- Hard Master is a character from G.I. Joe: Resolute.
While training with the other Arashikage one day, Storm Shadow broke off to speak with the Hard Master. He demanded to know why his uncle would not finishing teaching him the Seven Steps to the Sun, the martial art he had created, and on which the reputation of the Arashikage school was founded. Still the Hard Master refuses to teach Storm Shadow the final Step, so he signals a sniper (Zartan) who puts a bullet straight through the sensei's head. Furious at Tommy's betrayal, Snake-Eyes challenges his best friend. The fight is short, and Snake-Eyes flees the compound.