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Cobra Commander had been missing for a year following defeat at the hands of G.I. Joe and a confrontation with the Red Shadows. He slowly began to rebuild Cobra has he had once before. By means still unknown, he killed White House Chief of Staff Garrett Freedlowe and took the official's place with the help of technology borrowed from Zartan. Now posing as one of the President's closest advisors, the Commander gained unprecedented access to government secrets. He attempted to convince the President that the newly reactivated Joe team was not only unnecessary, but not to be trusted. The President trusted "Freedlowe's" advice and allowed him to create a special missions team called the Phoenix Guard to replace the Joe team.
The team's leader was General Philip Rey, who had no idea of Freedlowe's true identity. And unbeknownst to Rey, the soldiers assigned to the team were all former Cobra agents under assumed identities: Copperhead as High Tide, Firefly as Snake-Eater, Scrap-Iron as Mech, Wild Weasel as Halo and Zarana as Friday. Rey was told the Joe team had gone rogue, and the Phoenix Guard was soon sent to invade and take control of Joes' new headquarters. Though Rey ordered there be minimal loss of life, the disguised Cobras caused extensive damage to the base, injured a number of Joes and killed even more of their support staff. As his team secured the base, Rey discovered who they really were and helped the Joes defeat the invaders. Joe commander General Colton contacted the President who knew nothing of the attack. He realized Freedlowe was behind it, but he and the Secret Service discovered his long-dead body in Freedlowe's office. Cobra Commander's face appeared on a nearby video screen, informing the President of his deception. He added that he now knew the country's greatest secrets and weaknesses. Back in his base of operations, the Commander planned to activate a number of hidden Cobra cells and launch his new plan for victory.
Friday (G.I. Joe)
Halo (G.I. Joe) (Phoenix Guard)
General Philip Rey
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