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     G.I.Joe Commanders 

Abernathy, Clayton M./General Hawk.

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The 2nd leader of G.I. Joe after taking over from Duke at some point in-between seasons 1 & 2. As with Duke, he is rarely behind a desk.

  • Four-Star Badass: Kind of. A scene of him using a rocket belt in Paris showed he's a one star in "Arise, Serpentor, Arise".
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Averted. He is always seen in action with his on, the goggles fitted over that helmet however...

Hauser, Conrad S./Duke.

Faireborn, Dashiell R./Flint.

  • Establishing Character Moment: His exchange with Lady Jaye in her javelin made oxygen bubble during the Pyramid of Darkness arc.
  • The Lancer: He's the tactician and planner while Duke's the "man of action".
  • Nice Hat: His black beret. He's rarely seen in uniform (or in civvies) without it.

Sneeden, Wayne R./Beachhead.

  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Was definitely this in the movie, topped only by Sgt Slaughter.
  • The Pigpen: Doesn't use deodorant. His filecard said he eschews all sorts of hygiene products, saying that it's a lot easier to track someone in the jungle when they smell of soap.

Sgt. Slaughter


     G.I.Joe Operatives 

Armbruster, Brad J./Ace.

  • Ace Pilot: Naturally. Tends to be a steamroller (when he's leading the air assault) or plugger (when he's been ambushed).
  • Captain Crash: Comes with the territory, given how hard he pushes the envelope.
    Ace: I'm going in!
    Duke: Every time you say that, it gets expensive!
  • Improbable Piloting Skills: He's a natural at the stick, but half the things he does in a Skystriker flagrantly violate the laws of physics and aerodynamics.
  • The Gambling Addict: Undetermined; but his codename should be enough of an explanation.

Delgado, Hector X./Shipwreck

Hardy, William S./Wild Bill

  • Ace Pilot: Best helicopter pilot on either side. He once pulled off a loop-de-loop in a F.A.N.G. gyrocopter, something even Cobra's ace thought was impossible.
  • Cowboy: And how. Talks with a thick Texas drawl, loves roping, riding and shooting, and punctuates shooting down Cobra aircraft with a "YEE-HAW!"
  • Nice Hat: His Stetson.

Katzenbogen, David L./Bazooka

  • BFG: As the Joe's anti-armor specialist, he's never without his rocket launcher.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's not the brightest Joe, but he can flatten Cobra grunts like there's no tomorrow.
  • Shout-Out: His shirt is based off of a New England Patriots jersey from the late 70's-early 80's (specifically, quarterback Steve Grogan's)
  • Those Two Guys: With Alpine. Alpine's the brains, Bazooka's the muscle.

O'Hara, Shana M./Scarlett

  • Action Girl: She mixes it up just as well as the male Joes.
  • Badass Family: Her father and brothers are all karate instructors and held their own against Storm Shadow and a group of troopers.
  • Southern Belle: Downplayed. She occasionally will use an exaggerated antebellum Southern accent for laughs.
  • Trick Arrow: Has a few. Mostly explosive or incendiary, though she also has a grappling one to pull her out of traps and pits.

Pine, Albert M./Alpine

Talltree, Franklin E./Airborne.

  • Psychic Powers: Him and his brother Tommy have them in the 80's cartoon.

Schnurr, Kurt/Airtight.

  • Practical Joke: Airtight's filecard states him to do these constantly.

     Cobra leadership 

Cobra Commander

The original and the most notable lead of the terrorist organization Cobra, this mysterious masked man rules over the organization with an iron fist, though his competency levels differ between the animated works and the comics.

  • The Dog Bites Back: In Operation: Dragonfire, after returning to a humanoid form and slowly re-rallying Cobra back under his command, he's able to capture Serpentor and transforms him into an iguana. He does point out that he'll return to normal shortly, but it's the idea of the humiliation of it all that gives the transformation a pass.
  • General Failure: The animated version of Cobra Commander wasn't the greatest leader out there to the point where the rest of Cobra easily overthrow him in favor of Serpentor.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: In the comics, Cobra Commander started his life as a used car salesman.

Cisarovna, Anastasia/The Baroness

Cobra's Intelligence officer and infiltration specialist.

  • Femme Fatale: A kid-friendly version, at least.
  • Mistress Of Disguise: She's impersonated everything from tourists to doctors to high-level American officers. She even once impersonated a male cameraman working for Hector Ramirez.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Her accent slides from German to Russian to something vaguely Eastern European.

Tomax and Xamot/The Crimson Twins

Twin brothers who by day work in the world of high finance and by night serve as Cobra's Crimson Guard commanders.


Pronounced "Sir-PEN-tor", Serpentor was the creation of Dr. Mindbender and Destro who, tired of Cobra Commander's constant failures, scavenged the graves of the greatest military minds throughout history and used their DNA to create the greatest leader the world has ever seen.
  • Badass Boast: Upon his "birth" at the end of the penultimate chapter of his premiere miniseries, he delivers this awesome speech to Sgt. Slaughter and the Cobra leaders in attendance:
    Now that I am the one you seek- I am the one born to rule! Destined to conquer! Let those who fear me, follow me! Let those who oppose me, DIE! For I am Serpentor, and THIS, I COMMAND!!!
  • Catchphrase: "THIS I COMMAND!"
  • Flawed Prototype: Serpentor was created from many brilliant, yet incredibly egotistical and sadistic, individuals. The end result, without Sun Tzu's disciplined mind to balance it out, is a boastful and hot-headed leader who can't strategize his way out of a paper bag.
  • No Indoor Voice: His normal tone is an elevated shout. When he starts ranting or bellowing orders, it rattles windows.

     Cobra Operatives 

Storm Shadow

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Is definitely not one of the good guys, but lives by his own personal code of honor that has seen him give up his objective or refuse to fight in order to maintain it.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Sometimes, particularly when he wants to be seen. The white outfit with the large Cobra sigil on the front doesn't help.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: Uses a katana and shuriken as his primary weapons.
  • Worthy Opponent: With Spirit. They have saved each other's lives more than once, and Storm Shadow regards him as a kindred spirit even when fighting him.

     Other: Military 

Admiral George Lattimer.

Admiral Warren Ledger.

Colonel Sharp.

     Other: Civilian 

Dr. Mettier.

Dr. Shakur.

Hector Ramirez.




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