Cobra's 2003 Personnel and Equipment

Personnel:

Air-Vipers: the core of Cobra's air force, Air-Vipers are those pilots the organization has lured into its service. Whether highly skilled fighter pilots or washed out commercial operators, Air-Vipers either get good on the job or crash and burn. Availability:

Air-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Air-Vipers (4C System)

Air-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

AVACs: Air-Vipers, Advanced Class, or AVACs, are elite Cobra pilots that are seemingly fearless, and capable of performing advanced calculations in their head. Both qualities are vital if one wishes to pilot the so-called Pocket Rocket: the Firebat! Availability:

AVACs (MSH Classic)

AVACs (4C System)

AVACs (Marvel Saga)

Alley-Vipers: Cobras who excel in urban combat, Alley-Vipers spearhead that organization's inner-city warfare initiatives. Strong, tough, and brutal, Alley-Vipers are notorious for the heinous crimes they commit while active in high population areas. Availability:

Alley-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Alley-Vipers (4C System)

Alley-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Battle Android Troopers: BATs are mass-produced in various Cobra factories, using mechanical components built in third world sweat shops, and factory seconds for microprocessors. Though dumb as hammers, BATs are heavily armed and dangerous! Availability:

Battle Android Troopers (BATs) (MSH Classic)

Battle Android Troopers (BATs) (4C System)

Battle Android Troopers (BATs) (Marvel Saga)

Cobra Commander: Cobra's founder, its mysterious Commander began as an unsuccessful businessman who, after his paranoia told him that Big Government was out to crush the 'little guy', decided to forge a new system - one with him on the top! Availability:

Cobra Commander (MSH Classic)

Cobra Commander (4C System)

Cobra Commander (Marvel Saga)

Doctor Mindbender: formerly a mild-mannered orthodontist, Doctor Mindbender came into being after the man tested out brain-wave altering devices meant to alleviate dental pain on himself. His personality polarized, he became a literal mad scientist! Availability:

Doctor Mindbender (MSH Classic)

Doctor Mindbender (4C System)

Doctor Mindbender (Marvel Saga)

Firefly: a true artist of a saboteur, Firefly enjoys destroying all which is supposedly invulnerable. The adopted son of the Koga ninja clan, Firefly also takes great pride in never being seen before, during, or after he demolishes his targets! Availability:

Firefly (MSH Classic)

Firefly (4C System)

Firefly (Marvel Saga)

Night Creepers: amoral contractors who often provide their services to Cobra, the Night Creepers are a deadly mystery. Investment bankers, mercenaries, burglars, and spies, this lethal band of high tech ninjas perform covert ops work for the Commander! Availability:

Night Creepers (MSH Classic)

Night Creepers (4C System)

Night Creepers (Marvel Saga)

Snow Serpents: Snow Serpents are Eels who've been extensively trained in cold weather operations, and are trained extensively in Arctic and Antarctic survival techniques. Capable of fighting on the ice or under the waves, Snow Serpents are intractable foes! Availability:

Snow Serpents (MSH Classic)

Snow Serpents (4C System)

Snow Serpents (Marvel Saga)

Tele-Vipers: vital cogs in Cobra operations, Tele-Vipers are the men and women who relay messages back and forth between the Cobra command and its subordinates. As such, it's rare to see Cobra's leadership without a Tele-Viper handy. Availability:

Tele-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Tele-Vipers (4C System)

Tele-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Vipers: those Cobras who show great promise as combatants are often promoted to that organization's light infantry: the Vipers! These thoroughly trained, highly motivated, and well-equipped operatives are a serious threat to freedom world-wide! Availability:

Vipers (MSH Classic)

Vipers (4C System)

Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Wild Weasel: a self-made man bearing loyalty to no nation, Wild Weasel gleefully supports Cobra as long as the checks keep coming. Widely considered Cobra's best pilot, Wild Weasel is infamous for his seemingly supernatural mastery of the Rattler! Availability:

Wild Weasel (MSH Classic)

Wild Weasel (4C System)

Wild Weasel (Marvel Saga)

the Crimson Guard:

Crimson Guard Immortals: elite amongst the Crimson Guard, themselves the apex of Cobra forces, the Immortals seem like super soldiers! Leaders of men and masters of war, Crimson Guard Immortals are so mighty that they're feared even by GI Joe! Availability:

Crimson Guard Immortal (MSH Classic)

Crimson Guard Immortal (4C System)

Crimson Guard Immortal (Marvel Saga)

Tomax: a cutthroat financier, accomplished acrobat, and amoral mercenary, Tomax is only matched in his avarice by his brother, Xamot. Together, the twins bankroll much of Cobra's operations, and are the dual masters of its Crimson Guard! Availability:

Tomax (MSH Classic)

Tomax (4C System)

Tomax (Marvel Saga)

Xamot: an accomplished acrobat, amoral mercenary, and cutthroat financier, Xamot is only matched in his avarice by his brother, Tomax. Together, the twins bankroll much of Cobra's operations, and are the dual masters of its Crimson Guard! Availability:

Xamot (MSH Classic)

Xamot (4C System)

Xamot (Marvel Saga)

Dreadnoks:

Ripper: evincing antisocial behavior since he was a toddler, Ripper grew up into a life of crime. This culminated with his joining the Dreadnoks, the only group that would have him, and occasionally performing freelance work for Cobra! Availability:

Ripper (MSH Classic)

Ripper (4C System)

Ripper (Marvel Saga)

Zarana: Zartan's sister, Zarana is one of his lieutenants in the Dreadnoks. Her unchecked cruelty, greed, and ambition also garnered her a position as Cobra's second in command for quite some time, an opportunity she milked for all it was worth. Availability:

Zarana (MSH Classic)

Zarana (4C System)

Zarana (Marvel Saga)

Zartan: a 'zen cosmic biker hitman', the man known only as Zartan is a criminal with astounding powers of camouflage, regeneration, and super human strength. Though no one really knows why he did so, Zartan is also the founder of the Dreadnoks. Availability:

Zartan (MSH Classic)

Zartan (4C System)

Zartan (Marvel Saga)

Iron Grenadiers:

Destro: the latest in a long line of arms traders, James McCullen Destro XXIV has no problem selling his family's wares to the highest bidder. While personally honorable, he has no qualms about working with the likes of Cobra and other despotic villains. Availability:

Destro (MSH Classic)

Destro (4C System)

Destro (Marvel Saga)

Iron Grenadiers: drawn from the ranks of earth's elite mercenaries, the Iron Grenadiers are the core of Destro's personal army. Insidious saboteurs and relentless arms dealers, the Iron Grenadiers are supremely motivated, as they get a cut of every MARS sale! Availability:

Iron Grenadiers (MSH Classic)

Iron Grenadiers (4C System)

Iron Grenadiers (Marvel Saga)

Python Patrol:

HEAT-Pythons: Cobra's anti-armor specialists, HEAT-Pythons (High-Explosive Anti-Tank) utilize the latest in wire-guided projectiles. While their gear can flatten almost any armor, it takes guts to steer those missiles home while GI Joe fires on them! Availability:

HEAT-Pythons (MSH Classic)

HEAT-Pythons (4C System)

HEAT-Pythons (Marvel Saga)

Lampreys: Lampreys are Eels who have been extensively trained in ship to ship combat maneuvers, and are assigned their own Cobra vehicles. They use these craft to patrol Cobra-controlled beachfronts, and regularly engage in battle with other ships. Availability:

Lampreys (MSH Classic)

Lampreys (4C System)

Lampreys (Marvel Saga)

Laser-Pythons: equipped with powerful, back-mounted laser cannons, the Laser-Python corps can indeed fry enemy targets at close range. However, their main job is to 'paint' enemy targets with their lasers, which allows allied munitions to 'ride' right to them! Availability:

Laser-Pythons (MSH Classic)

Laser-Pythons (4C System)

Laser-Pythons (Marvel Saga)

Major Bludd: originally a Major in the Australian Special Air Service, the promise of riches lured Sebastian Bludd away from his patriotic duty and transformed him into a rather amoral mercenary - a path that ultimately led to his employment by Cobra! Availability:

Major Bludd (MSH Classic)

Major Bludd (4C System)

Major Bludd (Marvel Saga)

Rock-Pythons: using the latest in climbing gear, and conditioned to work effectively at high altitudes, Rock-Pythons are Cobra's mountaineering experts. They easily take the high ground with their advanced climbing skills, and hold it with their heavy ordnance! Availability:

Rock-Pythons (MSH Classic)

Rock-Pythons (4C System)

Rock-Pythons (Marvel Saga)

SAW-Pythons: bearers of Cobra's Squad Attack Weapons, SAW-Pythons bring the firepower. They're strong enough to haul their heavy weaponry and ordnance anywhere needed, and are usually more than happy to discharge every bullet they bring along! Availability:

SAW-Pythons (MSH Classic)

SAW-Pythons (4C System)

SAW-Pythons (Marvel Saga)

Equipment:

the Firebat: a staple of Cobra air power since its initial rollout in 1986, the Firebat essentially consists of a cockpit strapped over a F104 Cobrajet Turbine, with barely enough control surfaces and armaments to let it serve as more than a suicide device. Availability:

the Firebat (MSH Classic)

the Firebat (4C System)

the Firebat (Marvel Saga)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2b: a completely upgraded version of Cobra's classic ground armr, the Mark 2 HISS features a two-man cockpit, a greater passenger capacity, an even deadilier turret, and additional weapon systems the original lacks entirely! Availability:

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2b (MSH Classic)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2b (4C System)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2b (Marvel Saga)

Crimson Guard:

the Crimson Attack Tank (CAT): the target of Cobra espionage for years, the GI Joe team's MOBAT tank was finally duplicated by that organization's Crimson Guard. As such, the Guard has finally rolled out its functional equivalent, the Crimson Attack Tank! Availability:

the Crimson Attack Tank (CAT) (MSH Classic)

the Crimson Attack Tank (CAT) (4C System)

the Crimson Attack Tank (CAT) (Marvel Saga)

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