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13 Anime Characters Who Can Manipulate The Weather

If you've ever been caught in a downpour, stranded by a snowstorm, or flattened by a heatwave with no air conditioner, you might have wished that you could control the weather and end your suffering. While humans can make incremental changes in the weather patterns, we can't exactly call off a blizzard or make it rain directly onto our exes. But anime characters who can change the weather aren't subject to human limitations.

One of the newest editions to the canon of anime characters who manipulate weather is Hina Amano of Makoto Shinkai's movie, Weathering with You. She's a "sunshine girl" who can force torrential downpours to stop in their tracks. There's also Nami from One Piece, whose weapon, Clima-Tact, allows her to influence the weather in her favor, creating storms, fog, and other conditions as they suit her.

There are plenty more anime characters with weather powers where that came from. Which ones are your favorites?

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  • Tōshirō Hitsugaya is the Captain of the 10th Division in the Gotei 13. Best for his blistering intelligence, he's also a skilled ice manipulator. Using his Zanpakutō, Hyōrinmaru, Hitsugaya has full control over ice, not even needing water to be present in order to create it. One of his Zanpakutō's abilities, Tensō Jūrin, allows him to control the water in the surrounding atmosphere, thus creating any water-based weather conditions that he desires, including rain, snow, and more. 

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    Groudon, Kyogre & Rayquaza - 'Pokemon'

    Groudon, Kyogre & Rayquaza - 'Pokemon'
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    While many Pokemon possess elemental abilities, few can actually change atmospheric conditions - at least, in the anime. In the games there are a wide variety of mechanisms for this. Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza do have these abilities, however. Groudon can create sunlight, while Kyogre can create rain and lightning. Rayquaza is able to nullify the powers of the other two, returning the weather to its natural state.

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    Weather Report - 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure'

    Weather Report doesn't actually show up in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime - instead, he's a character who appears in the Stone Ocean spin-off manga and two of the video games. Still, his weather-based power is worth learning about. Weather Report starts off as an amnesiac, but after regaining his memories, he dedicates his life to getting revenge on his fraternal brother, Pucci. Helping him along the way is his Stand, which is also called Weather Report.

    His Stand possesses a wide range of abilities that more or less amount to total control over the weather. He can create gusts of wind, use clouds as armor, manipulate the humidity in the atmosphere, and control lightning.

    Its strongest form, Heavy Weather, has a totally bizarre ability, which involves using light refractions to hypnotize people into believing that they are snails, and then actually transforming into snails due to this belief. Not exactly weather related, but it's so insane it can't go unremarked upon.

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    Erigor - 'Fairy Tail'

    Erigor is known as the Shinigami, because he only accepts mage gigs that involve assassination - and because his favorite weapon to use is a scythe. But he doesn't just go around slashing people - he's also capable of controlling the wind. Using his signature Wind Magic, he can create wind from nothing, as well as use the wind that already exists around him as a weapon. He can turn the wind into sharp blades and strong shields, as well as whip up tornadoes that can chase down his enemies. While most characters in the Fairy Tail universe have some pretty over the top powers, his are still noteworthy.

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    Yuri & Lupusregina - 'Overlord'

     Yuri & Lupusregina - 'Overlord'
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    In the world of Overlord, Control Weather is a spell that is pretty much impossible for most people to even attempt. That's why when Yuri and Lupusregina, two members of a squadron of battle maids working for the Great Tomb of Nazarick display this ability, everybody around them is totally shocked. Adding to the absurdity of the situation is the fact that they do it so casually - all they're trying to do is make the weather more enjoyable for a picnic. 

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    Hina Amano - 'Weathering with You'

    Hina Amano - 'Weathering with You'
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    Hina Amano is what is known as a "sunshine girl." For short periods of time and in very limited areas, she can put a stop to the relentless rain that plagues Tokyo. In order to provide for herself, her brother, and her friend, she starts charging people to create temporary patches of sunlight. This next part contains spoilers, so keep scrolling if you haven't yet seen Weathering with You.

    At first, this is wonderful - she feels like she's found her true purpose in life. But it quickly becomes apparent that the reason she was chosen to have this ability in the first place is so that she could be a sacrifice. If she leaves the world, the relentless rain will stop - but if she refuses, it will continue without end.