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Son of Smashy was a middleweight robot built by Automatum Technologies which competed in the BattleBots Long Beach 1999 event.

It was a red, asymmetric robot armed with a spring-loaded axe. In its only BattleBots competition, Son of Smashy won the Megabot division, going 5-0 and became one of five robots to have never been defeated in competitive BattleBots fights. It was also the only international competitor to win a main competition until End Game in World Championship V.

Son of Smashy's Giant Nut trophy still resides with Derek Young, along with Complete Control's Season 4.0 middleweight runner-up trophy.

Robot History[]

Long Beach 1999[]

Son of Smashy vs. GoldDigger (Forfeit)

Son of Smashy's first fight was meant to be against GoldDigger but Derek Young's opponent forfeited.

Son of Smashy vs. Ankle Biter

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Son of Smashy breaks Ankle Biter's saw blade.

Instead, Son of Smashy took on Ankle Biter. The fight started with the two robots driving around before Son of Smashy got in a couple of axe blows. Ankle Biter retaliated by slamming Son of Smashy into the spikestrip but Ankle Biter was under Son of Smashy and got stuck. Son of Smashy fired the axe a few times and escaped from Ankle Biter's top. Ankle Biter escaped and drove at Son of Smashy, which started axing Ankle Biter. Both bots went near the killsaws before running around. Ankle Biter ran into the spikestrip again as Son of Smashy stayed in the middle of the BattleBox. The two bots avoided each other again before Son of Smashy attacked Ankle Biter, which ran towards the spikes. Son of Smashy hit Ankle Biter again but Ankle Biter reversed away and hit the spikestrip. Ankle biter drove at Son of Smashy again, getting axed as it pushed the Canadian robot back before going into the spikestrip again. Ankle Biter lost drive in its left wheel at that point and Son of Smashy axed it before driving away. After a while, the drive in the left wheel came back and Ankle Biter drove at Son of Smashy. As it was being drove at, Son of Smashy hit Ankle Biter with the axe a few times. At one point, the left wheel of Ankle Biter stopped again, leaving Ankle Biter going in circles again. After Ankle Biter had spun itself near the spikes, it turned to face Son of Smashy, which axed the wedge of Ankle Biter. This continued with Son of Smashy hitting the right wheel of Ankle Biter. After the saw was hit by the axe, Ankle Biter started smoking and Son of Smashy won by knockout.

Son of Smashy vs. Deadblow

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Son of Smashy hits Deadblow.

Deadblow was Son of Smashy's next opponent. The fight began with both robots driving at each other before Deadblow fired its axe and got it stuck behind Son of Smashy's axe. After a couple of minutes, the robots were separated and the fight resumed. As soon as the fight began again, Son of Smashy and Deadblow started trading blows. Deadblow stopped moving but started moving again after a few axe blows. The two continued to trade axe blows until Deadblow stopped moving due to the electronics shorting out from when it was separated from Son of Smashy. Son of Smashy won by knockout again.

Son of Smashy vs. Knee-Breaker

Knee-Breaker was the next opponent for Son of Smashy. Son of Smashy won by crowd vote and was now in the Megabot finals.

Son of Smashy vs. Knee-Breaker

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Son of Smashy breaks Knee-Breaker's drive chain.

Son of Smashy faced Knee-Breaker again after the latter advanced through the Loser's Bracket. Son of Smashy was dominant in the fight, eventually causing Knee-Breaker's drive chain to fall off and winning by knockout. This meant Son of Smashy became the Megabot champion.

Megabot Royal Rumble

Son of Smashy participated the Megabot Royal Rumble at the end of the tournament. Son of Smashy was only spinning around in circles and stopped moving shortly after. Deadblow was ultimately declared the winner.

Competitive Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 0

Exhibition Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Total Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 1
Team Automotan

Team Automatum with Son of Smashy

Competition Wins Losses
Long Beach 1999 GoldDigger (Forfeit)
Ankle Biter
Deadblow (Megabot Rumble)


  • Son of Smashy was the first robot in BattleBots to go undefeated in competitive fights.
    • Additionally, Son of Smashy was the first of Derek Youngs to achieved this, a feat his robot Hoser'd would accomplish during the Season 5.0 BattleAnts tournament.
  • Son of Smashy was the first international BattleBots competitor to become champion.
    • Further, Son of Smashy was the only international BattleBots champion for 21 years until End Game won the championship in 2020.