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11th Apr '16 7:56:51 PM aye_amber
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** Extends to MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames in the swimming events: Other Sonic characters can swim but Sonic has to wear a life jacket and looks like he's trying to run through the water.

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** Extends to MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames in the swimming events: Other Sonic characters can swim but Sonic has to wear a life jacket and looks like he's trying to run through the water.
19th Mar '16 4:11:25 PM Derkhan
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* Creator/StevenErikson has also done one: In midnight tides, Ublala Pung, a huge humanoid with an extra pair of lungs is sentenced to death, by being burdened with gold then let swim across the river. Insted, he just walks across the bottom, waves to his captors, and walks away with the gold.

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* Creator/StevenErikson ''Literature/MidnightTides'', book five of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', has also done one: In midnight tides, two examples:
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Ublala Pung, a huge humanoid with an extra pair of lungs Pung is sentenced to death, death by being burdened with gold then let [[WinYourFreedom a procedure called the Drownings]], and made to swim across the river. Insted, he just walks canal burdened with a bag of gold. However, thanks to being a [[OurGiantsAreBigger Tarthenal]], he's bigger than a human and has four lungs, enabling him to simply walk across the bottom, waves to canal's bottom and win his captors, and freedom.
** The Guardian, an entity of unspecified origin which is set up by Mael, Elder God of the Sea, to guard the names of long forgotten gods, is basically a suit of armor that
walks away with around on the gold.sea bottom and challenges any intruders.
23rd Jan '16 12:45:59 PM HeraldAlberich
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->'''Captain Jack:''' To the boats!\\
''[sees Barbossa glaring at him, steps back to let him speak]''\\

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->'''Captain Jack:''' To All hands to the boats!\\
boats! ''[sees Barbossa glaring at him, steps back to let him speak]''\\back]'' Apologies. You give the orders.\\



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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': The undead pirates walk along the ocean floor to reach Commodore Norrington's ships undetected.
** Earlier in the film, Jack and Will commandeer a skiff, turn it upside down and trap air inside it, and walk along the bottom of the harbor.
** And in ''Dead Man's Chest'', the [[FishPeople crew]] of the ''Flying Dutchman'' walk from their submerged ship to the shore of Isla Cruces.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'':
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The undead pirates walk along the ocean floor to reach Commodore Norrington's ships undetected.
** *** Earlier in the film, Jack and Will commandeer a skiff, turn it upside down and trap air inside it, and walk along the bottom of the harbor.
** And in ''Dead In ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest'', Chest]]'', the [[FishPeople crew]] of the ''Flying Dutchman'' walk from their submerged ship to the shore of Isla Cruces.
8th Jan '16 7:58:29 AM Kamikashi
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* The final exam of the German Kampfschwimmer (Combat Divers; allegedly more {{Badass}} than their US counterparts, the SEALS, but slightly less impressive than the UK Special Boat Service) involves an apnoe walk around the bottom of a training pool, which is why until today, no woman has ever passed the test (lack of lung volume).
21st Dec '15 4:58:54 PM Gerusz
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* ''VideoGame/[[Fallout4}}'': any character wearing [[PoweredArmor Power Armor]] will walk underwater instead of swimming. (The armor has a breathing system, even when the character is not wearing the helmet.)

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* ''VideoGame/[[Fallout4}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'': any character wearing [[PoweredArmor Power Armor]] will walk underwater instead of swimming. (The armor has a breathing system, even when the character is not wearing the helmet.)
21st Dec '15 4:58:30 PM Gerusz
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* ''VideoGame/[[Fallout4}}'': any character wearing [[PoweredArmor Power Armor]] will walk underwater instead of swimming. (The armor has a breathing system, even when the character is not wearing the helmet.)
23rd Nov '15 5:59:23 PM Galacton
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog can't swim at all--developer Yuji Naka gave him this limitation under the mistaken belief that real-life hedgehogs couldn't swim. So, depending on the game, Sonic either runs underwater or has SuperDrowningSkills.
** Since ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic 3]]'' in the series, Tails is an odd mix of this ''and'' being able to swim quite freely (as a rough analogue to his ability to fly above water). However he tires fast and then sinks. Knuckles also can "glide" underwater.
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and a few of the later 2D installments give Knuckles the ability to swim along the top of the water. In [=SA2=] he can dive, in the 2D games he simply switches to the standard sink-and-walk.

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog
** Sonic the Hedgehog
can't swim at all--developer Yuji Naka initially gave him this limitation under the mistaken belief that real-life hedgehogs couldn't swim. So, depending on the game, Sonic either runs underwater or has SuperDrowningSkills.
SuperDrowningSkills. He can however, move over the top of the water if he is running fast enough.
** Since The other characters walk along the bottom too but many of them have abilities that let them swim temporarily.
** In 2D Sonic games since
''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic 3]]'' in the series, 3]]'', Tails is an odd mix of this ''and'' being able to can swim quite freely (as a rough analogue to his ability to fly above water). However he tires fast and then sinks. sinks.
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Knuckles also can "glide" underwater.
** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''
underwater in ''Sonic 3 and a few of Knuckles'' in the later 2D installments give ''Sonic Advance'' games this becomes a swim analogue like Tails' flying. The ''Sonic Advance'' series also gives Knuckles the ability to swim along the top of the water. In [=SA2=] ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' he can dive, in the 2D games he simply switches to the standard sink-and-walk.swim freely and even gets a power-up that let's him breath underwater.



** The recent games have also had Sonic invert this, since he is fast enough to run on top of the water.
** Extends to MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames in the swimming events: Sonic just wears a life jacket and tries to run across.

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** The recent games have also had Sonic invert this, since he is fast enough to run on top of the water.
** Extends to MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames in the swimming events: Other Sonic just wears characters can swim but Sonic has to wear a life jacket and tries looks like he's trying to run across.through the water.
3rd Nov '15 8:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheDeathOfSuperman The Return of Superman]]'', a powerless {{Superman}} traveled from the Antarctic by riding inside a giant kryptonian battle-robot, who walked along the sea bottom.

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* In ''[[TheDeathOfSuperman ''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman The Return of Superman]]'', a powerless {{Superman}} traveled from the Antarctic by riding inside a giant kryptonian battle-robot, who walked along the sea bottom.
21st Oct '15 2:22:50 PM Generality
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush is tossed in the sea tied to an idol, and is able to walk around at the bottom. He can also do this in [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge the sequel]] when investigating a sunken ship, in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' (as an EasterEgg) and in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush is tossed in the sea tied to an idol, and is able to walk around at the bottom. He can also do this in [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge the sequel]] when investigating a sunken ship, in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' (as an EasterEgg) EasterEgg), in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'' while searching for a treasure hoard under a lake, and in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''.
4th Oct '15 8:54:52 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-->- ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''

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-->- ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''



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* Subject Delta in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' is permanently fused to his armored Big Daddy diving suit and therefore can walk on the sea floor indefinitely, but is far too heavy to swim.
** See also: every other Big Daddy, on all counts.

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* Subject Delta in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' is permanently fused to his armored Big Daddy diving suit and therefore can walk on the sea floor indefinitely, but is far too heavy to swim.
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swim. See also: every other Big Daddy, on all counts.



* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', when wearing the Iron Boots.
** Also an ability of Zora Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Zora Link is perfectly capable of traditional swimming; walking underwater is purely optional.

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* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', when wearing the Iron Boots.
** Also
Boots. This is also an ability of Zora Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Zora Link is perfectly capable of traditional swimming; walking underwater is purely optional.



** Ironically averted with his ragdoll in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Nothing like watching more than a ton of solid steel armor float down the river.
*** Played straight in the actual gameplay (when Master Chief is alive). Jumping into deep water make you sink and [[SuperDrowningSkills kills you instantly]] (likely for gameplay reasons; Master Chief should be able to survive it, but since there's no actual way to get yourself out of the deep body of water, you just die). There are some places where the water is deep enough to immerse yourself, but not deep enough to kill you. It can make for handy cover.

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** Ironically averted with his ragdoll in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Nothing like watching more than a ton of solid steel armor float down the river.
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river. Played straight in the actual gameplay (when Master Chief is alive). Jumping into deep water make you sink and [[SuperDrowningSkills kills you instantly]] (likely for gameplay reasons; Master Chief should be able to survive it, but since there's no actual way to get yourself out of the deep body of water, you just die). There are some places where the water is deep enough to immerse yourself, but not deep enough to kill you. It can make for handy cover.


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* This is how diving suits work: A person inside the suit presurized to stop the water from crushing them can freely walk underwater for as long as they have oxygen and their suit doesn't decompress. Of course, if that happens, [[BodyHorror it's not a pretty sight.]]
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