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Twin Paradox was a middleweight robot built by Micheal Neese of Team Skunk-Tek which fought in three seasons of Comedy Central BattleBots.

It was a four-wheel drive robot armed with a horizontal titanium spinning disk that could reach speeds of 3800rpm and a plow used for pushing, hence its name. Twin Paradox, despite only appearing on television twice, did incredibly well, reaching the quarter-finals of both Seasons 3.0 and 4.0.

Robot History[]

Season 3.0[]

Twin Paradox vs. Bot-a-Bing

Unfortunately, due to how the radio controls were configured, Twin Paradox was forced to run with its plow facing forward and its disk high up for its fights. Twin Paradox's first match was against Bot-a-Bing. Twin Paradox won by KO and advanced to the next round, where it faced Fast Forward.

Twin Paradox vs. Fast Forward

Twin Paradox won on a close 23-22 judges' decision and advanced to the final preliminary round, where it faced Lobotomy.

Twin Paradox vs. Lobotomy

Twin Paradox won on a close 25-20 judges' decision and advanced to the TV rounds, where it faced THWAK!.

Twin Paradox vs. THWAK!

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Twin Paradox pushes THWAK!.

After Twin Paradox managed to flip THWAK! at one point, both robots were tossed by the killsaws. THWAK! eventually got stuck on the spikestrip and couldn't escape. THWAK! was counted out. Twin Paradox won by KO at 1:37 and advanced to the Round of 16, where it faced Season 1.0 Runner-Up Deadblow.

Twin Paradox vs. Deadblow

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Twin Paradox attacking Deadblow.

In the beginning, Deadblow rushes straight at Twin Paradox with its hammer down for an attempt to flip it. Twin Paradox gets lifted by the piston. Twin Paradox was pushing Deadblow from the rear and Deadblow drives over a set of killsaws and a skirt is sent flying across the BattleBox from the impact. Deadblow stopped moving as its poorly designed drive system sheared again, and Twin Paradox was hitting the top of Deadblow with its spinning disc. Deadblow was sitting on the floor spinner and hits Twin Paradox with its axe as Twin Paradox was pushing Deadblow. Twin Paradox pushed Deadblow under the pulverizer and Deadblow was being counted out. Twin Paradox won by KO at 1:31 and advanced to the quarterfinals, where it faced SABotage.

Twin Paradox vs. SABotage

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Twin Paradox under the pulverizer.

SABotage managed to flip Twin Paradox on its back, and eventually Twin Paradox suffered severe blows from the pulverizer where it broke 3 of its drive axles and lost much of its armor despite the fact that its disk was still functional. One of the blows actually hit the edge of one of Twin Paradox's wheels, causing pieces of the wheel rim to fly off. SABotage won by KO at 1:43 and Twin Paradox was eliminated from the tournament.

Middleweight Royal Rumble

Twin Paradox also participated the Middleweight Royal Rumble at the end of the tournament. Before the rumble, Twin Paradox replaced their original spinning blade for a smaller sized sawblade. When it got to the center of the BattleBox, Twin Paradox got rammed by Zion so hard that Zion managed to rip Twin Paradox's blade completely off, and then it got flipped over by SABotage, where it started to have trouble driving. Then, Twin Paradox suffered a 360 degree flip from T-Minus as it stopped moving for a decent amount of time. Bad Attitude then nudged Twin Paradox back as it started to move again, only for a short period of time. Finally, Twin Paradox drove to the spikestrip, and it sat there for the rest of the rumble. Twin Paradox ultimately lost out to T-Minus.

Season 4.0[]

Twin Paradox vs. Armadillo

Due to previously competing in Season 3.0, Twin Paradox was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 4.0, where it eventually fought Armadillo. Twin Paradox won on a close 25-20 judges' decision and advanced to the Round of 16, where it faced Alabama Slammer.

Twin Paradox vs. Alabama Slammer

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Twin Paradox tears a piece off of Alabama Slammer.

As Alabama Slammer drove at its opponent, Rick Nickel's bot missed with its initial flip. Twin Paradox hit Alabama Slammer in return with its blade and it suddenly stopped moving. Alabama Slammer was counted out. Twin Paradox won by KO and advanced to the quarterfinals again, where it faced Zion.

Twin Paradox vs. Zion

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Zion takes Twin Paradox to the killsaws.

Zion won on a 31-14 judges' decision and Twin Paradox was eliminated from the tournament again.

For unknown reasons, Twin Paradox didn't participate the Middleweight Royal Rumble at the end of the tournament.

Season 5.0[]

Twin Paradox vs. S.O.B.

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Twin Paradox upright in Season 5.0.

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S.O.B. producing showers of sparks on Twin Paradox.

Due to previously competing in Season 4.0, Twin Paradox was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 5.0, where it eventually fought S.O.B. in its only Season 5.0 match. The fight began with Twin Paradox being immediately scooped up by S.O.B. before Twin Paradox escaped when S.O.B. drove itself into the screws. Both robots then drove around each other for a while before Twin Paradox hit the tray of S.O.B. with its disk, sending it into S.O.B.'s tray. Twin Paradox was rammed into the spikestrip by S.O.B., ending up trapped before S.O.B.s circular saw spun up to speed and produced a shower of sparks. S.O.B. then cut into Twin Paradox again, producing even more sparks. Eventually, Twin Paradox escaped after S.O.B. stopped its weapon and backed up. However, Twin Paradox drove straight into S.O.B., letting S.O.B. get a few more slices in with its saw. Afterwards, Twin Paradox was pushed into the pulverizer by S.O.B. before S.O.B. resumed its offense. Twin Paradox escaped but had a loose component inside the robot end up inside the drive motor, leaving Twin Paradox to drive in circles, as it drove over the killsaws and reversed directly into S.O.B.'s dustpan, where it was carried around for a while with S.O.B. taking a shot from the killsaws in the process. A few more attacks and S.O.B.'s arm motor began smoking and was unable to drive on one side. Both robots, now crippled, spent the remainder of the match attempting to hit each other but not getting any shots in. The match ended and it went to the judges, who scored a 26-19 win for S.O.B., eliminating Twin Paradox.

For unknown reasons, Twin Paradox didn't participate the middleweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament, but even if it did, it wouldn't have been able to compete in the Middleweight Royal Rumble after an accident with Nightmare in the heavyweight consolation rumble.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 7
  • Losses: 3
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Team Skunk-Tek with Twin Paradox at Season 4.0

Competition Wins Losses
Season 3.0 Bot-a-Bing

Fast Forward

Lobotomy

THWAK!

Deadblow

SABotage
Season 4.0 Armadillo

Alabama Slammer

Zion
Season 5.0 None S.O.B.
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Twin Paradox's Season 3.0 stats according to the TV show.

Mark Beiro Introductions[]

"He's a fighter not a lover and damn proud of it. Here is TWIN PARADOX!" (Twin Paradox vs. Deadblow)

"A machine so violent, Tony Soprano won't even associate with him. Here is TWIN PARADOX!" (Twin Paradox vs. Alabama Slammer)

"He's good and he's bad. He's happy and sad. He's the king of the BattleBox. He's TWIN PARADOX!" (Twin Paradox vs. S.O.B.)

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