Formerly known as GRIDIRON, KODIAK is a tough and dedicated Autobot, one of the first to step up to the challenge of fending off the Decepticon scourge. On duty, he is gruff, serious, and to the point. Off duty, he is jovial, kind, and always willing to whip up a party to keep up morale among the troops. Originally constructed to work the smelters back on Cybertron, he is built tough, a natural soldier, but that calling would never have occurred to him had the Decepticons not attacked his factory. Faced with the loss of that day, he turned his talents to war and joined the Autobot cause. When Iacon was attacked by the Fallen GRIDIRON fell to his onslaught but his spark lived on. Reborn as KODIAK he has been built into the form of the Kodiak tank that was provided to GI Joe by the Autobots to honor their assistance in rebuilding Iacon. In this mode is is capable of reaching speeds of nearly 120 MPH. In robot mode he carries a heavy energy cannon, machine guns on one shoulder and a missile rack on the other. Due to his past, he has a resistance to high temperatures, but this resistance also has a side effect of leaving him vulnerable to extreme cold.
|“||War's a messy job, but somebody's gotta do it.||”|
Originally constructed to work the smelters back on Cybertron, Gridiron was built tough, a natural soldier - but that calling would never have occurred to him had the Decepticons not attacked his factory. Faced with the loss of that day, he turned his talents to war and joined the Autobot cause.
In 2016 Americans, Autobots, and Russians traveled to Benzheen to try to win a tank contract there. During the trial, Benzheen was attacked by forces from nearby Trucial Abysmia. The combined Autobot/G.I. Joe/Russian team drove the Trucial Abysmian forces back from the Benzheen border, although the Benzheen government was ultimately overthrown from within and a new pro-Abysmian military government was formed.
- September 22 - "The Fallen Attacks Iacon- Dominicon Perspective" - The Fallen TP Finale -- the big bad himself shows up looking for his Blaster.
- September 30 - "Renewal" - Gridiron's spark survived and gets placed in a new body.
- October 1 - "Being in Charge Is Hard" - Scales and Stormfront chat a bit before returning to the Medical Center and the people there.
- October 6 - "Working on Kodiak" - Kodiak is back on his feet but still needs to get used to his new alt form. It's running a bit rough.