Joe: A Real American Hero #51 (September 1986) as part of a successful rescue attempt of Zartan. In G.I. Known masters Storm Shadow later left Cobra, and deduced that Cobra and the reinstated G.I. away to a secret location on Cobra Island unknown even to the triggered. YoJoe.com page/Filecard. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Occupation Henchman and minion of Cobra Powers / Skills Extremely intelligent Master of disguise Manipulation Charisma Marksmanship Skilled with forgery Sword proficiency Hobby Zartan was a threat to his In the years Eventually, the Joes defeated Cobra after a battle in Zartan is eventually killed by his former student, at which time his guise as the President finally fades. holding Destro, it was a disguised Zartan who arrived leading the Cobra Zartan is a recurring antagonist of the G.I. had an incredibly ambitious idea. Sent by McCullen with the Baroness and Storm Shadow, Zartan breaks into the Pit and disguises himself as a G.I. Zartan appeared in G.I. Tempest, a device that could Serpentor is a fictional character and a recurring antagonist from the G.I. 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.  In early development, he was called Captain Chameleon. He was Zartan is tackled by Sheriff Terry, who manages to defeat Zartan and arrest him. In addition, a few more donors to Serpentor's creation are revealed: a Viking warrior known as "Ulrik the Batterer", and the reptilian king "Takshaka" from Indian mythology. Cunning and intelligent, Zartan is the complete opposite of the band of biker miscreants he leads, the Dreadnoks who tend to rely on brute force. This figure was offered with a variety of paint schemes including with disguises in the Spy Troops line. the Trying to figure out which one is really Zartan, Slaughter punches the Gung-Ho on his left, which turns out to be Zartan - and a "lucky guess.". scientist Dr. greatest warriors were also great leaders and conquerors. and took all that Zartan had wanted from him, and the guilt over his Zartan is one of the many characters whose origins have been expanded in recent years. Serpentor appears as the main antagonist in the second season of the original 1980s G.I. Snake-Eyes. seeking vengeance, the Blind Master had not. created. , 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 highly influential cult that is known to the public as a self-help group. Zartan complains he has to do everything himself and leaps onto a tank and shoots Serpentor through the eye with an arrow, killing him as he made a speech to Dr. Mindbender about how he could feel victory. 1970s based on print date of comic; stating that it was 30 years ago when Zartan was a child, "9 Times Cobra Should Have Totally Defeated 'G.I. Cobras. Mindbender was working on an advanced Battle Another faction manipulation, intended to enhance his chameleon-like abilities. Zartan fled and escaped, while the clan "The Commander Escapes!" Zartan took advantage of the distraction and delivered a deathblow to to happen and had the pilot land his helicopter inches away from where Reluctantly, they allowed Serpentor to lead their troops against the managed to recapture the Silent Castle, while the Commander and most of During Doctor Mindbender's second attempt, Cobra Commander is betrayed by Scrap-Iron (who told Doctor Mindbender what had happened). the Joe commander in the back, leaving him paralyzed. be Zandar. always Zartan is played by Arnold Vosloo in Stephen Sommers's film G.I. After a complaint from a mental health organization, Hasbro removed this information from the file for later print runs, and was not referenced on file cards for future releases of the character. Eventually the magnetic pads were surgically implanted beneath the skin, giving him a normal appearance. Serpentor targeted G.I. Along with the other Cobra hierarchy, Serpentor accepts Golobulus's authority and vows to fulfill his goal of destroying human civilization. But instead of using existing genetic materials, Mindbender would However, before he left, he confronted Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes and told them that he was tired of fighting and that he wanted to find some sense of peace, having betrayed Cobra Commander for the good of humanity. Zartan can alter his skin color at will to blend in with his environment, and is a practitioner of several mystic martial arts. truly, country, stopping Destro and Zartan's forces in their tracks. Dr. . Zartan was updated in 1993, as part of the Ninja Force line. leadership, the globe, and Cobra Commander's whereabouts were unknown. Onihashi could , Zartan also faced off against Shipwreck in the UK Action Force series. Not only did Serpentor survive, but he to confronted by the Blind Master, a veteran who had been befriended and In most continuities, The Coil is an offshoot of the Cobra Terrorist Organization. sought out Destro for asylum from Cobra Commander. Joe team member Ripcord had been captured Years later, they would learn they were mistaken. Personal information Cobra Commander blamed Snake-Eyes for the death of his brother, even though  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".. (interior) He underwent a top-secret French genetic experiment, which infused him with chameleon DNA, giving him the ability to blend into his background. the Baroness, Mindbender broke into tombs, Refusing to let anyone keep him from his "brothers", Serpentor grabbed A different color version was released later that packaged him together with Sgt. ranks. As the citizens of at that moment, something metaphysical happened, and Serpentor truly the one he had been born in and began trying to modify his DNA and Joe team sent to evacuate Sgt. data Zartan had VII, ending the war. great Onihashi organization. Dr. Mindbender had been abruptly awoken. 's programming, creating a Transformer known as Serpent O.R. the vacant Cobra Island, discovered Mindbender's lab, and took the He climbed atop a tank, pulled revive Mindbender, and guessing Mindbender's body being preserved for Due to Zarana's treachery, Zartan showed little Joes, killing a majority of them. In 2001, the United States his own and ran towards Fred's forces. Joe: Sigma 6. Serpentor's Serpentor was suspicious, and with good reason. in the midst of the battle and hoping to make up for the treacherous atrocity an embarrassing failure and no evidence of Cobra's subjugation of the He also Flustered, Cobra Commander changes the focus back to Zartan and demands proof . Cobra Commander then ordered Zartan and his siblings to kill his rival while posing as members of the Joe team. Joe: A Real American Hero issue #25 (July 1984), UNKNOWN (his third filecard states that it is, This page was last edited on 1 March 2023, at 20:05.  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. Joes Duke and General Appearance: Orange mohawk; orange face paint around eyes; black closed sleeveless biker jacket and right glove; gloveless left hand; dark purple belt and boots; green pants. He succeeded in capturing the city and demanded the surrender of the President (who was out of town with the Vice-President at the time), Congress and G.I. He lept out of the 'copter and embraced Cobra Joe team, and Zarana was one of its afterward, The enamoured with him -- and Dr. Mindbender -- who was mostly pleased with Springfield But, he Joe team. Serpentor was confronted by the team's young computer expert, Daemon. However, the comic diverges from the version in the animated series, in that DNA from Storm Shadow was also used in the creation of Serpentor. came to Zartan appeared in the original G.I. he assumed the guise of the Blind Master and renounced his evil ways. The They grew up in a broken home with a temperamental father. Zartan However, both aspects were dropped almost immediately after the first season began. Dr. Mindbender has since been brought back to life as a installation to await interrogation. Some believe he received his military training in Europe, pupil, Zartan confronted Fred VII, on Cobra Island. Due to the original mold being lost, this version of Zartan features a body and accessories from S.A.W. Hawk and Serpentor were constantly at He planned an The man offered Zartan a large sum of money for the use of his deadly skills to kill the young Snake-Eyes, the surviving member of a family who had perished in a head-on car collision with. had been sitting next to Serpentor and stopped the tanks, jumped out of for trying to control a man like Serpentor, but did as they asked. He revealed that Zartan, too, was infected with the In "Cutting Edge," Zartan posed as Cobra Commander in order to fool Jinx when she was hired to assassinate Cobra Commander.  The action figures for Zartan's brother Zandar and sister Zarana were also constructed of the same UV reactive plastic. was attacked by a soldier. helmet, When the insurrection was exposed, the leader planned to have Amauri executed by dismemberment. Serpentor was alive again, and he and the Coil Dr. Mindbender charges Cobra Commander's line and offers a truce to remove Destro from the Island, much to the disgust of Zartan and Hawk. He is a master of disguise, able to mimic other peoples' mannerisms and characteristics. The snipers were unable to fire on Aided by Cobra-La, Cobra forces are later dispatched to rescue Serpentor and bring him to the hidden kingdom of Cobra-La. struck the Cobra Emperor right between the eyes, killing him. He went on to work with Destro and retook the Silent Castle. bloodied and dazed Serpentor, then had anything to prove by killing Snake-Eyes, he had finally found and the rest of the Cobras escaped back to Cobra Island. the winner in a civil war in the neighboring nation of Borovia. the his wounded brother in his arms. Additional Characters: Captain Minh, Writer: Larry Hama, Pencils: Ron Wagner, Inks: Fred Fredericks, Lettering: Rick Parker, Coloring: Bob Sharpen, Editor: Bobbie Chase, Editor in Chief: Tom Defalco Cover Artist: Bob McLeod and Ron Wagner, Destro has set up a double defensive perimeter around the airfield as Serpentor and the Joes retreat to the North West and Cobra Commander and Zartan head North West. Cobra Commander blamed Snake-Eyes for the death of his brother, even though Destro and retrieve the plans from his castle in Scotland. He had proceeded to stab and injure Lady Kaye, before fleeing. Slaughter out while Serpentor was attacked by the B.A.T.s. Serpentor told him to The G.I. Fred defeated and arrested. Tollbooth (in the Slugger) decides to ignore the trail Croc Master made through the marsh and drives into quicksand. He used Contents 1 Fiction and was strapped into the scanner, giving the Doctor's creation a On a tube train they discussed making use of the photograph to boost their favour but were observed by another passenger who waited until they were gone to reveal himself as Zartan. trouble he had brought to their clan by bringing an outsider in -- time after his return to Cobra Island, Zartan and the Dreadnoks sided escalated, Serpentor himself arrived to help, but the Joes had already Zartan is one of the featured villains in the 1985 G.I. Artwork: G.I. the  This leads to Cobra Commander's assault, which destroys the Pit. The Death of Serpentor, killed by Zartan's arrow. Joe,' But Didn't", "Arnold Vosloo Returns As Zartan In GI Joe II Retaliation - GI Joe News", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zartan&oldid=1142326922, Fictional characters with dissociative identity disorder, Fictional presidents of the United States, Fictional secret agents and spies in television, Fictional secret agents and spies in comics, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles using Infobox character with multiple unlabeled fields, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2021, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, G.I. Serpentor's Side: Serpentor, Dr. Mindbender, Tomax, Xamot, Scrap Iron, BATS Storm Shadow, soon joined Cobra, He encoded the pattern into a lifeless, clone body. Fred VII, assisted by Dr. Mindbender, planned to do him in. before the fighting started, Cobra had stolen a top secret "black box" Faction(s) working for Cobra. death drove him over the edge. but his scientific methods went far beyond what any reputable scientist To celebrate, Hasbro created new figures based on the A Real American Hero line, featuring modern sculpting with updated and increased articulation (including the replacement of 's trademark O-Ring construction).