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Foxtrot was a heavyweight robot from Team Danby which competed in Discovery Season 4 of the BattleBots reboot.

The robot was built by Craig Danby, who previously competed in Discovery Season 3 with Predator, in Series 8 and 9 of Robot Wars with Foxic, and Series 10 with Apex. Foxtrot was a four-wheel drive robot with a lifting head that can double as a self-righter, much like Foxic. The side armor was made from 5160 steel, and its chassis was constructed from 5083 aluminum. Like its predecessor Predator, Foxtrot was relatively small and light compared to the rest of the field, weighing nearly 50lbs under the 250lb weight limit according to the Team Danby website.[1] Also like Predator, it struggled to find success in its one and only season, going 0-3 in Fight Night and ultimately failing to make the Top 32.

Craig Danby also competed in the 2018 Robot Ruckus event with Foxtrot, where it fought Mammoth. He would compete again in future Robot Ruckus events, but fought primarily with SlamMow!, though brought Foxtrot's predecessor Predator back as a second entry to the 2021 event.

Foxtrot did not return to BattleBots after Discovery Season 4, with Team Danby opting to enter the more successful SlamMow! into future seasons of the show. Team captain Craig Danby confirmed in 2020 that he planned to convert Foxtrot into a coffee table, after gutting Foxtrot of useful parts to upgrade Foxic.[2]

"Foxtrot will be a coffee table, once its cleaned and polished it’ll take pride of place in my bonus room, once I figure out how to take a 250lbs robot up a flight of stairs."
— Craig Danby announces Foxtrot's retirement from robot combat.

Robot History[]

Discovery Season 4[]

Foxtrot vs. DeathRoll

DeathRoll and Foxtrot do battle.

DeathRoll hits Foxtrot.

Foxtrot's first ever match was against the Australian entry DeathRoll. The vertical spinner got up to speed and Foxtrot initially tanked the hits, with sparks flying off the front of Team Danby's robot. After the second hit, DeathRoll was no longer moving near the killsaws. Foxtrot waited tentatively, but DeathRoll started moving once more and the fight resumed. Foxtrot took another hit, lost a piece of its wheel guard, and eventually stopped moving. Foxtrot was counted out, giving DeathRoll the win by a quick KO.

Foxtrot vs. Mammoth

Foxtrot finds itself stuck inside Mammoth.

Foxtrot's next match was against Mammoth, a rematch from their encounter at Robot Ruckus in 2018. Foxtrot had the advantage right from the start, being able to drive around quickly and get underneath the giant bot, even pushing it around a bit and knocking a piece off the lifter. It did take a few hits, but was able to get away and continue its tactic. However, it drove straight into Mammoth's lifter and was repeatedly hit by the arm before eventually escaping. Foxtrot tried to push Mammoth again, but it suddenly stopped moving before raising its arm, and was then immobilized. Foxtrot was counted out, giving Mammoth the win by KO.

Foxtrot vs. Double Jeopardy vs. Daisy Cutter

Foxtrot slides underneath Daisy Cutter as Double Jeopardy fires its slug.

Foxtrot also competed in a rumble against Double Jeopardy and Daisy Cutter. The match was even to begin with, as nobody had could cause significant damage with their respective weaponry. Foxtrot managed to jam Daisy Cutter on top of it as Double Jeopardy fired and missed its shot, reducing itself to a pushbot. Daisy Cutter was freed, and drove away. Foxtrot found itself stuck in a corner of the BattleBox, and after reversing all the way to the opponents, died near the blue square. Daisy Cutter then ground to a halt, before a count began. Double Jeopardy ultimately won the fight by double KO, pushing Foxtrot to 0-3 for the season.

Results[]

FOXTROT - RESULTS
Discovery Season 4
Fight Nights
0-3
Fight Night (Untelevised) vs. DeathRoll Lost (KO)
Fight Night (Untelevised) vs. Mammoth Lost (KO)
Fight Night Rumble (Untelevised) vs. Daisy Cutter,
Double Jeopardy
Lost (KO)

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 4 None DeathRoll (Undercard Match)

Mammoth (Untelevised Undercard Match)

Double Jeopardy (Untelevised Rumble)

Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

"Five six seven eight, you're about to meet your fate. There's no chance of advancing after this dirty dancing. Nobody puts botty in a corner! It's FOXTROT!"

"This bot will make you dance around the ring. It takes two to tango, but only one hit to take you to the floor. The jig is up, and he's gonna tap you out. FOXTROT!"

"You just got served! The dance-off is on, and you look scurred. It takes two to tango, but only one to make you go bang-o. It's FOXTROT!"

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