The Sky Knight and leader of the Storm Hawks. He is a direct descendant from the presumably deceased leader of the original Storm Hawks, Lightning Strike. (Fanon says they're father and son, but it's never explicitly stated in show).
Humble Hero: Despite often displaying a cocky attitude in battle, he's remarkably down-to-earth. In "Second Chances", he was reluctant to take part in the team's newfound celebrity lifestyle, saying it wasn't what being a Sky Knight was about.
Improbable Age: He is fourteen. Piper is at least implied to be a prodigy.
Running Gag: Having his Skimmer bisected by enemy attacks, or landing crotch-first on the vehicle of a team-mate. Often, the two gags are paired together, with the former leading directly to the latter.
Ship Tease: Has a few Foe Yay moments regarding Master Cyclonis. In addition, she has some rather tender moments with Aerrow as well, as shown at the ending of "Stratosphere," the moment Aerrow manages to land after his Skimmer nearly crashes in "Second Chances," and the final episodes.
Although it's not a blade made of lasers (as a Lightsaber would be), but rather a metal sword with some sort of plasma sheath around it when it's on. This "sheath" is affected by what type of crystal is used in the weapon- a Phoenix Gem made it burst into flames, while super-power gems made it glow purple.
Villain Decay: A rather mild example. He starts out being an invincible Red Baron that no other Sky Knight can match, and during the first season, he's consistently portrayed as this. By the time of "Energy Crisis," however, he has to resort to a Giant Mecha to give Aerrow and Co. an uphill battle. Of course, he's still easily the finest warrior in the Cyclonian army.
Worthy Opponent: Seems to view Aerrow as this by the series finale, as he asks Master Cyclonis for the chance to finish him in battle, rather than let him get sucked into a Far-Side crystal prison. Not that he lets it stop him from accepting a power boost from Cyclonis via the Binding in order to win.
Enemy Mine: Subverted. In "The Ultra Dudes," it almost seems like a typical Enemy Mine scenario will play out between her and the Storm Hawks against Master Cyclonis, until she makes it quite clear she's not giving them anything more than a cryptic hint.
Evil Counterpart: To Finn, as both are archers with a fondness for music (Finn's rock n' roll VS Ravess' violin).
Evil Redhead: Well, magenta-head really. Though it does depend on the lighting.
Eyes of Gold: Combined with her distinctive hairstyle, they give her a rather hawklike look.
The Starscream: Averted. The second season has her getting progressively more fed up with Master Cyclonis, hinting that she'll betray her. Unfortunately for her, she's exiled from Cyclonia before she can stab any backs.
Too Dumb to Live: In "A Little Trouble," When one of his mooks warns him that feeding any more power to his warship's cannons will cause the engines to give out, Snipe goes ahead and does it anyway. Seeing as the engines are what keeps the warship in the air, you have to wonder what the hell was going through Snipe's head.
The warden of the Cyclonian prison on Terra Zartacla.
Eye Twitch: Gets one of these when he walks back to his prison after failing to catch Aerrow...only to discover that Aerrow's escape was a big distraction so the Storm Hawks could free every last ONE of his prisoners. Cue the Skyward Scream
Faux Affably Evil: He comes off as polite and cheerful when pursuing Aerrow, but there's no mistake that he's not going to go easy on the young Sky Knight if he catches him.
Disney Villain Death: Near the end of the series, Stork raids Terra Bogaton to avenge the destruction of the Condor. The ensuing fight nearly sends him and Repton over the edge of the balcony they're fighting on. However, when Stork tries to save Repton, the outraged Raptor hurls his boomerang at the Merb...which comes back around and hits him, sending him plummeting into the clouds.
Pet the Dog: A few rare occasions, towards his brothers. Namely, in "Fire and Ice," he was taking the three of them to a desert Terra which, due to its arid and sunny conditions, was like a vacation spot to lizards like them. Too bad the Blizzarians froze the place over in a bid to make a new home for themselves...
Cool Big Sis: To the Storm Hawks. Deconstructed in "Storm Hawks Seven", where she becomes frustrated with their lack of maturity. Reconstructed by the end of the episode, when she learns to loosen up and have some fun.
Cloud Cuckoolander: Crashing face-first into a wall during a reckless stunt only makes him cheer louder afterwards, and talking to someone doesn't stop him from catching snowflakes with his tongue. Other male Absolute Zeroes seem to be this as well.