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Doctor Mindbender











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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Brian Cummings312,993 seconds3534,044
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Jim Foronda2474 seconds46460

Notes: Sunbow's Mindbender wore his 1986 outfit, but his cape was dark purple and attached to his chest straps by red Cobra insignia. He acted as Cobra's chief interrogator and science officer and was responsible for most of the second season's new weapons and experimental devices. In Spy Troops: The Movie he wore his 2003 outfit, and his 2004 outfit appeared in Valor vs. Venom.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 1163 seconds18 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 20 seconds5 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 3267 seconds23 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 4255 seconds43 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 5106 seconds14 lines
Last Hour to Doomsday14 seconds1 line
Let's Play Soldier138 seconds18 lines
Computer Complications13 seconds2 lines
Cobrathon135 seconds11 lines
Once Upon a Joe23 seconds4 lines
Glamour Girls161 seconds19 lines
Iceberg Goes South218 seconds32 lines
The Spy Who Rooked Me145 seconds17 lines
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains78 seconds11 lines
My Brother's Keeper251 seconds31 lines
My Favorite Things73 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece118 seconds24 lines
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World89 seconds11 lines
Nightmare Assault139 seconds18 lines
Joe's Night Out83 seconds6 lines
Second-Hand Emotions180 seconds13 lines
Not a Ghost of a Chance127 seconds10 lines
Sins of Our Fathers40 seconds3 lines
In the Presence of Mine Enemies26 seconds2 lines
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep17 seconds4 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 168 seconds7 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 218 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 329 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 43 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 514 seconds1 line
Spy Troops: The Movie194 seconds23 lines
Valor vs. Venom280 seconds23 lines

Headcanon

Allen Solomon Binder, born March 28, 1946, in Stockholm, New York. Following the accident described on his first filecard, Mindbender approached the MARS Corporation, offering to head up their R&D division. Destro put him to work for Cobra in February 1983 for the primary purpose of either finding a way to control Cobra Commander or finding a new leader to replace him, and whose decisions they could direct through mind control. The creation of Serpentor was ultimate fruit of this initial plan. Mindbender's appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 2 in late 1986, and to Version 5 in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986
2. 1993 (Battle Corps)
3. 2002 (JvC Wave 3)
4. 2003 (JvC Wave 6)
5. 2004 (Valor vs. Venom)
 
Version 1: 1986 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0085: Master of Mind Control
  • head: Dr. Mindbender (86)
  • arms: Dr. Mindbender (86)
  • torso: Dr. Mindbender (86)
  • waist: Dr. Mindbender (86)
  • upper legs: Mutt (84, 89), Dr. Mindbender (86)
  • lower legs: Dr. Mindbender (86)
Accessories: black cloth cape (new, with silver Cobra emblem); light grey pistol (new, circle by trigger guard); silver stun rod (new); black stun rod generator (new); black hose (long standard)
Dr. Mindbender was at one time an excellent orthodontist and a very kind and honest man. Tinkering with electric brainwave simulation as a means of relieving dental pain, the good doctor made the tragic mistake of experimenting on himself. He underwent a complete personality change and became hateful, deceitful, and vain!
Dr. Mindbender abandoned his practice and devoted all his time to perfecting his digital brain-scrambling into a hand-portable weapon system capable of reducing the most strong-willed individual into a cowering wimp.
"Dr. Mindbender doesn't think he's deluded - he feels he used to be. Now that he has seen the light, or the dark if you will, he feels it is his personal mission to bring the miracle of thought control to each and every one of you!"
Toy Notes: Featured in the Terror Drome commercial. Item #6461. Referred to as "The Interrogator" on Serpentor's filecard and in the commercial for Marvel #49, and as "Dr. Brainwave" in Marvel #4.
Version 2: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded assortment, #15
Fig. #0363: Master of Mind Control
  • head: Dr. Mindbender (93)
  • arms: Dr. Mindbender (93)
  • torso: Dr. Mindbender (93)
  • waist: Viper (86, 89, 91), Dr. Mindbender (93)
  • legs: Viper (86, 89, 91), Dr. Mindbender (93)
Accessories: yellow laser pistol (88 Iron Grenadier's); yellow submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); yellow submachine gun (88 Voltar's modified Uzi); yellow laser rifle (89 Dee-Jay's); yellow laser rifle (91 Sci-Fi's); purple spring missile launcher (shared with Alley Viper, with yellow trigger); yellow missile (common for 93 Cobras); yellow knife (88 Hydro-Viper's); yellow figure stand
DR. MINDBENDER was at one time an excellent orthodontist and a very kind and honest man. His personality was drastically altered when he experimented on himself with electronic brainwave stimulation. He changed into an egotistical madman filled with hatred and deceit! Even COBRA COMMANDER disliked him and buried him in a tanker deep beneath a volcano on Cobra Island. After bionically enhancing his badly damaged body with various machine parts, he barely escaped with his life. He eventually proved himself worthy of Cobra Commander and re-enlisted as a member of Cobra.
Motto: "I get a real CHARGE out of shocking G.I. Joe!"
Toy Notes: Item #6782.
Version 3: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 3 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0654: COBRA Master of Mind ControlMOS 1: Mind Control
  • head: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • arms: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • torso: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • waist: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • legs: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
Accessories: black cape (new, plastic with gold trim); two gold revolvers (new, fairly large); black rifle (85 Tele-Viper's comm-scan gun); gold shotgun (88 Muskrat's M4 Super 90, with Sound Attack tab)
DR. MINDBENDER was once a kindly dentist who experimented on himself to find a way to lessen dental pain through brainwave stimulation. As a result, he underwent a complete personality change causing him to devote his life to evil and the complete suppression of humanity by electronic mind-control. After he joined COBRA, DR. MINDBENDER improved and perfected the "brainwave scanner" invented by the nefarious Dr. Venom, and used that device to brainwash anybody who opposed the policies of COBRA COMMANDER or neglected to brush after meals
Meticulous and fussy, DR. MINDBENDER is the type of person who eats pizza with a knife and fork. He has been known to participate in battles, but prefers to manipulate events from behind the scenes, preferably inside a bulletproof bunker. Independent thinkers with strong personalities give DR. MINDBENDER the hives, which is why he has had a long-standing personal antagonism towards BEACH HEAD.
"All these people running around willy-nilly, having their own opinions, and making up their own minds! It's hideously chaotic and totally unacceptable!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Beach Head (02). Item #53206.
Version 4: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0702: Cobra Master of Mind Control
  • head: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • arms: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • torso: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • waist: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
  • legs: Dr. Mindbender (02, 03)
Two-Pack Accessories: red cape (02 Dr. Mindbender's, with gold trim); two gold revolvers (02 Dr. Mindbender's); black rifle (85 Tele-Viper's comm-scan gun); black shotgun (88 Muskrat's M4 Super 90, with Sound Attack tab)
Mission Disc Accessories: red cape (same); two gold revolvers (same); brown knife (03 Over Kill's)
DR. MINDBENDER was once a kindly dentist who experimented on himself to find a way to lessen dental pain through brainwave stimuation. As a result, he underwent a complete personality change causing him to devote his life to evil and the complete suppression of humanity by electronic mind-control. After he joined COBRA, DR. MINDBENDER improved and perfected the "brainwave scanner" invented by a nefarious doctor, and used that device to brainwash anybody who opposed the policies of COBRA COMMANDER or neglected to brush after meals. Meticulous and fussy, DR. MINDBENDER is the type of person who eats pizza with a knife and fork. He has been known to participate in battles, but prefers to manipulate events from behind the scenes, preferably inside a bulletproof bunker
"All these people running around willy-nilly, having their own opinions, and making up their own minds! It's hideously chaotic and totally unacceptable!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dart (03). Item #57390.
Re-releases: Also carded in early 2004 with a Mission Disc (Item #55335).
Version 5: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 1 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0796: COBRA Master of Mind Control
  • head: Dr. Mindbender (04)
  • arms: Dr. Mindbender (04)
  • torso: Dr. Mindbender (04)
  • waist: Dr. Mindbender (04)
  • legs: Dr. Mindbender (04)
Accessories: two silver pistols (03 Black Out's Desert Eagle); black laptop (new, hinged with blue screen and test tube holders); two black test tubes (new, very small)
The originator of COBRA mind-control programs, DR. MINDBENDER turned his evil genius towards the creation of genetically altered super-warriors, perfecting a venom that adheres the DNA of the earth's most ferocious and dangerous animals to human DNA. The resulting hybrids are faster, stronger, and more resistant to pain than the normal human COBRA troopers. They also require less maintenance and don't seem to mind that they aren't being paid. DR. MINDBENDER was once a kindly orthodontist who, in his quest to relieve dental pain through mind-control, tested his brainwave scanner on himself and was turned into a malevolent maniac with definite anti-social tendencies. In COBRA COMMANDER, he found a perfect patron who shares his evil views and has unlimited funds to finance his wildest and most unnatural experiments.
"Venom is my crowning achievement. It smells like - victory through microbiology!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Hi-Tech (04/I). Item #55467.