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"Could bring about the end of the world for its opponents!"
Jonathan Pearce

Armour-Geddon was a robot that competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. Coming from St. Peter's School in Huntingdon, it lost in the first round to Onslaught.

It did not compete after Series 3, although team member Jonathan Freeman would later compete in the pilot episode of the 2016 revival with Wraith.

DesignEdit

Armour Geddon

Armour-Geddon in the arena

Armour-Geddon was a boulder-shaped torque reaction axlebot (or a football, as the team stated), armed with a spiked weapon with a cutting wheel, much like Stinger. Its wheels were the most notable aspect, as they were very well-armoured, since they were coated in hexagonal and pentagonal welded steel plates. The wheels also had two modules controlling them, in essence making it two robots in one.

EtymologyEdit

Its name is a pun on the word Armageddon, and the word armour.

QualificationEdit

Amourgeddon eric auditions

Armour-Geddon at the Series 3 Auditions

Armour-Geddon attended the Third Wars auditions, where it was largely complete with its drive system and bodywork complete, although the robot did not have any weaponry attached. It ran the obstacle course and was selected to compete in the Third Wars for its only Robot Wars campaign.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Armour-Geddon met Onslaught in its first round battle of Heat I.

Onslaught vs armour geddon

Onslaught rams Armour-Geddon

Armourgeddon Onslaught

Armour-Geddon is rolled into the Pit

Onslaught's weapon had no effect on Armour-Geddon, but its arm got stuck on the arena wall. It managed to escape, but could not use its arm and drove very close to the pit, getting stuck. Matilda freed it but Onslaught pushed it and Armour-Geddon rolled from the top-left CPZ straight into the pit.

Philippa Forrester: "You had me thinking "this robot's fantastic, it's never going to be immobilised. It's absolutely fantastic!" I didn't know it was a kamikaze robot though."
Tom Collins: "It was, because we had radio interference, we had virtually no control over the thing."
— Tom Collins blames radio interference

ResultsEdit

ARMOUR-GEDDON - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat I, Round 1 vs. Onslaught Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

  • Official image of Armour-Geddon
  • Armour-Geddon in the Pits with the team
Series Armour-Geddon Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
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 Pilot only with Wraith (Jonathan Freeman)
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Had the pilot episode of Series 8 been aired, Jonathan Freeman's Wraith and Armour-Geddon would have marked the joint-longest break from televised Robot Wars, alongside The General.
  • The robot's name was spelled as Armour-Geddon on its statistics board, but due to space limitations the machine otherwise went by just 'Armour Geddon' (with no hyphen) on the battleboards and team introductions.
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