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 with a dark, powder-like substance that makes them virtually invisible to ground radar and infrared 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 keep spreading. Cobra forces are bad enough to deal with then you can see them, let alone when you can’t. Equipped with jet-packs for emergency evacuations – however, use of them violently disrupts their camouflage abilities.
The only thing blacker than a Shadow-Viper's heart is its shadow. -Cobra Saying
Since they were formed in 2001, the Shadow-Vipers have reported directly to the Baroness.
Shadow-Vipers are available on the MUX as Disposable Characters, with a much simpler application. They can also be apped directly as full character (format: Shadow-Viper 1234), or upgraded from DCs to OCs.