • At the very end of the battle, the announcer, referencing the T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, morphs into Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator to finish saying "Epic Rap Battles of History". Schwarzenegger is famous for portraying the iconic version of the Terminator in the movies.
  • On August 22, 2016, "Season 5.5 will be back soon. It's our prime directive" was written in the description of the video.

Production

  • The two ED-209s who made a cameo appearance, were animated by Forrest Whaley, who also animated Zeus vs Thor.
  • This is the fifth battle to feature a non-YouTube celebrity.
  • Not counting stunt doubles, this is the third battle to feature a rapper portrayed by different actors throughout the video.
  • This battle advertises Terminator Genisys, making it the second battle to be used as an advertisement for an upcoming release.
    • The arm used during the line "We're not the same! You peel away my perfect skin, you find super computers!" was provided by Paramount Pictures, who distributed the film.
  • All three behind the scenes videos for the battle are titled as "Terminator vs RoboCop" instead of the battle's title, "Terminator vs Robocop".

Continuity

  • The Terminator is the second rapper to use the phrase "Hasta la vista". In Steve Jobs vs Bill GatesHAL 9000 uses the line as a reference to the Terminator as it is a homicidal computer as well.
    • Coincidentally, the line was used as the battle's finishing line both times.
  • This is the third battle where both rappers have three verses.

References

  • During the line, "dismantles that puny pea shooter that fits in your leg!", the Terminator in the background is referencing the famous shotgun spin he did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • The Terminator's search mode text has a few references.
    • "Firepower - Cool in the 80s, maybe" is a reference to Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood.
    • "Coded by Gilfoyle" is a reference to the HBO television show Silicon Valley.
      • Bertram Gilfoyle is a very emotionless character in Silicon Valley, making reference to RoboCop's programming making him emotionless.
  • RoboCop's prime directives include:
    • Serve the public trust.
    • Maximize blood squibs.
    • Defeat all sucker emcees.
    • Be fresh as fuck.

Errors

  • On the cover art, parts of RoboCop's arm are missing.
  • The C in RoboCop's name is lowercase in the title.
  • RoboCop refers to “staying on target” like an X-Wing commander. However, this is actually said twice in A New Hope by Gold Leader, the Y-Wing commander.
  • The line "I take over these streets like I'm a farmers' market!" is missing an apostrophe in the subtitles.
  • During the line "They should have made a time-traveling morning-after pill!", "time-traveling" and "morning-after" are unhyphenated in the subtitles.
  • During the line "To beat 'roided-out C-3PO!", "'roided-out" is missing a hyphen and an apostrophe in the subtitles.
  • During the line "I am T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101", "Systems Model" is not capitalized in the subtitles.
  • On the screen when RoboCop shoots the Terminator, "Acquired" is misspelled as "Aquired"

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