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11th Jun '18 9:09:49 AM Jubileus57
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* Late in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', Amaterasu can equip the (optional) Water Tablet to allow her walking on water as it it was solid ground.
* This is a power the hero can learn in ''VideoGame/CatQuest'' to be able to visit islands.
23rd May '18 9:28:01 AM Onlythrice
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', Ben manages to accomplish this as [[FragileSpeedster XLR8]].
6th Apr '18 11:39:11 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': Water Walking is an "Alteration" class spell that allows you to walk (and run and jump) on water for a set duration of time, though you can also enchant it as a permanent effect. Very useful for moving around quickly in the many coastal and swampy areas of the map.
** While water-walking is no longer a spell in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the ''Dragonborn'' expansion has a pair of enchanted boots with the effect. They cannot be disenchanted to learn the effect, so you're forced to hang onto the boots if you want to use it.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': Morrowind]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Water Walking is an "Alteration" class a spell that effect classed in the [[UtilityMagic Alteration]] school of magic. It allows you to walk (and run and jump) ''jump'') on water for a set duration of time, though you duration. It can also enchant it as be [[ItemCrafting enchanted]] onto an item for a permanent constant effect. Very It is useful for moving around navigating coastal or swampy terrain, allowing you to move more quickly in than when swimming while also dodging any dangers that may lurk beneath the many coastal and swampy areas of the map.
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** While water-walking Water Walking is no longer a spell in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the ''Dragonborn'' expansion has DLC adds a pair of enchanted boots with the effect. They cannot be disenchanted to learn the effect, so you're forced to hang onto the boots if you want to use it.



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. You can jump around on top of the water without the aid of magic if your acrobatics skill is high enough. There is also a water-walking spell for the less athletic.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. You can jump around on top of the water without the aid of magic if your acrobatics skill is high enough. There As mentioned above, the Water Walking spell effect is also a water-walking spell for the less athletic.an option.
15th Mar '18 2:57:43 PM SeizureFerret
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' where Jesus thunder is stolen because the lake happens to be ''frozen'' at the moment. He can still walk on water otherwise, but since he cant show it off at the moment, the Apostles are not impressed. He then attempts to levitate only to realize his sandals have frozen to the ice.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' where Jesus Jesus's thunder is stolen because the lake happens to be ''frozen'' at the moment. He can still walk on water otherwise, but since he cant can't show it off at the moment, the Apostles are not impressed. He then attempts to levitate only to realize his sandals have frozen to the ice.
17th Dec '17 11:46:10 AM Someoneman
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* John does this a couple of times in ''FanFic/WithStringsAttached''. Notably, the first time he does it, he screams [[CrowningMomentOfFunny “Look at me! Look at me! I'm Jesus!”]]

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* John does this a couple of times in ''FanFic/WithStringsAttached''. Notably, the first time he does it, he screams [[CrowningMomentOfFunny “Look at me! Look at me! I'm Jesus!”]]Jesus!”



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has one scene where Yuna performs a sending by walking out onto open water, then performing the traditional sending dance while the water rises into a column under her feet. It's never explained how she did that and she never does it again. Considering Yuna's [[MessianicArchetype role in the plot]], it was probably a case of WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.\\\
There's also the fact that between this, the level of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome the scene contains]], the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome music that accompanies]] the scene, and the beauty of the graphics, this may be everyone involved with the making of the game [[RuleOfCool showing off.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has one scene where Yuna performs a sending by walking out onto open water, then performing the traditional sending dance while the water rises into a column under her feet. It's never explained how she did that and she never does it again. Considering Yuna's [[MessianicArchetype role in the plot]], it was probably a case of WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.\\\
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RuleOfSymbolism. It may also the fact that between this, the level of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome the scene contains]], the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome music that accompanies]] the scene, and the beauty of the graphics, this may just be everyone involved with the making of the game [[RuleOfCool showing off.]]
5th Dec '17 12:07:55 PM DustSnitch
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* In a show of divinely-gifted power, the first angel to appear in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' walks across a swamp of anger to help Dante on his odyssey through {{Hell}}.
4th Dec '17 12:01:39 AM ultimomant
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* [[spoiler:Saber]] can do so in ''LightNovel/FateZero'', because of the blessing of the [[spoiler:[[Myth/KingArthur Lady of the Lake]]]]. It never comes up in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', however. Then, in ''Hollow Ataraxia'', it turns out that despite being able to walk over water, ''she can't actually swim'', and freaks out in a public pool. It is hilarious. [[spoiler:Saber's]] ability to do this is possibly a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic extension]] of her [[spoiler:[[JeanneDArchetype martyrhood]] for Britain as King Arthur.]]

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* [[spoiler:Saber]] can do so in ''LightNovel/FateZero'', because of the blessing of the [[spoiler:[[Myth/KingArthur Lady of the Lake]]]]. It never comes up in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', however. Then, in ''Hollow Ataraxia'', ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', it turns out that despite being able to walk over water, ''she can't actually swim'', and freaks out in a public pool. It is hilarious. [[spoiler:Saber's]] ability to do this is possibly a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic extension]] of her [[spoiler:[[JeanneDArchetype martyrhood]] for Britain as King Arthur.]]
23rd Nov '17 6:51:52 AM LadyJafaria
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* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested a device that was supposed to allow {{Ninja}} to do this. It took several tries before they could do anything useful with them.
2nd Oct '17 5:30:05 AM Ccook1956
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* Implied: The ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Smilin' Jack" had chopper pilot Jack Mitchell presenting a cigar to Col. Potter.
-->'''Jack:''' Right from [=MacArthur=]'s desk!\\
'''Potter:''' I may develop an urge to walk on water.
12th Sep '17 8:40:25 AM CosmicFerret
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A common variant is the ability to only ''run'' across water (frequently by SuperSpeed characters such as TheFlash), which is just as cool, and somewhat more scientifically plausible -- high speed is what enables thrown rocks to skip across water and jet-ski boats to (no pun intended) run; in these cases, losing speed or coming to a stop will result in the character sinking, requiring them to swim. Characters with flight might achieve a similar effect by hovering just about the surface, and those characters who like MakingASplash might use water powers instead.

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A common variant is the ability to only ''run'' across water (frequently by SuperSpeed characters such as TheFlash), Franchise/TheFlash), which is just as cool, and somewhat more scientifically plausible -- high speed is what enables thrown rocks to skip across water and jet-ski boats to (no pun intended) run; in these cases, losing speed or coming to a stop will result in the character sinking, requiring them to swim. Characters with flight might achieve a similar effect by hovering just about the surface, and those characters who like MakingASplash might use water powers instead.



* In ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'', TheFlash {{Expy}} Bullet's [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]] has him being hit with [[SuperSerum Energy X]] while in-flight and crash-landing in Vietnam during the [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar war]]. The energy makes him a {{Speedster}}, so he is able to run away from bullets but has trouble [[RequiredSecondaryPowers stopping himself]] before hitting the ocean and ends up running all the way to the US. He can't do that [[GameplayAndStorySegregation in the game]], though.

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* In ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'', TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash {{Expy}} Bullet's [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]] has him being hit with [[SuperSerum Energy X]] while in-flight and crash-landing in Vietnam during the [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar war]]. The energy makes him a {{Speedster}}, so he is able to run away from bullets but has trouble [[RequiredSecondaryPowers stopping himself]] before hitting the ocean and ends up running all the way to the US. He can't do that [[GameplayAndStorySegregation in the game]], though.



* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash'' uses running on water in a SunkenCity level. Entering BulletTime will allow TheFlash to cross water in between platforms. His ArchEnemy, Zoom, can do the same thing, leading to an on-foot HighSpeedBattle ''while still running on water''.

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* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash'' uses running on water in a SunkenCity level. Entering BulletTime will allow TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash to cross water in between platforms. His ArchEnemy, Zoom, can do the same thing, leading to an on-foot HighSpeedBattle ''while still running on water''.
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