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6th May '16 11:14:02 PM Doug86
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** [[AllInTheManual The back stories]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' tell that Union AcePilot [[CharClone Graham Aker]] is also this: When he was test-piloting the Union Flag (then in its initial testing stages), he managed to make it transform at high speeds, after having read the instructions ''once''. Thus, the maneuver itself garnered the nickname "Graham Special" thanks to him.

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** [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual The back stories]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' tell that Union AcePilot [[CharClone Graham Aker]] is also this: When he was test-piloting the Union Flag (then in its initial testing stages), he managed to make it transform at high speeds, after having read the instructions ''once''. Thus, the maneuver itself garnered the nickname "Graham Special" thanks to him.
23rd Apr '16 5:03:30 PM hipopotamo
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* Played straight in ''Webcomic/M9Girls'': The M9 Girls quickly display their cosmic powers minutes after waking from the effects of radiation treatment. A quick TrainingMontage follows in which they manage to hone their skills, even though the radiation has affected them differently.
22nd Apr '16 4:35:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Averted in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. After FallingIntoTheCockpit, the young hotshot pilot prodigy proceeds to fall over repeatedly and cause extensive property damage. A crash course by a pilot who's actually qualified in operating robots keeps him from bumping into things, but only after signing up for the army and undergoing combat training does he become competent.
** Similarly in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Shinji gets browbeaten into the cockpit of Unit-01 and sent against the MonsterOfTheWeek... and promptly falls on his face before getting beaten like a red-haired stepchild until the 'mech' takes over.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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Averted in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. After FallingIntoTheCockpit, the young hotshot aircraft pilot prodigy proceeds to fall over repeatedly and cause extensive property damage. damage, due to his lack of experience with actual mecha. A crash course by a pilot who's actually qualified in operating robots keeps him from bumping into things, but only after signing up for the army and undergoing combat training does he become competent.
** Similarly in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Shinji gets browbeaten into the cockpit of Unit-01 and sent against the MonsterOfTheWeek... and promptly falls on his face before getting beaten like a red-haired stepchild until the 'mech' takes over.
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** Played with in ''Anime/MacrossDelta''. The main character already has plenty of experience piloting civilian mecha, so he's able to do just fine with the TransformingMecha he hijacked when it's in humanoid mode. However, he has ''zero'' experience at piloting ''aircraft'', so he ends up being shot down almost the instant he transforms his ride into jet fighter mode.
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Shinji gets browbeaten into the cockpit of Unit-01 and sent against the MonsterOfTheWeek... and promptly falls on his face before getting beaten like a red-haired stepchild until the 'mech' takes over.
7th Apr '16 11:26:53 AM intastiel
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* Parodied ''and'' played straight in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0391.html this strip]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Parodied ''and'' played straight in and {{invoked|Trope}} when Elan [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0391.html this strip]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.learns the skills]] of the Dashing Swordsman through an elaborate TrainingMontage... that they hammered out in 20 minutes with painted backdrops.
3rd Apr '16 11:56:47 PM erforce
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-->-- '''Sniper''', '''''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''''

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-->-- '''Sniper''', '''''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''''
''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''



* Lampooned mercilessly in the [[TrainingMontage "We Need A Montage"]] sequence of the film ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where the protagonist Gary goes from being a talented actor to a talented actor capable of performing at Special Forces levels with any or all weapons and his bare hands... in about ten minutes of real time. But hey, he had a ''really'' cool montage sequence, complete with 80s-style power ballad, so why not?

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* Lampooned mercilessly in the [[TrainingMontage "We Need A Montage"]] sequence of the film ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where the protagonist Gary goes from being a talented actor to a talented actor capable of performing at Special Forces levels with any or all weapons and his bare hands... in about ten minutes of real time. But hey, he had a ''really'' cool montage sequence, complete with 80s-style power ballad, so why not?



** Paploo the Ewok in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' gets the basics of speeder bike operation instantly, despite coming from a stone-age culture and being too short to reach most of the controls.

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** Paploo the Ewok in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' gets the basics of speeder bike operation instantly, despite coming from a stone-age culture and being too short to reach most of the controls.



* Col. Rhodes from ''Film/IronMan2'' is immediately adept at piloting his stolen suit, which is in direct contrast to the slow, awkward process of mastering the controls Tony Stark went through in the first film - and he designed the damn thing.
** Not to mention, Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man mastering his Iron Monger suit instantly.

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* ''Film/IronMan''
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Col. Rhodes from ''Film/IronMan2'' is immediately adept at piloting his stolen suit, which is in direct contrast to the slow, awkward process of mastering the controls Tony Stark went through in the first film - and he designed the damn thing.
** Not to mention, Obadiah Stane in the [[Film/IronMan1 first Iron Man movie]] mastering his Iron Monger suit instantly.
29th Mar '16 4:30:15 PM KingZeal
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** Also note that, except for the weapons they start out with (and presumably have trained with for years), all of their Devil Arms are [[EmpathicWeapon living weapons]] that have acknowledged them as their master. The weapons themselves could be contributing to their skills.

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** Also note that, except for the weapons they start out with Dante's character profile in ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' explicitly lists this as one of his powers. He (and presumably Vergil) both have trained with for years), all of their Devil Arms are [[EmpathicWeapon living weapons]] the ability to use any weapon they touch the instant that have acknowledged them they touch them. In fact, this extends to ''anything'', even if it's NotTheIntendedUse--for example, Dante is capable of using a motorcycle as their master. The weapons themselves could be contributing nunchucks and using bullets to their skills.repel both automatic gunfire ''and'' melee attacks.
29th Mar '16 9:15:47 AM 1810072342
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TropesAreNotBad. Characters in [=RPG=] games, for instance, often learn their new weapon skill or super attack the instant they hit Level 43, and not a moment before. However, there will usually still be a semblance of progression - weak fireball at Level 10, medium fireball at Level 21, huge fireball at Level 45 -, thus still leaving a sense of improving the skill even if each stage comes in its own instant update. Evidently, skill is a quantum effect [[UsefulNotes/QuantumPhysics like particle energy]].
17th Mar '16 8:02:39 AM Willbyr
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* Adam Blade in ''{{Needless}}'' has the power to learn any Needless ability simply by encountering it. {{Handwaved}} in that his power is the ability to memorize other powers.

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* Adam Blade in ''{{Needless}}'' ''Manga/{{Needless}}'' has the power to learn any Needless ability simply by encountering it. {{Handwaved}} in that his power is the ability to memorize other powers.



* Memorably averted in ''SlamDunk''. Hanamichi Sakuragi is TheFool and ''does'' have enormous potential, but not only does he have no idea of how to use it, his sempai and teammates treat him like the rookie he is and he's stuck for a ''long'' time learning the basics.

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* Memorably averted in ''SlamDunk''.''Manga/SlamDunk''. Hanamichi Sakuragi is TheFool and ''does'' have enormous potential, but not only does he have no idea of how to use it, his sempai and teammates treat him like the rookie he is and he's stuck for a ''long'' time learning the basics.
9th Mar '16 1:30:28 PM Hossmeister
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* Played for laughs (and to give BillBailey a chance to [[TheCastShowOff show off]]) in an episode of ''BlackBooks''. Manny sits down at a piano, idly taps a couple of notes, then instantly joins in with the music playing on the radio, much to his own surprise.

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* Played for laughs (and to give BillBailey a chance to [[TheCastShowOff show off]]) in an episode of ''BlackBooks''.''Series/BlackBooks''. Manny sits down at a piano, idly taps a couple of notes, then instantly joins in with the music playing on the radio, much to his own surprise.
3rd Mar '16 7:14:52 PM chase92
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', this IS Leet's power, the ability to instantly be good at anything.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', this IS Leet's Uber's power, the ability to instantly be good at anything.
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