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(Gregory Bryan)


This character was an attempt by Marvel Comics’ Serpent Society to replace the retired Sidewinder.

Is there enough material for a writeup ? Nah. But he’s the active Sidewinder in the Marvel Universe, so you might want to use him in a game/story/whatever.

Therefore, here’s what little we know. We’re trying to help, here !


For context, you can first read :

  1. The profile for the original Sidewinder (Seth Voelker).
  2. The Serpent Society team profile. It adds context about the missions he was on.



  • Real Name: Gregory Bryan.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Serpent Society, Thunderbolts Army, Serpent Solutions.
  • Base of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: 5’9″ (1.75 m). Weight: 175 lbs. (80 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Unrevealed. Hair: Unrevealed.

Powers & Abilities

Mr. Bryan received a recreated Sidewinder electronic brain implant and costume.

That means the power of teleportation, plus some protection from the reinforced costume.

Or at least, that’s what we can reasonably assume. He’s never *actually* seen teleporting. Or operating underwater. Or doing any of the things Seth Voelker did.

He seems trained in handling firearms and heavy weapons, as well as in hand-to-hand combat. But not to any exceptional level.

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It was presumably during the early 2000s that King Cobra (Klaus Voorhees) decided to create a new Sidewinder and a new Death Adder to strengthen the Serpent Society.

Having a new Sidewinder was considered important to rescue jailed Society members. And for tactical roles such as recon.

We suspect that creating these two superhumans was possible thanks to mothballed Brand Corporation equipment that the original Sidewinder (Seth Voelker) had recovered all the way back in 1985.

It is possible that there was a Sidewinder before Bryan, who died in action. There’s not enough data to tell.

Pick a side

Sidewinder was apparently operational before Death Adder was.

But that means that he was present during the 2004 defeat of the Serpent Society at the hands of Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Diamondback (“Rachel Leighton” LMDLife-Model Decoy. A lifelike robot double.).

From then on, he was just… there, as part of the Serpent Society or Serpent Solutions. See the team profile for more.

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DC Heroes RPG

Sidewinder (Bryan)

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03
Init: 010 HP: 015


Martial Artist*: 04, Weapons (Firearms, heavy)*: 04


None demonstrated.


Serpent Society/Solutions (Low), Underworld (Low).


None demonstrated.








SIDEWINDER COSTUME [BODY 05, Blunting: 02, Teleportation: 06, Water freedom: 04, Bonuses & Limitations: When Teleporting with something weighing 1+ AP more than he does, Sidewinder must be able to cover the person or object with his cloak].

Design Notes

Lack of data means that the stats have to be arbitrary. I mean it. All we see this guy do is :

  1. Be in group shots, all wallflower-like.
  2. Get one-shotted by a kick from Kitty Pryde.

It is entirely possible that, say, we don’t see him teleporting because it’s well more involved than it was with Seth Voelker. Perhaps it’s much slower to “boot”, thus explaining why he never escapes. But it’s just too speculative.

Writeups.org writer avatar Sébastien Andrivet

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics.

Writeup completed on the 2nd of November, 2021.