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27th Sep '17 3:34:35 PM aurora369
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* On the other end of the spectrum, horrible jalopies often have chronic malfunctions, all of which are known only to their owners. If the carjacker does not know that one has to (for example) clean all spark plugs with sandpaper before starting the engine, he won't start it.
27th Sep '17 7:07:20 AM Hemma
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When TheHero has a car which stands out for its dated design, it is the HerosClassicCar.
25th Aug '17 5:31:12 PM Vir
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* [[spoiler: Licia]] from ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls 2]]'' says this about a certain rotating door. of course, [[spoiler: she's lying her heart out. Should you killed Licia via Crushed Eye Orb invasion, you can obtain her miracle and the Rotunda Lockstone. In this case, only ''you'' can make the door go]]. Ultimately, this trope is played straight no matter what circumstances.
* The Last Hydral in VideoGame/TheLastFederation is the only one who can control Hydral technology. Occasionally you'll find a battlefield where another race has managed to switch something on, but it's always berserk and attacking indiscriminately.

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* [[spoiler: Licia]] from ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls 2]]'' ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' says this about a certain rotating door. of course, [[spoiler: she's lying her heart out. Should you killed Licia via Crushed Eye Orb invasion, you can obtain her miracle and the Rotunda Lockstone. In this case, only ''you'' can make the door go]]. Ultimately, this trope is played straight no matter what circumstances.
* The Last Hydral in VideoGame/TheLastFederation ''VideoGame/TheLastFederation'' is the only one who can control Hydral technology. Occasionally you'll find a battlefield where another race has managed to switch something on, but it's always berserk and attacking indiscriminately.



* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' where Fred gets himself fired, Mr Slate is forced to get him back after discovering that his handling of his dinocrane has made it so that only he can use it properly. [[FridgeBrilliance Which makes sense, since it's an animal that he tamed.]]

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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' where Fred gets himself fired, Mr Mr. Slate is forced to get him back after discovering that his handling of his dinocrane dino-crane has made it so that only he can use it properly. [[FridgeBrilliance Which makes sense, sense since it's an animal that he tamed.]]



* Certain high end cars, such as Mercedes, tried this particularly those sold in countries prone to carjacking, sometimes offer thumbprint recognition as an ignition lock. Unfortunately, this just makes carjackers cut the driver's thumb off. Some thumbprint recognition devices also make sure the thumb is alive first (i.e. check for temperature and blood flow).

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* Certain high end high-end cars, such as Mercedes, tried this particularly those sold in countries prone to carjacking, sometimes offer thumbprint recognition as an ignition lock. Unfortunately, this just makes carjackers cut the driver's thumb off. Some thumbprint recognition devices also make sure the thumb is alive first (i.e. check for temperature and blood flow).
30th Jun '17 11:24:28 PM Kazmahu
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* The third ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' combines this with MythologyGag. Any Mobile Suit with AttackDrones, [[PsychicPowers psycommu systems]], or is otherwise confirmed to require superhuman or extrasensory abilities to pilot can only be selected by pilots with the Newtype attribute, even when the license to unlock it for everyone other than its signature pilot is obtained.

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* The third ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' combines this with MythologyGag. Any Mobile Suit with AttackDrones, [[PsychicPowers psycommu systems]], or is otherwise confirmed to require superhuman or extrasensory abilities to pilot can only be selected by pilots with the Newtype attribute, attribute[[labelnote:*]]For the sake of conciseness, this tag also encompasses [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Coordinators]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Innovators]], [[Anime/TurnAGundam Moonrace]] et. al.[[/labelnote]], even when the license to unlock it for everyone other than its signature pilot is obtained.
24th Jun '17 3:40:48 PM billybobfred
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the gunslinger class starts off with a basic gun which only they can use properly, and can therefore only be resold for scrap. This is something of an ObviousRulePatch, since firearms are among the most expensive non-magical items (the ones available as starting weapons should cost 1000 to 2000gp; more money than they should see for at least a couple of levels).

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the gunslinger class starts off with a basic gun which only they can use properly, and can therefore only be resold for scrap. This is something of an ObviousRulePatch, since firearms are among the most expensive non-magical items (the -- the ones available as starting weapons should cost 1000 to 2000gp; more money than they should see for at least a couple of levels).levels. Without this rule, it would be a choice between [[EarlyGameHell making 1st-level gunslingers go barehanded]] until they can afford a starting weapon, or allowing them to [[VendorTrash sell it the moment the game starts]] for far more money than they should rightfully have access to.
10th Feb '17 12:05:40 PM DannWoolf
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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' where Fred gets himself fired, Mr Slate is forced to get him back after discovering that his handling of his dinocrane has made it so that only he can use it properly. [[FridgeBrilliance Which makes sense, since its an animal that he "tamed"]]

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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' where Fred gets himself fired, Mr Slate is forced to get him back after discovering that his handling of his dinocrane has made it so that only he can use it properly. [[FridgeBrilliance Which makes sense, since its it's an animal that he "tamed"]]tamed.]]
18th Aug '16 2:25:38 PM thatother1dude
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* A large part of the premise of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' is that Coop messed around with the mech's interfaces while refurbishing it, to the point that Kiva can no longer make heads or tails of it. Therefore he has to pilot it.
** Note that the mech's interface now consists of a [[CoolCar Plymouth Barracuda]], [[IKnowMortalKombat several different game controllers]], and many, many {{Context Sensitive Button}}s. Even Coop has trouble with it.

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* A large part of the premise of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' is that Coop messed around with the mech's interfaces while refurbishing it, to the point that Kiva can no longer make heads or tails of it. Therefore he has to pilot it.
** Note that the mech's
it. The modified interface now consists of a [[CoolCar Plymouth Barracuda]], [[IKnowMortalKombat several different game controllers]], and many, many {{Context {{Plot Sensitive Button}}s. Even Coop has trouble with it.
19th Jul '16 5:04:17 AM SteveMB
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Related is EmpathicWeapon, which typically will ''only'' work for its owner. (Though it is not unknown for a character using this trope to talk as if that trope was in play.) A BlackBox is when the "I" in the equation is not present, and the people involved try to bulldoze their way into forcing the something to run, with unpredictable results. MagicPoweredPseudoScience is when the maker is the [[AWizardDidIt wizard who did it.]]

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Related is EmpathicWeapon, are EmpathicWeapon and LoyalPhlebotinum, which typically will ''only'' work for its the owner. (Though it is not unknown for a character using this trope to talk as if that trope was in play.play -- the difference is that those tropes are for devices that ''refuse'' to work for anyone else while this one is for devices that ''malfunction'' without the owner's special touch.) A BlackBox is when the "I" in the equation is not present, and the people involved try to bulldoze their way into forcing the something to run, with unpredictable results. MagicPoweredPseudoScience is when the maker is the [[AWizardDidIt wizard who did it.]]
6th Jul '16 9:00:12 PM Mhazard
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* [[spoiler: Licia]] from ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls 2]]'' says this about a certain rotating door. of course, [[spoiler: she's lying her heart out.]]

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* [[spoiler: Licia]] from ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls 2]]'' says this about a certain rotating door. of course, [[spoiler: she's lying her heart out.]] Should you killed Licia via Crushed Eye Orb invasion, you can obtain her miracle and the Rotunda Lockstone. In this case, only ''you'' can make the door go]]. Ultimately, this trope is played straight no matter what circumstances.
1st Jun '16 5:03:36 PM Piromano80
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He got an upgrade after Siegfried borrowed and crashed it, demanding to know afterwards who'd bought such a junkyard on wheels.

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** He got an upgrade after Siegfried borrowed and crashed it, demanding to know afterwards who'd bought such a junkyard on wheels.
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