Falcon was an American competitor robot that fought in both seasons of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. Falcon fought in multiple competitions in Season 1, but lost all four of its battles. The team came back in Season 2 with Falcon Mark 2, named after their team-mate Mark Whillock who was unable to attend the event. Falcon Mark 2 was able to make it all the way to the Grand Final, losing to Tricerabot 3.0 in the second round. It also competed in the Tag Team for the second year running, but lost in the first round again. This meant its success in the second US Championship was the only time in five competitions they managed to win battles.
Team Falcon were well known for their "tough-guy" attitude, making them very similar to the Plunderbird team of the UK series. This act did not make them very popular, especially with host Mick Foley.
Versions of FalconEdit
Falcon was a classic wedge-shaped robot with a lifting arm interchangeable with a yellow axe weapon. The axe weapon was notably claw-shaped, like the talons of a falcon. The color-scheme also matched a bird of prey, and the robot featured threatening eyes. The robot was large and imposing, but was slow, and could not self-right. Roll-bars were applied to the side of the robot, so that it could not be stranded on those surfaces.
The Falcon Mark IIEdit
Falcon Mark 2, referred to by its heat stat board and the announcer as The Falcon Mark 2, featured a new silver design, and more sloped sides, losing some of its bird of prey theme, but maintained its menacing eyes. The lifting arm became Falcon's mainstay weapon, being permanently attached to the robot. Spikes were also added to the rear of the robot. It was still slow and lacked a srimech, but displayed superior driving ability.
- "We're gonna send everybody home with the spike in the middle."
- — Team Falcon
Falcon got impaled on top of Shuriken right at the start, before Brute pushed it into Matilda's CPZ. Shunt came in and axed Falcon, which stayed stuck in the CPZ, and broke down. Brute won the battle.
Falcon also faced $6 Million Mouse in the Civil War, representing the Union. Falcon had a back panel opened, and missed with its claw, but wedged under the Mouse, before being forced over the flames. Falcon then tried to flip the Mouse, but failed. Falcon was then struggling to finish it off. Shunt then axed Falcon, and it was pinned against the angle grinder by $6 Million Mouse. Falcon lost on the judges' decision.
Falcon was also involved in the Tag Team alongside loanerbot Joker, and together the two machines faced General Chompsalot and Run Away. Falcon and Chompsalot started this battle, and Falcon was crushed by Chompsalot before wedging underneath it plenty of times. Falcon also tried to wedge under Run Away when it attacked Joker. It was unseen from then on. Opponent Run Away was attacked illegally by the House Robots, and the match was judged up until then, and Falcon and Joker were beaten. In the third place play-off, Falcon and Rosie The Riveter started. Falcon tried to axe Rosie, but caused minor damage. Falcon kept trying to axe into Rosie and Tricerabot, but were then pushed around by Tricerabot. Falcon axed Tricerabot, but stopped working and was pitted. This meant Falcon lost all four of its bouts in the first season of Extreme Warriors.
In Round 1, Falcon Mark 2 was up against Paul Bunyan and Bunny Attack. All three robots had ineffective weapons, but Falcon Mark 2 did all the work, trying to flip Bunny Attack. Bunny Attack showed little aggression to Paul Bunyan with its hammer, but Paul Bunyan hardly caused any and was eliminated.
In Round 2, Team Falcon made an insulting comment about their opponent Buzz prior to the battle, and during it, Falcon Mark 2 got caught on the arena Disc of Doom, but quickly freed itself. It started pushing around Buzz, shoving it against the edge of the arena, then using its lifting arm to lift it up. It then pushed its opponent into Sir Killalot's Corner Patrol Zone and while Buzz dealt with Sir Killalot, Falcon hit the pit trigger. Sir Killalot grabbed the immobilized Buzz in his pincers, then dropped it in the pit, as Falcon shoved at Killalot from behind.
In the Heat Final, Tyranabot quickly got up to speed, but Falcon got underneath it, shoving it around the arena. Falcon then pushed Tyranabot into Sir Killalot, but Tyranabot got away. Falcon used its lifting arm to lift Tyranabot up, but once again, it escaped and hit the pit trigger. Falcon used the lifting arm to lift Tyranabot again, and this time Refbot came in to free Tyranabot. Falcon would eventually win a Judges' decision.
Falcon came up against Propeller-Head in the first round of the Grand Final. Propeller-Head crashed into Falcon Mark 2 at the beginning of this match. Falcon got underneath Propeller-Head with the wedge. Propeller-Head punched a hole through the front of Falcon's casing, then got its blade stuck into the back of Falcon. Propeller-Head got its blade out and Falcon got underneath it again. Propeller-Head attacked Falcon a few more times with the spinning blade. Then Sergeant Bash went out of his Corner Patrol Zone for no reason. Propeller-Head hit the pit trigger, ended up in Sergeant Bash's CPZ, and got out immediately. Falcon got underneath Propeller-Head again at the price of being stuck on the grinders. Propeller-Head drove away and ended up on the edge of the pit and accidentally fell in to it.
In the semi-final, Falcon met Tricerabot. Tricerabot started by ramming into Falcon and got underneath, pushing its opponent into the pit trigger. Tricerabot pushed Falcon again, but this time, into the Corner Patrol Zone. Matilda started attacking Falcon as Shunt joined in with his axe. Falcon went out and went after Tricerabot. It looked like a stalemate was imminent as they drove straight into each other. Tricerabot started ramming Falcon with its spikes. Falcon was nearly pitted, but escaped. The match went to the judges and Falcon was eliminated.
|FALCON - RESULTS|
Representing the Union, Eliminator
|Eliminator||vs. $6 Million Mouse||Lost|
|Tag Team Terror|
Competing with Joker, Fourth
|Eliminator||vs. General Chompsalot & Run Away||Lost|
|Playoff||vs. Rosie the Riveter & Tricerabot||Lost|
|Heat||vs. Medusa Oblongata, $6 Million Mouse,|
The Brute, Shuriken, Red Virus
|FALCON MARK 2 - RESULTS|
Grand Final, Round 2
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Paul Bunyan, Bunny Attack||Qualified|
|Heat H, Round 2||vs. Buzz||Won|
|Heat H, Final||vs. Tyranabot||Won|
|Grand Final, Round 1||vs. Propeller-Head||Won|
|Grand Final, Round 2||vs. Tricerabot 3.0||Lost|
|Tag Team Terror|
Competing with Joker, Round 1
|Eliminator||vs. Rocky-Bot-Boa & Black Widow||Lost|
- Wins: 4
- Losses: 6
|Main Series||Falcon Record|
|Season 1||Heat (Round 1)|
|Season 2||Grand Final, Round 2|
- Falcon makes a cameo appearance in every episode of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 and Robot Wars: The Fifth Wars. It and Shuriken are visible behind the boards showing the list of events/rounds in each episode.