|07-03-2009, 11:26 AM||#21|
Join Date: Oct 2007
no problem with duke.
just liked flint more when he showed up.
|07-03-2009, 11:30 AM||#22|
Zombie Outbreak Survivor
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Doomstadt, Latveria R.I.
It's all about Flint. He's the guy that disguises himself, slips behind enemy lines and rescues the captured with guns he took off vipers whose ass he kicked. Then he brings them home, very Rambo, very badass.
Duke is fine, although I always thought he looked like a fred and suspected that he was a fred clone sent undercover into the Joes.
That would explain why they are always capturing him, routine maintenance.
EVERYTHING I JUST SAID WAS A LIE TO GET ATTENTION!
|07-03-2009, 11:37 AM||#23|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Duke is boring white bread. Unnecessary when you had Hawk there...he was created as pure marketing...and not because the team needed him in any way. Those are the reasons I don't like him.
Snake-Eyes is essentially Duke, but instead of living out his typical white bread life, he was thrown a curve ball and he ended up being much more interesting.
|07-03-2009, 11:53 AM||#24|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
Duke is alright in my book, but his character could use a little more development. Flint and Hawk had more charisma in the cartoon than Duke. I can see why people liked them better.
|07-03-2009, 12:03 PM||#25|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: McKinney, TX
I don't like Duke and never have even when I was a kid. This is the ONLY figure that I never had as a kid and never missed him in my collection. I always used Stalker, Rock n Roll or Gung-Ho as my Top on the Joe team. I really think that Duke is just a through away character. Why would you have "First Sergeant" as your title on your file card?
I feel the same way about Mindbender on the Cobra side...a total waste of plastic!
|07-03-2009, 12:05 PM||#26|
I Brake For Asari!
Join Date: Apr 2008
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|07-03-2009, 12:14 PM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Duke's underdeveloped. He's bland. There's nothing to him. How he became popular enough to warrant being the top guy in every incarntion of Joe is a mystery.
Comic, he was pushed back and made very few appearances (until the DDP issues, but they admitted they were trying to integrate more of the cartoon with the comic universe, which is how Shipwreck became a bigger presence in the comic book).
Cartoon? Did he really make that many noteworthy appearances? MASS Device he got captured. Weather Dominator he was captured. Pyramid of Darkness he was captured. Arise Serpentor Arise, he made an appearance at the beginning and that was it. The movie, he had a bigger role but still nothing that screamed "I'm cool." How many episodes did he appear in?
Off the top of my head I can't remember any episodes that he really stood out in.
So how did it happen?
|07-03-2009, 12:21 PM||#28|
Join Date: Feb 2007
|07-03-2009, 12:24 PM||#29|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
I don't dislike Duke, i just never thought he was a terribly compelling character or visually particularly interesting. Compared to Roadblock and Gung Ho, Doc and Snow Job, a lot of the guys he cam in close to the same time as, he just got overshadowed.
Resolute Duke though, is possibly my favorite Joe figure of all time.
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|07-03-2009, 12:29 PM||#30|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I've posted this elsewhere, but here's why I hate Duke:
You know that guy that just showed up at the office one day? Came from corporate, took some corporate leadership classes, graduated from the corporate manager in training program, can recite the corporate mission statement backwards and frontwards, and now you're supposed to respect him and follow his every command?
His filecard says he's the ultimate bad ass, but we all know the truth.
On his off hours, he wears pressed jeans, his high school ring, and spends much of his time staring at himself in the mirror while pretending to be Hawk.
"Yo Joe," he cries, rather unconvincing, as he imagines his troops following him into battle, but all the while he's watching over his shoulder for that friendly frag to "mistakenly" find its way into his fox hole.
Hawk is the leader of the Joe team. Always has been. Always will be. And Duke should have caught a bullet back in '84.
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