Kliptonite was a box wedge shaped robot that fought in Series 5 of Robot Wars. It was a grey stainless steel robot, with a plasma-welded shell. It was armed with a pneumatic axe and it could reach top speeds of 15 miles per hour. Kliptonite lost its only battle to another robot from the Isle of Sheppey, Major Tom.

Its name is a pun on the fictional element Kryptonite, the weakness of comic book superhero Superman. The team later entered Series 7 with the equally unsuccesful Diabolus.

Robot History Edit

In Heat J of the Fifth Wars, newcomers Kliptonite were drawn up against veterans Major Tom. In this battle, Kliptonite did not last long, as Major Tom cut welts in its sides and its own axe was unable to land successful blows. Kliptonite broke down relatively quickly, and it was shredded severely by Matilda. Sir Killalot and Matilda dealt more damage to it, before the defeated machine was dumped down into the pit of oblivion, eliminating Kliptonite from the competition.

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
UK Robot Wars Series 5 Heat J Eliminator Major Tom Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
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