Real Name: ? Gilford
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Master criminal, English professor
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: London, England
First Appearance: The Scorpion (1954)
Powers/Abilities: Good fighter, cunning mind, escapologist
History: Greed to acquire ancient artifacts drove Professor Gilford to become the masked master criminal called the Scorpion. Despite his own criminality, he was not averse to assisting the police in capturing his rivals, or aiding the authorities against the Nazis.
Comments: I'm not sure if there were one or two Australian characters called the Scorpion. You have the anti-Nazi guy seen at the top, and you also have the "Master Criminal and Escapologist" seen on the left. For the purposes of this profile I've written them as one person, as it seems credible the criminal Scorpion could have subsequently put his abilities to use against the Germans, but if anyone out there can confirm or deny this theory, I'd appreciate hearing from them. The criminal incarnation was created by Monty Wedd.
Thanks to Copper for additional info.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Scorpion, Atlas comics character
Scorpion, successor to the first Atlas comics Scorpion
Scorpion, foe of Spider-Man
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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