Wikia

Joepedia

Storm Shadow (Movie)

Talk0
2,515pages on
this wiki
The name Storm Shadow refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Storm Shadow.
Storm Shadow is a Cobra character from the G.I. Joe film and sequel.
Movie StormShadow01
Storm Shadow
Personal information
File Name

Unidentified (Possibly Thomas S. Arashikage)

Birthplace

Unidentified (Possibly Japan)

Military information
Weapon / vehicle expertise

Hand-forged steel heirloom Katana Sword

Organizational information
Factions

Cobra
Arashikage Clan
G.I. Joe

Known masters

Hard Master


Storm Shadow is a man who is an expert in martial arts. He shares a rivalry with a man from his past, codenamed Snake Eyes.

Fiction

Childhood

Storm Shadow was Hard Master's nephew and student who first met Snake-Eyes, who he thought was a thief, and fought with him. Hard Master was impressed by Snake-Eyes' skills and became his favorite student. This caused Storm to be jealous and he escaped from the dojo. Snake-Eyes discovered that Hard Master was murdered, with Storm Shadow being the main suspect.it revealed that Zartan was one is kill Hard Master which framed Storm Shadow.

Rise of Cobra (2009 Movie)

Portrayed by Byung-Hun Lee (adult), and Brandon Soo Hoo (young)
G i joe poster14
Storm Shadow works secretly for M.A.R.S. Industries founder James McCullen as an operative. He trained the Baroness and harbors a grudge against Snake Eyes, leading back to their childhood and trained Baroness aka Ana Lewis as student in Paris he warns her about her husband Baron touching her He assists Baroness in raiding the Pit and stealing the nano missiles from the Joes. In Paris, he kills Baron when Ana kissed him and he launches the warhead that partially demolishes the Eiffel Tower before Duke stop it and Storm punched him When Duke was tried escaped from Cobra,Storm used his weapon to captured him only called him Stupid Solider to him and Ana exampled to Duke that Storm was mistrusted by Arashikage clan after his master's death and blamed Snake Eyes. During the G.I.Joe assault on the McCullen's arctic hideout, he engages Snake Eyes in battle. He is believed killed when Snake Eyes stabs him with his arm mounted tonfas. He plunges into the frozen depths.

Operation HISS

In Operation Hiss, a comic sequel to the film, Storm Shadow survived his apparent death in the film.

Retaliation (2013 Movie)

Portrayed by Byung Hun Lee and Nathan Takashige (young)
Gi joe retaliation ver5
Storm Shadow returns in the sequel for revenge against Snake-Eyes. He posed as Snake-Eyes, wanted for killing the president of Pakistan, and was sent to Germany to help Cobra Commander escape from jail. Injured in an explosion, Storm Shadow went to a mountain fortress to be treated by an old lady. Snake-Eyes and Jinx kidnapped him and delivered him to the Arashikage Clan. The Blind Master was prepared to kill Storm Shadow, but he revealed that he had been framed for the murder of his uncle, the Hard Master and it was really Zartan that was responsible for the crime. Storm Shadow was bitter that no one in the Clan trusted him, and worked for Cobra in order to prove his innocence to the Arashikage clan. He would help the Joes by betraying Cobra, exposing Cobra Commander's deception to the world's leaders and stabbed Zartan for framed him for Hard Master's death. Once getting his revenge, Storm Shadow left after saying goodbye to Snake Eyes and Jinx.

Personality and abilities

Snake-vs-storm 528 poster

Storm Shadow faces Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Storm Shadow was an aggressive and ruthless man who was capable of committing murder without a second thought. In his youth he was jealous of Snake-Eyes, because the other boy was their Clan Masters favorite . Though it has not been confirmed, it's possible that Shadow was responsible for the murder of the Clan Master. Storm Shadow believed that fear was a good way of keeping people in line and held no qualms about killing innocent people. He was indifferent about destroying Paris; in fact he was the one that fired the missile filled with nanomite warheads which would have resulted in Paris' destruction.

Storm Shadow was also very confident in his abilities and believed that he would be capable of killing Snake-Eyes, though the other ninja eventually emerged victorious during their final battle. Interestingly Shadow once referred to Snake-Eyes as "brother" even though they were not related and certainly didn't have a brotherly relationship.

A0102930 4b02fd6bc47b7

Storm Shadow threatens the Baroness

Despite his aggressive and ruthless nature, Zartan said that Storm Shadow never killed women. When Zartan killed Cover Girl, Shadow said that he would make an exception this time. He also warn Baroness about her husband touching her before he kills him in front of her.

Storm Shadow was a master of martial arts and was an absolutely lethal fighter. Out of all the members of GI Joe, only Snake-Eyes has been able to combat him on equal terms. He wielded two katana swords which he could clip together to form a single double bladed sword. Storm Shadow was also able to throw shuriken with deadly accuracy. In his youth he also proved to be skilled at wielding a nunchaku, being able to defeat Snake-Eyes whilst using the weapon. Even without his weapons, Shadow was still a deadly opponent being a master of hand to hand combat. Like Snake-Eyes he was capable of performing impressive acrobatics and moving with great agility. His fighting style was apparently more aggressive than Snake-Eyes' style, which suited his aggressive personality.

Toys

Generation 3
Storm Shadow ROC Ninja 2009 The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"Ninja Mercenary" Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of Series 1 of the Rise of Cobra toys.


Appearance: white face mask; knee-length white coat with red Cobra symbol on left breast; white pants; white shoes; fingerless white gloves.

Accessories: silver spring-loaded disc launcher; silver and red disc; two white and silver swords; black and silver warhead launcher; black pistol; silver tekagi; green and silver nanomite warhead; black display stand.


YoJoe.com page/Filecard

Storm Shadow ROC Paris 2009 The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"Paris Pursuit" Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of Series 4 of the Rise of Cobra toys.


Appearance: unmasked head with black hair; white waistcoat with silver zippers and red Cobra symbol on chest; white fingerless gloves; white pants; white boots.

Accessories: white sheath backpack; two white and silver swords; silver spring-loaded missile launcher; green missile; black and silver suction cup; silver pistol; two white and silver sais; black display stand.


YoJoe.com page/Filecard

Storm Shadow ROC Arctic The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"Arctic Assault" Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of Series 5 of the Rise of Cobra toys.


Appearance: white face mask; bare torso with wounds; white fingerless gloves; white pants; white shoes.

Accessories: white sheath backpack; two black and silver swords; white flight pack with silver wings; silver gauntlets; brown bo staff.


YoJoe.com page/Filecard

Trivia

  • A native of Korea, actor Byung-Hun Lee had very little knowledge of G.I. Joe prior to his casting, but received the role because of his highly praised performances.
  • In a deleted scene of the movie, after being stabbed in their climactic battle, Storm Shadow's last words to Snake-Eyes were "I did not kill our master." Stephen Sommers has said this is a thread that will be picked up in the sequel.
  • He is the second character who betrayed Cobra for working Joes since his student Ana Lewis turned against her own brother and Destro.
  • In the comic Storm Shadow is not responsible for his uncles death, and is later revealed to have infiltrated Cobra, in order to find the real assassin. As revealed in the sequel this version had a very similar history.

Speculations

  • Despite the injuries he clearly suffered after the car was hit by the train, he showed no signs of pain by the time he and the Baroness reached the building from which he launched the Nanite warhead. From this it can be assumed that, like the Baroness, he may have had Nanites, which healed him, and would have also healed his injuries, after his final fight with Snake-Eyes, allowing him to survive for the sequel.
    • This is somewhat proven by the way it heals from his burns in Retaliation.

See also

External links

References

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki