Who the Clix? Scandal Savage

Posted April 23rd, 2021 by Joe Pangrazio


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Appearances in Heroclix: Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls, Arkham Asylum
First Appearance: Villains United #1 (July 2005)
Team Affiliantions: Secret Six
Created by: Gail Simone and ‎Dale Eaglesham

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark DC; used under Fair Use

Scandal Savage is the daughter of the immortal would-be conqueror Vandal Savage and a Brazilian woman. Scandal is raised by her mother in Brazil with Vandal making appearances to train her in various forms of combat. When Scandal reaches adulthood, she is among a group blackmailed by Lex Luthor to antagonize the Secret Society of Super Villains. This is all done to foil the plans of a Lex Luthor from another dimension. When his plans for them are done, Luthor gives the six their freedom.

Though Scandal only cooperates with the Secret Six to save her mother, at first, she eventually grows to view them as a form of extended family. She even falls in love with her teammate Knockout. During a battle with the Society Knockout, acting as a mole, reveals herself in order to save Scandal from Talia al Ghul.

Scandal and Knockout attempt to have a vacation in Bangkok, only for it to be interrupted by Pistolera. The villain shoots Knockout with a Thanagarian rifle that implants a bomb into her skin. Scandal refuses to leave Knockout only to be thrown by her beloved. After the explosion, Scandal finds Knockout to be miraculously alive. The Six soon get their revenge by capturing Pistolera and Scandal personally tortures them to the brink of death. Unable to kill, even in grief, Deadshot steps in and does it for her.

Scandal discovers that Vandal is behind the assassination attempt of Knockout, determined to force his daughter to provide him with a fitting heir. Scandal is able to “kill” her father before she and the Six escape. The Six are then hired to guard a Rocket Red suit with Ice trapped inside and presumed dead. Some time after that, Knockout is killed. Scandal proceeds to get drunk in her grief and is captured by Bronze Tiger and Rick Flag. She is then offered a position in the Suicide Squad but refuses.

The Secret Six is reformed but Scandal continues to grieve the loss of Knockout. Catman and Deadshot try to cheer her up but it is a miserable attempt. Scandal manages to compose herself long enough for the team to go on a mission. During this time, Bane also seems to form an affection for Scandal which she feels uncomfortable with. Scandal is ultimately able to resurrect Knockout and proposes to her lost love. Scandal even suggests a poly-amorous marriage with a woman she had begun to see some time before Knockout's resurrection. The three live happily together and decide to have a child.

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