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Heat B of the All-Stars Championship of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2 was the second heat of the second All-Stars Championship, which took place during Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. The second heat would determine the second of the two robots to go through to the All-Stars Grand-Final, which would be broadcast at the end of the episode.

The episode featuring Heat B was originally broadcast on January 14, 2003 on BBC Choice and repeated on May 16, 2003 on BBC Two.


Competing RobotsEdit

13blackextreme
13 Black
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.39 x 1.86 x 0.66m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons 2 x 850MM discs
Strengths Speed & weapons
Weaknesses Susceptible to flipping
From: Hinkley, Leicestershire
Team Members: John Denny, Tasha Denny & Richard Morris
Chaos 2 extreme 2 official image
Chaos 2
Weight 84kg
Dimensions 0.42 x 0.92 x 0.63m
Power 2 x 1KW motors
Weapons Powerful flipper
Strengths Effective weaponry
Weaknesses Easily shunted
From: Bramford, Ipswich
Team Members: George Francis, Ian Swann & Richard Swann
Silver dominator 2
Dominator 2
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.60 x 1.30 x 0.80m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Axe
Strengths Powerful axe
Weaknesses Uni-directional weaponry
From: Deal, Kent
Team Members: Peter Halloway, Elliot Smart & Paul Tolliday
HDE2
Hypno-Disc
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.47 x 1.22 x 0.74m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Flywheel
Strengths Destructive weaponry
Weaknesses Low pushing power
From: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Team Members: Dave Rose, Derek Rose & Ken Rose
Razer extreme 2 official image
Razer
Weight 92kg
Dimensions 0.41 x 1.14 x 0.60m
Power 2 x 1000W electric motors
Weapons Hydraulic piercer
Strengths Nimble & very accurate
Weaknesses Slow self-righting
From: Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Members: Ian Lewis, Simon Scott & Vincent Blood
SpawnAgain Extreme2
Spawn Again
Weight 92kg
Dimensions 0.60m x 1.16 x 0.80m
Power 750W electric motor
Weapons Pneumatic flipper
Strengths Power & strength
Weaknesses Troublesome weapon
From: East Tilbury, Essex
Team Members: Darren Hayden-Ball & Luke Jackman

Round 1Edit

Razer vs Chaos 2 vs 13 BlackEdit

13Black vs Razer vs Chaos 2

Chaos 2 flips Razer

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Razer's self-righting wing is broken by 13 Black

13 Black controversially spun up their weapon before activate was called. Regardless, it was Razer who started the quickest, immediately crushing one of the discs, stopping it moving, before Chaos 2 came in and tried to flip Razer, but as it was locked to 13 Black, the flipper was not powerful enough to lift both robots. Razer then returned to crushing 13 Black, but it escaped, and Razer was instead thrown by Chaos 2, doing a complete flip in the air. Meanwhile, Chaos 2 caught the wrong end of 13 Black's flywheel, which buckled the flipper. Razer returned to crushing 13 Black, but was once again intercepted by Chaos 2, this time 13 Black escaped long enough to mount an attack of its own, heavily damaging one of the self-righting wings of Razer. Seemingly on its back foot and smoking, Razer was benefited by a glancing blow from Chaos 2 which made the twice UK champion stop moving.

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A damaged Chaos 2 is counted down

Mr Psycho Chaos

Mr Psycho holds Chaos 2, never to fight again

Razer came in and pierced the outer casing of Chaos 2, lifting the machine up before allowing Chaos 2 to be counted out by the Refbot. Mr. Psycho then pushed Chaos 2 to the flipper, before Psycho came in with a hammer blow. Mr. Psycho then picked up Chaos 2, and pranced around with it for a while, before pitting it. Notably, Razer had also stopped moving. This was the last time Chaos 2 was seen on Robot Wars.

"It's had it basically!"
— George Francis

Qualified : Razer & 13 Black

Dominator 2 vs Hypno-Disc vs Spawn AgainEdit

Philippa Forrester: "I'm slightly worried that, in the evolution of Robot Wars, you're going to slip behind, because you've only done one adjustment this time"
Dave Rose: "Well we've actually done two, but the first adjustment was to move the disc drive motor underneath the disc."
Philippa Forrester: "What difference is that going to make?"
Dave Rose: "Hopefully improve the reliability of running the disc"
Philippa Forrester: "Now that's what we want from Hypno-Disc, what was the other improvement?"
Dave Rose: "Derek's had a haircut"
— The Hypno-Disc team discuss changes
HypnoDiscDominatorSpawnAgain1

Dominator 2 pushes Hypno-Disc away

Dominator II vs Spawn Again vs Hypno-Disc

Spawn Again flips Hypno-Disc

Dominator II vs Hypno-Disc

Dominator 2 axes Hypno-Disc

Dominator 2 started this battle by ramming into the side of Hypno-Disc, nearly overturning it. Hypno-Disc retaliated with a slam with the disc, but this did little more than bounce off the side. Hypno-Disc then ran up the wedge of Spawn Again, and was thrown into the air, but landed right side up. Dominator 2 once again pushed Hypno-Disc, but failed to make any impression with its axe. Spawn Again flipped Hypno-Disc once more, but once more failed to turn it over. Hypno-Disc then went on a side charge against Dominator 2, sending some sparks flying, but not making much of an impression on the shell. Dominator 2 retaliated with a blow to the disc with its axe, which bounced off, and failed to puncture the weapon. Hypno-Disc attacked Dominator 2 again , but only succeeded in throwing itself into the air, rather than damaging their opponent. Dominator 2 once again attacked with the axe, but still did not puncture the spinning Hypno-Disc.

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Hypno-Disc, upside down and immobile

Growler Hypno-Disc

Hypno-Disc is pitted by Growler

After a combined assault from Spawn Again and Dominator 2, Hypno-Disc's mobility was reduced to simple forwards and backwards movements, before it stopped altogether. Spawn Again also stopped temporarily, although it recovered in time to flip Hypno-Disc over, as Refbot began its countdown. Once Refbot was satisfied that Hypno-Disc had been immobilised, Growler grabbed hold of Hypno-Disc and pushed it into the pit release, before pitting the beaten machine.

Qualified: Dominator 2 & Spawn Again

Round 2Edit

Razer vs Spawn AgainEdit

Philippa Forrester: "Tactics?"
Darren Hayden-Ball: "Win."
— Team Scutterbots talk tactics
RazerSpawnAgain1

Razer tries to crush the top of Spawn Again

The battle began with Razer trying to crush the roll cage of Spawn Again, but couldn't keep up the pressure, and Spawn Again escaped. Razer again caught up with Spawn Again, and once more tried to crush the roll cage, however Spawn Again spun around, and revealed the far easier target of the front of the robot. Razer took advantage and tried to crush the front, but failed to do so. After Spawn Again escaped, Razer tried to crush the front again, but could only graze.

RazerSpawnAgain2

Spawn Again beaches itself over the pit

Razer then pushed Spawn Again onto the flame pit, but Spawn Again escaped, and rushed for the pit release, before driving straight over it, and before Razer could nudge it in Spawn Again fired its flipper, knocking itself into the pit.

Winner: Razer

13 Black vs Dominator 2Edit

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Dominator 2 gets stuck on its back

The fight started with 13 Black attacking Dominator 2 with its flywheels. After this, both robots found themselves in a CPZ, where Matilda attacked both robots, only flicking 13 Black up, but throwing Dominator 2 over completely, where Dominator 2 got temporarily stuck on its back. With the help of a slam from 13 Black, though, Dominator was righted, and 13 Black came on the attack once again, and then activated the pit release.

13Black vs Dominator II

Dominator spikes the flywheel of 13 Black

Dominator 2 then thrust down on 13 Black with its axe, punching straight through one of 13 Black's flywheels. Dominator 2 was then able to drag 13 Black around the arena, and made an effort to push 13 Black into the pit, with both robots almost falling in numerous times. While being dragged around, 13 Black made contact with the pit release tyre again, and tore it straight off of the arena wall, and the tyre then subsequently rolled into the pit itself.

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13 Black is dragged near the pit

"Well they obviously don't want to go through and meet Razer, either of these two!"
— Jonathan Pearce
13 Black vs Dominator II

13 Black inflicts damage with its flywheel

Eventually, 13 Black turned sharply enough away from Dominator 2, dislodging it from Dominator 2's axe. 13 Black then hit Dominator 2 a few more times with its flywheels, and both robots again came punishingly close to falling into the pit. Time then ran out, and the Judges voted in favour of 13 Black.

Winner: 13 Black

FinalEdit

Razer vs 13 BlackEdit

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Razer crushes 13 Black

13 Black began the battle by spinning wildly in an attempt to defend itself from Razer's jaw. This gave it time to power the discs up to full speed. 13 Black then ran away, before colliding again with Razer, knocking it sideways. 13 Black then got itself pegged on the arena side wall, leaving it a sitting duck for Razer to attack the main body shell, however it failed to pierce the shell on its first attempt. Shunt then arrived and stuck its axe into one of the spinning disc, stopping it permanently.

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Razer suspends 13 Black over the pit

Razer, after attacking 13 Black once more, pressed the pit release and returned to its punishment of 13 Black. After putting one more hole in 13 Black, Razer carried it over to the pit, first suspending it, before finally pitting it. By the end of the battle, Razer was once again smoking and also seemed to have lost a significant amount of the end of its crusher.

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Razer celebrates, note the damage to the claw.

Heat Winner: Razer


Trivia Edit

  • This was the most recent appearance of Chaos 2 and Dominator 2.
  • 13 Black was the only robot in the heat to fight an opponent it had never faced before, having never battled any of its four opponents.
  • Interestingly, only Dominator 2 achieved vengeance, ignoring the fact that Hypno-Disc or Spawn Again lost alongside each other in the Sixth Wars.
  • In the second melee when Growler is shown as a house robot Shunt is behind when the other house robot is Sgt. Bash.

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