Snake Vargas was a fun-loving ranger who often got himself involved in many bar-brawls and fights. He earned his nickname, Snake, for being a magnet for snakebites - and surviving them every time. He was part of the Ranger team along with Angela Deth, Thrasher and Hell Razor that invaded and destroyed Base Cochise, ending the robotic threat to the wasteland. After the destruction of the base, Vargas continued his career as a ranger, eventually becoming the Ranger General in charge of the Desert Rangers. He abandoned his nickname Snake sometime around the destruction of the Base Cochise and around the time of the last bar-brawl he participated in 2092. He started becoming increasingly withdrawn, spending more time in his office than in the field operations. The death of Ace in 2102, caused him to re-evaluate his priorities and he replaced Wade Woodson as the dispatcher. He walks using a cane due to his lame leg and because of that doesn't fight in the field anymore.