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16th Mar '18 6:51:56 PM rjd1922
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** A likely explanation for [[http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/02/12-year-old-magneto-man-breaks-every-computer-he-touches/ this guy]].

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** A likely explanation for [[http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/02/12-year-old-magneto-man-breaks-every-computer-he-touches/ [[http://archive.sciencentral.com/2008/02/17/magneto-boy/ this guy]].kid]].
16th Mar '18 6:49:43 PM rjd1922
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** Definitely for Jaqueline Priestman, who says she's gone through ''dozens'' of various appliances, and causes TV sets to change channels just by passing near. She was found to have ten times the usual amount of electricity in her body.

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** Definitely for Jaqueline Jacqueline Priestman, who says she's gone through ''dozens'' of various appliances, and causes TV sets to change channels just by passing near. She was found to have ten times the usual amount of electricity in her body.
6th Mar '18 10:00:04 AM Lopiny
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* In a software-leaning, more realistic version of this trope, some Let's Players can get reputations for being unable to touch a game without causing it to glitch the hell out even when they're not trying.
** ''LetsPlay/Danny2462'' is perhaps one of the most infamous, both harnessing existing glitches and bugs and stumbling upon new ones entirely in every single game played. While ''Videogame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' (his main source of videos) isn't exactly the most bug-free game, he still finds completely unknown bugs just by trying fairly normal things, and even the stable games he picks suddenly spaz out.
** ''LetsPlay/TearOfGrace'' isn't quite as bad, but he always manages to stumble onto at least one bug on everything, and if a game has even the slightest lack of polish he ''will'' end up running into it, enough that even the comments remark that his copies of each game seem especially screwy.
3rd Mar '18 9:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* A ''This is SportsCenter'' commercial plays with this, as Michael Phelps asks to use an anchor's computer and ends up shorting it out. He then wonders why that keeps happening with computers he's using, while being completely oblivious to the fact that he's dripping wet and getting the computers wet as well.

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* A ''This is SportsCenter'' Series/SportsCenter'' commercial plays with this, as Michael Phelps asks to use an anchor's computer and ends up shorting it out. He then wonders why that keeps happening with computers he's using, while being completely oblivious to the fact that he's dripping wet and getting the computers wet as well.
5th Feb '18 8:19:15 AM 32_Footsteps
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* Fino from ''ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' finds employment in an appliance store, where she is constantly frying devices. This is because her world uses {{Magitek}} instead of technology and as the Demon Lord's daughter, she's capable of blowing every fuse in an entire house. Fortunately, she learns to down her wattage after a few episodes.

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* Fino from ''ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' ''LightNovel/ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' finds employment in an appliance store, where she is constantly frying devices. This is because her world uses {{Magitek}} instead of technology and as the Demon Lord's daughter, she's capable of blowing every fuse in an entire house. Fortunately, she learns to down her wattage after a few episodes.
3rd Feb '18 3:41:49 AM jormis29
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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.

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* According to Creator/RogerMoore, the late [[{{IronyAsSheIsCast}} Desmond Llewelyn]] lateCreator/DesmondLlewelyn ([[{{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.
25th Jan '18 4:46:44 PM nombretomado
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* Fino from ''ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' finds employment in an appliance store, where she is constantly frying devices. This is because her world uses {{Main/Magitek}} instead of technology and as the Demon Lord's daughter, she's capable of blowing every fuse in an entire house. Fortunately, she learns to down her wattage after a few episodes.

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* Fino from ''ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' finds employment in an appliance store, where she is constantly frying devices. This is because her world uses {{Main/Magitek}} {{Magitek}} instead of technology and as the Demon Lord's daughter, she's capable of blowing every fuse in an entire house. Fortunately, she learns to down her wattage after a few episodes.



* Mihoko from ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', when trying to print off {{Mahjong}} tournament records from an average personal computer, somehow turned the whole of the room into a mass of wire wrapped around her body with the intent of not letting her go.

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* Mihoko from ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', when trying to print off {{Mahjong}} TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}} tournament records from an average personal computer, somehow turned the whole of the room into a mass of wire wrapped around her body with the intent of not letting her go.
7th Jan '18 3:33:20 PM AriRockefeller
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[[caption-width-right:259:Gabe shorted out an old man's pacemaker just by looking at him.]]
26th Dec '17 9:47:57 AM Pavlov
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* Fino from ''ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' finds employment in an appliance store, where she is constantly frying devices. This is because her world uses {{Main/Magitek}} instead of technology and as the Demon Lord's daughter, she's capable of blowing every fuse in an entire house. Fortunately, she learns to down her wattage after a few episodes.
26th Dec '17 9:44:36 AM Pavlov
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* Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' was once convinced to try work as a journalist. While the smashed fax machine was the result of her not noticing it was unplugged and trying PercussiveMaintenance with a giant HyperspaceMallet, the electric typing machine exploded when she ''touched'' it, and she managed to destroy a document and erase part of the database before the journalists restrained her. In a variation, she's fully capable to make Ryo wear a chastity belt with electronic lock without blowing it up.
* For Chinami Ebihara from ''Code-E'', involuntarily frying electronics [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture twenty minutes in future]] must really suck.



* Mr. Yashiro (Ren's manager) from ''Manga/SkipBeat'' is one of these. However, it only works if he has direct skin contact with the object, and said contact is for at least ten seconds. He uses this as a threat against Ren to get information out of him, holding Ren's cellphone as a hostage. Ren is later seen receiving a new cellphone from the LME president, obviously deciding the sacrifice was worth keeping the information.



* Izumiko of ''Literature/RDGRedDataGirl'' can't send a text without breaking her cell, manages to short out the power to every computer in her school's computer lab after a strange experience involving the room filling with water only she could feel, and even manages to break turnstiles and stall trains on her trip to Tokyo.



* For Chinami Ebihara from ''Code-E'', involuntarily frying electronics [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture twenty minutes in future]] must really suck.
* Kaori Makimura from ''Manga/CityHunter'' was once convinced to try work as a journalist. While the smashed fax machine was the result of her not noticing it was unplugged and trying PercussiveMaintenance with a giant HyperspaceMallet, the electric typing machine exploded when she ''touched'' it, and she managed to destroy a document and erase part of the database before the journalists restrained her. In a variation, she's fully capable to make Ryo wear a chastity belt with electronic lock without blowing it up.
* Izumiko of ''Literature/RDGRedDataGirl'' can't send a text without breaking her cell, manages to short out the power to every computer in her school's computer lab after a strange experience involving the room filling with water only she could feel, and even manages to break turnstiles and stall trains on her trip to Tokyo.

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* For Chinami Ebihara Mr. Yashiro (Ren's manager) from ''Code-E'', involuntarily frying electronics [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture twenty minutes in future]] must really suck.
* Kaori Makimura
''Manga/SkipBeat'' is one of these. However, it only works if he has direct skin contact with the object, and said contact is for at least ten seconds. He uses this as a threat against Ren to get information out of him, holding Ren's cellphone as a hostage. Ren is later seen receiving a new cellphone from ''Manga/CityHunter'' the LME president, obviously deciding the sacrifice was once convinced to try work as a journalist. While worth keeping the smashed fax machine was the result of her not noticing it was unplugged and trying PercussiveMaintenance with a giant HyperspaceMallet, the electric typing machine exploded when she ''touched'' it, and she managed to destroy a document and erase part of the database before the journalists restrained her. In a variation, she's fully capable to make Ryo wear a chastity belt with electronic lock without blowing it up.
* Izumiko of ''Literature/RDGRedDataGirl'' can't send a text without breaking her cell, manages to short out the power to every computer in her school's computer lab after a strange experience involving the room filling with water only she could feel, and even manages to break turnstiles and stall trains on her trip to Tokyo.
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