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- "...Wowot didn't last long...we liked what we saw, a striking design"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Wowot was Adam Clark's entry for Series 5 of Robot Wars. It was a uniquely designed robot which was defeated in the first round by Lambsy following a run-in with Sir Killalot, despite leading on aggression and control throughout most of the battle. It was nominated for the Best Design award in Series 5, but lost out to Razer.
Wowot also entered the International Championship in the second season of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors, representing the UK with Dan Danknick of Team Delta joining Adam Clark, but there it lost out to fellow British robot Tornado. Adam Clark and Team Delta had previously collaborated to build and enter The Mangulator in the UK Series 4 War of Independence as an American representative and in the MTV Pilot but lost in the first round each time.
Wowot boasted a unique design and weapon, being a wedge-shaped robot based on a crane and featuring a large set of 18" grabbing jaws mounted on a crane arm as its weapon. The jaws were designed to grab hold of other robots as the arm hoisted them up. The robot was painted grey with yellow and black hazard markings on the top armour panels, although the hydraulics used to power its jaws and crane arm were left exposed.
- "This is called 'Wowot' because his young son says "robot" that way."
- — Jonathan Pearce on the origins of the name
The name Wowot was chosen by Adam Clark in reference to his young son, who pronounced the word robot more closely to 'Wowot' at that age.
The fight started with Wowot trying to clamp onto Lambsy, but only succeeding in knocking the toy sheep off. Shunt then grabbed the sheep with its axe and started to play with it. Lambsy was looking very sluggish and Wowot clamped down and pushed its opponent from behind and towards the flame pit. Lambsy managed to slip free from Wowot's grip and tried to wedge under its front, but Wowot quickly reversed away, and then it rammed Lambsy into Sir Killalot. Meanwhile Lambsy's mascot had been burned by Shunt. Then, Wowot and Lambsy escaped from the CPZ, with Wowot clamping down again while at the same time was outpushed by Lambsy, as it arced Wowot back round towards the lip of the same CPZ, where it accidentally drove into Sir Killalot, who used its claw to crumple Wowot.
- "This would be a real turn-up for the books, because Adam Clark was well in command over Ian Lockhart and his machine."
- — Jonathan Pearce as Wowot is pinched by Sir Killalot
Sir Killalot then paraded around with Wowot in its grasp, eventually dropping it. However Wowot had broken down due to the damage and was counted out. It was then flipped by the floor flipper and pitted.
At the end of the series, Wowot was nominated for the Best Design Award, but lost out to previous two time winner Razer. However Adam Clark did win the Best Design Award the following series with 259.
US Season 2Edit
Wowot was drawn against Tornado in the International Championship, in a battle between two UK representatives.
Wowot was immediately shoved into the CPZ by Tornado, where Sir Killalot and Sgt. Bash set upon it, and Sgt. Bash sunk his claw into Wowot's front, destroying Wowot's battery. Tornado used its drum to tear away at Wowot's rear, before opening the pit and shoving it down. This was the last appearance of Wowot, but at this event, Adam Clark found inspiration in Cyclone for his next robot, 259.
|WOWOT - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat B, Eliminator||vs. Lambsy||Lost|
Representing UK, Round 1
|Round 1||vs. Tornado (UK)||Lost|
- UK Wins: 0
- UK Losses: 1
- US Wins: 0
- US Losses: 1
|Main Series||Wowot Series Record|
|The First Wars||Entered with Vector of Armageddon|
|The Second Wars||Entered with Corporal Punishment|
|The Third Wars|| Entered with Corporal Punishment|
Not selected with Bone
|The Fourth Wars||Missed qualifiers with Twister|
|The Fifth Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|The Sixth Wars||Entered with 259|
|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 1||Did not enter|
|Series 2||Entered with 259 (Middleweight)|
NOTE: 259-Horizontal and The Skinner may have attempted to enter Series 7 and 9 respectively, but this is not confirmed
|US Series||Wowot Series Record|
|Season 1||Did not enter|
|Season 2||International Championship, Round 1|
|Nickelodeon||Did not enter|
- Adam Clark had planned to paint one of Wowot's teeth gold for each battle it won, however he never got the chance.
- Both robots that beat Wowot fought each other in Series 7 and qualified together in their first round battle in that series.
- In Series 5, the image of Wowot was cropped incorrectly on its statistics board.
- Wowot was one of two of Adam Clark's robots to appear in more than one series, the other being Corporal Punishment.
- Best Design Award - Robot Wars: The Fifth Wars