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25th Nov '16 8:49:56 AM Chabal2
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes claims this is the reason he rarely eats while on a case: blood sent to the digestive system could be put to better use by his brain.
4th Aug '16 9:12:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** There are several times in the games where the Cortana has to use the Chief's suit's reactor to overload some sort of power system; doing so usually temporarily depletes the Chief's energy shields.
29th Jan '16 10:21:54 AM DAN004
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11th Aug '15 6:34:37 AM Epithumia
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*** This was not a case of diverting power. The shield was reconfigured as a cloak, so was no longer available as a shield. Power was not the issue. In ''Grace Under Pressure'' the process is reversed, with Puddle Jumpers' cloaks reconfigured as shields.
8th Jun '15 8:28:41 PM Winter
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has power distribution as a major mechanic in space combat. Ships have 200 points to be distributed between weapons, shields, engines, and auxiliary systems. Most ships grant bonus power to one or more systems, and player character skills or ship equipment can also increase the amount of power available.
27th Mar '15 6:51:02 AM Chabal2
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* This ends up [[spoiler:killing Ax]] in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': his ship is investigating what appears to be a derelict Yeerk ship, and he joins the boarding party while his own ship is diverting power to the scanners. On iguring it's a trap, he tells his ship to send full power to the shields, but it's too late.
25th Nov '14 12:31:23 PM FearlessSon
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* In ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'', power switch boxes can be found all over Sevastopol, and because the systems are usually operating at only nominal capacity at best, [[PlayerCharacter Amanda]] often has to switch various systems on an off to gain access, evade hostile security, make distractions, or any number of other things.
25th Nov '14 12:24:39 PM FearlessSon
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[[quoteright:118:[[VideoGame/XWing http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/x-wing-power_3407.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:118:[[StandYourGround Cut power to the engines]], [[BeamSpam full power to the lasers]]!]]
10th Sep '13 9:03:56 AM MarsJenkar
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* In Film/{{Apollo 13}}, Ken Mattingly and John Aaron are trying to come up with a startup procedure for the command module using only the CM's batteries, which had been partially drained in the disaster before the CM was shut down. Unfortunately, there just is not enough power in the batteries to perform any viable startup. Mattingly gets the idea to get the extra power from the lunar module's power systems, via a linkup normally used to transfer power from the command/service module to the lunar module. It's not very energy-efficient when [[ReverseThePolarity used in the reverse manner]], but it gets them the few extra amps they need to get the CM up and running.

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* In Film/{{Apollo 13}}, ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', Ken Mattingly and John Aaron are trying to come up with a startup procedure for the command module using only the CM's batteries, which had been partially drained in the disaster before the CM was shut down. Unfortunately, there just is not enough power in the batteries to perform any viable startup. Mattingly gets the idea to get the extra power from the lunar module's power systems, via a linkup normally used to transfer power from the command/service module to the lunar module. It's not very energy-efficient when [[ReverseThePolarity used in the reverse manner]], but it gets them the few extra amps they need to get the CM up and running.running--and thanks to the earlier power conservation procedures used with the LM, there's power enough to do this.
10th Sep '13 9:00:38 AM MarsJenkar
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* Used offensively in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' when the ''Enterprise'' is locked in a duel with Klingon Bird-of-Prey owned by the Duras sisters. Having been able to bypass the Enterprises' shields, they need a quick solution. Data figures out some TechnoBabble that can force the Bird-of-Prey to go into [[StealthInSpace cloak]]. Since cloaking requires that a ship power down its weapons and shields (see ''Star Trek'' under "Live Action TV" below) this allows the Enterprise to render the Bird-of-Prey defenseless for a brief window that they can use to hit it with photon torpedoes. Being a much smaller ship, it cannot take nearly as much hull punishment as the Enterprise and is destroyed.

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* Used offensively in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' when the ''Enterprise'' is locked in a duel with Klingon Bird-of-Prey owned by the Duras sisters. Having been able to bypass the Enterprises' shields, they need a quick solution. Data figures out some TechnoBabble that can force the Bird-of-Prey to go into [[StealthInSpace cloak]]. Since cloaking requires that a ship power down its weapons and shields (see ''Star Trek'' under "Live Action TV" below) this allows the Enterprise to render the Bird-of-Prey defenseless for a brief window that they can use to hit it with photon torpedoes. Being a much smaller ship, it cannot take nearly as much hull punishment as the Enterprise and is destroyed. destroyed.
* In Film/{{Apollo 13}}, Ken Mattingly and John Aaron are trying to come up with a startup procedure for the command module using only the CM's batteries, which had been partially drained in the disaster before the CM was shut down. Unfortunately, there just is not enough power in the batteries to perform any viable startup. Mattingly gets the idea to get the extra power from the lunar module's power systems, via a linkup normally used to transfer power from the command/service module to the lunar module. It's not very energy-efficient when [[ReverseThePolarity used in the reverse manner]], but it gets them the few extra amps they need to get the CM up and running.
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