For twenty-five years, the heroic G.I.Joe team has battled the evil COBRA forces with guns, guts, and glory - and loyal fans like you have stood beside them every missile-firing step of the way. Your remarkable dedication to these courageous heroes and menacing villians has made G.I.Joe the unsurpassed icon of action and adventure that it is today. G.I.Joe has risen to the challenge for a quarter of a century, and will continue the fearless fight for years to come. YO JOE!
A secret cabal of COBRA scientists, under the direction of THE INTERROGATOR and DESTRO, combed the tombs, scrcophagi and relics of the great despots of history to find cells with DNA traces. From these long-dead genetic blueprints they produced a composite clone with military genius of Napoleon, the ruthlessness of Julius Caesar, the daring of Hannibal, and the fiscal acumen of Attila the Hun... the ultimate COBRA Emperor! A master of political intrigue and a brilliant tactician, he is capable of wrestling power away from COBRA COMMANDER. Fortunately for the GI JOE team, the COBRA Emperor's own ambitions were not taken into consideration by his creators.
"His eyes have seen the legions of Rome trample the Gauls and Nervii into the dust. His hand lifted the horsehair baton that singaled the first charge of the Carthaginian armored elephant phalanx. His ears have heard the rattle of French cuirassiers on the streets of Moscow. But it is his mind we must fear the most. The thoughts of the COBRA Emperor have not drifted from global conquest since the reign of King Solomon.