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Scorpions, relatives of spiders, were a type of arachnid with powerful claws and a venomous sting in their tail.

Peri Brown and Erimem were almost attacked by thousands of scorpions sent by Yanis, but they managed to escape. (AUDIO: The Eye of the Scorpion)

The Tong of the Black Scorpion was a criminal organisation on Earth whose members all had scorpion tattoos on their hands. To avoid giving up information about their organisation they were expected to swallow a pill containing scorpion venom. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

An intelligent race of giant scorpions formed after the extinction of Earth's dinosaurs were led by the Scorpion King, who taught them to recite Block Transfer Computations. (AUDIO: The Boy That Time Forgot)

Richard Lazarus was periodically mutated into a scorpion-like creature at random intervals as an unintended side-effect of his Genetic Manipulation Device. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment)

The Fourth Doctor compared the destruction of Mentalis by its own automatic defence mechanisms to a scorpion stinging itself to death. (TV: The Armageddon Factor)