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Robopig was a competitor that fought exclusively in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It reached the second round before being overturned after riding up Napalm's front end, eliminating it.

DesignEdit

Robopig official image

Official shot of Robopig

RobopigInsides

The insides of Robopig

As its name suggests, Robopig was designed to resemble a pig, with a plastic shell, four outside wheels, paintbrush mascara for the eyelashes, a light alloy honeycomb 'nose', and a small spring attached to the back end which acted as a wheelie bar. Its main weapon was a large hinged spike that came out of the robot's 'snout', which could alternately lift up and bludgeon its opponents. The spike was referred to as a "Vicious Piggy Lick" by the team, and the robot also boasted good pushing power and electromagnetic brakes. However, Robopig was slow at 4mph and was easily susceptible to being turned over, as its defeat to Napalm demonstrated.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Heat G

Robopig shunts Bulldog Breed into the CPZ

In the first round of Heat G of the Third Wars, Robopig was placed up against fellow newcomers Bulldog Breed. Bulldog Breed was incredibly slow to get off the mark, and a sluggish shoving match ensued, until Robopig eventually pushed Bulldog Breed into one of the CPZs. Bulldog Breed was deemed immobilised, before Shunt hacked into its top armour, and 'cease' was called.

Napalm vs robopig

Robopig is flipped over

This victory put Robopig through to the second round, where it faced previous Semi-Finalists Napalm. Before this battle, Daniel described Napalm as 'a pile of junk', which Dartford Girls Grammar captain David Crosby humourously agreed on. In the battle itself, Robopig was fairly aggressive until it drove up Napalm's front plough and turned itself onto its back, being held in place by its spring 'tail'. After spending some time trying to re-right itself, Robopig eventually reversed and toppled over onto its back. Sir Killalot speared Robopig on his lance and pushed it to the Flame Pit, the House Robot catching fire in the process.

Killalot robopig

Sir Killalot roasts Robopig, only to catch fire himself

"And I think we can have...we do! Smoky bacon!"
Jonathan Pearce just before Sir Killalot catches fire

Cease was called as the flaming Sir Killalot backed into the wall and was extinguished by members of the production crew. Needless to say, Robopig was eliminated from the competition.

ResultsEdit

ROBOPIG - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat G, Round 1 vs. Bulldog Breed Won
Heat G, Round 2 vs. Napalm Lost
RobopigTeam

The Robopig team

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Robopig Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 2
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

  • Robopig was the only machine to defeat Bulldog Breed that never reached a Grand Final.
  • Robopig was one of the robots described in the Robot Wars Fun Fax. Aside from Roadblock, it was the only robot that did not fight in Series 4 to be included (discounting Plunderstorm}.

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