The original Flipshot
Daring Space Ace Pilot from the cloud city, Levitan, on planet Primus. He is equipped and ready to "flip" into battle at a moment's notice. He leaves the Tri-Sloar System with Captain Hydron and travels back in time to search the universe for He-Man.
Battle Equipment: Helmet, Jet Back-Pack, Wrist Rockets.
Flipshot first appears in the minicomic The New Adventure, where he and Captain Hydron go to Eternia searching for He-Man, but Skeletor tricks them into thinking he is the force of good they are searching for, and makes them siphon the power of Castle Grayskull into their ship, but Prince Adam arrives on the ship, becomes He-Man and reveals the truth to the Galactic Guardians.
In the following minicomics, Battle for the Crystal and The Revenge of Skeletor!, he uses the Bolajet against whoever is driving the Terrorclaw (Slush Head and Optikk in the former, Flogg in the latter).
Flipshot is a regular in the animated series. His catchphrase comes when getting ready for battle, as he's asked "Are you ready?" (mostly by Hydron) and he always answers "I was born ready!". Most of the time, his arrogance gets him in trouble.
- The New Adventure
- Skeletor's Journey
- Battle for the Crystal
- The Revenge of Skeletor!
- The Powers of Grayskull: The Second Ultimate Battleground! (cameo)
- A New Beginning
- Quest for the Crystals
- The Heat
- Attack on Onnor
- The Ultimate Challenge
- Sword & Staff
- The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword... Or Is It?
- Glastnost Schmaznost
- The Youngest Hero
- The Festival of Lights (non speaking role)
- The Gift
- Skeletor's Victory
- The Seeds of Resistance
- The Battle for Levitan
- Escape from Gaolotia
- He-Man Mutant
- Fading Star
- Skeletor's Revenge (cameo) (non speaking role)
- The Mind Lens
- Adam's Adventure
- Planet of Junk (cameo) (non speaking role)
- Council of Clones (cameo) (non speaking role)
- Cold Freeze
- He-Caz (cameo) (non speaking role)
- The Galactic Guardians
- A Plague Upon Primus
- The Test of Time
- Four Ways To Sundown
- The Sheriff of Gorn City
- The New Wizard in Town (mentioned only)
- The Nemesis Within (cameo) (non speaking role)
- The Dream Zone (non speaking role)
- You're In the Army Now (non speaking role)
- No Easy Way
- The Guns of Nordor
- Mutiny on the Mothership
- Rock to the Future
- The Running of the Herd
- Balance of Power
- The Tornadoes of Zil (mentioned only)
- The Taking of Levitan
- The Power of the Good and the Way of the Magic
- Queen's Gambit
- There's Gems In Them Hills
- The Call to the Games
- The Blacksmith of Crelus
- A Time To Leave
- The Games
- Flogg's Revenge
- The Final Invasion
- Eternity War
- The End of All Fear (cameo)
- He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse
Behind the Scenes
- The character was originally developed for the proposed He-Ro: Son of He-Man series bible, where he was called Icarius. Most of the concepts from this series bible ended up in the He-Man toyline and it was decided that Icarius needed a more toyetic sounding name, hence he became Flipshot. However, for the European market the original name of Icarius was still used.
- When the character was released in the MOTU Classics toyline, they had to revert to the original name of Icarius because 'Flipshot' was owned by rival toy company Hasbro in connection with their collection of Nerf guns.
- In the MOTU Classics toyline, Icarius' face resembled actor Val Kilmer as he appeared in the 1986 film Top Gun.
- The MOTUC bio revealed Icarius' full name to be Tc Icarius Kaz. The first to letters are a reference to Mattel toy engineer TC Chen, who worked on both the original version of the toy and on the MOTUC version. The last name 'Kaz' appears to be a reference to another character from The New Adventures of He-Man series.