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20th Nov '16 8:35:49 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' RPG assumes that characters can perform basic operations of any vehicle without needing its proficiency skill, but more complex operations do require it. Taking a ground-car down the street to a store? Yes. Getting a freighter through a pitched space battle unscathed? No.

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* The ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' RPG assumes that characters can perform the basic operations of any vehicle without needing its proficiency skill, vehicle, but more complex operations do require it.a proficiency skill for that type of vehicle. Taking a ground-car down the street to a store? Yes. Getting a freighter through a pitched space battle unscathed? No.
10th Nov '16 4:13:21 PM robertpercy
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* If you want to become a chauffeur for the European Parliament, they require you to be licenced to drive pretty much anything with wheels, including HGVs.
16th Oct '16 4:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''OperationFlashpoint'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]]. You, as the gamer, need a little training to handle vehicles like tanks and helicopters, but once you get the hang of it you can use ''any'' enemy vehicles lying around, (no matter which character you are currently controlling and no matter whether or not that ''character itself'' has any training for it). In certain missions, if you manage get your hands on an anti-aircraft ''Shilka'', it's pretty much a LightningBruiser that can single-handedly win the mission. Because of its four [[GatlingGood gatling cannons]] that can fire on full-automatic to take out '''anything''' the game throws at you - infantry, RPG soldiers, vehicles, tanks, and even helicopters, which you can catch on radar from an unbelievable distance. Some missions will stop you from mounting certain vehicles (especially helicopters) to avoid this trope.

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* ''OperationFlashpoint'' ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]]. You, as the gamer, need a little training to handle vehicles like tanks and helicopters, but once you get the hang of it you can use ''any'' enemy vehicles lying around, (no matter which character you are currently controlling and no matter whether or not that ''character itself'' has any training for it). In certain missions, if you manage get your hands on an anti-aircraft ''Shilka'', it's pretty much a LightningBruiser that can single-handedly win the mission. Because of its four [[GatlingGood gatling cannons]] that can fire on full-automatic to take out '''anything''' the game throws at you - infantry, RPG soldiers, vehicles, tanks, and even helicopters, which you can catch on radar from an unbelievable distance. Some missions will stop you from mounting certain vehicles (especially helicopters) to avoid this trope.
16th Oct '16 4:58:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''HeroSystem'' has Transport Familiarity, which has categories covering the basics of everything from riding horseback to piloting warp-driven starships. The catch is, having all the possible categories plus Combat Driving, Combat Piloting, and Riding (plus such perks as needed to be ''legally'' able to operate the relevant type of vehicle where that's not the in-game default -- in other words, ''actual'' licenses) can and will set you back quite a considerable chunk of points. Star Hero and The Ultimate Skill also expand on the basic list if the GM chooses to use the optional categories in game.

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* The ''HeroSystem'' ''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'' has Transport Familiarity, which has categories covering the basics of everything from riding horseback to piloting warp-driven starships. The catch is, having all the possible categories plus Combat Driving, Combat Piloting, and Riding (plus such perks as needed to be ''legally'' able to operate the relevant type of vehicle where that's not the in-game default -- in other words, ''actual'' licenses) can and will set you back quite a considerable chunk of points. Star Hero and The Ultimate Skill also expand on the basic list if the GM chooses to use the optional categories in game.
18th Sep '16 2:09:07 PM SteelEdge
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* In both versions of ''[[VideoGame/Persona Persona 2]]'', the protagonists are shown piloting vehicles that high school students and journalists have no business going near. [[TeamMom Maya]] in the first game takes the controls of a blimp and a boat, reasoning that [[LampshadeHanging she has a driver's licence, so she should be fine.]] [[CaptainCrash The blimp crashes (because there's no fuel), and she rams the boat into the walls several times before getting the hang of it.]] In the sequel, she manages to successfully drive a submarine. [[TheHero Tatsuya]] is better about this, and is subtly justified. Rumors become true in the game, and the rumor that Tatsuya is 'good with machines' did actually give him the power to pilot anything... despite the fact that he's not old enough to even drive a car. He pilots a MiniMecha with no troubles, and also flies the blimp better than Maya (he learned his lesson the first time around and stopped her from flying). It gets ridiculous when he hands the controls to [[TheLancer Jun]], who doesn't have any such justification, and is also a high school student. The blimp crashes anyway (again).
13th Sep '16 3:12:57 PM N8han11
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** Although played straight with Leela a few seconds later. Apparently knowing "how to drive stick" is all the knowledge you need to pilot an inter-stellar spaceship (though it might have referred to driving ''spaceships'' stick).
*** She ''can't'' parallel park though.

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** Although played straight with Leela a few seconds later. Apparently knowing "how to drive stick" is all the knowledge you need to pilot an inter-stellar spaceship (though it might have referred to driving ''spaceships'' stick).
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stick). She ''can't'' parallel park though.



* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures: After Pac fails his driver's license test, his friends boast of the many fruit-shaped vehicles he can still drive.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures: ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'': After Pac fails his driver's license test, his friends boast of the many fruit-shaped vehicles he can still drive.
2nd Sep '16 10:33:42 PM psionycx
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** [[AcePilot Poe Dameron]] in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' takes, ooh, whole seconds to figure out the controls to a TIE/SF on his first flight.

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** [[AcePilot Poe Dameron]] in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' takes, ooh, whole seconds to figure out the controls to a TIE/SF on his first flight.flight in one. He then proceeds to fly it better than First Order pilots actually trained to fly them can. Poe is fully self-aware of this trope:
-->'''Poe:''' I can fly ''anything''!
11th Aug '16 3:19:23 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the Promethean Soldiers can be seen driving human vehicles. Justified by them being advanced robots [[spoiler:who are being controlled by an advanced human-mad military AI]].

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** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the Promethean Soldiers can be seen driving human vehicles. Justified by them being advanced robots [[spoiler:who are being controlled by an advanced human-mad human-made military AI]].
11th Aug '16 3:19:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Aside from being able to drive standard military vehicles like the Warthog, Master Chief can also steal lots of alien vehicles and have a fairly easy time piloting them.
** Regular USMC grunts are also seen piloting Ghosts and the like during the games.
** In the books, this is a plot point: when hijacking a covenant vehicle, the Spartan II's find themselves instinctively able to drive the various Covenant vehicles. It's hinted that[[spoiler: the vehicles are reverse engineered from Forerunner technology. This gives some sort of justification for humans being able to drive them without training: as per ''Literature/HaloCryptum'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', humans were designated by the Forerunners to be their successors.]]

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** Aside from being able to drive standard military vehicles like the Warthog, Master Chief and the other Spartans can also steal lots of alien Covenant vehicles and have a fairly easy time piloting them.
them, though it's implied that they've actually already had a lot of training and experience doing so (especially Chief, who's already been fighting the Covenant for almost three decades by the time we play as him).
** Reversed in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', where the Arbiter can drive human vehicles despite being a member of the Covenant.
** Regular USMC Marine grunts are also seen piloting Ghosts and the like during the games.
** In This is actually lampshaded and justified in the books, this is a plot point: books; when hijacking a covenant vehicle, Covenant vehicles in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', the Spartan II's Spartan-[=II=]s find themselves instinctively able to drive the various them. Covenant vehicles. It's hinted that[[spoiler: the vehicles are reverse engineered at least partly reverse-engineered from Forerunner technology. This gives some sort technology, the latter of justification for which humans being able have a strong natural affinity with due to drive them without training: as per ''Literature/HaloCryptum'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', humans were designated by the Forerunners to be designating humanity as their successors.]]"Reclaimers". Thus why the [=IIs=] find themselves able to easily pilot what's basically an off-brand version of Forerunner tech.
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the Promethean Soldiers can be seen driving human vehicles. Justified by them being advanced robots [[spoiler:who are being controlled by an advanced human-mad military AI]].
4th Aug '16 3:13:12 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':

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** Joseph tells Jojo while flying the plane: "I've crashed three planes. Ever met someone who's done that?" A nonplussed Jojo replies [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I'm never flying with you again."]]

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** Joseph tells Jojo [=JoJo=] while flying the plane: "I've crashed three planes. Ever met someone who's done that?" A nonplussed Jojo [=JoJo=] replies [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I'm never flying with you again."]]
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