My favourite Robot Wars moment
|Admin Status||Administrator & Bureaucrat|
|Admin Date|| February 21, 2011|
November 8, 2011
|Level of Activity||Active|
|Favourite Series||Robot Wars: The Fifth Wars|
|Favourite Robot||Panic Attack|
|Favourite House Robot||Growler|
|Favourite Battle||Hypno-Disc vs Bigger Brother (Series 5 Grand Final)|
Hello and welcome to my user page. My name is Christophee and I started this wiki in February 2008. I have served as an administrator since February 2011 and as a bureaucrat since November 2011. I previously held both roles from the creation of the wiki, but I stepped down from my administrator role in April 2010, and from my bureaucrat role in May 2010. I will be happy to answer any questions you may like to ask me about the wiki, or you can ask one of our other administrators.
I started watching Robot Wars during the second series and I have been a big fan ever since. My favourite robots were Panic Attack and Bigger Brother and my favourite battle of all time was Bigger Brother's comeback victory against Hypno-Disc in the Series 5 Grand Final. I went absolutely crazy when Hypno-Disc was pitted at the end of that battle.
I've never actually met any roboteers but I'm pretty sure I saw Michael Lambert from Team Dantomkia come into one of my German lessons at school to fix the computer system. I'm not sure whether he actually does that job but it really did look like him. We also once had a special assembly with a talk from Julia Reed. I don't remember a single thing she said but the outfit she wore was very similar to the one she wore on the show.
Since Robot Wars finished, I have frequently watched the old battles from all seven series (plus Robot Wars Extreme), and I started to make edits on the Robot Wars articles on Wikipedia a few years ago. When it became clear that most aspects of the show were not deemed noteworthy enough to have their own articles on Wikipedia, I decided to start this wiki so that we can make a complete database for all things Robot Wars and keep the memory of the show very much alive.
By the start of 2010 my contribution level had dropped quite significantly so I decided to step down from my administrator role in April 2010 and from my bureaucrat role in May 2010. I subsequently took a short break from the wiki, then for the next few months I visited only a few times a week, making very few major contributions. However, by the end of 2010 I had started to visit much more frequently and began to miss my old admin powers, so in February 2011 I requested promotion back to administrator status, which was granted by TG. When TG opened a Bureaucrat Election to cover his inactivity, I requested promotion back to bureaucrat status. I won the election and my new powers were granted by TG in November 2011.
I still don't contribute as much as I used to, but I visit the wiki virtually every day and do my best to keep it running smoothly.
This is the one badge I earned during my short period as a regular user, before regaining my admin powers.
Top 10 favourite robotsEdit
|1||Panic Attack||Very simple robot, but very effective. It had good speed and manoeuvrability and Kim Davies's driving was simply awesome.|
|2||Bigger Brother||Fantastic design and execution. Good speed, very good weaponry and the team is just so likeable. Plus, who can forget that comeback against Hypno-Disc?|
|3||Drillzilla||Definitely the best walker/shuffler robot on Robot Wars. The speed was great and the pushing power was amazing. I think it definitely should have beaten Panzer Mk 2 in the first US Championship.|
|4||X-Terminator (Series 7)||I like the older versions, but I love the design for Series 7. The flywheel was amazing, and it was particularly great when it was used to throw other robots out of the arena.|
|5||Storm 2||Brilliantly engineered machine. As you can tell, I like quick and manoeuvrable robots, but the power of Storm 2 was unbeaten in my opinion. How could the producers possibly think it was boring?|
|6||Firestorm||Great design, fantastic speed, brilliantly driven by Graham Bone and a great fighting spirit. Plus the team seemed to be made up of really nice people.|
|7||Typhoon 2||Easily the best full-body spinner on Robot Wars. The damage it could do was truly unbelievable at a time when most of the robots were so resilient. Plus the weapon consistently worked, unlike most full-body spinners.|
|8||Steg-O-Saw-Us||The pushing power of this robot was simply incredible. I love how such a simple robot could be so effective. It showed that you didn't need a fancy weapon to be successful on Robot Wars.|
|9||Tornado||Just an immense robot. The acceleration and pushing power was fantastic and it even beat Razer a couple of times. I never agreed with the whole "cheating" argument, in fact I thought the anti-crusher device was ingenious.|
|10||Wild Thing||Another very simple but very effective robot. Always made the semi-finals and went out fighting against some of the best robots. With a little bit more luck it could have been a Grand Finalist.|
Top 10 favourite battlesEdit
|1||Hypno-Disc vs Bigger Brother||Series 5 Grand Final||This battle is the reason I love Bigger Brother so much. It took such a beating and its flipper was no longer working, but it still came back at the end to win the battle. No battle had a more exciting finale in my opinion.|
|2||Chaos 2 vs Wild Thing||Series 5 Semi-Final 1||A very close battle that nearly ended in defeat for both robots on more than one occasion. Fantastic driving from both teams and a great deal of excitement from start to finish.|
|3||Razer vs Firestorm 3||Series 5 Grand Final||Almost another great comeback by a damaged robot. Razer had disabled Firestorm's flipper but it still kept fighting and wasn't far from pitting Razer on three separate occasions. You have to love that fighting spirit.|
|4||Firestorm 5 vs Kat 3 vs Bigger Brother vs Panic Attack||Series 7 All-Stars||I just love the frantic chaos of this battle. They all attack the house robots, Bigger Brother nearly descends into the pit, Refbot does descend into the pit, Cassius Chrome's eye falls off, Shunt gets flipped, the floor flipper and dropzone are both activated. I bet the judges were relieved when Firestorm and Bigger Brother pitted themselves and saved them from having to make an impossible decision.|
|5||Razer vs Tornado||Series 6 Grand Final||Anybody who has seen my list of favourite robots will know that I love speed and power, and that's exactly what Tornado showed throughout this battle. The team employed the perfect tactics to beat Razer, by not allowing it to grab hold until the very end, and the drama that unfolded as the battle finished will remain in the mind of any Robot Wars fan who has seen it.|
|6||Iron Awe 2.1 vs Typhoon 2||Series 7 Heat O||The scale of the impact when Typhoon 2 continually slammed into Iron Awe in this battle was absolutely spectacular, but Iron Awe kept on running after most of the attacks and tried its best to fight back. Fantastic destructive power from Typhoon 2 and excellent durability and fighting spirit from Iron Awe made this a great battle to watch.|
|7||Panic Attack vs S.M.I.D.S.Y.||Series 4 Heat O||This was classic Panic Attack against a very good opponent. S.M.I.D.S.Y. started out on top, but once Panic Attack was able to lift it up, there was only going to be one outcome. This battle shows how effective Panic Attack's simple design can be and also highlights the supreme driving skills of Kim Davies.|
|8||Behemoth vs Bigger Brother||Series 6 Heat L||This battle was short, but it was great while it lasted. Behemoth started strongly but Bigger Brother came back and showed great driving to push Behemoth into the pit. It would have been much higher on the list if it hadn't been so short.|
|9||M2 vs Tiberius 3||Series 7 Heat A||Another great comeback victory. From the moment Tiberius 3 grabbed hold of M2 it seemed like a matter of time before M2 was pitted (much like the first two Razer vs Tornado battles). But Tiberius 3 failed where Razer had succeeded and M2 was able to hang on and break free, eventually flipping and pitting Tiberius 3 to turn the battle on its head.|
|10||Tornado vs Diotoir||Series 5 Heat G||This was one of the greatest upsets in Robot Wars history. Diotoir did incredibly well to stop Tornado from pushing it around, something that most robots failed to do, and then showed great driving skill to pit the seeded robot and secure a sensational victory.|