Crazylegs could have been a world-class pianist, but his fingers were too short. He enlisted in the Army and became an Airborne Ranger
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
On his first mission for the Joe team, Crazylegs was part of the crew of a C-130 that brought a small Joe rescue team into Sierra Gordo to retrieve U.S. Ambassador Winthrop. While Crazylegs, Wild Bill and Maverick waited at the airfield for the rescue team to return, a group of Sierra Gordan refugees arrived, begging for passage out of the nation as it became consumed by civil war. The Joes had to refuse due to their mission, but things changed when Zarana and two Dreadnoks arrived, also wanting to leave. When they took the refugees hostage, Wild Bill and his crew had no choice but to take off and abandon the other Joes.
Crazylegs saw to the safety of the refugees when the plane was hit by enemy fire and made a crash landing. When the Dreadnok, Thrasher, needed to be knocked out to set a broken arm sustained in the crash, Crazylegs used the butt of his rifle as "anesthetic". The Joes were forced to find their way through the jungles with three Dreadnoks and a planeload of refugees. After a chaotic series of events, they eventually stole a plane and made their way back to America.
Crazylegs' final mission began as a supposedly simple raid on Cobra Terror-Dromes in the desert nation of Trucial Abysmia. The mission went sour when the Joes stumbled upon a large contingent of Cobra soldiers and vehicles. The team was captured and held prisoner by Cobra. A S.A.W.-Viper, misunderstanding orders, killed several of the Joes in cold blood, including Crazylegs. He and his teammates were given heroes' funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Crazylegs was part of an infiltration team who recaptured an Arabian oil terminal from Cobra and prevented it from being exploded to ignite the oil fields.
|A Real American Hero (1987)
Crazylegs was first released as part of the 1987 series. He was also available in 1988 and was discontinued in 1989.
Appearance: red helmet with black goggles; grey flight suit; red scaled vest, shoulder guard, and stripes on inside of legs; beige gloves; black boots
Accessories: beige parachute harness; short black assault rifle with large scope; black stock that fits around the rifle.
|A Real American Hero (1988)
Appearance: green helmet with black goggles; black flight suit; red scaled vest, green shoulder guard; green gloves and boots
Accessories: black parachute harness; black submachine gun and stock.
|Pursuit of Cobra Wave 6
Appearance: black stocking cap; grey flight suit; red padded vest, shoulder guard, and stripes on inside of legs; beige gloves; black boots
Accessories: red helmet; black goggles with silver lenses; Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun with a folding stock; FN SCAR with removable flashlight; small pistol with a laser sight under the barrel; beige parachute pack; black display stand.
Note: this figure is actually PoC Crazy Legs, but can be repurposed as the RAH version.
- Crazylegs' filecard says he could have been an organist; his name is derived from real-world pianist David Thomas Roberts.
- The parachute accessory is unique among the backpacks of the RAH toyline in that it does not attach via a peg that fits in to the back of the figure, but rather attaches via the straps. In addition to this, it is also unique for being made entirely of soft rubber.
- The Indian Funskool version of the figure recolors the parachute pack making it red, instead of tan.