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Chronos is a heavyweight robot from Ghetto Logic Robotics, also known on the show simply as Team Chronos, which competed in Discovery Seasons 4 and 5 of the BattleBots reboot.

It is an invertible, two-wheel drive robot armed with a 110lb rotating shell manufactured from 2" thick magnesium. This circular shell covered the circumference of the bot, and doubled up as additional armor for their internal components. It is themed after the Ancient Greek god of time, also called Chronos, with an exposed gear pattern representing a clockwork aesthetic. It was accompanied by 3lb minibot called Hand of Time (also known as Time Line) which was a a nine-foot long pole capable of spinning on a dime. Chronos failed to perform as intended during its debut season, finishing the 2018 season's Fight Night with a 1-2 record due to unreliability concerning their primary weapon's rigidity, spin-up speed and power.

Following their exit from the main competition, the minibot was loaned to Team Valkyrie for a grudge match against Ribbot, where it was painted black and blue and given blue flags for the battle.

Returning for Discovery Season 5, Chronos had some revisions done mainly to its ring, now being an angeled shape like Captain Shrederator in an attempt to deflect spinning opponents. It also sported new teeth, and bore additional decorations on the top of the bot and its ring. Chronos fared no better in the 2020 season as its weapon was still struggling to cause any real damage. It was flipped against the BattleBox in a loss to P1, though it was at least shown to be durable in its subsequent loss to Bloodsport. Chronos did not do any better in the Son of Whyachi bracket of BattleBots: Bounty Hunters, losing a rematch to Copperhead in the opening round.

Chronos did not compete in the 2021 season of BattleBots as Jerry Serafin has joined Robotic Death Company to assist with Gigabyte and Cobalt. Teammate Bradley Hanstad also assisted with Deep Six during the competition.

CAD for the 2022 Chronos build.

However, Chronos submitted an application for Discovery Season 7.[1] The team appears largely the same with Jerry Serafin and Johnny Melgoza still present, though they have picked up a new female team member called Jennifer, whose full name was not mentioned in the application, but attended an event hosted by Jerry Serafin and was inspired to join the team. Trent Wilson returns to the team having joined ahead of the 2020 season, explaining the intention to manufacture multiple shells to decrease repair time.

Chronos with its team members for This is Fighting Robots.

Outside of BattleBots, Bradley Hanstad fought alongside John Mladenik and Megabyte in Season 1 of Chinese show King of Bots, finishing third place overall in the competition. Chronos itself fought in the subsequent show from the same production team This is Fighting Robots, with Bradley Hanstad returning and accompanied by Chronos captain Jerry Serafin. Chronos survived its preliminary rumble, but lost both its fights afterwards and was eliminated early on. Jerry Serafin also hosts SmashBotz events in South Carolina for lower weight class robots.

Robot History[]

Discovery Season 4[]

Chronos vs. Gigabyte

Chronos and Gigabyte collide.

Gigabyte delivers the killing blow to Chronos.

Chronos started off the 2019 season with a match against Gigabyte. When the match began, both robots were off to a relatively poor start as neither was able to spin up without becoming unbalanced. Chronos ultimately took the first hit, which was relatively mild. Chronos spun back up but took another hit, this time sending both robots flying in opposite directions of the BattleBox. After a third hit, both robots were sent flying again. However, by the fourth hit, Chronos was no longer moving and eventually spun down. Chronos' team worked hard to try and get going, but it was no use. Chronos was counted out, giving Gigabyte the KO win.

Chronos vs. Copperhead

The biggest collision of the match, sending Chronos and Copperhead to opposite ends of the box.

Next for Chronos was a match against Copperhead. Chronos returned to work on the bot after their previous loss to try and improve reliability issues, installing a much more powerful motor for the weapon. Chronos hung back to get itself up to full speed while its minibot Time Line distracted Copperhead momentarily. Once both spinners got up to speed, Chronos was able to pop Copperhead into a wheelie, but no major damage was caused. The second hit threwboth bots in opposite directions and broke both primary weapons. Chronos was still able to move around, but its magnesium ring had been cracked badly, preventing it from spinning. However, this impact had done more to its opponent as their drum was dislodged on one side and Copperhead could now only crab walk. This was not deemed translational movement by the referees, who counted Copperhead out, giving Chronos their first BattleBots victory.

Chronos & MadCatter vs. Monsoon & Ragnarök

Chronos pins Monsoon to the wall, but takes damage from their vertical spinner.

The collision between Monsoon and Chronos that broke the ring spinner.

Chronos also fought with MadCatter in a Tag Team match against Monsoon and Ragnarök. Chronos was accompanied by its minibot Time Line for this match once again. Throughout the fight, outside of several light hits on Ragnarök and Monsoon, Chronos did very little in the match as it took a hit from Monsoon that damaged its ring spinner and left it off-balance for the remainder of the battle. Time Line was eventually also tossed into the air, but Chronos returned to the battle towards the end after its weapon was turned off. For the remainder of the match, Chronos made several attempts to take control of Monsoon, but struggled to play a big part overall. Chronos managed to survive to a judges' decision, but they awarded Monsoon and Ragnarök a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Discovery Season 5[]

Chronos vs. P1

Chronos is flipped against the barrier by P1.

Chronos' first match in Discovery Season 5 was against P1, an untelevised match only released in full as part of the Basement Tapes. The fight started with Chronos spinning up and P1 losing its spoiler. Chronos sunk its shell into P1's wedge, but had stopped spinning, allowing P1 to attempt a flip. Chronos had space and time to spin up once again, but was no longer spinning to the same speed. P1 appeared to be struggling with drive however managed to slide underneath Chronos and throw it against the side wall, beaching its opponent in the process. Chronos was counted out and P1 won by KO.

Chronos vs. Bloodsport

Chronos and Bloodsport eye each other up from the off.

Chronos next fought Bloodsport, who had quickly dispatched of End Game in their previous match. Chronos had a terrible start as their weapon was quickly disabled on the first impact. Luckily, Bloodsport did not continue using its weapon for much of the fight, intending to reduce the damage to its own weapon and banking on winning the resulting pushing match. The rounded shell of Chronos did not lend itself well to trying to bully Bloodsport and though it managed to survive for a judges' decision, they ruled unanimously in favor of Bloodsport.

BattleBots: Bounty Hunters[]

Chronos vs. Copperhead

Copperhead twists and launches Chronos across the BattleBox.

Chronos competed in the Son of Whyachi Bounty Hunters bracket, where it began with a rematch against Copperhead. Though Chronos tried to spin up to speed, Copperhead hunted it down and landed a glancing hit to slow the ring spinner. Chronos then tried to escape, but Copperhead's next attack send it flying across the length of the box, immobilizing it in the process. Chronos was counted out, and Copperhead advanced in the bracket.

Results[]

CHRONOS - RESULTS
Discovery Season 4
Fight Nights
1-1
Fight Night vs. Gigabyte Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Copperhead Won (KO)
Exhibition Matches
Team Match (with MadCatter) vs. Monsoon & Ragnarök Lost (JD)
Discovery Season 5
Fight Nights
0-2
Fight Night (Untelevised) vs. P1 Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Bloodsport Lost (JD)
Bounty Hunters 2020
Bounty Hunters 2020 - Son of Whyachi Episode
Round 1 vs. Copperhead Lost (KO)

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 5
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 4 Copperhead (Undercard Match)

Gigabyte (Undercard Match)

Monsoon and Ragnarök (Exhibition Tag Team Match)

Discovery Season 5 None P1 (Untelevised Undercard Match)

Bloodsport (Undercard Match)

BattleBots: Bounty Hunters None Copperhead

Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

"Its name is Greek for time and yours is up. Stop, watch, and make sure you get help from a second hand, you're gonna need it. Time flies when you're getting clocked around the BattleBox. CHRONOS!"

"You could call this bot Gears for Fears because when it spins in circles, it's a very sad world. I find it kind of funny, you'll find it kind of sad. CHRONOS!"

"It's the bot that gives a lickin', and keeps on kickin', and kickin', and kickin'. E equals MC's scared bros! It's CHRONOS!"

"From Gardena, California, tick tock. Your time has run out. Here's CHRONOS!"

See Also[]

Trivia[]

  • Team member Johnny Melgoza's name is spelt as "Jhonny" on the 2019 competitors list on the BattleBots website.
  • Chronos is one of the few BattleBots competitors to fight in China under the same name and guise.
    • Others, such as Tantrum, Gigabyte and Breaker Box had to change their names and looks for King of Bots, and were known as Boxing Champion, Megabyte and Wrecker respectively.
  • One of Faruq Tauheed's introductions for Chronos references Tears for Fears' 1983 single Mad World, which was covered by Gary Jules in 2001.
  • The clockwork decoration on Chronos was designed by team member Bradley Hanstad.

References[]

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