Luzifer is a heavyweight robot from a German team, The Devil Crew. Luzifer can be seen as the spiritual successor to the incumbent German Robot Wars champion, Black Hole. After Robot Wars began its 12-year hiatus, a newly rebuilt Black Hole 2, with a much higher emphasis on pushing power, was sold to The Devil Crew, who rebuilt the robot as Luzifer in 2003. The 2016 build of Luzifer bears very little relation to the original Black Hole 2.
The name Luzifer is presumably based on the German interpretation of Lucifer, the name of the devil in Christian tradition.
It failed to qualify for the 2016 Series of Robot Wars.
Robot History Edit
Luzifer made its live events debut at the 2013 Robot Wars Championship in Portsmouth, where it lost in the heats to Beast on a judges' decision. It also represented Germany in a separate "European Challenge" against Gravity from the Netherlands and fellow German robot Tsunami, who Team Kaputo beat with Black Hole in the final of German Robot Wars. However, it lost this battle, allowing Tsunami to gain vengeance on its German compatriot.
Luzifer also competed in the 2015 Robot Wars World Championship at Colchester, representing Germany. It fought Dystopia, Gabriel and Toon Raider in its first round battle, but lost on a judges' decision despite surviving to the end of the fight. Luzifer would later represent Germany again in a six-way melee against Behemoth, Weird mAlice, Meggamouse, Ripper and AAK. Again, it lasted to the end of the battle, but lost the judges' decision to Ripper. Luzifer also participated in the Annihilator at the same event, alongside Beast 2, Brutus, Ka-Pow!, Ripper, Tomahawk and Toon Raider. However, it competed without its lifters, and was eliminated in the first round after getting flipped into the pit by Ripper. Luzifer otherwise appears quite irregularly at UK live events, as Team Kaputo still live in Germany.
In 2016, Luzifer made an appearance at the second Robot Wars Live Event at Portsmouth. It first fought in a three-way melee with Bullfrog and Gabriel, where Gabriel was flipped out of the arena and Luzifer became immobilised on its lifter after its wheels were lifted off the ground, before being pitted by Bullfrog. With its lifter damaged, Luzifer fought the rest of the event without it, its next battle being a four-way melee against Bullfrog, Cherub & Thorak. It performed better in this battle, surviving towards the end and nearly pitting Bullfrog. It then fought another three-way battle against Bullfrog and Gabriel, where it kept on getting itself stuck on the arena walls but survived the fight until the end.
It fought in 2012 but not much is known.
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 4