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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.
29th Mar '16 3:14:21 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'' has this reputation. He has apparently trashed more official vehicles than any other Wyoming state employee. To be fair, most of the wrecks were caused by the criminals he was attempting to catch, but this does not make it any easier to explain to his superiors. His reputation even gets {{Lampshaded}} in the later novels.
28th Mar '16 3:44:45 PM thatother1dude
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** Received {{Shout Out}}s at least twice on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', with the drivers of crashed helicopters musing, "Any landing you can walk away from..."
24th Feb '16 8:49:53 PM Unityd3v
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* Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado gained this reputation. He's been involved in multiple crashes and incidents since 2011, prompting fans of the sport to call him [[FanNickname Crashtor Maldonado]].
18th Jan '16 12:00:55 PM baloonman5
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** There's also a running gag about the Draenei, that any time they're piloting a vehicle they'll crash it. This is likely because their capital, the Exodar, is a magic interstellar space-ship that they [[note]][MisBlamed actually Blood Elf saboteurs]][[/note]] crashed into Azeroth.

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** There's also a running gag about the Draenei, that any time they're piloting a vehicle they'll crash it. This is likely because their capital, the Exodar, is a magic interstellar space-ship that they [[note]][MisBlamed [[note]][[MisBlamed actually Blood Elf saboteurs]][[/note]] crashed into Azeroth.
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