Official artwork of Viper.

Viper in a Squad Deck.

Viper fighting a Shikoru on Zelem's Nexus.

Viper fighting Vex.

Viper in the Gameplay video, second from right.

Viper the Toxic Ravager is a Bio Ravager from the game Darkspore. He has six limbs and a sightly insectoid appearance. He originates from Verdanth, where he used to be a primitive weapon maker, untill Astra made his skin poisonous, allowing him to become a toxic killer.


Viper was first revealed in an image at the beginning of the first Darkspore Gameplay video. He was seen again in a screenshot in an IGN article on Darkspore's multiplayer mode, which depicted him fighting against Vex. He was then seen again in the Loot trailer fighting a Shikoru.


When the Corruptor’s horde ravaged and genetically enslaved Verdanth, Viper was one of the scattered survivors. Before the fall, he’d manufactured tools. He turned his prowess to crafting weapons of wood and stone, but saw the guerrilla forces he armed repeatedly fall beneath the power of the Darkspore.

And then one night, while Viper was desperately assembling weapons inside his workshop, an alien intelligence captured him.

As prisoner of Crogenitor Astra, Viper was genetically and somatically altered so that his muscles would possess ten times his species’ normal concentration of fast-twitch fibers. When Viper awoke, his reflexes and strength had increased so much that he nearly destroyed his own weaponry workshop. But after mastering his new physical might, and creating new weapons suited to his superior abilities, Viper became a resistance leader.

In combat against the Darkspore, Viper fought at blinding speed in terrifying attacks. Over years of the war, he developed his biogenetic prowess to generate an armor of poisonous defensive thorns that, at close range, could be launched with devastating results.

Leading fighters armed with his toxic and invincible weapons, Viper inflicted vast losses on the Darkspore, provoking the Corruptor to initiate an epidemic that devastated intelligent life on Verdanth.


Venom Blades: Melee attack that poisons enemies

Expunge: Attacks singular enemy and deals all poison damage instantly

Virulent Vines(Variant Ability): Roots enemies and causes disease

Thornado(Squad Ability): Circular attack that deals damage over time