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Nasty Warrior was a German robot that fought in two international events in Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1, having initially been built for a cancelled series of German Robot Wars. Although Nasty Warrior lost the German Melee to Ansgar, it collected a shock victory over British veteran Hypno-Disc in a one-off UK vs Germany battle.

DesignEdit

Nasty Warrior

Nasty Warrior with an alternative blade for the UK vs Germany battle

Nasty Warrior was clad in carbon materials, in an arrow-shape, flat body robot that was invertible. It featured a spinning lawnmower blade as its weapon, and Team Extreme were determined to prove that they were the best. The carbon armour was extremely prone to damage, but would release splinters when attacked, which could jam spinners. R.I.P. was written on the side of the robot, as well as the team's name on top. Nasty Warrior was built over 9 months, at a cost of roughly £300.

QualificationEdit

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Nasty Warrior at the filming of Robot Wars Extreme

After RTL announced a series of Robot Wars which would air in Germany, to be filmed concurrently with the fifth UK series and first Dutch series, Nasty Warrior was built ahead of the deadline, and was ready to compete. However, as Nasty Warrior was one of only four applicants for the series, filming for a dedicated series never took place due to the lack of entries[1]. Nasty Warrior was, however, invited to compete in the German Melee during Robot Wars Extreme in the United Kingdom, alongside the other three series applicants, and later a UK vs Germany battle. When RTL attempted to film another German series of Robot Wars one year later, Nasty Warrior likely did not apply, as the series only reached 12 participants by including reserves from The Netherlands.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 1Edit

German Melee

Nasty Warrior pushes Flensburger Power

German melee golem pitted

Nasty Warrior pushes Golem into the pit

Nasty Warrior fought in the German Melee against Flensburger Power, Ansgar and Golem. This battle was also broadcast during German Robot Wars. The four robots moved very slowly and ponderously as Nasty Warrior was pushed by Golem into the arena wall, losing a shred of armour in the process, although Golem broke down. Nasty Warrior continued to push against its other two opponents, with its wheels somewhat smoking. Unable to affect Flensburger Power or Ansgar greatly, it eventually pushed the defeated Golem into the pit, but despite this, Ansgar was declared the winner by the Judges.

"Pencils are made of carbon, aren't they?"
— Dave and Derek on hearing their opponents' armour of choice
Extreme1UKvsGermany 1

Nasty Warrior is ripped apart

Nasty Warrior vs Hypno-Disc

Nasty Warrior pushes back

UK vs Germany

Nasty Warrior drives into the flywheel

Next, Nasty Warrior fought in a UK vs Germany exhibition match against Hypno-Disc. The first impact from Hypno-Disc chipped a piece of carbon off Nasty Warrior. More attacks ripped into the sides of Nasty Warrior. However, Nasty Warrior pushed into the disc of Hypno-Disc, stopping it dead. As it drew away, Hypno-Disc had broken down and was left to be counted out, leaving Nasty Warrior the unlikely victors, prompting a less than enthusiastic response from the audience.

"Don't you boo them, let's hear it for Nasty Warrior!"
Craig Charles

ResultsEdit

NASTY WARRIOR - RESULTS
Extreme Series 1
Other Battles
German Melee & UK vs Germany
UK vs Germany vs. Hypno-Disc (UK) Won
German Melee vs. Ansgar, Flensburger Power, Golem Lost
NOTE: This battle was also broadcast during German Robot Wars

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Nasty Warrior in the pits
  • The Extreme Team
  • Nasty Warrior alongside Flensburger Power before battle begins
  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Nasty Warrior 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 Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered
Series 2 Did not enter

NOTE: Nasty Warrior initially applied for a series of German Robot Wars which was ultimately never filmed.

TriviaEdit

  • Nasty Warrior was the only robot from outside the UK to outright win an international Robot Wars competition, as Das Gepäck was only declared a joint winner.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20030411084747/http://www.robothomsen.de:80/london.html
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