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.
Sunbow animated series
|A Real American Hero (1984)|
Accessories: light olive-green "Breaker" helmet; light olive-green antennas; black visor with nose-notch; smooth, black monocular.
- The writer's guide for the Sunbow series presented Thunder and Cover Girl as a romantic pair, similar to the Duke/Scarlett and Flint/Lady Jaye couples. This was never actually seen in the episodes.
- Steve Gerber, G.I. Joe Writers' Guide (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1985), 14. Available as a PDF at http://joeguide.com/pm/writersguide/