The Thunder (Kanji: 雷, Katakana: サンダー, Romanji: Sandā) is one of the fifty-three Clow Cards in the anime and is also part of the original nineteen cards from the manga series. It is under The Firey and under the power of the Sun, Cerberus, and Western Magic.


The Thunder appears in a bestial, lion 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 the 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.



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 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.



  • 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.



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