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"Aha! We set the traps, this is the mouse!"
Jonathan Pearce

Mighty Mouse was a competitor from the final two series of Robot Wars that also competed in the second series of Robot Wars Extreme.

DesignEdit

Mighty mouse

Series 6 appearance

Mighty Mouse was created from the wrecked shell of the original Velocirippa after the filming of Series 5 and Extreme Series 1, where it was smashed to pieces by Disc-O-Inferno. (A new Velocirippa was created for Series 6, and the two robots were partners in the Tag Team Terror competition in Extreme Series 2).

Mighty Mouse was created with speed and armour in mind, and thus was significantly smaller (and formally lighter) than many of the other robots seen in the two series that it competed in. It had a U-shaped metal bar on top that rolled the robot back onto its wheels whenever it was flipped over, making it virtually impossible for Mighty Mouse to be immobilised that way. Its primary weapon was a set of very tough ramming spikes at the front and could reach very quick top speeds of 30mph, but this was geared down to 23mph in Series 7. For Series 7, a pair of spinning discs were added to the back, as a result of the rule that every robot must have a moving weapon, which also affected robots like Stinger and Storm 2.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 6Edit

In Heat C of the Sixth Wars, Mighty Mouse made its televised Robot Wars debut. It had a spring-loaded flail on the rear to keep balance as it drove around. Against all odds, it survived its first round against number 5 seeds Chaos 2, newcomers Destructosaur and fellow Robot Wars veterans Iron-Awe 2 after doing absolutely nothing whilst Chaos 2 flipped Destructosaur over onto its back immediately and then flipped Iron-Awe 2 out of the arena soon afterwards. Mighty Mouse rammed the overturned Destructosaur once, but then it spent the remainder of the fight running away from Chaos 2, waiting for Destructosaur to be counted out. Mighty Mouse still foolishly drove straight onto the flipper, but Chaos 2's flipper had broken after Iron-Awe went out, which allowed it to go through with into the next round, as Destructosaur was eventually counted out by Refbot, and flipped by the arena floor flipper.

Mighty Mouse OotA

Dantomkia flips Mighty Mouse out of the arena

In the second round of the heat, Mighty Mouse was up against Dantomkia, newcomers to the main competition. Mighty Mouse ran away from Dantomkia, just like it did against Chaos 2, until it got itself wedged on the arena side wall. Refbot pulled it free and it was then flipped onto its side by Dantomkia. After this, it ran over to the arena side wall, which was a mistake, as it was then flipped out of the arena by Dantomkia, eliminating it from the competition.

Extreme 2Edit

Barbaric response mighty mouse matilda

Mighty Mouse is shoved into Matilda's flywheel by Barbaric Response

Hydra mighty mouse

Hydra pits Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse was singularly entered into the Tag Team Terror competition for Extreme Series 2. It was partnered with brother robot Velocirippa and would face Barbaric Response and Hydra in its first round battle. After Velocirippa broke down rather quickly after fighting Hydra, Mighty Mouse rushed out to tag, also trying to get it off the flame pit. However, it was targeted by Barbaric Response, who flipped it away from Velocirippa and flipped it around the arena. Hydra then slammed Mighty Mouse into the side wall. Mighty Mouse tried to escape the two opponents, but failed as Barbaric Response then pushed Mighty Mouse into Matilda's CPZ, into the path of her spinning flywheel weapon.

"Where can Mighty Mouse run...the arena is full of mousetraps"
— Jonathan Pearce

Hydra then slammed into the pit release button, before shunting the helpless Mighty Mouse down the pit for the win, eliminating Team Mouse from the Tag Team Terror competition. In stark contrast to its team-mate, this was the only time Mighty Mouse lost in the first round of a competition.

Series 7Edit

Mighty Mouse Mobot

Mighty Mouse drives at Mobot

In the Seventh Wars, Mighty Mouse was drawn against 8645T 2, newcomers Mobot and the 14th seeds Thermidor 2 in the first round, where it made little impact as it stayed out of the way of the main action, mostly. After Thermidor 2 flipped over 8645T 2 and flipped Mobot out of the arena, Mighty Mouse was scooped up and flipped over by Thermidor 2, almost out of the arena. It was upside down and its rollbar failed to work because Mighty Mouse was propped up against the arena side wall, inside the CPZ. Despite this, 8645T 2 was then counted out, but was then righted by Thermidor 2 and tried to attack house robots. Mighty Mouse, after they'd been accidentally self-righted by Dead Metal, started to move slowly into the centre of the arena, completely breaking down here. 8645T 2 then tried to pit Mighty Mouse after being flipped by the arena floor flipper, but they drove into the pit and secured its defeat. Mighty Mouse was then pitted by Thermidor 2 anyway, but both robots still went through to the second round.

Kronic Mighty Mouse 1

Mighty Mouse is hurled into the arena wall by Kronic the Wedgehog

Mighty mouse vs kronic

Mighty Mouse pulls off a surprise victory against Kronic the Wedgehog

Mighty Mouse was then drawn against yet another flipper in Kronic the Wedgehog in Round 2 of the heat. Mighty Mouse again took evasive action as it tried to dodge Kronic the Wedgehog's flipper. Kronic however got a few good flips in, one sending Mighty Mouse hurtling into the arena side wall, across the flame pit. Mighty Mouse then showed aggression by ramming Kronic the Wedgehog from behind and shunting it into a CPZ, where Kronic the Wedgehog was unable to get away. House robot Mr. Psycho closed in on Kronic the Wedgehog, the 800 kg machine hit Kronic repeatedly with his hammer until Kronic was immobilised completely. Refbot counted out Kronic the Wedgehog, causing a major upset as Mighty Mouse was sent through to the heat final.

Thermidor Mighty Mouse 1

Mighty Mouse runs away from Thermidor 2

Thermidor 2 vs Mighty Mouse

Thermidor 2 throws Mighty Mouse over

Mighty Mouse faced Thermidor 2 again in the Heat Final. In the battle, Thermidor 2 was able to flip Mighty Mouse high into the air, whenever it got the opportunity, with Mighty Mouse running all over the arena, making no actual attempt to attack Thermidor 2.

"If this goes to the judges, can you imagine the marks on aggression for Mighty Mouse? Can we do minuses? I'm not too sure!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Sir Killalot Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse runs into trouble

Thermidor Mighty Mouse 3

Mighty Mouse narrowly avoids the pit of oblivion as time ticks down

As the fight wore on, Mighty Mouse's maneuverability was depleting, and turning became very slow. Mighty Mouse drove into Sir Killalot's CPZ, but was eventually able to get away before it could sustain further damage, however it was only to suffer further flips from Thermidor 2. Eventually, Mighty Mouse's drive motors were so severely damaged that it could only go forwards and backwards, at which point, it drove again into Sir Killalot's CPZ, who in turn picked up Mighty Mouse and held it over the flame pit, causing its ears to fall off. Mighty Mouse then got away, and collided again with Thermidor 2 after the latter had pressed the pit release button. Mighty Mouse was nearly pushed down the pit in the closing seconds of the battle, but just survived to a judges' decision. However, the decision was obvious, going in favour of Thermidor 2, and Mighty Mouse was eliminated from the competition.

"A million marks for effort"
— Jonathan Pearce

ResultsEdit

MIGHTY MOUSE - RESULTS
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Chaos 2 (5), Destructosaur, Iron-Awe 2 Qualified
Heat C, Round 2 vs. Dantomkia Lost
Extreme Series 2
Tag Team Terror
Competing with Velocirippa, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Barbaric Response & Hydra Lost
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heat Final
Heat J, Round 1 vs. 8645T 2, Mobot, Thermidor 2 (14) Qualified
Heat J, Round 2 vs. Kronic the Wedgehog Won
Heat J, Final vs. Thermidor 2 (14) Lost
MightyMousePits

Mighty Mouse in the Pits in Series 7

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 3

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Mighty Mouse Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Robotic Soccer with Velocirippa
The Fourth Wars Entered with Velocirippa
The Fifth Wars Entered with Velocirippa
The Sixth Wars Heat, Round 2
Withdrew with Velocirippa
The Seventh Wars Heat Final
Entered with Velocirippa
Series 8 Entered with Ironside3
Series 9 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Velocirippa
Series 2 Entered with Mighty Mouse
Entered with Velocirippa

Robot Wars Live EventsEdit

While Team Mouse regularly participate at live events with the heavyweight successor to Mighty Mouse, Meggamouse, and featherweight Mini Mighty Mouse, Mighty Mouse itself has long retired, and instead appears at every event as a static display, showing its age in rust and scars.

Outside Robot WarsEdit

  • Mighty Mouse at Techno Games 2002
  • Mighty Mouse, with the top removed, on display at Burton, 2002
  • Trevor & Matthew Wright with Mighty Mouse at a Robot Crusade event in 2003
  • Mighty Mouse after Robot Wars (still competing)
  • Mini Mighty Mouse
  • Meggamouse
  • Mighty Mouse on Display in 2013
  • Mighty Mouse on display in March 2014
  • Mighty Mouse in November 2015

Like many Robot Wars competitors, the Mighty Mouse team entered Techno Games. The team entered a slightly altered Mighty Mouse (the front spikes were removed and replaced with two shorter spikes, and brandished different paintwork) into the 2002 football tournament, Sumo and the assault course. It lost in Round 1 of the Sumo, Assault Course and Tug of War to Chip, Transpower and Big Bro. Partnered with Wolf, it also lost in the first round of the Football to Team Snow Cat in the same year.

In Techno Games 2003, it was teamed with Bugs Buggy in the Football rather than Velocirippa, which entered alongside Sugar Plum Fairy. Together, the two were 'The Mousekerteers', but lost to Team Flash in Round 1. In the Assault Course, Mighty Mouse set a new world record when it defeated Mousecatcher in the first round, and made it all the way to the final before losing to Typhoon Rover, picking up a silver medal.

Mighty Mouse continued to compete in other robotic combat events, eventually retiring in 2008 after being severely damaged by Terrorhurtz, after which Mighty Mouse was reduced to its status as a display unit.

Mini Mighty Mouse won the 2007 UK Featherweight Championships, while Meggamouse, which was built from parts of the also retired Velocirippa (Mk 2), placed third at the 2013 European Championships.

TriviaEdit

  • Like Ripper, another Heat Finalist from Series 7, Mighty Mouse was retired during Roaming Robots due to damage inflicted by Terrorhurtz.
  • Mighty Mouse was very well known for being very light but also very fast. However, it was never the absolute in the series for either of these. In fact, in Series 6, Sabretooth was reportedly quicker by 40mph, and Granny's Revenge 2 was lighter by 16kg.
  • Mighty Mouse was originally a reserve for Series 7, as Team Mouse was originally only allowed to enter with one robot, and the team had already qualified with Velocirippa. However, Mighty Mouse was eventually brought into the line-up as Team captain Trevor Wright was able to reach the studio for filming at short notice. Both Mighty Mouse and Velocirippa had qualified for Series 6 as well but Velocirippa was withdrawn.

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