VIPER's name for its team of supervillains.
The Dragon Branch was introduced in the 5th edition Champions sourcebook, VIPER: Coils of the Serpent.
In the minds of both the public and superheroes, Dragon Branch looms large; some think it runs VIPER, or at least holds far more importance than it does. While VIPER values its superhumans, particularly those who have accumulated years of experience in VIPER’s service, it doesn’t kowtow to them or give them free rein. It expects loyalty, obedience, and diligent service — and for the most part, it receives just that. If a superhuman becomes too much trouble, VIPER can always eliminate him and find another one to take his place. The leaders of VIPER consider Dragon Branch an asset they should use, not a precious resource to coddle or save.
The Supreme Serpent (leader)
Heide Mianju (Black Mask)
Huo Xiao (Fire Owl)