During the Colder Wars, the tension between Russia and USA was at it’s absolute peak. This was the first time intelligent robots were used in warfare, and new, high-tech weaponry was under constant development. As the Americans had developed the floating mine, the Russians needed a way to remove this threat without risking human lives. Their solution was a robust, heavy armored deminingbot called the Red Dwarf.
When the war was over, the Americans had destroyed over 50 Red Dwarfs, and only a few remained. As the need for the deminingbots wasn’t present anymore, the Ukrainian communist leader Yuiry Zhukov decided to buy the remaining ones, as he needed a robot to represent his newly built Zhukov Arena.
The first seasons in URC was tough for Red Dwarf. In a league where projectiles and long distance attacks were the norms, his close combat expertise came up to short. But after a couple of modifications and a set of new abilities, he finally got his revenge, and in the year 2379, he became the overall winner for the first time.
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Origin: The Nordic Commomwealth
O-din was originally part of the Nordic Robot League and was built by the famous Norwegian engineer Olaf Monsen. Inspired by the Norse god, he was among the highest ranked robots in the league for several seasons.
Before the season of 2382, a big change in the league was made. “One can not enter the league with a robot that makes use of any kind of melee weaponry”, the ruled stated. For O-din this meant he couldn’t use his axe anymore. Olaf decided to give it a try, but soon discovered that O-din was useless without his axe. After losing four games in a row, Olaf chose to withdraw him from the league.
After a couple of months, Olaf was contacted by the URC. They had heard that O-din was not participating in a tournament at the moment, and wanted him to try out for the league. On the first try he ended up in the same group as Steel Mantis, and after a historically close battle, Steel Mantis drew the longest straw. The next year, O-din was back for another try. This time he won the qualification with ease and became an official URC fighter.