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30th Jun '17 11:40:23 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** This is part of the reason why [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] weren't able to be mass-produced until after the war; their MJOLNIR PoweredArmor was notoriously expensive to produce.

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** This is part of the reason why [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] weren't able to be mass-produced until after the war; their MJOLNIR PoweredArmor was notoriously expensive to produce. They also had to design a version that didn't require the user to be surgically enhanced during adolescence to ever use.
9th Jun '17 11:39:19 AM Antigone3
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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'': Both sides of the Jihad come to the point of "we need these new weapons, but how are we going to ''pay'' for them?" The Church of God Awaiting goes from the richest organization on the planet in book 1 to verge-of-bankruptcy before book 9. The only thing that keeps Charis going is the discovery of rich silver mines on a mostly-unsettled Charisian island.
24th May '17 2:40:13 AM Zadia
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* ''VideoGame/Dishonored2'' invokes this trope with regard to Kirin Jindosh's clockwork soldiers. The soldiers are revolutionary, but they're an in-universe ObviousBeta, and making one costs the kind of money most men won't see in a lifetime. Jindosh spends a lot of time trying to find a way to produce them more cheaply, and goes to the extent of [[spoiler: having Sokolov kidnapped and imprisoned so he could try to force him to help. In the end, Emily/Corvo deals with him before he can find a solution, and once he's dealt with the solution doesn't matter any more.]]
24th Sep '16 7:17:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In some canons, one of ''{{Spider-Man}}'''s major plot is budget on the expensive chemicals for his web shooters.

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* In some canons, one of ''{{Spider-Man}}'''s ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s major plot is budget on the expensive chemicals for his web shooters.



* In ''[[{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Man 2]]'', when Doctor Octopus' tentacles convince him to try to build his fusion generator again, he specifically mentions needing to be able to fund it, which results in him robbing the bank where he has his first fight with Spider-Man.

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* In ''[[{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Man 2]]'', ''Film/SpiderMan2'', when Doctor Octopus' tentacles convince him to try to build his fusion generator again, he specifically mentions needing to be able to fund it, which results in him robbing the bank where he has his first fight with Spider-Man.



* ''{{Narbonic}}'' features an extended time-travel subplot which establishes that it is difficult, but not impossible, to change your own history. Physical time-travel takes all the energy that exists in the Universe [[spoiler: or, as it turns out, in some other universe that's just out of luck.]]

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* ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' features an extended time-travel subplot which establishes that it is difficult, but not impossible, to change your own history. Physical time-travel takes all the energy that exists in the Universe [[spoiler: or, as it turns out, in some other universe that's just out of luck.]]



* Inverted in [[http://www.melonpool.com/?p=2051 this]] MelonPool strip. It's because of the OLD technology (engine) that required expensive fuel.

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* Inverted in [[http://www.melonpool.com/?p=2051 this]] MelonPool ''Webcomic/MelonPool'' strip. It's because of the OLD technology (engine) that required expensive fuel.
24th Sep '16 7:17:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': A huge part of the plot involved getting loans and necessary capital in order to create the evil inventions for the evil plots. They had their own Villain Bank.
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* WesternAnimation/DespicableMe: A huge part of the plot involved getting loans and necessary capital in order to create the evil inventions for the evil plots. They had their own Villain Bank.
24th Sep '16 7:15:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GeniusTheTransgression'' goes a little overboard in insisting that Geniuses be able to account for ''how'', exactly, they pay for those wonderful toys. It stops short of having the Storyteller request an itemized budget from the players, but only just.

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* ''GeniusTheTransgression'' ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' goes a little overboard in insisting that Geniuses be able to account for ''how'', exactly, they pay for those wonderful toys. It stops short of having the Storyteller request an itemized budget from the players, but only just.
20th Sep '16 9:47:19 AM VutherA
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** The Odin, the Dominion's ultimate assault mech, is capable of ravaging multiple bases with barely any maintenance, but is so expensive and outright huge (even the biggest cargo ship in the game can't fit it) there's only one ever built in the entire series. Fortunately, Swann reverse engineers it and comes up with a mass-production version which cuts back certain elements like the size, the minibar and toilet in the cockpit, and the nuclear missile launcher.

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** The Odin, the Dominion's ultimate assault mech, is capable of ravaging multiple bases with barely any maintenance, but is so expensive and outright huge (even the biggest cargo ship in the game can't fit it) there's only one ever built in the entire series. Fortunately, Swann reverse engineers it and comes up with a mass-production version which cuts back certain elements like the size, the minibar and toilet in the cockpit, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and the nuclear missile launcher.launcher]].
30th Aug '16 1:20:28 PM TheBigBopper
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* WesternAnimation/DespicableMe: A huge part of the plot involved getting loans and necessary capitol in order to create the evil inventions for the evil plots. They had their own Villain Bank.

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* WesternAnimation/DespicableMe: A huge part of the plot involved getting loans and necessary capitol capital in order to create the evil inventions for the evil plots. They had their own Villain Bank.
29th Aug '16 3:26:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, the [[FrickinLaserBeams Spartan Laser]] costs as much as A 400,000 TON WARSHIP.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, the universe:
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[[FrickinLaserBeams Spartan Laser]] costs initially cost as much as A 400,000 TON WARSHIP.WARSHIP.
** This is part of the reason why [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] weren't able to be mass-produced until after the war; their MJOLNIR PoweredArmor was notoriously expensive to produce.
14th Aug '16 1:48:55 PM nombretomado
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* In one of DoctorSteel's songs, "Build the Robots", Dr. Steel laments about building a high-tech giant robot army:

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\n* In one of DoctorSteel's Music/DoctorSteel's songs, "Build the Robots", Dr. Steel laments about building a high-tech giant robot army:





















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