Marvin BBSeason4 2019

Marvin's Discovery Season 4 appearance.

Marvin is a heavyweight robot which competed in the fourth season of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science. It is an invertible, keyhole-shaped, two-wheeled, silver and white robot armed with a horizontal spinning flywheel with two green teeth. The flywheel itself is made of plastic while the teeth are metal. To power its flywheel, it's using four bevel based friction wheels to power the disc quickly and stop it quickly as well. Sadly, Marvin had problems with its disc's speed and teeth staying on, resulting in its 1-3 rookie season.

It was built by Hal Rucker who previously competed in the second season of the ABC reboot with The Ringmaster and the third season with DUCK!. While Hal is still competing with a newly modified DUCK! for the fourth season, his daughter Hannah Rucker will be controlling Marvin.

Robot History

Discovery Season 4

Marvin's first ever battle placed it against Gruff and Gemini. When the rumble began, Marvin joined the others in looking for an opening before Marvin was targeted by Gruff, whom couldn't hold onto it. Marvin then took damage from the red Gemini's spinner, losing a tooth in the process and leaving its weapon to become unbalanced. After a few seconds the other tooth flew off, leaving Marvin with no real no way to dish out damage. Marvin attempted to attack Gruff again, but its weapon was too high, had no teeth, and ended up riding up Gruff's wedge. However, as Gruff dropped its lifting arm on Marvin, Marvin's weapon took off some shavings from Gruff's weapon. Marvin then spent the rest of the rumble going around with its disc, looking to remain aggressive, even without the teeth on its disc. Marvin was then nearly flipped by Gruff but was unable to mount any sort of significant attack for the rest of the rumble. Time ran out and the judges awarded Gruff a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Marvin's next match was against Mischa de Graaf and Petunia. In response, Marvin opted to start the fight upside down and work as an undercutter. As the match got underway, Marvin shaved sparks off of Petunia's wedge but caused no damage. Marvin then was grappled by Petunia and suffered minor damage to its underside before being released. After a second grapple, Marvin was briefly under Petunia, whom had accidentally parked itself on top, leaving it temporarily stranded. By this point, Marvin had only one working wheel, which allowed it to get grappled again and taken into the screws, which tore off a tooth before time ran out. The judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision for Petunia.


Marvin sends Axe Backwards flying.

Marvin then had two untelevised fights. Its first was against Axe Backwards. Marvin started off quite well, getting its disc up to speed and throwing Axe Backwards into the air and disabling their weapon. Marvin continued to fight, causing Axe Backwards' left wheel to come loose but not entirely hinder its ability to drive. After mostly a pushing match that heavily favored Marvin, Marvin delivered another hit and lost one of the teeth on its disc, leaving it unbalanced. Nevertheless, Marvin continued to spin up the disc and began to wobble as a result before taking Axe Backwards to the screws. Marvin was briefly grabbed somewhat by Axe Backwards but was able to escape before time ran out. The judges awarded Marvin the decision.

Marvin then faced the rebuilt Falcon. Marvin started off very poorly as they struck the arena barrier early into the fight and lost a tooth, causing the disc to be unbalanced. This left Marvin unable to properly spin it back up and thus defenseless. However, Falcon played little part in the fight as well so Marvin mostly faced minor attacks from Falcon's minibot. Still, Marvin was flipped over but was able to drive upside down. Marvin found Falcon near the killsaws and tried to push it but was unsuccessful. With 10 seconds left on the clock, Marvin spun up its weapon and tried to make some last-dtich attacks but time ran out. The judge awarded Falcon a unanimous 3-0 decision.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 4 Axe Backwards (Untelevised Undercard Match)

Gruff (Undercard Rumble)

Petunia (Undercard Match)

Falcon (Untelevised Undercard Match)

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"This bot don't need a cheerleader because you can see in his eyes, it knows how to be aggressive. B E aggressive. B-E A-G-G R-E-S-S-I-V-E. MARVIN!"

"This bots name is from the Hitchhikers Guide and is here to put an Arthur Dent in your side. The only paranoid android is you, don't panic forty-two! It's MARVIN!"

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