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18th Feb '17 10:07:48 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Airwitches fly by making air currents carry them.
16th Feb '17 6:16:28 AM Valen
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* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'', Pit is an angel whose wings are too small to allow him to fly on his own, a major sore point for him; the irony of being a flightless angel named after a hole in the ground is not lost on him. He can get around this temporarily through a few different means:
** The Angel Feather item in the first game allows Pit to fly out of a bottomless pit [[AccidentalPun (Heh)]], but is used up after one time.
** The Wings of Icarus grow Pit's wings to full size and give him unlimited flight, but are only available to use at the very end of the first game [[spoiler:and are later destroyed by Hades early on in ''Uprising'']].
** In the very late sequel ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', Palutena can grant Pit the Power of Flight. It once again grants perfect flight, but he can't fly freely, as his wings are controlled by Palutena. These segments resemble on-rail shooters. The Power of Flight can only be given for five minutes at a time, or otherwise Pit's wings will burn up.
6th Feb '17 3:06:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', only Karolina can truly fly; the group relies on a giant robot frog to get around which couldn't fly either, just make massive leaps. Until it was destroyed and rebuilt with real flight capabilities. In later arcs, Victor and Nico have been seen levitating, Nico also occasionally flying by conjuring wings or a griffin to ride. Xavin has two methods of flight, thanks to possessing the powers of the Fantastic Four: he can move himself and others around in his Invisible Woman forcefields, and rocket-propel himself with his Human Torch powers.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', only Karolina can truly fly; the group relies on a giant robot frog to get around which couldn't fly either, just make massive leaps. Until it was destroyed and rebuilt with real flight capabilities. In later arcs, Victor and Nico have been seen levitating, Nico also occasionally flying by conjuring wings or a griffin to ride. Xavin has two methods of flight, thanks to possessing the powers of the Fantastic Four: he they can move himself themself and others around in his their Invisible Woman forcefields, and rocket-propel himself themself with his Human Torch powers.
26th Jan '17 8:28:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* The novel ''{{Starcraft}}: Ghost: Nova'' reveals that very powerful telepaths are able to use their [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to lift their own bodies, although it takes great concentration. In-game, Protoss High Templars are shown constantly levitating, presumably using this method.

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* The novel ''{{Starcraft}}: ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}: Ghost: Nova'' reveals that very powerful telepaths are able to use their [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to lift their own bodies, although it takes great concentration. In-game, Protoss High Templars are shown constantly levitating, presumably using this method.
22nd Jan '17 1:41:53 PM upupandaway42
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** Likewise, Doomsday in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' can't fly, but can make superhuman leaps, allowing him to jump to the top of a LexCorp skyscraper InASingleBound, and easily catch up to the Batplane.
13th Jan '17 8:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WhateverMancy Allomancers]] in ''{{Mistborn}}'' can telekinetically push and pull against metals to travel long distances without touching a surface.

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* [[WhateverMancy Allomancers]] in ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' can telekinetically push and pull against metals to travel long distances without touching a surface.
13th Jan '17 7:03:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'', Dame Vaako threatens the air elemental Aereon by opening the bomb bay of the ship they are in and pushing her towards it; she then reveals that while she can't fly, she can hover very well.
* In ''Film/{{Condorman}}'', the titular hero invents a flying suit with giant wings. It doesn't actually fly per se, but it does glide sort of well. Except, of course, for the trial run, where he leaps off the Eiffel Tower and ends up crashing into the Seine.

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* In ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'', Dame Vaako threatens the air elemental Aereon by opening the bomb bay of the ship they are in and pushing her towards it; she then reveals that while she can't fly, she can hover very well.
* In ''Film/{{Condorman}}'', the titular hero invents a flying suit with giant wings. It doesn't actually fly per se, but it does glide sort of well. Except, of course, for the trial run, where he leaps off the Eiffel Tower and ends up crashing into the Seine.
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* In ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'', Dame Vaako threatens the air elemental Aereon by opening the bomb bay of the ship they are in and pushing her towards it; she then reveals that while she can't fly, she can hover very well.
* In ''Film/{{Condorman}}'', the titular hero invents a flying suit with giant wings. It doesn't actually fly per se, but it does glide sort of well. Except, of course, for the trial run, where he leaps off the Eiffel Tower and ends up crashing into the Seine.
6th Jan '17 3:26:53 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', tired of having to rely on John+George to get down off the mesa, Ringo buys a bunch of levitation potions, so he can at least go up and down. Paul uses them on occasion as well.
10th Dec '16 8:20:10 AM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', players can use Wraith's warp ability, as well as Warp Blast, to teleport themselves higher into the air as they move forward before falling to the ground.
1st Dec '16 3:11:28 AM jormis29
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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor swings his hammer around his head and then releases it with it still attached to his wrist. The momentum then carries him half way across the world. Sure, that would work... no, really, it would work. It would take some epic deltoids though or maybe [[AWizardDidIt a magic hammer.]] Thor has both. Though his inability to fly depends entirely on who happens to be writing him at the moment. It's possible that they might still stick with the "I throw my hammer!" bit but the way it's portrayed there's no way it could be anything ''but'' true flight. In some other media he's shown to be able to achieve true flight, though normally by summoning wind or the power of Mjolnir to levitate him.

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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor swings his hammer {{Mjolnir}} around his head and then releases it with it still attached to his wrist. The momentum then carries him half way across the world. Sure, that would work... no, really, it would work. It would take some epic deltoids though or maybe [[AWizardDidIt a magic hammer.]] Thor has both. Though his inability to fly depends entirely on who happens to be writing him at the moment. It's possible that they might still stick with the "I throw my hammer!" bit but the way it's portrayed there's no way it could be anything ''but'' true flight. In some other media he's shown to be able to achieve true flight, though normally by summoning wind or the power of Mjolnir to levitate him.
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