''[[http://thecobradays.net The Cobra Days]]'' is a Franchise/MetalGear webcomic by Inonibird. It chronicles the adventures of the Cobra Unit, ''Metal Gear Solid 3'''s QuirkyMinibossSquad, during World War II. Wait, why does this concept [[Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound seem familiar?]] Has not been updated since February, 2010.

Officially cancelled in January, 2011.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do]] with the [[GIJoe snake-themed terrorists of yore]].

!!''The Cobra Days'' contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: the Joy.
* BadAssNormal: the Joy and the Fury.
* BadAssGrandpa: the End is freakin' old, but that doesn't seem to impair his ability to traipse all over the world and headshot dudes.
* BedmateReveal: After a night of heavy drinking, The Fury wakes up in his bed shirtless with [[AnythingThatMoves The Fear]] and [[NaiveNewcomer The Sorrow]], also shirtless. As it turns out, nothing happens, the Pain was just screwing with them.
* BeeBeeGun: the Pain.
* BerserkButton: the Sorrow does not tolerate other people degrading his namesake, nor anyone who attempt to insinuate that The Joy {{really gets around}}. [[spoiler:Not even The Fury.]] The last one backfires comedically on him.
* BlessedWithSuck: the Sorrow, in his earliest appearances. The poor guy winds up getting possessed by one of the End's parrots. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets]] [[TookALevelInBadass better.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: After things get particularly gory, the Fear asks, "[[http://thecobradays.net/view.php?date=2006-04-28 What's the rating of this comic, anyway?]]"
* ClusterFBomb: the Fury.
* CharacterSignatureSong: The Fear tends to mutter a little ditty whenever he's in a good mood. No one else is happy to hear it.
-->"Fun kill sex death fear mental scarring..."
* DepravedBisexual: What the Fear claims to be, primarily for shock value. Whether it's actually true or not is harder to say.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: the Sorrow's struggles with English are constantly played for humor. [[spoiler:He eventually gets over that, though not without having to spend a whole month with a few Shakespeare books and an Oxford dictionary for company while he recovers from a nasty foot injury... and to his dismay, it doesn't get him any more respect from his comrades, save the Joy and perhaps the End.]]
* FanVerse: ''The Cobra Days'' became so popular that fans wrote their own fics in the same continuity. TCD fans who had not even played the Franchise/MetalGear games have drawn fan art for TCD.
* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who has finished the Metal Gear saga will know that [[spoiler:the Joy and the Sorrow will fall in love, and the Joy will give birth to their baby boy while storming the Beaches of Normandy, only to have him taken away from them.]] Funny though the comic may be, there will be a BittersweetEnding at ''best.''
* FriendlySniper: The End is actually one of the more amiable and emotionally stable members of the Cobras, [[DysfunctionJunction although admittedly that's not saying much.]]
%%* HeroicComedicSociopath: the Fear, the Fury, and the Pain.
* MindControlEyes: Lampshaded when The Sorrow starts channeling the End's parrot: [[http://www.thecobradays.net/view.php?date=2006-02-06 "You know you're in trouble when a character is depicted with pupilless eyes."]]
* MultinationalTeam: one American, one Canadian, one Brazilian (who had immigrated to the US before the comic begins), and three Russians.
* {{Ninja}}: in Algeria. To be fair, it is UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the Cobras are working for the Allies, so an attack from Japanese agents makes a certain amount of sense.
* NonActionGuy: the Sorrow, [[spoiler:when he's not channeling a dead ninja.]]
* PlayingWithFire: the Fury, although he's a BadassNormal version who gets it from special equipment, not inherent power.
* {{Prequel}}: What the comic is to the canon Metal Gear-verse.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Every Brit that's shown up so far, from [[http://www.thecobradays.net/view.php?date=2008-04-03 "Stirling"]] (who may be more GentlemanSnarker) to the ones [[http://www.thecobradays.net/view.php?date=2008-08-20 currently in Nazi hands]].
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: the {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}} variety. As the End put it, "You were ''chosen'' to be a Cobra, you ''MUST'' be crazy."
* RookieRedRanger: The Sorrow... when he can control his powers.
* ScheduleSlip: Going months at a time between updates.
%%* TheSquad
%%* TeamMom: the Joy, although she's not TheChick.
* TriangRelations: Of the Type 3 variety, with the Joy at point A and The Sorrow and The Fear at points B and C. This [[strike: may]] ''will'' change, turning into a Type 4, with [[spoiler: Joy and Sorrow in a relationship and the Fear not having gotten the girl]].
* {{Tsundere}}: the Joy is a (currently) non-romantic example.
* {{Yandere}} / LoveMakesYouEvil: the Fear for the Joy, [[ALighterShadeOfGrey not like he was a saint before or anything]], as GoodIsBoring. Still, there's a difference between hazing the new guy [[ForTheEvulz 'cuz it's funny]] and apparently deciding to [[http://www.thecobradays.net/view.php?date=2008-06-20 voodoo the hell out of him]].