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The Classified Files

To differentiate the heroes and villains of G.I. JOE, each icon has 4 unique visual levels representing a character's proficiency in that particular area. To be part of G.I. Joe or Cobra, you have to be the best of the best at what you do, so while a level 1 may seem low, it still represents an elite level of proficiency.

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G.I. JOE

Gijoe Level 1

Level 1

Gijoe Level 2

Level 2

Gijoe Level 3

Level 3

Gijoe Level 4

Level 4

Cobra Level 1

Level 1

Cobra Level 2

Level 2

Cobra Level 3

Level 3

Cobra Level 4

Level 4

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Cobra

ROLE, GEAR, SKILL & MASTERY

The icons are broken up into 4 categories and are meant to give a clear and concise at-a-glance overview of each character in the G.I. JOE universe.

ROLE

//WHAT THE CHARACTER DOES

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COMMUNICATIONS

Characters with the COMMUNICATIONS icon install and operate technology to keep the flow of vital data moving to the right places.

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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Characters with the COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY icon design, build, and operate computers and networks.

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COVERT OPS

Characters with the COVERT OPS icon are sent on secret missions.

  • Helix GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Lady Jaye GI JOE action figure

    3

  • Firefly COBRA action figure

    4

  • Storm Shadow COBRA action figure

    4

  • Chuckles GI JOE action figure

    4

  • Snake Eyes GI JOE action figure

    4

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DRIVER

Characters with the DRIVER icon operate transports and other non-armored, ground-based vehicles.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST icon have training and experience for missions in a specific environment.

  • Gung-Ho GI JOE action figure

    3

  • B.A.T. COBRA action figure

    3

  • Barbecue GI JOE action figure

    4

  • Dusty GI JOE action figure

    4

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: AIR

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: AIR icon have training and experience for missions in the air.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: ARCTIC

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: ARCTIC icon have training and experience for missions in snow, ice, and extreme cold.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: DESERT

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: DESERT icon have training and experience for missions in the desert.

  • Sand Scorpion COBRA action figure

    4

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: JUNGLE

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: JUNGLE icon have training and experience for missions in the jungle.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: NIGHT

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: NIGHT icon have training and experience for missions at night.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: SPACE

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: SPACE icon have training and experience for missions in space

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: URBAN

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: URBAN icon have training and experience for missions in cities.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: WATER

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: WATER icon have training and experience for missions on and in the water.

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FIXED WING PILOT

Characters with the FIXED WING PILOT icon fly jets and other winged aircraft.

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FOOT SOLDIER

Characters with the FOOT SOLDIER icon are the rank and file of an army.

  • Red Ninja Viper COBRA action figure

    1

  • Cobra trooper COBRA action figure

    1

  • Cobra Viper COBRA action figure

    2

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INTELLIGENCE

Characters with the INTELLIGENCE icon are skilled at secretly collecting mission-critical data.

  • Jinx GI JOE action figure

    3

  • Stalker GI JOE action figure

    3

  • Baroness COBRA action figure

    4

  • Scarlett GI JOE action figure

    4

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LEADER

Characters with the LEADER icon lead teams and command missions.

  • Flint GI JOE action figure

    3

  • Tomax & Xamot COBRA action figure

    3

  • Duke GI JOE action figure

    4

  • Cobra Commander COBRA action figure

    4

  • Hawk GI JOE action figure

    4

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MARKSMAN

Characters with the MARKSMAN icon can hit targets at range with incredible precision.

  • Sci-fi GI JOE action figure

    2

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Characters with the MECHANICAL ENGINEERING icon design, build, and maintain complex machinery.

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MEDIC

Characters with the MEDIC icon provide emergency medical treatment in dangerous situations.

  • Doc GI JOE action figure

    4

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MERCENARY

Characters with the MERCENARY icon fight for personal gain and have no official loyalty to a cause.

  • Road Pig COBRA action figure

    2

  • Ripper COBRA action figure

    2

  • Torch COBRA action figure

    2

  • Zarana COBRA action figure

    3

  • Zartan COBRA action figure

    4

  • Major Bludd COBRA action figure

    4

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NAVAL PILOT

Characters with the NAVAL PILOT icon operate boats and other watercraft.

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ORDNANCE

Characters with the ORDNANCE icon make sure weapons and vehicles are armed and ready.

  • Scrap-Iron COBRA action figure

    3

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RECON

Characters with the RECON icon collect valuable intelligence on enemy resources and positions.

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ROTARY WING PILOT

Characters with the ROTARY WING PILOT icon fly helicopters and other vertical-lift aircraft.

  • Wild Bill GI JOE action figure

    4

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SCIENCE

Characters with the SCIENCE icon advance scientific knowledge through research and breakthroughs.

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SECURITY

Characters with the SECURITY icon make sure important people, places, or things are protected.

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SKYDIVING

Characters with the SKYDIVING icon can jump from an aircraft.

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TANKER

Characters with the TANKER icon drive tanks and other mobile armored artillery vehicles.

  • Cover Girl GI JOE action figure

    4

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VANGUARD

Characters with the VANGUARD icon are on the frontline of combat, taking the fight to the enemy.

  • Rock 'N Roll GI JOE action figure

    1

  • Roadblock GI JOE action figure

    4

Filecard System Role Character

Role

Gear

Skill

Mastery

Filecard System Role Assets

gear

//WHAT THE CHARACTER USES

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ARROW WEAPONS

Characters with the ARROW WEAPONS icon use sharp projectile weapons.

  • Scarlett GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Lady Jaye GI JOE action figure

    3

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BAZOOKA

Characters with the BAZOOKA icon use a portable rocket launcher capable of immobilizing enemy vehicles.

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BIOHAZARD DETECTOR

Characters with the BIOHAZARD DETECTOR icon use a device that detects when the environment is contaminated by biological hazards.

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BLADED WEAPONS

Characters with the BLADED WEAPONS icon use silent weapons with razor-sharp edges, like swords and knives.

  • Barbecue GI JOE action figure

    1

  • Zarana COBRA action figure

    2

  • Red Ninja Viper COBRA action figure

    2

  • Storm Shadow COBRA action figure

    3

  • Buzzer COBRA action figure

    3

  • Ripper COBRA action figure

    3

  • Snake Eyes GI JOE action figure

    4

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CLASSIFIED

Characters with the CLASSIFIED icon have information, skills, or equipment that is too secret to reveal.

  • Zartan COBRA action figure

    3

  • Firefly COBRA action figure

    4

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ENERGY WEAPONS

Characters with the ENERGY WEAPONS icon use powerful weapons that focus energy into a destructive force.

  • B.A.T. COBRA action figure

    2

  • Sci-fi GI JOE action figure

    4

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EXPLOSIVES

Characters with the EXPLOSIVES icon work with dangerous bombs and ammunition.

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FLAMETHROWER

Characters with the FLAMETHROWER icon use weapons that shoot fire.

  • Torch COBRA action figure

    3

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HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT

Characters with the HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT icon are bare-knuckle brawlers.

  • Tomax & Xamot COBRA action figure

    2

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HEAVY WEAPONS

Characters with the HEAVY WEAPONS icon wield huge weapons with high destructive power.

  • Rock 'N Roll GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Gung-Ho GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Ripcord GI JOE action figure

    3

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LAUNCHER

Characters with the LAUNCHER icon use weapons that fire projectiles, like rockets.

  • Doc GI JOE action figure

    1

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LIGHT WEAPONS

Characters with the LIGHT WEAPONS icon use small, handheld weapons.

  • Baroness COBRA action figure

    1

  • Cobra trooper COBRA action figure

    1

  • Cobra Commander COBRA action figure

    1

  • Cover Girl GI JOE action figure

    1

  • Destro COBRA action figure

    1

  • Wild Bill GI JOE action figure

    1

  • Chuckles GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Duke GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Dusty GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Hawk GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Helix GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Ripcord GI JOE action figure

    2

  • Stalker GI JOE action figure

    3

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LONG-RANGE WEAPONS

Characters with the LONG-RANGE WEAPONS icon use weapons that strike from very far distances.

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MEDIUM WEAPONS

Characters with the MEDIUM WEAPONS icon use medium-sized weapons that require two hands.

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MELEE WEAPONS

Characters with the MELEE WEAPONS icon use weapons that smash things in close combat.

  • Road Pig COBRA action figure

    3

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MINESWEEPER

Characters with the MINESWEEPER icon use a device to detect hidden mines and explosives.

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SHIELD

Characters with the SHIELD icon use high-tech shields for both defense and offense.

  • Alley Viper COBRA action figure

    2

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Characters with the TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE icon use handheld devices to transmit data between team members.

Filecard System Gear Character

Role

Gear

Skill

Mastery

Filecard System Gear Asset

SKILL

//WHAT THE CHARACTER IS GOOD AT

&MASTERY

//WHAT THE CHARACTER IS BEST AT

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AERIAL COMBAT

Characters with the AERIAL COMBAT icon are masters at battling in the skies.

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ANIMAL HANDLING

Characters with the ANIMAL HANDLING icon train and use animals in combat and support roles.

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ANTI-ARMOR

Characters with the ANTI-ARMOR icon know how to exploit weaknesses in armored vehicles and tanks.

  • Scrap-Iron COBRA action figure

    3

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ARCTIC COMBAT

Characters with the ARCTIC COMBAT icon are masters of fighting in freezing, snowy environments.

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ARTILLERY

Characters with the ARTILLERY icon use powerful weapons to destroy targets from long distances.

  • Hawk GI JOE action figure

    4

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ATHLETICS

Characters with the ATHLETICS icon possess incredible endurance and agility.

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BLACK MARKET DEALS

Characters with the BLACK MARKET DEALS icon negotiate illegal deals for goods or services.

  • Destro COBRA action figure

    3

  • Tomax & Xamot COBRA action figure

    4

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Characters with the CHEMICAL ENGINEERING icon mix and refine chemicals into powerfully advanced combinations.

  • Barbecue GI JOE action figure

    4

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CLASSIFIED

Characters with the CLASSIFIED icon have information, skills, or equipment that is too secret to reveal.

  • Chuckles GI JOE action figure

    4

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COERCION

Characters with the COERCION icon use fear to bend the wills of those they command.

  • Cobra Commander COBRA action figure

    4

  • Tomax & Xamot COBRA action figure

    4

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COMMUNICATIONS

Characters with the COMMUNICATIONS icon install and operate technology to keep the flow of vital data moving to the right places.

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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Characters with the COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY icon design, build, and operate computers and networks.

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COVERT OPS

Characters with the COVERT OPS icon are sent on secret missions.

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CRYPTOGRAPHY

Characters with the CRYPTOGRAPHY icon can create and/or break top secret, highly encrypted codes.

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DESERT COMBAT

Characters with the DESERT COMBAT icon are masters at fighting in hot, dry desert environments.

  • Sand Scorpion COBRA action figure

    2

  • Dusty GI JOE action figure

    4

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DISGUISE

Characters with the DISGUISE icon use makeup and costumes to take on a different identity.

  • Zarana COBRA action figure

    3

  • Baroness COBRA action figure

    4

  • Lady Jaye GI JOE action figure

    4

  • Zartan COBRA action figure

    4

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DRIVER

Characters with the DRIVER icon operate transports and other non-armored, ground-based vehicles.

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Characters with the ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING icon design, build, and maintain devices that run on electricity.

  • Sci-fi GI JOE action figure

    2

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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: WATER

Characters with the ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST: WATER icon have training and experience for missions on and in the water.

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EXPLOSIVES

Characters with the EXPLOSIVES icon work with dangerous bombs and ammunition.

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FIXED WING PILOT

Characters with the FIXED WING PILOT icon fly jets and other winged aircraft.

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HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT

Characters with the HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT icon are bare-knuckle brawlers.

  • Gung-Ho GI JOE action figure

    2

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INFILTRATION

Characters with the INFILTRATION icon specialize in gaining access to secure enemy areas.

  • Storm Shadow COBRA action figure

    3

  • Zartan COBRA action figure

    3

  • Lady Jaye GI JOE action figure

    3

  • Zarana COBRA action figure

    3

  • Jinx GI JOE action figure

    3

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INTELLIGENCE

Characters with the INTELLIGENCE icon are skilled at secretly collecting mission-critical data.

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JUNGLE COMBAT

Characters with the JUNGLE COMBAT icon are masters of fighting in hot, overgrown, and uncharted jungle environments.

  • Gung-Ho GI JOE action figure

    3

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LEADER

Characters with the LEADER icon lead teams and command missions.

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LINGUISTICS

Characters with the LINGUISTICS icon use language and cultural skills to communicate, translate, decrypt, and interrogate.

  • Dusty GI JOE action figure

    1

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MARTIAL ARTS

Characters with the MARTIAL ARTS icon use highly disciplined forms of hand-to-hand combat.

  • Red Ninja Viper COBRA action figure

    2

  • Scarlett GI JOE action figure

    3

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Characters with the MECHANICAL ENGINEERING icon design, build, and maintain complex machinery.

  • Cover Girl GI JOE action figure

    4

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MEDIC

Characters with the MEDIC icon provide emergency medical treatment in dangerous situations.

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MOUNTAINEERING

Characters with the MOUNTAINEERING icon are skilled at survival and combat in high-altitude mountain environments.

  • Doc GI JOE action figure

    2

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NAVAL COMBAT

Characters with the NAVAL COMBAT icon are masters at fighting on any kind of water.

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NAVAL PILOT

Characters with the NAVAL PILOT icon operate ships, boats, and other surface watercraft.

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NIGHT COMBAT

Characters with the NIGHT COMBAT icon excel at fighting in the dark.

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NINJITSU

Characters with the NINJUTSU icon are ninjas.

  • Red Ninja Viper COBRA action figure

    2

  • Jinx GI JOE action figure

    3

  • Snake Eyes GI JOE action figure

    4

  • Storm Shadow COBRA action figure

    4