Characters / Storm Hawks

Tropes for the characters of Storm Hawks.

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     The Storm Hawks 

Aerrow

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Voiced by Samuel Vincent

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.
  • 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.
  • My Nayme Is: 'Arrow' with an 'e'. It could also be a portmanteau with the word 'aero'.

Finn

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Voiced by Matt Hill

The team's self-absorbed sharp shooter.
  • 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.
  • Catch Phrase: "Chika-cha!" Complete with pointed pistol-fingers.
  • Cool Shades: He's seen wearing a pair on occasion, usually for humorous effect.
  • 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.
  • 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.)

Piper

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Voiced by Chiara Zanni

The team's only girl and a perfectionist crystal specialist.
  • Adorkable: Sometimes gets like this when she goes into fangirl mode.
  • Ambiguously Gay: 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
  • 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.
  • Bi the Way: Another subtle example—apart from the aforementioned interaction with Starling and Master Cyclonis, she has a certain amount of Ship Tease with Aerrow.
  • 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.
  • Retractable Weapon: Her staff can collapse to become shorter.
  • 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.
  • The Smart Girl: 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.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Towards the end of the series.
  • 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.

Junko

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Voiced by Colin Murdock

The 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.
  • 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.

Stork

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Voiced by Scott McNeil

The oldest member of the team and the neurotic pilot of the Condor.
  • Agent Mulder
    Aerrow: 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.
  • 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...
  • Goth: Of the gloomy variety.
  • Hypochondria: Just another part of his obsessive paranoia about everything, really.
  • 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.
  • 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 about twenty. Doesn't look it, does he?
  • Token Adult: Though he may not look it, he's in his early 20's.

Radarr

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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".
  • Silent Snarker: On occasion. Especially if it involves Finn, or some of Aerrow's more... questionable stunts.
  • The Unintelligible: Which gets special mention one time when he tries to communicate with the rest of the team via intercom.

     Cyclonians 

Master Cyclonis

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Voiced by Lenore Zann

Ruler 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.
  • 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 together to form a hood, leading to...
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Can kick both Starling and Aerrow's ass with nothing more than a Simple Staff.
  • 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!

The Dark Ace

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Voiced by Samuel Vincent

Master Cyclonis's right-hand man and a traitor to the original Storm Hawks.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Comes with being Tall, Dark and Handsome, and having a sophisticated accent to boot.
  • Everyone Calls Him the Dark Ace: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Villainous RROD: Overloaded with crystal energy in the final battle.
  • 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.

Ravess

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Voiced by Cathy Weseluck

A 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.

Snipe

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Voiced by Colin Murdock

Another 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Junko, being a mighty strong-man.
  • Large Ham: He tends to bellow when talking, especially when ranting about the glory of Cyclonia—or, more often, his own.
  • Man Child: When revelling in his custom-designed assault carrier, Snipe pretends to be blowing things up in a manner remniscient of a kid's pretend game.
  • 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.

Mr. Moss

The warden of the Cyclonian prison on Terra 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.
  • Revenge: Attempts this in his second appearance.
  • Whip It Good: He has a whip that can fire laser saw blades.

Hamish

Mr. 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.

The Nightcrawlers

  • 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.
  • Elite Mooks: Piper identifies them as Master Cyclonis' personal guard in their first appearance.
  • Mook Lieutenant: The Red Eyed leader of the nightcrawlers.
  • 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 #2

A 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.

     The Raptors 

Repton

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Voiced by Scott McNeil

The leader of the Raptors.
  • 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...
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Which blazes with crystal energy when thrown.

Hoerk

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.

Leugey

Voiced by Scott McNeil

  • Anti-Villain: In "Life with Leugey," he doesn't seem all that bad, albeit annoying.
  • The Ditz: He's not exactly the nastiest of the Raptors, or the most focused or sensible.
  • 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.

Spitz

Voiced by Samuel Vincent

     Friends of the Storm Hawks 

Starling

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Voiced by Nicole Oliver

The Sky Knight of the Interceptors, a squadron that was taken down by Repton.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Suzy Lu

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Voiced by Nicole Oliver

The Sky Knight of the Absolute Zeroes.
  • 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.

Billy Rex

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Voiced by Asaph Fipke

A member of the Absolute Zeroes.
  • Big Eater: He's the local pie-eating champion.
  • 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.

Wren

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Voiced by Lee Tockar

A 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.

Dove

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Wren's granddaughter.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In "Gale Force Winds" she escapes from imprisonment and runs into the Storm Hawks while they're looking for her.

     Other 

Carver

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Voiced by Brian Drummond

The Sky Knight of the Red Eagles, until he betrays them in the first episode.

Arygyn the Skeelur

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Voiced by Scott McNeil

Famous, eccentric warrior-trainer. Capable of shape-shifting into a bird. One of the four remaining guardians of Atmos.

Lightning Strike

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The Sky Knight of the original Storm Hawks, and Aerrow's ancestor.

Princess Peregrine / Perry

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Voiced by Chiara Zanni

The 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.

The Colonel

A spider-like crime boss.
  • 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.


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