Shipwreck (G.I. Joe)
Motto: “The way I drive attack boats, the brass decided the best place for me is UNDER water.” Shipwreck grew up in the shadow of the Navy, notably the San Diego Navy Yards. He lied about his age and enlisted at 16. He soon became the quintessential sailor, able to splice a line, fry powdered eggs in the tooth of a gale and actually stomach his own cooking. He joined the Joes and was a valued member of the team, except for an incredibly arrogant attitude that caused trouble more than once. He was finally packed off for Navy SEAL training in the hope that it would straighten him out. The result was a new SEAL for the Joes – who somehow managed to keep the same brassy attitude as before, despite the rigors of the harshest military training available.
From General Hawk’s files: “Shipwreck is without question the most frustrating and annoying member of the entire team. He’s arrogant, loud-mouthed and has virtually no respect for authority. He must have somehow fooled them into thinking he’d changed to get through SEAL training. That’s the really annoying thing about him – he’s so blasted good at what he does that it almost compensates for personality…almost”.