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Want to have [[InASingleBound incredible jumping powers]] without having any [[StockSuperpowers superpowers]] in the first place? Why look no further than wearing the good old spring coil.

In fiction, the spring coil is a guaranteed way to reach high places, among other things such as a powerful attack or pushing back enemies. A RubberMan may be able to reshape himself/herself into a spring coil. Sometimes part of TrickedOutShoes.

Often accompanied by a notable StockSoundEffects from string instruments.

See also SpringsSpringsEverywhere for when springs are part of the background, SpringJump, and HoppingMachine.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Played with in ''Manga/OnePiece'', Bellamy's [[AppliedPhlebotinum Devil Fruit Power]] ''is'' being able to turn his body into springs, which he uses to jump around and increase the power of his attacks.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Lagann used springs from its legs in the first episode to move around quickly. They seem to be [[ThisIsADrill drills]] stretching.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* [[TheSmurfs The Flying Smurf]] tears another Smurf's couch to tie the springs under his shoes in one of his several (failed) attempts to fly.
* Spring boots are one of the trademark gadgets of Donald Duck's italian superhero identity Paperinik.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': after Judge Doom is revealed as a Toon, he uses Toon springs on his feet to jump after Eddie Valiant.

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[[folder: Folklore ]]

* The mysterious figure [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Heeled_Jack Spring Heeled Jack]] was given that name due to his incredible jumping ability.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short "Hoi Polloi" (1935), Curly gets a spring stuck on his rear end while he's dancing. Every time one of the other dancers would bump into him and knock him down, he'd spring back to his feet again.

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* In a couple of issues of ''{{Heathcliff}}'', an experimental cat treat allows Heathcliff to become the incredibly bouncy and flexible Elasticat! A springy coil is, of course, one of the things he shapes himself into.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/WarioLand'': Wario can turn into a spring that allows him to reach high areas.
* ''[[{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Banjo Tooie]]'' had spring boots used for jumping.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' The protagonist, Chell, has a different type of spring (linear-flex) attached below her knees (via a brace). Rather than assist with jumping, these are meant to explain why the player never takes fall damage.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', these springs have been incorporated into her boots, highlighted by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9Sc88qreg this]] advertisement.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': the Spring Mushroom. That encases Mario's whole body in a spring.
* In the first ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' game you can only jump, until you find the pogo stick. Then you can "jump" while on the pogo stick to jump really high. You get to keep the pogo stick in future games.
* Spring Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''.
** In the Japanese version, when [[MegaManning you get Spring Man's weapon]], Auto makes a joke about attaching the coils to his feet so that he could be "Super Auto".
** The first ''MegaManLegends'' game has the hero use a set of coils on his leg armor to power up his jump.
* Coily in ''QBert''.
* In the final stage of ''{{Plok}}'', the "Secret Super Weapon" you have to fight the Flea Queen with a helmet, a can of Flea spray and a pair of spring boots. While they ''do'' boost your jump height, [[PowerupLetdown they have the problem of turning]] ''[[ScrappyLevel every step into a jump.]]''
* One of the powerups in ''SeriousSam II'' found in one of the boss stages has them.
* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Spoink has this as its tail. Taken UpToEleven in its PokÚdex entry; in that the bouncing regulates its heartbeat. [[FridgeHorror In other words, if it doesn't keep bouncing all the time, it will die.]]
** Its evolution Grumpig has one as its tail as well.
* ''Thing On A Spring'': An obscure Commodore64 platformer featuring a little frog-headed slinky toy thing. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* One of the tools your gruntx could get in ''VideoGame/{{Gruntz}}''.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' features Rattley the Rattlesnake, [[PowerupMount an animal buddy]] who utilizes this.
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies 2: It's About Time'': the Spring Bean bounces a zombie back once before needing to recharge. In the Pirate Level, it is able to launch zombies into the water to instantly kill them depending on their position.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* One of the many AcmeProducts used by Ralph Wolf (Wile. E. Coyote's progenitor in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''), in the cartoon "Ready, Woolen and Able"
* "Coil Man" from HannaBarbera'a ''TheImpossibles''
* In the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon, a cosmetics robot had springs built into her ankles.
* Spring coils from the [[TrickedOutShoes shoes]], legs, and hat are some of the many, many gadgets in the arsenal of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' (1973) episode "The Ultra Scam", one of the villain's has shoes with springs in the sole that he uses to bounce around.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Rob Cockerham from Cockeyed.com built a [[http://cockeyed.com/incredible/shoes/shoes.html real-life pair of spring shoes]] out of mattress springs and Chuck Taylors.

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