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7th Feb '16 2:05:48 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', the eponymous magical barrier (''kekkai'') users can use airborn magical barriers as stepping stones or standing platforms.
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* In ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', the eponymous magical barrier (''kekkai'') users can use airborn airborne magical barriers as stepping stones or standing platforms.

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* In ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', the eponymous magical barrier (''kekkai'') users ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'', Miyu can use airborn magical barriers as stepping stones or standing platforms.create tiny energy platforms beneath her feet to stand in midair. In spite of this talent, she looks down on herself because she cannot truly fly like Illya can.
6th Feb '16 9:34:02 AM CainandAble
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* In the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, ComicBook/WonderWoman has been confirmed to just be able to "leap tall buildings in a single bound", instead of flying.
2nd Feb '16 7:49:35 AM Anorgil
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a number of alternatives to true flight. Magic items which mimic the effect are common. The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Immovable Rod]] can easily support a character's weight when activated, but is an ordinary metal rod when deactivated; two of them can be used for a set of mobile monkey bars. Spells like Reverse Gravity and Telekinesis can be used for flight-like effects. Like everything else, this is cranked UpToEleven with the Epic handbook; a ridiculously high Balance skill allows one to ''balance on clouds''.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a number of alternatives to true flight. Magic items which mimic the effect are common. The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Immovable Rod]] can easily support a character's weight when activated, but is an ordinary metal rod when deactivated; two of them can be used for a set of mobile monkey bars. Spells like Reverse Gravity and Telekinesis can be used for flight-like effects. Like everything else, this is cranked UpToEleven with the Epic handbook; a ridiculously high Balance skill allows one to ''balance on clouds''. ''Planescape'' introduced several planes which have "subjective directional gravity," meaning that "down" is whichever direction you think it is, enabling literal "falling with style."
30th Jan '16 12:46:45 PM OlmoJV
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* In Fanfic/{{Kage}}, Jade discovers that her [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Ninja Shadowkhan]] outfit includes the tissue she has seen the ninjas to use in order to glide. When she glides for the first time, this trope is discussed by the amazed onlookers.
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* In Fanfic/{{Kage}}, ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'', Jade discovers that her [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Ninja Shadowkhan]] outfit includes the tissue she has seen the ninjas to use in order to glide. When she glides for the first time, this trope is discussed by the amazed onlookers.
26th Jan '16 8:37:40 AM InterLoper
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** There's another, slightly faster and considerably more destructive example in the first game: the Hammertoss. Alex, while running, concentrates a lot of biomass in a giant rocky fist and hurls it - with himself attached, Mighty Thor style - a dozen stories up and several city blocks across. Basically, it's just a fancy form of jumping. It also [[GroundShatteringLanding leaves a huge crater at the landing point]].
25th Jan '16 1:43:27 PM Discar
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** A fun one in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', also from Brandon Sanderson; [[MagicByAnyOtherName surgebinders]] with the Gravitation trait can alter the gravitational vector of a subject, including themselves, basically making them "fall" with desired acceleration in a chosen direction. Not technically flight, but achieves the same end, and it doesn't make your arms tired! Just as long as you don't run out of [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] in midair.
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** * A fun one in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', also from Brandon Sanderson; [[MagicByAnyOtherName surgebinders]] with the Gravitation trait (Windrunners and Skybreakers) can alter the gravitational vector of a subject, including themselves, basically making them "fall" with desired acceleration in a chosen direction. Not technically flight, but achieves the same end, and it doesn't make your arms tired! tired. Just as long as you don't run out of [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] in midair.
15th Jan '16 2:53:37 PM morenohijazo
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!!Examples * ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler:The Pony Wings, which gift your pony with the ability to glide over gaps and obstacles by holding the Jump button in midair.]]
9th Jan '16 2:56:34 PM Ninja857142
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* Scootaloo from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', despite being a pegasus, has wings that are too small to support her weight. She compensates by using her wings [[MundaneUtility to propel herself when riding her scooter.]] She can use this to catch some major air when jumping and can hover a short height above ground. ** Meanwhile, some unicorns in the series can self-levitate, but usually they can't do so very well or for very long.
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* Scootaloo from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ** Scootaloo, despite being a pegasus, has wings that are too small to support her weight. She compensates by using her wings [[MundaneUtility to propel herself when riding her scooter.]] She can use this to catch some major air when jumping and can hover a short height above ground. ** Meanwhile, some unicorns in 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 series can self-levitate, but usually they can't do so very point where she might as well or for very long.be flying.
8th Jan '16 6:48:49 AM LadyMomus
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* [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/09/09/the-torment-of-a-thousand-yesterdays/ Wonderella can't fly but she can totally jump hella high.]] And she's quite pissed that the Godhead gave her sister Penumbra the power to "float upon the axis of reality". [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/09/23/lucy-in-the-sky-with-genocide/ "Frickin' FLIGHT! I am RAGE personified!".]]
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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/09/09/the-torment-of-a-thousand-yesterdays/ Wonderella can't fly but she can totally jump hella high.]] And she's quite pissed that the Godhead gave her sister Penumbra the power to "float upon the axis of reality". [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/09/23/lucy-in-the-sky-with-genocide/ "Frickin' FLIGHT! I am RAGE personified!".]]

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28th Dec '15 9:52:53 AM EDP
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* Originally, Hay Lin of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' didn't fly but simply used her power over air to lift and propel herself-rather notable because she and the other Guardians of Kandrakar ''[[PowerGivesYouWings did]]'' [[PowerGivesYouWings have wings in their transformed forms]], [[WingsDoNothingbut they were useless]] until the power-up of the New Power Saga (Hay Lin can still fly higher and faster thanks to the wind). {{Averted}} in the [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} animated adaptation]], where the wings give them flight abilities since the start. * The various ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics superheroes have various methods: ** the Red Bat [[InASingleBound jumps very high]] thanks to [[SpringCoil spring-heeled boots and a]] ''[[SpringCoil pogo stick]]'' (it's Fethry Duck, what were you expecting?); ** the Purple Butterfly swings down from a rope (nobody knows what is attached to); ** Paperinik has multiple methods: boots with propellers, boots with energy stilts, [[SpringCoil spring-heeled boots]], rockets on the belt, and, in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', the rocket on the [[MorphWeapon Extransformer Shield]]. The spring-heeled boots and the rocket belt are his most classic means, the latter even showing up in ''Paperinik New Adventures''.
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