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==Robot History==
 
==Robot History==
 
===Series 7===
 
===Series 7===
The Kraken spent most of its first battle against [[Cobra]], [[Pinser]] and [[Kronic the Wedgehog]] chasing the other robots, but it eventually got to grips with Cobra and crushed its armour. However, Cobra had seemed to be immobile before The Kraken's attack. Pinser then gripped Cobra and pulled it away, and in doing this drove over the flame pit at the same time. This set fire to the internals of Pinser and immobilised it. The two eliminated robots, Pinser and Cobra who were still locked together, were then thrown by the arena flipper before being placed under the drop zone were a TV was dropped on the two , putting The Kraken through with Kronic the Wedgehog. In the next round it faced Thermidor 2, and Thermidor 2 immediately turned The Kraken over and then flipped it against the arena side wall, bending The Kraken's pneumatic pincer. The Kraken was able to self-right, but Thermidor 2 tossed it over many more times, coming very close to flipping it out of the arena on a couple of occasions. Thermidor 2 then activated the pit and pushed The Kraken towards it. Thermidor 2 then tried to flip The Kraken in, but The Kraken flew the wrong way and escaped. However The Kraken couldn't do anything to fight back and Thermidor 2 continued to throw it around the arena, eventually succeeding in pushing it down the pit.
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The Kraken spent most of its first battle against [[Cobra]], [[Pinser]] and [[Kronic the Wedgehog]] chasing the other robots, but it eventually got to grips with Cobra and crushed its armour. However, Cobra had seemed to be immobile before The Kraken's attack. Pinser then gripped Cobra and pulled it away, and in doing this drove over the flame pit at the same time. This set fire to the internals of Pinser and immobilised it. The two eliminated robots, Pinser and Cobra who were still locked together, were then thrown by the arena flipper before being placed under the drop zone were a TV was dropped on the two, putting The Kraken through with Kronic the Wedgehog. In the next round it faced Thermidor 2, and Thermidor 2 immediately turned The Kraken over and then flipped it against the arena side wall, bending The Kraken's pneumatic pincer. The Kraken was able to self-right, but Thermidor 2 tossed it over many more times, coming very close to flipping it out of the arena on a couple of occasions. Thermidor 2 then activated the pit and pushed The Kraken towards it. Thermidor 2 then tried to flip The Kraken in, but The Kraken flew the wrong way and escaped. However The Kraken couldn't do anything to fight back and Thermidor 2 continued to throw it around the arena, eventually succeeding in pushing it down the pit.
 
{{quote|Kraken takes a right good smacken'!|[[Craig Charles]] on the battle}}
 
{{quote|Kraken takes a right good smacken'!|[[Craig Charles]] on the battle}}
   
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{{Battle|Heat J, Round 2|[[Thermidor 2]] ''(14)''|Lost}}
 
{{Battle|Heat J, Round 2|[[Thermidor 2]] ''(14)''|Lost}}
 
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[[File:The_Kraken_after_Robot_Wars.jpg|thumb|The Kraken after Robot Wars. This version was last seen fighting in 2004.]]
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[[File:The Kraken after Robot Wars.jpg|thumb|The Kraken after Robot Wars. This version was last seen fighting in 2004.]]
 
===Wins/Losses===
 
===Wins/Losses===
 
*Wins: 1
 
*Wins: 1

Revision as of 14:19, January 14, 2014

"This is one of the most scary robots I've seen today"
Jayne Middlemiss

The Kraken was the second robot constructed by Team Victor, and completely different from its predecessor. It was a very long box wedge shaped robot with two vertical crushing arms: a pneumatic arm held its opponent in place for the hydraulic arm to pierce into the armour. However, its own armour was light, despite its destructive weaponry. It was driven by a single drive motor which steers through a differential and brake system. The Kraken fared no better than either version of Victor, losing in Round 2 of Series 7 to Thermidor 2.

The team claimed that The Kraken had been built over two years, and was intended to enter The Sixth Wars, but it wasn't completed in time for then.

Robot History

Series 7

The Kraken spent most of its first battle against Cobra, Pinser and Kronic the Wedgehog chasing the other robots, but it eventually got to grips with Cobra and crushed its armour. However, Cobra had seemed to be immobile before The Kraken's attack. Pinser then gripped Cobra and pulled it away, and in doing this drove over the flame pit at the same time. This set fire to the internals of Pinser and immobilised it. The two eliminated robots, Pinser and Cobra who were still locked together, were then thrown by the arena flipper before being placed under the drop zone were a TV was dropped on the two, putting The Kraken through with Kronic the Wedgehog. In the next round it faced Thermidor 2, and Thermidor 2 immediately turned The Kraken over and then flipped it against the arena side wall, bending The Kraken's pneumatic pincer. The Kraken was able to self-right, but Thermidor 2 tossed it over many more times, coming very close to flipping it out of the arena on a couple of occasions. Thermidor 2 then activated the pit and pushed The Kraken towards it. Thermidor 2 then tried to flip The Kraken in, but The Kraken flew the wrong way and escaped. However The Kraken couldn't do anything to fight back and Thermidor 2 continued to throw it around the arena, eventually succeeding in pushing it down the pit.

"Kraken takes a right good smacken'!"
Craig Charles on the battle

Results

THE KRAKEN - RESULTS
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 2
Heat J, Round 1 vs. Pinser, Kronic the Wedgehog, Cobra Qualified
Heat J, Round 2 vs. Thermidor 2 (14) Lost
The Kraken after Robot Wars

The Kraken after Robot Wars. This version was last seen fighting in 2004.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series Record

  • Series 1: Did not enter
  • Series 2: Entered with Victor
  • Series 3: Entered with Victor 2
  • Series 4-6: Did not enter
  • Series 7: Heat, Round 2
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