Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Criminal mastermind
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Jason Argonaut
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Lion (1968?)
Powers/Abilities: King Cobra was a genius and a master of disguise. He also possessed superhuman strength.
History: King Cobra was a criminal mastermind who battled the heroic agent Barracuda on many occasions. In one instance King Cobra disguised himself as the peace-loving Jason Argonaut and got himself elected President of the United States, planning to fire atomic missiles at Britain as soon as he ascertained the codes to do so.
Comments: Thanks to Ray Girvan for informing me that King Cobra possessed superhuman strength. Ray notes "in one episode he set up a battle of wits and strength with Barracuda and Frollo. Barracuda, standing on a roller over a pit, was asked questions involving calculation and science like "what is the boiling point of carbon disulphide?" Frollo had to bend a thick iron bar, which he did with great effort over his shoulders; King Cobra then straightened it easily using only his manicured hands."
CLARIFICATIONS: This King Cobra should not be confused with
the heroic King Cobra who appeared in the Hotspur in the seventies and eighties.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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