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Lifeline

(not to be confused with 2002's Sgt. Lifeline)

File Name: Edwin C. Steen of Seattle, Washington.
Grade: Army E-5 (1986-1994)
SNs: RA 128-03-2496; 128-03-2496
Notes: Seattle, on Puget Sound, is Washington's largest city and one of the top medical research institutions in the US. It is also the hometown of Rapid-Fire and is listed as Ace's birthplace on his 1992 filecard.


chronological: Beach Head<< Lifeline >>Iceberg
alphabetical: Admiral Ledger<< Lifeline >>Sergeant Lifeline

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Stan Wojno, Jr.301,915 seconds2082,029

Sunbow's Lifeline wore his 1986 outfit with no chest holster or leg knife. In the series he was a pacifist and the son of a minister (Episcopalian by appearances, though possibly Methodist). He was called by his given name Edwin in the episode Second-Hand Emotions.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)4 seconds(silent)leaving Flagg in A.W.E. Striker, running at the end, in final pose
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 127 seconds4 linesrefusing to arm Tomahawk; on night-time run; on Tomahawk during Raven intercept
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 211 seconds2 linesat command center; in Tomahawk rescuing Dusty's team in Egypt
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 317 seconds4 linesstudying Cobra's DNA device at Joe HQ
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 436 seconds6 linesone of volunteers sent to Cobra Island
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 512 seconds1 linewith team inside Terror Drome; seen after DC battle
Last Hour to Doomsday25 seconds6 linespart of diving team; removing android arm from Shipwreck
Let's Play Soldier14 seconds2 linesexamining Cobra's drug; rescuing Leatherneck from transport plane
Computer Complications18 seconds2 linestreating Mainframe after electrical shock
Cobrathon160 seconds3 lineson raid to software site; captured; tortured for telethon
The Million Dollar Medic395 seconds46 linesrescuing Van Mark family; admired by Bree; using fire to fend off Cobra attack on Van Mark cabin
The Rotten Egg5 seconds2 linesdelivering invitation to Leatherneck
Once Upon a Joe28 seconds5 linesrescuing children in burning orphanage; present after Cobra raid
Glamour Girls64 seconds1 lineinvestigating models' disappearance; captured with Flint's team
Iceberg Goes South1 second(silent)in Tomahawk transporting Lady Jaye to Tropodome (14:53)
The Spy Who Rooked Me1 second(silent)in Tomahawk picking up Cross-Country's H.A.V.O.C. (4:59)
My Favorite Things169 seconds17 linesat NATO base; with Wet-Suit on Serpent Cave mission; outside infirmary
G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece151 seconds20 linessent to retrieve alien coil; sent back in time; mistaken for Aesclepius
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World187 seconds23 linespromoted to colonel on forged orders; disarming Maulers; leading Tomahawks
Ninja Holiday2 seconds(silent)with Tomahawk to extract team (21:05-06)
Nightmare Assault184 seconds19 lineshaving nightmare; discussing Joes' dreams with Hawk; monitoring final dream
Second-Hand Emotions248 seconds30 linesat sister's wedding; affected by mood organ; hijacking trolley
Not a Ghost of a Chance52 seconds6 linesin Tomahawk in search of downed pilots, giving them aid once found
In the Presence of Mine Enemies9 seconds1 linein Tomahawk to rescue Slip-Stream
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep29 seconds(silent)in line in mess hall, at briefing, part of rescue team
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs11 seconds4 linesteaching children to choose healthy snacks
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening7 seconds(silent)running with Recondo's team, in final pose
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 27 seconds1 linejoining Flint's search party
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 46 seconds(silent)hiding B.E.T.
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 535 seconds3 linesjoining Rawhides to infiltrate ice dome; charging toward palace; running during retreat

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986
2. 1988 (Tiger Force)
3. 1991 (mail)
4. 1994 (Battle Corps)
 
Version 1: spring 1986 regular carded figure assortment
Rescue TrooperMOS 1: Medic [68W]
  • head: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • arms: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • torso: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • waist: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • legs: Lifeline (86, 88)
Accessories: silver flat semi-automatic pistol with smooth grip (new), black air mask with long air hose (new), silver communications backpack with thin antenna (new), white hinged case with red RESCUE lettering and hole for air tube (new).
Lifeline was a para-medic with the Seattle Fire Department for five years before he discovered that EMS (Emergency Medical Service) personnel who were disabled while giving aid off-duty were not eligible for pensions. In his mind, rescue personnel were never off-duty. He decided to make his status permanent by enlisting in the army as a corpsman.
"Elite units always take care of their own. The Joes are no exception. The troops have to know that if something really heavy comes down on them and they're in no condition to walk out of the mess, somebody is going to have the heart to wade in and extricate them. That somebody is Lifeline."
Toy Notes: Item #6465.
Version 2: summer 1988 Tiger Force carded figure assortment
Tiger Force MedicMOS 1: Medic [68W]
MOS 2: X-Ray Technician [68P]
  • head: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • arms: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • torso: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • waist: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • legs: Lifeline (86, 88)
Accessories: black pistol (86 Lifeline's), black air mask (86 Lifeline's), black backpack (86 Lifeline's), light green rescue case (86 Lifeline's).
LIFELINE was a paramedic with the Seattle Fire Department for five years before he discovered that EMS (Emergency Medical Service) personnel who were disabled while giving aid off-duty were not eligible for pensions. In his mind, rescue personnel were never off-duty. His status was made permanent when he was selected by Tiger Force as a battlefield medic.
"Elite units always take care of their own. Tiger Force is no exception. The men have to know that if something really heavy comes down on them and they're in no condition to walk out of the mess, somebody is going to have the heart to wade in and extricate them. That somebody is Lifeline."
Toy Notes: Item #6697-7.
Version 3: summer 1991 special mail-order exclusive
Rescue TrooperMOS 1: Medic [68W]
  • head: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • arms: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • torso: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • waist: Lifeline (86, 88, 91)
  • legs: Frostbite (85, 88), Lifeline (91)
Accessories: silver backpack (86 Lifeline's), white rescue case with red lettering (86 Lifeline's).
Lifeline was a para-medic with the Seattle Fire Department for five years before he discovered that EMS (Emergency Medical Service) personnel who were disabled while giving aid off-duty were not eligible for pensions. In his mind, rescue personnel were never off-duty. He decided to make his status permanent by enlisting in the army as a corpsman.
"Elite units always take care of their own. The Joes are no exception. The troops have to know that if something really heavy comes down on them and they're in no condition to walk out of the mess, somebody is going to have the heart to wade in and extricate them. That somebody is Lifeline."
Toy Notes: Available via an offer from Rice Krispies cereal; the offer also included figures from the My Little Pony and Weebles lines. The original legs were replaced to remove any appearance of weapons on the figure, and the "RESCUE" font was slightly different. This version is not significantly more valuable than the store version.
Version 4: spring 1994 Battle Corps Wave 5 carded figure assorment, #8
Rescue TrooperMOS 1: Medic [68W]
MOS 2: Rescue Operations
  • head: Lifeline (94)
  • arms: Lifeline (94), Lifeline (02)
  • torso: Lifeline (94), Lifeline (02)
  • waist: Lifeline (94), Lifeline (02)
  • legs: Lifeline (94), Lifeline (02)
Accessories: yellow flare gun (90 Stretcher's), black arm-mounted spring missile launcher with loop next to red trigger (new), thick yellow spring grappling hook missile (new), yellow knife (88 Hit & Run's), yellow case (90 Salvo's), yellow searchlight (86 Wet-Suit's), yellow figure stand (common).
LIFELINE was a paramedic before enlisting in the Army as a corpsman. Because of his rescue talent and experience in emergency situations, he joined G.I. Joe to aid soldiers wounded during firefights with Cobra. To get to the injured, Lifeline often has to fight his way to their location, which is why he carries a grenade pistol along with his extensive assortment of medical supplies. Most EMS (Emergency Medical Service) personnel treat patients behind the lines, Lifeline treats them ON the lines because every second counts when it comes to saving lives!
"When I'm working in combat zones with bullets ripping past my ears, I know I'll either save a wounded soldier, or become one!"
Variations: First sold on 1993-style packaging with a normal-sized filecard, then on 1994-style packaging with a baseball card-sized filecard with abbreviated text.
Toy Notes: Item #81007. Note that this version of Lifeline is not a pacifist.