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->''"Where the hell do [[OneWingedAngel Safer Sephiroth]]'s wings come from in VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII's final battle? Jenova? Lifestream? JRPG villain garage sale?"''
--> -- ''[[http://socksmakepeoplesexy.net/index.php?a=ff07 The Rise and Fall of Final Fantasy]]''

If an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot android,]] HumongousMecha, PoweredArmor, {{Mon|s}}, MagicKnight, MagicalGirl, or basically any super powered individual [[AmplifierArtifact gets a power up]], or starts out ''really'' powerful and [[PowerMakeover wants it to show]], they will have {{wing|edHumanoid}}s.

Specifically, feathery white angelic wings, [[OneWingedAngel even for villains!]] (Though they might only have [[FashionableAsymmetry the one]].) Wings made of HardLight or PureEnergy are also popular; expect them to be ColorCodedForYourConvenience. These wings will of course allow the character to {{fl|ight}}y, [[PowerFloats float]], and [[PowerGlows glow]], all [[StationaryWings without needing to flap them]]! If the cast already has a character with a pair and he's been [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours surpassed]], the surpasser will have ''two'' pairs of wings. To differentiate what sort of wings your newly-powered-up character has gained, see GoodWingsEvilWings.

Often paired with a HolyHalo, just for the imagery, which you can [[ImageLinks/PowerGivesYouWings enjoy here!]]

The title is a play on the Red Bull slogan "Red Bull Gives you Wings!"

''[[TropeCo/PowerGivesYouWings This item]] is available in the TropeCo/TropeCo catalog.''

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* The TropeNamer is the famous ad campaign for Red Bull; "Red Bull gives you wiiiiiings!"
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Used in ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer,'' where the most powerful Deus had an Angel that could spontaneously grow wings. [[spoiler: By the end of the series, so could the protagonist - but only in the anime.]]
* Various machines in the Franchise/{{Gundam}} multiverse have wings in various forms, mostly {{Mid Season Upgrade}}s:
** The [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory 2]] has energy wings that double as cutting weapons.
*** ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' introduced the F99 "[[SuperSpeed Recordbreaker]]", precursor to the V2... unfortunately, they fell victim to a NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup goof by the heroes, hence why it took 20 years to re-invent them.
** The Anime/TurnAGundam and Turn X have the [[http://fc09.deviantart.net/images3/i/2004/10/8/f/Turn_A__Moonlight_Butterfly.jpg Moonlight Butterfly]], wings made of nanomachines. [[spoiler: They destroy [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt CIVILIZATIONS.]]]]
** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]] has physical wings that can briefly sprout a [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/24400000/GSD-gundam-seed-destiny-24471449-1024-768.jpg pair of red/pink energy wings]]. Aside from granting greater mobility, the energy wings also leave behind vibrant after-images that confuse eyes and sensors alike but guzzle power at an accelerated rate.
** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Freedom]] has [[http://www.google.com/imgres?num=10&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=651&tbm=isch&tbnid=NxEDsQgWXmVj0M:&imgrefurl=http://juniorgundam.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/for-the-love-of-freedom/&imgurl=http://juniorgundam.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/freedom1.jpg&w=640&h=480&ei=bIo_UMqOKcX_4QT1lIHQBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=316&vpy=241&dur=421&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=188&ty=89&sig=101543106199624412025&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=124&tbnw=165&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0,i:180 ten physical wings]] for purely aesthetic purposes (except the topmost pair which contain [[WaveMotionGun positron cannons]]). Its successor, the Strike Freedom, has wings that double as AttackDrone racks and can [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nFs51gsrzwg/TdEXWVc6Y7I/AAAAAAAAAFs/9UftzLmaNNM/s1600/Gundam_Seed_Destiny___11_by_neofireatlarge-1.jpg sprout four blue energy wings once the drones are detached]].
** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Zero]] gets a pair of [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_K27lD4vnypM/TLhZ3ZGIdtI/AAAAAAAAABo/s9p6KdQvEg0/s1600/1064960920_cturesZero.JPG feathery-looking wings]] in ''Endless Waltz''. The upgraded Deathscythe also gets a pair of [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/endlesswaltz/xxxg-01d2.jpg bat-like wings]] that give it stealth capabilities.
** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 0 Gundam]] has a pair of seraphic wings in the first episode; WordOfGod states that the "wings" are formed from massive [[MinovskyPhysics GN Particle]] [[PowerIncontinence leakage]]. Why this would ''look'' like seraphic wings? Probably because angels are a central theme to the series.
*** The Throne Drei from the same series spreads false GN particles as an extremely effective form of chaff. What isn't justified is the emitters being arranged in such a way that the particle burst [[http://www.darkmirage.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/27_gundam00_ep16h.jpg resembles a massive phoenix]]. The 00 Raiser gets its own version with [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/00collector/Trans-Am/trans-amburst04.png Trans-Am Burst]].
*** The epilogue of TheMovie briefly shows us [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/screenshot20110104at147.png/ the 00 Quan[T] assimilated by the ELS]] with eight translucent wings.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' follows tradition with the AGE-2 Double Bullet and its [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120326021304/gundam/images/f/f4/AGE-2_Double_Bullet_-_Using_Beam_Sabers.jpg shoulder-mounted beam saber wings]], in what seems a deliberate CallBack to the V2 Gundam.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** Hayate sprouts six black wings when she [[FusionDance unisons]] with Reinforce, and Signum gains [[HotWings wings of fire]] when she unisons with [[spoiler: Agito]].
** While Nanoha herself doesn't do this, her staff Raising Heart ''does'', the number and size of the wings it sprouts for any given spell are a good rough indicator of just how much someone's going to get hurt. Subaru's [[EmpathicWeapon Mach Caliber]] has Gear Excellion, which is a blue version of Nanoha's and she uses it against [[spoiler:her older sister Ginga, who's been {{Brainwashed}} by Scaglietti as a Number.]]
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has wings during her second transformation; for about 3 seconds before they disappear in a burst of feathers.
** She also has wings on her Eternal fuku, but these appear to be purely decorative along with her FrillyUpgrade. Later on, when it's time for the final battle, she grows real wings. Her opponent, Sailor Galaxia, grows demon wings.
** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], Moon, [=ChibiChibi=], the Starlights, and Kakyuu can grow wings and [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace fly in space]], apparently.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', where Tenchi and Juraian warships have the Light Hawk Wings.
** Much like kitsune mythology, the number of Light Hawk Wings shows how much power one has up to nine wings. Three is the highest a mortal can possess; ten wings are worn by gods and goddesses. [[spoiler:Tenchi's not mortal, as the final (current) episode of the OVA shows that Tenchi's now sporting ''five'' of those things. Ryoko (as the daughter of a goddess) will also be able to have ten of them when she reaches full maturity (if Tenchi gives her back her other two power gems, that is), but given that she hasn't done so yet after [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 5000 years]], who knows how long that will take.]]
* In the ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' anime finale, [[spoiler: Vash's and Knives' [[{{BFG}} Angel]] [[WaveMotionGun Arms]] are unleashed to the maximum level,]] and spontaneously sprout wings.
* Very common in the Franchise/PrettyCure franchise:
** Since Anime/FreshPrettyCure, every movie features the lead Cure getting an upgrade with wings which later appear in the final of each TV series, but that said upgrade includes the entire group.
** In the second Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureMaxHeart movie, the main characters got wings, new hairstyles a new costumes.
** In the first ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' movie, the team becomes Super Precure 5 and grows butterfly wings as shown in the picture above. In the second, the leader becomes Shining Cure Dream, with feathery wings. The butterfly wings appear in the final of ''[=Yes! 5 GoGo=]'' again.
** In Anime/FreshPrettyCure the, Cure Peach becomes Cure Angel with angel wings in the final of the series, everyone becomes Cure Angel.
** Averted in Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure, where the the wings of their SuperMode are already featured before the movie was aired and the ultimate upgrade in the series is something completely different.
** In Anime/SuitePrettyCure movie, Cure Melody becomes Cure Crescendo Melody with two pairs of golden wings. The group gets this upgrade later in the final.
** In Anime/SmilePrettyCure movie, Cure Happy becomes Ultra Cure Happy, the group gets the Ultra upgrade in the final. However, Ultra Cure Happy's wings are much larger in the movie than in the series.
** The Anime/PrettyCureAllStars movies give every Cure new wings in the final battles.
* The Divine Cloths of the Saints in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' are more powerful and winged versions of their normal armours.
** No need to go as far as that. ''Every single time'' (particularly in [[TheMovie the movies]]) Seiya's Cosmo burns bright enough to make him a real threat to the latest BigBad, he somehow summons the Sagittarius armor to him to replace the Pegasus Cloth. The wings, golden halo, and bow and arrow seem designed to inspire an angelic symbolism.
** In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' and ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'', the new Bronze Saints and the original Gold Saints respectively get Omega cloths and god gold cloths with brand new wings.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' provides a clear example of people who has started to reach the capability to understand the path of Heaven and God's will.
** [[SuperpowerLottery Accelerator]] does it during the climax of his fight against Kihara Amata grows [[GoodWingsEvilWings Black Wings]], later being called [[AGodIAm ''He who wields a piece of power that equates to God'']].
** [[SuperpowerLottery Kakine Teitoku]], the second strongest esper, has not two but three sets of wings making him to look as a seraph being called: ''[[AGodIAm He who wields a piece of heaven that is inhabited by God]]''.
** [[DimensionLord Aiwass]] also has Golden Wings hidden by his/her/it very long hair.
** [[TheOmniscient Index]] also grows ''Red Wings'' probably due to she is technically a God of Magic.
* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] gets a set of six wings in ''End of Evangelion'' before proving FreudWasRight for all eternity. Suitably, her Wings become so large, they can cover the Entire Earth.
** Unit 01 and Shinji gain wings of pure energy when exiting the Geofront explosively, giving it a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Seraph-like appearance]]. Except it doesn't really help, as he finds outside the reason why he fought--the last person who he thought alive who he cared about/loved/????--turns out to have been EATEN.([[spoiler: Asuka.]]) Poor bastard never gets a break.
** For all the Power tropes simultaneously exhibited, the first thing Eva-01 does is become more helpless than it was the entire series.
** Unit 01 also sprouts six energy wings in the opening, even though that never occurs in the show itself (until the movie, anyway). Also, [[spoiler:Adam sprouted quite a few wings...probably six too, before it initiated Second Impact, wiping out half of humanity and messing up the World's Ecosystem permanently.]]
** A more straight example appears in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' after Eva-01 merges with [[spoiler:Rei and the remains of Zeruel (who had been given a ''very'' epic ass-kicking from Shinji)]] and grows wings of energy.
** Fanfic writers really like this trope in general, such as in the fic ''True Angel'' by Innortal, where Shinji has power that manifests retractable wings, which happen to be somewhat contagious, thus a power spike ends with several hundred random people getting their own wings.
* [[spoiler:Rin Asougi]] in ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' sprouts a pinkish-white pair of wings after becoming the new Guardian of Yggdrasil. It may be interesting to mention that there are "normal" {{Winged Humanoid}}s (appropriately called "[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]]") in the series but their wings are bloody red in color.
* In ''ShugoChara'', Amu and Utau's most powerful forms - [[spoiler:Amulet Diamond and Seraphic Charm]] - both have very large wings that enable them to fly in pretty formations. [[spoiler:Utau's prove useful, as [[PerpetualMolt the feathers]] purify all the X-Eggs in the area.]]
* Both Yayois in ''KoiKoi7'', who have wings in white and black, respectively. The pink-haired Yayoi made a DivingSave with hers, and the silver-haired Yayoi's wings were mostly limited to the OP to show that she meant trouble.
* Wings are very prominent in ''{{Sekirei}}'', where a kiss from an Ashikabi is required to "wing" a Sekirei, granting them greater power. More a case of "wings give you power", but still a good example.
* Michel in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' starts out with four wings. After [[spoiler:killing the Black Beauty Sisters and stealing their LifeEnergy]], he's got six.
* In ''CodeGeass'', the newest-generation Knightmare Frames, the Lancelot Albion and Guren SEITEN both sport glowing, angel-like wings made of green and red energy, respectively.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This trope is often combined with OneWingedAngel for final-form powerups.
** [[AloofBigBrother Byakuya Kuchiki]] manifests an aura in the shape of a pair of wings when he uses the "Final Scene, White Imperial Sword" attack of his EmpathicWeapon.
** Toshiro Hitsugaya gets a pair of [[AnIcePerson ice wings]] when he unleashes his ''bankai''.
** Uryu Ishida gains a single wing of light when he unleashes his ultimate power.[[spoiler: It's later stated this was an incomplete form of an even more advanced Quincy technique, which can produce two wings.]]
** [[spoiler:Ulquiorra's bat wings]].
** [[spoiler:Tosen's fly-like wings in his resurrección and Aizen's brief butterfly-like wings when fused to the hogyoku.]]
** Ginjo gets some weird-ass dragonfly wings when he unleashes his full power. The anime made them ''bright pink''.
* Kaoru from ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' gets angel wings when she faces off against one of [[DarkMagicalGirl Mio's]] clones combined with a bulldozer. The show's second opening theme is titled "MY WINGS", and plays up the wing symbolism further by showing the entire trio with wings.
* In ''ShakuganNoShana'', Shana sprouts flaming wings during her second fight against Margery Daw.
* In the "Rescue Sasuke" arc of ''{{Naruto}}'', [[TheBigGuy Chouji]] uses a number of food pills during a battle to give him power boosts. The third one instantly converts all his body fat into chakra, which blaze from his back like glowing blue butterfly wings ([[MeaningfulName Chouji means "butterfly"]]). [[spoiler:He is later able to summon the chakra wings without taking the red pill.]]
** Also Sasuke's Curse Seal Level Two, though instead of being angelic they're more of a cross between bat wings and ''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/naruto/images/e/eb/Sasuke_in_Cursed_Seal_Level_2_2.jpg webbed hands]]'', and he can't fly, just glide and use them as shields.
* Many {{Shoujo}} related stuff. They may not always keep the wings, but the wings will always show up in their MagicalGirl transformation or something. And of course, wings are decorated on their accessories, weapons, and battle outfits as well.
* The protagonist of ''{{Clover}}'' deploys an ArmCannon from his [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic arm]] at the end of the story. It has wings for no particular reason.
* When [[spoiler:Griffith]] becomes a Godhand at the end of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', he takes on a rather sleek demonic form with batlike CapeWings known as Femto.
* When [[Manga/AirGear Minami Ikki]] discovers the wing road and later on the storm road, his motif is often depicted as a set of wings. He can also literally summon a pair of wings from his Air Treks whenever he enters the Wing road.
* The ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' had a MidSeasonUpgrade with robot bird booster packs, which granted them flight capability and some increase in power.
* All spirits in the world of ''VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'' have wings by default; the more they have, the more powerful they are. A great majority of them are two-winged, but one of the most powerful, Corti, has six.
* Both Ameri and Yumina receive wings during the course of events in ''VisualNovel/{{Tayutama}}''. Yumina's wings are angelic and golden, so they're clearly good. Ameri's are dragonlike and black, so they are clearly bad.
* Nodoka of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', when she's channeling the Nodocchi personality that allowed her to become the top online {{Mahjong}} player, will be depicted as sprouting wings from her back.
* It's probably easier to name the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' who ''don't'' get wings (or at least some form of flight) as they reach their highest levels of power. Though Digimon does have a bit of a trend that the more wings you have, the more powerful you are. Example; Angemon, (six wings), Magnaangemon (eight wings), and Seraphimon, (ten wings)
* Setsuna's pactio card in ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'' gives her large, beautiful white wings with which to fly around slicing the MonsterOfTheWeek. Does not apply in [[MahouSenseiNegima the main series/manga]], as she (as a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]]) has the power to pull out from the beginning but largely does just fine without them.
* The Crusniks in ''TrinityBlood'' sprout wings in their more powerful forms.
* Maka from ''Manga/SoulEater'' demonstrates her new-found power (special 'Grigori' soul plus Death Scythe partner) by producing wings on Soul for them to fly with. Cute but unimpressive at first, Soul Resonance transforms them into large, angelic ones.
** They were only cute and unimpressive because Maka demanded cute wings. She later grows out of that line of thinking.
*** It was also down to her and Soul disagreeing on the image of wings. Maka wanted 'cute angel', Soul could not imagine 'angelic' in relation to Maka, and the conflict makes them crash. The compromise resulted in the little wings they got when flying with Kim. As per usual, their mutual feeling and badassery allowed them to up the ante to fight Gopher. As with the black blood, the rather cool wings shown in that fight might well end up the norm.
** Much earlier on, the result of consuming the souls collected by Nidhogg enables Crona and Ragnarok to grow wings. Kid appropriately calls them the "black dragon".
** Hiro grows a pair of wings made of light while holding Excalibur.
** Gopher's own grigori soul allows him to grow wings (though not physical ones) to fly, but unlike Maka's they are black which she puts down to magic, presumably Noah's influence.
* The Fly card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' initially causes wings to grow on Sakura's sealing staff, which she then can ride like a FlyingBroomstick. But early in the Sakura Card arc, [[spoiler: she changes the card to instead grow wings on her back, letting her fly alone and leaving the staff free to be used with the Sword card.]] [[MentorMascot Kero]] is completely astonished that she was capable of this.
* ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'': [[spoiler: Hamel sprouts wings while delivering the final blow to Kestra. It was the first time his angel blood showed.]] The wings disappear soon after.
* In Anime/{{Pokemon}} during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCp3LXNjFIg&feature=related Sinnoh Grand Festival]] where Zoey battles Nando. Mismagius used Psywave to give Leafeon an ''awesome'' set of ''[[PowerGlows glowing]]'' HardLight wings.
* ''Anime/ArmitageIII'': The upgrade that [[spoiler: Armitage]] receives at the end of the OVA plays with this, as the wings (and the subsequent mobility they provide) is half of the upgrade. Even [[spoiler: Armitage]] [[LampshadeHanging finds them to be a little pretentious]].
-->"It's a little too ''angelic'' for my taste."
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': [[spoiler: After Byakuran finishes finishes his little Exposition about Ghost, he shows off the flames Ghost absorbed as wings.]]
* In KamikazeKaitouJeanne, [[spoiler:Jeanne got a large wings in the final of the anime.]]
* All Tennyo, save for Akira and Ryo, in ''Anime/RakugoTennyoOyui'', have a pair of glowing wings on the back of their magical girl outfits.
* Both [[spoiler: Arika]] and [[spoiler: Nina]]of ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' grow wings during their final battle.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler:The eponymous character]] gets a pair of wings in her [[spoiler:[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Goddess form]].]] Later, [[spoiler:Homura]] inherits this power. At an unspecified time in the future, her wings turn into a [[TheStinger disturbing black tattered wings-thingie]].
* In ''SaintBeast'', all angels have wings, but most [[WingsDoNothing can't use them]]. Among the characters that can, however, are Rey, who gets functional wings bestowed on him at the Day of Benediction ceremony as mediated sort of power-up, and Luca [[spoiler:an AmnesiacGod]], whose wings appear under duress.
* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', both J-Der and King J-Der have a utility called Plasma Wing. It basically gives the mecha 10 peacock-tailfeather-shaped wings, that allow them to travel much faster, and are fueled by [[{{Determinator}} raw determination]]. King J-Der only uses its Plasma Wings once, however, as part of its special attack, J-Phoenix, where it sets itself on fire and rams the enemy.
* In ''Anime/HyperSpeedGranDoll'', Hikaru's final power-up, Gran Master, comes with wings.
* The Thriller Bark arc of ''OnePiece'' had Robin showcasing a power where she can use her Hana Hana abilities to makes wings. The downside is that she can only stay in the air for five seconds. The wings are made of body parts after all.
* ''[[Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual Dual: Parallel Trouble Adventure]]''. During the final battle, after the limiter is removed, Zinv gets Lighthawk Wings and [[Film/TheyLive runs out of bubble gum.]]
* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', Pretear's final form White Pretear has huge translucent butterfly wings.
* In a more comedic example, England from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' grows a pair of white, feathery wings in his Britannia Angel form.
* Subverted in Battle Angel Alita: Last Order. In the ZOTT Finals, Alita grows a pair of enormous, angel-like wings with damascus blades instead of feathers, which seem to hamper her more than anything else. Her actual thoughts shortly after growing them? "Seriously though, what's with these wings?! They're in the way! Why did I grow them in the first place?"
* Once they turn into their mecha forms, the Mashin of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' each have enormous wings based on their animal forms. Selece has draconic wings, Windam has bird wings, and Rayearth the wolf has ''fire wings''. Oh, and in Part II of the manga, [[spoiler:Mokona gains angelic wings when it reveals itself to be the Creator]].
* In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'', Urin appears with a pair of butterfly wings after she awakens from a literal cocoon. In the final episodes the wings grow huge and colorful.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[spoiler: when [[BlowYouAway Wen]][[BadassAdorable dy]] obtains [[SuperMode Dragon Force]], she grows white feathers on her back that resemble wings,]] which makes sense considering that [[spoiler: the Sky Dragon Grandine (who taught her her magic in the first place) actually has a more bird-like form than most Dragons, including feathery wings.]]
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', Yami Yugi gains wings after using the Duel Armor to merge with his monsters. Usually, these monsters either have wings themselves or can fly on their own.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Michel's most common power-up is the ability to grow wings.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Peter David's ''{{Supergirl}}'' series had the heroine become an "Earth Born Angel" with Flaming Wings. However, she already had the ability to fly.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', Emp's DieOrFly-instigated uber-power-boost is accompanied by the appearance of temporary Energy Wings.
* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' the wings of the Guardians are originally this, as (differently from the animated series) they can't actually fly (and admit they have no idea why they have them when [[LampshadeHanging Orube asks them why they have wings]]). Later the New Power MidSeasonUpgrade gives them working wings.
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/OffTheLine'': In Terra Online high-leveled players can equip wings as that will allow them {{Flight}}. Even winged races like Gria, can only glide compared to the true flight of equipped wings. They also serve as decorative status symbols.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesterAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** Twilight along with the human versions of Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy gain wings when using the Element of Magic.
** The same goes for [[BigBad Sunset Shimmer]], who gets evil-looking bat wings as part of the full OneWingedAngel package. [[spoiler:After her HeelFaceTurn and the events of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', she gains new ones as part of her new SuperMode, which happen to be [[HotWings on fire]]]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Ravnica novels, Feather gets an interesting inversion. As punishment for an unmentioned crime, she had her wings bound and was demoted. When Kos removes the bindings, not only does she become able to fly, she also dramatically increases in power and her personality becomes more aggressive.
* Somewhat spoofed in [[http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/dragonlance_never/Doujinshi/dl_pg19.jpg this]] ''{{Dragonlance}}'' doujinshi comic.
* In Creator/NeilGaiman and Creator/TerryPratchett's ''GoodOmens'' when [[spoiler: Crowley and Aziraphale take the side of the Antichrist in preventing The Apocalypse, they decide it's pointless hiding their wings anymore. In a subversion of the [[GoodWingsEvilWings devil wings]] trope, Crowley also has feathered wings; after all, he may be Fallen, but he's still an Angel.]]
* Kerry Ellison, in the WhateleyUniverse. Well, her codename ''is'' Seraphim, so it's not exactly a big surprise. Slightly subverted in that the first time she manifests her angelic wings she flaps around and can't fly straight until she gets used to them..
* In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''[[Literature/BloodAngels Deus Encarmine'' and ''Deus Sanguinius'']], Arkio grows wings -- although in this case, it also makes him look like their primarch reborn, as Sanguinius had wings. [[spoiler:Later, after the Chaos taint that had made Arkio like that was revealed, Rafen fights the demon behind it. For a moment, while wielding the power of the Spear of Telesto, he takes on the appearance of Sanguinius, complete with wings.]]
** In ''[[GauntsGhosts Sabbat Martyr]]'', the eponymous Saint[[spoiler:'s reincarnation]] is shown charging into battle with giant, [[PowerGlows glowing]], ethereal green wings. They don't appear to be functional, but they form the shape of the Imperial Aquila, serving as a sort of battle standard. They get ''even bigger'' when she [[spoiler: kills Enok Innokenti]], too.
* In ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'', [[spoiler:Haruyuki's Avatar Silver Crow is the first Flying Avatar in the Accel World. His "basic" moves -- punch and kick -- are actually special moves -- ''flying punch'' and ''flying kick''.]]
* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', Joshua and Miron gain ability to manifest wings as a result of [[spoiler:their Triumvirate bond forming]], increasing their power threefold.
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* A number of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series add a flying mecha midseason, which combines with the main mecha to give it wings as a MidSeasonUpgrade. Examples of these flight combinations include [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger TimeRobo Shadow]]/[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Shadow Force Megazord]], [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Killer AbarenOh]]/[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Valkasaurus Megazord]], [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Ultimate DaiBouken]]/[[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive DriveMax Ultrazord]], [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Engine-Oh G9]]/[[Series/PowerRangersRPM SkyRev Megazord]], [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Tenkuu ShinkenOh]]/[[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Battlewing Megazord]], and [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Raiden Kyoryuzin]].
** Played with in ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' and the third season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Tsubasamaru/the Falconzord can add wings to Kakure Daishogun/the Ninja Megazord, but ''not'' Muteki Shogun/the Shogun Megazord, where it forms laser cannons instead.
** The Mega Winger attaches ''only'' its large wing weapon to the Mega Voyager in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' and ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger''. Usually, the two full mechs would combine, but this is not the case here.
** Several exclusive-to-''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[SuperMode Battlizer upgrades]] give wings to ([[LawOfChromaticSuperiority Red]]) Rangers themselves.
* Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s with multiple forms tend to get wings as part of their MidSeasonUpgrade or later SuperMode:
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'''s Wing form. While the wings are only on display for a second during the transformation, the form is indeed more powerful than Ryotaro's four default forms. This trope really comes into play when Sieg attaches to Climax Form, granting Ryotaro an actual pair of wings based on his mask.
*** Though it is immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
--->'''Momotaros:''' ''(reaching around behind him and feeling the wings}'' What's this fluttery thing? Gah! Chicken-Wing Bastard, is that you?!
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' gives wings to both TheHero Blade and TheLancer Garren in their [[SuperMode Jack Forms]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' gains energy wings in his [[SuperMode Hyper Form]], but only when he activates [[SuperSpeed Hyper Clock Up]].
** Series/KamenRiderDouble's EleventhHourSuperpower, [=CycloneJoker=] Gold Extreme, has a trio of dragonfly wings, referencing the underlying insect theme common to all Riders.
*** These could also be interpreted as five extra scarves, to go with the one from the Cyclone Memory.
** Series/KamenRiderOOO has animal-themed forms, and surprise surprise, the most powerful of the basic forms is the bird-themed one. He also gets wings as part of the actual SuperMode, a dinosaur form (courtesy of the pterodactyl part of that form).
* The final episode of ''{{GARO}}'' has the titular character growing wings on his armour to fight [[spoiler:Meisha]]. (In a slight subversion, he then [[spoiler:engages in a fight with an even more powerful foe ''after'' being BroughtDownToNormal and holds his own perfectly well]].)
* Super Rescue Max in ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce''. It's basically the same as Rescue Max, except now it has wings built into it. It's surprisingly fast and agile.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Favored Souls grow a pair of wings at higher levels, as do [[PrestigeClass Dragon Disciples]].
** Bizarrely, natural half-dragons do not get wings unless they are size category large or bigger. But in 4th Edition, dragonborn ''can'' at level 11.
** The "Greater Visage of the Deity" spell in 3rd Edition allowed you to take the half-celestial/fiend template, which would give wingless characters wings.
* Many Daemon Princes and Living Saints in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have wings.
* The ''TabletopGame/LegendSystem'' has this as a feat starting at level 9 and an ability for several tracks.
* Each member of the Sephira archetype in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh TCG'' has wings and according to the lore, they received power from the Naturia Sacred Tree in order to fight the Infernoids.
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* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' when Fayt manifests his power of Destruction and blows up a Vendeeni battleship, he temporarily grows white, glowing wings for no readily apparent reason. He also has them when he uses his "Ethereal Blast" attack.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', the Red Gear piloted by Id has wings of green light, with yellow feathery projections. They become more brilliant as the engine coil warms up.
** The Omnigears, augmented versions of the heroes' typical Gears, all have wings.
** And of course, the Xenogears itself, which is just the evolved form of Id's Red Gear.
** [[AllThereInTheManual The explanation]] is that the wings are really just the superheated exhaust coming from the gear.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' likes this trope. There's a reason it's the TropeNamer for OneWingedAngel.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] grows six wings for his final battle: two black, leathery bat/demon wings, two darkly feathered wings that seem like a mix of demonic and angelic wings, and two white, feathery angel wings. In The {{FMV}}s for the [[UpdatedRerelease Anthology version]] of FFVI, he has six golden wings.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth:]] Six wings. He may have [[OneWingedAngel one extra]], but he still counts. In other Compilation entries, Sephiroth has 1 black wing on his right, Genesis has a bigger black wing on his left, & Angeal has 2 white wings on his right.
** Vincent's Chaos form in Dirge of Cerberus has this in the form of dark, bat-like wings. It notably distinguishes the power of that form from the lesser form of the other playable demon, Galian Beast.
** Rinoa's "Angel Wing" LimitBreak in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', which provides her with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it says]] and a heightened magical power. It should also be noted that Rinoa is [[spoiler: a [[WitchSpecies Sorceress]]]], and of the three besides Rinoa seen in the game, two of them also have wings, and the third one has two strips of fabric extending from her back that kinda look like wings.
** Two decorative wings on Eiko's back grow to more realistic proportions during her LimitBreak.
** Seymour in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' sprouts wings as he grows in power during the course of the game. [[spoiler:Jecht]] sprouts wings in the second part of the final battle.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', when Vayne goes OneWingedAngel in the final battle, he turns into a mechanical version of the iconic summon Bahamut, complete with giant steel wings.
** [[spoiler:Cid Raines]] sprouts wings when [[spoiler: he becomes a Cie'th Corpse]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
* Angels in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Also renegade angels. And Colette, when she was ''turning into'' an angel. And [[spoiler:Lloyd]] near the end, because he's just that much of [[MessianicArchetype a messiah]].
* Millenia from Grandia 2 had a special attack called Fallen Wings, where they sprout behind her as a full moon appears. She is also seen with the wings in game, actually using them to fly instead of for decoration. Justified, as she is [[spoiler: the Wings of Valmar.]]
* Some ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' gain wings and the Flying type upon reaching their last evolution. Notably Charizard, Dragonite and Salamence.
** Also many Bug types--Beautifly, Butterfree, Mothim, Masquerain, ect...unfortunately, aside from maybe Masquerain, none of these are particularly powerful like the examples mentioned above. Generation five did give us Larvesta, a bug who you could equate with power causing wing growth but it is not a flying type. It does learn many flying moves after evolution though.
** Trapinch gains wings and the [[strike:Flying type]] Levitation ability, because it also gains the ''Dragon type'' when it evolves into Vibrava. This is different because Vibrava is not the final form.
** Deino from [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] gains a pair of wings upon evolving into a Zweilous. However, a Zweilous can't use its wings for flying until it becomes a Hydreigon where it has six wings and Levitate as its ability.
** Upon Mega Evolving, Absol's fur grows out to resemble wings, though [[WingsDoNothing they don't do anything]]. Pinsir's Mega Evolution however does gain actual wings, and they're very much functional, giving it the Flying type and the Aerilate ability which converts Normal-type moves into Flying-type.
* ''{{Achaea}}'' characters have the option of transforming into a dragon on reaching level 99. Wings, talons and [[IncendiaryExponent really bad breath]] included.
* Mario in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has the Wing cap, which has little wings on it. The power part comes at the end after beating the last boss. When Bowser is defeated he drops the last [[PlotCoupons Power Star]], and upon picking it the Wing cap appears automatically on Mario.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'':
** Yoshi's final smash in ''Brawl'' mostly revolves around him growing wings and just going nuts on the other characters. A similar effect is seen in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' when Yoshi eats a flashing yellow shell.
** Tabuu has a set of bizarre looking butterfly wings. They also seem to represent his power: before Sonic destroys them, he's completely invincible to the main characters. Afterwards, he can only manifest his wings for a few seconds at a time, when using his ultimate attack: Off Waves, which, if not dodged, is a OneHitKill [[NoKillLikeOverkill three times over]].
* In ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'', the animation for Valkyrie's super attack includes luminescent wings sprouting from her back. This is continued in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria'' for all three valkyries. Alicia starts doing this when her super attack upgrades. Finally, there's [[spoiler:the one true valkyrie, who sprouts SIX wings in her version of Nibelung Valesti. One set for each vakyrie.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', Princess Sprites, Ran's powered-up older self, has pixie wings. Possibly justified, since Ran's mother Memory also has wings.
* The [[MultipleEndings Bad Ending]] of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' has [[spoiler: Adell grow a pair of huge black wings after he's possessed by Overlord Xenon.]]
* Ernst in ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}: The Ark of Napishtim'' grows black feathery wings. Considering his goal was to gain the power of the '''Winged''' Gods, this should hardly be surprising. Also from the same game [[spoiler: Adol Cristin]] temporarily sprouts white feathered wings.
* A minor example in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', Valaineral R Davilles has a unique [=AoE=] [[LimitBreak Weapon Skill]] where he temporarily grows wings of light before slamming the ground and making [[PillarofLight pillars of light]] come out of the ground.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a Paladin ability, Avenging Wrath, that temporarily boosts all damage and causes the user to sprout a halo and golden wings of light.
** With the new expansion it now boosts damage and healing.
** Some of the armor sets that boast wings of varying levels of solidity as part of their shoulder pieces. Priests in particular seem to get this effect, although Warlocks have the best by far in a set that randomly and temporarily sprouts an enormous set of demonic bat wings. Wildheart Spaulders, the classic dungeon 1 set of druid shoulders, had ''birds'' perched on them, their wings stretching to the sky. Big birds.
** Warlocks who specialize in Demonology have a "Demon Form" they can shift into for a short time. In this form, they appear as a black goat-hooved demon ... with wings.
** As of the Cataclysm expansion, priests also have a spell that gives them wings and a temporary bonus to spells [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience in correspondance to the magic they specialize]] in - "Archangel" with bright wings and a healing bonus for smiting priests, and "Dark Archangel" with black wings and a damage bonus for shadow priests.
** With the conclusion of the Cataclysm expansion, rogues who are willing to spend many hours, mountains of gold, [[spoiler: and kill [[OneWingedAngel Deathwing]]]] can gain the "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fangs of the Father]]" daggers which, [[TropeOverdosed among other things]], grant the rogues the ability to sprout wings after [[{{Combos}} a set number of attacks]]. Granted said wings cannot fly, but hey, RuleOfCool.
** Also, ''Warcraft III'' has Illidan gain wings in his demon form after consuming the skull of Gul'dan. After a second power boost from Kil'jaeden, he gains permanent wings in his base form.
** Kil'jaeden himself gained wings after being empowered by Sargeras.
** Mists of Pandaria allows players to obtain legendary quality cloaks, two of which will manifest an energy wing visual effect both in and out of combat, either the green wings of the Jade Serpent of Wisdom Yu'lon or the orange of the Red Crane of Hope, Chi-Ji.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' Paragons have an ability that has them momentarily grow wings of light before setting their next target on fire.
* Inverted in ''AtelierIris'', where Lita occasionally sprouts wings, but only when in a greatly ''weakened'' state.
* Reapers in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' have black skeletal-like wings, although Reapers can hide their wings to blend in with other people (their ImpossiblyCoolClothes don't give them away... this is Shibuya, after all).
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'''s Soma Cruz, while utilizing the soul of a flying humanoid, will sprout huge wings, twice his own size. The extent of this newfound wingspan is making him smarter and luckier.
** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', Shanoa also gets this with the Volaticus Glpyh acquired late in the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has several straight examples and variations:
** Fujiwara no Mokou has [[HotWings phoenix wings]] symbolizing her {{Immortality}}.
** Yuyuko Saigyouji has a giant fan.
** Byakuren Hijiri has what seems to be a lotus blossom. Byakuren's name [[MeaningfulName can mean "White Lotus Saint"]].
** Toyosatomimi no Miko grows butterfly wings. As a Taoist, it's only appropriate that she invoke SchrodingersButterfly.
** Before any of them was the PC-98 boss Shinki, who grew six glowing white wings in battle that turned into more bat-like purple wings midway. Shinki [[PhysicalGod is the god and creator]] [[{{Satan}} of a world of demons]].
** When Marisa Kirisame and Yuuka Kazami appeared in the ''{{Seihou}}'' series (a sort of sister series to Touhou), they both had a pair of wings. Yuuka's were green, befitting her power over flowers, while Marisa had angel wings. {{Fanon}} has generally decided that this trope applies to both of them when they're going all out -- which may be supported by the games themselves: Yuuka only has wings when she's performing an attack, while Marisa in ''Seihou'' is the [[BonusBoss first boss of the Extra stage]]. Fanon also tends to depict Yuuka's wings as ''made out of leaves''.
** In ''The Story of Eastern Wonderland'', Mima gets a pair of blue and purple bat-like wings when she fights you. [[TrueFinalBoss If you beat that form without continuing she changes her appearance]], and they are replaced with six feathered purple wings. In further games, Mima does not have wings; but she is generally displayed as having them in fanworks, generally when fighting. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofnEdB8Blc Touhou Soccer takes it to humongous levels]]. She also sports a pair of black bat-like wings in her bombing image in Mystic Square.
* When using Ancardia for an [[LimitBreak Ex Skill]], [[VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare Maria]] sprouts an impressive pair of orange wings [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic similar to Marietta's]]. [[WillfullyWeak Meria]] could probably do the same thing if she wanted to, but...well, let's just say she's the RevengeBeforeReason type.
** Melissa also subverts this trend: When using her rage bullet, she literally uses her wings to materialize all the massive shrapnel and energy beams, and appears without them for as long as the attack is active.
* Nearly everyone in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' is a WingedHumanoid who can make said wings appear or disappear at will. They summon these wings in battle, mostly just [[RuleOfCool because it looks awesome.]] [[spoiler:The wings disappear at the end when TheMagicGoesAway.]]
** Played straight at one point in the first game. [[spoiler: After Kalas' FaceHeelTurn, he grows a second wing when he's infused with Malpercio's power. When he rejects Malpercio later, he ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome rips the wing out of its socket]]''.]]
* Invoked in ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', but as a ZigzaggingTrope. Kharg gains the ability to learn magic early in the game, but doesn't know why; when it's revealed later in the game that his magic is a result of his [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Deimos lineage]], the shock causes him to grow a pair of wings, which he rips from his back in disgust, so he's both a justified case and an avertion. His brother Darc is an inversion; he begins the game with wings and spellcasting abilities, but shortly after his wings are torn off, he finds a human sword and decides to incorporate human martial arts into his fighting style.
* P-Wings in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. Or is that Wings Give You Power (of {{flight}})?
* Pit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' starts out with rudimentary wings, by the time he acquires all the MacGuffins, he has fully functional wings.
* [[spoiler:Lumine]]'s second form in ''VideoGame/MegaManX 8'' grows wings.
** Don't forget Copy X's in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'', from which the aforementioned [[spoiler:Lumine]] is based on.
** Also Master Albert in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''. He and the previous two are all also combining LightIsNotGood into their design, just to further the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolism]] of their status as "[[DarkMessiah Messiahs]]" to the world.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars64'' has the Simurgh Splendid, created from the combination of the Simurgh and the Elblus.
* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII: Third Strike'', Gill has a screen-filling super (called "Ascencion" or "Seraphic Wing" depending on who you listen to) during which he briefly is shown with three pairs of wings. Not surprisingly, this is the most universally loathed super in the game.
* Siter Skain's ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'': Any machine containing a ZODIAC core will get a set of energy wings (green at lower levels, then yellow at maximum power). This includes the player's ship at one point.
** These games are also largely responsible for the same style of wings appearing all over the place in ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'', after Eboshidori made several Siter Skain-inspired bosses.
* Angels in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' have wings made of energy tentacles. In Diablo III the Demon Hunter gets a pair of dark colored wings identical to an angel's when using their Shadow Power ability.
* In ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', one of the Celestial powers (I want to say Ascension) is a short-duration buff that, amongst other things, gives the player wings of glowing energy and the ability to fly briefly.
* A sufficiently powerful character in ''VideoGame/FableIII'' will gain a luminous, transparent pair of wings, which show up when an attack is charging.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', those who gain the power of a dragon and become a Dragoon grow wings when they [[TransformationSequence transform]], though these can't be used to fly except in [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]]. The Divine Dragoon, strongest of them, has multiple pairs of wings.
* Kahu in ''VideoGame/JadeCocoon 2'' gets a pair of wings when Elrihm the Forest God declares him TheChosenOne [[spoiler:and sends him to do battle with Levant and Lilith]].
* ''VideoGame/GalaxyAngel'' the emblem frames gain wings when the Halo system (based on the pilot's emotional state) reaches 100%. This gives them a huge boost of power.
* Peach's mega strike in [[VideoGame/MarioStrikers Super Mario Strikers Charged]] involves her leaping into the air, growing a set of ''[[PureEnergy ener]][[HardLight gy]]'' wings and then kicking the ball
* In VideoGame/DantesInferno, Dante can activate an ability called "Holy armour", which gives him invincibility and health regeneration over thirty seconds, giving him two wing-shaped beam things on his shoulder blades.
** They don't do anything, really, but some theories think that either the wings themselves are what give Dante his protection from Hellspawn, or they act as vents to prevent Dante from blowing up from the sheer Holy power.
* In the PSN/XBLA title ''VideoGame/MoonDiver'', each of the characters gain a pair of energy wings when a special technique is used.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'', we have the Daevas (who are basically angels by another name). Humans can become Daevas, gaining {{Immortality}}, wings and other nifty powers in the process.
* VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders has Anubis, with six massive wings. In an anime spinoff, they open up to absorb projectiles into subspace and redirect them back to their enemies.
** In The 2nd Runner, the wings become disembodied, held to the frame only by streams of data-like energy which is only visible when the lines flash along the frame. The also exhibit a red burst when open to contrast Jehuty's blue.
*** Additionally, there is a boss fight involving a weaker duplicate of Anubis that lacks the wings to further lampshade the trope.
** Jehuty can also qualify as well. While the physical wings are quite small, the energy they produce is easily half the size of the frame itself when greater speed is demanded and its color changes as it evolves, going from blue for the whole of the first game, to bright green near the end of the game and white for the final battle
** The anime adaptation, Dolores i features Hathor, an armless machine that does its physical fighting with the large featureless wings growing from its '''feet'''. When it absorbs the conrol program from Dolores, it grows arms and its wings become more detailed and flare out to feature crystalline feathers not unlike its predecessor, Idolo.
* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' game, some of Lilith's better class abilities give her wings. This extends to ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', where her wings and fire abilities have caused some bandits to start worshiping her as the Firehawk. Both other Sirens featured in the game also get wings at high level.
* In ''[[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander]]'', Light Eco gives Jak glowing tentacle-like wings similar to the angels of the Diablo series.
* Zerglings in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' gain wings when they receive their speed upgrade. While they don't gain flight, their animations show them flapping and taking short hops as they run.
* Light Cavalry in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII: [[ExpansionPack the Conquerors]]'' fit the trope when they are upgraded to become Hussars, which do have wings--a reference to the famous Winged Hussars of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
* [[PhysicalGod Hime]] from ''SUGURI'' has these as a part of her Accel Hyper attack.

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* In Webcomic/DevilBear, the Daivas have wings made entirely out of (infrared?) [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/?p=121 light.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', using Sepulchritude at the start of chapter 22 grants the titular character huge white wings. This, combined with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Tectrixcalibur]], makes for [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all sorts of epicness.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': In the kids' session, anyone who uses the [[RingOfPower Rings Of Power]] of Prospit and Derse - that is to say, currently only [[spoiler:[[BigBad Jack Noir]] and PM]]]] - gains enormous crow wings; [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that it [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot gives him the traits of any objects that have been "prototyped" into the players']] [[SpiritAdvisor Sprites]], one of which was a deceased crow. The same was the case in the trolls' session, as they prototyped at least two creatures with wings - Terezi's dragon and Kanaya's mother grub.
** The trolls themselves (with the exception of Blood players) grow butterfly wings when [[PhysicalGod they ascend to the God Tiers]], as a result of their cultural ideals of physical perfection [[BizarreAlienBiology as a vaguely insectoid race]]. Humans have no such cultural equivalent, and so don't gain wings (but can still fly).
* [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050807 X]] in Webcomic/BobAndGeorge
* In Webcomic/{{Goblins}}, Maglubiyet the Goblin deity marks his chosen ones with wings at birth, and each is destined to become a great leader amongst the Goblins; Duv the White Terror, leader of the Viper clan, currently holds that honour.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the most powerful spell [[spoiler:Nanase]] got is FlyingBrick "angel form" giving pearly coating and two pairs of wings. In flight they at best add maneuverability, but apparently are [[MadeOfIron near-unbreakable]] and at least the tail pair is [[FeatherFingers prehensile]].
* In Webcomic/AlienDice, Lexx gains wings after leveling up. One of them is immediately bitten off by a giant alien monster. Disappointing, but this did save him from being eaten completely (and it grows back later).
* In ''Webcomic/HiToTsukiToHoshiNoTama'', the {{magical girl}}s borrow wings from their [[{{Mon}} beads]] -- accidentally, at first.
* In ''Webcomic/{{UC}}'', Iku gains a pair of [[http://www.wanderingchaos.com/uc/082412.html fairy wings]], when she uses her powers in the other plane they are exploring. It’s not clear if this is her tapping into her true form, or if it is an effect of the plane.
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' [[HornyDevils Cubi]], who already have four wings, can gain a third pair if they accumulate enough power. At that point they are practically immortal and can found a Clan.
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* In ''ArcanaMagi'', Alysia Morales sprouted misty wings when she accepted her role as a Sentinel. In ''ArcanaMagiZero'', after their TransformationSequence, Alysia Perez and Megumi Miyazaki sprout wings from their [[TransformationTrinket Transformation Trinkets]].
* In ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Rinoa]] has a pair of white angel wings, to go along with her [[TookALevelInBadass new-found levels of badass]], presumably. In the second instalment of the series, when she turns up, she performs a huge BigDamnHeroes moment, then uses her new weapons and magic powers to deliver a CurbStompBattle to Team VideoGame/DeadOrAlive, which had been dominating until then.
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* [[{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] frequently gets wings later in a series, though more mechanical than feathery. It's sometimes accomplished by [[CombiningMecha combining with another Autobot]], though.
** Optimus Primal also got wings after carrying Optimus Prime's spark for a few hours. The new modifications remained even after he gave the spark back to Prime.
** Cheetor in his Transmetal body could count. His flight mode wings had jets on the ends of them.
** On one occasion, [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Megatron]] got wings as part of a power up. They were somewhat overshadowed by him getting the ability to turn into a dragon at the time, though.
* ''WesterAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Twilight Sparkle gets a pair in episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure "Magical Mystery Cure"]] by completing Star Swirl the Bearded's most secret, unfinished spell, thus becoming an alicorn princess.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Once Lapis's cracked gem is healed, she sprouts a pair of liquid wings that issue from her back-mounted gem. As a measure of how cool they are, she can fly through space.
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