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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.
19th Dec '16 1:34:59 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.
28th Oct '16 1:26:16 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in a ''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 ''GilligansIsland'' ''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]].
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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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.
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