Talk:Viper (G.I. Joe)

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Viper List[edit]

I've updated the list to include all know Viper variations, not just the ones from the original RAH line. 24.178.211.155 16:47, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

I feel that the entire Controversy section needs to outright go, but I am loathe to outright delete such a huge section.

It's simply all speculation, really, but it's so -big-. Lots42 14:05, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

There's no speculation needed, actually. A filecard on the 1998 Cobra Trooper's package, written by fan but an official release, says they are the bottom of the barrel and have to work their way up to become Vipers. That says the Cobra Trooper is lower position than Vipers. Even though it was fan written, this information was repeated on Cobra trooper filecards in 2004 and 2005, it seems Hasbro is fine with it. That probably makes it official whether fans like it or not. Also, it's worth noting that the 2004 Viper shares the same file card information as later releases Neo-Vipers (who were originally said to be an elite bio-enhanced unit, then changed to troops who just wear high-tech suits), which may have a been a goof or laziness on someone's part. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.88.32.194 (talk) 19:33, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Someone who isn't currently undergoing a whangdoodle of a headache, like me, should incorporate all the above information into the article itself. Lots42 03:35, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

OK I added the fact that Hasbro has officially made the distinction between Viper and Trooper with the 1998 Trooper filecard on up. I do feel that this section should remain however as this is a question that many fans are constantly asking. 24.178.211.155 15:58, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Controversy is too strong a word. And since the whole Viper/Trooper thing is not that big a deal, I would opt more for "confusion". What does everyone think? --Destron Commander 10:35, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. It has been changed. 24.178.211.155 20:38, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Thoughts[edit]

'Fans speculate' just can't be a good phrase to have in this article...also there's some typos floating around; I don't quite know how to fix the speculation so I'd rather not screw things up. Lots42 (talk) 14:22, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't see a problem with it. If you visit any G.I. Joe related message board people are constantly asking what the difference is between the Troopers and the Vipers. People visit Wikipedia to educate themselves so by stating that some of the "facts" they may be hearing are in reality just "fan speculation" makes sense. MAd HaTtEr2k (talk) 01:23, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

I understand there -is- a lot of confusion about Vipers and thus, the article should say so. I just think there's a better way to say so, but I have no idea how. Lots42 (talk) 11:35, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Night Stalkers[edit]

Should the Night Stalkers really be covered here? They are not really Vipers. If they are covered here then why not other non-Viper Cobra troop types? MAd HaTtEr2k (talk) 02:48, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Viper photos[edit]

Already added a toy one. Can someone upload photos of the Vipers based from the cartoons/comics/other media? Thanks. Ominae (talk) 06:33, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

coolest toy[edit]

cooolest toy —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.154.150.198 (talk) 19:02, 16 October 2010 (UTC)