Though the members of the Cobra Organization are all fighting against G.I. Joe, there are many internal power struggles. Theoretically anyone in Cobra High Command can take command of any Cobra division if the need arises. In the case of Cobra Conventional Warfare Ground Forces, they are used to following different commanders and there is seldom any trouble -- however, getting Dreadnoks to listen to anyone but Zartan can be a lesson in frustration.
Cobra Commander: Cobra Commander currently rules Cobra from the command center of the Solar Serpent in Earth's orbit. Far from being hesitant after losing control of the United States, he has instead expanded his ambitions even further, from world domination to total control of the entire Solar System. With Megatron gone, Cobra's alliance with the Decepticons is on a shaky footing, but the Commander is sure he can manipulate the situation to his own advantage.
Baroness: Baroness has complete freedom to travel the world in her guise as head of Cobra Intelligence, but is currently spending most of her time at the Silent Castle, in the company of Destro. Cobra Commander's trust in her has waned, and he wonders at her true loyalty. Nonetheless, in 2021 Cobra Commander made her executive officer of Cobra Command, and put her in charge of all of Cobra's daily operations -- perhaps just to see what she does.
Dr. Mindbender - A mad scientist and former dentist. He has several mind-control devices. He is also quite accomplished with genetic manipulation. He is responsible for the creation of Serpentor and the Cobra B.A.T.s, as well as perfecting the Brainwave Scanner. Though he is quite muscular, Mindbender is somewhat cowardly, preferring to avoid physical confrontations.
Storm Shadow: Storm Shadow is best known as the Cobra Commander's ninja bodyguard and assassin. He can trace his lineage through thirty generations of assassins. He is a classic character study in conflict. Storm Shadow's primary reason for joining the evil Cobra organization is borne not out of greed but a need for vengeance. The Commander attained his loyalty on the promise of eventually revealing the identity of his uncle's killer.
Tomax and Xamot: Tomax and Xamot operate from Cobra Unity and New York. They oversee all of Cobra's vast financial empire, as well as its counter-intelligence and security operations. They used Cobra's takeover of the United States to install Crimson Guard deeper into every major industry and facility in America. Even with Cobra pushed back, the Twins' influence will remain for decades to come.
Major Bludd: Major Bludd has returned to the fold. With his extensive military experience he oversees all Cobra conventional warfare operations across the globe. cobra Commander has placed Scion as Bludd's second in command.
Zartan - The leader of the Dreadnoks, as well as a master spy and assassin. He is a master of disguise, able to be anyone anytime he wishes. Thanks to genetic experimentation, Zartan is also capable of changing his skin color to blend in with his background. This special ability is disrupted by sunlight.
Destro: Since Destro’s apparent return from the dead, he's rejoined Cobra, reportedly at the request of the Baroness. As head of MARS, Destro provides Cobra with advanced weaponry and specialized troops, operating out of the Castle Destro in Scotland. He's recently taken a hands-off approach to the technical side of MARS, preferring to spend his time directing missions undertaken by the Iron Grenadiers.
Baron Ironblood is a former member of Cobra's High Command. He was reportedly brought in from the outside by Cobra Commander to shake up Cobra Command structure. However, he seemed to be working to bridge the gaps between Cobra Divisions, working closely with each department head to ensure smooth communication and cooperation, while creeping out many of those officers in the process. In 2021, the Red Shadows were taken into the larger organization of Cobra.
The Black Major is a member of the Red Shadows and second-in-command to Baron Ironblood. He is a dedicated and ruthless follower, as well as a Brilliant military commander and tactician. In battle and in person he seems Totally emotionless. No matter the request, The Black Major carries out Baron Ironblood's orders without question.
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