History Series / RobotWars

6th Feb '18 3:53:51 PM TurboJ
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*** The Ten Robot Rumble from Series 10 is a prime example. While the winner of the five heats would automatically enter the Grand Final, two robots from each heat (the Heat runner-up and winner of a play-off match) would be entered into a free-for-all for a Wildcard place. [[spoiler:The winner of this battle, Eruption, would then go on to become the champion]].
25th Jan '18 2:43:32 AM deadbotuliza
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** Series 9 entrant Rapid was a precision-engineered masterpiece that cost £25,000 to build. However, that precision came at a cost: when something went wrong with its right-hand gearbox after its battle against Aftershock, the team were unable to get into the gearbox to find out what the problem was and fix it, and they were forced to withdraw.

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** Series 9 entrant Rapid was a precision-engineered masterpiece that cost £25,000 to build. However, that precision came at a cost: when something went wrong with its right-hand gearbox after its battle against Aftershock, the team were unable to get into the gearbox to find out what the problem was and fix it, and they were forced to withdraw. In its second series, it managed to win the heat with an efficient display, but it literally went out in a blaze of glory in the earliest possible stage of the final when Carbide broke its electronics.
14th Jan '18 7:40:27 AM HaplessHuman
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5th Jan '18 2:02:18 PM ChromeFyra
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** Battles ended with "Stop and deactivate robots" in the first wars, as opposed to the much more concise "Cease." that got called afterwards.
5th Jan '18 8:49:04 AM ChromeFyra
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** More recently opponents of Carbide tend to have this reaction, to a much lesser, cooler degree.
5th Jan '18 8:23:58 AM ChromeFyra
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** Despite claims to the contrary from the media at the time, Ant from Team Make Robotics/Behemoth does NOT avert this, as his widely mocked storm-off was down to irritation at his team-mates insisting on the use of a weapon Ant was against for the battle - not because he'd lost to a team consisting mainly of children as the media and editing at the time (probably accidentally) spun it.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=_e4cHWS2758&feature=related Poor, poor Matilda.]] Not only did Razer [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything penetrate her roughly from behind with his mighty crusher]], he proceeded to ''set her on fire'' (twice!), all the while [[IgnoredEnemy completely ignoring Onslaught]][[note]]which had, admittedly, been overturned by Matilda and immobilized[[/note]]. Even the ''other house robots'' proceeded to turn against her, with [[KnightInShiningArmour Sir Killalot only coming to her defense]] after she had been thoroughly trashed. Matilda took such a brutal beating in that fight that a comment was added to confirm that Matilda would return.[[note]]The producers allowed this to happen because [[WeCanRebuildHer they were planning to]] [[CameBackStrong upgrade Matilda anyway]], so it didn't really matter if she got smashed to bits[[/note]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=_e4cHWS2758&feature=related Poor, poor Matilda.]] Not only did Razer [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything penetrate her roughly from behind with his mighty crusher]], he proceeded to ''set her on fire'' (twice!), all the while [[IgnoredEnemy completely ignoring Onslaught]][[note]]which had, admittedly, been overturned by Matilda and immobilized[[/note]]. Even the ''other house robots'' proceeded to turn against her, with [[KnightInShiningArmour Sir Killalot only coming to her defense]] after she had been thoroughly trashed. Matilda took such a brutal beating in that fight that a comment was added to confirm that Matilda would return.[[note]]The producers allowed this to happen because [[WeCanRebuildHer [[WeCanRebuildHim they were planning to]] [[CameBackStrong upgrade Matilda anyway]], so it didn't really matter if she got smashed to bits[[/note]]



** Deliberately averted by [[NiceGuy Gabriel]] in Series 8. Having contributed to the [[KillItWithFire fiery]] [[KilledOffForReal demise]] of Chompalot earlier, the team didn't want to destroy a second machine, so during the following match against Beast, they hit Beast enough times to damage its drive on one side and then stopped, as they believed it was immobile and refused to damage it any further. This led to the bizarre spectacle of the Beast team ''asking Gabriel to keep hitting them''[[note]]ostensibly this was to try and jolt their drive system back to life, but they were probably also wary of the crowd getting bored ''a la'' Hypno-Disc v Dominator 2[[/note]].

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** Deliberately averted by [[NiceGuy Gabriel]] in Series 8. Having contributed to the [[KillItWithFire fiery]] [[KilledOffForReal demise]] of Chompalot earlier, the team didn't want to destroy a second machine, so during the following match against Beast, they hit Beast enough times to damage its drive on one side and then stopped, as they believed it was immobile and refused to damage it any further. This led to the bizarre spectacle of the Beast team ''asking Gabriel to keep hitting them''[[note]]ostensibly this was to try and jolt their drive system back to life, but they were probably also wary of the crowd getting bored ''a la'' Hypno-Disc v Dominator 2[[/note]].2[[/note]] [[labelnote:note2]]In fact Team Saint/Gabriel generally try to avert this in their battles, not believing in causing more damage than necessary[[/labelnote]].
5th Jan '18 6:30:21 AM ChromeFyra
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** Series 10's intros to Behemoth and Gabriel 2 are constantly mentioning Ant becoming "A viral sensation" after storming out of the control booth during the fight last series against Cherub

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** Series 10's intros to Behemoth and Gabriel 2 are constantly mentioning Ant becoming "A viral sensation" after storming out of the control booth during the fight last series against CherubCherub.
** The first episode of 2017's World Series had Diotoir's Peter Redmond return with a new Diotoir to lead the Rest of the World team (in reality a loanerbot covered in the trademark fur of the Irish robot) and to celebrate his return the show used clips of the classic show's run for the first time in the reboot's history.
5th Jan '18 6:17:20 AM ChromeFyra
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of the most common weapons, though generally ineffective. Mortis in early series, and Dominator 2 and Terrorhurtz later on, were three of the few exceptions. Not to mention Shunt.

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* AnAxeToGrind: One of the most common weapons, though generally ineffective. Mortis in early series, and Dominator 2 and Terrorhurtz later on, were three of the few exceptions. Not to mention Shunt. Thor too in the rebooted series, although it's more of a hammer/axe.
30th Dec '17 7:29:38 AM F1Krazy
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** Downplayed[=/=]subverted with the 10-Robot Rumble in Series 10. Originally, the competitors had all agreed to gang up on Sir Killalot in an attempt to take him out, but when the battle actually started, only Terrorhurtz and Thor actually went through with it. Their attacks were apparently insignificant enough to not be shown, although Sir K's retaliation - picking up Terrorhurtz by its axe shaft and trying to hoist it over the arena wall - ''was'' shown.
9th Dec '17 11:06:17 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** [[FightingClown Nuts.]] [[LethalJokeCharacter Good Lord, Nuts.]] In Series 8, it squeaked through the melee, got brutally torn to pieces by Carbide, and couldn't repair the damage in time for its remaining Round Robin fights. In Series 9, its speed controllers broke down in the opening melee and it got ejected from the arena by Matilda without doing anything. But in Series 10, it became one of the top contenders for the title after its seemingly useless flail weaponry proved capable of consistently hitting opponents in unarmored locations. [[spoiler: It started off by beating up both of its opponents in the three-way opening melee, including a Grand Finalist from last series, then it knocked out each of them ''again'' in later rounds, [[AttackItsWeakPoint destroying Concussion's wheels and tearing open Androne 4000's hydraulic system.]] This put Nuts in the grand final, where it was drawn against Behemoth and Carbide, the robot that demolished it in Series 8. It proceeded to almost immediately eliminate Behemoth by pressing the pit release with a minibot right as Behemoth drove over it, and [[AttackItsWeakPoint broke Carbide's weapon chain]] on the first hit, leaving Carbide unable to attack and winning by Judges' Decision. Carbide eventually beat it the second time, but only be welding on a piece of another defeated opponent to protect its chain - Nuts repeatedly got direct hits on the chain guard, and would have most likely broken the chain ''again'' if it hadn't been there.]]

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** [[FightingClown Nuts.]] [[LethalJokeCharacter Good Lord, Nuts.]] In Series 8, 8 it squeaked through the melee, melee when Razer [[TakingYouWithMe got dragged down the pit by Kill-E-Crank-E]], got brutally torn to pieces by Carbide, and basically couldn't repair do anything to any of the damage other robots in time for its remaining Round Robin fights. the round robin (although it did hold Terrorhurtz to only winning by a Judges' Decision, [[SpannerInTheWorks causing them to miss out on the heat final]]). In Series 9, 9 they didn't even accomplish that much, as its speed controllers broke down in the opening melee and it got ejected from the arena by Matilda without doing anything. But in Series 10, it became one of the top contenders for the title after its seemingly useless flail weaponry proved capable of consistently hitting opponents in unarmored locations. [[spoiler: It started off by beating up both of its opponents in the three-way opening melee, including a Grand Finalist from last series, then it knocked out each of them ''again'' in later rounds, [[AttackItsWeakPoint destroying Concussion's wheels and tearing open Androne 4000's hydraulic system.]] This put Nuts in the grand final, where it was drawn against Behemoth and Carbide, the robot that demolished it in Series 8. It proceeded to almost immediately eliminate Behemoth by pressing the pit release with a minibot right as Behemoth drove over bounced onto it, and [[AttackItsWeakPoint broke Carbide's weapon chain]] on the first hit, leaving Carbide unable to attack and winning by Judges' Decision. Carbide eventually beat it the second time, but only be welding on a piece of another defeated opponent to protect its chain - Nuts repeatedly got direct hits on the chain guard, and would have most likely broken the chain ''again'' if it hadn't been there.]]]] From JokeCharacter to LethalJokeCharacter within the space of a single series.
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