Mantis was a lightweight robot which competed in Season 3.0 of BattleBots. It was a rather unique robot armed with a crushing jaw and magnets which kept the robot from tipping over. It did decently in battle, reaching the round of 64 in its only season.
The team that built Mantis also built Spike, half of the Long Beach 1999 multibot Spike of Doom
Mantis' first preliminary match was against Speed Bump. This was mostly a pushing match as neither Mantis or Speed Bump could get underneath each other. Mantis won the fight on a 36-9 judge's decision and advanced to the final preliminary round, where it faced Froghemoth.
Mantis started the fight by ramming Froghemoth repeatedly and Froghemoth accidentally drove straight into the spikestrip where it impaled itself and got stuck. Mantis grabbed Froghemoth and tried to pull it free, but it couldn't and Froghemoth was counted out. Mantis won by KO at 1:08 and advanced to the TV rounds, where it faced Manic Aggressive.In the beginning, both robots dodged each other and Mantis got a brief grab and lift but Manic Aggressive escaped. Manic Aggressive then shot forward at Mantis and jammed itself against the spikestrip. Mantis drove over and pulled Manic Aggressive free from the spikes. However, Mantis limped around weakly and Manic Aggressive pushed Mantis into the pulverizer. The pulverizer popped open the armor box and disconnected the drive batteries. Mantis was then pushed away from the pulverizer by Manic Aggressive but it took a hit from the pulverizer itself, sending it flying and causing it to stop moving. Both robots were counted out, but the winner was Manic Aggressive because Mantis was immobile first. Because of this, Mantis was eliminated from the competition.
Because it lost in the round of 64. Mantis couldn't participate the lightweight consolation rumble at the end of the tournament.
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 1
|Season 3.0||Manic Aggressive|