History Franchise / GIJOE

28th Nov '16 12:58:31 AM rmctagg09
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* NobleSavage: Inuit mercenary Kwinn
* NobodyCanDie: While the comics averted this, the animated series mostly played this straight.
** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains in a mass grave), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of that universe's Steeler. The writers subtly killed off the three Joes without actually having them die on-screen, as they never appeared again for the rest of the Sunbow run.
** Originally, Hasbro wanted Duke to be killed in ''TheMovie'' from the mortal wound from Serpentor's snake-spear. However, the scheduling between this movie and Transformers (where Optimus Prime suffered the same fate[[note]]The other franchise in Hasbro's 1986-87 movie blitz, ''My Little Pony'', didn't, obviously, lend itself to bloodshed of that type.[[/note]]) ended up being released first. When Hasbro saw the intense backlash from kids and parents over Prime's death, Hasbro went into an immediate about face and demanded that Duke ''not'' die. Since the film had already been completed, the best that the production staff could do was to call in the voice cast to make an emergency voiceover, recasting the celebration over having defeated Cobra's plot into a celebration that Duke had pulled out of his coma.
*** This afforded Buzz Dixon a CrowningMomentOfFunny 25 years later, as, in the commentary track for the Blu-Ray release, he mercilessly deadpan quoted from [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus the dead parrot sketch]] to explain what was intended to happen.
** The only character to undoubtedly die in the cartoon was the drug lord Headman, who overdosed on the drugs he was selling at the end of the "Greatest Evil" two-parter written to cash-in on the "War on Drug" hysteria.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-DrfFJAgw There's even a line]] in the animated movie's opening that says they (The Joes) "NeverSayDie".


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* NobleSavage: Inuit mercenary Kwinn
* NobodyCanDie: While the comics averted this, the animated series mostly played this straight.
** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains in a mass grave), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of that universe's Steeler. The writers subtly killed off the three Joes without actually having them die on-screen, as they never appeared again for the rest of the Sunbow run.
** Originally, Hasbro wanted Duke to be killed in ''TheMovie'' from the mortal wound from Serpentor's snake-spear. However, the scheduling between this movie and Transformers (where Optimus Prime suffered the same fate[[note]]The other franchise in Hasbro's 1986-87 movie blitz, ''My Little Pony'', didn't, obviously, lend itself to bloodshed of that type.[[/note]]) ended up being released first. When Hasbro saw the intense backlash from kids and parents over Prime's death, Hasbro went into an immediate about face and demanded that Duke ''not'' die. Since the film had already been completed, the best that the production staff could do was to call in the voice cast to make an emergency voiceover, recasting the celebration over having defeated Cobra's plot into a celebration that Duke had pulled out of his coma.
*** This afforded Buzz Dixon a CrowningMomentOfFunny 25 years later, as, in the commentary track for the Blu-Ray release, he mercilessly deadpan quoted from [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus the dead parrot sketch]] to explain what was intended to happen.
** The only character to undoubtedly die in the cartoon was the drug lord Headman, who overdosed on the drugs he was selling at the end of the "Greatest Evil" two-parter written to cash-in on the "War on Drug" hysteria.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-DrfFJAgw There's even a line]] in the animated movie's opening that says they (The Joes) "NeverSayDie".
* NocturnalMooks: Cobra's Night Vipers are [[EliteMooks elite troops]] that live windowless barracks with no interior lights and are constantly trained in stealth and darkness, almost never seeing the time of day. Their helmets have built in night vision and sound enhancing capabilities, and their suits as a whole are made to make them invisible to radar. However, they do have a weakness of being easily blinded if someone manages to shine a bright light into their face, as a result of living in complete darkness.
2nd Nov '16 7:25:46 AM buckmana
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* ThirdPartyStopsAttack: In issue #15 "Red-Eye To Miami" Snake Eyes, Doctor Venom and Kwinn escape from crazed mercenaries in Sierra Gordo aboard an old but functional Lancaster bomber. During the flight, Dr Venom tries to drop Snake Eyes out the bomb bay doors, but fails. An angry Kwinn then lifts Dr Venom over his head and is about to throw him to his doom. Snake Eyes puts a hand on Kwinn's elbow, belaying the execution, because Venom is the only one who can land the damaged aircraft safely. Fridge Brilliance because as a mute, Snake Eyes can only communicate through gestures.
3rd Sep '16 7:40:25 AM Anddrix
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** As of 2016, the IDW comics are part of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.

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** As of 2016, the IDW comics are part of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.ComicBook/HasbroComicUniverse.
29th Aug '16 8:06:54 AM dangerdan97
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-->'''[[CaptainObvious Narrator]]''': Remember--only G.I. Joe is G.I. Joe! This was actually justified however--at the time, they were trying to actively market the toy against similar, competing toys that began to come out after G.I. Joe began.

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-->'''[[CaptainObvious Narrator]]''': Remember--only G.I. Joe is G.I. Joe! This Joe!
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was actually justified however--at the time, they were trying to actively market the toy against similar, competing toys that began to come out after G.I. Joe began.
9th Aug '16 3:34:33 PM Saurubiker
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* CanonDiscontinuity: As a result of IDW Publishing renewing the storyline of the original Marvel Comics series from where the final issue left off, the Devil's Due run is now considered an alternate universe known as the "Disavowed" continuity.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: As a result of After obtaining the ''G.I. Joe'' comic license, IDW Publishing renewing the storyline of the original Marvel Comics series from where the final issue left off, declared the Devil's Due run is now considered an alternate universe known as to be non-canon and proceeded to producetheir own continuation of Marvel's original comic book (in addition to doing their own continuity reboot), resuming numbering from where Marvel left off with issue #155.5. The newer collected editions of Devil's Due run are published under the "Disavowed" continuity.''G.I. Joe: Disavowed'' branding to indicate their non-canon status.
9th Aug '16 3:16:54 PM Saurubiker
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** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains after the fact), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of her world's Steeler. It was a subtle way of killing off actual Joes without having them die on-screen.

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** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains after the fact), in a mass grave), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of her world's that universe's Steeler. It was a subtle way of killing The writers subtly killed off actual the three Joes without actually having them die on-screen.on-screen, as they never appeared again for the rest of the Sunbow run.
9th Aug '16 3:14:25 PM Saurubiker
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** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt decided to remain in an AlternateUniverse where Cobra conquered the United States in order to help the Baroness of that world (who was a secretly a Joe sympathizer) rebuilt the Joes. While none of the aforementioned Joes did get killed, we get to see the skeletonized remains of their alternate universe counterparts, foreshadowing their departure from the show.

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** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains after the fact), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain in an AlternateUniverse where Cobra conquered the United States in order to there and help the Baroness of out that world (who was a world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer) rebuilt sympathizer and the Joes. While none lover of the aforementioned her world's Steeler. It was a subtle way of killing off actual Joes did get killed, we get to see the skeletonized remains of their alternate universe counterparts, foreshadowing their departure from the show.without having them die on-screen.
8th Aug '16 2:53:31 PM whateveryousay21
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** The Dreadnoks are somewhat base don the Hell's Angels.
*** Buzzer's file card indicates he's based loosely on Hunter S. Thompson, specifically Thompson's time spent with the Hell's Angels- except he joined them.

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** The Dreadnoks are somewhat base don based on the Hell's Angels.
*** Buzzer's file card indicates he's based loosely on Hunter S. Thompson, specifically Thompson's time spent with the Hell's Angels- except he Buzzer joined them.them.
** At least in the cartoon, Baroness is practically [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Natasha Fatale]]. Morgan Lofting even managed a decent June Foray impression.
30th Jul '16 2:39:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* BloodierAndGorier: ''GIJoeResolute''

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* BloodierAndGorier: ''GIJoeResolute''''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''



* DeusExMachina: In GIJoeResolute, [[spoiler:Duke manages to figure out everything there is to figure out about Cobra's direct-energy weapon and reprogram it to fire on the Cobra base...in under twenty seconds, with plenty of spare time to get out of the Cobra base himself.]]

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* DeusExMachina: In GIJoeResolute, WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute, [[spoiler:Duke manages to figure out everything there is to figure out about Cobra's direct-energy weapon and reprogram it to fire on the Cobra base...in under twenty seconds, with plenty of spare time to get out of the Cobra base himself.]]



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: In ''GIJoeResolute'', when Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes meet for their final duel, Storm Shadow reveals that his [[NobleDemon supposed honor]] was really all just a facade to screw with Snake Eyes, out of jealousy.
* KillEmAll: Arguably subverted in GIJoeResolute, which promised a high body count and by all means delivered on that promise...with Cobra. While a pretty good amount of known named Cobra characters were killed (some more gruesome than others) the G.I Joe team was for the most part pretty much intact. The only named G.I Joe character whom was killed is Bazooka, whose died offscreen and his corpse is perfectly clean and intact (while some of the Cobra fatalities can't quite say the same thing).

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: In ''GIJoeResolute'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'', when Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes meet for their final duel, Storm Shadow reveals that his [[NobleDemon supposed honor]] was really all just a facade to screw with Snake Eyes, out of jealousy.
* KillEmAll: Arguably subverted in GIJoeResolute, WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute, which promised a high body count and by all means delivered on that promise...with Cobra. While a pretty good amount of known named Cobra characters were killed (some more gruesome than others) the G.I Joe team was for the most part pretty much intact. The only named G.I Joe character whom was killed is Bazooka, whose died offscreen and his corpse is perfectly clean and intact (while some of the Cobra fatalities can't quite say the same thing).



** While there have always been a lot more male characters than female in the G.I Joe series the original series did make an effort in trying to avert this as Lady Jaye and Scarlett (and to a lesser extent Cover Girl) for the G.I Joe team did appear often and had good screentime. (While not as successful as G.I Joe, Cobra did make some effort in averting this with Zarana and Baroness.) However the other G.I Joe cartoons that came afterward pretty much played this straight though as unless your names are Scarlett or Baroness you will either be DemotedToExtra or be on the receiving end of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. (With GIJoeResolute being the only arguable--and I repeat, arguable--exception.)\\

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** While there have always been a lot more male characters than female in the G.I Joe series the original series did make an effort in trying to avert this as Lady Jaye and Scarlett (and to a lesser extent Cover Girl) for the G.I Joe team did appear often and had good screentime. (While not as successful as G.I Joe, Cobra did make some effort in averting this with Zarana and Baroness.) However the other G.I Joe cartoons that came afterward pretty much played this straight though as unless your names are Scarlett or Baroness you will either be DemotedToExtra or be on the receiving end of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. (With GIJoeResolute WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute being the only arguable--and I repeat, arguable--exception.)\\



* SubvertedKidsShow: GIJoeResolute, which is a rare example of this trope taken seriously.

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* SubvertedKidsShow: GIJoeResolute, WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute, which is a rare example of this trope taken seriously.



** Made a shocking return in GIJoeResolute where Duke and Scarlett stand smack in the middle of a crossfire against twenty Cobras and don't get hit once. This was likely in reference to the original series.

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** Made a shocking return in GIJoeResolute WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute where Duke and Scarlett stand smack in the middle of a crossfire against twenty Cobras and don't get hit once. This was likely in reference to the original series.



* TookALevelInBadass: Cobra Commander has become this in ''GIJoeSigma6''. But in ''GIJoeResolute'', Cobra Commander proves how DarkerAndEdgier he's become by destroying Moscow.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Cobra Commander has become this in ''GIJoeSigma6''. ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6''. But in ''GIJoeResolute'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'', Cobra Commander proves how DarkerAndEdgier he's become by destroying Moscow.
25th Jul '16 1:19:45 PM SniperJ
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**As of 2016, the IDW comics are part of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.
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