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All the windmills fear my might!

"Winds, guard me!"
Xaldin, Kingdom Hearts II

This is an Elemental Power, mainly dealing with air or wind. 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. Wind users tend to be cheerful, free-spirited types. If The Hero uses wind powers, then The Lancer will often use fire. When combined with earth, it can create a sandstorm; with water, it can form a mist; and with fire, comes lightning. The very lucky may have this as merely a subset of Weather Manipulation.

May overlap with (or be the in-universe justification of) ash or sound powers and deadly music. Often green. Wind from Beneath My Wings is a Subtrope. Healing Winds is another that specifically focuses on using winds to heal. Super Breath is another stock superpower that can produce similar effects. In a Four-Temperament Ensemble, unless a Power Stereotype Flip is in effect, expect this character to be Sanguine.


Also, compare Everything's Better with Spinning.

Not to be confused with Blown Across the Room or other Guns and Gunplay Tropes.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • 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.
  • In Arata: The Legend, this is the primary element of Kugura's Hayagami, which is usually used to aid in his flight.
  • To some degree, Koushirou Chikuma from Basilisk. He can create small tornados with his breath and use them with Razor Wind effects.
  • 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.
  • In Brave10, Kamanosuke's elemental specialty is wind, usually using it to physically blow people away, but with some handy defensive possibilities, like defusing and blowing away grapeshot grenades.
  • Bungou Stray Dogs has Margaret Mitchell and her ability, Gone With the Wind, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Daimos has the attack 'Double Blizzard'. Despite the name, it's a pair of tornadoes, not a pair of freezing blizzards.
  • Izumi from Digimon Frontier is the holder of the Spirits of Wind. Her Digimon forms, Kazemon (Fairymon) and Zephyrmon (Shutumon), use wind-based attacks.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Erigor can create a wall of wind that can trap enemies and even make an armor out of the wind.
    • Wendy 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.
    • Chelia Blendy has powers that are similar to Wendy's thanks to her Sky God Slayer magic. The winds that she summons are black, but despite this and the fact that the only other God Slayers are psychotic or full of themselves, she's very kind and upbeat.
    • Tempester's Curse allows him to throw around natural disasters, including tornadoes.
  • Tabitha (or better said, Princess Charlotte Heléne de Orléans) from The Familiar of Zero.
  • Hyui of the Wind in Fist of the North Star. His comrades are Sea, Mountain, Fire and Clouds.
  • Fuuko Kirisawa from Flame of Recca, using the wind Madogu Fuujin.
  • Limdo/Uruki from Fushigi Yuugi: 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.
  • In Guardian Fairy Michel, Baron the wind fairy has this power.
  • InuYasha:
    • Kagura uses attacks that mix this with Razor Wind.
    • The titular character can use a hurricane attack known as Wind Scar.
    • Miroku's kazaana (Windtunnel) is the inverse: a black vortex that'll suck in anything it can unless controlled by his sacred beads.
  • Inukami!: Kaoru's specialty is wind magic. Though, oddly, he invokes the "White Mountain God" to do it.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • The Pillar Man Wamuu from Battle Tendency has an ability called the Wind Mode, which can generate mini cyclones and torrents of wind just by twirling his barbed dreadlocks or spinning his arms.
    • Gatta from Diamond Is Unbreakable, a cat-plant, has the Stand, Stray Cat, which has the ability to manipulate air, capable of creating air bubbles strong enough to hold a person against a wall or enter their veins, blocking blood passage. This is powered by its photosynthesis; the stronger the light, the stronger the control Stray Cat has over the air.
    • Aisho Dainenjiyama from JoJolion has the Stand, Doobie Wah!, which takes the form of a little tornado that grows in intensity with the breathing of his targets.
    • Part 8 also has Kyo Nijimura, whose Stand, Born This Way, creates winds as strong as a hurricane around itself. On top of that, this wind is extremely cold.
    • Also from Part 8 is Poor Tom, whose Stand, Ozone Baby, can manipulate the air pressure of the surrounding area, with small, closed-off areas building in air pressure, while more open areas become depressurized.
  • Otohiko from Kamisama Kiss is a wind god, three guesses what his powers consist of.
  • 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.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
    • There's 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.
  • Fuu Hououji, Magic Knight of Wind from Magic Knight Rayearth.
  • Negi of Mahou Sensei Negima! originally specialized in wind-based spells, though, more recently, he seemed to prefer lightning.
  • Midori Sugiura's CHILD Gakutenou in the Mai Hi ME anime (and Akane's in the 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.
  • Howzer from Nanatsu No Taizai can control wind, which he uses to create enormous hurricanes.
  • Naruto:
    • There's Temari and a good percentage of the rest of the Hidden Sand Village (which is located in the Land of Wind), as well as Asuma Sarutobi, Naruto Uzumaki himself, and Danzo Shimura 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 Boruto, Naruto's eponymous son is shown to be quite adept at wind techniques even as an Academy student.
    • In Naruto the Movie: 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.
  • Fuusuke of Ninku is the captain of all wind-using ninja despite only being 12.
  • One Piece:
    • Franky 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.
  • Lisa from Popcorn Avatar, as incarnation of the Deva of Wind Vayu, gives Kurando access to wind-based attacks and wind-based Flight.
  • Hayate from Prétear, the Leafe Knight of Wind.
  • 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.
  • One of the lewd Blue Gaurdians from Rave Master has a Super Breath Dark Bring called "Hard Breath", which allows him to blow incredibly powerful (and stinky) gusts of wind. Power Perversion Potential ensues.
  • Sailor Moon: According to the artbooks, Sailor Jupiter can create hurricanes and cyclones in the manga.
  • Saint Seiya:
    • Shun has the Nebula Storm, his most powerful attack. A deadly version of Nebula Stream where his cosmos swirls and combines into a destructive storm. Howewer he mostly uses his trusty chains in battle.
    • Shun's brother Phoenix Ikki can create small tornadoes on fire.
    • The Mariners Scylla Io with his Big Tornado attack.
    • The Spectre Wyvern Rhadamanthys. His Greatest Caution attack is a wind-type move that charges up Rhadamanthys' Cosmo to the highest point of power, it is then unleashed at a central point via two opened palms. The opponent becomes helpless as powerful typhoon-like winds blast them into oblivion. It can take two forms: a dark energy blast, or the form of Rhadamanthys' spirit, the mythical Wyvern.
    • Anime-only character Docrates. In his attacck, Heracles Fierce Onslaught Fist, Docrates crosses, then flexes his arms, concentrating his Cosmo in his fists and causing the winds around of him to change due to the pressure. Next, he attacks with both fists, projecting two powerful blasts which affect a large area.
  • 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.
  • Wind is Cure March's personal element in Smile Pretty Cure!. Considering her theme color, it also doubles as Wind Is Green.
  • Two examples from Soul Hunter in the form of Paopei:
    • The Hero Taikoubou wields the wand-shaped Paopei Dashinben (God-smacking Whip), which allows him to summon and manipulate wind, usually in the form of powerful gusts, whirlwinds and blades of compressed wind strong enough to damage stone and dirt. It becomes even more powerful with the help of another Paopei and after being destroyed and reborn. Chou Koumei even states that the wind currents summoned by Dashinben are almost living creatures.
    • Totenkun, member of the Juttenkun, wields the Spatial Paopei Fukojin (Howling Winds Formation), which consist in a dimension containing nothing but an inescapable typhoon, a floating stone pillar for him to clinge to in the middle and razor-sharp nets at the bottom end of the funnel. Once victims fall inside, they'll inevitably fall towards the net and be diced. He can even increase the speed and power of the current to force his victims to fall faster to their doom.
  • Keith Goodman/Sky High from Tiger & Bunny has NEXT powers that allow him to control wind and float/fly.
  • This forms a major point in Windy Tales.
  • 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.
  • Jin of Yu Yu Hakusho. His powers involve the use of wind to the point he can even glide seamlessly and much of his strategem is diving down at the enemy like a hawk snatching his prey.

    Comic Books 
  • X-Men
    • Storm 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.

  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: In Nero's Spell (Part 2), a vampire "unleashes a gust of wind" against Marda, as Nero orders with "You! Blow that troll away from the reaper!"

    Film- Live Action 

    Film- Animation 
  • In Frozen II, the air/wind element is named Gale, an invisible character who playfully (or sometimes even forcefully) appears in the film among the others. It helped Iduna to rescue Agnarr after they were both trapped by the wall of mist from entering the Enchanted Forest.

  • Glinda the Good Witch of the South is said "commands the spirits of the air" in The Emerald City of Oz. Ironically, most adaptations of the first book play this up:
    • In the 1902 opera, Glinda sends frozen winds to destroy the poisoned poppies and later creates a second cyclone to send Dorothy back home. The libretto even calls her the "Mighty Ruler of Storm and Calm." Techincally, Locasta, the Witch of the North, is the one to instigate both cases, but has to invoke Glinda in order to do it.
    • In the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, she forgoes a broomstick for a bubble. Added to that, the film reuses the idea of Glinda sending a snow-storm to rescue Dorothy from the poisoned poppies.
    • In The Wiz, Glinda is behind the storm that sends Dorothy to Oz.
    • In Journey Back to Oz, Glinda sends a second cyclone to send Dorothy back home. Possibly a coincidence, but it could be an allusion to the original opera.
    • In Oz: The Great and Powerful, Glinda casts spells invoking Aerokinises, specifically fog and clouds, as well as the traditional bubbles.
  • 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 used wind magic almost as often as fire magic in the early books (he began using force magic instead in later books), 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.
  • In the first The Paper Magician book, the protagonist, Ceony, learns how to Fold a paper fan that magically produces gusts of wind. In her mentor's words, "Made well, it can give gusts that would embarrass a thunderstorm." She puts it to good use later.
  • 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), Rosalind Hawkins (The Fire Rose), Lionel Hawkins (Steadfast), and Giselle Schnittel (From a High Tower). Wind mages, unless they are very powerful aren't much good in combat, but they can feed energy to fire mages, who are excellent at it.
  • In Trapped on Draconica the character Rana is a Dragonkin and her Breath Weapon allows her to exhale at hurricane force.
  • 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.
  • The Air Clan in Wrong Time for Dragons can do many things with Air magic, frying flying on air currents and listening to wind whispers (which tell them what they need to know) to rending flesh from their enemies' bones with focused blasts of air. The protagonist's main opponent is the head of the Air Clan, a true master of this Element.
  • In Vampire Academy, Kenneth, a torturer, uses air to pressure Lissa's skull, smother her, and leaving her gasping for air.
  • In Ryuunosuke Akiyama's A Terribly Dangerous Coat, Ishiria and Luran can both use wind magic.
  • Airwitches of The Witchlands have this ability, though the extent of it differs from person to person. A Windwitch can create gusts of wind, "sense" through the wind and use it to fly, while a full Airwitch is capable of this and more, up to and including summoning storms.
  • The Reunion With Twelve Fascinating Goddesses: Ryura (and Tooi when contracted with her) have power over wind. Applications include creating tornadoes, Razor Wind, holding objects in mid-air, and changing the distribution of gases (removing oxygen to asphyxiate an opponent or concentrating it in preparation to cause explosions).

     Live Action TV 

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

    Myths & Religion 
  • In Japanese folklore, the mythical creature Tengu is mostly associated with this trope.
    • Also, the Kamaitachi, flying weasel and master of the Razor Wind. Scythes are optional.
    • There's also Fujin, the god of wind.
  • Lucifer, according to The Bible.
  • In Classical Mythology, the Harpies were sometimes the Anthropomorphic Personifications of destructive winds.
  • Mesopotamian Mythology: Wind and Storm deities include Enlil and Ishkur.
  • Taíno Mythology has Guabancex, the goddess of storms.
  • The wolf in the tale of "The Three Little Pigs" blows away the house of straw and the house of sticks that belong to the first two pigs. He fails with the house of stone of the third pig.
    "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in." So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew his house in, and ate up the little pig.

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

  • Syd/Autumn from Sequinox can summon Razor Wind with her gloves. Spring gains this power in the gothic horror world from the Gemini Arc.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Attempted on the first night of Super Card Of Honor X when Dalton Castle's attempt to pin Donovan Dijak with a sunset flip failed and The Boys futilely tried to blow Dijak over by waving fans at him. It may have played a factor in Castle's match with Silas Young at the previous year's Best In The World, however.

    Tabletop Games 

  • 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.
  • Tornado enemies and Harpies in Miitopia can blow small tornadoes at the Miis, sending them away from the battlefield for a few turn. The Princesses can also create gusts of Razor Wind with their fans.
  • The Legend of Zelda has several items that give Link wind powers:
    • In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Link gets a magical Deku Leaf from the Deku Tree 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 without needing to use magic. A more blatant 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: The 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.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Korok Leaf can produce blasts of air similarly to the Deku Leaf.
  • 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:
    • Sonic has learned some wind-based techniques since Sonic Adventure 2.
      • Wind appears to be strongly associated with Sonic, especially in Sonic and the Black Knight, where he is given the title "Knight of the Wind" because he declares that his only master is the wind that blows free. Additionally, in Sonic Rush, Cream the Rabbit says that Sonic is "like the wind" when asked about him by Blaze the Cat.
  • In Bloons Tower Defense, the Monkey Apprentice gets this quite literally with the Tempest Tornado upgrade, allowing him to blow Bloons back towards the start. Same thing with the Heli Pilot's Downdraft upgrade.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
    • Most of the mainline games use the Zan skills, which are referred to in the game as "Force" skills, because of the way that wind "forces" objects around. The Persona series uses Garu skills instead. Some games also describe the "Zan" spells as shooting shockwaves rather than wind.
    • The Law Hero of Shin Megami Tensei I specializes in Zan. His successor in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Jonathan, is this and An Ice Person as a result of no human being able to learn Ice spells in I. In fact, in SMTIV Force spells can literally blow enemies away; if they hit your demons you'll have to look for them later.
    • Gale from Digital Devil Saga excels in these skills.
    • The Protagonist and Brown start off as this in Persona 1. Strangely for the franchise, Brown has both Zan spells (Blast damage for that game) and Wind spells.
    • From Persona 2 there is Jun Kurosu in Innocent Sin; Baofu, Eriko and Ulala in Eternal Punishment.
    • Yukari Takeba from Persona 3 has a Persona that uses mostly wind attacks.
    • Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4 also has a Persona with wind attacks, though he branches out to healing and physical damage as well.
    • Morgana, the Mentor Mascot of Persona 5, specializes in wind magic, though he also branches heavily into healing magic as well.
  • Luc, the wielder of the True Wind Rune in the Suikoden series.
  • The Pokémon type to which this would be attributed is Flying. Flying-type attacks regularly consist of the user using the air itself as a weapon (Gust, Aeroblast, Hurricane, Air Slash).
    • Johto Gym Leader Falkner, Hoenn Gym Leader Winona, Unova Gym Leader Skyla, and Alola Elite Four Kahili specialize in Flying types.
    • The legendary Pokemon Tornadus introduced in Pokémon Black and White is notably the first pure Flying-type in the franchise, and is based on the wind god Fujin. Prior to Pokémon Sword and Shield, it was also the only pure-Flying type.
    • 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, despite being more often associated with the ocean, falls under this category. Its power is so strong that just flapping its wings can blow houses apart, and its signature move is called Aeroblast, a laser of pressurized air that has a high chance of dealing a critical hit.
  • 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. Jupiter Adepts also have lightning powers, can receive visions unveil illusions and are apparently capable of predicting the future as well.
  • Lilica Felchenrow in Arcana Heart uses the Arcana of Wind as her default.
  • The Arashi orb from Onimusha: Warlords 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.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Any magic user who gets their hands on the Wind, Elwind, Tornado, Forseti, Blizzard, Aircalibur, Excalibur, or Rexcalibur tomes, which most often involve the user conjuring slicing blades of green-colored wind.
    • Some examples of characters who wield said tomes constantly: Merric (Excalibur), Lewyn (Elwind and late Forseti), Lewyn's magic user children (either Corple, Arthur or Ced) (Forseti), Amid (any Wind tome and nothing else), Cecilia (Aircalibur), Ursula as a morph (Excalibur), Soren (Rexcalibur), Ricken and later Laurent (Elwind), Luthier (Excalibur)...
  • 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.
    • Al'Akir's four highest ranking minions plus the intended replacement for one of them each specialize in a specific form of control over Air: Anshal Lord of the West Wind uses his power over calm winds to simultaneously heal himself and suffocate the Raiders, Nezir Lord of the North Wind uses his power over cold winds to Kill It with Ice, Rohash Lord of the East Wind uses his power over the strongest winds to rip his enemies apart with Razor Wind and tornadoes, Siamat Lord of the South Wind uses his power over tempests to send the Raiders flying across the area he's in and uses the power of storms to fire off concentrated bolts of lightning while droping ball lightning on his foes as his minions turn into storm clouds, his potential successor Assad uses Shock and Awe.
  • Crono gets a "Wind Slash" attack in Chrono Trigger, which has the same Light (Heaven) element as his spells.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • Only in the first game, Sora, Donald, and the Disney companions who can use magic have access to the Aero spell, creating a whirlwind around the user that serves as a damage dampener for a minute or so. Its maximum form Aeroga is a Razor Wind, causing damage on contact with enemies.
    • Chain of Memories brings Aero back as a card. The whirlwind only lasts a second, but it can be combined with other cards for devastating attacks, usually in the forms of tornados.
    • Kingdom Hearts II gives us Xaldin, who manages to be both The Brute and a Manipulative Bastard (not to mention one of the most infamous bosses in the entire series).
    • Birth By Sleep has this in Ventus, as his name suggests. Like fellow protagonists 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.
    • There's also a recurring Aero or Tornado spell that occasionally shows up.
    • Late in Final Fantasy II, the Emperor conjures a massive Cyclone that completely destroys several towns on the world map, killing countless civilians.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Paolumu from World can inflate its throat pouch to float around and unleash mini-tornadoes that can stun Hunters.
  • 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 LostWinds 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.
    • Luste Teuber from the same game is a childish girl who's energetic and jumps around the battlefield with speed while throwing sharp razor wind (which is sometimes huge).
  • 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.
  • As the Inazuma Eleven games use the Four-Element Ensemble, wind-themed players are fairly common. Notable examples include Kazemaru from the original series and Tenma from GO.
  • 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.
  • WildStar 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.
  • The DLC for BioShock adds the Sonic Boom plasmid.
  • The Windblast magic in Dishonored.
  • The first of the three Emelas swords Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is the wind sword Livart, which can generate tornadoes.
  • One of the two witches in The Matrix: Path of Neo has a banshee wail that can throw people, and you along with disorienting Neo, around and into walls.
  • The Tower Defense game Canterlot Siege has Rainbow Dash, who throws out whirlwinds to attack.
  • Joey Mallone from The Blackwell Series commands the power of light breezes. It's about as impressive as it sounds, and he mostly uses it to rustle curtains and mildly annoy the living. Evildoers beware.
  • Previously in the original Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars, Alleria Windrunner is used as the class Windrunner, whereas she's a wind-enchanted archer. When the game has a sequel under Valve, Dota 2, copyright issues strike, so she's replaced by Windranger Lyralei.
  • In Smite, previously, the Chinese Dragon King of Eastern Seas, Ao Kuang, has a lot of wind-based spells, but eventually, it was deemed that wind spells clashed with his lore being a sea-based Dragon, so eventually he got Put on a Bus for awhile and his kit is taken by the Mayan Serpent of Nine Winds Kukulkan. Later on, Japanese Mythology's Susano was included and he's a swordsman that implements quick wind-like movement and slash as well as utilizing winds to either reposition himself, drag his enemy to him, or generate a dragging, damaging tornado.
  • Introduced in Street Fighter V, Rashid hails from the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and not only has an acrobatic fighting style, but he's able to whip up tornadoes and have control over wind in general.
  • Popo in Stella Glow is the Wind Witch, allowing her to attack enemies with a whirlwind.
  • The "Woosh" family of spells, originally called "Infernos", from Dragon Quest. The Princess of Moonbrooke was the first character in the series to use Woosh spells, and later games made them the domain of the Priest class. Dragon Quest IX introduced Kaswooshle, the strongest wind spell, which is usable by Luminaries. Paladins in the series often use wind-based magic and abilities as well, manifesting in the form of vacuum blades.
  • Mina from Battle Chef Brigade is skilled in wind magic, and can summon tornadoes to blow away and toss around monsters while hunting.
  • Body Blows: Mike is a seemingly unassuming businessman who works on Wall Street and fights in tournaments against a variety of street fighters, martial artists, robots, and aliens. His character profile at the start up of the games states "Far from being full of wind, this executive really means business!" and indeed he means business. He can even spin around like a tornado like Looney Tunes' Taz the Tasmanian Devil to dish out damage.
  • In Ravensword: Shadowlands, there's an easily missable rune in the Citadel of Ror-Dan that lets you push enemies away with a gust of wind.
  • Warframe: Zephyr, the wind-themed warframe, has flight, tornadoes, an air blast, and a defensive wind barrier.
  • Team Fortress 2: The Pyro's Flamethrower has an Air Blast feature as its alt-fire, which expends some of your ammo to knock opponents back, extinguish burning teammates, and deflect most projectiles.

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  • Whateley Universe:
    • Winter. She's able to evoke cold wind with enough fine control to use it to fly.
    • Stormwolf, who is able to use wind to send an opponent flying or to fly himself, and 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.
  • Tornadoes in Lightning Dust have minor wind abilities, a partial explanation for their name.
  • DSBT InsaniT: Autmn has wind powers, like creating updrafts and twisters.
    • Not only are Windears made of wind, but they can morph into things like vapor and twisters.
  • Dreamscape: Jasmine has powers over wind, and like Soya, she is very versatile with this power.
    • Ahjeen's An Ice Person, but he can create chilling winds too.
    • Anjren, while in her robot suit, can send out a sideways cyclone from her chest cavity.
    • Kai can blow a powerful gust of natural energy, oddly enough.
    • Liz has incredible wind-based powers. A bit odd for a dragon.

    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.
    • In the 6th season, Brandon receives a new weapon that generates wind gusts when he twirls it.
    • Nex's weapon is called The Halberd of the Wind, which he swings or twirls to create wind gusts and tornadoes.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender has the mostly extinct Air Nomads, a highly spiritual people who were capable of "bending" the air. And not just them; their sky bison steeds were the original Airbenders.
    • The original Avatar: The Last Airbender is the story about, well, guess. And Aang starts out as a Fragile Speedster, although this abates as he learns the other elements. His Earthbending trainer nicknamed him 'Twinkle Toes'.
    • Sequel Series The Legend of Korra:
      • Tenzin, Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo are the son and grandchildren of Avatar Aang and are all airbenders, as is Aang's successor, Avatar Korra. 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". Or in his next life, as the now-elderly Toph uses the same nickname with Korra!
      • The occurrence of Harmonic Convergence at the end of Season 2 released a mass of spiritual energy that gave airbending to a lot of random people, including Zaheer, who uses airbending in far more aggressive ways than the mostly pacifistic Air Nomads ever did. Such as the one dangerous technique long suspected by the fandom, suffocation. On the more positive side, many of these new airbenders would join Aang's descendants to became the Air Nation, the successors to the Air Nomads.
  • Linka of Captain Planet and the Planeteers is the Planeteer that Gaia gives power over wind.
  • 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!").
  • 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.
  • SheZow has her "Wind Winkers", which her eyelashes grow so that they can create hurricane like winds.
  • Steven Universe has Smoky Quartz and their one-to-three Killer Yo Yos, which they can twirl fast enough to create powerful winds to blow away enemies like Jasper. They even quote the trope name when demonstrating the ability.
  • PJ Masks: Amaya/Owlette has the power to create strong gusts of wind with her cape. Her vehicle, the Owl-Glider, can also do this.
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: This power is Terraspin's main shtick.
  • Sky magic in The Dragon Prince is essentially analogous to this in the peculiar elemental system of the series. It is sustained by air currents and storms and allows the user to cast wind spells as well as electrical attacks.

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