For the Series 7 heavyweight, see Cygnus X-1.

Cygnus was a featherweight robot that fought in the Featherweight Championship of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars. It lost its first round battle after getting flipped over and left unable to self-right, before being thrown into the pit by the Floor Flipper.

The team also entered the main competition of the Seventh Wars with Cygnus X-1.


Cygnus was a purple and silver, box-shaped robot armed with a front flipper. The robot had a high top speed, enabling it to ram opponents effectively, but its small size and high ground clearance made it susceptible to getting flipped. Additionally, Cygnus was vulnerable to being side-stranded through its flat sides, and its flipper failed to work at all during its only battle, leaving it unable to self-right at all.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 7Edit

Rip Prince of Awe Cygnus

Cygnus is toppled over by Rip

Cygnus fought in the Featherweight Championship, facing Alpha, G2, Kitty, Mini-Maul, Prince of Awe and Rip in its qualifying heat. It began by darting across the arena, away from the action, zipping past again in the opposite direction behind Sir Killalot, staying out of trouble. Cygnus then bumped off an angle grinder as it drove parallel to the arena side wall, and then proceeded to attack Prince of Awe. However, Rip then attacked Cygnus, lifting it onto its side in the process. Cygnus was knocked back onto its wheels by Rip and Alpha soon after though, and it escaped past Mr Psycho.

"Whose that in trouble? Cygnus, but righted and ok."
— Jonathan Pearce
Mr Psycho hammers Cygnus

The overturned Cygnus is hammered by Mr Psycho

G2 caught up to Cygnus and attacked it from behind near an empty CPZ. Cygnus was eventually flipped over onto its back, presumably by G2, and was unable to self-right, and Mr. Psycho then smashed it with his hammer. Sir Killalot picked the damaged Cygnus up with his jaws and placed it on the Floor Flipper, along with the also-immobilised G2. Both robots were thrown together in the closing seconds of the battle, with G2 being thrown out of the arena and Cygnus reaching the ceiling before landing and rebounding into the pit.

G2 Cygnus Floor Flipper pit oota

Cygnus is thrown into the pit by the floor flipper

"That's come down with snow on it!"
Jonathan Pearce after the Floor Flipper throws G2 and Cygnus together

As a result, Cygnus was eliminated from the Featherweight Championship, having become immobilised before the battle went to a judges' decision, with the decision ultimately going in favour of Rip and Prince of Awe.


Series 7
Special Events
Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Alpha, G2, Kitty, Mini-Maul, Prince of Awe, Rip Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Cygnus 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 Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Entered with Cygnus X-1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
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