Following Painbot's adoption by Cyborg, Brother Blood created Hurtbot as a replacement. When Team Robin broke into Brother Blood's lair at the Jump City Weapons Depot, Brother Blood summoned Hurtbot as a contingency plan in case of multiple Robins. The Teen Titans, through their experiences with Painbot, were scared to see the robot and screamed its name in fear. Dark Robin, however, led the team into battle, but the three were crushed by Hurtbot's anvil multiple times and subsequently tied up. Hurtbot stood by Brother Blood as they prepared to watch the death of the Titans and Robins. However, the robot was defeated and destroyed by Super Robin who unplugged the Death Circle and tied up Brother Blood.