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The Power
Name
Kanji
Katakana パワー
Magic
Sign Sun
Hierarchy The Firey
Magic Type Western Magic
Temperament Mischievous; aggressive
Important Events
Captured
(Anime)
Episode 13
Captured
(Manga)
N/A
Transformed
(Anime)
Episode 52
Transformed
(Manga)
N/A

The Power is a Clow Card with the power to grant its user immense physical strength. It is aligned under The Firey.

It is one of the fifty-three Clow Cards in the anime.

Appearance[]

Power's visible form is a tiny, pink, little elfin girl in a sleeveless, pink, tutu-like dress with baggy pants. She has pink hair tied in two high buns in the back with long ribbons ending in ball ornaments; red eyes; two large, studded bracelets on her wrists; a red choker on her neck, a yellow gem on her dress; three pink gems on her forehead; and pink, ball earrings.

Personality[]

Power is very proud and loves physical challenges; she also enjoys showing off her abilities with feats of strength.

When Power is freed from the Clow Book, she becomes invisible and begins demonstrating her abilities by causing a ruckus; only turning visible when one presents her with a physical challenge. If the challenger wins, Power will surrender herself.

Magic and Abilities[]

Strength Magic: Despite her petite appearance, Power has tremendous, superhuman strength; she is able to grant this enhanced strength to her 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.

Synopsis[]

The Elephant's Test of Strength[]

Power first appears in Episode 13 where, during the night, it turns the King Penguin slide in the local park upside down and on to its head.

CCS EP13 - Elephants help Sakura

Sakura faces The Power in a match of tug-o'-war.

The next day Power shows up at the Tomoeda zoo during a school field trip by Sakura Kinomoto and her class. The Power, in an invisible state, wrecks considerable property damage and terrifies the people and animals. It particular targets a mother Elephant and her child and cruelly torments them and tosses the mother Elephant by its trunk high up into the sky.

Sakura intervenes and uses The Windy to rescue the Elephant and cushion it's descent. As Power begins lifting the Elephant again by the ruff of its nose, Sakura hastily challenges it to a test of strength and, piquing Power's interest, names the contest as a game of tug of war. Power agrees and manifests in its visible form: An adorable pink little girl.

CCS EP13 - The Power being sealed

Sealing The Power.

In the succeeding test of strength the Power is on the verge of triumph, even with the mother Elephant, helping Sakura pull on the rope. However, Power is defeated when Syaoran Li invokes The Time card and sabotages its physical challenge with Sakura, causing it to lose (although Sakura thinks that the Elephant she saved earlier helped her).

As a result, Sakura is able to capture and seal away a visibly crestfallen Power, which joins the ever-growing list of Clow Cards under her ownership. At the end of the episode, Sakura uses Power to turn the King Penguin Slide back into its normal position.

Vs. Fight[]

The Power's sheer strength is later used to defeat The Fight card, despite the latter vastly outmatching Sakura in terms of martial arts skill. Sakura managed an accidental strike to the head of The Fight with her sealing wand and, with the strength of Power behind the blow, Fight is knocked out cold.

Transformation[]

Power is transformed in to a Sakura Card in Episode 52. Sakura uses it to move the King Penguin slide back into place.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • It is possible that, like with The Rain and The Cloud, The Light and The Dark, The Big and The Little, and The Time and The Return, she also has a sister card, The Fight card. Both share similarities, such as their abnormal strength and challenging personalities. Likewise, they share many differences, such as The Fight being a teen-aged-girl, and The Power being a little girl; as well as the way they act—using their strength—The Power uses it to show off/play, while The Fight uses it to become stronger.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 力, (Pronounced 'Chikara') means 'strength', 'power', 'strong', 'strain', 'energy' and 'vigor' in Japanese.

References[]

  1. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 20

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