Hippobotamus was in the shape of a yellow hippopotamus and retained the cutting disc weaponry. It was made mostly from salvaged parts; its shell was a plastic hippo sand pit, and its wheels came off a skateboard. This robot had a 2cm ground clearance and looked quite fragile, and performed poorly, losing in the first round of the Annihilator. The robot also entered Series 5 where it lost to Stinger. The team originally entered Fighting Torque in Extreme where it fought in the mayhem and lost, Hippobotamus was renamed after this robot for the Annihilator.
Robot History Edit
Due to Atomic taking tremendous damage from Hypno-Disc in its Heat in Series 5, it was forced to withdraw from the Annihilator and Hippobotamus was reinstated. The first round started brutally with all the robots charging into to each other. Hippobotamus sustained damage to its top armour. Napalm had been bashed and picked up by Sir Killalot. Disc-O-Inferno then ripped Hippobotamus to pieces and it was counted out.
Hippobotomus fought against fifth seeds Stinger in its opening battle. Its plastic armour was no match for Stinger's powerful mace, which pounded Hippobotomus repeatedly until the Hippo's plastic construction fell apart. Dead Metal then sliced through Hippobotomus' cover, but the fight went to the judges after Stinger drove into a CPZ; Stinger went through. After the fight, Ellen McBride was very distraught about the grievous amount of damage caused to her team's robot. The crowd booed Team Stinger for making a little girl cry, so they made it up to her by giving her a cardboard prototype of Stinger's weapon, which the distraught Ellie used to prod Team Stinger.
|Robot Wars Extreme 1
(As Fighting Torque)
(in place of Atomic)
|UK Robot Wars Series 5||Heat C||Eliminator||(5) Stinger||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 2