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"I used cheap, cheap power drills for the drive, batteries left over from a previous BattleBot, and a carbon fiber structure I made myself in my lab at UCSB."
— Jason Bardis on Dr. Inferno Jr.

Dr. Inferno Jr. was a lightweight robot built by Jason Bardis of the Infernolab which entered all five seasons of Comedy Central BattleBots.

It was a flat box with skirts on all sides with a model of a robot on top. It replaced The Missing Link, Infernolab's lightweight entry in Season 1.0 and Long Beach 1999. The robot model was a Tomy Omnibot which Bardis purchased cheaply on eBay, with the arms modified to hold interchangeable weapons.[1] These originally consisted of a circular saw and a reciprocating saw which had multiple attachments, along with an extended carbon fiber flap to even out the doctor's drivetrain balance after the Season 3.0 lightweight rumble. In Season 4.0, they were replaced with a pair of custom-cut triangular tri-hook saws attached to circular saw tools. For Season 5.0, the skirts were upgraded to Kelvar, along with new sponsorships while the tri-hook saws remained.

Dr. Inferno Jr. was intended to be a novelty entry but proved a fierce competitor thanks to its untouchable ground clearance and precision driving. In addition, its four-wheel drive gave it unparalleled pushing power in the lightweight class. Despite its top-heavy appearance, Dr. Inferno Jr. was only flipped once in its entire career (in an untelevised match against The Crusher). The Omnibot itself was only damaged a few times in combat; the body was shattered by Toe-Crusher in Season 3.0, and one arm was snapped off by Afterburner in Season 5.0. Jason Bardis did not have a replacement arm, so he covered the stump in red paint-stained gauze for the televised rounds. The robot was heavily damaged in an untelevised Season 3.0 rumble by Backlash as its inner aluminum skeleton was majorly exposed. In every match, he sportingly let the other roboteers keep the broken pieces. The robot enjoyed a successful run in BattleBots due to its pushing power, winning two championships, and one Royal Rumble.

Its predecessor, Dr. Inferno, competed at the original BattleBots event at Long Beach in 1999. It partnered with another robot named Air Burial to create the multibot Hot Air. Dr. Inferno weighed only 17 pounds, which was the reason behind the pairing. However, Dr. Inferno was much less successful than its successor.

"Michael Mauldin has one of the Omnibot shells. I'm sure the rest was thrown in the trash decades ago. I didn't have much space or incentive to save scrapped parts."
— Jason's comment on Dr. Inferno Jr.'s retirement

Except for the internal aluminum torso skeleton and tri-hook saws, all parts of Dr. Inferno Jr. have been scrapped.[2] The skeleton, with a smaller Radio Shack Robie Jr. white robot on it, was attached to a four wheel drive box intended for a 15lb division. It was named Dr. Inferno ]I[.

Ahead of the show's return to ABC, Jason Bardis confirmed that Dr. Inferno Jr was set to return as a heavyweight with a spinning disk in the chest. However, this did not come to fruition and Bardis instead built The Disk O' Inferno for the 2016 season. The redesign of Dr. Inferno Jr., eventually became known as Dr. Inferno IV, was built as a 1lb antweight and attended filming sessions for BattleBots.[3][4] Jason Bardis would become a permanent judge on BattleBots until 2021.

Outside BattleBots[]

Dr. Inferno Jr.'s main chassis competed on Robotica and in Steel Conflict events under the name Mini Inferno.

Dr. Inferno Jr. was one of the three robots used for the Lab Rats episode "Robot Fight Club". Its given name was The Merchant of Menace.

As well as this, Dr. Inferno Jr. made a brief appearance in TLC's Movies for Guys Who Like Movies. It appears in the beginning where it fights against Rick Schwartz's miscellaneous toy robots and halfway through the video in a three way rumble against Lambo and Serial Box Killer.[5]

Robot History[]

Season 1.0[]

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Alpha Raptor

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Both robots are sent flying from the killsaws.

Dr. Inferno Jr.'s first and only match in Season 1.0 was against Alpha Raptor. Both robots went straight at each other and Alpha Raptor raised its arm immediately. For most of the match, Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Alpha Raptor around the BattleBox, but, as it was pushing, Dr. Inferno Jr.'s fragile foam wheels were falling apart from the abusive driving on the rough BattleBox floor. After this, Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Alpha Raptor onto the killsaws, which sent both robots flying across the BattleBox. Dr. Inferno Jr. stopped moving from this hit and Alpha Raptor attempts to lift it. Dr. Inferno Jr. was being counted out but Jason Bardis proved it still had movement and time ran out shortly thereafter. Alpha Raptor won on a 8-1 judges' decision and Dr. Inferno Jr. was eliminated.

Lightweight Consolation Rumble #2

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Dr. Inferno Jr. got hit by Afterthought.

Dr. Inferno Jr. also participated one of two consolation rumbles at the end of the tournament. In the beginning, Dr. Inferno Jr. got slammed by Sallad and later got hit by Afterthought's spinning disk from the right side. After Dr. Inferno Jr. was moving around the arena, it stopped moving and Serial Box Killer pushed it onto the blue square. The time ran out and Sallad, Sereal Box Killer, Rott-Bott 2000 and Mouser Mecha-Catbot won the consolation rumble overall.

Season 2.0[]

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Bad Habit

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Bad Habit against the spikestrip.

After receiving a bye, Dr. Inferno Jr. went up against Bad Habit. Both robots went straight to the center of the arena and aggressively slammed into each other. Dr. Inferno Jr. tried to get under the side and back of Bad Habit. Bad Habit was then pushed against the spikestrip, where Bad Habit's inverted wedge was stuck on the spikestrip and its wheels were off the ground. Bad Habit was then counted out and Dr. Inferno Jr. won by KO. This win put Dr. Inferno Jr. to the Round of 16, where it faced The Crusher.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. The Crusher

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The Crusher backs into Dr. Inferno Jr.

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The Crusher flipped Dr. Inferno Jr. against the spikestrip.

At the beginning, Dr. Inferno Jr. started pushing The Crusher against the spikestrip. The Crusher then managed to get underneath Dr. Inferno Jr. and slammed it against the arena wall and flipped it. Dr. Inferno Jr. was counted out and The Crusher won by KO. This meant that Dr. Inferno Jr. was eliminated from the tournament.

Lightweight Royal Rumble

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Dr. Inferno Jr. during the Lightweight Royal Rumble.

Dr. Inferno Jr. returned for the Lightweight Royal Rumble at the end of the tournament. After getting attacked by Toe-Crusher, Dr. Inferno Jr. got underneath Sublime II and flipped it onto its back. Dr. Inferno Jr. then started pushing the likes of Sallad and Afterthought 2.0 around the arena. Dr. Inferno Jr.'s skirts were flipped upwards after hitting the arena floor and started moving slowly around the arena. Shortly after, Dr. Inferno Jr. stopped moving and the time ran out. HammerHead won the royal rumble overall and Dr. Inferno Jr. lost.

Season 3.0[]

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Blood Dragon

Due to its seeding, Dr. Inferno Jr. was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 3.0, where it faced Blood Dragon in its first fight. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Blood Dragon to almost every hazard, threw sparks by cutting into the side of Blood Dragon, and managed to cut Blood Dragon's radio receiver antenna in the process. From this point on, Blood Dragon had very limited mobility and control. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a 40-5 judges' decision and advanced to the Round of 32, where it faced Toe-Crusher.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Toe-Crusher

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Dr. Inferno Jr. got underneath Toe-Crusher.

Both robots went straight at each other and Toe-Crusher's wedge got pushed up from hitting a bump in the arena floor. After Toe-Crusher was missing hitting Dr. Inferno Jr. multiple times, Dr. Inferno Jr. absorbs a couple blows from its spiked hammer and pushed Toe-Crusher against the arena wall. Toe-Crusher escaped and both robots were moving around the arena. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Toe-Crusher onto the killsaws and flipped it. Dr. Inferno Jr. then shoved Toe-Crusher against the arena wall again and Toe-Crusher managed to destroy the Omnibot shell with its spiked hammer. Both robots were moving around the arena and Dr. Inferno Jr's skirt got caught on the killsaws. Toe-Crusher got its pickaxe caught in one of the killsaw slots, but swings it free before the killsaws popped up. After both robots were moving around the arena again, Toe-Crusher got its spiked hammer caught on the ramrods and killsaw slots again before the time ran out. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a close 23-22 judges' decision and advanced to the Round of 16, where it faced Bad Habit again.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Bad Habit

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Dr. Inferno Jr. got underneath Bad Habit.

Both robots went straight at each other and Dr. Inferno Jr. immediately got underneath Bad Habit, but Bad Habit escaped. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under Bad Habit again and pushed it across, but Bad Habit escaped again. Both robots collide again and Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Bad Habit onto the killsaws. After both robots were moving around each other, both robots collide again and Dr. Inferno Jr. attempts to push Bad Habit from the left side. Dr. Inferno Jr. then got underneath the right side of Bad Habit and pushed it onto the piston, which flipped it onto its back. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Bad Habit's behind and took it to the piston again. As Bad Habit was having trouble moving around the arena, Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Bad Habit against the spikestrip and then towards the pulverizer, where one hit flipped Bad Habit after hitting one of its corners. Bad Habit was being pounded by the pulverizer multiple times and it stopped moving. Bad Habit was being counted out and Dr. Inferno Jr. won by KO. This win put Dr. Inferno Jr. to the quarter-finals, where it faced Herr Gepoünden.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Herr Gepoünden

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Dr. Inferno Jr. takes Herr Gepoünden to the killsaws.

The hellraiser were raised immediately and both robots waited for the hellraisers to come back down. Both robots met in the middle of the arena and Herr Gepoünden hit Dr. Inferno Jr. with its hammer. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Herr Gepoünden around the arena and eventually flipped it. Herr Gepoünden drove around the arena while Dr. Inferno Jr.'s skirts keep running into protrusions on the BattleBox floor. Herr Gepoünden works its way into the center of the arena and started spinning. Dr. Inferno Jr. waits for Herr Gepoünden to stop spinning. The hellraisers popped up and tossed Herr Gepoünden around a bit. Dr. Inferno Jr. went straight at Herr Gepoünden and took a big hit from Herr Gepoünden's hammer. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under Herr Gepoünden and caught its hammer under its right arm. Dr. Inferno Jr. sent Herr Gepoünden to the killsaws and sparks were flying. The match was halted because it was assumed that both robots needed to be separated, though Jason Bardis was not given a chance to unstick his robot. After the match was started again, Herr Gepoünden started hitting Dr. Inferno Jr. and got popped by the piston. After more pushed from Dr. Inferno Jr. and more hits from Herr Gepoünden, the time ran out and Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a 27-18 judges' decision. This win put Dr. Inferno Jr. to the semi-finals, where it faced Sallad.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Sallad

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Dr. Inferno Jr. got underneath Sallad.

The fight begins with Sallad driving at full speed into Dr. Inferno Jr.'s side. Sallad then took a hit from the killsaws. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under Sallad and pushed it into the wall. Sallad started hitting Dr. Inferno Jr.'s head and Dr. Inferno Jr. escaped before getting caught on the ramrods. Sallad's arm got stuck under Dr. Inferno Jr.'s arm, so Dr. Inferno Jr. pulls back and pushed Sallad into the arena wall again. Sallad eventually escaped. As Sallad drove around the arena, its lifting arm raised into the air, then stops when its perpendicular to the ground. Dr. Inferno Jr. got underneath Sallad again. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Sallad, and its skirt got caught on the floor. Dr. Inferno Jr. repositions itself under Sallad and pushed its opponent into the base of the screws. Dr. Inferno Jr. got its weapon to attack the side of Sallad, who was now stuck underneath the spikestrip. The timer ran out before the ref decided to count out Sallad. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a 36-9 judges' decision and advanced to the lightweight finals, where it faced Gamma Raptor.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Gamma Raptor

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Gamma Raptor during the lightweight finals.

Neither robot is able to stay under its opponent to flip it or push it anywhere. Gamma Raptor suddenly got caught on the killsaws and Gamma Raptor tried to get underneath Dr. Inferno Jr., but Dr. Inferno Jr. escaped. Gamma Raptor tried to charge at Jason Bardis' bot, but its claws became stuck in the killsaw slot. Gamma Raptor reversed to try to free itself, but the killsaws popped up and Gamma Raptor took a shot from the killsaws. Both robots were pushing each other and Dr. Inferno Jr. got pushed on the killsaws by Gamma Raptor. Both robots slammed into each other several times and with only ten seconds left, Gamma Raptor nearly flipped Dr. Inferno Jr. twice, but failed both time before the time ran out. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a 32-13 judges' decision and Dr. Inferno Jr. became the new lightweight champion.

Lightweight Royal Rumble

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Dr. Inferno Jr. fighting Reaper.

Dr. Inferno Jr. then participated the Lightweight Royal Rumble at the end of the tournament. It was first seen tackling Sallad, then Reaper. It then took on Backlash while being assisted by Gamma Raptor, before targeting Sallad again. Mecha Tentoumushi then got its shell onto Dr. Inferno Jr., which almost flipped it at one point. After escaping, it suffered a hit from Reaper, Dr. Inferno Jr. then tackled Backlash again.
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Dr. Inferno Jr. is smothered by Mecha Tentoumushi.

Herr Gepoünden and Wedge of Doom tried to gang up on Jason Bardis' bot, but it managed to escape. Later in the rumble, Mecha Tentoumushi smothered Dr. Inferno Jr. again and almost flipped it over. After getting away again it turned its attention to Ziggo momentarily before honing on Trilobot, and then Sallad and Backlash, as it took the latter hostage and rammed other robots using Backlash as a shield.
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Dr. Inferno Jr. in the Lightweight Royal Rumble.

After letting go, Backlash retaliated, but Dr. Inferno Jr. forced Backlash into a corner. It was attacked by Herr Gepoünden before confronting Ziggo once again. At an unknown stage in the rumble, Dr. Inferno Jr. lost its robot head. Although, it was one of few robots still moving in the end, it lost overall to Ziggo.

Season 4.0[]

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Pursuer

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Pursuer spikes Dr. Inferno Jr. in an upset.

Due to its seeding, Dr. Inferno Jr. was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 4.0, where it first faced Pursuer. towards the beginning, Dr. Inferno Jr. was pushing Pursuer against the arena wall near the red square. However, after Pursuer managed to get its spike underneath the skirts, Dr. Inferno Jr. stopped moving as all the welds holding the gears to the motor shafts broke. Dr. Inferno Jr. was being counted out and Pursuer won by a KO. This meant that Dr. Inferno Jr. was eliminated from the tournament.

Lightweight Consolation Rumble

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushes Mouser against a big pileup during the consolation rumble.

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Dr. Inferno Jr. shoving Mouser Mecha-Catbot.

Dr. Inferno Jr. also participated the Lightweight Consolation Rumble at the end of the tournament. Dr. Inferno Jr. performed really well as it pushed almost all twelve robots around the arena, sometimes pushing three at a time.
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Dr. Inferno Jr. just before it shoves Skid Mark into the spikestrip

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Dr. Inferno Jr. tangled with Scrap Daddy Surplus

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Dr. inferno Jr. shoving Snowflake

In the end, Dr. Inferno Jr. and The Crusher won the Lightweight Consolation Rumble and both advanced to the Lightweight Royal Rumble.

Lightweight Royal Rumble

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Hexy Jr. during the Lightweight Royal Rumble.

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Rambite into the spikestrip.

Dr. Inferno Jr. performed just as well as it did during the Lightweight Consolation Rumble as it pushed almost all eleven robots around the arena. In the end, it was between Dr. Inferno Jr., Hexy Jr. and The Crusher. Dr. Inferno Jr. got the biggest cheer from the crowd and was declared the winner. Despite not winning the lightweight championship, it redeemed itself as it won both lightweight rumbles overall.

Season 5.0[]

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Afterburner

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed a flipped Afterburner under the pulverizer.

Due to its seeding, Dr. Inferno Jr. was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 5.0, where it eventually faced Afterburner. Dr. Inferno Jr. started going backwards, with a second rear armor panel attached for protection, as Afterburner started spinning. Afterburner came in and hit Dr. Inferno Jr. multiple times. Pieces flew off the extra rear wedge panel of Dr. Inferno Jr., but the damage was not crippling, so Dr. Inferno Jr. turned to face Afterburner as it started pushing its opponent towards the spikestrip. As Afterburner made contact with the spikes, it ripped the right arm from Dr. Inferno Jr., who then pushed Afterburner around. Afterburner was taken to the screws and under the pulverizer shortly after. The pulverizer flipped Afterburner on its side before it ultimately landed on its back. Dr. Inferno Jr. repositioned Afterburner under the pulverizer and returned to its starting square. Afterburner was being counted out and Dr. Inferno Jr. won by KO.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Tentoumushi 8.0

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Dr. Inferno Jr. and Tentoumushi 8.0 collide.

This win put Dr. Inferno Jr. to the Round of 16, where it faced Tentoumushi 8.0. Jason Bardis did not have a replacement arm, so he covered the stump in gauze, with some red paint to look like blood, for the rest of its matches. Both robots headed towards the center of the BattleBox. Dr. Inferno Jr. got to the side of Tentoumushi 8.0 and pushed it against the arena wall. Dr. Inferno Jr. releases it and Tentoumushi 8.0 ran away near the killsaws. Tentoumushi 8.0 turned around and started to smother Dr. Inferno Jr.'s body. Dr. Inferno Jr. used that to its advantage though, pushing itself up against Tentoumushi 8.0 and shoving it towards the arena wall. Tentoumushi 8.0 raised its shell again but Dr. Inferno Jr. escaped. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under Tentoumushi 8.0's shell and pushed it onto the killsaws as sparks flew in the process. Tentoumushi 8.0 drove backwards and its shell caught Dr. Inferno Jr., but as Tentoumushi 8.0 pulled back, Dr. Inferno Jr. started to tip over. However, the shell did not have the purchase to topple Jason Bardis' bot and Dr. Inferno Jr. landed back on its wheels. Dr. Inferno Jr. drove towards Tentoumushi 8.0, but it missed its chance to smother and got pushed onto the killsaws again. Dr. Inferno Jr. got to the side of Tentoumushi 8.0 and pushed it against the spikestrip. it tried to smother Dr. Inferno Jr., but was unsuccessful in doing so. Later in the fight, Tentoumushi 8.0 drove itself under the pulverizer and its shell was pounded by the hammer. Dr. Inferno Jr. slid underneath the shell of Tentoumushi 8.0 and pushed it against the spikestrip a few times to show more aggression to the judges. Tentoumushi 8.0 ran away and Dr. Inferno Jr. got under its shell again, shoving Tentoumushi 8.0 onto the killsaws and keeping its wheels off the ground. Dr. Inferno Jr. survived several more attempts from Tentoumushi 8.0 to topple Dr. Inferno Jr. with its shell, and time eventually ran out. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a 26-19 judges' decision and advanced to the quarter-finals.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Death By Monkeys

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Death By Monkeys on the killsaws.

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Dr. Inferno Jr. got lifted by Death By Monkeys.

Now in the quarter-finals, Dr. Inferno Jr. faced Death By Monkeys. Both robots went straight at each other and both robots started pushing. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under Death By Monkeys' front and pushed it against the spikestrip. Death By Monkeys escaped and both robots started pushing each other again. Death By Monkeys got its lifting spikes underneath the front of Dr. Inferno Jr. and slams it hard against the arena wall. Dr. Inferno Jr. was around the pulverizer and escaped immediately. Both robots started pushing again and Dr. Inferno Jr. was taking Death By Monkeys to the screws, but one of the screws wasn't working. Death By Monkeys escaped and got its lifting spikes underneath the front of Dr. Inferno Jr. again. Death By Monkeys lifts it, but Dr. Inferno Jr. just slipped out. Dr. Inferno Jr. then started pushing Death By Monkeys from the rear and both robots took a small pop from the killsaws. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under the left side of Death By Monkeys and took it to the killsaws. Death My Monkeys drove itself over the killsaws and tried to get underneath Dr. Inferno Jr. again, but couldn't. Dr. Inferno Jr. continued pushing Death By Monkeys and takes it to the killsaws again. After Dr. Inferno Jr. sent Death By Monkeys to another set of killsaws, both robots collided and Dr. Inferno Jr. continued to push its opponent. Death By Monkeys got its lifting spikes under the front of Dr. Inferno Jr. again and lifted it, but could not topple Jason Bardis' bot. Death By Monkeys targeted the left side of Dr. Inferno Jr, but again failed to lift it over. Dr. Inferno Jr. escaped and started pushing Death By Monkeys again before the time ran out. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a 26-19 judges' decision.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Gamma Raptor

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Dr. Inferno Jr. got under the rear of Gamma Raptor.

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Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Gamma Raptor against the spikestrip.

Dr. Inferno Jr. met Gamma Raptor for a second time in the semi-finals. Dr. Inferno Jr. drove off at an angle and met Gamma Raptor in the middle of the BattleBox. Dr. Inferno Jr. bumps into the side of Gamma Raptor and Gamma Raptor started going backwards. Gamma Raptor got under the side skirt of Dr. Inferno Jr. and pushed it around the arena. Dr. Inferno Jr. slid off before Gamma Raptor could push it against the arena wall. Both robots collided and Dr. Inferno Jr. got underneath the rear of Gamma Raptor. Dr. Inferno Jr. started pushing Gamma Raptor and took it to the spikestrip. Both robots were around the pulverizer and neither robot got hit from it. Gamma Raptor backed away from the wall, right into Dr. Inferno Jr., which managed to wedge itself beneath opponent and hit it with its spinning triangle. Dr. Inferno Jr. tried to push Gamma Raptor around, but the lower teeth on Gamma Raptor's lifting arm got caught in the ramrod holes. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under the side of Gamma Raptor and pushed it to the middle of the BattleBox. Gamma Raptor backs up and charged into Dr. Inferno Jr., but missed as Dr. Inferno Jr. escaped. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under the rear of Gamma Raptor once more, lifting Gamma Raptor's wheels off of the ground. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed and Gamma Raptor bounced along the BattleBox floor, on its front. Gamma Raptor raised its arm, which got it back in a more horizontal mode, but Dr. Inferno Jr.'s spinning triangle is making contact with Gamma Raptor's side armor and sparks were being produced. Dr. Inferno Jr. pushed Gamma Raptor against the arena wall. Dr. Inferno Jr. backs up and Gamma Raptor is back on the ground. Gamma Raptor started pushing Dr. Inferno Jr. and got itself caught on the killsaws, tossing Gamma Raptor into the air and forcing it to slowly self-right as Dr. Inferno Jr. maintained its offensive. Now able to turn itself over, Gamma Raptor fled to the other side of the BattleBox and charged into Dr. Inferno Jr.. Gamma Raptor prepared to charge into Dr. Inferno Jr. again, but it escaped. Gamma Raptor got under the front wedge of Dr. Inferno Jr. and started to lift it, who began to tilt as Gamma Raptor pushed it against the arena wall. Gamma Raptor immediately got under Dr. Inferno Jr. and pushed it against the arena wall again. Gamma Raptor had its lifting arm against Dr. Inferno Jr.'s body and the teeth on its body under Dr. Inferno Jr.'s front skirt. Gamma Raptor pushed Dr. Inferno Jr. across the full length of the BattleBox and slammed it against the arena wall once again. Dr, Inferno Jr. landed on its wheels as Gamma Raptor flipped itself over. Gamma Raptor attempts to self-right again, but drove itself against the spikestrip. Dr. Inferno Jr. turns around and pushed Gamma Raptor against the arena wall. Dr. Inferno Jr. started to make sparks on Gamma Raptor's armor with its spinning triangle. Dr. Inferno Jr. backs off and Gamma Raptor was still stuck against the spikestrip, where it remained and was counted out, awarding Dr. Inferno Jr. a victory via knockout at 2:59, and allowing it to advance to the Grand Final, where it fought Wedge of Doom.

Dr. Inferno Jr. vs. Wedge of Doom

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Wedge of Doom pushed Dr. Inferno Jr. against the arena wall.

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Both robots pushing each other during the closing stages.

Now in the finals, Dr. Inferno Jr.faced Wedge of Doom. Early on, Wedge of Doom cautiously approached Jason Bardis' bot and Dr. Inferno Jr. tried to get out of the way. Dr. Inferno Jr. got under one of Wedge of Doom's wedges and tried pushing it around the arena. Both robots were only going in circles and Wedge of Doom backs off. Wedge of Doom charges and got under Dr. Inferno Jr. Wedge of Doom started pushing and Dr. Inferno Jr. backs off again. Dr. Inferno Jr. tried using its rear skirt to get under Wedge of Doom, but only got caught on its wedge. Wedge of Doom got under the front of Dr. Inferno Jr. and drove underneath it. Dr. Inferno Jr. landed on the killsaws and Wedge of Doom got under Dr. Inferno Jr. again, but it just drove underneath it again. Wedge of Doom got under Dr. Inferno Jr. again and pushed it to the killsaws, but Dr. Inferno Jr. escaped. Wedge of Doom kept getting underneath Dr. Inferno Jr. and both robots got caught on the killsaws. Wedge of Doom got underneath the front of Dr. Inferno Jr. and pushed it against the spikestrip. Wedge of Doom got under Dr. Inferno Jr. and tried to push it against the spikestrip again, but couldn't. Dr. Inferno Jr. continued riding on its opponent's front and Wedge of Doom tried to lift it. Dr. Inferno Jr. drove off and nearly got hit by the pulverizer. Both robots were pushing each other and Dr. Inferno Jr. was able to push Wedge of Doom backwards at one point. Both robots were around the pulverizer and Dr. Inferno Jr's base got hit by the pulverizer. Dr. Inferno Jr. tried to push Wedge of Doom under the pulverizer, but it just takes another hit from the hazard. Wedge of Doom does get hit by the pulverizer and immediately lost mobility of all of its left side drive, but it got under Dr. Inferno Jr. again, but it just slipped off. Dr. Inferno Jr. drove up on Wedge of Doom's wedge again and Wedge of Doom started smoking. Smoke continues to pour out of the left side of Wedge of Doom as one of its two speed controllers overheated and Dr. Inferno Jr. drove up on Wedge of Doom's wedge again. Wedge of Doom was drifting toward the killsaws and Dr. Inferno Jr. drove up on Wedge of Doom's front before time ran out. Dr. Inferno Jr. won on a close 23-22 judges' decision and was declared the lightweight champion once again.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 12
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
Season 1.0 None Alpha Raptor
Season 2.0 Bad Habit The Crusher
Season 3.0 Blood Dragon
Toe-Crusher
Bad Habit
Herr Gepoünden
Sallad
Gamma Raptor
None
Season 4.0 None Pursuer
Season 5.0 Afterburner
Tentoumushi 8.0
Death By Monkeys
Gamma Raptor
Wedge of Doom
None

Mark Beiro Introductions[]

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"Take away his slick paint job, his trademark flames and his dangerous blade. No seriously, take them away. It's the only way to beat DR. INFERNO JR.!"

"He works in the OR, loves watching ER and he's about to wipe you off the radar. Introducing, DR. INFERNO JR.!"

"He already has one nut and now he's back for number 2. Here is DR. INFERNO JR.!"

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Trivia[]

  • Dr. Inferno Jr. had fought Team Raptor three times, losing to them once (against Alpha Raptor), but conquering them twice (against Gamma Raptor).
  • A heavyweight incarnation of Dr. Inferno Jr. was designed for World Championship I in 2015, but never got past the CAD stage.[6]
  • Dr. Inferno Jr.'s font stickered on the front carbon fiber flap is known as "Freak."
  • Dr. Inferno Jr even had its own theme song and CD, written by BattleBots music writer Eban Schletter.

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