: Decepticons Function
: High Commander of the Second Expansion FleetAlt. mode
: Scorpion, Spacecraft Weapons
• Electron stinger
• Six twin photon cannons
• Support weaponry that includes lasers Special Abilities
• Enchanced sensors and radar equipment Height
: 66ft / 20.11m Quote
: "Kindness is no virtue... and cruelty is no vice." Strength: 10
Tech Skill: 10
: Before the war Scorponok was a career military officer in Cybertronian Defense Corps with a keen past time interest towards numerous fields of science - and an owner of enough patents to make himself a very rich Cybertronian had he been interested in wealth. Grown frustrated with the corruption, cowardliness, inaptitude and ineffectiveness of Cybertron's ruling class during the Golden Age of Cybertron, Scorponok was among the first volunteers to join the Gladiator from Tarn when Megatron began his campaign to reclaim the past glory of Transformer race. A firm believer of Megatron's ideology and goal of galactic conquest to protect the lesser races through force, he earned a reputation of a cold, cruel and calculating Decepticon villain with mind of a wicked genius and aggressive streak miles wide already during the early days of Megatron's campaign.
Scorponok is an accomplished soldier and military leader, being one of Megatron's top generals. As the leader of the Second Expansion Fleet, he is specialized on joining the fray when during the last two infiltration phases when the target world is presented the option of surrender. Scorponok has also been involved with many scientific experiments on both cybernetic and organic life. A good deal of these experiments have been bordering limits of acceptance even within the ranks of the Decepticons which is saying a lot. Even experimenting on himself is not beyond Scorponok's seemingly endless quest of keeping himself equipped with the most cutting edge technology available to Transformer science.
If only it were so simple to judge a being by his deeds. Being a commander in the Decepticon army requires a Transformer to be constantly on guard, physically and emotionally, while radiating an aura of fear and power. Thus, Scorponok 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 Cybertronians. He hides it well, but as time goes on and he has began to question the morality of his actions. Only time will tell if the vorns of projecting a cruel persona will completely overwhelm his more noble character, or finally break him down.Abilities
: In his robot mode Scorponok stands roughly twice as tall as Megatron, making him a giant in comparison to your average Cybertronian. The enormous sizes comes with enormous power. Scorponok possess monstrous strength and durability. In fact Scorponok's brute strength rivals even the strongests of Transformers; the Omega Sentinels. Possessing power that would easily qualify him as a phase sixer, physically there are very few that can claim being match for him. Scorponok is also among the few mechanoids that have successfully gone through Shockwave's modifications to achieve ability to perform a secondary transformation - thus becoming a triplechanger, able to transform from robot into scorpion and spacecraft capable of travelling between star systems. In his scorpion mode Scorponok's main weapon is a powerful electron stinger mounted to his tail that can shoot up to 500 megavolt electric bursts. In this mode he also has six devastating twin photon cannons with enough firepower to level a city block in few seconds. Scorponok also has some weaker support weaponry like blinding fire laser cannons attached all over his massive frame. All of the photon cannons are usable to Scorponok in his all modes. In robot mode he uses a claw-held anti-gravity gun. His spacecraft mode has a full complement of scanners, communications equipment, offensive weapons batteries, and repair equipment. His main asset in melee combat are his enormously powerful xentronium claws which can crush even hardest of alloys with relative ease. Scorponok also possesses a remote controlable drone, Fast-Track, that he often uses to secure his back and perform functions he is not able to perform himself due to his claws. Weaknesses
: Scorponok's claws limit his functionality on tasks that require nimbleness. Fast-Track is his weakest point and the pain his drone unit suffers, Scorponok feels ten-fold. While fast in spacecraft mode, Scorponok is not very maneuverable - the exact opposite of his scorpion mode. In addition to the earlier, Scorponok has no serious physical weaknesses but his self-doubt may end up being the weakness that eventually brings the gargantuan down.