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8th Dec '16 1:32:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', float is forbidden magic, so only certain very bad, badass characters can actually float. This includes the Arcangel Tarutaru, [[spoiler: [[AristocratsAreEvil Kam'lanaut]], and [[Really700YearsOld Eald'narche]]]]. Not to be out done [[spoiler: the BigBad from the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion, Lady Lilith]], is so {{Badass}} that [[spoiler: she]] can actually fly. On the good side, [[spoiler: Selh'teus]] can fly because [[spoiler: he bonded with the Terrestrial Avatar [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]]]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', float is forbidden magic, so only certain very bad, badass characters can actually float. This includes the Arcangel Tarutaru, [[spoiler: [[AristocratsAreEvil Kam'lanaut]], and [[Really700YearsOld Eald'narche]]]]. Not to be out done [[spoiler: the BigBad from the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion, Lady Lilith]], is so {{Badass}} badass that [[spoiler: she]] can actually fly. On the good side, [[spoiler: Selh'teus]] can fly because [[spoiler: he bonded with the Terrestrial Avatar [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]]]].
2nd Dec '16 2:39:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', float is forbidden magic, so only certain very bad, {{Badass}} characters can actually float. This includes the Arcangel Tarutaru, [[spoiler: [[AristocratsAreEvil Kam'lanaut]], and [[Really700YearsOld Eald'narche]]]]. Not to be out done [[spoiler: the BigBad from the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion, Lady Lilith]], is so {{Badass}} that [[spoiler: she]] can actually fly. On the good side, [[spoiler: Selh'teus]] can fly because [[spoiler: he bonded with the Terrestrial Avatar [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]]]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', float is forbidden magic, so only certain very bad, {{Badass}} badass characters can actually float. This includes the Arcangel Tarutaru, [[spoiler: [[AristocratsAreEvil Kam'lanaut]], and [[Really700YearsOld Eald'narche]]]]. Not to be out done [[spoiler: the BigBad from the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion, Lady Lilith]], is so {{Badass}} that [[spoiler: she]] can actually fly. On the good side, [[spoiler: Selh'teus]] can fly because [[spoiler: he bonded with the Terrestrial Avatar [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]]]].
29th Nov '16 11:52:43 PM Tron80
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* [[Characters/SupermanTheCharacter Superman]] does so once he suits up and readies for battle.

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* [[Characters/SupermanTheCharacter Superman]] Franchise/{{Superman}} does so once he suits up and readies for battle.battle.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** The titular heroine does it constantly when she is about to fight.
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Nightflame makes Supergirl float while she casts her spell.
9th Nov '16 7:57:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Generally, this is seen as {{Badass}} and dangerous (on par with UnstoppableRage) because it's far less natural than outright flight. Even though the floating itself is usually harmless, it can really freak enemies out because it implies the floater is capable of much more powerful feats. In short that he is defying physics ''just enough'' to float because it's [[RuleOfCool cool]], but with more hurt hidden up their sleeves just ''waiting'' to come out.

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Generally, this is seen as {{Badass}} badass and dangerous (on par with UnstoppableRage) because it's far less natural than outright flight. Even though the floating itself is usually harmless, it can really freak enemies out because it implies the floater is capable of much more powerful feats. In short that he is defying physics ''just enough'' to float because it's [[RuleOfCool cool]], but with more hurt hidden up their sleeves just ''waiting'' to come out.
27th Aug '16 4:39:45 PM nighttrainfm
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** Final Form in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Apparently this is because you only unlock Final Form after [[spoiler:completely merging with Roxas by defeating him in a fight. Yes, Roxas can float. And summon pillars of light. They never explain why.]] Since Final Form is formed from a combination of Sora and [[spoiler:Roxas]], Sora inherits the ability to float.
** Wisdom Form also has a little bit of float to it as well.
** Also from ''KingdomHearts'', Riku/Ansem from the first game. Coupled with Riku's echo-y voice and new outfit, this just ''screamed'' that you were in for one hell of a fight.

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** Final Form in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Apparently this is because you only unlock Final Form after [[spoiler:completely merging with Roxas by defeating him in a fight. Yes, Roxas can float. And summon pillars of light. They never explain why.]] Since Final Form is formed from a combination of Sora and [[spoiler:Roxas]], Sora inherits the ability to float.
** Wisdom Form also has a little bit of float to it as well.
** Also from ''KingdomHearts'', Riku/Ansem
Ansem-possessed Riku from the first game. Coupled with Riku's echo-y voice and new outfit, this just ''screamed'' that you were in for one hell of a fight. After Ansem kicks Riku out altogether, he spends pretty much all his time floating.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', this applies to two of Sora's Drive Forms. The magic-based Wisdom Form doesn't walk so much as magically slide along the ground. Final Form takes this further, as Sora is constantly levitating to illustrate the form's power.
26th Aug '16 6:16:21 PM SSJMagus
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** This is part of Jean Grey's powers.

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** This is part of Jean Grey's powers. Her [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] allows her to make any object float, including her own body.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' we learn that Voldemort has invented a way of flying without the aid of brooms or anything of the sort.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' we learn that Voldemort has invented a way of flying without the aid of brooms or anything of the sort. Which something that was previously believed to be impossible, so apparently Voldemort invented the spell himself.


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* Star Butterfly in the season 2 premier of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has to "dip down" and use magic on her own, without the help of a MagicWand. In addition to creating a [[PowerGlows blue aura]] and causing her [[GlowingEyes eyes]] and [[BlushStickers hearts]] to glow bright blue, this results in her levitating about 20 feet in the air.
15th Aug '16 2:42:51 AM Ravenhull
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* Used by Amber, the Fall Maiden, in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', once she is given reason to fully unleash her powers, throwing down her attacks from well above head level.
** Once [[spoiler:Cinder]] gets the powers herself, she starts doing it too, though not always as high up, so it seems to be something inherent in the Maiden powers.
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10th Aug '16 8:28:07 PM Galacton
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Floating is a favorite pastime for many different character types among many different genres. Heroes and villains going into a SuperMode or becoming a OneWingedAngel will likely learn to float, as their [[PowerMakeover powerup makes them defy gravity]]. The MineralMacGuffin, CosmicKeystone, or any [[DistractedByTheShiny shiny]] object of power will be floating over a pedestal draped in light. Witches, wizards, and psychic types will float or fly as a spell, or reveal themselves capable of it because IAmNotLeftHanded. [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Supernaturals]] of various stripes will also enjoy floating, like vampires, ghosts, angels, etc. The early risers in particular like to use it in a PivotalWakeup.

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Floating is a favorite pastime for many different character types among many different genres. Heroes and villains going into a SuperMode or becoming a OneWingedAngel will likely learn to float, as their [[PowerMakeover powerup makes gives them the ability to defy gravity]]. The MineralMacGuffin, CosmicKeystone, or any [[DistractedByTheShiny shiny]] object of power will be floating over a pedestal draped in light. Witches, wizards, and psychic types will float can [[MindOverMatter levitate]] or fly as a spell, or reveal themselves capable of it because IAmNotLeftHanded.spell. [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Supernaturals]] of various stripes will also enjoy floating, like vampires, ghosts, angels, etc. The early risers in particular like to use it in a PivotalWakeup.



This is often augmented because PowerGivesYouWings. Of course, this can get devalued really fast [[IBelieveICanFly if most everyone in the series has]] {{Flight}}.

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This PowerGivesYouWings is often augmented because PowerGivesYouWings.an alternative to this trope, where sufficiently powerful beings gain the ability to sprout wings as opposed to just floating on their own. Of course, this can get devalued really fast [[IBelieveICanFly if most everyone in the series has]] {{Flight}}.
16th Jul '16 7:43:35 PM Gammaween10
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** Joshua at first appears to be just a white haired {{Bisonen}} with a magic cell phone, and no real athletic prowess. However, about midway through his chapter, he reveals that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he's actually much more powerful then he lets on.]] While in Levitate Mode, Joshua is arguably one of the most powerful partners in the game, and his [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Jesus Beams]] are much more powerful than his standard ground combo. Of course, it only makes sense that he can float because [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod he is Shibuya's Composer]]. They don't call them [[FanNickname Jesus Beams]] for nothing.]]

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** Joshua at first appears to be just a white haired {{Bisonen}} {{Bishonen}} with a magic cell phone, and no real athletic prowess. However, about midway through his chapter, he reveals that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he's actually much more powerful then he lets on.]] While in Levitate Mode, Joshua is arguably one of the most powerful partners in the game, and his [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Jesus Beams]] are much more powerful than his standard ground combo. Of course, it only makes sense that he can float because [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod he is Shibuya's Composer]]. They don't call them [[FanNickname Jesus Beams]] for nothing.]]
9th Jul '16 11:30:20 AM nombretomado
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* In Theatre/{{Wicked}}, when Elphaba realizes she shouldn't be afraid of the Wizard, but he should be afraid of her, she sings "Defying Gravity." When the guards storm the attic and seize Glinda, Elphaba shouts that they should release Glinda, because she's not the one they want, it's her (Elphaba.) At this moment, Elphaba levatates FOUR STORIES ABOVE THE STAGE and sings:

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* In Theatre/{{Wicked}}, ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', when Elphaba realizes she shouldn't be afraid of the Wizard, but he should be afraid of her, she sings "Defying Gravity." When the guards storm the attic and seize Glinda, Elphaba shouts that they should release Glinda, because she's not the one they want, it's her (Elphaba.) At this moment, Elphaba levatates FOUR STORIES ABOVE THE STAGE and sings:



* Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: When Brutaka fell into the Antidermis pool and soaked up the spirits of the unborn Makuta, he gained instant powers and super-knowledge. For the remainder of the story, he floated.

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* Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': When Brutaka fell into the Antidermis pool and soaked up the spirits of the unborn Makuta, he gained instant powers and super-knowledge. For the remainder of the story, he floated.
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