Tridentate was a competitor robot that fought exclusively in Series 6 of Robot Wars. It was eliminated in the first round in its only appearance after sustaining damage from Disc-O-Inferno, which the team expressed concerns about prior to the battle.
Throughout its appearance, Tridentate’s team wore white lab coats, with Steve Mitchell also wearing a white and black face mask. Their sinister appearance attracted particularly humorous responses from Philippa Forrester and Jonathan Pearce.
Tridentate had previously failed to qualify for Series 5 under the name Trident (not to be confused with the Series 3 Semi-Finalist of the same name), losing its qualifier battle to Viking (which also failed to qualify), Immortalis and S.M.I.D.S.Y..
Robot History Edit
Tridentate competed in Heat L, and faced Behemoth, Derek 2 and Disc-O-Inferno in its first round battle. Despite its small size, it started aggressively, charging into the side of Behemoth as the latter threw Derek 2 onto its back, but was hit from the side by Disc-O-Inferno’s disc, causing damage to one of its tracks. Tridentate spun around and lifted itself with its spikes, before ramming Derek 2 and dodging Disc-O-Inferno. It then charged at Disc-O-Inferno as the latter immobilised Behemoth on one side, only to be hit by Disc-O-Inferno a second time, which bent one of its side panels into a sprocket, causing its right-hand track to lock up. Another hit immobilised Tridentate completely, and Tridentate began smoking after Disc-O-Inferno hit it again. Despite Behemoth appearing to have become immobilised earlier on, Tridentate was counted out by Refbot, repeatedly lifting and lowering its spikes in an attempt to signal mobility, but to no avail. Shunt and Sir Killalot proceeded to push Tridentate and the also-eliminated Derek 2 onto the Floor Flipper, with Tridentate being launched vertically and landing on the flipper. It was thrown again – this time being thrust into Shunt’s scoop – before being pushed towards the pit by Shunt and using its spikes to slip into it behind Behemoth, which had also been pitted beforehand. This eliminated Tridentate from the Sixth Wars.
|UK Robot Wars Series 5||Qualifier||N/A||Immortalis
|UK Robot Wars Series 6||Heat L||Eliminator||Behemoth
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1