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Best competitors in Robot Wars

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Who were the best robots to compete in the original BBC UK series of Robot Wars that ran from 1998-2003?

Rated 2 points - posted 1 year ago by Zutroy12 in category Technology.
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Terrorhurtz Report Abuse
A robot with an incredibly powerful axe that managed to bash Panic Attack, Spawn Again and Bigger Brother into submission on their way to the Grand Final of the 6th Wars.
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Wheely Big Cheese Report Abuse
The most powerful flipper in the history of the show, acting more as a catapult rather that a lifting arm, famously throwing Axe-Awe 15 feet into the air and over the fence from the centre of the arena.
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Bigger Brother Report Abuse
An incredibly durable robot, and the one of the most popular teams, famously beating defending champions Chaos 2 and making the Grand Final of the 5th Wars, where they beat Hypno-Disc despite taking a battering, and then lost to eventual champions Razer. Threw three robots out of the arena, and won the Minor Meltdown Championship.
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Hypno-Disc Report Abuse
The most destructive robot in the history of Robot Wars, with a 20 kg spinning flywheel capable of tearing opponents to shreds. Series 3, 4 and 5 Grand Finalist and Series 6 Semi-Finalist. Never won any official titles, and broke down in 5 fights.
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Chaos 2 Report Abuse
The first robot to throw another out of the arena, doing so six times, and the first and only robot to successfully defend the UK championship. A role model for Robot Wars, with a hugely powerful full-pressure flipper imitated by countless other robots. Lack of upgrades and improvements cost them in later series though.
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S.M.I.D.S.Y. Report Abuse
An invertible box-wedge robot with clamping jaws and a spinning disc that are one of the most successful robots never to have reached a semi-final, reaching the Heat Final in 3 out of 5 attempts.
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S3 Report Abuse
A spinner robot designed to look like a hammerhead shark that split Plunderbird 5 in two, won the Most Promising Newcomer Award and a two-time Semi-Finalist.
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Pussycat Report Abuse
Named so because it always lands on its feet, a pyramid-shaped robot with a deadly cutting disc, tearing Razer to shreds in their 4th Wars and becoming eventual runners-up to Chaos 2. One of the most well-driven robots, and winners of the third All-Stars Championship.
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Cassius Report Abuse
The first robot with a working self-righting mechanism, coming second in the Grand Final of the 2nd Wars.
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Firestorm Report Abuse
One of the most long-lived and durable robots, coming 3rd in the 3rd, 5th and 6th Wars and reaching the semi-finals in the 4th and 7th Wars. One of the most well-driven robots with a forward-hinged flipper capable of throwing robots out of the arena. Also won the Commonwealth Carnage Championship.
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Díotóir Report Abuse
A very popular robot with a spring-loaded bucket scoop famously adorned with plastic eyes, a smiling mouth and black and red polka-dot fur that was frequently set alight by Sergeant Bash, winning the Sportsmanship Award three times. The robot was strong and robust, but it's slow speed, lack of offensive weaponry and lack of a self-righting mechanism meant they never progressed past the Heats, despite once beating Tornado.
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Thermidor 2 Report Abuse
A lobster-like robot with grappling claws and a very-powerful flipper that made the Semi-Finals in the 4th and 7th Wars and became the first robot to throw two others out of the arena in one fight. Poor reliability meant they went out in the first round of the 5th and 6th Wars.
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Panic Attack Report Abuse
Grand Champions of the 2nd Wars, in their début year. A hugely popular team that made the semi-finals in the next three Wars, with a classic tactic of lifting opponents onto their back with their electronic lifting forks, activating the pit release, and then dumping them in.
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Gravity Report Abuse
One of the most powerful flippers, second only to Wheely Big Cheese, a Dutch robot that made it to the Semi-Finals of the 7th Wars and threw Dantomkia out of the arena in six seconds. Also managing to overturn Dead Metal, Cassius Chrome and Growler.
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Dantomkia Report Abuse
A two-time Semi-Finalist that famously threw Chaos 2 out of the arena and then went on to set the record for most robots thrown out.
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Dominator 2 Report Abuse
A large robot with a very powerful axe, losing in the 2nd round of the Semi-Finals three years in a row, managing to beat the likes of 101, Firestorm, Chaos 2, Wheely Big Cheese, Bigger Brother and Hypno-Disc.
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Gemini Report Abuse
The first clusterbot in Robot Wars, which would enter the arena as one robot and then split into two 50 kg robots adorned with flippers capable of throwing robots out the arena. Being officially immobilised if just one of the robots was immobilised prevented them from ever getting past the Heats.
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13 Black Report Abuse
A large robot with two roulette-style flywheels that defeated Stinger to make the Semi-Finals of the 6th Wars, but a lack of a self-righting mechanism made them defenceless against flippers.
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Tough as Nails Report Abuse
A Dutch robot that was basically a massive set of pincers on wheels. Would frequently activate the pit release button, grab their opponent and push them in, doing so on their way to the Semi-Finals of the 7th Wars and the 2nd round of the Third World Championship.
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Roadblock Report Abuse
Grand Champions of the 1st Wars. A large wedge shape distinctively made out of old road signs, with a sharp cutting disc on the back. Breezed their way through the trials and all opponents, but lack of a self-righting mechanism cost them against Cassius in the Grand Final of the 2nd Wars.
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Killertron Report Abuse
Heat Finalists of the 1st Wars and Grand Finalists of the 2nd Wars, a distinctive pink robot made from a wheelie bin lid with a deadly pick axe. Hopelessly outdated by the 4th Wars though.
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Behemoth Report Abuse
A large robot with a lifting bucket scoop that made the Semi-Finals in the 2nd Wars, but had the unfortunate distinction of the most losses of any robot. Runners-up in the First World Championship, twice very nearly defeating Razer, but back luck and poor reliability meant they went out in the Heats 5 years in a row.
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Wild Thing Report Abuse
Didn't have the strongest weaponry, but an incredibly nippy, hardy and durable robot that never once broke down. Made the 2nd round of the 4th Wars Semi-Finals and lost in the Losers' Melee in the 5th and 6th Wars.
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Mortis Report Abuse
The most feared robot of the first four series, a seemingly impenetrable robot with a Japanese Tanto blade axe and an electronic lifting arm. Consistently underperformed despite being one of the favourites to win in each of their series, but still managed to win the War of Independence in Series 4.
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X-Terminator Report Abuse
A robot with a powerful axe that made the Semi-Finals of the 4th Wars and then the Grand Final of the 7th Wars after adding a hugely powerful flywheel capable of throwing robots clean out of the arena.
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Spawn Again Report Abuse
A one-metre long flipper took this robot to the Semi-Finals in the 5th and 6th Wars, but poor reliability cost them when they got there.
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Tornado Report Abuse
A hugely powerful and robust invertible boxed robot, slamming robots in to the walls with enormous force with their interchangeable weapons. 4th Wars Semi-Finalist and winner of the Most Promising Newcomer Award, 1st All-Stars runner-up, 2nd World Championship Semi-Finalist, 7th Wars Grand Finalist and 6th Wars Grand Champion; winning controversially with a large 'anti-crusher frame' that prevented Razer of from reaching their chassis, and made them too large to go down the pit.
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Mousetrap Report Abuse
A large wedge-shaped robot with a snapping trap style weapon that made the Semi-Finals of the 4th Wars and almost defeated S3 in the 5th Wars.
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Stinger Report Abuse
The most famous and successful of the axlebot robots, with a bludgeoning mace which would slam down when the motors were reversed, and all the electronics encased in the wheels. They made the Grand Final of the 4th Wars and made it to the Heat Finals of the 5th and 6th Wars.
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Storm II Report Abuse
Arguably the strongest and most powerful robot in the history of the show, gaining entry to the 7th Wars after winning the New Blood Championship, where it dominated every battle, beating the likes of The Steel Avenger, Firestorm and the defending champions Tornado. They controversially lost the Grand Final to Typhoon 2, as the producers were consistently trying to jeopardise their performance for fear of a 'boring box on wheels' winning the show. They came back from this though to win the 3rd World Championship.
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Sumthing Report Abuse
Gotta love the industrial look
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Typhoon 2 Report Abuse
Grand Champions of the 7th Wars. A cone-shaped full-body spinner built by cadets from the Air Training Corps. Arguably the most powerful flywheel in Robot Wars history, twice smashing the arena wall. One of the least popular teams, in every fight running away t get up to speed to avoid being flipped and then taking their opponents out in one hit. Controversially beat Storm II in the 7th Wars Grand Final despite being on the back foot the entire time.
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Razer Report Abuse
A seemingly unbeatable design with a 9 tonne crushing claw cabale of detroyin opponents' innards. 5th wars UK Champion, two-time World Champion, two-time All-Stars Champion, International League Champion, 3rd Wars Pinball Warrior Champion, 4th Wars Southern Annihilator Champion. Notoriously unreliable though, breaking down in of their six losses
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Bulldog Breed Report Abuse
Semi-finalists in the 7th Wars, a flipper robot that threw Pussycat out of the arena on their way to becoming Tag Team Terror Champions of Extreme Series 2.
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