The Firey



The Firey
Sign Sun
Hiegherarchy Western Magic
Magic Type Western Magic
Episode 35
Chapter 23
Episode 48
Chapter 28

The Firey (Kanji: 火, Katakana: ファイーリー, Romanji: Faīrī) is a Clow Card with the power to control and manipulate fire. It is one of the four elemental cards, and as such it is one of the most powerful. Firey falls under the power of the Sun, Cerberus and Western Magic

It is also one of the original nineteen cards from the manga series.


Firey resembles an adolescent, androgynous angel, with bright orange wings, and long elf-like ears. Like Windy, they appear to be naked, only wearing a red, bejeweled circlet; their lower half is usually obscured by a column of fire.

As a Sakura Card in the manga, the jewel on their circlet turns into a flaming ember with a matching collar, armlets, and star earrings.

In the Clear Card Arc, under Syaoran's command, their star earrings are replaced by crescent moons, while crescent moons adorn their armlets.


The Firey displays an arrogant and proud nature

Firey appears to have an aggressive and somewhat arrogant nature; they seemed to enjoy toying with Sakura prior his capture.

They are no more powerful than the other elemental cards, but is warned to be used with caution. Cerberus warned Sakura that if she used him without care, they would do as asked, but they could harm his user.

Moreover, due to the trickster side of Firey, they have a tendency to backfire, scare, and/or even harm others while still technically doing as their master commands.

Despite, their normally violent temper, Firey, as with the other cards, is shown to care for their master.


Season One

Season Three

Clear Card Arc 2

Magic and Abilities

Fire Magic: Firey can create powerful fires from thin air, as well as manipulate any existing flames. They are also shown to be able to regulate temperatures to high levels, as they used to defeat Snow.

The Firey, ready to attack with a Fire Ball

Pyromancy: All Clow Cards have the ability to help their user predict the future. Their method of fortune-telling is similar to that of tarot cards. The interpretation of the message the Clow Cards relay depends on the magical power of the user.


Clow Cards arc

The Firey first appeared in Episode 35, causing fire in an amusement park. Sakura used two cards to defeat them: the Windy and the Watery. Sakura first tried to use The Windy, but The Firey ended up getting bigger because wind is also equal to oxygen. Then, she tried to use The Watery, but in the manga, The Watery would just be sucked up and not come back. It is stated in the anime that The Firey and The Watery's power are even so that a fight between the two would be futile. In order to stop The Firey, Sakura combines The Windy and The Watery to double the force and easily defeat them, allowing Sakura to turn them back into a card.[1]

In the sixth volume of the manga series, Firey appeared in a street. Mizuki Sensei, Syaoran and Yukito stayed with Sakura, so Syaoran knocked Yukito out. Sakura uses two elementary cards at once (the Windy and the Watery) and finally, Kerberos returned to his true form.

Firey was later used in the anime to defeat the Snow card, melting the tons of snow she had submerged the town under. They melted the snow with such heat it completely evaporated and drove the physical form of the Snow card toward Sakura to seal it.[2]

Sakura Cards arc

Sakura transforms the Firey into a Sakura card in Episode 48 of the anime/Volume 7 (Chapter 29) of the manga to save herself and (in the anime) her friends from being drowned by a cyclone. They are the first card to be transformed into a Sakura Card.

To try and prevent an avalanche, Sakura attempts to use the Firey to melt the rushing snow, but she does not have enough power and fails after previously spending almost all her energy transforming the Time card.[3]

Clear Cards arc

Firey, like the other Sakura Cards, turned "clear" (blank) and are rendered powerless.

It is later revealed that the Cards were with Syaoran, who knew that Sakura's magical powers had grown enormously and that this could be detrimental to her. The Cards, moved by their love for Sakura and their desire to protect her, left with Syaoran through a spell arranged by his mother to prevent Sakura's powers from growing further while creating the Clear Cards.

In the Episode 12 of the anime, Syaoran discreetly uses Firey to attack the Hail card, since Sakura did not have any fire-based Card.

Firey appear along with the other Cards at Syaoran's house explaining to Cerberus and Yue the reasons for their departure. Later they all appear in front of Sakura to explain that they wanted to help Syaoran protect her.


The group of cards they commands are strengthened by the Sun and Western magic and share certain violent and aggressive tendencies with them. They are:



  • Nearly all the cards under Firey have a violent temperament.
  • Firey's design parallels Watery in several ways:
    • They resemble adolescent figures.
    • Their hair is parted in the middle.
    • They possess some sort of circlet on their foreheads.
  • Firey's appearance may be a reference to the Seraphim, a type of angel which is associated with fire.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 火, (Pronounced 'Hi') means 'fire', 'flame' and 'blaze' in Japanese.


  1. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 35
  2. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 36
  3. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 64


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