History WesternAnimation / GIJoeExtreme

21st Mar '17 12:45:18 PM Glowsquid
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''G.I. Joe Extreme'' is one of the many incarnations of the ''GIJoe'' franchise, active from 1995 to 1997. Following the short-lived ' ''Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles'', ''Extreme'' was a drastic reinvention of the brand in both style and design, pitting a brand new G.I. Joe team against a new enemy called Soldiers for Khaos, Anarchy, and Ruin (SKAR). The line , supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse, embraced the style of the DarkAgeOfComicBooks, making heavy use of hard shadows and hyper-muscular characters.

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''G.I. Joe Extreme'' is one of the many incarnations of the ''GIJoe'' franchise, active from 1995 to 1997. Following the short-lived ' ''Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles'', ''Extreme'' was a drastic reinvention of the brand in both style and design, pitting a brand new G.I. Joe team against a new enemy called Soldiers for Khaos, Anarchy, and Ruin (SKAR). The line , line, supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse, embraced the style of the DarkAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, making heavy use of hard shadows and hyper-muscular characters.



* AfterTheEnd: The original pitch for the ''Extreme'' brand (shown in the book ''Toy Wars'') mention the setting is suppsoed to be post-apocalyptic, and the ExpositoryThemeTune mentions the collapse of an unnamed superpower. This isn't really apparent in the show itself, however.

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* AfterTheEnd: The original pitch for the ''Extreme'' brand (shown in the book ''Toy Wars'') mention the setting is suppsoed supposed to be post-apocalyptic, and the ExpositoryThemeTune mentions the collapse of an unnamed superpower. This isn't really apparent in the show itself, however.
21st Mar '17 12:44:31 PM Glowsquid
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Take one of the most beloved toylines of the [[TheEighties 1980s]], "update" it to cash in on the Creator/RobLiefeld craze of the [[TheNineties 1990s]], add [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs several mind-altering drugs]] and puree the whole. You'll get ''G.I. Joe Extreme'' in a nutshell.

Another attempt at reviving the moribund ''GIJoe'' franchise after a quaint end of the ''A Real American Hero'' run and a failed spinoff (''Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles''), the ''Extreme'' toyline was supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse. However, due to a lack of ties to the older G.I. Joe series and the quality of both the toyline and its media supports, it failed and is mostly [[FanonDisContinuity ignored]] by fans of the rest of the ''G.I. Joe'' universe.

Set in the far future of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2006]], a terrorist organisation called S.K.A.R. led by the masked dictator [[XTremeKoolLetterz Iron Klaw]] is emerging and threatening the [[TheFederation Inter-Alliance]]. In response, a new G.I. Joe team is formed to counter the threat. However, they don't know that Iron Klaw disguises himself as Count Von Raini, the leader of a small European country that is part of the Inter-Alliance. Both the comics and the cartoons use the same basic set-up, but go in a different direction.

Despite its impopularity, ''Extreme'' has been occassionally referenced in future ''G.I Joe'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' materials. Some of the codenames introduced in ''Extreme'' were reused in future lines (starting with ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'') and Iron Klaw and Steel Raven were integrated into the ''A Real American Hero'' universe as Collector's Club figures, the former in 2011 and the later in 2016. Additionally, some of the franchises' crossovers with ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have made reference to some of the concepts from both this and ''Sgt. Savage'', including certain characters now referenced in ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'', a part of the new Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.

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Take one of the most beloved toylines of the [[TheEighties 1980s]], "update" it to cash in on the Creator/RobLiefeld craze of the [[TheNineties 1990s]], add [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs several mind-altering drugs]] and puree the whole. You'll get ''G.I. Joe Extreme'' in a nutshell.

Another attempt at reviving
is one of the moribund many incarnations of the ''GIJoe'' franchise after a quaint end of franchise, active from 1995 to 1997. Following the ''A Real American Hero'' run and a failed spinoff (''Sgt. short-lived ' ''Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles''), the Eagles'', ''Extreme'' toyline was supported by a drastic reinvention of the brand in both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) style and design, pitting a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse. However, due to a lack of ties to the older brand new G.I. Joe team against a new enemy called Soldiers for Khaos, Anarchy, and Ruin (SKAR). The line , supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse, embraced the quality of both the toyline and its media supports, it failed and is mostly [[FanonDisContinuity ignored]] by fans style of the rest DarkAgeOfComicBooks, making heavy use of the ''G.I. Joe'' universe.

hard shadows and hyper-muscular characters.

Set in the far future of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2006]], a the terrorist organisation called S.K.A.R. SKAR. led by the masked dictator [[XTremeKoolLetterz Iron Klaw]] is emerging and threatening the [[TheFederation Inter-Alliance]]. In response, a new G.I. Joe team is formed to counter the threat. However, they don't know that Iron Klaw disguises himself as Count Von Raini, the leader of a small European country that is part of the Inter-Alliance. Both the comics and the cartoons use the same basic set-up, but go in a different direction.

Although the comic initially sold decently and the cartoon had decent ratings throughout its run, the toyline was a massive failure, leading Hasbro to quietly kill ''Extreme'' and return to the ''A Real American Hero'' brand Despite its impopularity, ''Extreme'' has been occassionally referenced in future ''G.I Joe'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' materials. Some of the codenames introduced in ''Extreme'' were reused in future lines (starting with ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'') and Iron Klaw and Steel Raven were integrated into the ''A Real American Hero'' universe as Collector's Club figures, the former in 2011 and the later in 2016. Additionally, some of the franchises' crossovers with ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have made reference to some of the concepts from both this and ''Sgt. Savage'', including certain characters now referenced in ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'', a part of the new Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.



* XTremeKoolLetterz: Apparently, S.K.A.R stand for "Soldier for '''Kaos''', Anarchy and Ruin".

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* XTremeKoolLetterz: Apparently, S.K.A.R stand for "Soldier for '''Kaos''', Anarchy and Ruin".
17th Mar '17 9:31:58 AM Glowsquid
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* ActionGirl: Mayday.
* AlasPoorYorick: Parodied in one of the live-action opening. Rampage brags to Inferno his new generation of Skyrenes is "smarter and sturdier". Inferno then effortlessly destroys the robots and lands to pick up the severed head of a Skyrene in this manner.

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* ActionGirl: Mayday.
Mayday. The 2nd episode has her fending off an attack on the Joe's base by Inferno despite her having a broken leg.
* AfterTheEnd: The original pitch for the ''Extreme'' brand (shown in the book ''Toy Wars'') mention the setting is suppsoed to be post-apocalyptic, and the ExpositoryThemeTune mentions the collapse of an unnamed superpower. This isn't really apparent in the show itself, however.
* AlasPoorYorick: Parodied in one of the live-action opening. Rampage brags to Inferno his new generation of Skyrenes is "smarter and sturdier".than it used to". Inferno then effortlessly destroys the robots and lands to pick up the severed head of a Skyrene in this manner.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Two instances, both from the pilot:
** Iron Klaw is goofier (throwing a temper tantrum after the failure of his plan) and more unstable than he is in any of the following episodes, acting essentially like a more violent Cobra Commander. Not coincidentally, the pilot was written by Buzz Dixon, who was the editor of the original ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' cartoon.
** Rampage is shown to have the hots for Mayday. This trait is mentioned on his unreleased toy's bios and also briefly show in the comic, but it never came up again in the series after the first episode.



** On the bad guy's side, Rampage broadly plays the same role as Destro (masked arm dealer who supplies the bad guys with MechaMooks and a strained relationship with the main villain), although his personality is very different.

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** On the bad guy's side, Rampage broadly plays the same role as Destro (masked arm dealer who supplies the bad guys with MechaMooks and has a strained relationship with the main villain), although his personality is very different.
17th Mar '17 9:18:33 AM Glowsquid
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Though it wasn't especially successful or well liked, ''Extreme'' still has something of a lasting impact on the wider G.I. Joe universe. Some of its characters are referenced in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and the concept of an effective, less silly BigBad was adopted by the subsequent series. Additionally, some of the franchises' crossovers with ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have made reference to some of the concepts from both this and ''Sgt. Savage'', including certain characters now referenced in ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'', a part of the new Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.

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Though it wasn't especially successful or well liked, Despite its impopularity, ''Extreme'' still has something of a lasting impact on the wider G.I. Joe universe. Some of its characters are been occassionally referenced in future ''G.I Joe'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' materials. Some of the codenames introduced in ''Extreme'' were reused in future lines (starting with ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' 6]]'') and Iron Klaw and Steel Raven were integrated into the ''A Real American Hero'' universe as Collector's Club figures, the former in 2011 and the concept of an effective, less silly BigBad was adopted by the subsequent series.later in 2016. Additionally, some of the franchises' crossovers with ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have made reference to some of the concepts from both this and ''Sgt. Savage'', including certain characters now referenced in ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'', a part of the new Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.
17th Mar '17 8:34:16 AM themisterfree
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Though it wasn't especially successful or well liked, ''Extreme'' still has something of a lasting impact on the wider G.I. Joe universe. Some of its characters are referenced in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and the concept of an effective, less silly BigBad was adopted by the subsequent series.

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Though it wasn't especially successful or well liked, ''Extreme'' still has something of a lasting impact on the wider G.I. Joe universe. Some of its characters are referenced in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and the concept of an effective, less silly BigBad was adopted by the subsequent series. Additionally, some of the franchises' crossovers with ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have made reference to some of the concepts from both this and ''Sgt. Savage'', including certain characters now referenced in ''ComicBook/{{Revolutionaries}}'', a part of the new Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.
13th Mar '17 6:22:02 PM Glowsquid
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* AlasPoorYorick: Parodied in one of the live-action opening. Rampage brags to Inferno his new generation of Skyrenes is "smarter and sturdier". Inferno then effortlessly destroys the robots and lands to pick up the severed head of a Skyrene in this manner.
-->'''Inferno''': "''Alas, poor Skyrene... Back to the drawing board, Rampage!''"



* MechaMooks: The Zaps (burly androids with right-hand mounted chainguns) and Skyrenes (lanky CyberCyclop with mounted jets). Despite their imposing appearances and heavy armamement, both models were extremely slow and stupid.

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* MechaMooks: The Zaps (burly androids with right-hand mounted chainguns) and Skyrenes (lanky CyberCyclop CyberCyclops with mounted jets). Despite their imposing appearances and heavy armamement, both models were extremely slow and stupid.



* OffModel: The animation is actually not that horrible considering the complexity of the character designs and the track record of the [[Creator/{{AKOM}} studio]] behind it, but it has its hiccups.
** One recurring goof is having Rampage drawn in his [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry green monster form]] in scenes where he's supposed to be at ease.



* RealityEnsues: Done humourously in the opener of the second season. After learning of Iron Klaw's death, Rampage is ready to make his run to takeover SKAR, but he's soon shocked to find he only has three Zaps left in his inventory. He goes to his office and a sweating accountant explains to him that SKAR didn't order any more batchs, and with no money, they can't build more MechaMooks.

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* RealityEnsues: Done humourously in the opener of the second season. After learning of Iron Klaw's death, "death", Rampage is ready to make his run to takeover SKAR, but he's soon shocked to find he only has three Zaps left in his inventory. He goes to his office and a sweating accountant explains to him that SKAR didn't order any more batchs, and with no money, they can't build more MechaMooks.robots.



* TheStarscream: Rampage.

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* TheStarscream: Rampage.Rampage has his sight set to SKAR's leadership (to the point he even mutters "Things won't be satisfactory until I'm in control of SKAR" right in front of Iron Klaw) and undermine Iron Klaw's authority by stockpilling weapons, running his own operations and disobeying orders to not attack Inter-Alliance targets. Iron Klaw is fairly quick to catch on to Rampage's treachery and only keep him around due to him being useful as a weapon supplier. When Rampage finally makes an over attempt to take control of SKAR, Iron Klaw lets him rot in prison when his attempt to attack Fort Knox fails and is deeply opposed to the notin of freeing him when representatives of SKAR's other division propose to do so.
12th Mar '17 11:41:09 AM Glowsquid
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In "Now Hear This", Inferno hunts down two rich executives who bullied him as a child. Of course they don't remember him.



** On the bad guy's side, Rampage broadly plays the same role as Destro (masked arm dealer who supplies the bad guys with MechaMooks and a strained relationship with the main villain), although his personality is very different.



* MechaMooks: The Zaps and Skyrenes.

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* MechaMooks: The Zaps (burly androids with right-hand mounted chainguns) and Skyrenes.Skyrenes (lanky CyberCyclop with mounted jets). Despite their imposing appearances and heavy armamement, both models were extremely slow and stupid.


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* RealityEnsues: Done humourously in the opener of the second season. After learning of Iron Klaw's death, Rampage is ready to make his run to takeover SKAR, but he's soon shocked to find he only has three Zaps left in his inventory. He goes to his office and a sweating accountant explains to him that SKAR didn't order any more batchs, and with no money, they can't build more MechaMooks.
* {{Retool}}: Production of the 2nd season was moved from Creator/SunbowEntertainment to Graz Entertainment and many changes were done to the show: the live-action cold openings were replaced by PreviouslyOn recaps, continuity between episodes was stronger, the musical insert sequences were removed, the MechaMooks were dropped, Balistics was renamed "Eagle Eye" (the result of a new law banning firearm-themed names on children shows) and slightly redesigned and the existing SKAR henchmen were sidelined (Inferno didn't appear at all, Wreckage was only in one episode, and Rampage was PutOnABus for most of the season).
11th Mar '17 8:18:53 PM Glowsquid
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* CompositeCharacter: In a purely visual example, Iron Klaw's design on the show is a combination of his three figures: he has the costume of his first figure, the mask of the second and the cape of the third.
30th Nov '16 12:17:53 PM Saurubiker
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Another attempt at reviving the moribund ''GIJoe'' franchise after a quaint end of the ''A Real American Hero'' run and a failed spinoff (''Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles''), the ''Extreme'' toyline was supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse. However, due to a lack of ties to the older G.I. Joe series and the quality of both the toyline and its fictional supports, it failed and is mostly [[FanonDisContinuity ignored]] by fans of the rest of the ''G.I. Joe'' universe.

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Another attempt at reviving the moribund ''GIJoe'' franchise after a quaint end of the ''A Real American Hero'' run and a failed spinoff (''Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles''), the ''Extreme'' toyline was supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse. However, due to a lack of ties to the older G.I. Joe series and the quality of both the toyline and its fictional media supports, it failed and is mostly [[FanonDisContinuity ignored]] by fans of the rest of the ''G.I. Joe'' universe.
9th Aug '16 4:48:09 PM Saurubiker
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Tatsuya Ishida, author of the web comic Webcomic/''{{Sinfest}}'', was the penciller for this comic.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Tatsuya Ishida, author of the web comic Webcomic/''{{Sinfest}}'', ''{{Sinfest}}'', was the penciller for this comic.
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