Nico Nico

Coming all the way from Japan, Nico Nico enters the battle! Don’t get too close to Terebi-chan, as many devious tricks are hidden behind the cute face on its screen. The voice samples it emits are just a small sample of the toolset this little television has prepared for the tournament. With the sounds of Miku, Aniki, and many more, this contestant is ready to win the crown and go MAD with power!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring sources popular on Nico Nico Douga
  • Rips featuring music from popular late-2000s anime
  • Examples
  • Inmu, Ippon Manzoku, Promise, Dance Robot Dance, Cheetahmen 2
  • IOSYS’ well-known Touhou remixes, e.g. Cirno’s Perfect Math Class or Overdrive
  • Fuwa Fuwa Time, Hare Hare Yukai, Luka Luka★Night Fever
Illustration: 813N (@813N_)

Rhythm Masters

Brought together through the power of bangers, Hakuko and Don-chan set their sights on a perfect full combo all the way to the crown title. Whether it be by twisting knobs, tapping keys, or swiping at a washing machine, this duo can conquer any rhythmic challenge! Get ready for the ultimate tournament beatdown deluxe version, ta-don!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music from rhythm games
  • Rips featuring music by artists with frequent appearances in rhythm games
  • Examples
  • Dreams of Our Generation, Mausoleum Mash, Xepher, Brain Power, FREEDOM DIVE
  • Songs by Camellia, Sakuzyo, Shinji Hosoe (sampling masters MEGA)
Illustration: dr. awesome (@DrAwesome125)
and Keeby (@KeebyAstrokat)


Looking for the perfect contestant to stir things up a little bit? No problem! Our state of the art Hyper Operative Baking and Ripping Technology, or “HOBaRT” for short, comes straight from Australia with the power and durability to mix both the toughest doughs and the highest quality rips. Built to withstand any challenge that comes its way — HOBaRT is unstoppable.

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music related to or from Australia
  • Rips featuring cooking or food-related music
  • Rips featuring Hobart
  • Rips featuring music by Lil Jon
  • Examples
  • Cooking by the Book (LazyTown), songs from Cooking Mama
  • Down Under by Men at Work, music from Crash Bandicoot
  • Hobart Drive by Jerry Galeries
Illustration: Coach (@CoachArt_)

Jack Bros.

He may be small, he may melt under even the slightest bit of heat, and he may ho, but Jack Frost sure isn’t going to melt under this pressure. Armed with some weak Bufu skills, his pal Mothman’s piercing gaze, and just a couple of Life Stones to their names, they’re ready to give this contest a shot. Today the Shinjuku underground, tomorrow the world!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music from games developed or published by Atlus
  • Examples
  • Songs from Megami Tensei and its sequels/spinoffs, including Persona and Devil Survivor
  • Songs from the Etrian Odyssey, Trauma Center, Power Instinct, and Growlanser series
  • Songs from Catherine, Radiant Historia, Odin Sphere, or BlaZeon
Illustration: Eevee (@eivuiee)

Johnny Bravo

Whoa, mama! Johnny Bravo steps into the ring, along with his charm, dance moves, dashingly good looks, and all the music from his fellow Cartoon Network superstars he could carry with him. (And, to be fair, that’s a lot; check the pecs!) Of course, he doesn’t care about the crown itself — he’s just in it because he knows he’ll easily get the adoration of all the women in the audience… or, at least, that’s what he thinks, anyway.

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music from Cartoon Network original properties
  • Rips featuring music from Hanna-Barbera shows that have aired on Cartoon Network (excluding The Flintstones and The Jetsons)
  • Examples
  • The Johnny Bravo theme
  • Music from the Scooby-Doo franchise
  • Adventure Time songs
  • CN bumper music like Powerhouse and the Cartoon Cartoons theme
Illustration: davidbecile (DeviantArt link)

Dr. Robotnik

Snooping as usual, Dr. Robotnik invades the tournament! With his hands on that crown, Robotnik may finally be able to fulfill his dream of ruling Mobius, and capture that heinous hedgehog he hates so much… or at least he thinks. However, if he truly wants a chance to be king, he will have to give himself a promotion!

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music from any Sonic cartoon before Sonic X
  • Rips featuring music from any Sonic game on a SEGA console (and Sonic Mania)
  • Rips featuring music from
    the Puyo Puyo series
  • Classic-style YTP/edits
    that feature Dr. Robotnik
  • Examples
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine music
  • Robotnik’s theme from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Illustration: ackrostation (@ackrostation)

Mariya Takeuchi

Mariya Takeuchi, creator of the hit song “Plastic Love,” has made her way into the battle! Born in 1955, she is one of the oldest fighters on the roster, but we highly recommend that you don’t underestimate her. They say her music has the power to control the algorithm of life itself…

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring music by Mariya Takeuchi…
  • …or her husband, Tatsuro Yamashita
  • Rips related to/in the genres of city pop and future funk
  • Examples
  • Plastic Love, Yume no Tsuzuki, Shiawase no Monosashi
  • Ride on Time, Love talkin ‘honey it’s you’, Magic Ways
  • Urusei Yatsura opening/ending songs, MACROSS 82-99 tracks
Illustration: thefluffyslipper (@fluffySlipper1)

Jack & Elmo

Hey, how’s it going? He’s Jack, and with his friend Elmo, he’s going to educate the tournament on the magic of octagons! Complete with a stop sign and great tunes, Jack and Elmo will stop at nothing to become the kings of this tournament.

  • Sources
  • YTPMVs of Jack Black, especially clips of his appearances on Sesame Street
  • Rips featuring music from Sesame Street and The Muppets
  • Rips featuring music by Tenacious D or otherwise related to Jack Black
  • Rips related to edutainment games
  • Examples
  • Elmo’s World, Rubber Ducky,
    The Muppet Show theme
  • Tribute, The Metal, Pick of Destiny, songs from Brutal Legend
  • Brain Age, games by Humongous Entertainment, Math Blaster, Mario’s Time Machine
Illustration: Cosmic (@C0smicAscensi0n) and Eevee (@eivuiee)


Nyeh heh heh! Everyone’s favorite soon-to-be member of the Royal Guard has put his human-hunting quest aside to join the competition! Equipped with his staple “battle body”, Papyrus will surely cook up a pasta dish that will trounce even the most fearsome opponents.

  • Sources
  • Rips featuring Papyrus himself
  • Rips featuring music from puzzle games
  • Rips featuring music related to skeletons
  • Rips related to pasta
  • Examples
  • Bonetrousle, Dating Start/Fight, Snowdin
  • Songs from Skeleton Boomerang, Grim Fandango and Mr. Bones
  • Tetris: Type A,
    Songs from the Picross series
  • Unfounded Revenge
Illustration: Keeby (@KeebyAstrokat)

Mr. Krabs

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs has found great success as owner of the world-renowned Krusty Krab, but couldn’t pass up a chance to promote his business further… and a shot at that expensive looking crown! This crustaceous cheapskate’s greed knows no bounds; just don’t tell him that we don’t actually offer a cash prize.

  • Sources
  • Rips related to the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise
  • Pirate-themed rips
  • Rips related to crabs
  • Rips related to money
  • Examples
  • Sweet Victory, Electric Zoo,
    Stadium Rave A
  • Sea shanties, songs by Alestorm, music from Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Crab Rave, 1NF3$+@+!0N
  • Whales by Hail Mary Mallon, Money for Nothing by Dire Straits
Illustration: DeepseaFishy (@DeepseaFishy)