* In the 2nd Wars, George Francis' Chaos (the forerunner to the legendary Chaos 2) managed to ''defeat'' Dead Metal in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRasBcIOfDA&t=7m30s the tug-o-war trial]]. You read that right, while the other four competitors battled to last as long as they could (with two of them managing to last the full time without being pulled into the pit) Chaos actually ''dragged Dead Metal into the pit!'' Even more awesome was that it was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] before the run when Philippa actually asked Team Chaos whether they could get Dead Metal into the pit and George Francis answered "We'll give it a good go".
-->'''Jonathan Pearce:''' This is, a battle of pride here- because Chaos, surely doing enough to go through anyway, but it wants Dead Metal in that Pit! It wants Dead Metal submerged in the smoke! Can he pull Dead Metal in?! ''[Dead Metal is pulled backward one last time by Chaos, dropping it into the Pit]'' HUMILIATION FOR THE HOUSE ROBOT!
* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m36s Watch it here]].
** Made all the more awesome by its sheer unexpectedness - hard as it may be to imagine with so many subsequent robots using a self-righting mechanism, at the time nobody except the designers knew that the flipper could or would be used in that way. The designers claimed that they hadn't actually intended the flipper to be used that way and improvised when Cassius found itself immobilised, but only they know how true this is.
*** Especially since the flipper was not particularly effective as an offensive weapon.
*** And the fact that, up to that point, Sir Killalot's ability to turn its victims over had been the reason it was the most dangerous house robot.
* Velocirippa may often be considered one of the greatest {{butt monkey}}s of ''Robot Wars,'' never winning a battle[[note]]of course their ''other'' robot, Mighty Mouse, was a different matter[[/note]] but it did at least make an ''awesome'' first impression- the robot has a single win registered on its wiki page, not for a battle, but for the Robotic Soccer qualifier round it won against Demolition Demon 2. Robotic Soccer was often an awkward, clumsy affair where the ball would get stuck and would sometimes only end up in the net by sheer accident, but after a cagey start Velocirippa waited for their chance, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs_4Kzle1Ro&t=2m15s then when Matilda knocked the ball back into the centre of the arena they RUSHED in, scooped it up with pinpoint precision and drove it straight into the net!]] Soccer is often called UsefulNotes/TheBeautifulGame, and this was a truly ''beautiful'' goal, a stunning display of razor-sharp driving and timing.
* Cassius's predecessor Recyclopse's Crowning Moment of Awesome occurred when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8LgUQCnvSU&t=7m8s if flipped over Matilda]], the first 'House Robot Kill' of the series (also consider that Recyclopse was unable to move at the time). Cassius would later [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYhpuzj_Dsk&t=6m49s repeat this feat]].
* The first Crowning Moment for Chaos 2 (it had ''quite'' a few) was in Series 3 when it became the first robot to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOojWy6Lta4 launch another out of the ring]].
** And when Chaos 2 won the 4th Wars, becoming the ONLY robot ever to retain the championship (or even win it more than once).
** In the Sixth Wars, newcomer Dantomkia received a Crowning Moment of Awesome by flipping ''Chaos 2'' out of the arena!
*** ...and in the Seventh Wars, Gravity flipped Dantomkia out in roughly SIX SECONDS, setting the record for the shortest battle ever. And the kicker? The previous holder of the "quickest battle" record was also Dantomkia, in its previous fight no less, who took out IG-88 in 8 seconds. Glorious.
*** The entire commentary of that fight, from "Activate" to "Cease":
-->'''Jonathan Pearce:''' On cue, the second of our Semi-Final battles. Dantomkia- ''[Cut off by Gravity immediately punting Dantomkia over the wall]'' [[TheHyena HA HA HA!]] [[LargeHam OVER AND OUT! SIMPLE AS THAT!]]
** The Series 7 incarnation of X-Terminator and the American Cyclone Raptor, whose flywheels were so powerful that they could spin opponents right out of the arena. Both managed to do so twice.
* Hypnodisc became officially awesome after it [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EhKB0bzmvb4 ripped its opponent into teeny tiny pieces]]. Ironically enough, the opposing robot was named Splinter.
** That was in the Fourth Wars. Hypno Disc was officially awesome a long time before that- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w04BgclPmY8 from their debut, no less.]]
* While it may not be as universally liked, the fight between [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFVa5iPnQI8 Bigger Brother and Hypnodisc]] shows the former getting ripped apart and ''still winning''. Even Jonathan Pearce was going through its death speech before they managed it. The show's wiki later voted it the greatest battle in Robot Wars history.
* Wheely Big Cheese's flipper was often touted as the most powerful ever seen, but only once did it truly live up to its potential: in its Series 5 battle against Axe Awe. In a single flip, Axe Awe was, to quote Jonathan Pearce, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cvVYzvQQB4&t=2m40s "flipped right out of the Robot Wars galaxy"!]] It was undoubtedly the biggest flip in the history of the show, and probably one of the biggest flips ''ever''.
** 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=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.
-->'''Jonathan Pearce:''' ''Brilliant'' final, two ''tremendous'' robots... and Sgt. Bash is in ''bits and pieces!''
* Razer whenever he is attacking the house robots, which is nearly every fight as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtjF6zcx7k8 here]]
** Every one of Razer's appearances in Series 5. In each of the preceding three seasons, debilitating mechanical faults meant Razer was knocked out by the third round, and everyone, even its fans, were expecting a repeat. Cue unmitigated destruction of every single one of its opponents, culminating in a dominating fight against Bigger Brother in the finale and Razer being awarded the well-deserved title of Robot Wars Champion.
*** Well, it was the first to outright destroy a house robot - watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e4cHWS2758 this]].
* Any instance of the competitors abandoning the battle to go after the House Robots will often make for a CMOA; probably the best example would be the first melee of the Seventh Wars All-Stars Tournament, where Kat 3, Panic Attack, Bigger Brother and Firestorm all made a pre-match pact to go after the house robots - Shunt, the Refbot and Cassius Chrome - instead of each other. It's hilarious to watch, especially as the arena tries to fight back and fails, setting off the floor flipper and drop zone in a desperate attempt to catch out the competitors as they give the House Robots a thorough pasting. Can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jhjwkR5RZM here]].
* Panic Attack received several during Series 2 (its first appearance)-
** 1 - During its Gauntlet run it was going over the see-saw ramp, but Dead Metal was underneath it and Sir Killalot was coming up from behind, both preventing the ramp from going down. What does Panic Attack do? Try to jump off the ramp and over Dead Metal (it didn't work, but still...)
** 2 - Knocking Shunt off the Sumo ring in the Trials.
** 3 - Knocking out Sgt Bash's saw while fighting Whirling Dervish.
** 4 - Defeating Mortis during the series semi-finals by pushing it into the pit.
** 5 - Defeating series favourite Cassius in the Grand Final by pushing in into the pit as well (and earlier in the fight driving right over the top of Cassius) and becoming the grand champion of the Second Wars.
* The Plunderbird team during Series 2, introducing themselves and their robot, Plunderbird 2, with [[SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome their own]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfN4NLq-3Eo theme song]]! Even better, they were able to take out both Dead Metal and Sergeant Bash in under a minute in the King of the Castle Trial for their heat, and got to the Semi-Finals despite normally being considered [[JokeCharacter less-than-serious competitors]].
-->'''Phillipa Forrester''': Just before the Plunderbird team go on, they've only got the whole audience clapping them... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJFDKrV1Yk to their own song!]]
** And then in Series 4, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ik-rJttfK4&t=1m13s they went one better]] by arriving with Plunderbird 4 in a ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook Chinook]]''- complete with a LockAndLoadMontage of the team landing and driving off the aircraft to the ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' [[AwesomeMusic theme]], and a BadassArmFold right at the end.
-->'''Jonathan Pearce:''' The Plunderbird 4 machine...had arrived. Slowly, but surely into the watching eyes of the ''Robot Wars'' world. And I'll tell you something- Mike, Bryan, Plunderbird 4- they are not here to conduct, in any sense of the word...''[[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} International Rescue!]]''
* Firestorm, in the Commonwealth Carnage, somehow managed to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YdZyMFYAC4&t=1m08s flip Mr. Psycho!]] Keep in mind that Firestorm weighs 99kg, while Mr. Psycho weighs ''750''.
* Warhog's design attempted to one-up Hypnodisc - its ''entire body'' was a kinetic energy weapon, covered in blades and [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning at high speed]]. Theoretically, such a design should provide amazing attack and defense. Unfortunately, they neglected to reinforce it - each time it rammed an enemy it was sent ''flying into the air'' while its opponent took minimal damage. After a few rams it had ceased functioning in a most awesome fashion.
* Wild Thing's heroic performance against the horrific destructive power of Hypno-Disc in the 4th Wars semi-final, not only being the first robot to actually survive a battle against Hypno-Disc in that series without being totally dismembered, but nearly winning the judge's decision through the courage and tenacity of their fightback.
-->'''Jonathan Pearce:''' And in the end it was ''so'' brave, and the applause is for ''that'' team! So brave as they fought back!
* Another [=CMOA=] relating to knocking a robot out of the arena, Storm 2 did this to the Steel Avenger. Only Storm 2 didn't do it with a flipper; it did it by pushing Steel Avenger into a wall at high speed, where it just bounced over the fence. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFX01xgNyE&t=1m7s Now that was cool.]]
** Just... just Storm 2 in general. Let's put it this way; during Series 7, it made it to the Grand Final [[ExecutiveMeddling with the producers trying every trick in the book to take it out all the way there.]]
*** It was worse (and yet, somehow better) than that- Storm 2 ''won'' the Series 7 Grand Final, only being blatantly robbed of the championship because the judges were tricked into making a false decision! YMMV? No, the judges ''actually sent Team Storm personalised apology letters'' so they as good as admitted they were the real winners (sadly too late to make a difference)!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OdsnpByoJ4 Chaos 2 vs. Wild Thing.]] One of the finest battles in Robot Wars history. George Francis said this about the fight: [[WorthyOpponent "It was terrific. It was the best fight I've ever had."]] There was a simultaneous [=CMOA=] for ''both'' machines when Wild Thing nearly pitted Chaos 2 ''twice'' - coming so close on the second occasion that ''the pit pyrotechnics went off!'' - and on both occasions Chaos 2 ''somehow'' recovered.
-->'''Jonathan Pearce''': ''[incredulously, after Chaos 2 survives a second time]'' HOW DID THEY STAY OUT?!! HOW DID THEY STAY OUT?!! ''Surely'' they must go in!
* From Robot Wars Extreme Warriors (the US version), we've got Tricerabot the House Robot killer. It flipped a flywheel-bearing Matilda, and ''[[HolyShitQuotient shoved Sir Killalot into the pit]]''. [[ExecutiveMeddling It sadly wasn't shown on TV]]. Keep in mind, this was the season BEFORE it even had a flipper.
* From the Series 3 Grand Final we have (again!) Chaos 2. After defeating Hypno-Disc, it tried to keep the house robots away from its defeated opponent, and when Matilda and Shunt ganged up against it they got flipped over with ease. And Chaos 2 probably could have gotten more if cease hadn't been called. That little black flipper was ''mean''.
* Diotoir, the robot that Jonathan Pearce et al were always keen to deride as a joke entry (even inaccurately - he once stated "they've never done well in the Wars", patently untrue when you consider their track record) knocking out Tornado in the Fifth Wars.
-->'''Craig Charles:''' Can you believe it? ''Can you believe it?!'' Tornado, the twelfth seeds, reduced to a gentle summer's breeze! '''[[LethalJokeCharacter DIOTOIR GO THROUGH!]]'''
** It's actually worth noting that Diotoir spent most of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeie5cYFeis this match]] ''shoving Tornado around''. Tornado is a machine known for its speed and pushing power, and yet Diotoir (a 2WD machine!) was not only equal, but actually ''superior'' to it in that regard, managing to out-ram the rammer and then finally push it into the pit.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5GCOU7wGIc This]] fight between S.M.I.D.S.Y., Warhog, Comengetorix and St. Agro in Series 6. Between Warhog demolishing the arena wall and piggybacking on S.M.I.D.S.Y. twice, and Comengetorix impaling itself on the arena wall by its axe then almost driving down the pit... fantastic.
* '''''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/robot-wars-returns ROBOT WARS RETURNS!]]'''''
** [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/rw-logo And Jonathan Pearce will return to commentate the carnage once again!]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyJMmSMwME4 Two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olEbL9JWOI4 teasers]] have been released for the new series. ''Matilda and Dead Metal are back.''
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnVCHefNuE Teaser #3]], featuring the return of Shunt.
** '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xclzUDeziAY The Undisputed Titan of Mechanized Warfare... has returned!]]'''
* Episode 1 of the 2016 series featured a few awesome moments:
** Kill-e-Crank-e [[TakingYouWithMe eliminating]] [[HeroicSacrifice veteran robot]] [[TheDreaded Razer]] by timing its drive into the pit while Razer was still holding onto it. Bonus points for carrying on [[RunningGag the Razer-killing legacy]] of its predecessor Pussycat.
** 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.
*** Bonus points for being one of the few spinner style robots that didn't manage to shake itself apart every time it hit anything.[[note]]Hypno Disc generally lost more fights due to internal injury than actual other robots, and even the previous champion Typhoon gave itself critical damage twice in its last fight.[[/note]]
** [[JokeCharacter Nuts]] managing to take both veterans Behemoth and Terrorhurtz to the Judges' Decison in the Second Round, despite having virtually no weaponry and armor. Bonus points for their battle against Terrorhurtz because it was the third of three, and their second left them with a whole bunch of pieces and shrapnel; and they still managed to rebuild it in time for the next bout, AND were able to survive, despite their robot falling apart. They were even given the better Control mark, simply for the sheer audacity of going into battle with a broken robot ''[[CrazyAwesome and surviving]]''.
** Lastly, Carbide facing Behemoth in the final, where previously it had ran circles around the old robot and even took a chunk out of its plough. This rematch was over before it started, since Behemoth had drive issues, but Carbide still showed their raw power by tossing them about.
* Thor ''breakdancing'' by using 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 sheer skill he had at driving the machine in all their battles.
* Mr Speed Squared were sadly a OneHitWonder, but the first fight they were in basically amounted to them effortlessly demolishing the competition without taking a good hit from anyone.
* Foxic, despite seeming to be almost laughably all talk, managed to get a moment when their drive system worked properly and they casually shoved Dead Metal backward across the arena. The ''entire'' arena.
* Finally, Shockwave, after their larger defensive scoop proved useless against Thor earlier, came to the final battle with their aggressive smaller scoop and shoved Thor so hard against the wall that ''something'' broke, followed swiftly by pitting them, reversing their earlier defeat.
* 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.
* Eruption landing the first Ring Out of the reboot series against Terror Turtle was an impressive display. And while they were beaten by Storm 2, they started to turn that fight around at the end as well, by tossing Storm 2 a few times and seemingly imobilising them.
** Also, according to the Eruption team's [[https://www.facebook.com/EruptionRobot/posts/1580694648898850 writeup of the events]], they had actually managed to immobilise Storm 2 well before it was shown to be- enough that they probably should have been counted out but weren't, for unknown reasons.
* ''Apollo.'' Basically, any time it managed to work, awesome things happened. After losing a wheel to [=PP3D=] in the first round, they returned the favor in their Head to Head match, and won, while their launcher was only going at a quarter of its full power. And over the course of the tournament they took out no fewer than ''three'' House Robots, as well as beating previous runner up Storm 2 twice, the first on a narrow, but probably fair, judge's decision, the second time via a ring out.
* 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]].
* 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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