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Lock-Jaw is a heavyweight robot built by Donald Hutson of Mutant Robots, which has competed in every season of the BattleBots reboot.

For its first two seasons, Lock-Jaw's main weapons were a 360-degree grabbing jaw and two flamethrowers which were mounted to aim downwards. The main strategy of Lock-Jaw was to grab onto an opponent, then rotate the entire chassis so the flamethrowers would fire downwards onto the opponent. The jaws themselves hark back to those of Donald Hutson's previous BattleBots machines Diesector and Root Canal, but for later seasons, the jaws were replaced with a vertical spinner in between a pair of hinged wedges.

In ABC Season 1, Lock-Jaw performed decently, defeating Overhaul in the qualifying rounds before losing to it in a rematch during the Round of 16, after Team JACD had received a wildcard from the selection committee.

Lock-Jaw in 2016 armed with its rear spinner.

For ABC Season 2, Lock-Jaw was completely rebuilt with a smaller body, four wheels instead of six, and the option of a triangular plow with two teeth at the bottom to get under others robots. It also featured pair of grabbing jaws which could also operate as spring-powered flipping jaws. Lock-Jaw could also be fitted with a small, rear-mounted spinner with the intention of racking up additional damage points. However, Lock-Jaw did poorly in the 2016 season, losing to Yeti in the qualifying rounds by a unanimous decision after its weapon was disabled and one of the drive motors burned out. Despite receiving a wildcard, Lock-Jaw went up against Brutus in the Round of 32 and lost by a controversial 2-1 split decision, eliminating Donald Hutson's team from the tournament.

Returning for Discovery Season 3, Lock-Jaw was rebuilt as a modular bot with its primary setup including a vertical bar spinning at 120mph. Its jaws were another option for the robot during competition, though these were scarcely seen. Despite a poor start to the season, Lock-Jaw entered and won the Desperado Tournament, they defeated fellow veterans in Son of Whyachi and former runner-up Bombshell for a second time, before falling to Minotaur in the semi-finals.

Lock-Jaw returned again for Discovery Season 4, featuring sported narrower forks and a different bulkhead for its vertical bar, moving it forward to get a better bite. The weapon also weighed more than before. Despite billowing smoke in its later fights, this version still did relatively well, reaching the Top 16 again and making the quarter-finals of the tournament, before losing out to eventual champions Bite Force.

For Discovery Season 5, Lock-Jaw was largely the same, but its chassis had been reinforced near the weapon, the forks had been modified, Donald Hutson had the option for a 45lb disc if deemed appropriate. Although it did decently in the undercard matches, it fell in the Round of 32. Lock-Jaw had better luck in the Beta Bounty Hunters bracket, defeating three opponents to earn the right to fight John Reid's bot, who it defeated to earn a portion of the $25,000 prize.

For Discovery Season 6, Lock-Jaw appeared largely similar to its 2020 season look, now sporting painted weapon supports and the robot's name across the length of each front fork. As well as this, the wheels attached to the "ears" which allow it to drive upside-down are now on the outside of each ear, rather than the inside. Lock-Jaw was now joined by a small two-wheel drive minibot called Screw Job, which was purple and green in color. It sported with a pair of cone-shaped screws at the front and the ability to drive inverted through friction drive to two smaller top wheels. Despite this, the 2021 season proved disastrous for Lock-Jaw and Donald Hutson as it failed to secure a single win in its three battles against Copperhead, HyperShock and Blip. For the first time in his career, Donald Hutson suffered a winless main season after finishing with a 0-3 record.

Lock-Jaw in promotional material for ABC.

Lock-Jaw looked for redemption by attempting to defend its Bounty title in BattleBots: Champions. However, its losing streak continued as it was quickly put aside by bracket winner Ribbot.

Robot History[]

ABC Season 1[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Overhaul

The controversial end between Lock-Jaw and Overhaul.

Lock-Jaw's first ever battle was against Overhaul. This match was very close, with both robots being aggressive and using their grabbing weapons to great effect. At the end of the match, Lock-Jaw rammed Overhaul into the screws, flipping it onto its back. The match then ended, but Lock-Jaw made one last late charge into Overhaul, getting its jaws caught in Overhaul's weapon system. As an attempt by Donald Hutson to free his machine, Lock-Jaw dragged the still-inverted Overhaul back across the BattleBox, upsetting some of the Team JACD members in the process. When Hutson entered the BattleBox to power down his machine, he initially attempted to make amends with Adam Bercu, explaining that the 'late hit' was accidental and offering to shake hands. Still upset, Bercu refused, while Charles Guan also believed that the 'late hit' was a case of 'bad sportsmanship' on Hutson's part. The resulting 2-1 split decision ruled Lock-Jaw the winner regardless. By this point, both teams had made up for the earlier controversy, with Hutson owing up to his miscommunication and both Bercu and Guan shaking hands with the veteran builder after the decision was announced. Lock-Jaw was given the sixth seed going into the Round of 16, where it would face the eleventh-seeded Overhaul again owing to the latter's wildcard placement.

Lock-Jaw vs. Overhaul

Overhaul clamps Lock-Jaw to earn the KO victory.

The match started with both bots charging at each other, but Overhaul got the upper hand and punctured one of Lock-Jaw's tires with its crushing arm. It then carried Lock-Jaw around the BattleBox. While Lock-Jaw was struggling to free itself, it managed to blow out something in its electronics, crippling it severely. Overhaul ended up folding Lock-Jaw over its own weapon, hindering its mobility even more. Eventually, Lock-Jaw stopped moving entirely and was promptly counted out, but not before using its flamethrowers in a last ditch attempt to cause damage. Overhaul won by KO at 2:01 and Lock-Jaw was eliminated from the competition.

Lock-Jaw was scheduled to compete in a nine-bot rumble at the end of the tournament, but due to time restraints in filming, the rumble was cancelled.

ABC Season 2[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Yeti

Sparks fly as both robots collide.

Lock-Jaw take Yeti to the pulverizer.

Yeti and Lock-Jaw go weapon-to-weapon.

Lock-Jaw's first match in 2016 came against Yeti. In the beginning, Lock-Jaw went straight at Yeti and was ready to flip it, but Yeti turned to the left side of the BattleBox and Lock-Jaw missed. This hurt Lock-Jaw as Yeti raised its lifting forks and started hitting and flipping Lock-Jaw multiple time with its spinning drum. These hits did some damage to one of the front wheels of Lock-Jaw, but it

was still moving. Unfortunately, the motor running the jaws shifted slightly and the power cables were severed, leaving it unable to load the jaws again. After this, Lock-Jaw stopped Yeti's drum for the first time and got its jaws onto Yeti's spinning drum. Yeti damaged Lock-Jaw's jaws with its spinning drum and tried to escape with its lifting forks, but its rear got caught onto Lock-Jaw's jaws and pushed it under the pulverizer. When Yeti managed to escape, it didn't take long before Lock-Jaw had clamped its drum again, and it took Yeti to the screws. Toward the end of the match, one of Lock-Jaw's drive pods started pouring out smoke and sparks. The wheel that Yeti had made contact with on the first hit of the match was finally stalled, limiting its driving ability. Yeti got the last few hits in with its spinning drum and went straight into Lock-Jaw's jaws before the time ran out. Yeti won on a unanimous judges' decision and went through to the Round of 32.

However, Lock-Jaw was awarded one of the eight wild cards and thus also went through as the 17th seed, the highest ranked wild card. This put Lock-Jaw back to the main competition, where it faced the No.16 seed Brutus.

Lock-Jaw vs. Brutus

Lock-Jaw holds off Brutus.

For this match, Lock-Jaw added a rear triangular-shaped plow in hopes of fending off Brutus' weapon and used a pair of grabbing jaws instead of flipping jaws. Lock-Jaw approached Brutus with the plow and managed to keep Brutus from doing any damage. Brutus continued to attack as the two robots circled each other for several seconds. Lock-Jaw continued to play defense but managed to get underneath Brutus for a second. After more circling, Lock-Jaw again got underneath and pushed Brutus into the screws weapon-first, leaving the screws to stop for a second before restarting. Despite this control and aggression from Lock Jaw, the judges awarded a very controversial split decision victory to Brutus, eliminating Lock-Jaw from the tournament.

Lock-Jaw vs. Stinger vs. Ghost Raptor

Lock-Jaw grapples Stinger after flipping it.

Lock-Jaw pries off one of Stinger’s remaining wheel treads.

Lock-Jaw returned for a three-way rumble against Stinger and Ghost Raptor. The rumble started off well for Lock-Jaw as it was able to flip Stinger over twice and help remove one of Stinger's wheels. Despite taking minor damage to one of its own wheels, Lock-Jaw won a unanimous judges' decision when time ran out.

Discovery Season 3[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Bombshell

Lock-Jaw high centered Bombshell.

Lock-Jaw's first match of the 2018 season was an undercard match against 2016 runner-up Bombshell. Lock-Jaw sported its new vertical spinner. When the match began, things went very well for Lock-Jaw as it not only got under Bombshell but flipped it over in the opening seconds, leaving Bombshell in such a position where its wheels could not touch the ground. Lock-Jaw waited for the countdown to begin, then with two seconds left, used its weaponry to aid Bombshell into getting back into the bout. Lock-Jaw continued its attacks until it got Bombshell in the same position up against the arena wall. This time, Lock-Jaw held back and waited for the count to finish. Lock-Jaw won by KO at 1:53 and started the season with a victory.

Lock-Jaw vs. End Game

Lock_Jaw's wheel is badly damaged.

Lock-Jaw's next opponent was against End Game, who had previously dispatched of Captain Shrederator in quick fashion. The match started off poorly for Lock-Jaw as it found itself with one of its jaws stuck in the killsaw slot, allowing its opponent to land a hit on its backside. Lock-Jaw managed to free itself but End Game was continuing to land the hits and Lock-Jaw eventually lost a wheel. Even so, Lock-Jaw continued to fight but soon received damage to one of the wheels on the other side, greatly reducing its mobility. After the repeated attacks, Lock-Jaw was left practically immobile up against the screws and was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. Bronco

Lock-Jaw is thrown high by Bronco.

Up next for Lock-Jaw was a rematch from Long Beach 1999 between Donald Hutson and Inertia Labs, as Lock-Jaw faced Bronco. The match got underway and Lock-Jaw managed to get the first hit, throwing Bronco into the air. However, not long after, Lock-Jaw started having mobility issues and was unable to make any further attacks unless Bronco came to it. As a result, it was tossed into the air by its opponent but Lock-Jaw managed to tear off Bronco's front flipper plate in the process. Luckily, Lock-Jaw stayed in the arena so the fight was able to continue but Lock-Jaw's drive issues persisted. Lock-Jaw found itself on the receiving end of another toss from Bronco but it still managed to remain in the arena. Towards the end of the match, Neither robot was really maneuvering, possibly because of Bronco having drive issues or just being too wary of Lock-Jaw's weapon. Either way, time ran out and Bronco was declared the winner by a unanimous 3-0 judges' decision.

Lock-Jaw vs. Kraken

Lock-Jaw is grabbed by Kraken.

Lock-Jaw flips Kraken over.

With a 1-2 record to date, Lock-Jaw participated in the Desperado Tournament to compete for a slot in the Top 16. It first found itself up against Kraken. The match was off to a very poor start as Lock-Jaw hit a seam in the floor, then was grappled by Kraken and carried around the arena before being released. Lock-Jaw got its weapon up to speed and circled Kraken, looking for an opening. Lock-Jaw dished out another hit which almost disabled Kraken's crushing jaws. After dishing out another hit to Kraken, it was left to drive mostly in circles. Lock-Jaw delivered a final hit that flipped Kraken over. Kraken was unable to self-right and was counted out as smoke began to pour from Matt Spurk's bot, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. Valkyrie

Lock-Jaw uses its shield to break Valkyrie's bar.

Lock-Jaw attacks the unstable Valkyrie.

Lock-Jaw's next match in the Desperado Tournament was Valkyrie and opted to change up the configuration to remove one lifting jaw and add both a rear shield and a different spinning weapon. These proved effective as Lock-Jaw used the rear shield to absorb hits from Valkyrie until Valkyrie's weapon lost a tooth, leaving it unbalanced. Lock-Jaw pressed on, tearing off more of the disc as Valkyrie was practically defenseless. Eventually, Lock-Jaw immobilized Valkyrie, advancing to the finals, where it faced Lucky.

Lock-Jaw vs. Lucky

Lock-Jaw almost dodges Lucky's flipper.

Lock-Jaw bombards Lucky with attacks.

In response, Lock-Jaw went back to its previous configuration. As the match got underway, Lock-Jaw was immediately flipped over by its opponent but its design allowed it to run upside down so it continued. Lock-Jaw started to gain the upper hand by attacking Lucky, which had a very limited supply of flips left after its previous match, and getting underneath, allowing it to shove Lucky around. Lucky tried to retaliate but Lock-Jaw kept on the attack, making sure to circle around Lucky a bit to find an opening before moving in. Lucky delivered a big hit to Lucky that jammed the drive system on that side, leaving Lucky to drive in circles near the pulverizer. Lock-Jaw delivers yet another hit, managing to avoid the pulverizer in the process. One final hit for Lock-Jaw sealed it as Lucky couldn't move anymore and was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw the victory and the giant bolt trophy as champion.

Lock-Jaw vs. Son of Whyachi

Lock-Jaw's wedge collides with Son of Whyachi.

Sparks fly as the bots collide.

Donald Hutson was already in the Top 16 thanks to its victories in the Desperado Tournament so it was drawn up against former champion Son of Whyachi. For this match, Lock-Jaw removed one of its front forks to make weight for the rear plow in hopes of deflecting Son of Whyachi's weapon and/or sending Son of Whyachi flying backwards. The match was off to a good start for Lock-Jaw as they were successfully using the plow to defend against Son of Whyachi's attacks without taking any damage. Partway through, Son of Whyachi's weapon powered down as smoke poured out, allowing Lock-Jaw to face Son of Whyachi properly. However, when it tried to attack Son of Whyachi, its weapon didn't have the reach to really get underneath or damage Son of Whyachi's weapon, making the match mostly a pushing match. Even so, Lock-Jaw stayed aggressive and managed to get Son of Whyachi briefly on the screws before Son of Whyachi escaped. Lock-Jaw was briefly pushed by Son of Whyachi but time ran out not long after. The judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision to Lock-Jaw, allowing it to advance to the quarter-finals, where it faced Bombshell again.

Lock-Jaw vs. Bombshell

Lock-Jaw tosses Bombshell into the air.

Both robots roamed around the arena a bit before Bombshell was thrown onto its back near the arena barrier, where Bombshell was not moving anymore courtesy of Lock-Jaw. Bombshell caught fire and was counted out. Lock-Jaw won by a quick KO and advanced to the semi-finals, where it faced Minotaur.

Lock-Jaw vs. Minotaur

Minotaur watches on as Lock-Jaw's season comes to an end.

Lock-Jaw into this fight largely unchanged, hoping to slide its forks under the Brazilian bot. The match started pretty evenly with neither robot taking any damage from the opening exchanges. However, Lock-Jaw started to take the bigger hits and was tossed into the air by Minotaur. Lock-Jaw pressed on and was slowly becoming less and less capable of fighting. Lock-Jaw was flipped over but continued to fight until it suffered a last assault from Minotaur. Lock-Jaw suddenly stopped moving with the damage to its wheels evident, as Donald no longer had control of the bot. Lock-Jaw was counted out, giving Minotaur the win by KO and ending Donald Hutson's dream of another Giant Nut.

Discovery Season 4[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Tombstone

Lock-Jaw sends Tombstone into the air.

Tombstone tears a wheel from Lock-Jaw.

Lock-Jaw started off 2019 with a rematch a decade in the making against Tombstone. In response, Lock-Jaw went with its defensive shield used against Son of Whyachi, intending to deflect Tombstone repeatedly into the air. When the match began, that's what Lock-Jaw did, leaving Tombstone unable to cause any damage after two impacts. However, when Tombstone turned away, Lock-Jaw decided to attack and was quickly hit from the left side, losing both its left drive wheels. Lock-Jaw was no longer moving and was counted out, giving Tombstone the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. Quantum

Quantum threatens to bite down on Lock-Jaw.

Lock-Jaw's next battle was against newcomer Quantum. Lock-Jaw went with its heavier spinner in hopes of causing damage before Quantum could bite down. As the match got underway, Lock-Jaw's weapon collided with Quantum, sending Quantum flying into the air. Lock-Jaw then maneuvered around, trying to avoid a direct bite from its opponent. Lock-Jaw stayed away and got another hit, sending Quantum flying again. Lock-Jaw then took an indirect bite from Quantum right near its weapon, but it caused no damage. Lock-Jaw then hit its opponent hard, sending Quantum flying and causing smoke to pour from the British robot. Lock-Jaw then hit Quantum a final time, overturning it before a count commenced, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. DUCK!

Lock-Jaw starts smoking as DUCK! retaliates.

Lock-Jaw's next opponent was against Hal Rucker and DUCK!, which had come off a win over Cobalt in its previous fight. Lock-Jaw went in pretty much unchanged and was able to start mounting attacks against DUCK! when DUCK! missed with its lifting arm. Lock-Jaw started to attack, then got out of the way before DUCK! could get a lift. Lock-Jaw then moved back in and attacked again, sending DUCK! flying. Lock-Jaw then soon faced some hits from DUCK!'s makeshift hammer, but this caused little damage. Lock-Jaw's weapon soon started smoking and shut down, resulting in a pushing match that still favored it. Time ran out and the judges awarded Lock-Jaw a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Lock-Jaw vs. Bombshell

Lock-Jaw smokes once more as Bombshell is counted out.

Both bots collide.

Lock-Jaw next found itself in a rematch with Bombshell and went in with its normal configuration. The match started poorly for Lock-Jaw as they took an early hit that damaged their right rear wheel, leaving it unable to move. This didn't hinder Lock-Jaw much and they attacked Bombshell, causing Bombshell to have drive issues as well. After another impact, Lock-Jaw began to release smoke for a period before grinding away at Bombshell's side. Lock-Jaw then took advantage as Bombshell came towards them in reverse by hitting them hard, causing Bombshell to strike the arena floor and stop moving. Bombshell was counted out as Lock-Jaw began to burn up inside, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. Skorpios

Lock-Jaw watches on as Skorpios is unable to move on one wheel.

Lock-Jaw's final chance to make the Top 16 came with a match against Skorpios. Lock-Jaw started off very well by tossing Skorpios through the air repeatedly, causing damage to Skorpios' front wedges and wheels. As Lock-Jaw continued to attack, they got Skorpios down to one wheel as Skorpios had lost a tire. Skorpios' weapon was still working but without the maneuverability, it was little for Lock-Jaw to deal with and Lock-Jaw continued to fight as smoke began to pour out from its weapon motor. Lock-Jaw made in a few more hits until Skorpios stopped moving and was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO and a place in the Top 16.

Lock-Jaw vs. Black Dragon

Lock-Jaw overturns Black Dragon.

Lock-Jaw started the Top 16 with a match against fellow Desperado Tournament winner Black Dragon. The match was off to a very good start for Lock-Jaw as they began launching Black Dragon through the air repeatedly. Lock-Jaw continued in this manner for about half the fight until its weapon began smoking. Making matters worse, Lock-Jaw got one of its front forks caught in the slot for the killsaws and wasn't able to escape without taking a hit from its opponent that threw it upside down. Lock-Jaw continued the fight and opted to keep its weapon spinning as often as possible in spite of the smoke and got Black Dragon on the screws but Black Dragon escaped. Luckily, Black Dragon was upside down by this point and was unable to mount much of an attack before time ran out. The judges awarded Lock-Jaw a 2-1 split decision to advance to the quarter-finals.

Lock-Jaw vs. Bite Force

Lock-Jaw and Bite Force collide.

Lockjaw takes some shavings from Bite Force as it is pushed under the pulverizer.

In the quarter-finals, Lock-Jaw met two-time champion Bite Force, a fight that also served as a rematch to the championship finals of the 2009 tournament where Donald met Brutality. As the match got underway, Lock-Jaw seemed to do okay but was quickly facing attacks that sent it through the air.

Lock-Jaw then took damage to its right rear wheel. Lock-Jaw continued to attack and was flipped over before losing part of one of its lifting jaws. Eventually, smoke and sparks began to pour out but Lock-Jaw kept going until it lost drive on one side and was pushed under the pulverizer. Lock-Jaw tried to escape but had very little means to attack or defend with and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and a trip to the semi-finals.

re:MARS all:STARS BattleBots Challenge (2019)[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Whiplash

Whiplash lands a shot on top of Lock-Jaw despite losing a wheel.

In addition to the tournament, Lock-Jaw was one of ten robots selected to compete for the Giant Bolt trophy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its first opponent at this event was Matt Vasquez and Whiplash. When the match began, it was pretty even to start with neither robot gaining much advantage. However, Lock-Jaw started to gain control by tossing Whiplash into the air. After a few more collisions. Lock-Jaw ripped off one of Whiplash's tires and bent up one of the two forks for Whiplash's lifting arm. However, the next attack caused the robot to stop working as a soldering joint connecting the battery came undone. Lock-Jaw was now immobile and counted out, giving Whiplash the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. Skorpios

Lock-Jaw overturns Skorpios before catching fire.

Although Lock-Jaw was illegible to be selected to move on to the championship, it did partake in a grudge match against Skorpios. Lock-Jaw began strongly as they were not only delivering hits to Skorpios, but they even took out their opponent's primary weapon. Skorpios continued to attack and Lock-Jaw continued to cause damage, though not enough to hinder their ability to drive or fight. As the match progressed, Lock-Jaw threw Skorpios over twice, but Skorpios made quick recoveries both times. As the final minute approached, Lock-Jaw's drive motors started smoking, but Donald Hutson was not deterred, taking the action near the pulverizer. More smoke began to pour out of Lock-Jaw, but it continued to fight despite beginning to slow down. As time ran out. Lock-Jaw stopped moving and burst into flames. The judges awarded a 2-1 split decision in favor of Skorpios.

Discovery Season 5[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Captain Shrederator

Lock-Jaw pushes Captain Shrederator into the screws.

Lock-Jaw's first fight of the season was against Captain Shrederator. As the match started, Lock-Jaw dashed to Captain Shrederator, which gave Lock-Jaw a big hit that cracked a portion of Lock-Jaw's plow off. After two more hits, Lock-Jaw started its weapon, but Captain Shrederator cut off a piece of tire from Lock-Jaw. After both bots went to the center, they ran to each other and made a massive hit, which made Captain Shrederator vulnerable for a moment. Lock-Jaw took its chance and squared Captain Shrederator into the corner and gave a hit. Smoke came out of Captain Shrederator as its weapon brake was stuck engaged. After that, Lock-Jaw tried to drag Captain Shrederator into the screws, but ended up hitting Captain Shrederator on the center block of the screws. After some chasing, Lock-Jaw succeeded pushing Captain Shrederator into the screws, which made Captain Shrederator stuck in the bottom of the screws. Eventually, Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw a KO win after 2:13.

Lock-Jaw vs. Big Dill

Lock-Jaw takes on Big Dill.

Lock-Jaw next found itself against newcomer Big Dill. Lock-Jaw started off strongly, causing minor damage to Big Dill and sending them through the air. These hits left Big Dill eventually down to one set of drive. Lock-Jaw attacked again and got flipped over but managed to bend the right front fork of Big Dill's weapon. Lock-Jaw's weapon also spun down but it still was able to control the fight. Big Dill was now no longer driving well but managed to avoid a countout, leaving the fight to go to a judges' decision. The judges awarded Lock-Jaw a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Lock-Jaw vs. JackPot

Lock-Jaw and JackPot square off.

Fresh off two wins for the season, Lock-Jaw was given Las Vegas natives JackPot. Lock-Jaw did not start well as they took damage from JackPot's spinner, eventually landing upside-down. Worse still, the first exchange cost Lock-Jaw its weapon belt, forcing them to fight with only their hinged forks. This left them quite vulnerable as Lock-Jaw began to slow down noticeably, and eventually stopped moving near the arena barrier as smoke began to pour out. Lock-Jaw was counted out, giving JackPot the win by KO.

Lock-Jaw vs. Shatter!

Shatter! lands a hit on Lock-Jaw.

Despite losing its previous fight, Lock-Jaw made the Top 32 as the No.14 seed, and was given Adam Wrigley and Shatter!. In response, Lock-Jaw was armed with extra top armor in hopes of protecting the innards from Shatter!'s hammer. Lock-Jaw started off tentatively as they were not willing to face Shatter! head-on but managed to avoid Shatter!'s first hammer blow. Lock-Jaw then moved in and pushed Shatter! toward the pulverizers but its front jaws got hung up in the killsaw slots, allowing Shatter! to escape. Lock-Jaw then started taking hammer blows, though the first only seemed to be more cosmetic as Lock-Jaw's drive and weapon were still working after the impact. However, Lock-Jaw was then pushed under the pulverizer, where it took blows from the hazard and its opponent but not without shaving sparks off its opponent's weapon. Lock-Jaw then suffered the effects of its weapon's gyro forces and flipped over, causing smoke to pour out as it came to a stop. Lock-Jaw took one final hit before being counted out, giving Shatter! the win by KO and a spot in the Top 16.

BattleBots: Bounty Hunters[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Axe Backwards

Lock-Jaw and Axe Backwards face off during BattleBots: Bounty Hunters.

Lock-Jaw squared off with Kurt Durjan and Axe Backwards to kick off a mini tournament to determine who would face Beta for a piece of $25,000. Lock-Jaw started off strongly, causing immediate damage to Axe Backwards, whom began hobbling around the arena. Lock-Jaw continued to attack, causing Axe Backwards to start smoking and lose drive on one side. Lock-Jaw then waited patiently as their opponent's driver taunted them to go in for another hit as no countout had started. Eventually, Lock-Jaw did go in and took what little life Axe Backwards had left. Axe Backwards was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO and a spot in the quarter-finals.

Lock-Jaw vs. Fusion

Fusion emits smoke as Lock-Jaw is victorious.

In Round 2 of the bracket, Lock-Jaw faced newcomer Fusion, whom had quickly dispatched of Rampage. In response, Lock-Jaw was armed with a rear forked wedge to deflect the blows of Fusion. Luckily, this wasn't really needed as Lock-Jaw quickly took control and got Fusion to the screws before smoke began to pour out of their opponent. Fusion was left weaponless and struggled to even run away before Lock-Jaw dished out more punishment, causing more smoke to pour out of Fusion. This time, Fusion didn't move and was counted out, putting Lock-Jaw through to the semifinals.

Lock-Jaw vs. Bloodsport

Lock-Jaw's plow makes contact with Bloodsport's damaged weapon bar.

In the semi-finals, Lock-Jaw met Bloodsport and was armed with its anti-horizontal spinner plow configuration. Lock-Jaw started off well as they took Bloodsport's first hit with the rear plow before tearing off a piece of Bloodsport's weapon. With Bloodsport's weapon down, Lock-Jaw continued to use Bloodsport's own power against them until they flipped Bloodsport over. Lock-Jaw waited patiently for Bloodsport to right itself but was unable to mount much of an attack before time ran out. The judges awarded Lock-Jaw the decision to face Beta in the finals.

Lock-Jaw vs. Beta

Lock-Jaw hunts down the Bounty.

Lock-Jaw watches on as Beta is counted out.

Lock-Jaw earned the right to fight Beta, and was armed with extra polycarbonate top armor to protect the internals from Beta's hammer. Beta itself was sporting flat armor around the circumference of the robot to try and deter vertical spinners. At first, Lock-Jaw was unable to get much purchase on Beta, but as they continued to deliver hits, they sent Beta flying and eventually flipped them over. Beta did not right itself so Lock-Jaw flipped them back over, only to take a glancing blow from its opponent. Lock-Jaw stayed aggressive and flipped Beta once more, waiting for them to right themselves. Beta was unable to right itself and was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO and a piece of $25,000.

Discovery Season 6[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Copperhead

Lock-Jaw leads with its rear plow as Copperhead grinds against it.

Lock-Jaw's first fight of the 2021 season was a Main Event against Copperhead. As the battle commenced, Lock-Jaw led with its rear plow and approached Copperhead, who veered off to spin up. Lock-Jaw attempted to prevent this, but rode on top of its opponent and buckled one of its wheel hubs. In response, Donald Hutson opted to go weapon-to-weapon, which saw one of his own bot's front forks become bent inwards. Copperhead persisted and delivered small hits leading up a bigger impact which popped Lock-Jaw over. Lock-Jaw continued to tank the punishment, but forced Copperhead to flip over during these exchanges. Copperhead got underneath Lock-Jaw again and delivered a hit to its underside, though this caused it to pop into the air and land weapon-first on top of Copperhead and bounce right side up. Both of Lock-Jaw's forks had become visibly damaged by this point, however, and its left-front tire was also threatening to come off.

Damage to the front of Lock-Jaw after its loss to Copperhead.

All of a sudden, a small fire erupted inside Lock-Jaw and soon after, it lost power to its primary weapon. Upside-down but still fighting on, Lock-Jaw was able to coerce its opponent into the screws with its superior drive power, though Copperhead continued to grind away with its drum. Lock-Jaw remained aggressive, pushing Copperhead into the corner, but only under the pulverizer controlled by the Cowans. With ten seconds to go, a final Copperhead attack saw Lock-Jaw beached on top of its opponent and neither able to move. The fight went the distance, and the judges deemed Copperhead the winner by a 2-1 split decision.

Lock-Jaw vs. HyperShock

Sparks fly as Lock-Jaw and HyperShock collide.

HyperShock watches on as Lock-Jaw sits out of the arena.

Lock-Jaw's second fight was another Main Event, this time against HyperShock. Before the fight, Will Bales of HyperShock revealed his admiration for Donald Hutson, explaining he even had the Happy Meal toy of Diesector as a kid. Lock-Jaw had to think quickly out of the gate as HyperShock opted against the box rush, instead happy to go weapon-to-weaponwith Donald Hutson's bot. As Lock-Jaw charged, HyperShock turned quickly and delivered a blow with their primary weapon, but then connected with Lock-Jaw's own weapon, damaging one of its front tires followed by the other. Surprisingly unharmed, HyperShock dealt a brutal hit to Lock-Jaw which flipped it over. HyperShock was able to land a glancing blow on the side of Donald Hutson's bot, which damaged one of its own front wheels. HyperShock attacked Lock-Jaw again, but lost one of the two damaged tires in the process. However, in the very next exchange, HyperShock tore away one of Lock-Jaw's wheels and flipped it over again. Lock-Jaw continued to go weapon-to-weapon with HyperShock in the hope that they could disable their opponent's primary means of attack, but saw no luck. HyperShock punted Lock-Jaw into the corner, and it landed on the arena barrier before wriggling free. HyperShock then pointed itself at Lock-Jaw as it attempted to reposition and made direct contact with their rear plow, throwing Lock-Jaw over the barrier and out of the arena completely. Lock-Jaw was counted out, and sunk to a 0-2 record.

Lock-Jaw vs. Blip

Lock-Jaw and Blip square off.

Desperate to avoid a 0-3 finish, Lock-Jaw's final Fight Night opponent was Aren Hill and Blip. For this bout, Lock-Jaw was accompanied by Screw Job for the first time. From the start, both robots charged out of their squares but Lock-Jaw got caught up on the BattleBox floor. Although it caused sparks to fly, Lock-Jaw only grazed the armor of Blip before its ground clearance was breached and Aren Hill's bot tossed it upwards. As Lock-Jaw's weapon continued to spin, the gyroscopic effects in play unbalanced it and soon after, fire began to emit from the veteran. In response, it fled to the middle of the arena and powered down the primary weapon. Blip gave chase and was eventually able to get underneath Lock-Jaw again, but not enough to get a flip in. Lock-Jaw was backed into the screws of the Upper Deck momentarily before being thrown directly onto the newest arena hazard. Donald Hutson managed to drive Lock-Jaw away, but met Blip at the short corner. Aren Hill was able to maneuvre his bot under Lock-Jaw again and send it twisting in the air before landing on its forks. Now upside-down, Blip launched last season's Bounty winner several more times before Lock-Jaw was able to win the ground game, finding itself in a tug-of-war with the rookie bot. With assistance from Screw Job, the two bots were able to work together to power Blip into the corner and high-center it in the closing moments. However, this proved too little, too late in the eyes of the judges, who voted in favor of Blip, giving Lock-Jaw a nightmare winless record. As such, Lock-Jaw's season was cut short and it did not qualify for the Top 32.

BattleBots: Champions[]

Lock-Jaw vs. Ribbot

Ribbot looks on as Lock-Jaw is counted out.

Lock-Jaw returned to defend its Bounty Hunters title in BattleBots: Champions and qualify for the Golden Bolt tournament. Standing in its way was the winner of its episode's bracket, Ribbot. For this fight, Lock-Jaw appeared visibly unchanged, with the exception of a narrower rear plow, which Donald Hutson opted to lead with. However, this plan immediately backfired as Ribbot was able to get to the side of Lock-Jaw and attack its exposed wheels with the horizontal undercutter. Lock-Jaw pointed its plow at Ribbot again and the WPI students' bot spun Lock-Jaw around with the hit that followed. Ribbot then threw Lock-Jaw over and continued to shred the tires with chunks of rubber flying away on each impact. Ribbot closed in again and the tires suffered further damage. Its hubs had also been bent in the assault and Lock-Jaw was no longer moving. A count began on Donald Hutson's bot and Ribbot took the win by knockout, preventing Lock-Jaw from reaching the Golden Bolt tournament.


ABC Season 1
2015 Championship
6th seed
Round of 24 vs. Overhaul Won (Split JD)
Round of 16 vs. Overhaul (11) Lost (KO)
ABC Season 2
2016 Championship
17th seed
Round of 48 vs. Yeti Lost (JD)
NOTE: Lock-Jaw received a wildcard and moved on to the next round.
Round of 32 vs. Brutus (16) Lost (Split JD)
Exhibition Battles
Legends Rumble vs. Ghost Raptor, Stinger Won (JD)
Discovery Season 3
Fight Nights
1-2 in Fight Nights, Desperado winner
Fight Night vs. Bombshell Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. End Game Lost (KO)
Fight Night Main Event vs. Bronco Lost (JD)
Desperado Round 1 vs. Bombshell Won (KO)
Desperado Round 2 vs. Valkyrie Won (KO)
Desperado Final vs. Lucky Won (KO)
Top 16
9th seed
Round of 16 vs. Son of Whyachi (8) Won (JD)
Round of 8 vs. Bombshell (16) Won (KO)
Semi-Final vs. Minotaur (4) Lost (KO)
Discovery Season 4
Fight Nights
3-1, won Play-in
Fight Night Main Event vs. Tombstone Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Quantum Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. DUCK! Won (JD)
Fight Night vs. Bombshell Won (KO)
Play-in vs. Skorpios Won (KO)
Top 16
9th seed
Round of 16 vs. Black Dragon (8) Won (Split JD)
Round of 8 vs. Bite Force (1) Lost (KO)
re:MARS all:STARS BattleBots Challenge (2019)
re:MARS Match vs. Whiplash Lost (KO)
Exhibition Match vs. Skorpios Lost (Split JD)
Discovery Season 5
Fight Nights
Fight Night vs. Captain Shrederator Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. Big Dill Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. JackPot Lost (KO)
Top 32
14th seed
Round of 32 vs. Shatter! (19) Lost (KO)
Bounty Hunters
Bounty Hunters - Beta Episode
Round 1 vs. Axe Backwards Won (JD)
Round 2 vs. Fusion Won (KO)
Round 3 vs. Bloodsport Won (JD)
Bounty Match vs. Beta Won (JD)
Discovery Season 6
Fight Nights
Fight Night Main Event vs. Copperhead Lost (Split JD)
Fight Night Main Event vs. HyperShock Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Blip Lost (JD)
BattleBots: Champions
Sin City Slugfest
Giant Bolt Qualifier vs. Ribbot Lost (KO)


  • Wins: 19
  • Losses: 16
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 1

Overhaul (Round of 24)

Overhaul (Round of 16)
ABC Season 2

Stinger and Ghost Raptor (Exhibition Rumble)



Discovery Season 3

Bombshell (Undercard Match)

Kraken (Desperado Tournament)

Valkyrie (Desperado Tournament)

Lucky (Desperado Tournament)

Son of Whyachi


End Game (Undercard Match)

Bronco (Main Event/Undercard Match)


Discovery Season 4

Quantum (Undercard Match)

DUCK! (Undercard Match)

Bombshell (Undercard Match)


Black Dragon

Tombstone (Main Event/Undercard Match)

Bite Force

re:MARS all:STARS BattleBots Challenge (2019) None


Skorpios (Grudge Match)

Discovery Season 5 Captain Shrederator (Undercard Match)

Big Dill (Undercard Match)

JackPot (Undercard Match)


BattleBots: Bounty Hunters Axe Backwards




Discovery Season 6 None Copperhead (Main Event/Undercard Match)

HyperShock (Main Event/Undercard Match)

Blip (Undercard Match)

BattleBots: Champions None Ribbot

Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

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"From San Diego, California. It's LOCK-JAW!"

"This bot just accused you of deleting emails on your private server. Now it's coming after you with unstoppable and rage fervor. But it's not here to say 'what's up'. It's here with one message: lock you up. It's LOCK-JAW!"

"Step back. You have no future here, guy. He's about to make you Marty McDie. It's going to be a straight up massacre, cause it has two disc spinners and gives zero flux capacitors. He's about to wreck all your robots. When he lights you up with the power of 1.21 gigawatts. Donald's been here since '97, and he just keeps getting smoother, and now he's about to smack someone back to the future. It's LOCK-JAW!"


  • Lock-Jaw was the first bot in the reboot to defeat and lose to the same bot in the same season.
    • It was also the first bot to beat the same bot twice in a single reboot season. It would also go on to beat the same robot for a third time in Season 4, proving to be the most one-sided "rivalry" of the modern era to date. This feat would later be followed by Whiplash, who defeated Valkyrie twice in Season 5.
  • In ABC Season 2, Lock-Jaw was originally going to have a rear-mounted vertical spinner, but this was scrapped to keep it within the weight limit.
  • Lock-Jaw is one of three robots to appear in a BattleBots themed Pizza Hut commercial. The other two are Stinger and Bronco.
  • The Discovery Season 3 build of Lock-Jaw was originally going to be six-wheel drive.
  • The BattleBots website originally just recycled Lock-Jaw's Season 4 picture for the 2020 season, but this was fixed soon after.
  • Concerning the order of filming, Lock-Jaw was the first robot to be sent out of the arena following the rule change discouraging OOTAs in the corners of the arena. Team HyperShock went unpunished despite this, and more instances of OOTAs followed later in the season.
    • Although Hydra vs. Gruff aired first, it was actually filmed after Lock-Jaw's loss to HyperShock.