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21st Sep '16 5:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* Everyone in the world of ''BatenKaitos'' has wings, which allow them all to fly. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In battle]]. Outside of battle, they still use stairs, ladders, etc, and most buildings are one or two stories. This is subverted in ''Baten Kaitos Origins'', where characters fly around with wings outside of battle, and the main character uses them to dash about and jump over large gaps.

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* Everyone in the world of ''BatenKaitos'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' has wings, which allow them all to fly. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In battle]]. Outside of battle, they still use stairs, ladders, etc, and most buildings are one or two stories. This is subverted in ''Baten Kaitos Origins'', where characters fly around with wings outside of battle, and the main character uses them to dash about and jump over large gaps.
9th Sep '16 11:17:14 AM Elfkaiser
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* [[BirdPeople Ernest]] from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' carries a pair of mechanical folding wings that open up to provide him a bit of a glide during certain jumps of his. It's not on par with that of his fellow Aviant Benedict though and is more of a cosmetic animation than an actual glide.
4th Sep '16 6:27:21 PM Whitewings
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* The title character of Frederick Pohl's ''Man Plus'' has enormous batlike wings anchored in his back. They have no aerodynamic function whatsoever; they're actually solar collectors.



* The title character of Frederick Pohl's ''Man Plus'' has enormous batlike wings anchored in his back. They have no aerodynamic function whatsoever; they're actually solar collectors.

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* The title character of Frederick Pohl's ''Man Plus'' has enormous batlike wings anchored in his back. They have no aerodynamic function whatsoever; they're actually solar collectors.
4th Sep '16 6:26:45 PM Whitewings
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* The title character of Frederick Pohl's ''Man Plus'' has enormous batlike wings anchored in his back. They have no aerodynamic function whatsoever; they're actually solar collectors.
28th Aug '16 10:03:57 PM Berrenta
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* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'', the hero starts out with only decorative wings, but acquires flight power in the [[EleventhHourSuperPower final stage]]. In the Game Boy sequel, they can slow his descent and Pit is again able to obtain a powerup that allows {{flight}}. In ''Uprising'', he's still incapable of flight, and Palutena has to [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity personally]] [[SupernaturalAid bestow]] the "Miracle of Flight" upon him, in order to let him fly for 5 minutes at a time.

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* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'', the hero starts out with only decorative wings, but acquires flight power in the [[EleventhHourSuperPower final stage]]. In the Game Boy sequel, they can slow his descent and Pit is again able to obtain a powerup that allows {{flight}}. In ''Uprising'', he's still incapable of flight, and Palutena has to [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity personally]] [[SupernaturalAid bestow]] the "Miracle "Power of Flight"[[labelnote:*]]"Miracle of Flight" in the Japanese version and the game's initial reveal[[/labelnote]] upon him, in order to let him fly for 5 minutes at a time.
1st Aug '16 8:25:09 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': The [[WingedHumanoid Lydians]] have wings, but they don't actually do anything; in particular, they don't let Lydians fly (by natural means, that is).
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.
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