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1[[quoteright:280:[[Anime/SailorMoon https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/impendingdoomhasneverbeensofabulous.jpg]]]]²[[caption-width-right:280:[-RosesAreRedVioletsAreBlue,-]\²[-Petals are pretty, and deadly too.-] ]]²²->"''Fighting off monsters with a bouquet of flowers? How romantic.''"²-->-- '''[[{{Disney/Hercules}} Megara]]''', ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII''²²When a character has super powers (especially the [[PowerGlows glowy variety]]), artists will want to personalize them. After all, seeing twenty lime green {{Battle Aura}}s would make viewers think they're watching a rave, not a MartialArtsAndCrafts CookingDuel. And so it goes that most KiAttacks, {{Deflector Shield}}s, GlowingEyesOfDoom, and sundry visual effects are {{Color Coded|ForYourConvenience}} to the character. ²²Well, some are a ''tad'' more original when they personalize their offensive repertoire. They use... ''flower petals!'' That's right, this character attacks enemies by spontaneously creating a swarm of lovely flower petals. These petals aren't harmless though, they're usually either [[PaperCutting razor sharp]] or explosive, accompanied by a [[BlowYouAway gale force wind]], [[PoisonousPerson deadly poison]], or [[BarrierWarrior a powerful barrier]]. Or all of the above, in order to annihilate a foe with a deadly display of beauty.²²The petals can be from any flower, but commonly, it's [[SomethingAboutARose rose petals]], peach blossoms, or CherryBlossoms (these are a big favorite in Anime). Leaves aren't out of the question either, though using [[CombatTentacles vine]] {{whip|ItGood}}s is not this trope. The attack itself may or may not actually be ''made'' of petals; it could just be a fancy visual aid that disintegrates post attack.[[note]]Which makes you wonder at all the spare energy and work that must have gone into making a generic energy attack look like the picture to the right.[[/note]] That said, most instances of this trope come with [[CallingYourAttacks flower based names]] and they actually do evoke [[GreenThumb power over plants]] in some form.²²Not to be confused with [[HippieTeacher Flower]] [[GranolaGirl Power]]. Users are prone to wear {{Garden Garment}}s.²²----²!!Examples:²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder: Anime And Manga]]²* Pictured above: Zoisite from ''Anime/SailorMoon.'' His ([[ShesAManInJapan her in the [=DiC=] dub]]) dark energy attacks take the appearance of cherry-blossom petals.²** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', some of Jupiter's attacks also involved petals, such as her "Flower Hurricane". ²** Additionally, Cere Cere from the Amazones Quartet specializes in plant-summoning and once blew hypnotic petals at Chibiusa's friend, Momoko. Tuxedo Mask gets an honorable mention, because his multiple-rose attacks involve whole flowers, not just the petals.²* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' anime, [[LoveGoddess Peorth]] has her Storm of Roses attack, which is a storm of rose petals, though she uses whole roses in the manga version.²* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya's zanpakutou releases by shattering the blade into thousands of microscopic blades. When the light reflects on a blade, it creates the illusion that there's a floating CherryBlossom petal. His Bankai summons two thousand giant blades which promptly shatter into billions of these blades. This lowest level of his Bankai has the flexibility to form sword or dagger-shapes as necessary, allowing Byakuya to attack via the [[DeathOfAThousandCuts microscopic blades]], a FlechetteStorm or a StormOfBlades. At one point during his fight against Renji, he does all three at the same time.²* The "Flower" card from ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura''. While it is not malevolent, the sheer mass of uncontrolled petals created quite a mess at that school festival. ²* Felli Loss in ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'' has this [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as her weapon actually are "flakes" (shaped like pink petals) of metal that she controls as a psychokinetic.²* In ''Manga/DemonSlayerKimetsuNoYaiba'', users of the Flower Breath swordsmanship have flower petals flowing in the direction of their sword attacks, as a visual effect in the setting, the prominent user of the Flower Breath currently is Kanao Tsuyuri, but in the past it is shown her step-older sister was a Flower Breath user as well.²* Lillymon, Sunflowmon, and Rosemon from ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' have attacks that fit this. ²** And even Crusadermon, who is not flower-themed. Turns out, the rose that's typically a prop (see James from Franchise/{{Pokemon}}) can be used to create a storm of petals to blind/distract the enemy. (It actually seems to hurt them ''just'' once.)²* Mard Geer from ''Manga/FairyTail'' can create rose petals from his Thorn Curse that [[HavingABlast explode]].²* Guiche of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' has a rose for a magic wand. Among other tricks, he can make the petals turn into animated suits of armor when they hit the ground.²* Archer from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is capable of using the legendary shield Rho Aias of the greek hero Ajax the Greater, which takes the form of seven large flower petals.²* In ''Anime/LastExile'', while not a power per-se, Delphine dropping clouds of flower petals across a ceremony while flying above certainly causes Alex to flip out.²* Several of the attacks of the Shinmeiryuu school of swordfighting from ''Manga/LoveHina'' and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' incorporate cherry blossoms in their name and special effect. Presumably, the sword does all the work. Just to drive the point home, the name of the ''Negima'' swordswoman is Sakurazaki, [[CherryBlossomGirl written with the kanji for "cherry blossom"]].²** Usually when Negi sneezes, clothes often turn into flower petals because of the explosion of magic from his [[DeflectorShields magical shield]].²* In ''Manga/{{Mokke}}'', Mizuki gets attacked by spirits using {{cherry blossoms}}. ²* One of Mocchi's attacks in ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' is Cherry Blossom Blizzard, which sends a whirlwind of cherry blossom petals at the enemy.²* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':²** The kunoichi Karenbana from the 3rd film uses a jutsu that makes her body seem to dissolve into pink petals, which hide her position and prevent her enemy from seeing her attacks.²** And in a Part 1 filler arc, we are called to ''"witness the Flower Ninja Art of the Land of Vegetables"'': the heads fly off flowers in the field where the fight takes place, turning into shuriken or ''exploding''.²* Kagero does this in ''Anime/NinjaScroll'' in order to stave off a swarm of wasps. The petals are stated to have a calming effect.²* In ''Manga/OnePiece,'' Nico Robin, who ate the Hana Hana no Mi (Flower Flower Fruit), has the ability to replicate her limbs on any solid surface. When she does this, white-purple petals will fly from wherever she sprouts the replicated limbs.²* The twins, Houzuki and Bonbori in ''Manga/OtomeYoukaiZakuro''. They can put their souls into flower petals and use them as attack, defense, and tracking devices. However, they can only use them while singing.²* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'':²** Milky Rose from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''. Her attack "Milky Rose Blizzard" is a blue rose petals storm. "Milky Rose Metal Blizzard" is the metallic and stronger variant.²** Cure Blossom and Cure Flower from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' have cherry blossom powers.²** Cure Ace from ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' uses red rose petals.²** Cure Flora from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' has special attacks ranging from a storm of Pink Petals (Flora Tourbillon), Red Rose Petals (Rose Tourbillon) and white lily petals (Lys Tourbillon}. Pink Petals even storms out when she punches or kicks something real hard, usually as a cue for her BigDamnHeroes moment.²* ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' parodies this trope with Nanase Aasu, who can summon a whirlwind of flower petals...[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway to absolutely no effect]].²* Kodachi Kuno in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' often has black rose petals around her. Usually incorporated [[IncomingHam into her exits or entrance]], but occasionally involved in an attack. Parodied in one episode, where Akane struggles to clean up the petals left after one of Kodachi's dramatic exits, then eventually gives up and goes to bed.²%%* Lady Kayura of ''Anime/RoninWarriors''.²%%* Shinku of ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.²* Pisces Aphrodite from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' who use several type of ''rose'' (petals included) for his attacks. He also filled the stairs behind his temple with poisonous roses so, even if he lost, Seiya and Co. wouldn't reach their goals. Too bad Marin derails his plans, though to be fair, he didn't have any way to know she'd show up there.²* White Crow of the Three-Color Gang at the beginning of ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'', whose LimitBreak relies on trapping the opponent in an illusion-generating storm of cherry blossoms. ²* One episode of ''Anime/UtaKata'' had Ichika transform into someone with this power.²* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has his Fuuka Enbujin attack, which is basically [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Razor Leaf]] with [[SuckMyRose rose petals]]. The dub had two different translations for it, one of which was "Petals and Thorns". ²* Slain [[MonsterOfTheWeek Youko]] from ''Manga/SakuraHime'' dissolve into a cloud of petals.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Asian Animation]]²* One of the monsters of the week in the Chinese animated series ''Kodama'' uses petal attacks, such as forming a fist from them.²* In ''Animation/LittleDoorGods'', the spirit Huaxian/[[DubNameChange Bloom]] fights using pink petals.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:ComicBooks]]²* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Batman and the Outsiders}} Annual Vol 1''. Geo-Force was pitted against Mayflower, a girl who controlled plants. After a lengthy fight with her, Geo-Force notices that Mayflower was almost a spitting image of his sister. Mayflower then commands a dandelion to grow and disperse its seeds in a cloud, covering the hero's face in a layer of thick fluff that suffocates him enough to knock him out.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In ''Literature/{{RavenorVsEisenhorn}}'', the Chaos Space Marine Teke can control rose petals with his sorcery. He can send them to attack people like a swarm of bees, or wrap them around himself and magically transform them into either a bodyglove or a suit of PowerArmor. ²[[/folder]] ²²[[folder:Live Action TV]]²* [[TheChick Saya]] in ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''.²* [[MonsterOfTheWeek Viscount Cherry Blossom]] in ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', who became "Terror Blossom" when he appeared in the second season of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.²* ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'': the Rose Orphenoch fires blasts of petals from his [[Series/{{Kikaider}} Hakaider]]-like brain-window-thing.²* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has a race of evil fairies that kill you by [[NightmareFuel shoving flower petals]] [[OrificeInvasion down your throat.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Podcasts]]²* Hannah[=/=]Spring from ''Podcasts/{{Sequinox}}'' can summon roots, vines, and flowers. Syd[=/=]Autumn can also make leaves that are sharp as knives and throw them with her wind power.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]²* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Third Edition sourcebook Book Of Exalted Deeds includes at least one spell that manifests a rain of magical flower petals.²** To be more specific, the lower-level spell creates a rain of red roses whose smell makes evil creatures [[StandardStatusEffect violently sick]]. The more powerful one creates a rain of black tulips that [[MadeOfExplodium explode on contact]] with evil creatures.²** Back in first-edition AD&D, 17th-level monks (the highest that class could go) were called "Grand Masters of Flowers". Which didn't ''sound'' very badass, but they were.²* The odic, a powerful tree-possessing evil spirit from the Basic/Expert/etc version of D&D, can send its drifting leaves to attack victims.²* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the Wood-aspected Terrestrial [[BattleAura anima]] can produce this effect. There are also several Wood-aspected combat Charms that can do this.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:VideoGames]]²* Flora is a [[SummonMagic summon]] in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'', who apparently attacks with flower petals. Flora is the Goddess of Flowers in Roman mythology.²* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':²** The Cure line of spells features leaves, vines and flowers that circle the characters and rain down healing magic.²** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' has Marluxia, who wields a massive pink scythe which has flower petal attacks. The [=PS2=] remake runs with this, adding petal effects to almost everything he does, even the standard VillainTeleportation. Marluxia's powers are also death-themed, making them the opposite of the Cure line. As a side note, Marluxia is male.[[note]]The developers initially planned on making him female, but doing so would mean that both of the primary antagonists of the game were female, so they changed it late in development.[[/note]]²** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', the Samurai Nobody's Dual Stance [[ActionCommand reaction command]] summons up a shower of CherryBlossoms. Likewise, starting in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', Zantetsuken summons a shower of CherryBlossoms.²** Speaking of ''Birth by Sleep'', Terra and Aqua's weapon summoning effects are personalized beyond the simple flash of light, while Terra gets geometric shapes, Aqua gets a rush of cherry blossom petals, somewhat odd, since she's not associated with flowers beyond that.²* [[GreenThumb Grass-Type]] Franchise/{{Pokemon}} give us a few attacks like this. ²** Petal Dance, a powerful Grass-type move. After using it the Pokémon is locked in for a couple of turns, and after the effects wear off, [[StandardStatusEffects they are confused.]]²** Magical Leaf fits the trope even better than Razor Leaf, since in spite of the name it is actually more like a storm of rainbow petals attacking the opponent.²** Petal Blizzard is a physical Grass-type attack [[HerdHittingAttack that hits everything besides the user.]]²** There is also the Z-Move Bloom Doom. [[https://youtu.be/bPl2djlLkJM?t=1m44s It's probably better seen than heard.]] ²* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Peach's]] Final Smash in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', Peach Blossom, features plenty of the titular flower.²** Fellow ''Mario'' princess [[MeaningfulName Daisy's]] special moves in ''Mario'' spin-offs often feature trails of flower petals.²* A decent number of enemies in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' use a petal attack [[note]]which is actually called "Petal Power," appropriately enough[[/note]] that turns the players into mushrooms (unless prevented by a Transform Pin).²* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise must have several hundred acres of cherry trees to provide the necessary petals to their characters. ²** Also, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has Yojimbo's [[OneHitKO Zanmato]].²** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', one of Freya Crescent's attacks is Cherry Blossom, which is a pretty standard slash that erupts into flowers for some reason.²** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', secret character Cloud had a similar attack²** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', Lightning and [[SummonMagic Odin's]] attacks are accompanied by [[SomethingAboutARose rose petals]].²* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', Lavitz and Albert both have protective spells that envelop the party in a storm of flowers or cherry blossoms.²* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', Citan's "Rumble Earth" attack summons rose petals (though the actual damage comes from the katana he jams through his opponent's gut).²* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', there's MOMO and her "Floral Tempest" attack, with which she [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOntheTin calls forth a gust of floral petals]] and a [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbow]].²* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has Dunban and his "[[CherryBlossom Blossom Dance]]".²* Plant Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''. ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'''s Wood Man's Leaf Shield might count too.²* ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}5'' has Spike Rosered/Axle the Red, who uses a rain of deadly petals as his DesperationAttack.²* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'''s [[BonusBoss Dragon Sky]] has deadly [[BreathWeapon cherry blossom breath]] as his signature attack.²* The Great Fairies in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''.²* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom'' (of course), the final boss Yuyuko Saigyouji has the {{danmaku}} pattern "Perfect Cherry Blossom of Sumizome" (of course), which clutters the screen with falling petals. In the fighting games, it's her underling Youmu that makes cherry petals appear all around her when she slashes her sword real quick. In both cases, they're deadly or damaging to your health bar. However, if you collect the harmless sort of cherry petals (or the larger-value cherry blocks), you earn your way towards a Supernatural Border, which makes you invincible for a short time and allows you to clear the entire screen of bullets with the touch of a button.²** [[GreenThumb Yuuka]] [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Kazami]] uses various flowers and petals as her bullets. She's also one of the more powerful characters in the series. ²** Hong Meiling also has various flower-themed spellcards.²* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Rachel's [[OneHitKill Astral Finish]] causes her opponent to explode in a shower of rose petals.²* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'''s Kasumi has a CherryBlossom motif, which she can use to ''teleport''; her half-sister Ayame does the same with iris petals (appropriate to her name). [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ryu]] and Hayate (Kasumi's brother) does it with leaves.²* In ''VideoGame/{{Flower}}'', it's pretty much the main thing, allowing you to open flowers and bring color back to the landscape. It is also useful for [[spoiler: destroying some of the man-made structures or making them useful]].²* ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'': When Team Rose unleash their Team Blast, it involves a balancing act that generates an explosion of flower petals. It's surprisingly effective.²* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'', several of the [[GreenThumb Mandragora]] based spells involve attacking with flower petals.²* [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Yoshitora's]] special moves all produce flower graphics when they connect. [[CallingYourAttacks He also yells the flower names.]]²* Both ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana'' feature "Sleep Flower" spells that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin use flower petals to put your opponents to sleep]].²* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' also does this with one of its Wind-element spells, "Wind of Sleep". ²* ''VideoGame/{{Digital Devil Saga}}'' has a physical attack skill called [[CherryBlossoms "Sakura Rage"]] which creates this effect. It can also cause the [[CharmPerson "Charm"]] status effect.²* Raven from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has a spell called Arrivederci, which is a whirlwhind of flower petals.²* Keiji Maeda from ''VideoGame/{{Sengoku Basara}}'' who, unlike other characters associated with the [[BlowYouAway wind-element]], invokes these during some of his special attacks.²* [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Diao Chan]] in ''VideoGame/{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' 7 invokes this power in most of her special attacks. ²* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Vega's Bloody High Claw Ultra sends the opponent skyward, then lets them come back to the ground amidst a shower of dainty red rose petals. Except with [[WickedCultured Vega]] being [[SerialKiller Vega]], [[FridgeHorror those aren't rose petals]].²* In ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'', [[LadyOfWar Phiona's]] [[LimitBreak Soul Crush]], "Crimson Grace", begins with the BattleCry "Fall as the petals of the rose!", and ends with lots of red rose petals spattering around, almost like droplets of blood.²* In ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', there's the katana technique "[[GratuitousSpanish Tres Flores]]" which has the attacker ensnaring the enemy within a giant glass flower, before shattering it into tiny, petaline pieces.²* The ''VideoGame/RomancingSaga'' games feature the recurring {{BFS}} technique "Midare Setsugekka" which always involves a flurry of flower petals floating across the screen.²* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the main character (and the main character's child) can learn a skill called Ignis. While it doesn't have any powers related to flowers, it does end in a shower of flower petals if the attack hits. This is a play on the skill's Japanese name, which can be read as ''Blossoming Flame''.²* Several entries in the ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series allow you to obtain the 'Sakura' Katana as a secret weapon. It's fairly powerful, though by no means an InfinityPlusOneSword, but it DOES trail sakura-petals whenever you use it, which can lend your brutal gangland beatdowns a certain... air of grace.²* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': Being flowers, Red Stinger and Nightshade (when powered by Moonflower) attack by throwing petals at zombies. The former shoots two at one go when placed in the back lines, and the latter's hurts so much, it kills a basic zombie in only two hits.²* At one point in ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfCamelot'', Arthur can summon a whirlwind of rose petals to guide him across a frozen lake.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* [[TheBeastmaster Ren]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' fought Anak with a monster that had a four-petaled energy shield and a beam cannon.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-143 SCP-143]] is a forest of [[MadeOfIndestructium incredibly strong]] trees with [[AbsurdlySharpBlade razor sharp]] petals. ''The Wiki/SCPFoundation'' lost three staff members when they were out collecting petals...[[FlechetteStorm and then the wind picked up.]]²* In ''Webcomic/{{Asperchu}}'', Wes-Li's very own version of the [[KamehameHadoken Curse-Yame-Ha]] looks to invoke [[http://hsienko.com/asperchu/index.php?title=Issue_5E/Page_28 petal power]].²* Ruby [[MeaningfulName Rose]] from ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' leaves a trail of rose petals whenever she uses her SuperSpeed [[PersonalityPower Semblance]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Flora from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the shy and sweet [[GreenThumb fairy of nature]], prefers the use of vine whips to wrap around her opponents and immobilize them. Even so, she has been shown using beams and attacks made of petals (or whole flowers), particularly in the later seasons and [[TheMovie the movies]].²* An inversion: in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', the three fairies protect Prince Philip from a rain of arrows and spears by magically changing them to harmless flowers.²* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' features a superhero named Flower Girl (played by Uniqua) who has this power.²[[/folder]]²----

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