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“Twists of Fury!”
    —Whirlwind's official catchphrase

Whirlwind is a unicorn/dragon hybrid Air Skylander from Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Her winter counterpart is called Polar Whirlwind, and her Series 3 counterpart is called Horn Blast Whirlwind.

Background

Personality

Whirlwind is as brave as she is graceful. Her mood swings can be as changeable as the weather, but since becoming a Skylander, she has tried to keep her temper in check.[1] However, she doesn't keep a calm head when provoked.[2] Whirlwind is strong-winged, wild and ferocious. But deep down, she is pure of heart, having held no grudge against the dragons and unicorns for shunning her. 

Biography

Whirlwind is an air dragon with unicorn ancestry – two species that could not be more opposite in nature, which made her never quite fit in with either group. Other dragons were envious of her beauty, while unicorns shunned her for her ability to fly. But Whirlwind found peace within the dark and stormy clouds, where she learned to harness the tempest power within her. Despite her turbulent youth, she was the first to defend both dragons and unicorns when the trolls began hunting them, unleashing her ferocity in a brilliant and powerful rainbow that could be seen throughout many regions of Skylands. From that day forward, evil-doers would quake when dark clouds brewed, and run from the rainbow that followed the storm.

Story

History

Born of both unicorn and dragon descent, Whirlwind often felt like an oddball outsider. Unicorns were unimpressed with her wings and dragons disliked the horn on her head. Shunned and seeking solace, Whirlwind retreated to the cover of storm clouds, where she learned to harness her tempest power. When a troublesome troupe of trolls came searching for unicorn tails and dragon scales, Whirlwind burst from her cover and unleashed a blinding rainbow to send them fleeing. From that day on, unicorns and dragons saw her in a new light. Seeing her purity of heart, Master Eon made her a Skylander. Today, nothing makes a troll tremble like a small, stormy cloud moving speedily towards him.[3]

Years later, Whirlwind rescued the Frost Elves of Winter Keep from a curse of eternal midnight by enchanting a crystal horn called the Illuminator to grant eternal daylight to the elves. This not only helped break the curse, but also protected the Keep and gave the elves courage during their fight against potential attacks. However, by granting eternal daylight, the Elves never know when it is time for bed.

Return of the Dragon King

Whirlwind was one of the many Skylanders that were summoned to stop Malefor from attacking the Skylanders Academy. Under Blades' command, she and the other aerial dragons charged towards Malefor to attack his eyes, but were all swiftly shot down by the evil dragon's powerful flamethrower. Whirlwind's powers were then absorbed by Malefor when he defeated the other Skylanders with a single strike of his tail. When Spyro, Cynder, Hex and Wallop destroyed the crystal Malefor used to steal Skylander powers, the act restored all of the Skylanders' strength and abilities, including Whirlwind's.

Gameplay

As a result of spending time within dark storm clouds, Whirlwind gained the ability to shoot rainbow energy from her horn, which can also be used to heal her allies. She can launch storm clouds at her enemies with a single clap of her wings. Being part dragon, Whirlwind has the ability to fly.

Opting for the Ultimate Rainbower path further improves Whirlwind's 'Rainbow of Doom' attack, leaning to more offensive gameplay. The attack can be upgraded to launch a second rainbow, effectively extending the attack distance, and also deal more damage. The attack can also be charged up and then unleashed to create a 'Rainbow Singularity' black hole, sucking in enemies and leaving them susceptible to attacks.

Opting for the Tempest Dragon path further improves Whirlwind's tempest clouds, leaning to more defensive gameplay. The attack can be upgraded to do more damage, but also unleash more rainbows when hit by one. With the 'Tempest Matrix' upgrade, Whirlwind can create lightning between the clouds, allowing her to create a barrier that electrocutes enemies and protects her from attackers.

She holds the ability to enchant an object with her power, as evident when she empowered the Illuminator in Winter Keep. In Skylanders: Battlecast, Whirlwind also has the ability to conduct lightning through her horn to shock enemies and drain their health with a vortex or tornado. Her Special Ability is the Dragon's Wisdom, which raises the XP of her team, and her signature Gear is the Chromatic Bauble, which restores health to whichever ally is active.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 270 (max. 540)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 50 (max. 100)
  • Elemental Power: 39 (max. 89)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 65
  • Defense: 30
  • Agility: 65
  • Luck: 75

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: N/A (max. Expression error: Unrecognised word "n".)
  • Speed: N/A (max. Expression error: Unrecognised word "n".)
  • Armor: N/A (max. Expression error: Unrecognised word "n".)
  • Critical Hit: N/A (max. Expression error: Unrecognised word "n".)
  • Elemental Power: N/A (max. Expression error: Unrecognised word "n".)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 70
  • Defense: 40
  • Agility: 65
  • Luck: 95

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 270 (max. 540)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 10 (max. 60)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 75
  • Defense: 40
  • Agility: 65
  • Luck: 150

Abilities

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.

Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Creepy Citadel

Rainbow of Doom Tempest Cloud

Rainbow of Healing

Whirlwindprimarypower

Primary Ability
A arced blast of rainbow energy.

Whirlwindsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Send forth clouds that electrocute nearby enemies.

Whirlwindsoulgempower
Price: 4000
"Rainbows HEAL your allies!"

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Rainbow Chain Triple Tempest Dragon Flight Dual Rainbows
Whirlwindbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Rainbows do extra damage. Shoot a Tempest Cloud and a second rainbow comes off of it.

Whirlwindbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Have 3 Tempest Clouds active. Tempest Clouds do extra damage as well.

Whirlwindbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Allows Whirlwind to fly.

Whirlwindbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Shoot a Tempest Cloud and two rainbows will chain off it.


Ultimate Rainbower
View Tempest Dragon
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Rainbow of Doom attacks.
Double Dose of Doom Atomic Rainbow Rainbow Singularity
Whirlwindpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Shoot two Rainbows of Doom at once.

Whirlwindpath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Rainbow of Doom attack does increased damage.

Whirlwindpath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
Charge up a super powerful Rainbow of Doom.

Tempest Dragon
View Ultimate Rainbower
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Tempest Cloud attack.
Triple Rainbow, It's Full On Tempest Tantrum Tempest Matrix
Whirlwindpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Shoot a Tempest Cloud and 3 rainbows will chain off of it.

Whirlwindpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
Biggest Tempest Cloud does increased damage with increased range.

Whirlwindpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Electricity forms between Tempest Clouds that hurt enemies.

Cloudbursting Rainbow Rush
Whirlwindwowpowpower

Price: 5000
When clouds disappear, they explode into rainbows.

Whirlwindwowpow2power

Price: 5000
Hold Attack 3 to take flight and release powerful rainbow shockwaves with each wing flap.

Chromatic Bauble - Gear Drainy Day Forked Lightning
Chromatic Bauble - Gearcard

Unknown
At the end of your turn, restore 20 health to your active ally.

Unknown
When an ally deals damage this turn, restore that much health to it.

Unknown
Shock an enemy for 60 damage. Shock each other enemy for 40 damage.


Heart of the Rainbow Whirl and Swirl Special Ability - Dragon's Wisdom

Unknown
Restore 50 health to each ally for each rank it has.

Unknown
Whrilwind drains 80 health from the active enemy.

Ultimate
Give each other ally +1 XP.


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Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Rainbow Strike (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to shoot Whirlwind's rainbow burst.
  • Tempest Cloud (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to have Whirlwind summon a powerful tempest that damages all nearby enemies. Hold (X) to extend its range.

Upgrades

  • Refraction Index (requires level: 3): Whirlwind's Rainbow Strike (Y) fires a Double Rainbow.
  • Lightspeed (requires level: 6): Sprint (A) into enemies to damage them. Sprint through a Tempest Cloud (X) to make it explode, damaging and stunning nearby enemies.
  • Full Spectrum (requires level: 9): Hold (Y) and then release to create a Rainbow Singularity. The Singularity will move forward, pulling enemies in, then explode, damaging nearby enemies.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Twists of Fury!"
  • "Natural strength!"
  • "Away we go!"
  • "Skyward!"
  • "Hmmm... Impressive!"
  • "Bow to my beauty!"
  • "The wind howls victory!"
  • "Quite a gust!"
  • "How majestic!"
  • "I will adorn this with pride!"
  • "A name worthy of me!"
  • "The wind whispers my name!"
  • "I shall proceed!"
  • "Throw caution to the wind!" When opening an air elemental zone
  • "Gale force!" - when leveling up
  • "Felt the wind on my back!"

Battlecast Quotes

  • "Ready to roll!" - scanned in
  • "Time to give it a whirl!"
  • "Ready to fly!" - when selected
  • "Soaring into action!"
  • "Storm rolling in!" - Battle Introduction
  • "Twists of fury!"
  • "Rolling in!" - swapping in
  • "Go time!"
  • "Taking a breather!" - swapping out
  • "Rolling out!"
  • "Power blast!" - rank up
  • "Flying high!"
  • "Right on!" - Summoning a Gear
  • "Awesome!"
  • "Excellent play!" - Summoning a Relic
  • "A real twist!"
  • "Perfect!" - randomly when playing spells
  • "Impressive!"
  • "The healing power of nature!" - Drainy Day
  • "Forecast calls for friendly skies!"
  • "A helping hand!" - Chromatic Bauble
  • "How about a pick-me-up?"
  • "Rejuvenation!" - Heart of the Rainbow
  • "Rainbow power!"
  • "Two for the price of one!" - Forked Lightning
  • "Lightning strikes twice!"
  • "How do you like that?!" - Whirl and Swirl
  • "Your pain is my gain!"
  • "Ha ha! Easy breezy!" - KOed an enemy
  • "A force of nature!"
  • "Not cool..." - when defeated
  • "Blowing away!"
  • "Down I go...!" - defeat at the end of battle
  • "A cruel twist of fate..."
  • "A gale-force victory!" - Victory
  • "Can't hold back the storm!"
  • "Consider this a warning." - when poked
  • "Hey there!"
  • "Is that really necessary?"
  • "Your fate is being sealed."
  • "Yep."
  • "Easy now!"
  • "Power surge!" - Card Level Up
  • "Quite a gust!"

Character Trailers

See also

Gallery

Trivia

  • Whirlwind was originally called Stormee.
  • Prior to Skylanders: Imaginators, she was the only Skylander to be mentioned in a story chapter and a Story Scroll, as Winter Keep seems to be a level dedicated to the unicorn/dragon Skylander.
  • Her early promotional title in her Toy Fair 2011 debut was called "Tempest Dragon."
  • Like Cynder, Echo, Spotlight and Flashwing, Whirlwind has no visible teeth.
    • Incidentally, they are all the only dragon Skylanders in the games who are female.
  • When Whirlwind revealed that one of her attacks was called the Rainbow of Doom, Flynn laughed, which proved to be a mistake when Whirlwind lashed out at him. Afterwards Flynn was back on his feet after just a few weeks, implying that Whirlwind went easy on him than she normally would when angered.[4]
  • Her catchphrase is a play on "Fists of Fury."
  • Whirlwind can also use her rainbow energy to heal her friends in battle.
  • She bears a few similarities to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic character, Rainbow Dash (both possess rainbow and storm manipulation).
  • When shooting a rainbow once the Rainbow of Healing uprade is purchased and as a Series 2 figure, Whirlwind's unicorn horn is colored from yellow and pink.
  • When she obtains the Wow-Pow ability, Whirlwind's horn begins glowing in colors of the rainbow. In Swap Force, she cannot. However, there is a glitch where Horn Blast Whirlwind's horn will continue to glow in the colors of the rainbow after using a rainbow based attack, and if the Rainbow Singularity isn't charged all the way, then her horn will glow colorfully until it is fully charged and then shot.
  • The Tempest Matrix upgrade resembles the attacks of the Arkeyan Blasters from Spyro's Adventure.
  • There is a glitch that Whirlwind is still able to fly even after jumping.
  • In Trap Team, Horn Blast Whirlwind appears to have two Wow Pows instead of one. She can perform "Cloudbursting" much like her Series 2 version.
  • She, Breeze, and Astroblast are the only Skylanders capable of healing others.
  • Although not a bird herself, Whirlwind is able to access the Bird House in Skylanders: Lost Islands.
  • At the Skylanders Academy, there is a glitch that prevents Whirlwind from jumping over the entrance of one of the coin mazes near the Adventure Pack gate.
  • Whirlwind's name is the base for Scratch's upgrade 'Whirlwing' and the attack of the villainess Bad Juju.
    • Coincidentally, they are all females of the Air element.
  • She, Spyro and Chop Chop are currently the only Skylanders with Elite counterparts who have not been reposed for Skylanders: SuperChargers.
  • Though her tempest clouds can create eletricity, Whirlwind only uses it herself in Skylanders: Battlecast, as well as manipulate wind currents to drain a foe's health in contrast to her Healing Rainbows.

References

  1. Skylanders Official Annual 2013, page 14
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 9
  3. Skylanders Official Sticker Book: Meet the Skylanders
  4. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Air & Earth, page 20
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