History Awesome / RobotWars

28th Aug '16 2:16:22 PM LondonPurple
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** Carbide continuing its trail of destruction, shredding wildcard-winner Thor and disabling Apollo with a single blow during the round robin.

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** Carbide continuing its trail of destruction, shredding wildcard-winner Thor and disabling Apollo with a single blow during the round robin. It even accidentally ripped off a steel slab from the arena wall, forcing the show to pause the match.
28th Aug '16 2:14:29 PM rembrandt112
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* The 2016 Grand Final was a worthy successor to those of the original series, with nearly every battle having some kind of spectacle. To wit:
** Carbide continuing its trail of destruction, shredding wildcard-winner Thor and disabling Apollo with a single blow during the round robin.
** Apollo dominating TR2, consistently out-driving them and flipping them over and over until TR2 ran out of CO2 and could not self-right - karmic, considering that strategy is what TR2 employed against Dantomkia in the heats.
** TR2 disabling Carbide's lethal spinning bar by deliberately ramming into it, then repeatedly manhandling it into Shunt. The match lasted the whole three minutes, with the judges ruling unanimously in TR2's favour.
** While it struggled enormously, Thor deserves credit for its sheer tenacity. Despite repeatedly enduring brutal beatdowns from the other competitors and being reduced to effectively a zombie made of other machine's parts, the venerable hammerbot did not withdraw and kept fighting even when it became clear how outclassed it was.
** The grand final between Carbide and Apollo was the most intense match of the series. Carbide's blade dealt terrible damage to Apollo's bodywork, only for the latter to copy TR2's earlier success and break said blade with their heavily armoured prow. By the time the three minutes were up both bots were limping, their primary weapons broken, but Apollo's mighty flipper carried them to victory.
25th Aug '16 10:51:44 AM rembrandt112
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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. When it actually fought however it dominated of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III. How successful was it? In the entire epsiode, it ''never'' lost by knockout.

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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. When it actually fought however it dominated of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III. How successful was it? In the entire epsiode, it ''never'' lost by knockout.
25th Aug '16 10:51:11 AM rembrandt112
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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. Cue utter domination of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III. How successful was it? In the entire epsiode, it ''never'' lost by knockout.

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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. Cue utter domination When it actually fought however it dominated of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III. How successful was it? In the entire epsiode, it ''never'' lost by knockout.
24th Aug '16 7:14:10 AM LaTriezieme
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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. Cue utter domination of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III.

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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. Cue utter domination of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III. How successful was it? In the entire epsiode, it ''never'' lost by knockout.
24th Aug '16 5:36:29 AM HaplessHuman
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* The final group of Reboot Series Heat D was a pretty hotly contested affair, with all 4 robots (Storm 2, Eruption, Apollo and [=PP3D=]) giving a good account of themselves, getting at least one win each.

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* The final penultimate group of Reboot Series of the reboot series, Heat D D, was a pretty hotly contested affair, with all 4 robots (Storm 2, Eruption, Apollo and [=PP3D=]) PP3D) giving a good account of themselves, getting at least one win each.



* On that note, the battles between Storm 2 and Apollo are some of the most spectacular of the new series. Storm 2 made an impressive showing, taking out their drive chain, and nearly pitting Apollo, while Apollo themselves stood out for evading the pit at the last second by driving right ''over'' Storm 2. Not to mention, ''flipping Dead Metal'', and then doing the same to Matilda when she came to help. Not to mention toppling Shunt in the final round.
* Some moments for Storm 2 as well; while far from the terror it used to be (see TheWorfEffect on its character sheet entry), they got some measure of payback for the ExecutiveMeddling from Series 7 when they bashed up and pitted spinnerbot [=PP3D=], captained by the driver of [[ArchEnemy Typhoon 2]].

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* On that note, the battles between Storm 2 and Apollo are some of the most spectacular of the new series. Storm 2 made an impressive showing, taking out their drive chain, and nearly pitting Apollo, while Apollo themselves stood out for evading the pit at the last second by driving right ''over'' Storm 2. Not to mention, ''flipping Dead Metal'', and then doing the same to Matilda when she came to help. Not to mention toppling Shunt in the final round.
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* Some moments for Storm 2 as well; while far from the terror it used to be (see TheWorfEffect on its character sheet entry), they got some measure of payback for the ExecutiveMeddling from Series 7 when they bashed up and pitted spinnerbot [=PP3D=], PP3D, captained by the driver of [[ArchEnemy Typhoon 2]].
24th Aug '16 5:33:30 AM HaplessHuman
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** Newcomers Carbide managing to win two out of three battles in the Second Round, despite being taken to the Judges by Terrorhurtz in the first battle. It's second battle against Nuts was, to put it lightly, '''''brutal.''''' It destroyed the protective ring surrounding Nuts (which also held its flails, rendering its offence null and void) and threw a shard of said ring up against the Control Booth, thankfully made out of bulletproof glass. It then proceeded to wreck Nuts' wheels, even tearing one off at one point and buckling the other.

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** Newcomers Carbide managing to win two out of three battles in the Second Round, despite being taken to the Judges by Terrorhurtz in the first battle. It's Its second battle against Nuts was, to put it lightly, '''''brutal.''''' It destroyed the protective ring surrounding Nuts (which also held its flails, rendering its offence null and void) and threw a shard of said ring up against the Control Booth, thankfully made out of bulletproof glass. It then proceeded to wreck Nuts' wheels, even tearing one off at one point and buckling the other.
23rd Aug '16 12:01:20 PM rembrandt112
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* Before the battles commenced Heat E's Gabriel looked like something of a joke, a gangly thwackbot with plastic armour and two huge vulnerable wheels just begging to be torn off by rival spinners. Cue utter domination of all but one of its opponents during the melee and round robin, none of which could even attack it effectively due to its odd shape, clever tactics and excellent driving. Its rubbery plastic wheels proved nearly impossible to damage, no-selling even the powerful spinning weapons mounted by Pulsar and Ironside III.
22nd Aug '16 4:55:57 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** The predecessor to Wheely Big Cheese, The Big Cheese, may have been OvershadowedByAwesome due to only reaching a heat final in its only appearance, but you shouldn't forget that the only reason it never got as far as Wheely Big Cheese was because its heat final opponent was ''Chaos 2.'' The clash of these two titans was unquestionably ''the'' best battle in all of Series 3 (and was officially voted as such) and this was the only real challenge Chaos 2 would face from another competitor until the semifinals of Series ''4'' (meaning this could almost be considered to have been the real Grand Final right then and there)! It wasn't ''just'' a great battle between two awesome robots either; after Chaos 2 flipped The Big Cheese and its was unable (just barely) to self-right, the House Robots came in for the kill. Sir Killalot drove his lance into The Big Cheese, lifting it into the air in retribution for boasts from Roger Plant that The Big Cheese could defeat him and carried it over to the arena floor flipper. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xny6LqNkbu8t=7m43s What happened next was LEGENDARY;]] Killalot naively put The Big Cheese down on the flipper upright and it blithely drove right off it, attacked Sgt. Bash, hauled him ''into the air'' and ''broke him apart!'' This is the only instance of a competitor actually lifting a House Robot ''completely'' off the arena floor and cemented The Big Cheese forever as the most powerful electric lifter ''ever'' seen on the show.

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** The predecessor to Wheely Big Cheese, The Big Cheese, may have been OvershadowedByAwesome due to only reaching a heat final in its only appearance, but you shouldn't forget that the only reason it never got as far as Wheely Big Cheese was because its heat final opponent was ''Chaos 2.'' The clash of these two titans was unquestionably ''the'' best battle in all of Series 3 (and was officially voted as such) and this was the only real challenge Chaos 2 would face from another competitor until the semifinals of Series ''4'' (meaning this could almost be considered to have been the real Grand Final right then and there)! It wasn't ''just'' a great battle between two awesome robots either; after Chaos 2 flipped The Big Cheese and its was unable (just barely) to self-right, the House Robots came in for the kill. Sir Killalot drove his lance into The Big Cheese, lifting it into the air in retribution for boasts from Roger Plant that The Big Cheese could defeat him and carried it over to the arena floor flipper. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xny6LqNkbu8t=7m43s com/watch?v=Xny6LqNkbu8#t=7m43s What happened next was LEGENDARY;]] Killalot naively put The Big Cheese down on the flipper upright and it blithely drove right off it, attacked Sgt. Bash, hauled him ''into the air'' and ''broke him apart!'' This is the only instance of a competitor actually lifting a House Robot ''completely'' off the arena floor and cemented The Big Cheese forever as the most powerful electric lifter ''ever'' seen on the show.
20th Aug '16 12:28:31 PM HaplessHuman
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* Thor ''breakdancing'' by using it's own hammer to flip itself and then self right. Later on they also showed excellent handling when they effectively did a handbreak turn into the pit release, slamming it and lining up the next attack without needing to reverse. Jason, the driver, deserves a mention for the shear skill he had at driving the machine in all their battles.

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* Thor ''breakdancing'' by using it's its own hammer to flip itself and then self right. Later on they also showed excellent handling when they effectively did a handbreak turn into the pit release, slamming it and lining up the next attack without needing to reverse. Jason, the driver, deserves a mention for the shear sheer skill he had at driving the machine in all their battles.
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