- "It's got no weapons, no armour, plus - it can't be detected by radar."
- — Mike Tibbs on Anarachnid
Anarachnid was a walkerbot that fought in one of two Walker Battles that took place in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It drew that fight with Mammoth, despite being destroyed by the House Robots, achieving a unique feat of having never won or lost a battle.
Initially modelled on a beetle and intended to feature six legs, Anarachnid featured a boxy black and grey body, two large red eyes and six pairs of silver legs driven by rotary mechanisms. As an exhibition robot, it featured no armour or weapons, and proved especially fragile and inoffensive in its only battle.
Series 3EditIn its Walker Battle, Anarachnid was placed up against Mammoth. Both robots were very slow to approach each other, with Mammoth appearing to have mobility problems and Anarachnid eventually reaching it on the other side of the arena as its opponent failed to move properly. Anarachnid tried to push Mammoth around, bending one of its own eyes in the process, as Sergeant Bash lit up Mammoth's top fur and Shunt axed its opponent. Dead Metal and Shunt eventually attacked Anarachnid as well, which was grabbed, sliced and axed by both House Robots and had its leg mechanisms completely destroyed. With the House Robots intervening, the battle was declared a draw, and proved to be Anarachnid's only appearance in the show.
|ANARACHNID - RESULTS|
|Walker Battle||vs. Mammoth||Drew|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 0
- Draws: 1
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Walker Battle|
|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|
- Anarachnid is debatably the slowest robot in the entire history of Robot Wars. Although its top speed was never revealed, it took over 40 seconds for Anarachnid to move halfway across the arena and make contact with Mammoth.
- Anarachnid was mistakenly called Arachnid in the original Robot Wars Magazine.