Ray was Ivich's opponent in the Gladiator match that was witnessed by Lila Cheney, Dazzler, and New Mutants Cannonball and Magik. Ray had the advantage in the fight when he wrapped his body around Ivich. Dazzler jumped into the ring to save her friend by blinding Ray with a light and color blast to the eyes. Ivich freed herself and retrieved her sword. Ivich killed Ray with a sword strike to the back of his head and won the match.
Ray was created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz in 1985 and first appeared in New Mutants # 29.
Powers & Abilities
While he has fangs it is unknown if he is venomous as well. However, since his main mode of attack in snake mode seems to be to use his body like a boa constrictor's and crush his foes to death he probably wouldn't use a venomous bite very often anyway.