Awesome / Robot Wars

  • In the 2nd Wars, George Francis' Chaos (the forerunner to the legendary Chaos 2) managed to defeat Dead Metal in 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 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 Robot Wars season 2 where its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. 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.
  • Cassius's predecessor Recyclopse's crowning moment of awesome occurred when if flipped over Matilda, the first 'House Robot Kill' of the series (also consider that Reclyclopse was unable to move at the time). Cassius would later repeat this feat.
  • The first Crowning Moment for Chaos 2 (it had quite a few) was in season 3 when it became the first robot to 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] HA HA HA! 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 ripped its opponent into teeny tiny pieces. Ironically enough, the opposing robot was named Splinter.
  • While it may not be as universally liked, the fight between 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, "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.
  • Razer whenever he is attacking the house robots, which is nearly every fight as seen here
    • Every one of Razer's appearances in season 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 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 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 season 2, introducing themselves and their robot, Plunderbird 2, with their own 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 less-than-serious competitors.
    Phillipa Forrester: Just before the Plunderbird team go on, they've only got the whole audience clapping them... to their own song!
  • Firestorm, in the Commonwealth Carnage, somehow managed to 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 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.
  • 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. Now that was cool.
    • Just... just Storm 2 in general. Let's put it this way; during Season 7, it made it to the Grand Final 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 Season 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 letters of apology so they as good as admitted they were the real winners (sadly too late to make a difference)!
  • Chaos 2 vs Wild Thing. One of the finest battles in Robot Wars history. There was a simultaneous CMOA for both machines when Wild Thing nearly pitted Chaos 2 twice - on the second occasion it was so close that the pit pyrotechnics went off! - and on both occasions Chaos 2 somehow recovered.
  • From Robot Wars Extreme Warriors (the US version), we've got Tricerabot the House Robot killer. It flipped a flywheel-bearing Matilda, and shoved Sir Killalot into the pit (which wasn't shown on TV). Keep in mind, this was the season BEFORE it even had a flipper.
    • From 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! DIOTOIR GO THROUGH!
    • It's actually worth noting that Diotoir spent most of this match shoving Tornado around. Tornado is a machine known for its speed and pushing power, and yet Diotoir 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.
  • 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.

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