Oberon wrote:Wow. Just...wow.
How hard it is to see a purple break a window and Stanley get into his chair? Did he float back down and run back up top sit down? Yeah... No. He used the 'hammer to get him into the chair.
That's lateral movement, people, which is more than just levitation. It's flight. Just as it's been called, for anyone who has been absent. Flight.
That's not flying, it's falling with style!
There are more alternative to movement through the air other than Flight and Levitation.
Gliding -- Slowed descent, no climbing, and plenty of lateral movement.
Drifting -- Movement is not limited by direction, but by speed and difficulty of movement. this is a very slow form of movement, but at least you aren't bound to the floor.
Hovering - No movement, but you aren't touching the ground. Movement can be accomplished by some other means, such as a fan to push you around or 'walking' across the ceiling using your hands, but movement beyond the initial losing contact with the ground is not supplied by the source of the hover.
Controlled Fall -- Classic Feather Fall effect. Minor horizontal movement.
Counter gravity -- Only able to move in the direction opposite of gravity. Some control of descent can be accomplished by bursts of the opposite direction. typically seen as fast up/slow down, or fast up/hold for a few seconds/slow down.
Hyper Trajectory movement -- It looks like flight, but it is really just a LONG jump. In the case of Thor, he throws his hammer really far, and holds onto the handle/tether.
All we have really seen the Hammer do is move Stanley upward, but the exact means has never been explained or shown. It could even be that the hammer is exerting enough force to defy gravity, and Stanley just happens to be light enough to be carried along.
in the simplest terms, it could just be the Flight special allows for movement through airspace, and that it is a yes/no Flag on the unit. The Hammer has the Flight special, and treats Stanley as a rider. there are plenty of other units that have unexplained methods of air travel -- gwiffons, megalogwiff, archons...