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Heat C of Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars was the third of twelve heats which determined the Semi-Finalists of Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars. The episode featuring Heat C was originally broadcast on September 18, 2002 on BBC Choice and repeated on November 22, 2002 on BBC Two.

  • This heat marked the first time that a previous champion was knocked out of the heats, as Series 3 and 4 champ Chaos 2 fell in the heat final. The other heats were Heat I of the 6th Wars and Heat M of the 7th Wars, both seeing Panic Attack beaten.
  • This heat was the first time that Dantomkia qualified for the main competition.
  • This was the final time that Chaos 2 appeared in the main competition, and the only time that it failed to reach the Series Semi-Finals. It was the first seed in Series 6 to fall.
  • Chaos 2's very last Out of the Arena flip was in this heat, against Iron-Awe 2 in the first round. Interestingly, Dantomkia's first ever Out of the Arena flip occurred against Mighty Mouse three battles later.
  • This episode contains exactly half of the total number of OotA's achieved in Series 6, with three out of the six flips performed in this episode.

Competing Robots

Newcomers

Dantomkiaprofile
Dantomkia
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.36 x 1.20 x 0.80m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Powerful flipper
Strengths Very agile
Weaknesses Nervous driver
From: Chertsey in Surrey
Team Members: Michael Lambert, Daniel Lambert & Steven Gadsby
Destructosaur
Destructosaur
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.53 x 1.26 x 0.75m
Power 800W motors
Weapons Powerful pincers
Strengths Speed
Weaknesses No srimech
From: Edinburgh in Scotland
Team Members: Riccardo de Felici, Scott Garland & Martin Cook
Drfist
Doctor Fist
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.00 x 0.92m
Power 600W motor
Weapons Vertical spinning disc
Strengths Powerful weaponry
Weaknesses Exposed wheels
From: Beverley in East Yorkshire
Team Members: Paul Clark, Chris Clark & Kal Almuktar
Mrnasty
Mr Nasty
Weight 90kg
Dimensions 0.26 x 0.95 x 0.80m
Power 4 x 750W motors
Weapons Steel ramming spike
Strengths Heavily armoured
Weaknesses Easily flipped
From: Wingrave in Aylesbury
Team Members: Perry Watkins, Dan Watkins & Jack Watkins

Veterans

Chaos2
Chaos 2 (seeded 5th)
Weight 84kg
Dimensions 0.42 x 0.92 x 0.63m
Power 2 x 1KW motors
Weapons Powerful flipper
Strengths Effective weaponry
Weaknesses Easily shunted
From: Bramford in Ipswich
Team Members: George Francis, Ian Swann & Richard Swann
Crushtacean
Crushtacean
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.40 x 1.35 x 0.85m
Power 36V electric motor
Weapons Crushing claws
Strengths Very tough
Weaknesses Poor handling
From: Hale in Cheshire
Team Members: Ian Visser & Dominic Visser
Iron awe
Iron-Awe 2
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.61 x 1.23 x 0.78m
Power 2 x 800W motors
Weapons Axe and flipper
Strengths Destructive weapons
Weaknesses Flippable
From: Low Ham in Somerset
Team Members: Gilbert Grimm, Robert Grimm & Adrian Moore
Mighty mouse
Mighty Mouse
Weight 76kg
Dimensions 0.66 x 1.35 x 0.62m
Power 2 x 800W motors
Weapons High speed rammer
Strengths Fast & manoeuvrable
Weaknesses Unreliable
From: Clifton in Nottingham
Team Members: Trevor Wright, Matthew Wright & Tony Hillier

Round 1

Chaos 2 (5) vs Destructosaur vs Iron-Awe 2 vs Mighty Mouse

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Chaos 2 flips out Iron-Awe 2

Chaos 2 flipped Destructosaur over almost instantly, flipping itself over in the process, but it then quickly self-righted. Iron-Awe 2 got one hit of its hammer weapon in on Destructosaur, as Chaos 2 flipped it over. This was before it was then targeted and thrown out of the arena by Chaos 2, as it was lingering too close to the arena side wall. Mighty Mouse then began to run away from Chaos 2, knowing it now just had to beat the count of Destructosaur's demise. Careless driving allowed Chaos 2 to get the occasional light flip on Mighty Mouse, but causing no real damage or danger as Chaos 2's flipper had broken after flipping Iron-Awe out.

"Boo Chaos 2, boo! Don't attack our little mouse!"
Jonathan Pearce as the mouse is pursued by the seed

Destructosaur was eventually counted out by the Refbot, and thrown by the arena floor flipper, the flipper itself struggling to flip the heavy machine, meaning that Mighty Mouse had survived.

Qualified: Chaos 2 & Mighty Mouse

Mr Nasty vs Doctor Fist vs Crushtacean vs Dantomkia

Crushtacean Series 6 Arena Wall

Crushtacean, resting on the arena wall, after a Dantomkia flip

Doctor Fist was immobilised almost from the start, as one of the two petrol engines had already broken before the bout had started. Mr Nasty was pushed around by Crushtacean, which cut off Mr Nasty's aerial. Dantomkia nearly got Crushtacean out of the arena on its first flip and managed to wedge Crushtacean up against the wall. Dantomkia then did the same to Mr Nasty. Crushtacean was picked up by Sir Killalot and dragged around the arena. It then escaped but temporarily broke down and was thrown around by Dantomkia. Mr Nasty and Doctor Fist were then pitted simultaneously by Sir Killalot and Sergeant Bash.

Qualified: Dantomkia & Crushtacean

Round 2

Chaos 2 (5) vs Crushtacean

Chaos 2 Series 6 Round 2

Chaos 2, using its flipper to get back onto its wheels

Crushtacean Series 6 Pit

Crushtacean drives into the pit

Chaos 2 initially struggled to flip Crushtacean head on because it was just the right size to grab hold of it. Chaos 2 flipped forwards on Crushtacean and bouned back into an angle grinder, wedging itself on it. Chaos 2 eventually escaped but continued to get caught in Crushtaceans grasp. Crushtacean was thrown around by Chaos 2 before it opened up the pit, only to then reverse into it. Notably, this was the first time Mr Psycho was in the arena with a robot other than Growler.

Winner: Chaos 2

Mighty Mouse vs Dantomkia

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Dantomkia flips Mighty Mouse out of the arena

Mighty Mouse used its traditional tactic of evading its opponent in the hope it would break down or go down the pit. It was thrown around by Dantomkia before getting stuck up against the Spinner release button. Refbot freed it, only for Dantomkia to tip it onto its side. Dantomkia then freed Mighty Mouse and drove it over to the arena side wall, where, after two attempts at it, Dantomkia flipped Mighty Mouse out of the arena, securing victory.

Winner: Dantomkia

Final

Chaos 2 (5) vs Dantomkia

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Over and out for Chaos 2

Chaos 2 threw Dantomkia over to the arena wall, and then flipped itself and Dantomkia over on the second flipping attempt. Dantomkia self-righted, but Shunt drove in and pushed Chaos 2 up against the arena wall before it had a chance to self-right. Chaos 2 kept flipping itself into the wall, blocking it from self-righting properly, until Dantomkia drove in and got underneath it, before flipping it sideways. Chaos 2 briefly balanced on the wall, before toppling sideways out of the arena.

Heat Winner: Dantomkia

"We've had some surprises, and some real uproars, now Chaos 2 are out, of Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off
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