General Science

BATTLEBOTS Episode 204 Highlights

posted: 09/08/17
by: Science Channel

Titanium titans clashed in BATTLEBOTS Episode 4, Part 1 of the Round of 32. Bots were left dismantled, dismembered, and disemboweled. Here's what you need to know (SPOILERS AHEAD):

Yeti vs. Lucky
After some early sparring, Yeti found an opportunity to strike, attacking its opponents exposed flipper. Lucky retreated after its armor began to fail. Yeti pursues, but Lucky was ready and charged its opponent head-on, dislodging Yeti's rear wheel. Yeti struggled to maneuver, but continued its assault, dismantling Lucky's flipper and drivetrain. With Lucky immobile, Yeti is declared the winner.

Minotaur vs. Blacksmith
Blacksmith, pushed its smaller opponent around the arena, but Minotaur retaliated with some hard-hitting shots to Blacksmith's body. The bots continued to exchange blows until Blacksmith's wedge was ripped off. Blacksmith recovered, but struggled to keep pace with Minotaur, the more agile bot. Minotaur's spinner eventually ripped through Blacksmith's armor, causing a debilitating internal fire. Minotaur wins.

Bronco vs. Chrome Fly
Bronco dismantled both of Chrome Fly's spinners within seconds, leaving its opponent exposed. With Chrome Fly's weapons disabled, Bronco attacked with its flipper; first flipping its opponent, then throwing it onto the rails. Bronco wins.

Witch Doctor vs. Red Devil
Red Devil quickly latched onto its opponent while avoiding Shaman, Witch Doctor's flame-throwing sidekick. The two bots grappled as Red Devil's saw bit into Witch Doctor's armor. During this foray, Shaman was flipped on its back. Witch Doctor broke free, but smoke signaled signs of internal distress. Witch Doctor retreated, but was unable to escape. Red Devil flipped Witch Doctor. Red Devil is declared the winner while its opponent smolders at its feet.

BATTLEBOTS Season 2 continues Wednesdays 9p only on Science Channel.

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