|UK Series||5, 7, Extreme 2|
|Team Members|| Francis Gallagher|
|Other Entries|| Maverick|
|Dimensions||0.31m x 0.85m x 0.80m|
|Power||372W electric motors|
|Weapons||Flipper & spinning blade|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
Rick was a silver wedge robot that competed in Series 5 and 7 of Robot Wars. It was relatively small, compact and was also invertible, with an alloy body with polycarbonate protecting the top and rear, zero ground clearance and 12mph speeds but had exposed rear wheels. It featured a flipper at the front powered by a 250lb pneumatic ram and a bludgeoning face-spinner at the back, powered by a 3KW motor. It vaguely resembled Firestorm and Cassius, albeit with a rear hinged flipper as well as the bludgeoner. The robot enjoyed a small amount of success in Series 5, making the Heat Final, before being beaten by Razer. In Series 7, however, it was eliminated in the first round on a Judges' desicion. Despite not entering in Series 6, Rick was in the second series of Extreme, it was competing in the Minor Meltdown.
Rick's greatest success came when it triumphed alongside Ming 3 in the US Nickelodeon Series in the Tag Team Terror competition.
Rick was the second of two Robot Wars robots created by 'The Mavericks'. The first of which was Maverick which competed in Series 4, being knocked out very early on.
In round 1, Rick faced 21st seed Suicidal Tendencies, who had defeated its predecessor Maverick in the first round of series 4. Rick was unable to gain vengeance as Suicidal Tendencies dominated the fight, shoving its opponent around the arena and damaging it with its crusher, winning the judges decision. However, due to motor problems in the pits, Suicidal Tendencies withdrew from the competition, leaving Rick to fight Destruct-A-Bubble in the second round.
Rick got underneath Destruct-A-Bubble and lifted it up with its flipper, not quite flipping it over. After this attack, Destruct-A-Bubble appeared to lose mobility, so Rick pressed the pit release tyre. Shunt came out of its CPZ to axe the motionless bubble shaped machine, even though it had not been counted out and officially deemed immobilised yet. Rick flipped Destruct-A-Bubble over and pushed it across the arena, and Shunt once again came out of his CPZ to attack Destruct-A-Bubble with his axe, this time doing so twice. Refbot gave Shunt a red card and started counting out Destruct-A-Bubble, although Rick flipped the beaten machine over and rolled it into the pit before the countdown could be completed. This victory meant Rick advanced to the Heat Final, where it was very much the underdog, facing the number 4 seed and reigning World Champion Razer, who repeatedly punctured Rick and immobilised it. Rick was counted out by Refbot before being flung by the floor flipper. Despite Razer being pitted by Sir Killalot, Rick was out of the Fifth Wars.
Rick fought in the Minor Meltdown. As Francis Gallagher drove the robot usually, they had more experience than most of the other teams in the competition. It soundly dispatched of Tetanus 2, who vainly attempted to use its srimech. After a battle of tussling, Rick flipped Tetanus 2 again and it was pitted by Killer Carrot 2, which put Rick through to the next round. Rick's luck ran out in Round 2, as it met the most experienced team in Bigger Brother. It still put up a strong fight, but failed to cause any lasting impression on Bigger Brother. The Watts machine flipped Rick over, whose flipper seemed to have run low on gas and was unable to self-right. Rick was attacked by House Robots and pitted by the bladeless Dead Metal.
- "A classic wedge shaped flipper. Old fashioned? I wonder."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Rick returned for Series 7, and was placed in Heat C with King B Powerworks, Hassocks Hog 2 and the seeded Dantomkia. The opening clashes were over in a flash, resulting in Hassocks Hog 2 largely out of the action. Rick was unable to flip, and its clearance was abused by Dantomkia. Pushing, Rick was very nearly thrown out of the arena. Rick ended up on its back, and self-righted unsucessfully, as it ended up on its side. Rick continued to try and right itself, but was attacked by Dantomkia as well as King B Powerworks. Another very close Out of the Arena flip, and time ran out.
- "Rick slammed. Dantomkia and King B together, almost like a Tag Team, on poor old Rick...Look at the damage caused to Rick...Rick I think will be the other decision excluded by the judges, because Dantomkia and King B Powerworks were just too strong"
- — Jonathan Pearce
After a lot of time deliberating, Rick was eliminated on a split decision.
In the Nickelodeon US Series, Rick fought alongside Ming 3 in the Tag Team Terror Competition, representing the UK. In the first round, it went up against Bigger Brother and the series 5 version of Kat 3, who were also representing the UK. After defeating Bigger Brother and Kat 3, Rick and Ming 3 went up against American robots The Revolutionist and Spin Doctor in the final.
|RICK - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat K, Eliminator||vs. Suicidal Tendencies (21)||Lost|
|NOTE: Suicidal Tendencies was forced to withdraw, and Rick was reinstated|
|Heat K, Semi-Final||vs. Destruct-A-Bubble||Won|
|Heat K, Final||vs. Razer (4)||Lost|
|Extreme Series 2|
|Round 1||vs. Killer Carrot 2, Tetanus 2||Qualified|
|Round 2||vs. Bigger Brother||Lost|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat C, Round 1||vs. King B Powerworks, Hassocks Hog 2, Dantomkia (5)||Eliminated|
|Nickelodeon Robot Wars|
|US vs UK Tag Team Terror|
with Ming 3, Champion
|Eliminator||vs. Bigger Brother & Kat 3||Won|
|Final||vs. The Revolutionist & Spin Doctor||Won|
- UK Wins: 2
- UK Losses: 4
- US Wins: 2
- US Losses: 0
- Series 1-3: Did not enter
- Series 4: Entered with Maverick
- Series 5: Heat Final
- Series 6: Did not enter
- Series 7: Heat, Round 1