- "The whole thing spins around with the tooth blade around the edge"
- — Stefan Frank on The Revolutionist in Nickelodeon
The Revolutionist was a competitor from the first and second seasons of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It was the runner-up of the first season of Extreme Warriors, but lost in its Heat Final in the second season. It also represented the United States of America in The Second World Championship, but lost to reigning World Champion and eventual winner Razer in the first round. The team also entered Spin Doctor in Season 2 and Nickelodeon (where it joined The Revolutionist in a Tag Team).
The Revolutionist was a four-wheel drive, low cylindrical shaped robot which used its body as a full-body spinner. The body was lined with a set of steel cutting teeth around the outside, allowing it to cause significant damage to other competitors. In testing, The Revolutionist ran at full speed into concrete without sustaining any damage. It was painted to resemble the United States flag, with the team wearing matching costumes during its appearances on the show.
In the Pits, The Revolutionist also sported a set of decorative United States flags along its top panel. For the Ultimate Mayhem in Nickelodeon Robot Wars, The Revolutionist also had its top panel decorated with ropes in an attempt to snag Propeller-Head's blade.
In The US Championship, The Revolutionist faced Coffin-Bot, Bot-Ugly, Tricerabot, Unibite and Sobek in Heat Two. The Revolutionist got up to speed, but stopped spinning once pushed by Tricerabot. It pushed Sobek and Unibite around despite this handicap, and shoved Coffin-Bot into a CPZ, before it tried attacking Tricerabot.
- "The Revolutionist seems to have gone through this whole thing unscathed."
- — Stefan Frank at the end of the battle.
The judges' decision was given to The Revolutionist, who faced The Brute in Round 2. Straight from the start of this bout, The Revolutionist took chunks out of The Brute's wheels. Brute then stopped working, and was pitted by the house robots.
- "We should make a nice shredding out of the sides of this robot."
- — Brian Nave prior to the final.
- "We're taking over the US again. It's a whole new revolution."
- — Brain Nave
The Revolutionist represented the Confederacy in the USA Civil War, and faced Sobek, representing the Union.The Revolutionist easily shredded the sacrificial tire put on Sobek, and pushed it, but Sobek grabbed it by the teeth and pushed into the arena wall. It stopped spinning, but Sobek was attacked by Sergeant Bash.
- "Sergeant Bash gave him more assistance than he needed."
- — Stefan Frank looks over the battle
The battle went to the judges, who decided to give Sobek the win.The Revolutionist also represented the US in the Second World Championship. This competition was also broadcast in the UK as part of the first series of Robot Wars Extreme. In the first round, it faced UK Series regulars Razer (representing the UK) and Diotoir (representing the Republic of Ireland), along with Flensburger Power from Germany.
- "We're going to smash them all, but right now I'm trying to decide, which would look better in the pit? Should I toss in Razer first or Diotoir? I just can't decide which would look better on camera"
- — Pre-battle confidence from Brian Nave
The Revolutionist was chased by Razer, who crumpled through its body, before spinning and attacking the British robot, but it was grabbed hold of again and pushed into a CPZ. Matilda separated The Revolutionist from Razer, but The Revolutionist was hardly seen again during the battle.
- "Well, The Revolutionist might run into concrete with no damage, but not into the Razer."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Flensburger Power then suddenly stopped all together and was counted out, eliminating them from the judges' decision at the end of the battle. The Revolutionist survived to the decision but lost on points as the judges gave it to Razer, eliminating The Revolutionist and Diotoir.
The Revolutionist started with a first round match against Trackzilla and The Gap. Whilst The Revolutionist got up to speed, The Gap flipped Trackzilla. The Revolutionist then hit The Gap, stopping it from moving. The Revolutionist then drove into Sir Killalot and stopped moving. However, Trackzilla was the first robot immobilized and was eliminated.
In Round Two, The Revolutioist met Psycho Chicken. Psycho Chicken brought its egg into action, and the egg was destroyed. The Revolutionist hit Psycho Chicken twice, and rammed it so that one of the wheels fell off. The Revolutionist took advantage of this to tear off the Chicken's other wheel, and one of the castors underneath. Psycho Chicken was beaten, and the Revolutionist was through to face Propeller-Head in the Heat Final.
Both Robots hit each other with their blades, before Propeller-Head drove over a CO2 vent. The Revolutionist then tore off Propeller-Head's spinner.
- "Look at that! Pulled the whole thing out, shafts and all!"
- — Stefan Frank as The Revolutionist tears off Propeller-Head's overhead blade
The Revolutionist then pressed the pit trigger, but Propeller-Head drove away from the descending pit, before confronting The Revolutionist in a CPZ. The House Robots came in to attack, and in an unexpected turn of events, Propeller-Head pushed The Revolutionist into the pit to eliminate it.
The Revolutionist fought alongside Spin Doctor in the International Tag Team Terror competition. In its first round battle against Zanzara and Run Away, it stayed out of the action at first, but eventually immobilised both robots when tagged by Spin Doctor.
This put the team through to the final against UK team Ming 3 and Rick. When it was finally tagged in, it started strongly, deflecting Rick away, but then hit Ming 3 at an awkward angle, which made it "jump" into the air. This slowed its spinning body enough for Rick to safely get underneath and flip it over, putting it out of the fight. Revolutionist and Spin Doctor lost the resulting judges' decision.
The Revolutionist also fought in the Mayhem competition. In the first round, it fought Rigby and Diskotek. Diskotek was immobilized after hitting The Revolutionist but came back to life after it was flipped by the floor flipper. The Revolutionist hit Rigby several times with its spinning body, ripping up its armour. It then hit Diskotek, breaking its wheel guard. Rigby and Diskotek were then put on the Drop Zone where they had tennis balls, golf balls and bowling balls dropped on them.
The Revolutionist went through to the Ultimate Mayhem Final against Propeller-Head and Vert-I-Go. The team had put ropes on the top of the robot to tangle Propeller-Head's blade. But only a few seconds into the fight, The Revolutionist spun up and then crashed into Refbot, knocking out its power link and leaving it immobile. It was put onto the floor flipper and flipped before being pushed into the pit along with Vert-I-Go.
|THE REVOLUTIONIST - RESULTS|
Representing the Confederacy, Eliminator
|Heat||vs. Tricerabot, Coffin-Bot, Bot-Ugly, Unibite, Sobek||Won|
|Semi-Final||vs. The Brute||Won|
|Final||vs. Panzer Mk 2||Lost|
|The Second World Championship|
Representing USA, Heat
|NOTE: This competition was also broadcast during Extreme Series 1|
|Heat||vs. Diotoir (IRE), Flensburger Power (GER), Razer (UK)||Eliminated|
|Heat D, Round 1||vs. The Gap, Trackzilla||Qualified|
|Heat D, Round 2||vs. Psycho Chicken||Won|
|Heat D, Final||vs. Propeller-Head||Lost|
|Nickelodeon Robot Wars|
|International Tag Team Terror|
Representing USA and competing with Spin Doctor, Runner-up
|Eliminator||vs. Zanzara & Run Away||Won|
|Final||vs. Rick & Ming 3||Lost|
|Mayhem||vs. Diskotek, Rigby||Won|
|Ultimate Mayhem||vs. Vert-I-Go, Propeller-Head||Lost|
- Wins: 6
- Losses: 6
- Season 1: Runner-up
- Season 2: Heat Final and entered with Spin Doctor
Outside Robot WarsEdit
The Revolutionist was entered into Seasons 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 of BattleBots under the name Phrizbee. It lost to KillerB in its first appearance, but won five battles over the course of the following two seasons. It was later entered into the Robot Fighting League under the name Shrederator. Shrederator is now going by the name Shiva and is owned by a different team.
The team entered into BattleBots a super-heavyweight version of Phrizbee called Phrizbee-Ultimate which was renamed Shrederator Supreme after BattleBots ended. The team also competed in Robotica with a creation called Mechacidal Maniac.In 2015, Team LOGICOM returned to the rebooted BattleBots with a heavyweight, under the name Captain Shrederator. It sported a paintjob very similar to The Revolutionist's. In the competition, it lost its first round fight against Stinger: The Killer Bee, which was able to deflect Captain Shrederator multiple times with its wedge before overturning it. Captain Shrederator was not chosen for a wildcard.
In the 2016 series, Captain Shrederator returned, initially as a reserve, but competed after another robot withdrew, facing Death Roll in the first round. Captain Shrederator won the battle via KO, but was awarded a surprisingly low seeding in the bracket, putting it against Chomp. Team captain Brian Nave showed a grudge match-style desire to win the match on television, but was immobilised by an axe attack through Shrederator's spinning body.
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