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“A Storm Is Coming!”
    —Thunderbolt's official catchphrase

Thunderbolt is one of the Air Trap Masters in Skylanders: Trap Team.

Background

Physical Traits

Thunderbolt's body is made up of swirling dark clouds.  His back and his stomach both are equipped with a steel plate embedded with the Trap Master logo. His face is light blue with yellow eyes that have red pupils, blue lightning streak eyebrows, and an steel head plating embroidered with the Air element that reaches across his forehead and steel shoulder guards.  His hands have four fingers and they are light blue with steel arm guards.

Personality

Thunderbolt is a fierce competitor who faces each opponent with honor and bravery.[1]

Biography

Epically strong and heroically competitive, Thunderbolt grew up on legendary Mount Cloudpierce. Every year, his people held a contest to determine who would wield the Storm Sword – a legendary blade with the power to change the seasons in Skylands. To Thunderbolt, this would be a great honor. But on the day he won the contest and was about to be presented with the sword, a Frost Mage snatched it and plunged all of Skylands into a wintery deep-freeze. Undaunted, Thunderbolt bravely took chase. Riding twin bolts of chained lightning, he overtook the mage, reclaimed the sword, and restored balance to the weather systems in Skylands. For his heroic actions, Thunderbolt was made a member of the Trap Team, and he now uses his Traptanium Storm Sword to strike evil at every turn!

Gameplay

Thunderbolt can use his enormous Traptanium Storm Sword which causes lightning to blast out with every swing, he can also use it to create a tornado that pulls in enemies. Thunderbolt can even shoot storm clouds from his own cloudy body which shocks enemies.

Stats

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

  • Health: 410 (max. 820)
  • Speed: 60 (max. 108)
  • Armor: 48 (max. 78)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

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

  • Strength: 140
  • Defense: 250
  • Agility: 100
  • Luck: 70

Abilities

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Time Town
Traptanium Thundersword Storm Clouds
Lightning Rain
Thunderboltprimarypower

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to swing the Traptanium Thundersword.

Thunderboltsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to summon a cloud that rains pain down on enemies.

Thunderboltsoulgempower
Price: 4000
Hold Attack 1 and then press Attack 2 to call in a lightning storm..

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

Lightning Clouds Hurricane Pain More Thunder Hurricane Pain Remains
Thunderboltbasicupgrade1
Price: 500

Charge up Storm Clouds with the Thunderbolt, causing them to shoot lightning.

Thunderboltbasicupgrade2
Price: 700

Press Attack 3 to summon a Twister.

Thunderboltbasicupgrade3
Price: 900

Traptanium Thundersword does more damage.

Thunderboltbasicupgrade4
Price: 1200

Twister lasts longer, does more damage, and sucks in clouds.


Power Conductor
View I of the Storm
Improve Traptanium Thundersword attacks.
Direct Current Thunder Thrust Just Add Lightning
Thunderboltpath1upgrade1
Price: 1700

Press Attack 1, Attack 1 HOLD Attack 2 for Power Conductor combo.

Thunderboltpath1upgrade2
Price: 2200

Press Attack 1, Attack 1, HOLD Attack 3 for a Thunder Thrust combo.

Thunderboltpath1upgrade3
Price: 3000

Press Attack 1, Attak 1, HOLD Attack 1 to add some lightning power to your sword slam.

I of the Storm
View Power Conductor
Improve Lightning attacks.
Stormier and Stormier Charge It Up! Exploding Clouds
Thunderboltpath2upgrade1
Price: 1700

All lightning attacks have extra range and do increased damage.

Thunderboltpath2upgrade2
Price: 2200

Charge up Storm Clouds with the Thundersword with extra power.

Thunderboltpath2upgrade3
Price: 3000

Storm Clouds can be overchanrge with lightning and explode for maximum damage.


Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • TBA (Primary Attack): TBA
  • TBA (Secondary Attack): TBA

Upgrades

  • TBA (requires level: TBA): TBA
  • TBA (requires level: TBA): TBA
  • TBA (requires level: TBA): TBA

Trap Attack Preview

Thunderbolttrapattack
Trap Attack: Fill up the Trap Attack gauge by defeating enemies and collecting TRAPTANIUM shards.
Once the gauge is full, press [L] to unleash a devastating attack, unique to each Trap Master!

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "A Storm Is Coming!"
  • "Storm Ahead!"
  • "Cool!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Cyclone!"
  • "Tornado!"
  • "Twister!"
  • "Unstoppable!"
  • "Unleash the fury!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Up and Away!"
  • "Taken by Storm!"
  • "Storm up!"
  • "Rain down the thunder!"
  • "Right as rain!"
  • "That was a blast!"
  • "What a breeze!"
  • "Fly high!"
  • "Blowing through!"
  • "The pressure is rising!" - when traptanium thunder sword glows
  • "My energy is surging!" - when traptaniun thunder sword glows
  • "A flurry of treasure!" - after opening a treasure chest
  • "Downpour!" - after opening a treasure chest
  • "Power blast!" - when leveling up
  • "Super storm!" - when leveling up 
  • "The wind is at my back!" - when checking stats
  • "The sky's the limit!" - when checking stats
  • "This could be a natural disaster" - when wearing a hat
  • "I look absolutely...striking!" - when wearing a hat

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • He is similar to Lightning Rod:
    • Both are Air Skylanders.
    • Both have lower torsos composed of clouds.
    • Both use storm and electrical attacks.
    • Both of their names are based on electricity.
  • The name of Thunderbolt's home, Mount Cloudpierce, is similar to Mount Cloudbreak.
  • There is a glitch that removes Thunderbolt's cloud and make him appear without any legs. To perform this the player must approach the Mirror of Mystery next to the vortex. Pressing the button will allow Glumshanks to come. The player has to press "NO" to make the cloud disappear.
  • In Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing, instead of his regular catchphrase, he'll say "Taking the World by Storm".[2]

References

  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection (2015), page 10
  2. All Trap Team Skylanders in SuperChargers Racing part 2
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