|Developed Into||XV-7001 Luxon|
|Affiliation||Free Pact Alliance|
The XV-5001L Skyknight is a first generation zero-type Valiancer in the Buddy Complex anime. It is the predecessor to the XV-7001 Luxon. The XV-5001R Firebrand is its twin Valiancer. It was piloted briefly by Aoba Watase.
The Skyknight is a dark green zero-type Valiancer. Compared to Valiancers, it is bulky, more Beryl-like, and has a simpler Coupling system. Its wings radiate a green glow during Coupling. It was built by Alessandro Fermi and was no longer used as it was deemed obsolete, and was sent to the Hawaii Base, where it receives regular maintenance.
- Coupling System
- During Coupling the Skyknight gains wings that enable it to fly greater distances and at greater speeds. The pilots also share skills, abilities and experiences while increasing the abilities and the output of the Valiancers. Unlike the Coupling Systems on the Luxon and Bradyon, it is much stronger, and required a stronger psychological connection. The Skyknight is able to outperform modern Valiancers and even the Luxon and Bradyon while in coupling.
- Skyknight, like Firebrand, was not supposed to be flown again due to safety concerns. The old Coupling System created such a strong psychological connection that the buddies might lose themselves and possibly die.
- It is unknown if the Skyknight was ever combat equipped, as it did not have any armaments.
- In episode 12 it is seen onboard the Cygnus despite the fact Elvira appears not to want Aoba anywhere near it because it is dangerous. It is not counted as a combat-ready Valiancer, as it is stated the Cygnus only have the three Beryls ready to fight.