|Ride||Air Skimmer III Ultra|
|Squadron||Original Storm Hawks|
|Position||Sky Knight Leader|
|Weapon||Two-Handed Crystal Blade|
|Relative(s)||Aerrow (Son), Unknown wife|
He was the best Sky Knight in the whole entire Atmos but unforuntely he was betrayed by his own co-pilot at that time (later Dark Ace).
His mission was to unite the terras and rid Atmos of evil. He was the leader of the Atmos Alliance, a massive Sky Knight army united for a battle against Cyclonia 10 years before the series began. Origins As the legends have said, he was the best sky knight in the Atmos. Lightning Strike was confident of victory after they had broken through the Raptors line of defense. He defeated the Repton and his 4 brothers in 1 single stike, even the Cyclonians were scared of him. While both the Storm Hawks and the Rex Guardians approached the fortress, he was suddenly betrayed by his co-pilot, by pulling out his energy blade and pushed him into the Wastelands to his death. Lightning Strike may have had many loyal followers and friends, but because he was too nice, he couldn't realize the traitor.[note 1]
Lightning Strike is believed to be Aerrow's father. This has never been confirmed nor denied. Aerrow is revealed to be the last descendant of Lightning Strike by one of the three Guardians who are watching over him in episode 46 "Origins". The striking resemblance between Aerrow and Lightning Strike lends a strong support to the father/son theory and the fact that 'you killed my father' makes for an epic story line. Aerrow would have been 4 years old during the battle against Cyclonia, which arises questions as to why he does not associate Lightning Strike as being his father, though he may not even remember his father at all. It might be fate that Aerrow and Dark Ace are rivals, in order to get revenge for his dad even though Aerrow might not know that Lightning Strike is his father.
Not much is known about Lightning Strike, due mainly to the fact that he died ten years before the show's timeline begins. What is known is that he was brave, strong, good hearted and all the qualities that make a good Sky Knight. His downfall was that he was far too trusting. We can assume that either Dark Ace is a good actor or that Lightning Strike liked to look for the good in people.
His ride was the Air Skimmer III Ultra which was similar to Aerrow's. It was equipped with a secondary cock-pit for the co-pilot who later became the Dark Ace at the time. It was heavily damaged and fell into the Wastelands. A special crystal fuel afterburner that gives the ultra a short, powerful boost when used (as long as it doesn't explode).
Same design as a regular III with incredible and amazing upgrades. Lightning Strike's model is equipped with a special light-weight frame, which helps to cancel out the extra weight from heavier armor paneling. very little weaponary is attached, in case he goes into hand to hand aerial combat. Also the Storm Hawk symbol on the skimmer can be taken out to be a sheild like in episode 1 when Aerrow fought with Dark Ace.
Lightning Strike's weapon was a long double pronged energy blade and he also carried the Storm Hawks shield with him into battle. He is shown to be extremely proficient with his blade, easily destroying 5 ships in one strike. The Dark Ace used Lightning Strike's blade to defeat him and then destroyed the Sky Knight army in one devastating attack.[note 2] He kept the weapon for himself and the shield was shown falling to the Wastlelands. It is also powered by a rare blue crystal like Aerrow's twin blade. the size of it is height='280' width='340'> you can switch crystal by inserting a new crystal at the end of the handle like how Dark Ace took his blade then switched it with a fire bolt crystal. A two handed long blade that fires out deadly blasts of energy.
- Aerrow (Son or Grandson)
- Unknown wife
- It could be that his blade was also powered by a rare blue striker crystal because Aerrow got his weapons with the crystal from the condor so the blade must have been powered by it too.
- It is possible that the Dark Ace destroyed Lightning Strike´s parachute/glider when betraying him.
- In the last episode called Cyclonia Risising, the last attack/incantation Piper and Aerrow used was called 'Lightning Strike.'
- ↑ Lighting Strike is never seen receiving a mortal injury. As he was last seen falling into the Wastelands there is a small chance that he could have survived the betrayal, but he has never revealed himself and it is extremely likely that the fall was fatal.
- ↑ It is assumed that Lightning Strike's remaining crew were killed as none have shown themselves, yet there is some mystery to Stork making no mention of bodily remains being discovered on the Condor. One could assume that any survivors perished in the Wastelands.
|Characters of Atmos|
|Storm Hawks: Aerrow | Piper |Finn | Junko | Stork | Radarr | Lightning Strike|
|Third Degree Burners / Saharr: Blister | Burner|
|Rebel Ducks / Terra Gale: Dove | Wren|
|Rex Guardians / Terra Rex: Harrier|
|Red Eagles / Atmosia: Carver|
|Absolute Zeros / Blizzaris: Suzy Lu | Billy Rex|
|Interceptors / Mesa: Starling|
|Neck Deeps / Aquanos: Tritonn|
|Others: Arygyn | Gundstaff|
|Cyclonian Empire: Master Cyclonis | Dark Ace | Mr. Moss | Ravess | Snipe | Lynn Garrett|
|Raptors: Repton | Hoerk | Leugey | Spitz|
|Murk Raiders: Captain Scabulous|
|Others: I.J. Domiwick | The Colonel|