Super Breath

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You could say Superman blew him away.

"You just sneezed... and flew ten feet in the air!"
Sokka (after Aang demonstrates an oddly rare side-effect of having this ability), Avatar: The Last Airbender

This is the ability to expel large amounts of air from one's mouth, blowing things around as if with a powerful wind.

It often overlaps with Make Me Wanna Shout. See also Blow You Away and Breath Weapon.

Theoretically, this would come hand-in-hand with Super Strength, since the strength of your breath relates to the strength of your diaphragm, which is a muscle.

Examples of Super Breath include:


  • Superman has not only super breath in the usual sense, but also the ability to survive indefinitely underwater or in space, and exhale blasts of ultra-cold air.
  • In British children's comics, Billy Blow and Percy Puffer are schoolboys with this ability.
  • Bigby Wolf from Fables, who is an updated version of the Big Bad Wolf. His super-breath probably originates from him being the son of the North Wind.

Films -- Live Action

  • In The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen, the Baron's companion, Gustavus, has this ability in addition to super hearing.


  • Older Than Radio: The Big Bad Wolf in the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, and most retellings.

Live Action TV

  • As an homage to Superman, Thermoman from My Hero (TV) has "Thermo-breath", which can add or remove heat with his breath, as well as simply exhaling powerful gusts.
  • Auric The Conqueror from Power Rangers Zeo and Kapri from Power Rangers Ninja Storm both have this power, though both have only used it once (Auric against Prince Sprocket and Kapri against Tori).

Video Games

  • Flurrie of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door fame has the ability to blow high winds either in the field, an incredibly useful and often required ability, or in battle, which sends the enemies flying out of the fight, and thereby robs you of experience for them.
  • Kirby has various breath powers, the most used being a puff of air the size of his body. He also has super-inhaling powers.
  • Phoenix Wright from the Marvel vs. Capcom series has a sneeze for his a attack, the attack that's used to send enemies into the air.


  • This is the signature power of the main character in The Easy Breather, demonstrated in this page of her webcomic.
  • In Kevin and Kell, Kell's family is descended from The Big Bad Wolf, and also can huff and puff with the best of them.

Web Original

  • In the Whateley Universe, the supervillain Lycanthros pulls this one out when he's losing a battle. Lycanthros is a werewolf-type villain, but his boss, The Necromancer, may have whipped this little gem up for him.
    • Champion, the greatest hero Chicago has ever known, has cryo-breath as one of his powers. The original Champion didn't.

Western Animation

  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Peter Potamus, with his Hippo Hurricane Holler.
  • Raseem in Hanna-Barbera's Arabian Knights has this as well as Super Strength.
  • Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender; a natural offshot of his airbender powers. He'll use it mostly if his hands aren't free.
  • Underdog has "atomic breath".
  • The Demon of Wind in Jackie Chan Adventures.
    • And the mythological frog creature on whom he was based.
  • Hay Lin in WITCH
  • Hurricane Harry from Cool McCool.
  • Totally Spies!: The episode "Mime World" had Enemy Mime villain Jazz Hands transform himself into a giant. He then blew wind at the titular spies, forcing them to act out the "walking against the wind" routine.
  • Howler in Hanna-Barbera's Drak Pack. The cartoon's premise is a pack of descendants of traditional movie monsters Fight Evil to make up for said ancestors' crimes. He's a descendant of the Wolfman, so presumably he has super breath by association with "the Big Bad Wolf".