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6th Dec '16 9:44:06 AM Doug86
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* Mattias Nilsson of ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' belongs on a Viking longship circa 800AD instead of a modern day professional army. The dude is CrazyAwesome[=/=]borderline AxCrazy and it's very apparent from some of the stuff he says. Plus he's apparently a fan of NorseMythology.

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* Mattias Nilsson of ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' belongs on a Viking longship circa 800AD instead of a modern day professional army. The dude is CrazyAwesome[=/=]borderline AxCrazy and it's very apparent from some of the stuff he says. Plus he's apparently a fan of NorseMythology.Myth/NorseMythology.
5th Dec '16 4:56:25 PM lucy24
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* Anne Shirley in ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' complains that modern day Avonlea (the 1800s) simply is not romantic enough to suit her. She pines for the medieval days.

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* Anne Shirley in ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' complains that modern day modern-day (early 1900s) Avonlea (the 1800s) simply is not romantic enough to suit her. She pines for the medieval days.
5th Dec '16 4:54:22 PM lucy24
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "A Stop at Willboughby" is all about this. Also the episode with Buster Keaton, which involves a time traveler going to the late 19th Century and being frustrated by the lack of modern conveniences.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
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"A Stop at Willboughby" is all about this. Also the this.
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episode with Buster Keaton, which Keaton involves a time traveler going to the late 19th Century and being frustrated by the lack of modern conveniences.
23rd Nov '16 2:32:44 AM MAI742
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** Some Generals during World War One had the same problem, particularly within Austria-Hungary and Russia. [[DeconstructedTrope However, their problem was not so much that they clung to old tactical methods as that they rushed to implement new ones without thinking through the implications/side-effects.]] One such debate was over the tactical role of artillery, which BornInTheWrongCentury generals came to believe (after the display of their firepower in 1914-15) was so powerful that the pre-war balance of power between the artillery and the infantry had ended (and the Napoleonic Era tactical paradigm in which artillery won battles practically alone had returned). Artillery ''was'' powerful, but not so powerful that the infantry didn't need their own power (in the form of more mortars and light/portable machine guns) and it took the battles of 1916-17 before this truth was realised.

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** Some Generals during World War One had the same problem, particularly within Austria-Hungary and Russia. [[DeconstructedTrope However, their problem was not so much that they clung to old tactical methods as that they rushed abandoned all of them in their rush to implement new ones without (without thinking through the implications/side-effects.implications/side-effects).]] One such debate The primary way in which this played out was over the tactical role balance of power between infantry and artillery, which BornInTheWrongCentury generals initially believed to be equal. But 1914-15 they came to believe (after the display of their firepower in 1914-15) that modern artillery was so powerful that the pre-war balance of power between the artillery it could now win entire battles on its own ("Artillery Destruction" tactics), and that there was no point in giving the infantry had ended (and the Napoleonic Era tactical paradigm in which artillery won battles practically alone had returned). Artillery ''was'' powerful, but not so powerful that the infantry didn't need their own power (in the form of new and more mortars and light/portable weapons (mortars, light machine guns) and it guns, grenades) or training (infiltration, suppression fire). It took the battles of 1916-17 before this truth was realised.the limitations of the artillery were fully appreciated, and "Artillery Suppression" tactics in partnership with a strengthened infantry arm won the war for the Entente Cordiale.
23rd Nov '16 2:27:23 AM MAI742
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** Some Generals during World War One had the same problem. At the start of the war strategic ideas were still rooted in previous century, when the scale of wars and lethality of weapons were much smaller. Eventually they developed effective tactics and strategies (see the German 1918 Spring Offensive and the Allied 100 Days Offensive), unfortunately the process of trial and error killed millions.

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** Some Generals during World War One had the same problem. At the start of the war strategic ideas were still rooted in previous century, when the scale of wars problem, particularly within Austria-Hungary and lethality of weapons were Russia. [[DeconstructedTrope However, their problem was not so much smaller. Eventually that they developed effective tactics and strategies (see clung to old tactical methods as that they rushed to implement new ones without thinking through the German 1918 Spring Offensive implications/side-effects.]] One such debate was over the tactical role of artillery, which BornInTheWrongCentury generals came to believe (after the display of their firepower in 1914-15) was so powerful that the pre-war balance of power between the artillery and the Allied 100 Days Offensive), unfortunately infantry had ended (and the process Napoleonic Era tactical paradigm in which artillery won battles practically alone had returned). Artillery ''was'' powerful, but not so powerful that the infantry didn't need their own power (in the form of trial more mortars and error killed millions.light/portable machine guns) and it took the battles of 1916-17 before this truth was realised.
9th Nov '16 11:54:34 PM krepta999
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla invented the radio, wireless electricity, fluorescent lightbulbs, arc lights, alternating current, and the Tesla Coil -- a machine that could ''shoot lightning''. He even had plans for a proto-internet. He also claimed that electrically-powered airships would transport passengers from New York to London in three hours, traveling eight miles above the ground, and imagined that airships might draw their power from the very atmosphere, never needing to stop for refueling. Unfortunately, his rival Thomas Edison did all he could to discredit him. Tesla also had horrible business sense, and so couldn't afford to develop most of his ideas.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla invented the radio, wireless electricity, fluorescent lightbulbs, arc lights, alternating current, and [[BeamMeUpScotty (allegedly)]] the Tesla Coil -- a machine that could ''shoot lightning''. He even had plans for a proto-internet. He also claimed that electrically-powered airships would transport passengers from New York to London in three hours, traveling eight miles above the ground, and imagined that airships might draw their power from the very atmosphere, never needing to stop for refueling. Unfortunately, his rival Thomas Edison did all he could to discredit him. Tesla also had horrible business sense, and so couldn't afford to develop most of his ideas.
9th Nov '16 5:35:49 PM nombretomado
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* Villainous example in JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming'': Wentworth, a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Government Official]] hates his superiors, his job, his country, and wants nothing more than to be an (honored, trusted) [[DeadlyDecadentCourt courtier]]--and is willing to resurrect the GodOfEvil to get it.

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* Villainous example in JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming'': Wentworth, a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Government Official]] hates his superiors, his job, his country, and wants nothing more than to be an (honored, trusted) [[DeadlyDecadentCourt courtier]]--and is willing to resurrect the GodOfEvil to get it.
6th Oct '16 7:54:03 PM nombretomado
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* David Levin in ''{{Everworld}}'' doesn't get to travel in time, but he ''does'' get to go to another world where all the old pagan deities went after people stopped worshipping them. Which is close... sort of.

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* David Levin in ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' doesn't get to travel in time, but he ''does'' get to go to another world where all the old pagan deities went after people stopped worshipping them. Which is close... sort of.
2nd Oct '16 10:04:13 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} 2'' character Peko has exactly the skills and mindset of a traditional samurai (in part because [[spoiler:she was raised to serve a yakuza organization]]), but was born in modern times. Her ruthlessness and [[SubmissiveBadass lack of self]] kinda freaks out the other teenagers. [[spoiler:Even her execution cutscene is animated in ink-lined, woodblock style.]]

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* The ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} 2'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' character Peko has exactly the skills and mindset of a traditional samurai (in part because [[spoiler:she was raised to serve a yakuza organization]]), but was born in modern times. Her ruthlessness and [[SubmissiveBadass lack of self]] kinda freaks out the other teenagers. [[spoiler:Even her execution cutscene is animated in ink-lined, woodblock style.]]
25th Sep '16 7:07:58 AM Argon2
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* The ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} 2'' character Peko has exactly the skills and mindset of a traditional samurai (in part because [[spoiler:she was raised to serve a yakuza organization]]), but was born in modern times. Her ruthlessness and [[SubmissiveBadass lack of self]] kinda freaks out the other teenagers. [[spoiler:Even her execution cutscene is animated in ink-lined, woodblock style.]]
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