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Night Creeper

(aka Night-Creeper)









Previous character: Captain Grid-Iron
Next character: Topside

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various10345 seconds22

Notes: DiC's Night Creepers wore the 1990 outfit. They were an independent group under contract with Cobra and loyal to Night Creeper Leader, who wore the same uniform minus the balaclava and did not receive his own figure until 1993.

 

Revenge of the Pharaohs53 seconds 
Injustice and the Cobra Way57 seconds 
General Confusion3 seconds 
Night of the Creepers118 seconds 
That's Entertainment3 seconds 
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 127 seconds 
Stuck on You74 seconds2 lines
The Greatest Evil Part I4 seconds 
The Greatest Evil Part II2 seconds 
The Legend of Metal-Head4 seconds 

Headcanon

Night Creepers were originally an independent mercenary group of tech-savvy martial artists hired by Cobra in summer 1986. They were officially incorporated into Cobra's forces in 1988, though with a sort of semi-autonomy intended chiefly kept Night Creeper Leader out of Cobra's command structure. Their appearance is represented by Version 6, changing to Version 2 in 1988 and to Version 7 in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990
2. 1993 (Ninja Force)
3. 1994 (Shadow Ninjas)
4. 1998 (3-pack)
5. 2003 (Spy Troops)
6. 2004/I (Urban Strike Team)
7. 2004/II (VvV Wave 4)
8. 2004/III (VvV Wave 5)
9. 2005/I (Single Pack)
10. 2005/II (HISS)
Version 1: 1990 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0243: Cobra Ninja
  • head: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • arms: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • torso: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • waist: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I), Night Creeper Leader (93, 94)
  • legs: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I), Night Creeper Leader (93, 94)
Accessories: purple backpack (89 Snake Eyes's); black sword (new, with serpentine blade); black sword (new, barbed); black crossbow (new, with five arrows)
Captured Cobra documents revealed the existence of a contract between COBRA COMMANDER and a syndicate of high-tech Ninjas. It is believed that these so-called NIGHT-CREEPERS have been given the task of conducting all field intelligence and covert operations for Cobra! All investigations into the structure and origin of the Night-Creepers have run into dead ends, or resulted in the mysterious disappearance of the investigators.
"All evidence seems to indicate that the Night-Creepers have the drive and scruples of a Wall Street stock manipulator, the lethal skills of a master martial artist, and the stealthy talents of a cat burglar. To make matters worse, they're backed by the latest and most sophisticated anti-detection and weapons technology in the world! It's as if Attila the Hun had a black belt, an MBA, and was armed with lasers!"
Toy Notes: Featured in 1990's first new figures commercial. Item #6562. The prototype shown in the 1990 insert catalog had a different backpack.
Version 2: 1993 Ninja Force carded assortment, #3
Fig. #0369: Cobra Ninja
Night Creeper
MOS 1: Field Intelligence
MOS 2: Covert Operations
  • head: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • arms: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • torso: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • waist: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • legs: Night Creeper (93, 94)
Accessories: light blue machete (88 Spearhead's); two light blue dueling knives (shared with Zartan, stick-like); light blue sword (shared with Zartan; with large pommel and thin blade); light blue bow (88 Storm Shadow's); light blue sickle (92 Dojo's, no string or counterweight); light blue figure stand
Captured Cobra documents revealed the existence of a syndicate of high-tech ninjas called Night Creepers. It is believed that these vicious ninjas conduct all field intelligence and covert operations for Cobra. All investigations into the structure and origin of the Night Creepers have run into dead ends, or resulted in the mysterious disappearance of the investigators. If they're provoked in any way, even by other Cobra members, they are known to react without mercy. They are generally regarded as having the scruples of a Wall Street stock manipulator, the lethal skills of a master martial artist, and the stealthy talents of a cat burglar.
Motto: "Like a fierce, dark cloud, we appear and rain misery over all!"
Toy Notes: This version has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and both arms have spring-loaded chopping action. Item #6873.
Version 3: 1994 Shadow Ninjas carded assortment, #42
Fig. #0486: Cobra Ninja
Night Creeper
MOS 1: Field Intelligence
MOS 2: Covert Operations
  • head: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • arms: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • torso: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • waist: Night Creeper (93, 94)
  • legs: Night Creeper (93, 94)
Accessories: clear blue machete (88 Spearhead's); two clear blue dueling knives (93 Night Creeper's); clear blue sword (93 Night Creeper's); clear blue bow (88 Storm Shadow's); clear blue sickle (92 Dojo's, no string or counterweight); clear blue figure stand
When the Joes say they can't hit what they can't see, they're talking about the stealthy Night Creepers. Captured Cobra documents first revealed the existence of these vicious ninjas, who conduct all field intelligence and covert operations for Cobra. All investigations into the structure and origin of the Night Creepers have run into dead ends, or resulted in the mysterious disappearance of the investigators. Do not approach them in any way, not that you would ever be able to catch up to them in the first place!
Motto: "Like a flash flood, we appear, cause destruction, then vanish!"
Toy Notes: Features a temperature-based color change from pink to white. This version has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and both arms have spring-loaded chopping action. Item #81146.
Version 4: 1998 three-pack assortment
Fig. #0527: Cobra Ice NinjaMOS 1: Arctic Field Intelligence
MOS 2: Covert Operations
  • head: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • arms: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • torso: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • waist: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I), Night Creeper Leader (93, 94)
  • legs: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I), Night Creeper Leader (93, 94)
Accessories: black sword (90 Night-Creeper's, with serpentine blade); black crossbow (90 Night-Creeper's); black figure stand
Night-Creeper are a syndicate of high-tech ninjas. They do not follow the traditional methods of their ancestors, choosing modern weapons over the crude sword and staff to accomplish their tasks. By using the most advanced stealth and anti-detection technology available, these martial arts masters infiltrate Top Secret research bases for the COBRA organization. It is believed that a portion of the clan resides in the arctic region and have adapted their methods to the cold environment. It takes a special breed to endure, let alone fight in sub-zero temperatures. Under the cloak of darkness and heavy snow storms, they strike with deadly accuracy. Combining both swift and ruthless punishment, they take what they want and leave only destruction in their midst. Showing loyalty only to Firefly, they react without mercy against all adversaries, including other agents of COBRA.
From General Hawk's Files: "All investigations into the structure and origin of the Night-Creepers have run into dead ends, or resulted in they mysterious disappearance of the investigators. Their policy is, you can't hit what you can't find."
Motto: "We are less forgiving than an avalanche."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive Cobra Polar Force three-pack with Firefly (98) and Snow Serpent (98). Item #57068.
Version 5: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0740: COBRA Ninja
Night Creeper
  • head: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: black helmet (02 Wet-Suit's, with silver trim); silver scuba vest (03 Torpedo's, with black tubing and yellow trim); two black flippers (02 Wet-Suit's); blue sheath backpack (02 Snake Eyes's, with silver trim); silver sword (89 Snake Eyes's)
The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration. They are extremely crafty, well motivated and have an abnormally high pain tolerances, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja. Once you strip away all of his scruples, morals, and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER. When they aren't participating in missions, the NIGHT CREEPER ninjas are accountants who are kept busy creating new tax shelters for COBRA.
"There is no place you can hide where we can't find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Kamakura (03). Item #55425.
Version 6: 2004 Strike Team: Urban Division carded set (04/I)
Fig. #0897: COBRA Ninja
Night Creeper
  • head: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • arms: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • torso: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I)
  • waist: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I), Night Creeper Leader (93, 94)
  • legs: Night-Creeper (90, 98, 04/I), Night Creeper Leader (93, 94)
Accessories: black backpack (89 Snake Eyes's); silver sword (89 Snake Eyes's); silver sword (92 Nunchuk's); black figure stand
The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration. They are extremely crafty, well motivated, and have an abnormally high pain tolerance, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop, and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts, and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology, you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja. Once you strip away all of his scruples, morals, and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER. When they aren't participating in missions, the NIGHT CREEPER ninjas are accountants who are kept busy creating new tax shelters for COBRA.
"There is no place you can hide where we can't find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Alley Viper (04), Firefly (04/III), Nullifier (04), Scrap Iron (04), and Storm Shadow (04/II). Item #53913.
Version 7: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 4 two-pack assortment (04/II)
Fig. #0912: COBRA Ninja
Night Creeper
  • head: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: grey sniper rifle (03 Tunnel Rat's Accuracy Int'l AWS); silver DNA-collecting drone (new, with horseshoe-shaped head) and four removable black legs
The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration. They are extremely crafty, well motivated, and have an abnormally high pain tolerance, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop, and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts, and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology, you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja. Once you strip away all of his scruples, morals, and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER. They used their ninja skills and dexterity to infiltrate a zoo and steal DNA samples for the hybridization experiments being conducted by DR. MINDBENDER.
"There is no place you can hide where we can't find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dr. Link Talbot (04). Item #55985.
Version 8: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 5 two-pack assortment (04/III)
Fig. #0926: COBRA Ninja
Night Creeper
  • head: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: black sheath backpack (02 Snake Eyes's); black submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); copper sword (89 Snake Eyes's)
The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration. They are extremely crafty, well motivated, and have an abnormally high pain tolerance, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop, and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts, and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology, you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja. Once you strip away all of his scruples, morals, and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER. They used their ninja skills and dexterity to infiltrate a zoo and steal DNA samples for the hybridization experiments being conducted by DR. MINDBENDER.
"There is no place you can hide where we can't find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Ninja Trooper (04). Item #03537.
Version 9: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 3 single pack assortment (05/I)
Fig. #1035: COBRA Ninja
Night Creeper
  • head: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Flint's); purple sheath backpack (02 Snake Eyes's); black pistol (02 Shipwreck's Uzi); black sword (89 Snake Eyes's)
The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration. They are extremely crafty, well motivated, and have an abnormally high pain tolerance, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop, and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts, and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology, you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja. Once you strip away all of his scruples, morals, and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER. They used their ninja skills and dexterity to infiltrate a zoo and steal DNA samples for the hybridization experiments being conducted by DR. MINDBENDER.
"There is no place you can hide where we can't find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there."
Toy Notes: Item #06112.
Rereleases: Later carded without accessories as part of the 2008 wave of single-carded figures (Item #35367).
Version 10: 2005 Direct-to-Consumer Wave 1 boxed HISS vehicle (05/II)
Fig. #1056: COBRA Ninja
Night Creeper
  • head: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Night Creeper (03, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: none
The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration. They are extremely crafty, well motivated, and have an abnormally high pain tolerance, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop, and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts, and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology, you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja. Once you strip away all of his scruples, morals, and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER.
"There is no place you can hide where we can't find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there."
Toy Notes: Item #56295.