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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.
23rd May '17 9:02:52 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.
8th May '17 12:35:58 AM RacattackForce
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* This was the ultimate fate of the WesternAnimation/MegasXLR unit: though it started as a stolen Glorft SuperPrototype, it was SO heavily modified by Coop that he was the only pilot familiar enough with the controls to actually use the thing, as opposed to its intended pilot, Kiva.

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* This was the ultimate fate of the WesternAnimation/MegasXLR unit: though it started as a stolen Glorft SuperPrototype, it was SO so heavily modified by Coop (with junkyard car parts and old video game consoles no less) that he was became the only pilot familiar enough with the controls person able to actually use the thing, as opposed to its intended pilot, Kiva.
29th Mar '17 7:44:48 AM AJSthe2nd
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*** Try also shows that it's possible to build a champion level Gunpla that's still a non original design, particle tricks and all, with Lucas Nemesis's X1 Full Cloth, which is exactly according to the specs of the manga design (and even had the core fighter that the actual model was supposed to lack), seemingly just because Lucas really liked the original design. It's seemingly all about the internals and quality of the crafted parts, rather than just because you made changes to an existing design.
24th Mar '17 10:34:20 AM lillolillo
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* Technically, the Black Getter Robo of ''Anime/GetterRobo Armageddon'' is this, being a heavily modified Getter Robo.

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* Technically, the Black Getter Robo of ''Anime/GetterRobo ''Manga/GetterRobo Armageddon'' is this, being a heavily modified Getter Robo.
19th Mar '17 2:05:44 PM CountDorku
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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.
8th Mar '17 9:45:55 PM QuinineGlow
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** And then of course there are the custom lightsabers, most notably [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul's]] two-bladed saber and [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren's]] lightsaber with the laser crossguard.

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** And then of course there are the custom lightsabers, most notably [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul's]] two-bladed saber and [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren's]] lightsaber with the laser crossguard.crossguard, although the latter is actually a result of using substandard materials in its creation (notably a cracked and therefore unstable Kyber crystal), not that it stops Ren from being able to utilize the 'defect' as a feature in his combat style.
13th Feb '17 6:56:40 AM morane
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An Ace Custom is a piece of technology--a HumongousMecha, SpaceFighter, a [[WeaponOfChoice particular weapon]],or similar-- which differs from the normal model because it has tweaks in order to better fit its user. Said users are typically {{Ace Pilot}}s, and their equipment is customized to their specifications--thus, ace custom. The extensiveness of this customization varies widely, from simply giving it a [[DistinctiveAppearances new paint job]] to actually having a completely unique machine built from scratch. Closely related to the SuperPrototype, an ace custom will usually be significantly more powerful than a standard model.

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An Ace Custom is a piece of technology--a HumongousMecha, SpaceFighter, a [[WeaponOfChoice particular weapon]],or similar-- which differs from the normal model because it has tweaks in order to better fit its user. Said users are typically {{Ace Pilot}}s, and their equipment is customized to their specifications--thus, ace custom. The extensiveness of this customization varies widely, from simply giving it a [[DistinctiveAppearances new paint job]] or NoseArt to actually having a completely unique machine built from scratch. Closely related to the SuperPrototype, an ace custom will usually be significantly more powerful than a standard model.
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