- Red Laser
Red Laser is an
Action Force action figureand comic bookcharacter. He is a Red Shadow and the gunner of the Laser Exterminator.
According to his "
Battle Action Force" depiction, Red Laser is a former-member of a Japanese terroristorganisation and:
"Has a high level of technical experience. Formerly a student of Laser Technology at
Tokyo University, was corrupted by dreams of power shown to him by Baron Ironblood. Has developed Laser Exterminator into the most deadly weapon in the enemy armoury."
In addition, Red Laser is described as "totally corrupt", and "brainwashed by Baron Ironblood to accept the slightest command from him".
As an action figure Red Laser was supplied with a black
pistolwhich could clipped onto his back. The figure distributed in Europeis a repaint of the GI Joe Cobra Commander.
Role in the transition to Cobra
Red Laser is one of a handful of Red Shadow characters incorporated into the storyline that accompanied the transition to Cobra in the mid 1980s. The change in direction saw a storyline [ [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/World%20Enemy%20No.%201.html World Enemy No. 1] storyline courtesy of [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] ] where Ironblood betrays the Red Shadows, leaking information about their bases and intentions to the UN. As the Shadows are wiped out, Ironblood goes into hiding and constructs a new identity for himself, becoming
Cobra Commander, and creating Cobra as a new enemy force.
Subsequently, Red Laser (who is shown without his face mask/helmet [ [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/Red%20Shadows%2014.html Red Shadows Revenge!] storyline courtesy of [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] ] ) together with
the Black Majorand Red Vulture(in a separate storyline Red Jackalseeks his own revenge) goes in search of Ironblood to seek revenge for the betrayal of the Red Shadows. However he is unable to get near to his former leader and exits the series having rescued the Black Major with Red Vulture. He never features again in "Battle Action Force".
* [http://www.actionforce.org ActionForce.org] , a fanstite
* [http://www.bloodforthebaron.com Blood for the Baron!] , a "Battle Action Force" fansite
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