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

Elemental Power, mainly dealing with air or wind (and thus a Sub-Trope). 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 or regular storm; 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. May also appear as part of Fire, Water, Wind.

Also, compare Spectacular 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.
  • Wind is one of the four major magic attributes in Black Clover. The most notable user is Yuno, who often manifests his magic in the form of whirlwinds or blades. He later gains the favor of the spirit of wind Sylph, increasing the power of his Wind Magic.
  • Bleach:
    • The Big Bad of the Bount arc has 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 Sakura's signature card.
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • Vento of the Front in 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.
    • 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.
    • Sherria 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 natural disasters around, 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.
  • Inukami!: Kaoru's specialty is wind magic. Though, oddly, he invokes the "White Mountain God" to do it.
  • 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.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • The Pillar Man Wamuu from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency has an ability called the Wind Mode, which can generate mini cyclones and torrents of wind just by him twirling his barbed dreadlocks or spinning his arms.
    • Gatta from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: 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.
    • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: JoJolion:
      • 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.
      • Aisho Dainenjiyama has the Stand Doobie Wah!, which takes the form of a little tornado that grows in intensity with the breathing of his targets.
      • Poor Tom, whose Stand, Ozon 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 its 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 specializes in wind-based spells, though later he starts to prefer lightning.
  • Midori Sugiura's CHILD Gakutenou in the Mai-HiME anime (and Akane's in the manga).
  • Mazinger Z has the Rust Hurricane attack, where the robot blows a wind charged with corrosive particles to 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 Moriking, Oki Samura, the Great Purple Emperor king candidate, has powerful wings that can reduce every house on a city block to rubble should he ever flap them once at full strength.
  • My Hero Academia has two examples:
    • Inasa Yoarashi (hero name: Gale Force) from the rival school, Shiketsu Academy, has the power to manipulate hundreds of tiny gusts with enough precision and strength to tear objects from his opponents' hands without significantly affecting them directly.
    • Aizawa and Mic's school friend Oboro Shirakumo (hero name: Loud Cloud)(villain name: Kurogiri) has the ability to summon and control clouds of various sizes and textures.
  • 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 the 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 his most powerful attack, the Nebula Storm, a deadly version of Nebula Stream where his cosmos swirls and combines into a destructive storm. However, 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's 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's spirit, the mythical Wyvern.
    • Anime-only character Docrates. In his attack, 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 cling 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 gains this power.
  • Jin of Yu Yu Hakusho. His powers involve the use of wind to the point where he can even glide seamlessly and much of his strategem is diving down at the enemy like a hawk snatching his prey.


    Asian Animation 
  • In Happy Heroes and the City of Mystery, the heroes encounter a villain named the Wind Warrior who, as his name suggests, can create tornadoes and use similar wind-based attacks in battle. Lisa doesn't hear his full name at first because all the wind from him obstructed her from hearing it.

    Comic Books 
  • Windfall, one of the Masters of Disaster in The DCU.
  • Bigby Wolf from Fables 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.
  • Typhon from The Incredible Hercules is capable of causing wind-related natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, etc.
  • Red Tornado of the Justice League of America mainly uses tornado-like gusts, but can do virtually anything with wind.
  • Whirlwind, a Marvel Comics supervillain.
  • 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.
  • Breathtaker is an assassin and Teen Titans villain who teamed up with Circe in "The Witch and the Warrior" who uses her aerokinesis abilities almost exclusively to suffocate people.
  • 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.
  • Wonder Woman (2011): Siracca has control over and can hear far away conversations on the winds.
  • X-Men:
    • Storm uses wind powers, among her other weather-related abilities; usually, though, just to fly.
    • 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.
  • Marvel heroine Aero has a number of wind-related powers, including being able to see individual currents, creating semi-hard air constructs, and blowing things around. She is the defender of Shanghai.

    Fan Works 
  • A Diplomatic Visit:
    • In the sequel Diplomat at Large, the Storm King utilizes wind during his battle, though it's only really mentioned once.
    • In chapter 6 of the second sequel, Diplomacy Through Schooling, when Starlight explains her Cutie Mark, she tells Spike and Twilight how she got it when she used precision magic to simulate a careful breeze and free a kite from a tree.
  • 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!"
  • Heart of Gold (Cardcaptor Sakura): Shina, the goddess of wind, can perform such feats as Razor Wind and create vacuums, the latter of which she uses to snuff out Syaoran's fire attacks and nearly suffocate him.
  • In Keepers of the Elements, Lindsay has this as her Element.

    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 rescue Agnarr after they were both trapped by the wall of mist from entering the Enchanted Forest.

    Film — Live-Action 

  • In After the Golden Age, the superhero Breezeway is able to fly and manipulate 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 uses her breezes to pick up rumors, cool herself, lift herself to the top of a tower, block somebody's path, etc.
  • 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 use their ability to bend light to create a giant magnifying glass that focuses sunlight into an impromptu Death Ray that sweeps an entire bridge clean of invading Canim.
  • In Devon Monk's Dead Iron, Cedar's arrival at the mine is announced by dust devils that form without any wind.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Harry Dresden uses wind magic almost as often as fire magic in the early books (he begins 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.
  • 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.
  • Glinda the Good Witch of the South is said to "commands the spirits of the air" in The Emerald City of Oz. 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". Technically, 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 aerokinesis, specifically fog and clouds, as well as the traditional bubbles.
  • Journey to the West: The Princess, Iron Fan, who can summon massive gusts of winds and tornadoes using her enchanted fan. One story arc has the monk Tritakas and his disciples trying to convince the princess to lend her fan to them so they can extinguish a flaming mountain.
  • In Kingdom Keepers, Maleficent gets this added to her bag of tricks, though she uses it as a scare tactic more than anything.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wind- and weather-based fairies in the Rainbow Magic series can do this.
  • 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.
  • The Reunion With Twelve Fascinating Goddesses: Ryura (and Tooi when contracted with her) has 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).
  • 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 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.
  • In Ryuunosuke Akiyama's A Terribly Dangerous Coat, Ishiria and Luran can both use wind magic.
  • In Trapped on Draconica, the character Rana is a Dragonkin, and her Breath Weapon allows her to exhale at hurricane force.
  • In Vampire Academy, Kenneth, a torturer, uses air to pressure Lissa's skull, smother her, and leaving her gasping for air.
  • 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.
  • The titular Wind Witch of Susan Dexter's Valadan series has this power. At the climax of the book she calls up a hurricane that completely destroys the sea raiders that had been threatening them.
  • 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 Air Clan in Wrong Time for Dragons can do many things with Air magic, from 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.

    Live-Action TV 

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

    Myths & Religion 

  • 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 
  • Ring of Honor: 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.
  • Though very rarely, Brock Lesnar is also being associated with storms and tornadoes. One of his old nicknames is the "Perfect Storm" (which will be later used for the billing of his match against Triple H at SummerSlam 2012) and the name origin of his F-5 Finishing Move is taken from the highest rating of the Fujita Scale, which was used for rating tornado intensity.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons: A number of spells and prestige classes, starting with the Gust of Wind and Wind Wall spells.
  • Exalted: Air is one of the five basic elements of creation, and beings associated with it — such as air elementals, gods of weather and the sky, and Air Aspect Dragon-Blooded — can manipulate it to a fairly extensive degree.
  • Magic: The Gathering: In general, air and the manipulation thereof falls within Blue's wheelhouse. However, Green also has many damaging wind spells, such as Hurricane, chiefly focused on knocking enemy creatures out of the sky.
  • Nobilis: Wind is a perfectly acceptable Estate, and a high-Domain Power of Air is going to be pulling this stuff a lot.
  • Psionics: The Next Stage in Human Evolution: Magnekinetics can generate high winds to knock away opponents and incoming attacks, summon tornadoes, and fly on the wind.

  • BIONICLE: Air, here associated with the color green, is one of the six core Matoran elements, 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 with the exception of the Makuta, who use the "Cyclone" power, and the corresponding Rahkshi.

    Video Games 
  • Lilica Felchenrow in Arcana Heart uses the Arcana of Wind as her default.
  • 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.
  • Mina from Battle Chef Brigade is skilled in wind magic, and can summon tornadoes to blow away and toss around monsters while hunting.
  • The DLC for BioShock adds the Sonic Boom plasmid.
  • 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.
  • Rachel Alucard from BlazBlue has the Drive power to literally blow herself and the opponent away with wind.
  • 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.
  • 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 that "Far from being just 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.
  • Aside from being a healing White Magician Girl, Breath of Fire IV's Nina uses wind magic for offense.
  • Canterlot Siege has Rainbow Dash, who throws out whirlwinds to attack.
  • Crono gets a "Wind Slash" attack in Chrono Trigger, which has the same Light (Heaven) element as his spells.
  • 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.
  • In the original Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars, Alleria Windrunner is used as the class Windrunner, a wind-enchanted archer. When the game had a sequel under Valve, Dota 2, copyright issues struck, so she was replaced by Windranger Lyralei.
  • The Green Mages and Green Skulls in the Disgaea series specialize in wind magic, and the Mystic Beast is their monster counterpart.
  • The Windblast magic in Dishonored.
  • In Double Dragon Neon's sixth stage, the Killacopter attempts to blow the Lee brothers into a pit with its rotor wind.
  • Dragon Quest:
    • The "Woosh" family of spells, originally called "Infernos" are wind spells.
    • In Dragon Quest II, the Princess of Moonbrooke was the first character in the series to use Woosh spells; and Dragon Quest III 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.
  • Dynasty Warriors:
    • Wind is not a standard element but is common for attacks used as juggling or crowd-clearing moves. Pang Tong is the most notable practitioner, with 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. A wind-element attack Ignores Defense and damages enemies even if they block. No 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)...
  • The wind itself in Flower, which combines with Petal Power.
  • Golden Sun:
    • Ivan from the first game and Sheba from the second 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.
  • Guild Wars:
    • Elementalists 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.
  • In Heretic, the Iron Lich boss has a windstorm attack that throws you up in the air and does damage until you escape.
  • 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.
  • Two of the Monstermon cards from Kindergarten have this ability.
    • Parodied with the Tornado Fly. It can create tornadoes by flapping its wings, but they're too small to be threatening, since the user is just a small bug.
    • Oh Faka Tornado, on the other hand, is a proper wind user, being able to suck people in and compel them into saying its name.
  • 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.
  • Tornado Kirby and Wing Kirby from the Kirby series.
  • Zael's Gale attack is this in The Last Story. The magical wind it casts allows it to dispel magic circles, both his party members' to extend their effects and those of the enemies to nullify them.
  • League of Legends:
    • Janna the Storm's Fury, 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.
  • The Legend of Zelda has several items that give Link wind powers:
    • 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.
    • 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: The 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: The Gale Boomerang is used to blow (mostly) pinwheels for various effects.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: The Whirlwind is a horn-thing that, when Link blows into it, he can use to push pinwheels, push important items across chasms, and throw bombs into the resident dungeon boss.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Gust Bellows work similarly to the Gust Jar above, but lack the "suck" part.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Korok Leaf can produce blasts of air similarly to the Deku Leaf.
  • The game LostWinds gives you the ability to control, move, and attack with - you guessed it - wind!
  • 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!".
  • The MapleStory Knight of Cygnus Windbreaker class is composed of archers that use the power of the wind. One of their skills involves the 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.
  • 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.
  • Mega Man:
    • Mega Man (Classic):
      • Mega Man 2: Air Man uses a giant propeller in his chassis that can create powerful gusts of wind.
      • Wind Man from Mega Man 6 can fly with a jet engine and use propellers to either blow people away or pull them towards him.
      • As in the myth, Tengu Man from Mega Man 8. He can generate artificial typhoons and uses a razor-winged jet engine on his back to fly at high speeds.
      • Tornado Man from Mega Man 9 can generate winds with fans attached to his arms.
      • Hyperstorm H from Mega Man: The Wily Wars.
    • There's almost always an example in each game from Mega Man X onwards. Most notable is Harpuia of Mega Man Zero.
  • Tornado enemies and Harpies in Miitopia can blow small tornadoes at the Miis, sending them away from the battlefield for a few turns. The Princesses can also create gusts of Razor Wind with their fans.
  • 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.
  • Mortal Kombat:
  • 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.
  • 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 three horizontal lines. It can be used for juggling enemies.
  • The Arashi orb from Onimusha: Warlords gives Samanosuke the ability to use wind magic.
  • 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.
  • Wendy Ryan of Psychic Force, the Psychiccer of Wind.
  • 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.
  • RosenkreuzStilette:
    • 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 are sometimes huge).
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
  • Smite:
    • The Chinese Dragon King of Eastern Seas, Ao Kuang, initially had a lot of wind-based spells. 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 was taken by the Mayan Serpent of Nine Winds Kukulkan.
    • Japanese Mythology's Susano is a swordsman that implements quick, wind-like movements and slashes as well as utilizing winds to either reposition himself, drag his enemy to him, or generate a dragging, damaging tornado.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic has learned some wind-based techniques since Sonic Adventure 2. Wind appears to be strongly associated with him in general:
    • In Sonic and the Black Knight, he is given the title "Knight of the Wind" because he declares that his only master is the wind that blows free.
    • In Sonic Rush, Cream the Rabbit says that Sonic is "like the wind" when asked about him by Blaze the Cat.
  • Talim from Soul Calibur, who's a "Wind Priestess".
  • Spelling Jungle: The Wind Trickster does this, blocking Wali's progress and blowing him off course or into obstacles. It can't kill him directly on its own though.
  • Popo in Stella Glow is the Wind Witch, allowing her to attack enemies with a whirlwind.
  • 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.
  • Luc, the wielder of the True Wind Rune in the Suikoden series.
  • This is one of many elemental abilities Luigi from the Super Mario Bros. series has shown while playing baseball or soccer. Being Luigi, the Wind Is Green, and he even gains a vacuum in Luigi's Mansion that can blow wind, fire, water, and ice.
  • Subversion: Masaki Andoh of Super Robot Wars rides the Elemental Lord of Wind Cybuster, but does not generally utilize wind in battle. Instead, it focuses more on its Fragile Speedster status. However, some animations for his Discutter show it summoning the blade from a small tornado of some sort.
  • Tales Series:
    • Woodrow/Garr Kelvin from Tales of Destiny wields the Swordian of Wind, Igtenos.
    • Tales of Symphonia:
    • Spada Belforma of Tales of Innocence uses wind and lightning techs and magic.
    • Tales of Vesperia:
      • "I'LL BLOW YOU AWAY!" (Note that the character who says this has quite a few wind-element strike artes in his repertoire.)
      • A stronger example is Raven, who has both wind-based strike artes and wind element 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.
  • 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.
  • Tiny Heist: The Leaf Blower can blow your enemies away and stun them.
  • Touhou:
  • Warcraft:
    • Both shamans and druids 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 dropping ball lightning on his foes as his minions turn into storm clouds; his potential successor Assad uses Shock and Awe.
  • Warframe: Zephyr, the wind-themed warframe, has flight, tornadoes, an air blast, and a defensive wind barrier.
  • WildStar has the Thundercall Pell, and their "god" Stormtalon. Alongside summoning twisters and tornadoes, they can also throw lightning at their enemies.
  • 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 one is a quick blast of wind that can push back, stun, knock down, and disarm anyone in front of them at the time.
  • The Twister Psych from The World Ends with You allows Neku to summon hurricanes that pick up foes and slam them down to the ground.
  • The first of the three Emelas swords Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is the wind sword Livart, which can generate tornadoes.

    Visual Novels 
  • Renzei "Falcon" Feng in Villainous Nights has the power to control wind, which he uses for flight and blades of air in addition to more general blasts of wind. He's also used his power to help him throw a teammate at enemies.


    Web Original 
  • In Chaos Fighters, Air, Wind, and Sky exists as separate elements.
  • Rinoa in the Dead Fantasy series.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hothica the sky god in Empire of Sock can manipulate wind.
  • 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.
  • Tornadoes in Lightning Dust have minor wind abilities, a partial explanation for their name.
  • Rayte in Trinton Chronicles has the ability to manipulate air in the form of green energy bands. He can also create sonic-booms, vacuums, and use pressured wind to cut into foes and objects alike.
  • 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.
  • In Worm, the supervillain Stormtiger can compress air into claws and then release it in gusts.

    Western Animation 
  • Linka of Captain Planet and the Planeteers is the Planeteer that Gaia gives power over wind.
  • Hurricane Harry from Cool McCool, as his name implies, has all the wind he can carry. The only way to defeat him is to plug his mouth.
  • 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.
  • 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!").
  • Wind Dragon from Justice League Unlimited has wind powers he can deliver from his hands or just summon.
  • My Little Pony:
    • 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 has failed. It's practically a Deus ex Machina.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • All Pegasi in seem to have this, going hand-in-hand with their ability to manage weather.
      • Twilight Sparkle uses a magical variant in "Boast Busters" to make music by blowing through cattails, soothing a rampaging Ursa Minor.
  • 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.
  • SheZow has her "Wind Winkers", which make 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.
  • Samurai from Superfriends can turn the lower half of his body into a tornado after speaking magic words.
  • In Thunder Cats 2011, Gami, a Paper Master, can fold an animate paper dragon who has this as a Breath Weapon, blowing away evil spirits.
  • Transformers:
  • Winx Club:
    • Both Flora and Stormy can use wind-based attacks.
    • The Sophix power gives Musa power over wind in the 4th season. She 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.
  • 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). In 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.

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