Liam Christopher O'Brien is an American voice actor and voice director in the Los Angeles area. He has been involved in many English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, is a regular in numerous video games and cartoons, his major anime roles include Gaara in Naruto, Captain Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach, Lloyd in Code Geass, Kenzo Tenma in Monster. In animation, he voices in shows such as Star Wars Rebels, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Avengers Assemble and the X-Men, Hulk and the Agents of S. M. A. S. H.. In video games, he voiced Gollum in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Caius Ballad in Final Fantasy XIII-2, War in Darksiders, Asura in Asura's Wrath, Illidan Stormrage in World of Warcraft, Yasuo in League of Legends, the Warden in For Honor, Barker in Titanfall 2 and most Infinite in Sonic Forces, he has directed for Naruto, The Last of Us, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6. O'Brien grew up in New Jersey, his mother Lois Wiltse O'Brien worked as an educator and as a quality assurance trainer and consultant.
He started getting into acting in high school. After attending New York University Tisch School of the Arts, he worked in theater on various productions around the country. While working on a production of Romeo & Juliet in Cincinnati, he met Crispin Freeman, who helped him get into voice-over in cartoons and anime back in New York City. O'Brien married fellow voice actress Amy Kincaid in 2002, they have a son and a daughter. O'Brien has a sister named Cara; as mentioned in his interview with Brian W. Foster in Between the Sheets, O'Brien mentioned that has a condition called hyperacusis, a condition that affects how you perceive sounds. O'Brien's characters have varied in terms of styles, he affirms that he plays characters that are insane or evil geniuses, although he has voiced comedic characters such as Fukuyama in Girls Bravo where he said he would "break out in a sweat matching his level of nuttiness". He describes Cumore from Tales of Vesperia as "slightly unhinged". In Darksiders, he voices one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
He describes his voicing as deeper than his usual voice, that he portrayed him as a old soul who isn't surprised at the events around him. In the video game-based film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children he voiced Red XIII. In addition to voice acting, O'Brien has worked as a voice director and writer on various video games and anime shows, he participates in a web series called Critical Role, where various actors band together to play Dungeons & Dragons. Jeng, Way. "Being a Brief Discussion with Liam O'Brien About Koi Kaze". Mania. Demand Media. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Bertschy, Zac. "The Liam King – ANNCast". Anime News Network. "Kana's Korner" Interview With Liam O'Brien on 91.8 The Fan Liam O'Brien on Twitter Liam O'Brien at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Liam O'Brien at Crystal Acids Voice Actor Database Liam O'Brien on IMDb Between the Sheets: Liam O'Brien – 2018 video interview by Critical Role
Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. It is the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the "pearl of the Black Sea", the "South Capital", "Southern Palmyra". Before the Tsarist establishment of Odessa, an ancient Greek settlement existed at its location as elsewhere along the northwestern Black Sea coast. A more recent Tatar settlement was founded at the location by Hacı I Giray, the Khan of Crimea in 1440, named after him as "Hacıbey". After a period of Lithuanian Grand Duchy control and surroundings became part of the domain of the Ottomans in 1529 and remained there until the empire's defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1792. In 1794, the city of Odessa was founded by a decree of the Russian empress Catherine the Great. From 1819 to 1858, Odessa was a free port. During the Soviet period it was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet naval base.
On 1 January 2000, the Quarantine Pier at Odessa Commercial Sea Port was declared a free port and free economic zone for a period of 25 years. During the 19th century, Odessa was the fourth largest city of Imperial Russia, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw, its historical architecture has a style more Mediterranean than Russian, having been influenced by French and Italian styles. Some buildings are built in a mixture of different styles, including Art Nouveau and Classicist. Odessa is a warm-water port; the city of Odessa hosts both the Port of Odessa and Port Yuzhne, a significant oil terminal situated in the city's suburbs. Another notable port, Chornomorsk, is located to the south-west of Odessa. Together they represent a major transport hub integrating with railways. Odessa's oil and chemical processing facilities are connected to Russian and European networks by strategic pipelines; the city was named in compliance with the Greek Plan of Catherine the Great. It was named after the ancient Greek city of Odessos, mistakenly believed to have been located here.
Odessa is located in between the ancient Greek cities of Tyras and Olbia, different from the ancient Odessos's location further west along the coast, at present day Varna, Bulgaria. Catherine's secretary of state Adrian Gribovsky claimed in his memoirs that the name was his suggestion; some expressed doubts about this claim, while others noted the reputation of Gribovsky as an honest and modest man. Odessa was the site of a large Greek settlement no than the middle of the 6th century BC; some scholars believe it to have been a trade settlement established by the Greek city of Histria. Whether the Bay of Odessa is the ancient "Port of the Histrians" cannot yet be considered a settled question based on the available evidence. Archaeological artifacts confirm extensive links between the Odessa area and the eastern Mediterranean. In the Middle Ages successive rulers of the Odessa region included various nomadic tribes, the Golden Horde, the Crimean Khanate, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire.
Yedisan Crimean Tatars traded there in the 14th century. During the reign of Khan Hacı I Giray of Crimea, the Khanate was endangered by the Golden Horde and the Ottoman Turks and, in search of allies, the khan agreed to cede the area to Lithuania; the site of present-day Odessa was a fortress known as Khadjibey. It was part of the Dykra region. However, most of the rest of the area remained uninhabited in this period. Khadjibey came under direct control of the Ottoman Empire after 1529 as part of a region known as Yedisan, was administered in the Ottoman Silistra Province. In the mid-18th century, the Ottomans rebuilt the fortress at Khadjibey, named Yeni Dünya. Hocabey was a sanjak centre of Silistre Province; the sleepy fishing village that Odessa had been saw a step-change in its fortunes when the wealthy magnate and future Voivode of Kiev, Antoni Protazy Potocki, set up trade routes through the port for the Polish Black Sea Trading Company and set up the infrastructure in the 1780s. During the Russian-Turkish War of 1787–1792, on 25 September 1789, a detachment of the Russian forces including Zaporozhian Cossacks under Alexander Suvorov and Ivan Gudovich took Khadjibey and Yeni Dünya for the Russian Empire.
One part of the troops came under command of a Spaniard in Russian service, Major General José de Ribas, the main street in Odessa today, Deribasivska Street, is named after him. Russia formally gained possession of the area as a result of the Treaty of Jassy in 1792 and it became a part of Novorossiya; the city of Odessa, founded by Catherine the Great, Russian Empress, centers on the site of the Turkish fortress Khadzhibei, occupied by Russian Army in 1789. Flemish engineer working for the empress, Franz de Volan recommended the area of Khadzhibei fortress as the site for the region's basic port: it had an ice-free harbor, breakwaters could be cheaply constructed and would render the harbor safe and it would have the capacity to accommodate large fleets; the Governor General of Novorossiya, Platon Zubov supported this proposal, in 1794 Catherine approved the foundi
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
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic known as the Soviet Ukraine, was one of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union from the Union's inception in 1922 to its breakup in 1991. The republic was governed by the Communist Party of Ukraine as a unitary one-party socialist soviet republic; the Ukrainian SSR was a founding member of the United Nations, although it was represented by the All-Union state in its affairs with countries outside of the Soviet Union. Upon the Soviet Union's dissolution and perestroika, the Ukrainian SSR was transformed into the modern nation-state and renamed itself to Ukraine. Throughout its 72-year history, the republic's borders changed many times, with a significant portion of what is now Western Ukraine being annexed by Soviet forces in 1939 from the Republic of Poland, the addition of Zakarpattia in 1946. From the start, the eastern city of Kharkiv served as the republic's capital. However, in 1934, the seat of government was subsequently moved to the city of Kiev, Ukraine's historic capital.
Kiev remained the capital for the rest of the Ukrainian SSR's existence, remained the capital of independent Ukraine after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Geographically, the Ukrainian SSR was situated in Eastern Europe to the north of the Black Sea, bordered by the Soviet republics of Moldavia and the Russian SFSR; the Ukrainian SSR's border with Czechoslovakia formed the Soviet Union's western-most border point. According to the Soviet Census of 1989 the republic had a population of 51,706,746 inhabitants, which fell after the breakup of the Soviet Union. On January 1, 2018, according to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine the population of the country was 42,216,766 permanent residents. For most of its existence, it ranked second only to the Russian SFSR in population and political power; the name "Ukraine" is a subject of debate. It is perceived as being derived from the Slavic word "okraina", meaning "border land", it was first used to define part of the territory of Kievan Rus' in the 12th century, at which point Kiev was the capital of Rus'.
The name has been used in a variety of ways since the twelfth century. For example, Zaporozhian Cossacks called their Hetmanate "Ukraine", which can be translated as "Our country" or "our land". Within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the name carried unofficial status for eastern parts of bigger Kiev Voivodeship and was overshadowed by the more common Little Poland. Since the partition of Poland, the name had disappeared and was replaced with the Russian colonial name of Little Russia; the idea of Ukraine as borderland crept into the English language at some point. Therefore, while Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, Anglophones referred to the Ukrainian SSR as "The Ukraine". However, since the fall of the Soviet Union, the recognized name is "Ukraine"; the definite article may imply that it is a land or general geographic area with unidentified borders. After the abdication of the tsar and the start of the process of destruction of the Russian Empire many people in Ukraine wished to establish a Ukrainian Republic.
During a period of civil war from 1917 to 1923 many factions claiming themselves governments of the newly born republic were formed, each with supporters and opponents. The two most prominent of them were a government in Kharkiv; the Kiev-based UPR was internationally recognized and supported by the Central powers following the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, whereas the Kharkiv-based USR was supported by Soviet Russian forces, while neither the UPR nor the USR were supported by the White Russian forces that remained. The conflict between the two competing governments, known as the Ukrainian–Soviet War, was part of the ongoing Russian Civil War, as well as a struggle for national independence, which ended with the pro-independence Ukrainian People's Republic being annexed into a new Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, western Ukraine being absorbed into the Second Polish Republic, the newly stable Ukraine becoming a founding member of the Soviet Union; this government of the Soviet Ukrainian Republic was founded on 24–25 December 1917.
In its publications it names itself either the "Republic of Soviets of Workers', Soldiers', Peasants' Deputies" or the "Ukrainian People's Republic of Soviets". The 1917 republic, was only recognised by another non-recognised country, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, with the signing of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty was defeated by mid-1918 and dissolved; the last session of the government took place in the city of Taganrog. In July 1918, the former members of the government formed the Communist Party of Ukraine, the constituent assembly of which took place in Moscow. With the defeat of the Central Powers in World War I, Bolshevik Russia resumed its hostilities towards the Ukrainian People's Republic fighting for Ukrainian independence and organised another Soviet government in Kursk, Russia. On 10 March 1919, according to the 3rd Congress of Soviets in Ukraine the name of the state was changed to the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic. After the ratification of the 1936 Soviet Constitution, the names of all Soviet republics were changed, transposing the second and third ("soviet" or "radianska" in
Crankcase (G.I. Joe)
Crankcase 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 A. W. E. Striker driver and debuted in 1985, his real name is Elwood G. Indiana, his rank is that of corporal E-4. Crankcase was born in Kansas. Crankcase's primary military specialty is motor vehicle driver, his secondary military specialty is armor, he was racing them at sixteen. He worked the stock car circuit for years, until a recruiting sergeant signed him up with promises of speed and glory. Crankcase graduated from Ranger School and Desert Warfare School, attended the Special Air Service Tactical Driving School under the NATO Exchange program, he is a qualified expert in the M-16, M-1911A1, M-60, TOW. Crankcase was first released as an action figure in 1985, packaged with the A. W. E. Striker vehicle. In the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series, he first appeared in G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #44, he is part of a training group with Bazooka and Heavy Metal. They are led by Lady Jaye.
The four's efforts in fighting a Cobra-led weapons-testing attack earns them battlefield promotions into the team. He is part of a small team of Joes who are attacked by Raptor and Cobra Commander. Crankcase is sent to an unnamed middle-eastern country with Leatherneck and the aircraft pilot Slipstream; the four using a modified plan to fight their way onto an enemy air force base and they steal a valued plane. An American mercenary pilot named. Crankcase escorts new Joe officers to the Utah base, he is one of many. He escorts new Joes into the top floor part, his A. W. E. Striker is crushed by the USS Defiant space shuttle. Crankcase is killed in action when he was executed by a SAW Viper in #109. On a mission to Trucial-Abysmia, a group of Joes are kept in a pit. Doc is shot first by a S. A. W. Viper taking'orders' that Tomax and Xamot have misunderstood. Crankcase and Heavy Metal are killed next; the survivors escape due to a hidden knife they use to wound the Viper. Crankcase is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Crankcase makes several appearances in "Action Force", a different G. I. Joe continuity produced by Marvel Comics, he debuts in as one of the field officers trying to stop the destruction of the Eiffel Tower. He is featured in the next issue; as an artillery expert, he tries to disarm the motion-triggered bomb. Crankcase drives support on a mission to protect an important ambassador and to rescue Shipwreck, impersonating the man. Crankcase has a cameo during a confrontation with the alien robot Megatron, he is seen assisting an injured colleague. Crank-Case makes appears in issue #4 of the IDW Publishing series titled'G. I. Joe', it is a reboot of the continuity. In a continuation of this continuity, Crankcase is working with Ripcord in a mission at the seemingly-abandoned Cobra town of Springfield; the two were attacked by a Battle Android Trooper. Crankcase is killed and Ripcord is injured, he first appeared in the G. I. Joe animated series in the second-season episode "The Most Dangerous Thing in the World".
Crankcase drives his AWE Striker in the first Action Force computer game. Crankcase at JMM's G. I. Joe Comics Home Page
Dusty (G.I. Joe)
Dusty 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 desert trooper and debuted in 1985, his real name is Ronald W. Tadur, based on an anagram of Hasbro artist Ron Rudat. Dusty was born in Nevada, he became intimately familiar with it. After high school, he worked as a refrigeration repairman by day, while studying the ecology of the desert in his spare time, he went through basic training at Fort Bliss, is a qualified expert with the M-14, M-16, M-16A2, M-60, M-1911A1 auto pistol and M-203 40mm grenade launcher. Dusty is an excellent tracker, he is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, conversant in Kazakh and the Oirat-Khalkha languages of Central Asia. He is noted for his patience, his strong leadership qualities, his excellence for sneaking up behind bad guys in the desert, popping a can of firefight; when the G. I. Joe Team was disbanded, Dusty signed up for a tour in Israel, he returned to active duty when the team was reinstated, can be found leading new recruits in target practice.
Dusty was first released as an action figure in 1985. It sports the chocolate-chip camouflage BDU, hooded desert headgear; the same figure was recolored, released as a member of the G. I. Joe subgroup "Tiger Force" in 1988. A new version of Dusty was released in 1991. Inspired by the Persian Gulf War, this version came packaged with Sandstorm, he wears a light-yellow shirt and light-yellow pants with brown splotches, a light-yellow beret. This release listed Dusty's Rank as Sergeant E-5 but all other releases still list him as E-4; this version was released in 2000, in a two-pack with Law & Order. Four different versions of Dusty were released in 2002, the first one packaged with the "Night Rhino" vehicle; the latter three were different colorings of the same design, packaged with the "Sand Razor" vehicle, in a two-pack with Desert Cobra C. L. A. W. S. and in a two-pack with a new version of the Shock Viper. In 2004, he was released as part of the Toys R Us exclusive "Desert Patrol Squad" set, which included the figures Ambush, Gung Ho, Snake Eyes and Tunnel Rat.
He was released carded in a two-pack with Zartan, as part of the "Valor vs Venom" toyline. A new version of Dusty was released in 2010, for the "Pursuit of Cobra" toyline. In the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series, he first appears in issue #58, he is teamed up with Mainframe and a local soldier, in order to infiltrate a foreign-based pre-fab Cobra base called a Terror Drome. The local soldier admires Dusty. All three fight their way past many enemies and the man gains an admiration for both Joes. In G. I. Joe Special Missions #13, Outback and Mangler are sent to destroy a weapons cache in Eastern Africa. Lightfoot is tortured by breaks, giving out valuable information; the team is abandoned in the desert by a sympathetic militia member. They accomplish their mission with the fortunate find of a broken jeep's water-filled radiator. Mangler, angry at his own berating of Lightfoot for breaking, saves the rest of the team by causing a crash of pursuing forces, he does not survive. Dusty goes on a mission with "Tiger Force".
Dusty leads base security for the Joe's new Utah based headquarters, called "The Pit". He leads resistance; the Joes manage to capture one Tele-Viper. Dusty is featured in the "Invasion of Benzheen" storyline; the storyline involves Cobra invading the desert kingdom of Benzheen, focuses on Dusty's deep friendship with fellow Joe Sneak-Peek. Flashbacks show Sneak-Peek's mother talking with Dusty during a family visit. During the Benzheen mission, Cobra forces, including a Range-Viper and Alley Viper, use a civilian to trick Sneak-Peek into a cross-fire and he is badly injured. All the Vipers are killed. Dusty carries Sneak-Peak's body for many miles back to a temporary G. I. Joe base camp. Stretcher, a Joe medic, says. Dusty is part of the European G. I. Joe continuity called'Action Force', he assists a squad of Joes in stopping a Crimson Guard plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower. Dusty returns in the new Joe series published by Devil's Due. Dusty is one of the many veterans to return when G. I. Joe is re-instated to meet the threat of a revived Cobra.
He had been spending time in Israel. The veteran Joes meet many new members who are collectively referred to as "Greenshirts", his mission was training new Joe recruits until its second disbandment. Dusty first appeared in the Sunbow-produced mini-series "Pyramid of Darkness", appeared in the first season. Dusty's air conditioning and refrigeration repair skills were acknowledged in the series. In keeping with his primary duties, he is able to parlay with local inhabitants of the desert with considerable grace, he was voiced by Neil Ross. Oddly for a character that's supposed to be from Nevada, he speaks with a southern accent, though it's possible that Dusty was only born in Las Vegas and was raised somewhere else, his most memorable 2-part episode is "The Traitor", where Dusty accepts help from Cobra to pay his mother's medical bills, in exchange for information regarding G. I. Joe's experimental armor formula. In reality, Dusty is under orders from Duke to infiltrate Cobra as a double agent, but before Duke can inform G.
I. Joe of this, he is placed in a coma. Dusty is freed by Cobra agents before being incarcerated. After gaining the trust of Cobra Commander, Dusty is given the task of gassing captured G. I
Chuckles (G.I. Joe)
Chuckles 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 undercover specialist and debuted in 1987, his real name is Philip M. Provost, his rank is that of sergeant E-5. Chuckles was born in Arkansas. Chuckles's primary MOS is criminal investigations, his secondary is intelligence, his first exposure to "hole-and-corner" operations was working for Southeastern Insurance Group in Fort Lauderdale, he eventually made his way to the US Army's Criminal Investigations Division before joining G. I. Joe, he is known for being so conscientious about keeping up his "cover" that he volunteers for missions no one else wants. Chuckles is likable, which has made him well suited for undercover operations, his gregarious nature helps him to earn the trust of his marks, so that they have no idea that he's spying on them. Chuckles does this not for any accolades or recognition, for there is no record on file crediting him with the information he provides.
He's aware of the consequences of being found out, but he's confident in his ability to talk his way out of any situation. Chuckles first appeared as an action figure in 1987, he was released as part of the "Operation: Flaming MOTH" set of exclusives sold by the G. I. Joe Collector's Club in 2006, representing the first figure sold of the character in nineteen years. I. Joe Vol. 2 comic series, deemed uncanonical following the expiration of Devil's Due's license with Hasbro in 2008. A new mold of the character appeared in the 25th-anniversary line as a part of Hasbro's 2007 "Assault on Cobra Island" seven-figure pack, was featured in a two-pack, released as a 2013 G. I. Joe Convention exclusive. In the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series, he first appeared in issue #60; as part of a misunderstanding, he arrests the Joe team leader Hawk. It is soon learned that Chuckles, along with Fast Draw, Lt. Falcon and Law and Order were told they were now members of G. I. Joe, without anyone telling the actual G. I. Joe team.
The Dreadnoks soon attack, as part of a plan to neutralize a missile aimed at Cobra Island. Thanks to the "new" Joes' assistance, Hawk makes them all official members. Chuckles did not gain full security clearance just yet, as such caused an incident when he arrived at the Joes' Utah base, he was not allowed to know about the USS Defiant, yet managed to uncover many clues to its existence. Chuckles leads a Joe team consisting of Iceberg and Snake Eyes into the fictional country of Chomo-Lungma, they are sent with a C. I. A. Officer to retrieve another agent; the Joes end up helping the local resistance fight against invading Chinese forces. Chuckles spends the next three months fleeing with his team, his pick-up being delayed due to ambushes; as one last team comes for a third and final attempt, Chuckles' squad gets involved with a local conflict yet again but are safely rescued. The Joes that pick up Chuckles and his team have their own difficulties, as detailed in the next issue. Chuckles assists Destro and Zartan in escaping from an attack by Cobra-allied Night Creepers.
He joins up with the Joe Ninja Force, with the assistance of Wild Bill, everyone raids the Night Creeper Headquarters. They help Destro gain back the Baroness, remove the Cobra bounty from his head; as revealed in the Devil's Due series, Chuckles spends four years infiltrating Extensive Enterprises, the Cobra front headed up by Tomax and Xamot. Known terrorist Tyler Wingfield steals a mobile biological weapons platform. Duke believes, his cover morphs into others believing he is a genuine traitor, he ends up in a little-known Federal prison. In a scheme to get Chuckles away from Cobra attention and Gung-Ho help stage an undercover operation; the two, disguised as prison guards, escort him to a safe house. Cobra, had their own agent in the prison, allowing a raid on the safe house. Chuckles ends up with Tyler Wingfield, he and an innocent airplane pilot are held hostage. This is resolved only when Tyler's mother assaults her son, sending them both plunging to an apparent death. In the'Declassified' three parter, set during the Joes' early years, Chuckles is seen as an operative of a'rival' intelligence agency to the Joe team.
During this time, he claims to have witnessed the incident that Hawk was court-martialed for. Chuckles is one of the many Joes who assaults Cobra Island, when Serpentor and his "Coil" army take over and cause the second Cobra civil war. Chuckles and Duke fight Serpentor's ally Overlord hand to hand on the beach, where Chuckles is impaled and killed, he is one of multiple G. I. Joe fatalities, his name is part of a memorial to fallen Joes located in Arlington. Hawk assigns Chuckles to deep cover in an attempt to learn more about Cobra. However, Cobra knew his identity from the start, Chuckles was manipulated by Tomax and Xamot to become isolated and depressed, he meets Cobra Commander, who reveals the charade, is invited to join Cobra. Chuckles agrees, uses the opportunity to get closer to the Commander; when he gets the chance, he kills the Commander and detonates a nuclear bomb on one of Cobra's main installations, killing himself and Xamot in the process. Chuckles appeared in three of the six G.
I. Joe tie-in novels published by Ballantine Books in 1988, as a featured character in Divide and Conquer by Margot Becker and Jungle Raid by R. L. Stine, in a suppor