Super Breath

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You could say Superman blew him away.

This is the ability to expel large amounts of air from one's mouth, blowing things around as if with a powerful wind.

It often overlaps with Make Me Wanna Shout. If it works in reverse, it's Vacuum Mouth. See also Blow You Away and Breath Weapon.

Theoretically, this would come hand in hand with Super Strength, since 1) the strength of your breath relates to the strength of your diaphragm (which is a muscle), and 2) the amount of air that is breathed out is often so immense in comparison to the breather's proportions (evident by how long such super-breathing tends to last) that it would have to be under absurdly high pressure to be contained within the lungs (which, consequentially, necessiates similarly high muscular power on part of the diaphragm to push out).


Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Majin Buu used his breath to destroy a city.
    • In the anime, Gohan used his to put out a forest fire.
  • Toriko:
    • Grinpatch can literally use his breath as a weapon, using a giant straw to shoot bullets or missiles of air with his lung capacity.
    • Ichiryuu can also do this, which he did to deflect Toriko's Flying Forks.
    • Heracles, one of the Eight Kings uses this in both directions: she inhales once a year to take in as much air as there is water in the Atlantic Ocean, and a single exhalation was not only powerful enough to Curb-Stomp Battle Toriko, but also able to penetrate the Earth's crust with ease.
  • How Nenbetsu Bancho really attacks in Kongoh Bancho. Kongoh Bancho is smart enough to realize this (by piecing together the clues in the attacks) and neutralizes them.

    Comic Books 
  • Superman:
    • Superman has not only super breath in the usual sense, but also the ability to survive indefinitely underwater or in space, and exhale blasts of ultra-cold air.
    • In Krypton No More, Superman blasts Protector with a blow of super-heated air when they fight in the Fortress.
    • In War World Superman deflects a cluster of Kryptonite-tipped missiles with a tight-focus blast of his hurricane breath.
  • Supergirl:
    • Linda Danvers/Kara Zor-El -the titular heroine- has super breath: she can blow gale-force hurricane winds out of her mouth. Often she combines this with freezing breath. In the Silver Age her control was so precise that it was practically a form of telekinesis.
    • In The Supergirl From Krypton, Linda blows the dust off her bedroom... literally.
      Linda: Super-Breath is handy, too, to dust out my room in one big blow!
    • In Supergirl Vol 1 #4 Kara uses her freezing breath to put out a burning meteorite; and in the seventh issue, Linda soaks two super-strong cavemen and then petrifies them in ice with a blast of super-cold breath.
    • In Supergirl Vol 2 #23, Linda uses her hurricane breath to push bystanders away the battlefield.
    • In Supergirl Vol 5 #34, Kara fights a flame-spewing griffon. When it belches out flames on her, Kara retaliates with her freezing breath.
    • In Supergirl (Rebirth), Kara uses her super-icy breath to freeze the fist of a train hijacker.
  • In British children's comics, Billy Blow and Percy Puffer are schoolboys with this ability.
  • Bigby Wolf from Fables, who is an updated version of the Big Bad Wolf. His super-breath probably originates from him being the son of the North Wind.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, the Baron's companion, Gustavus, has this ability in addition to super hearing.
  • In the first Astérix live-action movie, Asterix & Obelik Takes on Caesar, Obelix blows away a swarm of spiders by exhaling on them rather than try to cross the pit they're filling (as he'd rather not touch them). Note that he never demonstrated such an ability in the comics.

    Literature 

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Smallville, Clark has this power, naturally. He also discovers this from sneezing.
  • As an homage to Superman, Thermoman from My Hero has "Thermo-breath", which can add or remove heat with his breath, as well as simply exhaling powerful gusts.
  • Auric the Conqueror from Power Rangers Zeo and Kapri from Power Rangers Ninja Storm both have this power, though both have only used it once (Auric against Prince Sprocket and Kapri against Tori).

    Video Games 
  • Flurrie of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door fame has the ability to blow high winds either in the field, an incredibly useful and often required ability, or in battle, which sends the enemies flying out of the fight, and thereby robs you of experience for them.
  • Kirby has various breath powers, the most used being a puff of air the size of his body. He also has super-inhaling powers.
  • Phoenix Wright from the Marvel vs. Capcom series has a sneeze for his a attack, the attack that's used to send enemies into the air.

    Web Comics 
  • This is the signature power of the main character in The Easy Breather, demonstrated in this page of her webcomic.
  • In Kevin & Kell, Kell's family is descended from The Big Bad Wolf, and also can huff and puff with the best of them.

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe:
    • The supervillain Lycanthros pulls this one out when he's losing a battle. Lycanthros is a werewolf-type villain, but his boss, The Necromancer, may have whipped this little gem up for him.
    • Champion, the greatest hero Chicago has ever known, has cryo-breath as one of his powers. The original Champion didn't.

    Western Animation 
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Peter Potamus, with his Hippo Hurricane Holler.
  • Raseem in Hanna-Barbera's Arabian Knights has this as well as Super Strength.
  • Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender; a natural offshoot of his airbender powers. He'll use it mostly if his hands aren't free. In fact, in the second episode he takes out a pair of guards escorting him — with both hands tied behind his back. After telling them that he could do exactly that.
  • Underdog has "atomic breath".
  • The Demon of Wind in Jackie Chan Adventures. And the mythological frog creature on whom he was based.
  • Hay Lin in W.I.T.C.H.
  • Hurricane Harry from Cool McCool.
  • Totally Spies!: The episode "Mime World" had Enemy Mime villain Jazz Hands transform himself into a giant. He then blew wind at the titular spies, forcing them to act out the "walking against the wind" routine.
  • Howler in Hanna-Barbera's Drak Pack. The cartoon's premise is that a pack of descendants of traditional movie monsters Fight Evil to make up for said ancestors' crimes. Howler is a descendant of the Wolfman, so presumably he has super breath by association with "the Big Bad Wolf".


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