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21st May '17 12:55:34 AM AnotherGamer
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* Taken to extreme lengths in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', in which lead character Terra is basically given a 30-second lesson on how to pilot an airship by gambler/drunkard Setzer. After this, a party can be chosen, and regardless of who the lead character is in the group (and there are many possibilities), the airship can be flown with ease by anyone. This is strange, considering that a past friend of Setzer's crashed another airship and was killed, even though she was a skilled pilot as well. Particularly zany considering it's entirely possible to pilot the ship with not only a yeti, but a yeti that doesn't speak English and you have no control over in battle.

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* Taken to extreme lengths in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', in which lead character Terra is basically given a 30-second lesson on how to pilot an airship by gambler/drunkard the gambler Setzer. After this, a party can be chosen, and regardless of who the lead character is in the group (and there are many possibilities), the airship can be flown with ease by anyone. This is strange, considering that a past friend of Setzer's crashed another airship and was killed, even though she was a skilled pilot as well. Particularly zany considering it's entirely possible to pilot the ship with not only a yeti, but a yeti that who doesn't speak English and you have no control over who can't be controlled in battle.
18th May '17 10:24:56 PM rwe1138
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* Parodied in ''Film/HotFuzz'': The opening montage states that Nicholas Angel took and excelled in several courses beyond the standard police skillset, including advanced driving (cut to Angel taking a car through a controlled skid-stop)) and advanced ''cycling'' (cut to Angel taking a ''bike'' through a controlled skid-stop). [[AluminiumChristmasTrees Truer to life than you might think]]; police cycle training is basically LeParkour [[RecycledInSpace ON TWO WHEELS!]].

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* Parodied in ''Film/HotFuzz'': The opening montage states that Nicholas Angel took and excelled in several courses beyond the standard police skillset, including advanced driving (cut to Angel taking a car through a controlled skid-stop)) skid-stop) and advanced ''cycling'' (cut to Angel taking a ''bike'' through a controlled skid-stop). [[AluminiumChristmasTrees Truer to life than you might think]]; police cycle training is basically LeParkour [[RecycledInSpace ON TWO WHEELS!]].
9th Apr '17 10:28:09 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' where cadets need to be trained in different fields depending on the type of vehicle you want them to use. Driver for land vehicles, Sailor for water vehicles and Pilot for air vehicles. Although to aversion only goes so far. Once a Rock Raider is trained in one field, they can operate ''any'' vehicle in that catergory.

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* Averted in ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' ''Toys/RockRaiders'' where cadets need to be trained in different fields depending on the type of vehicle you want them to use. Driver for land vehicles, Sailor for water vehicles and Pilot for air vehicles. Although to aversion only goes so far. Once a Rock Raider is trained in one field, they can operate ''any'' vehicle in that catergory.
6th Apr '17 11:07:33 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Tuuri, who only has experience driving tractors, ends up being the one driving the crew's AwesomePersonnelCarrier, that is basically an RV with tracks. Sigrun was ''supoosed to'' know how to drive such a vehicle, but she turned out to be more of case against lying on one's resume and nobody else on the crew knows how to drive ''anything''.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Tuuri, who only has experience driving tractors, ends up being the one driving the crew's AwesomePersonnelCarrier, that is basically an RV with tracks. Sigrun was ''supoosed ''supposed to'' know how to drive such a vehicle, but she turned out to be more of case against lying on one's resume and nobody else on the crew knows how to drive ''anything''.
31st Mar '17 11:29:15 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Tuuri, who only has experience driving tractors, ends up being the one driving the crew's AwesomePersonnelCarrier, that is basically an RV with tracks. Sigrun was ''supoosed to'' know how to drive such a vehicle, but she turned out to be more of case against lying on one's resume and nobody else on the crew knows how to drive ''anything''.
24th Mar '17 7:41:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'', a {{Nintendo 64}} game made by the same developer using the same engine, in which the hero travels through time, stealing cars (if they're not locked) and using them to fight giant alien insects.

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* ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'', a {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} game made by the same developer using the same engine, in which the hero travels through time, stealing cars (if they're not locked) and using them to fight giant alien insects.
28th Feb '17 7:58:13 PM PaulA
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* In the movie ''Literature/{{Biggles}}: Adventures in Time'', Biggles (transported in time from WorldWarOne to the late twentieth century) is able to work out how to fly a helicopter after a few minutes experimentation. He even says, without apparent irony, "If you can learn to fly a Sopwith Camel, you can learn to fly anything!" (the Camel was a notoriously hard to handle aircraft, with a well deserved reputation as a pilot killer. It's not a huge stretch to claim that this would be the truth)

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* In the movie ''Literature/{{Biggles}}: Adventures in Time'', ''Film/BigglesAdventuresInTime'', Biggles (transported in time from WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to the late twentieth century) is able to work out how to fly a helicopter after a few minutes experimentation. He even says, without apparent irony, "If you can learn to fly a Sopwith Camel, you can learn to fly anything!" (the (The Camel was a notoriously hard to handle aircraft, with a well deserved reputation as a pilot killer. It's not a huge stretch to claim that this would be the truth)truth.)



* As touched upon in Film above, the ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' books are a justified example; having started out in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, spent the inter-war years in civil aviation before re-enlisting in the RAF and ''then'' going on to work for a somewhat ill-defined police aviation unit, there's not very many aircraft Biggles can't at least muddle through on. One story did establish that he wasn't Instrument Flight Rules-qualified, which was briefly a plot point, and this may or may not have remained true throughout the series.

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* As touched upon in Film above, the The ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' books are a justified example; having started out in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, spent the inter-war years in civil aviation before re-enlisting in the RAF and ''then'' going on to work for a somewhat ill-defined police aviation unit, there's not very many aircraft Biggles can't at least muddle through on. One story did establish that he wasn't Instrument Flight Rules-qualified, which was briefly a plot point, and this may or may not have remained true throughout the series.
24th Jan '17 3:36:25 PM PhantomRider
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**It also seems that no matter where you are, a transporter is a transporter. Bad guys from races who've never seen a Federation ship before seem to be able to beam anywhere from seconds of looking at the transporter console if they can manage to reach it.
21st Jan '17 11:02:18 PM Codefreak5
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''
16th Jan '17 8:03:46 AM sharpeleven
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** Also in "Film/TheForceAwakens" is [[ActionGirl Rey]], who explicitly admits to never having flown the Millenium Falcon, wastes no time decimating the much smaller and maneuverable Tie Fighters chasing them, supposedly piloted by elite First Order pilots.
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