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Vengeance is an excuse for failure. I do not seek vengeance.

Scourge Tech Specs

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Base information for character / toy Scourge.
Name Scourge
Japanese Name Black Battle Convoy
Japanese Number D-012
Faction Decepticons
Motto Vengeance is an excuse for failure. I do not seek vengeance.

Scourge is a no-nonsense field commander. Formed during the creation of the Decepticons when Megatron scanned both a tanker truck and Optimus Prime. Because of this mix-up, Scourge resents the Autobots and especially their leader. He's cunning, dangerous and cruel - if there is any Autobot goodness within his circuits, he covers it up as acts of destruction. His battle station is a fully loaded weapon and high-tech equipment arsenal. Furiously wields his signature sword in battle.

Tech Specs chart for Scourge.
Strength 10 Intelligence 9
Speed 9 Endurance 10
Rank 9 Courage 10
Firepower 10 Skill 10

Scourge Images

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Scourge RID022
Scourge RID019
Scourge RID020
Scourge RID021

Scourge Toy Information

Information related specifically to the toy.
Status Released
Release Date May 2002 (May 2002)
MSRP $29.99
Size Class Super
Suggested Age 5+
Assortment # 26556
Product # 26556
Per Case 4 , 4
Recolors / Reuses Car Robots Black Convoy , Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime , Takara Reissue Battle Convoy , E-Hobby Laser Ultra Magnus , Universe Toxitron (Unreleased) , Year of the Goat Optimus Prime
Toy Variants Initial releases had lighter, pinkish plastic, like the Japanese release. Later versions switched to a darker shade of red, which was also used for Sonokong's Korean release of Black Convoy.
More Toy Info Toys R Us Exclusive in the US.

Scourge Parts List

Scourge toy parts information.
Figure Type Truck
Figure Color Black
Disc Black
Gun Black
Missle Launcher Black
Missle Black
Sword Red/Pink
Other Grey/Silver

Additional Scourge parts info:
10 small black missiles, 2 large black missiles, 5 black discs, 1 red sword, 1 black gun, and 1 chrome silver trailer.

Scourge Cartoon / Movie Information

Info about Scourge in the Transformers cartoons or movies.
Voice Actor Barry Stigler

Cartoon Overview
Scourge was an Autobot Protoform who set out with his crew in search of Fortress Maximus long ago. They crashed on Earth and were left in stasis pods at Castle Peak, until they were recovered by Megatron.

Megatron awoke the Protoforms as Decepticons, infusing them with the energy of his Spark. Scourge was a special case - not only did he receive programming from Megatron's spark, but his protoform also scanned a rocket fuel tanker ("the fuel will make him even more powerful!"), the human Kelly who was driving the tanker, and Optimus Prime himself, who had grabbed the tanker to prevent it from overturning and exploding. The result - an evil reflection of Optimus Prime, cruel and twisted, with all of Megatron's evil and ambition.

Scourge quickly established himself as Megatron's most effective warrior, although there were as many concerns about his loyalty as Optimus had hopes of one day restoring him to his former, Autobot self. The disloyalty of Scourge came to a head with the recovery of Fortress Maximus, who would only obey humans, and those with hearts of justice - two qualities that Scourge could emulate, thanks to his Optimus and Kelly elements. Although Scourge succeeded in seizing control of Maximus, the Autobot Team Bullet Train transported a large number of children to the scene, whose cries and cheers overrode Scourge's control of the giant. Scourge then went to plan B, abducting Koji's friend Carl, intending to use him as a puppet to control Maximus. Scourge's duplicity was finally revealed when he ordered Carl to destroy Megatron (now reborn as Galvatron), and when this gamble also failed, Megatron punished Scourge severely, wiping his datatrax clean and reducing him to a drone.

Or so it appeared. The end of the series, especially scenes in Surprise Attack and The Final Battle implied that something of the former Scourge survived, however small. Like the rest of the Decepticons and Predacons, except Sky Byte, Scourge was imprisoned in a Phantom Zone-like prison following the final defeat of Galvatron.


Barrage Attack - lasers / missiles launch from Scourge's shoulders.
Sword of Fury - Scourge brings out his Energon Sword, sometimes he also powers it up so that it glows with power.


Robots In Disguise
14 The Decepticons
15 Commandos
16 The Volcano
17 Attack From Outer Space
18 The Test
19 The Fish Test
20 Wedges Short Fuse
21 Landfill
22 Sky-Byte Saves The Day
23 A Test of Metal
24 Ultra Magnus
25 Ultra Magnus Forced Fusion
26 Lessons of the Past
27 The Two Faces of Ultra Magnus
28 Power to Burn
29 Fortress Maximus
30 Koji Gets His Wish
31 A Friendly Contest
32 Peril From The Past
33 Maximus Emerges
34 The Human Element
35 Mystery of Ultra Magnus
36 Mistaken Identity
37 Surprise Attack
38 Galvatrons Revenge
39 The Final Battle

Scourge Comic Book Information

Dreamwave Appearances

Summer Special
Dreamwave Overview

Scourge dreamwave Scourge has only made one comic appearance - in Dreamwave's Transformers Summer Special, in a special Robots in Disguise segment. Scourge here acted true to form, if even more cruelly than usual, threatening a human with his Sword of Fury at one point.

Additional Scourge Resources

Barry Stigler, who voiced Scourge, unfortunately passed away on March 1st, 2005.

Contributors: Tony_Bacala, trebleshot

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