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Spear and Shield was a robot from Jinzhou, Liaoning, China, which competed in Season 1.5, the debut season of This is Fighting Robots. A full-body spinner, it was the successor to King of Bots Season 1 competitor Chinese Aegis, and won its first battle against Bulldozer after being selected by Blue team captain Zhang Yishan. In the Tag Team round, it was ultimately avenged by Bulldozer, and was eliminated from the competiton after becoming immobilized by Megabyte later in the same battle.

DesignEdit

Two BBQ and Spear and Shield

Spear and Shield (left) with Two BBQ

Spear and Shield was a circular-shaped full-body spinner, decorated with an anchor to reference the team's naval background. The outer rim spun at high speeds to deliver powerful impacts to opponents, while offering 360 degrees of defence. However, the spinner did not work in Spear and Shield's second battle, leaving it with no backup plan for offensive output.

Robot HistoryEdit

This is Fighting Robots (Season 1.5)Edit

Spear and Shield vs Bulldozer 1

Spear and Shield becomes stuck on Bulldozer

Spear and Shield vs Bulldozer 2

Spear and Shield strikes the front of Bulldozer

Spear and Shield was selected by Zhang Yishan to participate in the main competition as part of the Blue team. When Yishan finally selected it to enter the arena for battle in the second round, only Bulldozer was chosen to fight it, out of a potential three opponents. Spear and Shield drove straight into the arena wall, halting its spinning momentum. Spear and Shield then drove directly onto Bulldozer's wedge, but later delivered a large blow to the front of Bulldozer. On another hit, Spear and Shield sent Bulldozer reeling into the Grinder. Bulldozer became immobile upon contact with the Grinder, allowing Spear and Shield to win the battle via knockout.

Bulldozer vs Spear and Shield 1

Spear and Shield is deflected into the pit by Bulldozer at the start of their Tag Team battle

Spear and Shield unpitted

Spear and Shield rejoins the battle

Megabyte vs Spear and Shield vs Two BBQ

Spear and Shield sustains one of Megabyte's many hits

Megabyte vs Spear and Shield

Sparks fly as Spear and Shield is shepherded across the arena by Megabyte

In the Tag Team round, Spear and Shield was partnered with Two BBQ of the Yellow team, fighting Bulldozer for the second time as well as the American full-body spinner Megabyte. Immediately, it drove into Bulldozer, only to be deflected into the open pit. Spear and Shield remained in the pit until it was raised back out a few moments later, and attempted to evade Megabyte as the latter approached. However, it was unable to get its own full-body spinner operating, and sustained numerous hits from Megabyte while bumping into the wall spikes and grinders. Sparks and shrapnel flew as Spear and Shield was repeatedly hit by Megabyte, which proceeded to buffet and shepherd the blue and silver machine across the arena for some time. Eventually, Spear and Shield was left completely immobilized, and was eliminated from the competition along with Two BBQ.

Meagabyte and spear shield

Spear and Shield is knocked out by Megabyte

Spear and Shield also fought in the Eight-robot Rumble, as a representative of Zhang Yishan's blue team. There, it fought Golden Hoops, Lieutenant Bam, Megabyte, Spectre, Thunder and Lightning, Two BBQ, and Wrecker. However, Spear and Shield was immediately targeted by Megabyte, which perceived Spear and Shield as a threat. A strong hit from Megabyte threw Spear and Shield into the wall, and instantly immobilized it. As a result, Spear and Shield became the first robot to fall in the rumble, which was ultimately won by Thunder and Lightning.

ResultsEdit

SPEAR AND SHIELD - RESULTS
King of Bots (Season 1)
Main Championship
Tag Team
Head-to-Head vs. Bulldozer Won
Tag Team (with Two BBQ) vs. Bulldozer, Megabyte Lost
Eight-robot Rumble vs. Golden Hoops, Lieutenant Bam, Megabyte, Spectre, Thunder and Lightning, Two BBQ, Wrecker Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

Series Spear and Shield Series Record
Season 1 Entered with Chinese Aegis
Season 1.5 Selected by celebrity, one win

TriviaEdit

  • Spear and Shield was one of the only robots in Season 1.5 to lose a match against a robot it had previously beaten.