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Bad Attitude's Season 4.0 and 5.0 appearance.

Bad Attitude was a middleweight that competed in all five televised seasons of BattleBots. It started out as a single-wedged robot with narrow wheel guards on the sides for Season 1.0 but this was upgraded to completely cover the sides for Season 2.0. Season 4.0's design was still a normal 4-wheel drive but now with a parallelogram wedge, so it had a wedge even if inverted, painted red and blue. On the front wedge were a set of serrated teeth to damage the opponent as they drove up the wedge. It did very well in competition, winning numerous fights, a royal rumble in Season 4.0 and being one of few robots to appear in all five televised seasons, almost always making the quarterfinals.

Tom Petruccelli also built Turtle for the 1997 US Robot Wars and entered it in BattleBots. After Turtle's first fight in Season 4.0 however, Turtle's driver had to leave and Tom took Turtle. Due to already having Middleweight Bad Attitude, Tom could not keep Turtle but managed to get Jim Smentowski of Team Nightmare to take Turtle.

It also had a lightweight version of itself called The Crusher. After BattleBots ended, Bad Attitude was renamed Nasty Attitude.

Builder and driver Tom Petruccelli sadly died of a heart attack on May 3rd, 2010.

Robot History

Season 1.0

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Bad Attitude's Season 1.0 appearance.

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The impact between Bad Attitude and Blade Runner.

Bad Attitude's first and only match in Season 1.0 was against Blade Runner. At the beginning, both robots were slowly moving out of their squares and Bad Attitude got underneath the front of Blade Runner. Bad Attitude then charged straight at Blade Runner and then backed away as Blade Runner started spinning. As Blade Runner was spinning, Bad Attitude went straight at Blade Runner and Blade Runner stopped spinning its spiked arm. Suddenly, Bad Attitude was hit by Blade Runner's spiked arm from the left side and Bad Attitude was only going in circles because the wheel guards were jammed. Blade Runner hit Bad Attitude multiple times and Bad Attitude eventually stopped moving. Bad Attitude was now being counted out and Blade Runner won by KO at 1:24. This meant that Bad Attitude was eliminated from the tournament.

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Bad Attitude pushes Spin Orbiting Force.

Bad Attitude wasn't finished, however, as it participated the middleweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament. In the beginning, Bad Attitude went straight at Deadblow and got underneath it. Deadblow slid off Bad Attitude's wedge and Bad Attitude started moving around the BattleBox. After this, Bad Attitude charged straight at Pressure Drop and Bad Attitude was being pushed by Hazard. Bad Attitude bumped into the rear of Ankle Biter and got its wedge underneath the rear of Spin Orbiting Force. Bad Attitude and Hazard collided into each other and Bad Attitude drove over the right side of Spin Orbiting Force. Bad Attitude charged straight at Hazard, who was spinning its blade, and tossed it onto Bad Attitude's wedge. Hazard ran away and Bad Attitude got its wedge under the left side of Hazard. Bad Attitude kept pushing Hazard until it got underneath the right side of Spin Orbiting Force and pushed it against the spikestrip. After this, Bad Attitude got underneath an immobile Subject to Change Without Reason and pushed it into Hazard. Bad Attitude straight at an immobile Turtle Road Kill and pushed it against the spikestrip. With only a few seconds left, Bad Attitude was being pushed by Hazard and Bad Attitude ran away. Hazard started spinning its blade furiously and slammed into the right side of Bad Attitude before the time ran out. Bad Attitude was one of few robots that were still moving in the end, but lost overall to Hazard.

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Bad Attitude charges into Hazard.

Season 2.0

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Bad Attitude's Season 2.0 and 3.0 appearance.

Bad Attitude's first match was against M.I.A. At the beginning, Bad Attitude charged straight at M.I.A. but missed. Bad Attitude lined up for another hit and slammed M.I.A. into the wall, pinning it against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude hit M.I.A. hard and knocked M.I.A. loose from the spikestrip. As M.I.A. tried to line up a hit on Bad Attitude, Bad Attitude got caught on the killsaws. Bad Attitude charged again and hit M.I.A. from the side. M.I.A. seemed to stop moving at this point due to radio interference and Bad Attitude slammed M.I.A. repeatedly into the arena wall. Bad Attitude then pushed M.I.A. over the killsaws and then on the arena floor spinner. Bad Attitude got in one last hit on M.I.A. before it was counted out. Bad Attitude won by KO at 1:46 and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced SABotage.

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Bad Attitude pushes SABotage against the spikestrip.

Both robots met in the middle of the BattleBox, where Bad Attitude drove backwards into SABotage's flipper and got flipped by SABotage. Bad Attitude tried to hit SABotage, but ended up driving over the killsaws a couple times. SABotage got Bad Attitude clamped in its flipper momentarily, but Bad Attitude escaped. SABotage got underneath Bad Attitude once again, flipping it right side up. Bad Attitude was now able to get under SABotage, pushing it hard against the arena wall near the pulverizer, where SABotage got its back end punctured by the spikestrip. Bad Attitude repeatedly rammed SABotage, finally freeing it, and SABotage once again tossed Bad Attitude onto its back before the time ran out. Bad Attitude won on a close 25-20 judge's decision and advanced to the middleweight quarterfinals, where it faced the Season 1.0 middleweight runner-up Deadblow.

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Bad Attitude slamming Deadblow hard into the wall.

Bad Attitude charged straight at Deadblow and pushed it for awhile, but Deadblow turned around and started hitting Bad Attitude with its axe. Deadblow was then pushed by Bad Attitude and got under the pulverizer. The robots realign in the middle of the BattleBox and Bad Attitude pushed Deadblow again into the wall. Deadblow continued hitting Bad Attitude with its hammer. Bad Attitude nearly got upended by the hellraisers, but skidded away. Deadblow had Bad Attitude pinned briefly against the wall, but Bad Attitude turned around and slammed Deadblow against the arena wall multiple times. Bad Attitude pushed Deadblow again and got it stuck near the arena exit ramp, with its hammer stuck between the edges of the spikestrip. Deadblow was unable to free itself and was being counted out, but the time ran out. Bad Attitude won on a 43-2 judge's decision and advanced to the middleweight semifinals, where it faced Spaz.

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Bad Attitude gets stuck underneath the spikestrip.

Bad Attitude charged straight at Spaz and flipped it. Bad Attitude lined up for another shot, but got stuck on the killsaws. Spaz started to spin and hit Bad Attitude with its spiked arm. Bad Attitude continued to line up, aim, and slam into Spaz, tossing it around the BattleBox. Bad Attitude once again hit the killsaws and then got wedged underneath Spaz and pushed it hard into the wall, but Bad Attitude got itself stuck under the spikestrip. Spaz tried to free Bad Attitude, but it was being counted out and Spaz won by KO at 2:37.

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Bad Attitude pins Instigator against the spikestrip.

Bad Attitude wasn't finished however, as it participated the middleweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament. In the beginning, Bad Attitude got underneath the rear of Super Chiabot and almost tossed it onto its back. Bad Attitude kept pushing Super Chiabot around the BattleBox until it bumped into Kegger. After this, Bad Attitude got underneath the left side of Super Chiabot and pushed it against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude was moving around the BattleBox and it started pushing Blue Streak for a brief moment. Bad Attitude moved to the corner of the BattleBox and it went straight at El Diablo and Turbo. Bad Attitude got underneath the rear of El Diablo and pushed it against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude drove itself into the spikestrip and Bad Attitude backed away. Bad Attitude got underneath Instigator and pushed it against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude pinned it there for five seconds then backed away. After this, Bad Attitude got underneath El Diablo again and pushed it against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude kept pushing El Diablo around the BattleBox until it bumped into Deadblow and got itself flipped onto its left side by SABotage. A few seconds later, someone bumped into Bad Attitude and got itself back onto its feet. Bad Attitude got underneath one of Super Chiabot's minibots and pushed it against the right side of Scrap Daddy MW110. Bad Attitude backed away and prepared to get underneath Instigator again, but Instigator ran away and Bad Attitude went straight at the spikestrip. Bad Attitude got underneath the front of El Diablo and pushed it against the spikestrip once again. As Bad Attitude backed away, Instigator went straight at Bad Attitude and started hitting its right side before the time ran out. Bad Attitude was one of few robots still moving in the end, but it lost overall to Deadblow.

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Bad Attitude gets underneath the front of El Diablo.

Season 3.0

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Bad Attitude almost flips Garm.

Due to previously competing in Season 2.0, Bad Attitude was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 3.0, where it eventually fought Garm. Bad Attitude won by KO at 1:02 and advanced to the next round, where it faced T-Wrex.

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Bad Attitude was flipped by T-Wrex.

Early in the match, Bad Attitude was able to toss T-Wrex a couple of times, but was unable to flip it. About a minute into the match, T-Wrex was able to deliver a solid hit on Bad Attitude which flipped it on its back. While Bad Attitude could still move, it no longer had a ramp that could flip T-Wrex. Both robots spent the rest of the match chasing each other around the BattleBox. In the end, T-Wrex won on a close 24-21 judge's decision and Bad Attitude was eliminated from the tournament again.

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Bad Attitude gets underneath the front of Zion.

Bad Attitude wasn't finished however, as it participated the middleweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament. In the beginning, Bad Attitude went straight at the left side of Double Agent and bumped into Village Idiot. Bad Attitude drove over Complete Control's lifting arm and Complete Control missed on a clamp. After this, Bad Attitude started pushing both Double Agent and Deadblow toward the spikestrip. Bad Attitude was getting hit by Blade Runner's spiked arm and Bad Attitude got underneath Twin Paradox. Bad Attitude got underneath Zion and pushed it away from T-Minus. Bad Attitude was moving around the BattleBox and it started pushing Instigator toward the arena floor spinner. Bad Attitude then got underneath Little Drummer Boy and pushed against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude backed away and pushed Zion against the spikestrip next to a flipped Instigator. Bad Attitude went straight at an immobile Deadblow and pushed it toward the spikestrip. Bad Attitude then moved the immobile Deadblow to the center of the BattleBox. After this, Bad Attitude was attacking Hazard and T-Minus around the BattleBox for the rest of the rumble. Before the time ran out, Bad Attitude got underneath the front of Little Drummer Boy and almost pushed it onto the arena floor spinner. Bad Attitude was one of few robots that were still moving in the end, but it lost overall to T-Minus.

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Bad Attitude pushes Hazard against the spikestrip.

Season 4.0

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Bad Attitude pushes Malvolio under the pulverizer.

Due to previously competing in Season 3.0, Bad Attitude was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 4.0, where it eventually fought Malvolio. At the beginning of the fight Malvolio tried to spin its weapon, but Bad Attitude met Malvolio in the red square before Malvolio could spin up. Malvolio tried to dodge the ram, but was too late and Bad Attitude caught the rear end of Malvolio, sending it spinning. Bad Attitude hit the side of Malvolio and got under it, driving Malvolio into the killsaws. This hit flipped Malvolio onto its back, and was driven into the killsaws once again by Bad Attitude, and then the pulverizer. Malvolio took a hit on the front of the wedge and it inverted Malvolio again so it was back on its wheels. Malvolio began to drive aggressively, chasing Bad Attitude with its hammers, but it got moved into the killsaws again. Eventually, Malvolio stopped moving after being rammed by Bad Attitude and it was now being counted out. Bad Attitude won by KO at 2:31 and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced Bouncing Betty. Bad Attitude won on a 32-13 judge's decision and advanced to the middleweight quarterfinals again, where it faced Complete Control.

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Complete Control takes Bad Attitude to the killsaws.

In the match, Bad Attitude went straight at Complete Control and drove into Complete Control's clamp. Bad Attitude took several runs at Complete Control, hitting the bot and quickly retreating. Complete Control briefly had Bad Attitude, but lifted the top arm to readjust. Bad Attitude escaped in the process. Bad Attitude then backed up into Complete Control's clamp and Complete Control grabbed Bad Attitude. Complete Control took Bad Attitude to the killsaws and Bad Attitude's wedge got hit by the killsaws. Complete Control then took Bad Attitude to the pulverizer and the top arm of Complete Control was bent sideways. This happened when Complete Control successfully clamped Bad Attitude the first time as it shifted and forced the arm to bend. Complete Control took Bad Attitude away from the pulverizer and flipped it over. Bad Attitude drove itself over the killsaws and went straight at Complete Control. Even with the arm bent, Complete Control grabbed Bad Attitude and lifted it. Complete Control took Bad Attitude to the killsaws again and Bad Attitude took more damage to its wedge. Bad Attitude went straight at Complete Control and was flipped again by Complete Control's lifting arm. Complete Control almost grabbed Bad Attitude again, but Bad Attitude slipped away. Bad Attitude took another hit from the killsaws and Complete Control followed Bad Attitude around the BattleBox. Complete Control clamped Bad Attitude one last time and took it to the killsaws yet again. Bad Attitude's side got hit by the killsaws and Complete Control flipped Bad Attitude one final time before the time ran out. Complete Control won on a 39-6 judge's decision and Bad Attitude was eliminated from the tournament again.
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Bad Attitude tosses T-Wrex into the air.

Bad Attitude wasn't finished, however, as it participated the middleweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament. In the beginning, Bad Attitude bumped into the right side of Huggy Bear and the right side of Alabama Slammer. Bad Attitude got underneath T-Minus and 2925 Jack Rabbit rammed into the rear of T-Minus, which flipped it onto its back. Bad Attitude drove under T-Minus as it was trying to self-right. Bad Attitude was moving around the BattleBox and it got hit from the rear by Heavy Metal Noise's spinning disc. After this, Bad Attitude charged straight at the spikestrip and started moving around the BattleBox again. Bad Attitude got its wedge under T-Minus and started pushing it around for a brief moment.
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Bad Attitude gets underneath the left side of Summoner.

Bad Attitude went straight at T-Minus again, but it missed and bumped into Malvolio's spinning hammers. Bad Attitude went straight at Alabama Slammer and almost flipped it onto its back. Bad Attitude got its wedge under the rear of T-Wrex for a brief moment and it got underneath both Summoner and T-Minus again. Bad Attitude backed away and charged straight at T-Wrex, which tossed it into the air. After this, Bad Attitude got underneath the left side of T-Minus and pushed it against the entrance ramp. Bad Attitude backed away and it charged straight at the rear of Psychotron, but it missed and drove itself into the spikestrip near the pulverizer. Bad Attitude got underneath T-Wrex again and pushed it against the spikestrip. Bad Attitude prepared to push Alabama Slammer against the spikestrip, but Summoner managed to push it first, along with T-Wrex and T-Minus, then Bad Attitude drove straight at the spikestrip again. Bad Attitude backed away and started pushing a wheel-less T-Minus against the screws. Bad Attitude kept attacking T-Minus before the time ran out. In the end, Bad Attitude was one of five robots still moving and it was declared the winner of the middleweight royal rumble. This win gave Bad Attitude its first and only Giant Nut in BattleBots.
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Bad Attitude pushes T-Minus against the screws.

Season 5.0

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Bad Attitude gets flipped by Red Square.

Due to previously competing in Season 4.0, Bad Attitude was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 5.0, where it faced Red Square. Despite getting flipped by Red Square at one point, Bad Attitude won by KO and advanced to the round of 16, where it faced Huggy Bear.

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Bad Attitude gets underneath the right side of Huggy Bear.

Bad Attitude made a quick turn so it can approach Huggy Bear from the side. Huggy Bear simply turned in place so it faced Bad Attitude. Bad Attitude briefly drove into the "hug zone," but escaped before Huggy Bear could deploy its clamping arm. Bad Attitude tried to get to the side of Huggy Bear again, but Huggy Bear turned in place again and Bad Attitude stayed away. Bad Attitude tried to lure Huggy Bear over the killsaws, but Huggy Bear stayed in place. Bad Attitude got underneath the side of Huggy Bear, but Bad Attitude just slipped underneath Huggy Bear. Huggy Bear got around Bad Attitude, but didn't activate its clamping arm. Huggy Bear pushed Bad Attitude to the killsaws, but wound up taking all of the killsaw damage on itself and Bad Attitude escaped. Bad Attitude got another chance and got under the side of Huggy Bear again, but it couldn't push Huggy Bear into the arena wall before Huggy Bear slid off. Bad Attitude took some damage from the killsaws, then backed up and drove over Huggy Bear. Bad Attitude drove over the killsaws and the tires were being shredded. Bad Attitude almost got under Huggy Bear's side, but then it drove into Huggy Bear's "hug zone." Huggy Bear took Bad Attitude to the killsaws, but it decided to take Bad Attitude to the pulverizer and Bad Attitude took four hits from the pulverizer. Huggy Bear turned around and pushed Bad Attitude into the screws.
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Huggy Bear takes Bad Attitude to the pulverizer.

The screw freed Bad Attitude, which got hit by the pulverizer again, and then drove itself into the screws again. Huggy Bear moved to the center of the BattleBox and went back to turning in place while Bad Attitude drove around behind the hazards. This went on for about thirty seconds. Bad Attitude got caught on the killsaws and was sent flying. Bad Attitude landed on its back and on top of Huggy Bear. Huggy Bear pushed Bad Attitude a bit, but Bad Attitude fell off as Huggy Bear turned to get it in its "hug zone." Bad Attitude drove itself into the spikestrip. Bad Attitude drove into Huggy Bear again and Huggy Bear grabbed Bad Attitude. Huggy Bear tried taking Bad Attitude to the killsaws, but since there were only five seconds left, Huggy Bear stayed in place to keep Bad Attitude helpless at the end of the fight. The time ran out and Huggy Bear won on a 30-15 judge's decision. This meant that Bad Attitude was eliminated from the tournament once again.

Bad Attitude couldn't compete in the middleweight royal rumble because the rest of the rumbles were canceled due to an accident with Nightmare during the heavyweight consolation rumble.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 7
  • Losses: 5
Competition Wins Losses
Season 1.0 None Blade Runner
Season 2.0 M.I.A.

SABotage

Deadblow

Spaz
Season 3.0 Garm T-Wrex
Season 4.0 Malvolio

Bouncing Betty

Complete Control
Season 5.0 Red Square Huggy Bear

Mark Beiro Introductions

"He's lewd, he's rude, he's one on nasty dude. It's BAD ATTITUDE!"

"Kicked out of junior high school for obvious reasons, introducing BAD ATTITUDE!"

"If your getting in the ring with this maniacal middleweight, don't flinch, don't blink, don't hesitate, he will destroy you! Its BAD ATTITUDE!"

"Like jumping naked into a shallow swimming pool filled with glass shards. It's BAD ATTITUDE!"

"What makes him so mad is what makes him so angry. Here is BAD ATTITUDE!"

"Joining us on a weekend pass from hell. Please welcome BAD ATTITUDE!"

"I'm bad, I'm bad, I'm bad and the whole world knows who's BAD ATTITUDE!"

"I'm bad, I'm bad, c'mon, you know. And the whole world has to answer right now, just to tell you once again who's BAD ATTITUDE!"

Merchandise

Any appearances by Bad Attitude in merchandise are listed below:

  • Bad Attitude's Season 1.0 stats according to the TV show.
  • Bad Attitude's Season 2.0 stats according to the TV show.
  • Bad Attitude's Season 3.0 stats according to the TV show.
  • Bad Attitude as Nasty Attitude after BattleBots ended.

Trivia

  • Apart from the rumbles, Bad Attitude only lost to two types of robots in its entire robotic combat career: thwackbots and clampbots.

 

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