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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various14333 seconds2065

Notes: Sunbow's Motor Vipers wore the 1986 outfit, with no dark blue patches on the pants, and with visors usually smaller than on the figure. A Motor Viper is the only character to swear in the Movie, as "What the hell is that?" can be clearly heard when the Stuns fall under attack by PAC/RATs.

 

Arise Serpentor Arise Part 131 seconds 
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 216 seconds 
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 49 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 527 seconds1 line
The Million Dollar Medic3 seconds 
Glamour Girls16 seconds1 line
The Spy Who Rooked Me68 seconds5 lines
My Brother's Keeper11 seconds1 line
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World48 seconds10 lines
Nightmare Assault2 seconds 
Sins of Our Fathers11 seconds 
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 161 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 218 seconds 
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 412 seconds 

Headcanon

Motor Vipers were introduced to the Cobra forces in 1983 as the basic armor units of the Viper Corps, with their appearance represented by Version 1. Motor Vipers ranked in the fourth tier of Vipers, alongside generic Viper troops. As Cobra upgraded to new hardware, the Motor Vipers were replaced by the more specialized Track Vipers in 1986. Thereafter, Motor Vipers lost their distinctive uniforms and operated only as mechanics at Cobra bases and outposts.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986 (Stun)    
Version 1: 1986 boxed Stun vehicle
Fig. #0104: Cobra Stun Pilot
  • head: Motor Viper (86)
  • arms: Motor Viper (86), Airwave (90)
  • torso: Motor Viper (86), Airwave (90)
  • waist: Motor Viper (86), Airwave (90)
  • legs: Motor Viper (86), Airwave (90)
Accessories: none
The Motor-Viper Corps attracts the type of individual who, without the benefit of an education and ambition, might have joined the Dreadnoks. The Cobra Recon and Perimeter Defense Forces are disciplined, effeicient, and highly motivated in the manner of all elite groups. This is fairly surprising, seeing that the Force seems to be comprised of the type that enjoys driving high speeds and finds amusement in danger.
"As far as we can figure, the Motor-Vipers don't get paid any better than the Ground-Vipers or Sea-Vipers, nor do they receive any special privileges or benefits. They have their own distinctive uniform but it's no flashier than the rest. Why then, would a Cobra volunteer for such an obviously hazardous duty unless it was the danger itself that appealed to him?"
Toy Notes: Item #6041.
Re-releases: Also available as part of a vehicle drivers set by mail in 1988 through the offer Special Assignment: North Atlantic and in 1989 through the offer Operation Deep Six, then alone through the 1991 offer Escape from Doom. Also carded at a 1993 convention.