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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', [[TheCape All Might]]'s Quirk, "One for All" grants him enhanced strength, speed and durability and is considered the greatest hero of his time. However, thanks to a GameBreakingInjury he can only currently maintain his powers for a limited time before being reduced to an emaciated version of himself. He also has the ability to [[SuperEmpowering pass on his powers]], but the person who gains said powers will only be able to handle said powers after undergoing intense physical training and even then will require additional time and training to use said powers without putting serious strain on their body.
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* The manga version of the [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Soldiers]], all having some degree of SuperStrength (especially Sailor Jupiter, who is noted as being incredibly strong even when untransformed, and Sailor Venus, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower who trains a lot]]) and the toughness that goes with it, and have flown in multiple occasions (even if they rarely bother).
26th Apr '16 3:37:18 PM DVB
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** The end of his arc with Spider-Man also has him gain HealingHands.
13th Apr '16 2:51:15 PM Berrenta
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*** The P-47 actually had fine aerodynamics and the [[ItGetsBetter introduction of the new paddle blade propeller]] turned it into a LightningBruiser. The late war P-47N with its longer wingspan and lighter wing load actually ''could out-turn'' most Japanese airplanes, and it was far faster than those it couldn't. It could also stay in the air 7 hours. A true flying brick in the not-yet-existent tradition of superhero comics.

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*** The P-47 actually had fine aerodynamics and the [[ItGetsBetter introduction of the new paddle blade propeller]] propeller turned it into a LightningBruiser. The late war P-47N with its longer wingspan and lighter wing load actually ''could out-turn'' most Japanese airplanes, and it was far faster than those it couldn't. It could also stay in the air 7 hours. A true flying brick in the not-yet-existent tradition of superhero comics.
7th Apr '16 4:51:42 PM merotoker
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There's a [[StockSuperpowers whole lot of superpowers]] out there, and many different [[HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers ways to get them.]]

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There's a [[StockSuperpowers whole lot of superpowers]] out there, and many different [[HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers [[JustForFun/HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers ways to get them.]]



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* Sodam Yat, currently Ion of the ''[[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.]]'' Prophesied to be the "ultimate GreenLantern", he is possessed by the spirit called Ion, meaning he doesn't need a power ring. However, what makes him so dangerous - and a flying brick - is the fact that he's also a Daxamite (see the Legion entries above)... meaning that even without the power of Ion, when he's exposed to yellow sun energy, he's pretty much Superman. During the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar, he went toe-to-toe with Superboy-Prime (who has [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] level powers) and actually kept him busy for more than a few seconds. Added Twist: during said fight, Superboy-Prime stabs Sodam Yat with lead rods. His power ring now keeps the lead posioning in check: if the ring is ever removed, he will die a slow, painful death.

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* Sodam Yat, currently Ion of the ''[[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.]]'' Prophesied to be the "ultimate GreenLantern", Green Lantern", he is possessed by the spirit called Ion, meaning he doesn't need a power ring. However, what makes him so dangerous - and a flying brick - is the fact that he's also a Daxamite (see the Legion entries above)... meaning that even without the power of Ion, when he's exposed to yellow sun energy, he's pretty much Superman. During the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar, he went toe-to-toe with Superboy-Prime (who has [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] level powers) and actually kept him busy for more than a few seconds. Added Twist: during said fight, Superboy-Prime stabs Sodam Yat with lead rods. His power ring now keeps the lead posioning in check: if the ring is ever removed, he will die a slow, painful death.



* One storyline in ''Justice League'' subverted this tragically. {{Superman}} was in the middle of a rescue operation saving people trapped in a burning building and was stuck between trying to hold up a huge gas tank and saving a bunch of people at the same time. A new hero appeared and offered to hold up the gas tank while Superman got the people out. It worked, but the new hero realized too late that he lacked the NighInvulnerability part of the package---or more specifically, he wasn't ''fireproof''-- when the gas tank ruptured. Worse, the new guy had a family [[spoiler:who all shared the same powers since they all encountered the same power giving meteorite]] and they blamed Superman for his death. Superman blamed himself too because he just ''assumed'' that the other guy also had NighInvulnerability since this is so common in Franchise/TheDCU.

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* One storyline in ''Justice League'' subverted this tragically. {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} was in the middle of a rescue operation saving people trapped in a burning building and was stuck between trying to hold up a huge gas tank and saving a bunch of people at the same time. A new hero appeared and offered to hold up the gas tank while Superman got the people out. It worked, but the new hero realized too late that he lacked the NighInvulnerability part of the package---or more specifically, he wasn't ''fireproof''-- when the gas tank ruptured. Worse, the new guy had a family [[spoiler:who all shared the same powers since they all encountered the same power giving meteorite]] and they blamed Superman for his death. Superman blamed himself too because he just ''assumed'' that the other guy also had NighInvulnerability since this is so common in Franchise/TheDCU.



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* ComicBook/TheSentry. Makes Silver Age Superman look reasonable, in both raw power and power set. A weakened version was easily beating World War Hulk before he lost control - and that loss of control pretty much leveled Manhattan.

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* ComicBook/TheSentry. Makes Silver Age Superman look reasonable, in both raw power and power set. A weakened version was easily beating World War Hulk ComicBook/{{World War|Hulk}} [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] before he lost control - and that loss of control pretty much leveled Manhattan.



* For a time, ComicBook/{{Rogue}} of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' was a Flying Brick, drained from Ms. Marvel as mentioned above. The only time her other power got used during this period tended to be when she literally took off the kid gloves. Twist: Rogue has only one natural power--that of being to temporarily drain the powers (and memories, and LifeEnergy) of others. If she holds on too long, though, it can become permanent...Her ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' counterpart was also a Flying Brick, though in that continuity it was the result of a very specific application of the magnetic abilities she had stolen from Polaris. As of ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'', Rogue is once again a Flying Brick thanks to her absorption of Wonder Man's essence.

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* For a time, ComicBook/{{Rogue}} of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' was a Flying Brick, drained from Ms. Marvel as mentioned above. The only time her other power got used during this period tended to be when she literally took off the kid gloves. Twist: Rogue has only one natural power--that of being to temporarily drain the powers (and memories, and LifeEnergy) of others. If she holds on too long, though, it can become permanent...Her ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' counterpart was also a Flying Brick, though in that continuity it was the result of a very specific application of the magnetic abilities she had stolen from Polaris. As of ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'', Rogue is once again a Flying Brick thanks to her absorption of Wonder Man's essence.



* This trope was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in volume 1 of ''Astonishing X-Men'', where a young mutant with flight describes how he broke his legs the first time he landed because he assumed he was invulnerable too.

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* This trope was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in volume 1 of ''Astonishing X-Men'', where a young mutant with flight describes how he broke his legs the first time he landed because he assumed he was invulnerable too.



* Ethan Edwards, otherwise known as Virtue or The Tiller, is basically a skrull verion of Superman. As such he posses this power set along with the standard skrull shape-shifting ability. And apparently now he has the power of intangibilty.

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* Ethan Edwards, otherwise known as Virtue or The Tiller, is basically a skrull verion version of Superman. As such he posses this power set along with the standard skrull shape-shifting ability. And apparently now he has the power of intangibilty.intangibility.



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** There're also Atlas and Captain Clarinet, who are distinctive from normal F.I.S.S metahumans because they're not humans but [[LastOfHisKind the last Argonian]] and his [[HalfHumanHybrids son with a human woman]], respectively. In case you weren't guessing, Atlas is a CaptainErsatz of Superman and therefore has those powers naturally.

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** There're also Atlas and Captain Clarinet, who are distinctive from normal F.I.S.S metahumans because they're not humans but [[LastOfHisKind the last Argonian]] and his [[HalfHumanHybrids [[HalfHumanHybrid son with a human woman]], respectively. In case you weren't guessing, Atlas is a CaptainErsatz of Superman and therefore has those powers naturally.



* Marvelman[=/=]Comicbook/{{Miracleman}} and family. A CaptainErsatz of the DC [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], with the twist that he and his family and his enemies were {{Ret Con}}ned as [[spoiler: deliberately created this way after his creator was inspired by a discarded [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] comic]]. He's very much the Flying Brick with speed, flight, strength and invulnerability, but the series indicates that his powers are mentally based, and he could develop new powers. At the time he was revamped into his modern form, for him to be so far along the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism was also an innovative twist.

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* Marvelman[=/=]Comicbook/{{Miracleman}} and family. A CaptainErsatz of the DC [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], with the twist that he and his family and his enemies were {{Ret Con}}ned {{retcon}}ned as [[spoiler: deliberately created this way after his creator was inspired by a discarded [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] comic]]. He's very much the Flying Brick with speed, flight, strength and invulnerability, but the series indicates that his powers are mentally based, and he could develop new powers. At the time he was revamped into his modern form, for him to be so far along the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism was also an innovative twist.



* After its MidSeasonUpgrade, the titular HumongousMecha from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' has most of the set: Mazinger-Z flies, it is super strong, incredibly tough, and it has EyeBeams (introduced the trope in mecha shows, in fact) and a form of SuperBreath (Rust Hurricane). It sucessors, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' also count.

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* After its MidSeasonUpgrade, the titular HumongousMecha from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' has most of the set: Mazinger-Z flies, it is super strong, incredibly tough, and it has EyeBeams (introduced the trope in mecha shows, in fact) and a form of SuperBreath (Rust Hurricane). It sucessors, successors, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' also count.



* Alucard of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is super-strong, very hard to kill, can fly and is either very fast or a [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]].

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* Alucard of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is super-strong, very hard to kill, can fly and is either very fast or a [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]].{{teleport|ation}}er.



* The titular character of ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is noteworthy InUniverse for his bizarrely simple power set; after three years of TrainingFromHell he lost all of his hair and gained the ability to kill damn near anything in one punch, as well as SuperSpeed, [[InASingleBound enhanced jumping]] that mimics {{Flight}}, and [[NighInvulnerable toughness that let him shrug off a strike that sent him to the Moon]].
* Anime/GoldenBat, who debuted in Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] (Paper Theater) in 1930, was the UrExample. He was the first with all the Flying Brick ingredients of the modern superhero, including StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, and BatSignal. He was later adapted into a {{Manga}}/{{Anime}} character, and was the TropeMaker for manga/anime superheroes.

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* The titular character of ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is noteworthy InUniverse for his bizarrely simple power set; after three years of TrainingFromHell he lost all of his hair and gained the ability to kill damn near anything in one punch, as well as SuperSpeed, [[InASingleBound enhanced jumping]] that mimics {{Flight}}, and [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability toughness that let him shrug off a strike that sent him to the Moon]].
* Anime/GoldenBat, who debuted in Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] (Paper Theater) in 1930, was the UrExample. He was the first with all the Flying Brick ingredients of the modern superhero, including StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, and BatSignal. He was later adapted into a {{Manga}}/{{Anime}} character, and was the TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} for manga/anime superheroes.



* ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''. When he's not a ''falling'' brick.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Peter Petrelli (who by the end of season one, had acquired SuperStrength from Niki, Flight from Nathan, and, while not Nigh Invulnerable, absorbed a HealingFactor from Claire), and Sylar/Gabriel Gray (who can now fly, has a HealingFactor, and can use his {{Telekinesis}} to enhance his strength). Both are basically unstoppable. [[spoiler: Although in Season 3 they decided it would be funny to completely nerf Peter by leaving him powerless while Sylar goes on a killing spree and becomes one of the [[InvincibleVillain most broken villains ever created]], especially when you look at the rest of the cast of this show.]]

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* ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''.''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''. When he's not a ''falling'' brick.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Peter Petrelli (who by the end of season one, had acquired SuperStrength from Niki, Flight from Nathan, and, while not Nigh Invulnerable, absorbed a HealingFactor from Claire), and Sylar/Gabriel Gray (who can now fly, has a HealingFactor, and can use his {{Telekinesis}} [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to enhance his strength). Both are basically unstoppable. [[spoiler: Although in Season 3 they decided it would be funny to completely nerf Peter by leaving him powerless while Sylar goes on a killing spree and becomes one of the [[InvincibleVillain most broken villains ever created]], especially when you look at the rest of the cast of this show.]]



* The Toa Nuva in {{Bionicle}}, with the masks of speed, levitation, and strength. Most Makuta qualify as well. Twist: The power is in their masks, not their own strength, and none of the Toa Nuva have all of the Nuva masks, though they can apply the effects as a team. They need to combine their power to become true flying bricks.

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* The Toa Nuva in {{Bionicle}}, Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, with the masks of speed, levitation, and strength. Most Makuta qualify as well. Twist: The power is in their masks, not their own strength, and none of the Toa Nuva have all of the Nuva masks, though they can apply the effects as a team. They need to combine their power to become true flying bricks.



* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' actually averts this trope: Characters cannot use melee attcks while flying, making flying bricks essentially useless. You can either fly ''or'' be a brick. Man-Bot himself is more of an [[PureEnergy Energy Projector]] than a brawler, though he does have a high defense stat and strong melee attacks.

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* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' actually averts this trope: Characters cannot use melee attcks attacks while flying, making flying bricks essentially useless. You can either fly ''or'' be a brick. Man-Bot himself is more of an [[PureEnergy Energy Projector]] than a brawler, though he does have a high defense stat and strong melee attacks.



** [[GirlyBruiser Nanase]] also has elements of this trope. Thanks to her magical potential, she has above-average (if not necessarily superhuman) [[SuperStrength strength]] and [[SuperToughness durability]], and, [[MesACrowd among]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting other]] [[SuperSenses abilities]], has a spell that allows her to fly. However, what takes the cake is her [[SuperMode Guardian Form]], which has [[SuperReflexes enhanced reflexes]] and [[SuperSpeed Super Speed]] on top of flight and Nanase's already strong physical attributes. Said Guardian Form is also a Deconstruction of this trope, as Nanase has to sacrifice her other abilities as long as she stays in that form, and the massive magic cost to use it inevitably [[DePower de-powers]] her, if only long enough to recharge.

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** [[GirlyBruiser Nanase]] also has elements of this trope. Thanks to her magical potential, she has above-average (if not necessarily superhuman) [[SuperStrength strength]] and [[SuperToughness durability]], and, [[MesACrowd among]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting other]] [[SuperSenses abilities]], has a spell that allows her to fly. However, what takes the cake is her [[SuperMode Guardian Form]], which has [[SuperReflexes enhanced reflexes]] and [[SuperSpeed Super Speed]] SuperSpeed on top of flight and Nanase's already strong physical attributes. Said Guardian Form is also a Deconstruction of this trope, as Nanase has to sacrifice her other abilities as long as she stays in that form, and the massive magic cost to use it inevitably [[DePower de-powers]] her, if only long enough to recharge.



** [[BigGood Scion]] has this as his one of his primary powers, the other being able to manipulate PureEnergy for ranged attacks. He's also by far the biggest winner of the SuperpowerLottery in the series- unlike the other examples above, his Flying Brick abilities have no notable drawbacks, and he also [[spoiler: has access to [[AllYourPowersCombined every single superpower ever documented and then some]], since he's the one that gave the human race powers in the first place. ]]

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** [[BigGood Scion]] has this as his one of his primary powers, the other being able to manipulate PureEnergy for ranged attacks. He's also by far the biggest winner of the SuperpowerLottery in the series- unlike the other examples above, his Flying Brick abilities have no notable drawbacks, and he also [[spoiler: has access to [[AllYourPowersCombined every single superpower ever documented and then some]], since he's the one that gave the human race powers in the first place. ]]place]].



* Several ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' doubtlessly qualify, and being ''[[HumongousMecha giant]], [[TransformingMecha transforming]], [[MechanicalLifeforms living robots]]'', they also tend to boast incredible ''firepower'' and other skills and abilities. In G1, ''every'' Decepticon could fly in robot mode, whether they turned into a jet or a gun or a casette player.

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* Several ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' doubtlessly qualify, and being ''[[HumongousMecha giant]], [[TransformingMecha transforming]], [[MechanicalLifeforms living robots]]'', they also tend to boast incredible ''firepower'' and other skills and abilities. In G1, ''every'' Decepticon could fly in robot mode, whether they turned into a jet or a gun or a casette cassette player.



* WordGirl's powers are like this, aside from her [[strike:powers of literacy]] immense vocabulary.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' once met up with Comet Guy, a Flying Brick who wanted to train with the universe's greatest hero. Twist? Comet Guy is as [[DumbMuscle smart as a brick]]. Oh, and the sound of a bell causes him to dance uncontrollably (until he hears a whistle), injuring friend and foe. He also shoots little comet bolts and has to hide in his hat to travel between planets.
** Later Comet Guy takes Darkwing to his homeworld, a [[PlanetOfHats Planet of Flying Bricks]]!
*** Who are all only ''slightly'' less stupid than Comet Guy.

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* WordGirl's WesternAnimation/WordGirl's powers are like this, aside from her [[strike:powers of literacy]] immense vocabulary.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' once met up with Comet Guy, a Flying Brick who wanted to train with the universe's greatest hero. Twist? Comet Guy is as [[DumbMuscle smart as a brick]]. Oh, and the sound of a bell causes him to dance uncontrollably (until he hears a whistle), injuring friend and foe. He also shoots little comet bolts and has to hide in his hat to travel between planets.
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planets. Later Comet Guy takes Darkwing to his homeworld, a [[PlanetOfHats Planet of Flying Bricks]]!
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Bricks]]! Who are all only ''slightly'' less stupid than Comet Guy.



* Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik could well be the TropeNamer. Nicknames like ''Betonflugzeug'' (Concrete Airplane), ''Maatalouskone'' (Agricultural Machine), ''Eiserner Gustav'' (Iron Gustav) and ''Schwarzer Tod'' (The Black Death, after the disease) describe it well.

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* Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik could well be the TropeNamer.{{Trope Namer|s}}. Nicknames like ''Betonflugzeug'' (Concrete Airplane), ''Maatalouskone'' (Agricultural Machine), ''Eiserner Gustav'' (Iron Gustav) and ''Schwarzer Tod'' (The Black Death, after the disease) describe it well.



* The Space Shuttle is also sometimes called a "Flying Brick", because its return-to-Earth "glider" configuration is so heavy that it has, as one NASA engineer put it, "all the aerodynamic properties of a pair of pliers" and "the glide-slope of a brick". It doesn't so much as ''glide'' as it "falls out of the sky, gently". Indeed, this is more like an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]; without the giant External Tank to provide fuel, the Shuttle engines are powerless; and as events have sadly shown, it is always quite vulnerable.

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* The Space Shuttle is also sometimes called a "Flying Brick", because its return-to-Earth "glider" configuration is so heavy that it has, as one NASA engineer put it, "all the aerodynamic properties of a pair of pliers" and "the glide-slope of a brick". It doesn't so much as ''glide'' as it "falls out of the sky, gently". Indeed, this is more like an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]; {{inver|tedTrope}}sion; without the giant External Tank to provide fuel, the Shuttle engines are powerless; and as events have sadly shown, it is always quite vulnerable.
5th Apr '16 1:41:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:Will Stronghold]] in ''Film/SkyHigh''. (Which hardly needs to be spoilered since [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil they used it in the ad campaign]], but let's leave it anyway.)

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* [[spoiler:Will Stronghold]] in ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''. (Which hardly needs to be spoilered since [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil they used it in the ad campaign]], but let's leave it anyway.)
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* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': The powers of Vicky (a. k. a., Glory Girl) include SuperStrength, NighInvulnerability and Flight... which made her the perfect cannonball when their team needed a projectile to smash a tank.



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Despite this variety, many heroes frequently end up with the Flying Brick set, an assortment of abilities including but not limited to: {{Flight}}, SuperStrength, SuperToughness, and usually at least one of SuperSpeed, EyeBeams, SuperSenses, or SuperBreath. Might even include the MostCommonSuperpower for female Flying Built-Like-a-Brick-House set winners.

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Despite this variety, many heroes frequently end up with the Flying Brick set, an assortment of abilities including but not limited to: {{Flight}}, SuperStrength, SuperToughness, and usually at least one of SuperSpeed, EyeBeams, SuperSenses, or SuperBreath. Might even include the MostCommonSuperpower for female Flying Built-Like-a-Brick-House set winners.
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Occasionally comes with a [[FlightStrengthHeart lesser, embarrassing power]] or a WeaksauceWeakness to "make up for" their incredible power. See also NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. A common manifestation of the LightningBruiser type. Not to be confused with BrickJoke. Replace SuperStrength and {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le with the power to shoot/cast {{Fireballs}}, {{Hand Blast}}s or the like and you get FlyingFirepower.

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Occasionally comes with a [[FlightStrengthHeart lesser, embarrassing power]] or a WeaksauceWeakness to "make up for" their incredible power. See also NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. A common manifestation of the LightningBruiser type. Not to be confused with BrickJoke. Replace SuperStrength and {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le with the power to shoot/cast {{Fireballs}}, {{Hand Blast}}s or the like and you get FlyingFirepower.



* In order to be a part of the 8 Guardian Generals from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' you need to have these powers as a part of your base powerset. Certain ones have different powers to distinguish themselves, but all of them (with the possible exception of [[MadScientist Kalrow]] and that's possibly only due to his age) are this to some degree. However, few of them can actually fly but they can either [[InASingleBound jump really well]] or punch the ground hard enough to propel them into the air.



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi, minus the actual flying. SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, and InASingleBound are their standard powers, though they can gain (somewhat limited, depending on the game) flight through certain power-ups.
* In order to be a part of the 8 Guardian Generals from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' you need to have these powers as a part of your base powerset. Certain ones have different powers to distinguish themselves, but all of them (with the possible exception of [[MadScientist Kalrow]] and that's possibly only due to his age) are this to some degree. However, few of them can actually fly but they can either [[InASingleBound jump really well]] or punch the ground hard enough to propel them into the air.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi, minus the actual flying. SuperSpeed, SuperStrength, and InASingleBound are their standard powers, though and they can gain (somewhat limited, depending on the game) flight through certain power-ups.
* In order to be a part of the 8 Guardian Generals from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' you need to have these powers as a part of your base powerset. Certain ones have different powers to distinguish themselves, but all of them (with the possible exception of [[MadScientist Kalrow]] and that's possibly only due to his age) are this to some degree. However, few of them can actually fly but they can either [[InASingleBound jump really well]] or punch the ground hard enough to propel them into the air.
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15th Feb '16 12:04:05 AM Hanz
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* Anime/GoldenBat, who debuted in Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] (Paper Theater) in 1930, was the UrExample. He was the first with all the Flying Brick ingredients of the modern superhero, including StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, and BatSignal. He was later adapted into a {{Manga}}/{{Anime}} character, and was the TropeMaker for manga/anime superheroes.
* [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150104164648/www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]], a Kamishibai character from the early 1930s, had the superpowers of SuperStrength, invulnerability, and {{Flight}}.
* [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]] from ''Anime/DragonBall'' has a number of superpowers, including SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, teleportation, Ki channelling, and Ki sensing.
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* Anime/GoldenBat, who debuted in Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] (Paper Theater) in 1930, was the UrExample. He was the first with all the Flying Brick ingredients of the modern superhero, including StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, and BatSignal. He was later adapted into a {{Manga}}/{{Anime}} character, and was the TropeMaker for manga/anime superheroes.
* [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150104164648/www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]], a Kamishibai character from the early 1930s, had the superpowers of SuperStrength, invulnerability, and {{Flight}}.
24th Jan '16 9:22:27 PM Jagger
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* Anime/GoldenBat, who debuted in Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] ("Paper Theater") in 1930, was the UrExample. He was the first with all the Flying Brick ingredients of the modern superhero, including StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, and BatSignal. He was later adapted into a {{Manga}}/{{Anime}} character, and remains the TropeMaker for manga/anime superheroes.
* [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]] from ''Anime/DragonBall'' has a Flying Brick set of superpowers.

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* Anime/GoldenBat, who debuted in Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] ("Paper Theater") (Paper Theater) in 1930, was the UrExample. He was the first with all the Flying Brick ingredients of the modern superhero, including StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, and BatSignal. He was later adapted into a {{Manga}}/{{Anime}} character, and remains was the TropeMaker for manga/anime superheroes.
* [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150104164648/www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]], a Kamishibai character from the early 1930s, had the superpowers of SuperStrength, invulnerability, and {{Flight}}.
* [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]] from ''Anime/DragonBall'' has a Flying Brick set number of superpowers.superpowers, including SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, teleportation, Ki channelling, and Ki sensing.
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