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Para-Viper

(aka Cobra Para-Viper)









Previous character: Crimson Guard Squad Leader
Next character: Cobra Bazooka Trooper

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Para-Vipers were never animated.

Headcanon

Para-Vipers were introduced to Cobra's forces in 1982 and served until 1989. Selected from Eels, they numbered no more than a few dozen and were Cobra's equivalent of the legendary US Marine Raiders. They ranked in the first and highest tier of Vipers, alongside Snow Serpents and Lampreys. Their appearance is represented by Version 1.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2008 (post-25th Wave 10)    
Version 1: 2008 post-25th Anniverary Wave 10 carded assortment
Fig. #1322: Cobra ParatrooperMOS 1: Airborne Infantry
MOS 2: Infiltration
  • head: Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Cobra Para-Viper (08)
Accessories: dark grey helmet (new, with silver visor and yellow Cobra logo); black goggles (new, with red lenses); vest (new, with clear hoses and pouches down to knees); black harness (new, with leg straps); two black flippers (based on 85 Eel's, with peg holes); black submachine gun (new, with retracted stock); black sniper rifle (new, with grip at a severe angle); with stock and side-inserted magazine; black knife (04 Swamp Viper's, with silver blade); black Cobra figure stand
COBRA PARA-VIPER troopers are the deadliest, most highly trained commandos in the COBRA legions. They specialize in high-altitude, low-opening jumps to go behind enemy lines or infiltrate unsuspecting countries or targeted facilities to conquer, steal, or cause generalized chaos. COBRA PARA-VIPER troopers are selected from the ranks of the COBRA EEL troopers and are chosen for their exceptional audacity, independent attitude, and utter fearlessness. They are given a parachute, instructions, and not much else; their purpose is to go in first and pave the way for the main assault force.
"Jumping out of a plane into cold, thin air, when everything is pretty much a speck below you, and there's nothing to keep you alive but some thin fabric, sounds like a completely insane thing to do. You're right; it is. That's why we do it."
Toy Notes: Item #34118.