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28th Aug '16 9:57:14 AM StClair
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* Lucca from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger.'' She invents a teleporting machine and a device to control time portals, she built a prototype battle robot, and she can repair more advanced robots from over a thousand years in the future - all despite coming from a kingdom that's still using steam-powered ships.
* [[BrutalLegend Eddie Riggs]], in an unusual example of The Engineer being the protagonist. Sure, he can fight, drive, lead armies [[spoiler:and turn into an ass-kicking demon]], but the main reason he's so valuable to the Ironheade army is his knowledge of mechanics and capacity for building stuff. He's a perfect example of how Engineers help turn the tide of battle through usage of technology. Later in the game, Mangus and Jack(the Headbanger with the hydraulic car jack of death) are examples as well.

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* Lucca from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger.'' She invents a teleporting machine teleporter and a device to control time portals, she built a prototype battle robot, and she can repair more advanced robots from over a thousand years in the future - all despite coming from a kingdom that's still using steam-powered ships.
* [[BrutalLegend Eddie Riggs]], in an unusual example of The Engineer being the protagonist. Sure, he can fight, drive, lead armies [[spoiler:and turn into an ass-kicking demon]], but the main reason he's so valuable to the Ironheade army is his knowledge of mechanics and capacity for building stuff. He's a perfect example of how Engineers help turn the tide of battle through usage of technology. Later in the game, Mangus and Jack(the Jack (the Headbanger with the hydraulic car jack of death) are examples as well.
28th Aug '16 9:54:36 AM StClair
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* ''Film/IronMan3'' makes the point that this trope is Tony Stark's superpower (and what makes him a super hero), not the PoweredArmor that he makes. He Engineers himself out of most of the film's dilemmas, usually [[BroughtDownToNormal without the armor]].

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* ''Film/IronMan3'' makes the point that this trope ''this'' is Tony Stark's superpower (and what makes him a super hero), not the and that building suits of PoweredArmor that he makes.is just one aspect. He Engineers himself out of most of the film's dilemmas, usually [[BroughtDownToNormal without the armor]].
22nd Aug '16 12:41:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Episodes of ''BandOfBrothers'' have shown the Army Corps Of Engineers helping infantry and cavalry move. Also makes it an example of TruthInTelevision.

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* Episodes of ''BandOfBrothers'' ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' have shown the Army Corps Of Engineers helping infantry and cavalry move. Also makes it an example of TruthInTelevision.



** The first and most famous example was of course Scotty from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Much like Kirk, he's become a legend even within his own universe. The character made such an impression that he's remembered through PopculturalOsmosis alongside [[PowerTrio The Big Three]] of TOS, and it's impossible to imagine the show without him, even though [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he almost wasn't a part of it at all]]. GeneRoddenberry didn't have any interest in having an engineer on the ship, and JamesDoohan (among others) had to convince him otherwise. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqedcvB8MKw In one interview]], Doohan claims that 50% of the students attending at least one university's engineering program went into the field because of Scotty.

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** The first and most famous example was of course Scotty from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Much like Kirk, he's become a legend even within his own universe. The character made such an impression that he's remembered through PopculturalOsmosis alongside [[PowerTrio The Big Three]] of TOS, and it's impossible to imagine the show without him, even though [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he almost wasn't a part of it at all]]. GeneRoddenberry didn't have any interest in having an engineer on the ship, and JamesDoohan Creator/JamesDoohan (among others) had to convince him otherwise. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqedcvB8MKw In one interview]], Doohan claims that 50% of the students attending at least one university's engineering program went into the field because of Scotty.
15th Aug '16 7:16:18 AM Nyao
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** Also, the Pyro uses a flamethrower, a traditional engineer weapon. He/she/it's (still up for debate) also the best ally of the Engineer, being extremely adept at unmasking the Spy (who can easily bring down the Engineer's building with his sapper) and disable sappers.

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** Also, the Pyro uses a flamethrower, a traditional engineer weapon. He/she/it's (still up for debate) also the best ally of the Engineer, being extremely adept at unmasking the Spy (who enemy Spies, who can easily bring down the Engineer's building with his sapper) by sapping them, and disable said sappers.
14th Aug '16 6:28:15 PM PaulA
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* Leo Graf in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Falling Free]]'': At first he wonders what he can do, as just an engineer, to save the Quaddies from their plight, but then he realizes that it ''is'' an engineering problem, and that he's just the engineer to solve it.

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* Leo Graf in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Falling Free]]'': Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/FallingFree'': At first he wonders what he can do, as just an engineer, to save the Quaddies from their plight, but then he realizes that it ''is'' an engineering problem, and that he's just the engineer to solve it.
11th Aug '16 3:51:58 PM MarkLungo
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* One of the things that gave Rome an edge was its war engineering. One of Caesar's less heard about claims to fame is his decision to ford the Rhine into Germania... by ''building a brand new bridge across it.''[[labelnote:*]]And even less commonly noted, he had it taken down again at the end of his campaign, specifically to make the point that the Romans didn't ''need'' to keep a permanent bridge around to attack again if they needed to.[[/labelnote]] Romans could also get a fully functioning fortification up and running by nightfall, though admittedly this is more akin to more modern "digging in" than a permanent fortification. In fact, the adage "all roads lead to Rome" was ''literal'' at one point in history: Caesar, when invading another country, would just have his engineers build roads from Rome to the invaded country and just drive his army there.

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* One of the things that gave Rome an edge was its war engineering. One of Caesar's less heard about claims to fame is his decision to ford the Rhine into Germania... by ''building a brand new bridge across it.''[[labelnote:*]]And ''[[note]]And even less commonly noted, he had it taken down again at the end of his campaign, specifically to make the point that the Romans didn't ''need'' to keep a permanent bridge around to attack again if they needed to.[[/labelnote]] [[/note]] Romans could also get a fully functioning fortification up and running by nightfall, though admittedly this is more akin to more modern "digging in" than a permanent fortification. In fact, the adage "all roads lead to Rome" was ''literal'' at one point in history: Caesar, when invading another country, would just have his engineers build roads from Rome to the invaded country and just drive his army there.
28th Jul '16 9:24:38 AM magmablock
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* Quite obviously, The Engineer, Dell Conagher (and both his father and grandfather, likely to be a family tradition, considering a few images seemed to imply that his father is the engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'') from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. He specifically is an example of a Combat Engineer, supplying ammo and equipment to fellow soldiers and constructing [[TheTurretMaster turrets]] and [[{{Teleportation}} teleporters]].

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* Quite obviously, The Engineer, Dell Conagher (and both his father and grandfather, likely to be a family tradition, considering a few images seemed to imply that his father is the engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'') from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. He specifically is an example a mix of a Combat and Support Engineer, supplying ammo and equipment to fellow soldiers and constructing locking down key areas with a powerful [[TheTurretMaster turrets]] sentry gun]] and helping his team keep the pressure on with health/ammo dispensers and [[{{Teleportation}} teleporters]].
15th Jun '16 5:55:19 AM GrammarNavi
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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.

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* The worker units in ''{{Starcraft}}'' fulfill the role of engineers, but it is the Terran SCVs [=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.
6th Jun '16 1:23:59 PM BNSF1995
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** Also, the Pyro uses a flamethrower, a traditional engineer weapon. He's also the best ally of the Engineer, being extremely adept at unmasking the Spy (who can easily bring down the Engineer's building with his sapper) and disable sappers.

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** Also, the Pyro uses a flamethrower, a traditional engineer weapon. He's He/she/it's (still up for debate) also the best ally of the Engineer, being extremely adept at unmasking the Spy (who can easily bring down the Engineer's building with his sapper) and disable sappers.
22nd May '16 7:13:49 PM Adeon
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* The Chief Engineer variant shows up a lot in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series since every ship has one in charge of the Engineering Department.
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