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Lucky.

Lucky is a robot from Canada which competed in Season 2 of ABC's BattleBots reboot. It was fielded by a team of roboteers consisting of its main builder Mark Demers of CM Robotics, who formerly competed with BravePart, driver Gary Gin of The Big B fame, and team captain Rob Masek, who previously competed in BattleBots with Scrap Metal. It was based on former superheavyweight legend Ziggy, featuring a similar 4-bar launcher weapon. Lucky was originally an alternate for the show, but was allowed in due to one of the many drop-outs which occurred at Season 2. It didn't do well as it lost both its matches to beta and Yeti.

Lucky's full name was Lucky Canucky, but this was shortened, likely for political correctness.

Robot History

ABC Season 2

LuckyvsBeta BB2016

Lucky flips beta.

BetahitsLucky-0

beta lands a blow as it's pushed back by Lucky.

Lucky's first ever match in BattleBots was against beta. The fight started poorly for Lucky, as beta managed to use its hammer to knock off a shock absorber Lucky had put on the top. beta would continue to land hits on Lucky with its hammer but not without the latter flipping the former over a couple of times. Unfortunately Lucky's lilting arm valve wasn't capable of removing the large amount of CO2 used in 9 seconds but despite all the times it was flipped, beta was able to self-right quickly each time and although both robots lasted the full time, Lucky lost to beta on a unanimous 3-0 judges decision. However, Lucky was awarded one of the eight wild cards most likely for its close match with beta. Lucky was given the No.21 seed and advanced to the round of 32, where it faced the No.12 seed Yeti.

YetiTearsLucky'sArm BB2016

Yeti rips off Lucky's flipping arm.

For this match Lucky added some wheel guards over the front wheels but the match was delayed so the team could fix a loose connection. The match started out fairly evenly with no major damage being done to either robot. Eventually, Yeti lost one of its rear tires before disabling and removing Lucky's flipper. Both robots continued to move around before Yeti delivered a final blow that knocked out Lucky as a similar loose connection came undone on the other half of the drivetrain, then the sprocket snapped due to the set screw not being tightened and thus took out the entire drive system. Lucky was counted out and Yeti won by KO at 2:44. This meant that Lucky was eliminated from the tournament.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None beta

Yeti

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"If you go against this bot, you’re daft, punk! You’re about to get LUCKY!"

"Place your bets! We're about to play crushin roulette! It's LUCKY!"

Trivia

Both of the robots that Lucky fought (beta in the round of 48 and Yeti in the round of 32) would later fight Tombstone after their battle with Lucky and lose.

See Also

Ziggy

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