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Defiant was a lightweight robot that competed at the Long Beach 1999 event of BattleBots, as well as Robot Wars 1997. It was a low, six-wheel drive robot armed with a 4-bar pneumatic lifting arm. It was very successful during its only season, becoming the runner-up of the event. It also became the lightweight champion at Robot Wars 1997.

Defiant is the first robot to have beaten Ziggo, but got beaten itself by it in the same year.

Robot historyEdit

Long Beach 1999Edit

Defiant's first fight was against Endotherm. Defiant won by KO and advanced to the next round, where it faced Rasta. Defiant won by KO and advanced to the next round, where it faced The Crusher. Defiant won by KO and advanced to the quarterfinals, where it faced Tentoumushi. Defiant won by KO and advanced to the semifinals, where it faced Ziggo. Defiant won by crowd vote and faced Ziggo again, who won the kilobot losers' melee, in the finals. Ziggo won by crowd vote, and Defiant was declared the runner-up.

Defiant wasn't finished, however, as it participated in the kilobot royal rumble at the end of the tournament.


  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 1

Wins Losses
Long Beach 1999



The Crusher




Defiant's US Robot Wars 1997 appearance.

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