- "Can Kliptonite bring down our own "Super-Bots"?"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Kliptonite was a robot that fought in Series 5 of Robot Wars and was the first entry by Team Demon, a team of apprentice engineers. It lost its only battle to another robot from the Isle of Sheppey, Major Tom.
Its name is a pun on the fictional element Kryptonite, the weakness of comic book superhero Superman.
Team Demon also entered Series 7 with the equally unsuccesful Diabolus.
Kliptonite was a grey box wedge shaped robot made from stainless steel with a plasma-welded shell. It primary weapon was a pneumatic axe and it could reach top speeds of 15mph.
Series 5EditIn Heat J of the Fifth Wars, newcomers Kliptonite were drawn up against veterans Major Tom. In this battle, Kliptonite did not last long, as Major Tom cut welts in its sides and its own axe was unable to land successful blows. Kliptonite broke down relatively quickly, and it was shredded severely by Matilda. Sir Killalot and Matilda dealt more damage to it, before the defeated machine was dumped down into the pit of oblivion, eliminating Kliptonite from the competition.
- "The House robots, Sir Killalot and Matilda, to punish Kliptonite for bringing in a sub-standard machine! Bring in a heap of junk, and we'll turn it into proper rubbish, says Killalot!"
- — Jonathan Pearce, as the House Robots demolish Kliptonite
|KLIPTONITE - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat J, Eliminator||vs. Major Tom||Lost|
- 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||Heat, Round 1|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Entered with Diabolus|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
- Like Diabolus, the other robot from Team Demon, Kliptonite's only televised battle involved Major Tom, another robot from the Isle of Sheppey.