Cobra doesn't give up

#1 Posted by Cypher4 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

While they had some successes in the comics, Cobra always failed in the cartoons. Anyone ever notice that? Every week, Cobra hatched a new plan to take over the world, and every week G.I. Joe defeated them. Didn't these guys ever give up? And where was all this money coming from? Not like these were cheap plans. Their equipment must have cost a lot. Not to mention paying all their soldiers.

And how did they always escape? Cobra Commander, Destro, and all the others were caught numerous times. Sometimes they'd actually be in prison, but next episode they're back to trying to rule the world.

#2 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, its a cartoon, it doesn't need to be rationalized all that much.

#3 Posted by Hazlenaut (1935 posts) - - Show Bio

we be more surprise a villains does give up when the getting good.

#4 Posted by Cypher4 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm aware it's a cartoon. But still...it just seems odd. They just never win. I could see if they won once in a while, but that never happens.

#5 Posted by The Man of Yesteryear (5502 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't that happen in just about every children's cartoon ever?

#6 Posted by Cypher4 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I suppose. But Cobra villains actually get arrested. Most of the cartoons, villains gets away or they're shown breaking free. Really, I'd just like an explanation. Not a big deal. Can still enjoy it (nostalgically anyway) but sometimes I just say...."Wasn't that guy in prison last episode?" or "Didn't Cobra say this was going to bankrupt them and now they have money again?" And cartoons also have multiple villains. X-Men fight Magneto, Juggernaut, Apocalpyse. Batman fights Penguin, Joker, Two-Face. G.I. Joe just fights Cobra, so it's never a break.

But really not a big deal. Guess I'm just over analyzing it.

#7 Edited by CATPANEXE (9357 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, they didn't die when their aircraft exploded. Nor get killed by the dreaded blue lazers. Credit where credit is due.

Maybe they experienced the Megamind clarity? They knew that the fun was in fighting for it everyday, the adventure.

If they actually beat the GIJOE's, well they would be out of a job. And then the Joes got Sgt.Slaughter, and well, there

really was no chance that Cobra was every going to win anyways after that you know? The Death Star wouldn't have stood

up to him, he was beefy and stuff. Plus of course, GIJOE " knew " and therefore used there heads. Cobra however didn't " know ",

and lost half the battle before it begun.

#8 Posted by spystreak (2049 posts) - - Show Bio

Cobra is financed by Extensive enterprises owned by the crimson guard commanders Xamot and Tomax that is where there money comes from atleast that's where it comes from in the cartoon I haven't read very many GIJOE comics as I'm more into Transformers than GIjoe

#9 Posted by majestic99 (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cypher4 said:

While they had some successes in the comics, Cobra always failed in the cartoons. Anyone ever notice that? Every week, Cobra hatched a new plan to take over the world, and every week G.I. Joe defeated them. Didn't these guys ever give up? And where was all this money coming from? Not like these were cheap plans. Their equipment must have cost a lot. Not to mention paying all their soldiers.

And how did they always escape? Cobra Commander, Destro, and all the others were caught numerous times. Sometimes they'd actually be in prison, but next episode they're back to trying to rule the world.

This!

@Cypher4 said:

While they had some successes in the comics, Cobra always failed in the cartoons. Anyone ever notice that? Every week, Cobra hatched a new plan to take over the world, and every week G.I. Joe defeated them. Didn't these guys ever give up? And where was all this money coming from? Not like these were cheap plans. Their equipment must have cost a lot. Not to mention paying all their soldiers.

And how did they always escape? Cobra Commander, Destro, and all the others were caught numerous times. Sometimes they'd actually be in prison, but next episode they're back to trying to rule the world.

That's like asking(about Spongebob Squarepants) how can Bikini Bottom have a fire department under water?

Or how can they take a shower(implying they can get dry) and drink water under water? It's a cartoon, don't overanalyze it.

#10 Posted by HammerTron (640 posts) - - Show Bio

@majestic99: Now I'm very happy that I have never seen Spongbob Squarepants.

A lot of event s happen behind the scenes in the cartoon. We don't need to see them breaking out of prison all the time. Weve seen that in a couple episodes.

#11 Posted by majestic99 (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

@HammerTron said:

@majestic99: Now I'm very happy that I have never seen Spongbob Squarepants.

A lot of event s happen behind the scenes in the cartoon. We don't need to see them breaking out of prison all the time. Weve seen that in a couple episodes.

True.

m99

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