History Main / CoolAirShip

24th Feb '17 9:32:40 PM ironcommando
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* Several mooks in the ''VideoGame/{{Stormwinds}}'' series are huge airships or giant flying ships. They tend to have lots of health and firepower, as well as helium balloons that carry them up. [[AttackItsWeakPoint Shooting them in the helium balloons]] causes them to take massive damage.
22nd Jan '17 8:14:58 AM Aggron9988
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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', airships are used by both the Cherellian military, and sky pirates.
19th Jan '17 1:45:52 AM jormis29
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* The ''Hyperion'', the airship that carried the expedition in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_at_the_Top_of_the_World Island at the Top of the World]]''.

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* The ''Hyperion'', the airship that carried the expedition in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_at_the_Top_of_the_World Island at the Top of the World]]''.''Film/TheIslandAtTheTopOfTheWorld''.
23rd Nov '16 10:05:38 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The ''Goliath'' and the ''Tiger Moth'' from ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** Laputa also counts.
** Also frequently present in numerous other Studio Ghibli films.

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* The ''Goliath'' and the ''Tiger Moth'' from ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** Laputa also counts.
** Also frequently present in numerous other Studio Ghibli films.
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* The Silvana from ''Anime/LastExile''.
** Hell, EVERY ship from ''Anime/LastExile''.

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* The Silvana from ''Anime/LastExile''.
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''Anime/LastExile''. Hell, EVERY ship from ''Anime/LastExile''.''Last Exile''.



* LightNovel/ToaruHikuushiENoKoiuta: Some of the aircraft are actually pretty realistic. Others... not so much.

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* LightNovel/ToaruHikuushiENoKoiuta: ''LightNovel/ToaruHikuushiENoKoiuta'': Some of the aircraft are actually pretty realistic. Others... not so much.much.
* The Shengdi from the manhua series ''Manhua/{{Bloodline}}'', have these that act as their mobile bases of operations.



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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the SHIELD Helicarrier (which, predictably, crashes in chapter 70), with mention of MI13's ''Valiant'' (not from ''Series/DoctorWho'', which is fiction in this 'verse - though jokes are cracked about the name being the same) which is apparently delayed by over six months thanks to BAE screwing up the engines according to chapter 77. [[spoiler: HYDRA have a bigger, badder Helicarrier called the ''Dreadnought''. It was originally a prototype SHIELD Helicarrier until the HYDRA Agents within SHIELD faked its explosive destruction and smuggled it away. It's armed with Destroyer weaponry, has repulsor tech engines, a Nexus Engine of Bifrost tech that allows it to teleport anywhere in the world and, following the events of chapter 70, a vibranium hull.]] Of course, it doesn't last long either [[spoiler: with Magneto scrunching it up like a ball of foil in chapter 77.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier (which, predictably, crashes in chapter 70), with mention of MI13's ''Valiant'' (not from ''Series/DoctorWho'', which is fiction in this 'verse - though jokes are cracked about the name being the same) which is apparently delayed by over six months thanks to BAE screwing up the engines according to chapter 77. [[spoiler: HYDRA have a bigger, badder Helicarrier called the ''Dreadnought''. It was originally a prototype SHIELD Helicarrier until the HYDRA Agents within SHIELD faked its explosive destruction and smuggled it away. It's armed with Destroyer weaponry, has repulsor tech engines, a Nexus Engine of Bifrost tech that allows it to teleport anywhere in the world and, following the events of chapter 70, a vibranium hull.]] Of course, it doesn't last long either [[spoiler: with Magneto scrunching it up like a ball of foil in chapter 77.]]



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* The ''Goliath'' and the ''Tiger Moth'' from ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.



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* At the close of the 19th century, decades before the modern UFO phenomenon started, there was the bizarre phenomenon of people sighting a mysterious, impossibly fast ''airship,'' all across the country. The Mystery Airship stories are all the more striking because of how closely they parallel the flying saucer stories of more recent times... except nobody claimed it was a spaceship; it was manifestly a ''blimp.'' A small percentage of people claimed to have actually made contact with the crew, and while they were often described as "foreign," they were consistently human. It all has a very Creator/JulesVerne feel to it.
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[[folder: Manhua]]
* The Shengdi from the manhua series ''Manhua/{{Bloodline}}'', have these that act as their mobile bases of operations.

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[[folder: Manhua]]
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* At the close of the 19th century, decades before the modern UFO phenomenon started, there was the bizarre phenomenon of people sighting a mysterious, impossibly fast ''airship'' all across the country. The Shengdi from Mystery Airship stories are all the manhua series ''Manhua/{{Bloodline}}'', more striking because of how closely they parallel the flying saucer stories of more recent times... except nobody claimed it was a spaceship; it was manifestly a ''blimp''. A small percentage of people claimed to have these that act actually made contact with the crew, and while they were often described as their mobile bases of operations."foreign," they were consistently human. It all has a very Creator/JulesVerne feel to it.



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* WorldDominationInRetrospect briefly featured Captain Flamebeard, whose CoolBoat could also fly the skies on sails of fire.

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* WorldDominationInRetrospect ''Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect'' briefly featured features Captain Flamebeard, whose CoolBoat could also fly the skies on sails of fire.



* Disney's ''TaleSpin'' is a notable example for the Cool Airship called the Iron Vulture used by the Air Pirates & Don Karnage. Functions as a battleship & flying carrier in several episodes. Often has to be infiltrated by the heroes for one reason or another.

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* Disney's ''TaleSpin'' ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a notable example for the Cool Airship called the Iron Vulture used by the Air Pirates & and Don Karnage. Functions as a battleship & and flying carrier in several episodes. Often has to be infiltrated by the heroes for one reason or another.



--> '''Tick:''' "Cool! They got a blimp!"

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--> '''Tick:''' "Cool! Cool! They got a blimp!"blimp!



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2nd Nov '16 12:34:13 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' features airships very prominently, but the biggest example is the S.S. Satanik, Dracula's personal flagship: its a ''colossal'' monster that makes Men o'War look like boats in comparison, its crewed by 5,000 vampires, plus 500 victims and a team of 400 [[MadScientist Archaeologists]] to maintain the ship. Its armed with weapons from every Earth era, including demonically-guided impalers, photon torpedoes, tractor beams and three [[PersonOfMassDestruction Doomsday Men]] (exceptionally evil vampires that had to be locked up inside coffins). In addition, its protected by phantom and demonic shields, has its own ballroom, chapel, several dungeons and many impaling facilities.
30th Oct '16 3:47:35 AM Morgenthaler
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It's worth noting that not all airships are Cool Airships. For instance, the Goodyear Blimp is definitely ''not'' a Cool Airship. Like the CoolCar and the CoolPlane, the Cool Airship is exceptionally cool. Furthermore, it has to be owned by a major character, or otherwise play a prominent role, such as acting as the setting for a major scene. For massive cool points, it should be appointed like ''Titanic'', with a casino, bar, and a sultry chanteuse on board for the entertainment of the passengers. Military or [[SkyPirates pirate]] vessels are known to carry an [[AirborneAircraftCarrier internal aircraft hangar]] and [[MoreDakka lots o' guns.]] Either way, any Cool Airship worth its salt usually boasts an UnnecessarilyLargeInterior[[labelnote:*]]which is actually justified, in RealLife large airships need the vast hull space for weight distribution[[/labelnote]]. It goes without saying that they are usually commanded by a BadAss of some sort.

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It's worth noting that not all airships are Cool Airships. For instance, the Goodyear Blimp is definitely ''not'' a Cool Airship. Like the CoolCar and the CoolPlane, the Cool Airship is exceptionally cool. Furthermore, it has to be owned by a major character, or otherwise play a prominent role, such as acting as the setting for a major scene. For massive cool points, it should be appointed like ''Titanic'', with a casino, bar, and a sultry chanteuse on board for the entertainment of the passengers. Military or [[SkyPirates pirate]] vessels are known to carry an [[AirborneAircraftCarrier internal aircraft hangar]] and [[MoreDakka lots o' guns.]] Either way, any Cool Airship worth its salt usually boasts an UnnecessarilyLargeInterior[[labelnote:*]]which is actually justified, in RealLife large airships need the vast hull space for weight distribution[[/labelnote]]. It goes without saying that they are usually commanded by a BadAss badass of some sort.



* Any and every sky ship from ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles'' probably fits this trope, more or less looking like a typical [[SkyPirates pirate ship]] except capable of flight, and usually with a crew made up entirely of {{badass}}es.

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* Any and every sky ship from ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles'' probably fits this trope, more or less looking like a typical [[SkyPirates pirate ship]] except capable of flight, and usually with a crew made up entirely of {{badass}}es.badasses.
23rd Oct '16 5:29:15 AM erforce
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* [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]] and FuManchu attack [[VictorianLondon London]] with their {{Cool Airship}}s in ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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* [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]] and FuManchu attack [[VictorianLondon London]] with their {{Cool Airship}}s in ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
13th Oct '16 12:10:09 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/JackelianSeries'', the Kingdom of Jackals has an entire air force of them. In ''Jack Cloudie'', Cassarabia fields a fleet of its own, and the Cool Prototype Airship ''Iron Partridge'' more than holds its own against them.
27th Sep '16 11:14:03 AM caribouchat
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* In ''Webcomic/KiddCommander'', [[http://kiddcommander.com/?comic=page-268 Starships]], powered by [[http://kiddcommander.com/?comic=page-63 starstone]], are obviously [[http://kiddcommander.com/?comic=page-347 bigger inside than outside]]. Their appearance can change, and they can be used to ''catch the sun, whatever that means''.
12th Sep '16 4:38:12 AM LordErnie
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* ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'' takes place in a SteamPunk world AfterTheEnd, where humanity lives in the titular huge spires, high above the clouds. Airships are the primary mode of travel between spires, and the first novel features several cool ones, including [[TheCaptain Grimm's]] ship ''Predator'', as well as the [[TheDreaded much feared]] battlecruiser ''[[WorthyOpponent Itasca]]''
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