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The character sheet for the Live Action [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra G. I. Joe]] [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation Film Series]].

[[folder:G.I. Joes]]

A soldier who joins the Joes in the first movie, the first film's protagonist. Real name: Conrad Hauser.
!!!Played by: ChanningTatum

%%* AFatherToHisMen
* {{Badass}}: Though not to the level of Snake Eyes.
%%* DatingCatwoman: With The Baroness.
* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler: Gets killed off early on in the second movie.]]
* DullSurprise: Being played by Channing Tatum, this is a given.
%%* TheGenericGuy
%%* TheHero
* HonoraryUncle: Roadblock's kids call him "Uncle Duke", establishing that the two are close friends.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself to save Flint in ''Retaliation''.]]
%%* LoveRedeems
%%* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: In the second movie.]]
%%* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:In ''Retaliation''.]]
%%* SergeantRock
%%* StandardizedLeader
%%* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome

!!Gen. Hawk
The leader of the Joes. Real name: Clayton Abernathy.
!!!Played by: DennisQuaid

%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
%%* FourStarBadass
%%* NiceHat
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know if he was killed during the events of the second movie nor is he ever mentioned in the second movie.

The G.I. Joe team's intelligence expert. Real name: Shana M. O'Hara
!!!Played by: RachelNichols

%%* TheAce
%%* ActionGirl
%%* BadassBiker
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: For very long, at least.
%%* TheChick
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* FriendlySniper
* HeroesWantRedheads: In this medium, it's Ripcord.
%%* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Her crossbow.
%%* ImprobableAimingSkills
%%* RedHeadedHero
%%* SpyCatsuit
%%* TheSquadette
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know if she was killed during the events of the second movie nor is she ever mentioned in the second movie.

An soldier who joins the Joes in the first movie, the team's expert pilot. Real name: Wallace Weems.
!!!Played by: Marlon Wayans

%%* AcePilot
* {{Badass}}: Just not as much as Duke or Snake Eyes.
* BlackBestFriend: To Duke in the first movie.
%%* DoggedNiceGuy: To Scarlett.
%%* ImprobablePilotingSkills
%%* TheLancer
* RaceLift: Was white in all canon before the movie (i.e., the cartoon series from the 1980s and 2000s and the action figures that corresponded to the cartoons).
%%* {{Sidekick}}: To Duke
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know if he was killed during the events of the second movie nor is he ever mentioned in the second movie.

!!Snake Eyes
An American who studied martial arts under the Arashikage ninja clan, taking a vow of silence. He is the rival of Storm Shadow. Real name: Classified.
!!!Played by: RayPark

* ActorAllusion: He fights Storm Shadow when the latter is wielding [[StarWars a double bladed sword]].
%%* {{Badass}}: So very much.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* TheBigGuy: Shared with Heavy Duty (from the first movie) and Roadblock (from the second movie).
%%* CombatPragmatist
* CoolMask: To the point that it covers his face and head completely.
* {{Determinator}}
-->'''Baroness''': He gave up.
-->'''Storm Shadow''': He never gives up.
-->[[spoiler:Their car explodes]]
%%* DualTonfas
* ExpressiveMask: In a final gag for his last scene in the first film the sculpted lips on his mask are switched from their neutral expression to a smile (It was either that or letting him talk).
* TheFaceless: In the second movie, they got rid of the lips on his mask, as it proved distracting to the audience and to reinforce the fact that he never speaks.
* FakeNationality: Though he never talks, Snake Eyes is played by the Scottish RayPark.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Subverted. He only beats Storm Shadow (both as a child, and in the climax) when he switches to bladed tonfas.
* McNinja: Is the world's best ninja despite being American. In a bit of a subversion, the world's second best ninja seems to be ''Korean.''
%%* {{Ninja}}
%%* NumberTwo: To General Hawk.
* TheQuietOne: The low sigh he utters [[spoiler:at Storm Shadow's apparent death]] is the most he's ever said in ''any'' continuity.
%%* TheRival: To Storm Shadow.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: Why he wants to take down Storm Shadow.

!!Heavy Duty
The field commander of G.I. Joe and the team's heavy machine gunner. Real name: Hershel Dalton.
!!!Played by: [[Creator/AdewaleAkinnuoyeAgbaje Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje]]

%%* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy: Shared with Snake Eyes and Roadblock (from the second movie).
* {{Expy}}: Of Roadblock (who later appeared in the second movie).
%%* GatlingGood
%%* ScaryBlackMan
* WouldntHitAGirl
-->"Don't make me shoot a woman."

The Joe's communications specialist and hacker. Real name: Abel Shaz.
!!!Played by: Saďd Taghmaoui

* CharacterTics: Chews a lot of bubblegum while on missions.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:After the Paris incident, he's been exiled from French soil for as long as he lives.]]
%%* HollywoodNerd
* HollywoodHacking: Hacks a dead man's ''brain.''
* InterrogatingTheDead: Via MacGyvering a palm pilot.
%%* NonActionGuy
* RaceLift: Was white before this movie, now he's a Moroccan Arab.
%%* TheSmartGuy

!![[spoiler: Cover Girl]]
The team's special weapons officer and Personal assistant to Gen. Hawk. Real name: Courtney Kreiger.
!!!Played by: Karolína Kurková

%%* ActorAllusion
* DemotedToExtra: Many didn't even realize she was supposed to be [[spoiler: Cover Girl]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Zartan.]]
%%* SexySecretary

!!Sgt. Stone
G.I. Joe's special operations instructor who teaches combat training. Real name: Geoffrey Stone IV.
!!!Played by: Creator/BrendanFraser

%%* TheCameo
%%* DrillSergeantNasty
* {{Expy}}: Sgt. Stone seems to be a replacement for professional wrestler Sgt. Slaughter. Oddly, he's not the first Expy of him, with Beachhead having also filled the role.
** He also aligns with multiple "Lt. Stone" characters in Joe cartoons and comics.
* IdenticalGrandson: According to Brendan Frasier, he's a descendant of [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Rick O'Connell]].
%%* NiceHat
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Surprisingly, he seems much more pleasant than most iterations of the Joe's Drill Sergeant.

!!Gen. Joe Coulton
The original G.I. Joe, who helps out Roadblock, Lady Jaye, and Flint.
!!!Played by: Creator/BruceWillis
%%* BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome: He ''is'' played by Creator/BruceWillis, after all.
%%* BigGood
* CrazyPrepared: He's got a ''lot'' of weapons hidden in his kitchen, including a pair of grenades hidden in a bowl of fruit.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Develops one with Lady Jaye.
* RetiredBadass: "President says I can't come out of retirement. They didn't say anything about reenlisting."
%%* TheSouthpaw

G.I. Joe's infantry heavy weapons specialist and cook. Real name: Marvin F. Hinton.
!!!Played by: Wrestling/DwayneJohnson

%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBaritone
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackBestFriend: To Duke, but not as much as Ripcord. More like black ''good'' friend.
* TheBigGuy: Shared with Snake Eyes and Heavy Duty from the first movie.
* CompositeCharacter: His background has several elements from Stalker in the comics, such as being involved with a gang when growing up in the city, being best buddies with Snake Eyes, and having kids.
* GatlingGood: His WeaponOfChoice.
* GeniusBruiser: He's not only strong, but he's also pretty smart and good at coming up with strategies.
* TheLeader: Takes up the role after [[spoiler:Duke's death]].

!!Lady Jaye
The covert ops specialist and the only female member in Roadblock and Duke's squad in GIJoeRetaliation. She is also a guns specialist. Real name: Jaye Burnett.
!!!Played by: Creator/AdriannePalicki

%%* ActionGirl
%%* BadassBookworm
%%* MsFanservice
%%* LadyInRed
%%* SemperFi
%%* TheSmartGuy

Special Forces Warrant Officer in Duke and Roadblock's Squad. Real name: Dashiell R. Faireborn
!!!Played by: D.J. Cotrona

* TheLancer: To Roadblock following [[spoiler:Duke's death]].
* RaceLift: Mildly, as he's played by Hispanic-American actor D.J. Cotrona.

!!!Played by: Joseph Mazzello

%%* FriendlySniper
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe

Another ninja in the service of the G.I. Joes. She is Snake Eyes' protege. Real name: Classified.
!!!Played by: Elodie Yung (GIJoeRetaliation)

%%* ActionGirl
* AscendedExtra: Had a brief cameo in ''GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', but becomes one of the main Joe characters in ''Retaliation''.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler: Disguised herself as a Cobra red ninja to get close to the Cobra Commander, Firefly and Zartan along with Storm Shadow, who was going after Zartan because he murdered the Hard Master.]]
* FakeNationality: Played by French Actress of Asian descent, Elodie Yung.
%%* {{Ninja}}
* TheQuietOne: Though she has a few lines, unlike Snake Eyes, she's relatively taciturn.
%%* {{Sidekick}}: To Snake Eyes.





!!The Doctor/[[spoiler: Cobra Commander]]
One half of the BigBadDuumvirate of the first film, [[spoiler: which makes sense because he's the BigBad of the franchise]]. He assists [=McCullen=] in his evil plans, but secretly has plans of his own. Real name: [[spoiler: Rex Lewis]]
!!!Played by: Creator/JosephGordonLevitt (GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra); [[spoiler: Luke Bracey (Body), Robert Baker (Voice) (GIJoeRetaliation)]]

* BadassLongcoat: Sports one in ''Retaliation''.
%%* BatmanGambit
%%* BigBad
%%* BigBadDuumvirate: With [=McCullen=].
* CoolHelmet: [[spoiler:Once he becomes Cobra Commander. More so in ''Retaliation'', where he dons his classic mask from the cartoon.]]
* CoolMask: The Doctor has one to assist with his breathing.
* CompositeCharacter: Is a merger of Doctor Mindbender and [[spoiler:Cobra Commander.]]
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilSoundsDeep / GutturalGrowler: When he puts his mask on... it is downright satanic. This especially goes for the sequel.
* ForScience: The Doctor's motivation for all the evil he does seems to be this.
* LargeHam / EvilIsHammy: Even before [[spoiler:he becomes Cobra Commander]], he had his hammy moments. He's a bit calmer in ''Retaliation''.
* MadScientist: Oh hell yes! For one thing, he creates [[EliteMooks the Vipers]].
* NonActionBigBad: Downplayed. While he does leaves the dirty work to his Vipers and [=McCullen=], he does use his tools in wanting to torture [[spoiler:Duke]]. [[spoiler:Which makes sense since Rex blames Duke for his apparent death]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:[[DragonAscendant He succeeds in overthrowing Destro as well]].]]

The other half of the BigBadDuumvirate of the first film, though more of TheHeavy. A weapons designer and founder of the Military Armament Research Syndicate (MARS). His terrorist agenda sets up the movie's plot. Real name: James [=McCullen=] XXIV. Destro's company manufactures 70% of the world's armaments.
!!!Played by: Creator/ChristopherEccleston

%%* ArmsDealer
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
%%* BatmanGambit
* BigBadDuumvirate: With The Doctor, [[spoiler: which later becomes TheDragon when The Doctor's true intent is revealed and becomes Cobra Commander]].
* CrazyJealousGuy: Has [=DeCobray=]'s [[MurderTheHypotenuse husband killed]] [[spoiler:and tries to have Duke [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turned into a Viper]]]]. Destro does ''not'' like having rivals.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He refuses to [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell Duke his whole plan]], which allows Cobra to continue it in the sequel.
* TheHeavy: While he's one half the BigBadDuumvirate, Destro's a bit more proactive than The Doctor.
* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler: After being badly burned, he was forced to have a face of metal, just like his ancestor. Though this is nanotech metal and not actual metal.]]
%%* LargeHam
%%* LegacyCharacter
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:To quote Cobra Commander in the sequel, "Sorry Destro, you're out of the band".]]

!!The Baroness
Cobra Intelligence Officer who married a wealthy European aristocrat [[spoiler: before she has Storm Shadow kill him]]/ Real name: [[spoiler: Ana Lewis]] aka Anastascia [=DeCobray=].
!!!Played by: Sienna Miller

%%* AllWomenLoveShoes
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* TheBaroness: No surprise here.
%%* BrainwashedAndCrazy
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DarkChick
%%* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler: With Duke]]
%%* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Averted.]]
%%* GunsAkimbo
%%* HighHeelFaceTurn
%%* MoreThanMindControl
%%* MsFanservice
%%* SpyCatsuit
%%* TheSquadette

!!Storm Shadow
Member of the ninja clan Arashikage, trained under his uncle, the Hard Master. He is the rival of Snake Eyes. Real name: Thomas Arashikage.
!!!Played by: Byung-hun Lee

%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: He returns in the sequel with no explanation how he survived after falling to his apparent death, though was treated at a hidden mountain fortress to be treated for severe burns in the sequel]].
* {{Badass}}: He's more than capable of going toe-to-toe with Snake Eyes.
%%* BadassInANiceSuit
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BifurcatedWeapon: Can combine his two swords into a double-bladed one.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* BreakTheHaughty: As a boy.
%%* TheBrute
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: He survives though and appears in the second movie.]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler: In his introduction in the second movie, he pretends to be Snake Eyes so that he can break into the German facility and free Cobra Commander.]]
%%* TheDragon: To Destro.
%%* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:With the Joes in ''Retaliation''.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Killing women disgusts him.
-->"For you, Zartan, I make an exception."
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Pulls one off to help the Joes go after Zartan, who was in fact, his master's murderer. Doubles as a MythologyGag where he defected to G.I.Joe once]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Possibly in contrast to Snake Eyes' all-black suit, he wears one that's all-white.
** Which kind of makes sense because in Japan white is the color of death.
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Sort of. His last name is Japanese, but his actor's ethnicity (as well as the fact that he spoke Korean as a kid) implies he's actually an adopted Korean.
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler: He willingly gets himself caught as Snake Eyes, and even after being revealed to be Storm Shadow, he pretends his heart rate has gone down so that he can get out of the capsule and free Cobra Commander.]]
%%* MadeOfIron
%%* ManInWhite
%%* MrFanservice
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* {{Ninja}}
%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* TheRival: To Snake Eyes.
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler:To Roadblock's team in ''Retaliation''. following his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: His last name is Arashikage, which means "Storm Shadow".
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: How he kills [[spoiler:Zartan]] in ''Retaliation''.
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: After Zartan's murder of his master is uncovered, he goes into this state and doesn't come out of it until after he kills Zartan in revenge.]]
%%* WellDoneSonGuy: As a boy.
%%* WorthyOpponent
* WouldntHitAGirl: Is disgusted by the murder of [[spoiler: Cover Girl.]]
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: Why he goes after [[spoiler: Zartan]] in the second movie.

A master of disguises who [[spoiler: thanks to The Doctor's experimentation]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting can shapeshift]]. Real name: Classified
!!!Played by: Arnold Vosloo, [[spoiler: Jonathan Pryce (when he's pretending to be the President of the United States)]]

* ActorAllusion: A couple of references are made to ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy.''
* ArcWords: Him whistling "Jolly Good Fellow."
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: By the end of the first movie, he has taken over the presidency of the United States of the America by impersonating the President (and keeping the real President detained). In the second movie, he annihilates most of the G.I. Joes.]]
%%* DiesWideOpen
%%* DyingAsYourself
%%* DirtyCoward
* DragonInChief: In ''Retaliation'', Zartan is the President of the United States and puts most of the plot in motion, but he still answers to Cobra Commander.
* TheHeavy: In ''Retaliation'', while Cobra Commander is the BigBad, Zartan is the most prominent antagonist in the film and he does more to set Cobra's evil plan in motion.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: In the second movie, thanks to Storm Shadow.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: He murdered a female GI Joe member in front of Storm Shadow, a man who's disgusted with killing women, and one movie later he gets killed by the same man who he killed the woman in front of because he murdered his master.]]
* KickTheDog:
** His murder of [[spoiler: Cover Girl.]]
** The second movie reveals that he murdered [[spoiler: Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow's master, the Hard Master, and ''framed'' Storm Shadow for it.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Has his moments in the second movie while disguised as [[spoiler: the President]]. Including one scene where [[spoiler: he plays ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' on his phone]].
* MasterOfDisguise: Appropriate, considering his actor's [[Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant previous]] [[Film/DarkmanIIIDieDarkmanDie role]]. [[spoiler: To the point that he's [[MoleInCharge American President]]]].
%%* PresidentEvil
%%* PsychoForHire
* PsychopathicManChild: While [[spoiler:posing as the President]], he loves making {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s, hanging out with celebrities, and playing games on his smartphone.
* WalkingSpoiler: It is hard to describe Zartan and how vital he plays to Cobra's plans.
%%* WouldHitAGirl

!!Doctor Mindbender
A scientist in [=McCullen's=] employ who developed the nanomite technology and trained "The Doctor" in the field. His current status is unknown. Real name: Unknown.
!!!Played by: Kevin J. O'Connor

* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy Antagonist]]: A lot of fans familiar with the mythology expected the Doctor to actually be the ''Rise of Cobra'' version of Doctor Mindbender. Only at the end, was it revealed [[spoiler: that the Doctor is actually Cobra Commander.]]
* DemotedToExtra: More of an inversion. The character was never intended to have a name, and was only there as a plot device for The Doctor's path to darkness. After the fact, they realized he could easily be Mindbender and threw his name in for the fans.
%%* ForScience
%%* MadScientist
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast

!!!Played by: Creator/RayStevenson

%%* AxCrazy
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BloodKnight
%%* DemolitionsExpert
%%* TheDragon: To Cobra Commander in ''Retaliation''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: After the [[DragonInChief main antagonist]] Zartan is killed, Roadblock is left to deal with Firefly while [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] [[VillainExitStageLeft makes his escape on a helicopter]].]]
* FlippingTheBird: Does this in one scene with both fingers!
-->'''Zartan''': Firefly! It's good to know we're not running low on crazy. Still all 10 fingers?
-->'''*Firefly waves his fingers toward Zartan's face, then flips him off*''
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Roadblock kills him with his own bomb.]]
%%* LightningBruiser
%%* LandDownUnder
%%* MadBomber
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: With Zartan.
* WeaponOfChoice: Particularly prominent in ''Retaliation'' are his tiny robotic bombs, which fly and have glowing tails, just like actual fireflies.


%%* BaldOfEvil

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!The President of the United States of America
!!!Played by: Creator/JonathanPryce

* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Subverted. Zartan only replaces the President, but doesn't kill him. He was needed for retinal scanning to authorize the US nuclear football.]]
* YoureInsane: [[spoiler: To Zartan when he shows what the nanomites are capable of for his disguise when he slices his face with a knife.]]

!!Warden Nigel James
!!!Played by: Creator/WaltonGoggins

%%* AssholeVictim
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* DyingMomentOfAwesome

!!Hard Master:
!!!Played by: Gerald Okamura

* DeathByFlashback: He only exists in a flashback, but his death is what kicks off the rivalry between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Not by Storm Shadow, but by Zartan, who frames the former for it.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: He seemed to have favor Snake Eyes rather than Storm Shadow while they were growing up and being taught martial arts.

!!Blind Master
!!!Played by: [[Music/WuTangClan The RZA]]

* BlindWeaponMaster: Its in his namesake, after-all. Though he is blind from a past event, he still able to teach other students in the way of martial arts.