Bonk, alternatively titled Bonk!, is a heavyweight robot built by Team Mute, which competed in the 2016 series of Robot Wars. It lost its Group Battle after it was immobilised by Carbide and flipped over by Behemoth, the pneumatics system for its axe malfunctioning due to the cold temperatures of the arena.
Team Mute also intended to enter the 2016 series with Mute, which competed in Series 7 of the original Robot Wars as well as the New Blood Championship in the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. However, they could not complete Mute in time, as its new batteries and speed controllers were making its motors too warm, requiring more testing than the time allowed.
Robot History Edit
Following on from a lot of live event success enjoyed by Mute, Bonk made its Robot Wars debut at the Winter Tour of 2013. However, it lost in the first round. Bonk later appeared in the UK championship 2013 where it withdrew from the first round battle. It later made various appearances in multiple live events where it had mixed success. In 2013 it won the "Best Newcomer" award.
Bonk appeared in Episode 1, fighting Carbide and The General, as well as re-matching Behemoth in its first round melee. When the battle begun, Bonk saw Carbide as an immediate threat, and rammed into the back of it at full speed. It fired its axe to attack Carbide, but the axe became stuck in this position. This was due to the low temperatures of the arena causing Bonk's CO2 system to freeze, leaving Bonk at an immediate disadvantage. Bonk was chased by Behemoth, where Bonk then became trapped on an arena spike, which held it above the ground momentarily. Despite the lack of a weapon or srimech after its axe failure, Bonk continued to contribute, and tried to pin Behemoth down when it flipped itself over. Bonk pushed Carbide aside, and shrugged off an attack from The General. However, when Carbide charged in to attack The General's tyre, Bonk was hit by the same blow, and was immobilised by a big hit. Behemoth pushed Bonk over the flame pit, and turned it over, where it officially started being counted out. CO2 vented from Bonk, as it was hit by Carbide twice more. Cease was called, and Bonk was eliminated, leaving Team Mute's record against Behemoth at one-a-piece.
|2013 UK Winter Tour||White Board Battles||N/A||Behemoth
|2013 UK Heavyweight Championship||Heat H||N/A||Iron-Awe 5
|UK Robot Wars Gloucester 2014||N/A||N/A||Dystopia
|UK Robot Wars 2016||Episode 1||Group Battle||Behemoth
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 6