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The Red Shadows are a Cobra splinter group run by the mysterious Baron Ironblood.
Red Shadows Logo

Symbol of the Red Shadows

The Red Shadows are led by Baron Ironblood and are believed to be fanatical in their devotion to their leader and cause.

"An evil genius threatens the world. His name is Baron Ironblood and his twisted criminal brain dreams of only one thing....... world domination. Using powerful and sophisticated weaponry, Ironblood's ruthless followers would gladly die for their master. Baron Ironblood has vowed to destroy G.I. Joe."[1]

Characters

Major Characters
Baron Ironblood

Baron Ironblood

Rank and File
Red Shadows

Red Shadows troops storm a beach.

  • Red Shadows - Infantry troops of the Red Shadows. Majority of them are brainwashed to serve the organisation as fanatical soldiers.
  • Red Torches - Red Shadows Pyro-Troopers
  • Muton - Robotic soldiers of the Red Shadows. Mainly invincible against most small arms.
Weaponry and Vehicles

The Red Shadows weapons, vehicles and armoury consisted of the following:

Transition from Cobra

After Cobra Unity was established, Cobra needed new splinter organizations to do their dirty work. The Red Shadows, led by Baron Ironblood, was one such faction.

It is speculated that the mysterious Cobra agent Interrogator is actually Baron Ironblood.

Red Shadows and Nazis

Red Shadows Trooper

Red Shadows Trooper

Red Shadows Troopers wear a quasi-German military uniform from the World War II era. Their red clothing is similar in style to the WWII German military wear including long black boots, black gloves and 'Jerry' style helmets, albeit extended to cover the face. In addition, the weapons they carry also included German-style stick grenades and bazookas.

Additional characters and vehicles also had strong associations with the German military in the WWII era - The Black Major for example (Baron Ironblood's deputy) is dressed in a similar style to a Allgemeine SS officer[2] and the Shadowtrak armoured vehicle has a German-influenced design.

Red Shadows operate alongside the Nazis in South America, recruiting from an offshoot of the ODESSA network. This organisation was formed by former SS (schutzstaffel) officers, to escape war crimes at the end of WWII.

References

This page uses content from Joepedia - The G.I. Joe Wiki. The original article was at Red Shadows.


The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Transformers Universe MUX, the text of Joepedia - The G.I. Joe Wiki is available under the Creative Commons Licensed.

  1. Red Shadow toy range Palitoy promotional material from Blood for the Baron!
  2. Black Major figure, part of the collection at Leicestershire County Council Museum

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