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For the robot that failed to qualify for Series 6 and 7, see Scrap Dragon.
For the featherweight that competed in Extreme 2, see Dragon.
"A beautiful beast. Its royal, red, angry colours, matched by nasty looking pneumatic claws."
Jonathan Pearce

Red Dragon was a heavyweight robot which competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It lost its only fight against Raizer Blade after breaking down, and did not return for any future wars.

DesignEdit

Red dragon arena

Red Dragon in the arena

Red Dragon was an unusually shaped robot that resembled a dragon. Its steel shell - described as "scales" - was scavenged from a local scrapyard. In terms of weaponry, Red Dragon featured a hybrid of pneumatic claws - which were powered by a CO2 cylinder - and a lifter. An additional feature that was highlighted by Philippa Forrester during the introduction of Heat A's machines was Red Dragon's "lead" that was used to "take it for walks" outside of the arena.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Raizer Blade Red Dragon

Raizer Blade drives at Red Dragon

Red Dragon Raizer Blade arena spikes

Red Dragon finds itself on the arena spikes

Red Dragon got off the mark slowly, as the faster Raizer Blade crashed into it. A side-on attack from Raizer Blade then followed, as it pushed Red Dragon around and onto the Floor Flipper. Red Dragon attempted to back into space, but another Raizer Blade slam knocked Red Dragon near to Sergeant Bash.

"Red Dragon trying to spin away. Can't bring those claws into operation yet, and Raizer Blade certainly looks the more manoeuvrable and clever machine out there."
— Jonathan Pearce

Red Dragon managed to move away, but further pressure from Raizer Blade forced Red Dragon back towards Sergeant Bash and onto the arena spikes. Raizer Blade was next to taste the spikes, as it moved onto them after Red Dragon had escaped the arena hazard. Red Dragon then mustered a drive of its own, as it nudged Raizer Blade towards the CPZ, where its opponent then drove into. As Raizer Blade was put under pressure from Sergeant Bash and Sir Killalot, Red Dragon backed away and lined up another drive. However, as it arced towards Raizer Blade, Red Dragon suddenly stopped moving next to the Floor Flipper. The House Robots quickly pounced on Red Dragon's immobility, with Sergeant Bash damaging Red Dragon with his claw, before Sir Killalot skewered Red Dragon up into the air with his lance.

Red Dragon Raizer Blade 2

Red Dragon pushes back at Raizer Blade

Killalot pits red dragon

Red Dragon about to be pitted by Sir Killalot

"Red Dragon is simply tossed into the air, and will soon be finished off. Flailed around like a loose leaf in autumn. And the red leaf of autumn colours of Red Dragon will be seen no more."
— Jonathan Pearce as Sir Killalot pits Red Dragon

Sir Killalot then spun Red Dragon around, before carrying it towards the Pit of Oblivion, where he dropped Red Dragon to its elimination.

ResultsEdit

RED DRAGON - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Raizer Blade Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

  • The team with Red Dragon
  • Philippa Forrester with Red Dragon's lead
Series Red Dragon Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Red Dragon was the only robot from the county of Tyne and Wear to compete in the original run of Robot Wars. Tyne and Wear would later produce the third place finalist of Series 8, TR2.
  • Steve Armstrong was absent for the recording of Red Dragon's heat.

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