Marine (Code Name: Gung Ho)
The 80s team’s original “big man”, Gung Ho was in my universe a hard-nosed and super powerful brawler. I had him delivering two-handed punches that rivaled the power of Superman. In contrast to this superheroic strengthening were the size of the figure’s arms in relation to the comic and cartoon. By 1985, GH looked puny in the guns department. His arm size increased by the 90s, but this remains my favorite version of the character.
Gung Ho has been a star character in media since his introduction in issue 11 of the Marvel comic and the first Sunbow mini-series. My favorite moment from the MASS Device came from his double-hug knockout maneuver at Dr. Vandermeer’s farm. Maybe this is where I got my Superman Gung Ho. In the Marvel comic he was even more crazy strong at times, famously demolishing a small car single-handed. That’s almost as impressive as Sunbow Storm Shadow ninjutsu-big a tank to pieces.