Rotator is a robot that competed in the second season of ABC's BattleBots reboot. It was armed with a spinning disc on the front top and bottom rear, making it a palindrome like its name. Rotator was originally an alternate for the show, but was allowed in due to one of the many drop-outs which occurred at Season 2. It didn't do well in the competition as it lost its first match to Witch Doctor.

Its builder Victor Soto also competed with the middleweight entrant Blue Flame for the NPC Charity Open in 2004 and the 2011 BattleBots competition.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Rotator's first ever match in BattleBots was against Witch Doctor. For some reason, Rotator featured a spinning bar and a flywheel instead of two flywheels. In the beginning, Witch Doctor immediately ripped a wheel off of Rotator and it couldn't move properly. Because of this, Rotator was counted out and Witch Doctor the match by a quick KO. Rotator unfortunately was not chosen to be a wild card meaning it was eliminated from the tournament.

Rotator wasn't finished yet as it participated in a small rumble with The Disk O' Inferno and Splatter. The rumble didn't start off that well for Rotator as it wasn't able to get much damage done and lost the use of one of its spinning blades. Splatter came in and started to flip Rotator multiple times, trying to get it out of the arena. Rotator continued to maneuver around before The Disk O' Inferno slammed it into the wall where the impact caused the Rotator's remaining spinning disc to collide with The Disk O' Inferno's and take a chunk out of it. Splatter took advantage of The Disk O' Inferno's weapon problems by flipping it over. Rotator started dishing out multiple hits to Splatter, tearing open Splatter's side and leaving it to drive in circles. Time ran out and Rotator was declared the winner of the rumble by a unanimous judges decision.

Results[edit | edit source]

Series Round Opponent(s) Results
ABC BattleBots 2016 Qualifier Witch Doctor Lost
Rumble Splatter

The Disk O' Inferno

BattleBots Reboot Season 3 Fight Nights Petunia Lost


Warrior Dragon Won
Skorpios Won
Top 16 IceWave Won
Quarter-Finals Bite Force Lost

Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 3
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