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Cobra
 
Cobra
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Klaus Voorhees
Also Known As: Klaus Voorhees, Human Cobra, King Cobra
Place Of Birth: Rotterdam, Holland
First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery Vol.1 #98 (1963) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Mister Hyde, The Serpent Society
Group Affiliation: Formerly Mister Hyde's partner, Serpent Squad, Serpent Society
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Stan Lee and Don Heck
Gallery: Click
 
Powers:
 
Elasticity: 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. This means that he canít break bones and is able to compress his body down and fit in small places. He can use his flexibility to wrap himself around an opponent exerting his full strength in a grip that it is almost impossible to break.
Slithering: 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.
Costume: Cobraís costume has been treated with a silicon graphite dust that makes it extremely slippery. He has also designed special chemical suction devices for his fingers and feel, enabling him to stick to walls and ceilings.
Cobra Bite: Cobra has wrist mounted blasters that allow him to fire a projectile that contains cobra venom. The venom can kill a normal human in 6 minutes.
 
Origins:
 
Klaus Voorhees was an ex-convict working with the humanitarian medical researcher Professor Ezekiel Shecktor in India on a universal anti-toxin for snake venom. Jealous of Shecktor's success, Voorhees plotted to kill him but to make the murder look like an accident. Hence, Voorhees induced one of the cobras kept in the laboratory to bite both Shecktor and himself. Voorhees planned to use the universal anti-toxin to save himself from death. Unknown to Voorhees, the cobra had been irradiated. The combination of the radioactive venom in his bloodstream and the experimental anti-toxin, which he used, created a mutagenic catalyst, which gave Voorhees certain cobra-like powers. Assuming the costume guise of the Cobra Voohees used his new found superhuman ability for crime.
 
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