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The name Ripper refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Ripper.


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Ripper is a Dreadnok character from the A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series.
Ripper
Ripper
Personal information
File Name

Harry Nod

Birthplace

Grim Cape, Tasmania

Military information
Weapon / vehicle expertise

Edged weapons; Cutting tools

Organizational information
Factions

Arguably the most destructive of the Dreadnoks, Ripper was born with a mean streak. Legend has it he was kicked out of nursery school for aggravated assault and running a candy extortion racket. His childhood was a blur of junior correctional facilities, each one a vain effort to scare him straight. Instead, they made him tougher and cockier. It got so that even Tasmanian biker gangs kicked him out for being too nasty. He found a home with the Dreadnoks, Who disregarded his profound lack of hygiene in favor of his destructive talents. Ripper specializes in unorthodox edged weaponry, like the gas powered pile driver he carries with him.

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Comics

A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity
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Devil's Due Comics continuity
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G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

Ripper and his fellow Dreadnoks were based at Destro's castle when Snake-Eyes intruded. Ripper and Buzzer pursued him down the mountain as he escaped, but he overcame them, stealing one motorcycle and destroying the other.[1] Later Ripper and Buzzer attacked an Action Force test range and stole a new core support gun. Bazooka pursued them to a local shopping precinct where they were overcome by the Action Force member with the aid of Alfred Taylor, a retired old soldier.[2]

Later Ripper, Buzzer and Monkeywrench kidnapped Amy Trent, daughter of Action Force's Ministry of Defence liaison and commander Raymond Trent. They held her hostage and forced Trent to send Action Force out of the country, then deliver Ministry of Defence confidential documents. However Trent donned his uniform and attempted a rescue mission. Despite Buzzer's orders, Monkeywrench killed him. Hawk, Flint and Snake-Eyes pursued the Dreadnoks and rescued Amy, though the Dreadnoks escaped.[3] Ripper and Thrasher then attacked the Stonebury Weapons Testing Range with the Thunder Machine, stealing a confidential folder. They fought with Snake-Eyes and Flint before fleeing.[4]

Blackthorne Comics continuity

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Dreamwave Comics continuity

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Animated continuity

Sunbow animated series

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Toys

Generation 1
Ripper 1984 A Real American Hero (1985)

Ripper was one of three original Dreadnoks sold in carded form included in the 1985 lineup of the A Real American Hero toyline.


Appearance: black Mohawk hair and beard; red sunglasses; ripped sleeveless green camouflage with gold knife; light blue jeans with black belt, holster, and boots.

Accessories: silver backpack with detachable engine; silver rifle with large bayonet; silver Jaws of Life spreader; standard long, black hose.


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G.I. Joe vs. Cobra (2002)
Ripper is renamed as Dreadnok Ripper and came carded in a two-pack with Duke. Curiously, his accessories did not include his trademark bayonet rifle.
2002 filecard
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SpyTroops (2003)
Dreadnok Ripper is recolored for the second installment of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series. He is included in a two-pack with Roadblock.
2003 filecard
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Dreadnok Rampage (2004)
The Dreadnok Rampage convention exclusive set included a recolored 1985 version of Ripper that included much the same accessories he originally came with.
2004 filecard
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Comic Pack (2005)
Dreadnok Ripper is featured in a Comic Pack that also included Buzzer, Thrasher and a reprint of G.I. Joe #75. The mold used for his body is the same as in 1985 but with a new head sculpt that actually makes him look better.
2005 filecard
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Comic Pack (2008)
Like all other Generation 3 figures, Dreadnok Ripper is packaged together in a Comic Pack two-pack that included him, a Torch action figure and a reprint of G.I. Joe #30.
2008 filecard

Trivia

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