Personal information
Real Name

Robert J. Travalino


Hartsdale, New York





Military information
Service branch

United States Army

Primary MOS

First Strike Commando

Secondary MOS

Nunchaku Instructor


0 - E-4 - Specialist



Organizational information

G.I. Joe


Ninja Force

To get in touch with my inner self, I always practice nunchakus with my eyes closed.

Banzai is the G.I. Joe Team's Rising Sun ninja. His real name is Robert J. Travalino, and he was born in Hartsdale, New York. Banzai's primary military specialty is first-strike commando. His secondary military specialty is nunchaku instructor. Banzai trained for some time in the hostile mountains Tibet with a reclusive ninja master. He is noted for training while blind-folded. His technique is called "Banzai Bash."


Canonical/Pre-MUX/Theme History:

Banzai is the code name used by U.S. Army Corporal Robert J. Travalino, born in Hartsdale, New York. As a member of Ninja Force, he worked with the G.I. Joe team before it was shut down in 1994. Master of the nunchaku, he studied in Tibet with a ninja master living in seclusion.

MUX History:

Today, like many Joes, Banzai is a reserve member of the G.I. Joe team. Banzai helped run a dojo in New York City until 2014, when the building was bought out by unknown parties, and the staff of the Academy (minus William who isn't a Joe) returned to the Pit until a new location for the school could be found.

OOC Notes



Banzai is available for application



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