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Webcomic / The Cobra Days

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The Cobra Days is a Metal Gear webcomic by Inonibird. It chronicles the adventures of the Cobra Unit, Metal Gear Solid 3's Quirky Miniboss Squad, during World War II. Wait, why does this concept seem familiar? Has not been updated since February, 2010.

Officially cancelled in January, 2011.

Has nothing to do with the snake-themed terrorists of yore.

The Cobra Days contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: the Joy.
  • Bad Ass Normal: the Joy and the Fury.
  • Bedmate Reveal: After a night of heavy drinking, The Fury wakes up in his bed shirtless with The Fear and The Sorrow, also shirtless. As it turns out, nothing happens, the Pain was just screwing with them.
  • Bee-Bee Gun: the Pain.
  • Berserk Button: the Sorrow does not tolerate other people degrading his namesake, nor anyone who attempt to insinuate that The Joy really gets around. Not even The Fury. The last one backfires comedically on him.
  • Blessed with Suck: the Sorrow, in his earliest appearances. The poor guy winds up getting possessed by one of the End's parrots. He gets better.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: After things get particularly gory, the Fear asks, "What's the rating of this comic, anyway?"
  • Cluster F-Bomb: the Fury.
  • Character Signature Song: 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..."
  • Depraved Bisexual: What the Fear claims to be, primarily for shock value. Whether it's actually true or not is harder to say.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: the Sorrow's struggles with English are constantly played for humor. 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.
  • Fan Verse: The Cobra Days became so popular that fans wrote their own fics in the same continuity. TCD fans who had not even played the Metal Gear games have drawn fan art for TCD.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Anyone who has finished the Metal Gear saga will know that 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 Bittersweet Ending at best.
  • Friendly Sniper: The End is actually one of the more amiable and emotionally stable members of the Cobras, although admittedly that's not saying much.