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23rd Jul '17 2:46:28 AM Piterpicher
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* Parodied in ''TheHalfbloodChronicles''. One of the heroic Dragons gives a ride to a character who has just joined with the heroes. They both come away from the experience saying that it had to be the most uncomfortable way to travel imaginable.

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* Parodied in ''TheHalfbloodChronicles''.''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles''. One of the heroic Dragons gives a ride to a character who has just joined with the heroes. They both come away from the experience saying that it had to be the most uncomfortable way to travel imaginable.
17th Jul '17 11:57:36 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' lore tells of werevultures native to the forests of Valenwood, a form of [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent were-creature]] who transform into giant carrion birds. They've yet to make an in-game appearance, however.
16th Jul '17 1:00:01 AM shadowbeast
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* In ''Literature/Railsea'', the one rule of exploratory flying is "don't", for just this reason. Some airborne monsters are simply giant birds, some [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial cephalopoid]], and some more Lovecraftian things. Some of things can even set traps for unwary trains.

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* In ''Literature/Railsea'', ''Literature/{{Railsea}}'', the one rule of exploratory flying is "don't", for just this reason. Some airborne monsters are simply giant birds, some [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial cephalopoid]], and some more Lovecraftian things. Some of things can even set traps for unwary trains.


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* The biomechanical 200-tonne dew collector in the animated adaptation of ''Literature/TheLostThing''.


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* ''TabletopGame/FantasyFliers'' is a free set of rules for playing fantasy air combat in miniature, allowing the use of a wide variety of technological and magical constructs, standard fantasy flying beasts such as dragons and pegasus, various sizes of bugs, bats, and [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial sea creatures]]. Since they are often used as mounts, but can fly alone, acting as predators, prey, and enemy troops, this game could fit all the above categories.
16th Jul '17 12:51:22 AM shadowbeast
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* In ''Literature/Railsea'', the one rule of exploratory flying is "don't", for just this reason. Some airborne monsters are simply giant birds, some [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial cephalopoid]], and some more Lovecraftian things. Some of things can even set traps for unwary trains.
* ''Literature/TheHorrorOfTheHeights'', by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, features similar problems with pioneering flight; in an altitude band too high for humans to see (somehow) there is an ecosystem of terribly dangerous organisms, including lighter-than-air jellies and rays that fly like birds of prey.
19th Jun '17 2:46:22 PM WillKeaton
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** With the largest one so far being the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121155 Marit Lage]], a SealedEvilInACan EldritchAbomination capable of killing a player in a single hit.
** Second prize is EldritchAbomination [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]], which is known as the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" and has a habit of ending games the second it appears.

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** With the largest one so far being the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121155 Marit Lage]], Lage,]] a SealedEvilInACan EldritchAbomination capable of killing a player in a single hit.
** Second prize is EldritchAbomination [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]], Torn,]] which is known as the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" and has a habit of ending games the second it appears.
11th Jun '17 2:44:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Woe betide the person who says it's cute how the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Gallivespians]] of ''His Dark Materials'' ride around on dragonflies... Though, no matter how small the Gallivespians are, it was mentioned (or at least implied) that the dragonflies were bigger than modern-day ones, perhaps at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganeura Meganeura]] size.

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* Woe betide the person who says it's cute how the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Gallivespians]] of ''His Dark Materials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' ride around on dragonflies... Though, no matter how small the Gallivespians are, it was mentioned (or at least implied) that the dragonflies were bigger than modern-day ones, perhaps at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganeura Meganeura]] size.
28th May '17 7:01:05 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -- one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' sequels --- an entire division of the army of {{Robeast}}s were giant birds.

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* In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -- one of the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' sequels --- -- an entire division of the army of {{Robeast}}s were giant birds.



** ''Film/JurassicWorld''. They can even [[ShownTheirWork swim]].



** ''Film/JurassicWorld''. They can even [[ShownTheirWork swim]].



* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': The Horned King keeps two Gwythaints, which he sends to kidnap the prophetic pig Hen Wen. They're portrayed as a sort of my between a wyvern and a pterosaur, in a departure from the original book series where they're described as more like large birds.

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* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': The Horned King keeps two Gwythaints, which he sends to kidnap the prophetic pig Hen Wen. They're portrayed as a sort of my mix between a wyvern and a pterosaur, in a departure from the original book series where they're described as more like large birds.
5th May '17 4:53:26 AM Eggy0
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* Armaura, the BigBad featured in ''VideoGame/EagleIsland'', is a giant eagle deity.
5th May '17 1:05:01 AM matteste
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* Wayne Barlowe's ''Expedition'', and the SpeculativeDocumentary based on it, ''Alien Planet'', feature the jet-propelled, lance-headed Skewer, which has a 60-foot wingspan. The book also mentions the Ebony Blisterwing, which is said to have a wingspan of up to 1000 feet.

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* Wayne Barlowe's ''Expedition'', ''Literature/{{Expedition}}'', and the SpeculativeDocumentary based on it, ''Alien Planet'', feature the jet-propelled, lance-headed Skewer, which has a 60-foot wingspan. The book also mentions the Ebony Blisterwing, which is said to have a wingspan of up to 1000 feet.
29th Apr '17 12:26:51 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Archdemon. This presents a bit of a problem for the heroes, as the Blight can only be ended with the Archdemon's death, but it's ability to fly allows it to easily stay out of the Gray Warden's reach. Luckily, Riordan manages to sneak up on it and force it to land by slicing one of

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** The Archdemon. This presents a bit of a problem for the heroes, as the Blight can only be ended with the Archdemon's death, but it's ability to fly allows it to easily stay out of the Gray Warden's reach. Luckily, Riordan manages to sneak up on it and force it to land by slicing one of its wings open.
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