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30th Jun '16 7:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': Mata Nui resurrected his old broken prototype on Bara Magna to fight his evil brother, Makuta, who had taken over his body. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Mata Nui resurrected his old broken prototype on Bara Magna to fight his evil brother, Makuta, who had taken over his body. ItMakesSenseInContext.
15th Jun '16 7:59:47 PM DrPsyche
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'': Splashmaster the first of the Disaster Masters is also the weakest, possessing low intelligence and defense in spite of his strength. When asked in a Q&A session, his creator, the Nightmare Knight, admits that he was weaker at the time of Splashmasters creation and that reflected in Splashmaster himself.
7th Jun '16 3:17:25 PM DarkHunter
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** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 0 Gundam]] has extremely limited weapons (just a beam rifle and beam saber) as well as a faulty GN drive socket, resulting in massive particle leakage that resembles [[PowerGivesYouWings phoenix wings]]. Its in-show successor, the 00 Gundam, initially has problems synchronizing two Drives to work together without interference from each other that tends to cause [[ExplosiveOverclocking trouble]] when using [[SuperMode Trans-Am]] (and even getting it to function ''at all'' required a compatible pair of Drives; it was lucky that two out of the five in existence turned out to be compatible because it would've taken ''centuries'' to make another one), but this is later fixed [[MechaExpansionPack with the GN-Raiser unit]].

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** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 0 Gundam]] has extremely limited weapons (just a beam rifle and beam saber) as well as a faulty GN drive socket, resulting in massive particle leakage that resembles [[PowerGivesYouWings phoenix wings]]. Its in-show successor, the 00 Gundam, initially has problems synchronizing two Drives to work together without interference from each other that tends to cause [[ExplosiveOverclocking trouble]] when using [[SuperMode Trans-Am]] (and even getting it to function ''at all'' required a compatible pair of Drives; it was lucky that two out of the five in existence turned out to be compatible because it would've taken ''centuries'' several years and a round trip to Jupiter to make another one), but this is later fixed [[MechaExpansionPack with the GN-Raiser unit]].
1st Jun '16 8:35:50 PM Geostomp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'', Rusty's prototype is the mothballed EP-327, aka "Earl". While Earl has every single power held by Rusty, and a superior targeting ability, Earl has a failed, stunted A.I. As such, while not fully evil, Earl is little more than a little, stereotypical toy soldier, programming to follow unflinchingly orders issued by an authority figure. Failing that, Earl is surly, unwilling to compromise by giving in teamwork and inclined to snarl and lash against his own allies.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'', Rusty's prototype is the mothballed EP-327, aka "Earl". While Earl has every single power held by Rusty, and a superior targeting ability, Earl has a failed, stunted A.I. As such, while not fully evil, Earl is little more than a little, stereotypical toy soldier, programming to follow unflinchingly orders issued by an authority figure. Failing that, Earl is surly, unwilling to compromise by giving in teamwork and inclined to snarl and lash against his own allies. Perhaps worst of all, his A.I. was so simple that he cannot process an order in anything but the most literal of terms. A command to "go stand in the corner" in a round room is enough to LogicBomb him so badly that he sputters out and completely resets himself.
30th May '16 6:05:32 PM RemiV
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* In "VideoGame/Doom3" there is the prototype BFG 9000s. Despite being extremely powerful, noted as lighter than earlier prototype versions, and being deployed in limited numbers to Mars, it still suffers a critical flaw: if the user overcharges the weapon, it will explode and kill the user.
30th May '16 8:37:16 AM LtFedora
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* The H-1 hybrid fighter from ''[[Literature/IndependenceDay Independence Day: Crucible]]''. After the events of the [[Film/IndependenceDay film]], humanity begins to salvage the surviving alien ships and apply their technology. However, despite numerous warnings from David Levinson, the prototype is rushed to a test flight in front of the general public, and [[spoiler: Steven Hiller]] is killed flying it.
28th May '16 8:02:52 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/DigimonChildrenOfTime'': It's revealed in ''Children of the Present'' chapter 14 that Takuya, Sora, Kouichi, Kristy, Henry, and Kari were all experimented on with prototypes of the Dark Spore, all of which were failures in some form: Kari suffered a weakened immune system, thus explaining why she was [[IllGirl sick so much as a child]], and Takuya, Sora, Kouichi, and Kristy only received half of the effects (Takuya and Sora excelling in sports while Kristy and Kouichi excelled in academics). Henry was the last test subject before Ken, and implanted with a near-perfect example of the spore, except he was able to control the spore without getting corrupted; however, when he was first experimented on with the spore, he flew into an UnstoppableRage and destroyed the facility where they were manufactured.
20th May '16 9:08:56 PM Kuruni
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* Firmly averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Any and all prototypes assigned to a player's Troubleshooter team by the Alpha Complex Research and Development Department for field-testing shall function with flawless perfection, as decreed by Friend Computer.

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* %%* Firmly averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Any and all prototypes assigned to a player's Troubleshooter team by the Alpha Complex Research and Development Department for field-testing shall function with flawless perfection, as decreed by Friend Computer.
20th May '16 4:11:47 PM Geoduck
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* Firmly averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Any and all prototypes assigned to a player's Troubleshooter team by the Alpha Complex Research and Development Department for field-testing shall function with flawless perfection, as decreed by Friend Computer.
20th May '16 9:51:12 AM Jhonny
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* The first trains to reach the then "unheard of" speed of 300 km/h encountered a problem called "hunting oscillation" which essentially means the wheels swayed dangerously due to small imperfections the engineers at the time did not even know existed. With 21st century technology such problems can be simulated on a computer and eliminated in the planning stage and trains doing 320 km/h in revenue runs are called Tuesday in France or Japan. However, the experience (or lack thereof) with early prototypes made a World Bank credit to Japan for what would ultimately become the Shinkansen conditional on the top speed being lowered to 210 km/h.
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