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Re: How does Ironblood's conversion to Cobra Commander fit...

Postby pocoyo_joe » 05 Jun 2008 10:40

Good question. I like everybody's different versions of events regarding World's Enemy No 1.

My take is that :baroness: is either the daughter of :baron: or the much younger wife of :baron: , and that :cobracommander: was a member of :shadow: but had ambitions of his own and so plotted with :baroness: to make sure :baron: was indisposed (but not dead) somehow. Then during the events of World's Enemy No 1, :cobracommander: poses as :baron: in order to bring about the downfall of :shadow: , and then reveals himself to be :cobracommander: to :jackal: . Then when :jackal: wakes up after his op :cobracommander: gives him the name :destro: however some time later the real James McCullen decides to infiltrate :cobra: and tops :jackal: and then becomes :destro: himself.

that way :baroness: is still the only person who knows who :cobracommander: and :destro: really are. Coz :destro: reveals his true James McCullen indentity to :baroness: as per the Larry Hama GI Joe comics.

That means :baron: is still out there, and plotting revenge against his daughter/ex-wife :baroness: and his former :shadow: :cobracommander:

Just as an aside while :baron: has a great origin as per the great text story in BAF Annual 1985 (i think), the origin of :cobracommander: in the GI Joe comics isn't so great. I mean a car salesman, nothing against car salesman but come on.
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Re: How does Ironblood's conversion to Cobra Commander fit...

Postby Flint » 05 Jun 2008 14:40

" the origin of in the GI Joe comics isn't so great. I mean a car salesman, nothing against car salesman but come on."

I like Marvels origin of Cobra Commander, he was the small time used car salesman who try as he might could never catch break, thus grinding him under societies wheels to the breaking point ! Transforming him into the ruthless megalomaniac that he is .... much like some other insignificant painter/world war 1 veteran...
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Re: How does Ironblood's conversion to Cobra Commander fit...

Postby pocoyo_joe » 06 Jun 2008 08:08

PoetFlint wrote:" the origin of in the GI Joe comics isn't so great. I mean a car salesman, nothing against car salesman but come on."

I like Marvels origin of Cobra Commander, he was the small time used car salesman who try as he might could never catch break, thus grinding him under societies wheels to the breaking point ! Transforming him into the ruthless megalomaniac that he is .... much like some other insignificant painter/world war 1 veteran...


Hey Battle Action Force (well it may have just been Battle at that time) comic even did the origin story for the said WW1 vet you refer to, a certain Corporal Hitler I believe appeared for a while in Charley's War. And old Adolf was a frustrated artist and he got gassed in the Great War, it's still a better origin than being a car salesman, worse still a "used" car salesman. :cobracommander: origin from GI Joe the Movie was better and yes I know we're talking Cobra Laa.

:baron: origin on the other hand is better than any Bond villian, you can read it here http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/blood/Baron%20File%2001.html and here http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/blood/Baron%20File%2002.html

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Re: How does Ironblood's conversion to Cobra Commander fit...

Postby The One and Only » 18 Jun 2008 22:00

I'd prefer to keep the two separate. The whole Ironblood became Cobra Commander to throw the world off his trail could just be some disinformation he had planted to cause the commander more trouble from his own enemies looking to get even with him. So he could either be in retirement ,or planning something big uninterfered.
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Re: How does Ironblood's conversion to Cobra Commander fit...

Postby Destro » 19 Jun 2008 23:58

I keep the 2 seperate but I love all of the above scenarios!!!!
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Re: How does Ironblood's conversion to Cobra Commander fit...

Postby The One and Only » 13 Jul 2008 05:26

Another idea on the whereabouts of the Baron came to me yesterday when I was out on the field. Maybe when Vaughn infiltrated and took control of the Red Shadows for his own purposes. He had the Baron locked up somewhere, due to the fact there were still valuble things locked in his twisted mind waiting to be plucked. And that Vaughn and his inner circle still need the man alive.

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