Scrapper is capable of designing and building almost any structure or machine needed for the war effort, from great fortresses to simple maintenance and repairs. Modest and congenial, but shows his true malevolent genius by artistically incorporating the remains of the enemy into his creations. In vehicle mode his shovel can lift over 30 tons and cut through solid carbon-steel alloy, but is prone to stress damage if overused.
Scrapper is not your typical evil genius, simply in that he lacks the ego that is often applied to the archetype. Ego is Hook's domain. Instead Scrapper is modest and at least by Decepticon standards good-natured, taking admiration only for his own work that's been done right and reliably. He is as dedicated to his craft as he is the Decepticon cause, and not afraid of doing the hard work himself. He doesn't just design projects for others and order them around, he's in there getting his hands and shovel just as dirty as the rest, the type of foreman that's just as willing to put in his own time and effort as his crew. While he's not a warrior by nature Scrapper is dedicated to his role and will venture onto the battlefield when necessary to fufill it without complaint, be it building fortifications and tearing down the enemies (preferably with them to be crushed inside). He is a leader by effort and example, and actually having some concern for his allies beyond body shields and cannon fodder.
Don't let the congenial nature fool you though. Scrapper is every bit as sadistic as the next Decepticon, in his own ways. He has no issue with being an engineer of war, he happily builds things that will be used to cause death and suffering to others, because he is dedicated to the cause it is for. And in his own malevolent way Scrapper is an artist as well. He delights in taking the remains of the enemy, be it the ruins of their structures or the pieces of their soldiers, and incorporating them into his creations. Remember when he designed a throne built out of the chassis of Autobots deactivated after getting lost in a giant maze? When Prime's arm and rifle were turned into a defense turret? Sometimes its more for show than for effective use than that, but it's twisted all the same.
While it may be some artistic expression, unlike that prissy architect Grapple, he doesn't care that much of his work is going to end up being damaged, destroyed and demolished. Scrapper will just pick of the wreckage, both of the previous structure and those that destroyed it, and build something new and better from the remains. When Scrapper says he put the robotic equivalent of blood sweat and tears into his work, he can very well be talking literally, and not about his own either.
While not as directly or as severely as others Scrapper still suffered from the hands of the Senate. Their drastic reductions in time and materials allowed for labor nearly put him and his brothers out of work. Until Megatron recruited them to build new arenas for the illicit gladiator battles, and strip them down again when they needed to move. A difficult job but with his skills and his crew to support him Scrapper pulled off doing so from what was literally lying around in scrap and fallen competitors. There was no love spared for the old government, and when Megatron turned his efforts to actual revolution, Scrapper and the Constructicons were right there to fit soldiers with weapons and armor. They had already earned his admiration for their reliable work, and Megatron had Scrapper's devotion for his respect and determination. His crew has grown to be the backbone of the industrial side of the Decepticon war machine, making sure all the gears are in the right place and capable of crushing their enemies between them.
Skills & Abilities[edit source]
Engineering - Scrapper is first and foremost an engineer. It's his life and his passion, both in that it is what he was made to do, and what he enjoys doing. Though it often overlaps with being a medic and sometimes a scientist. Even with his twisted habit of reusing enemy parts for artistic flourish Scrapper is more than capable, both in designing and the actual construction, and this is what the rest of the faction admires him for. Also because unlike some other techs he's not an smug afthole about it.
Organization - It's not just about building the best structures and deadliest weapons. A lot of logistics and planning go into a project. Many jobs need to be done and not even Scrapper can do them all, which is why everything needs to be organized thoroughly. Having been doing this as long as he's been functional, and having to keep a team of such varied skills and attitudes working in harmony, it's little surprise he's nearly as good at organizing as he is doing the actual building.
TACS Abilities - Construction, Reinforce
Dissension - Not by Scrapper, but for him. He's one of Megatron's favorites because of his hard-working attitude, reliability, and not trying to constantly stab him in the back for his own gain. This, despite his otherwise admirable attitude, does make him a target for those who want bigger pieces of the energon pie. Even his own teammates occasionally undermine his efforts be it intentional or not; from Hook's ego believing he should be the better, to Mixmaster's erratic mentality, or Long Haul and Bonecrusher wanting to work less and fight more.
Working Overtime - Scrapper is always busy, because he almost never says no to a project since they are how he expresses himself both as an engineer and an artist. On top of that he believes in absolute quality and not cutting corners. As skilled of a designer and capable as a leader as he is, not much can be done about projects taking longer than anticipated when his plate is full, and the enemy having more opportunity to intervene before they're complete.
Team Effort - Scrapper is not a solo player. He works best when he has a team to support and supporting him, be it his fellow Constructicons or other Decepticons. Since he's not a full time warrior like other Decepticons he can be overwhelmed if you manage to seperate him from potential assistance.
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Logs[edit | edit source]
|The Contractors||February 23rd, 2020||The Autobots and Decepticons run into a couple of seedy contractors who are involved in multiple schemes...|
|Repairs from Tyger Pax||February 1st, 2020||After returning front brutally getting their Afts kicked, Starscream is reminded how much the medical bay /loves/ him.|
|Battleground: Thymesis 6 - 3||January 18th, 2020||Decepticons successfully defend Thymesis Mining Facility on Luna-2.|
|The Quest for the Shapeshifter: Epilogue||January 13th, 2020||Who tried to poison Goth?|
|Quest for the Shapeshifter: Finale||December 23rd, 2019||Mimic led the way to Penance's super secret underwater bunker, where 'Bots and 'Cons sought to destroy the primary pylon and stop the mass mind wipe.|
|Mimic Musings||December 14th, 2019||The science class gathers in their hideout to talk about their collective findings.|
|Battleground: Kalis 5 - 5||November 20th, 2019||Decepticons successfully defend Kalis.|
|Medbay Activity||November 13th, 2019||Knock Out, Scrapper, Dustoff, and Goth end up chattering in the medical bay, sorting a supply delivery.|
|Scientific Grumblings||November 5th, 2019||Scrapper bounces ideas about the pylons off Goth, who's still rattled from the whole Sparkeater event, which Sixshot is interested in.|
|Medbay Lull||November 2nd, 2019||A lull in the Decepticon territories, leads to a cat in the medical bay between varying parties.|
|Our Brand of Dumb||October 26th, 2019||Dustoff tends to those that come off the field from the siege at the plateau.|
|Battleground: Mitteous Plateau 5 - 3||October 26th, 2019||Autobots defend the Mitteous Plateau.|
|Puzzle Solving||October 19th, 2019||Scrapper, Buzzsaw and Goth go and look over Mimic's lair.|
|Battleground: Protihex 5 - 2||October 12th, 2019||The Autobots hold out against the Decepticons!|
|Repair Delivery||October 12th, 2019||Scrapper and Sixshot are brought to the medical bay, and Swindle brings a delivery of supplies.|
|Nerds Night Out||October 7th, 2019||A number of Con's decided to hang out around the Jump Joint.|
|A Slow Repair||September 24th, 2019||Decepticon C.O.C Decided to harass Scrapper at the Kolkular Prison.|
|A Deceptive Meeting||September 8th, 2019||The Decepticons hold a meeting with their now returned leaders... In which some soldiers are rewarded for their efforts.|
|Victory and Phantoms||September 1st, 2019||The cons return from a successful run at Varas Extrinsecus for repairs, which PHantom shows up to Phantom.|
|Field Tested||August 15th, 2019||Scrapper excitedly returns from the field to tell Goth about how well his bombs worked.|
|Border Skirmish: Ibex||August 14th, 2019||Autobots and Decepticons trade blows at the divided city of Ibex.|
|Power Base Team-Up||April 27th, 2019||Another fight at the Power Base! Decepticons vs Autobots with a twist.|
|Bomb Testing||April 15th, 2019||Goth and Scrapper play with explosives.|
|A Full Medbay||April 13th, 2019||Scrapper, Vortex, and Shadowstar come in for repairs after their success at Ibex Central, Shadowstar has to deal with being repaired by Goth, Dustoff returns from another assignment, and Goth and Scrapper talk more Science.|
|Mech Medley||April 13th, 2019||What starts off as just Dustoff and Goth, turns into a long line of visits from various meches, being Scrapper, Darkstar, Blast off, and Vortex.|
|Battleground: Ibex Central 11||April 13th, 2019||Decepticons barely manage to defend Ibex's central sectors.|
|Battleground: Ibex South 11||April 11th, 2019||Autobots capture Ibex's southern sectors.|
|Strange Science||April 11th, 2019||Scrapper comes to check out Goth's lab, Darkstar follows, Phantom has a moment, and they end up trashing the poor bat's lab! Well, except Scrapper, he goes into one of his Mad Scientist moments.|
|Sherlocks and Shenanigans||April 2nd, 2019||The Decepticons come together at the ruins of Kolkular Prison to ask the important questions...before they descend into the usual madness.|
|The Cost of Victory||March 30th, 2019||The Decepticons barely won at the mining outpost on Clemency...and it nearly cost them their lives.|
|Battleground: Clemency-10||March 30th, 2019||The Decepticons manage to capture Clemency by a sliver! Unfortunately Darkstar abandons his teammates as fast as he came in.|
|Battleground: Sonic Canyons-9||March 16th, 2019||The Autobot's defend the base by a sliver!|
|Sans Camaraderie||March 16th, 2019||In the aftermath of the Sonic Canyons defeat, some friendly conversation and banter takes place between the Decepticon fighters.|
|Smoldering||March 10th, 2019||Scrapper gets himself and Goth to the medical bay after the battle of Kalis.|
|Battleground: Kalis-9||March 10th, 2019||The Autobots capture Kalis.|
|Wine Shop Respite||March 5th, 2019||Blast Off opens his wine shop to bar patronage since there are fewer trustworthy engex sources at the moment, thanks to the recent Gallo scandal.|
|War Games: Protihex 7-2||February 14th, 2019||The Autobots don't quite capture Protihex. Goth isn't having a good day.|
|Protihex Maintenance||February 13th, 2019||Scrapper gets done what needs to be done in Protihex.|
|Down Time||February 5th, 2019||Scrapper, and Goth get caught up with Soundwave about their latest work, and their new shared hatred of fire.|
|Clemency: Mine, Mine, Mine||February 3rd, 2019||Autobots seize control of an abandoned mine on Clemency.|
|War Games: Sonic Canyons 6-1||January 29th, 2019||Autobots push against a Decepticon base in the Sonic Canyons.|
|Wargame Repairs||January 29th, 2019||Dustoff ends up witha full clinic.|
|Just a Little Redecorating||January 13th, 2019||Time to vent and ...redecorate now that the Decepticons have won Ibex South! So some locals complain, well, they'll soon change their minds, right?|
|War Games: Mitteous Plateau 5-2||January 11th, 2019||Autobots capture Mitteous Plateau.|
|Repairs After Mitteous||January 11th, 2019||Dustoff has too much work, and Goth learns a bit about his new faction mates.|