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15th Dec '17 7:07:17 AM infernape612
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' surprisingly enough. Archers can take control of Ballistae, steering it and shooting it with perfect accuracy. It's not like it's part of the job description, being a StrategyRPG all of your units are named characters with backstories, and your Archers are simply bow wielders and nothing more. Especially strange in that Ballistician was its own unit type in earlier games.
** The first time you encounter a Ballista in ''Blazing Sword'', the group decides a good plan is to create a diversion for the Ballista to focus on, and have another unit sneak up on it and kill the pilot. Then Lyn asks resident archer if he knows how to use one, and he replies that he can probably figure it out, since it's "just a big bow". Try GIANT BOW in a carriage on wheels. He uses it with no problem, provided the enemy unit inside the ballista didn't use up all the ammo.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' the GBA ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, surprisingly enough. Archers can take control of Ballistae, steering it and shooting it them with perfect accuracy. It's not like it's part of the job description, being a StrategyRPG all of your units are named characters with backstories, and your Archers are simply bow wielders and nothing more. Especially strange in that the Ballistician was its own unit type in earlier games.
** The first time you encounter a Ballista in ''Blazing Sword'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'', the group decides a good plan is to create a diversion for the Ballista to focus on, and have another unit sneak up on it and kill the pilot. Then Lyn asks resident archer Will if he knows how to use one, and he replies that he can probably figure it out, since it's "just a big bow". Try GIANT BOW in a carriage on wheels. He uses it with no problem, provided the enemy unit inside the ballista didn't use up all the ammo.



* The player character in all of the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' games from ''X-Tension'' and beyond are capable of piloting almost anything they come across, be it a tiny scout ship or a [[MileLongShip multi-kilometer capital ship]].

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* The player character in all of the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' games from ''X-Tension'' and beyond are capable of piloting almost anything they come across, be it a tiny scout ship or a [[MileLongShip multi-kilometer capital ship]].
5th Dec '17 3:51:25 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--> '''David:''' Yes yes yes. Yes, without the "oops". (points forward) ''That'' way.\\
:: The director's cut explicitly shows Steven learning to fly the craft, or at least sitting at its controls, long before he makes the offer to fly it; his confusion with the controls stems more from [[DamnYouMuscleMemory not being used to them]] than outright ignorance.

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--> '''David:''' Yes yes yes. Yes, without the "oops". (points forward) ''That'' way.\\
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The director's cut explicitly shows Steven learning to fly the craft, or at least sitting at its controls, long before he makes the offer to fly it; his confusion with the controls stems more from [[DamnYouMuscleMemory not being used to them]] than outright ignorance.
3rd Dec '17 11:21:33 AM thatother1dude
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* Oddly justified in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', even though it never actually happens. The "riding" skill possessed by both the Rider and Saber classes gives the hero who ends up in that class the intuitive knowledge necessary to ride anything, from horses to fighter jets. Well, technically it's given a rank, but everyone who actually has it has high enough rank to ride any vehicle.
** It used in the prequel ''Fate Zero''. Saber drives Iris' BMW with professional expertise. Berserker, as an incarnation of a knight, also gets this ability, and uses it to skyjack a fighter jet.
*** Oh, and Saber fights UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat [[RuleOfCool while Riding]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a motorcycle.]]


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* The "riding" skill possessed by both the Rider and Saber classes of the ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' gives the hero who ends up in that class the intuitive knowledge necessary to ride anything, from horses to fighter jets. Well, technically it's given a rank, but everyone who actually has it has high enough rank to ride any vehicle. In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' this was an InformedAbility, but it sees actual use in later installments.
** In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Saber drives Iris' BMW and [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike a motorcycle]] with professional expertise. Berserker, as an incarnation of a knight, also gets this ability, and uses it to skyjack a fighter jet.
** In ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', Kairi puts Mordred (the red team's Saber) behind the wheel of a car he stole to get to a battle faster. She gets there quick, [[DrivesLikeCrazy but not without putting a few dents in the fender]].
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8th Oct '17 5:16:07 PM icewater
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* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Nelly says she just sat in an F1 car (also noting it was the slowest lap ever recorded). But just getting an F1 car going takes getting used to as the above-mentioned Richard Hammond out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGUZJVY-sHo&t=5m25s found out]] and this was after Hammond was prepped in a Formula Renault car (which itself he had trouble launching).
2nd Sep '17 11:24:14 AM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Despite her being a police officer, train conducting is apparently on Judy's already [[TheAce impressive list of skills]], a fact which [[SarcasticDevotee Nick]] wastes no time [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]].

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Despite her being a police officer, train conducting the ability to start and drive a subway car is apparently on Judy's already [[TheAce impressive list of skills]], skills, a fact which [[SarcasticDevotee Nick]] wastes no time [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]].
29th Aug '17 9:35:11 AM TheKaizerreich
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* In ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'', Mahoro once showed a full driving license, complete with every single type of civilian vehicle listed on it, from cars to different tonnage trucks to boats and ships, including even aircrafts.

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* In ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'', Mahoro once showed a full driving license, complete with every single type of civilian vehicle listed on it, from cars to different tonnage trucks to boats and ships, including even aircrafts. Justified since she's a military-grade RobotGirl, so she likely just had all the required skill downloaded into her.
29th Aug '17 9:31:19 AM TheKaizerreich
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** It makes perfect sense, too. These control schemes are already ingrained into the younger generations from playing video games, so the military just capitalises on a trait that's already there. Why bother creating a control scheme that everyone would have to learn tediously first when you can make it so that a real tank is steered the same way as one in a video game? It's much more intuitive.
12th Aug '17 11:17:20 AM RacattackForce
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* Donald Duck in the DisneyDucksComicUniverse has had so many jobs that he's a fully competent driver, sailor, and pilot...at least, that is, when the RuleOfFunny isn't in effect causes something to set off is HairTriggerTemper.

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* Donald Duck in the DisneyDucksComicUniverse has had so many jobs that he's a fully competent driver, sailor, and pilot...at least, that is, when the RuleOfFunny isn't in effect and causes something to set off is HairTriggerTemper.HairTriggerTemper. In fact, before the creation of Launchpad [=McQuack=] in the animated universe, Donald was the one that flew/sailed Scrooge to many of his adventure destinations.
12th Aug '17 11:13:40 AM RacattackForce
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* Donald Duck in the DisneyDucksComicUniverse has had so many jobs that he's a fully competent driver, sailor, and pilot...at least, that is, when the RuleOfFunny isn't in effect causes something to set off is HairTriggerTemper.



* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', Launchpad [=McQuack=] can intuit how to operate any flying vehicle, from planes and helicopters to alien space ships and whatever invention [[MrFixit Gyro Gearloose]] has cobbled together. But while he can ''fly'' anything (kinda), ''landing'' is another matter entirely: his personal CatchPhrase is "[[CaptainCrash If it's got wings, I can crash it.]]" Note that this ability (which carried over to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'') is pretty much Launchpad's. Darkwing himself has difficulties when in a cockpit; the only time he's flown the Thunderquack without Launchpad involve either autopilot or immediate demolition.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 both]] [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 DuckTales]] series, Launchpad [=McQuack=] can intuit how to operate any flying vehicle, from planes and helicopters to alien space ships and whatever invention [[MrFixit Gyro Gearloose]] has cobbled together. But while he can ''fly'' anything (kinda), ''landing'' is another matter entirely: his personal CatchPhrase is "[[CaptainCrash If it's got wings, I can crash it.]]" Note that this ability (which carried over to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'') is pretty much Launchpad's. Darkwing himself has difficulties when in a cockpit; the only time he's flown the Thunderquack without Launchpad involve either autopilot or immediate demolition.
23rd Jul '17 3:35:50 PM nombretomado
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** In "Let's Kill Hitler", Rory automatically knows how to drive a WW2-era motorcycle simply because "it's that sort of day".

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** In "Let's Kill Hitler", Rory automatically knows how to drive a WW2-era [=WW2=]-era motorcycle simply because "it's that sort of day".
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