Kane: Ruthless leader of the Brotherhood of Nod, with the sole objective of ascending, leaving Earth awash in green crystals.
Cobra Commander: Driven terrorist leader of Cobra, dedicated to bringing down America, one Joe at a time.
The Challenge: Lead their respective forces against one another, with the winner being the one who not only retains control over their forces the longest, but who can inflict maximum damage with minimal casualties.
Personal Edge: While Cobra Commander does have technology relative to Kane's own Brotherhood, and followers no less fanatical, I give Kane the edge due to Kane's proven ability to turn his enemy's traits and habits around on them. While Cobra Commander has some strategic skill, he lacks the ability to continually draw his lieutenants under his rule the way Kane can with his followers.
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