History Series / BattleBots

24th Mar '17 6:45:49 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficulty to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.

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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficulty difficult to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.
14th Mar '17 10:49:17 AM thelivingtoad
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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficult to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.

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*** Most of the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficult difficulty to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.
14th Mar '17 10:37:32 AM thelivingtoad
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** MOE (stands for Marvel of Engineering) was most certainly NOT a marvel in the early seasons. It was seemingly MadeOfPlasticine and its weapon was totally useless. Then Season 4 rolled around. Cue MOE ripping the wheels off its opponents and smashing large chunks out of them, advancing deep into the tournament. The only reason it went out early in the fifth season is because it had problems with its weapon.

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** MOE (stands for Marvel of Engineering) was most certainly NOT a marvel in the early seasons. It was seemingly MadeOfPlasticine and its weapon was totally useless. Then Season 4 rolled around. Cue MOE ripping the wheels off its opponents and smashing large chunks out of them, advancing deep into the tournament. The only reason it went out early in the fifth season is because it had problems with its weapon. Ray Billings has said that MOE's season 4 design was the direct inspiration for his robot Tombstone.
14th Mar '17 10:31:58 AM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove it from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove it from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series seasons it competed, competed in, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
14th Mar '17 10:30:23 AM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot it from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
19th Feb '17 10:35:40 AM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and a robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
19th Oct '16 7:07:31 AM F1Krazy
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** On a less negative note, ABC Season 2 wasn't the first robot combat tournament in which [[spoiler:the 19th seed reached the final by beating a highly-fancied spinner in a shock upset, only to lose to the top seed in the final]]. It happened first in ''Series/RobotWars'' Series 4.
11th Oct '16 11:24:29 AM F1Krazy
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* RosesAreRed: Parodied in one of Faruq's introductions for Cobalt (the fight was reduced to highlights, so the line wasn't aired, but the full fight plus the introduction was later uploaded to Youtube):

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* RosesAreRed: Parodied in one of Faruq's introductions for Cobalt in ABC Season 2 (the fight was reduced to highlights, so the line wasn't aired, but the full fight plus the introduction was later uploaded to Youtube):



* SerialEscalation: The second season of Battlebots ABC will feature '''''56''''' robots competing, on a ''televised'' playing field. This is almost unheard of (in Battlebots at least; ''Series/RobotWars'' went up to 128 entrants in some series).

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* RussianReversal: Another of Faruq's introductions, this time for Bite Force in ABC Season 1:
-->'''Faruq''': This bot's so tough, when it goes to the dentist, ''it'' drills ''him!''
* SerialEscalation: The second season of Battlebots ABC will feature '''''56''''' robots competing, on a ''televised'' playing field.featured ''56'' robots[[note]]57 if you include Road Rash, and even more if you count multibots and drones separately[[/note]], ''all'' of whom received televised appearances. This is almost unheard of (in Battlebots at least; ''Series/RobotWars'' went up to 128 entrants in some series).



** In the second season of the reboot, Ghost Raptor suffered from this more so than anyone else. Despite making the final four in the previous series (Complete with taking out crowd favourite Icewave along the way) and [[InformedAttribute supposedly having a much stronger blade weapon in this series]], it got [[CurbStompBattle completely humiliated twice]]-- first by Son of Whyachi mauling it in Round One, and then making the Wildcards, where it was quickly flipped and left for dead by Razorback.

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** In the second season of the reboot, Ghost Raptor suffered from this more so than anyone else. Despite making the final four in the previous series (Complete with series, taking out crowd favourite Icewave along the way) way, and [[InformedAttribute supposedly having a much stronger blade weapon in this series]], it got [[CurbStompBattle completely humiliated twice]]-- first by Son of Whyachi mauling it in Round One, and then making the Wildcards, where it was quickly flipped and left for dead by Razorback.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Some robots in the ABC reboot serve as the successor to previous robots:

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Some Several robots in the ABC reboot serve as the successor to previous robots:



** Lock-Jaw is a green-painted heavyweight version of Diesector, with the hammers removed and replaced by extra wheels.

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** Lock-Jaw is a green-painted heavyweight version of Diesector, with the hammers removed and replaced by with extra wheels.



** Invader is this to Mebabyte.

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** Invader is this to Mebabyte.Megabyte.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Dr. Inferno Jr's driver, Jason Bardis, claimed that his robot was retiring after its Season 3 tournament win. It entered the Season 4 tourney and lost in its first battle (and it was never aired, so viewers actually thought he DID retire), then returned in full force in Season 5. See {{Only A Flesh Wound}} for what happened next.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: Dr. Inferno Jr's driver, Jason Bardis, claimed that his robot was retiring after its Season 3 tournament win. It entered the Season 4 tourney and lost in its first battle (and it was never aired, so viewers actually thought he DID retire), then returned in full force in Season 5. See {{Only A Flesh Wound}} OnlyAFleshWound for what happened next.
4th Oct '16 10:13:43 PM thelivingtoad
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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of Jamie Hyneman's Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which used an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.

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** Several of the robots that had been feared, strong contenders in the early days of robot combat had become functionally obsolete by the time of the Comedy Central show. The most notable case was of [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman's Hyneman]]'s Blendo, one of the first full-body spinners and robot that was at one time considered so vicious and dangerous that Hyneman was twice asked to remove the robot from competition and given a special award. As early as the 1999 Las Vegas pay-per-view, Blendo had begun to show its age, as robots began to be built with modifications to specifically counter it. Additionally, advancements in the full-body spinner field made Blendo - which used never received significant updates and kept using an internal combustion engine that was started by Hyneman ''manually starting the robot with a power drill'' - seem like yesterday's news. In the three television series it competed, it never won a single match, despite receiving byes into the first round each time due to its reputation. Other very early, pioneering robots like La Machine and The Master went through similar decay, although The Master did well enough in season 3 to make it all the way to the quarter-finals.
4th Oct '16 9:36:14 PM thelivingtoad
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*** Most of those wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficult to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.

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*** Most of those the Robot Action League's wins are courtesy of their best known robot, Tentoumushi, Lisa Winter's famous ladybug sandbox robot. It and its ABC reboot successor Mega Tento owe their moderate success to being well-driven and difficult to actually KO due its shape and size, but their main weapon is engulfing the opponent in a ladybug-themed plastic sandbox cover.
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