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Scourge

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Personal Profile: Scourge is one of the first in a long line of Decepticons that could transform into futuristic space jets. Scourge was the third-in-command of the Decepticons following the movie, taking orders from only Galvatron and Cyclonus. Scourge also commands a batch of clones of himself, known as the Sweeps. You usually find him paired alongside Cyclonus. His toy was released in the series 3 line in 1986, which was also the same year as his first comic appearance. Scourge is best known for his tracking abilities. He is reveered as the best tracker in Decepticon history.

Episodes appeared in: Transformers: The Movie, Five Faces of Darkness Parts 1-5, The Killing Jar, Thief in the Night, Starscream's Ghost, Ghost in the Machine, Surprise Party, Webworld, The Quintesson Journal, The Big Broadcast of 2006, The Ultimate Weapon, Fight Or Flee, Dweller in the Depths, Grimlock's New Brain, Call of the Primitives, Face of the Nijika, The Burden Hardest to Bear, Dark Awakening, Return of Optimus Prime Parts 1 and 2, and Rebirth Parts 1-3.

Cartoon Bio: Scourge was created by Unicron. Unicron needed to provide the newly reformatted Galvatron with soldiers that were loyal to both him and Galvatron. Unicron created Cyclonus, Scourge, and the Sweeps out of Skywarp, Thundercracker, and three Insecticons. It is unsure whether the Insecticons were clones or the real Insecticons. After Unicron's death, and Galvatron's disappearance, Cyclonus had taken over leadership of the Decepticons and lead them to the dead planet of Charr. Cyclonus knew that the Decepticons needed Galvatron to lead them, so he convinced the Decepticons to give the little energon that they had so that Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps could go look for Galvatron. Cyclonus eventually found Galvatron on the planet Thrall, with the help of Scourge's great tracking abilities, but Galvatron wasn't the Galvatron that he knew. This new Galvatron seemed crazed, as he blasted Cyclonus, Scourge, and the Sweeps into lava pits upon seeing him. Cyclonus and Scourge then became comfortable in their roles as second and third in command of the Decepticons and followed their leader's orders without question. Galvatron had a bad temper and usually took his frustrations out on Cyclonus and Scourge when he became really angry. During a fight with the Aerialbots, Cyclonus and Scourge found a small planet that had been hidden from the rest of space. They found out that pacifist Autobots, who wanted nothing to do with war, inhabited the planet. They took advantage of the planet and had the Decepticon army take it over. Later, Cyclonus and Scourge were sent on a mission to capture and execute the renegade Decepticon, Octane. During the mission, the ghost of Starscream possessed Cyclonus and then later took possession of Scourge's body as well. It was clear that Galvatron had gone insane, and after talking to other Decepticons, Cyclonus and Scourge decided to check Galvatron into a planet that was supposed to cure his madness. Cyclonus and Scourge then quickly realized that they couldn't help Galvatron, so he aided his leader in escaping the planet. After an encounter against the Autobots on Earth, the Decepticons had managed to steal the matrix from Rodimus Prime. After ghosts of old Autobot leaders threatened Galvatron to return the matrix, he ordered it to be destroyed by Scourge. However, Scourge decided to take the matrix for himself. After he put the matrix in himself, he grew in size and power. He then challenged Galvatron for leadership of the Decepticons and was able to defeat him. Scourge then went with the rest of the Decepticons to attack the Autobots on Earth. Later on, Galvatron and Cyclonus followed Scourge and the Decepticons to Earth. Rodimus Prime was able to defeat Scourge and reclaim the matrix. Afterwards, Scourge had to answer to Galvatron for his treachery. Scourge was one of the first Decepticons to be infected with the hate plague. He was responsible for eventually infecting Galvatron. He and the other Decepticons were cured from the plague when the returning Optimus Prime unleashed the power of the Matrix to save everyone in the universe from the hate plauge. Cyclonus was sent with Scourge and some other Decepticons to follow a ship filled with Autobots to capture the key to the Plasma Energy Chamber. They followed them to the planet Nebulos. On Nebulos, they had a couple battles with the Autobots, but soon found out that the Autobots had developed Headmaster technology. Scourge and the other Decepticons made a deal with a Nebulon group called the Hive. Cyclonus let the Animal Decepticons become Headmasters and came up with the idea of Targetmasters, which meant that the Nebulons would transform into the guns of the Decepticon jets tha had gone there. Scourge was matched with the Hive member, Fracus. When Cyclonus and Co. captured the Key to the Plasma Energy Chamber, they returned to Cybertron. Galvatron was furious when he found out that they had bonded with organic creatures. Scourge was among the Decepticons that were inside of Scorponok when he was blasted into deep space at the end of the series.

 
 
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