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When your BattleAura is sufficiently charged and you're preparing to [[CallingYourAttacks call your attack]], or if you're a mage and you're invoking a particularly complicated spell, a wind will almost always whip around your feet, kicking up little wave-like peaks of dust in a perfect circle around you, possibly flaring out the hem of your BadassLongcoat or BadassCape, if you have one.

If the writers have to [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours surpass]] whatever power is responsible for SwirlingDust, they'll frequently resort to a ChunkyUpdraft. The guiding principle behind both of these is SphereOfPower. Not to be confused with SmokeShield, when large amounts of dust shield attackers. May also occasionally manifest as trail from the use of SuperSpeed.

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!!Examples:

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* ''Manga/{{Dragonball}} Z''. All the time. Sometimes to the extent of giant swirling ''clouds''.
* In ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' it's not dust, it's all of Keiichi's possessions.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' shows a swirl of dust kicking up around Negi as he casts a spell in the title sequence.
* In ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', several of the girls get a dust swirl when they use or activate their [=HiME=] powers.
* In the ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' OVA, this happens around the edges of Klarth's summoning circle right as he finishes "purifying the area."
* All Chakra does this in ''{{Naruto}}'', for varying levels of dust. For example, a simple jutsu to walk on water might make nearby grass bend slightly. Naruto in his fourth level of [[strike: Badass]] Demonic Possesion flattens a metal bridge and a square mile of forest. As a side effect.
* In the OnePiece anime, Luffy's use of Haki causes a mild form of this. Generally as a rapidly expanding wind or pressure wave that causes loose items such as paper, dust, leaves, or hair to blow away as if caught in a sudden gust.
* As with many other tropes, ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'' shows us just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0lVppDjcKQ#t=6m26s how it's done]]. Too bad Shinji was angsting at the time.
* In ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'', Bakumaru does this when preparing his special spinning sword strike.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' does this from time to time, though most notably when Ichigo uses his Bankai for the first time, which creates a massive tornado of dust visible from miles away.

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* Used in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'', whenever Ryu or Fou-Lu shapeshift into their [[ScaledUp dragon forms]].

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* {{Justified|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Aang, as the Avatar, can control the four [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elements]], so when the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] kicks in, the wind, water, and/or earth around him are going to swirl.

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