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For the boss of Toxic Pools in Sonic Spinball (8-bit), see Toxic Pools Boss.

Destroy Scorpius!!!

— Status Strip, Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

Scorpius is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a scorpion-based robot created by Dr. Robotnik during the Veg-O-Fortress incident.


Scorpius is a gigantic, orange-colored robotic scorpion. He is designed to possess Dr. Robotnik's face. He also has four gray, mechanical legs and a large gray tail that has a stinger at the end.


Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

In Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, Scorpius was created by Dr. Robotnik when he built the Veg-O-Fortress. There, Scorpius rested in the Toxic Caves, the lowest point of the fortress. Eventually, he tried to battle Sonic the Hedgehog when the hedgehog infiltrated the Veg-O-Fortress, only to be destroyed.

Powers and abilities

Scorpius possesses a stinger than can excrete a green liquid.


Scorpius is the boss of the Toxic Caves in Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball and the first boss overall. He is battled with Sonic the Hedgehog.

Boss guide

During the battle, Scorpius will use his tail as a shield against Sonic. The player must jump into the gap between his tail and his body in order to attack him; if they succeed, they will bounce repeatedly within Scorpius and cause him significant damage unless they slip out of the gap. After a huge amount of hits, his tail will fall off, which will allow the player to attack Scorpius' body directly, with four hits being needed to destroy him.

The player can also damage Scorpius by hitting the four Drop Targets above the ceiling, which will cause a pile of rocks to fall down and damage Scorpius. The player has to bounce on Scorpius's tail in order to reach all four targets.

If the player falls to the bottom of Scorpius's boss room, they will be shot back up, meaning Sonic cannot leave the room until Scorpius is defeated. The room's shooter, however, disappears once Scorpius's tail is destroyed. As such, the player will fall all the way back to the beginning of the Toxic Caves should they fall into the wrong drain.


Name Artist Length Music Track
N/A N/A 3:47

In other media

Archie Comics

Scorpius, from Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man Free Comic Book Day 2014.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Scorpius was a Classic Badnik created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik when he built the Veg-O-Fortress. There, he rested in the fortress' Toxic Caves. Later, it, along with Rexxon, attacked Sonic when he infiltrated the fortress, but they were both easily defeated by Sonic.

After the Super Genesis Wave re-wrote history, Scorpius was used in a training simulator aboard the Sky Patrol in order to battle the Freedom Fighters. Despite its unnerving appearance, it was easily taken down by the heroes.


Scorpius' twin-stinger glitch.

  • Scorpius' tail can get glitched, if the player passes over the robot at the same time when his tail's turning animation happens. This can cause Scorpius to get two stingers on the same tail.
  • The screech Scorpius lets out when being damaged is the same as Dr. Robotnik's from the ending of Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball.




  1. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Sega Mega Drive) United States instruction booklet, pg. 15.