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17th Nov '16 8:42:31 AM Kitch
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* In the first episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Sun and Moon'' anime, Ash is gifted a Z-Ring with the Electrium Z Z-Crystal by Guardian Deity Tapu Koko. In the second episode, Ash and Pikachu use a Z-Move with little apparent difficulty.
20th Sep '16 11:11:31 AM Snarf
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* Averted in ''Series/AlienNation''. The Newcomers were all slaves, who obviously weren't allowed any knowledge of how the Overseer ship that brought them to Earth worked. As one of the Newcomer characters noted, one wouldn't expect all of the passengers of a 747 to know how to build and fly the plane amongst themselves. The disconnect between what the Newcomers actually know and what the civilization that built the ship is capable of fuels much of the social tension between humans and Newcomers in the series.
1st Sep '16 7:57:38 PM desslok
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** Averted in the first few years of ''Doctor Who'' with the TARDIS. Part of Sydney Newman's original character brief was that he did not know how to steer his stolen timeship; however, in execution, it was a combination of "the Doctor didn't know how" and "the ship was already old"--this is why the Chameleon Circuit broke down in 1963 England. The TARDIS is also fully sentient and aware in eleven dimensions, so it always sends him where he needs to go instead of where he wants to go. The characteristic flight sound has also been revealed to be because he leaves the brake on.

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** Averted in the first few years of ''Doctor Who'' with the TARDIS.TARDIS (if by first few years, you mean the first 20 seasons or so). Part of Sydney Newman's original character brief was that he did not know how to steer his stolen timeship; however, in execution, it was a combination of "the Doctor didn't know how" and "the ship was already old"--this is why the Chameleon Circuit broke down in 1963 England. The TARDIS is also fully sentient and aware in eleven dimensions, so it always sends him where he needs to go instead of where he wants to go. The characteristic flight sound has also been revealed to be because he leaves the brake on.
9th Aug '16 1:31:33 PM KingZeal
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* Whenever Dante of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' acquires a new weapon, he instantly has intimate knowledge of how it works, no matter its complexity or peculiarity, to the point where he can use the weapon ''far'' more competently than it was even intended to be within ''seconds'' of acquiring it. In the first game, it was implied that this was because [[EmpathicWeapon the weapons were sentient]] and were guiding his actions, or communicating to him. In the third installment, Dante's proficiency with his newly acquired weapons is due to the demons slain giving him their blessings in order to use their power. In ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', Dante's character profile states that this is actually one of his specified superpowers--he can use ANY weapon, ''period'', the moment he touches it.

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* Whenever Dante of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' acquires a new weapon, he instantly has intimate knowledge of how it works, no matter its complexity or peculiarity, to the point where he can use the weapon ''far'' more competently than it was even intended to be within ''seconds'' of acquiring it. In the first game, it was implied that this was because [[EmpathicWeapon the weapons were sentient]] and were guiding his actions, or communicating to him. In the third installment, Dante's proficiency with his newly acquired weapons is due to the demons slain giving him their blessings in order to use their power. In ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', Dante's character profile states that this is actually one of his specified superpowers--he can use ANY weapon, ''period'', the moment he touches it.
9th Aug '16 1:26:50 PM storymasterb
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''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' averts this trope in the case of Gilgamesh, who has a Noble Phantasm which amounts to a HyperspaceArsenal containing the prototype versions of every legendary weapon in history. Despite this, he can't actually use any of them effectively, he never trained in swordsmanship as he was a king, not a warrior, so he resorts to firing them as a StormOfBlades. [[spoiler: Shirou points this out in their final fight in the Unlimited Blade Works route as why Gilgamesh is just about the only Servant he could hope to defeat: Gilgamesh is so dependent on winning fights with barrages of swords that as soon as he fights someone who can do the same thing but even slightly faster, he's unable to match his opponent in close combat.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' averts this trope in the case of Gilgamesh, who has a Noble Phantasm which amounts to a HyperspaceArsenal containing the prototype versions of every legendary weapon in history. Despite this, he can't actually use any of them effectively, he never trained in swordsmanship as he was a king, not a warrior, so he resorts to firing them as a StormOfBlades. [[spoiler: Shirou points this out in their final fight in the Unlimited Blade Works route as why Gilgamesh is just about the only Servant he could hope to defeat: Gilgamesh is so dependent on winning fights with barrages of swords that as soon as he fights someone who can do the same thing but even slightly faster, he's unable to match his opponent in close combat.]]
9th Aug '16 1:26:31 PM storymasterb
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''Fate/StayNight'' averts this trope in the case of Gilgamesh, who has a Noble Phantasm which amounts to a HyperspaceArsenal containing the prototype versions of every legendary weapon in history. Despite this, he can't actually use any of them effectively, he never trained in swordsmanship as he was a king, not a warrior, so he resorts to firing them as a StormOfBlades. [[spoiler: Shirou points this out in their final fight in the Unlimited Blade Works route as why Gilgamesh is just about the only Servant he could hope to defeat: Gilgamesh is so dependent on winning fights with barrages of swords that as soon as he fights someone who can do the same thing but even slightly faster, he's unable to match his opponent in close combat.]]

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''Fate/StayNight'' ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' averts this trope in the case of Gilgamesh, who has a Noble Phantasm which amounts to a HyperspaceArsenal containing the prototype versions of every legendary weapon in history. Despite this, he can't actually use any of them effectively, he never trained in swordsmanship as he was a king, not a warrior, so he resorts to firing them as a StormOfBlades. [[spoiler: Shirou points this out in their final fight in the Unlimited Blade Works route as why Gilgamesh is just about the only Servant he could hope to defeat: Gilgamesh is so dependent on winning fights with barrages of swords that as soon as he fights someone who can do the same thing but even slightly faster, he's unable to match his opponent in close combat.]]
9th Aug '16 1:26:04 PM storymasterb
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''Fate/StayNight'' averts this trope in the case of Gilgamesh, who has a Noble Phantasm which amounts to a HyperspaceArsenal containing the prototype versions of every legendary weapon in history. Despite this, he can't actually use any of them effectively, he never trained in swordsmanship as he was a king, not a warrior, so he resorts to firing them as a StormOfBlades. [[spoiler: Shirou points this out in their final fight in the Unlimited Blade Works route as why Gilgamesh is just about the only Servant he could hope to defeat: Gilgamesh is so dependent on winning fights with barrages of swords that as soon as he fights someone who can do the same thing but even slightly faster, he's unable to match his opponent in close combat.]]
8th Aug '16 8:53:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Similar to the ''Mass Effect'' example above, the Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' have lots of tech superior to that of the UNSC. Luckily for humanity, they don't seem to understand it much better than we do. In the novel ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana manages to vastly improve the performance of a Covenant cruiser by fiddling with the settings and immediately gets yelled at by the Covenant AI for "blasphemy". Yes, the Covenant deliberately shoot themselves in the foot by even making their [=AIs=] constrained by religious dogma.

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* Similar to the ''Mass Effect'' example above, example, the Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' have lots of tech superior to that of the UNSC. Luckily for humanity, they don't seem to understand it much better than we do. In the novel ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Cortana manages to vastly improve the performance of a Covenant cruiser by fiddling with the settings and immediately gets yelled at by the Covenant AI for "blasphemy". Yes, the Covenant deliberately shoot themselves in the foot by even making their [=AIs=] constrained by religious dogma.
17th Jul '16 12:40:54 PM GhostlyBrony
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', Jason has no weapons training, yet he is an expert with every weapon he finds in the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', Jason only has no weapons training, some marksmanship experience on the gun range prior to the events of the game, yet he is an expert with despite this he's able to use every weapon he finds in the game.game with little effort.
16th Jul '16 12:32:57 AM DoctorTItanX
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** Kenpachi Zaraki is the best example of subverting this trope. He owns a zanpakuto... but to him, it's just a normal sword. He makes up for the lack of zanpakuto abilities with monstrous strength and spiritual pressure. Similarly, lesser shinigami have zanpakuto without abilities, but it's implied that for most shinigami, gaining the abilities simply comes with time and effort, leading to a increase in rank and power.
** Potentially utilized in the latest arc [[spoiler: A Vandenreich member has literally stolen a bankai, and gloats on how he will kill his opponent with it. The ensuring attack is completely ineffective and he gets stomped in less than a second, and its pointed out that the attack was much less powerful than it was under its original owner.]]

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** Kenpachi Zaraki is the best example of subverting this trope. He owns a zanpakuto...Zanpakuto... but to him, it's just a normal sword. He makes up for the lack of zanpakuto Zanpakuto abilities with monstrous strength and spiritual pressure. Similarly, lesser shinigami have zanpakuto Zanpakuto without abilities, but it's implied that for most shinigami, gaining the abilities simply comes with time and effort, leading to a increase in rank and power.
** Potentially utilized in the latest arc [[spoiler: A Vandenreich member has literally stolen a bankai, Bankai, and gloats on how he will kill his opponent with it. The ensuring attack is completely ineffective and he gets stomped in less than a second, and its it's pointed out that the attack was much less powerful than it was under its original owner.]]
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