Luke Ellison, codename Red Zone, is G.I. Joe's urban assault expert.
At some point, Red Zone was replaced by a Dire Wraith.
In 2016, Red Zone was part of the G.I. Joe unit that attacked the Autobots in Portland, Oregon. He was one of the hidden Wraiths killed by Rom when the Space Knight arrived on the scene to eliminate Wraith infiltrators.
- Red Zone's name and appearance is based on real-life G.I. Joe fan Luke Ellison (aka SalvoDeli), winner of FHM Magazine’s “I am a G.I. Joe” contest. How Luke feels about his depiction in IDW continuity is unknown.
- It is ambiguous whether Red Zone was once a human who was absorbed and replaced by a Wraith or whether he was always a Wraith who constructed a false identity.