The fate of G.I. Joe: Renegades’ Ripcord – temporary or permanent?

First of all…  spoilers are ABOUND.

If you have not yet watched G.I. Joe: Renegades and you don’t want to be spoiled, turn away now.  Discussion will be forthcoming about the events in the original 2-parter…

Okay, then.

One of the long lasting events of the G.I. Joe: Renegades 2-parter was the apparent demise of Ripcord.  This was met with mostly disbelief by Joe fans, thinking that they wouldn’t really go that far in a kids cartoon, and they also pointed to the fact that Ripcord was in the animated series’ opening, which meant he was likely to return.

Well, over on Clement Sauve’s excellent DeviantArt page, he posted a very nice new image of the G.I. Joe: Renegades cast.  But the true nugget of information was posted by Clem down in the comments.

“I must say that throwing in Ripcord at the last minute to make sure nobody saw his death coming was pretty clever of Randy.”

This is in reply to someone’s comment about Ripcord being in the opening.

So it would certainly seem that Ripcord appearing in the intro to G.I. Joe: Renegades was in fact a swerve of sorts, which also means that Ripcord is likely to be… dead.

Interesting.