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Assembled during the last night of Mardi Gras, he was a factory reject from the infamous Baton Rouge Bionics Lab and was sold as electronics scrap to a low profile California game company. No matter. Has been heard to mutter to himself, "The only way to be sure is to nuke the site from orbit". During his spare time, plays accordion with a Zydeco band.
~ Description from the Double Dragon V manual

Countdown is a member of the Shadow Warriors in the Double Dragon animated series and a playable character in Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls. He is brash and destructive and can fire missiles out of his armor.

He was voiced by Alvin Sanders.


Double Dragon (animated series)[]

Countdown is a Shadow Warrior acquainted to make deals with the organization's allies. He attacks with a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher and plasma blasters on his armor. A rather stupid man, Countdown is the most incompetent of the Shadow Warriors (save for perhaps Wild Willy) and his only solution to almost anything is to simply fire his weapons at it. As a result, he often bungles his missions by hurting his own allies... as well as himself. In battle, he often fought Blaster.

In "Shadow Conned", after flunking an important mission and destroying the Shadow Master's valuable Shadow Plane, Countdown is nearly blasted into the Shadow Mural by his boss for his failure. The dejected and angry Countdown was approached by the imprisoned Shadow Khan, who manipulated him into betraying the Shadow Master in exchange for becoming his right-hand man. Even though Shadow Khan managed to free himself from his shield prison, Countdown ran off after being scared by an illusion and Shadow Khan subsequently left without him. When the Shadow Master reclaimed the Shadow Dojo, Countdown was imprisoned in Shadow Khan's earlier shield prison, where he remained for the rest of the series.

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls[]

  • Date of birth: Cyborg Type 0041 Alpha
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black
  • Likes: New Year's Eve
  • Dislikes: DMV eye tests
  • Origin: New Orleans, LA
  • Fighting style: Dissin'

In "The Shadow Falls", Countdown is depicted as an android with a metallic exo-skeleton. His bio also claims that he was built in a factory.



  • Even though the Double Dragon animated series never states what species Countdown is, it can be deducted by his description in Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls that he is an android.
    • Besides being able to transform into a rocket, when defeated by a special finishing move, his organic body explodes, revealing an inner robotic skeleton underneath.