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  • Transformers has a couple of particularly weird variants. First off, there's guys like Transquito, who can spit out a missile. Secondly, there's Nightscream and his teeth-on-a-string trick from Beast Machines. Finally, there's guys like Beast Wars Megatron and Cheetor's Transmetal form, who can fire energy blasts from their alt-mode's mouth in robot mode, which uses said mouth as a hand, but don't seem to have the ability in beast mode for whatever reason.
    • Unicron fires a green-blue plasma-like ray of energy from his robot head mouth in The Transformers: The Movie, and has a powerful tractor beam in his planetoid-mode mouth.
    • In Transformers Animated, Starscream's head can fire a beam now due to the Allspark fragment in his face.
    • Is there a continuity the Dinobots have appeared in which they HAVEN'T had a breath weapon? Dinosaurs Are Dragons, after all.
    • Trypticon gains a powerful mouth laser in Transformers: War for Cybertron.
    • The Predacons of Transformers: Prime are also able to breathe fire.
    • Subverted in that many Transformers with beast modes, even ones based off of mythical beasts like dragons (Snapdragon, Hun-Gurr, Sinnertwin, etc), don't have breath/mouth weapons. Sky Lynx has a laser cannon in his dinobird section's mouth but no weapons at all in his lynx section.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender allows the Elemental Powers of air (of course) and fire to be used as breath weapons, and the characters who most often do this aren't particularly atavistic.
    Azula: I'm not interested in a lengthy anecdote, Uncle.
    Iroh: It's more of a demonstration, really. *takes a sip of his tea, then breathes fire while turning in a circle*
    • Katara and other water benders can use their breath to cause water to freeze, though they can also use their hands and stances to make ice.
    • Angry spirit Hei Bai fires an energy beam out of his mouth.
    • In The Legend of Korra, Korra herself occasionally utilizes fire breath, either out of sheer rage or to compensate for her limbs being restrained.
  • Blossom of The Powerpuff Girls breathes ice.
  • The Simpsons: Homer briefly gained this after eating a flaming stick he mistook for a shish kebab and then getting tricked by Bart into drinking lighter fluid. He wasn't happy, to put it mildly.
  • Puff of the Static Shock Rogues Gallery.
  • In a variant, Metlar from Inhumanoids had hot lava inside his mouth, which he would scoop out by the handful and throw at opponents.
  • Godzilla: The Series has Zilla, Jr. breathe a green atomic breath, whereas Cyber-Zilla has the traditional light blue.
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  • Gumby's pals Prickle, being a dragon/dinosaur hybrid, can spew plumes of flame. Goo and Denali have Super Spit.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Dragons breathe fire, of course, but Spike's fire has some pretty unusual properties. Scrolls consumed by his (green) fire breath are teleported to Princess Celestia, and she can send mail back in the form of an involuntary belch of Spike's fire. Dragonfire also seems to come in unique colors for each individual — besides Spike's green flames, Ember fir is a hot magenta, Smolder's is yellow with a nested pink-and-blue core, and Sludge's is magenta with a yellow core.
    • Chimeras, much like in Classical Mythology, are also capable of breathing fire.
  • In ThunderCats (2011)
  • Lazerette from Skysurfer Strike Force.
  • In an episode of Clue Club, D.D. and Pepper eat garlic to fend off a vampire chasing them. Pepper says "H-h-h-h-h-h-h-i!" to Woofer and Wimper, and they collapse from the fumes.
  • Daffy Duck, in the cartoon "China Jones," ask a lovely Chinese woman why she's called the Dragon Lady. He finds out.
  • Kaeloo: Bad Kaeloo can breathe out blasts of air that can send people flying.
  • The New Adventures of Superman: In "The Atomic Superman", Superman starts breathing fire as an unintended side-effect of an Eat the Bomb scenario.
  • Cool McCool villain Hurricane Harry is an overweight wind bag who uses lung power to create mighty gusts that can blow anything out of his path.


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