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28th Dec '17 7:56:31 AM Cryoclaste
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* The [=TMs=] and [=HMs=] in ''{{Pokemon}}'', [=CDs=] that you stick to your Pokémon's foreheads. Somehow Pokémon can download the data off the disc like that.

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* The [=TMs=] and [=HMs=] in ''{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', [=CDs=] that you stick to your Pokémon's foreheads. Somehow Pokémon can download the data off the disc like that.
20th Dec '17 11:25:57 PM Dghcrh
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* ''InazumaEleven'' features skill manuals, items that instantly teach a character the new skill, which becomes a plot device as the rookie Raimon team keep relying on getting new GameBreaking abilities every chapter to climb up the tournament. It doesn't work by the half of the game and the heroes are finally told they need to train properly instead of spending times looking for papers.

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* ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' features skill manuals, items that instantly teach a character the new skill, which becomes a plot device as the rookie Raimon team keep relying on getting new GameBreaking abilities every chapter to climb up the tournament. It doesn't work by the half of the game and the heroes are finally told they need to train properly instead of spending times looking for papers.
9th Nov '17 3:37:21 PM FordPrefect
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* Used in ''Film/TheMatrix'', of course -- rather than spend time actually learning Kung Fu, Neo just has it uploaded directly into his brain. Voila, I know kung fu! At various other points in the series, other characters also gets instant uploads of useful skills, such as flying a helicopter, or hotwiring a motorbike. The second is gently spoofed when, before Trinity can be given the hotwiring skills, the Keymaker simply gives her the right key to turn on the bike.

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* Used in ''Film/TheMatrix'', of course -- rather than spend time actually learning Kung Fu, Neo just has it uploaded directly into his brain. Voila, I know kung fu! At various other points in the series, other characters also gets get instant uploads of useful skills, such as flying a helicopter, or hotwiring a motorbike. The second is gently spoofed when, before Trinity can be given the hotwiring skills, the Keymaker simply gives her the right key to turn on the bike.
17th Aug '17 7:57:01 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has the Bittercup, an artifact of Clavicus Vile, which will instantly give a massive boost to your top two attributes, up to the limit of 100. However, this one also come with a downside, as it will decrease your lowest two attributes by the same amount.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has the Bittercup, an artifact of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] [[DealWithTheDevil Clavicus Vile, Vile]], which will [[RareCandy instantly give a massive boost boost]] to your top two attributes, up to the limit of 100. However, this one also come with a downside, as it will decrease ''decrease'' your lowest two attributes by the same amount.
5th May '17 2:01:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TabletopGame/PokemonTabletopAdventures'' has TMs and HMs, however the "M" stands here for "Medicine" instead of machine and looks more like a syringe than a CD.
3rd May '17 9:13:29 PM PaulA
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** Naturally, these were both invented by Creator/WilliamGibson, the latter in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', the former in ''Mona Lisa Overdriv''e. The sex chip was usually implanted voluntarily (it makes earning money as a hooker less... icky) and the knowledge imparted by the memory chips vanished as soon as they were removed.
*** His choice of name for memory chips, ''micro softs'' dates the novel somewhat.

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** Naturally, these were both invented by Creator/WilliamGibson, the latter in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', the former in ''Mona Lisa Overdriv''e.''Literature/MonaLisaOverdrive''. The sex chip was usually implanted voluntarily (it makes earning money as a hooker less... icky) and the knowledge imparted by the memory chips vanished as soon as they were removed.
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removed. His choice of name for memory chips, ''micro softs'' softs'', dates the novel somewhat.
21st Apr '17 7:36:55 PM morenohijazo
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* The ''{{Diablo}}'' Franchise has many Magic and Unique items which enable the use of abilities you haven't invested skill points into, or even abilities from a different class. However, take off that piece of gear or store that charm in your chest, and you can kiss that ability goodbye.

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* The ''{{Diablo}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' Franchise has many Magic and Unique items which enable the use of abilities you haven't invested skill points into, or even abilities from a different class. However, take off that piece of gear or store that charm in your chest, and you can kiss that ability goodbye.
24th Mar '17 11:38:49 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has The Thirty-Six Lessons of Vivec, which are scattered around the world for you to read and upgrade your skills by one of the demigods.
** Morrowind, and all Elder Scrolls games since then (and possibly even before) have many, many skill-enhancing books of this sort

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has The Thirty-Six Lessons of Vivec, which are scattered around ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Skill books have been present in
the world for you to read and upgrade series since ''Morrowind''. When read, they'll increase one of your skills by one of point. They also typically contain [[InGameNovel short stories]] related to the demigods.
skill in question.
** Morrowind, and all Elder Scrolls games since then (and possibly even before) have many, many skill-enhancing books ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has the Bittercup, an artifact of Clavicus Vile, which will instantly give a massive boost to your top two attributes, up to the limit of 100. However, this sortone also come with a downside, as it will decrease your lowest two attributes by the same amount.
8th Mar '17 4:10:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MegaManZX'' you acquire new biometals.

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* In ''MegaManZX'' ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' you acquire new biometals.
28th Jan '17 10:03:42 PM gewunomox
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* ''Circuit's Edge'', the cyberpunk murder-mystery adventure based on ''Literature/WhenGravityFails'' by Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger, features a wide variety of mind-enhancing and skill-providing software directly installed in one's brain in a vein similar to fellow cyberpunk pioneer, Neuromancer.

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* ''Circuit's Edge'', the cyberpunk murder-mystery adventure based on ''Literature/WhenGravityFails'' ''[[Literature/MaridAudran When Gravity Fails]]'' by Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger, features a wide variety of mind-enhancing and skill-providing software directly installed in one's brain in a vein similar to fellow cyberpunk pioneer, Neuromancer.
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