"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]


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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]



  • 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.