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Ghetto-bot was a competitor robot from Michigan, USA, which fought in the War of Independence, one of the Christmas specials shown as part of Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars. Initially built for high school competitions, it was one of four robots to represent the United States during the latter special. However, it lost its only televised battle to Mortis.

Ghetto-bot was also one of eight American robots present for filming of the unaired MTV Pilot. Following changes to the pilot's format after the withdrawal of one of the participating teams, it was ultimately not selected to take part.

DesignEdit

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The chassis of Ghetto-bot

Ghetto-bot was a robot with a box-shaped chassis and a body featuring steep wedges at either end. The wedges served as its only weapons, with the intention of getting underneath opponents and tipping them over. The robot itself was painted silver with yellow and black hazard stripes, with its name written in red letters on the wedges and a pair of angry faces drawn on either side in red. While Ghetto-bot's low ground clearance and wedges proved effective, its lack of durability, pushing power and effective weapons proved costly in its only battle.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 4Edit

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Ghetto-bot roasts on the Flame Pit after being shoved onto it by Mortis

Representing the USA, Ghetto-bot fought exclusively in the War of Independence. Its first-round battle saw it face UK Robot Wars veteran - and former series Semi-Finalist - Mortis. Mortis drove over Ghetto-bot's front wedge as both robots came together in the opening seconds, before Ghetto-bot attempted to push it back. As Ghetto-bot sustained multiple axe blows from Mortis - leaving several dents in its bodyshell in the process - it slowly pushed Mortis across the arena, but was then pushed sideways by Mortis towards the Flame Pit. Ghetto-bot struggled to drive away as Mortis pushed it completely over, where it caught fire before being pushed into and axed by Shunt. Refbot extinguished Ghetto-bot's flames as Mortis, Dead Metal and Shunt continued to inflict damage to its body. Mortis proceeded to attack Sir Killalot as Shunt pushed Ghetto-bot over the Flame Pit once again just before 'cease' was called, eliminating the American representative from the War of Independence.

"Ghetto-bot? Well, it's... well and truly, a salt and pepper-pot by the end of it all!"
Jonathan Pearce at the end of Ghetto-bot's battle with Mortis

ResultsEdit

GHETTO-BOT - RESULTS
War of Independence
Representing USA, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Mortis (UK) Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Ghetto-bot Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars War of Independence, Round 1
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • At 51.7kg, Ghetto-bot was the lightest competitor in the Series 4 War of Independence; some 0.8kg lighter than Detonator's original weight in Series 1.
  • Ghetto-bot was the only American representative in the Series 4 War of Independence that was not built by a team that also entered BattleBots.
  • Shortly before filming for the War of Independence began, the team entered a competition called Robot Rivals, where they had to design and build robots for specific tasks. They placed 43rd of the 261 entrants.

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