WERE THE SILVERHAWKS?
Silverhawks were assembled by Commander Stargazer when Mon*Star
escaped from the prison planet. Among their ranks were several
people from planet Earth - as well as a representative from the
Planet of the Mimes known as the Copper Kid.
team often flew around in an aircraft known as the Mirage.
For more information on the Mirage, keep reading. Lt. Quicksilver
also had a bird-like plane of his own.
were also aided by TallyHawk, a part-bird/part-machine creature
that could do scouting ahead for them and also provide defense.
Haven was the name of the place where the Silverhawks assembled.
It can be seen at the top of this page. Hawk Haven is located
in "Limbo," the galaxy that the Silverhawks are
assigned to protect.
COMMANDER STARGAZER - Commander Stargazer had put Mon*Star away several
years ago and the team was assembled after he put a distress
call to Earth telling them of Mon*Star's escape. Somewhat
older than the other Silverhawks, Stargazer has been meaning
to return to Earth to be "refitted" for a while
but never seems to get around to doing it. His office is set
up like an old 1930's detective's office.
of the best episodes of Silverhawks, titled "Flashback,"
involved an older Stargazer telling the story of the time
the Silverhawks perished - which led the time-traveling hero
known as Flashback to change the course of history.
LT. QUICKSILVER - Jonathan Quick quickly became the leader of the
Silverhawks and acts in the "leaderly" kind of way
that's also seen in, say, Cyclops of the X-Men or Captain
America of the Avengers. Quicksilver also apparently gets
the perks of such leadership. He's usually the one who gets
to keep TallyHawk around, and he's also got a plane of his
own so he doesn't always have to fly around with Bluegrass
and listen to Bluegrass's horrible music.
STEEL WILL & STEEL HEART - Will and Emily Hart are
a powerful twin brother and sister who were both recruited
to be part of the Silverhawks. They also live up to their
names in that they are the only Silverhawks who actually do
have metal hearts. When the process was done that makes a
Silverhawk a Silverhawk, the Harts' hearts rejected it initally.
THE COPPER KID - Maybe as a kid I was mistaken, but he really IS
a kid isn't he? Anyway, the Copper Kid only spoke through
whistles or a synthesized voice. He is the Silverhawks' representative
from the Planet of the Mimes. The Copper Kid also was the
one who always liked to do those little science lessons at
the end of every episode. Why don't cartoons these days have
to have a lesson?
BLUEGRASS - This is the guy who would most definitely win the award
for "Most Irritating." He was also the only one
(am I right?) who *didn't* have a pair of wings... instead
he piloted the Mirage, sometimes with the help of his guitar.
Despite his being so annoying, Bluegrass really meant well,
and was definitely the country heart of the entire team.
THE MIRAGE - This was the Silverhawk's plane which I think was by
far one of the coolest toys of the 1980's (right up there
with the Terror Drome). Bluegrass was the pilot. The four
other Silverhawks would launch out of their own compartments,
and then if the going got REALLY rough, the front part of
the plane (with Bluegrass) would launch out and become a new
smaller craft, and like a "mirage," the back part
would simply disappear.
showing up as Silverhawks later in the series run were Flashback
(that Silverhawk from the future that I had mentioned) and
Hotwing (Silverhawk's token in the vein of Hondo McLean). There was also a character named Condor that I've seen
action figures for that I'm very curious if he was a Silverhawk
or not on the cartoon. If anyone knows, e-mail
get pictures of any of those three as soon as I can.
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