Just so you know, I'm a hugger!
— Scorpia talking to Catra
Scorpia is one of the princesses whose family were the original occupants of the Fright Zone prior to the arrival of Hordak. She is the former quaternary antagonist of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She is introduced as a Force Captain in the Horde, but she later left the Horde and joined The Rebellion, along with the Princess Alliance. She connected with the Black Garnet Runestone, gaining electric elemental powers as a result.
Scorpia has many of the physiological features of scorpions including a large stinger and pincers instead of hands. She has white hair which she wears with an undercut. Scorpia is mostly seen wearing a Horde uniform with a Force Captain badge. After joining the Rebellion, she discards the Force Captain Badge.
Scorpia, although from the Horde, is a very kind, naive, and loving Force Captain, barely showing a hint of true malice or sadism compared to the others. When in battle, her incompetence and her innocent nature can hinder her progress, but she makes up for it with her determination and dedication to the Horde. She is not very serious or competent, but does get the job done. However, Scorpia is not stupid. She was the one who suggested the attack on Princess Prom and carry it out. She was able to effectively lie to Catra in Season 4, and when she saw Shadow Weaver (Catra's mother figure) with the Princess Alliance, she realized why Catra had been acting the way she was. Scorpia has a fear of lightning, which is ironic given her Runestone. She also seems a bit chatty and can ramble often.
She has described herself as a "hugger" and loves to make friends. Making friends as well as protecting her friends seems to be her main motivation.
Apparently her morning to-do list includes waking up, looking sharp, breathing in the new day, making her bed, (feeding Emily), and last of all, pushing down doubts and insecurities.
She appears to have self-confidence issues, but copes and hide her insecurities well; her mantra is "I am brave, strong, loyal, and I give great hugs. And I am going to be the best friend I can be!" ("Princess Scorpia") She has said that the other Princesses were made uncomfortable by her and she feels judged by them.
Powers and abilities
Scorpia is one of the most powerful individuals in the series and her power seems to grow as her character develops.
Black Garnet connection: Despite being one of the Elemental Princesses, Scorpia was never shown to have a connection with her Runestone (prior to the events of "Destiny Part 2"). After the Horde took the Black Garnet from her family, It was believed that Scorpia lost all possible connection with it. However, with the help of Glimmer, Scorpia was finally able to form a connection with the Black Garnet.
- Electrokinesis: After she connected to the Black Garnet, Scorpia gained the ability to generate and manipulate red lightning.
- Aura generation: When united with the other princesses, Scorpia can generate an aura that greatly amplifies her powers. Her aura glow is purple.
Scorpia is extremely strong (strong enough to overpower She-Ra in terms of pure might; and can lift Lonnie, Kyle, and Rogelio off their feet at the same time for a group hug) and has paralyzing venom in her tail's stinger. She is also extraordinarily durable, as shown by her ability to take the full brunt of Glimmer's staff strike (which can destroy Horde robots) while barely noticing.
Scorpia is very proficient in combat and shows great ferocity on the battlefield. According to her in "Fractures" her pincers are good for crushing and cutting.
Singing: in Perils of Pekkablue she demonstrate being a good singer.
She has one notable weakness: her hands (or lack thereof). Though not usually an issue, she has shown difficulty in holding files and using remotes due to the fact that she has scorpion claws as opposed to actual human hands with fingers.
Scorpia's optimistic attitude, naivety, and misguided faith in others can also cloud her judgment, the most notable instance of this being her relationship with Catra. Despite being proven wrong multiple times (and even being told so by Catra), Scorpia allows her belief that her and Catra are best friends get in the way of rational decisions, such as letting her send Entrapta to Beast Island. It is not until Catra snaps at Scorpia for being unable to find Entrapta's recordings that she finally realizes Catra is a bad friend, leaving the Horde for good.
As a force captain, Scorpia can only be believed to be dedicated to her work in the Horde. In "Princess Prom", Scorpia tells Catra that the Horde crash-landed in her back yard. This means that Scorpia's family is from what ever the Fright Zone was called before Hordak crashed there. And that her entire family joined the Horde after their kingdom was taken over. Her life with the Horde has been part of her everyday life since day one. She was willing though to stay in the Crimson Waste, showing that she'd choose Catra over her long time home, the Horde.
In Season 4, she begins seeing the Horde for what it truly is, and finally defects. After getting to know her fellow princesses and realizing that the Horde had lied to her for her entire life. She was still reluctant to fight them due to her past with them but after Glimmer's encouragement, she decides to fight for what is right.
Scorpia and Catra become reluctant friends while on missions for the Horde, even to the point of Scorpia inviting Catra to be her "plus one" at the Princess Ball. She seems to really want to be her friend and tries not to let her down. She admires Catra and despite all her flaws thinks she is amazing, calling her on multiple occasions 'beautiful' and 'genius'.
Scorpia's friendship with her continues in Season 2 to the point of asking Catra out on a date. The two also bond after a successful raid on First Ones' tech in the Northern Reach. During Season 3, however, she finally begins to see Catra's darker side, such as when she sent Entrapta to Beast Island and threatened to do the same to Scorpia if she stepped out of line. Scorpia is crushed by this and sinks to her knees in a heartbroken way. In Season 4 she realizes that their relationship is detrimental, calling Catra a "bad friend"; this ultimately leads to Scorpia's desertion.
Even after leaving the Horde, she still thinks there is some good in Catra and still cares for her well being. Unknown to Scorpia, she played a major role in Catra’s deteriorating sanity. Catra secretly did care about Scorpia, since she has been driven insane by Scorpia’s absence (due to her crippling mental stability caused by everyone she cared about abandoning her.(Adora, Shadow Weaver and now Scorpia)) and became near-to obsessed with finding her, up to the point where she threw numerous, destructive tantrums at the mention of Scorpia and lost a great deal of rest, which only further added to her crippling sanity.
After Horde Prime was defeated she reunites with a reformed Catra; before Catra could say anything she hugs her as a sign of forgiveness.
Scorpia and Entrapta have a friendly working relationship, considering her part of her "Super Pal Trio". She was against sending Entrapta to Beast Island, but did nothing out of fear. After realizing the error of her ways, she leaves the Horde to save her, realizing Entrapta is her first real friend.
Scorpia became close to them over the course of the series. She was elated when she learned that they defected from the Horde as well. Despite her kindness, Scorpia also likes to blame everything on Kyle.
She is jealous of Adora's past relationship with Catra. She did not like Adora but didn't hate her either. She is briefly seen being friendly towards Adora in "White Out", even hugging her. In "Remember", she was the first one to agree with Adora in that something was not right when they were in a false reality. Eventually, she turned to Adora and the rest of the Rebellion for help in rescuing Entrapta. They seem to have become true friends since Scorpia joined the Princess Alliance
Although they started out as enemies, Glimmer helped her with her issues with the past and encouraged her to embrace her destiny as a princess. The two began to trust each other and Glimmer promised Scorpia that activating her powers would make her able to save everyone on Etheria. Glimmer was also astounded by Scorpia's newly acquired lightning powers.
Frosta was angry at her for her role in ruining the Princess Prom, but after she was assigned to guard her, the two started to bond over both not fitting in. Frosta also became very interested in her pincers and found them really cool. Scorpia has shown to have grown quite fond of Frosta in a very short time and called her "Little Buddy" when she tried to rescue her.
In the Season 2 episode "White Out", Scorpia and Sea Hawk briefly speak to one another about relationships because they are both are being ignored and unappreciated by who they love. Their time together is hinting a friendship despite being on opposing sides.
Sea Hawk also asks her if she thinks he's cool, and Scorpia replies with "Potentially". They have become very good friends since she joined the rebellion.
Initially, the two did not interact much. When Scorpia arrived at Bright Moon, Perfuma, instead of attacking her, attempted to befriend her and settle things peacefully, but Scorpia’s tail (out of instinct) stung and paralyzed Perfuma, much to Scorpia’s dismay. Afterwords, Perfuma became very uncomfortable around Scorpia due to the paralyzation, but tried to be friendly with her (although she still considered her a bit of an enemy due to her former allegiance to the Horde.) They became better friends while Scorpia was a prisoner, even being given a flower by Perfuma as a sign of friendship. In Season 5, their relationship is expanded. The two have come to be quite close. In “The Perils of Peekablue,” Perfuma gave Scorpia self-confidence to socialize with the other patrons once she noticed how socially awkward she was, and encouraged her to do what she loves (sing) when Scorpia was called up on stage. This started a small chant Scorpia now uses often; “I can do this.” During the party, the two playfully called each other by their code names, hinting the two had a romantic interest in each other. When Peekablue was revealed to be shapeshifter Double Trouble and half of the party-goers were Horde-chipper, Scorpia, realizing she could use her electrokinesis to her advantage in the water-filled cavern, sacrifices herself to fend off the clones, much to Perfuma’s dismay. Scorpia warmly reassured Perfuma that she (Scorpia) ‘can do this,‘ while a tearful Perfuma Is forced to leave her behind. Unfortunately, Scorpia was chipped during the battle, therefore becoming one of the mind-clones. Perfuma constantly worried about Scorpia, holding on to the belief that Scorpia’s conscious still existed inside her, and was fighting back the chip‘s mind control. When Netossa listed down everyone’s weaknesses, she acknowledged how Perfuma’s main weakness was her inability to hurt the people she cares about, which proved to be a disadvantage to the Rebellion as half of their members and friends were chipped. Perfuma still believed that Scorpia had some control over herself, hoping the power of friendship would prove to be stronger than the mind-control. Unfortunately, Perfuma had to face Scorpia anyway, and seemingly failed to reach out to her. However, Scorpia, instead of aiming directly at Perfuma, aimed in a different direction, allowing Perfuma and Adora to escape. Perfuma realized that her theory was right and was overjoyed to learn this, while Scorpia discovered one of Perfuma’s flowers and showed some recognition of her friend’s lost object, smiling fondly. When Entrapta and Bow disabled all the chips, Scorpia was freed from her mind-control and reunited with Perfuma, the two being overjoyed to see each other. According to a post by Noelle, the two have begun a romantic relationship, meaning they are currently girlfriends.
Scorpia started taking care of the robot like a pet after Entrapta was taken to Beast Island and seeing Emily as her second real friend after Entrapta. She took Emily with her when she left the Horde.
No interaction with her family has been seen on-screen. There is a picture of Scorpia's parents that she keeps near her bed, seen in "Princess Scorpia". We see her female parents holding an infant Scorpia; she also mentioned a grandfather who submitted to the Horde in the same episode. She appears to look up to them, although it is unknown if her thoughts on them changed after her defection.
Scorpia is a princess who was raised by her moms, she also mentions a grandfather she looked up to. She told Catra, "The Horde crash-landed in my family's backyard..." meaning that Scorpia's family is from the Fright Zone. Her family later made an agreement with the Horde, and their runestone, the Black Garnet, was given to Hordak who then gave it to Shadow Weaver.
Scorpia is first introduced in the episode "The Sea Gate". She joins Catra on the mission to bring back Adora to keep Catra in line. She seemed confused that Catra didn't attend force captain orientation. Scorpia then fires the laser to try to stop She Ra and destroy the gate. She flings Bow overboard the Horde ship, then she keeps firing the laser at the gate. She jumps overboard with Kyle, Rogelio and Lonnie after the ship is destroyed.
Scorpia was part of the invasion force during the Battle of Bright Moon.
Scopria found Catra contemplating about Shadow Weaver. She was shocked when she learned that Beast Island was real and confused about why Catra cared so much because of Catra and Shadow Weaver's mutual disdain for each other.
Scorpia broke into the prison to rescue Catra, but Catra refused her help because she felt that caring for others is what got her in trouble in the first place.
Scorpia accompanied Catra to the Crimson Waste after Catra was sent there on a suicide mission.
After Catra took control of the Crimson Waste, Scorpia suggested that they stay the in the desert and rule all the gangs instead of returning to the Fright Zone. While Catra was not against the Idea, they ultimately went back after Catra learned about Shadow Weaver being in Bright Moon.
When Catra order Entapta to be sent to Beast Island she was against it but Catra threaten to do the same her if she stepped out of line.
Scorpia appeared in the false reality.
Scorpia was tasked with finding an Entrapta's notes. She later found out that the recordings were in Emily but could not extract without disassembling her robotic friend. She went into some ruins that used to belong to their family before the Horde conquered her kingdom was she again tried to defend Catra, but then Emily showed her the recording of Catra sending Entapta to Beast Island and Scorpia doing nothing because she was afraid. It was then she finally realized how cruel and selfish Catra is and resolved to fix her mistake. Scorpia presents a piece of junk tech to Catra, saying she "accidentally" damaged the recordings when she supposedly extracted them from Emily. After Catra's spiteful comments she walks away from her "bad friend" and gathers the courage to finally leave the Horde with Emily so that she can save Entrapta.
When she arrived at Bright Moon she was attacked by the princesses but managed to ask their help. After tying her up, they were willing to listen to her. She then told them about Entrapta's predicament; Scorpia was horrified to learn from Shadow Weaver that Beast Island was actually worse then the stories told in the Horde. Adora and Bow wanted to rescue Entrapta immediately but Glimmer ordered that Scorpia be guarded instead. She stats bonding with Perfuma and Frosta and starts to tear up from feeling like she belongs.
Glimmer goes to Scorpia for help by forming a connection to the Black Garnet so the princesses can use the power of the Heart of Etheria. Scorpia is uncertain because of getting rejected a lot in the past, but after Glimmer tells how she relates to her and explaining how Horde Prime is a danger to everyone on Etheria, she agrees. Scorpia hugs Glimmer, then pulls back apologizing, but realizing that Glimmer is hugging her back returns to her hugging.
She and Glimmer travel to the Fright Zone where they encounter Kyle, Rogelio, and Lonnie. Upon learning that they defected from the Horde too, Scorpia gives them all a hug before continuing to the Black Garnet. When they reach her family Runestone she is still filled with doubts, but Glimmer encourages her, and Scorpia connects to the Black Garnet; gaining the power over red lightning. Glimmer orders her to go help the other princesses. As she is about to leave, Scorpia goes on that even though Catra has done terrible things she cares about her, Glimmer tells her to relax because "we're the good guys." When Perfuma and Frosta started feeling harmed from the Heart's activation Scorpia rushes to help them only to fall to the effects of the superweapon herself. After Adora stopped the Heart, Scorpia and her fellow princesses watched as the Horde Armada has finally arrived on Etheria.
Scorpia joined in the relocation and protection of Etherian people. She worked happily with the rebels, often commenting on how kind everyone is. She had to sting Adora unconscious to save her life when she got outmatched by three clones she attacked, alone. After retreating from the three clones the group temporarily captured a single clone and tried to interrogate him without success. They abandoned the clone when their base was overrun and had to retreat to the deepest part of the Whispering Woods.While most of the Princesses were hesitant to welcome Entrapta back into the group but Scorpia vouched for her, saying that she has a good heart. With Mermista in charge, Entrapta led Scorpia and Frosta to one of Prime's spires where she believed that they could discover Glimmer's location by hacking into the spire's computer. The four Princesses sneaked past many of the bots but Entrapta wondered off and walked into a bot which activated the spires defenses. This created a heated exchange where Entrapta realized that people were mad at her for joining the Horde and her perceived lack of empathy. Entrpta apologized and with reckless abandon rushed toward the spire to get the signal and find Glimmer's location. Mermista blessed her plan and sent Scorpia and Frosta as Entrapta's back-up while she and Perfuma distracted the rest of the bots. Entrapta hacked the spire, discovered Glimmer's whereabout ,,s and found out that Prime was sending reinforcements to Etheria. They then informed Adora and told her to leave immediately.
Scorpia joined Swift Wind's night's watch. They shared a few friend moments, Scorpia let slip that Kyle had a crush on Rogelio, but that she's really good with secrets. Swifty told her that he's been trying to access his sacred bond with Adora, but to no avail.
Sea Hawk formulated a plan to contact Prince Peekablue by sneaking into the Enchanted Grotto's underwater soiree. He is hoping to get Peekablue to use his farsight to help the Rebellion. Mermista gave everyone secret aliases Scorpia is Lynda D'Ream, Perfuma is Tara. Sea Hawk and the company bluffed their way into the soiree. Perfuma and Scorpia had a heart-to-heart where Perfuma encouraged Scorpia to not let her dreams be dreams; this led Scorpia to sing a song beautifully. After her number she went backstage and started to talk the Prince into helping them. But as they talked the Princess realized something was amiss and after questioning them, she stung them unconscious. The gang questioned Double Trouble until a chipped Mermista joined them and broke the glass protecting them from the sea. While everyone else escaped Scorpia stayed behind holding the structure together. She was then captured and chipped.
Adora made a plan to sneak into Scorpia's home, having figured out where she was. As the Princesses fought in the Fright Zone Scorpia forced Adora and Perfuma into Horak's throne room that Prime had taken over and remade in his image. Scorpia bound the two Princesses while Prime explained that he had to come and see Etheria for himself. He revealed that he no longer needed She-Ra to activate the Heart of Etheria; building upon Hordak's research and his personal knowledge of the First Ones he said that he could access the Heart on his own. Horde Prime ordered Scorpia to end Adora and Perfuma, and she powered up her lightning and devastated the platform that Adora and Perfuma were on. But that only released the Princesses and angered Prime.
- In Season Two and beyond it is heavily implied that Scorpia is romantically interested in women, and in the episode "White Out" she even attempts to ask Catra on a date.
- Scorpia's astrological sign is Cancer, also known as the crab.
- Lauren Ash confirmed in an 2019 interview that Scorpia grew up in the Horde and has never considered life outside the Horde.
- Scorpia coined the word terifunfying in season 4, after getting her lightning powers.
- Noelle Stevenson claimed that if Scorpia had a favorite band it would be Fleetwood Mac.
- Scorpia revealed that Kyle apparently told her he had a crush on Rogelio a while back.
- Noelle Stevenson created a playlist called "Scorpia" on Spotify, along with a few other of the main characters. These playlists seem to have songs that Noelle identifies with the characters, or about their feelings throughout the show.
- She Is a bit similar to Vic Criss and Belch Huggins from the novel it: as they are less malevolent than their boss and are more humane than their said boss.
|She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's Characters|
|Best Friends Squad||Adora/She-Ra • Glimmer • Bow • Catra|
|Princesses and Rebellion||Perfuma • Mermista • Frosta • Netossa • Spinnerella • Queen Angella • Sea Hawk • King Micah • Entrapta • Scorpia|
|The Evil Horde||Horde Prime • Horde Prime's Clone Army • Lord Hordak • Lonnie • Kyle • Rogelio • Grizzlor • Octavia|
|Others||Castaspella • Swift Wind • Madame Razz • Tung Lashor • Double Trouble • Shadow Weaver • Melog • Huntara|