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Sky Shadow is one of the five Air Team robots who make up the mighty super robot Superion Maximus. Did he know about his namesake from the legendary Beast Wars, or was this Sky Shadow, a warrior from times long past, himself the inspiration for the heroic Beast Warrior? The answer is lost to all outside the Allspark.
- Japanese name: Sling
Energon cartoon continuity
Sky Shadow was almost always shown only as a limb to Superion Maximus. When Maximus needed to travel faster than his robot mode could fly, he would occasionally split up into his five component jets, but Sky Shadow and the other limbs were never shown to transform out of jet mode or act as individuals. Hot Shot was playing.The team also appeared as separate jets in a video game
Later, Sky Shadow was blown up in a fight with Bruticus Maximus. His scattered bits were not expected to recover.
- Sky Shadow (Basic, 2004)
- Team ID number: A2
- Accessories: Shield/double cannon, energon star
- Sky Shadow shares a mold with his teammate Terradive, transforming into a red and black A-10 Thunderbolt. He can also form a leg or arm to any Energon-series "Powerlinx Combiner" super robot, though his nominal placement is as the right leg to Superion Maximus. He comes with a shield/double-blaster that can become a footplate or "hand" for his combined mode, plus a blue "super energon" Autobot-style energon chip.
- Superion (Multi-pack, 2004)
- Japanese ID number: SC-26
- In Japan, Sky Shadow (aka "Sling") was only made available as part of a complete Superion gift set. The two version are largely identical, the main difference being that the Takara release uses a darker clear-blue for the "energon" bits than the Hasbro version.
- Sky Shadow is the only member of the Air Team who wasn't repackaged and re-released on a Universe card for discount-chain sale.
- It has been suggested by fans that the name "Sky Shadow" would be better applied to his teammate Treadshot, whose coloration is much darker overall. Switching names would also give the nonsensical "Treadshot" meaning, as it would then be applied to an A-10, known colloquially as a "Tankbuster."