Lightning Rod prides himself on being the most macho of all the other storm giants in Skylands, though he isn't used to sharing the spotlight. He is brave, but can also be charming and charismatic.
Lightning Rod once lived in the majestic Cloud Kingdom, where his countless acts of heroism along with his winning smile and electric physique made him the most famous storm giant in the realm. He was a true celebrity, and the palace halls were littered with statues of the chiselled hero. But all the praise and admiration could never quite satisfy Rod, who yearned for something more. As luck would have it, he met an adventurous young dragon named Spyro, who told him fantastic stories of faraway places and dangerous adventures. Rod was spellbound, and he set off with Spyro to seek an audience with Eon to join the Skylanders... but not before the storm giants threw a going away party that lasted for twelve days.