Cobra: The Enemy!
Cobra is a Terrorist organization determined to rule the world, and the main opponent of [xyz-ihs snippet=”GI-Joe-Text”]. The evil organization is led by Cobra Commander, but often other members of the organization attempt to usurp his power.
Along with Cobra Commander, there are other members of Cobra’s high ranks: Destro, an arms dealer and weapons manufacturer. The Baroness is the Director of Intelligence. Zartan the master of disguise and Storm Shadow is Cobra Commander’s Ninja bodyguard.
Aside from having an army of Cobra Troopers, Cobra has advanced weaponry and assault vehicles at their disposal: The Cobra H.I.S.S., the Rattler and the Cobra flight pod nicknamed “Trubble Bubble”.
“Welcome to the Terror Drome!”
Cobra has had many bases of operations such as Cobra Temple (Silent Castle), Cobra Missile Command Headquarters and the Terror Drome!
“I was once… a man!”
In the straight to home video [xyz-ihs snippet=”GI-Joe-Text”]: The Movie, it is revealed that there was a secret society known as Cobra La, who lived in hiding and have existed since before the Ice Age.
“Cobra… retreat, retreat!”
Cobra Commander was always an interesting character to me, visually and conceptually. He was a walking contradiction. He had all the elements of a hateful fascist leader, but also a very flamboyant color scheme. He was both a menace and a fool. A very bizarre character who you almost sympathize with at times, but is ultimately irredeemable.
“Go ahead. Make me the scapegoat. My loyal subordinates could testify to my superb stewardship of Cobra. But you don’t have the courage to let them speak!” – Cobra Commander