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Strato-Viper











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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various16788 seconds93698

Notes: Sunbow's Strato-Vipers wore the 1986 outfit, with light grey gloves, and the neck and chin bare below the helmet.

 

Arise Serpentor Arise Part 18 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 336 seconds3 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 45 seconds 
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 511 seconds2 lines
Computer Complications7 seconds 
Cobrathon3 seconds 
The Million Dollar Medic8 seconds 
The Rotten Egg1 second 
Once Upon a Joe60 seconds15 lines
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains11 seconds1 line
My Favorite Things7 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece10 seconds3 lines
Not a Ghost of a Chance27 seconds2 lines
Sins of Our Fathers13 seconds 
In the Presence of Mine Enemies567 seconds63 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 414 seconds1 line

Headcanon

Strato-Vipers were introduced to the Cobra forces in 1983 as Cobra's primary jet pilots, with their appearance represented by Version 1. Strato-Vipers ranked in third tier of Vipers, alongside AVACs, above Air-Vipers, and below the more elite Aero-Vipers. Strato-Vipers were active in Cobra until the organziation went underground in 1989.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986 (Night Raven)    
Version 1: 1986 boxed Night Raven vehicle
Fig. #0109: Cobra Night Raven S³P Pilot
  • head: Strato-Viper (86)
  • arms: Strato-Viper (86), Drop Zone (90)
  • torso: Strato-Viper (86), Drop Zone (90)
  • waist: Strato-Viper (86), Drop Zone (90)
  • legs: Strato-Viper (86), Drop Zone (90)
Accessories: none
The best secret agents in the world work for private corporations as industrial spies simply because "big business" pays better than any government. Cobra can attract some of the best pilots from around the globe to join the air wing of the Cobra Legions, known as the Air-Vipers, by doubling and tripling their salaries. Air-Vipers are formidable opponents but the Strato-Vipers are the "crème de la crème."
"To qualify as a Strato-Viper, a candidate must first be an Air-Viper with 1500 hours logged in flight time. He must have a fixed-wing rating up to four engines, combat experience, an impeccable security clearance, and be willing to undergo the surgical procedure necessary to make him more resistant to hypoxia, hyperventilation, and other decompression sicknesses that can affect a pilot above Armstrong's Line (63,000 feet)."
Toy Notes: Item #6014. The Air-Vipers mentioned here would not receive their own figure until 2003. Strato-Viper's appearance is represented in the 25th-Anniversary line by the Air Viper Commando released in 2009's FLAK/CLAW two-pack.
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.