SCI-FI. The code name used by U.S. Army Sergeant Seymour P. Fine. Born in Geraldine, Montana, Sci-Fi was fascinated by electronics and became involved in the Army's most advanced weapons once he enlisted, including laser rifles. He later returned to school to get his masters degree in electronic engineering. His senior thesis -- a sophisticated security system that incorporated the remote targeting sensor from a laser weapon -- was so impressive that it was adopted by NASA. Sci-Fi eventually joined the G.I. Joe team where he used the Army's latest laser rifle. Sci-Fi joined the team shortly after the new Pit III headquarters was established in Utah. He participated in several missions with the Joes, including a mission on board the Defiant space shuttle, before taking part in the Cobra Island civil war. He was one of the many Joes arrested after the war when Hawk and the team were wrongly accused of acting without authorization.
Sci-Fi continued on the team for years before joining the short-lived Star Brigade in a space mission with former members of the October Guard. The team fought old Soviet worker drones on an asteroid to stop it from colliding with the Earth. Not long after, the Joe team was shut down. Sci-Fi then returned to school to obtain his doctorate and became a professor. When the team was reinstated in 2001, Sci-Fi was given reserve status, but did not work with the new team until the Joes' battle against a revived Serpentor on Cobra Island.
(GI 64, 65, 72, 74, 75, 77, 100, 145-149; GIv2 24, 25; Figures: 1, 2, 3, 4)