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Heat G of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars was the seventh of sixteen heats which determined the Semi-Finalists of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars. The episode featuring Heat G was originally broadcast on December 13, 2003 on Five.

Competing robotsEdit

NewcomersEdit

Cygnus X-1
Cygnus X-1
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.42 x 1.21 x 0.91m
Power 700W electric motor
Weapons Pneumatic flipper
Strengths Strong armour
Weaknesses Unknown as yet
From: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Team Members: Richard Comfort, Brian Burrows & Clive Hall
Hellbent
Hellbent
Weight 97kg
Dimensions 0.60 x 1.17 x 0.74m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Front lifting forks & axe
Strengths It has two weapons
Weaknesses Lightweight chassis
From: Yelverton, Devon
Team Members: John Wilkinson, Vicky Wilkinson & James Wilkinson
I Bot One Beta
I Bot One Beta
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.26 x 1.05 x 0.76m
Power Electric motors
Weapons 2 Spinning discs
Strengths Well armoured
Weaknesses Inexperienced
From: Essen, Germany
Team Members: Bjorn Rust & Kai Koppersberg
Mean streak
Mean Streak
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.25 x 1.20 x 0.67m
Power 800W electric motor
Weapons 4 Spinning discs
Strengths Weapons and armour
Weaknesses None found
From: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Team Members: Derek Meads, Martin Moss & Jonathan Lunn
Terror turtle
Terror Turtle
Weight 96kg
Dimensions 0.40 x 1.10 x 0.94m
Power 675W electric motor
Weapons Spinning disc
Strengths Nasty disc & being a turtle
Weaknesses Big wheels & it's a turtle
From: Lewes, West Sussex
Team Members: John Frizell, JJ Frizell & Zacky Frizell

VeteransEdit

Araknia
Araknia
Weight 77kg
Dimensions 0.33 x 1.47 x 1.17m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Spinning bar
Strengths Speed & very strong body
Weaknesses Vulnerable to axes
From: Preston, Lancashire
Team Members: Geoff Graham & Phil Marsden
AtomicHQ
Atomic
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.41 x 0.93 x 0.79m
Power 750W electric motor
Weapons High pressure flipper & spike
Strengths Speed and reliability
Weaknesses Lacks experience
From: Arley, Worcestershire
Team Members: Stephen Bebb, David Bebb & Paul Francis
S7MIDSY
S.M.I.D.S.Y. (seeded 13th)
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.26 x 1.00 x 0.80m
Power Electric motors
Weapons Lifter & disc
Strengths Both ends are dangerous
Weaknesses Weak top and sides
From: Horley, West Sussex
Team Members: Robin Bennett, Steve Bennett & Mike Fleming

Round 1Edit

S.M.I.D.S.Y. (13) vs Atomic vs Cygnus X-1 vs Terror TurtleEdit

Atomic vs Terror Turtle

Atomic throws out Terror Turtle

Atomic immediately got underneath Terror Turtle and flipped it over, but it was invertible and kept on running. Terror Turtle was then attacked by S.M.I.D.S.Y. and Cygnus X-1, but was able to escape from their grasps. Atomic launched an attack on Cygnus X-1 and flipped it up against the arena wall. Atomic then avoided an attack from S.M.I.D.S.Y. and charged at Terror Turtle, flipping it up and out of the arena.

Atomic S.M.I.D.S.Y. Cygnus

Atomic puts S.M.I.D.S.Y. in danger

"That was super! Turtle super!"
— Jonathan Pearce after Terror Turtle is flipped Out of the Arena

S.M.I.D.S.Y. then pushed Cygnus X-1 across the arena, but was flipped from behind by Atomic in the process, leaving S.M.I.D.S.Y. and Cygnus X-1 stranded against the arena wall.

"What's happened to S.M.I.D.S.Y.? The seeded machine on its side, could Atomic get in and thrust them out of the arena?"
— Jonathan Pearce as Atomic chucks S.M.I.D.S.Y. onto the arena side wall
Refbot counts out Cygnus X-1

Refbot counts out Cygnus X-1

Atomic vs SMIDSY R1

Atomic opens the pit with S.M.I.D.S.Y. atop it

Atomic got underneath S.M.I.D.S.Y., but did not attempt to flip it out of the arena, leaving it instead to be attacked by Shunt. Atomic attempted to flip Cygnus X-1 out, but the flipper seemed less powerful and unable to finish it off. Cygnus X-1 was then counted out as Atomic continued to throw S.M.I.D.S.Y. around the arena. S.M.I.D.S.Y. became immobilised and was pitted by Atomic, but both robots progressed to the second round.

Qualified: S.M.I.D.S.Y. & Atomic

Araknia vs Mean Streak vs Hellbent vs I Bot One BetaEdit

Hellbent vs Mean Streak

Hellbent chooses its first target

Hellbent attacks Araknia

Hellbent axes Araknia

The battle started slowly, with all four robots taking some time to get going. Hellbent was the first to attack, flipping Mean Streak over with its lifting forks before attacking with the axe. The four robots engaged and Hellbent continued to attack Mean Streak with the axe, while Araknia span around and ran away, before it too was axed and flipped by Hellbent. I Bot One Beta was staying out of trouble, but was nearly attacked by Hellbent as Araknia continued to spin around in circles.

"Hellbent look very good to me."
— Jonathan Pearce as Hellbent chases I Bot One Beta after damaging Araknia
Hellbent I-Bot-One-Beta

I Bot One Beta is slammed into submission

Hellbent finally caught up with I Bot One Beta and slammed it against the arena wall, where it was left immobilised and attacked by Sir Killalot. Araknia still continued to spin around and the armour plating on the bottom of the machine and its spinning weapon fell off onto the arena floor. I Bot One Beta was counted out and Araknia appeared to be immobilised also, but Hellbent continued to attack Mean Streak.

Hellbent Araknia 1

Araknia loses its bottom armour and weapon

"That's the end of the German team... fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, come on... neun. Ta-ta."
— Jonathan Pearce as I Bot One Beta is counted out by Refbot

Araknia was finally counted out and set alight, so Mean Streak and Hellbent progressed.

Qualified: Mean Streak & Hellbent

Round 2Edit

S.M.I.D.S.Y. (13) vs Mean StreakEdit

SMIDSY vs Mean Streak

S.M.I.D.S.Y. tips Mean Streak.

Mr Psycho Mean Streak

Mr. Psycho attacks Mean Streak

S.M.I.D.S.Y. immediately got underneath Mean Streak, but Mean Streak quickly escaped. The two robots engaged again and S.M.I.D.S.Y. was able to push into the side of Mean Streak, but Mean Streak held firm and resisted being pushed around the arena. S.M.I.D.S.Y. then changed tactics and attempted to attack Mean Streak with its spinning disc, but missed and ended up in the CPZ, quickly escaping from the clutches of Sergeant Bash. S.M.I.D.S.Y. then got underneath Mean Streak again and sparks flew as it rammed into Mean Streak's spinning discs, but it was able to push its opponent into the CPZ. Sergeant Bash attacked with its pincers and S.M.I.D.S.Y. rammed Mean Streak into the arena wall. Mean Streak eventually escaped from the CPZ, but S.M.I.D.S.Y. pushed it into another one and it was hit by Mr. Psycho's hammer.

"Psycho, Psycho, give us a wave... He gave us a hammer."
— Jonathan Pearce as Mr. Psycho's hammer comes down onto Mean Streak
Mean Streak Near OotA

Mean Streak is almost flipped out of the arena by the floor flipper.

Mean Streak Sergeant Bash

Sergeant Bash crumples into Mean Streak

Mean Streak escaped again, and narrowly avoided dropping into the pit as S.M.I.D.S.Y. activated the pit release button. S.M.I.D.S.Y. then pushed Mean Streak into the arena wall and slowly lifted it up onto its side, leaving it completely stranded. Mean Streak was counted out and then placed onto the arena flipper, which very nearly threw it out of the arena. Sergeant Bash crumpled through the armour of Mean Streak, before finally pitting it with the help of Refbot and S.M.I.D.S.Y.

"Now the Sergeant's gone in! Oh this is too much. This isn't sportsmanship. This isn't nice. This is horrible... and lovely... and downright despicable. Below the belt... dirty... cynical... and we want more."
— Jonathan Pearce as Sergeant Bash crumples into Mean Streak

Winner: S.M.I.D.S.Y.

Hellbent vs AtomicEdit

Atomic vs hellbent

Atomic throws over Hellbent

Atomic vs Hellbent

A second victim flies out of the arena to Atomic

Atomic immediately tried to flip Hellbent but the attack missed and Hellbent was able to lift Atomic briefly off the ground. Atomic continued to miss with the flipper, but eventually got underneath Hellbent and threw it into the air. Hellbent landed on its wheels and continued, but Atomic quickly launched another attack. Atomic got underneath Hellbent, pushed towards the arena wall, and threw it straight out of the arena.

"This is a durable little machine, new to Robot Wars, until that moment! Well it was just a little bit too lightweight and out it went. Very good Atomic, and the end of the Hellbent team."
— Jonathan Pearce as Atomic seals its heat final place

Winner: Atomic

FinalEdit

S.M.I.D.S.Y. (13) vs AtomicEdit

Atomic vs SMIDSY 1

Atomic charges into S.M.I.D.S.Y.

The two robots attempted to attack each other, but the charges of both robots kept on missing their targets. S.M.I.D.S.Y. managed a couple of nudges on the side of its opponent, before Atomic got underneath and flipped S.M.I.D.S.Y. over.

"S.M.I.D.S.Y. needs to dodge, turn, dodge, turn, run, draw Atomic towards the pit, towards house robots. This is how grave I feel for the seeded machine."
— Jonathan Pearce

S.M.I.D.S.Y. then attacked Atomic with its spinning disc, but Atomic recovered and continued to get underneath S.M.I.D.S.Y., throwing it into the air twice more. S.M.I.D.S.Y. then began to scamper around the arena, but was soon caught by Atomic who got underneath S.M.I.D.S.Y., pushed it towards the side of the arena and threw it into the wall, which it clipped and then flew over and out of the arena.

Atomic vs smidsy

S.M.I.D.S.Y. is out of the 7th Wars

"OH, it's all over! A very, very good display by Atomic, and the seeds have fallen. Always on the cards. S.M.I.D.S.Y. had to keep dodging and ducking and diving, and they took the big dive instead."
— Jonathan Pearce

Heat Winner: Atomic

"If you ever see a farmer, sucking on straws, he's dreaming of tactics, for Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off

Special EventEdit

Main article: The Third World Championship

Between Round 1 and Round 2 of each heat (except Heat I), a 'Special Event' was shown. For Heat G, it was a World Championship Qualifier between Crushtacean of South Africa and Topbot of the Republic of Ireland.

Winner: Crushtacean

Trivia Edit

  • This heat featured five newcomers to the main competition, four of which were brand new to Robot Wars, the most in Series 7.
  • This heat saw a dramatic improvement of Atomic, which flipped out one robot per battle, tying Tsunami's record of consecutive Out of the Arena flips.
  • The battle between Atomic and Hellbent is ranked 18th in the Shortest Battles in UK Robot Wars.
  • Jonathan Pearce made an error in the commentary for the Heat Final regarding Atomic. He claimed that it reached the Heat Final of Series 3 and was beaten by Hypno-Disc in Series 4. It actually lost in the Heat Final of Series 4 and was beaten by Hypno-Disc in Series 5.

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