Destro is the faceless power behind MARS (Military Armaments Research System), largest manufacturer of state-of-the-art weaponry. To Destro, war is man's most natural state: the fittest survive and the greatest technological advances are made. He maintains a luxurious lifestyle around the world. Destro provides high-tech arms to any side willing to meet his price and will incite war where it does not exist. Wearing his silver battle mask (a family tradition), Destro enters the battle himself either with COBRA Command or against them if it's better for business!