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Shuriken was a robot from Team Katana that was named after the Shuriken (or Throwing Star)- a small, multi-bladed throwing weapon from Japan known for its association with ninjas.

The team also owned Ninjitsu in Season 2 and Nickelodeon Robot Wars, and drove loanerbot The Green Mouse as a result of damage to Shuriken.


Shuriken was an invertible two-wheeled robot with two horizontal cutting discs with a yin-yang symbol painted onto them. These weapons, however, were not very durable, as they broke off when Shuriken was placed on the floor flipper.

Robot History[]

Season 1[]

Shuriken faced Red Virus, 6 Million Dollar Mouse, Medusa Oblongata, The Brute and Falcon in the first round of the US Championship.

Shuriken is trapped by Falcon

The remains of Shuriken

A damaged Shuriken, having been tossed by the floor flipper

In the battle, Shuriken hit 6 Million Dollar Mouse, but stopped spinning, and Falcon became stuck on top of it. Shuriken had broken down as a result, and was placed on the floor flipper by Shunt, where its weapons came loose as the robot was tossed through the air. The Brute won the battle on a judges' decision. Shuriken was too badly damaged to continue competing, and the team drove The Green Mouse in the side events of the series.


Season 1
US Championship
Round 1
Round 1 vs. 6 Million Dollar Mouse, Falcon, Medusa Oblongata, Red Virus, The Brute Eliminated


Rear view of Shuriken.

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[]

US Series Shuriken Series Record
Season 1 Heat (Round 1)
Robot Rebellion with The Green Mouse
Season 2 Entered with Ninjitsu
Nickelodeon Entered with Ninjitsu

Outside Robot Wars[]

Shuriken as Musashi

Shuriken also competed in BattleBots Season 3.0 as a middleweight called Musashi, based on the name of the legendary Japanese swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. It won its first battle against Vortex, then lost its next one against Short Order Chef.


Shuriken (center) appears in a clip frequently used for the UK, Dutch and German series

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