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"Rosie the Riveter is named after Chris Gattman's grandmother, who used to pull planes together in World War II..."
— Stefan Frank

Rosie the Riveter was a competitor robot that fought in both seasons of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. The robot reached the Grand Final of the Season 2 United States Championship, but lost to Panzer Mk 4 in the Eliminators. Its name references the cultural American icon who represented working women during times of war.

In Season 1, Rosie was part of Team Juggerbot, but Chris Gattman formed a breakaway team, Team Logoseye, for Nickelodeon Robot Wars.

DesignEdit

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The original Rosie the Riveter

Building upon its name, Rosie the Riveter was a four-wheel drive, box-shaped robot designed to resemble a World War II fighter plane. It was mainly painted yellow, blue and white with various fighter plane-inspired decals, and in the first season of Extreme Warriors featured an iron battering ram as its weapon. In Season 2 and Nickelodeon Robot Wars, it was known as Rosie The Riveter 2, and upgraded to feature a front wedge as well as a belt-powered circular saw. The robot also featured a host of novelty fighter plane-themed attachments which were removed before its battles, including a pair of wings fixed to its sides, and a miniature cockpit, pilot and tailfin attached to its top panel.

Robot HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

Chris Gattman: "Watch out for the weapons because she'll kill you"
Rebecca Grant: "You guys look fantastic. Bombs away!"
— Rosie the Riveter's pre-match interview

In the United States Championship, Rosie the Riveter had problems with its battery power so the robot could only slowly move forwards and backwards. It managed to hit Mad Cow a few times, but was then pushed into a CPZ by Tiger Cat. It then drove onto the floor flipper which sent it flying into Dead Metal, eliminating Rosie the Riveter from the competition.

Rosie was also involved in the Tag Team Terror, alongside team mate Tricerabot. Tricerabot was pushed onto the flames early on, and so Rosie came in without a tag and was picked up by Sir Killalot. However, this was outside the CPZ and Killalot was reprimanded by Refbot. Rosie was pushed into Matilda's flywheel, but its teammate flipped the house robot on her side. Killalot raced out of his CPZ behind Refbot's back to self-right Matilda, before attacking Tricerabot, placing it on the edge of the pit. The opponents pitted Tricerabot. Rosie was still in the arena mobile, but lost on the resultant judges' decision. In the 3rd place playoff, Rosie started against Falcon who axed it. Tricerabot, who dominated most of tha match, attacked Joker, before it teamed up with its partner on Falcon. Rosie pushed Joker into an angle grinder, before Sergeant Bash separated Falcon from its partner. Rosie managed to immobilize Joker, who was counted out and pitted by Tricerabot, joining the already pitted Falcon, meaning Team Juggerbot won 3rd place in the Tag Team.

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Rosie clashes with Plunderbird.

In the War of Independence, Rosie, representing USA, met UK representative Plunderbird 5 in Round 1. Plunderbird crashed into Rosie, destroying the ornaments, before the two robots pushed each other around. Rosie then pushed Plunderbird onto the grinder, before repeatedly ramming it against the wall. Rosie's spike got stuck in the arena floor, damaging the arena, but Plunderbird wasn't moving properly either. Refbot separated the 2 robots, before cease was called. The judges gave Rosie the Riveter the win.

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Rosie is pitted by Pussycat.

Rosie then fought another UK representative, Pussycat. Rosie started by shoving Pussycat onto the flame pit. Rosie then pushed Pussycat into the CPZs repeated times, but drove into Matilda. Rosie was sawed into by Pussycat and eventually stopped moving and was pitted.

"She's upset alright! Upset in the pit!"
— Stefan Frank as Rosie is pitted
"Pussycat was the hardest robot we fought yet"
— Chris Gattman to Mick Foley after the battle
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Rosie drives up Refbot.

Rosie also participated in the Robot Rebellion. It fought loanerbot Rot Box in Round 1. Rosie attacked Rot Box, who dragged it towards the flames with its mace. Rot Box got stuck on the arena floor and Rosie pushed it into Dead Metal, and its tyre was punctured. Refbot came in to count Rot Box out when Rosie then drove right on top of Refbot's scoop. Rot Box was counted out, placed on the floor flipper and pitted.

Prior to the final, Team Juggerbot put metal bars on Rosie and Tricerabot. At the start Rosie stayed out of the action, whilst Tricerabot drove into Matilda at the start of the battle, and one of the bars flew off. When Rosie and Tricerabot met in the middle of the arena, some of Rosie's paintwork was stuck to Tricerabot. Rosie then pushed Shunt, who lifted it up with his scoop. Tricerabot then flipped Matilda, before all four robots attacked Shunt who broke down. This prompted Sir Killalot to enter the arena. Killalot grabbed hold of Silver Box, whilst Tricerabot pressed the pit trigger. Killalot fell onto his front whilst pitting the loanerbot, allowing Tricerabot to wedge underneath him. Killalot remained stranded next to the pit until time ran out. No winner was called, but Mick Foley admitted it was a moral victory for the competitors.

Season 2Edit

Rosie the Riveter's first battle was against Basenji and Night Stalker, in which Night Stalker lost after its batteries came loose and it was pushed around by Rosie and Basenji.

In Round 2, it faced Techno Trousers. The fight consisted of Techno Trousers being dominated by Rosie the Riveter and eventually Rosie pitted Techno Trousers.

Rosie then made it to the Grand Final after defeating Darkness in a judges' decision.

In the eliminator, it faced Panzer Mk 4. Once the fight started, Rosie pushed Panzer into the arena grinder but Panzer got away, then Rosie got under Panzer but Panzer got away again and rammed Rosie on the side, lifting Rosie a bit but not flipping it over. Later on in the fight, Rosie was slammed into the corner by Panzer, which lead to Dead Metal showing up and pinning Rosie into the wall, and Rosie, trying to escape, ended up hitting the pit trigger. Once Rosie got away from Dead Metal, Panzer started hitting Rosie again and then Panzer ran off, Rosie followed and tried to get under Panzer, but failed after Panzer backed out of the way and Rosie ended up driving into the pit, eliminating Rosie from the competition.

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Snake Bite pushes Rosie

After their loss in the Championship, Rosie the Riveter once again fought in the House Robot Rebellion competition. In the first round, it once again faced Night Stalker and beat it by pushing it into the CPZ where it was attacked by the house robots and immobilized. In the second round, it faced Snake Bite. At first, Rosie was able to push Snake Bite around but then Snake Bite pushed Rosie into a CPZ where Matilda hit both robots with her flywheel. Both robots continued pushing each other but Rosie the Riveter lost the resulting judges decision since Snake Bite had been more aggressive.

NickelodeonEdit

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Rosie clashes with its two opponents.

Under the control of Anthony Light, Rosie the Riveter competed in the Mayhem competition against Propeller-Head and Xylon. It managed to hold up against the hits by Propeller-Head's spinning blade and managed to get underneath Propeller-Head and pushed it into Shunt's CPZ. Matilda came in as well, but was nearly toppled by Rosie the Riveter as Shunt hit it with its axe. Rosie the Riveter escaped and continued to attack Propeller-Head who left more hits on Rosie the Riveter and Xylon as time ran out. Despite Rosie the Riveter being the most aggressive, Propeller-Head was declared the winner due to damage done to Xylon.

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Rosie is axed by Tut Tut

Rosie the Riveter also competed in the Challenge Belt tournament against current belt holders Tut Tut. It started out very quick, dodging Tut Tut's axe and pushing it into the wall. Tut Tut then axed Rosie the Riveter and dragged it around a bit. Rosie the Riveter then drove under Tut Tut and carried it around the arena into Shunt's CPZ. Tut Tut landed several hits on the top of Rosie the Riveter with its axe. Rosie the Riveter then pressed the Pit Release button and drove over the Pit just as it was opening. Tut Tut continued to land hits on Rosie the Riveter just as time ran out. The judges decided that Rosie the Riveter had taken much more damage and declared Tut Tut the winner and still holder of the Challenge Belt.

ResultsEdit

ROSIE THE RIVETER - RESULTS
Season 1
Robot Rebellion
Final (with Silver Box, Tut Tut & Tricerabot)
Eliminator vs. Rot Box Won
Final vs. Matilda, Shunt & Sir Killalot No winner
Tag Team Terror
Competing with Tricerabot, Third Place
Round 1 vs. Tut Tut & Drillzilla Lost
Playoff vs. Joker & Falcon Won
War of Independence
Representing the USA, Semi-Final
Eliminator vs. Plunderbird 5 (UK) Won
Semi-Final vs. Pussycat (UK) Lost
US Championship
Eliminated in Heats
Heat vs. Tiger Cat, Close Enough, Rippa Raptor, Manta, Mad Cow Eliminated
ROSIE THE RIVETER 2 - RESULTS
Season 2
US Championship
Grand Final, Round 1
Heat E, Round 1 vs. Basenji, Night Stalker Qualified
Heat E, Round 2 vs. Techno Trousers Won
Heat E, Final vs. Darkness Won
Grand Final, Round 1 vs. Panzer Mk 4 Lost
Robot Rebellion
Round 2
Round 1 vs. Night Stalker Won
Round 2 vs. Snake Bite Lost
Nickelodeon
Mayhem
Round 1
Round 1 vs. Propeller-Head, Xylon Eliminated
Challenge Belt
Challenge Failed
Challenge Belt vs. Tut Tut Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 7
  • Losses: 7
  • Draws: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Rosie the Riveter Record
Season 1 Heat (Round 1)
Entered with Tricerabot
Season 2 Grand Final, Round 1
Entered Tricerabot 3.0

Outside Robot WarsEdit

The original version of Rosie the Riveter fought in Season 1 of Robotica as Juggerbot where it finished as runner-up to Run Amok, while the second version fought in Season 3 where it was painted black and renamed Logoseye, and lost to Da Claw in its heat.

Appearances in MerchandiseEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The team name Logoseye comes from Chris Gattman's band[1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://members.toast.net/joerger/gallery3.html

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