For the Swiss robot that competed in the European and World Championships, see Snake Bite (Swiss).

Snake Bite was an American competitor robot that fought in Season 2 of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It reached the second round of the US Championship before being eliminated by Probophobia. Snake Bite then fought in the Robot Rebellion, and defeated Paul Bunyan and Rosie the Riveter 2 in back-to-back victories to earn a battle against the House Robots, where it was pitted by Sir Killalot.

Design[edit | edit source]

Snake Bite in the arena

Snake Bite was a six-wheel drive, invertible box-shaped robot with a front wedge and sloped sides, bearing a strong resemblance to the World Champion, Storm 2. It was painted green with yellow spots to resemble a snake, and was armed with two static[1] "fangs" on the front wedge to hold robots in place.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Snake Bite faced Joker and the reigning champion Panzer Mk 4 in Round 1 of Heat A.

Snake Bite is pushed by Panzer Mk 4

Snake Bite largely ignored Joker, and focused on the reigning champion, although it was outsped, and was mostly pushed around by Panzer Mk 4. However, it did expose its ground clearance a few times, and Joker made little impact on the battle, so when time expired, both Snake Bite and Panzer Mk 4 qualified on a Judges' decision.

Snake Bite is lifted into the air

Snake Bite is pitted

Snake Bite then faced Probophobia in Round 2, and despite a pre-match fist-fight spurred on by Team Viper's remarks about its opponent's weapon, comparing them to goal posts, the battle began. However, Snake Bite lost promptly after Probophobia skewered its probes through two of Snake Bite's wheel wells. Probophobia carried Snake Bite aloft with its forks, then to the pit, where it finally lowered it in.

Snake Bite also took part in that season's Robot Rebellion, where it fought for a chance to compete against the House Robots. In the first round, it faced Paul Bunyan. After a pushing match, Paul Bunyan was caught by the House Robots and thrown out of the arena by Sir Killalot, allowing Snake Bite to go through.

Matilda attacks both robots with her flywheel

In the second round it faced Rosie the Riveter who started pushing Snake Bite around the arena before Snake Bite pushed Rosie The Riveter into the CPZ where Matilda came in and hit both robots with her flywheel. Both robots continued pushing each other until time ran out and Snake Bite won the judges' decision based on aggression.

Sir Killalot pits Snake Bite

Snake Bite teamed up with Snookums to face Dead Metal and Shunt in the final round. At the beginning, Shunt put its axe into Snake Bite's top and dragged it by the wheel well into the pit release button. As Snookums stabbed Shunt in the side, Snake Bite drove into the side of Dead Metal and upended it. Dead Metal responded by burying its saw into Snake Bite's side several times. As Sir Killalot entered the arena and spun Snookums around, Snake Bite shoved Shunt into the arena wall before ramming Sir Killalot as it spun Snookums again. Snake Bite rammed Sir Killalot again but was useless against Sir Killalot who grabbed its side, lifted it up and performed its spin trick, sending Snake Bite crashing to the floor. As Snookums was crushed by an organ in the Drop Zone, Sir Killalot grabbed Snake Bite again and sent it as well as several organ pieces into the Pit.

Results[edit | edit source]

SNAKE BITE - RESULTS
Season 2
US Championship
Heats, Round 2
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Joker, Panzer Mk 4 Qualified
Heat A, Round 2 vs. Probophobia Lost
Robot Rebellion
Lost Final Rebellion (with Snookums)
Round 1 vs. Paul Bunyan Won
Round 2 vs. Rosie the Riveter 2 Won
Rebellion vs. Dead Metal, Shunt & Sir Killalot Lost

Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 3

Series Record[edit | edit source]

US Series Snake Bite Series Record
Season 1 Did not enter
Season 2 Heat, Round 2
Nickelodeon Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]

The team entered Robotica with Viper, the robot from which the team got its name, which made it to the finals of the first season after beating Panzer MK1, the first model of the future double champion of Extreme Warriors, in its heat. It returned in the third season as Viper Revision 2 but lost in its heat.

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [1] Eyewitness account of fangs being static
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