Captain Shrederator's Discovery Season 5 appearance.

Captain Shrederator (formerly Shrederator) is a heavyweight robot which competed in every season of the BattleBots reboot, as well as the 2005 BattleBots Rochester R3 event. It was built by Brian Nave of Team LOGICOM. Its weapon, like most of Nave's robots, was a full-body spinning shell. It was painted in the colors of the American flag to pay homage to his entry in Robot Wars: Extreme WarriorsThe Revolutionist (which was a repainted Phrizbee). The main perk of Captain Shrederator was its interchangeable weapon teeth: Depending on its opponent, it could use different shapes and sizes of weapon teeth in order to get a better bite. However, Captain Shrederator also had a large bar which could be mounted instead of the shell for certain opponents.

In Season 2, Captain Shrederator was originally an alternate for the show, but was allowed in due to one of the many drop-outs which occurred at Season 2.

In Season 3, Captain Shrederator was redesigned with a more conical body and 4 large teeth. This version didn't do as well as its Season 2 form, mainly due to Brian giving the robot to his son while Brian competed in China with much more success, but Brian returned to pick up a win for Capt. Shrederator in the USA vs the world fight.

For Season 4, Capt. Shrederator had few changes done, like its blocky teeth being more rounded, as well as having thicker top plastic for hammers. Capt. Shrederator did even worse, but it was due to a serious wire problem that made its body cancel its power. Unfortunately, the team discovered this issue following the Desperado loss and didn't have time to fix it, resulting in Capt. Shrederator having lost all of its main fights.

For Season 5, Brian improved Capt. Shrederator so it was much more reliable, using both old and new tech, as well as having five shells now. It didn't performed well, having only won a single fight and losing on two of its matches, but it proved to be much more reliable and was only knocked out once. This single knockout came from being stuck on the screws and not internal damage.

Robot History

BattleBots Rochester R3

Captain Shrederator vs. Tetracide

BattleBots Rochester R3

Shrederator's BattleBots Rochester R3 appearance.

Shrederator destroys Tetracide.

After receiving a bye in the first round, Shrederator's first opponent was Tetracide. This fight started with Shrederator spinning up to full speed before attacking Tetracide. This did nothing however and Shrederator attacked again, this time ripping pieces off of Tetracide and completely destroying it with a single hit. Following this, Tetracide tapped out. This put Sherederator into the next round where it faced REDRUM.

Captain Shrederator vs. REDRUM

Shrederator and REDRUM go flying.

This fight started with both robots spinning up to speed. Shrederator then ripped REDRUM's ablative wooden armor it had attached for the fight off. REDRUM then got a hit in on Shrederator, which sent more bits of wood flying. Shrederator then delivered a hit to REDRUM which sent both robots flying, with REDRUM landing upside down where it promptly tapped out. This win put Shrederator into the finals where it faced Big Betty.

Captain Shrederator vs. Big Betty (Finals)

Due to some damage from REDRUM, Shrederator went with a full wedged body. The fight was rather lackluster, resulting in various pushes and neither bot able to take advantage. Eventually, Shrederator lost drive on one side, but there wasn't enough time to count it out, so it went to the judges. The judges gave the win to Big Betty, making Shrederator the BattleBots Rochester R3 Heavyweight runner-up.

ABC Season 1

Captain Shrederator vs. Stinger

Captain Shrederator's ABC Season 1 appearance.

Stinger flips Captain Shrederator.

Captain Shrederator's first and only match was against Stinger. Captain Shrederator spun up at the beginning and managed to attack towards the side, sending itself into the air and damaging Stinger's front tire.

Captain Shrederator strikes Stinger

However, Stinger seemed unaffected by the hit and Captain Shrederator's heavy shell was giving it traction issues. After the shell broke and stopped spinning, Stinger managed to use its lifter to get under Captain Shrederator and flip it upside down where Captain Shrederator could not self right. Despite Stinger trying to right the spinner, Captain Shrederator was knocked out at 1:12 and didn't get a wildcard entry to the round of 16.

ABC Season 2

Captain Shrederator vs. DeathRoll

Captain Shrederator's ABC Season 2 appearance.

Captain Shrederator hits DeathRoll

Captain Shrederator's first match was against DeathRoll. The match started in Captain Shrederators favor, with it ripping pieces off the side and top of DeathRoll. DeathRoll continued to fight and Captain Shrederator eventually tore off DeathRoll's tail. Captain Shrederator continued to attack and tore off one of DeathRoll's wheels. DeathRoll eventually stopped moving and was sent flying by Captain Shrederator, only to land on a piece of its own head armor, where it was stranded and immobilized. DeathRoll was counted out giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO at 2:04. Despite this destructive win that put Captain Shrederator to the round of 32, it was giving a surprisingly low seeding (No.20) where it faced the No.13 seed Chomp.

Captain Shrederator vs. Chomp

Captain Shrederator gets axed by Chomp

Both robots approached and started attacking without doing much damage. This continued until Chomp toppled over from one of its attacks and allowed Captain Shrederator to hit it. Chomp self-righted and attacked back, leaving Captain Shrederator spinning down and not moving. Chomp continued to attack and managed to get Captain Shrederator going again. However, this was short-lived and Captain Shrederator stopped moving. Chomp managed to once again restart Captain Shrederator, but this time held back when Captain Shrederator stopped moving again as one of the axe blows from Chomp punctured the top, causing the power cable to come out when the shell came around. Captain Shrederator was counted out and Chomp won by KO at 2:08. This meant that Captain Shrederator was eliminated from the tournament again.

Discovery Season 3

Captain Shrederator vs. End Game

Captain Shrederator's Discovery Season 3 appearance.

Captain Shrederator gets tossed into the air by End Game.

Captain Shrederator's first opponent was against End Game. The match was off to a good start for Captain Shrederator as it was able to start getting its weapon up to speed while End Game found itself struggling to advance forward. However, Captain Shrederator was not at full speed and took a hit from

End Game tosses Captain Shrederator onto its back.

End Game that knocked out the spinning shell's ability to rotate. Still, Captain Shrederator continued to attack, even though it was under the pulverizer and took a hit. Unfortunately, it was unable to defend itself and was launched by End Game onto its top on the edge of the screws and unable to move. Captain Shrederator was counted out and earned its first loss of the competition.

Captain Shrederator vs. SubZero

Captain Shrederator takes off SubZero's rear panel.

Captain Shrederator hits SubZero's front.

Captain Shrederator's next opponent was SubZero. Due to damage sustained against End Game, Captain Shrederator swapped out its shell from that fight with a 2nd one and exchanged pretty much all the electronics in an effort to fix the problems it had against End Game. When the match began, things were off to a good start as Captain Shrederator was dealing damage on the back of SubZero, whom was trying to absorb the impacts that way. After multiple collisions, SubZero was tossed over and self-righted. However, the last hit caused Captain Shrederator to fly into the arena barrier and bounce off to land upright without any drive. As a result, Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving SubZero the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Petunia

Captain Shrederator rebounds off the barrier and Petunia.

Captain Shrederator is bitten by Petunia.

Next for Captain Shrederator was Petunia. The match began rather poorly for Captain Shrederator as their first attack wasn't able to cause any major damage and the blow was deflected away. Captain Shrederator attack again, this time, spinning its opponent nearly 360 degrees.

Captain Shrederator is left to smoke.

However, the third attack caused Captain Shrederator to bounce off of Petunia and into the arena barrier, where it stopped moving. Making matters worse, its opponent bit down with its beak and caused smoke and flames to pour out. Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Petunia the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Vanquish

Captain Shrederator's next match was in the special "USA vs The World" where it was pitted against Vanquish which had been previously ripped in half by Icewave. The match started fairly evenly as Captain Shrederator was causing lots of sparks, but the only damage was the removal of the googly eyes Vanquish had added for the fight. Captain Shrederator ended up in the corner and bounced off the walls before escaping to get back up to speed. Once again, Captain Shrederator was on the attack, but not really dealing much damage. However, Captain Shrederator eventually sent Vanquish flying, tearing off a wheel in the process. Vanquish was no longer moving after this hit and was counted out, giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO. at 2:30.

Discovery Season 4

Captain Shrederator vs. Wan Hoo

Captain Shrederator's Discovery Season 4 appearance.

Up first for Captain Shrederator was newcomer from China Wan Hoo. As a result, Captain Shrederator went with its shell that was more cylindrical with lots of teeth around the perimeter. When the match began, Captain Shrederator was able to deliver big hits to Wan Hoo, tearing off part of the defensive shields Wan Hoo added for the fight. Additionally, Wan Hoo didn't have the same amount of maneuverability so Captain Shrederator moved in for another hit. As the match continued, Captain Shrederator delivered another hit and then stopped showing translational movement. With its shell spinning at top speed, Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Wan Hoo the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Witch Doctor

Captain Shrederator gets kicked into the air by Witch Doctor.

Captain Shrederator next went up against veteran Witch Doctor. Captain Shrederator stuck with the shell used against Wan Hoo but when the match began, Captain Shrederator was the one to take the hits and flew into each wall of the arena. Worse still, their directional indicators kept shutting off at times, making it difficult to make proper attacks. Captain Shrederator got its weapon back up to speed and again collided with Witch Doctor to hit the arena sides. On the third hit, Captain Shrederator's weapon wasn't reaching top speed, which left it vulnerable. Unfortunately, Witch Doctor took advantage and Captain Shrederator was flipped over near the screw casing. Worse still, Captain Shrederator had no way to prevent Witch Doctor from shoving them under the pulverizer as they were counted out, giving Witch Doctor the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Black Dragon

Because Captain Shrederator was currently at 0-2, they entered the Desperado Tournament to try and make the Top 16 bracket. Entered in as the sixth seed, this put them in a match against Team Ua!rrior and third seeds, Black Dragon. In response, Captain Shrederator went with the shell used in its previous two matches. As the match began, both robots got their weapons up to full speed. Captain Shrederator dished out two minor hits that didn't do much, but then dished out a big hit that sent both robots flying to opposite ends of the arena with Black Dragon ending up with a gash on the left side of its wedge and getting flipped upside down. Black Dragon got back over and Captain Shrederator was having drive issues, but was still able to spin the shell. Captain Shrederator took a hit from Black Dragon that slammed it into the wall and knocked some of its teeth off, leaving it with very little life mobility and having its weapon stopped completely. This left them pretty much defenseless as they took a final hit that knocked them out. Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Black Dragon the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Blacksmith

Still winless after the Desperado Tournament, Captain Shrederator was next placed against Al Kindle and Blacksmith. Captain Shrederator went in with its flat shell that had many embedded teeth around the perimeter. In addition, two large triangular teeth were added to shield the robot's top from Blacksmith's hammer along with thicker lexan. Things were pretty even to start as Captain Shrederator was dishing out the hits but neither robot was taking any damage. Captain Shrederator was then pushed into the arena barrier and taking fire from Blacksmith's hammer. Captain Shrederator escaped but Blacksmith was on them and pushed them to the screws, which briefly trapped them. Captain Shrederator soon lost the use of its spinning shell after being pushed under the pulverizer. With little offense and defense, Captain Shrederator was at the mercy of Blacksmith and was eventually taken back to the screws and flipped over. Captain Shrederator got off the screws, but was still upside down and was counted out, giving Blacksmith the win by KO.

Discovery Season 5

Captain Shrederator vs. Lock-Jaw

After receiving its internal upgrades, Captain Shrederator's first fight was against former Desperado champion and semi-finalist, Lock-Jaw. The match was off to a good start as Captain Shrederator quickly took off the right corner of Lock-Jaw's anti-spinner plow. However, Lock-Jaw spun up its weapon and Captain Shrederator started to take big hits, including one that sent it high into the air and into the screws. Captain Shrederator recovered and tried to spin back up, but smoke began to pour out due to the pin for the brake coming out, locking it and preventing the shell from spinning. Due to it being near the arena barrier, this allowed Lock-Jaw to move in. Captain Shrederator was let out of the corner, but without its shell spinning, it was totally at the mercy of Lock-Jaw. However, Lock-Jaw had also lost the use of its weapon, but still had control with its front forks, leaving Captain Shrederator to take more punishment. After some quick maneuvering to avoid being controlled by Lock-Jaw, Captain Shrederator was taken to the screws, where it became stuck and its drive wheels were off the arena floor. Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Axe Backwards

After repairing the damage, Captain Shrederator was next up against fellow Floridian full-body drum spinner, Axe Backwards. Captain Shrederator spun up and attacked, doing only minor damage. Captain Shrederator launched Axe Backwards into the screws, then had to face its opponent's wedge configuration several times before it was able to dig into its opponent's tires a bit. After going basically up and over its opponent, Captain Shrederator was able to start attacking the wheels more definitively. Finally, Captain Shrederator was able to rip off one of Axe Backwards' wheels and Axe Backwards stopped moving. Axe Backwrds was counted out, giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO. Afterwards, Captain Shrederator's shell continued spinning for 40 minutes due to an identical problem Invader had in 2016, forcing everyone to wait until the battery ran down before the robot could safely be turned off.

Captain Shrederator vs. Shatter

Captain Shrederator was in its 3rd and final match of the Fight Night season, where it went up against Adam Wrigley and Shatter!. Captain Shrederator started off strongly, tearing off bits of Shatter! and sending them flying across the arena. After a particularly big collision that affected both robots, Captain Shrederator wasn't dishing out the big hits it was known for and ended up hitting the casing for the screws. Afterwards, Captain Shrederator began to emit smoke and its shell spun down. This left them very vulnerable and they started to take hits from Shatter!'s hammer. There was little for Captain Shrederator to do but drive around and hope for Shatter! to stop working. Time ran out with Captain Shrederator's top damaged and Captain Shrederator barely working and the judges awarded Shatter! a unanimous 3-0 decision.

BattleBots Bounty Hunters

Captain Shrederator vs. Sharkoprion

Alongside competing in the fifth season, Captain Shrederator also took part in one of the six Bounty Hunter tournaments, with the potential to face off against Bronco in the bracket it was placed in. To do that, their first battle took place against the remodeled Sharkoprion, better known as Sharko by this point. Captain Shrederator went in and delivered a hit to Sharko's front. After delivering a big hit that sent both bots to opposite ends of the box, Captain Shrederator tore off Sharko's tail fin and completely disabled its opponent. With Sharko motionless, Captain Shrederator went in once more to cause more havoc. Sharko was counted out, giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Rotator

For the next round of the tournament, Captain Shrederator was up against Victor Soto and Rotator. Captain Shrederator started off very well as their attacks were causing sparks to fly and they were still able to spin up. However, so was Rotator and even after Captain Shrederator began throwing Rotator around, they still kept coming. Unfortunately, as the match wore on, Captain Shrederator lost a tooth on its spinning shell and thus became a bit unbalanced. Nevertheless, Shrederator continued to fight with its spinner until smoke began to pour out, forcing the robot's weapon to spin down. Both robots managed to survive to a judges decision which ruled 3-0 for Rotator.


  • Wins: 6
  • Losses: 13
Competition Wins Losses
BattleBots Rochester R3 Tetracide


Big Betty
ABC Season 1 None Stinger
ABC Season 2 DeathRoll Chomp
Discovery Season 3 Vanquish (USA vs. The World)

End Game (Undercard Match)

SubZero (Undercard Match)

Petunia (Undercard Match)

Discovery Season 4 None Wan Hoo (Undercard Match)

Witch Doctor (Undercard Match)

Black Dragon (Desperado Tournament)

Blacksmith (Undercard Match)

Discovery Season 5 Axe Backwards (Undercard Match) Lock-Jaw (Undercard Match)

Shatter! (Undercard Match)

Bounty Hunters Sharko Rotator

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"This bot actually IS the sharpest tool in the tool shed. Here to tear through the competition, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"Stand at attention. Salute your new kill sergeant. It’s CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"Spinner, spinner, chicken dinner! Here to make America gyrate again, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"It's a bird, it's a plane. It's about to bring the pain. Bustin' through this bracket like a full-metal jacket. Stand and salute CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"I hope you've had your shredded wheat because this next robot can't be beat. The stone-cold serial killer, CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"This bot is like Superman. His girlfriend is Lois Pain and you're about to be Clark Ditched. *singing* Here he comes to slay the day. It's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"He'll climb aboard your bot, spin you up in knots, then use you for spare parts. When it's over, he'll say 'Look at me. I'm the captain now.' CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"If this bot was a president, it would be Thomas Deatherson. Ready to make you sign his Declaration of Spindepence. It's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"It fights for truth, justice, and the American slay. Its spinny senses are tingling. It's a hurt, it's a pain, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"If the BattleBox were a kitchen, this bot would be Bobby Slay, and you're about to es-cargo into a puree of furee. E-V, Uh Oh, It's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"If this bot were in a band, it would be called "Tom Shredy and the Part-breakers." It's gonna throw you for an American Whirl. Your bot is going to break down and be fallin'. CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"This bot will hit you so hard, you'll seperator. Give it up for CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

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