Mandela Effect in G.I. Joe the Movie?
In the 1987 cartoon, G.I Joe the movie, was it the medic Lifeline that trained with Sargent Slaughter or was it, Falcon?
The Mandela effect is, depending on who you ask, either a weird phenomenon where large groups of people misremember the exact same given thing in the exact same way, or the pseudoscientific belief that some differences between one’s memories and the real world are caused by changes to past events in the timeline. Many proponents of the latter (which is the version this article focuses on) believe it is caused by accidental travel between alternate universes, although some others propose that history has been deliberately altered after the fact by malicious extradimensional beings within the same timeline or by experiments at CERN.
It was named after Nelson Mandela, whom some people erroneously believed to have died in prison in the 1980s. (Instead see Steve BikoWikipedia’s W.svg, who did die in prison and even had a movieWikipedia’s W.svg made about him starring Denzel Washington.) Another common false memory is thinking the title of the children’s book series The Berenstain BearsWikipedia’s W.svg is spelled as The Berenstein Bears.
G.I. Joe Cartoon movie the question is this: was it changed, is this a false memory or is this part of the Mandela effect?
G.I. Joe is a line of action figures owned and produced by the toy company Hasbro.
G.I. Joe originated from a comic strip in the 1940s called “Private Breger”. As a licensed property by Hasbro, G.I. Joe comics have been released from 1967 to present. G.I. Joe re-appeared in the 1980s as a promotional comic book, produced by Marvel Comics. The success of the main title led Marvel Comics to produce a secondary title, G.I. Joe: Special Missions which lasted 28 issues. The main series released its final issue #155 in December 1994, coinciding with the end of the Real American Hero toy line.
In July 2001, Devil’s Due Publishing acquired the rights to G.I. Joe and released a four-issue limited series entitled G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Reinstated). The new series picked up seven years after the end of the Marvel Comics series, and also used elements from the animated TV series. Strong sales led to Reinstated being upgraded to ongoing, and DDP also published other G.I. Joe titles outside the existing continuity. DDP’s license with Hasbro expired in 2008 and was not renewed.
In 2009, IDW Publishing began to publish the series again. IDW’s G.I. Joe series is a complete reboot of the property, ignoring the continuity from the Marvel and Devil’s Due incarnations of the comic. However, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series originally published by Marvel Comics in the 1980s and 1990s was revived as an ongoing series in May 2010 with a special #155 1⁄2 issue, and followed by #156 onwards in July 2010. The series directly picks up from the end of the Marvel Comics series and ignores the Devil’s Due continuity completely.
Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions released G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon to promote the 3.75 inch (9.5 cm) toyline. G.I. Joe’s purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra.