- "It's not the most dangerous, but Craig, it looks hardy to me"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Demolition Demon was the name given to two heavyweight robots which appeared in Series 2-3 of Robot Wars. The original robot successfully entered Series 2, where it reached the Heat Final of the first episode in the series, but lost to Napalm on a controversial Judges' decision.
Versions of Demolition Demon[edit | edit source]
Demolition Demon[edit | edit source]
The original machine was a double-sided wedge-shaped robot, armoured in galvanised materials, with a top speed of 8mph. Its weapon was a rear circular saw, powered by what the show described as a 22 horsepower motor (although this was likely a typo that would read 2.2 horsepower), and a static spike on the front. Three 12V batteries powered the machine. Its wheelchair motors were were donated by Dorset County Council and all the components were kept in a small box for protection.
Demolition Demon 2[edit | edit source]
Demolition Demon 2 was a box-shaped robot, armed with a spike. Its colour sceheme used black, yellow and red stripes, resembling the Belgian flag, although the robot brandished several Union Jacks. It was built to be internally stronger than the previous version, and was over 12kg heavier, but had a high ground clearance.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 2[edit | edit source]
Demolition Demon managed to outmanoeuvre all of the house robots in the Gauntlet (including Sir Killalot) and finished the Gauntlet, easily making it through to the Trial stage, after placing first, completing the Gauntlet in the quickest time in the Heat.
Demolition Demon continued its streak of placing first, winning the Skittles event by a clear margin, knocking down twenty barrels. Despite this success, the House Robots used Demolition Demon as a target to demonstrate their power, and Sir Killalot picked it up, holding it in place for Matilda to put a large scratch on Demolition Demon, using her chainsaw.
In the heat semi-final with Victor, it was able to push Victor around with ease. Demolition Demon pushed Victor into the PPZ, despite it escaping before the House Robots could come in. Just as Victor was moved into the middle of the arena, it broke down. Demolition Demon was then suddenly turned over by Shunt, and the win was initially given to Victor as a result, but once attention was brought to Victor's immobility, the decision was reversed and Demolition Demon advanced.
Demolition Demon then fought Napalm in the Heat Final, in what proved to be a another controversial battle.
Napalm was able to push Demolition Demon around before driving into the PPZ itself, Demolition Demon was able to nudge Napalm's side a few times before eventually nearly toppling Napalm with its wedge shape, however cease was then called. The judges' decision went in favour of Napalm, which was not a popular outcome.
Series 3[edit | edit source]
The re-designed Demolition Demon only competed in the Robotic Soccer competition. Its opponent Velocirippa capitalised on a defensive error by Matilda to dribble the ball halfway across the arena and score past goalkeeper Dead Metal, eliminating Demolition Demon 2 from the competition.
Results[edit | edit source]
|DEMOLITION DEMON - RESULTS|
|The Second Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat A, Gauntlet||Completed (1st)||Qualified|
|Heat A, Trial (Skittles)||20 Barrels (1st)||Qualified|
|Heat A, Semi-Final||vs. Victor||Won|
|Heat A, Final||vs. Napalm||Lost|
|DEMOLITION DEMON 2 - RESULTS|
|Round 1||vs. Velocirippa||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
NOTE: Demolition Demon's Gauntlet and Trial runs are not included
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Demolition Demon Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Heat Final|
|The Third Wars||Robotic Soccer|
|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||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Demolition Demon is one of six robots to have come first in both The Gauntlet and The Trial in one heat. The other robots in this category are Nemesis, Robot the Bruce, Razer, Corporal Punishment and All Torque.
- Demolition Demon was the only Heavyweight veteran to compete in the Series 3 Robotic Soccer Competition.
- Demolition Demon was the only robot to lose to Velocirippa, one of the worst performing robots in the show's history, albeit only in the Football.
References[edit | edit source]