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21st Jun '16 4:15:17 PM VampireBuddha
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* A joke/criticism of the {{reboot}}ed ''Film/{{Star Trek| 2009}}'' series is that Kirk crashes the ''Enterprise'' every damn movie.
21st Jun '16 1:41:24 PM Willbyr
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* In ''GunsmithCats'', Rally Vincent wrecks her car on multiple occasions despite proving her worth in multiple street races. At one point it is even mentioned that she can't get insurance anymore.

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* In ''GunsmithCats'', ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', Rally Vincent wrecks her car on multiple occasions despite proving her worth in multiple street races. At one point it is even mentioned that she can't get insurance anymore.
18th May '16 7:55:09 PM LinTaylor
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*** Joseph, in particular, is the king of this, having crashed at least 4 planes, one ship, a submarine and a car during the course of his life. The fun part is that when he was a kid, he dreamed of being a Royal Air Force pilot like his father. (He became a stockbroker instead.)

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*** Joseph, in particular, is the king of this, having crashed at least 4 planes, one ship, a submarine and a car during the course of his life. The fun part is that when he was a kid, he dreamed of being a Royal Air Force pilot like his father. (He became a stockbroker real estate mogul instead.)
14th May '16 7:19:16 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} is this. Starting when he was orphaned during a plane crash (although aliens were involved), then there was that time with the first mission of the new X-Men, then once with Lee Forrester, then again with Storm and Xavier. Other characters have started calling him out on this.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen is this. Starting when he was orphaned during a plane crash (although aliens were involved), then there was that time with the first mission of the new X-Men, then once with Lee Forrester, then again with Storm and Xavier. Other characters have started calling him out on this.
28th Apr '16 6:12:59 PM katrinahood
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'', Midgel always ends up crashing the Rockhopper every time he attempts to land.
20th Apr '16 1:46:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Hikaru Ichijo/Rick Hunter of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' gets his Valkyrie trashed a lot.
** It's so bad, that even his ''coma delirium'' mocks him for it repeatedly (and even has him crashing a bicycle!) in the episode ''Phantasm.''

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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Hikaru Ichijo/Rick Hunter of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' gets his Valkyrie trashed a lot.
** *** It's so bad, that even his ''coma delirium'' mocks him for it repeatedly (and even has him crashing a bicycle!) in the episode ''Phantasm.''
20th Apr '16 12:31:49 AM erforce
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* A running gag in ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Quoth [[Film/TheLastCrusade the third film]]:

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* A running gag in ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
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Quoth [[Film/TheLastCrusade [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade the third film]]:



** At the conclusion of the flight (they have just crashed into a house):
-->'''Henry Jones Sr.:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Nice]] [[SarcasmMode landing.]]
-->'''Indiana Jones:''' Thanks.

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** *** At the conclusion of the flight (they have just crashed into a house):
-->'''Henry --->'''Henry Jones Sr.:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Nice]] [[SarcasmMode landing.]]
-->'''Indiana --->'''Indiana Jones:''' Thanks.
1st Apr '16 12:51:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''GreenLantern'': Hal Jordan is a test pilot for the Air Force, and constantly crashes planes by taking them well beyond test parameters.

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* ''GreenLantern'': ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': Hal Jordan is a test pilot for the Air Force, and constantly crashes planes by taking them well beyond test parameters.



* Almost everyone in ''SinCity'' crashes his or her car, often due to CarFu.

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* Almost everyone in ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' crashes his or her car, often due to CarFu.



** Possibly "borrowed" by ''Series/SledgeHammer'' four years later as a running visual gag for Sledge, whose car was a bright green disaster area on wheels driven by a man whose parking skills were as bad as Drebin's.
* Although being a competent pilot, Boomer in the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is known for her terrible landing skills, causing a dent on her ship every time she lands.

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** * Possibly "borrowed" by ''Series/SledgeHammer'' four years later as a running visual gag for Sledge, whose car was a bright green disaster area on wheels driven by a man whose parking skills were as bad as Drebin's.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'':
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Although being a competent pilot, Boomer in the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is known for her terrible landing skills, causing a dent on her ship every time she lands.



*** Skulls lampshades it in the GrandFinale.
*** [[spoiler: And both of them are killed shortly after]]
*** [[spoiler: And yet she manages to perform a post-mortem DeusExNukina, taking out the Cylon Home Colony with her]].



* For Jake Cutter, of ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'', crash landings were routine and accepted as such on Bora Gora.
* Richard Hammond of ''TopGear'' has a... not-undeserved reputation for being accident-prone.
* This is pretty much Chakotay's nickname in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. He ends the second part of the pilot episode crashing his original ship into a Kazon dreadnought, and nearly every shuttle he touches from then on is doomed.

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* For Jake Cutter, of ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'', ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'', crash landings were routine and accepted as such on Bora Gora.
* Richard Hammond of ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' has a... not-undeserved reputation for being accident-prone.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
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This is pretty much Chakotay's nickname in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.nickname. He ends the second part of the pilot episode crashing his original ship into a Kazon dreadnought, and nearly every shuttle he touches from then on is doomed.



** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Deanna Troi]] [[NeverLiveItDown can't escape the fact]] that the [[Film/StarTrekGenerations two]] [[Film/StarTrekNemesis times]] she's taken the helm, she's crashed an ''Enterprise.'' Though to be fair, the first was a crash landing after half the ship blew up that miraculously had minimal casualties and the second time, she was ordered to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram the ship into the enemy.]]
* This was a running joke when referencing Uncle Albert in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.

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** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration * ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Deanna Troi]] Troi [[NeverLiveItDown can't escape the fact]] that the [[Film/StarTrekGenerations two]] [[Film/StarTrekNemesis times]] she's taken the helm, she's crashed an ''Enterprise.'' Though to be fair, the first was a crash landing after half the ship blew up that miraculously had minimal casualties and the second time, she was ordered to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram the ship into the enemy.]]
* This was a running joke when referencing Uncle Albert in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.



** For that matter, wouldn't one expect their vehicles to just turn into even gianter robots? Maybe then CAN but they all just keep crashing themselves and dying before we can see any of them transform...
*** The spaceships that turn into robots also crash frequently. Cosmos seemed to be the worst - almost every appearance in the G1 cartoon had him crashing into something.
*** Cosmos also seemed to be contagious. Even the magnificent Sky Lynx wasn't immune to his crash-inducing powers!
1st Apr '16 12:46:25 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Literature/XWingSeries gives us AscendedExtra Derek 'Hobbie' Klivian and his much-lampshaded tendency toward spectacular crashes and long periods in a bacta tank. Despite this, he's unquestionably an AcePilot and even seems to make it work for him: no matter what violent fate befalls his vehicle, Hobbie will ''always'' eject, survive and be back kicking ass within the week.
** The first-published comic arc in that series, The Rebel Opposition, makes it necessary to mention Hobbie's squadronmate Tycho. He put on Imperial guise and reported in saying that his TIE had crashed. They gave him a new one. He flew on a mission, was shot down by his own X-Wing (long story), [[EjectionSeat ejected and survived]], then returned to the Imperial base. They gave him a new one. Then he betrayed them. In fairness, TIE fighters are light, cheap, unshielded {{Fragile Speedster}}s mainly used for {{Zerg Rush}}ing. Tycho's just lucky the TIE they gave him ''had'' an EjectionSeat, as many of them don't.
** 'Face' Loran's backstory notes that he essentially bought his way into Starfighter Command, including buying his own starfighter... and on not one, but two occasions, a replacement fighter after being shot down.
** Face's wingmate, Ton Phanan, is stated near the beginning of ''Wraith Squadron'' to have trouble landing. Furthermore, he loses no less than three fighters during the course of the series (though the first was just bad luck, and not really his fault). [[spoiler:He's mortally wounded after the last one, though Face does at least manage to speak with him one last time.]]
** ''Starfighters of Adumar'' includes the character of Tomer Darpen, nicknamed "Ejector" after a notorious crash landing in which his EjectionSeat fired ''after'' he managed to get his fighter stopped.


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* ''Literature/XWingSeries'':
** It gives us AscendedExtra Derek 'Hobbie' Klivian and his much-lampshaded tendency toward spectacular crashes and long periods in a bacta tank. Despite this, he's unquestionably an AcePilot and even seems to make it work for him: no matter what violent fate befalls his vehicle, Hobbie will ''always'' eject, survive and be back kicking ass within the week.
** The first-published comic arc in that series, The Rebel Opposition, makes it necessary to mention Hobbie's squadronmate Tycho. He put on Imperial guise and reported in saying that his TIE had crashed. They gave him a new one. He flew on a mission, was shot down by his own X-Wing (long story), [[EjectionSeat ejected and survived]], then returned to the Imperial base. They gave him a new one. Then he betrayed them. In fairness, TIE fighters are light, cheap, unshielded {{Fragile Speedster}}s mainly used for {{Zerg Rush}}ing. Tycho's just lucky the TIE they gave him ''had'' an EjectionSeat, as many of them don't.
** 'Face' Loran's backstory notes that he essentially bought his way into Starfighter Command, including buying his own starfighter... and on not one, but two occasions, a replacement fighter after being shot down.
** Face's wingmate, Ton Phanan, is stated near the beginning of ''Wraith Squadron'' to have trouble landing. Furthermore, he loses no less than three fighters during the course of the series (though the first was just bad luck, and not really his fault). [[spoiler:He's mortally wounded after the last one, though Face does at least manage to speak with him one last time.]]
** ''Starfighters of Adumar'' includes the character of Tomer Darpen, nicknamed "Ejector" after a notorious crash landing in which his EjectionSeat fired ''after'' he managed to get his fighter stopped.
1st Apr '16 4:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* SinbadTheSailor had a bad habit of getting shipwrecked in his stories.
* Callista Carmel of ''TourOfTheMerrimack'' earned the nickname "Crash Carmel" for totaling a number of shuttles.

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* SinbadTheSailor Literature/SinbadTheSailor had a bad habit of getting shipwrecked in his stories.
* Callista Carmel of ''TourOfTheMerrimack'' ''Literature/TourOfTheMerrimack'' earned the nickname "Crash Carmel" for totaling a number of shuttles.
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