TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

HOT-WIRING A CAR



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Being able to start an engine (without a key) by short-circuiting the ignition system

DESCRIPTION:
Most people associate hot-wiring with car theft, but in the US, it’s a legal activity if the car is yours. This skill can be beneficial even for law-abiding characters who may have lost their keys or find themselves in an emergency situation and needing quick access to a car. It’s something that mechanically minded characters or those interested in cars might realistically know how to do.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Dexterity
Knowledge of basic wiring or electronics
The ability to fit in and not draw attention
Steadiness when under pressure, being unfazed by distractions
Being familiar with vehicles and how they run

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