Badass Decay: Cobra Commander's certainly set up as a badass but by the end of it he's defeated by his own incompetence. Again.
Complete Monster: Cobra Commander is the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Cobra, and this version is a far cry from his previous versions, such as his General Failure iteration from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Appearing before the United Nations via a hologram, Cobra Commander wipes out Moscow and its population of 10 million with his Kill Sat and announces he will do the same to more nations if the world hasn't surrendered to him within 24 hours. After the G.I. Joes begin thwarting his plans, Cobra Commander orders his soldiers to destroy cities randomly until the world gives him what he wants, then kills one of them for informing him they have to recharge the weapon first. When the Joes locate his base, Cobra Commander proceeds to freak out, slaughter his entire command center, and try to use his satellite laser to obliterate Washington, D.C. before being stopped by the G.I. Joes.
Narm: Despite it being where you'd least expect him, Cobra Commander's base is not only in Springfield, but this time it's under a mall.