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*** Tactical officer Malcolm Reed has fair engineering skills of his own, usually applied to building things that blow other things up.
12th Mar '18 10:50:57 PM FGHIK
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** The Engineer is better at defense than offense, though he can be played as a "Battle Engie" with the right load-out (specifically, the Gunslinger and the Frontier Justice/ the Widowmaker).
** The Demoman is also an engineer of sorts, as the resident explosives expert. He's certainly the class best suited for dislodging a well dug-in Engie.
** 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 enemy Spies, who can easily bring down the Engineer's building by sapping them, and disable said sappers. Additionally, Pyros using the stock flamethrower or Degreaser can use a compression blast fairly frequently to dislodge enemy stickybombs, reflect rockets/grenades/almost any projectile right back at an enemy, and partially nullify Übercharges by blasting the enemy away from buildings/each other, covering virtually all standard weaknesses of Engineers and their buildings.

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** The Engineer is generally better at defense than offense, though he can be played as become a more effective "Battle Engie" with the right load-out (specifically, the Gunslinger for its fast building Mini-sentry and the Frontier Justice/ the Widowmaker).
Widowmaker). Skilled engineers can still use the full sentry as a powerful offensive tool, however, as having to deal with a level 2 or 3 sentry and the rest of the team at once can break a defense.
** The Demoman is also an engineer of sorts, as the resident explosives expert. DemolitionsExpert. He's certainly one of the class best suited classes for dislodging a well dug-in Engie.
** 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 enemy Spies, who can easily bring down the Engineer's building by sapping them, and disable said sappers. Additionally, Pyros using the stock flamethrower or Degreaser can use a compression blast fairly frequently to dislodge enemy stickybombs, [[AttackReflector reflect rockets/grenades/almost any projectile right back at an enemy, enemy]], and partially nullify Übercharges Medic's [[NighInvulnerability Stock]] [[LimitBreak Ubercharges]] by blasting the enemy away from buildings/each other, covering virtually all standard weaknesses of Engineers and their buildings.buildings. On the other hand, he's also pretty poor at attacking Engineers due to his short range weapons, though he can reflect a level 3 Sentry Gun's rockets with good timing. This results in something of a TacticalRockPaperScissors of engineers countering each other.
12th Mar '18 10:38:54 PM FGHIK
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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 a mix of a Combat and Support Engineer, locking down key areas with a powerful [[TheTurretMaster sentry gun]] and helping his team keep the pressure on with health/ammo dispensers and [[{{Teleportation}} teleporters]].

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* [[CaptainObvious Quite obviously, obviously]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Engineer, 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 a mix of a Combat and Support Engineer, locking down key areas with a powerful [[TheTurretMaster sentry gun]] locking down key areas]] with a powerful SentryGun and helping his team keep the pressure on with health/ammo dispensers and [[{{Teleportation}} teleporters]].
9th Mar '18 11:39:54 PM AFP
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* The US Air Force has its Civil Engineers, generally tasked with maintaining bases, along with the airfields, buildings, and utilities which operate on those bases. Some CE units specialize as either Prime BEEF[[note]][[FunWithAcronyms Base Emergency Engineer Force]][[/note]], specializing in rapid repair to airfields and facilities in the event of an attack or disaster, and RED HORSE[[note]]Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineer[[/note]], specializing in forward deploying to establish front-line bases, often recently acquired from the enemy, or in providing deployment skills training to CE troops and other support personnel who might deploy with them.
14th Feb '18 3:25:21 AM DarkStorm
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' had the much-hated [[DemonicSpiders Malta]] Engineers, who can summon a durable gun turret unless beaten immediately. The Sky Raiders' Engineers summoned an equally-annoying force-field generator.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' had the much-hated [[DemonicSpiders Malta]] Engineers, who can summon a durable gun turret unless beaten immediately. The Sky Raiders' Engineers summoned an equally-annoying force-field generator. Players could use these powers as well, through the Devices and Traps powersets. (Devices had the gun drone; Traps had the force-field generator, as well as an acid turret, explosive drones, and a healing turret)



* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Torbjorn and Symmetra, who specializes in building machines to support their teams. Torbjorn is more of a typical turret-building engineer while Symmetra's turrets are wall-mounted lasers that are more akin to traps as well as being able to build portals that get her team to the action as quickly as possible.

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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Torbjorn and Symmetra, who specializes specialize in building machines to support their teams. Torbjorn is more of a typical turret-building engineer engineer, focusing on building one powerful turret to defend an area; while Symmetra's turrets are Symmetra can place up to six small wall-mounted lasers laser turrets that are more akin to traps as well as being (doing minimal damage but slowing down whatever they hit), and she is also able to to build portals that get her team to the action as quickly as possible.possible and a device that shields the entire team.
13th Feb '18 12:50:43 PM CountDorku
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* Minnow in ''Webcomic/ValAndIsaac'' is the engineer for Val's ship.
17th Jan '18 8:51:34 AM Piterpicher
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* ''LocksQuest'', being from a tower defense genre, also has an Engineer protagonist, along with Engineers being a core part of society. Also unlike the present examples, Lock starts out as a freshman to Engineering, over the course of the game developing bigger and better guns, walls, and traps. Though mostly working as a Support Engineer, Lock is also expected to help out in the frontlines, to collect [[PowerSource Source]] used to build more towers, pre-engage MechaMooks, and stop [[AdvancingBossOfDoom Boss]] [[EliteMooks Mooks]] from reaching your defenses and the source wells/pathways you are guarding.

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* ''LocksQuest'', ''VideoGame/LocksQuest'', being from a tower defense genre, also has an Engineer protagonist, along with Engineers being a core part of society. Also unlike the present examples, Lock starts out as a freshman to Engineering, over the course of the game developing bigger and better guns, walls, and traps. Though mostly working as a Support Engineer, Lock is also expected to help out in the frontlines, to collect [[PowerSource Source]] used to build more towers, pre-engage MechaMooks, and stop [[AdvancingBossOfDoom Boss]] [[EliteMooks Mooks]] from reaching your defenses and the source wells/pathways you are guarding.
14th Jan '18 10:22:05 PM Benbeasted
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** For 30,000 credits (or with the Starter Pack), one can buy Proxy. Her shotguns (and one submachine gun) and machine pistols (or Desert Eagle) are nothing to scoff at, and with one of the fastest movement speeds in the game, she can function as a fast-attack class. However, with 90 HP, Proxy is so GlassCannon her official profile mentions the trope by name. Her special ability is to drop proximity mines that, once they arm, produce the most powerful non-Fire Support explosion in the game when tripped.
** Fletcher is a popular pick amongst pro players thanks to his 110 HP, only slightly slower movement speed, and access to the deadly Sticky Bombs. These stickies can [[PineappleSurprise stick to enemies]] or surfaces and are remote-detonated by Fletcher manually. His severely limited range limits his viability in open spaces and along corridors, however.
** The other pro-player pick for Engineers, however, is Bushwhacker. He has 110 HP and average speed, and packs along a fast-deploying SentryGun for the ride. This, combined with his use of the game's best submachine gun, mean he can set up [[MoreDakka deadly crossfires]] on offense or defense. Even when not on the objective, he's certainly the most viable of the Engineers for pure front-line offensive power.
** The as-yet-unreleased Merc, Turtle, is an Engineer with the ability to deploy an unfolding wall to act as cover or block enemy progress.

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** For 30,000 credits (or with the Starter Pack), one can buy Proxy. Her Proxy's shotguns (and one submachine gun) and machine pistols (or Desert Eagle) are nothing to scoff at, and with one of the fastest movement speeds in the game, she can function as a fast-attack class. However, with 90 HP, Proxy is so GlassCannon her official profile mentions the trope by name. Her special ability is to drop proximity mines that, once they arm, produce the most powerful non-Fire Support explosion in the game when tripped.
** Fletcher is a popular pick amongst pro players thanks to his [[LightningBruiser 110 HP, only slightly slower movement speed, and access to the deadly Sticky Bombs. Bombs.]] These stickies can [[PineappleSurprise stick to enemies]] or surfaces and are remote-detonated by Fletcher manually. His severely limited range limits his viability in open spaces and along corridors, however.
manually.
** The other pro-player pick for Engineers, however, is Bushwhacker. He has 110 HP and average speed, and Bushwhacker packs along a fast-deploying SentryGun for the ride. This, combined with his use of the game's best submachine gun, mean he can set up [[MoreDakka deadly crossfires]] on offense or defense. Even when not on defense.
** Turtle is
the objective, he's certainly the most viable of the Engineers for pure front-line offensive power.
** The as-yet-unreleased Merc, Turtle, is an Engineer
only engineer with the a purely defensive ability to deploy an unfolding wall to act as cover or block enemy progress.he deploys a one-way shield that blocks enemy's bullets.
9th Jan '18 1:53:06 PM 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]].

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* ''Eikou no Napoleon-Eroica'' has Antoine de Phélippeaux, 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]].


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* As mentioned in Anime and Manga above, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Le_Picard_de_Ph%C3%A9lippeaux Antoine Le Picard de Phélippeaux]] is the man who stoppped Napoleon in the Campaign of Egypt purely by rebuilding Acre's fortifications. [[WorthyOpponent Napoleon himself credited him with stopping from conquering the whole Middle East]].
6th Jan '18 12:34:18 PM shawn_allen
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*** Legend has it that the only thing that was the same in the ''Enterprise's'' tech manuals and the manufacturer's originals was the line "Warranties void if evidence of tampering is discovered."
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