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Glide is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a technique where the user glides gently through the air in semi-flight.


Glide is not a technique that grants the user unbound flight through the air, but rather it manipulates the user’s fall through midair. To perform Glide, the user must be positioned in midair, either from a jump or a fall over an edge. The user then manipulates the air currents around themselves which makes it possible for the user to both slow down the rate of their descent from a fall and move significant horizontal distances while descending, much farther than what they could reach with a normal jump or fall. However, they cannot move upwards. The user will continue to glide until he or she latches onto a wall, lands safely on solid ground, or stops on purpose.[1][2]

The ways to manipulate the air currents vary from user to user; Knuckles, for example, is able to manipulating the air streams for gliding by trapping the air underneath his dreadlocks.


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #3, "Fallout Part 3"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #11, "The Battle for Angel Island Part 3"

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