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Thunder is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero series.
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While most people can't stand loud noises, Thunder is inexplicably drawn to them. As a child, he grew up next to a foundry and somehow inculcated his fondness for loud noises. His hobbies and interests included heavy metal music and cars with bad mufflers. It should come as no surprise that when he signed up in the Army he chose artillery as his military vocation.



A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

Thunder was one of the tragic casualties in the infamous Trucial Abysmia conflict. He bravely sacrificed himself by jumping in front of Crazylegs and Cross-Country and shielding them from a S.A.W.-Viper's hail of gunfire.

Action Force (British) Comics continuity

Thunder was part of the assault force who recaptured an Arabian oil terminal from Cobra and prevented it from being exploded to ignite the oil fields.[1]

Animated continuity

Sunbow animated series

Voice actor: Neil Ross (Regular actor), Jack Angel (The Most Dangerous Thing in the World)

Thunder from the A Real American Hero animated continuity.


Generation 1
Thunder A Real American Hero (1984)

The only Thunder action figure to be produced was released as part of A Real American Hero's 1984 series. He was packaged with the Slugger artillery vehicle.

Appearance: red hair; brown jacket and boots; green vest and belt; black gloves and pants

Accessories: light olive-green "Breaker" helmet; light olive-green antennas; black visor with nose-notch; smooth, black monocular. page/Filecard


See also

External links


  1. Nights in Armour!
  2. Steve Gerber, G.I. Joe Writers' Guide (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1985), 14. Available as a PDF at

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