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Scarlett: counter-intelligence operative and martial artist
Scarlett: counter-intelligence operative and martial artist

Scarlett (aka Agent Scarlett) is a main character in the G.I. Joe series and she, along with Lady Jaye, are generally regarded as its leading ladies. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... 1960s Action Soldier Adventure Team circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro. ... Lady Jaye is the code name of Allison R. Hart-Burnett, a fictional character in the G.I. Joe animated and comic book series of the 1980s. ...


A Real American Hero Series

She was the first female action figure in the G.I. Joe toy line and is also the only member of the original team to see much action in both cartoon and comic incarnations. The official line on Scarlett is that her full name is Shana M. O'Hara (a play on the Gone with the Wind character Scarlett O'Hara, and actually how she got her code name). She was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Although she is as adept with standard weapons as any of her comrades, her weapon of choice is the crossbow which fires various bolts with specialized functions. Her rank is Master Sergeant, and she serves from time to time as team leader. Her primary specialty for the team is counter intelligence and is additionally skilled in martial arts and acrobatics. Of note, her secondary military specialty remains classified in all of her file cards. Scarlett OHara (full name Katie Scarlett OHara Hamilton Kennedy Butler) of French-Irish ancestry is the protagonist in Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind, and in the later film of the same name. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... 15th century French soldier wearing a helmet and a hauberk, carrying a crossbow/arbalest and a pavise. ...

She learned her martial arts skills from her father, who trained her and her three brothers as he was an instructor. She has several black belts in various forms of martial arts. She has long red hair, which she tends to put up into a pony tail. In some of her appearances, it is shown she may speak with a southern drawl or localized Georgian Accent. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude from a prestigious university, and passed her Bar Exams to practice law before moving into the military. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ...

Her quote: "Beauty may only be skin deep, but lethal is to the bone"

Hasbro Toys

Scarlett is the first female member of the G.I. Joe team to be given an action figure. Her first figure was made back in 1982, making her one of the only figures of that year to have a completely unique mold. At some points during the releases of figures, the trademark on the name Scarlett was lost, so she has been released as Scarlett and as Agent Scarlett. As of 2006, she has 12 figures in the 3 and 3/4 inch line. She is usually packaged with some form of crossbow. She usually is part of the regular line of figures, but has been a member of the Ninja Force (which used a synthetic hair material to make her pony tail). Although she is a member of the Sigma Six team, she has not yet been made as a figure for the 8 inch figures. She is rumored to be released at some point as a member of the 2 and a 1/2 in figure line with a vehicle.

Comics - Original Reality/Continuity

Scarlett from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

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Origin - Devil's Due Scarlett: Declassified

This one-shot reveals that before she joined the G.I. Joe team, she was a member of the Army. She was given training above and beyond what a female was allowed to receive at the time, as the generals putting G.I. Joe together wanted a secret weapon that enemies would not suspect. It is revealed that during her time in the CIA she is first given a Cross Bow, which eventually becomes her weapon of choice. Also, much of her history with martial arts is revealed. Her last mission before joining the G.I. Joe team faces her off against Destro for the first time. It is because of the intelligence that she gathers, as well as her skills, that she is brought into the team. This story takes place before the events in G.I. Joe Declassified as she is shown at the end of the story to be talking to an unmasked, uninjured Snake-Eyes.

Real American Hero - Marvel

Updated and changed slightly by Devil's Due in Snake-Eyes Declassified Scarlett's first assignment on the G.I. Joe team was to train the new team in hand-to-hand combat. During the exercises, she met Snake-Eyes for the first time. While she bested most of the team's members, she recognized that Snake-Eyes was a superior fighter despite the fact that he had allowed her to beat him, allowing her to keep her dignity and respect with the other Joes. Scarlett was intrigued by his actions, and as a result, they became very close. On a mission in the Middle East, Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Rock 'n' Roll, and Grunt were sent to save George Strawhacker from Cobra. On the way, the helicopter in which they were traveling began to malfunction, forcing Rock 'n' Roll and Grunt to bail out before it crashed. Scarlett remained stuck in the burning helicopter, however, and Snake-Eyes stayed behind to save his lover. He rescued her, but a window exploded right in his face, scarring him and damaging his vocal cords. Despite his injuries, Snake-Eyes convinced Hawk to let him continue with the mission. 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. ... G.I. Joe Commander General Hawk as shown on Cover of Issue 34 of Devils Due A Real American Hero Series Hawk (later General Hawk) is a character from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, a line of military-themed toys. ...

Scarlett recovered from her injuries but Snake-Eyes harbored no ill will and the two became even closer. She almost died when a vengeful Baroness, who thought Snake-Eyes had killed her brother, shot her in the midst of kidnapping Snake-Eyes. Scarlett eventually recovered from her coma and was reunited with Snake-Eyes. The two would continue to serve G.I. Joe, even becoming members of the Ninja Force special team, until the Joe Team disbanded. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Master & Apprentice

Scarlett and Snake-Eyes were slated to be married until circumstances (his first apprentice was killed) forced Snake-Eyes to leave her.

Reinstatement - Devils Due

When the team reformed, the two were forced to work together. Scarlett was initially angry at Snake-Eyes but came to forgive him in the end. In 2002, Snake-Eyes proposed to Scarlett a second time and they are again engaged to be married in the current storylines. They continued to serve on the team together through the final wake of the Red Shadows, the death of Lady Jaye and the eventual second disbandment of the team. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Flint & Lady Jaye Lady Jaye is the code name of Corporal Allison R. Hart-Burnett, a fictional character in the G.I. Joe animated and comic book series of the 1980s. ...

America's Elite - Devils Due

Scarlett again joined the team with Snake-Eyes as part of the much smaller, specialized G.I. Joe team. During one of her early missions to find a terrorist, she was kidnapped and eventually brought onto one of Destro's Subs. He wished for her to be killed, so that G.I. Joe would know the loss he felt as Destro believed them to have killed his beloved Baroness.

Snake-Eyes revealed that he and Scarlett had implanted tracking devices into one another for special circumstances. He was able to use this to find her location. However, during the mission to rescue Scarlett, Snake-Eyes apparently died from drowning. His body was brought back to G.I. Joe headquarters where the Red Ninjas stole it.

Scarlett later used the same tracking device implanted in Snake-Eyes to find him. She went with the team to recover his body, but was shocked to learn he was somehow alive & dressed in red. During a final battle that Storm Shadow (now a member of G.I. Joe) knew he could not win, Storm Shadow took Scarlett as a hostage and threatened to kill her. This caused Snake-Eyes to regain his senses. After this, Snake-Eyes is training when Scarlett walks in on him. She discovers that he is only using his commando training, and not his Ninja Skills. She later takes his mask off and asks what they have done to his face. This has not yet been revealed. Scarlett, Snake-Eyes and Stalker next confront General Joseph Coloton about information Storm Shadow told Snake-Eyes while recovering. They have learned that the Baroness is being held prisoner in the new base.


  • Still serves on the team in America's Elite

Comics - Alternate Realities/Continuities

G.I. Joe Reloaded

Scarlett vs. Snake-Eyes on the Cover of Reloaded Issue 2

This series has a drastically different approach to G.I. Joe's creation. Scarlett is still working with her father and brothers when he receives a mysterious package and is killed by the poisonous contents. She later joins the new team, and eventually leads the team in its final mission to liberate Hawaii before the US Army bombs the state after Cobra takes it over. Because the series was ended early, the relationship with Snake-Eyes in the continuity was not completely fleshed out. She does trust him but not completely as he was a traitor from Cobra. Image File history File links Reloaded2. ... Image File history File links Reloaded2. ...

G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

This is made up of three mini-series as of 2006. This series takes a drastically different approach to the formation of the G.I. Joe team as being a special missions team to defend Earth against Cobra who has Cybertronian technology. Scarlett appears during the third miniseries and it is shown that Snake-Eyes has a love interest with Scarlett. Scarlett returned those feelings to Snake-Eyes with a passionate kiss. In the final issue of the third miniseries, Scarlett is looking for Snake-Eyes as Arcee is synthesizing a meal. He is hiding up in the ceiling behind her and sticks a note on her back. Scarlett responds to his message by saying: "Do you want to continue playing our little game?". Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ...



Scarlett first appeared in the MASS Device mini-series. She was portrayed as the typical tough female member of the team, intelligent and strong- willed. Like Duke and Flint, she was almost characteristically interchangeable with Lady Jaye when the latter woman was introduced in the series. Generally, though, if Flint is not present, she takes command after Duke. She was primarily responsible for calling the Joes into action against orders from their superiors who were actually synthoid duplicates. She was the only one to suspect that the Duke that led the mission was a synthoid himself. She tested that idea in battle by pretending that her Skystriker jet fighter was losing control. The fake Duke was her co-pilot and she pleaded him to save himself. When he ejected instead of staying to help her, it proved to Scarlett that he was an impostor and moved to later stop him. As mentioned earlier, Scarlett makes use of a variety of specialized arrows with her crossbow, such as flare arrows, grappling lines and high explosive tipped arrows. G.I. Joe Teams First Sergeant: Duke Duke is a fictional character from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, a line of military-themed toys. ... A fictional character from the G.I. Joe series, Dashiell R. Faireborn is better known as Flint, the rugged warrant officer easily identified by his trademark beret. ... Lady Jaye is the code name of Allison R. Hart-Burnett, a fictional character in the G.I. Joe animated and comic book series of the 1980s. ... A synthoid is a fictional type of synthetic humanoid depicted in the television cartoon series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, produced by Sunbow in the mid-1980s. ... The Skystriker is a fictional variable wing fighter aircaft that was in the 1982 hit cartoon G.I. Joe. ...

All through the Sunbow-produced series, Scarlett was voiced by actress B.J. Ward. Original Sunbow Productions logo Sunbow Productions is an animation production studio, founded in 1981 and owned up until 1998 by Griffin-Bacal Advertising in New York. ... B.J. Ward is an American actress. ...

G.I. Joe: The Movie

Like many of the characters from the previous seasons, Scarlett is shown in a small part of the movie.


Scarlett appeared in five of the second season DIC series episodes -- Chunnel, The Sword, Long Live Rock and Roll (two parter), Messenger from the Deep and Shadow of a Doubt. She was primarily featured in her 1993 action figure outfit.

Action Force

The Z Force character Quarrel in the European G.I.Joe equivalent, Action Force is a re-work of Scarlett. Quarrel was cast as a Swiss diplomat's daughter, specialised in martial arts and was packaged with the Z Force Rapid Fire motorcycle and Attack Cannon. Released in 1984 with the second generation of Action Force, she was again re-painted and re-characterised in the accompanying Battle Action Force comic books in 1985, this time as Scarlett, with the introduction of the third generation AF range. However her character did not conform fully to her G.I. Joe counterpart as she was cast as a Belgian undercover operative. The range was discontinued in Europe in the late 1980s. Z Force is a fictional military unit that features in the Action Force universe, a European version of the G.I.Joe action figure and comic book series. ... Action Force was the British range of GI Joe figures, comics and merchendise that was relesed in the Mid-Eighties. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Battle Picture Weekly, later known as Battle Action Force and Battle Storm Force, was a British war comic published by IPC Magazines from (issues dates) 8 March 1975 to 23 January 1988, when it merged with Eagle. ... AF or the Action Force were the third generation of Action Force action figures and comic book heros released in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

G.I. Joe Direct to Video Movies

Scarlett was a member of the G.I. Joe team in both Direct-to-video movies, Spy Troops and Valor vs. Venom. These movies seem to be more associated with the continuity in Sigma Six, and do not really seem to have any direct ties to previous animated continuity.

Spy Troops

Serves as a second in command to the team. She is taken hostage by Zartan when he steals a helicopter. She is later Rescued by Snake-Eyes and the team.

Valor vs. Venom

To Be Completed...

Sigma 6

Scarlett from G.I. Joe: Sigma 6.

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Animated Series

In the new series, G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 , Scarlett's background is substantially altered. This version of Scarlett is more of a hard charger and appears younger (although that may be due to the anime-influenced art style of Sigma 6). She serves as the team's second in command under Duke. The 4Kids TV website for Sigma 6 also mentions her expertise as a helicopter pilot while at the same time dropping any mention of her specialty in counter-intelligence. Tunnel Rat seems to have a crush on her (which is based on nothing from the comic book) after a mission they were on and after TR tried on cologne that was suppose to attract women but failed after he was covered in rash. Scarlett also appears to have a rougher edge to her as said by herself explaining she hasn't worn a dress since senior prom. In the final episode of Season 1, we see hints of a Snake-Eyes and Scarlett relationship when Snake-Eyes risks his life to save Scarlett. After this point, TR is no longer seen being around Scarlett much, and for a while she has to defend advances from Firefly during the beginning of season 2. Tunnel Rat is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe series. ...

Comic Series

This comic series was a 6 issue mini series released by Devils Due with direct connection to the new Animated TV Series. Like the Animated TV Series, this comic line does not tie into the continuity of the original G.I. Joe universe.

Scarlett appears as the main star of issue 4, where she is pitted against the Baroness. Scarlett is requested to serve as a body guard for a visiting Prime Minister at a fashion show. He revels that he chose Scarlett because he wanted her to be his date, not his protector, which she feels very upset with for being under estimated. Baroness lures Scarlett away, and the Dreadnoks kidnap the Prime Minister. After realizing it was all a set up, Scarlett follows, and single handedly defeats all of the Cobra Agents, and releases the Prime Minister. The issue ends with him admitting he did in fact under estimate Scarlett, and she comments, "Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!"

This issue again stresses that Scarlett is a no nonsense woman, who does not take lightly being a Soldier. She feels that she has a lot more to prove, especially against all of the other men she serves with, but she shows that when push comes to shove, she is a Joe and will win the battle.

Scarlett & Snake-Eyes Relationship

A debate rages on differences between the cartoon and comic continuities of A Real American Hero. One of these is the argument as to where Scarlett’s true romantic intentions lie. In the comics, it is with Snake-Eyes while in the Sunbow-produced cartoon, she and Duke are clearly in a relationship. Some fans of the comic book series are dismayed at this seeming discrepancy. Speculations ranged from the TV show's writers inability to work around Snake-Eyes' limitations to Hasbro having a greater dictate and control over the show. Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ...

The television and the comics production remain independent, the comics debuted a year ahead, the show's writers only had a handful of issues of the comic series to draw inspiration from. The character dynamics were still being worked out. The introduction of new characters from the toyline meant that the show's writers could not rely on the comics to provide personalities for them. The show had to come up with its own continuity. When the duo once again appeared in animated form in the DiC -produced series, their relationship more closely followed the pattern in the comics in the final episodes as "The Sword" and "Long Live Rock N Roll I & II". DIC can refer to: Diploma of Imperial College Dubai International Capital DIC Entertainment In chemistry, Diisopropylcarbodiimide Disseminated intravascular coagulation This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...

When Duke was introduced in the comics, no attempt was made to pair him with Scarlett. In the comic, series writer Larry Hama gave a more definite answer in a letter column stating "Scarlett's heart belongs to Snake-Eyes." Then in 1984 in issue #27 of the Marvel Series, Scarlett admitted her feelings that she had always loved Snake-Eyes from the very first time they met. This is seen again in Snake-Eyes origin, Snake-Eyes: Declassified, by Devils Due. In issue #95 Scarlett wanted to tell Snake-Eyes one more time that she loved him. This was the issue that Scarlett was shot in the head by the Baroness. Then in #119, guest writer Herb Trimpe playfully takes the Snake-Eyes/Scarlett relationship a bit further when at the end of that story Storm Shadow was asking the two who were at the back of the Tomahawk helicopter how they were doing. All the response he received was silence. Larry Hama. ... The Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. ... The G.I. Joe Tomahawk is a fictional all-weather, twin-engine, twin-rotor heavy lift/assault as well as troop carrier helicopter from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series of toys, comics and animated series produced by Hasbro. ...

In some issues of alternate realities in G.I. Joe Reloaded Snake-Eyes is not a member of the team at all, nor has he ever met Scarlett, but he is in love with her. In G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 in the season finale of Season One it is hinted to some degree that Snake-Eyes has some interest in Scarlett as he goes out of his way to save her and put her out of harms way before moving on to complete his mission. Cover of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1, published by Marvel Comics Since its debut in 1982, the comic book history of G.I. Joe has seen three separate publishers and four main-title series, all of which have been based off of the Hasbro toyline of the...

External links

  • JMM's G.I. Joe Character Guide
  • Virtualogik Scarlett Character Page



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