The Zarak Shield is a Decepticon weapon from the Headmasters portion of the Generation One continuity family.
The Headmasters - 30 - Japanese

It's big. Big and pinchy.

The Zarak Shield is the ultimate weapon of Decepticon Headmaster leader Scorponok, created specifically to counter the power of Fortress Maximus's Master Sword.


The Headmasters animated series

With his weak spot having been exposed, forcing him to retreat from Earth, I Risk My Life for Earth Scorponok returned to planet Master in order to exploit it's super-science to create a weapon to protect him. While burrowing beneath the surface of the planet, his Transtectors sensors detected the ore necessary to create the super-durable G-Metal, but even this on its own would not be enough to stand up to the Master Sword. He proceeded to have Sixshot capture one of the scientists who had worked on the sword's construction, Jack, and torture him for information, but when that failed, he kidnapped Wheelie and ransomed him off for the sword's secrets. The Master Sword Is in Danger!! With this information now in his hands, Scorponok was able to create the Zarak Shield, which proved powerful enough to deflect the Master Sword when they first met in combat. Operation: Destroy the Destrons

Returning to Earth, Scorponok set in motion a plan to destroy the planet, culminating in a massive battle at the North Pole. There, he was defeated and the Zarak Shield destroyed by Fortress Maximus, who was super-charged with the combined energy of the Autobot army. The Final Showdown on Earth (Part 2)

Note: Prior to constructing the Zarak Shield, Scorponok is seen with a shield identical to it mounted on his arm. Presumably, he simply created the Zarak Shield in the image of this earlier model.


  • Scorponok (Headmaster leader, 1987)
The arm-shield included with the Scorponok toy is not explicitly the Zarak Shield, but we can pretend.
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