Tropes for the characters of Storm Hawks.
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).
- 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.
- Game of Chicken: Loves pulling these in his aerial dogfights with the Talons. According to him, they without fail always "blink first."
- Heal Thyself: In "Five Days". Nearly drives his team bonkers because he has to remain utterly motionless for five days, and he keeps finding flaws in how the Condor works to stave off his boredom and having them fix it.
- The Hero: Takes charge in any situation and never fails to stand up to evil.
- Heroic Lineage: He's the direct and last descendant of the greatest Sky Knight and leader of the original Storm Hawks, Lightning Strike.
- 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.
- Improbable Piloting Skills: If there's a crazy and quite frankly suicidal maneuver to be pulled in an episode, nine times out of ten it will be him who does it and doing it with style.
- 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.
- Worth It: Constantly screws over Snipe in "Talon Academy" in front of the cadets and keeps getting assigned to tasks as punishment. He views the punishment worth Snipe's humiliation.
The team's self-absorbed sharp shooter.
- Air Guitar: Will sometimes play this while showing off. Has been seen using a regular guitar, 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.
- Catchphrase: "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.
- Dreadful Musician: Zigzagged in "Storm Hawks Seven". His guitar-playing and off-key singing grate on everyone's ears. He's later shown to be a capable player during his Beam-O-War with Ravess. That doesn't stop everyone from cringing when he offers a record of his playing as a welcome gift to Starling.
- 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. He can easily go between episodes from having girls fawning over him or asking for his autograph to hilariously failing to get them to even look at him seriously, and vice-versa.
- Idiot Hero: Severely lacking in both book smarts and common sense, but still as heroic as the rest of the crew.
- 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can often be very egotistical and selfish, but he has a very good heart deep down. In "King For a Day", he doesn't hesitate to take full advantage of how the inhabitants of Terra Vapos see him as their Domo (i.e. savior) to bask in the praise and party it up, but the moment Aerrow shows him that they're practically and happily using the last of their food storages to do so he orders them to skip the celebration so he can go straight to fighting the monsters.
- Keet: Very energetic, very excitable.
- The Lancer: In combat, he tends to be the wingman to Aerrow. Piper usually takes precedence over him otherwise, due to his issues with too much commanding power.
- Loophole Abuse: The prophecy of the Domo says he must he eaten in order to save Terra Vapos. The prophecy doesn't say he had to 'stay' eaten.
- The McCoy: More emotional and human than both Aerrow or Piper, often opposed to Piper's more stoic and logical behavior.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Out of the main cast, Finn's antics are the most likely to be Played for Laughs.
- 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.
- Sanity Slippage: Played for Laughs in "The Black Gorge" when all the dangerous monsters in the titular gorge keep singling him out to try and eat to the point he becomes afflicted with "Gorge Madness", even licking himself to declare I Taste Delicious.
- 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.
The team's only girl and a perfectionist crystal specialist.
- 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 can be used as such with a crystal mounted on the end, though more often than not it's wielded as a Simple Staff.
- The Chick: The only girl among the Storm Hawks, and generally the closest to Earth.
- Deuteragonist: Aerrow might be the Hero Protagonist thanks to being the leader of the Storm Hawks and claiming Heroic Lineage, but Piper is just as important to the prophetic fall of Cyclonia as he is thanks to her crystal mage powers and her personal connection with Master Cyclonis. Sure enough, by the finale it's both of them working together that ultimately breaks the empire's power.
- Towards Domiwick before his true nature became apparent.
- Towards Starling, bordering on a straight-up crush.
- Fingerless Gloves: Variant; her gloves have no index finger, little fingers or thumb.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: A crystal mage, handy with a staff, and the best martial artist on the team with her expertise in "Sky Fu," though she only really starts tapping into her potential as the first one near the end of the series.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She doesn't have much noticeable muscle mass, but after her "training" with the strength tester in "The Lesson", she might very well be the strongest member of the Storm Hawks after Junko. Case in point, she uppercuts Snipe (who's easily twice her size) at least several dozen feet into the air and over treetops in a single blow.
- Number Two: Aerrow puts her in charge of the team when he's away. The others defer to her leadership without much question. Finn, on the other hand, usually takes the lead in combat situations.
- One of the Boys: She blends in pretty well with the other male members of her team.
- Orange/Blue Contrast: Her outfit is mostly blue with various orange sections, and she wears an orange headband to compliment her navy/cobalt hair.
- 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 crush 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.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: More amber, really, but they do denote her status as the crystal mage (the closest thing to magic in the setting) amongst the group.
- Taught by Experience: She's self-taught when it comes to crystals, having learned about them through hands-on experimentation. Considering how temperamental some crystals can be, it's quite impressive that she still has all ten fingers. Cyclonis in her Lark disguise is quite surprised and impressed when she sees it with her own eyes, and it's why she's so obsessed with getting her on her side.
- 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, when she starts tapping into her full potential as a crystal mage.
- 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.
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, or poisonous enough to kill a normal person.
- 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 and strongest of the team.
- Catchphrase: "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, and some of them, according to the Colonel, would kill a normal person.
- 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.
- HeelFace 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. He can easily bust down stone or metal walls by himself, punch people through them, once almost casually crushed Snipe's macehead with one hand, and even stop falling ships from crashing to the ground.
- 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.
The oldest member of the team and the neurotic pilot of the Condor.
- Agent MulderAerrow: I know it seems hard to believe...Stork: Nah, I believe pretty much anything.
- Berserk Button: Don't mess with the Condor.
- Catchphrase: "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.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: From the amount of times he ends up being terrified or paranoid, you'd think he's only useful for his piloting skills. However, give him a chance (or give him no choice in the matter), and he can be surprisingly dangerous, particularly if the Condor is somehow damaged.
- Deadpan Snarker: His paranoia gives him plenty of excuses to lay on the snark.
- The Driver: As the Condor's pilot, he's responsible for getting the crew from A to B.
- 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.
Piper: This place gives me the creeps !Stork: Really ? It makes me feel kinda homey...
- Also, in Age of Heroes, we get this exchange about Cyclonians Aesthetic tastes :
- Non-Action Guy: He rarely gets into fights except from behind the wheel of the Condor. However, when he does...
- He even states this in the pilot. "I'm only here till something better comes along."
- Non-Mammalian Hair: He is cold-blooded, like an amphibian without the slimy skin, and he has hair.
- 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.
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.
- Ambiguously Gay: Many of her interactions with Piper come across as almost flirting at times, especially after she starts becoming interested with Piper's development.
- 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.
- Collapsible Helmet: Her hood can divide at will into a ring of spiked cloth that frames her neck and head. No real purpose, but it does look cool.
- Dark Action Girl: When the gloves come off, she proves herself a very dangerous combatant.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: There's almost no one else in the series that combines such a pale skin tone with such dark hair, and it sets up a nice contrast with the much more dark-skinned Piper.
- 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.
- Ironic Nickname: Lark, aside from matching the Theme Naming of the series, also refers to doing something for fun or adventure. Cyclonis made up the Lark disguise specifically to trick the Storm Hawks into a trap and get close to Piper to make her join her, far from a fun adventure. Although it ends up subverted when Cyclonis ends up legitimately having fun with Piper.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: Inverted, her relationship with Piper is far more personal than with Aerrow.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: The most powerful crystal mage in the setting, and as shown with her clashes with Aerrow and Starling in the pilot and Piper in the series proper she isn't too shabby using her staff or hand-to-hand either.
- Little Miss Badass: She's around the same age as the Storm Hawks and yet is the leader and most powerful member of her empire, 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.
- Magic Staff: She uses a unique staff tipped with claw-like appendages for holding crystals.
- Near-Villain Victory: By the series finale, she's all but won, having subjugated Atmos with her upgraded armies, captured most of the Sky Knights, and with only the Storm Hawks and a few rebel cells still holding out against her. Even when her foes manage to pull off an impressive gambit to free the Sky Knights and begin the Final Battle on and above Terra Cyclonia, she still comes dangerously close to wiping them all out.
- Not So Different: Tries to pull this on Piper in "Best Friends Forever" to convince her to join Cyclonia. And given her status as Piper's Evil Counterpart, she's got a point.
- Power Floats: She really likes to float a few inches above the ground when she has to move quickly.
- Psychotic Smirk: Add a One-Liner and this is basically how half of her appearances end.
- Purple Eyes: They both compliment her looks and denote her status as a powerful crystal mage.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Surprisingly enough, she is this toward the Cyclonians. Despite her temper, she's usually pretty forgiving of failure if it's justified (at least to the point she's never killed any of them), and there are very few signs amongst the rank-and-file or of Terra Cyclonia's citizens that she's hated for her rule. Feared most certainly, but not hated.
- 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.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Rarely raises her voice above a quiet rasp, even when she's threatening people.
- Sorcerous Overlord: Given that crystal expertise practically counts as magic in this world, she fits.
- Spikes of Villainy: Her staff is covered in sharp metal spikes. Some are meant to hold the crystals she puts in or for stabbing purposes, but a few seem just a little gratuitous.
- 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. And in the two-part season finale "Cyclonia Rising", she does it and manages to hold it for some time before the Storm Hawks and their allies manage to stop her.
- 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.
- We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Piper in "Best Friends Forever."
- 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 Heartwarming Moment.
- 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.
- You Taste Delicious: Scrapes some cream off of Piper's cheek in "The Masked Masher" and licks it, claiming it has a sour aftertaste.
The Dark Ace
Master Cyclonis's right-hand man and a traitor to the original Storm Hawks.
- Arch-Enemy: To Aerrow, largely stemming from both rivalry and You Killed My Father.
- Bad Boss: On more than one occasion he's personally thrown a loyal Talon soldier off a Switchblade in order to use it to keep up the fight or to make his getaway.
- 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 FaceHeel Turn.
- Heroic RRoD: Villainous example. He is overloaded with crystal energy in the final battle.
- I Gave My Word: Subverted. The Dark Ace views his word to be about as binding as his loyalty to his old team and will happily break it to achieve his ends and mock those who would trust the great betrayer of Atmos.Piper: That's the Dark Ace. He doesn't do deals.
- I Lied: In "The Code," he makes a deal with Harrier that in exchange for the valuable Phoenix Crystal, Cyclonia will allow Terra Rex to maintain its independence. The second he gets the crystal and Harrier makes a big deal about how he is "honor-bound" to hold to his word, the Dark Ace quite frankly tells him that Cyclonia is going to invade Terra Rex regardless and sucker-punches him before taking off.
- 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 with the Storm Hawks having to resort to tricks, superior numbers and/or firepower, and using his ego against him to score wins. 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.
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.
- 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.
- Dark Chick: The only major female Cyclonian to show up other than Master Cyclonis. In contrast to the other main Cyclonians, who tend to get their hands dirty, Ravess prefers to make her subordinates do the dirty work, and when she does fight she usually does it from the sidelines with a bow.
- 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. She's used it at various points as a projectile strong enough to embed itself in rock to a makeshift sword capable of standing up to Starling's nunchucks.
- 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.
- Make-Up Is Evil: Wears the most of any female character in the cast, and definitely one of the eviler females too.
- Musical Assassin: With the Megaphonic Mega-Masher, a Wave Motion Gun powered by music.
- Revenge Before Reason: A couple of secret missions were compromised because Ravess couldn't resist attacking the Storm Hawks. Master Cyclonis was not pleased.
- Serious Business: Her violin playing. She almost killed a soldier informing her of news simply because he interrupted her practice.
- 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, something that Master Cyclonis berates her for.
- 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.
Another high-ranking Talon commander, and Ravess' brother. 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: He serves as the muscle for Cyclonia, 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.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Gets to be one in "Talon Academy," though in fairness aside from shouting and giving the prerequisite nicknames, he's actually not that bad. The one who suffers his wrath the most, Aerrow in disguise, is also the one who keep screwing him over in front of the other cadets for his own amusement and considers the resulting menial tasks worth it.
- 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. And in "Power Grab", he spends most of his time as ruler of Cyclonia goofing off like a kid instead of actually ruling.
- Me's a Crowd: Uses the Cloning Crystal from "InFinnity" to make over three hundred of himself with aspirations to conquer Atmos and overthrow Cyclonis. Luckily, each one is just as gullible as he is, and they quickly fall to infighting once the Storm Hawks trick them long enough for them to escape with the crystal and come up with a way to get rid of the clones.
- 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 and keep firing at the same time once the Storm Hawks manage to cut the primary power of the engines. While the guns are working, it's unleashing terrifying levels of firepower.
- 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, and only really valued for his brute strength.
- Super Strength: His main claim to fame, though how strong can tend to vary: He's usually depicted as being as strong or somewhat weaker than Junko (though he makes up for it in viciousness).
- Too Dumb to Live: In "A Little Trouble," When one of his mooks warns him that feeding away any more power from his warship's failing engines to the cannons will cause them to give out completely, Snipe goes ahead and does it anyway. Seeing as the engines are what keeps the warship in the air, as well as the fact he still hadn't shot down the Condor by this point even with when they were fully working, you have to wonder what the hell was going through Snipe's head (assuming there was anything at all).
The 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 "The Last Stand" on Aerrow for making an utter fool of him in "Escape".
- 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.
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: He's the guy in charge of handling the various beasts used to capture escapees, after all. 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.
Master Cyclonis' personal guard, they serve as her elite fighters and assassins for tasks too important for the Talons to handle.
- 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. They also put up far superior showings to the Talons in their battles with the Storm Hawks.
- Mook Lieutenant: The red-eyed leader of the Nightcrawlers.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The leader has these to distinguish him from his underlings.
- Stealthy Mook: One is first seen sneaking into Klockstoppia, at one point blending into the shadows.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
A young Talon cadet who joined up to escape her boring old life, only to find it not quite what she envisioned.
- Child Soldiers: She's not much older than the teenaged Storm Hawks themselves, and there are in fact some hints she might be even younger.
- Disney Villain Death: Almost suffered this due to a parachute failure in her first engagement with the Storm Hawks, though Piper saves her before that happens.
- Game of Chicken: Engaged in one with Aerrow at the beginning of "Talon Academy" and ends up "blinking first." According to her, losing it was part of the reason she was demoted. Once she makes her HeelFace Turn, she gets into another one with an enemy Talon. This time, he "blinks first."
- HeelFace Turn: Although she was already having her doubts after being busted back down to boot camp, Piper and Aerrow eventually convince her and most of the Academy's recruits to desert the Talons for real when she learns that they were planning to have the cadets invade Terra Tranqua.
- I Just Want to Be Special: All but stated to be why she joined up with the Talons, stating that boot camp "beats wrangling scoats" like she was back doing on her terra. After her HeelFace Turn, she expresses a desire to become a Storm Hawk after some time back home.
- Quickly Demoted Leader: She was previously a part of Talon Academy's fighting squadron, but got busted back down to boot camp after she not only failed to defeat the Storm Hawks in their engagement, but ended up "chickening out" and almost dying if not for them saving her.
The Cyclonian rank-and-file. While said to be well-trained, it doesn't usually show when facing the Storm Hawks.
- Boom Stick: On foot, Talons usually wield crystal-tipped staves.
- Butt-Monkey: They often get defeated in humiliating ways, and otherwise they're being treated horribly by their Bad Bosses.
- Expressive Mask: Their goggles can change shape with their expressions.
- Mook Mobile: Their standard vehicle is the Talon Switchblade, although a handful also pilot heliscooters similar to Piper's.
- Mooks: Nameless evil minions that tend to get defeated in droves by the heroes.
- You All Look Familiar: There are a small number of Talon character models that get recycled over and over. Occasionally you'll even see the same guy getting shot down multiple times.
The leader of the Raptors, ruler of Terra Bogaton, and part-time lackey for Master Cyclonis.
- Attack Backfire: On occasion, his Battle Boomerang has been used against him, such as with Starling knocking it back at him, or causing his Disney Villain Death.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Leader of the Raptors, ruler of Terra Bogaton, and by far the most dangerous and competent member of his kind shown.
- 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.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Repton's mother never appears in the series, but he's implied to have some respect for her judging by the exchange after the other Raptors get shot down by their own anti-air cannons.Repton: Give me one reason why I shouldn't use you for target practice!
Leugey: Because Mother made you promise not to?
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He can only react in confusion that Starling came to Terra Bogaton (in addition to rescuing the Terradons trapped on the terra) specifically to take her team's symbol back from him instead of his life.Repton: All of this... for a shield?!
Starling: Yup, all of this for a shield. And your ride. I believe you owe me one.
- Face Death with Dignity: In "Absolute Power", when Starling has him at her mercy with his own sword at his throat, he growls at her to "take her price". Luckily for him, her team's shield symbol is that price.
- 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 fights 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.
- Psycho for Hire: He might have joined up with Cyclonia for the riches and the threat of his terra being leveled, but judging from the wall of Sky Knight squadron shields he keeps as trophies and how willing and eager he can get in starting a fight or trying to hurt someone, the only thing he probably really hates about his employ is that Cyclonis keeps him under her thumb.
- Sssssnake Talk: It's a Raptor thing.
- Sixth Ranger: He has no real loyalty to Cyclonia, only kept in line by the promise of rewards for his service and the fact that his Terra's done for if he openly rebels. Several times he makes a bid to become a Sixth Ranger Traitor when the opportunity presents itself, though it never works out.
- The Starscream: He only gives Master Cyclonis the barest amounts of true respect and follows more out of fear than loyalty. When he manages to become ruler of Cyclonia in "Power Grab", his first order of business is preparing an armada to shoot down Master Cyclonis and the Dark Ace when they return from their mission.
- Surrounded by Idiots: The distribution of brains between him and his brothers is... uneven, to say the least.
- Tail Slap: Will occasionally use this, as shown during his battle with Starling in "Absolute Power."
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He's never seen with anything covering his chest entirely, only wearing shoulder pads and some armor.
- The Brute: The largest and after Repton, the most aggressive. He's also not particularly smart.
- Dumb Muscle: Granted, all of the Raptors sans Repton are pretty dumb, but Hoerk at least looks brawny.
- 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). He also spent most of his time ruling Cyclonia eating candy.
- 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, even when he's not responsible (though in fairness, he usually is).
- 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.
The Sky Knight of the Interceptors, a squadron that was taken down by Repton.
- Cool Big Sis: To the Storm Hawks. She's in her early twenties, while they (except for Stork) are 14. They look up to her because she is a Sky Knight, with Aerrow and Piper being somewhat in awe upon first meeting her, having known about her beforehand. 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.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's got a somewhat dry wit, though it mostly manifests as lighthearted banter.(catching a record thrown by Piper) "Problem with your record player?"
- The Drifter: She has elements of this. (Namely, But Now I Must Go)
- Even the Girls Want Her: Piper certainly does.
- Fighting with Chucks: Nunchucks tipped with Laser Blades, no less.
- Honorary True Companion: She's only made a few appearances, but is considered to be a sort of part-time Storm Hawk. In her third appearance, Aerrow refers to the team (including her) as the Storm Hawks Seven.
- 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.
- Reverse Mole: In her first appearance, she was working undercover in Cyclonia to find out their plans.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Inteceptors squadron, courtesy of Repton. It also explains much of her behavior.
- Stealth Expert: She went undercover in Cyclonia disguised as a guard, and her character profile calls her a "master of disguises". During her fight with Cyclonis in "Age of Heroes", she disappears at one point, reappearing behind her a moment later to try and land a surprise attack. In "Absolute Power", her part of the plan involved letting herself get captured; she hid her weapon up her sleeve and waited until the right time to use it to break out of her shackles.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's deep violet.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Gets grade A with shorts and boots/stockings.
The Sky Knight of the Absolute Zeroes, the protectors of Terra Blizzaris.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As shown in "Atmos' Most Wanted", she and the rest of the Zeroes can be intimidating when they mean business. The overall result is a lot like a gang looking for someone to beat up.
- 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.
- The Lad-ette: A softer version, but she does things like spitting and wiping her nose.
- 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".
- Women Are Wiser: She's a lot more down to earth than the male members of her squad. Not that they set the bar particularly high.
A 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?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Sky Knight of the Red Eagles, the protectors of Terra Atmosia and considered the greatest squadron in Atmos since the original Storm Hawks, until he betrays them in the first episode.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Pretends that his earlier betrayal was because of this. He's lying.
- Curtains Match the Window: His hair and eyes match.
- FaceHeel 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. And when he has a chance to redeem himself, he squanders it for the sake of petty revenge.
- It's Personal: Admits he's been trying to kill Aerrow not because of Master Cyclonis (even stating she has nothing to do with this), but because he wants to get revenge for how a newbie managed to beat him the first time around.
- The Mentor: Briefly became one in "Second Chances" to the Storm Hawks, showing them how to better present themselves as heroes and celebrities to the public. Although it turns out he's an Evil Mentor...
- The Mole: Worked for Cyclonia for an unknown amount of time before the first episode.
- Not Brainwashed: In the episode "Second Chances", he pretends that he was affected by a Mind Control crystal from Master Cyclonis that made him betray Atmos. He really wasn't and just wanted the power and fame he could have gotten for his success.
- Revenge Before Reason: In "Second Chances", his desire to kill Aerrow for his previous defeat completely destroys the trust the public still has for him and ensures he's going back to jail for good.
- Tempting Fate: Maybe you shouldn't have asked Aerrow where his special move was, Carver...
- Underestimating Badassery: Looks down on Aerrow and the Storm Hawks upon first meeting them even before his rogue turn is revealed, seeing their youth and inexperience as proof they're not "real" Sky Knights. In "Second Chances" he admits that his underestimation of Aerrow's skill was why he lost the first time around. Their second fight in said episode is much longer and more even with Carver having learned his lesson and nearly getting Aerrow a few times.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In "Second Chances", he presents the image of a man who was tricked into evil but has now reformed and intends to make things right as a member of the Storm Hawks, and the public and even some of the Storm Hawks believe him. In reality, he turned on his own accord and joined the Storm Hawks to become popular again and kill Aerrow for defeating him the first time around.
- 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. Even more spoilerific to mention he only pretends to have a change of heart later on.
- What You Are in the Dark: In "Second Chances", even if he wasn't really brainwashed by the Cyclonians, the public at the very least believed he did and that faith got him released from prison. He could have used the clean slate to turn over a new leaf and become a hero again for real. Instead, he tries to make it look like Aerrow's brainwashed and tries to kill him out of revenge, thus sending him back to jail.
Sky Knight of the Rex Guardians, the protectors 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.
- Hate Sink: In his debut Harrier is stubborn, arrogant, and hopelessly Lawful Stupid, making it easy to side against him. He gets slightly better later on.
- 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. It gets more than a bit stupid when he yells at Aerrow for interfering with his duel against the Dark Ace while clinging onto the wing of Aerrow's skimmer, having lost both his own ride and his parachute to the Dark Ace's blade.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He cuts a deal with the Dark Ace to leave Terra Rex alone, reasoning that even the Dark Ace would be honorable enough to uphold his end of the bargain. Turns out that trusting the guy who backstabbed the original Storm Hawks is not a good decision.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Harrier is stubborn, initially rather dismissive of the Storm Hawks, and a bit of a Sore Loser. He's also a decent man looking out for his people, and eventually apologizes to the Storm Hawks for his earlier stuck-up behavior.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Of all the Sky Knights he is closest to this appearance-wise, with a strict adherence to the Code and quite literally shining armor. Personality-wise, however, his Sore Loser attitude and stubborn nature detracts from the image.
- Lawful Stupid: His strict adherence to the Code and his own personal honor causes him to overlook the idea that others might not be so honorable despite their past actions (the Dark Ace) and blindsides him to unconventional tactics like what the Storm Hawks specialize in. During the challenge against them in "The Code", he's honestly shocked that the crowd gets sick of the Rex Guardians' constant use of Rules Lawyer to cheat the Storm Hawks out of their clear victories and starts booing him.
- 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
Famous, eccentric warrior-trainer. Capable of shape-shifting into a bird. 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.
- Super Speed: The man can move so fast he's practically a blur to the naked eye. He's so fast he's able to not only able to dodge Stork's traps, but end up making them hit Stork in the process.
- 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
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.
- 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.
A 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.
- Death Glare: He's prone to giving these when angered, and they can instantly clam up whoever's the victim.
- The Dreaded: Some degree of this if the Raptors' reaction is any indication. When Repton is willing to back down when face-to-face with you, you know you're this.
- Extreme Omnivore: Similarly to Junko, though not quite as good.
- Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself as polite and cultured, but you know he's a nasty piece of work when even Repton is 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 aside from damage to his pride. The worst he suffers over his appearances is the fact that he gave back the Condor to the Storm Hawks without demanding payment (because it couldn't break the airspeed record like he wanted it to without breaking down), lost the eating contest with Junko and suffered the humiliation of his men cheering Junko on for said victory, and gave up Mr. Fluffykins (and he willingly did that because he wanted him to be happy with his own kind).
- 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. And he ultimately lets him go to live with his own kind when he realizes he wants to.
- The Mob Boss Is Scarier: Likely the reason why no one's tried to stand up to him. He's also the only enemy that the Storm Hawks are downright afraid of and the only person Repton has ever quivered in front of aside from an angry Master Cyclonis.
- 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, and judging from how Junko is All Webbed Up during his first appearance, he can also produce webbing from his body.
Leader 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.
- Archenemy: To Finn, who not only cost him the Serpergris in "Calling All Domos" that he was going to sell off for money, but also insulted his dancing skills. That said, Finn is still able to talk him into siding with Atmos against Cyclonia in the finale.
- 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.
- Eye Scream: Lost his left eye and got some nasty burns on that side of his face from tangling with a mechanical dragon.
- 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 and a prosthetic left arm. 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? He's also genuinely hurt when Finn claims he's a poor dancer.
- Sinister Scimitar: His favored weapon is a crystal-powered energy cutlass.
A 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.
- HeelFace Turn: In "Payback", he finally has enough of the Cyclonians and decides to help Piper.
A renowned explorer of the Atmos out to solidify his name for himself by going where no one had gone before and uncovering ancient history.
- Bolivian Army Ending: Last we saw of him, he faced a bright light which may have been on the Far Side.
- Broken Pedestal: For Piper, who goes from gushing over his accomplishments to disgusted he would willingly work with Cyclonians for fame. She even throws away the photo and book she recently got autographed by him.
- For Science!: Most of what he does, if only to further his own legend.
- It's All About Me: Even before his lack of morals or ethics are revealed, it's clear that he sees himself and his reputation as his top priorities.
- Small Name, Big Ego: While not exactly a "small" name in his field, he seems to be under the impression that he can just order the Cyclonians and Snipe around like hired dogs just because Master Cyclonis agreed to help him. Snipe is quick to hand him a reality check once they actually make it into the Forbidden City.
- The Unfettered: Working with Cyclonians, endangering Terra Aquanos? Domiwick's willing to pay the price for his research and fame.