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The Jump
Name
Kanji
Katakana ジャンプ
Magic
Sign Moon
Hierarchy The Windy
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Temperament Mischievous; evasive
Important Events
Captured
(Anime)
Episode 5
Captured
(Manga)
Chapter 1
Transformed
(Anime)
Episode 51
Transformed
(Manga)
Chapter 32

The Jump is a Clow Card with the power to jump a long distance from one location to another. It is aligned under The Windy.

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

Appearance[]

When it first appears before being sealed, Jump appears as a squishy, pink animal with thin, angry lime-coloured eyes; a long tail, ears, feet, and stubby hands.

When sealed, The Jump's appearance turns more gentle. It appears leaner, with more-rounded eyes, as well as a pair of transparent wings -Similar to those that appear on Sakura's shoes when released.

As a Sakura Card in the manga, a star appears on the back of its head and at the tip of its tail, and it receives star earrings.

Personality[]

Jump is incredibly feisty and loves to pick fights. However it has been described as not being very bright.

Magic and Abilities[]

Jump Magic: Jump's magic can grant the master the ability to leap to great heights. When used, wings form around the feet/ankles of the master.

Fortune Telling: 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.

History[]

Clow Cards arc[]

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Jump defeated

When Sakura first encounters Jump in Episode 5 of the anime,[1] it had taken over the body of a stuffed panda, hiding amongst the merchandise of Twin Bells, a store run by Maki Matsumoto; it had previously found the store in another town after being released from the Clow Book, causing trouble for Maki. Each time the panda is sold, Jump inside it would 'jump' it back to the store. Sakura initially traps Jump in a cage of branches using Wood, but Jump manages to escape. It is eventually sealed after it wears itself out and collapsed.

In the manga (volume 1), Jump has the distinction of being the very first card shown to be captured by Sakura and is used to introduce the spirits inside the Clow Cards. No back-story is given about what Jump was up to when it was caught, but it is sealed after being bound by a chain created by Windy.

Jump is frequently used by Sakura to be transported as a secondary means to the Fly card.

When Sakura faces Yue in the Final Judgment, Yue uses Jump in order to summon her towards him. She, at the time, was under his powerful 'moonlight' hypnosis spell.

Sakura Cards arc[]

Jump is transformed in Episode 51 of the anime/Volume 8 (Chapter 32) of the manga. Sakura tried to jump up to the head of a giant teddy bear during one of Eriol's trials so she could cut off it's ear with Sword (the ear was the source of the magic causing the bear to grow and be animated), but was unable to reach and is forced to use Fly instead.

Appearances in the movie[]

In the second movie, Jump is the card most commonly used by Sakura, who invokes Jump's magic to reach a huge fire monster created by The Create and to evade numerous attacks from The Nothing.[2] It is also one of the last five cards Sakura has in her possession, and the first of the five Sakura uses to fight the Nothing, though it does not last too long against her.[2]

Clear Cards arc[]

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

It is later revealed that the Cards were with Syaoran in order to protect Sakura magical powers had grown enormously and that this could be detrimental to her. With the collaboration of the cards, who also wish to protect Sakura, Syaoran is able to rewrite the contract of the cards, replacing Sakura’s name on them with his name and allowing him to utilize their powers, which essentially makes him the new master of the cards.

When the Cards pass under Syaoran's possession, they receive his Moon powers and appeared the Crescent Moon symbol in their forms. 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; but doing so is extremely exhausting for him and takes longer than desired. However, when the world is rewritten by a taboo magic, the cards return to Sakura's possession as if they had never left.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Jump is the first card to appear in the manga
  • In the manga, Windy was used to capture it. Normally it wouldn't have worked as Jump is under Windy, but it succeeded due to its noted stupidity.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 跳, (Pronounced "Chō") means 'jump', 'leap', 'prance', 'buck' and 'hop' in Japanese.
  • Jump bears some physical resemblance to Mokona from Magic Knight Rayearth, another CLAMP franchise.

References[]

  1. Cardcaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card

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