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"It's all in the name, that axe is mighty!"
Jonathan Pearce

Axe-C-Dent was a machine that competed in Series 5 and 6 of Robot Wars. Both versions of the machine lost in the first round of their series.

Axe-C-Dent was created and controlled solely by Mel Easton, who controlled his machine from a special booth with wheelchair access in both series.

Versions of Axe-C-Dent[]

Axe-C-Dent[]

Axe-C-Dent in Series 5

It was originally a blue and grey box-wedge shaped robot with a spinning axe (incorrectly described as horizontal by Jonathan Pearce). This version was powered by 24V wheelchair and car fan motors and was armoured in 12mm ply covered in perforated steel. Unlike most heavy-spinning weapons, Axe-C-Dent's spinner featured only one axe, with the reverse side serving as a counterweight.

Axe-C-Dent 2[]

Axe-C-Dent 2 in the arena

The second version, Axe-C-Dent 2, styled by the show as Axe-C-Dent II, featured a silver, half-barrel shaped body, two wheel drive and an upgraded weapon - a 14kg hammer replacing the axe to make for a heavier spinner, which now span at 1000rpm and was capable of slicing through 4mm aluminium, but the robot still could not self-right.

Etymology[]

The name Axe-C-Dent is a pun on the word accident, referencing the robot's spinning axe-type weapon.

Robot History[]

Series 5[]

Axe-C-Dent debuted in Heat K of Series 5, where it fought Destruct-A-Bubble in the first round.

Axe-C-Dent pushes Destruct-A-Bubble

Axe-C-Dent, immobile in the arena

Shunt falls into the pit with Axe-C-Dent

Axe-C-Dent didn’t have a chance to spin up its weapon, as Destruct-A-Bubble rushed it rather quickly. Then, Destruct-A-Bubble brought its axe down, entangling the weapon of Axe-C-Dent. It was able to escape, but still could not spin up its weapon. Axe-C-Dent ran around the arena and then rammed into Destruct-A-Bubble gently, then ran around some more. However, Axe-C-Dent suddenly broke down near a CPZ and was counted out by Refbot. Shunt then axed through Axe-C-Dent's top armour and pushed it into the pit, going in himself as well.

"Axe-C-Dent did have an accident, with Shunt!"
Craig Charles comments on the demise of Axe-C-Dent

Series 6[]

Axe-C-Dent 2 returned in Series 6 with a new shape and a more powerful weapon, but faced a tough draw against the sixth seed Dominator 2, alongside Hydra and Sumpthing.

Sumpthing pushes Dominator 2 with Axe-C-Dent 2 involved in the action

Axe-C-Dent 2 in pieces after being thrown by the floor flipper

Axe-C-Dent’s weapon did spin up this time, but it was disposed of even quicker than Series 5, being flipped by Hydra in around 4 seconds and being unable to self right, it was pushed by Growler and the counted out by Refbot for the second season running. Axe-C-Dent was righted after Growler rammed it, but was axed by Dominator 2, causing some sizable holes, and was flipped once more by Hydra as the weapon buckled. Axe-C-Dent 2 was then placed on the floor flipper and thrown through the air with its rotating axe breaking off from the body in the process, before finally being finished off by being pushed down the pit by Shunt shortly after the pitting of Sumpthing, resulting in the eliminations for both robots.

Results[]

AXE-C-DENT - RESULTS
Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat K, Eliminator vs. Destruct-A-Bubble Lost
AXE-C-DENT 2 - RESULTS
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat J, Round 1 vs. Hydra, Sumpthing, Dominator 2 (6) Eliminated

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2

Series Record[]

Mel Easton in his booth in Series 6

Series Axe-C-Dent Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Heat, Round 1
The Sixth Wars Heat, Round 1
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Trivia[]

  • Both of Axe-C-Dent's appearances were in the same heat as Sumpthing and in both of those heats, it lost to a previous Round 1 loser (Destruct-A-Bubble and Hydra).
  • Both of Axe-C-Dent's battles featured Shunt as one of the House Robots.
  • Both of Axe-C-Dent's losses involved it being counted out by Refbot and then being pitted.
  • Both of Axe-C-Dent's appearances were in episodes that contained a quick immobilisation, the latter of which was inflicted on Axe-C-Dent itself.
  • In both heats that Axe-C-Dent appeared in, Shunt and Sir Killalot were the House Robots in the Heat Final of those respective heats.
  • Both of Axe-C-Dent's appearances were in a heat that was broadcast after a heat that Panic Attack appeared in.
  • In Series 5, Axe-C-Dent’s weapon is curiously referred to as a “spinning double axe”, despite the fact the weapon had only one axe head, with the other being a counterweight.
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