"Pure evil in a box"
— The text on the side of the robot

Mr Nasty was a competitor robot that entered Series 6 of Robot Wars as well as the New Blood Championship in the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It did not enjoy great success, being eliminated in the first round in Series 6 and losing to Mute in the second round of the Extreme 2 New Blood Championship. Following the introduction of the active weapons rule in Series 7, Mr Nasty was unable to take part, and thus did not return following these appearances.

Design[edit | edit source]

Mr Nasty in the arena during Series 6

Mr Nasty was a silver box-shaped robot presumed to have been based upon Tornado, with four kart wheels powered by 750W motors and equipped with a static hardened steel ramming spike as its main weapon. It was made significantly more compact than Tornado, to allow for the weight of its motors and 6mm armour, and was the most powerful robot in Series 6, at 300W. However, Mr Nasty was slightly slower than the robot that inspired it, was susceptible to being easily pushed around and flipped, and proved unreliable throughout its appearances.

The Team[edit | edit source]

The team in Series 6

Mr Nasty was entered into Series 6 by a family team based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The team was captained by Perry Watkins, the builder of Mr Nasty, who was joined by his sons Dan and Jack Watkins.

Perry Watkins was the man who built Wind-Up, the world's smallest car. [1]

Qualification[edit | edit source]

At the qualifiers for the Sixth Wars, Mr Nasty was drawn in a battle with Anarchy, Brutus Maximus and Ruf Ruf Dougal. The winner of the battle is as yet unknown, however all four participants would go on to qualify for the main competition.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Series 6[edit | edit source]

"Well, if this has been modeled on Tornado, they've made a good choice!"
— Jonathan Pearce on the possible inspiration for Mr Nasty

Mr Nasty was placed in Heat C of the Sixth Wars, and was drawn up against Dantomkia, Crushtacean and Doctor Fist in the first round of the Heat.

Crushtacean cuts off Mr Nasty's aerial

Mr Nasty bashes into Dantomkia

Mr Nasty started quickly in this battle, but it was soon grabbed by Crushtacean and was pushed around the arena. Mr Nasty was then released, but it then suddenly stopped moving. This was caused by Crushtacean's claws removing Mr Nasty's aerial.

Mr Nasty is flipped by Dantomkia

Mr Nasty is pitted alongside Doctor Fist by the House Robots

Refbot nudged Mr Nasty and it still could not move, Dantomkia then pushed and flipped Mr Nasty against the arena side wall, where even if it had been working, it could not free itself. Then Mr Nasty was flipped away from the arena side wall by Dantomkia, where Mr Nasty laid dormant until Refbot closed in. Mr Nasty was then subsequently counted out, and was pitted with Doctor Fist by the House Robots Sgt. Bash and Sir Killalot.

"Yeah, well, we didn't get much of a chance to be very evil..."
— Dan Watkins in the pits, after the fight

Extreme 2[edit | edit source]

Mr Nasty entered the New Blood Championship and was drawn against new robots Niterider and Maximus in Heat A.

"Very powerful, heavy armour, could live up to its name!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Mr Nasty enters the Arena

Mr Nasty slams into Maximus

The battle started tentatively, but then Mr Nasty rammed Maximus and pushed it all the way down the arena and into the arena side wall. Mr Nasty then repeatedly rammed Maximus and caused some damage to Maximus with its spike. Mr Nasty then pushed Maximus into the pit release button and then into an arena side wall angle grinder. Mr Nasty continued its assault against Maximus causing more damage. Meanwhile Niterider had been counted out by the Refbot, then Mr Nasty pitted Maximus, though this was irrelevant, as both robots were already through to the second round of the heat.

In the second round, Mr Nasty was placed up against the front-hinged flipper of Mute.

Mute gets underneath Mr Nasty

Mr Nasty is flipped by Mute

Mute started as the quicker machine in this battle with Mr Nasty ramming it, but Mr Nasty was then flipped. Mr Nasty was then flipped again and it seemed to lose drive in two of its wheels and it drove around in circles. Dead Metal then dragged Mr Nasty onto the flame pit. Meanwhile Sgt. Bash and Refbot were battling each other. Due to this squabble between the House Robots, Mr Nasty was not counted out, and eventually regained full mobility later into the battle. Nevertheless, the Judges ruled in favour of the more active Mute, eliminating Mr Nasty at this stage.

Results[edit | edit source]

MR NASTY - RESULTS
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Crushtacean, Dantomkia, Doctor Fist Eliminated
Extreme Series 2
New Blood Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Maximus, Niterider Qualified
Heat A, Round 2 vs. Mute Lost

Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2

Series Record[edit | edit source]

Main Series Mr Nasty 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 Heat, Round 1
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered

Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]

Mr Nasty as All Torque in Techno Games

Like many Robot Wars competitors, the team entered Techno Games under the name Team All Torque. They entered a weaponless Mr Nasty into the Sumo tournament under the name All Torque (not to be confused with Team Torque's entry in Robot Wars), and reached the final, beating the reigning Sumo champion Big Bro in the process.

In 2011, Mr Nasty was sold to Team ENGIMA who had also previously bought The Steel Avenger and the Series 6 version of X-Terminator, with the intentions of entering it into events hosted by Robots Live! and Roaming Robots.

In 2015, Mr Nasty was "sold" on the show Storage Hunters, along with a number of other Robot Wars Live Event competitors, such as The Steel Avenger and Beast.[2]

Robot Wars Live Events[edit | edit source]

The now retired Mr Nasty as a static display in 2016

Mr Nasty was due to compete in the first live event of the new Robot Wars at Portsmouth in March 2013, but was forced to withdraw before the event began. It made its debut in June 2014 at Guildford. From late 2014, Mr Nasty was reserved as a Retro class robot along with other old robots like Stinger, Schumey Too & Bulldog Breed as well as its former teammates X-Terminator & The Steel Avenger. It fought in those battles at events until November 2015 when it was retired. John Findlay stripped out its inner workings for making a new heavyweight robot in 2016, so the shell of Mr Nasty is now used as a static display.

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