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1st Dec '16 4:56:32 AM Morgenthaler
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Cars in fiction tend to be [[CoolCar pretty awesome]]. Some just look cool and go fast. Others have [[WeaponizedCar weapons systems]] and [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] built into them. And then there are these cars, which can transform in order to traverse terrain meant for other vehicles. Like boats. Or ''planes''. There are practical reasons for this to be the case, of course; after all, you wouldn't want to have to give up chasing the villains because they planned a water escape that you didn't account for. The primary reason, though, is the RuleOfCool. Because being able to drive off a pier in a sports car, transform on the way down, and hit the water in a speedboat is just plain {{badass}}.

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Cars in fiction tend to be [[CoolCar pretty awesome]]. Some just look cool and go fast. Others have [[WeaponizedCar weapons systems]] and [[InvisibilityCloak active camouflage]] built into them. And then there are these cars, which can transform in order to traverse terrain meant for other vehicles. Like boats. Or ''planes''. There are practical reasons for this to be the case, of course; after all, you wouldn't want to have to give up chasing the villains because they planned a water escape that you didn't account for. The primary reason, though, is the RuleOfCool. Because being able to drive off a pier in a sports car, transform on the way down, and hit the water in a speedboat is just plain {{badass}}.
badass.
30th Jun '16 9:00:01 AM Someoneman
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* The upcoming sequel to ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing'' will have everyone's racers convert between car, aircraft and boat depending on the terrain.

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* The upcoming sequel to ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing'' will have everyone's racers In ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing Transformed'', vehicles convert between car, aircraft and boat depending on the terrain.
25th Jun '16 2:21:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Gadgetmobile in ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' and ''InspectorGadget2015''. The earliest model had a plane mode in "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas," but only to set up a "Go-Go Gadget Plane" joke.

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* The Gadgetmobile in ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' and ''InspectorGadget2015''.''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015''. The earliest model had a plane mode in "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas," but only to set up a "Go-Go Gadget Plane" joke.
31st Jan '16 8:43:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Superfriends}}'' (1973/74) episode "Too Hot To Handle". The aliens have a fire truck that can convert into a rocket ship and fly.

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* ''{{Superfriends}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' (1973/74) episode "Too Hot To Handle". The aliens have a fire truck that can convert into a rocket ship and fly.
13th Jan '16 11:22:03 AM Piando
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* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'' might actually be the UrExample of this trope. The major premise was basically "Check out this car: it can fly."



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* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'' might actually be the UrExample of this trope. The major premise was basically "Check out this car: it can fly."

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* ''{{Champions}}''. Vehicles can have any form of movement super characters can, including flight, swimming, tunneling and even teleportation. They can also have the power of ShapeShifting so they have an appropriate form for the movement mode they're in.

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* ''{{Champions}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''. Vehicles can have any form of movement super characters can, including flight, swimming, tunneling and even teleportation. They can also have the power of ShapeShifting so they have an appropriate form for the movement mode they're in.



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* The ''SpyHunter'' games are probably one of the best examples of this. In addition to being able to transform into a CoolBoat, if the armor takes too much damage, it will be shed to reveal a motorcycle (or a jetski) underneath). In the sequel, it can optionally convert into an off-road mode, where the ground clearance is raised, wheels widened and the tyres have spikes come out of then, which reduces speed but significantly improves handling when offroad.
* One of the more expensive mods you can add to your car in ''StreetsOfSimCity'' is a flight modification which, well, [[CaptainObvious allows you to fly]]. Why is this useful, you ask? Dude, you can make your car [[Franchise/BattlestarGalactica frakking]] fly. Who needs a reason?

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* The ''SpyHunter'' ''VideoGame/SpyHunter'' games are probably one of the best examples of this. In addition to being able to transform into a CoolBoat, if the armor takes too much damage, it will be shed to reveal a motorcycle (or a jetski) underneath). In the sequel, it can optionally convert into an off-road mode, where the ground clearance is raised, wheels widened and the tyres have spikes come out of then, which reduces speed but significantly improves handling when offroad.
* One of the more expensive mods you can add to your car in ''StreetsOfSimCity'' ''VideoGame/StreetsOfSimCity'' is a flight modification which, well, [[CaptainObvious allows you to fly]]. Why is this useful, you ask? Dude, you can make your car [[Franchise/BattlestarGalactica frakking]] fly. Who needs a reason?



* The upcoming sequel to ''SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing'' will have everyone's racers convert between car, aircraft and boat depending on the terrain.

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25th Sep '15 4:35:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Both the Batmobile and GreenArrow's Arrowcar can transform into planes. The Batmobile can also turn into a GiantMecha.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Both the Batmobile and GreenArrow's ComicBook/GreenArrow's Arrowcar can transform into planes. The Batmobile can also turn into a GiantMecha.
13th Jul '15 9:55:21 AM PrimeEvil
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* The Ghostbuggy from ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters''. The series took this UpToEleven: to see the car actually ''driving'' was a rare sight ([[LimitedAnimation the wheels didn't have to be animated]].)
* The Gadgetmobile in ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' and ''InspectorGadget2015''. The earliest model had a plane mode in "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas," but only to set up a "Go-Go Gadget Plane" joke.
26th May '15 6:42:47 AM erforce
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-->--'''Doc Brown''', ''Film/BackToTheFuture''

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* At the end of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Doc Brown travels forward to 2015 and gets some pretty major work done on the Delorean, including a "hover conversion" that's really more of a "flight conversion". At the end of ''Back to the Future III'', he does the same thing to a ''[[CoolTrain locomotive]]''.

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* At the end of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Doc Brown travels forward to 2015 and gets some pretty major work done on the Delorean, including a "hover conversion" that's really more of a "flight conversion". At the end of ''Back to the Future III'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', he does the same thing to a ''[[CoolTrain locomotive]]''.



* In ''BluesBrothers2000'', the updated Bluesmobile could function underwater.

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* In ''BluesBrothers2000'', ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'', the updated Bluesmobile could function underwater.
2nd Apr '14 12:50:03 PM erforce
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* Many James Bond examples.

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* Many James Bond ''Film/JamesBond'' examples.



** ''DieAnotherDay'''s Colonel Moon uses hovercrafts to cruise over the Korean demilitarized zone (which is littered with mines). Bond destroys his base, and Moon is forced to go underground and build a giant sunlight-reflecting satellite to destroy the minefield, instead. (Which had to be more expensive than simply buying more hovercrafts...)
* ''TheLastStarfighter''. Centauri's car is also a starship.
* In ''[[Film/TheBluesBrothers Blues Brothers 2000]]'', the updated Bluesmobile could function underwater.

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** ''DieAnotherDay'''s ''Film/DieAnotherDay'''s Colonel Moon uses hovercrafts to cruise over the Korean demilitarized zone (which is littered with mines). Bond destroys his base, and Moon is forced to go underground and build a giant sunlight-reflecting satellite to destroy the minefield, instead. (Which had to be more expensive than simply buying more hovercrafts...)
* ''TheLastStarfighter''.''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Centauri's car is also a starship.
* In ''[[Film/TheBluesBrothers Blues Brothers 2000]]'', ''BluesBrothers2000'', the updated Bluesmobile could function underwater.
7th Jan '14 5:30:00 PM nombretomado
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* DangerMouse has a car that can also become an airplane. In fact, it's seen up in the air more often than not.

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* DangerMouse WesternAnimation/DangerMouse has a car that can also become an airplane. In fact, it's seen up in the air more often than not.
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