The name Ripcord refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Ripcord.
Ripcord is a G.I. Joe character from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
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Ripcord was the call-sign of G.I. Joe member Wallace Weems.


IDW Movie comics

Wallace Weems participated in a HALO mission led by Conrad Hauser. When Hauser got stuck in a tree, Weems helped him down - the fast way.

When the mission turns out to be bigger than the team thought, Hauser gets nervous, thinking about an op that went wrong in the past, and how it cost him a good friend, Wallace reassures the man and keeps him on-mission.

While the rest of the team creates a diversion, "Weemsie" makes a move for the door of their target - a simple trailer loaded with computers - and takes a round in the chest as the big Russian inside defends his position. Luckily his bulletproof vest stopped the bullet, but he still had a cracked rib and a bruised lung, and was out of the rest of the fight.[1]

Rise of Cobra (2009 Movie)

Portrayed by Marlon Wayans.

The movie begins with Ripcord, Duke and a NATO security team delivering nanomite warheads when they were attacked by Cobra and saved by The Joes, where they are taken back to The Pit with them. Ripcord soon develops a crush on Scarlett. While she initially ignores him, he comforts her after her loss to the Baroness and saves her in Paris after the Baroness blows her off her motorcycle. She kisses him before he steals the prototype Cobra Night Raven to stop the two missles headed for Moscow and Washington D.C. In the end, he and Duke decide to stay on the team.

Personality and abilities

Ripcord was a cheerful and optimistic man who often told jokes and was loyal to his friends. His closest friend was Duke, and they seemed to be as close as brothers. However Ripcord also appeared to be both a showoff and a flirt and developed a crush on Scarlett. He did his best to impress her though she ignored him at first though she eventually started to return his feelings. Rip has also been shown to be good at comforting people and managed to make Scarlett feel better about her loss to the Baroness.

Rip also seemed to be freaked out by Snake-Eyes.

Ripcord was an excellent pilot and claimed that he could fly anything. He managed to shoot down two missiles headed towards Moscow and Washington, even though he was in an aircraft he'd never even seen before. According to General Hawk he was also an expert marksman and managed to get 99% in his shooting tests.


Generation 3
Delta-6 Accelerator Suit The Rise of Cobra (2009)
"Accelerator Suit" Ripcord was released in 2009 as part of Series 2 of the Rise of Cobra toys.----

Appearance: a heavy armored black suit with grey panels

Accessories: two-part black and silver helmet; silver spring-loaded missile launcher; silver ammo belt; missile; black submachine gun; black display stand. page/Filecard

Reactive Impact Armor The Rise of Cobra (2009)
"Reactive Impact Armor" Ripcord was released in 2009 as part of Series 5 of the Rise of Cobra toys.----

Appearance: dark armor with a grey drybrushing and a white G.I. Joe logo on the chest.

Accessories: black knife; black pistol; black rifle; black submachine gun; black machine gun; green, treaded missile launcher; blue missile. page/Filecard

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The Rise of Cobra 12" series (2009)
Ripcord is among the number of movie characters to get honored with a 12" action figure. For its accessory, it came with an assault rifle .


  • originally thought Marlon Wayans was going to play Heavy Duty.[2]

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