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11th Apr '18 7:55:05 AM DoctorDetective
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Also compare with MurphysLaw.
4th Mar '18 4:15:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SteelBattalion: Heavy Armor'', the SelfDestructMechanism is located next to the switch for the headlights. Which would be a problem even '''if''' the controls weren't complete garbage.

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* In ''SteelBattalion: ''VideoGame/SteelBattalion: Heavy Armor'', the SelfDestructMechanism is located next to the switch for the headlights. Which would be a problem even '''if''' the controls weren't complete garbage.
18th Dec '17 7:47:33 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[https://www.xkcd.com/1590/ brings us]] the "high-pitched hum generator", apparently the source of that humming noise some people can hear in what would otherwise be a silent room. The AltText lampshades this.
18th Dec '17 9:04:45 AM TheGreenHerring
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* The trope image comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "B.O.T.", which is about the Decepticons trying to rebuild Bruticus because he is supposedly the only one big enough to use their gigantic superweapon (even though they still have both Devastator and Menasor). Despite the Decepticons' success, the Autobots manage to foil their plans and destroy it. How do they do this? The B.O.T. presses a button on a ''human-level'' control panel clearly marked "Over Load" [''sic'']. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True to its label]], it overloads the superweapon and makes it explode. This and numerous other nonsense moments in the story contribute to its reputation as the worst episode in the franchise's history.

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* The trope image comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "B."[[Recap/TransformersG1BOT B.O.T.", ]]", which is about the Decepticons trying to rebuild Bruticus because he is supposedly the only one big enough to use their gigantic superweapon (even though they still have both Devastator and Menasor). Despite the Decepticons' success, the Autobots manage to foil their plans and destroy it. How do they do this? The B.O.T. presses a button on a ''human-level'' control panel clearly marked "Over Load" [''sic'']. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True to its label]], [[SelfDestructButton it overloads the superweapon and makes it explode.explode]]. This and numerous other nonsense moments in the story contribute to its reputation as the worst episode in the franchise's history.
3rd Nov '17 1:30:05 PM Eddy1215
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--> '''Kuzco:''' [[ChekhovsGag Okay, why does she even]] ''[[ChekhovsGag have]]'' [[ChekhovsGag that lever]]?

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--> '''Kuzco:''' [[ChekhovsGag Okay, why does she even]] ''[[ChekhovsGag have]]'' [[ChekhovsGag that lever]]?lever?]]
3rd Nov '17 1:29:35 PM Eddy1215
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--> '''Kuzco:''' [[ChekhovsGag Why does she even have that lever]]?

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--> '''Kuzco:''' [[ChekhovsGag Why Okay, why does she even have even]] ''[[ChekhovsGag have]]'' [[ChekhovsGag that lever]]?
3rd Nov '17 1:19:46 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Rocket Raccoon, for some reason, included an instant detonation button on the bomb [[spoiler:built to kill [[GeniusLoci Ego the Living Planet]]]] alongside the MagicTimer button that would give them time to escape. This became a real issue when the Guardians had to depend on [[spoiler:Baby Groot]] to plant the bomb, with Rocket expressively telling him [[DontTouchItYouIdiot not to push]] that particular button, [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo without much success]]. It got to the point where Rocket even asked if anyone had any tape so he could cover the button.

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Rocket Raccoon, for some reason, included an instant detonation button on the bomb [[spoiler:built to kill [[GeniusLoci Ego the Living Planet]]]] alongside the MagicTimer MagicCountdown button that would give them time to escape. This became a real issue when the Guardians had to depend on [[spoiler:Baby Groot]] to plant the bomb, with Rocket expressively telling him [[DontTouchItYouIdiot not to push]] that particular button, [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo without much success]]. It got to the point where Rocket even asked if anyone had any tape so he could cover the button.
3rd Nov '17 1:18:28 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Rocket Raccoon, for some reason, included an instant detonation button on the bomb [[spoiler:built to kill [[GeniusLoci Ego the Living Planet]]]] alongside the MagicTimer button that would give them time to escape. This became a real issue when the Guardians had to depend on [[spoiler:Baby Groot]] to plant the bomb, with Rocket expressively telling him [[DontTouchItYouIdiot not to push]] that particular button, [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo without much success]]. It got to the point where Rocket even asked if anyone had any tape so he could cover the button.
3rd Nov '17 12:53:41 PM Jake
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* In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' the villain has a suit that he can use to shock people. For reasons that are not entirely clear, there's a button on the front that causes it to electrocute the guy wearing it.

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* In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' the villain has a suit that he can use to shock people. For reasons that are not entirely clear, but possibly related to the guy who built it not entirely trusting his boss ([[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness with good reason]]), there's a button on the front that causes it to electrocute the guy wearing it.
18th Oct '17 12:00:21 AM wingedcatgirl
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* The first incarnation of the [[UsefulNotes/AppleII Apple II ]] computer had the "reset" button right above the "enter" key. Since the "Enter" key is pressed more often than any other key, and the "reset" button will instantly hard-reboot your computer, this caused some problems.

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* The first incarnation of the [[UsefulNotes/AppleII Apple II ]] UsefulNotes/AppleII computer had the "reset" button right above the "enter" key. Since the "Enter" key is pressed more often than any other key, and the "reset" button will instantly hard-reboot your computer, this caused some problems.
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