Real Name: Joshua
Affiliations: The Guard, Jack Tanner (former partner, deceased)
Enemies: Nearly every super villain but primarily Enoch the Immortal
Known Relatives: Enoch (son) Casandra (daughter)
Aliases: Undying one.
Base of Operations: World wide
First Appearance: Actionfolksinger #1
Powers/Abilities: Joshua does not age and can not die. He will heal from any wound though one severe enough (blowing off his head for example) will take a long time to heal and cause him to lose most of his memories. He also is a master at every form of weapon or style of fighting ever devised.
History: There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (Genesis 6 verse 4.)
Joshua was one of those children, he and others like him are the ancestors of nearly every super powered individual on the planet. Considering the temperament of most super powered individuals it was inevitable that they'd start choosing sides (one group acting selfishly and the other selflessly). Joshua took the side of selflessness and has followed that path ever since. His particular power has allowed him to outlive all his enemies, except his son Enoch who has been a constant thorn in his side.
Over the years he has worked primarily behind the scenes trying to help others and make the world a better place. During the early 20th century Enoch trapped him with the intention of torturing him for the rest of time. The torture caused him to forget himself and when he was rescued by a henchman who took pity on him he wandered the world looking for a purpose. Eventually his natural inclination to fight evil surfaced.
Together with the former henchman Jack Turner, Joshua fought evil wherever they found it. Eventually ending up in America they found their crusade hindered by the color of Joshua's skin. So Jack posed as a millionaire and Joshua as his valet and chauffeur. Together they would compile info from all walks of life and then Joshua would take to the streets as the Cobra.
During his time as a super hero he started the premier west coast team and battled his son on a variety of occasions. Eventually his full memory has returned and Joshua wonders if being the Cobra is truely the best way to help people.
Comments: Created by Enrique Acosta, who also supplied the above profile. He notes "I just thought it would be fun if the ccrime fighter was the Valet instead of the millionaire. That's how all this got started. His look is inspired slightly by a republic serial hero known as Copperhead."
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CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Cobra, Badger character
Cobra, French hero
Cobra, MLJ vigilante
Cobra Commander from G.I.Joe
Copperhead, Republic Serial hero
any other snake based character
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