DUKE is a natural leader, and nobody knows that more than the soldiers he commands. Trained as an Airborne Infantryman, DUKE served in Southeast Asia with the Army's Special Forces Unit, where he earned numerous medals for his selfless heroism. He passed up an officer's commission when he was given the opportunity to handpick the best of the best to form the core of the G. I. JOE team. He believes in leading by example, which is why he's always alongside his troops in the thick of battle. DUKE does not let his feelings come before the mission's goals–but he does take the battle against COBRA COMMANDER personally.
"I'm out to stop the guy at the top of COBRA because in the end, he is responsible for all the evil done by his forces."
COBRA COMMANDER is totally ruthless and without a conscience. The leader of the COBRA forces, he wants to destroy the G. I. JOE team. Money and power are what he's after and he'll do anything to get them. He demands complete loyalty from his forces and gives out strong punishments to anyone who questions him. He hates DUKE, the leader of the G. I. JOE team. He believes that if he can capture DUKE, then all his evil plans will fall into place.
"COBRA COMMANDER is as cunning and dangerous as the reptile for which he is named. Like a snake, he is always shedding his skin, escaping danger then rebuilding his operations overnight."