History Series / BattleBots

29th Apr '16 5:34:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season.

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It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season.
season and is set to premiere on June 23 2016.
11th Mar '16 1:18:15 PM TokyoByNight
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Some robots in the ABC reboot serve as the successor to previous robots:
** Bronco is the successor to both Toro & The Matador
** Lock-Jaw is a green-painted heavyweight version of Diesector, with the hammers removed and replaced by extra wheels.
** Complete Control was brought back as a heavyweight version of the middleweight bot with a flamethrower
** Invader is this to Mebabyte.
** Tentomushi will be brought back as a heavyweight version of the original lightweight bot.
** Season 2 will also feature Ultimo Destructo, the successor to the iconic Techno Destructo from the original series.
10th Mar '16 11:12:48 PM TokyoByNight
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Hundreds of robots have competed, but only a fraction of those have made it to television. However, as far as televised seasons go, Season 2 of the ABC reboot takes the cake -- ''56'' different robots will be competing. Compare that to the comparatively tiny 24 of the first season.
10th Mar '16 11:06:43 PM TokyoByNight
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A six-episode revival of the series aired on ABC on June 1st, 2015. The revival is hosted by Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, with assistance from Molly [=McGrath=]. The announcements are now done by Faruq Tauheed. Some changes have been made to the gameplay, notably allowing flamethrowers and the overall removal of weight divisions- with one division set between the limits of the original HW and SHW divisions. It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 48 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]].

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A six-episode revival of the series aired on ABC on June 1st, 2015. The revival is hosted by Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, with assistance from Molly [=McGrath=]. The announcements are now done by Faruq Tauheed. Some changes have been made to the gameplay, notably allowing flamethrowers and the overall removal of weight divisions- with one division set between the limits of the original HW and SHW divisions.

It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 48 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]].
2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season.


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* SerialEscalation: The second season of Battlebots ABC will feature '''''56''''' robots competing, on a ''televised'' playing field. This is almost unheard of.
13th Jan '16 6:06:40 AM Aomic
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* CheerfulChild: The ever-adorable [[Series/RobotWars "Little" Joe and Ellie Watts]] of "Bigger Brother"/ "Little Sister" fame.
23rd Dec '15 10:41:04 PM Adannor
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** In the ABC season, Bronco's first two matches both consisted of it flipping the other robot upside-down and into the screws on the side of the arena, rendering them unable to move.
*** Tombstone's first two matches consist of it starting up its horizontal spinner weapon and ripping apart its enemies like they're made of tissue paper.

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** In the ABC season, Bronco's first two matches both consisted of it flipping the other robot upside-down and into the screws on the side of the arena, rendering them unable to move.
*** Tombstone's first two matches consist of it starting up its
move. In the same season, the horizontal spinner weapon bots' Tombstone and Icewave first matches consisted of them starting up their weapons and ripping apart its their enemies like they're made of tissue paper.
18th Nov '15 7:09:10 AM Papercut1
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A six-episode revival of the series aired on ABC on June 1st, 2015. The revival is hosted by Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, with assistance from Molly [=McGrath=]. The announcements are now done by Faruq Tauheed. Some changes have been made to the gameplay, notably allowing flamethrowers and the overall removal of weight divisions- with one division set between the limits of the original HW and SHW divisions. It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 32 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]].

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A six-episode revival of the series aired on ABC on June 1st, 2015. The revival is hosted by Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, with assistance from Molly [=McGrath=]. The announcements are now done by Faruq Tauheed. Some changes have been made to the gameplay, notably allowing flamethrowers and the overall removal of weight divisions- with one division set between the limits of the original HW and SHW divisions. It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 32 48 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]].
17th Nov '15 4:33:10 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ImprovisedWeapon: In Season 5, two of the champions decided to modify their bots beyond their expectations in anticipation of fights ahead. Diesector removed its hammers, added a plow to the rear, and a proboscis to its nose in its fight against Final Destiny. Later on, T-Minus uses an extension of its flipping arm against Hazard. In the reboot, Ghost Raptor's primary weapon was destroyed, and the team built an anti-spinner weapon with scrap that was available around the pit, with which they managed to defeat Icewave.
** The designer of Bite Force states that his robot is designed to have interchangeable weapons and defenses in order to adapt to whatever he has to face next.


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* ImprovisedWeapon: In Season 5, two of the champions decided to modify their bots beyond their expectations in anticipation of fights ahead. Diesector removed its hammers, added a plow to the rear, and a proboscis to its nose in its fight against Final Destiny. Later on, T-Minus uses an extension of its flipping arm against Hazard. In the reboot, Ghost Raptor's primary weapon was destroyed, and the team built an anti-spinner weapon with scrap that was available around the pit, with which they managed to defeat Icewave.
** The designer of Bite Force states that his robot is designed to have interchangeable weapons and defenses in order to adapt to whatever he has to face next.
17th Nov '15 4:31:19 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* DarkHorseVictory: Ghost Raptor vs. Icewave. To recap, Icewave was TheDreaded throughout the season, having been seeded at #2 (just behind Tombstone, and compared to Ghost Raptor's #10) and reached the quarterfinals through two massive {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s where it literally tore its opponents to shreds. Ghost Raptor had lost its primary weapon on the first round, and made it that far through sheer luck. Nearly everyone was certain that Icewave was going win without a shout of a doubt. Ghost Raptor then pulled one of the biggest upsets by scoring an awesome KO against Icewave, thanks to an arm attachment called the "De-Icer". It flipped Icewave over, and won the match in less than a minute.

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* DarkHorseVictory: Ghost Raptor vs. Icewave. To recap, Icewave was TheDreaded throughout the season, having been seeded at #2 (just behind Tombstone, and compared to Ghost Raptor's #10) and reached the quarterfinals through two massive {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s where it literally tore its opponents to shreds. Ghost Raptor had lost its primary weapon on the first round, and made had been forced to improvise jury-rigged replacement weapons, narrowly making it that far through sheer a combination of cunning, guts and luck. Nearly everyone was certain that Icewave was going win without a shout of a doubt. Ghost Raptor then pulled one of the biggest upsets by scoring an awesome KO against Icewave, thanks to an arm attachment called the "De-Icer". It flipped Icewave over, and won the match in less than a minute.


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*** LaserGuidedKarma: The hit that had blown Tombstone open in the battle against Bronco was ''totally'' uncalled for as Bronco had already been completely immobilised. Roboteer Ray Billings was fond of showing off the destructive power of Tombstone by [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown laying into already defeated robots to maximise the damage]], often cheekily asking the camera things like "One more for luck?" You could tell [[OhCrap he regretted it immediately]] when he went in for one more shot on the smoking carcass of Bronco and nearly blew his own robot apart.
17th Nov '15 4:05:43 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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