Widow's Revenge was a competitor robot from Series 5 of Robot Wars. It was built by the "Robot Widows", a team of female roboteers who were sick of the amount of time their partners spent working on their robot. It was a simple box-wedge shaped robot with a white and pink colour scheme and armed with a small spinning disc on the front and a spinning drum on the back. The team described it as "a fridge on wheels with a rolling pin weapon", and built the robot as part of raising the awareness of cancer.
On the show, the Widow's Revenge team all pretended to be the wives of the Razer team, but this is not entirely true. Of the original team members, Team Captain Gillie Blood was the fiancee of Ian Lewis, and the sister of Vinnie Blood. The other two team members were not linked to Team Razer, but Emily Cathcart, the girlfriend of Vinnie Blood, joined the team when Jenny Smith fell ill.
Robot History Edit
Widow's Revenge took on Sumpthing in its first battle. It bumped into Sumpthing, with both robots weapons causing little damage to each other. After some pushing around, Sumpthing activated the pit, but before it could attempt to push Widow's Revenge down, Sumpthing broke down and the fight went to the judges, who put Widow's Revenge through to face Razer in one of the most memorable battles of the Fifth Wars.
The match was punctuated by taunts; at one point the Robot Widows caricatured their 'other halves' as "Bald Boy", "Weasel" and "Potato Features". Jonathan Pearce, however, speculated that the Razer team had given their spouses some "duff advice" on robot-building. Widow's Revenge was immobilized as soon as Razer made the first puncture - its own metal frame touched the electronics, which caused the entire system to short out. In spite of this, Razer took several more bites - an act of retribution for the disparaging comments the Robot Widows had made before the match. The top panel was crushed, leaving the electronics exposed and the top frame bent. Razer pushed the Robot Widow's machine onto the flame pit, before pushing it towards the top right CPZ, where Widow's Revenge was counted out. Matilda then hit Widow's Revenge with her flywheel several times, smashing and mangling its chassis. Widow's Revenge was then tossed by the Floor Flipper, somehow managing to wedge it open, before being pushed towards the pit by Razer. However, Razer ended up driving in itself (much to the delight of the Robot Widows) as Widow's Revenge was not at the right angle to fall down; regardless, Widow's Revenge were out of the competition.
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- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1