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[[Image:Dead-metal.gif|thumb|left|Dead Metal in Series 3-7]]
 
[[Image:Dead-metal.gif|thumb|left|Dead Metal in Series 3-7]]
 
[[File:2016DeadMetal.jpg|thumb|Dead Metal in Series 8]]
 
[[File:2016DeadMetal.jpg|thumb|Dead Metal in Series 8]]
'''Dead Metal''' was one of the four original House Robots alongside Matilda, Sergeant Bash and Shunt. Designed to resemble a scorpion, he fights by trapping robots with its pincers, and then cutting into them with the circular saw implemented on his "head". He got his name from the fact that it looked like he had been made from metal found in a scrapyard. Of the "old" House Robots, Dead Metal is the quickest at 12 mph. To fit with his lobster appearance, Dead Metal was originally intended to be painted pink, but was left grey to increase his menacing look. For series 1 and 2, Dead Metal looked more like a scorpion, with claws at the front, and a circular saw which moved forward from the back. The circular saw used in series 1 was, most of the time, unreliable and caused little damage, however in series 2, the grinding blade was replaced with a diamond edged blade, and the petrol motor with an electric alternative, but the destructive power the production crew wanted still wasn't there. In Series 3, the circular saw was replaced with a modified Stihl saw blade mounted at the front, which could move forward to attack, giving the impression of a "head". Dead Metal was only flipped once in the original run of the series, by [[Gravity]] although Cassius came close in Series 2, as did [[Firestorm]] in the Commonwealth Carnage in Extreme 2. Dead Metal did suffer however from maneuverability issues, causing him to end up in the pit four times.
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'''Dead Metal''' was one of the four original House Robots alongside Matilda, Sergeant Bash and Shunt. Designed to resemble a scorpion, it fights by trapping robots with its pincers, and then cutting into them with the circular saw implemented on its "head". It got its name from the fact that it looked like it had been made from metal found in a scrapyard. Of the "old" House Robots, Dead Metal is the quickest at 12 mph. To fit with its lobster appearance, Dead Metal was originally intended to be painted pink, but was left grey to increase his menacing look. For series 1 and 2, Dead Metal looked more like a scorpion, with claws at the front, and a circular saw which moved forward from the back. The circular saw used in series 1 was, most of the time, unreliable and caused little damage, however in series 2, the grinding blade was replaced with a diamond edged blade, and the petrol motor with an electric alternative, but the destructive power the production crew wanted still wasn't there. In Series 3, the circular saw was replaced with a modified Stihl saw blade mounted at the front, which could move forward to attack, giving the impression of a "head". Dead Metal was only flipped once in the original run of the series, by [[Gravity]] although Cassius came close in Series 2, as did [[Firestorm]] in the Commonwealth Carnage in Extreme 2. Dead Metal did suffer however from maneuverability issues, causing him to end up in the pit four times.
   
 
Dead Metal, rebuilt in 2016, now weighs 343kg, with added LEDs, improved speed, and much larger claws. His/her saw has also received several improvements, including a rotational speed of 4000rpm and a stronger head assembly.
 
Dead Metal, rebuilt in 2016, now weighs 343kg, with added LEDs, improved speed, and much larger claws. His/her saw has also received several improvements, including a rotational speed of 4000rpm and a stronger head assembly.
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