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#John Reid instructs Jordan Stephens to do little other than spin in place. This works to perfection, as it prevents 3 Stegs to Heaven from reaching Dee's tyres, and gets it a good whack to the side. Enough hits should disable 3 Stegs' weaponry and/or drive system. Of course, if you voted for 3 Stegs to Heaven to beat Brute in Ragnabot 2, then I'd hardly expect you to vote for Dee... <span style="font-family:Pirulen; font-size:10pt">[[User:ToastUltimatum|<font color="maroon">'''T'''</font><font color="ff8c00">'''OAS'''</font>]][[User talk:ToastUltimatum|<font color="maroon">'''T'''</font>]]</span> 12:37, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
 
#John Reid instructs Jordan Stephens to do little other than spin in place. This works to perfection, as it prevents 3 Stegs to Heaven from reaching Dee's tyres, and gets it a good whack to the side. Enough hits should disable 3 Stegs' weaponry and/or drive system. Of course, if you voted for 3 Stegs to Heaven to beat Brute in Ragnabot 2, then I'd hardly expect you to vote for Dee... <span style="font-family:Pirulen; font-size:10pt">[[User:ToastUltimatum|<font color="maroon">'''T'''</font><font color="ff8c00">'''OAS'''</font>]][[User talk:ToastUltimatum|<font color="maroon">'''T'''</font>]]</span> 12:37, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
 
#I can't stress enough how much 3 Stegs is not going to tear off Dee's wheels. Dee will likely spin and deflect 3 Stegs' attacks, then take the JD. [[User:SFCJack|SFCJack]] ([[User talk:SFCJack|talk]]) 17:18, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
 
#I can't stress enough how much 3 Stegs is not going to tear off Dee's wheels. Dee will likely spin and deflect 3 Stegs' attacks, then take the JD. [[User:SFCJack|SFCJack]] ([[User talk:SFCJack|talk]]) 17:18, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
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#3 Stegs has a habit of losing drive on one side for no reason, Dee can smack the living hell out of 3 Stegs and win via KO. [[User:Madlooney6|Sam]] [[User talk:Madlooney6|(BAZINGA)]] 21:08, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
 
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Forums: Index > Ragnabot 3 > Ragnabot 3 Heat N


Round 1

Rattus Rattus vs Ultor

Rattus Rattus Ultor
Rattus Rattus
Ultor official image
Votes for Rattus Rattus
  1. Rattus Rattus was extremely good it its battle against S.M.I.D.S.Y. and yet for whatever reason people keep underrating it and claiming it wasn't good. First things first, Rattus Rattus was able to get underneath robots easily and was extremely speedy and aggressive. The spikes and flail tail can cause considerable damage. Ultor may have "won" a Heat but it was no darling. It's drive wasn't the best, stopping on top of hazards and actively just driving into danger (yes RR did so against Shunt also but that was once compared to three battles worth). Rattus Rattus is more aggressive, speedier and should cause major damage with the spikes.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:28, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Yeah, I'll back Rattus Rattus. It was a bit light in the weapons area- I don't see the flail doing much damage at all- but it was fast and aggressive against S.M.I.D.S.Y., far more than Ultor showed in any of its fights, and it should be able to control the battle and get some good rams in with the spikes. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:17, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. I'll give Rattus Rattus the benefit. It's shell came off, but that was due to a very broad drive into Dead Metal. When it was ramming a robot of its own weight class, the shell was fine. I don't see Ultor making any inroads with that axe, and that coupled with Ultor's general tentative nature means that I'll give this one to Rattus Rattus with the more aggressive drives. NJGW (talk) 12:10, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Overall, I feel that the light taps from Ultor's axe will not score enough damage and aggression points to sway the judges. I believe that as long as Rattus Rattus avoids driving into the flames or CPZ, its relentless slams and pushes will cause all sorts of problems for Ultor. Ultimately, I will give it the benefit of the doubt here. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 12:49, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Ultor
  1. Ultor will get underneath Rattus Rattus's ground clearance to push it, and can use its axe to cause damage to the rat. Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Ultor has the more usable active weapon, it should be able to tap away at the originally-yet-inaccurately-named Rattus Rattus and take the judges decision, provided Rattus Rattus doesn't destroy itself first. CrashBash (talk) 16:20, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Ultor's weapon will prove to be the more decisive weapon of the lot. Doesn't help that Rattus Rattus isn't a reliable 'bot at all. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:17, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Yeah, Rattus Rattus wasn't that bad as a pusher, but S.M.I.D.S.Y. was exactly the right sort of robot it could get under easily, Ultor will be much harder for it to do so, and I feel Ultor's axe will cause more minor damage than its spinner thing. Hogwild94 (talk) 18:41, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. I refuse to believe Ultor doesn't take this on damage. RR has a tap for a weapon, all the ground clearance in the world and a desk for a chassis. SFCJack (talk) 19:39, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Ultor will win this on a Judges Decision, thanks to the damage from the axe and overall aggression. Adster1005 (talk) 21:31, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. I really considered helping the Rattus Rattus cause and wanted to vote for it, but I don't quite see it. Rattus Rattus can charge into Ultor, but without a wedge, what would that achieve other than riding up Ultor's slopes? Rattus Rattus is basically a worse Big Brother, so one moment of decision from Ultor's axe swings it for me. TOAST 13:37, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Winner: Ultor (4-7)

Pitbull vs Bloody Murder Weapon

Pitbull Bloody Murder Weapon
Pitbull mag
BloodyMurderWeapon
Votes for Pitbull
  1. Pitbull to grab, clamp and drag BMW around the arena and dump it in the pit eventually. There won't be much response from the Dutch robot. Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. I'd vote for Bloody Murder Weapon in a heartbeat if its weapon actually functioned. With it being static in both its fight, for all we know it could travel at 1rpm. As it stands, it's essentially a great big bar for Pitbull to grab. CrashBash (talk) 16:21, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. The weapon troubles, or rather, lack of weapon full stop of BMW ultimately means that Pitbull will have a good time grabbing BMW's spinning cage and eventually dragging the broken carousel into the pit after a while. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:27, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Same as the above.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:29, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Pitbull to easily clamp hold of BMW's weapon/body and push it wherever it wants. Hogwild94 (talk) 18:41, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. If Bloody Murder Weapon's bloody murder weapon worked it'd have this easily, but as is Pitbull can take hold of it and do what it likes. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:19, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. For those that are going to back BMW Sauber-Ferrari, please show a video of the robot with its spinner working. Then I might switch sides. For now, Pitbull to grab its opponent's static weapon, push it around a bit, before ultimately pitting it. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:24, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  8. I really like Bloody Murder Weapon and would love to back it against Pitbull, but I don't have a reasonable excuse. TOAST 19:37, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Nothing really to add. Should be simple enough for Pitbull to control the pace of the fight if it can get a good bite on the weapon frame. SFCJack (talk) 19:45, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  10. Pitbull will grab BMW and pit it. Adster1005 (talk) 21:32, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  11. A nice shape for Pitbull to toy with. NJGW (talk) 12:11, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Bloody Murder Weapon
Winner: Pitbull (11-0)

Expulsion (10) vs Psychosprout

Expulsion (10) Psychosprout
Expulsion and Detention
Psychosproutgauntlet
Votes for Expulsion (10)
  1. Whilst I comment Jim's vote, you have to remember that the moment...the absolute moment...Psychosprout got hit by anything, even something as minor as a ram, it was unable to move again under its own power. Considering it is considerably lighter than Expulsion, just running up its opponent's front will cause it to die. Also, isn't Psychosprout made of papier-mache or something like that? CrashBash (talk) 16:23, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Whilst Jim's vote is very plausible, after rewatching Psychosprout's gauntlet run, it hit some obstacles and then just stopped. The spinner of Expulsion can do the damage needed upon first impact, which should stop Psychosprout and then Expulsion will fall or push Psychosprout in the pit and then go in. Regardless, Expulsion will win, as Psychosprout will be immobilised first. Adster1005 (talk) 17:04, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. I think it should be Detention for Jimlaad for poor images again. Alas Expulsion was crap but at least it could move effectively and plus it has a weapon...to destroy Psychosprout who was an RC monstertruck in a paper mache ball.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:30, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    There wasn't a better photo of Detention to go with Expulsion. Jimlaad43(talk) 17:33, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Much as I appreciate Jim for giving what is the most outlandish vote of the Arena Forums of all time, I can't see it. Expulsion is bound to get beaten if it blatantly faceplants into the floor, but Psychosprout has the exact same problem in that any hard knock will completely jostle the RC car inside and disable Psychosprout. Add to that that Psychosprout is made out of papier-mache, and Psychosprout will disintegrate the moment Expulsion's weapon goes near the sphere. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:32, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. I'd love to back Jimlaad's vote up, but I just can't back Psychosprout's armour against a reboot spinner. Hogwild94 (talk) 18:43, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. On the bright side, Jimlaad's vote means that Psychosprout deserved a place in Ragnabot 3 proper. Alas, I cannot back him here, since Detention just slamming into its opponent will be enough for the knockout. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:24, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. Expulsion may not have been the most stable robot in the world and it had an unfortunate tendency to land on its face, but it didn't fall over for no reason- knocked over by Coyote, flipped by the Floor Flipper, launched by Magnetar and flipped by Matilda, but never through just its own driving about. Expulsion can absolutely mangle the fibreglass shell, and given that Psychosprout just stopped when it got nudged in its Trial that should be enough to kill it. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:24, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  8. This doesn't even deserve a second of thought. The floor flipper is disabled in Ragnabot 3 so Expulsion has no means of being overturned. Psychosprout to get the Vanquish/HUGE treatment. TOAST 19:36, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Let's not be silly. SFCJack (talk) 19:44, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  10. Agreed with this side. NJGW (talk) 12:12, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Psychosprout
  1. Here we go. The vote I have been wanting to write for months. The most ridiculous, unbelievable and against the odds vote I have done in the arena forums so far, but boy do I mean it. Psychosprout has this against the reboot spinner. Expulsion falls over on its own for no apparent reason in every battle. It just does. I watched it manage to get itself turned over against a dead Push to Exit, this robot kills itself. I can see it getting maybe one or two hits on Psychosprout with the weapon before an optimistically tight turn causes it to fall over. The driving wasn't too great as if you knew your robot had a penchant to fall over, you wouldn't take such fast and tight turns. "But wait, you said Psychosprout would be hit". Yes I did. The papier mache will not stand up well to the disc, however, the truck inside will not be hit as it's too low for the disc. Even if a massive hole is carved out, the truck could fall out and it'll still work. Detention might be left to fight on its own once Expulsion falls over, but even if it wins, the main robot is immobilised, so it goes out. Psychosprout to beat this reboot spinner. Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
Winner: Expulsion (10) (10-1)

6 Million Dollar Mouse vs Araknia

6 Million Dollar Mouse Araknia
6 Million Dollar Mouse
Araknia
Votes for 6 Million Dollar Mouse
  1. Two robots with similarly sized and mounted weapons here. When the weapons hit their opponent, USD6M Mouse is going to be the one which causes more damage, as Araknia's carbon fibre and fibreglass won't survive many hits. Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Whilst it's hard to say how deadly the Mouse's blade was, fairly sure it can break cardboard. CrashBash (talk) 16:24, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Araknia won't last long, 6 Million Dollar Mouse will do enough damage and be more aggressive to take the win. Adster1005 (talk) 17:05, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Araknia will be sliced to pieces in the most literal of senses. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:26, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Jim...you don't have glasses right? That image is cropped and extremely poor quality compared to the pits image, this makes absolute no sense. Anyways, 6MdM may have a poor blade but at least it could survived and deal more "damage" :P Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:35, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    This whole image drama is getting annoying, tbh. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 18:04, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    It is. I did warn you and this the first unwarranted image complaint since then, including an insult which was completely unnecessary. Please do not vote in the rest of this heat Diotoir. Jimlaad43(talk) 18:54, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Both robots' spinners will cause damage to the other's armour, Araknia's armour will take more though. Hogwild94 (talk) 18:44, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. Similar weapons, but 6 Million Dollar Mouse outlasted fragile opponents like Sobek before. Araknia probably will not survive the hits. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:24, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  8. $6,000,000 Mouse's weapon actually caused some damage, and should be able to rip up Araknia's 'armour' nicely. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:26, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Both spinners are about as atrong as each other, but 6 Million Dollar Mouse has more solid fundamentals in the other departments. TOAST 19:39, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  10. 6MDM is essentially Araknia if Araknia wasn't bottom tier. There's no way it doesn't take this fight unless it is to break down. But that logic can be applied to support anyone beating anyone, so I'm not going there. SFCJack (talk) 19:49, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  11. SMDM's better body will allow its bar to inflict the more-telling damage. NJGW (talk) 12:13, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Araknia
Winner: 6 Million Dollar Mouse (11-0)

Diotoir (5) vs Thor's Hammer

Diotoir (5) Thor's Hammer
Diotoir s5
Thorshammer RWEWS2
Votes for Diotoir (5)
  1. Thor's Hammer is so small and light, Diotoir should be able to push it around without breaking into a sweat/bursting into flames. One simple overflip or pitting later... Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. I now want to see Diotoir 2 fight 6 Million Dollar Mouse. CrashBash (talk) 16:25, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Diotoir will overturn Thor's Hammer, or pit it. Adster1005 (talk) 17:07, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. A good flip followed by a pitting is on the cards. I'm assuming Thor's Hammer can self-right at least, so I'm not ready to call a one-flip-and-done, but this mismatch will leave Diotoir as the superior one. Imagine if another Diotoir made it into the QQF's... --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:15, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Yeah flip and done.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:35, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Revival Thor, or maybe even original series Thor, then Diotoir would be toast(ed), but not its American cousin. Hogwild94 (talk) 18:45, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. Thor's Hammer has nowhere near enough power in the weapon to trouble Diotoir. Repeated flips (if necessary) on the middleweight machine should see Diotoir through comfortably. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:29, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  8. I really appreciate the sentiment in voting fot Thor's Hammer, but we simply can't take axe power for granted. Even in 2019, we still see the likes of Extinguisher and Ultimo Destructo turning up with useless axes. Without seeing Thor's Hammer swing, I can't assumenany power from it, especially on such a light machine. TOAST 19:42, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  9. As much as Diotoir was labelled a comedy entrant, it wasn't a low tier bot. Unlikely to a measly middleweight in Thor's Hammer, if you ask me. SFCJack (talk) 19:53, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  10. An upscaled Thor's Hammer maybe. But I didn't see the Middleweight's capabilities before it was KO'd so I won't be able to stretch my mind much further. NJGW (talk) 12:14, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Thor's Hammer
  1. You know what, I will back the upset here. OK, so Diotoir did seemingly dominate better overhead machines like The Steel Avenger, right? Well, upon re-watching that battle, while its flips were impressive, I happen to note that The Steel Avenger really was not targeting Diotoir for the most part. Rather, it was trying to assist Suicidal Tendencies against Pussycat, and when it was attacking Diotoir directly, the furball had a bit of trouble coping with the slams. Now, Thor's Hammer's main weakness here is its lightweight. But, it can be said that not only is Thor Hammer's more agile and with a better shape to attack its opponent than The Steel Avenger, but also with only one opponent to strike, it should have an easier time than Steely did. Diotoir is a good robot, granted. However, its slow speed, plus the fact that its bucket scoop was slow to reload (and sometimes jammed) will leave it somewhat vulnerable. I have also never really trusted Diotoir to survived pounding from overhead weapons, and chances are the weak armour and weapons are going to suffer here. Thor's Hammer I trust to self-right to, so as long as it can exploit its opponent's flanks and prevent it from using its lifter effectively, I see it pulling off the upset, winning via a judges' decision. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:13, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
Winner: Diotoir (5) (10-1)

Hoot vs Vader

Hoot Vader
HootNickelodeon
Vader 7
Votes for Hoot Votes for Vader
  1. Hoot to charge in blindly and die braver than most as Vader chops it up into tiny pieces. Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Hoot is potentially one of the worst robots, loanerbot or otherwise, to ever exist. Let me put it this way...there was a reason why, when I did Audited Nickelodeon, I had The Piecemaker compete and not Hoot, despite the weight disadvantage otherwise. CrashBash (talk) 16:26, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    Hoot vs The Green Mouse. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:26, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    I'd sooner vote in Barry vs Foxic vs Wowot. At least in THAT fight I could confidently pick a winner. CrashBash (talk) 20:11, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Vader's the only 'bot here thus far that's guaranteed a place in the QQF's. Hoot will be demolished. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:21, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. HAHAHHA!Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:35, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. The damage Vader will do here will be a hoot! (That's very laboured, I agree) Hogwild94 (talk) 18:47, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Hoot's weapon did no damage at all in any of its opponents. Vader's weapon took out Aggrobot in one blow. Yep, no contest here. A shame though that Anakin's sacrifice nows means nothing in current canon. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:24, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. One good hit from Vader should knock Hoot over. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:30, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  8. I don't agree with Vader being the best robot in this half of the heat, but I do agree with it winning this fight. TOAST 19:43, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    Clearly the best robot here is former heat finalist The Tartan Terror. Jimlaad43(talk) 02:13, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Vader to take Hoot out with a swift uppercut. Shouldn't be any more complicated than that. SFCJack (talk) 20:00, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  10. In the animal food chain, Vader is the owl and Hoot is the rodent that's about to be devoured. VulcansHowl 20:45, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  11. Vader will shred Hoot. Adster1005 (talk) 21:33, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  12. Vader through. NJGW (talk) 12:15, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Winner: Vader (0-12)

WYSIWYG vs Backstabber

WYSIWYG Backstabber
WYSIWYG
Backstabber
Votes for WYSIWYG
  1. Forgive me for going with the weird route, but at least WYSIWIG was able to move freely across the arena despite being an eighth the weight of its opponent. Backstabber, meanwhile, moved for about 5 seconds and died without any pressure whatsoever, which is extremely worrying. WYSIWIG will win after it just rams and bounces off of Backstabber until the tall 'bot eventually dies for no reason. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:25, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Y'know I kinda agree. WYSIWYG was able to whizz around the heavier Steel at Work and smashed into it before that died and Backstabber, unless it can somehow slide underneath and tip WYSIWYG over, has nothing...even then looking at the Steel at Work battle, it didn't slip up easily and had very low ground clearance so yeah. Not to mention the exposed wheels that can be damaged by the sharp wedge...yeah.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:42, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. WYSIWYG was the best of the three stockbots, I think it might just be able to get underneath and topple Backstabber over. Hogwild94 (talk) 18:48, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. You know, I actually agree with Hogwild regarding WYSIWYG being the best of the trio. It was quick, had a very low ground clearance for the time, and I honestly feel that it could have made the heat final if it had been allowed to. Backstabber, despite having a decent anti-Razer shape, was unimpressive to say the least, seemingly dying under mild pressure and with an axe that can be easily dodged by most opponents. Not sure whether WYSIWYG will topple its opponent, but it can still wedge underneath and push somewhat. This will be the mild pressure needed to secure a knockout. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:16, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. As usual, I'll back the robot over the one which had a very soft breakdown. NJGW (talk) 12:16, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
  6. What you see is WYSIWYG running rings around Backstabber, pushing it into the House Robots and other hazards, and what you get is Backstabber eventually being pitted. Adster1005 (talk) 12:37, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Backstabber
  1. Backstabber's axe will do nothing here, but I just can't see the 10kg of WYSIWYG being able to do enough to Backstabber. It has the wedge advantage but that's it. Backstabber can shove the stock robot into something dangerous. Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. I'm imagining WYSIWYG getting axed by Shunt and then getting stuck on said axe for the rest of the fight. Think Banshee's head but the whole thing, and it's not coming off. CrashBash (talk) 16:27, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Backstabber 7.5x the weight here, and shouldn't really be falling to the 10kg WYSIWYG. Let's not forget Backstabber's only cameo was future 1WC winner Razer. Can't see the axe doing much, but I feel there's every chance WYSIWYG can run up those steep sloped sides of Backstabber. Providing they can stay alive, it's their fight to lose for me. SFCJack (talk) 20:07, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Backstabber's wedge was quite low for Series 3, so as long as it doesn't break down again, it should escape this one. Concerning that I considered voting for a 10kg featherweight though, and I kinda hope more people do. Will WYSIWYG collect a vote against Expulsion? TOAST 20:37, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
Winner: WYSIWYG (6-4)

The Tartan Terror vs Gi-Ant-O (E2)

The Tartan Terror Gi-Ant-O (E2)
The Tartan Terror
Gi-Ant-O
Votes for The Tartan Terror
  1. Oh dear god, Tartan Terror is going to win another battle here. Surely it can't reach the Heat Final again. Surely...right? Jimlaad43(talk) 16:14, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. I dunno...it's a rather mismash heat. We need a big name in the next half. CrashBash (talk) 16:28, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  3. IT BEGINS. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 17:13, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  4. I keep thinking that's an antweight, just by looking at it. I mean what else can I say?Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:37, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Don't bring a featherweight into the Arena in a predominantly heavyweight tournament! Even if it is against Tartan Terror! Hogwild94 (talk) 18:49, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  6. I think The Tartan Terror can just about get a win here, considering both machines were super unreliable but the barrel machine is the heavier. But I need to ask this: I thought we were meant to be replacing Extreme 2 Gi-Ant-O with either Dutch Scarab or Piece De Resistance? If not, who are the two robots that are going to be replaced? SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:03, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
    We decided against it when it was pointed out that the Spartacus I nominated was actually the lighter weight on (can't remember which). As I still can't find a second robot to remove, I gave up. Seeing as Gi-Ant-O has now fought, that ship has sailed and we have 802 competitors (unless we find another robot I forgot to include). Jimlaad43(talk) 19:23, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  7. Gi-Ant-O would lose to most beetleweights. Combatwombat555 (talk) 19:35, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  8. I'm sure this match would give us all a Giant "Oh." TOAST 19:44, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  9. TTT to swat Gi-Ant O away with their... stick thing. Sure, let's go with that. SFCJack (talk) 20:08, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
  10. TTT to win here through the pit. Adster1005 (talk) 21:59, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Gi-Ant-O (E2)
Winner: The Tartan Terror (10-0)

Glitterbomb vs Manta

Glitterbomb Manta
Glitterbomb
Manta
Votes for Glitterbomb
  1. Manta didn't get much damage against General Chompsalot, and Glitterbomb is armoured in Raex. It takes a lot for me to vote preboot spinners against reboot armour, and Manta's little spinner isn't going to do it. Manta is meanwhile a big flat surface which Glitterbomb can hit with its 1.2 tonne hammer for key aggression points. I won't give Manta the benefit of the doubt with the pit because we haven't agreed on a system about the doom dial. Glitterbomb to win a judges decision. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 08:05, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Yeah we have, the pit release button only opens the pit. Rogue House Robot and Fog of War are too random and non-tactical that they aren't being used. Press the button and the pit opens. Jimlaad43(talk) 08:18, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    It was in fact one of the earliest things to be established as seen here and also is mentioned right at the top of the Ragnabot basepage. CrashBash (talk) 10:42, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Glitterbomb and Edge Hog in the same heat, huh? Could be interesting. Anyhow, I back Glitterbomb here, because its low ground clearance and armour will nullify Manta's most impressive attributes. With such a high ground clearance, I feel that Manta will generally become beached on Glitterbomb's wedge, allowing the pink machine the chance to not only axe the top of its opponent, but also push it around into hazards like the CPZ. I doubt Manta's spinner will cause much damage in return, and attempts to push will just result in Manta, with its high ground clearance, getting stuck on its opponent. Glitterbomb to win the judges' decision. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 08:24, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Up against laser-cut Raex, Manta's blade is unlikely to deal Tauron-levels of damage to Glitterbomb's hull. It can push the neon-pink machine around, but Glitterbomb has an effective wedge for getting underneath and pushing it back in return. Plus, it has an axe which is more than capable of emphasising aggression should both machines survive to the Judges. Given that Manta struggled against robots with wedges, lifters or equal drive muscle, I think it's going to struggle here. VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Manta
  1. Manta will be the more aggressive of the two robots, and should push Glitterbomb from the side all over the arena, nipping away with the saw. Some bent panels will be counteracted by Glitterbomb's axe damaging the top of Manta in lucky hits, but these won't be enough to stop Manta and won't be frequent enough to score enough points when it goes to the judges. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Glitterbomb will be disposed of by Manta without much fuss. Don't think Glitterbomb can outmuscle Manta easily, so eventually Manta will win through a swift pitting. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:02, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Obviously Manta won't cause any damage to Glitterbomb, but I question whether Glitterbomb, with the axe head the shape it is, will cause any damage to Manta. This also assumes it can even land a decent hit...Manta certainly wasn't afraid to charge at opponents head on, but at the same time, it was still tactical with how it charged. By that same logic, it'll keep attacking Glitterbomb from the sides, thus negating the wedge argument entirely. Really, I think the bigger issue is Manta running out of battery power....but I think it'll have Glitterbomb in the pit before then. CrashBash (talk) 10:22, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. We can flaunt Glitterbomb's 1.2 tonne axe and Raex armour all we want, but the reverse side of the coin is that Glitterbomb's axe system was taken directly from Edge Hog, and I certainly wouldn't back Edge Hog to cause any damage to Manta. Indeed, if Glitterbomb couldn't damage Dantomkia's armour but a ram from King B Remix's spike could, then I don't think Manta's armour or internals are in any sort of danger. Of course, Manta's spinner will be useless too, but its greater speed, control and aggression should see it through. TOAST 12:01, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. I'll go with that. In addition, Manta's weapon might not cause any external damage, but I can see it flicking Glitterbomb up slightly and enabling Manta to both get a more effective push in and deal some damage to Glitterbomb's baseplate. Combatwombat555 (talk) 12:23, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Glitterbomb never seemed settled in the arena. It opened its sides up a lot and swung around in tight areas. I think it's set up for Manta to push away at the sides. Toast also covers my thoughts on the axe. NJGW (talk) 12:28, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  7. I don't believe Glitterbomb has anything for Manta here. Modern components aside, Glitterbomb has the stats of a classic series machine (bar weight, of course) and you wouldn't back Edge Hog to beat Manta, would you? SFCJack (talk) 16:51, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  8. Manta can easily charge at Glitterbomb, get underneath and do whatever it wants after that. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:29, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Winner:

Ming 2 vs The Mule

Ming 2 The Mule
Ming2
The Mule
Votes for Ming 2
  1. Ming 2 will flip The Mule over quite quickly, before it gets a chance to randomly break down. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Ming 2 adds to the one-flip-and-done count by bucking The Mule over and out of the competition. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:04, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. The Mule to be tamed. I wonder how Roger Plant would feel if the modern House Robots went to town on his machines... VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. This must be a flip and done. CrashBash (talk) 10:23, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Flip of doom. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 12:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  6. The Mule will be fuming, but Ming II was scheming, timing its looming weapon as it was incoming, homing and jamming the flipper under the base of the unassuming machine, seeming as though The Mule would be squirming and screaming forever, but once Andrew Cotterell had finished disarming his foe, the dimming Mule faded away, and with an alarming battle finished filming, Craig Charles met the team, affirming that the winner was Ming - but Roger Plant is claiming he wants a forthcoming vengeance battle! He was seen confirming that he was in the process of retrimming a successor that he was currently nicknaming Wheely Big Cheese, informing all that its deadly cheese wedge flipper would soon be reforming the competitive landscape, exclaiming that it would leave Ming a flaming mess. War is coming... TOAST 12:04, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  7. Relatively straightforward for Ming 2 here, its wedge was decent and it should be able to get the flip in. Combatwombat555 (talk) 12:24, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  8. lowkey, Ming 2 is going to take an uncomfortable amount of time getting a KO on a Series 2 robot. NJGW (talk) 12:29, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Totally agree with Nick. Ming 2 would get the win, but it would be a painfully slow KO... if a KO at all. SFCJack (talk) 16:53, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  10. Ming won't boss The Mule as easily as Plunderbird 2 did, it may not even get a flip, but it will win somehow. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:30, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for The Mule
Winner:

Sawpoint 2 vs Monad

Sawpoint 2 Monad
Sawpoint2
Monad
Votes for Sawpoint 2
  1. Two pretty terrible robots face of here, and it's tough to choose a winner. I'm going to side with Sawpoint because its spinners might cause some visible damage to the sides of Monad, but I don't see much more than that happening in what would be a pretty dull battle. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Because at least Saw Point 2 didn't fall to pieces the moment it started fighting. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:05, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. There is a difference between being deliberately terrible and accidentally terrible. This is what makes Sawpoint 2 (and A-Kill for that matter) such an underappreciated gem. CrashBash (talk) 10:24, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. I kind of liked A-Kill, but Sawpoint 2, especially the Series 7 version, really did not fit the theme of being an "intentionally bad machine". Heck, it even broke Ewe 2's lifter. This does not bode well for Monad, who will probably break down under mild pressure here. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 12:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Sawpoint II was straight up a decent robot. Monad's off home. TOAST 12:06, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Sawpoint 2 actually had some decent power in the discs, Monad was in danger of falling over of its own accord. Combatwombat555 (talk) 12:26, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  7. dammit, I like Monad. It isn't awful. I wanted to vote for it in a fight. But Sawpoint isn't awful itself. Shame. NJGW (talk) 12:30, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  8. Too many people remember how bad Saw Point was in the Minor Meltdown and too few people remember how decent Sawpoint 2 actually was. Seeing as we're speaking of the latter, they won't struggle against Monad. SFCJack (talk) 16:57, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Even Sawpoint 2 can easily triumph over Monad one way or another. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:31, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Monad
Winner:

259 vs Crocodilotron

259 Crocodilotron
259 photo
Crocodilotron
Votes for 259
  1. "Crikey, this croc is in 259 pieces. What happened to it?" Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. The glass cannon cometh. 259's flywheel will tear into Crocodilotron and end the fight with a one-flip-and-done, though I see 259 doing a lot more damage after Croco is tipped over. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:06, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Crocodilotron will need more than a dentist appointment after this one. VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. So, all 259 has to do is at least do as well as its middleweight counterpart, which made the heat final. This is a good start. CrashBash (talk) 10:25, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. 259 can still meet Big Nipper at this rate, as CrashBash sort of hopes it will. Some good hits will overturn Crocodilotron here. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 12:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    I don't really hope anything, to be fair. I think we're all well past the stage where we've realised 259 isn't the god-killer we may have thought it was way back when. CrashBash (talk) 12:45, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  6. 259 is probably more than the estimated cost of Crocodilotron in pounds. TOAST 12:27, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  7. There's absolutely nothing that Crocodilotron can do here. Combatwombat555 (talk) 12:29, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  8. oh NJGW (talk) 12:30, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Crocodilotron to be torn apart into 259 pieces. SFCJack (talk) 16:58, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  10. Oh dear, this should be fun to watch for all the wrong reasons. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:32, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Crocodilotron
Winner:

Infernal Contraption vs Carbide

Infernal Contraption Carbide
Infernal Contraption
Carbide
Votes for Infernal Contraption Votes for Carbide
  1. Here comes the defending champion. Can anyone stop Carbide romping to a second Ragnabot title? I know for sure that Infernal Contraption isn't going to be the one to stop it. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. This draw must be some sort of cathartic joke after Infernal Contraption made it to the QF's. Carbide has basically rolled up to a heat with very few strong 'bots and will demolish everything it touches. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:01, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. If Team Carbide are anticipating an epic Gabriel-style duel, then they're going to be very disappointed. VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. Well, someone had to draw the short straw in this heat. Now everyone else will be in panic mode. CrashBash (talk) 10:26, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Shall I update the count? Your call this time around, considering Infernal Contraption's wheels were somewhat durable. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 12:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Durable against something like Sawpoint or 259, but Carbide is like the ultimate anti-durable weapon. If Cassius 2 was going to be counted against Mazakari, a robot that is 70% wheels will be undoubtedly counted by Carbide. Jimlaad43(talk) 12:12, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  6. Big sadness. I love Infernal Contraption, so it's just typical that it would face the single most vicious Round 1 opponent imaginable. Even against Eruption, we know that it could damage the front wedge, but Carbide is a hopeless draw. At least Infernal Contraption is here at all, unlike its Series 10 version and off-shoot Point Blank. TOAST 12:30, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  7. Poor Infernal Contraption. It's always fun to see it give interesting fights, but not here. NJGW (talk) 12:31, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  8. If any of Carbide's opponents in this heat gets a single vote I will be very surprised. Combatwombat555 (talk) 12:32, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    inb4 The Tartan Terror wins unanimously against Carbide. Jimlaad43(talk) 12:51, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  9. Yeah, this goes without saying. SFCJack (talk) 16:59, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  10. For once, they'll be no debate when it comes to judging Infernal Contraption. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:33, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Winner:

Mobot vs T-Bone

Mobot T-Bone
Mobot
T-Bone white
Votes for Mobot
  1. T-Bone hardly has weapon reliability on its side here - its weapon packed in after attacking 8645T's tyre. Speaking of: with Mobot's hit on Mighty Mouse it knocked it aside well while hitting the front of a charging Mighty Mouse - if a machine is charging into you with speed then you're going to get more of a bite in the hit so I'm not surprised the lowkey hardy Mighty Mouse stalled the weapon. T-Bone won't come in with a long, fast charge, and its body isn't blocky enough to try to stall Mobot's blade as well. T-Bone has no excuse though: it only proved that its weapon couldn't even damage a tyre. Here, with T-Bone having a lanky, protruding body frame, I think Mobot will get less bite than in the Mighty Mouse hit. That means it won't knock T-Bone aside like it did with Mighty Mouse, but it will allow for more hits to be sustained. Mobot to pull through with better, more consistent hits. NJGW (talk) 12:24, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Yep, it's frankly strange to me that Mobot is being written off because a slam from Mighty Mouse disabled Mobot's bar, yet T-Bone bending its own blade simply by trying to cut into an inflatable tyre has been completely overlooked. At least Mobot bothered to lose to a seeded machine, have people just forgotten that T-Bone lost to 8645T? From the current voting majority, you'd think it won! Mobot's blade is far more likely to make an impact here, and without any tyres or vulnerable armour to target, T-Bone can't damage Mobot even if the blade survives. Mobot cuts its way through to victory with minor damage caused to the gas pipe armour and thin steel blade. TOAST 12:34, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Of course we haven't forgotten...I did state that T-Bone was a massive disappointment. But it lost after getting welded onto 8645T's weapon for most of the fight, which I don't see happening against Mobot. CrashBash (talk) 12:47, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    T-Bone would've lost that fight regardless. With its disc disabled, and no wedge present, what could T-Bone have possibly done to win that fight? And indeed, what would T-Bone do to win this one if its disc bends? TOAST 12:57, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    And what would Mobot do if the disc doesn't bend? I trust T-Bone to do more to Mobot than vise-versa, is all. CrashBash (talk) 13:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. I'm surprised by the amount of votes against Mobot here. T-Bone looked nothing special in Series 5, falling foul to 8645T. Now ironically Mobot crashed out alongside 8645T 2 in Series 7, but fell victim to future semi-finalist Thermidor 2 and never really got to show themselves off. For what it's worth, I feel a functional Mobot could cause T-Bone some problems with that undercutter. Neither has KO potential, but T-Bone's disc really wasn't up to much. SFCJack (talk) 17:12, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for T-Bone
  1. T-Bone's spinner looks like the more potent of the two and is more likely to connect with something crucial on Mobot. It should get the front or side armour to start caving in, scoring nice points in the process. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Mobot's spinner looks to have very little reach which could give it a lot of problems when on the offensive. T-Bone's weapon isn't the best, but it should give it the edge on the judges'. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:16, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Logic dictates that Mowbot could use its undercutter to slash T-Bone's tyres and earn itself an easy victory. However, considering how ponderous it was in its melee, and how it only took one slam from Mighty Mouse to disable the weapon entirely, I'm not convinced that it can make use of its much larger, more interesting and arguably more forward-thinking arsenal. T-Bone to carve up the Mobot as long as the disc keeps working. VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. The arguments above work for me, so I'll go with that. Even if T-Bone was a massive disappointment for me. CrashBash (talk) 10:27, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. What really makes me vote for T-Bone is that Mobot's team had no confidence in their machine, labelling it as "cannon fodder". Since it achieved a self-fulfilling prophecy by letting Thermidor 2 throw it out of the arena, I cannot trust Mo Farah's favourite machine to really survive the blows of its opponent here. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 12:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  6. It's a bit disingenuous saying that T-Bone's disc stopped on hitting a tyre- according to the Roaming Robots website it hit a reinforced part of the sub-frame and one of the blades on the disc got very bent and fouled the body cut-out for the disc. Even from what was shown on screen, the disc was still visibly spinning when T-Bone backs away from 8645T, there's a cut in the edit, and suddenly the disc has stopped. Given that T-Bone also (allegedly) mangled two machines to qualify, I'll back it to cut into Mobot's weak armour and likely win on damage. Combatwombat555 (talk) 12:45, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    I appreciate the extra info, but it doesn't quell my doubts. If T-Bone bent its disc by hitting 8645T's steel frame, then it can just as easily bend itself by hitting Mobot's steel frame. Even if T-Bone's disc does remain functional, I still don't doubt that Mobot's heavy blade is more potent. TOAST 13:03, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    A blade that spun at all of 45mph though. It's only 5kg heavier than T-Bone's weapon, and it's significantly slower, like about half the speed. Combatwombat555 (talk) 13:15, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  7. We didn't see enough of either's spinner to get a fair idea of what it could do, but I trust T-Bone's more. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:34, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Winner:

3 Stegs to Heaven vs Dee

3 Stegs to Heaven Dee
3 stegs to heaven
Dee
Votes for 3 Stegs to Heaven
  1. Dee to be castrated Dee's wheels will be torn off. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Wheels will fly. Least 3 Stegs gets an easy draw for the time being. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 08:17, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. I don't think Dee's wheels will be torn off, but I think it'll still take damage. Even a faulty drive from 3 Stegs won't save Dee because lets not forget, that doesn't automatically count as immobilisation now (although it never did for 3 Stegs anyway, sooo....) and certainly if 3 Stegs keeps aiming that disc, it'll still land attacks. I'm going to say right now that, IRL, I'd guess this was a split decision (and not the nonsense BattleBots kind either), but I'd give it to the robot who actually caused some damage. CrashBash (talk) 10:29, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. I'll go 3 Stegs to have enough here, but only because of the Celebrity drivers and their hilariously incompetent spells at times. With Rabid M8, I'd go otherwise. NJGW (talk) 12:33, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Nah, sorry, have to go for a DBWITA here. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:34, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Dee
  1. Backing the surprise here. Yes, Dee has massively exposed wheels, but as an axlebot it still packed a decent punch. Indeed, it caused some notable external damage to Robo Savage, which was ultimately enough to win the judges' decision (in spite of a punctured tyre!). 3 Stegs to Heaven has an OK disc, but I cannot trust it to survive a really good hit from its opponent, which I feel is likely to occur early on in this battle. I think this will go similar to how Stinger knocked out Thermidor 2 back in Series 6. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 08:20, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. 3 Steg's disc could cause problems for Dee's exposed tyres, but it isn't exactly Kadeena caliber, is it? Punctures didn't stop Dee from swinging and slamming the sides of Soldier Ant and Robo Savage, and chances are its attacks might end up triggering 3 Steg's own drive issues. Under the reboot judging criteria, 3 Stegs is set to be doomed once again. VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. John Reid instructs Jordan Stephens to do little other than spin in place. This works to perfection, as it prevents 3 Stegs to Heaven from reaching Dee's tyres, and gets it a good whack to the side. Enough hits should disable 3 Stegs' weaponry and/or drive system. Of course, if you voted for 3 Stegs to Heaven to beat Brute in Ragnabot 2, then I'd hardly expect you to vote for Dee... TOAST 12:37, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. I can't stress enough how much 3 Stegs is not going to tear off Dee's wheels. Dee will likely spin and deflect 3 Stegs' attacks, then take the JD. SFCJack (talk) 17:18, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. 3 Stegs has a habit of losing drive on one side for no reason, Dee can smack the living hell out of 3 Stegs and win via KO. Sam (BAZINGA) 21:08, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Winner:

Edge Hog vs Mechadroid

Edge Hog Mechadroid
Edge Hog
Mechadroid
Votes for Edge Hog
  1. Edge Hog can get its thin axe into crucial parts on top of Mechadroid, either denting armour, or leaving the axe in to drag Mechadroid around the arena and get it to a danger like the House Robots or the pit. Jimlaad43(talk) 07:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Mechadroid has plenty of places where Edge Hog can pepper-pot and latch on for dragging and pushing into hazards. Not much else I can say for this one. VulcansHowl 09:56, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Mechadroid to fall into the pit at some point just because. CrashBash (talk) 10:30, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. I'll go with what this side is saying. Mechadroid looks like the type of 'bot that'd be easy to grab onto with an axe, and Edge Hog will be able to win through constant attacks, eventually leading in a pitting. --TheyCallMeDoot (*doot doot*) 12:28, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Votes for Mechadroid
  1. Somewhat surprised here. Edge Hog was OK, but I cannot say it was that effective. Indeed, it failed to make much of an impact on either Panic Attack or Mega Morg, whereas the only opponent it did make an impact on was the relatively unreliable Hell's Teeth. While Mechadroid may never have won a battle, it was notably aggressive, controlling its opponents with deadly embrace. What was Edge Hog's main weakness? It did not like being pushed around, which cost it against Tornado and the aformentioned Panic Attack and Mega Morg. Not to mention, without a proper wedge, Edge Hog is going to be much easier for Mechadroid to grab (particularly at the sides) and push it around. I cannot see Edge Hog causing much damage with the axe, and Mechadroid will counter its aggression through axe hits of its own. It will then secure the victory through some expert grabs and pushes, something that makes it the US version of Splinter in my opinion. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 11:59, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  2. Space is on the money here. In comes my second contrarian vote against Edge Hog's weapon system. TOAST 12:39, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Yesss Mechadroid. I love this machine - need to put it in my favourite robots. I think it will win this. Edge Hog swung around a lot while Mechadroid was very well balanced and drove well. It being pitted was a unique, freak incident. I think it'll drive well at Edge Hog which has to use that stumpy wedge as a counter in the driving war which I can't see working. The axe can lands hits, and it will do. But it'll also miss plenty too as Edge Hog does, and the general sustained aggression of Mechadroid will win this for me. NJGW (talk) 12:40, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Don't forget that it pitted itself trying to push an already pitted robot further in, though. CrashBash (talk) 12:49, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Exactly. A unique freak incident. If Mechadroid pitting itself is sincerely your reasoning behind an Edge Hog vote, then I think you need to reconsider. TOAST 12:59, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    That happened twice, so it's not unique, and the other time it didn't even get the robot in the pit. Besides, of course it's not my sincere reasoning. CrashBash (talk) 13:01, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    In that case, I recommend you make a proper vote, since at 4-3, I would have struck your vote if I was the host. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 15:02, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Why is it I'm not allowed to make a joking-equse vote and everyone else is? You've made plenty. Keeping in mind my vote would have made it 3-0 to Edge Hog and I agreed with what Jim and Vulcan, I didn't just want to say "see above". CrashBash (talk) 15:24, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    Nah, if it were Toast, Jimlaad, Diotoir etc, I would make the same suggestion. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 15:46, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    I have let a lot of worse votes slide so far this tournament. Please let me decide if a vote is strikable or not. Jimlaad43(talk) 15:25, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    A suggestion is different when compared to backseat modding. ;) SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 15:46, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    OK, I'll just state it right here and now. When I voted, there were literally only two other people who had voted, and they had voted for Edge Hog. I agreed with them, but didn't want to just add "I agree" or "See above", because Jim mentioned that he didn't like that. So I decided to poke fun at the fact that Mechadroid had gone into the pit in both its battles (in both cases trying to pit another robot) as my vote just to liven it up a bit. It's no different from a DBWITA vote really. But the long story short is, I do agree with what Jim and Vulcan said. There, satisfied? CrashBash (talk) 15:55, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
    @CrashBash Having re-read Mechadroid's page and rewatched its US Season 2 heat melee, I don't think anyone is (or should be) objecting to you making a jokey vote. The issue is whether its pittings should necessarily reflect its own driving ability in the arena, and thus its potential performance in this battle. The pitting by Darkness in Heat E (or should it be Heat 5?) certainly looked to be beyond Mechadroid's control, even if it could be argued that on both occasions Mechadroid set itself up into a position where it could easily be pushed in. VulcansHowl 17:50, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  4. My take on this is that Edge Hog is an ideal size and shape for those front pincers. While Edge Hog's axe is probably the more powerful of the two, I don't trust it to win the pushing battle, especially if it gets the tip stuck inside Mechadroid. SFCJack (talk) 17:29, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
  5. Mechadroid can be a decent pusher, more than capable of outfoxing Edge Hog. Hogwild94 (talk) 17:35, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Winner:
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