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Tornado Step

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Tornado Step

Tornado Step

Tornado Step KHIIFM.png

taken from Kingdom Hearts Insider

Field sprite in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories

Japanese トルネードステップ
Rōmaji Torunēdo Suteppu

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts χ
Kingdom Hearts Dark Road
Variations
Terrible Tomte
Eggster Bunny
Warlock Step
Upright Warlock
Reversed Warlock
Tornado Step

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
A Heartless that flies about using its arms like propeller blades.

Whether moving or attacking, it's always spin, spin, spinning—but never seems to get dizzy.
Kingdom Hearts II
It attacks as it moves, so once it starts spinning, stop its movements with reaction commands.

Use Tornado Ride and grab the enemy for a free ride while attacking surrounding enemies.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
This Heartless boasts a tough offensive and healing powers. Use a special attack to defeat it quickly!
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

1 12 70 3 8
2 11 77 4 20
3 10 84 5 32
4 9 91 7 44
5 8 98 8 56
6 7 105 9 68
7 6 112 10 80
8 5 119 11 92
9 4 126 13 104
10 3 133 14 116
12 1 224 13 228
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

Duel Stats
No. of Cards Card Values Time
3 cards 2, 4, 6 4 s
World(s)
Monstro, Hollow Bastion, Destiny Islands
Enemy Card
Tornado Step (card).png
Ability Duration Cost
Reload Haste 1 reload 25 CP
Description
Subtract 2 from the reload counter.
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Port Royal
Episode 1
51 21 11 50
Olympus Coliseum
Episode 2
82 37 21 220
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0

Rewards
HP prize (1) ×2, Munny (5) ×2
Blazing Stone (8%), Bright Stone (4%)
World(s)
Port Royal, Olympus Coliseum
Cup HP Strength Defense
Cerberus Cup

Match 3: 3 Tornado Step

64 27 15
Cerberus Paradox Cup

Match 3: 3 Tornado Step

133 62 36
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 14: 2 Tornado Step

181 87 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Cup HP Strength Defense
Cerberus Cup

Match 3: 3 Tornado Step

67 29 16
Cerberus Paradox Cup

Match 3: 3 Tornado Step

133 62 36
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 14: 2 Tornado Step

181 86 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0

The Tornado Step is an Emblem Heartless found in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts χ. It is one of only three Heartless that debut in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, along with the Creeper Plant and Crescendo.

Design[edit]

The Tornado Step has a very small navy-blue body, emblazoned with the Heartless emblem. Two short legs can be seen at the bottom of the body, and a short, thin neck extends from the top to its round head, harboring two glowing, yellow eyes and a jagged maw. The Heartless wears a tall, conical, blue hat, with a bent tip and two yellow, spiral-like designs on the front. It is unclear whether the Heartless has arms extending from where its ears would be, or if the long, light aqua-colored extremities are actually part of the Heartless's hat. Black hands and yellow bangles can be seen at the end of the "arms".

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Tornado Step experiences a very dramatic color change; its body and head now have a reddish tint, its hat is a light-orange, the spiral-like designs are now dark-orange, its "arms" are a light-yellow color, its hands are a reddish color and the bangles it wears are green.

A tornado is a violent, rotating column of air. This highlights the Tornado Step's spinning movements and its wind-based attacks.

Strategy[edit]

The Tornado Step is often encountered alongside Crescendo Heartless, providing them with a source of healing. During the Tornado Ride Reaction Command, Sora latches onto the Tornado Step as it spins with Keyblade extended, allowing him to control it and attack enemies before launching the Heartless away. Approaching an upward incline forces the Reaction Command to abort.

The Tornado Step often counters with its Propeller Charge attack when damaged. As a result, it can be easily dealt with by baiting out this attack and then utilizing its Reaction Command to make quick work of it.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Jump Strike (ジャンプたたき
Janpu Tataki
?)
Physical x1.0 O
Strikes with both arms while spinning vertically.
Jump Slap (ジャンプビンタ
Janpu Binta
?)
Physical x1.0 O
Strikes with both arms while spinning sideways.
Propeller Charge (プロペラチャージ
Puropera Chāji
?)
Physical x1.5 O
Extends both arms and runs around while spinning at high speed.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.
Reaction Commands
Reaction Command Attribute Power Description
Tornado Ride (トルネドライド
Torunedo Raido
?)
Physical x1.0
Final hit: x3.0
Can be used when a Tornado Step uses Propeller Charge.
Catch the Tornado Step and use it to attack surrounding enemies, then throw it away. You can use Left Stick during execution to move in any direction.