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8th Nov '16 2:55:42 AM Nekuro
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* Empowered's super suit apparently only works with the titular heroine.

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* Empowered's ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'''s super suit apparently only works with the titular heroine.
8th Nov '16 2:50:10 AM Nekuro
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* Empowered's super suit apparently only works with the titular heroine.
8th Nov '16 2:46:31 AM Nekuro
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* The Franchise/StargateVerse includes two notable examples:

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* The Franchise/StargateVerse includes two a few notable examples:


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** Aris Boch, bounty hunter from the 3x07 episode "Deadman Switch", possesses a gun only he can shoot, with energy projectiles that also happen to pass through the shields he uses to capture people.
1st Nov '16 9:17:12 AM Anddrix
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* In Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', the Vorpal Blade is the only weapon that can slay the Jabberwock, and ''only'' if Alice uses it to do so. (Whether it is an EmpathicWeapon is unclear, but it likely is; the Caterpillar tells her to simply "hold on" and let it do the work, implying that she simply has to be holding it.)

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* In Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', the Vorpal Blade is the only weapon that can slay the Jabberwock, and ''only'' if Alice uses it to do so. (Whether it is an EmpathicWeapon is unclear, but it likely is; the Caterpillar tells her to simply "hold on" and let it do the work, implying that she simply has to be holding it.)
16th Oct '16 3:02:59 PM nombretomado
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** Similarly, in the games taking place in the ''FireEmblemAkaneia'' universe, the Falchion may only be properly wielded by the Hero-King Marth and his descendants, the line of the Exalts. If the blade is wielded by one who does not meet the requirements, they will find it incapable of cutting even a simple log. That there's [[spoiler:another person wielding a second of this one-of-a-kind sword without problems]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a plot point. [[spoiler:[[TimeTravel The]] [[KidFromTheFuture answer]] [[BadFuture is]] [[MementoMacGuffin probably not]] [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong what you were expecting.]]]]

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** Similarly, in the games taking place in the ''FireEmblemAkaneia'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' universe, the Falchion may only be properly wielded by the Hero-King Marth and his descendants, the line of the Exalts. If the blade is wielded by one who does not meet the requirements, they will find it incapable of cutting even a simple log. That there's [[spoiler:another person wielding a second of this one-of-a-kind sword without problems]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a plot point. [[spoiler:[[TimeTravel The]] [[KidFromTheFuture answer]] [[BadFuture is]] [[MementoMacGuffin probably not]] [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong what you were expecting.]]]]
25th Sep '16 4:54:02 AM Duffan
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* The Book of Shadows in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is repelled by evil. Effects vary from putting up a force field of some sort to simply sliding away if the wrong person tries to pick it up. Paige once had a boyfriend thumb through it to see if it would let him (which he picked up on pretty quickly despite not knowing about the protection). There are ways to get around this, such as taking control of the manor or stealing the Power of Three, but it at least tries to stay loyal to its rightful owners.
27th Aug '16 10:32:06 AM Galacton
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that weapons are just as capable of [[TheChooserOfTheOne choosing owners]] as people are of choosing weapons. If you're an aspiring EvilOverlord trying to TakeOverTheWorld, what's the one thing more frustrating than needing a ClingyMacGuffin that you just cannot steal from TheHero? Needing a weapon or magical artifact that you ''can'' steal, but it still won't do you any good. For some {{Empathic Weapon}}s, [[PossessionImpliesMastery Possession most definitely does not imply Mastery]]. Loyal Phlebotinum refuses to work for anyone but its ChosenOne, no matter who else steals, wins, or accidentally comes across it. The owner does not even necessarily have to [[RefusalOfTheCall approve of this choice]], but {{Synchronization}} usually prevents that, making you inexplicably feel like this sword is the one you're meant to have, or that this dragon is just a better partner for you than any others.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that weapons are just as capable of [[TheChooserOfTheOne choosing owners]] as people are of choosing weapons. If you're an aspiring EvilOverlord trying to TakeOverTheWorld, what's the one thing more frustrating than needing a ClingyMacGuffin that you just cannot steal from TheHero? Needing a weapon or magical artifact that you ''can'' steal, but it still won't do you any good. For some {{Empathic Weapon}}s, [[PossessionImpliesMastery Possession most definitely does not imply Mastery]]. Loyal Phlebotinum refuses to work for anyone but its ChosenOne, [[ChosenOne owner]], no matter who else steals, wins, or accidentally comes across it. The owner does not even necessarily have to [[RefusalOfTheCall approve of this choice]], but {{Synchronization}} usually prevents that, making you inexplicably feel like this sword is the one you're meant to have, or that this dragon is just a better partner for you than any others.
20th Aug '16 1:55:50 AM Gess
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* {{Literature/Wolfhound}}'s sword Sunflame is an EmpathicWeapon and ClingyMacGuffin (of the good kind). It subliminally suggested him its preferred name, communicated with him in his dreams on occasion, returned (or was returned by the ThePowersThatBe) to him when lost or used to buy a man out of slavery, and it even had some limited degree of agency, such as when a thug stole it and tried to use it, it got hopelessly stuck in a log the first chance it got and only unstuck for Wolfhound.
17th Aug '16 8:06:41 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cryoburn]]'', Armsmen Roic's stunner has the owner-only feature that is being worked on in real life (see below). In earlier works in the series, all stunners are generic.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cryoburn]]'', Armsmen ''Literature/{{Cryoburn}}'', Armsman Roic's stunner has the owner-only feature that is being worked on in real life (see below).designed so it will only fire if he's holding it. In earlier works in the series, all stunners are generic.
9th Aug '16 4:18:43 AM Ripburger
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* Creator/VladimirVasilyev's novelization of ''VideoGame/XCom'' explains the reason why X-COM soldiers can't use alien weapons before they're researched. Apparently, they're all biometrically locked to specific DNA. After a weapon is researched, soldiers are instructed how to override the biometric lock and enter their own DNA into the weapon's database. One civilian hacker is notable for picking up a killed Muton's plasma rifle during a terror attack and figuring out how to reprogram the biometric lock himself, then going to town on the invaders using the sheer power of IKnowMortalKombat. He later asks to join the organization and becomes a fairly decent soldier.

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* Creator/VladimirVasilyev's novelization of ''VideoGame/XCom'' ''[[{{VideoGame/XCOM}} X-COM]]'' explains the reason why X-COM soldiers can't use alien weapons before they're researched. Apparently, they're all biometrically locked to specific DNA. After a weapon is researched, soldiers are instructed how to override the biometric lock and enter their own DNA into the weapon's database. One civilian hacker is notable for picking up a killed Muton's plasma rifle during a terror attack and figuring out how to reprogram the biometric lock himself, then going to town on the invaders using the sheer power of IKnowMortalKombat. He later asks to join the organization and becomes a fairly decent soldier.
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