The COBRA ALLEY VIPERS are the inner city invasion forces for COBRA. Recruited from other COBRA combat divisions, ALLEY VIPERS use various forms of evil to achieve their objectives .They go through extremely tough training in all kinds of urban environments–streets, buildings, and alleys. Only the toughest can successfully jump down thirty feet to a concrete floor while carrying a full combat load–and that's just one of the easy exercises. They look and act tough, so people are always running away, just at the sight of them. But BIG BEN from the G. I. JOE team did not run–he fought them and sent them packing. Now they live for the day when they can show him that they are the superior fighters.
"We're big, strong, and ruthless! You don't want to be around when we come kicking your door down."
The British Special Air Service (SAS) is roughly the equivalent of the American Special Forces. It maintains an equally tough standard for its recruits. SAS soldiers work in small units as a tightly-knit team. They go behind enemy lines by land, sea, or air for covert missions. Part of the Mobility Troop, BIG BEN has participated in many missions, the details of which remain classified. He's now on assignment with the G. I. Joe forces to lend his commando skills to the team. BIG BEN thinks the Americans have strange accents and even stranger ways of doing things, but he admires their iron-fisted courage. When he fought the COBRA ALLEY VIPERS in a covert operation, he showed them why it's never wise to be on the wrong side of an SAS solider.
"I'm here to teach the bad guys that the fight for freedom and justice knows no border