Playing With: Ace Pilot
Basic Trope: A top-class pilot.
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- Straight: Bob is one of the best, if not the best, pilot in the world.
- Exaggerated: Bob's so good, his craft regularly breaks the laws of physics.
- Downplayed: Bob's better than most pilots, but still has some weaknesses.
- Bob has trained to be a pilot since he was a teenager.
- Bob has been flying longer than any other pilot in the setting, and is thus the most experienced of them all.
- Bob crashes on his first flight and dies.
- Captain Crash
- Subverted: Bob did extremely well during his training, but, in the field, turns out to be a mediocre-to-average pilot.
- Double Subverted: Bob then makes a mistake which nearly costs him his life, motivating him to train and improve his skills to the limit.
- Parodied: Bob's such an amazing pilot that his nation's military decides that he's the only pilot they need.
- Zig Zagged: Bob's piloting skills frequently alternate between awful to awesome and everything in between, so that nobody can figure out just how good he really is.
- Averted: Bob is an utterly average pilot.
- Enforced: The work includes dangerous military missions that realistically could only be accomplished by somebody with amazing piloting skills.
- Lampshaded: "Say, Bob, I heard you're going on a mission tomorrow. I wonder how many medals you'll earn this time?"
- Invoked: Bob joins the Air Force. Even if he's not an amazing pilot himself, the chances of him meeting one there is pretty high.
- Exploited: Charlie convinces Bob to join his team, knowing that having an expert like Bob around during missions will keep him safer from danger.
- Defied: Bob avoids the Air Force.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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