HUGE's Discovery Season 5 appearance.

Huge (stylized as HUGE) is a heavyweight robot which competed in all three seasons of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science. It was a white, box-shaped robot with giant UHMW wheels. For weaponry, HUGE was armed with a very powerful spinning bar. The overall design was similar to that of Gyrax, though the two are unrelated. HUGE's unorthodox design and destructive power led it to become a crowd favorite, even when it was torn apart at the hands of Icewave.

The robot was heavily based the team's beetleweight and featherweight robots Tiny Huge and Huge which were basically smaller versions of the heavyweight robot.

HUGE came back for Season 4 with some new wheels with thicker construction for the horizontal spinners, metallic wheel hubs over the plastic ones for the wheels and bar, better support struts for the back end, and a blue colored bar and eyes. HUGE was able to do just as well as it did last season, reaching the Top 16 again, but lasting through the whole fight this time.

For Season 5, HUGE was largely the same visually as it was in Season 4, but the struts are changed, as well as bolts added on the front, but it is now more solid and can take more hits. HUGE didn't do as well as in his previous two seasons, going 1-2 in the qualifying rounds (despite doing some major damage to Mammoth in the first loss and suffering a highly controversial loss to Hydra in the second) but still made it into the Championship Tournament, only to lose a rematch to eventual runner-up Whiplash in the Round of 32, preventing him from making it to the Round of 16. HUGE also participated in the Witch Doctor Bounty Hunter bracket, defeating Slap Box in the first round, but lost to Malice in the second round.

Robot History

Discovery Season 3

HUGE's Discovery Season 3 appearance.

HUGE hits SubZero with its spinning bar.

HUGE's first match of the competition was against SubZero. In this match, HUGE attacked SubZero, whom was backing in to HUGE for fear of the weapon. HUGE was proving to be too high for SubZero to do much with its weaponry or defenses and continued to take punishment, eventually losing one of the two attachments meant to fight against HUGE. As the match went on, HUGE managed to get SubZero's weaponry pretty much disabled and was attacking it up against the arena wall before time ran out. In the end, HUGE won on a 3-0 judges decision to advance to the next stage of the tournament.

Both robots collide.

HUGE tosses Free Shipping onto its back.

HUGE's second match was against Free Shipping. In this match, HUGE was easily able to attack with his spinning blade while Free Shipping was trying to use its forklift, which had added spikes in hopes of snaring its opponent. HUGE started its attacks and bent up one of the forks on Free Shipping. HUGE stayed facing Free Shipping and began to tear into the supports on top of Free Shipping. After another attack, HUGE had bent the flame thrower on Free Shipping, causing Free Shipping to start burning itself. As the match wore on, HUGE was still in control, but was starting to have some minor drive issues as it was nearly toppled near the pulverizer. Time ran out and the judges awarded HUGE a split 2-1 judges decision victory to advance it to the next stage of the tournament.

HUGE splits Chomp's axe in half.

Next up for HUGE was Chomp. For this match, HUGE brought in a little white box shaped minibot with a waving flag called Surrender! The purpose for it was since they were both white, Surrender! would try to throw off Chomp's targeting system. The match was off to a great start for HUGE as it bent Chomp's hammer arm so it couldn't be used as a weapon. Chomp continued to attack HUGE with its arm like a shield, and belching fire much like Free Shipping did. After a bit, HUGE split Chomp's hammer arm in two, rendering it fully useless. Even so, Chomp managed to shove HUGE into the arena barrier, but HUGE escaped. Chomp found itself knocked over, but still managed to get back over. However, Chomp was defenseless without its weapon and was knocked over again as time ran out. The judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision for HUGE.

HUGE's wheel gets damaged by Icewave.

HUGE gets split in half by Icewave.

HUGE was then drawn up against Icewave in the final bid to make the top 16. HUGE opted to use a slightly shorter bar to allow for higher reach on Icewave's ICE, but also allow the weapon to spin even if the wheels were damaged. When the match began, HUGE took a shot to one of its wheels that broke a piece off, leaving it almost unable to drive on that side. HUGE pressed on and took more damage. HUGE was only able to drive in circles and took a big hit that ripped the robot in half. HUGE was now completely immobilized and counted out, giving Icewave the win by a quick KO. 

HUGE knocks out Bite Force's weapon chain.

Having earned the 14th seed, HUGE had to fight the 3rd seed and former champion, Bite Force. HUGE opted to go with their longer bar for more reach. When the match began, it was looking quite good for HUGE as they were delivering hits on Bite Force without really taking any damage in return. HUGE then delivered a big hit that took out Bite

HUGE splits itself in half.

Force's weapon chain, leaving Bite Force with just its wedges and pushing power. However, as the fight went on, HUGE's frame was starting to bow downward and after HUGE backed away to take another deliver another hit, the back supports hit the ground, the repairs from the Icewave fight gave way, and the body split in half. The wheels were still functional, but couldn't make any transitional movement so HUGE was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and eliminating HUGE from the tournament.

At the end of the season, HUGE received the "Best Design" award, based on a vote from the builders.

Discovery Season 4

HUGE's Discovery Season 4 appearance.

HUGE's first match of 2019 put it against former champion Son of Whyachi. For this fight, HUGE went with more solid wheels, dubbed "anti-spinner wheels" with the intent on being able to take big hits from Son of Whyachi's rotatory hammers. This proved effective at the start as HUGE was certainly able to take the hits from its opponent without any major damage done. HUGE was also not causing any real damage to Son of Whyachi either but both robots continued. However, HUGE's durability started to fail as they took a big hit from Son of Whyachi that tore off a good chunk of the left wheel. HUGE was now tipped to the left and unable to really drive around. After taking a final hit from Son of Whyachi, HUGE was counted out, giving Son of Whyachi the win by KO.

HUGE was next placed against newcomer Jasper. For this fight, HUGE went with its more traditional wheels. As the match began, HUGE struggled a bit to cause much damage to Jasper, even getting somewhat tangled up with Jasper's weapon. HUGE got going and tore off both of Jasper's armor plates. Jasper self-righted so HUGE threw it onto its back again. After another impact, Jasper was no longer moving and tried desperately to either show movement or possibly get off an uneven part of the floor but to no avail. Jasper was counted out, giving HUGE the win by KO.

Next up for HUGE was a match against Gigabyte. This time, HUGE went with its anti-horizontal spinner wheels again, with some tweaks to them and a 34" weapon bar to attack Gigabyte from above. As the match got underway, HUGE chased after Gigabyte as it bounced off the wall twice and went to center of the arena. HUGE was able to strike Gigabyte twice, the latter of which left Gigabyte smoking and weaponless, even ripping the polycarb that's on top of Gigabyte in multiple exchanges. HUGE continued to attack, but was losing the rubber pieces that helped it with traction on the arena floor. HUGE was then flipped by Gigabyte, but was still attacking. HUGE was then pushed into the screws and got one of its wheels caught behind the arena hazard, but due to the size of them, they were able to escape. As the match came to a close, Gigabyte was still smoking and was no longer moving, but there was no time to count them out. The judges awarded HUGE a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Bronco launches a massive flip on HUGE.

HUGE now went up against Team Inertia Labs and Bronco but went in with their normal configuration. The match was off to a good start for HUGE as they immediately tore into Bronco's top armor, leaving it open on one side. HUGE was then stuck on top of Bronco and pushed around a bit before escaping. HUGE then attacked Bronco again, tearing off the piece they broke into earlier. HUGE was then tossed into the air but landed without suffering any real damage. HUGE then attacked Bronco once more, throwing them into the air but Bronco landed upright. As the final seconds ticked down, HUGE took advantage of Bronco's lack of movement by delivering a few more hits. The judges awarded HUGE a unanimous 3-0 decision.

HUGE rips off one of Hypershock's wheel.

With three back-to-back wins, HUGE was now in reach of the Top 16, but had to face off against Will Bales and HyperShock. HUGE stuck with its normal configuration and started off rather poorly, getting pushed around. However, HyperShock's weapon was soon disabled thanks to its own rake getting jammed with it, so HUGE was able to start racking up damage points by ripping off armor. However, HUGE was again being pushed around from the side and wasn't able to face HyperShock with a working weapon at all. Luckily, HUGE managed to get to HyperShock's right side and rip off a wheel. Eventually, HyperShock began smoking and was counted out, giving HUGE the win by KO and a spot in the Top 16.

HUGE's only match in the Top 16 was another four wheel drive yellow robot, Whiplash and Matt Vasquez. HUGE started off pretty evenly with Whiplash as they were on the attack and costing Whiplash a tire but otherwise not doing much damage. HUGE started to lose some control of the fight as they were being pushed around the arena by Whiplash thanks to its lifting arm. HUGE wasn't really taking any damage from these attacks and managed to survive relatively unscathed to a judges decision. The judges awarded Whiplash a 2-1 split decision to advance to the quarterfinals, eliminating HUGE from the tournament again.

Discovery Season 5

Mammoth tackles down HUGE.

HUGE's first match of 2020 was against the other tall bot and meta breaker, Mammoth. This match also served as a grudge match from the 2019 Robot Ruckus tournament. The fight started off with both bots colliding and HUGE getting the better of the exchange by flipping Mammoth, which quickly righted itself. The two bots then charged at each other again with each bot's weapon spinning. However, HUGE was tangled with Mammoth's weapon and was thrown hard as a result. This didn't free HUGE from Mammoth however, so HUGE went to the corner to stay away as Mammoth tried to fling it. With a few attempts to fling and somersaults from Mammoth, HUGE went to the other corner in the box to stay away. However, this turned out to be a poor decision for HUGE, Mammoth was able to toss it to the screws where it got pinned by the pulverizer. After escaping the pulverizer, Mammoth tossed one of HUGE's wheels out of the arena in a way where despite HUGE trying to work itself free, it couldn't get out. HUGE was counted out, giving Mammoth the win by KO, but not without leaving Mammoth with real repairs to be done to its frame.

HUGE! taking sparks off of Hydra's attatchment

HUGE was next facing off against Hydra, whom had already dispatched of last season's runner-up Witch Doctor. HUGE had little contact with its opponent, whom was armed with an attachment wide enough to block HUGE's progression and weapon. As a result, all HUGE could do was try to out maneuver Hydra. At one point HUGE was able to feed their legs through Hydra's attachment, lifting Hydra lightly into HUGE's blade and making sparks. HUGE found itself under the pulverizer, getting hit twice. Time ran out and the judges gave Hydra a unanimous (and controversial) 3-0 decision.

HUGE! tears off Kraken's eye, revealing it's internals

Fresh off their loss to Hydra, HUGE was now against Matt Spurk and Kraken. HUGE faced a different attachment from its opponent, shaped like a harpoon. HUGE started off by being grappled by its opponent and hit by Kraken's flamethrower. HUGE was released and, spinning downwards, managed to tear off some of the cosmetic coverings from Kraken and disabling Kraken's jaw. HUGE opted to spin its weapon the other way and toppled Kraken completely, taking off half of its opponent's top plate as well. As the match wore on, HUGE continued to take off the coverings and got Kraken toppled once more before time ran out, ripping out Kraken's batteries. The judges awarded HUGE a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Sparks fly as Whiplash grapples with HUGE!

In spite of its record, HUGE was now in the Top 32 in a rematch against Matt Vasquez and Whiplash. HUGE opted to spin its weapon downward to land hits on top. This in turn did help HUGE land some shots but HUGE was unable to land all that many as they were shoved into the Screws twice and prevented from spinning up their weapon properly by their opponent. HUGE managed to get its weapon going briefly but found itself once again being controlled, only managing to tear off its opponent's wedge attachment on the lifter before time ran out. The judges awarded Whiplash a spot in the Top 16 and a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Battlebots Bounty Hunters

Following a frustrating season, HUGE entered the Witch Doctor Bounty Hunters bracket, facing newcomers Slap Box in the first round. Sporting its new black wheels, it started on the offensive, immediately knocking off one of Slap Box's tires. Undeterred, HUGE was pressured by Slap Box as it tore off its own treads in places. Though HUGE had its weapon spun up, Slap Box was low enough for most impacts to be glancing shots at best. HUGE managed to get back into the fight as it progressed, causing sparks to fly as it rode over the top of its opponent. Slap Box remained aggressive, hooking HUGE's wheel at one stage, but at the same time making itself vulnerable. HUGE managed to attack from overhead once more and this time tore off one of Slap Box's side wedges. Slap Box was dead with 10 seconds to go, but there was no time for a count out. HUGE finished strong, tearing off another of its opponent's wheels to leave a lasting impression on the judges. HUGE won by unanimous decision, and moved on in the bracket.

Next up for HUGE was Bunny Sauriol and Malice, who had opted for Purple Pain in this fight to allow for additional top armor. HUGE itself chose its assymetrical spinning bar for this fight. HUGE started on the offensive, attacking from overhead where possible. Malice retaliated by attacking the wheels, tearing off parts of the tread and one of the stabilising arms in the process. HUGE continued to be attacked, and after losing one arm and having the other bent inwards, now struggled to drive forwards. Malice's weapon had now also stopped working, its belt strewn across the floor of the box. Despite this however, it maintained its attacks on HUGE. As the fight entered its closing moments, HUGE was shoved into the screws and this left the lasting impression on the judges. Despite losing its weapon, Malice won by unanimous decision, ending HUGE's run in the tournament.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 9
  • Losses: 8
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 3 SubZero (Undercard Match)

Free Shipping (Undercard Match)

Chomp (Undercard Match)

Icewave (Undercard Match)

Bite Force

Discovery Season 4

Jasper (Undercard Match)

Gigabyte (Undercard Match)

Bronco (Main Event)

HyperShock

Son of Whyachi (Undercard Match)

Whiplash

Discovery Season 5 Kraken (Undercard Match) Mammoth (Undercard Match)

Hydra (Undercard Match)

Whiplash

Bounty Hunters Slap Box Malice

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"Wheels of destruction, turn, turn, turn. It'll teach you a lesson and make robots burn. It's not big, it's HUGE!"

"It'll make you shiver, it'll make you quiver. Capable of rollin' on a river, big wheels keep on turnin'. Is this plastic capable of burnin'? We're about to find out. HUGE!"

"He rolls in defiant like Andre the Giant, reaches extra long like King Kong. It's HUGE!"

"Powerful, plastic, wheels in spastic. Wheels up. It's HUGE!"

"This bot's no jolly green giant but it must've eaten plenty of mean beans. Here comes the ruffage and the toughage, HUGE!"

"If this bot were a rock song, it would be called 'Bohemoth Rapsedy.' This killer Queen is king sized. We will, we will clock you! HUGE!"

"This bot has the best looking wheels on television and will Vanna Wipe you out. After they win this battle, you're going home with a brand new scar! Here to disembowel you, it's HUGE!"

"If this bot asks you, 'Do these wheels make me look fat?' You say, 'Yes. You're all that. I like 'em round and big. You can't lose.' It's HUGE!"

"This bot looks angrier than your mom when she tells you not to miss curfew. But... why're you still living with your mom anyway? Find your own place! Then you have more room for house guests like HUGE!"

"You should stop believing, cause this will be the end of the Journey. Who's crying now? Youuuuu cause it's HUUUUUGE!"

"It's the twelfth seed, straight out of Connecticut. Its plan is it connect and cut, then rip your bot to shreds from above. It's HUGE!"

"From South Windsor, Connecticut, it's hell on wheels. It's HUGE!"

Trivia

  • A lego RC version of HUGE fought at the 2019 BrickCon.
  • HUGE has been the only heavyweight to compete that's from Connecticut so far.
  • HUGE also competed at the second Robot Ruckus with a 70 lb thwacking arm in place of its bar, dubbed HUGH or Thwackbot made out of HUGE parts.

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