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Scorpion
Submitted by: AlbertWikowonkavitz
January 16, 2013
 
Scorpion is the code-name adopted by the former Hanzo Hasashi of the Shirai Ryu clan. In the Mortal Kombat games, Scorpion is one of the most popular and reoccurring characters, and in the story, he lived his life as an assassin, having a rivalry with Sub-Zero and his clan in life. In death, he was revived as a powerful specter with Hellfire-based abilities, seeking vengeance on those who killed his clan and his family. He is generally neutral, usually working either unwillingly for the villains or with the heroes for his own ends, and is a fan favorite “anti-hero”.
 
      WORKS:
Mortal Kombat (Arcade / Super Nintendo / Genesis) - October 8, 1992
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Arcade / Super Nintendo / Genesis / Sega Saturn) - October 1995
Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3 / XBox 360 / PlayStation Vita) - April 19, 2011



General Information
Offense   8 / 10 Origin   Mortal Kombat
Defense   6 / 10 Release Date   October 8, 1992
Projectile   6 / 10 Home Stage   Scorpion's Lair
Height   7 / 10 Voice Actor/Actress   Ed Boon
Weight   6 / 10  
Speed   4 / 10 Taunt Up   Scorpion cranks a jack-in-the-box that pops open to reveal a flaming skull with a body made of a chain of spheres, then puts the jack-in-the-box away.
Attack Speed   6 / 10 Taunt Down   A puff of smoke appears on the ground and Scorpion turns into a baby version of himself for 2 seconds before a puff of smoke appears again and changes him back to normal.
Recovery   7 / 10 Taunt Side   Scorpion pulls out a doll of himself and offers it to the opponents, leaning forward with it held out in one hand, before putting it away.
Throwing   7 / 10 Entrance   Scorpion appears in a puff of smoke, looking upwards with both arms raised upward, then he goes into his idle.
Final Smash   7 / 10 Platform   Scorpion reappears on a platform that is on fire, obscuring all of it and part of Scorpion’s legs.
Overall   6.4 / 10 Kirby Hat   Kirby gains Scorpion’s mask.
Special Traits

    Scorpion can Wall Jump.
    Scorpion attacks with a lot of physical attacks learned from his martial arts training, Hellfire-based attacks, and occasionally weapons.
    Scorpion has various alts based on his various outfits throughout all of the games, and two of each variation where one has a human face showing through the mask and the other has a skull face.
   
Basic Moveset
Attack Name Damage Short Description
Combo (1st)   Jab 2% - 3%   Scorpion jabs quickly straight-forward.
Combo (2nd)   Follow-Up Jab 2% - 3%   Scorpion jabs with his other hand.
Combo (3rd)   High Kick 3% - 5%   Scorpion does a kick diagonally upward.
Combo (Rapid)   Infinite Jabs 2%   Scorpion keeps doing quick jab punches.
Dash Attack   Phasing Punch 5% - 7%   Scorpion quickly rushes forward about 3 Stage Builder blocks with semi-transparent after-images of himself trailing behind while leaning slightly forward with his fist out for a punch.
Side Tilt   Roundhouse Kick 3% - 5%   Scorpion does a quick roundhouse kick.
Up Tilt   Uppercut 3% - 5%   Scorpion does an uppercut punch.
Down Tilt   Sweep Kick 2% - 5%   Scorpion crouches down and does a spinning kick on the ground.
Side Smash   Dual Katana Slash 10% - 20%   Scorpion quickly slices directly in front of himself with two katanas going to his sides.
Up Smash   Katana Slash 10% - 20%   Scorpion pulls out his sword and slashes diagonally upward.
Down Smash   Axe Chop 15% - 30%   Scorpion pulls out his axe and chops downward.
Neutral Aerial   High Kick 5% - 7%   Scorpion does a quick high kick.
Forward Aerial   Leaning Punch 2% - 3%   Scorpion leans slightly forward with a punch.
Backward Aerial   Back Kick 2% - 3%   Scorpion raises his foot down quickly behind himself.
Upward Aerial   Air Uppercut 3% - 5%   Scorpion does an uppercut that moves him slightly upward.
Downward Aerial   Grounding Punch 2% - 3%   Scorpion punches descending downward.
Grab Tactic   One-Hand Grab 2% - 3%   Scorpion grabs the opponent by the shoulder with one hand.
Pummel   Kunai Stab 7% - 9%   Scorpion pulls his kunai out quickly and stabs the opponent in the chest with the spear.
Forward Throw   Kick Away 3% - 5%   Scorpion kicks the opponent away with a high kick.
Backward Throw   Teleporting Throw 2% - 5%   Scorpion tosses the opponent behind himself, then disappears and reappears quickly in a puff of smoke as he punches his opponent down to the ground.
Upward Throw   Uppercut Jaw 5% - 7%   Scorpion uppercuts the opponent.
Downward Throw   Spinning Kick 6% - 8%   Scorpion leaps up while spinning in a ball, then does a downward descending kick onto the opponent.
Special Moves
Attack Name Damage Details
Standard Special   Fire Breath 5% - 15%   Scorpion pulls his mask back and breathes fire in a constant stream, about as wide as Mario’s Fireballs and as long as 2 and ˝ Stage Builder blocks, in front of himself for about 3 seconds, stunning close-by opponents and racking up some damage.
Side Special   Kunai Spear 5% - 10%   Scorpion shoots out his spear on a line directly straight forward for about 4 Stage Builder blocks before it either stops and comes back to him or it latches into an opponent. Scorpion then reels the opponent to himself and then can follow up with any other attack to detach the opponent from his spear. This move can also be used as a tether recovery.
Up Special   Teleporting Punch 10% - 12%   Scorpion teleports either directly upward, diagonally upward left or right, or straight forward for about 3 jumps or Stage Builder blocks, depending on the tilt of the control stick, and immediately punches straight forward with flames surrounding his fist after he reappears.
Down Special   Flaming Backflip Kick 5% - 9%   Scorpion flips up into the air, then comes down with a fiery kick. On the ground, he slides forward with this move, and in the air, he descends diagonally downward.
Final Smash   Hand From Hell 25% - 60%   Scorpion raises his hand upward and a fiery hand about half the size of Master Hand rises from the ground right in front of him and then grabs hold onto whoever was there. If nobody was there, the hand descends back into the ground and disappears. If somebody was there, the hand grabs tightly for about 5 seconds, dealing heavy fire damage, then throws the opponent upward and disappears as Scorpion pulls off his mask and performs a 5-second version of his Fire Breath attack on the opponent before putting his mask back on and doing a roundhouse kick to spike the opponent away as Dan Forden appears in the corner of the screen and shouts “Toasty!” before quickly disappearing off of the screen.
Theme Music
Song Title   Scorpion's Lair
From   Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Composer(s)   Dan Forden
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