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Leper Messiah's appearance during its only season.

Leper Messiah was a heavyweight robot built by New Mexico State University team Certain Death, led by Eric DeMoney which competed in Season 4.0 of BattleBots. It was an octagon-shaped robot covered in holes to conserve weight (hence the name) with no weaponry (It supposedly had a spinning weapon, but it did not use it in its only competition probably due to being overweight). Leper Messiah did not do well in its only season, losing its only fight to The Matador.

Leper Messiah was named after a song by the influential American Thrash metal band Metallica, from their 1986 album Master of Puppets.

Eric DeMoney along with other students Karen Sharp and Monty Myers competed in the middleweight division the previous season with the equally unsuccessful Neb.

Robot History

Season 4.0

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The Matador flips Leper Messiah.

Leper Messiah's only match in BattleBots was against The Matador. The Matador had trouble steering at first, and couldn't quite get Leper Messiah in the ideal position for flipping. After chasing Leper Messiah around for a good long time, Matador finally got under and tossed its opponent in the air. However, Leper Messiah landed right way up. This happened 2 more times before Leper Messiah finally landed upside down, where it could not self-right. The Matador won by a KO and Leper Messiah was eliminated from the tournament.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
Season 4.0 None The Matador