SCRAPPER (HORIZON ZERO DAWN)
Horizon Zero Dawn (2017)
The Scrapper is a machine in Horizon Zero Dawn.
Scrappers very closely resemble hyenas. Their posture is humped with four legs (two shorter back legs and two longer front legs) no tail, and a ridged neck.
Their most recognizable feature is their crusher-like mouth, used for grinding up material as well as attacking. They can usually be found grinding up destroyed machines, presumably to be used for repairs or the construction of more machines.
Scrappers were created by GAIA as part of the terraforming process after the Faro Plague wiped out all the biomass on Earth in the 21st century. Scrappers contribute to the environment by cleaning up broken machines rather than letting them rust and contaminate the area. For a long time, Scrappers were peaceful and dutiful machines that shied away from humans if one was spotted.
However, a decade before the game’s events, the Derangement took place and the Scrappers, along with all the other machines, began to become more aggressive. They would menace humans that attacked them instead of running away or keeping their distance. By the time Aloy came of age and learned to hunt, Scrappers would attack humans on sight.