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Mohawk BB2016

Mohawk's Season 2 appearance.

Mohawk is a heavyweight robot which competed in the first two seasons of ABC's BattleBots reboot. Its main weapon was a crushing jaw. However, mounted within this crushing jaw was a flamethrower at the tip of the jaw. The robot's strategy was to pierce its opponent's armor, then have the flames melt the internals. Also featured on Mohawk were two LED eyes mounted on either side of the jaw, so the robot could "show emotion" throughout the match. For Season 2, Mohawk was upgraded with self-righting arms on each side. It did not perform well in both seasons, having won only once and losing twice.

The builder of Mohawk was Korey Kline, former Team Loki member, designer of Rammstein & Surgeon General and driver of TriMangle. Mohawk's driver, Greg Bales, is the brother of HyperShock captain Will Bales.

Robot History

ABC Season 1

Mohawk ABCBB2015

Mohawk's Season 1 appearance.

Mohawk's first and only match in Season 1 was against HyperShock. After one strong hit from HyperShock, Mohawk's speed controller gave out, knocking Mohawk out entirely. HyperShock won by KO in 35 seconds and Mohawk wasn't given a wild card meaning that it was eliminated in the early stages of the tournament.

ABC Season 2

MohawkvsLycan BB2016

Mohawk crushes Lycan in the final seconds of the match.

Mohawk was one of twelve robots which was forced to compete in three-way melees in order to determine the final four robots of the bracket. In its match it was placed against Invader and rookie Lycan. Despite not doing much for the fight, it still won after Invader was immobilized by Lycan and then Lycan broke a drive chain. Mohawk then crushed into Lycan's wheel and fired the integrated flamethrower into it until Lycan was counted out in the final seconds of the fight. This meant that Mohawk won by KO at 2:52, leaving it to go into the round of 48.

BiteForcevsMohawk BB2016

Bite Force attacking Mohawk with its spinning bar.

Mohawk's next match was against the Season 1 champion Bite Force. In the match, the initial collision caused Bite Force's added wedges to come off simultaneously. Bite Force kept on hitting the rear and sides of Mohawk with its spinning bar and at one point, it ripped off one of Mohawk's side panels. As this was happening, Mohawk's sealed gasket, which was covering its crushing arm, was causing propane to congregate inside the bot (igniting twice). Mohawk eventually stopped moving and the match was halted to ensure Mohawk wasn't stuck under the arena barrier. When the match resumed, it was clear Mohawk couldn't move as one of its two power switches came out. Mohawk was being counted out around the driver's booth and Bite Force won the match by KO at 1:36. Mohawk unfortunately was not chosen to be a wild card meaning it was eliminated from the tournament again.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 1 None HyperShock
ABC Season 2 Invader and Lycan

Bite Force

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"It's the last of the robohicans. Here to collect scalps, it's MOHAWK!"

"Also known as Chief Hitting Bull. Here to do a sacred pain dance, it's MOHAWK!"

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