|“||Goes to show you, never trust anyone named Mayhem.||„|
|~ Miles Mayhem|
Miles Mayhem is the cruel, aggressive leader of a deadly criminal organization named V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem). He is the main antagonist of the M.A.S.K. franchise.
In the comics, he betrayed the original M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand) team by killing Andy Trakker, Matt Trakker's brother who had founded the team and stealing half of the masks for evil purposes that formed his organization.
In the cartoon, the origin of V.E.N.O.M. is a lot less clear, though Mayhem's connections to M.A.S.K. remain the same as the comics, and that he co-created the organization.
Mentioned in the 2008 filecard of "Specialist Trakker" for G.I. Joe's recent line of toys, Miles Mayhem is an operative for Cobra, with V.E.N.O.M. being a technology and weapons research branch and mercenary army.
His main mask is Viper that spits out corrosive poison and pilots Switchblade, a helicopter that can transform into a jet plane.
He also has a Python mask that fires a gripping wire when he sometimes co-drives Outlaw, an oil tanker that transformers into a mobile equipment and weapons system.
In the second season, known as the Racing Series, Mayhem works with his twin brother Maximus Mayhem. The two brothers pilot Buzzard, an F1 race car that transforms into two motorcycles and a flying drone. While driving Buzzard, Mayhem wears the Flexor mask, that allows him to generate forcefields.