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2nd Aug '17 5:57:10 PM Abodos
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* The sailcloth used by Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' to slow falls and ride updrafts; it's only about two or three feet to a side.
** The Deku Leaf in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is used for similar purposes and is of similar size; though it at least relies on [[AWizardDidIt magic]] for its power to stay aloft.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The Deku Leaf in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is used to slow falls and ride updrafts; it's only about two or three feet to a side, though it at least relies on [[AWizardDidIt magic]] for its power to stay aloft.
**
The sailcloth used by Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' to slow falls and ride updrafts; it's only about two or three feet to a side.
** The Deku Leaf in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''
is used for similar purposes and is of similar size; though it size.
** The Paraglider in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is
at least relies on [[AWizardDidIt magic]] a bit bigger than the previous two, and unlike them it seems specifically designed for its power this function. It's nonetheless way too small to stay aloft.realistically serve this function.
29th Dec '16 2:00:16 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* WoW has raggedy, patched parachutes that are about six feet squares but work perfectly until their time runs out or you land. The engineering tinker goblin glider has a pair of wings that unfold from one's cloak that are about the same surface area.

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* WoW ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has raggedy, patched parachutes that are about six feet squares but work perfectly until their time runs out or you land. The engineering tinker goblin glider has a pair of wings that unfold from one's cloak that are about the same surface area.
29th Dec '16 1:58:18 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* ''TheHerculoids''. Whenever Gloop or Gleep turn themselves into an ImprovisedParachute, they're significantly smaller than a regular parachute - too small to provide the braking power they do.
* Any and every WarnerBrothers cartoon parachute.
* Many cartoons show umbrellas being used as parachutes - the real-life consequences are shown on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' when Hank jumps off the roof of the compound with an umbrella (in a Batman Halloween costume), with fatal results.

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* ''TheHerculoids''. ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''. Whenever Gloop or Gleep turn themselves into an ImprovisedParachute, they're significantly smaller than a regular parachute - -- too small to provide the braking power they do.
* Any and every WarnerBrothers Creator/WarnerBros cartoon parachute.
* Many cartoons show umbrellas being used as parachutes - -- the real-life consequences are shown on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' when Hank jumps off the roof of the compound with an umbrella (in a Batman Halloween costume), with fatal results.



* ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''. Penelope once used her ''scarf'' as a parachute after jumping from a plane.

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* ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''.''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''. Penelope once used her ''scarf'' as a parachute after jumping from a plane.
22nd Aug '15 1:40:55 PM MadCat221
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** The Deku Leaf in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is used for similar purposes and is of similar size; though it at least uses magic.

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** The Deku Leaf in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is used for similar purposes and is of similar size; though it at least uses magic.relies on [[AWizardDidIt magic]] for its power to stay aloft.
16th Jan '15 2:08:07 AM TARINunit9
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* The B.A.S.E. Jumper parachute in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' isn't much bigger than an umbrella. Notably, [[AchievementsInIgnorance it can only be used by the two classes who can]] RocketJump.
13th Apr '14 11:16:29 PM erforce
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* ''UndercoverBrother''. When Undercover Brother falls over the edge of the cliff near the end of the movie, he floats to the ground using his bell-bottom pants as a parachute. They are much smaller than a normal parachute.
* ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'' - when Pee-Wee drives Mickey's Edsel convertible off a cliff, after several seconds of screaming, he raises the top, which balloons out a small amount and floats the two-ton car to a soft landing.
* ''TheGreatRace'' - Professor Fate has a small pedal-powered airship - but the envelope component looks too small to lift the metal gondola framework, let alone a person - and it carries ''two'' people. Still, it looks cool.
* ''TheGreatDictator''. One of the wacky inventions demonstrated by Grand Marshall Herring is a hat parachute. It doesn't work.

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* ''UndercoverBrother''.''Film/UndercoverBrother''. When Undercover Brother falls over the edge of the cliff near the end of the movie, he floats to the ground using his bell-bottom pants as a parachute. They are much smaller than a normal parachute.
* ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'' ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' - when Pee-Wee drives Mickey's Edsel convertible off a cliff, after several seconds of screaming, he raises the top, which balloons out a small amount and floats the two-ton car to a soft landing.
* ''TheGreatRace'' ''Film/TheGreatRace'' - Professor Fate has a small pedal-powered airship - but the envelope component looks too small to lift the metal gondola framework, let alone a person - and it carries ''two'' people. Still, it looks cool.
* ''TheGreatDictator''.''Film/TheGreatDictator''. One of the wacky inventions demonstrated by Grand Marshall Herring is a hat parachute. It doesn't work.
7th Jan '14 3:04:05 AM WillyFourEyes
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* The ''Aladdin'' example under Film also applies to the SNES platformer, though the player needs to pick up the rug first.

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* The ''Aladdin'' example under Film also applies to [[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom the SNES platformer, platformer]], though the player needs to pick up the rug first.
27th Nov '13 5:54:51 AM johnnye
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A type of {{Balloonacy}}, with ParasolParachute as a distinct subtrope. See also ImprovisedParachute, which often fits this trope.

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A type of {{Balloonacy}}, with ParasolParachute as a distinct subtrope.subtrope usually PlayedForLaughs. See also ImprovisedParachute, which often fits this trope.
27th Nov '13 5:54:05 AM johnnye
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In RealLife, parachutes are ''big''; rarely ever less than twelve to fifteen feet across once unfurled. But in animation (and comics especially), parachutes are usually much smaller -- a four to six foot diameter for example -- yet somehow, they still manage to work just as well (if not ''better'') than their real life counterparts. This also applies to airship envelopes, and for the same reasons.

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In RealLife, parachutes are ''big''; rarely ever less than twelve to fifteen feet across once unfurled. But in animation (and comics especially), parachutes are usually much smaller -- a four to six foot diameter for example -- yet somehow, they still manage to work just as well (if not ''better'') than their real life counterparts. This also applies to airship envelopes, and for the same reasons.
25th Nov '13 10:45:11 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* One episode of ''[[HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'' shows the short-but-massive Ram-Man descending on a parachute only slightly wider than his shoulders.

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* One episode of ''[[HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'' ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' shows the short-but-massive Ram-Man descending on a parachute only slightly wider than his shoulders.
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