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Lampreys are the elite of Cobra's naval force. They are hand-picked from the best of the Eels but are given even more rigorous training that often involves diving in shark-infested waters and the frigid depths of the Arctic. The intense course often forces more than fifty percent of the applicants to wash out. The result is a trooper that may be considered the true Cobra equivalent of the US Navy S.E.A.L., capable of engaging in amphibious operations and defending Cobra's coastal and underwater outposts.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
A Lamprey by the name of Thornton was the son of a Second World War Nazi pilot. His father's plane was shot down at sea. Many years later Thornton, in his civilian identity, paid for the plane to be raised to the surface as unbeknownst to others the plane contained Nazi gold. However observing the raise was Shipwreck who discovered the gold. Thornton and another Lamprey sought to kill everyone else at the operation and take the gold, but Shipwreck survived and sabotaged the flotation balloon cables, sending them to a watery grave.
Sunbow animated series
- The Real American Hero Collection (2000)
- Another recolor was sold as part of the Real American Hero Collection's 2000 release. Lamprey was bundled together with the Man-O-War submarine.
- Real American Hero Collection filecard
- Python Patrol (2003)
- And yet another recolor of Lamprey is sold as part of Toys "Я" Us-only exclusive set, the 2003 edition of Python Patrol group.
- Python Patrol filecard