Tomax (G.I. Joe)
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Tomax and Xamot, sometimes called the Crimson Twins or Crimson Guard Commanders, are the code names of identical twin brothers in the G.I. Joe universe and co-leaders of the Crimson Guard, the Cobra Organization's elite troops. They are mirror image twins; Tomax's hair is parted on the right side of his head and Xamot's hair is parted on the left. Even their names are mirror images of one another (spell out "TOMAX" and hold the word up to a mirror to see it read as "XAMOT"). The only other distinguishing mark between the two is the scar that runs down Xamot's left cheek. Tomax and Xamot share an empathic connection. While this is often useful, as it allows them to communicate wordlessly and finish each others sentences, it is also a liability, as they tend to feel each other's pain during fights.
While their origins are top secret, the brothers speak in notable accents were born on an island in the Mediterranean. (Probably Corsica) The brothers served in the French Foreign Legion in Algeria, then as mercenaries in Africa and South America before changing careers and moving into banking, becoming bankers in Zurich, Switzerland. Unhappy with the world of corporate finance, the brothers found the opportunities available in international terrorism far more suited to their abilities and joined Cobra. Within Cobra, their specialties are in infiltration, espionage, sabotage, propaganda and corporate law.
Like the Crimson Guard that they lead, Xamot and Tomax also lead the "respectable" corporate face of Cobra as the owners, CEOs and founders of Extensive Enterprises. When not engaged in terrorism, they efficiently manage Cobra's business affairs in shirt and tie. Their preferred mode of attack is through brains over brawn: using the law to serve the purposes of Cobra. They have covered their paper trail and connection to Cobra so well that it is impossible to connect them to the terrorist organization.
They broker most deals for Cobra, and were in charge of the secret construction of Monolith Base in Badhikstan, but after G.I. Joe raided the base, they fled with Cobra Commander to a cave. There, Red Shadow agent Dela Eden arrived and unleashed gunfire on the group. They later turned up alive, working with the Commander in a smaller, scaled down version of Cobra.
First Appearance: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #37
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Action Force Monthly (1988)
G.I. Joe (2001)
#1 G.I. Joe (2005)
- 'Reinstated! 1 of 4'#2
- 'Reinstated! 2 of 4'#4
- 'Reinstated! 4 of 4'#6
- 'Reckonings: Part 1 of 4'#10
- 'Malfunction! 1 of 4'#17
- 'The Cabal Part 1'#18
- 'The Cabal Part 2'#19
- 'The Cabal Part 3'#20
- 'Closure Part 1'#23
- 'The Last Stand Part 2'#24
- 'The Last Stand Part 3'#26
- 'Scott Sturgis is a Reasonable Man...'#27
- 'Paradigm Shift'#28
- 'Players and Pawns: One of Five'#29
- 'Players and Pawns: Two of Five'#30
- 'Players and Pawns: Three of Five'#32
- 'Players and Pawns: Five of Five'#34
- 'Bad Moon Rising: One of Two'#36
- 'Union of the Snake: Part One - "SHROUD"'#39
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Four'#40
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Five'#41
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Six'
#10 G.I. Joe Dreadnoks: Declassified (2006)
- 'After The Fall'#21
- 'Sins Of The Mother Part 1'#22
- 'Sins of the Mother Part 2'#25
- 'World War III Part 1: Havoc'#28
- 'World War III Part IV: Manufacturing Consent'#30
- 'Part VI: Cleansing Fire'#31
- 'World War III Part VII: Tribulation'#32
- 'World War III Part VIII: War Without End'#34
- 'World War III Part X: Enemies In Need'#35
- 'World War III Part XI, Scorched Earth'#36
- 'World War III Part XII, Hell'
G.I. Joe Special Missions: Antarctica (2006)
G.I. Joe Special Missions: The Enemy (2007)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982)
#36 ½ G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2008)
- 'A Bad Day at the Circus'#37
- 'Twin Brothers'#38
- 'Strategic Diplomacy'#46
- 'Who's Who On Cobra Island'#49
- 'Snap Decisions'#54
- 'Launch Base'#55
- 'Jungle Moves'#73
- 'Divided We Fall'#74
- 'Alliance of Convenience'#75
- 'Holding Actions!'#76
- 'All's Fair'#87
- 'Assault On Castle Destro'#108
- 'Apparent Conclusion'#109
- 'Death in the Desert'#110
- 'Escalator To Armageddon'#111
- 'Probe and Feint'#112
- 'Who's the Hero?'#116
- 'Destro Must Die!'
#7 G.I. Joe: America's Elite: Data Desk Handbook (2005)
- 'Destro Vs. Iron Grenadier: Move and Countermove'
#1 G.I. Joe: Battle Files (2002)
- 'Data Desk Handbook'
TPB G.I. Joe: European Missions (1988)
G.I. Joe: Frontline (2002)
#14 The G.I. Joe Order of Battle (1986)
- 'History Repeating: Part 4'#18
- 'Recipe for Destruction'
- 'The Official G.I. Joe Handbook, 3 of 4'
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