Glacier Gun (i): this creatively named weapon is actually just an ordinary man-portable missile launcher. It can fire a total of two missiles before it needs a reload, missiles which inflict intensity 10 damage to everything within near missile range of where they hit.
Knife (s): a vital tool for a Joe in the field, Guillermo naturally carries one of these with him in the event of emergencies. He can use it to cut through items of up to m.s. 12 (with time), and can inflict his Strength +2 damage with it in melee combat.
Machine Guns (a): Guillermo usually has at least one of these handy while on the job. He can fire these weapons to inflict his Agility +4 damage in a single shot, his Agility +5 damage in a short burst, or his Agility +6 damage full auto.
Semi-automatic Pistol (a): a back-up piece, Guillermo can fire this weapon just as well as his machine guns. A single shot with this hand cannon will inflict his Agility +4 damage, though a short, controlled burst will raise this damage to +5.
Thermal Suit (i): this handy device is a full body suit that Guillermo can wear while working in the cold - without feeling it! It is heated from the inside, and has air-circulation units that spread the warmth throughout his body. It has these abilities:
* Helmet (s): the helmet on Guillermo's thermal suit protects his head from injury; he possesses +2 protection from physical attacks that strike him there. The visor is equipped with an anti-fogging mask that allows him to see no matter how frosty it gets outside.
* Resistance to Cold Attack (s): the principal purpose of Guillermo's suit, it keeps him warm no matter how cold the weather is. Functioning at +7, it'll keep him at a comfy 75 degrees even if it gets down to 25 below outside.
Boxing (s): like every other military recruit in America, Guillermo was taught how to fight even without weapons. He may divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed melee attacks, the last of which will occur as a contingent action.
Languages / English and Spanish (i): a Havana native, Guillermo moved from Cuba to America at some point in his past. He presumably knows both of these languages, being able to read, write and speak in each fluently.
Marksmanship (a): Guillermo is well trained in the use of most modern firearms - it's just a part of his job description. He can fire standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifles or pistols at one difficulty level lower than is normally required.
Military / United States (w): the source of all his skills (and his high tech gear), Guillermo can consider the military an origin of sorts. Thanks to his intense training, Guillermo knows the SOP in an instinctual manner, and can function in a martial environment with ease.
Survival (w): advanced training he received upon joining the GI Joe team, Guillermo can now be considered a cold weather specialist. He can easily get by in the tundra, scraping up enough food, water and shelter to survive no matter how horrible it gets out there.
Soldier: Guillermo loves his country, and is ready to fight hard to protect it from evil - no matter the form it takes. As long as the orders he is given remotely make sense, he's happy to follow them to the letter, for he trusts his GI Joe superiors!
Guillermo's first GI Joe uniform is his high tech thermal suit! It is mainly a white, padded affair throughout, though it is accented with bright orange boots, belts and gloves, bright orange shoulder pads, external orange tubing, and an orange and white helmet with a clear visor.
His second uniform is a differently colored thermal suit. This one is also primarily white in hue, and still heavily padded, though it is accented with bright blue boots, belts and gloves, bright blue shoulder pads, external orange tubing, and an orange and white helmet with a clear visor.
Guillermo is more than ready to fight for what he believes in, which is why he enlisted in the first place. Of course the man doesn't actually like his current job, since it's so darn cold where he normally gets assigned, but he's willing to help out where he's needed the most.
Real Name: Guillermo 'Willie' Suarez, Grade E-6
Occupation: cold weather survival instructor, specialist
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none.
Not too much is known about Guillermo's history before joining up with the military. The man is a Cuban expatriate, born in Havana but clearly longing for the freedom one can't find there. He liked his new home in America so much that he enlisted in order to protect it!
On one particular mission for the military, Guillermo managed to single-handedly trounce a party of rough revolutionaries who were trying to infiltrate a peaceful Caribbean beach town. Luckily for him, this act was witness by the GI Joe team's Colonel Courage.
Thinking that the man had what it took, Colonel Courage recruited him onto the GI Joe team on the spot. Once he'd passed the team's horrible entrance exams, he was given his first assignment: the protection of a research station at the north pole that was being menaced by Vipers!
Guillermo simply hated this job. Not that he has a problem roughing up Vipers, so much as he absolutely hates the cold. The problem, as Colonel Courage saw it, was that despite his hatred for the terrain, Guillermo was so good at the job. So he talked the man into staying.
This involved getting him a high tech, cold-weather fighting suit. Internally heated, this thing keeps Guillermo nice and toasty while he's out wrecking up Cobras in the snow and ice. In the mean time, he's taken to learning how to actually survive - much less thrive - in the Arctic.
No doubt taking extreme lessons from Blizzard, Guillermo can now not only serve effectively as a cold weather specialist, but can pass on survivalist training for the polar regions as well. This makes him a welcome addition to any snow-bound GI Joe squad.
Guillermo served with the team for a while, though it was disbanded for a time at the end of '94. He returned to regular service after this, though he did eventually return to the fold when Cobra's activities world-wide caused the GI Joe team to be reformed anew.
He participated in the second incarnation of the GI Joe team's most difficult battles against Cobra, including the second Cobra Island Civil War, not to mention World War III itself, where he helped his teammates fend off a Cobra advance in Russia itself.
Guillermo continues to serve the GI Joe team to this very day, helping the team to round up all the Cobra fugitives who escaped when their Commander and a bunch of the Cobra Command itself were captured. Plenty of Cobra specialists are quite at home in the cold, after all...
GI Joe directories featuring a version of Snow Storm:
Note: 1993 saw two versions of Snow Storm (Versions 1 and 2).
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