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Lycan was a robot which competed in the second season of ABC's BattleBots reboot. Its active weapon is a small jaw powered by a crankshaft, meaning it would continuously move up and down. The front of Lycan also featured a 2" gap in between the wedge and Lycan's internals; this was done in order to protect the electronics in case the wedge was penetrated. However, its main advantage is its speed. Lycan was incredibly fast, clocking in at about 35 miles per hour, which was powered by 2 E-Tek Motors. Lycan was built by a group of Canadian robot builders from Ontario, led by Ravi Baboolal under his All Black Robotics banner. It did not do well in competition, losing its first and only rumble against Invader and Mohawk.

All Black Robotics would not compete with Lycan in Season 3, and fought with Red Devil instead due to Jerome Miles, the original builder of Red Devil, fighting abroad in China at the time of filming. Lycan wouldn't return for any further seasons as Ravi announced that he now owns Red Devil after Jerome sold both his bots and retired from the sport, leaving Ravi to be the new owner and improve it for future competitions.

Robot History

ABC Season 2

Lycan was one of twelve robots which was forced to compete in three-way melees in order to determine the final four robots of the bracket. In its match it was placed against Mohawk and Invader. In this battle, Lycan was the main aggressor, slamming into Invader which got immobilized and repeatedly attacking for the rest of the fight while attacking Mohawk a few times in the process. However, on a charge with Invader, Lycan turned sideways to the full-body spinner of Invader and broke one of the drive chains, leaving it mostly immobile and limping. Mohawk then proceeded to crush into Lycan's wheel until it was counted out.
Lycan post-invader

Battle damage to Lycan courtesy of Invader.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None Mohawk

Faruq Tauheed Introduction

"It's a chronic masticator. Creator of the Big Fang Theory, here is LYCAN!"


  • Lycan is presumed to derive its name for the term in mythology. A lycan is a werewolf that can control its transformations.
  • Team member Antoine Trabulsi competed on BattleBots previously with Archangel.
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