Bender's Season 4.0 and 5.0 appearance.

Bender was a heavyweight robot built by Eric Stoliker that competed in all 5 televised seasons of BattleBots. It was a gray robot armed with a spinning disc that was redesigned every season to be faster and more destructive. Bender also featured a small actuating arm at the back in later seasons in order to adjust the striking angle of the disc. It performed poorly in BattleBots, losing all but two matches in its record; a forfeit against Beta and a knockout over Space Ape.

Bender came out of retirement and underwent a complete redesign to compete in the BattleBots 2009 championship, bearing a similar appearance to Brutality. Despite the improvements, Bender lost both of its fights and was retired once again.

Bender's name is short for "Mix Master Bender, Son of Tatar" and is named based on its resemblance to a record player.

Eric Stoliker also competed with Bender's predecessor Tatar in Las Vegas 1999 and competed in the lightweight division with Nsyncerator in Seasons 2.0 and 4.0, but these other robots had no success, with Tatar forfeiting its only match to Punjar due to not passing safety inspection and Nsyncerator also forfeiting its first match in Season 2.0 to Evil Fish Tank due to technical issues but returning in Season 4.0 only to lose by knockout to Rambite.

Robot History

Season 1.0

Bender's Season 1.0 appearance.

Voltarc lifts Bender.

Bender's only match was against Voltarc. Voltarc immediately cruised towards Bender, which was still in its square, trying to get its disc up to speed. The initial contact between the two Heavyweights caused Bender to drive up Voltarc's wedge, but was not enough to tip Bender over. Voltarc then went in for another attack and pushed part of Bender into the spikestrip. It followed this up by pushing Bender around the arena for a bit and knocking off Bender's rear-mounted caster wheel, hindering movement and making Bender less capable of hitting a target. After this, Voltarc drove Bender into a wall, before using its lifting arm to mount Bender onto the spikestrip. Bender escaped, only to drive straight into Voltarc's wedge again, taking itself and Voltarc over the killsaws. Bender got its disc up to full speed, but was unable to attack Voltarc due to the loss of its caster. Voltarc continued pushing Bender about and the time ran out shortly after. Voltarc won on a unanimous 9-0 judge's decision and Bender was eliminated from the tournament.

Bender wasn't finished, however, as it participated the heavyweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament, but it was flipped by Punjar at the beginning. In the end, BioHazard was declared the winner of the heavyweight royal rumble and Bender lost overall.

Season 2.0

Bender's Season 2.0 appearance.

Bender's only match in Season 2.0 was against Mjollnir. Before the match began, Bender was spinning around in circles and wasn't responding to the Bender team's controller. Mjollnir took full advantage in this match as it kept hitting Bender against the side of the arena. One of these hits lifted Bender's wheels off the arena floor and it was counted out by the referee. Mjollnir won by KO and Bender was eliminated from the tournament.

Bender later came back for the heavyweight consolation rumble, but it never got going after the rumble began.

Season 3.0

Bender's Season 3.0 appearance.

Bender's only match was against Omega-13. Bender went straight at Omega-13, resulting in one of Bender's teeth breaking off. This resulted in the rotating disc becoming unbalanced and throwing off the drive belt, causing the disc to stop. Omega-13 started ramming and pushing Bender around the arena. However, Omega-13 took some serious hits from the killsaws, resulting in damage to the titanium armor and one of its wheels. The match ended in a judges decision and Omega-13 was the winner on a 35-10 judge's decision. This meant that Bender was eliminated again.

Omega-13 shoves Bender against the spikestrip.

Because it lost in the round of 64, Bender couldn't participate the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament.

Season 4.0

Bender's first match in Season 4.0 was against Space Ape. Bender's spinning blade tore a big chunk off of Space Ape and it stopped moving around the corner of the arena. Bender came over and gave Space Ape a few more hits as it was being counted out. Bender won by KO and advanced to the TV rounds, where it faced Little Sister.

Bender gets flipped by Little Sister.

In the match, Little Sister rushed across the BattleBox and hit Bender before it started spinning its saw blade. Little Sister backed into Bender and pushed it. Little Sister took Bender near the pulverizer, but Bender ran away. Little Sister pushed Bender against the arena wall and flipped it onto its back. Little Sister went to the middle of the arena and did a victory spin. As Bender struggled, Little Sister came back and tried flip it back on its wheels, but Bender was against the arena wall and was counted out. Little Sister won by KO and Bender was eliminated from the tournament.

Because it lost in the round of 64, Bender couldn't participate the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament.

Season 5.0

Bender was scheduled to fight Beta first, but Beta had technical issues and Bender won by default. Bender's next match was against Warrior. Warrior won by KO and Bender was eliminated from the tournament once again.

Bender's 2009 redesign.

Pro Championship 2009

Bender after its fight against Megabyte.

Bender's first match after seven years was against the full-body spinner of Megabyte. Although the result is unknown, Bender's front wedge was badly chewed up and it lost, putting it into the loser's bracket where it faced Stinger: The Killer Bee. Stinger won this match and Bender was eliminated completely.


  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 7
Wins Losses
Season 1.0 None Voltarc
Season 2.0 None Mjollnir
Season 3.0 None Omega-13
Season 4.0 Space Ape Little Sister
Season 5.0 Beta (Forfeit) Warrior
Vallejo 2009 None


Stinger: The Killer Bee

Series Record

Long Beach: Did Not Enter

Las Vegas: Did Not Enter

Season 1.0: Round of 16

Season 2.0: Round of 32

Season 3.0: Round of 64

Season 4.0: Round of 64

Season 5.0: TV Rounds

Mark Beiro Introductions

"Ready to reduce rival robots to rusted rubble. It's the constant tearing, alloy attacking, 193 pound BENDER!"

"This bot dishes out pain like a teaching hospital. Your screams for morphine go largely ignored by BENDER!"


Any appearances by Bender in merchandise are listed below:

Bender's Season 1.0 stats according to the TV show.

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