The Flame Pit was an arena hazard that debuted in Series 2, appearing in every series thereafter.
Description [ ]
The Flame Pit was located on the bottom right hand side of the arena. It was also used as an obstacle in
The Gauntlet where contestants had to get pass. In Nickelodeon Robot Wars, the Flame Pit was changed into a steam vent due to censorship. Its main purpose was to burn out a robot's electronics when they drove across it, or set fire to robots with a flammable exterior like Diotoir. It was first used in the Skittles trial when Sir Killalot held Piece de Resistance over the hazard following its run, a technique he would do frequently thereafter. In Series 8-10, the Flame Pit was enlarged and located on the left hand side of the arena.
Notable instances [ ]
Series 2 [ ]
Piece de Resistance
Piece de Resistance was the first robot to endure the Flame Pit
Killertron vs ORAC
Killertron dragged ORAC onto the Flame Pit with its axe. According to Peter Reynolds, the Arena was not deemed safe to enter until at least five minutes after ORAC had been placed on the Flame Pit. Nevertheless, the Flame Pit was still operating during this period, resulting in ORAC's tyres catching fire during the post-battle interviews. By the time ORAC was extinguished, its tyres, receiver, speed controllers, wiring and heatsinks were destroyed.
Heat G, Gauntlet
The first of Team Nemesis' many encounters with the flame pit and the second time it had caught fire.
Series 3 [ ]
Mace 2 vs Weeliwako
Weeliwako was taken to the Flame Pit as Sir Killalot dragged it out of The Pit.
Abaddon vs Technophobic
After being pushed onto the Flame Pit, Abaddon's tail became stuck within the mesh, prompting Matilda and Shunt to free it.
Pitbull vs Technophobic
Technophobic caught fire and broke down after the flames reached its petrol engine.
Napalm vs Robopig
Sir Killalot shoved Robopig to the Flame Pit, but a jet of flame caused his petrol engine to set on fire.
Death Warmed Up vs Stealth
Death Warmed Up
Death Warmed Up became stuck on the Flame Pit, prompting Shunt to free it.
Diotoir vs Fire Storm
A flipped Diotoir was pushing onto the Flame Pit by Fire Storm, causing its fur to catch fire.
Behemoth vs Razer
One of Razer's self-righting wings became stuck on the grille, prompting Dead Metal to free it.
Series 4 [ ]
Extreme 1 [ ]
Napalm 2 vs The Spider vs Gemini
Despite a strong start, The Spider drove over the flame pit and broke down.
Series 5 [ ]
Series 6 [ ]
Extreme 2 [ ]
Diotoir & Pussycat vs Bulldog Breed & Robochicken
The final time Diotoir was set on fire in the original series.
Chopper vs ICU vs Mad Dog
Chopper became stuck on the Flame Pit briefly after being attacked by Matilda.
Firestorm 4 vs Panic Attack
Following its defeat to Firestorm 4, Mr Psycho carried Panic Attack to the flame pit, but subsequently dropped it there to attack Firestorm 4.
Series 7 [ ]
Killerkat vs Jackson Wallop vs Gyrobot
After being knocked onto its side, Killerkat was pushed onto the Flame Pit where its fur caught fire.
Series 8 [ ]
Thor vs Foxic
Foxic was pushed onto the Flame Pit and lost mobility temporarily
Series 9 [ ]
Apollo vs Carbide (Head to Head Round)
Sir Killalot held Apollo over the Flame Pit after Cease was called.
Series 10 [ ]
Big Nipper vs Crackers 'n' Smash
Crackers was pushed onto the Flame Pit by Sir Killalot and consequently got stuck underneath him. Crackers was unable to move away and was deemed immobile.
Apollo vs Diotoir
Diotoir drove on to the Flame Pit on purpose at the start of the battle.
Extreme Warriors: Season 1 [ ]
Extreme Warriors: Season 2 [ ]
Rocky-Bot-Boa vs The Bat
Rocky-Bot-Boa pushed The Bat over the Flame Pit, causing its wings to break.
Psycho Chicken vs The Revolutionist
Psycho Chicken was destroyed by The Revolutionist, and in the end was burnt, and launched by the Floor Flipper.
Destructive Criticism vs Conquering Clown 2
Conquering Clown 2
Conquering Clown's already smoldered head began to burn again after driving over the Flame Pit, and lost its Iron Mask face.
Tricerabot 3.0 vs Rocky-Bot-Boa
Tricerabot was flipped over by Shunt, and then Rocky-Bot-Boa shoved it on to the Flame Pit. The flammable armor was then removed afterwards for the remainder of the Grand Final.
Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1 [ ]
Bamm Bamm vs Rat
Bamm Bamm was equipped with the Styrofoam club, which burnt up when pushed onto the flame pit.
Pyramid of Chaos vs Scraptosaur
Pyramid of Chaos
Shunt pushed the immobile robot on to the Flame Pit, and its shell caught fire.
Slicer vs El-Mower
The Elmo doll only smoldered, but did not burn.
Project One vs Blue
Project One burnt out its motors after driving over the Flame Pit.
Dutch Robot Wars: Series 2 [ ]
Meshuggah vs The Lethal Swan
The Lethal Swan
The Lethal Swan went through the same punishments as it did in Series 1
Twister vs Impact
Impact was destroyed by the House Robots and was burnt in the end.
Scrap-II-Saur vs Tough as Nails
Tough as Nails
Tough as Nails' motors were overheated and shutdown due to driving over the Flame Pit.
German Series [ ]
Not Perfect vs Junkyard Queen
Not Perfect, Junkyard Queen
Both robots became stuck together whilst over the flame pit, forcing Mr Psycho to separate them.
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