Bacchus was a heavyweight robot built by a group of students from Lafayette College that competed in Season 3.0 of BattleBots. It was a sloped robot armed with a lifting arm. Bacchus performed really well as a rookie, winning four fights before losing in the televised rounds to Voltronic.
Bacchus was named after the Roman god of wine.
Robot History Edit
Bacchus's first fight was against PyRAMidroid. Bacchus won on a 32-13 judge's decision and advanced to the final preliminary round, where it faced License to Kill. Bacchus won the match by KO and advanced to the TV rounds, where it faced Blendo.
During the match, Blendo did massive damage to Bacchus, but then Blendo backed off and drove over the piston. The hazard was then fired, but instead of sending Blendo into the air, it pushed the internal components into the spinning shell, destroying Blendo from the inside. The spinbot stopped moving and it was being counted out. Bacchus won by KO and advanced to the round of 32, where it faced Junkyard Offspring. Bacchus won on a close 25-20 judge's decision and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced the two-time heavyweight runner-up Voltronic.
Voltronic immediately gets under Bacchus, but Voltronic ends up driving over the killsaws. Voltronic gets underneath Bacchus again and pushes it over the killsaws. Bacchus pushes Voltronic over the killsaws and later drove itself over the killsaws. Bacchus gets a small lift on Voltronic, forcing Voltronic to drive under the pulverizer. Voltronic takes one hit from the pulverizer and gets under Bacchus again, but Bacchus drives right over the wedge. Bacchus pushes Voltronic against the arena wall and starts to lift it as Bacchus was pinning Voltronic. Voltronic tries to escape, but Bacchus pins it again. Voltronic escapes and gets under Bacchus. Voltronic's arm goes up and Bacchus's wheels are off the ground, but when Voltronic tries to move, Voltronic simply shakes in a decidedly abnormal manner. This was because Voltronic was lifting Bacchus on the floor spinner. Voltronic backs off the floor spinner, taking Bacchus with it. Voltronic tries to back Bacchus under the pulverizer, but Voltronic was having traction troubles. All Voltronic can do is move an inch forward or backward. So Voltronic lifts Bacchus off the ground before the time ran out. Voltronic won on a close 25-20 judge's decision and Bacchus was eliminated from the tournament.
For unknown reasons, Bacchus didn't participate the heavyweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament.
- Wins: 4
- Losses: 1