Sunbow animated series
When Lt. Falcon was sent to the Slaughterhouse for irresponsible actions at G.I. Joe Headquarters, Mercer and his fellow Renegades were on hand to meet him. Because of a Cobra insignia on his vest, Mercer was initially mistaken for a Cobra by Falcon. Sgt. Slaughter had the Renegades train Falcon to be a better Joe. A mission came up where the Renegades had to infiltrate Cobra Island to find out what Cobra is planning. His knowledge of the island and layout of the Terror Drome proved invaluable. The group were able to escape with the knowledge of the existence of a group called Cobra-La. However, Mercer can't provide any more information as the intel was beyond him. Much later when more about Cobra-La is learned, he participated in the invasion of Cobra-La's domain.
DiC animated seriesMercer's loyalty for the G.I. Joe team was put to the test during a skirmish that resulted in the loss of his backpack. A decimated Overkill discovered a note inside containing the location of a secret peace conference, promising to reveal it to Cobra Commander in exchange for an upgrade.
When questioned over the incident, Duke believes that Mercer didn't sell the team out, but confines him to stockade until the conference is over.
A Real American Hero comics continuity - Devil's Due
|Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades (1987)
Appearance: brown flat-top hair; orange vest with black pockets and holster; silver right armband; black right glove; blue pants with grey stripes on outside of legs; black belt and black boots
Accessories: black "Footloose" backpack; grey shotgun with trigger some distance from grip.
|A Real American Hero (1991)|
Mercer was available carded in the 1991 series of Real American Hero toys.----Appearance: brown hair and beard; red and black vest with silver piping; silver sleeve on right arm; black gloves; blue pants with red belt and holsters; black boots.
Accessories: dark blue backpack with launcher slot; orange laser rifle with joined grips; orange Calico 960 submachine gun; dark blue spring missile launcher with orange trigger; smooth orange missile; black figure stand.
|Convention exclusive (2006)|
Mercer, once again, came in 3-Pack with fellow Renegades Red Dog and Taurus as a limited exclusive for the 2006 G.I. Joe Convention. His filecard mentions he changed his name for a time, referencing the 1991 figure.
- Mercer's original filecard portrays him with blonde hair.
- Mercer's accent is Australian or British talk.
- Originally from West Virginia, his birthplace was later changed to Richmond, VA.
- His 1991 filecard also assigned him a new name and his hair color was different.
- The 1991 filecard incorrectly says he was a member of Slaughter's Marauders, when he was actually a member of Slaughter's Renegades.