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14th Oct '17 1:12:58 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': The Warlock's sister has a flying broomstick. The Warlock steals it from her to embark on his scheme of revenge.
3rd Oct '17 4:16:18 AM Robbyn
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* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets an attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.

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* Mostly played straight in ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'', but it is also parodied: the ''school bus'' that the class rides to field trips on is this, with enough seats for everyone.
* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets an attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': [[spoiler:Aleister]] uses a flying broomstick to rescue Touma from falling, in New Testament 18's Epilogue.
* Makoto in ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' complains that "Flying for a long time really hurts my but and groin." Her senior-witch sister Akane laughs and points out that "A lot of people think they're riding the brooms," but "The secret is you don't ride the broom. You're actually supposed to levitate yourself too." That explains how witches can ride a broomstick without agony, or having to ride sidesaddle.
* A ''Manga/GhostSweeperMikami'' episode was about two flying brooms built centuries ago by Doctor Chaos. [[spoiler:They have a tragic backstory, as they belonged to a páir of StarCrossedLovers whose souls are bound to them.]]
* While Izetta of ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'' is first seen riding the traditional broomstick, the magic is hers, not the broom's. When she has to catch her beloved Princess Finé from a still-airborne plane wreck, she grabs the closest available substitute: an [[{{BFG}} anti-tank rifle]]. (A [[StealthPun flying boomstick]], perhaps?) The gun performs beautifully as a substitute; Izetta can stay abreast of fighter planes doing 400 kilometers per hour.



* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has a button on the girls' taps in the first two seasons that summoned their brooms, but the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using a ''dustpan''.

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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has Dorothy of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' rides a button on broom, preferring it even over the girls' taps in carpet the first two seasons other characters ride. It doubles as her standard weapon. The broom is about her only trait that summoned their brooms, but most would consider telling for her classification of "witch". In ''MAR Heaven'', it's just the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using name of a ''dustpan''.person from a restrictive country. None of the other characters from the same place are seen with brooms.



* Dorothy of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' rides a broom, preferring it even over the carpet the other characters ride. It doubles as her standard weapon. The broom is about her only trait that most would consider telling for her classification of "witch". In ''MAR Heaven'', it's just the name of a person from a restrictive country. None of the other characters from the same place are seen with brooms.



* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has a button on the girls' taps in the first two seasons that summoned their brooms, but the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using a ''dustpan''.



* Mostly played straight in ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'', but it is also parodied: the ''school bus'' that the class rides to field trips on is this, with enough seats for everyone.
* While Izetta of ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'' is first seen riding the traditional broomstick, the magic is hers, not the broom's. When she has to catch her beloved Princess Finé from a still-airborne plane wreck, she grabs the closest available substitute: an [[{{BFG}} anti-tank rifle]]. (A [[StealthPun flying boomstick]], perhaps?) The gun performs beautifully as a substitute; Izetta can stay abreast of fighter planes doing 400 kilometers per hour.
* Makoto in ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' complains that "Flying for a long time really hurts my but and groin." Her senior-witch sister Akane laughs and points out that "A lot of people think they're riding the brooms," but "The secret is you don't ride the broom. You're actually supposed to levitate yourself too." That explains how witches can ride a broomstick without agony, or having to ride sidesaddle.
* A ''Manga/GhostSweeperMikami'' episode was about two flying brooms built centuries ago by Doctor Chaos. [[spoiler:They have a tragic backstory, as they belonged to a páir of StarCrossedLovers whose souls are bound to them.]]
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': [[spoiler:Aleister]] uses a flying broomstick to rescue Touma from falling, in New Testament 18's Epilogue.



* Routinely used by Magica De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney comics]]. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.

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* Routinely used by Magica De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Magica De Spell]] and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comics]].comics]] like Witch Hazel. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.
3rd Oct '17 4:10:30 AM Robbyn
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* Before appearing in her [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch live action series]], Sabrina used these ''a lot'' when she appeared in comic books.
* Routinely used by Magicka De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney comics]]. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.

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* Before appearing in her [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch live action series]], Sabrina used these ''a lot'' when she appeared in comic books.
* Routinely used by Magicka Magica De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney comics]]. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.
18th Sep '17 1:30:56 PM Siggu
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* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', if Doña Clotilde and a broom are the topic of a conversation, expect this trope to be the source of a joke.
13th Aug '17 7:19:12 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Webcomic/ZackJack'', this is the preferred mode of transportation of CuteWitch Alex.
27th Jul '17 9:38:27 AM xcountryguy
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* Double-subversion in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura does not ride a broomstick, but she uses her MagicWand like this after she captures the Fly card [[spoiler: until she upgrades it into a Sakura card [[PowerGivesYouWings and it lets her grow wing]].]]

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* Double-subversion in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura does not ride a broomstick, but she uses her MagicWand like this after she captures the Fly card [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until she upgrades it into a Sakura card [[PowerGivesYouWings and it lets her grow wing]].]]



* A ''Manga/GhostSweeperMikami'' episode was about two flying brooms built centuries ago by Doctor Chaos. [[spoiler: They have a tragic backstory, as they belonged to a páir of StarCrossedLovers whose souls are bound to them.]]

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* A ''Manga/GhostSweeperMikami'' episode was about two flying brooms built centuries ago by Doctor Chaos. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They have a tragic backstory, as they belonged to a páir of StarCrossedLovers whose souls are bound to them.]]
21st Jul '17 12:13:05 PM Malady
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': [[spoiler:Aleister]] uses a flying broomstick to rescue Touma from falling, in New Testament 18's Epilogue.
29th Jun '17 4:06:52 PM TheKaizerreich
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* CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. WordOfGod says she doesn't really need a broom to fly (since everyone in the games can fly anyway), but uses it because she consciously goes for a Western witch look, and that obviously includes the broom.

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* CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. WordOfGod says she doesn't really need a broom to fly (since everyone in the games can fly anyway), but uses it because she consciously goes for a Western witch look, and that obviously includes the broom. She also has a TomboyAndGirlyGirl dynamic with Alice Margatroid, so on the occasion that Alice rides on the broom as well, naturally Marisa sits forward while Alice sits sideways. Marisa eventually also started SkySurfing on the broom as an attack or simply RuleOfCool, which due to her mini-reactor added to the end makes it closer to a RocketRide.
29th Jun '17 3:57:21 PM TheKaizerreich
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As brooms [[DifficultButAwesome aren't exactly designed]] to be ridden upon. Riding one would require really good balance so as not to fall off, especially when really high up. Prospective witches and warlocks should also try not to land wrong while sitting on their brooms either or you'll end up [[GroinAttack "Riding the Rail"]] if you know what I mean. At some point, witches were portrayed as riding the brooms side-saddle, similar to how women traditionally rode horseback.

Another—considerably more NSFW—explanation involves sex and drugs, in a certain sense. Accounts from the 16th century revealed that witches' potions contained hallucinogens that, when consumed, gave the sensation of flying. As oral ingestion put them at risk of overdosing, suspected witches applied these hallucinogenic potions topically. It turns out the most effective places for absorption through the skin were on the armpits … and in their lady parts. Guess what they used to apply the ointment. That's right, ''riding'' a broom is really a 500-year-old DoubleEntendre.

Upright vacuum cleaners are a modern subversion of the broom idea. And atleast one show moved on to a witch flying on ''Roombas'', as an ultra-modern broom.

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As brooms [[DifficultButAwesome aren't exactly designed]] to be ridden upon. Riding upon, riding one would require really good balance so as not to fall off, especially when really high up. Prospective witches and warlocks should also try not to land wrong while sitting on their brooms either or you'll end up [[GroinAttack "Riding the Rail"]] if you know what I mean. At some point, witches were portrayed as riding the brooms side-saddle, similar to how women traditionally rode horseback.

Another—considerably
horseback. If two witches are shown together, the difference in how they sit on their brooms usually relates to a TomboyAndGirlyGirl dynamic.

Another (considerably
more NSFW—explanation NSFW) explanation involves sex and drugs, in a certain sense. Accounts from the 16th century revealed that witches' potions contained hallucinogens that, when consumed, gave the sensation of flying. As oral ingestion put them at risk of overdosing, suspected witches applied these hallucinogenic potions topically. It turns out the most effective places for absorption through the skin were on the armpits and in their lady parts. Guess what they used to apply parts, where the ointment. That's right, broom turned out to be quite handy. In other words, ''riding'' a broom is really a 500-year-old DoubleEntendre.

Upright vacuum cleaners are a modern subversion of the broom idea. And idea; and atleast one show moved on to a witch flying on ''Roombas'', as an ultra-modern broom.
7th Jun '17 3:17:21 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets a attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see an "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.

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* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets a an attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see an a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke. Schierke.
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