Not to be confused with the robot that fought in Season 5.0 of Comedy Central BattleBots.

The Ringmaster is a robot built by Hal Rucker and driven by his daughter Hannah which competed in Season 2 of ABC's BattleBots reboot. The whole robot was machined out of a solid piece of magnesium and was armed with a spinning ring. The Ringmaster's special feature was its unique drive system: instead of tank-style or car-style steering, it could not steer at all, and instead could simply drive forward in any direction.

Robot History Edit

The Ringmaster's first fight was against Ultimo Destructo. In the beginning, The Ringmaster spun up its ring and Ultimo Destructo went straight at The Ringmaster. The Ringmaster ripped a piece off of the front of Ultimo Destructo and backs away from the ring spinner. Later, The Ringmaster ripped off the right wheel guard of Ultimo Destructo. Ultimo Destructo started going around in circles as one of its drive chains had come off. After The Ringmaster nearly ripped off Ultimo Destructo's rear wedge, Ultimo Destructo stopped moving as the impact hit the master power switch, which in turn pulled out the driver receiver wire. Ultimo Destructo was counted out and The Ringmaster won the match by KO at 1:48 and advanced to the round of 32 with its No.29 seeding, where it faced the No.4 seed and reigning BattleBots champion Bite Force.

The match started out very poorly for The Ringmaster as Bite Force flipped it multiple times and even under the Pulverizor. However, Bite Force's weapon eventually stopped working, resulting in a pushing match. Bite Force remained in control and pushed The Ringmaster around the arena until time ran out. The judges awarded Bite Force a unanimous 3-0 decision, eliminating The Ringmaster from the tournament.

Results Edit

Series Round Opponent(s) Results
ABC BattleBots

Season 2.0

Qualifier Ultimo Destructo Won

of 32

Bite Force Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
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