Megabyte (Simplified Chinese: 极速代码), also known as Invader in ABC BattleBots Season 2, and originally Megabite when it first debuted during BattleBots Season 5.0, is an American heavyweight robot, which has also competed as a Superheavyweight.
Although originally an overhead bar spinner like the team's lightweight Rambite, Megabyte is most famously known as a shell spinner. It is The Robotic Death Company's longest competing robot, competing in multiple events starting from the Comedy Central run of BattleBots through to the present day. Megabyte made its television debut during ABC Season 2 of BattleBots under the name Invader, but has since competed on King of Bots under its standard name.
Thanks to its excellent combat record consisting of numerous major championships across two seperate weight categories, long history, and audience popularity, Megabyte was inducted into the Combat Robot Hall of Fame in 2005.
BattleBots Season 5.0Edit
Megabite's first opponent was Heart of Gold. In this battle, Megabyte struck Heart of Gold, doing damage to the front. Afterwards, Megabyte's motor controller stopped working and had to fight without its weapon. Unfortunately, Megabite was pushed around by Heart of Gold for the rest of the match. In the end, Heart of Gold won on a close 23-22 judge's decision and Megabite was eliminated from the tournament.
Steel Conflict 3Edit
Triangle Series NationalsEdit
Southwest Division ChampionshipsEdit
2004 NPC Charity OpenEdit
2004 RFL NationalsEdit
Robotic Revolution - New OrleansEdit
Combots Cup IEdit
BattleBots 2009 Professional ChampionshipsEdit
At the start of this fight, Megabyte was at a disadvantage as Brutality did not use its blade so that it could get underneath and stop it spinning. This tactic worked well, as Megabyte was repeatedly pushed around by Brutality without causing damage. After a while, Brutality turned the blade on, which turned out to be a mistake as Brutality sent itself into the air. The blade was wisely turned off again and Megabyte continued to be pushed by Brutality into the arena hazards. Brutality won the judges decision.
Megabyte was then put to the loser's bracket against the inexperienced Tombstone. Tombstone won on a shocking K.O and one of the sports biggest upsets because Megabyte was eliminated.
After getting a bye in the first round, Megabyte's first opponent was Polar Vortex. At the start, the two bots slowly approach each other, weapons up to speed, before hitting each other weapon-to-weapon. The result was Megabyte being unaffected and Polar Vortex landing upside down with its weapon mount partially breaking off, leaving Polar Vortex stranded on its own weapon. Polar Vortex tried to right itself by bending its weapon mount back into position, but was unsuccessful, and it was counted out, giving Megabyte the win by KO. This win put Megabyte into the quarter finals where it faced Original Sin.
The match starts with Original Sin lightly tapping on Megabyte, causing it to spin out of control before ramming into it, sending both into opposite sides of the arena. After the third ram, smoke began emitting from Megabyte's weapon motor, showing signs of the motor beginning to strain and wear out. The weapon was progressively slowing down as the match went on and Original Sin kept pushing it, while the smoke from the strained weapon motor engulfed half of the arena. Eventually, Megabyte's weapon belt gave way, ruining any hope of getting its weapon back up to speed. Megabyte continued to get pushed till the time ran out. Original Sin won the judges' decision, putting Megabyte into the loser's bracket, where it faced Crash n' Burn.
At the start, Megabyte got up to speed while Crash performs a box rush, slamming into Megabyte and causing Megabyte to ricochet off the wall and flip over. Megabyte tried desperately to right itself with its pole, which eventually broke off, leaving Megabyte to try and right itself using the cap that connects its shell to spin like a top and use its gyroscopic forces to rattle itself upright, much like how it successfully pulled it off against Tekka Maki back in the RFL Triangle Nationals nearly 14 years before. This time, however, it was unsuccessful, and Megabyte was counted out, giving Crash n' Burn the win by KO and eliminating Megabyte from the tournament.
King of Bots Season 1Edit
Megabyte fought Russian robot StingRay in the first round. This match started with both robots spinning up, StingRay then attempted to slam Megabyte before it got up to speed but missed. Both robots then went weapon to weapon, this sent both bots flying, and took out one half of StingRay's drive, and sent Megabyte careening around the arena, nearly flipping itself over.
Megabyte then spun back up, and delivered a blow to the front of StingRay's drum, completely ripping it out of its bracket, and flinging it across the arena floor. Megabyte then came back in, and ripped a complete side panel off of the now totally helpless Russian machine. Now unable to show translational movement, and only able to drive in a circle, StingRay was counted out, giving Megabyte the KO, and its first ever televised win.
In the round of 24, Megabyte fought Chiyang Jinlun. Megabyte's shell had been slung too low to the ground in this fight and it was unable to control itself. Eventually Chiyang Jinlun managed to get Megabyte's self-righting pole stuck on the arena wall, immobilizing Megabyte in a shocking upset.
However, Megabyte received one of the four wildcards, and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced fellow wildcard recipient EarthShaker. Megabyte won this fight and advanced.
|BattleBots Season 5.0||Heavyweight Division||Heart of Gold||Round of 256||Lost|
|Steel Conflict 3||Heavyweight Division||Primate Transportation||Round of 20||Won|
|Lone Shark||Round of 16||Won|
|North Carolina Robot Street Fight 4||Heavyweight Division||Decapitator||Round of 24||Won|
|Shiver||Round of 16||Won (forfeit)|
|Guil-T||Round of 12||Won|
|Breath of Fire||Quarter-Finals||Won|
|Steel Conflict 4||Heavyweight Division||SHANK||Round of 16||Won|
|Triangle Series Nationals||Heavyweight Division||bye||Round of 12||bye|
|Mechwars 7||Superheavyweight Division||Bad Dawg||Round Robin||Won|
|Wild Child||Won (forfeit)|
|ROBOLympics 2004||120lb Combat||SJ||Round of 12||Won|
|Evelyn a modified dawg||Won|
|Southwest Division Championships||Superheavyweight Division||Star Hawk||Round of 12||Won|
|Little Blue Engine||Won|
|Little Blue Engine||Semi-Finals||Won|
|2004 NPC Charity Open||Heavyweight Division||Warrior||Round of 12||Won|
|Verbal Abuse||Consolation Final||Lost|
|2004 RFL Nationals||Heavyweight Division||SJ||Semi-Finals||Lost|
|Vicious Circle||Consolation Final||Won|
|RoboGames 2005||120lb Combat||TAZ-BOT||Round of 16||Won|
|Wedgebot||Round of 12||Won|
|Typhoon 2||Consolation Final||Lost|
|Mechwars 8||Heavyweight Division||Ty||Round Robin||Won|
|Robotic Revolution - New Orleans||Heavyweight Division||Bambulance||Round of 12||Won|
|ComBots Cup I||120lb Combat||Biohazard||Round of 16||Won|
|Eugene||Round of 12||Won|
|Karcas 2||Consolation Final||Lost|
|RoboGames 2006||120lb Combat||SJ||Round of 16||Won|
|Devil's Plunger||Round of 12||Won|
|RoboGames 2007||120lb Combat||Enforcer X||Round of 16||Won|
|Original Sin II||Round of 12||Won|
|2009 Professional Championship||N/A||Mudhole Bullfrog||Round of 24||Won|
|N/A||Bender||Round of 16||Won|
|N/A||Eugene||Round of 12||Won|
|RoboGames 2017||120lb Combat||bye||Round of 32||bye|
|Polar Vortex||Round of 24||Won|
|Original Sin||Round of 16||Lost|
|Crash 'n Burn||Round of 12||Lost|
|King of Bots Season 1||Episode 1||StingRay||Round of 48||Won|
|Episode 5||Chiyang Jinlun||Round of 24||Lost|
|Episode 6||EarthShaker||Round of 16||Won|
- Wins: 64?
- Losses: 24?
- As Chinese broadcast regulations forbade the usage of the word "death" on television, Megabyte's team was introduced as the "Robotic Destruction Company" on King of Bots.
- Megabyte is the only single robot to ever win championships in two weight categories: the heavyweight and superheavyweight divisions.