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26th Aug '17 7:31:28 PM Benbeasted
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* Mercs in ''VideoGame/DirtyBomb'' can walljump to get to their destination faster or to climb on to ledges and other areas that can't be reached by just jumping. Notably, the three heaviest mercs are capable of doing this. The ''Springy'' augment allows them to do three consecutive wall jumps.
8th Aug '17 12:52:33 PM StevieC
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Parkour practitioners (called by gender-specific nouns, following the original French; a male Parkour runner is a ''traceur'', a female is a ''traceuse''; referring to multiple practitioners uses ''traceurs'') run their environment like an obstacle course: vaulting obstructions, leaping gaps, [[WallRun running up walls]], {{wall jump}}s, and otherwise taking wild shortcuts. Although commonly associated with cities, Parkour can be used to navigate any type of environment. Traceurs will tell you their discipline becomes a mindset over time. They learn to unconsciously scan their surroundings for routes and movements. Think TheTetrisEffect after playing ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' or ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''. Plus, it not only [[RuleOfCool looks damn cool]], but is practical, and may prove to become a more widely practiced discipline similar to martial arts.

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Parkour practitioners (called by gender-specific nouns, following the original French; a male Parkour runner is a ''traceur'', ''traçeur'', a female is a ''traceuse''; ''traçeuse''; referring to multiple practitioners uses ''traceurs'') ''traçeurs'') run their environment like an obstacle course: vaulting obstructions, leaping gaps, [[WallRun running up walls]], {{wall jump}}s, and otherwise taking wild shortcuts. Although commonly associated with cities, Parkour can be used to navigate any type of environment. Traceurs will tell you their discipline becomes a mindset over time. They learn to unconsciously scan their surroundings for routes and movements. Think TheTetrisEffect after playing ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' or ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''. Plus, it not only [[RuleOfCool looks damn cool]], but is practical, and may prove to become a more widely practiced discipline similar to martial arts.
30th Jul '17 4:11:56 PM nombretomado
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Parkour (and its similar offshoot free-running) is a physical discipline originating in UsefulNotes/{{France}}, more specifically, a suburb of Paris called Évry (although it's worth noting that the inventor's father/teacher was born in [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire French-controlled]] UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}). It can be summed up as either [[XMeetsY acrobatics meets assault courses]] or skateboarding ''[[RuleOfCool without a board]]''.

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Parkour (and its similar offshoot free-running) is a physical discipline originating in UsefulNotes/{{France}}, more specifically, a suburb of Paris called Évry (although it's worth noting that the inventor's father/teacher was born in [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire French-controlled]] UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}). It can be summed up as either [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY acrobatics meets assault courses]] or skateboarding ''[[RuleOfCool without a board]]''.
21st May '17 5:29:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has Parkour as a five-dot general "Athletic Style" Merit, not unlike the Fighting Style Merits, with each dot centering around a new technique or degree of mastery. ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' likewise has the [[PrestigeClass Lodge]] of Spires -- a.k.a., [[FanNickname The Lodge of Batman]] -- that gains a discount to buying up dots in Parkour due to a mindset that treats the city as just another hunting ground to be mastered.

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* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has Parkour as a five-dot general "Athletic Style" Merit, not unlike the Fighting Style Merits, with each dot centering around a new technique or degree of mastery. ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' likewise has the [[PrestigeClass Lodge]] of Spires -- a.k.a., [[FanNickname The Lodge of Batman]] -- that gains a discount to buying up dots in Parkour due to a mindset that treats the city as just another hunting ground to be mastered.
9th May '17 6:59:58 PM chasemaddigan
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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' has Boadicea (in the sequel) pulling off parkour moves to move swiftly across the landscape of Antarctica.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo'' has Boadicea (in the sequel) pulling off parkour moves to move swiftly across the landscape of Antarctica.
22nd Apr '17 8:25:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''
25th Mar '17 6:20:58 PM nombretomado
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* Seen in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' story "Parkour Jam Hooligans", where a small group of students from Whateley Academy into this (plus their BadassNormal instructor) take a trip to an actual ''public'' Parkour event in the neighborhood.
* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', Seth is a traceuse. She demonstrates the sport as it is, and discusses it on a few occasions.

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* Seen in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' story "Parkour Jam Hooligans", where a small group of students from Whateley Academy into this (plus their BadassNormal instructor) take a trip to an actual ''public'' Parkour event in the neighborhood.
* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', Seth is a traceuse. She demonstrates the sport as it is, and discusses it on a few occasions.
26th Feb '17 4:37:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' has Gabriel's henchblond, played by Cyril Raffaelli, employ Parkour and [[DanceBattler bouncy dexterity]] throughout the movie. Rafaelli was also in ''Banlieue 13'', in which he co-starred opposite a co-founder of the discipline.
* All the mall thieves of ''PaulBlartMallCop'' can do some Parkour tricks along with using bikes and skateboards to get around.

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* ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' has Gabriel's henchblond, played by Cyril Raffaelli, employ Parkour and [[DanceBattler bouncy dexterity]] throughout the movie. Rafaelli was also in ''Banlieue 13'', ''Film/Banlieue13'', in which he co-starred opposite a co-founder of the discipline.
* All the mall thieves of ''PaulBlartMallCop'' ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'' can do some Parkour tricks along with using bikes and skateboards to get around.
7th Feb '17 1:44:19 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': As in the games, Assassins run, jump and climb over quickly traverse city rooftops and evade pursuing crusaders.
27th Dec '16 4:58:11 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* '' In Spook Country by William Gibson, Tito, a member of a Cuban American crime family, practices la systema, apparently rooted in a martial arts sort of thing from Russia, and enriched by the presence of Afro-Cuban orishas. This makes Tito a recruit for "the Old Man's" plot to contaminate an illegal container (of truck size) by shooting it with radioactive bullets. To disguise the entry hols, Tito runs along a slack-rope, covering the holes with magnetic discs.

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* '' In Spook Country ''Spook Country'' by William Gibson, Tito, a member of a Cuban American crime family, practices la systema, apparently rooted in a martial arts sort of thing from Russia, and enriched by the presence of Afro-Cuban orishas. This makes Tito a recruit for "the Old Man's" plot to contaminate an illegal container (of truck size) by shooting it with radioactive bullets. To disguise the entry hols, Tito runs along a slack-rope, covering the holes with magnetic discs.
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