Tornado Step

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Tornado Step

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Field sprite in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories

Katakana トルネードステップ Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Torunēdo Suteppu

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts χ
Variations
Terrible Tomte
Eggster Bunny
Warlock Step
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
Reload Haste
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Description
Subtract 2 from the reload counter.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
1 reload 25 CP 2, 4, 6 3 cards 4 s
World(s)
Monstro, Hollow Bastion, Destiny Islands
Location Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Port Royal 20 51 50 21 11
Olympus Coliseum 39 82 220 37 21
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

Rewards
(1) HP Ball x2
(5) Munny x2
Blazing Stone (8%), Bright Stone (4%)
World(s)
Port Royal, Olympus Coliseum
Cup Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Cerberus Cup

Match 3: 3 Tornado Step

28 64 27 15
Cerberus Paradox Cup

Match 3: 3 Tornado Step

70 133 62 36
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 14: 2 Tornado Step

99 181 87 51
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

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]

Attacks
  • Jump Strike: Vertical spin attack
  • Jump Slap: Horizontal spin attack
  • Propeller Charge: Spinning aerial charge

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. There is a glitch where approaching an upward incline forces the Reaction Command to cancel.[citation needed]

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