Axe-Awe was a red, barrel-shaped robot from Team Iron-Awe with, as its name implies, an axe as its primary weapon. The axe was incredibly quick, retracting quicker than could be seen. It also featured a gas-powered flipper, a system which would later be repeated by both its successors, Iron-Awe 2 & 2.1. Axe-Awe was mostly made of packaging machinery parts. The base was a shortened version of the twin skinned aluminium affair that was used for Iron-Awe, this along with the motors and speed controllers were the only parts carried over from the previous model. It was slow at 8 mph and had quite a large turning circle.
Axe-Awe participated in Series 5 of Robot Wars, also competing in Extreme Series 1 as a Wild Card Warrior. After its famous exit from the Fifth Wars, where Wheely Big Cheese flipped it OotA from the centre of the arena, Axe-Awe was replaced by Iron-Awe 2, and kept for charity events only.
Robot History Edit
Axe-Awe singularly featured as a Wild Card Warrior in the first series of Extreme. It only fought in one battle, where it went up against Series 2 champions Panic Attack. In the battle, after a fairly sluggish start from both competitors, Axe-Awe approached Panic Attack, but missed with its initial axe blows, eventually landing a glancing blow, before Panic Attack slid beneath Axe-Awe in its trademark manoeuvre, using the arena side wall to help it do so. Panic Attack rolled Axe-Awe onto its back using its lifting forks, but Axe-Awe self-righted rather flamboyantly using its axe weapon. But before Axe-Awe could get away for a run, Panic Attack then rammed Axe-Awe into the arena side wall once again, sliding beneath the Wild Card Warrior again, before piggybacking Axe-Awe into the pit release button, and then dumping it into the Pit of Oblivion, declaring Panic Attack as the clear winner of the fight.
In Series 5, Axe-Awe's first round battle was never going to be a challenge as it was against a sacrificial robot in Granny's Revenge. Granny's Revenge drove in circles, desperately trying to run away from Axe-Awe, until Axe-Awe caught it in its stride, lightly hitting it with its axe and shoving it towards the CPZ occupied by house robot Sergeant Bash. A few seconds later, Granny's Revenge was engulfed in flames thanks to Sergeant Bash's flamethrower. Finally, after Sergeant Bash and Axe-Awe had punished Granny's Revenge enough, Granny's Revenge was then given room to run away, but she then got one of the wheels of her wheelchair caught in the pit. The Refbot then reversed into the burning Granny's Revenge, accidentally pushing it down the pit. For fun, Axe-Awe then pushed the Refbot into the pit on top of the burning Granny. Cease was finally called and Axe-Awe was through to the next round of the heat.
In the second round of the heat, Axe-Awe met the 10th seeds Wheely Big Cheese, another robot from Langport in Somerset. As soon as activate was sounded, the two robots met in the centre of the arena, where Axe-Awe axed down on Wheely Big Cheese, leaving only a mark on the titanium flipper. Wheely Big Cheese then slid underneath Axe-Awe, and flipped it about eight meters into the air and over the arena wall, eliminating Axe-Awe from the competition. This forever stood as the biggest ever flip in Robot Wars.
Axe-Awe made a few appearances during some charity events. It first fought Tornado, while still in its construction stage, it lost by being rammed about. However, Axe-Awe saw some success in the Wilsons Day event in 2001. It fought in at least two battles, the first was against Office Party whom it chased and eventually flipped over. The second was against the unlucky crowd favourite Draven, not much is known other than Axe-Awe had flipped Draven about and won after Draven lost mobility.
Although Axe-Awe made a small handful of combat appearances in 2014, Axe-Awe is primarily a static display at Robot Wars live events, alongside its successor, Iron-Awe 2.1.
|Robot Wars Extreme 1||Wild Card Warriors||Panic Attack||Lost|
|UK Robot Wars Series 5||Heat H||Eliminator||Granny's Revenge||Won|
|Semi-Final||(10) Wheely Big Cheese||Lost|
- Wins: 3
- Losses: 3