The Black Beast was a competitor robot which fought in the second series of Dutch Robot Wars. It did not achieve great success during its only appearance, being defeated by Twister in the first round.

The robot's name and design were based on the 'Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh', a fictional monster from the 1975 comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


The Black Beast arena

The Black Beast in the arena

The Black Beast was a tall, triangular, reverse wedge-shaped robot armed with a pneumatic flipping arm. It was painted black and featured red horns and clusters of ping-pong balls attached to the front decorated as several small eyes, the latter details paying homage to the creature from the Monty Python film. The robot's design and weapon also bore a resemblance to Dutch Series 1 Grand Finalist Sater.

Robot HistoryEdit

Dutch Series 2Edit


The Black Beast loses its eyes following Twister's second blow

The Black Beast fought in Heat B, and faced Twister in the first round. It started by driving close to the pit release button and spinning around, but did not press the button and drove over the closed pit square. The Black Beast reversed and backed into Twister's spinning blade, causing a few of its eyes to fly off before a front-on slam ripped the flipping plate off The Black Beast's lifting arm as well as sending more eyes flying and bouncing across the arena. The Black Beast eventually drove towards the arena wall and sat motionless there, allowing Twister to attack its front and rip off one of its horns before it finally drove away. The Black Beast then drove into a CPZ and was axed by Shunt, becoming immobilised as it attempted to drive out before having its other horn ripped off by Twister.


Mr. Psycho lifts The Black Beast after it is counted out

Mr. Psycho pounded The Black Beast with his hammer before Shunt dragged it across the arena with his axe, lifting it and releasing it as Refbot counted it out. The Black Beast was picked up by Mr. Psycho and dropped onto the Floor Spinner, before Shunt pushed it onto the Floor Flipper and the Drop Zone, where it had an oven dropped on it. 'Cease' was called, and The Black Beast was eliminated from the Dutch Series.


Series 2
Dutch Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat B, Round 1 vs. Twister Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit


The Black Beast without its armour

Series The Black Beast Series Record
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Heat, Round 1

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