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Quotation1 This spinning jump propels Blaze to high ledges and attacks anything unlucky enough to be standing beneath her when she comes down. Quotation2
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Axel Tornado
Blaze using the Axel Tornado in Sonic Rush Adventure.
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First appearance

Sonic Rush

Other appearances

Blaze the Cat


A fiery spin that allows Blaze to gain air.

The Axel Tornado (アクセルトルネード Akuserutorunēdo?), also referred to as the Accelerator Tornado, is a move used by Blaze the Cat. It first appeared in Sonic Rush, and later in the sequel Sonic Rush Adventure and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). It is the equivalent to Sonic the Hedgehog's Hop Jump. When using the Axel Tornado, Blaze shoots herself higher into the air.


When performing the Axel Tornado, Blaze sends herself into the air in a manner similar to an axel jump, while raising her right fist above her head. Once in midair, Blaze unleashes a burst of fire under her feet with her pyrokinetic abilities, while twirling around horizontally, allowing her to launch herself higher into the air and reach higher altitudes at different speeds. Also, during her ascend, Blaze uses her pyrokinesis to emit fire from her fist, enabling her to deal damage to obstacles during her ascend.

Game appearances

Sonic Rush

The Axel Tornado made its first appearance in Sonic Rush as one of Blaze's Trick Actions. It is very similar to Sonic's Hop Jump, except that the Axel Tornado can go much higher into the air than the Hop Jump can, since Blaze can put much more force into the updraft with her pyrokinesis. While performing the Axel Tornado, the player can destroy any enemies that make contact with the player during the move's ascend and when coming back towards the ground.

To perform the Axel Tornado in gameplay, the player must press both the Control Pad Up (Controlpadds) and RBUTTONDSSNNdisco at the same time when launched into the air by gimmicks such as springs, ramps or trampolines etc.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

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The Accelerator Tornado in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

The Axel Tornado later reappeared in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), where it is called Accelerator Tornado in the English versions. In this game, it is much slower and does not reach nearly the same heights as it did in Sonic Rush, and focuses more on refined control over Blaze's ascend. The Accelerator Tornado can also be triggered at any time, and does not require any gimmicks to be used.

To perform the Accelerator Tornado in gameplay, the player has to press and hold XboxA/PSXButton during a jump. The longer the player holds the jump button, the higher the player will go into the air, until it reaches maximum height. The player can also at any given time stop Blaze's ascend by releasing XboxA/PSXButton and can as well control the direction she is ascending with the control stick. Any enemy caught in Blaze's path when using Accelerator Tornado will take damage.

Sonic Rush Adventure

The move returned again as one Blaze's Trick Actions in Sonic Rush Adventure, where it was once again referred to as the Axel Tornado. The move's mechanics, performance and controls are the same as they were in Sonic Rush although Blaze can only attack enemies while soaring upwards as touching enemies while coming down will damage her. The Axel Tornado also acts as a combo finisher when several Trick Actions have been performed.

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