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For the character codenamed "Scorpion" in the American localization, see Lance Bean.

Class: Sergeant. Code name: Scorpion. He is a hero who repelled Black Viper's first invasion along with Mad Dog. Even so, he has never forgotten the memories of the ugly aliens and their horrible invasion plans. Scorpion is a quiet and intelligent man, and once he's on the battlefield, he turns into a ruthless, wild warrior more than anyone else. His attack is sharp like a scorpion's stab, and has sent numerous aliens to hell with no exception.

~ Contra 4 translated official description

Scorpion is a character in the Contra series. He is a commando, member of the Contra force, who made his debut as an individual character in Contra 4.


According to Contra 4ʼs partially re-written chronology of Contra, Scorpion first appeared in Operation C alongside his friend Mad Dog. (Note: Mad Dog and Scorpion were originally the American codenames for Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, respectively. Moreover, Scorpion's appearance was based on Lance Bean's in the arcade version of Super Contra.)


Operation C[]

Although it is unclear whether it was Scorpion or Mad Dog in the role of the playable character, Operation C lets the player control a character in all-green clothes (like Mad Dog) and slightly tan skin (like Scorpion). He wears a black head-band and has somewhat cropped, blond hair (like Bill Rizer).

Contra 4[]

In Contra 4, Scorpion wears bluish-purple military pants with a red bandanna. He appears to be of Hispanic descent, as indicated by both his skin color and appearance in the manga.

Quotes and sounds[]

Note: In Contra 4, Scorpion shares his audio voice files with Bill, Lance and Mad Dog.



  • Scorpion's appearance from Contra 4 is likely based on Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez from the 1987 guerrilla/science fiction-themed action film Predator (a film that strongly inspired the Contra series). In the film, Poncho was a courageous and sarcastic soldier commando with both a strong determination and composure among Dutch's team. During the climax, Poncho was officially the last human victim of the Predator.
  • In an earlier build of Contra 4, Scorpion and Lance Bean swapped names (meaning Scorpion was wearing the red pants attire while Lance was under Scorpion's purple pants attire).
  • A Probotector unit from Contra: Operation Galuga uses the serial model number SC0RP1, a reference to the name Scorpion. This Probotector also appears alongside model M4D-0G, a name referencing Scorpion's partner Mad Dog.

See also[]


  1. According to the revised chronology presented in Contra 4.
Operation C
Bill RizerLance BeanMad DogScorpion
Unnamed enemy nation's army
NoueiTuckerGoochieKirgeyKazart 408 + Reinforced PartsKazart 408GiwalaHayanos 614Black Viper
Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5
Contra 4
Bill RizerLance BeanMad DogScorpion
JimboSullySheena EtranziLuciaProbotectorSolomon Caesar
Red Falcon
Defense WallGromaidesGodomugaMissile Hugger 3000 (gigantic form) • Barracuda
Big FuzzCrustacean CruiserGomeramos KingBlack Viper (final form)
NoueiMissile Hugger 3000 (normal form) • ReaperMagnusArachnidBlack Viper
JungleLaboratoryBaseHarborOceanFactoryCityAlien HiveHarvest Yard
Contra Dual Spirits Original SoundtrackContra Chronicle Vol.1 coupling with Hard Corps: Uprising