Red Dog

RED DOG lost his chance to play pro football as a barefoot placekicker when a defensive lineman ground his cleats into the big Samoan's toe. Red gave the lineman a concusson and was suspended for unnecessary roughness. He worked as a stuntman until the G.I. Joe team recruited him. When they encounter a large obstacle, they point "Red Dog" in the right direction and then wait for the dust to settle.


Canonical/Pre-MUX/Theme History:

Born in Samoa, David "Red Dog" Taputapu had a career in Pro-Football until he was kicked out for continued unnecessary roughness. He then worked as a stuntman.

In 1987 he was recruited by Sgt. Slaughter to join the Renegades, a covert team of black-ops Joes who perform missions that even other Joes won't touch.

MUX History:

Mercer has since taken over the Renegades, and Red Dog now reports to him. Red Dog is currently working behind the lines in Cobra Unity.

OOC Notes


File Information
Personal information
File Name

David Taputapu


Pago Pago, Samoa

Military information
Grade / Rank

E-5 (equivalent)


Infantry, Hand to Hand Combat, Melee Combat

Weapon / vehicle expertise


Organizational information


Available for application.


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