Having arrived home from school to an empty house one afternoon,
Sakura hears a strange noise from her basement. Scared because her
father and brother aren't there to investigate, she nevertheless
gathers her courage and with her baton as a weapon she goes into the
basement to investigate. Down a flight of dark stairs, she enters a
room filled with dozens of high bookshelves, the product of her
father's studies as a university professor.
Following the noise leads Sakura to a glowing book, which she
pulls from the shelves. As she holds it, its lock opens and she
discovers a stack of cards inside. Picking up the top card she
sounds out the English word "Windy." This causes an insignia to
appear on the ground beneath her feet and suddenly a gust of air
surrounds her, blowing the cards in the book to the winds.
She drops it in surprise and watches a stuffed animal with wings
rise from its cover. It hollers Good Afternoon to her and introduces
himself as Cerebus, guardian of the Clow Cards. As he makes his
speech, he notices all the cards are missing (some guardian, nyeh?).
He asks Sakura where they are. She tells him that when she said
"Windy" they all flew away. Cerebus becomes rather upset at this.
Having no time to argue in the basement because her family is
arriving home, Sakura takes him to her room. Cerebus tries to search
for the cards using his magic but isn't strong enough in his current
form to find them. So he names Sakura Card Captor. Giving her a
magic key which can be turned into a sealing wand, he tells her it is
her job to gather the cards together before they can do horrid
things to the world.
Sakura uses the card to bind and trap another card later in the same
The Card's Power:
Appearances and Uses in Other Episodes (up to ep. 27)
Used to bind The Fly and The Shadow.
Used to whip the air into a harsh freezing gust against The Watery
and then to bind it.
Attempted to use against The Mirror, but the attempt