General Carnage was the name given to a pair of competitor robots that fought in Series 3 and 5 of Robot Wars. Both robots were entered by Team Carnage, who had previously competed in Series 2 with Prometheus. Whilst neither version of General Carnage was able to progress beyond the second round in either of the team's appearances, General Carnage 2 earned fame through becoming the fifth robot to throw another out of the arena, doing so in its first round battle in Series 5.
Versions of General CarnageEdit
Team Carnage spent around £500 upgrading the armour and weaponry of their previous entry Prometheus, renaming the robot General Carnage. Like Prometheus, General Carnage was a large camouflaged box robot, with windscreen wiper motors powering a slicing cutter at the tip of a long lifting arm. The robot's armour was fibreglass, and the robot had skid-steering. After defeating Robocow, General Carnage fell in Round 2 to Behemoth.
General Carnage 2Edit
General Carnage 2 was much improved, a large gold checker-plate wedge with a powerful flipper with a series of hooked spikes on top. It also had "shark teeth", similar to the fashion in which Reactor 2's flamp clamped on opponents. The original flipper wasn't very strong, so the team added an extra gas bottle. As a result, General Carnage 2 became the fifth robot to flip another robot out of the arena, doing so to Guzunderbot in Round 1 of Series 5. The new General Carnage fell in Round 2, just as its predecessor had, to previous Grand Finalist Stinger.
In the Third Wars, General Carnage was drawn up against newcomers Robocow in the first round of Heat B. It began by pushing Robocow, before slipping its pincers underneath and raising Robocow off the ground. It pushed it into Sergeant Bash, and then into the side wall, into an angle grinder. Robocow's spike was caught in the pincer of General Carnage, before being pushed into House Robots. Sir Killalot flipped Robocow, securing General Carnage's place in the next round of the heat.
However, General Carnage had to face the previous Semi-Finalists Behemoth in the second round. It took just 16 seconds of fighting for Behemoth to overturn General Carnage in this battle, General Carnage couldn't self-right because it had no srimech, and was deemed immobilised, eliminating it from the competition. The small rear axes of Behemoth then struck at the defeated machine. After getting sliced by Dead Metal, General Carnage was righted and quickly attempted to pit house robot Sergeant Bash, but was attacked by Shunt, making a deep hole on the shell, and ultimately pitted by Sir Killalot himself.
- "I thought we weren't going to win the battle, so I saw Bash on the edge of that pit, so I thought maybe I could just give him a nudge and say hello."
- — Nigel Sealey
In the first round of the Fifth Wars, a new and improved General Carnage machine was placed up against newcomers Guzunderbot. In the battle, General Carnage 2 lifted Gunzunderbot up, then flipped it over. Guzunderbot tried to self-right, but its flipper was not large or powerful enough. General Carnage moved in and hurled the red machine out of the arena, securing a place in the next round.
General Carnage 2 was then placed up against the number 5 seeds Stinger in the second round. In this battle, General Carnage 2 fought valiantly against Stinger, flipping the axlebot several times. However, Stinger's mace landed several powerful blows, and General Carnage slowed down and stopped.
- "It can get up to 10 miles per hour, they tell me - by the next millennium it looks like."
- — Jonathan Pearce as General Carnage stops moving
Stinger had used its mace weapon effectively to knock loose the power link of General Carnage 2. The gold machine took punishment from Stinger, Shunt and Killalot, just as it had last time, and was flipped on its side by the arena floor flipper; eliminated at the heat semi-final stage once more.
|GENERAL CARNAGE - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat B, Round 1||vs. Robocow||Won|
|Heat B, Round 2||vs. Behemoth||Lost|
|GENERAL CARNAGE 2 - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat C, Eliminator||vs. Guzunderbot||Won|
|Heat C, Semi Final||vs. Stinger (5)||Lost|
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 2
|Series||General Carnage Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Entered with Prometheus|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 2|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Heat, Round 2|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
- Both versions of General Carnage fell at the Heat Semi-final stage, which is also the stage the team's previous entry Prometheus fell at.
- General Carnage 2 is one of only two robots to throw a robot out of the arena and not reach a Heat Final, the other being Eruption.