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The Revenge of Cobra, Part 3:
The Palace of Doom

8th of 10 Sunbow episodes before Season 1. Written by Ron Friedman. First aired September 14, 1984.






Previous episode: The Revenge of Cobra, Part 2
Next episode: The Revenge of Cobra, Part 4

Shipwreck and Flint rescue Mutt and weather the sandstorm before continuing their journey. Joe forces led by Cutter and Torpedo, and Cobra forces led by the Baroness arrive at the Island of No Return to battle for the ion correlator. Their fighting is hampered by windstorms and by Zartan's secret efforts to ensure that G.I. Joe and Cobra each receive exactly one fragment of the Weather Dominator. In the end, ownership of the ion correlator will be determined by a one-on-one duel between Spirit and Storm Shadow, which begins here.

As Flint and Mutt return to Joe Headquarters with Shipwreck, the Joes depart for the Palace of Doom to retrieve the hydromaster, which is being sought by Major Bludd. As they fight, Roadblock happens upon a truck convoy and stows away with the trucks' kidnapped owner, Honda Lou West. The Joes' efforts at the palace are complicated by a giant statue coming to life, and further threatened by an earthquake. The ground splits, allowing Maj. Bludd to swoop in and collect the weather fragment, and sending Shipwreck and Gung-Ho tumbling into the crevice.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Lady Jaye190 seconds9 lineson team to Palace of Doom
Shipwreck169 seconds14 linesarriving at HQ, part of team to Palace of Doom, falling into crevice
Flint156 seconds18 linesrescuing Mutt from sandstorm, back to HQ, flying Skystriker to Palace of Doom
Gung-Ho115 seconds7 linesat HQ when Flint returns, part of team to Palace of Doom, falling into crevice
Roadblock79 seconds9 linesescaping mountain lions, meeting Honda Lou in convoy
Maj. Bludd60 seconds9 lineson HISS leading team to Palace of Doom, retrieving component in CLAW
Spirit53 seconds3 linesdriving landing craft to island, fighting Storm Shadow
Mutt50 seconds3 linesrescued by Flint, returning to HQ, part of team to Palace of Doom
Baroness48 seconds8 linesleading team to Island of No Return
Cobra Commander42 seconds4 linesassigning teams to recover Dominator components
Freedom37 seconds with Spirit at Island of No Return
Tripwire36 seconds2 linesat HQ when Flint returns, part of team to Palace of Doom
Clutch35 seconds5 linesdriving landing craft to island, disembarking with Rock n' Roll
Cutter34 seconds7 linesdriving WHALE to Island of No Return, authorizing Spirit's mission
Scarlett31 seconds3 linesassigning Lady Jaye to Palace of Doom
Recondo25 seconds5 linesat HQ when Flint returns, part of team to Palace of Doom
Destro23 seconds1 linepresent as Cobra Cmdr assigns teams
Torpedo17 seconds7 linesdriving SHARC at Island of No Return, eliminating whirlpool
Wild Bill16 seconds5 linesflying Dragonfly at Island of No Return
Storm Shadow16 seconds1 linefighting Spirit at Island of No Return
Zartan16 seconds1 lineassigned to retrieving ion correlator, in sub monitoring battle
Torch10 seconds1 linewith Cobra's leaders, in sub with Zartan monitoring battle
 
Background Characters
Rip Cord19 seconds (silent)part of team to Palace of Doom
Steeler19 seconds (silent)at HQ when Flint and Mutt return, part of team to Palace of Doom
Breaker17 seconds (silent)at HQ when Flint and Mutt return, part of team to Palace of Doom
Rock 'n Roll17 seconds (silent)part of team to Island of No Return
Junkyard13 seconds surviving sandstorm, returning to HQ
Firefly13 seconds (silent)blowing channel in reef at Island of No Return
Blowtorch11 seconds (silent)part of team to Palace of Doom
Buzzer9 seconds (silent)with Cobra's leaders, in sub with Zartan monitoring battle
Ripper9 seconds (silent)with Cobra's leaders, in sub with Zartan monitoring battle
Doc4 seconds (silent)in WHALE turret at Island of No Return
Zap2 seconds (silent)at Island of No Return (13:58-59)
Stalker0 seconds1 lineheard welcoming Flint and Mutt back to Joe HQ (audio only)
 
Troops Appearing
Cobra66 seconds1 linein hangar, at Island of No Return, flying CLAWs and gliders at Palace of Doom
Greenshirt38 seconds driving landing craft and MANTAs to Island of No Return
 
Vehicles Appearing
Killer WHALE79 seconds used at Island of No Return
HISS44 seconds loaded into cargo plane, part of truck convoy, used at Palace of Doom
Dragonfly43 seconds used at Island of No Return
FANG35 seconds flanking cargo plane, used at Island of No Return
Stinger34 seconds loaded into cargo plane, part of truck convoy, used at Palace of Doom
Skystriker32 seconds flown to Palace of Doom
Rattler30 seconds flanking cargo plane, used at Island of No Return
SHARC30 seconds used at Island of No Return
SNAKE26 seconds used at Palace of Doom
Viper Glider20 seconds used at Palace of Doom
PAC/RATs16 seconds all three used at Palace of Doom
Water Moccasin16 seconds used at Island of No Return
CLAW15 seconds used at Palace of Doom, flown by Maj. Bludd to collect weather fragment
Sky Hawk11 seconds used at Island of No Return
MANTA10 seconds used at Island of No Return
 
Non-Toy Characters: Honda Lou West
Non-Toy Equipment: sand skiff, Cobra jet fighters, Joe landing craft, Cobra attack boat, Honda Lou's trucks, Zartan's submarine, Cobra snake-headed robot

Misc. Notes

  • Time references for this episode do not include the opening recap. For recordings with the recap, add 2 minutes, 20 seconds.
  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.1 set (Disc 2, Episode 3).
  • First appearances (in order): Cutter, Recondo, Spirit, Rip Cord, and Freedom; the Rattler, SHARC, Water Moccasin, MANTA, and PAC/RATs.
  • The 2008 release of the DVD with related figures (Destro, Lady Jaye, and Roadblock) included both the Weather Dominator and a set of creeper vines.