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"I'm still dancing here. Go ahead and leave without me."
― Sky Kid[1]
"Don't give me that, Sky Kid! It's past your bedtime!"
AWACS Ghost Eye[1]

Stephen McCarthy, callsign Sky Kid, is a Republic of Emmeria Air Force fighter pilot and flight leader of the 4th Fighter Squadron (Sky Kid Squadron). Throughout the Emmeria-Estovakia War, like his squadron members, he flew a Mirage 2000-5. He is one of Talisman's allies in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.

He was well-known for his superior flight skills which resulted in him being seen as a model pilot. It is said his sense of humor helped his fellow allies get through the war.[2]

Biography

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During the early stages of the Emmeria-Estovakia War, he took part in the Standoff in Silvat Town. He also assisted in protecting the tanks traversing through the Selumna Peaks, taking back Ragno Fortress,[3] clearing a path through the Moloch Desert,[4] saving Garuda Team from a large number of Estovakian reinforcements above the Alma River,[5] recapturing Gracemeria[6] and protecting it from cruise missiles,[7] as well as helping destroy the Chandelier[8] and the P-1112 Aigaion.[9]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Stephen McCarthy's callsign is a reference to Sky Kid, a notable Namco title.
  • Red Baron and Blue Max are seen accompanying Stephen, which are also Sky Kid references since Red Baron and Blue Max were playable characters in that game.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mission 06: "Siege on Silvat", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  2. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Assault Record #37 - Stephen McCarthy.
  3. Mission 10: "Ragno Fortress", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  4. Mission 11: "The Moloch Desert", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  5. Mission 12: "Weapons of Mass Destruction", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  6. Mission 13: "The Liberation of Gracemeria", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  7. Mission 14: "Gracemeria Patrol", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  8. Mission 15: "Chandelier", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  9. Mission 09: "Heavy Command Cruiser", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
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