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* The song in the page quote was used on ''Series/SesameStreet''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5wOkfHwweo Watch it]], in all its EarWorm goodness.

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* The song in the page quote was used on ''Series/SesameStreet''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5wOkfHwweo Watch it]], in all its EarWorm catchy goodness.


* In the sixth ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' OVA, the Nazi vampires run this way.

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* In the sixth ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' OVA, the Nazi vampires run this way. The eighth episode has Iscariot officers running through Alucard's infernal host this way.
-->'''[[WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged Alucard]]''': Y'all know you're ''Naruto'' running, right?!


--> -- '''Jonathan Richman''', "I'm a Little Airplane"

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--> -- '''Jonathan Richman''', '''Music/JonathanRichman''', "I'm a Little Airplane"


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has run this way ever since Sonic CD, his SuperMode also flies like this.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' has run this way ever since Sonic CD, his SuperMode also flies like this.


* Arale from ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' is perhaps not only the first manga/anime character to ever do this, but she's also probably responsible for the name, since she does it to pretend she's flying and makes a sound like a jet engine.

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Arale from ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' is perhaps not only the first manga/anime character to ever do this, but she's also probably responsible for the name, since she does it to pretend she's flying and makes a sound like a jet engine.


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** Obotchaman does this, too, though less frequently than Arale.


%%* Son Gohan and others in ''Manga/DragonBall''.

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%%* Son Gohan and others in ''Manga/DragonBall''.''Franchise/DragonBall''.


* Son Gohan and others in ''Manga/DragonBall''.

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* %%* Son Gohan and others in ''Manga/DragonBall''.

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* Yayoi Takatsuki from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has a habit of ''bowing'' with her arms in this position, in a manner resembling a scissor door.


* [=Zer0=] in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' does this if he's sprinting without any guns equipped.
* When she's not teleporting, Nix in ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}}'' gets around with a fast, low-to-the-ground Airplane Run. The Harpies in the DLC ''Festival of Blood'' do the same, suggesting that they use some of Nix's code.

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* [=Zer0=] in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' does this if he's sprinting without any guns equipped.
* When she's not teleporting, Nix in ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}}'' ''VideoGame/InFamous2'' gets around with a fast, low-to-the-ground Airplane Run. The Harpies in the DLC ''Festival of Blood'' do the same, suggesting that they use some of Nix's code.



* An early ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' bug resulted in AirplaneArms, which some players found hilarious (as shown in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CunHb3TJsg this]] video). Years later for their April 1. joke they brought it back with airplane arms for every player, a pilot's cap, a vintage filter and the PC constantly making airplane noises (even appropriate ones during falling).

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* An early ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' bug resulted in AirplaneArms, this, which some players found hilarious (as shown in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CunHb3TJsg this]] video). Years later for their April 1. joke they brought it back with airplane arms for every player, a pilot's cap, a vintage filter and the PC constantly making airplane noises (even appropriate ones during falling).


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* In ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' and ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'', Majin [=CaCs=] do this for their run animation.

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* ''Film/{{HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban}}'' Harry Potter does this while he's on Buckbeak while skimming over the Lake


* In the dramatic Japanese story ''Film/TheHiddenBlade'', a minor subplot is made about Japan's industrialization and revision of its military forces. An instructor comes to oversee the various samurai learn of the new ways to fight and quickly grows frustrated in their refusal to take his advice seriously. It hits its peak when they feel they can run fast enough in a way similar to a bird run (lean forward a bit, hands on the sheathed sword to quickly draw it) and laugh at the instructor's Western style. So he races and beats them. ''Badly''.


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* Ninjas in "VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}}" have this as a unique running animation.

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* Ninjas in "VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}}" ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' have this as a unique running animation.



* Maria in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' actually does this, though it's more of a blink and you'll miss it in the ending (since Maria is only visible in ''one'' shot for a few seconds).

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* In ''VideoGame/DanganronpaAnotherEpisodeUltraDespairGirls'', [[SerialKiller Genocide]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Jack]] runs with her arms behind her back, each holding a pair of scissors, with a purple energy trail behind her.
* Maria in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' actually does this, though it's more of a blink and you'll miss it in the ending (since Maria is only visible in ''one'' shot for a few seconds).

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* In the first issue of ''[[ComicBook/Superboy2011 Superboy vol. 5]]'' Kon wonders what his childhood would have been like if he'd been allowed to have one instead of being artificially aged while watching a kid run through a field with his arms outstretched and a makeshift cape pretending to be a superhero.


* [[VideoGame/StarFox Falco Lombardi]] runs in variations of this manner depending on the game. In the credits of ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', he is seen running exactly this way. Probably appropriate, since he is essentially an anthropomorphic bird...
** ... And in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', it's actually ''Fox'' that sprints at a full-on BirdRun. Huh. Falco goes for more of a NinjaRun for this game.
* Also in VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, Ness, Mega Man, Kirby, and the aforementioned Sonic all run like this with their arms swept behind them. Meanwhile, Lucario uses the ninja variant, and Marth and Lucina use the samurai variant, with Mewtwo evoking the former as he floats.

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* [[VideoGame/StarFox Falco Lombardi]] runs in variations of this manner depending on the game. In the credits of ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', he is seen running exactly this way. Probably appropriate, since he is essentially an anthropomorphic bird...
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bird... and in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', it's actually ''Fox'' that sprints at a full-on BirdRun. Huh. Falco goes for more of a NinjaRun for this game.
* Also in VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', Ness, Mega Man, Kirby, and the aforementioned Sonic all run like this with their arms swept behind them. Meanwhile, Lucario uses the ninja variant, and Marth and Lucina use the samurai variant, with Mewtwo evoking the former as he floats.



* One of [[VideoGame/SplosionMan 'Splosion Man's]] running animations
* Altair and Ezio from the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series do this whenever they're running on something narrow like a wire, wall or a fence.
** Justified in that the outstretched arms help with balance.

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* One of [[VideoGame/SplosionMan 'Splosion Man's]] running animations
animations.
* Altair and Ezio from the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series do this whenever they're running on something narrow like a wire, wall or a fence.
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fence. Justified in that the outstretched arms help with balance.


* Numbah 2 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' runs like this sometimes. fitting because he's the teams pilot. [[/folder]]

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* Numbah 2 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' runs like this sometimes. fitting because he's the teams pilot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Young Nicole runs like this on her way to a martial arts tournament in "The Choices".
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