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Blow You Away

Winds, guard me!

This is another part of the Elemental Powers, mainly dealing with wind or air. It doesn't always mean Razor Wind, but includes the power to manipulate winds, such as literally blowing the enemy away, creating tornadoes, or used as a free Flight power. Any character who uses this is almost guaranteed to land in the role of a Fragile Speedster. Sometimes, this power is a natural extension for those with Super Speed, usually running around in circles very quickly to create a tornado. Combined with earth, it can create a sandstorm; with water, it can form a mist; and with fire, comes lightning.

May overlap with (or be the in-universe justification of) sound powers and deadly music. Often green. Wind from Beneath My Wings is a Subtrope. Super Breath is another stock superpower that can produce similar effects. In a Four-Temperament Ensemble, expect this character to be Sanguine.

Also, compare Everything's Better with Spinning.

Not to be confused with Blown Across the Room.


Examples

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Mazinger Z has the Rust Hurricane attack, where the robot blows a wind charged with corrosive particles disintegrate the enemy. Great Mazinger has the Great Typhoon, where the robot generates an incredibly strong wind, and Mazinkaiser has the Rust Tornado, an Up to Eleven combination of both attacks.
  • In Naruto, there's Temari and a good percentage of the rest of the Hidden Sand Village, as well as Asuma, Naruto himself, and Danzo from the Hidden Leaf, though they all focus more on the Razor Wind aspect.
    • There are more concussive wind jutsus as well, like Orochimaru and Gaara's Great Breakthrough or Kakuzu's Pressure Damage. The Tailed Beasts are capable of leveling towns and causing all sorts of natural disasters just by roaring.
    • Might Guy's ultimate attack, the Daytime Tiger, involves him punching the air so hard that it turns into a tiger. Unlike the other techniques mentioned above, it's not powered by chakra.
    • In Ninja Clash In The Land Of Snow, Princess Fun, the character played by film actress Yukie Fujikaze in-universe, uses wind powers against her enemies.
  • Fuu Hououji, Magic Knight of Wind from Magic Knight Rayearth.
  • Fuuko Kirisawa from Flame of Recca, using the wind Madogu Fuujin.
  • Fuusuke of Ninku is the captain of all wind-using ninja despite only being 12.
  • Bleach'
    • The Big Bad of the Bount arc had wind-based powers, up to and including a wind drill sword.
    • Kensei from the Vizard possesses a wind-element zanpakutou. His release command is "Futtobase", or "Blow it away"
    • Senna from Bleach: Memories of Nobody has a wind type Zanpakuto named Mirokumaru which can control wind and create tornados. She even rides on top of a tornado at one point.
    • In his Resurrección form, Privaron Espada 103, Dordonii Alessandro Del Socacchio, can release tornadoes/cyclones from his legs.
    • When Soifon activates Shunko against Yoruichi, she creates gusts of wind around herself to fight. When she fights BG9 she confirms that her Shunko form is Wind which allows her to create reiatsu tornadoes around her body.
  • Yaiba's Big Bad, Onimaru, wields the power of the Fujin Katana, which allows him to use tornadoes, Razor Wind, and mighty gusts of wind. Later, Yaiba himself gain this power.
  • The Windy card of Cardcaptor Sakura. By virtue of being the first card introduced and a powerful one to boot, it is essentially her signature card.
  • Phoenix Ikki from Saint Seiya can create small tornadoes on fire. His brother, Andromeda Shun, has more traditional wind powers, but he mostly uses his trusty chains in battle.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Haruka, aka Sailor Uranus, has this power, but since her attack is named "World Shaking", a lot of people mistake her powers for earth.
    • According to the artbooks, Sailor Jupiter can create hurricanes and cyclones in the manga.
  • Limdo/Uruki from Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden is known as the "Merciless Wind Slasher". Guess what his signature power is. However, don't piss him off: after suffering a Heroic BSOD when his bodyguard and lifelong companion Soren died in a Heroic Sacrifice, he turns himself into a friggin' tornado.
  • Technically, anyone with any skill in Air Gear since all power is based on wind, but mainly Ikki, Ringo, Agito, and Sora and Nike, after the former's Heel-Face Turn.
  • Jin of YuYu Hakusho.
  • Daimos has the attack 'Double Blizzard'. Despite the name, it's a pair of tornadoes, not a pair of freezing blizzards.
  • Combattler V's Super Electro Magnetic Whirlwind.
  • Midori Sugiura's CHILD Gakutenou in the Mai Hi ME anime (and Akane's in the manga).
  • Cologne in Ranma ½ teaches Ranma the Hiryu Shoten Ha (aka the Heaven Blast of the Dragon), a technique where a heated battle aura and an icy unemotional battle aura collide to produce a whirlwind.
  • Hayate from Prétear, the Leafe Knight of Wind.
  • To some degree, Koushirou Chikuma from Basilisk.
  • Dark Action Girl Kagura from InuYasha. So very much Razor Wind.
    • Not to mention the titular character's Wind Scar.
  • Seiichirou Aoki and Daisuke Saiki from X1999
  • Negi of Mahou Sensei Negima! originally specialized in wind-based spells, though, more recently, he seemed to prefer lightning.
  • Erigor from Fairy Tail can create a wall of wind that can trap enemies and even make an armor out of the wind.
    • Also, Wendy, who is the adopted daughter of the Sky Dragon, and therefore the Sky Dragon Slayer. She doesn't start out with many offensive abilities, but the ones she has (and gains over the series) fit this pretty well. Even her most common buff-spell makes sense for Wind-based powers: it makes those she targets move a lot faster, and they even float a bit when she first casts it.
  • Belldandy in Ah! My Goddess.
  • Girouette (or Juliet, as spelled in Del Rey translation) from Sugar Sugar Rune.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha has the spell Barrel Shot, which fires a burst of pressurized air at the target that deals no damage, but paralyzes them as a prelude for Excelion Buster.
    • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces, Shamal is revealed to use mostly wind spells if she's ever forced to go on the offensive, creating wind barriers and tornadoes of various sizes.
  • This forms a major point in Windy Tales.
  • Kazuma Yagami from Kaze no Stigma is an incredibly powerful wind mage, partially (but not entirely) because he's one of the legendary Contractors who's formed a pact with the elemental god of wind. To put that in perspective, the members of the Kannagi Clan, including his cousin, Ayano Kannagi, are highly skilled users of fire magic because their distant ancestor was a Contractor with the elemental god of fire.
  • The Ougi clan, and especially it's successor, Ougi Shichirou, from Kekkaishi: Flight - check, Razor Wind - check, creating giant tornadoes - check, and once, he reduced a small shrine to dust in an instant using his wind powers.
  • Franky from One Piece, who can use his Cyborg enhancements to fire wind with the force of a cannonball.
    • It is speculated by fans that Dragon has an ability connected with controlling wind or weather. When he rescues Luffy in Loguetown he is accompanied by a strong storm that saves Luffy from Buggy and helps Straw Hats escape. Wind blows away flames, opening a path to his ship for survivors from the Gray Terminal as well.
      • It should be noted that in the second case, the wind might be from Ivankov, judging by the shape of the blast. He is also a user of this trope, creating strong blasts of wind by winking.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler's 'ultimate' attack doesn't quite fit this trope, but it creates a gust of wind below him (those with skirts be warned) to propel him into the air for a powered punch.
  • Tabitha (or better said, Princess Charlotte Heléne de Orléans) from Zero no Tsukaima.
  • One of the lewd Blue Gaurdians from Rave Master. Power Perversion Potential ensues.
  • Lanster of the Wind.
  • Takeda Shingen of Sengoku Basara is so strong, a strong enough swing from his big freaking ax has enough force to summon a giant, mook-destroying tornado on the battlefield.
  • Vento of the Front in A Certain Magical Index has the power over wind (enough to knock over buildings) among God's Right Seat, and her ability, God's Divine Punishment, deprives anyone who is hostile towards her of oxygen.
    • When Saten briefly becomes an esper in A Certain Scientific Railgun, her ability turns out to have something to do with air manipulation, demonstrated by her spinning some leaves above her palm in a miniature cyclone.
    • Also, Kongo's "Aerohand" ability causes whatever she touches to be violently propelled away by a rocket thruster-like gust of wind. And we're not talking about small fry; her first on-screen use of it involves lobbing a truck at two helicopters, nailing both. The rest of the battle she spends running around, throwing mooks in Powered Armor like ragdolls. Though it was kinda foreshadowed by her constantly playing around with a fan. When she really pushes herself, she can launch things into outer space!
    • Ouma Yamisaka wields a magic crossbow that gives him wind powers. He can use wind to launch himself through the air or create gusts that can demolish small buildings.
    • Accelerator can control winds due to his ability to control any vector.
    • Saiai Kinuhata can control nitrogen. Since nitrogen makes up about 70% of the atmosphere, she can generate air currents by controlling the nitrogen.
  • Inukami!: Kaoru's specialty is wind magic. Though, oddly, he invokes the "White Mountain God" to do it.
  • Wind is Cure March's personal element in Smile Pretty Cure!. Considering her theme color, it also doubles as Wind is Green.
  • In Arata Kangatari, this is the primary element of Kugura's Hayagami, which is usually used to aid in his flight.
  • Lisa from Popcorn Avatar, as incarnation of the Deva of Wind Vayu, gives Kurando access to wind-based attacks and wind-based Flight.
  • Hyui of the Wind in Fist of the North Star. His comrades are Sea, Mountain, Fire and Clouds.
  • Otohiko from Kamisama Kiss is a wind god, three guesses what his powers consist of.
  • Kazehana from Sekirei.
  • Keith Goodman A.K.A Sky High from Tiger & Bunny Has NEXT powers that allow him to control wind and float/fly.

    Comic Books 
  • Storm from X-Men uses wind powers, among her other weather-related abilities; usually, though, just to fly.
    • Also, student Sofía Mantega (formerly Wind Dancer) had this power, before M-day. Among other things, she had the peculiar ability to use the wind to "carry the words" from far away, to better overhear conversations.
  • Windfall, one of the Masters of Disaster in The DCU.
  • Whirlwind, a Marvel Comics supervillain.
  • Bigby Wolf mainly uses this power to huff and puff but can also calm the winds if he tries. His father, the North Wind, has a much higher level of power.
  • Red Tornado of the Justice League of America mainly uses tornado-like gusts, but can do virtually anything with wind.
  • Typhon from The Incredible Hercules is capable of causing Wind-related natural disasters like Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Typhoons, etc.
  • Thor can project whirlwinds from his hammer, summon them naturally, or generate them with his cape. He can use these whirlwinds to carry people safely or shield them from harm.
  • Hay Lin from W.I.T.C.H. has this power, manifesting in high pressure wind, air bubbles to breath under water, and lifting heavy objects or even people, and, as a side effect, being the only Guardian with the ability of flight until the New Power arc (the power-up of that arc grants all Guardians the ability to fly, but Hay Lin is noted to be both faster and higher-flying). By the New Power arc, her powers over air are so great she easily imprisoned a tornado in a box small enough to stay in a pocket.
  • B-list Spider-Man villain The Shocker sits somewhere between here and Make Me Wanna Shout; a skilled engineer, Shocker commits his crimes using "vibrosmasher" gloves that rapidly vibrate air inside his gauntlets and then project these as vibratory blasts capable of exploding concrete and steel.

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    Literature 
  • The Wheel of Time generally averts this even though it has an elemental system, as Air is generally used for telekinesis-like effects instead of wind effects.
  • In Codex Alera, everyone bonds with one or more "furies" of an element, one of which is wind. Wind furies grant flight and speed to powerful crafters, but don't work well in enclosed or underground spaces, and salt hurts them. A Knight Aeris without any significant furycrafting besides wind (such as Amara) also falls straight into Fragile Speedster territory. Windcrafting is also extremely useful for spying, too, as a windcrafter can cause the air to bend light to generate impromptu telescopes or to conceal people or objects, or to generate fields to hush out noise. In one extreme case, a team of Knights Aeris actually used their ability to bend light to create a giant magnifying glass that focused sunlight into an impromptu Death Ray that swept an entire bridge clean of invading Canim.
  • Harry Dresden uses wind magic almost as often as fire magic, maybe even more often but to less destructive effect- except in the case of the napalm firing Renfields in Blood Rites.
    • Elaine, in what is almost certainly a Shout-Out to The Mighty Thor, twirls one of her foci, a chain, to summon a powerful whirlwind.
    • Harry does the same (with his staff) one book before, creating a tornado that picks up the debris of a battle and promptly slices/pulps a lot of very powerful creatures.
  • In Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock, as part of their Personality Powers, coquettes turn into airy sylphs upon death. They also have the ability to manipulate air — but not to any great effect, as Belinda barely notices the faint breeze on her neck that is the top sylph trying to warn her that Doom is Nigh.
  • In Kingdom Keepers, Maleficent gets this added to her bag of tricks, though she uses it as a scare tactic more than anything.
  • The titular Wind Witch of Susan Dexter's Valadan series had this power. At the climax of the book she calls up a hurricane which completely destroys the sea raiders that had been threatening them.
  • In Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian story "The Scarlet Citadel", Pelias explains that he is calling on air spirits to form Conan's transport.
  • The fifth and last introduced main character from Anthony Horowitz's The Power of Five series, Scarlett, has powers over the weather, including the wind. This first manifests itself when she unconsciously brings down an awesomely powerful hurricane onto the Necropolis and, with concentration, is able to lead her friends through it unscathed.
  • In Devon Monk's Dead Iron, Cedar's arrival at the mine is announced by dust devils that form without any wind.
  • Trisana Chandler in Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic quartets has the ability to control weather, including earthquakes, heat, lightning, and wind. When traveling to a hot country, she used her breezes to pick up rumors, cool herself, lift herself to the top of a tower, block somebody's path, etc.
  • In Shadow Ops, aeromancy is one of the "legal" elemental schools of magic. The school not only allows for control of wind and flight, but it also allows the aeromancer to generate lighting and control storms.
  • Air Masters/mages in the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey, the main ones being Nigel Barrett (Reserved for the Cat), Reginald Fenyx (Phoenix and Ashes), and Rosalind Hawkins (The Fire Rose).
  • Trapped on Draconicad has a character called Rana that can blow hurricane winds at her enemies.
  • Ruahks in The Quest of the Unaligned have power over air and, to some degree, weather, as well as the ability to "pop" from place to place. Unfortunately, they also tend to be, well, airheads, having extreme trouble staying focused on any one thing and having a tendency to act on a whim without really thinking.
  • In After The Golden Age, the superhero Breezeway is able to fly and manipulate wind.
  • Wind and weather-based fairies in the Rainbow Magic series can do this.

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    Music 
DJ the S' "Disciple of the Wind" is a compilation remix of Wind-based themes from video games.

    Mythology and Religion 

    Pinball 
  • Invoked in Whirlwind, where the player must hit certain targets to direct thunderstorms and tornados to their area.

    Tabletop Games 

    Toys 
  • Air, here associated with the colour green, is one of the six core Matoran elements of BIONICLE and, as such, is wielded by the numerous Toa of Air. Unlike most other elements, almost no non-Toa creatures have access to wind powers.

    Video Games 
  • Ōkami has the Gale brushstroke, which is obtained from Kazegami. By drawing a swirl of ink, you can create winds that blow you, your opponents, or objects around. Later, you get a Whirlwind brush technique by drawing 3 horizontal lines. Can be used for juggling enemies.
  • Zephyr Vanguardion of Fantasia - Momento of Grand Finale.
  • Zelda has several items that give Link wind powers:
    • In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Link get a magical leaf that he can use to hang-glide, at the cost of some magic. It can also be used to make a strong blast of air. Another example is the titular Wind Waker, a magical conductor's baton that can be used to change the direction of the wind and conjure cyclones.
    • The Legend Of Zelda Minish Cap: Gust Jar is also dual-purpose. It is charged by sucking up air (and items and enemies), and then releases it as a blast of air. Link uses it to grab elastic mushrooms to pull himself across pits, pull the shells off of enemies, and extinguish flames.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Gale Boomerang is used to blow (mostly) pinwheels for various effects.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: Whirlwind is a horn-thing that, when Link blows into it, he can use it to push pinwheels, push important items across chasms, and throw bombs into the resident dungeon boss.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Farore's Wind is a spell that creates teleportation points in dungeons so Link can quickly return to that room.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Gust Bellows works similarly to the Gust Jar above, but lacks the "suck" part.
  • Woodrow/Garr Kelvin from Tales of Destiny wields the Swordian of Wind, Igtenos.
    • Spada Belforma of Tales of Innocence uses wind and lightning techs and magic.
    • Hisui Hearts, Tales of Hearts, uses primarily wind techs with his bow. Also, though he can cast spells of a few elements, he's the only character with the most powerful wind spell, Cyclone.
    • Forcystus in Tales of Symphonia, part of the Quirky Miniboss Squad, uses wind spells, some of which also count as Razor Wind.
      • From the same game, the summon Sylph can be used for wind-element attacks as well.
    • I'LL BLOW YOU AWAY! (Note that the character who says this has quite a few wind-element strike artes in his repetoire.)
      • A stronger example from the same game is Raven, who has both wind based strike artes and wind element magic.
  • Subversion: Masaki Andoh of Super Robot Wars rides the Elemental Lord of Wind Cybuster, but does not utilize wind in battle. Instead, it focuses more on its Fragile Speedster status.
    • Some animations for his Discutter show it summoning the blade from a small tornado of some sort.
  • Aya Shameimaru of Touhou is a crow tengu, so she uses wind.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog learned some air based abilities from Sonic Adventure 2 onward.
    • Air seems to be Sonic's association element, especially in ''Sonic And The Black Knight", where he's titled The Knight of the Wind because he declares that his only master is the wind that blows free.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
  • Luc, the wielder of the True Wind Rune in the Suikoden series.
  • The Pokémon element to which this would be attributed is Flying. Many Flying-types are pretty fast and strong in one attacking stat or the other (usually Attack, though some like Xatu, Chatot and Togekiss have higher Special Attack), but have mediocre defenses and health (though there are a few bulky Flyers like Skarmory and Mandibuzz). Flying-type attacks generally consist of the user using its beak (Peck, Drill Peck), wings (Wing Attack, Sky Attack), talons (Sky Drop), or the air itself as a weapon (Gust, Aeroblast, Hurricane, Air Slash), with a couple being simply Flying-type variants of other moves (Brave Bird, a Flying-type Double-Edge).
    • Johto Gym Leader Falkner, Hoenn Gym Leader Winona, and Unova Gym Leader Skyla specialize in Flying types.
    • The very first Legendary Pokemon in the Pokedex are the three elemental birds: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
    • The legendary Pokemon Tornadus introduced in Pokémon Black and White is notably the first pure Flying-type, and is based on the wind god Fujin.
    • There's also Rayquaza from Generation III; Groudon rules the earth, Kyogre rules the seas, and Rayquaza, whose roar is enough to send the other two running, rules the sky.
    • Lugia, whose power is so strong that just flapping its wings can blow houses apart, has a signature move called Aeroblast, that has an increased critical hit rate.
  • Ivan and Sheba from Golden Sun both have wind manipulation powers in their base class, though any of the playable characters can gain these powers through use of the class system. Karis, their successor in the third game, has the added benefit of wind-based healing. She is joined by Sveta, who, unlike her fellow Jupiter Adepts, actually knows what she's doing in a physical fight.
  • Lilica Felchenrow in Arcana Heart uses the Arcana of Wind as her default.
  • The Arashi orb from Onimusha gives Samanosuke the ability to use wind magic.
  • Goenitz from The King of Fighters.
  • Mega Man 2: Air Man ga taosenai!
    • Also, Wind Man and Tornado Man, but not Gyro Man. And as in the myth, Tengu Man. Also, Hyperstorm H from Wily Wars.
    • There's almost always an example in each game from Mega Man X onwards. Most notable is Harpuia of Mega Man Zero.
  • Misaki Kawana of Eternal Fighter Zero uses wind in many of her attacks, both to boost her movement and to pound her opponent with strong gales.
  • Any magic user who gets their hands on the Wind, Elwind, Tornado, Forseti, Blizzard, Aircalibur, Excalibur, or Rexcalibur tomes in Fire Emblem.
    • Some examples of characters who wield said tomes constantly: Lewyn (Elwind and late Forseti), Lewyn's magic user children (either Corple, Arthur or Ced) (Forseti), Cecilia (Aircalibur), Ursula as a morph (Excalibur), Soren (Rexcalibur), Ricken and later Laurent (Elwind)...
  • Both shamans and druids in Warcraft can manipulate the air; shamans call upon it for a wide and assorted range of powers, while druids prefer to summon hurricanes and tornadoes to destroy and incapacitate their enemies.
    • Skywall, one of the elemental planes, is home the Al'akir the Windlord and his minions.
  • Crono gets a "Wind Slash" attack in Chrono Trigger, which has the same Light (Heaven) element as his spells.
  • Xaldin from Kingdom Hearts II, who manages to be both The Brute and a Manipulative Bastard (not to mention one of the most infamous bosses in the entire series).
    • Also, Ventus, as his name suggests. Like Terra and Aqua, he can use the other elements in his regular spells as well, but only he can use the high level Tornado spell, and several of his finishing attacks mix in wind.
  • The MapleStory Knight of Cygnus Windbreaker class is composed of archers that use the power of the wind. One of their skills involves use of a magical wind that makes them immune to physical attacks, and wind-based attacks used in this state have their attack power increased. A different skill turns all neutral attacks into wind-based attacks, including their More Dakka and Rain of Arrows. They are generally more Glass Cannons rather than Fragile Speedsters, as they are quite slow and have low health compared to the other Knights of Cygnus.
  • Wendy Ryan of Psychic Force, the Psychiccer of Wind.
  • Elementalists in Guild Wars can specialize in air magic, and while it focuses mainly on lightning, several genuine wind-only spells make appearances as well.
    • Dervishes also have some wind based skills, appropriately associated with the "Wind Prayers" attribute.
  • Von Twirlenkiller, the third boss from MadWorld.
  • City of Heroes has the "storm summoning" powerset, allowing a PC to attack with windgusts, hurricanes, and tornadoes, along with other kinds of storms. Oddly enough, the powerset also has a basic healing power associated with it.
  • Talim from Soul Calibur, who's a "Wind Priestess", oh!
  • Fraternal twin brothers Kharg and Darc from Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, both being the Wind-oriented guy in two different teams and the leader.
  • Rachel Alucard from BlazBlue has the Drive power to literally blow herself and the opponent away with wind.
  • In some Final Fantasy games, the Pandemona, Chocobo, Sylph, and Fenrir summons can deal Wind damage.
    • In Final Fantasy VI, Sabin can summon a tornado...which heals the party and takes him out of the fight. And leaves him dead afterwards. He also utilizes a more traditional wind-based attack.
    • There's also a recurring Aero or Tornado spell that occasionally shows up.
    • The protagonists of Final Fantasy V are each designated various elements, with the hero Bartz getting wind. As the Gladiator class in the remake, he can sometimes execute a wind-elemental attack dealing 9999 damage.
    • Fujin, a Recurring Boss in Final Fantasy VIII, named after the Japanese God of Wind. Appropriately, she's partnered with Raijin (God of Thunder).
    • Chaos, the Esper of Wind in Final Fantasy XII obviously fits this trope.
  • The Green Mages and Green Skulls in the Disgaea series specialize in wind magic, and the Mystic Beast is their monster counterpart.
  • Aside from being a healing White Magician Girl, Breath of Fire IV's Nina uses wind magic for offense.
  • Vivi in Luminous Arc and Sadie in the sequel, Luminous Arc 2. (In Sadie's case, one of her random battle quotes is actually "I'll blow you away!").
  • Monster Hunter:
    • Kushala Daora from Freedom United and Frontier 2. It's known as the elder dragon of wind, and with good reason. It can generate a wind barrier around itself which will knock hunters off their feet if they get too close, which can complicate things for melee hunters. It has a breath weapon befitting its nature. Instead of fire or lightning, it fires blasts of concentrated hurricane-force winds, capable of doing heavy damage and throwing a hunter 10~15 feet into the air.
    • Nibelsnarf and Sand Barioth can shoot powerful gusts of wind in Portable 3rd and Ultimate. The former does it in a way similar to Gobul (expelling a vortex of wind from its mouth), which would have this power as well except it can only do it underwater. The latter can lay a vertical cyclone and then use it to spin and quickly charge at the hunter.
  • In Heretic, the Iron Lich boss has a windstorm attack that throws you up in the air and does damage until you escape.
  • Tornado Kirby and Wing Kirby from the Kirby series.
  • The wind itself in Flower, which combines with Petal Power.
  • Sindel's scream fatality and Fujin's wind-skinner fatality in the Mortal Kombat series.
  • The game Lost Winds gives you the ability to control, move, and attack with - you guessed it - wind!
  • The titular monster hunters in The Witcher have a variety of simple spells ranging from traps that damage and immobilize anything walking over them, to blasts of fire, to limited mind control. Their most often used is a quick blast of wind that can push back, stun, knockdown, and disarm anyone in front of them at the time.
  • Raidou Kuzunoha uses "Force" spells in his cameo in the Updated Re-release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
  • This is one of many elemental abilities Luigi of the Super Mario Bros. series has shown, while playing baseball or soccer. Being Luigi, the Wind is Green, and even gains a vacuum in Luigi's Mansion that can blow wind, fire, water and ice.
  • In RosenkreuzStilette, we have Liebea, a cute, shy pink-haired girl who's prone to Power Incontinence in the form of summoning powerful storms.
  • KOEI gives us the Dynasty Warriors, where wind is not a standard element but is generally common as part of attacks used as juggling or crowd clearing moves. Pang Tong is the most notable practitioner, possessed of powerful crowd clearing tornadoes as part of his moveset and his musou attack. His faction color and his attacks are, of course, green.
    • It appears with greater regularity in the Samurai Warriors series, where the available elements include ice, fire, lightning, demon, and, as per this trope, wind. A wind element attack Ignores Defense and damages enemies even if they block. No one character explicitly specializes in the element, but Shingen Takeda can easily call on it due to his moveset reflecting his motto Fu Rin Ka Zan. Several 'final' weapons also feature the Wind element, most notably that of Nobunaga Oda.
  • Matsukaze Tenma of Inazuma Eleven GO uses wind-based hissatsu.
  • Janna the Storm's Fury from League of Legends, who summons tornadoes, protective wind shields, and healing winds.
    • Yasuo the Unforgiven has several wind-based abilities, including (again) tornadoes and a wall of wind.
  • Wild Star has the Thundercall Pell, and their "god" Stormtalon. Alongside summoning twisters and tornadoes, they can also throw lightning at their enemies.
  • Zael's Gale attack is this in The Last Story. The magical wind it casts allows to dispel magic circles, both his party members' to extend their effects and those of the enemies to nullify them.
  • In Double Dragon Neon's sixth stage, the Killacopter attempts to blow the Lee brothers into a pit with its rotor wind.
  • In Activision's Oink!, the Big Bad Wolf uses his breath to blow away at the wall of bricks that you're trying to keep patched up to stay alive long before the wolf finally breaks through and captures your pigs.

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  • Winter of the Whateley Universe. Also, Stormwolf, who is anything but a Fragile Speedster.
  • Rinoa in the Dead Fantasy series.
  • Rayte in Trinton Chronicles had the ability to manipulate air in the form of green energy bands. He also could create sonic-booms, vacuums, and use pressured wind to cut into foes and objects alike.
  • Celestina Barbieri from Fate Nuovo Guerra specializes in wind and its sub-element, lightning. In particular, she uses it to increase her fighting efficiency by coating her sword in Razor Wind.
  • From the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, there's Twister, Thunderstorm, Summer Storm, Summer Cloud, Archdruid, Cloud Dragon, Shu, Teja Vayu ("Swift Wind" in Hindi), Dust Devil, Gale, Wind, Breeze (the hero, not the villain), Breeze (the villain, not the hero), Maelstrom, Flurry, Hurricane, Sirocco, Tornado, Vetra, Venta, Kamikaze, Dark Wind, and Turbo.
  • In Chaos Fighters, Air, Wind, and Sky exists as separate elements.
  • In Worm, the supervillain Stormtiger can compress air into claws and then release it in gusts.

    Western Animation 
  • In Winx Club, both Flora and Stormy can use wind-based attacks.
    • The Sophix power gives Musa power over wind in the 4th season.
    • Musa also has sound-based powers, which could represent air.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender is the story about, well, guess.
  • In Sequel Series The Legend of Korra: Tenzin, Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo are a family of Airbenders descended from Aang, who instruct Korra, the current Avatar, in Airbending. Interestingly, in contrast to the Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors trope, Korra has the most difficulty learning Airbending due to her Hot-Blooded nature; she has to go through hell and back before airbending for the first time near the end of Season 1.
    • And as shown in flashbacks, even when the original Gaang was in middle-age adulthood, Aang could not escape Toph calling him "Twinkle Toes".
  • Linka of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
  • Raimundo in Xiaolin Showdown.
    • Despite them commonly being Fragile Speedsters, wind elements probably packs the biggest punch of all the characters in the show (literally and with regard to power).
    • Have you seen the Final Showdown? He knocks out all the bad guys by himself (who pretty much rule the alternate timeline) once, then completely takes them down while injured, using their own evil statues, all the while surrounded by a holy glow!
  • Hay Lin from W.I.T.C.H.
  • Jetstorm from Transformers Animated, as well as Optimus Prime, by way of the Magnus Hammer.
    • And before them, Jetfire and Landmine of Transformers Cybertron. Landmine's Cyber Tempest attack is especially powerful. He needs to use his Cyber Key to be able to do it. Jetfire just uses his jet turbines.
  • Tornado Man from The Mighty Heroes
  • Hurricane Harry from Cool McCool.
  • Hero 108's Mystique Sonia has the ability to spin her tongue around like a propeller, blowing enemies away.
  • Xiao Fung, the wind demon of Jackie Chan Adventures ("Like breaking wind?" "Like breaking bones!").
  • Sonia the Hedgehog from Sonic Underground is capable of this.
  • All Pegasi in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic seem to have this, going hand-in-hand with their ability to manage weather.
    • Twilight Sparkle uses a magical variant in Boast Busters.
    • Generation 1 has the Flutter Ponies and their "Utter Flutter." It takes a whole bunch of them (maybe all!) to do it, but it's pretty powerful, and magical, able to do more than simply physically blow stuff around, such as "blowing away" nasty magical effects when all else had failed. It's practically a Deus ex Machina.
  • In ThunderCats (2011), Gami, a Paper Master, can fold an animate paper dragon who has this as a Breath Weapon, blowing away evil spirits.
  • Samurai from Superfriends could turn the lower half of his body into a tornado after speaking magic words.
  • Wind Dragon from Justice League Unlimited had wind powers he could deliver from his hands or just summon.
  • She Zow has her "Wind Winkers", which her eyelashes grow so that they can create hurricane like winds.


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