The Arashikage Clan meets to honor Snake-Eyes as he is becoming a full member, and heir apparent to the leadership, of the Arashikage Ninja Clan. The Faceless Master and Zartan set their plan to kill Snake-Eyes in motion. Mistaking the Hard Master for Snake-Eyes, Zartan kills the wrong person with Storm Shadow's arrow. Storm Shadow is mistaken as the Hard Master's killer and flees the compound in pursuit of the assassins. Snake-Eyes then leaves the clan and goes to hide in the High Sierras. This is where Stalker and Hawk find him and recruit him as one of the original members of the GI Joe team.
-Jinx's name is Kimi.
-Firefly masterminds Zartan's attack on the Hard Master.
-Death of the Hard Master.
-Snake-Eyes finds Timber.
-Snake-Eyes' induction into the GI Joe team.
-Cobra Commander and Billy enter Springfield.