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5th Aug '17 10:53:22 PM paul6334
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* ''TabletopGame/Warbirds'' AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warbirds'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warbirds}}'' AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.
5th Aug '17 10:52:43 PM paul6334
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* [[TabletopGame/Warbirds]] AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.

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* [[TabletopGame/Warbirds]] ''TabletopGame/Warbirds'' AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.
5th Aug '17 10:51:51 PM paul6334
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5th Aug '17 10:28:49 PM paul6334
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* ''TabletopGame/Warbirds'' AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warbirds'' [[TabletopGame/Warbirds]] AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.
5th Aug '17 10:27:44 PM paul6334
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* ''Warbirds'' AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.

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* ''Warbirds'' ''TabletopGame/Warbirds'' AcePilot player characters are generally assumed to be employed by the Guild, which ''starts'' by rebuilding a standard fighter with titanium and high technology ([[{{Dieselpunk}} "high" in this case generally means "1950s-60s"]]) and then letting the player loose on the options menu. In more straightforward games this might include weapon or engine upgrades; ones using, for example, the mad science sourcebook might culminate in the squadron kook upgrading his kite with a dangerously overclocked laser cannon that will explode if things go even a little bit wrong.
14th Jun '17 11:20:58 AM Kadorhal
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* Used frequently in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaseries, from [[CharClone Char's]] [[RedBaron iconic]] [[RedOnesGoFaster red]] [[MookMobile Zaku II]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' to Amuro's custom-build-from-scratch Nu Gundam in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''.

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* Used frequently in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaseries, from [[CharClone Char's]] Char Aznable's [[RedBaron iconic]] [[RedOnesGoFaster red]] [[MookMobile Zaku II]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' to Amuro's custom-build-from-scratch Nu Gundam in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''.



*** The Astray ''prototypes'' from ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray'' on the other hand... Red Frame, Blue Frame, and Gold Frame have been so heavily customized by their respective pilots that they barely resemble the original model anymore (especially the Gold Frame, which, among other things, actually has the Blitz Gundam's right arm that Kira chopped off!)

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*** The Astray ''prototypes'' from ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray'' on the other hand... Red Frame, Blue Frame, and Gold Frame have been so heavily customized by their respective pilots that they barely resemble the original model anymore (especially the Gold Frame, which, among other things, actually has the Blitz Gundam's right arm that Kira chopped off!)off!).



** Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is the king of Ace Customs in that universe, earning him the FanNickname "[[CargoShip Flagfucker]]". After his first clashes with the Exia, he has his Flag upgraded with better equipment and when even that isn't enough, he ''rams a [[AppliedPhlebotinum GN Tau drive]] into his Flag''. In the second season, he initially uses a customized [[EliteMook Ahead]] with [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana-shaped]] beam sabers but his next two machines are both one-of-a-kind units visually based on the Flag[[labelnote:SPOILER]]Though it was revealed later in the series that the same were basically built around the Flag's frame[[/labelnote]]. In the movie, he uses yet another Flag-based Ace Custom, the Brave Commander Type, with two drive exhaust units instead of the [[EliteMook base model Brave]]'s single unit; this caused some fans to mistakenly assume that the Brave Commander Type has a [[BiggerStick Twin Drive System]] when in truth, [[BadassNormal simply has two GN Drives]].

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** Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is the king of Ace Customs in that universe, earning him the FanNickname "[[CargoShip Flagfucker]]". After his first clashes with the Exia, he has his Flag upgraded with better equipment and when even that isn't enough, he ''rams a [[AppliedPhlebotinum GN Tau drive]] into his Flag''. In the second season, he initially uses a customized [[EliteMook Ahead]] with [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana-shaped]] beam sabers but his next two machines are both one-of-a-kind units visually based on the Flag[[labelnote:SPOILER]]Though it was revealed later in the series that the same were basically built around the Flag's frame[[/labelnote]]. In the movie, he uses yet another Flag-based Ace Custom, the Brave Commander Type, with two drive exhaust units instead of the [[EliteMook base model Brave]]'s single unit; this caused some fans to mistakenly assume that the Brave Commander Type has a [[BiggerStick Twin Drive System]] when in truth, it [[BadassNormal simply has two GN Drives]].



** Even the more-realistic ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' manages this, typically because of the realism. The normal mobile suits used by the good guys are made out of spare parts from the original series' Gundam, meaning repairs are difficult at best and simply trying to keep the things functioning results in custom units for each pilot. A particular example is Shiro's "[=Ez8=]" unit late in the series, which was a drastic overhaul of his Gundam in a nightmareish attempt to fix it after it got trashed, but nevertheless managed slightly better performance than the standard models because, with the removal of some fixed weapons, there was room to improve the performance of its reactor. Then there's Karen's "GM Head" Gundam, made because the original head was knocked off in an ambush and the easiest way to get it back into the fight was sticking a spare head from a ground-type GM onto it.

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** Even the more-realistic ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' manages this, typically this because of the that realism. The normal mobile suits used by the good guys guys, the RX-79[G] ground-type Gundams, are made out of spare parts from the original series' Gundam. This gives them durability pretty close to the actual Gundam, meaning but also means repairs are difficult at best best, and simply trying to keep the things functioning ''functioning'' results in two of the 08th team's three Gundams becoming custom units for each pilot. by around the halfway point. A particular example is Shiro's "[=Ez8=]" unit late in the series, unit, which was a drastic overhaul of his Gundam in a nightmareish attempt to fix it after it got trashed, but nevertheless managed slightly better performance than the standard models because, with the removal of some fixed weapons, there was room to improve the performance of its reactor. Then there's Karen's "GM Head" Gundam, made because the original head was knocked off in an ambush and the easiest way to get it back into the fight was sticking a spare head from a ground-type GM onto it.


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** ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' takes this to parodying lengths with the "B Gundam" - a Ball modified solely with a Gundam faceplate attached. Which actually ''decreased'' its performance because of the added weight. And it still ended up with a better kill record than a regular Ball, managing to kill six Rick Doms during the Battle of Solomon.
6th Jun '17 2:45:03 PM Vir
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** The Millennium Falcon doesn't look like a whole lot, but due to both Han's piloting skills and the special modifications begun by its previous owner Lando Calrission and continued by Han and Chewie, it is considered the fastest ship in the galaxy. It's also ''far'' more heavily-armed than average, considering that its stock model is classified as a light freighter (albeit one specifically designed for easy modification for many different roles), not a fighter. That doesn't stop it from occasionally acting up as TheAllegedCar would, as the often-improvised enhancements can be quite tempermental.

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** The Millennium Falcon doesn't look like a whole lot, but due to both Han's piloting skills and the special modifications begun by its previous owner Lando Calrission Calrissian and continued by Han and Chewie, it is considered the fastest ship in the galaxy. It's also ''far'' more heavily-armed than average, considering that its stock model is classified as a light freighter (albeit one specifically designed for easy modification for many different roles), not a fighter. That doesn't stop it from occasionally acting up as TheAllegedCar would, as the often-improvised enhancements can be quite tempermental.



* Porco Rosso's plane from "Anime/PorcoRosso" is the only one of its kind, as it was considered too dangerous to fly. Porco says (paraphrased) that while it's a nightmare to get in the air he thinks there's no better plane once it's flying.

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* Porco Rosso's Anime/PorcoRosso's plane from "Anime/PorcoRosso" is the only one of its kind, as it was considered too dangerous to fly. Porco says (paraphrased) that while it's a nightmare to get in the air he thinks there's no better plane once it's flying.flying.
* The police cruiser that [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] stole when escaping the prison ship.
-->Yeah, he took the red one...



* Goes unmentioned in the films, but the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse reveals that [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker]] had a penchant for this. In between ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' he built an extensively upgraded version of the standard Jedi starfighter, then did it again when his first one got shot down. At other times he seems to have settled for just a custom paintjob on standard-issue fighters.

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* Goes unmentioned in the films, but the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse reveals that [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker]] had a penchant for this. In between ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' he built an extensively upgraded version of the standard Jedi starfighter, then did it again when his first one got shot down. At other times he seems to have settled for just a custom paintjob paint job on standard-issue fighters.



* ''Literature/BrownsPineRidgeStories'': The Custom 1957 Chevrolet owned by the Raiden Brothers in Chapter nineteen ("The Race") is described this way by Elroy. This is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as they owned and operated an auto parts store and thus and the knowledge and best parts ("Every available Hot-Rod (sic) part from here to California had been acquired to make this the fastest Hot Rod on the east coast".) available to make their custom hot rod. [[spoiler: However, they still lose the race as [[ArrogantKungFuGuy they aren't the expert race car drivers they believe themselves to be]].]]

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* ''Literature/BrownsPineRidgeStories'': The Custom 1957 Chevrolet owned by the Raiden Brothers in Chapter nineteen ("The Race") is described this way by Elroy. This is [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{justified|Trope}} as they owned and operated an auto parts store and thus and the knowledge and best parts ("Every available Hot-Rod (sic) part from here to California had been acquired to make this the fastest Hot Rod on the east coast".) available to make their custom hot rod. [[spoiler: However, they still lose the race as [[ArrogantKungFuGuy they aren't the expert race car drivers they believe themselves to be]].]]



* The police cruiser that [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] stole when escaping the prison ship.
--> Yeah, he took the red one...
23rd May '17 9:26:57 PM SimYouLater
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* An example which falls under both RealLife and VideoGames; Unless you are mobile enough that you have to buy gaming laptops, any PC gamer knows the best option is a custom rig (companies like Dell's Alienware subsidiary or Falcon Northwest skimp on things and are overpriced) and either learn to put it together or learn how to pick the right parts and pay someone to assemble it for them. This is split 50/50 with SuperPrototype due to each machine being so unique that they are the first (and likely only) one of its kind, however. What ''does'' fit the trope are external cases (the only part you normally see of the "tower" that stores the actual computer parts, basically the "skin") which range from mildly stylized budget cases, to heavily stylized futuristic ones that cost $100-$300, to the bland and cheap but sturdy and well-made boxes which people like to modify so much that you'd never believe the SteamPunk Babbage device, the PC [[BuiltWithLego disguised as a LEGO product]], or the [[WhatAPieceOfJunk beige e-Machines box with the Pentium sticker and coffee stain on top]] was able to run the Star Citizen alpha.

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* An example which falls under both RealLife and VideoGames; Unless you are mobile enough that you have to buy gaming laptops, any PC gamer knows the best option is a custom rig (companies like Dell's Alienware subsidiary or Falcon Northwest skimp on things and are overpriced) and either learn to put it together or learn how to pick the right parts and pay someone to assemble it for them. This is split 50/50 with SuperPrototype due to each machine being so unique that they are the first (and likely only) one of its kind, however. What ''does'' fit the trope are external cases (the only part you normally see of the "tower" that stores the actual computer parts, basically the "skin") which range from mildly stylized budget cases, to heavily stylized futuristic ones that cost $100-$300, to the bland and cheap but sturdy and well-made boxes which people like to modify so much that you'd never believe the SteamPunk Babbage device, the PC [[BuiltWithLego disguised as a LEGO product]], or the [[WhatAPieceOfJunk the [[TheAllegedComputer beige e-Machines box with the Pentium sticker and coffee stain on top]] was [[WhatAPieceOfJunk able to run run]] the Star Citizen alpha.
23rd May '17 9:25:30 PM SimYouLater
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* An example which falls under both RealLife and VideoGames; Unless you are mobile enough that you have to buy gaming laptops, any PC gamer knows the best option is a custom rig (companies like Dell's Alienware subsidiary or Falcon Northwest skimp on things and are overpriced) and either learn to put it together or learn how to pick the right parts and pay someone to assemble it for them. This is split 50/50 with SuperPrototype due to each machine being so unique that they are the first (and likely only) one of its kind, however. What ''does'' fit the trope are external cases (the only part you normally see of the "tower" that stores the actual computer parts, basically the "skin") which range from mildly stylized budget cases, to heavily stylized futuristic ones that cost $100-$300, to the bland and cheap but sturdy and well-made boxes which people like to modify so much that you'd never believe the SteamPunk Babbage device, the PC [[EverythingIsMadeWithLego disguised as a LEGO product]], or the [[WhatAPieceOfJunk beige e-Machines box with the Pentium sticker and coffee stain on top]] was able to run the Star Citizen alpha.

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* An example which falls under both RealLife and VideoGames; Unless you are mobile enough that you have to buy gaming laptops, any PC gamer knows the best option is a custom rig (companies like Dell's Alienware subsidiary or Falcon Northwest skimp on things and are overpriced) and either learn to put it together or learn how to pick the right parts and pay someone to assemble it for them. This is split 50/50 with SuperPrototype due to each machine being so unique that they are the first (and likely only) one of its kind, however. What ''does'' fit the trope are external cases (the only part you normally see of the "tower" that stores the actual computer parts, basically the "skin") which range from mildly stylized budget cases, to heavily stylized futuristic ones that cost $100-$300, to the bland and cheap but sturdy and well-made boxes which people like to modify so much that you'd never believe the SteamPunk Babbage device, the PC [[EverythingIsMadeWithLego [[BuiltWithLego disguised as a LEGO product]], or the [[WhatAPieceOfJunk beige e-Machines box with the Pentium sticker and coffee stain on top]] was able to run the Star Citizen alpha.
23rd May '17 9:06:04 PM SimYouLater
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* An example which falls under both RealLife and VideoGames; Unless you are mobile enough that you have to buy gaming laptops, any PC gamer knows the best option is a custom rig (companies like Dell's Alienware subsidiary or Falcon Northwest skimp on things and are overpriced) and either learn to put it together or learn how to pick the right parts and pay someone to assemble it for them. This is split 50/50 with SuperPrototype due to each machine being so unique that they are the first (and likely only) one of its kind, however. What ''does'' fit the trope are external cases (the only part you normally see of the "tower" that stores the actual computer parts, basically the "skin") which range from mildly stylized budget cases, to heavily stylized futuristic ones that cost $100-$300, to the bland and cheap but sturdy and well-made boxes which people like to modify so much that you'd never believe the SteamPunk Babbage device, the PC disguised as a LEGO product, or the beige e-Machines box with the Pentium sticker and coffee stain on top was able to run the Star Citizen alpha.

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* An example which falls under both RealLife and VideoGames; Unless you are mobile enough that you have to buy gaming laptops, any PC gamer knows the best option is a custom rig (companies like Dell's Alienware subsidiary or Falcon Northwest skimp on things and are overpriced) and either learn to put it together or learn how to pick the right parts and pay someone to assemble it for them. This is split 50/50 with SuperPrototype due to each machine being so unique that they are the first (and likely only) one of its kind, however. What ''does'' fit the trope are external cases (the only part you normally see of the "tower" that stores the actual computer parts, basically the "skin") which range from mildly stylized budget cases, to heavily stylized futuristic ones that cost $100-$300, to the bland and cheap but sturdy and well-made boxes which people like to modify so much that you'd never believe the SteamPunk Babbage device, the PC [[EverythingIsMadeWithLego disguised as a LEGO product, product]], or the [[WhatAPieceOfJunk beige e-Machines box with the Pentium sticker and coffee stain on top top]] was able to run the Star Citizen alpha.
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