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Basic Trope: A top-class pilot.

  • 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.
  • Justified:
    • 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.
  • Inverted:
    • 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?"
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  • 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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