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"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.

DesignEdit

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.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Ally gator vs corporal punishment

Ally Gator gets underneath Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment Ally Gator Matilda

Matilda intercepts as Ally Gator edges Corporal Punishment towards the Pit

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 Berserk

Ally Gator drives Berserk 2 in towards Shunt

Berserk 2 vs ally gator

Berzerk lifts 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.

ResultsEdit

ALLY GATOR - RESULTS
Series 3
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/LossesEdit

  • Razer holding Ally Gator up at the Sevenoaks charity event
  • The Ally Gator team
  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Ally Gator 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

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.

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