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19th Jul '16 9:09:18 PM PaulA
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* In ''LegoStarWars,'' you can play as Watto, the Toydarian junk dealer from ''ThePhantomMenace.'' His normal mode of travel is flying, but don't try it over a chasm...

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* In ''LegoStarWars,'' ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars'', you can play as Watto, the Toydarian junk dealer from ''ThePhantomMenace.'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. His normal mode of travel is flying, but don't try it over a chasm...
9th Jul '16 2:49:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Hahli Mahri]] has wing for fins that she used underwater to great effect, but became useless after she turned into an air-breather again.

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\n* [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} Hahli Mahri]] has wing for fins that she used underwater to great effect, but became useless after she turned into an air-breather again.
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8th Jun '16 9:40:14 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' Seraph robots has decorative vestigal wings. At least [[SuperPrototype S1]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=428 moved fast]] enough that they ''may'' have been an aerodynamical adjustment, but on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=9 S13]] they only helped to [[TheWoobie look plain sad]].

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
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Seraph robots has decorative vestigal vestigial wings. At least [[SuperPrototype S1]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=428 moved fast]] enough that they ''may'' have been an aerodynamical aerodynamic adjustment, but on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=9 S13]] they only helped to [[TheWoobie look plain sad]].sad]].
** Faeries come at it from the other direction. They can naturally fly, but wear ornamental wings they make themselves as a form of clothing.
25th May '16 4:54:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* There's a half-example in ''RozenMaiden'' where Suigintou's wings do ''something''--act as weapons--but have absolutely nothing to do with flying.

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* There's a half-example in ''RozenMaiden'' ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' where Suigintou's wings do ''something''--act as weapons--but have absolutely nothing to do with flying.
22nd May '16 3:24:25 PM WillyFourEyes
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** Druddigon. Despite having wings, it's not a Dragon/Flying-type--it's just a Dragon-type and doesn't have Levitate. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation According to the Pokedex]], it uses its wings to absorb sunlight for warmth.

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** Druddigon. Despite having wings, it's Druddigon is not a Dragon/Flying-type--it's just a Dragon-type and doesn't have Levitate. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation According to the Pokedex]], it uses its wings to absorb sunlight for warmth.



* In ''VideoGame/{{SSX}} On Tour'' you can get bat wings as an accessory. This Troper has had to explain to suspicious multiplayer opponents ''many times'' that, in fact, the Wings Do Nothing.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{SSX}} On Tour'' you can get bat wings as an accessory. This Troper has had accessory, but they're just there for show and don't actually allow you to explain to suspicious multiplayer opponents ''many times'' that, in fact, the Wings Do Nothing.fly.




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* In ''VideoGame/PopfulMail'', the Gaws have short wings that aren't very useful in helping them fly. One of the Gaws that joins your party can use his to do a floating jump.
23rd Apr '16 4:40:32 PM MajinAkuma
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[[folder:Anime]][[folder:Anime & Manga]]
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.
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