History YMMV / GIJoe

2nd Mar '17 10:22:44 AM mlsmithca
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* HarsherInHindsight: The episode ''Cobra Quake'', which focuses on G.I. Joe trying to stop Cobra from causing an artificially created earthquake to destroy Tokyo. Then, in 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake actually hit Japan. As a result, TheHub suspended airing this episode on its channel until further notice.

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The episode ''Cobra Quake'', which focuses on G.I. Joe trying to stop Cobra from causing an artificially created earthquake to destroy Tokyo. Then, in 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake actually hit Japan. As a result, TheHub suspended airing this episode on its channel until further notice.



* IAmNotShazam: G.I. Joe is the name of the organization, not the name of any one character.
** There ''is'' actually a character named G.I. Joe in the series, Joseph B. Colton, the legendary soldier for whom the organization was named--his name was Joe, and he was a GI (traditionally, from WW2). For the record, he's implied to be the very same gentleman from the 12-inch line famed for his full beard and kung fu grip.

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* IAmNotShazam: G.I. Joe is the name of the organization, not the name of any one character.
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character. There ''is'' actually a character named G.I. Joe in the series, Joseph B. Colton, the legendary soldier for whom the organization was named--his name was Joe, and he was a GI (traditionally, from WW2). For the record, he's implied to be the very same gentleman from the 12-inch line famed for his full beard and kung fu grip.



* MemeticBadass: Joe Colton, the first G.I. Joe, is treated as this both in and out of universe.
** Ditto for Snake Eyes.

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* MemeticBadass: Joe Colton, the first G.I. Joe, is treated as this both in and out of universe.
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universe. Ditto for Snake Eyes.



* MoralEventHorizon: In ''World War III'', Cobra Commander definitely crosses the line.

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In ''World War III'', Cobra Commander definitely crosses the line.



* NightmareFuel: The episode "There's No Place Like Springfield" will give anyone nightmares for a week. As will the one with the giant shrieking underwater worms.

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The episode "There's No Place Like Springfield" will give anyone nightmares for a week. As will the one with the giant shrieking underwater worms.



* TheScrappy: Shipwreck's parrot Polly in the cartoon due to being annoying and lacking the usefulness of the other team pets.

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Shipwreck's parrot Polly in the cartoon due to being annoying and lacking the usefulness of the other team pets.



* SignatureScene: The above-mentioned opening to the 1987 movie, featuring [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome the Joes and Cobra having an epic showdown on the Statue of Liberty]].

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* SignatureScene: The above-mentioned opening to the 1987 movie, featuring [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome the Joes and Cobra having an epic showdown on the Statue of Liberty]].Liberty.



15th Nov '16 7:31:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Cobra Commander, like most villains of 80s cartoons, is just so hapless and clumsy and riddled with bad luck and loses so often in a humiliating fashion that sometimes you just can't help feeling bad for him. His comic book counterpart, however, is an aversion.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Cobra Commander, like most villains of 80s cartoons, is just so hapless and clumsy and riddled with bad luck and loses so often in a humiliating fashion that sometimes you just can't help feeling bad for him. His comic book counterpart, however, is an aversion.aversion.

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12th May '16 8:42:55 PM Angeldeb82
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* CompleteMonster: [[Monster/GIJoe Now has its own page]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[Monster/GIJoe Now has its own page]].page.]]



** Helix in the IDW comics due to being a GodModeSue. Your doomed for Scrappydom when you're written as not only canonically beating ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse Snake-Eyes]]'' in a straight-up fight, but doing so with ease.

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** Helix in the IDW comics due to being a GodModeSue. Your God-Mode Sue. You're doomed for Scrappydom when you're written as not only canonically beating ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse Snake-Eyes]]'' in a straight-up fight, but doing so with ease.
19th Feb '16 2:23:48 AM DarthWalrus
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** ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigmaSix'' can count as this as well for going so far into the other direction that it's ''painfully'' {{Animesque}}, an entire ''squad'' of ninjas and campy dialogue.
17th Feb '16 11:48:14 AM MagBas
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* GodModeSue: Helix. She can "calculate all near-future possibilities", meaning she essentially sees few seconds into future AND she's pretty AND she's fast AND she's an excellent fighter AND everything about her is super-secret. So far she's been shown to out-fight Snake-Eyes and out-wit Hawk. For her next appearance, Chuck Dixon will probably make her out-mean Beach Head, out-glamour Cover Girl and out-perform everyone else.
22nd Jan '16 4:41:44 PM SirSapphire
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** Ditto for Snake Eyes.
1st Dec '15 8:15:50 PM freefall4242
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*** Said costume gets an update in the "Devil's Due" comic run, but it's still pretty darned silly. Credit where it's due, the artist took the concept and got it to skew towards the awesome end of hokey. Gone is the silly cobra hood that made it look like a cheap Halloween costume, and the weird neck snakes are shrunken and incorporated into the sleeker, more metallic look. In the end, though, it is still a guy in a snake suit.

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*** Said costume gets an update in the "Devil's Due" comic run, but it's still pretty darned silly. Credit where it's due, the artist took the concept and got it to skew towards the awesome end of hokey. Gone is the silly cobra hood that made it look like a cheap Halloween costume, and the weird neck snakes are shrunken and incorporated into the sleeker, more metallic look. In the end, though, it is still a guy in a snake suit.suit.
** Cobra Commander's hood is this for some fans. It's a bit of a split on whether it's in line with his evil yet anonymous dictator shtick, or if it looks like he's wearing a very small ghost costume over his head.
1st Dec '15 8:11:55 PM freefall4242
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*** Said costume gets an update in the "Devil's Due" comic run, but it's still pretty darned silly. Credit where it's due, the artist took the concept and got it to skew towards the awesome end of hokey. Gone is the silly cobra hood that made it look like a cheap Halloween costume, and the weird neck snakes are shrunken and incorporated into the sleeker, more metallic look. In the end, though, it is still a guy in a snake suit.
4th Sep '15 10:51:07 PM DuelMark
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* CompleteMonster: [[Monster/GIJoe Now has its own page]].
29th Aug '15 12:52:16 PM Ravok
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* CompleteMonster: The original Franchise/GIJoe comic, first under [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel Marvel]], now with IDW, has [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor Venom]]. Where Cobra Commander at least had ''one or two'' humanizing moments, Venom was pure evil incarnate distilled into paint thinner. Invented a machine whose sole purpose was [[MindRape mind-raping]] prisoners, which was then adapted into {{brainwash|ed}}ing them. Had to team up with Kwinn and Snake Eyes for their mutual survival, yet [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder never missed a chance to back-stab one or both of them]] and would repeatedly end up [[DirtyCoward begging for his miserable life]] if cornered. If that's not enough, when Destro went into a HeroicBSOD at the sight of Baroness making an apparent HeroicSacrifice to save him, Venom commented to Cobra Commander, "Doesn't he realize love is just the overestimation of one woman's value over another?" [[KickTheDog within earshot of Destro]]! Not only did he ''never'' show remorse, he never showed anything but [[ForTheEvulz child-like glee]] when inflicting suffering on others and [[WhyWontYouDie anger if they survived]].
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