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ELECTRIC EELS are Moray troops who have been genetically altered by Cobra venom serum to enable them to carry an electric charge like their namesakes. A jolt from one of these elite underwater specialists can knock out an unprotected GI Joe team member instantly. Aside from their electrical powers, ELECTRIC EEL troops have nictitating membranes to protect their eyes from murky waters and a mutated nervous system to withstand the excessive amperage involved with their “high-voltage” sabotage operations. The bio-electric discharge of an ELECTRIC EEL is not only used as a weapon against personnel, but is also an effective neutralizer of security systems and communications equipment, and jams radar and sonar signals. They can also provide their own light source during night operations, but luckily for the GI Joe team, the ELECTRIC EEL troops flash uncontrollably when they over over-stressed, making them easier to spot.
Elite divers, the Eels are more than just "frogmen". All are highly trained demolitions experts and marine engineers. Eels undergo rigorous training and become some of Cobra's most highly skilled troops. They are often part of the crew on Cobra's naval vessels, and virtually all of Cobra's underwater vehicle operators come from the Eel forces, as do Cobra's arctic troops - the Snow Serpents. The Joes first encountered Cobra Eels when Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow fought a group in the shark-infested waters off the coast of Cobra Island.
Eels remain the backbone of Cobra's Naval Forces.
- 9/3 - "Sewer Demolition" - The people of Earth have had enough of the Quintessons. The Bellum, warship of the Quintesson fleet, still dominates the ruined terrain of Los Angeles. The combined forces of Earth's defenders have concocted a daring plan to end the invasion once and for all. To prepare, a demolitions team has been sent in to weaken the foundation around the Spiral's anchor points.
Guillotine is Eel commander when not away on a mission for the Plague.
- After the plain Troopers and Vipers, the ranks of the Eels are the breeding grounds for the most Cobra divisions, including Sea Slugs, Snow Serpents, Lampreys, Hydro-Vipers, Para-Vipers, Electric E.E.L.s and Cobra Morays.
- Though the Eels were absent throughout the entirety of Generation 2, they were still referenced on the Cobra Moray filecard.
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