Scarlett is the callsign of Shana O'Hara, an Intelligence Officer for G.I. Joe. Initially appearing as a member of the team that rescued Duke and Ripcord from an ambush staged in order to steal a weapons shipment they were transporting, she goes on to evolve from a hard-nosed, no-nonsense operative to a woman who starts appreciating emotions, which she initially disregarded.
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Rise of Cobra (2009 Movie)
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Upon returning to the Pit, Scarlett oversees Ripcord and Duke's weapons testing. She is unfazed by Ripcord's advances and does not return them. He tries to get her to say that they're attracted to each other, but she tells him that this is not what she's saying. She clarifies that emotions are not based on science and in her mind, something that cannot be quantified does not exist. Not willing to give up, he tells her he'll get back to her on this.
During the attack at the Pit by Cobra, Scarlett fights against the Baroness, gaining the upper hand by using a stealth suit but losing when the Baroness throws dirt at her, chokes her with a chain and knocks her out. She is comforted by Ripcord over her loss and later assists in the chase of the Baroness and Storm Shadow in Paris, only to have her commandeered motorcycle destroyed mid-chase. Ripcord saves her, but she, Ripcord, Heavy Duty, and Breaker are arrested by French authorities for Cobra's damage to the Eiffel Tower with one of the nanomite warheads.
She later assists in capturing the M.A.R.S. base and helping Ripcord, who stole a Cobra prototype fighter, to track down and destroy the M.A.R.S warheads. She is again seen at the Cobra control room with Snake-Eyes and Breaker.
Following this mission, General Hawk asks Duke and Ripcord to remain on permanently as members of G.I. Joe. Ripcord asks Scarlett how she feels about it and she admits to feeling "very emotional." She then joins him and the other Joes in boarding a helicopter as they head off for their next mission.
Snake Eyes (2021 Movie)
Personality and abilities
Scarlett thought that emotions were not explained by science and that if nobody could scientifically prove that they existed then they didn't. Scarlett gradually started to believe in the existence of emotions. She appeared to share a sibling like relationship with Snake-Eyes.
Scarlett appeared to be a bit too prideful and after she was defeated in combat by the Baroness she became depressed for a short time. Ripcord pointed out that nobody could win everything but he also told her to never give up and to always get back up and helped heal her wounded pride.
Scarlett was an exceptional fighter and was a formidable markswoman, who had scored 100% in her marksmanship tests. She wielded a unique kind of crossbow gun, firing explosive bolts that lock on their target. She was also very skilled in hand to hand combat even able to hold her own against the Baroness who was herself a formidable combatant. Scarlett was also able to ride a motorcycle with impressive skill, though she was eventually blown off it by the Baroness. She was able to fluently speak at least twelve languages. She is a genius, who according to Breaker, graduated college when she was only twelve years old.