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Information-silkReal NamePiet Voorhees
Information-silkCurrent AliasCobra
Information-silkAliasesKing Cobra
Information-silkRelativesKlaus Voorhees (uncle)
Information-silkAffiliationSerpent Squad; Chaeyi's associate
Information-silkBase Of OperationsNew York City
Status
Information-silkAlignmentBad
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkOccupationInternational mercenary; Getaway driver
Characteristics[1]
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight6' 0"
Information-silkWeight200 lbs (91 kg)
Information-silkEyesGreen
Information-silkHairBald
Origin
Information-silkOriginPiet's Uncle Klaus, the first King Cobra, injected his nephew with the same mutagenic serum that first gave him his own superhuman abilities. Using these new powers for selfish means, Piet became a high-level international mercenary. He has performed operations in Southeast Asia, Bosnia, Central Asia and Chechnya.
Information-silkCreatorsTamora Pierce, Timothy Liebe, Phil Briones
First Appearance
White Tiger #1
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HistoryEdit

Piet's Uncle Klaus, the first King Cobra, injected his nephew with the same mutagenic serum that first gave him his own superhuman abilities. Using these new powers for selfish means, Piet became a high-level international mercenary.

King Cobra has become involved with an international cartel known as Chaeyi. He has been working to get stolen passports and visas to illegal aliens. His operations have brought him into conflict with Angela Del Toro - the new White Tiger.

He joined Sin's new Serpent Squad. They attacked the Senate offices under the orders of the Red Skull but they were defeated by the new Captain America.

Later, they escaped and regrouped (minus Sin) and worked for the new Hydra.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

King Cobra possesses certain unusual physical powers derived from his mutagenically altered physiology which among other things help him simulate the movement of a snake. All of the bones in his body, including his skull, are malleable and his muscle tissue is exceedingly resilient, making his body very flexible and pliant. It is nearly impossible for him to break a bone or tear a muscle. Hence, the Cobra can survive impacts that would kill or inflict major injury upon a normal human being with little or no injury to himself.

The Cobra's flexibility enables him to slither into and out of very tight and small places. Through compressing his body, the Cobra can fit into any hole or slot down to four inches in diameter.

By using his flexibility to wrap himself about a victim's body and then exerting his full strength, the Cobra traps that victim within his "Cobra Grip." No normal human being can break free of his grip unless he is extraordinarily well trained in fighting, and even many superhumanly strong beings would have difficulty freeing themselves.

The Cobra has a great degree of independent control over every muscle in his body, enabling him to slither across the ground, without using his arms and legs, simply by muscle contraction. He is extremely quick, capable of moving up to 50 miles per hour for several seconds by this method. His agility and speed make him very difficult to catch and hold onto. [2]

Unlike his uncle however, Piet also posseses enhanced olfactory senses, which enables him to track his targets by way of scent. He can also produce a toxic substance from his body which he calls his Cobra Venom. He projects his venom at selected targets by spitting at them.

Power Grid [3]
Intelligence
 2
Strength
 2
Speed
 2
Durability
 3
Energy Projection
 3
Fighting Skills

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Footnotes

  1. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #3
  2. F.B.I. Agent Coville revealed in White Tiger #1 that Piet has all of the same super-powers that his uncle possesses.
  3. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 3



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