Doodlebug was a middleweight robot that appeared exclusively in Series 2 of Robot Wars. Competing solely in the Middleweight Championship, it lost the latter to Hard Cheese after breaking down. Very little was seen of Doodlebug on TV, as only a small clip of the Middleweight Championship was shown as part of the Grudge Matches special.
The robot's name may have been inspired by the V-1 flying bomb, a type of German cruise missile used in World War 2, which was nicknamed the "Doodlebug" by the Allies.
Doodlebug was a black, two-wheeled robot armed with a set of front spikes as well as a rear small pickaxe. The spikes themselves were intended to clamp down on other robots.
Doodlebug fought in the Middleweight Championship, part of which was shown as part of the Grudge Matches special. It fought Hard Cheese and Series 1 competitor Wharthog, and steadily made its way into the middle of the arena as the battle began. However, Doodlebug broke down completely after a few bumps and nudges from Hard Cheese and Wharthog, and was declared to be immobilised before Matilda came out of the PPZ to push and drag it around the arena. As a result, Doodlebug would ultimately lose the first Middleweight Championship to Hard Cheese.
|DOODLEBUG - RESULTS|
|Middleweight Championship||vs. Hard Cheese, Wharthog||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Series||Doodlebug Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Middleweight Championship|
|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|