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The Windy

ClowWindy

SakuraWindy

Windy Spirit


The Windy
Sign Moon
Hiegherarchy N/A
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Captured
(Anime)
Episode 1
Captured
(Manga)
Chapter 1
Transformed
(Anime)
Episode 53
Transformed
(Manga)
Chapter 33

The Windy (Kanji: 風, Katakana: ウィンディー, Romanji: Uuindī) is a Clow Card with the power to create and control wind. It is one of the four elemental cards, and as such it is one of the most powerful. Windy falls under the power of the Moon, Yue and under Eastern Magic.

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

Appearance

The Windy appears as an elegant, lissome Fairy with blonde hair that is styled high and falls forward into two long strands, as well as a pair of large, magic wings, and feathered shoulders. Two green, wing-like shapes adorn her forehead. She appears to be naked, and is usually surrounded by yellow and green swirls of wind.

As a Sakura Card in the manga, Windy receives a star in between the winged decorations on her forehead as well as a new winged star above her chest.

In the Clear Card Arc, under Syaoran's command, the stars on her forehead and her chest are replaced by crescent moons.

Personality

Windy is described as very docile and demure. Being one of the gentlest card, Windy hates to fight and her magic is mainly used for non-attacking purposes.

Magic and Abilities

Wind Magic: The Windy's primary magic is to create strong winds. These winds can be used to blow away objects or bind creatures.

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.

Windy, in particular, represents news or transmission.

Synopsis

Windy

The main body of the Windy card.

Manga

Clow Cards arc

Windy is first seen in volume 1 of the manga, by which time it had already been captured. When the seal on the Book of Cards was broken, Windy is scattered along with the rest of the cards, yet because of its gentle nature, the Windy simply returned peacefully to the Clow Book. Sakura uses Windy to capture The Jump card who is later used to comfort The Fly prior to its capture as Sakura failed in using the Windy in capturing the Fly.[1]

Sakura Cards arc

In Volume 8 (Chapter 33) of the manga, she is transformed when Eriol creates a thick fog and she uses Windy to disperse it.

Clear Cards arc

Windy, 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.

Syaoran discreetly used Windy during the battle against the Blaze card to immobilize it.

Windy 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.

Anime

Clow Cards arc

The Windy traps Yue

The Windy captures Yue.

In the anime, Sakura inadvertently used The Windy to scatter the Clow Cards, as she powered a huge whirlwind in her basement when she called the card's name. Windy is then the only Clow Card that Sakura does not have to capture, as it is in her hand at the time the other Cards scatter. Sakura uses Windy to successfully bind and capture The Fly (which failed in the manga) and several other Clow Cards such as The Shadow, The Watery, The Sleep and The Firey.[2] It is also utilized in the first movie when it serves as a distraction to capture the The Arrow.

Sakura uses Windy to defeat Yue after she receives her new wand and her second chance in the Final Judgment, despite the fact that Windy is one of the cards under his jurisdiction.[3]

Sakura Cards arc

Windy is transformed in Episode 53 when Sakura uses her to try to catch the frantic Dash. She is unsuccessful at first but manages it later on.[4]

In Episode 69, when Sakura battles Eriol, Sakura uses Windy to try to defeat Eriol, as it overpowered Yue in the Final Judgment, but Eriol easily disperses Windy, stating that the same strategy she used to capture Yue won't work on him.[5]

Clear Cards arc

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

Syaoran discreetly used Windy during the battle against the Blaze card to immobilize it.

Appearances in Other Media

In the second movie, Windy is one of the last cards that Sakura still possesses, and she uses it in a desperate attempt to retrieve the cards that the Nothing stole from her, but even Windy's mighty winds were unable to return the stolen Sakura Cards.[6]

Cards

Due to her dependence on Yue, she is governed, like him, by Eastern magic and the Moon, as are the group of card she commands:

Gallery

Trivia

  • Windy is one of the cards Sakura uses the most, being the first card she had.
  • In the Final Judgement she used The Windy, though she had not transformed it, Sakura managed to use the card with her Star Staff rather than the Clow Staff.
  • Windy's design parallels Earthy in several ways
    • Both resemble adult, humanoid females.
    • Both have an elegant design and thin figure.
    • Their hair is styled up and heading in opposite directions.
  • Windy's design also resembles that of a moth.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 風, (Pronounced 'Kaze') can mean 'wind', 'draft' or 'breeze' in Japanese.

References

  1. CardCaptor Sakura Manga: Volume 01, Pages 4-5, 53-75
  2. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episodes 1, 3, 22 and 35
  3. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 46
  4. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 53
  5. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 69
  6. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Movie 2

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