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Team nameEdit

Personally, I would just call it either Team Nemesis or Team Diotoir, whichever one you think is better. They have a site for each robot, but they never seem to mention a team name. Christophee (talk) 00:29, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

What about Team Dublin? Toon Ganondorf (t c) 00:37, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Initially, we were called team Harkonnen (as in Dune) but we never really used it and were usually just called the Irish guys. -Pete

Name of Diotoir Edit

Sorry didn't put a title.

Diotoir was never known as Diotoir 2.

Except in Series 5 / Extreme 1. Helloher (Death is not my phone number) 19:12, December 3, 2009 (UTC)
Its like Evil Weevil 2 or Suicidal Tendencies 2, very uncommon, but still its official name. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 20:25, December 3, 2009 (UTC)

By technical definition, its a name the team uses. Therefore, it's worth using. CBFan (talk) 09:09, December 10, 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I wouldn't bother changing it to Diotoir 2 on any other page, but it's worth a mention on this one as it's a name the team did use. Christophee (talk) 13:34, December 10, 2009 (UTC)


We completely rebuilt Diotoir for the 5th wars and called it diotoir 2. Diotoir 1 was made of steel and diotoir 2 was aluminiun. The easiest way to tell the difference is that Diotoir 2 had the scoop on the front, diotoir 1 just had a bar with a kind of red square at the end of it. It was still rubbish after the rebuild :) - Pete

ImageEdit

I can't find any better pictures of the Extreme 2 Diotoir, so should we use the Series 5 one as the main image or just leave it as it is? ManUCrazy 00:10, January 16, 2010 (UTC)

TG put it there specifically because it was a picture of the newest version. Leave it for now, and let's hope someday we can find a better one. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 00:50, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
The only other image of Extreme 2 Diotoir I have seen is about the size of a thumbnail, because its an air shot of the arena? Llamaman201 (talk) 11:08, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
I think that the main image should be always be of a good quality (wherever possible), even if that means it's not the most recent. Panic Attack doesn't have the most recent image in its infobox. Christophee (talk) 18:38, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
Or Razer. In fact, the picture we have of Razer is its Series 2 model with its new wings...notice it doesn't have its rollers. CBFan (talk) 18:40, January 16, 2010 (UTC)

Does anyone know? Edit

Diotor has no sportmanship Awards.They had them confiscated after they sabotaged firestorm!OGREPOP 16:54, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

I doubt that's true. The sabotage of Firestorm was a set up, they didn't really do it.--Rammingspeed 17:11, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

Exactly, even when I was 10 and first watched it, I knew it was staged as an excuse for Diotoir to be beaten and set on fire by Firestorm. ManUCrazy (talk) 18:39, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

Nobody took away my award, I still have it. Maybe we lost the title, I dunno, but it was all staged for a laugh. -Pete

No fur? Edit

I noticed the recent statement that Diotoir couldn't enter Series 7 because of its fur covering, and to compete, it would have had to have it removed. Does anyone know, first of all, if this is actually true? And secondly, if it IS true, how did it affect Diotoir and not Killerkat? I mean, yes, Hodaf the Bad had fur, but only on select parts...but Killerkat was covered. CrashBash 12:43, May 12, 2011 (UTC)

I highly doubt this is true. On the Fighting Robot Forums (Link: http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=188&t=111) they said that there was no rule about mesh or fur being added for series 7, it seemed like an act on the producer's part to build up tension and controversy in the Bulldog Breed incident. Most likely The Diotoir team simiply chose not to compete, I can't see why they would reject a fan favourite over this and allow other robots with fur into the competition. Yes I know Stinger/T-Wrecks was a similar case, but that brings me to another point (see the talk for T-wrecs). TheStigisaRobot 14:39, May 12, 2011 (UTC)

Diotoir did not compete because bbc had dropped the program and it moved to channel 5. Channel 5 was not shown in Ireland at the time so we lost our sponsorship and were unable to travel to the uk. -Pete

The real reason? Edit

I think we've pretty much decided that the whole "banned fur" thing is not the reason why Diotoir was absent in Series 7. However, I think I might have uncovered another potential reason, one that I seem to recall reading about on the old Robot Wars forums (so, again, just like the whole "Disc-O-Inferno 15th seed" and "Razer vs Hypno-Disc People's Challenge", you're going to have to trust me on this for the moment).

Back in its early days, robots didn't neccessarily need to win a qualifier, or even compete in one, just to make it onto the show. If a robot looked good, then the producers would let it through...we know that Scorpion benefited from this in Series 4. But for Series 6, the rules were tightened, so that every robot had to go through a qualifier regardless. Then, and only then, would they be allowed to compete in Robot Wars itself.

I recall reading a comment on the old RW forums saying that Team Nemesis did not appear in Series 6 because they simply weren't able to travel all the way from Ireland to the UK for the qualifiers, then back to Ireland, then all the way back to the UK to compete, or something along those lines anyway....basically, it was the case of the team being unable to compete rather than being prevented by some rule about fur. Presumably, they didn't enter Series 7 for the same reason. This at least makes sense to me, because it doesn't disclude the fact that Teams Monad and Weld-Dor WERE still able to compete (presumably, they had the time). CrashBash (talk) 19:15, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

That theory does sound reasonsable, and plausible, and if you swear that you remember seeing that on a Robot Wars forum, then I don't why you can't put that on the article. However, I think it would be wise if we waited for some more views on the matter. Datovidny (talk) 20:19, March 30, 2012 (UTC)
It sounds a lot better than any of the previous theories. Do you perchance have the url to the Robot Wars forum? Even if the page is down I could do some salvage with the web archiver. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 19:27, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

No Series 6? Edit

Hi Pete, good to hear from you Thanks for all the info. Can you also enlighten us on why Diotoir wasn't in Series 6? 24.34.221.89 20:26, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

Second World Championship Edit

For some reason, the Second World Championship is completely missing from the Extreme 1 section of the Robot History. If somebody could write that up, I would very much appreciate it. Christophee (talk) 12:50, November 9, 2012 (UTC)

Before anyone else starts, I'm on it. Datovidny (talk) 12:52, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
Done. Datovidny (talk) 13:09, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'm really not sure why that was missing for so long. Christophee (talk) 13:41, November 9, 2012 (UTC)

The Times article Edit

Diotoir may look worse for wear but this is very exciting news!http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/war-veteran-looking-for-a-rematch-x9g86h2vm Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 13:52, September 19, 2016 (UTC)

Have you got the rest of the article? Can't read most of it if you're not a member. Combatwombat555 (talk) 16:47, September 19, 2016 (UTC)
I'm afraid I'm not a member ether. Is anyone else a member? Can they reveal the rest to us.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 17:04, September 19, 2016 (UTC)

Diotoir in the pits?Edit

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I screen printed this image

Whilst watching the final, I spotted this bot, given how it resembles Kadeena and the new Diotoir is a repurposed Kadeena, I feel like I spotted Diotoir. Sam (BAZINGA) 01:09, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
Yes I spotted it two--Harry Stormer (talk) 07:07, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
Technically it's not been confirmed (also if you want better shots of Diotoir watch the the interviews with Carbide in the Grand Final or even better see the officially released image by Metorn here: https://twitter.com/MentornMedia/status/940888216416194560 )Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 08:08, December 18, 2017 (UTC)

DIOTOIR TEASER!!!! Edit

Diotoir teaser from the BBC Website! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rqj40 Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 12:50, December 28, 2017 (UTC)

FMB World Cup Edit

According to this Reddit post, Team Nemesis are set to enter a new version of Diotoir into the upcoming FMB World Cup Final in China (26th-28th January). Apparently, it is to have a pneumatic flipper and HARDOX armour - one of the thread posts suggests that the team have bought Iron-Awe 7 for conversion... VulcansHowl 17:28, January 17, 2018 (UTC)

Antweight and toy Edit

Peter Redmond has given permission for a Diotoir Antweight called "Diotant" (https://www.facebook.com/ColonelMoogle/videos/2658761144349082/?stype=lo&jlou=Afc1MB9zG_xD_8aFgeSiswNpqLA0BvlQlCAp3LqCUWz4iovjL4ueS2LMxinBNjCyn8WxST_SMY3cFsJlw3wE7x0H6_52Bwqj3D0FoirN7a9E0w&smuh=52930&lh=Ac8N50r86-iy0I3F ) not only that Peter Redmond also revealed a reason as to why Diotoir never had a toy (or at least one with fur)

"We never had a toy. We were told they were afraid kids would set fire to it."
— Peter Redmond

Should these be mentioned on the article.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 07:41, October 15, 2018 (UTC)

I think it's all worthy of mention, perhaps the toy quote could go straight into the Appearances in Merchandise section. TOAST 08:44, October 15, 2018 (UTC)

Series 10 Main Image Edit

Diotoir 10 official
Diotoir 10

So we have two images here, both are good in their own right but both suffer from some major flaws. I was curious as to which is better to use as a main image, the official one was taken from the team picture and is a higher quality but the angle isn't the best as the weapon isn't showing. The cropped image of Diotoir in the pits is a better angle, has the flag but is a lower quality. Thoughts? Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 18:02, February 19, 2019 (UTC)

It's really tricky. One would say Diotoir's grin matters more than its spinning disc, but it is jarring just how invisible the disc is. Like you say, the quality difference is drastic. I'd like to hear what other people think. TOAST 18:52, February 19, 2019 (UTC)
If neither of these are good, then surely we can get a suitable screenshot from the episodes in the arena. We don't have issues with using screenshots from the preboot robots, so why should 1 reboot being an arena screenshot be an issue? Jimlaad43(talk) 19:30, February 19, 2019 (UTC)
Easier said than done.... Not only that, the quality will be bad and the reboot isn't really the best for arena shots with exception of a few (i.e. Shockwave and Thor) Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 20:03, February 19, 2019 (UTC)
How will an HD screenshot be bad quality? Jimlaad43(talk) 21:33, February 19, 2019 (UTC)
Well starters, there's never been any DVD release (so it ain't "HD" rather a "HQ" rip) plus if you've seen a lot of out UK vs RoTW, they're quite pixalated and blurry. Arguably the image on the right is from the "HD" rip and look at it... Also just been through the episode, and there's no way of getting a single shot that isn't where it's missing its fur or eyes,on fire of from a bad angle so that's out.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 06:53, February 20, 2019 (UTC)

I prefer the one cropped from the team image. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 09:55, February 20, 2019 (UTC)

I like the one on the right more. The one on the left feels too high in brightness levels, and the flat-facing camera angle is one I never am found of - especially in this case with the spinner. The image quality is evidently higher on the left, but that doesn't mean the quality on the right is insufficient to be a leading image either. NJGW (talk) 21:55, February 21, 2019 (UTC)

Oddly I think I've started to favour the one on the left. I don't really understand Nick's comment about the brightness level, that is the exact colour Diotoir's fur is meant to be, the right-hand side is the inaccurate one there. TOAST 22:06, February 21, 2019 (UTC)

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Compared to the darkness of red that Diotoir's fur has in the arena during fights, the official team photo is brighter. It's like they've used a flash on it. The fur gets noticeably more pale and pinky at the bottom of the mouth area, too. If it isn't seen as a problem all told and there's a consensus to use it, then no problem - but I don't like it personally. NJGW (talk) 00:21, February 22, 2019 (UTC)
I understand what Nick's trying to say but as it was a photoshoot, the lighting has to be bright enough for every detail to show and therefore the plain lighting is actually more accurate than the other because that one was in a dark pits area with the only lights being the lighting on the table beams. If the left one is the favourite and no one objects by tomorrow morning then it shall replace the other, that said I would ask anyone with better photo editing software to try and clear it up a bit, thanks.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 07:30, February 22, 2019 (UTC)

I have to say I prefer the one on the right. Honestly, there's not really that much difference quality wise and we have a pretty clear view of how Diotoir looks overall, especially with its weapon. CrashBash (talk) 08:11, February 22, 2019 (UTC)

FurEdit

Maybe the fur was used for entanglement. "yeah, after the match one of the Diotior team said something like "why do think we have it" when I commented on the fur jamming our blade.

Robin ex-Pussycat" In response to someone posing a question about the Fourth Wars: Celebrity Special. Adster1005 (talk) 13:24, August 7, 2019 (UTC)

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