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Ripper

(aka Dreadnok Ripper)

File Name: Harry Nod of Grim Cape, Tasmania, Australia.
Notes: Cape Grim is the northwest point of Tasmania (the large island south of the Australian mainland). The nearest important town is Smithton. The original Dreadnoks' names are a play on the proverbial Tom, Dick, and Harry, and on the Dutch Lullaby fishermen Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.



chronological: Buzzer<< Ripper >>Torch
alphabetical: Rip It<< Ripper >>Road Pig

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Chris Latta501,831 seconds88600

Notes: Sunbow's Ripper wore a variation on his 1985 outfit: a yellow vest with black rectangles, a gold necklace, and glasses almost always grey or lavender instead of red.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening4 seconds(silent)cutting energy tower, driving motorcycle
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 178 seconds2 lineson Chameleon capturing Col. Sharp, rescuing Cobra Cmdr.
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 39 seconds(silent)with Cobra's leaders, in sub with Zartan monitoring battle
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 475 seconds2 linesin sub with Zartan, on motorcycle to retrieve laser core
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 556 seconds1 linehiding with Zartan at amusement park, escaping in Chameleon
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)1 second(silent)falling when Destro is thrown on top of Dreadnoks (0:25)
Countdown for Zartan120 seconds7 linestraining recruits, capturing Mettier, watching Spirit's cell, in F.A.N.G. attacking defense center
Jungle Trap17 seconds1 lineambushing Joes on stairway
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 113 seconds(silent)stowing away on shuttle, riding Ferret during station takeover
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 224 seconds1 linein Ferret as enforcer on space station, chasing Dusty
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 31 second(silent)on space station as cubes activate (18:17)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 432 seconds(silent)taking over space station from Zartan, communicating with Cobra Cmdr
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 560 seconds2 linescaptured on Space Station, freed by Zartan, escaping in garbage module
Battle for the Train of Gold49 seconds3 linescapturing Gen. Stack, guarding Joe prisoners, on train
Lights! Camera! Cobra!74 seconds3 linesaborting bank theft, sabotaging movie set, on Ferret rescuing Torch
Cobra's Candidate108 seconds6 linesin Ferret against Joes, supervising gangs to disrupt election
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 134 seconds3 linesin F.A.N.G. attacking Skystrikers; capturing and holding Duke
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds(silent)capturing Duke (flashback)
Twenty Questions101 seconds4 linesoperating missile defense; on Ferrets raiding chem arsenal and inside base
Where the Reptiles Roam38 seconds2 linesdisguised as ranch hand at hideout, driving ATV
Worlds Without End Part I59 seconds3 linesstealing transmuter; alt version serving as police officer
Worlds Without End Part II31 seconds1 linealt version pursuing Joes in DC; rebuked by Zartan
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town11 seconds(silent)miniaturized to attack Joe HQ in ATV, stealing a R.A.M.
Flint's Vacation32 seconds3 linesdressed as police chasing Flint; in Moray attacking Joes
Memories of Mara23 seconds2 linestrying to capture Mara; driving Water Moccasin
The Wrong Stuff81 seconds2 linesmanning defenses of space station
The Invaders7 seconds1 lineon flying saucer; captured by Snake Eyes and Wong
Cold Slither107 seconds5 linesplaying keyboard for Cold Slither plot
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 222 seconds(silent)playing with mini-synthoids; cornering Shipwreck in lab
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds(silent)riding on Thunder Machine (0:12-13)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 140 seconds2 linesat Dreadnok audition
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 241 seconds1 lineat Dreadnok audition; attacking Flint's team at Montezuma's tomb
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 417 seconds2 linesflying Swampfire against Tomahawk
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 514 seconds(silent)attacked by Joe rescue team; driving motorcycle in DC
Let's Play Soldier75 seconds4 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Computer Complications28 seconds(silent)at Dreadnok camp; driving Ferret to assault diner and Joe HQ
Cobrathon22 seconds(silent)ambushing rescue team in Vegas
The Rotten Egg13 seconds(silent)driving motorcycle to Parris Island; attacking at ceremony
Once Upon a Joe12 seconds1 linebrawling with other Dreadnoks
Glamour Girls65 seconds8 lineshelping set up photo shoots; flying Swampfire to Vail's island
The Spy Who Rooked Me27 seconds1 lineon motorcycle attacking Joes; searching Burke's car
My Brother's Keeper39 seconds1 linerecruiting Penser, flying Swampfire against Joes
Nightmare Assault6 seconds2 linestaking hostages on oil rig
Second-Hand Emotions60 seconds6 linesplanting receivers; attacking affected Joes; securing Roadblock
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep21 seconds2 linespursuing Cross-Country in Coil hideout
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 111 seconds(silent)in motorcycle during attack on B.E.T.
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 235 seconds1 linecommissioned by Pythona; freeing Serpentor; escaping in Ferret
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 313 seconds1 linewitnessing Cobra Commander's trial and punishment
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 416 seconds2 linesin Thunder Machine during lab battle; breaking through B.E.T.'s armor
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 53 seconds(silent)in Swampfire to guard tunnel entrance

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 2002 (JvC Wave 4)
3. 2003 (JvC Wave 6)
4. 2004 (Convention)
5. 2005 (Comic #75)
6. 2008/I (Comic #30)
7. 2008/II (post-25th Wave 12)
Version 1: spring 1985 regular carded figure assortment
Dreadnok
  • head: Ripper (85, 04)
  • arms: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: silver rifle with carving bayonet and straight grip (new), silver frame backpack around motor (new), silver "Jaws of Life" with backpack clip and peg for hose (new), long black hose (common).
There are devils in Tasmania and Ripper is probably the meanest of them all. Was expelled from nursery school for extorting candy from his schoolmates and spent most of his adult life in various correctional institutions. He is a professional criminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for the niceties of civilization - except for motorcycles.
Specialty and M.O.: Edged weapons and cutting tools. Is known throughout the swamps for using his blade like a cross between a fireman's axe and a can opener to unlock gates and crack safes.
Variations: Early versions of the filecard do not have the closing phrase "except for motorcycles."
Toy Notes: Item #6434. Ripper's swivel-head construction points to a 1984 design. He was also introduced in the cartoon and comics in 1984. Numerically Ripper is the first figure to include one of the rubber accessory hoses common throughout the G.I. Joe line. Airtight, Barbecue, and Tele-Viper also came with such a hose in the same assortment.
Version 2: November 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 4 figure two-pack assortment
Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
MOS 1: Classified
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • arms: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • torso: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • waist: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • legs: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
Accessories: brown-grey Uzi (02 Nunchuk's, with Sound Attack tab), graphite M4 carbine rifle with small stock and underslung shotgun barrel (new), red backpack (85 Dusty's).
Anti-social and proud of it, DREADNOK RIPPER has been taking out his anger on the world since he was expelled from nursery school for bribery and aggravated assault. Black-listed from every outlaw biker gang in his native Tasmania for excessive nastiness and inadequate personal hygiene, he sought out ZARTAN at his secret swamp hide-out and joined the DREADNOKS, who overlook his bad points since he pays his dues on time and doesn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. DREADNOK RIPPER hates everything and everybody. He likes nothing better than ripping things to shreds with crude sharp-edged tools. After he tears things apart, he enjoys jumping up and down on top of the pieces while wearing his big hob-nailed engineer boots and shouting naughty verses at the top of his lungs. DUKE is way up there at the top of his hate-list simply for being brave, honest, and well-groomed. "It wouldn't hurt him to skip shaving once in a while, would it?"
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Duke. Item #57485.
Version 3: April 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 figure two-pack assortment
Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • arms: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • torso: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • waist: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
  • legs: Dreadnok Ripper (02, 03)
Accessories: black Uzi (02 Nunchuk's, with Sound Attack tab), silver rifle (02 Dreadnok Ripper's), blue backpack (85 Dusty's).
Anti-social and proud of it, DREADNOK RIPPER has been taking out his anger on the world since he was expelled from nursery school for bribery and aggravated assault. Black-listed from every outlaw biker gang in his native Tasmania for excessive nastiness and inadequate personal hygiene, he sought out ZARTAN at his secret swamp hide-out and joined the DREADNOKS, who overlook his bad points since he pays his dues on time and doesn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. DREADNOK RIPPER hates everything and everybody. He likes nothing better than ripping things to shreds with crude sharp-edged tools. After he tears things apart, he enjoys jumping up and down on top of the pieces while wearing his big hob-nailed engineer boots and shouting naughty verses at the top of his lungs.
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Roadblock. Item #57400.
Version 4: July 2004 Dreadnok Rampage: Escapades in the Everglades boxed set
Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Ripper (85, 04)
  • arms: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: dark grey rifle (85 Ripper's), dark grey backpack (85 Ripper's), dark grey power jaws (85 Ripper's), long black hose (common), clear figure stand (common).
Being thrown out of the nastiest biker gangs in Tasmania made DREADNOK RIPPER's entrance into the gang an easy decision. He has a penchant for makeshift, oversized, and occasionally unorthodox edged weapons. His appetite for destruction is second only to his unbelievable greed. He has secretly amassed a considerable amount of wealth through side businesses, both legitimate and illicit. He also has saved a small fortune by not "wasting" money on hygiene products, but the rest of the Dreadnoks have not seemed to notice.
Unlike most others in the gang, DREADNOK RIPPER has no aspirations of taking over the gang. He is content to be either a grunt or temporary field leader as the situation demands, as long as he gets paid on time. He is also smarter than he looks or acts, having learned basic number crunching from COBRA's former accountant. Even the occasional stints in prison did not bother him. He just passed the time by mentally calculating the interest he was earning.
"Lucky for me that silly new logo is growing on the other Dreadnoks - I copyrighted it!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Beachhead, Hardtop, Sgt. Mutt, Dreadnok Buzzer, Dreadhead Cletus, Dreadhead Otis, Dreadnok Road Pig, Zarana, Dreadhead Billy-Bob, Joe-Bob, Dreadnok Crusher, Dreadnok Demolishor, Dreadhead Roscoe, and Dreadnok Vance.
Version 5: October 2005 Wave 6 comic three-pack assortment
Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (05)
  • arms: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • torso: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • waist: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
  • legs: Ripper (85, 04, 05)
Accessories: black rifle (85 Ripper's), black backpack (85 Ripper's), black power jaws (85 Ripper's), extra-long black hose (common type but 250mm long).
Anti-social and proud of it, DREADNOK RIPPER has been taking out his anger on the world since he was expelled from nursery school for bribery and aggravated assault. Black-listed from every outlaw biker gang in his native Tasmania for excessive nastiness and inadequate personal hygiene, he sought out ZARTAN at his secret swamp hide-out and joined the DREADNOK forces, who overlook his bad points since he pays his dues on time and doesn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. DREADNOK RIPPER hates everything and everybody. He likes nothing better than ripping things to shreds with crude sharp-edged tools. After he tears things apart, he enjoys jumping up and down on top of the pieces while wearing his big hob-nailed engineer boots and shouting naughty verses at the top of his lungs.
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Dreadnok Thrasher, Dreadnok Buzzer, and a reprint of Marvel #75. Item #07098.
Version 6: February 2008 Wave 2 comic two-pack assortment (08/I)
Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • arms: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I)
  • body: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • legs: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: silver rifle with carving bayonet and curved grip (new), silver frame backpack around motor (new), silver hinged hydraulic cutter resembling "Jaws of Life" (new), long black hose (common), black Cobra figure stand.
There are devils in Tasmania and DREADNOK RIPPER is probably the meanest of them all. He was expelled from nursery school for extorting candy from his schoolmates and spent most of his adult life in various correctional institutions. He is a professional criminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for the niceties of civilization - except for motorcycles.
Specialty and M.O.: Edged weapons and cutting tools. Is known throughout the swamps for using his blade like a cross between a firefighter's axe and a can opener to unlock gates and crack safes.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dreadnok Torch and a reprint of Marvel #30. Item #28938.
Version 7: December 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 12 carded figure assortment (08/II)
Dreadnok
Dreadnok Ripper
  • head: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • left arm: Xamot (08), Dreadnok Ripper (08/II)
  • right arm: Tomax (08), Dreadnok Ripper (08/II)
  • chest: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • midsection: Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
  • legs: Buzzer (07), Dreadnok Ripper (08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: black rifle (08 Dreadnok Ripper's), black backpack (08 Dreadnok Ripper's), black power jaws (08 Dreadnok Ripper's), long black hose (common), black Cobra figure stand.
DREADNOK RIPPER has led a life of delinquency since nursery school, where he stole candy from his schoolmates. From there, he just kept expanding the scope of his criminal activities, paying the price many times with stints in various correctional institutions. He is motivated by greed, a dislike for civilized behavior, and the pure delight of destroying something with cutting tools and edged weapons, of which he has gathered a substantial collections. He's known for the blade he uses as a cross between a firefighter's axe and a can opener to rip open gates and tear apart safes.
"It ain't true that I hates everything. That's a load o' rubbish. I likes grape soda and chocolate-covered donuts, don't I?"
Toy Notes: Item #37426.