Obwalden Overlord bb2016

The Obwalden Overlord.

The Obwalden Overlord (Shortened to OB Overlord by the commentators) is a robot from Switzerland built by Rob Knight of Mortis fame which competed in Season 2 of the BattleBots reboot on ABC. It was very technologically impressive, with its articulated arm weapons being controlled by Rob Knight's movements. Despite its innovative design, it lost its first and only match to Warhead.

Robot History

ABC Season 2


Warhead chews The Obwalden Overlord's shield

The Obwalden Overlord's first fight was against Warhead, who for this fight were using their grabber configuration. The fight started off poorly for The Obwalden Overlord, who despite having 36 motors was rather sluggish around the box, and to top it off had one arm dragging uselessly on the BattleBox floor. Warhead used this to its advantage, grabbing The Obwalden Overlord's working arm and roasting it with its flamethrower. After several more grabs by Warhead, The Obwalden Overlord started melting and the upper part of the bot was on fire. Warhead continued to attack its crippled opponent and even toppled it over before Obwalden Overlord was counted out at 2:59. Afterwards, fire extinguishers had to be used to put out the burning machine. The Obwalden Overlord was not chosen to be a wild card, meaning it was eliminated from the tournament.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None Warhead

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"All the way from Switzerland, the hills are alive with the sound of murder. It’s OBWALDEN OVERLORD!"


  • The Obwalden Overlord is the first robot from France to compete in a BattleBots tournament, despite its builder originally hailing from Britain.
  • The Obwalden Overlord was almost not ready for its match, and was about to be replaced by Skorpios. However, after the introductions for that match were filmed, it was announced that the Overlord was ready, and everything had to be reset.
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