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Episode 2 of Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars was the second of two Christmas specials, aired in 2016, filmed as part of Series 9. In it, four celebrities, or pairs of celebrities, were mentored by four veterans of the previous series of Robot Wars to build robots of their own design, and battle each other's robots.

CompetitorsEdit

Dee
Dee
Attack Thwackbot
Armour 25mm hardened steel, 3mm steel
Weight 99kg
Speed 15mph
Drive 2x NPC Geared Motors
Power Electric
Battery LiPo 8s
From: Brighton
Team: Jordan Stephens, Joshy, Pete Cannon, John Reid
Kadeena Machina
Kadeena Machina
Attack Vertical spinner
Armour 3mm hardened steel, 2mm steel
Weight 102kg
Speed 10mph
Drive 2x NPC Geared Motors
Power Electric
Battery LiPo 8s
From: Leeds
Team: Kadeena Cox, Joa Cox, Ellis Ware
Robo Savage
Robo Savage
Attack Flipper
Armour 3mm hardened steel, 4mm aluminium
Weight 106kg
Speed 12mph
Drive 2x NPC Geared Motors
Power Electric
Battery LiPo 8s
From: Wrexham
Team: Robbie Savage, Matt, Jamie, Jake, Jason Marston
Soldier Ant turntable
Soldier Ant
Attack Crusher
Armour 8mm hardened steel, 3mm steel
Weight 109kg
Speed 11mph
Drive 2x NPC Geared Motors
Power Electric
Battery LiPo 8s
From: Stirling
Team: Neil Oliver, Archie Oliver, Teddy Oliver, Will Thomas

BattlesEdit

Kadeena Machina vs Robo SavageEdit

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Kadeena Machina slams into Robo Savage

Kadeena Machina stayed still and spun up the disc, while Robo Savage shot forwards. Robo Savage mistimed a flip, and Kadeena Machina turned facing the disc towards the Welsh robot. Sparks flew as the disc made contact with Robo Savage's front, before it retreated. Robo Savage moved in to attack Kadeena Machina, but missed, attempting to get under it.

Kadeena Machina started rearing up as it turned corners, the gyroscopic force of the disc lifting the wheels up. Robo Savage made another move to attack, but again mistimed a flip, and left itself vulnerable. Kadeena Machina hit the front of the flipper, sending Robo Savage up into the air, almost ripping the bottom blade off, wedging Robo Savage's flipper open.

Kadeena Machina vs Robo Savage

Kadeena Machina rips off one of Robo Savage's wheels

Kadeena Machina retreated to an empty CPZ and waited for Robo Savage to attack. As it did, Kadeena Machina turned and struck the back of Robo Savage. The flywheel was again pointed at the front of Robo Savage, striking the front first, and then scoring a glancing blow on the right side wheel of Robo Savage, shredding it off.

"I can't move!"
— Robbie Savage, after Kadeena Machina removed a wheel.

Robo Savage stopped moving, and Kadeena Machina slowly moved in, scoring a good few hits on the rear of its opponent. It moved to the side and finished by ripping off the top armour, before spinning in victory on a side wheel. After Cease, Shunt flipped the beaten Robo Savage over twice.

Winner: Kadeena Machina via KO (3 Points)

Soldier Ant vs DeeEdit

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Soldier Ant grips Dee...

Dee moved in quickly, hitting the front of Soldier Ant before it could react. Both robots started to scout each other out, and Dee began to spin on the spot. Soldier Ant waited for Dee to stop before closing in and grabbing hold of Dee's main body. Dee escaped, but ended up trapped in the spikes. The pink robot escaped, and started spinning on the spot again.

Soldier Ant retreated and waited for Dee to stop spinning. Soldier Ant turned its back as Dee charged in, smacking the back of the crusher. Dee attacked again, but rode up the ramp of Soldier Ant, escaping before the crusher could grab It.

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...before puncturing the tyre

The two stayed apart until Dee made another charge at Soldier Ant. Dee tried to spin, but Soldier Ant was too close, and moved forwards, grabbing Dee and starting to crush over the cooling vents on the top of Dee. When released, Dee escaped across the Arena. Dee stayed still, so Soldier Ant moved in, clutching on to Dee and crushing into one of the exposed tyres, puncturing it. Dee spun on the spot, but the damage to the tyre was obvious. Soldier Ant moved in again, getting another crush on the main body of Dee.

"He won't come out, go for him."
— Neil Oliver instructs his sons to attack the hobbled Dee.

Soldier Ant stayed near, keeping Dee against the side wall, but Dee managed to get enough space to spin on the spot, which stopped Soldier Ant crushing it, despite multiple attempts. Time ran out, and the judges declared Soldier Ant as the winner.

"If he'd hit that battery, it would have just burst into flames."
— John Reid notices how close Soldier Ant got to their exposed battery.

Winner: Soldier Ant via Judges' Decision (2 Points)

Robo Savage vs Soldier AntEdit

"Soldier Ant, vulnerable to tackles from behind. I've seen Robbie provide many of those through the years"
— Jonathan Pearce
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Soldier Ant grapples with Robo Savage

Soldier Ant backed up and then drove at Robo Savage, which was sporting a longer flipper for this battle. The two robots met, but neither was able to get underneath the other, leading to a temporary stalemate. Robo Savage started to move away, but not quick enough, as Soldier Ant drove in and gripped into the Welsh robot, which started venting gas. Soldier Ant kept Robo Savage near the wall, adjusting the position of the crusher to hold onto the base of the flipper. Soldier Ant crushed in and lifted Robo Savage into the air.

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Robo Savage flips Soldier Ant over

Soldier Ant again crushed Robo Savage in a different lace, before releasing it. Robo Savage used the time to escape and stay away to regroup. It moved in, and after cagily skirting around each other, Robo Savage got the flipper under the side of Soldier Ant, before flipping it over onto the flame pit. Soldier Ant was unable to right itself and was declared immobile. After the Cease call, Matilda left her CPZ and re-righted Soldier Ant. It tried to crush Matilda's tusks, but was dropped in the pit.

Winner: Robo Savage via KO (3 Points)

Dee vs Kadeena MachinaEdit

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Kadeena Machina sends Dee sailing through the air with one less wheel

Dee and Kadeena Machina immediately approached each other. Kadeena Machina hit Dee's right wheel, tearing it off and launching Dee into the air. It landed in the CPZ where it was left spinning round on its one remaining wheel. Kadeena Machina seemed slightly hobbled, but Dee was counted out. Sir Killalot picked the defeated Dee up and dropped it in the pit.

"Did you blink? Because if you did at the wrong time, the entire fight was over!"
— Dara after the battle.

Winner: Kadeena Machina via KO (3 Points)

Dee vs Robo SavageEdit

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Dee is flipped by Robo Savage

Dee stayed near the centre of the Arena, while Robo Savage moved to the side. When they did meet, Dee hit the side of Robo Savage, but to no avail. Robo Savage charged at Dee, easily deflecting it away. Dee started spinning, but Robo Savage moved in and managed to flip the pink robot. Robo Savage tried to push Dee into Dead Metal, but Dee managed to turn away at the last second.

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Robo Savage punctures Dee's tyre with its flipper

Dee vs Robo Savage

Sparks fly between Robo Savage and Dee

Dee tried to get back into the battle, but was caught on the flame pit. Robo Savage's flipper base had been bent out of position, and now pointed down, restricting its movement. Dee charged in at Robo Savage while the flipper was raised, and a wheel got caught under the flipper blade, which punctured Dee's tyre.

Dee was still able to spin on the spot, which sent sparks flying when Robo Savage moved in. Dee's spinning managed to deflect a few attacks Robo Savage attempted, but it was only able to move when the flipper was in the "fired" position. Dee was able to keep Robo Savage at bay until cease was called.

The battle was extremely close, but the Judges awarded a split decision in favour of Dee. Robo Savage's team did not agree, rioting within the booth, but the decision held firm.

"He [Robbie] ran up with a pair of glasses and said "I think you need these, what were you watching?""
Professor Noel Sharkey reacts to Robbie Savage's conversation with the judges.

Winner: Dee via Judges' Decision (2 Points)

Kadeena Machina vs Soldier AntEdit

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Kadeena Machina destroys Soldier Ant's wheel, along with its hopes of reaching the final

The robots met in the middle, but were unable to hit each other with their weapons. Soldier Ant came close to grabbing Kadeena Machina, but the axlebot was lifting up under the forces from the spinning disc. Kadeena Machina grazed the side of Soldier Ant, and turned around, scoring a harder hit on the front. Soldier Ant tried again to grip Kadeena Machina, but the awkward shape made it hard.

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Kadeena Machina splits Soldier Ant's crusher open

Soldier Ant made a more purposeful drive, almost grabbing Kadeena Machina again, but as the blue robot escaped, it once again hit the front scoop with the disc. They turned, and Kadeena Machina hit the scoop again, but this time, Soldier Ant rotated on the spot, allowing Kadeena Machina to attack, slicing into the tyre of Soldier Ant.

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Sir Killalot drops Soldier Ant out of the arena

Now stuck spinning in circles, Soldier Ant was a sitting duck, as Kadeena Machina rushed in and destroyed the point of the crushing claw. Kadeena Machina made a final attack, aiming into the gap where a wheel used to be, striking the internals and removing the link. Sir Killalot picked Soldier Ant up after cease was called, and dumped it out of the arena.

Winner: Kadeena Machina via KO (3 Points)

Final TableEdit

Robot Points
Kadeena Machina 9
Robo Savage 3
Soldier Ant 2
Dee 2

Grand FinalEdit

Kadeena Machina vs Robo SavageEdit

Kadeena machina vs robo savage final

Kadeena Machina destroys Robo Savage's wheel

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Kadeena Machina flings the battered Robo Savage into the air

Killalot holds robo savage

Sir Killalot holds the beaten Robo Savage over the Flame Pit

Robo Savage retreated while Kadeena Machina spun up its disc. Kadeena Machina drove towards its opponent, striking the side of Robo Savage's front wedge, bending the top panel up and ripping a chunk out of the wheel. It circled around the front, scoring another hit on the other side before moving away. Kadeena Machina drove in, landing another hit and lifting the immobile Robo Savage up with another hit. Kadeena Machina hit Robo Savage one more time with the disc before Cease was called. Shunt and Sir Killalot teamed up to grill and axe Robo Savage over the flame pit.

Winner: Kadeena Machina

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