Characters: G.I. Joe Film Series

aka: GI Joe Retaliation
The character sheet for the Live Action G. I. Joe Film Series.

G.I. Joes


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

Played by: Channing Tatum

Gen. Hawk

The leader of the Joes. Real name: Clayton Abernathy.

Played by: Dennis Quaid


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

Played by: Rachel Nichols


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

Played by: Marlon Wayans

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: Ray Park

  • Actor Allusion: He fights Storm Shadow when the latter is wielding a double bladed sword.
  • Badass: So very much.
  • The Big Guy: Shared with Heavy Duty (from the first movie) and Roadblock (from the second movie).
  • Combat Pragmatist
  • Cool Mask: To the point that it covers his face and head completely.
  • Determinator
    Baroness: He gave up.
    Storm Shadow: He never gives up.
    Their car explodes
  • Dual Tonfas
  • Expressive Mask: 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).
  • The Faceless
    • 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.
  • Fake Nationality: Though he never talks, Snake Eyes is played by the Scottish Ray Park.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Subverted. He only beats Storm Shadow (both as a child, and in the climax) when he switches to bladed tonfas.
    • This may be a case of Fridge Brilliance, since one of the best strategies in martial arts if your opponent is just as skilled in the same way you're fighting them, you change your tactics. In the flashback, Snake Eyes loses every fight with Storm Shadow when they use the same weapon. He only wins when he changes tactics. Given his Combat Pragmatist roots, it makes sense.
  • 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
  • Number Two: To General Hawk.
  • The Quiet One: The low sigh he utters at Storm Shadow's apparent death is the most he's ever said in any continuity.
  • The Rival: To Storm Shadow.
  • 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: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


The Joe's communications specialist and hacker. Real name: Abel Shaz.

Played by: Saďd Taghmaoui

Cover Girl

The team's special weapons officer and Personal assistant to Gen. Hawk. Real name: Courtney Kreiger.

Played by: Karolína Kurková

Sgt. Stone

G.I. Joe's special operations instructor who teaches combat training. Real name: Geoffrey Stone IV.

Played by: Brendan Fraser

Gen. Joe Coulton

The original G.I. Joe, who helps out Roadblock, Lady Jaye, and Flint.

Played by: Bruce Willis


G.I. Joe's infantry heavy weapons specialist and cook. Real name: Marvin F. Hinton.

Played by: Dwayne Johnson

Lady Jaye

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.

Played by: Adrianne Palicki


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.

Played by: Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)





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

Played by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra); Luke Bracey (Body), Robert Baker (Voice) (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)


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.

Played by: Christopher Eccleston

The Baroness

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

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


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)

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

  • 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


Played by: Ray Stevenson


Other Characters:

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: Walton Goggins

Hard Master:

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.

Blind Master

Played by: The RZA

Alternative Title(s):

GI Joe The Riseof Cobra, GI Joe Retaliation