Lightning is an ultra-competitive jock who values winning above everything else. He is very vain and egotistical, constantly referring to himself in the third person and often shown kissing his biceps. He is also quite selfish and always puts his own interests above everyone else's. Lightning is actually very good at sports, showing he can somewhat back up his boasting. However, despite his athletic prowess and physical strength, he isn't very smart and is quite stubborn. Lightning also possesses an inability to recognize the genders of characters like Jo and Cameron, even if they tell him otherwise. This lack of intelligence makes him easily manipulated by characters such as Jo and Scott.
Despite being villainous, he has less victories than Torracat.