Series: Fourteen (1997)
Snake Eyes (v7) came with a black Uzi submachine gun and a black explosives pack.
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor
Motto: "Actions speak louder than words."
Snake-Eyes is the perfect weapon, a man of total discipline who honed his combat skills with a Long Range Recon Patrol in Southeast Asia. The squad included Stalker and Storm Shadow, who would later become members of G.I JOE. His martial arts skills stem from training with the Arashikage ninja clan (relatives of Storm Shadow). Following a horrific accident, his face was scarred and his vocal cords damaged, taking away his ability to speak. Snake-Eyes is a total mystery; almost all that is known about him is that he is the best at whatever he does - #1 on the G.I. JOE "Best of the Best" list.
He is proficient with all known NATO weapons and explosives, as well as edged weaponry. Many of his missions are Top Secret and so highly covert that knowledge of their existence is not officially recognized. After many years of highly successful operations, the government decided that Snake-Eyes and the G.I JOE team had served their purpose, and disbanded the operation. With his partner Scarlett, Snake-Eyes retired to his mountain cabin in the High Sierras. He used the time to find inner peace; however, watching the ills of society from his mountain retreat, he found himself unable to sit back and remain idle. When the word was given that the G.I. JOE team was re-organizing its original members, Snake-Eyes seized the chance to return to duty and once again make a difference.
After the Team's first encounter with COBRA Forces, they found a suitable location and in the tradition of the men and women who served their country before them, raised the flag in their honor, and declared - STARS and STRIPES FOREVER!
From General Hawk's Files: "I could say so much about this man, but I can't -- it's CLASSIFIED. He is the best I have ever seen, no one can compare. A skilled martial artist and warrior, Snake-Eyes is like a pit bull, nice to family and friends, but fierce to all those that cross his path on the wrong side. I do all I can to keep him leashed. Let him go and he's sure to tear up more than the enemy's yard. I've seen him take out an army squad with nothing more than a metal spoon. If that doesn't intimidate you, I don't know what would. We're glad he's on our side."
Snake Eyes (v7) can be found with and without a silver-painted belt buckle. The unpainted belt buckle is more difficult to find.
Don't confuse this Snake Eyes (v7) with the Snake Eyes (v8) that was released at the same time. Snake Eyes (v7) was available only in the Stars and Stripes Forever set - Snake Eyes (v8) was available only in the Commando Team set.
Note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down.
Versions of Snake Eyes
In 2006, a CLASSIFIED figure was released, showing Snake Eyes from his years prior to G.I. Joe.
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