File Name: Wallace A. Weems
Aliases: Rip Cord; Halo Jumper
Specialties: High altitude low opening paratrooper; Airborne infantry; Demolitions
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Grade/Rank: Corporal (E-4)
Affiliation: GI Joe
Ripcord has one of the most dangerous assignments among members of the G.I. Joe Team. What he does is jump from a plane so high up in a sky that you need an oxygen mask just to breathe. He then falls like a dead rock for thousands of feet and, at the last possible moment, opens his parachute. The margin for error is way too small for any corrections. All this is to avoid visual and electronic detection. It takes a man who more than really loves skydiving to take that assignment. Ripcord has great confidence in his skills, experience and coolness under pressure.
Alias: Wallace Weems
Played by: Marlon Wayans
Appearances: Rise of Cobra
Affiliation: GI Joe
In the film, he is Duke's best friend and partner, also providing much of the comic relief. Before joining G.I. Joe, they were mid-level ground troops in the U.S. Army. Unlike Duke, Ripcord loves flying planes and wanted to join the U.S. Air Force before becoming a Joe. They join the team through a series of events caused by the treacherous actions of James McCullen. Their codenames, presumably earned in the army, are carried over with them into G.I. Joe. The team's commanding officer, General Hawk states that Ripcord's test scores are comparable to Duke's, if imperfect. Also, after completing a marksmanship test, Ripcord's score comes just short of matching the best on record: Scarlett's. Throughout the film, Ripcord tries to impress Scarlett, whom he is openly attracted to. Though she generally rebuffs his advances, they become close over the course of the film, and she kisses him by its completion.
Combat Heroes Edit
Ripcord has currently appeared in the Combat Heroes line two times
- In his movie costume in the Ripcord and Destro 2-Pack
- In his power suit from the movie in the Ripcord and Wild Bill 2-Pack