G.I. Joe: Retaliation - " Snake Eyes Unmasked" But when the REAL snake eyes showed up to fight i. Snake Eyes is one of the original and most popular G.I. Joe characters in its history. His real name, origin, age, background, and even his service number . as she knew he was letting her win to save face as an instructor. Though the first live action G.I. Joe movie never won any awards, it's arguable that it should have just because the guy playing Snake Eyes.