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23rd Apr '16 4:40:32 PM MajinAkuma
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23rd Apr '16 7:34:22 AM AgProv
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Compare GogglesDoNothing, for clothing and accessories that are there for the sole purpose of looking cool. See also StationaryWings. If the wings work sometimes, but not when it would actually be useful, it's a case of AcrophobicBird.

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Compare GogglesDoNothing, for clothing and accessories that are there for the sole purpose of looking cool. See also StationaryWings.StationaryWings and the possible justification, on aesthetic grounds, in SymbolicWings. If the wings work sometimes, but not when it would actually be useful, it's a case of AcrophobicBird.
24th Jan '16 6:10:28 PM nombretomado
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* The Twins' father in ''{{Superjail}}'' appears as a large, winged balloon-like creature. But due to the tiny size of his wings, they're unable to help him fly when he's injured and generally just flap uselessly as he speaks.

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* The Twins' father in ''{{Superjail}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' appears as a large, winged balloon-like creature. But due to the tiny size of his wings, they're unable to help him fly when he's injured and generally just flap uselessly as he speaks.
16th Jan '16 8:38:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MagicTheGathering'', [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1781 Whippoorwill]] is a bird and has wings, but cannot fly. Art guidelines have been changed so as to prevent this kind of confusion in current sets.

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* In ''MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1781 Whippoorwill]] is a bird and has wings, but cannot fly. Art guidelines have been changed so as to prevent this kind of confusion in current sets.



* In ''ChangelingTheDreaming'', you can have wings as either a merit or a flaw. As a merit they do indeed allow you to fly, while as a flaw they get in the way a lot and make clothes shopping hard (but they look cool).
* In ''WraithTheOblivion'', some wraiths will spontaneously develop vestigial wings after [[DeadToBeginWith waking up dead]]. This, and other physical alterations, is related to their psychology, somehow.
* In ''{{Witchcraft}}'''s follow-up game Armageddon, angels and fallen angels can have wings or not and are able to fly either way. However, having wings does improve maneuverability in the air.

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* In ''ChangelingTheDreaming'', ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'', you can have wings as either a merit or a flaw. As a merit they do indeed allow you to fly, while as a flaw they get in the way a lot and make clothes shopping hard (but they look cool).
* In ''WraithTheOblivion'', ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'', some wraiths will spontaneously develop vestigial wings after [[DeadToBeginWith waking up dead]]. This, and other physical alterations, is related to their psychology, somehow.
* In ''{{Witchcraft}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Witchcraft}}'''s follow-up game Armageddon, angels and fallen angels can have wings or not and are able to fly either way. However, having wings does improve maneuverability in the air.
10th Jan '16 6:37:13 AM Quanyails
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** Averted in ''VideoGame/Castlevania/OrderOfEcclesia'', where Volaticus does the same thing - but Shanoa ''can'' use them to fly. Good luck doing Large Cavern without them.

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/Castlevania/OrderOfEcclesia'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', where Volaticus does the same thing - but Shanoa ''can'' use them to fly. Good luck doing Large Cavern without them.
4th Dec '15 10:31:25 PM BattleMaster
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\n* Some mechs in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' have winglike structures on their backs. While rules for a piece of tech called Partial Wings were eventually added to the game, which improved the mech's jumping ability, for the most part, wing structures are purely decorative.

30th Nov '15 9:44:42 PM DarkMask
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', when a member of the Troll alien race reaches [[SuperMode God-Tier]] they gain a pair of butterfly/insectoid-esque wings. However, as shown when the normal human players also enter God-Tier and ''don't'' get wings but are still capable of flight, the Troll wings are pretty much assumed to be completely superfluous.
30th Nov '15 9:36:43 PM DarkMask
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* Franchise/SailorMoon's [[FrillyUpgrade Eternal form's]] seem to be purely decorative.

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* Franchise/SailorMoon's [[FrillyUpgrade Eternal form's]] seem to be purely decorative. If you look closely, you'll even see the "wings" are actually an overly elaborate bow that sits at the small of her back, at the top of her skirt.
22nd Nov '15 4:33:25 PM nombretomado
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* Wings that do ''something'' are viewed as a "power" in ''SaintBeast'', meaning most angelic characters have wings that do nothing if it's not granted to them. These wings tend to be hidden as such.

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* Wings that do ''something'' are viewed as a "power" in ''SaintBeast'', ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', meaning most angelic characters have wings that do nothing if it's not granted to them. These wings tend to be hidden as such.
30th Oct '15 5:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* Many games with VirtualPaperDoll features (e.g. ''GuitarHero 5'' and ''[[TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'') have wings as character creation items. Even ''MortalKombat Armageddon'', which had characters that could ''fly'', gave your character the possibility to add wings to their design, but not a move to put them to work (not even a mo-capping from Sindel, who can fly without wings).

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* Many games with VirtualPaperDoll features (e.g. ''GuitarHero ''VideoGame/GuitarHero 5'' and ''[[TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'') have wings as character creation items. Even ''MortalKombat Armageddon'', which had characters that could ''fly'', gave your character the possibility to add wings to their design, but not a move to put them to work (not even a mo-capping from Sindel, who can fly without wings).
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