Cobra is an adult female SandWing and the mother of Qibli, Sirocco, and Rattlesnake. While Sirocco and Rattlesnake bullied Qibli and stole his food, Cobra never seemed to notice or care, and most of the time that she did pay attention to Qibli she spoke and acted unkindly. She was a talented assassin who resided in the Scorpion Den, and she was respected and feared by many. Everyone in the Kingdom of Sand suspected one of her nefarious poisons responsible for two deaths at one of Scarlet's parties, and another for two of Queen Oasis' own sisters, although no one could ever prove it. However, along with rumors of her stealth and assassination skills, she was also notorious for hating dragonets, even her own. Most of the Outclaws were confused as to why she even had dragonets in the first place, and they were even more mystified to why she let them live. Although Qibli tried to gain her attention and love on multiple occasions by proving his worth, Cobra still showed no interest in any of her offspring.
Cobra was born from Vulture and an unknown mother and grew up to be a famous assasin said to kill Oasis’s sisters and two guests at Scarlet’s wedding. She married an unknown dragon and had three offspring; Qibli, Rattlesnake and Sirroco. Cobra abused and ignored Qibli before Thorn came to take him. She didn't care what happened to him, but she didn't want to sell Qibli at first. But after a quick dialouge, she let Thorn take him. She always insisted that he had to fend for himself in the Scorpion Den. She said he cared too much for others and was worthless.
After Qibli left, Vulture, Cobra's father, imprisoned her to get his hands on her dragonets, to make them join his Talons of Power organization. He trapped her in an oubliette until Qibli came to Vulture's fortress to look for Ostrich. When Cobra was freed by Qibli, she told him to escape that night with her. Cobra stopped herself from calling Qibli "lizard", and even tried to kill her other two dragonets for trying to stop her escape. She in fact killed many Talons of Power members on her way out of Vulture's fortress with Qibli. It was later revealed/deducted by Qibli that Cobra and Vulture were plotting against Qibli, by making it seem as if Cobra had been trapped in the oubliette for years, although it had only been less than a day. Vulture and Cobra had set a trap for Qibli, trying to make him lead his mother to Thorn's stronghold. Cobra was arrested by Thorn and was thrown in Thorn’s dungeon. Later, when Smolder, Qibli, Thorn, and Onyx visit the dungeons of Queen Thorn's stronghold, they meet Prickle, who was thought to be Palm and thrown into jail. Once they confirm her identity, Thorn thoughtfully wonders if she should let her go, and Cobra asks in a bored voice if she is letting prisoners go and if she can be released. Thorn dejects her offer.
As shown in the flashbacks of Darkness of Dragons, Cobra doesn't seem to care about Qibli or believe that he will ever amount to something, but later, when they are in Vulture's compound, she seems to actually get along with him and want to rule the Scorpion Den with him.
Rattlesnake and SiroccoEdit
Cobra seems to care little for her other two dragonets, like Qibli in the flashbacks of Darkness of Dragons. She almost kills them in her escape with Qibli out of Vulture's place (the headquarters of the Talons of Power organization), but due to Qibli's protests, she lets them live. Seeing as though this whole "escaping" scenario she performed was a trick for her young son to lead her to Thorn's stronghold, she most likely has other feelings about these two dragonets.
Qibli mentioned in Darkness of Dragons that he thought that Vulture was the only dragon Cobra ever backed down for, and he thought that Cobra must be risking Vulture's wrath by keeping him alive. He found out later that this wasn't true, Cobra was keeping them alive for Vulture.
Cobra might haven't wanted to give Qibli away to Thorn, or she might have, because in Darkness of Dragons, Qibli thought that she might have been "only bartering to get a better offer" when she said that Thorn couldn't keep him. She did not try to stop Thorn from taking him other than that. She seems to give in to Thorn when Qibli is being taken away. Thorn was paying her a considerable amount of gold and jewels for her to find Morrowseer, Stonemover, and Dune, as she asks Cobra if she has found the three, and Cobra says no.
Family Tree Edit
- A cobra is a venomous snake that is recognizable from its hood.
- She may have killed Queen Oasis's sisters. This has been hinted, but not confirmed.
- She sold Qibli to Queen Thorn.
- The SandWing princesses tried to hire her to kill the others, but she declined, saying that she'd profit more from the war.
- She was rumored to have poisoned and killed multiple guests at Queen Scarlet's wedding.
- She was hired by Queen Thorn to find Morrowseer, Stonemover, and Dune, to no avail.
- She appears to be somewhat in league with Qibli’s grandfather, Vulture.
- It is unknown who her mate is. In other words, Qibli's and his siblings' father.
- Cobra is the name of Lower Egypt, as Vulture is the name of Upper Egypt.
- Tui almost named Cobra "Viper" but decided that the name "Viper" should be used for the SandWing false dragonet of destiny.
"That's what I call living."
"Get it now, lizard?"
“Yes, my dragonet.”
Addax • Agave • Armadillo • Camel • Capybara • Cobra • Dune • Horizon • Jerboa • Jerboa (DoD) • Kindle • Meerkat • Needle • Ocotillo • Ostrich (Deserter) • Palm • Parch • Prickle • Quicksand • Rattlesnake • Saguaro • Sandstorm • Sirocco • Six-Claws • Tawny • Torch • Viper • Vulture