Suffering from depression after the previous night's hunting and
still smarting from Syaoran's chastisement, Sakura joins Tomoyo and
Rika on a trip to a jewelry store. Each girl selects a brooch,
Sakura takes a winged heart (yes, more wings. If it doesn't have
wings on it, Sakura is apparently not allowed to own it), Tomoyo
selects a cross with a blue tint to it and Rika chooses a pin brooch
which resembles a sword.
Going to Sakura's house for tea, the girls put on their brooches.
Rika suddenly freezes and when her head lifts her eyes have gone
dead and glaze over with a strange deep red color. The brooch turns into a long, elegant sword with which she
attacks Sakura and Tomoyo. Kero-chan comes out of the room and flies
to Sakura's aid. He tells her Rika has been possessed by The Sword
Sakura uses The Jump card to jump away from the Sword's reach.
Rika continues to attack and Sakura feels unable to counter because
she does not want to hurt her friend but neither can she leave Rika
like this. As Rika nearly strikes Sakura, Syaoran appears. He
starts to attack Rika but Sakura grabs his arm to stop him and uses
jump to help them both dodge the sword.
Leaving Syaoran to protect Tomoyo, Sakura uses the Illusion to
show Rika what is strongest in her mind - an image of their teacher. Rika
stares at it and her eyes begin to unfog somewhat. She whispers "Sensei" and
becomes distracted from battling with Sakura. This enables Sakura to knock
the sword from Rika's hand. She is then able to seal the card, now that
it is not controlling someone.
Rika forgets the entire incident. The next day, Sakura gives Rika the winged
heart brooch to replace the sword brooch since it disappeared when Sakura
captured the card.
The Card's Power:
Anyone using the card becomes an expert swordsman. The Sword can
cut through just about anything.
Appearances and Uses in Other Episodes (up to ep. 27)
Used by Sakura to cut The Shield card, defeating
its power to protect things and allowing the capture of the card.
Used by Sakura to cut The Loop card, thus winning it
after she seals the card.
Sakura also attempts to cut through the walls of The Maze.
The Sword succeeds in cutting the walls, but they simply grow back together and
this is therefore not useful in the defeat of the maze.