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Smith, as he is known to the u.s. government, has been a powerful player in the espionage business since the cold war, where he infiltrated german ranks & relayed key information to the allied forces. as of this time, Smith is at least still in use by the C.I.A., the British secret service m-16, & to a lesser role of mercenary informant to both the Cobra high eschalon & at least one high ranking officer of G.I.Joe. over & above this web of counter-inter-espionage Smith is rumored to be a powerfull member of two separate secret brotherhoods, both based in England. Among his more notable attributes, Smith speaks fluently in five languages & is a competent computer hacker, & chemist. He is a master blacksmith & licenced electrician. Highly proficient in the art of knife throwing, Smith is usually armed with an assortment of daggers that he personally crafted.
Several months ago, Smith appropriated a generous amount of the venom serum as well as a disk containing most of Dr. Mindbenders research notes. Smith performed his own experiments, funded by unknown benefactors, & refined the formula for his personal use. In addition to injecting himself with the DNA of several types of African cats, he began injecting the same cats with reconstituted DNA from his own body.
By his own accounts, Smith now has the grace & ability of a top gymnastic athlete & a type of night vision normally associated with felines. His cat companions share an empathic bond with him & each other, & display cognitive ability far beyond their normal scope.