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 weapon

The weapon in action

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.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Terrorpin vs vercingetorix

Terrorpin pits Vercingetorix

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.

Invertabrat vs terrorpin

Invertabrat lifts Terrorpin

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.


Series 3
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

Series RecordEdit

  • Team Terror with Terrorpin
  • Terrorpin (far left) at the Series 4 qualifiers
Series Terrorpin Series Record
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
Series 10 Did not enter


  • Terrorpin is an anagram of a competitor introduced a series later, Reptirron.



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