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30th Apr '16 7:48:19 AM AjWargo
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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'''s schtick in a nutshell. Ben Stiller teams up with a ragtag group consisting of an Egyptian Pharaoh named Akmenrah, Theodore Roosevelt, Attila the Hun, Christopher Columbus, Sacajawea, miniature figures of cowboys and Roman soldiers, and a group of neanderthals to apprehend the previous night guards of the museum who stole a tablet that once belonged to said Pharaoh and was causing the exhibits to come to life.

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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'''s schtick in a nutshell. Ben Stiller teams up with a ragtag group consisting of an Egyptian Pharaoh named Akmenrah, Theodore Roosevelt, Attila the Hun, Christopher Columbus, Sacajawea, miniature figures of cowboys and Roman soldiers, a T-Rex skeleton, and a group of neanderthals to apprehend the previous night guards of the museum who stole a tablet that once belonged to said Pharaoh and was causing the exhibits to come to life.
7th Apr '16 10:01:26 AM Mhazard
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One of the standard uses of TimeTravel for an EvilOverlord is to pluck warriors from various wars throughout history and bring them through to the future (the EvilOverlord's present) and assemble them into an unbeatable army.

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One of the standard uses of TimeTravel for an EvilOverlord is to pluck warriors from various wars throughout history and bring them through to the future (the EvilOverlord's present) and assemble them into an unbeatable army.
army. The technique of TimeTravel isn't mandatory, even it's not available, a {{Necromancer}} can still make up their own ancient army by AnimateDead.
7th Apr '16 9:55:51 AM Mhazard
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When an army is made up solely of recognised historical figures, that's an ArchivedArmy. And if a group of dead people are brought together to pass judgement on the living, that's a JuryOfTheDamned.

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When an army is made up solely of recognised historical figures, that's an ArchivedArmy. And if a group of dead people are brought together to pass judgement on the living, that's a JuryOfTheDamned.
JuryOfTheDamned. If an army is consist of entirely long dead people, this is ArmyOfTheDead.
1st Mar '16 6:15:19 AM Willbyr
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1st Mar '16 6:14:39 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[note]] High Priest: Yes! With stones of varying sizes! The rocks represent the pinnacle of Modern Warfare! And so long as our rocks are heavier and our sticks '''pointier''', the Gods will favor us! (...) Behold! More gifts from the heavens![[/note]]. Brought to you by ''EmpireEarth''. And ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.]]

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', [[spoiler:Lifemaker summons all previous generations af Cosmo Entelechia upon his/her resurrection.]]

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', [[spoiler:Lifemaker summons all previous generations af of Cosmo Entelechia upon his/her resurrection.]]



* Inverted in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', where Fitzroy tries to conquer the present (his past) with future sentinel technology. It finally backfires spectacularly when he opens a portal to a prison riot in the future, bringing in a horde of mutant inmates Bishop follows.
* [[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avengers's]] foe Kang once had his own team of elite warriors plucked from different time periods, The Anachronauts.

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* Inverted in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', where Fitzroy tries to conquer the present (his past) with future sentinel technology. It finally backfires spectacularly when he opens a portal to a prison riot in the future, bringing in a horde of mutant inmates Bishop follows.
* [[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avengers's]] ComicBook/TheAvengers:
** Their
foe Kang once had his own team of elite warriors plucked from different time periods, The Anachronauts.



* ''NightAtTheMuseum'''s schtick in a nutshell. Ben Stiller teams up with a ragtag group consisting of an Egyptian Pharaoh named Akmenrah, Theodore Roosevelt, Attila the Hun, Christopher Columbus, Sacajawea, miniature figures of cowboys and Roman soldiers, and a group of neanderthals to apprehend the previous night guards of the museum who stole a tablet that once belonged to said Pharaoh and was causing the exhibits to come to life.

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* ''NightAtTheMuseum'''s ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'''s schtick in a nutshell. Ben Stiller teams up with a ragtag group consisting of an Egyptian Pharaoh named Akmenrah, Theodore Roosevelt, Attila the Hun, Christopher Columbus, Sacajawea, miniature figures of cowboys and Roman soldiers, and a group of neanderthals to apprehend the previous night guards of the museum who stole a tablet that once belonged to said Pharaoh and was causing the exhibits to come to life.
16th Jan '16 5:17:55 PM Saber15
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* In ''The Hoplite'', a short story by Creator/RobertReed, a "quantum dilator" is used to implant the consciousness of long-dead warriors into newly cloned bodies. The warriors are given a suit of PoweredArmor and [[DoomTroops no oversight when executing missions]]. The protagonist was a hoplite from Alexander the Great's army and works alongside an SS stormtrooper, a Crusader, a Aztek warrior, and a legionnaire. However, a civilian cast doubt on them being actual warriors from the past, claiming the "quantum dilator" [[QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything is a buzzword]] and that they're just brainwashed.
16th Jan '16 3:39:50 PM R1ck
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* As seen above, this is possible in the ''EmpireEarth'' series, as troops specific to one era don't disappear when reaching the next one. Can lead to interesting RockBeatsLaser situations when a ''nuclear bomber'' is shot down by guys with late-1800s rifles, or a top-of-the-line nuclear powered submarine is destroyed with complete impunity by a tower that's nothing more than a raised platform with a caveman chucking big rocks at people.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series has a similar kind of thing going as in ''Empire Earth'' -- while newer units do make older ones obsolete and unavailable for construction, units that have been already built will stick around unless disbanded or upgraded manually. In a fairly extreme example, you can have squadrons of Bombers providing air support for an invading army of Knights and Longbowmen, for instance.
28th Nov '15 1:33:04 AM Lego3400
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* In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', fighters on both sides are recruited from notable eras of Hyrule's history, namely [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword the Sky Era]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Era of the Hero of Time]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess the Era of Twilight]]. The upcoming ''Hyrule Warriors Legends'' adds heroes from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker the Era of the Great Sea]].

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* In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', fighters on both sides are recruited from notable eras of Hyrule's history, namely [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword the Sky Era]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Era of the Hero of Time]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess the Era of Twilight]]. The upcoming ''Hyrule Warriors Legends'' adds heroes from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker the Era of the Great Sea]]. This last one is notable as it's from a different timeline then the previously established Era of Twilight, happening at roughly the same point in time.
17th Nov '15 4:32:15 PM DaibhidC
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* The army of the Shadow London that rallies against the Great Enchanter in the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' story "Sorcerer, Conjurer, Wizard, Witch".
-->In the shadows stood redcoats with muskets, knights in armour, tommies in tin hats, roundheads and cavaliers shoulder to shoulder, bloods and blades, pearly kings and queens, costers, tarts, loafers, brawlers, football fanatics with scarves and rattles, the ''haut ton'' and the ''demi-monde'', air-raid wardens, firemen, peelers, bobbies, Bow Street Runners, Chelsea pensioners, dandies, strollers and -- yes! -- Dick Whittington's Cat.

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* The army armies of the Shadow London that rallies against the Great Enchanter in the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' story "Sorcerer, Conjurer, Wizard, Witch".
-->In
Witch". The Great Enchanter has all the shadows stood redcoats mythical Barbarians at the Gate: "Vikings, French infantry, Roman legionnaires, ragged cavaliers, fire-spreaders, shaggy Anglo-Saxons, Martian squid-vampires, rowdies from the country and Prussian Uhlans". The good guys have "redcoats with muskets, knights in armour, tommies in tin hats, roundheads and cavaliers shoulder to shoulder, bloods and blades, pearly kings and queens, costers, tarts, loafers, brawlers, football fanatics with scarves and rattles, the ''haut ton'' and the ''demi-monde'', air-raid wardens, firemen, peelers, bobbies, Bow Street Runners, Chelsea pensioners, dandies, strollers and -- yes! -- Dick Whittington's Cat."
17th Nov '15 4:26:28 PM DaibhidC
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* The army of the Shadow London that rallies against the Great Enchanter in the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' story "Sorcerer, Conjurer, Wizard, Witch".
-->In the shadows stood redcoats with muskets, knights in armour, tommies in tin hats, roundheads and cavaliers shoulder to shoulder, bloods and blades, pearly kings and queens, costers, tarts, loafers, brawlers, football fanatics with scarves and rattles, the ''haut ton'' and the ''demi-monde'', air-raid wardens, firemen, peelers, bobbies, Bow Street Runners, Chelsea pensioners, dandies, strollers and -- yes! -- Dick Whittington's Cat.
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