|01-15-2009, 11:56 PM||#1|
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I'm not sure if this was ever talked about but if you were Dr Mindbender would you have used the DNA from the great historical figures, blazed your own path or would you have mixed it up with other military leaders from the past or recent past (Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Eisenhower, MacArthur)?
Just to help out here's a list of known DNA from Wikipedia that outlines the DNA from both the cartoon and the comics.
Here is a list of the known (and possible) genetic templates used in Serpentor's creation:
Adolf Hitler - Fanatical Nazi leader who transformed a wrecked nation into a superpower until he was destroyed in World War II.(This explains why Serpentor is tempermental and fanatical).
Alexander the Great, the young leader of ancient Macedonia who sought to conquer the known world but died a premature death in Babylon.
Amon-Toth, one of the greatest generals in ancient Egypt. Fictional and created for the show. (cartoons only)
Attila the Hun, the greatest barbarian leader during the fall of the Roman Empire.
Otto von Bismarck - German Chancellor and military expert
Cyrus the Great, Persian military conqueror and creator of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. (comics)
Doctor Mindbender used his own mind as a source of knowledge of modern matters and a loyalty to Cobra. (comics only)
Erik the Red, a Viking lord who once ruled the seas north of Europe. Generally credited with colonizing Greenland.
Erik the Batterer, though similar in description to Erik the Red, he is apparently a different Viking lord. One of his most treasured possessions was his battle-axe, Skullsplitter. Fictional and created for the show. (cartoons only)
Genghis Khan, the greatest known leader of the Mongols, who once conquered much of the continent of Asia. He also conquered more of the world than any leader before or since. As he was cremated, how DNA was collected remains to be seen.
Grigori Rasputin, a self-proclaimed holy man, popularly blamed for the destruction of the last royal family of Russia. (cartoons)
Hannibal, the leader of ancient Carthage, who nearly forced the young Roman Republic to the brink of ruin.
Henry V of England, a brilliant general who conquered much of France.
Ivan IV of Russia, also known as Ivan the Terrible, a very efficient monarch known for cruelty to his foes. (cartoons)
Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury. (comics only)
Julius Caesar, Roman politician, general and the first person to rule Rome as dictator for life. As he was cremated, how DNA was collected remains to be seen.
Moctezuma II, the last monarch of the Aztec Empire before the arrival of the Spanish, at the end of his reign, the Aztec Empire was already at its peak thanks to him. (cartoons)
Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the greatest military leaders in history and Emperor of the French.
Philip II of Macedon
Solomon, In the file card, it is stated that he has the DNA of King Solomon. King Solomon is portrayed in the Bible as the wisest king in history, though he was the last king of the unified Jewish kingdom.
Stalin - Dictator of the USSR, who transformed the USSR from a backward nation into a thermonuclear armed superpower.
Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander's body guard and trained ninja master. (comics only)
Sun Tzu, one of the best-known strategists of China and the author of the book, The Art of War. Note: Dr. Mindbender attempted to collect Sun Tzu's DNA, but was unsuccessful, forcing him to use the much less patient Sgt. Slaughter's DNA as a substitute. When this happened, Serpentor failed to have patience just like Sgt. Slaughter. (cartoons only)
King Tashaka, the Indian lord of all serpents. He kept a menagerie of various snakes and reptiles at his palace. A character from Indian legend. (cartoons only)
Vlad Ţepeş (Count Dracula), monarch of Wallachia and Romanian national hero who was very cruel with his Ottoman Turk enemies. He is best known as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula.
It should be noted that in reality, the burial sites of most of these historical figures such as Caesar, Alexander, Solomon, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, and Sun-Tzu have never been discovered. Many were actually cremated. Other more recent figures such as Rasputin and Vlad Tepes have never had their remains positively identified making it impossible to obtain DNA that can be confirmed as theirs.
|01-15-2009, 11:59 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
i would have made him not wear such a ridiculous outfit, but dont forget it wasnt really mindbender who came up with the whole idea about making a new leader, it was Cobra-la
|01-16-2009, 12:01 AM||#3|
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|01-16-2009, 12:05 AM||#4|
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Miley Cyrus for her ruthless military genius.
Kurt Cobain for his ability to know when to quit.
Me for my amazing list making ability.
Jesus (Not Christ, but the guy who "Stabbed" John Cena in a night club.)
And of course Vince from Sham Wow for his ability to convince millions of people to buy things they don't want.
|01-16-2009, 12:13 AM||#5|
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I'd actually make him half man/half serpent. Since he was technically created by Cobra-La. Which I love :P
If I had a chance to do redo him, I would make him a snake face like "Masters of the Universe" Kobra Khan. I do like his outfit, but like Raptor. He looks like he should fight Conan. So I would make it more reptilian with scales like a snake.
He wouldn't be as much as of leader for Cobra. More of one of Mindbenders experiments gone wrong. More like Frankenstein, but highly intelligent and always vying for CC's power and charisma.
|01-16-2009, 12:31 AM||#6|
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They should have thrown in a dash of John Curtis Holmes aka Johnny Wadd, just in case the whole Cobra thing didn't work out.
Negotiation's over. Sentence is death.
|01-16-2009, 12:54 AM||#7|
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MacAurther, Jackson, Lee, Eisenhower - none of those would work as an evil leader...
Throw in a little Chavez and Castro for some communism, a dash of bin laden for the jihadists mentality, and a little DJ Emerald (the cook) so he can make some tasty dishes then say Boom! when it's done or when he's dropping a nuke on another country
Suz Tzu because that would be applicable on the battlefield as well as in business
You forgot Xerxes...that definitely should have been in there.
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|01-16-2009, 02:18 AM||#8|
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|01-16-2009, 09:37 AM||#9|
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he should have been made solely out of billy ray cyrus for the hair,dr. phil for his mind and the ultimate warrior for the body.
thats it, and i'm right, you know it!
|01-16-2009, 10:18 AM||#10|
Join Date: May 2007
I can say with certainty that Serpentor has no Sgt. Slaughter DNA in him. It was destroyed during the melee with the Sarge in Mindbender's lab before Serpentor was created. He had no patience because he lacked Sun Tzu's or the substitute DNA.
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