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The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 5:
Knotting Cobra's Coils

11th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by Ron Friedman. First aired September 20, 1985.






Previous episode: The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 4
Next episode: Battle for the Train of Gold

Quick Kick, Alpine, and Bazooka escape the Cobra cargo plane on Trubble Bubbles and commandeer a Cobra helicopter to return to Joe Headquarters. As the Crimson Twins broadcast their threats, Shipwreck and Snake-Eyes arrive at Headquarters with the laser disc of the cubes' schematics. The Joes on Space Station Delta retake control from the Dreadnoks and shut down the Pyramid of Darkness, allowing the Joes at Headquarters to access the laser disc and communicate with the other Joe teams. Cobra Commander regains command of Cobra and orders the pyramid reasserted from ground level, but the effect is only intermittent.

Quick Kick's helicopter crashes into Joe Headquarters, and his knowledge of Cobra's location allows the Joes to mount an assault and ultimately destroy the cubes from the base. Cobra Commander and the Crimson Twins flee to Enterprise Towers, which they convert into an armed rocket. Satin reappears and helps Shipwreck and Snake Eyes stow aboard the rocket and fight long enough for the Joes on the space station to rig a proton beam to destroy it. The Joes escape the rocket on Trubble Bubbles, and the Cobras on the rocket and space station return to earth in escape pods (with the Dreadnoks in a garbage module). The Joes celebrate as Cobra once again goes underground, blaming one another for their failure.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Cobra Commander246 seconds27 linesretaking command, fleeing to battle rocket; disguised as bag lady
Shipwreck195 seconds22 linesreturning to Joe HQ, in VAMP2 attacking Cobra base, escaping battle rocket in Flight Pod
Tomax181 seconds19 linesat Cobra base, flying Rattler to Enterprise Towers/battle rocket, escaping by subway
Xamot178 seconds19 linesat Cobra base, flying Rattler to Enterprise Towers/battle rocket, escaping by subway
Quick Kick122 seconds13 linesreturning to Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base, yodeling to bring down Dragon
Snake Eyes116 seconds returning to Joe HQ, in VAMP2 attacking Cobra base, escaping battle rocket in Flight Pod
Gung-Ho107 seconds11 linesin charge at Joe HQ, in Silver Mirage attacking Cobra base
Alpine104 seconds12 linesreturning to Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base, yodeling to bring down Dragon
Bazooka91 seconds3 linesreturning to Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base, yodeling to bring down Dragon
Torch83 seconds10 linescaptured on Space Station, freed by Zartan, escaping in garbage module
Ace73 seconds2 linesat Joe HQ when Shipwreck returns, part of attack on Cobra base
Polly71 seconds3 linesreturning to Joe HQ, with Shipwreck attacking Cobra base and battle rocket
Ripper60 seconds2 linescaptured on Space Station, freed by Zartan, escaping in garbage module
Wild Bill59 seconds3 linesat Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base
Destro57 seconds6 lineskissing the Baroness; supporting Pyramid of Darkness; disguised as construction worker
Baroness56 seconds3 lineskissing Destro; supporting Pyramid of Darkness; disguised as a nurse
Zartan56 seconds3 linesheld captive by Dreadnoks and then by Joes, fleeing in escape pod
Buzzer54 seconds3 linescaptured on Space Station, freed by Zartan, escaping in garbage module
Mutt52 seconds4 lineshelping retake Space Station Delta
Dusty42 seconds3 lineshelping retake Space Station Delta, freeing Duke, rigging proton beam
Flint34 seconds9 linescommunicating with Joe HQ from USS Flagg, flying Skystriker over Enterprise City
Duke16 seconds2 linesfreed on space station, rigging and firing proton beam
Junkyard15 seconds retrieving Fatal Fluffies' whistle to help retake space station
Lady Jaye14 seconds4 lineson USS Flagg, flying Skystriker over Enterprise City
 
Background Characters
Stalker34 seconds1 lineat Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base
Cover Girl34 seconds (silent)at Joe HQ when Shipwreck returns, part of attack on Cobra base
Spirit31 seconds (silent)at Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base, erroneously seen on space station
Roadblock28 seconds1 lineattacking Cobra base
Timber25 seconds returning to Joe HQ, with Shipwreck attacking Cobra battle rocket
Tripwire19 seconds (silent)at Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base
Steeler18 seconds (silent)helping retake Space Station Delta, erroneously seen at Joe HQ
Barbecue15 seconds (silent)at Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base, erroneously seen on space station
Clutch9 seconds (silent)helping retake Space Station Delta
Adm. Ledger8 seconds1 lineon USS Flagg when pyramid is disrupted and when battle rocket is destroyed
Scarlett8 seconds (silent)helping retake Space Station Delta
Breaker6 seconds (silent)helping retake Space Station Delta
Doc1 second (silent)seen on Space Station Delta (5:25)
 
Troops Appearing
Greenshirt86 seconds at Joe HQ, on USS Flagg, retaking Space Station Delta, attacking Cobra base
Cobra Officer31 seconds1 lineflying Cobra helicopter, defending Cobra base, covering leaders' escape
Crimson Guard21 seconds standing guard and assembling for battle at Cobra base (twice colored blue)
Cobra11 seconds1 lineparachuting from cargo plane, defending Cobra base, rounded up in last scene
 
Vehicles Appearing
Skystriker64 seconds on USS Flagg deck, pursuing Rattler over Enterprise City, circling battle rocket
Rattler59 seconds with Destro and Baroness; used to escape Cobra base to Enterprise Towers
Trubble Bubble44 seconds used by Joes to escape cargo plane and later to escape battle rocket
VAMP Mark II44 seconds used to attack Cobra base and amplify Alpine's yodel
Mauler13 seconds used to attack Cobra base
HISS11 seconds used to defend Cobra base
USS Flagg10 seconds used to communicate with Joe HQ and launch Skystrikers
Silver Mirage6 seconds used to attack Cobra base
Slugger6 seconds used to attack Cobra base
VAMP4 seconds used to attack Cobra base
Bridge Layer2 seconds used to attack Cobra base (11:19-20)
Stinger2 seconds seen as Cobra base prepares defenses (11:28-29)
APC1 second used to attack Cobra base (11:53)
 
Non-Toy Characters: Fatal Fluffies, sailors on USS Flagg, Satin
Non-Toy Equipment: Cobra cargo plane, Cobra helicopter, Space Station Delta, Destro's wooden vessel, low-altitude pyramid generator, Cobra Dragon, cube hauler, battle rocket, Zartan's escape shuttle

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.1 set (Disc 3, Episode 4).
  • The 2008 release of the DVD with related figures (Quick Kick, Snake Eyes, Maj. Bludd, and Cobra Commander) included a small purple block meant to represent a control cube.