Cobra is always in a constant state of trying to one-up G.I. Joe. But how do you increase the effectiveness of a grenade thrower whose job is simply to aim and throw his grenades? Each Frag-Viper is given a specially designed hurling equipment based on the cesta used in the Basque sport Jai Alai. The cesta has automatic feed mechanism while the helmet has an electronic range-finder. The result is a man who can hurl grenades with the accuracy of grenade launchers and with nearly twice the speed.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
DiC animated series
Frag-Vipers are one of the debut characters in DiC's five-part Operation: Dragonfire who made brief, silent appearances.
|A Real American Hero (1989)
The Frag-Viper was sold as part of the single-pack carded action figures of 1989.
Appearance: silver helmet with black eyepieces and air tubes; light brown shirt and pants with blue straps; black gloves and boots
Accessories: black backpack (with engraved explosives) with posts on top for hose and grenades; simple black submachine gun with no scope or visible trigger; black cesta attaching to wrist; black feeder tube; three textured black grenades; standard short, black hose.
- Frag-Vipers appear as regular enemies in the NES Taxan G.I. Joe game exclusively on section 3-2.