Not to be confused with the Item Box power-up, Bashosen.
Appearances in other media
Green feather fans
Bashōsen ( is an object that appears in the バショウセン  Bashōsen , lit. "Banana palm fan") ? . They are a pair of war fans that serve as Sonic the Hedgehog series Jet the Hawk's main weapons.
The Bashōsens are a pair of fans that are made up of Jet’s feathers,
which are green with dark dark green tips, and wooden handles with a red strap on them.
Features and traits
The edges of the Bashōsen fans are said to be razor-sharp.
With one fan, Jet can release wind currents powerful enough to blow opponents off course and disorientate them. He can also use both fans in melee combat, either smacking his opponents or spinning then around to knock away anyone that gets too close.
Sonic Riders series
The Bashōsen in
. Sonic Riders
, Jet pulls out a Bashōsen fan when he reaches level two in gameplay. At that level, he wields it to disorient his foe. At level three, Jet takes out a secondary fan and uses it in his off-hand to create a twister-like attack to stun the foe for an even longer amount of time.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Jet uses only one Bashōsen fan. In gameplay, he uses it whenever he gets an Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Attack item.
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
, the Bashōsen (spelled as Sonic Forces: Speed Battle Bashosen) is an Item Box power-up exclusive to Jet. In this game, the Bashōsen is an offensive power-up that can be used to attack opponents. Upon dealing damage, it will also steal some of the opponent's Rings. This power-up can also be improved by leveling up the playable character.
In other media
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog IDW Publishing, the Bashōsen is a tool used by Jet the Hawk.
The Bashōsen is based on the Palm Leaf Fan
(, an item from the Chinese epic 芭蕉扇 ) ? . It is one of the five treasured tools owned by the two demon brothers: the Golden Horned King Journey to the West ( and the Silver Horned King 金角大王 ) ? (. 銀角大王 ) ? Jet uses the main Bashōsen in his left hand and sometimes an auxiliary one in his right.
In Jet's counterpart Sonic and the Black Knight Sir Lamorak uses dual swords that are inspired by the Bashōsen.
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