Dark Steel's Season 5.0 appearance.

Dark Steel was a lightweight robot built by Team Dark Forces which competed in Seasons 3.0 and 5.0 of BattleBots. It was a black robot originally armed with a drill and scoop, but it was completely rebuilt for Season 5.0 into a wedge-shaped robot armed with an angled spinning blade. It performed decently in competition, winning three fights in Season 5.0 despite losing its first Season 3.0 battle.

Team Dark Forces also entered middleweight Dark Shredder into Season 5.0. They also entered Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors with Lightning Tracks. Lightning Tracks also entered Robotica as Dark Track.

Robot History

Season 3.0

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Dark Steel's Season 3.0 appearance.

Dark Steel's first and only match in Season 3.0 was against Junkyard Dog. In the beginning of the match, both robots went straight at each other and missed. Both robots turned around and both robots set up to go straight at each other again, but Dark Steel was moving slower and the left motor was burning out. After a collision between both robots, Dark Steel was moving around in circles and Junkyard Dog got underneath Dark Steel. Junkyard Dog was unable to move due to its inability to get traction on its rear drive wheel and Dark Steel's left motor started smoking. Team Dark Forces was tapping out and Junkyard Dog won by KO at 1:15. This meant that Dark Steel was eliminated from the tournament.

Season 5.0

Dark Steel's first match in Season 5.0 was against Screamin' Demon. Screamin' Demon was running away from Dark Steel's spinning blade and Dark Steel pushed Screamin' Demon against the spikestrip. One of Screamin' Demon's motors caught fire and the match was called. Dark Steel won by KO and advanced to the next preliminary round, where it faced The Steel Magnolia.

At the beginning of the match, The Steel Magnolia blew its drive motor and Dark Steel slammed it against the arena wall a few times before it was counted out. Dark Steel won by TKO and advanced to the final preliminary round, where it faced Speed Bump.

Dark Steel pushed Speed Bump against the arena wall multiple times before the time ran out. Dark Steel won on a 35-10 judge's decision and advanced to the TV rounds, where it faced Little Whacko.

In the match, Little Whacko thwacked Dark Steel several times but it could not do any damage to it. Dark Steel was able to push Little Whacko around the BattleBox and was pushing it toward the killsaws when Little Whacko thwacked Dark Steel's side and the removable link came loose. Dark Steel suddenly stopped moving and Little Whacko pushed it under the pulverizer. The immobilized Dark Steel was being counted out and Little Whacko won by KO. This meant that Dark Steel was eliminated from the tournament again.


  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
Season 3.0 None Junkyard Dog
Season 5.0

Screamin' Demon

The Steel Magnolia

Speed Bump

Little Whacko