History Main / CrewOfOne

12th Aug '16 2:04:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Master Chief is capable of operating a Scorpion Tank by himself; in the [[AllThereInTheManual fluff for]] [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first game]], it's explicitly stated that a Scorpion can be operated by two Marines ''or'' a single Spartan, as the latter has a neural interface advanced enough to let them to do it. That said, unaugmented troops are also able to operate Scorpions solo in later games, though that might be just a concession to gameplay.
** While UNSC planes (space or otherwise) ''can'' be flown by one pilot, most of them do seem to operate with a full crew. Like with the Scorpion, it's mostly Spartans who can operate them solo.
** Averted by most vehicles with a turret; for example, you can't operate the gun on a Warthog ''jeep'' and drive it at the same time. This is justified in that the gun controls are physically located in a different part of the vehicle.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'', an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one Forerunner, the Didact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near-godlike abilities. That said, the Chief himself is able to pilot a Pelican gunship all by himself.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Master Chief is capable of operating a Scorpion Tank by himself; in the [[AllThereInTheManual fluff for]] [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first game]], it's explicitly stated that a Scorpion can be operated by two Marines ''or'' a single Spartan, as the latter has a neural interface advanced enough to let them to do it. That said, unaugmented troops are also able to operate Scorpions solo in later games, though that might be just a concession to gameplay. \n** While UNSC planes (space or otherwise) ''can'' be flown by one pilot, most of them do seem to operate with a full crew. Like with the Scorpion, it's mostly Spartans who can operate them solo.\n** Averted by most vehicles with a turret; for example, you can't operate the gun on a Warthog ''jeep'' and drive it at the same time. This is justified in that the gun controls are physically located in a different part of the vehicle.\n** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'', an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one Forerunner, the Didact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near-godlike abilities. That said, the Chief himself is able to pilot a Pelican gunship all by himself.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'', an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one Forerunner, the Didact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near-godlike abilities.


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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** While UNSC planes (space or otherwise) ''can'' be flown by one pilot, most of them do seem to operate with a full crew. It's mostly [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] with their advanced neural interfaces who can operate them solo, like when the Master Chief pilots a Pelican gunship in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''.
** Averted by most vehicles with a turret; for example, you can't operate the gun on a Warthog jeep and drive it at the same time. This is justified in that the gun controls are physically located in a different part of the vehicle.
12th Aug '16 2:00:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Master Chief is capable of operating a Scorpion Tank by himself; in the [[AllThereInTheManual fluff for the game]], it's explicitly stated that a Scorpion can be operated by two Marines ''or'' a single Spartan, as the latter has a neural interface advanced enough to let them to do it.

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** Master Chief is capable of operating a Scorpion Tank by himself; in the [[AllThereInTheManual fluff for for]] [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first game]], it's explicitly stated that a Scorpion can be operated by two Marines ''or'' a single Spartan, as the latter has a neural interface advanced enough to let them to do it.it. That said, unaugmented troops are also able to operate Scorpions solo in later games, though that might be just a concession to gameplay.
** While UNSC planes (space or otherwise) ''can'' be flown by one pilot, most of them do seem to operate with a full crew. Like with the Scorpion, it's mostly Spartans who can operate them solo.
12th Aug '16 1:48:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'' an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one Forerunner, the Didact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near-godlike abilities. That said, the Chief himself is able to pilot a Pelican gunship all by himself.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'' Approach'', an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one Forerunner, the Didact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near-godlike abilities. That said, the Chief himself is able to pilot a Pelican gunship all by himself.
12th Aug '16 1:48:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The entire ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series - mostly. Several vehicles can be run by Master Chief alone, including the Scorpion Tank, while a number of other ones have a gunner's seat as well.
** In the [[AllThereInTheManual fluff for the game]] it's explicitly stated that a Scorpion can be operated by two Marines ''or'' a single Spartan.
** A Spartan can't operate the gun on a Warthog ''jeep'' and drive it at the same time. This is justified in that the gun controls are physically located in a different part of the vehicle.

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* The entire ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series - mostly. Several vehicles can be run by ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Master Chief alone, including the is capable of operating a Scorpion Tank, while a number of other ones have a gunner's seat as well.
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Tank by himself; in the [[AllThereInTheManual fluff for the game]] game]], it's explicitly stated that a Scorpion can be operated by two Marines ''or'' a single Spartan.
Spartan, as the latter has a neural interface advanced enough to let them to do it.
** A Spartan Averted by most vehicles with a turret; for example, you can't operate the gun on a Warthog ''jeep'' and drive it at the same time. This is justified in that the gun controls are physically located in a different part of the vehicle.vehicle.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'' an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one Forerunner, the Didact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near-godlike abilities. That said, the Chief himself is able to pilot a Pelican gunship all by himself.



* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the ''Mantle's Approach'' an enormous Forerunner vessel piloted by one man, the Diadact. This is justified since the Forerunners are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with near godlike abilites.
3rd Aug '16 4:17:48 PM LentilSandEater
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** In another epsiode, "The Doomsday Machine", Kirk, Scotty, and a few other crewmen repair the badly damaged starship ''Constellation'' enough to use it to distract the titular Big Dumb Object away from the ''Enterprise''. Eventually, Scotty is able to run all command functions and a self-destruct button to the auxilary control room, enabling Kirk to ram it down the alien craft's throat.

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** In another epsiode, episode, "The Doomsday Machine", Kirk, Scotty, and a few other crewmen repair the badly damaged starship ''Constellation'' enough to use it to distract the titular Big Dumb Object away from the ''Enterprise''. Eventually, Scotty is able to run all command functions and a self-destruct button to the auxilary control room, enabling Kirk to ram it down the alien craft's throat.


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** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' we meet the terrifying Species 8472 and their bio-ships. Each ship requires only a pilot and the ship itself is extremely formidable, being able to destroy multiple Borg cubes in seconds. The pilot themselves is no slouch, able to resist assimilation and inject a deadly venom with a stinger.
3rd Aug '16 4:10:52 PM LentilSandEater
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** It's assumed by the EVE-Online community that even capsuleer ships have some crew (1-6 for frigates, thousands for a battleship) but they're invisible because [[CrapsackWorld Life is Cheap]] in the Eve 'verse.
*** [[http://www.eveonline.com/background/potw/default.asp?cid=14-07-05 Assumed]] my [[http://www.eveonline.com/background/potw/default.asp?cid=20-04-09 foot]]. EVE Online is an aversion, except possibly in the case of the Reaper, which thematically is so small it barely escapes getting classified as a two-man fighter ''without'' a capsule. The question of crew presence has long been answered; they're just smaller than in non-capsuleer craft (and still generally huge). The question of late is if the crew should have any sort of in-system representation.
18th Jul '16 3:17:19 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The nature of [[CastFromHitPoints crew as damage points]] in ''VideoGame/StarControl'' means that at the end just one crewman (assumed to be her [[TheCaptain captain]]) can be controlling the entire ship. This becomes odd in some ships such as the Earthling Cruiser or the Spathi Eluder that show in the animations two crewmen, and continue so even in that cae.
17th Apr '16 11:39:53 AM Adeon
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** The Brawn is there for maintenance, cargo handling, company, and remote operations.

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** The Brawn is primarily there for to keep the brain company, provide a physical presence outside of the ship and provide a layer of redundancy. In theory the brain can use their remotes to handle all routine tasks (such as maintenance, cargo handling, company, and remote operations.handling etc.) but having the brawn on board means that repairs can be made if the brain loses that capability.
11th Apr '16 2:02:59 PM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' splits the difference. One person ''can'' control the ship by themselves, but without additional crew at the various duty stations for weapons, shields etc they function noticeably worse. And that's before they start taking damage.
17th Feb '16 5:51:10 PM Bissek
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* In the 1992 Steven Seagal film ''Film/UnderSiege'', a crew of 3-4 men, out of which no one directly claims to be a trained artilleryman, load, aim and fire the 16 inch main gun of USS ''Missouri'' (BB-63) towards the small target which is a surfaced Diesel submarine. In RealLife, the machinery of each gun took 47 sailors to operate, a specialist observer operated the turret rangefinder and a trained artillery officer used an electromechanical computer to aim the gun.

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* In the 1992 Steven Seagal film ''Film/UnderSiege'', a crew of 3-4 men, out of which no one directly claims to be a trained artilleryman, load, aim and fire the 16 inch main gun of USS ''Missouri'' (BB-63) towards the small target which is a surfaced Diesel submarine. In RealLife, the machinery of each gun took 47 sailors to operate, a specialist observer operated the turret rangefinder and a trained artillery officer used an electromechanical computer to aim the gun. And the submarine was far too close to target with a 16 inch turret gun.
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