A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Slice and his partner Dice first came into contact with Cobra and G.I. Joe when a man calling himself the Red Ninja Master contacted them and called them and a number of Red Ninjas (renegade members of the Arashikage clan) to Cobra's Silent Castle in Trans-Carpathia. The Master displayed an in-depth knowledge of many of the Arashikage fighting techniques and convinced the other ninjas of his identity. Since Cobra Commander hadn't used the castle for years, Slice, Dice and the Red Ninjas easily ventured to the castle. Slice and Dice were surprised when Destro and the Baroness arrived at the castle after Destro was given the castle by Cobra Commander.
When Slice, Dice and the other ninjas attacked Destro, they discovered the Joes had been watching, including Ninja Force. After a long battle, the ninjas escaped the castle into the wilderness with the Ninja Force close behind. After Snake-Eyes defeated Slice in a duel to settle their dispute, the Red Ninja Master arrived and revealed himself to be Firefly. The mercenary had fooled the ninjas and after a brief fight, ambushed both groups of ninjas with his BATs and knocked them out with gas. He used Cobra's Brain-wave Scanner to turn Slice and the others into his brainwashed slaves and headed to Cobra Island, long since unoccupied by Cobra.
The Ninja Force eventually broke free, but Slice, Dice and the Red Ninjas remained under his control for a time. After a small team of Joes landed on the island and fought BATs and ninjas, Firefly's hold was broken. Slice and Dice escaped, but eventually joined Cobra. Since most of Cobra's high command had turned their backs on the Commander, Slice and Dice worked closely with the Commander for a time, joining in the fight against Joes in the Cobra-controlled town of Millville, among other operations. During the operation in Millville, Scarlett infiltrated within Cobra, but Slice and Zarana knew it was a ruse. When Snake-Eyes was forced to stab Scarlett (in order to keep her cover), Slice recognized that the wound wasn't fatal. Slice and Dice eventually left Cobra some time before the organization was scattered by an attack from regular military forces in 1995.
Devil's Due Comics continuitySlice and Dice re-appeared in Master & Apprentice 2 working along the Red Ninjas. They brought Junko Akita to Sei Tin. Slice fought and was knocked out by Billy in a burning helicopter, but he survived and was later defeated by Kamakura.
DiC animated seriesSlice appeared in the DiC series episode The Sword along his partner Dice and Night Creeper Leader.
The duo later aided Cobra Commander in Kindergarten Commandos, but were put off by the Commander's reading of "Snakespeare"
|A Real American Hero (1992)
Slice was first released in 1992 as part of the Ninja Force subline of A Real American Hero toys. His gimmick was a spring-loaded "Scorpion Slash" punch, which could be executed by pushing the right arm back and releasing it.
Appearance: black mask with silver fencing grill and black scarf; red ninja outfit with black stars; black gloves, belt with sash, and shinguards
Accessories: black sword with arm brace on loop guard, and thick blade with barb at tip; black Butterfly battle knife (with guard and thick blade); black figure stand.
Variations: Early releases did not have torso tabs to restrict movement.
|Ninja Force (1993)
Appearance: black mask with silver fencing grill and black scarf; orange ninja outfit with black stars; black gloves, belt with sash, and shinguards
Accessories: black battle knife; two spike-handled double-bladed knives; black sword; black battle axe; black bo staff; black figure stand.
|Shadow Ninjas (1994)
This was a second redeco of the 1992 Slice. It included the same type of weapons that the 1993 version had, but molded from a translucent aqua-blue plastic.
|A Real American Hero (2002)
Renamed "Cobra Slice" (most likely to maintain the trademark for the name 'Slice'), this figure was a redecoed and slightly retooled version of the original Slice. It was carded with Sure Fire (v.2). Kmart had an exclusive bonus pack that included a Cobra Viper figure.
|Valor Vs Venom (2004)
'Valor Vs Vemon' Cobra Slice was a newly constructed figure with a gimmick that featured a button on its back, which activated a sword-swinging action. This figure was carded with Agent Jinx.
|Valor Vs Venom (2005)
This version of Cobra Slice was another newly constructed figure based on the 2004 'VvsV' Cobra Slice. It was packaged with Slash.
- Slice's costume in Master & Apprentice 2 is based on the Valor vs Venom figure, but with a full-face mask like his classic versions.