This article is about the featherweight from Series 7. For other uses, see Mammoth (disambiguation).

Mammoth was a featherweight walkerbot which competed in the Featherweight Championship of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars. Despite performing well in its heat, it was defeated at this stage after getting flipped by DTK.

The robot shared its name with a previous series of machines from Team Mammoth, which appeared in Series 3 of Robot Wars and both series of Robot Wars Extreme.

Design[edit | edit source]

The featherweight Mammoth utilised a similar walking mechanism to the Extreme 1-2 version of its lightweight counterpart, with two metal 'feet' suspended from the middle of its body. It was a box-shaped robot with transparent armour and armed with a small side-facing cutting blade, similar to a clock arm. While considerably quicker than the lightweight Mammoth and possessing adequate pushing power, the featherweight Mammoth's blade was not low enough for it to reach lower-bodied opponents, and its high ground clearance left it vulnerable to getting flipped.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Series 7[edit | edit source]

Mammoth jostles with Staglet early on

In the heats of the Featherweight Championship in the Seventh Wars, Mammoth was drawn up against Alienator, Cutlet, DTK, Typhoon Cadet, Staglet and Bernard. On activate, Mammoth walked briskly into the action, nudging into DTK with the blade before being bashed from the side by Staglet. It also absorbed a light hit from Alienator's vertical disc and was pushed from behind by Cutlet, who then missed a flip on Mammoth.

"Because it's a walker it can be twice the weight of the others, it's 24 kilos. Walking fairly briskly as well, for a walker."
— Jonathan Pearce

Mammoth slowly pushes Cutlet towards the pit

Mammoth engaged in a brief pushing contest with Staglet, but neither robot gained any ground, and Staglet backed away. Bernard then rammed into Mammoth's front and DTK flicked the walker up from the side, but Mammoth stayed on its feet. Mammoth wandered round in the middle of the arena unopposed for a few seconds but was then attacked by Bernard and Alienator without suffering damage. DTK then slipped under Mammoth's side and nearly toppled it over, but Mammoth fell back down on top of Staglet. Mammoth continued to wander around the middle of the arena while Alienator activated the pit. DTK then flipped Cutlet over and into Mammoth's path. Cutlet was unable to self-right, so Mammoth made a run to try and push it down the pit, and eventually succeeded.

"Here we go...very slow...oh...oh...oh well done!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Mammoth pushes the inverted Cutlet towards the Pit

DTK flips Mammoth onto its side

While Mammoth twisted round and started to amble away from danger, Staglet reversed into the pit. Unfortunately for the walker, DTK then flipped Mammoth onto its side, where it couldn't self-right, its legs moving manically in the air. Mammoth was then counted out by the Refbot, eliminating it from the competition, just as Typhoon Cadet was sent flying through the air by the arena floor flipper. Mammoth was pushed onto the Drop Zone and a cooker fell from the roof and smashed into it, but Mammoth remained mostly undamaged, only sustaining a minor dent, and still showed signs of life by wiggling its legs.

Mammoth absorbs a hit from the Drop Zone

"I'll tell you what, they did very well. That's good strength out there, Mammoth, to survive that, barely a scratch."
— Jonathan Pearce as the cooker lands on Mammoth

Sir Killalot then pushed Mammoth into the pit and did the same to Typhoon Cadet soon after, right before the remaining three competitors went to a judges' decision. The Judges' decision went in favour of DTK and Bernard, meaning that they proceeded to the final of the Featherweight Championship.

Results[edit | edit source]

Series 7
Special Events
Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Alienator, Bernard, Cutlet, DTK, Staglet, Typhoon Cadet Lost

Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[edit | edit source]

Main Series Mammoth Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Walker Battles with Mammoth
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Middleweight Championship with Mammoth
Series 2 Middleweight Championship with Mammoth

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mammoth is one of two walkers to compete in a featherweight tournament on Robot Wars, the other being Extreme 2 competitor Neoteric.

References[edit | edit source]

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