T'Jbang is the G.I. Joe Team's ninja swordsman. His real name is Sam LaQuale, and he was born in East Greenwhich, Rhode Island. A former member of the Arashikage clan founded by Storm Shadow, who is also his second cousin, and the only other person who knows the reasons behind his self-imposed oath of silence. He has crafted his own personal sword, for he was Onihashi's pupil, designed for his secretive "Silent Backslash" technique inspired by the bats' flapping. T'Jbang is also skilled in piloting helicopters when he is not in deep meditation.
A Real American Hero continuity
DiC animated series
Voice actor: Don Brown
In the DiC animated series, T'Jbang appears alongside other ninja force members in the episode in which Night Creeper Leader, Slice, and Dice, seek out an ancient sword.
- T'Jbang's filecard says he's taken an oath of silence... and also provides a direct first-person quote from him.
- Maybe he wrote it down somewhere?
- T'Jbang's name is taken from the tjabang, an analog of the Japanese sai used in the Indonesian martial art Penkat Silat.