Demolition Man was the name given to two robots that entered Series 6 and 7 of Robot Wars. Both robots were drastically different in design, but shared the same name, likely derived from either the 1993 film or the Marvel Comic character.
Versions of Demolition ManEdit
Demolition Man (Series 6)Edit
The version entered in Series 6 was a tall robot with numerous weapons, including lifting forks capable of lifting 250 kg with ease, a fully rotational axe with a downforce of 750 kg at two hits a second, a snowplough that could lift 120 degrees and saw blades that functioned as wheels. The latter of these were those used on the team's previous entry, Saw Point, as they were some of the few things that could have been salvaged from the robot after Series 4. This version, however, was slow, had poor ground clearance and a high centre of gravity. Demolition Man lost in its first match after being pierced by Kan-Opener's pincers.
Demolition Man (Series 7)Edit
Demolition Man returned in Series 7, completely different from the version in Series 6. It was now a silver rectangle shaped robot with a 60 cm spinning disc at 2000RPM and could hit at 63 times per second and weighed 11 kg. The armour was made from 6mm aluminium and featured four drive motors independently driving each wheel. The disc and top body panel of the robot were mounted on a hydraulic actuator that could be raised and lowered to serve as a srimech, thus making it one of the few robots of its kind not to run either way up. Demolition Man never got a chance to demonstrate its srimech, as it was flipped onto its side in the first match, leaving it with no means of self-righting.
- "Big, brutal and butch-ered"
- — Jonathan Pearce on Demolition Man's chances
Demolition Man made its televised appearance in Heat F of the Sixth Wars. Team captain Steven Thomas claimed that it was powerful enough to pick up any of the robots in the arena before the battle, but it never proved that as it did very little in its first battle against Fluffy, Kan-Opener and Double Trouble. In the battle, Kan-Opener sank its jaws into Demolition Man's armour and then Kan-Opener broke down, but the damage caused by Kan-Opener was also enough to immobilise Demolition Man as well. Demolition Man was counted out by Refbot, after Kan-Opener was, eliminating it from the competition. Demolition Man was then turned on its side by Sir Killalot, before being taken to the Drop Zone, where it had a dustbin dropped on it.
- "All the work, all the energy, all the cost, and now the drop-zone! We think you're rubbish Demolition Man, now get the garbage can"
- — Jonathan Pearce as Demolition Man is placed on the Drop Zone
A brand new incarnation of Demolition Man was entered into the Seventh Wars, and was drawn up against New Blood runners-up Mute, veterans Judge Shred 3 and former Heat finalists Corkscrew Two in the first round of its heat. It was immediately rammed by Mute. Caught in Shunt's CPZ, Demolition Man fell by a combination of Judge Shred 3 and Mute, who flipped it on its side, then pushed it onto its back. The self-righting mechanism was too slow to activate before it was counted out by Refbot and Demolition Man was eliminated from the competition, just as Judge Shred 3 threw Corkscrew Two out of the arena. The srimech only properly activated after Demolition Man was dumped into the pit by the House Robots.
|DEMOLITION MAN - RESULTS|
|The Sixth Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat F, Round 1||vs. Double Trouble, Fluffy, Kan-Opener||Eliminated|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat L, Round 1||vs. Corkscrew Two, Judge Shred 3, Mute||Eliminated|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 2
|Series||Demolition Man Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Entered with Saw Point|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|The Seventh Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|