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8th Aug '16 6:37:54 PM Ripburger
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* Most research options in ''VideoGame/XCom: UFO Defense'' are opened up by acquiring artifacts from or interrogating aliens. If you want to build some of these artifacts yourself, you need to consume the phlebotinum.

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* Most research options in ''VideoGame/XCom: UFO Defense'' ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' are opened up by acquiring artifacts from or interrogating aliens. If you want to build some of these artifacts yourself, you need to consume the phlebotinum.
25th Jun '16 8:42:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"I discovered recently that the Nobel Prize panel does not disqualify submissions if the scientific advances in question have been stolen from extraterrestrials rather than humans. I estimate that I am now owed at least six of them and would greatly appreciate if you would use these new [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] to keep Stockholm safe until the end of the war."''

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->''"I discovered recently that the Nobel Prize panel does not disqualify submissions if the scientific advances in question have been stolen from extraterrestrials rather than humans. I estimate that I am now owed at least six of them and would greatly appreciate if you would use these new [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] weapons to keep Stockholm safe until the end of the war."''
13th Jun '16 12:29:31 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' takes it to the next level. Aboard this massive bio-mechanical alien spaceship, you eventually find a gun that ''the aliens themselves cannot identify''. Imported Alien ''Alien'' Phlebotinium!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' ''VideoGame/Prey2006'' takes it to the next level. Aboard this massive bio-mechanical alien spaceship, you eventually find a gun that ''the aliens themselves cannot identify''. Imported Alien ''Alien'' Phlebotinium!
10th Jun '16 10:14:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The aliens wanting their phlebotinum (the SDF-1) back was the driving force for the first part of ''Manga/RoboTech''. Its parent series, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', had some differences: the aliens were in hot pursuit of an ''enemy'' ship, and had planned to simply destroy it until they found out that the locals had salvaged it... which they had thought impossible (they were ignorant of how to make repairs to their own tech).

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* The aliens wanting their phlebotinum (the SDF-1) back was the driving force for the first part of ''Manga/RoboTech''. ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. Its parent series, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', had some differences: the aliens were in hot pursuit of an ''enemy'' ship, and had planned to simply destroy it until they found out that the locals had salvaged it... which they had thought impossible (they were ignorant of how to make repairs to their own tech).
30th Apr '16 12:46:58 PM EDP
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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', an unspecified but large amount of Earth's modern technology was reverse-engineered from various alien sources, either recovered by finding an abandoned piece of advanced technology (we actually see an attempt going wrong in the series), bought or gifted to them by various aliens (the first jump drives and other technologies were bought from the Centauri, the advanced beam weapons of the ''Omegas'' were originally bought from the Narn, the {{Wave Motion Gun}}s came from the Drazi, and ArtificialGravity was a gift from the Minbari to get them to join the Interstellar Alliance), or outright ''stolen'' (Earth's pulse weapons, for example, are based on Dilgar technology captured on the battlefield). It happened to multiple species (the Centauri themselves, for example, base most if not all their technology on reverse-engineering and then improving alien tech), with the Centauri ''weaponizing'' the trope: they sell ships and weapons to other species and use the stranglehold on the spare parts to slowly absorb them economically (Earth getting the advanced technologies was a failed attempt at doing this).

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Happens often in ''Series/BabylonFive''
** The biggest example is Earth Alliance, with
an unspecified but large amount of Earth's their modern technology was being reverse-engineered from various alien sources, either recovered by finding an abandoned piece of advanced technology (we actually see an attempt going wrong in the series), series. A more successful one were the Interceptors), bought or gifted to them by various aliens (the first jump drives and other technologies were bought from the Centauri, the advanced beam weapons of the ''Omegas'' were originally bought from the Narn, the {{Wave Motion Gun}}s came from the Drazi, and understanding of ArtificialGravity was a gift from the Minbari to get them to join the Interstellar Alliance), or outright ''stolen'' (Earth's pulse weapons, for example, are based on Dilgar technology captured on the battlefield). It happened to multiple species (the battlefield, as most of Earth's job on ArtificialGravity).
** Large parts of
Centauri themselves, for example, base most if not all their technology on reverse-engineering originally came from alien sources that they reverse-engineered (best shown by the ''Kutai''-class gunship, originally a Garmak design they adopted after conquering them) to full understanding and then improving alien tech), with the improved. Centauri ''weaponizing'' being Centauri, they ''weaponized'' the trope: they sell ships and weapons to other species and use the stranglehold on the spare parts to slowly absorb make them economically dependant (Earth getting the advanced technologies was a failed attempt at doing this).this).
** The Narn and the other former Centauri subjects base their technology on whatever their former masters couldn't take with them as they left or was stolen by their resistance (most notably, the Deneth resistance managed to build their entire fleet ''in Centauri shipyards'' before striking), with their mastery of what they took varying between races (the Narn, for example, have an incomplete understanding of Centauri tech, while the Brakiri developed ArtificialGravity well beyond what the Centauri can do).
** The Abbai took advantage of this to entice various lesser races to join the [[TheAlliance League of Non-Aligned Worlds]], offering what was for them obsolete pieces of technology to anyone who would join. [[HigherTechSpecies As the Abbai are one of the most advanced races in the setting]] (most notably they're the only Younger Race with DeflectorShields. That they ''don't'' share), what is obsolete for them is often more advanced than the state-of-the-art of other races.
** In general, the Younger Races' hyperspace technology is directly or indirectly derived from study of the ancient jumpgates left around by the Vorlon, depending on wherever the various races found a Vorlon jumpgate in their system, received it by someone else who already had the technology, or, in at least one case, based it on a jumpgate built by a Younger Race (the Dilgar, who had an Abbai-built gate in their system).
11th Apr '16 7:24:16 AM ansi3l
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* in ''WesternAnimation/Supernoobs'' the 4 main characters receive Battleballs from two aliens to fight an intergalagtic virus threat

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* in ''WesternAnimation/Supernoobs'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}}'' the 4 main characters receive Battleballs from two aliens to fight an intergalagtic virus threat
11th Apr '16 7:20:57 AM ansi3l
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* in ''WesternAnimation/Supernoobs'' the 4 main characters receive Battleballs from two aliens to fight an intergalagtic virus threat


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7th Apr '16 7:03:32 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-->''"I discovered recently that the Nobel Prize panel does not disqualify submissions if the scientific advances in question have been stolen from extraterrestrials rather than humans. I estimate that I am now owed at least six of them and would greatly appreciate if you would use these new [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] to keep Stockholm safe until the end of the war."''

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-->''"I ->''"I discovered recently that the Nobel Prize panel does not disqualify submissions if the scientific advances in question have been stolen from extraterrestrials rather than humans. I estimate that I am now owed at least six of them and would greatly appreciate if you would use these new [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] to keep Stockholm safe until the end of the war."''



* DC's latest Comicbook/BlueBeetle is made of this...

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* DC's latest Comicbook/BlueBeetle is made third Comicbook/BlueBeetle, Jaime Reyes, gets his powers from an advanced piece of this...technology that's pressumed in-universe to be magic related but the series slowly reveals that it was deliberately sent to Earth by an unknown alien species. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the Beetle was designed to infiltrate and slowly conquer Earth]].
7th Apr '16 6:57:39 AM DeisTheAlcano
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--> ''I discovered recently that the Nobel Prize panel does not disqualify submissions if the scientific advances in question have been stolen from extraterrestrials rather than humans. I estimate that I am now owed at least six of them and would greatly appreciate if you would use these new [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] to keep Stockholm safe until the end of the war.''

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--> ''I -->''"I discovered recently that the Nobel Prize panel does not disqualify submissions if the scientific advances in question have been stolen from extraterrestrials rather than humans. I estimate that I am now owed at least six of them and would greatly appreciate if you would use these new [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] to keep Stockholm safe until the end of the war.''"''
30th Jan '16 7:49:35 PM Benthelame
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''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' Has this in the form of Wander's Hat. While this show takes place in outer space and the main characters are all aliens, "The Bad Hatter " reveals that Wander stole the hat from people who were misusing it. Ideally, it only gives you the things you need and if you don't take the time to understand why you get what you do out of it the results [[HilarityEnsues can be very funny.]] However, as an AnimateInanimateObject of sorts, it is susceptible to torture and being forced to give you what you want instead.This has a [[PowerIncontinence disastrous outcome.]] When the hat is inadvertently stolen by [[BigBad Lord]] [[LargeHam Hater]] Wander is stranded on the planet without his banjo or anything else. He even sums it up by saying "No hat, No Wander!" Demonstrating how handy it really is.
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