History Main / JackOfAllTrades

7th Feb '17 2:01:49 AM Yozzy
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes Eratosthenes of Cyrene]] was "a Greek mathametician, geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist" from the 3rd century BC. Among other things, he is credited with calculating the circumference of the earth and the angle of Earth's seasonal tilt, as well as developing an algorithm for finding prime numbers (called the Sieve of Eratosthenes). "He was nicknamed Beta, because he was great at many things and tried to get his hands on every bit of information, but never achieved the highest rank in anything, so much so that Strabo accounts Eratosthenes as a mathematician among geographers, and a geographer among mathematicians."

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes Eratosthenes of Cyrene]] was "a a Greek mathametician, geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist" theorist from the 3rd century BC. Among other things, he became the head of the Library of Alexandria, is credited with calculating the circumference of the earth and the angle of Earth's seasonal tilt, reinventing geography into the system we use today, as well as developing an algorithm for finding prime numbers (called the Sieve of Eratosthenes). "He was nicknamed Critics named him Beta, because he was great at many things and tried to get his hands on every bit of information, but never achieved the highest rank in anything, so much so that Strabo accounts Eratosthenes as a mathematician among geographers, and a geographer among mathematicians."mathematicians. His fans called him "Pentathlos" after the well-rounded athletes of Greece because he was knowledgeable in all areas of learning at the time.
9th Jan '17 6:42:27 PM themisterfree
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}}'' tends to be good at an assortment of different things- drawing, chess, fishing...
7th Jan '17 8:23:10 PM JuiceBoxHero
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''Often better than a Master of one."''

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''Often better than a [[CripplingOverspecialization Master of one."'']]"''
30th Nov '16 6:44:51 PM gk3389127
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* Erza from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is this. Her magic essentially allows her to carry a personal armory around wherever goes. In turn, this allows her to utilize just about every kind of melee weapon and armor there is. While she prefers swordplay, she's also shown herself skilled in [[BladeOnAStick spear combat]], and even [[HammerTime hammer combat]] as well.
9th Oct '16 3:07:50 PM Gamermaster
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* The Enforcers of MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha must, by default, excel in a wide range of abilities that will let them handle situations when they work both investigative cases and actual criminal apprehension either by themselves or with a team. Out of the heroines, this distinction falls on Fate Testarossa. She has an arsenal of close, mid-range, and long-range spells and is also a competent close range fighter. Her balanced skillset contrasts that of ranged specialist Nanoha and nuke-girl Hayate.

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* The Enforcers of MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' must, by default, excel in a wide range of abilities that will let them handle situations when they work both investigative cases and actual criminal apprehension either by themselves or with a team. Out of the heroines, this distinction falls on Fate Testarossa. She has an arsenal of close, mid-range, and long-range spells and is also a competent close range fighter. Her balanced skillset contrasts that of ranged specialist Nanoha and nuke-girl [[PersonOfMassDestruction nuke-girl]] Hayate.
25th Sep '16 8:29:01 AM MarsJenkar
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* [[DuctTapeForEverything Duct tape]] has been described as this, specifically by [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman]]:
--> ''We've found that duct tape is not a ''perfect'' solution for anything. But with a little creativity, in a pinch, it's an ''adequate'' solution for just about everything.''
11th Sep '16 2:11:19 PM hollow49
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* In Myth/CelticMythology this was Lugh Lamfada's hat. When he first applied for entry into the court of the Tuatha de Danaan he was asked what he could do. he then listed a number of things he could do, warrior, smith, healer etc. When he was told there was already someone filling each position his answer was to ask if they had someone who could do ''all'' these things.

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* In Myth/CelticMythology this was Lugh Lamfada's hat.hat - he had the title Samildánach ("equally skilled in many arts"). When he first applied for entry into the court of the Tuatha de Danaan he was asked what he could do. he then listed a number of things he could do, warrior, smith, healer etc. When he was told there was already someone filling each position his answer was to ask if they had someone who could do ''all'' these things.
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30th Aug '16 11:40:40 AM Willbyr
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* Usopp from ''OnePiece'' (before the time skip) seems to be this. He's not an especially good fighter, though he gets in on the action here and there and uses his cleverness when he can. He was doing his best to fix the ship, as the only one who had any skills in that area before they got a genuine shipwright. He mostly did odd jobs on the ship for the crew, not having a specialization like all the others. Whilst his pure combat skills where sub-par compared to the other (admittedly super-human) characters, his aim was always extremely good (Which did in at least one occasion come to great help). Since the time-skip it simply seems he has gotten the combat power to use it effectively against more powerful enemies, along with a wide variety of bizarre plants to use as AbnormalAmmo.
* Asuma Sarutobi from ''{{Naruto}}'' is this. He has near perfect ninjutsu and taijutsu, as well as near perfect speed and strength. This gives him many options in battle, from Katons that explode by blowing gunpowder ash onto a target, charging his trench knives with Futon, to his long ranged Futon. His taijutsu also allows him to last long against stronger opponents such as [[BloodKnight Kisame]] or [[ReligionOfEvil Hidan]] without being overwhelmed. And against weaker ninja, such as Sound Ninja, he can kill nine of them before his cigarette hits the ground.

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* Usopp from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' (before the time skip) seems to be this. He's not an especially good fighter, though he gets in on the action here and there and uses his cleverness when he can. He was doing his best to fix the ship, as the only one who had any skills in that area before they got a genuine shipwright. He mostly did odd jobs on the ship for the crew, not having a specialization like all the others. Whilst his pure combat skills where sub-par compared to the other (admittedly super-human) characters, his aim was always extremely good (Which did in at least one occasion come to great help). Since the time-skip it simply seems he has gotten the combat power to use it effectively against more powerful enemies, along with a wide variety of bizarre plants to use as AbnormalAmmo.
* Asuma Sarutobi from ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is this. He has near perfect ninjutsu and taijutsu, as well as near perfect speed and strength. This gives him many options in battle, from Katons that explode by blowing gunpowder ash onto a target, charging his trench knives with Futon, to his long ranged Futon. His taijutsu also allows him to last long against stronger opponents such as [[BloodKnight Kisame]] or [[ReligionOfEvil Hidan]] without being overwhelmed. And against weaker ninja, such as Sound Ninja, he can kill nine of them before his cigarette hits the ground.
29th Aug '16 1:48:53 AM M84
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* The F-35 was ''intended'' to be a super stealthplane that could find use in three different branches of the U.S. armed forces: a multi-role fighter for the Air Force, a longer-range carrier-based fighter for the Navy, and a VTOL aircraft for the Marines. Actually designing and a plane that can fulfill all of these roles ''better'' than more specialized present day planes in addition to having cutting edge stealth technology has proven to be quite a challenge. Even after decades of development and over a trillion dollars spent on funding, the F-35 still doesn't quite live up to expectations. [[MasterOfNone Specialist aircraft still outshine it in its intended roles.]]

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* The F-35 was ''intended'' envisioned to be a super stealthplane that could find use in three different branches of the U.S. armed forces: a multi-role fighter for the Air Force, a longer-range carrier-based fighter for the Navy, and a VTOL aircraft for the Marines. Actually designing and a plane that can fulfill all of these roles ''better'' as well as or better than more specialized present day planes aircraft in addition to having cutting edge stealth technology has proven to be quite a challenge. Even after decades of development and over a trillion dollars spent on funding, the F-35 still doesn't quite live up to expectations. [[MasterOfNone Specialist aircraft still outshine it in its intended roles.]]
29th Aug '16 1:47:39 AM M84
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* The F-35 was ''intended'' to be a super stealthplane that could find use in three different branches of the U.S. armed forces: a multi-role fighter for the Air Force, a longer-range carrier-based fighter for the Navy, and a VTOL aircraft for the Marines. Actually designing and a plane that can fulfill all of these roles ''better'' than more specialized present day planes in addition to having cutting edge stealth technology has proven to be quite a challenge. Even after decades of development and over a trillion dollars spent on funding, the F-35 still doesn't quite live up to expectations. Specialist aircraft still outshine it in its intended roles.

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* The F-35 was ''intended'' to be a super stealthplane that could find use in three different branches of the U.S. armed forces: a multi-role fighter for the Air Force, a longer-range carrier-based fighter for the Navy, and a VTOL aircraft for the Marines. Actually designing and a plane that can fulfill all of these roles ''better'' than more specialized present day planes in addition to having cutting edge stealth technology has proven to be quite a challenge. Even after decades of development and over a trillion dollars spent on funding, the F-35 still doesn't quite live up to expectations. [[MasterOfNone Specialist aircraft still outshine it in its intended roles.]]
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