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"This is no mere moggy."
— Jonathan Pearce in Series 5

Pussycat was a heavyweight robot which competed in Series 3-5 and 7 of Robot Wars as well as both series of Robot Wars Extreme. It was one of the most successful robots never to win the UK Championship, finishing second in The Fourth Wars and winning several side events throughout its appearances.

Pussycat was entered by the Cold Fusion Team and was the successor to their previous robot, Bodyhammer. Due to several factors, including the untimely death of driver David Gribble, Pussycat had more team members and captains than any other robot.

Pussycat debuted in The Third Wars and reached the heat final after a shock victory over Cassius 2. It was disqualified by the judges in the heat final against Scutter's Revenge after its illegal hardened blade shattered. Pussycat returned in Series 4 and was once again considered the underdog of its heat, but managed to defeat Razer and reached the semi-finals, where it was also responsible for ending the runs of Dominator 2 and Hypno-Disc. It lost the Grand Final to Chaos 2 and placed second. Pussycat also fought in The Fifth Wars and placed in the top eight, defeating Panic Attack but losing to Firestorm 3. It made a brief return in The Seventh Wars, but fell in the second round to newcomers M2.

Pussycat was one of the most successful robots in side competitions. It won the Celebrity Special in Series 4, and won the first of two Annihilators in Extreme 1 by defeating Arnold A. Terminegger in the final. It also won the Tag Team Terror in Extreme 1, paired with Diotoir, replacing Mega Morg after the first round. It fought in the All-Stars tournament of Series 7, as one of the few robots with six years experience, and won the tournament by defeating Dantomkia in the final. Pussycat also won the Sportsmanship Award in The Fifth Wars.

The robot was given its name due to its ability to always land on its feet and as an attempt to differentiate the robot from other "doom and gloom" names.[1], though also with a nod to the Russ Meyer cult film "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!".

DesignEdit

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Series 3 appearance

Pussycat

Series 4 appearance

Pussycat was an unusual "pyramid" shaped robot with four wheels at the bottom generating 14 mph from two Bosch 750W dc motors, allowing it to accelerate with the speed of a small motorcycle. It had an abrasive diamond blade in Series 3 at the top of the body, later reverting to a four-toothed (two in Extreme Series 1 and eight in Series 7) 3500rpm blade, which was powered by a Bosch 750W DC motor running at 24bhp, and was capable of demolishing a garage. It had castors on the top and bottom of the robot to prevent the weapon from hitting the arena floor that were near the top of the body, although for some of its fights in Series 4 the castors were half way down the sloped part of its body.

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Pussycat 2, upright.

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Pussycat 2's Extreme 1 appearance.

Pussycat could drive any way up: often it would enter the arena upright, then flip down horizontally to bring the blade into action. This was intended to be an asset in running the Gauntlet, as Bodyhammer had fallen at that stage in the previous war; Pussycat could not get stuck.[2] This design characteristic had its drawbacks in later wars as it left the wheels exposed and a very high ground clearance of 10 cm.

Pussycat

Series 5 appearance

"The basic idea for Pussycat's came from Robin Herrick (our team captain). He was tired of the old conical shapes and definitely didn't want a wedge or a flipper, the robot had to run in any attitude. We talked a tossed around lot's of ideas. Robin came up with a few sketches, we talked an awful lot more and very soon Robin came up with some pretty good mechanical drawings. With my engineering facilities we soon produced the basic rolling chassis of an extremely over weight Pussycat."
— Alan Gribble on the design of Pussycat
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Pussycat in Extreme 2

There were three Pussycat chassis; one for Series 3, with plastic, aluminium and polycarbonate armour built over two months at £1,000. This version was the largest of the three models in size, and originally had secondary wheels, but these were removed from the final model when the team discovered that The Gauntlet would not be a part of the series. The second one, for Series 4, was more compact, with more aluminium and polycarbonate armour, and was hand painted by captain Alan Gribble. The third model, used from Extreme 1 and beyond, was made with the same materials and interchangeable blades, but was much heavier, with the aluminium and polycarbonate side plates thickening from 6mm to 13mm. The Series 3 and 4 chassis were retired, alongside the second Bodyhammer, to Alan Gribble's garden workshop, stripped of motors and wheels.

Pussycat Blade

Pussycat's twin blades used in Series 7

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Pussycat in the arena, during Series 7

In Extreme 2, Pussycat's armour was strengthened, and gained thicker wheels, as well as a darker colour-scheme, and new pawprint graphics. Pussycat was upgraded to feature two cutting discs instead of just one in Series 7, positioned parallel to each other. The robot now mostly used a silver design, coated in stainless steel, an improvement on the previous 4mm polycarbonate plating.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Pussycat's first appearance was in Heat M of the Third Wars, after the Cold Fusion Team retired Bodyhammer. In this series, Pussycat was equipped with an abrasive diamond saw, rather than the cutting blade of later series.

Pussycat vs hammerhead opening attack

Pussycat targets Hammerhead's wheel

Pussycat started a very promising run by being drawn against Hammerhead in the first round. Pussycat began on all four wheels, before driving down onto two wheels towards Hammerhead, grazing its opponent's wheel with its blade. Pussycat pressured Hammerhead towards the arena wall, sending sparks flying when its blade scratched over Hammerhead's body. Pussycat avoided an attack from Hammerhead's axe and gnawed into the exposed wheels again.

"Sparks begin to fly! There, in the Pussycat controls, they're purring. And again, the cat, here, using not talons and claws, but the circular saw."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs hammerhead

Pussycat pits Hammerhead

Pussycat dodged a second attack from Hammerhead, whose weapon became caught in the arena floor, leaving it unable to move. Pussycat capitalised by rolling over to face Hammerhead, then drove into it, causing some more minor damage with the saw, before circling Hammerhead and pushing it from the side. Locked side on, Pussycat edged Hammerhead closer to the pit, eventually trapping it on the edge. Pussycat reversed into Hammerhead, struggling with its final attempt to push its opponent into the pit, but after a few seconds it knocked Hammerhead down and out.

"It's Pussycat doing all the pushing, all the attacking. Ooh, meow, meow, you could be in pain, Hammerhead, if you go into that pit! And into the pit goes the shark!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Cassius 2 vs pussycat

Pussycat rolls onto its side against Cassius 2

In a surprise draw for a former Grand Finalist team, Pussycat was put against the previous year's runner-up, Cassius 2. Cassius 2 started quickly and smashed into Pussycat, knocking it over, while also slamming itself into the side wall. Pussycat attempted to move round the back of Cassius 2, nearly driving over the Flame Pit in the process. Pussycat scratched into the back of Cassius 2, bouncing itself up onto four wheels and down again. Pussycat was pushed away as Cassius 2 reversed into it. Pussycat couldn't cause any damage with the saw, and span away from Cassius 2, but then charged towards it, deflecting off and rolling onto its side against the arena wall.

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Pussycat dodges the suicidal Cassius 2

"Great shunting and bashing and barging going on. Pussycat trying to right itself..."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat struggled to self-right, but still showed clear mobility on its side. Cassius 2 then used its long spike, thrusting Pussycat away and righting it. Lining Pussycat up with the pit, Cassius reversed strongly, but Pussycat drove out of the way and Cassius fell into the pit itself.

Craig Charles: "Well, that is a stunning robot."
Robin Herrick: "Yeah, well, it did the business. We got them in the pit, what can I say?"
Craig Charles: "Do you think you can go on and win it now? You've taken out one of the favourites."
Robin Herrick: "Well it was a good match, sure there's some other strong competitors out there, but we're ready."
— The interview after the fight with Cassius 2
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Pussycat, equipped with its hardened steel blade

This huge shock put Pussycat through to the heat final against Scutter's Revenge. Because the original saw had not been very effective, the team replaced it with a hardened steel blade. On activate, Pussycat drove up Scutter's Revenge's scoop and was shoved into the side wall, forcing it onto its side. It was pushed back onto its wheels by a second attack from Scutter's Revenge, before turning away from Scutter's Revenge.

"Pussycat turning away to bring the blade in - is that the same...is that the same blade? Well, they've put another diamond blade on there, a diamond saw blade. It certainly looks darker than the one we had before."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat drove over the side of Scutter's Revenge, rolling it over, and was pushed near Sergeant Bash's CPZ. Escaping quickly, Pussycat spun away from Scutter's Revenge and hit the arena wall, shattering its blade in the process.

Pussycat vs Scutter's revenge

Pussycat's blade shatters, along with its chances of advancing.

"Oh, and it was a different blade! it's shattered! It's a completely different blade.... and not only could they be in trouble from Scutter's Revenge, but they could be in trouble here with the judges, Pussycat!"
— Jonathan Pearce

The now weaponless Pussycat was shoved again by Scutter's Revenge. Pussycat was then trapped between the arena wall and Scutter's Revenge's scoop, but escaped and reversed into the side of Scutter's Revenge. Driving forwards and back into its opponent again, Pussycat's attacks appeared to slow down Scutter's Revenge. As Pussycat continued to push into the back of Scutter's Revenge, its opponent began to emit smoke and was immobilised.

"A slam from Pussycat; it's not a well behaved cat, I can tell you though..."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs scutter's revenge 2

Pussycat shoves into the back of the immobile Scutter's Revenge

Pussycat reversed into the motionless Scutter's Revenge, sending itself rolling over again, before backing away to let the House Robots attack Scutter's Revenge. Pussycat was declared the winner of the battle, and a cut interview between Cold Fusion Team and Craig Charles addressed them as such, and Cold Fusion Team returned to the pits victorious.

"The timeline was that we were in London filming the early rounds and the diamond-edged saw was not having much effect; we went back to Gloucester for a few days and selected a toothed saw that was in Alan's workshop (Alan was away on business and I am sure he would have stopped us using it, being a through-hardened blade designed to work at low rpm); we returned to Robot Wars and told the tech team that we had a different blade, then the battle took place where it broke. The surprise about the change in blade in the commentary is of course scripted afterwards for narrative effect. If Alan had been at home I would have got him to cut teeth on his wire spark erosion machine. As it was it would have been better to have cut teeth in the diamond blade with an angle grinder rather than selecting the off-the-shelf saw blade."
— Robin Herrick

However, a few minutes later, the Judges intervened, as Pussycat had violated the rule stating that 'hardened blades that may shatter are prohibited'. Pussycat was disqualified, and Scutter's Revenge was put through to the Semi-Finals instead.

"Gutted!! That is the only way to describe it. I think the decision was harsh. Nobody was hurt, we gained no advantage from using the blade and in the end we beat Scutter's Revenge without a weapon at all. Ya Boo Sucks!"
— Alan Gribble in answer to the disqualification from Series 3

At the end of the series, Pussycat was nominated for the Most Original Entry Award but lost out to Hypno-Disc.

Series 4Edit

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Pussycat slices into Reptirron

As the nineteenth seed, Pussycat returned for the Fourth Wars, competing in Heat B. In its first round battle, it fought Reptirron and Milly-Ann Bug. Pussycat smashed into Reptirron immediately, rolling around its side before slicing into Reptirron's front, severing the fuel line to its circular saw.

"Immediately on the attack on Reptirron then... And again - ooh! And they've caused major damage there, I think they've severed the fuel line with the circular saw blade - they have! Look at that fuel, spewing out all over the arena floor."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat attacks milly-ann bug

Pussycat rips off one of Milly-Ann Bug's wheel covers

Fuel was leaking out of Reptirron, and Pussycat pushed it towards Sergeant Bash. As the immobile Reptirron was set on fire by the House Robot, Pussycat attacked Milly-Ann Bug, bashing into them once, before ripping off one of its wheel covers with a second hit. It slammed into Milly-Ann Bug again as its opponent bumped into Reptirron, whose fire was being extinguished by Refbot. Pussycat's blade cut into Milly-Ann Bug's armour and then it pushed Milly-Ann Bug near Shunt's CPZ.

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Pussycat attacks Milly-Ann Bug while Reptirron is blasted by Refbot's fire extinguisher

"They want no survivors here. They may have nine lives, they want to make sure no one else has any!"
— Jonathan Pearce

While the two machines continued to clash, the still-burning Reptirron was placed on the Floor Flipper and thrown over. Cease was called, and Pussycat went through to the next round along with Milly-Ann Bug.

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Robochicken flips Pussycat

In the second round, Pussycat faced newcomers Robochicken.

Julia Reed: "Strategy?"
Alan Gribble: "Strategy? Go in and kill 'em."
— Alan Gribble and Julia Reed before Pussycat's fight with Robochicken

On activate, Pussycat attempted to get round Robochicken's side, avoiding a flip from its opponent before digging its blade under Robochicken's flipper, buckling it slightly. Pussycat reversed away before slicing into the flipper again. While Robochicken missed another flip, Pussycat slid over Robochicken's side, rolling itself over, before being lifted onto its side briefly. Pussycat quickly righted itself and cut through Robochicken's side armour easily.

Pussycat vs robochicken 2

Pussycat opens up a hole in the side of Robochicken

"The blade just buffeting, but not causing great damage at the moment."
— Jonathan Pearce

After another flip from Robochicken, followed by a missed hit with the beak, Pussycat cut one of Robochicken's eyes off, and ripped off more of its armour. The damage was only minor though, and Pussycat continued to gnaw away at Robochicken, almost exposing one of its wheels. It slammed into Robochicken again, tearing a larger gash into its foe. Pussycat's spinner caught on Robochicken's flipper, and its opponent retaliated by flipping Pussycat up onto all four wheels. More damage was dealt by Pussycat, with a small ram ripping the right side of the flipper open.

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Pussycat nearly overturns Robochicken

"Oh dear oh dear. Battered. And you get the sense that Pussycat is just like a cat with a mouse, almost, waiting to come in for the kill. Onto the arena wall, hard push here, you see. Good driving by Pussycat."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs robochicken 3

Pussycat tears into Robochicken again

Pussycat caught its blade in Robochicken's armour, using it to ram Robochicken into the arena side wall, pushing itself and Robochicken up slightly. Pussycat then attacked Robochicken from the side again, causing more gashes to appear in the armour near the right wheel. Slowly, Pussycat pushed Robochicken towards Sir Killalot, who came in and attacked the chicken, removing its second eye. All mobility appeared to have gone in Robochicken, as Pussycat charged up its front, embedding its disc inside the chicken, before reversing away for a repeat attack. Pussycat backed off while Sir Killalot pushed Robochicken onto the Floor Flipper, where it was rolled over and onto its wheels again, but Pussycat slammed into it again while Shunt axed the beaten machine. Cease was called, and Pussycat was victorious.

This put Pussycat through to the Heat Final, where it then met the third seed and reigning World and International Champions, Razer.

"We've sharpened the two teeth properly, with the angle grinders...it should do its job properly."
— David Gribble
Razer v pussycat

Pussycat destroys Razer's wheel

When the battle started, the two robots hit each other head on and Pussycat escaped Razer's grip, sliding off its wedge. As both robots attempted to overcome the other, Pussycat grazed the side of Razer, before being pushed into the arena side wall. One of Razer's components was damaged, leaving it stuck in forward drive and making it charge forward into the arena side wall, where it became wedged, while also pushing Pussycat onto their side. Pussycat quickly righted itself and attacked the vulnerable rear of Razer, ripping its rear half apart.

"Who's having kittens now? It's not the cat, it's the Razer boys!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Razer vs pussycat

Pussycat causes more damage to the immobile Razer

Sparks flew as Pussycat ripped into Razer, opening up a gash in the armour in the process. Razer was pushed slightly by Pussycat, freeing it from one arena wall, but it became stuck against another immediately. Pussycat then damaged Razer's tail and sliced up the wheel bearings of the world champions, leaving it completely immobilised.

"This is a major Robot Wars development, and a real upset. The number nineteen boys, the nineteenth seed, the Pussycat team - expelled from the last series - are heading through here."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat attacks razer's rear

Pussycat tears into the back of Razer

Pussycat drove into the side of Razer again, cutting into the thin armour. Unhappy with the extra damage inflicted to Razer, Ian Lewis promptly turned his back on the battle, leaving his control booth in disgust. Shunt then came in and attacked Razer, axing its crusher, before Dead Metal grabbed, dragged and pitted it. Cease was called and Pussycat was through to the Series Semi-Finals.

"Gentlemen's agreement? No. Milly-Ann Bug was wrecked by Razer, the team captain said it was the excuse he needed to build a new robot. That's what Robot Wars is about - EVOLUTION. Your robot gets knocked out, disqualified, wrecked, whatever, and you rebuild it better, or start again from scratch. Razer's not perfect. It got itself stuck under the arena fence through bad driving, bad design, I don't know - that's for the Razer team to figure out. When we then cut off Razer's tail and damaged its controller it was fair play for us to have a go."
— Team Cold Fusion website
Pussycat vs thermidor 2

Pussycat is flipped by Thermidor 2

In the first round of its Semi-Final Pussycat fought the unseeded Thermidor 2. Pussycat rolled onto its side after bumping into Thermidor 2, who missed a flip as a result. While it righted itself quickly, it was then flipped by Thermidor 2 over a flame jet, and was flipped a second time immediately after, rolling through the air. Pussycat was thrown again by the lobster, and onto its side. Once again, Pussycat self-righted, but was flicked over from the side by Thermidor 2.

Thermidor 2 vs pussycat

Thermidor 2 throws Pussycat into the air again

"And again, just tossed up in the air here. It's like a cat on a hot tin roof, Pussycat. Comes down, all that business about Newton's Law, I thought it was an apple that fell out of the tree. This is Pussycat falling out of the air onto the arena floor."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs thermidor 2 2

Pussycat digs its blade under Thermidor 2's flipper

At this point, the battle began to turn, with Pussycat pressuring Thermidor 2 into Refbot, slashing at the tail and one of the claws of Thermidor 2. Thermidor 2 flipped Pussycat onto its side in reply, but Pussycat recovered just as quickly as before and dug its blade under Thermidor 2's flipper, before dodging a flip. Pussycat bashed into one of Thermidor 2's claws, followed by one of the wheels, the attack cutting visible holes in the right wheel. After the two robots shoved against each other's side, Pussycat attacked Thermidor 2 again, driving up the front of it. Thermidor 2's flipper was no longer working, and Pussycat's blade slashed into the top of Thermidor 2's armour.

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The damage dealt by Pussycat starts to show

"Is it now time for Pussycat to come back? Trying to sever the claws there, with that circular blade. And look at the damage here, slicing into the very head of the lobster!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat attacks thermidor 2's wheel

Pussycat slices into Thermidor 2's wheel again

Thermidor 2 was slowing down considerably, and Pussycat targeted its right wheel again, inflicting more damage on it, before digging its blade between Thermidor 2's flipper and one of its claws, bending the claw out of shape as a result. With the extra leverage on Thermidor 2, Pussycat pushed it towards the arena wall. Pussycat then chased Thermidor 2 at the end of the battle and attacked its rear, causing more damage. Cease was soon called, and the battle went to a judges' decision, which went in favour of Pussycat, putting it through to the next round.

Craig Charles: "You started off really slowly. I mean, were you worried there at any stage?"
David Gribble: "I must admit, I did underestimate it, and I wish that I didn't now."
Craig Charles: "You've still got all your nine lives though."
Alan Gribble: "They're the first guys to damage us."
— The interview after the battle with Thermidor 2
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Pussycat targets Dominator 2's right wheel

In the second round, Pussycat faced another unseeded machine in Dominator 2. It immediately attempted to get behind Dominator 2, avoiding the axe and nipping its wheels, while also ripping off a small chunk of Dominator 2's rear armour. Pussycat charged at Dominator 2, rolling itself onto its side, avoiding an axe blow from Dominator 2 as it did so.

"Pussycat on the attack, and driving - look at that, very very simple tactics. Go for the new tyres, shred them, and Dominator 2 would be out."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs dominator 2 2

Pussycat is axed by Dominator 2

After almost driving into Dead Metal whilst on their side, Pussycat righted itself and dodged another attack from Dominator 2's axe. Pussycat bounced off Dominator 2's side and gnawed away at the right wheel again, generating sparks, only for Dominator 2 to push it back. Pussycat continued to assault Dominator 2's wheels, causing more sparks, before driving up Dominator 2's bi-wedge. Reversing away, Pussycat's blade briefly got caught on the arena floor, allowing Dominator 2 to axe its top, but no damage was sustained. Pussycat was pushed towards Matilda's CPZ, but escaped chasing Pussycat around the arena before the latter inflicted more damage to its wheels. Dominator 2 then landed a few axe blows and pushed Pussycat into Matilda's CPZ, and Pussycat was lifted off the floor by the House Robot's tusks.

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Pussycat is caught in Matilda's CPZ

"Dominator 2 on top at the moment, perhaps, after the bright start by Pussycat. Can David, a student now, get that blade against the tyres?"
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs dominator 2 3

Pussycat struggles to escape from Dominator 2 and Matilda

Pushed onto their side, Pussycat's blade cut into the arena side wall, creating a small hole in it. Pussycat was pushed into the arena by both Dominator 2 and Matilda, but it finally escaped and fled across the arena. Turning to face Dominator 2, Pussycat were rammed by the bi-wedge. Dominator 2's axe caught behind the back of Pussycat, allowing Pussycat's blade to cut into the side of Dominator 2's titanium bodyshell, detaching it from its baseplate. A push forwards from Dominator 2 allowed Pussycat to cut into the right tyre again. As Dominator 2 missed another hit with the axe, Pussycat sliced into Dominator 2's side, catching its blade under Dominator 2's shell from above the wheel.

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Pussycat's blade digs under Dominator 2's damaged shell

"Again they try the tyres. It's an awfully tiring semi-final battle so far, and the... the shell very nearly lifted off Dominator 2! And that was significant and you can hear the slamming! And that could be the telling assault that earns Pussycat a place in the series final! Can they finish Dominator 2 off? Will we again go to the judges?"
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat vs dominator 2

Pussycat disrobes Dominator 2, its blade caught in the back of Dominator 2

It continued attacking Dominator 2, its blade slicing into Dominator 2's right side again. Pussycat slammed into Dominator 2, causing more damage, and sliding up Dominator 2 as it did so. Once more, Pussycat rammed into Dominator 2, tearing into first the right tyre, then the left. Pussycat's blade became caught in the back of Dominator 2, lifting up the shell again. Both machines circled, locked together, with Refbot separating them just before cease was called. Again, the battle went to a judges' decision, with the judges again voting in favour of Pussycat, putting the Cold Fusion Team through to the Grand Final for the second time.

Craig Charles: "That blade on the front of your cat, that's not a pussycat, that's a lion! It roars!"
Alan Gribble: "It's phenomenal, isn't it?"
Craig Charles: "It wrecked the wheels, it almost had the robot out of its shell."
Alan Gribble: "They almost had us out of the ring! They were good opponents."
Craig Charles: "That was a good fight, two equally matched robots, that was one of the best fights I've seen in ages."
— The interview after the fight with Dominator 2
Pussycat vs Hypno-Disc 1

Pussycat attacks the wheel of Hypno-Disc straight away

In its Grand Final eliminator, Pussycat faced Series 3 runner-up, and the second seed, Hypno-Disc. It immediately drove straight towards Hypno-Disc. As Hypno-Disc turned to allow its weapon to spin up to speed, Pussycat struck one of its rear wheels, denting its wheelguard and causing the wheel to lock up.

"Pussycat immediately on the attack, look at that blade - ooh something's come off there, Hypno-Disc, straight away! It's caused Hypno-Disc damage straight away, I think it caused damage to one of the wheels."
— Jonathan Pearce
Hypno-disc vs pussycat

Pussycat pressurises Hypno-Disc

Pussycat bounced away from Hypno-Disc as it cut into the same wheel again, bumping into the arena wall. The damage Pussycat gave to Hypno-Disc caused severe control problems, and allowed it to push Hypno-Disc near Shunt's CPZ. Pussycat slammed into Hypno-Disc, pushing itself up onto all four wheels, before it began to reverse into the back of Hypno-Disc, edging it into Shunt's CPZ, where the House Robot attacked Hypno-Disc. Pussycat slammed into Hypno-Disc again, without causing any major damage.

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Pussycat pushes Hypno-Disc closer towards Shunt's CPZ

"This is a real shock in the making, I can't quite believe it. No one really gave Pussycat a prayer against Hypno-Disc."
— Jonathan Pearce

While Hypno-Disc was struggling, it wasn't fully immobile yet, so Pussycat came in for another attack. Its blade hit Hypno-Disc's, ricocheting both machines away from each other and bending Pussycat's blade slightly. Although Pussycat's blade stopped after the contact with Hypno-Disc's disc, Hypno-Disc was then severely damaged after Shunt axed the disc, causing its own weapon to stop spinning, and immobilising it completely on one side.

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Pussycat's blade collides with Hypno-Disc's

Pussycat reversed into Hypno-Disc's disc, before backing away to allow Sir Killalot to come in to finish off the beaten machine. Hypno-Disc was eventually picked up by the House Robot and dumped into the Pit, while Pussycat advanced to the final.

Craig Charles: "Can you believe it?"
Alan Gribble: "No!"
Craig Charles: "What were you feeling going into that battle?"
Alan Gribble: "We were terrified, we were terrified!"
Craig Charles: "I can't believe you've done it. I mean, they were the odds-on favourite... If you can take out Hypno-Disc, you can take out anyone!"
Alan Gribble: "And we're going to!"
— The interview after the fight with Hypno-Disc
Pussycat vs chaos 2 flip

Pussycat is thrown across the arena

In the Grand Final, Pussycat faced the first seed, and reigning champion, Chaos 2. Pussycat allowed Chaos 2 to come towards it, dodging its drive and turning to cut into Chaos 2's side almost immediately, but failed to gain an impact as both robots circled round each other. Pussycat avoided the first flip from Chaos 2, bumping into its side as it did so. As Pussycat attempted to drive away, Chaos 2 threw Pussycat across the arena twice in quick succession, the second flip leaving Pussycat on its side. It quickly righted itself, evading another flip from Chaos 2. Both machines circled tightly against each others sides, but Pussycat was then flipped over again.

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Chaos 2 flips Pussycat into the air again

"The effect of Chaos 2's flipper is to lift Pussycat over once and twice! Tumbles onto its side, rights itself, aggressive work from Chaos 2."
— Jonathan Pearce

Before it could do anything in reply, it was then flipped by Chaos 2 from behind, not even managing to land fully on its side before being thrown across the arena again, near to an arena wall. Pussycat was hoisted over once again, this time over a flame jet, sliding briefly across the arena on its side before self-righting. Chaos 2 briefly caught the Floor Flipper, but Pussycat was only able to cut into the Floor Flipper itself, sending up a pile of sawdust. Pussycat pressured Chaos 2 into Refbot, and succeeded in getting round the back of Chaos 2, slicing into its back panel, sending a shard of polycarbonate flying towards the ceiling.

Chaos 2 vs Pussycat 2

Pussycat sends a strip from the back of Chaos 2 flying

"It's the kitty cat on the attack - what on earth was that that came off? Look at this, something went high, it was off the back of Chaos 2. I think it was only superficial."
— Jonathan Pearce
Pussycat on its side vs chaos 2

Pussycat struggles to right itself without a functioning weapon

Pussycat then drove up Chaos 2's flipper, scratching and cutting slightly into the armour while also bending the flipper, but it was lifted over again quickly. As Pussycat drove up Chaos 2's front again, its blade stopped working after being bent into Pussycat's own armour. The resulting attack from Pussycat left Chaos 2 suffering noticeably poorer manoeuverability across the arena floor as the battle went on. However, after running up Chaos 2's flipper again and toppling onto its side, Pussycat struggled to right itself without the blade working, sliding over a flame jet before eventually righting itself.

Chaos 2 vs. Pussycat

Pussycat is nearly flipped out of the arena

"Pussycat's on its side. Both of them limping, war-weary, veterans of battle after battle after battle scar. There is something wrong with Pussycat's blade. It is not working, that's why they can't really right themselves as quickly as they have been before."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat is pushed into Shunt's CPZ with seconds to go

Chaos 2 waited until Pussycat was able to get back upright, before slamming into the wall and attempting to flip Pussycat out of the arena, but Pussycat bounced off the side wall. As the battle drew to a close, Pussycat was pushed into Shunt by Chaos 2, being lifted slightly by the deteriorating flipper, and dodged an axe blow just as cease was called, with both robots spinning jubilantly shortly after. After a close and evenly-matched fight, the judges declared Chaos 2 the winner and Series 4 Grand Champion, with Pussycat ultimately finishing as the runner-up.

At the end of the series, Pussycat was nominated for the Best Design Award and the Most Original Entry Award, but both awards were won by Gemini.

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Pussycat under Adam Woodyatt

The team entered the Celebrity Special with Eastenders actor Adam Woodyatt. In the first round, Pussycat faced the relative newcomers to the wars, Iron-Awe, who was being controlled by fellow Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy. Pussycat had been decorated with a large map of London, Union flags on its back and a bag of fish & chips, in reference to this being a battle of the two Eastenders actors, and Woodyatt's character, Ian Beale, owning a fish and chip shop in the show at the time.

Julia Reed: "This is the man that got slung out of physics at school, do you realise that?"
Adam Woodyatt: "Yeah, sorry fellas, didn't tell you that bit, did I?"
Julia Reed: "So your engineering skills are going to be useful for the team today, we hope?"
Adam Woodyatt: "Yeah, I'm very good at making coffee, and if it gets damaged and it needs fixing then I'll go and make the coffee!"
— The interview in the pits before the fight with Iron-Awe
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Pussycat and Iron-Awe clash

Pussycat had problems in this battle as its blade did not spin throughout the entire first round battle, but mobility didn't seem to have been affected. On activate, both machines began slowly, before Pussycat drove into Iron-Awe's side. Iron-Awe tried to hit Cold Fusion Team's machine with its axe, but missed twice. Pussycat charged into Iron-Awe again, driving up its front as it did so, and was hit by the axe, but sustained no damage.

"In comes Pussycat. We hope to see the blade with Adam at the controls - doesn't seem to be working at the moment."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat backed away and evaded more attacks from Iron-Awe, almost driving into Sir Killalot as they did so. As Iron-Awe drove parallel to the arena wall, Pussycat rammed into its opponent again, knocking off Natalie Cassidy's number plate in the process, before bouncing away from the impact. Iron-Awe sat motionless as Dead Metal tried to slice into it with its saw, while Pussycat was chased briefly by Sergeant Bash, before Iron-Awe started moving again.

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Pussycat's attack leaves both machines overturned

Iron-Awe drove into Matilda whose tusks lifted it up, before Pussycat charged into Iron-Awe's underbelly, causing it to tip over onto its side, and also resulted in Pussycat being turned over onto its side too, where it struggled to self-right without the working blade. The Grimm family's machine tried to self-right, but its axe pushed against the Pussycat, who had been righted after a push from Dead Metal, causing Iron-Awe to move over the Flame Pit. Sir Killalot then cut Iron-Awe's axe head off, before picking it up and dropping it in the pit.

"It looks very much now as if Adam Woodyatt, Ian Beale, has won. "Oh no," she cries. Oh yes! That's the beauty of Robot Wars Natalie!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Cease was called and Pussycat went through to the next round. Natalie Cassidy decided to join the Pussycat team for the rest of the tournament.

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Pussycat's blade catches in Sir Chromalot's armour

In the second round, Pussycat faced Sir Chromalot, the latter being driven by Shane Lynch. Pussycat's blade was working this time and it attacked Sir Chromalot, but its first attack was only able to scratch away at the chrome paint. Pussycat's second attack caused sparks, but no real damage either. As Pussycat spun round in a circle, Sir Chromalot held off, and Pussycat came in for a third attack, this time causing damage to one of the drills, ripping it off partially.

"The saw blade is working! And that could be decisive here now! Look at the power of the blade, we knew it could be a decisive factor, if they could get that electricity powered blade working. And that immediately makes Pussycat the red-hot favourite here now."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat kept using its blade to cause scratches and dents in Sir Chromalot's shell, while slowly nearing its opponent towards the Flame Pit. Pussycat's blade was briefly caught in Sir Chromalot's armour after another attack, and it continued to pressure Sir Chromalot onto the edge of the Flame Pit. At this point, Adam handed over the controls to David Gribble, who was able to push the now immobile Sir Chromalot over the Flame Pit.

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Pussycat cuts into Sir Chromalot

"He [Adam Woodywatt] flicked it up onto the wheels and I don't think he knew how to get it down to be honest. So we've got David Gribble at the controls, one of the best drivers in Robot Wars, against Shane. He's dancing about, I wonder why..."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat slammed into Sir Chromalot again, pushing itself up onto fur wheels, before retreating to allow the House Robots to come in. Sir Chromalot was flipped over by Sir Killalot, who started cutting into its self-righting arms along with Sergeant Bash. Sir Chromalot was thrown by the Floor Flipper and dumped into the Pit.

Pussycat advanced to the Final, where it faced Vic Reeves and Diotoir (their future Tag Team Terror partner), who was additionally designed for the Celebrity Special with a pair of huge glasses and a frying pan attached to the lifter.

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Pussycat's blade rips into Diotoir on the first attack...

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... resulting in Pussycat's blade being snagged by Diotoir's fur

Pussycat immediately charged at Diotoir, and this first onslaught on Diotoir caused fur to wrap around its blade and immobilise it, while Diotoir missed its first flip, ridding the lifter of the frying pan that had been equipped to it.

"Off goes the polka-dot skirting, but I wonder if that's gonna cause them problems! It's trapped around the blade!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat tried to use an arena flame jet to burn the fur off, but its blade still wouldn't spin. Pussycat still managed to push Diotoir around, knocking off its glasses and its eyes, and Diotoir was beginning to lose mobility, only able to spin in circles near a flame jet.

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Pussycat pushes the immobile Diotoir

"Trying to burn that fur off the blade. It's smouldering, it's still trapped around the blade though."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat watched on as Diotoir was then attacked by Dead Metal and Shunt, before coming in for another slam. It then pushed Diotoir slightly, reversing into the back of it, before retreating as the House Robots came in to attack Diotoir again. Pussycat sat back as Diotoir was thrown by the Floor Flipper and pushed into the Pit, leaving Pussycat to be crowned Champion of the Celebrity Special.

"Nobody warned us that this stuff... I mean, it's better than chainmail."
— Adam Woodyatt on Diotoir's fur after the battle
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Pussycat, as it appeared at the start of the Sumo Basho

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Pussycat is tipped over in the Sumo Basho

Pussycat also competed in the Sumo Basho side tournament held during the series. The team had added spikes to keep the robot upright, and also removed the blade, as it was not needed. However, on its first charge, it ran up Shunt's scoop and fell onto its side. The spikes prevented Pussycat from getting back on its wheels and Shunt quickly pushed it off the ring, with Pussycat lasting just 10.60 seconds, meaning it finished 8th out 16.

Extreme 1Edit

Pussycat competed in six separate events during Extreme Series 1, more than any other robot. Like several other robots, such as Behemoth, X-Terminator and Napalm, two different models were used - Pussycat 2, a slightly slimmer model with a two toothed blade (Mayhem, All-Stars and Tag Team Terror), and Pussycat's Series 5 model (in the Vengeance, Annihilator and Challenge Belt).

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Pussycat is pushed by S.M.I.D.S.Y. early on

Its first appearance was in a Mayhem qualifier with S.M.I.D.S.Y. and Sumpthing, the latter being a robot Cold Fusion Team had always wanted to fight, for the right to fight in the first annihilator of the series. Pussycat began by attacking S.M.I.D.S.Y. head-on, but it was pushed over the Flame Pit in response. Pussycat drove away, before turning towards S.M.I.D.S.Y. again, this time being pushed up onto all four of its wheels. As Pussycat bounced back down onto its front, it turned into Sumpthing, damaging Sumpthing's weapon chain with its first attack. The impact of Pussycat's next attack, this time on one of Sumpthing's wheels, dislodged a small component on the back of Sumpthing, before it focused on tearing into the front armour.

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Pussycat clashes with Sumpthing

"You can see there, yes, the chain drive for the circular saw has come off Sumpthing!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Pussycat destroys Sumpthing's offensive ability

While S.M.I.D.S.Y. activated the pit, Pussycat was also able to push Sumpthing around the arena a little, almost resulting in Sumpthing driving into the pit. Pussycat then reverted to attacking S.M.I.D.S.Y. again, its blade cutting into the jaws of S.M.I.D.S.Y. without causing any real damage. It was shoved slightly from behind by S.M.I.D.S.Y., but Pussycat twisted away into Sumpthing, who drove straight into Pussycat's blade. Pussycat and S.M.I.D.S.Y. tussled in the centre of the arena side-to-side, but Pussycat disengaged and retreated. S.M.I.D.S.Y. gave chase and the two machines clashed head-on again, the blade of Pussycat causing some sparks. While Sumpthing struggled to deal with the House Robots, Pussycat pushed S.M.I.D.S.Y. into a CPZ, before backing off to let Sergeant Bash attack S.M.I.D.S.Y..

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Pussycat, locked together with Sumpthing

It had become apparent by this stage that Pussycat's blade had caused some damage to S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s shell, making it turn incredibly flaky. It had also made S.M.I.D.S.Y. lose drive down one side, making it spin in circles for the remainder of the battle. Pussycat attacked the sluggish S.M.I.D.S.Y. near the CPZ, catching its blade on the back of it. Sumpthing and Pussycat then engaged in a pushing contest, and Sumpthing's spike became caught on Pussycat, locking the two machines together. It was unclear who was pushing who, and Refbot failed to separate the machines.

"For me, it's Pussycat and Sumpthing doing all the aggressive work here... Sumpthing locked together with Pussycat - that spike, you know, is causing damage but also, in a way, is detracting from Sumpthing."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat nudges S.M.I.D.S.Y. into the pit

Eventually, Pussycat escaped Sumpthing, focusing on attacking S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s side, before charging into S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s rear disc and bouncing away, forcing S.M.I.D.S.Y. towards the pit. Pussycat backed into Refbot but rammed into S.M.I.D.S.Y. again, pushing themselves up onto four wheels and leaving S.M.I.D.S.Y. teetering on the edge of the pit. Pussycat then used its blade to finally nudge it in. Pussycat then attacked the pitted S.M.I.D.S.Y. with its blade, pushing it fully into the pit. Pussycat ended the fight by spinning on the spot in celebration, as cease was called for a judges' decision for Pussycat and Sumpthing. The judges went in favour of Pussycat, putting it through to the Annihilator.

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Pussycat and Razer lock horns

Pussycat's next appearance was in a Vengeance battle against Razer, who had criticised the Pussycat team for their lack of restraint in their Series 4 battle, when Pussycat had continually attacked Razer after it had broken down. The Pussycat team argued that since Razer's wheels were still moving, they were still attempting to show mobility, which meant that Pussycat could continue to attack them.

"If the wheels had stopped turning when we'd hit the switch, they wouldn't have got smashed up! When the wheels stop turning, we stop smacking them!"
— Alan Gribble in the interview before the fight
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Pussycat is pierced by Razer...

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...before being lifted into the air

The battle started with both machines charging at each other, but neither robot took advantage from the first slam. Pussycat twisted away from Razer, before turning and driving up its wedge. Razer's beak couldn't get a purchase on Pussycat, and Pussycat was able to push Razer towards the arena side wall. However, Razer's next attack resulted in it grabbing and easily piercing Pussycat's top. Razer carried it over to the flame pit, but Pussycat was dropped onto its side, self-righting quickly as it did so.

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Pussycat immobilises Razer

"Look at this, on the attack on Pussycat, and drawing Pussycat into the air with that great, ramming, crushing beak. And it's plucked the Pussycat away off the arena floor. There's a cat on a hot tin roof, if ever there was one. Dancing away, has the Pussycat got merely eight lives left?"
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat attacked Razer's side, sending up some sparks, before turning its blade into Razer for a second attack, creating even more sparks. This hit also took out one of Razer's wheel, rendering Razer immobile. Pussycat waited while Razer lowered and raised its weapon, before digging its blade into the back of Razer. Pussycat pushed Razer round in a tight circle from the side before it activated the pit. Pussycat continued to attack Razer after it stopped moving, although it caused less damage this time, bouncing itself over after a slam from the side. Two successive attacks on Razer's side ended up with the same result.

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Pussycat continues its assault on Razer after the world champions are immobilised

"And it's ended just like before, with Pussycat the winners, and Razer grumbling and stumbling and out! They won't like it! They're gonna have to accept it! Pussycat is the better robot of the two when they come head-to-head!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Refbot then counted out Razer while Pussycat reversed into Razer in an attempt to push it towards the pit, before Shunt took over and pitted the beaten Razer.

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Pussycat collides with Splinter

In the Annihilator that Pussycat had qualified for earlier, it found itself up against two robots it had beaten in the Fourth Wars - Thermidor 2 and Hypno-Disc, as well as Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter and X-Terminator. It the first round, it started by ramming into Arnold A. Terminegger and pushing into across the arena floor briefly, before Arnold A. Terminegger was pushed away by Splinter. Pussycat then attacked Arnold A. Terminegger again, but its blade only scraped across it without causing any damage. After this attack, Pussycat became caught in Splinter's grasp, and received an axe blow before escaping.

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Pussycat tangles with Thermidor 2 while the others fight on

"Hypno-Disc under pressure from Pussycat, they're all after Hypno-Disc early on."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat charged straight into Hypno-Disc, before being thrust aside by Thermidor 2 and X-Terminator, catching its blade under Thermidor 2's open flipper as it did so. Pussycat then ground to a halt in the centre of the arena after Arnold A. Terminegger hammered it several times from the side, but by this point, Thermidor 2 had already been immobilised and were counted out by Refbot, so Pussycat survived to reach the next round.

"I wouldn't like to see Ken Rose's pussycat at home, would you? ... And in all that mighty melee, where was Pussycat?"
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat is pushed around by Splinter

Pussycat stayed away from the action for the first few seconds while the other four machines charged towards each other, but then rammed into Arnold A. Terminegger, bouncing off and becoming caught in Splinter's grasp again. Pussycat was pushed onto its side and over the Flame Pit by Splinter, but righted itself quickly. It drove head-on into Splinter, but couldn't cause any damage with the blade. In reply, Splinter held them with its grabbing arms, axing Pussycat while pushing it across the arena. Pussycat then absorbed a hit from Arnold A. Terminegger before twisting away. It attacked Splinter again, rolling up its front scoop and over, before it was pushed from behind by Splinter again, this time into a CPZ.

"This is a good drive by Splinter, pushing Pussycat into that corner. Pussycat's blade was turning, but no damage was being caused, and Bash is in there - they're all trying to have a go now at Pussycat."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat takes further punishment from Splinter whilst on its side

Pussycat took punishment from both Splinter and Sergeant Bash before it escaped from the CPZ, just as Hypno-Disc activated the pit. Pussycat tangled with Splinter again, and managed to catch its blade behind one of the grabbing arms of Splinter, allowing it to push Splinter around in a circle. The two machines separated when X-Terminator came in to attack Splinter. Pussycat was then caught by Splinter again, and was briefly surrounded by X-Terminator and Arnold A. Terminegger too, taking another hit from Arnold A. Terminegger as it did so. While X-Terminator and Sergeant Bash put pressure on Hypno-Disc, Pussycat was pushed onto its side from the combined effort of Arnold A. Terminegger and Splinter, before being slammed into the arena wall by When Splinter focused its efforts on Hypno-Disc, Pussycat decided to focus on X-Terminator, pushing under its front scoop before dodging an axe blow.

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Pussycat immobilises X-Terminator while Hypno-Disc continues to take damage

X-Terminator's axe became stuck in the arena floor, and Pussycat took advantage by slicing into the side of it. Arnold A. Terminegger's axe became caught round Pussycat's tyre, and Pussycat was dragged across the arena briefly while Splinter and X-Terminator continued to attack Hypno-Disc. Eventually, with all five machines closing in on each other, a crucial blow from Pussycat's blade forced X-Terminator into submission. X-Terminator was counted out not long before time ran out.

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Pussycat tangles with Splinter in the third round

This put Pussycat through to the third round, and it was here where Pussycat started to show more activity. Firstly, it attacked Arnold A. Terminegger, before bouncing away after Arnold A. Terminegger recoiled from Hypno-Disc, who had barely moved from its starting position near the pit.

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Pussycat reverses into Hypno-Disc, but is unable to push them

"Pussycat more aggressive at the start of this one, it seems, straight in on the side of Arnold A. Terminegger."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat was locked in Splinter's grip, but quickly escaped before Splinter could do anything, and it attacked Arnold A. Terminegger again, causing minor damage. Pussycat clashed with Splinter once more, who activated the pit release. Pussycat reversed into Hypno-Disc in an attempt to push it down the pit, but was unable to do so. Splinter pushed Pussycat away and attempted to pit Hypno-Disc itself, leaving it on the lip of the pit. Pussycat then took the opportunity to nudge Hypno-Disc into the pit with its blade, with Splinter pushing Pussycat in after it.

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Pussycat defeats Hypno-Disc once again...

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... and ends up in the pit itself straight afterwards

"They're on the lip, they won't survive and it was the cat - ooh - that went in just afterwards, but it was Hypno-Disc who went in first and Pussycat will survive!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Despite this, Pussycat went through to the next round, as Hypno-Disc were eliminated.

Julia Reed: "Well Pussycat have lost one of their nine lives, in my book anyway. Do you agree with that?"
Alan Gribble: "Nope. We didn't lose it, we was robbed."
Julia Reed: "Why? They outmaneuvered you!"
Alan Gribble: "Was that ungentlemanly conduct or what? I mean, they snuck up on us!"
Julia Reed: "Is this a war or what?"
David Gribble: "Well... it's not the point... And I tell you what, they'd better watch their backs cos they're gonna have CO2 bottles coming out of that thing, and they're gonna have their speed controllers and batteries, once again, spread across the arena."
— Pussycat prepare to target Splinter for the next round of the Annihilator
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Pussycat is jointly attacked by Arnold A. Terminegger and Splinter

In the fourth round, Pussycat kept to its word pre-battle, and attacked Splinter immediately, pushing it towards Dead Metal's CPZ while evading an axe blow and the grabbing arms. It then attacked Arnold A. Terminegger, who had activated the pit release, without causing damage. The blade caught Arnold A. Terminegger again, flipping Pussycat over, directly into the scoop of Splinter. Pussycat was pushed into the arena wall by Splinter and also suffered a light hit from its axe.

"Pussycat can run either way up, hopping and bopping, straight onto Splinter though."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat slammed into Splinter's front again, and Splinter caught hold of Pussycat, axing Pussycat a few times while it remained in Splinter's grip. Pussycat slipped out of Splinter's grip and retreated, driving into Refbot as it did so.

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Splinter axes Pussycat

Pussycat was pushed onto its side after another attack from Splinter, before rolling back over. The next clash between Pussycat and Splinter ended up with Pussycat's blade catching in Splinter's armour. Pussycat pushed Splinter towards a CPZ, before driving up the front scoop of Splinter, evading another hit from the axe in the process. Anrold A. Terminegger and Splinter both attacked Pussycat at once, both of them axing its top but missing the wheels. Splinter pushed Pussycat into Matilda's CPZ and then into the arena wall again, sending them up onto their side. Pussycat was attacked by Arnold A. Terminegger while Splinter backed away from the action for a short period.

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Pussycat is pressured by Splinter and Matilda

Pussycat righted itself and slammed into Arnold A. Terminegger, before targeting Splinter once more, this time getting behind Splinter and cutting into the armour, causing major damage to Splinter's shell.

"This is good driving by Pussycat, there's the attack on the back of Splinter, damage caused... This is a much better display here by Pussycat."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat then cut Splinter's aerial off with its blade weapon, although the bolt that held the blade on had started to unscrew. Pussycat dodged Arnold A. Terminegger's attacks, darting round towards the immobile Splinter. It slammed into the side and rear of Splinter, damaging the shell further. Arnold A. Terminegger then pushed Pussycat onto its side, and its blade eventually came off completely.

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Pussycat loses its blade

"Something's happened to the blade! It buckled and it's come off! Pussycat are without the blade, and if that is the case they are very, very fortunate that - there it is, no blade - that Splinter are gonna be counted out at any moment... Pussycat toothless, Arnold A. the favourites now to go on and win it."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat righted itself and pushed Splinter some more, reversing into it as the beaten machine was counted out by Refbot, before it was flipped by the arena floor flipper.

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Pussycat is axed by Arnold A. Terminegger

Pussycat went through to the Final along with Arnold A. Terminegger. Pussycat immediately slammed into Arnold A. Terminegger, managing to avoid several hits from Arnold A. Terminegger's axe as it circled round and pushed its opponent across the arena. Pussycat absorbed a hit, but suffered no damage before both machines broke away from each other. After coming in for another attack, Pussycat deflected off Arnold A. Terminegger, and onto its side. It was pushed towards Sergeant Bash's CPZ by Arnold A. Terminegger, rolling over and taking a hit from Arnold A. Terminegger again. Pussycat and Arnold A. Terminegger collided head-on over the Flame Pit, with Pussycat doing all the pushing again. It managed to bend part of Arnold A. Terminegger's lifter as its blade cut into the front, but Arnold A. Terminegger came back on the attack, missing more hits with the axe. Pussycat dodged round Arnold A. Terminegger before driving into its side, cutting through the armour of Arnold A. Terminegger, but the damage was only superficial.

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Pussycat's blade catches in Arnold A. Terminegger's armour

"Pussycat again, driving on to get that circular saw into the heart of Arnold A., to cut off control, maybe, to the axe weapon. Is the circular saw blade working? Is it spinning?... The saw's not moving there, the axe certainly is."
— Jonathan Pearce as Pussycat's blade becomes caught in Arnold A. Terminegger
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Pussycat and Arnold push against each other

Pussycat turned away, in an attempt to get its blade up to speed. It then faced Arnold A. Terminegger again, but this time, it missed its attack, and Arnold A. Terminegger hammered its weapon down on Pussycat's top. Pussycat evaded a few more hits from the axe of Arnold A. Terminegger, slicing into the side of its opponent again. Pussycat drove into Arnold A. Terminegger, bouncing off it and over the Flame Pit. Pussycat's next attack lead to its blade becoming caught in Arnold A. Terminegger. This purchase allowed Pussycat to push Arnold A. Terminegger across the arena, and Arnold A. Terminegger was unable to land its axe hits due to Pussycat's shape. As Pussycat shoved Arnold A. Terminegger towards an angle grinder, the two machines became unstuck, allowing Arnold A. Terminegger to turn and land a hit on the top of Pussycat, still without causing damage. Pussycat backed away, before charging into Arnold A. Terminegger and flipping itself onto its side.

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Pussycat is axed again, but suffers no damage

"Pussycat using brute strength. The blade wasn't working there, it is now, spinning again, there it goes. Look at that, so maybe they were caught on Arnold A - Oh! That was a great, strong lunge by Pussycat."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat quickly righted itself and sliced into the front of its opponent again. By this point, Arnold A. Terminegger appeared to have slowed down, but with both machines in the centre of the arena, Pussycat became caught in the axe mechanism of Arnold A. Terminegger. After being dragged across the arena for a few moments, Pussycat freed itself and attempted to cut into the axe mechanism, but failed to damage it.

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Pussycat is 'hugged' by Arnold A. Terminegger

"Oh, the axe almost picked Pussycat up! There's an embrace of the two robots, hugging each other. The saw can't snap the arm of the axe weapon on Arnold A. This is a really good battle, isn't it?"
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat went up onto four wheels, and was bashed away as Arnold A. Terminegger, whose weapon appeared to have stopped working, spun on the spot near a CPZ. Attacking Arnold A. Terminegger head-on again, Pussycat flipped itself over, before driving over the Flame Pit. Pussycat turned into Arnold A. Terminegger's side, snagging its blade into the armour. This allowed Pussycat to dictate the pushing once again, edging its opponent towards Sergeant Bash. As it continued to gnaw away at Arnold A. Terminegger's axe mechanism and side, Pussycat flipped itself over again, landing on four wheels.

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Pussycat cuts into Arnold A. Terminegger again

"Trying to maybe slice through that side armour again; it's not a tactic that's gonna work."
— Jonathan Pearce

It rammed into Arnold A. Terminegger from behind, sending itself back onto two wheels in the process. Another attack on the axe mechanism from Pussycat was followed by a push into Arnold A. Terminegger with seconds to go. Pussycat received one more hit as Arnold A. Terminegger spun on the spot before cease was called. The battle went to the judges' decision, and Pussycat was given the victory on damage, declaring it the winner of the annihilator.

Being runner-up in the last UK series, Pussycat competed in the All-Stars tournament and found itself against the 3rd place finishers Stinger in the first round. Amongst the build-up, judge Professor Noel Sharkey took a mock bribe of strawberries from Alan Gribble.

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Pussycat's blade becomes caught in the arena floor

"What's this? Strawberries being offered? Sweets? As a bribe by Alan Gribble? And now an autograph, asked for. This is grubby Gribble! Two strawberries and you might have been onto something!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Both robots charged straight at each other, with Pussycat's blade bouncing off one of Stinger's wheels, knocking it away. Pussycat held back while Stinger spun on the spot wildly, before nudging into it and absorbing a hit from the mace. Pussycat hopped into the air and embedded its blade into the arena floor, but it freed itself very quickly.

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Pussycat rips into Stinger's tyre

"Pussycat's gone over, and the blade impaled on the arena floor. That is the strength and power of the blade, and did you see the slice out of the arena... For me, Pussycat has to be among the top two or three robots in the world right now, not just the UK."
— Jonathan Pearce

It attempted to ram into the spinning Stinger, but the mace deflected Pussycat away. Giving chase to Stinger, Pussycat failed to get a proper push on Stinger, driving itself into an angle grinder. Pussycat turned away and went up on all four wheels before receiving another hit from Stinger. Its next attack was more successful, as Pussycat was able to slice its blade into the top of one of Stinger's tyres, ripping away some of the protective foam in the process.

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Stinger lands a hit on Pussycat's top

After holding off for a few seconds, Pussycat drove into the mace of Stinger again, deflecting it away once again. Stinger rammed into Pussycat's blade; Pussycat's weapon clipped the axle of Stinger, but didn't appear to cause any damage to it. Pussycat's top took a hit from Stinger, but Pussycat was unperturbed, and came in for another attack on the tyre of Stinger, tearing more foam away. Pussycat bashed into Stinger again, causing some sparks, driving over the flame pit as it did so.

"David Gribble said he was gonna rip out that control link, remember, earlier on in the programme. Hasn't lived up to that boast so far."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Stinger attacks Pussycat 2

The two machines clashed again; this time both weapons collided, generating more sparks, but no damage was sustained by either machine. After absorbing another hit from the mace of Stinger, Pussycat reversed into Dead Metal, but managed to avoid the House Robot's grip, Stinger took advantage by slamming into Pussycat. Pussycat landed another hit on one of Stinger's wheels, tearing out a larger chunk of foam than in its previous attacks. After unsuccessfully trying to drive round the back of Stinger, Pussycat drove straight at its opponent. Stinger dodged the attack and bludgeoned the top of Pussycat again, before Pussycat sliced into the wheel of Stinger, sending up more sparks. It then turned into Stinger's tyre, ripping more foam away from the tattered wheel. Pussycat persisted with its attempts to knock out Stinger's safety link, ramming into the axle once again, but it still couldn't immobilise Stinger. More foam was torn away as Pussycat's next attack sent Stinger spinning over.

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Pussycat rips into Stinger's tyre again

"Pussycat, frontal attack this time. The cat's claws rip into Stinger, the cat dodges nimbly to one side, puts the brakes on, almost like a handbrake turn there. Ooh, it goes to the judges; that was a mighty battle, wasn't it? They truly are All-Stars!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Its penultimate attack shredded off more foam from Stinger's tyre, before Pussycat charged into Stinger's axle one final time before time ran out. It won the judges' decision, and went through to meet Tornado in the Quarter Finals.

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Pussycat's wheel rolls along the floor after being ripped off by an angle grinder

At the start of the battle, Pussycat immediately went up onto all four wheels, and Tornado capitalized by pushing Pussycat into the arena side wall, ripping bits of polycarbonate off with the drum as it held Pussycat against an angle grinder. Pussycat struggled to push back, and was flipped onto four wheels after a head-on collision, which also ripped more armour off of Pussycat at the same time. Pussycat was then pushed onto the side grinders, which managed to rip a wheel off.

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Tornado charges Pussycat

"Oooh, a tyre's come off! Where's that come off? It's come off Pussycat! Ripped away, look at this, Pussycat onto the angle grinder on the side of the arena, and it was the angle grinder that simply ripped away one of the Pussycat paws. The wheel has gone, has the plan gone with it?"
— Jonathan Pearce

This left Pussycat at a severe disadvantage for the rest of the fight, and Tornado rolled it onto its side, and back over, before pushing it into an empty CPZ. Shunt quickly came in to attack the hobbling Pussycat, axing its top twice and lifting it slightly with the front scoop. Pussycat was pushed over by Tornado again, and near the Flame Pit, but it turned away to dodge an attack.

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Shunt axes Pussycat. Note the missing wheel, which hindered Pussycat's mobility massively for the remainder of the fight

"Pussycat has to dodge, get away. Won't be enough though, it'll have to come back on the attack sooner or later to get any points..."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat is shoved from behind by the relentless Tornado

Pussycat attempted to retreat, but with its mobility hindered, Tornado quickly caught up with it, ramming Pussycat from behind, ripping away more polycarbonate as it was pushed and rolled over a steam vent. Pussycat was then bashed from the side by Tornado, and was promptly shoved across the arena floor into another angle grinder. Pussycat surged forwards into Tornado, lifting itself up before being slammed into the arena side wall, toppling Pussycat over onto its side.

"The nine lives have run out. The cat's claws ripped away. Tornado the cat's whiskers out there, I can tell you."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat is trapped against the arena side wall by Tornado

Pussycat took much longer to right itself without the wheel, but eventually did so; however, it drove into Sir Killalot's CPZ. Its blade hit Sir Killalot's claw in a shower of sparks, but Pussycat managed to evade the House Robot. Shunt then came in to attack Pussycat while Tornado watched on, pushing it into a CPZ and axing its top again. Tornado attacked Pussycat once more, wedging Pussycat between Tornado and Shunt. The resulting attack from both machines forced Pussycat onto its side over a flame jet, where it was unable to get back up due to a dislodged tyre.

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Pussycat is left unable to self-right thanks to its dislodged tyre

"The cat of nine tales will tell no more tales here in the arena."
— Jonathan Pearce

Unable to right itself, Pussycat was eliminated, but it managed the consolation of forcing Sir Killalot to be set alight, to the delight of the Cold Fusion team.

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Pussycat in the early stages of its Tag-Team fight against Spawn Again

The next appearance of Pussycat 2 was in an event it had not intended to enter - the Tag Team Terror tournament. Diotoir and Mega Morg were due to face Comengetorix and Spawn Again in the second round, but Mega Morg broke down irreparably before the fight started, so Pussycat was bought in as a substitute partner. It started off against Spawn Again, but its blade wasn't working during the early stages of the fight. Pussycat drove round Spawn Again and over the Flame Pit, driving up onto four wheels as Spawn Again nudged it a couple of times. As Pussycat rolled back down onto Spawn Again's flipper, it was lifted back up onto four wheels by an attack from Spawn Again. Spawn Again stayed near the Flame Pit, and Pussycat edged towards it, bumping into the side of Spawn Again. Spawn Again replied by getting behind Pussycat and flipping them into Matilda's CPZ.

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Pussycat is flipped by Spawn Again

"They [Spawn Again] looked a little bit sluggish and ponderous for me, but they've got Pussycat on the run here. Pussycat into the CPZ, needs to get out because Matilda's in there with the tusks."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat was lifted up near the side wall by Matilda's tusks, but it quickly escaped and activated the pit release. Pussycat then attacked Comengetorix, who did not appear to be moving freely, before tagging Diotoir into the fight.

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Pussycat deflects off of Comengetorix's side

It quickly returned to the fight when Spawn Again came out of its corner to attack Diotoir, ramming into the back of Spawn Again. Pussycat was pushed by Spawn Again into Comengetorix, who was unable to lift Pussycat up. Pussycat did still end up on its side, taking longer than usual to self-right without a functioning blade, but righted itself just before Spawn Again broke down completely.

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Pussycat watches on as Spawn Again is counted out

Pussycat continued to attack Comengetorix with Diotoir, flipping itself over twice with two separate side-on attacks. Team Scutterbots' machine was counted out and was then pitted. After a short while, the flaming Diotoir later flipped Comengetorix over, right by the pit, Comengetorix self-righted onto the pit just after time ran out. Pussycat's team automatically won due to Spawn Again's immobilisation.

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Pussycat is attacked early on by Suicidal Tendencies

This put Pussycat and Diotoir through to the Final, where it went up against The Steel Avenger and Suicidal Tendencies. Equipped with bandages on one side, Pussycat started off against Suicidal Tendencies, and was forced up onto its side early on in the battle, with Suicidal Tendencies gripping onto the bottom of Pussycat, but failing to cause any real damage.

"Pussycat on its side, can drive any which way up. It's a great design, Pussycat, but look, are they gonna be clawed? Are they gonna be crushed?"
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat is gripped by Suicidal Tendencies

Pussycat righted itself, but was gripped by Suicidal Tendencies again, this time being held down between the crusher and the scoop. Pussycat forced itself and Suicidal Tendencies towards the arena wall eith a hard push, and escaped its opponent's grasp. Pussycat drove towards Suicidal Tendencies, clipping the tracked crusher and flipping itself up onto its side again, rolling over the Flame Pit. As it self-righted again, Pussycat was chased by Suicidal Tendencies, and was eventually caught between the arena wall and Suicidal Tendencies crusher.

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Pussycat is caught from behind

At this point, both Diotoir and The Steel Avenger came out of their corners, engaging with each other while Pussycat was pushed across the arena by Suicidal Tendencies. Pussycat eventually escaped and attacked The Steel Avenger, who had been overturned by Diotoir, but was quickly forced away by Suicidal Tendencies again. Pussycat was pursued by Suicidal Tendencies again, rolling up onto its side when Suicidal Tendencies dug its scoop under Pussycat's ground clearance. Pussycat nudged into The Steel Avenger, but drove away as Suicidal Tendencies righted its partner.

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Pussycat slices into the overturned Steel Avenger

"Suicidal Tendencies chasing Pussycat, they're all involved, it's been a terrific contest. Pussycat away. I couldn't call this, this is tremendously tight..."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat activated the pit release, ripping it away from the arena wall before being gripped by Suicidal Tendencies yet again. It slipped out of its opponent's grip before absorbing a slam from The Steel Avenger, spinning it near the pit. Pussycat continued to be chased by Suicidal Tendencies up until cease was called.

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Pussycat and Suicidal Tendencies engage again

"Interesting how it worked out. Suicidal Tendencies locked with Pussycat almost all the way through, and Diotoir locked with The Steel Avenger. Diotoir won that battle I think, but the crucial element here is did Suicidal Tendencies get the better throughout over Pussycat? I think that could well swing it. You couldn't get a cigarette paper between these two teams, it was that tight."
— Jonathan Pearce

Although Suicidal Tendencies had been able to crush lightly into Pussycat's armour several times,the judges felt that throughout the whole battle, Diotoir and Pussycat had been the more dominant, largely due to Diotoir's aggression over The Steel Avenger. The judges awarded Diotoir and Pussycat victory on a very close judges' decision, declaring Pussycat and Diotoir the new Tag Team Terror champions.

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Tornado shoves Pussycat into the sidewall

Pussycat made one last appearance in the first series of Extreme, to take on Tornado again, this time for the Challenge Belt. Both machines began quickly, charging straight towards each other. The clash bounced Pussycat up onto all four wheels before being pushed behind the Flame Pit, and into an angle grinder by Tornado. Pussycat tried to escape, but was pushed into another angle grinder by Tornado, before finally retreating towards the centre of the arena.

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The weapons of Pussycat and Tornado come together

Tornado's drum bashed lightly into Pussycat's blade, knocking Pussycat back up onto four wheels, but it quickly came back down. Pussycat suffered more minor damage from Tornado's drum, before being briefly pushed across the arena. The two weapons collided again over a flame jet, flipping Pussycat over, before Pussycat was pushed from behind by Tornado. Pussycat toppled onto its side as it was pushed into an angle grinder again. Tornado managed to get under Pussycat, pushing it upwards into Matilda's CPZ.

"Pussycat needs to get out of there, and they're saw blade to saw blade at this moment in time."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Matilda takes out Pussycat's drive

Matilda's flywheel hit one of Pussycat's wheels, dislodging it partly, and it suffered another hit on its head. Pussycat couldn't move freely, and Tornado pushed it towards Matilda again. Pussycat absorbed another hit from the House Robot, and the two blades briefly came together, causing a small shower of sparks.

"It's a cat with nine lives, eaten up just about eight of them, I would say."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat falls into the pit

Tornado activated the pit release, and Pussycat had lost drive on one side fully now. Tornado's first attempt to push Pussycat down almost led to itself being pitted. Pussycat was inched closer, but turned away from the pit again. Finally, Tornado pushed Pussycat onto the lip of the pit, and Pussycat was unable to move away, and slowly toppled forwards and into the pit, meaning that Pussycat's challenge had failed, and Tornado retained the Challenge Belt.

"Pussycat is tottering, and they're in! That's the ninth life gone."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat had also been due to compete in the Wild Card Warriors event, where it would have faced newcomer Draven. However, it was unable to compete and was replaced with King B Powerworks.

"We were supposed to face Pussycat but they were banned due to having used a shattering blade."
— Draven's Facebook page on their Wild Card Warriors match

US Season 1Edit

Pussycat entered the War of Independence of the first season of Extreme Warriors. One of its sides was plastered with US flag on it reading the words "USA Sucks" for the duration of the tournament. By the time Pussycat got to fight, it was the only UK representative left. Its first fight was against 6 Million Dollar Mouse.

"First there was Tom and Jerry, then Itchy and Scratchy. Could this be another epic Cat and Mouse confrontation?"
— Stefan Frank
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Pussycat's attack bends 6 Million Dollar Mouse's rotor blade

Pussycat began quickly, nearly driving round the side of 6 Million Dollar Mouse, before the two spinners bumped head-on, with no damage caused to either machine. It managed to cut into the side of 6 Million Dollar Mouse with its next attack, before briefly chasing its opponent and bashing into the back of it with the blade. Pussycat drove into 6 Million Dollar Mouse, preventing it from spinning its own weapon up to speed, before pressuring it into the arena wall. As 6 Million Dollar Mouse escaped, Pussycat gave chase once more, slamming into 6 Million Dollar Mouse's rear again. As 6 Million Dollar Mouse turned, Pussycat's blade caught the rotor blade, bending it in the process.

"It looks like the spinning blade of the mouse has been bent! The Pussycat has done the damage here. That spinning rotor blade, look at that, goes around and it gets bent up against his own body."
— Stefan Frank
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Pussycat cuts into the immobile 6 Million Dollar Mouse

Pussycat slid up the front of 6 Million Dollar Mouse, before being pushed away by a forward drive. The next attack on the side of the American robot rendered it immobile, and Pussycat activated the pit release while Refbot counted it out. Despite 6 Million Dollar Mouse starting up again after being counted out, it was still technically eliminated. Pussycat attacked 6 Million Dollar Mouse again, with the blade causing minimal damage, before being pushed away from the beaten machine by Dead Metal. Pussycat held back for the rest of the fight as the House Robots attacked and pitted 6 Million Dollar Mouse.

This sent Pussycat through to face Rosie the Riveter in the second round.

Rebecca Grant: "Can you handle the pressure?"
Alan Gribble: "We sure can, it's the Dunkirk spirit all over again. We're gonna do, and they're gonna die."
— Interview before the second round fight with Rosie the Riveter
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Pussycat struggles early on against the pushing power of Rosie the Riveter

At the beginning, Pussycat and Rosie the Riveter collided head-on, before backing away from each other. Pussycat was pushed from behind by Rosie the Riveter towards the Flame Pit, before being pushed back across the arena again. Pussycat rammed into the front of Rosie the Riveter, but was slammed into the arena wall in reply. It tumbled onto its side and back over under sustained pressure from Rosie the Riveter, before being pushed into Sergeant Bash's CPZ. Avoiding the House Robot, Pussycat was then pushed towards Matilda's CPZ, but got away from Rosie the Riveter's clutches again.

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Pussycat is pushed into a CPZ by Rosie the Riveter

"Just no traction whatsoever for the Pussycat. Rosie's having her way pushing the Pussycat wherever she wants to take her... Pussycat just doesn't know what to do about this. What possible recourse can the Pussycat have now?"
— Stefan Frank

At this point, Rosie the Riveter momentarily stopped, and Pussycat capitalized by charging behind it, knocking off the cosmetic cockpit. Rosie the Riveter attacked Pussycat head-on, causing sparks to fly as the blade clashed with the frame of Rosie the Riveter. The damage began to show on Rosie the Riveter, with Pussycat able to hook its blade under the side of the frame briefly, bending it up slightly.

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Pussycat's blade digs under Rosie the Riveter's frame

"Pussycat's got a little bit more power in that blade than we thought she had."
— Stefan Frank

As Rosie the Riveter backed away, Pussycat came in for another ram, bouncing itself up, before gnawing away at the front of Rosie the Riveter, causing some more light damage. By now, Rosie was only able to move slowly forwards and backwards, and Pussycat hit the pit release.

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Pussycat pits Rosie the Riveter

"Pussycat seems to have a second life, maybe nine lives. It's just when you thought they were out of it, they're in there doing some damage!"
— Stefan Frank

Pussycat pushed Rosie the Riveter on the lip of the pit, before taking a run up and reversing into the side of it, shoving the now immobile Rosie into the pit, but not without going in itself.

In the Final, Pussycat was up against General Chompsalot.

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Pussycat is pushed into the CPZ by General Chompsalot

"We're tigers. We're gonna rip them to bits."
— Alan Gribble in response to Rebecca Grant before the fight with General Chompsalot

Pussycat just evaded the jaws of General Chompsalot on activate, before being tipped onto its side as the two machines drove at each other. Pussycat quickly righted itself, but was caught in General Chompsalot's jaws. Pussycat was first pushed into the arena wall, briefly escaping General Chompsalot's grasp, but they were grabbed from behind and pushed into the CPZ. Since General Chompsalot was pushing into the back of Pussycat, Pussycat was trapped against the arena wall, but both robots were attacked by Shunt, separating both machines, tipping Pussycat onto its side as a result. It took longer to self-right this time, being lifted up by Shunt's scoop before finally escaping on its side.

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Pussycat struggles to escape from Shunt

"Pussycat up on her side, Pussycat and Shunt trying to have a little tussle together, and Pussycat gets away with it."
— Stefan Frank

Eventually, Pussycat self righted, immediately going back on the attack against General Chompsalot, attacking its mouth. Pussycat and General Chompsalot pushed into each other's side, with Pussycat's blade coming close to one of the American robot's exposed wheels. Both machines clashed again, with Pussycat being lifted up slightly into General Chompsalot's jaws, before Pussycat ripped one of Chompsalot's eyes off its wheels.

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Pussycat and General Chompsalot clash again

"Pussycat up on her wheels... oh and take out an eye! Well, it is damage, it may only be superficial damage. It's not gonna stop Chompsalot from getting more bites out of the Pussycat."
— Stefan Frank
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Pussycat rips into General Chompsalot's wheels

General Chompsalot failed to grab hold of Pussycat, and Pussycat tore off the other eye in another attack on the wheels. Pussycat was pushed next to an angle grinder by General Chompsalot, but reversed away. As Pussycat drove over the Flame Pit, it bashed into General Chompsalot again, cutting into one of the tyres with the blade. General Chompsalot tried to push it onto the flame pit, but then drove too close to the CPZ, where Matilda tore some of its teeth out.

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Pussycat's blade catches in General Chompsalot's jaws

"Looks like he's been demoted from General to Buck Private....buck teeth, but no more teeth in this case."
— Stefan Frank on the state of General Chompsalot's jaws

Pussycat was pushed by General Chompsalot onto the flame pit, but it drove off quickly. Both machines met in the centre of the arena and Pussycat brushed its blade against one of the wheels and the jaw of General Chompsalot, before cease was called for the judges decision, with both machines spinning around in celebration at the end. Based on damage, Pussycat was declared the War of Independence champion, bringing victory to the United Kingdom.

Series 5Edit

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Pussycat is caught in the grip of The Executioner

Pussycat returned for the Fifth Wars, this time as the number 2 seeds. Fighting in the final heat, Pussycat faced The Executioner in the first round. It dodged The Executioner's first attack before charging towards its front. Pussycat ended up caught in The Executioner's grip, its blade stopping as it was dragged around in circles and towards the Flame Pit. Eventually, Pussycat was released, and it rammed into The Executioner, deflecting both machines away from each other and scratching The Executioner's side.

"Pussycat can't get away, until that moment. Spins its circular blade, coming forward, trying to create damage on The Executioner."
— Jonathan Pearce
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Pussycat uses its blade to push The Executioner

Pussycat chased The Executioner over the Flame Pit, and appeared to get stuck on it briefly. Once Pussycat moved off the Flame Pit, it darted behind The Executioner and sliced into the rear armour with its blade. Pussycat continued to pursue The Executioner across the arena, bashing its side and pressurising it towards Dead Metal. Pussycat backed off as The Executioner escaped the House Robot's clutches, before coming in for another head-on charge. This attack bounced Pussycat up onto all four wheels, but landed back on its front to chase after The Executioner again. Its next attack connected with The Executioner's front, stopping its opponent dead in its tracks. Pussycat's blade was caught in The Executioner's armour, and it used the extra leverage to push The Executioner around in a circle.

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Pussycat rams into the side of The Executioner

"The Executioner sluggish, momentarily it would seem - now spinning away. In comes Pussycat, trying to get at those tyres - one of them is spinning, the other one seems to be locked."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat separated from The Executioner and lined up another attack on The Executioner's side. Pussycat's attack seemed to restore The Executioner's mobility, and its opponent promptly drove away from it, crashing into the arena wall. Pussycat slammed into The Executioner's side while it remained next to the arena wall, but wasn't able to cause any damage. Pussycat activated the pit and slowed its blade to a stop as The Executioner's claw was ripped off by Matilda's flywheel. With The Executioner spinning in circles, Pussycat rammed into its front, which appeared to immobilise The Executioner completely.

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Pussycat shoves the Executioner down the pit

"Do you know, I thought we might've had a shock here at the start of this eliminator battle. Don't forget, the winner of this heat takes our final semi-final position in the series. And Pussycat still have hopes. The Executioner does not."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat prodded The Executioner closer to the Pit, using its blade and reversing into its side to line The Executioner up, before pushing it onto the lip of the Pit. Pussycat spun up its blade again, and nudged The Executioner into the Pit.

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Pussycats cuts into Clawed Hopper

This put Pussycat through to the next round of the heat. Pussycat then went up against the walkerbot Clawed Hopper in the second round. Pussycat began quickly, darting round the back of Clawed Hopper and burying its blade into the rear armour with ease, allowing it to push Clawed Hopper briefly. Pussycat backed away before coming in for a charge at the front of Clawed Hopper, bashing into one of the claws. Pussycat sliced into the front of Clawed Hopper, opening a hole in the front armour, before it began to shift focus towards one of the side drums on Clawed Hopper. Pussycat slammed into Clawed Hopper, slicing through the chains connecting one of the drums to the walker.

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Pussycat lurks near the remains of one of Clawed Hopper's broken drums

"Oh! What's come off there? Part of the chain drive for Clawed Hopper - under repeated Pussycat blade attacks, and certainly it's come loose."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat rammed into Clawed Hopper's side again, causing more damage to the links to one of the drums. Another slam by Pussycat knocked one of Clawed Hopper's drums off completely. Pussycat turned away, allowing its blade to get up to speed, and reversed into Clawed Hopper's side. Pussycat rolled over the loose drum on the arena floor before coming in to cause more damage to the front of Clawed Hopper, lifting Pussycat up slightly as the two machines pushed against each other. Pussycat powered down its blade and raised itself up onto its four wheels, and rammed into Clawed Hopper again, with one of Clawed Hopper's front claws briefly getting caught between the body and wheel of Pussycat. Pussycat escaped and held off for the final few seconds of the fight before cease was called.

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Pussycat, under mild pressure from Clawed Hopper

"Back it goes, tentatively now, drops so that it can get the blade in. Goes to the Judges, technically."
— Jonathan Pearce

Against all the odds, Clawed Hopper had survived to a judges' decision, but the decision was almost obvious, and it did go in favour of Pussycat, meaning that Pussycat went through to the next round.

In the Heat Final, Pussycat faced a dangerous newcomer to the main competition, Fluffy, who had already dispatched of veterans 101 and Terrorhurtz.

Philippa Forrester: "It's gonna be a catfight! The fur is going to fly!"
David Gribble: "It sure is."
Philippa Forrester: "How many of your nine lives have you used up?"
David Gribble: "None yet."
Philippa Forrester: "It's capable of demolishing a garage, it's seeded two, can it demolish this [Fluffy]?"
David Gribble: "Hopefully, hopefully. We'll give him a good run for his money."
— Interview before the fight with Fluffy
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Pussycat and Fluffy clash early on

Both machines began quickly, driving towards each other, lifting Pussycat up slightly. Pussycat attempted to get round the back of Fluffy, but Fluffy responded quickly, darting away and turning towards Pussycat, who chased after the unseeded machine. It rammed into Fluffy's side, lifting itself up and over, with Fluffy trapped on top of it. Pussycat drove away, separating the two machines, before it turned to face the circling Fluffy. Pussycat missed an attack on Fluffy, who then turned into the seeded machine and ripped away Pussycat's blade and one of its casters, lifting Pussycat up as it did so.

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Pussycat's blade flies off upon impact with Fluffy

"That was no tickling! The Pussycat blade has gone! Look at this - it was blade against blade, and Pussycat were no match!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Not only did this leave Series 4 runners-up weaponless, it also impaired its mobility. Pussycat was on the ropes, and desperately rammed into Fluffy, absorbing another hit in the process. Luckily for Pussycat, Fluffy suddenly broke down, just as Pussycat attempted to reverse into it over a Flame Jet. Pussycat drove away and held back as Refbot checked to see whether Fluffy was still mobile.

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Pussycat pushes against the immobile Fluffy

"What a surprise this would be! Fluffy are being counted out! The Pussycat blade was gone, but they kept battling, and Fluffy conked out! Absolutely startling!"
— Jonathan Pearce

With no sign of movement, Fluffy was counted out by Refbot and was flipped by the Floor Flipper before being pitted, and Pussycat narrowly qualified to go through to the Series Semi-Finals for a second time.

Craig Charles: "Jammy or what? Jammy or what? What did you think when the blade came off?"
David Gribble: ""Oh no"!"
Craig Charles: "When that saw came off, I bet your heart was in your mouth."
Alan Gribble: "I discovered adrenaline is brown!"
— The interview after the fight with Fluffy
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Pussycat attacks Panic Attack

Pussycat was placed up against the number 6 seeds Panic Attack in the first round of the Series Semi-Finals with much less difficulty, with the Welsh former champs unable to return any damage. Pussycat slashed at its fork mechanism, before crumpling one of its side skirts to a great extent. The battle eventually went to a judges' decision, and the decision went in favour of the more prosperous seed, meaning that Pussycat had made it through to the next round.

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Pussycat hits Firestorm 3

Pussycat then went up against the reinstated number 7 seeds Firestorm 3 in the second round. Firestorm 3 was continually able to get underneath Pussycat's enormous ground clearance and threw it around the arena for the majority of the fight. Pussycat started to come back in the dying seconds of the fight and cause minimal damage to Firestorm 3, but it was too little, too late. The battle went to a judges' decision, which went in favour of Firestorm 3, eliminating the number 2 seeds Pussycat from the competition.

This was the final series David Gribble drove the robot before his untimely death.

Extreme 2Edit

This was the first appearance of Pussycat since the death of David Gribble, and therefore the first appearance of Stuart Barnwell. Pussycat and Diotoir both entered Extreme Series 2 after missing Series 6, they entered together in the Tag-Team Terror competition, returning as reigning Tag-Team Terror champions, but they didn't put up much of a defence of their Tag Team Title. They were up against Bulldog Breed and Robochicken in the first round.

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Bulldog Breed hurls Pussycat from the arena

Pussycat started out against Bulldog Breed, with both machines trying to dodge round each other's sides early on. Pussycat nudged into Bulldog Breed's flipper with its blade, only causing minor scratches to its opponent. In reply, Bulldog Breed flipped Pussycat around the arena into the air and onto its side. Pussycat quickly self-righted and tried to charge into Bulldog Breed head on to slice the flipper, but no damage was caused to Bulldog Breed. Pussycat's large ground clearance allowed Bulldog Breed to get underneath it and push it towards the arena wall, where it was quickly flipped it out of the arena.

"Can run any way up, Pussycat, but not that way! Thank you very much, you're out! How many lives on a Pussycat? One? And it's over, in went the Bulldog Breed, up went the flipper, out went the cat."
— Jonathan Pearce as Pussycat are flipped out of the arena

Bulldog Breed then quickly disposed of Diotoir, flipping it over a few times before leaving it to burn on the flame pit. Diotoir was counted out by Refbot and then struck by Matilda, and the reigning Tag Team Terror champions were subsequently eliminated from the competition. Afterwards, it was revealed that the reason why Pussycat's saw didn't crumple up Bulldog Breed's flipper was because Alan Gribble put Pussycat's blade on upside down prior to the match.

"I'm gonna give it my damn best!"
— Ann Gribble, prior to the Iron Maidens
Chompalot vs Pussycat vs Spindoctor

Pussycat is tipped over by Chompalot

Pussycat redeemed itself in the Iron Maidens competition, with Ann Gribble at the controls. It played a minor role in the first round battle against Chompalot and Spin Doctor. Pussycat started by hooking Chompalot with its blade and dragging it around the arena, before Chompalot got away to continue attacking Spin Doctor. Pussycat then stayed out of the way for a little while until Spin Doctor scuttled away into the centre of the arena. Pussycat then sliced into Spin Doctor side on with its blade. Pussycat was then attacked by Chompalot, who nudged Pussycat onto its side, Chompalot then gripped hold of Pussycat and dragged it around the arena for a few moments. Breaking free, Pussycat darted around the arena, before slamming the limping Spin Doctor repeatedly, up against the arena side wall. With Spin Doctor soon counted out by Refbot, Pussycat went through to the second round, along with Chompalot.

Pussycat vs Kat3

Pussycat slices through Kat 3's wedge

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Pussycat dislodges Kat 3's armour

At this stage, Pussycat went up against the experienced Kat 3 machine. It was a tentative and slow battle between the two fairly nervous drivers, with Kat 3 failing to cause major damage with its axe blows, and Pussycat flailing around more than attacking. Pussycat lost control early on and forced into the CPZ by Sir Killalot, but it got away and managed to buckle the front wedge of Kat 3 and dislodge parts of the armour, before ripping side panels clean off. With Kat 3's armour hanging off in pieces and relatively little damage done to Pussycat, the battle was sent to the Judges. The battle was so close that a split decision was called, but on the basis of damage, Pussycat progressed to the final.

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Pussycat is pitted by Chompalot in the Iron Maidens Final

Pussycat proceeded to fight Chompalot again in the Final. Despite Chompalot skewering its lower beak on the arena floor flipper, it was on top for most of the battle, biting around Pussycat's neck and dragging it around the arena. Pussycat was resistant to Chompalot's pushing, even pushing it back when both of its tyres were grounded, but eventually Pussycat was caught with half of its drive in the air. Chompalot slammed Pussycat into the pit release and dumped it into the pit, making Chompalot the winner of the Iron Maidens competition.

"Well she had practice, whereas I didn't, if I'd had practice I would be the best driver in all of Robot Wars!"
— Excuses from Ann Gribble after her loss to Chompalot

Series 7Edit

Pussycat returned to the main competition for the first time after the tragic death of David Gribble. Pussycat was seeded ninth for the main competition, despite not entering in the previous series. It was placed against wooden entry Brutus Maximus, Dutch competitor Twister, and New Blood Heat Finalists Roobarb.

"Pussycat has been with Robot Wars since the very first first day, has to be my favourite here..."
— Jonathan Pearce at the start of the first round battle
Pussycat vs Twister

Pussycat and Twister engage in battle

In the battle, the seeded Pussycat machine shot on the offensive, doing severe damage to both Twister and Brutus Maximus, the twin circular blades of Pussycat chewed easily into Brutus Maximus' wooden armour. Pussycat then attacked Twister by constantly hitting it head-on, on each occasion, the Twister machine would bounce off abruptly upon impact. By the end of the battle, Roobarb had immobilised the battered Brutus Maximus and both Pussycat and Roobarb picked on Twister, who'd had its blade immobilised by Pussycat. Brutus Maximus was counted out in the closing seconds of the battle. Roobarb, Twister and Pussycat all survived to a judges' decision, and the judges put Pussycat through to the next round of the heat, along with Roobarb.

Pussycat vs M2

M2 nearly flips Pussycat out of the arena

Pussycat was then placed up against promising newcomers M2 in the second round of the heat. In this battle, M2's tough outer shell prevented Pussycat's weaponry from doing any internal damage to M2, only scratching the body, this cost them severely on the judges' decision. M2 threw Pussycat around the arena several times, almost getting Pussycat out of the arena on a few occasions. Pussycat's blade inflicted only superficial damage when it got the chance. Pussycat survived to the end of the battle, meaning that the battle went to a judges' decision, however the decision went in favour of M2, meaning that Pussycat was eliminated from the competition.

Pussycat vs King B Powerworks

Pussycat disables King B Powerworks' drive

Pussycat returned to fight in the All-Stars tournament at the end of the Seventh Wars, as Cold Fusion Team had previously fought in at least 5 series of Robot Wars. In the first round, Pussycat was placed up against Behemoth, Dantomkia and King B Powerworks. The team equipped Pussycat with the double blade weapon, hoping to tear off the decidedly weak armour of King B Powerworks. Although Pussycat snapped the right drive chain of King B Powerworks, making the Series 2 Semi-Finalist only be able to spin around in circles, little was seen of the Series 4 runner-up in the battle, as Dantomkia tossed Behemoth out of the arena almost immediately, before stealing King B Powerworks away from Pussycat. King B Powerworks resisted, until Pussycat landed blows on both robots with its twin blades. Dantomkia shrugged off the blow, but King B Powerworks' resistance slackened and Dantomkia tossed King B Powerworks out of the arena as well. Pussycat therefore went through with Dantomkia to the second round.

Pussycat vs Kat 3

Pussycat launches a charge on Kat 3

Kat 3 vs Pussycat

Pussycat and Kat 3 in close-combat, in the All-Stars

Another battle against Kat 3 followed for Pussycat in the second round, but the design of both robots made it difficult for either robot to damage each other; both weapons were uni-directional and, when side-by-side, neither weapon could make contact. However, Pussycat carved long slashes in Kat 3's armour, before cease was eventually called and the battle went to a judges' decision. The damage caused to Kat 3 narrowly put the decision in favour of Pussycat, putting the pyramid shaped machine through to the Final, here it fought Dantomkia again.

Dantomkia Pussycat Psycho

Dantomkia flips Pussycat into Mr. Psycho's CPZ

Cassius Chrome Pussycat

The victorious Pussycat challenges Cassius Chrome

Dantomkia was thought of as the favourite to win, and Pussycat was considered lucky to reach this stage by Jonathan Pearce. Dantomkia flipped Pussycat around the arena on numerous occasions until suddenly Pussycat came back on the offensive and landed one particular blow on Dantomkia caused the favourite for the title to become immobilised, and Pussycat - after fending off some vicious attacks from house robots Mr.Psycho and Cassius Chrome - pitted Dantomkia to claim the title of All-Stars Champion, the only robot ever to win the competition besides Razer.

ResultsEdit

PUSSYCAT - RESULTS
UK Series
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat Final
Heat M, Round 1 vs. Hammerhead Won
Heat M, Round 2 vs. Cassius 2 Won
Heat M, Final vs. Scutter's Revenge Disqualified
NOTE: Pussycat won the final round, but it was disqualified for using a hardened steel blade which shattered during the battle. Scutter's Revenge was awarded victory by default.
Series 4
The Fourth Wars - UK Championship
19th Seed, Runner-up
Heat B, Eliminator vs. Milly-Ann Bug, Reptirron Qualified
Heat B, Semi-Final vs. Robochicken Won
Heat B, Final vs. Razer (3) Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 1 vs. Thermidor 2 Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 2 vs. Dominator 2 Won
Grand Final, Eliminator vs. Hypno-Disc (2) Won
Grand Final vs. Chaos 2 (1) Lost
Sumo Basho
8th
Sumo Basho 10.60 seconds 8th
Celebrity Special
Champion
Round 1 vs. Iron-Awe Won
Round 2 vs. Sir Chromalot Won
Final vs. Diotoir Won
Extreme Series 1
All Stars
Quarter-Finalist
Round 1 vs. Stinger Won
Quarter-Final vs. Tornado Lost
Tag Team Terror
with Diotoir, Champion
Round 2 vs. Comengetorix & Spawn Again Won
Final vs. Suicidal Tendencies & The Steel Avenger Won
NOTE: Pussycat was a substitute robot and was instated after Mega Morg (Diotoir's original partner) broke down, hence why Pussycat did not compete in Round 1.
Challenge Belt
Failed Challenge
Challenge vs. Tornado Lost
Mayhem & Annihilator
Champion of First Annihilator
Mayhem Qualifier vs. S.M.I.D.S.Y., Sumpthing Won
Annihilator 1, Round 1 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Hypno-Disc,
Splinter, Thermidor 2, X-Terminator
Qualified
Annihilator 1, Round 2 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Hypno-Disc,
Splinter, X-Terminator
Qualified
Annihilator 1, Round 3 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Hypno-Disc,
Splinter
Qualified
Annihilator 1, Round 4 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter Qualified
Annihilator 1, Round 5 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger Won
Other Battles
Vengeance
Vengeance vs. Razer Won
Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
2nd Seed, Semi-Finals, Round 2
Heat L, Eliminator vs. The Executioner Won
Heat L, Semi Final vs. Clawed Hopper Won
Heat L, Final vs. Fluffy Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 1 vs. Panic Attack (6) Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 2 vs. Firestorm 3 (7) Lost
Extreme Series 2
Tag Team Terror
with Diotoir, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Bulldog Breed & Robochicken Lost
Iron Maidens
Runner-up
Round 1 vs. Chompalot, Spin Doctor Qualified
Round 2 vs. Kat 3 Won
Final vs. Chompalot Lost
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
9th Seed, Heat, Round 2
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Brutus Maximus, Roobarb, Twister Qualified
Heat A, Round 2 vs. M2 Lost
All-Stars
Champion
Round 1 vs. Behemoth, Dantomkia, King B Powerworks Qualified
Round 2 vs. Kat 3 Won
Final vs. Dantomkia Won
US Series
Season 1
War of Independence
Representing UK, Champion
Eliminator vs. $6 Million Mouse (USA) Won
Semi-Final vs. Rosie The Riveter (USA) Won
Final vs. General Chompsalot (USA) Won

Wins/LossesEdit

  • UK Wins: 31
  • UK Losses: 8
  • US Wins: 3
  • US Losses: 0

Series RecordEdit

  • A early version of Pussycat that wasn't entered into Robot Wars
  • Pussycat without its blade in the Sumo Basho
  • Pussycat equipped with rear spikes, equipped to stop it falling over in the Sumo Basho
  • David Gribble and Robert Bettington with the Series 4 and 5 Pussycats, one without a shell
  • Two of the Pussycats with Bodyhammer in the background
  • David Gribble with the Extreme 1 model of Pussycat
  • Pussycat in the pits in Extreme 2, alongside Kitty
  • Stuart Barnwell with the Extreme 2 version of Pussycat at a Robot Crusade event in 2003
  • Pussycat being worked on in the pits during Series 7
  • Pussycat on display in 2003
  • Pussycat at a live event during Robot Wars' run
  • Pussycat at the Siemens Open Day in 2012
Main Series Pussycat Series Record
The First Wars Entered with Bodyhammer
The Second Wars Entered with Bodyhammer
The Third Wars Heat Final
The Fourth Wars Runner-up
The Fifth Wars Semi Finals, Round 2
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 2
Featherweight Championship with Kitty
Series 8 Entered with Dantomkia (Stuart Barnwell)
Entered with Kill-E-Crank-E (Robin Herrick)
Series 9 Entered with Push to Exit (Stuart Barnwell)
Entered with Crank-E (Robin Herrick)
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Pussycat
Series 2 Entered with Pussycat
Entered with Kitty (Alan Gribble)
Entered with Katnip (Stuart Barnwell)

Outside Robot WarsEdit

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Pussycat as Pink Pants, in Techno Games

Like many Robot Wars competitors, the team entered Techno Games 2003. Stuart Barnwell and Alan Gribble entered a weapon-less Pussycat in the football in Team Pink as "Pink Pants" along with a weaponless pink fur clad RaMyA (Razer My Arse), aka TX-108, but lost to Typhoon Rover and Typhoon 870 in the first round. It also lost to Incy Wincy in the Assault Course.

The Series 7 version of Pussycat has since been upgraded further and has competed in several robotic fighting competitions across the country. Sadly, like the team's other robots (Katnip and Kitty), Pussycat has retired from full-on competitive combat, but still appears in certain live events around the UK fighting in demonstration battles and fun events, it also acts as a display for events. Pussycat was temporarily in the possession of John Findlay of Team Roaming Robots, before recently being returned to Alan Gribble. With Alan Gribble's death, it is unknown who owns the second Bodyhammer shell, the Series 3 and 4 Pussycat shells and the Series 5 version of Pussycat. The original Bodyhammer shell was kept by Robin Herrick until a few years ago when it made its final journey to a rubbish dump in the far north of Scotland. Some of the original Bodyhammer parts, including a wheel and motors, still survive.

Appearances in MerchandiseEdit

TriviaEdit

Erazer

"We've taken out Razer" - Alan Gribble

Pussycat pullback and armour

A Pussycat pullback and piece of armour from the Series 4 Pussycat that was given to the seller by David Gribble. It sold for £25 on eBay.

"The Erazer!"
— On the side of Extreme 1 Pussycat, next to a crossed out picture of Razer
  • With 31 wins, Pussycat has the fourth-most UK wins, and the third-most overall when including its US wins.
  • Pussycat is the only robot to defeat Razer by knockout, doing so in both of their battles.
  • Pussycat has won all three of the major side competitions in the UK Series: an Annihilator, a Tag Team Terror and an All-Stars Tournament.
    • It is the only robot to win the All-Stars Tournament aside from Razer.
  • Pussycat had eight combat losses. In line with the famous adage "cat has nine lives", Pussycat was on its ninth and final life at the end of its Robot Wars career. This trivia is shared by Kat 3.
  • Pussycat was renowned for its reliability, and is in fact the most successful robot never to have lost via mechanical failure, having won 34 battles.
  • The original Pussycat cat picture was sketched by Robin Herrick's wife Sara but Robin drew in larger teeth to make it more menacing. The graphics were tweaked by Alan Gribble as the robot changed over the years.

HonoursEdit


Nominations

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.rr2h.uk/robot-wars
  2. http://www.coldfusionteam.uk/2000/ Pussycat Series 3 section of the Cold Fusion website

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