King Cobra also known as simply Cobra or his real name Klaus Voorhees, is a supervillain that is an enemy of Captain America and the Avengers, and the leader of the Serpent Society.
Klaus Voorhees was an ex-convict who became a scientist's assistant, and helped to work on a universal snake venom anti-toxin. When Klaus became jealous of the scientist's success, he planned to murder him using a cobra. However, he himself was bitten by the cobra, which had been irradiated, and (similar to Spider-Man) Klaus gained the strength, flexibility, and reflexes of a cobra, and his bones became completely malleable. He then turned back to crime, and several times partnered up with Mister Hyde.
He was first stopped by Thor, and later to battled Daredevil and Captain America. He eventually joined the Serpent Society, then called the Serpent Squad, and rose in the ranks to become their leader.
Powers and Abilities
Strength: able to lift own body weight, speed peak range - 700 MPH, Enhanced Durability. Short range energy projection, short duration, single energy type.
In Other Media
- Cobra appears in The Marvel Super Heroes.
- King Cobra appears in the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode "Breakout: Part 1" as one of the escaped criminals from the Big House. He later appears with the rest of the Serpent Society in the episode "Ultron-5." Unlike his comic book counterpart, Cobra has the ability to turn his legs into a snake-like tail, wrapping it around his enemies and constricting. He also shows up in "Prisoner of War," "Along Came a Spider..." and "Yellowjacket." He was voiced by James C. Mathis III.
- King Cobra appears in Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, voiced by Keiji Harai.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Heroes United: Iron Man and Captain America
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War
Thor: Tales of Asgard
Thor: The Dark World