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The Scorpion
 
The Scorpion
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Macdonald "Mac" Gargan
Also Known As: Scorpion, Venom, Spider-Man, Sinister Spider-Man, Arachnid, Kilgore Trout, Venorpion
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #20 (1964) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Alistar Smythe, Norman Osborn, Justin Hammer, Sandman, Electro, Rhino Doctor Octopus, Shocker, Vulture, Mister Hyde
Group Affiliation: Formerly the Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, Sinister Twelve, Masters of Evil III, former partner of Mister Hyde
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: J. Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man
Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Gallery: Click
 
Powers:
 
Enhanced Abilities: Scorpion has super human strength, agility, speed, durability and endurance.
Body Armour: The Scorpionís armourís design consists of an inner woven Kevlar layer, covered with a thick layer of insulation/padding, and topped with a high-tech composite armour plating, providing a high degree of protection against physical and energy attacks.
Tail:The Scorpion's battle suit is equipped with a superhumanly powerful tail that he can whip at speeds up to over 90 miles per hour. It has been tipped with a spike, making it deadly in combat. He has mastered the use of his tail to the point that he can use it as both a bludgeon, projectile launcher, or as a fifth limb. The tail has been upgraded by various people several times, to include: a poisonous barb with venom installed or a form of hypnogen, electrical blasts (he could also channel electricity through it to shock anyone who tried to grab him by the tail or short-circuit electrical equipment), laser blasts, acid blasts, and mace gas.
Pincers: The Scorpion's gloves on his costume granted him miniature pincers on each hand that enabled him to literally rip through Spider-man's webbing.
Wall-Crawling: The Scorpion is able to climb walls that he can get a hand hold on or by creating his own.
Leaping: By coiling his tail the Scorpion can leap large distances.
 
Origins:
 
MacDonald Gargan, a private investigator, was hired by Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson to follow Peter Parker to find out how Parker managed to photograph the activities of the hero Spider-Man. While Gargan was on the case, a press release came to Jameson's attention that a scientist named Dr. Farley Stillwell who had developed a means to mutagenically endow animals with various uncharacteristic features. At the time of the press release, Stillwell's experiments had given a rat gills and a fish lungs. Jameson called in Gargan and arranged for them to meet with Stillwell. He offered Stillwell $10,000 to develop a way to give a person superhuman abilities that could defeat Spider-Man. He also offered $10,000 to Gargan to undergo whatever treatments would be involved. Stillwell needed the money to further his research, so he accepted Jameson's offer. Gargan, intrigued, also accepted. Stillwell then put Gargan through a battery of chemical and radiological treatments to give him superhuman powers. Unfortunately the process resulted in the loss of Gargan's sanity, and the creation of the super-powered criminal menace known as the Scorpion.
 
Notes:
 
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