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Trident

Not to be confused with Battlebots middleweight TriDent
Trident was a robot that competed exclusively in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It reached the Semi-Finals in its first and only series, losing to future champions Chaos 2. Like several other Series 3 Semi-Finalists, Trident did not return outside of its debut series.

Robot History Edit

Trident made its debut in Heat P, fighting Twn Trwn in the first round. Twn Trwn was at an instant disadvantage after its battering ram was removed to keep the robot within the weight limit, and Trident instantly immobilised it with an axe blow that also damaged its fibreglass shell. Trident rammed Twn Trwn a few more times, before allowing the House Robots to attack it.

In Round 2, Trident was drawn against veterans Victor 2. Trident started as the more potent machine, striking Victor 2's top several times with its axe, as its opponent failed to get its spinning flail into effect. A front-on shove stopped Victor 2's flail, before Trident axed its top panel two more times and Victor 2 drove into Sergeant Bash's CPZ. Victor 2 escaped, only for Trident to strike its flail and cause it to momentarily stop working. Trident closed in as Victor 2 spun, and after a few moments where it pushed and axed it, Victor 2 spun near the edge of the pit, eventually dropping one of its wheels over the edge. Trident seized its opportunity, and pushed Victor 2 into the pit.

Through to the Heat Final, Trident faced another veteran, this time former Series 1-2 competitor Dreadnaut. Trident again axed Dreadnaut's shell several times with the axe, although not causing any damage to begin with. The two robots came together again, where it became apparent that Dreadnaut was suffering from control problems as Trident's axe finally began piercing through its armour. Trident pushed Dreadnaut, who rolled towards the arena wall and appeared to be immobilised. Dead Metal nudged Dreadnaut away, before he and Shunt began attacking Trident, causing severe damage to its stainless steel body. Matilda and Sir Killalot soon joined in, but Trident still emerged victorious regardless.

In the Semi-Finals, Trident was drawn up against Chaos 2. Chaos 2 got behind Trident and nearly overturned it, but only managed to spin it around. However, Chaos 2's second flip tossed Trident over and onto the Flame Pit, leaving it unable to self-right as Trident fired its axe just before being flipped, which did not have enough power to retract and re-right it. Trident was then attacked by the House Robots again, taking major damage from Dead Metal and Shunt in the process, and was eliminated.

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
UK Robot Wars Series 3 Heat P Eliminator Twn Trwn Won
Semi-Final Victor 2 Won
Final Dreadnaut Won
Semi-Final 1 Eliminator Chaos 2 Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 1

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