While it might seem like a mystery as to how this easy-going flirt became the leader of the Falcons, Van Pelt makes up for his bad pick-up lines with his sense of responsibility. He serves as a father figure to many of the Falcons, and looks after every member of his team, old and new alike. While he’s a bit scared of the stronger Falcons (namely Agatha), he’s not afraid to assert his command if he sees a mission going badly and is always ready with a smile to boost the spirits back up.