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22nd Jun '17 12:16:22 AM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[FridgeLogicWait a second]], since when could ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly?]] ]]

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22nd Jun '17 12:15:57 AM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wait a second, since when could ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly?]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Wait [[caption-width-right:350:[[FridgeLogicWait a second, second]], since when could ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly?]] ]]
7th Jun '17 7:10:29 PM nombretomado
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* Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse has everyone except Chaka able to fly in one way or another, and Chaka can do WireFu to run through treetops and such. The only problem is they don't all fly at anywhere near the same ''speed''.

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* Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has everyone except Chaka able to fly in one way or another, and Chaka can do WireFu to run through treetops and such. The only problem is they don't all fly at anywhere near the same ''speed''.
30th May '17 8:41:58 PM Sterok
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* In ''LightNovel/MagicalGirlRaisingProject'', while some Magical Girls can fly via their special abilities, such as Top Speed (ride a fast broomstick) or Mao Pam (control four wings), others are able to fly because it's part of their motif, such as the Peaky Angels having wings (since they're angels) or Magicaloid 44 having rocket boosters (since she's a robot).
14th May '17 1:06:08 PM Gamermaster
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* This was true in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' for two seasons. Then, in the third season, we're introduced to the grand majority of magic users who are not powerful enough to fly. (We actually did get to see some of these {{Red Shirt}}s in the first two seasons, but it was never made clear that they were ground-bound as well as {{Mooks}}.)

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* This was true in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' for two seasons. Then, in the third season, we're introduced to the grand majority of magic users who are not powerful enough to fly. (We actually did get to see some of these {{Red Shirt}}s in the first two seasons, but it was never made clear that they were ground-bound as well as {{Mooks}}.)
13th May '17 1:53:20 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', flight is initially presented as a technique of the Crane Hermit, but by the last TournamentArc before ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' pretty much everyone who fights (except Yajirobe) can fly. (Apparently it's possible for someone who knows how to teach just about anyone to do it, as Gohan taught Videl.) There's a brief gag in the Android Saga when Bulma expects him to take off after the other heroes and he has to remind her that he can't.

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* The ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise:
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In ''Manga/DragonBall'', flight is initially presented as a technique of the Crane Hermit, but by the last TournamentArc before ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', pretty much everyone who fights (except Yajirobe) can fly. (Apparently Apparently it's possible for someone who knows how to teach just about anyone to do it, as Gohan taught Videl.) Videl.
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There's a brief gag joke in the Android Saga when Bulma expects him Yajirobe to take off after the other heroes and he has to remind her that he can't.
25th Feb '17 4:03:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[MemeticMutation Christopher Walken can fly]], although he doesn't like to in public -- apparently many people find Flying Christopher Walken even more disturbing than regular Christopher Walken. However, this skill did come in handy when he made the music video for FatboySlim's "Weapon Of Choice."

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* [[MemeticMutation Christopher Walken can fly]], although he doesn't like to in public -- apparently many people find Flying Christopher Walken even more disturbing than regular Christopher Walken. However, this skill did come in handy when he made the music video for FatboySlim's Music/FatboySlim's "Weapon Of Choice."
20th Feb '17 10:00:58 PM wolftickets1969
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* A ''Geico'' commercial ("Ancient Secrets") shows several people flying around the office.

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* A The ''Geico'' commercial ("Ancient Secrets") "Ancient Secrets", parodying {{Wuxia}} films, shows several people flying around the office.


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* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' initially plays like a platform game, until you defeat the first boss, whence Aurora (literally) [[PowerGivesYouWings earns her wings]] and flight becomes the primary means of travel.
26th Dec '16 10:56:12 AM Tron80
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* Although Franchise/{{Superman}} was likely the ur-example of this Trope, oddly enough, he could ''not'' fly in his earliest appearances. He could leap several city blocks in one jump, however. (Possibly where the phrase "leap tall buildings in a single bound" originally came from.) After several issues of CharacterDevelopment, this was changed and he was able to use actual flight. When Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was introduced several years later, she could fly from the beginning.

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* Although Franchise/{{Superman}} was likely the ur-example of this Trope, oddly enough, he could ''not'' fly in his earliest appearances. He could leap several city blocks in one jump, however. (Possibly where the phrase "leap tall buildings in a single bound" originally came from.) After several issues of CharacterDevelopment, this was changed and he was able to use actual flight. flight.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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When Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Zor-El was introduced in the Superman books several years later, later after her cousin's debut, she could fly from since the beginning.beginning. Most of her enemies also can fly using magic (Nightflame), technology (Reactron), psychic powers (several mutants) or mad science (Blackstarr).
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', {{Flight}} is the first super-power she tests once she arrives on Earth.
26th Dec '16 10:50:58 AM Tron80
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This trope describes when there are multiple characters with a wide variety of different abilities, but [[{{Flight}} the ability to fly]] [[NotQuiteFlight is surprisingly common.]] Even if the ability to fly comes from different sources for different people (e.g. gravity-manipulation versus "[[{{Superman}} I'm from Krypton]]"), they all seem to be able to fly in more or less the same manner.

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This trope describes when there are multiple characters with a wide variety of different abilities, but [[{{Flight}} the ability to fly]] [[NotQuiteFlight is surprisingly common.]] Even if the ability to fly comes from different sources for different people (e.g. gravity-manipulation versus "[[{{Superman}} I'm from "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} I'm]] [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} from]] [[Comicbook/KryptoTheSuperdog Krypton]]"), they all seem to be able to fly in more or less the same manner.



* Amongst the big names of Franchise/TheDCU, you pretty much only have Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, and {{the Flash}} ([[{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} usually]]) incapable of flight. Which makes ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} and Hawkgirl pretty lame, considering it's their featured ability. To give them more of a reason to be around, focus has started to shift to their skill at bashing villains with AntiMagic [[DropTheHammer maces]].
* Although Franchise/{{Superman}} was likely the ur-example of this Trope, oddly enough, he could ''not'' fly in his earliest appearances. He could leap several city blocks in one jump, however. (Possibly where the phrase "leap tall buildings in a single bound" originally came from.) After several issues of CharacterDevelopment, this was changed and he was able to use actual flight.

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* Amongst the big names of Franchise/TheDCU, you pretty much only have Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, and {{the Flash}} Franchise/TheFlash ([[{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} usually]]) incapable of flight. Which makes ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} and Hawkgirl pretty lame, considering it's their featured ability. To give them more of a reason to be around, focus has started to shift to their skill at bashing villains with AntiMagic [[DropTheHammer maces]].
* Although Franchise/{{Superman}} was likely the ur-example of this Trope, oddly enough, he could ''not'' fly in his earliest appearances. He could leap several city blocks in one jump, however. (Possibly where the phrase "leap tall buildings in a single bound" originally came from.) After several issues of CharacterDevelopment, this was changed and he was able to use actual flight. When Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was introduced several years later, she could fly from the beginning.
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