Cobra Bubbles is a character from the Lilo & Stitch franchise. He is working as a social worker at the time of the original film.
He is called to Nani's house to determine the fate of her guardianship over her sister Lilo, only to find Lilo home alone, the front door nailed shut, and Nani trying to get in via the dog door. After a brief assessment, during which Lilo misinterprets Nani's hand signals (probably on purpose), Cobra concludes that Nani is not doing a good enough job. When Nani is fired because of Stitch's violent behavior, he tells her that he can not ignore her being unemployed and gives her three days to get a new job. Cobra's subsequent encounter with the family's new "dog," Stitch, also proves to be less than favorable (upon meeting him, Stitch promptly throws a dictionary at Cobra Bubble's head). After Cobra sees Lilo nearly drown when surfing with Nani, David, and Stitch, he decides to take Lilo away the next day, though he is sad about it (it can be assumed that he saw her drown, and he blames Nani for her near-death). When Jumba Jookiba and Pleakley forcibly enter the house to capture Stitch, Lilo phones Cobra and proclaims that "aliens are attacking my house." After the house is destroyed by Jumba's questionable tactics, Cobra arrives to take Lilo away, presumably to a foster home, however Lilo runs off, and is subsequently captured by Gantu.
Cobra is a former CIA agent, and was involved in an incident at Roswell in 1973, presumably through which he knows the Grand Councilwoman. He mentions that he saved the earth from an alien race by convincing them that the mosquito was an endangered species, and that Earth should be turned into a wildlife preserve. (Therefore, based on Pleakley's words, it can be further assumed that it was Pleakley's race he was trying to convince.) When the Grand Councilwoman declares that Nani and Lilo are to be caretakers of Stitch during his exile on Earth, she also implies that Cobra Bubbles is not to divide but instead protect the family. Cobra Bubbles appears to have become a close friend to the family if the end of the first movie is any indication. He is seen attending one of Lilo's birthday parties and also appears in two of Lilo's photographs. In one photo, he is seen watching a movie with several members of Lilo's family. In another, he is seen serving Lilo's family turkey at a Thanksgiving dinner.
When Jumba was kidnapped and held hostage by the intergalactic criminal Dr. Hämsterviel, Cobra was called over by Pleakley and Nani to help figure out a way to save him. Hämsterviel demanded the other 625 experiments in exchange for Jumba. Cobra reluctantly do so but Lilo and Stitch fortunately retrieve the experiments, putting Hämsterviel under arrest.
Cobra did not appear much in the TV series on Disney Channel, but did appear in a few episodes. In Shush, Lilo gave an experiment that can eavesdrop on others conversation to Cobra for C.I.A. related use. In Amnesio, Cobra was seen at the end with the other major characters celebrating Lilo's birthday. In Spooky, an experiment that turns into other's worts fears turns into Cobra and tricks Nani into thinking he's taking Lilo away. In Asteroid, Cobra was visiting an observatory to speak with a scientist about any possible solution to the destruction of an oncoming asteroid. Later on when all hope seems lost for earth, Cobra heads over to Nani's house to warn her and the family about the problem since they have access to a spaceship.
Cobra is briefly heard over the phone when Lilo called in an attempt to get in contact with Stitch who was in space at the moment.
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- Cobra is shown to be very strong as in Lilo & Stitch, he pulls open a door despite the fact that it is nailed shut.