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"Beep beep! The Rohog's coming!"
Jonathan Pearce

Rohog was a robot that competed in Series 5 of Robot Wars. It lost its only battle against Sir Chromalot after breaking down, before being torn apart by Matilda and Sir Killalot.

Notably, in order to match the robot's colour of purple, the team wore purple shirts and ties.


"Wedge-like, with a fibreglass shell, bit like a mauve beetle, only 8 mile-an-hour top speeds, though, and a retractable fork which can lift 60 kilos."
— Jonathan Pearce describes Rohog

Rohog in the arena

Rohog was a purple box wedge shaped robot that resembled a beetle. It was armoured in fibreglass and its weapon was a retractable fork that reportedly could lift only 60kg. Also, it was slow at 6mph and it had poor reliability, the latter of which would cost it its only battle.


Rohog (foreground) in its qualifier battle with Tiny

Before its televised debut, a lighter version of Rohog attempted to qualify for the Fourth Wars. It faced Tiny in its qualifier battle. The winner of the fight is unknown, but both machines failed to qualify. Nevertheless, Rohog was successful in qualifying for the Fifth Wars after attending the live qualifiers.

Robot History[]

Series 5[]

Rohog's only appearance came in a Heat D first round battle against Robot Wars veterans, Sir Chromalot.

Rohog forces Sir Chromalot backwards

Rohog's immobilises itself

Rohog made an initial charge towards Sir Chromalot, which moved aside, but lost a decorative piece in the process. Rohog then charged into Sir Chromalot, before reversing into its opponent. Suddenly, Rohog darted across the arena floor and wedged its own weapon under the angle grinder. In doing so, Rohog left its body over the Flame Pit, and smoke soon began to gush out from the top of Rohog. With this surge into trouble, Rohog was unable to move away, and was swiftly counted out by Refbot. After the count was complete, Rohog was bumped away from its pinned position by Sir Chromalot, but it was too late for the smoking Rohog, which was clattered by Matilda's flywheel and then lifted up by the victorious Sir Chromalot. As Sir Killalot came over to join in with the punishment, Matilda decided to attack the beaten Rohog once again, mutilating its shell further.

"Well they say don't crush a beetle: if you crush a beetle, it'll rain and rain and rain. In Robot Wars, we're gonna have a downpour for centuries then."
— Jonathan Pearce

Rohog is speared and lifted

The destroyed Rohog

Sir Killalot then had his turn at damaging Rohog, as he crumpled its shell before placing it onto the Floor Flipper, where it was sent flying. This was followed up by one final crippling attack by Matilda and her flywheel, which sent Rohog's shell upwards temporarily, before Sir Killalot let the crippled Rohog fly from the Floor Flipper for a second time. Cease was called, and the remains of Rohog were left overturned, and eliminated.

"You can't bring in a feeble robot - not into Robot Wars"
— Jonathan Pearce as Rohog's torture finally ends.


Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat D, Eliminator vs. Sir Chromalot Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[]

Series Rohog Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Heat, Round 1
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


  • Team member Adam Burgess was absent for the recording of Rohog's heat.