This article is about the Series 7 robot. For other uses, see Mayhem (disambiguation).
"... could find it hard to live up to its name!"
Jonathan Pearce's predictions for Mayhem

Mayhem was a heavyweight robot which exclusively competed in the seventh series of Robot Wars, where it was defeated by Supernova before losing alongside it to Storm 2 and Rhino.



Mayhem in the arena

Mayhem was a black, invertible box-shaped robot with a front-mounted, 16kg, 2000rpm spinning disc, with four broad faces. The team had particular pride in Mayhem's top armour. It was deliberately designed with a high ground clearance and exposed rear wheels so the robot would be made difficult to get hold of but this proved to be its undoing, combined with its inexperience.

Mayhem Side

Side view of Mayhem

"They say the rear-mounted wheels and high ground clearance make this robot hard to get hold of, and the awesome weapon will cause severe damage. I say the wheels are exposed and the team lacks experience!"
— Jonathan Pearce sums up Mayhem

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 7Edit

Jayne Middlemiss: "What are you looking forward to in your first wars?"
Alan Wenman: "Getting through the first battle."
Jayne Middlemiss: "Do you think you're going to?"
Alan Wenman: "We didn't come here to lose!"
— Pre-battle interview
Supernova Mayhem

Mayhem has one of its wheels ripped off by Supernova

Mayhem participated in Heat I of the Seventh Wars. In the first round, Mayhem was placed up against the number 16 seeds Storm 2, Team Reactor's Rhino and the Sri Lankan representatives Supernova, a robot of a very similar design to Mayhem.

Mayhem counted out

The destroyed Mayhem is counted out

In the battle, Mayhem spun around in circles at the beginning of the melee, as it tried to attack Rhino, but Supernova then hit one of its exposed tyres, knocking it clean off. Supernova attacked again with its disc and ripped the other tyre from Mayhem. Mayhem was left with no traction on the arena floor and was counted out by Refbot.

"That's the end of Mayhem - tyre off... about to be re-tyred, I think... re-tyred into oblivion."
— Jonathan Pearce as Refbot comes in to count out Mayhem
Matilda Mayhem

Mayhem is thrown by Matilda's flywheel

Sir Killalot came in and placed Mayhem onto the arena floor flipper. After being flipped, Matilda whacked Mayhem with her flywheel into the arena side wall, buckling one of the wheels and damaging its armour.

After Supernova was immobilised and counted out, cease was called and Mayhem was eliminated from the competition.


Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat I, Round 1 vs. Rhino, Storm 2 (16), Supernova Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit


The Mayhem team in the pits

Series Mayhem 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 Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter


Mayhem S7

Official Series 7 photo

  • Mayhem was the only robot in Heat I of the Seventh Wars from a team that had not had any previous Robot Wars experience.
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