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13th Jan '17 12:27:46 AM Luppercus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' the witches in the Neitherworld use broomsticks to fly around. Beetlejuice and Lydia too when they impersonate witches in order to save Lydia's cat from them.
* Witches in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' are seen flying in broomsticks in episodes "If I Were a Witch Man" and "Kitty-Cornered".
8th Jan '17 12:31:59 PM nombretomado
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* Leni "Sky Witch" Muller from ''TopTen'' rides a mechanical flying machine that resembles a broomstick.

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* Leni "Sky Witch" Muller from ''TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' rides a mechanical flying machine that resembles a broomstick.
12th Oct '16 3:53:02 AM DaibhidC
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* The Lancre witches of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. And in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', Granny Weatherwax once had to make do with her protégé's wizard staff. (Earlier in the book, Esk had disguised the staff by sticking bristles on it, which is one theory as to the origins of flying brooms in the first place.)
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', it's said you need magic to keep a broomstick up, but other books suggest the magic is intrinsic to the broom, and even Rincewind can fly one; apparently they can store a limited amount of magical energy but require a witch or wizard to replenish it after a while, or several witches if the rider is carrying out a complicated spell at the same time, which is how ''Wyrd Sisters'' became the first work of fiction ever to depict mid-air refuelling with broomsticks. (ItMakesSenseInContext.) In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' Nanny Ogg complains her grandkids keep joy-riding on hers, and in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist Von Lipwig just paints an ordinary broomstick blue with stars, in order to fool the antagonist into thinking it was a real one.
*** Which is of course, pretty clever for Moist, as belief is awfully powerful on Discworld.

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* The Lancre witches of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. And in
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''Discworld/EqualRites'', Granny Weatherwax once had to make do with her protégé's wizard staff. (Earlier in the book, Esk had disguised the staff by sticking bristles on it, which is one theory as to the origins of flying brooms in the first place.)
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', it's said you need magic to keep a broomstick up, but other books suggest the magic is intrinsic to the broom, and even Rincewind can fly one; apparently they can store a limited amount of magical energy but require a witch or wizard to replenish it after a while, or several witches if the rider is carrying out a complicated spell at the same time, which is how ''Wyrd Sisters'' became the first work of fiction ever to depict mid-air refuelling with broomsticks. (ItMakesSenseInContext.) In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' Nanny Ogg complains her grandkids keep joy-riding on hers, and hers.
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in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist Von von Lipwig just paints an ordinary broomstick blue with stars, in order to [[KansasCityShuffle fool the antagonist into thinking it was a real one.
*** Which is of course, pretty clever for Moist, as belief is awfully powerful on Discworld.
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** It is also made clear that they are not exactly wonderful for long range travel, lacking a real seat and being so high in the air that extra layers of underwear are required.


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** When Tiffany Aching starts riding a broomsticks in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', it has two smaller brooms attached to the back to keep her stable. These get removed as she gets more comfortable.
10th Oct '16 9:55:56 AM MarkLungo
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->''My Other Car Is a Broom''

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->''My ->''"My Other Car Is a Broom'' Broom"''
9th Oct '16 12:04:43 PM MarkLungo
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* ''VideoGame/FlyFF'' has them, although they're not limited to only the magical character classes. Whether a player chooses to ride a broom or [[SkySurfing a board]] is largely a matter of taste.

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* ''VideoGame/FlyFF'' ''VideoGame/{{Flyff}}'' has them, although they're not limited to only the magical character classes. Whether a player chooses to ride a broom or [[SkySurfing a board]] is largely a matter of taste.
8th Oct '16 2:47:56 PM Dracis
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* While Izetta of ''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.

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* While Izetta of ''IzettaTheLastWitch'' ''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.
8th Oct '16 2:40:57 PM Dracis
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* While Izetta of ''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]].

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* While Izetta of ''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.
8th Oct '16 2:33:43 PM Dracis
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* While Izetta of ''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]].
27th Sep '16 4:47:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/KamenRiderWizardInMagicLand'', the world is rewritten into one where magic is more widespread and practically everyone can turn into mass-produced Kamen Rider Mages. Among other things, the police ride flying broomsticks.

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* In ''Film/KamenRiderWizardInMagicLand'', the world is rewritten into one where magic is more widespread and practically everyone can turn into mass-produced Kamen Rider Mages. Among other things, the police ride flying broomsticks.metallic, Toku-style "broomsticks".
27th Sep '16 4:45:58 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/KamenRiderWizardInMagicLand'', the world is rewritten into one where magic is more widespread and practically everyone can turn into mass-produced Kamen Rider Mages. Among other things, the police ride flying broomsticks.

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* In ''Film/KamenRiderWizardInMagicLand'', the world is rewritten into one where magic is more widespread and practically everyone can turn into mass-produced Kamen Rider Mages. Among other things, the police ride flying broomsticks.
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