Double Jump (airborne)
The Double Jump (also known as the Midair Jump) is a move that appears in platforming video games. It allows for a character to jump while being in midair, which is a state that characters are usually unable to jump from. Generally, the move is used by pressing the jump button when the player's character is not touching the ground. Despite what the name implies, a character does not need to jump off of the ground in order to Double Jump afterward; players are allowed to walk directly off of a platform and then Double Jump. Under most circumstances, only a single Double Jump can be performed between leaving the ground and landing on the ground, but there are some exceptions to this rule.
Double Jumps do not appear commonly in the Mario franchise. However, certain techniques, such as the Flutter Jump and Spin, are comparable to the Double Jump, since they allow a character to rise higher into the air while already airborne.
In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Midair Jump is a basic move that all characters can use. This move can be performed by pressing a jump button or tilting the upward when a character is in midair, which will make the character jump again, though most of them can only do so once before landing. This move can serve many helpful purposes in a match, such as reaching high platforms and recovering from being knocked off of the stage. Some characters' midair jumps can go higher than other characters', certain characters like Ness or Mewtwo have floaty midair jumps that cause them to ascend more slowly, and certain other characters, namely Kirby, Jigglypuff, King Dedede and winged characters, can even perform multiple midair jumps without touching the ground. Certain items can change the effect of a midair jump. For example, a Bunny Hood increases the height gained from both a normal jump and a midair jump, and the Screw Attack item, when equipped, turns any character's normal and midair jumps (first midair jump only for those with more than one) into a spinning attack that deals damage to the opponent. When a character is carrying a heavy item, such as a Crate or a Barrel, or using certain weapon items, such as a Hammer, they will be unable to perform a midair jump.
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