The Spider was an Extreme-only competitor, as it fought exclusively in the first series of Robot Wars Extreme. Built by Team Tarantula, whom had built Robocow and failed to qualify for Series 4 with Son of Robocow, it was considered as a newcomer when it competed in the Wild Card Warrior and Mayhem competitions. It lost both of these respective battles to Behemoth and Napalm 2, the latter along with Gemini.
The Spider was a white long invertible reverse wedge-shaped robot with a steel frame and an insignia of a spider on it, as well as a hanging spider mascot on the aerial. The robot was armed a set of vertically rotating spikes powered by a TRANS advanced starter motor.
Much like its predecessor Robocow, The Spider was too close to the weight limit and as a result was forced to remove some of its armour, leaving its chassis and internals very exposed. This proved to be costly in its Mayhem, as its motors burnt out after driving over the Flame Pit.
Extreme Series 1Edit
The Spider's first appearance in Robot Wars Extreme saw it get placed up against former Semi-Finalists Behemoth in a Wild Card Warrior battle. In the battle, The Spider's weaponry had little effect on Behemoth's thick front lifting scoop, so it could cause no damage whatsoever. It was a matter of seconds before Behemoth flipped The Spider over and forced the Wild Card Warrior back towards the arena side wall, where one of its now-downward spinning blades got hooked on the arena wall, leaving it trapped. Behemoth then came in, forced The Spider up against the wall as it hit it once with the Axe, before hoisting it up over the wall and out of the arena with its lifting scoop- declaring Behemoth the winner and meaning The Spider had failed its challenge.
- "Has one of the spidery-type legs let it down? I don't know whether it's balanced anymore, The Spider, I don't think it's going ANYWHERE! Incy Wincy Spidey, comes to a grisly end!"
- — Jonathan Pearce as Behemoth hoists The Spider over the wall
The Spider then later appeared in a Mayhem qualifier battle, where it was placed up against two experienced machines in Napalm 2 and Gemini, this was for a right to fight in the second annihilator of the series. In the battle, after attacking Napalm side-on with its weaponry, The Spider carelessly drove onto the flame pit, and its exposed engines burnt out due to the heat from the flames. This left The Spider immobilised, and was later counted out by the Refbot, eliminating it from the battle. As Gemini was then counted out, The Spider was placed onto the arena floor flipper by the house robots, and flipped just before cease was called.
|THE SPIDER - RESULTS|
|Mayhem & Annihilator|
|Mayhem Qualifier||vs. Gemini, Napalm 2||Lost|
Wild Card Warriors
|Wild Card Warriors||vs. Behemoth||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 2
|Main Series||The Spider Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Entered with Robocow|
|The Fourth Wars||Failed to qualify with Son of Robocow|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 2||Did not enter|
- All three of the teams The Spider fought - Team Make Robotics, Dartford Girls Grammar and Team Mace - were Semi-Finalists in Series 2, the latter with Mace.