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22nd Jan '18 6:14:16 AM Synch
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*** The [[InertialDampening Inertial Dampener]] solves the problem of rapid acceleration which, depending on the speeds involved, would reduce the crew to either a fine paste or a cloud of plasma.

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*** The [[InertialDampening Inertial Dampener]] solves counteracts the problem effects of rapid ship acceleration which, depending on the speeds involved, would otherwise reduce the crew to either a fine paste or a cloud of plasma.plasma. They have a brief lag time in response to unexpected impacts, to justify the industry standard ScreenShake from weapons, etc.



*** The structural integrity field reinforces the strength of a ship's hull, since the larger ships in the show (most notably the Enterprise) are too large to hold their shape on their own under the stresses they endure.
*** The Heisenberg compensators are a bare-faced HandWave to explain away the problem of quantum uncertainty, which ought to make the transporter impossible. No explanation is given on how they work[[note]]When put to the question by ''Magazine/TimeMagazine'', Art Supervisor Michael Okuda's response was, [[MathematiciansAnswer "They work just fine, thank you."]][[/note]], it's just the writers' way of saying "Yes, we know this is an issue, but it's the future and they fixed it with this thingy."

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*** The structural integrity field reinforces the strength of a ship's hull, since the larger ships in the show (most notably the Enterprise) are too large to hold their shape on their own under the stresses they endure.
endure. (Star Trek has its own forms of [[{{Unobtainium}} super strong materials]] which also help, but the integrity field gives more wiggle room when required by the plot.)
*** The Heisenberg compensators are a bare-faced HandWave to explain away the problem of quantum uncertainty, which ought to make the transporter impossible. No explanation is given on how they work[[note]]When put to the question by ''Magazine/TimeMagazine'', Art Supervisor Michael Okuda's response was, [[MathematiciansAnswer "They work just fine, thank you."]][[/note]], it's just the writers' way of saying "Yes, we know this is an issue, violates the laws of physics, but it's the future and they fixed it with this thingy."



*** A [[TeleporterAccident transporter malfunction]] in "The Next Phase" causes Ro and Geordi to become out of phase with the world, making them invisible and intangible. There is no explanation for why they can still breathe, touch the floor and use turbolifts, or see the world around them.
*** Lampshaded when Ro considers the possibility that they're dead and in some sort of afterlife. Geordi counters by pointing how strange it is that they're still wearing their uniforms and he still has his visor, when by her logic they should be naked and (in his case) blind.

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*** A [[TeleporterAccident transporter malfunction]] in "The Next Phase" causes Ro and Geordi to become out of phase with the world, making them invisible and intangible. There is no explanation for why they can still breathe, touch the floor and use turbolifts, or see the world around them.
*** Lampshaded
them. {{Lampshaded}} when Ro considers the possibility that they're dead and in some sort of afterlife. Geordi counters by pointing how strange it is that they're still wearing their uniforms and he still has his visor, when by her logic they should be naked and (in his case) blind.
14th Sep '17 2:24:10 PM SinDustries
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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': A king manages to trap death, meaning no one can die. Which sounds great, unless you're in horrible pain from a terminal injury or illness. Hades asks our heroines to save death in order to save mankind from eternal suffering.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': A king manages to trap death, Death, meaning no one can die. Which die, which sounds great, great... unless you're in horrible pain from a terminal injury or illness. Hades asks our heroines to save death Death in order to save mankind from eternal suffering.
6th Sep '17 11:32:25 AM CosmicFerret
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** He doesn't go even half as fast as [[TheFlash some other speedsters]] so the fact that he only gets off with only windburn is somewhat justified.

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** He doesn't go even half as fast as [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash some other speedsters]] so the fact that he only gets off with only windburn is somewhat justified.
4th Sep '17 10:11:58 AM SinDustries
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** Ashidr was granted immortality by the Doctor, however, she still possesses a human brain that cannot retain her memories of her adventures spanning centuries. As a result, she refers to herself as "Me" (having long forgotten her true name) and keeps her history documented in journals.

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** Ashidr Ashildr was granted immortality by the Doctor, however, she still possesses a human brain that cannot retain her memories of her adventures spanning centuries. As a result, she refers to herself as "Me" (having long forgotten her true name) and keeps her history documented in journals.
* The Eleventh Doctor makes mention of "perception filters" several different times over the course of his tenure, this being a sort of psychic invisibility that prevents you from noticing what is generating it. The Silence also have this in their ability to make you forget them as soon as you're not looking at them, which is the show's explanation for deja vu. You walked into the room and saw the Silence, but when you stopped looking, you forgot what you even came into the room for. This posits that the Silence erase even the immediate short-term memory surrounding their presence in their target's mind and not just the subject's memory of them.
4th Sep '17 9:36:18 AM SinDustries
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*** However, the Master does eventually regenerate into a woman, so that is definitely possible.

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*** However, the Master does eventually regenerate into a woman, and as of the Xmas 2017 special, so that is definitely possible.will the Doctor.
20th Aug '17 9:19:03 PM WillBGood
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-->'''The Doctor''': Its [[AppliedPhlebotinum Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey]]

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-->'''The ---->'''The Doctor''': Its [[AppliedPhlebotinum Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey]]
20th Aug '17 12:58:34 PM dutchguy1986
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*** Several other secondary powers (both mentioned above and not) are explained by the fact that his healing isn't so much restoring damaged tissue as it is reverting it. He is a "fixed point in time"; however, if this is explained as something like hitting the refresh button every so often, then how is he able to retain memory?

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*** Several other secondary powers (both mentioned above and not) are explained by the fact that his healing isn't so much restoring damaged tissue as it is reverting it. He is a "fixed point in time"; however, if this is explained as something like hitting the refresh button every so often, then how is he able to retain his memory?
20th Aug '17 12:58:12 PM dutchguy1986
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*** Several other secondary powers (both mentioned above and not) are explained by the fact that his healing isn't so much restoring damaged tissue as it is reverting it. He is a "fixed point in time"; however, if this is explained as something like hitting the refresh button every so often, then how is able to retain memory?

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*** Several other secondary powers (both mentioned above and not) are explained by the fact that his healing isn't so much restoring damaged tissue as it is reverting it. He is a "fixed point in time"; however, if this is explained as something like hitting the refresh button every so often, then how is he able to retain memory?
20th Aug '17 12:49:33 PM dutchguy1986
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* The Creator/{{Syfy}} show ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' is built on this trope, or more precisely showing what happens when you don't have them. The title characters are shown as a drastic mutation in the human genome, but their bodies and minds have to adjust dramatically to accommodate their powers. You can read electromagnetic signals? Great, but that means you brain is now mostly a data processor, eating up the neurons used for emotional neural paths, making you severely autistic. One girl has enhanced senses. She's a neat freak because she ''can see bacteria'', CantHaveSexEver because it would overload her sense of touch/taste, and when she supercharges one of them, all other senses shut down because her brain can't handle the information. Bill can trigger his Flight-or-Fight response to become super strong, but has a HairTriggerTemper and usinghis powers is bad for his heart. Cornell Scipio has a PlayingWithFire-esque power, but only his hands are fireproof. The rest of his body can be burned, same as anyone else. Stanton Parrish is immortal, but he suffers TheFogOfAges effect because his brain isn't built to hold 200+ years worth of memories at one time. He counters this by using an Alpha who can store and retrieve the memories of others at will. Said Alpha also suffers from a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers: He has no way to distinguish between the memories he has in storage and his ''actual'' memories, making him something of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

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* The Creator/{{Syfy}} show ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' is built on this trope, or more precisely showing what happens when you don't have them. The title characters are shown as a drastic mutation in the human genome, but their bodies and minds have to adjust dramatically to accommodate their powers. You can read electromagnetic signals? Great, but that means you brain is now mostly a data processor, eating up the neurons used for emotional neural paths, making you severely autistic. One girl has enhanced senses. She's a neat freak because she ''can see bacteria'', CantHaveSexEver because it would overload her sense of touch/taste, and when she supercharges one of them, all other senses shut down because her brain can't handle the information. Bill can trigger his Flight-or-Fight response to become super strong, but has a HairTriggerTemper and usinghis using his powers is bad for his heart. Cornell Scipio has a PlayingWithFire-esque power, but only his hands are fireproof. The rest of his body can be burned, same as anyone else. Stanton Parrish is immortal, but he suffers TheFogOfAges effect because his brain isn't built to hold 200+ years worth of memories at one time. He counters this by using an Alpha who can store and retrieve the memories of others at will. Said Alpha also suffers from a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers: He has no way to distinguish between the memories he has in storage and his ''actual'' memories, making him something of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
12th Mar '17 12:49:39 AM TroperDoper
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* The Creator/{{Syfy}} show ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' is built on this trope, or more precisely showing what happens when you don't have them. The title characters are shown as a drastic mutation in the human genome, but their bodies and minds have to adjust dramatically to accommodate their powers. You can read electromagnetic signals? Great, but that means you brain is now mostly a data processor, eating up the neurons used for emotional neural paths, making you severely autistic. One girl has enhanced senses. She's a neat freak because she ''can see bacteria'', CantHaveSexEver because it would overload her sense of touch/taste, and when she supercharges one of them, all other senses shut down because her brain can't handle the information. Bill can trigger his Flight-or-Fight response to become super strong, but has a HairTriggerTemper and using his powers is bad for his heart. Cornell Scipio has a PlayingWithFire-esque power, but only his hands are fireproof. The rest of his body can be burned, same as anyone else. Stanton Parrish is immortal, but he suffers TheFogOfAges effect because his brain isn't built to hold 200+ years worth of memories at one time. He counters this by using an Alpha who can store and retrieve the memories of others at will. Said Alpha also suffers from a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers: He has no way to distinguish between the memories he has in storage and his ''actual'' memories, making him something of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

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* The Creator/{{Syfy}} show ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' is built on this trope, or more precisely showing what happens when you don't have them. The title characters are shown as a drastic mutation in the human genome, but their bodies and minds have to adjust dramatically to accommodate their powers. You can read electromagnetic signals? Great, but that means you brain is now mostly a data processor, eating up the neurons used for emotional neural paths, making you severely autistic. One girl has enhanced senses. She's a neat freak because she ''can see bacteria'', CantHaveSexEver because it would overload her sense of touch/taste, and when she supercharges one of them, all other senses shut down because her brain can't handle the information. Bill can trigger his Flight-or-Fight response to become super strong, but has a HairTriggerTemper and using his usinghis powers is bad for his heart. Cornell Scipio has a PlayingWithFire-esque power, but only his hands are fireproof. The rest of his body can be burned, same as anyone else. Stanton Parrish is immortal, but he suffers TheFogOfAges effect because his brain isn't built to hold 200+ years worth of memories at one time. He counters this by using an Alpha who can store and retrieve the memories of others at will. Said Alpha also suffers from a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers: He has no way to distinguish between the memories he has in storage and his ''actual'' memories, making him something of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.


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** Ashidr was granted immortality by the Doctor, however, she still possesses a human brain that cannot retain her memories of her adventures spanning centuries. As a result, she refers to herself as "Me" (having long forgotten her true name) and keeps her history documented in journals.
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