Scarlett being forced to choose between Duke and Snake-Eyes is a reference to one of the splits between the G.I. JOE comic and cartoon: in most continuities, she is romantically linked with Snake-Eyes, but since G.I. Joe
(1985) heavily downplayed his role, she was instead paired with Duke. See more
And this is how I win the world. This juncture, of course, is usually where the wheels come off. But not this time! Cutting the traitor Major Bludd's heart in half right in front of you, right here in this room, should have gotten the point across. It suited me once to appear weak and cowardly, because it motivated you people to *think*. But today... is a new day. There will be no move to take over my command. There will be no mistakes. There will be none of your CRAP! NONE OF IT! Work with me,...