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Credits: written by Michael Charles Hill
Production Number: 600-79
Original Airdate: October 22, 1986
While on a routine mission in Southeast Asia, Sgt. Slaughter is mistaken
for Wet-Suit and kidnapped. He awakens inside a ruined temple where a mercenary
French ex-patriot demands that he perform in a martial arts competition.
A competition devised by Cobra Commander to find the world’s best assassin
to eliminate Serpentor!
* indicates the character was silent during the episode
Creatures," blood is seen after a Joe punches an opponent in the face.
|G.I.Joe: Bazooka*, Beach Head, General Hawk, Leatherneck, Lift-Ticket*, Lifeline*, Low-Light, Mainframe, Sci Fi, Slipstream, Sgt. Slaughter, Wet-Suit
||Cobra: Cobra Commander, Serpentor, Storm Shadow
|G.I.Joe: Conquest X-30
Sgt. Slaughter’s credit card number is 0 349703 5157 (Matthew Pak's
3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).
The only time you will see someone holding a cigarette in the series is during a pan shot inside the Green Monkey Cantina in Manilla.
Considering that Beach Head fired a full burst into one of the many extremely
pale mercenaries, is it possible that a zombie or robot sub-plot was tossed
out of the episode?
As Beach Head leads the other Joes through the jungle, Low-Light states
that their march reminds him of Conrad’s book Heart of Darkness
and asks if Leatherneck has read the story. “Nope, but I saw a movie once
- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” replies Leatherneck. The inside
joke behind Leatherneck's comment is that The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
was a movie that starred Chuck McCann, the voice actor for Leatherneck,
as Spiro Antonapoulos. Also, Heart of Darkness, a novel written
by Joseph Conrad, is about a man's journey to the unexplored areas of
The jacket worn by one of LaFonte's thugs changes color while he is
approaching Sgt. Slaughter.
The design of Cobra Commander's boots were incorrectly drawn as reaching
to the top of his calf (left) rather than covered by his pants (right).
At G.I.Joe headquarters, the color of General Hawk's gun holster changes
from a dark to a light grey, which is the incorrect color. Also, there
should not be a white space under the goggles on General Hawk's helmet
While the Joes are inside the Green Monkey Cantina in Manilla, the
skin on Leatherneck's face and chest changes to lighter tone, but his hand
remains the same.
Rather than wearing a short sleeve black shirt, Beach Head appears
twice with a long sleeve shirt. Also, while talking with the young boy,
his grey gloves were not included.
Cross Country (left)
and Beach Head (right)
||Cross Country and Beach Head urge a motorbike driver to wear a helmet.