Can You Name These G.I. Joe Characters From an Image?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
About This Quiz
Ever since the very first G.I. Joe action figures were released, they and their Cobra counterparts have provided military enthusiasts, young and old, with hours of role-playing fun! If you're real gung ho about the Joes, do you think you can name each of these G.I. Joe characters from just one image? Take our quiz and find out. Yo Joe!
Real-life professional wrestler Robert Remus (whose ring name is Sgt. Slaughter) was the inspiration behind the creation of this G.I. Joe Team member. As a part of the Team, Sgt. Slaughter is the Drill Instructor.
There have been several versions of Destro within the G.I. Joe franchise. Throughout, he is represented as being born in Scotland, with his full name being Laird James McCullen Destro XXIV. His is most often described as a weapons developer and supplier for Cobra.
Zartan is a master of disguise and an assassin working for Cobra. He frequently works with the Dreadnooks biker gang, as well as with his younger twin siblings, Zandar and Zarana. His daughter, Zanya, is also a member of Cobra.
Terrence Lydon was the quarterback of West Point’s football team before becoming a member of the G.I. Joe Team. He is the Team’s hand-to-hand combat specialist and one of its most respected members in battle. His biggest fault is perhaps that he tries very hard to be liked but comes off mostly as annoying.
Lift-Ticket (Victor W. Sikorsk) is pilot of the Tomahawk, a twin-engine, twin-rotor, all-weather, heavy assault and troop transit helicopter. He has earned a reputation of being the best helicopter pilot, not just on the G.I. Joe Team, but in the entire army!
William S. Hardy, codenamed Wild Bill, is pilot of the G.I. Joe Team’s assault helicopter, Dragonfly XH-1. Apart from being a top-notch helicopter pilot, Wild Bill is also a skilled tracker with a special love for country-western music.
Debuting in 1982 as the bazooka soldier in the original G.I. Joe Team, Zap is a New York City native whose real name is Rafael J. Melendez. He is an expert with a wide range of weaponry, particularly those meant for armor-piercing and anti-tank assault.
Lady Jaye (real name: Alison R. Hart-Burnett) is the G.I. Joe Team’s covert operations specialist. She is a master impersonator and an expert with several weapons, including the M-16 and reflex crossbow.
Rock ‘n Roll was born in Malibu, California so it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s a big fan of surfing. He’s the original machine gunner on the G.I. Joe Team but in his younger days he also played guitar in a rock band and was a professional wrestler.
Tank Commander Ralph W. Pulaski (a.k.a. Steeler) debuted as part of the original G.I. Joe Team in 1982. He is skilled in operating many different types of assault fighting vehicles (AFVs) and was the original commander of the Team’s Multi-Ordnance Battle Assault Tank, the M.O.B.A.T.
G.I. Joe Team member, Admiral Everett P. Colby, is the commander of the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Flagg. He is the second-highest ranking member of the team, with only General Joseph Colton ranking higher.
Jinx is a ninja and a martial arts expert on the G.I. Joe Team. She was born in Los Angeles, California but her family has ties to a Japanese ninja clan. It was revealed that both Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are also descendants of the same clan.
Flash, whose real name is Anthony S. Gambello, is methodical and approaches most problem situations with extreme logic. His has a master’s degree in electronic engineering and is the G.I. Joe Team’s laser rifle trooper.
Dr. Mindbender is actually an orthodontist who was driven mad by a machine he created to relive dental pain. He now works for Cobra and specializes in interrogation, mind control, genetics and cloning.
In 1982, Short-Fuze debuted with the other members of the original G.I. Joe Team as the mortar soldier. Short-Fuze, whose real name is Eric W. Friestadt, is son and grandson to top sergeants in the army.