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* Some of the character from ''Franchise/Anpanman'' that fly would often bob up and down when hovering.

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* Some of the character from ''Franchise/Anpanman'' ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'' that fly would often bob up and down when hovering.

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* Kizunatchi of ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'' bobs up and down most of the time whenever she is flying.


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* ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'': When the Ancient One is dying and her spirit leaves her body, Strange follows her in astral form. As they have a heart-to-heart final conversation while the world around them is slowed down, they are still waving a little on the spot to remind the audience that they are disembodied spirits.


* In ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', the bobbing was due to the zero-gravity set (which was in the Vomit Comet, an airplane being flown in a ballistic trajectory) being buffeted by the atmosphere; when other scenes were later filmed in normal gravity back on the ground, the actors bobbed to match the zero-gravity footage.

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* In ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/Apollo13'', the bobbing was due to the zero-gravity set (which was in the Vomit Comet, an airplane being flown in a ballistic trajectory) being buffeted by the atmosphere; when other scenes were later filmed in normal gravity back on the ground, the actors bobbed to match the zero-gravity footage.



** Peeves bobs most likely not due to the qualities of floating, but due to the fact that he has the energy and attention span of a ritalin deprived ADHD 6 year old on a sugar rush.

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** Peeves bobs most likely not due to the qualities of floating, but due to the fact that he has the a lot of energy and a short attention span of a ritalin deprived ADHD 6 year old on a sugar rush.span.



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* A pantomimed version of this is used in ''Theatre/HolyMusicalBatman'' to indicate when Superman is flying. Well, in addition to being lifted from behind by a taller cast member and making whooshing noises like a five-year-old. In a stage musical about superheroes, CoconutSuperpowers like this are to be expected and actually add a lot to the charm.
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* A pantomimed version of this is used in ''Theatre/HolyMusicalBatman'' to indicate when Superman is flying. Well, in addition to being lifted from behind by a taller cast member and making whooshing noises like a five-year-old. In a stage musical about superheroes, CoconutSuperpowers like this are to be expected and actually add a lot to the charm.


* A pantomimed version of this is used in ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' to indicate when Superman is flying. Well, in addition to being lifted from behind by a taller cast member and making whooshing noises like a five-year-old. In a stage musical about superheroes, CoconutSuperpowers like this are to be expected and actually add a lot to the charm.

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* A pantomimed version of this is used in ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' ''Theatre/HolyMusicalBatman'' to indicate when Superman is flying. Well, in addition to being lifted from behind by a taller cast member and making whooshing noises like a five-year-old. In a stage musical about superheroes, CoconutSuperpowers like this are to be expected and actually add a lot to the charm.

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* Some of the character from ''Franchise/Anpanman'' that fly would often bob up and down when hovering.


* In ''TheSlayers'', characters have a variety of methods of flight, but where the human characters tend to leave the ground for specific directional movement (using "Ray Wing" or the oddly named "Levitation"), Xellos just kind of relaxes in the air a lot, and bobs while he does so. He's perfectly capable of ''not'' bobbing -- sitting or standing perfectly still in the air -- so unless it's merely an affordance to viewers, it's because he enjoys it.

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* In ''TheSlayers'', ''Manga/TheSlayers'', characters have a variety of methods of flight, but where the human characters tend to leave the ground for specific directional movement (using "Ray Wing" or the oddly named "Levitation"), Xellos just kind of relaxes in the air a lot, and bobs while he does so. He's perfectly capable of ''not'' bobbing -- sitting or standing perfectly still in the air -- so unless it's merely an affordance to viewers, it's because he enjoys it.

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* Hoverdines in ''VideoGame/GroundControl'' do this, even though one would imagine the Order soldiers inside them probably get seasick from all the bobbing.


* Fairy Godparents in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' all bob like this. And they all do insync, as if floating on the same invisible plain.
** And so do some of their ''buildings''.

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* Fairy Godparents in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' all bob like this. And they all do insync, in sync, as if floating on the same invisible plain.
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plane. And so do some of their ''buildings''.



* All over the place in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Occasionally averted, which tends to look weird.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' when IronMan flies into space to search for BigBad Kang's ship. Of course, this was right after coming to a stop [[SpaceFriction without benefit]] of retro-rockets.

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* All over the place in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Occasionally averted, which tends to look weird.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' when IronMan ComicBook/IronMan flies into space to search for BigBad Kang's ship. Of course, this was right after coming to a stop [[SpaceFriction without benefit]] of retro-rockets.


* In ''{{Slayers))'', characters have a variety of methods of flight, but where the human characters tend to leave the ground for specific directional movement (using "Ray Wing" or the oddly named "Levitation"), Xellos just kind of relaxes in the air a lot, and bobs while he does so. He's perfectly capable of ''not'' bobbing -- sitting or standing perfectly still in the air -- so unless it's merely an affordance to viewers, it's because he enjoys it.

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* In ''{{Slayers))'', ''TheSlayers'', characters have a variety of methods of flight, but where the human characters tend to leave the ground for specific directional movement (using "Ray Wing" or the oddly named "Levitation"), Xellos just kind of relaxes in the air a lot, and bobs while he does so. He's perfectly capable of ''not'' bobbing -- sitting or standing perfectly still in the air -- so unless it's merely an affordance to viewers, it's because he enjoys it.

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* In ''{{Slayers))'', characters have a variety of methods of flight, but where the human characters tend to leave the ground for specific directional movement (using "Ray Wing" or the oddly named "Levitation"), Xellos just kind of relaxes in the air a lot, and bobs while he does so. He's perfectly capable of ''not'' bobbing -- sitting or standing perfectly still in the air -- so unless it's merely an affordance to viewers, it's because he enjoys it.


* A pantomimed version of this is used in HolyMusicalBatman to indicate when Superman is flying. Well, in addition to being lifted from behind by a taller cast member and making whooshing noises like a five-year-old. In a stage musical about superheroes, CoconutSuperpowers like this are to be expected and actually add a lot to the charm.

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* A pantomimed version of this is used in HolyMusicalBatman ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' to indicate when Superman is flying. Well, in addition to being lifted from behind by a taller cast member and making whooshing noises like a five-year-old. In a stage musical about superheroes, CoconutSuperpowers like this are to be expected and actually add a lot to the charm.


* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the thrones of the Prophets and Rtas 'Vadum (aka [[FanNickname Half-Jaw]]) both behave this way.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the gravity thrones of the Prophets and Rtas 'Vadum (aka [[FanNickname Half-Jaw]]) both behave this way.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fighting games, characters who hover will usually bob up and down, such as Patchouli and Cirno in their standing idle pose, as well as almost all characters in ''Hopeless Masquerade'' and ''Urban Legend in Limbo'', where combat happens in midair.

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