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Samurai Jack! Man, it is good to see you, babe. What took you so long? I decimated this village days ago, just for you. Oh wait, this is you, right? I mean who could recognize you with all that gear, and ruggedness, baby? I'll tell you who: Me! Be-bee-ba-boo-bo-da... Scaramouche the Merciless! The Pied-Piper of Ruination, the Crooner of Carnage, the Ambassador of Annihilation, the Eradicator of All, baby! Also known as... Aku's most favorite assassin, babe.

Scaramouche introducing himself, Episode XCII

Scaramouche the Merciless is an android who used to be Aku's #1 assassin. He is now Aku's #3 assassin since Deathblow and Da-Bomb took his top place.

Appearance

His appearance is similar to X9, but with teal eyes (white in later episodes) instead of red, a longer neck, and a larger functional mouth with teeth and a blue-green (later red) tongue. He wears a black straw hat, yellow scarf, red high-heel boots, a long purple coat with red interior, and a large black belt.

Personality

Despite Scaramouche's seemingly affable attitude to Jack, he is nevertheless a homicidal psychopath who massacred an entire town of innocent people in order to draw Jack's attention.

Unlike other robots sent to kill Jack, Scaramouche is very boastful and talkative. Upon noticing that Jack was without his sword, he proceeded to mock him for it, to the point of calling Aku to boast that Jack had lost the weapon. He has a tendency to call anyone he meets as babe or baby, even his boss, Aku. He is also extremely arrogant, proclaiming himself as Aku's favorite assassin. It is unknown if Aku himself considers him as such.

His arrogance ultimately proves to be his downfall, since he lets his guard down long enough for Jack to use his knife (which was imbued by Scaramouche's own magnetic force from his own knife) as a makeshift shrapnel grenade to cripple his neck (the source of his magic).

In the face of possible deactivation, he praises Jack's fighting skill, likely a weak attempt to talk his way out of his fate, before Jack cleaves him in half with his own sword.

His boastful and arrogant behavior continues to become a problem for him in XCVII, as he constantly gets into trouble with other passengers on a ship and one of its sailors. When he is stopped by the guard in question (who points out Scaramouche's condition), Scaramouche resolves to using his prideful title as 'Aku's favorite' to get on board, which doesn't work due to his status as one of Aku's top assassins, much to his annoyance. He is also capable of showing shocked or disgusted emotions as well, as he comments on the creepiness of the head shape of the passenger who helped him sneak aboard.

His 'headliner' status makes him even more arrogant, shown when whilst relaxing on a sun chair, he orders what he assumed was a waitress to get him a drink, much to her anger. He also extremely disdainful, as he insults a group of anthropomorphic dogs by calling them with slurs such as "Rover", "barking" and "go get somebody their slippers". This caused his attempt to inform Aku of Jack's loss of his katana backfired, as their leader throw him overboard.

Background

By the time Jack reaches the plume of smoke, he arrives at a ruined city, filled with rubble and the corpses of its dead citizens. Jack meets the robot assassin Scaramouche, who claims himself to be Aku's most favored assassin and remarks on Jack's nigh-unrecognizable appearance, including the loss of Jack's sword. In a flashback, Jack recalls his signature weapon falling down a pit as he looks in horror. Laughing, Scaramouche declares that Jack is no threat without his sword, and calls Aku on his mobile phone to make a report, but Jack destroys the phone with a thrown kunai.

Somewhat delighted with this turn of events, Scaramouche begins to fight Jack, first by playing a magical flute that forms a golem out of the city's rubble. Jack quickly discovers that Scaramouche can rebuild the golem easily by reanimating more rocks to replace any part he breaks off. Landing among a pile of rocks after destroying the golem, Jack is once again swept up in another hallucination, this time seeing the rocks around him as the children of the city, begging him for help. The mysterious rider, prevalent in his other visions, looks down on the scene. Jack pleads for their understanding, causing Scaramouche to think Jack has gone "beaucoup cuckoo". Coming back to reality with a rock to the face, Jack eventually destroys the flute, but Scaramouche reveals that his voice was the true source of his magic. The robot proves his point by scatting. This impromptu singing animates Scaramouche's sword to continue the fight against Jack.

While Jack barely dodges the sword's attacks, Scaramouche brings out another blade which opens up like a tuning fork, demonstrating its ability to vibrate at a frequency powerful enough to shatter Jack's own knives. As Scaramouche fights Jack to a standstill, he gloats over his victory, but Jack throws his remaining sword at Scaramouche, still vibrating from clashing with the tuning fork sword. The sword explodes at the last second, severely damaging Scaramouche's vocal chord equivalent, leaving him unable to fight. Scaramouche admits defeat as Jack cleaves him in two with Scaramouche's first blade, after which Jack keeps the tuning fork sword for himself as he leaves. (Episode XCII)

It is revealed that he survived his fight with Jack, but is now decapitated. On waking up, he dances and starts to rejoice whilst singing about his well-being. Upon noticing his broken phone, he remembers the status of Jack's sword and sets off on a mission to contact Aku.

Scaramouche hops his way to a port town (the same one the Scotsman and Jack visited during the latter's amnesia). While celebrating his discovery, he ends up being accidentally kicked down a hill by civilians walking past. As he approaches a docked ship, he is stopped by a hulking sailor guard, who directs Scaramouche to a sign that claims 'No Shirt, No Shoes, No Body - No Entry'. Scaramouche tries to use his status as 'Aku's favorite' to get aboard, only for the sailor to point to another sign showing the current leader-board of Aku's favorites (to which Scaramouche has been relegated to 3rd place). Annoyed by his demotion as a favorite, he resolves to prove himself and starts to look for alternate ways in, such as hiding inside a woman's hair (but being seen and thrown out by the sailor), and placing his head on a dog (a new rule claiming 'No Dog' stops him). Ultimately, he manages to strike a deal with a civilian to combine the assassin's head with the civilian's body. The ruse works and he manages to get on board. He is then reminded by the civilian that he is owed 50 credits, but Scaramouche simply replies that Aku will reward him for the information on Jack's sword. Once the civilian leaves, Scaramouche voices his disgust with the shape of the civilian's head, claiming it "looks like a talking penis".

Once aboard the ship, Scaramouche spend his time relaxing, until he mistakes a female passenger for a waitress and commands her to bring him a drink, therefore angering the woman and causing her to kick Scaramouche towards a wall. Recovering from the assault, he notices a conveniently placed phone booth on the ship, and proceeds to call Aku.
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As he starts to tell Aku about Jack's sword, Aku responds with a confused voice, unable to hear Scaramouche due to background noise from the other passengers. Scaramouche impatiently orders the passengers to keep their voices down, but ends up offending a group of anthropomorphic dogs, who proceed to throw him overboard. (Episode XCVII)


Appearances

Season 5

Powers and Abilities

  • Enhanced Speed and Agility: Scaramouche is remarkably agile. He was able to leap tall structures in a single bound, quickly dodge Jack's attacks, and massacred an entire village in only a day.
  • Musical Telekinesis: Using a "magic" flute, Scaramouche can levitate objects and create golems to fight opponents. When the flute is destroyed, he can continue to levitate objects by scatting, indicating this power comes from his voice and the flute merely amplifies his ability, since he only needs to control his sword through his voice. His power depends on his vocal chords, and he becomes helpless after Jack damages his neck, nullifying the ability.
  • Swordsmanship: Scaramouche is a master sword fighter, easily holding his own against even the experienced Jack, and carries multiple blades on his person, including a heavy scimitar and a special "tuning sword" that destroys objects on contact.
  • Multi-linguist: Scaramouche appears to understand French, as he taunts Jack with au revoir which is goodbye in the language. However, he sarcastically remarks it's French for "You're dead, babe."
  • Observant Analyst: Scaramouche is shown to be very observant, as he's able to point out that Jack has changed his appearance a lot and even noticed that the samurai doesn't have his sword anymore.
  • Durability: Despite being cleaved and beheaded by Jack, Scaramouche survived his encounter and is able to continue functioning despite no longer having a body, a feat that most other robots can't do.
  • Maneuverability: Scaramouche is able to get to different places even if he only has just his head and part of his neck by just hopping around on the latter.
  • Buoyancy: Despite being made of metal, Scaramouch's head can float in water without sinking.

Quotes

  • "Samurai Jack! Man, it is good to see you, babe. What took you so long? I decimated this village days ago, just for you. Oh wait, this is you, right? I mean who could recognize you with all that gear, and ruggedness, baby?"
  • "I'll tell you who: Me! Be-bee-ba-boo-bo-da... Scaramouche the Merciless! The Pied-Piper of Ruination, the Crooner of Carnage, the Ambassador of Annihilation, the Eradicator of All, baby! Also known as... Aku's most favorite assassin, babe".
  • "Oh, there it is, babe. The world famous scowl. Well, come on, Sammy baby, whip it out! You know what I'm talking about. That crazy sword of yours. Let's get slicin' and dicin', hackin' and slashin', swingin' and bashin', babe!"
  • "Wait, back off a sec there, beardsly. Where...is your sword? Huh? I don't see it. Oh? No, no, no, no, NO, babe! Don't tell me. You lost...your sword?"
  • "Okay, Jacky baby, you just make with the scowl while I make with the phone and call up Aku."
  • "Oh, nice choreography Babe; you haven't lost a step. Well then, let's dance"
  • "You know Baby, I wasn't crazy about the front scrub, but I am grooving on the mane."
  • "That Samurai has gone beaucoup-cuckoo"
  • "You might have destroyed my magic flute, but you cannot destroy the musical magic that is Me, Babe"
  • "Dig that Beautiful sound, Baby!"
  • "Hey Babe, I told you, I'm Aku's favourite. No-one plays the blades like I do. NO-ONE!"
  • "Well it's been fun Jacko, but I've got to move on. Au Revoir. That's French for, you're dead Babe!"
  • "Well Babe, time for me to shuffle off stage. Looks like you're the headliner now, huh?"
  • "That's all, Babe."
  • "I'm Alive! Do-Do-Do-Dooo, I'm Alive! I'm Alive!"
  • "Oh right, that Samurai-Shmuck broke my phone. I gotta tell Aku that Jacky-boy lost his sword. Oh well, I guess I'm bunny-hopping my way there"
  • "Oh man. All this walking is hurting my neck"
  • "Hey, I made it. I finally made it"
  • "What is the problem, Babe?"
  • "Swing-a-ding-ding. I am Aku's top bot. The assassin, with the sassin"
  • "Oh baby, I have come down from the world"
  • "One day, you're the star of the show, the next you're the third act of a two act play"
  • "well this star is a headliner babe, and once I tell Aku, Jacky-O lost his Sword-O, I'll be Numero Uno, once more-O"
  • "Woohoo! Numero Uno, here I come Babe!"
  • "Whoa, what a freak. Looked like a talking penis"
  • "Hey Babe, be a doll and fetch us a drinky ..."
  • "Scaramouche, you are one lucky devil"
  • "Aku, my boss man. You will not believe what I discovered"
  • "Hey fellas, can you keep it right down? I'm trying to have a conversation"
  • "Yeah, that's right Rover, I want you to keep your barking to a minimum"
  • "Ok little puppy, you looked in a mirror lately? Now, go get somebody their slippers or something, I'm on the line"
  • "So I wanted to tell you Aku. Jack-O lost his s-"
  • "Dippidy-do-dang, babe."

Trivia

  • Scaramouche's name is derived from a stock clown character of the Italian commedia dell'arte.
  • His speech pattern is based on Sammy Davis Jr.
  • His phone has a speed dial that allows him to contact Aku immediately. This allows him to communicate with Aku anytime he wishes while the Cult of Aku have no access to any means to do so. This may imply the Cult is a fringe group and in no way endorsed or affiliated by Aku actually.
  • Scaramouche is the only known robot enemy that survived his encounter with Jack.
  • Scaramouche can apparently still scatter despite only his head remaining; it is however not strong enough to levitate even himself or anything else.
  • Scaramouche's eyes are no longer blue in XCVII, but rather white.
    • However while in possession of a dog's body and the "talking penis's" body, his eyes reverted back to its blue colour. This may suggest that his eye colour changes based on whether or not he is in possession of a body.
    • As of XCVII, the colour of his tongue changed from greenish-blue to red.
  • Scaramouche appears to frequently break the 4th wall in his second appearance by consistently facing the camera and speaking to the audience.

Gallery

Main article: Scaramouche/Gallery
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