[Note:Socrates is in vanilla, Nietzsche is in brown, Voltaire is in orange, Lao Tzu is in yellow, Sun Tzu is in red, and Confucius is in gray. If either group is rapping together, they will appear in regular text.]
The Western Philosophers:
I'm coming off the Acropolis to start some pandemonium.
Don't bring limp raps to a pimp slap symposium!
The mad gadfly, philosophy was my invention!
Rolling with the flyest nihilist,and me, their French henchman!
We've got the wisdomand the witthat even I couldn't question!
Dropping Western medicine on these East infections!
It's evidentyou've never been our type of mental brethren!
However, the opponents are standing side by side when the announcer says, "Epic—", before shouting, "Quiet!"
This battle features the most amount of individual rappers rapping against one another, at a total of six.
This is the first battle where the locations are shown to be separated in three-dimension.
This is the third battle where the locations are not separated with a straight line.
This is the first team battle to not feature fictional characters.
This battle has the most non-fictional rappers, at six.
On August 22, 2016, Confucius' quote, "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop," was written in the description, followed by the sentence "Season 5.5 will be with you shortly."
After the release of Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton, the quote was changed to, "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. A new ERB will be with you shortly."
This is the first battle where a character portrayed by Nice Peter and a character portrayed by Zach Sherwin are on the same team.
This battle has the second most title cards, at six.
This is also the second team battle where each team member was introduced individually.
This is the first battle where a rapper creates his own beat, which in this case, is through beatboxing.
This is the fifth battle to have additional music added in created by the ERB crew.
In Voltaire's title card, he is seen doing the "West Side" hand gesture, in reference to Western Philosophy and West Coast "gangsters" in the U.S., who largely helped spread the influence of rap.
During some points in the battle, MC Jin's tattoo is clearly visible on his neck.
Confucius has a ponytail throughout the battle, which is incorrect, as only the Chinese in the Qing Dynasty would have them, while Confucius was from the Zhou Dynasty.
At 0:18, Socrates is glitched into the ground.
At 2:58, Lao Tzu's arm is seen around Sun Tzu's shoulder, but in the previous shot, it isn't.
Sun Tzu mispronounces "Laozi" as lao-zee, when the correct pronunciation is lao-zer, due to discrepancies between Korean/Japanese and Mandarin.
In the line, "…our type of mental brethren," Nietzsche's mouth is not moving despite being heard in the audio.
During the "What is winning? Who is next? You decide!" sequence, the audio of the Western Philosophers' argument is focused in the right speaker, while the audio of the Eastern Philosophers' argument is focused in the left speaker, despite the Western Philosophers being shown on the left side of the screen and the Eastern Philosophers being shown on the right side of the screen.
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