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22nd Feb '18 7:11:14 PM lvthn13
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* Electronic devices can commonly fall into this. On the one hand, you have power users who [[AceCustom customize everything they own]], often removing things they don't need/use, altering settings in sometimes arcane ways, changing keybindings, and many other things that will make it a nightmare to use for anyone but them (sometimes this is done intentionally). On the other hand, you have generally incompetent users who [[TheAllegedCar perform no maintenance]] and exert little or no control over the device, making it difficult for even an expert user to undo the mess without a complete system reset. At the extreme ends, you have devices so heavily customized that even the original user forgets much of how to use it after an extended period away from it, and devices so mucked up by clueless owners that it's simpler to format them to solve whatever problems they have.
8th Feb '18 1:37:45 PM EspyPsyche
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** This can expand even further with one gamer's PC to another. Differences in PC configurations and peripherals can cause players to lose games against players with significantly inferior skills.
27th Jan '18 7:10:16 PM LinTaylor
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* 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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* 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 its designated driver pilot since the mech's quirky AI (named Al, with an "L") became calibrated to him and can't be reset. reset because its creator committed suicide. This causes problems in "''The ''The Second Raid''". Raid'', since Al's eccentric nature (among other things) starts wearing on Sōsuke. It's later mentioned that Al simply won't ''let'' anyone else pilot the Arbalest; when Mithril tried, Al kept asking "Where's Sergeant Sagara?" and then shut down and refused to start back up when told that he wasn't around.
16th Jan '18 10:16:22 PM ThePocket
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* Mr. Regular of ''WebVideo/RegularCarReviews'' occasionally encounters a decidedly ''irregular'' car that requires special care and attention to operate properly. Footage of the owner explaining its quirks to him so he can actually drive it is often left in the main video, unedited, instead of being relegated to the usual POV video that goes up a few days later. Some notable examples:
** The Dodge Aspen, which is a shoddily built car that has aged poorly and has trouble turning over.
** The Ford Model T, which is one of the oldest cars in the world and was designed before people really knew what they were doing -- the owner spends ''over three minutes'' trying to explain everything.
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19th Dec '17 7:47:42 PM BKelly95
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* In a non-automotive example, some televisions can be like this. If a person is used to the setup of one system, using someone else's can result in a lot of trial and error to watch something. Factor in DVD players or video game systems and things get further complicated.
30th Nov '17 8:47:54 PM thatother1dude
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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 dino-crane 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. Slate is forced to get him back after discovering that his handling of his dino-crane has made it so that only he can use it properly. [[FridgeBrilliance Which makes sense since it's an animal that animal--that he tamed.]]
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.
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