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29th Jul '17 9:22:50 AM nighttrainfm
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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.

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Technically, most of your NPC crew in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.crew. 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.
16th Jul '17 2:24:04 PM Adbot
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** Subverted with the actual ship cockpit itself, as the two [=NPC=]s that do occupy that area are a fully trained and qualified pilot who has been flying the ''Normandy-SR2'' since it first launched (Joker) or the ship's computer in an android body ([=EDI=]).

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** Subverted with the actual ship cockpit itself, as the two [=NPC=]s that do occupy that area are a fully trained and qualified pilot who has been flying the ''Normandy-SR2'' ''Normandy-[=SR2=]'' since it first launched (Joker) or the ship's computer in an android body ([=EDI=]).
16th Jul '17 2:23:03 PM Adbot
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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/Titanfall2'' While the player character was not an officially trained Titan pilot, by the time they end up with their own Titan they've received ''unofficial'' training from their mentor, Captain Lastimosa.

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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/Titanfall2'' ''VideoGame/Titanfall2''. While the player character was not an officially trained Titan pilot, by the time they end up with their own Titan they've received ''unofficial'' training from their mentor, Captain Lastimosa.
16th Jul '17 2:20:29 PM Adbot
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** Subverted with the ''actual'' cockpit itself, as the two [=NPC=]s that do occupy that seat are a trained pilot and the ''only'' person in-series to [=EVER=] fly the ''Normandy'' (Joker) or ''the ship's computer itself'' ([=EDI=])

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** Subverted with the ''actual'' actual ship cockpit itself, as the two [=NPC=]s that do occupy that seat area are a fully trained and qualified pilot and who has been flying the ''only'' person in-series to [=EVER=] fly the ''Normandy'' ''Normandy-SR2'' since it first launched (Joker) or ''the the ship's computer itself'' ([=EDI=])in an android body ([=EDI=]).


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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/Titanfall2'' While the player character was not an officially trained Titan pilot, by the time they end up with their own Titan they've received ''unofficial'' training from their mentor, Captain Lastimosa.
16th Jul '17 2:14:18 PM Adbot
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** Subverted with the ''actual'' cockpit itself, as the two [=NPC=]s that do occupy that seat are a trained pilot and the ''only'' person in-series to [=EVER=] fly the ''Normandy'' (Joker) or ''the ship's computer itself'' ([=EDI=])
6th Jul '17 6:39:51 AM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'' makes a point of averting this trope: Since Unit-00 didn't go berserk during the activation test and Rei was able to deal with the Third Angel, Shinji doesn't have to be thrown into battle with no training out of desperation and his first day in Tokyo-3 is taken up by getting some proper training. [[PeggySue Not that he really needs it]], but Misato doesn't know that. [[spoiler:At first.]]
18th Jun '17 8:32:21 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in a ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode where Gilligan attempts an escape from the island using a WorldWarTwo Japanese mini-sub. Although he has small-craft handling experience, Gilligan spends a good deal of time circling around the lagoon because the controls of the submarine were unfamiliar to him and labeled in Japanese. Specifically, he blames the compass, but [[FridgeLogic a compass will still point toward magnetic north no matter what language the card is printed in]].

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* Played for laughs in a ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode where Gilligan attempts an escape from the island using a WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese mini-sub. Although he has small-craft handling experience, Gilligan spends a good deal of time circling around the lagoon because the controls of the submarine were unfamiliar to him and labeled in Japanese. Specifically, he blames the compass, but [[FridgeLogic a compass will still point toward magnetic north no matter what language the card is printed in]].
31st May '17 6:47:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'' -another YoshiyukiTomino series- averted the tropes, though: Nearly everyone is a trained pilot. Those that aren't are quickly removed from the picture.

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* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'' -another YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino series- averted the tropes, though: Nearly everyone is a trained pilot. Those that aren't are quickly removed from the picture.
10th Apr '17 6:52:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Turbulence'', a serial killer gets loose aboard a nearly-empty 747 in midair, incapacitating the entire flight crew except for one stewardess-- er, flight attendant. She gets talked down through a landing at LAX by an airline pilot on the ground. Fortunately for her, this is a modern 747 with all the automated bells and whistles, and landing procedures basically consist of pressing the "fly me to LAX" button followed by the "land me" button.

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* In ''Turbulence'', a serial killer gets loose aboard a nearly-empty 747 in midair, incapacitating the entire flight crew except for one stewardess-- er, flight attendant. She gets talked down through a landing at LAX by an airline pilot on the ground. Fortunately for her, this is a modern 747 with all the automated bells and whistles, and landing procedures basically consist of pressing the "fly me to LAX" button followed by the "land me" button. The two sequels also have untrained passengers successfully landing planes: one is an aerospace engineer, so he has some knowledge of how planes work, the other is a rock star, who's being guided by a hacker on the ground.
* In ''Film/LazerTeam'', a RagtagBunchOfMisfits ends up accidentally shooting down a UFO, which is on the way to deliver a suit of PoweredArmor to the [[ChosenOne Champion of Earth]], who has been trained from birth to use it. The four guys end up with different pieces of the suit, which bond to them and refuse to be taken off. Each piece has its own abilities, but they're meant to be used together in order to unlock the suit's true potential.
19th Mar '17 11:30:05 AM nombretomado
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** And it sort of happens to Luke in ''[[ANewHope Star Wars]]''. Both only had extremely limited experience flying civilian craft before ending up flying starfighters at decisive battles in their respective conflicts. In Luke's case, there's an ExpandedUniverse HandWave / AllThereInTheManual statement that an X-Wing's controls aren't that different from the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/T-16_skyhopper Incom T-16 Skyhopper]], a very fast, small three-winged civilian airspeeder that's parked in his garage in ANewHope. In the original trilogy novels, he's been grounded from it for reckless flying. He'd damaged the hull, which was why he took the landspeeder when looking for R2. You see him playing with a small model when he's talking to the two droids for the first time. When he talks of "tagging womp rats", he's referring to aerial target practice. [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Incom_Corporation Incom]] is also the same corporation that designed the X-Wing, so it makes sense that there would be some similarities.

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** And it sort of happens to Luke in ''[[ANewHope ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. Both only had extremely limited experience flying civilian craft before ending up flying starfighters at decisive battles in their respective conflicts. In Luke's case, there's an ExpandedUniverse HandWave / AllThereInTheManual statement that an X-Wing's controls aren't that different from the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/T-16_skyhopper Incom T-16 Skyhopper]], a very fast, small three-winged civilian airspeeder that's parked in his garage in ANewHope.''Film/ANewHope''. In the original trilogy novels, he's been grounded from it for reckless flying. He'd damaged the hull, which was why he took the landspeeder when looking for R2. You see him playing with a small model when he's talking to the two droids for the first time. When he talks of "tagging womp rats", he's referring to aerial target practice. [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Incom_Corporation Incom]] is also the same corporation that designed the X-Wing, so it makes sense that there would be some similarities.
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