- "A Robot Wars god, or a Robot Wars dud?"
- — Jonathan Pearce as Zeus enters the arena.
Zeus was an Italian robot that exclusively appeared in the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It represented Italy in the European Championship, which was also broadcast as part of German Robot Wars, losing to German series champion Black Hole in the first round.
Zeus was also scheduled to fight the Swedish robot Rawbot for a place in the Third World Championship, broadcast at the end of Series 7 of Robot Wars. However, Zeus broke down before the battle and had to withdraw, granting Rawbot automatic qualification into the World Championship. Onscreen, Rawbot's qualification was explained by a claim that it was the "Swedish champion", despite no Swedish series of Robot Wars ever being produced.
Zeus was named after the Greek king of the gods, whose thunderbolt symbol formed part of the robot's logo.
It is one of only two Italian robots ever to compete on Robot Wars, the other being Mastiff. Both robots fought a German robot and lost in their only battles
Zeus was a compact box-shaped robot made out of aluminium with polycarbonate armour, and armed with a tall pneumatic flipper resembling a forklift and featuring a spiked plate. The team claimed that the flipper was capable of throwing other robots out of the arena, but despite having good pushing power, Zeus was unable to demonstrate this after sustaining severe damage during its only battle. The robot also suffered from a lack of experience and a 2cm ground clearance.
Extreme 2/German SeriesEdit
- "It's a very strong robot, and it's not possible for Black Hole to destroy it."
- — Confidence from the team before going in.
Representing Italy, Zeus fought in the European Championship, broadcast as part of Extreme Series 2 and German Robot Wars. In its first round battle, it fought German champion Black Hole, and immediately had its flipper plate sheared off by Black Hole's discs, leaving it unable to attack. Another hit from Black Hole threw Zeus onto its back, before Black Hole continued to rip parts of Zeus' armour off and push it onto its flipper, then back onto its wheels. Zeus was tossed around by Black Hole a few more times, before being left on its back near a CO2 jet and being attacked by Dead Metal and Mr. Psycho. Refbot counted the overturned Zeus out, before Mr. Psycho hoisted it into the air and dropped it into the pit.
- "Pasta la vista, baby! You're out!"
- — Jonathan Pearce following Zeus' demise
|ZEUS - RESULTS|
|Extreme Series 2/German Robot Wars|
Representing Italy, Round 1
|Round 1||vs. Black Hole (GER)||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Main Series||Zeus Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars|| Third World Championship|
(withdrew from qualifiers)
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Did not enter|