Spawn Again in Series 7
|UK Series||5-7, Extreme 1-2|
|Team Members|| Darren Hayden-Ball|
(Series 5, Extreme 1)
|Dimensions||0.90m x 1.02m x 0.70m|
|Power||2 x 750w Electric Motors|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
- "Reborn and ready for revenge!"
- — Robot Wars: The Ultimate Guide
Spawn Again was a large black four-wheel driven, aluminium box-sectioned, wedge-shaped robot with a powerful rear-hinged flipper and was Team Scutterbots's final entry to Robot Wars. The flipper was 1m tall and enormously powerful, having the ability to throw opponents clean out of the arena, which it achieved twice (against Evolution and Chip) and it often flipped itself over during stationary flips due to the immense 1000PSI pressure released from the flipper running of a full gas charge at 1000lbs per square inch. A rollcage was added to the back of the robot in Series 6, replacing the very rarely used spike and, in Extreme 2, the mechanism for the flipper and the drive system were completely changed as well as the new steel armour. This was further upgraded in Series 7, although mostly it was all internally. It competed in Series 5, 6 and 7 of Robot Wars, plus both series of Extreme, reaching the semi-finals of the earlier two series. Despite the success rate and the claims that the robot could reach 25mph, the Spawn Again robot was well known for its lack of reliability; the robot often lost battles after breaking down or suffering mechanical problems such as slow control responses. The original robot was very lightweight at only 79kg. The team also competed in Series 3 with Scutter's Revenge, and in Series 4 with Spawn of Scutter, which also reached the semi-finals.
In its Robot Wars debut, Spawn Again fought in the Tag-Team Terror competition alongside Comengetorix, the successor to Vercingetorix whom Team Scutterbots beat in Series 4 with their previous robot Spawn of Scutter. Spawn Again managed to get a solitary flip in on Major Tom before its flipper jammed open for the rest of the fight. Major Tom was righted by its teammate Bigger Brother, but didn't move after that which allowed Spawn Again and Comengetorix through. In The Semi-Final, they faced Diotoir & Pussycat (who replaced Diotoir's team-mate Mega Morg due to technical problems). Spawn Again was the first out with Pussycat. Spawn Again wasn't fast enough to catch up with Pussycat. Spawn Again eventually got an opportunity, but it missed the first attempted flip on Pussycat. However, it did manage to flip Pussycat into the CPZ with Matilda but Pussycat escaped. After all four of the robots were out in the arena fighting, Spawn Again broke down and was counted out, eliminating the tag team from the competition.
Spawn Again was also due to compete in the Mayhem qualifiers for one of the two Annihilators, but it withdrew for unknown reasons.
Spawn Again was seeded number 13 for the Fifth Wars; relatively low for a semi-finalist from the previous series. Despite this, it was no underdog in its heat, as it soundly defeated newcomers to the wars Hydra in the first round, throughout the battle, Spawn Again threw Hydra around the arena with its flipper repeatedly, each time however, the other robot swiftly self-righted, until Hydra finally lost power in its flipping arm and broke down, it was counted out and Spawn Again went through to the next round of the heat. In the second round, twenty seconds of fighting was all it took to defeat newcomers Evolution as the seed flipped it over, before sliding underneath the overturned machine and tossing it out of the arena. This was yet another convincing win that saw Spawn Again face the experienced Diotoir machine in the Heat Final, who'd already defeated the 12th seeds and heat favourites Tornado in the second round to reach that stage. In the battle, Spawn Again flipped the Irish robot immediately and Diotoir's desperate attempts to self-right were in vain. Diotoir was later counted out by Refbot and burnt by Sergeant Bash, this all happened in good time for Spawn Again, as the 13th seeds then became immobilised as it tried to immediately swoop in and pit Diotoir once the latter was counted out. This meant that Spawn Again was through to the Series Semi-Finals.
In the Series Semi-Finals, Spawn Again met the 4th seeds and future champions Razer in Round 1, who pierced its flipper straight away and held on to the 13th seeds for the duration of the battle. Razer eventually brought Spawn Again over to the pit and pitted it with ease. Spawn Again failed to redeem itself in the Loser's Melee that was to come, where it went up against the number 9 seeds Wild Thing and S3. Spawn Again held little resistance to the attacks from its two opponents, therefore it was soon immobilised by both of their spinning weapons and pitted. It was eliminated, along with Wild Thing, putting the unseeded S3 back into the competition.
This time around, Spawn Again was seeded number 10, the lowest ranked semi-finalist from the previous series. Spawn Again didn't set the arena ablaze in its first battle towards its Sixth Wars campaign, there it faced Supernova, Short Circuit and Tiberius 3. To begin with, as its mobility was impaired right from the very start, it stayed out of the action completely until Supernova had immobilised the inexperienced Short Circuit and Spawn Again was approached by both Tiberius 3 and Supernova. Spawn Again managed to throw Tiberius 3 over, also managing to flip itself over in the process, however the 10th seed did manage to self-right. Supernova then attacked the sluggish Spawn Again, grinding it slowly to a halt. Luckily, just as Spawn Again stopped, Tiberius 3 was counted out by Refbot, and Spawn Again scraped through to the next round. In Spawn Again's second round battle it was up against Spam. The 10th seed was just as sluggish as it was in Round 1 and it also couldn't get its flipper to work at all and was only able to push Spam around if they drove up onto the flipper. Spam then activated the pit release button and began to nudge Spawn Again towards the pit, then, suddenly, Spawn Again's flipper fired. However, before Spawn Again could use it offensively, an out of control Spam drove straight into the pit of its own accord. This put Spawn Again into the heat final where it went up against Supernova again. This time, the flipper and mobility of Spawn Again were both working properly and Spawn Again immediately flipped Supernova onto the angle grinders, hindering their mobility, Spawn Again then slammed Supernova into the arena wall, where the Sri-Lanken robot finally came to a halt and was counted out by Refbot, putting Spawn Again through to the Series Semi-Finals for the second time in a row.
Despite beating Supernova, Spawn Again still seemed to be suffering problems from the two encounters in the Semi-Finals and failed to make any impression on its Round 1 opponent Terrorhurtz, Spawn Again was constantly axed by the insane Terrorhurtz, and failed to take advantage when Terrorhurtz spun out of control. Eventually, Spawn Again was axed into submission and counted out. In the losers melee it played a huge part in taking out favourite and the number 4 seeds Hypno-Disc by trapping it in the CPZ, making Hypno-Disc flail out of control and become immobilised. Spawn Again then almost flipped the number 2 seeds Bigger Brother out of the arena before its flipper jammed and its old problems seemed to set. Spawn Again stopped moving and Bigger Brother took advantage and pitted Spawn Again just as Hypno-Disc was fully counted out.
Extreme 2EditIn the second series of Extreme, Spawn Again singularly competed in the All-Stars tournament for reaching the Semi-Finals of Series 6. In the first round, it went up against Hypno-Disc and Dominator 2. It was seen as something of an underdog, due to its poor reliability rate throughout the Sixth Wars, but it held its own for the fight and was able to flip Hypno-Disc high into the air a few times during the fight. However, for a lot of the fight, Spawn Again stayed out of the main action as Dominator 2 and Hypno-Disc were fighting each other, both moving at a rate too fast for Spawn Again. Eventually, Hypno-Disc was immobilised and was counted out by Refbot, but this didn't stop Spawn Again flipping the 3 times Grand Finalist over during the count. This meant that Spawn Again was through to the next round along with Dominator 2. In the second round, Spawn Again was up against World Champions Razer. Despite a valiant effort against them. Spawn Again sustained a lot of damage from the claw, however this damage proved not to hinder the robot too much until the end when Razer used the claw to hold the flipper down and to reach the wheels and differentials. Razer then slowly eased Spawn Again towards the pit. But Spawn Again then fired its flipper as a last moment of defence, but this caused Spawn Again to over-balance, and it fell into the pit and was eliminated from the competition.
Spawn Again returned for Series 7, this time seeded 6th as it was one of only 7 returning Semi-Finalists from the previous series, in the first round, Spawn Again was up against Chip, NEATer Machine and Revenge of Trouble & Strife. Spawn Again made a very impressive start to the battle by throwing Chip out of the arena in the opening seconds quite a way from the arena wall. It then pursued Revenge of Trouble & Strife, nearly flipping it out of the arena several times, however both robots went through to Round 2 as NEATer Machine was already immobilised and counted out thanks to Revenge of Trouble & Strife's spinning disc. In the second round battle for Spawn Again against R.O.C.S., the 6th seeds couldn't quite match their success in the opening battle but won the battle regardless when it flipped R.O.C.S. over several times, almost getting R.O.C.S. out of the arena. Eventually their self-righting mechanism ceased functioning properly, and R.O.C.S. was counted out and eliminated.
In its Heat Final against Raging Knightmare (a rematch from Series 4) the robot leapt quickly out of the traps before a small screw was seen flying out of the ram and then the ram exploded spectacularly, sending CO2 gas everywhere. With no flipper and the ram hanging out the front of the robot Spawn Again dashed for the pit release but missed and got the end of the ram wedged underneath the arena wall leaving it as an open target for Raging Knightmare to attack. Raging Knightmare failed at getting its opponent out of the arena on the first attempt, leaving Spawn Again balancing on the arena wall, before being flipped out completely. This was the first time Spawn Again, and Team Scutterbots, had failed to reach the series semi finals.
Spawn Again was offered the opportunity to compete in the All-Stars tournament at the end of Series 7, as the team had competed in at least 5 series. Unfortunately, the damage taken in the Heat Final battle with Raging Knightmare was enough to keep it from competing. After many other prospects were suffering the same, Dantomkia was used as a 'filler robot'.
US Season 1Edit
Spawn Again represented the UK in the War of Independence Special in the first season of Extreme Warriors. Due to a faulty kill switch, Spawn Again didn't last long. The first tap from its opponent Joker was enough to shut it down, and take it out of the competition.
|SPAWN AGAIN - RESULTS|
|Extreme Series 1|
|Tag Team Terror|
Competing with Comengetorix, Round 2
|Round 1||vs. Bigger Brother & Major Tom||Won|
|Round 2||vs. Pussycat & Diotoir||Lost|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
13th Seed, Semi-Final, Round 1
|Heat G, Eliminator||vs. Hydra||Won|
|Heat G, Semi-Final||vs. Evolution||Won|
|Heat G, Final||vs. Diotoir||Won|
|Semi-Final 1, Round 1||vs. Razer (4)||Lost|
|Semi-Final 1, Losers Melee||vs. S3, Wild Thing (9)||Lost|
|The Sixth Wars - UK Championship|
10th Seed, Semi-Final, Round 1
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Supernova, Short Circuit, Tiberius 3||Qualified|
|Heat H, Round 2||vs. Spam||Won|
|Heat H, Final||vs. Supernova||Won|
|Semi-Final 1, Round 1||vs. Terrorhurtz||Lost|
|Semi-Final 1, Losers Melee||vs. Hypno-Disc (4), Bigger Brother (2)||Lost|
|Extreme Series 2|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat B, Round 1||vs. Dominator 2, Hypno-Disc||Qualified|
|Heat B, Round 2||vs. Razer||Lost|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
6th Seed, Heat Final
|Heat N, Round 1||vs. Chip, Neater Machine, Revenge of Trouble & Strife||Qualified|
|Heat N, Round 2||vs. R.O.C.S.||Won|
|Heat N, Final||vs. Raging Knightmare||Lost|
|War of Independence|
Representing UK, Round 1
|Eliminator||vs. Joker (USA)||Lost|
- UK Wins: 10
- UK Losses: 7
- US Wins: 0
- US Losses: 1
- Series 1-2: Did not enter
- Series 3: Entered with Scutter's Revenge
- Series 4: Entered with Spawn of Scutter
- Series 5: Semi-Finals, Round 1
- Series 6: Semi-Finals, Round 1
- Series 7: Heat Final
- Spawn Again was one of eight competitors in The Seventh Wars that competed in at least 5 series of Robot Wars that were excluded from the All-Stars tournament at the end of the series for their own reasons.
- Spawn Again is one of only eight robots to debut in Extreme 1 and to fight in one of the main competitions. The others were 3 Stegs to Heaven, Axe Awe, Comengetorix, Fighting Torque, Fluffy, NEAT Machine and Sub-Version. It is also the only robot to debut in Extreme 1 ever to reach a semi-final.
- Spawn Again fought a diffferent vertical crusher wielding robot in every main series in which it competed.