Storm Shadow was such a nonconformist though, a white ninja. No not like Michael Dudikoff but a cool Japanese guy dressed for a ski vacation or something. He had swords and a backpack that appeared like a bow and arrow set. Sure that is ludicrous when starring down someone with a heavy machine-gun but GI Joe never hit anyway.
In the movie he sort of goes all good and Snakes takes a turn for the ninja himself. I never liked that. It almost seemed like the bandwagon jumped over the shark at that point.