MOTUC Bio Discussion > Cy-Chop

Evil Horde Bounty Hunter
Real Name: Scychor

Originally a partner with Kronis, Scychor roamed the galaxy as a mercenary and professional thief. Eventually Kronis betrayed his friend, throwing Scychor from a Boa Jet while escaping from Horde Patrol Units. Falling hundreds of feet to the surface of a small moon, Scychor was healed by rogue scientists by preserving his organs in a robotic chest and his brain in a cyborg skull. After serving the scientists for twenty years, he became a freelance bounty hunter, willing to steal, kill or betray anyone for the right price. During the Second Ultimate Battleground, Cy-Chop was hired by Hordak to bolster his forces against the Snake Men and Masters of the Universe. Using his robotic scissor blades, Cy-Chop strikes out, but only for the right price!

Wait – I thought the Horde and the Snake Men were a single “grand army” during the Second Ultimate Battleground?

While there have been varying degrees of a “fan fiction” vibe in almost all of these bios, this one strikes me as particularly fanfic-esque. The association with Kronis and making this guy a bounty hunter (a profession I’m fairly certain wouldn’t have nearly the cultural cachet in geek circles fiction if not for Boba Fett) are what makes it feel most like a fanfic to me.

Other than that, this guy basically has the same bio as Steve Austin: his life is saved by adding cyborg parts, but then he’s forced to pay it back via indentured servitude for the next two decades. I suppose the whole ethics issue goes out the window when you’re dealing with “rogue” scientists, though.

Oh, and in regard to the “real name,” I have to say “Scythor” is the name I would have given him. It looks more like the word “scythe” and rolls off the tongue better than “Sychor,” which, by the way, is really annoying to type over and over.  I suppose the “ch” was chosen to represent the “chopping” nature of the character’s gimmick.


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  1. clark

    I like him, but he would have to come with some interchangeable hands to get me to buy him, and it looks like he's stuck with the garden shears and all times.

    • He's Edward Fortyhands!

      Interchangeable hands would definitely make him slightly more palatable.

  2. Dead Man Walking

    I'm glad he's not name Scythor; I HATE when characters' "real" names foreshadow their future superhero/villain identities. Otto Octavius? Dumb. Harley Quinzel? GAG!

    • I know… Batman's parents doomed him from day one…

    • Bigbot

      I love it when their real names forshadow their future identities. There's a charm to it that harkens back to a time when comics were more fun than they are now. Alex O'hirn, Flint Marko, Adrian Toomes, Victor von Doom, all great.

  3. AmericanHyena

    The only part of him I’m not crazy about is the head. There’s a good chance I’ll swap it.

  4. I keep forgetting that he exists, but he isn't as awful as, say… Spector.

  5. muldertp

    It makes me think of a grown up version of those robot kids from the Christmas special…manchines? I think his name was Cutter.

    I’d be all over a multi-pack of those. This…not so much.

  6. Bigbot

    I wouldn't call him Scythor, it's one letter away from being the Pokémon Scyther.

  7. spaceaudiobooks

    This figure feels like a big fail to me, but I'm sure others will love it.

    • Mmm… nope. This is quite possibly the first MOTUC figure I've had such a negative reaction to. I even kinda like Spector. I'm kind of "meh" about a few (like BG Teela or Snake MAA) but this guy…

    • OK, maybe he really is bad then, lol.

    • ^___^ i know, right?

  8. dayraven

    see, this is what you get when you don't write all the bios at the same time! *insert nauseated eye roll*

    it's not a bad bio, if one disregards the odd syllable pairings, the contradictory backstory details, the blatant rip off of other mythoi, and the characters willingness to cheat at bowling… he's about as original as the jesus myth, which is to say, not at all… but his looks. man, that's exactly the kind of bang-up job i expect from a full time designer. *insert additional eye roll* we'd have been better served calling in david bromstad.

  9. Here's his real bio.

    "A designer in of one of the largest toy companies in the world is given free reign to create a figure in one of the core brands that helped create the division in which he currently works. Showing that he has little passion or desire to be working on the property, he hamfistedly tries to interject another company's design property (which the creator clearly loves more than the one he's been tapped to design), into the line. The results are ho-hum."

    • Are you referring to Micronauts, I take it? Also: ouch.

    • Yeah. Sorry, it's just this guy just doesn't work for me.

    • I LOL'd… I mean, as much as people bitched & moaned about Spector being incongruous, this guy is COMPLETELY out of place. I couldn't quite put my finger on it but the moment I saw him I thought "this guy doesn't gel" — Even Sir Loincelot gels better. I'm pretty open minded about MOTU too, give me the serious guys, give me the whacky guys, give me techno AND magic… but don't give me Cy-Kill, erm, I mean Cy-Klon, erm, I mean Cy-Chop.

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