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Kanji: 疾風
Katakana: ゲール
Romaji: Shūfu
Symbolism: Lamprey fish
Counterpart: The Windy
First Appearance (Manga): Chapter 3
First Appearance (Anime): Episode 1

Gale (Kanji: 疾風, Katakana: ゲール, Romaji: Shūfu) is the first of the Clear Cards that was captured after the mysterious clearing of the Sakura Cards.


Gale appears as a small creature with a bird-like beak and combined with a lamprey fish-like tail. It has two pairs of thin wings and a long tuft of hair sprouting from its little round head. It also has a pair of small cogs on its upper body. Its wings and tail appear to end as sharp blades.



On the way to school, while Sakura is talking to Kero about the last dream she had the night before, she is attacked by a very strong gust of wind, which begins to attack her constantly. Kero is unable to do anything, but thinks that this is no ordinary wind. Sakura keeps fleeing from the various attacks of the rare phenomenon, successfully managing to dodge them, however Sakura stumbles and the creature takes advantage of her weakness, that is when the new key reacts of its own volition, creating a force field and protecting Sakura from the imminent attack. Sakura manages to devise some new spells to use the new key and turn it into the new Staff of Dreams, managing to turn and trap the creature in the form of a new type of card.[1]

Examine Use[]

Gale becomes Sakura's main attack card. She uses it Chapter 5 to free herself from Aqua's restrains. In Chapter 6, its attacks are ineffective against Reflect that is able to rebound them back. In Chapter 27, Sakura uses it to defend against the magic coming from Akiho and in Chapter 30 to attack Blade, splitting it into two. In the anime, Sakura tries to use it to attack Spiral, but the card is able to regenerate after its attack.[2]

Powers and Abilities[]

Wind Magic (Aerokinesis): Gale has the ability to create strong winds, that are capable of leaving deep gouges. It is similar to The Windy, although unlike this one, Gale is mainly an attack card.



  • The kanji at the top of the card: 疾風 (Pronounced 'Hayate') means 'gale, strong wind, swift wind or fresh breeze' in Japanese.


  1. Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card anime Episode 1
  2. Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card anime Episode 9