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20th Nov '17 7:03:05 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry'', the Hang Glider has no way of gaining height due to the lack of updraft physics, so you can only glide downwards.
29th Oct '17 10:35:29 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula has used her fire for a rocket-jump on several occasions. Pretty much any firebender with enough skill can fly during Sozin's comet, as well. And Aang has that whole glider/Airbender thing.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Azula has used her fire for a rocket-jump on several occasions. Pretty much any firebender with enough skill can fly during Sozin's comet, as well. And Aang has that whole glider/Airbender thing.



** Airbenders (with their gliders and obvious air powers) and firebenders (with RecoilBoost) are obviously the best at this; as shown in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', waterspouts (and presumably, earth columns) can only go so high due to ElementalBaggage constraints. Also, as Iroh II demonstrates, skilled firebenders don't need comet enhancement to fly, but probably can't maintain it very long or go very high without it. Airbenders after [[spoiler: harmonic convergence creates more of them]] start to use wing-suits which take them pretty close to flight.

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** Airbenders (with their gliders and obvious air powers) and firebenders (with RecoilBoost) are obviously the best at this; as shown in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', waterspouts (and presumably, earth columns) can only go so high due to ElementalBaggage constraints. Also, as Iroh II demonstrates, skilled firebenders don't need comet enhancement to fly, but probably can't maintain it very long or go very high without it. Airbenders Airbenders, after [[spoiler: harmonic convergence Harmonic Convergence creates more of them]] them]], start to use wing-suits which take them pretty close to flight.flight.
** ''Korra'' demonstrates that ''true'', weightless flight is possible for an airbender who has completely severed all ties to the material world. Only two people have been known to achieve this in recorded history.
12th Sep '17 3:31:42 PM Woodrobin
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* Franchise/TheFlash has a rarely used ability to walk on air (though it doesn't explain one instance of Barry running through ''the vacuum of space''), explained as consciously lessening the effect that normal counteracts the huge amount of air resistance the Flash should encounter (he doesn't usually create a sonic boom or leave a fiery trail like a meteor due to the same effect). With the effect dialed down under his feet, he can move his legs fast enough for the air resistance to give him traction. The [[LegacyCharacter older Flash, Jay Garrick]] specifically, would rapidly move his legs, building up air pressure under him to float when he was dropped by one of his fellow heroes.

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* Franchise/TheFlash has a rarely used ability to walk on air (though it doesn't explain one instance of Barry running through ''the vacuum of space''), explained as consciously lessening the effect a Main/RequiredSecondaryPower (the "speed aura") that normal normally counteracts the huge amount of air resistance the Flash should encounter (he doesn't usually create a sonic boom or leave a fiery trail like a meteor due to the same effect). With the effect dialed down under his feet, he can move his legs fast enough for the air resistance to give him traction. The [[LegacyCharacter older Flash, Jay Garrick]] specifically, would rapidly move his legs, building up air pressure under him to float when he was dropped by one of his fellow heroes.
12th Sep '17 3:28:09 PM Woodrobin
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* Franchise/TheFlash has a rarely used ability to walk on air (though it doesn't explain instance of Barry running through ''the vacuum of space''), explained as consciously lessening the effect that normal counteracts the huge amount of air resistance the Flash should encounter (he doesn't usually create a sonic boom or leave a fiery trail like a meteor due to the same effect). With the effect dialed down under his feet, he can move his legs fast enough for the air resistance to give him traction. The [[LegacyCharacter older Flash, Jay Garrick]] specifically, would rapidly move his legs, building up air pressure under him to float when he was dropped by one of his fellow heroes.

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* Franchise/TheFlash has a rarely used ability to walk on air (though it doesn't explain one instance of Barry running through ''the vacuum of space''), explained as consciously lessening the effect that normal counteracts the huge amount of air resistance the Flash should encounter (he doesn't usually create a sonic boom or leave a fiery trail like a meteor due to the same effect). With the effect dialed down under his feet, he can move his legs fast enough for the air resistance to give him traction. The [[LegacyCharacter older Flash, Jay Garrick]] specifically, would rapidly move his legs, building up air pressure under him to float when he was dropped by one of his fellow heroes.
12th Sep '17 3:27:20 PM Woodrobin
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* Franchise/TheFlash has a rarely used and totally inexplicable ability to walk on air (and in one instance Barry ran through ''the vacuum of space''). The [[LegacyCharacter older Flash, Jay Garrick]] specifically, would rapidly move his legs, building up air pressure under him to float when he was dropped by one of his fellow heroes.

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* Franchise/TheFlash has a rarely used and totally inexplicable ability to walk on air (and in one (though it doesn't explain instance of Barry ran running through ''the vacuum of space'').space''), explained as consciously lessening the effect that normal counteracts the huge amount of air resistance the Flash should encounter (he doesn't usually create a sonic boom or leave a fiery trail like a meteor due to the same effect). With the effect dialed down under his feet, he can move his legs fast enough for the air resistance to give him traction. The [[LegacyCharacter older Flash, Jay Garrick]] specifically, would rapidly move his legs, building up air pressure under him to float when he was dropped by one of his fellow heroes.
11th Sep '17 4:12:58 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'': The corrupted form of the [[JumpPhysics Leaping Device]], Z’toggua’s Wings, allows Eshe to glide long distances after a double jump by [[LovecraftianSuperpower transforming into a bat-like shadow monster]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'': The corrupted form of the [[JumpPhysics [[DoubleJump Leaping Device]], Z’toggua’s Wings, allows Eshe to glide long distances after a double jump by [[LovecraftianSuperpower transforming into a bat-like shadow monster]].
11th Sep '17 4:11:51 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'': The corrupted form of the [[JumpPhysics Leaping Device]], Z’toggua’s Wings, allows Eshe to glide long distances after a double jump by [[LovecraftianSuperpower transforming into a bat-like shadow monster]].
2nd Sep '17 10:50:18 AM Synchronicity
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Several Quirks can be used to propel one's self in the air. For example, Bakugou uses the momentum of his {{Hand Blast}}s to push himself upwards, while Uraraka can use her [[GravityMaster powers]] on herself to float.
27th Aug '17 1:38:18 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'': There are a number of powers that grant flight-like abilities, but very few that are simply ''flight''. [[GravityMaster Gravity control]] is one of the more common types, especially since many people can only use it on themselves instead of others, but it's technically just [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory falling with style]]. [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Morphers and shifters]] can grow wings, [[PlayingWithFire pyros]] can generate rockets, and most [[MindOverMatter kinetics]] can wear a belt made of their chosen material and lift that to simulate flight. There is even one person who appears to have some power that [[MagicCarpet animates a carpet that he then rides]].
18th Jul '17 11:04:35 AM PlasmaTalon
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* Similar to the Hulk, (see below) Saitama from ''WebComic/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.

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* Similar to the Hulk, (see below) Saitama from ''WebComic/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. He's capable of [[spoiler:flying from the Moon back to Earth in a single bound.]]
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