- "False teeth? Promise? Or is this the genuine article?"
- — Jonathan Pearce introduces Hell's Teeth
Hell's Teeth was the first robot to be entered by Team S-tec, which competed in the New Blood Championship during the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It reached the second round of its heat, before being defeated by Edge Hog.
Design[edit | edit source]
Hell's Teeth was an invertible, diamond wedge shaped robot armed with a rear-mounted spinning disc. The disc was sixteen inches in diameter, weighed 13kg and spun at 1800rpm, and was claimed by Shane Swan to slice through titanium "like butter". However, while the disc was reasonably effective, the robot's tyres were exposed, which contributed to its demise in the New Blood Championship.
The Team[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Team S.Tek
Hell's Teeth was entered by Team S-tec, nowadays spelled as Team S.Tek, into the second series of Extreme. The team was captained by Shane Swan, who would go on to compete in the following four series of Robot Wars with various machines. He was joined by Paul Morton, who was also part of the team in Series 7 and 9, and the roster was completed by Andrew Shepard. The team would later compete with Trax, Dantomkia and Push to Exit.
Qualification[edit | edit source]
Hell's Teeth had previously attempted to enter the main competition of Series 5, but did not appear as team captain Shane Swan realised that the robot was not up to scratch.
In its qualifier battle for Series 6, Hell's Teeth fought Major Tom, Roobarb, and a robot with a spinner. Hell's Teeth targeted Roobarb throughout the battle, and caused damage to it while Roobarb attacked Major Tom. Hell's Teeth, in return, was flipped by Roobarb a few times, while the unidentified spinner encountered problems, attracting Roobarb's attention. Hell's Teeth attacked Roobarb again while it approached the spinner, and then immobilised the spinner outright. However, after engaging in battle with Roobarb, Hell's Teeth eventually became stuck on the part of the arena where the flame pit would normally be placed. Hell's Teeth was considered immobilised, and thus lost the battle. Roobarb had won the battle via Judges' decision over Major Tom, and both qualified, while Hell's Teeth was not given a place in the Sixth Wars.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Extreme 2[edit | edit source]
Night Raider lost drive to one side as it entered the arena, leaving it spinning in circles for the whole battle, as Hell's Teeth and Thor steered it into Mr. Psycho, who pounded Night Raider with his hammer. Night Raider was counted out and flipped by the Floor Flipper, while Hell's Teeth attacked Sir Killalot, causing damage to his armour with its disc. 'Cease' was called, and Hell's Teeth was put through to the next round along with Thor.
In the second round, Hell's Teeth was drawn up against Edge Hog.
Hell's Teeth started well, slamming its pointed wedge into Edge Hog and using its disc to slice through its opponent's armour. However, Edge Hog then axed one of Hell's Teeth's tyres, leaving its drive disabled on one side, before puncturing the other, immobilising Hell's Teeth as it sustained more damage from Edge Hog. Whilst Edge Hog attacked Sgt. Bash and Dead Metal, Hell's Teeth was counted out by Refbot, before Refbot placed it on the Floor Flipper and the Drop Zone, where it was hit and had an assortment of balls dropped onto it. Finally, Hell's Teeth was pitted, eliminating it from the New Blood Championship.
Results[edit | edit source]
|HELL'S TEETH - RESULTS|
|Extreme Series 2|
|New Blood Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat B, Round 1||vs. Thor, Night Raider||Qualified|
|Heat B, Round 2||vs. Edge Hog||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Main Series||Hell's Teeth 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||Failed to qualify|
|The Sixth Wars||Failed to qualify|
|The Seventh Wars||Entered with Trax|
|Series 8||Entered with Dantomkia|
|Series 9||Entered with Push to Exit|
|Series 10||Entered with Push to Exit|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Did not enter|
|Series 2||New Blood Championship, Round 2|
NOTE: Shane Swan also competed in Battle of the Stars as the mentor of Interstellar: MML.
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
The original Hell's Teeth fought at one event before being rebuilt as a four-wheel driven pushing robot named HT4WD (Hell's Teeth Four-Wheel Drive), where it was known to have fought M2, before then being retired to make way for Trax. For more information on the team's excursions outside of Robot Wars, see Team S.Tek.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In its appearance, Hell's Teeth's name was spelt as Hells Teeth. This conflicts with the spelling atop the robot.
- Shunt was the only House Robot not to appear in the same episode as Hell's Teeth as he was the only House Robot absent from both episodes it appeared in during the original run.
- Like its successor Trax, Hell's Teeth lost to a robot that also fought in the Extreme 2 New Blood Championship.