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11th Apr '16 2:37:51 PM Willbyr
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* The Lost Numbers in ''{{Guyver}}'' are failed Zoanoids, they have useful powers and abilities, but recreating them is impossible and they're biologically sterile. They had a driving force to prove themselves as valuable, having neither the dignity of being human or the pride of a normal Zoanoid.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': EVA Unit-00, identified as the prototype, supposedly has multiple flaws in its operation, from having minor synchronisation issues to [[spoiler:going berserk in an activation test and nearly killing Rei]]. After these issues are worked out for Rei, it still goes berserk when [[spoiler:Shinji attempts to operate the EVA]]. Unfortunately, that still doesn't save it from [[spoiler: Rei triggering its self-destruct sequence]].
** And then in episode 23 we're finally shown the failed Evangelion prototypes developed prior to Unit-00, stored in what is essentially an Evangelion graveyard. Or what's left of them, anyway; their organic parts have rotten away, leaving only deformed skeletons and orange helmets similar to Unit-00's. The depiction differs between [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vx0Gu7pPdqo/TCw4xio8EbI/AAAAAAAADUU/c7C6HQVxbh0/s1600/groundwork_23_C300_oa.gif the original version]] and [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vx0Gu7pPdqo/TCw4w9niRpI/AAAAAAAADUM/N-KNEkGSVG8/s1600/23_C300_npc_comp.jpg the Director's Cut]] but the verdict is the same: at least ''fifty'' prototypes were rejected before Unit-00 finally passed.

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* The Lost Numbers in ''{{Guyver}}'' ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' are failed Zoanoids, they have useful powers and abilities, but recreating them is impossible and they're biologically sterile. They had a driving force to prove themselves as valuable, having neither the dignity of being human or the pride of a normal Zoanoid.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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EVA Unit-00, identified as the prototype, supposedly has multiple flaws in its operation, from having minor synchronisation issues to [[spoiler:going berserk in an activation test and nearly killing Rei]]. After these issues are worked out for Rei, it still goes berserk when [[spoiler:Shinji attempts to operate the EVA]]. Unfortunately, that still doesn't save it from [[spoiler: Rei triggering its self-destruct sequence]].
** And then in In episode 23 we're finally shown the failed Evangelion prototypes developed prior to Unit-00, stored in what is essentially an Evangelion graveyard. Or what's left of them, anyway; their organic parts have rotten away, leaving only deformed skeletons and orange helmets similar to Unit-00's. The depiction differs between [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vx0Gu7pPdqo/TCw4xio8EbI/AAAAAAAADUU/c7C6HQVxbh0/s1600/groundwork_23_C300_oa.gif the original version]] and [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vx0Gu7pPdqo/TCw4w9niRpI/AAAAAAAADUM/N-KNEkGSVG8/s1600/23_C300_npc_comp.jpg the Director's Cut]] but the verdict is the same: at least ''fifty'' prototypes were rejected before Unit-00 finally passed.



* HMX-12 Multi, the RobotGirl in ''ToHeart'', is an experimental maid robot who is [[{{Dojikko}} not very good with any chores]] given to her. Her successor HMX-13 Serio is superior in every way. (Mostly. Multi is able to express and understand a range of emotions while Serio cannot, which makes her popular with the few students she interacted with.)

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* HMX-12 Multi, the RobotGirl in ''ToHeart'', ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'', is an experimental maid robot who is [[{{Dojikko}} not very good with any chores]] given to her. Her successor HMX-13 Serio is superior in every way. (Mostly. Multi is able to express and understand a range of emotions while Serio cannot, which makes her popular with the few students she interacted with.)



* The Gawain from ''CodeGeass'', owing to its being filled with experimental, untested technologies. In specific, it's one of the first mecha in the series to possess EnergyWeapons, but their output is extremely finicky and the first couple of times it's used the blast is more like a completely random unfocused shotgun effect. After getting GrandTheftPrototype-ed, Lelouch has it fixed up, turning the cannons into sweeping beams of death, but even then it's still slow as hell and fairly limited in armament; various smaller, faster Knightmare Frames (such as Cornelia's Gloucester and Jeremiah's Siegfried) are able to beat on it easily because of those qualities.

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* The Gawain from ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', owing to its being filled with experimental, untested technologies. In specific, it's one of the first mecha in the series to possess EnergyWeapons, but their output is extremely finicky and the first couple of times it's used the blast is more like a completely random unfocused shotgun effect. After getting GrandTheftPrototype-ed, Lelouch has it fixed up, turning the cannons into sweeping beams of death, but even then it's still slow as hell and fairly limited in armament; various smaller, faster Knightmare Frames (such as Cornelia's Gloucester and Jeremiah's Siegfried) are able to beat on it easily because of those qualities.
7th Apr '16 6:51:48 AM Mhazard
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*** The Gyan was eventually rejected because, while it was a powerful design at close range, it had no ranged attacks whatsoever. The Gyan's supporters had expected that it would be supported by Doms in combat, but the Principality of Zeon instead chose to go with the Gelgoog, a reliable JackOfAllStats design that was even more powerful than the Gundam itself.
*** The Guntank can't aim its cannons horizontally, because its can't turn the torso due to the Core Block system comprised of the Driver/Pilot's Core Fighter for the torso. The mass production model fixed this easily by simply by getting rid of the Core Fighter component for a traditional torso system with rotational capabilities, and the latter RMV-1 Guntank II mass production model further enhances it by making an enlarged head turret mount for the twin 120mm cannons, allowing it to carry heavier weapons on it's arms, and lower hull.



** The Gyan from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' was eventually rejected because, while it was a powerful design at close range, it had no ranged attacks whatsoever. The Gyan's supporters had expected that it would be supported by Doms in combat, but the Principality of Zeon instead chose to go with the Gelgoog, a reliable JackOfAllStats design that was even more powerful than the Gundam itself.
** Also from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', the Guntank can't aim its cannons horizontally, because its can't turn the torso due to the Core Block system comprised of the Driver/Pilot's Core Fighter for the torso. The mass production model fixed this easily by simply by getting rid of the Core Fighter component for a traditional torso system with rotational capabilities, and the latter RMV-1 Guntank II mass production model further enhances it by making an enlarged head turret mount for the twin 120mm cannons, allowing it to carry heavier weapons on it's arms, and lower hull.
6th Apr '16 11:02:50 PM Mhazard
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6th Apr '16 11:02:49 PM Mhazard
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*** The GM Cannon Test Type is a prototype for mass produced GM Cannon, it is essentially a normal GM with a [[SuperPrototype Guncannon]]'s head. It doesn't take a huge guess to realise that the normal GM is too light for the shoulder cannons. The Earth Federation has to resort to rebalance the topweight of the GM and take away one of the two cannons, leading to the creation of GM Cannon, and its heavy armored dual cannons successor, the GM Cannon II, which comes with the very same Armor used by Gundam Alex and beam cannons.

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*** The GM Cannon Test Type is a prototype for mass produced GM Cannon, it is essentially a normal GM with a [[SuperPrototype Guncannon]]'s head.head and two extra [[{{BFG}} shoulder cannons]]. It doesn't take a huge guess to realise that the normal GM is too light for the shoulder cannons. The Earth Federation has to resort to rebalance the topweight of the GM and take away one of the two cannons, leading to the creation of GM Cannon, and its heavy armored dual cannons successor, the GM Cannon II, which comes with the very same Armor used by Gundam Alex and beam cannons.
6th Apr '16 11:01:35 PM Mhazard
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** The Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is only 80% complete when it's introduced (it's missing its legs). Since Char ends up piloting it in a space battle, however, the difference is merely cosmetic.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'':
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The Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is only 80% complete when it's introduced (it's missing its legs). Since Char ends up piloting it in a space battle, however, the difference is merely cosmetic.cosmetic.
*** The GM Cannon Test Type is a prototype for mass produced GM Cannon, it is essentially a normal GM with a [[SuperPrototype Guncannon]]'s head. It doesn't take a huge guess to realise that the normal GM is too light for the shoulder cannons. The Earth Federation has to resort to rebalance the topweight of the GM and take away one of the two cannons, leading to the creation of GM Cannon, and its heavy armored dual cannons successor, the GM Cannon II, which comes with the very same Armor used by Gundam Alex and beam cannons.
29th Mar '16 10:10:52 PM ultimomant
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* The first mirror portal created by [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Star Swirl the Bearded]] is treated as one of these in the ''Fanfic/{{Quiververse}}''. Each subsequent mirror, including [[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the Crystal Mirror]], was made to correct the flaws. None have quite managed to do so.

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* The first mirror portal created by [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Star Swirl the Bearded]] is treated as one of these in the ''Fanfic/{{Quiververse}}''. Each subsequent mirror, including [[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the Crystal Mirror]], was made to correct the flaws. None have quite managed to do so.
27th Mar '16 1:26:28 PM EchoWing
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* The first mirror portal created by [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Star Swirl the Bearded]] is treated as one of these in the ''Fanfic/Quiververse''. Each subsequent mirror, including [[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the Crystal Mirror]], was made to correct the flaws. None have quite managed to do so.

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* The first mirror portal created by [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Star Swirl the Bearded]] is treated as one of these in the ''Fanfic/Quiververse''.''Fanfic/{{Quiververse}}''. Each subsequent mirror, including [[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the Crystal Mirror]], was made to correct the flaws. None have quite managed to do so.
27th Mar '16 1:08:23 PM EchoWing
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* The first mirror portal created by [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Star Swirl the Bearded]] is treated as one of these in the ''Fanfic/Quiververse''. Each subsequent mirror, including [[MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the Crystal Mirror]], was made to correct the flaws. None have quite managed to do so.
24th Mar '16 11:01:48 AM VutherA
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* The first British [[TankGoodness tanks]] weren't just slower, less armored, less reliable and less lethal than modern ones - the crew was housed in the hull along with the engine and lacked proper ventilation such that numerous tank operations ended prematurely because from its operators were too sick to continue, or even rendered unconscious. Fuel was also housed internally, making any ignition of it a death sentence for the crew. Even rounds that failed to pierce the tank's armor was liable to be knocked around into gaps put shrapnel inside, forcing crews to be equipped with protective leather-and-mail masks to protect their faces.

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* The first British [[TankGoodness tanks]] weren't just slower, less armored, less reliable and less lethal than modern ones - the crew was housed in the hull along with the engine and lacked proper ventilation ventilation. It could be so hot inside (a common figure being up to 50°C) such that numerous tank operations ended prematurely because from its operators were crew was too sick to continue, or even rendered unconscious. Fuel was also housed internally, making any ignition of it a death sentence for the crew. Even rounds that failed to pierce the tank's armor was liable to be knocked around into gaps in the armour and put shrapnel inside, forcing crews to be equipped with protective leather-and-mail masks to protect their faces.
24th Mar '16 10:58:10 AM VutherA
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* The first British [[TankGoodness tanks]] weren't just slower, less armored, less reliable and less lethal than modern ones - the crew was housed in the hull along with the engine and lacked proper ventilation such that numerous tank operations ended prematurely because from its operators were too sick to continue, or even rendered unconscious. Fuel was also housed internally, making any ignition of it a death sentence for the crew. Even rounds that failed to pierce the tank's armor was liable to be knocked around into gaps put shrapnel inside, forcing crews to be equipped with protective leather-and-mail masks to protect their faces.
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