-1An Essay On Storm Hawks

This is exactly what it sounds like- a collection of essays on various topics that interest me. I'm going to do my best to be unbiased when I dissect the characters, geography, and science of the world of Atmos. Let's start with the most interesting topic- The Storm Hawks themselves, and Starling.

And yeah, THIS is what I've been doing instead of working on The Limit.

Aerrow.

He's dynamic at first glance, a bit boring as a concept, but thought-provoking when you take him apart. He's the paper cut-out hero for the paper cut-out villains, with a strong leader voice, the ability to do anything he sets his mind to, and a strong sense of right VS wrong. He's patient, caring, and even if he doesn't always understand what's wrong he'll always try to fix it, and is loyal to a fault. Aerrow's strength lies in his natural talent as a Sky Knight and never-ending drive to finish what his ancestors started.

This last comment brings me to the most interesting part of Aerrow himself, which is the reason for his starting the Storm Hawks in the first place. The show is very vague, but after squeezing a few answers out of Ace himself and listening carefully to the new opener, there's definitely something supernatural going on with Aerrow. Aerrow was chosen to be the new leader? By whom, exactly? Why does Ace say that the Oracle makes a return trip eventually, in the official interview most of you have probably already read/listened to? Aerrow, in his first fight with Carver, wins by a lucky shot. This is probably his first battle, so even though he has speed and strength Carver wins through sheer experience. Then we have the destiny-altering moment when Aerrow uses the Lightning Claw for the first time... the part that stands out the most to me is Piper's expression when he leaps into the air, and he knocks Carver out with one blow.

She does look a bit frightened, no?

This is a side of Aerrow that's slowly emerging as the show goes on. He may not have the necessary know-how, but he and Radarr are incredibly resourceful. Their strength lies in flexibility, the ability to adapt their plan as the situation changes, and in a fight it can change in a matter of seconds. Knowing their gear inside and out certainly doesn't hurt. More and more he's proving to be practically unstoppable, and as his team grows with him they certainly are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future.

Aerrow's weakness is that he's still only fourteen years old. Physically he looks closer to sixteen (I was surprised to learn his real age, but then again I know a thirteen year old who's six feet tall so it's not impossible) and even though he's mature for his age he has lapses. Aerrow is an orphan and in charge of three other orphans (I left Stork out for a reason; he's an adult). He has to make sure they're fed, clothed, and reasonably healthy and happy. This is a priority to him, one that conflicts with what I'm going to call his Supernatural Responsibility, or his "destiny" to save the Atmos and defeat Cyclonia like he was "chosen" to do. He wants to have fun and be with his friends, like most normal teenagers do. Even though they're in the middle of a war, these kids find a way to make some semblance of normality and stability in their very confusing and turbulent world, and Aerrow is the focus that they all hinge upon. He may not be the oldest, but he's the only one with this Supernatural Responsibility and that changes him, makes him more receptive to being the leader and taking charge of a situation. This stress on a normal fourteen year old would probably crumple him, but even if Aerrow is the leader he has a great team to help share the burden, even if none of them really recognize what they're doing yet. His team is another strength, and one I'm going to focus in on right now.

Piper.

In charge of navigations, tactics, crystals, and keeping everyone clean, Piper doesn't have Aerrow's Supernatural Responsibility but makes up for it in natural responsibility. In the Episode "Forbidden City", only she and Aerrow manage to land the correct way when the floor falls out beneath them. Everyone else comically crumples to the floor (Junko: At least I landed on something squishy!) It's a small thing, but nevertheless a hint as to them being a little bit above their team mates.

As the only girl on the ship I believe she's taken on the Mother role, as well as older sister. I'm saying older sister only in a psychological sense since we don't know who is older than whom, because Ace only said that "they're all around fourteen years old… except for Stork who's around twenty". She feels the need to be in control all the time, because she's learned that when left to their own devices, Aerrow, Finn, Junko, and Stork are all sadly lacking in the home ec. department.

Even though they all try to be normal in their own way, I feel that Piper is the focus of the love and nurturing on the ship. She and Aerrow make it ordered and provide discipline and focus. They're the ones who take it from being a group of mercenaries fighting for the side of good and make them a family, or as close to a family as these orphans have. (However, one must note that Junko is the one who probably provides the most open affection for everyone.) She's meticulous and careful, probably set up as a defense against the chaos that most likely runs rampant in their world. Aerrow's always so great at everything he never bothers to make a plan, but that doesn't run well for the rest of the guys, so Piper makes plans for them whether they like it or not. Piper is the oil that keeps the big strong gears running smoothly. Without her there to nag, they rust, they break, they fall apart, and worst of all is that they don't even know why.

I feel Piper isn't fully appreciated for the job she does, but that runs the same for Stork. Again, I'll get to him later. Now we're focusing on Piper.

Piper is amazingly talented, but not the way Aerrow is. Aerrow has his supernatural boost, but Piper is just plain genius. Her official profile on the Storm Hawk's website says she speaks more than five language fluently, is a black belt in the Storm Hawk's Universe version of Kung Fu (amusingly called Sky Fu) and is of course a master at the crystal sciences, a field considered difficult at best. What's more, she's self-taught, as she reveals to Lark in Episode Six, "Best Friends Forever".

Lark: Well, where are your books?

Piper: I don't really have any. (shrugs)

Lark: You mean… you taught yourself all of this?

And of course since we then find out that "Lark" is actually Master Cyclonis in disguise, this comment holds more weight. Cyclonis is the leading expert at controlling, designing, constructing, and utilizing crystals. Period. The fact that self-centered Cyclonis admires Piper as an equal says a lot.

Piper's weakness lies in her impatience, her frustration at her hard work not always being recognized, and having only limited resources. She could improve vastly with some proper tutoring (even if she might resent being told what to do) and maybe a real female role model besides Starling, who's never around. Piper is a girly girl at times, a teacher's pet who wants to be praised, admired, and respected. She has moments of depression, of wanting more than life on the run from Cyclonians and constantly ducking their way out of danger. The thrill of it is great, she feels, but she knows that this can't last forever. In the episode "Forbidden City", she asks the Oracle what she's supposed to do with her life, suggesting insecurity in being where she is right now. She knows there's something better out there, waiting... or at least, she hopes there is. She fumbles along pretty well on her own, but guidance is something she craves, and a straight and narrow path with no surprises, where everything is nice and ordered.

Finn.

Ahh... Finn.

Finn, Finn, Finn... Where do I start? He's immature, block-headed, horny, selfish, seems to be impaired from ever thinking of long-term consequences, way too confident in his own mediocre abilities, and emotionally retarded. In other words, he's a perfectly normal fourteen year old boy, and that's what sets him apart from the other Storm Hawks. He has no Supernatural Responsibility, no special skills (besides being a crack-shot with the crossbow), and doesn't even really want to be a good guy. I get the distinct feeling he's only along for the ride. Aerrow and Piper decided one day they were going to be heroes and since they just couldn't leave Finn behind they decided to let him tag along. He wants to be respected and admired, like Piper, but he doesn't have the drive to do the work necessary for that. He wants to be strong and talented, like Aerrow, but has no Supernatural Responsibility and again no dedication to practicing any sort of fighting technique. He's lazy but brings a lot of normality to the ship, since everyone has to deal with his average problems and his real-world mentality, "lets NOT be a hero and go have fun and stay in one piece!'. Like a lot of fourteen year old boys, he's also obsessed with sex. The only problem is, the type of girl who would be best for him (say, a smart and mature girl who can take care of him... like Piper...) are the types of girls he just doesn't understand.

His weakness is that he's just so normal, he doesn't stand a chance against the supernatural or above average problems the rest of the crew have to deal with. He crumples under pressure (he goes crazy if he so much as skips lunch, as Piper so dutifully pointed out in episode seven) and can't handle new problems the way Aerrow so effortlessly does. He also seems to get eaten by wild animals a lot. And his ride gets trashed a lot. Actually, everything bad that could ever happen seems to happen to Finn for no reason at all.

His strength is that he keeps everyone grounded, a reminder of how things are supposed to be, instead of always fighting the Cyclonians. He's also pretty witty, and it takes smarts to be witty. He might not be book-smart like Piper or Stork, or tech-smart like Junko, but he can be perceptive of a situation if only enough to make fun of it and draw attention away from his own flaws.

And yet in the episode "King For A Day", we finally see some growth on his part. He realizes that he has to get over himself long enough to help the people of Vapos, and then he goes back to being his normal wise-cracking self, but in future episodes you do notice a difference. He seems to still be growing as time goes by, and only time will tell what the finished product will be. Personally, I have hope for him. I think he'll eventually learn through trial and error how to be a better person, to be a little more selfless, and become a great man.

Stork.

My personal favorite. Stork is a Merb, a seemingly amphibian humanoid creature that's excessively paranoid. Terra Merb (land of the Merbs) is a place of constant destruction, random storms, and rampant diseases. Thus, all Merbs are constantly on alert for any sort of danger. This makes Stork very useful as a team mate, but his warnings are often misheard because the times he's actually right about danger are far less common than the times he's concerned about spontaneously combusting. Stork is an interesting character because despite his obsessive paranoia, he's the pilot of a rusty old bucket of a ship that's constantly crashing. His companions are four reckless teenagers who face death on a daily basis. Yet he stays because the Condor is the only place he feels secure, despite the danger. In the episode "Age of Heroes, Part I":

Aerrow: So we're not official, but I'm still a Sky Knight, you're still my squadron, and we're all still friends, right?

Stork: Oh? I'm only with you until something better comes along.

Though he appeared to say this in total seriousness, he was probably being sarcastic- NOT, I must note, because he actually is friends with them, but because he knows there will never be another place like the Condor. She's an old ship, but she's reliable to him, and no one can fly her like he does. I truly think he's in love with the Condor.

Out of all the characters, Stork is remarkable because he's the one who grows the most, despite being the oldest member of the group. In the beginning of the series he never left the Condor except for emergencies or if he was dragged out; by the time of the episode "Forbidden City" he willingly leaves the Condor and designs his own personal skimmer-like ride, the Storkmobile. He goes out on missions with the rest, and his confidence skyrockets. He's still growing as a character, like Finn, but more obviously so.

Stork's strength is that when everything is at its worst (even though he is the one generally needing protection) he stands up tall and saves the day. He can be relied on in the moments of extreme danger (everything is exploding and we're all about to die), but not always so on the more mundane matters such as being nice to you at the dinner table. He's also a whiz with technology, even managing to put together a fully-functional motorcycle out of spare parts in under two seconds flat. (Episode four, "The Code").

He's bipolar in just about every sense of the word, and most disturbing is the fact that even though he does his best to avoid danger at all costs, when in a dangerous situation the risks just seem to... excite him.

Stork: Phew! That could have ended worse. (slow, sickeningly pleased smile as he considers the alternatives) Much, much worse…

Stork is the most unstable member of the group and an obvious outsider despite the other's attempts to include him. If it weren't for the fact that he seems to have grown a bit fond of the other characters as well as being obsessed about the Condor, he'd be prime villain material.

Piper: Cyclonia… just as ugly below.

Stork: Eh. It does have a certain… Dark charm. I wonder how they decorate the dungeons?

Piper: This place is really giving me the creeps!

Stork: I think it's kinda homey!

Junko.

My second favorite male character, Junko is too adorable for words. He is the gentle giant of the group and the one with the least complications, but he is far from 'normal'. Junko is a Wallop, a race of humanoid rhino-people who inhabit Terra Wallop. Though we haven't met any other Wallop characters in the show (besides a deranged dentist), from what we've learned on the episode "Tranquility Now" is that most wallops are big and mean and stupid. Even though Junko might not be all that quick on his toes, he's proved to be anything but mean and is "intellectual" ("Storm Warning" sees him reading a book in his spare time). Even when Finn is callous to him ("Calling all Domos" and "Absolute Power") Junko takes it all in stride. He doesn't hold grudges, he's always quick to forgive, and expresses more affection to the rest of the group than anyone else combined. He's generous with hugs and I-Love-Yous, probably glad to find that humans are more receptive to the gentler emotions than other Wallops, who treat him badly because of his "weak" personality.

Despite this, Junko isn't afraid to use violence when necessary, though he does prefer to talk things out he's not one to shy away from ripping a door open or smashing a few buildings.

Junko's strength is his strength, of course.

Something interesting: In the episode "Tranquility Now" Junko loses his Knuckle Busters, but when he's wearing the fake ones he says they're even stronger than the real ones. Could this mean the Knuckle Busters are actually a method of controlling Junko's insane strength? His Aunt Eunice might have lied to him, you know. But what about Finn? you say. He went all strong when he wore them. Yes, but that's because there might be a fixed strength to the Knuckle Busters, and for a moment Finn was at Knuckle Buster Level Strength and that was too much for him to control. But this level of fixed strength is actually less than what Junko can do on his own, but since it's fixed he can't go beyond that, because they're designed to be only a certain amount of strong. When Junko was young he didn't use his natural strength at all; he tapped into the power of the Knuckle Busters, which made him feel more comfortable with using his own strength. But since he didn't know about the limitations of the Knuckle Busters, he figured that without them he was nothing, when it was actually quite the opposite.

Let's go DBZ for a moment. Let's say that normal humans, like Finn, have a power level of two. Normal wallops have a power level of five. Anyone wearing the Knuckle Busters automatically has a power level of six, but cannot go any further than six. Junko's power level is seven (or maybe six-and-a-half), but since he's wearing the Busters half the time, and the Busters cannot go beyond six, he then has a fixed power level of six. Thus, when he was young and refused to use his own strength (or rather he didn't believe he had any strength, due to psychological trauma caused by bullying) his Aunt Eunice gave him the Busters. The Busters had inherent Power Level Six abilities, which is greater than most wallops, thus causing Junko to become "a whole 'nother wallop." and giving him a confidence boost, to boot.

Humans- Two.

Normal Wallops- Five.

People Wearing Busters- Six (AND NO MORE THAN SIX!!)

Junko- Around seven.

Since he says that without the busters, his strength is TOO POWERFUL to control, we're going to assume that Junko's normal power level (meaning, without busters) is higher than a normal wallop but not terribly so, since this whole "TOO POWERFUL" thing was just his head messing with him while under the affects of being zapped by a crystal.

His weakness is... is... well it used to be his denial of his own strength, but I suppose now his only weakness is being gullible and easy to persuade. With fast-talking Finn and rational Piper around to protect him, though, I wouldn't worry too much about Junko.

Starling.

Starling is something of an enigma since she doesn't get as much screen time as the Storm Hawks do. Ace says she's around Stork's age, so I'm going to assume when the other Interceptors died she was probably around the same age as the Storm Hawks are now.

Starling is a cool customer, always ready with the right answer and very much the only adult figure the Storm Hawks have in their life (Stork doesn't really count since he doesn't provide much guidance and is probably more around eighteen years old, while Starling probably is around her mid twenties already, and an experienced veteran soldier). She's also a bit distant, afraid of making new friends because of her early loss.

Starling's strength is her know-how, and her unbreakable spirit. She's the future the Storm Hawks have, I believe, if they stick on the path they are on now. Sharp, smart, and in-control, Starling doesn't let anything get in her way.

However, she's also one of the most damaged and fragile characters. Her tough exterior is a necessity; when you suffer the way she has, the only options are to break or to melt and reform into something stronger. She doesn't let people get too close to her, but the Storm Hawks are slowly melting her frozen exterior.

And.. not much else to say, unless you want to count theories. I have a theory about Starling and the reptiles of Bogaton, that she used to be friends with them and something happened with the Interceptors and the Raptors. That's why in "Age of Heroes part II" she shows up with a bit of technology that uses the same golden energy that the Raptors use. The Terradons and her must still be pretty close...

And now we move on to the Cyclonians.

Master Cylonis.

My favorite female lead, because even though she falls into several Bad Guy stereotypes it's the things that aren't explicitly stated about her that make her all the more fascinating: her level of power at such a young age, her history as Cyclonis, the male voice that sometimes accompanies her own for no particular reason other than to emphasize a point, and her ability with crystals. Cyclonis is another cool customer, but she's more sarcastic and biting than Starling is. Out of all the main characters she gets the least screen time. She appears in "Age of Heroes" parts one and two, for maybe a minute in "Tranquility Now", and most notably for the entirety of the episode "Best Friends Forever." But after that all the way up until the yet-to-be-aired episode 27, she shows up not at all, except in passing mention and a statue raised to her in the Talon Academy, and in two brief hallucinations in episodes "Forbidden City" and "Siren's Song" to Aerrow and Piper respectively.

Speaking of which I can't write an essay about Cyclonis without mentioning her odd relationship with Piper. Just about every Storm Hawks fan is clamoring about the notorious episode six, "Best Friends Forever", which is one of the most blatantly lesbian-leaning episodes I've seen in an anime or cartoon that wasn't already blatantly lesbian. (Even the mud wrestle scene between Terra and Raven from "Teen Titans" was them basically fighting over Beast Boy and the love of the team). The tension in that scene where they're alone together in Piper's room was really shocking to me considering this is a kid's show. Up until then we'd seen moments with Piper and other girls- winking at them, whisking them away from the playboy Finn a little bit more forcefully than prudently necessary- but in this episode if you pay attention to their expressions (and the Storm Hawks animation style is beautifully detailed in every facial expression they create, with fluid eyebrows and expressive mouth and eyes that shift to fit the scene) Piper just can't seem to keep her admiring eyes off of "Lark". Or her hands, for that matter. They hold hands two times on screen that we can see. Piper has her arms around Lark's waist when they're riding in the heliscooter together, even though in episode three "Gale Force Winds" when Dove is riding with Piper (and during much more dangerous conditions with the wind blowing and enemies firing on them, etc, where it would be normal for you to want to latch on to somebody, right?) Dove seems to be keeping her place on the seat just fine without even sitting close to Piper.

What the?

And then Lark reveals herself to be Cyclonis- I would have actually have been surprised if I hadn't already read a summary of the episode. The disguise really WAS perfect, even if the creators lead you to believe that Lark just might be some random villain there to thwart them and not Cyclonis herself. Piper by this point already has her suspicions… yet she still says nothing until the very last moment, maybe not wanting to believe this girl she just met could be…I could go on and on about the things that might have happened off-screen and my theories about Cyclonis and sexuality, but let's just return to the subject of Cyclonis as a whole.

Cyclonis's strength lies in the fact that she is an empress with vast resources at her disposal. Besides Wren in episode three, she's the only other character who can manipulate a crystal without a medium (such as a weapon to equip it to), and notably she's the only one who's ever done anything like making a crystal act contrary to its own undeniable nature (although Arygyn in "The Lesson" seems to be able to drain them of their power). The purple striker crystal in her staff temporarily changes color and morphs into a frost crystal in episode two "Age of Heroes, part II". The blue striker crystal in Finn's crossbow bolt freezes in midair when she holds her hand out to it. It also changes color to a foreboding blood red before dematerializing and exploding outwards with enough force to knock Junko off his feet. Cyclonis's knowledge of crystals, therefore, goes far beyond the norm. She seems to have such an intimate relationship with them that she prefers them to people, as we've seen in a few episodes she's always diligently at work creating a new crystal in her lab. In my fan fiction "The Limit" I've likened this relationship to crystals with Stork's relationship to the Condor and Aerrow's ability to do… well… just about anything he wants.

Cyclonis's weakness is the incompetence of her subordinates and a short temper that leads her to do stupid things when the Storm Hawks are involved. She's also quite mad, in my opinion, or at least unbalanced, and might even be possessed by some unknown spirit. This would explain the ghostly male undertone and the reason for a young girl to want to take over the world, and to have the powers she has. It would also explain her sadness at not being normal enough to "hang out" with Piper.

The Dark Ace (at the risk of being bashed by every fan girl, ever).

I believe that the Dark Ace is one of the finest characters in the Storm Hawks universe… off-screen, through inference, and in past tense. On-screen and currently he's a bumbling, short-tempered, snarling, mean-spirited, sometimes stupid, insanely vengeful man with a yen for small boys.

But then again maybe that's just me.

Look at the Sky Knights we have seen so far- all of them fight on their rides. The only exception to this rule is the red-headed leader of the previous Storm Hawks, and the Dark Ace. You'll notice not even Aerrow fights on the wings of his ride until he gets the idea from the Dark Ace, who probably spent years perfecting that technique after he learned it from his former leader. That says a lot about him. He pioneered a brand new fighting technique, for God's sake. He never lost a battle until Aerrow came along with his Supernatural Responsibility. Because Aerrow is just so talented he learned in a few hours what took the Dark Ace half his life. And that, my friends, is why the Dark Ace is now a shadow of the man he used to be.

His strength still lies in the fact that he uses an unorthodox fighting style, but now Aerrow has taken that style and uses it better than he ever did (when was the last time you saw the Dark Ace hopping from wing to wing to wing to wing like Aerrow does in episode six?). The Dark Ace uses it when he can; Aerrow uses it almost all the time. Of course Aerrow has the benefit of having a co-pilot to always be there and catch him when he's free-falling. That does say something about the Dark Ace's skill, again. He has no co-pilot, so the fact that he jumps back onto his ride says a lot. His weakness is that he's passing the prime of his life and Aerrow is slowly but surely taking his place as the finest dogfighter out there. Also, he has a short fuse. He blows his top and he loses it.

Snipe

There's not a lot to say about Snipe because he's tear-inducingly one-dimensional. He's a strong, stupid man who likes to smash things. Nothing more, nothing less.

Ravess

Snipe's sister isn't much better. She's a calculating belle dame sans merci who plays the violin. The one thing I like about her is that she brings her own theme music to battle. That reminds me of the old war time when they would bring drummers and pipers to the battle to cheer on the soldiers. She brings a violinist. She also has very little patience for anything less than perfection.

Repton and the Raptors

Repton is different because he's a pirate, not an actual Cyclonian. He's merciless to his enemies, tends to lose his cool, and is a savage in about every sense of the word though he tries to pretend otherwise. He's also stubborn and independent, and is mean to everyone friends and foe alike. But unfortunately he has the habit of being a kiss-up to Cyclonis and the Colonel, who prove themselves to be his superior. He's a bully only slightly less one-dimensional than Snipe, and that's because he has three younger brothers he needs to take care of because his mother made him promise not to kill them.

The Colonel

I love the way those r's just roll off his tongue. The Colonel is amazing because he's not evil, just self-serving, and because everyone- everyone- is afraid of him, but we don't know exactly why other than the obvious he's a giant mega-gangster spider-man with razor sharp teeth and a belly for anything conceivably edible. I could see him and Cyclonis having tea together as people with mutual interests who feel it prudent to keep an eye on each other to see if they are a threat. Or perhaps The Colonel invited her over as an honest-to-goodness guest, because he does seem to enjoy entertaining people as is seen in episodes "Thunder Run" where he feeds Junko and "Dude, Where's My Condor?" when he takes over the Condor and makes it his own private party ship. If I could make an episode for Storm Hawks, I would have an episode partially focused on the bad guys, just for the opportunity to see Cyclonis and The Colonel interacting. That has the potential to be fascinating/hilarious, like…

Colonel: Ah, Cyclonis, mi corazon, preciosa bonita de mi alma! What a pleasure it is to have you here for dinner. Truly I have waited for the day when I could host such an esteemed person as yourself.

Cyclonis: To refuse an invitation from the Colonel himself wouldn't be in my best interests.

Colonel: Ahahhaaha, no need to be so formal, my pet.

And so on… it would be only partially focused on the bad guys cause that would get boring after a while, and I needs me some Stork/Piper.

The Colonel could be very dangerous, but I get the feeling he wouldn't really do harm to the Storm Hawks or wants them out of his way like Cyclonis does. He just likes to see people scurry around to do his bidding because he used to be extremely violent and now his reputation proceeds him enough so that he doesn't need to be violent at all. Just the threat is enough. And that smug bastard loves every second of it. That's what makes him awesome.

The Murk Raiders

They're all shameless imitations. In my opinion the creators totally phailed. Because they delved so deep into their bag of clichés already there was nothing left but pirates. Oh well. They seem like a hybrid of the pirates of the Caribbean and the reavers from Firefly/Serenity. The interesting thing about them is they seem primarily composed of shrimpy little Merbs with fierce attitudes, when we've already established that "typical" Merbs are like the one you see in every episode- Stork, who's lanky and paranoid. They redeem themselves from their overwhelming cliché-ness by being alarmingly metro sexual. They are only good to keep around "for the lulz."

Did I miss anyone…?

ARYGYN!! Oh my god, of course, how could I forget Arygyn?

Arygyn the Skeelur (WARNING! BIASED OPINIONS AHEAD!)

Though I have no idea where they got that name from, it works. Even if it sounds a bit like rulleeks nigera when pronounced backwards. (ever since I found out Zartacla is Alcatraz backwards I've been poring through every name to find more hidden funniness.)

Arygyn is perhaps the funniest character to pop up thus far, besides Stork, whom he shares a voice actor with. This is the most completely biased entry in this essay, because I LOVE Arygyn and I want everyone to know it. He's such a flaming queen. At first glance I was like, "wat." but as time went on in the episode I started cackling like a mad woman when he would keep on infuriating the Storm Hawks with his inane training style.

But besides that, Arygyn is another enigma. He might just be a Gary-Stu in disguise- he certainly fits all the qualities, right down to the overt flirtatiousness with Aerrow. He might be the only ugly Gary-Stu in existence (sorry Arygyn, but you have wrinkles and a big nose and an annoying voice). He's said to have trained all of the greatest Sky Knights to roam the skies, so in all likelihood he trained Aerrow's ancestor, the one we see in the opener. He's capable of doing everything and not breaking a sweat, as well as being a known descendant of Chuck Norris, Indiana Jones, The Joker, and the previous Master Cyclonis, making him the current Cyclonis's brother. It is a sad thing that his line will most likely not be continued due to the fact that he likes to have butt sex with other men.