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  • Baz - April 10, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    The leap of faith in assassin's creed particularly from the tops of towers. and if you don't count that then leonardos glider would probably kill you.
  • g1rldraco7 - April 9, 2013 11:14 p.m.

    Just humans, there are so many ways that science that prove that fun stuff can kill you. Good article though.
  • Sinosaur - April 9, 2013 10:17 p.m.

    I don't see why Sonic couldn't take a car, is one of his powers the ability to never get tired? Does he produce energy out of nowhere, or does he need to replenish the thousands of calories he probably burns in a few seconds? I can get up a flight of stairs faster than I can take an elevator (especially if I have to wait), but I don't always do that because I get tired. Maybe Sonic just wants to take a break, or perhaps he just wants to be able to have a fair race with his friends.
  • C.King - April 9, 2013 7:09 p.m.

    can't ride a fart? have they not seen wario? fully charged it's a hell of a bonus vertical revovery
  • hester2 - April 9, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    Fast travel. The basic idea of teleportation is that your body is broken down in one spot and rebuilt in another. Congratulations, Dovahkin, you just got Prestige'd.
  • Redeater - April 9, 2013 4:22 p.m.

    Hmm.....thought for sure Red Alert's "person cannon" would have made this list.
  • winner2 - April 9, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    A digi-beetle to traverse the net! And while I'm on the subject they need to make another DW2-esqe DW.
  • FAT47ITY - April 9, 2013 1 p.m.

    I've always thought the skylinks from Bastion were a bit poorly designed. Imagine a human cannonball act, but the cannon's been replaced with a magical springboard, and there's no foam pads for the human cannonball to land in; that's pretty much what a skylink is. Now, imagine the springboard is powerful enough to launch you across entire continents. Remember what I said about having no soft foam pile for an occupant to land on? Well, the skylink not only launches you across the world, you get no landing platform at the end, which means your first ride will almost certainly be your last. Maybe that's why the Kid never says a word, 'cause of the severe cranial trauma he recieved from landing one-too-many times face-first.
  • JarkayColt - April 9, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    I thought this was a bit of a weak list to be honest, especially because the Sonic one isn't really an issue with the vehicle itself. But whatever. One that I never really understood as a kid were the cars in Rollcage which could flip over and yet still race. As if flipping a car wasn't already jarring enough, you'd then have to cope with everything being upside-down whilst you were still hurtling at stupid-fast speeds. Seemed like a recipe for disaster if you ask me.
  • J-Fid - April 9, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    You make a terrific point about Sonic, that I can't believe I never thought about.
  • TheMariner - April 9, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    Batman gliding using his cape in Arkham City. It looks a bit small to serve as a proper hang glider.
  • StrayGator - April 9, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    Oh snap, the Mako. your wager that "nearly every instance of heroism involved moving a character through a virtual space" instantly reminded me of Incoming and Paratrooper, which had no need of this "movement" mechanic we have nowadays. a 15 and 30 years old game, respectively. They don't make them like they used to.
  • StrayGator - April 9, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    I wanted to mention The Flying house, the Golden Condor or simply Nils' wild goose, but these are from 80's animated series, not Vjdaigmaes.
  • codystovall - April 9, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    Small bird pokemon that know fly, say pidgey. -pokemon.

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