Pat: Don't touch the Thunderbolt! That's the most dangerous thing in here.
Courtney: A pink pen?
Pat and Courtney about the Thunderbolt in "Icicle"

Thunderbolt is a character in The CW and DC Universe series, Stargirl.

He is a magical, electrical, fun-loving, wish-granting pink imp. The wishes he grants often cause more trouble than the wish-asker would ever expect. But despite his somewhat constant supernatural disasters, the Thunderbolt's heart is always in the right place, even if it is wounded by the friends he has lost throughout his long existence.

He was previously thought to be a powerful weapon used by a member of the Justice Society of America used to fight crime. It appears to be an ordinary pink pen; however, it contains a powerful electrical charge.


When Pat Dugan brought Courtney Whitmore the Justice Society of America Headquarters she discovered the Thunderbolt among the artifacts that the JSA left behind. Courtney became inspired to use the artifacts to reform the society but Pat warned her against using the pen because he felt it was the most dangerous weapon in the collection. Later when Courtney returned to the JSA headquarters to steal the artifacts she attempted to take the pen but it produced an electrical charge when she tried to grab it which caused it to make a laughing noise at her. She grimaced but placed it in her bag in spite of this.[1]

She later tried to use the Thunderbolt by clicking the pen but nothing happened. She repeated this action several times before giving up, thinking that it is just a useless object. But when she leaves the room, a laughing sound emits from the pen.[2]


Thunderbolt is a fun-loving, electrical, and magical creature whose good intentions aren't always conveyed well.


Little is known about the power of Thunderbolt in pen form, but it is stated to be powerful and it appears to produce electricity when touched.


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Notes and Trivia

  • When Courtney tried to remove the Thunderbolt, it not only shocked her with an electrical charge but also laughed at her.
  • He is the second CGI character following Solomon Grundy. He is the first, however, to be voiced by an actor.

Comic Comparisons

  • In the DC Comics, the Thunderbolt is, "a semi-transparent pink anthropomorphic thunderbolt-shaped magic genie named Yz who can do about anything if it has a human guide to steer it." He currently resides in a magic pen and is only called into action when Jakeem Thunder clicks it.[3]



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