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Ultimo Destructo is a robot built by Sean Irvin of Carnage Robotics, who competed in ABC Season 2 and Discovery Season 3 of the BattleBots reboot.

It was an evolution of their popular superheavyweight entry from Comedy Central era of BattleBots, called Techno Destructo. Throughout both its seasons, Ultimo Destructo boasted interchangeable weaponry which by its second year, increased to a total of four wildly different configurations. Dubbed a "Swiss Army bot" by Sean Irvin, his robot could be armed with a flipping arm, a hammer, a vertical spinning disc or a horizontal bar spinner depending on their opponent. Each configuration had its own unique nickname: the flipper was called Weezo, the horizontal bar was called Sluggo, the vertical spinner was called Tazmo and the hammer was called Bozo.

Ultimo Destructo's arsenal of weapons ahead of Discovery Season 3.

Ultimo Destructo struggled in its debut season, as it lost its first and only battle against The Ringmaster. As such, Carnage Robotics were unable to showcase their spinning weaponry until Discovery Season 3. The robot was rebuilt ahead of the following season, now featuring four-wheel drive and four separate weapon configurations. Despite the upgrades, however, the weapons proved to be unreliable in most of its fights, and the robot itself was noticeably slow. Although it did manage two wins from an unentertaining affair with Valkyrie and an unaired battle with Parallax, these were considered largely unimpressive by the judges, and Ultimo Destructo did not progress to the Top 32 after finishing the season 2-2.

Ultimo Destructo was officially retired after Discovery Season 3, with Sean Irvin turning his attention to a new design called BoneSmasher. However, little is known about the robot, and no progress has been posted on it. Although in 2022, the team announced that they would be making a new robot called Sawborg Destructo for Season 7.

Robot History[]

ABC Season 2[]

Ultimo Destructo vs. The Ringmaster

Ultimo Destructo's wheel guard ripped off by The Ringmaster.

Ultimo Destructo's first battle was against The Ringmaster. For this match, Ultimo Destructo used its flipper setup, which was reinforced with extra armor. According to Sean, there was a mishap during testing in which damaged the bolts on the back of the armor so badly that the team could no longer remove it. This resulted in the attempting to rip that section of armor off, using the Ringmaster's weaponry to do so. In the beginning of the match, The Ringmaster started spinning its ring and Ultimo Destructo went straight at The Ringmaster. The Ringmaster ripped a piece off of the front of Ultimo Destructo and it backed away from the ring spinner. Later, The Ringmaster ripped off the right wheel guard of Ultimo Destructo, causing one of the drive chains to come off, leaving Ultimo Destructo to go around in circles. After The Ringmaster nearly ripped off Ultimo Destructo's rear wedge, Ultimo Destructo stopped moving as the impact hit the master power switch, which in turn pulled out the driver receiver wire. Ultimo Destructo was counted out after 1:48 and was not chosen to be a wildcard meaning it was eliminated from the tournament.

Discovery Season 3[]

Ultimo Destructo vs. Valkyrie

Ultimo Destructo fighting Valkyrie.

Both bots having problems with their weapons, trying to meet.

Ultimo Destructo's first opponent in the new season was against newcomer Valkyrie. Before the fight started, they had their spinner motor fry on their vertical disc, Tazmo. They made a quick swap to their bar, Sluggo. The match started off relatively easy for Ultimo Destructo as Valkyrie wasn't spinning up its weapon and was actually struggling to make its way in any direction. Unfortunately, Ultimo Destructo couldn't really capitalize on this because its weapon was not spinning up either, due to the motors being pulled loose and the belts losing tension. Still, Ultimo Destructo delivered light taps to Valkyrie before Valkyrie was counted out, giving Ultimo the win by KO at 2:04.

Ultimo Destructo vs. Parallax

Ultimo Destructo fighting Parallax.

Next up for Ultimo Destructo was Parallax. For this fight, Ultimo went with its flipper attachment, Weezo. This proved to be a good choice because when the match began, Ultimo kept turning to face the circling Parallax and eventually got a flip in, sending its opponent onto its back. Ultimo Destructo continued to face its opponent and after some missed flip attempts, flipped Parallax upright again. By this point, Ultimo Destructo suffered a minor speed controller failure that left it mostly unable to turn. Luckily, Parallax was also having drive issues and eventually started smoking. Both robots mostly stayed away from each other while taking hits from the killsaws at times before time ran out. The judges awarded a split 2-1 decision for Ultimo Destructo.

Ultimo Destructo vs. Axe Backwards

Ultimo Destructo fires its projectiles at Axe Backwards.

Ultimo Destructo fires its axe at Axe Backwards.

Ultimo Destructo is immobilized by Axe Backwards.

Up next for Ultimo Destructo was Axe Backwards. In response, Ultimo added projectiles and went with the hammer configuration nicknamed Bozo. As the match began, Ultimo Destructo fired its projectiles, which missed, but still started strong as it was able to keep Axe Backwards at bay. This was made easier by its opponent's drive issues. Ultimo Destructo struck its hammer and scored a near miss on Axe Backwards' drum, however the hammer appeared to barely have enough power to swing over, let alone cause damage. It then hit Axe Backwards with the shaft of the hammer and shoved it into the wall in attempt to disable the drum.  However, Ultimo Destructo began to lose control of the fight as its front wedge started to come off and its weapon stopped working altogether. As the fight wore on, Sean Irvin's machine lost a tire and eventually the whole front wedge. It took one last hit from Axe Backwards and was subsequently immobilized. Ultimo Destructo was counted out, giving Axe Backwards the win by KO after 2:15.

Ultimo Destructo vs. Witch Doctor

Ultimo Destructo takes punishment from Witch Doctor.

Ultimo Destructo after the fight.

Ultimo's next opponent was against Witch Doctor. For this fight, Ultimo went with its flipper configuration in attempt to overturn Witch Doctor and keep it from having any control or advantage. This did not go to plan, as Ultimo Destructo suffered an electrical short which affected the receiver module. As a result, they were left practically defenseless and were unable to reset the electronics before being attacked by Witch Doctor. The Gellatlys scored two further hits, which broke the modular sections of the robot and virtually split the robot into three pieces near in the corner of the box. To add insult to injury, Ultimo Destructo was hit by the pulverizer a total of thirteen times as it was unable to move, and was counted out, giving Witch Doctor their first KO win of the season.

Results[]

ULTIMO DESTRUCTO - RESULTS
ABC Season 2
2016 Championship
Round of 48 vs. The Ringmaster Lost (KO)
Discovery Season 3
Fight Nights
2-2
Fight Night (Untelevised) vs. Valkyrie Won (KO)
Fight Night (Untelevised) vs. Parallax Won (Split JD)
Fight Night vs. Axe Backwards Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Witch Doctor Lost (KO)

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None The Ringmaster
Discovery Season 3

Valkyrie (Undercard Match)

Parallax (Undercard Match)

Axe Backwards (Undercard Match)

Witch Doctor (Undercard Match)

Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

"It's got an exotic name but here's the translation. It means straight up devastation! It's ULTIMO DESTRUCTO!"

"Batten down the hatches, it's time for a pain hurricane. Make some noise for ULTIMO DESTRUCTO!"

"This bot is like a box of chocolates. You never know which way it's going to kill you. Kenney, why don't you luv may? It's ULTIMO DESTRUCTO!"

"This bot's so powerful, you could call him a one-hit wonder. MMMBOT! Watch your hands, son. It's ULTIMO DESTRUCTO!"

"From the great state of Florida, where it just won the Dietona 500, it's ULTIMO DESTRUCTO!"

Trivia[]

  • A weapon configuration designed to take on shell spinners was planned, but was not finished in time for the show.
  • According to Team Witch Doctor, the team were not sure which weapon Ultimo Destruction would be equipped with until the fight itself.[1]

References[]

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