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Deep Six



File Name: Malcom R. Willoughby of Baltimore, Maryland.
Grades: Navy E-5 (1984) E-7 (1989-2008)
Various SNs: RA26960917; 232-90-5149; 232-90-8149; 232-9021-PT49; 232-90-WM49; 226-96-MR17
Notes: Baltimore is a major US seaport and the state's largest city.




Previous character: Thunder
Next character: Copperhead

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Hal Rayle19614 seconds85666

Sunbow's Deep Six wore his 1984 outfit, with hair lighter than on the figure (more sandy brown than red). The panels and grill on his chest were usually not detailed.

 

Cobra Stops the World90 seconds14 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 19 seconds4 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Spell of the Siren31 seconds2 lines
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent7 seconds3 lines
The Traitor, Part 175 seconds11 lines
The Traitor, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Eau de Cobra25 seconds8 lines
Primordial Plot3 seconds5 lines
Flint's Vacation43 seconds2 lines
Memories of Mara13 seconds5 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 117 seconds1 line
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 21 second (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 310 seconds5 lines
Last Hour to Doomsday30 seconds4 lines
Computer Complications97 seconds9 lines
Sink the Montana109 seconds4 lines
Raise the Flagg!11 seconds (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs35 seconds8 lines

Headcanon

Born May 7, 1951. Deep Six joined the Joe Team in March 1982, and his appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 2 in 1985, and to Version 3 in 1988. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984 (SHARC)
2. 1989
3. 1992 (Eco-Warriors w/ Finback)
4. 1993 (Mail)
5. 2008/I (Senior Ranking Officers)
6. 2008/II (Sharc Tooth)
7. 2008/III (Comic #25)
Version 1: 1984 boxed SHARC vehicle
Fig. #0046: SHARC DiverMOS 1: Diver (Master Diver's Rating)
MOS 2: Small Craft Pilot/Motorized
  • head: Deep Six (84)
  • arms: Deep Six (84)
  • body and legs: Deep Six (84)
Accessories: black air pump (new, with clear hose)
Deep Six never won any awards for being friendly. Became a Navy diver so that "I could be alone." Enjoys bottlecap collecting, solitaire and the New York Times crossword puzzles. Only 12 out of 50 Navy divers passed the strict requirements for the coveted diver position on the Joe Team. Eight washed out in the practical application testing. Of the 4 finalists, Deep Six could hold his breath the longest.
Torpedo says: "Down in the depths where light doesn't reach and the water pressure can crush you like an eggshell - that's where Deep Six likes it!"
Toy Notes: Item #6049. The least articulated figure, moving only at the shoulders.
Version 2: 1989 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0211: Deep Sea DiverMOS 1: Diver (Master Diver's Rating)
MOS 2: Small Craft Pilot/Motorized
  • head: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • arms: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • torso: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • waist: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • legs: Deep Six (89, 93)
Accessories: orange helmet (new, diving mask); black backpack (new, scuba with peg); grey speargun (new, with scope); grey buoy (new, round with peg); black hose (long standard)
Always a loner and an individualist, DEEP SIX rarely talks to his G.I. Joe teammates and barely remembers their code names, but his loyalty to the organization is unquestionable. He has recently given up crossword puzzles and bottle-cap collecting to devote his off-duty hours to recording and studying whale songs. He is a qualified underwater demolitions instructor and an avid supporter of public television.
"Cobra is always coming up with new underwater specialists, none of which can fill Deep Six's flippers. It severely cuts down on efficiency if, while sabotaging off-shore drilling platforms or trans-oceanic cables, Cobra divers have to constantly look over their shoulders to make sure that Deep Six isn't sneaking up behind them to cut their air hoses!"
Toy Notes: Item #6545.
Version 3: 1992 Eco-Warriors premium carded assortment
Fig. #0340: Deep Water Specialist
Deep-Six
MOS 1: NEC Master Diver
MOS 2: Underwater Demolitions Instructor
  • head: Deep Six (92)
  • arms: Deep Six (92)
  • torso: Deep Six (92)
  • waist: Deep Six (92)
  • legs: Deep Six (92)
Accessories: black speargun (89 Deep Six's); grey dolphin "Finback" (new); black figure stand
DEEP-SIX'S armored diving suit is built not only to withstand the pressures of deep water, but is specially coated to resist the corrosive action of the worst aquatic pollutants, including Cobra's toxic sludge! Unlike deep water suits of yore. Deep-Six's new suit benefits from new advances in metallurgy, ceramics, and bonded polymers to give him unparalleled freedom of movement and flexibility. Together with his trained dolphin "Finback," Deep-Six can penetrate any underwater obstacle Cobra deploys on the ocean floor!
Variations: A few (possibly only 24) early figures had a black and white killer whale instead of a dolphin. These probaby did not make it to store shelves.
Toy Notes: Features a temperature-based color change. Item #6821. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure.
Version 4: 1993 special mail-order
Fig. #0426: Deep Sea DiverMOS 1: Master Diver
MOS 2: Underwater Demolitions Instructor
  • head: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • arms: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • torso: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • waist: Deep Six (89, 93)
  • legs: Deep Six (89, 93)
Accessories: yellow helmet (89 Deep Six's); gold speargun (89 Deep Six's); black figure stand
Always a loner and an individualist, DEEP SIX rarely talks to his G.I. Joe teammates and barely remembers their code names, but his loyalty to the organization is unquestionable. He has recently given up crossword puzzles and bottle-cap collecting to devote his off-duty hours to recording and studying whale songs. He is a qualified underwater demolitions instructor and an avid supporter of public television.
"Cobra is always coming up with new underwater specialists, none of which can fill Deep Six's flippers. It severely cuts down on efficiency if, while sabotaging off-shore drilling platforms or trans-oceanic cables, Cobra divers have to constantly look over their shoulders to make sure that Deep Six isn't sneaking up behind them to cut their air hoses!"
Toy Notes: Available from Hasbro Direct in 1993-94 through the Menace in the Wilderness offer. Apparently at least some figures from this offer were intended for inclusion with 1993-94 vehicles and were made available by mail once the vehicles were canceled.
Version 5: 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1330: Deep Sea DiverMOS 1: Master Diver
MOS 2: Underwater Demolitions Instructor
  • head: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Deep Six (08/I)
  • upper arms: Snow Job (08), Wild Weasel (08/I, 08/II), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Capt. Ace (08/II), Deep Six (08/I), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower arms to wrist: Snow Job (08), Wild Weasel (08/I, 08/II), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Capt. Ace (08/II), Deep Six (08/I)
  • hands: Snow Job (08), Wild Weasel (08/I, 08/II), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Capt. Ace (08/II), Deep Six (08/I), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • body: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
  • upper legs: Lt. Torpedo (08/I, 08/II), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Eel (08), Cobra Diver (08)
  • lower legs: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Commander (09/III)
Accessories: green helmet (08/I Ace's, with clear visor); green half-vest (08/I Ace's, with brown and black trim); black pistol (02 Shipwreck's with silencer); black speargun (83 Torpedo's); black knife (04 Swamp Rat's); black Joe figure stand
DEEP SIX is a loner and an individualist who rarely engages in casual conversation with his G.I. JOE teammates. If he's on a mission, he's totally focused on the task at hand. Don't look for him to join a pick-up game of basketball; he prefers crossword puzzles and other solitary activities. He may keep to himself, but his loyalty to the team is without question and he gives everything he's got to help the team achieve victory. As a Master Diver, he ranks at the top in terms of experience and knowledge in all areas of underwater diving and salvage. If a dangerous undersea mission needs to be done, DEEP SIX is always the first to step forward.
"Of course it's cold, wet, and dark down there on the sea bottom, but that's [text cuts off here]
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive three-pack with Lt. Torpedo (08/II) and G.I. Joe Cutter (08). Item #36145, set 2 of 3.
Version 6: 2008 boxed Sharc Tooth vehicle (08/II)
Fig. #1336: Deep Sea DiverMOS 1: Master Diver
MOS 2: Underwater Demolitions Instructor
  • head: Deep Six (08/II, 08/III)
  • arms: Deep Six (08/II, 08/III)
  • body and legs: Deep Six (08/II, 08/III)
Accessories: clear domed helmet (new); black air pump (84 Deep Six's)
DEEP SIX is a loner and an individualist who rarely engages in casual conversation with his G.I. JOE teammates. If he's on a mission, he's totally focused on the task at hand. Don't look for him to join a pick-up game of basketball; he prefers crossword puzzles and other solitary activities. He may keep to himself, but his loyalty to the team is without question and he gives everything he's got to help the team achieve victory. As a Master Diver, he ranks at the top in terms of experience and knowledge in all areas of underwater diving and salvage. If a dangerous undersea mission needs to be done, DEEP SIX is always the first to step forward.
"Of course it's cold, wet, and dark down there on the sea bottom, but that's the way I like it."
Toy Notes: Item #32841.
Version 7: 2008 Wave 7 comic two-pack assortment (08/III)
Fig. #1372: Deep Sea DiverMOS 1: Master Diver
MOS 2: Small Craft Pilot/Motorized
  • head: Deep Six (08/II, 08/III)
  • arms: Deep Six (08/II, 08/III)
  • body and legs: Deep Six (08/II, 08/III)
Accessories: clear domed helmet (08/II Deep Six's); black air pump (84 Deep Six's)
DEEP SIX never won any awards for being friendly. In fact, he became a Navy diver so that he could "be alone." He enjoys solitaire, bottlecap collecting, and the New York Times crossword puzzles. Only 12 out of 50 Navy divers passed the strict requirements for the coveted diver position on the G.I. JOE team. Eight washed out in the practical application testing. Of the four finalists, DEEP SIX could hold his breath the longest. His unsociable behavior can be annoying (just ask WILD BILL), but when COBRA is on your back and you need a hand, DEEP SIX is there to help you out.
"I've got this scene under control."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Rock 'n Roll (08/II) and a reprint of Marvel #25. Item #37620.