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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 and not appearing in any subsequent series.

Night Raider also previously failed to qualify for the main competition of the Sixth Wars, after it lost its qualifier against Derek 2 and Killer Carrot 2. The team later entered Series 7 with the equally unsuccessful B.O.D., which despite their confidence was also eliminated in the first round.

DesignEdit

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.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme Series 2Edit

In Heat B of the New Blood, Night Raider struggled to go in a straight line and out of the CPZ in its opening battle, as a drive train had already gone.

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The two opponents gang up on Night Raider

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

ResultsEdit

NIGHT RAIDER - RESULTS
Extreme Series 2
New Blood Championship
Round 1
Heat B, Round 1 vs. Hell's Teeth, Thor Eliminated
NightRaiderTeam

The team with Night Raider

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Night Raider 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
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered

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