"...overall it would have to be Razer...a beautiful and distinctive design and technically very impressive..."
— Robot Wars judge Mat Irvine on the robot that most impressed him

Razer was a robot which competed in the British television game show Robot Wars. One of the most famous robots in the history of robotic combat, Razer remains the most successful robot in the show's history, with forty-one battle victories and seven robot combat championships to its name.

Razer competed in Series 2-6 of the original series, both series of Robot Wars Extreme and Series 8. It was plagued by unreliability early in its career, managing only three main competition victories in as many series, but won a number of side competitions, including the first two Robot Wars World Championships. It had far greater success post-2000, as it won The Fifth Wars and came runner-up in The Sixth Wars. It made a brief return when the show was rebooted in 2016, but was eliminated in the first round after falling into the pit with Kill-E-Crank-E.


"Part beak, part bird, part reptile; the whole is deadly!"
— Jonathan Pearce

The original Razer in Series 2, without self-righting wings

In all iterations, Razer was a steel and aluminium wedge-shaped robot with four-wheel drive and a powerful hydraulic crushing claw that crushed opponents into its wedge with 9 tonnes of pressure (3 tonnes at the top). The beak was powered off a 3000PSI, 5-piston radial hydraulic pump powered by a 12V car starter motor. It gave Razer a "part bird, part reptile" look, and was capable of crushing deep into opponent's innards and even lift them off the ground. Razer's beak was drilled full of holes - quoted as 450 in Series 4 - to meet the weight limit, but this did nothing to weaken the integrity of the powerful weapon.

"From the very start, Razer was designed to be a machine of ultimate offensive capability. The question now was - what style of weapon could totally disable the opposition? It was fairly obvious - half-decent armour would sustain little more than scratches and dents from axes, hammers, disc grinders and drills. Lifting and flipping devices are very useful, but if your adversary has a "srimech" (self-righting mechanism) then they are going to be coming back at you. Bearing in mind that corrosives, explosives, lasers and the like are not permitted, Ian and Simon had to decide on a mechanical method to inflict destruction. The one they chose was based on the principle of the fly press, a factory device which is used to bend and fold metal into shape by progressive force. If they could harness enough power to use this as the weapon, then Razer would prove a MOST devastating opponent. Mechanical means only, however, wouldn't create enough sustainable force. Pneumatics, too, would be insufficient. Then hydraulics were proposed (just think about the capabilities of a trolley jack). This system is so effective that the power of a human arm could lift a car weighing two tonnes or more! And so the weapon was therefore based on this principle."
— The Razer website on designing Razer[1]

The original version of Razer that fought in Series 2 was powered by 2 12 volt batteries, and driven by 2 12 volt Golf Caddy motors. It was the only version of Razer not to feature a srimech.[2]

"The central part of the chassis and the crushing arm were constructed first. Once these were complete, the rest of the chassis and the drives were added. It took the best part of three months of evenings and weekends for Ian and Simon to complete the first version of Razer, and it was finished literally the night before Robot Wars UK Series 2 began filming."
— The Razer website on designing Razer[3]

Official artwork of Razer's Series 3 appearance

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Official shot of Razer, for Series 4.

In Series 3, two "wings" were added to the side of the crushing arm to serve as a self-righting mechanism, should Razer ever be flipped over. The mechanism worked twofold; it fired the wings and locked the beak in the full upright position, so that when Razer rolled back over the tip of its scorpion tail would cushion the impact of hitting the floor, protecting the vulnerable underbelly from damage. Razer's wing expansion was so visually impressive that many began to refer to it as a "salute". The Series 3 version of Razer had new rear wheels and a Gyro, both added to improve control. The addition of a Gyro was suggested to Team Razer by George Francis of Team Chaos.

"The four-wheeled drive system on Razer means that it relies on skid steering to control the direction of the machine. It is biased to swing the back end round, thus keeping the crushing arm pointed at the opposition. This makes sense for offensive and defensive reasons. Solid rubber wheels are not really good enough for this system as it takes a lot of force to start the rear end turning, and once it does turn it keeps on going, making accurate steering tricky. Ian and Simon decided to custom build new wheels which incorporated rollers allowing sideward as well as forward motion. The wheel frames were originally made of aluminium but kept buckling from impacts. They have now been replaced with titanium (kindly supplied by Arthur Chilcott from Mortis - cheers, Arfa!!!). The rollers are made of polyurethane. This modification has greatly improved the control and has also significantly reduced the power consumption."
— The Razer website on designing Razer[4]

In Series 4, Razer narrowly weighed over the pre-Extreme 1 Heavyweight Limit.


Series 5 appearance, with new front scoop system

Razer S6

Razer, at the time of Series 6

During Extreme 1, the armour was upgraded, the transmission improved and a heavier wedge was added to the front of Razer to allow it to drive robots on to the immediate mercy of its claw (it used this to great effect against Firestorm, Dantomkia and Tornado) making it viciously nimble and accurate. In addition, Razer had an adjustable 'torsion bar' suspension that allowed very precise positioning of the front wedge 'snout', ultimately allowing it to lower or raise the wedge. It may have been remotely adjusted, but this is unclear.

"Razer cost approximately £1600 of our own money and about £2400 in sponsored parts - a total of £4000. It has taken around 2000 man-hours to achieve its current condition."
— The Razer website on the construction of Razer[5]
Razer extreme 2 official image

Razer in Extreme 2

In Extreme 2, Razer's internals were upgraded. Although this improved Razer's performance considerably, its motors were left untouched and struggled to support the power of the machine. This caused Razer to overheat and burn its motors out, which it did in the Extreme 2 All Stars and the European Championship, resulting in its initial retirement from the show. The original wheels were also replaced with spiked ones, in order to give Razer extra grip and traction on the arena floor.

Razer with team

Team Razer in 2016

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Frontal view of Razer

Razer Spinner Wedge

Razer with its anti-spinner wedge

In 2016, Razer received a number of upgrades to keep it up to date with the new rules and to keep it competitive against more modern opponents. Its weight was increased from 91.5kg to 109kg, and its speed increased to 12mph, while the robot was modified to feature contemporary internals including lithium polymer batteries. The 2016-spec Razer's armour consisted of 2.5mm HARDOX hardened steel with a 5mm shield, while the classic wheels were refitted as the spiked wheels seen in Extreme 2 offered no advantage on the steel floor. Razer also featured an unused wedge modification, providing a broad 19kg surface, intended to defend the robot when fighting spinners such as Carbide, though Razer was eliminated before it had the chance to use it.

Like Hypno-Disc and Chaos 2, Razer's design was so popular and effective that it inspired a number of similar designs. Indeed, later robots armed with vertical crushers, such as Ming 3, the Series 5 version of Suicidal Tendencies and Tiberius 2 and 3, would often have their weapons described by Jonathan Pearce as 'Razer-esque', further emphasising its influence despite these crushers being considerably different in design and function to Razer's.


A misconception perpetuated by Jonathan Pearce in Series 2 was that Razer was named after Neil "Razor" Ruddock, a West Ham footballer. In reality, its name was simply an extension of the verb "raze", which means "To level to the ground (e.g. a building)".


Due to being seeded in Series 4 and 6, Razer automatically qualified and did not need to go through the qualifiers. However, it did appear at the Robot Mayhem event where the Series 4 qualifiers were held, for demonstrations but not fights.[6]

However, in Series 5, Razer had to go through the qualifiers, because only eight spots were avaliable for the robots that did not reach the Semi-Finals of Series 4, so the eight remaining seeds were given out after the qualifiers. Razer fought four battles, including Barber-Ous.

"We were up against Razer (Why? It's seeded - but still did us some damage, but you could see them avoiding the rotating drum."
— The Barber-Ous website[7]

The exact result of this battle is unknown, but both robots qualified.

Razer also fought Lightning. It managed to puncture Lightning five times, but Lightning kept going until the end. Razer won on a judges' decision, whereas Lightning failed to qualify. [8]. It also took part in two exhibition battles. The first was with Granny's Revenge, Purple Predator, Rattus Rattus, Roobarb, and Shunt.

"We were all clearly briefed to burn the carpet and the old lady and have some fun. We had full control but was hampered slightly by the gearbox but the flipper worked. As the fight went on we got into a bit of a battle with razor and shunt (don't ask why, we just did) so while the fire raged and the old lady was being ripped to bits we somehow managed to push shunt into the pit and within a minute we got razor as well, now by this time the pit was full, what with shunt in there and all that so razor didn't quite drop in and was able to get out, they also raised the pit so shunt got out as well. We then just went for it, we got done buy razor a couple of times and have the holes to prove it shunt had a few pops as well and we eventually ended up in the pit (they didn't raise it for us)."
— The Roobarb website[9]

The second melee involved Lightning and Shunt, but little else is known about this battle.

"One robot went down the pit. We still survived, we had Razer attack us again, because Razer and Shunt were two of the six"
— Lawrie Calvert on the battle[10]

Razer was given the 4th seed for Series 5.



Razer vs Tornado

Razer and Tornado duel for the first time

Razer's most famous rivalry was with the Tornado team. The two robots first met in the All-Stars final in Extreme Series 1, in which Razer immediately grabbed hold of Tornado and tried to pierce the tyres of its opponent. Tornado briefly escaped but Razer grabbed hold once again, doing more damage and leaving it immobilised. This left Razer able to easily push Tornado into the pit. Their next encounter was in the semi-finals of The Second World Championship, which ended with a similar outcome. Once again, Razer quickly grabbed hold of Tornado and pierced through its armour. Razer then picked Tornado up and held it over the pit, eventually dropping it in.

"Many people could not believe what we had built, and even Craig and Philippa came into the pits specially to see the weapon..."
— Tornado website[11]
Tornado with frame

Tornado wielding the controversial anti-crusher web

Following these easy Razer victories, Tornado developed a special weapon for use in future battles between the two machines. It was a front-mounted spinning blade, supported by a large metal frame around the whole robot. The first time this weapon was used against Razer was in Extreme Warriors, in the semi-final of the International Championship. In this battle, Tornado was able to push Razer around easily, but when it pushed Razer into the CPZ, the House Robots attacked the cage when they weren't supposed to. Razer also ripped out Tornado's weapon motor in one of the attacks. The judges, however, gave the match to Tornado. Team Razer were so appalled, they confronted the judges directly. The judges had ignored the attacks on the cage by the House Robots, which they deemed should not have happened, but it became clear that they had accidentally mistaken Tornado's motor for Razer's wheel. The decision stood, but judge Professor Noel Sharkey later said it was one of the worst moments of his career.

The two robots met again in the Grand Final of Series 6, and Tornado used its anti-crusher device once more. In response to this weapon, the Razer team added an extended claw to the end of its beak, but all it could do was grab the frame of Tornado, and Tornado was able to push Razer around the arena and slam it into the arena walls. Eventually Razer was able to lift Tornado and carry it over to the pit, but Tornado's frame meant that it could not be dropped into the pit.

"They can't get them down the pit! Look at that, it's an anti-pit device as well!"
— The anti-crusher web plays a pivotal role in the outcome of Series 6.

Cease was called and Tornado took Razer's crown of UK Champion. This decision caused a storm of controversy, and spawned an undying feud between Razer and Tornado supporters.

"Incredible controversy! I mean, all our fans have been emailing us and saying "You were cheated!", "You were robbed!", so we've got to get our revenge for the fans!"
— Vinnie Blood, interviewed in Extreme Series 2, speaking of the Sixth Wars Grand Final.
Razer horn

Razer's "horn" in Extreme 2

Razer's final appearance in the UK competition

Razer in Extreme 2, with new front wheels and a shot of the hook adaptation

Tornado used the spinning blade and framework again in the semi-final of the European Championship in Extreme Series 2, but Razer had developed a new add-on in the shape of an upward-facing hook, which would be used to grab hold of Tornado's frame. The hook worked well, and Razer was able to lift Tornado by the frame. Razer opened the pit and tried to carry Tornado towards it, but the motors burnt out and it was unable to finish Tornado off. The judges went for Razer, but Team Razer later decided to forfeit their position and give the victory to Tornado, as they felt that that Razer had been immobilised for over thirty seconds.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

"A lethal scorpion-tailed robot, and that tail can crush with the pressure of nine tons! It can turn in tight corners, it’s nippy. It’s driven by two golf caddy motors, and this can make a few “holes in one”!"
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Razer

Razer made its first appearance in Heat D of Series 2.

"This was Razer's debut event - Ian and Simon were up until midnight on the day before filming commenced finishing their creation. Razer went into battle with practically no testing so quite how it would fare was always going to be in the lap of the gods."
— The Razer website[12]

Razer pushes Shunt back

In the Gauntlet, Razer went for the right route, but whilst driving through the ramrig, it suffered from interference which caused it to briefly lose control and this delay caused it to be trapped by the saws when they closed in. The saws retracted quickly, and Razer was able to get through to Shunt. Razer drove in underneath Shunt and pushed the house robot straight back to the endzone.

"Well it was a little bit tricky, I think we got a bit of radio bounce there because it was a bit unstable, but when we got through it, it was ok. Yeah, we pushed that wuss at the end there!"
— Ian Lewis after the Gauntlet

Razer completed the Gauntlet in the fastest time, so finished first in that stage.

"It was great to see the BBC roboteers come scurrying out afterwards to see what this new competitor had done to their beloved machine!"
— The Razer website

Razer was through to the Trial stage, which in this heat was Football.

"We’re preparing to liven it up a bit, because we think football’s wussy, so we’ll use a few of our opponents as the ball, I think!"
— Simon Scott before the Football
Razer trial

Dead Metal scores an own goal

The team attached a metal bar to Razer's crushing claw, which allowed it to push the ball much more efficiently. Razer raced to the ball, pushing it towards the goal at a great speed, but the ball went wide. Dead Metal accidentally pushed the ball into the goal whilst trying to push Razer back. As Razer was last to touch it, it went through.

"Ian and Simon wanted to use the round as an excuse to inflict damage, but other competitors were so slow off the mark that Razer had the ball in the back of the net in the blink of an eye and qualified!"
— The Razer website

Having finished first in the Gauntlet and Trial, Razer went into the Arena stage as the favourite for the Heat.

Razer crashed

Inquisitor is crushed by Razer, losing its flail

Razer Inquisitor

Razer continues to crumple the back of Inquisitor

At the Heat Semi-Final, Razer was drawn against Inquisitor. Here, Razer rammed Inquisitor into the arena wall. With Inquisitor trapped Razer began to crush the robot, breaking its flail mechanism. Then Shunt began to hammer at Inquisitor's armour, all though it didn't cause much damage. By now the Inquisitor team had given up but Razer kept on crushing the bodywork of Inquisitor, this time almost peeling a panel off. The house robots began to close in on Inquisitor, Matilda cutting into it with her chainsaw.

"Look at this! The favourite for tonight’s heat destroying Inquisitor straight away with that immense crushing arm! They’ve given up, I think, Inquisitor boys, Keith Milward and Gavin Hatton! Again, ominously curling down, bending, destroying! Even the Sir Killalot camera moves away, worried!"
— Jonathan Pearce

However, Inquisitor was still mobile and escaped, while Razer was suddenly unable to move, the first example of its infamous early unreliability.

"And Razer's in problems, I don't think Razer can move, I think they've broken down... Razer, can't move, and Razer is out, what a turn up!"
— Jonathan Pearce
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The now immobile Razer is attacked by Matilda

Razer Inquisitor 1

Sergeant Bash torches the underbelly of Razer

The House Robots then proceeded to attack the immobile Razer, with Matilda turning it on its side with its tusks (prompting the addition of the self-righting wings in the next series) and Sergeant Bash setting one of its inner sections on fire.

"...their opponents seemed all but vanquished. Then disaster struck! Ian manoeuvred to gain better purchase on Inquisitor, and in doing so caused Razer to jump in the air. As it landed, the force of the impact with the wheels turning sheared the drives and we were as good as dead."
— The Razer website explains the Series 2 defeat

Simon Scott later admitted, somewhat ironically, that the night before the fight he had advised that Inquisitor attack them rear on to give them more of a chance. Had he not said this, it is plausible that Razer would have caused much more damage, and possibly beaten Inquisitor.

However, Razer received the Best Design award at the end of the Series, on account of its power and unique weaponry.

Series 3Edit

Razer Backstabber

Razer scratches the outside of Backstabber

Razer vs backstabber

Backstabber is pitted by Razer

Razer came back again for Series 3, having been improved over 3 months. Its wheels were better-protected with new wheelguards, sleeker and more lightweight hardened sheet steel armour was fitted, and most importantly, self-righting wings were added. In its first round battle, Razer drove straight at Backstabber but could not get a grip of it with its crushing arm, with the tip sliding off its sloped sides. Backstabber was not moving, so Razer immediately pushed it into the pit. After cease was called, Razer tried to attack Matilda but caused no damage.

Aggrobot vs Razer

Razer crumples Aggrobot

In the second round. Razer was drawn against Aggrobot, Razer initially struggled to do damage due to its opponent's tall size and slanted sides. Still, it maintained control of the match, pinning down Aggrobot repeatedly and making some visible scratches. Eventually, Razer found a weak point - the hole in Aggrobot's shell that accommodated the spike. Razer stuck its beak in and crumpled Aggrobot's back panel.

Razer malfuctions

Razer pinned on its arm

"Well Razer's gone up, in a pirouette of delight, and, I think, has immobilized itself!"
— Razer is pinned on its rear spike
Aggrobot Razer House Robots

Razer is attacked by Dead Metal whilst Aggrobot also sustains damage

But Razer then ran into problems - the crushing arm malfunctioned and raised to its maximum height, whereby the rear spike lifted its wheels off the ground. The team couldn't get the beak to lower, and Razer was immobile. Dead Metal came in and cut into its beak, and Razer was eliminated at the heat semi-final yet again.

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Razer is awarded the Best Design award again

However, Razer would go on to win the Best Design Award for the second year running. Razer was also nominated for the Best Engineered Robot Award, but lost out to Chaos 2.


Razer completes the car door on route to its Pinball victory

Razer was also going to take part in the Series 3 Soccer competition, in a match against Miss Struts, but due to an accident behind the scenes filming was rescheduled and Razer was entered in the Pinball tournament instead. Here, Razer knocked over most of the barrels, hit two of the targets guarded by House Robots, hit the multiball release, pushed the giant sphere into the pit, and opened the car door gate. After clearing most of the targets in the arena, Razer won the Pinball tournament with 210 points.

Razer was brought into the International League Championship of Series 3 as a substitute for Cassius 2, who for reasons unknown, was unable to compete. Razer was drawn against Prometheus in its first battle, but Prometheus suffered internal damage in its own first battle, rendering it unable to battle Razer. Razer was awarded three points and went on to fight Techno-Lease.

Razer (ENG) vs Techno-Lease (NED)

Techno-Lease crushed by Razer

At the start of the battle, Razer quickly darted around to the side of Techno-Lease and crumpled into its top armour.

"Can it withstand the crushing claw of Razer? No!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Razer pierces Techno-Lease's top armour
Razer crushed into Techno-Lease again, this time crushing down one of its side panels. Razer pushed Techno-Lease into Shunt, but Shunt attacked Razer instead. Shunt picked up Razer with his front bucket and carried it a fair distance across the arena. Shunt dragged Razer back into the CPZ and flipped it. Razer used its self-righting wings to get back up, resuming the attack on Techno-Lease. Razer punctured its armour again before using the spike on the rear end of its crushing claw to lever Techno-Lease up. Techno-Lease was immobilised after this and attacked by the House Robots. Razer then got its revenge on Shunt by crumpling his front bucket shovel.
Razer vs Diotoir

Razer pits Diotoir to win the International League.

Razer then chased Matilda, trying to break off her chainsaw. The battle ended at this point.

In the Final, Razer faced the Irish Diotoir. Razer began the battle by driving into Diotoir and getting its wedge underneath it. Razer crumpled and punctured Diotoir's armour, immobilising it. As Diotoir was already finished, Razer pitted it, there by winning the International League Championship for England.

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Razer pierces into the top of All Torque

Razer All Torque 2

Razer's attack forces both robots' rear-ends into the air

Having won the International League, Razer also represented England in the First World Championship. In the first round against All Torque, Razer quickly got underneath its opponent and pierced through the armour with its hydraulic claw. Razer continued to attack and crumpled the stainless steel armour of All Torque. Eventually, the damage from Razer's claw became too much and All Torque broke down.

Razer Chaos 2 2

Chaos 2 gets in with an early flip on Razer

Razer vs Chaos 2

Razer attacks Chaos 2

In the quarter finals Razer faced UK champion Chaos 2, which managed to get underneath Razer but was unable to flip it over completely. Razer was then able to drive up behind Chaos 2 and catch it with its crushing ram, piercing Chaos 2's gas bottle in the process. Razer then dragged Chaos 2 into the reach of Dead Metal, which used its saw to slice into Chaos 2's flipper. With the flipper left unable to work from the earlier attack from Razer, Chaos 2 broke free from Dead Metal and reversed into the pit, avoiding any further damage.

Razer vs 101

Razer crushes 101

Razer 101 1

Razer hoists 101 up

Razer faced 101 in the semi-finals. Before the battle, Team 101 were understandably worried their robot was going to be destroyed, so wrote several messages on the robot saying "Don't hurt me Razer!", and pointing out the most expensive components. The Razer team obliged, and avoided doing terminal damage. Razer started by chasing its opponent into the pincers of Dead Metal and then easily cut into its armour. Razer continued to pierce the shell of 101 and ripped off a section of its steel armour. 101 hardly left the clutches of Razer and major damage was caused to the armour of 101 throughout the battle. However, despite the massive amount of damage caused to the robot, 101 survived for the whole battle and the decision went to the judges, who went for Razer.

Behemoth vs Razer

Behemoth pins Razer down

Razer Behemoth

Razer struggles to self-right on the flame pit

The Grand Final was against Behemoth, which was soon able to get underneath Razer and flip it onto its side. Behemoth then pushed it around which left Razer unable to self-right until Matilda interfered and Razer was able to break free. Behemoth again managed to flip Razer over and pushed it onto the flame pit. Razer tried to self-right, but its wing was caught on the grille of the flame pit and it was stuck on its side. Dead Metal eventually nudged Razer off the flame pit which allowed Razer to self-right and attack Behemoth.

Razer fights back, crushing Behemoth's frame

Razer Behemoth 1

Razer comes in with one last attack on the side of Behemoth

Razer gripped onto the side of Behemoth and easily crushed through the armour, causing damage. Razer continued to cause damage to Behemoth for the rest of the battle with three separate attacks. Cease was called with both robots still mobile and the judges decided, with a 2 to 1 split decision, that Razer was the first World Champion.
"I fell in love with Razer the first time I saw it"
— Robot Wars creator Marc Thorpe, presenting the trophy to Razer

This victory made Razer both the World Champions and International Champions.

Series 4Edit

"Will this be Razer's championship at last?"
— Jonathan Pearce at the start of Razer's first round battle

Despite their early exit in the main competition of the Third Wars, Razer was seeded number 3 in this wars due to its status as reigning World and International champion.

Robochicken Razer

Razer carries Robochicken

Razer velocirippa

Razer holds Velocirippa over the flames

Placing against Robochicken and Velocirippa, the three met in the centre of the arena, and Razer picked up Robochicken. It carried Robochicken over to the flame pit while Velocirippa bumped into Razer. Razer left Robochicken for Dead Metal to deal with and turned its attention to Velocirippa. It pierced with its claw taking out the front steering servos and put it over the flame jet, but Velocirippa got away, but with no steering and no reverse, Velocirippa crashed into the wall and became effectively immobilised. Robochicken qualified with Razer.

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Razer drags Milly across the flames

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The ruins of Milly-Ann Bug

Razer fought Milly-Ann Bug in the second round. Milly-Ann Bug tried to avoid Razer, but Razer caught them, piercing the rear dom and lifting it into the air. Razer pulled Milly-Ann Bug over the flames, setting Milly-Ann Bug's hair alight, before herding it towards a corner. Razer sank its beak in between the two domes in an attempt to break its opponent in half. The coupling proved to be too tough, and Razer repositioned and pierced the front dome of Milly-Ann Bug. Razer attempted once more to break Milly in half, succeeding in breaking off its previously crippled wheel, but failing to break it in two. With one wheel gone, Milly-Ann Bug could not escape, so Razer came in again, capturing Milly and slicing off its front right wheel, followed by the front left wheel.

"What a horrible torture this is! Its like watching some maniacal, horrible schoolboy pull the legs off a spider."
— Jonathan Pearce

Once the final wheel had been cut free, Razer pulled back and did its famous salute. Shunt and Razer bumped Milly-Ann Bug around, with Shunt's axe slamming down and ripping its hair free. With Milly-Ann Bug immobilised, Razer went through to the Heat Final for the first time, where its opponent was the 19th seeds Pussycat.

"You haven't broken down yet!"
— Craig Charles tempts fate.
Razer vs pussycat

Pussycat attacks Razer.

However, in the Heat Final, The two robots shot forward, bouncing off each other upon collision. Pussycat was too fast and unusually shaped for Razer to gain easy purchase with its claw, but Pussycat managed to land a few minor blows with its blade on the rear and side of Razer. Pussycat became briefly wedged beneath the claw, and Razer shot towards the side wall. Once it slammed Pussycat against the wall, it spun in a circle and ran back into the wall. Pussycat pulled away but flipped onto its side. Whilst it floundered around, trying to land on its wheels, it became apparent that Razer was not able to move away from the wall.

"Whats happened here? Razer, I think, is stuck on the Arena wall! Oh no, not again!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Razer pitted

Razer is pitted by Dead Metal

Razer was stuck in forward gear, and it attempted to shimmy its front to one side so that it could drive sideways and steer away. However, it had driven right next to a spike, and this obstructed its escape. Pussycat, having righted itself, landed a blow on Razer's back, carving a gouge in Razer's rear armour. Before long, Razer was completely immobile, with the wheels destroyed by Pussycat's blade. Dead Metal fetched Razer's limp form and pushed it into the pit.

At the end of the episode Ian Lewis gave an interview to the camera heavily criticising Pussycat's tactics of assaulting Razer long after it had been immobilised, implying they had gone against an unspoken roboteers' code of going easy on immobilised robots. Lewis also used the previous battles from the heats of examples of them not using Razer to inflict further damage when they had ample opportunity to do so.

"Some of us are gentlemen. Some of us hold back. When you're out of control, you don't just go for it, do you? A Gentleman's Agreement...and around here we are kinda a bit...hold-back-ish. We've got three tonnes of pressure underneath there, and when we were against Milly-Ann Bug earlier, we held back, because we knew we were on top of those expensive pieces. But those guys {Pussycat}, for some reason, ran out of control after about ten seconds and they just laid into it."
— Ian Lewis after the battle

Razer also took part in the Pinball and Sumo Basho tournaments of Series 4: it did not perform particularly well in either, failing to defend its Pinball Warrior title, scoring only 95 points after abandoning the run to attack Sir Killalot, and being knocked off the Sumo podium by Shunt in less than 5 seconds.

Razer vs Vercingetorix

Razer crushes Vercingetorix

In the first round of the Southern Annihilator, Razer picked on Vercingetorix, puncturing its shell before attacking Attila the Drum. However, due to Attila's shape, Razer was unable to damage it, so attacked Vercingetorix again, which caused it to break down.

Southern annihilator

Onslaught lifts both Razer and Spawn of Scutter

It had a scare in the second round, as after piercing Spawn of Scutter, Onslaught and Behemoth thrusted Razer onto its side by the flame pit. Attila the Drum, Behemoth and Onslaught pressurised Razer, preventing it from self-righting but finally Razer got back onto its wheels only for Onslaught to toppled it again. Razer self-righted, was flipped again, but self-righted again and got a grip on Behemoth's scoop and then got in on the sides. Behemoth was too slow to get away and suffered major damage. Spawn of Scutter rammed into Razer but stopped moving and Behemoth was only just moving. Razer pierced the front of Spawn of Scutter before the cease was called. The judges were called upon and despite the damage to Behemoth they ruled that Spawn of Scutter was totally immobilised and Behemoth was still just moving. However, the damage Razer caused to Behemoth caused them to withdraw.

It had another brief scare in the fourth round, as it was unable to harm either Attila the Drum or Onslaught, but Attila ran into Sir Killalot, and became immoblilised.

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Razer crushes Matilda at the conclusion of the Southern Annihilator

In the final, Onslaught started well, avoiding Razer, and when Razer did catch Onslaught, it was unable to pierce it initially. Razer eventually got hold of one of Onslaught's rear wheels and shredded it, before Onslaught drove into Matilda's CPZ, where it was flipped over and immobilised.

"And Matilda, pressurised and punctured by Razer!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Razer celebrated its victory by attacking Matilda and caused horrible damage such as wrecking the chainsaw weapon, filling the back end full of holes and setting it on fire.

Extreme 1Edit

Razer vs Gemini

Razer is toppled while holding one of the Gemini twins.

Razer had a successful Extreme, winning 7 out of 8 battles in 3 events. It competed in the All Stars where, in the first round, it met the clusterbot Gemini. From the off, Razer was able to grab one of the twins and crush it. The second twin rescued the first by flipping Razer (and the first twin) over. The process repeated, but with the twins swapping roles. Razer again attacked the second twin, and after it was released, the robots spent the rest of the match avoiding each other.

Unbeknownst to the viewing audience, however, further drama occurred after the fight appeared to stop. As Razer drove over the arena floor flipper, it activated, throwing Razer into the air and back into the mechanism, threatening to crush it. Razer was freed, but rendered immobile on one side. It eventually caught one of the Gemini twins again by the flipper mechanism, which fired its flipper to try and escape just as Razer was crushing down. Under extreme stress, Razer's hydraulic system ruptured, rendering it completely immobile. The fight was stopped at this point, and the judges chose to put Razer through having judged the battle up to the point the arena flipper had fired. The controversial moment was edited out of the broadcasted episode.

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Razer crumples Behemoth's scoop

Razer then faced Behemoth for the third time. (They were also in the same heat in Series 2, but didn't fight each other.) From the beginning, Razer crumpled Behemoth's scoop, but Behemoth fought back, pushing Razer into Shunt's CPZ Razer was forced to release Behemoth. A lot of dodging and driving around each other occurred, until Behemoth got to Razer's side and flipped it right over, pinning it down with its scoop at the same time. Doing this prevented Razer from righting itself, and Behemoth drove Razer against the arena wall, still pinning it down. However, due to the "no-pinning" rule, Behemoth was forced to retreat. Instead, it attempted to flip Razer just as its "wings" stretched out to their furthest, preventing it from self-righting. The second attempt backfired and Razer landed on its wheels. It then charged at Behemoth from the side, buffeting it and forcing underneath, before crushing straight into the side armour. In the last five seconds, it was forced to let go, but Behemoth retaliated and managed to flip Razer just before Cease was called. Despite this last spurt of aggression, a unanimous judges' decision gave Razer the win.

Razer vs Firestorm

Razer picking up Firestorm

Razer vs Firestorm III

Razer fills Firestorm with holes

In the Semi-Final, Razer faced Firestorm 3. Firestorm began straight away by driving in at Razer, allowing Razer to grab Firestorm and piercing its flipper, before piercing Firestorm's body, lifting it up while performing its 'salute'. Razer made a third hole while pushing Firestorm into Matilda's CPZ, where Firestorm was attacked by Matilda and Shunt. Cease was called with Firestorm having received large amounts of damage. The judges put Razer into the final, where it faced Tornado.

Razer vs Tornado

Razer hoists Tornado

This was the first time Razer and Tornado fought. Razer got hold of Tornado almost instantly, and refused to let go of it properly in the battle at all. Razer's beak always sunk at least 2cm inside Tornado's armour. Tornado lost drive on one side as Razer cut its chain, and then on the other side as the drive pin on the motor pinion came out. There was nothing Tornado could do, as Shunt found out when the House Robot was able to pit it.

"Razer, worthy winners of our All-Stars Final, worthy winners of Robot Wars Extreme, as all that is left to do is snuff out the Tornado, dampen down the hurricane, quieten the whirlwind! "We have put the wind up you" said Razer, and in the end, lets be honest, it wasn't even a close shave"!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Pussycat immobilises Razer

Razer attempted to take its vengeance on Pussycat after being defeated by the Cold Fusion Team's machine in Series 4 due to a malfunction. Razer seemed the stronger as it pierced Pussycat's tough shell and holding it over the flame pit. After a slight tussle, Pussycat shook free and its blade hit one of Razer's front wheels. This attack jammed the wheel and impaired Razer's movement. Another attack by Pussycat on the side of the chassis immobilised Razer completely. Pussycat continued to attack Razer while it was being counted out, although not causing as much damage as in Series 4 due to Razer's improved armour. Shunt then pushed it into the pit. The Razer team were much more gracious in defeat this time, but they still requested another re-match for the future.

"Will the score EVER be settled?""
— Craig Charles as Ian Lewis requests another battle
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Razer pierces The Revolutionist

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Razer crushes Diotoir

Razer also entered the Second World Championship, representing the UK, the places allocated to the four semi-finalists of the All-Stars tournament. This competition was also broadcast during Extreme Warriors: Season 1. In its heat, Razer faced The Revolutionist, Diotoir and Flensburger Power. Razer's first target was The Revolutionist. It was unable to cause any damage on the first attempt, but made a massive hole on the second attempt. Diotoir had just immobilised Flensburger Power, apparently just by pushing it around the arena, and attempted to attack Razer, only for Razer to pierce the fur and armour and hold it over the flame pit. The judges were called on again, but as The Revolutionist was virtually immobilised, it was an easy decision for them, and Razer was put through.

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Razer crushes Tornado's tyre

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Tornado is dropped into the pit

In the second round, it faced a Grudge Match in the form of Tornado. By now all of Tornado's disc teeth were well past their best, so to give it half a chance, the team changed to the charity event weapon, the bulldozer scoop. The fight was much closer this time, and Tornado managed to push Razer about for a bit, while Razer got several nips in on the red machine. The turning point came when Tornado opened the pit and Razer's beak got stuck in Tornado's top armour. Razer held Tornado up above the pit and dropped it in.

"Now you can see why they're the reigning champions!"
— Craig Charles to Team Tornado after the battle
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Razer traps the shuffling banks of Drillzilla

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Razer and Sir Killalot trap Drillzilla

The American walkerbot Drillzilla was Razer's opponent in the final. Straight away, Razer grabbed hold of Drillzilla's shuffling mechanism, and attempted to crush it, but to no avail. Razer then tried to grab hold of Drillzilla, but could not get through the armour. Drillzilla escaped, but Razer managed to catch it and clamped hold of Drillzilla again. Cease was called and the judges decided that Razer, being the dominant robot throughout the entire fight, were the winners.

"And still, the undisputed Champions of the World- Razer!"
— Craig Charles

Razer was also due to take part in the People's Challenge event, where it would fight Hypno-Disc, as requested by readers of the Robot Wars Magazine. However, both teams withdrew, believing it would not be worth the damage to their robots, and the event never went ahead.

Series 5Edit


Big Nipper is hoisted by Razer

Razer, now seeded fourth, faced newcomers Big Nipper in the first round. As the two machines charged towards each other, A with the impact causing visible damage to both machines. One of Big Nipper's claws was bent slightly, and one of Razer's self-righting wings broken off. Razer then chased and pierced Big Nipper from the side, all the while dragging it around the arena. After coming in for another attack, Razer successfully lifted Big Nipper aloft and held it above the flame pit. Big Nipper flapped its weaponry around in an attempt to get down and eventually did so.Razer pushed Big Nipper over towards Shunt who perforated its armour, and inevitably, the damage taken from Razer took its toll, leaving Big Nipper immobilised. The Refbot counted out the wrecked Big Nipper.


Razer breaks a panel on Widow's Revenge

"Let's be honest Razer team, if you win, you've got no homes to go to, it's your decision!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Razer fights Widow's Revenge
In the second round, the Razer team faced the all-girls team Widow's Revenge. For entertainment value, the Robot Widows were masqueraded as the Razer Team's wives and girlfriends. Widow's Revenge was destroyed by Razer who broke its top panels before Matilda's flywheel caused plenty of further damage. Part of Widow's Revenge had become stuck underneath the floor flipper, before Razer drove into the pit attempting to pit Widow's Revenge. Widow's Revenge had already been counted out, therefore reinstated Rick was the opponent in the Heat final.
"We were in big trouble after that one."
— Simon Scott, after they defeated their "other halves"

Rick comes under attack from Razer and Shunt

Razer attacked Rick's exposed tyres as soon as this Heat Final begun, but couldn't cause any significant damage. Razer then crushed through Rick's plexiglass top panel, and almost got its claw into Rick's innards when Rick opened its flipper. Rick closed it just before Razer could capitalise. It attempted to use its flipper to ward away the consistent onslaught of Razer, but afterwards, Razer sunk its claw into the right hand side of Rick, lifted it into the air and placed it onto the flame pit, where it was counted out. Razer and Shunt positioned Rick on the floor flipper, where it was flung, straight onto the closed pit. As Shunt was finishing off Rick, Razer began to attack Sir Killalot from the rear.
"They've beaten their wives and girlfriends and opponents, and now they're taking on the house robots, too!"
— Jonathan Pearce

The house robot turned around and chased Razer across the arena, until Razer grappled onto one of its arms. Sir Killalot used this opportunity to turn Razer over and drag them into the descending pit. However, Razer was already through to the Semi-finals for the first time.

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Razer pushes Spawn Again into the pit

In its first battle in the series semi finals, Razer fought Spawn Again. Razer immediately got under Spawn Again, pinning their flipper down with its crusher, before puncturing the thirteenth seeds armour and flipper. Spawn Again tried to get away, but Razer pushed them straight into Shunt. Spawn Again attacked by Shunt and Sergeant Bash, and its flipper broke. Spawn Again ran into the pit release, and broke down, so Razer came in and pushed Spawn Again down into the pit.

"Well, what can we say, I can't believe the thing was still running after that!"
— Darren Hayden-Ball of Team Scutterbots
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Razer cuts into S3

For a place in the Grand Final, Razer defeated reinstated robot S3. The 'hammerhead shark' was unable to hit Razer with its vertical spinning disc as Razer repeatedly pierced the aluminium shell before pushing S3 towards Dead Metal who use its circular saw. Eventually S3 started smoking and the spinning disc that had been so impressive in the loser's melee stopped. Razer unanimously won the resulting judges' decision to reach the Grand Final.


Firestorm 3 pushes Razer across the pit of oblivion

In the Grand Final Eliminator, Razer faced Firestorm 3 for the second time, but it was to prove much closer this time. Razer caused damage to the Durham machine's flipper, but Firestorm spent sizable periods of the match grappling with Razer, twice pushing the pair across the face of the pit of oblivion. Eventually cease was called, and for the second time in Robot Wars, the judges descended to inspect for damage. This was Razer's closest ever battle, and was declared the winner.
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Razer lifts Bigger Brother

"And Razer's feel has the touch of cold steel. Slicing into Bigger Brother - a slice is nice. Twice!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Bigger Brother had taken major damage from Hypno-Disc in the other Grand Final Eliminator, but received help from several other teams to get it ready for the final against Razer. Here, Razer dominated the battle, slicing into Bigger Brother’s armour, even lifting them up into the air with its beak, while Bigger Brother did not get a single flip on Razer. The unanimous judges' decision awarded the win to Razer who, after two World Championship wins, was finally crowned UK Champion.

In addition to the UK Championship, Razer won its third Best Design Award. Razer was additionally nominated for the Best Engineered Robot Award but lost out to Derek.

US Season 2 Edit

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Razer pierces Kat 3's wheel hub

Razer represented the UK in the International Championship of the second season of the US Series Extreme Warriors. It defeated Kat 3 in the first round after crushing into it several times until eventually piercing Kat 3's tyre, immobilising it. With Kat 3 defeated, Razer pitted its opponent, and progressed to the second round.


Razer lifts Tornado by the cage

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Tornado pushes Razer into Sgt Bash while Dead Metal comes to investigate

In the second round, it faced Tornado, a machine Razer had defeated twice previously. For this battle however, Tornado was fitted with a large metal frame with a spinning blade at the front. Created especially for fighting Razer, the frame made it impossible for Razer to reach the inner parts of Tornado. Tornado's changes appeared to be highly controversial, but were deemed legal as the team had made it clear alongside all its other weapons before the series had begun. Much of the match consisted of Tornado pushing Razer around but Razer managed to use its claw to dig into Tornado's workings and then lift it into the air. Razer managed to push Tornado into the CPZs where the house robots caused damage to Tornado's frame and in the struggle, Tornado's weapon motor had broken off. The match went to a Judges' decision and despite the damage done to Tornado, the judges controversially gave the decision to Tornado, having thought that Tornado's weapon motor belonged to Razer.

Series 6Edit

Razer vs Brutus Maximus

Razer crushes Brutus Maximus

Razer began the defence of its title against Raging Reality, Brutus Maximus and W.A.S.P. Razer almost immediately concentrated on the exposed wheels and wooden construction of Brutus Maximus, crushing one of its bicycle wheels. Raging Reality flipped W.A.S.P. into Sir Killalot, who dragged it into the CPZ, before drilling a large hole in its side, immobilising it. The limping Brutus Maximus rammed into Razer, who was now trying to attack Raging Reality, doing a bit of damage to the silver machine's front end. Brutus Maximus was beginning to fall to pieces prior to Razer peeling off one of its side panels. A flip by Raging Reality made a wheel fall out of Brutus Maximus, which rolled straight into the pit. Sir Killalot closed in and put the petrol powered machine on the flame pit which preceded it being counted out and flipped out of the arena by Raging Reality. Razer attacked the defeated W.A.S.P. before cease was called.

Psycho vs Cyrax

Razer pushes Cyrax into Mr. Psycho

Cyrax vs Razer

Cyrax flips the reigning champions

In the second round, Razer grabbed its opponent Cyrax straight away, but did little damage. Another attack by Razer on the rear of the pyramid shaped robot crushed a hole in Cyrax's armour. Cyrax attempted to get its axe into play, but couldn't land more than glancing blows on the overwhelming favourite. Razer held Cyrax on the flame pit for a few seconds while scratching the side of the newcomers. Razer pushed Cyrax into Growler, who held onto Cyrax with its own jaw weaponry at the same time. Razer pierced Cyrax leaving another crevice in its armour then held it under Mr. Psycho's hammer. The new house robot hammered Cyrax twice, causing a small light to come off the top of the machine. Cyrax tried to use its axe again, before pushing Razer back and surprisingly managing to flip Razer over. Razer self-righted in the final 15 seconds and the fight went to a judges' decision, which went to Razer.

Razer vs Raging Reality

Razer pushes Raging Reality into Matilda's CPZ

In the Heat Final, Razer got underneath the flipper of Raging Reality and rammed it into a wall next to Matilda's CPZ, causing Raging Reality to lose drive after attacks on the front of it. Slowly, Razer pushed Raging Reality into Matilda's flywheel, ripping a gash into its side and sending a piece of armour flying out of the arena. Razer finished the heat by placing the mangled Raging Reality onto the closed pit of oblivion and pressing the pit release button.

Craig Charles: "Then you take Raging Reality, this is so cheeky, and you put it on top of the pit, and then you go off and release it, and it just went down like a sinking ship"
Simon Scott: "We thought it would be a new idea, we haven't done that one before."
— Post battle interview
Razer vs Wild Thing

Razer pierces the side of Wild Thing.

Razer vs Wild Thing

Razer lifts Wild Thing

Razer fought 9th seeds Wild Thing 2 in the first round of the Semi-finals. Its very first attack tore through Wild Thing’s side panel. Razer and Wild Thing 2 then spent the majority of the battle spinning around in an embrace, with both machine's weaponry causing minimal damage to the other. Razer eventually punctured one of Wild Thing 2's tyres. In escaping, the Adam's family machine drove straight onto the flame pit. Razer had another attack on Wild Thing 2, this time being able to lift it off the ground with its hydraulic crusher. Razer put its opponent out of its misery by activating the pit, holding Wild Thing 2 above it, doing its signature pirouette, before dumping the 9th seed in.

Dantomkia vs Razer

Razer crushes Dantomkia

Newcomers Dantomkia, who had to go through the loser's melee, was Razer's opponent in the semi final second round. Razer quickly grappled with Dantomkia, before it slammed Razer back into the arena wall. Razer fought back by puncturing Dantomkia a couple of times, then pushed it toward the flame pit, however Dantomkia used its flipper to free itself from the reigning champion's grip. Razer drove Dantomkia into Mr. Psycho, where a hammer blow reigned down. Bravely, just before cease was called, Dantomkia retaliated by ramming it into the other house robot, Sir Killalot. The resulting judges' decision put Razer into the grand final again.

Razer vs Terrorhurtz

Razer pierces Terrorhurtz

In the Grand Final Eliminator, Razer faced Terrorhurtz, which had defeated three seeded machines to qualify. In an extremely well controlled performance, Razer immediately drove around the swinging double headed axe and began crumpling the polycarbonate armour on top of Terrorhurtz, while John Reid's axe cleaved at thin air. Razer proceeded to lift Terrorhurtz into the air, before the power of the axe made it crash back down. Razer pushed Terrorhurtz into the CPZ, where it took more punishment from the axe of Shunt. Razer clamped onto the side of Terrorhurtz one more time and pierced deep into its opponent before once again activating the pit and pushing Terrorhurtz in.

"We came against a serious opposition, and just couldn't do anything about him"
— John Reid of Team Hurtz

Standing between back-to-back UK titles was Tornado, once again armed with the Anti-Crusher Weapon. This time, Razer had added a hook to the end of its jaw to grab onto Tornado's cage and drag it towards the pit.

Tornado slams Razer

Razer is slammed against the arena wall

Razer vs tornado

Razer is unable to pit Tornado

The final started with Tornado ramming Razer several times, although rather ineffectively. Tornado's lawnmower blade had stopped spinning at one point, and Razer grabbed onto the cage several times, but kept losing its grip due to the power and agility of its opponent. Razer's claw extension looked rather flimsy, unable to grab onto Tornado. Razer then got stuck behind the arena floor disc button, and Tornado began its usual method of repeated ramming. Refbot looked as if he would count out Razer, but actually intervened and freed it. Tornado continued its onslaught, pushing Razer into Dead Metal and Shunt. Tornado pushed the pit release button, but it was Razer who finally managed to get a grip on Tornado's cage who, to the delight to of the crowd, raising it into the air and almost overbalancing. The Series 5 champions drove Tornado straight towards the pit, but Tornado's wide frame prevented it from falling down. Razer held its adversary above the pit until cease was called. It took the judges forty-five minutes to declare that, quite controversially, Tornado was the Sixth Wars champion.

Extreme 2Edit

13Black vs Razer vs Chaos 2

Chaos 2 flips Razer


Razer has one of its wings torn off by 13 Black

In the second series of Extreme, Razer entered two competitions, the first of these being the All-Stars Tournament. In Round One it met Chaos 2 for the second time and Series 6 semi finalist 13 Black. Razer started by trying to gain a grip on 13 Black, but one of 13 Black's disc caused a gash in the side of Razer. Chaos 2 tried to flip Razer, but ended up flipping both it and 13 Black, so the machines both landed on their wheels. Razer then managed to grip onto one of 13 Black's discs, but could not pierce it. Razer let go and was flipped from the side by Chaos 2, but Razer rolled through the air and managed to land on its wheels. Razer gripped onto one of 13 Black's discs again before Chaos 2 had another attempt at flipping the two of them, but failed. Razer chased after 13 Black, but was wedged underneath by Chaos 2 and one of its self-righting wings was ripped off by 13 Black. Chaos 2 could not flip Razer however and tried to push it around. Razer eventually managed to escape from the flipper of Chaos 2, who was then immobilised from severe damage caused by 13 Black. Razer pierced through the rear armour of Chaos 2, and advanced to Round 2.


Spawn Again beaches itself over the pit

There, Razer met Team Scutterbots for the third time in Robot Wars. Spawn Again drove away from Razer in the early stages, while Razer tried to gain a grip on the rear of Spawn Again, but failed. Razer eventually managed to claw onto the front of Spawn Again, but the armour had been improved after its encounter with Razer in Series 5 and Razer could only put a dent in the flipper. Spawn Again drove away and activated the Pit, before driving over it as it descended, which left Spawn Again stuck. Razer tried to push the trapped machine into the Pit, but Spawn Again fired its flipper which caused it to fall down, leaving Razer to progress through to the Heat Final of the second All Stars Heat, where it fought 13 Black again.


Razer suspends 13 Black over the pit

13 Black immediately started spinning on its axis as soon as activate was called, causing Razer to bounce off upon contact. Razer tried a second attack, but it was deflected again by the spinning 13 Black. Razer chased after 13 Black, who then hit Razer and caused it to turn away, before 13 Black drove into the Arena wall and one of its discs became stuck on the barrier. Razer exploited this by getting underneath 13 Black from the side and crushing down on it several times, while Shunt used its axe on one of the discs. Razer let go of 13 Black after a while and pressed the Pit release, before gripping 13 Black again and dumping it down the Pit.


Razer's beak crushes Firestorm's hopes once again.

Razer then met Firestorm for the third time in the All Stars Final. The two darted around each other first, before Firestorm drove into Razer's front and pushed it into Dead Metal. Razer was attacked by Dead Metal’s saw but escaped from the Corner Patrol Zone with only superficial damage sustained. Firestorm became stuck under an angle grinder and Razer tried to grip it, before Dead Metal managed to free the machine of Graham Bone. Firestorm then got underneath Razer and tried to flip it, but could only lift it up. Firestorm then met Razer head-on once again and pushed it into Dead Metal, but it was gripped by the claw of Razer, who then managed to pierce Firestorm several times. Firestorm began to lose mobility, before Razer pushed it into the Pit release and dumped it in to become All Stars Champion for the second time.

"We had an offer of many thousands for it"
— Simon Scott reveals a mystery bidder

Razer also entered the European Championship, qualifying as World Champion. This competition was also broadcast during German Robot Wars. In the first round, it faced PulverizeR, the Dutch Champion.

Philippa Forrester: "Razer is sleeping. But are they doing anything to awaken the passion?"
Vinnie Blood: "Passion? Funny you should mention that, we think that PulverizeR are actually sending us love letters at the moment..."
— Team Razer introduce their "love letter"
Razer vs Pulveriser

Razer grips hold of PulverizeR

Razer vs PulverizeR

PulverizeR drives into the pit

Razer began by chasing the spinner into the activation button for the Disc of Doom. Having initially struggled to catch its opponent, Razer grabbed hold of the Dutch robot with assistance from Growler and, once PulverizeR got away, Razer grabbed it again. It carried PulverizeR to the pit release button and activated it, before letting the Dutch robot go. However, Razer quickly grabbed it again, but it escaped. The World Champions then chased it around the arena, but sustained a big hit to the crusher from PulverizeR's flywheel. However, PulverizeR then drove into the pit, and Razer celebrated as it went through.

In the semi-final, it would prove to be an all-UK clash between the World Champion Razer, and its rival, the UK Champion Tornado, which had once again applied its 'anti-crusher frame'. Razer had a modification of its own in the form of a hook so it could lift Tornado by the cage.

"Our fans have been emailing us, saying 'you were cheated', 'you were robbed', so we've got to get our revenge for the fans!"
— Vincent Blood plans to break the 2-2 record between the two robots
Tornado vs Razer EURO

Razer is pushed backwards into Sgt Bash

Razer lifts Tornado

Razer hoists Tornado up

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Razer's motors burn out

Although Razer was initially rushed back into Sgt Bash by Tornado, Razer's new 'horn' proved effective, using it to hook onto Tornado's cage, and lift up its opponent. Razer was persistent, and did not let its target free, as it dragged Tornado towards the pit release. However, while facing the pit, Razer started to emit copious amounts of smoke, for its motors were burning out. Despite its limited mobility, Razer showed continued life, and it raised Tornado up and down, unable to drop its huge target into the pit, so the two robots remained in deadlock until 'cease' was called. The battle had to be sent to a Judges' decision, which was awarded in favour of Razer, to the dismay and criticism of Team Tornado. It was later revealed that part of Team Razer agreed with Team Tornado's complaints.

Razer vs Tornado EURO

Razer proves unable to drop Tornado into the pit

"During our fight with Tornado we were immobile and had held on with the claw for far, far longer than the permitted one minute and should have been disqualified or counted out. We were then shockingly given a judges' decision which was never ours, and both myself and Simon immediately wanted to hand it back to Tornado. Ian, as team captain, refused and a long discussion was needed to resolve matters"
— Vincent Blood on the resulting judges' decision

In the end, a two-to-one split decision by Team Razer resulted in Razer forfeiting its place in the final, in favour of Tornado progressing. This ended Razer's career in the original run of Robot Wars on a win against its rival, but it also led to Team Razer splitting for years.

Series 8Edit

Kill-E-Crank-E vs Razer

Razer chooses its target

Razer competed in the first episode of Series 8. Prior to the battle, team member Gillian Lewis gave Angela Scanlon a sausage roll. In the arena, it faced newcomers Nuts as well as Terrorhurtz for the second time and Kill-E-Crank-E. Because Kill-E-Crank-E did not share any team members with the Pussycat team that twice defeated Razer (Robin Herrick rejoining the team for the Series 4 finals, after Razer had been defeated), it was not strictly a grudge match, though many awaited it with anticipation anyway.

Razer vs Kill-E-Crank-E

Razer grabs hold of Kill-E-Crank-E

Razer vs Nuts

Razer holds one of Nuts' minibots aloft

Sure enough, Razer targeted Kill-E-Crank-E from the outset. Kill-E-Crank-E proved to be an awkward shape, however, and despite Razer pushing it around, the claw could not gain a purchase. Razer took a brief break from battling Kill-E-Crank-E to focus on one of Nuts' minibots, which it pierced straight through the top, and held aloft. After letting go, Razer moved to Matilda's CPZ, where eventually Razer was able to grab a proper hold of Kill-E-Crank-E, by fitting the entire axle within its bodyshape. On a second grab, Razer drew Kill-E-Crank-E towards the pit, and held it above defeat. However, the extremely wide Kill-E-Crank-E pulled a last second upset, when its wheels touched the ground, intentionally spinning the robots around, and Razer was pulled into the pit alongside its target. Team Kill-E-Crank-E later described their actions as a "mutual death pact".


Razer attempts to pit Kill-E-Crank-E

"Oh no! Look at this! Oh the mighty have fallen! They took Kill-E-Crank-E out and went themselves!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Razer and Kill-E-Crank-E fall into the pit

The team were consoled by Angela Scanlon, remarking that the team at least still had some sausage rolls. Razer remained in attendance for the filming of the Head-to-Head stage, as a destructive loss to Carbide could potentially have led to the withdrawal of Nuts, in which case Razer would have been reinstated, possibly to fight alongside the Nuts minibots. However, Nuts was repaired and ultimately completed the Head-to-Heads; Razer was then retired from combat.


UK Series
Series 2
The Second Wars - UK Championship
Heat Semi-Final
Heat D, Gauntlet Completed (1st) Qualified
Heat D, Trial (Football) Scored First Goal (1st) Qualified
Heat D, Semi-Final vs. Inquisitor Lost
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Backstabber Won
Heat C, Round 2 vs. Aggrobot Lost
Pinball 210pts 1st
International League Championship
Representing England, Champion
Group B, Match 2 vs. Prometheus (USA) Won by default
NOTE: Prometheus broke down after the first battle against Techno-Lease, so it was unable to compete against Razer and the English robot was given the win by default.
Group B, Match 3 vs. Techno-Lease (NED) Won
Final vs. Diotoir (IRE) Won
The First World Championship
Representing England, Champion
Eliminator vs. All Torque (SCO) Won
Quarter Final vs. Chaos 2 (ENG) Won
Semi Final vs. 101 (ENG) Won
Final vs. Behemoth (ENG) Won
Series 4
The Fourth Wars - UK Championship
3rd Seed, Heat Final
Heat B, Eliminator vs. Robochicken, Velocirippa Qualified
Heat B, Semi-Final vs. Milly-Ann Bug Won
Heat B, Final vs. Pussycat (19) Lost
Equal Tenth (with Inverterbrat)
Pinball 95pts 10th
Sumo Basho
Sumo Basho 4.87s 14th
Southern Annihilator
Round 1 vs. Attila the Drum, Behemoth, Onslaught,
Spawn of Scutter, Vercingetorix
Round 2 vs. Attila the Drum, Behemoth, Onslaught, Spawn of Scutter Qualified
Round 3 vs. Attila the Drum, Behemoth, Onslaught Qualified (by default)
Round 4 vs. Attila the Drum, Onslaught Qualified
Round 5 vs. Onslaught Won
Extreme Series 1
The Second World Championship
Representing UK, Champion
NOTE: This competition was also broadcast during US Season 1
Heat vs. Diotoir (IRE), Flensburger Power (GER)
The Revolutionist (USA)
Semi-Final vs. Tornado (UK) Won
Final vs. Drillzilla (USA) Won
All Stars
Round 1 vs. Gemini Won
Quarter Final vs. Behemoth Won
Semi Final vs. Firestorm 3 Won
Final vs. Tornado Won
Single Battle Events
Vengeance vs. Pussycat Lost
Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
4th Seed, Champion
Heat K, Eliminator vs. Big Nipper Won
Heat K, Semi Final vs. Widow's Revenge Won
Heat K, Final vs. Rick Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 1 vs. Spawn Again (13) Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 2 vs. S3 Won
Grand Final, Eliminator vs. Firestorm 3 (7) Won
Grand Final vs. Bigger Brother Won
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championship
1st Seed, Runner-up
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Brutus Maximus, Raging Reality, W.A.S.P. Qualified
Heat A, Round 2 vs. Cyrax Won
Heat A, Final vs. Raging Reality Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 1 vs. Wild Thing (9) Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 2 vs. Dantomkia Won
Grand Final, Eliminator vs. Terrorhurtz Won
Grand Final vs. Tornado (12) Lost
Extreme Series 2
All Stars
Heat B, Round 1 vs. 13 Black, Chaos 2 Qualified
Heat B, Round 2 vs. Spawn Again Won
Heat B, Final vs. 13 Black Won
Grand Final vs. Firestorm 4 Won
European Championship
Representing UK as World Champion, Withdrew after Round 2
NOTE: This competition was also broadcast during German Robot Wars
Round 1 vs. PulverizeR (NED) Won
Round 2 vs. Tornado (UK) Won
NOTE: The Razer team later handed the victory to Tornado as they believed that their robot had been immobilised (Razer's motors had burnt out very early on in the fight) and did not deserve to continue.
Series 8
Series 8 - UK Championship
Round 1
Episode 1, Group Battle vs. Kill-E-Crank-E, Nuts, Terrorhurtz Eliminated
US Series
Season 1
NOTE: See Extreme Series 1 Results
Season 2
International Championship
Representing UK, Round 2
Round 1 vs. Kat 3 (UK) Won
Round 2 vs. Tornado (UK) Lost


  • Series 4 appearance
  • Official shot of Razer in Series 6
  • The insides of Razer in the pits in Series 2
  • Razer in the pits, with some of its trophies
  • The team's image of Razer at the time of Series 6
  • The insides of the Series 6 version of Razer
  • Razer, as it appeared in the European Championship, without the hook attachment
  • The insides of Razer in the pits in Series 8
  • Razer in the pits in 2016
  • Razer turntable shot
  • UK Wins: 40
  • UK Losses: 6
  • US Wins: 1
  • US Losses: 1
    • Razer's successful Gauntlet and Trial runs in Series 2, and its Pinball victory in Series 3, are omitted from the Wins tally.
    • The default victory over Prometheus in the International League Championship is omitted from the Wins tally.
    • The third round of The Fourth Wars Southern Annihilator, where Behemoth forfeited, is omitted from the Wins tally.

Series RecordEdit

Team Razer

Team Razer enter the arena in Series 8

Main Series Razer Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Heat, Arena Semi-Final
The Third Wars Heat, Round 2
The Fourth Wars Heat Final
The Fifth Wars Grand Champion
The Sixth Wars Runner-up
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Heat, Round 1
Series 9 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Razer
Entered with Razzler
Series 2 Entered with Razer

NOTE: Team member Gillian Lewis had previously competed in the Fifth Wars with Widow's Revenge

Outside Robot WarsEdit

  • Razer at a live event after Robot Wars ended
  • Razer, as it appeared in BattleBots Las Vegas 1999
  • Razer as it appeared on Techno Games 2003
  • Razer and Hypno-Disc appear together at a live event in Cosford, 2004
  • Razer and Hypno-Disc destroy a washing machine at a demonstration at Cosford, 2004
  • Razer, on display at a live event in Derby, 2008
  • Razer at Sevenoaks 1999

In 1999, Team Razer also entered Razer in the two unnumbered BattleBots tournaments, in Long Beach and Las Vegas, with mixed results. In the former, a double elimination tournament, Razer won three battles, including a victory over future 2 time runner-up Voltarc. It was eliminated after losing to popular competitor Tazbot and Semi-Finalist Rhino. It also fought in the Heavyweight Rumble, and won due to the damage it inflicted on FrenZy among others.

In the Las Vegas tournament that same year, Razer received a bye only to lose in a re-match with Voltronic. Razer took part in the Heavyweight Rumble again, but did not end up winning. Razer never competed in a BattleBots tournament again, with Team Razer instead entering Warhead.

Although Razer did not compete in the spin-off show Techno Games, it did make a cameo in the 2003 series. As part of the show's features about robotics, in episode 5, a demonstration of robots at The Learning Lightor in Liverpool was shown. Razer was one of the robots at the event, along with Infinity. Clips of Razer being driven and demonstrating its crusher were shown, along with an interview with Ian Lewis.

Razer was retired from Robot Wars after Extreme 2, only making a one-off exception for Series 8. The robot still belongs to Ian Lewis, and his new team Robo Challenge, and it still fights in demonstrations at events held by the team, although the team are now considering donating the robot to a London museum.

Team Robo Challenge have also built a featherweight version of Razer called Venom (which still competes) and a robot with an electric lifter called Ploughbot.

Appearances in MerchandiseEdit


  • The feature from the original Robot Wars Magazine on the making of Razer
  • The "eye" on Razer's beak, which first appeared in the Third Wars
  • Razer thrills children at a demonstration at a school
  • Venom, Team Robo Challenge's featherweight version of Razer
  • Razer in 2012.
  • Razer is one of eight robots to win more than twenty battles on Robot Wars. With 40, it has the most wins of all UK Robots. The others to achieve this feat are Firestorm, Tornado, Pussycat, Panic Attack, Chaos 2, Behemoth and Hypno-Disc.
  • The making of Razer was shown in an article in issue 16 of the original Robot Wars Magazine.
  • Along with Tornado, PulverizeR and the middleweight Typhoon, Razer is the only robot to have fought and defeated both a clusterbot (Gemini) and a walkerbot (Drillzilla).
    • It was the only one of the three heavyweights not to fight either of them in the main competition.
  • Razer is the only robot to fight 2 reinstated robots.
  • Razer was the only UK Robot Wars Grand Champion to never lose a battle against an opponent armed with a Flipping Weapon at some point in its career.
  • As of Series 8, Razer is the only former UK Grand Champion to be eliminated in the first round.
  • Razer was the only Grand Champion to ever attain the runner-up position in a series. In doing so it was the only reigning UK Grand Champion to be defeated by the robot that would win the series.
  • Excluding Terrorhurtz, Razer was one of only three robots to appear in a Grand Final and then not return for the following series, the others being T.R.A.C.I.E. and Typhoon 2.
  • Razer, along with Nemesis in Series 1 and Corporal Punishment in Series 2, was one of three robots to finish the Gauntlet and Trial in first place, but then lose in the Arena Semi-Final. Robot the Bruce, Demolition Demon and All Torque were the other three to achieve this double victory.
  • Razer is one of only seven robots to break 200 points in a Pinball tournament. Others to have achieved this are King B3, Killerhurtz, Roadblock, Panic Attack, Spawn of Scutter and Gemini, although Razer was the only one of the seven to break 200 points in the Third Wars competition.
  • Razer was one of six robots to be a figurine for the Robot Wars Board Game.
  • During a live event in 2012, Razer's crusher was bent out of shape when attempting to crush a beer keg. Fortunately, it was later fixed.
  • While Razer's weapon was initially designed as a claw, it evolved to become more of an eagle-type design. Ian Lewis explained how the team changed the design to resemble an eagle, with the addition of the self-righting wings and the design of an "eye" to make it look more like a "bio-mechanical creature".
  • Razer is the only robot to win the same award three times. (Team Nemesis won the same award three times but with different robots.)
  • Razer holds the record for the most consecutive wins, at one point winning 18 battles in succession.
  • Razer is one of only two robots to never be seeded outside the top four on multiple occasions, the other being Hypno-Disc.
  • Ironically, Razer didn't fight a single robot from outside the UK on the way to winning The First World Championship, fighting three English robots and one Scottish robot.
  • On both occasions that it reached the Semi-final, Razer fought the winner of the loser's melee in the second round: S3 in the Fifth Wars and Dantomkia in the Sixth Wars.
    • Both robots had knocked out the number 5 seed in the Heat C final of their respective series.
  • Of the fifty robots to return from Series 4 to compete in Series 5, Razer is one of only ten to perform better in its Series 5 appearance. The others are Bigger Brother, Firestorm, Diotoir, Prizephita Mach 2, Kat 3, Reactor, Rick, Destruct-A-Bubble and Clawed Hopper.
  • Razer is one of ten robots to fight two past or future domestic champions in two successive battles, fighting PulverizeR and Tornado in the first and second round of the European Championship. The others to do this are Killertron, Tornado, Firestorm, Stinger, Cassius, X-Terminator, Twisted Metal, Philipper 2 and √3.
  • Razer and Typhoon 2 are the only UK Champions (and indeed, domestic champions of any kind) to lose their first televised battle.
  • Along with Krab-Bot, Tornado, 101, Storm 2, Behemoth, and Manta, Razer is one of only seven robots to finish in the top four of a World Championship and the top eight of a domestic championship.
  • In 2003, Razer was inducted into The Combat Robot Hall of Fame as an inaugural member, for its tremendous success in Robot Wars and the innovations in both its appearance and design. It was the only UK robot to receive an unanimous selection.[13]

See AlsoEdit


Most wins in all UK competitions (40)



  1. The Creation of Razer from the Razer website (archived)
  2. The Creation of Razer from the Razer website (archived)
  3. The Creation of Razer from the Razer website (archived)
  4. The Creation of Razer from the Razer website (archived)
  5. Advice and FAQs from the Razer website, 2001 (archived)
  6. Robot Wars Magazine
  7. Diary from the Barber-Ous website (archived)
  8. Diary from the Lightning website (archived)
  9. R
  11. Team Tornado's Series 6 Robot Diary on
  12. Series 2 report, the Razer website (archived)

External LinksEdit

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