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A character sheet for Hasbro's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Split up due to amount of characters, although not all characters are listed yet.

For characters from the IDW comic series, see here.


General Austin

A U.S. Army Major General who played adviser to the G.I. Joe commanders. Known as "Iron Butt".

Kwinn the eskimo
An eskimo mercenary who has taken contracts for both Cobra and the Soviets, but sometimes helped the G.I. Joe team due to his sense of honor.

William Kessler

The son of Cobra Commander. Billy was present for his father's Start of Darkness and grew to despise the madman that his father became. He eventually becomes a Ninja Apprentice and occasionally joins forces with others opposed to his father's plans.

  • Archnemesis Dad: Cobra Commander.
  • Audience Surrogate: Provided a civilian perspective on the GI Joe vs Cobra conflict.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost an eye and a leg when Scrap-Iron blew up his car with a missile.
  • The Apprentice: Storm-Shadow is his Obi-Wan, the Blind Master is his Yoda.
  • Expy: An Ideal Hero teenager with a pretty common name seeks revenge on a masked supervillain for "what he did to my father." Turns out said villain actually IS his father. Gets trained by a master martial artist. He sets out to confront his father before his training is complete, resulting in a disastrous encounter where he loses a limb and nearly dies. After recovering from his injuries and getting a cybernetic replacement for his missing limb, he completes his training. Realizes that his father must be stopped, and that a confrontation with him is inevitable, but does not want to be put in a situation where he's forced to destroy him. Are we talking about Billy or Luke?
  • Eyepatch of Power: His leg was replaced via experimental cybernetics, his eye was not.
  • First-Name Basis: Usually just called Billy. Kessler is presumably his mother's maiden name.
  • La Résistance: During his time in the Cobra controlled Springfield.
  • Legacy Character: In "Transformers vs. G.I. Joe" issue 13 he inherits BOTH titles of "Snake Eyes" (from his Sensei) AND Cobra Commander (due to the first Snake Eyes remotely detonating the explosives in the previous Commander's helmet); he wears Snake Eyes' ninja uniform as "Snake Eyes 2.0." while having a COBRA insignia on the uniform's chest to designate him as "Cobra Commander."
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: More like Destro telling him "Billy, he IS your father."
  • Missing Mom: Cobra Commander told Billy she was dead. He was lying.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: By the end of "Transformers vs. GI Joe" issue 13, Billy has become a Cobra-G.I. Joe-Transformer-Arashikage-Reptile-human fusion who not only leads the remnants of COBRA as the new Cobra Commander, he has also inherited the Master Sword and the both title and costume of "Snake Eyes." But to show him embracing both roles, there is now a COBRA insignia on the chest.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: One of the key catalysts in Storm-Shadow's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Finally remedied by the GI Joe Collector's Club in 2016.

The Blind Master

An American soldier who is blinded by a combat injury and "stranded in Tokyo", and is taken in by the Arashikage Clan, eventually becoming one of their Masters.



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