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Scorpio-01, Marcos Mecina


Every soldier knows he may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice. What he doesn’t always know is the depth of the other sacrifices he may be called upon to make.

Scorpio-01 is a glistening machine of war, his chromed over body shining brilliantly in the sun. His face and torso are roughly humanoid, though outsized, spanning over seven feet of his eleven foot height. That surprisingly mobile face is of a handsome Hispanic man, the heavily armored torso and arms rippling with hulking myomer muscles. Beneath, however, is the metal-clad body of a scorpion, and he scuttles upon his six legs, his massive tail lashing in the sunlight.

Massive weapon systems adorn his arms, the right a tremendous blade of fullerene polymers, the left with an enormous maser. So too, have the “pincers” of the scorpion been replaced, the limbs bearing twin railguns, capable of leveling the mightiest of tanks. The tail, meanwhile, defends his flanks with wicked gouts of burning napalm.


The war was going badly for the Concordance. At every turn their foes outnumbered, outgunned, and outwitted them, it seemed, but the price of failure was far too terrifying to contemplate. The 43rd Legion knew that price well. They had been driven back by the invaders time and time again, their numbers swiftly whittling from the standard 1024 to a mere 200-and-counting-down.

One of that lucky 200 was Marcos Medicia, a lowly corporal, who’d seen far too much war already. Battered down and tired, it seemed there were only a few things he had left to care about - The invaders that had killed his wife, gambling, and the handful of camp followers left for him to take solace in. When the call for volunteers came up, and he found out that he would be able to do the first far better, he took the challenge, though it would cost him the last…

When he awoke from the procedure, he found himself in a new body of gleaming fullerene and titanium, and knew… it was time for him to do some killing.

Special Equipment

In addition to the weapons previously described, Marcos has a fully integrated tactical communication system, as well as a device of last resort - The fusion generators that double as his power source are fully capable of detonation.

Roleplaying Notes

Despite his body, Marcos’s mind is still fully human. He has fears, and joys, and a man’s desires, but he has no way to vent his lusts, though that never stops him from trying.

Further, the tension between man and machine is ferocious. While he is a slave to its necessity, Marcos despises what he has become. He prays that when the war is over, the scientists will be able to revert him, at least to a more humanoid body. Unfortunately, what he has not yet been told is that his body cannot be properly reverted - The experimental chassis has no provision for removal of the subject. While later designs are semi-modular, he is not.

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Voted Cheka Man
March 25, 2007, 19:53
Only voted
Voted Scrasamax
March 25, 2007, 21:42
Nice, but there are some holes. Weapons and weapon systems are tailored to fight a certain enemy, but we know nothing about who Scorpio 1 is intended to fight. Aliens, other humans, mutants, rampaging cyborgs?
Siren no Orakio
March 25, 2007, 22:39
What would it change? The nature of his enemy is immaterial to his character, except that they are terrible. It is detail without purpose.
March 25, 2007, 23:45
Well for starters it could change my vote.
Voted EchoMirage
March 26, 2007, 9:33
I sure would add a little depth, possibility for character growth and... that little extra, something none of would have thought of :)
Voted Dozus
March 26, 2007, 17:50
Agree with the above thoughts. Personally, he just seems like RoboCop in a bug outfit right now. Some more details would make him unique.

Also: in the title, you call him Marcos Mecina. The sub lists him as Marcos Medicina. Not sure which you intended him to be called. :)
Voted valadaar
June 24, 2014, 13:40
Interesting, though with what current medicine can do, and can come close to doing, I would that once we advance to portable fusion reactors, regrowing the bottom half of people should be duck soup.

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In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.

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