Piece De Resistance was the original robot of Team Death that competed in Series 2 of Robot Wars. Piece De Resistance was constructed from an old microwave - to insert motors, the team had to open the microwave door - and featured a flexi-lifting blade which originated from a snowshovel. This means that despite the wonky appearance, the weapon was fully functional, and could bend into other shapes, which it frequently did. It also featured spike weapons at the back and ran on tricycle wheels powered by windscreen wiper motors from a Mini.
Because it entered in Heat A of Series 2, Piece De Resistance débuted at the same time as new House Robot Sir Killalot. Piece De Resistance was the target of Mentorn showing off their new machine. Killalot lifted Piece De Resistance over the brick wall in the Gauntlet, and once Piece De Resistance had been eliminated in the Trial, Sir Killalot carried it around the arena and roasted it on the flame pit.
Due to Piece De Resistance progressing past the Gauntlet stage of its heat, it is the only robot from Team Death to progress past the first round of its heat.
Its name originates from a French term which translates into English literally as "piece of resistance", referring to the best part or feature of something (as in a meal), a show-piece, or highlight.
Robot History Edit
Piece De Resistance started with a series of rams to try and knock down the brick wall. Three attempts failed to get through the wall, and Matilda and Sir Killalot came at it from both sides, with Matilda raising it off the ground with its tusks. Sir Killalot picked up Piece De Resistance and lifted it over the wall. This gave Piece De Resistance a very small distance of 3.92m, which still managed to beat Caliban's, and put Piece De Resistance through.
Piece De Resistance moved sluggishly forward at the beginning of its Trial and despite the claim of its power being increased for this run, it was unable to make any impact on the skittles. It was attacked by Matilda and flipped on its side, leaving it with a score of zero, which cost it the place in the tournament.
|UK Robot Wars Series 2||Heat A||Gauntlet||3.8 m (5th) Qualified|
|Skittles||0 pins (5th) Eliminated|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1