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* The [[OrionDrive Orion Engine]], a proposed starship drive that could be built with today's technology, which does this ''with nukes''. The ship is protected by a large shield (the "pusher plate") and some enormous shock absorbers. The pusher plate is in turn protected from the heat by spraying oil onto it between shots. This would be a staggeringly powerful and efficient method of propulsion that could take a manned mission to Mars in a matter of days and theoretically hit a trheoretical maximum speed of 5% of the speed of light, but it has one unfortunate drawback: The only way to launch such a vessel ''without'' letting off a number of nuclear warheads in our own biosphere, with all the environmental harm that entails, is to send the necessary materials and tools into orbit the old-fashioned way and assemble it in space.

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* The [[OrionDrive Orion Engine]], a proposed starship drive that could be built with today's technology, which does this ''with nukes''. The ship is protected by a large shield (the "pusher plate") and some enormous shock absorbers. The pusher plate is in turn protected from the heat by spraying oil onto it between shots. This would be a staggeringly powerful and efficient method of propulsion that could take a manned mission to Mars in a matter of days and theoretically hit a trheoretical theoretical maximum speed of 5% of the speed of light, but it has one unfortunate drawback: The only way to launch such a vessel ''without'' letting off a number of nuclear warheads in our own biosphere, with all the environmental harm that entails, is to send the necessary materials and tools into orbit the old-fashioned way and assemble it in space.


* Can be done in ''VideoGame/{{TitanFall 2}}'' with properly-timed grenade. It's a very useful tactic to use in order to shave off the time in the Pilot's Gauntlet. This also get DeconstructiveParody with Octane's backstory in ''VideoGame/ApexLegends'' [[note]]Which is set around 30 years after ''Titanfall 2''[[/note]], where he broke the world record in the gauntlet using grenade boost to soar past the finishing line...and lost both of his legs in the process. Not that that matters to him, of course: he then just guilt trip Lifeline into building him a pair of prosthetic legs, then proceed to enter the Apex Games because he think the old stunts aren't enough for him.

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* Can be done in ''VideoGame/{{TitanFall 2}}'' with properly-timed grenade. It's notable that this trick is usually used by players to gain ''speed'', not height. It's a very useful tactic to use in order to shave off the time in the Pilot's Gauntlet. This also get gets a DeconstructiveParody with in Octane's backstory in ''VideoGame/ApexLegends'' [[note]]Which is set around 30 years after ''Titanfall 2''[[/note]], where he broke the world record in the gauntlet using grenade boost to soar past the finishing line...[[RealityEnsues and lost both of his legs legs]] in the process. Not that that matters to him, of course: he then just guilt trip Lifeline into building him a pair of prosthetic legs, then proceed to enter the Apex Games because he think the old stunts aren't enough for him.

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* Can be done in ''VideoGame/{{TitanFall 2}}'' with properly-timed grenade. It's a very useful tactic to use in order to shave off the time in the Pilot's Gauntlet. This also get DeconstructiveParody with Octane's backstory in ''VideoGame/ApexLegends'' [[note]]Which is set around 30 years after ''Titanfall 2''[[/note]], where he broke the world record in the gauntlet using grenade boost to soar past the finishing line...and lost both of his legs in the process. Not that that matters to him, of course: he then just guilt trip Lifeline into building him a pair of prosthetic legs, then proceed to enter the Apex Games because he think the old stunts aren't enough for him.


** Grenade jumping also makes it possible to entirely [[SequenceBreaking bypass the bridge level]] in the chapter Freeman Pontifex, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L3LLF0m3aE like so]].

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** Grenade jumping also makes it possible to entirely [[SequenceBreaking bypass the bridge level]] in the chapter Freeman Pontifex, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L3LLF0m3aE like so]].so.]]


-->-- ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', "[[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/victory/ The Gunboats]]"

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-->-- ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', "[[http://www.[[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/victory/ The Gunboats]]"
"The Gunboats"]]


* The [[OrionDrive Orion Engine]], a proposed starship drive that could be built with today's technology, which does this ''with nukes''. The ship is protected by a large shield (the "pusher plate") and some enormous shock absorbers. The pusher plate is in turn protected from the heat by spraying oil onto it between shots. Sadly, the Orion Engine falls under current laws banning nukes in space, so we're giving up one of our only currently technologically feasible methods of near lightspeed travel... if you consider 5% the speed of light "near".

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* The [[OrionDrive Orion Engine]], a proposed starship drive that could be built with today's technology, which does this ''with nukes''. The ship is protected by a large shield (the "pusher plate") and some enormous shock absorbers. The pusher plate is in turn protected from the heat by spraying oil onto it between shots. Sadly, the Orion Engine falls under current laws banning nukes This would be a staggeringly powerful and efficient method of propulsion that could take a manned mission to Mars in space, so we're giving up one a matter of our only currently technologically feasible methods days and theoretically hit a trheoretical maximum speed of near lightspeed travel... if you consider 5% of the speed of light "near".
light, but it has one unfortunate drawback: The only way to launch such a vessel ''without'' letting off a number of nuclear warheads in our own biosphere, with all the environmental harm that entails, is to send the necessary materials and tools into orbit the old-fashioned way and assemble it in space.


* In the Special Edition of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'', [[BadassNormal Lady's]] double jump is just her shooting Kalina Ann into the floor or ground while she's in the air.

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* In the Special Edition of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'', [[BadassNormal Lady's]] double jump is just her shooting Kalina Ann into the floor or ground while she's in the air.


* In the original ''DragonBall'', Goku fired a [[KamehameHadouken Kamehameha Wave]] down at the ground to propel himself through the air during his fight with King Piccolo.

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* In the original ''DragonBall'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku fired a [[KamehameHadouken Kamehameha Wave]] down at the ground to propel himself through the air during his fight with King Piccolo.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfSquare'', You are able to do this with the Hellshell launcher. If you used it well, [[SequenceBreaking you can complete levels much faster.]] Notably, rocket jumping is actually required to enter some secret areas and [[spoiler: the second secret level of Episode 2]].


* In ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' ''Generations'', Light Bowgun users have access to a special move called "Bullet Geyser" which is basically a rocket jump in all but name. The one difference is that unlike most incarnations of the trope, the hunter isn't damaged by the blast.

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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' ''Generations'', Light Bowgun users have access to a special move called "Bullet Geyser" which is basically a rocket jump in all but name. The one difference is that unlike most incarnations of the trope, the hunter isn't damaged by the blast. The "Blast Dash" available to Gunlance users is similar, but tends to be used for hurling a hunter towards a monster in an attempt to mount it instead of blasting them backwards as the Bullet Geyser does.


* In ''VideoGame/YokusIlsandExpress'', the titular character cannot jump unassisted by a pinball paddle or some other force. However, it ''is'' possible to jump by capturing an exploding slug, rolling it into position, and using the blast to propel yourself skyward. It's actually required to get to some collectibles.

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* In ''VideoGame/YokusIlsandExpress'', ''VideoGame/YokusIslandExpress'', the titular character cannot jump unassisted by a pinball paddle or some other force. However, it ''is'' possible to jump by capturing an exploding slug, rolling it into position, and using the blast to propel yourself skyward. It's actually required to get to some collectibles.



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* In ''VideoGame/YokusIlsandExpress'', the titular character cannot jump unassisted by a pinball paddle or some other force. However, it ''is'' possible to jump by capturing an exploding slug, rolling it into position, and using the blast to propel yourself skyward. It's actually required to get to some collectibles.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', [[spoiler: Laios sits on Senshi's indestructible pot while Marcille activates a detonation spell underneath it in order to get on the red dragon's head and stab its weak spot.]]

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Similar to ExplosionPropulsion. To avoid overlap, gameplay examples should go here, but if it [[GameplayAndStorySegregation only appears in cinematics]] the examples should go on to ExplosionPropulsion.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} Battle Royale'' has this in a completely different way than other games: instead of just propelling yourself in the air with a rocket's explosion players can actually ''ride a rpg as it flies in the air'' and shoot from above. Player can also abuse the physics to launch themselves forward after walking off the rocket for more forward momentum.

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