History WesternAnimation / GIJoeExtreme

5th Jan '18 9:31:29 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 ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', ''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 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.

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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 ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', ''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 enemy, the Soldiers for 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.



* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: In the final episode of the first season, Lt. Stone has a battle with Iron Klaw and apparently kills him by throwing him into an explosion. Then Clancy appears and asks whether everything is all right, while Iron Klaw's mask is superimposed over his face.]]

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* EarlyBirdCameo: The president of the US makes a short appearance in "Now Hear This" as one of the target of Inferno's brainwashing ray before his proper introduction in the two-part season finale.
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: In the final episode of the first season, Lt. Stone has a battle with Iron Klaw and apparently kills him by throwing him into an explosion. Then After Lt. Stone wakes up, he's assured by Clancy appears and asks whether everything that [[NobodyCouldHaveSurvivedThat Iron Klaw is all right, while certainly gone for good]] as the cartoon ends with Iron Klaw's mask is superimposed over his face.]]
22nd Dec '17 3:51:37 PM Malady
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Tatsuya Ishida, author of the web comic ''{{Sinfest}}'', was the penciller for this comic.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Tatsuya Ishida, author of the web comic ''{{Sinfest}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', was the penciller for this comic.
2nd Dec '17 3:27:33 PM Glowsquid
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* AssholeVictim: The two executives in "Now, Hear This". If knowingly making shoddy products and turning to subliminal messaging to sell them didn't lose them the audience's sympathy, bullying Inferno as a child for being poor certainly did.
7th Nov '17 1:06:59 AM jormis29
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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 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.

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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'', ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', ''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 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.



* {{Transplant}}: Sgt. Savage, the protagonist of the very short-lived ''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.)

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* {{Transplant}}: Sgt. Savage, the protagonist of the very short-lived ''Sgt. Savage And His Screaming Eagles'' ''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''. (Additionally, Savage's original enemy, the I.R.O.N. Army, is referred to in one episode via an ex-scientist of theirs.)
6th Nov '17 5:42:50 PM WillKeaton
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* BruceWayneHeldHostage: Inverted, with ''Iron Klaw'' held hostage when Rampage attacked Von Rani's house during a party unauthourized. The Joes have to save him and the other guests, and he has to keep changing between himself and his alter ego to stay on top of the situation. [[spoiler:The episode ends with a reporter discovering his secret identity and telling it to the Joes, which sets up for the season finale.]]

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* BruceWayneHeldHostage: Inverted, with ''Iron Klaw'' held hostage when Rampage attacked Von Rani's house during a party unauthourized.party, without authourization. The Joes have to save him and the other guests, and he has to keep changing between himself and his alter ego to stay on top of the situation. [[spoiler:The episode ends with a reporter discovering his secret identity and telling it to the Joes, which sets up for the season finale.]]
23rd Oct '17 5:51:53 AM CaptainTedium
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* ConspicuousCG: The live-action intros feature some rather crude CGI for the vehicles, Even their producer lamented the conspicuousness of the models, stating he wanted real cockpit props build for the aircrafts instead.
-->'''Lloyd Goldfine''': "''[The 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. ''"
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.
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