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No one dies in GI Joe

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 09, 2009

Did you notice that no one ever died in the GI Joe animated series? Slate’s Adrian Chen presents the video evidence.

The first war between G.I. Joe and Cobra (1985-86), as documented in the G.I. Joe animated series, was the most violent conflict in history never to result in a single casualty. Through a combination of terrible aim, superhuman jumping ability, and impossibly reliable parachutes, every combatant escaped even the most dire of situations without so much as the angle of his beret askew.