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14th Jul '17 6:32:52 AM 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 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 Chobham Armor used by Gundam Alex as well as two beam cannons fed by two large drum-like E-Caps.

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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 and two extra [[{{BFG}} [[ShoulderCannon shoulder cannons]]. It doesn't take a huge guess to realise realize 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 Chobham Armor used by Gundam Alex as well as two [[BackpackCannon mounted beam cannons cannons]] fed by two large drum-like E-Caps.E-Caps on the backpack.
14th Jul '17 6:30:41 AM 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 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.

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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 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 Chobham Armor used by Gundam Alex and as well as two beam cannons.cannons fed by two large drum-like E-Caps.
13th Jul '17 2:57:17 AM Hanz
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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'''s backstory was that he was intended to be one of Dr. Cortex's mutated animal soldiers in his plan for world domination, but was deemed a failure and escaped. "Failure" in this case is likely due to his stupidity.

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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'''s backstory was that he was intended to be one the general of Dr. Cortex's mutated animal soldiers in his plan for world domination, but was deemed a failure and escaped. "Failure" in this case is likely due to his stupidity.a combination of being uncontrollable as well as being just plain stupid.
3rd Jul '17 3:10:31 AM Hanz
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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'''s backstory was that he was intended to be one of Dr. Cortex's mutated animal soldiers in his plan for world domination, but was deemed a failure and escaped.

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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'''s backstory was that he was intended to be one of Dr. Cortex's mutated animal soldiers in his plan for world domination, but was deemed a failure and escaped. "Failure" in this case is likely due to his stupidity.
3rd Jul '17 3:09:18 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has Type: Null. It was conceived as an [[CreatingLife artificial Pokémon]] named Type: Full, which would be able to [[PowersAsPrograms become]] [[AllYourPowersCombined any of the 18 types]] using the "RKS System". Three prototypes of Type: Full were created, but all three of them rejected the RKS System and subsequently [[UnstoppableRage went berserk]]. They were fitted with suppressive helmets to [[TameHisAnger keep them under control]], but they still couldn't activate the RKS System. The project was declared a failure, and all three were put into [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic storage]] indefinitely. [[spoiler:And all it would've taken to make the RKS system work was ThePowerOfFriendship.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has Type: Null. It was conceived as an [[CreatingLife artificial Pokémon]] named Type: Full, which would be able to [[PowersAsPrograms become]] [[AllYourPowersCombined any of the 18 types]] using the "RKS System". Three prototypes of Type: Full were created, but all three of them rejected the RKS System and subsequently [[UnstoppableRage went berserk]]. They were fitted with suppressive supressive helmets to [[TameHisAnger keep them under control]], but they still couldn't activate the RKS System. The project was declared a failure, and all three were put into [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic storage]] indefinitely. [[spoiler:And all it would've taken to make the RKS system work was ThePowerOfFriendship.]]


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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'''s backstory was that he was intended to be one of Dr. Cortex's mutated animal soldiers in his plan for world domination, but was deemed a failure and escaped.
27th Jun '17 7:06:59 PM MCanter89
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*** Speaking of the Full Armor upgrade, its test unit, the [=FAZZ=] from ''Manga/GundamSentinel'', is this as while it was a test unit, it was rushed out just to test the parts. It has no anti-beam defenses, its two major beam weapons are dummies and its Beam Cannons don't double as Hyper Beam Sabers. This last one is what hurts it as all three prototypes are destroyed by the Gundam Mk-V.

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*** Speaking of the Full Armor upgrade, its test unit, the [=FAZZ=] FAZZ from ''Manga/GundamSentinel'', is this as while it was a test unit, it was rushed out just to test the parts. It has no anti-beam defenses, its two major beam weapons are dummies and its Beam Cannons don't double as Hyper Beam Sabers. This last one is what hurts it as all three prototypes are destroyed by the Gundam Mk-V.






** The ''Enterprise-D'' and the other ''Galaxy''-class ships were prone to malfunction during the series (as detailed [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/mrwong/wiki/index.php/Galaxy-class here]]). By the time of the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Dominion War]], however, these problems have apparently been addressed, and the design proved its worth.

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** The ''Enterprise-D'' ''Enterprise''-D and the other ''Galaxy''-class ships were prone to malfunction during the series (as detailed [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/mrwong/wiki/index.php/Galaxy-class here]]). By the time of the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Dominion War]], however, these problems have apparently been addressed, and the design proved its worth.



* TruthInTelevision: This trope is the very ''reason'' why beta testing a new unreleased game is an absolute necessity! And why when a company releases an ObviousBeta it's very easy to tell.

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* TruthInTelevision: This trope is the very ''reason'' why beta testing a new unreleased game is an absolute necessity! And why when a company releases an ObviousBeta ObviousBeta, it's very easy to tell.



** Also [[spoiler: Vivi. Much more powerful than normal black mages and a longer life span, but he was never zombie-like and easily controllable like the others. While seen as a flaw by his creators, this worked out rather well for ''him''.]]

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** Also [[spoiler: Vivi.[[spoiler:Vivi. Much more powerful than normal black mages and a longer life span, but he was never zombie-like and easily controllable like the others. While seen as a flaw by his creators, this worked out rather well for ''him''.]]



* E-101 Beta from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' is, [[MeaningfulName as the name indicates]], a beta test of Eggman's E-series robots. [[CurbStompBattle He's beaten easily,]] causing Eggman to rebuild him into a SuperPrototype. Also from that game is the Tornado 2, mostly because Tails forgot to install landing gear on the secondary mode.

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* E-101 Beta from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' is, [[MeaningfulName as the name indicates]], a beta test of Eggman's E-series robots. [[CurbStompBattle He's beaten easily,]] easily]], causing Eggman to rebuild him into a SuperPrototype. Also from that game is the Tornado 2, mostly because Tails forgot to install landing gear on the secondary mode.



** Bio-Sonic and Silver Sonic from the UsefulNotes/GameGear and UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis versions of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' is this for Metal Sonic - Bio-Sonic only had a mechanical arm and curled up into an iron ball. Silver Sonic got the Sonic Spin down right, but could only race around in small areas.

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** Bio-Sonic and Silver Sonic from the UsefulNotes/GameGear and UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis versions of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' is this for Metal Sonic - Bio-Sonic only had a mechanical arm and curled up into an iron ball. Silver Sonic got the Sonic Spin down right, but could only race around in small areas.



* L2 [[MindOverMatter Biotics]] are this in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. It was a biotic amp implant design that was made when Humanity still didn't fully understand what it was doing when it came to biotics. Many L2 biotics are plagued by various health problems; the ones that get migraines are the lucky ones. L3 designs and later are more refined and don't have those problems, but L2 implants are also difficult to upgrade, leaving many L2s unwilling to take the risk. Furthermore, few [=L3s=] were as powerful as the [=L2s=] with Commander Shepard being an explicit exception, so some opted not to take the upgrades because they'd lose out. There is also the fact that the retrofit surgery would be performed by an offshoot of the now defunct Conatix Industries, which many [=L2s=] intensely distrust after the things they did in the early days of researching human biotics. It isn't until the L4 biotics are developed that human biotics begin to overcome both of those problems(L2's medical issues and L3's weaker power compared to L2s).
** Warlord Okeer created Grunt to be the perfect Krogan. The other tank grown Krogans you fight to reach Okeer are his failed attempts, discarded because they failed to meet his expectations.
** In the first game, you meet an admiral who is rather cynical about the ''Normandy'' and tries to pass the ship off as this, citing issues such as the oversized drive core, the expensive price it took to build, and the odd bridge layout. Of course, you can shut him down by explaining each issue; the oversized drive core gives the ''Normandy'' almost unheard of power for a ship of her size, the price is well worth the cost due to also being one of the fastest and stealthiest ships in the galaxy, and the layout of the bridge is a Turian design, helping punctuate that the ship and its mission is a multispecies effort and a shining example of Human-Turian relations.

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* L2 [[MindOverMatter Biotics]] biotics]] are this in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. It was a biotic amp implant design that was made when Humanity humanity still didn't fully understand what it was doing when it came to biotics. Many L2 biotics are plagued by various health problems; the ones that get migraines are the lucky ones. L3 designs and later are more refined and don't have those problems, but L2 implants are also difficult to upgrade, leaving many L2s [=L2s=] unwilling to take the risk. Furthermore, few [=L3s=] were as powerful as the [=L2s=] [=L2s=], with Commander Shepard being an explicit exception, so some opted not to take the upgrades upgrades, because they'd lose out. There is also the fact that the retrofit surgery would be performed by an offshoot of the now defunct now-defunct Conatix Industries, which many [=L2s=] intensely distrust after the things they did in the early days of researching human biotics. It isn't until the L4 biotics are developed that human biotics begin to overcome both of those problems(L2's problems (L2's medical issues and L3's weaker power compared to L2s).
[=L2s=]).
** Warlord Okeer created Grunt to be the perfect Krogan. The other tank grown Krogans tank-grown krogan you fight to reach Okeer are his failed attempts, discarded because they failed to meet his expectations.
** In the first game, you meet an admiral who is rather cynical about the ''Normandy'' and tries to pass the ship off as this, citing issues such as the oversized drive core, the expensive price it took to build, and the odd bridge layout. Of course, you can shut him down by explaining each issue; the oversized drive core gives the ''Normandy'' almost unheard of unheard-of power for a ship of her size, the price is well worth the cost due to also being one of the fastest and stealthiest ships in the galaxy, and the layout of the bridge is a Turian turian design, helping punctuate that the ship and its her mission is a multispecies effort and a shining example of Human-Turian Human–Turian relations.
8th Jun '17 1:50:49 PM LtFedora
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* The earliest German submarines paled in comparison to their successors. They emitted clouds of smoke and took nearly ten minutes to dive. Of course, the Germans being the tech masters they are, they were quick to refine their designs.
2nd Jun '17 2:05:05 PM Luigiofthegods
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Needless to say, this is often TruthInTelevision, especially compared to SuperPrototype -- the entire ''point'' of building a prototype is to iron out any bugs in the design.

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Needless to say, this is often TruthInTelevision, especially compared to SuperPrototype -- the entire ''point'' of building a prototype is to iron out any flaws and/or bugs in the design.
design by making them evident when applying the current design in practice.
8th May '17 7:52:30 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', [[spoiler:both [[BigBad Nova]] and [[TrueFinalBoss Asimov]]]] can be considered this, along with SuperPrototype, compared to [[TheHero Gunvolt]]. [[spoiler:All three were part of the Sumeragi Group's "Project GUNVOLT" to create [[LightningCanDoAnything Azure Strikers]] and were the only survivors, but Asimov, the first success, while more powerful than Gunvolt [[PowerIncontinence couldn't effectively control his power output]] and Nova, despite having more power than even Asimov, failed to properly bond with the Septima and had to be bonded with an entirely [[MindOverMatter different one]] to survive]]. Gunvolt, while technically weaker than either of them, was the only one who successfully bonded with the Septima and could control his powers.
29th Apr '17 10:59:02 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' novels by TimothyZahn revolve around cybernetically enhanced soldiers --- and the implants cannot be removed. Late in the book, the main character finds there are certain side effects to the technology being inside someone for a long time, like arthritis, anemia, various other health problems. As the Cobras are also given pre-programmed self defense capabilities, if one ever even THINKS they're being attacked by someone, they will respond with potentially deadly force without even considering it. [[spoiler: It ends up getting a couple of civilian teenagers killed after they play chicken with an unwitting Cobra, and get their tires shot out by lasers.]]

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* The ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' novels by TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn revolve around cybernetically enhanced soldiers --- and the implants cannot be removed. Late in the book, the main character finds there are certain side effects to the technology being inside someone for a long time, like arthritis, anemia, various other health problems. As the Cobras are also given pre-programmed self defense capabilities, if one ever even THINKS they're being attacked by someone, they will respond with potentially deadly force without even considering it. [[spoiler: It ends up getting a couple of civilian teenagers killed after they play chicken with an unwitting Cobra, and get their tires shot out by lasers.]]
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