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Encyclopedia > Overkill (G.I. Joe)

Overkill is a fictional character from G.I. Joe, a toyline from Hasbro that has spawned comics and cartoon series. He first appeared in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero incarnation of the series. He also appears in G.I. Joe: Sigma 6. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Classic G.I. Joe Adventure Team Image, circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a series of military-themed action figures that appeared from 1964 and up to the present day through various incarnations and formats. ... The Hasbro logo uses a smile to indicate the carefree nature of its products. ...


If the file cards that came with the Overkill action figures are to be believed, there are actually two different characters that owned the name Overkill. Both versions of the character are the leader of the BATs, Battle Android Troopers controlled by the ruthless Cobra Organization. Many G.I. Joe action figures came with file cards printed at the back of the cardboard they came with. ... The Cobra Organization (officially called Cobra Command) is the fictional nemesis of the G.I. Joe team, and part of a line of action figures sold by Hasbro, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. ...


The first Overkill was an experimental prototype of the BAT with an advanced computer system and tactical logic programs but was considered by Cobra as too expensive to move to mass production. Despite being a soulless automaton, this Overkill is frequently referred to as a "he". The second version appeared in 2003 as part of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series. This is the version that more recent fans are familiar with. This Overkill is half-man, half-machine. The file card spells his name as "Over Kill" rather than one word although news releases and the credits in the Valor vs. Venom spelled it as "Overkill".

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Dic Cartoon

Overkill made his first animated appearance in the DiC-produced G.I Joe animated series. Here he appeared to be fully robotic and his appearance was that of his first action figure. His key episode in this series is The Eliminator in which he recieves an upgrade. DIC Entertainment (pronounced deek) is a film production company which was created in 1971 by Jean Chalopin in Luxembourg, as a subsidiary of Radio-Television Luxembourg. ...


Valor vs. Venom

Overkill returned in the G.I. Joe CGI movie Valor vs. Venom by Reel FX, now clearly half-human-machine version with a variety of robotic appendages and a tendency to repeat the end of his sentences in a manic tone of voice. He serves Cobra as Dr. Mindbender's lab assistant. Overkill looks down upon 'organics' and believes he and his BATs are better candidates to rule the world. In a series of fortuitous circumstances, he makes an alliance with Venomous Maximus, a mutated and brainwashed General Hawk. Together, they attempted to remove Cobra Commander from power and control Cobra themselves. The Joes are able to turn Maximus back into Hawk, and the Cobra base begins to explode around Overkill, who seemingly crushed in the ensuing explosion. Dr. Mindbender is a fictional character from the 1980s G.I. Joe toyline. ... G.I. Joe Commander Hawk Hawk (later General Hawk) is a fictional character from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, a line of military-themed toys. ... Cobra Commander Cobra Commander is a fictional character from the GI Joe franchise. ...


Sigma 6

Overkill returns in G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, he is now inside a rejuvenation tank and wearing new armor, appearing far more robotic than when he last appeared. He is also revamped from a monotonous automaton lab assistant to Cobra's chief scientist. He is also smarter and more devious, with a free will of his own.


Overkill is still attempting to overthrow Cobra Commander with his new BAT's, this time in secret, and has a new more powerful BAT called Overlord Vector, which he uses to kidnap General Hawk's son, Scott, who had hacked into Cobra's computers and whom Overkill believed posessed a formula which would allow his BAT's to evolve as they fought. His kidnapping of Scott ultimately led the Joes to Cobra's underwater headquarters. Overkill fled as Snake-Eyes battled his creation, Overlord Vector. Overkill managed to escape, and still resides in his tank inside his lab in the underground Cobra base, now planning to get hold of the power stones sought by the Joes and Cobra to launch his Robot Revolution. G.I. Joe Commando Snake-Eyes Snake-Eyes is one of the key characters in the G.I. Joe comic book series, and is a fan favorite. ...


Comics

Overkill made his first comic appearance in the Devil's Due G.I. Joe comics and was revealed to be the infamous SAW Viper from the Marvel Comics, who had killed a number of Joes, including The Joes medical officer Doc. The SAW Viper is recruited by Serpentor and his new organisation, the Coil, and his true name revealed to be Robert Skelton, he chooses the name Overkill. He participates in the battle against the Joes and Cobra on Cobra Island and fights with General Hawk, and would have killed him had Kamakura not intervened and saved Hawk. Wounded, Overkill made his way onto a submarine with an escaping Cobra Commander and collapsed. He was experimented on by Cobra scientists and given his own mobile targetting system and robotic implants, he did battle with the Joes in Badhikstan and proved to be a formiddable opponent before being defeated by Snake-Eyes, he begged Snake-Eyes to kill him, as he did not want to live like this, but Snake-Eyes refused to and Overkill was last seen lying in the desert. Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... The Coil is an offshoot of the Cobra Terrorist Organization formed by the former Emperor of Cobra Serpentor in the fictional GIJoe universe. ... Base of operations for the fictional Cobra organization featured in the GI Joe toyline from the 1980s. ... Kamakura can refer to: The city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan The Kamakura Shogunate period in the History of Japan The Kamakura family name in Japan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... G.I. Joe Commando Snake-Eyes Snake-Eyes is one of the key characters in the G.I. Joe comic book series, and is a fan favorite. ...


 
 

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