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18th Jul '16 3:54:21 AM Ajoura
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** Mantine, Gligar/Gliscor and Emolga are all flying-type, but cannot learn the aforementioned HM. This is because they are only able to catch the wind and to glide - impressive, but not quite flight.
9th Jul '16 10:59:25 AM nombretomado
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* In Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, Lewa originally didn't fly; he could levitate one thing at a time (he could be that one thing, which was super convenient) and swung from tree to tree. He used his elemental powers (Air) to help along the way, but didn't do anything resembling flying. Once he was a Toa Nuva, he combined his improved mask of levitation , greater control over his element, and a pair of {{BFS}}es that helped him glide and sort of power him to more or less fly. This was great until the Bohrok-Kal showed up. Turns out that the flying wasn't so easy when you can't manipulate the air to do your bidding.

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* In Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, Toys/{{Bionicle}}, Lewa originally didn't fly; he could levitate one thing at a time (he could be that one thing, which was super convenient) and swung from tree to tree. He used his elemental powers (Air) to help along the way, but didn't do anything resembling flying. Once he was a Toa Nuva, he combined his improved mask of levitation , greater control over his element, and a pair of {{BFS}}es that helped him glide and sort of power him to more or less fly. This was great until the Bohrok-Kal showed up. Turns out that the flying wasn't so easy when you can't manipulate the air to do your bidding.
9th Jul '16 10:58:24 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' comics, the Mask of Levitation only allows you to stay still in the air. Lewa uses his [[BlowYouAway Air]] element to create winds that propel him instead.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bionicle}}'' comics, the Mask of Levitation only allows you to stay still in the air. Lewa uses his [[BlowYouAway Air]] element to create winds that propel him instead.
29th Jun '16 6:01:17 PM ThatBitterTase
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** Lampshaded in one of Riddler's comments in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': he notes that bats are the only flying mammals, only to point out Batman ''glides'' and is thus more of a squirrel.
26th Jun '16 7:24:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the JetPack mod for PowerArmor allows boosted jumps for certain distances depending on the player's maximum Action Points.



** The unicorn Twilight Sparkle briefly demonstrated magical self-levitation at one point, but never needed it after [[WingedUnicorn becoming an alicorn]]. Starlight Glimmer, another unicorn, mastered it to the point where she might as well be flying.

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** The unicorn Twilight Sparkle briefly demonstrated magical self-levitation at one point, but never needed it after [[WingedUnicorn becoming an alicorn]]. Starlight Glimmer, another unicorn, mastered it to the point where she [[IBelieveICanFly might as well be flying.flying]].


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22nd May '16 7:05:07 PM SkyHavenPath13
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', there are only a handful of VoluntaryShapeshifting-based Devil's Fruit powers that can grant flight. However, Luffy can use elastic tension to launch himself into the air, and suck in/blow out air to propel himself somewhat. [[spoiler:His "Bounce Man" SuperMode can do this in mid-air too.]] Robin can sprout many arms, then woven into wings, to glide, but it's incredibly tiresome for her. Usopp has a belt with a grappling-hook feature used mostly for BuildingSwing or a variant. Brook (and one of Chopper's forms) can leap tall buildings [[InASingleBound in a... well, you know]]. Franky can [[{{Squick}} launch himself using gas.]] The CP9 villains have Geppou and its faster advanced form Kamisori, which are essentially [[DoubleJump extra jumps]], or "kicking off the air" [[spoiler: a skill Sanji learns over the TimeSkip]]. Buggy the Clown can make any part of his body fly around detached as long as his feet are on a solid surface within [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081231204939/onepiece/images/0/0b/Bara_range.PNG an unspecified range]] of his other parts (the author [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum stated]] the range to be a sphere "200 Bara Bara" in diameter, but what he didn't say is how far ''that'' is). Vander Decken has the power to toss anything and make it go towards a designated target by itself, so he gets around by tossing something big, then hopping onto it and getting off before it crashes. Most impressive are the majority of [[ElementalPowers Logia]] users. They can manipulate their element, and turn themselves into their element, so they can move in something similar to flight and energy-based Logias can move around in a manner similar to teleporting. Doflamingo can use his strings in a similar way as Usopp, except he can use ''clouds''.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', there are only a handful of VoluntaryShapeshifting-based Devil's Fruit powers that can grant flight. However, Luffy can use elastic tension to launch himself into the air, and suck in/blow out air to propel himself somewhat. [[spoiler:His "Bounce Man" SuperMode can do this in mid-air too.]] Robin can sprout many arms, then woven into wings, to glide, but it's incredibly tiresome for her. Usopp has a belt with a grappling-hook feature used mostly for BuildingSwing or a variant. Brook (and one of Chopper's forms) can leap tall buildings [[InASingleBound in a... well, you know]]. Franky can [[{{Squick}} launch himself using gas.]] The CP9 [[SecretPolice CP9]] villains have Geppou and its faster advanced form Kamisori, which are essentially [[DoubleJump extra jumps]], or "kicking off the air" [[spoiler: a skill Sanji learns over the TimeSkip]]. Buggy the Clown can make any part of his body fly around detached as long as his feet are on a solid surface within [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081231204939/onepiece/images/0/0b/Bara_range.PNG an unspecified range]] of his other parts (the author [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum stated]] the range to be a sphere "200 Bara Bara" in diameter, but what he didn't say is how far ''that'' is). Vander Decken has the power to toss anything and make it go towards a designated target by itself, so he gets around by tossing something big, then hopping onto it and getting off before it crashes. Most impressive are the majority of [[ElementalPowers Logia]] users. They can manipulate their element, and turn themselves into their element, so they can move in something similar to flight and energy-based Logias can move around in a manner similar to teleporting. Doflamingo can use his strings in a similar way as Usopp, except he can use ''clouds''.
15th May '16 2:22:10 AM Emperor_Oshron
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* In ''AssassinsCreedII'' and its sequel ''Brotherhood'', Ezio gets to use Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine. Despite the name, it's really a glider and all use of it requires Ezio to use large fires to create upward drafts of air to keep flying (though ''Brotherhood'' has the flying machine equipped with incendiary weapons to make your own while, in the previous game, you're stuck on a linear path). It's briefly revisited in ''AssassinsCreedIII'' for RuleOfFunny: the carpenter at Davenport Homestead finds the designs for the flying machine and makes one, which Connor decides to take for a test drive and immediately crashes it into the sea.
* ''VideoGame/Carnivores'': in Debug Mode, the player has two options of motion--either actually activate the flying cheat, or combine the fast-motion movement of Debug Mode in general with the jump button to go leaping around the map like [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]].
14th May '16 9:02:30 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* Similar to the Hulk, (see below) Saitama from ''OnePunchMan'' can't actually fly, but he ''can'' leap so far, high, and fast and land unscathed that you may as well call it flying. He even used this to get from the top of a building to a spaceship above the city. It might even be more impressive than Hulk's jump-flying since Saitama is such an unassuming figure compared to him.
3rd May '16 11:57:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/MutantX'', Brennan's electricity-throwing power turns into an ion engine coming out of his hands after the MidSeasonUpgrade.

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* In ''Series/MutantX'', Brennan's [[ShockAndAwe electricity-throwing power power]] turns into an ion engine coming out of his hands after the MidSeasonUpgrade.



* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard reveals in "Running to Stand Still" that he's learned how to use his wind control on himself to soar through the air. Cisco insists by a scientific perspective, what Mardon is doing isn't flying. Everyone ignores him and says Mardon can fly.

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard reveals in "Running to Stand Still" that he's learned how to use his wind control on himself to soar through the air. Cisco insists by a scientific perspective, what Mardon is doing isn't flying. Everyone ignores him and says Mardon can fly. Barry also learns to sort-of fly by rapidly spinning his arms and directing the resulting twister downward. It's only really used once, when he has to get out of a building about to explode with all the doors locked.
24th Apr '16 5:00:39 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard reveals in "Running to Stand Still" that he's learned how to use his wind control on himself to soar through the air. Cisco insists by a scientific perspective, what Mardon is doing isn't flying. Everyone ignores him and says Mardon can fly.
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