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Desert Scorpion











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Next character: Red Star

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various13241 seconds13104

Notes: DiC's Desert Scorpions wore their 1991 outfits, with grey grenades and duller colors. The giant scorpion appeared in General Confusion.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)2 seconds 
General Confusion53 seconds9 lines
That's Entertainment41 seconds3 lines
I Found You...Evy3 seconds1 line
Season 2 Opening (DiC)2 seconds 
Kindergarten Commandos5 seconds 
The Greatest Evil Part I5 seconds 
The Greatest Evil Part II3 seconds 
A Is for Android81 seconds 
Shadow of a Doubt7 seconds 
Cobra World12 seconds 
Basic Training23 seconds 
The Legend of Metal-Head4 seconds 

Headcanon

Desert Scorpions were introduced to Cobra's forces in summer 1987, as a punishment detail, with their appearance represented by Version 1. They ranked in the lowest tier of Vipers, alongside Toxo-Vipers and Sludge Vipers.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1991    
Version 1: 1991 Wave 1 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0285: Cobra Desert Trooper
  • head: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • arms: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • torso: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • waist: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • legs: Desert Scorpion (91)
Accessories: two black arm clips (new, used for digging); black backpack (new, small with retractable hook) and detachable missile support; black machine pistol (new, top-loading); yellow missile (new); black hose (short standard); black giant scorpion (new)
Nobody voulnteers to be a SCORPION. It is a punishment given to under-motivated VIPERS who refuse to follow orders. In order to survive, they quickly learn to mimic the attack patterns of the venomous, desert scorpions with which they live.
After one year of unblemished service as a Scorpion, a Cobra trooper can be reinstated in the Viper Corps or whatever special force he originated from. A Scorpion fights hard because he knows that if he messes up, he'll go straight into TOXO-VIPERS, the Cobra Hostile Environment Detachment, better known as the "Leaky Suit Brigade."
"A Scorpion prefers to be in the midst of fighting, because it's safer than being in the garrison. In the field, where the whole unit is under threat, everybody pulls together because every trooper's life hinges on their combined firepower and team effort. In the barracks, each Scorpion thinks of himself as a desperate, isolated individual, surrounded by thieves, cutthroats, and scoundrels—and he's right."
Variations: The antenna was plastic on some figures and rubber on others.
Toy Notes: Item #6586.
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in India.