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Orac's Revenge was a heavyweight robot that competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It was quickly dumped in the pit in the first round of its heat by eventual Grand Finalist, Steg-O-Saw-Us.

Orac's Revenge was the successor to ORAC.

DesignEdit

Orac'sRevenge arena

Orac's Revenge in the arena.

Orac's Revenge was a box-shaped robot that was armoured in 4mm aluminium, strengthened in vulnerable areas with thick polycarbonate and armed with a red pickaxe with interchangeable blades. It featured a green scaly design with a large face on the front. It also had two front spikes. The pickaxe was quick in activation, as was the robot itself, but its damage output was still low.

QualificationEdit

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ORAC's Revenge, as Hammerhead

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ORAC's Revenge, as it appeared when it failed to qualify for Series 4

Orac's Revenge was originally named Hammerhead, and its body was painted yellow with red stripes rather than green, and its spikes were not painted. In this form, Mentorn initially rejected it from Series 3, but for unknown reasons it later managed to qualify, possibly after the rebranding. Another robot called Hammerhead also qualified for the Third Wars.

Orac's Revenge attempted to enter Series 4, where it was virtually unchanged from its Series 3 design. However, it failed to qualify.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

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Orac's Revenge is dumped out by Steg-O-Saw-Us

Dead Metal Sir Killalot Orac's Revenge

The pitted Orac's Revenge is attacked by the House Robots

The Oracles returned in the Third Wars with their new robot Orac's Revenge. This time, it didn't last very long, the original reserves Steg-O-Saw-Us resisting its axe, despite it coming down constantly at such a rate, Steg-O-Saw-Us was ramming it into the arena walls with little to no resistance. Steg-O-Saw-Us then quickly pitted Orac's Revenge. Despite this, the House Robots still came in to cause more damage to the pitted machine.

ResultsEdit

ORAC'S REVENGE - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat G, Round 1 vs. Steg-O-Saw-Us Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

  • The team with Orac's Revenge in Series 3
  • Orac's Revenge fighting Splinter at a live event in 2000
Series ORAC Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Entered with Orac
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Orac's Revenge made various appearances at live events away from Robot Wars, including a battle with Splinter.

In 2016, the team stated that they would have liked to be part of the new series, but would be unlikely to build a robot in time. They still own both versions of ORAC.

"I received an email to my robot website about the new series from Mentorn today. Had a look at Orac and Orac's Revenge sitting in the garage, looking in a very poor state. Will probably have to make something new, but 2 months is a very tight timescale, not sure if I could build anything presentable."
— Peter Reynolds on the FRA forum

TriviaEdit

  • After Series 4, the team built a autonomous submarine powered by renewable energy.
"We are designing a small autonomous submersible craft to cross the Atlantic ocean and return using only renewable energy. We have 4 engineers/scientists working on the project so far and we estimate it will be a 2 year project. Basically we are going to chuck it off brighton pier and it will page us 7 months later when it gets back!!"
— The Oracles on their autonomous submersible[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20011006083146/http://www.tinweb.com/discus/