Arguably the most destructive of the Dreadnoks, Ripper was born with a mean streak. Legend has it he was kicked out of nursery school for aggravated assault and running a candy extortion racket. His childhood was a blur of junior correctional facilities, each one a vain effort to scare him straight. Instead, they made him tougher and cockier. It got so that even Tasmanian biker gangs kicked him out for being too nasty. He found a home with the Dreadnoks, Who disregarded his profound lack of hygiene in favor of his destructive talents. Ripper specializes in unorthodox edged weaponry, like the gas powered pile driver he carries with him.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
G.I. Joe vs. Transformers
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Ripper and his fellow Dreadnoks were based at Destro's castle when Snake-Eyes intruded. Ripper and Buzzer pursued him down the mountain as he escaped, but he overcame them, stealing one motorcycle and destroying the other. Later Ripper and Buzzer attacked an Action Force test range and stole a new core support gun. Bazooka pursued them to a local shopping precinct where they were overcome by the Action Force member with the aid of Alfred Taylor, a retired old soldier.
Later Ripper, Buzzer and Monkeywrench kidnapped Amy Trent, daughter of Action Force's Ministry of Defence liaison and commander Raymond Trent. They held her hostage and forced Trent to send Action Force out of the country, then deliver Ministry of Defence confidential documents. However Trent donned his uniform and attempted a rescue mission. Despite Buzzer's orders, Monkeywrench killed him. Hawk, Flint and Snake-Eyes pursued the Dreadnoks and rescued Amy, though the Dreadnoks escaped. Ripper and Thrasher then attacked the Stonebury Weapons Testing Range with the Thunder Machine, stealing a confidential folder. They fought with Snake-Eyes and Flint before fleeing.
Blackthorne Comics continuity
Dreamwave Comics continuity
Sunbow animated series
- Voiced by: Christopher Collins
|A Real American Hero (1985)
Appearance: black Mohawk hair and beard; red sunglasses; ripped sleeveless green camouflage with gold knife; light blue jeans with black belt, holster, and boots.
Accessories: silver backpack with detachable engine; silver rifle with large bayonet; silver Jaws of Life spreader; standard long, black hose.
|G.I. Joe vs. Cobra (2002)
|Dreadnok Rampage (2004)|
|Comic Pack (2005)|
|Comic Pack (2008)|