Heat C of the New Blood Championship was the third of four heats which determined the finalists of the New Blood Championship, held during Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. The episode featuring Heat C was originally broadcast on January 22, 2003 on BBC Choice and repeated on August 1, 2003 on BBC Two.

Competing RobotsEdit

Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.33 x 1.57 x 1.16m
Power 3 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Rotary chopper
Strengths High speed rotor
Weaknesses Poor traction
From: Hedge End, Hampshire
Team Members: Ian Bennett, Guy Gibson & Tom Gibson
Direct Action
Direct Action
Weight 97kg
Dimensions 0.42 x 1.07 x 0.60m
Power 2 x 800W electric motors
Weapons Flywheel disc
Strengths Works upside down
Weaknesses No rear protection
From: Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands
Team Members: Ian Shortland, Jason Bromhead & Frances Tomlin
Weight 96kg
Dimensions 1.16 x 1.02 x 0.66m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Pneumatic axe
Strengths 4 Wheel drive
Weaknesses Reliability
From: Hereford, Herefordshire
Team Members: Nick Pritchard, Judy Pritchard & Graham Pritchard
Mad Dog
Mad Dog
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.64 x 1.25 x 0.81m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Flipper
Strengths Very powerful flipper
Weaknesses Lacking experience
From: Romford, Essex
Team Members: Chris Isaacs & Roger Partridge
Revolution 2
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.63 x 1.12 x 1.06m
Power 6 x 500W electric motors
Weapons Flywheel
Strengths Destructive weapon
Weaknesses Poor armour
From: Whitehills, East Kilbride
Team Members: Roger Webb & Gordon Anderson
Storm II
Storm 2
Weight 96kg
Dimensions 0.16 x 0.79 x 0.72m
Power 2 x Electric motors
Weapons Rammer
Strengths Runs both ways up
Weaknesses Untested in battle
From: Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Team Members: Ed Hoppitt, Tim Bence & Andrew Rayner

Round 1Edit

Chopper vs ICU vs Mad DogEdit


Chopper's weapon and armour is shredded by Matilda

ICU vs Chopper vs Mad Dog

Mad Dog loses mobility during battle

Chopper was the slowest of the three off the start, but ICU chose to attack Mad Dog instead. Chopper ran straight into Matilda's flywheel, but surprisingly was comparatively unhurt with the first two blows, until eventually the weapon was heavily buckled by the spinning disc, which also ripped off a side panel in the crossfire. Sluggishly, Chopper escaped. Whilst this was happening, ICU pushed Mad Dog all around the arena, unable to use its axe, until Sir Killalot came in, pushing Mad Dog into its CPZ.

"Well, Chopper came out, I think with one plan in mind...Let's just get mullered! Let's get absolutely massacred, let's do our very, very worst!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Mad Dog damaged

Matilda tears into Mad Dog


The damaged Mad Dog, after the Drop Zone missed its target

Chopper, continuing its poor control, drove onto the flame pit, and appeared to break down. After a brief moment of inactivity, Chopper moved away from the flame pit, whilst ICU pushed Mad Dog into the arena wall. After this, Mad Dog appeared to break down, and was promptly counted out by Refbot, although the new drivers continued to create chaos during this time, with Chopper slamming into the arena wall and ICU almost reversing into the pit. Matilda repeatedly slammed Mad Dog with her flywheel, before Sir Killalot dragged Mad Dog by its weapon onto the flipper. After it was thrown into the air, Sir Killalot picked it up again, and this time put it onto the Drop Zone. This time, an assortment of balls, ranging from bowling to ping-pong was used as the item to be dropped, but they largely missed their target. As Sir Killalot came in for the third time, Sir Killalot's breast plate fell off. Nevertheless, the combined effort of Sir Killalot and ICU pitted the defeated Mad Dog.

Qualified: Chopper & ICU

Storm 2 vs Revolution 2 vs Direct ActionEdit

Revolution Action

Revolution 2 smashes into Direct Action

Storm II vs Direct Action

Storm 2 drives Direct Action across the arena

Storm 2 began the fight by slamming into Direct Action, and pushing it into the arena wall, turning it over. Recoiling, Direct Action wandered into the CPZ, where it was cornered in by Mr. Psycho. The House Robot missed with a hammer blow, pounding the arena floor, allowing Direct Action to escape. Revolution 2 attacked Direct Action with its weapon, shaking the robot. Storm 2 continued with its slamming, continuing to single out Direct Action. Direct Action responded with blows of its own with its disc, but this didn't cause any real damage on Storm 2's heavily armoured body.

"Storm 2, we were laughing at its lack of weaponry, but I'll tell you something, it's certainly shifting in that arena!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Storm pit 1

Storm 2 nearly pits itself

Storm pit 2

Direct Action drives itself into the pit

Direct Action pressed the pit release, before Storm 2 returned to slam it again. With a final push, Storm 2 shoved Direct Action towards the pit, almost overshooting and pitting itself. Perhaps missing drive on one wheel, Direct Action turned into the pit, eliminating it.

Qualified: Storm 2 & Revolution 2

Round 2Edit

Revolution 2 vs ICUEdit

ICU vs Revolution 2

ICU pushes Revolution 2 onto the flame pit


The important cog from Revolution 2

ICU started the battle by using the axe to stop the blades on Revolution 2 spinning, before pushing it into the angle grinders on the side wall. Revolution then spun away, and ran straight into the other arena wall. ICU came back, and pushed Revolution 2 onto the flame pit. Revolution then slammed into the opposite wall, this time dislodging a cog from its chassis.

Icu axes revolution 2

ICU axes the immobile Revolution 2

DM Revolution 2

Dead Metal carves into Revolution 2

Icu attacks sergeant bash

ICU attacks Sergeant Bash

This stopped drive from Revolution 2, allowing ICU to attack with its axe, and drag Revolution 2 into the CPZ, leaving Sergeant Bash and Dead Metal to attack. Dead Metal attacked Revolution 2, whilst ICU attacked Sergeant Bash, hacking the flamethrower almost off its holdings. Refbot counted out Revolution, and, after Dead Metal again attacked the shell, ICU pressed the pit release. First of all however, Revolution 2 was placed onto the floor flipper, being thrown and landing upside down. Revolution 2 was then pushed down the pit, as much as it could be, because it was too large to fit in fully.

"The revolution has been quashed. Long live the King, the King is ICU!"
— Craig Charles

Winner: ICU

Storm 2 vs ChopperEdit

"In underneath Chopper, very little ground clearance, and it didn't matter, they're over! They've turned turtle!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Storm 2 throws Chopper over

Chopper had been fully repaired after the damage sustained in the first round, but was immediately attacked and spun round by Storm 2 as the battle began. Storm 2 then shoved Chopper into an empty CPZ, slamming it into the wall so hard that the impact turned Chopper over, leaving it unable to self-right.

Shunt Chopper

Shunt axes the underside of Chopper

Storm 2 then pressed the pit release button, before allowing Refbot to finish counting Chopper out. Shunt dragged Chopper onto the Floor Flipper with his axe, where Chopper was thrown into the air and landed almost on the panel. Chopper was thrown a second time after Shunt repositioned it over the panel, flying across the length of the arena. It was then put onto the flame pit before finally being pitted by Shunt.

"Chopper, comes a cropper! Storm 2, they go storming on!"
Craig Charles at the end of the battle

Winner: Storm 2


Storm 2 vs ICUEdit

Storm II vs ICU

Storm 2's fatal ram on ICU


ICU's aerial (bottom left corner) falls loose

Straight away, Storm 2 collided with ICU, and this collision was enough to knock the aerial from the top of ICU, immobilising it. With only the weapons moving, ICU was defenceless, and Storm 2 gently nudged it toward Refbot. Refbot counted ICU out, and ICU was attacked by the House Robots. Mr. Psycho hammered the front of ICU, whilst Growler grabbed the axe.

Icu floor flipper new blood heat final

ICU is thrown by the Floor Flipper

Icu pitted new blood heat final

ICU is pitted

Mr. Psycho then attacked the rear of ICU with his hammer, before pushing it onto the floor flipper, throwing it into the reach of Mr. Psycho, where it was hammered once more. Growler grabbed one of the self-righting arms, and pushed ICU onto the drop zone, where it was attacked by a collection of balls. Storm 2 pushed the pit release, before Growler grabbed ICU, and pitted it, but that didn't stop Mr Psycho hammering it one last time.

"We described the robot originally as a 'full body hammer'..."
— The Storm team describe the reasons behind their lack of weapons

Heat Winner: Storm 2

"Now put it down on your list of chores, build a robot, and come on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off

Trivia Edit

  • Like Heat J of Series 5, every battle in this episode ended with the loser being pitted.
    • Additionally, there were no judges' decisions, much like Heats D and J of Series 5, and Heat G of Extreme Warriors: Season 2.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.