Night-Creeper (RAH)

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The name Night-Creeper refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Night-Creeper.

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Night-Creepers are Cobra characters from the A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series.
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Types of Night-Creepers

Version 1 - "Classic" Suit: The original purple and maroon suit with gray and maroon camouflage pants. This suit includes a silver visor and breast plates.

"Polar Force" Suit: This is a version 1 suit, but white with gray visor and breast plates. This suit is insulated for cold weather.

"Urban Division" Suit: This is a version 1 suit, but with blue, black and gray camouflage.

Version 2 - "Ninja Force" Suit: This is a blue and maroon suit with a visored helmet, and a bandoleer in place of breast plates.

Version 3 - "Venom" Suit: This is a colored suit with additional armored plating and a steel masked helmet without a visor. Colors variations includes: blue; olive; black; green; navy blue (with gold-plating); and red. The reasoning for the color variations is unknown with regards to rank and position, but it is assumed that the gold-plated navy blue suit denotes a leader, while a red suited Night-Creeper is a trained H.I.S.S. Tank Driver.



A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

Aleph first contacted Cobra Commander atop the ruins of the Cobra Consulate building in New York City. He offered the services of the Night-Creepers to Cobra as spies and assassins. The group led by Aleph attacked Storm Shadow and Stalker at Storm Shadow's sanctuary in New York.[1]

The Night Creepers worked for Cobra over the next few years in operations including the Battle of Benzheen - in which they fought the G.I. Joe team's ninjas[2] - and the search for Destro after Cobra put out a reward for his capture.[3]

Devil's Due Comics continuity
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Animated continuity

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Generation 1
Night-Creeper 1990 A Real American Hero (1990)

Night-Creepers were first available carded in the 1990 series of A Real American Hero toys.

Appearance: purple and silver helmet with purple face mask and silver visor; purple shirt and gloves with silver chest panels; light gray pants with dark grey and purple stripes; purple boots

Accessories: purple "'89 Snake-Eyes" backpack; black sword with serpentine blade; black sword with seven barbs; large, black crossbow rifle with five sculpted arrows. page/Filecard

Night-Creeper 1993 Ninja Force (1993)

Night-Creepers joined the Ninja Force in the 1993 series of A Real American Hero toys.

Appearance: light blue helmet with red visor; light purple shirt with grey grenade strap and sleeves; light blue gloves; light purple pants with light blue padding on outside legs; grey belt, knife, and boots

Accessories: neon blue "Spearhead" machete; two short, stick-like neon blue dueling knives; thin, neon blue sword with flat quillen and large button on hilt; neon blue "'88 Storm Shadow" bow; neon blue "Dojo" sickle (without string or counterweight); neon blue figure stand. page/Filecard



  • Working names included Ghost-Tigers, Ghost-Dragons, and Brotherhood of the Were-Tigers.
  • In the Marvel comics, the Night-Creepers were always identified by Hebrew letters.
  • Night-Creepers appear as regular enemies on sections 3-3 and 6-1 of the NES Taxan G.I. Joe game.
  • A paragraph from Larry Hama's submitted filecard was cut before release:
We caught one of these Night Creepers in a steel deadfall trap. Before we could interrogate him, he willed himself into a coma, causing an electro-chemical shunt that was wired into his central nervous system to auto-destruct all the weapons and equipment he was carrying! We suspect his gear included image-intensifiers, radar deflectors, infa-red dissipaters, and holographic decoy projectors, all built into bulletproof armor panels!

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