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Run Away was a competitor robot from Salem, Oregon that fought in both seasons of the American series Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors as well as Nickelodeon Robot Wars. The team had mixed success in both US Championships having gone out in Round One and Round Two respectivly, but finished as runner-up in the Tag Team competition in Season 1 alongside General Chompsalot.

Run Away also participated in the US vs UK Tag Team competition in Nickelodeon Robot Wars, paired with Zanzara, which had been lent to the other half of the team. This half of the team also entered Season 2 with The Gap.

Run Away was retired from combat because of damage and the plywood and aluminum Robotica armour was put back on after Nickelodeon Robot Wars.

DesignEdit

Run Away was a redesigned model of the then reigning Robotica champion Run Amok. Its weapons were a scoop and two spinning blades on the sides.

Robot HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

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Run Away in Season 1

"We'll be doing big things today"
— Mark Joerger to Rebecca Grant
Run Away participated in the US Championship against Drillzilla, Panzer Mk 2, Cyclone, Spartacus and General Chompsalot. At the start of this battle, Run Away was badly damaged by Cyclone, before being lifted by Drillzilla, who tore its front panel off. Run Away then drove into Sir Killalot, nearly damaging the house robot's breastplate, but escaped. It was immobilized by Drillzilla, and attacked by the house robots, but was not counted out. However, Panzer won the battle.

Run Away also participated in the Tag Team alongside General Chompsalot, and the two machines faced Falcon and Joker. Chompsalot and Falcon started this battle, before their team mates came in. Run Away lifted Joker, and then pressed the pit button. However, Sir Killalot picked up Run Away, and flipped it over, before dragging it onto the floor flipper.

"I had tagged 'General Chompsalot' and moved 'Run Away' off away from the action. Busy watching the match, I did not notice that Sir K. had violated the rules by leaving the patrol zone and venturing into the middle of the arena. He picked up 'Run Away', tried to throw her out of the arena, put her on the 'flipper' upside-down and launched her back onto her wheels! Somewhere in this abuse 'Run Away' lost the chain drive to the rear axle and was immobile."
— Mark Joerger[1]

The judges gave Run Away and Chompsalot the win based to the fact that Sir Killalot broke the rules. In the final, Run Away and Chompsalot faced Tut Tut and Drillzilla, and Run Away and Drillzilla started the battle. Drillzilla attacked Run Away, pushing it around the arena, and into Shunt and Sergeant Bash, who pushed Run Away into the pit trigger. General Chompsalot came in, but was putted by Drillzilla, before Tut Tut tipped Run Away over, immobilizing it.

Season 2Edit

Run Away fought Destructive Criticism and Lightning Tracks in the first round. It ended up getting stuck on top of Lightning Tracks and had its wheel heavily damaged by Destructive Criticism's spinning disc. Run Away made it to Round 2 after Lightning Tracks was considered immobilized and pitted. In the second round, Run Away faced their former Tag Team partner General Chompsalot. Once the fight started, Run Away backed into the pit trigger, but General Chompsalot 2 used its jaw to get a hold of the bottom of Run Away and turn it on its side, the bottom of Run Away was chewed up and it was eliminated.

NickelodeonEdit

Run Away fought in the US/UK Tag Team Terror competition alongside loaner robot Zanzara. For this competition, Run Away had needed a scrap rebuild. However, it was immobilized very quickly by The Revolutionist and soon both partners were launched through the air by the Floor Flipper and pushed into the Pit.

In the Playoff, Run Away was unable to compete due to electrical problems and requiring another scrap rebuild, leaving a heavily damaged Zanzara to fight alone and ultimately lose to Bigger Brother to take fourth place overall.

ResultsEdit

RUN AWAY - RESULTS
Season 1
Tag Team Terror
Competing with General Chompsalot, Runner-up
Round 1 vs. Joker & Falcon Won
Final vs. Tut Tut & Drillzilla Lost
US Championship
Heats
Heat vs. General Chompsalot, Panzer Mk 2, Spartacus, Cyclone, Drillzilla Lost
Season 2
US Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat G, Round 1 vs. Destructive Criticism, Lightning Tracks Qualified
Heat G, Round 2 vs. General Chompsalot 2 Lost
Nickelodeon Robot Wars
International Tag Team Terror
Representing the US and competing with Zanzara, Fourth Place
Eliminator vs. The Revolutionist & Spin Doctor Lost
Playoff vs. Bigger Brother & Kat 3 Lost
NOTE: Run Away was so badly damaged in the battle prior that it was unable to take place in the fight. Zanzara fought alone.

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 4

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Run Away Record
Season 1 Heat (Round 1)
Season 2 Heat, Round 2
Entered with The Gap

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Run Away had previously competed in and won the first season of Robotica as Run Amok. It outscored Spring Breaker in the trials and beat Killer B in the fight to the finish. This put it through to the Finals where it tied for points with Kritical Mass, but won on tie-breaker scoring in the trials. In the final fight to the finish, it faced Ram Force and Juggerbot and beat them both.

TriviaEdit

Run Amok youtube

Run Amok, Run Away's original guise

  • Run Away was originally a 1972 Murray riding Lawn mower that cost the team $20 from a scrapyard.[2]
  • The holes in the wedge were added to give tyre clearance when Run Away was turning. After fitting the wedge in place, the team discovered that it kept the front wheels from pivoting, so rather than remount the wedge, they simply cut away the space they needed. The eye-like appearance was an unintended bonus.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ask Aaron website
  2. Run Amok website

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