The Gods Below

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"The Gods Below"

Gordon Kent

Production company

Sunbow Productions

Production code




Original airdate

November 11, 1985

General information

A Real American Hero animated continuity


G.I. Joe

Preceded by

An Eye for an Eye

Followed by

Primordial Plot

Cobra Commander attempts to use G.I. Joes to find the treasures inside a recently discovered Egyptian tomb. The group encounters the ancient gods of Egypt and is tested to prove their worthiness.

Detailed summary

  • Synopsis not yet written.


Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilians Gods
  • Amon-Ra (18)
  • Anubis (20)
  • Buto (14)
  • Horus (13)
  • Maat (17)
  • Osiris (12)
  • Sekhet (19)
  • Set (16)
  • Thoth (15)

Memorable quotes

Baroness: "It's Set - God of Evil!" Cobra Commander (feebly): "Co-bra!" (Set grabs Cobra Commander by his left arm and lifts him up like a rag doll) Baroness: "He appears... unimpressed, Commander..."

Other notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • Baroness is heard to whisper Set's name despite still being unconscious.

Continuity errors

  • When the Cobras kneel before Set, Scrap-Iron disappears.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Lady Jaye appears to be fluent in ancient Egyptian, sight-reading the hieroglyphs off the tablet with amazing ease. See also Eau De Cobra.
  • The "Now you know..." segment attached to this episode involved Torpedo teaching an inexperienced swimmer how to stay afloat.

Real-world references

  • No references.


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