- "The blade is as sharp as a gator's bite."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Design[edit | edit source]
Ally Gator consisted of a low green and silver box-shaped robot themed around an alligator, featuring 6mm aluminium armour, four-wheel drive, a pair of serrated strips along the top panel and a front ramming wedge. The wedge was designed to get underneath other robots, allowing them to be caught by the serrated strips and to be pushed around by Ally Gator without being able to drive off and escape. Spikes were also fitted to the front wedge and rear end in order to cause additional damage, while a toy alligator was also put on top of Ally Gator for both its battles, surviving with only a gash from Dead Metal's saw.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The robot's name was a play on the word "alligator", but the "Ally" in Ally Gator stood for aluminium, which was its armour.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 3[edit | edit source]
Competing in Heat H of Series 3, Ally Gator immediately got under its opponent Corporal Punishment at the start of its first fight.
Corporal Punishment got stuck on the spike on the top and could not move therefore remaining there for the majority of the fight. Matilda came out of her CPZ to attack the two robots stuck together. Matilda stopped Corporal Punishment from going in the pit, nearly going in herself. Ally Gator try to persevere with getting Corporal Punishment towards the pit, but the house robots refused. Sir Killalot tried to free Corporal Punishment of the top of Ally Gator but that did not work. Eventually the match ended with a judges' decision, which went 2-1 in favour of Ally Gator.
Ally Gator then went up against Berserk 2 in the second round.
The fight started of with Ally Gator trying to get underneath the side of Berserk 2 which took advantage and tried flip of Ally Gator but failed to do so. Ally Gator then attempted to push Berserk 2 into the pit nearly going itself. Ally Gator then pushed Berserk 2 into Shunt's CPZ twice, before Berserk 2 slid beneath Ally Gator from the side, and flipped it over.
- "I've never seen an alligator turn itself up and over...I've never actually seen an alligator, you understand. But can it right itself?"
- — Jonathan Pearce questions its lack of a self-righting mechanism
Berserk 2 hammered at the underbelly of Ally Gator with its axe, and then Shunt followed by the other House Robots joined in, securing the defeat of Ally Gator.
- "It's alligator soup by now."
- — Jonathan Pearce after Ally Gator's defeat
Results[edit | edit source]
|ALLY GATOR - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Corporal Punishment||Won|
|Heat H, Round 2||vs. Berserk 2||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Ally Gator Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 2|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
Ally Gator made an appearance at the Sevenoaks charity event in the early 2000's, where it fought Razer and sustained damage as it was crushed and lifted into the air.
During the 12-year hiatus of Robot Wars, Ally Gator was sold and completely rebuilt to compete in the live circuitCitation? . Interestingly, it still remained under the original 80kg weight limit.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the list of all the robots that competed in Series 3, Ally Gator was misspelt as "Ally Gaitor". This is also made in the Series 3 results section in Robot Wars: The Ultimate Guide.