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5th Oct '17 12:56:24 AM JackG
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** In "Mission to Destiny", while piloting the Liberator through a meteor shower the power starts to fade. Zen gives them a choice between diverting to the drive units (risking destruction) or the forcewall (protecting the ship, but stranding them in space). Blake chooses the drive units. Fortunately they're almost through the storm.
18th Aug '17 7:17:41 AM JackG
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** Averted in "Volcano". With the Liberator's power banks drained and Servalan's battlefleet bearing down, Avon calls for the emergency circuits to be activated. They don't work [[spoiler:and only a convenient EarthShatteringKaboom saves their lives.]]
1st Aug '17 6:20:00 AM JackG
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** In "Games", Avon order all power except that necessary to life support diverted through the weapon system.

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** In "Games", Avon order has all power except that which is necessary to for life support diverted through the weapon system.
1st Aug '17 6:19:06 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** In "Games", Avon order all power except that necessary to life support diverted through the weapon system.
** In "Terminal", the Liberator's hull is breaking down after being infected by some kind of enzyme. Villa orders Zen to shut down the auto-repair systems as they're fighting a losing battle and draining the power banks, and instead divert all power to maintain the MasterComputer so it can analyze the infection and find a solution. [[spoiler:Unlike other examples of this trope, it doesn't work and Liberator is destroyed.]]
1st Aug '17 6:14:13 AM JackG
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* ''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder''. Jedi Knight Merve Bushwacker's spaceship can divert all power to the [[INeedAFreakingDrink beer fridge in case of emergency]].
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15th Apr '17 3:52:24 AM SLOOGOVS
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4th Apr '17 11:52:58 PM BattleMaster
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* This is effectively how Maxima's powers work in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''. She has superhuman strength, speed, and invulnerability as well as flight and energy blasts. Typically she keeps a balance between them, but when the situation calls for it she can switch power from one ability to another; for example, she could lower her SuperStrength to improve her [[NighInvulnerable invulnerability]] in anticipation of a powerful attack.
4th Apr '17 11:48:36 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer mode, certain classes of [[MechanicalLifeforms Geth]] characters can enter "[[OverclockingAttack Hunter Mode]]", lifting the {{Power Limiter}}s on their weapons to fire them with greater force, diverting power to their synthetic muscles to handle the recoil that would break an organic's arm. However, this power is drawn from their DeflectorShields, reducing them to half strength while this mode is engaged and turning the Geth into a GlassCannon.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer mode, certain classes of [[MechanicalLifeforms Geth]] characters can enter "[[OverclockingAttack Hunter Mode]]", lifting the {{Power Limiter}}s on their weapons to fire them with greater force, diverting power to their synthetic muscles to handle the recoil that would break an organic's arm. However, this power is drawn from their DeflectorShields, reducing them to half strength[[note]] This is half of the shield's base strength of 1000 points. Any bonuses to shield strength, whether through passive skills, equipment, or consumable items, apply their full value, so a Geth Engineer with 1000 base shields and cumulative bonuses of +100% to shields that entered Hunter mode would have 1500 shield points, not 1000.[[/note]] while this mode is engaged and turning the Geth into a GlassCannon.
14th Mar '17 1:53:40 PM Prime32
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5, the incarnum subsystem (presented in ''Magic of Incarnum'') expands on the body slots used to equip magic items, most notably by allowing characters to enchant these slots with pieces of [[BattleAura spectral equipment]] known as soulmelds. Incarnum-wielding characters gain a limited pool of "essentia" which can be invested in soulmelds (and certain other abilities) to increase their power, and which can be reallocated between them from round to round. A number of classes have bonuses and {{Super Mode}}s which either increase the maximum essentia capacity of their soulmelds, or cause soulmelds to function at maximum power without any investment.
30th Dec '16 5:11:16 AM AFP
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** ''Film/ANewHope''. Before the final battle over the Death Star, the Rebel pilots were ordered to "Switch your deflectors on double front" (i.e., switching the deflector shields to increase forward deflectors at the expense of the rear ones).

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** ''Film/ANewHope''. Before the final battle over the Death Star, the Rebel pilots were ordered to "Switch your deflectors on double front" (i.e., switching the deflector shields to increase forward deflectors at the expense of the rear ones). Once the TIE Fighters show up on the scene, the pilots are ordered to stabilize their rear deflectors, now that they are being chased as well as being shot at by their target.
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