Real Name: Darcy Walker
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Police detective
Affiliations: Detective Steve Rafferty (partner)
Enemies: Breathtaker, Aftershock, Aerobicide, Bend, Stretch, Medusa, Marble, Granite, Pollutia, Clockwise, Flashpoint, Angel of Death, Vision, Vox Populi, Gangster Prankster, Firearm, Hurricane, Inferno, Mindbender, Slap Shot, Stunner, Professor Prophet
Known Relatives: Unnamed father (deceased, now alive again)
Base of Operations: Los Angeles (usually referred to as "The City of Angels" in the series, and not by it's proper name)
First Appearance: Black Scorpion (Showtime, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled fighter and martial artist. Her ring can emit a blinding light. Drives the Scorpionmobile, a high tech car outifitted with a variety of gadgets - among them the ability to change its appearance to look like a normal car (a Corvette) when Darcy was in her civilian identity.
History: Darcy Walker was an undercover vice officer until her father was gunned down on the orders of the Breathtaker, a local supervillain. Finding that she could not get justice for him within the system, Darcy became the costumed vigilante, the Black Scorpion. Thereafter, whenever a superpowered threat endangered the City of Angels, the Black Scorpion would be there to save the day. Her life was made more complicated because the insane but benign Dr.Phoenix had an annoying habit of resurrecting her dead foes - though he did redeem himself somewhat by eventually resurrecting her father too.
Comments: The character and the associated universe were created Craig J. Nevius, but made into movies by renowned low-budget movie-maker Roger Corman. Former Playboy model Joan Severance was the first Black Scorpion. She played the part in the original movie, and in the sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. Thanks to Josh Geren for this information.
Michel Lintel took over the role for the short-lived TV series launched on the Sci-Fi Channel on 5th January 2001. It lasted a single season of 22 episodes. Many of the villains were played by former Playboy models. A couple of the episodes were subsequently released as "straight-to-video" movies under the titles Black Scorpion Returns and Sting of the Black Scorpion.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Black or Scorpion characters
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