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"Mechadon was my love letter to BattleBots." - Mark Setrakian on Mechadon.

Mechadon was a superheavyweight robot built by Mark Setrakian of Team Sinister. It was a 480 pound stompbot built to resemble a spider with six huge claws for legs. Although it only competed in the Las Vegas 1999 event and Season 1.0, in which it did average in, it showed up for every consecutive season where Mark would show off some new tricks the robot could do.

In the BattleBots Long Beach tournament in 1999, although not competing, Mechadon was in a demo fight, where it fought Ronin.

Robot History[]

Long Beach 1999[]

Mechadon vs. Ronin (Exhibition Match)

Even though Mechadon didn't compete here, it went up against Pete Abrahamson's Ronin in an exhibition match to show what Mechadon can do in combat. As of 2022, it is currently unknown who won this exhibition fight.

Las Vegas 1999[]

Mechadon vs. Ginsu (Quarterfinals)

Mechadon flips Ginsu with it's legs.

Mechadon fought Ginsu in the first round of the competition. Early on, Ginsu was dominant, ramming Mechadon about the BattleBox. However, then Mechadon knocked Ginsu on its side after ramming it against the wall. With no way to self-right, Ginsu was counted out and Mechadon advanced to the semi-finals against Ricon.

Mechadon vs. Ricon (Semifinals/Forfeit)

However, one of the motors that powered Mechadon was broken during its battle against Ginsu and the team was unable to repair it in time for the fight, so Mechadon forfeited the match.

Mechadon could not participate the superheavyweight royal rumble due to damage from its last match against Ginsu.

Season 1.0[]

Mechadon vs. Prompt Critical

Mechadon moves slowly towards Prompt Critical.

Mechadon first fought Prompt Critical. In this match, Prompt Critical self-destructed before Mechadon could even move out of its square, meaning Mechadon won the fight by KO and advanced to the quarterfinals, where it faced Rammstein.

Mechadon vs. Rammstein (Quarterfinals)

Mechadon walks on top of Rammstein.

Mechadon gets slammed against the wall by Rammstein.

Mechadon slowly moved out of it's square as Rammstein moved in and reversed into Mechadon, slamming it into the wall. Mechadon moved away as Rammstein backed up and Mechadon rolled four of its legs over to quickly get it away from the wall. Mechadon then used its two middle legs to roll the other four back over. Rammstein rammed Mechadon into the wall as it was trying to roll itself over again. Mechadon appeared to be caught on the spike strip as Rammstein continuously rammed it. One of these rams broke one of Mechadon's actuators for its legs and immobilized that leg for the remainder of the match. Rammstein continued to ram Mechadon as Mechadon feebly tried to move away from the wall. Eventually, Mechadon was able to get one of its legs underneath Rammstein and lift it, but it was unable to completely turn Rammstein over as it drove away. Time ran out as Rammstein was coming in for another ram, and an 8-1 judge's decision eliminated Mechadon from the tournament.

For unknown reasons, Mechadon didn't participate the superheavyweight royal rumble at the end of the tournament.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
Las Vegas 1999 Ginsu

Ricon (Forfeit)

Season 1.0 Prompt Critical Rammstein

Mark Beiro Introductions[]

"From Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 485 pounds and a number 1 ranking. From creator Mark Setrakian and supported by Team Sinister. Introducing MECHADON!" (Mechadon vs. Ginsu)

"Weighing in at 472 pounds. It's the crawling, brawling claws of annihilation. The very popular MECHADON!" (Mechadon vs. Rammstein)

Merchandise[]

Any appearances by Mechadon in merchandise are listed below:

Trivia[]

  • Mechadon was created mostly to visualize what people would've thought when asked about Battlebots.
  • "Mechadon" in Korean is "Robot".
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