Strength and Kindness
Season 1, Episode 16
Air Date July 23, 2005
Location Storm Country
Episode Guide
Ep 15: A Heart that Believes
Ep 17: Demon Hunters

Strength and Kindness is the 16th episode of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.



Charme goes into a temple and is taken down by the statue of the temple. Keefer comes in time to grab her before she falls to the ground.

The group enters a new world and interrupt a tournament taking place, and Mokona remarks that she senses a powerful force coming from a box from above. The tournament continues and Fai speaks to the country's president, who tells him that the tournament will crown the strongest hero of the country. The prize is the sacred treasure in the box. Syaoran, Fai, and Kurogane decide to enter assuming it's one of Sakura's feathers, though the people in this country can use magic and they do freely. Mokona takes Sakura elsewhere so the guys can fight.

Kurogane fights first, while Sakura finds a small cottage where Charme and Keefer were staying. Charme tells Sakura that Keefer is planning to enter and win the tournament despite his injuries from the wolves- and Fai has his first fight. Later on, Syaoran fights and wins his first fight.

While doing the laundry with Sakura, Charme tells Sakura that the true reason that Keefer wants to enter the tournament is to save her. Charme suffers from weak health because she was cursed upon entering the ruins to which the access was prohibited. (She wanted to meet the spirit inside that could grant her wish). Keefer asked the spirit how he could save her, and now the only way to lift her curse is to obtain the sacred treasure in the tournament. Charme suffers another attack and Keefer puts her in bed before going to compete.

Meanwhile, Kurogane and Fai are fighting each other. Fai leaves the battleground and Kurogane follows. This results in both of them being disqualified. Syaoran continues in the tournament and ends up winning, receiving a small purple amulet. Keefer arrives and challenges Syaoran for the treasure. Since the treasure is not one of Sakura's feathers, Syaoran decides to give it to Keefer, thus lifting the curse upon Charme. Kurogane is just a bit annoyed at Mokona for having misled them.

Both thankful for what Syaoran did, Charme then confesses her love for Keefer, and that her wish was to spend forever with her loved one.



  • This is a filler episode and has no equivalence in the manga.


CLAMP Crossovers


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