Created By: MasterheartsXIII on October 26, 2012 Last Edited By: MasterheartsXIII on November 30, 2012
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Wind Lines

Lines of wind drawn in to show that wind is blowing, usually hard.

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When media allows the viewer to see the wind. This is done by adding lines, usually white,but sometimes other colors, moving in a direction. Partially Truth in Television, as sometimes when the wind is strong enough, it will pick up rain and move it in a way that looks like you are seeing the wind. Mainly limited to visual media that is not live action. Related to Razor Wind. A form of Briffits and Squeans. When used in an elemental powers setting, it is very likely that Wind Is Green. Does not apply to times when a flag or banner of some sort is blowing a certain direction to show wind.

Examples:

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  • Pocahontas has some during the Colors of the Wind number. Interestingly, this film colors the wind purples, reds, and pinks.

Video Games:
  • Ōkami has you control the wind. When you do, little green lines cross the screen.
  • The Kingdom Hearts series had the Aero Spell which makes white lines of wind surrounding Sora
    • Also in KHII when Sora gets blown off the Black Pearl in Port Royal
  • Ape Escape 3 had this in one level where a giant snow monkey head is blowing wind.
  • The Pictochat stage of Super Smash Bros..Brawl has a strong wind represented by black lines being blown by a giant drawn face.
  • As part of its cartoony feel, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker shows the wind as white streamers of sorts. This comes in very handy when gliding with the Deku Leaf since you can easily tell which direction the wind is blowing.
  • In the Final Fantasy series, the Aero series of spells is drawn with either green or gray lines.
    • In Final Fantasy VII, visible wind is the point in one location, the Northern Crater. You watch the winds and have to jump over chasms when they are the weakest.

Western Animation:
  • Airbenders in Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel The Legend of Korra usually have the air they bend be visible to the viewers. The main exception is when they use their bending to fly; neither Air Nomads using gliders nor sky bisons seem to create any kind of visible signature of their powers while airborne.

Community Feedback Replies: 29
  • October 26, 2012
    StarSword
    Might want to add some links to the entries.

    Video Games:
    • As part of its cartoony feel, The Legend Of Zelda The Wind Waker shows the wind as white streamers of sorts. This comes in very handy when gliding with the Deku Leaf since you can easily tell which direction the wind is blowing.
  • October 26, 2012
    DRCEQ
    • Air Man launches multiple mini tornadoes at you in Mega Man 2

    ... Hey, it's still technically wind.
  • October 26, 2012
    Khantalas
    There is a good chance that Wind Is Green whenever it is visible.

    • Airbenders in Avatar The Last Airbender and its sequel The Legend Of Korra usually have the air they bend be visible to the viewers. The main exception is when they use their bending to fly; neither Air Nomads using gliders nor sky bisons seem to create any kind of visible signature of their powers while airborne.
  • October 26, 2012
    DracMonster
    I think restrict this to animated. In still drawings like comic strips, it seems like People Sit On Chairs to me since you don't have moving stuff to show air movement.

    EDIT: You know, scratch that, you could show blowing hair in a still picture.
  • October 29, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    hey how do you make pocahontas into a link?
  • October 29, 2012
    McKathlin
    Pocahontas: that is, Disney/Pocahontas with two curly braces on each side. Then put double apostrophes around it all to italicize for the movie title.
  • October 30, 2012
    Stratadrake
    ^^ Like this: {{Pocahontas}} (because there's no Camel Case for the wiki parser to detect).
  • October 30, 2012
    aurora369
    In the Final Fantasy series, the Aero series of spells is drawn with either green or gray lines.

    In Final Fantasy VII, visible wind is the point in one location, the Northern Crater. You watch the winds and have to jump over chasms when they are the weakest.
  • October 31, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    This could be cataloged in the Just For Pun index.
  • November 1, 2012
    TheHandle
    How about Visible Wind as an alternate title?
  • November 1, 2012
    DracMonster
    Wind Lines seems clearer to me.
  • November 1, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    which one? Visible Wind or Wind Lines? I would prefer a snappier title than either of these presonally.
  • November 1, 2012
    Stratadrake
    I See Wind would work better than Wind I See, but Wind Lines isn't bad either (short and to the point).
  • November 1, 2012
    Tuckerscreator
    Quite an Omnipresent Trope in animation and comics.
  • November 2, 2012
    Snoopingas
    I recall seeing this at new bark town in pokemon hg/ss
  • November 2, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    Quick question. as this is my first YKTTW, am i supposed to put the examples that other tropers contribute into the main text, or am i just supposed to leave them as they are?
  • November 2, 2012
    Stratadrake
    By all means, if they're a valid example add them to your draft.
  • November 3, 2012
    DracMonster
    Yes, you want to roll them in, so you get a "complete" page to start with at launch.
  • November 3, 2012
    StarSword
    It's basically a question of saving time. It's helpful to have a completely launch-ready page before you launch, because then all you have to do is index it, set its page type, and apply a custom title if necessary.
  • November 5, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    More film or TV examples would be helpful.
  • November 5, 2012
    Stratadrake
    But not necessary, as you can't expect a trope to have equal usage across all media.

    Especially for this trope, because in (live-action) film and television any visible wind lines will (almost by definition) be a special effect added in post-production.
  • November 5, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    True but there has to be more than one in the films. come on people. think disney!
  • November 6, 2012
    Stratadrake
    You mean animated films; I said live-action. Make sure you specify which is which in your examples list.
  • November 7, 2012
    Omeganian
    Can overlap with Air Aided Acrobatics.
  • November 7, 2012
    elwoz
    Closely related to (in fact, a form of) Briffits And Squeans; I think Wind Lines is the best name candidate just because of the parallel with the alternative title for that page, Motion Lines.
  • November 7, 2012
    0blivionmobile
    Played with in Okami, where you cause wind by drawing the lines to represent it.
  • November 14, 2012
    shimaspawn
    ^^^ That's not overlap. Both tropes just happen to involve wind. It probably should not be mentioned on this page.
  • November 27, 2012
    ArcadesSabboth
    This is nowhere near ready to launch. It has only 8 examples -- there need to be much, much more than that. The description is far too short and makes only mentions like one related trope -- there need to be more. Why no mention of Wind Is Green, for example? Several people have mentioned related tropes that could be mentioned.

    The trope will need to be indexed, but there is no mention of an index to put it on.

    The formatting of the page is incorrect as well: All work names must be italic (except things like short stories, websites, bands, and religious texts) and all work names must be made into links to their pages. The examples line needs to be formatted with the exclanation point markup, and the examples need to be in folders. The indentation also needs to be fixed -- see How To Write An Example.
  • November 30, 2012
    MasterheartsXIII
    I didn't know Executive Meddling happened on here as well. Fine... Ladies and Gentlemen, I hereby declare that this trope shall go in the This Index Blows index.
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