Trope-a-Day: No Conservation of Energy

No Conservation of Energy: Averted, dammit, despite the best efforts of generations of mad scientists to rip physics a new one on this point.  (That, and the rest of the laws of thermodynamics.  Well, mostly those, as the Empire has a lot of people running around who take the second, and to a lesser extent the third, laws of thermodynamics as something of a personal affront.)