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Wide Scope



File Name: Matthew W. Smithers of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Grade: Army O-3 (1990)
SN: 223-2088-NQ43
Notes: Bismarck (misspelled Bismark on the filecard) is the state's capital, in the central part of the state.




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Next character: Rampage

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Wide Scope was never animated.

Headcanon

Born May 2, 1962. Wide Scope joined the Joe Team in September 1992.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2003 (Spy Troops Wave 7)    
Version 1: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0743: Special Weapons and TacticalMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Negotiations
  • head: Wide Scope (03)
  • arms: Wide Scope (03)
  • torso: Wide Scope (03)
  • waist: Wide Scope (03)
  • legs: Wide Scope (03)
Accessories: black riot shield (03 Burn Out's) with handle; black sniper rifle (03 Black Out's DSR-1) with bipod; black leash (87 Law's); black German Shepherd dog "Lamont" (new, with blue harness)
A Special Weapons and Tactical specialist might seem redundant in a unit as elite as the G.I. JOE team, but not if you consider the degree to which his skills are specialized. If the G.I. JOE team is in an urban situation where there is a locked door behind which there are an unknown number of armed hostile individuals and innocent civilians, it is up to WIDE SCOPE to kick the door down and go in first. It is up to him to assess the situation, choose an appropriate course of action, and carry it out, all in the split second between kicking the door down and the firing of the first hostile shot. An extremely mellow, easy-going type of guy, WIDE SCOPE never seems to get excited about anything, maintaining a consistent level attitude through the most disturbing and frightening situations. Once, on the way to an assault on a heavily fortified COBRA safe house, when everybody else on the team was keyed-up and tense, WIDE SCOPE fell asleep in the transport. When they woke him, he yawned once, picked up his weapon, and went in to do his job. The one thing he is extremely sensitive about is his attack dog, to whom he has bonded intensely.
"Are you saying my dog has a sissy name? What's so sissy about Lamont? Well? I'm waiting."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Cobra BAT (04/II). Item #55427.