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17th Jun '16 1:43:30 PM Willbyr
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* In the LightNovel series {{LightNovel/Campione}} this is one of the Authorities of Salvatore Doni, though a rather unusual voluntary version. For about 12 hours he can shut down modern technology over quite a large area (such as most of the island of Sardinia). This didn't make it to the anime adaption.
* Shin Seijuro from ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xr3Mm4id1R8/TlDcOraJyBI/AAAAAAAACig/DcL6xS8aFwQ/013.png?imgmax=3000 has a tendency to break any piece of technology handed to him within a minute, at the most.]] It started with him breaking a video camera by accident, which was followed up by him trying to open a GPS like a normal map. He apparently breaks the ticket machine every time he takes the train to school, and he can't even buy a can of soft drink from a vending machine without disabling it. Considering the guy is able to perform vertical push-ups ''on his index fingers'', one can make a [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength plausible guess]] about the reason. The most technologically advanced piece of equipment he is shown using in the series is a stopwatch.

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* In the LightNovel series {{LightNovel/Campione}} ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'' this is one of the Authorities of Salvatore Doni, though a rather unusual voluntary version. For about 12 hours he can shut down modern technology over quite a large area (such as most of the island of Sardinia). This didn't make it to the anime adaption.
* Shin Seijuro from ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xr3Mm4id1R8/TlDcOraJyBI/AAAAAAAACig/DcL6xS8aFwQ/013.png?imgmax=3000 has a tendency to break any piece of technology handed to him within a minute, at the most.]] It started with him breaking a video camera by accident, which was followed up by him trying to open a GPS like a normal map. He apparently breaks the ticket machine every time he takes the train to school, and he can't even buy a can of soft drink from a vending machine without disabling it. Considering the guy is able to perform vertical push-ups ''on his index fingers'', one can make a [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength plausible guess]] about the reason. The most technologically advanced piece of equipment he is shown using in the series is a stopwatch.
9th Jun '16 10:40:14 PM Gamermaster
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* Now that you mention it, Let's Player LetsPlay/{{ProtonJon}} is getting the same reputation ever since he started his Let's Play of Videogame/{{Superman64}}, in which he demonstrates as many ways as possible in one video per level of how the game can be broken, especially showing Main/{{GameBreakingBug}}s, intentionally and intentionally (on the fly, slightly Main/{{IncrediblyLamePun}} I know, he doesn't know ahead of time, is all I'm saying.)

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* Now that you mention it, Let's Player LetsPlay/{{ProtonJon}} is getting the same reputation ever since he started his Let's Play of Videogame/{{Superman64}}, in which he demonstrates as many ways as possible in one video per level of how the game can be broken, especially showing Main/{{GameBreakingBug}}s, Main/{{Game Breaking Bug}}s, intentionally and intentionally (on the fly, slightly Main/{{IncrediblyLamePun}} I know, he doesn't know ahead of time, is all I'm saying.)
3rd Jun '16 6:48:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[{{TheTransformersIDW}} IDW's Transformers comics]] bring us an Autobot named Damus, tellingly known as "Glitch" to his friends, who has this as a power. Yes, he's a robotic WalkingTechbane. Luckily for him( and his comrades) his powers only effect non-sentient machines.

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* [[{{TheTransformersIDW}} [[{{ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW}} IDW's Transformers comics]] bring us an Autobot named Damus, tellingly known as "Glitch" to his friends, who has this as a power. Yes, he's a robotic WalkingTechbane. Luckily for him( and his comrades) his powers only effect non-sentient machines.
21st Apr '16 11:18:21 PM thatmadork
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* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'''s Clockstoppers/Hollow Ones are pretty much the literal embodiment of this trope.

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* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'''s Clockstoppers/Hollow Ones are pretty much the literal embodiment of this trope. Wonders, [[ImmuneToBullets firearms]] and [[OutOfTheInferno explosives]] don't do a blasted thing against them, and at really high levels, ''any'' technology attempting to influence the Clockstopper fails completely. [[AchillesHeel This includes medical technology]], and that's a shame considering they're not superhuman or anything and a [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu good right hook will do the trick just fine]]. And then there's the matter of magic...
14th Mar '16 6:00:22 PM HumanTorch2
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* According to Creator/RogerMoore, the late [[{{IronyAsSheIsCast}} Desmond Llewelyn]] ([[{{Film/JamesBond}} Q]] from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' through ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'') was one of these and couldn't get a ''[[{{EpicFail}} pocket calculator]]'' to work if his life depended on it.
22nd Feb '16 11:18:01 AM Averagemoe
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* PhoebeAndHerUnicorn has goblins whose laughter causes every app on Phoebe's phone to crash. It also turns milk sour.

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* PhoebeAndHerUnicorn Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn has goblins whose laughter causes every app on Phoebe's phone to crash. It also turns milk sour.
22nd Feb '16 11:16:29 AM Averagemoe
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* PhoebeAndHerUnicorn has goblins whose laughter causes every app on Phoebe's phone to crash. It also turns milk sour.
9th Jan '16 8:31:01 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has a side mission revolving around Jo, who has very bad luck with machines. First she breaks the coffee machine at the cafe where she works, requiring you to find replacement parts for her. When you do, she offers to make you an iced latte as a reward, and promptly breaks the freezer and runs away because she's afraid of being fired. After finding more replacement parts for the freezer, she decides to talk to her boss... only for her cell phone to break. You have the option of letting her borrow hers, but the game also gives you the option to "keep your comm device far far away from this girl".

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has a side mission revolving around Jo, who has very bad luck with machines. First she breaks the coffee machine at the cafe where she works, requiring you to find replacement parts for her. When you do, she offers to make you an iced latte as a reward, and promptly breaks the freezer and runs away because she's afraid of being fired. After finding more replacement parts for the freezer, she decides to talk to her boss... only for her cell phone to break. You have the option of letting her borrow hers, yours, but the game also gives you the option to "keep your comm device far far away from this girl".
9th Jan '16 5:20:24 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has a side mission revolving around Jo, who has very bad luck with machines. First she breaks the coffee machine at the cafe where she works, requiring you to find replacement parts for her. When you do, she offers to make you an iced latte as a reward, and promptly breaks the freezer and runs away because she's afraid of being fired. After finding more replacement parts for the freezer, she decides to talk to her boss... only for her cell phone to break. You have the option of letting her borrow hers, but the game also gives you the option to "keep your comm device far far away from this girl".
2nd Jan '16 8:44:49 AM cyanyoshi
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** Since then Jon has also started live streaming, and in many of the games he tries, he discovers glitches, or the game simply decides to be weird and possibly game breaking that night, such as the time he thought he broke his SNES's eject button, except it fixed itself later, or the time his Rectron (NES clone console), decided to read his Videogame/{{SuperMarioBrothers3}} cartridge wrong and the game was horribly glitched, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CIBrncUxwg but he decided to play it anyway.]]

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** Since then Jon has also started live streaming, and in many of the games he tries, he discovers glitches, or the game simply decides to be weird and possibly game breaking that night, such as the time he thought he broke his SNES's eject button, except it fixed itself later, or the time his Rectron Retron (NES clone console), decided to read his Videogame/{{SuperMarioBrothers3}} Videogame/{{SuperMarioBros3}} cartridge wrong and the game was horribly glitched, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CIBrncUxwg but he decided to play it anyway.]]
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