|08-29-2009, 01:57 AM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
Cobra Commander: Supreme Leader
Destro: Arms Dealer (Second in Command)
Baroness: Intelligence (Third in command)
Twins: Chief Financial Officers and Commanders of Crimson Guard
Dr. Mindbender: Chief Science Officer
Serpentor: Field Commander (In my world Cobra Commander has him Brainwashed and is completely obedient)
Major Bludd: Field Commander
Storm Shadow: Cobra Commander's Body Guard and Ranking Ninja (Answers only to Cobra Commander)
Zartan: Dreadnok Leader, Mercenary (Answers only to Cobra Commander)
Wild Weasel: Air Commander
Scrap Iron: Experimental Weapons
Firefly: Sabotage (Answers only to Cobra Commander)
Copperhead: Python Patrol Commander (I treat PP as an Elite unit)
Last edited by Shin-Gouki; 08-29-2009 at 02:03 AM..
|08-29-2009, 01:57 AM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winlock, Washington
Cobra Commander as the Surpreme Leader accompanied by his Imperial Guard. His Range Vipers, commanded by Skull Buster, are the baddest of the bad and are sent out on the most dangerous and essential missions across the world in a continuing effort to break down civility and political strength in developed countries. They also strategically strike various points of military strength in developing countries; leaving false evidence that America was behind it in an effort to enforce its domination over the world.
The Baroness and Destro command Cobra's Shadow Guard and seek to take over Corporate America by absorbing all of America's outsourcing.
The Crimson Twins with the Crimson Guard work under Destro and Baroness in the further corruption and overall domination of Corporate America and China.
The Dreadnoks, led by Zartan, are employed as Mercenaries who spread anarchy and chaos while motivating organizations like ACORN to rise up against political order and destroy it from within.
Mindbender works behind the scenes creating new technologies which Destro and the Twins market to industrialized nations; hooking corporations and governments on said technology thus creating a monopoly that rivals Microsoft.
|08-29-2009, 04:13 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI. (UP)
Well I still go by the comics where Serpentor was dropped by Zartan's Arrow.
So for mine.
Cobra Commander is on top.
Destro and the Baroness have their own forces and haven't been under CC's thumb for a while.
I leave out the Cobra La (( all dead)) and the Venomus Maximus crap.
|08-29-2009, 04:29 AM||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Who is this Serpentor guy? Nobody like that exits...
Other than the top 3 with CC, Destro, and the Baroness I see the actual peeking order of all the other lackeys change on a almost daily basis. Cobra is a pretty ruthless backstabbing organization. That said, I think the Baroness wields much more influence than anyone realizes.
|08-29-2009, 04:44 AM||#15|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
In my Joe-Verse, the Baroness is second-in-command, basically Vice President to CC's President.
In the climax of my Joe-Verse story, after COBRA has conquered the Earth and driven GIJOE into guerrilla warfare, the Baroness and Destro are married...giving her rights to MARS as well as her position as heiress apparent in COBRA.
During a battle with GIJOE, the Baroness at last reveals her true motives all along: In COBRA Commander's control room, she shoots the Commander in the neck and Destro through the eye, killing them both. She blames their deaths on a GIJOE commando team, and assumes control of the COBRA empire and declares herself the Empress. She now has all of COBRA and all of MARS, and all along, she has been triple-timing both COBRA Commander AND Destro...with Firefly!
The final battle between GIJOE and COBRA sees a COBRA led by the Empress and Firefly.
|08-29-2009, 10:23 AM||#16|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
Here's my take:
Now the top of the Hierachy is much like this:
(keep in mind no one has ever died in my Cobraverse)
Cobra Commander = King
Serpentor = Emperor
More or less equivalents although they try not to occupy the same space. CC hangs at Cobra Island mostly, Serpentor tries to do most of the fighting since he is a better stategist. CC is a better money maker.
Destro = Marshall
(0-9) Lt. Generals
(0-8) Maj Generals
Maj Gen Bludd
(0-7) Brig Generals
Night Creeper Leader
(0-5) Lt. Colonels
Snow Serpent Commander
Lt Col Claymore
Hopefully that's everyone.
Major(Gen) Bludd and Firefly and Zartan are all paid and treated like Generals, should they lead troops. Bludd does so more often. I treat him as the Commander of the Infantry Forces anyway. Scrap-Iron and Copperhead are Colonels. SCrap-Iron stopped working for Destro 20 years ago.
Firefly and Maj Bludd have been employed for so long they don't really work for anyone else. Although Firefly rarely leads troop sizes large enough to be a General, he carries that rank and all its pay. It's more like a government equivalent. There are CIA agents that plan with generals and Colonels and their GS grades make them equivalents. Like most Terrorist organizations, Cobra doesn't have government ranks, but they hand out military titles like free taffy. Plus My Cobra Army is also a Mercenary Army so it's useful to rank as high or higher as the local commanders you are assisting.
I mostly disregard the ranks we were given.
I have one (0-6) Viper (Gold Sonic Viper)
Cobra Drivers are (0-2)Lts
The various other Cobra Officers and Neo-vipers and Hiss drivers are Captains or Majors or Lt. depending on which ever I have the most or least of. The more I have the lower the rank.
All Specialty Vipers are at least E-5 sgts.
Range-Vipers and Alley-Vipers and Para-vipers and Snow Serpents are all E-7.
There are no Warrant Officers but a lot of Sgt Majors. All Dreadnoks are paid as Sgt Majors except Buzzer who is a Capt.
Pilots are a little different. But since they don't command troops they are not really in charge of anyone but themselves. Wild Weasel is the exception.
I assume some of the more specialty Vipers have higher ranks to start with in general, but they hold ranks just like any other unit. Therefore a Sgt doesn't outrank a Captain ever.
I see it like this. Bottom rung is a Blueshirt. Really a private. He maybe gets some Cobra basic training/indoctrination and is handed the standard issue Dragunov Rifle cause cobra got those at a bargain price during the cold war.
Once he gets a promotion he can continue to move up the ranks in the Blue Shirts regular units or he can get specialized. I would say a majority of the Cobra operatives are blueshirts. Supply guys, maintenance, security, transport, ditch-diggers, basic logistics.
Should they want more money and danger they move to the Viper Corps. These are Cobra Assault troopers. Either a Ranger or Marine Equivalent. Once they complete the training they are Corporals (E-4)
You first need to complete Viper training to move to any of the other Viper Specialties. For this fact alone All Specialty Vipers are at least E-5 sgts.
Range-Vipers and Alley-Vipers and Para-vipers and Snow Serpents are all E-7 equivalents to begin with due to the amount of time they spend training
To become an officer in any unit of Cobra you just have to be the most ruthless guy around. It's more of a title than anything else. You get paid more but you have to answer to someone above and battlefield executions of officers are common. So any Cobra Officer is not afraid of anyone.
The rank of (0-4) Major is about as high as a faceless Cobra gets.
Many of the named Cobras are at least (0-5) Commander.
So Rip-It, Skull-buster, Claymore, Snow-Serpent Commander are all (0-5), and they are as ruthless and tough as Cobra has.
Now Crimson Guards that's an interesting one.
For me since there are a million versions now.
(This is my verse of course)
All are officers, they are commissioned as Capt. right off the bat. You figure all are college educated and Lawyers or accountants.
So much like our Armed forces they get commissions. They are the spies of Cobra as well. But they have other roles as well.
Like the SS they are the best trained troops in Cobra.
They are the Political Officers of Cobra, sort of like how Soviet era Russia was set up. So he may not be the field commander but he could just as easily put a bullet in the field commanders head and take over..
They are trained as military officers and are usually brighter than what gets put in the field.
Shadow Guards are the Gestapo wing of the Crimson Guards.
Crimson Guard Immortals are the Highest ranking CGs and they do serve as battle field commanders occasionally. They all hold the rank of Colonel. They are only tapped for duty to serve with Cobra Commander. Cobra Commander does not travel lightly armed. But he keeps his detachment with him at all times. If one of these guys tells you to do something you know it came straight from the Commander.
Crimson guard commanders are 0-5 equivalents and they serve as Battlefield commanders and are the next step down.
Most CGs are Capts or Maj and there is one attached to every unit. Like a Chaplain
Last edited by Loose Cannon; 08-30-2009 at 12:21 AM..
|08-29-2009, 10:30 AM||#17|
Join Date: Dec 2008
|08-29-2009, 10:33 AM||#18|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Wild Bill,CC, Destro, and the Baroness
|08-29-2009, 10:42 AM||#19|
Join Date: May 2009
Cobra Commander Supreme Ruler
Destro/ Zartan Weapons/Plots
Baroness/ Zamot Tomax Inflence/money
Strom Shadow CC body gaurd-Baddest dude on the planet
Crimson Gaurd Money-positon
Major Bludd/ Scrap Iron Field commander/right hand man
Serpentor is a bum. He is a goon this I command
Golobulus, pythona, and nemisis are cool, the movie was sweet but thats about as far as that goes
Last edited by high command; 08-29-2009 at 10:45 AM..
|08-29-2009, 02:22 PM||#20|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: penthouse of the chrome dome
Awesome idea for a thread!
My Cobra hierarchy is based on the fact that I have multiple CCs.
1) Cobra Emporer (Hooded CC Comic book pack w/ tripwire)
2) Cobra Comander (the Emporers lil brother - CC w/ helmet)
3a) Baroness= Hiss Tank Comander (black Baroness for black tanks, Blue Baroness for blue tanks)
3c) Crimson Twins
4) Cobra Troop Comander (Cobra Comander w/ a Cobra Officers Head & Helmet)
After that? Anarchy I guess!
I have ranked the troops/officers based on mask color/triangle on helmet or not/uniform color/webgear style. Flint Officer (He's not a spy in my joeverse) is just below Cobra Troop Comander and above a figure that combines Stalkers head with a troopers body. So I guess having a beret is good
The CGs are lead into battle by CG Comander (Destro from the battle pack w/ black CG head from the Yellow CG).
The 'Nox and guys like Firefly/Storm Shadow etc are just loyal to Cobra for the money so their "special ops" doesn't requier a ranking.
No such thing as Serpentor. Thats when Gi Joe jumped the shark for me. Also no Mindbender for me. I never was able to get into the BATS and neo-vipers and all that other stuff and genetically altered troops. Cobra is just an organization run by the Emporer and his bro and funded by the twins with an assist from arms dealer Destro. The troops/CG/Firefly etc are just grunts and specialists ready to carry out the deeds of Cobra. More Army like than sci-fi.
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