The stereotypical circus strongman, circus acrobat and circus sideshow who pulls tricks like smashing bricks over his head. If you have suspected that Taurus is any of those just by looking him, then you are right. However, suspecting him as having worked with Interpol may be the last on the list. It is unknown what kind of work he did, though he claims it is investigative in nature. His penchant for his scimitar and other exotic edged weapons may have something to do with it. Unknown still is what happened in his last work. He was down and out by the time Sgt. Slaughter found him. The Sarge was looking for recruits for a crack team capable of pulling off special assignments. Taurus's wild card nature and pulling off that neat trick of his, namely breaking a two-by-four over his forehead, so impressed the Sarge that he didn't have second thoughts.
A Real American Hero continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Sunbow animated series
|Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades (1987)
Appearance: bald with red beard; yellow short-sleeved shirt with black shoulder guards and holster; silver left hand armor; green pants with black kneepads and boots; brown belt and boots
Accessories: reddish brown "Recondo" backpack; short, silver laser rifle.
|Convention exclusive (2006)|
*Like his fellow Renegade Red Dog, Taurus is depicted in the G.I. Joe Movie as fighting with a melee weapon in addition to a firearm, in this case a large scythe. The figure, however, did not come with this item.