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Widow's Revenge was a competitor robot from Series 5 of Robot Wars. It was built by the "Robot Widows", a team of female roboteers who were sick of the amount of time their partners spent working on their robot. It was a simple box-wedge shaped robot with a pink and white colour scheme and armed with a small spinning disc on the front and a spinning drum on the back. The team described it as "a fridge on wheels with a rolling pin weapon". The women made the robot as part of raising the awareness for cancer.

Because Widow's Revenge was placed in the same heat as Razer, and met it in the second round, the Robot Widows pretended to be the Razer team's other halves. Though Widow's Revenge had no actual association with Razer, Vincent Blood's girlfriend Emily stepped in as a third team member after one of the Robot Widows, Captain Jenny Smith, fell ill.

After Robot Wars ended, Jenny Smith captained and built a featherweight called Pillow Torque, which still fights today.

Robot History

Series 5

Widow's Revenge bumped into Sumpthing, with both robots weapons causing little damage to each other. After some pushing around, Sumpthing activated the pit, but before it could attempt to push Widow's Revenge down, Sumpthing broke down and the fight went to the judges, who put Widow's Revenge through to face Razer in one of the most memorable battles of the Fifth Wars.

The match was punctuated by taunts; at one point the Robot Widows caricatured their 'other halves' as "Bald Boy", "Weasel" and "Potato Features". Jonathan Pearce, however, speculated that the Razer team had given their spouses some "duff advice" on robot-building. Widow's Revenge was immobilized as soon as Razer made the first puncture - its own metal frame toughing the electronics caused the entire system to short out. In spite of this Razer took several more bites - an act of retribution for the disparaging comments the Robot Widows had made before the match.

"The ribbing they gave us in the pits was terrible, and their machine wasn't too hot either, so we decided that we would really make them suffer for those comments"
— Vincent Blood on the "Ultimate Warrior Collection" video.

Matilda then hit Widow's Revenge with her flywheel several times, smashing and mangling its chassis. Widow's Revenge was then tossed by the Floor Flipper, somehow managing to wedge it open, before being pushed towards the pit by Razer. However, Razer ended up driving in itself (much to the delight of the Robot Widows) as Widow's Revenge was not at the right angle to fall down; regardless, Widow's Revenge were out of the competition.

Results

WIDOW'S REVENGE - RESULTS
Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat K, Eliminator vs. Sumpthing Won
Heat K, Semi-Final vs. Razer (4) Lost

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series Record

  • Series 1-4: Did not enter
  • Series 5: Heat, Round 2
  • Series 6-7: Did not enter
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