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Eel

(aka COBRA Eel)









Previous character: Tele-Viper
Next character: Snow Serpent

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various13328 seconds1137
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None396 seconds00

Notes: Sunbow's Eels wore their 1985 outfit, but their breath masks did not attach to their backpacks; instead, two short, segmented knobs protruded from the mask. The Baroness wore an Eel uniform in Eau de Cobra, while working alongside Cobra Divers. In the DiC series, an animation model was evidently not ready, probably because Eels were part of the second wave of 1992 figures, which did not otherwise appear in the series. The Sludge-Viper model was used instead, with the only difference being knee-high red boots with flippers.

 

Cobra Stops the World18 seconds 
The Phantom Brigade19 seconds1 line
Spell of the Siren29 seconds2 lines
The Gamesmaster4 seconds 
The Germ79 seconds1 line
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent22 seconds 
Eau de Cobra35 seconds 
Memories of Mara55 seconds2 lines
The Pit of Vipers4 seconds 
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 328 seconds1 line
Last Hour to Doomsday12 seconds1 line
My Favorite Things4 seconds 
Not a Ghost of a Chance19 seconds3 lines
Messenger from the Deep87 seconds 
Metal-Head's Reunion2 seconds 
Basic Training7 seconds 

Headcanon

Eels were introduced to the Cobra forces in 1982, with their appearance represented by Version 1, changing to Version 2 in late 1986. They were Cobra's primary underwater troops until the organization went underground in August 1989. Cobra's Eel program was retired in 1991: The best of the Eels became the Morays, Cobra's new underwater elite, while the rest were assigned to Dr. Mindbender for experimentation and eventually became Electric EELs. Eels ranked in the second tier of Vipers, above Secto-Vipers but below the more elite Lampreys, Sea Slugs, and Hydro-Vipers.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 1992
3. 1993 (Battle Corps)
4. 2008 (post-25th Wave 11)
 
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0067: Cobra FrogmanMOS 1: Underwater Demolitions
MOS 2: Marine Engineering
  • head: Eel (85)
  • arms: Eel (85)
  • torso: Eel (85)
  • waist: Eel (85)
  • legs: Eel (85)
Accessories: two black flippers (new); black backpack (new, scuba with tube holes) with detachable jets; black air tube (new, with mouthpiece); black speargun (new, with two grips)
Eels are the underwater dmeolitions specialists of the COBRA legions. They man and operate the COBRA marine outposts disguised as off-shore drilling rigs and augment the crews of larger COBRA naval vessels.
Eels undergo a rigorous two-part training program in the Caribbean and in the frigid dark depths of the North Atlantic. Their training regiment includes marine structural engineering, explosive ordnance, underwater fighting techniques and marine geology.
Variations: The knife on Eel's ankle was painted on some figures and not on others.
Toy Notes: Item #6448.
Version 2: 1992 Wave 2 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0338: Underwater Demolitions Specialist
  • head: Eel (92, 93)
  • arms: Eel (92, 93)
  • torso: Eel (92, 93)
  • waist: Eel (92, 93)
  • legs: Eel (92, 93)
Accessories: two silver flippers (90 Undertow's); bright yellow trident gun (new); silver spring missile launcher (new, shark-shaped) with removable fin, tail, and jaw; bright yellow missile (new); black figure stand
EELS are proficient with sophisticated electronic detection gear, the latest in plastic explosives and state-of-the-art, closed circuit self-contained breathing systems. All of this, along with their rigorous underwater training, has made them the most feared creatures to ever swim the sea. If you thought a Great White shark was a fear machine with fins, just picture one equipped with plastic explosives and a spear gun! No ship is safe (not even the D.E.F. Shark DF-1!) when COBRA COMMANDER sends these slimy sea saboteurs on a mission. They just love to string underwater mines in shipping lanes, then wait for the fireworks to send ships down to the bottom, permanently.
Motto: "We're the soggy saboteurs of the sea, we're Cobra Eels, we're wet and wild!"
Toy Notes: Item #6744. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure. The Shark DF-1 is an apparent reference to the Shark 9000 released for the Battle Corps the following year.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in India.
Version 3: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 2 carded assortment, #27
Fig. #0386: Underwater Demolitions Specialist
  • head: Eel (92, 93)
  • arms: Eel (92, 93)
  • torso: Eel (92, 93)
  • waist: Eel (92, 93)
  • legs: Eel (92, 93)
Accessories: two yellow flippers (90 Undertow's); red rifle (88 Toxo-Viper's); red submachine gun (88 Voltar's modified Uzi); red sniper rifle (90 Rock-Viper's PSG-1); red flamethrower (91 Incinerator's); yellow spring missile launcher (shared with Cobra Commander and Crimson Guard Commander, with red trigger); two red missiles (shared with Cobra Commander and Crimson Guard Commander); red figure stand
EELS are proficient with sophisticated electronic detection gear, the latest in plastic explosives and state-of-the-art, closed circuit self-contained breathing systems. All of this, along with their rigorous underwater training, has made them the most feared creatures to ever swim the sea. If you thought a Great White shark was a fear machine with fins, just picture one equipped with plastic explosives and a spear gun! No ship is safe (not even the D.E.F. Shark DF-1!) when COBRA COMMANDER sends these slimy sea saboteurs on a mission. They just love to string underwater mines in shipping lanes, then wait for the fireworks to send ships down to the bottom, permanently.
Motto: "We're the soggy saboteurs of the sea, we're Cobra Eels, we're wet and wild!"
Toy Notes: Item #6799. The Shark DF-1 is an apparent reference to the Shark 9000 released for the Battle Corps.
Version 4: 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 11 carded assortment
Fig. #1343: Cobra Frogman
Cobra Eel
MOS 1: Underwater Demolitions
MOS 2: Marine Engineering
  • head: Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
  • upper arms: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
  • lower arms: Cobra Eel (08)
  • body: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
  • upper legs: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
  • lower legs: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
Accessories: two black flippers (new, based on 85 Eel's); grey diving helmet (new, with clear visor); black backpack (based on 85 Eel's, with grey panel) with attached breathing tube and detachable jets; black speargun (85 Eel's, with silver speartips); two black knives (04 Swamp Viper's, with silver blades); black Cobra figure stand
Eels are the underwater dmeolitions specialists of the COBRA legions. They man and operate the COBRA marine outposts disguised as off-shore drilling rigs and augment the crews of larger COBRA naval vessels.
Eels undergo a rigorous two-part training program in the Caribbean and in the frigid dark depths of the North Atlantic. Their training regiment includes marine structural engineering, explosive ordnance, underwater fighting techniques and marine geology.
Toy Notes: Item #36412.