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9th Sep '16 8:24:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* R. Talsorian Games' ''{{Mekton}} Zeta'' is a roleplaying game geared to the HumongousMecha genre, and this trope may (and probably will) be invoked at least ''once'' in any given campaign, no matter the setting.

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* R. Talsorian Games' ''{{Mekton}} ''TabletopGame/{{Mekton}} Zeta'' is a roleplaying game geared to the HumongousMecha genre, and this trope may (and probably will) be invoked at least ''once'' in any given campaign, no matter the setting.
6th Sep '16 6:36:15 PM eroock
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-->-- ''Anime/CodeGeass: The Abridged Series

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-->-- ''Anime/CodeGeass: The Abridged Series
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22nd Jul '16 4:17:37 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Fear of Flying", when Homer after going to a pilots-only bar is forced into the cockpit of an airliner only to wreck it by ''[[EpicFail raising the plane's landing gear even before starting take-off procedures]]''
18th Jul '16 1:13:11 AM EDP
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*** In the reimagining ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' Amuro had hacked his father's computer and already read the manual, avoiding the rather embarrassing scene of him moving the Gundam while reading the manual. The first battle still goes as in the original anime.
17th Jul '16 11:52:13 AM Matt620
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* Technically, most of your NPC crew in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. The game starts with Shepard bugging out as the Reapers invade Earth, with everyone aboard the Alliance-impounded Normandy forced to come along for the ride. They're all professionals in one field or another (Anderson was planning to use the ship as his mobile command center), so they make the best of it. Shuttle pilot Steve Cortez is officially your logistics guy, and shares armory duty with Vega - you're just lucky he's ''also'' a damn good pilot. Considering Vega's piloting skills include crashing into other shuttles - deliberately as a case of RammingAlwaysWorks and after Shepard furiously demands that someone take the enemy shuttle down, admittedly - you're lucky to have Cortez.

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* Technically, most of your NPC crew in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. The game starts with Shepard bugging out as the Reapers invade Earth, with everyone aboard the Alliance-impounded Normandy forced to come along for the ride. They're all professionals in one field or another (Anderson was planning to use the ship as his mobile command center), so they make the best of it. Shuttle pilot Steve Cortez is officially your logistics guy, and shares armory duty with Vega - you're just lucky he's ''also'' a damn good pilot. Considering Vega's piloting skills include crashing into other shuttles - deliberately as a case of RammingAlwaysWorks and after Shepard furiously demands that someone take the enemy shuttle down, admittedly - you're lucky to have Cortez. Samantha Traynor, the CommunicationsOfficer, was actually working in R&D, but, like Cortez, she ended up being put into the job and was good at it.
3rd Jul '16 8:47:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Alto, and later with considerably less success to Sheryl, in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. Apparently the fact that Alto (and later, Sheryl) was going to piloting school might have been supposed to justify this, but this is the same as someone who's only partially completed real life flight school Falling Into The Cockpit of the military's latest top-secret fighter! Sheryl's attempt has more realistic results. When Alto himself tries to get to fly it a second time Ozma punches him in the face for his insolence and has him thrown out. It's only afterwards that Ozma gives him a chance, but he has to go through the [[TrainingFromHell proper channels first]].

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** Alto, and later with Sheryl (with considerably less success to Sheryl, success), in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. Apparently the fact that Alto (and later, Sheryl) was going to piloting school might have been supposed to justify this, but this is the same as someone who's only partially completed real life flight school Falling Into The Cockpit of the military's latest top-secret fighter! Sheryl's attempt has more realistic results. When Alto himself tries to get to fly it a second time Ozma punches him in the face for his insolence and has him thrown out. It's only afterwards that Ozma gives him a chance, but he has to go through the [[TrainingFromHell proper channels first]].
15th Jun '16 8:35:13 PM nombretomado
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** WillSmith's character pilots the crashed UFO to dock with the mothership. Despite not knowing about aliens until two days prior, he defends himself as the best choice because he's "seen these things in action" and therefore knows of their maneuvering capabilities. Though, to be fair, that IS more experience than anybody else has.

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** WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's character pilots the crashed UFO to dock with the mothership. Despite not knowing about aliens until two days prior, he defends himself as the best choice because he's "seen these things in action" and therefore knows of their maneuvering capabilities. Though, to be fair, that IS more experience than anybody else has.



* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' series has Captain Lawrence in a similar situation with a dragon, minus the initial battle. He's simply bonded to one of the rarest dragons in the world. A lot of the conflict is derived from various authority figures trying to get Temeraire to let someone else be his partner.

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* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series has Captain Lawrence in a similar situation with a dragon, minus the initial battle. He's simply bonded to one of the rarest dragons in the world. A lot of the conflict is derived from various authority figures trying to get Temeraire to let someone else be his partner.



* Happens literally to Ford in ''MostlyHarmless'', after he jumps off a skyscraper to see what happens.

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* Happens literally to Ford in ''MostlyHarmless'', ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', after he jumps off a skyscraper to see what happens.
16th May '16 3:46:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This is how Taz ends up piloting a space shuttle to save earth from a meteor swarm in the ''TazMania'' episode "Astro-Taz". Of course, he thinks it's just a video game.

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* This is how Taz ends up piloting a space shuttle to save earth from a meteor swarm in the ''TazMania'' ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "Astro-Taz". Of course, he thinks it's just a video game.
12th May '16 9:23:49 PM drac0blade
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-->-- ''Anime/CodeGeass:'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w234z6Kvi8&feature=player_detailpage#t=127s The Abridged Series]]''

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-->-- ''Anime/CodeGeass:'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w234z6Kvi8&feature=player_detailpage#t=127s ''Anime/CodeGeass: The Abridged Series]]''
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28th Apr '16 3:36:30 PM konekootome
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* Suzaku in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' becomes the Lancelotís pilot while trying to escape the Battle of Shinjuku due to the death of the original test pilot. While he was given a choice to leave, he decides to fight for Lelouch by returning to the Britannian army. Along with his natural talent, Suzaku had two things on his side: years of playing Knightmare simulators and being the future adoptive son of the Lancelotís creator.

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* Suzaku in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' becomes the Lancelotís pilot while trying to escape the Battle of Shinjuku due to the death of the original test pilot. While he was given a choice to leave, he decides to fight for Lelouch by returning to the Britannian army. Along with [[BeginnersLuck his natural talent, talent,]] Suzaku had two things on his side: [[IKnowMortalKombat years of playing Knightmare simulators and ]]and being [[KidFromTheFuture the future adoptive son of son]] or the Lancelotís creator.
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