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16th May '18 7:15:00 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Cathexis", Captain Janeway has all power diverted to the engines including life support, so they can escape before hostile aliens break through their shields. [[FridgeLogic Wouldn't that include the power going to the shields?]]
8th Feb '18 4:48:59 AM JackG
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* Parodied in the animated Australian ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' spoof ''Sev Trek: Pus in Boots''. Gaudy (Geordi [=LaForge=]) notices his [[ExplosiveInstrumentation console is beginning to spark]], so he quickly "reroutes" the explosion to the [[RedShirt expendable ensign's]] console.
9th Nov '17 12:06:12 AM FearlessSon
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* ''[[Literature/TheExpanse Cibola Burn]]'' -- {{Discussed|Trope}} when the ''Rocinante'' is forced to operate on battery-power. The ship's [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon keel-mounted]] [[MagneticWeapons railgun]] has its own very substantial set of batteries and capacitors which were already topped off, and they have to consider tapping into those to keep other systems powered. However, the power is only designed to flow ''into'' the railgun system, not back ''out of'' it into the rest of the ship ([[OverclockingAttack for cogent safety reasons]]) and they do not have the time to [[ReversePolarity effect a workaround]], so they abandon that plan in favor of [[RecoilBoost a different solution using the railgun]].
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.
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