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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Lt. Surge's Joltik is lodged to the ceiling and attacks Ash's Charmander with Hidden Power, who deflects it back with Metal Claw. The attack causes Joltik to fall off, but Surge orders it to use Spider Web as a parachute to slow down the fall.
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18th Oct '17 12:15:06 PM StFan
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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Zenigata once made a parachute from ramen bowls, and Lupin has made use of extra boxers this way.

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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Zenigata once made makes a parachute from ramen bowls, and Lupin has made use of extra boxers this way.






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* {{Spider-Man}} on at least one occasion created a parachute using his web shooters.
* In some [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' stories, Batman's [[BadassCape cape]] doubles as a parachute.
** In UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}}, it's sometimes used as glider to slow his fall, with the added bonus of allowing him to reach the safety of rooftops, all while [[RuleOfCool looking really cool]]. Same basic principle.

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* {{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan on at least one occasion created a parachute using his web shooters.
* In some [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' stories, Batman's [[BadassCape cape]] doubles as a parachute.
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parachute. In UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}}, it's sometimes used as glider to slow his fall, with the added bonus of allowing him to reach the safety of rooftops, all while [[RuleOfCool looking really cool]]. Same basic principle.






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* Indiana Jones used an inflatable liferaft when the plane he was on was about to crash into a mountain in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
** This also doubles as SpecialEffectsFailure as you can clearly see the dummies in the raft as it flips over several times in the air.

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* Indiana Jones used an inflatable liferaft when the plane he was on was about to crash into a mountain in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
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''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. This also doubles as SpecialEffectsFailure as you can clearly see the dummies in the raft as it flips over several times in the air.



** This may have its origin in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol]]'', where Grouchy's new hat that he receives as a Christmas present could be used as a glider.






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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' tested an inflatable raft as a parachute. It technically worked, but was not reliable.

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tested an inflatable raft as a parachute. It technically worked, but was not reliable.



-->'''Tom Servo''': I predict that in the final scene, she jumps without a parachute and then her hair opens up.

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-->I grabbed four corners of a sheet,\\

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I parachuted to the beach.

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I parachuted to the beach.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': After a fight against the Dark Hand off a snowy cliff, Jackie grabs the shirt off Tohru and uses it as a parachute.

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After a fight against the Dark Hand off a snowy cliff, Jackie grabs the shirt off Tohru and uses it as a parachute.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode "Pizza Delivery", the pizza [=SpongeBob=] is delivering becomes a parachute, held to the box by strings of cheese.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Pizza Delivery", the pizza [=SpongeBob=] is delivering becomes a parachute, held to the box by strings of cheese.




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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol'', Grouchy's new hat that he receives as a Christmas present can be used as a glider.



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* This was futilely attempted by those trying to escape the inferno that was the World Trade Center on 9/11. Witnesses reported seeing numerous jumpers holding tablecloths that they clearly thought would allow them to drift to the ground safely, only to have the wind rip it away and leave them to fall to their deaths (which tragically would have happened anyway, as the tablecloth material was nowhere near thick enough to provide any kind of substantial resistance)

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* This was futilely attempted by those trying to escape the inferno that was the World Trade Center on 9/11. Witnesses reported seeing numerous jumpers holding tablecloths that they clearly thought would allow them to drift to the ground safely, only to have the wind rip it away and leave them to fall to their deaths (which tragically would have happened anyway, as the tablecloth material was nowhere near thick enough to provide any kind of substantial resistance)
resistance).
26th Apr '17 3:02:15 PM eroock
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18th Apr '17 1:01:48 PM Scoobybay26
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* Alice's skirt in Creator/{{Disney}}'s animated version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.

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* Alice's skirt dress in Creator/{{Disney}}'s animated version of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
29th Mar '17 11:04:36 AM Geoduck
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* In ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'', a character used his shirt as a parachute. Justified since the main purpose of the 'chute is to ensure he hits water feet-first.

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* In ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'', a character used uses his shirt as a parachute. Justified since the main purpose of the 'chute is to ensure he hits water feet-first. Plus Rama's centrifugally-generated gravity isn't as strong as Earth's, so he isn't falling as fast.
24th Jan '17 7:55:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* On the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' episode "Day of the Dungeon Master", Presto's magic hat acts as a parachute when the gang fall off the back of a roc for all of them but Eric, who misses his grip and has to be saved by Hank.

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22nd Dec '16 6:47:53 PM foxley
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\n* ''Literature/AlexRider'': In ''Scorpia'', Alex uses a slowly deflating hot air balloon as an improvised parachute to reach the ground.

29th Nov '16 5:11:49 PM WillBGood
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