Rippa Raptor was a robot that competed in the first season of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors entered by Team Raptor. While it lost in its Heat in the US Championship, it would finish runner-up in the Annihilator, losing to Drillzilla in the final round.
Rippa Raptor was a slightly triangular-shaped robot with two large drive wheels and two front-mounted cutting discs. The robot was well-controlled, but had minimal armor, which left its internals extremely exposed and allowed Dead Metal to immobilize it.
Following the first round of the Annihilator, two checker-plated aluminum panels were added to replace the original wheel guards after they were destroyed by Unibite.
- "This is the most carnivorous robot we've brought to Robot Wars."
- — The team, explaining their robot to Rebecca Grant.
In Round One of the US Championship, Rippa Raptor was part of a six-way melee, against Close Enough, Mad Cow, Manta, Rosie the Riveter and Tiger Cat. It started by driving into the wall, allowing Manta to push it into Dead Metal, which produced sparks by cutting into Rippa Raptor. Dead Metal was cautioned by Refbot, as Rippa Raptor had not officially been immobilized, but Rippa Raptor was hardly moving regardless. Time expired, and Manta won this battle on a Judges' decision.
Rippa Raptor was also involved in the annihilator. In Round One, it started by pushing Conquering Clown, and being pushed by Red Virus in return. Red Virus pushed Rippa Raptor into Sir Killalot's CPZ, but Rippa Raptor escaped. There was a pile-up involving five of the robots in Matilda's CPZ. The six then pushed each other around the arena, and Unibite ripped off part of Rippa Raptor's wheel guard. However, Skullmania had eventually become immobile.
In Round Two, Rippa Raptor added aluminum plates to replace the wheel guards that had been damaged in the last round. Conquering Clown pushed Red Virus into Unibite who attacked Rippa Raptor. All five robots encircled each other, and Unibite broke down and was eliminated.
In Round Three, Rippa Raptor tried to attack Drillzilla, who then pushed the clown around the arena, immobilizing it on the flames. In the last three, Rippa Raptor was pushed by Red Virus, but Drillzilla pushed them both into Dead Metal. The two robots were separated by Refbot, but both lost drive on one side. Drillzilla pushed the Red Virus into the house robots and then Red Virus was counted out on the floor flipper.
Rippa Raptor was in the final, against Drillzilla, which pushed it straight into the wall, and then into Sergeant Bash. Rippa Raptor stopped moving, and was placed on the flames, and then the floor flipper, having finished second in the Annihilator.
|RIPPA RAPTOR - RESULTS|
|Heat||vs. Close Enough, Mad Cow, Manta,|
Rosie The Riveter, Tiger Cat
|Round 1||vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus, Skullmania, Unibite||Qualified|
|Round 2||vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus, Unibite||Qualified|
|Round 3||vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus||Qualified|
|Round 4||vs. Drillzilla, Red Virus||Qualified|
- Wins: 4
- Losses: 2
|Main Series||Rippa Raptor Record|
|Season 1|| Heat (Round 1)|
Entered with Cyclone
|Season 2||Entered with Cyclone 2|
Outside Robot WarsEdit
The team also entered BattleBots with W.L.O.W., Carnage Raptor, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Raptor, Pack Raptors, Tripulta Raptor and Ghost Raptor with a large amount of success- Ghost Raptor notably finished third in the 2015 reboot of BattleBots.