History WesternAnimation / GIJoeExtreme

21st May '17 6:20:18 AM 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 UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, 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, Kaos, 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 UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, making heavy use of hard shadows and hyper-muscular characters.



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 let the ''G.I. Joe'' franchise rest for a few years before returning 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 2013 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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Although the comic initially sold decently and the cartoon had decent ratings throughout its run, the The ''Extreme'' toyline was a massive failure, leading Hasbro to quietly kill ''Extreme'' the show and comic, and let the ''G.I. Joe'' franchise rest for a few years before returning 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 2013 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.



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

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* MechaMooks: The Rampage supplies SKAR with Zaps (burly androids with right-hand mounted chainguns) and Skyrenes (lanky CyberCyclops with mounted jets). Despite their imposing appearances and heavy armamement, both models were extremely slow and stupid.
19th Apr '17 11:53:33 AM 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 UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, 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, supported by both a 26-episode cartoon series (1995-1997) and a short-lived comic published by Dark Horse, embraced the style of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, making heavy use of hard shadows and hyper-muscular characters.



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 2013 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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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 let the ''G.I. Joe'' franchise rest for a few years before returning to the ''A Real American Hero'' brand 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 2013 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.



* TotallyRadical: As the theme song put it, this show is '''EXTREEEEEEEME'''. Perhaps the character who best embodies Extreme, erm, extreme-ness is Metalhead, a computer hacker who speaks in surfer dude lingo and owns a gun that shoots rock music.

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* TotallyRadical: As the theme song put it, this show is '''EXTREEEEEEEME'''. Perhaps the character who best embodies Extreme, erm, Extreme's extreme-ness is Metalhead, a computer hacker who speaks in surfer dude lingo and owns a gun that shoots rock music.
19th Apr '17 10:22:20 AM themisterfree
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* ContinuityNod: One episode had an appearance from a scientist who used to work for the I.R.O.N. Army- that being the antagonist group from Sgt. Savage's one-off cartoon (see below).



* 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 cashflow, they can't build more robots.

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* RealityEnsues: Done humourously humorously 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 cashflow, they can't build more robots.



* TheStarscream: Rampage has his sight set to SKAR's leadership (to the point he even mutters "Things won't be satisfactory until the day where I'm in control of SKAR" within Iron Klaw's hearing) 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 notion of freeing him when representatives of SKAR's backers propose to do so.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The first season is mostly a series of one-off episodes where GI Joe foils SKAR's scheme of the week, but it soon introduce a subplot about the Joes suspecting there is a mole within the Inter-Alliance. This comes to an heel in the season finale, where GI Joe's island base is destroyed and Iron Klaw's cover as Count Von Rani is exposed for good. The second season feature stronger episode to episode continuity and introduced another season-wide subplot with Sgt. Savage's distrust of Metalhead.

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* TheStarscream: Rampage has his sight set to SKAR's leadership (to the point he even mutters "Things won't be satisfactory until the day where I'm in control of SKAR" within Iron Klaw's hearing) and undermine Iron Klaw's authority by stockpilling stockpiling 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 notion of freeing him when representatives of SKAR's backers propose to do so.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The first season is mostly a series of one-off episodes where GI Joe foils SKAR's scheme of the week, but it soon introduce introduces a subplot about the Joes suspecting there is a mole within the Inter-Alliance. This comes to an a heel in the season finale, where GI Joe's island base is destroyed and Iron Klaw's cover as Count Von Rani is exposed for good. The second season feature stronger episode to episode continuity and introduced another season-wide subplot with Sgt. Savage's distrust of Metalhead.



* {{Transplant}}: Sgt. Savage, the protagonist of the very short-lived ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'' was carried over as a member of the Joes. He serves as the most solid link ''Extreme'' has to the rest of the franchise, as the one-off ''Sgt. Savage'' episode firmly established it as a continuation of ''A Real American Hero''.

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* {{Transplant}}: Sgt. Savage, the protagonist of the very short-lived ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'' ''Sgt. Savage And His Screaming Eagles'' was carried over as a member of the Joes. He serves as the most solid link ''Extreme'' has to the rest of the franchise, as the one-off ''Sgt. Savage'' episode firmly established it as a continuation of ''A Real American Hero''. (Additionally, Savage's original enemy, the I.R.O.N. Army, is referred to in one episode via an ex-scientist of theirs.)



* EnemyMine: S.K.A.R. and the G.I. Joe band together to destroy an activist group that wants to incriminate both.

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* EnemyMine: S.K.A.R. and the G.I. Joe team band together to destroy an activist group that wants to incriminate both.



* FollowTheLeader: Extreme was basically conceived to cash in on the craze Toy Biz had with its Liefeldian-and-poorly-articulated X-Men and X-Force figures. In fact, X-Force figures were even [[http://www.joedeclassified.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=608 used side-by-side with Extreme prototypes]] in a Hasbro meeting to show off the compatibility.

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* FollowTheLeader: Extreme ''Extreme'' was basically conceived to cash in on the craze Toy Biz had with its Liefeldian-and-poorly-articulated X-Men ''X-Men'' and X-Force ''X-Force'' figures. In fact, X-Force ''X-Force'' figures were even [[http://www.joedeclassified.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=608 used side-by-side with Extreme prototypes]] in a Hasbro meeting to show off the compatibility.
17th Apr '17 9:16:26 AM CaptainTedium
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* FreudianExcuse: Inferno was bullied by two rich kids when he was a child.



* FreudianExcuse: Inferno was bullied by two rich kids when he was a child.
17th Apr '17 9:14:49 AM CaptainTedium
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* BigBad: Iron Klaw.

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* BigBad: Iron Klaw.Klaw is the main villain due to being the leader of SKAR.


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* GrandFinale: The series concludes with the two-part episode "Metalhead Goes A.W.O.L."[=/=]"Betrayal", which had Metalhead pretend to betray the Joes in order to bring down SKAR from within and Iron Klaw finally captured for his crimes.
15th Apr '17 4:25:43 PM Glowsquid
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* WorldOfMuscles: As part of the show's 90's comic books aesthetic, every recurring male character except Clancy is ripped to hell. Even Inferno, a bald manchild with an high-pitched, screechy voice, sports a visible 6-pack.

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* WorldOfMuscles: WorldOfMuscleMen: As part of the show's 90's comic books aesthetic, every recurring male character except Clancy is ripped to hell. Even Inferno, a bald manchild with an high-pitched, screechy voice, sports a visible 6-pack.
15th Apr '17 4:23:46 PM Glowsquid
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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intros feature some rather crude CGI for the vehicles, Even theor producer lamented the conspicuousness of the models, stating he wanted real cockpit props build for the aircrafts instead.

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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intros feature some rather crude CGI for the vehicles, Even theor their producer lamented the conspicuousness of the models, stating he wanted real cockpit props build for the aircrafts instead.



* TotallyRadical: As the theme song put it, this show is '''EXTREEEEEEEME'''.

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* TotallyRadical: As the theme song put it, this show is '''EXTREEEEEEEME'''. Perhaps the character who best embodies Extreme, erm, extreme-ness is Metalhead, a computer hacker who speaks in surfer dude lingo and owns a gun that shoots rock music.




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* WorldOfMuscles: As part of the show's 90's comic books aesthetic, every recurring male character except Clancy is ripped to hell. Even Inferno, a bald manchild with an high-pitched, screechy voice, sports a visible 6-pack.
15th Apr '17 3:58:32 PM Glowsquid
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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intro feature some rather crude CGIs for the vehicles, Even the producer lamented the conspicuousness of the models, stating he wanted real cockpit props build for the aircrafts instead.
-->'''Lloyd Goldfine''': "''[The CCGI]], however, missed the whole point, since we were supposed to be bringing the characters and experience of G.I.Joe: Extreme to life, not replacing cel animation with CG animation. But I couldn't get them to build or shoot those sequences while we were shooting, and once we were wrapped all I could do was to try and make the best openings I could with what I had. ''"

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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intro intros feature some rather crude CGIs CGI for the vehicles, Even the theor producer lamented the conspicuousness of the models, stating he wanted real cockpit props build for the aircrafts instead.
-->'''Lloyd Goldfine''': "''[The CCGI]], CGI], however, missed the whole point, since we were supposed to be bringing the characters and experience of G.I.Joe: Extreme to life, not replacing cel animation with CG animation. But I couldn't get them to build or shoot those sequences while we were shooting, and once we were wrapped all I could do was to try and make the best openings I could with what I had. ''"
15th Apr '17 3:57:23 PM Glowsquid
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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intros are ''full'' of this.

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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intros are ''full'' intro feature some rather crude CGIs for the vehicles, Even the producer lamented the conspicuousness of this.the models, stating he wanted real cockpit props build for the aircrafts instead.
-->'''Lloyd Goldfine''': "''[The CCGI]], however, missed the whole point, since we were supposed to be bringing the characters and experience of G.I.Joe: Extreme to life, not replacing cel animation with CG animation. But I couldn't get them to build or shoot those sequences while we were shooting, and once we were wrapped all I could do was to try and make the best openings I could with what I had. ''"



* TheManBehindTheMan: The second season establish (most notably in "Rampage for President") that SKAR is actually backed by a much older organisation that has infiltrated all spheres of society. [[http://www.yojoe.com/reviews/interviews/lloydgoldfine.shtml An interview]] with a Sunbow employee eventually confirmed the organisation in question was going to be [[spoiler:Cobra]].



* TheStarscream: Rampage has his sight set to SKAR's leadership (to the point he even mutters "Things won't be satisfactory until the day where I'm in control of SKAR" within Iron Klaw's hearing) 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 notion of freeing him when representatives of SKAR's other division propose to do so.

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* TheStarscream: Rampage has his sight set to SKAR's leadership (to the point he even mutters "Things won't be satisfactory until the day where I'm in control of SKAR" within Iron Klaw's hearing) 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 notion of freeing him when representatives of SKAR's other division backers propose to do so.
15th Apr '17 4:34:13 AM CaptainTedium
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Or at least, attempted to be.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Or A notable attempt at least, attempted being darker than ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', since it is acknowledged in this series that war can result in lives being lost and many characters are revealed to be.have traumatic backstories.



* MerchandiseDriven

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* MerchandiseDrivenMerchandiseDriven: As with other cartoons in the franchise, this series had its own toyline.



* {{NINJA}}: Black Dragon.

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* {{NINJA}}: {{Ninja}}: Black Dragon.Dragon is a ninja.


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* TenMinuteRetirement: Freight goes through this in "Winner Take All", where he quits the Joes because he failed to prevent Metalhead from getting hurt.
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