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Chapter 1
Bolt from the Sky

Chapter 2
Denki and Haruka’s Adventure in Atmos

Chapter 3
Departure

Chapter 4
Denki and Ula’s Promise of Defenders

Chapter 5
Clode and the Cloud Dragon

Chapter 6
The New Kingdom Icenoz and the Freezan Knight

Chapter 7
Defending the Kingdom Icenoz

Chapter 8
An Audience with Queen Sleena

Meet the Cast

Get to know a couple of the characters from comic book fantasy ThunderKid right here! Meet the cast of ThunderKid!

Name: Denki Raiyama
Aki Name: ThunderKid
Age: 10
Birthday: April 1
Race: LightNin/Thundran

Denki is the perky yet often loopy child hero of the story. He likes playing baseball, playing RPGs, and hanging out with his four best friends. He’s extremely dense but he has a really big soft spot especially when it comes to crying girls.

Author's Notes

• The “den” in Denki’s name is Japanese for “lightning.”
• The “-ki” in his name is a typical suffix for boys in Japan.

fun-loving little boy hero of the story


cute but firey little girl heroine Name: Haruka Hanashiro
Aki Name: Princess
Age: 10
Birthday: March 22
Race: Japanese Terran

Haruka is a kinda bossy rich-girl type who is always trying something new and different. This friendly but firm young heroine never lets anything, neither doom nor fancy dress, stop her from doing something even if she gets a little dirty. She’s really smart and acts as a second big sister to Denki who is her best friend.

Author's Notes

• The kids that make up Denki’s best friends are all named after the seasons!
• The “haru” in Haruka is the Japanese word for “spring.”
• While the “-ka” is a typical suffix for girls. The suffix “-ko” is also common for girls.


Name: Aki Hamura
Age: 10
Birthday: September 21
Race: Japanese Terran

Aki is the self-appointed cool guy. Since he’s the oldest he calls everyone “kid” except for Haruka who he calls “Princess.” No one really knows why though. He may act older, cooler, and a little jerky but in reality he’s kind of a softy at heart and a firm believer in fairy tale ideals, especially the age old happy ending.

Author's Notes

• The kids that make up Denki’s best friends are all named after the seasons!
• Aki’s name is actually Japanese for “autumn.”
• The “-ki” in his name is also a typical suffix for boys in Japan.

one cool little boy with a name for everything


fancy, frilly, and friendly little girl Name: Natsumi Youkishi
Aki Name: SweetKid
Age: 10
Birthday: June 21
Race: Japanese Terran

Natsumi is the sweet, bubbly, and impressionable little sister of the group. Super girly, giddy, fancy, and frilly she loves pretty dresses, is very polite, and almost never gets angry at anyone. Since she’s the youngest, she looks up to everyone as her hero, especially her best girl friend Haruka and her crush Denki.

Author's Notes

• The kids that make up Denki’s best friends are all named after the seasons!
• The “natsu” in Natsumi’s name is the Japanese word for “summer.”
• The “-mi” in her name is Japanese for “beauty.” So say it together and her name means “summer beauty!”


Name: Fuyuki Yukihashi
Aki Name: ShyKid
Age: 10
Birthday: December 22
Race: LightNin/Thundran

Fuyuki is the sweet but shy one of Denki’s friends. Like Denki, he love video games, and while he’s really good at them, he’s too shy to brag about it! He has a big crush on Natsumi but is too afraid to tell her. But since Natsumi is sweeter on him than anyone, it’s okay. He’ll always step up when she and others are in trouble which proves that he’s braver than he gives himself credit for.

Author's Notes

• The kids that make up Denki’s best friends are all named after the seasons!
• The “fuyu” in Fuyuki’s name is Japanese for the season of “winter.”

oh so very shy little boy


adorable little rain dragon from the sky Name: Flarai
Aki Name: RaiKid
Age: 1
Birthday: Unknown
Species: Rain Dragon (Raidra)

Flarai is the cute new pet and friend to Denki and the other kids. Falling from the sky from Haruka’s stray ball she now follows the kids occasionally mirroring their expressions because she’s just a baby. She may look like a little snake with a big head but she’s actually a Raidra, or a Rain Dragon. This is why she and her kind only say “rai.”

Author's Notes

• Ironically “rai” is also Japanese for “thunder,” but the “rai” in Flarai’s name is just short for “rain.”
• Flarai is actually based on a snake!


Name: Ula Stratiller
Aki Name: SpunkyKid
Age: 6
Birthday: June 3
Race: Vaploud

A young and incredibly spunky little farm girl without fear. Having seen firsthand the damage that Hurrican and his group are capable of she is determined to defend those around her despite her tender young age. This of course creates headaches for her family especially her older brother Cume.

a spunky little defender herself
Author's Notes

• Little Ula’s name comes from the last part of the word “cum-ulus” which is a type of could. Cumulus clouds are generally really puffy. Guess who’s named for the first part of the word!
• The “strat” in Ula’s last name “Stratiller” is taken from the word “stratus” which is a type of cloud that is flat and hazy. They are the lowest clouds in the sky and typically produce light rain and snow.
• The “till” means to break up something as in “tilling the soil.”


slow and steady young man Name: Cume Stratiller
Age: 11
Birthday: August 12
Race: Vaploud

Cume is a rather laidback farm boy who lives on in the farmlands of Altos. As the older brother to Ula, he has to act as the responsible one. Those who know him think of him as kind of a wet blanket at times, but his close friends know it’s because of his overprotective nature towards his little sister.

Author's Notes

• Cume’s name comes from the first part of the word “cum-ulus” which is a type of could. Cumulus clouds are generally really puffy. Guess who’s named for the last part of the word!
• The “strat” in Cume’s last name “Stratiller” is taken from the word “stratus” which is a type of cloud that is flat and hazy. They are the lowest clouds in the sky and typically produce light rain and snow.
• The “till” means to break up something as in “tilling the soil.”


Name: Clode Clolancy
Aki Name: PuffyKid
Age: 10
Birthday: January 25
Race: Vaploud

Clode is a very sweet little girl from Ulus City; but also a little naïve and extremely clumsy. In fact she is possibly the single most danger-prone Vaploud girl in all of Ulus as she has a bad habit of tripping everywhere, into anything, and often into anyone. Fortunately she keeps a box of band-aids on hand which is handy when she or others get a scrape.

Author's Notes

• Clode’s name is pretty simple to figure out. The “clo” in both her first and last name is taken from the word “cloud.”

a clumsy but caring little miss


cute and sleepy-looking little cloud dragon Name: Clodu
Aki Name: CloKid
Age: 1
Birthday: January 25
Species: Cloud Dragon (Clodra)

Clodu is the cute dragon pet and best friend to little Clode. Clodu rarely opens his eyes and even more rarely moves. Despite getting dropped a lot by his clumsy owner, he loves Clode a lot just as she loves him. Clodu is a Cloud Dragon or a Clodra for short so he resembles a chameleon and says “clo” all the time. Clodu is frightened easily and is afraid of birds.

Author's Notes

• Cloud Dragons like Clodu are based on the chameleon!


Name: Hailo Del-Icenoz
Age: 15
Birthday: December 25
Race: Freezan/Snowada

A hero to everyone, especially girls old and young, Hailo is the young knight and prince from the kingdom of Icenoz. An ace with a sword, the Icenozan Prince has a somewhat moody and laidback attitude about him, which comes in handy in a fight. No one knows why he doesn’t smile (like a normal person anyway). He feels a bit uneasy around little kids but is more comfortable around kids his own age.

Author's Notes

• “Hail” is the main part of Hailo’s name that is also a form of precipitation common with blizzards or severe thunderstorms. Hail is a series of ice balls that accompany storms like them.
• “Del” is Spanish for “of the.”
• Icenoz is quite literally made of the words “ice” and “snow!”

the cool and brave young knight and prince


bright and steady young lady of Icenoz Name: Ciclia Zenulake
Aki Name: None yet
Age: 10
Birthday: July 29
Race: Freezan

Ciclia is a very steady and bright young lady who lives in the capitol of Icenoz. Extremely knowledgeable about the city (and Hailo), Ciclia and her best friend Flaeka will often do tours for kids new to town. She’s kind but she can be very tough as well, particularly when bullies pick on people.

Author's Notes

• The “Cicl-” in Ciclia’s name comes from the word “icicle” which is a common sight during snow or ice storms.
• Believe it or not, Ciclia’s last name “Zenulake” is actually based around the word “lake” which isn’t weather really but is definitely the first thing I think of when I hear “ice.”


Name: Flaeka Fromaker
Aki Name: None yet
Age: 8
Birthday: November 26
Race: Snowada

Flaeka is Ciclia’s young and eager right-hand girl and best friend. The daughter of a baker, Flaeka is a very good connoisseur at her age and has excellent taste. She’s a very sweet and sensitive little girl who is still a bit unsure of herself, but wants to become moreso so she can be a good big sister when the time comes for her mother to have her next baby.

Author's Notes

• Our Little Snowflake Flaeka’s name comes from her pet name quite obviously.
• The “Fro-“ in Flaeka’s last name is based on the word “Frosty” which happens to be the name of a certain man made of snow!

Ciclia's right hand girl

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