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Slice

(aka Cobra Slice)

File name Classified, from Jonestown, UK.
Notes: The only Jonestown I have found in the UK is a coffee shop in London. There are two towns in Wales called Johnstown.






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Next character: Dice

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Unknown4219 seconds1293
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Kevan Ohtsji2157 seconds1996

Notes: DiC switched the names of Slice and Dice: The character wearing Slice's 1992 outfit is called Dice the only time his name is given, and the character with Dice's appearance is called Slice on two occasions. The numbers above reflect the character in Slice's red uniform. (In one shot, he has his mask raised and is seen to have a thin moustache.)

Valor vs. Venom gave Slice a uniform based loosely on the 2004 version but colored purple, and he was consistently paired with the character Slash.

 

The Sword126 seconds11 lines
Kindergarten Commandos82 seconds1 line
The Greatest Evil Part I2 seconds (silent)
The Legend of Metal-Head9 seconds (silent)
Valor vs. Venom110 seconds17 lines
Ninja Battles47 seconds2 lines

Headcanon

Born March 15, 1955. Slice was selected from the Red Ninjas in early 1988, in hope that he would be a fitting replacement for Storm Shadow, who had long since defected to the G.I. Joe Team. He never quite measured up, but was nevertheless formidable in combat and more loyal to Cobra Commander than the Night-Creepers and other martial artists in league with Cobra. Slice's appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 6 in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1992 (Ninja Force red)
2. 1993 (Ninja Force orange)
3. 1994 (Shadow Ninjas)
4. 2002 (JvC Wave 1.5)
5. 2004 (Action Attack)
6. 2005 (VvV Wave 6)
Version 1: 1992 Ninja Force carded assortment
Fig. #0321: Cobra Ninja Swordsman
  • head: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02)
  • arms: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: black sword (new, with C-shaped arm brace); black knife (new, Butterfly sword); black figure stand
Captured Cobra documents indicate that SLICE may be a renegade Ninja from STORM SHADOW'S very own clan! It is believed that Slice created his own evil sword technique by observing the battle strategies of scorpions and adapting the movement into a backhand sword-slash that he calls the "Scorpion Slash." He's an expert with all edged weapons, small hand guns and explosives, and enjoys working with the Cobra Ninja cohort, named DICE! Slice can usually be found driving the Cobra Parasite when he's not in his martial arts studio.
Motto: "I fear no mortal man in face-to-face combat, but my sword cuts easiest from behind!"
Variations: Early releases did not have torso tabs to restrict movement.
Toy Notes: With the exception of some variants, this version has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and its right arm has spring-loaded reverse chopping action. Item #6735. May have been available in some areas before Christmas 1991 but first listed in the 1992 insert catalog. The prototype pictured in the catalog has spots instead of stars on its tunic.
Version 2: 1993 Ninja Force carded assortment, #7
Fig. #0373: Cobra Ninja SwordsmanMOS 1: Cobra Ninja Swordsman
MOS 2: Espionage
  • head: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02)
  • arms: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: black knife (92 Slice's Butterfly sword); black sword (new, with "stinger" on blade); two black knives (new, double-bladed); black bo staff (92 Dice's); black battle axe (92 Dice's); black figure stand
SLICE is rumored to be a renegade Ninja from STORM SHADOW'S clan. It is believed that Slice created his own evil sword technique by observing the battle strategies of scorpions. He even adapted one of their techniques into a backhand sword-slash that he calls the "Scorpion Slash." He's an expert with all edged weapons, small hand guns and explosives, and enjoys working with other Cobra Ninjas! Slice can usually be found sharpening his weapons when he's not in his martial arts studio.
Motto: "I fear no mortal man in face-to-face combat, but my sword cuts easiest from behind!"
Toy Notes: This version has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and its right arm has spring-loaded reverse chopping action. Item #6796.
Version 3: 1994 Shadow Ninjas carded assortment, #40
Fig. #0484: Cobra Ninja SwordsmanMOS 1: Cobra Ninja Swordsman
MOS 2: Espionage
  • head: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02)
  • arms: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: clear green knife (92 Slice's Butterfly sword); clear green sword (93 Slice's); two clear green knives (93 Slice's); clear green bo staff (92 Dice's); clear green battle axe (92 Dice's); clear green figure stand
SLICE is rumored to be a renegade ninja from STORM SHADOW'S clan. It is believed that Slice created his own evil sword technique by observing the battle strategies of scorpions. He even adapted one of their techniques into a backhand sword-slash that he calls the "Scorpion Slash." He's an expert with all edged weapons, small hand guns and explosives. With his new Inviso-Power, you never know when he's going to "sting" next!
Motto: "I fear no mortal man, now that I posses the power of a wraith!"
Toy Notes: This version features a temperature-based color change, has tabs on its torso to keep it from pivoting, and its right arm has spring-loaded reverse chopping action. Item #81144.
Version 4: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1.5 carded assortment
Fig. #0617: Supreme Cobra Ninja Swordsman
Cobra Slice
MOS 1: Martial Arts
MOS 2: Ninja Swordfighting
  • head: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02)
  • arms: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Slice (92, 93, 94, 02), Ryu (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: black knife (90 Range-Viper's); silver sword (92 Nunchuk's); black figure stand
Captured COBRA documents indicate that COBRA SLICE may be a renegade ninja from the same clan as STORM SHADOW. It is believed that COBRA SLICE created his own evil sword technique by observing the battle strategies of scorpions and adapting the movements into a backhand sword slash that he calls the "Scorpion Slash." He's an expert with all edged weapons, small hand guns, and explosives, and he works with the other COBRA ninjas to form assault teams. COBRA SLICE is usually found in his martial arts studio, practicing his already perfect moves. He was humiliated when he fought SURE FIRE from the G.I. Joe team—and lost. He lives for the day when he'll meet SURE FIRE again, and this time he'll teach him a lesson he won't forget.
"I fear no mortal man in face-to-face combat, but my sword cuts easiest from behind."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Sure Fire (02). Item #57450.
Version 5: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 3 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0855: COBRA Ninja
COBRA Slice
  • head: Cobra Slice (04, 05)
  • arms: Cobra Slice (04, 05)
  • torso: Cobra Slice (04, 05); Action Attack removed for 2005
  • waist: Cobra Slice (04, 05); Action Attack removed for 2005
  • legs: Cobra Slice (04, 05); Action Attack removed for 2005
Accessories: red headband (new, attaches to head); black sword (92 Nunchuk's); two black knives (03 Over Kill's)
Intelligence sources indicate that COBRA SLICE came to the COBRA organization through the criminal underworld and may have had connections to various secret police forces in fallen dictatorships. He may have also been a professional wrestler at one time and certainly had enough of a martial arts background to warrant recruitment into a COBRA ninja unit headed by STORM SHADOW. Although he can't quite grasp the finer points of what STORM SHADOW has to teach him, COBRA SLICE is an attentive, overly competitive pupil who makes up for his lack of surgical precision with raw strength. He is all about massive brutal power directed by evil intent. STORM SHADOW is smart enough to know that one needs a Goliath as well as a David in one's lineup. Not all tactical problems can be solved by stealth and deception. When COBRA SLICE jumps into a fight, he isn't thinking out strategy a half dozen moves ahead, he's just aiming for your head and putting all his weight behind the punch.
"Somebody's technique doesn't count for much once they step within my reach."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Agent Jinx (04). Item #55965. This version is specially consructed for a spring-loaded Action Attack move.
Version 6: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 6 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0983: COBRA Ninja
COBRA Slice
  • head: Cobra Slice (04, 05)
  • arms: Cobra Slice (04, 05)
  • torso: Cobra Slice (04) - Action Attack removed: Cobra Slice (05)
  • waist: Cobra Slice (04) - Action Attack removed: Cobra Slice (05)
  • legs: Cobra Slice (04) - Action Attack removed: Cobra Slice (05)
Accessories: red headband (04 Slice's); two black pistols (82 Snake Eyes's Uzi); silver sword (92 Nunchuk's); two brown double-edge sickles (new, with silver blades with holes)
Intelligence sources indicate that COBRA SLICE came to the COBRA organization through the criminal underworld and may have had connections to various secret police forces in fallen dictatorships. He may have also been a professional wrestler at one time and certainly had enough of a martial arts background to warrant recruitment into a COBRA ninja unit headed by STORM SHADOW. although he can't quite grasp the finer points of what STORM SHADOW has to teach him, COBRA SLICE is an attentive, overly competitive pupil who makes up for his lack of surgical precision with raw strength. He is all about massive brutal power directed by evil intent. STORM SHADOW is smart enough to know that one needs a Goliath as well as a David in one's lineup. Not all tactical problems can be solved by stealth and deception. When COBRA SLICE jumps into a fight, he isn't thinking out strategy a half dozen moves ahead, he's just aiming for your head and putting all his weight behind the punch.
"Somebody's technique doesn't count for much once they step within my reach."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Slash. Item #00280.
Rereleases: Later carded without accessories as part of the 2008 wave of single-carded figures (Item #34873).