[[WMG:[[color:blue:GI Joe]]]]
Our Real American Heroes.

* BadassNormal: As always.
* FiveTokenBand: The core cast is composed of a woman, a white guy, two black guys, an Asian, and a ninja-American.
* TheyFightCrime: While on the run. From the U.S. military. And every other law enforcement agency. [[OverlyLongGag And Cobra's various psychos or guns for hire]]. Drives Scarlett nuts.

!!Scarlett
->''Real Name: Shana O'Hara\\
Rank: Lieutenant\\
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia''

Voice Actor: Natalia Cigliuti

* ActionGirl: A Double Subversion. She's supposedly a desk jockey Army intelligence officer, who for some reason is put in charge of a field operation leading [=GIs=]. It turns out she has a very good reason for being there and is a competent soldier.
* BriefAccentImitation: During "Busted" when [[spoiler:Scarlett disguises herself as trailer park baby mama complete with the most overbearing accent you can imagine]]. Easily her CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Her father was a Cobra scientist who was said to not have survived when his lab blew-up. She never mentioned this, because she fears the team would think she's out purely for revenge. Yet she would not known of Cobra otherwise.]]
* EnsignNewbie: A borderline example.
* TheLancer
* McNinja: Snake Eyes was her sensei, so she's got some tricks up her sleeve.
* MementoMacGuffin: Her locket her father gave her.
* MsFanservice
* RedheadedHero
* RunningGag: Any time someone says they like a particular product or service, Scarlett reveals it's a COBRA subsidiary, and reminds the person that COBRA is evil.
* SupportingLeader: The highest ranking member of TheTeam and really the forefront of the fight against Cobra. However, Duke is TheHero from a narrative point of view.
* TranslatorBuddy: She always understands what Snake Eyes might be "saying".

!!Duke
->''Real Name: Conrad Hauser\\
Rank: Sergeant\\
Birthplace: St Louis, Missouri''

Voice Actor: Creator/JasonMarsden

* AFatherToHisMen: True to his original 1983 file-card characterisation, he consistently puts the welfare of his subordinates above everything else.
* AllAmericanFace
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: What's that, Duke? Those people need help? But what about Flint chasing you down... oh, never mind.
* TheEngineer: Not quite, but he's had [[BombDisposal ordnance tech training]], and has "cleared his share of mines".
* TheHero: Though Scarlet is technically his CO, and she's the one leading the fight against Cobra, Duke is TheHero from a narrative standpoint.
* HonourBeforeReason: He sticks around to help people, even if it means risking capture.
** A flashback shows that he even refused a medal for saving a comrade's life because it was his error that caused the situation in the first place (in his mind, anyway). Also, he and Lady Jaye are tight because [[spoiler:he disobeyed orders to save ''her'' life]].
* InkSuitActor: Duke's facial structure is a lot like Marsden's.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler:Disobeyed orders to save Lady Jaye's life.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: See TheHero.

!!Snake Eyes
->''Real Name: ?\\
Rank: ?\\
Birthplace: ?''

Voice Actor: Danny Cooksey

* TheAce: Snake Eyes does something hilariously overpowered in almost every episode
* BadassLongcoat: Picks one up after the team starts moving towards civilian clothing.
* ClothingDamage: It's not really played for fanservice, but his bodysuit tends to take a mauling on a significantly more regular basis than most of the other Joes' outfits.
* CombatPragmatist: Hello, Sword Duel. Snake Eyes would like to introduce you to his friend, [[spoiler:Grenades]].
* DynamicEntry: He's almost never seen traveling with the other Joes at the beginning of an episode. He prefers to make a more dramatic entrance, out of nowhere, occasionally by dropping into view kicking someone in the head.
* DualWielding: Has a penchant for going GunsAkimbo or using two swords, depending on the situation.
* TheFaceless: In the present time, his face is never revealed to the audience, though we do see it in certain flashbacks.
* GlassCannon: You have to hit him first, but if you can get him down, this Snake Eyes has a tendency to stay down for a while.
* HeroesPreferMotorcycles: Snake-Eyes steals a motorcycle from a villain and rides it for the rest of the series.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He can block [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms lasers]] with his swords. ''Lasers''. As Roadblock says:
-->'''Roadblock:''' [[IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt He has a sword and he knows how to use it]].
* InformedLoner: Yeah, he hangs out with no less than four other people. The only reason he's there, though, is because Scarlett asked him to be.
* {{Leitmotif}}: To emphasize the fact that he is a ninja, anytime Snake Eyes is on screen doing anything the music switches to Eastern pipes.
* McNinja: White guy who joined a Japanese ninja clan.
* MightyWhitey: As usual, the greatest member of the Japanese ninja clan is the Caucasian Snake Eyes.
* MysteriousPast: While we're shown how he became a kickass {{Ninja}}, we don't know his real name.
* NightmareFace: Implied. When the [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Dreadnoks]] took off his visor, they ''really'' didn't like what they saw under there. [[spoiler: In "Revelations - Part 1," it is implied that the lab explosion is the reason he wears a full face mask.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Being a mute makes exonerating yourself from a crime you didn't commit ''really'' difficult.
* SixthRanger: It's not even clear if he's a member of the armed forces, but he's certainly more detached from TheTeam, more powerful and mysterious.
* TheSpeechless, TheVoiceless: His throat was cut with a shuriken.
* StealthHiBye: He and Franchise/{{Batman}} should have a competition. ''And no one would know who the winner was.''

!!Roadblock
->''Real Name: Marvin Hinton\\
Rank: Corporal\\
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi''

Voice Actor: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

* TheBigGuy
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/TheATeam BA Baraccus]].
* GentleGiant: More than willing to use his size to scare bad guys, but actually one of the friendliest and most easy-going members of the team.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Sports a massive set of muttonchop sideburns even prior to being forced to go on the run from the Army as a renegade.
* {{Metalhead}}: Loves his metal music, much to Tunnel Rat's chagrin.
* MrFixit: First shown underneath a car, and is the main force keeping The Coyote up and running.

!!Tunnel Rat
->''Real Name: Nicky Lee\\
Rank: Private First Class\\
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York''

Voice Actor: Matthew Yang King

* AmericanAccents: Sports a Noo Yawk accent, much like Rattrap.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Expy}}: For Rattrap from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''.
* TheMedic: Particularly good at identifying plants and herbs for treatment.
* PekingDuckChristmas: Implied by the fact his parents own a kosher Chinese restaurant.
* ThePigpen: Characters have commented on his smell a few times. He says he can't help it, it's from the tunnels.
* ProperlyParanoid: He counts his paranoia as a virtue [[spoiler:and it saves him from being brainwashed by Tomax and Xamot.]]
* RaceLift: His previous incarnations were of MixedAncestry, but this version seems to be American-born to Chinese immigrants.
* TunnelKing

!!Ripcord
->''Real Name: Wallace Weems\\
Rank: Private First Class\\
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio''

Voice Actor: Creator/KharyPayton

* [[spoiler: BlackGuyDiesFirst: You knew this was a danger when they went in with two.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted in "Prodigal."]]
* [[spoiler:CameBackWrong: Survived the explosion from the 1st episode but was infused with Bio-Viper material.]]
** [[spoiler:CameBackStrong: Once he gets his chip removed, though, his Bio-Viper abilities become very useful.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: With the control chip removed, Ripcord can control his Bio-Viper side.]]
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Due to the control chip Cobra implanted in him after his capture. After that's taken care of, though, this becomes extremely handy VoluntaryShapeshifting.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He means well, but the nicknames he gives the Joes comes from his brutal honesty or him making fun of them.
* [[spoiler:MauveShirt]]
* TheNicknamer: Everyone on the team except Duke, Snake Eyes, and Ripcord himself get their nicknames this way, Ripcord getting his from Scarlett.
* [[spoiler:RubberMan]]
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLamb]]
* [[spoiler:SuperStrength]]
* [[spoiler:TraumaInducedAmnesia]]
* WalkingSpoiler: If you couldn't tell.

!!Breaker
->''Real Name: Alvin Kibbey\\
Rank: N/A\\
Birthplace: England\\
a.k.a.: Coyote''

Voice Actor: Greg Ellis

* NonActionGuy
* SixthRanger
* TheSmartGuy

[[WMG:[[color:blue:Other US Military Personnel]]]]
Technically, GI Joe isn't an official organization in this treatment; only those who are actually doing ''Series/TheATeam'' thing are Joes. Other US miltary personnel featured on the show include:

!!Clayton Abernathy
->''Rank: General\\
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado''

Voice Actor: Lee Majors

* BigGood: The goal of the series is to get enough evidence to him to allow the Joes to clear their name.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: He's never referred to as "General Hawk".
* EyepatchOfPower
* FourStarBadass
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He wants to believe Scarlet, but he can't accept her word alone.

!!Flint
->''Real Name: Dashiell Fairborne\\
Rank: Lieutenant\\
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas''

Voice Actor: Johnny Messner

* ButtMonkey
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Even when he actually catches the Joes it's only temporary.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's definitely on the heroic side of things and does what's right, but he's a bit of a JerkAss.
* InspectorJavert: If you look at it from his point of view, the Joes don't have any proof that Cobra was manufacturing Bio-Vipers and they all have various reasons for blowing up the plant (money troubles, criminal histories, etc.) He does promise Duke to look after the families of the Joes when [[spoiler: Duke's brother turns them in]].
* JerkJock: His first line of dialogue with Duke is referencing a time he sacked him in a football game.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Especially with Duke before they became friends. Even a litte after.
* TheRival: To Duke

!!Lady Jaye
->''Real Name: Alison Hart-Burnett\\
Rank: Sergeant\\
Birthplace: Bridgewater, Massachussets''

Voice Actor: Creator/NikaFutterman

* ActionGirl
* IOweYouMyLife: During a mission, her helicopter crashed. Duke abandoned the mission to go save her life. It was because of this that she believes Duke and the other Joes are innocent, and covertly aides them.
* TheMole: Helping the Joes out.

[[WMG:[[color:red:COBRA Industries]]]]
They are the Enemy...but no one knows it.

* AnimalMotifs: If you can think of a way to subtly or not-so-subtly link something back to serpentine imagery, Cobra have done it. '''S'''hop '''S'''mart and '''S'''ave, the universe Wal-Mart, for example.
* MegaCorp
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Again, no one knows what they're really up to.

!!Cobra Commander
->''Real Name: ?\\
Alias: Adam [=DeCobray=]''

Voice Actor: Creator/CharlieAdler

* BadBoss: Increasingly so as the series progresses and COBRA suffers more and more setbacks.
* BaldOfEvil: He see him without his mask, covered in shadows, but with enough light to let us know he has no hair on his head.
* TheBeastmaster: He has an enormous genetically modified cobra named [[MythologyGag Serpentor]] that he keeps as a pet, which was made for him by Mindbender. He feeds at least two minions to it over the course of the series, and it almost eats [=McCullen=] before he agrees to turn over MARS Industries to COBRA.
* BigBad: As usual.
* CoolMask: As usual.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's the head of COBRA Industries
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eye Take Warning]]
* RoleReprisal: From ''Westernanimation/GIJoeResolute''.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Again, no one know what COBRA's up to and his "Adam [=DeCobray=]" identity appears in videos as a business trying to help people.

!!The Baroness
->''Real Name: Anastasia Cisarovna''

Voice Actor: Tatyana Yassukovich

* BadassLongcoat
* TheBaroness: The newest incarnation of the TropeNamer. Surprisingly...well-developed for a kids' show.
* DarkActionGirl: Although her high-ranking position in Cobra means that she rarely goes into combat.
* TheDragon

!!Dr. Mindbender
->''Real Name: Brian Bender''

Voice Actor: Charlie Schlattler

* DeadpanSnarker
* ForScience: He likes to make monsters or tamper with peoples' brains just for the sake of proving it's possible.
* EvilGenius: He's wanted for "crimes against nature", and works for COBRA because it keeps the law off of his back and lets him do what he loves.
* InsufferableGenius: He knows how smart he is and he loves rubbing it into peoples' faces.
* LaughablyEvil: Sure, he's an amoral MadScientist, but ''damn'', does he ever have fun with it.
* MadScientist: Is more impressed that one of his creations managed to escape and wreak havoc than the fact that it's loose and potentially blowing their cover...
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: He's unquestionably a genius bio-engineer, but also a total scumbag.
* NonActionGuy: It's better to let the Baroness do the ass-kicking.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Lampshaded as soon as the Joes learned his name.

!!Major Bludd
->''Real Name: Sebastian Bludd''

Voice Actor: André Sogliuzzo

* {{Badass}}: It deserves special mention, because...
** {{Determinator}}: He's just that driven...
** MadeOfIron: And just that tough
* EyepatchOfPower: Not just for generals anymore.
* ItsPersonal: After [[spoiler: losing an eye to the Joes]], Major Bludd agrees to hunt them down for free.
* LandDownUnder
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Both when he loses an eye and an arm, he just seems more [[TranquilFury seething with rage]] than the shouts of pain you would expect.
* OnlyAFleshWound
* PrivateMilitaryContractors
* RegretEatingMe: To the crocodile who ate his arm: "Hope ya choke on it!"


!!Storm Shadow
->''Real Name: Tomisaburo Arashikage''

Voice Actor: Andrew Kishino

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Storm Shadow always felt second to Snake Eyes.
* CainAndAbel: Jinx describes the relationship between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes as this.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Though inverted from the norm, as heroic Snake Eyes is dressed in black, and AntiVillain Storm Shadow is dressed in white.
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler:After Snake Eyes brings a grenade to a sword fight, Storm Shadow uses explosives in his next engagement, and sees no problem working with COBRA if it helps him kill Snake Eyes.]]
* CurbStompBattle: The only people who have lasted longer than a few seconds in a fight with him are Snake Eyes and Jinx.
* DualWielding
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: He believes Snake Eyes murdered his uncle]].
** [[spoiler: It was actually an accident that Hard Master was poisoned. Storm Shadow wanted to poison Snake Eyes but the cups were switched beforehand. When Storm Shadow learned of this, he dropped his grudge (but not his hatred) and went ronin.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Ninja}}
* OffscreenTeleportation: Somehow goes from being kicked off the roof of a fast moving train, and ''clearly landing on the ground'', to appearing in a train carriage about a minute later.
* RivalTurnedEvil
* StealthHiBye

!!Destro
->''Real Name: James [=McCullen=]''

Voice Actor: Creator/ClancyBrown

* AFatherToHisMen: He may be a bad man himself, but he's very loyal to his underlings.
* ArmsDealer: As always, he's a highly skilled military technology developer.
* BatmanGambit: Failed spectacularly due to ''severely'' underestimating Adam [=DeCobray=]/Cobra Commander.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's very attracted to the Baroness, and she does reciprocate, though her loyalty is still to COBRA.
* GeniusBonus: Spelled out InUniverse; "destro" means "destruction" or "ruination", and it is forced upon those family members who greatly injure the Clan [=McCullen=] through their ineptitude.
* MarkOfShame: Twofold, this time:
** The famous metal mask, but this time it's Cobra Commander's idea, since [=McCullen=] used a mask to [[spoiler: try and use the Joes to take down COBRA on his behalf]].
** He is also forced to adopt the name Destro, which in this continuity is a term his clan uses for utter failures. Having lost control of his company to COBRA, he is forced to assume the moniker.
* [[spoiler: TheMole: A subversion--a bad guy who wants to bring down Cobra Industries. Unfortunately, Cobra Commander found out.]]

!!Zartan
-> ''Real name: ?''

Voice Actor: Creator/BrianBloom

* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The Drednoks are a classic example under his leadership.
* BadassBiker
* CreepySouvenir: He likes to take items off of people he's intimidated -- nametags, glasses, hair... He tried to steal Snake-Eyes' visor when he [[BadassInDistress had the ninja held captive]], but changes his mind once he sees the NightmareFace.
* {{Jerkass}}
* EvilGloating
* IShallTauntYou: Mimicking his opponents, while delivering a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[BreakThemByTalking throw them off guard]].
* MasterOfDisguise: TookALevelInBadass after gaining possession of a Cobra Industries holographic disguise suit.
* VoiceChangeling: Mostly as a sadistic taunt, but used strategically at least once.

!!Firefly
->''Real Name: ?''

Voice Actor: PeterMacNicol

* {{Pyromaniac}}: He ''really'' likes setting things on fire.
* PsychoForHire: Baroness hires to destroy the twon of Green Ridge when the town won a court order to stop the construction of a dam built by by COBRA Industries.
* TalkativeLoon: He tends to talk a lot.

!!Tomax and Xamot

Voice actor: Stephen Stanton

* CreepyTwins: Even creepier than in the original series.
* {{Cult}}: Former leaders of one.
* PsychicPowers: They brainwashed most of the members of their cult -- and most of the Joes.
* TwinBanter
* TwinTelepathy: They have it, and they're actually able to use it to brainwash others. For a time, COBRA uses them as guinea pigs to develop their own mind-controlling technology, including telepathic remote control over the Bio-Vipers.
* WonderTwinPowers: Their PsychicPowers weaken when they're further away from each other.

!!Bio-Vipers

Genetically engineered super-soldiers created by Dr. Mindbender, they are the primary "special product" that COBRA is developing during the course of the series. It was discovering the first Bio-Viper lab that resulted in the Joes being branded as renegades.

* BlobMonster: Bio-Vipers are fundamentally amorphous masses of plant-based gelatinous matter. However, they normally assume a more humanoid form, because this makes them more useful.
* CombatTentacles: They can sprout these to attack, but later versions typically don't bother.
* {{Cyborg}}: The short-lived Mecha-Vipers are Bio-Vipers integrated into a heavily-armored [[PoweredArmour combat exo-suit]].
* HealingFactor: Because they're synthetic masses of gelatinous matter, they can reassemble their bodies with ease. It's hard to inflict a lingering injury.
* HiveMind: Later iterations of Bio-Vipers are controlled by artificial telepathic broadcasts, connecting them into a singular mind.
* MadeOfPlasticine: They're not physically tough, but because they can pull themselves back together effortlessly, it doesn't matter.
* {{Planimal}}: Their base components are plant tissues.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: A short-lived iteration gain increased intelligence at the cost of being destructible by shooting them in the head.
* SuperSoldier: What they were created to be.
* TheTechnopath: The once-off Techno-Viper, a Bio-Viper/nanite swarm hybrid that could drain electricity and control technology.
* TunnelKing: By reverting to blob form, they can burrow under the ground to spring a surprise attack.
* UndergroundMonkey: Aside from the various iterations of Bio-Viper, there's also the Mecha-Vipers (Bio-Vipers wrapped around exo-suits), the Techno-Viper (gray, more bestial technopathic Bio-Viper), and the Shadow-Vipers (black Bio-Vipers neurally linked to Storm Shadow).
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Due to being made of goo, they can reshape themselves in various ways.
* WeaksauceWeakness: At least the original Bio-Vipers, due to being made of plant-based material, can be destroyed with weedkiller.