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6th Apr '18 9:53:16 AM tropower
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUKA23kShM4 The Incredible Crash Dummies]] can't fly a plane or drive anything else without crashing it.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUKA23kShM4 The Incredible Crash Dummies]] can't fly a plane or drive anything else without crashing it. [[note]]This carries over from the original 1980s PSAs where they would crash a car in order to prove a point about buckling your safety belt (which is the law in most states). Even then, as talking crash test dummies, they would be used to being in crashes anyway.[[/note]]



** By the time of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', he seemed to have improved (or forced himself to get better because they only had one plane, as opposed to ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''' never ending supply). He'd crash occasionally, but that was usually due to getting shot down. There were still a lot of jokes and {{Shout Out}}s to his poor landing skills, but on that show it had become more of an InformedFlaw.

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** By the time of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', he seemed to have improved (or forced himself to get better because they only had one plane, as opposed to ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''' ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 DuckTales']]'' never ending supply). He'd crash occasionally, but that was usually due to getting shot down. There were still a lot of jokes and {{Shout Out}}s to his poor landing skills, but on that show it had become more of an InformedFlaw.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', Shane Gooseman crashed ''least'' three interceptors and a Ranger cruiser...and the show only ran one season. His driving is [[DrivesLikeCrazy just as bad]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', Shane Gooseman crashed at ''least'' three interceptors and a Ranger cruiser...and the show only ran one season. His driving is [[DrivesLikeCrazy just as bad]].
19th Mar '18 7:38:57 PM azul120
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This trope can be convenient for characters hiring or having a pilot - no one else wanted CaptainCrash, so he was available.

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This trope can be convenient for characters hiring or having a pilot - no one else wanted CaptainCrash, Captain Crash, so he was available.



** In the [[Literature/CloneWarsGambit tie-in novels]], Obi-Wan develops some CaptainCrash tendencies, which is lampshaded by Anakin. In three books, he's involved in three separate crashes, although he would (jokingly) protest that he was merely the common denominator rather than the pilot each time.

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** In the [[Literature/CloneWarsGambit tie-in novels]], Obi-Wan develops some CaptainCrash Captain Crash tendencies, which is lampshaded by Anakin. In three books, he's involved in three separate crashes, although he would (jokingly) protest that he was merely the common denominator rather than the pilot each time.
14th Mar '18 8:06:18 AM razorrozar7
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* ''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.]]

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* ''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.]]]] In addition, Deanna is so far down the chain of command that if she has to sit in the captain's seat, there's some ''serious shit'' going on already, so this might be correlation rather than causation.
2nd Mar '18 10:54:19 AM chopshop
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* Creator/BabeRuth was basically a real life version of [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Launchpad McQuack]]. The man was infamous amongst his friends for constantly [[DrivesLikeCrazy wrecking the vehicles he drove in outrageous manners]], only to somehow walk away without a scratch.
9th Feb '18 7:50:01 PM HeroGal2347
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** By the time of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', he seemed to have improved (or forced himself to get better because they only had one plane, as opposed to ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''' never ending supply). He'd crash occasionally, but that was usually due to getting shot down. There were still a lot of jokes and {{Shout Out}}s to his poor landing skills, but on that show it had become more of an InformedFlaw.

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** By the time of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', he seemed to have improved (or forced himself to get better because they only had one plane, as opposed to ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''' never ending supply). He'd crash occasionally, but that was usually due to getting shot down. There were still a lot of jokes and {{Shout Out}}s to his poor landing skills, but on that show it had become more of an InformedFlaw.
24th Jan '18 3:51:42 AM CNR4806
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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala have each had only one of their mobile suits survive the end of the series (one each across two series), every other suit they used was totaled, though Athrun went though far more suits, to the point if he touched it it was probably doomed and Kira's tended to be rebuilt and destroyed again. To be specific Athrun self destructs Aegis to fight Kira, self destructs Justice to stop the Genesis laser, and gets Savior damaged beyond repair by Kira. Kira meanwhile gets the Strike wrecked against said Aegis self-destructing (It's repaired and given to Mu, who gets it completely destroyed), gets Freedom wrecked against Rau in the final battle of Seed. In Destiny Freedom is repaired and Kira pilots it again, until Shinn also wrecks it, this time beyond repair. Only their final Strike Freedom and Infinite Justice units manage to remain unwrecked.

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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala have each had only one of their mobile suits survive the end of the series (one each across two series), every other suit they used was totaled, though Athrun went though far more suits, to the point if he touched it it was probably doomed and Kira's tended to be rebuilt and destroyed again. To be specific Athrun self destructs Aegis to fight Kira, self destructs Justice to stop the Genesis GENESIS laser, had his ZAKU totalled during re-entry, and gets Savior Saviour damaged beyond repair by Kira. Kira meanwhile gets the Strike wrecked against said Aegis self-destructing (It's repaired and given to Mu, who gets it completely destroyed), gets Freedom wrecked against Rau in the final battle of Seed.SEED. In Destiny Freedom is repaired and Kira pilots it again, until Shinn also wrecks it, this time beyond repair. Only their final Strike Freedom and Infinite Justice units manage to remain unwrecked.unwrecked.
*** Even then, Infinite Justice ended the war with its transformable backpack missing, having been used to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram the Requiem's muzzle]] near the end of the final battle.
2nd Jan '18 3:15:49 PM MCE
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* In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' Isaac Clarke climbs/gets thrown out of a train, a drilling machine and an escape pod. Outside influences causes the crash in those cases but still, guy climbs out of a lot of wreckage. Oh and you know that [[Spoiler: Giant mining ship from the first game?]] that get blown up as well.

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* In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' Isaac Clarke climbs/gets thrown out of a train, a drilling machine and an escape pod. Outside influences causes the crash in those cases but still, guy climbs out of a lot of wreckage. Oh and you know that [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Giant mining ship from the first game?]] that get gets blown up as well.
2nd Jan '18 3:14:09 PM MCE
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* ''In VideoGame/DeadSpace3,'' one must fly a heavily damaged shuttle from the frigate ''Roanouke'' to the surface of Tau Volantis, dodging mines and debris all the way down. [[ForegoneConclusion Needless to say, you crash]], but only two {{Mauveshirt}}s die. Strangely, Ellie, the actual pilot, [[InformedAbility doesn't do any piloting]].
** In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' he climbs/gets thrown out of a train, a drilling machine and an escape pod. Outside influences causes the crash in those cases but still, guy climbs out of a lot of wreckage.

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* ''In VideoGame/DeadSpace3,'' one must fly a heavily damaged shuttle from the frigate ''Roanouke'' to the surface of Tau Volantis, dodging mines and debris all the way down. [[ForegoneConclusion Needless to say, you crash]], but only two {{Mauveshirt}}s die. Strangely, Ellie, the actual pilot, [[InformedAbility doesn't do any piloting]].
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In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' he Isaac Clarke climbs/gets thrown out of a train, a drilling machine and an escape pod. Outside influences causes the crash in those cases but still, guy climbs out of a lot of wreckage. Oh and you know that [[Spoiler: Giant mining ship from the first game?]] that get blown up as well.
* ''In VideoGame/DeadSpace3,'' the player character (Isaac Clarke) must fly a heavily damaged shuttle from the frigate ''Roanouke'' to the surface of Tau Volantis, dodging mines and debris all the way down. [[ForegoneConclusion Needless to say, you crash]], but only two {{Mauveshirt}}s die. Strangely, Ellie, the actual pilot, [[InformedAbility doesn't do any piloting]]. Before that another ship your on gets trashed by mines before you can enter orbit, a car get blown up before you can get in it and many, many autonomous transport crash when he attempt to cross a free way. Later on even 300 year old wrecked vehicle arn't safe from him, with one falling off a cliff shortly after he climbs though it. Even ''ladders'' and lifts break down or are trashed around him. All this from an engineer/repair man, you know, someone who is supposed to 'fix' things.
1st Jan '18 11:09:14 AM nombretomado
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* {{Harrison Ford}} has, as of March 2015, been involved in three crashes as a pilot, though to be fair, only one was his fault.

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* {{Harrison Ford}} has, as of March 2015, Creator/HarrisonFord has been involved in three crashes as a pilot, though to be fair, only one was his fault.
23rd Dec '17 6:00:59 PM nombretomado
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* The [[RoyalNavy Fleet Air Arm]] squaddie song "The A.25 Song" which begins as: ''They say in the Air Force that landing's okay/if the pilot can get out and still walk away/but in the Fleet Air Arm the prospect is grim/if landing is poor and the pilot can't swim''. Each of the twenty or so verses of the song describe the protagonist crashing his aircraft in various ways. The A.25 is the Fleet Air Arm damage report form, very detailed and notoriously time-consuming to fill.

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* The [[RoyalNavy [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Fleet Air Arm]] squaddie song "The A.25 Song" which begins as: ''They say in the Air Force that landing's okay/if the pilot can get out and still walk away/but in the Fleet Air Arm the prospect is grim/if landing is poor and the pilot can't swim''. Each of the twenty or so verses of the song describe the protagonist crashing his aircraft in various ways. The A.25 is the Fleet Air Arm damage report form, very detailed and notoriously time-consuming to fill.
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