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The Storm Hawks
Fanon says they're father and son, but it's never explicitly stated in show).
- The Ace: Best pilot in the Storm Hawks, and arguably one of the best in all of Atmos.
- Arch-Enemy: A rare variation in that the Big Bad, Master Cyclonis, is not his Arch-Enemy; rather, it's her Dragon, the Dark Ace.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His daggers can join at the hilt.
- Close-Range Combatant: Most characters conduct aerial battle using blasters mounted on their vehicles. Aerrow instead opts for leaping onto the opponent's vehicle.
- Determinator: Has been fighting Cyclonians in one way or another for most of his life.
- Dual Wielding: Of Laser Blades.
- Heal Thyself: In "Five Days". Nearly drives his team bonkers because he has to remain utterly motionless for five days.
- The Hero: Takes charge in any situation and never fails to stand up to evil.
- 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.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: He uses a move he says he saw in a cartoon once to take out several airborne mooks in the first episode. Played with in that it actually works.
- Improbable Age: He is fourteen. Piper is at least implied to be a prodigy.
- The Kirk: He has more sense than Finn, but is more prone to goofing off than Piper.
- The Leader: The Sky Knight of the Storm Hawks, he's the leader of the reborn team.
- My Nayme Is: 'Arrow' with an 'e'. It could also be a portmanteau with the word 'aero'.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Last descendant of the original Storm hawks, and one of two (alongside Piper) destined to save Atmos.
- Standardized Leader: He's relatively lacking in personality quirks compared to the others, and episodes focusing on him specifically are scarce. This would make him relatively bland in comparison... if he didn't pull the craziest stunts in the show on a regular basis, that is.
- Strong Family Resemblance: With Lightning Strike. The only real difference between the two (besides age) is eye color.
Voiced by Matt HillThe team's self-absorbed sharp shooter.
- Air Guitar: Will sometimes play this while showing off. Has been seen using a regular one, too.
- Automatic Crossbow: While it's shown only being loaded one at a time, in practice it works more like this, with it firing multiple bolts without him reloading.
- Bottomless Magazines: He has run out on a couple of occasions, but let's face it - he fits way more arrows into his crossbow than he should be able to.
- Butt-Monkey: His ride being cut in half on a regular basis, for starters. Additionally, any time someone screws up or is on the receiving end of slapstick, it's probably going to be him.
- Catch-Phrase: "Chika-cha!" Complete with pointed pistol-fingers.
- The Chosen One: To his amusement and everyone else's bemusement, he's the prophesied Domo (i.e. savior) of Terra Vapos. Then it turns out that he's actually a Targeted Human Sacrifice, but he manages to Loophole Abuse his way out of it.
- Cool Shades: He's seen wearing a pair on occasion, usually for humorous effect.
- Drunk with Power: On more than one occasion. He's usually brought back down to earth by the end of the episode.
- Dumb Blonde: A male version, but he's still clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed.
- Fingerless Gloves: Part of his standard outfit.
- Friendly Sniper: A Keet and a crack shot in a convenience-sized package.
- Glass Cannon: While his accuracy is second to none, he's not very good in a head-to-head fight, either on the ground or on a skimmer. As such, he tends to be the first to go down in any dogfight scenario.
- The Gunslinger: Played up in "The Ultra Dudes". He's also shown to be the best shot in the Storm Hawks.
- Handsome Lech/Casanova Wannabe: Depending on his luck.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: For all his idiocy, he's shown pulling off some truly impressive shots throughout the series. If an episode centers around him, expect a showcase of this.
- Keet: Very energetic, very excitable.
- The McCoy: More emotional and human than both Aerrow or Piper, often opposed to Piper's more stoic and logical behavior.
- 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.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: He's got a girlier scream than Piper.
- Shirtless Scene: More than any of the others, although Aerrow and Stork might have him beat for total onscreen time spent shirtless. (See "Escape" and "Shipwrecked", respectively.)
- Small Name, Big Ego: While he does have Improbable Aiming Skills, he's not quite as badass as he likes to believe he is.
- Snake Oil Salesman: In "Velocity", and revisited much later in the finale. Something of an Informed Ability, as we never actually get to see him making a pitch.
- Spiky Hair: Though given the world they live in, this is par for the course.
- Wingman: Explicitly calls this out as his role in the squadron after being the sharpshooter.
Voiced by Chiara ZanniThe team's only girl and a perfectionist crystal specialist.
- Action Girl: Even though she's the team's scientist/mage, she's also the best martial artist on the team and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.
- Adorkable: Sometimes gets like this when she goes into fangirl mode.
- Ambiguously Brown: What race she is isn't stated, but she is the only dark-skinned human in the Storm Hawks.
- Ambiguously Bi: A not-so-subtle example, mostly around Master Cyclonis and especially Starling. Whenever the latter is around she (unsuccessfully) tries to flirt/impress her and often fails, with cringeworthy results. Just watch this clip. She also has a certain amount of Ship Tease with Aerrow.
- Arch-Enemy: Unlike most examples, hers isn't the resident Dark Chick, but rather the Big Bad herself, Master Cyclonis.
- Badass Bookworm: She's the team's crystal expert and can also fight hand-to-hand, either unarmed or with staff. From her performance in the martial arts challenge in "The Code", she seems to have had formal training.
- Boom Stick: Her crystal staff.
- Fangirl: Towards Domiwick before his true nature became apparent.
- Fingerless Gloves: Variant; her gloves have no index finger, little fingers or thumb.
- Number Two: Aerrow puts her in charge of the team when he's away.
- One of the Boys: She blends in pretty well with the other male members of her team.
- Positive Discrimination: The Ambiguously Brown Token Girl is probably the least likely to screw up.
- Prince and Pauper: In "Royal Switch," where Princess Perry swaps places with her (after knocking Piper out).
- Retractable Weapon: Her staff can collapse to become shorter.
- Ship Tease: Has a few Foe Yay moments regarding Master Cyclonis and what appears to be a one-sided on Starling. 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.
- The Smart Guy: Has a near-encyclopedic knowledge of crystals and how to use them properly.Aerrow [assigning team positions]: Piper - crystal mage! ...Plus, all the smart stuff.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Storm Hawks (unless you count Starling as a Sixth Ranger of sorts).
- The Spock: Easily the smartest and most logical member of the team. If something requires brainpower, the episode will either focus on her or Stork.
- Super Empowering: In the last few episodes, after she acquires the ability to infuse others with crystal powers.
- Taught by Experience: She's self-taught when it comes to crystals, having learned about them through hands-on experimentation.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She seems pretty tomboyish, but is not at all afraid to act girly and excitable from time to time.
- Took a Level in Badass: Towards the end of the series.
- Twofer Token Minority: Only girl on the team and the only human who isn't white.
- Women Are Wiser: Compared to her team-mates, Piper's got a lot more social tact, as seen when they dine with the Rex Guardians.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a sort of navy or cobalt, but it's one of the more minor examples of the trope.
Voiced by Colin MurdockThe muscle of the team and a major softie.
- Adorkable: He's the most awkward member of the team, but still a nice guy.
- Alien Lunch: The stuff he eats is... pretty strange. Some of it's even alive.
- Anti-Air: Has a cannon that he can use to personally shoot down airborne targets.
- Apologetic Attacker: *Punches someone across the room* "D'oh, sorry!"
- Berserk Button: Calling Junko a "gleep" might not be the best idea...
- Big Eater: Even more so than the Colonel.
- The Big Guy: He's a Wallop, which are essentially anthropomorphic rhinos with a culture based on strength. Physically the largest of the team.
- Catch-Phrase: "On it!" and "Sorry!"
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Tends to unintentionally smother his teammates with his hugs.
- Extreme Omnivore: Some of the things he eats are viewed by Finn with disbelief.
- Friend to All Living Things: At least until they try to kill him or endanger the team. Then he has no problem with fighting them.
- Genius Bruiser: While not The Smart Guy by any stretch, he is the team's mechanic and weapon expert.
- Gentle Giant: Physically the strongest and largest of the team, he's also the kindest and gentlest.
- Heel–Face Turn: "Origins" reveals that he was once a member of a Cyclonian Youth Brigade before he realized that they were most definitely not the good guys.
- Immune to Bullets: Blasts from power crystals don't always have the intended effect on him.Junko: Whoa, tingly!
- Lethal Chef: Seems to come with his being an Extreme Omnivore — he has pretty low standards when it comes to food.
- Meaningful Name: Likes to collect random junk and even has a fortified closet full of scrap metal in his room.
- Mr. Fixit: His main job is to maintain the ship.
- Nerd Glasses: He wore big round glasses during his childhood on his home terra, where he was seen as a nerd. He sometimes uses them for reading.
- Plot Allergy: He is allergic to both Murk Raiders and Sky Sharks. It's good for an early warning and bad for trying to be sneaky, as they make him release Sneezes of Doom.
- Power Fist: His Knuckle Busters amplify his strength to ridiculous levels.
- Rhino Rampage: Like all Wallops, he looks like a bulky humanoid with rhinoceros features.
- Super Strength: Even without his Knuckle Busters.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: He sometimes uses bombs called turkey burps.
- Youthful Freckles: He has some faint blotches on his cheeks that look sort of like freckles, though they're probably just lighter versions of the spots that cover his hands and some other areas.
- Agent MulderAerrow: I know it seems hard to believe...Stork: Nah, I believe pretty much anything.
- Berserk Button: Don't mess with the Condor.
- Catch-Phrase: "We're doomed."
- Cowardly Lion: While he mostly tries to stay out of the action and cowers at the sight of trouble, he CAN hold his own when push comes to shove...or the the aforementioned Berserk Button is pushed.
- Crazy-Prepared: This guy has a gadget/trap/whatever for just about ANYTHING. Even stuff that others would never expect.
- Deadpan Snarker: His paranoia gives him plenty of excuses to lay on the snark.
- The Eeyore: Constantly complains about how bad or how doomed things are.
- Fingerless Gloves: He's even got a pair for his feet, since they're prehensile.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Is responsible for the maintenance of the Condor, and has built all sorts of interesting traps and gadgets into her. And that's not counting all the OTHER things he's built...
- When competing against the Rex Guardians, he was able to construct a bike out of spare parts in seconds complete with custom paint job and unauthorized modifications.
- He built his own, completely unique, vehicle he calls the "Storkmobile," outfitted with every gadget under the sun.
- Goth: Of the gloomy variety.
- Hypochondria: Just another part of his obsessive paranoia about everything, really.
- Large Ham: Seems to consist on a diet of pure terror and whatever scenery isn't nailed down or on fire. Will wax poetic on exactly how doomed the team is to whatever has come up now.
- Lovable Coward: While he is often terrified of whatever is happening in the episode, he always comes through, and his knowledge of the many terrifying and awful things that exist do give the team an edge.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Word of God says merbs like Stork are cold-blooded and smooth-skinned, rather like amphibians, even though their ears are rather mammalian and they have hair on their heads.
- Mr. Fanservice: Has been seen in the buff and swimming trunks on two separate occasions.
- Mr. Fixit: He's responsible for the repair and maintenance of the Condor.
- Nightmare Fetishist: The man spews more predictions of Doom than the average episode of Invader Zim. When Movie Night rolled around, his film was all about the most horrifying and evil things that could easily kill you in the world.
- Non-Action Guy: He rarely gets into fights except from behind the wheel of the Condor.
- He even states this in the pilot. "I'm only here till something better comes along."
- Older Than They Look: Word of God says he's in his early twenties. Doesn't look it, does he?
- Properly Paranoid: He's got measures for anything that can go wrong... because it usually does.Stork: That'll never come in handy, Stork. You're wasting your time, Stork. Hmph. (smirks) I was right, the rest were wrong.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In "Payback," after the Condor is blown up.
- The Smart Guy: Downplayed, especially compared to Piper, but he is a gadgeteer genius and has plenty of knowledge of traps, plenty of survival training, and knowledge about many obscure threats.
- Sour Supporter: 90% of the time, he's going on about how the Storm Hawks' latest scheme is going to doom them horribly. He never openly protests, though.
- Token Adult: Though he may not look it, he's in his early 20's.
- Twitchy Eye: Used to show how stressed or scared he is.
The "Mission Specialist" of the Storm Hawks who usually serves as a wing-creature for Aerrow.
- Berserk Button: Radarr doesn't appreciate being referred to as a "pet".
- Chick Magnet: With chickens. Yes, really.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: He can usually tell when someone's up to no good. Or if certain newcomers might actually be Cyclonians in disguise.
- Improbable Weapon User: Wrenches, plungers, crystals, live chickens... if he can swing or throw it, he can use it.
- Insistent Terminology: He doesn't like being referred to as a pet. He prefers "Mission Specialist."
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Some kind of blue-furred lemur rabbit... thing.
- Narrative Shapeshifting: He's used charades to communicate with his teammates, to varying degrees of success.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Aerrow. Interestingly, what species he is is never mentioned or brought up.
- Silent Snarker: On occasion. Especially if it involves Finn, or some of Aerrow's more... questionable stunts.
- Team Pet: Just don't call him that.
- The Unintelligible: Which gets special mention one time when he tries to communicate with the rest of the team via intercom.
Voiced by Lenore ZannRuler of Cyclonia and the major antagonist of the series.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: She has a cloak that completely covers her down to her feet, with openings at the sides for her arms. She removes it for fighting.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is a Sorcerous Overlord and can handle any protagonist of her own with relative ease. In the two-part series opening, she easily handles both Aerrow and Starling, and the only way they are able to win is by breaking her Artifact of Doom.
- Badass Cape: When not wearing her mantle she wears another, shorter cape, which is scalloped like a bat wing.
- Beauty Mark: It's the speck on her left cheek.
- Big Bad: Supreme ruler of Cyclonia, most intimidating of all the villains, lives in a giant evil castle... yep, we got ourselves a Big Bad right here.
- Dark Action Girl: When the gloves come off, she proves herself a very dangerous combatant.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: She spends an entire episode trying to retrieve a crystal... so it can fix another one that holds an image of her and her grandmother.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's never referred to as anything other than "Master Cyclonis".
- Evil Counterpart: To Piper as the crystal mage. And due to both of them being capable of Super Empowering others.
- Evil Genius: A semi-sorcerous example, as crystal alchemy in this series borders on MagiTek.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Goes with her goth image.
- Flight: Can achieve this with crystal magic.
- Goth: The above trope, her preference for dusky colors, and her soft voice all contribute to this trope.
- Hellish Pupils: On one occasion in "Age of Heroes", her pupils/irises contract horizontally.
- High Collar of Doom: Made of slender spines that can fold into a hood for extra style points.
- Little Miss Badass: She's around the same age as the Storm Hawks, which is lampshaded by Aerrow in the pilot, upon seeing her for the first time:Master Cyclonis: Let me guess. You're that pesky Sky Knight. Aren't you a little young?Aerrow: I was gonna say the same thing about you!
- Lonely at the Top: Implied in "Best Friends Forever," where, despite her infiltration of the Storm Hawks being a ruse, she honestly did feel friendship with Piper.
- Psychotic Smirk: Add a One-Liner and this is basically how half of her appearances end.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Surprisingly enough, she is this toward the Cyclonians.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Besides the whole world-conquering thing, she's an Evil Genius who can often be seen working on something with her crystal machine. She doesn't usually fight, but when she does, she pretty much kicks ass.
- Slasher Smile: She is especially fond of this kind of expression.
- Sorcerous Overlord: Given that crystal expertise practically counts as magic in this world, she fits.
- Supernatural Is Purple: Many of her crystal-related attacks are a ghostly violet.
- Surrounded by Idiots: With the exception of the Dark Ace.
- Take Over the World: Her motivation. For what ultimate purpose isn't made clear, but it appears to be a family business if what we see about her past is any indication.
- Villain Takes an Interest: In Piper, for her natural talent for harnessing the power of crystals.
- Voice of the Legion: Used in some earlier episodes when delivering dramatic lines.
- When She Smiles: In the aforementioned example of Even Bad Girls Love Their Mamas, when she sees the image restored, she lets a genuine smile cross her face. It's a rather surprising Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- You Have Failed Me: Often threatens her minions with this. She never actually does it however. In the second season, she DOES follow through, in PG fashion: Ravess is exiled for allowing Cyclonia to switch leadership several times when Cyclonis herself was out attending to an important matter, and Snipe follows some time after for general incompetence.
- Young and In Charge: She's around the same age as the Storm Hawks and already in charge of her own empire.
The Dark Ace
- Arch-Enemy: To Aerrow, largely stemming from both rivalry and You Killed My Father.
- BFS: His sword puts basically every other blade in the series to shame.
- The Dragon: To Master Cyclonis.
- Deadpan Snarker: It's hard to not be one when you're the Only Sane Man among a bunch of idiots. It's underscored by his accent.
- Evil Brit: Unlike most Cyclonians, he speaks with a hint of a British accent.
- Evil Counterpart: To Aerrow. He was a former member of the Storm Hawks (Aerrow is a descendant of the originals), the best flier in Cyclonia (Aerrow is the Ace of his team), best physical combatant on Cyclonia (natch)...
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": There's never any mention of what they called him before he became Cyclonia's Red Baron.
- Fallen Hero: Used to be a member of the original Storm Hawks before his Face–Heel Turn.
- Heroic R.R.O.D.: Villainous example. He is overloaded with crystal energy in the final battle.
- Laser Blade: And one with two blades running parallel with one another, no less! It originally belonged to Lightning Strike, before the Dark Ace (then his co-pilot) used it to kill him and then kept it for himself, changing the crystal in the hilt for a red one. 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.
- Red Baron: "The Dark Ace".
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Interestingly, they're shown as black in flashbacks.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Averted. For betraying the original Storm Hawks, the previous Master Cyclonis rewarded the Dark Ace with all the glory and power she had promised him. However, karma eventually catches up to him in the finale, when Master Cyclonis turns the Super Empowering up a bit too far...
- The Rival: Once again, to Aerrow. Being an evil counterpart helps a lot.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Evil as all get-out, undeniably good looking, and taller than our heroes.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Has been known to point out glaring flaws in the plans of his peers, such as with the huge blind spot on Snipe's commissioned warship.
- 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.
Voiced by Cathy WeseluckA high-ranking Talon commander, and Snipe's sister. Her plans for conquest tend to involve strategy, finesse, and the use of unique super weapons. She has little patience for failure or idiocy.
- Bad Boss: Being a perfectionist, she has little patience or tolerance for stupid antics or failure. According to supplemental material, she once used her crystal bow to snipe one of her men while they were flying in formation because he had irritated her in some way.
- Cleavage Window: Part of her uniform, which is otherwise rather tasteful.
- Cold Sniper: Her bow has some impressive range. One time, she even fired on the Condor from the stratosphere (though the orbital platform she was on might have had something to do with it)!
- Dark Action Girl: Holds her own in a fight much better than any of the Mooks under her command.
- 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.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Her dynamic with Snipe. She's the responsible one, by the way (relatively speaking).
- Instrument of Murder: Her violin bow.
- Left the Background Music On: Often has one of her squadron playing her Leitmotif when she flies into battle.
- Leitmotif: Very distinct and usually played by one of her own troops when she flies into battle.
- Musical Assassin: With the Megaphonic Mega-Masher.
- Revenge Before Reason: A couple of secret missions were compromised because Ravess couldn't resist attacking the Storm Hawks. Master Cyclonis was not pleased.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With her younger brother Snipe, a dim-witted brute.
- Smug Snake: For all her belief that her plans are superior, she's prone to making mistakes that end up proving costly. For example, in "Stratosphere," her high-altitude attacks on the Storm Hawks alert them to her presence. If she had waited until the KillSat she was building was complete, they never would've been able to get there in time to stop it.
- The Starscream: Subverted. 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.
- Villainous Demotivator: She's not exactly known for giving positive reinforcement to her men.
- Wicked Cultured: Most evident in her fondness for the violin.
Voiced by Colin MurdockAnother high-ranking Talon commander. A brute and a slob, and none too bright, though he gets the job done through ruthlessness.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: How he lost the most powerful Cyclonian battleship in "A Little Trouble". Notably it isn't even because he got in a trap, it's because... well, just look at Too Dumb to Live below.
- Big Little Brother: To Ravess.
- The Brute: In contrast to Ravess, The Smart Chick and Cold Sniper.
- The Caligula: When he took control of Cyclonia from his sister while Cyclonis was away, Snipe was more concerned with hosting jousting tournaments and building shrines to his own ego than any kind of administrative duty.
- Carry a Big Stick: More specifically, a huge mace studded with crystals.
- Dumb Muscle: Not exactly the brightest tool in the Cyclonian arsenal; his standard battle strategy is essentially "keep hitting until something breaks."
- Epic Flail: The aforementioned crystal mace has a chain connecting the hilt to the head, allowing the head to be detached to turn it into one of these.
- Evil Counterpart: To Junko, being a mighty strong-man.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling in contrast with Ravess's responsible sibling.
- Large Ham: He tends to bellow when talking, especially when ranting about the glory of Cyclonia—or, more often, his own.
- Manchild: When reveling in his custom-designed assault carrier, Snipe pretends to be blowing things up in a manner reminiscent of a kid's pretend game.
- More Dakka: The reason he fails in his debut episode is because he puts so many guns on his super ship that it doesn't have enough power to keep itself in the air. While the guns are working, it's unleashing terrifying levels of firepower. It's only for a few seconds, but still.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With his older sister Ravess, a cultured tactician.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's nowhere near as important to the Cyclonian cause as he thinks he is.
- 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 (assuming there was anything at all).
Mr. MossThe warden of the Cyclonian prison on Terra Zartacla.
- The Alcatraz: He runs a Cyclonian prison from which no one's successfully escaped, but that doesn't stop Aerrow from trying. Bonus points for being located on a terra named Zartacla.
- Bad Boss: Is known for insulting or dope-slapping his dim-witted right-hand toady.
- Berserk Button: Damaging his skimmer is the best way to provoke him.
- Bolivian Army Ending: He and his men are last seen stuck in the Wastelands, with their army of tamed fire scorpions getting unruly...and they've run out of scorpion feed.
- Corrupt Hick: He's got the hat and accent of one, anyway.
- 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.
- Fat Bastard: He's got quite the belly, and is very unpleasant towards his prisoners. And Hamish.
- I Call Her "Vera": His customised Heli-Blade is called "Bessie".
- The Jailer: In charge of Terra Zartacla, a Cyclonian Prison.
- Large Ham: When he stops being Faux Affably Evil, he lets loose the ham."Yer messin' with the WRRROONG WARDEN!"
- Revenge: Attempts this in his second appearance.
- Wardens Are Evil: Cruel, sadistic, and takes pleasure in chasing after escaped convicts.
- Whip It Good: He has a whip that can fire laser saw blades.
HamishMr. Moss's right-hand man, and in charge of animal handling.
- Adorkable: Due to his enthusiasm and the fact that he doesn't seem actively malevolent.
- The Beastmaster: In "The Last Stand", he commands an army of fire scorpions — at least until they run out of scorpion feed.
- The Chew Toy: Tends to get the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs.
- Always Chaotic Evil: At no point does the viewer (or any character) meet a Nightcrawler that is anything other than fanatically loyal to Master Cyclonis.
- Ambiguously Human: They speak with strange voices, are weak to light, and when otherside technology comes in abundance, an army of them may have come with them.
- Animal Motifs: Bats: nocturnal, and their cycles unfold into bat like gliders, their flight pack in the finale even flap.
- Cool Bike: Notable for switching into powered hang gliders instead of the normal design.
- Dark Is Evil: Full stop. They serve Cyclonia fanatically, and are much more overtly malevolent than the Talons.
- Elite Mooks: Piper identifies them as Master Cyclonis' personal guard in their first appearance.
- Mook Lieutenant: The Red Eyed leader of the nightcrawlers.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The leader has these to distinguish him from his underlings.
- Voice of the Legion: Whenever they talk, it tends to be like this.
- Weakened by the Light: Their armor is weak to light, and they don't seem to like it. Eventually they upgrade and it becomes a non-issue.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Initially, it's the sunlight. After their upgrade, their crystal snakes are allergic to Radarr's fur.
Cyclonian #2A Talon officer, recognizable by the x-shaped scar on his cheek, who just wants to make his mark in Cyclonian history.
- Ascended Extra: He first appeared in "Radarr Love", and later on was prominent in "Power Grab" before making one last appearance in the final episodes.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In "Power Grab", he helps Snipe, then Repton, take control of Cyclonia in Master Cyclonis' absence in hopes of getting a promotion.
- Embarrassing Nickname: At the end of "Radarr Love", he gains the monicker "Commander Chicken-Feathers" because the hens that took him down on Radarr's behalf. This is forgotten by his next appearance; though Ravess recalls the feathers, she's clearly forgotten him.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He really, really, wants to be a feared Talon commander...but just can't pull it off.
- No Name Given: He's not even Only Known By His Nickname; "Cyclonian #2" comes from the credits of his debut episode, as a Brick Joke about his woes that, if a movie is made about the Cyclonian Empire's conquest, his role will be so small the credits will call him Cyclonian #2.
- Battle Boomerang: His weapon of choice, which doubles as a sword.
- 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.
- Hero Killer: He's done away with many Sky Knights and their teams, keeping their crests as trophies on his mantle. This includes Starling's team, the Interceptors.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Expressly mentions throwing the intruding Sky Knights (Aerrow and Starling) into the night's soup to be fed to his squadron during "Absolute Power".
- Jerkass Has a Point: When Stork has him cornered and trying to get revenge for the Raptors blowing up the Condor, Repton points out that unlike a person, the Condor is a ship. It can be rebuilt. This actually snaps Stork out of his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Couldn't care less about Cyclonia's ambitions, but fight for them for untold riches... and so Terra Bogaton doesn't get levelled.
- 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...
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: Which blazes with crystal energy when thrown.
- Sssssnake Talk: It's a Raptor thing.
- Surrounded by Idiots: The distribution of brains between him and his brothers is... uneven, to say the least.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He's never seen with anything covering his chest entirely, only wearing shoulder pads and some armor.
Voiced by Colin Murdock
- The Brute: The largest and after Repton, the most aggressive. He's also not particularly smart.
- Dumb Muscle
- Flat Character: He's the biggest of the Raptor siblings. He's one of the strongest. He's not that bright. That's about it.
- Anti-Villain: In "Life with Leugey," he doesn't seem all that bad, albeit annoying.
- Big Eater: Yes. For reference, he's the only one that's excited about the Cheese Stone that the Raptors steal from Terra Gale (until he gets sick of cheese, at least).
- The Ditz: He's not exactly the nastiest of the Raptors, or the most focused or sensible.
- Dumb Muscle: Very strong. Very stupid. Possibly the strongest and definitely the dumbest of Repton's crew.
- Fat Idiot: He's got the most girth and the least brains of the brothers.
- The Scapegoat: If something goes wrong, he tends to get the blame for it.
- Stockholm Syndrome: Possibly. When he gets stuck to Stork, he's torn between staying with the Storm Hawks and going back to the Raptors despite how the latter mistreat him.
Friends of the Storm Hawks
Voiced by Nicole OliverThe Sky Knight of the Interceptors, a squadron that was taken down by Repton.
- Action Girl: A prerequisite for being a female Sky Knight.
- 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.
- The Drifter: She has elements of this. (Namely, But Now I Must Go)
- Fighting with Chucks: Nunchucks tipped with Laser Blades, no less.
- I Work Alone: She has no problem teaming up when it's necessary, but usually prefers solo work and declines the Storm Hawks' offers of team membership.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her nunchucks have energy blades on the ends of the handles.
- Never Be Hurt Again: After having lost her squadron, she tries to avoid forming attachments so she won't have to risk losing them again.
- Older Than They Look: She's in her early twenties, but viewers frequently mistake her for being younger.
- Reverse Mole: In her first appearance, she was working undercover in Cyclonia to find out their plans.
- Sixth Ranger: When she's around. She's only made a few appearances, but is considered to be a sort of part-time Storm Hawk.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Inteceptors squadron, courtesy of Repton. It also explains much of her behavior.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Gets grade A with shorts and boots/stockings.
Voiced by Nicole OliverThe Sky Knight of the Absolute Zeroes.
- Canada, Eh?: The Blizzarians lay on the Canadian stereotyping so thick you could cut it with a knife.
- Didn't Think This Through: A common problem of hers, as shown in "Fire and Ice". While she does try to keep her people happy, she can also be a bit myopic about it at times.Piper: Didn't you check to see if anything lived here before you froze it?Suzy Lu: We hollered real loud...
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appears briefly in the pilot with some of the other sky knights from later episodes. She and her squad also appeared briefly in the episode before their official appearance.
- Green Eyes: She's got 'em.
- The Lad-ette: A softer version, but she is the leader of the team, and the hardest worker of all the Absolute Zeroes.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Blizzarians appear to be a blend between rabbits and some kind of canine.
- Oral Fixation: She's usually seen chewing bubblegum.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It's spelled as "Suzy Lu" on the official website and "Suzi-Lu" in the credits to "Fire and Ice".
Voiced by Asaph FipkeA member of the Absolute Zeroes.
- Big Eater: He's the local pie-eating champion.
- Canada, Eh?: Like all the Absolute Zeroes, he's very Canadian.
- 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.
- Creator Cameo: Voiced by the show's creator.
- Innocently Insensitive: Inadvertently comes off as sexist during the first meeting with the Storm Hawks. Interestingly, it's somewhat reversed from what everyone thinks- in his mind, the women are the ones who make the decisions and are the leaders, while the men train and have fun. He wasn't excluding Piper because she was a girl, he was excluding her because he thought she was the Sky Knight, and that Suzy and her were supposed to do leader things together.
- Made of Iron: He's show physically colliding with various large objects at high speed and then getting back up, looking no worse for wear.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Being a Blizzarian and all, he's a sort of canine-rabbit hybrid.
- The Snack Is More Interesting: Stuck on a small rock surrounded by blazing lava? Why not roast a hot dog?
Voiced by Lee TockarA retired sky knight living on Terra Gale.
- Abnormal Ammo: He fires random junk at incoming targets with a catapult.
- Blow You Away: Used a Windstone crystal to defend his home from Cyclonians.
- Improvised Armour: Made largely out of metal kitchenware and random junk.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can come off as your typical French Jerk at times, but he's got his people's best interests at heart.
- Large Ham: His presence in any given scene is much larger than his stature, that's for sure.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He comes up to his granddaughter's waist.
- Overprotective Dad: Granddad, rather. He gets suspicious of Aerrow when he and Dove start getting friendly.
Voiced by Tabitha St. GermainWren's granddaughter.
- Action Girl: She fought her way out of Cyclonian imprisonment with a frying pan.
- Damsel out of Distress: In "Gale Force Winds" she escapes from imprisonment and runs into the Storm Hawks while they're looking for her.
- Frying Pan of Doom: She wields one against the Cyclonians and Finn in her debut. In other appearances, she swaps it out for a proper weapon.
- Large Ham: You expected anything less from Tabitha St. Germain putting on a broad French accent?
- Improvised Armour: It's clearly made out of an old stove and a pot. Her left armguard is a cheese grater.
Voiced by Brian DrummondThe Sky Knight of the Red Eagles, until he betrays them in the first episode.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Pretends that his earlier betrayal was because of this.
- Curtains Match the Window: His hair and eyes match.
- Face–Heel Turn: Despite being a Sky Knight for Terra Atmos, he turned over to the Cyclonians.
- Fallen Hero: Used to be a proud knight of Atmos, but turned traitor.
- The Mole: Worked for Cyclonia the whole time.
- Tempting Fate: Maybe you shouldn't have asked Aerrow where his special move was, Carver...
- Walking Spoiler: His whole character is "Looks like he's a good guy, but turns out he was bad all along." It's impossible to talk about him without that.
HarrierSky Knight of Terra Rex, Harrier first encounters the Storm Hawks after they crash-landed with a Phoenix crystal near his home terra. He has a few more encounters with the Storm Hawks later, though usually less than friendly.
- A Father to His Men: While the theft was bad enough, what truly sets him off when a relic from Terra Rex is stolen is the fact that the resulting fight put his men in the infirmary.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His squadron makes use of them as their main weapon, along with energy lances.
- Honor Before Reason: His biggest flaw; he adheres to the Code in all aspects even when it is clearly insufficient.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Of all the Sky Knights he is closest to this, with a strict adherence to the Code and quite literally shining armor.
- Rules Lawyer: Again, the Code. It is primarily invoked against the Storm Hawks during the challenge in "The Code" to penalize them to ensure their loss despite sweeping the Rex Guardians in most events.
Arygyn the Skeelur
One of the four remaining guardians of Atmos.
- Agent Peacock: Eccentric, flamboyant... and actually pretty good at his job.
- Ambiguously Gay: Talks in a stereotypical accent and is extremely flamboyant, but nothing is confirmed about his sexuality.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: It takes one of these to have his students train up vital combat skills at an amusement park.
- The Gadfly: His interactions with the Storm Hawks seem to be an equal mix of his Trickster Mentor routine and messing with them for the heck of it.
- Multicolored Hair: Which carries over to his bird form.
- Trickster Mentor: Under the guise of training the Storm Hawks, he takes them to an amusement park and has them compete in various challenges (which he turns Up to Eleven).
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Into an equally gaudy large bird.
- Wax On, Wax Off: The lessons he gives the Storm Hawks.
The Sky Knight of the original Storm Hawks, and Aerrow's ancestor.
- Disney Villain Death: If the Dark Ace didn't get him, the fall certainly did.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: He's the only character we see who regularly uses a shield in combat.
- Posthumous Character: While important to the backstory, he's only ever seen in flashbacks after he dies.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's practically identical to Aerrow save for the eye color.
Princess Peregrine / Perry
Voiced by Chiara ZanniThe princess of Terra Klockstoppia, a backwards terra where crystal technology is banned. She longs for adventure, but her life is run by the same strict regent who runs the kingdom.
- Alliterative Name: When you include her title.
- Distinguishing Mark: She has a "royal birthmark".
- Identical Stranger: As the image shows, she's practically identical to Piper.
- Prince and Pauper: She's a princess who looks identical to Piper, and they switch places... though Piper doesn't agree to it.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: she's seen wearing at least one pink dress.
- Rebellious Princess: Dislikes the way her people live and wants to overturn the ban on crystal technology, eventually running away from Klockstoppia.
- The Southpaw: She's seen to be left-handed.
The ColonelA spider-like crime boss.
- Acquired Poison Immunity: On account of the below trope.
- Alien Lunch: He built up his poison immunity so he could eat this on a regular basis.
- All Webbed Up: Does this to Junko for a perceived offense.
- Big Eater: Though not as much as Junko.
- The Dreaded: Some degree of this if the Raptors' reaction is any indication.
- Extreme Omnivore: Similarly to Junko.
- Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself as polite and cultured, but you know he's a nasty piece of work when even the Raptors are scared of him.
- Karma Houdini: Despite being a notorious crime boss who gave the Storm Hawks trouble on more than one occasion, the Colonel never actually suffers any real retribution.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Just "the Colonel".
- Pet the Dog: He has a pet Ridiculously Cute Critter, Mr. Fluffykins, that he genuinely cares for.
- Real Men Wear Pink: See Pet the Dog above.
- Spider People: He has a humanoid upper body mounted on arthropod legs, giving him a remarkably spider-like appearance. He even has facial markings that resemble a spider's multiple eyes.
Captain ScabulousLeader of the Murk Raiders, a pirate crew that makes Terra Deep their primary base of operations.
- Affably Evil: He's the leader of a pirate crew that attacks airships, strips them of their valuables and crews, and then leaves the wrecks impaled on giant stone spires. However, he's generally polite and jovial, and treats his crew fairly well.
- Artificial Limbs: His left arm is metal from the elbow down.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He puts up a better fight than any of the Murk Raiders under his command.
- The Dreaded: Murk Raiders are this in general, and being their captain, this extends to Scabulous as well.
- Dreadlock Warrior: He sports both the hairstyle and the combat prowess to qualify.
- A Father to His Men: Unlike the other villains on the show, one gets the feeling that Scabulous is a relatively pleasant boss to work under. Apparently, his crew is comfortable enough with him that one of them asking him for a dance at mealtime isn't seen as out of the ordinary, and he's willing to spend the money earned from selling off a priceless artifact on kitchen upgrades so that his crew can eat better.
- Handicapped Badass: He's only got one working eye. Doesn't stop him from kicking ass.
- Large Ham: One of the biggest in the show. Just listen to his speech about kitchen upgrades in "Calling All Domos", particularly when he gets to the "ORRRRRREGANO!"
- Punch-Clock Villain: Unlike the Cyclonians, Scabulous has nothing against the Storm Hawks personally and is motivated solely by profit. For instance, when the Storm Hawks lure the Murk Raiders into a Cyclonian task force, Scabulous decides to set his sights on the Cyclonians instead as they have more stuff worth pillaging, and the main reason he's an antagonist in "Calling All Domos" is that he plans to upgrade his ship's kitchen by selling off the episode's Macguffin.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Who knew the grizzled pirate captain is into ballroom dancing?
- Sinister Scimitar: His favored weapon is a crystal-powered energy cutlass.
GundstaffA giant who lives on a lonely terra, mostly known for his vast vault of crystals of all sorts. Loosely affiliated with the Cyclonians.
- Carry a Big Stick: Being a giant, he wields a mace not unlike Snipe's. And being a giant, he's far more effective with it.
- Heel–Face Turn: in "Payback", he finally has enough of the Cyclonians and decides to help Piper.