Affiliation: Predacon
Function: Desert Attack Commander

Alternate mode: 
Arabian Fat Tailed Scorpion

Japanese Beast Wars name: 

First Cartoon Appearance: 
Beast Wars, part 1, episode 1

First comic appearance: none

The following text is an excerpt from the official Beast Wars Story Bible, written by Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio.  It's from a draft of Dec. 1995, before the first show aired...


Name: SCORPONOK, Second in Command

Beast Form: Orange and Blue Giant Scorpion 

Robotic Form: Orange and Blue Humanoid 

Weaponry: CyberBee (Launched from left front claw), Missile 

Launcher (Right front Claw), Projectile Launcher (Tail-Mounted, launches "Poison" projectiles).

Skills: Desert Survival, Ranged and Melee Combat, Heat-Seeker (he can scan for thermal emissions).

Interests/Hobbies: He likes to lie under the sun on a hot rock.

Attitude: Scorponok is the only Predacon who doesn't consider himself a rival for Megatron's position and is quite honored to be second-in-command. He likes blasting enemies more than he does melee combat but he is good at both. His best asset is the flexibility of his weapons systems. His CyberBee can be used for spy missions or turned into a weapon to divert his enemies. From his tail he launches projectiles which are "poisoned", not your traditional poison but programs that can cause a robot to lock up, overheat, become disoriented or anything else our writers can think of. The problem is Scorponok is often too eager to show his prowess and will sometimes take out his own allies. Scorponok starts clicking his claws when nervous, a habit that drives the other Predacons mad. He gets nervous a lot.

Scorponok is always the first one into battle, the glorious leader of the charge. This too is an honor bestowed on him by his friend Megatron. He enjoys battle, when he's winning. But he is always afraid of being cornered and this can hamper him. He is not afraid of his fellow Predacons, he knows they fear him greatly. They don't, they fear Megatron, but he is too arrogant to admit it.

He is loyal to Megatron and thinks they are friends. This doesn't mean he would risk his life to save Megatron, but he could most assuredly be conned into it.

He despises Terrorsaur for a coward and a weakling, basically taking a cue from Megatron. 

He treats Waspinator as a friend, though Waspinator constantly puts him down. He thinks Waspinator is joking. 

He doesn't like Tarantulas, Tarantulas creeps him out.

More toy pictures:
robot mode 1b
robot mode 1c
robot mode 1d
robot mode 1e
beast face helmet!
cyber bee 1i
beast mode 2b
beast mode 2c
beast mode 2d
beast mode 2e
beast mode 2f
beast mode 2g
beast mode 2h
beast mode 2i

Cartoon Pix:
robot mode 1c
robot mode 1d
robot mode 1e

robot mode 1f
robot mode 1g
robot mode 1i
robot mode 1j
robot mode 1l
robot mode 1m
robot mode 1n
robot mode 1o
robot mode 1p
robot mode 1q
robot mode 1t
robot mode 1u
robot mode 1v
robot mode 1w

beast mode 2a
beast mode 2c
beast mode 2i
beast mode 2f
beast mode 2k
beast mode 2n


Bibliography of significant appearances:  Scorponok played a significant role in many episodes of Beast Wars, season 1.  In particular, he was heavily featured in the each of the following episodes: 

episode 1: Beast Wars, part 1
It was a blast from Scorponok, hiding, loyal and in-wait which caught Dinobot off guard and sent him departing from the Predacon ranks. 

episode 8: Double Jeprody
Scorponok with a little help from Terrorsaur retrieves the Stasis Pod that will become Blackarachnia. 

episode 10: Gorilla Warfare
Scorponok creates a viral mine, intended to make Optimus Primal a coward and a pacifist.  Instead, the poison, delivered by his cyber bee, backfires and OP turns overly aggressive and hostile.

episodes 16-17 The Trigger, pt 1-2
Scorponok is chosen by Megatron to accompany Blackarachnia to investigate the mysterious flying island.  His cyber bee is used by Tigatron to send a message back to his fellow Maximals.

episode 27: Aftermath
Scorponok meets his demise, falling into the lava pits of the predacon base.

Other Appearances:  It's surprising to think how many Scorponok characters there have in in the Transformers Universe.  The first released in 1987 was the leader of the Decepticon Headmasters.  The name was not used again until this version in Beast Wars.  One of the primary character of TF: Energon was Scorponok released in 2004 as well as the " Dark Scorponok" toy released in the Cybertron series of 2005.  It was only a few years later a character named Scorponok (a seemingly mindless Decepticon drone) was released with the live action movie in 2007.  With the possible exception of G1 and Energon Scorponok, each of these Scorponok characters seems so very different that it's safe to assume these are each different charecters with the same name

after getting his claw blasted off!

The searing summer heat of the Mojave desert turns into a dry barren wasteland.   A place where only the strong survive.   A place the vicious Scorponok calls home.  With hidden robotic technology incorporated into its scorpion  body structure, this desert attack specialist surprises enemies 3 different ways: by launching its robotic bee; firing a 2 shot missile blast; and by using its terrifying tail for poisonous cyber strikes!

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