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Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Part 3

3rd of 30 episodes in Sunbow season 2. Story by Buzz Dixon, Teleplay by Ron Friedman. First aired September 17, 1986.









Previous episode: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Part 2
Next episode: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! Part 4

The BATs overrun the tomb of Ivan the Terrible, allowing a Snow Serpent to steal his DNA. A Joe water team also fails to prevent Destro from capturing the DNA of Alexander the Great. Sgt. Slaughter's team is attacked by Dr. Mindbender and the Crimson Twins on the way to Sun Tzu's burial mound. Slaughter makes his way onto Mindbender's Trubble Bubble as Hawk's reinforcements arrive by plane. Cobra escapes, but Slaughter grabs the unit containing Sun Tzu's DNA, allowing the Joes to analyze it. Meanwhile, Beach Head and Mainframe are pulled alive from the rubble of Vlad Tepes' castle.

Dr. Mindbender decides to replace Sun Tzu's DNA with Sgt. Slaughter. The Joes gather for a strong defense of Genghis Khan's mausoleum, as Doc and Lifeline's analysis of the DNA box leads them to surmise Cobra aims to create super soldiers. Cobra launches a short attack and quickly retreats, and that night Cobra's VTOL cargo plane looks about to crash into the tomb. The Joes evacuate, allowing the plane to recover and extract Khan's sarcophagus, and Sgt. Slaughter along with it. Aboard the plane, Slaughter is swarmed by Cobra BATs.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Dr. Mindbender267 seconds23 linesflying Trubble Bubble at Sun Tzu's burial mound; capturing Sgt. Slaughter
Sgt. Slaughter169 seconds18 linesin Triple T at Sun Tzu's tomb; stealing DNA device; captured at tomb of Genghis Khan
Tomax93 seconds13 linesflying FANG to attack Sgt. Slaughter at Sun Tzu's burial mound
Xamot84 seconds12 linesflying FANG to attack Sgt. Slaughter at Sun Tzu's burial mound
Cobra Commander74 seconds13 linesmocking Dr. Mindbender; arrest orders ignored; ordering BATs to attack Sgt. Slaughter
Hawk73 seconds15 linesproviding air support for Sgt. Slaughter; leading defense of Genghis Khan's tomb
Wet-Suit60 seconds10 linesin Devilfish at Alexander's tomb; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Destro60 seconds7 linesleading assault on Alexander the Great's tomb; driving Stun at tomb of Genghis Khan
Shipwreck43 seconds12 linesin Devilfish leading defense of Alexander's tomb
Leatherneck42 seconds5 linesin Devilfish at Alexander's tomb; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Roadblock42 seconds4 lineswith Hawk on cargo plane; driving AWE Striker to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Polly33 seconds1 linewith Shipwreck at tomb of Alexander the Great
Duke25 seconds8 linesdefending tomb of Ivan the Terrible; ordering evacuation from tomb of Genghis Khan
Mutt24 seconds4 linesrescuing Beach Head and Mainframe; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Snow Job21 seconds3 linesguarding tomb of Ivan the Terrible
Torpedo19 seconds4 linesdefending tomb of Alexander the Great
Iceberg19 seconds1 linedefending tomb of Ivan the Terrible
Mainframe18 seconds3 linesrescued from Vlad Tepes' crypt; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Lifeline17 seconds4 linesstudying Cobra's DNA device at Joe HQ
Alpine17 seconds3 linesdigging out Beach Head and Mainframe; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Doc16 seconds4 linesstudying Cobra's DNA device at Joe HQ
Cross-Country14 seconds2 linesdriving HAVOC to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Beach Head13 seconds2 linesrescued from Vlad Tepes' crypt
Horror Show11 seconds1 linedefending tomb of Ivan the Terrible
Deep Six10 seconds5 linesdriving SHARC to defend tomb of Alexander the Great
Gung-Ho8 seconds1 linedefending tomb of Genghis Khan
Sci-Fi8 seconds1 lineoffering hot cocoa to Sarge on cargo plane; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
 
Background Characters
Scrap-Iron18 seconds (silent)with Cobra Cmdr on cargo plane after Sun Tzu and Genghis Khan battles
Junkyard16 seconds with Mutt at tomb of Genghis Khan
Bazooka16 seconds (silent)digging out Beach Head and MainframeKhan
Rock 'n Roll9 seconds (silent)with Hawk on cargo plane
Slip-Stream6 seconds2 linesflying Conquest against Night Ravens and cargo plane at tomb of Genghis Khan
Daina6 seconds (silent)defending tomb of Ivan the Terrible
Col. Brekhov5 seconds (silent)defending tomb of Ivan the Terrible
Dial-Tone2 seconds1 lineat tomb of Genghis Khan; detecting approach of Cobra's cargo plane (17:54, 19:08)
Dusty2 seconds (silent)in HAVOC to defend tomb of Genghis Khan (16:57-58)
Flint2 seconds (silent)seen at tomb of Genghis Khan (19:06-07); said to be injured in part 4
Lady Jaye2 seconds (silent)seen at tomb of Genghis Khan (19:06-07)
Cover Girl1 second (silent)seen at tomb of Genghis Khan (17:54)
Baroness0 seconds1 linevoice heard during Cobra's false retreat (audio only)
 
Troops Appearing
Crimson Guard49 seconds piloting Destro's Moray; refusing Cobra Cmdr's order to arrest Dr. Mindbender
BAT38 seconds delaying Joes at tomb of Ivan the Terrible; ordered by Cobra Cmdr to attack Sgt. Slaughter
Strato-Viper36 seconds3 linesfighting Sgt. Slaughter; flying Ravens and cargo plane at tomb of Genghis Khan
Greenshirt35 seconds fighting at tombs of Ivan the Terrible, Sun Tzu, and Genghis Khan
Snow Serpent31 seconds5 linesattacking tomb of Ivan the Terrible; obtaining Ivan's DNA
Eel28 seconds1 linehelping Destro attack tomb of Alexander the Great (AVAC miscolored as Eel in one shot)
Viper16 seconds2 linesfigthing Sgt. Slaughter; driving Stuns and Ferrets at tomb of Genghis Khan
AVAC4 seconds1 lineflying Firebat to transport Ivan the Terrible's DNA
 
Vehicles Appearing
Devilfish83 seconds used to defend tomb of Alexander the Great
Trubble Bubble74 seconds used by Dr. Mindbender at Sun Tzu's burial mound; commandeered by Sgt. Slaughter
Mauler52 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
FANG46 seconds used to attack Sun Tzu's burial mound
Triple T45 seconds used to defend Sun Tzu's burial mound; destroyed
HAVOC25 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Moray24 seconds used to attack tomb of Alexander the Great
Recon Sled22 seconds used to defend Sun Tzu's burial mound; one seen on Joe cargo plane
SHARC18 seconds used to defend tomb of Alexander the Great
AWE Striker16 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Night Raven15 seconds used to attack tomb of Genghis Khan
Conquest X-3014 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
HISS14 seconds used to attack tomb of Genghis Khan
Stun11 seconds used to attack tomb of Genghis Khan
LAW8 seconds several stationed at tomb of Genghis Khan
VAMP Mark II8 seconds seen at tomb of Genghis Khan
Firebat7 seconds used to deliver DNA of Ivan the Terrible
MOBAT5 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Armadillo4 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Dragonfly4 seconds flying over tomb of Genghis Khan
Ferret4 seconds used to attack tomb of Genghis Khan
Slugger3 seconds used to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
APC2 seconds seen outside tomb of Genghis Khan (16:36-37)
Tomahawk1 second seen during battle at Genghis Khan's tomb (19:15)
 
Non-Toy Equipment: Joe cargo plane, Cobra cargo plane, green Joe missile launcher

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 2.0 set (Disc 1, Episode 3).
  • First appearances (in order): red Firebat, Devilfish, LAW.
  • The 2008 release of the DVD with related figures (Cobra BAT, Dusty, and Serpentor) included a barely-articulated figure of Montezuma's Skeleton.