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G.I. Joe Ultimate Strike Force - Round 1

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Hey guys, this is D.J. Cotrona and I play Flint in the upcoming big screen sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I heard about this cool contest running on the G.I. Joe Wiki and – as a fan myself – I just had to get involved!

From what I understand, you were asked to create your own G.I. Joe Strike Force, and that eight lucky units would then fight it out in an Ultimate Strike Force Battle.

You answered the call! And out of the massive pile of entries, I’m honored to have narrowed the squads down to the very “best of the best.” Each Strike Force below will go head-to-head in a four-week battle where YOUR votes will determine the ultimate victor.

So check out the teams below. Which Strike Force has what it takes to save the world? Vote for your favorite, check back every Friday to participate in the next round of voting, and see who emerges victorious on Friday, March 29.

Oh, and be sure to catch G.I. Joe: Retaliation opening in theaters on Thursday, March 28!

(Round 1 Voting Ends EOD March 13)


Base Team
"G.I.Joe is the best of the best, so the ultimate strike force has to be the best of G.I.Joe. There is a reason why Duke, Snake-Eyes, Scarlett and either Roadblock or Heavy Duty are kept in most adaptations, and it's because they are a vital part of the team, and while Stalker isn't so in all incarnations, he at least is an important cornerstone in the ARAH version. As for how this strike force 'would 'work: Duke leads the strike force (Hawk could do it, but I see him more as the General who assigns their missions); Scarlett attacks on the front, firing and approaching the enemy at the same time; while Roadblock provides supporting fire; Stalker approaches the enemy with guerilla tactics; and Snake-Eyes is the trump card, silently moving from one side of the battlefield to the other, shooting and stabbing, destroying the enemies' secret weapon or giving Duke a space to reach the current plan's mastermind."
Infiltration Strikers
"Hit and Run and Tunnel Rat can move through the city tunnels. Snake-Eyes can ambush before the alarm goes off, and Clutch can get them to the enemy. Hawk is a great leader."
Who would win?

The poll was created at 18:09 on March 8, 2013, and so far 422 people voted.


The Door Kickers
"Duke provides expert and motivational leadership; Snake-Eyes is a combat expert and master of covert operations; Lady Jay can fight, think, and can handle espionage needs (she and Snake-Eyes are like two sides to the same coin, as one would be climbing up the building side while the other bluffs her way through the front door); Flash is a technical genius and would provide any backup needed in the area of equipment or technology; and finally, Roadblock would provide the clear muscle of the team. I see these five as each being unique enough to add something unique to the team, while also overlapping with each other in a manner that all roles needed are covered."
Shadow Walkers
"In today's world, evil grows in the dark. To fight that evil, you have to be willing to go into the dark. There were alot of members I could have chosen, but the five I selected I believe are the best available to fight that threat in today's world. Spirit is the tracker and also the moral compass. Beach Head provides the gritty toughness, while Lady Jaye is a good fighter while doing intelligence. Tunnel Rat can get into tight places while also being explosives. Mainframe is there to combat cyber terror."
Who would win?

The poll was created at 18:09 on March 8, 2013, and so far 299 people voted.


Shadow Unit
"This particular group is what I believe to be the Ultimate G.I. Joe Strike Force. Whilst most JOES are front line soldiers, these guys get it done in the shadows. They get in, get the job done and get out all undetected. Under Stalker's leadership this unit would take out most JOES without them even knowing. Snake Eyes and Ambush would infiltrate and take out any enemy. Low Light can provide overwatch and take out from a distance with his sniper rifle. Tunnel Rat can run point and penetrate most fortifications defenses and enter underground. This guerrilla unit would be and should be the point of G.I. JOE's sword. Their insignia would be a pair of feline eyes that stand out surrounded in a bush or brush of some sort."
Freedom Rangers
"I think this team represents a cross-section of the Joe forces, each one very capable and can crossover into other fields as needed. They work well with each other, and get the job done with little to no encouragement. I would imagine their insignia as a shield, and within it, an eagle (representing freedom) flying, the colors and stars of the U.S. Flag behind it. I tried to pick Joes that are not always in the limelight. Ex. Duke is known as the leader, so Flint. Everyone picks Snake-Eyes, so Quick Kick. Roadblock is a heavy hitter, so he stays. Lady Jaye seems underused as opposed to Scarlett, and Gung-Ho is... well, he's Gung-Ho!"
Who would win?

The poll was created at 18:09 on March 8, 2013, and so far 273 people voted.


"Flint is a master tactician. Gung-Ho and Roadblock Have the most manpower to cross enemy lines. Lt. Falcon is a Green Beret who has seen the toughest resistance an enemy can produce. Snake-Eyes is a master ninja and can use stealth to take any enemy by surprise!"
Victor Sierra
"Strike Force Team "Victory's Spear", call sign "Victor Sierra" is G.I. Joe's elite squad for hostage situations. Stalker is a capable leader, one of the most experienced in G.I. Joe. His Ranger training is perfect for securing airport/airstrips for any airline hostage situations and disabling air flight as a means of escape for terrorists. Snake-Eyes and Beach Head's highly specialized Commando training include tactics specifically for these types of situations. Low-Light is probably the world's top sharp-shooter -- the perfect man to take down enemies using hostages as shields. Shock-Wave's SWAT training makes him the perfect door-buster. These are all highly disciplined men with years of proven track-records for fighting terrorists. In and out, lightning fast, with no mistakes. "Victory's Spear" IS the elite team within the elite team of G.I. Joe."
Who would win?

The poll was created at 18:09 on March 8, 2013, and so far 261 people voted.
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