G.I. Joe [Hawk; Snake-Eyes (first appearance second uniform); Ace; Rip-Cord; Flint; Spirit; Wild Bill; Quick Kick (first appearance); Alpine (first appearance)]; Storm Shadow; General Austin (retires as Joe Commander In Chief); Cobra [Cobra Commander; Zartan; Crimson Guard [Professor Appel]; Cobra Soldiers]
Ripcord disobeys orders and parachutes onto Cobra Island looking for info on the missing Candy (Prof. Appel also wanting the same information from the Commander), and in a fight with Zartan, Ripcord is wounded, with Zartan taking his place to fool the Joes who have been sent to retrieve him. Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes learn that Zartan killed The Hard Master and head to Cobra Island for revenge as Hawk is made Commander In Chief of the G.I. Joe team due to Austin stepping down after his heart attack.