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Monte was a robot that competed in the pilot recording of the Robot Wars: Series 8. Monte was built by Team MAD captain Alan Young in 2014, where it occasionally competed at Robots Live events with little success.

Monte's name appears to be a reference to M.O.N.T.E. (Mobile Omnidirectional Neutralization and Termination Eradicator, pronounced "Monty"), a Middleweight combat robot built by Howard Wolowitz in the The Big Bang Theory episode "The Killer Robot Instability".

DesignEdit

Monte was an axlebot, with a static hammer attached for weaponry. Although it can spin on the spot to cause damage, its wheels were exposed and vulnerable.

As it lacks a moving weapon, Monte would have been ineligible to compete in the main series.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 8Edit

Although Monte did not take part in the main competition of Series 8, Monte took part in the pilot recording, a camera test filmed on March 1st as practice for the main series a few days later.

In its first battle, Monte was drawn up against fellow Team MAD entry Merlin, former Semi-Finalists Reaper, and successor to Armour Geddon, Wraith. Wraith had technical problems and was forced to withdraw, leaving three robots to fight it out. It didn't take long before the drive on one of Monte's wheels broke, leaving it to drive round in circles, until eventually, it was pitted by Reaper, eliminating Monte from the competition.

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Monte in the pits, in Episode 3

Angela Merlin Turbulence Monte

Merlin, Turbulence and Monte make cameos

Despite not qualifying for the main series, Monte did make some cameo appearances. In Episode 3 while Team S.Tek are being interviewed Monte can be seen in the background. Monte, with Turbulence and Merlin, made a second cameo in Episode 4 at the beginning of the episode when Angela Scanlon introduces the pits, and it could also be seen during Episode 5.

ResultsEdit

MONTE - RESULTS
Series 8
Series 8 - Pilot Episode
Round 1
Pilot Episode, Group Battle vs. Merlin, Reaper, Wraith Eliminated

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Chroma Record
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 Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship with Alpha and G2
Withdrew before qualifiers with Merlin
Series 8 Pilot, Round 1
Entered with Apollo
Entered Pilot with Merlin
Series 9 Entered with Apollo
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered with Gladiator, Flybot, Chroma and Hades

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Monte was built in 2014 and was finished in June, where it made its debut at the team's own event at Edinburgh. It lost its first fight to Merlin, another Team MAD robot, after it was flipped out the arena. Since then, Monte has rarely been fighting at larger scale events and usually only fights at Robots Live's demonstration events, such as those at the Comic Con events held at the likes of Manchester and Glasgow. On one occasion in 2017, Monte defeated Apollo[1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HQuG8E6lE0

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