View Full Version : What if Snake Eyes joined Cobra?

03-14-2009, 10:08 PM
One of the board members over at JoeCustoms was running a little what if contest. Here's my entry:

The day Snake Eyes family day, part of him died too.

His family was on a bus coming to visit him when he returned from his tour of duty. Also on this bus was a certain car sales man with his wife and child, but thats a different story. On there way onto the base, drunk General Flagg struck the bus while returning from the bar. Snake Eyes family and the car salesmans family were the only ones killed. The case was swept under the carpet.

Feeling disenfranchised with the system, Snake Eyes went A.W.O.L. deciding to try and find himself. Finding work on a freighter he left the country to see the world.

Every port he landed in he learned something new. After landing in Sydney, he decided to stat after meeting a girl with pink hair. For a time, he rode in her biker gang, where he got a taste for tattooing, until the leader made a move on the girl and Snake Eyes slit his throat, which let her brother take over. Becoming bored with the whole biker culture, Snake Eyes made his way to the Orient, were he took up street fighting to earn cash, which he just used to drink away his problems. He led this life for approximately three years, when he crossed the Yakazuna. Not wanting to throw a fight, they beat him and left him for dead. Luckily, a young boy came across him in the alley and took him back to his family dojo. the beating he took left him scarred and in a coma for six months. When he awoke it was to a familiar face, Tommy Arashikage, the Storm Shadow.

Feeling sorry for his one time friend and seeing the pain and distrust in his eyes, Storm Shadow convince his uncle, the Hard Master, to take Snake Eyes on as a pupil. Over time, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow became sword brothers, and unintentional rivals for the attention and favor of the Hard Master, who liked pitting them against one another to test their considerable skills. During one of Snake Eyes training sessions the Hard Master expressed his desire for Snake-Eyes to take over leadership of the Arashikage ninja clan instead of his nephew, Storm Shadow. As the Hard Master continued with the lesson, it was at this point that Zartan, hired by Cobra Commander,showed up to kill the Hard Master. Zartan used an arrow he stole from Storm Shadow, to implicate him in the murder of his uncle, but Snake Eyes snatched the arrow from the air, and plunged the arrow into the chest of the Hard Master himself. With Storm Shadow believed responsible for the death of the Hard Master, the Arashikage ninja clan turned over leadership to Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow returned to America, where he joined GI Joe, in hopes of finding the truth behind his uncles murder.

Finally finding where he truly belonged, Snakes Eyes hired his ninjas out for assassinations and mercenary work. It was during this time that he found out that it was Cobra Commander that put out the hit on the Hard Master. Infiltrating Cobra Island, Snake Eyes was able to reach the Commanders inner sanctum and kill his personal body guard. With his sword at the Commanders throat to prove a point, Snake Eyes pledged his services to Cobra Commander and became his personal guard.

Around Cobra Island he's known as The Snakes Eyes.

Ultra Magnus
03-15-2009, 12:09 AM

03-15-2009, 09:43 AM
Very cool backstory Mills. And the custom rocks! :rock

The Wild One
03-17-2009, 11:55 PM
Very good custom. I like the apparent use of Darth Maul parts. Very nice.

General Hawk 7
03-19-2009, 02:11 PM
My wife always says he sounds more like a Cobra name anyway. Interesting custom btw

03-22-2009, 05:55 PM