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{{robot
 
{{robot
 
|robot_name=PacifieR
 
|robot_name=PacifieR
|image=[[File:Pacifier.png]]
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|image=[[File:PacifieR.png]]
|caption=PacifieR (behind Gabriel Stroud) makes a cameo in Episode 1
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|caption=PacifieR with its claw closed
 
|series=9 (withdrew)
 
|series=9 (withdrew)
 
|other_names=
 
|other_names=
 
|team=Team P.C.P. (Peace Club PacifieR)
 
|team=Team P.C.P. (Peace Club PacifieR)
|team_members=Mischa de Graaf, Ralph van de Langenberg, Ysbrand Otjes
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|team_members=Mischa de Graaf<br>Ralph van de Langenberg<br>Ysbrand Otjes
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|from=Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands
 
|other_entries=[[PulverizeR]]<br><small>(Dutch Series 1-2,<br>Extreme 2, Series 7)</small>
 
|other_entries=[[PulverizeR]]<br><small>(Dutch Series 1-2,<br>Extreme 2, Series 7)</small>
|weight=109,7 kg
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|weight=109.7 kg
 
|dimensions=88 x 55 cm
 
|dimensions=88 x 55 cm
 
|speed=
 
|speed=
 
|clearance=
 
|clearance=
|power=Lipo 10 cell
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|power=LiPo 10 cell
|weapons=Hydraulic Crusher
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|weapons=Hydraulic crusher
 
}}
 
}}
'''PacifieR''' is a heavyweight robot which qualified for [[Robot Wars: Series 9|Series 9]] of ''[[Robot Wars]]'', but ultimately withdrew due to a minor short circuit problem. The team are best known for building the second Dutch champion, [[PulverizeR]].
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'''PacifieR''' was a heavyweight robot which qualified for [[Robot Wars: Series 9|Series 9]] of ''[[Robot Wars]]'', but ultimately withdrew due to a minor short circuit problem. The team were best known for building the second Dutch champion, [[PulverizeR]], and the design of PacifieR was later brought to life as the ''BattleBots'' competitor '''[http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/Petunia Petunia]'''.
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
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[[File:PacifieR.jpg|thumb|left|PacifieR, with its claw fully open]]
PacifeR is a red, blue and black, two-wheel drive robot with a design bearing a close resemblance to that of PulverizeR. Instead of PulverizeR's flywheel, however, it is equipped with a large and powerfull vertical crusher as its main weapon. <ref>https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnofficialRobotWars/permalink/577463345866768/</ref>
 
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PacifieR was a red, blue and black, two-wheel drive robot with a design bearing a close resemblance to that of PulverizeR. Instead of PulverizeR's flywheel, however, it was equipped with a large and powerful vertical hydraulic crusher as its main weapon, which also acted as a self-righting mechanism<ref>https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnofficialRobotWars/permalink/577463345866768/</ref>. PacifieR was partially invertible, capable of driving on its back end, although its claw could be rendered ineffective when the robot was inverted, and it had to use its weapon to self-right when it was completely upside-down. Its crusher boasted 10 tonnes of crushing force at the tip (30 tonnes within the ram), and crushed into its own wedge for maximum damage output, at the expense of range. Its broad range was also highly resistant to horizontal spinners, due to its broad nature and HARDOX material.
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===Etymology===
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The name PacifieR is a reference to a baby's dummy, with the capital 'R' at the end of the name being a deliberate reference to the team's previous entry, PulverizeR.
   
 
==Robot History==
 
==Robot History==
 
===Series 9===
 
===Series 9===
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[[File:Pacifier.png|thumb|PacifieR (behind [[Team Legion|Gabriel Stroud]]) makes a cameo in Heat 1]]
PacifieR was drawn into [[Robot Wars: Series 9/Episode 4|Episode ]]4, but after a minor problem with its circuitry, it had to withdraw from the battle, where it was replaced by [[Apex]]. Although PacifieR joined the reserve list, and its circuit was quickly fixed, PacifieR never made it to the arena.
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PacifieR was drawn into [[Robot Wars: Series 9/Heat 4|Heat 4]], where it should have faced [[Pulsar]], [[Ironside3]] and [[Crushtacean]] in its opening melee. However, PacifieR suffered from a minor issue with its circuitry, making the robot unable to participate in the battle. PacifieR withdrew from the battle, where it was directly replaced by [[Apex]]. Although PacifieR joined the reserve list and its circuit was fixed only minutes after the issue occurred, PacifieR never made it to the arena.
   
PacifieR appeared in the background in Episode 1, while [[Sabretooth]] was testing its weapon.
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PacifieR appeared in the background in [[Robot Wars: Series 9/Heat 1|Heat 1]], on a workbench near the testing arena, while [[Sabretooth]] was testing its weapon.
   
 
==Series Record==
 
==Series Record==
 
===UK Series===
 
===UK Series===
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[[File:PacifieR Petunia.jpg|thumb|PacifieR (above) alongside successor Petunia (below)]]
{{Series Record EX|PacifieR|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|The Third World Championship with [[PulverizeR]]<br>Failed to qualify for main competition with [[PulverizeR]]|Not selected with [[PulverizeR]]|'''Withdrew'''|Did not enter|European Championship with [[PulverizeR]]}}
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{{Series Record EX|PacifieR|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|Did not enter|The Third World Championship with [[PulverizeR]]<br>Failed to qualify for main competition with [[PulverizeR]]|Not selected with [[PulverizeR]]|''Withdrew''|Did not enter|Did not enter|European Championship with [[PulverizeR]]}}
   
 
===Dutch Series===
 
===Dutch Series===
 
{{Series Record Dutch|PacifieR|Entered with [[PulverizeR]]|Entered with [[PulverizeR]]}}
 
{{Series Record Dutch|PacifieR|Entered with [[PulverizeR]]|Entered with [[PulverizeR]]}}
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==Outside Robot Wars==
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<gallery type="slideshow">
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Petunia.jpg|Petunia at ''BattleBots'' in 2018
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Petunia team.jpg|Petunia with its team at ''BattleBots'' in 2018
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Mischa 2018.jpg|Mischa de Graaf at ''BattleBots'' in 2018
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</gallery>
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PacifieR never made a combat appearance outside of ''Robot Wars''. However, for the 2018 season of ''BattleBots'', aired on ''Discovery Channel'' and ''Science Channel'', Team P.C.P. created a new robot using the PacifieR design, '''[https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Petunia Petunia]''', a complete rebuild borrowing only the crushing arm from PacifieR. In its first battle, Petunia fought the two horizontal spinners of [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Rotator ROTATOR], and initially took damage, until ROTATOR lost the use of its weapons. After this, Petunia controlled ROTATOR around the arena, used its crusher, and held ROTATOR over the arena saws to earn a win via judges' decision. Petunia's next battle was a destructive loss to [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Monsoon Monsoon], after the British bar spinner struck the back end of Petunia and caused the robot to catch fire. Petunia inflicted the same fate upon its next opponent, [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_Shrederator Captain Shrederator], piercing a vital component to set the robot ablaze. Petunia's fourth match was a critical battle in order to qualify for the Top 16, but after being immobilised by [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Yeti Yeti], its season campaign finished with a 2-2 record, and after choosing not to enter the Last Chance Rumble, Petunia did not qualify for the Top 16. Petunia also made an appearance in an untelevised Tag Team battle as part of the US vs The World special of the same season. It represented 'The World' alongside team member [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Predator Predator], fighting against [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Bale_Spear Bale Spear] and [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Double_Dutch Double Dutch], who both represented the United States. Petunia and Predator won the Judges' decision after Bale Spear became immobile, and Petunia controlled Double Dutch around the arena.
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<gallery type="slideshow">
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Petunia - 2019.png|Petunia at ''BattleBots'' in 2019
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Petunia.png|The team's photo of Petunia in 2019
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Petunia - Team.png|Team PCP at ''BattleBots'' in 2019
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Petunia - Mischa de Graaf.png|Mischa de Graaf at ''BattleBots'' in 2019
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</gallery>
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Petunia returned for the 2019 season of ''BattleBots'', featuring a new shallower wedge and serrated crusher, with [[Team Tie-Rip|Jeroen van Lieverloo]] also joining the team. In its first battle of the Fight Night format, Petunia faced the vertical spinner of [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/WAR_Hawk WAR Hawk], and after being backed into a corner by the minibot WAR Stop, Petunia was immobilised by WAR Hawk, opening its season with a loss. Regardless, Petunia dominated [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Marvin Marvin] to earn a win by Judges' decision, equalising its combat record. However, Petunia was then soundly defeated by the flipper of [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Hydra Hydra] in its third fight. Although Petunia's competition campaign was now over, it still won an untelevised battle against [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/SubZero SubZero].
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==Trivia==
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*If PacifieR had entered the arena, Team P.C.P. would have fought Crushtacean in two consecutive battles, after PulverizeR lost to it in the Third World Championship.
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*Team P.C.P. did not apply for Series 10 with PacifieR due to Mischa de Graaf being on vacation during the filming of Series 10.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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<references/>
   
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==External Links==
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*[https://www.facebook.com/Team-PCP-150728625604935/?hc_ref=ARSGwxq2St0o_x9n47aUNPznd37jnx9fgQX9F0xNu36l_tXFQK3Ji1jmOjLnl9f8mHA Team PCP - Petunia - Battlebots Facebook page]
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*[https://battlebots.com/robot/petunia/ Petunia (2018) on the ''BattleBots'' website]
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*[https://battlebots.com/robot/petunia-2019/ Petunia (2019) on the ''BattleBots'' website]
 
{{2017 Competitors}}
 
{{2017 Competitors}}
 
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[[Category:Robots with Vertical Crushers]]
 
[[Category:Dutch Robots]]
 
[[Category:Dutch Robots]]
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[[Category:Robots from teams that entered BattleBots]]

Revision as of 23:11, 20 January 2020

PacifieR was a heavyweight robot which qualified for Series 9 of Robot Wars, but ultimately withdrew due to a minor short circuit problem. The team were best known for building the second Dutch champion, PulverizeR, and the design of PacifieR was later brought to life as the BattleBots competitor Petunia.

Design

PacifieR, with its claw fully open

PacifieR was a red, blue and black, two-wheel drive robot with a design bearing a close resemblance to that of PulverizeR. Instead of PulverizeR's flywheel, however, it was equipped with a large and powerful vertical hydraulic crusher as its main weapon, which also acted as a self-righting mechanism[1]. PacifieR was partially invertible, capable of driving on its back end, although its claw could be rendered ineffective when the robot was inverted, and it had to use its weapon to self-right when it was completely upside-down. Its crusher boasted 10 tonnes of crushing force at the tip (30 tonnes within the ram), and crushed into its own wedge for maximum damage output, at the expense of range. Its broad range was also highly resistant to horizontal spinners, due to its broad nature and HARDOX material.

Etymology

The name PacifieR is a reference to a baby's dummy, with the capital 'R' at the end of the name being a deliberate reference to the team's previous entry, PulverizeR.

Robot History

Series 9

PacifieR (behind Gabriel Stroud) makes a cameo in Heat 1

PacifieR was drawn into Heat 4, where it should have faced Pulsar, Ironside3 and Crushtacean in its opening melee. However, PacifieR suffered from a minor issue with its circuitry, making the robot unable to participate in the battle. PacifieR withdrew from the battle, where it was directly replaced by Apex. Although PacifieR joined the reserve list and its circuit was fixed only minutes after the issue occurred, PacifieR never made it to the arena.

PacifieR appeared in the background in Heat 1, on a workbench near the testing arena, while Sabretooth was testing its weapon.

Series Record

UK Series

PacifieR (above) alongside successor Petunia (below)

Main Series PacifieR 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 The Third World Championship with PulverizeR
Failed to qualify for main competition with PulverizeR
Series 8 Not selected with PulverizeR
Series 9 Withdrew
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 European Championship with PulverizeR

Dutch Series

Dutch Series PacifieR Series Record
Series 1 Entered with PulverizeR
Series 2 Entered with PulverizeR

Outside Robot Wars

PacifieR never made a combat appearance outside of Robot Wars. However, for the 2018 season of BattleBots, aired on Discovery Channel and Science Channel, Team P.C.P. created a new robot using the PacifieR design, Petunia, a complete rebuild borrowing only the crushing arm from PacifieR. In its first battle, Petunia fought the two horizontal spinners of ROTATOR, and initially took damage, until ROTATOR lost the use of its weapons. After this, Petunia controlled ROTATOR around the arena, used its crusher, and held ROTATOR over the arena saws to earn a win via judges' decision. Petunia's next battle was a destructive loss to Monsoon, after the British bar spinner struck the back end of Petunia and caused the robot to catch fire. Petunia inflicted the same fate upon its next opponent, Captain Shrederator, piercing a vital component to set the robot ablaze. Petunia's fourth match was a critical battle in order to qualify for the Top 16, but after being immobilised by Yeti, its season campaign finished with a 2-2 record, and after choosing not to enter the Last Chance Rumble, Petunia did not qualify for the Top 16. Petunia also made an appearance in an untelevised Tag Team battle as part of the US vs The World special of the same season. It represented 'The World' alongside team member Predator, fighting against Bale Spear and Double Dutch, who both represented the United States. Petunia and Predator won the Judges' decision after Bale Spear became immobile, and Petunia controlled Double Dutch around the arena.

Petunia returned for the 2019 season of BattleBots, featuring a new shallower wedge and serrated crusher, with Jeroen van Lieverloo also joining the team. In its first battle of the Fight Night format, Petunia faced the vertical spinner of WAR Hawk, and after being backed into a corner by the minibot WAR Stop, Petunia was immobilised by WAR Hawk, opening its season with a loss. Regardless, Petunia dominated Marvin to earn a win by Judges' decision, equalising its combat record. However, Petunia was then soundly defeated by the flipper of Hydra in its third fight. Although Petunia's competition campaign was now over, it still won an untelevised battle against SubZero.

Trivia

  • If PacifieR had entered the arena, Team P.C.P. would have fought Crushtacean in two consecutive battles, after PulverizeR lost to it in the Third World Championship.
  • Team P.C.P. did not apply for Series 10 with PacifieR due to Mischa de Graaf being on vacation during the filming of Series 10.

References

External Links

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