Terrorpin, nicknamed Shelly by the team, was a competitor that only fought in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It reached the second round of its Heat, before losing to Invertabrat, although it was well-liked by Philippa Forrester and did receive a nomination for the Best Design award, losing out to Razer.
A virtually unchanged Terrorpin also failed to qualify for Series 4, and did not return to Robot Wars after that. However, it is presently unknown how it failed to qualify.
Terrorpin's name was a pun on 'terrapin', a group of small species of turtle, which also influenced the robot's design.
Terrorpin was a large, four-wheel drive dome-shaped robot which was painted green and designed to resemble a turtle. The outer shell could be raised and lowered in order to prevent robots from getting underneath it, and the robot's weapon was a small pneumatic ram with a spike tip shaped like a turtle's head. Unusually, Terrorpin also featured a whoopee cushion which allowed the machine to produce strange noises, which was demonstrated before its Series 3 battle with Invertabrat.
Both robots dodged each other at the start of the fight, until Vercingetorix got under Terrorpin. Sergeant Bash helped Terrorpin off. Terrorpin's weapon was too high to have any effect, and it drove into Matilda's CPZ and was attacked. Terrorpin then pushed Vercingetorix into Shunt's CPZ, whose axe had no effect. Terrorpin then pushed Vercingetorix into the pit before driving in itself.
In the second round, Invertabrat could not use its flipper because Terrorpin had no ground clearance. The robots became stuck together, and had to be separated by the house robots. Terrorpin raised its shell and escaped after Invertabrat got under it. Invertabrat then became trapped in Dead Metal's CPZ. Dead Metal attacked it with its circular saw before reversing into the pit. The robots drove until the judges' decision, which was in favour of Invertabrat.
At the end of the series, Terrorpin was nominated for the Best Design Award, but lost out to the previous year's winner, Razer.
|TERRORPIN - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat I, Round 1||vs. Vercingetorix||Won|
|Heat I, Round 2||vs. Invertabrat||Lost|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 2|
|The Fourth Wars||Failed to qualify|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
- Terrorpin is an anagram of a competitor introduced a series later, Reptirron.
- Best Design Award - Robot Wars: The Third Wars