File Name: Dashiell R. Fairborn
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
|Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
| Secondary Military Specialty:
G.I. JOE #37 (July
|"This is bad... a pro shouldn't let the fight get personal... I should
calm down and -- Naaah! I'll worry about it after I stomp a few more
Before joining the Army,
was a Rhodes scholar and earned a degree in English Literature, before
deciding he was bored with scholarly pursuits and enlisted. He
with top honors from Airborne School, Ranger School, Special Forces
and Flight Warrant Officers School, and is also a qualified helicopter
pilot. Out in the field, Flint quickly gained a reputation for leading
dangerous rescue missions. He met Duke
some time before either of them
joined G.I. Joe, and a few years later, Duke recruited him for the
Flint's outspoken, self-confident personality often borders on
but his actions usually back up his attitude.
Before his first mission
the team, Flint's first meeting with Lady Jaye was less than civil.
Jaye didn't like Flint's attitude, and didn't mind letting him know it.
Shortly afterward, the Joes discovered Cobra operatives at the Arbco
Circus. Flint dove off of a Dragonfly helicopter onto the top of a
where he fought Tomax and Xamot, the Crimson Guard commanders. Flint
took part in a number of other missions with the team before leading a
rescue mission to Cobra Island to save Ripcord. The team thought they
succeeded, but "Ripcord" was in fact Zartan in disguise. The master of
disguise was eventually captured by the Joes, but not before causing
in Joe headquarters. Soon after that, Flint, Beach Head and Lady Jaye
Russian airline hijackers who had smuggled weapons onto an airplane in
San Francisco. While Zartan sat in a cell at the Pit, Flint and the
of the Joes invaded the Cobra-controlled town of Springfield. Upon
return, Zartan's siblings and the Dreadnoks rescued Zartan. Flint and a
team of Joes tracked the Dreadnoks to the New Jersey swamplands, where
the Dreadnoks' Thunder Machine arrived, taking the Joes by surprise and
allowing the mercenaries to escape.
of the battle of Springfield, the Joe team was put on suspension and
Pit was sealed. The team was quartered in standard barracks at Fort
During this down time, Cobra sent in a team to invade the Pit. In a
area of Fort Wadsworth near a river, Flint made his first pass at Lady
Jaye. Again, his ego got in the way, and Lady Jaye wasn't interested.
pair then saw a half dozen Cobra Eels (divers) emerge from the river.
the Pit was about to be invaded, Flint charged into the midst of the
taking them on to give Lady Jaye time to warn the other Joes. As Lady
ran off to warn the others, she realized that Flint wasn't the arrogant
jerk she thought he was. Flint didn't last long up against the Eels.
left him for dead on the shore, but the final Eel who was supposed to
away with Flint didn't expect he was still conscious, and paid for it.
After knocking out the Eel, Flint was a little worried about losing
"This is bad... a pro shouldn't let the fight get personal... I should
calm down and -- Naaah! I'll worry about it after I stomp a few more
Led by Flint, the Joes were able to arm themselves, but it was too
Cobra BATs had invaded the Pit and Hawk was forced to destroy it. Joe
was lost and Cobra escaped. Seeing that the threat of Cobra was very
the army took the Joe team off suspension. While Flint recovered from
fight with the Eels, he and Lady Jaye became closer, and he even came
confide his fears to Lady Jaye. During Flint's recovery, Hawk sent
into Sierra Gordo disguised as Flint. Snake-Eyes was to infiltrate
Terror-Drome, but was too well known by Cobra.
Soon, Flint returned to
the field with Scarlett and a team of Joes in Sierra Gordo. They
the Terror-Drome, but Cobra got away with Snake-Eyes. A short time
Flint was sent on a mission into Scotland with Lady Jaye. Destro --
dead -- had been spotted arriving in Scotland. He was returning home
had decided to break his ties with Cobra. Flint and Lady Jaye teamed
two British operatives in order to obtain the plans for Cobra's
from Destro. They watched as Destro arrived at Castle Destro only to be
met by an impostor, posing as him, who promptly had Destro arrested.
Joes decided to break Destro out of jail and Lady Jaye used her
skills to pose as an elderly charity worker to get access to Destro's
Once inside, she got Destro to safety as Flint and the others blew a
in the jail's wall, freeing the weapons supplier. Together, they
the impostor, and though Destro could have easily disposed of the Joes
with his private army, but he decided to honor his deal with the Joes.
From that time on, Destro was less apt to see the Joes as his enemies.
Some time later, Flint and
Lady Jaye went with Scarlett and Snake-Eyes on vacation to Grenada.
there, Lady Jaye and Flint were horrified when Scarlett and Snake-Eyes
were apparently killed by a landmine. In reality, they had faked their
deaths so that they could undertake an unauthorized rescue of three
being held in a Soviet gulag in Borovia. During the months that
Flint led a team of Joes into Southeast Asia to ambush a Soviet armored
column and capture a Russian scientist carrying top secret computer
In reality, the mission was meant to fail. The CIA operative in charge
of the mission expected the Joes to never succeed. He instead wanted
chips to remain in Russian hands, since they would sabotage Soviet
systems. Despite the CIA agent's betrayal, Flint's team made it out
and inadvertently ruined the agent's mission, anyway. When Snake-Eyes
Scarlett finally returned from their unauthorized rescue mission, Flint
could not keep his anger at them, in check. He blurted out that they
have included he and Lady Jaye in the mission and not make fools of
Lady Jaye was so upset by Flint's outburst that she punched him,
him to the ground. She angrily told him that Snake-Eyes and Scarlett
what they did to protect their friends. The argument didn't last long,
however, and Lady Jaye and Flint admitted to their feelings for each
Months later, Flint and Lady Jaye were interrupted during a tender
by a Cobra infiltrator in the Pit. They sounded the alarm and chased
intruder, but he escaped. That infiltrator's stealing of a secret
"black box" sparked the Joes involvement in the Cobra Island civil war.
Lady Jaye, Flint and Mainframe served as the Joes' operations team on
the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier. They were disappointed that they
made it into the battle. Flint was later teamed up with Lady Jaye,
and Snake-Eyes on an undercover mission into Darklonia. They posed as
American tourists to the eastern European nation in order to expose a
in the Wolkekuckuckland military, which was being advised by the Joes.
Over the next few months,
took part in a battle with Dreadnoks on a Long Island expressway,
two brainwashed Joes from getting loose in Pit III and journeyed into
nation of Sierra Gordo, where a group of Joes teamed with the new
Guard. Lady Jaye had to deal with Flint's jealousy as she flirted with
the Guard's Lt. Gorky. The team eventually made it out of Sierra Gordo
alive, but just barely. Flint also took part in the Battle of Benzheen,
a major operation in the middle east in which many Joes lost their
Just after that, Flint was one of the Joes who assisted Destro when
Commander decided to exact his revenge on Destro once and for all. Once
again, the Joes and Destro became reluctant allies. For a short time
that, Flint led the team known as the Eco-Warriors in their fight
former Cobra operative Cess-pool.
One of Flint's last missions
the Joe team took him back into eastern Europe with Flint, Hawk,
and Snake-Eyes. The Joes were trying to stop Cobra's invasion of
advising the military once again. They succeeded in rescuing Snake-Eyes
from Cobra's castle in Trans-Carpathia. During his time on the Joe
Flint was a vital part of the team as both a soldier and a leader.
his occasionally arrogant behavior and his fiery temper, Flint is
and well-liked by his teammates, who know that there is a courageous
under all his bluster. Flint remained on the Joes team until it was
Artwork: G.I. JOE #114