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21st Jul '17 9:16:49 AM emark4
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* ''VideoGame/TitanFall2'' reveals that the Frontier Militia stole a lot of Titans from the IMC. This helps justify why both factions use the same Titan chassis types in the multiplayer matches.
8th Jul '17 4:45:07 PM nombretomado
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This trope is ubiquitous in works of naval fiction that are set in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen. This is because sailors were awarded prize money for capturing enemy ships. Captured enemy ships would often be incorporated into the captor's own navy (often under their original names, as it was considered bad luck to change the name. HMS ''Guerriere'' is a good example). See TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prize_money for more information]]. Because SpaceIsAnOcean, science fiction works will sometimes use the same concept with spaceships.

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This trope is ubiquitous in works of naval fiction that are set in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen. This is because sailors were awarded prize money for capturing enemy ships. Captured enemy ships would often be incorporated into the captor's own navy (often under their original names, as it was considered bad luck to change the name. HMS ''Guerriere'' is a good example). See TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prize_money for more information]]. Because SpaceIsAnOcean, science fiction works will sometimes use the same concept with spaceships.
13th Jun '17 10:05:58 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[WorldWarOne This week]] on ''[[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Pimp Mein Panzer]]'': Heinz, the [[SecretWeapon revolutionary new Mk I Tank]] from [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Britain]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[WorldWarOne [[caption-width-right:350:[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI This week]] on ''[[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Pimp Mein Panzer]]'': Heinz, the [[SecretWeapon revolutionary new Mk I Tank]] from [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Britain]]!]]
23rd May '17 7:35:21 PM LinTaylor
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* The protagonists in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' does this on an almost regular basis. [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Tekkadan]] is a struggling mercenary force of ChildSoldiers short on cash, so they try to salvage as much as possible from their battles. Notable examples include Gjallarhorn Lieutenant Crank's generic Graze-model Mobile Suit, and the [[SpacePirates Brewer's]] Gundam Gusion and even their flagship. And that's not even getting into how much random materiel they recover: most of the weapons and armor for Tekkadan's Gundam Barbatos are jury-rigged from battlefield scraps.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has done this several times over.
** The artbook ''MS Era'' has a picture of a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Federation GM]] painted green and marching alongside Zakus.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', the pacifist Sanc Kingdom obtains several of OZ's Taurus, paints them white, and uses them for their self-defense forces. Not long after, the space rebels White Fang capture an OZ factory, taking not only Tauruses (which they paint brick red), but the new model Virgo II.
** In the backstory of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', the Earth Alliance got the combat data needed to make their own mobile suits by having Jean Carrey, a [[DesignerBabies Coordinator]] pilot, use a GINN captured from ZAFT's forces; in order to ensure he didn't get hit with FriendlyFire, Carrey's machine was painted white.
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The protagonists in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' does this on an almost regular basis. [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Tekkadan]] is a struggling mercenary force of ChildSoldiers short on cash, so they try to salvage as much as possible from their battles. Notable examples include Gjallarhorn Lieutenant Crank's generic Graze-model Mobile Suit, and the [[SpacePirates Brewer's]] Gundam Gusion and even their flagship. And that's not even getting into how much random materiel they recover: most of the weapons and armor for Tekkadan's Gundam Barbatos are jury-rigged from battlefield scraps.
2nd Apr '17 8:35:54 AM Sagetsu
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* Technically invoked by you, the PlayerCharacter (i.e. Venom Snake) in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', where you can explicitly run through the entire game stealing supplies, weaponry, vehicles ''[[UpToEleven and even personnel]]'', using them to build your base of power and army.
31st Mar '17 11:08:32 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' allows you to do this with enemy ships, as befitting a game set in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
* The easiest way to build up a huge navy in games like ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2''? Fight enemy ships and board them instead of sinking them with cannons or ArrowsOnFire. Just remember to bring your fleets to port for resupply so you don't fight with a bunch of under-crewed ships.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' allows you to do this with enemy ships, as befitting a game set in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
WoodenShipsAndIronMen. You can then decide what you want to do with the captured ship: break it down for pieces to repair your ship, use it to lower your wanted level, or send it to join your fleet, which operates in the Atlantic.
* The easiest way to build up a huge navy in games like ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2''? Fight enemy ships and board them instead of sinking them with cannons or ArrowsOnFire. Just remember to bring your fleets to port for resupply so you don't fight with a bunch of under-crewed ships.
ships. This tends to be averted in ''The Fall of the Samurai'' DLC, where trying to board a ship will likely result in your own ship being pummelled into scrap long before you get in range.
** For that matter, in ''Empire'', ''Napoleon'', ''Rome II'', and ''Attila'', one of the ways of defeating enemy ships is coming alongside and boarding them. While you can't use captured ships in the same battle, they're yours as soon as the battle is over.
* In ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'', this is the main way of capturing [[PoweredArmor Panzerkleins]], since they're usually already used by an enemy when you see them. Panzerkleins are very difficult to destroy. Fortunately, their pilots aren't that resilient, especially if you have weapons with high penetration or FrickinLaserBeams. After you kill the pilot, you can remove the dead body from the Panzerklein and then climb inside. After the mission, any Panzerklein you're using at that moment is placed in the hangar of your base, where you can repair and rearm it for free. The only Panzerklein you can't capture is the one used by the BigBad, partly because the game ends as soon as you kill her and partly because it's actually flying, so when you kill her, the armor crashes and explodes.
31st Mar '17 10:55:48 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'', each of the three factions has commandos that can plant charges on the supports of any other faction's HumongousMecha. Then, any engineer can climb inside, instantly repair the damage, and pilot the vehicle.
31st Mar '17 10:49:45 AM ChronoLegion
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** The ships Honor captured at Hades for the mass jail break in ''In Enemy Hands'' were first turned against the Havenite force coming to recapture the system, and then later were made a group that answered only to the Protector of Grayson (called "[[PraetorianGuard The Protector's Own]]"), to avoid trouble with Grayson laws limiting the armed forces legally available to Steadholders (like Honor).

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** The ships Honor captured at Hades for the mass jail break in ''In Enemy Hands'' were first turned against the Havenite force coming to recapture the system, and then later were made a group that answered only to the Protector of Grayson (called "[[PraetorianGuard The Protector's Own]]"), to avoid trouble with Grayson laws limiting the armed forces legally available to Steadholders (like Honor). The ships themselves were initially jokingly called the Elysian Space Navy, which is how Honor triumphantly introduced them to her Manticoran superiors, causing Earl White haven to point out that it puts them in a legal pickle, as it, effectively, means that Manticoran officers are crewing ships of a foreign SpaceNavy. This is despite the fact that there is no star nation called Elysium. The name is a TakeThat to the planet they escaped from called Hades.
30th Mar '17 10:00:47 AM DeathorCake
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** In a more in-game example, the Mechanicum army list for the Horus Heresy expansion builds almost every vehicle used by the Imperium of Man, and almost every Magos and Archmagos has a plethora of custom vehicle designs. To represent this on the tabletop, the Mechanicum can take every single Imperial superheavy tank and any superheavy flyers or Flying Gargantuan Creatures from ANYWHERE in the rulebooks published by Forge World (which is an extremely extensive collection) as a Lord of War choice as long as it's appropriately modeled as a Mechanicum vehicle. Hobbyists being who they are, this soon lead to Mechanicum variants of not only regular heavy tanks, but also [[GiantFlyer Tyranid Harridans]] or the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Tau Manta]], each of which is an army on its own and can carry another two, even without the Mechanicum's fairly powerful vehicle buffs.
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