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You could say Superman blew him away.
"I'll just put out this fire with my Super-Breath... I've got to think of a less embarrassing name for that..."

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

It often overlaps with Make Me Wanna Shout. If it works in reverse, it's Vacuum Mouth. See also Blow You Away and Breath Weapon (for some reason (we blame Superman), a lot of people who have this power tend to make it Icy as well).

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


Great power and control over one’s breathing is also associated with Charles Atlas Superpower and Supernatural Martial Arts, the implication being that secret breathing techniques can unlock the full potential of the human body. Even in the mundane realm of real life, breathing techniques are an essential foundation of power and endurance in many physical disciplines such as boxing and weightlifting.



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

    Comic Books 
  • This is one of powers of all Kryptonians, powered by sun, in the DC universe.
    • Superman can create hurricane force winds by blowing, and also chill his breath to freeze a target. He can also breathe in large amounts of air to dispel clouds of gas by exhaling it. Superman has also the ability to survive indefinitely underwater or in space.
    • In Krypton No More, Superman blasts Protector with a blow of super-heated air when they fight in the Fortress.
    • In War World Superman deflects a cluster of Kryptonite-tipped missiles with a tight-focus blast of his hurricane breath.
    • Supergirl: Kara is able to create hurricane force winds by exhaling air from her lungs. She can chill the air as it leaves her lungs to freeze targets. She can also reverse the process to pull large volumes of air or vapor into her lungs.
    • In The Supergirl from Krypton, Linda blows the dust off her bedroom... literally.
      Linda: Super-Breath is handy, too, to dust out my room in one big blow!
    • In Supergirl Vol 1 #4 Kara uses her freezing breath to put out a burning meteorite; and in the seventh issue, Linda soaks two super-strong cavemen and then petrifies them in ice with a blast of super-cold breath.
    • In Supergirl Vol 2 #23, Linda uses her hurricane breath to push bystanders away the battlefield.
    • In Supergirl Vol 5 #34, Kara fights a flame-spewing griffon. When it belches out flames on her, Kara retaliates with her freezing breath.
    • In Supergirl (Rebirth), Kara uses her super-icy breath to freeze the fist of a train hijacker.
    • In the mini Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, Linda uses her freezing breath to freeze ice cream.
    • Being an alternate universe version of the aforementioned Supergirl, Power Girl also possesses super breath. She's used it to ice her way out of restraints, freeze and destroy a seemingly indestructible monster, and reveal a cloaked base by covering it in ice and give an unwanted chill to a guy who made the mistake of flashing her.
    • Bizarro and Bizarrogirl, on the other hand, as imperfect reverse-clones of both Kryptonian cousins, have "flame breath" that heats air. It's Bizarro's Vision-based attack power that lets him freeze anything.
  • The Incredible Hulk
    • The Hulk has occasionally displayed this ability. In The Incredible Hulk #282 had him using it to push back a poisonous gas Arsenal deployed to kill his cousin She-Hulk.
    • Sensational She-Hulk: In issue #16, She-Hulk puts out a camp fire she and her friends used to keep warm by blowing it out.
  • In British children's comics, Billy Blow and Percy Puffer are schoolboys with this ability.
  • Bigby Wolf from Fables, who is an updated version of the Big Bad Wolf. His super-breath probably originates from him being the son of the North Wind.

    Fan Works 
  • In Supergirl story Hellsister Trilogy, Superman does a quite humorous display of it:
    Clark Kent, in a black tux, held onto Lois with one arm, waved with the other, and winked at Linda. She smiled shyly at him. Linda didn't have to guess whose super-breath had guided those flowers just where he'd wanted them.
  • In Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku!, Izuku manifested his Super Breath at ten years old, first using it in the story to blow away the Sludge Villain who was trying to suffocate him. He considers using his ice breath against the Villain but decides against it out of fear of being labeled as a Vigilante. He later discovers how to use his Super Breath to generate blocks and sheets of ice rather than just chilling everything it comes in contact with. Unfortunately, the first time he does this he's so happy about his success that he accidentally freezes his instant ramen solid.

    Films — Animation 
  • The 3 Little Pigs: The Movie: How Big Boss blows away Wally and Beemo’s houses, although when he tries it on Feeno’s house, like the original, he can’t muster up a strong enough breath to take it down. When he tries to give it a second go with a bigger breath, a particularity sadistic bee decides to get itself inhaled and sting him from the inside, causing Big Boss to try getting in some other way.
  • Poseidon uses this to stop Hercules from ascending Olympus in Hercules (Pure Magic). He quickly runs out of breath and collapses.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, the Baron's companion, Gustavus, has this ability in addition to super hearing.
  • In the first Asterix live-action movie, Asterix & Obelik Takes on Caesar, Obelix blows away a swarm of spiders by exhaling on them rather than try to cross the pit they're filling (as he'd rather not touch them). Note that he never demonstrated such an ability in the comics.
  • Marsha Holloway in Zoom: Academy for Superheroes is eventually revealed to have this power. It's glittery with a rainbow effect.
  • Superman Returns: Superman uses his breath to blow out a house fire, and then later on a much larger fire in the broken gas lines of Metropolis.
  • DC Extended Universe: Superman gains a frost breath after his resurrection in both Justice League and Zack Snyder's Justice League. He freezes Steppenwolf's axe with a sustained blow in the former, while in the latter he only needs a small puff to freeze the axe.


    Live-Action TV 
  • In Smallville, Clark has this power, naturally. He also discovers this from sneezing when he becomes sick in "Sneeze".
  • As an homage to Superman, Thermoman from My Hero has "Thermo-breath", which can add or remove heat with his breath, as well as simply exhaling powerful gusts.
  • Auric the Conqueror from Power Rangers Zeo and Kapri from Power Rangers Ninja Storm both have this power, though both have only used it once (Auric against Prince Sprocket and Kapri against Tori).
  • Max and Phoebe of The Thundermans can alternate between freeze breath and heat breath (usually to thaw whoever they froze).

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

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

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe:
    • The supervillain Lycanthros pulls this one out when he's losing a battle. Lycanthros is a werewolf-type villain, but his boss, The Necromancer, may have whipped this little gem up for him.
    • Champion, the greatest hero Chicago has ever known, has cryo-breath as one of his powers. The original Champion didn't.
  • If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device: Custodes seem to have hyper-powerful lungs, but we have only been shown their capacity once during one of Whammudes' vox-logs. Powerful enough to destroy a fungal infestation, blast himself out of a tight dead-end pipe along with some unknown horror that had pinned him in there, and utterly destroy the ears of people listening to his blown-in microphone.

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


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Clark Gets The Sniffles

When Clark becomes sick, his sneezes become a problem as they accidentaly activate his super breath.

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