The character sheet for the live-action ''Franchise/GIJoe'' film series, consisting of ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' and ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.

!G.I. Joe

An elite special missions force whose mission is to defend the world from terrorists.

!!Conrad Hauser / Duke
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ChanningTatum

A soldier who joins the Joes in the first movie, and serves as the first film's protagonist.
* AFatherToHisMen: Becomes a captain the second movie, and has good relationship with his teammates. Roadblock describes him as "A good captain, a better friend".
* DatingCatwoman: The Baroness is his ex-fiancée whom he still has feelings for.
* {{Determinator}}: His absolute refusal to tire or give up helps him save Paris in the first movie.
* DemotedToExtra: Despite getting a promotion, his role was much smaller in the second movie, where he dies in the first act.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Goes out pretty abruptly during a Cobra attack. People certainly wouldn't expect the first movie's main protagonist to die in such a manner.
* TheHero: Of the first movie. It's a WelcomeEpisode for him as he joins the G.I. Joes. [[spoiler:In the sequel this role is passed on to Roadblock.]]
* 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: How he brings about [[spoiler:Baronness' HeelFaceTurn.]]
* MauveShirt: In the second movie, where he has little screen time but plenty of characterization and plot significance.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Rex Lewis's (supposed) death. And for leaving Ana to grieve alone since he couldn't face her for not being able to keep his promise, allowing her to become the Baroness.]]
* SacrificialLion: In ''Retaliation'' [[spoiler:where his death makes the stakes clear and motivates the surviving Joes.]]

[[folder: Gen. Hawk]]
!!Gen. Clayton Abernathy / Gen. Hawk
->'''Played by:''' Creator/DennisQuaid

The leader of the Joes.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Picks up a gun when the Pit is attacked. Also, he manages to evade some blows from Storm Shadow and punch Zartan in the face!
* FourStarBadass: Very high-ranked.
* NiceHat: A military beret.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He picks operatives well and insists on getting good intelligence. Also, see below.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Keeps the Joes on-mission even when he's been ordered to disband them- because a Joe has been captured and the world is in imminent danger.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He doesn't appear in the second movie. Whether he's been killed off between the films, or if he's simply left, is not made clear.

[[folder: Scarlett]]
!!Shana M. O'Hara / Scarlett
->'''Played by:''' Creator/RachelNichols

The G.I. Joe team's intelligence expert.
* TheAce: Smarter, and a better shot, than most of her teammates.
* ActionGirl: As opposed to Cover Girl, who isn't one in this continuity.
* AdaptationalNationality: Hails from Canada in this universe, whereas other incarnations hailed from the state of Georgia (her codename and last name being a ShoutOut to [[Literature/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett O'Hara]]).
* BadassBiker: Rides a motorcycle in the infamous Paris chase.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: For very long, at least.
* ColdSniper: Downplayed. She's a DefrostingIceQueen, not a sociopath.
* FieryRedhead: Downplayed. She's more aloof than furious.
* HeroesWantRedheads: In this medium, it's Ripcord.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Her crossbow, which can computer-target any part of an enemy's body.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's an excellent shot with or without her crossbow.
* SpyCatsuit: Well, she's wearing black body armour like all the Joes in the first movie, but hers is particularly form-fitting.
* TheSquadette: She's the only female member of Alpha Team (the unit of front-line Joes from the first movie).
* 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.

[[folder: Ripcord]]
!!Wallace Weems / Ripcord
->'''Played by:''' Marlon Wayans

An soldier who joins the Joes in the first movie, the team's expert pilot.
* AcePilot: Not for most of the movie, though.
* BlackBestFriend: To Duke in the first movie.
* ChekhovsHobby: When he's introduced, he mentions that he'd like like to transfer from the army to the air force and has some simulator time completed. When he joins the Joes, most of the operations we see him carry out are on foot, but at the climax, a pilot is needed...
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Scarlett. It annoys her at first.
* ImprobablePilotingSkills: Shoots down [[spoiler: two nanomite warheads aimed at Moscow and Washington D.C.]]
* TheLancer: To Duke.
* RaceLift: Was white in all canon before 2009 (i.e., the cartoon series from the 1980s and 2000s, the action figures that corresponded to the cartoons, and the comics from the 1980s and 2000s).
* {{Sidekick}}: To Duke. They're even introduced as buddies in the army.
* 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.

[[folder: Snake Eyes]]
!!Snake Eyes
->'''Played by:''' Creator/RayPark

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.
* TheBigGuy: He's the Joes' best combatant, and gets involved in most of the physical action.
* CombatPragmatist: When he was a kid, he was willing to hit his opponents with any available object. He mosly avoids this as an adult. [[spoiler:He has no problem with using chloroform on Storm Shadow in the sequel, though.]]
* 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 is blindsided by an oncoming train]'']]
* 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.
* 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}}: Probably the most over-the-top awesome one in twenty-first century American film.
* TheQuietOne: The low exhalation he utters [[spoiler:at Storm Shadow's apparent death]] is the most he's ever said in ''any'' continuity.
* TheRival: To Storm Shadow.
* TheVoiceless: He's taken a vow of silence, and not only does the man not speak, he's never heard making any noise (no shouts, whispers, sighs, nothing).
* YouKilledMyFather: His enmity with Storm Shadow began when the latter killed Hard Master -- who had served as a father figure to both boys.

[[folder: Heavy Duty]]
!!Hershel Dalton / Heavy Duty
->'''Played by:''' Creator/AdewaleAkinnuoyeAgbaje

The field commander of G.I. Joe and the team's heavy machine gunner.
* AdaptationalNationality: This Heavy Duty is English.
* AdaptationNameChange: from Lamont Morris to Hershel Dalton.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: But not as much as Roadblock. He's the leader of Alpha Team.
* TheBigGuy: Shared with Snake Eyes and Roadblock (from the second movie).
* {{Expy}}: Of Roadblock (who later appeared in the second movie).
* GatlingGood: His WeaponOfChoice.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, there's no hints of any relation to Roadblock.
* ScaryBlackMan: Downplayed.
* WouldntHitAGirl
-->"Don't make me shoot a woman."

[[folder: Breaker]]
!!Abel Shaz / Breaker
->'''Played by:''' Creator/SaidTaghmaoui

The Joe's communications specialist and hacker.
* AdaptationNameChange: From Alvin Kibbey to Abel Shaz.
* 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: Handsome actor, impossible tech skills...
* HollywoodHacking: Hacks a dead man's ''brain.''
* InterrogatingTheDead: Via MacGyvering a palm pilot.
* NonActionGuy: Never uses a weapon.
* RaceLift: Was white before this movie, now he's a Moroccan Arab.
* TheSmartGuy: In the first movie.

[[folder: Cover Girl]]
!! Courtney Kreiger / Cover Girl
->'''Played by:''' Karolína Kurková

The personal assistant to Gen. Hawk.
* DemotedToExtra: Many didn't even realize she was supposed to be Cover Girl.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Zartan.]]
* InNameOnly: All other versions of Cover Girl are tank drivers.
* SexySecretary: Oddly enough.

[[folder: Sgt. Stone]]
!!Sgt. Geoffrey Stone IV
->'''Played by:''' Creator/BrendanFraser

G.I. Joe's special operations instructor who teaches combat training.
* TheCameo: He's only there for the training scene.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Downplayed.
* {{Expy}}: Sgt. Stone seems to be a replacement for the character/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: A military beret.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Surprisingly, he seems much more pleasant than most iterations of the Joe's Drill Sergeant.

[[folder: Gen. Joe Colton]]
!!Gen. Joseph "Joe" Colton
->'''Played by:''' Creator/BruceWillis

The original G.I. Joe, who helps out Roadblock, Lady Jaye, and Flint.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Much more gruff than the easygoing Joe Colton from the comics.
* BadassGrandpa: He comes out of retirement and proves to be an essential member of the team. Also, he fires an assault rifle from the back of a speeding El Camino.
* BaldOfAwesome: He ''is'' played by Creator/BruceWillis, after all.
* BigGood: He founded the Joes. Also, he [[spoiler: joins Roadblock's team and provides them with essential weapons and allies.]]
* CrazyPrepared: He's got a ''lot'' of weapons hidden in his kitchen, including a pair of grenades hidden in a bowl of fruit.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Develops one with Lady Jaye.
* RetiredBadass: "President says I can't come out of retirement. They didn't say anything about reenlisting."
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With Lady Jaye.
* TheSouthpaw: He's left-handed.

[[folder: Roadblock]]
!!Marvin F. Hinton / Roadblock
->'''Played by:''' Wrestling/DwayneJohnson

G.I. Joe's infantry heavy weapons specialist and cook.
* BadassBaritone
* BadassBeard: Most earlier incarnations of Roadblock just had a mustache. This one has a goatee.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Once he becomes the leader. He's rocking the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Ben Sisko look]].
* BlackBestFriend: Replaces Ripcord as Duke's primary companion. They exchange playful banters and play games together when they're off duty. Duke even looks after his daughters when he's otherwise busy.
* 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: He wields a Browning M2 Aircraft machine gun at the climax. This is an homage to the Marvel comic book series where it was his his WeaponOfChoice.
* GeniusBruiser: He's not only strong, but he's also pretty smart and good at coming up with strategies.
* TheLeader: Becomes the leader of the Joes after [[spoiler:Duke's death]].
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, there's no signs of any relation with Heavy Duty.

[[folder: Lady Jaye]]
!!Jaye Burnett / Lady Jaye
->'''Played by:''' Creator/AdriannePalicki

The covert ops specialist and the only female member in Roadblock and Duke's squad in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''. She is also a guns specialist.
* ActionGirl: Very capable of fighting, to the point that she earned the respect from Gen. Colton himself.
* BadassBookworm: She's kind of a Breaker/Scarlett combo.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Develops a bond with Colton, who is probably twice her age.
* MsFanservice: She ends up wearing a red dress while disguised as a Creator/FoxNews reporter. Later, she ends up undressing.
* SemperFi: She comes from the marines.
* TheSmartGuy: Takes over this role from the absent Breaker.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her distant father died before she had the chance to prove herself to him, while nothing much is said of her mother.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Her father was a military chauvinist who believed that women can't make good soldiers. She enlisted in the army, determined to outrank him so that he would respect her.

[[folder: Flint]]
!!Dashiell R. Faireborn / Flint
->'''Played by:''' D.J. Cotrona

Special Forces Warrant Officer in Duke and Roadblock's Squad.
* TheLancer: To Roadblock following [[spoiler:Duke's death]].

[[folder: Mouse]]
->'''Played by:''' Joseph Mazzello

* FriendlySniper: A sniper who cracks some jokes.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Killed off in the purge.]]

[[folder: Jinx]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ElodieYung

Another ninja in the service of the G.I. Joes. She is Snake Eyes' protege. Real name: Classified.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Other versions of the character usually wear a simple red ninja outfit. In the movie, she has a black and yellow outfit which seems based on a G.I. Joe character named [[ Agent Helix]]. This was likely done to keep her visually distinct from the enemy red ninjas in the film.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Her existence prevents Lady Jaye from being the sole female on the team.
* 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.]]
* {{Ninja}}: She's a member of the Arashikage clan.
* TheQuietOne: Though she has a few lines, unlike Snake Eyes, she's relatively taciturn.
* {{Sidekick}}: She's Snake Eyes's apprentice, and travels with him to the Himalayas to capture Storm Shadow.

!Military Armaments Research Syndicate (MARS)/Cobra

The Military Armaments Research Syndicate (MARS) is a weapons developing company that in turn became Cobra, a terrorist organization bent on world domination.

[[folder: Rex Lewis / The Doctor]]
!!Rexford "Rex" Lewis / The Doctor
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->'''Played by:''' Creator/JosephGordonLevitt (''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''); Luke Bracey (body), Robert Baker (voice) (''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'')

One half of the BigBadDuumvirate of the first film. He assists [=McCullen=] in his evil plans, but secretly has plans of his own.
* AxCrazy: Gradually becomes this, eventually gaining the nerve to nuke entire cities.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports one in ''Retaliation''.
* BatmanGambit: His plan in the first movie is one.
* BaldOfEvil: His hair has been burned off, but he initially wears a wig.
* BigBad: Of [[spoiler: the second movie.]]
* 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. [[spoiler:Furthermore, in the sequel he wears the classic Cobra Commander mask.]]
* CompositeCharacter: He is a merger of Doctor Mindbender, [[spoiler:Cobra Commander]], and Eugene ([[spoiler:The Baroness' brother from the Marvel Comics version]]).
* DragonAscendant [[spoiler:He takes his first oppurtunity to overthrow Destro, take over MARS, reform it as the terrorist organization Cobra, and declare himself to be Cobra Commander.]]
* EvilGenius: In the first movie.
* EvilIsHammy: Even before [[spoiler:he becomes Cobra Commander]], he had his hammy moments. [[SoftSpokenSadist He's a bit calmer]] in ''Retaliation''.
* EvilSoundsDeep: 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.
* 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]].
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film's director stated that they avoided using Cobra Commander's hood (which he often swapped with his battle helmet in the cartoon and comics) as they wanted to avoid having him resemble a Ku Klux Klansman, thus the original mask design in the first movie. They also felt it was too early to introduce his classic battle helmet, wanting to save that for the sequel.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: This version of Cobra Commabder is Baroness's brother.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:[[DragonAscendant He succeeds in overthrowing Destro as well]].]]
* TheStoic: Very rarely does he raise his voice.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Until he saw Doctor Mindbender's experiments.]]
* VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler:While a little hypocritical, Rex was right to call Duke out for abandoning Ana to suffer losing her brother.]]

[[folder: Destro]]
!!James [=McCullen=] XXIV / Destro
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->'''Played by:''' Creator/ChristopherEccleston

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
* AdaptationalVillainy: Destro in the comics, while still technically a villain, is a much more honorable and principled man; vestiges of this made it into the cartoon. In the live action film, Destro has little in the way of redeeming values.
* ArmsDealer: He owns a weapons research facility, and develops a superweapon that can decimate an entire city at a short time.
* BadassInANiceSuit: He is always seen with an almost all black business suit.
* BatmanGambit: He's not as good at these as The Doctor is, though.
* 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.
* DemotedToExtra: He's only briefly in the sequel and doesn't get any lines there.
* TheHeavy: While he's one half the BigBadDuumvirate, Destro's a bit more proactive than The Doctor.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Defied. He refuses to tell Duke his whole plan, which allows Cobra to continue it in the sequel.
* 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.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I've finally taken my place in the long line of [=McCullens=]."]]
* LargeHam: Christopher Eccleston is arguably giving a HamAndCheese performance.
* LegacyCharacter: His medieval ancestor (who we meet in the opening scene) was a lot like him.
* TragicKeepsake: Subverted, he keeps the metal mask of his ancestor to remind him to never get caught like he did.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:To quote Cobra Commander in the sequel, "Destro, you're out of the band".]]

[[folder: The Baroness]]
!!Ana Lewis / Anastascia [=DeCobray=] / The Baroness
->'''Played by:''' Creator/SiennaMiller

A Cobra Intelligence Officer who married a wealthy European aristocrat.
* AdaptationalNameChange: Her real name is Ana Lewis, while Anastascia is her alias. It's unclear if she used "Cisarovna" as a maiden name before marrying Baron Daniel [=DeCobray=].
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Baroness forces a woman out of an elevator at gunpoint. Then casually compliments her choice of footwear.
* TheBaroness: No surprise here.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: The only reason she's fighting for the villains is because she's being mind-controlled by nanomites.]]
* DarkActionGirl: She trained under Storm Shadow, so she fights well. She's also a member of the villainous organisation, Cobra.
* DarkChick: Uses her feminine wiles to gain a scientist's research for Destro.
* DatingCatwoman: She used to be engaged to Duke. They later reconcile, prompting her HighHeelFaceTurn.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Averted. Even though the nanomites have been removed from her body, she has to stay imprisoned for a while.]]
* GunsAkimbo: Fights with two guns.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: The only female Cobra member, and later defects to the heroes' side after the effects of her brainwashing is removed.
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: A victim of severe brainwashing. Grief over her brother's death and abandonment by Duke made it easy.]]
* MsFanservice: A well-endowed seductress who goes around wearing ''very'' form-fitting outfits.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: This incarnation is Cobra Commander's sister.]]
* ShootYourMate: [[spoiler: She doesn't kill her husband Daniel [=DeCobray=], but she does kiss him knowing Storm Shadow will kill him for touching her.]]
* SpyCatsuit: Wears a tight leather suit during her behind-the-scene missions. In fact, it's her picture on the page.
* TheSquadette: She's the only woman we see on the MARS/Cobra side.
* ThatWomanIsDead: [[spoiler:When Duke threatens to shoot Ana/The Baroness if Storm Shadow moves:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''The Baroness:''' ''[to Duke]'' Do it. You already killed me once.]]

[[folder: Storm Shadow]]
!!Thomas Arashikage / Storm Shadow
->'''Played by:''' Byung-hun Lee

A member of the ninja clan Arashikage, trained under his uncle, the Hard Master. He is the rival of Snake Eyes.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's a skilled ninja apprentice who's very proud of his skills. He does ''not'' take it well when Snake Eyes bested him in combat.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears one.
* BifurcatedWeapon: Can combine his two swords into a double-bladed one.
* TheBrute: In the first movie, he's depicted as one of the more violent-prone member of the Cobra.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Seemingly falls to his death after his final encounter with Snake Eyes. However, he survives and appears in the second movie.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: 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.
* EasilyForgiven: After TheReveal that he did ''not'' kill the Hard Master, and then helping the Joes bring down Zartan, Snake Eyes allowed him to walk off scott-free, even though he's murdered innocents and broke free the Cobra Commander.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:With the Joes in ''Retaliation''.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Killing women disgusts him.
-->'''Storm Shadow:''' For you, Zartan, I make an exception.
** He was surprised when the Baroness wanted him to kill her husband Adam [=DeCobray=].
* FreudianExcuse: He was framed for his master's murder and while being on the run, was shown kindness by Zartan, who led him to become what he is right now.
-->'''Storm Shadow:''' My path was chosen for me by my enemy who framed me for killing the Hard Master, and my friends who believed it.
* GreenEyedMonster: Resented Snake Eyes for being a better fighter than he, and (supposedly) killed the Hard Master when the latter showed more favour towards Snake Eyes.
* 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.
* 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. This is [[UsefulNotes/KoreansInJapan not that far-fetched.]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler: He willingly lets himself get 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: He takes an unbelievable amount of punishment.
* ManInWhite: Whether he's in his Ninja outfit, or in his casual clothes, he's always wearing white. Probably to contrast Snake Eyes' all-black attire.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Unlike his animated counterpart, this Storm Shadow is almost ''never'' seen with his mask on. He does wear them once in a while, but would always take it off before joining in the big action scenes.
* MasterOfYourDomain: [[spoiler: He can make his heart rate go down, which he uses to free Cobra Commander.]]
* MrFanservice: He's undoubtedly well-built, and the movies constantly find reasons for him to go shirtless.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Shares a name with a cruise missile.
* {{Ninja}}
* NotQuiteDead: He survives a stabbing and fall into freezing water.
* 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, he longed for Hard Master's approval.
* WorthyOpponent: To Snake Eyes.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Is disgusted by the murder of [[spoiler: Cover Girl.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Why he goes after [[spoiler: Zartan]] in the second movie.

[[folder: Zartan]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ArnoldVosloo; Creator/JonathanPryce (when he's pretending to be the President of the United States)

A master of disguises who thanks to The Doctor's experimentation [[VoluntaryShapeshifting can shapeshift]]. Real name: Classified
* ArcWords: Him whistling "Jolly Good Fellow."
* TheBadGuyWins: 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: In the second movie.
* DyingAsYourself: Reverts to his original form after Storm Shadow kills him.
* 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 the President. Including one scene where he plays ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' on his phone [[spoiler: while the world's superpowers scramble attempting to stop a nuclear holocaust]].
* MasterOfDisguise: Appropriate, considering his actor's [[Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant previous]] [[Film/DarkmanIIIDieDarkmanDie role]]. To the point that he's [[MoleInCharge American President]].
* PresidentEvil: In the second movie.
* PsychoForHire: In the first movie.
* PsychopathicManchild: While 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: Unlike Storm Shadow.

[[folder: Doctor Mindbender]]
!!Doctor Mindbender
->'''Played by:''' Kevin J. O'Connor

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.
* DecoyProtagonist: 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: His motivation.
* MadScientist
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast

[[folder: Firefly]]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/RayStevenson

Cobra's explosives/demolitions expert.
* AxCrazy: More so than anyone else in the series.
* BeardOfEvil
* BloodKnight: Enjoys fighting.
* DemolitionsExpert: His job, simply put, is to blow things up for Cobra.
-->'''Firefly:''' Making more things go boom by 9:00 a.m. than most people do all day.
* TheDragon: To Cobra Commander in ''Retaliation''. He carries out most of the physically violent missions needed for the Commander's plan.
* 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: Possibly. His accent is inconsistent.
* MadBomber
* MarqueeAlterEgo: The original version of Firefly avoided to show his face, and the comic issue where he finally did had him quickly changed to a new masked costume, so his later unmasked appearances were few and far apart. In the movie, Firefly frequently appears unmasked.
* PsychoForHire
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Zartan.
* WeaponOfChoice: Particularly prominent in ''Retaliation'' are his tiny robotic bombs, which fly and have glowing tails, just like actual fireflies.

[[folder: Zandar]]
->'''Played by:''' Matt Gerald

President Zartan's aide.
* BadassInANiceSuit: He wears a suit with a small Cobra pin.
* BaldOfEvil

!Other Characters

[[folder:The President]]
!!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.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He correctly guesses MARS Industries' intentions in the first movie. In the second movie, he attempts to resist Zartan's interrogations [[spoiler: and helps restore the Joes' reputation.]]
** Taken UpToEleven with his calm understanding of Lady Jaye resorting to a ShootTheHostage moment with him, albeit a deliberately non lethal shot with the intention of rescuing him. The President doesn't so much as even mildly [[WhatTheHellHero castigate]] her for it; and is still grateful for the rescue.
* YoureInsane: [[spoiler: To Zartan when he shows what the nanomites are capable of for his disguise when he slices his face with a knife.]]
* NoPartyGiven: As always with US Presidents in action movies.

[[folder: Warden Nigel James]]
!!Warden Nigel James
->'''Played by:''' Creator/WaltonGoggins

The warden of the Einsargen prison.
* AssholeVictim: The Eisengart breakout is shot like an action scene and the Warden is a jerk, so it's hard to feel sorry for him when he dies.
* PsychopathicManchild: He talks about his prisoners as if they were action figures. This, coupled with the fact that he subjects his prisoners to an AndIMustScream fate, makes him less than likable.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: He shoots an explosive gas canister, seriously injuring Storm Shadow.

[[folder: Hard Master]]
!!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.

[[folder: Blind Master]]
!!Blind Master
->'''Played by:''' [[Music/WuTangClan 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.
* MrExposition: He narrates the scenes where Snake Eyes hunts for Storm Shadow.