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30th Jan '16 9:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* Amongst the big names of the {{DCU}}, you pretty much only have Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, and {{the Flash}} ([[{{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]].
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* Amongst the big names of the {{DCU}}, you pretty much only have Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, and {{the Flash}} ([[{{Superfriends}} ([[{{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]].

* When Angel was introduced as a member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, it was alongside the very flightless ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Beast, while Iceman's ice slides didn't offer the same level of maneuverability and Comicbook/JeanGrey couldn't levitate herself very far. But as the roster has expanded with characters who have flight as a side effect of their powers - ComicBook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Rogue (after absorbing the right abilities), Mystique, Cannonball, ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, and so on - being stuck with huge feathered wings as a mutation must be annoying. In response, Angel has gained (and sometimes lost) a lot of other powers over the years, such as vision on par with a hawk's, being ''physically'' capable of flight i.e. being both lighter and stronger than normal humans, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic and recently universal donor blood with regenerative properties]] that, for ''some,'' can heal otherwise-doomed characters from fatal damage. And even when his power of flight was more exclusive, he always made it look like a lot of ''fun'', like every childhood daydream you've had but better.
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* When Angel was introduced as a member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, it was alongside the very flightless ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Beast, while Iceman's ice slides didn't offer the same level of maneuverability and Comicbook/JeanGrey couldn't levitate herself very far. But as the roster has expanded with characters who have flight as a side effect of their powers - ComicBook/{{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Rogue (after absorbing the right abilities), Mystique, Cannonball, ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, and so on - being stuck with huge feathered wings as a mutation must be annoying. In response, Angel has gained (and sometimes lost) a lot of other powers over the years, such as vision on par with a hawk's, being ''physically'' capable of flight i.e. being both lighter and stronger than normal humans, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic and recently universal donor blood with regenerative properties]] that, for ''some,'' can heal otherwise-doomed characters from fatal damage. And even when his power of flight was more exclusive, he always made it look like a lot of ''fun'', like every childhood daydream you've had but better.
26th Jan '16 3:48:17 PM Redaka
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wait a second, since when could ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} fly?]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wait a second, since when could ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} fly?]] [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly?]] ]]
21st Dec '15 3:50:00 AM SSJMagus
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has NotQuiteFlight by means of creating platforms of spirit particles underfoot as a basic skill for most of the major factions. I quickly becomes far easier to list the characters with notable spirit power who ''can't'' do this.
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has NotQuiteFlight by means of creating platforms of spirit particles underfoot as a basic skill for most of the major factions. I It quickly becomes far easier to list the characters with notable spirit power who ''can't'' do this.this. It turns out this is, oddly enough, much ''harder'' to in areas that already have high concentrations of spirit particles.
16th Dec '15 9:20:07 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', in addition to the numerous {{pegasus}} and {{alicorn}} ponies, pre-alicorn Twilight can [[NotQuiteFlight briefly]] [[PowerFloats levitate]] [[MindOverMatter with her unicorn magic]]. In "Sonic Rainboom", Rarity is temporarily granted [[PowerGivesYouWings magic butterfly wings]], [[IcarusIllusion which get burned off when she flies too close to the sun]]. Come the Season 5 finale, we see [[ArcVillain Starlight Glimmer]] performing straight-up magic flight without wings.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', in addition to the numerous {{pegasus}} and {{alicorn}} ponies, pre-alicorn Twilight can [[NotQuiteFlight briefly]] [[PowerFloats levitate]] [[MindOverMatter with her unicorn magic]]. In "Sonic Rainboom", Rarity is temporarily granted [[PowerGivesYouWings magic butterfly wings]], [[IcarusIllusion [[IcarusAllusion which get burned off when she flies too close to the sun]]. Come the Season 5 finale, we see [[ArcVillain Starlight Glimmer]] performing straight-up magic flight without wings.
16th Dec '15 9:19:31 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', pre-alicorn Twilight can only briefly [[PowerFloats levitate]] with her unicorn magic. Come the Season 5 finale, we see [[ArcVillain Starlight Glimmer]] performing full-on magic flight without wings.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', in addition to the numerous {{pegasus}} and {{alicorn}} ponies, pre-alicorn Twilight can only briefly [[NotQuiteFlight briefly]] [[PowerFloats levitate]] [[MindOverMatter with her unicorn magic. magic]]. In "Sonic Rainboom", Rarity is temporarily granted [[PowerGivesYouWings magic butterfly wings]], [[IcarusIllusion which get burned off when she flies too close to the sun]]. Come the Season 5 finale, we see [[ArcVillain Starlight Glimmer]] performing full-on straight-up magic flight without wings.
16th Dec '15 12:22:03 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', pre-alicorn Twilight can only briefly [[PowerFloats levitate]] with her unicorn magic. Come the Season 5 finale, we see [[ArcVillain Starlight Glimmer]] performing full-on magic flight without wings.
10th Dec '15 5:46:52 AM scan97531
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corrected series name Take Me To Your Leader
* In an unaired pilot for ''Series/{{My Favorite Martian}}'', a "flying pill" gives many people in an office the power to fly.
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* In an unaired unsold pilot for ''Series/{{My Favorite Martian}}'', a proposed series ''Series/{{Take Me To Your Leader}}'', a "flying pill" gives many several people in an office the power to fly.
22nd Nov '15 9:55:30 AM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/i-believe-i-can-fly_superfriends_2716.png]]]]
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29th Oct '15 5:30:48 AM EDP
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'' comic book, only Hay Lin, the air guardian, could fly. However, all of them could in the cartoon. This was compensated for in the second season when Hay Lin was the only to gain invisibility (which all of guardians could do in the comics).
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'' comic book, only Hay Lin, the air guardian, Air Guardian, could fly.fly outside of Kandrakar (where ''anyone'' can fly), in spite of [[PowerGivesYouWings all of them having wings]]. However, all of them could in the cartoon. This was compensated for in the second season when Hay Lin was the only to gain invisibility (which all of guardians could do in the comics).comics). ** As part of the power-up in the "New Power" arc of the comic, all Guardians become able to fly. Hay Lin, however, is esplicitely stated to be able to fly faster and higher than the others thanks to having the Power of Air.
18th Oct '15 7:32:26 AM Anddrix
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* When Angel was introduced as a member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, it was alongside the very flightless ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Beast, while Iceman's ice slides didn't offer the same level of maneuverability and Comicbook/JeanGrey couldn't levitate herself very far. But as the roster has expanded with characters who have flight as a side effect of their powers - ComicBook/{{Storm}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, Rogue (after absorbing the right abilities), Mystique, Cannonball, ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, and so on - being stuck with huge feathered wings as a mutation must be annoying. In response, Angel has gained (and sometimes lost) a lot of other powers over the years, such as vision on par with a hawk's, being ''physically'' capable of flight i.e. being both lighter and stronger than normal humans, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic and recently universal donor blood with regenerative properties]] that, for ''some,'' can heal otherwise-doomed characters from fatal damage. And even when his power of flight was more exclusive, he always made it look like a lot of ''fun'', like every childhood daydream you've had but better.
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* When Angel was introduced as a member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, it was alongside the very flightless ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Beast, while Iceman's ice slides didn't offer the same level of maneuverability and Comicbook/JeanGrey couldn't levitate herself very far. But as the roster has expanded with characters who have flight as a side effect of their powers - ComicBook/{{Storm}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Rogue (after absorbing the right abilities), Mystique, Cannonball, ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, and so on - being stuck with huge feathered wings as a mutation must be annoying. In response, Angel has gained (and sometimes lost) a lot of other powers over the years, such as vision on par with a hawk's, being ''physically'' capable of flight i.e. being both lighter and stronger than normal humans, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic and recently universal donor blood with regenerative properties]] that, for ''some,'' can heal otherwise-doomed characters from fatal damage. And even when his power of flight was more exclusive, he always made it look like a lot of ''fun'', like every childhood daydream you've had but better.
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