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Who is Claptrap?[]

Claptrap is a General Purpose Robot, code name CL4P-TP from the game Borderlands. There are several Claptraps throughout the game and are mostly used to open new parts of a game and to tell the player of new missions that are available. Many of these missions are to repair the Claptrap that has been damaged. Finding a broken Claptrap is easy due to the fact that they complain loudly until you talk to them. Most of the missions make you find a repair kit and rewards the player by giving him hints or an item. Claptraps have a unique personality that the player either finds annoying or funny.

"Without a master I have two options. I can listen to you move your disgusting meat flaps... OR... I could stick an electrode up my back panel and call it paradise. I will comply with what you need, then get out of my scan range." - Claptrap

Contest History[]

Win-Loss Record: 0-2

Winter 2010 Contest - Mushroom Division - 12 Seed

  • Mushroom Round 1 --- Lost to (5) Zidane Tribal, 18018 [35.64%] - 32534 [64.36%]
  • Extrapolated Strength --- 123rd Place [12.68%]

Due to a lot of people not playing Borderlands on the board a lot of people thought Claptrap would be terrible fodder and were thus surprised to see him perform half decently. It was fine to expect Claptrap to be weak, but at the same time people were expecting Zidane to act like a power house in that match, which is something that he's not. Either way this is probably the last time we'll see Claptrap unless Borderlands 2 comes out.


Summer 2013 Contest - Division 9 - 14 Seed

In one way Claptrap looked terrible since he needed the morning vote to pull away from Lenneth, who was tripled by Rikku in 2006, but on the other side he looked pretty good against the Cube where he finished rather close. With joke characters overall looking weak this contest it does not seem Borderlands 2 has added a lot for his strength.

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