As one of the Joe Team's best swamp fighters, Muskrat honed much of his skills since he was a youth in Louisiana's swamps. In addition to hunting swamp critters, he had to deal with the occasional criminal element that wanders into the territory. He has been doing it for long enough that he has become an expert in fighting in the swamps; putting up camouflage and setting up traps; and throwing off others from his tracks. By the time he got through basic training and got himself into jungle warfare training, he was disappointed that they weren't really teaching him any new tricks at all.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Muskrat was part of a G.I. Joe team in the Latin American county of Sao Cristobel who prevented Cobra from securing a nuclear warhead.
Hasbro Comics continuity
|A Real American Hero (1988)
Appearance: dark green hat with black hatband; red hair; green vest with black knife and holster; black gloves; green pants with black belt and holster; green and brown boots
Accessories: grey swamp skimmer backpack with red stripe; black shotgun with trigger guard and triangular stock; blue machete with groove on side of blade.
|Night Force (1989)
Appearance: blue hat with black hatband; red hair; blue vest with green knife and holster; black pants with green belt and holster; green and black boots
Accessories: black "Muskrat" swamp skimmer backpack with grey stripe; black "Muskrat" shotgun; black "Muskrat" machete.
|Battle Corps (1993)
Appearance: red hair; blue sleeveless shirt with neon orange vest and wristpads; yellow-grey gloves, waistpiece, and boots; blue pants with neon orange straps
Accessories: olive green "Mace" helmet; dark blue "Updraft" pistol; dark blue "'92 Shockwave" XM-15; "Ambush" submachine gun; dark blue "'91 Low-Light" knife; orange "Mace" spring-loaded missile launcher with dark blue trigger; two dark blue "Law" missiles; dark blue figure stand.
- The only 80s Sunbow animation to feature Muskrat were the commercials.
- Working names: Mossback, Swamp-Runner, Bayou, Wet Willy, Swamp Dawg, Gumbo and Bad-Bayou.
- Originally, the 1993 figure was meant to be included as part of the second set of Drug Elimination Force action figures for that year. When Hasbro decided to not continue the D.E.F. line, the figure was included in the Battle Corps sub-line. However, in some countries, it was still released as D.E.F.
- While there are many ties between G.I. Joe and other Hasbro or Sunbow works, there aren’t many connecting G.I. Joe and My Little Pony. However, the human siblings in the 1986 MLP movie (Megan, Daniel and Molly) share Muskrat’s last name. It is unknown if these characters are related to him in any way.