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Shadow Viper











Previous character: Sub Viper
Next character: Big Brawler

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Shadow Vipers were never animated.

Headcanon

Shadow Vipers were introduced to Cobra's forces in 1991. They ranked in the top tier of Vipers, alongside Ninja Vipers and a step above the Alley Vipers from which they were recruited. Their appearance is represented by Version 1.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2001 (RAH Wave 4) 2. 2004 (Built to Rule)  
Version 1: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 4 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0573: Counter IntelligenceSpecial Training: Undercover Operations, Infiltration, Computer Hacking and Data Acquisition, Martial Arts
  • head: Astro-Viper (88, 93), Shadow Viper (01)
  • arms: Astro-Viper (88, 93), Shadow Viper (01)
  • torso: Astro-Viper (88, 93), Shadow Viper (01)
  • waist: Astro-Viper (88, 93), Shadow Viper (01)
  • legs: Astro-Viper (88, 93), Shadow Viper (01)
Accessories: black helmet (88 Astro-Viper's, with red visor); silver backpack (88 Astro-Viper's) with two black laser cannons and two silver control arms; two black hoses (short standard); black figure stand
No one knows exactly how Shadow Vipers get in and out of places undetected, just that when they do, they leave their mark of damage and destruction behind. They are expert computer hackers with a major grudge against worldwide government agencies. Shadow Vipers know every means of camouflage, disguise, and concealment there is to blend into any environment. Before a mission, they cover themselves in a dark, powder-like substance that makes them virtually invisible to ground radar and infra-red sensors for up to 24 hours. Ample time to infiltrate and ravage any facility, not to mention grab a few top secret "souvenirs" to impress Cobra Commander. Only problem is that these guys are loyal to no one, and will steal from each other to get in good with the big guy. They are like a nasty computer virus that keeps spreading. COBRA forces are bad enough to deal with when you can see them, let alone when you can't.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Zartan (01). Item #53058.
Version 2: 2004 Built-to-Rule boxed Night Prowler vehicle
Fig. #0939: CounterintelligenceSkills: Infiltration
  • head: Shadow Viper (04)
  • arms: Shadow Viper (04), AVAC (04)
  • torso: Shadow Viper (04)
  • waist: Shadow Viper (04), AVAC (04)
  • upper legs: Shadow Viper (04)
  • lower legs: Shadow Viper (04), AVAC (04)
Accessories: none
[The 2004 Built-to-Rule filecards had no main text.]
Toy Notes: Item #6558. This figure is a moderately hard-to-find item.