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The Light
Name
Kanji
Katakana ライト
Magic
Sign Sun
Hierarchy N/A
Magic Type Western Magic
Temperament Docile
Important Events
Captured
(Anime)
Episode 42
Captured
(Manga)
Chapter 21
Transformed
(Anime)
Episode 69
Transformed
(Manga)
Chapter 44

"The entire time since the Seal on the Cards was broken, I have been inside your heart."
―The Light to Sakura Kinomoto[1]

The Light is a Clow Cards with the power to control light. Alongside The Dark, it is one of the foremost of the Clow Cards.

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

Appearance[]

Light is elegant and richly dressed with lengthy, curled, pale hair. She wears a spiked crown with a stylish dress and a sun printed above her chest.

As a Sakura Card in the manga, stars adorn her crown, sleeves and within the sun on her chest. Several enhancements are made to her dress, the rim of her sleeves become spiked, more skin is covered by fabric, and a spiked outer skirt is added.

In the Clear Card Arc, while under Syaoran's command, her outer skirt and the stars on her sleeves disappear; the stars on her crown and in the sun above her chest are replaced by a crescent moon.

Personality[]

Light is serene and gentle. She is very supportive of Sakura as the candidate for the cards' master. Light is very close with her sister, Dark; everything that is done involving them (sealing, transformation etc.) must be done with both of them together.

Magic and Abilities[]

Light Magic: Light's primary magic is to be able to create and control light. She also appears to manipulate time to an extent as she is able to bring forth the day.

Special Sealing and Activation Properties: The Light is special in that she cannot be physically attacked. She is also always together with Dark, so they must always be sealed together, and transformed together.

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[]

When Sakura originally broke the seal on the Clow Book and accidentally scattered the Clow Cards using The Windy, Light took residence within Sakura's heart without her knowledge and was subsequently with her the whole time from the very beginning of her quest to recapture all the cards.

It isn't until much later on when Sakura has nearly captured all the cards does she become aware of Light's presence.

Clow Cards arc[]

CCS EP42 - The Light and Sakura

The Light and Sakura.

In Episode 42 (volume 5 in the manga), Sakura's class hold a school play. On the evening of the school play, Sakura and Meiling are ready to go, while Syaoran is worried about playing the princess.

As the play begins, everyone seems to be pulling off their parts greatly, including Syaoran. Things are going great until the climax of the play, when all of a sudden the entire room is swamped by darkness.

Sakura tries to find the people, but they're all gone: lost in nothing but darkness. She begins to get discouraged, but when she manages to cheer herself up, and she begins to glow. When Sakura realizes the existence of Light within her, she awakens Light.

CCS EP42 - The Light and The Dark Capture

The Light and The Dark are sealed together.

Light reveals to Sakura she has resided in her heart ever since the day she accidentally scattered the Clow Cards using Windy card.

Light then tips Sakura a playful wink and asks her a question: "What shines brightly in the darkness?" Sakura ponders, than responds: "Light!" to which the card jubilantly replies: "Correct!"

Light brightens the dark. The darkness shrinks and shrinks away until nothing is left but a small patch and causes Dark, who interrupted her class' play by blanketing everything in darkness, to show up. She seals the two together afterwards, at their request, while they revealed to her the existence of Yue, the one who will test her in the Final Judgement.[2]

Sakura Cards arc[]

The Light and The Dark are the last cards to be transformed into Sakura Cards.

Light is transformed in Episode 69 in the anime and in Volume 11 in the manga; Sakura transforms it with Dark's, Syaoran's, Yue's and Cerberus' help to end Eriol's spell upon Tomoeda. As a Sakura Card in the manga she receives a star on her crown and a star in the sun above her chest.

Clear Card arc[]

Light, 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.

Light and Dark 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.

During a confrontation with Yuna D. Kaito, Syaoran used Light and Dark to protect Sakura. However, the events are reversed by Kaito's time magic.

Cards[]

Light is the first card under Cerberus, and the cards under her, draw power from Western magic and the Sun. The cards aligned under her are:

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • She is Voiced by Rei Sakuma, who also voiced The Dark card.
  • She, along with The Dark, Mirror and Nothing/Hope are the only cards who have demonstrated actual human speech.
  • The Light card is the only card to have a white background as a Sakura Card.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 光, (Pronounced 'Hikari') means 'light' or 'ray' in Japanese.

References[]

  1. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 42
  2. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 42

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