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[[caption-width-right:350:Brought to you by a... [[ItMakesSenseInContext flying... monkey...]]]]
The ability of someone to fly around by standing or sitting on a cloud. Usually justified by the cloud being [[AWizardDidIt magic]] and largely implemented due to RuleOfCool.

Compare SkySurfing. See also FluffyCloudHeaven.
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!!Examples:
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/DragonBall'' (loosely based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', below) has The Flying Nimbus/''Kintoun'', a fast, yellow, possibly sentient cloud that Goku got from Roshi who in turn got it from Korin. It only allows people who are [[OnlyThePureOfHeart pure of heart]] to ride it; anyone else just falls through it like, well, a cloud.
* Coal in ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}} Kira Deco'' flies on a black cloud with its sides shaped like wings.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''[[ComicBook/AvengersTheInitiative Avengers: Initiative]]'' introduced Cloud 9, a mutant(?) girl who flies/surfs on a cloud-like substance she can control.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Sun Wukong from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is the TropeMaker, though his ability was actually NotQuiteFlight.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In ''Series/{{Monkey}}'', an adaptation of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', above, the title character had this ability, as did some of the monsters he fought.
* Ninjor from ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' can do this.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Michael Chen from the Creator/{{Taito}} shmup ''Cloud Master''.
* Lakitu from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games flies around on a smiley-faced cloud. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', the cloud also exists as an item (called "Jugem's Cloud" due to InconsistentDub) that can be used to skip levels. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', Mario can hijack the cloud and fly it himself.
* The Master from ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'' flies around standing on a cloud, on which he gives Jackie a ride to the {{Bonus Stage}}s. Jackie gets a cloud of his own for the final battle in the sky.
* The protagonist of the arcade version of ''VideoGame/KickleCubicle'' does this. In the NES version, he's carried by balloons instead.
* [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus]] are a trio of flying typed legendary Pokémon that all have clouds as their lower bodies, at least in their Incarnate Formes.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Pegasi can do this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. A spell exists for non-pegasi to do it too; it gets a lot of use in FanFiction.
** Mimic from the [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends original cartoon]] had a magic horseshoe that let the user generate clouds to carry themselves and others, and move said clouds at great speed.
* An episode of [[QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper and Blabber]] had the detectives tracking down a villain using a cloud as a means of transportation. The villain's name was Nimble Nimbus.
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