Body Armor: Death Adder’s skin was modified with synthetic tissue, giving him Excellent body armor.
Gills: Death Adder is equipped with artificial gills that allow her to breathe freely both above and below water.
Swimming: Death Adder can swim 4 areas per round.
Bionic Tail: Adder has a synthetic four foot tail with which he inflicts Incredible Edged damage. He uses this tail with a +1CS to all FEAT’s.
Poisoned Claws: Adder’s gloves contain Amazing intensity poison. The claws could be used to inflict Excellent edged damage, injecting the poison. The victim must make an Amazing intensity Endurance feat roll or fall unconscious and lose one rank of Endurance per round until dead. An Endurance feat roll (at the reduced rank) could be made each round until the victim was dead. The antidote is in his belt.
Mute: Due to an accident during the implantation of his gills, Adder cannot speak.
Roland Burrough was recruited by the Special Operations branch of Roxxon Oil to become a special agent, and was bio-engineered to acquire various enhancements. He saw action along with the second Serpent Squad, including the mission to recover the dread Serpent Crown. This mission met with success, but after it most of the Squad left Roxxon to become mercs and, a few weeks later, Death Adder was contacted by the former leader of the Serpent Squad, Sidewinder, who asked him to join his Serpent Society.
Death Adder was among the best agents for the Serpent Society, but was assassinated by the Scourge.