YMMV / G.I. Joe: Renegades

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: When loading up the Cobra barge during "The Enemy of My Enemy," a disgruntled Scrap-Iron stomps down the container with the defective Bio-Viper in it, damaging it. While it seems like an accident, especially with Mindbender insinuating that he'd screw it up beforehand, it could easily have been deliberate. Scrap-Iron may have done that to get back at Mindbender for his insults, or, seeing as Scrap-Iron works for Destro who was trying to sabotage Mindbender, this was part of a plot.
  • Broken Base: Some people found it to be a great reinvention of the G.I. Joe franchise, some hated it for the liberities it took and/or more or less basically being The A-Team: The Animated Series.
  • Cargo Ship: Shipwrecked provides plenty of fuel for both Roadblock x Coyote, and Shipwreck x Courtney (Courtney being his beat-up old boat).
  • Complete Monster:
    • Adam DeCobray/Cobra Commander is the CEO of Cobra Industries, a business organization he uses to cover up Cobra, a ruthless terrorist group. Using Cobra to manufacture everything from weapons to plagues, Commander frames a group of soldiers who try to reveal Cobra Industries's true colors, sending them on the run for the rest of the series. When the soldiers, called "Joes," continuously meddle in his plans, Commander has the parents of the leader, Duke, kidnapped, offers a deal for their lives, then plans on killing them along with the Joes after the deal is through. Commander takes no slight against him lightly, shown when he tries to bomb a college to kill one blogger who slanders Cobra Industries, feeds a possible whistleblower to his pet, Serpentor, and seals a metal mask onto James McCullen (Destro) for leaking information about Cobra. Along with regularly attempting to starve, annihilate, and blackmail entire cities, Commander has a lethal virus developed that he plans on spreading across the world, then selling the cure only to those who can afford it. After his plan to mind-control the entire planet fails, Commander plans to use the M.A.S.S. device to transport his armies across the globe and Take Over the World. When The Joes interfere once again, he flies into a rage, brutally beats them down, then tries to drag Duke down with him when he falls over an edge. Cold-blooded and power-hungry beyond salvation, Cobra Commander once again proves himself to be far worse than his original counterpart ever hoped to be.
    • Dr. Mindbender is the young, sociopathic, top scientist of Cobra. Commisioned by Cobra Commander to build an army of Bio-Vipers, Mindbender happily tries to feed the Joes to them, and when one of his Vipers escapes and begins causing chaos, Mindbender goes to extra lengths to put civilians in danger. When the people of a town Cobra is plunging into a drought by building a dam begin fighting back against Cobra, Mindbender, along with The Baroness, pay Firefly to destroy the town and its inhabitants. Tracking down twin psychics, whom he located by torturing a fake medium, Mindbender captures and subjects the twins to horrific experiments. Later, The Joes accidentally release the powerful Electro-Viper onboard a ship, and Mindbender remotely targets it towards Destro's castle, completely aware of the destruction the creature would cause once it reaches land. After another of his Vipers escapes, Mindbender tortures a young boy for the Viper's whereabouts, and later tries to level Brooklyn, New York to act as a distraction while he flees The Joes. Helping build the M.A.S.S. device for Cobra, Mindbender nonchalantly tests it on Cobra's own soldiers, many of whom don't survive, and later tries to send Snake-Eyes through the machine in order to force his best friend to reveal the machine's secrets to Mindbender, then tries to kill them both once the device starts working. Doing everything for sick thrills or For Science!, Mindbender may not have been as powerful or influential as his cohorts, but he far surpassed them in sheer monstrosity.
  • Crazy Awesome: This incarnation of Snake Eyes. He seems to run on Rule of Cool and Unspoken Plan Guarantee (which is easy since he can't speak). As Duke puts it during one of his many rescues, "What is your crazy friend doing?"
  • Evil Is Cool: Many of the Cobra agents to different extents. Major Bludd in particular won a lot of people over by just how determined and capable he was.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The Baroness, as usual.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Cobra Commander orders a bomb to destroy an entire college just to murder one blogger who is trying to expose COBRA.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In episode 2, the Bio-Viper absorbs the life out of goats, and you can see their barely alive husks.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: Storm Shadow and Jinx are cousins and his affection for her seems to be familial, but it's quite easy to see Incest Subtext and interpret Storm Shadow's possessiveness of her as romantic rather than platonic.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Sorta. In past incarnations, Bludd has been, mainly, a mercenary with a British accent and a bloodthirsty streak. In this version, he still is, but he sucks up punishment from the entire team and keeps going.
  • Spiritual Licensee: This show is basically The A-Team: The Animated Series, which most purist fans of G.I. Joe feel is an insult to the franchise.
  • Squick: Cobra Commander's pet regurgitating James McCullen; Scrap-Iron's face after "Rage."
  • Uncanny Valley: The Iron Grenadiers. The show has a lot of Conspicuous CGI most notably for Destro's exo-armors. The Iron Grenadiers are his staff within those exo-armor suits, except they're modeled in CG with the suits instead of 2D animation like the rest of the people on the show. As a result they look off and their proportions aren't quite right.


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