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25th Jun '16 11:49:31 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' a flying mount chooses when to flap its wings seemingly at random. You can go up, do loops, turns or anything without the wings so much as twitching, and then you pitch down and suddenly the wings go FLAP FLAP. Oh, and the wings only go up and down. They don't actually appear to pull you along. Acceptable break there, wing animations are never really done accurately.
* ''BattleForWesnoth'' is a mixed bag; units such as the WingedHumanoid Elvish Shyde and Sylph have more stationary, insectoid wings. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in those cases by them mainly flying using [[AWizardDidIt magic]].

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' a flying mount chooses when to flap its wings seemingly at random. You can go up, do loops, turns or anything without the wings so much as twitching, and then you pitch down and suddenly the wings go FLAP FLAP. Oh, and the wings only go up and down. They don't actually appear to pull you along. Acceptable break there, wing animations are never really done accurately.
* ''BattleForWesnoth'' ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' is a mixed bag; units such as the WingedHumanoid Elvish Shyde and Sylph have more stationary, insectoid wings. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in those cases by them mainly flying using [[AWizardDidIt magic]].
6th May '16 12:42:49 AM Doug86
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* Dark from the Anime/DNAngel anime usually doesn't have to flap.

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* Dark from the Anime/DNAngel ''Manga/DNAngel'' anime usually doesn't have to flap.
20th Mar '16 8:33:20 PM Syrika
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* Dark from the Anime/DNAngel anime usually doesn't have to flap.



* The various [[ComicBook/Hawkman Hawkmen]] never flap their wings. They're rudders used to steer them and the flight is actually propelled by antigravity devices.

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* The various [[ComicBook/Hawkman [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Hawkmen]] never flap their wings. They're rudders used to steer them and the flight is actually propelled by antigravity devices.
9th Mar '16 3:47:40 PM GreatWyrmGold
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* Cell from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' possesses wings, but does not move them even when flying. Given that most of the cast [[IBelieveICanFly flies despite lacking wings]], this is unsurprising.
20th Nov '15 12:16:13 AM MachRider1985
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Avaloni people are winged humanoid aliens. When they fly, their wings only flap during the take-off and the landing.
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18th Oct '15 11:56:39 PM IndridCold13
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* Famously bad anime Anime/GarzeysWing really, really should have done this instead of giving the audience a closeup of the organ that keeps the fairy's wings beating.



* Hawkgirl in JusticeLeagueUnlimited never needed to flap her wings, and she was frequently seen ''hovering in the air'' with her wings just lazily swaying back and forth. This is despite the fact that she's just supposed to be a winged alien with no supernatural powers.
** In the comics, the various Hawkmen never flap their wings. They're rudders used to steer them and the flight is actually propelled by antigravity devices.
*** Very much depends on the writer. Hawkman and co. have been many {{RetCon}}s and changes in the past and across the DCU multiverse regarding the organic-ness or otherwise of their wings

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* Hawkgirl in JusticeLeagueUnlimited never needed to flap her wings, and she was frequently seen ''hovering in the air'' with her wings just lazily swaying back and forth. This is despite the fact that she's just supposed to be a winged alien with no supernatural powers.
** In the comics, the
The various Hawkmen [[ComicBook/Hawkman Hawkmen]] never flap their wings. They're rudders used to steer them and the flight is actually propelled by antigravity devices.
*** ** Very much depends on the writer. Hawkman and co. have been many {{RetCon}}s and changes in the past and across the DCU multiverse regarding the organic-ness or otherwise of their wings


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* Hawkgirl in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague never needed to flap her wings, and she was frequently seen ''hovering in the air'' with her wings just lazily swaying back and forth. This is despite the fact that she's just supposed to be a winged alien with no supernatural powers.
22nd Aug '15 9:58:27 PM nombretomado
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* Inexplicably averted with the movie version of [[GundamWing Wing Zero]], which actually does flap it wings, which just makes it even sillier, since not only is it a giant robot, but most of the time it's in space.

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* Inexplicably averted with the movie version of [[GundamWing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Zero]], which actually does flap it wings, which just makes it even sillier, since not only is it a giant robot, but most of the time it's in space.
18th Aug '15 8:39:54 AM ChaosGallade
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** Many flying pokemon in the newly-3D X and Y versions float, including physics-bending ones such as the 111 pound Skarmory.

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** Many flying pokemon Flying Pokémon in the newly-3D X and Y versions float, including physics-bending ones such as the 111 pound Skarmory.float in one spot without flapping their wings. Examples are Salamence, Xatu, and Swellow.
24th Jul '15 1:58:28 PM Austin
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* Similarly in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books, although gryphons' wings are large and powerful, they aren't *quite* powerful enough to allow such a large animal to fly; fortunately, gryphons all--even those who aren't really mages--have enough magic to help. Gryphons who blunder into areas where there is little or no magical energy, however, will crash.

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* Similarly in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] books, although gryphons' wings are large and powerful, they aren't *quite* powerful enough to allow such a large animal to fly; fortunately, gryphons all--even those who aren't really mages--have enough magic to help. Gryphons who blunder into areas where there is little or no magical energy, however, will crash.
15th Jun '15 12:14:45 AM Sugao
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* In the ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'' manga, the Destruct's wings are never shown to move. Rhi'a may or may not move hers, depending on the scene (they always seem to be drawn the same way, but sometimes have lines or sound effects implying she might flap them). In the [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]], Rhi'a rarely flies (and thus [[PartialTransformation rarely has her wings]]), and when she does it often appears to be more of a "big jump" than actual flight, but her wings are mostly unused.
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