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* Shougo from ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'': Despite his time on the street, he was trained in karate first rather than street brawling. When he gets into trouble in a certain fight, he instinctively falls back on his karate base, which only makes things worse.
* In ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', this is a DiscussedTrope when it comes to receiving left-handed spikes. Their rotation is opposite that of a right-handed spike, which throws people off because right-handed spikes are infinitely more common, especially at the high-school level. Even Nishinoya, arguably the best receiver among all the high-school players in the series, has to take time to adjust to it. [[spoiler:Granted, the difficulty in that case is [[UpToEleven compounded]] by the fact that the spiker in question is [[TheDreaded Ushijima]], but it's still notable given that [[TheAce Nishinoya]] is arguably on the same level (if at a completely different and incomparable position).]]

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* Shougo from ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'': Despite his time In the ''Anime/AceAttorney'' version of "Turnabout Samurai", the Steel Samurai on the street, he was trained in karate first rather than street brawling. When he gets day of the murder poses for a young fan who snuck into trouble in a certain fight, he instinctively falls back on the studio. [[spoiler:However, the Steel Samurai uses the pose of the villainous Evil Magistrate instead of his karate base, which only makes things worse.
* In ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', this is a DiscussedTrope when it comes to receiving left-handed spikes. Their rotation is opposite that of a right-handed spike, which throws people off because right-handed spikes are infinitely more common, especially at the high-school level. Even Nishinoya, arguably the best receiver among all the high-school players in the series, has to take time to adjust to it. [[spoiler:Granted, the difficulty in that case is [[UpToEleven compounded]] by the fact
pose. Phoenix realizes then that the spiker in question is [[TheDreaded Ushijima]], but it's still notable given that [[TheAce Nishinoya]] is arguably on man wearing the same level (if costume at a completely different the time was Jack Hammer, the actor for the Evil Magistrate, and incomparable position).]]not the defendant Will Powers]].
* In ''Manga/AsteroidInLove'', the plot in the seventh episode about Mai's problem in taking pictures boils down to this. She is familar in taking pictures with a smartphone. When she needs to use a camera to take pictures for the club, though, she hold it in such a way it always shakes when she presses the shutter, causing a persistant shakey cam problem.
* ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'': Kaede ends up suffering a bit of this. Due to New World Online being an immersive VR game whose time-frame dilates hours into days, when she returns from a School Break after playing the game for a week, she ends up doing things she would do in game in real life like try to pull up her shield instead of dodging a ball during gym.



* A variant where a character's muscle memory affects not himself but the audience: during the Yotsuba arc of ''Manga/DeathNote'', Higuchi habitually opens and closes Rem's Note like a Japanese book, even though the Note is Western-styled and this leaves the front cover face down. [[spoiler:This helps in concealing the cover, which would let the audience identify the Note as originally Ryuk's, until the reveal.]]
* ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'': Saber really sucks at baseball because she keeps holding and swinging the bat like a sword instead of a bat, causing it to miss the ball every time.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Near the end of the series, [[spoiler:Mustang is physically forced to perform a human transmutation and [[EquivalentExchange is struck blind in exchange for being able to do the same clapping transmutation as Ed]]. Afterwards, he complains about how awkward and unnatural it feels to transmute that way; leaving aside his new blindness, hes spent his entire life practicing [[GeometricMagic standard alchemy]] and now has to get used to things like no longer needing a transmutation circle.]]
* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'': Ledo is more used to piloting his incredibly high tech mecha, Chamber. At one point, he pilots one of the Earthling's more primitive mecha and trips up by attempting voice commands and pushing buttons as if he were still piloting Chamber.
* In ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', this is a DiscussedTrope when it comes to receiving left-handed spikes. Their rotation is opposite that of a right-handed spike, which throws people off because right-handed spikes are infinitely more common, especially at the high-school level. Even Nishinoya, arguably the best receiver among all the high-school players in the series, has to take time to adjust to it. [[spoiler:Granted, the difficulty in that case is [[UpToEleven compounded]] by the fact that the spiker in question is [[TheDreaded Ushijima]], but it's still notable given that [[TheAce Nishinoya]] is arguably on the same level (if at a completely different and incomparable position).]]
* Shougo from ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'': Despite his time on the street, he was trained in karate first rather than street brawling. When he gets into trouble in a certain fight, he instinctively falls back on his karate base, which only makes things worse.
* Todoroki from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. Because he spent so much time relying on just his ice powers, his default action when in battle is to use it primarily. It tends to work for him most of the time, but when he encounters opponents who can counter his ice, he tends to struggle since he isn't as used to relying on his fire side until recently.



* In the ''Anime/AceAttorney'' version of "Turnabout Samurai", the Steel Samurai on the day of the murder poses for a young fan who snuck into the studio. [[spoiler:However, the Steel Samurai uses the pose of the villainous Evil Magistrate instead of his pose. Phoenix realizes then that the man wearing the costume at the time was Jack Hammer, the actor for the Evil Magistrate, and not the defendant Will Powers]].



* A variant where a character's muscle memory affects not himself but the audience: during the Yotsuba arc of ''Manga/DeathNote'', Higuchi habitually opens and closes Rem's Note like a Japanese book, even though the Note is Western-styled and this leaves the front cover face down. [[spoiler:This helps in concealing the cover, which would let the audience identify the Note as originally Ryuk's, until the reveal.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Near the end of the series, [[spoiler:Mustang is physically forced to perform a human transmutation and [[EquivalentExchange is struck blind in exchange for being able to do the same clapping transmutation as Ed]]. Afterwards, he complains about how awkward and unnatural it feels to transmute that way; leaving aside his new blindness, hes spent his entire life practicing [[GeometricMagic standard alchemy]] and now has to get used to things like no longer needing a transmutation circle.]]
* ''LightNovel/BofuriIDontWantToGetHurtSoIllMaxOutMyDefense'': Kaede ends up suffering a bit of this. Due to New World Online being an immersive VR game whose time-frame dilates hours into days, when she returns from a School Break after playing the game for a week, she ends up doing things she would do in game in real life like try to pull up her shield instead of dodging a ball during gym.
* ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'': Saber really sucks at baseball because she keeps holding and swinging the bat like a sword instead of a bat, causing it to miss the ball every time.
* Todoroki from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. Because he spent so much time relying on just his ice powers, his default action when in battle is to use it primarily. It tends to work for him most of the time, but when he encounters opponents who can counter his ice, he tends to struggle since he isn't as used to relying on his fire side until recently.
* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'': Ledo is more used to piloting his incredibly high tech mecha, Chamber. At one point, he pilots one of the Earthling's more primitive mecha and trips up by attempting voice commands and pushing buttons as if he were still piloting Chamber.
* In ''Manga/AsteroidInLove'', the plot in the seventh episode about Mai's problem in taking pictures boils down to this. She is familar in taking pictures with a smartphone. When she needs to use a camera to take pictures for the club, though, she hold it in such a way it always shakes when she presses the shutter, causing a persistant shakey cam problem.



* In ''ComicBook/DanceClass'', the three leads sometime suffer this when not practing in dance class by sometimes they do their ballet moves without realizing it since as during working on a writing on a whiteboard or just milling around with nothing to do.
* In ''Comicbook/MarvelAdventures Spider-Man'' #34, Peter Parker is [[AccidentalAthlete accidentally recruited]] as a shortshop for his high school baseball team after he's seen using his super-powers to deftly catch and return a wayward ball. Team pitcher Flash Thomson is enraged because [[DrugsAreBad he suspects Parker's skills are due to illegal drugs]], while the Green Goblin wants to eliminate Parker so his son's rival team can win instead. But, Peter's skills are so accidental he can't mess up his game even when ''tries'' to. Peter deduces that his battles with super-villains have honed his reflexes so much that he can't help but react to the ball.



* In ''Comicbook/MarvelAdventures Spider-Man'' #34, Peter Parker is [[AccidentalAthlete accidentally recruited]] as a shortshop for his high school baseball team after he's seen using his super-powers to deftly catch and return a wayward ball. Team pitcher Flash Thomson is enraged because [[DrugsAreBad he suspects Parker's skills are due to illegal drugs]], while the Green Goblin wants to eliminate Parker so his son's rival team can win instead. But, Peter's skills are so accidental he can't mess up his game even when ''tries'' to. Peter deduces that his battles with super-villains have honed his reflexes so much that he can't help but react to the ball.
* In ''ComicBook/DanceClass'', the three leads sometime suffer this when not practing in dance class by sometimes they do their ballet moves without realizing it since as during working on a writing on a whiteboard or just milling around with nothing to do.



* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', right after Nick Fury uses an RPG to take out the Quinjet carrying the nuke that the WSC ordered against New York, a second jet takes off from a different catapult. Without thinking about it, he whips out his sidearm before realizing the bullets would do as much damage as a spitball from the distance.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' the Winter Soldier is able to effortlessly catch and later briefly fight with Captain America's shield. The way the Winter Soldier handles the shield is 100% muscle memory, whether he realizes it or not. The Winter Soldier is probably accustomed to encountering weapons that he can use, with no memory of learning how to use them [[spoiler:because his memory is repeatedly wiped]], so he does not appear to question his ability to use it. However, the shield isn't the sort of weapon the Winter Soldier would have been trained to use, and it isn't the sort of weapon anyone, even a well-trained fighter, would be able to just pick up and use naturally. There was no moment where he went, "What the hell is this thing and how do I use it?" He picks it up and uses it as naturally as any other weapon in his arsenal. That level of familiarity takes practice, practice he got as [[spoiler:Bucky Barnes, training with Steve Rogers and the other Commandos]].
** In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', when Thor is attacked by the scavengers of Sakaar, he instinctively tries to call Mjölnir to his hand, forgetting that Hela had already destroyed the hammer.



* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Lt. Hicox gets caught by the Germans in the bar because he orders three Scotches using his index, middle and ring fingers - like a Brit - instead of his thumb, index and middle fingers - like a German.

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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Lt. Hicox gets caught by the Germans in the bar because he orders three Scotches using his index, middle and ring fingers - -- like a Brit - -- instead of his thumb, index and middle fingers - -- like a German.



* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', right after Nick Fury uses an RPG to take out the Quinjet carrying the nuke that the WSC ordered against New York, a second jet takes off from a different catapult. Without thinking about it, he whips out his sidearm before realizing the bullets would do as much damage as a spitball from the distance.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' the Winter Soldier is able to effortlessly catch and later briefly fight with Captain America's shield. The way the Winter Soldier handles the shield is 100% muscle memory, whether he realizes it or not. The Winter Soldier is probably accustomed to encountering weapons that he can use, with no memory of learning how to use them [[spoiler:because his memory is repeatedly wiped]], so he does not appear to question his ability to use it. However, the shield isn't the sort of weapon the Winter Soldier would have been trained to use, and it isn't the sort of weapon anyone, even a well-trained fighter, would be able to just pick up and use naturally. There was no moment where he went, "What the hell is this thing and how do I use it?" He picks it up and uses it as naturally as any other weapon in his arsenal. That level of familiarity takes practice, practice he got as [[spoiler:Bucky Barnes, training with Steve Rogers and the other Commandos]].
** In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', when Thor is attacked by the scavengers of Sakaar, he instinctively tries to call Mjölnir to his hand, forgetting that Hela had already destroyed the hammer.



* In one of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short stories, a spy who claims to be American is caught when he unthinkingly puts an accent mark on the 'e' in "Québec".
* In the ''Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse'', the basic controls for movement and weaponry for [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]] are the nigh-universal twin joysticks, twin pedals, and a BrainComputerInterface helmet for gyroscope balance. However, secondary systems like fire suppression, actuator calibration, and communications will vary heavily between manufacturers and even different variants of the same mech model. When Grayson Carlyle steals an enemy mech in ''Mercenary's Star'', he can't find the loudspeaker button as a friendly mercenary is turning to fire a lethal FireBreathingWeapon at the "enemy" contact approaching him. Grayson elects to yank on the EjectionSeat lever to jettison the canopy and start screaming and waving his hands at the friendly.
* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheDungeon'': Alex nearly kills his sister when she slaps him; after a year of fighting in the Dungeon, his reflexes are uncompromising. Thankfully, he stops himself just in time.



* In the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Future Sight'' spectral murderer Dinne-il-Vec is beaten by Radha due to this. His strategy of blinking in and out of existence and [[DeathOfAThousandCuts heckling her with shallow cuts]], rather than simply offing her with a decisive blow when given the opportunity ends up being his undoing.



* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', soldiers fighting Zack find it difficult to stop aiming for center of mass even after they learn that only headshots work.



* In the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Future Sight'' spectral murderer Dinne-il-Vec is beaten by Radha due to this. His strategy of blinking in and out of existence and [[DeathOfAThousandCuts heckling her with shallow cuts]], rather than simply offing her with a decisive blow when given the opportunity ends up being his undoing.



* In the ''Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse'', the basic controls for movement and weaponry for [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]] are the nigh-universal twin joysticks, twin pedals, and a BrainComputerInterface helmet for gyroscope balance. However, secondary systems like fire suppression, actuator calibration, and communications will vary heavily between manufacturers and even different variants of the same mech model. When Grayson Carlyle steals an enemy mech in ''Mercenary's Star'', he can't find the loudspeaker button as a friendly mercenary is turning to fire a lethal FireBreathingWeapon at the "enemy" contact approaching him. Grayson elects to yank on the EjectionSeat lever to jettison the canopy and start screaming and waving his hands at the friendly.



* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheDungeon'': Alex nearly kills his sister when she slaps him; after a year of fighting in the Dungeon, his reflexes are uncompromising. Thankfully, he stops himself just in time.
* In one of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short stories, a spy who claims to be American is caught when he unthinkingly puts an accent mark on the 'e' in "Québec".

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* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheDungeon'': Alex nearly kills his sister when she slaps him; after a year of In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', soldiers fighting in the Dungeon, his reflexes are uncompromising. Thankfully, he stops himself just in time.
* In one
Zack find it difficult to stop aiming for center of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short stories, a spy who claims to be American is caught when he unthinkingly puts an accent mark on the 'e' in "Québec".mass even after they learn that only headshots work.



* An episode of ''The Sketch Show'' featured an office worker switching from a typewriter to a computer for the first time, then pushing the monitor off the desk as if she were still typing on a typewriter.

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* An episode In Season 25 of ''The Sketch Show'' featured an office worker switching from a typewriter to a computer for ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Nici struggled with the first time, then pushing marching task at Buckingham Palace because she was doing it the monitor off way she was taught in the desk as if Air Force. The task judge even told her he could tell she were still typing on a typewriter.had military training because she was doing everything but the turn right.



* In an episode of the UK version of ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}'' the group was tasked with finding sedans that would handle racing as well as work as a normal car. James May chose one that had a dog leg gear shift. This meant that that instead of away and up for the first gear, it is away and down. Every time he would try to go into first gear, he'd be throwing it into reverse and run into who ever was behind him.
** This also happens anytime an American (even if they know how to [[DrivingStick Drive Stick]]) or a German comes on the show; based on the above example, in left-hand drive a (non-dogleg) first gear is *toward you* and up.
** During the "Race to the North" Richard Hammond got to ride the Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle and spent the early part of the race constantly mixing up the brake and the gear lever which were reversed compared to the more modern bikes he was used to. So every time he wanted to change gear he ended up stopping.
* In season 25 of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Nici struggled with the marching task at Buckingham Palace because she was doing it the way she was taught in the Air Force. The task judge even told her he could tell she had military training because she was doing everything but the turn right.

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* In an episode of the UK version of ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}'' the group was tasked with finding sedans that would handle racing as well as work as a normal car. James May chose one that had a dog leg gear shift. This meant that that instead of away and up for the first gear, it is away and down. Every time he would try to go into first gear, he'd be throwing it into reverse and run into who ever was behind him.
** This also happens anytime an American (even if they know how to [[DrivingStick Drive Stick]]) or a German comes on the show; based on the above example, in left-hand drive a (non-dogleg) first gear is *toward you* and up.
** During the "Race to the North" Richard Hammond got to ride the Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle and spent the early part of the race constantly mixing up the brake and the gear lever which were reversed compared to the more modern bikes he was used to. So every time he wanted to
''Series/Elseworlds2018'': A change gear he ended up stopping.
* In season 25 of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Nici struggled with
in reality leads to Oliver Queen and Barry Allen switching lives, so Oliver has the marching task at Buckingham Palace because she was doing it the way she was taught in the Air Force. The task judge even told her he could tell she had military training because she was doing everything but the turn right.Flash's powers and costume. When fighting some thugs, Oliver instinctively reaches for his nonexistent bow and arrows.



* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Olivia mentions a particularly nasty case of this where a sleep-deprived cop accidentally AteHisGun; he woke up having an asthma attack, but in his sleep deprived state, mixed up the actions for the inhaler with the reflex to grab his gun, and ended up sticking the gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger.
* Implied in the ''Daredevils!!'' of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. Shawn was hired by the son of a daredevil to keep his dad safe after a stunt went wrong due to sabotage [[spoiler: However, it turns out the daredevil, Dutch the Clutch, himself did it. Being terminally ill, he took out a unique life insurance policy that would grant his family over a million dollars if he died during a stunt and with six months left, he began attempting to sabotage his stunts.]] However, the joke of him being "unkillable" comes into play in that his daredevil instincts kick in to minimize the damage onto himself, allowing him to survive. [[spoiler: The climax has Shawn confront him before Dutch would do his final stunt, one that almost certainly would've killed him. He undoes the sabotage to his motorcycle when Shawn points out that his family would rather have six more months with him than the million dollars. Dutch proceeds to do the stunt as normal.]]
* An episode of ''The Sketch Show'' featured an office worker switching from a typewriter to a computer for the first time, then pushing the monitor off the desk as if she were still typing on a typewriter.



* Implied in the ''Daredevils!!'' of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. Shawn was hired by the son of a daredevil to keep his dad safe after a stunt went wrong due to sabotage [[spoiler: However, it turns out the daredevil, Dutch the Clutch, himself did it. Being terminally ill, he took out a unique life insurance policy that would grant his family over a million dollars if he died during a stunt and with six months left, he began attempting to sabotage his stunts.]] However, the joke of him being "unkillable" comes into play in that his daredevil instincts kick in to minimize the damage onto himself, allowing him to survive. [[spoiler: The climax has Shawn confront him before Dutch would do his final stunt, one that almost certainly would've killed him. He undoes the sabotage to his motorcycle when Shawn points out that his family would rather have six more months with him than the million dollars. Dutch proceeds to do the stunt as normal.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Olivia mentions a particularly nasty case of this where a sleep-deprived cop accidentally AteHisGun; he woke up having an asthma attack, but in his sleep deprived state, mixed up the actions for the inhaler with the reflex to grab his gun, and ended up sticking the gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger.
* ''Series/Elseworlds2018'': A change in reality leads to Oliver Queen and Barry Allen switching lives, so Oliver has the Flash's powers and costume. When fighting some thugs, Oliver instinctively reaches for his nonexistent bow and arrows.

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* Implied in In an episode of the ''Daredevils!!'' UK version of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. Shawn ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}'' the group was hired by the son of a daredevil to keep his dad safe after a stunt went wrong due to sabotage [[spoiler: However, it turns out the daredevil, Dutch the Clutch, himself did it. Being terminally ill, he took out a unique life insurance policy tasked with finding sedans that would grant his family over handle racing as well as work as a million dollars if he died during a stunt and with six months left, he began attempting to sabotage his stunts.]] However, the joke of him being "unkillable" comes into play in that his daredevil instincts kick in to minimize the damage onto himself, allowing him to survive. [[spoiler: The climax has Shawn confront him before Dutch would do his final stunt, normal car. James May chose one that almost certainly would've killed him. He undoes had a dog leg gear shift. This meant that that instead of away and up for the sabotage first gear, it is away and down. Every time he would try to his go into first gear, he'd be throwing it into reverse and run into who ever was behind him.
** This also happens anytime an American (even if they know how to [[DrivingStick Drive Stick]]) or a German comes on the show; based on the above example, in left-hand drive a (non-dogleg) first gear is *toward you* and up.
** During the "Race to the North" Richard Hammond got to ride the Vincent Black Shadow
motorcycle when Shawn points out that his family would rather have six more months with him than and spent the million dollars. Dutch proceeds to do early part of the stunt as normal.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Olivia mentions a particularly nasty case of this where a sleep-deprived cop accidentally AteHisGun; he woke up having an asthma attack, but in his sleep deprived state, mixed
race constantly mixing up the actions for brake and the inhaler with gear lever which were reversed compared to the reflex more modern bikes he was used to. So every time he wanted to grab his gun, and change gear he ended up sticking the gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger.
* ''Series/Elseworlds2018'': A change in reality leads to Oliver Queen and Barry Allen switching lives, so Oliver has the Flash's powers and costume. When fighting some thugs, Oliver instinctively reaches for his nonexistent bow and arrows.
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* Many characters, especially the lawyers, in ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' will find themselves shouting '''"[[CatchPhrase OBJECTION!]]"''' when someone is telling a {{blatant lie|s}}, they sniff out a contradiction or paradox, [[ThatWasObjectionable or because they don't like what's going on]], even if they're nowhere near a courtroom.
-->'''Edgeworth:''' '''OBJECTION!''' Ms. Teneiro!\\
'''Teneiro:''' What is with all the yelling all of a sudden!?\\
'''Edgeworth:''' (Argh. Force of habit.)
* The Citadel DLC in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' gives you the M-7 Lancer, effectively a CallBack to the guns in ''[=ME1=]'', such that it doesn't run out of ammo, and it overheats instead. When Shepard uses the gun and overheats it, s/he tries to eject the thermal clip, only to realise there isn't one and nearly burn their hand.



* The Citadel DLC in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' gives you the M-7 Lancer, effectively a CallBack to the guns in ''[=ME1=]'', such that it doesn't run out of ammo, and it overheats instead. When Shepard uses the gun and overheats it, s/he tries to eject the thermal clip, only to realise there isn't one and nearly burn their hand.



* Many characters, especially the lawyers, in ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' will find themselves shouting '''"[[CatchPhrase OBJECTION!]]"''' when someone is telling a {{blatant lie|s}}, they sniff out a contradiction or paradox, [[ThatWasObjectionable or because they don't like what's going on]], even if they're nowhere near a courtroom.
-->'''Edgeworth:''' '''OBJECTION!''' Ms. Teneiro!\\
'''Teneiro:''' What is with all the yelling all of a sudden!?\\
'''Edgeworth:''' (Argh. Force of habit.)



* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', a few measures of theme music are enough to get a guy into the rhythm of ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'', a game that involves colliding with small objects. Unfortunately, [[http://xkcd.com/161/ this happens while he's driving a car]].
--> '''AltText:''' As far as treachery-as-driving-music goes, Katamari music is matched only by Guitar Hero music.



* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', a few measures of theme music are enough to get a guy into the rhythm of ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'', a game that involves colliding with small objects. Unfortunately, [[http://xkcd.com/161/ this happens while he's driving a car]].
--> '''AltText:''' As far as treachery-as-driving-music goes, Katamari music is matched only by Guitar Hero music.



* Ross discusses this in ''WebVideo/SteamTrain''. He's an immigrant from Australia, and is used to calling flashlights "torches", which is the custom in his country. So when in America, he had to learn to start calling torches "flashlights". The problem arises that he's so used to the mental substitution that when he tries to refer to actual wooden torches, he accidentally calls them flashlights.


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* Ross discusses this in ''WebVideo/SteamTrain''. He's an immigrant from Australia, and is used to calling flashlights "torches", which is the custom in his country. So when in America, he had to learn to start calling torches "flashlights". The problem arises that he's so used to the mental substitution that when he tries to refer to actual wooden torches, he accidentally calls them flashlights.


* In [[http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/post/83560222717 this]] ''Blog/TextsFromSuperheroes'' entry, Agent Coulson demonstrates the Nazi-finding technique described in Real Life (above) on some [[ANaziByAnyOtherName agents of HYDRA.]]

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* In [[http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/post/83560222717 [[https://64.media.tumblr.com/1a497adfaa5fa4e45633269962bd6c31/tumblr_pfon3dartB1rxjb9io1_540.png this]] ''Blog/TextsFromSuperheroes'' entry, Agent Coulson demonstrates the Nazi-finding technique described in Real Life (above) on some [[ANaziByAnyOtherName agents of HYDRA.]]


** While on the [=PS3=] manufacturer, if you own both a Sony [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81DDym-WifS._AA1500_.jpg DVD]] and [[http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/266998-sony-bdp-s380-remote.jpg BD-Player,]] watching a Blu-Ray might get you to the menu because you pressed "Stop" when you wanted "Pause".

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** While on the [=PS3=] manufacturer, if you own both a Sony [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81DDym-WifS._AA1500_.jpg DVD]] and [[http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/266998-sony-bdp-s380-remote.[[https://images-americanas.b2w.io/produtos/01/00/img/1735549/7/1735549707_1GG.jpg BD-Player,]] watching a Blu-Ray might get you to the menu because you pressed "Stop" when you wanted "Pause".



* The preferred/default stick layout also can vary between regions, with the above example layout (called mode 2) being common in North America, while European modelers will more commonly know mode 1 (left stick is yaw/pitch, right is roll/throttle). Other modes also exist. Add to that wildly inconsistent programming interfaces (even among the same manufacturer) and different styles of auxiliary switch arrangements.

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* ** The preferred/default stick layout also can vary between regions, with the above example layout (called mode 2) being common in North America, while European modelers will more commonly know mode 1 (left stick is yaw/pitch, right is roll/throttle). Other modes also exist. Add to that wildly inconsistent programming interfaces (even among the same manufacturer) and different styles of auxiliary switch arrangements.



* Going from a touchscreen tablet to a laptop.

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* Going from a touchscreen tablet to a laptop.laptop might be similar, as people swipe down on the screen forgetting that you must use the keyboard instead (some manufacturers cashed in on that by creating either ones with touchscreens or 2-in-1 laptops that have detachable screens that effectively work as tablets).


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** This was a recurring problem in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, as the actors playing Jedi couldn't help but do the lightsaber noises with their mouths.


* In one ''Series/{{Castle}}'' outtake, [[Creator/StanaKatic Stana Katic's]] character was supposed to write "Stan Lee" on the whiteboard but automatically wrote her own name instead.

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* In one ''Series/{{Castle}}'' outtake, [[Creator/StanaKatic Stana Katic's]] character Beckett was supposed to write "Stan Lee" on the whiteboard whiteboard, but the actress who plays her, Creator/StanaKatic, automatically wrote her own name instead.

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* In one ''Series/{{Castle}}'' outtake, [[Creator/StanaKatic Stana Katic's]] character was supposed to write "Stan Lee" on the whiteboard but automatically wrote her own name instead.


* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': In "Re-Enter the J-Team", El Toro Fuerte, a MaskedLuchador, enters a martial arts tournament. In his first match, he does pretty well at first, but then he instinctively goes to bounce off the non-existent ropes, causing him to fall out of the ring and lose by RingOut. He appologizes and says he is more used to pro wrestling rings.



* A body part version occurs in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon ''Robin Hood Daffy''. Twice in a row, Daffy manages to hurt himself with his [[SimpleStaff buck-and-a-quarter staff]] by bouncing it off the ground and up into his face, which bends his beak up. When he subsequently does a verbal run-through without the staff in an attempt to figure out what went wrong, his beak bends up again on its own at that point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle spent years doing everything they could think of in order to earn their cutie marks. The episode after they finally do, they decide to go off an adventure, and Apple Bloom yells out "maybe this will be what finally earns us our cutie marks!" Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle point out that they've already got them.
* A body part version occurs in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon ''Robin Hood Daffy''.''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy''. Twice in a row, Daffy manages to hurt himself with his [[SimpleStaff buck-and-a-quarter staff]] by bouncing it off the ground and up into his face, which bends his beak up. When he subsequently does a verbal run-through without the staff in an attempt to figure out what went wrong, his beak bends up again on its own at that point.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle spent years doing everything they could think of in order to earn their cutie marks. The episode after they finally do, they decide to go off an adventure, and Apple Bloom yells out "maybe this will be what finally earns us our cutie marks!" Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle point out that they've already got them.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': In "Re-Enter the J-Team", El Toro Fuerte, a MaskedLuchador, enters a martial arts tournament. In his first match, he does pretty well at first, but then he instinctively goes to bounce off the non-existent ropes, causing him to fall out of the ring and lose by RingOut. He appologizes and says he is more used to pro wrestling rings.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "[[Recap/SouthParkS4E2CartmansSillyHateCrime2000 Cartman's Silly Hate-Crime 2000]]" has Cartman smuggle cigarettes into Juvie in [[AssShove the usual way]], only to ''flush'' after pooping them out.
-->'''Cartman''': *flushes the toilet* Aw God dammit!
-->'''Romper Stomper:''' You ''flushed'' them!?
-->'''Cartman:''' Well, when you spend eight years taking a crap and then flushing the toilet, [[LampshadeHanging it sort of becomes a reflex]]!


** In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', when Thor is attacked by the scavengers of Sakaar, he instinctively tries to call Mjölnir to his hand, forgetting that Hela had already destroyed the hammer.



* In ''Film/IpMan2'', there's a fight between [[TheHero the titular protagonist]] and [[BigBad Twister]]. That is, [[CoolVersusAwesome a Chinese martial artist vs. a British boxer]]. During the match, Ip Man forgets that the fight is being fought under boxing rules and accidentally kicks Twister in the face, which causes him to be penalised.

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* In ''Film/IpMan2'', there's a fight between [[TheHero the titular protagonist]] and [[BigBad Twister]]. That is, [[CoolVersusAwesome a Chinese martial artist vs. a British boxer]]. During In the middle of the match, the crooked officials suddenly declare that from now on, the fight will be under pure boxing rules. Ip Man forgets that the fight is being fought under boxing rules this and accidentally kicks Twister in the face, which causes him to be penalised.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'': In the first episode, Ben runs into a hostile alien for the first time in years, and automatically slaps his wrist. Then he remembers that he hasn't worn the Omnitrix since then, and is forced to fight the alien as a human.

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* The size of a keyboard can make it awkward to use for a while until your muscle memory gets used to it. For example, several of Logitech's gaming keyboards have a column of macro buttons left of the main keyboard area. You may subconsciously place your hands slightly right of where they should be because your brain thinks this column of macro keys are normal keys and it has been using this as an anchor point on where to line up your hands.


* When you do a text search, Firefox puts the search bar in the lower-left, and Google Chrome puts it in the upper-right. And Internet Explorer (and by extension, Microsoft Edge) puts it in the upper-left!

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* When you do a text search, Firefox puts the search bar in the lower-left, and Google Chrome puts it in the upper-right. And Internet Explorer (and by extension, Microsoft Edge) puts it in the upper-left!
upper-left! Current versions of Vivaldi have the search bar in the upper-middle.



* When the Android version of Firefox was rewritten users found that opening a page in a new tab would cause it to show up ''above'' the current tab in the tab list, instead of below. A December 2020 update made this a setting -- but also changed the default back to what it was before, just as users were getting used to the change.



* Does your culture/nation/society/whatever have family name first and given name last or vice versa? Either way, if you go somewhere that has it the other way around, [[NameOrderConfusion confusion]] will ensue. Even within the same "whatever", you can encounter this problem with certain websites, like Danbooru. Example: Searching for [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi there uses "takamachi_nanoha", while searching for Fate Testarossa uses "fate_testarossa".]]

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* Does your culture/nation/society/whatever have family name first and given name last or vice versa? Either way, if you go somewhere that has it the other way around, [[NameOrderConfusion confusion]] will ensue. Even within the same "whatever", you can encounter this problem with certain websites, like Danbooru. Example: Searching for [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi Takamachi]] there uses "takamachi_nanoha", while searching for Fate Testarossa uses "fate_testarossa".]]

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* Playing a 12-inch record at 33 rpm when it's meant to be played at 45 rpm, and vice versa. LP records are typically played at 33 rpm but 45 rpm 12-inch records exist, typically either audiophile [=LPs=] or 12-inch singles for dance music. Conversely, 7-inch records typically play at 45 rpm but some longer singles play at 33 rpm.


Compare CentipedesDilemma, contrast NoobBridge (which occurs when a game's control scheme has an extra aspect that's non-standard) and seee also ReflexiveResponse and WikipediaSyntaxer. May result in complaints of TheyChangedItNowItSucks. May also come into play in a WaxOnWaxOff situation.

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Compare CentipedesDilemma, contrast NoobBridge (which occurs when a game's control scheme has an extra aspect that's non-standard) and seee see also ReflexiveResponse and WikipediaSyntaxer. May result in complaints of TheyChangedItNowItSucks. May also come into play in a WaxOnWaxOff situation.


Any game where you can change the control scheme will obviously avoid this by default, though the effectiveness depends on how far the game will let you remap its controls. PC games generally let the user reassign the controls, so this is very much a console problem. Emulators, special controllers and 3rd-party utilities can function as a workaround of sorts as well. Of course, allowing you to change the control scheme in a game with different characters who need different schemes can lead to this within a single game.

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Any game where you can change the control scheme will obviously avoid this by default, though the effectiveness depends on how far the game will let you remap its controls. PC games generally let the user reassign the controls, so this is very much a console problem. Emulators, special controllers controllers, and 3rd-party utilities can function as a workaround of sorts as well. Of course, allowing you to change the control scheme in a game with different characters who need different schemes can lead to this within a single game.

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