At the centre of Snake Corp is the COILS scientific lab. Dr Mindtwist is the world leader in Bot technology research. Having built the first Snake Corp Bots using stolen Deceiver tech the COILS facility then endeavoured to understand how the technology worked.
Declaring the Snake Corp Bots “safe” they were put into the field. Since that time the Board has deemed further interaction with Deceivers as “undesirable”.
Increasing pressure from the Board to return their seat of power back to the Democracy has led Mindtwist to find new ways to create Bots to spearhead the invasion.
It was this motivation that led Dr Mindtwist to an important discovery. By setting the correct frequency at the COILS lab he was able to discover streams and streams of fragmented code. It looked to Mindtwist like BOT code however it was fragmented and scrambled into horrific forms.
By downloading some of this code he was able to scrub some of it enough that it could be “trained” to reside within a body not aligned with its fabrication code.
Thus the crawlers were created. Mass produced minibots double the height of a man. Individually they are formidable but can be defeated by a single human armed with an explosive weapon. However as a horde they can pull down the titans themselves!
It is unknown if the Crawlers themselves are individual codes or indeed the same code fragmented between 4 Bots, much like clones are. However some whisper that the Crawlers are actually one of Dr Mindtwists failed experiments with Bot cloning technology. Either way Snake Corp remain apparently oblivious to the mortal dangers of Bot code manipulation.
While examining the ether code late one evening Mindtwist came across an altogether different looking code. This code was smoother and more intact. As he pondered this code he saw that someone had started to download it before his very eyes. He immediately engaged his own download device which started taking the code from the end. Midway the devices tore the code in half. Despite being halved this code was still stronger than the Crawler codes and even stronger than most of the current Snake Bot codes. This code became known as Reptile because the tail end of the code survived intact.
Reptile is by far the largest and most powerful bot in the Snake Corp arsenal. Despite his size, Reptile is sneaky and devious, even by Snake Corp Bot standards. He is often accompanied to battle by the Crawlers. The Crawlers are 4 diminutive Bots capable of tunneling underground at a rapid pace. This ability often catches enemies unaware. Being focused on the threat of Reptile they often do not notice the 4 crawlers burrowing up behind them for a nasty sneak attack.