Transformers Universe MUX
This article is about the Cobra Tele-Viper - for the Female Autobot, see Autobot Cypher.
Personal information
Real Name

Iryna Pavolko Devonskia


Chop, Ukraine, U.S.S.R.


December 25, 1960


Baroness' Ear, Tele-Viper 911

Military information
Service branch

Cobra Ground Forces

Primary MOS


Secondary MOS

Radio Repair


6 - Cobra Communications XO


Sonic Rifle

Organizational information



Cobra Communications, Intelligence, Tele-Vipers

Cobra Island Operator, I'm sorry, all Command Personal are unavailable....

Tele-Viper troops are the radio and satellite communications specialists of the Cobra legions. The micro-miniaturized equipment built into their helmets and web gear includes a high-speed burst microwave transceiver, VHF and laser signal units, a random series digital encryption module, third generation passive jamming devices, a GPS receiver, a voice synthesizer and an FM receiver with automatic frequency control. All high-end Cobra command personnel have a Tele-Viper trooper assigned to them as their personal link to headquarters and as bodyguards. Each Tele-Viper trooper carries a multi-shot grenade launcher and a suppressed sub-machine gun as well as his communications equipment, which means that even while he is calling down an air strike he can be laying down his own cover fire. It is suspected that off-duty Tele-Viper troopers are employed by Cobra as telemarketers to sell pirated technology.

CYPHER was hired directly by Baroness to be her personal Communications Specialist, but has since been transferred to a more regular duty. She still remains loyal to Baroness, rather than Cobra, but she does her job, not letting her loyalty come to the forefront. She know works in the Cyber-Communications subsection of the Cobra Communications department, and rarely leaves Cobra Island, but she is fully trained for Combat Communications as well.


Canonical/Pre-MUX/Theme History:

Iryna Pavolko Devonskia was born on December 25, 1960, in Chop, Ukraine, U.S.S.R. during the height of the Cold War. Chop was a small town on the border of the U.S.S.R, Hungary and Chekhoslovakia. Her parents, very devote Eastern Orthodox Christians saw her birth as a gift from God. However, Iryna Pavolko Devonskia was not nearly as religious as her parents. She quickly learned that the Soviet Government frowned on Religion, and publicly professed her non-religious beliefs, which greatly helped her schooling. By the time she was 20, she had graduated from the University of Kiev, and was sent to the Soviet Army Training Facility in Siberia. This was to toughen her up, and to get her as far away from her Religious Parents as possible. She was trained as a Communications Expert, drawing on her natural Mimicry and her Electrical Engineering Degree. She was sent to work with the Spetnaz Forces in Afghanistan, intercepting any Radio Tranmissions, and trianglulation of Enemy Forces, based on Radio Transmissions. During a raid on an Afghan Villiage, in 1985, she was captured by the locals, but before her torture and beheading, a Cobra operation brought Baroness to the Villiage, along with a large force of Cobra Troops. They decimated the village, and 'rescued' the few captives the locals had. One of them was Iryna. These rescued Soviets were given a choice: Join Cobra, or be given over to another local tribe. Iryna knew that if she was turned over to another tribe, she would become a slave, this was not her wish, so she joined Cobra.

She was sent to Springfield, and with her Communications background, she was quickly assigned to the Tele-Viper program. The Baroness, who 'rescued' her from the Afghans, ordered her training in Intelligence Operational Communications, which included training in Communications Interception. She quickly learned that which the Soviets had not taught her. She was assigned as Baroness' personal Communications Specialist, and spent the next 25 years working directly for the Baroness, when the Baroness was working for Cobra. When the Baroness was not, she rejoined the normal Tele-Viper groups, doing standard Communications Operations. During one of the Missions with the Baroness, she was exposed to the same chemicals that keep many Joes and Cobras youthful looking, and she has apparently stopped aging, at the age of 28.

Recently, she was assigned by the Baroness to be her eyes and ears in the Digital World of the internet. She took special classes to allow her to gain insight into the people who use the Internet. She is also, mostly, doing strictly Communications and Internet Communications work, staying out of the field, and Intel Operations, but since the Baroness trusts her work, she is sometimes drafted into going into the field, or with Intelligence Communications (Signals) work.

MUX History:

Tele-Viper 911 was instrumental in 'assisting' Interrogator in his search for Baroness and Major Bludd when they were missing. Since their return, she has kept in contact with the Baroness, keeping her up to date with on Ground Forces operations.

She was interested in the new Hologram Technology that Cobra had 'acquired' from Starlight Industries, and began to go down to the R&D facilities during her off-duty hours, a total departure from her normal activities, and inquired about assisting them with the new tech. While the Head of the project was not, at first, a fan of the idea, her strong Engineering background, and her practical knowledge of communications systems finally got her acceptance. She volunteered to field-test the Hologram system, but was informed she would have to give up being a Tele-Viper for that. She would need to apply for a Full Code Name Status.

This gave the Tele-Viper pause. Thus far in her life with Cobra, she had avoided High Command scrutiny by being one of the faceless Tele-Vipers, other than to Baroness. Could she really step out of the Darkness and let herself have a spotlight placed on her? She began to consider what this would do to her life, and than someone told her that it would also involve an increase in pay. Dollar signs danced in her head.

While she was working on this, she was tapped to work out the massive Jamming system required by Cobra for their invasion of Al-Alawi. This kept her very sidetracked, leading a group of Tele-Vipers and Techno-Vipers in a project. The jamming signal they were able to come up with worked very well, until a G.I. Joe aircraft was able to fire a missile that knocked out the Jamming Array on the Terror Drome holding in. She remained in Al-Alawi, through the end of the fighting, and through the creation of The People's Republic of Cobra Unity. She once again began work on her application for her change in status.

Before she could apply, however, the Decepticon's revealed their operations which caused massive flooding of the world. This caused Cobra Island to be evacuated and she over saw the Communications required of such a massive moment, keeping flights moving, and shipments away from various forms of intervention.

She finished her application, during her off duty hours, and sent it in. Before hearing back, she continued to make sure that nothing was transmitted without Cobra at least knowing the origins, if not the content of the messages. Still in Crown City, the R&D Department has asked her to look over a few Concept Designs of Battle Armor for use in the field testing of the Hologram-Enabled Communications Gear.

She was stationed in Antarctica, helping Hannibal prepare the Ground base for the Cobra Ground Forces to use during the Assault on the Antarctica Facility.

She has been assigned to assist Major Bludd with his assignment, post-flood, in Africa. At the same time, she was promoted to the Cobra Communications Department X.O.

After her time in Africa, she has been granted Code Name Status, and a new armor.





Nov 23 - Arctic Assault

The combined air and naval forces of GI Joe, Cobra, and the Autobots stage their assault on the Decepticons' Arctic heating apparatus



Feb 6 - Reporting for Duty

Tele-Viper 911 reports for her latest duty assignment, the humanitarian mission to Africa, and learns a secret!

Feb 21 - IC Report: Radio Tower

TO: Cobra Command, Cobra Communications

FROM: Tele-Viper 911

RE: Sierra Leone Radio Tower Repairs

While testing the Radio Frequency Transmission capabilities of the Sierra Leone Radio Tower we experienced an overload to the power cables feeding the towers broadcasting antenna.

The Techno-Vipers responsible have already been transfered back to the Cobra Union for proper chastisment by their C.O., and I finished overseeing the installation of the proper power cables. The final testing of the system has been complete, and tranmissions across the upper two-thirds of the African Continent can proceed at Major Bludd's discretion.

Tele-Viper 911

Feb 23 - Palm Wine Evening

A few of the Cobra officers find themselves in a quiet bush camp off the beaten track in Sierra Leone with a few hours to kill and a jug of palm wine.

27 February - "Liberia Landing"

A flight of Anaconda transport helicopters makes its way from Sierra Leone to the next stop on Cobra's Africa Tour: Liberia.

July 1 - "7-1-2012"

Ace and Steel-Brigadier 910 try to rescue Duke before Tele-Viper 911 and Interrogator find them all.


August 8
  • 8-8-2012 - Interrogator and Crash Dive go to destroy the G. I. Joe base. Will Scarlett and Cover Girl be able to stop them?
August 29 - IC Report on Rebels

TO: Command (Rank 6 or Higher)
FROM: Cypher
RE: Rebels

After many days of trying to track the Rebels, we have determined that they headed North and West into the Mountains that border CU with Turkey and Iraq. However, they destroyed the Tunnels, and we lost any real attempt to track them, when they did.

They have continued to attack our solo vehicle patrols, with only minor success, however, we have seen them brandishing new weapons. Many appear to have been captured from our soldiers, and some are really advanced. New RPG's, Some kind of Ground to Air rocket system.



Aug 23 - Internet Intelligence

TO: Cobra
FROM: Cypher
RE: 8-23-21 Internet Chat Room Possible Intelligence

>*This Recording also comes with an image file. A Close up a black-haired version of Scarlett, although with blue eyes, not green.*<


Attached is a photo taken from a new website, called For all I can tell, via facial recognition, it appears to be Scarlett. However, the hair and eye-color do not match, but that could be cosmetic. If this is the real Scarlett, she has gained a new alias, Ebony. I am not sure if this is reliable, but reports have her in Argentina, for an unknown purpose. I will keep my eyes and ears open for more details. I'm not even sure why I posted this, except that if we have any operations going in Argentina, we may want to watch out for Scarlett trying to infiltrate them.



Jan 06 - IC Report

The attack on the Communications Lab failed. Ratcatcher and I entered the secure facility, but found Lady jaye waiting for us. We were unable to secure the Chip, and were forced to retreat.

I am not sure we will get another chance at this particular facility again, and I will try to find another facility to attack. I have returned to Broca, for Medical Attention.


Jan 16 - IC Report

I have located Ebony. I was looking through some feeds that started up, due to motion sensros, of the old Consulate Building in New York. I would have caught it sooner, except I forgot those feeds existed. She has been there for two weeks now, living on the 30th floor, which, is where the VIP Quarters used to be, for those who are not familiar with the building. I could hack into the buildings communications system, and communicate with her, but I am waiting until I learn more about how long she might stay, and also, waiting to hear if Mindbender wants her picked up.

I will continue to report on her stay in the Consulate, if Command desires it.


Jan 21 - Wraith almost becomes a Ghost

Wraith is visiting NASA, to learn about a New Communications System, when Cobra attacks to steal the tech for themselves.

Jan 21 - IC Report

TO: Cobra Command, Cobra Space Forces
FROM Cypher
RE: G.I. Joe Space Station Delta

I have begun picking up scrambled transmission from a Space Station in orbit. Upon investigation, via Satelitte hacking and triangulation, it is coming from the believed orbital location of the G.I. Joe Space Station Delta.

The transmissions are highly irregular, as they appear to be castoffs of a transmission to outer space. I have been unable to move one of our own satelittes into position to intercept the transmissions, so we can begin to attempt to decrypt the messages, and find out what the Joes are doing. We have also recived bounceback transmissions, towards the Space Station, from somewhere in Space, so the Joes are speaking to someone, or something. We have only ever gotten a few words that we could read.

At this time, I have not designated this communications as too urgent to try and send one of our forces to try and get closer. I did, however, want to flag this to higher authority, for use by someone with more understanding of Space Communications. It also appears that they might be using somekind of laser transmission, so my mission to the NASA facility in Delaware looms larger. I am considering having Over Kill go in, to elimminate any security we might encounter, and than following him in, after the facility is secure. It would appear we need to get more information on this, and quickly.

Over Kill, please inform me when you might be able to undertake this mission.


Jan 21 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Raid

TO: Cobra Command, Cobra R&D, Cobra Communications
FROM: Cypher
RE: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Raid
CC: Dr. Mindbender, Interrogator, Cobra Prison Center

This evening, I led Crimson Asp on a raid of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. We were able to successfully retrieve Computer Hard Drives, Hard Copy files, and schematics for a Laser Communications system that Dr. Garmin, of NASA, was devolping. We ran into light resistance, in the form of a G.I. Joe Pilot. Facial recognition software has identified her as Major Heather O'Leary, codename: Wraith

I secured Dr. Garmin, while Crimson Asp engaged and disabled this Wraith. Crimson Asp than collected all the stuff she could, while also planting explosives. As we left, the rest of the G.I. Joe response team was arriving. One Apache Helicopter, that flew like a rookie was at the stick. We left, blew up the facility, with Wraith still inside.

The facility will not be used again, and it is unlikely we will see this Wraith again. When last we saw her, she was passed out on the third sublevel. She should have still been in the building when the explosives went off. Nothing could have survived that ecxplosion.

Dr. Garmin is in our custody, on Cobra Island, and I would like Dr. Mindbender or Interrogator to question him, and see if they can learn moe about the Laser Communications Systems.

I am recommending Crimson Asp for a commendation


Jan 24 - IC Report

TO: Cobra Communications, Cobra Command Staff
FROM: Cypher
RE: Laser Communications

After reviewng the files that Crimson Asp was able to gather during our raid, I have determined that the Laser Communication System Dr. Gartmn was working on is a viable option for Long Range Communications.

We have the blueprints to a test model, but it will be large, until we can scale it down. We will need to find some high quality Diamonds to act as the Laser Magnifier, or at the very least, some high quality Rubies. And when I say high quality, the clarity has to be perfect, and there can be no flaws in them.

Beyond that, we should be able to build the system out of our own resources.

I await only the permission of Command, before I task R&D to begin work.


Jan 27 - Laser Communications

I have been working with a trio of Techno-Vipers, Numbers... 832, 713, and 1000. They inform me that they are only missing a few components to build the Laser Communication System, from the Specs we were able to acquire from NASA. We need the following items:

2 lbs Gold, for plating the electrical connections
A Large Gem, Red or Green would be best. Must have no flaws in the gemstone
Two large Mirrors, of the highest possible quality

After that, we need a large power source, and a place to hook up the System to. The higher the better. In fact, I am wondering if the Solar Serpent wouldn't be the best possible place?


Feb 03 - Laser Communications project

I have searched for the locations for the best possible equipment and materials for our Laser Communications System (LCS).

  • Mirrors: We need dielectric mirrors or Laser Line Mirrors, that are at least 3 foot in diameter. The best supplier of these mirrors is ThorLabs, and their primary location is in New Jersey. Their warehouses should already have what we need built.
  • Gems: Diamonds: Russia has the best, and largest Diamond Mines. Ruby: Myanmar is the best spot to find a Ruby. Sapphires are best acquired from Australia.
  • Gold: Any Gold Repository will do. Any Pawn Shop likely has some as well, however, I would like the highest quality Gold that can be found, so a Repository would be best. Fort Knox would be a possible target, but it is highly defended.

Since Cobra Commander wants at least two relays for the LCS, I would recommend getting enough parts to build at least 4 relays.


OOC Notes

She has a photographic memory, and can speak with any accent (that she has heard), or with none.

She speaks Russian, Ukrainian, English, French, Afghani, and Spanish. She is learning Arabic.

She is Baroness' eyes and ears in Communications, including on

She is portrayed by Actress Emilie de Raven


Tele-Viper 911 is played by her creator, The Baroness



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