Zartan: A Real American Hero from G.I. Joe

Do you have a liking for action figures? Today we will take you to the world of action figures and unravel intriguing details about the popular character. He is the thorn in the side of the G.I Joes nearly since inception. He is the finest master of disguise while continuously working with Cobras r10 and played a pivotal role in many of the schemes. He is none other but Zartan. He has become one of the highly popular fictional characters from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, animated series, and comic books. Everyone gets awed by these eye-catchy characters. Zartan can be explained as the main villain in the Marvel Comics series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. He is depicted as the leader of the Dreadnoks and a mercenary who immediately worked for Cobra Commander. The character of Zartan was voiced by Zack Hoffman in the 1985 television series. His character was represented by Arnold Vosloo in the live-action movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and in its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013.


Profile of Zartan

Ideally, children have a liking for fictional characters like Zartan and they are keen to unearth crucial details about Zartan. It is worth noting that Zartan has established its identity as the master of disguise and make-up. As of now, little details have surfaced about his background. He has received European military academy training at St. Cyr. Zartan possesses the capacity of changing his skin color at will in a bid to mix with his atmosphere. He has gained popularity as the practitioner of various mystic martial arts. He can speak more than 20 languages and dialects. Zartan and Dreadnoks can also use holographic technology and methods of disguise. Zartan has also got two siblings (brother and sister) named Zandar and Zarana. He also has a daughter who goes by the name Zanya. Zartan is a character that not only makes you feel the rush of a two-dimensional world but at the same time excites you. You can find this rush and excitement in the games played at Canadian brick and mortar casinos.

Who are Dreadknoks?

The Dreadknoks are the imaginary biker gang from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, cartoon series, and books. They are affiliated with Cobra as shock troops and provide their essential mercenary services as subordinates of Zartan. He met them in Australia the time he escaped from the military school called St.Cyr Academy. 

Background of Zartan

When Zartan was earlier launched in the toy line, it was mentioned on his card file that Zarton was suffering from multiple personality disorder or split personality and paranoid schizophrenia. Soon mental health organizations filed a complaint. He studied under ninja master and became very skilled with edged weapons, mystic martial arts, and archery. Consequently, Hasbro eliminated these details from the file for later print runs. He was very smooth with linguistics and hypnotism and also ventriloquism. It was subsequently not mentioned on file cards for upcoming releases of the character. Zartan was also known by Chameleon swamp skier only to be renamed as Zartan by popular writer Larry Hama. In the comic books, he focused on the tact while in the cartoon delve more into the genetics behind his abilities. That is why the two universes of comics and cartoons differ drastically.

Appearance of Zartan

It is worth mentioning that the 1984 action figure of Zartan highlighted UV reactive plastic. Zartan looks Caucasian in its natural state. However, when Zartan is exposed to sun rays, the skin of Zartan will be changed to dark blue. The action figure is also available with thermal sensitive stickers that can be seen at Zartain's chest and thigh armor. He is also known as cobra's holographic camo expert as he can use holographic projection to disguise himself, fake military vehicles, and many more.

When it comes to Zartan, it was updated in the year 1993 as an important part of the Ninja Force line. Zartan was also released in the year 2010 in the second wave of figures for the "Pursuit of Cobra" line.

Bottom Line

For people who love comics and action figurines, G.I Joe is not only military science fiction or a comic book but a place where everyone can be a fighter. As the slogan says "Now you know, and knowing is half the battle". 


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