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6th Feb '16 5:01:45 PM LentilSandEater
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* Implied with the Mechanic non-player character in the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' second edition rulebook. She is described as someone who prefers the "company" of machines over humans because they don't talk back and she understands them. (Perhaps TruthInTelevision; in RealLife, many who incline to the technical and mechanical have been known to say the same.)
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* Implied with the Mechanic non-player character in the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' second edition rulebook. She is described as someone who prefers the "company" of machines over humans because they don't talk back and she understands them. (Perhaps TruthInTelevision; in RealLife, many who incline to the technical and mechanical have been known to say the same.)
12th Dec '15 7:27:21 PM nombretomado
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** [[XWingSeries Wedge Antilles]] is very, very good at this, as well as possessing ImprobablePilotingSkills. These factors together make some people in-universe question the Normal part of his BadassNormal status. He can ''hear'' if his X-wing's engines have drifted out of alignment. (This may also have something to do with the Incom T-65's standard engines, which are mentioned in several EU sources as having a unique and almost musical sound -- this being the case, perhaps what Wedge is noticing is that the engines have ''literally'' gone out of tune.)
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** [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Wedge Antilles]] is very, very good at this, as well as possessing ImprobablePilotingSkills. These factors together make some people in-universe question the Normal part of his BadassNormal status. He can ''hear'' if his X-wing's engines have drifted out of alignment. (This may also have something to do with the Incom T-65's standard engines, which are mentioned in several EU sources as having a unique and almost musical sound -- this being the case, perhaps what Wedge is noticing is that the engines have ''literally'' gone out of tune.)
27th Oct '15 1:01:52 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' gives us Chakat Goldfur, one of the Star Corps' best technicians. Hir Talent even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at different points.

[[folder: Web Original]] * ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' gives us Chakat Goldfur, one of the Star Corps' best technicians. Hir Talent even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at different points. [[/folder]]
28th Sep '15 11:52:09 PM Adeon
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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' short story ''Fanatic'' the [[TheEngineer Chief Engineer]] of a Superdreadnought is able to tell that the ship is underway by feeling a vibration in the wall from the machinery that generates the impeller wedge. It's noted however that the cabin they are in is very close to the impeller rooms and even then he didn't notice until someone else bought it up (at which point he used the vibrations to confirm it).
24th Sep '15 12:53:12 AM REV6Pilot
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** Whoever hasn't felt a surge of phantom pain when the car runs over a hard bump or a pothole, throw the first stone. Some people go as far as ''hissing and locking in place'' for half a second or so.
25th Jul '15 11:45:47 AM eroock
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30th Jun '15 10:44:44 AM nombretomado
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* William Adama has a very personal relationship with the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', which goes beyond the relationship a captain has with his vessel. This is especially noticeable in the last episodes of season 4, when Adama [[spoiler: refuses to use Cylon tech to repair the ship]], not only because of the security risks involved, but also because it would turn the ship into something not entirely his -- and not entirely ''hers''; his comment on the matter is that "[s]he won't know what she is anymore."
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* William Adama has a very personal relationship with the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', Galactica|2003}}'', which goes beyond the relationship a captain has with his vessel. This is especially noticeable in the last episodes of season 4, when Adama [[spoiler: refuses to use Cylon tech to repair the ship]], not only because of the security risks involved, but also because it would turn the ship into something not entirely his -- and not entirely ''hers''; his comment on the matter is that "[s]he won't know what she is anymore."
17th Jun '15 12:19:04 AM StFan
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* Both Herman Yandell and Elmer Snell from the second episode of ''[[GundamIGLOO MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front]]'' claim to have very temperamental machines (a tank and a Zaku, respectively) that break down despite regular maintainance saying they should still run. This seems to imply that the machines are empathic to their pilots, since it serves to tell them that the enemy they're looking for is not in the battlefield they were going to, and they want to save their strength for their fated encounter.
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* Both Herman Yandell and Elmer Snell from the second episode of ''[[GundamIGLOO ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front]]'' claim to have very temperamental machines (a tank and a Zaku, respectively) that break down despite regular maintainance saying they should still run. This seems to imply that the machines are empathic to their pilots, since it serves to tell them that the enemy they're looking for is not in the battlefield they were going to, and they want to save their strength for their fated encounter.
14th Jun '15 10:16:59 AM Specialist290
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[[folder:Music]] * The title character from ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', being blind and deaf, develops the ability to play pinball by feeling the vibrations the machine makes through the table. [[/folder]]
11th Jun '15 6:22:50 AM Willbyr
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* Techpriests in ''Warhammer40K'' can do this, by feeling the machine spirit's pain. It's theorized that orks don't so much empathize with machines as just yell at them and beat them until they work.
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* Techpriests in ''Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' can do this, by feeling the machine spirit's pain. It's theorized that orks Orks don't so much empathize with machines as just yell at them and beat them until they work.
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