Flint (G.I. Joe)
Real Name: Dashiell R. Fairborn
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Before joining the Army, Flint was a Rhodes scholar and earned a degree in English Literature, before deciding he was bored with scholarly pursuits and enlisted. He graduated with top honors from Airborne School, Ranger School, Special Forces School and Flight Warrant Officers School, and is also a qualified helicopter pilot. Out in the field, Flint quickly gained a reputation for leading dangerous rescue missions. He met Duke some time before either of them joined G.I. Joe, and a few years later, Duke recruited him for the team. Flint's outspoken, self-confident personality often borders on arrogance, but his actions usually back up his attitude.
Flint took part in a number of other missions including:
-Leading a rescue mission to Cobra Island to save Ripcord
-The Battle of Spingfield
-Cobra invasion of the Pit
-Cobra Civil War
Despite his occasionally arrogant behavior and his fiery temper, Flint is well-respected and well-liked by his teammates, who know that there is a courageous man under all his bluster. Flint remained on the Joes team until it was disbanded in 1994.
A few years after the Joe team was shut down, Flint and Lady Jaye were married and made a home in Fort Meade, Maryland, not far from the Pentagon. At that time, Flint began working on a book about his experiences on the Joe team.
In 2001, the G.I. Joe Team was reinstated by the government in reponse to Cobra's return to the United States. Duke brought many of the older Joes to help train and lead a batch of new recruits, and Flint became the team's executive officer. Lady Jaye is one of the team's field commanders. Joes have noted that his marriage and new administrative duties have helped Flint tone down his occasional arrogant behavior.
After helping to fight Cobra's nano-mite threat and taking part in other operations, Flint was kidnapped by Russian mobsters while on his way to his own book, signing. Both he and the Baroness were being held in the Czech Republic by groups of gangsters hoping to stop Cobra from stealing away their members. The two escaped even as the Joes and Destro joined forces to rescue them, and worked together closely. Once they were rescued, the Baroness -- just causing trouble for the fun of it -- made sure everyone saw her thank him with a kiss. Lady Jaye was not amused and again gave Flint a punch in the mouth before he could explain. Flint later joined the Joes' invasion of Cobra Island to battle the forces of a revived Serpentor.
Flint found himself in conflict with Duke after his old teammate launched a secret operation in Sierra Gordo. The small nation's new president contacted Duke after Destro offered his services to the country to help them fight a group of invaders who were secretly Destro's Iron Grenadiers. A team of Joes were sent in to assist Sierra Gordo's army in the battle, but Duke had not told them that he setting up Destro to be captured. In fact, he hadn't told Hawk, Flint or any other Joe what he was planning. Duke personally captured Destro, and two Joes were injured in the fighting. After the operation, Duke faced angry teammates, including Hawk and Flint, who were even considering throwing him off the team for unnecessarily endangering troops. Their argument nearly came to blows before Hawk could separate them. Before the two old friends patched up their differences, the Joe team baited Cobra Commander into a trap by making him believe Destro was on board a train guarded by the Joes. Destro helped set the trap in exchange for his freedom. In the battle that followed, Hawk was shot and paralyzed by Cobra Commander, who was in turn captured by the Joes. In Hawk's absence, Duke took control of the team, while Flint continued his role as executive officer. The Joe commanders soon found themselves fighting the cabal of generals known as the Jugglers. During this time, Flint and Lady Jaye's relationship became strained as they wondered if they could ever live a normal, peaceful life again.
With Destro once again free and in command of Cobra, the Jugglers began cracking down on the Joes, intent on reigning in the team or disbanding it all together. Meanwhile, Hawk was seemingly despondent and unwilling to retake command. Duke and Flint did their best to keep the team together with the help of General Joe Colton, though the Jugglers cut down their roster to about a dozen Joes and arrested a number of them. They also placed General Philip Rey in command of the team. Rey, Flint and the remaining Joes fought Cobra Commander's plans to unleash the deadly super-weapon known as the Tempest. At the same time, the Joes faced a new threat in the group called the Red Shadows, who had begun targeting and murdering Joe and Cobra agents. They sparked violence and instability around the globe, hoping to take control of the world. The battle with this new organization became shockingly personal when Flint was attacked by an agent of the Red Shadows and would have been killed if not for the intervention of Lady Jaye. While attempting to save her husband, Lady Jaye was killed as Flint looked on in horror. Devastated and angry, Flint threw himself into the mission at hand while hoping to exact vengeance on the Red Shadows. He nearly got himself killed by infiltrating the Shadows' base on his own before the remaining Joes arrived. Flint nearly shot and killed an unarmed Eden, but was not disturbed enough to turn himself into a murderer. In the end, Duke, Rey and Flint's small team of Joes defeated the schemes of the Red Shadows and Cobra. Shortly after these threats were neutralized, the G.I. Joe team was again disbanded by the military.
The defeat of the Red Shadows did little to help Flint deal with his grief over Lady Jaye's death. One year later, the Joe team was reformed with a smaller roster of active members, including Flint. Still bitter and angry after Lady Jaye's death, Flint became more aggressive and reckless as the Joes tried to stop Vance Wingfield from crashing orbiting satellites into populated areas. The team's new commander, Joe Colton, expressed his doubts about Flint being a part of the team to Stalker, who convinced the General to keep his old teammate on duty. As Wingfield's threat ended, Snake-Eyes was apparently killed in action. Flint was little comfort to Scarlett in her grief, telling her that the pain only gets worse. After Snake-Eyes was miraculously revived by the Red Ninjas and freed from their control, Flint officially resigned from the G.I. Joe team with little explanation. His current status is unknown.
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
Status: Inactive (Resigned)
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Military Specialty: Helicopter Pilot
First Appearance: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #37
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Action Force (1987)
#1 Action Force Monthly (1988)
- 'Gun Boat!'#2
- 'Cut and Run!'#3
- 'Run to Ground'#6
- 'Terror Tower!'#7
- 'Fast Feud'#8
- 'A Bomb in Wardour Street!'#9
- 'Holding the Baby'#11
- 'Rigged, Part One'#12
- 'Rigged, Part Two'#16
- 'Cold Comfort, Part Three'#17#18
- 'Dummy Run'#19
- 'Doppelganger, Part One'#20
- 'Doppelganger, Part Two'#21
- 'Doppelganger, Part Three'#22
- 'Doppelganger, Part Four'#23
- 'Gas Masque'#24
- 'Ancient Relics, Part Two'#25
- 'Ancient Relics, Part Three'#26
- 'Ancient Relics, Part Four'#27
- 'Ancient Relics, Part Five'#28
- 'Skystrike, Part One'#30
- 'Skystrike, Part Two'#31
- 'Skystrike, Part Three'#32
- 'Runaway Train'#34
- 'Sunday Drivers, Part Two'#35
- 'Violent Lives, Part One'#36
- 'Violent Lives, Part Two'#39
- 'Venetian Blind, Part One'#48
- 'Venetian Blind, Part Two'#49
- 'Venetian Blind, Part Three'#50
- 'Venetian Blind, Part Four'
Blackthorne 3-D Series (1985)
#20 G.I. Joe (2001)
- 'G.I. Joe in 3-D #1 - Of Birds and Men'
#1 G.I. Joe (2005)
- 'Reinstated! 1 of 4'#2
- 'Reinstated! 2 of 4'#3
- 'Reinstated! 3 of 4'#4
- 'Reinstated! 4 of 4'#6
- 'Reckonings: Part 1 of 4'#8
- 'Reckonings Part 3 of 4'#9
- 'Reckonings Part 4 of 4'#10
- 'Malfunction! 1 of 4'#15
- 'Homecoming 2 of 2'#16
- 'The Family'#17
- 'The Cabal Part 1'#18
- 'The Cabal Part 2'#19
- 'The Cabal Part 3'#23
- 'The Last Stand Part 2'#26
- 'Scott Sturgis is a Reasonable Man...'#28
- 'Players and Pawns: One of Five'#29
- 'Players and Pawns: Two of Five'#30
- 'Players and Pawns: Three of Five'#31
- 'Players and Pawns: Four of Five'#32
- 'Players and Pawns: Five of Five'#33
- 'The Road Less Traveled'#34
- 'Bad Moon Rising: One of Two'#35
- 'Bad Moon Rising: Two of Two'#36
- 'Union of the Snake: Part One - "SHROUD"'#37
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Two'#38
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Three'#39
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Four'#40
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Five'#41
- 'Union of the Snake: Part Six'#42
- 'Dawn of the Red Shadows: Part One'#43
- 'Dawn of the Red Shadows: Part Two'
#0 G.I. Joe Special Missions (1986)
- 'The Newest War'#1
- 'Schocked and Awed'#2
- 'Peeling the Onion'#3
- 'Gangster Bang!'#4
- 'The Reckoning'#5
- 'Damage Report'#6
- 'The Hunt For True Love'#7
- 'Fourth And Twenty'#8
- 'Depth Charges'#9
- 'Crimson, Not Red Enough'#10
- 'Back in Black'#20
- 'All the King's Men'#23
- 'Sins of the Mother Part 3'#24
- 'Sins of the Mother Part 4'#25
- 'World War III Part 1: Havoc'#26
- 'World War III Part 2: Without a Hope, Without a Soul'#27
- 'World War III Part III: Into The Wild'#29
- 'World War III Part V: Overthrow'#30
- 'Part VI: Cleansing Fire'#31
- 'World War III Part VII: Tribulation'#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: Manhattan (2006)
G.I. Joe Special Missions: The Enemy (2007)
G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers III: The Art of War (2006)
G.I. Joe Yearbook (1985)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (2008)
#7 G.I. Joe: Cobra Commander Tribute - 100-Page Spectacular (2011)
- 'Destro Vs. Iron Grenadier: Move and Countermove'
G.I. Joe: Data Desk Handbook (2005)
#1 G.I. Joe: European Missions (1988)
- 'Data Desk Handbook'
G.I. Joe: Frontline (2002)
#5 G.I. Joe: The Data Desk Handbook A-M (2007)
- 'A Day in the Life'#13
- 'History Repeating: Part 3'#14
- 'History Repeating: Part 4'
Michael Golden's G.I. Joe Yearbook: Artist's Edition Portfolio (2013)
The G.I. Joe Order of Battle (1986)
#1 The Transformers (UK) (1984)
- 'The Official G.I. Joe Handbook, 1 of 4'
#125 Transformers: Generation 2 (1993)
- 'Ancient Relics! Part 1'
Transformers/G.I. Joe (2003)
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""This is bad... a pro shouldn't let the fight get personal... I should calm down and -- Naaah! I'll worry about it after I stomp a few more Cobras!"
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