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30th Dec '17 2:06:15 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} Battle Royale'' has this in a completely different way than other games: instead of just propelling yourself in the air with a rocket's explosion players can actually ''ride a rpg as it flies in the air'' and shoot from above. Player can also abuse the physics to launch themselves forward after walking off the rocket for more forward momentum.
6th Oct '17 6:47:19 AM __Vano
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29th Aug '17 12:23:02 PM Bigri23
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29th Aug '17 9:56:10 AM Bigri23
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15th Apr '17 10:56:57 AM Cookiestroke
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* In an episode of "Manga/MyHeroAcademia", Izuku uses mines from a minefield to propel himself to the leading position in a race, however, he uses a part of a fallen robot as a shield to protect himself from the blast.

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* In an episode of "Manga/MyHeroAcademia", Manga/MyHeroAcademia, Izuku uses mines from a minefield to propel himself to the leading position in a race, however, he uses a part of a fallen robot as a shield to protect himself from the blast.
15th Apr '17 10:56:10 AM Cookiestroke
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*In an episode of "Manga/MyHeroAcademia", Izuku uses mines from a minefield to propel himself to the leading position in a race, however, he uses a part of a fallen robot as a shield to protect himself from the blast.
7th Apr '17 9:33:05 PM Perelandra
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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' ''Generations'', Light Bowgun users have access to a special move called "Bullet Geyser" which is basically a rocket jump in all but name. The one difference is that unlike most incarnations of the trope, the hunter isn't damaged by the blast.
31st Mar '17 2:23:40 PM Rysto
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* The opening for the second season of the ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' anime contains two examples. First, Darkness stacks an iron door on top of some [[DefeatEqualsExplosion explosive monsters]] and has the party stand on the door. Detonating the monsters launches the party into the sky. Seconds later, Megumin casts her explosion magic, and Aqua catches the backdraft in her raiment, slowing the party's descent.
25th Mar '17 10:08:06 PM FearlessSon
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A technique most commonly encountered in FirstPersonShooter games, rocket jumping involves explosives (often rockets, obviously, but grenades or other explosives and items can be used in the same way) used to propel the player to normally unreachable places. Depending on the game, this might either be the only way to jump, or it has to be combined with timed jumps for full effect. Rarely is this practice implemented as a necessary skill in the game itself. When developers began realizing the potential of this trick, they thought to hide {{Easter Egg}}s and secrets with it. On the other hand, rocket jumping has also been used, with incredible effect, [[{{Speedrun}} to completely humiliate]] [[SequenceBreaking structural efforts used by developers]] to [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom streamline your gaming experience]].

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A technique most commonly encountered in FirstPersonShooter games, rocket jumping involves explosives (often rockets, obviously, but grenades or other explosives and items can be used in the same way) used to propel the player to normally unreachable places. Depending on the game, this might either be the only way to jump, or it has to be combined with timed jumps for full effect. Rarely is this practice implemented as a necessary skill in the game itself. When [[DevelopersForesight developers began realizing the potential of this trick, trick]], they thought to hide {{Easter Egg}}s and secrets with it. On the other hand, rocket jumping has also been used, with incredible effect, [[{{Speedrun}} to completely humiliate]] [[SequenceBreaking structural efforts used by developers]] to [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom streamline your gaming experience]].
10th Jan '17 8:02:38 AM Zottoman
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** {{Conversed}} by Pharah, who has a rocket launcher but also has a {{jetpack}}, rendering this trope unnecessary for her. One of her voice lines is "Rocket Jumping? Sounds dangerous."[[note]]It is still entirely possible to rocket jump, albeit to very low heights, as Pharah, and can occasionally be seen when one is in trouble with their jetpack on cooldown. Usually it doesn't work and just results in death.[[/note]]

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** {{Conversed}} by Pharah, who has a rocket launcher but also has a {{jetpack}}, rendering this trope unnecessary for her. One of her voice lines is "Rocket Jumping? Sounds Jump? That sounds dangerous."[[note]]It is still entirely possible to rocket jump, albeit to very low heights, as Pharah, and can occasionally be seen when one is in trouble with their jetpack on cooldown. Usually it doesn't work and just results in death.[[/note]]


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** Soldier: 76 can use his helix rockets. Combining this with his sprint ability lets him get to places he previously couldn't, moreso than Zarya.
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