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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.]]
30th Aug '16 1:20:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Interestingly there were a number of notable people in the forties that seemed like that. Some of them did quite well in the century they were in so they weren't too much out of place. But they seem to have the air of making a LastStand or setting themselves up for a BittersweetEnding . In [[PolesWithPoleaxes some]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire cases]], they actually were.

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* Interestingly there were a number of notable people in the forties that seemed like that. Some of them did quite well in the century they were in so they weren't too much out of place. But they seem to have the air of making a LastStand or setting themselves up for a BittersweetEnding . In [[PolesWithPoleaxes [[UsefulNotes/PolesWithPoleaxes some]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire cases]], they actually were.
13th Aug '16 5:18:56 PM TheCuza
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* Reinhardt Wilhelm from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' considers himself a KnightInShiningArmor, even though he lives in a time of PoweredArmor and robot uprisings. In one of the spin-off comics, he sees a group of biker gangsters as a giant dragon and LizardFolk on horseback.

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* Reinhardt Wilhelm from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' considers himself a KnightInShiningArmor, even though and for the most part he's right. It just happens to be PoweredArmor, and he lives in a time an age of PoweredArmor and robot uprisings. sapient robots. In one of the spin-off comics, he sees goes up against a group of biker gangsters as a giant dragon gang called the Dragons, and [[MrImagination imagines them]] as LizardFolk on horseback.horseback, with their leader as a giant dragon.
26th Jul '16 8:41:02 AM mangamanic
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* In ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', Jonah Hill's character laments that he'd be considered [[{{Adorkable}} cool for his geekiness]] rather than just geeky in HighSchool if he'd been born ten years ''later''. By contrast his partner 'was' born at a time when his [[JerJock attitude]] made him cool, and finds going back to school a decade later to be far less enjoyable.

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* In ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', Jonah Hill's character laments that he'd be considered [[{{Adorkable}} cool for his geekiness]] rather than just geeky in HighSchool if he'd been born ten years ''later''. By contrast his partner 'was' born at a time when his [[JerJock [[JerkJock attitude]] made him cool, and finds going back to school a decade later to be far less enjoyable.
26th Jul '16 8:40:23 AM mangamanic
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* In ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', Jonah Hill's character laments that he'd be considered [[{{Adorkable}} cool for his geekiness]] rather than just geeky in HighSchool if he'd been born ten years ''later''.

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* In ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', Jonah Hill's character laments that he'd be considered [[{{Adorkable}} cool for his geekiness]] rather than just geeky in HighSchool if he'd been born ten years ''later''. By contrast his partner 'was' born at a time when his [[JerJock attitude]] made him cool, and finds going back to school a decade later to be far less enjoyable.
25th Jul '16 11:29:25 PM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/HPLovecraft was quite fond of the 18th century -- partly for the actual culture of the time and partly because he disapproved of the Revolutionary War -- and apparently would sometimes date his letters 200 years before the actual time of writing.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft was quite fond of the 18th century England -- partly for the actual culture of the time and partly because he disapproved of the Revolutionary War -- and apparently would sometimes date his letters 200 years before the actual time of writing.writing. He was said to have hated modernity despite being a man with strong scientific interests, [[ValuesDissonance namely the existence of cities, minorities with equal rights, homosexuals in greater public view and Jews no longer confined to ghettoes]]. [[invoked]]



** On the other hand the Commonwealth, and Eastern Europe in general, rested on something that had already gone out of style in the rest of Western Europe: serfdom. During [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the early Modern Era]] serfdom and feudalism itself was weakening in the West in favour of strong centralized kingdoms in France, England and Spain that nurtured the rise of cities and the development of the middle-class. In the Commonwealth, where originally peasants were given rights to travel and work as they will, they had those rights taken away and were all refeudalized. The decentralized nature of the Commonwealth meant that any attempts at grand-scale reform to bring Poland up to snuff with its Western neighbors threatened one regional faction or the other, and these factions often allied with neighbouring Russia, Austria or Prussia to protect their interests over that of the Commonwealth. The limit of franchise exclusively to nobles, lack of cultivation of a middle class and at the same time the promotion of "noble equality" meant that Poland was [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie a medieval feudal republic]] in the age of [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment enlightened monarchs and emerging mass movements]].
* 19th century emperor Ludwig II of Bavaria, who built a lot of medieval style castles. These were actually not really medieval since those castles were built for the purposes of withstanding a siege and holding a defense, while Ludwig's castles are essentially aesthetic and made for show.

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** On the other hand the Commonwealth, and Eastern Europe in general, rested on something that had already gone out of style in the rest of Western Europe: serfdom. During [[note]]During [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the early Modern Era]] serfdom and feudalism itself was weakening in the West in favour of strong centralized kingdoms in France, England and Spain that nurtured the rise of cities and the development of the middle-class. In the Commonwealth, where originally peasants were given rights to travel and work as they will, they had those rights taken away and were all refeudalized. [[/note]] The decentralized nature of the Commonwealth meant that any attempts at grand-scale reform to bring Poland up to snuff with its Western neighbors threatened one regional faction or the other, and these factions often allied with neighbouring Russia, Austria or Prussia to protect their interests over that of the Commonwealth. The limit of franchise exclusively to nobles, lack of cultivation of a middle class and at the same time the promotion of "noble equality" meant that Poland was [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie a medieval feudal republic]] in the age of [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment enlightened monarchs and emerging mass movements]].
* 19th century emperor Ludwig II of Bavaria, who built a lot of medieval style castles. These were actually not really medieval since those castles were built for the purposes of withstanding a siege and holding a defense, while Ludwig's castles are essentially aesthetic and made for show.show, and where castle and cathedral construction in the Middle Ages actually did provide solid employment to local craftsmen and guilds, [[AwesomeButImpractical by the time of the 19th Century these were mostly expensive WhiteElephant built at state expense]].



* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci was said by many to be at least 500 years ahead of his time in terms of his imagination. The irony being that if he was, many of the inventions we have today inspired from his works probably wouldn't exist.

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* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci was said by many to be at least 500 years ahead of his time in terms of his imagination. The irony being that if he was, many of the inventions we have today inspired from his works probably wouldn't exist. Leonardo's sense of being apart from his time was part of the reason that he was such a great celebrity for his age (and perhaps the first artist-as-celebrity in history), because the period and time he was in, saw itself as modern and on the cusp of great changes, not expecting the Reformation and Counter-Reformation would delay its plans for another 200 years or so.



* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and many prominent Nazis longed for a revival of the glorious Germany from previous centuries. It comes as no surprise that they all enjoyed RichardWagner, whose operas show a mythological Germany full with strong, admirable heroes.
** The same can be said about UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini and his fascist followers, who tried to recreate the glory of the Ancient Roman Empire.
*** UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco also longed to revive the days of the old Spanish Empire. So much, in fact, that it was the reason he asked Hitler to grant him territories in North Africa (Morocco and the Western Sahara) and the only things allowed in Spain were Baroque architecture/art in general (because it was born in Spain), Catholicism, [[SeriousBusiness Heterosexuality]] (gay poets like Creator/FedericoGarciaLorca were banned) and women had to actually go to school to get a degree as housekeepers. With so much going on, it's no wonder why many people half-jokingly say Spain did not come out of the Middle Ages until after 1975 (Franco's death).

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and many prominent Nazis longed for a revival of the glorious Germany from previous centuries. It comes as no surprise that they all enjoyed RichardWagner, Music/RichardWagner, whose operas show a mythological Germany full with strong, admirable heroes.
** The same can
heroes. It should be said about UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini noted that the "glorious" Germany [[NewerThanTheyThink they longed for was largely invented and his fascist followers, who tried to recreate dreamt up in the glory of 19th Century]] by the Ancient Roman Empire.
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likes of Wagner.
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UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco also longed to revive the days of the old Spanish Empire. So much, in fact, that it was the reason he asked Hitler to grant him territories in North Africa (Morocco and the Western Sahara) and the only things allowed in Spain were Baroque architecture/art in general (because it was born in Spain), Catholicism, [[SeriousBusiness Heterosexuality]] (gay poets like Creator/FedericoGarciaLorca were banned) and women had to actually go to school to get a degree as housekeepers. With so much going on, it's no wonder why many people half-jokingly say Spain did not come out of the Middle Ages until after 1975 (Franco's death).



* European monarchs at the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI still thought with the mindset of their ancestors in previous centuries. They imagined themselves as glorious despots to whom the ordinary people still looked up to. None of them realized that their glory days were on their way out.After the war many of them were forced to abdicate, as their countries became republics or dictatorships.

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* European monarchs at the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI still thought with the mindset of their ancestors in previous centuries. They imagined themselves as glorious despots to whom the ordinary people still looked up to. None of them realized that their glory days were on their way out. After the war many of them were forced to abdicate, as their countries became republics or dictatorships.
25th Jul '16 11:12:59 PM JulianLapostat
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* The last 200 years have not been kind to Emperors in general. Asian, Austrian, French, [P]Russian, Brazilian, San Franciscan...
** An interesting case of the Austrians/Austro-Hungarians is how their Empire was both seen as both backward and progressive for its time. The multinational, multicultural nature of the pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI monarchy would have looked much more in place during the days of feudalism or the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...just as it would fit very much in 21st Century Europe, where many countries have multicultural immigrant communities.
*** Since the end of the monarchy, the Habsburg family has been in strong support of European peace, UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion, and [[UnitedEurope European integration]]. Otto von Habsburg, the heir apparent at the time the Empire fell (his father Charles having taken the throne in 1916), went to Bavaria and pushed the Christian Social Union to endorse Europe; he served as a Member of the European Parliament 1979-1999, where he repeatedly brought up his ancestors' Empire--or rather, his father's reformist vision for it--as a guidepost for integration of the whole continent. His son has done the same in Austria.
** Now that it's been brought up, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth itself counts: [[GloryDays a major powerhouse in Eastern Europe]] which was an ElectiveMonarchy[[note]]Granted, those eligible for electing the King were mainly nobles, though still ''considerably'' larger compared to even England post-Magna Carta[[/note]], home to a thriving multicultural, multiethnic society[[note]]In addition to the Poles and Lithuanians were various communities of Ukrainians, Germans, Magyars, Jews, and Muslim Tartars, the latter two even retaining their religion well into the present--although the region's later Russian overlords, followed by a certain [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler mustached German]], eventually left the Jewish community a shadow of its former self[[/note]] and served as an inspiration for the later [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution Declaration of Independence]]. In fact, the Poles even take pride in calling themselves the "Republic of Poland" ''[[OlderThanTheyThink since 1358]].'' Unfortunately, it crumbled both by its own weight and constant struggles with their feudal yet increasingly romantic-nationalist rivals. One could say that Europe at the time wasn't quite ready for the Commonwealth.
* 19th century emperor Ludwig II of Bavaria, who built a lot of medieval style castles.

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* The last 200 years have not been kind to Emperors in general. Asian, Austrian, French, [P]Russian, Brazilian, San Franciscan...
**
An interesting case of the Austrians/Austro-Hungarians is how their Empire was both seen as both backward and progressive for its time. The multinational, multicultural nature of the pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI monarchy would have looked much more in place during the days of feudalism or the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...just as it would fit very much in 21st Century Europe, where many countries have multicultural immigrant communities.
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communities. Since the end of the monarchy, the Habsburg family has been in strong support of European peace, UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion, and [[UnitedEurope European integration]]. Otto integration]].[[note]]Otto von Habsburg, the heir apparent at the time the Empire fell (his father Charles having taken the throne in 1916), went to Bavaria and pushed the Christian Social Union to endorse Europe; he served as a Member of the European Parliament 1979-1999, where he repeatedly brought up his ancestors' Empire--or rather, his father's reformist vision for it--as a guidepost for integration of the whole continent. His son has done the same in Austria.
Austria.[[/note]]
* The UsefulNotes/PolishLithuanianCommonwealth is also a mix of old and new, out of place in its time and era.
** Now that it's been brought up, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth itself counts: It was [[GloryDays a major powerhouse in Eastern Europe]] which was an ElectiveMonarchy[[note]]Granted, those eligible for electing the King were mainly nobles, though still ''considerably'' larger compared to even England post-Magna Carta[[/note]], home to Carta[[/note]] that ruled over a thriving multicultural, multiethnic society[[note]]In addition to the Poles and Lithuanians were various communities of Ukrainians, Germans, Magyars, Jews, and Muslim Tartars, the latter two even retaining their religion well into the present--although the region's later Russian overlords, followed by a certain [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler mustached German]], eventually left the Jewish community a shadow of its former self[[/note]] and served as an inspiration for the later [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution Declaration of Independence]]. In fact, the Poles even take pride in calling themselves the "Republic of Poland" ''[[OlderThanTheyThink since 1358]].'' Unfortunately, it crumbled both by its own weight ''
** On the other hand the Commonwealth,
and constant struggles Eastern Europe in general, rested on something that had already gone out of style in the rest of Western Europe: serfdom. During [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the early Modern Era]] serfdom and feudalism itself was weakening in the West in favour of strong centralized kingdoms in France, England and Spain that nurtured the rise of cities and the development of the middle-class. In the Commonwealth, where originally peasants were given rights to travel and work as they will, they had those rights taken away and were all refeudalized. The decentralized nature of the Commonwealth meant that any attempts at grand-scale reform to bring Poland up to snuff with its Western neighbors threatened one regional faction or the other, and these factions often allied with neighbouring Russia, Austria or Prussia to protect their interests over that of the Commonwealth. The limit of franchise exclusively to nobles, lack of cultivation of a middle class and at the same time the promotion of "noble equality" meant that Poland was [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie a medieval feudal yet increasingly romantic-nationalist rivals. One could say that Europe at republic]] in the time wasn't quite ready for the Commonwealth.
age of [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment enlightened monarchs and emerging mass movements]].
* 19th century emperor Ludwig II of Bavaria, who built a lot of medieval style castles. These were actually not really medieval since those castles were built for the purposes of withstanding a siege and holding a defense, while Ludwig's castles are essentially aesthetic and made for show.



* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci was said by many to be at least 500 years ahead of his time. The irony being that if he was, many of the inventions we have today inspired from his works probably wouldn't exist.

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* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci was said by many to be at least 500 years ahead of his time.time in terms of his imagination. The irony being that if he was, many of the inventions we have today inspired from his works probably wouldn't exist.
24th Jul '16 4:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* The whole premise of TheBradyBunchMovie is that the '70s incarnation of the family is transplanted into 1995 and comically unaware of the world around them being different than it was back then.

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* The whole premise of TheBradyBunchMovie ''Film/TheBradyBunchMovie'' is that the '70s incarnation of the family is transplanted into 1995 and comically unaware of the world around them being different than it was back then.
19th Jul '16 4:29:09 AM DeepRed
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* Selena Gomez is a big fan of 1940's fashion and even explicedtly tweeted she genuinely feel like she was born in the wrong decade.

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* Selena Gomez SelenaGomez is a big fan of 1940's fashion and even explicedtly tweeted she genuinely feel like she was born in the wrong decade.
18th Jul '16 7:01:12 PM HamburgerTime
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* The five Lisbon sisters in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'' are off by one decade. Their empathy for others, concern for the plight of nature, and distaste for their prudish elders clearly mark them as children of TheSixties, but unfortunately they're growing up in an ultraconservative Detroit suburb in TheSeventies amidst economic chaos. [[spoiler: Tragically, none of them can take it, and every last one kills herself, as if "called to another place" as the narrator puts it]].
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