"Will this demonic machine drive through its rivals and skittle them?"
— Jonathan Pearce

Demon was a robot that competed in Series 2 of Robot Wars, reaching the Arena stage, before losing its first battle.

Demon and its team did not return after Series 2, but Nick Adams would build and compete with the very successful Wild Thing series of robots from Series 3 through to Series 6.



Demon in the arena

Demon was a very basic box-shaped robot, painted yellow. Built with an aluminium and steel casing, it featured a front shunting wedge that bore a devil's face, steel ramming spikes at the rear and a very low top speed of only 2MPH. The low speed was because the motors came from an indoor wheelchair, which were less powerful than outdoor wheelchair motors.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit


Demon is almost pitted by Matilda

In the Gauntlet, Demon crawled out of the starting gate, and dived into the Sentinel route as the sphere came rolling past. As Demon tried to dodge The Sentinel it was pinned against it repeatedly by Matilda, sustaining damage from the chainsaw. Despite this Demon pushed Matilda towards the End Zone, before turning and being shoved perilously close to the pit. After just about escaping that, Demon turned and spun past Matilda and Sir Killalot, before eventually squeezing into the End Zone.


Sergeant Bash pushes himself and Demon off the ring

In the King of the Castle trial, Demon again tested its pushing power as it was immediately caught by Dead Metal, taking punishment from the circular saw. The House Robots nudged it towards the edge although Demon withstood the pressure, before Sergeant Bash came in with a charge and took both itself and Demon off the ring, giving it a time of 27.47 seconds.


The Mule pushes Demon towards the PPZ

Mule vs demon

Demon and The Mule duel as the House Robots close in on the latter

Demon came up against The Mule in the Semi-Finals, withstanding early aggression and lifting from Roger Plant's machine. The Mule shoved Demon towards the PPZ, until Demon fought back by shunting The Mule into the PPZ itself. Despite this, Sir Killalot came in and attacked Demon as it had become immobilised. As the fight came to a close, Sir Killalot tried to drive up the front of Demon. The fight went to the Judges, but they ruled in favour of The Mule.


Series 2
The Second Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Arena Semi-Final
Heat K, Gauntlet Completed (3rd) Qualified
Heat K, Trial (King of the Castle) 27.47s (4th) Qualified
Heat K, Semi-Final vs. The Mule Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

NOTE: Demon's successful Gauntlet and Trial runs are not included

Series RecordEdit


Demon without its shell

Series Demon Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Heat, Arena Semi-Final
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 Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

NOTE: Team member Nick Adams competed in Series 3 with Thing 2, and Series 4-6 with Wild Thing, which also entered Robot Wars Extreme.

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