Red Scorpion was a middleweight walkerbot that competed in the Long Beach 1999 competition (as Scorpion "Beta 3") and Season 2.0 of BattleBots. It was built by Ray Washburn and family. Its legs were powered by compressed CO2 and its weapon was a pneumatic stinger. Red Scorpion had no success in combat, losing every fight it participated in.
Red Scorpion originally fought at the Robot Wars 1996 and 1997 events as a wheeled heavyweight, armed with the stinger and claws. It also featured axes in the wheels that activated when the wheels turned fast enough.
Long Beach 1999
After receiving a bye in the first round, Scorpion "Beta 3" went up against Deadblow. Deadblow won on a judge's decision and Scorpion "Beta 3" was now in the loser's bracket, where it faced Turtle Road Kill. Turtle Road Kill won by KO and Scorpion "Beta 3" was eliminated from the tournament. Scorpion "Beta 3" later had a grudge match with Ankle Biter and lost by KO.
Scorpion "Beta 3" wasn't finished, however, as it participated the megabot royal rumble at the end of the tournament.
Red Scorpion's first and only match in Season 2.0 was against SABotage. SABotage immediately attacks Red Scorpion, who is attempting to make its way across the arena. Red Scorpion shows fast walking speed, but is not quite fast enough to turn towards SABotage. SABotage repeatedly gets underneath the side of Red Scorpion and tries to flip it over, but was unsuccessful due to the size and weight of Red Scorpion. SABotage then starts to drag Red Scorpion closer to the arena hazards, nearly flipping Scorpion over in the process. SABotage finally holds Red Scorpion off the ground for several seconds before taking the robot over the killsaws. The time ran out and SABotage won on a 42-3 judge's decision. This meant that Red Scorpion was eliminated from the tournament again.
As of 2015, it is unknown if Red Scorpion participated the middleweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament.
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 4
|Long Beach 1999||Bye||
Ankle Biter (Grudge Match)
- Each robot Red Scorpion fought would become famous.
- The Washburn family partook on the event Full Metal Challenge, which aired in 2003, in which 9 British teams, 9 American teams, and 9 teams from elsewhere, fought with all terrain, multipurpose vehicles.