Deathstar was a heavyweight robot that competed in Season 4.0 of BattleBots. It used an unique weapon system which was dubbed "active armor": four saw blades connected by springs to "clamp" opponents upon their driving into the robot. However, the saws did not do that much damage and Deathstar mainly used the clamping action to drive other robots around. Deathstar made it to the TV rounds, where it was brutally torn apart by Phrizbee.

The team had previously entered heavyweight B.O.B. in Season 3.0 and entered Son of Bob in the Middleweight division of Season 4.0.

Robot History

Season 4.0

Deathstar's first ever match was against Black Ops. Both robots were hitting each other several times and Death Star's saws were producing sparks on Black Ops, but it was not doing much damage even on the surface. Black Ops was having a hard time pushing Death Star and after getting sawed on for about a minute from Deathstar, Black Ops had a spontaneous failure and stopped moving. Death Star won by KO and advanced to the final preliminary round, where it faced Mr. Bonestripper. However, Mr. Bonestripper had technical issues and was forced to forfeit. Deathstar won by default and advanced to the TV rounds, where it faced Phrizbee.


Phrizbee rips into Deathstar while it smokes.

In this fight, Deathstar started off well, grasping Phrizbee with the saws before it could spin up. Things began to go downhill, however, when Deathstar drove over the killsaws and then later reversed into the pulverizer. Deathstar

Phrizbee pushes Deathstar into the pulverizer.

started smoking after this hit. Phrizbee spun up at this point and tore into Deathstar, sending springs and armor pieces flying. Phrizbee hit Deathstar several times before getting clamped again, but Phrizbee used this as an advantage to push Deathstar toward the pulverizer. Deathstar took several shots as it tried to feebly move away. After being nudged back underneath by Phrizbee, Deathstar slowly escaped and drove into the spikestrip as the time ended. Deathstar was eliminated from the competition on a 37-8 judge's decision.

Because it lost in the round of 64, Deathstar couldn't participate the heavyweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament.


  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 1
Wins Losses
Season 4.0

Black Ops

Mr. Bonestripper (Forfeit)


Mark Beiro Introductions

"He's like a rusty gas pump. He's looking at you like an empty fuel tank. You're about to get a pay load of his premium grade hate. Here is DEATHSTAR!"



  • Deathstar's name may be based off the space station from Star Wars.