Rosebud, alternatively Rose Bud, was a lightweight robot that competed in the Lightweight Championship of Series 2 of Robot Wars. In its only televised appearance, it lost the battle to Slippery Strana via a Judges' decision, which was only partially shown in the Grudge Matches special during a rundown of the various weight category championships.

The robot's name presumably came from the 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane, with "Rosebud" being the last word spoken by the film's titular character.


Rosebud was a silver, two-wheeled axlebot with a long and narrow wedge body resembling a shark. Its weapons were a wedge-mounted circular saw and two rear spikes.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

Rosebud competed in the Lightweight Championship, which was a six-way melee shown only as a ten-second clip in the Grudge Matches special. There, it fought Damacles, Spartacus, Shadow Fiend, Slippery Strana and another yet-to-be-identified robot.


Rosebud (left) reverses into Damacles

Lightweight battle

Rosebud (top-right) avoids the House Robots' skirmish

Very little was seen of Rosebud in the televised edit of the battle, but as with the other lightweights, it sustained damage from the House Robots as they immediately came out of the PPZ to attack them. While generally avoiding their attacks, and briefly reversing into Damacles at one point, Rosebud eventually lost drive to one side, although it survived to a judges' decision as it was still technically mobile. It ultimately lost the decision - and the Lightweight Championship - to Slippery Strana.


Series 2
Other Weight Classes
Lightweight Battle, Lost
Lightweight Championship vs. Spartacus, Damacles, Slippery Strana, Shadow Fiend, Unknown Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Rosebud Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Lightweight Championship
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
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