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assassin
01-29-2005, 11:26 AM
I'm sure its been done to death but hey
i wanna hear it
so who are your favorite gi joe characters

Mine are obviously the killers
firefly- hes just an awesome character he has no morals just a hired killer
maybe not the brightest character but damn good at what he does and very versatile

zartan- zartans awesome hes intelligent, strong, vicious, and a great leader,in
my opinion hes a good match against CC and Destro anyday he just dosent get as mych credit as he deserves but his main past kills have all been ppl who were very powerful in the joe verse such as serpentor or the hard master

on the good guys side

beachhead- although hes kind of a weirdo hes also pretty much the ultimate soldier , he may very well be the strongest SOLDIER in gi joe
"beachhead yer hit"
"what, give me fifty"

Snake eyes- well i dunno a ninja commando soldier , you just can't keep the guy down its snake eyes how can he not a be a favorite



new characters

kamakura- hes new hes young and hes strong he also shares in the same kind of tragedy as SE

Wraith- so many ppl seem to hate him, but hey i like the guy
a french assassin whos now pretty much the cream of the crop
soon as he throws on that suit he turns into pretty much the ultimate field agent




well those are mine for now

danielmd06
01-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Yeah I know it's probably trite but my eleven top favorites are the classics: Snake-Eyes, Firefly, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, Cover Girl, Spirit, Zartan, Stalker, Scarlett, Destro, and the Baroness. In my opinion these are some of the greatest characters ever created. They are all quite complex and I never get tired of stories involving them. We need more Stalker origin stories, more Firefly missions, and more about Cover Girl's choices to become a soldier versus a supermodel. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

New guys? I like Wraith. I like the fact that Snake-Eyes has to take the number two physical combat spot for awhile--it adds depth to his character and should bring out some of his cunning and intelligence in subsequent battles with Wraith.

manjirin
01-29-2005, 10:52 PM
Here's my top 10 in no order


Beach Head
Lifeline
Tunnel Rat
Wet Suit
Flint
Falcon
Cover Girl
Tomax
Xamot
Zandar

SnakePlissken
01-30-2005, 12:04 AM
Joes:

Shipwreck- Tough as nails sailor with an eye for the ladies. Plus he's almost as cynical as me.

Beach head- As stated, one tough cookie and and a flat out no-nonsense guy. A soldier that I would want beside me for sure!

Torpedo- a master diver, nuff said!

Snow Job- Gotta love cold weather!!! He can play people to his advantage, plus he gets the chilly assignments- awesome!


Cobra, et al:

Firefly- if morality goes out the window, so should loyalty. He's good at what he does, is more professional than most of cobra, and contains just the right amount of mystery to keep from being monotonous.

Zartan- (I know, the cobra list is sounding like a broken record, but hey- cool is cool). He runs things with cunning, can scrap, and has a "domain." Plus he's a merc which is the way it should be the the skills he possesses and the lack of die-hard ideals.

Cobra Commander- Because Serpentor is an abomination!!!

The Snow Serpents- Cold weather, sweet gear, EELS+, and NOT Serpentor!




Truth is, I like most of the JOES and COBRA, but I figured I would limit the list...Dang, now I feel guilty.

Nick.

thoughtcrime
01-30-2005, 12:51 AM
Aside from the usual suspects on the Joe side I tend to like:

Lifeline
Mainframe
Beachhead
Roadblock
Shipwreck
Unlike most of the list I dont really care for Cover Girl.

non usual-suspect Cobras:
Flak Vipers
HEAT Vipers
Mjr Blood
Snow Serpents
Road Pig

ShortFuze
01-30-2005, 02:04 AM
My List Is A Little Out Of The Ordinary For Some Of My Choices, but There Are Many "Typical" Ones As Well.

JOES:
Short-Fuze
Flash
Mainframe
Beach Head
Flint
Lt.Falcon
Hit&Run
Snake Eyes
Airborne
Thunder

COBRA:
Firefly
Zandar
Tele-Vipers
Night-Vipers
Destro
Scrap-Iron

Viper Commander
01-30-2005, 06:54 AM
Heres my list but its mostly based on my figures.

Joes:
Road Block
Chief Torpedo
Tunnel Rat
Jinx
Duke
General Abernathy
Big Brawler

Cobra:
Neo Viper
Claws
Crimson Guards
Cobra Commander
Destro
Baroness
Night Creepers
Ninja Troopers
Python Vipers
Sand Viper


All time favorite is Storm Shadow:D

assassin
01-30-2005, 09:46 AM
a lot of you guys like beachhead hey ????


thats awesome i didn;t knwo he was so popular
i still dont understand why hes not on the team

parallax1779
01-30-2005, 03:28 PM
My two all time favorates
Low Light-cool outfit and a awesome back story
Shockwave-Former S.W.A.T. specialist,tough,gets the job done always.

gijones
01-30-2005, 11:52 PM
I am surprised so many of you like Lifeline. I always thought he was kind of a geek.
Speaking of geeks one of my favorites was Tripwire, others include:
Dial-Tone
Duke
Shipwreck
Wild Bill
Quick Kick
Mutt & Junkyard
Gung-Ho
Sgt. Slaughter
Torpedo

Cobra favorites include:
Big Boa
The Baroness
Major Bludd
Firefly
Snow Serpant
Most of the Dreadknocks, but my favorite DreadKnock is Thrasher.

assassin
01-31-2005, 07:31 AM
does anyone like any really rare characters??
i gotta say i like low light too
hes wicked

JeffreyKabal
01-31-2005, 09:48 AM
G.I.joe.

hmmm that's hard.
I like Cobra way more :)

Low Light.
Snake-eyes (but only in cartoon & comics, I don't like the figure)
Backblast.
and some more.

Cobra:

Cobra Commander (Battle armor)
Storm Shadow (version 2)
Tomax & Xamot (v1)
DESERT SCORPION! (without a doubt my all time favorite!)

Texcap
02-01-2005, 10:31 AM
Ah, here's a good thread for an introductory post.

I'll go ahead and choose 10 of the Joes and Cobra's, respectively...

JOES

- Snake-Eyes
- Scarlett
- Duke
- Spirit
- Lady Jaye
- Beach Head
- Shockwave
- Flint
- Kamakura
- General Hawk

COBRA

- Storm Shadow (dang, where am I supposed to put this guy anyway!? :) )
- Baroness
- Firefly
- Cobra Commander
- Destro
- Zartan
- B.A.T.S.
- Eels
- Ninja Soldier (I'll have to check more on the exact title)
- Wild Weasel

parallax1779
02-01-2005, 07:42 PM
Rare charactors, I always kind of liked Crankcase I dont know why.I think it was the mustache.*Elwood Indiana did have a pretty cool jod driving around in a A.W.E. Striker all day of course now hes dead.

Magna Prime
02-01-2005, 08:46 PM
For Cobra, Destro, Zandar, and Major Bludd would be my favorites.

For the Joes, Stalker, Snake Eyes, Low Light, and Flint.

bigjohnwoo
02-01-2005, 09:19 PM
favorite from cartoon: roadblock
favorite from toy line: dusty (i loved that fabric flap on v1)
favorite from comic: chuckles (seriously. he, out of all the joes, most represented the 'special missions' series, which I thought had the best reads by far)

assassin
02-02-2005, 01:05 PM
yeah chuckles really was a great and versatile character
i always liked seeing him in the comics

Patrick A. Riley
02-02-2005, 07:12 PM
Well, since this is the comics section, I'll choose from the comics only.

I like mainly those not in cartoons:
Kwinn (mysterious)
Mangler
Cool Breeze
Billy
Blind Master
Wade Collins
Fred VII
Cross Country (memorable in issue #109)
Dee Jay (the always forgotten BF2K member)
Wild Card (funny always breaking things)

Mr. Angry Beef
02-02-2005, 11:03 PM
For me in terms of Joes:

Snakeeyes (he's the man!)
Outback (he was so cool in the comic in the few arcs and issues he was in. His figure is still one of my favorites.)
Tripwire (I liked that he was a klutz except when working with explosives)
Airborne (second version. that gun was just so sweet.)
Scarlet (great character in comics and cartoons)
Hawk (that smirk and he was a total BA in the cartoon)
Shockwave (great design except for his melon head)
Lightfoot (I don't know I just liked his over all design)
Leatherneck (as a kid I never had him and he rarely appeared in the comic but watching the cartoons again made me realize how awesome he is)

For Cobra
Zandar (one of my favorite figures. I liked him so much he was rarely a bad guy. Mostly worked as a mercenary)
Destro (I first had version 2 so I always saw Destro as this powerful general with cool threads)
Crocmaster (he went everywhere with me.)

Beach Head
02-03-2005, 12:46 AM
My favorite is Beach Head. When I first saw his action figure I fell in love. Then I loved him even more because of Marvel issues #47 and #50.

Other favs are Snake Eyes, Firefly, and Zartan. These characters all had a mystery to them just like Boba Fett in Star Wars. Love them all!

Evil Ryu
02-04-2005, 02:10 PM
Flint
Beachhead
Dodger
Cobra Commander
Mercer
Destro
Firefly
Zartan
Hit'n'Run
Shipwreck
Serpentor

Would M.Bison count?

invisiboy
04-03-2006, 11:18 AM
Cover Girl (LOVE HER!)
Ace
Outback

Bleak5170
04-04-2006, 11:35 AM
Clutch - his stubbled face and [email protected] , chauvanistic ways just appealed to me as a kid for some reason, (probably not healthy as I was about 8 years old at the time)

Breaker - if you're going to like Clutch, you have to like Breaker. I mean, how can you not like him?

Mutt - my favourite figure when I was a kid

Dusty - my second favourite figure - I loved his desert gear

Steeler - part of the three amigos, (along with my numbers 1 and 2). I really hope Hama touches on this again in Declassified

Rock 'n' Roll - he received no love in the cartoon but has been a comic mainstay for many years - great team guy

Honourable Mentions:

Grunt
Flash
Blowtorch
Outback
Roadblock (I liked him better before he became one of the main characters)
Low-Light
Beach Head - he's so damn funny

Darko
04-04-2006, 03:28 PM
For cobra:

-Slice: British ninja who quotes A Clockwork Orange. Doesn't get much better than that.

-Serpentor: While the cartoon version of him was fairly goofy (...of course, he still looked downright dignified next to Cobra "Bozo the Clown" Commander), the comic version had a lot of potential

-Headman: I'm on a roll, aren't I? Say what you will about the goofy "SAY NO TO DRUGS!" message tacked onto Headman and the Headhunters, he really is a villian that makes sense. Why WOULDN'T cobra have underworld crime connections?

Joes:

-Mercer: Everyone loves a turncoat.

-Spirit: I especially like what they did with him in the DD arcs.

-Snake Eyes: Yeah, sue me. I like ol' hamburger face.

Patrick A. Riley
04-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Kwinn (mysterious)
Mangler
Cool Breeze
Billy
Blind Master
Wade Collins
Fred VII
Cross Country (memorable in issue #109)
Dee Jay (the always forgotten BF2K member)
Wild Card (funny always breaking things)
Time to update (since I have read the Image/DD version since I posted)
Zanya: Great look, with a good back story and she's Zartan daughter for cryin' out loud. So many possibilities.....
Kamakura: Wade's adopted son. See Zanya
Alexander McCullen: Destro's son. See Kamakura

Dreadnok4life
04-07-2006, 12:51 PM
Everyone but the Red Coils, Red Shadows and Wraith. I hate Wraith.

ANDRE M MOSS
04-14-2006, 01:34 PM
G.I. JOE
snake eyes
roadblock
flint
scarlett
lady jaye
snow job
iceburg
torpedo
deep six (born in maryland)
dusty
big lyle


COBRA
wild weasel
baroness
destro
scrap iron
serpentor
vipers
strato vipers
eels

Bigtattoo
04-14-2006, 06:07 PM
i love resurrected threads.
For me, Id have to go with Lowlight ( naturally):
Not given a lot of exposure, but still the greatest character.
Mercer: Dunno why really, cos his moral code is pretty shoddy but I just love the idea of an ex Cobra helping the Joes.
Spirit: Always been one of my favourites but DD have done a great job in updating/fleshing out his character.
Zanya: Great backstory, the Nok Princess.
Destro: What can I say, Im a patriot! I love both the fact hes a Jock and his sense of honour, even though hes technically evil.