Stalker 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 original ranger and debuted in 1982.
His real name is Lonzo R. Wilkinson, and his rank is that of E-9 Sergeant Major. His original rank was that of specialist E-5. Stalker was born in Detroit, Michigan.
Stalker was the leader of a urban street gang in Detroit, before enlisting in the Army. He graduated top of his class in basic combat training and advanced infantry training. Stalker also received special training in the U.S. Army Language School, Intelligence School, and is fluent in Spanish, French, Arabic and Swahili. He is a qualified expert with the M-14, M-16, M1911A1 Auto Pistol, M-3A1 grease gun, and the M-32 "Pulverizer" sub-machine gun. His fluency in foreign languages coupled with his experience in commanding other people made him a valuable asset, and after joining the G.I. Joe Team, he often served as leader in their many missions.
He is one of very few characters from the first line of the toys to have a distinct appearance from the other action figures, as he is African-American. Stalker was a major character in the G.I. Joe comic book series published by Marvel Comics, and has also been featured in the series from Devil's Due publishing. In the animated series, however, he received very little screen time after the first mini-series, and is absent from the later series, G.I. Joe Sigma 6.
He first appeared in the G.I. Joe animated series in Part 1 of "The MASS Device" mini-series. He made several appearances in episodes of the first season of the Sunbow cartoon series.