For the unrelated Series 7 competitor, see Ripper.

Ripper was a featherweight robot which competed in the Featherweight Championship of Series 2 of Robot Wars. Entered by The Yorkshire Rippers (also known as Team Ripper), it lost the championship to Demolisher after becoming immobilised due to an uncharged battery.

The Yorkshire Rippers later entered the Middleweight Melee in Series 3 with Ripper's Revenge.


Ripper was a black robot with a low box-shaped body and a pickaxe as its weapon. Its name was written in red along its weapon mount, while the robot also featured a plough-like panel with an 'L' plate sticker.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

"We got absolutely totalled, Matilda messed our robot up in bad style, talk about no mercy!"
— The Yorkshire Rippers' website
Demoisher vs ripper

Demolisher rams into Ripper

Ripper competed solely in the Featherweight Championship, which was partially broadcast as part of the end-of-series special, The Grudge Matches. It fought Armadillo, Anarchy and Series 1 Heat Finalist Demolisher, but entered the battle with uncharged batteries. As a result, Ripper moved just a few centimetres before suddenly becoming immobilised, after which it was rammed by Demolisher. Matilda proceeded to cause significant damage to Ripper, which ultimately lost the battle - and the Featherweight Championship - to Demolisher.


Series 2
Featherweight Championship
Final vs. Armadillo, Demolisher, Anarchy Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Ripper Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Featherweight Championship
The Third Wars Middleweight Melee with Ripper's Revenge
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


  • Ripper was the only Series 2 Featherweight competitor which was not converted from a radio-controlled car/truck.
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