Adam DeCobray hires James McCullen of M.A.R.S. Industries to work on a project to combine Dr. Mindbender's Bio-Vipers with his failed exo-armor suits. Meanwhile, the Joes infiltrate a Cobra stronghold after receiving information of DeCobray's plans from who they thought was Breaker's masked whistleblower. During the attempt, Mindbender reveals a deadly secret leading DeCobray to reveal himself as Cobra Commander. James McCullen becomes a "Destro" (estranged/alienated one) as he is forced to wear an iron mask as a symbol of his attempted betrayal and a mark of his servitude to Cobra.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
Featured Vehicles & Equipment
"You knew Mindbender planned this attack!"
"Dr. Mindbender is part of the Cobra family. He tells me everything, especially the details of your extra-curricular activities."
- --James McCullen and Cobra Commander
"You told me that if you lost MARS, you would become a..."
- --Cobra Commander and the masked man formerly known as James McCullen
Animation and/or technical glitches
- None known.
- In the episode "Homecoming Part 2" Baroness calls James McCullen "Destro" whereas in this episode he explains what a "Destro" is but isn't one when he explains it.
- If Duke was outside how did he know the Iron Grenadiers and the Mecha-Vipers were shooting at each other?
- First appearance: Iron Grenadiers, Mecha-Vipers, Serpentor
- Scrap-Iron is looking much the worse for wear after his accident.
- James McCullen becomes Destro.
- In "The Package," Breaker spouts a conspiracy theory that Cobra's ex-employees are eaten by a giant snake. In this episode, we find out he was right.
- The Schuylkill River is near Philadelphia, placing this episode on the east coast.
G.I. Joe references
- Serpentor is created by Dr. Mindbender just like in the Real American Hero continuities.
- Like in the IDW continuity James McCullen and Dr. Mindbender are rivals.