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Locutus was a heavyweight robot which was built to enter Robot Wars: The Third Wars, but was not selected to compete. Locutus was the predecessor to Scorpion, which was built using Locutus as a base.

The name Locutus is derived from Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Borg personality in Star Trek: The Next Generation.


Locutus was fundamentally the same robot as its Series 4 successor Scorpion, making it a two-wheel driven robot equipped with a chainsaw weapon at the front, alongside two horizontal cutting discs near ground level.

The front of the robot bore a message reading "Assimilate this".


Like all Series 3 competitors, Locutus attempted to qualify for The Third Wars by attending the auditioning process, featuring an obstacle course. For unknown reasons, Locutus was not selected to compete in the series, much unlike its successor Scorpion which was selected for Series 4 on appearance alone.

Series Record[]

Main Series Locutus Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Not selected
The Fourth Wars Entered with Scorpion
The Fifth Wars Failed to qualify with Scorpion
The Sixth Wars Entered with Spirit of Scorpion
The Seventh Wars Entered with Scorpion
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Scorpion
Series 2 Did not enter


  • While Locutus did not qualify for Series 3, its successor Scorpion went on to be one of the only unseeded robots which qualified for Series 4 without fighting a qualifier battle.