Scarface (G.I. Joe)
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Little is known about the Cobra courier known as Scar-Face, as is the case with most Cobra officers. While it is suspected Scar-Face may have had some experiences in the intelligence community, he was little more than an errand boy for Cobra. Scar-Face's nickname refers to the vertical, "V"-shaped scar that runs from his forehead to the tip of his nose.
Scar-Face first encountered the G.I. Joe team during a mission in San Francisco. The courier was carrying a briefcase containing virus strains that were to be delivered to Cobra's scientist, Dr. Venom, in Sierra Gordo. In San Francisco, Scarlett, Clutch and Breaker caught up with Scar-Face after the van he was in exploded in a traffic accident. The courier bailed out before the explosion and was chased by the Joes. He shot Clutch in the leg and got away, but the Joes found a crate addressed to Sierra Gordo in the remnants of the van. The Joes Breaker, Stalker, Snake-Eyes and Gung-Ho travelled to the address where they stumbled onto a Cobra operation. The Joes were captured and got away, while the Baroness and Scar-Face left Sierra Gordo in a Cobra plane, but not before bombing the island bunker that held Dr. Venom, Kwinn and Snake-Eyes. Upon their return to Cobra headquarters, the Baroness confided in Cobra Commander that she believed Scar-Face had other loyalties, possibly to Destro. It was later revealed that Scar-Face was in fact working for Destro, allowing the Joes to know the location of Cobra's toxin lab disguised as a furniture factory. Destro apparently knew some secrets about Scar-Face's past he did not want revealed. Despite his suspicions, Cobra Commander let Scar-Face continue to work for him.
After a battle against the Joes in Washington, D.C., Cobra's forces had to retreat, but Scar-Face was left to fend for himself and hitched a ride on a bus to his hideout on Coney Island. By now, Scar-Face was weary of working for Cobra, but he knew too much about Cobra's plans to stay away. Seemingly safe on Coney Island, he was surprised when he was tracked down by a group of Joes (trying to discover Cobra's plans), Destro (wanting to use Scar-Face to carry out his plans) and Kwinn and Snake-Eyes (trying to find out the whereabouts of Dr. Venom). Scar-Face wasn't too happy to be suddenly so popular, but before he could escape, Kwinn kicked down his door and learned Venom's location after threatening Scar-Face. Kwinn then let him leave, but Destro finally caught up with the courier. The pair hijacked a plane leaving Kennedy airport and flew it to Cobra's base in Libya. There, Scar-Face discovered that he had been infected by Dr. Venom's toxin and was a "biological time-bomb," ready to infect the G.I. Joe team. The Joes played right into Cobra's plans by capturing Scar-Face. Realizing that he was nothing more than a pawn to Cobra, Scar-Face tried to save his life by telling the Joes everything he knew about Cobra's plan. By this time it was too late. During a Cobra attack on Joe headquarters, Major Bludd left Scar-Face behind inside the Joes' fortress, despite the fact that the courier saved Bludd's life. Explosive charges set to destroy the fortress exploded, killing Scar-Face, who was trapped inside. Scar-Face realized too late that he was just another meaningless soldier in the eyes of Cobra, and few mourned his loss.
Birthplace: Unknown Primary Military Specialty: Infantry
First Appearance: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #12
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G.I. Joe (1982)
#13/14 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982)
- 'Le dernier avion de Rio Lindo'#15/16
- 'Red-Eye a Miami!'#17
- 'Des choses a regler'#18
- 'Destro revient!'#19
- 'Joe triomphe!'
- 'THREE STRIKES FOR SNAKE-EYES'#13
- 'Last Plane From Rio Lindo'#14
- 'Destro Attacks'#15
- 'Red-Eye To Miami!'#16
- 'Night Attack!'#17
- 'Loose Ends'#18
- 'Destro Returns'#19
- 'Joe Triumphs!'#32 ½
- 'A Day in the Life of Springfield'
Cobra (G.I. Joe)
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""Scar-Face is my Trojan horse and he will enable me to destroy G.I. Joe headquarters..." — Destro""
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