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9th Jan '16 4:29:31 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Kushan sorcerer Daiba practices yoga as a way of focusing his magical powers, and likes to float high in the air sitting lotus-style while he lets his magical conjurations do the fighting.
15th Nov '15 11:46:32 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChinaIL'', Steve and RonaldReagan do this after being in stopped time for the equivalent of 100 years.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChinaIL'', Steve and RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan do this after being in stopped time for the equivalent of 100 years.
1st Nov '15 1:17:09 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miboshi appears in this position. It is revealed that Miboshi has [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and overtaken a [[WouldHurtAChild young]] Buddhist monk (or monk-in-training.)
19th Jun '15 2:11:22 AM StFan
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* In ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'', Liz talks to a monk from TheShangriLa while he's in the lotus position three feet off the ground. ** Later on in the ''Plague of Frogs'' arc, she herself ends up doing this. While [[spoiler: psychically turning frog monsters' tongues into dragons with her pyrokinesis.]] ItMakesSenseInContext.
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* In ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'', ''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}'': ** Liz talks to a monk from TheShangriLa while he's in the lotus position three feet off the ground. ** Later on on, in the ''Plague of Frogs'' arc, she herself ends up doing this. While [[spoiler: psychically [[spoiler:psychically turning frog monsters' tongues into dragons with her pyrokinesis.]] ItMakesSenseInContext.

* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin in Tibet]]''. The monk Blessed Lightning levitates involuntarily as he's uttering a prophetic warning (and doesn't remember anything afterwards, including levitating) but does so while standing upright. [[RuleOfFunny Then he drops down on a monk's foot.]]
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin in Tibet]]''. The monk Blessed Lightning levitates involuntarily as he's uttering a prophetic warning (and doesn't remember anything afterwards, including levitating) but does so while standing upright. [[RuleOfFunny Then he drops down on a another monk's foot.]]

* The first time we see Tom "[[DoubleConsciousness The Astronaut]]" of the far future in ''Film/TheFountain'', he is performing the full lotus floating in the air above his small, planetoid spaceship (artificial gravity fields may be assisting him). During the climax, when Tom comes to his personal realization of the ultimate truth of life and death, he climbs out of his bubble-like spaceship (while still enveloped in a smaller, person-sized bubble) and assumes the lotus position again in order to [[spoiler:meet Xibalba head on]]. In the midst of his catharsis, he suddenly appears to [[spoiler:the ancient Mayan priest guarding the Tree of Life]], who is awed by his presence.
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* The first time we see Tom "[[DoubleConsciousness The Astronaut]]" of the far future in ''Film/TheFountain'', he is performing the full lotus floating in the air above his small, small planetoid spaceship (artificial gravity fields may be assisting him). During the climax, when Tom comes to his personal realization of the ultimate truth of life and death, he climbs out of his bubble-like spaceship (while still enveloped in a smaller, person-sized bubble) and assumes the lotus position again in order to [[spoiler:meet Xibalba head on]]. In the midst of his catharsis, he suddenly appears to [[spoiler:the ancient Mayan priest guarding the Tree of Life]], who is awed by his presence.
18th Jun '15 8:55:50 PM sonic_the_precog
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** Later on in the ''Plague of Frogs'' arc, she herself ends up doing this. While [[spoiler: psychically turning frog monsters' tongues into dragons with her pyrokinesis.]] ItMakesSenseInContext.
30th May '15 2:18:30 AM Darkmane
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They may chant "Ohm..." [[note]] Real Life buddhists do this. [[/note]]. If someone wakes them from their serene inner calm, they'll often spontaneously lose their floaty power, and collapse in an undignified mess on the floor.
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They may chant "Ohm..." [[note]] Real Life buddhists Hindus and Buddhists do this. [[/note]]. If someone wakes them from their serene inner calm, they'll often spontaneously lose their floaty power, and collapse in an undignified mess on the floor.
11th May '15 8:13:32 AM StFan
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When seated in the LotusPosition, a character may levitate to demonstrate that he or she is meditating particularly profoundly. The LevitatingLotusPosition is also used to show that a character is displaying his or her PsychicPowers[=/=]EnlightenmentSuperpowers, intensely concentrating, healing, or is just especially calm.
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When seated in the LotusPosition, a character may levitate to demonstrate that he or she is meditating particularly profoundly. The LevitatingLotusPosition Levitating Lotus Position is also used to show that a character is displaying his or her PsychicPowers[=/=]EnlightenmentSuperpowers, intensely concentrating, healing, or is just especially calm.

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** Krishna Chrysaor of Poseidon's Marine Shoguns does the same thing when Shiryu destroys his spear, and he's forced to use his chakra instead. [[spoiler: Shiryu uses Excalibur on him and his vital points anyway, and Krishna dies as a result.]]
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** Krishna Chrysaor of Poseidon's Marine Shoguns does the same thing when Shiryu destroys his spear, and he's forced to use his chakra instead. [[spoiler: Shiryu [[spoiler:Shiryu uses Excalibur on him and his vital points anyway, and Krishna dies as a result.]]

* ''[[ComicBooks/{{Tintin}} Tintin in Tibet]]''. The monk Blessed Lightning levitates involuntarily as he's uttering a prophetic warning (and doesn't remember anything afterwards, including levitating) but does so while standing upright. [[RuleOfFunny Then he drops down on a monk's foot.]]
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* ''[[ComicBooks/{{Tintin}} ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin in Tibet]]''. The monk Blessed Lightning levitates involuntarily as he's uttering a prophetic warning (and doesn't remember anything afterwards, including levitating) but does so while standing upright. [[RuleOfFunny Then he drops down on a monk's foot.]]

* In ''Film/TheScribbler'', Hogan (Garrett Dillahunt) - the only guy in an otherwise all-female halfway house for psych patients - tries out his friend's heavily-modified electroshock therapy device. He not only does a blissed-out Levitating Lotus, but also exhibits a PowerGlows aura.
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* In ''Film/TheScribbler'', Hogan (Garrett Dillahunt) - -- the only guy in an otherwise all-female halfway house for psych patients - -- tries out his friend's heavily-modified electroshock therapy device. He not only does a blissed-out Levitating Lotus, but also exhibits a PowerGlows aura.

* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Jedi can't exactly fly on their own -- excepting a character in ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'' -- but they have this trope, which they call Rising Meditation. In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire: Evolution'', it [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2853490.html appears]] Luke Skywalker has figured it out. Han pranks him by shouting "Hey! How'd that rancor get in here!" and makes him topple. In the official pseudo-documentary book ''The Jedi Path'', Luke [[NoodleIncident comments on this but doesn't elaborate]].
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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Jedi can't exactly fly on their own -- excepting a character in ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'' -- but they have this trope, which they call Rising Meditation. In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire: Evolution'', it [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2853490.html appears]] Luke Skywalker has figured it out. Han pranks him by shouting "Hey! How'd that rancor get in here!" here?" and makes him topple. In the official pseudo-documentary book ''The Jedi Path'', Luke [[NoodleIncident comments on this but doesn't elaborate]].

* Kwai Chang Caine did this sometimes while meditating in ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues''.
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* Kwai Chang Caine did does this sometimes while meditating in ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues''.

* Ly from ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}} 2'' does the floating variation of the LotusPosition.
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* Ly from ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}} 2'' ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' does the floating variation of the LotusPosition.

* The Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s future GreenLantern of the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' time (also in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'') flies around this way.
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* The Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s future GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern of the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' time (also in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'') flies around this way.

* The animated ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'' has two such characters who make several appearances: One is a [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Aborigine]] capable of astral projection, and who must tie himself to a rock to avoid flying too high. The other is an Indian scientist who's ''always'' about a metre from the ground, possibly even when sleeping.
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* The animated ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'' has two such characters who make several appearances: One is a [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Aborigine]] capable of astral projection, and who must tie himself to a rock to avoid flying too high. The other is an Indian scientist who's ''always'' about a metre meter from the ground, possibly even when sleeping.
11th May '15 1:13:26 AM EponymousKid
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* [[TheDragon Otani Yoshitsugu]] from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. Granted, he's actually sitting on a palanquin that levitates due to his sorcery.
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* [[TheDragon Otani Yoshitsugu]] from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. Granted, he's actually sitting on a palanquin that levitates due to his sorcery. He doesn't do it because he's meditative or zenlike, though; his disease-ridden body is too frail for him to walk or stand.
5th Apr '15 3:40:17 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': At the start of the "Sabrina Through the Looking Glass" episode, Zelda leads the Spellman family in a some Yoga exercises. When they assume the lotus position and start meditating, Sabrina floats up and bonks her head on the ceiling.
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': At the start of the "Sabrina Through the Looking Glass" episode, Zelda leads the Spellman family in a some Yoga exercises. When they assume the lotus position and start meditating, Sabrina floats up and bonks her head on the ceiling.
5th Apr '15 3:39:13 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': At the start of the "Sabrina Through the Looking Glass" episode, Zelda leads the Spellman family in a some Yoga exercises. When they assume the lotus position and start meditating, Sabrina floats up and bonks her head on the ceiling.
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