Characters: G.I. Joe Film Series
The character sheet for the Live Action G. I. Joe Film Series
A soldier who joins the Joes in the first movie, the first film's protagonist. Real name: Conrad Hauser.
The leader of the Joes. Real name: Clayton Abernathy.
The G.I. Joe team's intelligence expert. Real name: Shana M. O'Hara
An soldier who joins the Joes in the first movie, the team's expert pilot. Real name: Wallace Weems.
Played by: Marlon Wayans
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.
The field commander of G.I. Joe and the team's heavy machine gunner. Real name: Hershel Dalton.
The Joe's communications specialist and hacker. Real name: Abel Shaz.
Played by: Saďd Taghmaoui
The team's special weapons officer and Personal assistant to Gen. Hawk. Real name: Courtney Kreiger.
Played by: Karolína Kurková
G.I. Joe's special operations instructor who teaches combat training. Real name: Geoffrey Stone IV.
Gen. Joe Coulton
The original G.I. Joe, who helps out Roadblock, Lady Jaye, and Flint.
G.I. Joe's infantry heavy weapons specialist and cook. Real name: Marvin F. Hinton.
The covert ops specialist and the only female member in Roadblock and Duke's squad in G.I. Joe: Retaliation
. She is also a guns specialist. Real name: Jaye Burnett.
Special Forces Warrant Officer in Duke and Roadblock's Squad. Real name: Dashiell R. Faireborn
Played by: D.J. Cotrona
- The Lancer: To Roadblock following Duke's death.
- Race Lift: Mildly, as he's played by Hispanic-American actor D.J. Cotrona.
Played by: Joseph Mazzello
Another ninja in the service of the G.I. Joes. She is Snake Eyes' protege. Real name: Classified.
The Doctor/ Cobra Commander
One half of the Big Bad Duumvirate
of the first film, which makes sense because he's the Big Bad of the franchise
. He assists McCullen in his evil plans, but secretly has plans of his own. Real name: Rex Lewis
The other half of the Big Bad Duumvirate
of the first film, though more of The Heavy
. 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.
Cobra Intelligence Officer who married a wealthy European aristocrat before she has Storm Shadow kill him
/ Real name: Ana Lewis
aka Anastascia DeCobray.
Played by: Sienna Miller
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
A master of disguises who thanks to The Doctor's experimentation can shapeshift
. Real name: Classified
Played by: Arnold Vosloo, Jonathan Pryce (when he's pretending to be the President of the United States)
- Actor Allusion: A couple of references are made to The Mummy Trilogy.
- Arc Words: Him whistling "Jolly Good Fellow."
- The Bad Guy Wins: 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.
- Dies Wide Open
- Dying as Yourself
- Dirty Coward
- Dragon-in-Chief: 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.
- The Heavy: In Retaliation, while Cobra Commander is the Big Bad, Zartan is the most prominent antagonist in the film and he does more to set Cobra's evil plan in motion.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the second movie, thanks to Storm Shadow.
- Karmic Death: 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.
- Kick the Dog: His murder of Cover Girl.
- The second movie reveals that he murdered Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow's master, the Hard Master, and framed Storm Shadow for it.
- Laughably Evil: Has his moments in the second movie while disguised as the President. Including one scene where he plays Angry Birds on his phone.
- Master of Disguise: Appropriate, considering his actor's previous role. To the point that he's American President.
- President Evil
- Psycho for Hire
- Psychopathic Man Child: While posing as the President, he loves making Incredibly Lame Puns, hanging out with celebrities, and playing games on his smartphone.
- Walking Spoiler: It is hard to describe Zartan and how vital he plays to Cobra's plans.
- Would Hit a Girl
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
- 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 that the Doctor is actually Cobra Commander.
- Demoted to Extra: 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.
- For Science!
- Mad Scientist
- Meaningful Name / Names to Run Away From Really Fast
The President of the United States of America
Played by: Jonathan Pryce
- Kill and Replace: Semi-subverted. Zartan only replaces the President, but doesn't kill him. He was needed for retinal scanning to authorize the US nuclear football.
- You're Insane!: 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: Gerald Okamura
- Death by Flashback: He only exists in a flashback, but his death is what kicks off the rivalry between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Not by Storm Shadow, but by Zartan, who frames the former for it.
- Parental Favoritism: He seemed to have favor Snake Eyes rather than Storm Shadow while they were growing up and being taught martial arts.