G.I. Joe Firefly Friday #FireFlyFriday
The last of this week's theme week subjects is the G.I. Joe enemy and cobra saboteur Firefly. Firefly debuted in the Marvel Comic's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue 24 in 1984 and was released as an action figure in the Hasbro 1984 G.I. Joe toy line. Firefly was also one of the main characters in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie played by Ray Stevenson.
Originally, Firefly was a very interesting and mysterious explosives expert and saboteur. His action figure file card read: "No one knows what Firefly's real name is or what he looks like. He is known by his work. Expert in all NATO and Warsaw Pact explosives and detonators. Always places his charges in the one place that affords maximum damage. There is no question about his infiltration skills since no one has ever reported seeing him enter or leave any target area. Even COBRA Commander doesn't know much about Firefly. His fees are paid into a numbered Swiss bank account and are always payable in advance. He makes no guarantees and gives no refunds."
Sadly, the Firefly mythos took a turn for the worse in later issues of G.I. Joe, turning him into a faceless ninja involved in the assassination of the Hard Master Arishikage ninja leader. His movie appearance also deviated significantly from his original file card and comic book appearances. Firefly appeared in the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon, voiced by Gregg Berger.
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