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For the Series 3 competitor, see Red Dragon.

Scrap Dragon was a competitor robot that attempted to qualify for Series 6 and Series 7 of Robot Wars. It failed to qualify for either series after losing its qualifier battles.

Design[]

Scrap Dragon during the Series 6 qualifiers

Scrap Dragon was a red wedged box-shaped robot designed to resemble a dragon. Its weapons were a small front lifter, a actuating head and mouth and a rear flywheel-powered flail which was meant to represent the dragon's 'tail'. The robot also featured a 'dragon's head' at the front which acted as a clamp, as well as a pair of wings with top-mounted spikes which acted as Scrap Dragon's srimech. Scrap Dragon was also initially armed with a flamethrower situated within its jaws, however due to the show's rules, this was removed before the qualifiers of Series 6.

Scrap Dragon just before the Series 6 Qualifiers

Qualification[]

Scrap Dragon (bottom-left) in its Series 6 qualifier

Scrap Dragon first attempted to qualify for Series 6, fighting The Stag, Shell Shock and Gyrobot in its qualifier battle. It initially started strongly, ramming into Shell Shock and The Stag before sustaining a hit from Gyrobot's rim. Scrap Dragon spun around before driving onto the dummy Floor Flipper and firing its flail, then temporarily lost mobility after driving into Shell Shock. It started moving again just as The Stag slammed it side-on and pushed it round in circles, before being hit by Gyrobot and attacking The Stag again. Scrap Dragon was eventually immobilised following another slam from Gyrobot, and lost the qualifier to The Stag, after both Shell Shock and Gyrobot also broke down during the battle. As a result, Scrap Dragon failed to qualify for the Sixth Wars.

A virtually unchanged Scrap Dragon returned to qualify for Series 7, but as before, it failed to qualify for the televised competition.

Series Record[]

Series Scrap Dragon Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify
The Seventh Wars Failed to qualify
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars[]

Scrap Dragon at Daventry Fighting Robots 2003

Scrap Dragon appeared at a few live events around the time of Robot Wars run and cancellation. It fought at the Daventry Roaming Robots event in May 2003, where it defeated Mayhem for its only victory. It also battled Dantomkia twice, losing both times, as well as Thor and 51.[1] Scrap Dragon had one fight at the Malvern 2003 event, which was a loss to Reptirron the Second in a battle also containing Ewe 2.

Scrap Dragon made its last known appearance during the Roaming Robots Winter Tour 2004, which also served as the UK Championships. While it was not a participant in the main competition, it made one appearance in a whiteboard battle during the third leg of the tour in Worcester. In the battle, Scrap Dragon again faced Ewe 2, fellow dragon-based robot Chompalot and Kronic the Wedgehog, with the latter winning the battle.

References[]

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