The Dreadnoks are a recurring antagonistic faction of the G.I. Joe series. It is a biker gang that is affiliated with COBRA as mercenaries and led by Zartan.


  • Zartan Family
    • Zartan: Founder and leader of the Dreadnoks.
    • Zarana: Zartan's younger sister and Zandar's twin.
    • Zandar: Zartan's younger brother and Zarana's twin.
    • Zanya: Zartan's daughter.
  • Burn Out: Mechanic.
  • Buzzer: Co-founder and co-leader of the Dreadnoks during Zartan's absence.
  • Chop Shop: Swamp guard.
  • Crusher: Poacher.
  • Death Metal: Gun turret expert.
  • Demolishor: Canadian martial artist.
  • The Dreadheads: Weapon-dealers.
    • Billy-Bob
    • Cletus
    • Joe-Bob
    • Otis
    • Roscoe
    • Vance
  • Gnawgahyde: Poacher.
  • Heartwrencher: Mechanic.
  • Machete: Shotgun expert.
  • Monkeywrench: Explosives expert.
  • Ripper: Co-founder of the Dreadnoks.
  • Road Pig
  • Rugrat
  • Storm Rider: Motorcyclist.
  • Thrasher
  • Torch: Co-founder of the Dreadnoks.
  • Zanzibar: Pirate.


Sunbow series

The Dreadnoks often served as comic relief in the series similar to Cobra Commander, as opposed to other members of COBRA who are serious in their plans for conquest, even when COBRA is being led by Serpentor in the second season and by Golobulus in G.I. Joe: The Movie.

G.I. Joe: Sigma 6

In the series, the Dreadnoks consist of only Zartan, Buzzer, Torch and Machete. Just like their original counterparts, they are a biker gang who are involved in COBRA's plan to take over the world.

G.I. Joe: Renegades

In the series, only Zartan, Buzzer, Road Pig, Monkeywrench, Ripper, and Torch appear as a small-scale but highly dangerous biker gang. They once terrorized a local Kansas town and even get their local sheriff on the ropes. However, the Joes helps the citizens stand up to the Dreadnoks before having them arrested.


            GIJoeTitle Villains

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: COBRA (Cobra Commander, Serpentor, Golobulus, Destro, Baroness, Tomax & Xamot, Storm Shadow, Dr. Mindbender, Firefly, Major Bludd, Scrap-Iron, Cobra Troopers & B.A.T.S.) | Dreadnoks (Zartan, Zarana, Zandar, Ripper, Torch & Thrasher)
G.I. Joe: Resolute: COBRA (Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, Storm Shadow, Firefly, Major Bludd, Zartan & Cobra Troopers)
G.I. Joe: Renegades: Cobra Industries/M.A.R.S. Industries (Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, Serpentor, Dr. Mindbender, Major Bludd, Storm Shadow, Scrap-Iron, Tomax & Xamot, Firefly, Cobra Troopers & B.A.T.S.) | Dreadnoks (Zartan, Ripper & Torch)

The Rise of Cobra: COBRA/M.A.R.S. (Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, Storm Shadow, Zartan, Dr. Mindbender & Cobra Troopers)
Retaliation: COBRA (Cobra Commander, Zartan, Firefly, Storm Shadow, Destro, Zandar & Cobra Troopers)

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