My Favorite G.I. Joe Character: Snake Eyes
I’ve been an avid fan of G.I. Joe since I was a kid. When I was a kid I always watched G.I. Joe cartoons and anime from TV. And there’s one particular character in G.I. Joe that I really love to watch and that is Snake Eyes. He is the world’s greatest ninja. I love this character because of his skills in sword, fighting, and his moves. Snake Eyes wear a visor that conceals his face. Anyway I’m also an avid fan of ninja that is why I like snake eyes. He shared a rivalry with a man from his past, call-sign Storm Shadow. He and Storm Shadow were once sword-brothers. Now the two men are deadly enemies! Snake Eyes is man of few words, if any, as he has no lines in the movie. In the film it is revealed as a child he took a vow of silence after his martial arts master was killed by Storm Shadow. In his youth, Snake Eyes, along with Storm Shadow, was trained by the Arashikage Clan. A homeless Caucasian child, Snake Eyes entered the clan's home seeking food, only to be caught by a young Storm Shadow who intended to "punish" the stranger for stealing. They both fought around the kitchen with Snake showing remarkable skill at such a young age; being able to hold his own against a well-trained Storm Shadow. Their fight was eventually stopped by the clan Master who was impressed with Snake's skill, and despite Storm's protests allowed the youngster into the clan, presumably.
Snake trained with the clan with Storm Shadow as his sparring partner. Storm constantly beat him brutally in their training, much to the Master's disapproval who was sickened by Storm's dishonorable behavior. Eventually, Snake was able to beat Storm in a training session; something that pleased him and the Master profoundly. This was not to last though. Though it was never shown, it appears that Storm Shadow (angered by the Master favoring an outsider over a true Clan member) attacked the old man and ran him through the back with his sword before fleeing the temple. This act had a profound effect on Snake who considering the Master the closest thing he had to a father. He took a vow of silence and to this day has never spoken a word to anyone, friend or foe alike. Snake's time between his childhood and the time frame of the film is largely unknown, but he's had several run-ins with Storm Shadow over the years.
In the film, Snake is shown to be a highly skilled and valued member of the Joes and is able to take on Cobra's nanotech enhanced soldiers with relative ease. It also seams he has a kind of relationship with Scarlet though whether it is romantic of friendship is unclear. He was known in the Joe's training scenarios as having never taken a hit in combat until Duke took an unorthodox method and just tackled him instead of using the given baton. He played a major part in the Paris chase where he in which he leapt onto the roof of the vehicle that Baroness and Storm Shadow were traveling, allowing the team to track the vehicle through Paris using his tracking device. The Cobra operatives tried almost everything to shake him off the vehicle but Snake Eyes refused to let go much to their annoyance. He eventually let go when he shot the bottom of the car a few times seemingly doing nothing. While the Baroness smugly declared Snake had given up, Storm Shadow knew better from his history with Snake declaring "He never gives up" right after that the vehicle exploded has a result of the rounds Snake had fired. Though Cobra was able to fire the missile and escape Snake still managed to help his team by avoiding being caught by the French Police who assumed the Joes where responsible for the attack. He was able to contact General Hawk who sorted the whole thing out even though there was a possibility Alpha team would be decommissioned. He later took part in the Attack in the Arctic by disabling the security system so Scarlet, Ripcord and Breaker could enter. Later he took control of Cobra's weapon system only to lose control of the station when Storm Shadow appeared. In his supposed final battle with Storm Shadow he defeated him using tonfas and the same move he performed during his first victory over him during their childhood. He appears to dislike Ripcord seeing how they interacted throughout the film this may involve their supposed mutual attraction to Scarlet.