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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.
27th Feb '17 1:01:06 AM shadowbeast
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* Perfectly plausible in ''TabletopGame/{{Remnants}}''. The [[HumungousMecha Ishin]] will still repair themselves if their pilot is killed, to a basic state with no apparent abilities; they were designed to be [[RagnarokProofing self-sufficient to a ridiculous degree]], but have no security until they have accepted a new pilot. These are constantly being found abandoned, and whoever gets in will be accepted as a new pilot, without question or instructions, and it will begin to configure itself to match the new pilot.

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* Perfectly plausible in ''TabletopGame/{{Remnants}}''. The [[HumungousMecha [[MiniMecha Ishin]] will still repair themselves if their pilot is killed, to a basic state with no apparent abilities; they were designed to be [[RagnarokProofing self-sufficient to a ridiculous degree]], but have no security until they have accepted a new pilot. These are constantly being found abandoned, and whoever gets in will be accepted as a new pilot, without question or instructions, and it will begin to configure itself to match the new pilot.
27th Feb '17 12:59:13 AM shadowbeast
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* Perfectly plausible in ''TabletopGame/{{Remnants}}''. The [[HumungousMecha Ishin]] will still repair themselves if their pilot is killed, to a basic state with no apparent abilities; they were designed to be [[RagnarokProofing self-sufficient to a ridiculous degree]], but have no security until they have accepted a new pilot. These are constantly being found abandoned, and whoever gets in will be accepted as a new pilot, without question or instructions, and it will begin to configure itself to match the new pilot.
8th Jan '17 5:13:08 AM Bissek
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* In season one of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', none of the Voltron Paladins are trained in handling Altean spacecraft when they find the lions. On top of that, only one of them is fully trained in piloting ''Earth'' spacecraft, and two of them have had no pilot training whatsoever (Being in training to become engineering and communications specialists). It takes half the season before they have any real understanding of what they're doing, and as of the season finale have yet to truly master Voltron.
3rd Jan '17 7:51:21 AM Medinoc
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** Averted with the other pilots. Asuka was selected from age six and trained for years to earn her title. Rei was literally ''built'' to pilot the Evangelion. Kaworu's pretty much perfect for the job. If only he [[spoiler: wasn't an Angel]]. And Mari? She's just nuts.

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** Averted with the other pilots. Asuka was selected from age six and trained for years to earn her title. Rei was literally ''built'' to pilot the Evangelion. Kaworu's pretty much perfect for the job. If only he [[spoiler: wasn't [[spoiler:weren't an Angel]]. And Mari? She's just nuts.
28th Dec '16 5:52:52 AM PaulA
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* In the 1980 ''Film/FlashGordon'' film, Flash has to take over over the controls of a plane when the pilots are sucked through the windshield (or maybe [[DisintegratorRay disintegrated]]) by Emperor Ming. Not to mention that he also pilots a Jetbike and the huge "Ajax" cruiser later in the film without much trouble.

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* In the 1980 ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' film, Flash has to take over over the controls of a plane when the pilots are sucked through the windshield (or maybe [[DisintegratorRay disintegrated]]) by Emperor Ming. Not to mention that he also pilots a Jetbike and the huge "Ajax" cruiser later in the film without much trouble.
19th Dec '16 1:35:45 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' After emerging from her pod and swimming to the surface, Kara finds the Batboat, a vehicle she has never seen before, built by an alien, primitive culture. She crawls into the driver seat and manages to start it, although she crashes the boat into the docks.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' After after emerging from her pod and swimming to the surface, Kara finds the Batboat, a vehicle she has never seen before, built by an alien, primitive culture. She crawls into the driver seat and manages to start it, although she crashes the boat into the docks.
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