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Pentazmo Destructo was a middleweight robot built by Team Carnage Robotics which competed exclusively in Season 5.0 of Comedy Central BattleBots.

It was a two-wheel drive robot armed with a vertically-spinning flywheel made from nickel-coated aluminum. It sported three teeth made from titanium and attached to the outer circumference of the disc. The robot's chassis was made from chromoly tube frame, which was armored in titanium.[1] Pentazmo Destructo's name derived from the five-pointed star machined into its spinning disk, with the suffix penta- denoting 'five'.[1]

Pentazmo pits

Pentazmo Destructo in the pits

It performed modestly in its only season, winning one battle against Hi Speed Come-A-Parts before losing to Turbo in the Round of 256. Due to its early exit in the preliminary rounds, Pentazmo Destructo never fought in a televised battle.

The team, captained by Sean Irwin, intended to redesign Pentazmo Destructo for a theoretical Season 6.0, but the show was canceled after its fifth season on Comedy Central. In March 2016, Irwin expressed interest in repurposing Pentazmo Destructo as a drive testbed for his son, Aidan.[1] It is unknown whether this plan came to fruition.

"I had big plans for an upgrade for Season 6.... too bad that didn't happen."
— Sean Irwin on Facebook

Sean Irwin also competed in BattleBots with Techno Destructo, and returned in 2016 for World Championship II and III with Ultimo Destructo. He applied for World Championship VII in 2022 with Sawborg Destructo but was not selected to compete.

Robot History[]

Season 5.0[]

Pentazmo Destructo vs. Hi Speed Come-A-Parts

Pentazmo Destructo first faced Hi Speed Come-A-Parts where it won by knockout in under a minute. According to Sean Irwin, Pentazmo Destructo's vertical spinner caused shrapnel to strike the BattleBox itself.

Pentazmo Destructo vs. Turbo

Pentazmo destructo vs turbo

Pentazmo Destructo takes damage from Turbo.

Pentazmo Destructo's second preliminary round opponent was Team Loki and Turbo. It lost this battle by knockout, however, and was eliminated at this stage.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
Season 5.0 Hi Speed Come-A-Parts Turbo

References[]

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