Prince of Darkness was a box-wedge shaped robot that competed in the last heat of Series 1 of Robot Wars. It was built in under 5 hours and was armoured in wood. However, it performed well in the Gauntlet and Trials to reach the Arena stage of its only appearance, losing to the eventual heat winner, T.R.A.C.I.E.. It was surprisingly powerful - according to the team, it could pull a car.
Prince of Darkness was mocked by the show's personalities for having an unprofessional appearance, despite gaining a more professional look prior to its arena battle. Jonathan Pearce said the robot "wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing", Philippa Forrester said the robot's design was "an amateur job", and Jeremy Clarkson said "that is the worst robot I've ever seen in my life" regarding Prince of Darkness, even thanking the T.R.A.C.I.E. team for eliminating it in battle.
Robot History Edit
Prince of Darkness was the last robot to traverse the Gauntlet stage in its heat. It started by picking the middle route and easily crossing the see-saw and then crossing the ramp, but then just before it crossed the line, Matilda came in and pushed Prince of Darkness away into a tank trap. Matilda herself got stuck, allowing Prince of Darkness to get away and cross the line, through to the Trial.
Next came a game of robot Snooker. Prince of Darkness shone, quickly returning 3 balls to its own "pocket" - the team had added a bucket to the front of the robot to help guide the balls. With Skarab unable to follow up its first score, and the other three robots Eubank the Mouse, T.R.A.C.I.E. and The Blob seemingly immobile, Prince of Darkness scored another 3 times and came first by a long way as it qualified for the next round.
Because of its success in the Gauntlet and Trial, Prince of Darkness was the favourite going up against T.R.A.C.I.E. in the Heat Semi Final. The battle started slowly with the two robots bashing into each other, but then T.R.A.C.I.E managed to puncture one of Prince of Darkness' tyres. T.R.A.C.I.E. then rammed the other side, puncturing the body shell, and tipping Prince of Darkness slightly. Unable to move, Prince of Darkness was eliminated and T.R.A.C.I.E. was declared the winner.
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 1