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“Fight and Flight!”
    —Air Strike's official catchphrase

Air Strike and Birdie are an Air elemental falconer Sensei and his Blue Zephyr Falcon friend in Skylanders: Imaginators that teach Imaginators of the Brawler Class. They are available in the Gryphon Park Observatory Adventure Pack.

Background

Biography

Before he began training Brawlers, Air Strike trained birds – especially the rare Blue Zephyr Falcons. They were once one of Skylands’ most endangered species, but Air Strike taught them how to defend themselves from predators... and not fly into windows. Birds would come from all over Skylands to learn his proven techniques. But despite their new defensive skills, the Blue Zephyr Falcons continued to be hunted by a band of evil trolls, who liked to use their eggs in blue-bacon omelets. So it was time for Air Strike to strike back! He journeyed to the peak of the Zephyr Mountain and single handedly took down the trolls, rescuing the stolen eggs. After returning them to their mother, one of the eggs hatched, revealing a very energetic Falcon that would not leave his side. Air Strike named him “Birdie” – and together, they now use their skills to train Skylanders, despite Master Eon’s crippling fear of falcons.

Gameplay

Stats

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: ??? (max. 0)
  • Speed: ?? (max. 48)
  • Armor: ?? (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: ?? (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 190
  • Defense: 200
  • Agility: 250
  • Luck: 160

Abilities

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Gryphon Park Observatory
Sky-Chi Ability
Requires unlocking from the
Brawler Sensei Shrine
Bird Brawl Bird Dive Bomb
Secret Falling Palm Strike!
Fight and Flight

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to attack with or without the Falcon!

Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to send out or call the Falcon down for a dive bomb attack - all with a trail of explosive feathers!

Price: 4000
Hold Attack 2 to launch yourself into the sky to do the Secret Falling Palm Strike technique!
View Sky-Chi
The ultimate Sensei attack! Hold Special Attack to perform your Sky-Chi power! Press Attack 1 for an additional swift dash forward!
View Soul Gem

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Spinning Bird Fist! Storm Front Finish We Have Liftoff Side of Eggs
Price: 500

Press Attack 3 to attack with a special strike! The Falcon sucks enemies into the attack!

Price: 700

Add wind to the final hit of your Attack 1 four-combo attack!

Price: 900

Sending up the Falcon will also launch nearby enemies and reflect enemy projectiles!

Price: 1200

Sending off the Falcon leaves an explosive egg you can hit - which contains a random prize!


Primal Elements
View What Goes Up
Gain the power of wind and lightning!
Eye of the Storm Gale Force One with the Elements
Price: 1700

While the Falcon is out, you gain a windy aura that damages anything you touch and reduces damage you take!

Price: 2200

Your feather placements do more damage when they touch enemies and when they explode!

Price: 3000

Every Bird Brawl attack shoots out wind power!

What Goes Up
View Primal Elements
Improve the Falcon's attacks!
Free Range Eggs Smooth Landing Chance of Showers
Price: 1700

The Side of Eggs upgrade now explodes into more valuable prizes!

Price: 2200

While the Falcon is out, press Attack 1 thrice, HOLD Attack 1 to coordinate a devastating landing attack!

Price: 3000

Egg bombs fall from the sky while the Falcon is out.



Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Fight and Flight!"
  • "Say, Portal Master, wanna give your Imaginators a shot at the title? Well, let me at 'em, I'll make them tough." - Sensei Training Bonus
  • "And to be even tougher, they need to learn my secret technique for Brawlers." - Secret Technique Bonus
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Got it!"
  • "Up and coming!" - bounce pad
  • "You punks are looking for a fight, you sure found one!" - before a battle
  • "C'mon, put up your dukes!"
  • "Those guys looked pretty tough, but they got no heart." - after a battle
  • "Hah, pulverized the bums! Yeah, sure, the bird helped a little, too."
  • "How 'bout that, Birdie, all our training really paid off!"
  • "Pretty soon we'll be ready for a shot at the title." - level up
  • "Hear that, Birdie? Moving up the ranks!"
  • "These numbers ain't nothin' but numbers! Can't measure what's really inside a guy. Or bird..." - checking stats
  • "Ring-a ding ding!" - Gong Battle Start
  • "Sky-Chi smackdown!" - Sky-Chi - Fight and Flight
  • "Who wants some more of that, huh?" - End of Sky-Chi

Gallery

Trivia

  • Though Air Strike is a a duo, unlike Fright Rider, Rocky Roll and Eye-Brawl, it is named only after the falconer.
  • Birdie's bladed wings and feet resemble Blades' weaponry.
    • He also caws with the same sound as Whiskers.
  • The duo has a peculiar magic moment - Air Strike enters the game facing the wrong way before correcting himself, and Birdie enters it offscreen before flying to his friend.
  • In prototype versions of their figure, Birdie was a bright cyan.
  • When first placed on the portal, Air Strike grants Imaginators backpack wings that resemble Birdie's, and knuckles fashioned after metal wings when his Shrine is opened.
  • Air Strike is the only Sensei who doesn't use any kind of weapon in combat. Instead, he commands Birdie to attack the enemies for him.
  • When Air Strike is driving a vehicle, Birdie is absent.
  • Air Strike is the first air Skylander to have Air in his name.

References

Skylanders
AirSymbolSkylanders Air Skylanders AirSymbolSkylanders

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Fling Kong - Gusto - Thunderbolt
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac - Stormblade
Skylanders: Imaginators
Air Strike - Bad Juju - Wild Storm
Minis / Eon's Elite
Breeze - Pet-Vac / Elite Whirlwind
Alt Decos
Egg Bomber Air Strike - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac - Mystical Bad Juju - Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Gourmet Gusto

KaosSymbolSkylanders Sensei Kaos KaosSymbolSkylanders

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