Real Name: Edwards Johnson
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Edward T. Johnson was born in New York City. Growing up poor, he did not have the means for the nautical pursuits he craved, so he focused on working out in the gym, developing his body into a near-perfect physique until he could join the Navy. After becoming a gunner's mate and joining the Navy SEALs, he was assigned to the team. He became known to General Rey for his brutal violence against the enemy and a sense of humor bordering on cruelty.
Copperhead joined the group in the guise of a Navy SEAL code-named High Tide. The Phoenix Guard's commander General Rey was unaware of his soldiers' true identities, and lead them on a raid of the new Joe team's headquarters. Against his wishes, the team relied too easily on deadly force, injuring many Joes and killing many of their support staff. The Joes soon defeated the Phoenix Guard, and Copperhead and other members were arrested by the military.
File Name: Johnson, Edwards T.
Specialties: Navy S.E.A.L./Underwater Demolition/Nautical Operations
Training & Skills: U.S. Navy Boot Camp at Naval Station Great Lakes, IL; BUD/S Training at the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, CA. U.S. Army Airborne School, Ft. Benning, GA.
Real Identity: Copperhead
First Appearance: None listed.
Copperhead (G.I. Joe)
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G.I. Joe (2005)
- 'Dark Horizon Line'#14
- 'The Rising'#15
- 'What Lies Beneath'#16
- 'Take Down'
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