Nightclub owner Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, portrayed by Mahershala Ali, is a violent snake in an elegant tailored suit. The Cage/Cottonmouth feud in the first seven episodes reminds of the Lex Luthor/Superman feud. Where Luthor had kryptonite to weaken Superman’s powers, Cottonmouth has to find a way to penetrate Cage’s skin, since even a rocket launcher doesn’t do the magic.
Where the hero Luke Cage is walking around in a Trayvon Martin inspired hooded outfit, the villain Cottonmouth gets to wear fresh-tailored suits. Because villains have money to spend on looking sharp.
Below are 8 screenshots that express the style of Cottonmouth during the series.