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Mirrored Visor Cobra Commander is Better than Rag Covered Cobra Commander

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
I don't know how anyone can pick this:


  • cheap
  • tacky
  • no control over how it falls
  • unprofessional
Over this:


  • Professional
  • Intimidating
  • Mysterious
  • Powerful

Don't even mention Battle Armor Snake Man Cobra Commander

Fight me!
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
I mean, it could be anyone or anything under the faceless chrome. It could be a robot. It could be a bunch of dogs piled on top of each other. It could be a snake! With the hood you at least know you're getting the personalized service only a human being can provide.

But more seriously though I had never, until this moment, realized that the helmet-and-mask outfit is probably intended to highlight the total anonymity of Cobra and how it crushes individualism even up to its Commander. The hood sets him apart, the helmet makes him one of the whole.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
There is no world in which a Metal Reflective Faceplate is not preferable to a hoodie.

The Commander has a little thing called Panache!
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
You can't helm a world wide terrorist organization, successfully and seriously, with just a rag with two holes cut in it over your head. You just can't.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Visibility, for one thing, would be terrible.

and you cant run an international organization like COBRA without vision
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Oh, absolutely agreed, from when I was a kid.

Though as I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate that a hood might be more comfortable and therefore more appropriate in a more casual setting, whereas the mirrored faceplate is a better fit for intimidating underlings, conducting business dealings with similarly chrome-faced weapons dealers, and striking fear into the hearts of the leaders of the world.

The hood is the slippers to the helmet's combat boots.

I mean, it could be anyone or anything under the faceless chrome. It could be a robot. It could be a bunch of dogs piled on top of each other. It could be a snake! With the hood you at least know you're getting the personalized service only a human being can provide.

But more seriously though I had never, until this moment, realized that the helmet-and-mask outfit is probably intended to highlight the total anonymity of Cobra and how it crushes individualism even up to its Commander. The hood sets him apart, the helmet makes him one of the whole.
"Him"? You mean you think there's only been one?
 

Balrog

(He/Him)
He's crazy either way but I always felt like the rag was a little more manic than the mirror.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Yeah, the chrome is the "clean-cut" work week look while the hood is the "I'm an unhinged despot" Sunday look.
 

Büge

Arm Candy
(she/her)
Don't even mention Battle Armor Snake Man Cobra Commander
What are you talking about?



There's no cape to snag on things, it's clearly padded for comfort and mobility, and it includes protection for both head AND groin. This is a look that says "all business".
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Battle Armor CC looks like he's overcompensating. Like, he's surrounded by ninjas and shit and he's insecure about not being cool enough, which ironically makes him less cool.
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
No way Battle Armor CC doesn't piss/shit himself trying to get to that thing off at when he's got to go.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I feel like the chrome steps on Destro's turf a little bit too much.

Yeah, the chrome is the "clean-cut" work week look while the hood is the "I'm an unhinged despot" Sunday look.
Or is chrome the look for "the underpaid over-worked Asian animators don't want to keep drawing this hood"?
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
No way Battle Armor CC doesn't piss/shit himself trying to get to that thing off at when he's got to go.
Especially when the shoulders imply that he wears that... body vest? Bodysuit? Over the arm/upper body armor, but then he wears the leg and lower body armor over the suit, so there's multiple layers of armor and clothing he needs to take off when he has to go. Starting with the metal codpiece.
 

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator
Consider how much effort and skill it takes to catch a loose-fitting hood in your furrowed brow.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Cobra Commander likes to be up front in the thick of the action when his VIPERS, EELS, and Siegies confront the G.I. Joe Team. To protect their leader in the heat of battle, the best technical minds of Destro's armament factory created a special suit of body armor that combines flexible bullet-proof polymer fabrics with beryllium steel plate components. The entire suit is air-conditioned, solvent-resistant and ray-shielded. The helmet is fitted with an integral commo-system, internal read-outs for environmental quality and a miniaturized computer display.

"At least we don't have to worry about Cobra outfitting whole units with these suits. Each one costs as much as a jet fighter! The plate parts can withstand a direct hit from a heavy machine-gun and the flexible parts will stop anything up to a .357 magnum. We suspect that the helmet has an anti-tamper device with a direct hook-up to a half-pound of plastic explosive!"
 

MetManMas

DNM-123
(He, him)
Mirror-head Cobra Commander is cooler, and executioner hood Cobra Commander is slightly more practical for everyday stuff, and dopey armor Cobra Commander is probably the most likely to not get killed in direct combat.

But I feel like none of Cobra Commander's incarnations can really compare to Serpentor, the guy who temporarily usurped his position as head of Cobra.

It takes guts to go around everywhere dressed in a giant snake man Halloween costume.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Sensible work attire, too; are people going to pay attention to your failures, or your outfit?

This is why I’m not the self proclaimed Cobra Emperor
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Do you think Serpentor gets his cuffs snagged on his shoulder snakes every time he scratches his nose? Or eats?
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
I wonder if his shoulder snakes steal his food a the time?

Aren't they alive? It's been a real long time since I saw the movie...
 

MetManMas

DNM-123
(He, him)
I wonder if his shoulder snakes steal his food a the time?

Aren't they alive? It's been a real long time since I saw the movie...
Yes, he pulls one off and throws it at Duke like a goddamn spear. It would've killed him if the kids hadn't been so upset about Optimus Prime dying.
 
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