Allegiance: Decepticon


Headmaster Commander

"Kindness is no virtue... and cruelty  is no vice."

First Cartoon Appearance:
The Rebirth, part 3
(his 1st and only appearance in the G1 cartoon series.)

First Comics Appearance:
(Marvel) Headmasters (Mini-series) #1

More toy pix:
In robot mode a
In robot mode c
In robot mode i
In robot mode j
In scorpion mode 
In city mode 
In city mode

Scorponok toy parts:
communications equipment
rifle/skyscraper components
rifle assembled
city mode mobile liftor
repair bay arms

Character Bio/Profile:  Scorponok seems to exist solely to terrorize the innocent and cause devastation in the name of teh Decepticon cause and his own gain.  If his personality seems almsot stereotypically evil and unrealistically one-dimensional, that's because he wants it to appear that way.  Being a leader int the Decepticon army requires a transformer to be constantly on guard, physically and emotionally, while radiating an aura of fear and power.  Thus, Scorpo9nok actively works to hide a second secret side of himself: the noble warrior who hopes the conflict will eventually be resolved to the benefit of all Transformers.  Ages of projecting a violent, uncaring image would have completely relegated this side of Scorponok to being hidden had he not binary-bonded with Lord Zarak.  Zarak was a corrupt right-wing politian on Nebulon who saw joining with the Decepticons as a way to further his own agenda.  No being, mechanoid, or humanoid truly views himself as evil, so when Zarak saw the effect the conflict had on his people and the Transformers, some small part of him started to question the morality of what he had done.  This has prompted Scorponok to wonder very much the same.

Weapons/Abilities:  Scorponok is immensly powerful, highly intelligent, and virtually impervious to most armaments.  He is a skilled commander and a fearless warrior.  In scorpion mode, his tail fires 100,000-volt blasts of electricity.  He is also armed with twin pulse blasters (usable in both modes.)  His base mode has a full compement of scanners, communications equipment, offensive weapons batteries, and repair bays.  Fasttrack is a remote controlled drone that jubject uses to guard his back in combat.  In robot mode, Scorpobnok wields a fusion-powered anti-gravity gun.  His headmaster partner is a skilled and very capable politician and speaker who is also becoming a skilled military leader

Weaknesses: Scorponok exhibits no know physical weaknesses, but his subconscious self-doubt -magnified by Zarak's own could be his undoing.

Other Appearances:  Scorponok made no re-appearances in the G1 series besides his Headmaster commander self.  Years later in 1995, there was a Scorponok character in Beast Wars.  At the time, there had been speculation that after the G1 battles subsided, Scorponok could have rid himself of his Headmaster form and underwent a significant downsizing, and underwent the more fuel efficient "Predacon upgrade."   However, considering the G1 Scorponok's leadership skills and battle prowess versus personality of the Beast Wars character, he would've had to have had significant damage to his personality and memory circuits!  I, therefore, would theorize that the Beast Wars Scorponok was a different character with the same name.

A far more likely possibility is that after the G1 Scorponok could have been damaged while on Cybertron during the "Unicron Battles" in TF: Armada.  And later rebuilt by the Quintesson Alpha-Q, into the new Scorponok from Transformers Energon.

Shown to the left in bot mode &  below in vehicle form, is Fasttrack.  Described as being a drone controlled by Scorponok while in City mode.

Lord Zarak, who forms the head of Scorponok in Robot mode is shown below; as seen in the cartoon and the toy. HERE's another screen capture of Lord Zarak

The text shown in character's "Bio, Weapons/ Abilities & Weaknesses" text has been <ahem> borrowed from the awesome Dreamwave comic series: TF MTMTE, More Than Meets the Eye #5.  Along w/ many other characters & outstanding artwork, we highly recommend you go buy yourself a copy today!

More screen captures:
in city mode
in city mode
in city mode