Alpine is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is the G.I. Joe team's mountain trooper and debuted in 1985.
His real name is Albert M. Pine, and his rank is that of corporal E-4. Alpine was born in Minidoka, Idaho.
He grew up in the "Snake River Plain", where mountains surrounded on all four sides. This affected his childhood, and he took up mountain climbing as a symbolic representation of overcoming his life. He continued this while working as an accountant for a large publishing firm. Alpine graduated from Ranger School at Fort Benning, and is a qualified expert with M-16, M-14, M-60 and M-1911A1 auto pistol.
Alpine is an expert climber, having mastered the challenge of climbing encumbered with weapons, armor, ammunition, communications equipment and other military gear. He has also made good use of his secondary military specialty, applying his refined approach to bookkeeping as a finance clerk. Alpine likes to remind his teammates that the FBI has brought in more bad guys through accounting, than by kicking down doors. During his time with G.I. Joe, Alpine has also forged a strong friendship with Bazooka.
Alpine appears in the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon voiced by Lee Weaver.
Partial appearance list:
- Bazooka Saw A Sea Serpent
- Where the Reptiles Roam
- Twenty Questions
- The Viper Is Coming
- An Eye for an Eye
- The Wrong Stuff
- Cold Slither
- Nightmare Assault
- The Greenhouse Effect
- The Fun House
G.I. Joe: The Movie
He plays a minor but critical role in G.I. Joe the Movie. Bazooka , Alpine, and Gung-Ho are charged with guarding the captured Serpentor. Lt. Falcon is supposed to be guarding the front, but leaves his post. As a result, all three Joes are attacked by the Dreadnoks and Nemesis Enforcer resulting in the three of them getting injured by Nemesis Enforcer.