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Whirlwind

Series 2 Whirlwind Promo

S3 Whirlwind Promo

Species: Unicorn/Dragon Hybrid
Gender: Female
Element: Air
Role: Skylander
Appears in: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Universe
Skylanders: Cloud Patrol
Skylanders: Battlegrounds
Skylanders: Lost Islands
Skylanders: Giants
Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders: Trap Team
Attacks/Actions: Rainbow of Doom
Tempest Cloud
Dragon Flight
Duel Rainbows
Atomic Rainbow
English Voice Actor: Salli Saffioti (2012)
First Release: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
"Twists of Fury!"
    —Whirlwind's official catchphrase

Whirlwind is a unicorn/dragon hybrid Skylander from Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. She is of the Air element. 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 to go to bed.

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.

She holds the ability to enchant an object with her power, as evident when she empowered the Illuminator in Winter Keep.

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: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

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
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
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 wowpow3name
Whirlwindwowpowpower

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

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

Price: 5000
wowpow3desc

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 adore 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!"

Character Trailers

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Whirlwind Trailer (Twists of Fury)00:55

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Whirlwind Trailer (Twists of Fury)

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Whirlwind Preview (Twists of Fury)00:17

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Whirlwind Preview (Twists of Fury)

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Series 2 Whirlwind (Twists of Fury)00:34

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Series 2 Whirlwind (Twists of Fury)

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Horn Blast Whirlwind (Twists of Fury)00:24

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Horn Blast Whirlwind (Twists of Fury)

 

See also

Gallery

 

Trivia

  • Whirlwind was originally called Stormee.
  • She is currently 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.[4]
  • Her early promotional title in her Toy Fair 2011 debut was called "Tempest Dragon."
  • Like Cynder, Echo, 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.
  • 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 that means that horn blast whirlwinds 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.
  • Ironically, Whirlwind has no wind-based powers, nor does her Series 3 counterpart's Wow Pow ability affect her horn's powers.
  • 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 and Breeze are the only Skylanders capable of healing others.

References

Characters
AirSymbolSkylanders Air Skylanders AirSymbolSkylanders
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Gusto - Fling Kong - Thunderbolt
Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Elite Whirlwind - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Jet-Vac
Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Minis
Breeze - Pet-Vac

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