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- Appears repeatedly in the Gundam franchise:
- The original Mobile Suit Gundam has the Dom, which has this as its defining feature. It actually has thermonuclear jet engines built into its legs to accomplish the feat.
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team also features the Dom, and the monstrous Apsalus III is capable of moving in this fashion (though it can also fold up its legs and move into straight-up flight).
- In Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, the Dom appears alongside the Xamel, a mobile suit so heavily armed and armored that it can barely walk, so it uses hover skating as its primary form of locomotion.
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing has the Tragos, a bulkier version of the standard Leo that is normally docked with a hovercraft system (bearing some resemblance to 0083's Xamel, but without the giant cannon), and the Olifant, which is basically a large gun platform (not even having arms) with massive hover-skating legs.
- In one episode of Excel Saga, after discovering Hyatt's Trail Of Dead Birds, Excel's pants flare out and she begins hover-skating to follow the trail, as a direct Shout-Out to Gundam's Dom.
- The Zoids franchise uses this:
- Powerful zoids (such as the Geno Saurer and Geno Breaker from Zoids: Chaotic Century and the Berserk Fury from Zoids: New Century) can move like this using built-in thrusters.
- A human-sized version appears briefly in Zoids: New Century; while on vacation, Jamie uses a pair of floating boots to slide down a mountainside, a la skiing without the snow.
- The Transforming Mecha of the Macross series can move like this, especially in gerwalk mode, where they're essentially fighter planes with legs.
- Caine Wise, and later Jupiter Jones, sports a pair of these in Jupiter Ascending, after the former lost his wings due to a disciplinary action.
- In Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain, Claire accomplishes this with ground-repelling shoe inserts.
- In Super Powereds, Alice uses her gravity power to move this way during the warehouse-clearing exercise, giving her better kinesthesia than if she just flew, while still silencing her footsteps.
- The psionic power "Skate" in Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 doesn't actually make the target hover, but it does let them "slide along solid ground as if on smooth ice", which has much the same effect.
- Robecca Steam of Monster High has these with a steampunk flare.
- The Hover Boots in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are a rare example that don't move forward by themselves; Link still has to walk when he's wearing them. They also have a short time limit, so they're mostly used to solve puzzles rather than as a means of travel. But they still let Link walk over obstacles like water, quicksand, or even empty air while they're active.
- Shadow from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise uses hover skates to keep up with Sonic.
- Mega Man Volnutt uses jet-skates in Mega Man Legends.
- In El Sword, Add can use his Nasod Dynamos to do a hovering dash by placing them around his feet. He can also use them to dash in midair.
- Main method of transportation in Hover Revolt Of Gamers.
- The Time Traveler in The Cave has these, although they just appear to be for visual effects, seeing as she's from the future. Apparently everyone in the future wears them after running out of fossil fuels for cars.
- Ratchet & Clank use the Hoverboots in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, and Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. They let you speed around and jump off ramps.
- A core gameplay mechanic in Starsiege: Tribes and it's sequels, although given the hilly terrain, Hover Skis might be more accurate. "Skiing" down slopes to build up speed, and using jump jets to boost uphill are how players are expected to build up the extreme speeds the game centers around.
- One Richie Rich Riches short from 1982 starts with Richie, Gloria and Dollar on hover skates.