- For the unrelated robot that failed to qualify for Series 2 see, Gnasher (Series 2).
- "Powered by two 12 volt sealed batteries, the jaw opens and closes. Gnasher? More like Nipper, for Mark Bailey and Steve Brady!"
- — Jonathan Pearce introduces Gnasher
Gnasher was a competitor robot which appeared in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It exclusively fought in the Robotic Soccer side competition, having not been selected to compete in the main competition of Series 3. It reached the final before losing to Evil Weevil after the eventual Soccer champion flipped it onto its side.
Design[edit | edit source]
Gnasher was a uniquely-shaped robot painted silver and red, and armed with a jaw which could open and close. This jaw could grab hold of other robots and help Gnasher drag and push them around, and proved useful throughout its Soccer run.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 3[edit | edit source]
Gnasher originally attempted to enter the main competition of the Third Wars, but was not selected. However, it would appear as a competitor in the Robotic Soccer side competition. Gnasher was drawn up against Malfunktion in its qualifier, and immediately raced for the ball as Malfunktion struggled to get going. However, it was blocked by Dead Metal, only to collect the ball and send it rebounding into the goal, allowing it to proceed to the final.
In the final, Gnasher faced Velocirippa, The General and main series competitor Evil Weevil. It started by attacking Matilda, who blocked the ball and accidentally passed it to Evil Weevil in doing so. Gnasher received the ball from The General, before being tackled by Matilda again and flipped over by Evil Weevil, eliminating it from the final. Evil Weevil would go on to win the final and the Robotic Soccer competition.
Results[edit | edit source]
|GNASHER - RESULTS|
|Round 1||vs. Malfunktion||Won|
|Final||vs. Evil Weevil, The General, Velocirippa||Lost|
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Gnasher Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Robotic Soccer|
|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|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Gnasher was one of four competitors in the Series 3 Robotic Soccer competition that never appeared in any other series, the other three being Alien, Malfunktion and Spectre.
- Of those four, Gnasher was the only one to reach the final.