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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.
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.
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