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Thunder



File Name: Matthew Harris Breckinridge of Louisville, Kentucky.
Grade: Army E-5 (1984)
SN: RA135306694
Notes: Louisville is in the north central portion of the state, on the Ohio River about 75 miles west of Lexington. Airwave is also from Louisville, and Cold Front hails from nearby Fort Knox.



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Next character: Deep Six

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Neil Ross
(Jack Angel in The Most Dangerous Thing in the World)
20566 seconds32201

Sunbow's Thunder wore his 1984 outfit, with a white monocular and headset and a blue-tinted visor. Thunder's file name was mentioned in the episode Captives of Cobra, Part 1.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening4 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 14 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 22 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 510 seconds (silent)
Battle for the Train of Gold96 seconds11 lines
Money to Burn122 seconds6 lines
The Phantom Brigade17 seconds2 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 214 seconds (silent)
Spell of the Siren19 seconds (silent)
Twenty Questions8 seconds (silent)
Captives of Cobra, Part 156 seconds4 lines
Captives of Cobra, Part 2141 seconds4 lines
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent6 seconds1 line
Cobra Quake21 seconds2 lines
Excalibur7 seconds (silent)
An Eye for an Eye8 seconds (silent)
Cold Slither6 seconds1 line
Sink the Montana4 seconds (silent)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World20 seconds1 line
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 51 second (silent)

Headcanon

Born October 27, 1954. Thunder joined the Joe Team in September 1981. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, but a serious injury in the Joes' first battle with Cobra that month forced his retirement.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984 (Slugger)  
Version 1: 1984 boxed Slugger vehicle
Fig. #0045: Self-Propelled Gun ArtillerymanMOS 1: Artillery [13B]
MOS 2: Bandsman (Drummer) [42R9M]
  • head: Thunder (84), Skystriker (88), Thunderwing (98)
  • arms: Thunder (84), Thunderwing (98), Cobra Infantry Trooper (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 04/IV), Cobra Squad Leader (04/I, 04/II), Scrap-Iron (04, 05/I), Clutch (07), Zap (07)
  • torso: Thunder (84), Thunderwing (98)
  • waist: Thunder (84), Thunderwing (98)
  • legs: Thunder (84), Thunderwing (98)
Accessories: light green helmet (standard, with visor holes); light green headset (new, joined antennas); black visor (new, with nose notch); black monocular (new, no ridges)
Thunder grew up next door to a foundry. A probable explanation of his fondness for loud noises. When asked his reasons for going artillery, his reply was simply, "I want to hear them go bang." He has a passion for heavy metal rock and roll, peanut brittle and cars with bad mufflers.
"If you know where you are and you know where the enemy is, then artillery can be an exact science. But in the real world, artillery is half trigonometry and half blind luck. In other words, if you hit something, take the credit. If you miss, write it off as margin of error."
Toy Notes: Item #6056.
Re-releases: Also available as part of a vehicle drivers set through several mail-in offers from 1986 to 1988, and in the 1992 offer Rescue: Code Blue. He is mistakenly pictured as part of the vehicle drivers set in the 1989 offer Operation Deep Six. The intended figure is Steeler (82).