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

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. The Kraken fared no better than either version of Victor, however, losing in Round 2 of Series 7 to Thermidor 2.

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 into it. Cobra seemed to be immobile anyway though. Pinser then gripped Cobra and pulled it away, but the arena flames set something on fire in Pinser and it stopped moving. Both robots were then put under the drop zone and eliminated, putting The Kraken through with Kronic the Wedghog. In the next round it faced Thermidor 2, and Thermidor 2 immediately flipped 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 flipped 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 the pit and tried to flip it down, but The Kraken flew the wrong way and escaped. However The Kraken couldn't do anything to fight back and Thermidor 2 just flipped it around even more, eventually putting The Kraken 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

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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