Kingpin is a heavyweight robot which competed in the fourth season of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science. It is a two-wheel, T-shaped, blue and purple robot based on bowling. The top of the bot is painted like a bowling lane, a bowling ball on the front, and a bowling alley based text on the side. For weaponry, Kingpin is armed with a horizontal spinning bar with a bowling pin painted on each end, furthering the theme. Due to the wheels being so low, the robot isn't invertible, has no way of righting itself if flipped completely over, and the chains are completely exposed, making them prime targets.
Although it was built by a completely different team, it sports a similar appearance to the later edition of Robogames competitor, V for Victory.
Discovery Season 4
Kingpin's first fight was an untelevised rumble alongside fellow newcomers Daisy Cutter and Deep Six. Kingpin stayed out of trouble as Deep Six disabled Daisy Cutter's drum then proceeded to tip itself over. With Deep Six down, Kingpin forced Daisy Cutter into a wall at some point and grind its side in a bit. With both opponents immobile, Kingpin won by KO.
Kingpin's next opponent was against another newcomer, this time in Shatter!. When the match began, Kingpin had trouble right away as while they got their weapon going, they turned directly into the screws and stopped moving. It turned out Kingpin lost one of the setscrews for its drive right from the start, resulting in its immediate loss of mobility. With their weapon spinning at or near top speed, Kingpin then took a barrage of hits from Shatter!'s weapon to their top, leaving a few dents and holes. The final hit came when Shatter! landed its hammer on Kingpin's spinner at top speed, breaking off their left wheel and spun them under the pulverizer. Kingpin was left pretty much defenseless and eventually had one of their batteries damaged, causing a fire. Kingpin was counted out near the pulverizer, giving Shatter! the win by KO.
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
|Discovery Season 4||Daisy Cutter & Deep Six (Untelevised Undercard Rumble)||Shatter! (Undercard Match)|
Faruq Tauheed Introductions
"royal trumpet noise" Here ye, here ye, this bot is here to kill thee. Try not to be so whiny, when he royally kicks your hiney. Let the jousting begin! It's KINGPIN!