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For the Series 6 competitor, see Armadrillo.

Armadillo was a featherweight robot from Adam Clark which competed in the Featherweight Championship of Series 2 of Robot Wars. In its only battle, which was shown as a partial recap in the end-of-series episode The Grudge Matches, it lost the championship to Series 1 competitor Demolisher.

Design[]

Armadillo in the arena

As its name suggested, Armadillo was a silver robot based on the mammal of the same name, featuring a plated shell with an angled front and sides and a moving rear 'tail'. The end of the 'tail' was articulated in such a way that it could move up and down in a similar manner to a lifter, although its effectiveness as one was never demonstrated onscreen.

Robot History[]

Series 2[]

Armadillo competed in the Featherweight Championship. In the final, which was partially shown as part of the Grudge Matches special, it faced Anarchy, Deadline, Series 1 Heat Finalist Demolisher and The Ripper. According to Team Danby of Deadline, a sixth competitor may have also been part of the fight[1].

Demolisher lies upside down on top of Armadillo

Armadillo is rammed from the side by Demolisher

Very little was seen of Armadillo in the televised highlights, although its slow speed made it vulnerable to getting rammed by the considerably smaller Demolisher. However, Demolisher drove up Armadillo's side, turning itself over in the process, causing both robots to be stuck together for some time until Sergeant Bash re-righted the former. Armadillo then drove onto the arena spikes, allowing Demolisher to ram underneath it, and was rammed again before the end of the battle. It ultimately lost the Judges' decision - and the inaugural Featherweight Championship - to Demolisher.

Results[]

ARMADILLO - RESULTS
Series 2
Featherweight Championship
Final
Final vs. Anarchy, Deadline, Demolisher, The Ripper Lost

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[]

Main Series Armadillo Series Record
The First Wars Entered with Vector of Armageddon
The Second Wars Featherweight Championship
Entered with Corporal Punishment
The Third Wars Entered with Corporal Punishment
Not selected with Bone
The Fourth Wars Missed qualifiers with Twister
The Fifth Wars Entered with Wowot
The Sixth Wars Entered with 259
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with 259 (Middleweight)
Series 2 Did not enter

NOTE: 259-Horizontal and The Skinner may have attempted to enter Series 7 and 9 respectively, but this is not confirmed

Trivia[]

  • Armadillo was one of three robots to have a name based on the mammal, along with Series 6 competitor Armadrillo and Series 8 withdrawal Armakillo.
  • During the start of Corporal Punishment's Gauntlet run in Series 2, Heat F, Jonathan Pearce stated that Adam Clark had "built an Armadillo for his brother and niece". It is likely that this was the robot in question, although Adam Clark was still the one who operated Armadillo on Robot Wars.
  • Armadillo was one of only three featherweight robots to be included in the televised broadcast of Series 2, alongside Demolisher and The Ripper. The remaining competitors went unseen.

References[]

  1. Public message from Craig Danby on the Out of the Arena Discord server
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