Disruptor was a competitor robot in Series 2 of Robot Wars. It made it to the Heat Final, but due to Disruptor's inability to bring its weapon down far enough, it could not defeat the eventual champion Panic Attack. Disruptor was nearly 3kg over the weight limit for heavyweight robots at the time.



Disruptor with its saw arm fully extended

Double-wedged in shape, Disruptor was four-wheel driven. It featured a large circular saw on a moving arm as its primary weapon, similar to that of House Robot Dead Metal at the time, which was powered by a 25CC petrol engine.

Unlike most robots, Disruptor was not fitted with a failsafe, which meant the robot was active all of the time, posing the risk of serious injury to anyone working on the robot could occur. The rules were later changed so that all robots required a removable link because of this potential risk.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

Disruptor Gauntlet

Disruptor is turned over by Sir Killalot

Disruptor moved towards the ramp, but Dead Metal nudged it on an angle as Disruptor got delayed on the spikes. Killalot came up behind Disruptor, and pushed it up the ramp and tipped it over. However, The Parthian Shot never made it in, so Disruptor progressed.

Disruptor trial

Disruptor fends off Shunt

Disruptor entered the Sumo trial in the next round, where it held Shunt to a complete stalemate. It used its wedge shape to keep underneath Shunt, and stayed on the ring for the full time limit. Regardless this only put Disruptor through in third place, as Corporal Punishment and Panic Attack both pushed Shunt off the ring.

Disruptor vs Corporal Punishment

Disruptor pushes Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment Disruptor

Disruptor and Corporal Punishment clash head-on

Disruptor was then drawn against Adam Clark's Sumo victor, Corporal Punishment. Corporal Punishment rammed into Disruptor's circular saw, which buckled the prongs and hampered Corporal Punishment's movements. After Corporal Punishment reversed into the House Robots, it was caught there for too long to make any impact on the rest of the battle, and was eliminated on a Judges' decision, putting Disruptor through to a now all-Welsh heat final. During the battle, Disruptor had stripped the cogs from two of its gearboxes, and the team lacked spares, giving Disruptor an immediate disadvantage in its next battle.


Disruptor is edged towards the pit

Panic Attack Disruptor 1

Disruptor is pitted

Here, Disruptor met Panic Attack. In addition to troubles with gearboxes, Disruptor's moving arm was unable to go low enough to damage the future champions. It was helpless to resist as Panic Attack pushed it straight into the pit.


Series 2
The Second Wars - UK Championship
Heat Final
Heat F, Gauntlet 5.5m (5th) Qualified
Heat F, Trial (Sumo) Survived (3rd) Qualified
Heat F, Semi-Final vs. Corporal Punishment Won
Heat F, Final vs. Panic Attack Lost


Team disruptor

Team Disruptor, with their machine

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Disruptor Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Heat Final
The Third Wars Entered with Excalibur
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


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