Pendragon was a robot that failed to qualify for Series 5 of Robot Wars. Pendragon's name is based on Arthurian legend, originating from the family name "Pendragon" (derived from "Pen Draig", native Welsh for "Chief Dragon"), the surname used by several traditional Kings of the Britons, including the legendary King Arthur himself. Pendragon had a working name of Wardancer.
Trelawneys Robot Army had previously failed to qualify for Series 4 with Tor, before entering the considerably more successful St. Agro in Series 6 and 7, having previously failed to qualify for Series 4 and 5. They also attempted to enter Series 9 with Steel City Agro.
Pendragon was a wedge-shaped robot built out of an aluminium chassis and armoured in Makrolon polycarbonate and aluminium. Its weapon was a wide front-hinged flipper which gave it a striking resemblance to Cassius 2, and was also equipped with an adjustable wheel suspension system made out of aluminium and again similar to Cassius 2. It was powered by three Hawker 18AH batteries, and was capable of throwing itself high into the air when self-righting.
Pendragon faced Ruf Ruf Dougal in its qualifier, having its side armour pierced by Ruf Ruf Dougal's reciprocating spike and losing mobility after several attacks, before being pitted. Ruf Ruf Dougal went on to compete in Series 5, while Pendragon failed to qualify.
|Series||Tor Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars|| Failed to qualify with Tor|
Failed to qualify with St. Agro
|The Fifth Wars|| Failed to qualify with St. Agro|
Failed to qualify
|The Sixth Wars||Entered with St. Agro|
|The Seventh Wars||Entered with St. Agro|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Not selected with Steel City Agro|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
- Pendragon's original name was 'Wardancer.