Characters / Aero Fighters

Alex & Pictus

Species: Human & Cat
Planes: Westland Whirlwind (Aero Fighters 3)

  • Abusive Parents: Played for laughs in his Aero Fighters 3 ending: Normal parents deny their kids dessert for misbehaving. Alex's dad denies him food entirely.

Angela / Steve

Species: Human
Planes: Dassault Rafale (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), Dowoitine D520 (Sonic Wings Special)

A flamboyant effeminate Frenchman (Man?).

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To several of the other characters.
  • Ambiguous Gender: For starters, the character's called Steve in Aero Fighters 2. Everywhere else (Sonic Wings 2 included), they're called Angela. All you have to do is figure out why the translators felt justified in that. Making matters more difficult is that different ending pictures depict them as male or female. And, in Sonic Wings, Angela uses male pronouns. The best example of the situation is to compare their endings with Hien and Ellen. Pay close attention to how their hair is falling in each one...
    • In Keaton's ending with Angela, the latter was shown wearing a corset undergarment with a clearly feminine figure.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is attacked by Silver, Hien, and Spanky in their Aero Fighters 2 Co-endings.


Species: Human
Planes: P61 Black Widow (Aero Fighters 3), F-14 Tomcat (Aero Fighters Assault), A-10 Thunderbolt II (Aero Fighters Assault)

Bobby / Arthur Pride

Species: Human
Planes: Sea Harrier FRS2 (Aero Fighters 2)

  • All Just a Dream: His solo ending in Aero Fighters 2, mirroring Mao-Mao's in the previous game.

Chaika & Pooshka

Species: Human
Planes: IL-2 Sturmovik (Aero Fighters 3 & Sonic Wings Special), IL-102 (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special)

  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Their Aero Fighters 3 ending has them go to claim their bounty only to find Steve beat them to it. They end up forced to work as his (?) janitors.

Ellen & Cindy / Cincia

Species: Human
Planes: F-14 Tomcat (Aero Fighters 2 & Sonic Wings Special), Fairey Swordfish (Aero Fighters 3, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special)


Species: Human
Planes: Mitsubishi F-2 (Aero Fighters, Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, Sonic Wings Special, & Aero Fighters Assault), Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Aero Fighters 3), Nakajima J1N Gekkou (Sonic Wings Special)

A ninja who alongside Mao-Mao is the most recurring character in the series. He shoots out giant shuriken and kunai from his planes.

  • Engrish: In Aero Fighters 2 he mangles the word "Fly" more often than Spanky does!
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a Ninja Fighter Pilot.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk all that much, and when he does speak he is very direct and to the point.
  • The Stoic: In contrast to Mao, and most of the other characters he interacts with, he tends to behave in a serious and professional manner, rarely showing any emotion.


Species: Human (Aero Fighters), Cyborg (all subsequent games)
Planes: F-18 (Aero Fighters), F-117 (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), F 4 U Corsair (Aero Fighters 3 & Sonic Wings Special)

An American pilot who was turned into a cyborg.

  • Butt-Monkey: Suffers the most of any character in his endings.
  • Cyborg: In the sequels, most of his body has been replaced with cybernetics.
  • Make My Monster Grow: His bomb in Aero Fighters 3 makes himself grow really large.
  • Not Quite Dead: In the sequels, he's revealed to have survived his apparent death at the end of the first game with the help of extensive cybernetics.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: His story mode in the first game has him plummet to his apparent death after the final boss fight.

Keith Bishop

Species: Human
Planes: F-14 Tomcat (Aero Fighters)


Species: Human
Planes: Saab 37 Viggen (Aero Fighters 1, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), Ju-87 Stuka (Aero Fighters 3 with River, Sonic Wings Special)

  • Blood Knight: Is only concerned with finding a Worthy Opponent to fight.
  • Genius Bruiser: A viking and a roboticist.
  • Horny Vikings: Wears a horned viking helmet in place of any sort of pilot's helmet.
  • Laughing Mad: Pretty much 99%, if not all he ever says, is laughter, which grows longer and longer as you progress through the game. Lampshaded in Special:
    Hee! He! He! He! He! He! He! He! He! He! (repeat)
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Most of his dialogue with Tee Bee consists of bragging contests.


Species: Human
Planes: Do 335 Pfeil (Aero Fighters 3)


Species: Human
Planes: F-15 Eagle (Aero Fighters 1, Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, Sonic Wings Special, & Aero Fighters Assault), Aichi M 6 A 1 Seiran (Aero Fighters 3 & Sonic Wings Special)

A policewoman and idol singer.

  • All Just a Dream: Her ending in the first game has her awake in her bed and realize that her whole adventure was a dream. She proceeds to fall back to sleep and continue the dream.
  • Nice Hat: Tends to wear her police hat even when not in uniform.
  • Pretty in Mink: In the second game, her outfit is an Idol Singer dress with fur-trimmed gloves and cape.
  • Secret Identity: Nobody knows that she flies in a plane and fights evil.
  • Time Stands Still: She has a special move that freezes enemies in time, allowing her to wail on them while they are incapacitated.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her special weapon in Assault.

River N. White

Species: Human
Planes: Panavia Tornado (Aero Fighters), Ju-87 Stuka (Aero Fighters 3 with Kowful), AV-8 Harrier II (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special), Boulton Paul Defiant (Sonic Wings Special)


Species: Human
Planes: A-10 Thunderbolt II (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), P-61 Black Widow (Sonic Wings Special)

Spanky the Dolphin / Whity

Species: Dolphin
Planes: Northrop YF-23 Gray Ghost (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), Polikarpov I-16 (Aero Fighters 3), Henschel Hs 129 (Sonic Wings Special), Grumman X-29 (Aero Fighters Assault)

The proudly self-proclaimed "World's First Dolphin Pilot". He flies experimental aircraft which usually have water-themed weapons. Since he is a dolphin, he hates dry and hot places.

T. B. "Tee Bee" A-10

Species: Robot
Planes: Saab JAS-39 Gripen (Aero Fighters), F-104 Starfighter (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special), Brewster F 2 A Buffalo (Sonic Wings Special)

An advanced robot created by Kowful to be "the world's greatest fighting machine."

  • Blood Knight: He exists only to fight. His profile even lists "Fight" under "likes."
  • Sudden Downer Ending: His single-player ending in the first game and one his endings in Special has him unceremoniously shot down by the more advanced "Tee-Bee A-10 Mk II".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Most of his dialogue with Kowful consists of bragging contests.

Villiam / William Pride

Species: Human
Planes: AV-8 Harrier II (Aero Fighters)

Volk the "No Dead"

Species: Cyborg
Planes: Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special), MiG-3 (Sonic Wings Special), Sukhoi Su-35 (Aero Fighters Assault)