- "Watch for the spitting venom!"
- — Jonathan Pearce introducing Cobra
Cobra was a flat, titanium, invertible machine that fought in the seventh series of Robot Wars, where it lost its only battle. It is implied that Cobra previously attempted to qualify for other unspecified series. The name cobra is derived from the snake mascot riding the robot.
Cobra featured a high-pressure pneumatic spike for weaponry, driven by a large ram, that was concealed by a plush serpent's head, but it was only capable of up to six attacks per battle. Its aluminium wheels were covered in golf shoe studs, similar to Wheely Big Cheese. Its less than potent weaponry was noted by many, including Jonathan Pearce and Jayne Middlemiss.
- "A limited range of offence and an inexperienced team, our snake charm offence will leave this beaten, I think"
- — Jonathan Pearce on Cobra's chances
In Round 1 of the Seventh Wars, Cobra was drawn against Kronic the Wedgehog, The Kraken and Pinser. Kronic the Wedgehog flipped Cobra over, then Cobra rammed Pinser before attacking The Kraken, rather unsuccessfully, appearing to have lost drive on one side almost immediately after it was turned over. It ran into the side wall and appeared to have immobilised itself by bashing against the angle grinders. The Kraken then came in and scraped Cobra's titanium shell with its crusher before Pinser took over from The Kraken and crunched into the aluminium wheel of Cobra, before driving over a spurt of flame and breaking down itself.
- "Cobra, to be honest...has done very, very little throughout this entire bout."
- — Jonathan Pearce on Cobra's lack of mobility
Refbot then counted out Pinser and Cobra together; both were then placed on the floor flipper, flipped, and placed beneath the Drop Zone, where a television was dropped on them.
|COBRA - RESULTS|
|The Seventh Wars UK Championship|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat J, Eliminator||vs. Kronic the Wedgehog, Pinser, The Kraken||Eliminated|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
Jonathan Pearce remarked in Cobra's entrance to the Seventh Wars that this was the first time Cobra had qualified, though it is unknown which other series Cobra may have failed to qualify for.
Outside Robot WarsEdit
Cobra also entered spin-off show Techno Games, entering the Assault Course in the 2002 Series. Cobra lost in the first round to Hellbound, failing to complete the course after breaking down on one side right at the start, leaving it only able to spin in circles.