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"As deadly as a T-Rex with its lifting tail and punching spikes, as solid as a Brontosaurus, but will the "Tricere-top" speed be enough? I hope they don't become a "Diplo-joke-us!"
Jonathan Pearce in the Semi-Finals

Steg-O-Saw-Us (occasionally spelt Steg-A-Saw-Us) was a competitor robot that fought in Series 3 of Robot Wars. Originally a reserve robot called in to replace T-Wrecks at the last minute, it reached the Grand Final in its only series, losing to Hypno-Disc there.

The robot's name was a pun on stegosaurus, a type of dinosaur.

DesignEdit

"Looks steely and spikey too. Has a lifting weapon, two 750 watt motor driven, team member Peter Rowe's hero's Mickey Mouse, will Steg-O-Saw-Us roar or squeak?"
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Steg-O-Saw-Us
Steg1 official image

Steg-O-Saw-Us' official Series 3 profile

Steg-O-Saw-Us was a green box wedge-shaped robot designed to resemble a dinosaur, with red stegosaurus-style spikes along its body as well as two eyes and a mouth at its front end. Its main weapon was a pneumatic lifting tail at the rear, although the robot mainly relied on its high speed and pushing power to ram opponents into the arena wall and arena hazards, often causing significant or terminal damage to their internal components and drive systems in the process.

The team had originally planned to use tracks, but decided to swap them out for regular wheels before appearing on the show. However, Jonathan Pearce mistakenly addressed the wheels as tracks at one point during Steg-O-Saw-Us' run. Steg-O-Saw-Us cost a total of £1500 to build.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

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Steg-O-Saw-Us pits Orac's Revenge

"Look at that power...tremendous stuff...and I thought Steg-O-Saw-Us was the underdog going into this battle here!"
— Jonathan Pearce during its battle with Orac's Revenge

Steg-O-Saw-Us met Orac's Revenge in the first round. It surprised many with its huge pushing power, bulldozing Orac's Revenge into the side walls and finally into the pit whilst shrugging off blows from the other machine's weapon.

It then faced Henry in the next round. Steg-O-Saw-Us charged at Henry, missed, and went into the flames at the beginning of Round 2. Henry went into CPZ's by accident, where its spike got embedded in the arena wall and it was left exposed to attacks from Steg-O-Saw-Us and the House Robots.

Napalm vs Steg

Steg-O-Saw-Us rams Napalm

In the Heat Final, Steg-O-Saw-Us fought former Semi-finalists Napalm, and Steg-O-Saw-Us had the much better start. It rammed Napalm and pushed it into Shunt. Steg-O-Saw-Us rammed it again, but was pinned against the arena wall by Napalm. The House Robots started to attack, but Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped. Steg-O-Saw-Us then smashed Napalm into the arena wall repetitively, and Napalm's armour began to buckle and give way. The battle ended in a judges' decision, but the winner was clear, and Steg-O-Saw-Us was through to the Semi-finals.

"Steg-O-Saw-Us, served up from the dank mists of time, a dino-bot, strong and powerful!"
— Jonathan Pearce in the Semi-Finals
Gravedigger vs Steg-O-Saw-Us

Gravedigger almost flips Steg-O-Saw-Us

The battle started very slowly, with both robots avoiding each other, before Gravedigger pushed Steg-O-Saw-Us into Sir Killalot and then attempted to flip its opponent, but was only just unable to flip it completely. Gravedigger flipped Steg-O-Saw-Us up onto the arena wall but Matilda knocked it back onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us at last put its lifting tail to some good use as it backed into Gravedigger, slightly raised and pushed it around the arena before cease was called, and the judges went for Steg-O-Saw-Us.

Steg.O-Saw-Us vs Beast of Bodmin

Steg-O-Saw-Us rams Beast of Bodmin

Steg-O-Saw-Us then fought Beast of Bodmin for a place in the Grand Final. At the start of the battle, Steg-O-Saw-Us drove into Beast of Bodmin and caused minor damage to the front of its opponent. Steg-O-Saw-Us continued to ram into its opponent until Beast of Bodmin started to slow down. Whilst Beasto of Bodmin was slowing down, Steg-O-Saw-Us repeatedly rammed them into the arena wall until it eventually became immobilised and the House Robots attacked. Beast of Bodmin was then placed onto the arena flipper and flipped, rolling once in midair and landing onto its side before falling back down onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us went through to the Grand Final.

Hypno-Disc vs Steg-O-Saw-Us

Steg-O-Saw-Us taking a bruising from Hypno-Disc

Here, it fought Hypno-Disc, and was described as the underdogs. Hypno-Disc remained stationary for a few moments at the beginning of the battle, getting its disc up to speed, before backing into Steg-O-Saw-Us. Hypno-Disc then reversed and drove once again at Steg-O-Saw-Us but failed to cause any damage. Hypno-Disc then, in preparing to charge at the dinosaur-based robot, backed into Matilda's CPZ and only just managed to escape. Steg-O-Saw-Us, taking advantage of the situation, smashed into the side of Hypno-Disc but in doing so drove into Shunt. After surviving that encounter, Steg-O-Saw-Us turned and decided to charge at Matilda. It finally got away from the two house robots and back into the middle of the arena were Hypno-Disc was waiting for it. At first it seemed like Steg-O-Saw-Us was going to drive straight into the deadly disc but sensibly chose to dodge Hypno-Disc. While Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped Hypno-Disc was still able to make a gash in its side. Steg-O-Saw-Us then turned and this time rushed head-on into Hypno-Disc but strangely survived without taking any damage. The two tussled some more, Steg-O-Saw-Us twice using its power to push Hypno-Disc around the arena and into the side wall which slowed and nearly stopped the rotating disc. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to take control of the battle, slamming into Hypno-Disc several more times. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to slow down which gave Hypno-Disc time to make two more cuts in its side. After a long period of stillness, Steg-O-Saw-Us slowly began to move again, but it seemed that the robot was not under control, senselessly driving into the arena wall. Hypno-Disc slammed the valiant green machine several more times, and Steg-O-Saw-Us finally succumbed to the damage.

The damage was so serious that Steg-O-Saw-Us was deemed irreparable for the playoff, meaning that it would have placed fourth in the Third Wars. However, its would-be opponent, Fire Storm, agreed to share the third place position.

ResultsEdit

STEG-O-SAW-US - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Fourth Place
Heat G, Round 1 vs. Orac's Revenge Won
Heat G, Round 2 vs. Henry Won
Heat G, Final vs. Napalm Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 1 vs. Gravedigger Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 2 vs. Beast of Bodmin Won
Grand Final, Eliminator vs. Hypno-Disc Lost
Grand Final, Playoff vs. Fire Storm Withdrew
NOTE: Steg-O-Saw-Us was forced to withdraw from the playoff as the team was unable to repair the damage it had taken from Hypno-Disc in the previous battle.

Wins/LossesEdit

Steg defeated opponents

Steg-O-Saw-Us's tail with the names of its defeated opponents crossed out.

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 1

The withdrawal from the third place playoff is not counted as a loss.

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Steg-O-Saw-Us Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Joint Third Place
The Fourth Wars Entered with Steg 2
The Fifth Wars Entered with 3 Stegs to Heaven
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with 3 Stegs to Heaven
Series 2 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

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The insides of Steg-O-Saw-Us before the tracks were removed

  • Jonathan Pearce misquoted Steg-O-Saw-Us as a Semi-Finalist ahead of its immediate successor's first battle in Series 4, when it was actually a Grand Finalist.
  • Like Binky, Steg-O-Saw-Us was originally a reserve robot for the Third Wars, but was brought in to compete at the last minute after T-Wrecks withdrew from the competition. This substitution occurred close to filming, explaining why Jurassic Park did not have a full introduction or interviews during Steg-O-Saw-Us' heat.
    • Achieving third place in the main championship makes Steg-O-Saw-Us the most successful reserve robot in Robot Wars, joint with TR2.
    • Coincidentally, T-Wrecks was another robot whose name was a pun on a dinosaur.

External LinksEdit

Steg-O-Saw-Us website

HonoursEdit


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