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The Thunder

The Thunder
Sign Sun
Magic Type Western Magic
Episode 8
Chapter 10
Episode 67
Chapter 42

The Thunder (Kanji: 雷, Katakana: サンダー, Romanji: Sandā) is a Clow Card with the power to control lighting and electricity. It is aligned under The Firey and under the power of the Sun, Cerberus, and Western Magic.

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


The Thunder appears in a bestial, lion/wolf-like form. Its entire body is composed of electricity which glows an icy-blue color.


Thunder is very aggressive.

Magic and Abilities

Thunder & Lightning Magic: Thunder has the power to summon large amounts of lightning and electricity to strike its enemy.

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.


Clow Cards arc

In Episode 8 of the anime, the Thunder is witnessed periodically going on rampages throughout Tomoeda before it's finally sealed. It is the first card that Syaoran and Sakura capture together. In the manga (volume 2), Sakura captures it alone.

In the anime, the Shadow card is used to capture Thunder, in the manga, Thunder is used to capture the Shadow.

In the anime, Sakura uses Thunder along with Syaoran's lightning magic to try to capture The Twin.

Sakura Cards arc

In Episode 67 of the anime/Volume 10 (Chapter 42) of the manga, Sakura transforms Thunder into a Sakura Card when she used Thunder to defeat a magical horse that was attacking her.

Clear Cards arc

Thunder, 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.



  • The card is based on Raijū, a creature from Japanese mythology.
  • The Shadow is used to capture the Thunder card in the anime.
  • In the manga Thunder is used to capture the Shadow making it seem that the two have the power to cancel each other out.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 雷, (Pronounced 'Kaminari') means 'thunder' or 'lightning bolt' in Japanese.