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Basilisk's Discovery Channel Season 3 appearance.

Basilisk is a robot which competed in the second season of ABC's BattleBots reboot and the third on Discovery and Science. It was created by a brand new team of fabricators from Alberta led by Lucas Sloan. Its main weapon is a flipping arm which could supposedly "strike three times faster than the blink of an eye" due to eight custom-manufactured twitch valves. Basilisk was also joined in the arena by Afterbyte, a 10-pound flying drone equipped with a very unique weapon- Afterbyte could latch itself onto the top of another robot, and then use its drill weapon to penetrate the top armor. 

For season 3, Basilisk had gained a more pyramid styled chassis with a bigger snake head on the flipping arm, reworked electronics, and an addition of a camera on the flipper. The use for the camera is currently unknown, but it could either be for a "Bot Cam," an automated system, or just for timing to fire the weapon. 

Robot History

ABC Season 2

Basilisk BB2016

Basilisk and Afterbyte.

Basilisk was one of twelve robots which had to fight its way through the preliminary round in order to qualify for the main tournament. It drew Gemini and Blacksmith in its fight. It attacked Blacksmith straight away, but was unable to get underneath with its flipper, and took several hits from Blacksmith's hammer. Basilisk seemed to have broken down due to this attack, and it stopped moving. Later in the match, Afterbyte flew low and ended up being attacked by Blacksmith, who broke the drone in one hit. Miraculously, Basilisk began moving again and attacked Blacksmith once again, but quickly slowed to a stop once more. Basilisk did not move at all for the remainder of the match, and lost the match to Blacksmith.

Discovery Season 3

Basilisk's 2nd matchup put it in a rumble with Deviled Egg and Axe Backwards. When the rumble began, Basilisk was reasonably quick to get out of its square but took a big hit from Axe Backwards and seemed to have no mobility after that. However, its flipper was still working and it was able to get moving again partway through. As the rumble progressed, Basilisk did very little other than take punishment from its opponents but managed to survive to a judges decision, which was scored 2-1 in favor of Deviled Egg.


 

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None Blacksmith
Discovery Season 3 Bale Spear and Parallax (Untelevised Tag Team Rumble with Double Dutch) Deviled Egg (Undercard Rumble)

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"Here comes a snake from the Garden of Bleedin'. By land or by air, he don't care. It's BASILISK!"

"This bot is about to serve a full stack of slam cakes and a side of Canadian Breakin'. It's gonna kill you with kindness. It's Canadian, eh? It's BASILISK!"


 

Trivia

  • A rumble featuring this robot was shown as a humorous way to advertise the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie.