Scorpio was a criminal who had a large outline of a scorpion tattooed on the edge of his face. He was heavyset, had light wavy hair and typically wore a smoking jacket with images of skulls on it.
Scorpio was a strong believer in astrology. He organized a small criminal gang that used astrological signs as their aliases.
Scorpio held a personal astrologer hostage in his high-rise apartment. When the astrologer turned on Scorprio, Scorpio attmpted to kill him by throwing him out a high window. The astrologer was rescued and Scorpio was arrested by Dick Tracy, who had investigating his involvement in another murder.