* [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Dhalsim]] in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' breathes fire. Another exception to the only-humans-if-corrupted rule, since he apparently gained this ability through his mastery of ''yoga''.
** Later {{retcon}}ned to be a gift from Agni, the Hindu god of fire, of whom Dhalsim is a staunch devoté. He's still a ''really'' NiceGuy.
** It's also all but stated in the UDON comics that Dhalsim's fire is actually an illusion, nad it will only burn you if you ''believe'' it will.
* Sasquatch in the ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' series shoots ice beams.
* All dragons in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' breathe fire, and some can even shoot fireballs at you from a distance.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[='s=] Bahamut, who is especially notable for breathing what is essentially the Flare spell. That's right. Bahamut has ''[[NukeEm nuclear fission breath.]]''
** Reis in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', being basically a Dragon in the shape of a woman, can breathe [[FireIceLightning Fire, Ice, or Electricity]]. Oh, and Holy. However that works. This may not have been clear in the original translation (Where breath gets translated Braclet)...
** The Dragoons of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' (and ''A2'') can also breathe Fire, Ice and Thunder.
** All ''Final Fantasy'' games where Blue Mages appear feature them learning breath weapons. Usually, three are available: Aqua Breath, Fire Breath and Bad Breath ([[BossInMooksClothing Malboro's]] famous chemical weapon grade halitosis attack).
** Barthandelus, BigBad and Master Troll of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', has two ultimate moves named "Thanatosian Smile" and "Thanatosian Laughter," both of which consist of him barfing lasers on you.
* Sigma at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}6'', as well as too many other robots to sanely list here.
** In ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan V]]'' for the GameBoy, Mega Man has spent the game using [[RocketPunch the Mega Arm]], because his Super [[ArmCannon Mega Buster]] can't affect this batch of robots. What happened to it, you ask? Dr. Light put it in ''Rush''. He shoots the charged shots from his mouth (having no arms).
** Virtually every weapon in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' that does not simply come into existence in midair is fired from Omega-Xis' mouth. As a result, most of what Mega Man fires is technically a Breath Weapon, most notably the first game's Tail Burner, which is actual fire. Well, digital fire.
* The [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Sentinel]], when it appears in [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Capcom's fighting games]], generally has one of these too.
* Breathing fire is one of Bowser's trademark characteristics in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' series, but there are a few other critters that have this ability (such as the Dino Rhinos and Reznors in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'').
** The Axem Ranger's Blade ship's Breaker Beam, in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
** The Putrid Piranha and Frost Piranha from ''PaperMario'' have toxic and ice breath attacks, respectfully.
* Ridley from ''{{Metroid}}'' often has an attack of that type, although his dragon-like nature makes it seem rather logical.
** The MetroidPrime also has it. Many monsters spew fireballs (and some, [[AnIcePerson freezeballs]]).
* The various dragon forms of the main characters in the ''BreathOfFire'' series. It's even [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin right there in the title]].
* ''CityOfHeroes'' and ''CityOfVillains'' has a few of these sort of attacks used by enemies but also available to players.
** Fire Breath
** Frost Breath
** Neurotoxic Breath (Poison)
** Bile Spray (Acid)
* The Dragon and Dragon Zombie in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series predictably have a breath weapon, using fire (Or wind or ice in the first game) and darkness respectively. There's also the Cockatrice, who uses either petrifying breath or miasma depending on the game.
* The Pandaren Brewmasters from ''{{Warcraft}} 3'' can breathe "fire" (ignited grain alcohol) to a... panda as part of their standard skills, although they are firmly good guys. This also shows up on some of the neutral monsters. There is also a breath of frost, but it shows up much more rarely.
** Dragons in the same games also have breath attacks. Red dragons breathe fire, black ones breath molten lava, blue ones breath ice or magic energy, green ones acid and in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' bronze ones breathe magic, superheated sand that causes rapid aging, although in Warcraft 3 it's clearly lightning.
** In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', almost all Dragon-type bosses, in addition to regular bolts and fire/frost/poison/whatever else breath have a devastating attack that begins with: "X takes a deep breath..." and generally must be avoided via some sort of trick. Black dragon Onyxia is mostly infamous for her insanely powerful Deep Breath which she uses completely randomly, which makes it hard to avoid. For months, if not years, people have tried to come up with explanations of what makes Onyxia Deep Breath more. Some theories make more sense than others, but all are false. It's really random.
*** Ironically Onyxia is also a subversion of this trope, since her Deep Breath flames seem to come straight from the ground instead of her mouth, perhaps due to graphic limitations?
** Chimeras have one head that spits acidic bile and another that breath's magical lightning.
*** Hunter-pet Chimeras in WoW breathe frost and lightning. Even if the non-tamed mob has a poison/acid ability as a mob (which it loses when tamed).
** Frost Wyrms have an ice breath weapon.
*** Though, since Frost Wyrms are giant reanimated dragon skeletons, its debatable if this can be called a "breath" weapon (what with them not having actual ''lungs'' and all).
* Beginning in his first game, {{Kirby}} could spit puffs of air with enough force to damage most enemies, and power-ups allowed him to spit puffs of minty-fresh or spicy-hot breath. In later games, after he learned to steal enemy powers, he could gain the ability to exhale fire or ice.
* Glass Goth, the FinalBoss of ''ChocobosDungeon 2'', has a wide-area beam breath attack.
* Bloodbane in ''ValkyrieProfile'', "FEEL MY FLAME!"
* SpyroTheDragon isn't limited to merely fire breath - he goes as far as to launch ice, earth chunks and ''electricity'' out of his mouth. Cynder uses shadow, wind, ''poison and fear''.
** He can only launch chunks of earth if he scoops them up in his mouth beforehand. It's not a breath weapon, it's just spitting.
* The daedroth and spider daedra in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. The daedroth spits balls of fire; the spider daedra breathes lightning, and also casts a touch-range paralysis spell by exhaling green haze into its palm and then slapping the target.
** Played with in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', which combines this trope with LanguageOfMagic: the dragons' breath attacks are brought about from words in the dragons' native language.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had Dodongos and King Dodongo blowing their burning bad breath at Link in the Gorons' Cave, and then later, Volvagia will try to cook the hero during the BossBattle at the Fire Temple.
** And let's not forget those ever-annoying [[AnIcePerson Freezzards]] in the Ice Cave...
* [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion]] can pull off his ninja hood to breathe fire, usually as a [[FinishingMove Fatality]].
* ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak III]]'''s Dark Makers have access to giant stompy HumongousMecha {{Spider Tank}}s. How could you make this kind of combo even worse for Jak? The head can fire a laser from where a mouth would be on an organic creature.
* In ''LostSoulsMUD'', a number of species breathe fire by way of phlogiston glands. Esoteric breath weapons are explained by phlogiston absorbing magical essences that infuse the glands' owner.
* [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Michelangelo]], oddly enough, is granted this ability in the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions of the ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters Tournament Fighters']]' FightingGame.
* The Flash game ''VideoGame/RobotDinosaursThatShootBeamsWhenTheyRoar'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin all about this.]]..and [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]].
* The Giant Minotaur boss in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' had a fiery breath attack.
* ''FireEmblem'' dragons, both manaketes and the laguz, attack with their breath. Sometimes, there are even multiple different types of breath for dragons to use, based on either the species of the dragons themselves or the dragonstones they possess.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': The Whirlwind could count as a breath weapon, since you have to blow in the DS microphone to activate it.
** Meanwhile [[DinosaursAreDragons Dodongos]] can breathe fire, and Olrox' OneWingedAngel [[spoiler: seeing as he's a dragon, has this as well]].
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' - A small sub-class of fungi exude toxic fumes rather than EdibleAmmunition.
* Breath attacks form a skill family in ''DragonQuest''. The weaker versions are pretty common among low- to mid-level monsters, while the most powerful breath attacks tend to be spammed by bosses. (Especially the FinalBoss.) Later games allow the player to recruit monsters or use special character classes that have access to these abilities. What makes them particularly obnoxious is that despite dealing elemental damage, they don't count as magic attacks, so the only ways to protect yourself from them are with equipment, spells or skills which either reduce damage taken from those elements regardless of the nature of the attack, or specifically defend against breath attacks.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', the [[HumongousMecha Metal Gear RAY]] has a high-pressure water cannon located in its "mouth" that can slice through metal like a hot knife through butter. A modified variant of the RAY in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' replaces the water cannon with a [[FrickinLaserBeams plasma cannon]].
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' used basically every Wyvern, Dragon, or "Boss" monster plus a few minor enemies. Yian Kut-Ku, Rathalos/Rathian, Yian Garuga, and if you want to be technical, a King Shakalaka all have a fire-based breath attack. Mostly fireballs, and in the case of the Yian Kut-Ku, it is simply lobbed out. The Gravios and (more rarely) Basarios have a beam-like weapon that also has an Exhaust after-effect, where they are likely to burn everything within melee range of them after disintegrating you with their throat laser. Among the -prey series there is Giaprey and Ioprey which spit ice and poison based attack respectively. Hypnoctrice has Sleep- based attacks. Congalala, Teostra, and Leostra all have flamethrower-esque attacks.
** ''Tri'' ups the ante considerably. Rathalos and Rathian still spit fireballs, but Rathian can spit three at once or a "blaster" which blows up everything a good ways in front of it. There's also the Qurupeco, which spits an oil-like substance as one of its attacks; the Royal Ludroth, which spits water; the Gigginox with poison; the Baggi and Great Baggi with sleeping agents. Up until now, it was sensible. But then there's the Lagiacrus, which shoots ''ball lightning'' from its gaping maw, the Barioth ejects a miniature blizzard as its breath weapon, and the Agnaktor fires what is essentially a ''heat beam''!
*** Which doesn't actually mean it ups the ante, as many monsters in previous games could also do things like that. Khezu could spit electricity, and Gravios's sweeping heat beam was absolutely infamous.
*** [[spoiler: Ceadeus launches a powerful stream of water and Alatreon launches ice breath]]
* ''BattleForWesnoth'''s Drakes are all capable of breathing [[KillItWithFire fire]] although one caste (the Clasher unit line) gives up this ability in favour of the protection provided by heavy armour, which restricts their breathing enough to prevent this.
* Among the power-ups in ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}} Legends'' and its remake ''Gauntlet: Dark Legacy'' are breath weapons, including Fire Breath, Acid Breath, and Lightning Breath. Unlike most of the power-ups, these have ammo-based usage instead of being active for a limited time. A lot of the bosses use breath attacks too. Even though there's no Light Breath power-up but there's a Light Amulet, Skorne can spit beams of light at you.
* Firebrand, the [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Red Arremer]] from the ''[[VideoGame/GargoylesQuest Gargoyle's Quest]]'' series, gets varying kinds of breath attacks with his powerups.
* This is one of the available monster powers in ''CrushCrumbleAndChomp''
* ''{{Drakan}}'' featured among (expected) fire breath - lightning, ice and acid. One will wonder how does a dragon keep all that in him.
* Certain units in ''MasterOfMagic'' have Fire breath, notably the entire Draconian race.
* Second and third form dragons from ''Videogame/OgreBattle64'' have these as a possible attack.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fighting spinoffs, one of Suika Ibuki's attacks consists of taking a swig of alchohol, and immediately breathing fire at the opponent.
* Many demons, including the [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Demifiend]] and the [[VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga Embryon]], in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series can use different versions of this ability (Fire, Ice, Fog, etc.).
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' features a few moves like this, namely Dragon Breath and Frost Breath. The anime expands on this making many attacks mouth-based.
* The final boss of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is [[spoiler: a gigantic partially-complete Human Reaper]] that attacks with a gigantic, long-charging beam attack from its mouth. It's also its own worst enemy with the thing, often sweeping its allies off the platform for you.
* ''LegacyOfKain:'' The [[{{Hellhound}} hellhounds]] in ''Blood Omen'' and some demons.
* Several enemies in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', such as the fire or lightning spitting Gargoyles or the curse breath of Seath the Scaleless. And if you join the Path of the Dragon, you can breath fire too.
* In ''LeagueOfLegends'' Kog'Maw's attacks all involve spewing digestive fluids at his enemies. Shyvana also breathes fire when in her dragon form.
* Karnov of ''{{Karnov}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/FightersHistory Fighter's History]]'', whose backstory makes him out to be a circus fire-breather.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has dragons of nine different colours, covering each of eight different breath attacks (silver and white dragons both use cold breath). Hell hounds, winter wolves, iron golems and Nazgul can also breathe (fire, cold, poison and sleep respectively); and then there's the Chromatic Dragon.
* Mieu from Videogame/TalesOfTheAbyss can breathe fire, [[DownplayedTrope but the flames are too small to do any real damage]]. Aside from some cutscenes where he's used as an ImprovisedWeapon, his breath mainly serves as a puzzle solving element.
* ''VideoGame/AlisiaDragoon'' uses it for several things, including Dragon Frye's fire, the fireballs spat by the Stage 4 boss, not to mention the various things such as sparks and ''worms'' that come out of Baldour's mouth.
* The dragon in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' fires mouth beams as both a dragon and in human form, at which point her eyes glow and she grows huge fangs.
* In {{Pikmin}} the enemies Fiery Blowhogs and Watery Blowhogs breath fire and water respectively.
* Higher-level skags in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' have fire and laser breath, as well as spitting shock and acid.
** In ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' certain human enemies have fire breath as well as being able to spew acid and slag at enemies. Krieg can breathe fire with the Hellfire Halitosis ability.
* ''Videogame/{{Awakening}}: The Sunhook Spire'' introduces special dragon altars for Sophia's pet pocket dragon that can allow it to exchange its normal fire-breathing for other elemental powers through its breath.
* Ryoufu from WorldHeroes can take a chug of alcohol and then spit fire on his opponents.
* In the ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' games, both the heroes and the villains in the game can trigger fire breaths when riding aboard dragons. Red dragons can shoot fire balls that can attack from a distance, while blue dragons can shoot bursts of fire that can attack enemies close to them.
* In the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' games, the Big Ben enemy can breathe fire on the players.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Quackshot}}'', Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' appears as a boss in the Maharajah level. His basic attack is breathing fire at Donald, which is ironic, because in ''The Jungle Book'' movie, fire is his one weakness, and towards the end of that movie, Mowgli defeated him by tying a burning branch to his tail.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]'':
** The Dark Green Baby Yoshis are sprite-swaps of the Dino Torches and have the same behavior as them.
** The Sakura Tori is a pink bird and it can spit fireballs at its foes.
* In ''{{DwarfFortress}}'', dragons have naturally breathed fire from the very earliest versions, but in more recent updates underground creatures have also gained breath attacks that can cause disease, flesh rot, and overall unpleasant deaths. The game can also be modded so that practically any effect can be used in a breath attack, from boiling gold to [[BodyHorror transformation.]]
* In Activision's ''{{VideoGame/Oink}}'', the Big Bad Wolf uses his breath to blow away the bricks of the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs' houses, which if he manages to blow a big enough hole can turn into a TractorBeam if it touches one of the pigs.
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