- Not to be confused with fellow New Blood competitor Niterider
- "Has a mighty flipper, is stealthy under cover of darkness in the toolshed, but what happens in the flood-lit arena?"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Night Raider was a robot that fought exclusively in the New Blood Championship of Robot Wars Extreme Series 2. It did not achieve great success, being eliminated in its only battle before being succeeded by B.O.D.
Night Raider was a large black wedge-shaped robot armed with a titanium spiked flipper. The flipper was capable of lifting 200kg, and the robot had twin roll cages on the back wedge to allow it to self-right, similar in principle to the roll cages found on Spawn Again's Series 6-7 incarnations. Night Raider also had a high top speed of 18mph, but the team admitted to being inexperienced and not as strong as flipping-wielding veterans like Chaos 2 and Bigger Brother.
Night Raider previously failed to qualify for the main competition of the Sixth Wars, after it lost its qualifier against Derek 2 and Killer Carrot 2, but was selected for the New Blood Championship. The team later entered Series 7 with the equally unsuccessful B.O.D., which despite their confidence was also eliminated in the first round.
Extreme Series 2Edit
In Heat B of the New Blood Championship, Night Raider struggled to go in a straight line and out of the CPZ in its opening battle, as a drive train had already broken.
In the opening battle, its opponents Thor and Hell's Teeth both attacked Night Raider, but neither attack landed much damage. Night Raider was pushed against the side wall, but then pulled away and pushed Thor around. However, it took a direct blow from Thor which appeared to knock it out, before it was also bludgeoned by the hammer of Mr. Psycho. Night Raider was then counted out, thrown by the floor flipper and eliminated from the competition.
- "So; pinched, bashed, crashed, squashed, crushed, all of them! Thrown, flipped, I mean it was stupendous!"
- — Philippa Forrester describes the damage done to Night Raider
|NIGHT RAIDER - RESULTS|
|Extreme Series 2|
|New Blood Championship|
|Heat B, Round 1||vs. Hell's Teeth, Thor||Eliminated|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Main Series||Night Raider Series 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||Failed to qualify|
|The Seventh Wars||Entered with B.O.D.|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Did not enter|