- Weapon: Automatic Acid-Pellet Gun
Function: Field Infantry
Alternate Modes: Caterpillar 983H Front End Loader
Weapons: A Twin Laser Guided Ion Blaster and a Steel-Shattering Dual Compression Cannon
Special Abilities: Weapons can be combined to form Dual Compression Ion Shattering Cannon
Quote: “Generosity is its own reward ." and “Want my advice? Never bring a sword to a gunfight."
Tech Skill: 8
Profile: If you're out of ammo and pinned by heavy enemy fire deep in the bowels of a slag swamp, Scoop is the robot you want on your side. He's possibly the best field infantry robot there is. A gung-ho fighter who uses cool-headed logic and battle-hardened tactics, he can outwit the enemy at every turn. He has been in countless battles on countless worlds, endured nearly every situation that could possibly conceived by a Decepticon tactician. Over those eons, Scoop has developed several countermeasures to these redundant enemy maneuvers. Relentless in his resolve, he's always willing to help others out, no matter how dangerous the situation. Whether his objective is surrounded by an entire battalion of Decepticons or a patrol is cut off and surrounded, Scoop will give up everything to break through. Scoop may seem too good to be true when you first meet him, but the truth is he really is too good: he's a true believer in Primus and likes doing good deeds.
Not only is Scoop a model soldier he is also an accomplished engineer. Not entirely because he selected a construction vehicle as his design, but because of years of being on the line. Throughout the course of this war Scoop has been forced to learn on the fly. Build bridges, restore power generators, construct fortifications as well as destroy them. While he may never be able to build a working starship by himself, he can construct a powerful defensive bulwark that is capable of holding out against the staunchest of assaults. When this war ends, Scoop intends to use these new found skills to rebuild Cybertron, to make amends for the sparks he was forced to take in order to restore his world back to independence.
It could also be estimated that before the onset of war, Scoop was a model cleric of the Church of Primus, for want of a better term. Now it is his motivator and his guide. He readily reads the teachings of the earliest Primes and the letters of Alpha Trion so that he can be inspired for the field and for the next day. He desires that should his spark be extinguished in battle, the number of good deeds and a godly lead life he lives will greatly outnumber the horror he has been forced to inflict upon the enemy.
Abilities: Scoop is a repository of military tactics and maneuvers from eons of deployment and battle. There is almost no strategy he has not encountered, no tactic that has not been deployed against him that can surprise him. He is capable of drawing upon these experiences to develop countermeasures to the enemy threat, usually keeping himself calm and his emotions in check. He wields two powerful weapons, the Twin Laser Guided Ion Blaster and the Steel Shattering Dual Compression Cannon. Separately they can deliver withering fire on a target, but when combined their powers are amplified as their main functions are combined leaving most targets nothing more than smoldering pools of burbling slag. In addition to his intense firepower, Scoop’s shovel serves as a battering ram in vehicle form, as well as a rather useful Decepticon Swatter. In robot form he can use that shovel, which has been reinforced with nano carbon steel ceramic filament alloys, as a robust shield.
Weaknesses: Scoop's greatest asset, his dedication, is also his greatest weakness. Since he pushes so hard and for so long, he's prone to overheating, especially if pushing his shovel past its limit.