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16th Nov '17 3:25:02 PM Scorpion451
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** Many magical items have prerequisites such as being evil or worshiping a specific deity; however, they'll usually have a reduced magical effect for those that don't meet the prerequisite or that actively harm opposition instead of acting non-magical.
** [[EmpathicWeapon intelligent weapons]] usually have their own special purpose and/or limitation, so unless the wielder serves the same cause, the choices are few: lack of cooperation, constant wrestling of the wills or bargaining. It may demand encrustation and luxury scabbard or "I'll help you to beat that dragon, but then we'll have a ''big'' undead-chopping foray."


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12th Nov '17 4:17:40 PM StFan
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** Much [[Series/StargateSG1 Goa'uld]] technology requires bloodborne [[{{Unobtainium}} naquadah]] to activate, including the hand device and healing device. The most common way to get this is by hosting a Goa'uld, hence why Samantha Carter, who briefly carried a [[LaResistance Tok'ra]] in "In the Line of Duty," can use them.

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** Much [[Series/StargateSG1 Goa'uld]] technology requires bloodborne [[{{Unobtainium}} naquadah]] to activate, including the hand device and healing device. The most common way to get this is by hosting a Goa'uld, hence why Samantha Carter, who briefly carried a [[LaResistance Tok'ra]] in "In the Line of Duty," Duty", can use them.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]], the controls of the alien spaceship only respond to two pilots who are genetically linked. (How lucky that Rory's dad got dragged along on this adventure...)

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]], Spaceship]]", the controls of the alien spaceship only respond to two pilots who are genetically linked. (How lucky that Rory's dad got dragged along on this adventure...)



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', [[TheAlliance Tau]] vehicles apparently use a genescanning system to prevent hijacking, as seen when an Imperial commando tried to steal a battlesuit and got fried for it.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', [[TheAlliance Tau]] vehicles apparently use a genescanning system to prevent hijacking, as seen when an Imperial commando tried to steal a battlesuit and got fried for it.



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': There's a reason 343 Guilty Spark keeps addressing [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief Petty Officer John-117]] as "Reclaimer" in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] keyed some of the technology they left behind to only be usable by humans before they activated the Halo rings to destroy the Flood and themselves. This is to the point where in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' the Prophet of Truth is shown trying to physically force Sergeant Johnson to remotely activate the remaining Halo rings.
-->'''[=SgtMaj=]. Johnson:''' ''(while being slammed into a control panel by a Brute)'' What's the matter, can't start your own party?
** In fact, it's later received that even among humans, only ''some'' have the ability to access Forerunner tech; namely those descended from specific prehistoric humans whom the Forerunners had given inheritable ''geas'' to.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': There's a reason 343 Guilty Spark keeps addressing [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief Petty Officer John-117]] as "Reclaimer" in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] keyed some of the technology they left behind to only be usable by humans before they activated the Halo rings to destroy the Flood and themselves. This is to the point where in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Halo3'' the Prophet of Truth is shown trying to physically force Sergeant Johnson to remotely activate the remaining Halo rings.
-->'''[=SgtMaj=]. Johnson:''' ''(while ''[while being slammed into a control panel by a Brute)'' Brute]'' What's the matter, can't start your own party?
** :: In fact, it's later received that even among humans, only ''some'' have the ability to access Forerunner tech; namely those descended from specific prehistoric humans whom the Forerunners had given inheritable ''geas'' to.



* The Elements of Harmony in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' require wielders who embody their respective virtues and work together as a team. Otherwise, as shown in for example ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony]]'' when five of the [[FanNickname Mane Six]] were 'discorded', they simply don't work.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': gem technology (most obviously [[PortalNetwork Warp Pads]]) can only be activated by gems and lays dormant otherwise. It's unclear if this is a deliberate feature or [[OperatorIncompatibility accidental]], but the result is [[SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology ancient-looking high technology]] sitting around the Earth unguarded for thousands of years without any human reverse-engineering. The only exceptions are the [[MatterReplicator replicator wand]] in "Onion Trade" and the Warp Whistle that lets humans active Warp Pads in "House Guest".

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* The Elements of Harmony in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' require wielders who embody their respective virtues and work together as a team. Otherwise, as shown in for example ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony]]'' Harmony]]" when five of the [[FanNickname Mane Six]] were 'discorded', are "discorded", they simply don't work.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': gem Gem technology (most obviously [[PortalNetwork Warp Pads]]) can only be activated by gems and lays dormant otherwise. It's unclear if this is a deliberate feature or [[OperatorIncompatibility accidental]], but the result is [[SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology ancient-looking high technology]] sitting around the Earth unguarded for thousands of years without any human reverse-engineering. The only exceptions are the [[MatterReplicator replicator wand]] in "Onion Trade" and the Warp Whistle that lets humans active Warp Pads in "House Guest".
6th Jun '17 5:53:33 PM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': How to activate a Dungeon Heart: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355661 the first chapter]]:
--> The dungeon heart, while not being sentient, reacted according to its programming when it felt itself being accessed. User is intending to use my power to destroy her enemies? Check. User's blood? On the cover, coagulated but present. Check. Strong source of magical power? Oh hell yes! Check.
22nd May '17 9:05:18 PM MazeMaker
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** More recently, Fin wields one in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and sort of holds his own, to the annoyance of some fans.
11th May '17 10:53:48 PM Mithiwithi
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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother]], when his eye ends up being needed to help unlock one of the doors.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother]], when his eye ends up being needed to help unlock one of the doors.]]
11th May '17 10:52:46 PM Mithiwithi
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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother, when his eye ends up being needed to help unlock one of the doors.]]]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother, half-brother]], when his eye ends up being needed to help unlock one of the doors.]]]]]]
11th May '17 10:52:20 PM Mithiwithi
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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother.]]]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother.half-brother, when his eye ends up being needed to help unlock one of the doors.]]]]
11th May '17 10:51:36 PM Mithiwithi
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* In ''VideoGame/Xenogears'', the "Fatima Jasper" is said to be the key to the treasure of the Fatima dynasty, the [[LostTechnology Omnigear]] [[HumongousMecha Andvari]]. Rumors imply that the Fatima Jasper is a precious stone, to hide the fact that [[spoiler:it actually refers to the distinctive blue eyes (or more specifically the retinal pattern) of the Fatima royal family, needed to unlock the retinal scanners protecting the Omnigear.]] [[spoiler:This also serves as an opportunity for the story to reveal that Bartholomew Fatima's companion Sigurd is his [[LongLostRelative illegitimate half-brother.]]]]
8th Mar '17 4:01:15 AM Getta
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Supertrope to LevelLockedLoot, LoyalPhlebotinum, OnlyThePureOfHeart, and OnlyTheChosenMayWield. SisterTrope to OperatorIncompatibility. Contrast SelfGuardingPhlebotinum, which is when the item protects itself ''against'' people with a certain quality. See also PhlebotinumHandlingEquipment. If a character is the only one in the cast who meets the requirements, they might also be TheTeamBenefactor.

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Supertrope to LevelLockedLoot, LoyalPhlebotinum, OnlyThePureOfHeart, and OnlyTheChosenMayWield. to:
* LevelLockedLoot
* LoyalPhlebotinum
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield
* OnlyThePureOfHeart
* PhlebotinumHandlingEquipment

SisterTrope to OperatorIncompatibility. Contrast SelfGuardingPhlebotinum, which is when the item protects itself ''against'' people with a certain quality. See also PhlebotinumHandlingEquipment. If a character is the only one in the cast who meets the requirements, they might also be TheTeamBenefactor.
28th Feb '17 7:34:08 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': with the exception of the [[MatterReplicator replicator wand]] in "Onion Trade", gem technology (most obviously [[PortalNetwork Warp Pads]]) can only be activated by gems and lays dormant otherwise. It's unclear if this is a deliberate feature or [[OperatorIncompatibility accidental]], but the result is [[SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology ancient-looking high technology]] sitting around the Earth unguarded for thousands of years without any human reverse-engineering.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': with the exception of the [[MatterReplicator replicator wand]] in "Onion Trade", gem technology (most obviously [[PortalNetwork Warp Pads]]) can only be activated by gems and lays dormant otherwise. It's unclear if this is a deliberate feature or [[OperatorIncompatibility accidental]], but the result is [[SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology ancient-looking high technology]] sitting around the Earth unguarded for thousands of years without any human reverse-engineering. The only exceptions are the [[MatterReplicator replicator wand]] in "Onion Trade" and the Warp Whistle that lets humans active Warp Pads in "House Guest".
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