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Skyland (full French title: "Skyland,
Le Nouveau Monde", or "Skyland, The New World"), is a CGI animated
television series developed in France in partnership with Canada/Luxembourg for the television channels France 2 (France), Teletoon (in Canada), the NickToons Network (USA), ABC Australia, and
CITV and the CITV
Channel (UK). A one hour, worldwide preview was
aired on November 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. EST and again and 11:00 p.m. as well as at
8:00 p.m. and 11:00 the following day. The program was hosted by
Chase Francisco. It was launched on April 22, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. on
Teletoon. On July 2, 2006, an encore of the one hour pilot aired on
Nicktoons Network. The show is produced by Paris's Method Films and
Toronto's 9 Story Entertainment.
The series premiered on Nicktoons Network on Saturday, November
18, 2006 at 9/8c (one year after the show's "Global Sneak Peek").
Also, the French version was seen for a very brief time on TV5MONDE in the United
Mahad (voiced by Tim Hamaguchi, performed by
Julien Girbig) - Age 17. Mahad is full of life, a show off,
likable, charming, full of himself and adventuresome. When he was
younger, he was always unhappy because he didn't have a father and
his mother was a lot like Lena. In pilot school, he was always in
detention due to making extreme moves on the simulator. Though not
a Seijin, his goal is to free his mother. Until that time, he will
slug it out with the Sphere. Though young, Mahad is unequalled as a
pilot of his father's ship the Hyperion and after him, he
is the best pilot in all of Skyland. Though his younger sister,
Lena, always insists Dahlia is "too old for him", Mahad keeps
trying to convince Dahlia he's the guy for her. He has enormous,
often misplaced, self-confidence. His weapon of choice is his
Lena (voiced by Phoebe McAuley, performed by Christelle
Ouvrard) - Age 12. Intelligent, reasonable, calm but determined,
impetuous. When someone she loves in is danger, Lena is a very
mature, and formidable, 12-year old girl. She alternates between
carefree playing and grim determination. Adventure isn't an end in
itself, only a necessary step along the way. Lena is a powerful
Seijin, believed by Oslo to be the 'Lady of Light' from the
prophecy. She has the powers of telekinessis and telepathy, as well
as other abilities such as powering energy and creating energy
bolts and balls, projecting memories, and remotely sensing the
presence of things and people. She can even levitate herself to
great heights, as seen during an aerial battle with Diwan in the
episode Heart of the Arena. She is beginning to control her
telekinesis, but it tires her quickly. She has still very little
control over her telepathy.
Aran Cortes (voiced by Jack Langedijk,
performed by Dominic
Gould) - Age 37. Gruff, moody, severe and just, with a tendency
to be blasé (but still a rebel deep down). He's aware of his
responsibilities as "father figure" and protector of Puerto Angel.
Often complains that he has no idea why he listens to "kids"
(particularly Mahad and Lena). He tends to show his anger
physically, often punching a wall or banging his fist on a console
when frustrated. Cortes was part of the original Pirate Rebellion
and knew Marcus Farrell "by reputation." His weapon of choice is a
shotgun. In the English dub, he has a dubious Scottish accent.
Despite wearing his uniform with the Pirate crest even when "off
duty" in Puerto Angel, Cortes "personalizes" it with a Tartan
instead of a belt. He knew Cheng's mother before she was supposedly
killed, and seemed to have had a soft spot for her.
Cheng (voiced by Cameron Ansell, performed by Max Gruber
and Emile Kaczorowski) - Age 12. Cheng, despite his incredible
intellect, is really still a child. He loves to fool around:
missions are like video games in the great outdoors and he loves to
play practical jokes on people. He is a very good hacker. He'll do
anything for attention, like speaking in rhymes. He also seems to
have a slight crush on both Lena and Celia. Cortes is his foster
father. His parents were Pirate scientists that he believes are
deceased. He thinks his only living relative is his grandfather,
Tybald Ye, a scientist who is truly on the Pirates' side but
pretends to be a Sphere supporter. His weapon of choice is a laser
Dahlia (voiced by Alyson Court, performed by Tadrina
Hocking) - Age 20. She has moved into the world of adults but is
nevertheless attracted to Mahad's rebellious and youthful spirit,
as well as his love for freedom. She finds Mahad's arrogance both
irritating and appealing, which sets an interesting tension between
them. She seems to enjoy giving Mahad grief. In "Eye of the storm",
she nearly kissed Mahad had Lena not saved them. She often acts
"serious" in order to distinguish herself from the "kids" but she
breaks down from time to time and shows her mischievous side. She
is proud to fight alongside Cortes and protect the people of Puerto
Angel. She is a valued member of the pirates. Her weapon of choice
is an energy bow and arrow. Mahad and others who disobey her are
often quick to see the sharp side of her tongue.
Diwan (voiced by Athena Karkanis, performed by Lena
Kowksi) - Age 25. Female master of highly developed Seijin powers,
but not at Oslo's level. Appointed by Oslo to personally capture
Lena. She's bald and has a red tattoo above her left eye and
eyeshadow on both. Currently, Diwan would do anything to show her
devotion to Oslo, who treats her like garbage in return. She
controls the Brigadiers. While she was a captive of the Pirates,
Diwan tried to escape but was cast off in the groundless Skyland,
despite Dahlia's attempts to save her.
Marcus Farrell Approx. 35. Former leader of the
Pirate Rebellion. He is the father of Mahad and Lena, partner to
Mila. Back when he was Mahad's age, he stole water from the Sphere
in broad daylight. Mila and Oslo were sent to capture him and Mila
got to him first. He helped Mila to see what the Sphere truly is,
and they ran away together. Through their combined efforts, they
built up the rebellion in six years, posing a real threat to the
Sphere. He mysteriously disappeared during an attack on the Sphere
leaving the Pirate Rebellion in disarray. Mahad and Lena discover
in episode 10 that he may have survived, and might be hiding on one
of the last free blocks.
Mila (voiced by Alex Belcourt, performed by
Julie Delaurenti) - Age 35. Mahad and Lena's mother. Kept in hiding
on the Sphere Block, Babylonia, she appears rarely and always in a
very symbolic way. Her children only discover her heroic past (from
the Vector and Hailong Zalo) after she is abducted. She used to
hide in ships like a little stowaway. She was taken to the Sphere
Academy of her own free will. She was a highly gifted former
student in the Guardian School, where she spent time with Oslo. On
her first mission with Oslo, they were sent to capture Marcus
Farrell. She got to him first. She chose to renounce her
exceptionally strong paranormal powers, as well as many privileges,
when she decided not to help the Sphere after seeing how terrible
it was. After leaving, she met up with Marcus Farrell and they
married. She gave birth to her son Mahad and was about to give
birth to Lena when Marcus vanished, crippling the Pirate Rebellion.
She knew Oslo would find her again, so Mila decided to go into
hiding and raise her children as a Mansa farmer without using her
powers. She is a complex mix of Mahad's indomitable personality and
Lena's exceptional powers. She was saved by Mahad and Lena in
Oslo (voiced by Juan Chioran, performed by
Simon Flossaut Masnay) - Age 35. Brother of Darius, Comes from
Vandegaard, a Scandinavian block. Leader of the Guardians and
Commander of the Sphere. He knew Mila back in the Sphere Academy.
They were best friends, inseparable. On their first mission
together, they were sent to capture Marcus Farrell. When he found
Mila, he attempted to turn her to fulfill the Prophecy, rule all of
Skyland and take control of the Sphere. After hearing that her
daughter was far more powerful, he decided to capture Lena.
Absolute master of his highly developed Seijin powers. Oslo is able
to use his powers in the dark and light by keeping himself exposed
to sunlight night and day. Mila said that being able to use his
powers in the dark would destroy him from the inside. He is a rival
to Marcus, in that Marcus "stole" Mila from him. He told Lena
Marcus was alive but she found it hard to believe. It is slightly
obvious that Oslo has strong feelings for Mila, though she does not
The Vector (voiced by William
Colgate, performed by Olivier Breuils) - Age 60. A very
intelligent smart man. The Vector has always lived as a recluse and
was almost never interested in the "practical" aspects of life. He
is eccentric and often unaware of danger. He is often pensive,
daydreaming and lost in his thoughts. He rarely leaves his
lighthouse on Puerto Angel. He taught Lena how to use her powers.
The Vector has mapped Skyland, though it is incomplete. He helped
Mila escape the Sphere Academy.
Wayan (Voiced by Milton Barnes, performed by
Pete Thias) - Age 30. Wayan is Cortes' First Lieutenant. He is an
excellent marksman, capable of total concentration and self-mastery
during a battle. Conversely, he is much less organized in real
life. Although he is talkative, a joker and a great storyteller,
his perpetual optimism doesn't detract from his mastery of weapons
and inborn sense of adventure which he satisfies with his mountain
climbing exploits. Sometimes it seems he's Cortes' kid brother that
he never had. His weapon of choice is a Shock Blaster.
- Alice - A recently graduated Guardian who
crash-landed on Puerto Angel and was captured. She believed that
the Sphere were the "good guys" and the pirates the "bad guys." She
managed to escape by tricking Mahad - who was on guard duty - and
hid in the Mosquito bay. When Mahad captured her, she promised not
to tell the Sphere about their location but he didn't trust her.
Alice threw Mahad out an open door but used her powers to save him.
Out of pity, he hid her in his closet. However, Lena discovered her
during a block-wide search and, through a telepathic communion,
Alice learned from Lena that she was wrong about the Sphere. With
the help of Cheng who fixed her Patroller, they planned to have
Alice find their mother. Suddenly, they were intercepted by Diwan,
whom Alice tricked into allowing them to escape. Now a supporter of
the pirates, Alice plans to tell the other Guardians the truth,
wherever she is reassigned.
- Astrid - Astrid is the daughter of Max. She
seems to be very close to her father, as she always calls him
'Daddy.' She seems to be close in age to Mahad, towards whom she
displayed requited interest. When she learned that her Dad was not
the famous Sean of Aragon, she went to the Sphere but ended up
- Baldr - Works for Darius.
- Celia - A young Seijin girl who was taken in
by the Pirates. When the crew was captured, Lena helped Celia
discover her powers to defeat Jelola and Artemis. On Puerto Angel,
Lena was her teacher in her quest to unlock the full potential of
her powers. Celia couldn't talk while captive. She may have a small
crush on Cheng, calling him cute.
- Christophe Cortes - Full name "Christophe
Mendias Theodore Cortes". Cortes' older brother. He refuses to call
him Cortes and calls him by his first name: Aran. He arrives at
Puerto Angel in a Mosquito asking a favour from Cortes to help him
get his damaged ship that's stuck in ice barriers in a Sphere zone.
Christophe's ship is the Callisto, a 'sister' to the Saint Nazaire.
After Cortes helps Christophe free the Callisto from the
icebarriers, Lena reveals him in possession of exalarium which is
only useful to the Sphere.
- Darius - Oslo's twin brother. Was born minutes
after his brother and his existence prevented Oslo from gaining his
full Seijin potential. Was banished for life on the Vandegaard
- Feng - A brash apprentice of Ningxia. Feng
like everyone else wanted the Sphere to come down but thought it
was impossible. He betrayed Master Hailong Zalo and took control.
But he was deposed from power.
- Hailong Zalo - An elder Seijin and ruler of
Ningxia. He used to know Mila. He was imprisoned in a room where
light felt like an intruder. Yet his apprentice Lee rescued him.
Unfortunately, while being ambushed by Diwan, Zalo physically
transmitted to Lena a message from her mother. Currently, he is
weak but he left Lee in charge of Ningxia.
- Hanako - Hanako was a close friend of Mahad,
whom she used to hang out with. She hasn't seen him for months
until he and Lena came for a visit, accompanied by Dahlia. She gave
him a kiss good-bye and might harbour deeper feelings for Mahad.
She is friendly towards Dahlia, however.
- Jelola and Artemis - Sphere Guardians who were
supposed to transport a young Seijin girl, Celia, to the Sphere
Academy. When they were intercepted by the Pirates, they acted as
parents to Celia but then took over the Saint Nazaire. But thanks
to Mahad, Dahlia, Lena and Celia, they were defeated and left on a
bench block for the Sphere to find. Jelola is female, very strict
and wants to replace Diwan as Oslo's right hand. Artemis is male
and is quirky. According to Oslo, they haven't been very
trustworthy in the past.
- Jonah - A scientist who was hired by the
Sphere to design an Anti-Seijin holding cell on the Monolith for a
very special Seijin. However, he heard that he would be executed
after the job was done, compelling him to escape. He was
intercepted by the pirates who asked for his help to sneak Mahad
and Lena onto the Monolith. Instead, he took off in the Hyperion
but was captured by Diwan. After a series of fights on the
Monoliths, Jonah escaped with Mahad and Lena so the Sphere could
never use his genius. Jonah was seen in the episode
- Kale - Seen in 'Heart of the Arena', Kale was
Diwan's champion, and a very successful gladiator. He revealed to
Mahad that Diwan had promised him his freedom if he won ten fights.
When Mahad pointed out that he'd never be freed while he still won,
Kale made it clear that it was better than the alternative, because
losing meant death. He'd won seven fights when he was pitted
against Mahad, and despite winning, risked his life by refusing to
kill him when Diwan ordered it. He escaped with the Pirates and was
invited to join the Rebellion. It was revealed that he used to live
on a farm before his capture.
- Countess Kondratti - A Seijin ghost and the
librarian of a library in Venice. When the Earth broke up, the
countess commissioned the Book of Worlds to keep track of all the
known blocks that make up present day Skyland. The cause of
Kondratti's death is unknown. When Mahad and Lena arrived at her
library, looking for the Book of Worlds, she assisted them in
assembling it. When Oslo and Diwan came in, Kondratti distracted
them long enough for Mahad and Lena to escape. She is seen at the
end of the episode, putting a book back in its place and shushing
- Lee - Lee comes from Ningxia, and apprentice
to an old friend of the Vector, Hailong Zalo. He came to Puerto
Angel in search of "Little Phoenix" (Lena) for his master had a
message from her mother. He was dismayed when the Sphere had turned
against Ningxia from a fellow apprentice, Feng. He helped Mahad and
Lena escape from the guards and enlists their aid to save his
master. He made it look like he was following Feng's orders to
capture them. Once he distracted the guards, he freed Mahad, Lena
and Zalo. But, they were ambushed by Diwan. Lee went a little
offscreen for a while. After Ningxia was freed, Zalo put him in
charge to protect Ningxia if the Sphere returns.
- Lucas - A teenage Seijin whose parents were
members of the resistance. He was left on a British Columbian block
where he and other Seijin children would be safe. Over time, he
became the Peter Pan of the group, never wanting to grow up.
However, the Sphere had learned of their existence through the
Saint Nazaire's computer, planning to mold him and the others into
Guardians. He was able to escape with the children with the help of
the pirates. Now living on Puerto Angel, he complained to Lena that
school was brutal.
- Lucretia - Seen in "Wind Devils," Lucretia is
a member of a band of thieves called the Wind Devils, who steal
anything they can and sell it on the black market. Mahad knew
Lucretia from when they bumped into each other while both of them
were wind-gliding. They remember meeting each other at a
wind-surfing competition where Lucretia beats him by what Mahad
calls a "technicality." After the competition Mahad notices the
developing bad air currents and leaves. Lucretia follows and
catches a glimpse of Cortes's ship, the Saint Nazaire. Before she
leaves, she persuades Mahad to race her one last time "fair and
square." However, Cheng disabled Mahad's Mosquito, allowing
Lucretia to win by default. Lucretia's name possibly comes from
William Shakespeare's poem, "The Rape Of Lucrece".
- Max- Max is father to Astrid, and was a
delivery man to a famous but now dead scientist, Sean of Aragon. He
pretended to be that scientist in order to impress his daughter,
but was, in reality, little more than a con man. Pretending to be
the Sean of Aragon brought nothing but trouble, however, as the
Sphere wanted to find the scientist, who had been working on a
formula for an endless source of water when his lab 'mysteriously'
- Patrucci - An extremely paranoid citizen of
Puerto Angel, Patrucci lives in constant fear of the Sphere, and of
betrayal from his fellow rebels. He doesn't trust Mahad and Lena,
nor seemingly Cortes, although he displayed concern for Dahlia in
'Manipulations'. His character model is often recycled, but most
fans agree that the 'true' Patrucci only appeared in
'Manipulations'. Though he wanted to leave, he reappeared in
"Alice" who ratted to Cortes that Mahad, Cheng and Lena
were helping a Guardian escape.
- Sansken - A man blackmailed by the Sphere to
bring Mahad and Lena to Paris on the information about where their
mother was. If he refused, his children would be harmed. He lost
his wife by unknown means. Once he was free, Sansken took
Hyperion and saved Mahad and Lena from Oslo. He and his
family are now living on Puerto Angel.
- Shinseiki - A Guardian student who was
banished to the Fringes for her attempts to fulfill the Prophecy on
her own. Even in exile, Shinseiki brooded from revenge. Using dark
powers, she kidnapped several Seijins in order to absorb their
powers to unify the blocks of Skyland and recreate Earth, no matter
how many suffered. To this end, she telepathically reached out to
Lena to bring her to the Great Wall and then to her tower. However,
Lena tricked Shinseiki, overloading her with power and destroying
her tower, but the mad Seijin had survived the blast. Shinseiki
moves like a circus performer and has a small brigade of Brigadiers
- Shoomday - Shoomday is a friend of Mahad who
always loses to him in races. When Mahad and Lena disappeared,
Shoomday took up a job fixing Sphere Patrollers and Brigadiers,
while secretly stealing any good technology he happened across. It
is unclear how he feels about his friend Hanako. He helped Mahad,
Lena and Dahlia escape when he distracted Sphere Patrollers by
flying one against them and was nearly shot down. Dahlia complains
that it's like having two Mahads.
- Symbiont - An energy creature composed of
Seijin energies, the Symbiont guards Stonehenge, an old Pirate
base. Its exact form is unknown and looks invisible. It gets bigger
when absorbing more energy. Marcus Farrell programmed it to his,
Mila, Mahad and Lena's DNA. All they had to do was touch it on the
head. Mahad had the Symbiont chase off Oslo to prevent him from
finding the last free blocks from an information cube. After that
little adventure, Mahad and Lena couldn't bring it back.
- Tak - Seen in "Heart of the Arena", Tak use to
be a gladiator but now has become a ringmaster for a fighting show
for the Sphere. His base and show location is situated in the
Coliseum. The Brigadiers who serve him are made from obsolete parts
and models. Tak lined up Mahad with a fight with Diwan's prized
combatant, Kale. However, Diwan personally wanted him executed for
not telling her that he had Mahad in his custody. Fearing for his
life, he helped Cortes and Wayan escape from jail with the
information that "A little brig told me". Now on the pirates' side,
he tried to make a new attraction for Mahad and Kale but they
refused. Cortes said Tak always wants to be on the winning
- Tibald Yee - Tibald Yee is Cheng's
grandfather. He lived in the time before Earth broke up. When it
did, he joined the Sphere when it brought order to the chaos. His
daughter and her husband were Pirate scientists. Tibald made every
last scrap of the Sphere's technology, from the Brigadier to the
S-22 Patrollers to the Monolith. While working on his missile
defense system, he stalled, sending Patrollers all over Skyland to
find Cheng. When he succeeded, Diwan found out and arrested him as
well as Mahad and Lena who came to rescue Cheng. When the Pirates
arrived, he fought with Cortes, giving him the plans to his missile
defense system, and they settled on a trade for him, for Cheng. He
is now a supporter of the Pirates secretly.
Certain people possess a set of special abilities powered by
sunlight. These people are referred to as "Seijins." Those Seijins
who serve the Sphere are known as the Guardians. Oslo, a Seijin
himself, used his abilities to rise to power. Oslo does not have
complete control over all of Skyland, and intends to coerce the
prophesied Lady of Light, first thought to be Mila and later
thought to be Lena, to rule with him, because he believed that was
what the prophecy meant : That he, Oslo, was the man whom
would unify earth (under his rule, rather than physically) with the
Lady of Light.
The Seijins have many different mental abilities powered by the
sun. These include: telekinesis, telepathy, mental control, astral
projection, energy balls/blasts and little electricity rays.
- Hailong Zalo
- Spencer's mom
- Guardians - Elite corps of Seijins trained to
discipline traitorous people and enforce the Sphere's power. Led by
Oslo, they are very strict. Seijin children are taken from their
families at a young age (parents who resist are killed) and are
trained (and possibly brainwashed) to be used as Guardians. Oslo
wishes to put Lena through the Guardian Academy.
- Pirate Rebellion - A group of 'free' citizens
who are opposed to the Sphere's control of Skyland and hope to free
everyone trapped within it. Their numbers were numerous, under the
command of Marcus Farrell. Unfortunately, during a huge offense
against the Sphere, there were many casualties and Marcus might
have died. Today, the remainder of the Rebellion live in hiding,
still struggling to survive and bring the Sphere down.
- The Sphere - The Sphere was formed from the
world leaders. They installed a dictatorship to take over all of
human kind, under the guise of bringing order to the chaos on the
blocks post-break up of Earth. They exclusively control the water
made available to citizens. Bitter citizens suggest that the reason
they collect water is to make a swimming pool for their leaders.
Resistance is not tolerated, and even an insult can earn the death
penalty - without trial. The Sphere does not yet have control over
the outer fringes of the Archipelago, and the Pirates fight
desperately to keep it that way.
- Wind Devils - The Wind Devils are a notorious
group of outlaws who steal water from unprotected Sphere territory
and surf the gravity waves. They are led by an old friend of Mahad
known as Lucretia. They have one ship and a small squadron of red
- Blue Sky - A defense system created by the
Vector to hide Puerto Angel and pirate ships from sight and radar.
Thanks to this device, Cortes and the pirates can conduct raids
without fear. However, the Sphere planned to deactivate Blue Sky by
fooling the pirates into capturing a sphere containing Mila's
- Brigadiers - Robotic enforcers of the Sphere.
They are mostly called "brigs". Possibly used because of manpower
or loyalty issues, Brigadiers are programmed to pilot Sphere ships,
operate independently as well as under the guidance of a Guardian,
and are usually sent to "discipline" wayward blocks. They are
considered to be technological masterpieces by most among the
scientific or technology-minded, however, despite their
technological complexity, their accuracy appears to be terrible and
they can be destroyed quite easily. Using extracted Seijin energy
from Mila, Oslo created the Alpha Brigs, robots that use Seijin
powers and are practically indestructible. They are simply
constructed and move like Guardians. All of the current units were
drained of their powers and were destroyed.
- Callisto - An exact replica of the Saint
Nazaire. The Callisto was built at the same time the Saint Nazaire
was. The Saint Nazaire was given to Cortes while the Callisto was
his brother, Christophe's. After being freed from icebarriers
thanks to its 'sister ship', the damamged Callisto was surrounded
by Sphere S-22s. Sadly, Christophe had the Callisto destroyed in
order for the Saint Nazaire to escape.
- Hyperion - Personal fighter craft of Marcus
Farrell. Used to be a prototype created by the Sphere that he stole
and modified. He left it in his last base for his son Mahad to
inherit. It is powered by two engines on starboard and port side.
Guns and torpedoes are positioned at the front of the engines. The
craft has two entrances - one to the cockpit and a repair station
hatch to the lower parts of the ship. The co-pilot seat can go down
to the lower section. A Mosquito can be attached to its belly. The
Hyperion's form consists of a main body, with cockpit extending
from the top rear; the engines contained in two separate nacelles
on either side of the main body. The Hyperion was destroyed at
Karzham when one of the blocks crushed it.
- Light chamber - A cylindrical device designed
to temporarily boost a Seijin's powers. Oslo extensively uses the
device to grant himself unlimited power.
- Mogura - A robotic spider designed to detect,
treat, and store water for the Sphere. One of the earlier
prototypes became a serious threat when it could no longer find
water to harvest, as it had not been programmed to shut down in
such an event. Since 75% of the human body is made of water, it
wanted to drill humans for water as well. The Sphere had to abandon
the mining station, leaving all the water stored behind. The
Pirates defeated it thanks to Cheng, and were able to take the
water from the station. However, the Mogura came back and began
banging on the Saint Nazaire's lounge but Lena used her powers to
force it off into the void. First seen in the episode titled
- Monolith - The flagship and home of Oslo. It
is the largest Sphere ship shown, equipped with the most advanced
technology. It also contains a secret light room where Oslo can
boost his power. It is armed with a lightning weapon. The Monolith
was destroyed by Lena at Kharzem, killing everyone aboard.
- Mosquitoes - Pirate combat crafts. Can be
launched from the Saint Nazaire's belly. These small ships were
used for racing and in one episode Mahad flies one.
- S-22 Patroller - Skyhopper-like fighter.
Standard Sphere patrol ship. Humans are rarely seen flying them;
they are mostly used by Brigadiers. They can carry up to 6
Brigadiers. Guardians fly their own personal, customized S-22
Patrollers. Each Patroller is equipped with an encrypted
navigational transponder, one of which was stolen by Mahad's friend
Shoomday, so that Mahad and Lena could find Kharzem.
- Saint Nazaire - Current flagship of the
pirates. It resembles an ocean cruiser and has retractable wings.
Mosquitoes can be launched from the belly of the ship and the
Hyperion can rest in front of the bridge. A double barrel cannon is
at the back of the bridge and a horizontal one at the bottom of the
front. A living room is at the back. Another model of the Saint
Nazaire's design is the Callisto, which was destroyed to prevent it
from falling into the Sphere's hands.
- Sphere water carrier - A transport ship for
carrying water. It is armed with heavy weaponry. The carrier can
hold up to two S-22 Patrollers in its hanger. One carrier was shown
to be guarded by mines. While they are frequent targets by the
pirates, they are rarely shown in great detail.
- Babylonia - A group of blocks right in the
middle of the Sphere-controlled zone. There are many farms here and
the weather is very dry. Home of Mahad and Lena until they had to
escape the Sphere. Later on, after Lena sees an image of her
mother, they return with Dahlia, seeking an object from their
mother which Lena can use for further telepathic contact. But,
actually, Lena's memories were being projected, not telepathic
messages. Seen in episode titled "Babylonia".
- Kharzem Prison - Skyland's most secure prison,
for holding dangerous criminals. No one knows exactly where it is,
apart from a few members of the Sphere. No one can exactly find it
because it constantly changes it position. However, the Hyperion
had a map to Kharzem, wherever it is located. In appearance, it
looks like a cluster of Borg cubes, each cube shifting its
position. There is enough space for ships the size of the Monolith
to go through. The center of Kharzem is hollow, the place where
Mila was held.
- M.C.3 Quadrant - A Sphere zone filled with ice
barriers. Shown in 'Cortes' Secret'.
- New York - Seen in 'Dawn of a New Day - Part
Two,' the Hyperion was hidden in an old multi-level car park.
- Ningxia - A Chinese block. Had a deal with the
Sphere that in exchange for peace, the dictatorship got half the
stone mined by the Block. But pressure increased as the Sphere
wanted it all. It was the home of the Vector's old Seijin friend,
Hailong Zalo. Was taken over by the Sphere but was liberated. Lee,
Zalo's apprentice, was put in charge of protecting Ningxia in case
the Sphere ever came back.
- Puerto Angel - Large block on the outskirts of
Skyland. Base of operations of the pirates and home to anyone who
wants to live free of the Sphere. Although the Sphere knows where
Puerto Angel is, they do not realise that Puerto Angel is the home
of the rebellion. At the top of the hill is the Vector's
lighthouse. Just like other blocks, however, Puerto Angel is always
running short of water and must either steal it from the Sphere or
buy it because private water mines are almost nonexistent. Puerto
Angel has set up a number of early-warning systems, such as old
phone booths, to alert them when the Sphere is approaching.
- Paris - Seen in 'Raging Archipelago.' It's
surrounded by a large atmospheric storm, making it almost
impossible to access. Once in a while, the cloud can make an
opening for ships and light to pass through. Once it closes, any
ships caught in the storm get torn apart. While being blackmailed
by the Sphere, Sansken took Mahad and Lena there to be captured by
the Sphere but he helped them escape.
- Vandergaard - A Scandinavian block that is
home of Oslo's brother Darius.
- Stonehenge - a block containing stonehenge,
under which is an abandoned rebel base. It is seen in 'Red Rock
- Kondratti - The Block that contained the Book
Of Worlds. Seen in 'The Book Of Worlds'. It appears to be the city
- Temuera - A series of blocks where an ancient
weapon called "The Origin" is said to be. The Origin is rumored to
beable to increase a Seijin's powers hundredfold.
This timeline has been translated, edited, and added to by a
fan. It is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
2191 – Birth of The Vector.
2214 – Birth of Aran Cortes.
2216 – Birth of Mila and Oslo.
2217 – Mila’s parents die mysteriously. Mila is collected by a
dignitary of the Sphere who sees her promise as a Sejin.
2221 – Birth of Wayan.
2226 - At 10 years old Mila joins the Academy and meets Oslo
there. Birth of Diwan.
2227-2233 - Mila and Oslo, both rising to brilliance at the
Academy, are inseparable. Oslo’s abilities grow as does his thirst
for power and violence. Depending on which source you read, Dahlia
is born in 2230 or 2231.
2234 – While on a mission to oppose the rebels, Mila meets
Marcus, a pirate. They fall in love. Marcus helps her become aware
of the dictatorial horror the Sphere imposes. Marcus and Mila flee
the Sphere together. Oslo is sworn to find them. (It is possible to
assume that Marcus stole the Hyperion from the Sphere at around
this time.) Birth of Mahad.
2235 - After a time, traveling from block to block (including an
Australian Block from which they bring back the boomerang later
used by Mahad), the young couple finds refuge in the block of
Angkor (Kampuchea). At that time, Angkor is the principal base of
the resistance. Mila and Marcus set up a network over several
blocks. The members of the resistance are confident that Mila and
Marcus are the couple mentioned in the prophecy, and find new hope
for the release of Skyland.
2237-2240 - Marcus becomes the leader of the resistance. Birth
of Lena in 2239.
2241 - Marcus disappears during a mission on the block of Azul.
The Resistance is dissolved, the block of Angkor falls to the
Sphere, and Mila owes her survival to the Vector, who covered her
2242 - Mila settles in the center of Sphere territory:
Babylonia. Who would think to seek her under the very nose of the
Sphere? She no longer uses her Seijin abilities as other Seijin are
able to detect the use of these abilities, even at great
2243-2250 – Life goes on. Mila hides the abilities of her
daughter because all the Sejin children are taken to the Academy.
The Vector settles in a lighthouse on the block of Puerto Angel, a
pirate base formerly liberated from the Sphere by Marcus. Oslo
becomes head of the Guardians and has not forgotten the Seijin who
was his equal: Mila.
2251 – Mila is finally discovered and imprisoned by the Sphere.
Mahad and Lena meet what remains of the pirates and join the
rebellion. Mahad and Lena find Marcus’ ship, the Hyperion, on what
was formerly New York. They also discover, through a photo that was
in the ship, that Marcus Farrell was their father.
(In the United States, the episodes are broadcast out of order,
with episode 6 shown as the "season finale"; the "2nd season"
premiered in the United States on July 22. Additionally, on the
kids' show Rollercoaster on ABC Australia, episodes 8 & 9 were
aired the other way around. The premiere dates shown reflect the
original French broadcasts.)
- Ep. 1 & 2 Dawn of a New Day. Parts 1 & 2 - Air
dates April 23 and 24, 2006. - Welcome to Babylonia, home of Lena,
Mahad and their mother Mila. A peaceful haven in the tyranny of the
Sphere, the family lives happily, but with a secret. Seijins
(humans with telekinetic powers) are the most wanted people in
Skyland, something Mila knows only too well, as both she and her
daughter belong to this select group. The children are unaware of
their Mother's secret until an incident at their home exposes both
Mila and Lena and they are forced to flee. Knowing the Sphere will
hunt them down; Mila sends her children away and stays behind to be
captured by the Sphere. Lena and Mahad are sent away in a stolen
enemy ship when suddenly they find themselves confronted by the
Pirates. The children are taken in by the band of pirates and learn
even more of their parents past. They are escorted to their
father's last known secret headquarters only to find his famous
Hyperion ship—seemingly waiting for Mahad to inherit.
Unfortunately, they are intercepted by the evil Diwan, minion to
Sphere leader Oslo and they are forced to battle their way out.
They rejoin the pirates who invite the children to live in Puerto
Angel where they will continue the fight to find their mother and
defeat the evil Sphere. And so, the adventure begins-
- Ep. 3 The Great Wall - Air date April 31, 2006. - An
old friend of the Vector's sends news to Puerto Angel - he may have
a lead on Lena and Mahad's mother. They travel to Ningxia, a
Chinese block, where they find a Sphere invasion in progress and
are captured. In jail, they are introduced to the Vector's friend,
Master Hailong Zalo, also a powerful Seijin. In a daring escape,
Zalo psychically bonds with Lena to give her a telepathic message
from her mother, in turn giving her enough power to defeat the
invasion and escape with Mahad.
- Ep. 4 Mogura - Air date May 7, 2006. - Puerto Angel
suffers through a severe drought that ends up dangerously
dehydrating Lena. The pirates investigate a remote block of ice
that the Vector believes will supply them with much needed water.
Upon arriving, they find that the Sphere has struck first, the
pirates board the deserted drilling station in hopes of finding
some water the Sphere may have left behind. There, they battle the
Mogura, a huge spider-like robot that has turned from a simple tool
into a deadly threat to any human that confronts it. Thankfully,
the pirates (including a weak Lena) manage to fight the creature
off, collect the vast water supply left behind and save the people
of Puerto Angel.
- Ep. 5 Raging Archipelago - Air date May 14, 2006. -
The pirates of Puerto Angel rescue a mysterious stranger named
Sansken who is looking to contact the pirates with important
information about Kharzem Prison (where Mahad and Lena's mother
Mila is being held). The kids follow him to the Raging Archipelago
- formerly the city of Paris, hidden in a large atmospheric storm.
It is there that they find themselves in a double-cross when it is
revealed that Sansken lured them there to hand them over to the
Sphere. After a huge battle with Diwan and Oslo, the children are
rescued by Sansken who explains that he was blackmailed by the
Sphere in order to save his own children.
- Ep. 6 Eye of the Storm - Air date May 21, 2006. - An
impending hurricane threatens a sector of Skyland and it's up to
Cortes and the Saint Nazaire to rescue refugees left stranded.
While investigating a deserted ice block, the storm overpowers the
Hyperion leaving Mahad and Dahlia stranded. Back on Puerto Angel,
Lena becomes concerned with Mahad's absence. Mahad and Dahlia
realize that the heavy wind is pushing their ice block towards
Puerto Angel. The only way to stop it is by detonating the reactor
core of their ship and breaking up the deadly collision. Mahad
tells Wayan of his plan and Lena, overhearing, fears for her
brother's life. With all of her strength, she harnesses the power
of the lightning to melt the ice block allowing Mahad and Dahlia to
escape safely in the Hyperion.
- Ep. 7 Mutiny - Air date May 28, 2006. - While out on
patrol, the Saint Nazaire shoots down a wayward Sphere patroller
and rescues a small family of Seijin escapees. Bringing them
on-board, Cortes and the pirates realize too late that the
"parents" are actually Sphere agents transporting a young girl,
Celia, as their prisoner. The rebels find themselves imprisoned on
their own ship and must act quickly to free themselves before Oslo
and Diwan reach them. With the help of Lena, Celia's powers awaken
and together they overcome the two agents in time.
- Ep. 8 Manipulations - Air date July 2, 2006. - A solar
phenomenon has unusual effects on Seijin powers which allows Oslo
to take control of Dahlia in an effort learn the coordinates of the
pirate hideout. He uses Dahlia to attack Puerto Angel's water
storage tank, and pin the blame on Lena. Mahad is bewildered and
more than a little angry at the change in Dahlia, who is really
trying to fight her way free of Oslo's control. Lena is also
feeling the effects of the solar phenomenon, and is uncertain of
her own innocence. She turns to the Vector for help, and together
they discover that Oslo is responsible. Lena uses her powers to get
into Dahlia's head, and although she isn't strong enough to fight
against Oslo, she convinces Dahlia that no one should be able to
boss her around in her own body.
- Ep. 9 King for a Day - Air date July 9, 2006. -
Deciding that Mahad needs a lesson in responsibility, Cortes leaves
him in charge of Puerto Angel while the Saint Nazaire goes to
retrieve some unguarded water. Mahad makes the most of the
opportunity and decides to declare a 'Mahad Day', complete with
celebrations. But the fun is soon over when the threat of a fleet
of Sphere ships reaches the pirate block. Mahad is certain
something's fishy, and sure enough it turns out to be a hoax played
by Cortes. Mahad calls him on it, and then refuses to listen when
Cortes warns him that there really is a Sphere patroller on the
- Ep. 10 Red Rock People - Air date July 16, 2006. -
Lena and Mahad are stranded with their arch enemy, Oslo, on an
abandoned rebel hideout which is guarded by a mysterious
- Ep. 11 Babylonia - Air date July 23, 2006. - A
telepathic message from their mother sends Lena and Mahad home to
Babylonia looking for more information. The message turns out to be
Lena's memories of her mother, but they prove to be powerful enough
to save their lives.
- Ep. 12 Blood Ties - Air date July 30, 2006. - Cheng is
contacted by his Grandfather, who he had been told was no longer
alive. Desperate to know about his family he leaves Puerto Angel on
a journey that proves to him family comes in many different
- Ep. 13 Life on Puerto Angel (AKA: 'Max') - Air date
Nov. 5, 2006. - During an expedition on the block of Brooklyn,
Mahad, Lena and Cheng meet a strange character and his daughter,
pursued by the Sphere. Once in Puerto Angel, the Vector identifies
the man as being a great scientist whose research on water poses a
threat to the Sphere. Mahad is more interested in his daughter,
Astrid. She reveals a true surprise to him; Max is absolutely not
the scientist who he claims to be.
- Ep. 14 Shadows of the Past - Air date Nov. 12, 2006 -
Mahad and Lena stumble upon a water tanker on a very strange
course. Inside, they find Oslo, near-death and with the tanker set
on an unchangeable course for Oslo's home block, where his brother
- Ep. 15 The Heart of the Arena - Air date Nov. 19, 2006
- Mahad is kidnapped and brought to Tak, a ringmaster who operates
a popular fighting arena that provides entertainment for the Sphere
and Skyland. It's up to Cortes, Lena and Dahlia to get Mahad back,
but could they be walking into a trap?
- Ep. 16 Wind Devils - Air date Unknown - Mahad runs
into his old friend, Lucretia, but clashes with her ideals.
Meanwhile, the Saint Nazaire is caught up in a wind storm with time
becoming a very big factor.
- Ep. 17 Cortes' Secret - Air date Unknown - Cortes is
visibly irritated by the presence of his brother, Christophe, whom
he considers a traitor. Things change when Christophe reveals that
a rescue operation is needed to retrieve his ship, a sister ship to
the St. Nazaire. But is Christophe really telling the whole
- Ep. 18 The Island of the Child King -September 23,
2007- Mahad and Lena travel to an old hotel in a faraway block,
where a make-shift orphanage has been made. The leader of the
block, an older child himself, refuses to believe Mahad and Lena's
warnings that the Sphere is on their way, until things get
- Ep. 19 Alice - Air Date Unknown - A sphere agent named
Alice arrives in Puerto Angel and is imprisoned. Alice breaks out
and is later kept hidden by Mahad after she saves his life, but is
it possible she will never believe the truth about the Sphere that
Mahad so desperately wants her to?
- Ep. 20 The Secret Power - Air date March 18, 2007 -
Lena and other Seijins are abducted by a woman named Shinseiki, who
claims she alone can fulfill the Prophecy and reunite Skyland. The
trouble is, she needs to make use of other Seijins' powers to do
so, and the process could end up destroying entire blocks and
- Ep. 21 The Book of Worlds - Air date March 25, 2007 -
After finding a navigation device in a ghost ship, the pirates go
off in search of the Book of Worlds, one of the few keys needed to
unifying Skyland. However, the Sphere plans to gain an advantage
from the book to rule all the known blocks. With the help of the
ghostly Countess Kondratti, Mahada and Lena must find the book
before the Sphere arrives if they will have any hope of finding
- Ep. 22 Infiltration - Air date April 1, 2007 - Taking
a joyride in the Hyperion, Mahad and Lena nearly crash into Jonah,
a security specialist fleeing the Sphere. Jonah explains he was
hired to create a particular temporary holding cell on the Monolith
for a "very important Seijin". Mahad and Lena are overjoyed—it has
to be their mother and now they know EXACTLY where to find her!
Mahad comes up with a plan that gets him and Lena onto the
Monolith. After some careful maneuvering, the children are
blissfully reunited with their mother, but only briefly as Oslo and
Diwan discover their whereabouts. Sadly, Mila realizes once again
she must sacrifice herself for her children to escape. As Lena and
Mahad speed away, Lena has a vision of the hangar where the
Hyperion was found. Telling Mahad this is where they need to go
next, the episode ends. (Note: In Canada this episode was
originally scheduled to air as #24, right before the two-part
finale, so this may explain the conclusion of the episode which
does not continue into the two episodes listed below)
- Ep. 23 Blue Sky - Air date April 8, 2007 - Thanks to
the new defense grid, Blue Sky, installed by the Vector, Puerto
Angel can remain hidden indefinitely, allowing the pirates to
conduct their raids without fear of invasion. On one such raid,
they discover a device that contains all of Mila's memories.
However, in order to access those memories, the device must be
connected to Blue Sky, rendering Puerto Angel defenseless. Lena,
with the help of Cheng, go against Cortes' orders and connect the
device, until they realize it is a trap set by Oslo, who plans to
destroy the resistance once and for all.
- Ep. 24 The Secret of Temuera - Air date April 15, 2007
- Lena receives a vision of trouble in the Temuera block. Oslo's
troops are occupying the area, looking for a legendary relic, "the
Origin", which can magnify a Seijin's powers hundredfold. Mahad and
Lena must cooperate with Faro, the village elder of the Temuera
block, in order to retrieve the Origin before Oslo can get to
- Ep. 25-26 Kharzem Fortress: Parts One and Two - Air
date(s)Unknown - Diwan seemingly dies, Lena and Mahad retrieve
their mother. Oslo tells Lena that her father is alive and he knows
where he is, she doesn't believe him. Kharzem Fortress is severely
damaged, Oslo survives and laughs maniacally. Brigs that use Seijin
power are introduced.
Animation: The first part of the animation was produced by
Attitude Studios of Paris, France, with large amounts of facial
animation work and rendering outsourced to DQ Entertainment in
India. Subsequently, the later part of the season has been
completely animated and finalized in DQ Entertainment of Hyderabad,
India, using a completed motion capture shot in Attitude Studio. It
appears to make extensive use of motion capture technology (i.e.
animation modeled upon data from live actors) for a next-generation
Soundtrack: The music was composed by Paul Intson, of Canada.
The extensive sound design and 5.1 surround mix was done by Jim
Longo of Rhythm Division in Toronto, Canada. Music editing was
performed at Rhythm Division by Rob Kirkpatrick on season 1 and
Kevan Staples for season 2. Additional editing by Bojan
The Movie that had a speculated release date of Fall 2008 has
since been proven to merely be a rumour. 9 Story Entertainment have
stated that "there are no plans for a movie yet".
9 Story Entertainemnt stated "A second season is currently on
hold at the moment". A second season is going to be in production
soon. An estimated release would be mid-2010 at the earliest.