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5th Jun '16 7:05:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, LikeADuckToWater, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).

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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, LikeADuckToWater, LikeADuckTakesToWater, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).
5th Jun '16 7:04:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).

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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, LikeADuckToWater, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).
3rd Jun '16 8:10:00 AM Willbyr
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* ''LyricalNanoha''. As a kid fumbling around with her staff for the first time, she destroys a monster within ''minutes'', she saves multiple universes multiple times at the age of ''nine'', completely shattering the learning curve in the process, and years later as a fully trained battlemage, she's not only a literal [[TheAce ace]] (well, "[[GratuitousEnglish A's]]") but has to have [[PowerLimiter limiter upon limiter]] attached to herself and her staff at all times so as not to GodMode her enemies to death in '''seconds'''. The in-story explanation for the limiters is that a single unit is not allowed to have that many high-level mages in it, for fear of mutiny.

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* ''LyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. As a kid fumbling around with her staff for the first time, she destroys a monster within ''minutes'', she saves multiple universes multiple times at the age of ''nine'', completely shattering the learning curve in the process, and years later as a fully trained battlemage, she's not only a literal [[TheAce ace]] (well, "[[GratuitousEnglish A's]]") but has to have [[PowerLimiter limiter upon limiter]] attached to herself and her staff at all times so as not to GodMode her enemies to death in '''seconds'''. The in-story explanation for the limiters is that a single unit is not allowed to have that many high-level mages in it, for fear of mutiny.



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24th Dec '15 9:56:31 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our UsefulNotes/SolarSystem was helped because right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets properly aligned for a "grand tour" in 1977 - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_program Voyager Probes]] were sent on this tour.

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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our UsefulNotes/SolarSystem UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem was helped because right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets properly aligned for a "grand tour" in 1977 - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_program Voyager Probes]] were sent on this tour.
24th Dec '15 9:55:57 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our Solar system was helped that right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets aligned for a "grand tour" in the 1970's - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152.

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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our Solar system UsefulNotes/SolarSystem was helped that because right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets properly aligned for a "grand tour" in the 1970's 1977 - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_program Voyager Probes]] were sent on this tour.
24th Dec '15 9:53:22 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our Solar system was helped that right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets aligned for a "grand tour" in the 1970's - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152.
26th Nov '15 12:17:48 PM PurrElise
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MoominsOnTheRiviera'' Snorkmaiden sweeps the casino and becomes a millionaire despite not even knowing what gambling is.
19th Nov '15 8:57:28 AM erforce
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-->--'''Fred Astaire''', "(I've Got) Beginner's Luck" (words by Ira Gershwin)

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-->--'''Fred -->-- '''Fred Astaire''', "(I've Got) Beginner's Luck" (words by Ira Gershwin)



** This seems somewhat justified after playing the sequel, as after seeing what Jehuty is capable of with a trained pilot in control, we realize exactly how little of the mecha's capabilities its first young pilot was able to make use of. It really was using only its most basic features, assisted by the AI; it wasn't just a handwave after all.
** Cage Midwell in ''Zone Of The Enders: the Fist of Mars'' similarly ends up fighting several battles when he ends up in control of a SuperPrototype. In both cases, it's somewhat justified by the fact that the Orbital Frames in question also come equipped with powerful A.I.s who can help them in combat.

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** This seems somewhat justified after playing the sequel, ''[[VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEndersThe2ndRunner The 2nd Runner]]'', as after seeing what Jehuty is capable of with a trained pilot in control, we realize exactly how little of the mecha's capabilities its first young pilot was able to make use of. It really was using only its most basic features, assisted by the AI; it wasn't just a handwave after all.
** Cage Midwell in ''Zone Of The Enders: the Fist of Mars'' ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEndersTheFistOfMars'' similarly ends up fighting several battles when he ends up in control of a SuperPrototype. In both cases, it's somewhat justified by the fact that the Orbital Frames in question also come equipped with powerful A.I.s who can help them in combat.
20th Aug '15 12:13:53 AM Gitaxias
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* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] and PlayedForLaughs in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''. The Returned are fond of an absurdly complicated game called Terachin based around throwing various weighted balls onto different parts of a marked field. Lightsong never learned any of the rules and uses such brilliant tactics as choosing which ball to throw based on the color of his drink or throwing backwards without looking. He accidentally plays like a prodigy and frustrates the other Returned to no end by the fact that none of them can beat him.
16th Jun '15 12:16:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played especially straight in ''Film/TheKarateKid''. Daniel stumbles on Mr. Miyagi attempting to catch flies with a pair of chopsticks ("Man who catch fly with chopstick - accomplish ANYTHING.") While Mr. Miyagi tries and fails throughout the scene, Daniel manages it within seconds of attempting it, prompting a disgruntled "You beginner luck," from Miyagi.

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* Played especially straight in ''Film/TheKarateKid''.''Film/TheKarateKid1984''. Daniel stumbles on Mr. Miyagi attempting to catch flies with a pair of chopsticks ("Man who catch fly with chopstick - accomplish ANYTHING.") While Mr. Miyagi tries and fails throughout the scene, Daniel manages it within seconds of attempting it, prompting a disgruntled "You beginner luck," from Miyagi.
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