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16th Jun '18 8:32:51 PM Daefaroth
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Lucius Fox is showing Bruce the latest batsuit, Bruce is examining the gauntlets when he unexpectedly launches the blades in them across the room. Fox is quick to chastise him "Perhaps you should read the instructions first?" to which Bruce replies with a sheepish "Yeah". Doubles as a ChekovsGun, [[spoiler:when he uses it to defeat the Joker at the end]].

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Lucius Fox is showing Bruce the latest batsuit, Bruce is examining the gauntlets when he unexpectedly launches the blades in them across the room. Fox is quick to chastise him "Perhaps you should read the instructions first?" to which Bruce replies with a sheepish "Yeah". Doubles as a ChekovsGun, ChekhovsGun, [[spoiler:when he uses it to defeat the Joker at the end]].
10th Jun '18 10:30:22 AM Ninamarie124
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6th May '18 2:17:13 PM bulmabriefs144
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** Amazon sells spears. Some even are good enough quality to be used as a weapon. But there are a record number of users who wreck their weapon by using it as a javelin, even though a basic internet read on the distinction between the two tells you that while certain spears ''can'' be thrown, a only specific types are ''designed'' to be thrown, you should probably practice with a spear before throwing it against solid objects, and definitely ''shouldn't'' throw it against [[https://www.wikihow.com/Throw-a-Spear thick objects like a tree]]. Many one-star reviews say, "I threw this spear against a tree and it broke the first time."
27th Apr '18 10:37:01 AM CerotechOmega
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* In-universe example in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'': In Salmon Run, if you and your team fail to collect even one Golden Egg, Mr. Grizz will talk about how he's thinking about making the employee handbook mandatory.

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* In-universe example in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'': In Salmon Run, if you and your team fail to collect even one Golden Egg, Mr. Grizz will talk about how he's thinking about making the employee handbook mandatory. Not like Pearl isn't pushing him that way already...
-->'''Pearl''': I cook Salmonids all day, but Mr. Grizz keeps crying about eggs or whatever.\\
'''Marina''': [[{{Facepalm}} Pearl, did you even read the Grizzco training manual?]]
20th Apr '18 8:53:46 AM JackG
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. Doctor Strange sneaks into Kamar-Taj's library to peak at a TomeOfEldritchLore and a DangerousForbiddenTechnique involving the manipulation of time. After getting caught and given a WhatTheHellHero by Wong and Mordo about the [[TimeIsDangerous possible consequences]], Strange can only mutter sulkily that the book should have stated that ''before'' the instructions.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. Doctor Strange sneaks into Kamar-Taj's library to peak at a TomeOfEldritchLore and attempt a DangerousForbiddenTechnique involving the manipulation of time. After getting caught and given a WhatTheHellHero by Wong and Mordo about the [[TimeIsDangerous possible consequences]], Strange can only mutter sulkily that the book should have stated that ''before'' the instructions.
20th Apr '18 8:53:22 AM JackG
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* Inverted on ''Film/SilentRunning'': Freeman reads the manual on how to program the ''Valley Forge'''s onboard robots before working on the instructions they will need to follow in order to help him with SelfSurgery on his leg (especially because, in order to reprogram the robots, he has to solder completely new logic boards by hand).

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* Inverted on ''Film/SilentRunning'': Freeman reads the manual on how to program the ''Valley Forge'''s onboard robots before working on the instructions they will need to follow in order to help him with SelfSurgery on his leg (especially because, in order to reprogram the robots, he has to [[TechnologyMarchesOn solder completely new logic boards boards]] by hand).hand).
* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. Doctor Strange sneaks into Kamar-Taj's library to peak at a TomeOfEldritchLore and a DangerousForbiddenTechnique involving the manipulation of time. After getting caught and given a WhatTheHellHero by Wong and Mordo about the [[TimeIsDangerous possible consequences]], Strange can only mutter sulkily that the book should have stated that ''before'' the instructions.
16th Apr '18 8:43:58 AM Discar
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', spellcasters (including the magical members of the main cast) are given spellbooks when they earn their first spell which are bound to them and which update automatically with new information every time they earn a new spell. Apparently no one (except Nanase) reads them regularly, so they're always surprised when they instinctively pull out their new spells in danger. It says something that these books are such a slog that kids won't read them to learn about their awesome new magical powers.
-->'''Elliot:''' I swear this thing makes up words to pad its own length.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', spellcasters ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** Spellcasters
(including the magical members of the main cast) are given spellbooks when they earn their first spell which are bound to them and which update automatically with new information every time they earn a new spell. Apparently no one (except Nanase) reads them regularly, so they're always surprised when they instinctively pull out their new spells in danger. It says something that these books are such a slog that kids won't read them to learn about their awesome new magical powers.
-->'''Elliot:''' --->'''Elliot:''' I swear this thing makes up words to pad its own length.length.
** Susan runs into a different problem: She read the entirety of her spellbook when she first got it, but after that she was under the mistaken impression that she'd get some sort of notification when it updated, so she ignored it. She became much better about keeping up with it once she realized she needed to check it every day.
16th Apr '18 8:41:13 AM Discar
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** Sergeant Schlock (then a corporal) discovers in mid fall that he doesn't know the exact difference between a plasma rocket and a plasma cannon. Solution -- start reading the freaking manual: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010118.html "No problem we're in no hurry down here"]].



** Sergeant Schlock (then a corporal) discovers in mid fall that he doesn't know the exact difference between a plasma rocket and a plasma cannon. Solution -- start reading the freaking manual: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010118.html "No problem we're in no hurry down here"]].

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** Sergeant Schlock (then When an engineer, a corporal) discovers in mid fall doctor, and a quartermaster are trying to design field medical equipment, they run into this problem. If you skip one step, it won't cause any problems until a later step, but if you then go back and do that he step, it will cause much bigger problems that you won't notice until a later step, and then everything is too screwed up to fix. The engineer suggests emphasizing the importance of following the instructions, but the quartermaster points out that this doesn't know actually solve the exact difference between a plasma rocket and a plasma cannon. Solution -- start problem of people not reading the freaking manual: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010118.html "No problem we're in no hurry down here"]].instructions.
5th Apr '18 10:53:03 PM Baeraad555
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* The comic adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' includes one single-page story where aspiring villains are instructed to, among other things, always carefully read the manual of newly purchased super-weapons, because you don't want to be about to face a hero only to discover that batteries were not included.
29th Mar '18 6:49:48 PM Omeganian
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** Averted by Marinette, who not only was GenreSavvy enough to get her unusual fabrics in an actual ''fabric store'' but called the ''Gabriel'' designer who had been assigned to answer questions on the context to get her fabrics (cork-like leather, nylon and plastic mesh) approved, and when Agreste inspected her design and gave her some suggestions she wrote them down less she forgot them and got in trouble the next context because by then she should have known better (exactly why Agreste gave her the suggestions: to not have to tear her apart when she's more experienced). By the way she ''won'', as not only she had read the instructions but had a rather interesting design.

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** Averted by Marinette, who not only was GenreSavvy enough to get her unusual fabrics in an actual ''fabric store'' but called the ''Gabriel'' designer who had been assigned to answer questions on the context to get her fabrics (cork-like leather, (leather-like cork, nylon and plastic mesh) approved, and when Agreste inspected her design and gave her some suggestions she wrote them down less she forgot them and got in trouble the next context because by then she should have known better (exactly why Agreste gave her the suggestions: to not have to tear her apart when she's more experienced). By the way she ''won'', as not only she had read the instructions but had a rather interesting design.
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