"Mad in England"
— The team's motto, on their robot and on their shirts

Direct Action was a competitor robot that fought exclusively in the New Blood Championship, part of the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It lost its first round eliminator against Storm 2 and Revolution 2.


"We were impressed (and worried about) the speed that Direct Action could get its 20Kg disk up to speed. Do not be fooled, that's one serious piece of spinning metal - more than capable of making a real mess of someone."
— Storm 2 website[1]

Side view of Direct Action

Direct Action Inverted

Direct Action, inverted

Direct Action was a tall, invertible, cut-off wedge-shaped robot with two-wheel drive and armed with a horizontal flywheel weighing 25kg and spinning at up to 850rpm. The flywheel featured bolt-cutting blades and had its speed increased to 120mph following testing. Direct Action also featured 6mm nylon armour, and its body, wheels and disc were painted in a black and white chequerboard pattern. However, it had an unprotected rear end and a 3mm ground clearance, which proved to be its undoing in its only televised battle.


Direct Action Qualifiers

Direct Action at the Series 7 qualifiers

After not attempted to qualify for Series 6, Direct Action attended the qualifiers for Series 7. It was drawn in a battle with Dutch champions PulverizeR, along with veterans Reptirron the Second and Robochicken. The ultimate winner of the battle is unknown, however Direct Action did lose the fight and along with PulverizeR failed to qualify for the main competition.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 2Edit

Direct Action competed in Heat C of the New Blood Championship, where it was drawn up against Sixth Wars competitor Revolution 2, and the eventual champion Storm 2.

Revolution Action

Direct Action takes a direct blow from Revolution 2

Storm II vs Direct Action

Direct Action is driven across the arena by Storm 2

Storm pit 2

Direct Action turns into the pit

Storm 2 started by shoving Direct Action into Mr. Psycho's CPZ, the flywheel-wielding robot narrowly avoiding the hammer of the House Robot. After escaping the CPZ, Direct Action lost the drive in one of its wheels and was left spinning in circles. Next, Revolution 2 attacked the invertible machine. Storm 2 then shoved Direct Action around the arena. This continued to happen for some time. Eventually free of the future runner-up, Direct Action activated the pit. Storm 2 shoved Direct Action towards the pit, nearly fell in itself, avoided it at the last second, and Direct Action then drove in, so Storm 2 went through along with Revolution 2.


Extreme 2
New Blood Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Revolution 2, Storm 2 Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit


The team with Direct Action

Main Series Direct Action 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 Failed to qualify
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 New Blood Championship, Round 1


  • Direct Action left a permanent dent in Mr Psycho's hammer that was never repaired.


  1. Team Storm website
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