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M2

M2 was a robot that competed in Series 7 of Robot Wars. It reached the Series Semi-Finals of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars.

The exact reason behind M2's name is unclear. Craig Charles implied that it was named after the English motorway, although it is plausible that it stands for Mincer 2, based on the fact that the team failed to qualify for Series 4 with a robot named Mincer. The team's website names M2 as the successor to Mincer, but whether this means it is a sequentially named robot is not clear.

Robot History Edit

M2 competed in Heat A of the Seventh Wars, and made a strong start to its heat against Tiberius 3, Shell Shock and Vader in the first round. Despite being the only newcomer in this battle, M2 still dominated the battle, by flipping the other robots around with its powerful flipper. It singled out Shell Shock, flipping it over onto its side. Before Shell Shock could then self-right using its side self-righting arms, M2 threw it into the arena side wall, and then out of the arena, making M2 the first robot to do this in Series 7. M2 quickly followed up this success by dispatching the immobilised Vader in the same way, but not before Vader had smashed part of M2's flipper, which took urgent repairs in the pit. This put M2 through to the next round along with Tiberius 3, after the repairs were made in the pits, M2 was then put up against the number 9 seeds Pussycat.

In this battle, M2's thick shell protected it from any more than superficial damage from Pussycat's blade, Pussycat could only scratch the shell of M2. It attempted to flip Pussycat out of the arena several times, but failed to succeed. It managed to get Pussycat stuck on its side towards the end, with Pussycat only recovering as cease was called, the battle resulted in a judges' decision, but the judges gave the victory to M2, sending the newcomers through to the Heat Final, where they were up against Tiberius 3 for the second time in the heat.

In the Heat Final, M2 was seized by Tiberius 3, being crushed by the powerful beak. It broke away, but it soon became apparent to the team that M2 had a punctured tyre, and was driving to the right on every move. The drivers managed to recover by using gentle movements and controlled M2 into a powerful flip, which caused Tiberius 3 to land in the pit. This put M2 through to the Series Semi-Finals.

In the Semi-Finals, M2 was drawn up against the more experienced Atomic machine in the first round, as Atomic was larger and had a more powerful flipper, as well as having more experience, M2 went into this battle as the underdogs. Despite the size disadvantage, M2 put up a good fight, almost flipping Atomic out of the arena. However, towards the end of the fight, both were wearing down and M2 was ultimately pinned against the arena side wall and was then flipped out of the arena by Atomic, eliminating M2 from the competition.

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
Robot Rumble 2001 Debenham Morning Session - Fight 1 Wolverine

Dantomkia

Won
Morning Session - Fight 2 Humphrey Lost
Afternoon Session - Fight 1 Onslaught

Chip

Won
Afternoon Session - Fight 2 Onslaught Lost
Robots@War 2001 Wilsons Day Heat Big Pants Won
Semi-Final Wolverine Lost
Dutch Robot Games 2001 UK Competition Heat Dantomkia Won
Semi-Final Wolverine Lost
Robo Mania 2001 Brighton Heat St. Agro Won
Quarter-Final Wheely Big Cheese Won
Semi-Final Tornado Lost
Robot Rumble 2002 Worthing Saturday Morning Session - Heat Cassius 3 Won
Saturday Morning Session - Quarter-Final Plunderbird 4 Won
Saturday Morning Session - Semi-Final Dantomkia Won
Saturday Morning Session - Final Tornado Lost
Sunday Morning Session - Heat Sumpthing Won
Sunday Morning Session - Quarter-Final Chaos 2 Won
Sunday Morning Session - Semi-Final Dominator 2 Lost
Roaming Robots 2002 Gaydon Friendly Battle Leveller 2 Won
Friendly Battle Nasty Humphrey

Stinger

Won
Roaming Robots 2002 War in the Wolds - Louth Friendly Battle Stinger Won
Friendly Battle Dantomkia

Nasty Humphrey

Won
Friendly Battle Dantomkia

Roobarb

Lost
Friendly Battle Roobarb

Thor

Won
Robot Crusade 2003 Enginuity Heat Bulldog Breed

Hydra

Lost
Friendly Fight Firestorm 5 Lost
Friendly Battle Dantomkia Won
Friendly Battle Dantomkia Won
Friendly Battle Bulldog Breed Lost
Robot Rumble 2003 Debenham Fight 1 Splinter Won
Fight 2 Roobarb

Barbaric Response

Lost
Fight 3 Pussycat

Tough As Nails

Won
Fight 4 Bulldog Breed Unknown
Roaming Robots 2003 Red Nose Day Friendly Fight Dominator 2

Hells Teeth

Lost
Friendly Fight Hells Teeth Lost
Big Melee Dantomkia

G-Man, Raging Knightmare

Bulldog Breed, Leveller 2

Lost
Big Melee Behemoth

Dantomkia, Cruncher

Pussycat

Lost
Friendly Fight Corkscrew Won
Roaming Robots 2003 Newark Friendly Fight The Grim Reaper

Velocirippa

Won
Friendly Fight Kan-Opener

Herbinator

Lost
Friendly Fight Mute

Judge Shred 3

Won
UK Robot Wars - Series 7 Heat A Eliminator Shell Shock

Tiberius 3

Vader

Qualified
Semi-Final (9) Pussycat Won
Heat Final Tiberius 3 Won
Semi-Final 2 Round 1 Atomic Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 1
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