|Title:||G.I Joe Extreme|
|Start - end:||1995 - 1997|
|Official site:||G.I Joe Extreme official site||Rate:|
Albert 'Ballistic' Salviatti (renamed Eagle Eye in the second season) is the team's sharpshooter. A former member of the Special Forces, Ballistic became the most publicly recognized member of the Joe Team when he inadvertently saved Count von Rani's life (To Catch a Klaw). Due to this publicity (and network standards against have gun-related character names), his codename was changed to Eagle Eye (SKAR Under Siege). He has a strong rivalry with his former comrade-in-arms the Silencer, having survived an initial attempt on his life years before and a further attempt to kill both him and another former comrade (The Silencers). His sharp shooting skills are natural instincts and feels devices like scopes and lasers sights will just slow him down. He is also able to take out impossible targets by shooting off surfaces.
Kang Chi 'Black Dragon' Lee is the Joe Team's resident ninja and martial artist. Very little of his backstory is ever revealed, save that he grew up in Hong Kong (The Search for Clancy) and has a past history with the Tongs that control the crime there.
Omar 'Freight' Diesel was a former professional football player and the team's demolitions expert. Freight served in the U.S. Army before becoming a football player, but left the sport when he heard about the reformation of the Joe Team (Crawling from the Wreckage, Winner Take All). He served alongside Wreckage, although neither was immediately aware of this. He eventually helped his old friend to remember who he was and to realize it was Iron Klaw, and not the U.S. military, who had experimented upon him (Wreckage: Revenge!). He is very sensitive to his shortcomings, once leaving the team when he felt that a serious injury Metalhead received was his fault (Winner Take All), although he soon returned figuring he could do more good with the Joe Team then back on the football field.
Jose 'Harpoon' Montalvo is a former Navy SEAL and is the team's nautical expert (Dawn's Oily Light). Somewhat of a comic, Harpoon would often provide comic relief in certain situations. He also seemed to enjoy fishing (Dawn's Oily Light).
Mayday was the only female of the reformed Joe Team. Aggressive and determined, Mayday would often push the limits of her body and her equipment (Serious Leg Work, Sabotage in the Sky). Both a skilled fighter and pilot, she frequently utilized both talents in the series. Injured soon after the formation of the team, Mayday was the only member of the team left on Joe Island when Inferno attempted to seize it (Serious Leg Work). Although injured, Mayday managed to stall SKAR efforts to such a point that they were essentially defeated by the time the rest of the team returned. Some time later, Mayday's piloting skills would be utilized after a plot by SKAR to steal a prototype plane from an aviations firm was uncovered (Sabotage in the Sky). Mayday infiltrated the company and foiled the attempt, while at the same time securing a lucrative contract for the company due to her piloting abilities.
Matthew 'Metal Head' Hurley is the teams communications and computer expert. He was the first person recruited by Stone and Savage after Clancy asked them to form the new Joe Team (Summoning of Heroes). Although not much of a fighter, Metalhead often found himself in the field (Dawn's Oily Light, Winner Take All, Operation Underground). Most often his skills as a hacker were employed by the team in order to crack SKAR computer systems and technology (Chips and a Cold, Cold Drink, Operation Underground). He has a rivalry with Sgt. Savage (Relics, A Traitor Among Us) that eventually helped propel the events of the series finale (Metalhead Goes AWOL, Betrayal).
Mstr Sgt. Robert Steven Savage was the star of the G.I. Joe spin-off Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles. A soldier frozen during World War II, he was discovered by Hawk and Lady Jaye between the original animated series and G.I. Joe Extreme. Also revived was the Iron Army (a stand-in for the Nazis) under General Blitz, a former Iron Army officer with connections to the Cobra Organization. At some point prior to the series, Savage killed Blitz and brought down the Iron Army (Relics). Savage is the "oldest" member of the team who once had a wife and child (during World War II), although physically he is close in age to Stone. When Iron Klaw sought to revive a lieutenant of Genghis Khan, Agra, he broke the only surviving leader of the Iron Army out of prison, a scientist named Gerbin. Savage went after them, not wanting any remnant of the Iron Army to still be at large. He eventually confronted Iron Klaw and the revived Agra, defeating the Mongol warrior and refreezing him (Relics).
Quick Stryke is a former SKAR operative who defected to the Joe Team after the death of his brother, Jonathan (Point of Honor). Jonathan was a part of Iron Klaw's supersoldier program, but died due to the nature of the experiments. Quick Stryke joined SKAR with his brother, but was not a true believer in their ideals. With his brother gone, he sought to regain his honor with the Joe Team. He thus has a personal grudge against Iron Klaw, one that the SKAR leader was initially unaware of. Quick Stryke used this to his advantage, feigning a return to SKAR along with a valuable missile control system, only to instead attack Iron Klaw when he was close to the man (Point of Honor). Although he was unsuccessful in ending Iron Klaw's reign, his attempt on the SKAR leader earned him the trust of his team. Voice by Blu Mankuma in the television series.
Red McKnox was a scientist of Scottish descent who designed much of the equipment used by the Joe Team, although they were not aware of who he was until the second season (Operation Underground). After seeing firsthand all he had accomplished, Stone offered him a position on the team, an offer McKnox accepted. Soon thereafter he began work on a projectile weapon that could be set to either destroy or capture a subject. Unfortunately this weapon was seized, along with his assistant Julia, by the Silencer in his bid to get revenge on Ballistic (The Silencers).
Tracker, along with his trained wolf Dakota, was an expert tracker recruited by Stone in order to find Clancy. Tracker possessed extra-sensory perception, allowing him to sense where SKAR had taken Clancy (The Search for Clancy). After his success in finding the Joe leader, Stone invited him to permanently join the Joe Team.
The Joe Team's presidential liaison, next to nothing is known about Clancy. He dresses in a black suit and is always wearing sunglasses, resembling the men in black. Most probably his name is based upon author Tom Clancy. Before the formation of the new Joe Team, Mayday served as his personal bodyguard (Summoning of Heroes). Although he often seems to know what is going on before anyone else, he dismissed Stone's theory that Count von Rani was Iron Klaw to his misfortune (To Catch a Klaw). He was captured along with the President of the United States when SKAR seized control of the America (Coup of the Klaw, Rebellion). Iron Klaw had him relocated to Kalistan, then replaced him in order to infiltrate the Joe Team after his defeat (SKAR Under Siege). Iron Klaw was eventually revealed and Stone sought out the real Clancy, finding him in a SKAR laboratory in Hong Kong (The Search for Clancy). While in their custoday his mind had been "moved" to a SKAR computer system, but Clancy had the mental discipline to disrupt their operations in this state (The Search for Clancy). Returning to the Joe Team, Clancy would play a prominent role in the eventual defeat and capture of Iron Klaw (Metalhead Goes AWOL, Betrayal).
Short Fuze was a member of the Joe Team who only appeared in the comic series. As his name suggests, he was an expert in demolitions.
Tall Sally was a second female character who only appeared in the comic series.
the odds of survival are a million to one!
GI JOE EXTREME!
the threat is real
known only as SKAR
WE WILL BE VICTIORIOUS
NOT ON MY WATCH
GI JOE EXTREME!!!!
Ballistic! Harpoon! Mayday!
WIJIREO! EIJOEJ Savage! Quicstrike!
the odds are a million to one
AND THATS THE WAY WE LIKE IT
GI JOE EXTREME