SCORPION

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Scorpion mutate (Pre-Modern era) (see comments)

Occupation: Would-be world conqueror

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: his fellow scorpions

Enemies: Edward Bentley, Paul Rodgers, humanity

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: unnamed atomic research facility;
   
Pre-Modern era

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I #82/1 (July, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: The Scorpion possessed superhuman strength (Class 10?) and invulnerability. It had human-level intelligence and the power of mental telepathy.

History: (Journey into Mystery I #82/1) - During an experiment with the bismuth isotope, Paul Rodgers accidentally struck a scorpion with a stream of delta particles. It was mutated into a giant, monstrous form, and gained enough consciousness to know that it hated the human race. The Scorpion told Rodgers and Edward Bentley that it would mutate a number of other scorpions and conquer the world. Bentley hypnotized the Scorpion into believing that it was feeling the pains of radiation poisoning. The Scorpion begged the men to end itsí pain, even if it meant ending itsí life. They happily complied by shooting another stream of delta particles at the Scorpion, killing it.

Comments: Created by an unnamed writer and Jack Kirby.

As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity, but there's nothing to exclude it either.
    --Leave it in unless something rules it out!--Snood.

This story was reprinted in Journey into Mystery II #7

PROFILE BY FUTURE

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Scorpion has known connection to:


Edward Bentley

Hypnotist hired to relieve the stress of atomic research workers. They felt he was overpaid until he saved humanity from the Scorpion.

--Journey into Mystery I #82/1

 

 

 

 

 


Paul Rodgers

Atomic researcher who nearly caused a few accidents at work due to his rattled nerves. He accidentally created the Scorpion, and also killed the monster after it was hypnotized by Edward Bentley.

--Journey into Mystery I #82/1

 

 

 


images:
Journey into Mystery I #82/1, p5, pan3;
(Edward Bentley) Journey into Mystery I #82/1, p5, pan6;
(Paul Rodgers) Journey into Mystery I #82/1, p6, pan5;


Journey into Mystery II#7 (October, 1973)


Last updated: 11/24/04

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