- "The blade is as sharp as a gator's bite."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Ally Gator was a robot that competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It reached the second round of its Heat, before being flipped over by Berserk 2 The robot's name was a play on the word "alligator", but the "Ally" in Ally Gator stood for aluminium, which was its armour.
Ally Gator consisted of a low green and silver box-shaped robot themed around an alligator, featuring 6mm aluminum armour, four-wheel drive, a pair of serrated strips along the top panel and a front ramming wedge. The wedge was designed to get underneath other robots, allowing them to be caught by the serrated strips and to be pushed around by Ally Gator without being able to drive off and escape. Spikes were also fitted to the front wedge and rear end in order to cause additional damage, while a toy alligator was also put on top of Ally Gator for both its battles, surviving with only a gash from Dead Metal's saw.
Competing in Heat H of Series 3, Ally Gator immediately got under its opponent Corporal Punishment at the start of its first fight. Corporal Punishment got stuck on the spike on the top and could not move. The House Robots stopped Corporal Punishment from going in the pit, and the match ended with a judges' decision, which went 2-1 in favour of Ally Gator.
Ally Gator went up against Berserk 2 in the second round, and neither robot was able to negotiate the other's ground clearance. Ally Gator then pushed Berserk 2 into Shunt's CPZ twice, before Berserk 2 slid beneath Ally Gator from the side, and flipped it over.
- "I've never seen an alligator turn itself up and over...I've never actually seen an alligator, you understand. But can it right itself?"
- — Jonathan Pearce questions its lack of a self-righting mechanism
Berserk 2 hammered at the underbelly of Ally Gator with its axe, and then Shunt followed by the other House Robots joined in, securing the defeat of Ally Gator.
- "It's alligator soup by now."
- — Jonathan Pearce after Ally Gator's defeat
|ALLY GATOR - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Corporal Punishment||Won|
|Heat H, Round 2||vs. Berserk 2||Lost|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
|Series||Ally Gator Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 2|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
Outside Robot WarsEdit
After Robot Wars finished, Ally Gator was sold and completely rebuilt to compete in the live circuit. Interestingly, it still remained under the original 80kg weight limit.