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2nd May '18 5:52:03 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the 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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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier (which, predictably, crashes in chapter 70), with mention of MI13's [=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.engines. However, it turns up in the sequel, protecting Hogwarts during the Triwizard Tournament. Like it's S.H.I.E.L.D. counterpart, it can go into stealth mode. [[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.]]



** "The Age of Steel".
** The UNIT airship The Valiant featured in several episodes in 2007 and 2008.

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** "The Age of Steel".
Steel" has several blimps.
** The UNIT airship The the Valiant featured in several episodes in 2007 and 2008.2008, but it was shot down by the Daleks.
29th Apr '18 1:11:30 PM ElSquibbonator
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* [[spoiler:Hellywood]] from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is a prime example of this trope. It also leads to the possibility that the world that this show is set in is actually a dystopian steam punk world, since this beast of an airship flies on water! But probably (and hopefully) not.

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* [[spoiler:Hellywood]] from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is a prime example of this trope. It also leads to the possibility that the world that this show is set in is actually a dystopian steam punk world, since this beast of an airship flies on water! But probably (and hopefully) not.
13th Apr '18 8:52:37 PM ahopefulcynic
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Skyvein}}'', skyships are the primary transportation vessel between the islands.
22nd Mar '18 3:21:13 AM Aquillion
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* A GlobalAirship is a frequent feature of [=RPGs=], often it will be an actual CoolAirship.
22nd Mar '18 3:20:57 AM Aquillion
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* The setting of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' takes place in a WorldInTheSky, so airships are everywhere. However, the main example is the airship the heroes use, the ''Grandcypher''. The Crew/Guild system also allows you to unlock three more airships: the ''Dravenspirit'', ''Frontier'', and ''Engella''.
16th Mar '18 1:16:08 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', you and your crew get around the world with an airship called the ''Grandcypher'', through the Crew/Guild system you can also get the ''Dravenspirit'', ''Frontier'', and ''Engella'', though they only receive passing mention in the main story.
19th Feb '18 12:04:15 PM ElSquibbonator
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A Cool Airship in fantasy or steampunk will often fall under ArtisticLicenseEngineering, especially when it's not modeled after real-world zeppelins; things like having one or two tiny propellers or tiny decorative wings as the only source of lift are not uncommon. Of course, sometimes [[AWizardDidIt it's just magic]].

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A Cool Airship in In fantasy or steampunk SteamPunk settings, the word "airship" will often fall under ArtisticLicenseEngineering, especially when it's be used for aircraft that are not modeled after real-world zeppelins; things airships in the real-life definition of the word. They may [[TheSkyIsAnOcean look like having one actual flying ships]], or two otherwise have no visible means of staying in the air, save for perhaps some tiny propellers or tiny decorative wings as the only source slowly flapping wings. Usually these use some sort of vague AppliedPhlebotinum to lift are not uncommon. Of course, sometimes off the ground, if it's even [[AWizardDidIt it's just magic]].
explained at all]].
31st Jan '18 7:38:39 AM Elitegamer010
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** More ships of the same models appear in Deepholm in the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, the Horde's having been shot down when the Alliance's was taken over by cultists. ''Another'' Alliance airship is in the final battle with Deathwing, chasing him when he flees to the Maelstrom. It gets shot down and [[spoiler:crashes onto the Wandering Isle, bringing the peaceful Pandaren race into the Alliance/Horde war.]]

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** More ships of the same models appear in Deepholm in the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, the Horde's having been shot down when the Alliance's was taken over by cultists. ''Another'' cultists.
** Another
Alliance airship airship, The Skyfire, is in the final battle with Deathwing, chasing him when he flees to the Maelstrom. It gets shot down In ''Mists of Pandaria'' it battles the Horde in Pandaria, and [[spoiler:crashes onto later in ''Legion'', when the Horde destroy it.
** In the Pandaren starting zone,
the Wandering Isle, bringing when is actually a giant turtle named Shen-zin Su, a crashed Alliance airship named the peaceful Pandaren race into the Alliance/Horde war.]]Skyseeker injures said turtle.
21st Jan '18 10:05:10 AM WillKeaton
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The Cool Airship is the preferred method of travel for SkyPirates and [[StupidJetpackHitler technologically-savvy Nazis]][[note]]In reality, the Nazis weren't all that big on airships, seeing them mostly as propaganda tools[[/note]], and is extremely common in classic [[SpeculativeFiction scientific romances]] and SteamPunk. Technically, airships are far more DieselPunk, with regards to both style and overall use, but they were actually invented in the Victorian era. The first airship flew in 1852 and was propelled by, you guessed it, a steam engine. Yes, that means [[OlderThanTheyThink blimps were around before]] the [[OlderThanRadio radio,]] ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Evolution}} On the Origin of Species]],'' and [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln the Lincoln administration.]]

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The Cool Airship is the preferred method of travel for SkyPirates and [[StupidJetpackHitler technologically-savvy Nazis]][[note]]In Nazis,]][[note]]In reality, the Nazis weren't all that big on airships, seeing them mostly as propaganda tools[[/note]], tools[[/note]] and is extremely common in classic [[SpeculativeFiction scientific romances]] and SteamPunk. Technically, airships are far more DieselPunk, with regards to both style and overall use, but they were actually invented in the Victorian era. The first airship flew in 1852 and was propelled by, you guessed it, a steam engine. Yes, that means [[OlderThanTheyThink blimps were around before]] the [[OlderThanRadio radio,]] ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Evolution}} On the Origin of Species]],'' and [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln the Lincoln administration.]]
12th Jan '18 9:52:58 PM ElSquibbonator
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The Cool Airship is the preferred method of travel for SkyPirates and [[StupidJetpackHitler technologically-savvy Nazis]], and is extremely common in classic [[SpeculativeFiction scientific romances]] and SteamPunk. Technically, airships are far more DieselPunk, with regards to both style and overall use, but they were actually invented in the Victorian era. The first airship flew in 1852 and was propelled by, you guessed it, a steam engine. Yes, that means [[OlderThanTheyThink blimps were around before]] the [[OlderThanRadio radio,]] ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Evolution}} On the Origin of Species]],'' and [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln the Lincoln administration.]]

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.[[note]]This is actually justified, in RealLife large airships need the vast hull space for weight distribution.[[/note]] It goes without saying that they are usually commanded by a badass of some sort.

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The Cool Airship is the preferred method of travel for SkyPirates and [[StupidJetpackHitler technologically-savvy Nazis]], Nazis]][[note]]In reality, the Nazis weren't all that big on airships, seeing them mostly as propaganda tools[[/note]], and is extremely common in classic [[SpeculativeFiction scientific romances]] and SteamPunk. Technically, airships are far more DieselPunk, with regards to both style and overall use, but they were actually invented in the Victorian era. The first airship flew in 1852 and was propelled by, you guessed it, a steam engine. Yes, that means [[OlderThanTheyThink blimps were around before]] the [[OlderThanRadio radio,]] ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Evolution}} On the Origin of Species]],'' and [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln the Lincoln administration.]]

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.[[note]]This This is actually justified, in RealLife large airships need the vast hull space for weight distribution.[[/note]] distribution. It goes without saying that they are usually commanded by a badass of some sort.
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