- In: Culture
- Published on 15 May 2012
- By James
On Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Birdman is an ordinary human endowed by the sun god Ra (although this origin is only vaguely and briefly hinted at during the series; his real name is never mentioned) with the ability to shoot solar rays from his fists and project “solar shields” to defend himself against attacks. He was recruited by a top-secret government agency, Inter-Nation Security, and now works full-time fighting crime, assisted by his eagle sidekick Avenger. In addition to the abilities he received from Ra, Birdman also possesses the power of flight, thanks to the giant wings which sprout from his back. His sole weakness is that he must periodically recharge his super powers through exposure to the sun’s rays. His trademark is his battle cry of "Biiiiirdman!!" when he goes into battle.
Who remembers Birdman? This one was one of my Hanna-Barbara favorites growing up. The animation is very dated, but makes for really cool stills. Check out the episode (it's only 6 minutes) "Avenger for Ransom" below. Avenger! Guide to the sun!