SNAKE EYES learned his top combat skills in missions around the globe. A tragic helicopter mission took away his voice and scarred his face. That's why he communicates with sign language and never removes his mask around others. He studied mystical martial arts with the Arashikage clan, which is also the family of master ninja STORM SHADOW. SNAKE EYES is an expert in all disciplines of martial arts and silent weapons. He can move silently and without being seen. At one time, he and STORM SHADOW were sword brothers, linked by spirit and tradition. Now that STORM SHADOW is part of the evil COBRA organization, there is no escape from a final battle between two of the world's greatest martial arts fighters.
"The ability to move quickly and silently is my greatest weapon."
STORM SHADOW grew up in the Arashikage clan of ninjas and was trained in the triple disciplines of invisibility, survival, and silent assassination. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G. I. JOE team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After a COBRA agent killed STORM SHADOW's uncle, he went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed [to be associated with COBRA], STORM SHADOW joined the G. I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arishikage ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves with deadly silence and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."