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Bad Kitty was a robot built by Team Think Tank for the second season of ABC's BattleBots reboot.

Its design was based on their previous entrant for the 2009 BattleBots competition, VD6.0, but with a cat theme. This included reshaping the weapon hood to look like a cat's head, though the disc of VD6.0 was used. Other changes included two prongs on either side of the robot to aid its ability to drive inverted. According to the 2016 season t-shirt produced as official merchandise, which notably used early designs of robots, Bad Kitty was depicted to have a more pronounced cat head as well as dual cat arms either side of the disc.

Bad Kitty after its loss with yet another paint job and its wedge attached.

Bad Kitty also a small nuisance bot similar to Shaman named Little Kitty, which was driven by Katie Mason. Despite previous experience and a potent weapon, Bad Kitty lost in the qualifying rumble to Black Ice and did not participate again in the tournament.

Bad Kitty depicted with a different cat design on official BattleBots merchandise.

The robot would not return after 2016 as the team would be overseas at the time of the 2018 season. However, several team members would split off into MadCatter and Chronos respectively for Season 4 onwards, most notably Martin Mason.

Robot History[]

ABC Season 2[]

Bad Kitty vs. Skorpios vs. Black Ice

Bad Kitty is upside down as the others fight on.

Bad Kitty was one of twelve robots which was selected to compete in the preliminary qualifier round to decide the final four places in the main bracket. It was drawn up against fellow veterans Skorpios and complete newcomer Black Ice. Skorpios got stuck underneath the screws almost immediately, leaving the match up to Bad Kitty and Black Ice. Unfortunately, Bad Kitty was unable to do much to the low front end of Black Ice and eventually, its drive motors burnt out, knocking the robot out of the tournament.

Bad Kitty did have a better wedge intended for this match, but in the scramble to get it ready for the qualifiers, did not have time to attach it.

Bad Kitty vs. OverDrive vs. The Ringmaster

Bad Kitty rolls Overdrive.

Bad Kitty wasn't finished yet as it participated in a small rumble with OverDrive and The Ringmaster. Bad Kitty dove out and battled with OverDrive before being flipped and when it tried to get away, The Ringmaster came in and damaged Bad Kitty's left wheel, leaving it unable to move. Bad Kitty was counted out and eliminated from the competition.

Results[]

BAD KITTY - RESULTS
ABC Season 2
2016 Championship
BattleBots: The Gears Awaken only
Gears Awaken Rumble vs. Black Ice, Skorpios Lost (KO)
Exhibition Matches
Exhibition Rumble vs. OverDrive, The Ringmaster Lost (KO)

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None

Black Ice

The Ringmaster

Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

"From the litterbox to the BattleBox, it's nasty claws will make you mess your drawers. It's BAD KITTY!"

*Cat purring noise* "She's all cat, calico no. You're about to take a cat nap. Cat's all, folks. It's BAD KITTY!"

Trivia[]

  • In its battle, Bad Kitty was painted black, despite being pink in both its official image and in its promotional footage.
  • Team Think Tank also competed in Comedy Central BattleBots Season 5.0 with Ringmaster, and were sporting enough to let a new robot have a very similar name to it for the second season of the ABC reboot.

 

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