Pussycat (occasionally called Pussy Cat) was an unusual "pyramid" shaped robot with four wheels at the bottom generating 14 mph and 24BHP allowing it to accelerate with the speed of a small motorcycle according to [1] and a patented, cutting four-toothed (sometimes two or eight) 3500RPM blade at the top again powered by a 24BHP motor which was capable of demolishing a garage. The robot was given its name due to its ability to always land on its feet. Pussycat could drive any way up: often it would enter the arena upright, then flip down horizontally to bring the blade into action. This had its drawbacks in later wars as it left the wheels exposed and a very high ground clearance of 10 cm. Pussycat competed in Series 3, 4, 5, and 7, plus both series of Extreme of Robot Wars. The team previously competed in the first two series with Bodyhammer.

There were three Pussycat chassis; one for Series 3, with plastic, aluminium and polycarbonate armour built over two months at £1,000, one for Series 4, with more aluminium and polycarbonate armour, hand painted by captain Alan Gribble with additional casters and the third for Series 5 with the same materials. The Series 3 and 4 chassis now reside, alongside both Bodyhammers, in Alan Gribble's garden workshop, stripped of motors and wheels. The Series 5 chassis was also brought out of retirement for Extreme 2 and then largely upgraded for Series 7, but little change was actually that noticeable, excluding the new stainless steel bodywork and the new double blade weapon.

Unfortunately, David Gribble, the original driver of Pussycat and self-confessed best driver in Robot Wars, in Julia Reed's opinion, died in a motorcycle accident between the filming of Series 5 and 6, this being the main reason for their Series 6 absence and a large change of team members. On November 1, 2013, Alan Gribble also passed away after a long battle with Cancer.

Robot History

Series 3


Series 3 appearance

Pussycat's first appearance was in Heat M of the Third Wars, after Team Cold Fusion retired Bodyhammer. In this series, Pussycat was equipped with a diamond-toothed saw, rather than the cutting blade of later series. Pussycat started a very promising run, pitting Hammerhead convincingly, and was put against the previous year's runner-up, Cassius 2. Cassius 2 started quickly and smashed into Pussycat, knocking it over. Pussycat attacked and bounced over Cassius 2, Cassius 2 then used its long spike, knocking Pussycat over a short distance. Lining Pussycat up with the pit, Cassius reversed strongly, but Pussycat drove out of the way and Cassius fell in the pit itself. The huge shock put Pussycat through to the heat final against Scutter's Revenge. Because the original saw had not been too effective, the team replaced it with a hardened steel blade. Scutter's Revenge pushed Pussycat into the wall, before it was driven over by Pussycat. Pussycat then hit the arena wall and its blade shattered. Scutter's Revenge were then immobilised and attacked by the house robots. Pussycat was declared the winner of the battle, but due to the rules stating that "hardened blades that may shatter are prohibited", Pussycat was disqualified, and Scutter's Revenge was through to the Semi-Finals instead. Team Cold Fusion admitted they didn't realise that hardened steel blades were not allowed.

"Gutted!! That is the only way to describe it. I think the decision was harsh. Nobody was hurt, we gained no advantage from using the blade and in the end we beat Scutter's Revenge without a weapon at all. Ya Boo Sucks!"
— Alan Gribble in answer to the disqualification from Series 3

Series 4

As number 19 seed, a new Pussycat model returned for the Fourth Wars, equipped with a new blade weapon. It began its redemption by facing off Reptirron and Milly-Ann Bug in the first round melee. Pussycat smashed into Reptirron twice, and managed to sever Reptirron's fuel line to its circular saw. Fuel was leaking out of Reptirron and it was set on fire by Sergeant Bash. Pussycat then attacked Milly-Ann Bug, and ripped off one of the hubcaps, while the new Refbot extinguished the burning Reptirron. Cease was called, an immobilised Reptirron was eliminated, and Pussycat went through to the next round along with Milly-Ann Bug. In the second round of the heat, Pussycat met newcomers Robochicken. After weathering some attacks from the flipper of Robochicken, Pussycat cut one of Robochicken's eyes off, and ripped off some of its armour. Pussycat rammed Robochicken into the arena side wall and attacked it from behind, while Sir Killalot then came in and attacked the front of the chicken. Robochicken was then handed over to the house robots, who then finished it off. This put Pussycat through to the heat final, where it then met the World Champions, Razer, the other seeded machine in the heat. When the battle started, the two robots hit each other head on and Pussycat escaped Razer's grip. One of Razer's components then got damaged, leaving it stuck in forward drive and making it charge forward into the arena side wall, where it became wedged. Pussycat then attacked the vulnerable rear of Razer, ripping its rear half apart. Pussycat also managed to slice up the wheel bearings of Razer as well, leaving the number 3 seeds completely immobilised. In the meantime Ian Lewis, Razer's driver, had turned his back on the battle in disgust. Shunt then came in and attacked Razer, axing its claw. Dead Metal then came in, gripped onto it, dragged it away, and put Razer into the pit. Cease was called and Pussycat was through to the Series Semi-Finals.


Series 4 appearance

Pussycat met the unseeded lobster-bot Thermidor 2 in the first round of the Series Semi-Finals. In the battle, Thermidor 2 flipped Pussycat quite a few times at the start of the battle, tossing it around in the air. Thermidor 2 also managed to avoid the invertible Pussycat's blade well to begin with. However, Pussycat recovered just as well and began going on the offensive itself, slicing through the top armour and wheels of Thermidor 2. Pussycat then chased Thermidor 2 at the end of the battle and attacked the rear of the robot, both the armour all over and the wheels themselves of Thermidor 2 were badly sliced up by Pussycat's blade. Cease was soon called and the battle went to a judges' decision, which went in favour of the seeded Pussycat, putting it through to the next round. In the second round of the Semi-Finals, Pussycat faced another promising unseeded machine, Dominator 2. Pussycat attacked Dominator 2's weakness - its wheels, slicing into them greatly. Dominator 2 then got away from the blade and chased down Pussycat, but it was out steered by Pussycat and its wheels were attacked again. Dominator 2 then attacked with its axe and pushed Pussycat into Matilda's CPZ, however Pussycat quickly got away. Pussycat then rammed into Dominator 2's side and the unseeded robot's body shell started to come off. The battle then ended and went to a judges' decision. Once again, the judges decided on Pussycat being the winner, putting Team Cold Fusion through to the Grand Final for the second time.

Chaos 2 vs Pussycat

Chaos 2 ramming Pussycat in the Grand Final

In the Grand Final eliminator round, Pussycat had an unfortunate draw as it went up against the most destructive robot in the series and the previous series runner-up, the number 2 seeds Hypno-Disc. Pussycat drove into Hypno-Disc's rear and put a dent in one of its wheel guards. This stopped the wheel from moving properly, causing Hypno-Disc severe control problems. Pussycat pushed it into Shunt's CPZ, although Pussycat made contact with the disc in the process, bending the blade of the Team Cold Fusion machine and stopping it from working. Shunt slammed its axe down into Hypno-Disc's disc. The momentum of the disc smashed Shunt's axe into the chassis of Hypno-Disc underneath the disc, disabling a gearbox and immobilising the right-hand side of Hypno-Disc, before it was picked up and dumped in the Pit by Sir Killalot. The severe damage caused to Hypno-Disc meant that it could not take part in the third-place playoff. In the Grand Final, Pussycat had repaired their blade and met their biggest challenge yet; the reigning champions Chaos 2. Pussycat drove into Chaos 2's side, and the champions used its flipper. It dodged Pussycat and flipped Pussycat onto its side. Chaos 2 tossed Pussycat around the arena, until Pussycat retaliated by driving into the top seed's front and rear, ripping the rear cover off. Chaos 2 seemed to be going slowly at the end, but Pussycat's blade suddenly bent slightly, getting stuck in its own armour. Chaos 2 then pushed it onto its side, and with its blade not working, it remained stuck there for quite some time. Chaos 2 nearly flipped Pussycat out of the arena at the end, but cease was called and the judges decided the winner, declaring Chaos 2 as champion once again, and Pussycat as the runner-up.

Pussycat (Adam Woodyatt)

Pussycat under Adam Woodyatt

The team entered the Celebrity Special with Eastenders actor Adam Woodyatt. In the first round, Pussycat faced the relative newcomers to the wars, Iron-Awe, who was being controlled by fellow Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy. Pussycat had problems in this battle as its blade did not spin throughout the entire first round battle. It drove towards Iron-Awe, who tried to hit Team Cold Fusion's machine with its axe, but missed twice. Pussycat attacked Iron-Awe's front and was hit by the axe, but sustained no damage. After avoiding more axe blows, Pussycat rammed Iron-Awe into the Arena Wall, knocking off Natalie Cassidy's number plate in the process. Iron-Awe sat motionless as Dead Metal tried to slice into it with its saw, before Iron-Awe started moving again. Iron-Awe drove into Matilda whose tusks lifted it up, before Pussycat charged into Iron-Awe's underbelly causing it to tip over onto its side. The Grimm family's machine tried to self-right, but its axe pushed against Pussycat causing Iron-Awe to move over the Flame Pit. Sir Killalot then cut Iron-Awe's axe head off, before picking it up and dropping it in the pit. Cease was called and Pussycat went through to the next round. Natalie Cassidy decided to join the Pussycat team for the rest of the tournament. In the second round, Pussycat faced Sir Chromalot, being driven by Shane Lynch. Pussycat's blade was working this time and it attacked Sir Chromalot, ripping its drills off. Pussycat kept using its blade to cause scratches and dents in Sir Chromalot's shell until it became immobilised over the flame pit. Sir Chromalot was then flipped over by Sir Killalot, who started cutting into its self-righting arms along with Sergeant Bash. Sir Chromalot was thrown by the Floor Flipper and dumped into the Pit. Pussycat advanced to the final, where it faced Vic Reeves and Diotoir. Pussycat's first onslaught on Diotoir caused fur to wrap around its blade and immobilise it. Pussycat tried to use an Arena flame to burn the fur off, but its blade still wouldn't spin. Pussycat still managed to push Diotoir around, who was beginning to lose mobility. Diotoir was then attacked by the House Robots, thrown by the Floor Flipper and pushed into the Pit, leaving Pussycat to be crowned Champion of the Celebrity Special.

Extreme 1

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Pussycat's Extreme 1 appearance.

Pussycat competed in six separate events during Extreme Series 1, more than any other robot. Like several other robots, such as Behemoth, X-Terminator and Napalm, two different models were used - The Series 5 model (in the Vengeance, Annihilator and Challenge Belt) and a slightly slimmer model with a two toothed blade (Mayhem, All-Stars and Tag Team Terror).

Its first appearance was in a Mayhem qualifier with S.M.I.D.S.Y. and Sumpthing, the latter being a robot Team Cold Fusion had always wanted to fight, this was for a right to fight in the first annihilator of the series. Pussycat was able to cause significant damage to both opposing robots, damaging Sumpthing's weapon chain as soon as the two robots clashed into each other. Pussycat was also able to push Sumpthing around the arena a little before reverting to attacking S.M.I.D.S.Y. again. Pussycat's blade caused considerable damage to S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s shell, making it turn incredibly flaky. The blade of Pussycat also made S.M.I.D.S.Y. lose drive down one side, making it spin in circles for the remainder of the battle. Sumpthing and Pussycat then attacked house robot Sergeant Bash before attacking each other again, the two clashed with neither creating a pushing advantage. Pussycat then made S.M.I.D.S.Y. drive towards the pit, and it then used its blade to finally nudge it in not long before cease was called for a judges' decision for Pussycat and Sumpthing. The judges went in favour of Pussycat, putting it through to the annihilator.

Pussycat's next appearance was in a Vengeance battle against Razer, who had criticised the Pussycat team for their lack of restraint in their Series 4 battle, when Pussycat had continually attacked Razer after it had broken down. The battle started with Razer chasing down, grabbing and easily piercing Pussycat and carrying it over the flame pit. Pussycat, however, fell off and attacked Razer's side twice, the second of which took out a wheel, rendering Razer immobile. Pussycat activated the pit and continued to attack Razer, just like in Series 4, although it caused less damage this time, Refbot then counted out Razer, soon before Shunt finally pitted the beaten Razer.

In the Annihilator that Pussycat had qualified for earlier, it found itself up against two robots it had beaten in the Fourth Wars - Thermidor 2 and Hypno-Disc, it was also up against Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter and X-Terminator. It largely stayed out of the action for the first round, as it got a few blade attacks into Hypno-Disc before they were thrust aside by Thermidor 2 and X-Terminator. It then remained stationary for the remainder of the round as Thermidor 2 became immobilised and were being counted out by Refbot. Pussycat went through to the second round, however in here at this stage, it did very little again. It focused its attention mostly on X-Terminator, slicing it from the rear several times. Eventually, with all five machines closing in on each other, a crucial blow from Pussycat's blade forced X-Terminator into submission. X-Terminator was counted out not long before time ran out. This put Pussycat through to the third round, it was here where Pussycat started to show more activity, it bumped into both Hypno-Disc and Splinter a few times, but Hypno-Disc then quickly became immobilised. Pussycat then took the opportunity to push it into the open pit as it wasn't being counted out. Pussycat pushed Hypno-Disc into the pit, but Splinter then pushed Pussycat in after it, despite this, Pussycat went through to the next round. In the fourth round, Pussycat was bullied by both Splinter and Arnold A. Terminegger, but came through, getting behind Splinter and cutting into the armour, causing major damage to Splinter's shell before Pussycat cut Splinter's aerial off with its blade weapon, although the bolt that held the blade on had started to unscrew. Arnold A. Terminegger then pushed Pussycat onto its side, and its blade eventually came off completely. Luckily, Pussycat had already qualified for the final, as Splinter was then counted out by Refbot and flipped by the arena floor flipper. Pussycat went through to the final along with Arnold A. Terminegger. A long, drawn out battle was to follow, with neither robot really able to cause much damage to the other. However, as the fight drew on, Pussycat was able to get a few slices in with its blade, and Arnold A. Terminegger seemed to lose mobility to an extent. The battle went to the judges' decision, and Pussycat was given the victory on damage, declaring it the winner of the annihilator.

Stinger Pussycat

Stinger attacks Pussycat

Being runner-up in the last UK series, Pussycat competed in the All-Stars tournament and found itself against the 3rd place finishers Stinger in the first round. The battle started evenly, with both robots trading blows. Eventually, Pussycat struck Stinger's tyre, ripping out some protective foam. Pussycat continued to land attacks on Stinger's tyres, tearing out more foam, but was unable to immobilise Stinger. Nevertheless, it won the judges' decision, and went through to meet Tornado. Instantly, Tornado pushed Pussycat into the arena side wall, ripping bits of polycarbonate off. Pussycat was then pushed onto the side grinders, which managed to rip a wheel off. This left Pussycat at a severe disadvantage for the rest of the competition and it was pushed all around the arena and into the CPZs before being pushed onto its side, where it was unable to get back up due to a tyre being dislodged. Unable to move, Pussycat was pushed onto the flame pit. It managed the consolation of forcing Sir Killalot to be set alight, but still lost.

The next appearance of Pussycat was in an event it had not intended to enter - the Tag Team Terror tournament. Diotoir and Mega Morg were due to face Comengetorix and Spawn Again in the second round, but Mega Morg broke down irreparably before the fight started, so Pussycat was bought in as a substitute partner. It started off against Spawn Again and ran into trouble after being pushed into Matilda's CPZ. It managed to come back strongly, attacking both Comengetorix and Spawn Again, before Spawn Again broke down completely. Team Scutterbots' machine was counted out and was then pitted. After a short while, Diotoir later flipped Comengetorix over, right by the pit, Comengetorix self-righted into the pit just as time ran out. This put Pussycat and Diotoir through to the final, where it went up against The Steel Avenger and Suicidal Tendencies. This ended up as two one-on-one battles, with Pussycat fighting Suicidal Tendencies and Diotoir fighting The Steel Avenger all the way through. Although Suicidal Tendencies was able to crush lightly into Pussycat's armour several times, with only a few blade attacks from Pussycat in retaliation, the judges felt that throughout the whole battle, Diotoir and Pussycat had been the more dominant, this was largely due to Diotoir's aggression over The Steel Avenger, the judges awarded Diotoir and Pussycat victory on a very close judges' decision, declaring Pussycat and Diotoir the new Tag Team Terror champions.

Pussycat made one last appearance in the first series of Extreme, to take on Tornado again, this time for the Challenge Belt. Although it stayed largely in one piece this time, it was still pushed around the arena and into Matilda's CPZ. It eventually lost drive close to the pit, which allowed Tornado to push it in, meaning that Pussycat's challenge had failed, and Tornado was awarded with yet another Challenge Belt as a result.

Series 5


Series 5 appearance


Pussycat's blade flies off upon impact with Fluffy

Pussycat returned for the Fifth Wars, this time as the number 2 seeds. Fighting in the final heat, Pussycat used its destructive capabilities to wear newcomers The Executioner down in the first round, it had a bad start as the Wild Card Warriors managed to grip onto the pyramid shaped robot and hold it in place for a while. However, Pussycat then came back on the offensive, slicing off the weapon tip of the claw of The Executioner, and pushing it into the pit of oblivion. This put Pussycat through to the next round of the heat. Pussycat then went up against the walkerbot Clawed Hopper in the second round. Pussycat caused major damage to the underdog, burying its blade in the side spinning drums and breaking them off with relative ease. The glory of being the first main competition walker to pass the first round wore off as Clawed Hopper fell to pieces at the time of cease. However, against all odds, Clawed Hopper had survived to a judges' decision, but the decision was almost obvious, and it did go in favour of Pussycat, meaning that Pussycat went through to the next round. In the Heat Final, it was a major scare for the 2nd seed, as its opponent, newcomers to the main competition Fluffy, ripped off Pussycat's blade and castor within seconds, leaving the Series 4 runners-up with impaired mobility and no weapon. Pussycat was on the ropes and close enough to taste defeat. However, this was until its opponent suddenly conked out, Fluffy was counted out by Refbot and Pussycat narrowly qualified to go through to the Series Semi-Finals for a second time.

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Firestorm 3 vs. Pussycat (2)

Pussycat hits Firestorm 3

Pussycat was placed up against the number 6 seeds Panic Attack in the first round of the Series Semi-Finals with much less difficulty, with the Welsh former champs unable to return any damage. Pussycat slashed at its fork mechanism, before crumpling one of its side skirts to a great extent. The battle eventually went to a judges' decision, and the decision went in favour of the more prosperous seed, meaning that Pussycat had made it through to the next round. Pussycat then went up against the reinstated number 7 seeds Firestorm 3 in the second round. Firestorm 3 was continually able to get underneath Pussycat's enormous ground clearance and threw it around the arena for the majority of the fight. Pussycat started to come back in the dying seconds of the fight and cause minimal damage to Firestorm 3, but it was too little, too late. The battle went to a judges' decision, which went in favour of Firestorm 3, eliminating the number 2 seeds Pussycat from the competition.

This was the final series David Gribble drove the robot before his untimely death.

Extreme 2

This was the first appearance of Pussycat since the death of David Gribble.

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Pussycat in Extreme 2

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Pussycat in the pits, alongside Kitty

Pussycat and Diotoir both entered Extreme Series 2 after missing Series 6, they entered together in the Tag-Team Terror competition, returning as reigning Tag-Team Terror champions, but they didn't put up much of a defence of their Tag Team Title. They were up against Bulldog Breed and Robochicken in the first round. Pussycat went out against Bulldog Breed and was flipped around the arena into the air a couple of times. Pussycat tried to charge into Bulldog Breed head on to slice the flipper, however no damage was caused to the Bulldog Breed. This was all before Bulldog Breed flipped Pussycat out of the arena. Bulldog Breed then quickly disposed of Diotoir, flipping it over a few times before leaving it to burn on the flame pit, who was then counted out by Refbot and then struck by Matilda. The reigning Tag Team Terror champions were subsequently eliminated from the competition. Afterwards, it was revealed that the reason why Pussycat's saw didn't crumple up Bulldog Breed's flipper was because Alan Gribble put Pussycat's blade on upside down prior to the match.

"I'm gonna give it my damn best!"
— Ann Gribble, prior to the Iron Maidens

Pussycat is pitted by Chompalot in the Iron Maidens

Pussycat redeemed itself slightly in the Iron Maidens competition, with Ann Gribble at the controls. It played a minor role in the first round battle against Chompalot and Spin Doctor. Pussycat started by hooking Chompalot with its blade and dragging it around the arena, before Chompalot got away to continue attacking Spin Doctor. Pussycat then stayed out of the way for a little while until Spin Doctor scuttled away into the centre of the arena. Pussycat then sliced into Spin Doctor side on with its blade. Pussycat was then attacked by Chompalot, who nudged Pussycat onto its side, Chompalot then gripped hold of Pussycat and dragged it around the arena for a few moments. Breaking free, Pussycat darted around the arena, before slamming the limping Spin Doctor repeatedly, up against the arena side wall. With Spin Doctor soon counted out by Refbot, Pussycat went through to the second round, along with Chompalot. At this stage, Pussycat went up against the experienced Kat 3 machine. It was a tentative and slow battle between the two fairly nervous drivers, with Kat 3 only landing a single axe blow and Pussycat flailing around more than attacking. Pussycat lost control early on and forced into the CPZ by Sir Killalot, but it got away and managed to buckle the front wedge of Kat 3 and dislodge parts of the armour, before ripping side panels clean off. With Kat 3's armour hanging off in pieces and relatively little damage done to Pussycat, it unanimously won the judges' decision that took place at the end of the fight. Pussycat proceeded to fight Chompalot again, this time in the Iron Maidens final. Despite Chompalot skewering its lower beak on the arena floor flipper, it was on top the entire battle, biting around Pussycat's neck and dragging it around the arena. Eventually, Chompalot slammed Pussycat into the pit release and dumped it into the pit, making Chompalot the winner of the Iron Maidens competition.

"Well she had practice, whereas I didn't, if I'd had practice I would be the best driver in all of Robot Wars"
— Excuses from Ann Gribble after loss to Chompalot

Series 7

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Pussycat's twin blades used in Series 7

Pussycat returned to the main competition for the first time after the tragic death of David Gribble. Pussycat was seeded ninth for the main competition, despite not entering in the previous series. The machine had been improved since its appearance in the second series of Extreme, the robot now featured Stainless Steel armour (as opposed to the original 4mm Polycarbonate plating, which the team considered to be too weak), and was equipped with new twin cutting blades, replacing the single cutting blade, running in parallel, making the robot more resiliant and more powerful than before.

"Pussycat has been with Robot Wars since the very first first day, has to be my favourite here..."
— Jonathan Pearce at the start of the first round battle
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Pussycat, in Series 7, in the arena

Pussycat's first round melee saw it get placed up against the wooden machine Brutus Maximus, the Dutch entrant Twister, and New Blood heat finalists Roobarb. In the battle, the seeded Pussycat machine shot on the offensive, doing severe damage to both Twister and Brutus Maximus, the twin circular blades of Pussycat chewed easily into Brutus Maximus' wooden armour. Pussycat then attacked Twister by constantly hitting it head-on, on each occasion, the Twister machine would bounce off abruptly upon impact. By the end of the battle, Roobarb had immobilised the battered Brutus Maximus and both Pussycat and Roobarb picked on Twister, who'd had its blade immobilised by Pussycat. Brutus Maximus was counted out in the closing seconds of the battle. Roobarb, Twister and Pussycat all survived to a judges' decision, and the judges put Pussycat through to the next round of the heat, along with Roobarb. Pussycat was then placed up against promising newcomers M2 in the second round of the heat. In this battle, M2's tough outer shell prevented Pussycat's weaponry from doing any internal damage to M2, only scratching the body, this cost them severely on the judges' decision. M2 threw Pussycat around the arena several times, almost getting Pussycat out of the arena on a few occasions. Pussycat's blade inflicted only superficial damage when it got the chance. Pussycat survived to the end of the battle, meaning that the battle went to a judges' decision, however the decision went in favour of M2, meaning that Pussycat was eliminated from the competition.

Kat 3 vs Pussycat

Kat 3 and Pussycat, in close-combat, in the All-Stars

All stars final

Pussycat, securing the title of new All-Stars Champion

Pussycat returned to fight in the All-Stars tournament at the end of the Seventh Wars, as Team Cold Fusion had fought in at least 5 series of Robot Wars. In the first round, Pussycat was placed up against Behemoth, Dantomkia and King B Powerworks. The team equipped Pussycat with the double blade weapon, hoping to tear off the decidedly weak armour of King B Powerworks. Although Pussycat snapped the right drive chain of King B Powerworks, making the Series 2 Semi-Finalist only be able to spin around in circles, little was seen of the Series 4 runner-up in the battle, as Dantomkia tossed Behemoth out of the arena almost immediately, before stealing King B Powerworks away from Pussycat. King B Powerworks resisted, until Pussycat landed blows on both robots with its twin blades. Dantomkia shrugged off the blow, but King B Powerworks' resistance slackened and Dantomkia tossed King B Powerworks out of the arena as well. Pussycat therefore went through with Dantomkia to the second round. Another battle against Kat 3 followed for Pussycat in the second round, but the design of both robots made it difficult for either robot to damage each other; both weapons were uni-directional and, when side-by-side, neither weapon could make contact. However, Pussycat carved long slashes in Kat 3's armour, before cease was eventually called and the battle went to a judges' decision. The damage caused to Kat 3 narrowly put the decision in favour of Pussycat, putting the pyramid shaped machine through to the Final, here it fought Dantomkia again. Dantomkia was thought of as the favourite to win, and Pussycat was considered lucky to reach this stage by Jonathan Pearce. Dantomkia flipped Pussycat around the arena on numerous occasions until suddenly Pussycat came back on the offensive and landed one particular blow on Dantomkia caused the favourite for the title to become immobilised, and Pussycat - after fending off some vicious attacks from house robots Mr.Psycho and Cassius Chrome - pitted Dantomkia to claim the title of All-Stars Champion, the only robot ever to win the competition besides Razer.

US Season 1

Pussycat entered the War of Independence of the first season of Extreme Warriors. By the time it got to fight, it was the only UK representative left. Its first fight was against $6 Million Mouse and, after hitting each other several times, Pussycat bent the rotor blade of $6 Million Mouse. Another attack rendered the American robot immobile and Refbot counted it out. Despite $6 Million Mouse starting up again after being counted out, the House Robots attacked and pitted it.

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Pussycat pits Rosie the Riveter

This sent Pussycat through to face Rosie the Riveter. At the beginning, Rosie the Riveter pushed Pussycat all around the arena and seemed to show high resilience to the weapon of the British machine. However, after dominating the fight, Rosie slowly began to lose power. Pussycat hit Rosie a few times with its blade, damaging its frame and knocking several ornaments off. By now, Rosie was only able to move slowly forwards and backwards, and Pussycat hit the pit release. Finally, it shoved the now immobile Rosie into the pit, but not without going in itself.


Pussycat rips into General Chompsalot's wheels

In the final against General Chompsalot, Pussycat was pushed into the CPZ, but both robots were attacked by Shunt. After struggling to get out, Pussycat escaped and attacked General Chompsalot's mouth. Eventually, it damaged both of Chompsalot's eyes. General Chompsalot tried to push it onto the flame pit, but then drove too close to the CPZ, where Matilda tore some of its teeth out.

"Looks like he's been demoted from General to Buck Private....buck teeth, but no more teeth in this case"
— Stefan Frank on the state of General Chompsalot's jaws

Pussycat pushed General Chompsalot onto the flame pit, but it escaped and held on for the judges decision. Based on damage, Pussycat was declared the War of Independence champion.


UK Series
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat Final
Heat M, Round 1 vs. Hammerhead Won
Heat M, Round 2 vs. Cassius 2 Won
Heat M, Final vs. Scutter's Revenge Lost
NOTE: Pussycat won the final round, but it was disqualified for using a hardened steel blade which shattered during the battle. Scutter's Revenge was awarded victory by default.
Series 4
The Fourth Wars - UK Championship
19th Seed, Runner-up
Heat B, Eliminator vs. Milly-Ann Bug, Reptirron Qualified
Heat B, Semi-Final vs. Robochicken Won
Heat B, Final vs. Razer (3) Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 1 vs. Thermidor 2 Won
Semi-Final 1, Round 2 vs. Dominator 2 Won
Grand Final, Eliminator vs. Hypno-Disc (2) Won
Grand Final vs. Chaos 2 (1) Lost
Sumo Basho
Sumo Basho 10.60 seconds 8th
Celebrity Special
Round 1 vs. Iron-Awe Won
Round 2 vs. Sir Chromalot Won
Final vs. Diotoir Won
Extreme Series 1
All Stars
Round 1 vs. Stinger Won
Quarter-Final vs. Tornado Lost
Tag Team Terror
with Diotoir, Champion
Round 2 vs. Comengetorix & Spawn Again Won
Final vs. Suicidal Tendencies & The Steel Avenger Won
NOTE: Pussycat was a substitute robot and was instated after Mega Morg (Diotoir's original partner) broke down, hence why Pussycat did not compete in Round 1.
Challenge Belt
Failed Challenge
Challenge vs. Tornado Lost
Mayhem & Annihilator
Champion of First Annihilator
Mayhem Qualifier vs. S.M.I.D.S.Y., Sumpthing Won
Annihilator 1, Round 1 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter
Hypno-Disc, Thermidor 2, X-Terminator
Annihilator 1, Round 2 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter
Hypno-Disc, X-Terminator
Annihilator 1, Round 3 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter
Annihilator 1, Round 4 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger, Splinter Qualified
Annihilator 1, Round 5 vs. Arnold A. Terminegger Won
Other Battles
Vengeance vs. Razer Won
Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
2nd Seed, Semi-Finals, Round 2
Heat L, Eliminator vs. The Executioner Won
Heat L, Semi Final vs. Clawed Hopper Won
Heat L, Final vs. Fluffy Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 1 vs. Panic Attack (6) Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 2 vs. Firestorm 3 (7) Lost
Extreme Series 2
Tag Team Terror
with Diotoir, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Bulldog Breed & Robochicken Lost
Iron Maidens
Round 1 vs. Spin Doctor, Chompalot Qualified
Round 2 vs. Kat 3 Won
Final vs. Chompalot Lost
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
9th Seed, Heat, Round 2
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Twister, Roobarb, Brutus Maximus Qualified
Heat A, Round 2 vs. M2 Lost
Round 1 vs. King B Powerworks, Behemoth, Dantomkia Qualified
Round 2 vs. Kat 3 Won
Final vs. Dantomkia Won
US Series
Season 1
War of Independence
Representing UK, Champion
Eliminator vs. $6 Million Mouse (USA) Won
Semi-Final vs. Rosie The Riveter (USA) Won
Final vs. General Chompsalot (USA) Won
  • A early version of Pussycat that wasn't entered into Robot Wars
  • Pussycat as Pink Pants, in Techno Games
  • Pussycat at a live event during Robot Wars' run
  • Pussycat at the Siemens Open Day in 2012
  • Pussycat without its blade in the Sumo Basho
  • Pussycat equipped with rear spikes, equipped to stop it falling over in the Sumo Basho


  • UK Wins: 31
  • UK Losses: 8
  • US Wins: 3
  • US Losses: 0

Series Record

  • Series 1-2: Entered with Bodyhammer
  • Series 3: Heat Final
  • Series 4: Runner-up
  • Series 5: Semi Finals, Round 2
  • Series 6: Did not enter
  • Series 7: Heat, Round 2 and Featherweight Championship with Kitty

Outside Robot Wars

Like many Robot Wars competitors, the team entered Techno Games. They entered a weapon-less Pussycat in the football in Team Pink as "Pink Pants" along with a weaponless pink fur clad RaMyA (Razer My Arse), aka TX-108, but lost to Typhoon Rover and Typhoon 870 in the first round.

The Series 7 version of Pussycat has since been upgraded further and has competed in several robotic fighting competitions across the country. Sadly, like the team's other robots (Katnip and Kitty), Pussycat has retired from full-on competitive combat, but still appears in certain live events around the UK fighting in demonstration battles and fun events, it also acts as a display for events. Pussycat was temporarily in the possession of John Findlay of Team Roaming Robots, before recently being returned to Alan Gribble.

Appearances in Merchandise



"We've taken out Razer" - Alan Gribble

Pussycat pullback and armour

A Pussycat pullback and piece of armour from the Series 4 Pussycat that was given to the seller by David Gribble. It sold for £25 on eBay.

"The Erazer!"
— On the side of Extreme 1 Pussycat, next to a crossed out picture of Razer
  • Pussycat is the only robot to properly defeat Razer by knockout, doing so in their Extreme 1 Vengeance battle.
  • Pussycat has won all three of the major side competitions in the UK Series; an Annihilator, a Tag Team Terror and an All-Stars Tournament.
  • Pussycat is the only robot to win the All-Stars Tournament, aside from Razer.
  • Counting the poor performance in the Series 4 Sumo Basho, the cat did use up its purported "nine lives" (i.e., by having exactly nine losses).
  • Pussycat was renowned for its reliability, and is in fact the most successful robot never to have lost via mechanical failure, having won 34 battles.


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