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Cobra Organization

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Devil's Due Publishing
Created by Larry Hama
In story information
Type of organization Terrorist military group
Base(s) See Bases
Leader(s) Commander: Cobra Commander
Emperor: Serpentor
Weapons Supplier: Destro
Director of Intelligence: Baroness
Chief of Science: Doctor Mindbender
Agent(s) Crimson Guard Co-leaders: Tomax
Crimson Guard Co-leaders: Xamot
Ninja Bodyguard: Storm Shadow
Primary Field Commander: Major Bludd
Anti-Armor Specialist: Scrap Iron
Dreadnoks Leader: Zartan
Dreadnoks 2nd in command: Zarana
Dreadnoks 3rd in command: Zandar

Cobra (also called Cobra Command) is the fictional nemesis of the G.I. Joe team in the Hasbro action figure lines G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, as well as their related media. Cobra Command (Japanese name Thunder Storm) is an arcade game created in 1984 by Data East. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Larry Hama. ... Cobra Commander Cobra Commander is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe franchise (specifically, the Real American Hero timeline). ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... Destro is a character from G.I. Joe, a military-themed line of toys from Hasbro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dr. Mindbender is a fictional character from the 1980s G.I. Joe toyline, comics, and animated series. ... Tomax and Xamot, sometimes called the Crimson Twins or Crimson Guard Commanders, are the code names of identical twin brothers in the G.I. Joe universe and co-leaders of the Crimson Guard, the Cobra Organizations elite troops. ... Tomax and Xamot, sometimes called the Crimson Twins or Crimson Guard Commanders, are the code names of identical twin brothers in the G.I. Joe universe and co-leaders of the Crimson Guard, the Cobra Organizations elite troops. ... Storm Shadow Storm Shadow is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe comics series and television shows. ... Major Bludd (Sebastian Bludd), is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series of the 1980s. ... Zartan (center) and the Dreadnoks Zartan was a mercenary who often worked directly for Cobra Commander and was one of the main villains in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic and television series. ... . ... Zandar is the brother of Zartan and Zarana in the fictional G. I. Joe universe. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Zarbon action figure made by Bandai, from the Dragon Ball franchise An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. ...


Cobra was introduced when G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line was launched in 1982. The toy line was accompanied by a Marvel Comic series written by Larry Hama, and an animated television series by Sunbow. Each medium to feature G.I. Joe has had its own continuity and as such, the origin and portrayal of Cobra has differed in each of them. The comic series took a serious tone, and portrayed them as a fairly efficient 'real world' political and military machine. In the cartoon, Cobra is often portrayed as an ineffectual bunch of buffoons, and is later retconned with a fantasy background (see Cobra-La, below). Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Larry Hama. ... Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ...

Contents

Organizational Information

High Command

  • For a full list of characters, see List of G.I. Joe ARAH characters.

Though the members of the Cobra Organization are all fighting against G.I. Joe, there are many internal power struggles. // The list covers every known character in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series to have received his/her own action figure. ...

  • Cobra Commander - The leader and founder of Cobra. His face is almost always obscured either by a hood with only his eyes visible or by a high tech battle helmet with various security features integrated into it. In the cartoon, this concealment was to hide inhuman disfigurement, whereas in the comic it is merely to maintain the secret of his civilian identity. He is regarded as the most dangerous man on Earth, because he can draw followers to him. He is hatred personified[citation needed], a madman with the drive of a fanatic. Only Baroness and Destro have seen his face.
  • Serpentor - The Cobra Emperor, created through a breakthrough in cloning research by Dr. Mindbender from the DNA extracted from the remains of the most ruthless and effective military leaders in history, including Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Genghis Khan, as well as Sgt. Slaughter. (In the comics, Storm Shadow is the 10th and only live source of DNA, instead of Sgt. Slaughter.) In addition to his genetic disposition to greatness, an early experiment also gave him access to the brain patterns of G.I. Joe HALO jumper Ripcord, allowing him to use their strategies against them. He was seemingly killed by Zartan, only to be revived later by a secret cabal of scientists known as "The Coil" then killed by Cobra Commander.
  • Destro or James McCullen Destro XXIV - A Scotsman who always wears a metal mask (in the cartoon the mouth of his mask moves, explained by a form of nanotech/liquid metal in later comics). He has often tried to take over leadership of Cobra. Destro is an arms dealer and his number one client is Cobra. He is the hereditary leader of M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Syndicate) and uses his personal army, the Iron Grenadiers, to start conflicts in order to sell weapons to all of the combatants' parties. Destro has a warped sense of honor and a grudging respect for his G.I. Joe foes.
  • The Baroness or Baroness Anastasia DeCobray - The daughter of European aristocrats, she serves as Cobra's Director of Intelligence, and is romantically involved with Destro.
  • Dr. Mindbender - A mad scientist of startling intellect. He has several mind-control devices. He is also quite accomplished with genetic manipulation. He is responsible for the creation of Serpentor, the Cobra B.A.T. as well as responsible for perfecting the Brainwave Scanner. Though he is quite muscular, Mindbender is somewhat cowardly, preferring to avoid physical confrontations.
  • Tomax and Xamot - Twin brothers that lead the Crimson Guard and are the respectable corporate face of Cobra. When not engaged in dangerous field missions, Tomax and Xamot are in shirt and tie, managing Cobra's business affairs. The brothers share an empathic connection. While this is often useful, as it allows them to communicate wordlessly and finish each others sentences, it is also a liability, as they feel each other's pain during fights. Tomax and Xamot are mirror images of each other, except Xamot has a scar on the right side of his face. The twins run a corporation called Extensive Enterprises and are known more for their skills in the boardroom than on the battlefield.
  • Storm Shadow or Thomas "Tommy" Arashikage - A ninja who trained in martial arts and military service alongside G.I. Joe operatives Snake-Eyes and Stalker. He brought Snake-Eyes into his clan; the two are sword brothers. He joined Cobra with the intention of finding the man who killed his uncle, the leader of his clan. It was later revealed that Zartan and Firefly were in fact responsible, but Storm Shadow was never able to avenge his master's death. He eventually was brainwashed and began working for Cobra in earnest.
  • Zartan - The leader of the Dreadnoks, as well as a master spy and assassin. He is a master of disguise, able to be anyone anytime he wishes. Thanks to genetic experimentation, Zartan is also capable of changing his skin color to blend in with his background. This special ability is disrupted by sunlight.
  • Dreadnoks - Led by Zartan, his siblings and daughter, the Dreadnoks are gang of bikers who pull jobs for Cobra when finesse is not required and brute force is needed. Zartan used them for backup and brought them with him when he joined Cobra.

Cobra Commander Cobra Commander is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe franchise (specifically, the Real American Hero timeline). ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... For the cloning of human beings, see human cloning. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... Attila redirects here. ... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... For other uses, see Hannibal (disambiguation). ... This article is about the person. ... Sgt. ... Storm Shadow Storm Shadow is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe comics series and television shows. ... 1960s Action Soldier Adventure Team circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed commandos produced by the toy company Hasbro. ... Zartan (center) and the Dreadnoks Zartan was a mercenary who often worked directly for Cobra Commander and was one of the main villains in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic and television series. ... Destro is a character from G.I. Joe, a military-themed line of toys from Hasbro. ... This article is about the country. ... The Iron Grenadiers is a fictional villain group from the series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dr. Mindbender is a fictional character from the 1980s G.I. Joe toyline. ... They LAUGHED at my theories at the institute! Fools! Ill destroy them all! Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of mad scientist. ... This article is about the general scientific term. ... Tomax and Xamot, sometimes called the Crimson Twins or Crimson Guard Commanders, are the code names of identical twin brothers in the G.I. Joe universe and co-leaders of the Crimson Guard, the Cobra Organizations elite troops. ... Empathy is awareness of the thoughts, feelings, or states of mind of others, perhaps by means of some degree of vicarious experience of others feelings or mental states. ... Storm Shadow Storm Shadow is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe comics series and television shows. ... Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... G.I. Joe Commando Snake-Eyes Snake-Eyes is one of the key characters in the G.I. Joe comic book series, and is a fan favorite. ... Zartan (center) and the Dreadnoks Zartan was a mercenary who often worked directly for Cobra Commander and was one of the main villains in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic and television series. ... Left to right; Buzzer, Ripper, Monkeywrench, Zarana, Road Pig, Zartan, Zanya, Zandar, Thrasher, Torch The Dreadnoks are a biker gang who act as villains in the G.I. Joe saga, which have been represented in several types of media, including toylines (produced by Hasbro), comic books series (published by Marvel... Left to right; Buzzer, Ripper, Monkeywrench, Zarana, Road Pig, Zartan, Zanya, Zandar, Thrasher, Torch The Dreadnoks are a biker gang who act as villains in the G.I. Joe saga, which have been represented in several types of media, including toylines (produced by Hasbro), comic books series (published by Marvel... Zartan (center) and the Dreadnoks Zartan was a mercenary who often worked directly for Cobra Commander and was one of the main villains in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic and television series. ...

Recurring characters

  • Major Bludd - Major Sebastian Bludd is an Australian mercenary with extensive combat experience who worked for Cobra from time to time. He is a master tactician, expert in all known weapons, and writes very bad poetry. He is usually portrayed as Cobra's infantry commander. Major Bludd is best known for the assassination of General Flagg, the original leader of the G.I. Joe team.
  • Firefly - The world's greatest saboteur, Firefly's background is a mystery. A mercenary and assassin, Firefly offers no guarantees or refunds. He is an expert in all types of explosive ordnance and demolition materials. He is the Faceless Master of the Arashikage ninja clan.
  • Dr. Venom - A Cobra scientist who played an important role in the first two years of the comic book. He was killed in action, and eventually replaced by Dr. Mindbender.
  • Kwinn - An Inuit mercenary who only appeared in the first year of the comic book. A mercenary with a strong code of honor, he had previously worked for the CIA, Mossad, MI6, and the KGB, and worked with Cobra in Sierra Gordo. He would later renounce his life as a mercenary, only to be betrayed and killed by Dr. Venom, on whom who the Inuit posthumously took revenge.
  • Fred VII - A soldier in the Crimson Guard who temporarily impersonated Cobra Commander after fatally shooting him (or so he believed). He was killed when the real Cobra Commander made his triumphant return.
  • Blackout - Sniper Thomas J. Stall was rejected by G.I. Joe for failing his psychological exam and was suspected of being involved with the disappearance of his sister. After being imprisoned, Thomas broke out of a brig at Fort Huachuca during an attack by Cobra, to whom he surrendered willingly and subsequently joined.

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Rank and File

The vast majority of the Cobra Organization is made up of faceless legions of soldiers, widely diversified according to specialties and functions. Some of the more prominent include:

  • Cobra Soldiers/Officers - Also known as "Blueshirts" these were the original soldiers introduced in 1982, and were prominently featured on both the cartoon and comic series. They are generally portrayed as little better than common grunts.
  • Crimson Guard - Led by Tomax and Xamot, these elite soldiers were introduced in 1985. Their filecard indicates that in addition to intense military training, they are required to have a degree in either accounting or law (later filecards say they are required to have a non-specific college degree), and are often used in deep cover operations, posing as civilians and politicians. Later toys expanded on the Crimson Guard concept with the release of figures such as the Crimson Guard Immortal, as well as vehicles.
  • Cobra Vipers - Introduced in 1986, these infantry soldiers complemented the Blueshirts in both the cartoon and comic series, though they were depicted as benefiting from better training and more sophisticated equipment. Their filecard indicates that they are "the backbone of Cobra Legions" and "if you want to get anywhere in Cobra, you have to start out as a Viper." Viper also became the nickname for other rank-and-file Cobra divisions (including their Cobra Trooper and Officer predecessors) due to the fact that most Cobra units, regardless of skill level, wore the suffix "-Viper" as their unit name (Tele-Viper, for example).
  • B.A.T.s - Cobra Battle Android Troopers were introduced in 1986 and were used extensively in the cartoon series, since they could present an army that the heroes could gun down without killing living beings. Intended as a cheap alternative to using living soldiers, they could be hazardous to both friend and foe according to their filecard.
  • Night Creepers - The Night Creepers are a group of ninjas-for-hire with a particular savvy for technology and business, whose leader is named Aleph. There was also a Night Creeper Leader introduced in the DiC animated series and toyline, but whether they are one and the same is unlikely as differences in their personalities suggest otherwise.

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Bases

Cobra maintains a number of bases around the world. In several media incarnations, Cobra’s primary base is Cobra Island. In the Marvel Comics series, Cobra is said to have bases, underground cells and even whole communities scattered across the globe. Following are several specific locations with names: Base of operations for the fictional Cobra organization featured in the GI Joe toyline from the 1980s. ...

  • Broca Beach - After the destruction of Springfield, Cobra created another town as their secret base of operations in America. This one was transformed from an abandoned seaside town. Former residents of the destroyed Springfield town were relocated here.
  • Castle Destro - Destro's fortress in Scotland. Training ground for the Iron Grenadiers.
  • Cobra Citadel also known as the Silent Castle - Cobra's base of operations in Eastern Europe. It is located in Trans-Carpathia. Destro was one of its designers and for a brief period, it became the second Castle Destro.
  • Cobra Consulate - A high-rise in New York City used by Cobra as an embassy and base of operations after Cobra Island was declared a sovereign nation.
  • Cobra Island - The primary base of Cobra operations. It was created after a massive man-made earthquake. Cobra lawyers, well-prepared, moved in and had it declared a sovereign nation. It was the battlefield for the Cobra civil war, and the battle against The Coil. After Cobra was beaten, the island was seized by the U.N. It then came under the control of The Coil, then Cobra, and was finally destroyed by a nuclear warhead, which also killed every member of The Coil.
  • Millville - A steel town fallen into economic ruin after the closing of the local plant. When Cobra descends literally en masse on them one day, the residents are swayed by Cobra Commander's promise of quick wealth and prosperity to submit to his rule. However, Cobra immediately subjugates the town via a brainwashing device, leading to the formation of a local resistance.
  • Monolith Base - A massive mountain complex located in Badhikistan. It served as Cobra's main base but was taken over by an all out assault from G.I. Joe.
  • Springfield - A small anonymous town in the US, which Cobra secretly operated as a base. The town was poor and desperate when the man who would become Cobra Commander arrived. He became the town's savior and it was there he started Cobra. Many covert operations were held there, including the creation of Serpentor.

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Comic Series

Marvel Comics

The Cobra Organization had its beginnings when the man who would become Cobra Commander settled in a town called Springfield. Bringing his hate of the government whom he blames as among the causes of his misfortunes, he recruited other people who were in the same situation as he was. Springfield was a perfect place to start the organization as the town itself had fallen on hard times and the population was disillusioned. Soon, the organization was growing with the entry of like-minded individuals from all over the country. Much of Cobra’s early funding came from pyramid schemes initiated by Cobra Commander. The unsustainable geometric progression of a classic pyramid scheme A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, usually without any product or service being delivered. ...


In a very short time, it became more like a military organization. Motivated by greed and power, the group soon expanded all over the country, operating in secret. Soon, they were engaging in terrorism to achieve their objectives. By the time the US government recognized Cobra as a threat, the evil organization had already gained footholds around the world.


Cobra soon developed into a highly powerful and wealthy private army and terrorist organization. Many of its members (especially those in the elite Crimson Guard units) lead normal lives to outside eyes, supporting Cobra covertly. Cobra attracted members on the promise of fast financial rewards and power for those willing to be ruthless enough. It also has a basis of creating a world of order and strength, with its 'model community' of Springfield being one example of the Cobra ideal. Not to be confused with the Krimzon Guard from the Jak series The Crimson Guard is the name for both a fictional elite organization and its members. ...


Cobra would eventually achieve a temporary legitimacy by the artificial creation of Cobra Island, which was recognized, to the dismay of the Joe team, as an independent nation by the international community. This allowed Cobra to have diplomatic facilities in the United States via the Cobra consulate.


Cobra made a lot of their money by selling arms to third world nations, this started during Serpentor's tenure. This led to a clash with Destro's MARS organization, who provided Cobra with much of its arms. Terrordromes are a particularly popular product amongst Cobra clients who are often local dictators in poor nations. Cobra precipitate conflicts in such nations in order to sell arms to opposing sides. For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ... The Cobra Terrordrome (sometimes spelled Terror Drome) is a playset from Hasbros G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy line[1]. The playset is basically the prefabricated easily set up fortress/headquarters for the Cobra Organization. ...


For a comic series predominantly aimed at children, Cobra was a relatively realistic depiction of a highly successful terrorist organization. With its strong symbolic imagery, charismatic and ruthless leader and fanatical hierarchy, the fictional group is similar to other fictional terrorist and fascist organizations such as SPECTRE of James Bond fame and the similar Marvel Universe organization HYDRA. This article is becoming very long. ... Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... Spectre, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ... This article is about the spy series. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ... HYDRA is a fictional terrorist organization in the Marvel Universe. ...


Larry Hama depicted Cobra troops as being motivated by money, power and a sense of brotherhood. However, they are not fanatical to the point where they would fight to the last man and to the last breath. If all is lost, they would willingly surrender or run away had they the chance, something their leaders rarely let them do. The brutal training depicted in the file cards of the troopers are very much characteristic of ritualistic hazing. Larry Hama. ... Many G.I. Joe action figures came with file cards printed at the back of the cardboard they came with. ... Hazing is an often ritualistic test and a task, which may constitute harassment, abuse or humiliation with requirements to perform random, often meaningless tasks, sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group. ...


The only instance that has shown Cobra as a suicidal fanatical organization was in issue #8 where the troopers willingly let themselves blow up on a boat after their loss.


Action Force

In the United Kingdom, G.I. Joe was marketed under the name Action Force. The original antagonists in the Action Force series were the Red Shadows. The Red Shadows were a terrorist organization led by Baron Ironblood and his lieutenant the Black Major with prominent members including artillery expert Red Laser and tank commander Red Jackal who disguised his scarred visage with a steel mask. Action Force was the British range of GI Joe figures, comics and merchendise that was relesed in the Mid-Eighties. ... The Red Shadows are the fictional fighting force opposed to Action Force and depicted in the Battle Action Force comic books. ... Baron Ironblood is a fictional character from Action Force, the British equivalent to the G. I. Joe Franchise. ... The Black Major (real name John Shepherd[1]) is a fictional character from the Action Force series depicted in the Battle Action Force comic books and Palitoy action figures as a European version of G. I. Joe. ... Laser (US Air Force) A laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is a device which uses a quantum mechanical effect, stimulated emission, to generate a coherent beam of light from a lasing medium of controlled purity, size, and shape. ...


The Action Force series was eventually written to more closely match the American G.I. Joe universe; the 'World Enemy No. 1' storyline in the Battle Action Force comic had Ironblood betraying the Red Shadows, abandoning them to die pointlessly, and going into hiding. When he emerged once more, he had organized a new group and renamed himself as the Cobra Commander. The Red Jackal tracked down Cobra Commander after an arduous journey with the intention of killing him to avenge the treachery Cobra Commander performed. On the brink of throttling the Commander Jackal succumbed to stun gas and passed out, not quite completing his sentence declaring his intention to destroy the former Baron Ironblood. Admiring his tenacity and resourcefulness, Cobra Commander elected not to kill the man, instead allowing him to continue to serve. To remind Jackal that, in the end, he failed to eliminate Cobra Commander, the leader renamed him 'Destro' the last word he spoke as his former self.[1] Destro is a character from G.I. Joe, a military-themed line of toys from Hasbro. ...


Animated Series

Sunbow

The Sunbow cartoon did not explore how Cobra began. It was only in G.I. Joe: The Movie that it is revealed that the organization was a frontrunner for a 40,000 year-old underground civilization called Cobra-La, whose snake-like inhabitants were driven underground by the advent of humankind. Cobra Commander was, in actuality, a member of this underground race. He was tasked with creating an organization that would overrun the world at large. This revelation, though, contradicts what was established in the first season of the series. Also revealed is that the creation of Serpentor was an initiative by Cobra-La; through the use of a biological mind controlling device, they implanted the idea into Dr. Mindbender's mind as an act of discipline against Cobra Commander. Original Sunbow Productions logo Sunbow Productions is an animation production studio, founded in 1981 and owned up until 1998 by Griffin-Bacal Advertising in New York. ... Cobra-La is a fictional organization from the military-themed toyline and series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. ...


The creation of Cobra-La was an unintentional side effect of Hasbro's demand that the heretofore unintroduced Cobra Emperor Serpentor be inserted into the series, despite the fact that Cobra Commander had long been established as the one-and-only head of Cobra. Series story editor and writer Buzz Dixon offered two possible storylines to make it work: One had the senior Cobra leadership, fed up with Cobra Commander's constant failures, deciding to literally build a better leader. The other presented Cobra as being a front for a vast, secretive, and far more sinister organization whose leadership finds Cobra Commander lacking and sends Serpentor as a replacement. Hasbro, liking both ideas, had the series writers combine both concepts. The writers despised the name "Cobra-La" and had only originally intended to use it as a working name to be replaced by a "real" name in the finished product, but were overruled by Hasbro. Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... A front organization is any entity set up by and controlled by another organization, such as intelligence agencies, criminal organizations, banned organizations, religious or political groups, advocacy groups, or corporations. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ...


Buzz Dixon originally had a much different idea for the origin of Cobra. In a story entitled "The Most Dangerous Man in the World," it was to be revealed that Cobra was originally organized around the political theories of a Karl Marx/Friedrich Nietzsche-type figure whom Cobra Commander locked away when the Commander began corrupting the Cobra philosophies away from its original principles.[2] Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a 19th century philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary. ... Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) (IPA: ) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and philologist. ...


Sigma 6

Several of the prominent members stated above, such as Cobra Commander, Destro, the Baroness and Zartan are featured prominently in the series. Many of these members are given some form of cybernetic enhancements. The Sigma 6 version of Cobra maintains BATs as the primary bulk of their army with human personnel acting mostly as technicians.


References in Pop Culture

  • An international terrorist organization called "Cobra" guest-starred in the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla animated series from the early 1980s. It featured a remote island headquarters, blue uniformed troopers, and a few characters that were somewhat similar to ones in Cobra Command. The Filmation "Cobra" predates Hasbro's by some time.
  • In season 3 of the Transformers animated series, a character known as 'Old Snake' who wears a plain brown mask with a single eyehole over his face (similar to Cobra Commander's blue mask) and sounds like Cobra Commander, appears in the episode "Only Human". At the end of the episode he says "they simply don't make terrorists like they used to" and shouts "COBRA!" in the manner of Cobra Commander. He appears to be a much older, semi-retired version of himself, as his shout of "CO-BRAAA!" is followed by harsh coughing and wheezing.
  • In the Danger Girl series of comics, the Hammer organization uses quite a few of Cobra's vehicles.
  • The Cobra Organization appears in an episode of Robot Chicken ("Joint Point") where it is made into a documentary where each certain member explains their job in the Terrordrome.
  • Pro Wrestler CM Punk has a tattoo of Cobra's logo on his right shoulder.
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Cobra Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3602 words)
In the comics, Cobra was started by a disillusioned American businessman, beginning as a pyramid scheme and gradually developing into a highly powerful and wealthy private army and terrorist organization.
Cobra would eventually achieve a temporary legitimacy by the artificial creation of Cobra Island - which was recognized (to the dismay of GI Joe) as an independent nation by the international community.
The original Cobra soldier uniform was a basic navy blue uniform with fl (or blue) gloves and boots; a large Cobra insignia, of varying colors depending on rank, was emblazoned on the chest, and the soldier's identity was concealed by a fl cloth scarf worn over the mouth and nose.
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