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Origin

Scrapper has appeared in multiple continuities to include Comics, Cartoons and Movies. Scrapper's alt-mode is a Pay Loader or Front Loader. He is one of the Decepticons know as Constructicons and forms the right leg of the Combiner Devastator. Scrapper is the one who designs everything for them.

Creation

Scrapper was created by Hasbro for The Transformers (1984) Cartoon. He was first seen in 1986 Marvel Comics' The Transformers issue #10 by writer Bob Budiansky and editors Jim Shooter. Due to trademarks Scrapper was renamed Buckethead for the 2003 Universe & 2004 Energon Toys.

Major Story Arcs

Generation 1 Continuity

Marvel Comics

G1 Scrapper

Shortly after assuming control of the Decepticons, Shockwave raided a Blackrock Aerospace Assembly Plant in order to co-opt its construction facilities for his own purposes. Using the purloined power of his prisoner, Optimus Prime, Shockwave fed energy from the Creation Matrix into the brain modules of Scrapper and the Constructicons. Scrapper and the other Constructicons were immediately given a mission to construct a communications tower to transmit a message to Cybertron. A truckstop was raided for raw materials, attracting trucker Bomber Bill, who, with the aid of the Autobots, managed to destroy the tower the Constructicons had built.

After Megatron took back command of the Decepticons, Scrapper and the other Constructicons were charged with building perimeter defenses around their current base of operations at a coal strip mine in eastern Wyoming. Devastator's services were again required when the Autobots staged a surprise attack, but the Decepticons retreated once they had what they needed.

After Ratbat assumed command of the Decepticons, they staged an all-out attack on the Autobots from the Ark and Steelhaven, who had landed on the moon to settle a personal dispute. While the majority of the Decepticon forces kept the Autobots busy with mayhem and carnage, Scrapper and the other Constructicons raided the Ark, recovering the deactivated bodies of several Decepticons that were captured whiile battling Omega Supreme.

Marvel UK

Scrapper and his comrades spent the next several months working on their combiner technology. Their next mission was to capture the human known as Buster Witwicky, who had come to Shockwave's attention. They found him attending a demolition derby in Oregon. Their kidnapping attempt was interrupted by Buster's human friends, Ironhide and the Autobots. Scrapper and the Constructicons combined into Devastator, and fought off the Autobots while Soundwave performed a mind-scan on Buster. After uncovering some valuable information, Soundwave called off the attack, and the Constructicons returned to base.

Scrapper and the Constructicons remained available for the Decepticon cause. They battled the Dinobots alongside Megatron and Soundwave. As the tide of battle turned, the Decepticons abandoned the fight with the Dinobots and retreated.

IDW Publishing

Scrapper has not yet appeared in Regeneration One.

IDW Continuity

Megatron Origins

After getting laid off due to the Senate "reforms" being championed by Ratbat, Scrapper and the other Constructicons sought out work with Megatron. The Constructicons were given the unique and challenging job of building a new arena from scratch before every battle, using only the scrap and other materials on-site. They also worked with repairing Megatron and other injured gladiators after their battles.

Autocracy

The Constructions battled against the Autobots when they made an assault on the Citadel. As the war began between the Autobots and Decepticons, the Constructicons remained loyal followers of Megatron.

Iron Age

The Constructicons were stationed on Varas Centralus with Swindle and Sky-Byte, the atrocities they committed caused Sky-Byte to abandon the Decepticon cause.

Back on Cybertron, Scrapper was part of a convoy along with Ramjet, Octane and the other Constructicons bringing energon to the war effort. They were intercepted and captured by Optimus Prime and Ironhide.

All Hail Megatron

The Constructicons joined Megatron's Earth forces, where they used their new ability to combine into Devastator against the Autobots. With the Autobots defeated, Hook joined in the attack on New York City. Scrapper ordered his team to combine so they could take out the tunnels leading in and out of New York.

Hook joined Starscream's during the Seekers rebellion against Megatron. They attacked Megatron in the form of Devastator, and would have killed him if they hadn't been interrupted by the arrival of European fighter jets. Devastator started swatting the jets out of the sky, only to be attacked by Omega Supreme when the Autobots returned to the planet. The Constructicons were defeated when Omega blasted a hole straight through their combined mode.

Transformers

IDW Scrapper

Scrapper was separated from the rest of the Constructicons. He joined up with a group of Decepticons left behind on Earth, and helped rescue Thundercracker from the ruins of New York. Scrapper was hoping that the Seeker would lead their group, but Thundercracker was not interested, and instead leadership fell to Swindle. Seeking revenge on Omega Supreme for the Constructicons' earlier defeat, Scrapper and Swindle led their group into battle with Hot Rod and the Autobots who had gathered around the defense base. After Scrapper was briefly attacked by an invisible Mirage, the battle ended on an oddly peaceful note when Swindle suggested that the Autobots and Decepticons join forces to get off Earth together.

After rescueing Hook, Mixmaster and other prisoners from Skywatch. Unable to convince Rodimus to let him reassemble the Constructicons, Swindle instead applied combiner technology to the Stunticons, creating Menasor. When Ultra Magnus turned up to investigate Ironhide's death and subsequently fired upon Swindle, Scrapper transformed in response to defend his his group leader. Eventually Scrapper and the other Decepticons turned on the Autobots. After Menasor was brought down, Swindle escaped from the Autobots and Skywatch along with some Constructicons.

Scrapper's Death TF#8

Scrapper hid in a construction site, but Spike Witwicky discovered his hiding place. In reaction to Devastator killing a friend of his when he destroyed the New York tunnel, Spike tracked Scrapper down, blinded him with acid and trapped him beneath some steel beams. Scrapper tried to surrender, but Spike explained that he wasn't there to take him in, but rather to prove that a single human could defeat a Transformer and to put a stop to the threat of Devastator forever. He then used the helpless Scrapper's gun to blow his head off.

When the Decepticons captured by Skywatch were broken out by the Decepticons who left Earth, Blitzwing was seen carrying Scrapper's body away. They subsequently scanned his mind and viewed his final memories in life. In a confrontation with Optimus Prime, Megatron mentioned Scrapper's fate and used Witwicky's execution of a surrendered combatant as a reason why no humans could be trusted. After the battle, Optimus ordered Prowl to investigate Scrapper's murder, apparently seeking truth and justice.

Chaos

Megatron would later use space bridge technology built into in his new body to summon the rest of the Decepticons to Cybertron. The Constructicons carried Scrapper's body with them. While battling the Autobots, the other Constructions combined into Devastator. Because Devastator's combined form was incomplete due to Scrapper's death, they were easily defeated because their right leg was paralyzed.

Powers & Weaknesses

In vehicular mode, Scrapper's shovel can slice through 12-inch carbon-steel and can lift 30 tons. Using his jet levitation wing he can fly at 60 mph for 250 miles. In robot mode he has super strength and carries a laser pistol. Scrapper combines with the other Contstructicons to form the right leg of Devastator. Scrapper is highly intelligent and creates the blueprints for the Constructicons creations. While flying Scrapper is very vulnerable to targeting due to his lack of speed and maneuverability. His shovel is prone to metal stress fractures if overused.

Characteristics

  • Allegiance: Decepticon
  • Sub Group: Constructicon
  • Function: Construction Engineer
  • Alt-Modes: Pay Loader, Front Loader, Fork Lift
  • Color Schemes: Green/Pruple (G1, IDW, Animated), Yellow/Gray (Animated, Film)

Alternate Versions

Marvel Comics

Generation 2

Scrapper was seen on-board the Warworld among the Decepticons rallied by Megatron against Jhiaxus's Cybertronians.

Marvel UK Future Timeline

2006 Timeline

The future Decepticon known as Galvatron forced Scrapper and the Constructicons into building a massive energy cannon for his plans.

2008 Timeline

Scrapper was seen with a Decepticon strike team on-board Astrotrain, just before they were attacked by the Quintessons.

Devils Due

G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers

The terrorist organization known as Cobra found the Autobots that had crashed to earth four-million-years ago. They dug them out and began rebuilding them into a Cobra-controlled vehicles. With Wheeljack and Bumblebee's help, the mind-controlled Transformers were awakened, and the Constructicons, including Scrapper, attacked their captor, Doctor Mindbender.

Soundwave stopped them from killing the doctor, because he was needed for other purposes. The Constructicons were ordered to protect the SPS Satellite controls from the attacking Autobot and G.I. Joe troops. To do so, Scrapper combined with the others to form Devastator, but the giant was soon defeated by the attackers.

Dreamwave Publications

War Within

DW Scrapper

Scrapper was involved in the early days of the Decepticons, and Megatron's plan to turn the planet into a cosmic dreadnought. He defended the engine controls alongside Thrust and Rumble against Grimlock's commandos, but eventually gave up and scattered. When Megatron had gone missing during battle, Scrapper was ordered by Starscream to accelerate the process, despite the Constructicon's warnings that their hasty actions could tear the planet apart. In the end, Starscream gave Scrapper a choice, either mechaform Iacon, or get wrecked by Motormaster. As Scrapper predicted, the region went under a major upheavel, and he and the other Transformers in the area were forced to abandon their work as everything exploded.

He and the other Constructicons later created the combiner process, giving them the power to merge into Devastator. After the technology was widely distributed to both Autobots and Decepticon factions. Eventually the Crisis Intervention Accord was passed banning the use of Special Teams as they were too dangerous. The Constructicons were the first to break the Accords during the Dark Ages, joining up with Ratbat and his Ultracons. They attempted to seize control of the Tagan Heights from the Wreckers, but ran into the Protectobots who merged to form Defensor. Devastator was taken down by the Protectobots who caused him to unmerge into their individual components.

Generation 1

The Constructicons made their way to Earth in order to serve with Megatron and the lost crew of the Nemesis. Like all Transformers, they vanished after the destruction of the Ark II, but were reactivated by Lazarus. Hook and the Constructicons formed Devastator and began attacking California after regaining their free will, but were ultimately destroyed when Optimus Prime shot Devastator in the head.

The pieces of Scavenger and the Constructicons were taken by Earth Defense Command, and were held in their Roswell facility for study.

Fun Publications

Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass Scrapper

Scrapper and Long Haul were exploring the Rad Zone when they came across a near-death Autobot, Cliffjumper. Mistaking him for the Cliffjumper of their universe, they took him back to the Decepticon base to repair him.

During this time, Scrapper and Hook found numerous anomalies with Cliffjumper's body, indicating he wasn't who they thought he was... and that he might not even be from their universe.

After Shockwave was damaged on Earth, Scrapper, Hook and Scavenger were ready to go there to help repair him.

Other Media

Television

Transformers (1984)

G1 Scrapper

Scrapper's exact origins are unknown. He was alive on Cybertron several million years ago, where he helped create Megatron. According to Omega Supreme, Hook and the Constructicons were good once, and built Crystal City. This changed when Megatron attacked the Constructicons with his Robo-Smasher, reprogramming them into Decepticons

Episode Appearances

  • Heavy Metal War
  • City of Steel
  • The Autobot Run
  • The Core
  • The Master Builders
  • Desertion of the Dinobots, part 1
  • The Secret of Omega Supreme
  • Make Tracks
  • Triple Takeover
  • Five Faces of Death, part 4
  • Carnage in C-Minor
  • Fight of Flee
  • The Hardest Burden to Bear
  • The Rebirth, part 3

Transformers: The Headmasters (1987) (Japan)

Hook and the Constructicons were stationed on Earth, under the command of Sixshot.

Episode Appearances

  • Four Warriors Come out of the Sky
  • The Mystery of Planet Master
  • The Great Cassette Operation

Transformers: Energon (2004)

Energon Sledge

Sledge was never referred to by name, nor was he ever presented as an individual being. Most of his appearances were as the right arm of Constructicon Maximus.

Episode Appearances

  • Galvatron!
  • Distribution
  • Spark

Transformers Animated (2007)

Animated Scrapper

Scrapper is one of the Constructicons. Originally he and Mix were normal construction vehicles, until an AllSpark fragment converted them into Transformers.

The Allspark Almanac II: Scrapper and Mix were put to work on Dirt Boss's newest construction project: building something called "Devastator".

Episode Appearances

  • Rise of the Constructicons
  • Sari, No One's Home
  • A Bridge Too Close, Part I & II
  • Three's a Crowd
  • Human Error, Part II

Film

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Scrapper was present at the Battle of Autobot City, Hook helped to breach the Autobot defenses as part of Devastator, who withstood an Autobot attack. After a second attack by the Dinobots, Scrapper was not seen again until the confrontation on Astrotrain over who should lead the Decepticons. Though Rumble and Frenzy prevented Devastator from proving his superiority, Hook and the other Constructicons made it back to Cybertron and were present for Starscream's coronation as Decepticon leader. After a fanfare and the death of Starscream at the hands of Galvatron, Hook and the other Decepticons joined in the hunt for the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Scrapper from RotF

During the battle in Egypt between the Autobots, their NEST allies and The Fallen's Decepticons, Scrapper appeared in a quarry with the other Constructicons before merging into Devastator to attack former Sector Seven agent Seymour Simmons, Leo Spitz, Skids and Mudflap.

As Devastator smashed away at the Great Pyramid of Giza after shrugging off Skids and Mudflap, Simmons called upon the United States Navy to fire upon the giant Decepticon. The U.S.S. Kidd fired her experimental railgun, smashing the Scrapper arm to pieces and destroying Devastator.

Meanwhile at the Egyptian town, another Scrapper Drone joined Starscream's group to search for the fugitive Sam Witwicky. When Sam and Mikaela Banes were flushed out of hiding, Scrapper attempted to crush them with his fist/mace on a chain, but they escaped in the chaos. The Scrapper was destroyed when the United States Air Force bombed the battlefield.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

A Scrapper Drone was hiding under the surface of Earth's moon with scores of other Decepticon troops. Once the Autobot traitor Sentinel Prime and Megatron activated the space bridge pillars, he and other Decepticons were able to cross over from the moon into the middle of Washington, D.C.. Scrapper then participated in the subsequent invasion of Chicago. During the climatic battle in Chicago, he was killed by Optimus Prime's energon sword when he came charging down the main battlefield.

Video Games

Battle for the Allspark (Online)

Scrappers on each side are differentiated by little more than the make of their noggins; Autobot versions use a facemask-with-visor model, while Decepticons have a lens-head.

Scrapper drones have equal Attack & Defense skills, with a Speed boost.

Transformers: The Game (PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox360, PC)

Scrapper Drone

The weakest of the Transformer drone-models, Scrappers are light on their feet and vicious melee combatants when up close. They are armed with small rocket launchers, but they don't use them often. They primarily show up to harass the Autobots in Tranquility, but they also arrive in vast numbers to tackle Megatron in Mission City. To defeat them, follow the following tips: SMASH! SHOOT! WILD ATTACKS! They just go boom in one or two hits

Books

Transformers: Hardwired

Transformers: Annihilation

Transformers: Fusion

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