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"Now, I’ve seen a few fashions in my time. In the seventies, you could get flares so big that boy scouts would set camp on my inner thigh. Then, it was platform shoes; my heels were so high, the cat would use the laces to go bungee jumping. In the eighties, it was all ‘fellas wearing make-up’, which played havoc with my complexion. But, as fashions come and go, robots are here to stay, just like the six technological trainspotters about to battle for a place in the Series Semi-Finals. You’ll all be doing it next year!"
— Craig Charles' introduction

Heat H of Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars was the eighth of sixteen heats which determined the semi-finalists of Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars. The episode featuring Heat H was originally broadcast on November 17, 2000 on BBC Two.


Competing RobotsEdit

NewcomersEdit

Maverick
Maverick
Weight 79.8kg
Dimensions 0.40 x 0.88 x 0.74m
Clearance 0.06m
Power 2 x Wheelchair motors
Weapons Pneumatic front flipper
Notes New to the competition
From: Southampton
Team Members: Francis Gallagher, Brett Skinner & Kevin Gallagher

VeteransEdit

Killertron
Killertron
Weight 80.0kg
Dimensions 0.70 x 1.10 x 1.15m
Clearance 0.08m
Power 2 x 24V motors
Weapons Big axe
Notes Came 3rd in Series 2
From: Maidstone in Kent
Team Members: Richard Broad, Abdul Degia & Ian Degia
Prizephitamach2
Prizephita Mk 2
Weight 78.9kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.00 x 0.95m
Clearance 0.05m
Power Lawnmower motor powered
Weapons CO2 pneumatic flipper, spikes
Notes Uses wheelchair controllers
From: Ipswich
Team Members: Roy Alcock, Phillip Chaplin & Sharon Alcock
Suicidalttendencies2
Suicidal Tendencies 2 (seeded 32nd)
Weight 80.0kg
Dimensions 0.30 x 1.30 x 0.58m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 2 x 1400W motors
Weapons Pneumatic axe, forklift
Notes Has steam engine whistle
From: Derby
Team Members: Andrew Jeffrey, Charles Binns & Martin Jeffrey
Wheel-o-saurus
Wheelosaurus
Weight 76.0kg
Dimensions 0.75 x 1.50 x 1.50m
Clearance 0.05m
Power Strimmer petrol engine
Weapons Brushwood cutter, spikes
Notes Attacked Sergeant Bash in Series 2
From: Guildford in Surrey
Team Members: Peter Gibson
Wheely big cheese
Wheely Big Cheese (seeded 15th)
Weight 79.4kg
Dimensions 0.42 x 1.43 x 1.07m
Clearance 0.02m
Power 2 x Golf cart motors
Weapons Throwing device, spiky wheels
Notes Has tungsten golf shoe spikes
From: Langport in Somerset
Team Members: Roger Plant, Paul Otten & Jon McGuigan

EliminatorsEdit

Wheely Big Cheese (15) vs Prizephita Mk 2 vs WheelosaurusEdit

WBC Prizephita

Wheely Big Cheese nudges Prizephita Mk 2 into Sir Killalot's CPZ

WBC Killalot

Wheely Big Cheese attempts to flip Sir Killalot

PrizeWBCWheelosaurus

All three of the competitors end up in the pit

The battle got off to a very tentative start, with Prizephita Mk 2 and Wheelosaurus not moving for a few seconds. Both robots then made a move towards each other, with Prizephita Mk 2 flicking Wheelosaurus over.

"Oh, and immediately flipped up and over by Prizephita!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Prizephita Mk 2 continued to attack Wheelosaurus while Wheely Big Cheese went straight for Sir Killalot. Shunt came across, so Wheely Big Cheese moved away and reversed into Prizephita Mk 2, pushing it across the arena and into the arena wall. Wheelosaurus seemed to have control problems, as it lost a spike from one of its pram wheels. Wheely Big Cheese tried to flip Prizephita Mk 2, but could only flick it so far into the air. Prizephita Mk 2 continued to have problems itself, as it hung dangerously near Sir Killalot's CPZ.

"Is Prizephita immobilised on the arena wall? Dangerously near a CPZ."
— Jonathan Pearce

Dead Metal attacked Wheelosaurus as Wheely Big Cheese forced Prizephita Mk 2 further into the CPZ, before Shunt came across and axed into Prizephita Mk 2 and dragged it around. Wheely Big Cheese then attacked Sir Killalot again, this time managing to slide underneath, but it couldn't lift the House Robot.

"Come on then, throw Killalot! Go on, throw Killalot! You can't! You can't!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Dead Metal brought its circular saw down onto Wheely Big Cheese as Roger Plant's machine struggled to move away from Sir Killalot. The pit opened with Wheely Big Cheese going in first, followed by Prizephita Mk 2, and Shunt finishing off Wheelosaurus by nudging it on top of the pile.

"Ooh, into the pit! Who's gone into the pit first? It's mayhem out there, utter confusion! Who went in first? They're all in!"
— Jonathan Pearce

However, the judges ruled that since Prizephita Mk 2 had lost drive for more than 30 seconds, Wheely Big Cheese and Wheelosaurus went through.

Qualified: Wheely Big Cheese & Wheelosaurus

Suicidal Tendencies 2 (32) vs Killertron vs MaverickEdit

Suicidal Tendencies attacks Killertron

Killertron is attacked from all angles

Maverick drove straight into Killertron, narrowly missing an axe blow, before Suicidal Tendencies 2 pushed Killertron and axed it. Maverick then drove at Killertron and forced it back, until Suicidal Tendencies 2 took over and flicked away at Killertron with its axe.

"Little flick again of the toothpick. Comes out at a blur of speed, there!"
— Jonathan Pearce describes Suicidal Tendencies 2's axe

Suicidal Tendencies 2 then attacked Maverick and carried it towards Matilda. Matilda brought her chainsaw into play, but caused little trouble for Maverick. Killertron swung its axe into Suicidal Tendencies, who continued to attack Maverick and carried it around again. Killertron axed Maverick, before being lifted by Suicidal Tendencies 2's forks. All three robots were locked together, with Refbot coming in to break it up.

"And the pink one, at the moment, is the meat between the sandwich."
— Jonathan Pearce as Killertron is locked between Suicidal Tendencies 2 and Maverick

Killertron flailed away with its axe as Suicidal Tendencies 2 got underneath Maverick once more and eventually toppled it over. Shunt came across to inflict damage on the beaten machine, and axed into the underbelly of Maverick.

"Like taking the top off a boiled egg!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Shunt penetrates the bottom of Maverick

Dead Metal then sliced into it before placing it onto the floor flipper, where Maverick was flung back onto its wheels, and cease was called.

Qualified: Killertron & Suicidal Tendencies 2

Semi-FinalsEdit

Wheely Big Cheese (15) vs KillertronEdit

WBC flips killertron transistion

A transition of Wheely Big Cheese's flips against Killertron

Wheely big cheeses flipper

Wheely Big Cheese flips Killertron

The fight started with Killertron's front scoop stopping an initial Wheely Big Cheese attack. Wheely Big Cheese then moved towards the other end of Killertron and flipped it over.

"That was a sensational flip from Wheely Big Cheese!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Shunt carried Killertron back into the centre of the arena, where Wheely Big Cheese threw Killertron back onto its wheels. Killertron then drove straight onto the flipper of Wheely Big Cheese, which resulted in Killertron being catapulted into the air, bouncing on the axe-head and onto its back.

"Look at this - Wheely Big Cheese underneath; wahey, up and over you go!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Matilda re-righted Killertron but to no avail as Wheely Big Cheese came in again and once more flung the pink bot up and over. Killertron tried to self-right with the axe, but couldn't, so the House Robots closed in. Killertron was roasted on the flame pit and then sliced by Matilda and Dead Metal. Eventually, Sir Killalot dropped Killertron in the pit, with the axe still swinging to the very end.

Winner: Wheely Big Cheese

Suicidal Tendencies 2 (32) vs WheelosaurusEdit

Wheelosaurus vs Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies torches Wheelosaurus

"Peter, you are totally to blame for it, Peter it's your fault, Peter move the thing!"
— Jonathan Pearce on Wheelosaurus' lack of mobility

Suicidal Tendencies 2 straight away went for Wheelosaurus, who was not moving. With Wheelosaurus seemingly immobile, Suicidal Tendencies 2 attacked with no worries, causing one of the spikes on the pram wheels to fall off and also puncturing Wheelosaurus with the "toothpick" axe, resulting in Wheelosaurus spewing petrol onto the arena.

"There is petrol spewing from the back of Wheelosaurus! That's the end for Peter Gibson's machine."
— Jonathan Pearce

As Wheelosaurus was leaking petrol, Suicidal Tendencies 2 pushed it over the flame pit, setting it on fire and leaving it to burn. Wheelosaurus was then counted out shortly after, sealing the win for Suicidal Tendencies 2.

Winner: Suicidal Tendencies 2

FinalEdit

"That's why we seed robots, look, they meet in the heat final"
Jonathan Pearce

Wheely Big Cheese (15) vs Suicidal Tendencies 2 (32)Edit

Wheely Big Cheese vs ST Controversial end

The controversial end

Before this fight, Wheely Big Cheese had had some gearbox problems. Suicidal Tendencies 2 went on the attack immediately, using its axe and lifting Wheely Big Cheese, before pushing it into Dead Metal, where the House Robot attacked one of Wheely Big Cheese's wheels and caused sparks.

"In comes Dead Metal to attack the studded wheels. Grating metal, did you hear that? Sounded painful."
— Jonathan Pearce

Wheely Big Cheese escaped, but Suicidal Tendencies 2 continued to attack, holding Wheely Big Cheese by one of its wheels before getting underneath Wheely Big Cheese's front and flicking it up. Unable to get under Suicidal Tendencies 2's low ground clearance, Wheely Big Cheese decided to reverse into Suicidal Tendencies 2, but got hooked by a wheel again.

"There's been good aggression all the way through from Suicidal Tendencies"
— Jonathan Pearce

Wheely Big Cheese wriggled free and Suicidal Tendencies 2's left track then locked up, which left it floundering by the pit, going round in circles. The pit opened, and Wheely Big Cheese tried to force Suicidal Tendencies 2 down, but on two occasions nearly went in itself.

"That is brinkmanship to the extreme! They are dancing with death out there, the two of them."
— Jonathan Pearce

Wheely Big Cheese tried one more time to finish Suicidal Tendencies 2 off, but this time went into the pit. The Suicidal Tendencies 2 team thought they had won, but the judges took the controversial view that Suicidal Tendencies 2 had been immobilised.

Heat Winner: Wheely Big Cheese

"If there's one thing that your television license ensures, It's robot mayhem, on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off

TrialsEdit

SMIDSYPinball

Matilda blocks the target

BiggerBrotherSumo

Shunt disposes of Bigger Brother

ThermidorSumo

Shunt disposes of Thermidor 2

During the Fourth Wars, alongside the main competition, a Pinball Warrior Tournament and Sumo Basho Competition were also held. Unlike the similar competitions of the Third Wars, these trials featured successful qualifiers for Series 4. In between the first and second rounds of each heat, a Pinball run took place, and two sumo attempts took place in between Round 2 and the Heat Final in each of the first eight heats. For Heat H, the Pinball featured S.M.I.D.S.Y. and the Sumo featured Bigger Brother and Thermidor 2.

Pinball Warrior Tournament - S.M.I.D.S.Y.Edit

Score: 70 points

Sumo BashoEdit

  • Bigger Brother - 6.43 seconds
  • Thermidor 2 - 5.03 seconds


Trivia Edit

  • Heat H was one of very few heat finals in Series 4 to feature both seeds.
  • This Heat also featured the return of two robots who had not appeared since the Second Wars, Killertron and Wheelosaurus.
  • Wheely Big Cheese was involved in 2 controversial decisions in this heat where it drove into the pit.
  • Twice in the heat, Killertron was said to have finished third in Series 2, when in fact it finished fourth. The third place playoff from that year in which it lost to Roadblock was even shown, but Jonathan Pearce mistakenly said that this was when Killertron was eliminated from the competition.
  • For some reason, the bottom seed Suicidal Tendencies was featured in this heat in place of Centurion.

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