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18th Jun '16 3:29:07 PM Skebaba
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** I'd like to point out that while he's nothing special among the Gallifreyans, he is a mad genius in his own specific ways and he is often stated (by other Gallifreyans)to be able to do impossible feats which defy logic and laugh at the Laws of the universe. His plans usually work because he doesn't think they wouldn't work.
14th May '16 7:36:03 PM JackG
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* And that other Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Chakotay's mind has become detached from his body? The captain and the helmsmen have devolved into amphibians? Just another day in the life of an unappreciated Emergency Medical Hologram.
-->'''Torres:''' How did you manage to reintegrate his consciousness?
-->'''EMH:''' It involved three neural transceivers, two cortical stimulators and fifty gigaquads of computer memory. I would be happy to take you through the process, but it would take at least ten hours to explain it all to you. Needless to say, it was a remarkable procedure. I would consider writing a paper about it if there were a convenient forum in which to publish it.
7th May '16 8:34:27 PM Theriocephalus
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* Ork Mekboyz from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}''. They are able to take scrap metal from junkheaps and turn it into crude but effective PoweredArmor, assault vehicles, and HumongousMecha. It's part inherent engineering know how hardwired into them by their creators the Old Ones and part the reality warping Ork gestalt psychic field making their machines work better.

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* Ork Mekboyz from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}''.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. They are able to take scrap metal from junkheaps and turn it into crude but effective PoweredArmor, assault vehicles, and HumongousMecha. It's part inherent engineering know how hardwired into them by their creators the Old Ones and part the reality warping Ork gestalt psychic field making their machines work better.
6th May '16 12:12:46 PM Mdumas43073
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You know how you would hear jokes about how The Professor in GilligansIsland could build ''anything'' out of coconut shells and sand? This is when you have a character (or group of characters) who can actually do stuff like that. It's PlayedForLaughs, but in-universe they aren't joking; the character or group really is that good.

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You know how you would hear those jokes about how The the Professor in GilligansIsland ''Series/GilligansIsland'' could build ''anything'' out of coconut shells and sand? This is when you have a character (or group of characters) who can actually do stuff like that. It's PlayedForLaughs, but in-universe they aren't joking; the character or group really is that good.
5th Feb '16 10:48:58 PM intastiel
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* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' by the inventor and architect B. S. Johnson, who was so transcendentally incompetent that reality itself wasn't safe from his bungling. Crowning achievements include Empirical Crescent, an EldritchLocation where any given door will probably open into the right room in the wrong building; a mail sorting machine built around a flywheel with a pi value of exactly 3, which brought down the post office by retrieving mail from random points in time; and cast-iron garden furniture that spontaneously melted on at least three occasions.
15th Nov '15 4:28:59 PM thatmadork
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->''"Niv-Mizzet is the smartest living thing on the plane of Ravnica. This does not mean his SAT score would be 1 higher than the second smartest being. This means that he is so smart that he could, using #2 lead of course, fill in his little ovals in such a pattern that, when scanned by the computer, would reprogram it, giving him a perfect score and everybody else a zero, then the computer would shut off its fans, overheat, and burst into flames. Oh, and he'd be able to do this in the time it takes the other testers to open their booklets."''
-->-- '''Matt Cavotta''', [[https://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mc21 describing]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=96952 this]] ''MagicTheGathering'' character.

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->''"Niv-Mizzet is the smartest living thing on the plane ->''"I've built a TV out of Ravnica. This does not mean his SAT score would be 1 higher than the second smartest being. This means that he is so smart that he could, paperclips, and reprogrammed a super-computer using #2 lead of course, fill in his little ovals in such a pattern that, when scanned by the computer, would reprogram it, giving him a perfect score dishwashing detergent and everybody else a zero, then the computer would shut off its fans, overheat, and burst into flames. Oh, and he'd be able to do this in the time it takes the other testers to open their booklets.toothpick. So look, fixing a propeller on a biplane? That's about as difficult as taking a nap."''
-->-- '''Matt Cavotta''', [[https://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mc21 describing]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=96952 this]] ''MagicTheGathering'' character.
'''Miles "Tails" Prower''', ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''
4th Sep '15 11:33:23 PM intastiel
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* Magic items in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are, well, magic. It takes a spellcaster to create them -- or a Master Craftsman, who can be a complete {{muggle|s}} but can coax magic out of ordinary materials by being just that good.
8th Jul '15 2:46:47 AM M84
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* Ork Mekboyz from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}''. They are able to take scrap metal from junkheaps and turn it into crude but effective PoweredArmor, assault vehicles, and HumongousMecha. It's part inherent engineering know how hardwired into them by their creators the Old Ones and part the reality warping Ork gestalt psychic field making their machines work better.
23rd May '15 3:07:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[IronMan "Tony Stark was able to build this in a CAVE! With a box of SCRAPS!"]]
** ''This'' being the power source for an entire weapons platform and armor system for those who haven't seen the movie. The trope is [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in this case, since the above quote was shouted at a man who had just said that it was impossible to make a reactor that small (while fully aware that Tony Stark had done this impossible feat). It's further invoked by his reply as to why he can't.
--> I'm not Tony Stark.

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* [[IronMan "Tony Stark was able to build this in a CAVE! With a box of SCRAPS!"]]
** ''This'' being the power source for an entire weapons platform and armor system for those who haven't seen the movie. The trope is [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in this case, since the above quote was shouted at a man who had just said that it was impossible to make a reactor that small (while fully aware that
''Film/IronMan'' Tony Stark had done this impossible feat). It's further invoked by his reply as to why he can't.
--> I'm not
builds an arc reactor in a crude workshop in a cave, using parts that are little more than a box of weapon scraps. Other engineers state that only Tony Stark.
Stark could do such a thing.
15th Feb '15 3:35:25 AM Hylarn
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