Originally created in 1946, it went through several schisms and makeovers, giving birth to such similar organizations as Hydra and AIM along the way. After the deadly conflict with Shield in 1977 caused the disruption of Hydra and AIM, Viper appropriated the vestiges of those organizations into its own structure. Equally high tech and megalomaniacal, it maintains a constant secret war with rival organizations Raven and Demon. It is on very friendly terms with VOICE, FIRE, and Terror Inc. It has nothing but disdain for Eurostar, Doctor Destroyer, and Mechanon..