Wild Weasel (G.I. Joe)


Wild Weasel (G.I. Joe)

Infobox G.I. Joe character
name = Wild Weasel


caption =
affiliation = Cobra
function = Rattler Pilot
realname = CLASSIFIED
birthplace = CLASSIFIED
serial =
rank =
primaryMOS = Ground Support Pilot
secondaryMOS =
subgroup =
series =
voiceby = Pat Fraley
debut = 1984

Wild Weasel is a fictional character appearing in the G.I. Joe series and comic-books. He is a member of COBRA and pilot of the COBRA Rattler. He uses a red flight suit with a helmet that hides his face.

Character

Wild Weasel is an ace pilot who has never been seen outside of his flight suit. He is arrogant to a fault, favoring the Rattler ground support jet. The pilots of G.I. Joe hate him as a person, but respect him as a pilot. Wild Weasel does not have friends, even among the ranks of COBRA. The reason for this is that he only talks about jets and motor parts, something that the other COBRA members find boring. Wild Weasel doesn't realize this and thinks that everyone avoids him because they fear him.

Comics

Marvel Comics

In the comics, Wild Weasel first encounters the Joe team when he is ordered by the Baroness to track down Cobra Commander. His partner is Firefly. Together they confront several Joes in in the Florida swamps and deal with Zartan, a Cobra mercenary.

Wild Weasel is called up to sit upon the mock trial of Billy. The boy, the son of Cobra Commander, had tried to kill his own father.

Wild Weasel had, in both the comic book and cartoons, a rivalry with the Skystriker pilot "Ace" (both characters were voiced by Pat Fraley). This rivalry began with one of the Rattler's earliest appearances in the comic book, issue #34 ("Shake Down!"), when Wild Weasel ambushes Ace (and co-pilot Lady Jaye), initiating a dog fight over suburban New Jersey.

Later, Wild Weasel leads a group of "Python Patrol Conquest Fighters" against a team of Joe members in the skies over the fictional Central American country of Punta del Mucosa. He is shot down by the Joe pilot "Dogfight". He survives and continues to work for Cobra until they seemingly disband.

Devil's Due Comics

For a period of about seven years, both Cobra and G.I.Joe are inoperative. G.I.Joe reforms in response to signs of Cobra activity.

In "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" #17 it is revealed that Phoenix Guard member Halo is really Wild Weasel; the Guard manage to kill dozens of Joe support team officers. Wild Weasel is wounded by Duke and taken into custody in #18. In #31, it is revealed that he has been held in the maximum security prison called "The Coffin", located in Greenland, and is one of several operatives who escaped during a raid in #30.

References

* [http://www.myuselessknowledge.com/joe/wildweasel.html Myuselessknowledge.com Wild Wesel entry]


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