The Predator competed in Series 4 of Robot Wars. It had lifting forks at the front with an axe weapon on its back and showed a vague resemblance to Sir Killalot.
The robot was based on the character from The Predator films. It had dreadlocks from beaded curtains and knitting needle teeth on a head from a wok, which moved through controls, similar to Beast of Bodmin's animated eyes. The chassis was made from a police van and the armour was aluminium covered teflon. It was knocked out in its first round, being smashed by Hypno-Disc.
The Predator was redesigned for Series 5, with the top being more rounded and the head being moved to the middle of the body. The forklift was turned into a wedge, and the paintjob was given a greenish look, to resemble the film character further. However, the team failed to qualify.
The team previously entered Series 3 with the equally unsuccesful Crippler.
Robot History Edit
The Predator did very little in its first and only battle. It and Raizer Blade were completely overshadowed by Hypno-Disc, and wasn't even acknowledged for having entered previously. The Predator moved into the battle, and Hypno-Disc proceeded to shred the rear armour repeatedly. Hypno-Disc hit Raizer Blade, before striking The Predator again and causing a battery to fall out. Neither The Predator nor Raizer Blade was moving at the end, but The Predator was eliminated because it had sustained much more damage.
|UK Robot Wars Series 4||Heat P||Eliminator||(2) Hypno-Disc,
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1