* ExecutiveVeto: Warren Ellis originally planned for Cobra Commander to obliterate Beijing, but the Hasbro executives shot that down. They were OK with destroying Moscow though.
** FridgeLogic suggests this was to avoid offending China -- ''where Hasbro's toys are made.''
* FakeNationality: Given four voice actors were involved, it was inevitable, but it also lapses into Fake Race as well.
** Creator/CharlieAdler (Jewish-American) voiced Hard Master (Japanese) and Stalker (African-American).
** Creator/SteveBlum (also Jewish-American) voiced Ripcord, Doc, Roadblock, and Zartan (the former three African-American, the latter one Australian[[note]]though one of his earlier file cards identified Zartan as French[[/note]]).
** Music/GreyDeLisle (Dutch/French/Irish/Mexican/Norwegian-American) as the Baroness (Russian).
** Creator/EricBauza (Japanese-Canadian) voice Destro (Caucasian-Scottish), Storm Shadow (a native of Japan) and Tunnel Rat (Chinese-American).
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/CharlieAdler (who usually plays high-voiced wimps, effete losers, little girls, and smug, smarmy jerks in more comedic fare) as Cobra Commander (a character whose actions aren't played for laughs and is an actual threat[[note]]at least in this incarnation. The 1980s version where Cobra Commander was voiced by Chris Latta/Christopher Collins wasn't this way at all, mostly due to ExecutiveMeddling[[/note]]). This wasn't the first time he's voiced a main character in a serious action series either- he previously was T-Bone/Chance Furlong in ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats''.