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* Many machines and electronics of ''Videogame/PeoplePlayground'' become more powerful by electrifying them with batteries or generators. For example, vehicles become more faster, lights become brighter, and the propulsion output of Thrusters become increased by just attaching some batteries.


** This also occurs in many of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels, particularly the ComicBook/XWingSeries. Often a pilot will find himself in a situation where he has sufficient power for N systems and needs N+1 functioning. This often turns into cursing the design flaws of that particular craft.

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** This also occurs in many of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels, particularly the ComicBook/XWingSeries.Literature/XWingSeries. Often a pilot will find himself in a situation where he has sufficient power for N systems and needs N+1 functioning. This often turns into cursing the design flaws of that particular craft.


* Averted in ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}''. Gunning the locomotive full throttle in the opposite direction after it's been hooked up to the speeding train would only cause it to lose its grip on the tracks as the main train pulls it along. Therefore, Frank and Will alternate their locomotive's power between directions to slow the train down more effectively. [[spoiler: It still blows out the brakes, because they're trying to use a small locomotive's brakes to slow/stop a huge, out of control locomotive.]]

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** The distinctive growling sound of guitars in rock and roll music is an effect called "distortion." While there are many ways of creating distortion, the simplest and still the most common way to do so is to turn up the preamplification volume (or "gain") to a higher level than the main amplification ("power") stage can take advantage of, resulting in the waveform "clipping" as the amplitude of the preamp soundwave exceeds the limits of the power amp stage.

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** Lampshaded in "Disaster" where Ensign Ro rewires a computer to be run off of the ship's phaser power lines. O'Brien points out this shouldn't even work and could blow up in their faces.


*** [=MiG-25=] is basically this trope embodied. Equipped with two ''huge'' Tumanski RB-15 turbojets, it creates ''more'' thrust than [[CoolPlane Concorde airliner]]. [=MiG-25=] is known ''to have outrun air-to-air missiles'' in Israeli-Arab conflicts and reached speeds of 3.2 Mach (3920 km/h). The engines were ready to scrap heap after that heap, but they were designed to be easily chganged. [=MiG-25=] is manufactured from stainless steel instead of aluminium, and has extremely smooth surface[[note]]The smooth surface reduces air drag to maximize speed, and steel is structurally stronger than aluminium: it's heavier, but better able to withstand the incredible stress of high speed.[[/note]]

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*** [=MiG-25=] is basically this trope embodied. Equipped with two ''huge'' Tumanski RB-15 turbojets, it creates ''more'' thrust than [[CoolPlane Concorde airliner]]. [=MiG-25=] is known ''to have outrun air-to-air missiles'' in Israeli-Arab conflicts and reached speeds of 3.2 Mach (3920 km/h). The engines were ready to for the scrap heap after that heap, that, but they were designed to be easily chganged.changed. [=MiG-25=] is manufactured from stainless steel instead of aluminium, and has extremely smooth surface[[note]]The smooth surface reduces air drag to maximize speed, and steel is structurally stronger than aluminium: it's heavier, but better able to withstand the incredible stress of high speed.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/EndlessSky'': The [[spoiler: Korath]] take this to a level Tim Taylor himself would think is a bit much.


* Happens in the novelization of ''Film/TheBlackHole''. After damage to the engines of the ''Cygnus'' causes her power output to diminish, Reinhardt orders to increase the output of the working engines to compensate for it, up to override safeguards, to keep both increasing speed and the strength of the anti-gravity field. [[spoiler: It fails, leaving the ship doomed having just half power]]

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* Happens in the novelization of ''Film/TheBlackHole''. After damage to the engines of the ''Cygnus'' causes her power output to diminish, Reinhardt orders to increase the output of the working engines to compensate for it, up to override safeguards, to keep both increasing speed and the strength of the anti-gravity field. [[spoiler: It fails, leaving the ship doomed having just half power]]of her power available.]]

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* Happens in the novelization of ''Film/TheBlackHole''. After damage to the engines of the ''Cygnus'' causes her power output to diminish, Reinhardt orders to increase the output of the working engines to compensate for it, up to override safeguards, to keep both increasing speed and the strength of the anti-gravity field. [[spoiler: It fails, leaving the ship doomed having just half power]]


* In ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'', the common fan response to a rocket design not working as intended (even if "not working as intended" means "blowing up on the launch pad") is to add more thrusters. [[CrazyEnoughToWork Sometimes it works]]. [[RealityEnsues Mostly]] [[EpicFail it doesn't]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'', the common fan response to a rocket design not working as intended (even if "not working as intended" means "blowing up on the launch pad") is to add more thrusters. boosters. That is, to simply attach more rockets to the side and/or bottom of your existing rocket. [[CrazyEnoughToWork Sometimes it works]]. works]] (if the problem really was insufficient thrust, or not enough total delta-v). [[RealityEnsues Mostly]] [[EpicFail More often,]] it doesn't]].doesn't. But at least you'll get [[StuffBlowingUp more explosions]].


* [[DrillSergeantNasty Sarge]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' sees every powered bit of machinery as requiring some obscenely impratical fuel source, such as diesel or nuclear fission. Even when power cells and solar energy are far more economical and reliable, his work consistently hampers the team in battle, such as when he installed [[ElectroMagneticPulse emp]]- er, sorry, [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY E.M.P.]] tech into the Warthog's turret, completely immobilizing the vehicle whenever it fires.

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* [[DrillSergeantNasty Sarge]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' sees every powered bit of machinery as requiring some obscenely impratical fuel source, such as diesel or nuclear fission. Even when power cells and solar energy are far more economical and reliable, his work consistently hampers the team in battle, such as when he installed [[ElectroMagneticPulse emp]]- er, sorry, [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY E.M.P.]] tech into the Warthog's turret, completely immobilizing the vehicle whenever it fires.


* {{VideoGame/Fallout}}: This trope his horribly deconstructed in-universe; without micronization (the idea of making your technology work on a smaller scale), Tim Taylor Technology becomes some kind of worshipped technology during the Cold War, which results in less resources and less availability of advanced efficient technology for the public, while ruling bodies are given near-alien supertechnology and unquestioned power over the starving masses. Without a means to convert their nuclear stockpiles into basic living necessities (and nobody to tell them not to destroy the world and torture humanity for the lulz), the leaders of both superpowers proceed to nuke the world and experiment on the survivors to build a world that revolves around them. A few decades later, they are unceremoniously assassinated by the descendants of disgruntled survivors. Two hundred years later, the lack of clean, efficient technology has prevented the energy-starved cities from rebuilding civilization to something more than tribal, even with nuclear-fission powered matter replicators and supersoldier creating biotechnology.

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* {{VideoGame/Fallout}}: This trope his horribly deconstructed in-universe; without micronization (the idea of making your technology work on a smaller scale), Tim Taylor Technology becomes some kind of worshipped technology during the Cold War, which results in less resources and less availability of advanced efficient technology for the public, while ruling bodies are given near-alien supertechnology and unquestioned power over the starving masses. Without a means to convert their nuclear stockpiles into basic living necessities (and nobody to tell them not to destroy the world and torture humanity for the lulz), the leaders of both superpowers proceed to nuke the world and experiment on the survivors to build a world that revolves around them. A few decades later, they are unceremoniously assassinated by the descendants of disgruntled survivors. Two hundred years later, the lack of clean, efficient technology has prevented most of the energy-starved cities continental United States from rebuilding civilization to something more than tribal, anything resembling pre-war society, even with nuclear-fission powered matter replicators and supersoldier creating biotechnology.


*** [=MiG-25=] is basically this trope embodied. Equipped with two ''huge'' Tumanski RB-15 turbojets, it creates ''more'' thrust than [[CoolPlane Concorde airliner]]. [=MiG-25=] is known ''to have outrun air-to-air missiles'' in Israeli-Arab conflicts and reached speeds of 3.2 Mach (3920 km/h). The engines were ready to scrap heap after that heap, but they were designed to be easily chganged. [=MiG-25=] is manufactured from stainless steel instead of aluminium, and has extremely smooth surface.
** Although in a rare inversion, the SR-71 wasn't limited by its engines, but by its skin getting overheated by compression heating. Its engines actually worked better the faster it went.

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*** [=MiG-25=] is basically this trope embodied. Equipped with two ''huge'' Tumanski RB-15 turbojets, it creates ''more'' thrust than [[CoolPlane Concorde airliner]]. [=MiG-25=] is known ''to have outrun air-to-air missiles'' in Israeli-Arab conflicts and reached speeds of 3.2 Mach (3920 km/h). The engines were ready to scrap heap after that heap, but they were designed to be easily chganged. [=MiG-25=] is manufactured from stainless steel instead of aluminium, and has extremely smooth surface.
surface[[note]]The smooth surface reduces air drag to maximize speed, and steel is structurally stronger than aluminium: it's heavier, but better able to withstand the incredible stress of high speed.[[/note]]
** Although in a rare inversion, the SR-71 wasn't limited by its engines, but by its skin getting overheated by compression heating. Its engines actually worked better the faster it went.went[[note]]The SR-71 was actually designed to work better in the air than on the ground. Engineers noted that the plane leaked fuel prodigiously on the ground, because the fuel tank was designed to expand when subjected to the high levels of heat in flight, at which point it would stop leaking (a leak on the ground is significantly less dangerous than a leak in the air)[[/note]].


* Averted in ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}''. Gunning the locomotive full throttle in the opposite direction after it's been hooked up to the speeding train would only cause it to lose its grip on the tracks as the main train pulls it along. Therefore, Frank and Will alternate their locomotive's power between directions to slow the train down more effectively.

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* Averted in ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}''. Gunning the locomotive full throttle in the opposite direction after it's been hooked up to the speeding train would only cause it to lose its grip on the tracks as the main train pulls it along. Therefore, Frank and Will alternate their locomotive's power between directions to slow the train down more effectively. [[spoiler: It still blows out the brakes, because they're trying to use a small locomotive's brakes to slow/stop a huge, out of control locomotive.]]


** YouTube has examples of aircraft engines fitted to interwar racecars, usualy to break speed records. These range from Napier Lion engines in Bentleys to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrZNGml0csQ BMW Brutus]], to the duck-shredding [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdWgmp4TaQ Beast of Turin]], a 28.4L 4-cylinder THING which did 180mph in 1912.

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** YouTube Website/YouTube has examples of aircraft engines fitted to interwar racecars, usualy to break speed records. These range from Napier Lion engines in Bentleys to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrZNGml0csQ BMW Brutus]], to the duck-shredding [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdWgmp4TaQ Beast of Turin]], a 28.4L 4-cylinder THING which did 180mph in 1912.

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