I had an idea to have a character that could control cobras, mainly for the visual idea of a character wearing cobras, with them slithering around parts of the body, hidden under clothes or showing.
The images of Hindu gods with 5 or 7 cobras behind them with their hoods out in a fan shape similar to large gothic collars inspired me, although with the Hindu images I believe they were a 7 headed snake/ one body instead of 7 separate snakes.
My story takes place in a world/ universe of super powered beings similar to Marvel/ DC.
So my question is how can someone who can just control a pack of cobras be worthy of being in a group of high powered characters?
I thought the snakes could strategically be sent out to creep up and bite the enemy, they could also be useful for stealth missions, getting into small places to retrieve items etc but the thought of strong characters dying from snake bites would seem un likely and boring.
Any ideas to make this character more than just someone capable of killing low level characters would be very helpful. Even if it means adding complementary powers to the character or the snakes as long as their not too OP and defeat the point of a snake using strategy.