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Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars was the sixth series of the British television game show Robot Wars. It was originally broadcast in 2002 on BBC Choice (with a special episode shown a few months later in 2003) and repeated from 2002 to 2003 on BBC Two. The 6th Wars was repeated on Challenge from 6th-27th January 2016 and on Sky2 in March 2016. The series was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Philippa Forrester and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce.


The series consisted of twelve heats featuring eight robots each. In a departure from Series 5, the first rounds of each heat consisted of two four-way melees, similar to the eliminators of Series 4, with two robots from each melee progressing to the second round, consisting of one-on-one battles. The two second-round winners would face each other in the Heat Final, the winner of which would progress to the Semi-Finals.

The Semi-Finals followed the same format as in Series 5, each beginning with three one-on-one battles between the heat winners. The three-way 'Losers Melee' returned, where one of the robots which lost in the first round would be reinstated and join the Round 1 winners in the second round. Two winning robots from the second round of each Semi-Final would go through to the Grand Final, where they were paired off and fought in two one-on-one 'Eliminators'. The winners of each 'Eliminator' would face each other in a final battle to determine the series champion. As with Series 5, third and fourth place finishes were determined by a 'play-off' between the losing robots from each 'Eliminator'.

Seeded robots[]

1. Razer
2. Bigger Brother
3. Firestorm 4
4. Hypno-Disc
5. Chaos 2
6. Dominator 2

7. S3
8. Panic Attack
9. Wild Thing
10. Spawn Again
11. Stinger
12. Tornado


Gyrobot, Scrap Dragon, The Stag and Shell Shock in a Series 6 qualifying battle

Main article: Qualifiers#Series 6

Qualifying for the Sixth Wars took place prior to June 8th 2002 at RAF Newton. Battles generally consisted of four-way melees, with winners guaranteed automatic qualification for Series 6, while some losers received discretionary places. As with Series 4 and 5, the twelve seeds qualified automatically and thus did not need to compete in qualifying battles.

Some robots returned having failed to qualify for the previous wars. These included Aggrobot, Comengetorix and Judge Shred 2½. Team Knightmare and Team Scorpion returned with Raging Reality and Spirit of Scorpion respectively, having failed to qualify for Series 5 with Spirit of Knightmare and Scorpion. Disc-O-Inferno also returned, the team having decided not to enter Series 5. Meanwhile, Dantomkia successfully qualified for the first time, having previously failed to qualify for Series 4 under a different design.

Notable robots that failed to qualify included Series 2 semi-finalist and Series 4 Tag Team Terror champion King B Powerworks, Series 4 semi-finalist Splinter (Team Ivanhoe's first failure to qualify since Series 3 when Ivanhoe 2 was not selected), Mini Morg, Mute and future Series 7 champion Typhoon 2. Velocirippa qualified but was withdrawn by Team Mouse in favour of Mighty Mouse as the team was only allowed to compete in the televised show with one robot. Atomic would successfully qualify for the series, but had to withdraw afterwards due to the team being unable to attend the filming dates.[2]


Heat A[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat A

Robots Competing: Brutus Maximus, Raging Reality, W.A.S.P., Razer, Cyrax, Ruf Ruf Dougal, Tetanus 2, Weld-Dor 3

Round 1

  • Brutus Maximus vs Raging Reality vs W.A.S.P. vs Razer: Raging Reality & Razer qualified
  • Cyrax vs Ruf Ruf Dougal vs Tetanus 2 vs Weld-Dor 3: Cyrax & Tetanus 2 qualified

Round 2

  • Razer vs Cyrax: Razer won
  • Tetanus 2 vs Raging Reality: Raging Reality won


  • Razer vs Raging Reality: Razer won

Heat B[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat B

Robots Competing: Spirit of Scorpion, Robochicken, Barbaric Response, X-Terminator, Mega Hurts 2, Cedric Slammer, Firestorm 4, Colossus

Round 1

  • Spirit of Scorpion vs Robochicken vs Barbaric Response vs X-Terminator: Barbaric Response & X-Terminator qualified
  • Mega Hurts 2 vs Cedric Slammer vs Firestorm 4 vs Colossus: Mega Hurts 2 & Firestorm 4 qualified

Round 2

  • Firestorm 4 vs Barbaric Response: Firestorm 4 won
  • X-Terminator vs Mega Hurts 2: X-Terminator won


  • Firestorm 4 vs X-Terminator: Firestorm 4 won

Heat C[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat C

Robots Competing: Chaos 2, Destructosaur, Iron-Awe 2, Mighty Mouse, Mr Nasty, Doctor Fist, Crushtacean, Dantomkia

Round 1

  • Chaos 2 vs Destructosaur vs Iron-Awe 2 vs Mighty Mouse: Chaos 2 & Mighty Mouse qualified
  • Mr Nasty vs Doctor Fist vs Crushtacean vs Dantomkia: Crushtacean & Dantomkia qualified

Round 2

  • Chaos 2 vs Crushtacean: Chaos 2 won
  • Dantomkia vs Mighty Mouse: Dantomkia won


  • Dantomkia vs Chaos 2: Dantomkia won

Heat D[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat D

Robots Competing: Sir Chromalot, GBH 2, ICU, The Alien, Roobarb, Shredder, Armadrillo, S3

Round 1

  • Sir Chromalot vs GBH 2 vs ICU vs The Alien: Sir Chromalot & The Alien qualified
  • Roobarb vs Shredder vs Armadrillo vs S3: Shredder & S3 qualified

Round 2

  • Sir Chromalot vs S3: S3 won
  • The Alien vs Shredder: Shredder won


  • Shredder vs S3: S3 won

Heat E[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat E

Robots Competing: Aggrobot 3, 259, Infernal Contraption, Infinity, The Stag, Vader, UFO, Wild Thing

Round 1

  • Aggrobot 3 vs 259 vs Infernal Contraption vs Infinity: Aggrobot 3 & 259 qualified
  • The Stag vs Vader vs UFO vs Wild Thing: Vader & Wild Thing qualified

Round 2

  • Vader vs Aggrobot 3: Vader won
  • 259 vs Wild Thing: Wild Thing won


  • Vader vs Wild Thing: Wild Thing won

Heat F[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat F

Robots Competing: Chompalot, Thermidor 2, Stinger, 13 Black, Fluffy, Kan-Opener, Double Trouble, Demolition Man

Round 1

  • Chompalot vs Thermidor 2 vs Stinger vs 13 Black: Stinger & 13 Black qualified
  • Fluffy vs Kan-Opener vs Double Trouble vs Demolition Man: Fluffy & Double Trouble qualified

Round 2

  • Fluffy vs Stinger: Stinger won
  • 13 Black vs Double Trouble: 13 Black won


  • Stinger vs 13 Black: 13 Black won

Heat G[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat G

Robots Competing: Tornado, Terror-Bull, Inshredable, Edge Hog, Thor, Revolution 2, Judge Shred 2½, Anarchy

Round 1

  • Tornado vs Terror-Bull vs Inshredable vs Edge Hog: Tornado & Inshredable qualified
  • Thor vs Revolution 2 vs Judge Shred 2½ vs Anarchy: Thor & Anarchy qualified

Round 2

  • Tornado vs Thor: Tornado won
  • Inshredable vs Anarchy: Anarchy won


  • Tornado vs Anarchy: Tornado won

Heat H[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat H

Robots Competing: Ming 3, Hot Pants, The Hassocks Hog, Spam, Supernova, Short Circuit, Tiberius 3, Spawn Again

Round 1

  • Ming 3 vs Hot Pants vs The Hassocks Hog vs Spam: Ming 3 & Spam qualified
  • Supernova vs Short Circuit vs Tiberius 3 vs Spawn Again: Supernova & Spawn Again qualified

Round 2

  • Ming 3 vs Supernova: Supernova won
  • Spam vs Spawn Again: Spawn Again won


  • Supernova vs Spawn Again: Spawn Again won

Heat I[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat I

Robots Competing: Panic Attack, R.O.C.S., Corkscrew, Kronic 2, A-Kill, Reptirron The Second, Sabretooth, Terrorhurtz

Round 1

  • Panic Attack vs R.O.C.S. vs Corkscrew vs Kronic 2: Panic Attack & Kronic 2 qualified
  • A-Kill vs Reptirron the Second vs Sabretooth vs Terrorhurtz: A-Kill & Terrorhurtz qualified

Round 2

  • Panic Attack vs A-Kill: Panic Attack won
  • Kronic 2 vs Terrorhurtz: Terrorhurtz won


  • Panic Attack vs Terrorhurtz: Terrorhurtz won

Heat J[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat J

Robots Competing: Dominator 2, Hydra, Axe-C-Dent 2, Sumpthing, S.M.I.D.S.Y., St. Agro, Comengetorix, Warhog

Round 1

  • Dominator 2 vs Hydra vs Axe-C-Dent 2 vs Sumpthing: Dominator 2 & Hydra qualified
  • S.M.I.D.S.Y. vs St. Agro vs Comengetorix vs Warhog: S.M.I.D.S.Y. & Comengetorix qualified

Round 2

  • S.M.I.D.S.Y. vs Dominator 2: Dominator 2 won
  • Hydra vs Comengetorix: Hydra won


  • Hydra vs Dominator 2: Dominator 2 won

Heat K[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat K

Robots Competing: Hypno-Disc, Granny's Revenge 2, 4x4, Barber-Ous 2, Bulldog Breed, Kat 3, Revenge of Trouble & Strife, Spin Doctor

Round 1

  • Hypno-Disc vs Granny's Revenge 2 vs 4x4 vs Barber-Ous 2: Hypno-Disc & Barber-Ous 2 qualified
  • Bulldog Breed vs Kat 3 vs Revenge Of Trouble & Strife vs Spin Doctor: Bulldog Breed & Kat 3 qualified

Round 2

  • Hypno-Disc vs Bulldog Breed: Hypno-Disc won
  • Barber-Ous 2 vs Kat 3: Barber-Ous 2 won


  • Hypno-Disc vs Barber-Ous 2: Hypno-Disc won

Heat L[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat L

Robots Competing: Bigger Brother, Killer Carrot 2, Major Tom, Riptilion, Derek 2, Behemoth, Tridentate, Disc-O-Inferno

Round 1

  • Bigger Brother vs Killer Carrot 2 vs Major Tom vs Riptilion: Bigger Brother & Killer Carrot 2 qualified
  • Derek 2 vs Behemoth vs Tridentate vs Disc-O-Inferno: Behemoth & Disc-O-Inferno qualified

Round 2

  • Behemoth vs Bigger Brother: Bigger Brother won
  • Killer Carrot 2 vs Disc-O-Inferno: Disc-O-Inferno won


  • Bigger Brother vs Disc-O-Inferno: Bigger Brother won


Semi-Final 1[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Semi-Final 1

Round 1

Losers Melee

Round 2

Semi-Final 2[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Semi-Final 2

Round 1

Losers Melee

Round 2

Grand Final[]

Main article: Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Grand Final





Main article: Robot Wars Awards

These are the winners of the various awards given out at the end of the series:

UK vs Germany Special[]

Main article: UK vs Germany Special

After Series 6, a special competition was held where robots from the UK competed against robots from Germany to see which country had the better robots.

Robots Competing:

Round 1

  • 259 (UK) vs Judge Shred 2½ (UK): 259 won
  • Delldog (GER) vs Dynamite (GER): Delldog won
  • Corkscrew (UK) vs Fluffy (UK): Fluffy won
  • Das Gepäck (GER) vs Ansgar's Revenge (GER): Das Gepäck won

Round 2

  • 259 (UK) vs Fluffy (UK): Fluffy won
  • Delldog (GER) vs Das Gepäck (GER): Das Gepäck won


  • Fluffy (UK) vs Das Gepäck (GER): Draw


  • This was the only series where no seeded robots were eliminated in the first round. All twelve of them made at least the heat final, with nine of them progressing to the semi-finals.
  • This was the only series not to have at least one episode with a battle lasting thirty seconds or less.
  • This was the only series along with Series 1 where no robots had to pull out.
  • Only six newcomers won a battle in The Sixth Wars (counting A-Kill as a newcomer, plus Barbaric Response, Dantomkia, Vader, Inshredable and Killer Carrot 2). Of those six, only Vader and Dantomkia reached the heat final.