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14th Apr '18 11:37:17 PM Mavado
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* One episode/chapter of ''FlyingWitch'' features a magical flying whale large enough to have ''trees'' and ''ruins'', including a large temple, on it's back. Apparently people lived on it's back many years ago, but have long since abandoned it.

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* One episode/chapter of ''FlyingWitch'' ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' features a magical flying whale large enough to have ''trees'' and ''ruins'', including a large temple, on it's back. Apparently people lived on it's back many years ago, but have long since abandoned it.
22nd Mar '18 1:27:34 PM AbsolutelyAverage
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/Xu27n1y.jpg Bahamut]] from ''Roleplay/LordsAmongTheAshes'' is an incredibly powerful [[{{Kaiju}} Titan]] that swims through the sky of [[DeathWorld the Dark Continent]] and, like the [[WebAnimaiton/{{RWBY}} Grimm]], [[KillAllHumans lusts for the death of all humans]].
16th Mar '18 1:11:15 AM PaulA
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* When [=McQueen=] visits the DarkWorld in ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', an enormous flying ... thing ... can be seen swooping through the AlienSky. [=McQueen=] doesn't get a good look at it, nor stick around long enough to find out which subcategory it fits into.
13th Mar '18 6:25:04 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', the SpiritWorld of the Cognitive Realm has "mandras", colossal flatworm-like flying creatures with multiple sets of legs and manta-like wings. Although their body shape could never fly normally, as spren, they're spiritual beings who aren't quite bound by normal physics. They're also quite useful for pulling ships.
2nd Mar '18 7:49:04 PM Gamermaster
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2nd Mar '18 4:11:17 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* In Arthur C. Clarke's ''[[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 2010: Odyssey Two]]'', the noncorporeal Bowman descends through the gas giant Jupiter's atmosphere and discovers gasbag creatures of various shapes floating in it, though they are not anywhere near sentient, more like airborne automatons, with the larger ones basically feeding on the smaller ones.
2nd Mar '18 3:59:16 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* In Arthur C. Clarke's ''[[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 2010: Odyssey Two]]'', the noncorporeal Bowman descends through the gas giant Jupiter's atmosphere and discovers gasbag creatures of various shapes floating in it, though they are not anywhere near sentient, more like airborne automatons, with the larger ones basically feeding on the smaller ones.
18th Feb '18 11:47:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle Nightworld]]''. Portals to AnotherDimension have opened sending nightmare creatures swarming across the Earth. To defeat them the protagonists must go on a FetchQuest. RepairmanJack is flying through an ash cloud over the Pacific Ocean when he suddenly thinks they're flying too close to the ground, only to see a GiantEyeOfDoom staring back at him from a titanic flying leviathan several miles in diameter. Another protagonist heading over the Atlantic has a leviathan swoop down on their jet, [[spoiler:which escapes by flying close to the water then banking hard at the last second. The creature's huge wingspan causes it to clip the water and crash as it tries to follow.]]

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* ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle Nightworld]]''. Portals to AnotherDimension have opened sending nightmare creatures swarming across the Earth. To defeat them the protagonists must go on a FetchQuest. RepairmanJack Literature/RepairmanJack is flying through an ash cloud over the Pacific Ocean when he suddenly thinks they're flying too close to the ground, only to see a GiantEyeOfDoom staring back at him from a titanic flying leviathan several miles in diameter. Another protagonist heading over the Atlantic has a leviathan swoop down on their jet, [[spoiler:which escapes by flying close to the water then banking hard at the last second. The creature's huge wingspan causes it to clip the water and crash as it tries to follow.]]
16th Feb '18 10:45:51 AM LordXavius
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* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'', Amano Shiratori, the White Bird of Heaven, is a giant metallic swan-like being sent by Amaterasu first to save the infant Prince Ousu from being killed and returning years later [[spoiler:in time for the final battle with the Yamata no Orochi where it serves as a mount, then becomes part of Yamato Takeru's Utsuno Ikusagami form, and finally carries the heroes back to Earth]].
31st Jan '18 7:59:41 PM Sharlee
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* Bats are definitely the losers in the "real life giant flyer" competition, as even the largest living flying fox species' wingspan is 1.7 meters at most. Fossils of Eocene bats of approximately flying-fox-size have been found, but as yet there are no specimens with sufficient wing bones to tell us if they exceeded that scale.
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