Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (Part 1)

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"Arise, Serpentor, Arise!"

Part 1


Buzz Dixon

Production company

Sunbow Productions



Original airdate

September 15, 1986

General information

A Real American Hero animated continuity


G.I. Joe

Preceded by

There's No Place Like Springfield (Part II)

Followed by

Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (Part 2)

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Memorable quotes

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Other notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Continuity errors

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Miscellaneous trivia

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Real-world references

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The lack of any action has made G.I. Joe too lax, a situation Cobra exploits only to be foiled by Sgt. Slaughter. After this debacle, Dr. Mindbender has dreams of what Cobra needs to be strong again: a new emperor!

Detailed summary

Featured Characters

G.I. Joe Cobra Others

Featured Vehicles & Equipment

G.I. Joe Cobra

Notable quotes

Other notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • When Zartan is explaining the "rules" for the Dreadnok audition, a quick pan of the contestants shows that two of them are identical.
    • It's possible that it's a pair of twins, but more likely than not it was just sloppy animation.

Continuity errors

  • In the real world, the corpses of military leaders are not just laying around unguarded for anyone to just walk up to and take DNA.
  • Also, attempting to get DNA from centuries-old bones probably wouldn't yield much of anything.
  • When Zartan starts the Dreadnok audition, he says there is only one rule: whoever is left standing will be the new Dreadnok. Yet when Monkeywrench wins the audition by blowing everyone else up, Zandar accuses him of cheating. So... are there rules or not?

Miscellaneous trivia

  • The chain-of-command for the G.I Joe team is formally established as Hawk (Grade O-7, Brigadier General) the G.I. Joe Commander, Duke (Grade E-8, Master Sergeant) the team's field commander, with Flint (Grade WO-2, Warrant Officer) as Duke's executive officer and Beach Head (Grade E-6, Staff Sergeant) fourth in command. Sgt. Slaughter (Grade E-7, Sergeant) is also listed as a commanding officer on select missions.
    • Colonel Sharp, previously the G.I. Joe team's Pentagon liaison and de-facto commander by virtue of rank in Season 1, is not mentioned nor seen at all in Season 2.

Real-world references


I'm just not seeing the big picture!!!

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