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I am brave, strong, loyal, and give great hugs. And I am going to be the best friend that I CAN BE!
— Scorpia

Scorpia is one of the Elemental Princesses. Her family was 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 electrokinesis as a result.

Appearance

Scorpia has many of the physiological features of a scorpion, including a large red stinger and pincers instead of hands. She has white hair which she wears with an undercut. Scorpia is mostly seen wearing a crimson and maroon Horde uniform with a Force Captain badge. After joining The Rebellion, she discards the Force Captain Badge and the Horde emblem on her back.

During "Princess Prom", Scorpia styled her hair slicked back and wore a black dress. She wore the dress again in the episode, "Perils of Peekablue".

Personality

Scorpia, although from the Horde, is a very kind, loyal, 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 during the events of "Princess Prom" and carry it out. She was able to effectively lie to Catra in Season Four, and when she saw Shadow Weaver with the Princess Alliance, she realized why Catra had been acting the way she was. In "The Perils of Peekablue", she was the one who figured out Peekablue was actually Double Trouble in disguise.

Scorpia has a fear of lightning, which is ironic given her Runestone. She is very chatty, energetic, and a people pleaser.

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.

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.

Scorpia can be too self-conscious and hard on herself, 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. She is physically able to hold her own against She-Ra and able to fling people a great distance with her tail.

Powers

Scorpia empowerd by her Runestone

Scorpia empowered by her Runestone.

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 what looks like red lightning. However, the bolts she throws don't behave anything like lightning or even electricity - for example, they can amplify kinetic force, and they can travel through the dirt. Overall, her energy bolts seem to embody chaotic, destructive energy or force.
  • Aura generation: When united with the other princesses, Scorpia can generate an aura that greatly amplifies her powers. Her aura glow is purple.

Abilities

As a Force Captain, she had a high degree of authority over the Horde Soldiers ranked below her, but she gave that up after her desertion.

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.

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Scorpia as a baby, with her parents.

n "Fractures" her pincers are good for crushing and cutting. She is also very good at singing and giving hugs.

Weaknesses

Scorpia needs someone with hands

Scorpia needs someone with hands.

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 she 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.

Relationships

The Horde

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 whatever 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 Four, 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.

Catra

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Scorpia and Catra

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'. She seems like she has a crush on Catra.

Scorpia's friendship with her continues in Season Two 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 Three, 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 Four she realizes that their relationship is detrimental, calling Catra a "bad friend"; this ultimately leads to Scorpia's desertion.

True Frinds at long last

True friends at long last

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.

Entrapta

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.

Rogelio, Kyle, and Lonnie

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.

Adora

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

Glimmer

Glimmer and Scorpia Hug Destiny Part 1

Glimmer and Scorpia hug.

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

Frosta Likes Scorpia's Pincers Part 2

Frosta likes Scorpia's pincers.

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. The pair fought Prime side by side several times in season five.

Sea Hawk

They had a brief interaction when the sailor was helping his team infiltrate the Fright Zone to rescue Glimmer and Bow. He tried and failed to beguile her with his charms; she remembered that he was a member of the Rebellion and instantly turned hostile. He was only rescued when Entrapta released a crane that knocked out Scorpia so that they could continue with their mission.

In the Season Two 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.

Perfuma

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. Afterward, 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.

Emily

Scorpia started taking care of the robot as 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.

Family

Scorpia family

Scorpia's family.

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.

Plot

Past

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.

Season One

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.

Catra was shocked by the fact that Scorpia is a princess, then convinces her to accept Frosta's invitation to the Princess Prom so they could capture Glimmer and Bow.

Scorpia was part of the invasion force during the Battle of Bright Moon.

Season Two

Scorpia was put in charge of a tower the Horde recently occupied by Catra but she and her subordinates were driven out by the Princess Alliance.

She accompanied Catra and Entrapta to the Northern Reach of Etheria to retrieve First Ones' tech and battled Snow Monsters.

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.

Season Three

Tung Lashor with Scorpia and Catra Once Upon a Time in the Waste

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 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 threatens to do the same her if she stepped out of line.

Scorpia appeared in the alternate reality in Portal.

Season Four

Scorpia leaves the Horde

Scorpia leaves the Horde.

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 as 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.

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Scorpia accidentally stinging Perfuma.

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.

Scorpia and Black Garnet

Scorpia claims her birthright.

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.

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The real battle has just begun.

Glimmer and her 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.

Season Five

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.

Listening to Entrapta

Other princesses listening to Entrapta

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 that 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. Entrapta 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 whereabouts, 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 apparently told her that he 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.

Apologetic Scorpia Cradles Bow

An apologetic Scorpia cradles Bow

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.

During a battle outside the spire a wave of clones from Horde Prime's ship beam down to the surface to engage the princesses in combat. However, they hold back and do nothing, their arrival distracting them long enough for Mermista to flood the battlefield and Scorpia to electrocute the princesses through it. With the battle briefly halted, a massive hologram of Horde Prime coalesces over the spire, who gloats over them all and reveals Entrapta in captivity, assuring them that eternal night awaits them before disappearing again. Melog and Bow fight their way through the clones in the spire, swiftly cutting a path to Entrapta's setup from before he was abducted. Before they can quite reach it however, a bolt of electricity shot from Scorpia nearly kills them both. Glimmer intends to go help him, but when she turns around she finds all of her allies ensnared in dark magic; her father, King Micah, single-handily overcame the entire Princess Alliance and holds them motionless with his overpowering magic.

In the Horde outpost itself, Scorpia unleashes her own electrical magic at Bow until Melog enshrouds him in invisibility and keeps him safe. While under the cloak of Melog's invisibility, Bow continues the deployment Entrapta's program to deactivate all the chips on Etheria. Scorpia is unable to detect him until he shouts out in glee when the program activates, allowing her to blast him and Melog away from the terminal and back into visibility. He talks to Scorpia and absolves her of guilt for anything she did while under Horde Prime's influence, to the point where she is able to resist fighting him for just a second, time enough for him to finally deploy the program and deactivate all of the chips. And finally Scorpia herself is freed along with everyone else. She, Melog, and Bow all hug in joy. The princesses are beleaguered by a hail of green blasts from Horde Prime's clones. Netossa holds them at bay with a net while the rest of the princesses return fire, until Scorpia and Bow arrive to help. They rejoice in being together until Horde Prime appears on a bluff above them, foretelling the destruction of the planet when the Heart of Etheria is used.

She-Ra then comes before Horde Prime who vows he will return only for She-Ra to correct him saying his reign is over and banishes him from Hordak's body with a surge of magic, killing him, ending the threat of the Horde once and for all. Hordak is restored, remembering the day when he first found Adora as a baby, and seeing this Entrapta rushes to him and embraces him. Glimmer and her father embrace, Netossa and Spinnerella share a kiss out of joy, Scorpia forgives and hugs Catra.

Trivia

  • In Season Two and beyond, it is heavily implied that Scorpia is romantically interested in women, and in the episode "White Out" she even tries to ask Catra on a date.
  • Scorpia's astrological sign is Cancer, also known as the crab.
  • Lauren Ash confirmed in a 2019 interview that Scorpia grew up in the Horde and has never considered a 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 that 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 Stevenson identifies with the characters, or about their feelings throughout the show.
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