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The Wood
Name
Kanji
Katakana ウッド
Magic
Sign Moon
Hierarchy The Watery
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Temperament Docile
Important Events
Captured
(Anime)
Episode 4
Captured
(Manga)
Not Shown
Transformed
(Anime)
Episode 67
Transformed
(Manga)
Chapter 42

The Wood is a Clow Card with the power to grow and manipulate plants. It is aligned under the Watery.

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

Appearance[]

The Wood appears as a beautiful, young woman with flowing hair with a leafy symbol on her forehead. In the manga, she appears tall, her body is mostly naked and heavily decorated with flora. She has leafy, wing-like ears with frond-like wings on her back. In the Anime, her physical form is rather small; and she has a large, bushy ruff of foliage with long vines extending from it.

As a Sakura Card in the manga, she has a star on her chest and three stars on each ear.

Personality[]

Wood's personality is described as similar to The Windy; she is one of the most gentle and docile cards and of the only few to be sealed of her own will. However, it seems that she can act wildly, spreading her magic everywhere when agitated by The Rain's influence.

Magic and Abilities[]

Plant Magic: Wood has the power to manipulate and generate rampant vines, bushes, and branches to ensnare at the command of her master. Due to the elemental order, according to Chinese Magic, Wood was even powerful enough to defeat The Earthy.

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[]

Capture[]

In Episode 4 of the anime, Sakura simply finds Wood in card form in her basement, but she forgets to sign her name on the card, leading to Wood's escaping and ransacking Sakura's house.

Although in the manga, Wood's capture is not seen, it is said that she returned to the book on her own, like The Windy card (volume 1).

Other Uses[]

CCS EP45 - The Wood ensares The Earthy

Wood ensnares The Earthy, resulting in its capture

Wood was used to trap The Jump card, but this was ultimately unsuccessful. Sakura initially traps Jump in a cage of branches using Wood, but Jump managed to break through.[1]

Sakura uses Wood in Episode 15 to cushion the descent of Akane, who had been whisked into the air by The Float.[2] In the manga, Sakura tries to use Wood to find a way out of The Dark's magic, but it doesn't work.

Sakura, even after the use of many other cards, could not capture The Earthy; but in accordance with the Chinese balance of five elements, wood is superior to earth, so The Wood was able to overpower Earthy.[3]

During the Final Judgement, Sakura tries to use Wood against Yue, but ultimately failed as it's already under his jurisdiction. He then uses it against her with the summoned trees.

Transformation[]

In Episode 67 of the anime/Volume 10 (Chapter 42) of the manga, Sakura used Wood to constrain a magical horse that was attacking her, but it was quickly overpowered.

Appearances in the movie[]

In the second movie, Sakura uses The Wood in an attempt to capture The Nothing, who was hiding behind a mirror of a Monster House of an amusement park, but fails and The Nothing quickly captures The Wood.[4]

Clear Cards arc []

Wood, 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.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • It is notable that The Wood is one of three cards Sakura never had to leave her house to find; the others being The Windy, who she already had in her hand, and The Rain, who was hidden under Sakura's father's desk in his library.
  • The Wood may be based on the dryads of Greek mythology; Nature spirits whose life forces are connected to their respective trees.
  • In traditional Eastern mysticism and philosophy, The Wood is positioned among the Five Elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Wood. Contrary in Western thoughts, The Wood is not among the Four Classical Elements: Water, Fire, Wind and Earth.
  • In the anime, The Wood reverted to card form of her own accord; Sakura didn't have to use the sealing wand. In the manga, The Windy is sealed in a very similar fashion.
  • It is possible that The Wood being under The Watery instead of the The Earthy is because of the fact that whereas woods need the earth to live, water is what grows and nurtures them.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 樹, (Pronounced 'Ju') means 'timber', 'trees' and 'wood' in Japanese.

References[]

  1. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 5
  2. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 15
  3. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 45
  4. Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card

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