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Happy Valentines to My First Husbando

My husbando Serpentor

Husbando refers to a fictional male character from non-live action media (i.e. anime, video games, manga, etc.) to whom one is attracted to. Since Valentines Day is here I thought it might be fun to write about my very first husbando.

A husbando is usually a male character from the world of anime, however, mine is from an American cartoon. (Even though the series was animated in Japan)

So who is this male animated character that caught my attention and my heart when I was about 8 or 9 years old? It is non-other than the almighty Serpentor, emperor of Cobra!

Serpentor husbando
None, may challenege Serpentor!

My introduction to Serpentor came from the G.I. Joe cartoons I’d watch every day before school. His voice, his exotic outfit, and his signature “This I command!” captivated me. No matter how many times he lost to G.I. Joe, he was still my hero! I owned most of the toys including my beloved Serpentor and his air chariot. When I received the Cobra Terror Drome for Christmas I took this picture.

Cobra Base husbando
The Joe’s don’t stand a chance against my team of Cobra!

In my make-believe world G.I. Joe could never defeat my husbando, Serpentor. G.I. Joe: The Movie is still one of my favorite animated films. (I bet some of you are even singing the opening theme song…c’mon admit it!) At least for me, Serpentor reigned supreme throughout the entire movie, and yes he did kill Duke.

husbando vs duke
R.I.P. Duke…I don’t care what was overdubbed at the end of the film

My first husbando reigns in his classic look

In the comics, Serpentor has gone through many incarnations and even resurrections. However, it’s his classic look that continues to catch my eye and my heart.

husbando Serpentor by Robert Atkins
A drawing of Serpentor by Robert Atkins.

Last year Sideshow Collectibles & Prime-1 Studio released a limited edition statue of Serpentor! He is 32 inches his massive glory and gorgeousness! Yes, I bought one because what kind of woman doesn’t buy the perfect statue of her first husbando?

My husbando as a statue

In case you’re wondering, a man will call his fictional anime wife or lover a waifu.