Serpentor is a fictional character and a recurring antagonist from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series, he is the Cobra Emperor and was introduced in 1986. In the original 1980s animated series, he's the main antagonist in the second season. Serpentor was designed to be the ultimate Cobra leader. Under the direction of Doctor Mindbender, he and Destro combed the tombs of the greatest leaders in history to find cells with DNA traces; these long-dead genetic blueprints were combined to produce a clone with the genius of Napoleon, the ruthlessness of Julius Caesar, the daring of Hannibal, the shrewdness of Attila the Hun. Serpentor is a brilliant tactician and a master of political intrigue, was capable of wresting control over Cobra from Cobra Commander. Serpentor was first released as an action figure in 1986, packaged with the Air Chariot; the Air Chariot is like a flying throne, with two 7.62mm attack guns, reinforced battle shield, hover engine. He was released in 2002 as a re-issue 2-pack, exclusive to online retailers.
A new mold of Serpentor was released in 2005, as part of a comic three pack, which included a reprint of issue #49 of the Marvel Comics series. Serpentor was released again in 2007 as a single carded figure as part of the 25th anniversary series; this figure was packaged with a re-release of the Air Chariot in a vehicle 2 pack, with a DVD set that included the DVD of "Arise, Arise". In the Marvel Comics series, Serpentor appeared in G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #49; the character in the comics was created as a "super soldier", intended to lead and inspire the troops while Cobra Commander remained in power. His creation involved Cobra collecting genetic material from various historical figures. However, the comic diverges from the version in the animated series, in that DNA from Storm Shadow was used in the creation of Serpentor, he was portrayed as having something akin to multiple personalities as a result of being created from the DNA of multiple tyrants. In another incident, he was able to access memories of one of his genetic forebears.
He recalls the invention of pizza. While his relationship in the comics was meant to be more of a figurehead, Serpentor was ambitious, leading to power struggles between him and other members of Cobra. Serpentor contended with Cobra Commander impostor Fred VII, the two were at odds, their rivalry escalated into the Cobra civil war, in which G. I. Joe was ordered to side with Serpentor to defeat the forces of Fred and the Baroness. During the conflict, Serpentor met his end at the hands of Zartan, was killed by an arrow to the head, in G. I. Joe A Real American Hero #76. Devil's Due continued the storyline of the Marvel series, years after the events that led to Serpentor's death, his body was found and reanimated by renegade scientists. Soon a secretive faction called. Serpentor targeted G. I. Joe and Cobra forces alike. Serpentor in the G. I. Joe vs. the Transformers crossover published by Devil's Due Publishing has a different origin. In the third G. I. Joe vs. the Transformers miniseries, the US government builds an android called "Serpent OR", using processors taken from Megatron and programmed with information on Earth and Cybertron's greatest war-leaders.
Serpent OR, seeing himself as Megatron's son and heir, sets out on a quest to gain the Matrix for himself, believing it will grant him the power he needed to rule. He travels to Cybertron, he captures the Matrix for himself, transforming himself into Serpentor Prime, a transformer-scale robot with the spark of life. This results in rethinking his strategy to conquer, but Cobra Commander takes over Serpentor Prime's body with a remote control device, planted back on Earth, his rampage did not last long, as Hawk was able to open the Matrix, transforming Hawk into a mighty leader and rendering the Commander comatose. Serpent OR's exact fate beyond this is unknown; the Official Transformer Fan Collectors Club's third Figure Subscription set included a human-made Transformer created by a former Cobra agent who sought to upload the data from the Serpentor project into the body of a deceased Sweep. However, as a result of an attack by the Earth Defense Command on this operation, the personality of Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy is added to Serpent O.
R.'s programming, creating a Transformer known as Serpent O. R. with feelings of loyalty to Cobra, the Decepticons, AND the Earth Defense Command. In the IDW continuity, Serpentor's real name is Stephen Minasian and he is the leader of the Coil, the religious wing of Cobra and a influential cult, known to the public as a self-help group; the Coil worship a god named Golobulus, who created a paradise called Cobra-La before human ignorance destroyed it. Serpentor claims to be the Final Disciple of Golobulus, a reincarnation of the best qualities of the god's previous champions such as Napoleon and Alexander the Great. Serpentor is a member of the ruling body that elects the Cobra Commander. In the case of a new Commander needing to be elected, Serpentor's view "carries a ton of weight. If he is backing someone their stock will go up in the eyes of the Cobra Court". Serpentor isn't interested in becoming the new Commander and, during the contest to decide the new leader, starts assisting the Baroness, Major Bludd and Tomax in getting the role - that way, the eventual leader will "need me".
Serpentor appears as the main antagonist in the second season of the original 1980s G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Breaker (G.I. Joe)
Breaker is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series, he is the G. I. Joe Team's original communications officer and debuted in 1982, his real name is Alvin R. Kibbey, his rank is that of corporal E-4. Breaker was born in Tennessee. Breaker is familiar with all NATO and Warsaw Pact communication gear, as well as most world export devices, his primary military specialty is Infantry, as his secondary military specialty he is a radio telecommunications technician. His specialized education includes Signal School, where he studied covert electronics and was involved with Project GAMMA, he is a qualified expert in the M-16, M-1911A1, MAC-10. Breaker is described as "efficient and self-assured, has an uncanny ability to turn adverse situations to his favor." He speaks seven languages. Breaker is the link between the battlefield and headquarters and has the ability to call in an air strike, provide artillery coordinates, request a MedEvac or find an extraction site.
Breaker monitors all radio frequencies, providing situation reports to the command center. He has the ability to crack enemy codes and to jam their transmissions, he is well liked by his teammates. In the UK Action Force toy series, Breaker is from Munich in Germany. Breaker was first released as an action figure in 1982. All of the original sixteen figures from 1982 were released with "straight arms." The same figure was re-released in 1983 with "swivel-arm battle grip", which made it easier for figures to hold their rifles and accessories. In Argentina, straight-arm Breaker was recolored in gray and available as "Topson". A version of Breaker nearly identical to the U. S. version was released in Argentina as "Roger" and in Brazil as "Falcon". A new version of Breaker was released as part of the "Stars and Stripes Forever" boxed set. Figures of the character in the 25th Anniversary line include a bubblegum bubble accessory. To coincide with the launch of the movie G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Hasbro released a figure in 2009 based on the Breaker movie character, listed as Abel "Breaker" Shaz.
In the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series, Breaker first appeared in issue #1, along with the rest of the original team, in a mission to rescue the peace activist Dr. Adele Burkhart from a Cobra stronghold. Breaker is chosen, along with just three other Joes, in the team's next mission to the North Pole. In issue #5, Breaker joins Steeler and Clutch in a parade with the M. O. B. A. T.. Breaker's gum comes in handy again in issue #12. Breaker makes a supporting appearance in issue #19, in which Hawk assigns him to travel with Clutch to look out for Cobra, sending forces to attack Joe headquarters on Staten Island; the invading Cobras spot them and launch missiles at them, but the Joes escape into their headquarters moments before the missiles strike. After the successful defeat of Cobra forces, the two pick up the stranded Snake Eyes, become the first to learn of the tragic death of the valued Joe ally Kwinn. Breaker, Steeler and two police officers fight Cobra agents and robots in the Florida Everglades.
During a celebration in the Pit and Breaker propose to Cover Girl that they could manage her and Scarlett as a mud wrestling team, but she turns them down. Tunnel Rat and Breaker are part of a team sent to plant spy equipment in the New York Cobra Consulate building; the duo's job is to destroy a communications line repair it. Breaker is seen during the Cobra Island civil war story with a wounded right arm, his last appearance is in issue #109. Breaker and many Joes are captured by Cobra forces during a mission in Trucial Abysmia. Due to a misunderstanding by their captors, the group is set to be executed. Many of the Joes, including Doc and Heavy Metal, are killed by a S. A. W. Viper, before Lt. Falcon injures him with a knife. Breaker and the surviving Joes steal a Cobra "Rage" tank, flee into the desert. Shortly after Breaker sends a communication to the Pit via the Rage's radio equipment, the tank is destroyed, killing him and Quick Kick. Breaker is featured in a issue via flashback. A story is told about the early days of G.
I. Joe, where Breaker and Rock'n Roll are assigned to infiltrate an armed island; the owner was supposed to be a neutral party in disputes between varied military forces, but had decided to start a criminal empire of her own. The three Joes shut her down. Breaker appeared in the original G. I. Joe animated series. Breaker first appeared in the A Real American Hero mini-series, he was voiced by Chris Latta, his uniform was a dark, grayish-blue instead of green. Breaker appeared in the first half of the show as G. I. Joe's communications officer, but was involved in combat or episode plots as the series went on. Breaker had a fleeting cameo in the 1987 animated film G. I. Joe: The Movie, he became partakes in the film's final action sequence. Breaker first appears in the G. I. Joe: Renegades episode "The Package." In this show, Alvin Kibbey is a college student who used to work for SSS Mart until he was fired upon being accused of stealing one of their
Claymore (G.I. Joe)
Claymore is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline and comic book series, he is the G. I. Joe Team's covert operations officer and debuted in 1986, his real name is John Zullo, his rank is that of captain O-3. Claymore was born in Vermont. Claymore attended and graduated at the top of his class from Dartmouth, majoring in Eastern Philosophy, he served three back-to-back tours in Southeast Asia. His actions there are classified, he is an expert in NATO long distance sniper rifles, all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms. He can speak Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese; when asked to join the G. I. Joes, his only stipulation was. Claymore was first released as an action figure in 1986, as an exclusive in a special set from Toys R Us named "Special Mission: Brazil", alongside re-colored versions of Mainframe, Wet Suit and Dial Tone; the set included a cassette tape. Claymore first appeared in G. I. Joe #26, in the series published by Devil's Due, he was assigned to the nation of Badhikstan under orders to get the nation's Prime Minister out of the country after it was taken over by The Coil.
The Prime Minister held the activation chips to the country's nuclear arsenal in his cell phone. The Coil took the Prime Minister hostage, Stalker brought in a team of Joes to aid Claymore in a rescue; the mission was a bust, with the Coil getting their hands on the codes and forcing the Joes to retreat under threat of using the nuclear arsenal. Claymore moved operations to the neighboring country, he was soon joined by Lt. Falcon, Snake Eyes, Scarlett; the five Joes ran a recon mission over the border to spy on some construction. They were captured. However, they were let go by the Crimson Twins in order not to cause an incident since Cobra just took control of Badhikstan from the Coil and did not want any retaliation from the Joes. Claymore makes a cameo in a issue, seen working out of the Joes' "Americana Museum" sub-base. At one point, Claymore is made director of G. I. Joe's overseas operations. Claymore returned to the US, where he tried to help oversee operations after Hawk was crippled in battle.
After the Jugglers reconstructed the team and Vorona were supposed to head back to Badhikstan, but stayed behind just long enough to help Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm-Shadow escape federal pursuit. Claymore appeared in the G. I. Joe Special Missions: Brazil one-shot. Based in part on the Toys R Us exclusive set, the story involved Claymore teaming up with the same Joes from the set; the five Joes had been part of a disastrous mission to capture the Headman. Years the deceased Mainframe's protégé, helped the Joes complete the mission. During the "World War III" storyline, Claymore is deployed to Kazakhstan, he is seen there fighting Cobra forces. Claymore at the Comic Book DB Claymore at JMM's G. I. Joe Comics Home Page
Beach Head (G.I. Joe)
Beach Head is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series, he serves as the G. I. Joe Team's sergeant major and debuted in 1986. Beach Head's real name is Wayne R. Sneeden, he was born and raised in Auburn, living in abject poverty. This led to him being bullied and tormented by his classmates and peers throughout his growing years. In hopes of becoming more than what those taunted him believed he could be, Sneeden became an overachiever and ended up the valedictorian of his high school through hard work, unwavering discipline, his keen mind. Seeking the next challenge, he enlisted in the US Army, where he went through Airborne and Ranger school Ft. Benning, Georgia. After he completed training there, he went on to join Central America's Covert Ops as an Observer/Advisor. After his training in Central America, he returned to Ft. Benning as a lane instructor, he was offered a spot in the G. I. Joe team as a Ranger. Beach Head's habits include getting up hours before his teammates and going on a 10-mile run undergoing rigorous physical training that would make the most gung-ho of his comrades weary - and all before breakfast.
He is known for his unwavering patience on and off the battlefield, for his intolerance of anyone not willing to live up to their full potential. Beach Head feels that being pushed to the limits is the only way to develop a solid understanding of what those limits are; the consummate professional, he is ruthless when needed to get the job done. The only matter his teammates have an issue with, is his lack of interest in personal hygiene, he disregards things like deodorant, believing that they would be a dead giveaway were he dropped into a jungle war zone at a moment's notice. Beach Head returned to the US Army while G. I. Joe was disbanded, was called back to active duty upon reinstatement, to train new recruits and keep the older ones in shape, he has a tradition of assigning numbers to greenshirts until they earn a G. I. Joe codename, which makes them hate Beach Head more than they've hated anyone in their life. In the UK Action Force series, Beach Head is from Auckland in New Zealand, his profile is otherwise similar.
In the animated show C. O. P. S the character Checkpoint’s real name is Wayne Sneeden III, his file states his father was a member of a elite military unit in 90's. Both toy lines are owned by Hasbro. Both lines had their bio cards written by Larry Hama. Beach Head was first released as part of the fifth series in 1986 as the Joe team's Ranger, came with a gray Demro XF-7A WASP submachine gun, a large black backpack, a black bag of ammunition. There are two versions of his ammo case, the earlier version is made of hard plastic, prone to breakage, replaced with one of softer plastic. In 1993, a new Beach Head figure was released; this one had the face covered. In Brazil, this Beach-Head was released as a Cobra named "Armadilha"; the figure was repainted and released as part of the Battle Corps line in 1994. Visually, Beach Head is always seen masked with a green balaclava hood over his face, his actual face varies depending upon the figure: he is seen with either blonde hair, brownish red hair, black hair, shaved.
While most versions have him clean shaven, the only unmasked version of Beach Head has the character sporting a reddish fu manchu mustache. Beach Head was released in wave 2 of the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary toyline. A comic pack with Beach Head & Dataframe was released. Beach Head was released as part of the Internet-exclusive "Hall of Heroes" wave in 2009, he is numbered 5 of 10. Beach Head was once again released with the "G. I. Joe Resolute" box set. Beach Head has been released as part of the "Pursuit of Cobra" toy line. Beach Head's first appearance in the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series was alongside of Wet-Suit. Beach Head's first mission on the Joe team was assisting Hawk during the rescue of Snake Eyes from Cobra Island; the rescue was successful, after an off-shore battle with Cobra Eels. He was part of the first team of Joes to enter Springfield before the invasion of that Cobra-controlled town, whose job was to knock out the enemy's power and communications. Beach Head was part of a group advising Sierra Gordo's counter-revolutionaries in the fight against Cobra, where he once again found himself involved in rescuing Snake Eyes from Cobra's Terror-Drome.
He was one of the many Joes to be involved in the construction of the third Pit headquarters in Utah. Some time with a large force of Joes, Beach Head participated in the Cobra Island civil war, he served on the team until it was disbanded in 1994. Beach Head appeared in the sneak preview of Special Missions, published in issue #50 of A Real American Hero in August 1986, taking place right after his first appearance in the regular comic series. Here, he sneaked onto a Russian airliner alongside Lady Jaye, in order to foil hijackers; the enemy soldiers were all killed. In Special Missions #8, Beach Head and a small team of Joes took part in a near-disastrous mission in the jungles of Southeast Asia, which nearly cost them their lives due to a treacherous CIA agent. Beach Head became part of the reinstated Joe team in 2002, where he acted as a drill sergeant for new recruits, in addition to his usual duties as a Joe. Beach Head made his Frontlines appearance alongside Flash, Tripwire and Chuckles, where they fought against terrorist Tyler Wingfield, the son of Vance Wingfield.
He was featured in issue #17, as he leads a team of new recruits on a dangerous, very
Alpine (G.I. Joe)
Alpine is a fictional character from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and animated series, he is the G. I. Joe Team's mountain trooper and debuted in 1985, his real name is Albert M. Pine, his rank is that of corporal E-4. Alpine was born in Idaho. All subsequent releases of Alpine list his rank as that of Sergeant E-5 only the 1985 release listed his Rank as Corporal E-4, he grew up in the "Snake River Plain". This affected his childhood, he took up mountain climbing as a symbolic representation of overcoming his life, he continued this while working as an accountant for a large publishing firm. Alpine graduated from Ranger School at Fort Benning, is a qualified expert with M-16, M-14, M-60 and M-1911A1 auto pistol. Alpine is an expert climber, having mastered the challenge of climbing encumbered with weapons, ammunition, communications equipment and other military gear, he has made good use of his secondary military specialty, applying his refined approach to bookkeeping as a finance clerk.
Alpine likes to remind his teammates that the FBI has apprehended more bad guys through accounting, than by kicking down doors. During his time with G. I. Joe, Alpine has forged a strong friendship with Bazooka. Alpine was first released as an action figure in 1985. In the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series, he first appeared in issue #45, he works with Quick Kick and Spirit. Alpine takes part in the G. I. Joe invasion of the Cobra-controlled town of Springfield, he is part of a Joe team that chases Zartan when he escapes from G. I. Joe headquarters; the team is thwarted by the Thunder Machine. He works with Airtight in the second issue of Special Missions, they work to neutralize a gas-weapon from WW II, lost in a Greenland glacier. Alpine appears in issue #25 of Special Missions, he assists other Joes, such as Lightfoot in neutralizing the threat of bomb-carrying terrorists from the fictional country of Darklonia. Alpine is part of a G. I. Joe squad that stops a Crimson Guard plan to blow up the Eiffel Tower.
In the Devil's Due G. I. Joe series, he has one child. Alpine meets up with three of his friends in his new hometown of Delhi Hills, he spends some time drinking with Rock'n Roll and Mutt at "Old Clyde's", a Delhi Hills bar. He talks about how he's not sure he wants to answer General Hawk's call to return to G. I. Joe, because he has a child now, an accounting job and a life at Delhi Hills; the four Joes soon learn that Old Clyde's and most of the town are a Cobra front, are captured. The four Joes manage to escape due to the assistance of Mutt's dog Junkyard Junior. In the ensuing battle, they destroy the bar and many vehicles in the parking lot. However, when they call in backup, there is no evidence of any Cobra involvement; the group's veteran status assures. Alpine and his friends are cleared of all doubt, when anonymous information leads to Cobra influence being discovered in Delhi Hills. Alpine is one of the many Joes to take part in the invasion of Cobra Island during the second Cobra civil war.
In the continuation of the Marvel continuity, Alpine is part of a four-man mission sent to rescue peace activist Adele Burkhart. The others on the ground with him are Muskrat and Long Range The actual rescue from captivity goes well but the pursuit from enemy forces does not. Alpine appears in the Sunbow G. I. Joe animated series voiced by Lee Weaver. Partial appearance list: Bazooka Saw A Sea Serpent Where the Reptiles Roam Twenty Questions The Viper Is Coming An Eye for an Eye The Wrong Stuff Cold Slither Nightmare Assault The Greenhouse Effect The Fun House He plays a minor but critical role in G. I. Joe: The Movie. Bazooka and Gung-Ho are charged with guarding the captured Serpentor. Lt. Falcon leaves his post; as a result, all three Joes are attacked by the Dreadnoks and Nemesis Enforcer resulting in the three of them getting injured by Nemesis Enforcer. In the opening of the film, Alpine memorably ropes a Firebat and kicks in its cockpit while defending the Statue of Liberty. Alpine is mentioned as a "unique character" in an essay, in the non-fiction book Integrating English: developing English language and literacy in the multilingual classroom.
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