Ambush (Real Steel)

Name: Ambush

Title/Nickname:"The Comic Book Crusher" "The Retro Super Hero"

Generation: 2

Bot Type: Demolisher

Special Move: Chest-Slam

Ranking: D:1:1


Ambush is Charlie Kenton's famous bot. Charlie apparently won Ambush through a bet and he is the first robot to make an appearance in the movie. Charlie visits a Texas country fair with hopes of making money by having Ambush wrestle an 800-pound bull for $3,000.The promoter of the fight, Ricky, brings out a 1-ton bull, Black Thunder,and taunts Charlie that if Ambush doesn't fight, he doesn't get paid. Charlie is upset, so he increases the stakes to $20,000, winner takes all.

During the fight, Charlie becomes distracted by a pair of girls in the stands and the bull takes the opportunity to hook and rip off Ambush's right leg. Charlie tries desperately to end the fight and keep Ambush moving, but it results in total destruction of his bot. Charlie takes what was left of his bot, minus his right leg (which was stolen by three girls who earlier were denied a picture with Ambush) and runs off before Ricky can collect his $20,000. After the fight with Twin Cities, Ricky beats him up because he didn't pay, then he and his gang take Charlie's money (but not Max's money).


Ambush is a light blue robot, with a big menacing jaw, red boxing gloves and an orange and skyblue pair of wings with a yellow "A" on his chest. He seems to have a vent  on his abdomen area. He also has a port for charging him in his left ab. Ambush also appears to be a rusty robot, with rust 'scars' on his left arm side and on his chest. There are various paint scratches, dents, rust marks and various other signs of deterioration and battle damage on him.

Overall Stats

Strength: 87/100

Speed: 91/100

Intelligence: 80/1000

Special Moves: 78/100

Made in: USA

Specialities: Thermal knucledusters

Handler: Charlie Kenton

Signature move: Chest Slam

Announcer's Quote: "The Retro Superhero, the Comic Book Crusher, here's Ambush!"


  • Ambush is rebuilt into Ambush 2.0 (Golden Ambush)
  • The only fight Ambush is ever seen fighting is with a bull.
  • The logo on Ambush's chest is a faded "A" with wings.
  • Ambush is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as downloadable content, along with 2 new stages.
  • Ambush seems to be old, since he has rust scars and dented armor.
  • He is the only robot in the Real Steel movie that does not fight another robot. He fights a bull. After he is destroyed, parts of him are put into Atom.
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