Proud to be English
|Admin Date||May 2, 2010|
|Level of Activity||Active|
|First Edit||Behemoth, July 1st, 2009|
|Favourite Series||Extreme 1|
|Least Favourite Robot||Typhoon 2|
|Favourite House Robot||Mr. Psycho|
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10 Favourite RobotsEdit
|1||Razer||Not the most popular machine around here, but I truly admire this work of art. Some people think it is "boring", but I will always disagree. It caused some of the most spectacular damage we saw on Robot Wars, which is supposed to be what the show is about. I didn't like Ian Lewis around the first fight with Pussycat, because of his whingeing, but Simon Scott and Vincent Blood were thoroughly nice people and good sports. This robot was the first to defeat Chaos 2- not in Extreme, when several machines beat it, but in the First World Championship, when Chaos 2 was the newly crowned champion. A stunning design, with a brilliant pirouette to boot, where it would lift its helpless foes off the ground (like Wild Thing). One of the all-time heroes of robotic combat.|
|2||Firestorm||A excellent robot from a sporting team. It had outstanding consistency, and while Recyclopse/Cassius were the first to sport front-hinged flippers, Firestorm took the weapon to a whole new level, with the minor tweaks and adjustments between series to maintain its level of class. I absolutely loved its battles, from when it pushed over the pathetic Crasha Gnasha easily to when it hurled Mute out of the arena, having been flipped out in the Series 3 grand final. Such a shame that it didn't manage to win a UK Championship.|
|3||Storm 2||Now, I usually don't like pushing boxes, like Tornado, but I do like aesthetically pleasing robots. Storm 2 is one of those. Jayne Middlemiss was my least favourite pit reporter, but got it almost right when she remarked "It is the cleanest, most beautiful robot I have ever seen". Its performance in the arena was breathtaking, with unparalleled power in the Robot Wars arena. It outclassed Tornado twice, even though the pit was raised for Tornado in one of those fights, and was pretty much cheated out of the Seventh Wars title. See Storm 2/Controversy for more.|
|4||X-Terminator||I always liked X-Terminator when it was equipped with the axe. Marlon Pritchard always seemed like one of the livelier characters in Robot Wars, and was even generous enough to upload all of the robot's battles onto Youtube for everyone, before I began uploading, and long before BBCRobotWarsUK turned up with his brilliant channel. But it was the sheer destructiveness (not destructability as Jonathan Pearce would have put it) of the Series 7 machine tht has propelled X-Terminator up so high in my list. Thank goodness the cocky Tsunami team righted X-Terminator, otherwise we would have had yet another flipper in the semi-finals, and would have had another early casualty in The Seventh Wars, like Behemoth and Pussycat.|
|5||Dantomkia||Great name, inspired by Mike Lambert's three children, and the machine regularly delivered in combat. It performed well in the All-Stars, despite only being a stand-in. For me, the All-Stars shouldn't be based entirely on the level of experience a team has, but on the quality and achievements of the machine, like the first two tournaments. Dantomkia, having flipped out stars like Chaos 2 and Hypno-Disc was always more of a true All-Star than the likes of Kat 3, King B or Ming (who struggled to win fights), or Team Velocirippa's machines (don't even get me started on them).|
|6||Propeller-Head||I liked the comical propeller hats of the team, and this machine gained my respect after its superb comeback against The Revolutionist. Even the builder Mike Konshak was nice enough to help the wiki out with the Team RobotDojo article, rather than go about deleting articles on this site like other RWEW team captains.|
|7||Gravity||It's sleek, well engineered and an absolute monster of a robot. The name, although given to the less poweful version seen in Dutch Robot Wars, is very appropriate, considering its ability to toss other machines high into the air before crashing to the ground. In the words of Jonathan Pearce, its opponents had "High hopes, tossed even higher".|
|8||Mantis||An admirable design, whcih attempted to do what Sir Killalot and Mr. Psycho did, by picking up and dumping robots from the arena. Looked great in its opening round encounter with Jabber, and deserved to go further.|
|9||Robochicken||The team were always good fun, with the ridiculous names for their weapons (fowl flipping deveice?), but their robots were never anything worth caring about. Until Series 7 that is, where they produced a cool looking machine that finally featured decent, destuctive weaponry. Its always nice to see the comedy entry decide to enter a machine that has a decent chance of winning, something that the Plunderbird and Napalm teams should have taken note of.|
|10||Diotoir||The team were absolute legends, deserving of the Sportsmanship awards they were given, and it was nice to see them win a title with Pussycat in Robot Wars Extreme. Always brightening up preceedings by being set on fire, or allowing rival competitors to be adorned with its trademark polka-dot fur, the absence of Team Nemesis and Diotoir, along with many other teams, meant that the Seventh Wars was relatively dull in my view. Oh, and it out-pushed that awful red box in the Fifth Wars, sadly its last win in Robot Wars.|
8 Least Favourite RobotsEdit
- 1. Typhoon 2- This ranking applies to all of Team Typhoon's machines. As unlikeable as I found Tornado for that frame, it did win its title "fairly". On the other hand, we have Typhoon 2 that was helped significantly by the producers to cheat its way to the Series 7 title. It took damage to its drive during the fight, but the producers allowed it to be fixed when Typhoon broke the wall for the second time, while Storm 2's panel was highlighted as the reason it "lost" the final. Team Typhoon's other "wins", are questionable too. In Battlebots, many great creations like T-Minus, Hazard and Complete Control fought for the Middleweight Championship every year. Typhoon simply turned up to touch, and therefore immobilise joke robots like Genesis and Doom. Even Broadsword, with no weaponry and highly exposed and weak wheel almost beat Typhoon! But the biggest reason to hate Team Typhoon is the fact that the only time where decent robots like Steel Sandwich and 259 were drafted in to fight, Typhoon was joined in the middleweight arena by the Typhoon Twins. A farcical 3-on-2 match, where the Typhoon Twins weren't bound the rules that constantly befell Gemini. Easily the single most cheap battle in robot combat history. And I don't even need to mention the "Lightweight Championship" which was just Typhoon Thunder in the arena against some pink piece of crap.
- 2. Tornado- While Storm 2 always looked lovely, Tornado was in my view, just plain, ugly and ordinary. The frame used against Razer is praised by some as an act of ingeniuity, and to an extent it was, but there is no escaping the fact that fitting it was an act of cowardice. Before anyone bleats that i'm only saying this because it beat my favourite robot, I'd like to point out that if Tornado had rammed Razer from the side, without the frame, and dumped Razer in the pit, it would have still gained my respect. There is no denying its class as a competitor, and I even enjoyed its win over Terrorhurtz, but I seldom liked the attitude of Andrew Marchant, especially after mouthing off about Wheely Big Cheese's win over Suicidal Tendencies (despite squeezing through its own heat on the same technicality), and his inability to take a loss in the European Championships. I am fully aware that Tornado didn't cheat, like so many people on Youtube say. Also got a lucky break in the first fight with Storm 2 when the pit was raised, which Jonathan Pearce audaciously tried to call "stylish" from Tornado.
- 3. Henry- Achieved the biggest, most undeserved fluke win over Haardvark with an ugly, useless lump, and set new standards for poor engineering with an even uglier sequel. Neither machine had any potential.
- 4. Infinity (UK)- Now, Robot Wars has seen some pretty bad driving in its run. But Infinity's antics in the first round of the Sixth Wars were appalling. It released the pit, spun over it once, and got away, but then chose to spin over it again. This alone wasn't quite enough to make me hate this robot, but the crappy weaponry tipped my opinion of this over the edge. Did this robot go one battle without those pincers bending? Quite simply, an insult to all other horizontal crushers. Thank the robotic combat gods that a half decent machine prevented this ugly blue box from winning a title. The idea of Hypno-Disc never winning a title, while this robot could have won the University Challenge is frankly frightening.
- 5. Run Away- A prevoius version won Robotica somehow, but presumably the redesign was in comparison, a failure. Such a weak and fragile machine, with an unisnpired design should not have been placed in the UK Robot Wars arena. It wasn't even a good looking, silly comedy entry like Conquering Clown (which still performed far better than Run Away). It was like Napalm (who also managed to perform better than this), but without the loveable team.
- 6. C.V.- Can't be bothered to write out (or copy) its full name. A box that enters Extreme 2 and can't self-right using its axe doesn't deserve it. Another reason I think the University Challenge was the single worst episode in Robot Wars history.
- 7. Daisy Chopper- Boys, boys, boys. If your superior opponent takes on Sergeant Bash because its team is bored of flipping your robot over, that doesn't mean you deserve to win.
- 8. Philipper- Good design, but its performance in international events really bugged me. It pulled out great performances to somehow topple robots like Black Hole and Panzer Mk 2, yet always rolled over and died when it faced Tornado. Should really be known as "Tornado's Little Helper".
Awards & BadgesEdit
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