|03-18-2009, 05:55 PM||#61|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
I don't think it's fair to compare our troops to Cobra's (despite numerous reports of their looting stores and peoples' homes, torturing civilians for bad info... um... maybe I should stop now). There are likely more than a few people in the service that might enjoy what they do, but in a place like Cobra, it's pretty much their whole recruitment strategy! That being said, ANY organization with a strong alpha-male population that cultivates aggression and competition to win at all costs is going to be hostile to women. That being said, if a woman COULD survive in that environment, you definately wouldn't want to mess with her (there's a reason why the 'noks follow Zarana if Zartan's not around, she probably earned their respect the hard way).
|03-18-2009, 06:11 PM||#62|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Selkirk, NY
hmmm they BOTH recruit people who are down on their luck
both promise money
both promise fame
both promise to see the world
both say theyre looking out for the common man
both are run by fanatics
...need I list more? lol
...AND they BOTH "are organizations with a strong alpha-male population that cultivates aggression and competition to win at all costs" TELL me they arent alike, at least SOMEWHAT?
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|03-18-2009, 06:11 PM||#63|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Well.. there were a few Female Cobras in the cartoon. I'm not sure if the comic book had any or not, I can't recall that they did.
So your comic version of Cobra might be correct, but the cartoon Cobra definitely had women in the ranks.
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|03-18-2009, 06:16 PM||#64|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kreepy Kansas city
its pretty much saying '' would the military have women troops?''
|03-18-2009, 06:34 PM||#65|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Personally I would love to see women in Cobra. Albeit Emperor Palpatine had very few women in his empire, Megatron has none ( not including Black Arachnia, she is an autobot), and it was believec that women a sea vessels were bad luck. So historically I would say " no" to female Cobra's. But like I said as a fan I want some blue shirt women.
|03-18-2009, 06:37 PM||#66|
Join Date: Dec 2008
The military gets bad apples and good apples alike...more leaning towards good (or at least "normal") than bad. Cobra is all bad apples. Anyone that gets suckered in that isn't morally reprehensible either doesn't survive long, gets morally beaten down into just accepting it, or tries to quit (and then probably gets killed). The entire organization is based on "greed, ambition, and ruthlessness."
Cobra are the bad guys. They're mean, nasty, and despicable people to the core. Maybe it doesn't work that way in "your" Joe-verse, but the "canon" depiction of Cobra is that they're scum. Lovable (as characters)or even relatable scum in some cases, but still scum.
Comparing them to the United States Military in the manner you have is not "stepping on toes." It's grave insult to anyone that serves, or has served, and I suggest you apologize for telling them all that they're no better than murderers, thieves, and terrorists. If you believe that, I have a hard time believing you could be a G.I. Joe fan at all, since the "heroes" are clearly no better than the "villains" in your mind.
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|03-18-2009, 07:41 PM||#67|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fremont, CA
|03-18-2009, 07:43 PM||#68|
Alley Viper Strike Team
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
No, they should not. The token girls in Cobra are more then enough.
Alley Viper attached to the Strike Team Urban Division 82nd.
Cobra wants you! I'm looking for some ruthless Vipers to fill the ranks. Joes need not apply.
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|03-18-2009, 07:50 PM||#69|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bessemer City, NC
It takes a special kind of girl to be in Cobra. Zarana, the Baroness... I spent the better part of my adolescence dreaming about that kind of woman. I'd imagine female Cobra's would use their talents for more than mere hand-to-hand combat! Espionage, interogation, things men don't do as effectively!
|03-18-2009, 07:57 PM||#70|
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