COBRA VIPER forces are the most recent wave of COBRA infantry, chosen for their independent thinking, initiative, and daring. They are expected to carry the fight far inside G. I. JOE territory. They are equipped with armored climate-control suits that enable them to function efficiently in extreme environments, and they are given advanced training in deep battle tactics, survival procedures, and high-tech weapon-systems management. They are aggressive, yet wary; attentive to detail, yet practical; sneaky, yet trustworthy; ferocious in combat, yet willing to retreat tactically. This combination of traits makes them formidable foes, and the last thing that the G. I. JOE team wants to have sneaking up on them from their left flank. These qualities also make them favorable candidates for the DNA experiments of DR. MINDBENDER, a fact that has the COBRA VIPER troops volunteering for long away missions and assiduously avoiding the doctor's presence.
"Nothing makes our day like watching the G. I. JOE team roll right past us while we are under cover and camouflaged. Especially when we call artillery in on them!"