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Characters / Space Adventure Cobra

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Voiced by: Nachi Nozawa (TV anime, OVAs, Arcade game), Shigeru Matsuzaki (movie), Yasuo Yamada (PC Engine game), Yusaku Yara (Playstation game), Naoya Uchida (Cobra the Animation)

  • The Other Darrin: Cobra has been voiced by various voice actors throughout the years, the most notable being the late Nachi Nozawa in the original anime series, the OVAs, and the arcade game.
  • Rocket Punch: A strategy he once used against Crystal Boy's defenses. The villain is quick to deflect the punch on their next encounters, however, so Cobra has to try other methods.

Crystal Boy/ Crystal Bowie

Voiced by: Kiyoshi Kobayashi (TV anime, Arcade game), Goro Mutsumi (movie), Tessho Genda (PC Engine game), Koji Totani (Playstation game), Hiroki Tochi (Cobra the Animation)

  • Affably Evil: He usually acts in a well reserved manner when he's not trying to kill Cobra.
  • Arch-Enemy
  • Bald of Evil
  • Cultured Badass
  • The Dragon: To Lord Salamander.
  • Eye Color Change: The color of his eyes seems to switch from green to red depending on the mood.
  • Genius Bruiser: Of a sort. He's shown to be at least knowledgeable in combat; his movie incarnation made sure Cobra was put into a position where he HAD to stand and fight him, and he's smart enough in the text game to send ships at the Turtle so that Cobra doesn't have any backup on Neon Big Bird. He might have even beaten Cobra then and there, had he not underestimated Lady's badassery.
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  • Light Is Not Good: He has a golden skeleton.
  • No-Sell: His crystal body allows him to redirect any beam weapon he's hit with so that it passes harmlessly through him. Even the Psychogun's. Cobra has gotten around this by making his lasers be reflected inside Crystal Boy until they cause damage to his body or overheat him.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: He likes wine for starters.
  • Shout-Out: Word of God has stated that his name was named after David Bowie as well as Bowie knife. So it would seem the Crunchyroll version calling him "Crystal Bowie" is in fact correct.
  • Space Pirate
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some translations call him "Crystal Boy", and some call him "Crystal Bowie".

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