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9th Jul '17 10:44:14 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DangerUXB'' is a case of the engineer as protagonist. Lt Brian Ash is an engineering student who GotVolunteered into the command of a BombDisposal section in WorldWarTwo.

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* ''Series/DangerUXB'' is a case of the engineer as protagonist. Lt Brian Ash is an engineering student who GotVolunteered into the command of a BombDisposal section in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
10th Jun '17 11:17:37 PM JollyBoy
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* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', T3-M4, as well as Bao-dur in the sequel. Bao-Dur in the second KnightsOfTheOldRepublic is a Tech Specialist (a class unique to him). His hit points aren't great, but he gets insane bonuses to his technical stats, making him very useful for slicing, droid repair, and most anything that isn't brawling or bluff.
** Bao-Dur's most obvious indication of his skill is his artificial arm, which he fashioned himself and which connects his hand to his upper-arm using a constant stream of energy. His technical genius is also a major plot-point, as he served under the Jedi Exile ("[[InsistentTerminology The General]]") during the Mandalorian Wars where much to his regret, [[spoiler: he designed the [[EarthShatteringKaboom super-weapon]] which ravaged Malachor V, ending the war once and for all.]]
9th Jun '17 11:45:36 AM EDP
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* ''Eikou no Napoleon-Eroica'' has Antoine de Phélippeaux, who directs the repairs of the walls of Acre and the construction of an entire new set of artillery-resistant walls inside the first. Napoleon himself praises his skills-just as he curses the fact he's in Acre, as Napoleon is the one attacking the city. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Acre resists]].
1st Jun '17 4:02:36 AM Rogueharlock
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*** While his primary role in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is [[TheCaptain the captain]] Benjamin Sisko started his Starfleet career as an engineer. He serveed as Chief Engineer of the USS Okinawa before becoming that vessel's first officer. Later he helped design the Defiant class of starship and oversaw construction of the [[FlawedPrototype prototype]] which he would eventually command.
27th May '17 2:05:34 PM nombretomado
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* The "Trường Sơn trail", also known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, was considered one of the deciding factors of the VietnamWar. This supply trail, largely located in Laos was maintained by a literal army of North Vietnamese combat engineers, supplying North Vietnamese forces throughout both North and South Vietnam. They kept the supply line in operation despite it being located in some of the most remote and inhospitable territory in the world and [[TheDeterminator getting nearly constantly air-attacked and assaulted by U.S Special Forces]]. Many--including the American NSA--consider it the greatest feat of combat engineering of the 20th century.

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* The "Trường Sơn trail", also known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, was considered one of the deciding factors of the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. This supply trail, largely located in Laos was maintained by a literal army of North Vietnamese combat engineers, supplying North Vietnamese forces throughout both North and South Vietnam. They kept the supply line in operation despite it being located in some of the most remote and inhospitable territory in the world and [[TheDeterminator getting nearly constantly air-attacked and assaulted by U.S Special Forces]]. Many--including the American NSA--consider it the greatest feat of combat engineering of the 20th century.
13th May '17 4:31:09 PM nombretomado
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* The worker units in ''{{Starcraft}}'' fulfill the role of engineers, but it is the Terran [=SCVs=] that follow the trope most closely, being piloted units dedicated to construction, mining, terrain-forming, and unit repair. Science Vessels and their succeeding equivalent in the sequel are worth mentioning too, as their detection capabilities are invaluable, and their abilities are no less useful in harassing the enemy or supporting allied troops.
* In ''AlphaProtocol'', there is an Engineer class which can focus on miscellaneous benefits, including increase in hacking speed, better grenade usage, more ammo/health that can be taken from dead enemies, etc. It may not seem like much, but it adds up.

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* The worker units in ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' fulfill the role of engineers, but it is the Terran [=SCVs=] that follow the trope most closely, being piloted units dedicated to construction, mining, terrain-forming, and unit repair. Science Vessels and their succeeding equivalent in the sequel are worth mentioning too, as their detection capabilities are invaluable, and their abilities are no less useful in harassing the enemy or supporting allied troops.
* In ''AlphaProtocol'', ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', there is an Engineer class which can focus on miscellaneous benefits, including increase in hacking speed, better grenade usage, more ammo/health that can be taken from dead enemies, etc. It may not seem like much, but it adds up.
6th May '17 5:45:53 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** Even before transferring to [=DS9=], O'Brien was firmly established as ''Enterprise's'' top expert on the transporter systems, and is implied to be the lead CPO of the department. When Picard is thrown back in time to relive the events of the pilot episode in "All Good Things..." he's finds that ''Enterprise'' is having engine troubles, but the ship's chief engineer hasn't come aboard, yet. To save himself some time and hassle, he immediately puts O'Brien in charge of the engine room, despite his not yet actually being a member of the engineering staff.
15th Apr '17 8:34:39 AM AgProv
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* "Hobart's Funnies" were a complete armoured division (the 79th) of specialised armoured engineer vehicles, mainly tanks, which were crewed by the Royal Engineers and used as specialised assault vehicles to breach German defences during the Normandy assault and the break-out into France and on into Germany. The range of specialised engineer vehicles, developed by the British, were offered freely to the US Army who largely refused them for a variety of reasons. This lack was keenly felt by the Americans when they had to beseige German-held ports in Brittany and on the French coast and had to call for British armoured engineer assistance.
1st Apr '17 4:16:00 PM xanthopinna
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* Kaylee serves as this aboard ''[[{{Series/Firefly}} Serenity]]'', a ship that can barely even hold together.

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* {{Wrench Wench}} Kaylee serves as this aboard ''[[{{Series/Firefly}} Serenity]]'', a ship that can barely even hold together.
1st Apr '17 4:12:55 PM xanthopinna
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* In ''Film/{{Zulu}}'' a key plot element revolves around sleeves-rolled-up Lieutenant John Chard, Royal Engineers, having to take command in desperate circumstances by virtue of a few months seniority over snooty my-grandfather-was-a-general Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead.
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