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Affiliation
Project M; United States Marine Corps

Relatives
J.A.K.E. II (successor)

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Height
6' 6"

Weight
548 lbs (249 kg)


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Programmed in military combat maneuvers by Project M.

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History

In the Spring of 1942, a top-secret government think tank known as Project M made great advances in the field of robotics. Helmed by luminaries such as Professor Mazursky and Doctor Charles Grayson, Project M developed one of the world's first fully-functional robotic automatons, which was colloquially referred to as the G.I. Robot. The Jungle Assault Killer Experiment (or J.A.K.E. for short) was nearly destroyed before ever coming online howver. In May of that year, Mazursky's traitorous assistant Per Degaton, provided egress into the Project's Bedloe's Island facility to fellow super-villains Deathbolt and the Ultra-Humanite. Thanks to the presence of the Young All-Stars however, the villains were defeated and J.A.K.E. I was eventually activated. Project M programmed J.A.K.E. I for jungle combat and outfitted him with various weaponry including machine guns, anti-aircraft missiles, rocket jets and miniature torpedoes. J.A.K.E. I was partnered with a young marine named Sgt. Coker and together the two embarked upon several missions on behalf of the United States during World War II. Along the way, Project M provided J.A.K.E. I and Coker with a robotic canine named Cap who accompanied them on several missions. J.A.K.E. I saved Sgt. Coker's life on several occasions in the South Pacific, and was ideal for surveying battle fields in search of land mines. At one point, J.A.K.E. I even encountered a Japanese Sumo variant of himself, but was able to defeat him in physical combat. In 1943, J.A.K.E. I sacrificed his own existence to save the lives of a crew of American sailors. Although J.A.K.E. I was destroyed, a subsequent model, aptly named J.A.K.E. II, was pressed into service. This version of the G.I. Robot served throughout the remainder of World War II and went on to become a member of the Creature Commandos.

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

All of the G.I. Robot's powers are functions of its design and programming:

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Military Combat fatigues
  • Rocket Jet boots

Weapons

  • Automatic machine gun(s)
  • Anti-Aircraft Missiles
  • Flame Thrower
  • Miniature Torpedos

Notes

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Being an automaton, the G.I. Robot is technically genderless, but its body is patterned after that of an adult male.

See Also

Links and References

  • G.I. Robot at Wikipedia
  • G.I. Robot profile at Cosmic Teams
  • G.I. Robot profile at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe

Footnotes


This article uses material from the "J.A.K.E. I (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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