Ophelia is introduced. Snake-Eyes and Scarlett are awaiting their wedding day. The Arashikage Clan is training its last student: Opheila. Snake-Eyes and Opheila go on the final test of her ninja training mission which ends in tragic consequences for her. The same mission involves Sean Collins' Hammer team, which also meets with tragic consequences.
Wade Collins was in Vietnam with Stalker, Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow. He was left behind as dead, ended up a POW for years. After returning to the US, he joined Cobra where he became a Crimson Guardsman, Fred unit. Snake-Eyes and Stalker helped him defect from Cobra to live a life in peace.