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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 domestic competitions.

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

Versions of Axe-C-DentEdit

Axe-C-DentEdit

Axe-C-Dent Arena

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 2Edit

Axe-C-Dent II

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.

EtymologyEdit

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

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 5Edit

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

BubbleAxeCDent

Axe-C-Dent pushes Destruct-A-Bubble

Axe-C-Dent

Axe-C-Dent, immobile in the arena

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Shunt falls into the pit with Axe-C-Dent

Axe-C-Dent's spinning axe became stuck when Destruct-A-Bubble brought its own axe down onto Axe-C-Dent's. It managed to escape, but had already lost power to its weapon. Axe-C-Dent rammed Destruct-A-Bubble gently, and circled around the arena, while Destruct-A-Bubble avoided it. However, Axe-C-Dent suddenly rolled to a halt 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 6Edit

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

Sumpthing pushes Dominator 2

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

Axe-C-Dent 2 destroyed

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

However, it never got the chance to show these improvements, as in the first round it was immediately flipped over by Hydra, and was then counted out. It was righted after Growler rammed it, but was axed by Dominator 2, causing some sizeable holes. Axe-C-Dent 2 was then placed on the floor flipper and thrown through the air with its rotating axe breaking off in the process, before finally being finished off by being pushed down the pit along with Sumpthing, resulting in the eliminations for both robots.

ResultsEdit

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/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

Mel Easton

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

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
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