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26th May '16 2:37:02 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', and their Ancient technology, which can only be used by those possessing the Ancient gene.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', and their ''Franchise/{{Stargate}}'': A lot of Ancient technology, technology was programmed to only respond to their DNA. As it happens, they interbred some with ancient humans, so a few modern humans have the particular gene the technology is programmed to respond to, and can activate it. Similarly, the Goa'uld programmed much of their tech to only respond to themselves, this time based on detecting naquadah in the blood, which can only be used by those possessing Goa'uld (and their hosts) will possess. However, someone who was once a host to a Goa'uld will retain that naquadah, so the Ancient gene.tech will still accept them despite the absence of an actual Goa'uld.
8th May '16 1:18:57 PM DarkHunter
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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', Kira is told to place a lock on the Strike's systems that only he can open when they dock at an Alliance base. The reason for this is that the Alliance is [[FantasticRacism heavily racist against Coordinators]], and having that lock there gives Kira a bargaining chip to protect himself.
*** That was just to prevent the jerks from tampering with the Strike's systems. He had re-configured the mech's OS in order to get it to operate properly when he initially [[FallingIntoTheCockpit fell Into the cockpit]]. Being a Coordinator, he put in a system that was too complex for unaltered humans to use, so he was the only person on the base who ''could'' operate the Strike.

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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', Kira is initially the only person on the Alliance's side able to pilot a mobile suit because, as a Coordinator, he has much greater multitasking abilities than a normal human, and mobile suits are too complex to operate without those. Later, Kira is told to place a lock on the Strike's systems that only he can open when they dock at an Alliance base. The reason for this is that the Alliance is [[FantasticRacism heavily racist against Coordinators]], and having that lock there gives Kira a bargaining chip to protect himself.
*** That was just to prevent the jerks from tampering with the Strike's systems. He had re-configured the mech's OS in order to get it to operate properly when he initially [[FallingIntoTheCockpit fell Into the cockpit]]. Being a Coordinator, he put in a system that was too complex for unaltered humans to use, so he was the only person on the base who ''could'' operate the Strike.
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'': The Unicorn Gundam has been hard-coded so that only Banagher Links can pilot it, which is the primary reason the various factions keep him around rather than just stealing the Gundam for themselves.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'': The Unicorn Gundam has been hard-coded so that only with a DNA scanner set to Banagher Links Links, meaning he is the only person that can pilot it, which is the primary reason the various factions keep him around rather than just stealing the Gundam for themselves.
29th Mar '16 9:14:39 PM themechanist
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* Many highly modified and custom built cars require specialist knowledge usually only possessed by the owner to be driven without blowing something up or in some cases just to start the engine. Most highly tuned cars will have an array of additional gauges on the dashboard displaying everything from boost and oil pressures to air fuel ratios, if these go too high or too low then a mechanical failure is more or less guarenteed. vehicles with race ignitions will often require a series of switches to be flipped in a certain order rather than just turning a key.
24th Feb '16 4:22:45 AM erforce
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->"No one but me can keep this heap running."
-->-- '''Nancy Callahan''', from the ''SinCity'' story "That Yellow Bastard."

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->"No ->''"No one but me can keep this heap running."''
-->-- '''Nancy Callahan''', from the ''Comicbook/SinCity'' story "That Yellow Bastard.
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-->-- '''Nancy Callahan''', from the ''SinCity'' story "That Yellow Bastard."



* [[Series/KnightRider Michael Knight]] gave the explanation that the car's on-board computer could read his fingerprints - it's more plausible than the car having AI.

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* [[Series/KnightRider ''Series/KnightRider'': Michael Knight]] Knight gave the explanation that the car's on-board computer could read his fingerprints - it's more plausible than the car having AI.



* Quite a far out example, but in ''Franchise/BreathOfFire II'', your town can be turned into a FloatingContinent that can only be controlled by your father, who has been wired into the technology.

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* Quite a far out example, but in ''Franchise/BreathOfFire II'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'', your town can be turned into a FloatingContinent that can only be controlled by your father, who has been wired into the technology.



* In the original ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]]'', only Clank can start Ratchet's ship at the beginning of the game, since Ratchet is missing crucial components that makes it start. This aspect is almost immediately forgotten, until Clank reminds us of this after the first boss fight.
* [[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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* In the original ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'', only Clank can start Ratchet's ship at the beginning of the game, since Ratchet is missing crucial components that makes it start. This aspect is almost immediately forgotten, until Clank reminds us of this after the first boss fight.
* [[spoiler: Licia]] from [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Dark Souls 2]] 2]]'' says this about a certain rotating door. of course, [[spoiler: she's lying her heart out.]]
5th Jan '16 1:24:13 AM SSJMagus
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* Explained as one of the problems with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]] by the time ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' rolls around. By the end of its service life, the Zeta Gundam was so customized and tailored to Kamille Bidan's specs that while Judau and later Roux are able to pilot it with some effort, they can only as much as it's base specs allow. They can't access the biosensor to let it do the crazy things Kamille made it do in Zeta because only his mind could trigger it, even though Judau was an even stronger Newtype than Kamille.

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* Explained as one of the problems with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]] by the time ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' rolls around. By the end of its service life, the Zeta Gundam was so customized and tailored to Kamille Bidan's specs that while Judau and later Roux are able to pilot it with some effort, they can only as much as it's base specs allow. They can't access the biosensor to let it do the crazy things Kamille made it do in Zeta because only his mind could trigger it, even though Judau was an even stronger Newtype than Kamille.Kamille and later on ''can'' make use of his own Double Zeta Gundam's biosensor.



* In [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Shadows of the Empire]], the ''Millennium Falcon'' is described as this, with Han Solo and Chewbacca having over-customized the freighter to the point where even Lando can't do proper maintenance on it because the circuitry is such a mess. Interestingly, it fits ''both'' sides of the trope; it's [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Spaceship]] to [[WhatAPieceOfJunk look at it]], but [[AceCustom one of the best ships in the galaxy]] with Han Solo flying it.

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* In [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Shadows of the Empire]], the ''Millennium Falcon'' is described as this, with Han Solo and Chewbacca having over-customized the freighter to the point where even Lando (who had heavily customized it himself before ownership changed hands) can't do proper maintenance on it because the circuitry is such a mess. Interestingly, it fits ''both'' sides of the trope; it's [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Spaceship]] to [[WhatAPieceOfJunk look at it]], but [[AceCustom one of the best ships in the galaxy]] with Han Solo flying it.
30th Nov '15 12:57:25 AM ChrisX
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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'' also has this going, as Axel Almer and Lamia Loveless hail from the Shadow-Mirror universe, and they're pretty much the last remnants of the organization, and none of them are science types, it is impossible to reverse-engineer their mechas, so pretty much only Axel can pilot the Soulgain, and only Lamia can pilot the Angelg, and meanwhile, only both of them can pilot the Vysaga. The rest will have to content with the available-for-mass-production ones like Ash Saber and Laz Angriff (in fact, the latter one became the default mech of Yuuki Jaggar). This is not a problem because not only Axel and Lamia are pretty much excellent pilots, those three robots pack serious punches in whatever it is they do (brawling, sniping and sword-fighting)
24th Oct '15 3:59:46 PM CorLeonis
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** It's also mentioned that Suzaku is the only person capable of making the Lancelot ''move'', let alone do anything else. Same with Kallen and the Guren SEITEN.
9th Aug '15 7:22:02 PM Blazer
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** In ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'', the OS of the Red Frame Astray is tailored so that only it can use the Gerbera Straight katana without blowing every servo and gear in a Mobile Suit's arm.
27th Jul '15 1:45:37 AM MechWarrior
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* Archie in ComicBook/ArchieComics sometimes plays this trope straight, sometimes pokes fun at it. For instance, in one comic, Arch said he couldn't lend the car out to Betty because he was the only one who knew how to keep her running. Oh course, when the car ''did'' break down and he couldn't figure out what the problem was, [[WrenchWench guess who figures out how to fix the jalopy...]]

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* Archie in ComicBook/ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics sometimes plays this trope straight, sometimes pokes fun at it. For instance, in one comic, Arch said he couldn't lend the car out to Betty because he was the only one who knew how to keep her running. Oh course, when the car ''did'' break down and he couldn't figure out what the problem was, [[WrenchWench guess who figures out how to fix the jalopy...]]
27th Jul '15 1:45:16 AM MechWarrior
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* LightNovel/FullMetalPanic: Sōsuke is the first person to pilot the Arbalest, an experimental Arm Slave loaded with black box technology, and is later forced to become it's designated driver since the mech's quirky AI (named Al, with an "L") became calibrated to him and can't be reset. This causes problems in "''The Second Raid''".

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* LightNovel/FullMetalPanic: In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Sōsuke is the first person to pilot the Arbalest, an experimental Arm Slave loaded with black box technology, and is later forced to become it's designated driver since the mech's quirky AI (named Al, with an "L") became calibrated to him and can't be reset. This causes problems in "''The Second Raid''".
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