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Speedy was a heavyweight robot built by Team X-Bots which competed in Season 5.0 of Comedy Central BattleBots.

It was a low, box-shaped robot with a wedge-shaped front. Speedy was armed with a flipping arm, slightly offset from the center of the robot, and a rotating drum on the back to cause damage. It did not perform well as a rookie, losing its first match in Season 5.0 to Billy-Bot.

Team X-Bots also competed with lightweight Speed Bump in Seasons 3.0 to 5.0 and middleweight Speed Bump XL in Seasons 4.0 and 5.0.

Outside BattleBots[]

Team X-Bots entered Speedy under the name Flippa for the UK show Robot Wars. Flippa lost its only 1v1 fight in a battle against Spartacus to represent the USA in the Third World Championship special later in the series. Flippa returned for the Annihilator special, but was eliminated after the first round due to irreparable damage.

Speedy last competed in the 2004 RFL Nationals Heavyweight Open, where mechanical gremlins continued to haunt the machine. It fought one match against Indestructible Crazy Blue Monkey, once again struggling with mobility and losing the fight, then going on to forfeit the rest of its matches in the round-robin bracket.

Robot History[]

Season 5.0[]

Speedy vs. Billy-Bot

Speedy's first match was against Billy-Bot. Not much is known about the fight, other than the fact that Speedy was having speed controller issues as a result of not having a separate battery to turn the solenoids on and off. In the end, Billy-Bot won the fight on a 36-9 decision, eliminating Speedy from competition in its only bout.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
Season 5.0 None Billy-Bot

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