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Overkill

(aka Over Kill)

Note: Overkill was also the name of a Decepticon cassette originally released in 1987.







Previous character: Sludge Viper
Next character: Dojo

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Unknown91,191 seconds70409
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Colin Murdock1162 seconds17175

Notes: DiC's Overkill was fully robotic and had his 1992 design, with a rocket launcher like that of 1991's BATs. In Valor vs. Venom, he most resembled the first 2003 version, but tinted more green than blue.

 

Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second (silent)
The Eliminator420 seconds35 lines
The Sword129 seconds11 lines
El Dorado–The Lost City of Gold291 seconds5 lines
Kindergarten Commandos31 seconds4 lines
The Greatest Evil Part I4 seconds (silent)
Keyboard Warriors152 seconds3 lines
Basic Training18 seconds (silent)
The Legend of Metal-Head145 seconds12 lines
Valor vs. Venom162 seconds17 lines

Headcanon

Overkill was built by Scrap-Iron and Dr. Mindbender in early 1988. His appearance was represented by Version 1, upgrading to Version 5 in 1991 and to Version 6 in 1993.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1992 (Battle Commanders)
2. 2003/I (JvC Wave 5)
3. 2003/II (JvC Wave 6)
4. 2003/III (BAT 6-pack)
5. 2004 (VvV Wave 4)
6. 2005/I (VvV Wave 7)
7. 2005/II (BAT Attack)
Version 1: 1992 Battle Commanders premium carded assortment
Fig. #0316: B.A.T. Leader
  • head: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • upper arms: Overkill (92, 03/III), Headhunter BAT (08)
  • lower arms: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • torso: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • waist: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • legs: Overkill (92, 03/III), Headhunter BAT (08)
Accessories: red talking backpack (new, attached with screws); red right hand and laser-claw arm attachments; red portable laser cannon (new); black figure stand. (Clear green chestplate and tiny red chest cannon can also be removed with effort.)
OVERKILL began as an experimental prototype for the third generation of B.A.T.s, but because of his advanced micro-computers and enhanced tactical logic programs, the cost projections were too high for profitable mass-production. He might have continued to gather dust on a shelf in the Cobra research labs if COBRA COMMANDER hadn't decided to utilize him as a battlefield commander for the android troopers. It was Cobra Commander's idea to add a voice synthesizer program to repeat demoralizing slogans at deafening volumes. Overkill's primary job is to operate the destructive Cobra Earthquake battle vehicle.
Toy Notes: Item #6754. Released before Christmas 1991 in some areas but first listed in the 1992 insert catalog. Yojoe.com lists this figure as a 1991 release. To remove the backpack, unscrew the pack's outer screws. The screws attaching the pack to the figure are inside, along with the batteries. The prototype shown in the catalog had a gold backpack and chestplate.
Version 2: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 5 two-pack assortment (03/I)
Fig. #0684: B.A.T. Leader
Over Kill
  • head: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
  • arms: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
  • torso: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04), Copperhead (07, 09)
  • waist: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04), Copperhead (07, 09)
  • legs: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
Accessories: black helmet (new, smooth, flared with blue Cobra emblem); blue spaulder (new, armored); black waist belt (new, with circular silver buckle); black gun arm (new, with silver magazine); black knife arm (new, with serrated silver blade); brown knife (new, with snake-scale hilt)
Being the leader of an entire unit of android troopers comes quite naturally to OVER KILL since more than fifty percent of his body has been replaced by mechanical parts. He is also equipped with integral body armor, a self-contained breathing unit, and a wireless modem implanted in his brain. His vision has been enhanced with image intensifiers and infrared scanners. A targeting computer is hard wired between his right eye and his trigger finger.
Having command of a small army of mindless robots has affected his mind, making him overly sentimental and protective of his troops. OVER KILL sees them as individuals and gives them secret names, picking out some for special attention. This is why he has a grudge against TUNNEL RAT, who in the course of a sabotage mission poured sand into the supply of 30 weight motor oil for the B.A.T.s, effectively disabling more than half the unit.
"Of course I have feelings. They may be enhanced digitally, but they are still feelings!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Tunnel Rat (03). Item #57220.
Version 3: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 two-pack assortment (03/II)
Fig. #0710: B.A.T. Leader
Over Kill
  • head: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
  • arms: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
  • torso: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04), Copperhead (07, 09)
  • waist: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04), Copperhead (07, 09)
  • legs: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
Accessories: purple helmet (03/I Over Kill's, with red Cobra emblem); tan spaulder (03/I Over Kill's); black waist belt (03/I Over Kill's, with silver buckle); purple gun arm (03/I Over Kill's, with silver magazine); tan knife arm (03/I Over Kill's, with silver blade); silver knife (03/I Over Kill's)
Being the leader of an entire unit of android troopers comes quite naturally to OVER KILL since more than fifty percent of his body has been replaced by mechanical parts. He is also equipped with integral body armor, a self-contained breathing unit, and a wireless modem implanted in his brain. His vision has been enhanced with image intensifiers and infrared scanners. A targeting computer is hard wired between his right eye and his trigger finger. Having command of a small army of mindless robots has affected his mind, making him overly sentimental and protective of his "troops." OVER KILL sees them as individuals and gives them secret names, picking out some for special attention.
"Of course I have feelings. They may be enhanced digitally, but they are still feelings!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Shipwreck (03/I). Item #57430.
Version 4: 2003 BAT Builder boxed set (03/III)
Fig. #0718: B.A.T. Leader
Over Kill
  • head: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • upper arms: Overkill (92, 03/III), Headhunter BAT (08)
  • lower arms: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • torso: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • waist: Overkill (92, 03/III)
  • legs: Overkill (92, 03/III), Headhunter BAT (08)
Accessories: blue right hand and black laser-claw arm attachments (92 Overkill's); black portable laser cannon (92 Overkill's); black figure stand.
Being the leader of an entire unit of android troopers comes quite naturally to OVER KILL since more than fifty percent of his body has been replaced by mechanical parts. He is also equipped with integral body armor, a self-contained breathing unit, and a wireless modem implanted in his brain. His vision has been enhanced with image intensifiers and infrared scanners. A targeting computer is hard wired between his right eye and his trigger finger. Having command of a small army of mindless robots has affected his mind, making him overly sentimental and protective of his "troops." OVER KILL sees them as individuals and gives them secret names, picking out some for special attention. This is why he has a grudge against members of the G.I. JOE team who, in the course of a sabotage mission, poured sand into the supply of 30 weight motor oil for the B.A.T.s, effectively disabling more than half the unit.
"Of course I have feelings. They may be enhanced digitally, but they are still feelings!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in an Internet-exclusive set with three copies of BAT (03/I) and two copies of Inferno BAT (03).
Version 5: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 4 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0914: COBRA B.A.T. Leader
Over Kill
  • head: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
  • arms: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
  • torso: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04), Copperhead (07, 09)
  • waist: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04), Copperhead (07, 09)
  • legs: Over Kill (03/I, 03/II, 04)
Accessories: black helmet (03 Over Kill's); black spaulder (03 Over Kill's); black waist belt (03 Over Kill's, with brown buckle); black gun arm (03 Over Kill's, with silver magazine); black claw arm (new, with silver blades); grey Brainwave Scanner (new, with blue trim) and removable hood
OVER KILL is only half-human to begin with (over 50% of his body has been replaced by mechanical parts), so he has little humanity left to bother him. This means that he truly enjoys performing evil missions and doesn't have any twinges of conscience getting in the way. What feelings he had left were digitally tweaked to not interfere with his duties as the battle commander of the COBRA B.A.T. legions. OVER KILL has been upgraded mechanically over the years. His internal targeting computer is now directly linked to a GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) system for increased accuracy. The armor over vital components and organs has been reinforced and his sweat glands have been modified so he no longer smells like a wet sheepdog at fifty meters.
"I am not simply programmed to destroy the G.I. JOE Team. I personally want to shut them down and guarantee they never return!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Gen. Abernathy (04/II). Item #55990.
Version 6: Valor vs. Venom Wave 7 two-pack assortment (05/I)
Fig. #1027: COBRA B.A.T. Leader
Over Kill
  • head: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: silver DNA-collecting drone (04 Night Creeper's) with four silver legs
OVER KILL is only half-human to begin with (over 50% of his body has been replaced by mechanical parts), so he has little humanity left to bother him. This means that he truly enjoys performing evil missions and doesn't have any twinges of conscience getting in the way. What feelings he had left were digitally tweaked to not interfere with his duties as the battle commander of the COBRA B.A.T. legions. OVER KILL has been upgraded mechanically over the years. His internal targeting computer is now directly linked to a GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) system for increased accuracy. The armor over vital components and organs has been reinforced and his sweat glands have been modified so he no longer smells like a wet sheepdog at fifty meters.
"I am not simply programmed to destroy the G.I. JOE Team. I personally want to shut them down and guarantee they never return!"
Toy Notes: Featured pop-off head, arms, and waist. Carded in a two-pack with Duke (05/II). Item #56250.
Version 7: Direct-to-Consumer BAT Attack carded set (05/II)
Fig. #1107: COBRA B.A.T. Leader
Over Kill
  • head: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • torso: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • waist: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
  • legs: Over Kill (05/I, 05/II)
Accessories: silver rocket arm (new, with yellow rocket tip)
OVER KILL is only half-human to begin with (over 50% of his body has been replaced by mechanical parts), so he has little humanity left to bother him. This means that he truly enjoys performing evil missions and doesn't have any twinges of conscience getting in the way. What feelings he had left were digitally tweaked not to interfere with his duties as the battle commander of the COBRA B.A.T. legions. Mechanical and computerized upgrades have made him a formidable opponent for the G.I. JOE Team. He has become the leader of the robot army and is turning them into a powerful fighting force. OVER KILL sees his chance to increase his power in the COBRA organization, and he's going to take it. Whoever stands in his way will be crushed beneath the metallic feet of his robotic army.
"I am not simply programmed to destroy the G.I. JOE Team. I personally want to shut them down and guarantee they never return."
Toy Notes: Featured pop-off head, arms, and waist. Carded in a set with BAT (05/I), BAT (05/II), and three copies of BAT (05/III). Item #61975.
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