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The name or term Scrapper refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Scrapper (disambiguation).
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Continuity: The Transformers
Affiliation: Decepticons
Subgroup: Constructicons

Scrapper is the engineer of the Constructicons. While the other Constructicons put their masterpieces together, Scrapper is the one who designs everything for them. His designs are among the best in Transformer history, however, Scrapper is a modest Decepticon who quickly shrugs off the praise he receives. In that respect he is the polar-opposite of his frequent second in command, Hook, who is an egomaniacal glory-hound.

Though modest, Scrapper is still a total nutcase. One of his favorite artistic liberties with his designs involves taking living Autobots and using them as raw materials. This vicious act is something Megatron finds admirable, as he considers Scrapper the most valuable of the Constructicons.


Hungarian name: Bokszoló
French name (Canada): Bricolo
Portuguese name (Portugal cartoon): Raspador
Portuguese name (Portugal comic): Despedaçador
Portuguese name (Brazil comic): Retalhador
Russian TV dub name: Скребок ("Scrapper")
Italian name: Ringhio ("Growl")


Fiction

Cartoon continuity

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"My continuity makes me dizzy."

Voice actor: Michael Bell (US), Toshio Ishii (Japan)

Nine million years ago, Scrapper helped build Megatron with the other Constructicons on a night below a Cybertronian city. Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4

Nine million years ago, Scrapper and the other Constructicons were the benevolent constructors of Crystal City and were also close friends to Omega Supreme. Megatron used the Robo-Smasher to re-write the Constructicons brain waves to make them Decepticons. The Secret of Omega Supreme

In the year 1984, Megatron created Scrapper and the other Constructicons on Earth. Heavy Metal War

Note: The correct origin of the Constructicons in the cartoon is uncertain and controversial, making several contunuity errors as a result.

Scrapper and the other Constructicons stole several components to create a machine that can absorb the Power chip rectifier for his other Decepticon troops. Megatron absorbs the power from his troops to become ultra powerful. Megatron dispatches the Scrapper and the other Constructicons to destroy Teletraan I in order to keep the Autobots from knowing what Megatron has done. The Constructicons tunneled into the Ark, but Teletraan I one detects them and activates the Dinobots to defend the Ark. The Constructicons are losing the battle against the Dinobots and form Devastator. The Constructicons win the battle and leave. The Autobots return from battle and Teletraan I tells them that what Megatron has done. Devastator is shot by Optimus Prime and separates back into individual Constructicons. They fall into a crag of lava in battle. Heavy Metal War

Scrapper and the other Constructicons help Blitzwing construct a defensive maze outside a football stadium. Scrapper and the others demand their share of power from Blitzwing, he tells them to build a bridge and jump off of it. The Constructicons form Devastator and begin fighting Blitzwing. Megatron, Starscream, Astrotrain, Blitzwing, and The Constructicons fight each other for betrayal. Megatron spares the traitors lives saying, "The Decepticon cause is too great to lose." Scrapper and the other Constructicons leave with the others. Triple Takeover

Scrapper and the others participate in the Battle of Autobot City. They form Devastator and breach the defenses. After losing the battle, the Constructicons form Devastator and fight the other Decepticons aboard Astrotrain. They are later present at Starscreams coronation. The Transformers: The Movie

Marvel Comics continuity

Generation One

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.
Note: Scrapper doesn't appear to be the leader of the Constructicons in most if any of his appearances. In the Constructicons' origin story, Scavenger seems to be in charge. Later, during "Totaled!", Bonecrusher is named as their leader. To further complicate things, Mixmaster was identified as the leader in an alternate future.
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Scrapper is the green and purple robot.

Early in the Transformers' war on Earth, Shockwave used the stolen power of the Creation Matrix to give life to the first of a new generation of Decepticon warriors, the Constructicons. Scrapper and the other Constructicons were immediately given a mission upon their coming online -- construct a communications tower to transmit a message to Cybertron. A truckstop was raided for raw materials, which attracted the ire of trucker Bomber Bill, who, with the aid of the Autobots, managed to destroy the tower Scrapper and the other Constructicons had built. The Next Best Thing to Being There!

Scrapper and the Constructicons, after troubleshooting their union as Devastator, were sent by Shockwave to abduct Buster Witwicky. Their attack was called off to regroup when Soundwave discovered Buster held the rest of the Creation Matrix in his head. Devastation Derby!

After Megatron's retaking of Decepticon command, Scrapper and the other Constructicons were charged with building perimeter defences around their headquarters located at the base of a coal strip mine in eastern Wyoming. Devastator's services were again required when the Autobots staged a surprise attack, but they retreated once they had what they needed. Command Performances!

During Ratbat's command, an attack was ordered on the combined Autobot forces on Earth's moon while Blaster and Grimlock dueled for leadership. Under cover of battle, Scrapper and the other Constructicons retrieved the remains of several fallen and captured Decepticons. Totaled!

Earthforce
Note: These stories do not fit into the normal Marvel continuity. See Earthforce for details.

Scrapper worked for Megatron during the Earthforce saga, as did most of his fellow Constructicons. He was first seen telling stories to Mixmaster in the hallway while Soundwave was mentally searching for traitors — and blackmail information. Secrets! He later joined the united Decepticons in an ill-fated strike against Autobot Earthbase. Divide and Conquer!

Marvel UK future timelines

In 2008, Scrapper was briefly seen with a Decepticon strike team on-board Astrotrain, just before they were attacked from out of nowhere by the Quintessons. He didn't say much, but that's probably because he was still pissed that, in the future, the Constructicons think Mixmaster is a better leader than him. He thinks that's crazy. Get it? Get it? Space Pirates!

Note: The following two sections both split off from the end of the Generation One comic, but in different, irreconcileable directions.

Generation 2

Scrapper and Bonecrusher helped construct a thermal bomb perimeter around the Autobot/Decepticon encampment which was entrenched on Earth awaiting arrival of the Swarm. A Rage in Heaven!

Classics

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.
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Then, "Construct" a patch on it! Get it?

In the fifteen years since the battle on Klo, Megatron was resurrected and had reclaimed portions of his previous army, including Scrapper and the other Constructicons. When the Decepticon Landquake mysteriously appeared and claimed to be from another timeline, his body was scrutinized by Soundwave and Scrapper. Scrapper's research led him to believe Landquake was telling the truth, noting that study of Unicron pointed towards the existence of parallel worlds and that Landquake's makeup was unlike any Transformer construction he was familiar with.

Furthermore, he announced to Megatron that an anomaly in South America radiated identical wavelengths as Landquake, something that might merit further inspection. Scrapper's only mistake was suggesting the hypothetical help of Shockwave would be appreciated, resulting in violence upon his person from Megatron. Regardless, Megatron agreed that the anomaly demanded his attention, and while Scrapper was instructed to pry deeper into Landquake's energon readings, the Decepticon commander accompanied the rest of his troops to South America. Crossing Over, Part 2

Dreamwave comics continuity

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Construction vehicles are green and purple on Cybertron too.

Nine million years ago, a young Megatron staged a Decepticon uprising and sieged Iacon to smokescreen his true designs. Long-buried planetary engines from Cybertron's similarly buried past were to be refitted by Scrapper and his Constructicons in order to convert their planet into a galaxy-faring war world. While Megatron had gone briefly missing during battle, Scrapper was ordered by Starscream to accelerate the process, despite the Constructicon's misgivings. Their hasty actions could tear the planet apart! In the end, Starscream gave Scrapper a choice: mechaform Iacon, or get mechaformed 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. The War Within

The war entered a dark age when both Optimus Prime and Megatron were presumed lost forever in a space bridge accident. During this time, the technology of combining (and thus Devastator himself) was invented, but Devastator and other super robots were declared non-allied by the Crisis Intervention Accord to stave off an arms race that would escalate the war to frightening levels. Despite this, Ratbat's Ultracons secretly enlisted Scrapper and his Constructicons. The War Within: The Dark Ages

Millions of years later, after a subset of the Transformers war awoke on Earth in 1984, the Constructicons somehow found their way from Cybertron to Earth. They were defeated along with the other Decepticons in 1999, and subsequently buried for years in a shuttle explosion. When they awoke in 2002, the Constructicons combined into Devastator and rampaged San Francisco. Optimus Prime shot them in the head. Prime Directive

Devil's Due G.I. Joe vs the Transformers continuity

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"Call us 'neon Playskool toys' one more time."

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The ruthless terrorist organization known as Cobra dug dozens of Autobots and Decepticons out of their four-million-year resting place and began rebuilding them into a Cobra-controlled army. However, with Wheeljack and Bumblebee's help, the mind-controlled Transformers were awakened, and the very cheesed-off Constructicons, including Scrapper, descended upon their previous captor, Dr. Mindbender.

Their surroundings were soon under attack by Autobot and G.I. Joe forces, requiring Scrapper and the other Constructicons to combine into Devastator. Ultimately, Devastator was brutally defeated after the Decepticon fatally wounded Hound, sending the fallen Autobot's friends into a berserker rage. G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers

IDW comics continuity

Scrapper and his team of Constructicons were apparently put out of work due to the labor shortages masterminded by Ratbat. Rather than sitting idly by and collecting roboto-unemployment checks, the Constructicons became involved with the illegal fighting ring operating in Kaon, dedicating their talents to quickly creating a combat arena at each new site of the tournaments, modifying scrap on hand for their needs. Scrapper witnessed firsthand the level of brutality Megatron could reach outside the ring when he executed the Autobot surveyers, Fastback and Bumper. Megatron Origin issue 2

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"-But seriously, we come in peace."

A year after Megatron arrived on Earth, the Constructicons arrived as well. When they transformed before human observers in New York City, Scrapper told the humans that they were aliens from another world (true), who had come to spread a message of peace and unity (not so true). A confused Hook looked at Scrapper, then they shared a laugh and proceeded to kill things. All Hail Megatron issue 1

Toys

Generation One

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"Hi, I'm neon."

  • Scrapper (Constructicon, 1985)
    • Team ID number: 3
    • Japanese ID number: 33
Scrapper turns into a front-end loader.
  • Constructicon (Constructicon, 1992)
This European-exclusive version of Scrapper was yellow, but with the darker purple from the original toy instead of the lighter Generation 2 shade, a grey canopy, and came with no Devastator parts. This toy was also not officially named, as he came on a card shared by the other Constructicons.

Generation 2

  • Scrapper (Constructicon, 1993)
The complete set of Constructicons were re-released and redecoed as part of the first assortments of Generation 2 product. The first --and seemingly more common-- versions were yellow like the previous European release, but lacked the gray plastics, had brighter purple parts, had the "DECEPTICON" tampographs on each one somewhere, and --most importantly-- came with all the Devastator bits.
A later and seemingly less common run changed the yellow plastics to rich orange. It has been rumored that this release was only available in Kay-Bee stores, but not verified.

Classics

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His bio says he's a "quiet psycho," charming!

  • Constructicon Devastator (Wal-Mart exclusive, 2007)
"Decepticon Scrapper" is one of the five toys included in this Wal-Mart exclusive giftset. He's a grey and black redeco of Energon Bonecrusher and Sledge with green and purple trim and translucent purple accessories.

Merchandise

  • Scrapper (Decoy, 1987)

Notes

  • It is unknown what relationship, if any, exists between Scrapper and the Universe Micromaster Constructicon Buckethead, who appears to have replaced Scrapper in that incarnation of the Constructicons.
  • In recent years, toys sporting the name "Scrapper" require an additional "Decepticon" prefix for trademark reasons, hence making the official name "Decepticon Scrapper".
  • Despite being leader of the Constructicons, none of his toys form the torso of Devastator, while all other combiners (except for Dinoking) use the leader as the torso

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