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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".
21st Dec '16 11:47:27 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'': Only a member of the House of Llyr, such as Princess Eilonwy, can command the power of her "bauble" (a.k.a. the Golden Pelydryn) and use the House's magical spells.

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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'': ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'': Only a member of the House of Llyr, such as Princess Eilonwy, can command the power of her "bauble" (a.k.a. the Golden Pelydryn) and use the House's magical spells.
16th Aug '16 3:22:34 PM intastiel
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** {{Downplayed|Trope}} example: The Holy Avenger longsword is ordinarily "just" a +2 cold iron longsword. In the hands of a [[ThePaladin paladin]] it becomes a +5 holy cold iron longsword that also provides spell resistance to the wielder and anyone adjacent to them, as well as allowing them to cast ''[[StatusBuffDispel greater dispel magic]]'' once per turn.

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** {{Downplayed|Trope}} example: The Holy Avenger longsword is ordinarily "just" a +2 cold iron longsword. In the hands of a [[ThePaladin paladin]] it becomes a +5 holy cold iron powerful magic longsword that also provides spell resistance only allows Paladins to access all of its abilities. Subverted in that any character with the wielder and anyone adjacent to them, as well as allowing them to cast ''[[StatusBuffDispel greater dispel magic]]'' once per turn.right training can trick it into believing that they're a Paladin.
8th Aug '16 7:23:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** 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.
10th Jul '16 5:26:49 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'': Only a member of the House of Llyr, such as Princess Eilonwy, can command the power of her "bauble" (a.k.a. the Golden Pelydryn) and use the House's magical spells.

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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'': ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'': Only a member of the House of Llyr, such as Princess Eilonwy, can command the power of her "bauble" (a.k.a. the Golden Pelydryn) and use the House's magical spells.
1st May '16 9:41:27 PM MasterGhandalf
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* Covenant's white gold ring, which grants power over [[EntropyAndChaosMagic wild magic]] in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' has fairly finicky requirements - it only works in the hands of its rightful wielder, which is to say, Covenant himself or anyone he ''voluntarily'' gives it to. That voluntarily is important - if the ring is taken by force, given under coercion, or Covenant is possessed or otherwise ensorcelled into giving it away, it'll still have ''some'' power, but nowhere near it's full potential. As [[BigBad Lord Foul]] needs every drop he can squeeze out of it to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the Land]], this qualifier represents a significant obstacle in his schemes. ArcVillain [[EvilSorcerer Kasreyn]] from the second trilogy is more willing to push things; for him, the ring ''itself'' is what matters[[note]]Kasreyn has to insert a "flaw" in the form of a CurseEscapeClause into every spell he casts; the ring, being an alloy and the vector of a chaotic, destructive power, is inherently flawed; if Kasreyn used it as the focus of his spells, it would satisfy the requirement and allow him "to create perfect works without fear"[[/note]]; he doesn't care about getting its full power, and WordOfGod indicates that the only reason he didn't try to just chop if off Covenant's hand was fear that it might blow up or something if he did that.
14th Mar '16 11:03:44 AM StarSword
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* An {{inversion}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. When Batman goes up against Gearhead, who likes to use his {{nanomachines}} to hijack vehicles, he is forced off the road and the Batmobile is totaled. Bruce reverse-engineers one of Gearhead's nanite launchers (recovered from an ArmedBlag he pulled) in order to make his new Batmobile Gearhead-proof: it electrocutes him when he tries to take over its systems.
14th Mar '16 10:48:22 AM thatother1dude
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->''"Well, we know in other cases with their later technologies that the [[NeglectfulPrecursors Ancients]] used sensors that restricted access by detecting specific genetic markers."''

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->''"Well, we know in other cases with their later technologies that the [[NeglectfulPrecursors Ancients]] Ancients used sensors that restricted access by detecting specific genetic markers."''


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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.
5th Mar '16 6:44:13 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', each half-human, half-alien Avatar is bound to a particular person's DNA. Jake is only brought along because his twin brother died --- and the highly costly Avatar was meant for his twin brother.

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* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', each half-human, half-alien Avatar is bound to a particular person's DNA. Jake is only brought along because his twin brother died --- -- and the highly costly Avatar was meant for his twin brother.
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