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Long live Cobra, the greatest! HAHAHAHA!
~ One of the Cobra Commander's quotes

Cobra Commander is the main antagonist of the G.I Joe comic book series.

He is the ruthless founder of COBRA, an evil terrorist organization bent on ruling the world. Cobra Commander is known for having deliberately started political and social conflict in a number of areas around the world while fighting the G.I Joe team.

What makes him Pure Evil?

  • Destroying Moscow just so he could make a demonstration of his power
  • Burying his own neglected son alive, just so he could dehumanize himself even more.
  • Treating his pawns as expendable and killing them just for annoying him somehow.
  • Causing multiple social and political conflicts just so he could rule the world.
  • Killing hundreds of loyal COBRA recruits.
  • Cobra Commander is also not a delusional terrorist, as one would expect, but a sadistic monster that takes pride in everything he does and does not even pretend to have good intentions.


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Cobra Commander does not delude himself by justifying his actions as matters of principles or glory. He knows he does it for control and power. He is ruthless, hatred-personified and totally obsessed. A meticulous person, he likes to personally oversee vital projects himself, even engaging in military combat himself on occasion. He is extremely manipulative and intelligent. Cobra Commander is megalomaniacal and incredibly calculating. He presented an incredibly calm and stoic demeanor, however he is capable of red hot anger.


  • High-Level Intelligence: Cobra Commander's mental performance allows his mind to operate in the most efficient and rapid manner possible. Some manifestation of this is his exceptionally perfect charisma, eloquence, leadership skills, deductive/analytical skills, and tactical genius. His mind also processes information quickly, giving him an accelerated learning aptitude. Cobra Commander has demonstrated the ability to quickly process multiple, limitless information streams (e.g., threat assessment) and rapidly respond to any changing tactical situations, by creating perfect winning strategies rapidly. He possesses an eidetic memory (he never forgets anything and has perfect instant recall), he can read at superhuman speeds, and can intuitively understand what's going to happen and how to deal with it. This enables him to remember any military tactic and apply it to any situation.
  • Master Tactician and Strategist: Cobra Commander is a genius tactician, strategist, and leader who is practically peerless, as well as a brilliant planner and organizer. He has been widely known as one of the greatest tacticians on the planet, both on and off the battlefield. He is able to formulate battle strategies and his brilliant tactical sense allows him to alter any strategy to fit the changing need of the situation.
  • Master Manipulator: Cobra Commander's best and most famous ability is that he is a master manipulator, knowing how to manipulate people (especially his enemies) into whatever his plan is.
  • Master Businessman: Cobra Commander is a really powerful and skilled businessman, who uses manipulations, tactics and strategies to do deals in the right way he chooses.
  • High Combat Skills: Even though the Commander relied more on his high intelligence, he is known to be nevertheless a highly talented and capable combatant. He has extensive levels of knowledge of melee combat. He has mastered several martial arts such as; Muay Thai, boxing, Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Savate, Wushu, Judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Cobra Commander also quickly overpowered Conrad “Duke” Hauser, held his own against Snake Eyes, and defeated General Hawk after a prolonged fight. During his attempted attack on Duke, Cobra Commander was able to kill several of the JOE troopers on site.
  • Expert Marksman: Cobra Commander is an expert marksman, being able to use many of the weaponry engineered by COBRA, and was especially skilled with his regular sidearm.
  • Master Swordsman: He is a remarkable swordsman, able to use a blade with lethal accuracy and strength.
  • Expert Vehicular Driver: He is highly proficient in driving cars, motorcycles, trucks, jets, tankers, helicopters, motorboats, submarines, and some types of trains and utility vehicles.


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TV Shows
Cobra Commander | Ozai

See Also
Nickelodeon Pure Evils | Sonic Pure Evils | Transformers Pure Evils