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General Flagg



File Name: James Longstreet Flagg III of Alexandria, Virginia.
Grade: Army O-7 (1992-2004)
SNs: 212-9820-GU95; 212-98-GU95
Notes: Alexandria is just south of Salvo's hometown of Arlington, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As referenced on filecards, this character is the son of the General Flagg who appeared several early issues of Marvel's G.I. Joe comic series. The father was killed by Major Bludd in issue #19.


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Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, this Gen. Flagg was never animated, although an unrelated character by that name appeared in Sunbow's first animated miniseries.

Headcanon

Born June 27, 1948. Only five years younger than General Hawk, Flagg asked and was permitted to assist the Joe Team on missions from September 1988 until Cobra went underground in November 1989. He was not part of the Joe Team that was reactivated in 1991, but he did provide occasional help to General Hawk behind the scenes at the Pentagon. His appearance is represented by Version 1.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1992 2. 1993 (Battle Corps) 3. 2004 (Comic #5)
Version 1: 1992 Wave 2 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0333: G.I. Joe GeneralMOS 1: Chief Strategic Commander
MOS 2: General Commander
  • head: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • arms: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • torso: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • waist: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • legs: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
Accessories: brown officer's cap (new, with eagle on front); black assault rifle (new, M231); light green catapult (new, three pieces) with black switch and rubber band (91 Incinerator's); black bomb (large, finned with catapult slot); black figure stand
He's the son of the original G.I. Joe Commanding General (after whom the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier was named). GENERAL FLAGG is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, as were five preceding generations of Flaggs. Carrying on where his father left off, General Flagg likes to be in the thick of it, meaning he needs a personal weapon as devastating as the G.I. Joe Brawler.
Motto: "Don't just take the high ground, take it all!"
Variations: Photos exist of a prototype green hat; no carded examples have surfaced.
Toy Notes: Item #6739. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in India.
Version 2: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 2 carded assortment, #26
Fig. #0385: G.I. Joe GeneralMOS 1: Chief Strategic Commander
MOS 2: General Commander
  • head: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • arms: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • torso: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • waist: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
  • legs: Gen. Flagg (92, 93)
Accessories: brown officer's cap (92 Gen. Flagg's, with black brim); black assault rifle (92 Gen. Flagg's M231); light green catapult (92 Gen. Flagg's) with rubber band and black trigger (91 Incinerator's); black bomb (92 Gen. Flagg's); black figure stand
He's the son of the original G.I. Joe commanding general (after whom the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier was named). GENERAL FLAGG is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, as were five preceding generations of Flaggs. General Flagg shares DUKE's philosophy of personally leading his troops into a firefight, instead of sending out orders from behind the lines in some cozy commander's tent. When the call is given to charge, he's the one shouting it from the front. His strategies on the battlefield have twice earned him the Medal of Valor and countless decorations as he carries on his family's proud military tradition.
Motto: "I didn't reach the rank of general by staying in the shadows, I got out and earned it on the front lines!"
Toy Notes: Item #6798.
Version 3: 2004 Wave 2 Comic three-pack assortment
Fig. #0948: G.I. Joe GeneralMOS 1: Chief Strategic Commander
MOS 2: General Commander
  • head: Gen. Flagg (04)
  • arms: Headman (92, 02), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05), Tomax (05), Xamot (05), Lt. Gorky (06)
  • torso: Headman (92, 02), Gen. Flagg (04), Tomax (05), Xamot (05)
  • waist: Headman (92, 02), Gen. Flagg (04), Tomax (05), Xamot (05)
  • legs: Big Ben (91, 93, 01, 02/I, 02/II), Tracker Kwinn (04), Gen. Flagg (04), Shrage (05)
Accessories: light green officer's cap (new, with eagle); black pistol (86 Lifeline's); black sniper rifle (03 Recondo's Dragunov SVU)
GENERAL FLAGG is the son of the original G.I. JOE Team commanding general. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, as were five preceding generations of Flaggs. GENERAL FLAGG shares the same philosophy as DUKE of personally leading his troops into a firefight instead of sending out orders from behind the lines in some cozy commander's tent. When the call is given to charge, he's the one shouting it from the front. His strategies on the battlefield have twice earned him the Medal of Valor and countless decorations as he carries on his family's proud military tradition.
"I didn't reach the rank of general by staying in the shadows. I got out and earned it on the front lines."
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Steeler (04), Cobra Officer (04), and a reprint of Marvel #5. Item #60498. Note that the filecard actually describes the son of the character depicted in the comic, while the figure better represents the comic character himself.