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17th Apr '17 3:53:44 AM Ezekiel-Baskerville
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* Cyan/Cayenne from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is terrified of (though fascinated by) machinery, though the first time you meet him he jumps into a suit of Magitek armor and (eventually) pilots it without too much problem; at one point has a great deal of difficulty ''stepping on a simple pressure switch''.

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* Cyan/Cayenne from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is terrified of (though fascinated by) machinery, though the first time you meet him he jumps into a suit of Magitek armor and (eventually) [[CrowningMomentofFunny (eventually)]] pilots it without too much problem; at one point has a great deal of difficulty ''stepping on a simple pressure switch''.
13th Apr '17 6:51:29 PM nombretomado
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* SlenderMan + electronic recording devices = [[HellIsThatNoise horrendous audio distortion]], bizarre visual glitches, and tapes and files getting irreparably corrupted. In some series, this extends to people who have spent too much time around him- for instance, in ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', footage of the exact same places from a few feet away is ''much'' more distorted when it comes from Tim's camera instead of Jay's.

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* SlenderMan [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] + electronic recording devices = [[HellIsThatNoise horrendous audio distortion]], bizarre visual glitches, and tapes and files getting irreparably corrupted. In some series, this extends to people who have spent too much time around him- for instance, in ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', footage of the exact same places from a few feet away is ''much'' more distorted when it comes from Tim's camera instead of Jay's.
10th Apr '17 5:52:47 PM nombretomado
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* Magic and technology simply don't mix, as mentioned several times in SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels. Anton, the protagonist of most of the novels, constantly has to replace mini-disc players due to them frying every time he casts a moderately-powerful spell. Other than that, he is pretty good with computers, his former position being an IT tech support guy.

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* Magic and technology simply don't mix, as mentioned several times in SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels. Anton, the protagonist of most of the novels, constantly has to replace mini-disc players due to them frying every time he casts a moderately-powerful spell. Other than that, he is pretty good with computers, his former position being an IT tech support guy.
9th Apr '17 9:25:45 AM nombretomado
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* In RogerZelazny's ''Changeling'', the main character was SwitchedAtBirth, and was originally from a magical world. Naturally, he short-circuits any technology he's around, leading his adoptive father, a scientist and inventor, to joke he has a "poltergeist". Later, when battling a technology expert, he is able to use the effect intentionally.

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* In RogerZelazny's Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Changeling'', the main character was SwitchedAtBirth, and was originally from a magical world. Naturally, he short-circuits any technology he's around, leading his adoptive father, a scientist and inventor, to joke he has a "poltergeist". Later, when battling a technology expert, he is able to use the effect intentionally.
25th Mar '17 1:02:35 AM ReikoKazama
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*** Harry also finds that magical supernatural entities [[spoiler:such as the Fae]] do NOT suffer from WalkingTechbane. He theorizes it's because humans are innately conflicted, with emotions constantly churning around inside them and affecting their magical output, while other magical entities don't have that problem. This is supported by the times in the series when tech breaks down more often around Harry when he's upset. But then you have [[spoiler:Molly]], who becomes the Winter Lady, and a result is able to use things like cell phones without incident, which disturbs Harry considerably and raises the question of how much the Techbane aversion is attributed to personality and how much to the type of power being used.

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*** Harry also finds that magical supernatural entities [[spoiler:such as the Fae]] do NOT suffer from WalkingTechbane. He theorizes it's because humans are innately conflicted, with emotions constantly churning around inside them and affecting their magical output, while other magical entities don't have that problem. This is supported by the times in the series when tech breaks down more often around Harry when he's upset. But then you have [[spoiler:Molly]], who becomes the Winter Lady, and as a result is able to use things like cell phones without incident, which disturbs Harry considerably and raises the question of how much the Techbane aversion is attributed to personality and how much to the type of power being used.
25th Mar '17 12:54:07 AM ReikoKazama
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* This overlaps with ScienceVsMagic, but a ghost character in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''SERRATED Edge'' series was told to stay away from Tannim's tapes because [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts in that 'verse has a devastating effect on electromagnetic items]]. He eventually prevented a BigBad's getaway by walking through a plane's navigation board, rendering it completely useless.

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* This overlaps with ScienceVsMagic, but a ghost character in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''SERRATED Edge'' series was told to stay away from Tannim's tapes because [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts in that 'verse has have a devastating effect on electromagnetic items]]. He eventually prevented a BigBad's getaway by walking through a plane's navigation board, rendering it completely useless.
8th Mar '17 6:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* This overlaps with ScienceVsMagic, but a ghost character in MercedesLackey's ''SERRATED Edge'' series was told to stay away from Tannim's tapes because [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts in that 'verse has a devastating effect on electromagnetic items]]. He eventually prevented a BigBad's getaway by walking through a plane's navigation board, rendering it completely useless.

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* This overlaps with ScienceVsMagic, but a ghost character in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''SERRATED Edge'' series was told to stay away from Tannim's tapes because [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts in that 'verse has a devastating effect on electromagnetic items]]. He eventually prevented a BigBad's getaway by walking through a plane's navigation board, rendering it completely useless.
11th Feb '17 8:01:20 PM Vir
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* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}'s cousin Stanley literally cause things he touch to explodes. The reason why he's with [=SpongeBob=] in the first place is because [=SpongeBob=]'s uncle is getting tired of him destroying his house.

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* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}'s cousin Stanley literally cause causes things he touch touches to explodes.explode. The reason why he's with [=SpongeBob=] in the first place is because [=SpongeBob=]'s uncle is getting tired of him destroying his house.
11th Feb '17 8:00:47 PM Vir
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* SpongeBob's cousin Stanley literally cause things he touch to explodes. The reason why he's with SpongeBob in the first place is because SpongeBob's uncle is getting tired of him destroying his house.

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* SpongeBob's WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}'s cousin Stanley literally cause things he touch to explodes. The reason why he's with SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] in the first place is because SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s uncle is getting tired of him destroying his house.



* [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] in ''WesterAnimation/GeneratorRex''. [[ExtravertedNerd Fitzy Feakins]] constantly projects a field that temporarily shutdowns any [[{{Nanomachines}} Nanite]] around him. This makes him a top priority target of [[LawEnforcementInc Providence]] as his ability would help them [[spoiler:capture the eponymous character.]]

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* [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] {{Exploited|Trope}} in ''WesterAnimation/GeneratorRex''. [[ExtravertedNerd Fitzy Feakins]] constantly projects a field that temporarily shutdowns any [[{{Nanomachines}} Nanite]] around him. This makes him a top priority target of [[LawEnforcementInc Providence]] as his ability would help them [[spoiler:capture the eponymous character.]]
11th Feb '17 7:59:34 PM Vir
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* Bartlett Finchley from ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "A Thing About Machines"
** Also his namesake, Creator/HilaireBelloc's Lord Finchley, who "tried to mend/the electric light himself," with fatal results.
* Neil from ''TheYoungOnes''. He even laments that technology is rebelling against him.
* Captain Kirk was never this in ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', but he is often {{Flanderized}} into it in humor based on the series, due to the fact that he destroyed several AIIsACrapshoot [[MasterComputer all-controlling computers]] in different episodes.

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* Bartlett Finchley from ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "A Thing About Machines"
Machines".
** Also his namesake, Creator/HilaireBelloc's Hilaire Belloc's Lord Finchley, who "tried to mend/the electric light himself," with fatal results.
* Neil from ''TheYoungOnes''.''Series/TheYoungOnes''. He even laments that technology is rebelling against him.
* Captain Kirk was never this in ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', but he is often {{Flanderized}} {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed into it in humor based on the series, due to the fact that he destroyed several AIIsACrapshoot [[MasterComputer all-controlling computers]] in different episodes.
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